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Dell XPS 17 9720 review - The premium multimedia laptop starts to show its age

Excellent 4K display with AdobeRGB. The current Dell XPS 17 9720 is receiving the new Intel Alder Lake processors with the continued ability to combine them with RTX GPUs from Nvidia. However, compared to the predecessor, the graphics performance was reduced and the cooling is slightly weak overall. It's about time for an extensive update.

While other manufacturers increasingly move towards 16-inch multimedia laptops, Dell continues to stay faithful to the well-known XPS 17, again bringing a small update this year, although this is particularly focused on the Intel CPUs of the 12th generation. In addition to the 45-Watt CPUs (Alder Lake), you can again choose among two GeForce RTX GPUs, the RTX 3050 and RTX 3060, which both are specified with a TGP of 60 watts. This means that Dell has performed a downgrade here, since the GPUs were still allowed to consume 70 watts in last-year's XPS 17 9710. 

We were already able to test a US model with the GeForce RTX 3060 and are now taking a look at the configuration with the RTX 3050. While the performance goes down, the price remains high, since Dell is asking for 3000 Euros (~$3135) for our test configuration with the Core i7-12700H, RTX 3050, 4K display, 32 GB of RAM, and a 512-GB SSD.

Dell XPS 17 9720 (XPS 17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-12700H 14 x 1.7 - 4.7 GHz, 115 W PL2 / Short Burst, 45 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU - 4096 MB, Core: 1875 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 65 W TDP ( including 5 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 511.69, Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR5-4800, dual channel, 2 slots in use, 64 GB max.
Display
17.00 inch 16:10, 3840 x 2400 pixel 266 PPI, capacitive, Sharp LQ170R1, IPS, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Micron 3400 512GB, 512 GB 
, 391 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
4 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 4 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 4 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo, Card Reader: SDXC, 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 374.5 x 249 ( = 0.77 x 14.74 x 9.8 in)
Battery
97 Wh, 8071 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: quad speaker system, 2x 2.5W woofers + 2x 1.5W tweeters, Keyboard: chiclet, 1.3mm travel, Keyboard Light: yes, 130W USB-C PSU, USB-C multi adapter, Dell Tools, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.474 kg ( = 87.27 oz / 5.45 pounds), Power Supply: 396 g ( = 13.97 oz / 0.87 pounds)
Price
3000 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.3 %
06/2022
Dell XPS 17 9720
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg19.5 mm17.00"3840x2400
93.2 %
11/2021
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro, M1 Pro 16-Core GPU
2.2 kg16.8 mm16.20"3456x2234
88.8 %
05/2022
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg19.5 mm17.00"3840x2400
89 %
11/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
2 kg18.2 mm16.00"3840x2400
12/2021
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
1.9 kg19 mm16.10"3840x2400
87 %
09/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2 kg19.5 mm16.00"2560x1600

Case - The XPS 17 continues to offer a high quality and is still heavy

We don't have to say much about the case of the XPS 17, since the workmanship offers an extremely high quality, and the construction is very robust. With its very slim bezels (resulting in a screen-to-body ratio of 91%), the device continues to look very modern and not aged at all. However, the black carbon design on the top of the base unit still gets dirty easily. When you handle the XPS 17, it quickly becomes clear that it is not a light laptop, and our scale shows almost 2.5 kg (~5.5 lb). For the power supply, you also have to add another 400 grams (~0.9 lb).

Size Comparison

374.5 mm / 14.7 inch 249 mm / 9.8 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 2.5 kg5.45 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 lbs359.5 mm / 14.2 inch 253.8 mm / 9.99 inch 18.2 mm / 0.717 inch 2 kg4.42 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.9 kg4.21 lbs354.6 mm / 14 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 2 kg4.51 lbs355.7 mm / 14 inch 248.1 mm / 9.77 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 2.2 kg4.75 lbs

Equipment - XPS 17 without Wi-Fi 6E support

The XPS 17 continues to offer four modern Thunderbolt ports with USB-C connectors. While they are of course very versatile, in practice they also might require some adapters. Apparently Dell also knows this, since a USB-C adapter with USB-A and HDMI is included. In the past, Dell has often followed Apple, so we are curious whether the next generation of Dells will also start to offer more integrated connections again such as HDMI, for example.

