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Alienware m15 R6 laptop review: More efficient, but the RTX 3080 is slower than in the predecessor

Hot iron. Wait a minute, another m15? Yes, after the m15 R5 with a Ryzen processor now comes the m15 R6 with an Intel CPU, which brings the usual advantages and disadvantages (keyword Thunderbolt). Of course, the new Tiger Lake processor is more efficient and also faster than the Comet Lake predecessor in the R4, but Dell applies the emergency brakes in the 3D performance, and the R4 also still has something to say here.

It is quite surprising, how many models of the m15 Dell has introduced in such a short time. We already tested the m15 R4, the m15 R5, and now the m15 R6 - all of them in this year. 

What is confusing is that since the R6 now contains a Tiger Lake CPU, it really is a successor of the R4 with the Comet Lake CPU and more of a sibling of the R5 with the AMD processor. The case and many other characteristics correspond to the m15 R5, which is the reason why we won't discuss the characteristics of the case, input devices, connection equipment, etc. unless there are some changes. You can find information on these areas in our review of the Alienware m15 R5.

Of course, we also compare the Intel m15 R6 with the AMD m15 R5 and the m15 R4 Comet Lake predecessor, and in addition also with the Aorus 15P YD, the Razer Blade 15 pro model, and the Schenker XMG Neo 15.

m15 R6 (m15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H 8 x 2.3 - 4.6 GHz, 90 W PL2 / Short Burst, 50 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, 125 W TDP ( including 10 W Dynamic Boost), Geforce 466.85, Advanced Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, 2x 16 GB PC4-25600 DDR4 SDRAM SK Hynix
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics AUO9092 (B156HAN), IPS, glossy: no, 360 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM570
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR, 1024 GB 
, 2 x PM9A1 NVMe Samsung 1024GB = 2 TB, 1782 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake PCH-H - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port
Networking
Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW) (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.85 x 356.2 x 272.5 ( = 0.9 x 14.02 x 10.73 in)
Battery
84 Wh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: Alienware HD camera (1280 x 720 resolution) with dual-array microphone
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: Alienware M series with 4 zone AlienFX backlight, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty, 1 Year premium support and onsite service
Weight
2.529 kg ( = 89.21 oz / 5.58 pounds), Power Supply: 955 g ( = 33.69 oz / 2.11 pounds)
Price
3049 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.1 %
11/2021
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg22.85 mm15.60"1920x1080
84.7 %
06/2021
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg22.85 mm15.60"1920x1080
86.1 %
06/2021
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg20 mm15.60"1920x1080
86.4 %
06/2021
Aorus 15P YD
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.2 kg27 mm15.60"1920x1080
87 %
06/2021
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.2 kg26 mm15.60"2560x1440
88.9 %
07/2021
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2 kg16.99 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - Well-known design

Alienware laptops are known for their large cooling system in the back, so it is hardly surprising that the current model also is significantly deeper than the competitors from other manufacturers. But at least it is slightly slimmer than the Schenker or the Aorus, even though none of the models is able to beat the Razer Blade in this regard.

With a weight of 2.5 kg (~5.5 lb), the Alienware laptops are also 200 - 500 g (~7 - 18 oz) heavier than the comparison devices.

Size Comparison

359.8 mm / 14.2 inch 243 mm / 9.57 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2.2 kg4.84 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 244 mm / 9.61 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.2 kg4.89 lbs360.3 mm / 14.2 inch 276 mm / 10.9 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.4 kg5.18 lbs356.2 mm / 14 inch 272.5 mm / 10.7 inch 22.85 mm / 0.9 inch 2.5 kg5.58 lbs356.2 mm / 14 inch 272.5 mm / 10.7 inch 22.85 mm / 0.9 inch 2.5 kg5.42 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 16.99 mm / 0.669 inch 2 kg4.47 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connection Equipment - Intel Alienware with Thunderbolt

In contrast to the m15 R5 AMD version, the m15 R6 now supports Thunderbolt 4 thanks to the Intel CPU, and the corresponding USB-C port also supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 instead of Gen 1. In addition, the USB-C port now also supports Power Delivery, which means that it can be used for recharging, but only at up to 15 watts. Otherwise, the connections remained the same.

