Alienware 15 R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive253% 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.
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 15 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 15 R3
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171024
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 19 '17 at 00:06
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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 i7-7700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
75.4% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 118
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 347
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 523
MC Float 605
MC Mixed 576
85% 568 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 82%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Cx2-8b256-q11 NVMe LITEON 256GB
134GB free
Firmware: 48811QD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
192% Outstanding
Read 1,571
Write 839
Mixed 1,048
254% 1,153 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 53.2
190% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 489
DQ Write 373
DQ Mixed 183
204% 348 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 192%
Great: 192%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$120
113GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
253% Outstanding
Read 2,854
Write 1,268
Mixed 1,390
403% 1,838 MB/s
4K Read 56.5
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 24.2
184% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 56.2
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 175
143% 194 MB/s
Poor: 157%
This bench: 253%
Great: 266%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
781GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
72.1% Very good
Read 125
Write 127
Mixed 130
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.02
4K Mixed 0.15
62% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 31.3
MC Mixed 22.9
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 33.1
SC Mixed 26.5
74% 25.7 GB/s
Latency 62.7
64% 62.7 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 80.4%
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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Desktop
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Workstation
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System: Alienware 15 R3

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