Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics161% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive329% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 99% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181115
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 22 '19 at 01:39
Run Duration206 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 18%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7820HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
62.3% Good
1-Core 101
2-Core 197
70% 149 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 536
57% 442 Pts
64-Core 544
36% 544 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$750
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 430.39
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
161% Outstanding
Lighting 511
Reflection 438
Parallax 543
162% 497 fps
MRender 255
Gravity 545
Splatting 281
160% 360 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 161%
Great: 175%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB-$498
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1821 1895 1966 2039 1235 934 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
329% Outstanding
Read 2,402
Write 2,086
Mixed 1,300
SusWrite 1,648
416% 1,859 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 77
264% 97.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1192
DQ Write 1,070
DQ Mixed 1,133
849% 1,132 MB/s
Poor: 200%
This bench: 329%
Great: 362%
Toshiba THNSN5256GPUK NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
238GB free
Firmware: 5KDA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 235 232 234 234 161 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
150% Outstanding
Read 991
Write 763
Mixed 742
SusWrite 243
153% 685 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 58.8
199% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 841
DQ Write 680
DQ Mixed 745
562% 756 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 150%
Great: 146%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB-$84
987GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 99 99 100 99 100 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
39.9% Below average
Read 40.2
Write 64.7
Mixed 48.3
SusWrite 98.4
46% 62.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.2
216% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
72.3% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 21.1
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 22
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 71.1
56% 71.1 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

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Desktop
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Workstation
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System: Alienware 17 R4

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