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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Florian Glaser (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 07/31/2017

June 2018 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.

We expanded the Top 10  to meet the increasing number of gaming notebooks. You can now find a list with the best high-end laptops that weigh less than 2.5 kg as well as budget gaming laptops for less than 1500 Euros. Our "classic" Gaming Top 10 (without any restrictions in terms of weight) is obviously still available.

The following table shows an overview of the top 10 gaming notebooks that we have reviewed in the previous 10 months. Upon an equal rating, newer articles are listed first. You can sort the table by clicking its headers or via text filter (e.g. "matte").

Best Gaming Notebooks as of June 2018

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
188%06/2018
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Asus Chimera G703GIAsus Chimera G703GI
Intel Core i9-8950HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
64 GB Memory, 1431 GB SSD
4.7 kg51 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
288%04/2018Gigabyte Aero 15X v8Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.1 kg18 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
388%03/2018Schenker XMG Ultra 17Schenker XMG Ultra 17
Intel Core i7-8700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 500 GB SSD
4.4 kg41 mm17.3"3840x2160matte
488%10/2017Alienware 15 R3 Max-QAlienware 15 R3 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
3.6 kg25.4 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
587%05/2018
neu!
Razer Blade 15 2018Razer Blade 15 2018
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.1 kg17.3 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
687%05/2018Aorus X5 v8Aorus X5 v8
Intel Core i7-8850H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.7 kg23 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
787%05/2018MSI GT75 8RG-090 TitanMSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
Intel Core i9-8950HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
4.6 kg58 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
887%02/2018Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.5 kg22 mm13.3"1920x1080matte
987%02/2018HP Omen X 17-ap0xxHP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
4.9 kg36.3 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
1087%10/2017Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory,  SSD
3.1 kg22.5 mm17.3"1920x1080matte

Top 10 of the previous 10 months at the time of writing - current articles are listed first

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1st – Asus ROG Chimera G703GI

Asus ROG Chimera G703GI
Asus ROG Chimera G703GI

While neither the G752 nor the G701 made it into the top 10 the Coffee Lake equipped ROG Chimera G703 managed to conquer 1st place. Despite its heft and bulk we do consider the 17-inch gaming notebook to be one of the most well-made devices.

At a price of around $4,500 you get a Core i9-8950HK, a GeForce GTX 1080, and a RAID storage system. The cherry on the cake is certainly the fact that the GPU is overclocked via Turbo Gear out of the box already. Its undisputable highlight, however, is the fast 144 Hz panel with support for G-Sync. Speaker performance, input devices, and connectivity are also commendable, on the other side the device was very loud when running 3D applications, maintenance was comparatively hard, and battery life was very short.

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2nd - Gigabyte Aero 15X v8

Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8

The wolf in sheep's clothing is a fitting description for the Gigabyte Aero 15X v8 (2,500 Euros). While the majority of gaming laptops is rather bulky and heavy, respectively, and uses a flashy design, Gigabyte ships its 15-inch system with a slim, light, and sturdy case that looks understated. The RGB keyboard illumination is the only indicator for a gaming system.

Inside you will find the latest and greatest mobile hardware with Intel's Core i7-8750H and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, which are noticeable under higher workloads. Besides the hexa-core CPU, the 144 Hz panel is one of the most important changes over the previous model. Gigabyte once again waives G-Sync and implements Optimus to improve the battery runtime. This is a good decision considering the mobility of the laptop. Slim bezels and the certification for X-Rite Pantone are additional selling points. Note: The Aero 15X v8 will also be available with a 4K screen, which is supposed to cover 100 % of the AdobeRGB gamut.

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3rd – Schenker XMG Ultra 17

Schenker XMG Ultra 17
Schenker XMG Ultra 17

The XMG Ultra 17 from Schenker Technologies is the best example for a full-fledged desktop replacement. Despite its high weight (4.4 kg) and high construction (4.1 cm), we were mostly convinced by the 17-inch chassis. The manufacturer deserves respect for the upgrade possibilities and the screen. The 4K in our test model does not only feature a high resolution, but also covers a surprisingly wide color gamut (88 % AdobeRGB), but you will have to get used to it.

The GPU performance is also remarkable – Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 manages a level of performance that was not possible so far. You also get a real desktop processor. The XMG Ultra 17 does not last long without the power adapter, but the sound is great. This is also the case for the connectivity (Thunderbolt 3) and the input devices. However, we were disappointed by the fan behavior.

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4th – Alienware 15 R3

Alienware 15 R3
Alienware 15 R3

Although the quality management has suffered a bit since the acquisition by Dell (buyers frequently report build quality and cooling issues), which we can confirm based on our last review, Alienware laptops are still among the most elegant and high-end gaming laptops on the market. The 15-inch series AW 15 R3 is now also available with Nvidia's Max-Q design. The latter reduces the power consumption as well as the temperatures at the cost of performance.

Our test model priced at almost 2900 Euros (~$3416) provides plenty of performance, thanks to Core i7-7820HK and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q. Gamers will be happy with 16 GB of DDR4-RAM as well as an NVMe-SSD. Except for the weight, the chassis leaves a very good impression. You get good input devices, numerous ports, different lighting options, and a high-contrast 1080p IPS panel with G-Sync support. The battery runtime is not bad either. Dell could improve the sound and the noise development. The temperatures under load would allow a slightly lower RPM level on our particular test model.

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5th – Razer Blade 15

Razer Blade 15
Razer Blade 15

No doubt: displays with particularly narrow bezels are sexy, and gaming notebooks have started to embody this trend more and more often. In addition to the MSI GS65, which did not make this top 10 list, and the Gigabyte Aero 15X Razer’s latest Blade 15 also features an edge to edge screen. Generally speaking the Blade’s metal case is one of the most classy, high-quality and best made cases we have ever seen. Keyboard, touchpad, and display (144 Hz) are on a par with its competitors.

Despite its small footprint the 15-inch gaming powerhouse is equipped with some serious high-end technology, among others a Core i7-8750H, a GeForce GTX1070 Max-Q, and an NVMe SSD. Software and hardware, such as for example the RGB backlight, can be configured using the Razer Synapse application. Unfortunately, the Blade 15 barely missed the threshold for the “Very Good” rating due to its poor sound quality, its substandard connectivity (no card reader, no RJ45 Ethernet), and its immense noise emissions in 3D. In addition, its battery life is significantly shorter than the Gigabyte Aero 15X’s. However, gamers that enjoy travelling and put a lot of emphasis on design cannot go wrong with the Blade 15.

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6th - Aorus X5 v8

Aorus X5 v8
Aorus X5 v8

Gigabyte's Aero 15X v8 is targeting multimedia users, whereas the Aorus X5 v8 is clearly designed for gamers. The Core i7-8850H and the GeForce GTX 1070 handle every modern game smoothly on the matte 1080p screen, which creates a very natural picture thanks to X-Rite Pantone. You also get G-Sync and 144 Hz, a nice keyboard illumination as well as Thunderbolt 3.

You will need good nerves though because the temperature and noise development under load is not easy to handle  we definitely recommend a headset. We liked the case; the design is more subtle and more consistent compared to the more expensive X9 DT.

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7th - MSI GT75 8RG

MSI GT75 8RG
MSI GT75 8RG

The GT73VR already has a massive list of features, but MSI's GT75 is even better equipped. The manufacturer was the pioneer with mechanical keyboard in the 18-inch laptop (GT80) back in 2015, and they are now available in smaller gaming notebooks. Mechanical keyboards offer a much more precise and better defined feedback compared to conventional keyboards, but you have to live with the loud typing noise. The integrated RGB illuminations allows customization and you can control every key separately (incl. several modes). The GT75VR does not disappoint in terms of ports, maintenance, the display (120 Hz + G-Sync), the performance, and the sound, either.

We are not fully convinced by the bulky cooling unit. There are 10 heat pipes, but the 17-inch system still gets really loud  when you stress it. Up to 62 dB(A) is a new negative record, which is even more annoying considering the extreme chassis thickness of 5.8 cm. Still, this is mainly a desktop replacement at 4.6 kg anyway.

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8th – Alienware 13 R3

Alienware 13 R3
Alienware 13 R3

The third revision of the Alienware 13 differs from conventional gaming notebooks in several aspects. On the one hand, there are the extensive lighting (including touchpad) and the striking design, which may not appeal to everyone. On the other hand, the case quality is different in general. For example, the manufacturer uses a combination of metal and (rubberized) plastic, which increases the weight but ensures excellent stability. The build quality is also flawless.

Thanks to its promising OLED display (2560x1440 pixels), which outclasses TN and IPS panels, the test model, for 2200 Euros (~$2481), achieves one of the best ratings overall. Contrast, viewing angles, color intensity, and response times are excellent. The glossy touch surface, which reflects heavily, is a small disadvantage.

Otherwise, we can only complain about the missing card reader, the imperfect maintenance and the high depth. Measuring 26.9 cm (~10.6 in), the device appears much like a 14-inch laptop. In return, the Alienware 13 R3 delivers unrivaled performance in the 13-inch segment. Those who buy the top model will get a PCIe SSD, a Core i7-7700HQ, and a GeForce GTX 1060. The latter two are more often found in 15-inch devices and bigger. In case the performance might become too low someday, it can be improved with external solutions such as a Graphics Amplifier or Thunderbolt 3 (eGPU).

Note: According to several forum messages, the current Alienware generation frequently suffers from temperature problems. Our tests of the 15 R3 confirm this (high, inconsistent CPU values). Apparently, the cooling system is too weak and/or the quality or quantity of thermal grease is too low.

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9th – HP Omen X 17

HP Omen X 17
HP Omen X 17

HP usually had a focus on office and multimedia devices in the past, but there are more and more gaming systems. The current high-end model carries the designation Omen X 17 and can easily keep up with the established competition in terms of performance, connectivity, and quality.

Advantages of the Omen X 17 include the 120 Hz display with G-Sync support, numerous lighting option, decent battery runtime, and the well-built as well as easy to maintain chassis with the mechanical keyboard. However, the HP also suffers from typical desktop replacement drawbacks like the high weight, bulky design, and loud fans during gaming. The sound could be better as well.

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10th – Razer Blade Pro

Razer Blade Pro
Razer Blade Pro

While the extremely expensive 4K edition of the Razer Blade Pro with the Core i7-7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080, and 60 Hz IGZO panel "only" managed an overalls score of 84% (not least because of the glossy screen and the intense noise development), the much less expensive 1080p model with Core i7-7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060, and 120 Hz IPS screen enters our Top 10 list.

There are still some drawbacks (fan control, weight, sound, display response times, ...), but the 1060 model is better in some respects. The battery is smaller, but the runtimes are still better thanks to the Optimus support. The socketed memory is another advantage, while it is soldered on the 4K SKU. The good score of 87% is also a result of the high-quality and sturdy case with RGB illumination.

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Runners-up

The following devices, which were reviewed last month, did not make our Top 10:

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Comparison of the Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
Asus G703
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
Aorus X5 v8
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
16.8 (8.4, 8.4)
17.6 (8.4, 9.2)
44 (22.8, 21.2)
40 (19.6, 20.4)
29 (14, 15)
18.8 (10, 8.8)
8 (4.4, 3.6)
41.6 (22.8, 18.8)
44 (22, 22)
36.8 (19.6, 17.2)
Response Time Black / White *
11.2 (6, 5.2)
11.2 (6, 5.2)
24.8 (11.6, 13.2)
28 (16, 12)
27 (16, 11)
12 (7.6, 4.4)
5.6 (3.8, 1.8)
32 (18, 14)
31.6 (16, 15.6)
37.2 (21.6, 15.6)
PWM Frequency
21100 (95)
26000 (19)
25000 (20)
Screen
Brightness middle
313
274
332
306
380
271
240
363
343
367.4
Brightness
300
268
313
297
336
259
248
322
332
363
Brightness Distribution
78
80
88
89
81
87
83
80
83
86
Black Level *
0.33
0.29
0.28
0.28
0.32
0.27
0.22
0.31
0.35
0.32
Contrast
948
945
1186
1093
1188
1004
1091
1171
980
1148
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.29
3.99
3.86
5.45
5.32
1.81
2.14
5.1
3.35
3.8
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.04
7.33
5.88
9.45
7.63
3.33
5.04
8.9
5.62
10.4
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
0.69
4.14
4.33
4.9
4.9
1.09
1.62
6.2
2.4
3.5
Gamma
2.43 99%
2.58 93%
2.41 100%
2.49 96%
2.61 92%
2.45 98%
2.28 105%
2.35 102%
2.35 102%
2.18 110%
CCT
6550 99%
7352 88%
6595 99%
7062 92%
6558 99%
6435 101%
6846 95%
6827 95%
6495 100%
6467 101%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
60
60
88
54
87.2
61
77
59.2
57
58.1
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
94
92
100
83
100
93
100
90.7
88
89.3
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.79
1.54
2.5
Noise
off / environment *
29
30
30
29
30.8
30
30
29.7
28.3
28.1
Idle Minimum *
30
35
34
32
31.4
33
32
29.7
31.5
29.5
Idle Average *
31
36
35
33
31.4
35
34
29.7
31.6
29.6
Idle Maximum *
35
38
40
35
31.4
40
37
29.7
31.6
29.6
Load Average *
49
46
45
46
38.6
45
43
32.7
36.8
31.6
Witcher 3 ultra *
51
48
52
48
50
57
36.4
48.2
46
Load Maximum *
54
54
60
50
44.3
55
62
50
52.1
51.8
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
53
55
41
47
56
50
47
46.1
35.6
48.2
Maximum Bottom *
65
54
48
55
48.7
62
53
55
39
43.2
Idle Upper Side *
26
29
30
36
30.9
27
26
24.3
24.2
25.4
Idle Bottom *
30
32
35
38
30.6
29
27
24.8
27.4
25.8
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
762
200
164
424
294
225
769
348
721
WiFi v1.3
513
151
142
321
277
460
333
419
Load
156
54
70
113
87
63
97
117
72
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
14
26
32
22
10.5
25
31
6.6
21.6
10.6
Idle Average *
18
30
38
26
20.5
31
35
9.5
26.4
16
Idle Maximum *
22
37
45
33
22
33
45
12.7
26.6
16.4
Load Average *
91
123
96
86
91
102
130
64
95.6
75.9
Load Maximum *
173
341
331
215
155
239
374
146.6
199.6
163.8
Witcher 3 ultra *
142
257
237
159
194
268
105
221.7
111.2

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
13281 Points ∼50%
Asus G703
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP NVMe (RAID 0)
17502 Points ∼65%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
17997 Points ∼67%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7820HK, LiteOn CX2-8B256
14631 Points ∼55%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
9575 Points ∼36%
Aorus X5 v8
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8850H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
15226 Points ∼57%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
18738 Points ∼70%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
6590 Points ∼25%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
15409 Points ∼58%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP
9497 Points ∼36%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
15502 Points ∼52%
Asus G703
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP NVMe (RAID 0)
21293 Points ∼71%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
22034 Points ∼73%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7820HK, LiteOn CX2-8B256
17829 Points ∼59%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
12613 Points ∼42%
Aorus X5 v8
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8850H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
18621 Points ∼62%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
23175 Points ∼77%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
8864 Points ∼30%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
18904 Points ∼63%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP
12113 Points ∼40%
PCMark 10 - Score (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
5059 Points ∼65%
Asus G703
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP NVMe (RAID 0)
5035 Points ∼65%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
5976 Points ∼77%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7820HK, LiteOn CX2-8B256
5295 Points ∼68%
Aorus X5 v8
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8850H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
6154 Points ∼79%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
6558 Points ∼84%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5290 Points ∼68%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP
4752 Points ∼61%

Benchmarks (copy 1)

3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Asus Chimera G703GI
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Intel 760p 512 GB + 1x Samsung SM961 512 GB (RAID)
18999 Points ∼71%
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
13281 Points ∼50%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
17997 Points ∼67%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7820HK, LiteOn CX2-8B256
14631 Points ∼55%
Razer Blade 15 2018
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
12707 Points ∼48%
Aorus X5 v8
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8850H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
15226 Points ∼57%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
18738 Points ∼70%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
6590 Points ∼25%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
15409 Points ∼58%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP
9497 Points ∼36%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Asus Chimera G703GI
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Intel 760p 512 GB + 1x Samsung SM961 512 GB (RAID)
23488 Points ∼78%
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
15502 Points ∼52%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
22034 Points ∼73%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7820HK, LiteOn CX2-8B256
17829 Points ∼59%
Razer Blade 15 2018
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
14676 Points ∼49%
Aorus X5 v8
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8850H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
18621 Points ∼62%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
23175 Points ∼77%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
8864 Points ∼30%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
18904 Points ∼63%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP
12113 Points ∼40%
PCMark 10 - Score (sort by value)
Asus Chimera G703GI
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Intel 760p 512 GB + 1x Samsung SM961 512 GB (RAID)
6607 Points ∼85%
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
5059 Points ∼65%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
5976 Points ∼77%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7820HK, LiteOn CX2-8B256
5295 Points ∼68%
Razer Blade 15 2018
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
5046 Points ∼65%
Aorus X5 v8
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8850H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
6154 Points ∼79%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
6558 Points ∼84%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5290 Points ∼68%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP
4752 Points ∼61%

Benchmarks

3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Asus Chimera G703GI
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Intel 760p 512 GB + 1x Samsung SM961 512 GB (RAID)
18999 Points ∼71%
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
13281 Points ∼50%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
17997 Points ∼67%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7820HK, LiteOn CX2-8B256
14631 Points ∼55%
Razer Blade 15 2018
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
12707 Points ∼48%
Aorus X5 v8
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8850H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
15226 Points ∼57%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
18738 Points ∼70%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
6590 Points ∼25%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
15409 Points ∼58%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP
9497 Points ∼36%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Asus Chimera G703GI
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Intel 760p 512 GB + 1x Samsung SM961 512 GB (RAID)
23488 Points ∼78%
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
15502 Points ∼52%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
22034 Points ∼73%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7820HK, LiteOn CX2-8B256
17829 Points ∼59%
Razer Blade 15 2018
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
14676 Points ∼49%
Aorus X5 v8
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8850H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
18621 Points ∼62%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
23175 Points ∼77%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
8864 Points ∼30%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
18904 Points ∼63%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP
12113 Points ∼40%
PCMark 10 - Score (sort by value)
Asus Chimera G703GI
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Intel 760p 512 GB + 1x Samsung SM961 512 GB (RAID)
6607 Points ∼85%
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
5059 Points ∼65%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
5976 Points ∼77%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7820HK, LiteOn CX2-8B256
5295 Points ∼68%
Razer Blade 15 2018
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
5046 Points ∼65%
Aorus X5 v8
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8850H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
6154 Points ∼79%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
6558 Points ∼84%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5290 Points ∼68%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP
4752 Points ∼61%
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