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*OFFICIAL* Alienware 17 and M17x Benchmark Thread - Part 4

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by BatBoy, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. BatBoy

    BatBoy NBR Community Moderator

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    Welcome to the next installment of the Alienware M17x Benchmark thread here on NBR. Here you can discuss benchmark results, tips, settings and of course post your results for the community to see... M17xR1, R2 and R3 are all welcome here.

    To date, we have enjoyed three previous threads. Previous threads can be found here:

    M17x Benchmark Thread - Part 1
    M17x Benchmark Thread - Part 2
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m17x/455435-official-m17x-benchmark-thread-part-3-a.html

    There are several apps which can be used to benchmark your system. Following is a short list of some which are typically used. There are others and the core benchmarking members will have plenty of suggestions - so ask away.

    <table style="width: 100%; height: 25px; vertical-align: middle; background-color: #dbe8e9; background-image: url('http://lh5.ggpht.com/_EvVZxgig8B0/TRunl146kzI/AAAAAAAAAHU/Qta3wnMpGPA/header-lastupdated.png'); background-repeat: repeat-x"><tr><td>FutureMark Benchmark Apps</td></tr></table>

    <table style="width: 100%; height: 25px; vertical-align: middle; background-color: #dbe8e9; background-image: url('http://lh5.ggpht.com/_EvVZxgig8B0/TRunl146kzI/AAAAAAAAAHU/Qta3wnMpGPA/header-lastupdated.png'); background-repeat: repeat-x"><tr><td>Component Benchmark Tools</td></tr></table>

    <table style="width: 100%; height: 25px; vertical-align: middle; background-color: #dbe8e9; background-image: url('http://lh5.ggpht.com/_EvVZxgig8B0/TRunl146kzI/AAAAAAAAAHU/Qta3wnMpGPA/header-lastupdated.png'); background-repeat: repeat-x"><tr><td>Game Benchmark Tools & Others - also see: this link</td></tr></table>

    <table style="width: 100%; height: 25px; vertical-align: middle; background-color: #dbe8e9; background-image: url('http://lh5.ggpht.com/_EvVZxgig8B0/TRunl146kzI/AAAAAAAAAHU/Qta3wnMpGPA/header-lastupdated.png'); background-repeat: repeat-x"><tr><td>A word of caution concerning benchmarking...</td></tr></table>While benchmarking / number chasing can be quite a bit of fun, please be aware that benchmarking your system is pushing your system to its limits. It can and will stress your components. Do so at your own risk - nobody is responsible for this but you.


    Finally, as with all threads here on NBR, please remember the forum rules when posting. Any images over 500x500 must be resized. Images embedded within posts which are over 500x500 will be removed. Repeat offenders will receive infractions. There is no reason you cannot take a moment to resize or use thumbnail previews. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation with this.


    Have fun folks and lets see how far you can push the M17x! :D
     
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  2. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    Welcome to the M17X Benchmark Thread
    Last updated on: 16 March 2012

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    NOTE: When posting your benchmarks, you must include a screenshot of your final score, along with CPU-Z and GPU-Z in your screenshot alongside your score. This is to verify your information. Without screenshots with the information, scores will not be included in the top 5. If you need an example please reference benchmark links in my sig. If you have questions how to get the screenshots, please PM me and I will explain it. This is not the case with gaming benchmarks that have in game benchmark tools. Please refrain from attaching large photos (greater then 500x500) causing slow load times and excessive scrolling. You can use links to your photos from sites such as imageshack.us. If you have qualified into the top scores, please PM me with a link to your post so that I may link your score in this post. I will try my best to update this post on at least a weekly basis. Please PM me if you wish to add something to the list and we can discuss it. Now let's have fun and push the system!

    NOTE: Any images posted must be 500x500 or less. If larger, they will be removed by a moderator (see forum rules). For information on using thumbnail previews for large images, see here.

    Please PM me your scores if you would like them added to the top 5.


    Top 5 M17x "All Powerful" - Vantage


    Top 5 M17x "All Powerful" - 3DMark06



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    M17x R1

    Vantage


    3DMark11


    3DMark06

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    M17x R2

    Vantage


    3DMark11


    3DMark06


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    M17x R3

    Vantage


    3DMark11

    3DMark06

    Side Note: I'll try and update the score's weekly if not more often. If I end up missing your scores, please PM me right away.
     
  3. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    My personal benchmarks for the system thus far. Many need to be rerun when I get some time, as there is still room to push further on many of them.

    I think my favorite benchmark of all of them is the PCMark Vantage benchmark as it is a system assesment of the entire notebook, and simulates a lot of real work senarios. I also need to run 3DMark11 when I get some time.

    DR650SE's Alienware M17x R2 Benchmarks.

    GPU Benchmarks

    5870M Dual GPU
    3DMark11: P 6385
    3DMark Vantage: P 21724Marks
    3DMark06: 23720 Marks
    3DMark05: 31672 Marks
    3DMark03: 80002 Marks
    3DMark2001 SE: 50975 Marks
    Unigine Heaven DX9: 1459.12 Marks
    Unigine Heaven DX11: 927 Marks
    AquaMark: 168065 Marks
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    5870M Single GPU

    3DMark Vantage: P11163 Marks
    3DMark06: 18040 Marks
    3DMark05: 27381 Marks
    3DMark03: 50893 Marks
    3DMark2001 SE: 52426 Marks
    Unigine Heaven DX9: 1295.37 Marks
    Unigine Heaven DX11: 466.95 Marks
    AquaMark: 191609 Marks
    ----

    CPU Benchmarks

    i7 940XM:
    CPU-Z: 4261.03MHz
    Pifast: 21.72sec
    SuperPi 1M: 10.311sec
    SuperPi 32M: 9Min 47.669sec
    wPrime1024: 4Min 59.305sec
    wPrime32: 6.958sec

    i7 920XM
    CPU-Z: 4248.15MHz
    Pifast: 21.33sec
    SuperPi 1M: 10.223sec
    SuperPi 32M: 9Min 40.636sec
    wPrime1024: 3Min 44.858sec
    wPrime32: 6.599sec

    i7 Q720M
    CPU-Z: 3406.38MHz
    Pifast: 26.16sec
    SuperPi 1M: 12.449sec
    SuperPi 32M: 11Min 17.821sec
    wPrime1024: 6Min 39.918sec
    wPrime32: 12.870sec

    i5 540M
    CPU-Z: 4102.03MHz
    Pifast: 23.03sec
    SuperPi 1M: 11.404sec
    SuperPi 32M: 10Min 36.138sec
    wPrime1024: 7Min 3.307sec
    wPrime32: 13.221sec

    i5 520M
    CPU-Z: 3850.45MHz
    Pifast: 24.98sec
    SuperPi 1M: 12.448sec
    SuperPi 32M: 11Min 26.697sec
    wPrime1024: 8Min 18.406sec
    wPrime32: 15.691sec
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    Referance Clock Benchmark for M17x R2
    178.35MHz on FSB of i5 540M

    Full System Benches

    PCMark04: 11364 Marks
    PCMark05: 18577 Marks
    PC Mark Vantage: 18181 Marks
     
  4. scook9

    scook9 NBR Benching Addict

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    Woot, part 4!

    And I retain my r1 top spots :D
     
  5. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    Yup :p I may add in some other catagories as well, such as top vantage GPU/CPU, but I need to think about it since it takes so much work. I also need to change up the R2 standings, as Mazdaspeed should be in 2nd in Vantage, and edit my top score. But Igotta consider how much work to put in.
     
  6. scook9

    scook9 NBR Benching Addict

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    Maybe also put a space between the different sections and bold the headings? It is kind of hard to read right now :p
     
  7. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    :p yea I'm going to format it soon. I just wanted to make sure the scores were post two. I'm an orgianizational freak, so I want to be able to access the scores, rather then clicking through links. But I plan to reorgainize it, and then add in all the appropriate links. Should be pretty spiffy.
     
  8. DaneGRClose

    DaneGRClose Notebook Virtuoso

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    Here's a couple of my most recent benches with my R3, not too bad for the base CPU and a 460m IMO:

    3DMark Vantage: P10,276
    GPU: 9,012
    CPU: 17,744
    [​IMG]

    3DMark 06: 16,348
    SM2.0: 6,691.0
    SM3.0: 7,061.0
    CPU: 5,118.0
    [​IMG]

    More to come later!
     
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    Joebarchuck Notebook Virtuoso

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    ichime Notebook Elder

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    Ok, I did a full vantage run with the 6970M using 11.4 drivers and using Mumak's HWinfo Beta 1187 build. Needless to say, this card is a beast:

    Result

    That makes it faster than a stock GTX 485M. Specs: M17x-R2 with single AMD Radeon 6970M and i7 920XM with Turbo boost @ 3 ghz

    Also, the temperatures were pretty decent. Topped out at around 81 degrees for the core, 86 for the memory and 84 for the shader. I'm sure in a better environment and with better thermal gear (I didn't heat up my IC diamond 7 before applying it and the thermal pads I'm using are too thick and starting to wear out.

    Gonna give Crysis 2 demo MP a run and report the fraps.

    Edit: Crysis 2 runs pretty smoothly at 1920x1200 Advanced Settings (around 35-50fps during fights) and on Hardcore, levels off to around 30fps. For comparison, my Dual Mobility 5870s get around 25-30 fps for the latter config.

    Also, did another vantage run with the card overclocked via VBIOS editing to 775mhz Core and 1000mhz Memory (desktop 6850 speeds).

    Result

    Temps hit about 85 degrees for the core and Memory hit 90 degrees.

    Might go all out for a 15000 GPU score on a single card, but not tonight ;)

    Edit 2: Tested some games; Got around 150 fps average in Team Fortress 2 with all settings maxxed out, 60 fps average in Bad Company 2 (1920x1200 high, 4xAA), around 30fps in Crysis 2 MP maxxed out (1920x1200 Hardcore), around 75-90 fps in BlackOps (1920x1200 4xAA).

    Aside from the fan issues, the other problem is when I put the computer to sleep or shut it down; it freezes or hangs, which is what happened with the 5870s before the VBIOS update from dell.

    I changed it out and am using my dual 5870s currently until maybe BIOS support comes.
     
  11. ttnuagmada

    ttnuagmada Notebook Evangelist

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    Here is my R1 Vantage score. I think that puts me at #2, but I have a feeling that list is outdated.

    [IMaGe=750]http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/2179/futuremark.png[/IMaGe]
     
  12. scook9

    scook9 NBR Benching Addict

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    AFAIK the list for the R1 is pretty current, just not a lot of people benching it anymore
     
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    TurbodTalon Notebook Virtuoso

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    Ichime, I just want to say that I really appreciate the testing that you're doing with the 6970M. Do you by any chance own a Kill-A-Watt? If you do, have you checked how many watts that sucker pulls so we can dispel all of the rumors? Also, where did you buy the card, and do they sell a CrossFire cable for them? I need a project. + rep man!
     
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    Joebarchuck Notebook Virtuoso

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    I cannot install catalyst drivers. Anyone had success with it?
     
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    ghoss Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guys, I just downloaded 3dmark11 basic and ran the benchmark

    I have a 740qm with 5% OC via A10 bios mod and CF 5870's running 11.4
    preview OC'ed to 840/1100.

    I got a score of p4717, im not sure if that is decent,

    the strange thing is when i scroll down to see my clocks, its stated as 100/150

    and when i open gpuz to check my gpu's, only one is clocked to 840/1100 and the other is permanently at 100/150, gaming performance is about the same.

    Did not have this problem with older drivers, had it with 11.2 too though,

    any idea on what is going on? Or should I just ignore this problem

    any input is appreciated thanks

    edit : heres a link of the score if it works http://3dmark.com/3dm11/824643
     
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    TurbodTalon Notebook Virtuoso

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    Those are the low power clocks. If you were running at those clocks you wouldn't be hitting 4,700. You can ignore it.
     
  17. ichime

    ichime Notebook Elder

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    I didn't check it when I did the Vantage benches (I should have), but with furmark running, it maxxed at 160w. I'll try it again when my new thermal materials come in when running benchmarks stock and overclocked.

    I got the cards from MXM-upgrade.com (they're enginnering samples) but Eurocom also sells them if you call them direct and ask for it. The card will be branded as Eurocom but there shouldn't be any difference otherwise (so you should be able to flash the card with a Dell VBIOS with no problem). Eurocom also sells the CF cable with it I think, but the Dell CF cables for the 4870 and 5870 fits the 6970M's connectors.
     
  18. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    Check out this goodness :p

    i7 940XM (ES) @ 4359.06MHz
    [​IMG]
    CPU-Z Validator 3.1

    i7 940XM (ES) wPrime32 6.457 sec
    [​IMG]

    Also, this week I will try and make time to update and reformat the scores on post two. Sorry for the delay, been job hunting and had a good interview today so fingers crossed.
     
  19. scook9

    scook9 NBR Benching Addict

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    Good, because benching is an expensive hobby! (and about 10 people in the world get paid to do it.....)

    lol
     
  20. Speedy Gonzalez

    Speedy Gonzalez Xtreme Notebook Speeder!

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    Here my first overclock R3 with HD6970 100mhz over the stock :)
    [​IMG]
     
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