Alienware 17

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 64.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics16.4% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemAlienware 17  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 04WT2G
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180625
Uptime6.4 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 19:18
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4900MQ-$541
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
64.2% Good
Memory 87.5
1-Core 107
2-Core 156
73% 117 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 432
40% 327 Pts
64-Core 439
30% 439 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 860M
Dell(1028 05AE) 2GB
CLim: 915 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
16.4% Very poor
Lighting 16.2
Reflection 21.3
Parallax 27.3
13% 21.6 fps
MRender 19.9
Gravity 26.4
Splatting 0.09
20% 15.4 fps
Poor: 10%
This bench: 16.4%
Great: 19%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteonit DMT-80M6M-11 mSATA 80GB
74GB free
Firmware: DMH110B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 201 201 199 188 201 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
74.8% Very good
Read 461
Write 192
Mixed 207
SusWrite 199
58% 264 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 55.7
4K Mixed 30
110% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 157
138% 208 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 75%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$79
867GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 34 44 35 28 41 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
30.7% Below average
Read 69.9
Write 100
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 36.7
48% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.3
78% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173QH0-YK0 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
56.4% Above average
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 17.1
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 16.7
SC Mixed 16
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 70
57% 70 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 58%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 Builds (Compare 1,727 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware 17

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $209
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