Alienware 17 R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics39.5% 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)
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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware 17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0CFV5H
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190118
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 07 '19 at 16:50
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6820HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
73.8% Very good
1-Core 118
2-Core 218
80% 168 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 611
66% 513 Pts
64-Core 578
39% 578 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980M
Dell(1028 0708) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 26.21.14.3086
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
39.5% Below average
Lighting 159
Reflection 133
Parallax 146
40% 146 fps
MRender 100
Gravity 145
Splatting 112
38% 119 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$70
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,408
Write 1,214
Mixed 1,126
278% 1,249 MB/s
4K Read 62.7
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 89.6
294% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1009
DQ Write 972
DQ Mixed 1,031
763% 1,004 MB/s
Poor: 188% Great: 289%
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
83GB free
Firmware: BXV76D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 292 288 287 295 295 295 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
143% Outstanding
Read 984
Write 302
Mixed 330
SusWrite 292
105% 477 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 38.4
193% 78.6 MB/s
DQ Read 991
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 409
363% 567 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 143%
Great: 143%
Seagate ST2000LM007-1R8174 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: SBK2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 108 109 107 108 111 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
52.3% Above average
Read 73.2
Write 84.3
Mixed 56.3
SusWrite 108
59% 80.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.5
168% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8ATF1G64HZ-2G6E1 1315 CT8G4SFS824A.C8FDD1 16GB
2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
68.3% Good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 20.1
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 26.9
SC Mixed 20.3
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 79.4
50% 79.4 ns
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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).

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Gaming
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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System: Alienware 17 R3

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