Dell includes a USB-C adapter.
Dell includes a USB-C adapter.
It offers connections for USB-A and HDMI.
It offers connections for USB-A and HDMI.
Left: slot for a security lock, 2x Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C 4.0 with 40 GB/s, Power Delivery, DisplayPort)
Left: slot for a security lock, 2x Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C 4.0 with 40 GB/s, Power Delivery, DisplayPort)
Right: 2x Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C 4.0 with 40 GB/s, Power Delivery, DisplayPort), SDXC card reader, 3.5-mm stereo
Right: 2x Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C 4.0 with 40 GB/s, Power Delivery, DisplayPort), SDXC card reader, 3.5-mm stereo

SD Card Reader

As before, the XPS offers a full-size SDXC card reader, with inserted cards sticking out minimally. In terms of the speed, we can see a significant difference between our reference card, since the Angelbird AV Pro V60, which reached transfer speeds of more than 220 MB/s in other laptops, is limited to only about 84 MB/s here. On the other hand, our old Toshiba reference card is able to get along better with Dell's card reader, reaching almost 200 MB/s.

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% +4%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
198 MB/s ∼96%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
178.1 MB/s ∼87% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro V60)
172.4 MB/s ∼84% -13%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
121 MB/s ∼59% -39%
Average of class Multimedia
  (19 - 226, n=58, last 2 years)
83.7 MB/s ∼41% -58%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
78.2 (78.11min - 78.35max) MB/s ∼38% -61%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
37.2 MB/s ∼18% -81%
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% +1%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
195.7 MB/s ∼99%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
175.7 MB/s ∼89% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro V60)
175.1 MB/s ∼88% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (23.2 - 217, n=56, last 2 years)
90 MB/s ∼45% -54%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
87.9 MB/s ∼44% -55%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
38 MB/s ∼19% -81%

Communication

As we already saw in our other current XPS tests (and was also confirmed by Dell), the antennas of the XPS 17 don't support any 6-GHz networks at all and we were also unable to connect to the 6-GHz network of our Asus reference router. The fact that Dell still uses a Wi-Fi 6E module with the Intel AX211E only makes sense for the spec sheet. 

However, the performance in the regular 5-GHz networks (Wi-Fi 6) is still good, but when sending data, there are some significant variations that are reproduceable (as already in the US test unit before). On the other hand, since the values are still above 1 GB/s, there won't be any significant limitations in everyday operation.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1003 - 1501, n=4)
1320 MBit/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1288 (1090min - 1387max) MBit/s ∼98%
Average of class Multimedia
  (277 - 1497, n=74, last 2 years)
1050 MBit/s ∼80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
955 (771min - 1028max) MBit/s ∼72%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
915 (458min - 960max) MBit/s ∼69%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
772 (748min - 792max) MBit/s ∼58%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
649 (351min - 778max) MBit/s ∼49%
iperf3 receive AX12
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1507 (1482min - 1563max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1178 - 1623, n=4)
1409 MBit/s ∼93%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1315 (1034min - 1426max) MBit/s ∼87%
Average of class Multimedia
  (137 - 1684, n=74, last 2 years)
1148 MBit/s ∼76%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
772 (474min - 988max) MBit/s ∼51%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
760 (404min - 869max) MBit/s ∼50%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
649 (613min - 666max) MBit/s ∼43%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1630 (1597min, 1598.74P1 - 1653max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1289 - 1748, n=7)
1523 MBit/s ∼93% -7%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1384 (1326min - 1431max) MBit/s ∼85% -15%
Average of class Multimedia
  (874 - 1700, n=6, last 2 years)
1318 MBit/s ∼81% -19%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
874 (522min - 938max) MBit/s ∼54% -46%
05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200125013001350140014501500155016001650Tooltip
; iperf3 receive AXE11000: Ø1630 (1597-1653)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1367 (1038-1509)

Webcam

The XPS 17 keeps its usual 720p camera. While it does its job, the image quality isn't particularly good.

ColorChecker
16.6 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
22.3 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
21.6 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
10 ∆E
21.6 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
10 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
8 ∆E
11 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell XPS 17 9720: 13.4 ∆E min: 4.25 - max: 22.3 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom cover can be removed easily, allowing the user to access the working memory as well as the two M.2-2280 slots.

Internal construction
Internal construction
2x SODIMM
2x SODIMM

Input Devices - The keyboard is still average

Nothing has changed in the input devices compared to the older models. The keyboard is positioned in the center and flanked by the speaker openings. Its color matches the case color, so it is either black or white. In terms of the mechanics itself, you still get a short key stroke of 1.3 mm (~0.05 in) and the overall typing experience is only mediocre. But this is also due to the impression of its clattering. There is definitely some room for improvement here, and Dell also uses better keyboards in their business and workstation models. The white background illumination works well but cannot be activated automatically by the brightness sensor.

