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Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060 laptop review: 50 percent faster processor than before

Intel 12th gen update. The Alder Lake platform has done wonders for the XPS 17 series in terms of raw performance, but it comes at a cost that power users ought to be aware of.

The Dell XPS 17 9720 is the third iteration of the 17.0-inch XPS 17 series that started with the 2020 XPS 17 9700. While the XPS 17 9700 and 2021 9710 versions would ship with 10th gen and 11th gen Intel CPUs, respectively, the 2022 9720 has added 12th gen CPUs and DDR5 RAM options to the mix. Other core characteristics like the chassis and GPU options are otherwise identical to the XPS 17 9700 or 9710 and so we recommend checking out our existing reviews on the series to learn more about the physical features of the model.

Our unit in review is an upper-midrange configuration with the Core i7-12700H CPU, UHD+ (3840 x 2400) IPS touchscreen, and GeForce RTX 3060 GPU for approximately $3000 USD. Other SKUs are also available with the i5-12500H, i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 1200p display, or integrated graphics only.

Competitors to the XPS 17 9720 include 17.3-inch multimedia or prosumer laptops like the Gigabyte Aero 17, Razer Blade 17, HP Envy 17, or Lenovo Legion 5 17.

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Dell XPS 17 9720 specifications (Source: Dell)
Dell XPS 17 9720 specifications (Source: Dell)
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060 (XPS 17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-12700H 14 x 1.7 - 4.7 GHz, 155 W PL2 / Short Burst, 55 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 6144 MB, Core: 1282 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 65 W TDP, GDDR6, 512.95, Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR5-4800, SK Hynix, 30-29-29-57, Dual-Channel
Display
17.00 inch 16:10, 3840 x 2400 pixel 266 PPI, 10-point capacitive, Sharp LQ170R1, IPS, SHP1517, Dell P/N: T3MW9, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 4 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 4 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD reader, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.5 x 374.45 x 248.05 ( = 0.77 x 14.74 x 9.77 in)
Battery
97 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2.5 W x2 + 1.5 W x2, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, USB-C to HDMI and USB-A adapter, My Dell, PremierColor, Digital Delivery, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.512 kg ( = 88.61 oz / 5.54 pounds), Power Supply: 508 g ( = 17.92 oz / 1.12 pounds)
Price
3000 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
88.8 %
05/2022
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg19.5 mm17.00"3840x2400
82.4 %
08/2021
HP Envy 17-cg
i5-1135G7, GeForce MX450
2.7 kg19.3 mm17.30"1920x1080
87.9 %
07/2021
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg19.5 mm17.00"3840x2400
87.9 %
07/2020
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
2.5 kg19.5 mm17.00"3840x2400
85.2 %
02/2022
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
R5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3.1 kg24.3 mm17.30"1920x1080
76.5 %
05/2022
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
2.2 kg21.4 mm17.30"1920x1080
90.1 %
05/2022
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.8 kg19.9 mm17.30"2560x1440

Case — Same But Still Great

The chassis has not changed from the XPS 17 9700 or 9710. Despite being a two-year old design, its unique 16:10 17.0-inch form factor allows the model to be noticeably smaller and thinner than other models in the same size category. 

Size Comparison

406.9 mm / 16 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 21.4 mm / 0.843 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 290 mm / 11.4 inch 24.3 mm / 0.957 inch 3.1 kg6.76 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 19.3 mm / 0.76 inch 2.7 kg6.02 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.8 kg6.08 lbs374.45 mm / 14.7 inch 248.05 mm / 9.77 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 2.5 kg5.54 lbs374.45 mm / 14.7 inch 248.05 mm / 9.77 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 2.5 kg5.46 lbs

SD Card Reader

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
205.2 MB/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
195.4 MB/s ∼95% -5%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
178.1 MB/s ∼87% -13%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
141.3 (140.8min - 141.54max) MB/s ∼69% -31%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
82.4 MB/s ∼40% -60%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (AV Pro microSD 128 GB V60)
74 MB/s ∼36% -64%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7 (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
66.5 MB/s ∼32% -68%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
198 MB/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
197.9 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
185.04 MB/s ∼93% -7%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
175.7 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
89.7 MB/s ∼45% -55%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (AV Pro microSD 128 GB V60)
83.9 MB/s ∼42% -58%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7 (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
77.4 MB/s ∼39% -61%

