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Alienware x17 R2 laptop review: Peak 175 W GeForce RTX 3080 Ti performance

Supercharged performance at all costs. Most ultrathin gaming laptops strike a careful balance between performance, noise, and power consumption. The Alienware x17 R2, on the other hand, shows no shame maximizing performance even if it means a louder and more power-hungry system.

Dell introduced its Alienware x17 series late last year with a completely new chassis design to distinguish it from the existing Alienware m17 series. For this year, the manufacturer has refreshed the lineup with the launch of the Alienware x17 R2 complete with 12th gen Intel Alder Lake-P CPUs and GeForce RTX 3070/3080 Ti graphics to replace last year's 11th gen Tiger Lake-H and RTX 3070/3080 options, respectively. Other updates are present as well including the faster RAM (DDR4-3466 to DDR5-4800), newer display options, and support for MUX and Advanced Optimus.

Other than the internal updates mentioned above, the Alienware x17 R2 uses the same chassis as the Alienware x17 R1. We recommend checking out our review on the x17 R1 as our existing comments on the chassis, Cherry mechanical keyboard, and ports are also relevant on the x17 R2.

See the official technical specifications below for all configurable options. Our specific test unit is a higher-end SKU with the Core i9-12900HK, 360 Hz 1080p display, and 175 W GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics for just under $4000 USD. Competitors in this space include other ultra-thin 17.3-inch gaming laptops like the MSI GS77, Razer Blade 17, and Asus Zephyrus S17.

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Alienware x17 R2 specifications (Source: Dell)
Alienware x17 R2 specifications (Source: Dell)
Alienware x17 R2 P48E (x17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-12900HK 14 x 1.8 - 5 GHz, 165 W PL2 / Short Burst, 134 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU - 16384 MB, Core: 1455 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, 175 W TDP, GDDR6, 512.59, MUX, Advanced Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, SK Hynix DDR5-4800, Dual-Channel, 22-16-16-31
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, AU Optronics B173HAN, IPS, Dell P/N: TNCHH, AUOBD90, glossy: no, 360 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - 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 AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW) (a/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): 20.9 x 399.23 x 299.57 ( = 0.82 x 15.72 x 11.79 in)
Battery
87 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 4 W x2, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Alienware Command Center, Alienware Update, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
3.101 kg ( = 109.38 oz / 6.84 pounds), Power Supply: 1.003 kg ( = 35.38 oz / 2.21 pounds)
Price
3900 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
89.2 %
05/2022
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3.1 kg20.9 mm17.30"1920x1080
89 %
09/2021
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
3.2 kg21.4 mm17.30"3840x2160
90.1 %
07/2021
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
i9-11900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg19.9 mm17.30"2560x1440
87.2 %
04/2022
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.9 kg20.8 mm17.30"2560x1440
87.4 %
10/2020
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
i9-10900K, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
4.2 kg42 mm17.30"3840x2160
83.2 %
10/2021
Gigabyte A7 X1
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg34 mm17.30"1920x1080

Case

Though it's marketed as an ultrathin gaming laptop, the Alienware x17 R2 chassis is still noticeably heavier and larger than alternatives like the Asus Zephyrus S17, MSI GS77, or Razer Blade 17. In return, the Alienware system is able to carry a more powerful 175 W GPU whereas most other ultrathin gaming laptops are limited to 140 W or less.

Size Comparison

397 mm / 15.6 inch 330 mm / 13 inch 42 mm / 1.654 inch 4.2 kg9.23 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 34 mm / 1.339 inch 2.5 kg5.58 lbs399.23 mm / 15.7 inch 299.49 mm / 11.8 inch 21.4 mm / 0.843 inch 3.2 kg7.09 lbs399.23 mm / 15.7 inch 299.57 mm / 11.8 inch 20.9 mm / 0.823 inch 3.1 kg6.84 lbs397.6 mm / 15.7 inch 283.5 mm / 11.2 inch 20.8 mm / 0.819 inch 2.9 kg6.4 lbs394 mm / 15.5 inch 264 mm / 10.4 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.8 kg6.1 lbs

SD Card Reader

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
Intel Core i9-10900K (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
186.9 MB/s ∼100% +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
183 (181.31min - 182.94max) MB/s ∼98% 0%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK (AV Pro V60)
182.9 MB/s ∼98%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro V60)
174.7 MB/s ∼93% -4%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H (AV Pro V60)
72.1 MB/s ∼39% -61%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
257 MB/s ∼100% +17%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro V60)
245.4 MB/s ∼95% +11%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK (AV Pro V60)
220.6 MB/s ∼86%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
Intel Core i9-10900K (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
197.8 MB/s ∼77% -10%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H (AV Pro V60)
80.2 MB/s ∼31% -64%

