Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 70.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics172% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very 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.
Run History
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190118
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 22 '19 at 19:45
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
70.2% Very good
1-Core 112
2-Core 195
74% 154 Pts
4-Core 374
8-Core 552
60% 463 Pts
64-Core 546
37% 546 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,107
PNY(196E 12FB) ≥ 4GB; PNY GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB XLR8 Gaming Overclocked Edition
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
172% Outstanding
Lighting 558
Reflection 528
Parallax 652
147% 580 fps
MRender 511
Gravity 617
Splatting 308
174% 478 fps
Poor: 111%
This bench: 172%
Great: 197%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 1TB-$118
212GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 424 424 446 450 452 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Read 411
Write 275
Mixed 344
SusWrite 429
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 48.6
4K Mixed 32.5
107% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 276
227% 325 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 120%
SK hynix SC308 SATA 128GB
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 30001P10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 124 118 127 119 124 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 32% Great: 98%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB-$70
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 77 81 88 88 89 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
32.7% Below average
Read 27.8
Write 5.7
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 83.8
34% 44.4 MB/s
4K Read 6.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 2.5
579% 3.47 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
77.9% Very good
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 22.8
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 32.6
SC Mixed 24.3
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 63.3
63% 63.3 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 78%
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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 8,889 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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System: Alienware 17 R4

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