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Alienware x17 R1 RTX 3080 laptop review: A new beginning

Generational refresh. After only a year with the older Alienware m17 R2, R3, and R4 design, Dell is ready to hit the reset button with the Alienware x17 R1. Does the full-on makeover address all the issues we had with the previous generation model?
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Left: Razer Blade Pro 17, Right: Dell Alienware x17 R1
Left: Razer Blade Pro 17, Right: Dell Alienware x17 R1

The 17.3-inch Alienware laptop series has had an avalanche of changes these past few years. Dell introduced a brand new Alienware m17 R1 chassis in 2019 only to replace it with a fully redesigned m17 R2 chassis just a year later in 2020. For 2021, the manufacturer has introduced yet another full chassis redesign to replace the m17 series altogether called the Alienware x17.

Our test unit is a higher-end configuration equipped with the Core i7-11800H CPU, GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, 120 Hz 4K UHD display, CherryMX mechanical keys, and 32 GB of RAM for approximately $3200 USD. Lesser and higher options are available with the RTX 3060 or Core i9-11980HK, respectively. Perhaps the most important feature of the new chassis is its redesigned cooling solution that includes more fans than before and a new gallium-silicone-based thermal paste over the CPU. A 15.6-inch version is also available called the Alienware x15 R1.

Competitors to the Alienware x17 R1 include other ultra-thin 17.3-inch gaming laptops like the MSI GS76, Razer Blade 17Asus ROG Zephyrus S17, and the Tongfang-based Maingear Vector Pro.

More Dell reviews:

Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E (x17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H 8 x 2.3 - 4.6 GHz, 165 W PL2 / Short Burst, 165 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU - 16384 MB, Core: 1545 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, 165 W TDP, GDDR6, 471.96, Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-3466, ADATA, 22-22-22-52, Dual-Channel
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 255 PPI, AU Optronics B173ZAN, IPS, AUO2892, Dell P/N: PV7KJ, glossy: no, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM570
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake PCH-H - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD
Networking
Killer E3100G 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), 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): 21.4 x 399.23 x 299.49 ( = 0.84 x 15.72 x 11.79 in)
Battery
87 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 4 W x2, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Alienware Update, Command Center, My Alienware, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
3.217 kg ( = 113.48 oz / 7.09 pounds), Power Supply: 1.495 kg ( = 52.73 oz / 3.3 pounds)
Price
3300 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

potential competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89 %
09/2021
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
3.2 kg21.4 mm17.30"3840x2160
85.3 %
04/2021
Alienware m17 R4
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
3 kg22 mm17.30"1920x1080
89.4 %
09/2021
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg19.9 mm17.30"1920x1080
90.1 %
07/2021
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
i9-11900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg19.9 mm17.30"2560x1440
86.2 %
09/2021
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
i9-11900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg20 mm17.30"3840x2160
88 %
05/2021
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
i9-11980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg22 mm17.30"3840x2160

Case — Legend Reborn

The revamped "Legend" chassis design utilizes similar soft-touch plastics as on the m17 R2 but in different and generally flatter proportions to accentuate a thinner look. The white outer lid and honeycomb grilles all remain, for example, while the keyboard deck is now black and sharper around the edges. Rigidity is still excellent especially around the base with very little warping and no creaking to speak of.

The lid flexes more than the lid on the Blade 17 but not as much as on the MSI GS75. It also has some of the thickest bezels along the bottom edge for any 17.3-inch gaming laptop we've seen which are partly responsible for the extra-large footprint.

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Alienware laptops aren't afraid to be big and the x17 R1 is still a big system regardless of how "thin" Dell likes to market the model. The truth is that the system is noticeably bigger and heavier than most competing models like the MSI GS76, Blade 17, or Zephyrus S17. Even the older Alienware m17 R4 is lighter than the x17 R1 by about 200 grams despite their nearly identical volumes. The added weight contributes to a stronger and stiffer base, however.

Slightly roughened black palm rests attract fingerprints much more readily than before
Slightly roughened black palm rests attract fingerprints much more readily than before
Display teeters just a bit when adjusting angles
Display teeters just a bit when adjusting angles
Lid opened to maximum angle (~135 degrees). The angle is limited by the extended rear
Lid opened to maximum angle (~135 degrees). The angle is limited by the extended rear
The "jet-engine" rear returns which enhances cooling at the cost of increased size and weight
The "jet-engine" rear returns which enhances cooling at the cost of increased size and weight
Tobii eye tracking features are all gone and so are any glossy surfaces for a cleaner matte appearance
Tobii eye tracking features are all gone and so are any glossy surfaces for a cleaner matte appearance
Ventilation grilles abound all around the back half of the chassis
Ventilation grilles abound all around the back half of the chassis
399.8 mm / 15.7 inch 294.3 mm / 11.6 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 3 kg6.61 lbs399.23 mm / 15.7 inch 299.49 mm / 11.8 inch 21.4 mm / 0.843 inch 3.2 kg7.09 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 270 mm / 10.6 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 2.8 kg6.1 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.4 kg5.26 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.8 kg6.06 lbs394 mm / 15.5 inch 264 mm / 10.4 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.8 kg6.1 lbs

Connectivity — All Along the Back

Port options are mostly the same as on last year's Alienware m17 R4 but with a few important changes. The rarely used proprietary Graphics Amplifier port, for example, has been dropped in favor of a more handy second USB-C port. There is also one less USB-A port to work with this time around. Otherwise, all other ports have returned albeit rearranged along the rear of the chassis to be generally harder to reach and see than on most other laptops.

Note that both USB-C ports support DisplayPort and Power Delivery but only one is actually compatible with Thunderbolt 4.

