Alienware m17 R5 AMD | PC gamer

One thing I love about Alienware is the company’s relentless confidence in its new products. Whether that’s bragging rights that a desktop is a “Benchmark Bruiser (opens in new tab)or releasing one of the slickest OLED Gaming Monitors (opens in new tab) to date. So if I get the chance to check out the new Alienware m17 R5, it’s been called “the most powerful 17-inch AMD Advantage gaming laptop”, how could I pass up?

And does it live up to the hype? Uh, yes and no.

The Alienware m17 R5 is powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and Radeon RX 6850M XT combo that on paper looks like a slam dunk for Team Red. It’s also the first gaming laptop we tested with an RX 6850M XT, so I was excited to see how it stacked up against laptops with an RTX 3070 Ti and even RTX 3080 Ti mobile GPUs.