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MSI Raider GE68 HX 13VF laptop review: A complete design change

Red, gold and retro. MSI is doubling down on the design of the 17-inch GE78 for the smaller 16-inch GE68. The new look may not be for everyone, but performance is admirable with some of the fastest CPU and GPU options currently available on any gaming laptop this year.
2023 MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
2023 MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF

The GE68HX directly succeeds last year's GE67HX with both refreshed internals and a new chassis design. Aside from the expected 13th gen Raptor Lake-HX CPUs and Nvidia Ada Lovelace GPUs to replace the older 12th gen Alder Lake-HX and Ampere options, the newer model also offers a larger 16:10 16-inch screen size up from the declining 16:9 15.6-inch aspect ratio.

Our unit in review is the base configuration with the Core i7-13950HX, 140 W GeForce RTX 4060, and 1080p 144 Hz IPS display retailing for about $1700 USD or $1300 if on sale. Higher-end SKUs include the Core i9-13980HX, RTX 4090, and 1440p 240 Hz display for over $3500.

Competitors to the GE68HX include other high-end 16-inch gaming laptops like the HP Omen 16, Alienware m16 R1, Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8, or the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16.

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MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF (Raider GE68 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13950HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.5 GHz, 183 W PL2 / Short Burst, 134 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 2370 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, 140 W TDP, GDDR6, 537.42, MUX, Optimus 1.0
Memory
32 GB 
, SK hynix, DDR5-5600, Dual-Channel, 46-45-45-89
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 1900 x 1200 pixel 140 PPI, Chi Mei N160JME-GTK, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-S PCH - cAVS
Connections
5 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 3 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Killer E3000 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.9 x 358 x 284 ( = 1.1 x 14.09 x 11.18 in)
Battery
99.9 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p30
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MSI Center, Nahimic Audio, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.701 kg ( = 95.28 oz / 5.95 pounds), Power Supply: 1.001 kg ( = 35.31 oz / 2.21 pounds)
Price
1700 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.9 %
09/2023
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.7 kg27.9 mm16.00"1900x1200
87.7 %
07/2022
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.5 kg23.4 mm15.60"1920x1080
86.6 %
09/2023
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
R7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg23.5 mm16.10"1920x1080
89.2 %
08/2023
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
R9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
3.1 kg25.4 mm16.00"2560x1600
90 %
07/2023
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg19.9 mm16.00"2560x1600
89.4 %
03/2023
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg22.9 mm16.00"2560x1600

Case — Bigger Than Before

The chassis can be best described as a smaller version of the 17-inch Raider GE78HX. The LED pixel bar upfront replaces the continuous lighting on last year's model while the rear is now more stylized with gold, red, and glossy trims. One of MSI's goals this year was to create more visually interesting laptop designs instead of the increasingly common jet-black and minimalist aesthetic. The manufacturer has succeeded in this regard as the GE68HX design is certainly unmistakable and very different from other gaming laptops from competitors.

Chassis rigidity is excellent despite all the curves and pieces that make up the non-unibody skeleton. Applying pressure down the keyboard center or attempting to twist the corners would result in very little flexing and no audible creaking. We especially appreciate the larger and sturdier hinges when compared to last year's GE67HX for a better sense of longevity.

The new model is both bigger and heavier than the outgoing GE67HX by noticeable margins as shown by our size comparison chart below. In fact, the GE68HX is one of the larger and heavier 16-inch gaming laptops available.

Metal materials for the keyboard deck and outer lid
Metal materials for the keyboard deck and outer lid
Bottom plastic panel is intricately designed with its many angles and superficial stylings
Bottom plastic panel is intricately designed with its many angles and superficial stylings
Lid opened to its maximum angle of only ~140 degrees
Lid opened to its maximum angle of only ~140 degrees
The red and golden trims are inspired by retro jukeboxes
The red and golden trims are inspired by retro jukeboxes
Glossy plastic surface in between the red trim and matte materials
Glossy plastic surface in between the red trim and matte materials
Redesigned hinges are larger than before and very Asus ROG-like in design
Redesigned hinges are larger than before and very Asus ROG-like in design

Size Comparison

368.9 mm / 14.5 inch 289.9 mm / 11.4 inch 25.4 mm / 1 inch 3.1 kg6.86 lbs369 mm / 14.5 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 23.5 mm / 0.925 inch 2.4 kg5.38 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 284 mm / 11.2 inch 27.9 mm / 1.098 inch 2.7 kg5.95 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 267 mm / 10.5 inch 23.4 mm / 0.921 inch 2.5 kg5.44 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 246 mm / 9.69 inch 22.9 mm / 0.902 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs357.7 mm / 14.1 inch 259.3 mm / 10.2 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.1 kg4.7 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity

Port options have changed slightly from last year's GE67HX. Whereas the GE67HX would have 3x USB-A ports and 2x USB-C ports, the GE68HX ships with 2x USB-A ports and 3x USB-C ports. All three USB-C ports support Displayport, but only the one along the left edge is compatible with Thunderbolt 4.

