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Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) review: Gaming laptop with RTX 4090 and mini-LED panel

Flagship. The Scar 18 is currently one of the most powerful laptops. The Core i9-14900HX and GeForce RTX 4090 enable 4k gaming, video processing, and rendering. The bright and vibrant mini-LED display (18 inch, 2560x1600 pixel) is a feast for the eyes.

With the ROG Strix Scar 18, ASUS targets gamers and creators that don't lack the necessary funds: Our test configuration of the high-end champion is available starting from about 4,500 Euros (~$4,848). The price is driven to such heights by the powerful hardware and a very bright mini-LED display in the 16:10 format with accurate colors and a diagonal of 18 inches. The competitors include devices such as the Alienware m18 R1, the Acer Predator Helios 18, the Razer Blade 18, and the MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG.

The laptop is the sibling of the Scar 18 that we tested last year and shares an identical build. Besides the display, the CPU generation represents the only change, with Raptor Lake Refresh replacing Raptor Lake.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024) (ROG Strix Scar 18 G834 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-14900HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.8 GHz, 120 W PL2 / Short Burst, 110 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX Refresh
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU - 16 GB VRAM, Core: 1455 MHz, Memory: 2250 MHz, 175 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 31.0.15.4665, MUX-Switch + Advanced Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5-5600, dual-channel mode, two memory slots (both in use)
Display
18.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 168 PPI, BOE NE180QDM-NM1, Mini LED, G-Sync, Pantone Validated, Dolby Vision, glossy: no, HDR, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Storage
Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB, 2048 GB 
, PCIe 4, M.2-2280, 1760 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC285
Connections
4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm combined headset port, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8125 2.5GBe Family Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 30.8 x 399 x 294 ( = 1.21 x 15.71 x 11.57 in)
Battery
90 Wh, 5800 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 4 speakers, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (trial), Microsoft 365 (trial), Microsoft OneNote (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.1 kg ( = 109.35 oz / 6.83 pounds), Power Supply: 954 g ( = 33.65 oz / 2.1 pounds)
Price
4799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88.3 %
02/2024
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
3.1 kg30.8 mm18.00"2560x1600
89.2 %
11/2023
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
R9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
3.9 kg26.7 mm18.00"1920x1200
90.7 %
04/2023
Alienware m18 R1
i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
3.9 kg26.7 mm18.00"1920x1200
88.3 %
10/2023
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
3.2 kg29.15 mm18.00"2560x1600
91.4 %
02/2023
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
3 kg21.9 mm18.00"2560x1600
88.8 %
01/2024
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
3.6 kg32.1 mm18.00"3840x2400

Case - A lot of plastic and only little aluminum

Despite its hefty price level, the usage of high-quality materials remains limited, with only the back of the Scar's display lid made from aluminum and the rest of the components made of plastic. Some parts of the plastic (above the keyboard and on the short sides) let some light shine through. LED bands on the front and back and an illuminated logo on the display lid bring some life into the black case.

We don't see any faults in the workmanship and the material gaps are small and even. While the lid can only be twisted slightly, the response of the base unit is more pronounced. An expensive laptop costing several thousand Euros should do better here. Pressure on the display lid doesn't cause any image artifacts. The hinges hold the lid in place firmly, but the display still wobbles slightly when moving the laptop. The maximum opening angle is 130 degrees, and it can be opened using a single hand.

The Scar 18 is one of the most compact and lightest devices in our comparison field and is only surpassed by the Blade 18 in these regards.

Size Comparison

410.3 mm / 16.2 inch 319.9 mm / 12.6 inch 26.7 mm / 1.051 inch 3.9 kg8.58 lbs410.3 mm / 16.2 inch 319.9 mm / 12.6 inch 26.7 mm / 1.051 inch 3.9 kg8.58 lbs404 mm / 15.9 inch 307.5 mm / 12.1 inch 32.1 mm / 1.264 inch 3.6 kg8.01 lbs405 mm / 15.9 inch 311.6 mm / 12.3 inch 29.15 mm / 1.148 inch 3.2 kg7.14 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 294 mm / 11.6 inch 30.8 mm / 1.213 inch 3.1 kg6.83 lbs399.9 mm / 15.7 inch 275.4 mm / 10.8 inch 21.9 mm / 0.862 inch 3 kg6.68 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Equipment - Asus Strix offers Thunderbolt 4

The Asus laptop offers two USB-A ports (USB 3.2 Gen 2) and two USB-C ports (1x Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2). Both of the USB-C ports are able to output a DisplayPort signal, and the USB 3.2 Gen 2 port also supports Power Delivery. The connections are completed by an HDMI port, an audio port, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. The laptop doesn't include a storage card reader.

