*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M R1 Owner's Lounge

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  1. Docsteel

    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    Very unscientific guess, but just looking at the slight difference between a 2080 Mobile and Max Q its about 15%, processor helps a bit but not that much. The only factor I would think on top might be less throttling frequency for the A51M, but with the BIOS issues, that's probably not true either.
     
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    Pass_00 Notebook Consultant

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    When comparing GPU's the MAX Q 80/90 watts vs a 2080 180 watt - your looking at around 30% improvement on GPU performance. This is what made me go for a refurbed 51m versus a m17 with the max Q. FPS would def be much higher on the 51m.
     
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    I was going by this site: https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compa...Nvidia-RTX-2080-Mobile-Max-Q/m700275vsm704710

    I am thinking the clocks are the biggest difference, with the power:

    https://www.techwalls.com/nvidia-rtx-2080-rtx-2080-max-q-gpu-comparison/

    Looks like in some cases its as high as 40%, then others down in the 12-15% range.

    This probably will give you the best comparion:

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/GeFor...Force-RTX-2080-Laptop_9621_9541.247598.0.html

    Varies a good bit, and older/simpler games seem to get more benefit not surprisingly. I think the more GPU-bound a game is the better the difference.
     
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    S1ammin Notebook Enthusiast

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    I can confirm this. I'm running two Samsung 512GB SSD's in Raid 0 in my 51M and there was minimal to no speed increase. On my AMD desktop rig, I run two 2tb Sabrent PCIE4 in Raid 0 and they show +8GB/s read and write in CrystalMark.
     
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    Spartan@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    Triple confirmation, my previous Area-51m had two 960 PRO 2TB SSDs in RAID 0 and now I am using the POS crappy Hynix SSD that came with this Area-51m. Yes in benchmarks I get destroyed, but as a user, I feel 0 difference. If I ever do RAID again, it's simply for combining the storage to get the max size in a single partition and make my life simple.
     
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  6. Virale

    Virale Notebook Evangelist

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    Never cared for RAID for speed, so the recent posts dissuade me even more LOL. Single partition may be good!!!

    Still tho, some risk there if one fails, which dissuades me once again. I’d rather have 2 x 1 TB partitions, than 1 x 2 TB partition with risk of one drive dying and losing ****!
     
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    Spartan@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    This isn't 1990 with HDD RAID! I'm sick and tired of reading the same thing all over the web. News flash, SSDs NEVER fail. Been using them since the first ADATA SSD and had every flagship SSD out there, tortured the heck out of them, continuous benchmarks, copying terabytes worth of data, they just don't unless you physically damage them.
    Hint: there is something called "backup" which every one should do no matter what drive they are using.

    The best and fastest way to backup your data!
     
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    Tim92 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I had 2x Samsung 960 evo 500gb in a NAS for read/write cache, both failed within 2 month after one year of use.
     
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  9. Virale

    Virale Notebook Evangelist

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    lol @Spartan , your experience has been great, but there are those who do get failures, as you see!

    Personal choice in the end. That’s cool!
     
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    Me right now........

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    @Virale
     
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