Strangely, MSI has opted to drop the Kensington lock on this year's design. There is no mini-DisplayPort either unlike on the Alienware m16 R1.

Front: No ports
Front: No ports
Right: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen. 2, USB-C 3.2 Gen. 2 w/ Power Delivery + DisplayPort 1.4
Right: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen. 2, USB-C 3.2 Gen. 2 w/ Power Delivery + DisplayPort 1.4
Left: USB-C 3.2 Gen. 2 w/ Thunderbolt 4, SD reader, 3.5 mm headset
Left: USB-C 3.2 Gen. 2 w/ Thunderbolt 4, SD reader, 3.5 mm headset
Rear: 2.5 Gbps RJ-45, HDMI 2.1, AC power adapter
Rear: 2.5 Gbps RJ-45, HDMI 2.1, AC power adapter

SD Card Reader

Fully inserted SD card still protrudes by a few millimeters. The card reader is not spring-loaded
Fully inserted SD card still protrudes by a few millimeters. The card reader is not spring-loaded

The integrated SD card reader is a little slow for what is supposed to be an upper-midrange gaming model. Transferring 1 GB of pictures from our UHS-II test card to desktop would take a little over 12 seconds while the same test on the Alienware m16 R1 would be over 2x faster.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
197.3 MB/s +148%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
185.7 (176.29min - 198.35max) MB/s +133%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
84.2 MB/s +6%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83.2 MB/s +5%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
79.6 MB/s
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
228.8 MB/s +158%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
191.89 MB/s +116%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
89.7 MB/s +1%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
88.82 MB/s
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82.3 MB/s -7%

Communication

An Intel AX211 comes standard for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 support. We experienced no connectivity issues when paired to our AXE11000 6 GHz test network.

Removable M.2 WLAN module
Removable M.2 WLAN module
Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Qualcomm WCN685x
1513 (1342min - 1685max) MBit/s +13%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1334 (1007min - 1471max) MBit/s
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
Realtek 8852CE
1326 (976min - 1449max) MBit/s -1%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1151 (615min - 1213max) MBit/s -14%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
Realtek 8852CE
1481 (741min - 1496max) MBit/s +18%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Qualcomm WCN685x
1399 (1181min - 1531max) MBit/s +11%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1287 (679min - 1410max) MBit/s +2%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1256 (1120min - 1326max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Qualcomm WCN685x
1878 (972min - 2069max) MBit/s +24%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1615 (840min - 1682max) MBit/s +6%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1529 (1207min - 1614max) MBit/s +1%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1519 (1294min - 1612max) MBit/s
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1348 (1151min - 1393max) MBit/s -11%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1645 (1614min - 1670max) MBit/s +13%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Qualcomm WCN685x
1518 (1336min - 1650max) MBit/s +4%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1500 (762min - 1521max) MBit/s +3%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1462 (725min - 1500max) MBit/s
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1461 (1392min - 1501max) MBit/s 0%
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MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1519 (1294-1612)
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1437 (725-1500)

Webcam

While the 2 MP quality hasn't changed, there are still a couple of differences surrounding the webcam. The shutter, for example, is now a physical slider next to the lens instead of an electronic switch on the keyboard. And secondly, an IR sensor is now built in for Hello support.

ColorChecker
15.9 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
16 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF: 13.18 ∆E min: 3.58 - max: 19.72 ∆E

Maintenance

Unfortunately, MSI laptops are becoming more difficult to service nowadays. The bottom panel is secured by 13 Phillips screws one of which is behind an anti-tamper sticker to discourage end-user servicing. The main problem is that the plastic hooks along the edges of the panel are angled and tightly latched to the base especially along the rear. These hooks are difficult to detach and even more difficult to reinstall.

Users have direct access to two M.2 2280 storage bays, two DDR5 SODIMM slots, and the WLAN module and battery once inside.

Raider GE68HX
Raider GE68HX
Raider GE67HX for comparison
Raider GE67HX for comparison

Accessories And Warranty

The retail box included a cleaning cloth in addition to the AC adapter and paperwork. A one-year limited manufacturer warranty applies if purchased in the US.

