Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 120%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 64.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is 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
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190118
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJul 23 '19 at 04:41
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 above expectations (65th percentile)
64.8% Good
1-Core 95.7
2-Core 209
70% 152 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 556
58% 455 Pts
64-Core 564
38% 564 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,100
PNY(196E 12FB) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
172% Outstanding
Lighting 558
Reflection 532
Parallax 648
147% 579 fps
MRender 506
Gravity 619
Splatting 316
174% 480 fps
Poor: 144%
This bench: 172%
Great: 196%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 1TB-$110
212GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 416 426 456 456 456 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 450
Write 402
Mixed 345
SusWrite 435
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 49.1
4K Mixed 32.2
107% 35.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 280
228% 326 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 121%
SK hynix SC308 SATA 128GB
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 30001P10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 124 120 124 123 120 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 25% Great: 98%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB-$74
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 61 67 61 59 72 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
28.7% Poor
Read 30.8
Write 2.8
Mixed 64
SusWrite 66.8
31% 41.1 MB/s
4K Read 7.1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 2.1
551% 3.47 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 28.7%
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 (98th percentile)
78% Very good
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 30.2
MC Mixed 22.6
79% 27.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 24.5
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 78%
Great: 77%
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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 9,316 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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System: Alienware 17 R4

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