Communication — No Wi-Fi 6E

Dell has upgraded the WLAN from the Intel AX1650 on the XPS 17 9710 to the Intel AX1675 (or AX211) on the XPS 17 9720. The newer chip supports Wi-Fi 6E, but the feature is disabled on the XPS 17 9720 much like what we discovered on the XPS 15 9520. Thus, users will only be able to connect to 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz networks and not 6 GHz networks.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1418 (731min - 1508max) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1288 (1090min - 1387max) MBit/s ∼91%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
916 (442min - 953max) MBit/s ∼65%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
892 (836min - 935max) MBit/s ∼63%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
862 (667min - 971max) MBit/s ∼61%
iperf3 receive AX12
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1548 (1357min - 1709max) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1507 (1482min - 1563max) MBit/s ∼97%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1321 (1216min - 1419max) MBit/s ∼85%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
949 (475min - 950max) MBit/s ∼61%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
650 (595min - 706max) MBit/s ∼42%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1384 (1326min - 1431max) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1291 (990min - 1399max) MBit/s ∼100%
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; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1384 (1326-1431)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1291 (990-1399)

Webcam

The camera continues to be just 720p with no privacy shutter. The low native resolution pairs poorly with the high resolution display for an unavoidably muddy picture. Dell says the IR and RGB sensors are separate now for better performance, but pixel density is still very low. In comparison, the Razer Blade 17 ships with a higher resolution 1080p webcam instead.

Windows Hello is still supported.

ColorChecker
1.9 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
8 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
0 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060: 5.66 ∆E min: 0 - max: 8.56 ∆E

Maintenance

XPS 17 9720
XPS 17 9720
XPS 17 9710 for comparison. Dell has made changes to the positioning of some modules on the motherboard, but the cooling solution remains essentially the same
XPS 17 9710 for comparison. Dell has made changes to the positioning of some modules on the motherboard, but the cooling solution remains essentially the same

Accessories and Warranty

The XPS 17 9720 ships with the same 130 W AC adapter and USB-C to HDMI and USB-A adapter as on the XPS 15 9520, XPS 17 9710, and XPS 17 9700. A base one-year limited manufacturer warranty applies if purchased in the US.

Display — 16:10 60 Hz IPS

There are two display options to choose from (1200p and 2400p) compared to three on the XPS 15 9520. The panel on our unit comes with the same Sharp LQ170R1 IPS panel as found on the XPS 17 9710 or 9700 meaning that the viewing experience hasn't changed since the original 2020 model. It was an excellent display then and it still is now especially in terms of contrast ratio relative to other IPS panels, but we would like to see 90 Hz refresh rate or faster options in the future similar to what is already available on the newest IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro or upcoming Zenbook Pro 14 Duo.

Sharp RGB subpixel array from glossy overlay. Unlike the XPS 15 9500 series, the XPS 17 9700 series has no OLED options as of this writing
Sharp RGB subpixel array from glossy overlay. Unlike the XPS 15 9500 series, the XPS 17 9700 series has no OLED options as of this writing
Slight uneven backlight bleeding along the edges and corners
Slight uneven backlight bleeding along the edges and corners
PremierColor settings prior to measurements
PremierColor settings prior to measurements
469.4
cd/m²
451.3
cd/m²
446.9
cd/m²
464.9
cd/m²
512.7
cd/m²
448.1
cd/m²
439.4
cd/m²
496.6
cd/m²
436
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Sharp LQ170R1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 512.7 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 462.8 cd/m² Minimum: 26.58 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 512.7 cd/m²
Contrast: 1602:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.98 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3
ΔE Greyscale 7.2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
85.3% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
92.9% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.54
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Sharp LQ170R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 17.00
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Sharp LQ170R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 17.00
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
SHP14D7, IPS, 1920x1200, 17.30
HP Envy 17-cg
AU Optronics AUO439D, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
LEN173FHD, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
BOE NV173FHM-N49, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
BOE CQ NE173QHM-NZ1 (BOE09F9), IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
Display
5%
-9%
-17%
-18%
-50%
2%
Display P3 Coverage
92.9
90.5
-3%
77.4
-17%
68
-27%
64.8
-30%
39.53
-57%
97.9
5%
sRGB Coverage
100
100
0%
100
0%
95
-5%
97.2
-3%
58.85
-41%
99.9
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
85.3
99.8
17%
76.6
-10%
69
-19%
66.7
-22%
40.84
-52%
85.5
0%
Response Times
5%
-13%
19%
73%
57%
69%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
51.2 ?(26, 25.2)
51.2 ?(27.2, 24)
-0%
60.4 ?(30.8, 29.6)
-18%
40 ?(19, 21)
22%
15 ?(7, 8)
71%
22 ?(10, 12)
57%
15.2 ?(7.4, 7.8)
70%
Response Time Black / White *
35.2 ?(18.8, 16.4)
32 ?(18, 14)
9%
37.6 ?(20, 17.6)
-7%
30 ?(17, 13)
15%
9 ?(5, 4)
74%
15 ?(7, 8)
57%
11.2 ?(5.8, 5.4)
68%
PWM Frequency
2500 ?(30)
Screen
20%
33%
6%
16%
-16%
-9%
Brightness middle
512.7
539.4
5%
636
24%
347
-32%
323
-37%
269
-48%
341
-33%
Brightness
463
494
7%
580
25%
329
-29%
305
-34%
263
-43%
308
-33%
Brightness Distribution
85
84
-1%
86
1%
89
5%
89
5%
88
4%
82
-4%
Black Level *
0.32
0.32
-0%
0.34
-6%
0.27
16%
0.25
22%
0.3
6%
0.45
-41%
Contrast
1602
1686
5%
1871
17%
1285
-20%
1292
-19%
897
-44%
758
-53%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.98
4.12
31%
2.4
60%
3.75
37%
1.87
69%
5.8
3%
4.16
30%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
12.09
7.65
37%
3.5
71%
7.53
38%
4.84
60%
18.46
-53%
8.14
33%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
7.2
1.5
79%
2
72%
4.88
32%
2.57
64%
3.64
49%
5.09
29%
Gamma
2.54 87%
2.15 102%
2.08 106%
2.53 87%
2.42 91%
2.35 94%
2.48 89%
CCT
6914 94%
6438 101%
6704 97%
6624 98%
7012 93%
6995 93%
6884 94%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
3.91
1.5
0.92
3
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
90.4
67.5
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
100
Total Average (Program / Settings)
10% / 14%
4% / 16%
3% / 3%
24% / 17%
-3% / -12%
21% / 5%