Input Devices — Larger Clickpad And New Numpad

Keyboard

MSI has revamped the keyboard layout when compared to the GE67HX. There is now an integrated numpad while the Ctrl and Fn keys are no longer awkwardly squished together. Unfortunately, the arrow keys have been reduced in size to make room for the new numpad.

Key feedback is otherwise excellent with firm and uniform feedback between the main QWERTY keys. The Space and Enter keys in particular are noticeably louder for a more satisfying feel.

Touchpad

Clickpad size has increased significantly from just 10.5 x 6.5 cm on the GE67HX to 13 x 8.3 cm on the GE68HX. Glide is very smooth and responsive and with almost no sticking even when moving at slower speeds. Clicking is also satisfactory, but feedback is not perfectly uniform as it feels clickier when pressing down the center whereas the bottom corners feel spongier.

Revised keyboard lifted directly from the 17-inch GE78HX
Revised keyboard lifted directly from the 17-inch GE78HX
Enlarged clickpad is spacious, but feedback when clicking feels different on the center than it does on the corners
Enlarged clickpad is spacious, but feedback when clicking feels different on the center than it does on the corners
Translucent WASD keys much like on many recent Asus ROG laptops
Translucent WASD keys much like on many recent Asus ROG laptops
The numpad and arrow keys are all smaller and more cramped than the main QWERTY keys
The numpad and arrow keys are all smaller and more cramped than the main QWERTY keys

Display — Poor Colors

The Raider GE68HX ships with two different panel options. Our specific review unit comes with the bolded option below:

  • 2560 x 1600, 240 Hz, 100% DCI-P3, 3 ms, IPS
  • 1920 x 1200, 144 Hz, 60% sRGB, 11 ms, IPS

The cheaper 144 Hz option is not recommended due to its narrower color coverage and slower response times for more noticeable ghosting. The shallower colors are hard to overlook even if you don't do much graphics editing. This panel is more fit for cheaper gaming laptops like the MSI Pulse 17 where narrow color ranges are common.

G-Sync is notably absent on all current configurations of the GE68HX.

No edge-to-edge glass or OLED options
No edge-to-edge glass or OLED options
Narrow side bezels
Narrow side bezels
matte subpixel array with minimal graininess issues
matte subpixel array with minimal graininess issues
Only minor uneven backlight bleeding along the edges and corners
Only minor uneven backlight bleeding along the edges and corners
307.9
cd/m²
309.5
cd/m²
290.9
cd/m²
296.9
cd/m²
300.9
cd/m²
290.7
cd/m²
297.5
cd/m²
311.6
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei N160JME-GTK tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 311.6 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 301.8 cd/m² Minimum: 14.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 300.9 cd/m²
Contrast: 971:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.6 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5.1, calibrated: 2.04
ΔE Greyscale 3.3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
43% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
62.2% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
41.6% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.09
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Chi Mei N160JME-GTK, IPS, 1900x1200, 16.00
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung ATNA562P02-0, OLED, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
BOE0B81, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
BOE NE16NZ4, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
CSOT T3 MNG007DA2-3, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
BOE0B74 (NE160QDM-NM4, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Display
64%
67%
102%
66%
103%
Display P3 Coverage
41.6
71.7
72%
72.1
73%
98.6
137%
70.4
69%
99.33
139%
sRGB Coverage
62.2
89.7
44%
99.6
60%
99.9
61%
99.4
60%
99.9
61%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
43
75.2
75%
72.3
68%
88.9
107%
72.5
69%
90.01
109%
Response Times
99%
50%
67%
47%
-108%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
17.3 ?(9.4, 7.9)
0.25 ?(0.13, 0.12)
99%
12.3 ?(5.9, 6.4)
29%
5.1 ?(2.5, 2.6)
71%
12 ?(6, 6)
31%
50.8 ?(27.6, 23.2)
-194%
Response Time Black / White *
24.2 ?(10.6, 12.6)
0.4 ?(0.2, 0.2)
98%
7.2 ?(4, 3.2)
70%
9 ?(4.8, 4.2)
63%
8.9 ?(5.1, 3.8)
63%
29.6 ?(25, 4.6)
-22%
PWM Frequency
480.4 ?(100)
12000
Screen
17%
10%
10%
34%
297%
Brightness middle
300.9
356.1
18%
350
16%
329
9%
474.6
58%
634
111%
Brightness
302
358
19%
338
12%
317
5%
445
47%
627
108%
Brightness Distribution
93
99
6%
91
-2%
89
-4%
86
-8%
92
-1%
Black Level *
0.31
0.35
-13%
0.32
-3%
0.39
-26%
0.03
90%
Contrast
971
1000
3%
1028
6%
1217
25%
21133
2076%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.6
4.83
-5%
3.29
28%
3.71
19%
2.12
54%
0.89
81%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
17.6
7.94
55%
8.47
52%
7.23
59%
4.73
73%
1.79
90%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.04
2.23
-9%
2.82
-38%
0.57
72%
0.91
55%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.3
3.1
6%
3.2
3%
2.2
33%
2.8
15%
1.13
66%
Gamma
2.09 105%
2.2 100%
2.131 103%
2.3 96%
2.22 99%
2.47 89%
CCT
7151 91%
5938 109%
6317 103%
6270 104%
6542 99%
6497 100%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
60% / 44%
42% / 28%
60% / 38%
49% / 43%
97% / 198%