Communication

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1279 (982min - 1390max) MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1220 (1110min - 1275max) MBit/s ∼95% +1%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW)
1209 (896min - 1302max) MBit/s ∼95%
Gigabyte A7 X1
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
988 (942min - 1041max) MBit/s ∼77% -18%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
986 (735min - 1134max) MBit/s ∼77% -18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
MediaTek MT7921
636 (325min - 728max) MBit/s ∼50% -47%
iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Gigabyte A7 X1
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1432 (1269min - 1668max) MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW)
1399 (1332min - 1446max) MBit/s ∼98%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1337 (684min - 1391max) MBit/s ∼93% -4%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1270 (1179min - 1317max) MBit/s ∼89% -9%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1242 (1169min - 1337max) MBit/s ∼87% -11%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
MediaTek MT7921
698 (529min - 748max) MBit/s ∼49% -50%
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950100010501100115012001250130013501400Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1398 (1332-1446)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1209 (896-1302)

Webcam

The webcam remains 720p with no physical privacy shutter compared to 1080p on the latest Razer Blade 17. Windows Hello is supported.

ColorChecker
4.7 ∆E
5 ∆E
8 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
6 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Alienware x17 R2 P48E: 5.65 ∆E min: 2.34 - max: 13.11 ∆E

Maintenance

Alienware x17 R2. Only slight internal changes to the motherboard from last year's model
Alienware x17 R2. Only slight internal changes to the motherboard from last year's model
Alienware x17 R1 for comparison
Alienware x17 R1 for comparison

Display

Our AU Optronics B173HAN IPS panel checks almost all the typical boxes including a fast 360 Hz refresh rate, fast black-white and gray-gray response times, and full sRGB coverage to be fit for both gaming and most graphics editing. Other laptop makers with 17.3-inch 1080p 360 Hz display options will likely use the same AU Optronics panel as found on our Alienware. A higher-end 4K 120 Hz option is available as well all with G-Sync support.

There are currently no OLED options which would have offered wider DCI-P3 color coverage and deeper black levels than the usual IPS solution.

Interestingly, our FHD panel is not as bright as the 4K UHD panel on the original x17 R1. We're able to measure a maximum brightness of 365 nits here compared to 439 nits on the 4K x17 R1.

No edge-to-edge glass or glossy options
No edge-to-edge glass or glossy options
Narrow side bezels with thicker top and bottom bezels
Narrow side bezels with thicker top and bottom bezels
Display is slightly grainier than a glossy alternative
Display is slightly grainier than a glossy alternative
Moderate uneven backlight bleeding on our test unit
Moderate uneven backlight bleeding on our test unit
340.3
cd/m²
340.6
cd/m²
354.8
cd/m²
318.8
cd/m²
365.4
cd/m²
358.1
cd/m²
310.3
cd/m²
358.4
cd/m²
349.3
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B173HAN
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 365.4 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 344 cd/m² Minimum: 17.76 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 365.4 cd/m²
Contrast: 1260:1 (Black: 0.29 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.17 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4, calibrated: 0.51
ΔE Greyscale 5.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
79.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.8% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
79.2% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.18
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
AU Optronics B173HAN, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
AU Optronics B173ZAN, IPS, 3840x2160, 17.30
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
BOE099D (BOE CQ NE173QHM-NY3), IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
BOE NE173QHM-NZ1, IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
AU Optronics B173ZAN03.3, IPS, 3840x2160, 17.30
Gigabyte A7 X1
AU Optronics AUO8E8D, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Display
12%
8%
10%
8%
-17%
Display P3 Coverage
79.2
88.3
11%
94.2
19%
96.2
21%
82.5
4%
61.5
-22%
sRGB Coverage
99.8
100
0%
98.7
-1%
99.7
0%
98
-2%
90.9
-9%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
79.6
100
26%
84.4
6%
85.8
8%
96.6
21%
63.2
-21%
Response Times
-15%
37%
-41%
-57%
-23%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
12.4 ?(6.4, 6)
14.4 ?(7.6, 6.8)
-16%
4.8
61%
17.6 ?(10, 7.6)
-42%
23.2 ?(12.4, 10.8)
-87%
16 ?(7.6, 8.4)
-29%
Response Time Black / White *
9.2 ?(5.2, 4)
10.4 ?(5.2, 5.2)
-13%
8
13%
12.8 ?(7.6, 5.2)
-39%
11.6 ?(6.4, 5.2)
-26%
10.8 ?(6.4, 4.4)
-17%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-6%
-29%
-12%
-55%
-39%
Brightness middle
365.4
438.7
20%
322
-12%
334.8
-8%
419.5
15%
325
-11%
Brightness
344
435
26%
288
-16%
305
-11%
413
20%
318
-8%
Brightness Distribution
85
91
7%
72
-15%
79
-7%
93
9%
95
12%
Black Level *
0.29
0.48
-66%
0.3
-3%
0.34
-17%
0.4
-38%
0.29
-0%
Contrast
1260
914
-27%
1073
-15%
985
-22%
1049
-17%
1121
-11%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.17
4.34
-37%
3.05
4%
4.1
-29%
3.4
-7%
4.33
-37%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.69
7.3
5%
5.23
32%
7.28
5%
7.4
4%
8.6
-12%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.51
0.72
-41%
1.92
-276%
3.28
-543%
1.95
-282%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.3
2.4
55%
3.11
41%
5.6
-6%
2
62%
5.5
-4%
Gamma
2.18 101%
2.09 105%
2.13 103%
2.16 102%
2.14 103%
2.142 103%
CCT
5879 111%
6413 101%
6553 99%
6314 103%
6858 95%
7893 82%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
84
84.6
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99
97.9
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-3% / -4%
5% / -12%
-14% / -11%
-35% / -42%
-26% / -32%

