Alienware 15 R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 19.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics48.2% 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 Drive219% 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.
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
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
SystemAlienware 15 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 15 R3
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170314
Uptime15.1 Days
Run DateNov 05 '17 at 00:40
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
19.8% Very poor
1-Core 24.1
2-Core 47.4
17% 35.8 Pts
4-Core 125
8-Core 383
29% 254 Pts
64-Core 468
31% 468 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 19.8%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 07C0) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
48.2% Average
Lighting 129
Reflection 168
Parallax 183
34% 160 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 174
Splatting 157
49% 158 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$139
327GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
219% Outstanding
Read 2,300
Write 1,645
Mixed 1,835
428% 1,927 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 41
4K Mixed 17.7
76% 26.4 MB/s
DQ Read 77.4
DQ Write 73.7
DQ Mixed 17.8
29% 56.3 MB/s
Poor: 178%
This bench: 219%
Great: 358%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
59GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
63.4% Good
Read 95.3
Write 126
Mixed 99.4
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.21
67% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8ATF1G64HZ-2G3B1 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
55.3% Above average
MC Read 19
MC Write 24.4
MC Mixed 22.2
62% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 6.2
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 9.5
24% 8.23 GB/s
Latency 141
28% 141 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 15 R3 Builds (Compare 6,199 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

System: Alienware 15 R3

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