Alienware Area Area 51M Gaming Laptop vs System76 Oryx Pro

Laptop comparisons are still in beta - please let us know if you find any glitches!

 The Alienware Area Area 51M Gaming Laptop is a 17-inch laptop with a resolution of 1920x1080 (Full HD). We are comparing it to the System76 Oryx Pro, which comes with a 17-inch screen at a resolution of 1920x1080 (Full HD). 

Alienware Area Area 51M Gaming Laptop

New Alienware Area 51M Gaming Laptop, 17.3" 300hz 3ms FHD Display, Intel Core i7-10700K, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Lunar Light (AWARR2-7323WHT-PUS)

  • Massive memory: The Area-51m R2 is also Alienware’s first gaming laptop to support up to 64GB of DDR4 memory at 2933Mhz or 32GB of DDR4 XMP memory at 3200Mhz
  • 2.5Gbps Ethernet: The Area-51m R2 features a 2.5Gbps bandwidth Ethernet connection, giving gamers 2.5x the amount of common wired Ethernet connections for blazing-fast file transfers
  • Advanced keyboard: With the Alienware TactX keyboard, N-key rollover technology enables over 108-key commands for maximum actions per minute and 1.7mm of key travel allows for rapid response for any keystroke
  • The world’s most powerful laptop just got an upgrade. With extraordinary desktop-level processing power, CPU and GPU upgradability, advanced cooling and a premium, revolutionary design.

$2,600.00

System76 Oryx Pro

  • 10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU
  • Switchable Intel and NVIDIA Graphics
  • System76 Open Firmware with coreboot
  • 15" and 17" display options
  • Up to 64 GB of memory
Alienware Area Area 51M Gaming Laptop System76 Oryx Pro
Screen Size 17-inch 17-inch
Screen Resolution 1920x1080 (Full HD) 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Screen Info 300hz 3ms FHD Display 15.6" or 17.3" FHD (1920x1080) 144 Hz refresh rate, Matte Finish
Storage 1TB NVMe SSD 2 x M.2 (SATA or PCIe NVMe), Up to 4 TB total
Operating System Windows 10 Home Pop!_OS Linux
Memory Installed 16 64
Notes

Different configurations available

Operating System
Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS (64-bit) or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (64-bit)

Firmware
System76 Open Firmware (coreboot, EDK2, System76 Firmware Apps)
System76 Open Source Embedded Controller Firmware

Input
Multitouch Touchpad, Multi-Color Backlit Chicklet US QWERTY Keyboard

Graphics Card Comparison

GPU Score

GeForce RTX 2080
(System76 Oryx Pro)
7304 points
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
(Alienware Area Area 51M Gaming Laptop)
7237 points
GeForce RTX 2070
(System76 Oryx Pro)
5487 points
GeForce RTX 2060
(System76 Oryx Pro)
2902 points

Video RAM

GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
(Alienware Area Area 51M Gaming Laptop)
8 GB
GeForce RTX 2070
(System76 Oryx Pro)
8 GB
GeForce RTX 2080
(System76 Oryx Pro)
8 GB
GeForce RTX 2060
(System76 Oryx Pro)
6 GB

Memory Bandwidth

GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
(Alienware Area Area 51M Gaming Laptop)
448 GB/s
GeForce RTX 2070
(System76 Oryx Pro)
448 GB/s
GeForce RTX 2080
(System76 Oryx Pro)
448 GB/s
GeForce RTX 2060
(System76 Oryx Pro)
336 GB/s

Pixel Rate

GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
(Alienware Area Area 51M Gaming Laptop)
113.3 GP/s
GeForce RTX 2080
(System76 Oryx Pro)
109.4 GP/s
GeForce RTX 2070
(System76 Oryx Pro)
92.16 GP/s
GeForce RTX 2060
(System76 Oryx Pro)
80.64 GP/s

Texel Rate

GeForce RTX 2080
(System76 Oryx Pro)
314.6 GT/s
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
(Alienware Area Area 51M Gaming Laptop)
283.2 GT/s
GeForce RTX 2070
(System76 Oryx Pro)
207.4 GT/s
GeForce RTX 2060
(System76 Oryx Pro)
201.6 GT/s

Processor Comparison

Gigatransfers Per Second

Total number of data transfers in one second (Threads x Clock Speed)
Core i7-10700K
(Alienware Area Area 51M Gaming Laptop)
60.8 GT/s
Core i7-10875H
(System76 Oryx Pro)
36.8 GT/s

Turbo Gigatransfers Per Second

Total number of data transfers in one second, if all cores are running at their turbo speed (Threads x Turbo Clock Speed)
Core i7-10700K
(Alienware Area Area 51M Gaming Laptop)
81.6 GT/s
Core i7-10875H
(System76 Oryx Pro)
81.6 GT/s

Threads

Core i7-10700K
(Alienware Area Area 51M Gaming Laptop)
16 Threads
Core i7-10875H
(System76 Oryx Pro)
16 Threads

Core Speed

Core i7-10700K
(Alienware Area Area 51M Gaming Laptop)
3.8 MHz
Core i7-10875H
(System76 Oryx Pro)
2.3 MHz

Turbo Speed

Core i7-10700K
(Alienware Area Area 51M Gaming Laptop)
5.1 MHz
Core i7-10875H
(System76 Oryx Pro)
5.1 MHz