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Alienware x15 R1 laptop review: Dell's thinnest UFO has landed

Leaving behind the Alienware m15 for good. Dell has stuffed a 110 W TGP Nvidia GPU in a chassis that's thinner than even the Razer Blade 15. Though mostly a homerun when compared to the outgoing Alienware m15, there are a few downsides involving size and performance that users will want to know beforehand.
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The Alienware x15 R1 kicks off a new generation of 15.6-inch Alienware laptops to replace the older Alienware m15 series. As detailed in the original announcement, the latest model completely revamps the Legend chassis design introduced on the Alienware m15 R2 for a thinner and sleeker look.

Current SKUs range from the 11th gen Core i7-11800H CPU with GeForce RTX 3060 graphics and 165 Hz FHD display for about $2000 USD up to the Core i9-11900H with RTX 3070 and 360 Hz FHD display for about $3000 USD. Dell is planning on launching RTX 3080 options in the months ahead. Our configuration in review is a middle SKU with the i7-11800H, RTX 3070, and 240 Hz QHD display for about $2700 USD.

Competitors to the Alienware x15 R1 include other ultrathin 15.6-inch gaming laptops like the Razer Blade 15, MSI GS66, Asus Zephyrus S15, Acer Predator Triton 700, or Aorus 15G. A larger 17.3-inch version of the x15 R1 is available called the Alienware x17 R1.

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Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F (x15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H 8 x 2.3 - 4.6 GHz, 140 W PL2 / Short Burst, 140 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU - 8192 MB, Core: 1365 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 110 W TDP, GDDR6, 472.12, Optimus and manual
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 1600 MHz, Dual-Channel, 22-22-22-52, Soldered
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel 188 PPI, LG Philips 156QHG, IPS, Controller: LGD0690, Dell P/N: HMH2Y, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM570
Storage
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake PCH-H - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset, Card Reader: MicroSD
Networking
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW) (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.9 x 359.7 x 277.25 ( = 0.63 x 14.16 x 10.92 in)
Battery
87 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo 4W x2, Keyboard: Chiclet, Alienware Command Center, Update, OnScreen Display, Mobile Connect, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.35 kg ( = 82.89 oz / 5.18 pounds), Power Supply: 711 g ( = 25.08 oz / 1.57 pounds)
Price
2500 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
87.2 %
09/2021
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg15.9 mm15.60"2560x1440
86.1 %
06/2021
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg20 mm15.60"1920x1080
84 %
02/2021
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg19.8 mm15.60"1920x1080
88.9 %
07/2021
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2 kg16.99 mm15.60"1920x1080
82.9 %
09/2020
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
2.1 kg19 mm15.60"1920x1080
83.8 %
07/2021
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.2 kg22.9 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case — Thinner but Wider

The new chassis can be best described as an Alienware m15 R2 but flatter since the x15 R1 is very nearly the same in terms of length and width and it uses almost the same chassis materials for a similar feel. Gone are the tacky glossy plastic bars along the front edge and bottom bezel for a more uniform matte build. The chassis is quite close to looking like an Ultrabook while maintaining all the original aspects of the m15 R2 Legend design like the honeycomb grilles and rear RGB LED ring.

Chassis rigidity is a slight downgrade from the m15 R2/R3/R4/R5. Both the base and lid flex more readily from their respective corners and with slightly more creaking than on the older thicker design. Applying pressure on the keyboard center or outer lid will result in a bit of flexing as well. We find the overall build to be comparable to the MSI GS66 while being a few steps down from the Razer Blade 15.

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Unlike the Alienware x17 R1 which is actually slightly thicker and heavier than the older Alienware m17 R4 that it replaces, the Alienware x15 R1 is thinner than the Alienware m15 R5 while weighing about the same. This also means that the x15 continues to be one of the largest and heaviest ultra-thin gaming laptops in its size category as competing models like the Zephyrus S15 or Razer Blade 15 are smaller and lighter by discernable margins. The large footprint of the x15 is perhaps the price to pay for such a thin profile.

Certain SKUs with the FHD 165Hz panel will be thicker than our QHD SKU by fractions of a millimeter (16.3 vs. 15.9 mm).

Similar magnesium alloy with aluminum and ABS plastic chassis materials as found on the Alienware m15 R4 or x17 R1
Similar magnesium alloy with aluminum and ABS plastic chassis materials as found on the Alienware m15 R4 or x17 R1
The Alienware logo doubles as the power button, but it is unfortunately not a fingerprint reader
The Alienware logo doubles as the power button, but it is unfortunately not a fingerprint reader
Lid opened to maximum angle (~140 degrees). Tobii eye-tracking is no longer an option
Lid opened to maximum angle (~140 degrees). Tobii eye-tracking is no longer an option
There are noticeably more ventilation grilles on the newer design than on the old
There are noticeably more ventilation grilles on the newer design than on the old
We know the printing is supposed to say 15, but it could easily be mistaken as a 13
We know the printing is supposed to say 15, but it could easily be mistaken as a 13
The rear exhaust limits maximum hinge angle and increases both weight and size for improved cooling
The rear exhaust limits maximum hinge angle and increases both weight and size for improved cooling
363.4 mm / 14.3 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 22.9 mm / 0.902 inch 2.2 kg4.89 lbs360.3 mm / 14.2 inch 276 mm / 10.9 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.4 kg5.18 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 2.1 kg4.61 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 19.8 mm / 0.78 inch 2.1 kg4.63 lbs359.7 mm / 14.2 inch 277.25 mm / 10.9 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 2.4 kg5.18 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 16.99 mm / 0.669 inch 2 kg4.47 lbs

Connectivity — More and Less than Before

Port options have been cut from the older Alienware m15 R4. Owners now have just one USB-A port instead of three while RJ-45, mini DisplayPort, and the Graphics Amplifier port have all been dropped. The system gains a second USB-C port which is arguably more versatile depending on the scenario.

