Alienware 15 R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
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 61.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics50.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). 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.
SystemAlienware 15 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 15 R3
Memory2.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateOct 22 '19 at 02:33
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%
CPU Throttled 99%

 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 Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
61.2% Good
1-Core 95.6
2-Core 188
67% 142 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 533
54% 429 Pts
64-Core 530
36% 530 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 73%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 07C0) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 431.53
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
50.6% Above average
Lighting 184
Reflection 184
Parallax 186
48% 185 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 181
Splatting 159
51% 163 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 52%
Intel HD Graphics 630
Dell(1028 0774) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4836
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
5.08% Terrible
Lighting 20.7
Reflection 23.7
Parallax 21.2
5% 21.9 fps
MRender 12.4
Gravity 18.8
Splatting 31.2
5% 20.8 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.08%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SK hynix SC308 SATA 128GB
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 30001P10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 123 99 96 91 90 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 32% Great: 98%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
144GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 125 124 124 124 125 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
69.7% Good
Read 119
Write 108
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 124
69% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 1x8GB
1 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
30.7% Below average
MC Read 12.8
MC Write 10.6
MC Mixed 8.8
31% 10.7 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 9.8
24% 8.3 GB/s
Latency 119
34% 119 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 42%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 64%
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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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