* ... smaller is better

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. DCI-P3
vs. DCI-P3

Color temperature is warmer than expected when set to the DCI-P3 color standard via the Dell PremierColor software. Unlike many professional laptops like the Dell Precision, Gigabyte Aero, or HP ZBook series, the XPS series is not X-Rite calibrated at factory. An end-user calibration would be necessary to better exploit the wide color gamut of the panel.

Grayscale (DCI-P3)
Grayscale (DCI-P3)
Saturation Sweeps (DCI-P3)
Saturation Sweeps (DCI-P3)
ColorChecker (DCI-P3)
ColorChecker (DCI-P3)

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
35.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.8 ms rise
↘ 16.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 91 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
51.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26 ms rise
↘ 25.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 85 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (36.5 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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19971 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Outdoors under direct sunlight
Outdoors under direct sunlight
Outdoors under shade. The glossy display is bright enough for comfortable viewing when not under direct sunlight
Outdoors under shade. The glossy display is bright enough for comfortable viewing when not under direct sunlight
Outdoors under direct sunlight
Outdoors under direct sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade if viewing from extreme angles
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade if viewing from extreme angles

Performance — Alder Lake-H Ups The Ante

 

Testing Conditions

Our unit was set to Ultra Performance mode via the My Dell software prior to running any benchmarks below for the highest possible scores. We recommend users become familiar with My Dell, Dell Update, and PremierColor software as key features of the system are toggled through these apps.

Optimus 1.0 comes standard for automatic graphics switching between the integrated GPU and discrete GeForce RTX 3060. Internal adaptive sync and MUX are not supported since the XPS 17 is not a gaming machine.

Processor

CineBench xT benchmarks and certain AIDA64 subtests can be up to 50 percent faster than on the XPS 15 9710 equipped with the last generation Core i7-11800H to represent a significant year-over-year improvement to processor performance. The gains are much smaller on other tests, however, including Blender and HWBOT x265, but average gains are still greater than what we observed between the XPS 17 9700 and XPS 17 9710.

Curiously, the Core i7-12700H falls behind the 10th gen Core i7-10875H at a number of AIDA64 benchmarks as shown below.

Some thicker laptops with the same Core i7-12800H CPU are able to run the processor at higher clock rates and up to 20 percent faster such as on the HP Omen 16.