On the other hand, the large ClickPad gives no reason for complaint. Not only does it work very reliably, but it also offers plenty of space for gestures with up to four fingers. In our model, the capacitive touchscreen is also available for inputs, and there are also no problems here. However, there is no support for pen input with pressure levels.

Input devices
Input devices
Keyboard illumination
Keyboard illumination

Display - XPS 17 continues to offer a great 4K IPS display

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Only minimal halo effects at full brightness
Only minimal halo effects at full brightness

The Dell XPS 17 is still one of the few laptops that offer panels with full AdobeRGB coverage. At this point, this represents an exception, since most OLED panels and even the current DreamColor displays from HP are adjusted toward the DCI-P3 standard. We already know the 16:10 panel from Sharp with the 3840 x 2400 pixel resolution very well, and the subjective image impression is simply outstanding.

However, in terms of the brightness, our test unit deviates slightly lower, and while the US test unit achieves more than 500 cd/m², the maximum here is only 438 cd/m². On the other hand, the black value is also very low at 0.27 cd/m², resulting in a very high contrast ratio of more than 1600:1 overall. Screen bleeding is no problem, but the response times of the IPS panel don't belong to the fastest. In practice, you can also see some ghosting effects, for example at the mouse pointer. Starting at brightness levels of 40% or lower, we also notice some flickering at 17.9 kHz, but this shouldn't lead to any problems.

417
cd/m²
405
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
405
cd/m²
438
cd/m²
413
cd/m²
376
cd/m²
412
cd/m²
402
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Sharp LQ170R1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 438 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 410.9 cd/m² Minimum: 22.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 437 cd/m²
Contrast: 1622:1 (Black: 0.27 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.5 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4, calibrated: 0.8
ΔE Greyscale 4.2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
100% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
94.8% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.22
Dell XPS 17 9720
Sharp LQ170R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 17.00
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Liquid Retina XDR, Mini-LED, 3456x2234, 16.20
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Sharp LQ170R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 17.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
LP160UQ1-SPB1, IPS LED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
Samsung ATNA60YV02-0, OLED, 3840x2400, 16.10
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
Lenovo LEN8A95 (AUO B160QAN02.M), IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Sharp LQ170R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 17.00
Display
-2%
-6%
-5%
1%
-14%
0%
Display P3 Coverage
94.8
99.1
5%
92.9
-2%
84.3
-11%
99.8
5%
76.4
-19%
94.8
0%
sRGB Coverage
100
100
0%
100
0%
98.3
-2%
100
0%
100
0%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
100
88
-12%
85.3
-15%
97.8
-2%
96.9
-3%
77.4
-23%
100
0%
Response Times
-73%
-10%
-31%
30%
37%
2%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
53.2 ?(24.8, 28.4)
42.8 ?(19.6, 23.2)
20%
51.2 ?(26, 25.2)
4%
60 ?(29, 31)
-13%
2 ?(1, 1)
96%
36
32%
44.8 ?(20.8, 24)
16%
Response Time Black / White *
28.4 ?(12.8, 15.6)
91.6 ?(76, 15.6)
-223%
35.2 ?(18.8, 16.4)
-24%
42 ?(23, 19)
-48%
2 ?(1, 1)
93%
16.4
42%
32 ?(15.6, 16.4)
-13%
PWM Frequency
17990 ?(40)
14880
-17%
60 ?(80)
-100%
Screen
221%
-37%
2%
1%
-5%
-14%
Brightness middle
438
514
17%
512.7
17%
639
46%
392
-11%
439
0%
536.5
22%
Brightness
411
497
21%
463
13%
612
49%
396
-4%
397
-3%
489
19%
Brightness Distribution
86
95
10%
85
-1%
84
-2%
98
14%
83
-3%
85
-1%
Black Level *
0.27
0.02
93%
0.32
-19%
0.47
-74%
0.44
-63%
0.37
-37%
Contrast
1622
25700
1484%
1602
-1%
1360
-16%
998
-38%
1450
-11%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.5
1.4
44%
5.98
-139%
2.2
12%
1.74
30%
1.68
33%
2.46
2%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.3
2.8
56%
12.09
-92%
5.3
16%
3.18
50%
2.36
63%
7.74
-23%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.8
1.4
-75%
1.85
-131%
1.57
-96%
1.85
-131%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4.2
2.3
45%
7.2
-71%
1.7
60%
1.77
58%
1.64
61%
2.9
31%
Gamma
2.22 99%
2.27 97%
2.54 87%
2.31 95%
2.22 99%
2.39 92%
2.12 104%
CCT
7034 92%
6792 96%
6914 94%
6390 102%
6483 100%
6616 98%
6868 95%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
49% / 110%
-18% / -25%
-11% / -4%
11% / 7%
6% / -1%
-4% / -9%

