Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 140%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 144%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 97.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics175% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive314% 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.
CPU throttled at 99% 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.
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory28.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170512
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 24 '17 at 19:02
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-7820HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 130
104% 131 Pts
QC Int 491
QC Float 518
QC Mixed 494
114% 501 Pts
MC Int 651
MC Float 740
MC Mixed 704
104% 698 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$750
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2808 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
175% Outstanding
Lighting 569
Reflection 534
Parallax 590
178% 564 fps
MRender 285
Gravity 584
Splatting 300
173% 390 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 175%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB-$449
454GB free
Firmware: EXM03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 522
Write 488
Mixed 497
112% 503 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 35.2
167% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 190
176% 270 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 114%
Great: 125%
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$249
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
314% Outstanding
Read 2,778
Write 1,760
Mixed 1,819
468% 2,119 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 63.1
242% 91.4 MB/s
DQ Read 501
DQ Write 475
DQ Mixed 215
236% 397 MB/s
Poor: 187%
This bench: 314%
Great: 357%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$418
65GB free
Firmware: 1B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
290% Outstanding
Read 2,838
Write 1,495
Mixed 1,574
433% 1,969 MB/s
4K Read 58.7
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 52.1
228% 82.4 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 413
DQ Mixed 190
195% 314 MB/s
Poor: 173%
This bench: 290%
Great: 301%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 2x16GB
2 of 2 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
76.2% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 24
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 23.6
68% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 72
56% 72 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 103%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R4 Builds (Compare 7,320 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
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System: Alienware 17 R4

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