Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 60.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics98.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180910
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 04:13
Run Duration245 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
60.5% Good
SC Int 83.6
SC Float 88
SC Mixed 86
69% 85.9 Pts
QC Int 284
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 294
67% 296 Pts
MC Int 410
MC Float 476
MC Mixed 454
67% 446 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 07C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
Lighting 294
Reflection 310
Parallax 293
91% 299 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 291
Splatting 237
104% 243 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 102%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB-$495
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,508
Write 1,760
Mixed 1,302
410% 1,856 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 75.6
256% 92.9 MB/s
DQ Read 912
DQ Write 787
DQ Mixed 846
635% 848 MB/s
Poor: 223% Great: 368%
Mushkin Reactor 1TB-$140
4GB free
Firmware: N1007C
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 503
Write 394
Mixed 19.5
67% 306 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 9.3
4K Mixed 14
56% 15.1 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 14.9
84% 191 MB/s
Poor: 61% Great: 108%
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB-$195
2TB free
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1441 1415 1580 1619 1619 1620 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
278% Outstanding
Read 1,520
Write 1,615
Mixed 1,108
SusWrite 1,549
326% 1,448 MB/s
4K Read 57
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 78.2
269% 96.9 MB/s
DQ Read 923
DQ Write 826
DQ Mixed 324
394% 691 MB/s
Poor: 168%
This bench: 278%
Great: 295%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB-$8
29GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 33 14 12 14 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
33.6% Below average
Read 151
Write 38.8
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 25
74% 68.6 MB/s
4K Read 6.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1.7
134% 3.33 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 33.6%
Great: 37%
WD My Passport 0741 2TB
37GB free, PID 0741
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 67 71 72 72 73 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
25.4% Poor
Read 59.7
Write 64.2
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 70.4
74% 54.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 25.4%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
74% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 21.5
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 27.7
SC Mixed 23.2
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 73.1
55% 73.1 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 74%
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).

Typical 17 R4 Builds (Compare 7,047 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
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Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
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System: Alienware 17 R4

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