Alienware 15

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 51.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics3.55% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive60.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (35%). 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.
SystemAlienware 15  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 15
Memory1.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 12 '19 at 13:44
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 35%
CPU Throttled 31%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
51.7% Above average
1-Core 34.3
2-Core 184
44% 109 Pts
4-Core 297
8-Core 502
50% 400 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Mobile 1.15 GHz)
Dell(1028 0685) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
3.55% Terrible
Lighting 11.8
Reflection 106
Parallax 19.5
3% 45.7 fps
MRender 17
Gravity 7.4
Splatting 16.6
4% 13.7 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.55%
Great: 4%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 275GB-$53
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 147 151 142 151 134 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
60.1% Good
Read 450
Write 444
Mixed 273
SusWrite 146
73% 328 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 58.1
4K Mixed 20.3
88% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 144
111% 151 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 95%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$52
290GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 76 77 76 76 74 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
43.2% Average
Read 74.5
Write 79.8
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 75.8
51% 69.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6BFR8A-PB 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
51.6% Above average
MC Read 19
MC Write 18.6
MC Mixed 15.6
51% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 16.3
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 73.7
54% 73.7 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 57%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 15 Builds (Compare 1,486 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: Alienware 15

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