There are no ports on the back of the laptop, and all the ports are positioned on the left and right case sides. Cables running toward the back would block some of the fan openings on the sides of the laptop. This is for example the case for the power cable (angled power plug). Right-handed users might only be annoyed by the USB-A ports that are only placed on the right side.

Left side: power, Gigabit Ethernet (2.5 Gbit), HDMI, Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C; DisplayPort, G-Sync), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort), audio combo port
Left side: power, Gigabit Ethernet (2.5 Gbit), HDMI, Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C; DisplayPort, G-Sync), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort), audio combo port
Right side: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-A)
Right side: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-A)

Communication

Under optimal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices in close proximity, close distance between laptop and server PC), the laptop reaches good to very good Wi-Fi transfer rates. The Strix uses a Wi-Fi 6E chip (Intel AX211), and wired connections are handled by a Realtek controller (RTL8125; 2.5 Gbit/s).

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Qualcomm WCN685x
1460 (1310min - 1543max) MBit/s +51%
Average of class Gaming
  (636 - 1780, n=147, last 2 years)
1303 MBit/s +35%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (464 - 1861, n=161)
1250 MBit/s +29%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
 
1011 (514min - 1160max) MBit/s +4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
968 (656min - 1200max) MBit/s
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
942 (475min - 985max) MBit/s -3%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1681 (1662min - 1704max) MBit/s
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Qualcomm WCN685x
1461 (766min - 1548max) MBit/s -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=153, last 2 years)
1417 MBit/s -16%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (582 - 1890, n=161)
1393 MBit/s -17%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
 
1116 (932min - 1352max) MBit/s -34%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
872 (330min - 895max) MBit/s -48%
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Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024) Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø968 (656-1200)
Alienware m18 R1 AMD Qualcomm WCN685x; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1460 (1310-1543)
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2 Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø926 (475-985)
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG  ; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø993 (514-1160)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024) Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1681 (1662-1704)
Alienware m18 R1 AMD Qualcomm WCN685x; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1436 (766-1548)
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2 Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø861 (330-895)
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG  ; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1116 (932-1352)

Webcam

While Asus mostly uses top quality hardware, the webcam is an exception, with only a meager 0.9-MP model (max. 1280x720 pixels) being used here. The image quality is unconvincing, but a color deviation of about 8 (target DeltaE < 3) is still okay. The camera doesn't include a manual shutter.

ColorChecker
8.9 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024): 8.03 ∆E min: 3.72 - max: 14.15 ∆E

Accessories

The laptop doesn't include any additional accessories besides the usual documents.

Maintenance

To open the laptop, you have to remove all the screws on the case bottom. You can then lift up the case plate using a prying tool. After removing the case plate, you get access to the storage banks (occupied), the SSD (PCIe 4, M.2-2280), the second SSD slot (PCIe 4, M.2-2280), the WLAN module, the BIOS battery, the fans, and the battery (screwed, not glued).

The keyboard cannot be replaced easily. In order to do that, you'd have to replace the whole top of the base, which would require taking the laptop completely apart.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024) hardware
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024) hardware
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024) hardware
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024) hardware
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024) hardware
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024) hardware
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024) hardware
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024) hardware
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024) hardware
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024) hardware

Warranty

Asus offers a two-year warranty for the 18-inch laptop in Germany. A warranty extension to three years would cost about 200 Euros (~$215).

Input Devices - Asus computer with single key RGB illumination

Keyboard

The concave keys of the illuminated chiclet keyboard offer a medium stroke and clear pressure point. The key resistance is basically okay but could have turned out slightly crisper subjectively. While typing, the right half of the keyboard has some give that is minimal at best. However, this did not turn out to be any hindrance. A positive aspect is that all four arrow keys have the regular size. Overall, Asus delivers a keyboard that is suitable for everyday tasks here.