Front: No ports
Front: No ports
Right: 3.5 mm combo audio
Right: 3.5 mm combo audio
Rear: USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4 + Power Delivery + DisplayPort, USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1, RJ-45 2.5 Gbps, USB-C 3.2 Gen. 2 w/ Power Delivery + DisplayPort, HDMI 2.1, MicroSD reader, mini DisplayPort 1.4
Rear: USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4 + Power Delivery + DisplayPort, USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1, RJ-45 2.5 Gbps, USB-C 3.2 Gen. 2 w/ Power Delivery + DisplayPort, HDMI 2.1, MicroSD reader, mini DisplayPort 1.4
Left: AC adapter
Left: AC adapter

SD Card Reader

Transfer rates from the integrated MicroSD reader are very fast at nearly 250 MB/s with our UHS-II test card. The slot is a bit difficult to access since it's along the rear, but it definitely beats not having one at all.

Fully inserted MicroSD sits almost flush against the edge
Fully inserted MicroSD sits almost flush against the edge
SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
  (AV Pro V60)
208.9 MB/s ∼100% +20%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
196 MB/s ∼94% +12%
Alienware m17 R4
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
190 MB/s ∼91% +9%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
184 MB/s ∼88% +5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
 
183 (181.31min - 182.94max) MB/s ∼88% +5%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
  (AV Pro V60)
174.74 MB/s ∼84%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
 
256.95 MB/s ∼100% +5%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
  (AV Pro V60)
245.35 MB/s ∼95%
Alienware m17 R4
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
239 MB/s ∼93% -3%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
199 MB/s ∼77% -19%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
  (AV Pro V60)
190.1 MB/s ∼74% -23%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
188 MB/s ∼73% -23%

Communication

The Wi-Fi 6E-enabled Killer AX1675x module comes soldered much like how it was on the last generation m17 design. Interestingly, the WLAN module is removable on the Alienware x15 even though it's a smaller 15.6-inch form factor.

We recorded steady Wi-Fi 6 transfer rates when paired to our Netgear RAX200 test router
We recorded steady Wi-Fi 6 transfer rates when paired to our Netgear RAX200 test router
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1588 (1508min - 1656max) MBit/s ∼100% +30%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
1550 MBit/s ∼98% +27%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1499 (1390min - 1622max) MBit/s ∼94% +23%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1239 (1143min - 1322max) MBit/s ∼78% +2%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1220 (1110min - 1275max) MBit/s ∼77%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
MediaTek MT7921
636 (325min - 728max) MBit/s ∼40% -48%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
1600 MBit/s ∼100% +29%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1491 (1415min - 1540max) MBit/s ∼93% +20%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1328 (642min - 1384max) MBit/s ∼83% +7%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1242 (1169min - 1337max) MBit/s ∼78%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1152 (915min - 1267max) MBit/s ∼72% -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
MediaTek MT7921
698 (529min - 748max) MBit/s ∼44% -44%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1241 (1169-1337)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1220 (1110-1275)

Webcam — IR, but no Shutter

Camera quality has not really improved gen-to-gen as the system only comes with a 720p sensor. A few other laptops like the Razer Blade 17 have since upgraded to 1080p. A webcam shutter is missing as well.

ColorChecker
2.5 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
4 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E: 9.47 ∆E min: 2.52 - max: 16.82 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom panel pops off easily with just a Philips screwdriver and sharp edge. RAM is now expandable via 2x SODIMM slots whereas they are soldered on the older m17 R2 design.

Alienware x17 R1
Alienware x17 R1
Alienware m17 R2 for comparison
Alienware m17 R2 for comparison

Accessories and Warranty

There are no extras in the box outside of the AC adapter and paperwork. The standard one-year limited warranty applies with extension options if purchased directly from Dell.

Input Devices — CherryMX to the Rescue

Keyboard

Introduced on last year's Alienware m17 R4, the ultra-low profile CherryMX mechanical keys have returned on the x17 R1 as an optional feature. We were initially hesitant about the keys since mechanical or optical switches have been mostly misses on laptops like the MSI GT80 Titan, 2019 Razer Blade 15, or Lenovo Legion Y920. These new CherryMX keys, however, are quickly becoming our favorite on any gaming laptop. Feedback is uniform, crisper, and with both deeper travel and a more satisfying click when compared to laptops like the Razer Blade 17 or MSI GS76. The per-key RGB keys work well for both word processing and gaming albeit at the cost of loud high-pitched clatter that roommates or classmates may not appreciate. In these scenarios, we recommend opting for the SKUs with traditional membrane-based switches instead.

Perhaps our biggest gripe with the keyboard is that the secondary symbols on most keys are not backlit. Thus, the keys for brightness control, Print Screen, Pause, Insert, and more are almost impossible to see if working or gaming under dim ambient lighting. All keys and symbols are lit on the Blade 17 in comparison. Note that the first row of function keys are not mechanical, either.

Yo Dell, you forgot to add backlighting for the secondary symbols!
Yo Dell, you forgot to add backlighting for the secondary symbols!

Touchpad

The Precision clickpad is relatively small at 11.3 x 6.8 cm compared to 14 x 6.5 cm on the MSI GS75. Its surface is otherwise smooth when gliding at medium speeds with only a bit of sticking at slower speeds for more accurate clicks. Travel is very shallow and feedback is on the softer side when pressing down. Though a larger surface area would have made for easier multi-touch inputs, at least the clickpad isn't as spongy as the one on the Razer Blade series.

Dell offers an RGB backlight for the clickpad on certain SKUs which is a returning superficial option from older Alienware laptops. This feature is not available on the smaller 15.6-inch Alienware x15 R1.