Left: RJ-45 with 1 Gbit/s, audio port
Left: RJ-45 with 1 Gbit/s, audio port
Right: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (1x of them with Powershare)
Right: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (1x of them with Powershare)
Back: USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (with Thunderbolt 4, Display Port 1.4, and 15 W Power Delivery), USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, HDMI 2.1, power
Back: USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (with Thunderbolt 4, Display Port 1.4, and 15 W Power Delivery), USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, HDMI 2.1, power

Communication

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1517 (1451min - 1574max) MBit/s ∼100% +48%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1371 (925min - 1499max) MBit/s ∼90% +34%
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1265 (1163min - 1351max) MBit/s ∼83% +23%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
  (758 - 1514, n=10)
1250 MBit/s ∼82% +22%
Average of class Gaming
  (450 - 1588, n=89, last 2 years)
1162 MBit/s ∼77% +13%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
1082 (597min - 1270max) MBit/s ∼71% +5%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1076 (944min - 1117max) MBit/s ∼71% +5%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1026 (520min - 1143max) MBit/s ∼68%
iperf3 receive AX12
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1743 (864min - 1763max) MBit/s ∼100% +77%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1386 (1274min - 1446max) MBit/s ∼80% +41%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1330 (711min - 1563max) MBit/s ∼76% +35%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
  (887 - 1670, n=10)
1319 MBit/s ∼76% +34%
Average of class Gaming
  (90 - 1743, n=89, last 2 years)
1190 MBit/s ∼68% +21%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
982 MBit/s ∼56%
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
933 (498min - 1012max) MBit/s ∼54% -5%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
667 (627min - 737max) MBit/s ∼38% -32%
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Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080 Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW); iperf3 receive AX12: Ø982 (889-1036)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1714 (864-1763)
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080 Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW); iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1009 (520-1143)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1517 (1451-1574)

Webcam

ColorChecker
15 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
15 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
18 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake: 16.12 ∆E min: 9.83 - max: 24.15 ∆E
ColorChecker
16.3 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
19 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
11 ∆E
25.7 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
10 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
11 ∆E
ColorChecker Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080: 15.09 ∆E min: 2.75 - max: 25.68 ∆E
ColorChecker
13.4 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
13 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
9 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Aorus 15P YD: 10.09 ∆E min: 2.17 - max: 20.57 ∆E

Display - Speed increased to 360 Hz

Slightly grainy subpixels due to the matte overlay
Slightly grainy subpixels due to the matte overlay

According to HWinfo, the display is the same matte FHD panel from AU Optronics as in the m15 R5. However, the current model offers a refresh rate of a speedy 360 Hz, while that in the AMD m15 "only" masters 165 Hz. Alternatively, you can also purchase the R6 with the same 165-Hz panel, and in addition a QHD panel with 240 Hz is also available. But why is there no 4K option for a gaming laptop with the RTX 3080?

Despite sharing the same label, the values of both panels are also different. While the brightness is slightly better, its distribution is worse. The black value and contrast are also slightly worse than in the sibling model.

The very short and therefore outstanding response times of the two panels are positive.

Minimal screen bleeding along the edges
Minimal screen bleeding along the edges
The display has a strong background luminance even with a black display image
The display has a strong background luminance even with a black display image
315
cd/m²
324
cd/m²
325
cd/m²
341
cd/m²
359
cd/m²
344
cd/m²
358
cd/m²
370
cd/m²
358
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics AUO9092 (B156HAN)
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 370 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 343.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 360 cd/m²
Contrast: 1026:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.3 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 3.28
ΔE Greyscale 3.66 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
75.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.5% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
74.1% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.43
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
AU Optronics AUO9092 (B156HAN), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
B156HAN, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
LG Philips LGD066E (156WFG), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Aorus 15P YD
BOE09B9, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
BOE CQ NE156QHM-NY2, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
TL156VDXP02-0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
-4%
-3%
-5%
-7%
Display P3 Coverage
74.1
70.1
-5%
70.2
-5%
68.6
-7%
66.9
-10%
sRGB Coverage
99.5
99.8
0%
98.5
-1%
98.6
-1%
97.1
-2%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
75.7
71.5
-6%
72.4
-4%
69.3
-8%
69
-9%
Response Times
-47%
-121%
-236%
-293%
-65%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
2.8
4 ?(1.2, 2.8)
-43%
7.6 ?(2.4, 5.2)
-171%
14 ?(7.2, 6.8)
-400%
16 ?(8.4, 7.6)
-471%
4.2 ?(2.6, 1.6)
-50%
Response Time Black / White *
5.6
8.4 ?(4.4, 4)
-50%
9.6 ?(3.6, 6)
-71%
9.6 ?(5.2, 4.4)
-71%
12 ?(6, 6)
-114%
10 ?(5.2, 4.8)
-79%
PWM Frequency
Screen
15%
24%
-9%
-8%
13%
Brightness middle
359
329
-8%
347
-3%
337
-6%
324
-10%
353.4
-2%
Brightness
344
321
-7%
318
-8%
316
-8%
307
-11%
340
-1%
Brightness Distribution
85
92
8%
86
1%
85
0%
91
7%
92
8%
Black Level *
0.35
0.27
23%
0.31
11%
0.31
11%
0.27
23%
0.31
11%
Contrast
1026
1219
19%
1119
9%
1087
6%
1200
17%
1140
11%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.3
2.78
16%
1.68
49%
3.87
-17%
3.36
-2%
2.17
34%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.84
4.88
-1%
3.03
37%
8.09
-67%
9.87
-104%
5.69
-18%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
3.28
1.63
50%
1.08
67%
1.15
65%
1.23
62%
1.05
68%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.66
2.5
32%
1.8
51%
6.1
-67%
5.8
-58%
3.4
7%
Gamma
2.43 91%
2.106 104%
2.262 97%
2.132 103%
2.311 95%
2.2 100%
CCT
5896 110%
6201 105%
6592 99%
6891 94%
7087 92%
6830 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
76
71
72
69
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99
94
94
93
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-16% / 4%
-34% / -3%
-83% / -40%
-102% / -48%
-20% / -2%