Touchpad

A ClickPad (~13 x 8.5 cm, ~5.1 x 3.35 in) whose smooth surface facilitates sliding of the fingers serves as mouse replacement. It offers a short stroke and clear pressure point.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 keyboard
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 keyboard

Display - Mini-LED with DCI-P3 color space coverage

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Scar 18 offers an 18-inch mini-LED display (2560x1600 pixels) in the 16:10 format. Its positive aspects include the high brightness, excellent contrast and black value, and the matte surface. The fast 240-Hz panel also supports HDR and G-Sync.

On the other hand, the display isn't completely free from PWM flickering, although that shouldn't play much of a role in everyday operation: We measure a high-frequency flickering (5,733 Hz) at brightness values smaller than 94 cd/m².

893
cd/m²
938
cd/m²
949
cd/m²
864
cd/m²
937
cd/m²
961
cd/m²
935
cd/m²
968
cd/m²
963
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE NE180QDM-NM1 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 968 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 934.2 cd/m² Minimum: 59 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 937 cd/m²
Contrast: 14197:1 (Black: 0.066 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.52 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 1.21
ΔE Greyscale 1.7 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
90% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.9% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.042
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
BOE NE180QDM-NM1, Mini LED, 2560x1600, 18.00
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
BOE NE18NZ1, IPS, 1920x1200, 18.00
Alienware m18 R1
Chi Mei 180JME, IPS, 1920x1200, 18.00
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
AUO45A8 (B180QAN01.2), IPS, 2560x1600, 18.00
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
AU Optronics B180QAN01.0, IPS, 2560x1600, 18.00
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
AU Optronics B180ZAN01.0, Mini-LED, 3840x2400, 18.00
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NE180QDM-NZ2, IPS, 2560x1600, 18.00
Display
-1%
-1%
1%
-3%
-2%
-3%
Display P3 Coverage
99.9
98.5
-1%
97.7
-2%
99.8
0%
96.9
-3%
98.1
-2%
97.2
-3%
sRGB Coverage
100
99.7
0%
100
0%
100
0%
99.8
0%
99.8
0%
99.9
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
90
88.7
-1%
89.8
0%
91.8
2%
85.3
-5%
86.2
-4%
84.9
-6%
Response Times
44%
41%
-28%
45%
-230%
37%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
12 ?(8, 4)
2.8 ?(1.2, 1.6)
77%
3 ?(1.5, 1.5)
75%
7.6 ?(4.4, 3.2)
37%
4.2 ?(2.1, 2.1)
65%
8.6 ?(4.2, 4.4)
28%
5.41 ?(2.57, 2.84)
55%
Response Time Black / White *
10.7 ?(7.6, 3.1)
9.6 ?(4.9, 4.7)
10%
9.9 ?(5.4, 4.5)
7%
17.8 ?(15.6, 2.2)
-66%
8 ?(3.8, 4.2)
25%
81.8 ?(76, 5.8)
-664%
8.62 ?(3.68, 4.94, n)
19%
PWM Frequency
5733 ?(94)
2509
-56%
2592 ?(100)
-55%
Screen
-42%
-64%
-114%
-142%
-85%
-211%
Brightness middle
937
319.6
-66%
372.8
-60%
360
-62%
549.6
-41%
467.5
-50%
490
-48%
Brightness
934
304
-67%
367
-61%
355
-62%
524
-44%
459
-51%
468
-50%
Brightness Distribution
89
87
-2%
97
9%
92
3%
89
0%
90
1%
86
-3%
Black Level *
0.066
0.25
-279%
0.32
-385%
0.21
-218%
0.53
-703%
0.54
-718%
Contrast
14197
1278
-91%
1165
-92%
1714
-88%
1037
-93%
907
-94%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.52
1.22
20%
1.92
-26%
3.82
-151%
3.32
-118%
3.77
-148%
4.97
-227%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.82
3.1
-10%
3.65
-29%
7.38
-162%
6.63
-135%
6.12
-117%
11.02
-291%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.21
0.47
61%
0.51
58%
2.24
-85%
2.7
-123%
2.94
-143%
2.97
-145%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.7
0.8
53%
1.5
12%
5.06
-198%
2
-18%
3.2
-88%
7.2
-324%
Gamma
2.042 108%
2.23 99%
2.34 94%
2.52 87%
2.29 96%
2.43 91%
2.161 102%
CCT
6578 99%
6471 100%
6607 98%
5657 115%
6319 103%
6478 100%
6515 100%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
0% / -21%
-8% / -35%
-47% / -74%
-33% / -85%
-106% / -99%
-59% / -131%

