Question Help . Benchmark shows my gaming laptop with high specs wasn't as good as my gaming desktop with lower specs. Explain please.

Oct 9, 2020
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Hello. I wasn't sure which category to put this in so I put it in both. I have a gaming laptop and a custom desktop. So I ran a few benchmarks on both to see which one performed better. The benchmarks were from 3D Mark and Novabench . From what I understand from the scores the desktop performed better . So I'm not understanding that since the laptop has higher specs . Could anyone on here explain what could be going on? Ive never used benchmarks before. I'm worried something might be wrong . Also the laptop has a tendency to get hot when gaming so if anyone knows of a fan control program that works for laptops I would appreciate the suggestion. The links to the benchmark scores will be under the specs .
Thanks in advance for any help .

Laptop Specs :
Model: Dell G3 3590 (A little over a year old)
Ram: 8gb DDR4 Kingston. 2600 MHz .
CPU: Intel I5-9300H 2.4 GHz. Max 4.09 GHz.
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design.
Windows 10 .

Custom Desktop Specs :
(System is almost a year old )
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65
Ram: 8gb DDR3 Patriot Memory. 1682GHz.
8gb DDR3 Samsung . 1682GHz.
CPU: Intel i7-3770 Processor 3.9GHz.
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6gb .
Windows 10.

3D Mark comparisons:

Sky diver comparison:

Fire strike comparison:

Time spy comparison:

Novabench comparison:


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