Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics95.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive156% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). 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
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170705
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 18:30
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 11%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
71.2% Very good
SC Int 94
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 104
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 358
QC Mixed 344
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 517
MC Float 595
MC Mixed 514
81% 542 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 07C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Lighting 295
Reflection 281
Parallax 296
91% 291 fps
MRender 189
Gravity 280
Splatting 228
99% 232 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba XG5 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$54
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4101 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
156% Outstanding
Read 2,251
Write 273
Mixed 367
205% 963 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 24
157% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 34.8
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 23.7
38% 69.6 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 156%
Great: 182%
Jmicron Generic 1TB
927GB free
Firmware: 0204
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
63.8% Good
Read 115
Write 106
Mixed 98.6
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.25
4K Write 4.77
4K Mixed 0.81
230% 2.27 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 70%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
682GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
71.2% Very good
Read 120
Write 128
Mixed 117
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.18
72% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
75.4% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 30.2
MC Mixed 22
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 21.9
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 73%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
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System: Alienware 17 R4

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