Gigabyte A5 (AMD 5000 Series) vs Dell Alienware m15 R5 (Ryzen Edition)

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Display 1920 x 1080
Battery 48.9 Wh


Evaluation of Gigabyte A5 (AMD 5000 Series) and Dell Alienware m15 R5 (Ryzen Edition) important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Design, materials, durability and usability

Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Gigabyte A5 (AMD 5000 Series)
  • Higher screen refresh rate: 240 versus 165 Hz
  • Easier to carry: weighs 220 grams less (around 0.49 lbs)
  • Thinner bezels and 4% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Can run popular games at about 13-18% higher FPS
Advantages of the Dell Alienware m15 R5 (Ryzen Edition)
  • Features a bigger (~15%) battery – 56 against 48.9 watt-hours
  • High-speed PCI Express Gen 4 interface
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 2.2 kg (4.85 lbs) 2.42 kg (5.34 lbs)
Dimensions 361 x 258 x 29 mm
14.21 x 10.16 x 1.14 inches
356.2 x 272.5 x 12-19.2 mm
14.02 x 10.73 x 0.47-0.76 inches
Area 931 cm2 (144.4 inches2) 971 cm2 (150.4 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~72.1% ~69.1%
Side bezels 7.8 mm 5.4 mm
Colors Black Black
Transformer No No
Opening angle 120° -
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No Yes
Number of fans 2 2
Noise level 55 dB 50 dB


Size 15.6 inches 15.6 inches
Refresh rate 240 Hz 165 Hz
PPI 141 ppi 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Display tests
Contrast 838:1 1219:1
sRGB color space 98.6% 99%
Adobe RGB profile 70.8% 76%
DCI-P3 color gamut 69.6% -
Response time 3 ms 9 ms
Max. brightness


Voltage - 13.2 V
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery No No
Charging port position Left Bottom
Charge power 230 W 180 / 240 W
Weigh of AC adapter 690 gramm 780 gramm


CPU name
Base frequency 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cores 8 8
Threads 16 16
L3 Cache 16 MB 16 MB
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 8 Radeon RX Vega 8
Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm


Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP - 80 W
Nvidia Optimus Yes Yes, Advanced Optimus
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 8 nm 8 nm
GPU base clock 816-1387 MHz 1463 MHz
GPU boost clock 1283-1703 MHz 1695 MHz
Memory size 6 GB 4 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 192 bit 128 bit
Memory speed ~12-14 Gbps 12 Gbps
Shading units 3840 2560
DirectX support 12 12
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 1x8 GB 1x8 GB
Clock 3200 MHz 3200 MHz
Type DDR4 DDR4
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 64 GB 32 GB


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
NVMe Yes Yes


Audio chip Realtek ALC293 Realtek ALC3254
Speakers 2.0 2.0
Power 2x2W 2x2W
Dolby Atmos No No
Loudness 86 dB 82 dB
Microphones 2 2


Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5.2 v5.2
Fingerprint No No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
USB-A 3x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2 1x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt No Thunderbolt 3
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0 1x HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort 1x v1.4 No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes Yes
SD card reader Yes No
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel - 1.7 mm
Size 11.0 x 6.3 cm 10.5 x 6.0 cm
Surface Plastic Glass
Windows Precision Yes Yes
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