*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. djcgeez2189

    djcgeez2189 Notebook Consultant

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    Yes indeed, especially curious to see how it holds up gaming over a extended periods of time and how much it can contain itself before it starts to throttle.
     
  2. J.Dre

    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    The 980M should be able to overclock beyond GTX 780 levels, close to 780Ti. The PSU & CPU will hold you back.

    I want to see how the Z97 Clevo's stack up in comparison. I think there's a 15" Clevo with a 4790k (desktop processor) and GTX 980M. I'm sure it blows Alienware away.
     
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    Ramzay Notebook Connoisseur

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    There is indeed a 15“ Clevo like that. I know that Eurocom calls it the P5 Pro.
     
  4. bnosam

    bnosam Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks!

    It should be able to do better than that. Looks like the PSU actually does affect the gfx to a decent degree.
     
  5. bigtonyman

    bigtonyman Desktop Powa!!!

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    you should try plugging in the 240watt from your r3 to see what happens. :)
     
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    bnosam Notebook Evangelist

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    Would love to see if this works.
     
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    I tried the 330 psu and it works great. Not sure of any other side effects, it charges and definitely didn't overheat under load.
     
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    just1tree Notebook Geek

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    So is the psu compatible? I don't know why but this makes me nervous for this new system lol
     
  9. MickyD1234

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    People seem to think you are overpowering it when the PSU only supplies the amount of current (up to it's max) the device draws. No risk at all. It'll be one of the first things I try. If it does work better and stop throttling then a few degree increase in temps nay be seen. Just monitor it.
     
  10. djcgeez2189

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    Yes I would really like to know too the 180 watt brick is turning out to be a true hindrance shame on you dell... Glad to know I'll have to drop a little more money on top (Amazon has the 240 watt slim dell branded for $75 brand new) of my $2800 alienware just to get the most out of the system I would pay top dollar for lol smooth .. Real smooth
     
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