Almost all ports are along the rear of the chassis which can make accessibility difficult. Furthermore, these ports can be difficult to see since they do not light up or have easy-to-read symbols.

Front: No ports
Front: No ports
Right: 3.5 mm headset
Right: 3.5 mm headset
Rear: USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1, USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4 + DisplayPort + Power Delivery, MicroSD reader, USB-C w/ DisplayPort + Power Delivery, HDMI 2.1
Rear: USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1, USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4 + DisplayPort + Power Delivery, MicroSD reader, USB-C w/ DisplayPort + Power Delivery, HDMI 2.1
Left: AC adapter
Left: AC adapter

SD Card Reader

We commend Dell for integrating a MicroSD reader as most ultrathin 15.6-inch gaming laptops don't have one at all including the Asus Zephyrus S15, MSI GS66, or Razer Blade 15. Transfer rates are very fast with our UHS-II test card at around 200 MB/s.

Fully inserted MicroSD card sits almost flush against the edge. The slot is along the rear of the chassis unlike on most other laptops
Fully inserted MicroSD card sits almost flush against the edge. The slot is along the rear of the chassis unlike on most other laptops
SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
  (AV Pro V60)
195.8 MB/s ∼100%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
139 MB/s ∼71% -29%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
  (AV Pro V60)
223.75 MB/s ∼100%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
223 MB/s ∼100% 0%

Communication — W-Fi 6E Standard

All SKUs come with the Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x WLAN module to replace last year's Killer AX1650w. Unlike the Intel AX210, these Killer modules are compatible with the Killer Performance Suite and all of its software features.

Removable WLAN module unlike on the Alienware x17 R1 or Alienware m15 R4
Removable WLAN module unlike on the Alienware x17 R1 or Alienware m15 R4
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1514 (764min - 1561max) MBit/s ∼100% +40%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1310 MBit/s ∼87% +21%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1089 (603min - 1196max) MBit/s ∼72% +1%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1083 (758min - 1175max) MBit/s ∼72%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
1082 (597min - 1270max) MBit/s ∼71% 0%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1076 (944min - 1117max) MBit/s ∼71% -1%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1469 (1135min - 1535max) MBit/s ∼100%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1420 MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1386 (1274min - 1446max) MBit/s ∼94% -6%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1340 (678min - 1403max) MBit/s ∼91% -9%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1263 (1093min - 1464max) MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
667 (627min - 737max) MBit/s ∼45% -55%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1469 (1135-1535)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1083 (758-1175)

Webcam

Camera quality remains poor at only 720p and with no webcam shutter. IR is included for Windows Hello support.

ColorChecker
2.4 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
7 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
10 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
5 ∆E
ColorChecker Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F: 7.85 ∆E min: 2.42 - max: 15.93 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom panel is secured by just six Philips screws for easy servicing and upgrades. RAM is soldered, however, and so users will only be able to upgrade the M.2 SSDs. Competing models like the Razer Blade 15 or MSI GS66 have SODIMM slots for user upgrades in comparison.

Accessories and Warranty

There are no extras in the box other than the AC adapter and paperwork. The usual one-year limited warranty applies with plenty of extras if ordered from Dell.

Input Devices — Crisper keys

Keyboard

The x15 utilizes standard membrane-based keys with per-key RGB backlighting which is an upgrade from the quad-zone lighting on the Alienware m15 R4. Feedback is crisper and firmer than expected with its 1.5 mm key travel to avoid the soft and overly shallow keys on most Ultrabooks. We find the system to be more comfortable for typing than on the Asus Zephyrus series or Razer Blade 15. The Enter and Space keys are significantly louder than the quieter QWERTY keys, however.

Secondary key symbols are annoyingly unlit unlike on the older m15 series. The x17 R1 keyboard has this same issue as well.

Touchpad

Clickpad surface area has not changed from last year's model at only 10.5 x 6 cm. Traction is smooth when gliding at medium or faster speeds while slower speeds will have a bit of sticking for more accurate clicking. Unfortunately, clicking continues to be on the spongy side for a somewhat unsatisfying feedback. Furthermore, the dark gray color will accentuate fingerprints much more readily when compared to the white clickpad on last year's Alienware m15 series.

The x15 drops the m15 keyboard and adopts the exact same keyboard layout as on the x17
The x15 drops the m15 keyboard and adopts the exact same keyboard layout as on the x17
RGB backlighting for the clickpad is optional much like on the larger Alienware x17
RGB backlighting for the clickpad is optional much like on the larger Alienware x17
No CherryMX mechanical options for the x15 series. Dell says the chassis would have had to be thicker in order to support mechanical keys
No CherryMX mechanical options for the x15 series. Dell says the chassis would have had to be thicker in order to support mechanical keys
Full-size arrow keys are a huge upgrade from the smaller keys on the older m15 series
Full-size arrow keys are a huge upgrade from the smaller keys on the older m15 series

Display — No More OLED Options

The LG Philips 156QHG 1440p IPS panel is the first to appear in our database. Its attributes are excellent with fast response times of 6 ms, fast 240 Hz refresh rate, wide color coverage at nearly 100 percent of DCI-P3, and a bright 400-nit backlight that's brighter than many other 15.6-inch gaming laptops including the new MSI GS66. Perhaps its biggest drawback is its unexceptional contrast ratio of about 900:1 which is more middle-of-the-road considering the asking price.

