Alienware m17 R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive187% 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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. CPU throttled at 77% 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 m17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware m17 R3
Memory26.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210708
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 14 '21 at 17:19
Run Duration264 Seconds
Run User KWT-User
Background CPU 27%
CPU Throttled 77%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-10980HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
86.7% Excellent
Memory 90.3
1-Core 113
2-Core 222
83% 142 Pts
4-Core 447
8-Core 741
75% 594 Pts
64-Core 1099
74% 1099 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080S (Super Mobile)
Dell(1028 09CF) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2235 MHz, MLim: 3588 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 472.12
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 163
Reflection 180
Parallax 168
132% 171 fps
Gravity 147
Splatting 132
150% 140 fps
Poor: 96% Great: 135%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$94
597GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 924 798 755 559 528 538 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
187% Outstanding
Read 1,397
Write 1,749
Mixed 1,312
SusWrite 684
290% 1,285 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 58.5
193% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 748
DQ Write 570
DQ Mixed 658
492% 659 MB/s
Poor: 168%
This bench: 187%
Great: 270%
WDC WDS200T2B0C-00PXH0 2TB
811GB free
Firmware: 21705000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1765 1475 757 748 748 758 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
215% Outstanding
Read 1,492
Write 1,728
Mixed 1527
SusWrite 1,042
326% 1,447 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 58.8
194% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 808
DQ Write 609
DQ Mixed 706
528% 707 MB/s
Poor: 200%
This bench: 215%
Great: 276%
Kbg40zns512g NVMe KIOXIA 512GB
32GB free
Firmware: 10410105 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 938
Write 797
Mixed 734
183% 823 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 58.6
196% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 978
DQ Write 555
DQ Mixed 700
539% 744 MB/s
Poor: 88% Great: 212%
WD My Passport 2626 4TB
1.5TB free, PID 2626
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 87 88 86 87 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
46.9% Average
Read 109
Write 98.2
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 86.7
120% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.8
164% 1.9 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A2G44AM0-CTD 2x16GB
2 of 2 slots used
32GB Row of chips DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
79.4% Very good
MC Read 30.9
MC Write 30.6
MC Mixed 21.8
79% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 35.9
SC Mixed 24.4
74% 25.8 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 81%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 37: 4R 4G 5B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
37% 27% 49 313 238 144 27" 2560 1440 MSI3FA3 MSI MPG27CQ
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Desktop
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Workstation
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System: Alienware m17 R3

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