Alienware 13 R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive185% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). 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 13 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 13 R3
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateJun 23 '18 at 21:03
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 13%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
74.1% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 382
QC Mixed 355
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 509
MC Float 587
MC Mixed 560
82% 552 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 80%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kxg50znv512g NVMe TOSHIBA 512GB
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AADA4104 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
185% Outstanding
Read 2,552
Write 530
Mixed 882
285% 1,321 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 24.6
159% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 32.6
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 22.9
37% 67.2 MB/s
Poor: 87%
This bench: 185%
Great: 207%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB-$23
60GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
10.7% Very poor
Read 30.6
Write 9.6
Mixed 10.4
17% 16.8 MB/s
4K Read 3.87
4K Write 1.05
4K Mixed 0.71
74% 1.88 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 10.7%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8ATF1G64HZ-2G6E1 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
78% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 22.9
79% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 26.5
72% 25 GB/s
Latency 85.2
47% 85.2 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 78%
Great: 83%
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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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Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
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System: Alienware 13 R3

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Intel Core i7-8700K $349Nvidia GTX 1070 $358Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $78
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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