No edge-to-edge glass, OLED, or touchscreen options
No edge-to-edge glass, OLED, or touchscreen options
Narrow side bezels but with a much thicker bottom bezel
Narrow side bezels but with a much thicker bottom bezel
Slight uneven backlight bleeding along the edges and corners
Slight uneven backlight bleeding along the edges and corners
Display is slightly grainier than a glossy alternative due to the overlaying matte layer
Display is slightly grainier than a glossy alternative due to the overlaying matte layer
389.4
cd/m²
394.6
cd/m²
391
cd/m²
377.1
cd/m²
409.5
cd/m²
362.7
cd/m²
390.9
cd/m²
413.2
cd/m²
378.4
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LG Philips 156QHG
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 413.2 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 389.6 cd/m² Minimum: 19.57 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 409.5 cd/m²
Contrast: 871:1 (Black: 0.47 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.48 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 0.89
ΔE Greyscale 5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
99.9% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
97.8% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.16
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
LG Philips 156QHG, IPS, 15.60, 2560x1440
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
LG Philips LGD066E (156WFG), IPS, 15.60, 1920x1080
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
AU Optronics B156HAN12.0, IPS, 15.60, 1920x1080
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
TL156VDXP02-0, IPS, 15.60, 1920x1080
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
B156HAN12.0 (AUOBC8C), IPS, 15.60, 1920x1080
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Sharp LQ156M1JW09, IPS, 15.60, 1920x1080
Display
-14%
-16%
-18%
-15%
-16%
Display P3 Coverage
97.8
70.09
-28%
67.71
-31%
66.9
-32%
69.74
-29%
68.4
-30%
sRGB Coverage
99.9
99.77
0%
98.45
-1%
97.1
-3%
99.71
0%
99.4
-1%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
71.47
69.05
69
71.11
70.4
Response Times
23%
-16%
35%
-5%
-8%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
12 ?(6, 6)
7.6 ?(2.4, 5.2)
37%
14.4 ?(6.8, 7.6)
-20%
4.2 ?(2.6, 1.6)
65%
14 ?(6.8, 7.2)
-17%
15.2 ?(7.6, 7.6)
-27%
Response Time Black / White *
10.4 ?(6, 4.4)
9.6 ?(3.6, 6)
8%
11.6 ?(7.6, 4)
-12%
10 ?(5.2, 4.8)
4%
9.6 ?(5.2, 4.4)
8%
9.2 ?(4.8, 4.4)
12%
PWM Frequency
23580 ?(13)
Screen
19%
-1%
12%
9%
3%
Brightness middle
409.5
347
-15%
259.5
-37%
353.4
-14%
283
-31%
312
-24%
Brightness
390
318
-18%
264
-32%
340
-13%
289
-26%
290
-26%
Brightness Distribution
88
86
-2%
90
2%
92
5%
90
2%
87
-1%
Black Level *
0.47
0.31
34%
0.25
47%
0.31
34%
0.24
49%
0.32
32%
Contrast
871
1119
28%
1038
19%
1140
31%
1179
35%
975
12%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.48
1.68
52%
2.52
28%
2.17
38%
2.26
35%
3.03
13%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.31
3.03
52%
5.55
12%
5.69
10%
5.64
11%
6.81
-8%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.89
1.08
-21%
1.93
-117%
1.05
-18%
1.11
-25%
0.71
20%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5
1.8
64%
1.7
66%
3.4
32%
3.4
32%
4.7
6%
Gamma
2.16 102%
2.262 97%
2.04 108%
2.2 100%
2.228 99%
2.177 101%
CCT
6591 99%
6592 99%
6414 101%
6830 95%
7249 90%
6676 97%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
71
63.3
71
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
94
98.8
93
Total Average (Program / Settings)
9% / 15%
-11% / -6%
10% / 11%
-4% / 3%
-7% / -2%

* ... smaller is better

Dell advertises 99 percent DCI-P3 coverage which we can confirm with our own independent measurements. This 8-bit panel is therefore suitable for both gaming and most graphics editing with its deep colors and fast response times.

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

The display is decently calibrated out of the box with average grayscale and color deltaE values of 5 and 3.48, respectively. Additional calibration efforts can bring these values down due to the aforementioned wide color coverage as shown by our CalMan results below.

Grayscale before calibration (vs. P3)
Grayscale before calibration (vs. P3)
Saturation Sweeps before calibration (vs. P3)
Saturation Sweeps before calibration (vs. P3)
ColorChecker before calibration (vs. P3)
ColorChecker before calibration (vs. P3)
Grayscale after calibration (vs. sRGB)
Grayscale after calibration (vs. sRGB)
Saturation Sweeps after calibration (vs. sRGB)
Saturation Sweeps after calibration (vs. sRGB)
ColorChecker after calibration (vs. sRGB)
ColorChecker after calibration (vs. sRGB)

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↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 4.4 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 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
12 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 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 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37.6 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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21033 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is better than on many other gaming laptops simply due to the brighter 400-nit backlight when compared to the 300-nit average for the category. The display is usable when under shade much like on the Dell XPS 15, but users should still avoid direct sunlight when possible.

Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade from extreme angles
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade from extreme angles

Performance — GPU TGP gets a slight Downgrade

Users can choose between the 11th gen Tiger Lake Core i7-11800H or Core i9-11900H with GeForce RTX 3060, RTX 3070, or RTX 3080 Ampere graphics targeting 90 W, 110 W, or 110 W TGP, respectively. This is actually a downgrade from last year's Alienware m15 R4 where the GPU could reach up to 140 W TGP. It's a Max-Q GPU for all intents and purposes even if "Max-Q" is no longer part of the name.

Dynamic Boost 2.0, WhisperMode 2.0, and Advanced Optimus with G-Sync are all supported. In fact, the Alienware x15 is one of the very few gaming laptops with Advanced Optimus in the first place. Keep in mind that the feature is only available on the 240 Hz QHD and 360 Hz FHD SKUs. Users should also install the latest 1.3.0 BIOS patch which allows for running on discrete GPU mode only.

Our test unit was set to High Performance mode via the Alienware Command Center software prior to running our benchmarks below for the highest possible scores.

Processor — Faster than Expected

Raw CPU performance is excellent with multi-thread results that are 15 percent faster than the average laptop in our database equipped with the same Core i7-11800H CPU including the Razer Blade 15. This puts our system neck-to-neck with the competing Ryzen 9 5900HX which is normally faster than the i7-11800H. Performance sustainability is also excellent as shown by our steady CineBench R15 xT results below.

Upgrading to the Core i9-11900H is only expected to bring very marginal performance benefits over our i7-11800H based on our experiences with the processor on other laptops like the Asus Zephyrus S17.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