* ... smaller is better

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. P3
vs. P3

The display does not come pre-calibrated, but average color accuracy isn't bad all things considered. Calibrating the panel ourselves with an X-Rite colorimeter would improve average grayscale and color DeltaE values from 3.3 and 4.6 to just 2 and 2.04, respectively. Colors would still become increasingly inaccurate at higher saturation levels no matter how much you calibrate it due to the limited color space of the panel. Blue is perhaps the worst offender as it would appear slightly Violet instead. Our ICM profile is available above to download for free.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
24.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10.6 ms rise
↘ 12.6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 50 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
17.3 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9.4 ms rise
↘ 7.9 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 25 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34.3 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18719 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The 300-nit maximum brightness is typical of most gaming laptops. Direct sunlight should be avoided or else colors become washed out. For better outdoor visibility, users may want to consider the Zephyrus M16 and its 2x brighter display instead.

Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance — Impressive Year-Over-Year Boost

 
 

Testing Conditions

We set Windows to Performance mode and MSI Center to both Extreme Performance mode and dGPU mode prior to running the benchmarks below. MSI Center is the control hub for system updates, vitals, power profiles, GPU modes, and more. However, RGB settings are handled by a separate app called SteelSeries GG.

Cooler Boost is a submenu setting within Extreme Performance mode. Enabling it will run the internals fans at their maximum RPMs no matter the onscreen load.

The RTX 4060 configuration supports MUX but not Advanced Optimus meaning a reboot is required when switching between dGPU, MSHybrid, and iGPU modes.

MSI Center homescreen
MSI Center homescreen
Real-time hardware monitoring. There are unfortunately no recording or export features
Real-time hardware monitoring. There are unfortunately no recording or export features
MSI power profiles do not sync with the regular Windows power profiles
MSI power profiles do not sync with the regular Windows power profiles
Cooler Boost, auto, and manual fan modes are buried within two submenus under Extreme Performance
Cooler Boost, auto, and manual fan modes are buried within two submenus under Extreme Performance

Processor

CPU performance and clock rate stability are excellent with results that are 5 to 10 percent faster than the average Core i9-13950HX in our database or almost 2x faster than the Core i7-13700H commonly found on most other gaming laptops. This is one of the fastest mobile CPUs in the market at the moment and it competes with the Zen 4 Ryzen 9 7945HX for the top three spots.

Upgrading to the pricier Core i9-13980HX option is only expected to boost performance by about 5 percent based on our time with the Alienware m18 R1. The benefits are so marginal that we recommend sticking with the Core i9-13950HX to save a few hundred dollars.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF Intel Core i9-13950HX: Ø4437 (4343.11-4631.77)
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS Intel Core i7-12800HX: Ø3215 (3163.31-3383.24)
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS: Ø2531 (2518.1-2561.97)
Alienware m16 R1 AMD AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX: Ø4276 (4198.59-4320.12)
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8 Intel Core i9-13900H: Ø2707 (2663.47-2966.92)
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X Intel Core i9-13900H: Ø2914 (2871.5-3068.66)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
84.8 pt
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
84.6 pt
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
83.7 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
 
