Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 135%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics179% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive262% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, ,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 30 '19 at 23:28
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
79.4% Very good
Memory 83.9
1-Core 105
2-Core 209
77% 133 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 553
63% 481 Pts
64-Core 544
36% 544 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,180
CLim: 2265 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 441.66
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
179% Outstanding
Lighting 494
Reflection 553
Parallax 747
130% 598 fps
MRender 564
Gravity 637
Splatting 334
182% 511 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 179%
Great: 196%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB-$400
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1030 1505 1609 1232 1233 813 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
262% Outstanding
Read 2,029
Write 1,894
Mixed 1,509
SusWrite 1,237
374% 1,668 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 67.9
210% 77.7 MB/s
DQ Read 938
DQ Write 824
DQ Mixed 820
631% 861 MB/s
Poor: 173%
This bench: 262%
Great: 354%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB-$79
782GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 93 100 93 100 101 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
45.9% Average
Read 62.5
Write 94.3
Mixed 30.3
SusWrite 97.1
52% 71.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 70%
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 above expectations (87th percentile)
75.7% Very good
MC Read 29
MC Write 29.8
MC Mixed 22.2
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 28.2
SC Mixed 23.6
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 73.6
54% 73.6 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 77%
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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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System: Alienware 17 R4

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