* ... smaller is better

Dell Premier Color
Dell Premier Color

Dell includes the Premier Color software that allows you to switch between various profiles and color spaces. We measured the display with the professional CalMAN software and the X-Rite i1 Pro 2 spectral photometer and found out that the Photo profile (Adobe RGB) offers the best image quality. You should also check the adjustments in the Premier Color software, since in our test unit, the color temperature was adjusted much too warm (5000 K instead of 6500 K) by default (as you can also see in the outdoor images further below). 

CalMAN Grayscale (AdobeRGB target color space)
CalMAN Grayscale (AdobeRGB target color space)
CalMAN Saturation (AdobeRGB target color space)
CalMAN Saturation (AdobeRGB target color space)
CalMAN ColorChecker (AdobeRGB target color space)
CalMAN ColorChecker (AdobeRGB target color space)
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated (AdobeRGB target color space)
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated (AdobeRGB target color space)
CalMAN Saturation calibrated (AdobeRGB target color space)
CalMAN Saturation calibrated (AdobeRGB target color space)
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated (AdobeRGB target color space)
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated (AdobeRGB target color space)

In the state of delivery, the display struggles with a slight blue tint and a color temperature that is slightly too cool. However, the color reproduction is already very good, and there are only few outliers that fall above the important DeltaE 2000 deviation of 3. Our calibration shows the full potential of the panel (the calibrated profile is available for your free download above). Thanks to the full coverage of the AdobeRGB color space, it is excellently suited for image and video processing.

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

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
28.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.8 ms rise
↘ 15.6 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 67 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
53.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24.8 ms rise
↘ 28.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 87 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (36.8 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 detected 17990 Hz ≤ 40 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 17990 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 40 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 17990 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21792 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Outdoors, the reflective display will always struggle with reflections, and subjectively the amount of reflections is also slightly higher than in the Apple MacBooks, for example. However, thanks to the decent brightness, you should still be able to find a position from which you can easily read the display contents in most cases. The viewing angle stability of the IPS panel offers no reason for complaint.

Outdoors
Outdoors
Outdoors
Outdoors
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Intel Alder Lake with 45 watts

 
 
 

Test Conditions

Dell Power Manager
Dell Power Manager

Dell offers its own power management settings that you can select from the preinstalled Power Manager app. By default, the Optimized profile is selected, which we also used for the following benchmarks and measurements. Since the cooling already runs almost from the beginning here, the Ultra performance mode only adds a moderate performance advantage under pure CPU load (multi-core) and in the stress test. However, in everyday operation this hardly makes any difference, and the slight increase in performance doesn't justify the higher fan noise, in our opinion.

Performance Mode CPU Load GPU Load Stress Test
Optimized 115W -> 45W 65W CPU: 40W -> 25W
GPU: 60W
Ultra Performance 115W -> 55W 65W CPU: 40W -> 25W
GPU: 65W
Silent 96W -> 30W 65W CPU: 25W
GPU: 30W

Processor - Core i7-12700H

At this point, we already know the Intel Core i7-12700H very well. The hybrid architecture consisting of 6 performance and 8 efficiency cores (for a total of 20 threads) offers a lot of performance but also uses a lot of power for a 45-Watt processor. In the case of the XPS 17, it is up to 115 watts, but it is also only for a fraction of a second, before the value drops quickly. After slightly more than a minute, the consumption then stabilizes at 45 watts or 55 watts in Ultra performance mode.

