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Alienware x14 Review - The world's thinnest gaming notebook requires compromises

A return to 14 inches. Alienware expands its line-up with a new 14-inch model and advertises it as the world’s thinnest gaming laptop, but is a slim device really that beneficial? We review the high-end model of the new Alienware x14 with an Alder Lake Core i7-12700H and GeForce RTX 3060 for 2400 Euros.

After Alienware released the two new gaming laptops x15 and x17 last year, the manufacturer now launches a 14-inch system. The new Alienware x14 follows the same design language and wants to attract customers with its very slim chassis, which contains brand-new Alder Lake CPUs from Intel as well as RTX 3000 GPUs from Nvidia for sufficient gaming performance. There is currently just one 1080p screen with 144 Hz and a DCI-P3 gamut provided for this laptop. The entry-level spec with a Core i5 and RTX 3050 starts at 1899 Euros, but we review the high-end model with the Core i7-12700H, 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 as well as a 1 TB PCIe-SSD for 2399 Euros.

Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060 (x14 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-12700H 14 x 1.7 - 4.7 GHz, 100 W PL2 / Short Burst, 55 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 6 GB VRAM, Core: 1687 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 75 W TDP ( including 15 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 511.79, Advanced Optimus
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5-5200, Dual-Channel, onboard
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, SHP154D, IPS, 3ms, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
WDC PC SN810 1TB, 1024 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.5 x 321.5 x 262.77 ( = 0.57 x 12.66 x 10.35 in)
Battery
80 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Alienware Command Center, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.793 kg ( = 63.25 oz / 3.95 pounds), Power Supply: 486 g ( = 17.14 oz / 1.07 pounds)
Price
2400 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential rivals

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.7 %
03/2022
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg14.5 mm14.00"1920x1080
86.7 %
03/2022
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
R9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
1.7 kg19.5 mm14.00"2560x1600
87.5 %
06/2021
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg16.8 mm14.00"2560x1440
83.5 %
06/2021
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
R9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
1.7 kg19.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
87.2 %
09/2021
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg15.9 mm15.60"2560x1440

Case - A small version of the Alienware x15

The chassis is very deep due to the shifted hinge position.
The chassis is very deep due to the shifted hinge position.

The design of the new Alienware x14 hardly differs from its larger siblings x15 and x17. The case is supposed to be as slim as possible, but due to the construction where the display hinge is shifted towards the front, the laptop is very deep. For the 14-inch model, in particular, this means the keyboard is also shifted towards the front of the base unit and the palm rests are pretty small. Compared to the larger siblings, there is no illumination at the rear either, only the keyboard and the alien head on the lid of the x14 can be illuminated.

You can only get the new x14 in the Lunar Silver color, which looks good in pictures, but its bright surfaces quickly attract dirt and you have to clean them quite often. The upper part of the base unit, the rear, as well as the display frame, is black, which creates a nice contrast. The bezels at the sides are pretty slim, but the lower bezel, in particular, is very wide and we are quite sure that a 16:10 panel would have fitted here as well. The screen-to-body ratio of the new x14 is just 64% due to the chassis construction.

There is not much criticism for the quality because Dell uses high-quality materials, the build quality of our test unit is flawless, and the stability leaves a good impression as well. We generally like the display hinge as well, but there is still some bouncing when you adjust the opening angle. The maximum opening angle is also limited to around 135 degrees due to the position of the screen.

The new x14 is very slim at just 14.5 mm, but the gaming laptop is very deep due to its chassis design and it has by far the largest footprint compared to the other 14-inch laptops in our comparison group. All the rivals are pretty close in terms of weight, and in addition to the 1.8 kg for the laptop itself, you also have to add 486 grams for the 130W power adapter.

Size Comparison

324 mm / 12.8 inch 222 mm / 8.74 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.7 kg3.7 lbs319.7 mm / 12.6 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 1.8 kg3.9 lbs321.5 mm / 12.7 inch 262.77 mm / 10.3 inch 14.5 mm / 0.571 inch 1.8 kg3.95 lbs312 mm / 12.3 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 1.7 kg3.77 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity - Alienware with Thunderbolt 4 & HDMI 2.1

There is no criticism for the ports because Dell uses the latest standards including Thunderbolt 4 and HDMI 2.1. In addition to three USB-C ports (one of them is usually blocked by the power adapter), there is also a regular USB-A port. The problem, however, is that all ports are located at the rear (even the stereo jack) and therefore hard to access.

