Alienware 17

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 51.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics24.5% 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)
Boot Drive69.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware 17  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 068R5X
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180129
Uptime5.1 Days
Run DateJun 14 '19 at 06:13
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4930MX
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
51.8% Above average
Memory 81.2
1-Core 86
2-Core 77.1
56% 81.4 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 59.4
16% 103 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 880M
Dell(1028 05AE) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 993 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
24.5% Poor
Lighting 30.1
Reflection 31.8
Parallax 38.4
25% 33.4 fps
MRender 36.4
Gravity 34.8
Splatting 30.2
21% 33.8 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 24.5%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteonit LMT-256M6M mSATA 256GB
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DM8110F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 312 334 327 332 314 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
69.5% Good
Read 397
Write 329
Mixed 244
SusWrite 324
73% 323 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 42.6
4K Mixed 26.1
91% 30.7 MB/s
DQ Read 20
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 24.8
49% 92.2 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 89%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB-$44
294GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 89 89 82 89 91 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
50.4% Above average
Read 87
Write 99
Mixed 54
SusWrite 88.1
60% 82 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8KTF51264HZ-1G6E1 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
51.8% Above average
MC Read 20
MC Write 19.8
MC Mixed 16.1
53% 18.6 GB/s
SC Read 4.9
SC Write 15.7
SC Mixed 17.5
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 78.3
51% 78.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 57%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
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Workstation
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System: Alienware 17

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $209
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