* ... smaller is better

At almost 100% sRGB and about 76% AdobeRGB, the color space coverage is very good, while many competitors don't quite reach those values.

sRGB
sRGB
AdobeRGB
AdobeRGB

The display is calibrated fairly well already at the state of delivery, and a manual calibration brings almost no significant improvement in terms of the color deviations.

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation
Saturation
ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Grayscale calibrated
Grayscale calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Saturation calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
5.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 9 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19432 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The fact that there isn't much sun during this test contributes to easier readability of the Alienware's display contents. Even at steep viewing angles, the matte and fairly bright display ensures good readability, at least on cloudy days and in the shade.

Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Steep viewing angle
Steep viewing angle

As is typical for IPS screens, the viewing angle stability is less of a subject. However, it is still noticeable that the brightness is better when looking directly at the screen than from steep viewing angles, but this slight decrease is still acceptable.

Performance - Only 125 W for the RTX 3080

With its Intel Core i7-11800H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile GPU, our test unit represents the top end of the configurations. Alternatively, you can also configure the Alienware, which can clearly be considered a gaming laptop, with an RTX 3070 or RTX 3060, and even with a weaker Intel Core i5 11400H CPU.

 

Test Conditions

The Alienware Command Center offers many fan profiles with names that are not very intuitive, and the mode description is only implemented by a system of little stars. What might the differences between "Performance," "Full Performance," and "Cooling" be? Since the fans always rev up noisily in all three modes even during idle operation ("Full Performance" is even louder than the noise in the "Performance" mode), we run the benchmarks and noise measurements in "Balanced" mode. Even though this contradicts our approach to test gaming laptops using the highest performance mode, at least the noise measurement will then make sense. 

The Alienware Command Center (ACC) also needs a particularly long time to complete loading during each system start. Even when subjectively all the other Windows processes have finished loading, the ACC still needs more time. Although you can start it already, you still cannot select the fan modes in the overview for quite some time.

The behavior of the Alienware when turning it on is also strange. When you press the power button, it lights up in blue for several seconds, but then nothing else happens. Only when you press the button for a second time will the laptop really boot up - very annoying!

Windows 11 is installed as the operating system, which might still lead to some problems with some benchmarks.

Performance, Full Performance, and Cooling are always loud (even in idle operation)
Performance, Full Performance, and Cooling are always loud (even in idle operation)
It loads and loads...
It loads and loads...

Processor

Cinebench R15 in battery mode
Cinebench R15 in battery mode

The Intel Core i7-11800H comes from the Tiger Lake series, and its 8 cores can reach clock speeds between 2.3 and 4.6 GHz (single core Turbo).

In the Cinebench loop, we measure a slight performance drop after the first four runs. After that, the performance is comparable to that of the Intel Core i7-11800H in the Aorus. During the first four runs, the TDP is around 90 watts. Afterwards it starts to get limited, and in each new run, the TDP will only reach the maximum briefly, before dropping to about 50 watts.

In the direct comparison, the Core i7-11800H in the Schenker delivers the best performance, but most of the time the Alienware places about 5% behind.

In battery mode, the Cinebench R15 CPU performance drops only by about 10% compared to the performance in the beginning.

