Alienware 17

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 64.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics20.4% 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 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.
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.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemAlienware 17  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130606
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 30 '21 at 23:55
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4900MQ-$541
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
64.4% Good
Memory 84.2
1-Core 106
2-Core 207
77% 132 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 109
31% 200 Pts
64-Core 460
31% 460 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780M
Dell(1028 05AA) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 25.21.14.2531
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
20.4% Poor
Lighting 21.6
Reflection 28.7
Parallax 30.5
18% 26.9 fps
MRender 32.7
Gravity 28.8
Splatting 28.5
24% 30 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 20.4%
Great: 33%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2.5" 750GB (2011)-$90
619GB free (System drive)
Firmware: A110
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 98 109 114 114 115 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
62% Good
Read 111
Write 108
Mixed 61.1
SusWrite 105
70% 96.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 62%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8KTF51264HZ-1G6E1 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
56.5% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 20.5
MC Mixed 16.5
55% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 19.4
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 73.2
55% 73.2 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 57%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 Builds (Compare 1,730 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware 17

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $209
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