Alienware 15 R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics48% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive91.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. 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.
SystemAlienware 15 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 15 R3
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200102
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 15 '21 at 01:29
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
70.1% Very good
Memory 79.1
1-Core 94.5
2-Core 181
70% 118 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 477
52% 404 Pts
64-Core 479
32% 479 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 0774) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 27.21.14.5687
Performing below potential (63rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
48% Average
Lighting 58.8
Reflection 66.5
Parallax 60.1
48% 61.8 fps
MRender 64.1
Gravity 59.3
Splatting 60
48% 61.1 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 48%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
CT250MX500SSD4 250GB
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 358 373 374 372 382 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Read 429
Write 379
Mixed 379
SusWrite 361
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 59.7
4K Mixed 35.3
118% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 259
217% 316 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 121%
CT1000BX500SSD1 1TB
195GB free
Firmware: M6CR030
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 368 370 190 28 66 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
45% Average
Read 435
Write 358
Mixed 31
SusWrite 225
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 17.8
4K Mixed 0.5
38% 12.2 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 28.3
DQ Mixed 0.5
22% 56.8 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 45%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8ATF1G64HZ-2G6B1 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
68.7% Good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 21
71% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 26
SC Mixed 20
57% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 82.2
49% 82.2 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 83%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 15 R3 Builds (Compare 3,155 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Alienware 15 R3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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