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

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Dell XPS 17 9720 Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2032 (1910.22-2715.55)
Dell XPS 17 9720 Intel Core i7-12700H; Ultra Performance: Ø2223 (2130.38-2634.35)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro Apple M1 Pro: Ø1681 (1674.55-1690.12)
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060 Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2093 (2075.98-2171.32)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti) Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1877 (1839.5-2023.47)
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX; Settings: Full Speed Mode: Ø2037 (2029.74-2050.23)
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX; Settings Performance Mode: Ø1945 (1916.35-2019.28)
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2135 (2115.28-2153.78)
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060 Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1750 (1720.87-1845.87)

The high power limit naturally also leads to very good benchmark results, particularly in the short tests. However, if you really put the device under continuous load, the advantage drops drastically. For example, if it is still almost 50% more performance than in the XPS 17 9710 with the Core i7-11800H in the first CB R15 loop, the advantage drops already after the 6th run (about 3 minutes) to only barely 8%. In the Ultra performance mode, at least it is still around 20%. 

Cinebench R15 multi loop (green: Optimized, red: Ultra performance)
Cinebench R15 multi loop (green: Optimized, red: Ultra performance)

Under load of only a single core, the new performance cores of the Alder Lake chips achieve high performance values, but you also pay for this with a high power consumption (~26 watts for a single core). 

In battery operation, the single core performance remains the same, but under load of several cores, the CPU drops quicker to its 45-Watt limit, resulting in a performance reduction of about 25%. You can find additional CPU benchmarks here.

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 5.3: 64 Bit Multi-Core Score | 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
82.5 pt ∼83%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
80.4 pt ∼80%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
80.1 pt ∼80%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro -5!
Apple M1 Pro
72.5 pt ∼73%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
70.6 pt ∼71%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
69 pt ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
67.9 pt ∼68%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060 -2!
Intel Core i7-11800H
64.7 pt ∼65%
Average of class Multimedia
 