Dell has revamped the keyboard layout to omit the NumPad and dedicated Macro keys in favor of larger arrow keys and more ventilation grilles
Dell has revamped the keyboard layout to omit the NumPad and dedicated Macro keys in favor of larger arrow keys and more ventilation grilles
Clickpad is small for a 17.3-inch laptop, but it is at least smooth and reliable
Clickpad is small for a 17.3-inch laptop, but it is at least smooth and reliable
They may be loud, but we absolutely love the very crisp feedback and clicky feel of the CherryMX keys
They may be loud, but we absolutely love the very crisp feedback and clicky feel of the CherryMX keys
The dedicated volume and microphone keys are a new addition to the series
The dedicated volume and microphone keys are a new addition to the series

Display — 4K, 120 Hz, 100% AdobeRGB, 5 ms

While the AU Optronics B173ZAN panel can be found on other laptops like the Schenker XMG Ultra 17, the one on our Alienware has a native refresh rate of 120 Hz instead of 60 Hz. Furthermore, black-white and gray-gray response times are very fast in the one-digit ranges and maximum brightness is also noticeably brighter than on most other gaming laptops. The MSI GS76 carries a similar 4K panel with even faster response times than our Alienware albeit at the cost of a narrower gamut. This makes the Alienware display one of the very few we've seen that seemingly checks all the boxes in regards to refresh rate, resolution, response times, color coverage, and brightness.

The matte overlay is slightly grainier than a glossy alternative and backlight bleeding could have been better on our specific unit. Our measurements below reflect only the 4K 120 Hz panel and not any of the other display options available for the Alienware x17 which are expected to have different attributes.

Note that Advanced Optimus is only available on FHD 360 Hz SKUs. Other SKUs like ours have Optimus 1.0 with a manual discrete GPU option in the BIOS.

No Gorilla Glass options. The FHD 360 Hz SKU is actually slightly thinner than our 4K SKU (20.9 mm vs. 21.4 mm)
No Gorilla Glass options. The FHD 360 Hz SKU is actually slightly thinner than our 4K SKU (20.9 mm vs. 21.4 mm)
Bezels are generally thicker than on most other gaming laptops especially along the top and bottom edges
Bezels are generally thicker than on most other gaming laptops especially along the top and bottom edges
Subpixels are not as sharp as they could have been due to the matte overlay
Subpixels are not as sharp as they could have been due to the matte overlay
Minor-moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the left half of the screen
Minor-moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the left half of the screen
433.2
cd/m²
459.7
cd/m²
444.2
cd/m²
420
cd/m²
438.7
cd/m²
426
cd/m²
434.8
cd/m²
433.2
cd/m²
426.4
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B173ZAN
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 459.7 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 435.1 cd/m² Minimum: 27.21 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 438.7 cd/m²
Contrast: 914:1 (Black: 0.48 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.34 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 0.72
ΔE Greyscale 2.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
100% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
88.3% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.09
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
AU Optronics B173ZAN, IPS, 17.30, 3840x2160
Alienware m17 R4
AU Optronics AUOEC91, IPS, 17.30, 1920x1080
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
AU Optronics B173HAN05.4, IPS, 17.30, 1920x1080
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
BOE099D (BOE CQ NE173QHM-NY3), IPS, 17.30, 2560x1440
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
AUO B173ZAN06.1 (AUODE95), IPS, 17.30, 3840x2160
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
AU Optronics AUO329B, IPS, 17.30, 3840x2160
Display
-16%
-15%
-3%
-23%
-1%
Display P3 Coverage
88.3
69.83
-21%
71.7
-19%
94.2
7%
63
-29%
86.86
-2%
sRGB Coverage
100
99.65
0%
98.8
-1%
98.7
-1%
94.8
-5%
99.99
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
100
71.62
-28%
73.6
-26%
84.4
-16%
65
-35%
99.63
0%
Response Times
10%
43%
45%
39%
-206%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
14.4 ?(7.6, 6.8)
13.2 ?(6.4, 6.8)
8%
4.2 ?(1.6, 2.6)
71%
4.8
67%
8.8 ?(2.8, 6)
39%
52 ?(25.2, 26.8)
-261%
Response Time Black / White *
10.4 ?(5.2, 5.2)
9.2 ?(4.8, 4.4)
12%
8.8 ?(4.4, 4.4)
15%
8
23%
6.4 ?(2, 4.4)
38%
26 ?(10, 16)
-150%
PWM Frequency
Screen
21%
-44%
-19%
9%
30%
Brightness middle
438.7
305
-30%
323.3
-26%
322
-27%
474
8%
488
11%
Brightness
435
301
-31%
315
-28%
288
-34%
454
4%
467
7%
Brightness Distribution
91
93
2%
91
0%
72
-21%
88
-3%
86
-5%
Black Level *
0.48
0.19
60%
0.33
31%
0.3
37%
0.46
4%
0.33
31%
Contrast
914
1605
76%
980
7%
1073
17%
1030
13%
1479
62%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.34
1.31
70%
4.59
-6%
3.05
30%
1.5
65%
1.23
72%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.3
2.32
68%
10.82
-48%
5.23
28%
5.59
23%
2.94
60%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.72
0.91
-26%
1.4
-94%
1.92
-167%
0.86
-19%
0.77
-7%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.4
2.3
4%
7.9
-229%
3.11
-30%
2.8
-17%
1.5
37%
Gamma
2.09 105%
2.281 96%
2.28 96%
2.13 103%
2.158 102%
2.169 101%
CCT
6413 101%
6449 101%
5941 109%
6553 99%
6597 99%
6614 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
72
84
99
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
94
99
99
Total Average (Program / Settings)
5% / 12%
-5% / -25%
8% / -6%
8% / 6%
-59% / -10%

* ... smaller is better

Color space encompasses all of sRGB and AdobeRGB as advertised by the manufacturer while DCI-P3 coverage is approximately 88 percent. The deep colors, fast response times, and fast refresh rate all make this 4K panel suitable for both gaming and graphics editing.

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

X-Rite colorimeter measurements show that the display is decently calibrated out of the box with average grayscale and color DeltaE values of just 2.4 and 4.34, respectively, when compared against the AdobeRGB standard. Setting the display to sRGB and then calibrating its colors would result in excellent DeltaE values of less than 2 across the board. 

