Alienware 15 R2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 28.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics40.9% 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 Drive50.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (65%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. 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
SystemAlienware 15 R2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 15 R2
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160129
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 16 '21 at 17:21
Run Duration216 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 65%
CPU Throttled 80%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
28.2% Poor
Memory 43.8
1-Core 21.2
2-Core 40.8
24% 35.3 Pts
4-Core 69.6
8-Core 106
11% 87.8 Pts
64-Core 101
7% 101 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 28.2%
Great: 74%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980M
Dell(1028 0708) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1126 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.72
Performing below potential (60th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
40.9% Average
Lighting 49
Reflection 55.7
Parallax 53.6
40% 52.8 fps
MRender 56.4
Gravity 51.9
Splatting 46
42% 51.4 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 58%
Intel HD 530 (Mobile Skylake)
Dell(1028 0708) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 26.20.100.7263
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
2.59% Terrible
Lighting 3.8
Reflection 54.7
Parallax 2.6
3% 20.4 fps
MRender 3.6
Gravity 2.3
Splatting 3.6
2% 3.17 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 2.59%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV77D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 41 37 44 40 38 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
50.1% Above average
Read 555
Write 116
Mixed 133
SusWrite 43.4
46% 212 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 39.4
4K Mixed 14.4
64% 23.4 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 93.4
DQ Mixed 160
112% 144 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 142%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
14GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3P0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 101 91 84 92 106 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
50.5% Above average
Read 79.4
Write 79
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 96.4
50% 68.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
112% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
41.3% Average
MC Read 15.6
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 18.3
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 5.5
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 7.8
21% 7.3 GB/s
Latency 185
22% 185 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 76%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 44: 6R 2G 8B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
44% 15% 107 107 63 60 23" 1707 960 HWP2973 HP x2301
History:
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Desktop
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Workstation
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System: Alienware 15 R2

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