Alienware 17 R2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 63.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics27.4% 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)
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.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemAlienware 17 R2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R2
Memory8.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 13 '19 at 18:26
Run Duration172 Seconds
Run User MEX-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
63.6% Good
1-Core 103
2-Core 198
71% 150 Pts
4-Core 328
8-Core 516
54% 422 Pts
64-Core 518
35% 518 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970M
Dell(1028 0688) 3GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 26.21.14.4097
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
27.4% Poor
Lighting 106
Reflection 103
Parallax 108
28% 106 fps
MRender 59.1
Gravity 104
Splatting 77.6
28% 80.2 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 27.4%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 1TB
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,546
Write 4,691
Mixed 4942
1,128% 5,060 MB/s
4K Read 455
4K Write 216
4K Mixed 276
1,157% 316 MB/s
DQ Read 942
DQ Write 542
DQ Mixed 686
526% 723 MB/s
Poor: 80% Great: 134%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$52
150GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 84 85 84 84 84 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
41.7% Average
Read 61.2
Write 62.8
Mixed 38.8
SusWrite 83.9
45% 61.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 41.7%
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 above expectations (66th percentile)
54.6% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 16.4
54% 18.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 18.8
50% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 77.8
51% 77.8 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 54.6%
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 1,906 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

System: Alienware 17 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $356Nvidia RTX 2060 $330Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $82SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $683SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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