Alienware 17 R2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 56.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics31.7% 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 Drive69.2% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemAlienware 17 R2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R2
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '19 at 22:54
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4710HQ
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
56.2% Above average
1-Core 96
2-Core 159
62% 128 Pts
4-Core 282
8-Core 448
46% 366 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970M
Dell(1028 0688) 3GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 9.18.13.4473
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
31.7% Below average
Lighting 125
Reflection 104
Parallax 119
33% 116 fps
MRender 90.2
Gravity 114
Splatting 78.7
32% 94.2 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 128GB
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 133 132 108 99 101 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 469
Write 140
Mixed 160
SusWrite 117
48% 221 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 69.1
4K Mixed 23.8
107% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 64.4
97% 189 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 69%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$46
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 110 110 113 114 113 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
63.5% Good
Read 109
Write 114
Mixed 56.7
SusWrite 112
72% 97.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
53.7% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 20
MC Mixed 16.2
53% 18.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 16.9
46% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 77.6
52% 77.6 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R2 Builds (Compare 1,798 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: Alienware 17 R2

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $200AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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