Rear: USB-C 3.2 Gen.2 (15W Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4), 3.5 mm stereo jack, HDMI 2.1 (HDCP 2.3), USB-A 3.2 Gen.1, microSD (5.2 UHS-II), 2x USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4 (15W Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4)
Rear: USB-C 3.2 Gen.2 (15W Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4), 3.5 mm stereo jack, HDMI 2.1 (HDCP 2.3), USB-A 3.2 Gen.1, microSD (5.2 UHS-II), 2x USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4 (15W Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4)

SD Card Reader

The x14 offers a microSD card reader (spring-loaded) at the rear and it accommodates the SD cards almost completely. It is a very fast module and we determine transfer rates of up to 220 MB/s and still 190 MB/s when we copy files from our reference card (Angelbird AV Pro V60).

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro V60)
195.8 MB/s +4%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
189 MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
151 MB/s -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (19 - 202, n=97, last 2 years)
97.6 MB/s -48%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro V60)
223.8 MB/s +1%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
222 MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
178 MB/s -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (25.8 - 269, n=92, last 2 years)
120.5 MB/s -46%

Communication

The Wi-Fi module can be replaced.
The Wi-Fi module can be replaced.

The Wi-Fi module from Intel (AX211) also supports the latest Wi-Fi 6E standard (802.11ax) including 6 GHz networks as well as Bluetooth 5.2. We determined very good transfer rates in combination with our reference router from Netgear (Nighthawk AX12) and we did not notice any issues with the signal quality during our review period, either. There is no dedicated Ethernet module, if you want to use a wired network, you will have to use a corresponding Thunderbolt adapter.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1410 (1239min - 1603max) MBit/s
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1003 - 1501, n=4)
1320 MBit/s -6%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1183 (575min - 1294max) MBit/s -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (885 - 1412, n=2, last 2 years)
1149 MBit/s -19%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1083 (758min - 1175max) MBit/s -23%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1002 (735min - 1087max) MBit/s -29%
iperf3 receive AX12
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1469 (1135min - 1535max) MBit/s +7%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1178 - 1623, n=4)
1409 MBit/s +3%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1371 (1221min - 1483max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (881 - 1700, n=2, last 2 years)
1291 MBit/s -6%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1174 (1002min - 1406max) MBit/s -14%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1079 (989min - 1182max) MBit/s -21%
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Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1371 (1221-1483)
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1411 (1239-1603)

Webcam

We were a bit surprised that the Alienware x14 only features a 720p webcam, even though there seems to be sufficient space for a better sensor in the top bezel. The picture quality is not good, even in good lighting conditions, and the results are just not very crisp. The webcam does its job, but that’s about it. There is also an IR camera for facial recognition via Windows Hello.

ColorChecker
5.2 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060: 5.96 ∆E min: 2.22 - max: 11.56 ∆E

Accessories

The box of the Alienware x14 only contains the 130W power adapter (USB-C). Dell offers plenty of accessories with the Alienware branding, including input devices, headsets, and displays.

Maintenance

The panel on the bottom of the chassis is secured by six standard Philips screws, but there are additional plastic clips, which are very firm and have to be loosened first. After that, you can lift the front part and pull the whole panel towards the front. The first thing you will notice is the large battery and your maintenance options are limited to cleaning the fans and replacing the Wi-Fi module as well as the M.2 2280 SSD.

Internal layout
Internal layout
Inside of the lower cover
Inside of the lower cover

Warranty

The new x14 is shipped with premium support by default, which also included an on-site service. However, the service is limited to 12 months and you have to pay 323 Euros for an extension to three years or 562 Euros to four years. If you want to be on the safe side, there is also Premium Support Plus, which includes accidental damages (three years for 479 Euros and four years for 657 Euros).

Input Devices - x14 with reduced key travel

Keyboard

The slim construction also affects the keyboard. The basic layout (including full-size arrow keys) is identical to the larger Alienware x15, but the key travel is reduced from 1.5 mm to 1.2 mm and this is noticeable. The typing experience is not bad by any means and keystrokes are still very precise and comparatively quiet, but it is just not comfortable compared to the larger x15. The keyboard supports N-key rollover for multiple keyboard inputs simultaneously.

You can adjust the color of the keyboard illumination, but there is just one zone. The special functions are once again not illuminated (like volume or brightness control), which was already annoying on the larger x15. It is just hard to see the small pictograms in darker environments. The small palm rest will also be an issue if you have large hands because your palm will have to rest on the front edge of the base unit.