011022033044055066077088099011001210132014301540165017601870198020902146.52147.072147.542138.352153.92147.652146.842144.772148.922136.872146.842145.692149.962142.362143.512147.652145.582148.922150.082149.272104.272147.072141.332145.462140.412146.382152.852149.042145.462146.962143.622141.4421282143.622146.732149.272135.042145.582145.352136.752145.122154.012147.192132.992135.272131.632145.122143.392150.652147.421750.241750.621755.161748.41726.371696.421675.951636.461658.721651.391640.891634.051628.531626.151631.391631.721623.311628.331601.671635.861629.731621.141629.591633.521625.492119.212127.772130.272107.592124.382114.052118.422128.112107.72124.952121.232122.352114.952128.112121.232127.092124.612133.92117.5221212126.532141.442132.882124.162121.341208.081121.611121.421119.951112.51112.751120.351123.1211311123.311075.821047.891072.161077.061081.21075.731077.211080.941077.181075.881074.781077.061075.471079.861079.911082.511081.261083.011082.461079.131081.111081.611078.571081.021078.951083.541081.671079.741078.661078.341850.481828.741861.761866.111776.591868.811863.411870.031867.851873.891866.981868.721864.451864.711874.061876.521874.851870.31875.031869.771867.411871.171872.661871.351873.011861.761867.241874.331868.631867.151865.851869.951871.081860.721876.71873.711869.861866.021867.151869.861876.961871.261870.991870.31875.121872.481868.371870.121872.41863.152146.52147.072147.542138.352153.92147.652146.842144.772148.922136.872146.842145.692149.962142.362143.512147.652145.582148.922150.082149.272104.272147.072141.332145.462140.412146.382152.852149.042145.462146.962143.622141.4421282143.622146.732149.272135.042145.582145.352136.752145.122154.012147.192132.992135.272131.632145.122143.392150.652147.421750.241750.621755.161748.41726.371696.421675.951636.461658.721651.391640.891634.051628.531626.151631.391631.721623.311628.331601.671635.861629.731621.141629.591633.521625.492119.212127.772130.272107.592124.382114.052118.422128.112107.72124.952121.232122.352114.952128.112121.232127.092124.612133.92117.5221212126.532141.442132.882124.162121.341208.081121.611121.421119.951112.51112.751120.351123.1211311123.311075.821047.891072.161077.061081.21075.731077.211080.941077.181075.881074.781077.061075.471079.861079.911082.511081.261083.011082.461079.131081.111081.611078.571081.021078.951083.541081.671079.741078.661078.341850.481828.741861.761866.111776.591868.811863.411870.031867.851873.891866.981868.721864.451864.711874.061876.521874.851870.31875.031869.771867.411871.171872.661871.351873.011861.761867.241874.331868.631867.151865.851869.951871.081860.721876.71873.711869.861866.021867.151869.861876.961871.261870.991870.31875.121872.481868.371870.121872.41863.152146.52147.072147.542138.352153.92147.652146.842144.772148.922136.872146.842145.692149.962142.362143.512147.652145.582148.922150.082149.272104.272147.072141.332145.462140.412146.382152.852149.042145.462146.962143.622141.4421282143.622146.732149.272135.042145.582145.352136.752145.122154.012147.192132.992135.272131.632145.122143.392150.652147.421750.241750.621755.161748.41726.371696.421675.951636.461658.721651.391640.891634.051628.531626.151631.391631.721623.311628.331601.671635.861629.731621.141629.591633.521625.492119.212127.772130.272107.592124.382114.052118.422128.112107.72124.952121.232122.352114.952128.112121.232127.092124.612133.92117.5221212126.532141.442132.882124.162121.341208.081121.611121.421119.951112.51112.751120.351123.1211311123.311075.821047.891072.161077.061081.21075.731077.211080.941077.181075.881074.781077.061075.471079.861079.911082.511081.261083.011082.461079.131081.111081.611078.571081.021078.951083.541081.671079.741078.661078.341850.481828.741861.761866.111776.591868.811863.411870.031867.851873.891866.981868.721864.451864.711874.061876.521874.851870.31875.031869.771867.411871.171872.661871.351873.011861.761867.241874.331868.631867.151865.851869.951871.081860.721876.71873.711869.861866.021867.151869.861876.961871.261870.991870.31875.121872.481868.371870.121872.41863.15Tooltip
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F Intel Core i7-11800H; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø2144 (2104.27-2154.01)
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080 Intel Core i9-10980HK; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1659 (1601.67-1755.16)
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL AMD Ryzen 7 5800H; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø2123 (2107.59-2141.44)
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021 Intel Core i7-10875H; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1091 (1047.89-1208.08)
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021) Intel Core i7-11800H; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1867 (1776.59-1876.96)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R23: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
5316 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5214 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
5023 Points ∼94% -6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4685 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (3306 - 5408, n=33)
4590 Points ∼86% -14%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4396 Points ∼83% -17%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3993 Points ∼75% -25%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
3759 Points ∼71% -29%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
2632 Points ∼50% -50%
Schenker XMG Pro 15
Intel Core i7-9750H
2410 Points ∼45% -55%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
608 Points ∼100% +5%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
579 Points ∼95%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
574 Points ∼94% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (520 - 586, n=30)
574 Points ∼94% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
558 Points ∼92% -4%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
482 Points ∼79% -17%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
479 Points ∼79% -17%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
476 Points ∼78% -18%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
473 Points ∼78% -18%
Schenker XMG Pro 15
Intel Core i7-9750H
421 Points ∼69% -27%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
14021 (13411min - 14020.7max) Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13519 (13222.6min - 13519.5max) Points ∼96% -4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
12720 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (8447 - 14088, n=31)
11947 Points ∼85% -15%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
11942 Points ∼85% -15%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
10947 Points ∼78% -22%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
9754 Points ∼70% -30%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
6852 Points ∼49% -51%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
1586 Points ∼100% +5%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
1511 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1386 - 1522, n=29)
1493 Points ∼94% -1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1469 Points ∼93% -3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1433 Points ∼90% -5%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
1232 Points ∼78% -18%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1228 Points ∼77% -19%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