79.8 pt
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
75.6 pt
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8 -1!
Intel Core i9-13900H
66.3 pt
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
64.6 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
59.4 pt
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
57.8 pt
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
57.4 pt
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
51.8 pt
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
51.4 pt
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
42.6 pt
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 82EH0030GE
Intel Core i7-10875H
37.2 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
34521 (32987.6min - 34521.3max) Points +11%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
32601 (28888.6min - 32601.4max) Points +5%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
31127 (29141min - 31127.3max) Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (24560 - 33277, n=7)
29352 Points -6%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
26876 (25414.3min - 26876.4max) Points -14%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
22456 (19998.9min - 22456.2max) Points -28%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
19844 (18048.8min - 19843.9max) Points -36%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
16188 Points -48%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
15922 (13533.8min - 15922.1max) Points -49%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
15870 Points -49%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
14660 (14400.8min - 14660.4max) Points -53%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
14455 (14309.4min - 14455.1max) Points -54%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
10752 Points -65%
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 82EH0030GE
Intel Core i7-10875H
8858 Points -72%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2106 Points 0%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2096 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (1952 - 2113, n=7)
2067 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
2029 Points -3%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
1940 Points -7%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
1874 Points -11%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
1871 Points -11%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
1852 Points -12%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
1812 Points -14%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1785 Points -15%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1564 Points -25%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
1543 Points -26%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
1498 Points -29%
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 82EH0030GE
Intel Core i7-10875H
1252 Points -40%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
13457 Points +13%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
12423 Points +4%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
11909 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (8697 - 12648, n=7)
10973 Points -8%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
10492 Points -12%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
8564 Points -28%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
7640 Points -36%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6224 Points -48%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
6162 Points -48%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
6053 Points -49%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
5661 Points -52%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5616 Points -53%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
3854 Points -68%
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 82EH0030GE
Intel Core i7-10875H
3365 Points -72%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
807 Points +1%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
801 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (742 - 816, n=7)
788 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
775 Points -3%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
756 Points -6%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
725 Points -9%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
719 Points -10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
715 Points -11%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
693 Points -13%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
676 Points -16%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
612 Points -24%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
599 Points -25%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
579 Points -28%
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 82EH0030GE
Intel Core i7-10875H
483 Points -40%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
5554 (5255.55min - 5554.01max) Points +20%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4989 (4579.8min - 4989.4max) Points +8%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
4632 (4343.11min - 4631.77max) Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (3625 - 5227, n=7)
4565 Points -1%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
4320 (4198.59min - 4320.12max) Points -7%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
3383 (3163.31min - 3383.24max) Points -27%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
2967 (2663.47min - 2966.92max) Points -36%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
2586 (2431.02min - 2585.82max) Points -44%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2562 (2518.1min - 2561.97max) Points -45%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
2421 (1806.77min - 2421.45max) Points -48%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
2366 (2324.37min - 2366.02max) Points -49%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
2355 (2320.19min - 2354.74max) Points -49%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
1853 (1570.72min - 1852.54max) Points -60%
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 82EH0030GE
Intel Core i7-10875H
1683 Points -64%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
307 Points +3%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
303 Points +2%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
297 Points
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
295 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (274 - 303, n=7)
293 Points -1%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
280 Points -6%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
265 Points -11%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
263 Points -11%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
260 Points -12%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
251 Points -15%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
248 Points -16%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
233 Points -22%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
227 Points -24%
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 82EH0030GE
Intel Core i7-10875H
204 Points -31%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 82EH0030GE
Intel Core i7-10875H
324 Seconds * -203%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
305.7 Seconds * -186%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
221 Seconds * -107%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
215 Seconds * -101%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
213 Seconds * -99%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
198 Seconds * -85%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
195 Seconds * -82%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
153.1 Seconds * -43%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
117 Seconds * -9%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (100 - 137, n=7)
112.4 Seconds * -5%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
107 Seconds *
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
97 Seconds * +9%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
93 Seconds * +13%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
135927 MIPS +14%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
129804 MIPS +9%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
119373 MIPS
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (99351 - 127295, n=7)
115415 MIPS -3%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
106033 MIPS -11%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
76947 MIPS -36%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
71321 MIPS -40%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
68646 MIPS -42%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
66057 MIPS -45%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
64817 MIPS -46%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
62721 MIPS -47%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
59433 MIPS -50%
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 82EH0030GE
Intel Core i7-10875H
46136 MIPS -61%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
45965 MIPS -61%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
7319 MIPS +8%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
7018 MIPS +4%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
6889 MIPS +2%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (6445 - 7064, n=7)
6775 MIPS 0%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
6754 MIPS
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6640 MIPS -2%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
6391 MIPS -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
6192 MIPS -8%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
5803 MIPS -14%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
5703 MIPS -16%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5679 MIPS -16%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
5624 MIPS -17%
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 82EH0030GE
Intel Core i7-10875H
5410 MIPS -20%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
5305 MIPS -21%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
22200 Points +3%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
21568 Points
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
19583 Points -9%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (16776 - 21853, n=7)
19501 Points -10%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
15068 Points -30%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
14213 Points -34%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
12805 Points -41%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
12766 Points -41%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
12753 Points -41%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
11414 Points -47%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
10355 Points -52%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
10018 Points -54%
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 82EH0030GE
Intel Core i7-10875H
8176 Points -62%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
7929 Points -63%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
7929 Points -63%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
7883 Points -63%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
2132 Points +4%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2062 Points 0%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2055 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (1805 - 2097, n=7)
2013 Points -2%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
2008 Points -2%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2005 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
1950 Points -5%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
1906 Points -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
1841 Points -10%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
1759 Points -14%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1589 Points -23%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
1572 Points -24%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
1572 Points -24%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
1571 Points -24%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
1566 Points -24%
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 82EH0030GE
Intel Core i7-10875H
1315 Points -36%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
34.8 fps +9%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
33.1 fps +4%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
31.8 fps
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (26 - 34.5, n=7)
30.7 fps -3%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
29.7 fps -7%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
24.9 fps -22%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
21.5 fps -32%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
19.8 fps -38%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
18.9 fps -41%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
18.5 fps -42%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
18.2 fps -43%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
15.9 fps -50%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
12.1 fps -62%
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 82EH0030GE
Intel Core i7-10875H
11.9 fps -63%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
65.1 s * -98%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
60.4 s * -84%
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 82EH0030GE
Intel Core i7-10875H
55.9 s * -70%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
54 s * -65%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
52.8 s * -61%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
46.7 s * -42%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
45.7 s * -39%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
45.1 s * -38%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (32.8 - 52.1, n=7)
44.7 s * -36%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
42.2 s * -29%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
42 s * -28%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
39.4 s * -20%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
34.4 s * -5%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
32.8 s *
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 82EH0030GE
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.581 sec * -48%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.576 sec * -47%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
0.4907 sec * -25%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
0.4894 sec * -25%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
0.459 sec * -17%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.4352 sec * -11%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
0.4338 sec * -11%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
0.4309 sec * -10%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
0.4255 sec * -9%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.4182 sec * -7%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
0.3982 sec * -2%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (0.3823 - 0.4121, n=7)
0.3956 sec * -1%
Alienware m18 R1
Intel Core i9-13980HX
0.3931 sec * -0%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
0.3913 sec *
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
4632 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
276 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
297 Points
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Performance Rating
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
92 pt
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
79.5 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
 