Input devices
Input devices
Keyboard illumination
Keyboard illumination

Touchpad

Due to the shifted keyboard position, there is not much room for a large touchpad, either. The height of the clickpad on the Alienware x14 is very limited at just 10.8 x 5.5 cm and you will have to reposition your fingers quite often, even during standard cursor movements. The pad itself works well and it sits a bit lower in the base unit, so it is easy to locate with the fingers, but clicking it will result in very loud noises, which appear cheap.

Display - x14 with 1080p and 144 Hz

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Minor backlight bleeding along the edges
Minor backlight bleeding along the edges

Dell only offers one display for the new Alienware x14: A matte 1080p IPS screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels (16:9) including fast response times and a high refresh rate of 144 Hz. This is certainly a good choice for a gaming laptop, but some users would probably prefer a higher-res option. The display from Sharp also supports Nvidia’s G-Sync as well as Advanced Optimus technologies.

We determine an average brightness of little more than 400 nits and the decent black value of 0.25 results in a very good contrast ratio of more than 1700:1. The subjective picture impression is also very good and movements, in particular, are very smooth thanks to the refresh rate and the fast response times. However, compared to OLED screens, the pictures are just not vibrant and crisp.

You can only notice some backlight bleeding along the edges on a dark background with high brightness levels, but they are not visible in everyday scenarios. We cannot detect PWM flickering and the measured response times are very fast.

385
cd/m²
414
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
420
cd/m²
434
cd/m²
426
cd/m²
397
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
399
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
SHP154D tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 434 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 410.8 cd/m² Minimum: 20 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 432 cd/m²
Contrast: 1736:1 (Black: 0.25 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 0.7
ΔE Greyscale 5.1 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
87.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.6% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.19
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
SHP154D, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
NE140QDM-NX1 (BOE0A1D), IPS-Level, 2560x1600, 14.00
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
TL140BDXP02-2, IPS, 2560x1440, 14.00
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
LM140LF-1F02, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
LG Philips 156QHG, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
Display
-1%
-2%
-21%
-1%
Display P3 Coverage
99.6
97.4
-2%
97.2
-2%
68.1
-32%
97.8
-2%
sRGB Coverage
100
99.9
0%
99.9
0%
92.4
-8%
99.9
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
87.6
85.5
-2%
85.4
-3%
67.7
-23%
Response Times
15%
-57%
-261%
-31%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
9.6 ?(4.4, 5.2)
8.8 ?(4, 4.8)
8%
16.4 ?(8, 8.4)
-71%
34.4 ?(15.6, 18.8)
-258%
12 ?(6, 6)
-25%
Response Time Black / White *
7.6 ?(2.8, 4.8)
6 ?(1.8, 4.2)
21%
10.8 ?(5.6, 5.2)
-42%
27.6 ?(16.4, 11.2)
-263%
10.4 ?(6, 4.4)
-37%
PWM Frequency
27170 ?(35)
Screen
-16%
-1%
-69%
-20%
Brightness middle
434
480
11%
331.1
-24%
329.4
-24%
409.5
-6%
Brightness
411
456
11%
318
-23%
311
-24%
390
-5%
Brightness Distribution
89
80
-10%
91
2%
90
1%
88
-1%
Black Level *
0.25
0.48
-92%
0.36
-44%
0.39
-56%
0.47
-88%
Contrast
1736
1000
-42%
920
-47%
845
-51%
871
-50%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3
2.62
13%
2.25
25%
4.01
-34%
3.48
-16%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.1
6.71
5%
4.62
35%
8.21
-16%
6.31
11%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.7
1.12
-60%
3.89
-456%
0.89
-27%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.1
4.2
18%
1.7
67%
3.2
37%
5
2%
Gamma
2.19 100%
2.16 102%
2.3 96%
2.2 100%
2.16 102%
CCT
6204 105%
7122 91%
6751 96%
7070 92%
6591 99%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-1% / -9%
-20% / -10%
-117% / -86%
-17% / -19%

* ... smaller is better

We analyzed the display with the professional CalMAN software and the X-Rite i1 Pro 2 spectrophotometer. The picture quality is already decent out of the box, but the color temperature is a bit warm and you can see a slight color cast towards yellow. The color deviations are also very small and there are just some outliers with DeltaE-2000 deviations (compared to the P3 reference color space) of more than 3.

