*OFFICIAL* Alienware m15 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by ssj92, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Joikansai

    Joikansai Notebook Deity

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    Don’t full trust notebookcheck, Blade has lower power limit but overall performance it’s still better than 8750H, look at average run on that half hours, not mentioned about better thermal. If you want you can also unlock power limit with bios moding, and get more cpu performance.
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    stryderxx Notebook Guru

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    It seems that Dell is pulling an Apple with the m15 R2 by sacrificing battery life and upgradability for aesthetics.
     
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    Yes, I'm not sure why they were running the CPUs at different power levels. Still, other reviews corroborate the general idea that the 2 CPUs are very close in real performance, as we would expect given the same architecture, number of cores, and power limits. Any slight increase in max clock on the 9750 doesn't really matter in multithreaded benchmarks because neither CPU can run at max speed under full load beyond short boost within the tiny packages and cooling solutions offered by Razer and Alienware.
     
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    faenil Notebook Consultant

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    Looking at notebookcheck's review, the AERO Classic XA is increadibly noisy and throttles quite a bit...
     
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    etern4l Notebook Deity

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    Yeah, it seems noisier than the m15 - 56dB vs 49dB at full load which is about the same as larger laptops. Benchmarks are not bad, but to be fair completely destroy the Blade.
     
  6. Joikansai

    Joikansai Notebook Deity

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    Watch your comment, as I said before don’t trust 100% notebookcheck, they use balanced mode which locked tdp to 25watt on cpu test on Blade that’s why score low. Look at gaming performance, Blade is more senior on this thin light category.
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    And this the thermal, Aero is hot like hell, oh yeah of course you can repasting and undervolting it though.
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  7. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Deity

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    I think you may be right:
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Razer...TX-2070-Max-Q-FHD-Laptop-Review.402631.0.html

    Looking at their "stress test" the CPU temp was 60C which def suggests power in that 25W ballpark. On the other hand, it does point out the fact that Razer throttles TDP quite heavily in the default balanced mode to contain the temps... at the expense of performance.
     
  8. Joikansai

    Joikansai Notebook Deity

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    I think I know quite good about Blade:)
    Yeah with Razer’s thermal issue in the past i think they want to play safety since not all user have tweaking knowledge so it’s kind Apple power limit but with no thermal throttle which is good for some users. I can use @hackness from MSI forum imon tweak to get rid from that power throttle, and get normal “hot”er 8750H performance. Idk on which tdp we’re running since it fools the sensor but it runs 3,9 or even sometimes 4,1 on some cores.
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    Apparently they did commit to it.

    Out of all of the thin and lights, this thing better be a notch above the rest when it comes to thermal performance to justify the space they saved by soldering the memory.
     
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    Idk how you achieved running the CPU at 60W with 83C temp, were you benching from an igloo in Greenland? Looks suspect TBH, even if you repasted with LM.
     
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