Gaming on a Laptop while on Battery

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by PJPeter, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Deity

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    This sounds like you're running in battery saver mode, with 20W system power limit. I got 2500 I TimeSpy on the 2070 in Better Battery mode utilising 40W. Bet it would go even faster in max performance mode etc.
     
  2. MorphineX

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    I was using msi afterburner and I didn't find anything that modifies power limit to gpu.

    Native power options on windows, how do you suppose it's 20 watt or 40 watt? I was running the benchmark on max performance mode.
     
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    I installed this app called BatteryCare and it shows total system power draw.
     
  4. Joikansai

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    Your Alienbook want fight on portability and battery with Blade? here’s Blade Gtx 1070 Blade Battery vs plugged performance
    Battery vs plugged (around 22% lower and that’s also answered your question in m15 thread:))
    Here’s the battery life proof on paperwork. Gaming it’ll be 1 to 2 hours depends the game (tripple A, 2d maybe more), no gaming battery screenshoot anyway you never also provide one.
    For completeness
    here’s why Blade has no m2 slot
    1. the most powerful compact laptop.
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    2. TB3 like Razer Core can be host to another ultrabook, with Blade line it’s plug and play, with AGA even it’s more powerful you can’t do this you should restart the system, and can only be host by Alienbook
    3. I know both Dell and Razer Support isn’t the best but Razer got a lot improvement.
    https://insider.razer.com/index.php?threads/razer-support-a-2019-winner.48668/
    4. Another answer for you your timespy still under Blade 15 with same specs.
     
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  5. MorphineX

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    Joikansai post with Battery vs plugged reaffirms that 1070 MaxQ is the better choice while on battery. He literally got 2x your score and 3x my score. I'm thinking of getting a GTX 1070 MaxQ
     
  6. etern4l

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    I would be very careful with his benchmark results, since just a few days ago he posted a seemingly 1070 MaxQ score in Alienware forums, which turned out to be an eGPU score upon closer inspection. 2x my earlier result in battery saving mode is basically what a Razer with 1070MaxQ can achieve plugged in. I'm literally too busy to run any battery testing and tweaking now, maybe over the weekend.
     
  7. Joikansai

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    Dude on that forum you’re keeping asking me my timespy score. And I posted egpu score which’s a lot higher and anyone can notice that because you keep thinking your Laptop is better than any Razer laptops, of course your model better (edit: performance on ac Adapter:D) compared to last year gtx 1070maxq. If you need YouTube video running it on battery I would happily providing, that’s legit score, 22% weaker.
    BTW about video just like you, maybe firstly on weekend if you need.
     
  8. MorphineX

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    Some more stats for this thread -- EVOC/Clevo P750TM type with i7-9700k, RTX 2080, delidded, liquid metal

    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/18238446
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/18237585 (on battery power)

    https://www.3dmark.com/spy/7698824
    https://www.3dmark.com/spy/7696350 (on battery power)

    https://www.3dmark.com/fs/19796735
    https://www.3dmark.com/fs/19796697 (on battery power)

    I haven't really tweaked the settings yet, I don't think I will. I don't know how to turn off power throttle with vbios. So, that's the best I ever seen while on battery. So I'm good.
     
  9. Joikansai

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    Probably only optimus laptop that run “well” on battery. On request I had run Firestrike recently on my Blade 15 1070maxq. Result was quite similar performance with my old Blade 14 with gtx1060 on AC adapter.
    Battery
    https://www.3dmark.com/fs/19755224
    AC adapter
    https://www.3dmark.com/fs/18970953
    Old Blade 14 1060
    https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/20820726
    No delidding lol:D Factory thermal paste 13 months old.
    Edit: weird score Blade 15 on battery both physical and graphics are better, how can it have lower over all score:vbconfused:
     
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  10. PJPeter

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    Hi All,

    For the past few months I've kept up my search. I've been populating a Spreadsheet with my reviews and numbers testing various laptops. I thought I'd offer to share it if anyone is interested.

    ASUS Zenbook 15 UX534 GTX1650 MaxQ
    MSI PS63 GTX1650 MaxQ
    Lenovo L340 GTX1650
    Razer Blade Base 1060MaxQ
    ASUS GA502 1660Ti MaxQ
    Y740 RTX2060
    Y740 RTX2070 MaxQ
    Razer Blade Advanced RTX2060
    Razer Blade Advanced RTX2070 MaxQ

    The current winner for me is the ASUS Zenbook 15 UX534 - 90% of plugged in performance even when the battery is < 10%, never gets too loud or hot even when gaming (esp when undervolted - the GA502 was so darned loud it was unbearable), runs silent when on light loads (fans stop spinning and no coil whine either unlike every Razer laptop I tested so far), has a very long battery life (~1.5 hours gaming, up to 10 hours on light load), it's light (3.7 lbs) and the cost makes it one of the cheapest I purchased ($1599 CAD+tax). The keyboard is good and the Screenpad can be turned off to be a regular trackpad, and is fun/useful sometimes (such as when checking for throttling while gaming). Only big downside is the glossy screen - though the is quite bright and it's not polarized so I can see it fine even when wearing sunglasses - unlike some other latops (the Y740s and half the Razers - even one Razer Blade Advanced RTX2070 I tested was fine while another wasn't).

    I thought I'd offer to share it if anyone is interested in seeing the sheet, let me know and I'll share it.

    God willing I'll also test a Razer Blade Stealth 13 FHD next week for a final decision (excited about the compact size, dual USBC/Thunderbolt charging and matte display) - but so far this Zenbook is making me very happy.

    All the best,
    Peter
     
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