76.2 pt
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
59.8 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
58.1 pt
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
51.6 pt
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
49.1 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
44673 KRay/s +67%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
26754 KRay/s
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
25896 KRay/s -3%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (18131 - 28957, n=7)
24817 KRay/s -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
18961 KRay/s -29%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
17741 KRay/s -34%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
11088 KRay/s -59%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
188174 Points +38%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
136159 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (102591 - 144303, n=7)
127039 Points -7%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
109633 Points -19%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
93802 Points -31%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
89277 Points -34%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
49654 Points -64%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
7605 MB/s +14%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
6657 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (4981 - 7093, n=7)
6323 MB/s -5%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
4602 MB/s -31%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
4207 MB/s -37%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3977 MB/s -40%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
3973 MB/s -40%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
159244 Points +15%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
138071 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (131931 - 140103, n=7)
136822 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
120299 Points -13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
120181 Points -13%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
117257 Points -15%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
91366 Points -34%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
23959 Points +49%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
16109 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (12381 - 17057, n=7)
15365 Points -5%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
15036 Points -7%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
12303 Points -24%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
11631 Points -28%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
11232 Points -30%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
100582 Points +50%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
66938 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (46539 - 71038, n=7)
61883 Points -8%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
58454 Points -13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
46487 Points -31%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
44368 Points -34%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
31771 Points -53%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (99981 - 204491, n=7)
135969 MB/s +6%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
128127 MB/s
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
117708 MB/s -8%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
109049 MB/s -15%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
85007 MB/s -34%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
81046 MB/s -37%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
67389 MB/s -47%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1978 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (1472 - 2069, n=7)
1854 MB/s -6%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1767 MB/s -11%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1351 MB/s -32%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1254 MB/s -37%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
1204 MB/s -39%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1062 MB/s -46%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
24103 KRay/s +65%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
14643 KRay/s
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
13731 KRay/s -6%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (9787 - 15573, n=7)
13467 KRay/s -8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
10342 KRay/s -29%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
9570 KRay/s -35%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
6675 KRay/s -54%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
50078 MPixel/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
48325 MPixel/s -4%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (40233 - 50864, n=7)
47552 MPixel/s -5%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
33395 MPixel/s -33%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
32445 MPixel/s -35%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
25053 MPixel/s -50%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
23815 MPixel/s -52%

System Performance

PCMark benchmarks are comparable to other 16-inch gaming laptops like the Alienware m16 R1 or Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 by just a few percentage points. We experienced no wake-from-sleep issues or other notable problems with our test unit during testing.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 / Score
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, R9 7845HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
8867 Points +7%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8538 Points +3%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
8281 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
 
8281 Points 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8277 Points 0%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, WDC PC SN810 512GB
8167 Points -1%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8042 Points -3%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11659 Points +2%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, R9 7845HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
11576 Points +1%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
11448 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
 
11448 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11329 Points -1%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, WDC PC SN810 512GB
11250 Points -2%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10919 Points -5%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11046 Points +13%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10991 Points +13%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, R9 7845HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
10460 Points +7%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, WDC PC SN810 512GB
10179 Points +4%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10023 Points +3%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
9759 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
 
9759 Points 0%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, R9 7845HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
15624 Points +13%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
13794 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
 
13794 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
13562 Points -2%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, WDC PC SN810 512GB
12908 Points -6%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
12897 Points -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11949 Points -13%
CrossMark / Overall
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, R9 7845HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1992 Points +1%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1974 Points +1%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1973 Points 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1972 Points 0%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
1964 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
 
1964 Points 0%
CrossMark / Productivity
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1914 Points +7%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, R9 7845HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1905 Points +6%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1874 Points +5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1845 Points +3%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
1793 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
 
1793 Points 0%
CrossMark / Creativity
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
2284 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
 
2284 Points 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2233 Points -2%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, R9 7845HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
2186 Points -4%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2089 Points -9%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2084 Points -9%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1941 Points +18%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1839 Points +12%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, R9 7845HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1727 Points +5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1658 Points +1%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
1643 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
 
1643 Points 0%
PCMark 10 Score
8281 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
77128 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (61938 - 78494, n=7)
73266 MB/s -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
70473 MB/s -9%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
62231 MB/s -19%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
49810 MB/s -35%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
44055 MB/s -43%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
37448 MB/s -51%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
84700 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (62368 - 86207, n=7)
78833 MB/s -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
70351 MB/s -17%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
61147 MB/s -28%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
57329 MB/s -32%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
56559 MB/s -33%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
41599 MB/s -51%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
78406 MB/s +2%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
76687 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (59501 - 80441, n=7)
72257 MB/s -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
71007 MB/s -7%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
57764 MB/s -25%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
46803 MB/s -39%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
36152 MB/s -53%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
95.7 ns * -11%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
91.1 ns * -6%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (84.4 - 99.5, n=7)
90.3 ns * -5%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
89.8 ns * -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
88 ns * -2%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
85.9 ns *
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
83.2 ns * +3%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

LatencyMon reveals DPC issues when opening multiple browser tabs of our homepage. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is imperfect with 4 dropped frames recorded during a 60-second window.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
Drivers list
Drivers list
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10410.4 μs * -278%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4080.9 μs * -48%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
2757.1 μs *
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, WDC PC SN810 512GB
2185.9 μs * +21%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, R9 7845HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1738.2 μs * +37%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1698.6 μs * +38%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Our unit ships with the cheaper 1 TB Samsung PM9B1 instead of the pricier Samsung PM9A1 likely to save on costs. The PM9B1 is almost half as fast with maximum sequential read rates of around 3600 MB/s compared to ~7000 MB/s on the PM9A1. SSD performance is stable nonetheless with no throttling.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 8
CDM 8
Two M.2 PCIe4 x4 NVMe 2280 slots. The system includes no thermal pads for the drives
Two M.2 PCIe4 x4 NVMe 2280 slots. The system includes no thermal pads for the drives
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
DiskSpd seq_q8t1_read: 3652MB/s
DiskSpd seq_q8t1_write: 2897MB/s
DiskSpd seq_read: 2698MB/s
DiskSpd seq_write: 2642MB/s
DiskSpd 4k_q32t16_read: 2112MB/s
DiskSpd 4k_q32t16_write: 1872MB/s
DiskSpd 4k_q1t1_read: 75.4MB/s
DiskSpd 4k_q1t1_write: 233MB/s
DiskSpd Loop seq_q8t1_read: 3637MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
89.8 pt
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
88.7 pt
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
75.4 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
68.4 pt
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
63.5 pt
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF -11!
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
61 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4414 (4394.81min - 4413.86max) MB/s +64%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3929 (3604.38min - 3929.22max) MB/s +46%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3917 (3883.93min - 3916.78max) MB/s +45%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
3550 (3505.51min - 3549.67max) MB/s +32%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
3315 (3244.91min - 3314.63max) MB/s +23%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
2698 (2683.39min - 2697.78max) MB/s
seq write
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
4893 (4714.82min - 4893.49max) MB/s +85%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4306 (4280.74min - 4306.08max) MB/s +63%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4063 (4026.53min - 4062.87max) MB/s +54%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
3783 (3552.81min - 3782.83max) MB/s +43%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3365 (3321.68min - 3365.3max) MB/s +27%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
2642 (2628.78min - 2641.95max) MB/s
seq q8 t1 read
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
6988 (5851.89min - 6987.92max) MB/s +91%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
6889 (5972.9min - 6888.72max) MB/s +89%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6683 (5972.9min - 6683.05max) MB/s +83%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6659 (5729.63min - 6659.09max) MB/s +82%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
6289 (5449.67min - 6288.53max) MB/s +72%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
3652 (3152.44min - 3651.6max) MB/s
seq q8 t1 write
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
5477 (5328.23min - 5477.34max) MB/s +89%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5151 (5119.78min - 5150.82max) MB/s +78%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5007 (4969.96min - 5007.21max) MB/s +73%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4985 (4972.98min - 4985.35max) MB/s +72%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
4459 (4352.43min - 4459.27max) MB/s +54%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
2897 (2851.29min - 2897.29max) MB/s
4k q1 t1 read
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
94.1 (93.93min - 94.12max) MB/s +25%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
93 (92.3min - 92.97max) MB/s +23%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
75.4 (74.5min - 75.39max) MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
74.1 (72.59min - 74.06max) MB/s -2%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
66.1 (65.3min - 66.08max) MB/s -12%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
63.2 (60.76min - 63.19max) MB/s -16%
4k q1 t1 write
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
275 (263.41min - 275.06max) MB/s +18%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
252 (249.53min - 252.23max) MB/s +8%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
233 (231.46min - 233.34max) MB/s
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
215 (213.07min - 215.21max) MB/s -8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
155.5 (148.87min - 155.46max) MB/s -33%
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
155.1 (147.48min - 155.14max) MB/s -33%
4k q32 t16 read
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4176 (4172.05min - 4175.71max) MB/s +98%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4040 (4013.9min - 4040.16max) MB/s +91%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
3826 (3804.78min - 3826.23max) MB/s +81%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
2112 (2095.53min - 2111.52max) MB/s
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
1217 (1195.73min - 1216.61max) MB/s -42%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
713 (705.93min - 712.59max) MB/s -66%
4k q32 t16 write
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3555 (3527.21min - 3555.07max) MB/s +90%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3491 (3437.82min - 3491.16max) MB/s +86%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
2605 (2580.82min - 2605.41max) MB/s +39%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
1872 (1843.91min - 1871.6max) MB/s
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
486 (470.43min - 486.44max) MB/s -74%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
468 (459.96min - 467.77max) MB/s -75%
AS SSD
Score Total
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8980 Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8690 Points
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
7687 Points
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5508 Points
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
5262 Points
Score Read
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3469 Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3300 Points
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
3284 Points
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
1638 Points
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1572 Points
Score Write
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3799 Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3766 Points
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3232 Points
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
2885 Points
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
2771 Points
Seq Read
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
5836.76 MB/s
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5447.03 MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5370 MB/s
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5282.63 MB/s
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
5080.22 MB/s
Seq Write
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
5036.32 MB/s
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4058.01 MB/s
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3975.65 MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2984 MB/s
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
2824.64 MB/s
4K Read
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
86.39 MB/s
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
86.37 MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
75.5 MB/s
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
65.35 MB/s
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
60.31 MB/s
4K Write
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
240.81 MB/s
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
224.62 MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
211 MB/s
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
194.78 MB/s
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
184.42 MB/s
4K-64 Read
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2854.25 MB/s
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2669.14 MB/s
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
2640.2 MB/s
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
1064.22 MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
959 MB/s
4K-64 Write
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3160.56 MB/s
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3135.34 MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2723 MB/s
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
2408.24 MB/s
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
2082.65 MB/s
Access Time Read
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
0.075 ms *
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
0.051 ms *
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.033 ms *
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.029 ms *
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
0.02 ms *
Access Time Write
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
0.068 ms *
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.057 ms *
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.054 ms *
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
0.02 ms *
HP Omen 16-xf0376ng
WDC PC SN810 512GB
0.019 ms *

* ... smaller is better

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8