Alienware 17 R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
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 83%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics52.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive154% 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.
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.
SystemAlienware 17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 000X1C
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180108
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 03:58
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU1%

 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 i7-6820HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
83% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 418
95% 418 Pts
MC Int 545
MC Float 641
MC Mixed 596
89% 594 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 83%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980M
Dell(1028 0708) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1127 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
52.2% Above average
Lighting 155
Reflection 139
Parallax 152
48% 149 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 151
Splatting 116
56% 129 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB 1TB
695GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV76D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
154% Outstanding
Read 1,456
Write 878
Mixed 1,003
246% 1,112 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 24.4
128% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 37
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 106
80% 102 MB/s
Poor: 108%
This bench: 154%
Great: 191%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
644GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3P0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
69% Good
Read 128
Write 113
Mixed 116
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.21
83% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 69%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16ATF1G64HZ-2G1A2 1x8GB
1 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
42.7% Average
MC Read 15.1
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 11.9
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 13.9
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 43%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R3 Builds (Compare 2,610 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

System: Alienware 17 R3

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HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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