* ... smaller is better

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

The display is not calibrated very well out of the box especially since color temperature is overly warm. Once properly calibrated against sRGB, however, we're able to achieve average grayscale and color deltaE values down to just 0.6 and 0.51, respectively.

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

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
9.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.2 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 14 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
12.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.4 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 0.692 (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 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 21941 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

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

Performance

 

Testing Conditions

We set our unit to High Performance mode and with the discrete GPU active prior to running any performance benchmarks below for the highest possible scores. High Performance mode can be easily toggled via Fn+F1 while the MUX switch can be accessed via the Nvidia Control Panel. We highly recommend users become familiar with the Alienware Command Center software as the power profiles, RGB settings, real-time monitoring, and other features are found here. 

MUX switch is accessible via Nvidia Control Panel
MUX switch is accessible via Nvidia Control Panel

Processor

Raw CPU performance is about 10 to 15 percent faster than the average laptop in our database with the same Core i9-12900HK. It's a decent boost over the Core i7-12800H or last generation Core i7-11800H by up to 30 percent each in multi-threaded workloads. AMD's latest Zen 3+ CPU, the Ryzen 9 6900HX, is also consistently slower in raw CineBench benchmarks, but it will outperform the Core i9-12900HK in certain AIDA64 benchmarks.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

01503004506007509001050120013501500165018001950210022502400255027002850Tooltip
Alienware x17 R2 P48E Intel Core i9-12900HK: Ø2889 (2849.61-2917.79)
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti) Intel Core i7-12800H: Ø2179 (2132.31-2697.42)
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS Intel Core i9-12900HK: Ø2467 (2423.65-2668.98)
Eurocom RX315 NH57AF1 Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1697 (1672.94-1779.91)
Asus Zenbook Pro 15 OLED UM535Q AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2073 (2054.55-2114.16)
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 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Multi-Core Score | 64 Bit Single-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)
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
9640 Points ∼100% +34%
Corsair One i300
Intel Core i9-12900K
9630 Points ∼100% +34%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
7169 Points ∼74%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (1828 - 7366, n=10)
6231 Points ∼65% -13%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5461 Points ∼57% -24%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
5383 Points ∼56% -25%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
5383 Points ∼56% -25%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
4850 Points ∼50% -32%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
3531 Points ∼37% -51%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg-81UJ001VGE
Intel Core i7-9750H
2738 Points ∼28% -62%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Corsair One i300
Intel Core i9-12900K
777 Points ∼100% +7%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
727 Points ∼94%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
706 Points ∼91% -3%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (316 - 739, n=10)
644 Points ∼83% -11%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
617 Points ∼79% -15%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
601 Points ∼77% -17%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
582 Points ∼75% -20%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
580 Points ∼75% -20%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
490 Points ∼63% -33%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg-81UJ001VGE
Intel Core i7-9750H
429 Points ∼55% -41%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Corsair One i300
Intel Core i9-12900K
25245 Points ∼100% +34%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
24972 Points ∼99% +32%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
18870 (18654.1min - 18869.7max) Points ∼75%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (4796 - 19282, n=10)
16361 Points ∼65% -13%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
15386 Points ∼61% -18%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
14120 (13823.2min - 14120max) Points ∼56% -25%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
14011 (13899.7min - 14010.8max) Points ∼56% -26%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
12476 Points ∼49% -34%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
9071 (8918.34min - 9070.5max) Points ∼36% -52%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Corsair One i300
Intel Core i9-12900K
2011 Points ∼100% +6%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1905 Points ∼95%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
1828 Points ∼91% -4%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (819 - 1940, n=10)
1703 Points ∼85% -11%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1579 Points ∼79% -17%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1529 Points ∼76% -20%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
1508 Points ∼75% -21%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1479 Points ∼74% -22%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
1270 Points ∼63% -33%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
4156 Points ∼100% +42%
Corsair One i300
Intel Core i9-12900K
3473 Points ∼84% +19%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
2918 (2849.61min - 2917.79max) Points ∼70%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
2697 (2132.31min - 2697.42max) Points ∼65% -8%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (965 - 2944, n=10)
2467 Points ∼59% -15%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
2288 (2136.18min - 2287.68max) Points ∼55% -22%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
2165 (2089.97min - 2164.85max) Points ∼52% -26%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2087 (2046.66min - 2087.25max) Points ∼50% -28%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
1489 (1469.35min - 1489.04max) Points ∼36% -49%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg-81UJ001VGE
Intel Core i7-9750H
1225 Points ∼29% -58%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Corsair One i300
Intel Core i9-12900K
292 Points ∼100% +7%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
272 Points ∼93%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
