Alienware 17

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 39.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics23.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
SystemAlienware 17  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 04WT2G
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180625
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 30 '19 at 02:55
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4210M
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
39.1% Below average
1-Core 92.6
2-Core 153
60% 123 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 231
32% 234 Pts
64-Core 237
16% 237 Pts
Poor: 20%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 40%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 860M
Dell(1028 05AA) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 25.21.14.2531
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
23.2% Poor
Lighting 64.8
Reflection 55.9
Parallax 85.2
22% 68.6 fps
MRender 43.8
Gravity 79.2
Splatting 38
24% 53.7 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 23.2%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$38
821GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AX0P2D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 42 54 55 55 54 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
40.1% Average
Read 86.8
Write 97.8
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 52.7
50% 67.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.4
91% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 62%
Seagate ST2000LM007-1R8174 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: SBK2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 126 124 118 122 123 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
52.4% Above average
Read 59.5
Write 120
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 122
67% 91.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.7
203% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 52.4%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6BFR8A-PB 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
55.1% Above average
MC Read 18.9
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 17
54% 19 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 18.1
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 70.5
57% 70.5 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 57%
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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 Builds (Compare 2,985 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: Alienware 17

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $209
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