1216 Points ∼77% -20%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2197 (2157.5min - 2197.2max) Points ∼100% +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
2184 (2043.84min - 2183.76max) Points ∼99% +1%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
2154 (2104.27min - 2154.01max) Points ∼98%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1986 Points ∼90% -8%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1972 (1142.92min - 1972max) Points ∼90% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1342 - 2173, n=32)
1943 Points ∼88% -10%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1755 (1601.67min - 1755.16max) Points ∼80% -19%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
1641 (1440.51min - 1640.55max) Points ∼75% -24%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
1208 Points ∼55% -44%
Schenker XMG Pro 15
Intel Core i7-9750H
1156 (1010.13min - 1155.97max) Points ∼53% -46%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
241 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
234 Points ∼97% +3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
231 Points ∼96% +2%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
227 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (201 - 231, n=29)
225 Points ∼93% -1%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
199 Points ∼83% -12%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
199 Points ∼83% -12%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
198 Points ∼82% -13%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
188 Points ∼78% -17%
Schenker XMG Pro 15
Intel Core i7-9750H
174 Points ∼72% -23%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Schenker XMG Pro 15
Intel Core i7-9750H
450 Seconds * ∼100% -105%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
411 Seconds * ∼91% -87%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
292 Seconds * ∼65% -33%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
280 Seconds * ∼62% -27%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
276 Seconds * ∼61% -25%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (217 - 342, n=29)
267 Seconds * ∼59% -21%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
257 Seconds * ∼57% -17%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
240 Seconds * ∼53% -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
231 Seconds * ∼51% -5%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
220 Seconds * ∼49%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
5795 MIPS ∼100% +6%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5568 MIPS ∼96% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5531 MIPS ∼95% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (5138 - 5716, n=28)
5480 MIPS ∼95% +1%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
5449 MIPS ∼94%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5313 MIPS ∼92% -2%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
5312 MIPS ∼92% -3%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
5310 MIPS ∼92% -3%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4666 MIPS ∼81% -14%
Schenker XMG Pro 15
Intel Core i7-9750H
4622 MIPS ∼80% -15%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
61422 MIPS ∼100% +20%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
57263 MIPS ∼93% +12%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
54052 MIPS ∼88% +6%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
50988 MIPS ∼83%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
49685 MIPS ∼81% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (37641 - 56758, n=28)
49370 MIPS ∼80% -3%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
48534 MIPS ∼79% -5%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
44272 MIPS ∼72% -13%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
36430 MIPS ∼59% -29%
Schenker XMG Pro 15
Intel Core i7-9750H
33899 MIPS ∼55% -34%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
1648 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1469 - 1625, n=23)
1564 Points ∼95%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1458 Points ∼88%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1299 Points ∼79%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
1296 Points ∼79%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
1280 Points ∼78%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1158 Points ∼70%
Schenker XMG Pro 15
Intel Core i7-9750H
1141 Points ∼69%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
9628 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (6495 - 9851, n=23)
8686 Points ∼90%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
7850 Points ∼82%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
7775 Points ∼81%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
7755 Points ∼81%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7480 Points ∼78%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
6586 Points ∼68%
Schenker XMG Pro 15
Intel Core i7-9750H
6068 Points ∼63%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
16.7 fps ∼100% +3%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
16.2 fps ∼97%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.6 fps ∼93% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
14.6 fps ∼87% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (10.5 - 17.4, n=29)
14.1 fps ∼84% -13%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
13.2 fps ∼79% -19%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
12.6 fps ∼75% -22%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
12.6 fps ∼75% -22%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
9.82 fps ∼59% -39%
Schenker XMG Pro 15
Intel Core i7-9750H
9.1 fps ∼54% -44%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
89 s * ∼100% -81%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
77.4 s * ∼87% -57%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
69.1 s * ∼78% -40%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
55.8 s * ∼63% -13%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
52.3 s * ∼59% -6%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
49.2 s * ∼55%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
48.2 s * ∼54% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (38.6 - 50.7, n=28)
45.9 s * ∼52% +7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
44.4 s * ∼50% +10%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Schenker XMG Pro 15
Intel Core i7-9750H
0.664 sec * ∼100% -17%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
0.595 sec * ∼90% -5%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.592 sec * ∼89% -5%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.58 sec * ∼87% -2%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.569 sec * ∼86% -1%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.566 sec * ∼85%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (0.548 - 0.605, n=29)
0.566 sec * ∼85% -0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
0.53 sec * ∼80% +6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.522 sec * ∼79% +8%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4908 sec * ∼74% +13%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2154 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
207 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
227 Points
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System Performance