266 Points ∼91% -2%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
261 Points ∼89% -4%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
245 Points ∼84% -10%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (119 - 279, n=10)
244 Points ∼84% -10%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
241 Points ∼83% -11%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
225 Points ∼77% -17%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
203 Points ∼70% -25%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg-81UJ001VGE
Intel Core i7-9750H
175 Points ∼60% -36%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg-81UJ001VGE
Intel Core i7-9750H
389.5 Seconds * ∼100% -124%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
302 Seconds * ∼78% -74%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
246 Seconds * ∼63% -42%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
222 Seconds * ∼57% -28%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
220 Seconds * ∼56% -27%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
219 Seconds * ∼56% -26%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (172.5 - 483, n=9)
216 Seconds * ∼55% -24%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
173.6 Seconds * ∼45%
Corsair One i300
Intel Core i9-12900K
128.3 Seconds * ∼33% +26%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
122.5 Seconds * ∼31% +29%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
118165 MIPS ∼100% +71%
Corsair One i300
Intel Core i9-12900K
96960 MIPS ∼82% +40%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
69146 MIPS ∼59%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (25736 - 75564, n=10)
65276 MIPS ∼55% -6%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
62231 MIPS ∼53% -10%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
62123 MIPS ∼53% -10%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
55231 MIPS ∼47% -20%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
54133 MIPS ∼46% -22%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
45258 MIPS ∼38% -35%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg-81UJ001VGE
Intel Core i7-9750H
33364 MIPS ∼28% -52%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
6729 MIPS ∼100% +16%
Corsair One i300
Intel Core i9-12900K
6580 MIPS ∼98% +13%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5840 MIPS ∼87% +1%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
5803 MIPS ∼86%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
5761 MIPS ∼86% -1%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5681 MIPS ∼84% -2%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (2898 - 6186, n=10)
5471 MIPS ∼81% -6%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
5367 MIPS ∼80% -8%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
5338 MIPS ∼79% -8%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg-81UJ001VGE
Intel Core i7-9750H
4585 MIPS ∼68% -21%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Corsair One i300
Intel Core i9-12900K
17698 Points ∼100% +29%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
15605 Points ∼88% +14%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
13717 Points ∼78%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (5869 - 14294, n=10)
12053 Points ∼68% -12%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
12008 Points ∼68% -12%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
9647 Points ∼55% -30%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
8134 Points ∼46% -41%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
7599 Points ∼43% -45%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg-81UJ001VGE
Intel Core i7-9750H
5909 Points ∼33% -57%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Corsair One i300
Intel Core i9-12900K
1969 Points ∼100% +5%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1878 Points ∼95%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
1771 Points ∼90% -6%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (843 - 1918, n=10)
1679 Points ∼85% -11%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1621 Points ∼82% -14%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1558 Points ∼79% -17%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1538 Points ∼78% -18%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
1315 Points ∼67% -30%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg-81UJ001VGE
Intel Core i7-9750H
1128 Points ∼57% -40%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
29.9 fps ∼100% +40%
Corsair One i300
Intel Core i9-12900K
29 fps ∼97% +36%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
21.4 fps ∼72%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (5.33 - 21.6, n=10)
18 fps ∼60% -16%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
17.8 fps ∼60% -17%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
17.2 fps ∼58% -20%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
16.2 fps ∼54% -24%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
14.8 fps ∼49% -31%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
12.1 fps ∼40% -43%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg-81UJ001VGE
Intel Core i7-9750H
9.47 fps ∼32% -56%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
56.5 s * ∼100% -39%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
52.3 s * ∼93% -29%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
50.1 s * ∼89% -23%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
46.5 s * ∼82% -14%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (34.8 - 89.1, n=10)
46.1 s * ∼82% -13%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
45.3 s * ∼80% -11%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
41.3 s * ∼73% -1%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
40.7 s * ∼72%
Corsair One i300
Intel Core i9-12900K
38.1 s * ∼67% +6%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg-81UJ001VGE
Intel Core i7-9750H
0.676 sec * ∼100% -56%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.587 sec * ∼87% -36%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.565 sec * ∼84% -31%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (0.4155 - 0.994, n=10)
0.509 sec * ∼75% -18%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.502 sec * ∼74% -16%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
0.4797 sec * ∼71% -11%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
0.4698 sec * ∼69% -9%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
0.455 sec * ∼67% -5%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
0.4323 sec * ∼64%
Corsair One i300
Intel Core i9-12900K
0.3946 sec * ∼58% +9%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2918 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
232 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
272 Points
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Performance Rating
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
94 pt ∼94%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
83.7 pt ∼84%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
76.1 pt ∼76%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
70.5 pt ∼71%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
 
