Alienware 17 R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (8th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 92 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 38%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.89% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive72.2% 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware 17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0GH72M
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190530
Uptime4.4 Days
Run DateMar 30 '21 at 06:14
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
38% Below average
Memory 60.4
1-Core 24
2-Core 48.2
31% 44.2 Pts
4-Core 87.5
8-Core 121
14% 104 Pts
64-Core 120
8% 120 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 38%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Mobile Skylake)
Dell(1028 0708) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 26.20.100.7263
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
1.89% Terrible
Lighting 2.2
Reflection 41.4
Parallax 2.6
2% 15.4 fps
MRender 3.6
Gravity 2.3
Splatting 3.6
2% 3.17 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 1.89%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 71 83 85 67 71 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
72.2% Very good
Read 848
Write 118
Mixed 170
SusWrite 77.9
65% 303 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 48.2
4K Mixed 18.4
88% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 184
132% 170 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 143%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
504GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3P0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 88 90 91 91 91 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
51.6% Above average
Read 89.5
Write 87
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 90.3
53% 73 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
122% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
45.8% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 20
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 5.7
SC Write 9.7
SC Mixed 8.5
23% 7.97 GB/s
Latency 127
32% 127 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 76%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R3 Builds (Compare 2,288 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware 17 R3

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