Alienware 17

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 70.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics2.73% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Run History
SystemAlienware 17  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0MPYM4
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131225
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 09 '21 at 00:18
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4700MQ-$209
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
70.1% Very good
Memory 81.6
1-Core 94.5
2-Core 184
71% 120 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 490
52% 403 Pts
64-Core 500
34% 500 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 M290X
Dell(1028 05AA) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1045.0
Relative performance (0th percentile)
2.73% Terrible
Lighting 3.5
Reflection 33
Parallax 6.4
3% 14.3 fps
MRender 7.7
Gravity 2.4
Splatting 4.5
3% 4.87 fps
Poor: 11%
This bench: 2.73%
Great: 26%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteonit DMT-80M6M-11 mSATA 80GB
74GB free
Firmware: DMH110B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 199 199 186 199 200 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 461
Write 200
Mixed 206
SusWrite 197
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 52.7
4K Mixed 29.2
107% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 174
147% 215 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 75%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$65
843GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 53 64 68 58 54 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
47.5% Average
Read 107
Write 103
Mixed 57.4
SusWrite 58.1
60% 81.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8KTF51264HZ-1G6E1 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
56.7% Above average
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 16.5
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 19.2
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 77.7
52% 77.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 57%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 Builds (Compare 1,615 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware 17

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $209
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