Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics34.6% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. 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
Memory24.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181115
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 23 '19 at 20:01
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 23%
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 Server
Intel Core i7-7820HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Memory 84.6
1-Core 100
2-Core 169
72% 118 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 525
57% 442 Pts
64-Core 547
37% 547 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 07C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.72
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (119 fps cap detected)
34.6% Below average
Lighting 120
Reflection 119
Parallax 118
32% 119 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 118
Splatting 119
35% 119 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 34.6%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5256GPUK NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5KDA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 980
Write 747
Mixed 750
183% 826 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 91.6
4K Mixed 52.7
176% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 803
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 225
237% 409 MB/s
Poor: 59% Great: 145%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
829GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 127 126 128 128 128 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
76.6% Very good
Read 140
Write 135
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 127
78% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A2K43CB1-CRC 2x16GB
2 of 2 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
78.5% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 25.7
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 28.6
SC Mixed 22.7
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 72.5
55% 72.5 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 82%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R4 Builds (Compare 10,156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

System: Alienware 17 R4

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