* ... smaller is better

Color accuracy is a given with the sRGB and DCI-P3 color spaces covered completely and the Adobe RGB color space to 90%. Thanks to the Pantone certification, the color reproduction is already very good in the state of delivery, and with a deviation of 1.52 the target of DeltaE < 3 is reached. While an additional calibration still achieves a slight improvement, this primarily concerns a more balanced grayscale. 

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2024 vs sRGB
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2024 vs sRGB
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2024 vs AdobeRGB
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2024 vs AdobeRGB
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2024 vs DCI-P3
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2024 vs DCI-P3

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
10.7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.6 ms rise
↘ 3.1 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 23 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
12 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 19 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34 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 detected 5733 Hz
≤ 94 cd/m² brightness

The display backlight flickers at 5733 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 94 cd/m² and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 5733 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

Flickering occurs at relatively low brightness settings, so extended use at this brightness setting or lower can cause eyestrain.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18224 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

0% brightness
0% brightness
20% brightness
20% brightness
40% brightness
40% brightness
60% brightness
60% brightness
80% brightness
80% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

The IPS panel has stable viewing angles and can be read from almost any angle. The high maximum brightness also allows for reading the screen contents outdoors.

The Scar 18 outdoors
The Scar 18 outdoors
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - The Scar 18 offers high-end hardware

The Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 is a high-end laptop in the 18-inch format. The necessary computing performance is delivered by Raptor Lake Refresh and Ada Lovelace hardware. Prices start from 3,600 Euros (~$3,878), and our current test unit is available for about 4,500 Euros (~$4,848).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
Nvidia Systeminfo
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
 
 

Test Conditions

Three power modes preconfigured by Asus are available (see table), and you can switch between them using the Fn + F5 key combination. We use "Performance" for our benchmarks and "Silent" for our battery tests. The GPU mode is set to "Standard". The control center ("Armory Crate") of the laptop allows creating individual profiles ("Manual") including setting the Power Limits, the Dynamic Boost, and the fan curves.

Performance Turbo Silent
Power Limit 1 (HWInfo) 110 Watt 175 Watt 65 Watt
Power Limit 2 (HWInfo) 120 Watt 175 Watt 100 Watt
Noise (The Witcher 3) 50 dB(A) 56 dB(A) 35 dB(A)
Performance (The Witcher 3) ~188 fps ~183 fps ~68 fps
Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate
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Processor

The 24 CPU cores (8P + 16E = 32 threads) of the Core i9-14900HX (Raptor Lake) reach maximum clock speeds of 5.8 GHz (P cores) and 4.1 GHz (E cores). The CPU responds to constant multithread load (CB15 Loop) with a Turbo speed that remains constantly high. You can find more information on the Core i9 in our analysis.

The selection of the power profile only influences the single-thread performance to a limited sense but has more influence on the multithread performance. Selecting "Performance" results in benchmark values that are below the CPU average determined so far, while "Turbo" increases the results slightly above the average. The single-thread performance, which is more relevant in everyday operation, ranges at the same level in mains and in battery operation, but the multithread performance drops significantly in battery operation.

Multithread (mains operation)
Multithread (mains operation)
Single-thread (mains operation)
Single-thread (mains operation)

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

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Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024) Intel Core i9-14900HX: Ø4024 (3961.18-4098.11)
Alienware m18 R1 AMD AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX: Ø5466 (5377.07-5540.93)
Alienware m18 R1 Intel Core i9-13980HX: Ø4934 (4579.8-4989.4)
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2 Intel Core i9-13900HX: Ø4541 (4495.39-4584.53)
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG Intel Core i9-14900HX: Ø4753 (4700.35-4782.4)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W Intel Core i9-13980HX: Ø4735 (4684.94-4780.69)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024) Intel Core i9-14900HX; Turbo: Ø4413 (4296.46-4685.17)
CB15 loop (Performance)
CB15 loop (Performance)
CB15 loop (Turbo)
CB15 loop (Turbo)
CB15 loop (Silent)
CB15 loop (Silent)
CPU Performance Rating - Percent
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
83.6 pt
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
82.5 pt
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W -2!
Intel Core i9-13980HX
80.6 pt
Alienware m18 R1 -2!
Intel Core i9-13980HX
79.6 pt
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
79.1 pt
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
78.5 pt
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
78 pt
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
 
78 pt
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070 -2!
Intel Core i9-13950HX
75.1 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
56.4 pt
Cinebench R23
Multi Core
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
34613 (33896.2min - 34613.2max) Points +21%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
32601 (28888.6min - 32601.4max) Points +14%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
32428 (29693.8min - 32428.3max) Points +14%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Turbo)
31650 Points +11%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
31572 Points +11%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
30631 Points +7%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
28681 (25585.5min - 28680.9max) Points +1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (20702 - 32996, n=11)
28537 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
28516 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 34613, n=246, last 2 years)
18590 Points -35%
Single Core
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (2117 - 2232, n=11)
2188 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Turbo)
2178 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2177 Points
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2143 Points -2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2140 Points -2%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2106 Points -3%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2093 Points -4%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2076 Points -5%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
1948 Points -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 2227, n=244, last 2 years)
1783 Points -18%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Multi Core)
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
13308 Points +23%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
12423 Points +15%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Turbo)
12195 Points +13%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
12103 Points +12%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
12073 Points +12%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
11726 Points +9%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
10919 Points +1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (8427 - 12252, n=11)
10876 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
10787 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 13769, n=244, last 2 years)
7062 Points -35%
CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (810 - 859, n=11)
838 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Turbo)
834 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
833 Points
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
824 Points -1%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
823 Points -1%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
807 Points -3%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
804 Points -3%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
797 Points -4%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
747 Points -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 855, n=244, last 2 years)
687 Points -18%
Cinebench R15
CPU Multi 64Bit
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
5541 (5377.07min - 5540.93max) Points +35%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4989 (4579.8min - 4989.4max) Points +22%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
4782 (4700.35min - 4782.4max) Points +17%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4781 (4684.94min - 4780.69max) Points +17%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Turbo)
4685 Points +14%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
4585 (4495.39min - 4584.53max) Points +12%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
4481 Points +9%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (3263 - 4875, n=11)
4306 Points +5%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
4098 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 5663, n=250, last 2 years)
2941 Points -28%
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
312 Points +3%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
309 Points +2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (298 - 320, n=11)
309 Points +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Turbo)
305 Points +1%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
303 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
302 Points
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
300 Points -1%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
297 Points -2%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
295 Points -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 315, n=249, last 2 years)
264 Points -13%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 1259, n=241, last 2 years)
209 Seconds * -77%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (102 - 164, n=11)
122.7 Seconds * -4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
118 Seconds *
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
111 Seconds * +6%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Turbo)
110 Seconds * +7%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
106 Seconds * +10%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
104 Seconds * +12%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
103 Seconds * +13%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
97 Seconds * +18%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
87 Seconds * +26%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
140493 MIPS +23%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
129804 MIPS +13%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
123833 MIPS +8%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
121266 MIPS +6%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Turbo)
120112 MIPS +5%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
119590 MIPS +4%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
116665 MIPS +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
114546 MIPS
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (87555 - 127108, n=11)
110815 MIPS -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 140932, n=241, last 2 years)
73671 MIPS -36%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
7381 MIPS +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Turbo)
7180 MIPS 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
7172 MIPS
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (6504 - 7405, n=11)
7146 MIPS 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
7084 MIPS -1%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
6977 MIPS -3%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
6889 MIPS -4%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
6880 MIPS -4%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
6504 MIPS -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 7581, n=242, last 2 years)
6029 MIPS -16%
Geekbench 6.2
Multi-Core
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (6.2.1, Turbo)
18256 Points +3%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
18014 Points +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (6.2.1)
17695 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (15849 - 18643, n=11)
17298 Points -2%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX (6.2.1)
16652 Points -6%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
16316 Points -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (8714 - 18256, n=57, last 2 years)
13796 Points -22%
Single-Core
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (6.2.1, Turbo)
3016 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (6.2.1)
2999 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (2800 - 3095, n=11)
2996 Points 0%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2892 Points -4%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
2876 Points -4%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX (6.2.1)
2843 Points -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2028 - 3095, n=57, last 2 years)
2636 Points -12%
Geekbench 5.5
Multi-Core
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
22200 Points +11%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Turbo)
21335 Points +7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
20847 Points +4%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
20566 Points +3%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
20036 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
19975 Points
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
19802 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (17082 - 21606, n=11)
19615 Points -2%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
19137 Points -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 22200, n=247, last 2 years)
13067 Points -35%
Single-Core
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (2053 - 2184, n=11)
2128 Points 0%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
2124 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Turbo)
2121 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2118 Points
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2099 Points -1%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2098 Points -1%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2062 Points -3%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2054 Points -3%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2035 Points -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 2168, n=247, last 2 years)
1782 Points -16%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
37.5 fps +28%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
33.4 fps +14%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
33.1 fps +13%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Turbo)
32.9 fps +13%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
31 fps +6%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
30.9 fps +6%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
30.7 fps +5%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
29.2 fps
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (22.7 - 34.4, n=11)
29 fps -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 37.6, n=245, last 2 years)
20.3 fps -30%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
49.5 s * -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.8 - 332, n=239, last 2 years)
49.4 s * -13%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
46.7 s * -7%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX (6.3.4.2)
46.2 s * -5%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (39.2 - 53.1, n=11)
44.8 s * -2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (6.3.4.2)
43.8 s *
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
43.4 s * +1%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX (6.3.4.2)
41.8 s * +5%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (6.3.4.2, Turbo)
39.2 s * +11%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
36 s * +18%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 4.47, n=242, last 2 years)
0.4761 sec * -21%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
0.4145 sec * -5%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX
0.3997 sec * -1%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX
0.3955 sec * -0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
0.3944 sec *
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
0.3931 sec * -0%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX
0.3919 sec * +1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (0.3609 - 0.3955, n=11)
0.3798 sec * +4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
0.3793 sec * +4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX (Turbo)
0.3792 sec * +4%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
302 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
4098 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
277 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Performance Rating
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
92.9 pt
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
65.5 pt
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
64.5 pt
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
62.3 pt
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
61.7 pt
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
60.9 pt
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
58.6 pt
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
58.2 pt
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
 
56 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
41.2 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M (v6.85.6300)
60169 KRay/s +136%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
29553 KRay/s +16%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
29351 KRay/s +15%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
28701 KRay/s +13%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
27414 KRay/s +8%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600, Turbo)
27406 KRay/s +8%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
25949 KRay/s +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
25444 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (17244 - 29351, n=10)
24430 KRay/s -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2585 - 60169, n=238, last 2 years)
17249 KRay/s -32%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M (v6.85.6300)
252486 Points +96%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
148888 Points +16%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
148168 Points +15%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
138190 Points +7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600, Turbo)
137973 Points +7%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
137015 Points +6%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
129286 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
128826 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (88537 - 148888, n=10)
123153 Points -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (12439 - 252486, n=238, last 2 years)
86589 Points -33%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M (v6.85.6300)
10389 MB/s +67%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
7229 MB/s +17%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
7142 MB/s +15%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
6949 MB/s +12%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
6889 MB/s +11%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600, Turbo)
6594 MB/s +6%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
6338 MB/s +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
6204 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (4267 - 7229, n=10)
5969 MB/s -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 10389, n=238, last 2 years)
4082 MB/s -34%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M (v6.85.6300)
200651 Points +42%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
148773 Points +5%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
141758 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
141681 Points
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600, Turbo)
141643 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
141427 Points 0%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
137876 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (118405 - 148773, n=10)
136603 Points -4%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
135396 Points -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 200651, n=238, last 2 years)
106458 Points -25%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M (v6.85.6300)
32988 Points +105%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
18256 Points +13%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
17117 Points +6%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
16656 Points +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600, Turbo)
16541 Points +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
16121 Points
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
16073 Points 0%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
16046 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (12217 - 18256, n=10)
15135 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 32988, n=238, last 2 years)
11746 Points -27%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M (v6.85.6300)
134044 Points +110%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
73758 Points +16%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
72355 Points +14%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
70739 Points +11%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
68687 Points +8%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600, Turbo)
67621 Points +6%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
64736 Points +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
63748 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (43302 - 72355, n=10)
60738 Points -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (7135 - 134044, n=238, last 2 years)
44850 Points -30%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
237881 MB/s +95%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M (v6.85.6300)
149040 MB/s +22%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
138830 MB/s +14%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
136520 MB/s +12%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
134166 MB/s +10%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600, Turbo)
130469 MB/s +7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
122250 MB/s
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
122159 MB/s 0%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (86964 - 138830, n=10)
117464 MB/s -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (18146 - 328679, n=238, last 2 years)
103805 MB/s -15%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M (v6.85.6300)
2409 MB/s +35%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
2149 MB/s +20%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
2030 MB/s +13%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
2003 MB/s +12%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
1913 MB/s +7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600, Turbo)
1911 MB/s +7%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
1829 MB/s +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
1789 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (1265 - 2149, n=10)
1755 MB/s -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 2409, n=238, last 2 years)
1151 MB/s -36%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M (v6.85.6300)
31796 KRay/s +134%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
16325 KRay/s +20%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
16104 KRay/s +18%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
15540 KRay/s +14%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
15014 KRay/s +10%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600, Turbo)
14719 KRay/s +8%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
14066 KRay/s +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
13608 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (9170 - 16104, n=10)
13231 KRay/s -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (1437 - 31796, n=238, last 2 years)
9373 KRay/s -31%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
52949 MPixel/s +7%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
50394 MPixel/s +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
49710 MPixel/s
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600, Turbo)
49709 MPixel/s 0%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
49634 MPixel/s 0%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (33960 - 49710, n=10)
47781 MPixel/s -4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
44016 MPixel/s -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (8341 - 60161, n=239, last 2 years)
35595 MPixel/s -28%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M (v6.85.6300)
34957 MPixel/s -30%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.92.6600)
33960 MPixel/s -32%

System Performance

The smoothly running system doesn't show any lack in computing performance, and the laptop handles gaming, rendering, and other tasks flawlessly. The transfer rates of the working memory range at a normal level for DDR5-5600 RAM.

The working memory runs in dual-channel mode.
The working memory runs in dual-channel mode.
PCMark 10 / Score
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
9852 Points +12%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
8968 Points +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB
8801 Points
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
8764 Points 0%
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
8758 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (8401 - 8968, n=5)
8736 Points -1%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8549 Points -3%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7609 Points -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (4477 - 9852, n=208, last 2 years)
7518 Points -15%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
12334 Points +8%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
11683 Points +3%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
11628 Points +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB
11394 Points
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
11242 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (10871 - 11628, n=5)
11183 Points -2%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10982 Points -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (7334 - 12334, n=207, last 2 years)
10658 Points -6%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
11388 Points +8%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (10225 - 11759, n=5)
10866 Points +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB
10528 Points
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10488 Points 0%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
10225 Points -3%
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
10125 Points -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (6161 - 11833, n=207, last 2 years)
9669 Points -8%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
9645 Points -8%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
18475 Points +20%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
16462 Points +7%
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
16012 Points +4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB
15421 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (13219 - 16462, n=5)
14936 Points -3%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
14720 Points -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (5288 - 18475, n=207, last 2 years)
11278 Points -27%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
10611 Points -31%
CrossMark / Overall
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB
2208 Points
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2194 Points -1%
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2176 Points -1%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2127 Points -4%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1877 - 2208, n=5)
2110 Points -4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
2080 Points -6%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1929 Points -13%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
1877 Points -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (974 - 2295, n=171, last 2 years)
1863 Points -16%
CrossMark / Productivity
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2059 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB
2055 Points
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2005 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1738 - 2070, n=5)
1973 Points -4%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1969 Points -4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
1909 Points -7%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1793 Points -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (907 - 2166, n=171, last 2 years)
1778 Points -13%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
1738 Points -15%
CrossMark / Creativity
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB
2478 Points
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2469 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
2455 Points -1%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2411 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (2195 - 2543, n=5)
2391 Points -4%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2390 Points -4%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
2212 Points -11%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
2195 Points -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (1027 - 2514, n=171, last 2 years)
2019 Points -19%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1998 Points +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB
1944 Points
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1904 Points -2%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1891 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1478 - 1944, n=5)
1782 Points -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (1029 - 2275, n=171, last 2 years)
1697 Points -13%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
1634 Points -16%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1594 Points -18%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
1478 Points -24%
WebXPRT 3 / Overall
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
387 Points +20%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
346 Points +7%
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
338 Points +5%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
337 Points +5%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
327 Points +2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (322 - 330, n=4)
326 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB
322 Points
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
320 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (187.3 - 480, n=205, last 2 years)
297 Points -8%
WebXPRT 4 / Overall
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
318 Points +5%
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
306 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB
304 Points
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
302 Points -1%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
295 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (287 - 304, n=3)
295 Points -3%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
287 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (157.9 - 328, n=150, last 2 years)
261 Points -14%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 / Total
Average of class Gaming
  (421 - 882, n=218, last 2 years)
528 ms * -18%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
461 ms * -3%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
459 ms * -2%
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
456 ms * -2%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
456 ms * -2%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
452 ms * -1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB
449 ms *
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (437 - 452, n=4)
447 ms * -0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
446 ms * +1%