CalMAN Grayscale (target color space DCI-P3)
CalMAN Grayscale (target color space DCI-P3)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (target color space DCI-P3)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (target color space DCI-P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker (target color space DCI-P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker (target color space DCI-P3)
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated (target color space DCI-P3)
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated (target color space DCI-P3)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated (target color space DCI-P3)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated (target color space DCI-P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated (target color space DCI-P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated (target color space DCI-P3)

Our calibration (profile can be downloaded for free in the box above) reduced the maximum brightness by around 40 nits, but it shows the full potential of the screen. The average DeltaE-2000 deviations are very low and all the colors are very accurate. Combined with the fill DCI-P3 gamut, the panel is an excellent choice for picture and video editing.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. DCI-P3
vs. DCI-P3
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

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
7.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.8 ms rise
↘ 4.8 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 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 16 % 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
9.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4.4 ms rise
↘ 5.2 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 18 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 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 17803 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Display contents are still visible outdoors as long as you can avoid direct reflections from light sources. The viewing angle stability of the IPS screen is very good.

Outdoors
Outdoors
Outdoors
Outdoors
Outdoors
Outdoors
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Dell's thin gamer uses Intel Alder Lake

You can choose between the Core i7-12700H and the slightly slower Core i5-12500H, which has two fewer performance cores compared to the i7. You get at least 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM, but only the slower 4800 modules in combination with the GeForce RTX 3050 or RTX 3050 Ti (both with a TGP of 50W & 15W Dynamic Boost). The faster 5200 RAM is only available in combination with the RTX 3060, just like the upgrade to 32 GB.

 
 
 

Review Settings

We were initially surprised by the TDP configuration of the processor, which was set to 45 Watts. During our test, there was an update from Intel (via Windows Update), which increased the TDP to 115W. This value is not reached by the x14, but it means the cooling solution is the only limiting factor. We, therefore, repeated all our benchmarks and measurements to show the performance level with the updated TDP values.

The preloaded Command Center offers different settings for the cooling, but they do not affect the performance. There is also an additional High-Performance mode, which can be activated via key combination Fn+F1. However, the effect on the actual gaming performance (even during longer sessions) is negligible, but it uses a more aggressive fan curve and the notebook just reaches its maximum fan noise (which is also a bit higher) quicker. We performed all our benchmarks and measurements with the following settings: Normal mode, Thermal: Balanced, Windows Performance slider: Best Performance.

Processor - Core i7-12700H

The Core i7-12700H is a chip from Intel’s new Alder Lake generation and uses a hybrid architecture. In addition to six performance cores running up to 4.8 GHz (including Hyper Threading), it uses eight efficiency cores (up to 3.7 GHz), so the i7-12700H can execute up to 20 threads simultaneously. It is, in theory, a 45W processor, but the CPU can consume much more power, especially in peak load scenarios.

We record consumption of up to 100W for a brief period at the start of benchmarks and it will eventually level off at 55W. You can see this behavior very well in our chart from the Cinebench R15 Multi loop below, where the second run is already limited to 80W. The CPU performance is better compared to the rivals in the first couple of minutes but will eventually drop to the level of the AMD Ryzen 5000 chips or the Alienware x15 with the Core i7-11800H in multi-core tests.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060 Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2194 (2063.56-2534.53)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS: Ø2040 (2010.05-2066.65)
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2052 (2009.65-2060.79)
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS: Ø2088 (2079.33-2098.42)
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø2144 (2104.27-2154.01)
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop

Thanks to the new performance cores and the high clocks, the new Core i7-12700H can often secure the lead in single-core tests. All in all, the results are good for a compact gaming laptop, but we are still quite far away from the performance potential of the Core i7-12700H. This chip needs slightly more than 120W for the maximum clock on all cores (around 3000 points @ CB R15 Multi).

The power consumption of the CPU is limited to 80W on battery power and therefore just slightly lower compared to mains. More CPU benchmarks are available in our tech section.

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 5.5: 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
Average of class Gaming
 
