Alienware 17

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 69.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics11.1% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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
SystemAlienware 17  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0MPYM4
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180129
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 13 '20 at 04:51
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4700MQ-$209
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
69.5% Good
Memory 83.9
1-Core 99.9
2-Core 184
73% 123 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 351
45% 332 Pts
64-Core 350
24% 350 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 M290X
Dell(1028 05AD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.20
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
11.1% Very poor
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 38.1
Parallax 39.9
0% 26 fps
MRender 31.4
Gravity 29.4
Splatting 26.2
24% 29 fps
Poor: 11%
This bench: 11.1%
Great: 26%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteonit DMT-80 11GB
10GB free
Firmware: MD1H
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 434
Write 198
Mixed 194
60% 275 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 50.6
4K Mixed 25.9
98% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 140
114% 160 MB/s
Poor: 44% Great: 67%
MQ01ABD100 1TB
602GB free (System drive)
Firmware: XAP0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 69 69 70 70 69 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
49.4% Average
Read 103
Write 95
Mixed 29
SusWrite 69
54% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.4
85% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173QH0-YK0 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
56.8% Above average
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 16.7
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 19.1
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 73.6
54% 73.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 58%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 Builds (Compare 1,731 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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