Running CineBench R15 xT in a loop shows no major performance throttling issues when subjected to extreme processing loads for long periods.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060 Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2093 (2075.98-2171.32)
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø1997 (1913.33-2170.14)
HP Omen 16-b1090ng Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2557 (2455.34-2812.94)
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED Intel Core i7-11800H; Ultra Performance: Ø1663 (1589.38-2024.19)
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1625 (1566.05-2009.95)
Eurocom RX315 NH57AF1 Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1697 (1672.94-1779.91)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | 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 5.4: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
7169 Points ∼100% +7%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
6709 Points ∼94%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
Intel Core i7-12800H
5928 Points ∼83% -12%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1576 - 7382, n=36)
5908 Points ∼82% -12%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
5383 Points ∼75% -20%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4990 Points ∼70% -26%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
4878 Points ∼68% -27%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
4352 Points ∼61% -35%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
3329 Points ∼46% -50%
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021)
Intel Core i7-10870H
3244 Points ∼45% -52%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
2533 Points ∼35% -62%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
Intel Core i7-9750H
2357 Points ∼33% -65%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
2110 Points ∼29% -69%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
727 Points ∼100% +8%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
Intel Core i7-12800H
708 Points ∼97% +5%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
675 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (300 - 702, n=36)
675 Points ∼93% 0%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
610 Points ∼84% -10%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
582 Points ∼80% -14%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
579 Points ∼80% -14%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
554 Points ∼76% -18%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
546 Points ∼75% -19%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
483 Points ∼66% -28%
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021)
Intel Core i7-10870H
476 Points ∼65% -29%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
460 Points ∼63% -32%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
Intel Core i7-9750H
422 Points ∼58% -37%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
18870 (18654.1min - 18869.7max) Points ∼100% +7%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
17638 (13496.5min - 17638.5max) Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (4032 - 19250, n=36)
15627 Points ∼83% -11%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
Intel Core i7-12800H
15283 (13561.5min - 15283.1max) Points ∼81% -13%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
14011 (13899.7min - 14010.8max) Points ∼74% -21%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
13012 Points ∼69% -26%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
13002 (12859.5min - 13002.3max) Points ∼69% -26%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
11668 (7361.61min - 11667.6max) Points ∼62% -34%
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021)
Intel Core i7-10870H
8408 Points ∼45% -52%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
6581 Points ∼35% -63%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1905 Points ∼100% +8%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
Intel Core i7-12800H
1839 Points ∼97% +4%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
1765 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (778 - 1825, n=35)
1756 Points ∼92% -1%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
1575 Points ∼83% -11%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
1508 Points ∼79% -15%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
1502 Points ∼79% -15%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
1426 Points ∼75% -19%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1423 Points ∼75% -19%
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021)
Intel Core i7-10870H
1225 Points ∼64% -31%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
2918 (2849.61min - 2917.79max) Points ∼100% +34%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1379 - 2903, n=41)
2519 Points ∼86% +16%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
Intel Core i7-12800H
2222 (2140.41min - 2221.61max) Points ∼76% +2%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
2171 (2075.98min - 2171.32max) Points ∼74%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
2165 (2089.97min - 2164.85max) Points ∼74% 0%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
2148 (1832.59min - 2147.65max) Points ∼74% -1%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2059 (2019.39min - 2059.31max) Points ∼71% -5%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
1846 (1720.87min - 1845.87max) Points ∼63% -15%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
1452 (1339.18min - 1451.59max) Points ∼50% -33%
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021)
Intel Core i7-10870H
1382 Points ∼47% -36%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
Intel Core i7-9750H
1097 Points ∼38% -49%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
989 (953.06min - 988.73max) Points ∼34% -54%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
896 (807.51min - 895.96max) Points ∼31% -59%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
272 Points ∼100% +7%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
Intel Core i7-12800H
265 Points ∼97% +4%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
255 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (113 - 263, n=37)
253 Points ∼93% -1%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
238 Points ∼88% -7%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
229 Points ∼84% -10%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
225 Points ∼83% -12%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
225 Points ∼83% -12%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
211 Points ∼78% -17%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
202 Points ∼74% -21%
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021)
