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Dell Alienware m17 R2 Laptop Review: Making Core i9 Worthwhile

All about performance. The redesigned Alienware m17 R2 crams both a Core i9-9980HK CPU and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU in the thinnest chassis yet for the venerable series. We had anticipated lukewarm performance to keep thermals in check, but the system surprised us with its faster-than-average speeds even for a high-end gaming laptop.

The Alienware m17 R2 was unveiled just six months after the launch of the Alienware m17 R1. Unlike the older Alienware 17 series, the m17 series focuses on thinner and lighter designs to better compete in the increasingly popular thin gaming laptop space.

The m17 R2 ditches the m17 R1 design in favor of a new one derived from the larger Alienware Area-51m. It is essentially the 17.3-inch version of the 15.6-inch Alienware m15 R2 and so we recommend checking out our existing review on the m15 R2 as many of our comments apply here as well.

Current SKUs range from the Core i5-9300H to the Core i9-9980HK CPU and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti to the RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. Display resolution and RAM are fixed at 1080p and up to 16 GB, respectively. Prices start at $1350 up to almost $4000 USD like the configuration we have here today.

Direct competitors to the Alienware m17 R2 include other thin 17.3-inch gaming laptops like the Asus ROG Strix GL704, MSI GS75, Acer Predator Helios 700, Lenovo Legion Y740-17, Razer Blade Pro 17, and the Gigabyte Aorus 17.

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Alienware m17 R2 P41E (m17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-9980HK 8 x 2.4 - 5 GHz, Coffee Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 990 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR6, 442.19, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, Soldered, DDR4, 1333.3 MHz, 19-19-19-43, Dual-Channel
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, Chi Mei 173HCE, CMN175F, IPS, Dell P/N: 8TV4Y, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0), 1024 GB 
Soundcard
NVIDIA TU104 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo
Networking
Killer E3000 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20.5 x 399.8 x 295.5 ( = 0.81 x 15.74 x 11.63 in)
Battery
76 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Alienware Command Center, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.586 kg ( = 91.22 oz / 5.7 pounds), Power Supply: 940 g ( = 33.16 oz / 2.07 pounds)
Price
3900 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84 %
02/2020
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
i9-9980HK, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
2.6 kg20.5 mm17.3"1920x1080
83 %
06/2019
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
2.3 kg18.9 mm17.3"1920x1080
88 %
06/2019
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
2.8 kg19.9 mm17.3"1920x1080
86 %
09/2019
Gigabyte Aero 17 XA RP77
i9-9980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
2.5 kg21.4 mm17.3"3840x2160
86 %
02/2019
Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704GW
i7-8750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
2.9 kg26.4 mm17.3"1920x1080

Case

Dell has dropped the older Alienware 17 design for the newer "Legend" design inspired by the latest Alienware desktops and the recent Alienware Area-51m laptop. Visually, it feels like the breath of fresh air that the series needed as the older Alienware 17 R1 to R5 design overstayed its welcome in the face of newer and sleeker competitors. The new look is more modern without dropping the unique visual appeal that Alienware devices are known for.

While it's significantly lighter and smaller than the Alienware 17 R5, the Alienware m17 R2 skeleton is more flexible as a result. Minor warping and creaking are present when attempting to twist the base and lid. It's still sturdier than the MSI GS75, but we wouldn't say it's more rigid than the Asus ROG Strix GL704 or Razer Blade Pro 17.

Overall weight and size are quite similar to last year's Alienware m17 R1 despite the top-to-bottom redesign. The new model is slightly thinner and smaller than its predecessor albeit not by significant margins. When compared to most other 17.3-inch laptops, however, the m17 R2 has is noticeably longer in width due to its extended rear ventilation grilles. This approach allows for faster-than-average performance albeit not without some drawbacks as we will note below.

Same design and materials as the 15.6-inch Alienware m15 R2
Same design and materials as the 15.6-inch Alienware m15 R2
Alienware logo is the Power button. Unfortunately, it does not double as a fingerprint reader
Alienware logo is the Power button. Unfortunately, it does not double as a fingerprint reader
Same Noble Lock cable feature as found on Dell Latitude laptops
Same Noble Lock cable feature as found on Dell Latitude laptops
Large ventilation grilles along the rear and both edges
Large ventilation grilles along the rear and both edges
Customizeable AlienFX RGB LED ring along the rear
Customizeable AlienFX RGB LED ring along the rear
Large jet engine-like rear improves cooling at the cost of size and weight
Large jet engine-like rear improves cooling at the cost of size and weight
Magnesium alloy inner skeleton with plastic over metal
Magnesium alloy inner skeleton with plastic over metal
Dell says the hexagonal grilles maximize rigidity and airflow
Dell says the hexagonal grilles maximize rigidity and airflow
402.6 mm / 15.9 inch 319.2 mm / 12.6 inch 42 mm / 1.654 inch 3.9 kg8.53 lbs410 mm / 16.1 inch 292.5 mm / 11.5 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.6 kg5.8 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 273 mm / 10.7 inch 26.4 mm / 1.039 inch 2.9 kg6.37 lbs399.8 mm / 15.7 inch 295.5 mm / 11.6 inch 20.5 mm / 0.807 inch 2.6 kg5.7 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 270 mm / 10.6 inch 21.4 mm / 0.843 inch 2.5 kg5.51 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 2.3 kg5.03 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.8 kg6.06 lbs

Connectivity

Port options remain identical to the last generation Alienware m17 R1. This is good because it means Dell hasn't dropped any ports gen-to-gen, but it's also bad because users aren't gaining anything new, either. Of particular note is the proprietary Alienware Graphics Amplifier port to support the Alienware Graphics Amplifier dock. Its usefulness here is debatable since the included Thunderbolt 3 port can support most eGPU docks already.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right:  2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
Right: 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
Rear: HDMI 2.0b, mini-DisplayPort 1.4, USB Type-C + Thunderbolt 3, Alienware Graphics Amplifier, AC adapter
Rear: HDMI 2.0b, mini-DisplayPort 1.4, USB Type-C + Thunderbolt 3, Alienware Graphics Amplifier, AC adapter
Left: Noble Lock, 2.5 Gbps RJ-45, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, 3.5 mm combo audio
Left: Noble Lock, 2.5 Gbps RJ-45, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, 3.5 mm combo audio

Communication

All current SKUs come with either the Intel 8265 or Killer AX1650 for Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, respectively. The latter offers additional software features and is able to offer over two times the real-world transfer rates of the former provided that you have a Wi-Fi 6 router. SInce our unit is equipped with the lesser Intel 8265, we're able to record average transfer rates between 500 Mbps and 650 Mbps when connected to a Netgear RAX200 router.

Soldered M.2 1216 Wi-Fi module. The Killer AX1650 version comes with special Killer software and features
Soldered M.2 1216 Wi-Fi module. The Killer AX1650 version comes with special Killer software and features
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1282 (1203min - 1358max) MBit/s ∼100% +101%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
638 (625min - 645max) MBit/s ∼50%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1563 (1461min - 1779max) MBit/s ∼100% +215%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
496 (459min - 531max) MBit/s ∼32%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø637 (625-645)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø502 (459-531)

Webcam

ColorChecker
7 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
10 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
4 ∆E
18 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
21.6 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
16 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Alienware m17 R2 P41E: 12.21 ∆E min: 4.02 - max: 21.59 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom panel comes off easily with just a Philips screwdriver. Nonetheless, upgrade options are fewer than on the older Alienware m17 R1. Both RAM and WLAN are soldered while 2.5-inch SATA III options have been dropped in contrast to the last generation model. The only easily accessible components are the battery and two M.2 bays as a result.

Eagle-eyed users will notice that the motherboard here has a lot in common with the Alienware m15 R2 motherboard.

Alienware m17 R2. Bottom panel is secured by 8 screws
Alienware m17 R2. Bottom panel is secured by 8 screws
Alienware m17 R1 for comparison
Alienware m17 R1 for comparison

Accessories and Warranty

There are no included extras in the box other than the AC adapter and some paper manuals. The standard one-year limited warranty applies with options to extend up to four years. Dell's warranty services are more expansive than those from smaller makers like MSI, Asus, or Gigabyte.

Input Devices

Keyboard

Dell has revamped the keyboard when compared to the older Alienware m17 R1. The NumPad and Arrow keys in particular are now larger and not as cramped to use. Per-key RGB lighting comes standard whereas the m17 R1 was limited to four-zone RGB lighting only. Keys feel crisper when pressed with quieter clatter and deeper travel than on most Ultrabook keyboards. The keyboards on the Razer Blade Pro 17 and Asus Zephyrus series, for example, feel lighter with weaker feedback. This is one of our favorite gaming laptop keyboards for long typing sessions alongside the MSI SteelSeries keyboards.

Touchpad

We criticized the Alienware m17 R1 for having the exact same size clickpad as the Alienware m15 R1 even though the latter is a smaller 15.6-inch system. Fortunately, Dell has addressed this by integrating a larger (10 x 8 cm) clickpad for the Alienware m17 R2. The larger surface area makes multi-touch inputs easier than every Alienware laptop that has came before it. Scrolling is smooth with no cursor jumping and almost no sticking regardless of movement speed.

The integrated mouse keys are shallow in travel with moderate feedback when pressed. There is a loud audible click that makes the integrated keys more satisfying to use. This is one of the better clickpads we've seen with no dedicated mouse buttons. Still, the older Alienware 17 series had dedicated mouse keys for more accurate dragging and dropping.

Keyboard has changed in size and layout from the older Alienware m17 R1
Keyboard has changed in size and layout from the older Alienware m17 R1
The white surface hides fingerprints better than the usual black clickpad on most other laptops
The white surface hides fingerprints better than the usual black clickpad on most other laptops
Keys are firm in feedback with light-moderate clatter save for the louder Enter and Space keys
Keys are firm in feedback with light-moderate clatter save for the louder Enter and Space keys
NumPad keys are the same size as the QWERTY keys. The Arrow keys are still smaller
NumPad keys are the same size as the QWERTY keys. The Arrow keys are still smaller

Display

HWiNFO identifies a Chi Mei 173HCE panel with a CMN175F controller and an 8TV4Y Dell part number. The MSI GS75 9SG comes with a 144 Hz Chi Mei panel as well and so the two laptops share similar attributes including the fast response times, respectable contrast ratios, and full sRGB coverage. Interestingly, Dell has removed any 4K UHD options across the Alienware m17 R2 lineup even though they were present on the older m17 R1.

Text and images appear crisp and almost glossy-like unlike most other matte panels where graininess is not uncommon. The combination of a fast 144 Hz refresh rate with fast black-white and gray-gray response times gives a high quality impression that's reflective of a high-end machine.

All SKUs are fixed at 1080p with either 60 Hz or 144 Hz options
All SKUs are fixed at 1080p with either 60 Hz or 144 Hz options
The optional Tobii eye-tracking camera is along the bottom bezel
The optional Tobii eye-tracking camera is along the bottom bezel
No glossy or touchscreen options
No glossy or touchscreen options
Narrow side bezels aren't quite as narrow as on the Razer Blade Pro 17
Narrow side bezels aren't quite as narrow as on the Razer Blade Pro 17
Matte subpixel array
Matte subpixel array
Minor uneven backlight bleeding along the top corners
Minor uneven backlight bleeding along the top corners
350.2
cd/m²
385.6
cd/m²
355.9
cd/m²
347.7
cd/m²
384.2
cd/m²
346.9
cd/m²
347.8
cd/m²
347.3
cd/m²
345.4
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei 173HCE, CMN175F
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 385.6 cd/m² Average: 356.8 cd/m² Minimum: 20 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Contrast: 1325:1 (Black: 0.29 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.35 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 1.42
ΔE Greyscale 1.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6
98.5% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 65.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.23
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Chi Mei 173HCE, CMN175F, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Alienware m17 P37E
AU Optronics B173ZAN01.0, IPS, 17.3, 3840x2160
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
Chi Mei N173HCE-G33 (CMN175C), IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
AU Optronics B173HAN04.0, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Gigabyte Aero 17 XA RP77
AU Optronics B173ZAN03.2, IPS, 17.3, 3840x2160
Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704GW
B173HAN04.0 (AUO409D), AHVA, 17.3, 1920x1080
Response Times
-133%
21%
36%
-173%
-3%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
17.2 (8.8, 8.4)
35.6 (19.6, 16)
-107%
7.2 (3.8, 3.4)
58%
6.8 (3.4, 3.4)
60%
45.6 (24.4, 21.2)
-165%
17.6 (8.4, 9.2)
-2%
Response Time Black / White *
10.8 (6, 4.8)
28 (16, 12)
-159%
10 (5.2, 4.8)
7%
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
11%
30.4 (16.4, 14)
-181%
11.2 (6.8, 4.4)
-4%
PWM Frequency
26320 (25)
25510 (17)
-3%
Screen
-110%
-4%
-46%
-24%
-40%
Brightness middle
384.2
357.9
-7%
366
-5%
299.3
-22%
667.3
74%
295
-23%
Brightness
357
347
-3%
343
-4%
294
-18%
633
77%
291
-18%
Brightness Distribution
90
94
4%
91
1%
94
4%
90
0%
96
7%
Black Level *
0.29
0.33
-14%
0.29
-0%
0.29
-0%
0.46
-59%
0.24
17%
Contrast
1325
1085
-18%
1262
-5%
1032
-22%
1451
10%
1229
-7%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.35
6.57
-387%
1.51
-12%
2.55
-89%
3.53
-161%
3.2
-137%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
3.45
9.86
-186%
3.22
7%
4.73
-37%
6.88
-99%
6.64
-92%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.42
6.74
-375%
0.71
50%
2.9
-104%
3.79
-167%
2.52
-77%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.2
4.3
-258%
1.93
-61%
3.5
-192%
0.9
25%
2.16
-80%
Gamma
2.23 99%
2.6 85%
2.38 92%
2.28 96%
2.17 101%
2.46 89%
CCT
6580 99%
6403 102%
6881 94%
7101 92%
6533 99%
6872 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
65.5
88.4
35%
60
-8%
57
-13%
87.1
33%
57
-13%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98.5
100
2%
94
-5%
88.7
-10%
100
2%
87
-12%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-122% / -113%
9% / 1%
-5% / -33%
-99% / -47%
-22% / -34%

* ... smaller is better

Color space covers approximately 99 percent and 66 percent of the sRGB and AdobeRGB standards, respectively, to be similar to almost every other high refresh rate panel found on other gaming laptops. The notable exception is the 120 Hz 4K UHD panel that promises full AdobeRGB coverage as found on the Razer Blade Pro 17. Sharp IGZO and OLED panels also offer deeper colors than our Alienware unit albeit at slower response times or refresh rates.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Further measurements with an X-Rite colorimeter reveal a well-calibrated display out of the box. Average DeltaE grayscale and color values sit at just 1.2 and 1.12, respectively, and our attempt to calibrate the display even further would result in no significant changes.

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
10.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 4.8 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
17.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8.8 ms rise
↘ 8.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 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 (38.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 26320 Hz ≤ 25 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 26320 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 25 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 26320 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9599 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility and viewing angles are not any better or worse than on the older Alienware m17 R1 since brightness and contrast have not changed significantly. 17.3-inch gaming laptops generally aren't designed to be used outdoors frequently and the m17 R2 is no different. If you happen to need a powerful 17.3-inch laptop primarily for outdoor use, then the Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR and its super-bright 650-nit display should fill the niche.

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

Performance

Dell likes to offer a wider range of CPU and GPU options when compared to other OEMs to appeal to both mid-range and enthusiast gamers. Keep in mind that system RAM is soldered up to a maximum of 16 GB DDR4-2666 only whereas most other 17.3-inch gaming laptops — including Dell's own Alienware m17 R1 — top out at 32 GB or 64 GB. Dell says it is looking into offering 32 GB SKUs in the near future.

Nvidia Optimus comes standard for automatic graphics switching. LatencyMon showed DPC latency issues during our first run, but subsequent runs returned no dropouts.

 

Processor

CPU performance is excellent despite our reserves about the performance of an unlocked Core i9 processor in a thin chassis. In fact, of the twelve Core i9-9980HK laptops we've tested thus far, our Alienware comes out to be 7 to 14 percent faster than the average according to CineBench Multi-Thread tests. The 2019 Apple MacBook Pro 15 is almost 25 percent slower in multi-threaded loads even though it uses the exact same octa-core Core i9-9980HK CPU.

Performance sustainability is excellent as well. When running CineBench R15 Multi-Thread in a loop, we can observe a performance dip of only 4 percent over time. Opting for the less expensive hexa-core Core i7-9750H SKU will net a 40 percent drop in processor performance.

See our dedicated page on the Core i9-9980HK for more technical information and benchmarks.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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Alienware m17 R2 P41E GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, 2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0); CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1640 (1625.22-1699.96)
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1496 (1486.55-1622.78)
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 20 Radeon Pro Vega 20, i9-9980HK, Apple SSD AP1024; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1308 (1257.47-1327.02)
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900KS, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1835 (1810.86-1981.87)
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
509 Points ∼86% +6%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
498 Points ∼84% +4%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 20
Intel Core i9-9980HK
481 Points ∼81% +1%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Core i9-9980HK
478 Points ∼81%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
474 Points ∼80% -1%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK
  (431 - 505, n=10)
471 Points ∼79% -1%
Alienware m15 R2 P87F
Intel Core i7-9750H
429 Points ∼72% -10%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
418 Points ∼70% -13%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H
409 Points ∼69% -14%
Razer Blade Stealth i7-1065G7 Iris Plus
Intel Core i7-1065G7
388 Points ∼65% -19%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
352 Points ∼59% -26%
CPU (Multi Core)
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
4463 Points ∼45% +8%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Core i9-9980HK
4136 Points ∼41%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK
  (2974 - 4150, n=10)
3530 Points ∼35% -15%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
3505 Points ∼35% -15%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 20
Intel Core i9-9980HK
3197 Points ∼32% -23%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
2924 Points ∼29% -29%
Alienware m15 R2 P87F
Intel Core i7-9750H
2429 Points ∼24% -41%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H
2142 Points ∼21% -48%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
1737 Points ∼17% -58%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
1633 Points ∼16% -61%
Razer Blade Stealth i7-1065G7 Iris Plus
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1411 Points ∼14% -66%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
215 Points ∼93% +10%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
203 Points ∼88% +4%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK
  (181 - 215, n=13)
199 Points ∼87% +2%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
198 Points ∼86% +2%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Core i9-9980HK
195 Points ∼85%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 20
Intel Core i9-9980HK
181 Points ∼79% -7%
Alienware m15 R2 P87F
Intel Core i7-9750H
179 Points ∼78% -8%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
173 Points ∼75% -11%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H
167 Points ∼73% -14%
Razer Blade Stealth i7-1065G7 Iris Plus
Intel Core i7-1065G7
149 Points ∼65% -24%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
143 Points ∼62% -27%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
1962 Points ∼45% +12%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Core i9-9980HK
1754 Points ∼40%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK
  (1327 - 1930, n=14)
1656 Points ∼38% -6%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
1623 Points ∼37% -7%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 20
Intel Core i9-9980HK
1327 Points ∼30% -24%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
1217 Points ∼28% -31%
Alienware m15 R2 P87F
Intel Core i7-9750H
1046 Points ∼24% -40%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H
1016 Points ∼23% -42%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
797 Points ∼18% -55%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
734 Points ∼17% -58%
Razer Blade Stealth i7-1065G7 Iris Plus
Intel Core i7-1065G7
676 Points ∼15% -61%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
2.43 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK
  (2.25 - 2.4, n=3)
2.31 Points ∼90%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
22.31 Points ∼51%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK
  (14.8 - 18, n=3)
16.7 Points ∼38%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
50462 Points ∼77%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK
  (39440 - 50439, n=4)
44697 Points ∼68%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
36591 Points ∼56%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
19290 Points ∼30%
Rendering Single 32Bit
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK
  (7709 - 9734, n=4)
8346 Points ∼77%
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
8143 Points ∼75%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
7735 Points ∼71%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4527 Points ∼42%
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK
  (110 - 120, n=2)
115 s * ∼1%
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
93.79 s * ∼1%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
138.64 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1754 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
195 Points
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System Performance

PCMark benchmarks are where we expect them to be save for the poor Digital Content Creation score. Annoyingly, UL has yet to incorporate discrete graphics for this particular benchmark making it unreliable for gauging the photo and video editing capabilities of Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH Review: Gaming bolide gets high marks for its great power delivery and low heat developmentlaptops with discrete graphics.

Strangely, waking from sleep takes abnormally long at about 7 seconds. We're able to reproduce this reliably every time we put the system to in sleep mode.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
7330 Points ∼57% +33%
Alienware m17 P37E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-8950HK, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
7325 Points ∼57% +33%
Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704GW
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7227 Points ∼56% +31%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7219 Points ∼56% +31%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, 2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
5514 Points ∼43%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
 
5514 Points ∼43% 0%
Productivity
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, 2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
8253 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
 
8253 Points ∼79% 0%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
7622 Points ∼73% -8%
Alienware m17 P37E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-8950HK, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
7599 Points ∼73% -8%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7482 Points ∼72% -9%
Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704GW
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7331 Points ∼70% -11%
Essentials
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, 2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
9933 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
 
9933 Points ∼87% 0%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
9501 Points ∼83% -4%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
9473 Points ∼83% -5%
Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704GW
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8780 Points ∼77% -12%
Alienware m17 P37E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-8950HK, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
8711 Points ∼76% -12%
Score
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
5804 Points ∼72% +5%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5734 Points ∼71% +4%
Alienware m17 P37E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-8950HK, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
5632 Points ∼69% +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704GW
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5555 Points ∼68% +1%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, 2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
5502 Points ∼68%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
 
5502 Points ∼68% 0%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, 2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
5818 Points ∼85%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
 
5818 Points ∼85% 0%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
5716 Points ∼84% -2%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5672 Points ∼83% -3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704GW
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5663 Points ∼83% -3%
Alienware m17 P37E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-8950HK, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4765 Points ∼70% -18%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704GW
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4861 Points ∼80% +11%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
4461 Points ∼73% +2%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4412 Points ∼72% +1%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, 2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
4384 Points ∼72%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
 
4384 Points ∼72% 0%
Alienware m17 P37E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-8950HK, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3812 Points ∼63% -13%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4384 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5818 points
PCMark 10 Score
5502 points
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Storage Devices

Two M.2 2280 PCIe x4 slots are available whereas most other 17.3-inch laptops have at least one 2.5-inch SATA III bay and one M.2 slot. Our test unit comes equipped with two 512 GB SK Hynix PC601 NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 configuration whereas our Alienware m17 R1 came with a single SK Hynix PC401.

Sequential read and write rates are nearly two times faster than what we recorded on the m17 R1. Even so, a single Samsung PM981 is able to offer faster average transfer rates than our RAID 0 setup as shown by the table below. It's a bit disappointing that Dell is using SK Hynix SSDs instead of faster Samsung SSDs especially at this price range.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
Copper plates to aid in SSD heat dissipation. Most other laptops do not offer any cooling at all for NVMe SSDs
Copper plates to aid in SSD heat dissipation. Most other laptops do not offer any cooling at all for NVMe SSDs
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
Alienware m17 P37E
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
Gigabyte Aero 17 XA RP77
Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704GW
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Lenovo ThinkBook 15
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
AS SSD
-23%
13%
-34%
-26%
27%
Copy Game MB/s
1532.82
647.13
-58%
1152.18
-25%
1262.9
-18%
1174.3
-23%
Copy Program MB/s
625.96
493.02
-21%
426.44
-32%
414.33
-34%
495.64
-21%
Copy ISO MB/s
1926.01
772.97
-60%
2226.35
16%
946.41
-51%
2118.32
10%
Score Total
3624
2306
-36%
4259
18%
1871
-48%
1715
-53%
4279
18%
Score Write
1447
988
-32%
1589
10%
793
-45%
942
-35%
2033
40%
Score Read
1437
895
-38%
1776
24%
718
-50%
510
-65%
1488
4%
Access Time Write *
0.107
0.053
50%
0.038
64%
0.227
-112%
0.045
58%
0.025
77%
Access Time Read *
0.051
0.047
8%
0.054
-6%
0.05
2%
0.11
-116%
0.032
37%
4K-64 Write
1137.27
775.98
-32%
1224.16
8%
533.86
-53%
726.69
-36%
1664.66
46%
4K-64 Read
1217.48
687.04
-44%
1459.72
20%
504.34
-59%
326.47
-73%
1174.61
-4%
4K Write
100.83
99.97
-1%
96.3
-4%
107.65
7%
122.81
22%
141.44
40%
4K Read
25.88
23.98
-7%
30.31
17%
32.68
26%
52.43
103%
57.05
120%
Seq Write
2093.64
1120.94
-46%
2686.95
28%
1512.07
-28%
927
-56%
2268
8%
Seq Read
1937.52
1834.8
-5%
2855
47%
1811.67
-6%
1315
-32%
2564
32%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-18%
6%
2%
-33%
6%
Write 4K
110.6
120.2
9%
95.46
-14%
169.6
53%
99.64
-10%
176.3
59%
Read 4K
41.46
44.3
7%
42.59
3%
57.97
40%
48.99
18%
48.98
18%
Write Seq
2378
1278
-46%
2851
20%
1516
-36%
972.1
-59%
1789
-25%
Read Seq
2114
1389
-34%
2696
28%
2362
12%
1515
-28%
1671
-21%
Write 4K Q32T1
445.4
436.2
-2%
402.6
-10%
481.8
8%
280.62
-37%
433.5
-3%
Read 4K Q32T1
509.3
515.3
1%
443.9
-13%
505.8
-1%
327.79
-36%
525.6
3%
Write Seq Q32T1
2735
1157
-58%
3420
25%
1530
-44%
969.7
-65%
2983.3
9%
Read Seq Q32T1
3206
2671
-17%
3514
10%
2645
-17%
1756.7
-45%
3555.1
11%
Write 4K Q8T8
1687.9
Read 4K Q8T8
1035.8
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-21% / -21%
10% / 11%
-16% / -21%
-30% / -29%
17% / 20%

* ... smaller is better

2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3206 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2735 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 509.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 445.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2114 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2378 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 41.46 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 110.6 MB/s

GPU Performance

Graphics performance is where expect it to be if not slightly faster than the average GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q in our database. 3DMark benchmarks rank our Alienware about 7 percent faster than the standard mobile RTX 2070 and only about 13 percent behind the standard mobile RTX 2080. The desktop RTX 2080 Ti is still king of the crop with its 50 to 70 percent lead over our Alienware laptop.

Gaming performance is within single-digit percentages of a standard mobile RTX 2070 as predicted by 3DMark. It's possible to reach a stable 144 FPS at 1080p on undemanding competitive titles like Overwatch and even some single-player titles with reduced graphical settings. Keep in mind that you don't have to reach 144 FPS to exploit a 144 Hz monitor.

Idling on Witcher 3 for over an hour results in steady frame rates with no recurring dips over time. We did experience a short and sudden drop to 60 FPS near the beginning of the test, but this instance was not repeatable.

See our dedicated page on the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
Port Royal
Port Royal
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
14492 Points ∼77% +71%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i7-8750H
9797 Points ∼52% +16%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
8479 Points ∼45%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H
8028 Points ∼43% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
  (6464 - 8844, n=19)
7903 Points ∼42% -7%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
6910 Points ∼37% -19%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
6606 Points ∼35% -22%
Dell G5 15 5590-P8RVW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6521 Points ∼35% -23%
Alienware 17 R5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, i7-8750H
5689 Points ∼30% -33%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
5534 Points ∼29% -35%
MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
2805 Points ∼15% -67%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
33935 Points ∼78% +52%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i7-8750H
25432 Points ∼59% +14%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
22391 Points ∼52%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H
20997 Points ∼48% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
  (18048 - 23032, n=19)
20658 Points ∼48% -8%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
20307 Points ∼47% -9%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
18055 Points ∼42% -19%
Alienware 17 R5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, i7-8750H
17792 Points ∼41% -21%
Dell G5 15 5590-P8RVW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
16606 Points ∼38% -26%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
14718 Points ∼34% -34%
MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
9537 Points ∼22% -57%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
165374 Points ∼85% +32%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H
132852 Points ∼68% +6%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
124815 Points ∼64%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
116593 Points ∼60% -7%
Alienware 17 R5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, i7-8750H
115714 Points ∼59% -7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
  (38256 - 129506, n=17)
111063 Points ∼57% -11%
Dell G5 15 5590-P8RVW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
105063 Points ∼54% -16%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
97136 Points ∼50% -22%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
88432 Points ∼45% -29%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i7-8750H
72806 Points ∼37% -42%
MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
61392 Points ∼31% -51%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
18534 Points ∼82% +24%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H
16364 Points ∼72% +10%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
14894 Points ∼66%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
12450 Points ∼55% -16%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
12192 Points ∼54% -18%
Dell G5 15 5590-P8RVW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
12014 Points ∼53% -19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
  (9212 - 14894, n=20)
11726 Points ∼52% -21%
Alienware 17 R5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, i7-8750H
11288 Points ∼50% -24%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
10020 Points ∼44% -33%
MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
9459 Points ∼42% -36%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i7-8750H
9038 Points ∼40% -39%
1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
43576 Points ∼74% +49%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i7-8750H
34897 Points ∼59% +19%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
29220 Points ∼50%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
  (23386 - 30910, n=20)
27852 Points ∼47% -5%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
27109 Points ∼46% -7%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H
25845 Points ∼44% -12%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
23734 Points ∼40% -19%
Alienware 17 R5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, i7-8750H
23414 Points ∼40% -20%
Dell G5 15 5590-P8RVW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
21427 Points ∼37% -27%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
19670 Points ∼34% -33%
MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
12193 Points ∼21% -58%
3DMark 11 Performance
23774 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
50705 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
19583 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
8604 points
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
142 fps ∼100% +43%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
109 fps ∼77% +10%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
99 fps ∼70%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
95 fps ∼67% -4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
  (71 - 105, n=8)
86.6 fps ∼61% -13%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
83 fps ∼58% -16%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
83 fps ∼58% -16%
Acer Predator Triton 700
Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
78 (64min) fps ∼55% -21%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
67 fps ∼47% -32%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
61 fps ∼43% -38%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
49 fps ∼35% -51%
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
47 fps ∼33% -53%
1280x720 Lowest Preset
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
167 fps ∼100% +18%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
146 fps ∼87% +3%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
143 fps ∼86% +1%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
142 fps ∼85%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
133 fps ∼80% -6%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
130 fps ∼78% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
  (114 - 142, n=5)
130 fps ∼78% -8%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
128 fps ∼77% -10%
Acer Predator Triton 700
Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
117 (85min) fps ∼70% -18%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
115 fps ∼69% -19%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
102 fps ∼61% -28%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
82 fps ∼49% -42%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
131 (110min - 147max) fps ∼100% +68%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
95.3 fps ∼73% +22%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
  (65.7 - 92.7, n=22)
79.2 fps ∼60% +2%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
78.4 fps ∼60% +1%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
78 fps ∼60%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
69 fps ∼53% -12%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
68.9 fps ∼53% -12%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
55.3 fps ∼42% -29%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
52.2 fps ∼40% -33%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
51.6 fps ∼39% -34%
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
36.5 fps ∼28% -53%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
36.2 fps ∼28% -54%
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