Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 73.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics92.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive96.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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.
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180910
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 14:10
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 15%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 (45th percentile)
73.5% Very good
Memory 84.8
1-Core 85.1
2-Core 177
69% 116 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 523
55% 430 Pts
64-Core 529
36% 529 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 85%
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 (33rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
92.9% Outstanding
Lighting 345
Reflection 350
Parallax 345
91% 347 fps
MRender 223
Gravity 346
Splatting 231
94% 267 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 106%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5256GPUK NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5KDA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 155 155 150 132 126 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
Read 687
Write 159
Mixed 328
SusWrite 150
72% 331 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 29.2
133% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 793
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 146
184% 349 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 147%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
544GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 127 126 126 128 128 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
62.6% Good
Read 91.7
Write 95
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 126
61% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
120% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-VK 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
78.6% Very good
MC Read 31.2
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 23.3
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 24.1
SC Mixed 21.1
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 72.1
56% 72.1 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 83%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R4 Builds (Compare 1,680 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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System: Alienware 17 R4

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