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Alienware m18 R2 laptop review: Jumping from Core i9-13980HX to i9-14900HX

Sideways step for the series. It may be called the Alienware m18 R2, but it's more like the Alienware m18 R1.1. The CPU and GPU perform identically to last year's model for no major year-over-year improvements. Save yourself a few hundred dollars by opting for the m18 R1 version instead.
Dell Alienware m18 R2
Dell Alienware m18 R2

Dell has refreshed its Alienware m18 series this year with the new m18 R2. Unlike the jump from the m16 R1 to the m16 R2, however, the m18 R2 utilizes the same chassis design as its predecessor but with new Raptor Lake-HX Core ix-14000HX CPUs to replace the older Core ix-13000HX options. Nearly everything else remains unchanged and so we recommend checking out our existing reviews on the m18 R1 and m18 R1 AMD configurations to learn more about the physical features of the m18 r2.

Our unit in review is the highest-end configuration with the Core i9-14900HX CPU, 175 W GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, 1600p 165 Hz IPS display, and CherryMX ultra low-profile mechanical keyboard for approximately $3200. Other SKUs may include the Core i7-14650HX, RTX 4060, 1200p 480 Hz display, and standard membrane-based keyboard starting at just under $2000.

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Alienware m18 R2 (m18 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-14900HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.8 GHz, 180 W PL2 / Short Burst, 144 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX Refresh
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU - 16 GB VRAM, Core: 1950 MHz, Memory: 2250 MHz, 175 W TDP, GDDR6, 551.76, Advanced Optimus, MUX
Memory
32 GB 
, SK Hynix, DDR5-5600, 46-45-45-89, Dual-Channel
Display
18.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 168 PPI, BOE NE18NZ1, IPS, Controller: BOE0AFB, Dell P/N: HF1FV, glossy: no, HDR, 165 Hz, Adaptive Sync
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Storage
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-S PCH - cAVS
Connections
6 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 3 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Intel Killer E5000 (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750x BE200NGW (), Bluetooth 5.4
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26.7 x 410.3 x 319.9 ( = 1.05 x 16.15 x 12.59 in)
Battery
97 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p30
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, 2W x2, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Alienware Command Center, Update, Digital Delivery, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
3.955 kg ( = 139.51 oz / 8.72 pounds), Power Supply: 1.076 kg ( = 37.95 oz / 2.37 pounds)
Price
3300 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.5 %
03/2024
Alienware m18 R2
i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
4 kg26.7 mm18.00"2560x1600
89.2 %
11/2023
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
R9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
3.9 kg26.7 mm18.00"1920x1200
90.7 %
04/2023
Alienware m18 R1
i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
3.9 kg26.7 mm18.00"1920x1200
88.8 %
01/2024
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
3.6 kg32.1 mm18.00"3840x2400
87.4 %
03/2023
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
3 kg31 mm18.00"2560x1600
88.3 %
10/2023
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
3.2 kg29.15 mm18.00"2560x1600

Case — Still Big With A Rear Thermal Deck

The RJ-45 port this year has been upgraded from the Killer E3000 to the Killer E5000 for 2x the throughput (2.5 Gbps vs. 5 Gbps). Otherwise, the external design remains the same as before.

Size Comparison

410.3 mm / 16.2 inch 319.9 mm / 12.6 inch 26.7 mm / 1.051 inch 4 kg8.72 lbs410.3 mm / 16.2 inch 319.9 mm / 12.6 inch 26.7 mm / 1.051 inch 3.9 kg8.58 lbs410.3 mm / 16.2 inch 319.9 mm / 12.6 inch 26.7 mm / 1.051 inch 3.9 kg8.58 lbs404 mm / 15.9 inch 307.5 mm / 12.1 inch 32.1 mm / 1.264 inch 3.6 kg8.01 lbs405 mm / 15.9 inch 311.6 mm / 12.3 inch 29.15 mm / 1.148 inch 3.2 kg7.14 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 294 mm / 11.6 inch 31 mm / 1.22 inch 3 kg6.55 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

