. My m15 R2 has the Intel, i7, 9750H processor, Nvidia RTX 2080 max Q, graphics, 16gb of memory in dual channel and theres a 15.6 1080p 240Hz screen. But you can also get 60Hz or even OLED. As there are different specs available.. You can find updated prices for different models linked in the description.. The 10th gen model is probably about to come out. It took me a long time to get this one. The Alienware command center software lets you select between different performance modes. Ive done all testing with the overclock 2 profile applied, which overclocks the GPU as listed here, and the full speed thermal mode which increases fan speed for best performance., Well only be covering gaming performance in this video. So if youre new to the channel, get subscribed for the upcoming thermal testing and full review. Lets start out by going through all games at all, setting levels then afterwards well see how the m15 R2 compares with some other laptops. Red Dead. Redemption 2 was tested using the games built in benchmark tool, and this test is tough on pretty much any laptop regardless of specs with max settings, however, at high were still able to reach above 60 FPS, which is a good result. Here. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode. Ive got the results with RTX enabled shown by the green bars and RTX off shown by the purple. Bars. RTX off was still doing fairly well at higher settings.

Other lower specced 2060 machines generally struggle at 40 FPS maxed out. However, high settings was close to 60 granted for this game. It makes sense to preference frame rate by not using ray tracing. Control was also tested with and without RTX enabled. However, as the game also supports, DLSS 2.0 Ive tested this in the red, bars. DLSS runs it at 720p and upscales it and it looked pretty decent. While also still performing quite well at high settings, very similar to with RTX completely off while looking better in my opinion. Shadow of the Tomb, Raider was tested with the built in benchmark and the results were alright at the higher more GPU bound settings. But lower than expected at lower setting levels but well compare the results in this game and others against other laptops. Soon. 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. Ive disabled. The frame cap, so even maxed out, were getting pretty nice results. It played smoothly without issue. Call of Duty. Modern Warfare was tested in campaign mode and Ive also tested it with the settings either maxed out or at minimum.. Max settings was just under a 100 FPS average and was also playing well.. Borderlands 3 was tested using the games built in benchmark and it was still possible to surpass 60 FPS with the highest setting preset in this test. Owing to our higher end, GPU.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint was also tested with the benchmark tool and, despite being another resource, heavy game hitting 70 FPS at ultimate settings is a pretty good result for it, though, like other games, the lower results, where were more CPU bound, are Lower than more recent laptops tested, like the GS66. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature and medium settings was enough to push the frame rate above the refresh rate of the 240Hz panel. However, even maxed out its still playing smoothly at around 150 FPS. Overwatch is another less demanding game and was tested in the practice. Range. Again, even with the epic setting preset, the frame rates are very high. Stepping down just one setting would boost average FPS above the refresh rate of the display. CSGO was tested using the Ulletical FPS benchmark, and although the results at max settings are above the refresh rate of the screen, the fps is significantly less when compared to a laptop That would allow us to disable optimus, which cannot be done with the m15. Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane and the results arent that far off many other laptops tested. With over 200 FPS at low settings its another candidate for a smooth experience with The 240Hz display. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built in benchmark using Vulkan low settings was once more around the refresh rate of the screen, though even maxed out performance is still very good. With this hardware.

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.. The Division. 2 was also tested with the built in benchmark and compared to the GS66 I recently tested. The low results are almost half the FPS.. This could be due to the optimus bottleneck or the m15 may have some other limitations to the processor, which affects lower setting. Levels. PUBG was tested using the replay feature and ultra settings was still playing without any issues. During my test through the erengel map. Assassins Creed. Odyssey was tested with the built in benchmark and as a CPU heavy test. The results are down a fair bit at lower settings for quick comparison. The GS66, with 10th gen i9 hit 105 FPS at low, but then at ultra high, where the GPU factors in more the difference is minor. Far Cry. New Dawn was also tested with the games benchmark and as a CPU sensitive test. There was a similar result here for reference that previously tested GS66 was at almost 123 FPS at low and 94. At ultra. That said, these frame rates arent going to be an issue for playing.. The Witcher 3 was playing without problems at maximum settings. I dont often see above 100 FPS with ultra settings, but its possible with the 2080 Max Q.

F1, 2019 was tested using the games, benchmark tool and again excellent performance was still possible at maximum settings with not too much additional FPS to be gained from lower settings. Lets also take a look at how this config of the Alienware m15 R2 gaming laptop, compares with other laptops use these results as a rough guide only as they were tested at different times with different drivers. In Battlefield, 5 Ive got the m15 R2 highlighted in red And due to request, Ive started sorting this graph by average FPS. Out of this selection of laptops tested with similar specs. The m15 is performing quite well with one of the highest average frame rates in this game. However, the 1 low performance is on the lower side out of these machines, which may indicate weaker CPU performance.. These are the results from Far Cry 5 with ultra settings in the built in benchmark.. This time the average frame rate was more around the middle of the pack, and the 1 low was more in line with many other laptops.. This test seems to be more CPU heavy than GPU, though, which would explain why the undervolted Helios 300 is only just below it, despite having a 1660 Ti.. These are the results from Shadow of the Tomb raider with the built in benchmark at highest settings., As this is a more GPU demanding test. The m15 is back towards the top of the bunch and was able to beat a few 115 watt 2070 machines granted the GS75 with lower 80 watt power limit 2080 Max Q was a couple of frames ahead.

Here.. Overall, the gaming performance was good with the m15 R2, at least at these higher setting levels where the GPU can actually get put to work as youd expect. At lower settings. In many titles tested, there was notably lower performance compared to other laptops. Ive looked at.. Some of this will be due to the inability of disabling optimus and its unfortunate that were not given this option to further boost performance or gain the benefits of G Sync.. This would have given a nice performance boost, particularly in esports titles like CSGO. However, 5 of these games were still able to utilize the 240Hz screen at lower setting levels.. The lower performance at lower setting levels could also be an indication of other issues like CPU throttling, however, Im yet to test that Ill cover thermals in depth.