Alienware 17 R3

Performance Results

Gaming 115%
Desktop 106%
Workstation 77%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics137% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive204% 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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware 17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0M5CM7
Memory27.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161212
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 13 '17 at 21:01
Run Duration230 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6820HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
79.8% Very good
1-Core 124
2-Core 239
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 671
70% 549 Pts
64-Core 660
44% 660 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2830 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Lighting 539
Reflection 520
Parallax 620
142% 560 fps
MRender 268
Gravity 530
Splatting 285
138% 361 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 137%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB 1TB
541GB free
Firmware: BXV77D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
176% Outstanding
Read 1,487
Write 926
Mixed 1,053
256% 1,155 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 26.2
168% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 41.3
DQ Write 471
DQ Mixed 26.3
89% 180 MB/s
Poor: 92%
This bench: 176%
Great: 196%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$230
406GB free
Firmware: EXM03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 72% Great: 127%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
204% Outstanding
Read 1,851
Write 1,170
Mixed 1,288
318% 1,436 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 31.9
183% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 48.4
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 201
126% 137 MB/s
Poor: 149%
This bench: 204%
Great: 282%
Hitachi HTS 721010A9E630 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: 0100
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
77.7% Very good
Read 135
Write 136
Mixed 120
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.21
81% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA82GS6MFR8N-TF 2x16GB
2 of 2 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
69.5% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 21.4
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 28.4
SC Mixed 22.5
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 71
56% 71 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 75%
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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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Desktop 58%
Workstation 38%
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System: Alienware 17 R3

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