Grayscale before calibration (AdobeRGB)
Grayscale before calibration (AdobeRGB)
Saturation Sweeps before calibration (AdobeRGB)
Saturation Sweeps before calibration (AdobeRGB)
ColorChecker before calibration (AdobeRGB)
ColorChecker before calibration (AdobeRGB)
Grayscale after calibration (sRGB)
Grayscale after calibration (sRGB)
Saturation Sweeps after calibration (sRGB)
Saturation Sweeps after calibration (sRGB)
ColorChecker after calibration (sRGB)
ColorChecker after calibration (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↗ 5.2 ms rise
↘ 5.2 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
14.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.6 ms rise
↘ 6.8 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. » 14 % 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 21103 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is slightly better than on many other 17.3-inch gaming laptops since the 400-nit matte display is brighter than the typical 300-nit target. The heavy weight and size are difficult to ignore, however, and so you'll likely want to work on a flat desk regardless of the environment.

Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade only if viewing from extreme angles
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade only if viewing from extreme angles
Outdoors on a bright overcast day
Outdoors on a bright overcast day
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors on a bright overcast day
Outdoors on a bright overcast day

Performance — Impressive Processor Clock Rates

Two CPU options (Core i7-11800H, Core i9-11980HK) and three GeForce graphics options (RTX 3060, RTX 3070, RTX 3080) are available. We don't expect big differences between the two CPUs since our i7-11800H is already running well above 90 C when under load, but the three GPUs are each running at different TGP targets of 130 W, 140 W, and 165 W, respectively. In comparison, the RTX 3080 in the Razer Blade 17 targets "only" 130 W.

Our system was set to High Performance mode via the Alienware Command Center software prior to running our benchmarks below for the highest possible scores. We recommend users become familiar with this software as all lighting and performance features are found here. Additionally, users can set the system to Optimus or discrete GPU mode via the BIOS.

Advanced Optimus and thus G-Sync are only supported on the 360 Hz FHD SKUs.

 

Processor

CPU performance is outstanding with CineBench xT scores that are up to 20 percent faster than the average laptop in our database with the same Core i7-11800H CPU. In fact, the Alienware x17 is one of the fastest laptops you can get in the market with this specific processor. The faster-than-expected performance of our system actually puts it slightly ahead of the Ryzen 9 5900HX or Core i9-11900K in multi-threaded loads even though the i7-11800H is generally behind on most other laptops.

The high CPU performance of the Alienware can be attributed to the very high PL1 and PL2 targets of 165 W each (with a real-world sustainability of 98 W to 108 W) compared to 65 W and 90 W, respectively, on other laptops like the Razer Blade 17. The system is also excellent at maintaining high Turbo Boost clock rates over extended periods as shown by our CineBench R15 xT loop test below. Such lofty performance results don't come free, however, as our Stress Test and Power Consumption sections below will show.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