PCMark 10 scores are excellent with results that are consistently ahead of last year's Alienware m15 R4 save for the productivity category since our m15 R4 was equipped with faster RAID 0 drives.

We experienced an issue with our test unit where the screen would suddenly go black when changing thermal profiles via the Alienware Command Center software and so a hard reboot would be required. Though we're not able to reliably repeat the problem, it is worth mentioning nonetheless especially since our x17 test unit last week had no such issues.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 / Score
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7356 Points ∼100% +2%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
7217 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (6666 - 7311, n=6)
7091 Points ∼96% -2%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
6988 Points ∼95% -3%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6121 Points ∼83% -15%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6034 Points ∼82% -16%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5447 Points ∼74% -25%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
11064 Points ∼100% +6%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
10419 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (9248 - 10832, n=6)
10253 Points ∼93% -2%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
9709 Points ∼88% -7%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9498 Points ∼86% -9%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9437 Points ∼85% -9%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8953 Points ∼81% -14%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
9337 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (8935 - 9669, n=6)
9167 Points ∼98% +2%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
9022 Points ∼97%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
9015 Points ∼97% 0%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8485 Points ∼91% -6%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8022 Points ∼86% -11%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
7873 Points ∼84% -13%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
10851 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
10831 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (9431 - 10851, n=6)
10311 Points ∼95% -5%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
10217 Points ∼94% -6%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8376 Points ∼77% -23%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8300 Points ∼76% -24%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5442 Points ∼50% -50%
PCMark 10 Score
7217 points
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DPC Latency

LatencyMon shows minor DPC latency issues when opening multiple browser tabs on our homepage and when running Prime95 to stress the CPU. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is otherwise perfect with no dropped frames on iGPU mode.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
7107.2 μs * ∼100% -361%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4392 μs * ∼62% -185%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1540.5 μs * ∼22%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
725.1 μs * ∼10% +53%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
706 μs * ∼10% +54%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
659.4 μs * ∼9% +57%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices — PCIe4 x4 Support

Users can install up to two M.2 drives in RAID 0 configuration. Only one slot is compatible with PCIe4, however, while the other can support up to PCIe3 much like on the Alienware x17 R1. Current x15 R1 SKUs ship only with PCIe3 NVMe SSDs much like the 512 GB WD SN730 on our test unit. Transfer rates are generally comparable to the Samsung PM981a as found on other high-end gaming machines like the Razer Blade series.

CDM 8
CDM 8
AS SSD
AS SSD
System supports up to two M.2 2280 drives just like on the Alienware x17. A heat spreader is included
System supports up to two M.2 2280 drives just like on the Alienware x17. A heat spreader is included
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G (RAID 0)
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
AS SSD
29%
37%
90%
34%
Seq Read
2870.51
2888
1%
2197.73
-23%
5738.87
100%
2791.94
-3%
Seq Write
1511.03
2786
84%
2595.61
72%
4201.49
178%
2310.91
53%
4K Read
44.3
41.98
-5%
43.81
-1%
53.78
21%
48.34
9%
4K Write
161.99
108.03
-33%
115.5
-29%
179.19
11%
93.93
-42%
4K-64 Read
1038.35
1396.13
34%
1692.27
63%
2959.32
185%
1515.59
46%
4K-64 Write
965.88
1234.42
28%
2161.9
124%
1890.84
96%
1940.03
101%
Access Time Read *
0.077
0.056
27%
0.056
27%
0.027
65%
Access Time Write *
0.066
0.035
47%
0.098
-48%
0.154
-133%
0.04
39%
Score Read
1370
1727
26%
1956
43%
3587
162%
1843
35%
Score Write
1279
1621
27%
2537
98%
2490
95%
2265
77%
Score Total
3288
4227
29%
5513
68%
7821
138%
5030
53%
Copy ISO MB/s
1962.26
1867.68
-5%
2235.78
14%
3026.55
54%
1921.16
-2%
Copy Program MB/s
407.88
811.63
99%
689.92
69%
1176.69
188%
580.74
42%
Copy Game MB/s
1104.53
1596.38
45%
1546.36
40%
2170.34
96%
1454.1
32%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-1%
4%
81%
-29%
Write 4K
179.6
114.18
-36%
163.1
-9%
295.6
65%
76.16
-58%
Read 4K
49.21
43.77
-11%
48.97
0%
85.73
74%
34.32
-30%
Write Seq
2062
2607
26%
4149
101%
775.9
-62%
Read Seq
1849
2316
25%
4203
127%
2169
17%
Write 4K Q32T1
462.9
464.45
0%
338
-27%
714.8
54%
357.3
-23%
Read 4K Q32T1
470.2
546.4
16%
475.6
1%
708.7
51%
429.6
-9%
Write Seq Q32T1
2702
3233.3
20%
3090
14%
4681
73%
788.3
-71%
Read Seq Q32T1
3371
3473.3
3%
3421
1%
6905
105%
3542
5%
Write 4K Q8T8
1374.88
Read 4K Q8T8
1446.67
Total Average (Program / Settings)
14% / 20%
21% / 25%
86% / 87%
3% / 10%