66.2 pt ∼66%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
16379 KRay/s ∼100% +68%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
14782 KRay/s ∼90% +51%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9759 KRay/s ∼60%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
8778 KRay/s ∼54% -10%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (2677 - 9759, n=10)
8167 KRay/s ∼50% -16%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
102318 Points ∼100% +134%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
92642 Points ∼91% +112%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
43695 Points ∼43%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
39321 Points ∼38% -10%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (12762 - 43695, n=10)
37339 Points ∼36% -15%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3504 MB/s ∼100%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3499 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
3179 MB/s ∼91% -9%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3102 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (841 - 3504, n=10)
2884 MB/s ∼82% -18%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
107120 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
102463 Points ∼96% -4%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
101317 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (60202 - 107161, n=10)
99249 Points ∼93% -7%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
97836 Points ∼91% -9%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
12861 Points ∼100% +24%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
12519 Points ∼97% +20%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
10402 Points ∼81%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9822 Points ∼76% -6%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (3225 - 10402, n=10)
9156 Points ∼71% -12%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
56460 Points ∼100% +107%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
51120 Points ∼91% +87%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
27285 Points ∼48%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
23749 Points ∼42% -13%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (7417 - 27285, n=10)
22755 Points ∼40% -17%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
140049 MB/s ∼100% +32%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
123970 MB/s ∼89% +17%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
106367 MB/s ∼76%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
95822 MB/s ∼68% -10%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (32382 - 106367, n=10)
77267 MB/s ∼55% -27%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
1203 MB/s ∼100%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
1068 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (314 - 1209, n=10)
1006 MB/s ∼84% -16%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
881 MB/s ∼73% -27%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
807 MB/s ∼67% -33%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
8748 KRay/s ∼100% +52%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
7794 KRay/s ∼89% +36%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
5748 KRay/s ∼66%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
5041 KRay/s ∼58% -12%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (1501 - 5748, n=10)
4767 KRay/s ∼54% -17%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
39529 MPixel/s ∼100% +14%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (24991 - 40648, n=10)
37758 MPixel/s ∼96% +9%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
34534 MPixel/s ∼87%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
28094 MPixel/s ∼71% -19%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
15048 MPixel/s ∼38% -56%

System Performance

PCMark results are consistently higher than what we recorded on last year's x17 R1 by relatively slight margins.

