DELL Alienware 15 R3 AW15R3-3831SLV

DELL Alienware 15 R3 AW15R3-3831SLV

Description

Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz, 15.6", 1920 x 1080, 16 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, GeForce GTX 1060, Windows 10 Home 64-Bit, 8 lbs.
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Gaming Performance

Price from $2299.99 (see 2 offers below)

Benchmarks / ratings

CPU Benchmark:90
GPU Benchmark:91
Popularity score:97

Verdict

  • Very fast processor suitable for the most demanding tasks.
  • High-End graphics card, suitable for the latest 3D games at high settings.
  • Good value for the money (but even better alternatives exist, see below)
Shopineer score:82/ 100

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DELL Alienware 15 R3 AW15R3-3831SLV
Faster CPU
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Faster GPU
MSI GT Series GT62VR Dominator Pro-087 9S7-16L221-087
Lighter
MSI GS Series GS63VR Stealth Pro-034
Better Value
MSI GS Series GS63VR Stealth Pro-041 9S7-16K212-041
Product nameDELL Alienware 15 R3 AW15R3-3831SLVMSI GS Series GS60 2QE-616USMSI GT Series GT62VR Dominator Pro-087MSI GS Series GS63VR Stealth Pro-034MSI GS Series GS63VR Stealth Pro-041
CPU Benchmark90better92909090
GPU Benchmark91worse88better949191
Value for Money63better64worse38better73
Popularity97worse7097worse81better98
Ratingbetter96better46better62
Shopineer score82worse8182worse58worse79
Price$2299.99worse$2329.86better$2099.99worse$2429.99better$2099.99
Theoretical Price
(based on other laptops with similar specs)
$2380.00$2177.00$1824.00$2366.00
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 8.1Windows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-Bit
BrandDELLMSIMSIMSIMSI
Screen15.6"15.6"15.6"15.6"15.6"
Display TypeFull HDFull HDFull HDFull HD
Resolution1920 x 1080better3840 x 21601920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080
LCD FeaturesIPS Anti-Glare 300-nits DisplayeDP IPS-Level, G-SyncIn-plane Switching (IPS) Technology, eDPIn-plane Switching (IPS) Technology, eDP
TouchscreenNoNoNoNoNo
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-5700HQ 2.7 GHzIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz
Cores44444
Base Frequency2.6 GHzbetter2.7 GHz2.6 GHz2.6 GHz2.6 GHz
Boost Frequency3.5 GHz3.5 GHz3.5 GHz3.5 GHz
Memory16 GB16 GB16 GB16 GBbetter32 GB
Max Memory Supported64 GB32 GB32 GB
Memory SpeedDDR4 2400DDR4 2400DDR4 2400DDR4 2400
HDD1 TB1 TB1 TB1 TB1 TB
HDD RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM7200 RPMworse5400 RPMworse5400 RPM
SSD128 GBbetter256 GBbetter256 GBbetter256 GB128 GB
Optical Drive
WebcamAlienware HD + IR presence detection cameraFHD type (30fps@1080p)FHD type (30fps@1080p)FHD type (30fps@1080p)
Battery4-cell lithium ion 68 Wh8 cell (75.24 Whr)3 cell (57 Whr)3 cell (57 Whr)
Battery Life
Graphics TypeDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated Card
Graphics CardGeForce GTX 1060worseNVIDIA Geforce GTX 970MbetterNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070GeForce GTX 1060GeForce GTX 1060
Video Memory6 GBworse3 GBbetter8 GB6 GB6 GB
CommunicationGigabit LAN and WLANGigabit LAN and WLANGigabit LAN and WLAN
WLANKiller 1435 802.11ac 2x2 WiFiKiller N1435 Combo (2x2 ac)Killer N1535 Combo (2x2 ac)Killer N1535 Combo (2x2 ac)
ColorEpic SilverAluminum BlackAluminum BlackAluminum Black
Weight8 lbs.better6.48 lbs.better3.96 lbs.better3.96 lbs.

Estimated Gaming Performance (FPS)

Here is the estimated gaming performance based on similar computers with the same graphics card. It is indicated as FPS (frames per second). Above 40 FPS is considered to be fluent gameplay (marked in green).
Game Low Medium High Ultra
Alan Wake14712087
Anno 1404826193
Anno 2070328162164128
Anno 22051591268129
ArmA 244
Ashes of the Singularity766054
Assassin's Creed Syndicate82767031
Assassin's Creed Unity68674632
AssassinĀ“s Creed III899364
Battlefield 1184826056
Battlefield 315614812867
Battlefield 418016715196
Battlefield Hardline17616911478
BioShock Infinite19517715699
Borderlands 2149126123117
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare991611216
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare12512410491
Call of Juarez Benchmark277
Civilization 511498
CoD Modern Warfare 2398324261163
Company of Heroes 266646340
Counter-Strike Source429
Crysis - CPU Benchmark25521929681
Crysis - GPU Benchmark28216827874
Crysis 2156114105103
Crysis 314613310052
Crysis Warhead88
Darksiders II342226
Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising137938580
Dead Space 3555433349227
Deus Ex Human Revolution307327173
Deus Ex Mankind Divided111844927
Diablo III400353319208
Dirt 3216215177179
Dirt Rally39713912296
Dirt Showdown114878990
Dishonored 2100735551
Dishonored133133134128
Doom 3399
Doom1521399182
Dota 2 Reborn108103100137
Dota 2119117114
Evolve1741499586
F.E.A.R. 258641817290197
F1 20111288110091
F1 2012148128130119
F1 201311810610595
F1 2014121121122114
FIFA 16267256241
FIFA 17387349265253
Fallout 41591278064
Far Cry 2538384171
Far Cry 31181109259
Far Cry 41201178468
Far Cry Primal112877656
Farming Simulator 17265222189156
Fifa 11629557581257
Fifa 12640471406404
Fifa 13559445501485
Fifa 14816600580558
Fifa 15326284249
GRID 2193143132115
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto731120266
GTA V1581519440
Guild Wars 21226552
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark266
Hitman 201668675250
Just Cause 279
Just Cause 31281018271
Left 4 Dead1417169
Mad Max225124114
Mafia 2158151144138
Mafia 3514740
Mass Effect 3607160
Max Payne 390888682
Metal Gear Solid V60606060
Metro 203315416513577
Mirror's Edge Catalyst151646158
Need for Speed 20161241188865
Need for Speed Shift674298165129
No Man's Sky1271126231
Overwatch299274169106
Quake 462
Rainbow Six Siege282225136111
Resident Evil 5190131134
Rise of the Tomb Raider1531116959
Risen204351262163
Saints Row IV90817973
SimCity27516112893
Sims 377312665210
Sims 4169102122119
Sleeping Dogs18718416167
Star Wars Battlefront18618210282
StarCraft 236213512788
Supreme Commander - FA Bench20921722675
The Crew60606060
The Division1671266450
The Elder Scrolls Online97948454
The Evil Within666673
The Secret World76756558
The Witcher 31761196638
Thief98949068
Titanfall 21441395980
Titanfall60606060
Tomb Raider345325286138
Torchlight 211212097
Trackmania Nations Forever832222184
Watch Dogs 2104946642
Watch Dogs94807054
World in Conflict - Benchmark1541722168115
World of Tanks v8129879177
World of Warcraft98067814491
World of Warships161135118134
X-Plane 10.25105492621
XCOM 288745629