TDP during the course of the Cinebench R15 loop
TDP during the course of the Cinebench R15 loop

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

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Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080 Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1804 (1720.8-2133.9)
Aorus 15P YD Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1808 (1756.39-1935.92)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø2153 (2123.03-2172.97)
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø1977 (1921.88-2004.51)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.4: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H
83.4 pt ∼83%
Average of class Gaming
 
81.2 pt ∼81%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H
77.5 pt ∼78%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
75.1 pt ∼75%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021) -2!
Intel Core i7-11800H
74.2 pt ∼74%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
 
74.2 pt ∼74%
Aorus 15P YD -2!
Intel Core i7-11800H
72.9 pt ∼73%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
63.6 pt ∼64%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H
14088 Points ∼100% +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 23482, n=205, last 2 years)
13482 Points ∼96% 0%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H
13477 Points ∼96%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
12197 (11396.1min - 12197.5max) Points ∼87% -9%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
12195 Points ∼87% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (6508 - 14088, n=47)
11696 Points ∼83% -13%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
10947 Points ∼78% -19%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 1936, n=204, last 2 years)
1571 Points ∼100% +6%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H
1520 Points ∼97% +3%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1513 Points ∼96% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1386 - 1522, n=44)
1497 Points ∼95% +1%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H
1481 Points ∼94%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1430 Points ∼91% -3%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1228 Points ∼78% -17%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H
5408 Points ∼100% +19%
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 9042, n=211, last 2 years)
5141 Points ∼95% +13%
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
4920 Points ∼91% +9%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4711 Points ∼87% +4%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
4706 Points ∼87% +4%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H
4532 Points ∼84%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (2498 - 5408, n=49)
4472 Points ∼83% -1%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3993 Points ∼74% -12%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 745, n=211, last 2 years)
606 Points ∼100% +5%
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
583 Points ∼96% +1%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
582 Points ∼96% +1%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H
581 Points ∼96% +1%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H
577 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (520 - 586, n=46)
576 Points ∼95% 0%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
559 Points ∼92% -3%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
479 Points ∼79% -17%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H
2173 (2123.03min - 2172.97max) Points ∼100% +2%
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 3652, n=212, last 2 years)
2170 Points ∼100% +2%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H
2134 (1720.8min - 2133.9max) Points ∼98%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2005 (1921.88min - 2004.51max) Points ∼92% -6%
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
1936 (1756.39min - 1935.92max) Points ∼89% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1342 - 2173, n=49)
1900 Points ∼87% -11%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1877 (1776.59min - 1876.96max) Points ∼86% -12%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1755 (1601.67min - 1755.16max) Points ∼81% -18%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 282, n=206, last 2 years)
239 Points ∼100% +6%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
232 Points ∼97% +3%
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
230 Points ∼96% +2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H
230 Points ∼96% +2%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
227 Points ∼95% 0%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H
226 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (201 - 231, n=45)
225 Points ∼94% 0%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
198 Points ∼83% -12%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
291 Seconds * ∼100% -10%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
280 Seconds * ∼96% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (217 - 454, n=45)
276 Seconds * ∼95% -4%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H
265 Seconds * ∼91%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1259, n=212, last 2 years)
262 Seconds * ∼90% +1%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
259 Seconds * ∼89% +2%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
253 Seconds * ∼87% +5%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H
217 Seconds * ∼75% +18%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H
56758 MIPS ∼100% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 88128, n=208, last 2 years)
56249 MIPS ∼99% +7%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53902 MIPS ∼95% +2%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
53597 MIPS ∼94% +2%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H
52729 MIPS ∼93%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
48534 MIPS ∼86% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (33718 - 56758, n=45)
48500 MIPS ∼85% -8%
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
47604 MIPS ∼84% -10%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H
5716 MIPS ∼100% +5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5591 MIPS ∼98% +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 6582, n=209, last 2 years)
5583 MIPS ∼98% +2%
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
5582 MIPS ∼98% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (5138 - 5716, n=45)
5487 MIPS ∼96% +1%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
5480 MIPS ∼96% +1%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H
5450 MIPS ∼95%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5313 MIPS ∼93% -3%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H
9851 Points ∼100% +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 16925, n=206, last 2 years)
9821 Points ∼100% +5%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H
9395 Points ∼95%
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
9335 Points ∼95% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (4655 - 9851, n=39)
8566 Points ∼87% -9%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
7850 Points ∼80% -16%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7522 Points ∼76% -20%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H
1625 Points ∼100% +3%
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
1582 Points ∼97% +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 1949, n=206, last 2 years)
1581 Points ∼97% 0%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H
1574 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1429 - 1625, n=39)
1560 Points ∼96% -1%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1481 Points ∼91% -6%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1299 Points ∼80% -17%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H
17.4 fps ∼100% +28%
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 26.6, n=213, last 2 years)
15.7 fps ∼90% +15%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
15 fps ∼86% +10%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
14.7 fps ∼84% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (7.38 - 17.4, n=45)
13.8 fps ∼79% +1%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H
13.6 fps ∼78%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
13.2 fps ∼76% -3%
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
12.6 fps ∼72% -7%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
89 s * ∼100% -100%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
57.4 s * ∼64% -29%
Average of class Gaming
  (33.6 - 332, n=208, last 2 years)
51.9 s * ∼58% -17%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H
46.8 s * ∼53% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (38.6 - 59.9, n=44)
46.5 s * ∼52% -4%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
45.9 s * ∼52% -3%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H
44.5 s * ∼50%
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
43.8 s * ∼49% +2%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.592 sec * ∼100% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (0.548 - 0.615, n=45)
0.566 sec * ∼96% -1%
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.56 sec * ∼95% -0%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.558 sec * ∼94%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.556 sec * ∼94% -0%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.55 sec * ∼93% +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.412 - 4.47, n=208, last 2 years)
0.532 sec * ∼90% +5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.524 sec * ∼89% +6%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2134 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
172 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
226 Points
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Performance Rating
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
92.4 pt ∼92%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
87.2 pt ∼87%
Average of class Gaming
 