It's worth noting that the laptop consumes a lot of power even when on standby or sleep mode. We're able to record a consumption of almost 12 W when in sleep mode compared to <2 W on most other laptops. Furthermore, the fans in our test unit would sometimes be active even when in sleep mode and the unit would at times have trouble waking up properly as well.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 / Score
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK
8186 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (7149 - 8186, n=5)
7867 Points ∼96% -4%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
7470 Points ∼91% -9%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
7435 Points ∼91% -9%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10900K, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
7358 Points ∼90% -10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7245 Points ∼89% -11%
Gigabyte A7 X1
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
6898 Points ∼84% -16%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK
11205 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9870 - 11205, n=5)
10757 Points ∼96% -4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10630 Points ∼95% -5%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10900K, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
10524 Points ∼94% -6%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
10369 Points ∼93% -7%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
10130 Points ∼90% -10%
Gigabyte A7 X1
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
9991 Points ∼89% -11%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK
10144 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9173 - 10422, n=5)
9978 Points ∼98% -2%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
9803 Points ∼97% -3%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
9527 Points ∼94% -6%
Gigabyte A7 X1
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
9324 Points ∼92% -8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9182 Points ∼91% -9%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10900K, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
8778 Points ∼87% -13%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK
13098 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (10951 - 13098, n=5)
12318 Points ∼94% -6%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10900K, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
11705 Points ∼89% -11%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
11323 Points ∼86% -14%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
11291 Points ∼86% -14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10573 Points ∼81% -19%
Gigabyte A7 X1
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
9561 Points ∼73% -27%
CrossMark / Overall
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK
1903 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (970 - 2138, n=5)
1770 Points ∼93% -7%
CrossMark / Productivity
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK
1808 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (921 - 2038, n=5)
1677 Points ∼93% -7%
CrossMark / Creativity
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK
2095 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1007 - 2210, n=5)
1892 Points ∼90% -10%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1012 - 2234, n=5)
1722 Points ∼100% +3%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK
1666 Points ∼97%
PCMark 10 Score
8186 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
62024 MB/s ∼100% +15%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (53861 - 62959, n=10)
61185 MB/s ∼99% +14%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
53861 MB/s ∼87%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
38633 MB/s ∼62% -28%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65077 MB/s ∼100% +14%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (57237 - 66989, n=10)
64617 MB/s ∼99% +13%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
57237 MB/s ∼88%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
43730 MB/s ∼67% -24%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65506 MB/s ∼100% +20%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (54443 - 65268, n=10)
62713 MB/s ∼96% +15%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
54443 MB/s ∼83%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
34324 MB/s ∼52% -37%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
98.4 ns * ∼100%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
93.6 ns * ∼95% +5%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
75.8 ns * ∼77% +23%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (98.4 - 109, n=10)
57.5 (98.4min - 109max) ns * ∼58% +42%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

LatencyMon reveals DPC issues when opening multiple browser tabs of homepage. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is otherwise smooth and without any dropped frames.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10900K, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
10616 μs * ∼100% -863%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
4407 μs * ∼42% -300%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
2256 μs * ∼21% -105%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1445 μs * ∼14% -31%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK
1101.9 μs * ∼10%
Gigabyte A7 X1
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
792 μs * ∼7% +28%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

CDM 8
CDM 8
AS SSD
AS SSD
Dual 1 TB Samsung PM9A1 PCIe4 x4 NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 for sustained sequential read rates of over 13000 MB/s. A heat spreader comes standard for both drives to aid in cooling
Dual 1 TB Samsung PM9A1 PCIe4 x4 NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 for sustained sequential read rates of over 13000 MB/s. A heat spreader comes standard for both drives to aid in cooling
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 11688 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 6578 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 553.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 433.8 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 4679 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 4744 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 73.55 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 151.9 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
93.2 pt ∼93%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
82.9 pt ∼83%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
73.8 pt ∼74%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
54.9 pt ∼55%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
52.9 pt ∼53%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
50.1 pt ∼50%
Global Average -3
 