82.8 pt
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
74.9 pt
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
71.7 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
64.8 pt
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F -2!
Intel Core i7-11800H
60.1 pt
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM -2!
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
59.6 pt
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070 -2!
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
51.3 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 34613, n=223, last 2 years)
19900 Points +26%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
15783 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (4032 - 19330, n=63)
15636 Points -1%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
14021 (13411min - 14020.7max) Points -11%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
13158 (12786.6min - 13158max) Points -17%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
12652 (12516min - 12651.7max) Points -20%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
12606 Points -20%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 2235, n=221, last 2 years)
1824 Points +3%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
1763 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (778 - 1826, n=62)
1758 Points 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
1562 Points -11%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
1511 Points -14%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
1457 Points -17%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1218 Points -31%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 13769, n=221, last 2 years)
7566 Points +27%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
5967 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1576 - 7407, n=63)
5933 Points -1%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
5316 Points -11%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
5058 Points -15%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
4876 Points -18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
4829 Points -19%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 855, n=221, last 2 years)
702 Points +3%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
684 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (300 - 704, n=63)
679 Points -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
612 Points -11%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
579 Points -15%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
568 Points -17%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
471 Points -31%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 5663, n=226, last 2 years)
3140 Points +24%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
2535 (2063.56min - 2534.53max) Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1379 - 2916, n=69)
2517 Points -1%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
2154 (2104.27min - 2154.01max) Points -15%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
2098 (2079.33min - 2098.42max) Points -17%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
2067 (2010.05min - 2066.65max) Points -18%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2061 (2009.65min - 2060.79max) Points -19%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 318, n=225, last 2 years)
269 Points +7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
254 Points +1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (113 - 263, n=64)
253 Points 0%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
252 Points
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
235 Points -7%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
227 Points -10%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
197 Points -22%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
251 Seconds * -13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
247 Seconds * -11%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
233 Seconds * -4%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (168 - 732, n=62)
225 Seconds * -1%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
223 Seconds *
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
220 Seconds * +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 1259, n=218, last 2 years)
197.4 Seconds * +11%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 140932, n=220, last 2 years)
78482 MIPS +18%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
66498 MIPS
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (22844 - 73067, n=62)
60292 MIPS -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
59889 MIPS -10%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
55697 MIPS -16%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
52370 MIPS -21%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
50988 MIPS -23%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 7581, n=220, last 2 years)
6164 MIPS +10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
5851 MIPS +4%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2743 - 5972, n=62)
5648 MIPS +1%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
5637 MIPS +1%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
5605 MIPS
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
5449 MIPS -3%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
4791 MIPS -15%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 22200, n=225, last 2 years)
13839 Points +3%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
13400 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (5144 - 13745, n=63)
11729 Points -12%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
10034 Points -25%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 2210, n=225, last 2 years)
1819 Points +1%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
1796 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (803 - 1851, n=63)
1732 Points -4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
1614 Points -10%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 37.6, n=221, last 2 years)
21.6 fps +22%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
17.7 fps
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (4.67 - 21.8, n=63)
16.7 fps -6%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
16.2 fps -8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
15.8 fps -11%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
15.3 fps -14%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.3 fps -14%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
58.9 s * -49%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
51.9 s * -32%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.8 - 332, n=217, last 2 years)
49.5 s * -26%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
49.2 s * -25%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
47.6 s * -21%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (34.2 - 95.3, n=62)
45.7 s * -16%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
39.4 s *
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.599 sec * -31%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.566 sec * -24%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
0.51 sec * -12%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
0.4779 sec * -5%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (0.4441 - 1.052, n=62)
0.4723 sec * -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 4.47, n=220, last 2 years)
0.4684 sec * -3%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4564 sec *

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2535 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
210 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
252 Points
Help
Performance Rating
Average of class Gaming
 
95 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
82.1 pt
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
82 pt
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
77.8 pt
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
66.5 pt
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
65.1 pt
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F -9!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
0 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Average of class Gaming
  (3069 - 60169, n=216, last 2 years)
19192 KRay/s +130%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
15146 KRay/s +81%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
14653 KRay/s +75%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
14212 KRay/s +70%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2585 - 17957, n=62)
10834 KRay/s +30%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
8357 KRay/s
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
96666 Points +151%
Average of class Gaming
  (18567 - 252486, n=216, last 2 years)
96250 Points +150%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
95088 Points +147%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
90523 Points +135%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (12439 - 90760, n=62)
52825 Points +37%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
38442 Points
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 10389, n=216, last 2 years)
4420 MB/s +52%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3305 MB/s +14%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
3161 MB/s +9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
3126 MB/s +8%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (833 - 4242, n=62)
3077 MB/s +6%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2906 MB/s
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 200651, n=216, last 2 years)
110691 Points +11%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
103243 Points +4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
103073 Points +3%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
99631 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (57923 - 103202, n=62)
97916 Points -2%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
87865 Points -12%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
12706 Points +36%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 32988, n=216, last 2 years)
12328 Points +32%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
12251 Points +31%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
10899 Points +17%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
9325 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (3249 - 9939, n=62)
9055 Points -3%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
53430 Points +135%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
52839 Points +133%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
49657 Points +119%
Average of class Gaming
  (10291 - 134044, n=216, last 2 years)
48934 Points +116%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (7135 - 44760, n=62)
27939 Points +23%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
22701 Points
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
132620 MB/s +44%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
124828 MB/s +35%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
120371 MB/s +31%
Average of class Gaming
  (19065 - 328679, n=216, last 2 years)
108450 MB/s +18%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
92214 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (31839 - 144360, n=62)
85388 MB/s -7%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 2409, n=216, last 2 years)
1230 MB/s +24%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
991 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (305 - 1171, n=62)
970 MB/s -2%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
851 MB/s -14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
796 MB/s -20%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
772 MB/s -22%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s -100%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Average of class Gaming
  (1518 - 31796, n=216, last 2 years)
10371 KRay/s +116%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
8425 KRay/s +75%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
7772 KRay/s +62%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
7530 KRay/s +57%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1437 - 9692, n=62)
5986 KRay/s +25%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
4806 KRay/s
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
46643 MPixel/s
Average of class Gaming
  (10805 - 60161, n=217, last 2 years)
37306 MPixel/s -20%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (12863 - 52207, n=62)
33149 MPixel/s -29%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
30291 MPixel/s -35%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
15432 MPixel/s -67%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
15082 MPixel/s -68%

