Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: Alienware M15 R3
Laptop announced date: 25th April 2020
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
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Welcome to our Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K performance to price review. We know its hard trying to find a way of knowing which new laptop makes the most sense. When speccing out a new laptop, as soon as you adjust a component the price jumps up and the performance gain from that component leaves you uncertain if that is worth it. We will be addressing exactly that here today. We will also be looking at how well this Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K laptop can run today’s modern demanding games
Is the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - This processor is excellent, and it meets and runs AAA titles released during 2021 with little problem. The 6 cores that this processor has is excellent and very capable for today and future AAA gaming.
Graphics Card - This graphics card is considered an excellent2021 choice for modern AAA games. The 8GB that this graphics solution has is excellent for all modern gaming.
System Memory - Today’s AAA 2021 gaming is easily covered by the 32GB RAM in this machine, making this an excellent gaming laptop choice.
Screen Size - The screen on this laptop is certainly a good option for game releases in 2021, but there is room for better, should your budget allow. But sometimes larger than this 15.6" is too big and this is definitely a good, portable option for some gamers. Look for 17 inch laptops, if you want a gaming laptop with a suitable viewing area. But the larger laptop means you compromise on portability.
Refresh Rate - The higher the screen panel refresh rate, the better for gaming laptops. The refresh rate is the number of times a second the screen is capable of refreshing the game’s image. If a laptop can deliver 100 frames per second (FPS) in a game and your laptop has a 60Hz refresh rate, then you will only get a max of 60 frames per second. The higher the refresh rate and the game’s FPS the smoother the sharpness is as the screen view moves around in game. So with those thoughts in mind and how the refresh rate impacts gaming, the review laptop has an ok refresh rate available to it. The 60Hz is certainly not great though, and if your hardware can deliver better FPS than the refresh rate, then perhaps shop around for a better refresh rate panel.
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics card gaming performance in the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K laptop
No two laptops are the same. But one of the primary gaming laptop components is of course the graphics card. Often a slightly weaker mobile solution, when compared to its desktop equivalent. Today we will consider this laptop's hardware, when running modern popular and sometimes demanding games, like Far Cry 6, God of War 2018 and Forza Horizon 5 which will help us know if this mobile graphics card and the overall laptop hardware is considered a good price to performance point. We consider it running these titles at its native 4K resolution, and at Ultra video settings. This laptop has the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q in it. Of the 500 most demanding games around today this graphics card is capable of running 499 games at minimum system requirements and 476 games at their recommended system requirements.
Far Cry 6 FPS Low to Ultra 1080p Graphics Settings Results Graph
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Comparing Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
During your research for your next laptop, you have probably seen that the laptops reviewed are often the top permutation of the range and even then they were reviewed some time back against games that were released around the time of the review. Today we will be working to provide an up to date value assessment on this Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K hardware performance against today’s games and then consider how it compares to all other laptops and how it sits within its own Alienware M15 R3 range.
With a P2P rating currently of 7.2 out of 10 for the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K. This relative value will change as hardware costs and their performance change over time for laptops. There look to be a number of Alienware M15 R3 versions of this laptop and currently this hardware configuration sits at 14th in the Price to Performance order. Obviously scoring towards the 1st position represents the better value laptop from a purely gaming performance and price tag perspective.
Show Laptop Specifications
Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
32GB DDR4 2666MHz
15.6 " 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
2x USB 3.1
1x Thunderbolt 3
Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
Looking outside of the Alienware M15 R3 laptop range we can compare our review laptop to today’s leading Price to Performance laptop, the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which has a recorded price of $999. Our laptop has 138%worse rating when comparing on just price to performance against that best bang-for-your-buck laptop. Another great model is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which we have priced at $1049. Our Alienware M15 R3 laptop is 107%worse on Price to Performance.
How does the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Now the processing power is one of the primary areas that we will pay for in any PC and so let's see how our Alienware M15 R3 laptop is when compared against CPU performance with a top CPU focused laptop thats available today. A suitable comparison laptop that is CPU focused is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. This represents one of the laptops for the current cheapest price with the most powerful CPUs in it today. It has the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor tucked inside it which can deliver 35%better performance when compared to our CPU, Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz which is found in this review laptop.
Interestingly we can see 451 games recommended system requirements are lower in performance than our laptop’s CPU performance capability. This is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games around today. For minimum system requirements in this same area the number is 499 games are worse than our cpu performance, again looking at the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
Some of the most popular games today are really the primary benchmark for any laptop’s ability, so we thought we should compare our laptop CPU Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz against Far Cry 6. This CPU performance comparison saw our laptop deliver 9%better performance against the game’s recommended CPU system requirements. Then we have God of War 2018 and our laptop was 31%better in processor performance and another popular title today is Forza Horizon 5 which we saw our review laptop get 32%better compared to our laptop cpu.
How does the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Our laptop’s GPU can currently run 476 of today’s top 500 demanding games meeting their recommended Graphics Card requirements. This figure is 499 for the top 500 minimum requirement games that can be run by the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q.
But the real test is seeing how well the laptop GPU performs against today's popular games. Our GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q compared against recommended graphics requirements for Far Cry 6 delivers 4%better performance while against God of War 2018 it’s 50%better and finally compared to Forza Horizon 5 it has a performance difference : 15%better.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K laptop
A well priced gaming mouse at the moment, that will go nicely with the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K, is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Today it is priced at $12.99. Today's best value and good quality mouse has enjoyed a price reduction of $32.26, and provides another reason for us to suggest it to compliment this laptop. Our mice price tracker had this mouse marked at its lowest price on 15th Aug 2020, where it cost $11.99.
You could pick up a headset to go with the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K. In our spotlight at the moment is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround, which today is $36.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $34.99.