SD Card Reader

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX (Angelibird AV Pro V60)
190.7 MB/s 0%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
190.3 MB/s
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
177.5 MB/s -7%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83.8 MB/s -56%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
72 (60.61min - 73.13max) MB/s -62%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
230.5 MB/s +5%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
219.7 MB/s
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX (Angelibird AV Pro V60)
208.5 MB/s -5%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
91.5 MB/s -58%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
85.99 MB/s -61%

Communication

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1586 (803min - 1641max) MBit/s +101%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Qualcomm WCN685x
1460 (1310min - 1543max) MBit/s +85%
Alienware m18 R1
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1272 (922min - 1396max) MBit/s +61%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750x BE200NGW
1011 (514min - 1160max) MBit/s +28%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
942 (475min - 985max) MBit/s +19%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750x BE200NGW
791 (736min - 894max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1611 (839min - 1699max) MBit/s +17%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Qualcomm WCN685x
1461 (766min - 1548max) MBit/s +6%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750x BE200NGW
1381 (1277min - 1427max) MBit/s
Alienware m18 R1
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1155 (761min - 1320max) MBit/s -16%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750x BE200NGW
1116 (932min - 1352max) MBit/s -19%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
872 (330min - 895max) MBit/s -37%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Qualcomm WCN685x
1862 (960min - 1973max) MBit/s +187%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1593 (1545min - 1627max) MBit/s +146%
Alienware m18 R1
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1495 (758min - 1574max) MBit/s +131%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750x BE200NGW
1096 (900min - 1242max) MBit/s +69%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750x BE200NGW
648 (595min - 759max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Qualcomm WCN685x
1619 (818min - 1660max) MBit/s +25%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1473 (1448min - 1490max) MBit/s +14%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750x BE200NGW
1379 (709min - 1426max) MBit/s +7%
Alienware m18 R1
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1360 (1300min - 1413max) MBit/s +5%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750x BE200NGW
1292 (1215min - 1327max) MBit/s
0501001502002503003504004505005506006507007508008509009501000105011001150120012501300Tooltip
Alienware m18 R2; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø648 (595-759)
Alienware m18 R2; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1291 (1215-1327)

Webcam

ColorChecker
12.5 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
11 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
8 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Alienware m18 R2: 10.67 ∆E min: 1.73 - max: 21.29 ∆E

Maintenance

Alienware m18 R2
Alienware m18 R2
Alienware m18 R1 for comparison
Alienware m18 R1 for comparison

Display — 1200p or 1600p?

Matte panel is not as grainy as the 1200p option due to the higher PPI from 1600p
Matte panel is not as grainy as the 1200p option due to the higher PPI from 1600p

Interestingly, the panel name on our m18 R2 configuration is the same as on our m18 R1 configuration even though they have different native resolutions (1600p vs. 1200p) and refresh rates (165 Hz vs. 480 Hz). Both panels otherwise offer similar P3 colors, fast response times, and decent ~1000:1 contrast ratios.

After seeing both panels, we recommend the 1600p option as 1200p on an 18-inch screen isn't very sharp while its 480 Hz refresh rate offers just marginal benefits over 165 Hz for the vast majority of use cases.

Windows Dynamic Resolution is not supported and so the refresh rate is fixed at either 165 Hz or 60 Hz on the OS. However, G-Sync is still supported when running games on dGPU mode. HDR is not supported since the backlight is not bright enough to satisfy HDR requirements. In fact, our 1600p display is even slightly dimmer on average than the 1200p configuration.

Matte display with no glossy, OLED, or mini-LED options
Matte display with no glossy, OLED, or mini-LED options
Moderate uneven backlight bleeding
Moderate uneven backlight bleeding
312.3
cd/m²
293.2
cd/m²
303.6
cd/m²
279.1
cd/m²
271.8
cd/m²
260.4
cd/m²
263.1
cd/m²
244.8
cd/m²
246
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE NE18NZ1 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 312.3 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 274.9 cd/m² Minimum: 15.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 78 %
Center on Battery: 271.8 cd/m²
Contrast: 1007:1 (Black: 0.27 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.48 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 0.56
ΔE Greyscale 3.7 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
88.9% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.5% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
97.8% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.2
Alienware m18 R2
BOE NE18NZ1, IPS, 2560x1600, 18.00
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
BOE NE18NZ1, IPS, 1920x1200, 18.00
Alienware m18 R1
Chi Mei 180JME, IPS, 1920x1200, 18.00
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
AU Optronics B180ZAN01.0, Mini-LED, 3840x2400, 18.00
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
NE180QDM-NZ2 (BOE0B35), IPS, 2560x1600, 18.00
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
AUO45A8 (B180QAN01.2), IPS, 2560x1600, 18.00
Display
0%
1%
-1%
-1%
2%
Display P3 Coverage
97.8
98.5
1%
97.7
0%
98.1
0%
98.1
0%
99.8
2%
sRGB Coverage
99.5
99.7
0%
100
1%
99.8
0%
99.9
0%
100
1%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
88.9
88.7
0%
89.8
1%
86.2
-3%
85.6
-4%
91.8
3%
Response Times
28%
24%
-375%
4%
-57%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
5.3 ?(2.2, 3.1)
2.8 ?(1.2, 1.6)
47%
3 ?(1.5, 1.5)
43%
8.6 ?(4.2, 4.4)
-62%
5.6 ?(2.7, 2.9)
-6%
7.6 ?(4.4, 3.2)
-43%
Response Time Black / White *
10.4 ?(4.8, 5.6)
9.6 ?(4.9, 4.7)
8%
9.9 ?(5.4, 4.5)
5%
81.8 ?(76, 5.8)
-687%
9 ?(4, 5)
13%
17.8 ?(15.6, 2.2)
-71%
PWM Frequency
2592 ?(100)
2509
Screen
29%
24%
-45%
9%
-28%
Brightness middle
271.8
319.6
18%
372.8
37%
467.5
72%
471
73%
360
32%
Brightness
275
304
11%
367
33%
459
67%
422
53%
355
29%
Brightness Distribution
78
87
12%
97
24%
90
15%
83
6%
92
18%
Black Level *
0.27
0.25
7%
0.32
-19%
0.47
-74%
0.21
22%
Contrast
1007
1278
27%
1165
16%
1002
0%
1714
70%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.48
1.22
51%
1.92
23%
3.77
-52%
2.05
17%
3.82
-54%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.59
3.1
45%
3.65
35%
6.12
-9%
4.15
26%
7.38
-32%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.56
0.47
16%
0.51
9%
2.94
-425%
0.8
-43%
2.24
-300%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.7
0.8
78%
1.5
59%
3.2
14%
2.8
24%
5.06
-37%
Gamma
2.2 100%
2.23 99%
2.34 94%
2.43 91%
2.204 100%
2.52 87%
CCT
6355 102%
6471 100%
6607 98%
6478 100%
7122 91%
5657 115%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
19% / 23%
16% / 19%
-140% / -89%
4% / 6%
-28% / -26%

* ... smaller is better

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. P3
vs. P3

Grayscale and colors are fairly accurate out of the box even though the display does not come pre-calibrated. Calibrating the panel ourselves would improve average deltaE values to <1 to better exploit the full P3 colors. Our calibrated ICM profile is available to download above for free.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

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
10.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4.8 ms rise
↘ 5.6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 23 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
5.3 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.2 ms rise
↘ 3.1 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 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.6 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 17788 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance — Raptor Lake-HX Refresh

 
 

Testing Conditions

We set Alienware Command Center to Overdrive mode and Windows to Performance mode prior to running the benchmarks below. We also set the system to dGPU mode via Nvidia Control Panel. Advanced Optimus and MUX are supported meaning no reboot is required when switching between the iGPU and dGPU.

It's worth noting that we experienced a few bugs on our unit all related to Sleep mode. The system would sometimes not enter Sleep mode correctly when closing the lid and it would consequently become very warm for no reason. If this were to occur when traveling, the battery may be depleted without any warning. Additionally, the screen would sometimes freeze for a few seconds when waking from Sleep. We suspect that this may be an issue related to the MUX or automatic GPU switching.

Alienware Command Center home screen
Alienware Command Center home screen
The five different power profiles summarized with star ratings
The five different power profiles summarized with star ratings
Real-time system vitals but with no way to export the readings
Real-time system vitals but with no way to export the readings
AlienFX controls the RGB lighting
AlienFX controls the RGB lighting

Processor

The Core i9-14900HX is a rebrand of last year's Core i9-13900HX and so any performance differences between them are minor at best. In fact, the Core i9-13980HX in last year's m18 R1 would consistently outperform our i9-14900HX by a few percentage points in multi-threaded workloads.

Downgrading to the Core i7-14700HX or Core i7-14650HX is expected to reduce processor performance by about 25 to 30 percent and 30 to 35 percent, respectively. These lesser CPUs are also rebrands of the older Core i7-13700HX and Core i7-14750HX.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Alienware m18 R2 Intel Core i9-14900HX: Ø4743 (4458.81-4807.11)
Alienware m18 R1 AMD AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX: Ø5466 (5377.07-5540.93)
Alienware m18 R1 Intel Core i9-13980HX: Ø4934 (4579.8-4989.4)
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG Intel Core i9-14900HX: Ø4753 (4700.35-4782.4)
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI Intel Core i7-13650HX: Ø3111 (3067.01-3136.03)
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2 Intel Core i9-13900HX: Ø4541 (4495.39-4584.53)
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 6.2: Multi-Core | Single-Core
Geekbench 5.5: 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
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
85 pt
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
84.1 pt
Alienware m18 R1 -2!
Intel Core i9-13980HX
81.4 pt
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
80.5 pt
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
80.1 pt
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
 
79.5 pt
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070 -2!
Intel Core i9-13950HX
76.8 pt
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
60.7 pt
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI -2!
Intel Core i7-13650HX
60 pt
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
58.7 pt
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER -2!
Intel Core i7-13700H
49.9 pt
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
47.5 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
34613 (33896.2min - 34613.2max) Points +10%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
32601 (28888.6min - 32601.4max) Points +4%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
32428 (29693.8min - 32428.3max) Points +3%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
31391 (28656min - 31390.7max) Points
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
30631 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (20702 - 32996, n=24)
29089 Points -7%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
28681 (25585.5min - 28680.9max) Points -9%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX
21006 Points -33%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
18843 Points -40%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
17623 (17398.8min - 17622.8max) Points -44%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
15872 Points -49%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
14087 Points -55%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2235 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (1720 - 2235, n=24)
2156 Points -4%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2143 Points -4%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2106 Points -6%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2093 Points -6%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2076 Points -7%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
1948 Points -13%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX
1903 Points -15%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
1832 Points -18%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1777 Points -20%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1569 Points -30%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
1549 Points -31%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
13308 Points +13%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
12423 Points +5%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
12103 Points +2%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
11816 Points
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
11726 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (8427 - 12419, n=24)
11057 Points -6%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
10919 Points -8%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX
7999 Points -32%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
7041 Points -40%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
6894 Points -42%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6208 Points -47%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
5408 Points -54%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
853 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (657 - 859, n=24)
825 Points -3%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
823 Points -4%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
807 Points -5%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
804 Points -6%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
797 Points -7%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
747 Points -12%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX
728 Points -15%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
714 Points -16%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
690 Points -19%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
611 Points -28%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
594 Points -30%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
5541 (5377.07min - 5540.93max) Points +15%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4989 (4579.8min - 4989.4max) Points +4%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
4807 (4458.81min - 4807.11max) Points
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
4782 (4700.35min - 4782.4max) Points -1%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
4585 (4495.39min - 4584.53max) Points -5%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
4481 Points -7%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (3263 - 4879, n=24)
4426 Points -8%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX
3136 (3067.01min - 3136.03max) Points -35%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
2894 (2664.71min - 2893.73max) Points -40%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2817 (2741.98min - 2817.3max) Points -41%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2484 Points -48%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
2296 (2231.27min - 2296.34max) Points -52%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
318 Points
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
309 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (247 - 320, n=24)
306 Points -4%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
303 Points -5%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
300 Points -6%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
297 Points -7%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
295 Points -7%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
287 Points -10%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX
275 Points -14%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
274 Points -14%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
251 Points -21%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
223 Points -30%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
222 Seconds * -118%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
199 Seconds * -95%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
183 Seconds * -79%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
182 Seconds * -78%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX
158 Seconds * -55%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (102 - 164, n=24)
118.3 Seconds * -16%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
111 Seconds * -9%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
106 Seconds * -4%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
104 Seconds * -2%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
102 Seconds *
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
97 Seconds * +5%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
87 Seconds * +15%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
140493 MIPS +14%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
129804 MIPS +6%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
122772 MIPS
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
121266 MIPS -1%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
119590 MIPS -3%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
116665 MIPS -5%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (87555 - 127108, n=24)
113311 MIPS -8%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX
80057 MIPS -35%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
72749 MIPS -41%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
71260 MIPS -42%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
71102 MIPS -42%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
61495 MIPS -50%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
7381 MIPS +4%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
7103 MIPS
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (5452 - 7508, n=24)
7036 MIPS -1%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
6977 MIPS -2%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
6889 MIPS -3%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
6880 MIPS -3%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6697 MIPS -6%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
6642 MIPS -6%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
6504 MIPS -8%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX
6125 MIPS -14%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
5797 MIPS -18%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
4933 MIPS -31%
Geekbench 6.2 / Multi-Core
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
18233 Points
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
18014 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (15849 - 18643, n=24)
17561 Points -4%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
16652 Points -9%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
16316 Points -11%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
13128 Points -28%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
12447 Points -32%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
10348 Points -43%
Geekbench 6.2 / Single-Core
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
3057 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (2419 - 3095, n=24)
2971 Points -3%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2892 Points -5%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
2876 Points -6%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2843 Points -7%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2730 Points -11%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2706 Points -11%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
2115 Points -31%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
22200 Points +4%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
21284 Points
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
20566 Points -3%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
20036 Points -6%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
19802 Points -7%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (8618 - 21642, n=24)
19537 Points -8%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
19137 Points -10%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX
14367 Points -32%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
13090 Points -38%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
12077 Points -43%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
11399 Points -46%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
9694 Points -54%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2193 Points
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
2124 Points -3%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2098 Points -4%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (1669 - 2210, n=24)
2086 Points -5%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2062 Points -6%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2054 Points -6%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2035 Points -7%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2014 Points -8%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1941 Points -11%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX
1838 Points -16%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1554 Points -29%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
1527 Points -30%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
37.5 fps +17%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
33.1 fps +3%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
32.1 fps
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
31 fps -3%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
30.9 fps -4%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
30.7 fps -4%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (22.7 - 34.4, n=24)
29.7 fps -7%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX
23.6 fps -26%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
21.8 fps -32%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
20.4 fps -36%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
19.9 fps -38%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
17 fps -47%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
63.8 s * -42%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX
58.8 s * -31%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
55.8 s * -25%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
49.5 s * -10%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
49.4 s * -10%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
47.2 s * -5%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
46.7 s * -4%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
46.2 s * -3%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (33.9 - 85.1, n=24)
45 s * -0%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
44.8 s *
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
43.4 s * +3%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
41.8 s * +7%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
0.536 sec * -42%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-41-R9LN
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
0.4911 sec * -30%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX
0.4398 sec * -17%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
0.4288 sec * -14%
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
0.4278 sec * -14%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
0.4145 sec * -10%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
0.3997 sec * -6%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
0.3955 sec * -5%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
0.3931 sec * -4%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
0.3919 sec * -4%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (0.3609 - 0.4859, n=24)
0.3861 sec * -2%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX
0.3767 sec *

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
4807 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
275 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
318 Points
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Performance Rating
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
92.9 pt
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
65.5 pt
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
64.5 pt
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
63.3 pt
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
62.3 pt
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
 
58.1 pt
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
43.8 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
60169 KRay/s +105%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
29553 KRay/s +1%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
29351 KRay/s 0%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
29280 KRay/s
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
27414 KRay/s -6%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (17244 - 29351, n=23)
25226 KRay/s -14%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
20012 KRay/s -32%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
252486 Points +77%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
148888 Points +4%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
148168 Points +4%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
142791 Points
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
137015 Points -4%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (88537 - 148888, n=23)
126117 Points -12%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
97317 Points -32%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
10389 MB/s +46%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
7229 MB/s +2%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
7142 MB/s +1%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
7095 MB/s
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
6889 MB/s -3%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (4267 - 7229, n=23)
6225 MB/s -12%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
4487 MB/s -37%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
200651 Points +44%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
148773 Points +7%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
141758 Points +2%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
139323 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (118405 - 148773, n=23)
138165 Points -1%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
135396 Points -3%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
110093 Points -21%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
32988 Points +103%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
18256 Points +12%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
16656 Points +2%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
16279 Points
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
16046 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (12217 - 18256, n=23)
15374 Points -6%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
10616 Points -35%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
134044 Points +85%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
73758 Points +2%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
72594 Points
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
72355 Points 0%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
68687 Points -5%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (43302 - 72594, n=23)
61957 Points -15%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
48323 Points -33%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
237881 MB/s +77%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
149040 MB/s +11%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
138830 MB/s +3%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (86964 - 241777, n=23)
138224 MB/s +3%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
136520 MB/s +1%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
134675 MB/s
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
85111 MB/s -37%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
2409 MB/s +17%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2149 MB/s +5%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2053 MB/s
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2003 MB/s -2%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1913 MB/s -7%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (1265 - 2149, n=23)
1812 MB/s -12%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1251 MB/s -39%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
31796 KRay/s +97%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
16325 KRay/s +1%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
16128 KRay/s
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
16104 KRay/s 0%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
15014 KRay/s -7%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (9170 - 16128, n=23)
13585 KRay/s -16%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
10900 KRay/s -32%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
52949 MPixel/s +7%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
50394 MPixel/s +1%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
49716 MPixel/s
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (33960 - 54702, n=23)
48592 MPixel/s -2%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
41319 MPixel/s -17%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
34957 MPixel/s -30%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
33960 MPixel/s -32%

Stress Test

Core temperature when running Prime95 stress stabilizes at 100 C similar to what we observed on last year's m18 R1 despite the move to a newer processor. Clock rates seem to fluctuate more frequently on the i9-14900HX, however, which may explain its slightly slower performance than the i9-13980HX as mentioned above.

GPU clock rates and board power draw barely change when switching between Balanced, Performance, and Overdrive modes which align with our Fire Strike test results in the GPU Performance section below. This behavior is unlike most other gaming laptops where there is a larger performance gap between Balanced and Performance modes.

System idle
System idle
Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Witcher 3 stress (Balanced mode)
Witcher 3 stress (Balanced mode)
Witcher 3 stress (Performance mode)
Witcher 3 stress (Performance mode)
Witcher 3 stress (Overdrive mode)
Witcher 3 stress (Overdrive mode)
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C) Average GPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- 36 27
Prime95 Stress 2.1 - 3.3 -- 99 46
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 1.7 - 3.7 1350 - 2370 74 - 100 54 - 61
Witcher 3 Stress (Balanced mode) ~1.7 2295 ~84 66
Witcher 3 Stress (Performance mode) ~1.4 2310 ~82 65
Witcher 3 Stress (Overdrive mode) ~1.0 2310 ~87 64

System Performance

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 / Score
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
9852 Points +7%
Alienware m18 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
9234 Points
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
8968 Points -3%
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
8758 Points -5%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (8230 - 9234, n=9)
8687 Points -6%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8549 Points -7%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
6404 Points -31%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
12334 Points +8%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
11628 Points +2%
Alienware m18 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
11415 Points
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
11242 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (10871 - 11628, n=9)
11194 Points -2%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10982 Points -4%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
9768 Points -14%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Alienware m18 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
11415 Points
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
11388 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (9951 - 11759, n=9)
10676 Points -6%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10488 Points -8%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
10225 Points -10%
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
10125 Points -11%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
8886 Points -22%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
18475 Points +13%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
16462 Points 0%
Alienware m18 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
16398 Points
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
16012 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (13219 - 16462, n=9)
14929 Points -9%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
14720 Points -10%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
8212 Points -50%
CrossMark / Overall
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2194 Points +6%
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2176 Points +5%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1877 - 2238, n=9)
2094 Points +1%
Alienware m18 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
2073 Points
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1929 Points -7%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
1877 Points -9%
CrossMark / Productivity
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2059 Points +9%
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2005 Points +7%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1738 - 2113, n=9)
1946 Points +3%
Alienware m18 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
1881 Points
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1793 Points -5%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
1738 Points -8%
CrossMark / Creativity
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2469 Points +3%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2411 Points +1%
Alienware m18 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
2393 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (2195 - 2543, n=9)
2357 Points -2%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
2212 Points -8%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
2195 Points -8%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1998 Points +11%
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1904 Points +5%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1478 - 2327, n=9)
1842 Points +2%
Alienware m18 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
1806 Points
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1594 Points -12%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
1478 Points -18%
WebXPRT 3 / Overall
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
387 Points +19%
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
338 Points +4%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
327 Points 0%
Alienware m18 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
326 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (279 - 339, n=8)
323 Points -1%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
320 Points -2%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
312 Points -4%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
312 Points -4%
WebXPRT 4 / Overall
Alienware m18 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
309 Points
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
306 Points -1%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
295 Points -5%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (246 - 309, n=6)
292 Points -6%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
287 Points -7%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
277 Points -10%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
277 Points -10%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 / Total
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
502 ms * -17%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
502 ms * -17%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
459 ms * -7%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (430 - 535, n=9)
457 ms * -6%
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
456 ms * -6%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
456 ms * -6%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
452 ms * -5%
Alienware m18 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
430 ms *

* ... smaller is better

PCMark 10 Score
9234 points
Help
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
80776 MB/s +2%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
79243 MB/s
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
78590 MB/s -1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (56992 - 83392, n=23)
77763 MB/s -2%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
64308 MB/s -19%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
56992 MB/s -28%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
51423 MB/s -35%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
89096 MB/s +4%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
86406 MB/s +1%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
85791 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (54443 - 87507, n=23)
84270 MB/s -2%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
68497 MB/s -20%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
61564 MB/s -28%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
54443 MB/s -37%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
79917 MB/s +4%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
77089 MB/s
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
75736 MB/s -2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (51387 - 80589, n=23)
74772 MB/s -3%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
61092 MB/s -21%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
60111 MB/s -22%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
51387 MB/s -33%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
105 ns * -22%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
91.3 ns * -6%
Alienware m18 R2
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
86.4 ns *
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (79.7 - 105, n=23)
84.6 ns * +2%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
83.7 ns * +3%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
83.2 ns * +4%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
79.4 ns * +8%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

LatencyMon shows minor DPC issues but with otherwise no dropped frames during 4K60 video playback
LatencyMon shows minor DPC issues but with otherwise no dropped frames during 4K60 video playback
Drivers list
Drivers list
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8290.5 μs * -195%
Alienware m18 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
2815.1 μs *
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2669.6 μs * +5%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
2384.5 μs * +15%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1155.8 μs * +59%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
965.6 μs * +66%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The Alienware is one of the first to ship with the 2 TB SK Hynix PC811 PCIe4 x4 NVMe SSD. When compared to the PC801 series, the PC811 series incorporates 8D NAND flash instead of 4D NAND for an overall denser storage capacity and improved power efficiency. The drive is able to sustain maximum transfer rates of ~7100 MB/s when stressed which is essentially the performance ceiling for singular PCIe4 x4 SSDs.

Dell can configure with two 4 TB drives for a total of 8 TB of storage.

CDM 8
CDM 8
AS SSD
AS SSD
Support for up to four individual SSDs
Support for up to four individual SSDs
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7125 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 6758 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 1009 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 636.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 5723 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 5040 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 77.12 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 291.8 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Alienware m18 R2
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
84.7 pt
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
80.4 pt
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
74.3 pt
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
64.8 pt
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
62.9 pt
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
34.4 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Alienware m18 R2
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
5588 (5540.05min - 5587.65max) MB/s
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
5424 (5395.57min - 5423.86max) MB/s -3%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3975 (3933.84min - 3975.36max) MB/s -29%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
3504 (3460.3min - 3503.92max) MB/s -37%
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
3326 (3303.54min - 3326.08max) MB/s -40%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1870 (1827.25min - 1869.82max) MB/s -67%
seq write
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
7291 (7191.64min - 7291.38max) MB/s +41%
Alienware m18 R2
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
5153 (5139.7min - 5152.91max) MB/s
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
4889 (4680.84min - 4888.75max) MB/s -5%
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
4849 (4812.78min - 4849.24max) MB/s -6%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4309 (4272.74min - 4308.62max) MB/s -16%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2166 (2094.01min - 2166.15max) MB/s -58%
seq q8 t1 read
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
13588 (10727.3min - 13588.3max) MB/s +91%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7115 (6689.03min - 7114.56max) MB/s 0%
Alienware m18 R2
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
7110 (6256.85min - 7110.18max) MB/s
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
6815 (6081.32min - 6815.12max) MB/s -4%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
6329 (5886.29min - 6328.58max) MB/s -11%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
4239 (3584.87min - 4239.18max) MB/s -40%
seq q8 t1 write
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
10571 (10519.3min - 10571.3max) MB/s +56%
Alienware m18 R2
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
6779 (6710.47min - 6778.83max) MB/s
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
6097 (6073.79min - 6096.81max) MB/s -10%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
5398 (5134.26min - 5397.97max) MB/s -20%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5125 (5108.87min - 5125.2max) MB/s -24%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2982 (2920.07min - 2981.52max) MB/s -56%
4k q1 t1 read
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
75.7 (74.61min - 75.65max) MB/s 0%
Alienware m18 R2
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
75.4 (73.49min - 75.43max) MB/s
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
70.4 (69.8min - 70.36max) MB/s -7%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
69.6 (68.6min - 69.57max) MB/s -8%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
65.8 (65.71min - 65.83max) MB/s -13%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
30.6 (30.29min - 30.64max) MB/s -59%
4k q1 t1 write
Alienware m18 R2
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
300 (297.27min - 299.6max) MB/s
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
293 (278.18min - 292.65max) MB/s -2%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
273 (271.42min - 272.88max) MB/s -9%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
219 (216.03min - 218.97max) MB/s -27%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
152.1 (149.74min - 152.09max) MB/s -49%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
116.3 (111.83min - 116.33max) MB/s -61%
4k q32 t16 read
Alienware m18 R2
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
6067 (5596.15min - 6066.73max) MB/s
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
5703 (5624.48min - 5703.41max) MB/s -6%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3829 (3376.24min - 3829.14max) MB/s -37%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
3829 (3814.3min - 3829.16max) MB/s -37%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
1623 (1464.8min - 1623.24max) MB/s -73%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
613 (588.72min - 613.33max) MB/s -90%
4k q32 t16 write
Alienware m18 R2
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
4176 (3805.57min - 4175.9max) MB/s
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
3719 (3569.84min - 3718.59max) MB/s -11%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3225 (3169.52min - 3224.75max) MB/s -23%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
2627 (2557.39min - 2627.4max) MB/s -37%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
1377 (1306.51min - 1377.05max) MB/s -67%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
441 (428.19min - 440.55max) MB/s -89%
AS SSD
Score Total
Alienware m18 R2
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
10655 Points
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
10562 Points -1%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8304 Points -22%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
8209 Points -23%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
5369 Points -50%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
4272 Points -60%
Score Read
Alienware m18 R2
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
3753 Points
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
3622 Points -3%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
3403 Points -9%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3329 Points -11%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
2194 Points -42%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1294 Points -66%
Score Write
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
5110 Points +2%
Alienware m18 R2
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
4993 Points
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3321 Points -33%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
3106 Points -38%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2387 Points -52%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
2092 Points -58%
Seq Read
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
9576.8 MB/s +62%
Alienware m18 R2
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
5916.27 MB/s
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
5891.83 MB/s 0%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
5753.68 MB/s -3%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5423 MB/s -8%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
3810.59 MB/s -36%
Seq Write
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
8685.54 MB/s +46%
Alienware m18 R2
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
5929.42 MB/s
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
5634.39 MB/s -5%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
5132.02 MB/s -13%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4360 MB/s -26%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2319.92 MB/s -61%
4K Read
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
86.4 MB/s +33%
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
65.13 MB/s 0%
Alienware m18 R2
SK Hynix PC811 HFS002TEM9X152N
64.97 MB/s
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
63.69 MB/s -2%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
61.69 MB/s -5%
Asus ROG Strix G18 G814JI
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
37.91 MB/s -42%
4K Write
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
254 MB/s +7%
Alienware m18 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
248.62 MB/s +4%