System Performance

The Alienware x14 is a very responsive system thanks to the modern components including the PCIe 4.0 SSD and the subjective performance impression is excellent. This is also supported by the synthetic benchmark scores, where the test unit can secure a good spot. All the rivals are very close on a high level, however, and you will not be able to notice a difference between them when you do daily stuff. We did not experience any other issues during our review period, either.

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
7731 Points +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (5235 - 9852, n=192, last 2 years)
7614 Points +6%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (5986 - 8156, n=12)
7232 Points +1%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
7217 Points +1%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
7170 Points
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6967 Points -3%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6773 Points -6%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
10868 Points +6%
Average of class Gaming
  (8300 - 12334, n=191, last 2 years)
10744 Points +4%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (9289 - 12144, n=12)
10576 Points +3%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
10419 Points +1%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
10418 Points +1%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
10413 Points +1%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
10294 Points
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
9816 Points +2%
Average of class Gaming
  (6662 - 11833, n=191, last 2 years)
9744 Points +1%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
9602 Points
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9394 Points -2%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9381 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (6161 - 10362, n=12)
9156 Points -5%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
9022 Points -6%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
11755 Points +16%
Average of class Gaming
  (6462 - 18475, n=191, last 2 years)
11541 Points +14%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
10851 Points +7%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (8950 - 12554, n=12)
10653 Points +5%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
10118 Points
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9395 Points -7%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
8615 Points -15%
CrossMark / Overall
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1910 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (1247 - 2334, n=165, last 2 years)
1881 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1649 - 2017, n=11)
1806 Points -5%
CrossMark / Productivity
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1797 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (1299 - 2204, n=165, last 2 years)
1790 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1536 - 1958, n=11)
1723 Points -4%
CrossMark / Creativity
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
2072 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (1275 - 2514, n=165, last 2 years)
2050 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1816 - 2084, n=11)
1949 Points -6%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1798 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (1030 - 2330, n=165, last 2 years)
1698 Points -6%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1210 - 2207, n=11)
1665 Points -7%
PCMark 10 Score
7170 points
Help
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
77803 MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (21842 - 92565, n=216, last 2 years)
60079 MB/s -23%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (25615 - 80511, n=62)
53891 MB/s -31%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
50700 MB/s -35%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
38214 MB/s -51%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
37979 MB/s -51%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
76185 MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (23681 - 90647, n=216, last 2 years)
64143 MB/s -16%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (25586 - 79442, n=62)
57340 MB/s -25%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
51798 MB/s -32%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
43848 MB/s -42%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
42968 MB/s -44%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
64219 MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (21619 - 103259, n=216, last 2 years)
62196 MB/s -3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
55235 MB/s -14%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (23679 - 88660, n=62)
54793 MB/s -15%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
35272 MB/s -45%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
34240 MB/s -47%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
111 ns *
Average of class Gaming
  (59.5 - 152.5, n=212, last 2 years)
88.6 ns * +20%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
84.8 ns * +24%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
79.2 ns * +29%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
78.7 ns * +29%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (76.2 - 133.9, n=60)
77.8 ns * +30%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
0 ns * +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

Our standardized latency test includes different scenarios like web browsing, 4K YouTube playback, and CPU load. Our test unit shows some issues and is not ideal for real-time audio applications with the current BIOS versions, but future updates can improve the situation.

LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
5542 μs * -386%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
4186 μs * -267%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1541 μs * -35%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1140 μs *
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
392.6 μs * +66%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Replaceable M.2-2280-SSD
Replaceable M.2-2280-SSD

Our review unit is shipped with a 1 TB NVMe SSD from Western Digital (SN810), which already supports the modern PCIe 4.0 standard and it manages transfer rates of more than 6 GB/s in our benchmarks. You can use 824 GB for your files and applications after the initial set-up. Dell also offers a 2 TB SSD in its online shop, which costs 100 Euros more compared to the 1 TB drive. More SSD benchmarks are available here.

WDC PC SN810 1TB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6922 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5336 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 581 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 619 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 78.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 206.1 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 627 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 1296 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Average of class Gaming
 
84.2 pt
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
77.6 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
76.6 pt
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
 
75.3 pt
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
64.3 pt
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
55.5 pt
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
44.9 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
3922 (3902.75min - 3922.43max) MB/s
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (3265 - 4206, n=11)
3686 MB/s -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (1319 - 7045, n=191, last 2 years)
3500 MB/s -11%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2425 (2418.63min - 2424.52max) MB/s -38%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
2262 (2258.12min - 2261.57max) MB/s -42%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1984 (1970.32min - 1984.33max) MB/s -49%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1540 (1536.58min - 1540.21max) MB/s -61%
seq write
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
3931 (3911.33min - 3931.01max) MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (535 - 9307, n=191, last 2 years)
3749 MB/s -5%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (2767 - 5015, n=11)
3741 MB/s -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3454 (3434.72min - 3453.8max) MB/s -12%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2957 (2951.32min - 2957.19max) MB/s -25%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2413 (2401.89min - 2412.77max) MB/s -39%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
2128 (2114.73min - 2127.92max) MB/s -46%
seq q8 t1 read
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (6674 - 6984, n=11)
6889 MB/s 0%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
6858 (6042.6min - 6858.23max) MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (2268 - 16089, n=191, last 2 years)
6279 MB/s -8%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
3595 (1909.83min - 3594.73max) MB/s -48%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3563 (3043.18min - 3562.64max) MB/s -48%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
3395 (2336.65min - 3395.42max) MB/s -50%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
3378 (3216.26min - 3378.05max) MB/s -51%
seq q8 t1 write
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
5168 (5037.36min - 5167.53max) MB/s
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (4454 - 5412, n=11)
5113 MB/s -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (539 - 14571, n=191, last 2 years)
4721 MB/s -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3455 (3444.78min - 3454.86max) MB/s -33%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
3098 (2842.48min - 3098.43max) MB/s -40%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2994 (2986.03min - 2994.1max) MB/s -42%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
2697 (1387.43min - 2697.21max) MB/s -48%
4k q1 t1 read
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
79.3 (77.62min - 79.29max) MB/s
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (52.4 - 88, n=11)
70.5 MB/s -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (30.6 - 95.9, n=191, last 2 years)
67.5 MB/s -15%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
62.4 (62.09min - 62.4max) MB/s -21%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
55 (54.78min - 54.95max) MB/s -31%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
51.3 (51.07min - 51.25max) MB/s -35%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
46.3 (46.19min - 46.3max) MB/s -42%
4k q1 t1 write
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
249 (247.59min - 248.74max) MB/s +12%
Average of class Gaming
  (66.6 - 421, n=191, last 2 years)
223 MB/s 0%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
222 (216.3min - 221.72max) MB/s
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
176 (175.2min - 176.28max) MB/s -21%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (85 - 305, n=11)
169.7 MB/s -24%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
132 (131.89min - 132.32max) MB/s -41%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
124 (123.62min - 124.21max) MB/s -44%
4k q32 t16 read
Average of class Gaming
  (417 - 6172, n=191, last 2 years)
2576 MB/s +207%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
1897 (1895.38min - 1897.45max) MB/s +126%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
1841 (1840.58min - 1841.33max) MB/s +119%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1401 (1395.61min - 1400.83max) MB/s +67%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (417 - 2605, n=11)
1207 MB/s +44%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
839 (826.17min - 839.11max) MB/s
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
722 (710.34min - 722.25max) MB/s -14%
4k q32 t16 write
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3364 (3358.59min - 3364.23max) MB/s +487%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2154 (2150min - 2154.41max) MB/s +276%
Average of class Gaming
  (162.3 - 4869, n=191, last 2 years)
2127 MB/s +271%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (162.3 - 2780, n=11)
672 MB/s +17%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
573 (461.98min - 572.89max) MB/s
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
515 (512.99min - 514.96max) MB/s -10%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
423 (413.02min - 423.47max) MB/s -26%
AS SSD