82.4 pt ∼82%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
78.2 pt ∼78%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
 
77.7 pt ∼78%
Aorus 15P YD -9!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake -9!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021) -9!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
15961 KRay/s ∼100%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
14245 KRay/s ∼89% -11%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
14041 KRay/s ∼88% -12%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (8772 - 15961, n=19)
13546 KRay/s ∼85% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (2585 - 22183, n=181, last 2 years)
12329 KRay/s ∼77% -23%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
88952 Points ∼100% +36%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
68783 Points ∼77% +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (12439 - 117712, n=181, last 2 years)
66892 Points ∼75% +2%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
65636 Points ∼74%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (39404 - 65636, n=19)
57695 Points ∼65% -12%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
4439 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (2599 - 4439, n=19)
3873 MB/s ∼87% -13%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
3550 MB/s ∼80% -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 5123, n=181, last 2 years)
3133 MB/s ∼71% -29%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3055 MB/s ∼69% -31%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
95789 Points ∼100% +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 116406, n=181, last 2 years)
93990 Points ∼98% +2%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
92980 Points ∼97% +1%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
91757 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (86848 - 91941, n=19)
90885 Points ∼95% -1%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
11665 Points ∼100% +19%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 17639, n=181, last 2 years)
10267 Points ∼88% +5%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
10195 Points ∼87% +4%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
9781 Points ∼84%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (6420 - 9792, n=19)
9179 Points ∼79% -6%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
45972 Points ∼100% +16%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
39464 Points ∼86%
Average of class Gaming
  (7135 - 64776, n=181, last 2 years)
36558 Points ∼80% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (23365 - 39464, n=19)
34706 Points ∼75% -12%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
34490 Points ∼75% -13%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
149388 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (74617 - 149388, n=19)
123344 MB/s ∼83% -17%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
119968 MB/s ∼80% -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (18146 - 183146, n=181, last 2 years)
97068 MB/s ∼65% -35%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
38856 MB/s ∼26% -74%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
830 MB/s ∼100%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
782 MB/s ∼94% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 1408, n=202, last 2 years)
775 MB/s ∼93% -7%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
758 MB/s ∼91% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (461 - 830, n=42)
350 (461min - 830max) MB/s ∼42% -58%
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
8717 KRay/s ∼100%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
7532 KRay/s ∼86% -14%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
7411 KRay/s ∼85% -15%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (4545 - 8717, n=20)
7366 KRay/s ∼85% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (1437 - 11913, n=181, last 2 years)
6705 KRay/s ∼77% -23%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Average of class Gaming
  (8341 - 48269, n=181, last 2 years)
27654 MPixel/s ∼100% +18%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
23347 MPixel/s ∼84%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (11898 - 26757, n=20)
22462 MPixel/s ∼81% -4%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
20698 MPixel/s ∼75% -11%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
14784 MPixel/s ∼53% -37%

System Performance

The PCMark 10 benchmark doesn't differentiate the competitors very well from each other, at least not in the overall score. The Razer Blade seems to be slightly ahead in the sub tests, but the Alienware is challenging it, remaining about 5% behind only in the Essentials benchmark.

PCMark 10 / Score
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7356 Points ∼100% +2%
Aorus 15P YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7191 Points ∼98% 0%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
7190 Points ∼98% 0%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7177 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (6673 - 7470, n=11)
7154 Points ∼97% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (4477 - 8636, n=170, last 2 years)
7031 Points ∼96% -2%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
6988 Points ∼95% -3%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
6465 Points ∼88% -10%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
11064 Points ∼100% +11%
Aorus 15P YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10528 Points ∼95% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (9862 - 11064, n=11)
10328 Points ∼93% +4%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10271 Points ∼93% +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (7334 - 11318, n=170, last 2 years)
10208 Points ∼92% +3%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9934 Points ∼90%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
9709 Points ∼88% -2%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
9589 Points ∼87% -3%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9372 Points ∼100%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
9337 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (6161 - 10932, n=170, last 2 years)
9238 Points ∼99% -1%
Aorus 15P YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9188 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (8278 - 9803, n=11)
9115 Points ∼97% -3%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
9015 Points ∼96% -4%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
8983 Points ∼96% -4%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8913 Points ∼95% -5%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10932 Points ∼100% +1%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
10831 Points ∼99% +1%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10775 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (9881 - 11323, n=11)
10560 Points ∼97% -2%
Aorus 15P YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10434 Points ∼95% -3%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
10217 Points ∼93% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (5288 - 14291, n=170, last 2 years)
10069 Points ∼92% -7%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8582 Points ∼79% -20%
PCMark 10 Score
7177 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Average of class Gaming
  (18074 - 77803, n=181, last 2 years)
47781 MB/s ∼100% +10%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
43361 MB/s ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (24508 - 48144, n=20)
43027 MB/s ∼90% -1%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
37687 MB/s ∼79% -13%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
35790 MB/s ∼75% -17%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Average of class Gaming
  (20318 - 76185, n=181, last 2 years)
51132 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
49659 MB/s ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (25882 - 50365, n=19)
45418 MB/s ∼89% -9%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
44146 MB/s ∼86% -11%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
40553 MB/s ∼79% -18%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Average of class Gaming
  (15975 - 68782, n=181, last 2 years)
49105 MB/s ∼100% +8%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
45486 MB/s ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (22240 - 46214, n=19)
42676 MB/s ∼87% -6%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
39830 MB/s ∼81% -12%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
35891 MB/s ∼73% -21%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
97.5 ns * ∼100%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
78.2 ns * ∼80% +20%
Average of class Gaming
  (76.2 - 135.3, n=202, last 2 years)
66.7 ns * ∼68% +32%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
55.9 ns * ∼57% +43%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (71.9 - 104.1, n=43)
42.5 (71.9min - 104.1max) ns * ∼44% +56%
Aorus 15P YD
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

The LatencyMon tool does not detect any significant delays, neither when opening several browser tabs, nor streaming videos or during CPU load via Prime95. On the other hand, our 4K/60-fps YouTube video was reproduced with a total of 68 dropped frames.

YouTube test
YouTube test
LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4392 μs * ∼100% -357%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
961 μs * ∼22%
Aorus 15P YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
775 μs * ∼18% +19%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
725 μs * ∼17% +25%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
533 μs * ∼12% +45%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
428.6 μs * ∼10% +55%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

Dell has equipped the m15 R6 with two 1-TB NVMe SSDs from Samsung, so there is ample amount of storage with a total of 2 TB. Even though the Samsung PM9A1 occupies the third place in our SSD database, it is unable to even come close to its theoretically high speeds in the R6. There is some wasted potential here, but the speed still isn't bad by any means.

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3552 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3174 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 755 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 544 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 83.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 225.7 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 1414 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 2823 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
89.1 pt ∼89%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
 
82.4 pt ∼82%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
81.7 pt ∼82%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
73.9 pt ∼74%
Average of class Gaming
 
71.6 pt ∼72%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
67.9 pt ∼68%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
52.3 pt ∼52%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
33.7 pt ∼34%
DiskSpd
seq read
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3941 (3833.9min - 3941.39max) MB/s ∼100% +57%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3802 (3789.11min - 3801.66max) MB/s ∼96% +51%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (1761 - 4634, n=43)
3752 MB/s ∼95% +49%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
3385 (3365.72min - 3385.43max) MB/s ∼86% +35%
Average of class Gaming
  (834 - 5568, n=165, last 2 years)
2964 MB/s ∼75% +18%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2514 (2492.51min - 2513.65max) MB/s ∼64%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
1985 (1947.5min - 1985.18max) MB/s ∼50% -21%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1726 (1693.24min - 1725.96max) MB/s ∼44% -31%
seq write
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3804 (3790.18min - 3804.02max) MB/s ∼100% +38%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2226 - 4516, n=43)
3595 MB/s ∼95% +31%
Average of class Gaming
  (399 - 7889, n=164, last 2 years)
3169 MB/s ∼83% +15%
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2923 (2797.18min - 2923.46max) MB/s ∼77% +6%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
2842 (2816.48min - 2842.27max) MB/s ∼75% +3%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
2763 (2748.27min - 2762.79max) MB/s ∼73% 0%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2753 (2740.35min - 2752.51max) MB/s ∼72%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1520 (983.77min - 1519.6max) MB/s ∼40% -45%
seq q8 t1 read
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
6883 (1.68min - 6882.51max) MB/s ∼100% +101%
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6598 (5839.52min - 6597.87max) MB/s ∼96% +93%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6574 (5853.99min - 6573.59max) MB/s ∼96% +92%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (3421 - 7005, n=43)
6329 MB/s ∼92% +85%
Average of class Gaming
  (1620 - 13195, n=165, last 2 years)
5053 MB/s ∼73% +48%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3421 (3159.78min - 3420.66max) MB/s ∼50%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
3024 (2618.92min - 3023.5max) MB/s ∼44% -12%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
2314 (1882.82min - 2314max) MB/s ∼34% -32%
seq q8 t1 write
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4920 (4893.91min - 4919.52max) MB/s ∼100% +57%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2226 - 5259, n=43)
4788 MB/s ∼97% +53%
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4786 (4775.73min - 4785.78max) MB/s ∼97% +53%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4658 (45.63min - 4657.56max) MB/s ∼95% +49%
Average of class Gaming
  (86.2 - 10261, n=165, last 2 years)
3814 MB/s ∼78% +22%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
3146 (3124.59min - 3146.36max) MB/s ∼64% 0%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3134 (3124.55min - 3133.56max) MB/s ∼64%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1449 (1364.2min - 1448.71max) MB/s ∼29% -54%
4k q1 t1 read
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
80.1 (78.53min - 80.11max) MB/s ∼100%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (48.7 - 97.4, n=43)
78.2 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
77.3 (77.09min - 77.34max) MB/s ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.3 - 97.4, n=165, last 2 years)
64.4 MB/s ∼80% -20%
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
61 (60.47min - 61.04max) MB/s ∼76% -24%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
57 (56.75min - 56.96max) MB/s ∼71% -29%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
48.3 (47.05min - 48.34max) MB/s ∼60% -40%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
43.1 (43.01min - 43.14max) MB/s ∼54% -46%
4k q1 t1 write
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
201 (200.58min - 201.14max) MB/s ∼100% +9%
Average of class Gaming
  (66.6 - 421, n=164, last 2 years)
199.7 MB/s ∼99% +9%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (49.9 - 275, n=43)
194.4 MB/s ∼97% +6%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
184 (179.2min - 184.27max) MB/s ∼92%
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
177 (170.46min - 177.28max) MB/s ∼88% -4%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
169 (167.84min - 168.95max) MB/s ∼84% -8%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
121 (117.79min - 121.25max) MB/s ∼60% -34%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
118 (117.31min - 117.61max) MB/s ∼59% -36%
4k q32 t16 read
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4181 (4173.58min - 4181.23max) MB/s ∼100% +20%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3492 (3485.59min - 3492.13max) MB/s ∼84%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3197 (3193.46min - 3197.21max) MB/s ∼76% -8%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (376 - 4185, n=43)
2593 MB/s ∼62% -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (310 - 4483, n=164, last 2 years)
2289 MB/s ∼55% -34%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
1612 (1494.79min - 1611.57max) MB/s ∼39% -54%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1301 (981.55min - 1301max) MB/s ∼31% -63%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1271 (1259.92min - 1271.12max) MB/s ∼30% -64%
4k q32 t16 write
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3554 (2877.78min - 3553.71max) MB/s ∼100% +230%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2129 (2122.07min - 2128.79max) MB/s ∼60% +98%
Average of class Gaming
  (288 - 4383, n=164, last 2 years)
2040 MB/s ∼57% +90%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (291 - 3559, n=43)
1953 MB/s ∼55% +82%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
1290 (1158.21min - 1290.3max) MB/s ∼36% +20%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1076 (1068.95min - 1075.63max) MB/s ∼30%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
497 (490.94min - 497.29max) MB/s ∼14% -54%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
470 (454.64min - 470.28max) MB/s ∼13% -56%
AS SSD
Score Total
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8804 Points ∼100% +55%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7821 Points ∼89% +38%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2577 - 9147, n=44)
6925 Points ∼79% +22%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6724 Points ∼76% +18%
Average of class Gaming
  (910 - 9510, n=157, last 2 years)
6187 Points ∼70% +9%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5683 Points ∼65%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
4227 Points ∼48% -26%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
3136 Points ∼36% -45%
Score Read
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3587 Points ∼100% +21%
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3314 Points ∼92% +12%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2955 Points ∼82%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (983 - 3469, n=44)
2491 Points ∼69% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (389 - 3629, n=157, last 2 years)
2315 Points ∼65% -22%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1850 Points ∼52% -37%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
1727 Points ∼48% -42%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1506 Points ∼42% -49%
Score Write
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4058 Points ∼100% +230%
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3890 Points ∼96% +216%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (921 - 4043, n=44)
3233 Points ∼80% +163%
Average of class Gaming
  (338 - 4522, n=157, last 2 years)
2726 Points ∼67% +122%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2490 Points ∼61% +102%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
1621 Points ∼40% +32%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1230 Points ∼30%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
918 Points ∼23% -25%
Seq Read
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
5739 MB/s ∼100% +103%
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5376 MB/s ∼94% +90%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2834 - 5588, n=44)
4850 MB/s ∼85% +71%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4830 MB/s ∼84% +70%
Average of class Gaming
  (925 - 9971, n=157, last 2 years)
4041 MB/s ∼70% +43%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
2888 MB/s ∼50% +2%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2834 MB/s ∼49%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
2082 MB/s ∼36% -27%
Seq Write
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4201 MB/s ∼100% +65%
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3669 MB/s ∼87% +44%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (1617 - 4477, n=44)
3237 MB/s ∼77% +27%
Average of class Gaming
  (308 - 8590, n=157, last 2 years)
2948 MB/s ∼70% +16%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
2786 MB/s ∼66% +10%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2544 MB/s ∼61%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
2032 MB/s ∼48% -20%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
825 MB/s ∼20% -68%
4K Read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (45.9 - 88.1, n=44)
73.7 MB/s ∼100% +1%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
72.7 MB/s ∼99%
Average of class Gaming
  (20 - 108, n=157, last 2 years)
62.6 MB/s ∼85% -14%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
62.3 MB/s ∼85% -14%
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
56.5 MB/s ∼77% -22%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
53.8 MB/s ∼73% -26%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
42.41 MB/s ∼58% -42%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
41.98 MB/s ∼57% -42%
4K Write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (135.8 - 241, n=44)
190.3 MB/s ∼100% +13%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
179.2 MB/s ∼94% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (18 - 364, n=157, last 2 years)
179.2 MB/s ∼94% +7%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
167.7 MB/s ∼88%
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
157.7 MB/s ∼83% -6%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
146.4 MB/s ∼77% -13%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
108 MB/s ∼57% -36%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
98.3 MB/s ∼52% -41%
4K-64 Read
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2959 MB/s ∼100% +14%
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2720 MB/s ∼92% +5%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2598 MB/s ∼88%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (421 - 2854, n=44)
1932 MB/s ∼65% -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (216 - 2963, n=157, last 2 years)
1848 MB/s ∼62% -29%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
1396 MB/s ∼47% -46%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1305 MB/s ∼44% -50%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1255 MB/s ∼42% -52%
4K-64 Write
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
3708 MB/s ∼100% +359%
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3366 MB/s ∼91% +317%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (367 - 3451, n=44)
2719 MB/s ∼73% +237%
Average of class Gaming
  (243 - 4008, n=157, last 2 years)
2265 MB/s ∼61% +180%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1891 MB/s ∼51% +134%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
1234 MB/s ∼33% +53%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
808 MB/s ∼22%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
738 MB/s ∼20% -9%
Access Time Read
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
0.109 ms * ∼100% -203%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.022 - 0.23, n=152, last 2 years)
0.05751 ms * ∼53% -60%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
0.056 ms * ∼51% -56%
Aorus 15P YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.04 ms * ∼37% -11%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (0.02 - 0.08, n=44)
0.0367 ms * ∼34% -2%
Alienware m15 R6, i7-11800H RTX 3080
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.036 ms * ∼33%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Tiger Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
0.029 ms * ∼27% +19%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
0.027 ms * ∼25% +25%
Access Time Write
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe