So lets find out just how well this beast smashes games at 4K, 1440p and 1080p resolutions. Just quickly before we jump into the benchmark. Results Ill cover off the specs in my unit., As mentioned theres, the desktop grade, overclockable 9900K CPU, RTX, 2080 graphics. Definitely, no Max Q. In this thick boy and 64gb of memory running in dual channel.. The 51m is available with different specs, though you can find examples and updated prices linked in the description.. I was running Windows 10 with the latest Nvidia drivers available. By default. The 51m offers two levels of overclock profiles with the following settings.. As this honestly is an enthusiast grade, machine Ive used a combination of the two, along with a CPU undervolt that was not being applied by default to boost performance. Were only covering gaming performance here. So if youre new to the channel youll want to get subscribed for the thermal testing and full review. Well start off by going through all 15 games at all setting levels at three resolutions, then afterwards see how the Alienware 51m compares with some other gaming laptops. Battlefield. 5 was tested in campaign mode rather than multiplayer.. At 1080p, even RTX was playing alright with 60 FPS averages still reached at ultra settings, while with RTX off shown by the purple bars, were getting much higher frame rates compared to other machines. Stepping up to 1440p and were still getting results better than what most other Gaming laptops are able to provide at 1080p, though the RTX results are now about inline, with 1080p results from those other machines.

At 4K. Rtx is pretty much a write off regardless of setting level. However, 60 FPS averages were still achieved with it. Disabled at high setting. Apex Legends was tested with either all settings at maximum or all settings on the lowest possible values as it doesnt have predefined setting presets.. This game seems to cap out at 144 FPS and we were able to average this at 1080p and minimum settings.. Stepping up to 1440p still saw around 140 FPS averages at minimum settings, while maxed out was still scoring above 100 FPS. At 4K. Minimum settings were still playable with above 100 FPS. However, for some reason, maxed out the game would chug badly and wasnt really playable. So not exactly sure what happened there thats the only game. This happened, in. Assassins, Creed, Odyssey was tested with the built in benchmark and as a CPU heavy game seems to benefit well from the 9900K. Granted at higher settings. The frame rate isnt that high, but the difference is clearer at lower settings. Moving up to 1440p and the results are still better than most other gaming laptops, Ive tested at 1080p, very nice results. At 4K. The frame rates are much lower as youd expect. However, I dont think this game needs a mega high frame rate to enjoy, so you could still easily play it with lower settings. Shadow of the Tomb. Raider was also tested with the built in benchmark and again its no surprise that these are some of the best results.

Ive ever seen from a laptop with 120 FPS averages, even at highest settings., Even at 1440p. Again, like the other games were seeing performance greater than what most other gaming laptops can reach at 1080p. So very nice. Things drop off quite a bit once we go up to 4K. However, 60 FPS averages were still possible in this test at medium settings with not much difference at high.. Csgo is a game that loves CPU performance and was tested using the Ulletical FPS benchmark. At 1080p were seeing crazy performance for a laptop. Well, I guess its not really a laptop when it will crush your legs. Anyway, 500 FPS averages with all settings at minimum. At 1440p. There was a larger decrease at higher settings. However, still above 300 FPS and not too far below 500 at minimum settings. At 4K were still getting better performance than most other laptops at 1080p. Again, because of that insane, CPU performance. Far Cry New Dawn was tested with the built in benchmark and as a game that likes CPU performance were seeing quite high. Results for this test, with 100 FPS reached at ultra., 1440p was still giving performance above most other gaming. Laptops at 1080p, while 4K was still capable of 60 FPS averages at ultra settings with not too much of a difference at lower settings. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature and as a game that runs on pretty much anything when we give it top end.

Specs were getting pretty crazy results with 400 FPS averages at low settings and still over 200 at epic. At 1440p, 400 FPS averages were still achieved at low, where were more CPU bound, while epic was still sitting comfortably at 130, FPS. 4K was still able to reach 60 FPS averages at epic settings and was actually playable with much higher frame rates possible depending on how far youre willing to lower the settings. Overwatch was tested in the practice range and is another well optimized game. So its not too surprising that were smashing the 300 FPS frame cap at all setting levels except epic, which is still very high. At 1440p, the frame cap was still being hit at low and medium settings, while epic settings was still extremely high., 4K still played perfectly Smoothly at epic settings with above 90 FPS averages, though it was possible to boost this quite substantially with lower settings. Metro Exodus was tested using the built in benchmark. Most parts of the game perform a fair bit better than this, so dont take these results as a good indication of what to expect throughout the entire game its more of a worst case, but does let you perform the same test to compare against. Like most other Games even in this resource intensive test, the 1440p results are ahead of what many other gaming laptops reach at 1080p. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built in benchmark and with a 1080p resolution, ultra settings were still able to reach above 200 FPS no problem with Over 350 at low settings.

, The 1440p results were excellent, too still able to reach 150 FPS at ultra settings with high 200s possible at low settings. At 4K. While the results are lower, it should still be usable without issue. Even low settings were reaching 144 FPS.. Pubg was tested using the replay feature and the results were great for this test.. At 1080p, the ultra settings were higher than most other machines at low settings.. At 1440p we see minimal change at the lower levels, as were more CPU bound. However, ultra settings were still able to hang on to an above 100 average. At 4K. High settings was needed for 60 FPS, though very low settings still gave excellent performance with results higher than some well specced gaming laptops at 1080p. Watch. Dogs, 2, loves CPU power. So no surprise that were seeing excellent results at 1080p, with 90 FPS reached at ultra settings and 100 plus at high and lower. At 1440p. High settings was now only just below 100 FPS, while ultra was still running extremely well without any issues.. Honestly, even 4K ran alright. For me, I find a stable 30 FPS in this game. Fine, so 32 for the 1 low is at least playable, though you can still hit 60 FPS averages at high settings. Ghost Recon is another resource, intensive game and was tested using the built in benchmark.. I usually say that you need a thick and powerful laptop to hit 60 FPS in this test at ultra.

Well, even our 1 low is above that, with the 51m. At 1440p, its still capable of reaching a 60 FPS average really impressive stuff. While high settings was able to get us to 100 FPS. Things take a hit at 4K. As expected, however, 60 FPS in this test was still achieved at high settings.. The Witcher 3 was tested with hairworks disabled and, while it doesnt need a crazy high frame rate were still getting one here with over 150 FPS at ultra settings at 1080p., At 1440p, ultra settings were still reaching more than 100 FPS, so it was playing perfectly fine. While looking excellent. At 4K, the frame rates drop back quite a bit. However, even ultra settings still maintained a stable 60 FPS in this game.. Strange brigade is my only Vulkan title and was tested using the built in benchmark. At 1080p. The results are pretty crazy. Approaching 200 FPS at ultra settings. At 1440p, the average frame rates are still extremely high and its running very well, then at 4K, still capable of hitting 100 FPS at medium. Settings. Lets also take a look at how this config of the Alienware 51m compares with other laptops to see how it stacks up use these results as a rough guide only as they were tested at different times with different drivers. In Battlefield, 5 Ive got the Alienware 51M highlighted in red and, as expected, its smashing the competition due to the desktop grade hardware.

, Both the 1 low and average frame rate are significantly ahead of even the closest competition. This thing is literally on another level.. Here are the results from Far Cry 5 with ultra settings in the built in benchmark. Again, the 51m is way out ahead. Even the 92 1 low is ahead of the average frame rate. Most of these machines are able to provide, with the average at least 30 FPS higher than the closest neighbour.. These are the results from Shadow of the Tomb raider with the built in benchmark at highest settings and once more theres a significant gap between the 51m and the other machines due to the crazy specs inside.. So, as weve seen, the Alienware 51m is offering serious levels of performance, which is to be expected, its a thick machine with a desktop overclockable 8 core CPU and full on RTX, 2080 graphics capable of running up to 190 watts. 1080p and 1440p. Gaming was no problem at all, while many titles at 4K ran alright too, depending on setting level.. Unfortunately, I dont have data for higher resolutions with the other machines. I only tested the 51m at 1440p and 4K because, with these specs, the extra time spent is well justified, as it can actually run them.. I believe you can only buy the 51m with a 144Hz 1080p panel at the moment, which is unfortunate, so 1440p and 4K testing was done with an external monitor, while the 1080p tests were done with G Sync.

. There are definitely some compromises to be made with a machine like this, mainly in terms of size, battery life portability and price., Its more of a desktop replacement that can still be moved than a gaming laptop., As for thermals well, Ive still got to test that, so Keep an eye out for my detailed thermal testing video, which will be coming soon.