29.1 pt ∼29%
DiskSpd
seq read
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
4931 (4875.77min - 4930.83max) MB/s ∼100%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4645 (4634.08min - 4645.19max) MB/s ∼94% -6%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
3431 (3308.35min - 3431.42max) MB/s ∼70% -30%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
2161 (2137.42min - 2160.91max) MB/s ∼44% -56%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
2137 (2099.87min - 2136.5max) MB/s ∼43% -57%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
1959 (1933.36min - 1959.16max) MB/s ∼40% -60%
Global Average -3
  (201 - 4931, n=832)
1830 MB/s ∼37% -63%
seq write
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
4819 (4728.89min - 4819.25max) MB/s ∼100%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
4670 (4358.09min - 4669.83max) MB/s ∼97% -3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4574 (4560.15min - 4574.31max) MB/s ∼95% -5%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
2978 (2936.01min - 2977.75max) MB/s ∼62% -38%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
2939 (2931.83min - 2939.15max) MB/s ∼61% -39%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
2124 (2090.44min - 2123.58max) MB/s ∼44% -56%
Global Average -3
  (56.3 - 7889, n=832)
1824 MB/s ∼38% -62%
seq q8 t1 read
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
13195 (9412.86min - 13194.8max) MB/s ∼100%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7089 (6335.16min - 7089.42max) MB/s ∼54% -46%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
6684 (5510.27min - 6684.46max) MB/s ∼51% -49%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
6634 (6182.19min - 6633.5max) MB/s ∼50% -50%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
3549 (3421.79min - 3549.43max) MB/s ∼27% -73%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
3463 (3045.7min - 3462.82max) MB/s ∼26% -74%
Global Average -3
  (200 - 13195, n=832)
2937 MB/s ∼22% -78%
seq q8 t1 write
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
8227 (8104.29min - 8226.71max) MB/s ∼100%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5251 (5213.16min - 5250.64max) MB/s ∼64% -36%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
4963 (4631.73min - 4962.63max) MB/s ∼60% -40%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
4917 (4616.04min - 4917.19max) MB/s ∼60% -40%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
3369 (3362.14min - 3368.63max) MB/s ∼41% -59%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
2497 (2486.17min - 2496.87max) MB/s ∼30% -70%
Global Average -3
  (57 - 9830, n=832)
2206 MB/s ∼27% -73%
4k q1 t1 read
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
91.2 (91.05min - 91.17max) MB/s ∼100% +15%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
79.3 (77.82min - 79.25max) MB/s ∼87%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
69.8 (66.49min - 69.8max) MB/s ∼77% -12%
Global Average -3
  (7.53 - 285, n=832)
52.4 MB/s ∼57% -34%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
51.2 (51.08min - 51.21max) MB/s ∼56% -35%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
44.5 (44.06min - 44.46max) MB/s ∼49% -44%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
43.6 (43.45min - 43.62max) MB/s ∼48% -45%
4k q1 t1 write
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
273 (252.96min - 272.53max) MB/s ∼100% +60%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
255 (254.32min - 255.35max) MB/s ∼93% +50%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
170.2 (168.21min - 170.2max) MB/s ∼62%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
166 (164.47min - 165.73max) MB/s ∼61% -2%
Global Average -3
  (14.3 - 421, n=830)
145.1 MB/s ∼53% -15%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
130 (127.46min - 129.84max) MB/s ∼48% -24%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
116 (116.01min - 116.41max) MB/s ∼42% -32%
4k q32 t16 read
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4060 (4051.28min - 4059.64max) MB/s ∼100% +365%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
2831 (2643.61min - 2831.48max) MB/s ∼70% +224%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
1682 (1596.67min - 1682.33max) MB/s ∼41% +92%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
1331 (1303.48min - 1331.29max) MB/s ∼33% +52%
Global Average -3
  (27.4 - 4198, n=831)
1180 MB/s ∼29% +35%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
874 (867.39min - 873.79max) MB/s ∼22%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
724 (719.56min - 724.12max) MB/s ∼18% -17%
4k q32 t16 write
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3437 (3425.9min - 3437.33max) MB/s ∼100% +646%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
2665 (2242.61min - 2664.85max) MB/s ∼78% +478%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
1575 (1242.67min - 1574.89max) MB/s ∼46% +242%
Global Average -3
  (17.4 - 4249, n=831)
1078 MB/s ∼31% +134%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
549 (541.16min - 549.03max) MB/s ∼16% +19%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
461 (442.02min - 461.29max) MB/s ∼13%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
376 (372.82min - 375.8max) MB/s ∼11% -18%
AS SSD
Score Total
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8380 Points ∼100% +70%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
7400 Points ∼88% +50%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
4941 Points ∼59%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
4666 Points ∼56% -6%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
4573 Points ∼55% -7%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
4314 Points ∼51% -13%
Global Average -3
  (19 - 9380, n=2567)
2221 Points ∼27% -55%
Score Read
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3161 Points ∼100% +62%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
