Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 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 66.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics34.5% 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 Drive71.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). 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.
Run History
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 30 '19 at 09:04
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User ZWE-User
Background CPU 41%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7820HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
66.7% Good
1-Core 103
2-Core 208
73% 156 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 512
56% 433 Pts
64-Core 515
34% 515 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 07C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (118 fps cap detected)
34.5% Below average
Lighting 117
Reflection 118
Parallax 117
31% 117 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 118
Splatting 117
35% 118 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 34.5%
Great: 80%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5256GPUK NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5KDA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 117 67 89 75 41 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
71.4% Very good
Read 679
Write 115
Mixed 382
SusWrite 74.4
68% 313 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 0.1
69% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 818
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 241
238% 400 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 147%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
39GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 95 95 95 95 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
34.2% Below average
Read 23.5
Write 92.2
Mixed 20
SusWrite 95.4
42% 57.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 34.2%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6MFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
75.6% Very good
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 30.3
MC Mixed 22.3
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 26.6
SC Mixed 22.3
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 79.3
50% 79.3 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R4 Builds (Compare 8,914 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

System: Alienware 17 R4

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