49.9 pt ∼50%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
17638 (13496.5min - 17638.5max) Points ∼100% +7%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
16537 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (4032 - 19250, n=30)
16179 Points ∼92% -2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13205 Points ∼75% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
12446 Points ∼71% -25%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
12370 Points ∼70% -25%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
12309 Points ∼70% -26%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
12031 Points ∼68% -27%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
11668 (7361.61min - 11667.6max) Points ∼66% -29%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3121 - 18444, n=88, last 2 years)
8201 Points ∼46% -50%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
1765 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (778 - 1825, n=29)
1747 Points ∼99% +1%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
1736 Points ∼98%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
1534 Points ∼87% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1521 Points ∼86% -12%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
1502 Points ∼85% -13%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1495 Points ∼85% -14%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1451 Points ∼82% -16%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1488 Points ∼84% -14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (819 - 1940, n=82, last 2 years)
1397 Points ∼79% -20%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
6709 Points ∼100% +37%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1576 - 7382, n=29)
6045 Points ∼90% +24%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5128 Points ∼76% +5%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
4883 Points ∼73%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
4792 Points ∼71% -2%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
4662 Points ∼69% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
4726 Points ∼70% -3%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
4352 Points ∼65% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (961 - 7040, n=99, last 2 years)
2950 Points ∼44% -40%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
2721 Points ∼41% -44%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
675 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (300 - 702, n=29)
672 Points ∼100% +2%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
657 Points ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
585 Points ∼87% -11%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
580 Points ∼86% -12%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
579 Points ∼86% -12%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
576 Points ∼85% -12%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
573 Points ∼85% -13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (316 - 739, n=99, last 2 years)
523 Points ∼77% -20%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
393 Points ∼58% -40%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
2715.55 (1910.22min - 2715.55max) Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
2634.35 (2130.38min - 2634.35max) Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1379 - 2903, n=31)
2545 Points ∼94% -6%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
2171 (2075.98min - 2171.32max) Points ∼80% -20%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2154 (2115.28min - 2153.78max) Points ∼79% -21%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2050 (2029.74min - 2050.23max) Points ∼75% -25%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2019 (1916.35min - 2019.28max) Points ∼74% -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
2023 (1839.5min - 2023.47max) Points ∼74% -26%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
1846 (1720.87min - 1845.87max) Points ∼68% -32%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
1690 (1675min - 1690max) Points ∼62% -38%
Average of class Multimedia
  (385 - 2894, n=112, last 2 years)
1326 Points ∼49% -51%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
255 Points ∼100% +1%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
253.51 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (113 - 263, n=29)
252 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
242 Points ∼95% -5%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
240 Points ∼94% -5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
240 Points ∼94% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
230 Points ∼90% -9%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
225 Points ∼88% -11%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
209 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 279, n=95, last 2 years)
206 Points ∼81% -19%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (183.3 - 1188, n=97, last 2 years)
460 Seconds * ∼100% -93%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
261 Seconds * ∼57% -10%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
256 Seconds * ∼56% -8%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
249 Seconds * ∼54% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
252 Seconds * ∼55% -6%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
238 Seconds * ∼52%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
233 Seconds * ∼51% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (171 - 732, n=28)
227 Seconds * ∼49% +5%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
215 Seconds * ∼47% +10%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
183.3 Seconds * ∼40% +23%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
69981 MIPS ∼100% +18%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (22844 - 73067, n=28)
61274 MIPS ∼88% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
59653 MIPS ∼85% +1%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
59353 MIPS ∼85%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
58576 MIPS ∼84% -1%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
56729 MIPS ∼81% -4%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
51729 MIPS ∼74% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
49194 MIPS ∼70% -17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11122 - 72912, n=96, last 2 years)
34193 MIPS ∼49% -42%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5865 MIPS ∼100% +2%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5826 MIPS ∼99% +1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5777 MIPS ∼98% 0%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
5763 MIPS ∼98%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
5671 MIPS ∼97% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
5621 MIPS ∼96% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2743 - 5863, n=28)
5571 MIPS ∼95% -3%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
5481 MIPS ∼93% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2898 - 6186, n=96, last 2 years)
5060 MIPS ∼86% -12%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
13491 Points ∼100%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
12499 Points ∼93% -7%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
11989 Points ∼89% -11%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (5144 - 13745, n=29)
11733 Points ∼87% -13%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8578 Points ∼64% -36%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8479 Points ∼63% -37%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8355 Points ∼62% -38%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
8172 Points ∼61% -39%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2427 - 14376, n=97, last 2 years)
6676 Points ∼49% -51%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
1768 Points ∼100% 0%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
1767 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
1729 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (803 - 1851, n=29)
1723 Points ∼97% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1576 Points ∼89% -11%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1553 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1542 Points ∼87% -13%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1548 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (843 - 1887, n=97, last 2 years)
1424 Points ∼81% -19%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (4.67 - 21.4, n=30)
17.1 fps ∼100% +16%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.9 fps ∼93% +8%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
15.8 fps ∼92% +7%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.5 fps ∼91% +5%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
14.9 fps ∼87% +1%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
14.7 fps ∼86%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
14.6 fps ∼85% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
13.7 fps ∼80% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 21, n=96, last 2 years)
9.24 fps ∼54% -37%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
54.1 s * ∼100% -24%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
53.2 s * ∼98% -22%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
50.4 s * ∼93% -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (30.2 - 99.2, n=94, last 2 years)
53 s * ∼98% -22%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (34.2 - 92, n=28)
45.7 s * ∼84% -5%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
45.4 s * ∼84% -4%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
43.5 s * ∼80%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
41.7 s * ∼77% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
41.4 s * ∼77% +5%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4155 - 1.002, n=97, last 2 years)
0.598 sec * ∼100% -31%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.56 sec * ∼94% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.554 sec * ∼93% -22%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4998 sec * ∼84% -10%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4965 sec * ∼83% -9%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4851 sec * ∼81% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (0.448 - 1.052, n=28)
0.4796 sec * ∼80% -5%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.459 sec * ∼77% -1%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4554 sec * ∼76%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
253.51 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2634.35 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
217.24 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.62 %
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Performance Rating
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
90 pt ∼90%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
85.2 pt ∼85%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
80.2 pt ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
65.7 pt ∼66%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
65.1 pt ∼65%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
61.9 pt ∼62%
Average of class Multimedia
 
53.6 pt ∼54%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060 -9!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
15700 KRay/s ∼100% +129%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
14618 KRay/s ∼93% +113%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
14314 KRay/s ∼91% +109%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
14226 KRay/s ∼91% +108%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2677 - 15700, n=71, last 2 years)
8661 KRay/s ∼55% +26%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2585 - 9576, n=28)
8067 KRay/s ∼51% +18%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
7393 KRay/s ∼47% +8%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
6848 KRay/s ∼44%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
98165 Points ∼100% +205%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
91157 Points ∼93% +183%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
89329 Points ∼91% +178%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
61086 Points ∼62% +90%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12762 - 98165, n=71, last 2 years)
44354 Points ∼45% +38%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (12439 - 41744, n=28)
37079 Points ∼38% +15%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
34921 Points ∼36% +9%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
32180 Points ∼33%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
4098 MB/s ∼100% +71%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3358 MB/s ∼82% +40%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
3134 MB/s ∼76% +31%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
3086 MB/s ