*OFFICIAL* Alienware 17 R2/R3 Benchmark Thread

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Mr. Fox, Dec 10, 2014.

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  1. just1tree

    just1tree Notebook Consultant

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    I'll give it a try and let you know. It is a lot smaller than the r3 psu
     
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    It's a little warm, gpu never gets above 540mhz from the start
     
  3. nightingale

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    I think when that guy said "full throttle gaming graphics", he actually meant "fully throttled gaming graphics"
     
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    bigtonyman Desktop Powa!!!

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    that's really no good. :( you have up to date drivers?
     
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    Your combined score seems tad bit low considering that even my older AW 17 with clevo's 980m can achieve this score NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4700MQ,Alienware 041W46 ( Physx score throttled, was previously 8.4k). And as for low performance issue with far cry 4, Did you include soft shadows/ TXAA4, and enhanced god ray? with literally everything pushed max, Far Cry 4 can dip down to 30-ish FPS on intense battles, Otherwise if you use the preset Ultra settings, you should get 60 FPS average. Remember to do this too ​How To Get Far Cry 4 Running More Smoothly on PC
     
  6. Game7a1

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    I might as well ask this.
    What would happen if you used the R3's PSU on the new laptop?
     
  7. MogRules

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    It would probably work just fine as long as the bios is coded to pick it up and use it. Alienware could have something in there so only the new bricks work though. The 240w adapter from the R4 was the same as the Alienware 17 R1 and people were using the 330w brick from the 18 with no problems. I would imagine worst case scenario it just won't use the PSU.
     
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    I was more concerned with how the laptop will perform with the bigger PSU.
     
  9. MogRules

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    I would be more worried they will have hard coded the thing to not use more then 180w regardless as to what is plugged into it. They locked down the R1 pretty badly that way.
     
  10. TBoneSan

    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

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    What Nvidia drivers are you using?
    Did they provide you with a copy on the installation DVD ?
     
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