Alienware 15 R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 16.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics6.53% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive71.9% 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.
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 15 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 15 R3
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190118
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateSep 10 '19 at 00:54
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
16.1% Very poor
1-Core 24.6
2-Core 48
17% 36.3 Pts
4-Core 87.4
8-Core 130
14% 109 Pts
64-Core 130
9% 130 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 16.1%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics 630
Dell(1028 0774) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 26.20.100.6859
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
6.53% Terrible
Lighting 22.9
Reflection 29.6
Parallax 25.5
6% 26 fps
MRender 25.5
Gravity 21.4
Splatting 36.3
7% 27.7 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.53%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme PC300 SK hy 256GB
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20005A00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 172 170 164 171 169 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
71.9% Very good
Read 710
Write 413
Mixed 470
SusWrite 171
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 27.7
4K Mixed 18.9
76% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 222
167% 224 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 139%
ZTC-SM201-256G 256GB
94GB free
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.7 10 10 9.8 10 11 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 40% Great: 86%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
907GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 117 116 118 120 124 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
72.8% Very good
Read 135
Write 134
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 119
75% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 76%
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 below expectations (3rd percentile)
45.2% Average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 19.1
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 6.1
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 8.2
23% 7.97 GB/s
Latency 174
23% 174 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 45.2%
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 15 R3 Builds (Compare 6,049 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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System: Alienware 15 R3

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