Alienware 17 R2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 14%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics36.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive34% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (63%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 31% 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.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemAlienware 17 R2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R2
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 24 '19 at 18:52
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 63%
CPU Throttled 31%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4710HQ
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
14% Very poor
1-Core 22.8
2-Core 44
16% 33.4 Pts
4-Core 71.7
8-Core 109
12% 90.2 Pts
64-Core 116
8% 116 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 14%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980M
Dell(1028 0688) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 26.21.14.3064
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
36.8% Below average
Lighting 108
Reflection 104
Parallax 126
28% 113 fps
MRender 82.3
Gravity 141
Splatting 110
37% 111 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 36.8%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 128GB
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 27 25 24 22 22 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
34% Below average
Read 341
Write 34
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 26
25% 116 MB/s
4K Read 15.3
4K Write 20.5
4K Mixed 10
47% 15.3 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 38.6
DQ Mixed 36.4
45% 84.7 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 34%
Great: 69%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$40
910GB free
Firmware: AX0P2D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 100 103 104 105 105 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
59.3% Above average
Read 103
Write 92.7
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 103
61% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 62%
WD My Passport 0820 1TB
310GB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 74 78 76 77 76 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
33.3% Below average
Read 74.2
Write 75.5
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 76.3
92% 68.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 33.3%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
39.5% Below average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 15.8
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 5.6
SC Write 4.6
SC Mixed 6.8
16% 5.67 GB/s
Latency 129
31% 129 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 60%
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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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Workstation
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System: Alienware 17 R2

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