Intel Core i7-10870H
196 Points ∼72% -23%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
189 Points ∼69% -26%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
Intel Core i7-9750H
173 Points ∼64% -32%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
545 Seconds * ∼100% -153%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
466 Seconds * ∼86% -117%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
330 Seconds * ∼61% -53%
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021)
Intel Core i7-10870H
326 Seconds * ∼60% -52%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
261 Seconds * ∼48% -21%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
249 Seconds * ∼46% -16%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
237 Seconds * ∼43% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (171 - 732, n=35)
229 Seconds * ∼42% -7%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
Intel Core i7-12800H
222 Seconds * ∼41% -3%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
219 Seconds * ∼40% -2%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
215 Seconds * ∼39%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
173.6 Seconds * ∼32% +19%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
69981 MIPS ∼100%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
69146 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
Intel Core i7-12800H
62100 MIPS ∼89% -11%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (22844 - 73067, n=35)
60244 MIPS ∼86% -14%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
54172 MIPS ∼77% -23%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
54133 MIPS ∼77% -23%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
53205 MIPS ∼76% -24%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
51729 MIPS ∼74% -26%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
41529 MIPS ∼59% -41%
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021)
Intel Core i7-10870H
40876 MIPS ∼58% -42%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
25564 MIPS ∼37% -63%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
24259 MIPS ∼35% -65%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
Intel Core i7-12800H
5820 MIPS ∼100% +3%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
5803 MIPS ∼100% +2%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
5671 MIPS ∼97%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
5640 MIPS ∼97% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2743 - 5863, n=35)
5606 MIPS ∼96% -1%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5520 MIPS ∼95% -3%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
5481 MIPS ∼94% -3%
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021)
Intel Core i7-10870H
5393 MIPS ∼93% -5%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
5367 MIPS ∼92% -5%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
5316 MIPS ∼91% -6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
4969 MIPS ∼85% -12%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
4938 MIPS ∼85% -13%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
13717 Points ∼100% +14%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
Intel Core i7-12800H
12797 Points ∼93% +7%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
11989 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (5144 - 13745, n=36)
11748 Points ∼86% -2%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
9856 Points ∼72% -18%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
7825 Points ∼57% -35%
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021)
Intel Core i7-10870H
6688 Points ∼49% -44%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
4593 Points ∼33% -62%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
4378 Points ∼32% -63%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1878 Points ∼100% +9%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
Intel Core i7-12800H
1739 Points ∼93% +1%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
1729 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (803 - 1851, n=36)
1728 Points ∼92% 0%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
1632 Points ∼87% -6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
1400 Points ∼75% -19%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
1305 Points ∼69% -25%
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021)
Intel Core i7-10870H
1264 Points ∼67% -27%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
1225 Points ∼65% -29%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
21.4 fps ∼100% +35%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
17.2 fps ∼80% +9%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
Intel Core i7-12800H
16.8 fps ∼79% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (4.67 - 21.4, n=37)
16.7 fps ∼78% +6%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
15.8 fps ∼74%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
15 fps ∼70% -5%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
14.8 fps ∼69% -6%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
14.6 fps ∼68% -8%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
11.1 fps ∼52% -30%
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021)
Intel Core i7-10870H
11.1 fps ∼52% -30%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
8.3 fps ∼39% -47%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
6.37 fps ∼30% -60%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021)
Intel Core i7-10870H
56.1 s * ∼100% -35%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53.5 s * ∼95% -28%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
53.3 s * ∼95% -28%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
50.2 s * ∼89% -20%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
49.3 s * ∼88% -18%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
47.1 s * ∼84% -13%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
46.5 s * ∼83% -12%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
Intel Core i7-12800H
46.4 s * ∼83% -11%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
45.4 s * ∼81% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (34.2 - 92, n=35)
45.4 s * ∼81% -9%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
41.7 s * ∼74%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
40.7 s * ∼73% +2%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.679 sec * ∼100% -48%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
0.609 sec * ∼90% -33%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.59 sec * ∼87% -29%
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021)
Intel Core i7-10870H
0.577 sec * ∼85% -26%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.565 sec * ∼83% -23%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.56 sec * ∼82% -22%
