Alienware Area-51m Review by Ultra Male

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  1. Ultra Male

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    Alienware Area-51m Dark Side of the Moon

    CPU:
    Intel 9th Gen Core i9-9900K 8 Core, 16 Thread, 16MB Cache, Processor, 3.6 - 5.0 GHz
    Thermal Paste: Stock
    Memory: Samsung M471A4G43MB1 128GB 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM (4x32GB)
    GPU: nVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 w/ 8GB GDDR6
    Sound: Realtek ALC3282 Audio
    Headset: Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988
    Screen: LG 173WFG 17.3" FHD 144Hz IPS Display w/ G-SYNC + Tobii eye-tracking technology
    Wireless: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x
    Storage: 2x 2TB Samsung 960 PRO [RAID 0] + 4TB Samsung 860 EVO + 2TB Samsung Portable SSD T5
    Keyboard: Alienware TactX keyboard with per-key AlienFX lighting, anti-ghosting
    Mouse: Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse AW959
    Battery: 90 WHr
    Power: 180W + 330W (510W Total) AC Power Adapters
    Extra(s): Alienware Graphics Amp, Razer Manticor Mouse Pad
    Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise
    Warranty: 1 Year Next Business Day On Site Warranty

    Re-seller: Sharaf DG in Dubai Deira City Center
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    Benchmarks:

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    3DMark11 - CPU 5GHz - GPU 160Core-200Mem

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    Fire Strike - STOCK

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    Fire Strike - CPU 5GHz - GPU 160Core-200Mem

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    Port Royal - CPU 5GHz - GPU 160Core-200Mem

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    Temps after a 20 minute game play session in FIFA 19

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  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Temps look fine for 5GHz all cores on stock Colgate and unusually high ambient temps as well.
    Is it better machine than m15 or worse?
     
  3. SpentaTONofMoolah4k

    SpentaTONofMoolah4k Notebook Enthusiast

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    What are all your overclock & unvolt settings/apps for those scores?
     
  4. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Evangelist

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    What's the use case
    What's better: an orange or a watermelon?
     
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  5. Ultra Male

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    Only using the Alienware Command Center to overclock

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  6. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Damn 5GHz at 1.1V. You got a lottery.
    I can't even make my Jokebook HQ work at 3.1/3.5GHz at 0.9V, it uses 1.1V.
     
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    SSD Benchmarks added to the OP
     
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  8. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    What’s up with that 4K speed?o_O
     
  9. Ultra Male

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    That's a good score for a drive that is not using WriteBack Cache. The Dell IRST Driver has not the support for this :rolleyes: It doesn't install the real IRST app but install the Microsoft Store app that is buggy as heck.......

    Here's what happens when I try to access the Performance section:

    Intel Optane Memory and Storage Management Error.jpg
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Yeah, DELL prefer do it this way. Weird use of apps for everything. Sad it will hamper the 4K scores. FYI. I haven’t seen notebooks from Dell with proper/high ssd performance. Whatever ssd brand you put in.
     
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