8950HK Laptop For only $2,499

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  1. nedooo

    nedooo Notebook Consultant

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    40% more power LOL why don't you add few zeroes on top of that, why not it would look more dramatic :)
     
  2. tps3443

    tps3443 Notebook Evangelist

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    In R15 it easily shows a 40% lead with an 8950HK vs a 8750H..

    A 8750H pulls 900-1000 in multithreaded benchmarks for a run or 2 if your lucky. 8950K rolls out 1,350-1,400 over and over again

    Dramatic? No..

    These power throttling (6) core 8750H processors sometimes cannot hang with my quad core 7th gen..

    Not to mention gaming performance;albeit not 40%. but especially with all of the cpu bound 1080P displays they are pushing a 144hz panel, a locked 8750H will have no chance against a unlocked 8950HK in high FPS gaming..

    So yes! The AW is only $2,499 it’s the cheapest 8950HK laptop on the market. Or would you rather pay $3,500 to $3,800 for one?? I just don’t get it...

    Go run R15 synthetic with an 8950HK vs a 8750H.. and tell me it’s not 30-40%.
     
  3. tps3443

    tps3443 Notebook Evangelist

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    Here YA GO! You said to be more dramatic.. So, 30-44% faster than the average 8750H.. Yea, $600 bucks is good. The 8950HK is Premium for a reason, sure, its no 8700K.. But, it least it is not last years performance like the 8750H is...


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  4. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $$ on FILTH

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    This isn't cherry picked results... It's reality!!:D AW 17R5 (i9-8950hk - gtx 1080)
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    Other review with somewhat better score.
    Alienware 17R5 + i9-8950Hk (Pcworld.com). Cinebench R15 -1279cb.
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  5. tps3443

    tps3443 Notebook Evangelist

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    Hey, we don’t buy the 7900X for how it performs out of the box. And that goes for a 7980XE to.

    I mean, my 7820HK pulls what? 785 stock on a good day? Now I’m sitting happy at about 1,030 to 1,060 in R15.

    I’m not gonna go by what some stock AW 8950HK does in balanced power mode, in some non air conditioned house lol.

    We know enthusiast buy the 8950HK, for what it’s capable of as an unlocked cpu.

    And it’s easily a daily “SUB” 1,400 score R15 processor.

    Now, I go repaste, or LM right out of the gate, I want my monies worth though.

    Go google low R15 score on any cpu out there, user error or lack of knowledge.

    Laptop manufacturers make us work for it though by putting in extra labor to get them running up to par. And that’s for any cpu in a laptop.
     
  6. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $$ on FILTH

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    It should perform as expected out of the box. Not perform equal low as last gen oc'd 4 core 7820hk. And you shouldn't loose 40% performance going with Balanced power mode either. You said... And it’s easily a daily “SUB” 1,400 score R15 processor. Of course it should.... “SUB” 1,400 score is barely correct scores from stock clocks. More correct is +-1452cb

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  7. tps3443

    tps3443 Notebook Evangelist

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    This never had anything to do with what laptop the 8950hk was in..

    Or should I say, the 8950HK is 30-40% faster than an 8750H.

    Or I could say, the AW 8950HK is 30-40% faster than the AW 8750H lol. There 8750H seems to pull low 900’s so vs 1278 that’s 30-40%.

    Problem solved

    Either way you slice it.. it’s all the same. A 155HP 1986 f150 V8 was slow.. but put that motor in a Mazda Miata and it was incredible with all that torque!

    The AW R5 seems to suffer from this same less than stellar performance regardless if it is a 8750H, or a 8950HK below average.
     
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  8. tps3443

    tps3443 Notebook Evangelist

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    The Alienware with a 8950HK is questionable though. It probably has terrible cooling?

    It seemed like a good deal for $2,499.

    But just go look at the Asus Zephyrus with a 8750H. These super thin machines are achieving sub 1200 in R15 with an 8750H for about $1,999 bucks.

    Not to sound like a synthetic fan boy. I know R15 is unrealistic, and I’m going on and on about it.. But, I guess it’s kinda like a universal dyno for how much power a machine may or may not have lol.

    I don’t think I’d buy the AW R5 after reading @Papusan findings
     
  9. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $$ on FILTH

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    Two more....
    Finally tested with Dell's max adverticed oc profile 5.0GHz 3.5GHz.
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    Lovely. Almost 100C on Cpu and 91C on ssd in gaming. Stock clocks. And the reviewer Lisa Gade even warned against buying AW17R5 with the unlocked 8950Hk.

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  10. Technerd108

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    Actually the 8750h provides about a 40% gain over the 7700hq quad core. It is a very nice cpu.
     
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  11. senso

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    Cinebench is very dependant on what is or not running in the background, the more crap there is the worse will be the score..

    Those are review units, banged around, passed from one place to another, everytime they are connected to the internet they start updating, and the Windows AV running scans, all the while they are being stress tested..

    A clean install, fully updated system should be used to compare scores..

    My non-OC i7-4720HQ scored 702 CB in CB R15, the maximum in NBR database is 674, and the worse is 491, average of both gives 582.5, thats a 20% increase in the exact same CPU, only thing that changed was one was benched with a stock OS, running tons of crap and not optimized, mine is running a nice clean Win 10 Pro with much less crap running..

    I can see the 8750H being able to perform much better after a clean install to remove all the crap, update everything, and a bit of under-volt..
     
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