011022033044055066077088099011001210132014301540165017601870198020902155.062155.062135.382115.952129.932135.272142.472142.592119.432164.852138.922122.922140.752109.042135.272121.232123.032137.092142.472146.152160.642147.882130.612129.932162.42133.562142.472102.052153.322131.742119.432126.532151.462128.232140.752151.582124.722135.382122.922135.382149.612153.322137.092089.972137.092140.752147.882138.922160.532100.291943.351858.911864.021869.861866.721860.471860.91857.611865.931865.581860.381864.981866.721869.331862.111861.591865.51868.461868.111855.121866.191864.021868.21858.051864.451868.91861.591867.061858.221864.191860.381865.761866.721863.411865.931857.791861.851864.371866.981855.3718591864.451857.71869.61863.591864.191866.81865.931862.891855.121866.631871.521780.311755.161758.41759.091761.571772.111765.691711.821762.041784.761734.231751.621767.411759.791768.581731.31723.921753.691746.81750.091736.411755.311759.011747.111746.951757.471755.851740.421726.741755.71748.41742.081743.831762.581757.551763.91724.731756.471761.571753.541740.191749.481715.051775.11749.171730.181724.141735.212044.892051.912049.922055.922054.552054.972054.442054.342049.082053.392052.762059.312052.762054.762051.62055.922049.082049.922049.812053.812051.492055.712057.32056.242056.242049.922048.242056.342054.862051.492051.72049.812056.662053.282051.392054.762051.72049.712057.512053.282056.242053.812054.652053.392019.392049.292034.172047.192048.342054.341853.311833.771842.721836.461838.661846.2118201845.871848.771832.511831.331834.951841.21843.41836.721829.991827.651827.571822.161819.261833.11815.051829.991809.951818.022155.062155.062135.382115.952129.932135.272142.472142.592119.432164.852138.922122.922140.752109.042135.272121.232123.032137.092142.472146.152160.642147.882130.612129.932162.42133.562142.472102.052153.322131.742119.432126.532151.462128.232140.752151.582124.722135.382122.922135.382149.612153.322137.092089.972137.092140.752147.882138.922160.532100.291943.351858.911864.021869.861866.721860.471860.91857.611865.931865.581860.381864.981866.721869.331862.111861.591865.51868.461868.111855.121866.191864.021868.21858.051864.451868.91861.591867.061858.221864.191860.381865.761866.721863.411865.931857.791861.851864.371866.981855.3718591864.451857.71869.61863.591864.191866.81865.931862.891855.121866.631871.521780.311755.161758.41759.091761.571772.111765.691711.821762.041784.761734.231751.621767.411759.791768.581731.31723.921753.691746.81750.091736.411755.311759.011747.111746.951757.471755.851740.421726.741755.71748.41742.081743.831762.581757.551763.91724.731756.471761.571753.541740.191749.481715.051775.11749.171730.181724.141735.212044.892051.912049.922055.922054.552054.972054.442054.342049.082053.392052.762059.312052.762054.762051.62055.922049.082049.922049.812053.812051.492055.712057.32056.242056.242049.922048.242056.342054.862051.492051.72049.812056.662053.282051.392054.762051.72049.712057.512053.282056.242053.812054.652053.392019.392049.292034.172047.192048.342054.341853.311833.771842.721836.461838.661846.2118201845.871848.771832.511831.331834.951841.21843.41836.721829.991827.651827.571822.161819.261833.11815.051829.991809.951818.022155.062155.062135.382115.952129.932135.272142.472142.592119.432164.852138.922122.922140.752109.042135.272121.232123.032137.092142.472146.152160.642147.882130.612129.932162.42133.562142.472102.052153.322131.742119.432126.532151.462128.232140.752151.582124.722135.382122.922135.382149.612153.322137.092089.972137.092140.752147.882138.922160.532100.291943.351858.911864.021869.861866.721860.471860.91857.611865.931865.581860.381864.981866.721869.331862.111861.591865.51868.461868.111855.121866.191864.021868.21858.051864.451868.91861.591867.061858.221864.191860.381865.761866.721863.411865.931857.791861.851864.371866.981855.3718591864.451857.71869.61863.591864.191866.81865.931862.891855.121866.631871.521780.311755.161758.41759.091761.571772.111765.691711.821762.041784.761734.231751.621767.411759.791768.581731.31723.921753.691746.81750.091736.411755.311759.011747.111746.951757.471755.851740.421726.741755.71748.41742.081743.831762.581757.551763.91724.731756.471761.571753.541740.191749.481715.051775.11749.171730.181724.141735.212044.892051.912049.922055.922054.552054.972054.442054.342049.082053.392052.762059.312052.762054.762051.62055.922049.082049.922049.812053.812051.492055.712057.32056.242056.242049.922048.242056.342054.862051.492051.72049.812056.662053.282051.392054.762051.72049.712057.512053.282056.242053.812054.652053.392019.392049.292034.172047.192048.342054.341853.311833.771842.721836.461838.661846.2118201845.871848.771832.511831.331834.951841.21843.41836.721829.991827.651827.571822.161819.261833.11815.051829.991809.951818.02Tooltip
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E Intel Core i7-11800H; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø2136 (2089.97-2164.85)
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070 Intel Core i7-11800H; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1865 (1855.12-1943.35)
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17 Intel Core i7-11800H; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1755 (1711.82-1871.52)
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø2052 (2019.39-2059.31)
Alienware m17 R4 Intel Core i9-10980HK; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1833 (1809.95-1853.31)
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 x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
5383 Points ∼100%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5277 Points ∼98% -2%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
5055 Points ∼94% -6%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4990 Points ∼93% -7%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
4878 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (3306 - 5408, n=32)
4583 Points ∼85% -15%
Eluktronics RP-17
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4552 Points ∼85% -15%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
4456 Points ∼83% -17%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
Intel Core i7-10875H
3885 Points ∼72% -28%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H
3027 Points ∼56% -44%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
2308 Points ∼43% -57%
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
1397 Points ∼26% -74%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
634 Points ∼100% +9%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
610 Points ∼96% +5%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
582 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (520 - 586, n=29)
574 Points ∼91% -1%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
572 Points ∼90% -2%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
554 Points ∼87% -5%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
506 Points ∼80% -13%
Eluktronics RP-17
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
484 Points ∼76% -17%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
Intel Core i7-10875H
475 Points ∼75% -18%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H
470 Points ∼74% -19%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
421 Points ∼66% -28%
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
312 Points ∼49% -46%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
14066 Points ∼100% 0%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
14011 (13899.7min - 14010.8max) Points ∼100%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13618 (13498.1min - 13618.3max) Points ∼97% -3%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
13012 Points ∼93% -7%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
13002 (12859.5min - 13002.3max) Points ∼92% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (8447 - 14088, n=30)
11927 Points ∼85% -15%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
11641 Points ∼83% -17%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H
8250 Points ∼59% -41%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
1619 Points ∼100% +7%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
1575 Points ∼97% +4%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
1508 Points ∼93%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1497 Points ∼92% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1386 - 1521, n=28)
1492 Points ∼92% -1%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1423 Points ∼88% -6%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1305 Points ∼81% -13%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H
1227 Points ∼76% -19%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
2361 Points ∼100% +9%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2223 (2202.89min - 2222.96max) Points ∼94% +3%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
2165 (2089.97min - 2164.85max) Points ∼92%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
2148 (1832.59min - 2147.65max) Points ∼91% -1%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2059 (2019.39min - 2059.31max) Points ∼87% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1342 - 2173, n=31)
1941 Points ∼82% -10%
Eluktronics RP-17
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1932 (1913.23min - 1932.18max) Points ∼82% -11%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1853 (1809.95min - 1853.31max) Points ∼78% -14%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
Intel Core i7-10875H
1713 (1596.04min - 1713.21max) Points ∼73% -21%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H
1336 Points ∼57% -38%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
1116 (974.99min - 1115.73max) Points ∼47% -48%
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
548 Points ∼23% -75%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
254 Points ∼100% +13%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
240 Points ∼94% +7%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
238 Points ∼94% +6%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
229 Points ∼90% +2%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
225 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (201 - 231, n=28)
224 Points ∼88% 0%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
209 Points ∼82% -7%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H
201 Points ∼79% -11%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
Intel Core i7-10875H
198 Points ∼78% -12%
Eluktronics RP-17
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
187 Points ∼74% -17%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
173 Points ∼68% -23%
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
108 Points ∼43% -52%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
528 Seconds * ∼100% -141%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
466 Seconds * ∼88% -113%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H
333 Seconds * ∼63% -52%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
Intel Core i7-10875H
280 Seconds * ∼53% -28%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (217 - 342, n=28)
267 Seconds * ∼51% -22%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
249 Seconds * ∼47% -14%
Eluktronics RP-17
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
248 Seconds * ∼47% -13%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
247 Seconds * ∼47% -13%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
237 Seconds * ∼45% -8%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
230 Seconds * ∼44% -5%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
227 Seconds * ∼43% -4%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
219 Seconds * ∼41%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
6174 MIPS ∼100% +15%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5747 MIPS ∼93% +7%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
5640 MIPS ∼91% +5%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5520 MIPS ∼89% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (5138 - 5716, n=27)
5477 MIPS ∼89% +2%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5463 MIPS ∼88% +2%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
5367 MIPS ∼87%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H
5321 MIPS ∼86% -1%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
Intel Core i7-10875H
5232 MIPS ∼85% -3%
Eluktronics RP-17
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4634 MIPS ∼75% -14%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
4580 MIPS ∼74% -15%
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
2945 MIPS ∼48% -45%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
62023 MIPS ∼100% +15%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
57579 MIPS ∼93% +6%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
54172 MIPS ∼87% 0%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
54133 MIPS ∼87%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
53205 MIPS ∼86% -2%
Eluktronics RP-17
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
50428 MIPS ∼81% -7%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
49275 MIPS ∼79% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (37641 - 56758, n=27)
49215 MIPS ∼79% -9%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
Intel Core i7-10875H
48397 MIPS ∼78% -11%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H
39581 MIPS ∼64% -27%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
29342 MIPS ∼47% -46%
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
15146 MIPS ∼24% -72%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
1777 Points ∼100%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
1632 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1469 - 1625, n=22)
1564 Points ∼88%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1539 Points ∼87%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1351 Points ∼76%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
Intel Core i7-10875H
1271 Points ∼72%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H
1191 Points ∼67%
Eluktronics RP-17
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1176 Points ∼66%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
1117 Points ∼63%
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
703 Points ∼40%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
10482 Points ∼100%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
9856 Points ∼94%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8732 Points ∼83%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (6495 - 9851, n=22)
8654 Points ∼83%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
Intel Core i7-10875H
8363 Points ∼80%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
8135 Points ∼78%
Eluktronics RP-17
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
7864 Points ∼75%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H
6403 Points ∼61%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
4897 Points ∼47%
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
2783 Points ∼27%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
17.2 fps ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
17.1 fps ∼99% -1%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
16.9 fps ∼98% -2%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
15 fps ∼87% -13%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
14.8 fps ∼86% -14%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
14.3 fps ∼83% -17%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (10.5 - 17.4, n=28)
14 fps ∼81% -19%
Eluktronics RP-17
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
13.1 fps ∼76% -24%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
Intel Core i7-10875H
12.8 fps ∼74% -26%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H
10.7 fps ∼62% -38%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
8.2 fps ∼48% -52%
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
6.13 fps ∼36% -64%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
94.04 s * ∼100% -102%
Eluktronics RP-17
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
57.7 s * ∼61% -24%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53.5 s * ∼57% -15%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H
52.2 s * ∼56% -12%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
51.5 s * ∼55% -11%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
Intel Core i7-10875H
50.2 s * ∼53% -8%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
49.3 s * ∼52% -6%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
46.5 s * ∼49%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
45.9 s * ∼49% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (38.6 - 50.7, n=27)
45.8 s * ∼49% +2%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
40.5 s * ∼43% +13%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
1.088 sec * ∼100% -93%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
0.679 sec * ∼62% -20%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H
0.6 sec * ∼55% -6%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.589 sec * ∼54% -4%
Eluktronics RP-17
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.582 sec * ∼53% -3%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.574 sec * ∼53% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (0.548 - 0.605, n=28)
0.566 sec * ∼52% -0%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.565 sec * ∼52%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
0.533 sec * ∼49% +6%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.518 sec * ∼48% +8%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
0.4981 sec * ∼46% +12%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4964 sec * ∼46% +12%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2165 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
176 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
225 Points
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System Performance