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
Intel Core i9-11900H
0.533 sec * ∼78% -16%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.518 sec * ∼76% -13%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (0.4441 - 1.052, n=35)
0.4756 sec * ∼70% -4%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.459 sec * ∼68%
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
Intel Core i7-12800H
0.4583 sec * ∼67% -0%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
0.4323 sec * ∼64% +6%
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | 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 5.4: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2171 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
216 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
255 Points
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AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Eurocom RX315 NH57AF1
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
15660 KRay/s ∼100% +112%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
12636 KRay/s ∼81% +71%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
10224 KRay/s ∼65% +38%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2585 - 15078, n=35)
8620 KRay/s ∼55% +17%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
7694 KRay/s ∼49% +4%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
7393 KRay/s ∼47%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
4137 KRay/s ∼26% -44%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
78250 Points ∼100% +124%
Eurocom RX315 NH57AF1
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
64939 Points ∼83% +86%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
51602 Points ∼66% +48%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (12439 - 75435, n=35)
40372 Points ∼52% +16%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
37471 Points ∼48% +7%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
34921 Points ∼45%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
17243 Points ∼22% -51%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Eurocom RX315 NH57AF1
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
4387 MB/s ∼100% +68%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (833 - 3791, n=35)
2875 MB/s ∼66% +10%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2693 MB/s ∼61% +3%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2675 MB/s ∼61% +2%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2613 MB/s ∼60%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
2383 MB/s ∼54% -9%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1163 MB/s ∼27% -55%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
99828 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (57923 - 102833, n=35)
96906 Points ∼97% -3%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
94232 Points ∼94% -6%
Eurocom RX315 NH57AF1
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
91252 Points ∼91% -9%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
91124 Points ∼91% -9%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
76986 Points ∼77% -23%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
31314 Points ∼31% -69%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Eurocom RX315 NH57AF1
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
9741 Points ∼100% +9%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9271 Points ∼95% +4%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
9157 Points ∼94% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (3249 - 9928, n=35)
9048 Points ∼93% +2%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
8914 Points ∼92%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
8852 Points ∼91% -1%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
3124 Points ∼32% -65%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
43274 Points ∼100% +114%
Eurocom RX315 NH57AF1
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
39002 Points ∼90% +92%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
25742 Points ∼59% +27%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (7135 - 37158, n=35)
23358 Points ∼54% +15%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
21600 Points ∼50% +7%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
20265 Points ∼47%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
10360 Points ∼24% -49%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Eurocom RX315 NH57AF1
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
145988 MB/s ∼100% +77%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
98939 MB/s ∼68% +20%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
82401 MB/s ∼56%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (31839 - 136241, n=35)
78536 MB/s ∼54% -5%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
56372 MB/s ∼39% -32%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
42772 MB/s ∼29% -48%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
35132 MB/s ∼24% -57%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1034 MB/s ∼100% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (305 - 1171, n=35)
968 MB/s ∼94% +8%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
900 MB/s ∼87%
Eurocom RX315 NH57AF1
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
807 MB/s ∼78% -10%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
649 MB/s ∼63% -28%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
628 MB/s ∼61% -30%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
228 MB/s ∼22% -75%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7, GeForce MX450
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Eurocom RX315 NH57AF1
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
8516 KRay/s ∼100% +99%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
6505 KRay/s ∼76% +52%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
5582 KRay/s ∼66% +31%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1437 - 7989, n=35)
4925 KRay/s ∼58% +15%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
4273 KRay/s ∼50%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
4246 KRay/s ∼50% -1%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
2176 KRay/s ∼26% -49%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
40829 MPixel/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (12863 - 46643, n=35)
32738 MPixel/s ∼80% -20%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
31329 MPixel/s ∼77% -23%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
24660 MPixel/s ∼60% -40%
Eurocom RX315 NH57AF1
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
22949 MPixel/s ∼56% -44%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
22401 MPixel/s ∼55% -45%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
16101 MPixel/s ∼39% -61%

