Alienware 17 R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 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 51.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics67.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive123% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 80% 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
28 days ago, 20 days ago.
SystemAlienware 17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R3
Memory23.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160129
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 19 '20 at 01:43
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 18%
CPU Throttled 80%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
51.7% Above average
1-Core 79.3
2-Core 159
56% 119 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 446
46% 362 Pts
64-Core 450
30% 450 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 66%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
Dell(1028 068B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 431.53
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
67.9% Good
Lighting 261
Reflection 237
Parallax 259
69% 252 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 253
Splatting 184
68% 200 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 86%
Intel HD 530 (Mobile Skylake)
Dell(1028 0708) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 23.20.16.4973
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
4.49% Terrible
Lighting 16.9
Reflection 202
Parallax 17.6
4% 78.8 fps
MRender 15.4
Gravity 15.3
Splatting 25.3
4% 18.7 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.49%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB 1TB
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 478 416 377 316 278 264 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 875
Write 480
Mixed 498
SusWrite 355
123% 552 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 86.5
4K Mixed 27.7
123% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 811
DQ Write 525
DQ Mixed 652
491% 663 MB/s
Poor: 96%
This bench: 123%
Great: 198%
Seagate ST1000LM044 HN-M101SAD 1TB
100GB free
Firmware: 2BD10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 81 83 83 83 83 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
49% Average
Read 88.3
Write 64
Mixed 59
SusWrite 81.8
54% 73.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 49%
Great: 78%
Seagate Expansion 2TB
29GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 110 103 111 115 117 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
56.2% Above average
Read 90
Write 101
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 105
68% 92.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.5
175% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 68%
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 750GB
65GB free, PID 5031
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 60 59 59 60 61 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
28.3% Poor
Read 91.5
Write 97.3
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 59.8
100% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
43% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA82GS6MFR8N-TF 2x16GB
2 of 2 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
59.6% Above average
MC Read 22
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 19.4
62% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 20.3
SC Mixed 15.7
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 108
37% 108 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 75%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R3 Builds (Compare 4,476 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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System: Alienware 17 R3

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