PCMark scores are where we expect them to be relative to other high-performance gaming laptops. Overall results just slightly edge out the Razer Blade 17 equipped with the same CPU and GPU.

PCMark 10 / Score
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
7470 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7311 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7245 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (7073 - 7470, n=8)
7244 Points ∼97% -3%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
7088 Points ∼95% -5%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
6822 Points ∼91% -9%
Alienware m17 R4
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
6684 Points ∼89% -11%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10832 Points ∼100% +7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10630 Points ∼98% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (9934 - 11064, n=8)
10439 Points ∼96% +3%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10212 Points ∼94% +1%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
10130 Points ∼94%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9690 Points ∼89% -4%
Alienware m17 R4
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
9529 Points ∼88% -6%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
9803 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (8893 - 9803, n=8)
9260 Points ∼94% -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9182 Points ∼94% -6%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9149 Points ∼93% -7%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9098 Points ∼93% -7%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8882 Points ∼91% -9%
Alienware m17 R4
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
8798 Points ∼90% -10%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
11323 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10701 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (10075 - 11323, n=8)
10680 Points ∼94% -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10573 Points ∼93% -7%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10403 Points ∼92% -8%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10014 Points ∼88% -12%
Alienware m17 R4
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
9666 Points ∼85% -15%
PCMark 10 Score
7470 points
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DPC Latency

LatencyMon reveals DPC latency issues when opening multiple browser tabs on our homepage and when running Prime95 stress. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is otherwise perfect with no dropped frames.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
4407.1 μs * ∼100%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2676.3 μs * ∼61% +39%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1444.5 μs * ∼33% +67%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
761.6 μs * ∼17% +83%
Alienware m17 R4
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
584.8 μs * ∼13% +87%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
395.1 μs * ∼9% +91%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices — One PCIe4 and one PCIe3

Our test unit comes with two 1 TB WD SN730 NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 for sequential read and write rates of up to 6700 MB/s and 4300 MB/s, respectively, to be faster than any single PCIe3 SSD available. Nonetheless, a single Samsung PM9A1 PCIe4 SSD will still outperform our PCIe3 RAID 0 setup. Dell says the system can support up to one PCIe4 SSD if users want to install one themselves.

