Alienware 17 R2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 70.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics41% 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)
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.
Run History
SystemAlienware 17 R2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R2
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150724
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateNov 26 '21 at 04:04
Run Duration202 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
70.4% Very good
Memory 77.4
1-Core 101
2-Core 193
72% 124 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 511
55% 427 Pts
64-Core 516
35% 516 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980M
Dell(1028 0688) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 30.0.14.7212
Performing below potential (63rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
41% Average
Lighting 50.4
Reflection 56.3
Parallax 48.7
41% 51.8 fps
MRender 55.5
Gravity 50.4
Splatting 45.2
41% 50.4 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 41%
Great: 46%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 128GB
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 21 23 31 21 19 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 36% Great: 72%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$46
150GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 53 53 53 49 52 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
32.2% Below average
Read 60.2
Write 62
Mixed 38.6
SusWrite 51.6
39% 53.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16KTF1G64HZ-1G6E1 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
55.4% Above average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 16.5
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 19
SC Mixed 18.9
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 85.6
47% 85.6 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 58%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 72: 10R 6G 4B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
72% 20% 102 309 239 60 17.3" 1920 1080 LGD0459
History: Score 69: 10R 6G 1B | Score 72: 10R 6G 4B
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Desktop
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Workstation
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System: Alienware 17 R2

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