Alienware 17

Performance Results

Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop 61%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 55.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics27.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
SystemAlienware 17  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 068R5X
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140423
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 20 '17 at 10:26
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4900MQ-$541
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
55.8% Above average
1-Core 109
2-Core 210
76% 160 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 254
33% 243 Pts
64-Core 556
37% 556 Pts
Poor: 15%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780M
Dell(1028 05AD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 849 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
27.5% Poor
Lighting 90.2
Reflection 73
Parallax 117
24% 93.3 fps
MRender 74.6
Gravity 101
Splatting 60.5
28% 78.6 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 27.5%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM830 mSATA 64GB
59GB free
Firmware: CXM13D1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
58.9% Above average
Read 476
Write 170
Mixed 249
65% 299 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 44.1
4K Mixed 16.2
75% 26.9 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 57.6
DQ Mixed 10.4
46% 110 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 59%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1.5TB
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 158
Mixed 167
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.79
4K Mixed 0.15
97% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 102%
Great: 182%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6AFR8A-PB 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
53.8% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 19.8
MC Mixed 15.9
53% 18.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 18.2
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 73.9
54% 73.9 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 Builds (Compare 3,339 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 49%
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

System: Alienware 17

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $209
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