* ... smaller is better

WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3371 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2702 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 470.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 462.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1849 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2062 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 49.21 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 179.6 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance

Our mobile GeForce RTX 3070 is performing where we expect it to be relative to other laptops with the same GPU. Unfortunately, this is somewhat disappointing because the older Alienware m15 R4 with RTX 3070 would consistently outscore our newer x15 R1 by 10 percent in all 3DMark benchmarks. We suspect that the comparatively lower TGP target of the x15 R1 (110 W vs. 140 W) is responsible for the overall slower graphics performance.

Upgrading to the RTX 3080 SKU is not expected to increase graphics performance significantly over our RTX 3070 especially since it is targeting the exact same 110 W TGP limit. Instead, the larger gains will be between the RTX 3060 and 3070 SKUs.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Port Royal
Port Royal
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
31096 Points ∼100% +22%
Alienware m15 R4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK
27977 Points ∼90% +10%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
27266 Points ∼88% +7%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
25471 Points ∼82%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (16628 - 29128, n=32)
24500 Points ∼79% -4%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
21479 Points ∼69% -16%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
21111 Points ∼68% -17%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H
21004 Points ∼68% -18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
16488 Points ∼53% -35%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
15499 Points ∼50% -39%
Schenker XMG Focus 15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
14696 Points ∼47% -42%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
11332 Points ∼36% -56%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
13579 Points ∼100% +38%
Alienware m15 R4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK
11019 Points ∼81% +12%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
10250 Points ∼75% +4%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
9849 Points ∼73%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (6059 - 11019, n=33)
9430 Points ∼69% -4%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H
7826 Points ∼58% -21%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
7766 Points ∼57% -21%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
7677 Points ∼57% -22%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
6123 Points ∼45% -38%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
5819 Points ∼43% -41%
Schenker XMG Focus 15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
5594 Points ∼41% -43%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
3626 Points ∼27% -63%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
12889 Points ∼100% +32%
Alienware m15 R4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK
10872 Points ∼84% +11%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
10365 Points ∼80% +6%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
9767 Points ∼76%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (6448 - 10872, n=34)
9347 Points ∼73% -4%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
7848 Points ∼61% -20%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H
7718 Points ∼60% -21%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
7683 Points ∼60% -21%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
6261 Points ∼49% -36%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
6161 Points ∼48% -37%
Schenker XMG Focus 15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
5963 Points ∼46% -39%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
3795 Points ∼29% -61%
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
8191 Points ∼100% +38%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
6357 Points ∼78% +7%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
5940 Points ∼73%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (4725 - 6542, n=22)
5820 Points ∼71% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
4814 Points ∼59% -19%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
4795 Points ∼59% -19%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
3286 Points ∼40% -45%
Schenker XMG Focus 15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
574 Points ∼7% -90%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
40646 Points ∼100% +18%
Alienware m15 R4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK
37287 Points ∼92% +9%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
35663 Points ∼88% +4%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
34305 Points ∼84%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (20039 - 38275, n=33)
33067 Points ∼81% -4%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
28200 Points ∼69% -18%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
27898 Points ∼69% -19%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H
27298 Points ∼67% -20%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
22670 Points ∼56% -34%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
20535 Points ∼51% -40%
Schenker XMG Focus 15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
19746 Points ∼49% -42%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
12620 Points ∼31% -63%
1280x720 Performance Combined
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
18623 Points ∼100% +18%
Schenker XMG Focus 15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
16615 Points ∼89% +5%
Alienware m15 R4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK
15877 Points ∼85% 0%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
15834 Points ∼85%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
15770 Points ∼85% 0%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
15444 Points ∼83% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (11147 - 18271, n=32)
14958 Points ∼80% -6%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
13993 Points ∼75% -12%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
13061 Points ∼70% -18%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
11707 Points ∼63% -26%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H
10992 Points ∼59% -31%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
6839 Points ∼37% -57%
3DMark 11 Performance
26664 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
54226 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
21911 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
9767 points
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Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1280x720 Lite Quality
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
199 fps ∼100% +33%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
190 fps ∼95% +27%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (137 - 195, n=19)
155 fps ∼78% +3%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
153 fps ∼77% +2%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
151 fps ∼76% +1%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
151 fps ∼76% +1%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
151 fps ∼76% +1%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
150 fps ∼75%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
137 fps ∼69% -9%
1920x1080 Standard Quality
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
148 fps ∼100% +20%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
130 fps ∼88% +6%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
123 fps ∼83%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (67 - 142, n=21)
113 fps ∼76% -8%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
111 fps ∼75% -10%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
106 fps ∼72% -14%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
106 fps ∼72% -14%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
104 fps ∼70% -15%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
87.6 fps ∼59% -29%
Schenker XMG Focus 15
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
78.9 (43min) fps ∼53% -36%
1920x1080 High Quality
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
115 fps ∼100% +23%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
97.1 fps ∼84% +4%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
93.7 fps ∼81%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
87.5 fps ∼76% -7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (62 - 103, n=26)
86.7 fps ∼75% -7%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
80.6 fps ∼70% -14%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
79.7 fps ∼69% -15%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
78.9 fps ∼69% -16%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
78.1 fps ∼68% -17%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
63.9 fps ∼56% -32%
Schenker XMG Focus 15
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
57.1 (38min) fps ∼50% -39%
GTA V
1024x768 Lowest Settings possible
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
186 (2.89min, 143P1 - 530max) fps ∼100% +3%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
182 (2.89min, 125P1 - 455max) fps ∼98% +1%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
182 (4min, 125P1 - 282max) fps ∼98% +1%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
181 (4.56min, 125P1 - 432max) fps ∼97%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
180 (3.76min, 143P1 - 276max) fps ∼97% -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
178 (3.93min, 111P1 - 272max) fps ∼96% -2%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
178 (3.64min, 125P1 - 345max) fps ∼96% -2%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
178 (6.56min, 143P1 - 324max) fps ∼96% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (164 - 185, n=23)
178 fps ∼96% -2%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
170 (6.69min, 125P1 - 306max) fps ∼91% -6%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
165 (4.64min, 100P1 - 260max) fps ∼89% -9%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GM
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
145.5 fps ∼78% -20%
1920x1080 Lowest Settings possible
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
185 (2.81min, 143P1 - 490max) fps ∼100% +2%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
182 (4.18min, 143P1 - 265max) fps ∼98% +1%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
181 (2.17min, 125P1 - 564max) fps ∼98% 0%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
181 (3.15min, 143P1 - 457max) fps ∼98%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
175 (3.43min, 125P1 - 385max) fps ∼95% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (150 - 185, n=22)
175 fps ∼95% -3%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
174 (6.8min, 125P1 - 352max) fps ∼94% -4%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
173 (7.63min, 111P1 - 272max) fps ∼94% -4%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
170 (5.85min, 111P1 - 458max) fps ∼92% -6%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
163 (4.88min, 100P1 - 245max) fps ∼88% -10%
1366x768 Normal/Off AF:4x
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
180 (3.29min, 143P1 - 405max) fps ∼100% +3%
Schenker XMG Focus 15
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
180 (2.92min, 125P1 - 373max) fps ∼100% +3%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
177 (4.65min, 143P1 - 264max) fps ∼98% +2%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
174 (3.9min, 111P1 - 384max) fps ∼97%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
172 (0.3776min, 100P1 - 424max) fps ∼96% -1%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
172 (3.5min, 125P1 - 371max) fps ∼96% -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
171 (5.11min, 125P1 - 320max) fps ∼95% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (153 - 181, n=20)
171 fps ∼95% -2%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
170 (5.41min, 125P1 - 255max) fps ∼94% -2%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
169 (10.6min, 111P1 - 313max) fps ∼94% -3%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
164 (5.32min, 100P1 - 290max) fps ∼91% -6%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
159 (4.98min, 100P1 - 259max) fps ∼88% -9%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GM
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
133.1 fps ∼74% -24%
1920x1080 Normal/Off AF:4x
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
180 (3.12min, 143P1 - 453max) fps ∼100% +3%
Schenker XMG Focus 15
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
178 (3.49min, 125P1 - 370max) fps ∼99% +2%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
177 (3.95min, 125P1 - 246max) fps ∼98% +2%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
174 (3.92min, 111P1 - 401max) fps ∼97%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
170 (3.82min, 100P1 - 384max) fps ∼94% -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
169 (4.81min, 111P1 - 331max) fps ∼94% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (138 - 181, n=24)
168 fps ∼93% -3%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
167 (4.7min, 111P1 - 302max) fps ∼93% -4%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
167 (8.5min, 111P1 - 308max) fps ∼93% -4%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
164 (4.13min, 100P1 - 330max) fps ∼91% -6%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
155 (4.13min, 100P1 - 253max) fps ∼86% -11%
1920x1080 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:2xMSAA + FX AF:8x
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
175 (4.22min, 125P1 - 371max) fps ∼100% +5%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
166 (7.04min, 111P1 - 328max) fps ∼95%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
165 (5.05min, 100P1 - 338max) fps ∼94% -1%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
157 (3.65min, 90.9P1 - 354max) fps ∼90% -5%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
152 (6.18min, 100P1 - 276max) fps ∼87% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (111 - 173, n=24)
151 fps ∼86% -9%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
148 (4.56min, 100P1 - 248max) fps ∼85% -11%
Schenker XMG Focus 15
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
147 (4.88min, 100P1 - 302max) fps ∼84% -11%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
146 (4.29min, 90.9P1 - 310max) fps ∼83% -12%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
142 (8.23min, 90.9P1 - 286max) fps ∼81% -14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
140 (3.44min, 90.9P1 - 281max) fps ∼80% -16%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
127 (42min, 83.3P1 - 188max) fps ∼73% -23%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GM
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
97 fps ∼55% -42%
1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
110 (4.87min, 76.9P1 - 213max) fps ∼100% +15%
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3080
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
98.2 (6.52min, 66.7P1 - 198max) fps ∼89% +3%
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
95.8 (5.97min, 62.5P1 - 194max) fps ∼87%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
91.1 (4.66min, 52.6P1 - 233max) fps ∼83% -5%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
90.4 (16.9min, 66.7P1 - 171max) fps ∼82% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (72.6 - 108, n=28)
88.7 fps ∼81% -7%