CDM 8
CDM 8
AS SSD
AS SSD
2x M.2 2280 slots. One supports PCIe4 while the other supports only up to PCIe3. The included copper heat spreaders on top of the SSDs were removed for the picture
2x M.2 2280 slots. One supports PCIe4 while the other supports only up to PCIe3. The included copper heat spreaders on top of the SSDs were removed for the picture
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
Alienware m17 R4
2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
AS SSD
-12%
52%
67%
68%
66%
Seq Read
4977.9
2733
-45%
5302.15
7%
5085
2%
5408.03
9%
5437.72
9%
Seq Write
2058.35
2822
37%
3976.63
93%
4434
115%
3863.11
88%
3904
90%
4K Read
43.4
45.04
4%
54.96
27%
80.35
85%
52.67
21%
56.23
30%
4K Write
146.86
88.36
-40%
148.69
1%
214.69
46%
153.05
4%
165.79
13%
4K-64 Read
1259.56
1387.92
10%
2714.99
116%
2572.6
104%
2691.54
114%
2488.63
98%
4K-64 Write
1384.64
1227.07
-11%
3416.45
147%
2972.36
115%
3413.91
147%
3479.64
151%
Access Time Read *
0.039
0.079
-103%
0.044
-13%
0.018
54%
0.046
-18%
0.054
-38%
Access Time Write *
0.074
0.095
-28%
0.085
-15%
0.02
73%
0.027
64%
0.026
65%
Score Read
1801
1706
-5%
3300
83%
3161
76%
3285
82%
3089
72%
Score Write
1737
1598
-8%
3963
128%
3631
109%
3953
128%
4036
132%
Score Total
4314
4184
-3%
8874
106%
8380
94%
8830
105%
8620
100%
Copy ISO MB/s
2009.15
2413.53
20%
2710.37
35%
3238.69
61%
Copy Program MB/s
1098.79
1029.76
-6%
1113.71
1%
898.63
-18%
Copy Game MB/s
1880.79
1990.67
6%
2094.62
11%
2171.21
15%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-15%
38%
41%
39%
42%
Write 4K
159.2
93.14
-41%
233.5
47%
244.2
53%
230.7
45%
230.4
45%
Read 4K
51.88
46.79
-10%
90.1
74%
89.8
73%
87.89
69%
91.59
77%
Write Seq
3115
2852.69
-8%
4263
37%
4300
38%
4216
35%
Read Seq
3298
2556.2
-22%
4468
35%
4392
33%
4543
38%
Write 4K Q32T1
392.6
474.99
21%
537.7
37%
606.77
55%
582.3
48%
666.5
70%
Read 4K Q32T1
474.7
528.87
11%
702.9
48%
657.86
39%
730
54%
727.6
53%
Write Seq Q32T1
4331
3330.8
-23%
5097
18%
5269.7
22%
5152
19%
5043
16%
Read Seq Q32T1
6746
3318.8
-51%
7065
5%
7090.6
5%
7094
5%
6821
1%
Write 4K Q8T8
2270.27
Read 4K Q8T8
2489.72
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-14% / -13%
45% / 47%
54% / 59%
54% / 56%
54% / 56%

* ... smaller is better

2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6746 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 4331 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 474.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 392.6 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 3298 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 3115 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 51.88 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 159.2 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

0Tooltip

GPU Performance — Just a Bit Higher than Average

Despite the 165 W RTX 3080 graphics, raw performance is only 2 to 9 percent faster than the average RTX 3080 laptop in our database likely due to diminishing returns at higher TGP targets. The minor advantage can also be seen when running games as frame rates are again only a few percentage points higher on average. However, the performance difference becomes more pronounced when compared to the 90 W RTX 3080 in the MSI GS76 where our Alienware can be roughly 15 to 30 percent faster in certain titles. A desktop PC with RTX 3080 graphics will still outperform any RTX 3080 laptop by about 40 to 45 percent.