* ... smaller is better

PCMark 10 Score
8801 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
83392 MB/s
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
80776 MB/s -3%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
78590 MB/s -6%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
77096 MB/s -8%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (56992 - 83392, n=10)
76854 MB/s -8%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
67561 MB/s -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (18074 - 89414, n=238, last 2 years)
57704 MB/s -31%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
56992 MB/s -32%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
51423 MB/s -38%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
89096 MB/s +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
86788 MB/s
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
86406 MB/s 0%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
86207 MB/s -1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (54443 - 86788, n=10)
82869 MB/s -5%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
74518 MB/s -14%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
61564 MB/s -29%
Average of class Gaming
  (20318 - 89096, n=238, last 2 years)
61412 MB/s -29%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
54443 MB/s -37%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
79917 MB/s +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
77534 MB/s
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
75814 MB/s -2%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
75736 MB/s -2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (51387 - 78199, n=10)
74427 MB/s -4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
67449 MB/s -13%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
61092 MB/s -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (15975 - 103259, n=238, last 2 years)
59962 MB/s -23%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
51387 MB/s -34%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
105 ns * -27%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Radeon RX 7900M
91.3 ns * -10%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
89.3 ns * -8%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (80.9 - 105, n=10)
85.2 ns * -3%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
84.5 ns * -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (76.2 - 140, n=235, last 2 years)
84.4 ns * -2%
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
83.2 ns * -0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
82.8 ns *
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
79.4 ns * +4%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

The standardized Latency Monitor test (with web surfing, 4k video reproduction, and Prime95 high load) reveals some conspicuous behavior, and the system doesn't appear to be suited for real-time video and audio processing. Future software updates could bring some improvements or might even make things worse.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Acer Predator Helios 18 N23Q2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8290.5 μs * -642%
Alienware m18 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2669.6 μs * -139%
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB (RAID 0)
2384.5 μs * -113%
Razer Blade 18 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1169.3 μs * -5%
Alienware m18 R1 AMD
Radeon RX 7900M, R9 7945HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1155.8 μs * -3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB
1117.4 μs *
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
1095 μs * +2%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

The Scar 18 can accept a total of two PCIe 4 SSDs in the M.2-2280 format, with RAID-0 also being supported. The 2-TB Samsung SSD of our test unit delivers excellent data rates. Another positive aspect is the lack of any thermally caused throttling.

A PCIe 4 SSD serves as the system drive.
A PCIe 4 SSD serves as the system drive.
There is space for a second SSD.
There is space for a second SSD.
Samsung PM9A1a MZVL22T0HDLB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7069 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5266 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 720.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 554.3 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 4233 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 4449 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 83.15 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 230.9 MB/s