Alienware 17 R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics40.3% 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)
Boot Drive113% 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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. CPU throttled at 81% 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
8 days ago, 7 days ago.
SystemAlienware 17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R3
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateApr 08 '21 at 13:40
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 25%
CPU Throttled 81%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6820HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
69.5% Good
Memory 83.1
1-Core 86.8
2-Core 171
68% 114 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 473
50% 388 Pts
64-Core 475
32% 475 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980M
Dell(1028 0708) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1126 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing below potential (50th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
40.3% Average
Lighting 48.2
Reflection 54.7
Parallax 49.2
39% 50.7 fps
MRender 55.7
Gravity 51.1
Splatting 45.8
42% 50.9 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 40.3%
Great: 47%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Lenovo SL700 PCI-E M.2 128G 128GB
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 159 172 119 114 105 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 915
Write 325
Mixed 391
SusWrite 132
96% 441 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 51.7
178% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 240
191% 271 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 113%
Great: 122%
Toshiba MK6476GSXN 640GB
338GB free
Firmware: GB001M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 88 89 90 88 87 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
51.5% Above average
Read 91.2
Write 84.4
Mixed 31
SusWrite 88.1
54% 73.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 49%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16ATF2G64HZ-2G1A1 1x16GB
1 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
39.2% Below average
MC Read 13.8
MC Write 13.8
MC Mixed 11.8
38% 13.1 GB/s
SC Read 10.6
SC Write 12.5
SC Mixed 12.2
34% 11.8 GB/s
Latency 74.9
53% 74.9 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 39.2%
Great: 42%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
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Workstation
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System: Alienware 17 R3

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