Idling on Witcher 3 for over an hour shows stable frame rates with no random drops to suggest no interrupting background activity when gaming in contrast to what we observed on some older Alienware m15 models.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Port Royal
Port Royal
Time Spy
Time Spy
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
40910 Points ∼100% +43%
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
29194 Points ∼71% +2%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
28687 Points ∼70%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (20538 - 32366, n=35)
28076 Points ∼69% -2%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
27114 Points ∼66% -5%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H
26486 Points ∼65% -8%
Alienware m17 R3 P45E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
25597 Points ∼63% -11%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
25043 Points ∼61% -13%
Schenker Compact 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H
21541 Points ∼53% -25%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
19737 Points ∼48% -31%
MSI Alpha 17 A4DEK
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
16498 Points ∼40% -42%
Aorus 7 KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
16353 Points ∼40% -43%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SDR
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
14928 Points ∼36% -48%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R7 5800H
14815 Points ∼36% -48%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
17467 Points ∼100% +45%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
12055 Points ∼69%
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
11235 Points ∼64% -7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (8920 - 13210, n=34)
11044 Points ∼63% -8%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H
10898 Points ∼62% -10%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
10595 Points ∼61% -12%
Alienware m17 R3 P45E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
9908 Points ∼57% -18%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
9377 Points ∼54% -22%
Schenker Compact 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H
8255 Points ∼47% -32%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
7582 Points ∼43% -37%
Aorus 7 KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
6141 Points ∼35% -49%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R7 5800H
6122 Points ∼35% -49%
MSI Alpha 17 A4DEK
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
5555 Points ∼32% -54%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SDR
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
5530 Points ∼32% -54%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
15712 Points ∼100% +37%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
11437 Points ∼73%
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
11052 Points ∼70% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (8737 - 13067, n=34)
10806 Points ∼69% -6%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H
10777 Points ∼69% -6%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
10649 Points ∼68% -7%
Alienware m17 R3 P45E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
9921 Points ∼63% -13%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
9326 Points ∼59% -18%
Schenker Compact 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H
8338 Points ∼53% -27%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
7778 Points ∼50% -32%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R7 5800H
6417 Points ∼41% -44%
Aorus 7 KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
6190 Points ∼39% -46%
MSI Alpha 17 A4DEK
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
5931 Points ∼38% -48%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SDR
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
5677 Points ∼36% -50%
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
11238 Points ∼100% +51%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
7451 Points ∼66%
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
6888 Points ∼61% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (5552 - 8032, n=21)
6823 Points ∼61% -8%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H
6686 Points ∼59% -10%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
6391 Points ∼57% -14%
Schenker Compact 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H
4930 Points ∼44% -34%
Aorus 7 KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
3490 Points ∼31% -53%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SDR
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
1530 Points ∼14% -79%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R7 5800H
588 Points ∼5% -92%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
47287 Points ∼100% +11%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
42555 Points ∼90%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (31288 - 43744, n=32)
38764 Points ∼82% -9%
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
37714 Points ∼80% -11%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H
37171 Points ∼79% -13%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
36224 Points ∼77% -15%
Alienware m17 R3 P45E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
35128 Points ∼74% -17%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
34062 Points ∼72% -20%
Schenker Compact 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H
28504 Points ∼60% -33%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
25793 Points ∼55% -39%
MSI Alpha 17 A4DEK
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
22720 Points ∼48% -47%
Aorus 7 KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
21232 Points ∼45% -50%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R7 5800H
20905 Points ∼44% -51%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SDR
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
19893 Points ∼42% -53%
1280x720 Performance Combined
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
18279 Points ∼100% +7%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
18271 Points ∼100% +7%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H
17622 Points ∼96% +3%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
17145 Points ∼94%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
17096 Points ∼94% 0%
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
17049 Points ∼93% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (13526 - 20233, n=31)
16788 Points ∼92% -2%
Alienware m17 R3 P45E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
16243 Points ∼89% -5%
Schenker Compact 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H
15465 Points ∼85% -10%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
15274 Points ∼84% -11%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R7 5800H
13956 Points ∼76% -19%
MSI Alpha 17 A4DEK
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
13374 Points ∼73% -22%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SDR
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
13079 Points ∼72% -24%
Aorus 7 KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
12626 Points ∼69% -26%
3DMark 11 Performance
31362 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
34288 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
23159 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
11437 points
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Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1280x720 Lite Quality
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
228 fps ∼100% +26%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
195 fps ∼86% +8%
Alienware m17 R3 P45E
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
193 fps ∼85% +7%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
193 fps ∼85% +7%
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
184 fps ∼81% +2%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
181 fps ∼79%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (158 - 199, n=20)
178 fps ∼78% -2%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
177 fps ∼78% -2%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
176 fps ∼77% -3%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
166 fps ∼73% -8%
Eluktronics RP-17
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
144 fps ∼63% -20%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
144 fps ∼63% -20%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
140 fps ∼61% -23%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
132 fps ∼58% -27%
MSI Alpha 17 A4DEK
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX 5600M
129 fps ∼57% -29%
1920x1080 Standard Quality
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
205 fps ∼100% +53%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
144 fps ∼70% +7%
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
144 fps ∼70% +7%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
140 fps ∼68% +4%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
139 fps ∼68% +4%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
136 fps ∼66% +1%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
136 fps ∼66% +1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (113 - 154, n=21)
136 fps ∼66% +1%
Alienware m17 R3 P45E
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
134 fps ∼65% 0%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
134 fps ∼65%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
127 fps ∼62% -5%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
118 fps ∼58% -12%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
95.1 fps ∼46% -29%
Eluktronics RP-17
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
85.6 fps ∼42% -36%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
81.8 fps ∼40% -39%
MSI Alpha 17 A4DEK
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX 5600M
78 fps ∼38% -42%
1920x1080 High Quality
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
156 fps ∼100% +47%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
109 fps ∼70% +3%
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
108 fps ∼69% +2%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
106 fps ∼68% 0%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
106 fps ∼68%
Alienware m17 R3 P45E
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
103 fps ∼66% -3%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
103 fps ∼66% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (85.4 - 115, n=24)
103 fps ∼66% -3%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
99 fps ∼63% -7%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
98.2 fps ∼63% -7%
Medion Erazer Beast X20
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
91.6 fps ∼59% -14%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
88 (56min) fps ∼56% -17%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
72.3 fps ∼46% -32%
Eluktronics RP-17
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
66.1 fps ∼42% -38%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
56.6 fps ∼36% -47%
MSI Alpha 17 A4DEK
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX 5600M
51.1 fps ∼33% -52%
3840x2160 High Quality
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
76.1 fps ∼100% +50%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
50.8 fps ∼67%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
49.3 fps ∼65% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (42.9 - 53.2, n=6)
48.5 fps ∼64% -5%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
45.4 fps ∼60% -11%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
42.9 (27min) fps ∼56% -16%
GTA V
1024x768 Lowest Settings possible
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
187 (2.01min, 125P1 - 568max) fps ∼100% +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
186 (1.967min, 143P1 - 493max) fps ∼99% +2%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
185 (2.02min, 143P1 - 283max) fps ∼99% +1%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
185 (2.27min, 143P1 - 495max) fps ∼99% +1%
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
184 (2.63min, 143P1 - 457max) fps ∼98% +1%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
183 (3.7min, 143P1 - 296max) fps ∼98%