System Performance

PCMark 10 results are consistently higher than what we recorded on the XPS 17 9710 if just barely. Our XPS 17 9720 scores are still some of the fastest in the multimedia category.

We experienced a bug on our unit where power consumption would strangely stabilize at 40 W when in Sleep mode instead of the usual <2 W leading to very warm surface temperatures and wasted energy. Toggling the power profiles through My Dell appears to be a temporary fix to the problem.

PCMark 10 / Score
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7296 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7248 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (5986 - 7531, n=6)
7010 Points ∼96% -4%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
6706 Points ∼92% -8%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
6615 Points ∼91% -9%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, i7-10875H, Micron 2200S 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TCK
5672 Points ∼78% -22%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3580 - 8083, n=85, last 2 years)
5471 Points ∼75% -25%
HP Envy 17-cg
GeForce MX450, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
5196 Points ∼71% -29%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
4039 Points ∼55% -45%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10765 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (9289 - 11053, n=6)
10281 Points ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10227 Points ∼95% -5%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
10035 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
9639 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7715 - 11699, n=85, last 2 years)
9569 Points ∼89% -11%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, i7-10875H, Micron 2200S 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TCK
9507 Points ∼88% -12%
HP Envy 17-cg
GeForce MX450, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
8985 Points ∼83% -17%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
8482 Points ∼79% -21%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9383 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9136 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
9027 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (6161 - 9602, n=6)
8782 Points ∼94% -6%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
8660 Points ∼92% -8%
HP Envy 17-cg
GeForce MX450, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
8303 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=85, last 2 years)
7788 Points ∼83% -17%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, i7-10875H, Micron 2200S 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TCK
7683 Points ∼82% -18%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
5462 Points ∼58% -42%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11057 Points ∼100% +6%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10433 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (8950 - 11672, n=6)
10426 Points ∼94% 0%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
9415 Points ∼85% -10%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
9026 Points ∼82% -13%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, i7-10875H, Micron 2200S 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TCK
6781 Points ∼61% -35%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2679 - 11777, n=85, last 2 years)
6098 Points ∼55% -42%
HP Envy 17-cg
GeForce MX450, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
5103 Points ∼46% -51%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
3861 Points ∼35% -63%
CrossMark / Overall
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1883 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1649 - 1910, n=5)
1801 Points ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1790 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 2138, n=27, last 2 years)
1555 Points ∼83% -17%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
1337 Points ∼71% -29%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
1025 Points ∼54% -46%
CrossMark / Productivity
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1758 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1709 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1536 - 1797, n=5)
1709 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (921 - 2038, n=27, last 2 years)
1502 Points ∼85% -15%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
1370 Points ∼78% -22%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
1106 Points ∼63% -37%
CrossMark / Creativity
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2084 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1835 - 2084, n=5)
1968 Points ∼94% -6%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1948 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (933 - 2210, n=27, last 2 years)
1686 Points ∼81% -19%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
1372 Points ∼66% -34%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
933 Points ∼45% -55%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1704 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1210 - 1798, n=5)
1633 Points ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1594 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1012 - 2234, n=27, last 2 years)
1390 Points ∼82% -18%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
1148 Points ∼67% -33%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
1085 Points ∼64% -36%
PCMark 10 Score
7296 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
63009 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (31252 - 77803, n=35)
54974 MB/s ∼87% -13%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
48643 MB/s ∼77% -23%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
41174 MB/s ∼65% -35%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
38867 MB/s ∼62% -38%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
30292 MB/s ∼48% -52%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
67684 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (32677 - 76185, n=35)
58206 MB/s ∼86% -14%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
56629 MB/s ∼84% -16%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
44282 MB/s ∼65% -35%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
38455 MB/s ∼57% -43%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
36659 MB/s ∼54% -46%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
64433 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (30592 - 66475, n=35)
54913 MB/s ∼85% -15%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
50923 MB/s ∼79% -21%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
48219 MB/s ∼75% -25%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
36998 MB/s ∼57% -43%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
36402 MB/s ∼56% -44%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
93.2 ns * ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
80.1 ns * ∼86% +14%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
78.5 ns * ∼84% +16%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
73 ns * ∼78% +22%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (76.2 - 122, n=36)
61.3 (76.2min - 122max) ns * ∼66% +34%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7, GeForce MX450
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

LatencyMon reveals minor DPC issues when opening multiple browser tabs on our homepage much like what we observed on the XPS 17 9710 and 9700. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is otherwise perfectly smooth with no dropped frames as to be expected from any Core H-powered multimedia laptop.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP Envy 17-cg
GeForce MX450, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
2155 μs * ∼100% -366%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
1564 μs * ∼73% -238%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
1510.6 μs * ∼70% -226%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
866 μs * ∼40% -87%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, i7-10875H, Micron 2200S 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TCK
652 μs * ∼30% -41%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
566 μs * ∼26% -22%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
462.8 μs * ∼21%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The XPS 17 9710 shipped at a time when PCIe4 x4 NVMe SSDs were not yet widely available and so SKUs would only come with PCIe3 x4 options instead. PCIe4 drives are thankfully more common nowadays and it's good to see that the XPS 17 9720 has adopted a fast Samsung PM9A1 solution. Our stress tests show that the drive in our unit would have no issues maintaining its maximum sequential read rate of over 7000 MB/s for extended periods without needing to throttle, though overall performance is still slower than what we recorded on the Razer Blade 17 equipped with the same 1 TB Samsung drive.

CDM 8
CDM 8
AS SSD
AS SSD
Up to 2 NVMe SSDs can be installed. Each slot has its own copper heat spreader
Up to 2 NVMe SSDs can be installed. Each slot has its own copper heat spreader
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6941 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5100 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 605.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 536.8 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 3787 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 3036 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 81.97 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 179.9 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
96.7 pt ∼97%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
78.3 pt ∼78%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
51.6 pt ∼52%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
43.4 pt ∼43%
HP Envy 17-cg
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
40.4 pt ∼40%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
38.5 pt ∼39%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Micron 2200S 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TCK
27.7 pt ∼28%
DiskSpd
seq read
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4206 (4139.89min - 4205.63max) MB/s ∼100% +11%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3793 (3752.48min - 3792.7max) MB/s ∼90%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
1956 (1938.61min - 1956.43max) MB/s ∼47% -48%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
1864 (1740.72min - 1864.2max) MB/s ∼44% -51%
HP Envy 17-cg
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
1481 (1473.24min - 1481.4max) MB/s ∼35% -61%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Micron 2200S 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TCK
1370 (1235.22min - 1370.26max) MB/s ∼33% -64%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
1312 (19.26min - 1312.4max) MB/s ∼31% -65%
seq write
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4001 (3961.52min - 4001.33max) MB/s ∼100% +26%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3187 (3121.66min - 3187.17max) MB/s ∼80%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
2049 (2036.12min - 2048.8max) MB/s ∼51% -36%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
1604 (1586.29min - 1604.11max) MB/s ∼40% -50%
HP Envy 17-cg
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
1320 (1272.58min - 1320.24max) MB/s ∼33% -59%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Micron 2200S 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TCK
1199 (720.82min - 1199.36max) MB/s ∼30% -62%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
982 (54.95min - 982.31max) MB/s ∼25% -69%
seq q8 t1 read
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6931 (6427.77min - 6931.07max) MB/s ∼100%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6644 (5616.47min - 6644.2max) MB/s ∼96% -4%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
3213 (2586.28min - 3212.84max) MB/s ∼46% -54%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
2646 (2421.6min - 2645.77max) MB/s ∼38% -62%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Micron 2200S 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TCK
2510 (2212.91min - 2510.3max) MB/s ∼36% -64%
HP Envy 17-cg
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
2259 (2056.68min - 2258.75max) MB/s ∼33% -67%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
1981 (1758.09min - 1981.39max) MB/s ∼29% -71%
seq q8 t1 write
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5089 (5068.19min - 5088.53max) MB/s ∼100%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4999 (4982.41min - 4998.56max) MB/s ∼98% -2%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
3160 (3003.54min - 3160.2max) MB/s ∼62% -38%
HP Envy 17-cg
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
1621 (1612min - 1620.56max) MB/s ∼32% -68%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
1597 (1579.16min - 1597.4max) MB/s ∼31% -69%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Micron 2200S 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TCK
1565 (1542.1min - 1565.1max) MB/s ∼31% -69%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
983 (970.98min - 983.48max) MB/s ∼19% -81%
4k q1 t1 read
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
88.3 (87.29min - 88.27max) MB/s ∼100% +7%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
82.8 (82.19min - 82.82max) MB/s ∼94%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
49.6 (0.13min - 49.64max) MB/s ∼56% -40%
HP Envy 17-cg
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
48.9 (48.77min - 48.94max) MB/s ∼55% -41%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
47.4 (47.27min - 47.41max) MB/s ∼54% -43%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
45.8 (44.91min - 45.84max) MB/s ∼52% -45%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Micron 2200S 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TCK
33.3 (32.85min - 33.3max) MB/s ∼38% -60%
4k q1 t1 write
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
222 (220.1min - 221.87max) MB/s ∼100% +20%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
213 (53.93min - 212.64max) MB/s ∼96% +15%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
185.3 (183.35min - 185.33max) MB/s ∼83%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
144 (143.24min - 143.97max) MB/s ∼65% -22%
HP Envy 17-cg
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
141 (137.42min - 141.01max) MB/s ∼64% -24%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
113 (108.47min - 113.45max) MB/s ∼51% -39%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Micron 2200S 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TCK
64.7 (64.34min - 64.68max) MB/s ∼29% -65%
4k q32 t16 read
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3638 (3612.61min - 3638.32max) MB/s ∼100% +295%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
1079 (1063.35min - 1079.33max) MB/s ∼30% +17%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
920 (908.27min - 920.49max) MB/s ∼25%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
723 (660.69min - 722.57max) MB/s ∼20% -21%
HP Envy 17-cg
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
656 (645.11min - 656.13max) MB/s ∼18% -29%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Micron 2200S 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TCK
638 (468.34min - 637.8max) MB/s ∼18% -31%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
315 (33.71min - 314.83max) MB/s ∼9% -66%
4k q32 t16 write
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2748 (2715.51min - 2748.13max) MB/s ∼100% +401%
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
Samsung PM991a MZALQ512HBLU
1200 (1178.03min - 1199.78max) MB/s ∼44% +119%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712JA-AU708W
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
978 (55.18min - 977.92max) MB/s ∼36% +78%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
549 (529.65min - 548.53max) MB/s ∼20%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
426 (417.99min - 426.38max) MB/s ∼16% -22%
HP Envy 17-cg
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
426 (417.52min - 425.9max) MB/s ∼16% -22%
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q
Micron 2200S 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TCK
370 (367.64min - 370.15max) MB/s ∼13% -33%
AS SSD
Score Total
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8336 Points ∼100% +34%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6203 Points ∼74%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV