Alienware 15 R2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 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 62.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics6.64% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (72%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago.
SystemAlienware 15 R2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 15 R2
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 00:22
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 72%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 i5-6300HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
62.8% Good
SC Int 82.6
SC Float 87.2
SC Mixed 85.3
68% 85 Pts
QC Int 318
QC Float 325
QC Mixed 327
73% 323 Pts
MC Int 326
MC Float 346
MC Mixed 333
50% 335 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 965M
Dell(1028 0708) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8476
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
6.64% Terrible
Lighting 13.5
Reflection 10.4
Parallax 23.2
5% 15.7 fps
MRender 9.3
Gravity 24.3
Splatting 19.9
8% 17.8 fps
Poor: 21%
This bench: 6.64%
Great: 30%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JB0OA3P0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
60% Above average
Read 111
Write 98.2
Mixed 87.6
74% 98.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.17
59% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 60%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA451S6AFR8N-TF 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
55.4% Above average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 21.7
MC Mixed 18.4
58% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 16.4
SC Mixed 15.7
42% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 95.9
42% 95.9 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 73%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 15 R2 Builds (Compare 1,670 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

System: Alienware 15 R2

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