2764 Points ∼87% +42%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
1948 Points ∼62%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
1807 Points ∼57% -7%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
1801 Points ∼57% -8%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
1545 Points ∼49% -21%
Global Average -3
  (6 - 3634, n=2568)
903 Points ∼29% -54%
Score Write
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3631 Points ∼100% +70%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
3254 Points ∼90% +52%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
2395 Points ∼66% +12%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
2137 Points ∼59%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
1819 Points ∼50% -15%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
1737 Points ∼48% -19%
Global Average -3
  (4 - 4414, n=2568)
876 Points ∼24% -59%
Seq Read
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
6561.69 MB/s ∼100%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5085 MB/s ∼77% -23%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
4978 MB/s ∼76% -24%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
4682 MB/s ∼71% -29%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
2859 MB/s ∼44% -56%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
2406 MB/s ∼37% -63%
Global Average -3
  (266 - 6562, n=2783)
1381 MB/s ∼21% -79%
Seq Write
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4434 MB/s ∼100% +27%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
4019 MB/s ∼91% +15%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
3480.87 MB/s ∼79%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
2867 MB/s ∼65% -18%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
2058 MB/s ∼46% -41%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
1530 MB/s ∼35% -56%
Global Average -3
  (52.2 - 7663, n=2787)
917 MB/s ∼21% -74%
4K Read
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
80.3 MB/s ∼100% +16%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
69.21 MB/s ∼86%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
66.2 MB/s ∼82% -4%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
43.4 MB/s ∼54% -37%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
41.51 MB/s ∼52% -40%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
41.47 MB/s ∼52% -40%
Global Average -3
  (8.89 - 267, n=2777)
35.9 MB/s ∼45% -48%
4K Write
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
217.9 MB/s ∼100% +18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
214.7 MB/s ∼99% +16%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
184.49 MB/s ∼85%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
146.9 MB/s ∼67% -20%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
133.9 MB/s ∼61% -27%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
108.8 MB/s ∼50% -41%
Global Average -3
  (13.9 - 11894, n=2778)
95.9 MB/s ∼44% -48%
4K-64 Read
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2573 MB/s ∼100% +110%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
2229 MB/s ∼87% +82%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
1525 MB/s ∼59% +25%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
1260 MB/s ∼49% +3%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
1223.07 MB/s ∼48%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
1218 MB/s ∼47% 0%
Global Average -3
  (13.1 - 2966, n=2776)
676 MB/s ∼26% -45%
4K-64 Write
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2972 MB/s ∼100% +85%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
2635 MB/s ∼89% +64%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
2108 MB/s ∼71% +31%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
1604.89 MB/s ∼54%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
1424 MB/s ∼48% -11%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
1385 MB/s ∼47% -14%
Global Average -3
  (17.7 - 3859, n=2774)
638 MB/s ∼21% -60%
Access Time Read
Global Average -3
  (0.02 - 433, n=2712)
0.955 ms * ∼100% -3083%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
0.098 ms * ∼10% -227%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
0.041 ms * ∼4% -37%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
0.039 ms * ∼4% -30%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
0.032 ms * ∼3% -7%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
0.03 ms * ∼3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
0.018 ms * ∼2% +40%
Access Time Write
Global Average -3
  (0.012 - 291, n=2751)
0.779 ms * ∼100% -1080%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
0.102 ms * ∼13% -55%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
0.074 ms * ∼9% -12%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
 
0.066 ms * ∼8%
MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS-083US
 
0.06 ms * ∼8% +9%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
0.028 ms * ∼4% +58%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
0.02 ms * ∼3% +70%

* ... smaller is better

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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: Ø13136 (12495.08-13196.72)

GPU Performance

With its very high TGP target of 175 W, graphics performance is one of the fastest on any gaming laptop. The 2022 Razer Blade 15, for example, comes with the same GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU albeit at a lower 110 W TGP target for 25 to 30 percent slower performance. Similar deficits can be observed when comparing the GPU in the Alienware to the same GPU in the MSI GS77 as well. When combined with the faster-than-average CPU, users can expect frame rates to be slightly higher than most other gaming laptops equipped with GeForce RTX 3080 graphics.

The mobile RTX 3080 Ti in our Alienware x17 R2 is most similar to the desktop GeForce RTX 3070. A desktop RTX 3080