Score Total
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
7568 Points +52%
Average of class Gaming
  (2271 - 13854, n=179, last 2 years)
6785 Points +36%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6095 Points +22%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (4112 - 8556, n=11)
5624 Points +13%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
5088 Points +2%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
4984 Points
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
3288 Points -34%
Score Read
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
2722 Points +67%
Average of class Gaming
  (760 - 4721, n=179, last 2 years)
2480 Points +52%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2449 Points +50%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (1211 - 3482, n=11)
1863 Points +14%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1742 Points +7%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
1631 Points
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1370 Points -16%
Score Write
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3451 Points +30%
Average of class Gaming
  (515 - 7208, n=179, last 2 years)
3106 Points +17%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (2416 - 3325, n=11)
2904 Points +9%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
2658 Points
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2505 Points -6%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2410 Points -9%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1279 Points -52%
Seq Read
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
5404 MB/s
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (3823 - 5639, n=11)
5143 MB/s -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2260 - 12763, n=179, last 2 years)
4908 MB/s -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3209 MB/s -41%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
3066 MB/s -43%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2923 MB/s -46%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
2871 MB/s -47%
Seq Write
Average of class Gaming
  (495 - 11316, n=179, last 2 years)
3612 MB/s +62%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3131 MB/s +40%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (2229 - 4795, n=11)
3003 MB/s +34%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2805 MB/s +25%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
2236 MB/s
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1801 MB/s -19%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1511 MB/s -32%
4K Read
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
77.7 MB/s +2%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
76.3 MB/s
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (53 - 81.9, n=11)
67.6 MB/s -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (30.4 - 112.1, n=179, last 2 years)
66.5 MB/s -13%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
50 MB/s -34%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
49.8 MB/s -35%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
44.3 MB/s -42%
4K Write
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
272.6 MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
218.3 MB/s -20%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (139 - 303, n=11)
212 MB/s -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (96.3 - 512, n=179, last 2 years)
210 MB/s -23%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
162 MB/s -41%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
119.7 MB/s -56%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
109 MB/s -60%
4K-64 Read
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
2323 MB/s +129%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2093 MB/s +106%
Average of class Gaming
  (442 - 3475, n=179, last 2 years)
1917 MB/s +89%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1400 MB/s +38%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (624 - 2855, n=11)
1281 MB/s +26%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1038 MB/s +2%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
1014 MB/s
4K-64 Write
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
2920 MB/s +35%
Average of class Gaming
  (277 - 5909, n=179, last 2 years)
2537 MB/s +17%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (2017 - 2749, n=11)
2391 MB/s +11%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2216 MB/s +3%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
2161 MB/s
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2009 MB/s -7%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
966 MB/s -55%
Access Time Read
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
0.077 ms * -166%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
0.065 ms * -124%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (0.023 - 0.078, n=11)
0.05673 ms * -96%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.016 - 0.379, n=178, last 2 years)
0.05465 ms * -88%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
0.046 ms * -59%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
0.04 ms * -38%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
0.029 ms *
Access Time Write
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
0.174 ms * -1238%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
0.102 ms * -685%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
0.086 ms * -562%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
0.066 ms * -408%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.011 - 1.028, n=179, last 2 years)
0.04746 ms * -265%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (0.012 - 0.074, n=11)
0.02655 ms * -104%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
0.013 ms *

* ... smaller is better

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060: Ø6829 (5990.51-6895.07)

GPU Performance - GeForce RTX 3060 with 75W TGP

GPU-Z GeForce RTX 3060
GPU-Z GeForce RTX 3060

Simple workloads are usually handled by the integrated Iris Xe Graphics G7 and the dedicated Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM automatically steps in when you need more performance (Advanced Optimus – enables switchable graphics in combination with G-Sync). It is one of the slowest versions of the RTX 3060 with a TGP of 60W, but it can use up to 15W from the processor depending on the workload, which results in a total TGP of 75W. We also saw this value during GPU benchmarks and the maximum core clock was 1687 MHz.

The new x14 is a bit slower than the average RTX 3060 in our database in the synthetic 3DMark benchmarks. Both the new Zephyrus G14 with the Radeon RX 6800S as well as the Blade 14 with the RTX 3070 are quite a bit faster and are closer to the larger Alienware x15, which is also equipped with the RTX 3070.

The performance is stable under sustained workloads and the system easily passes the Time Spy stress test at 99.3 %. The power consumption of the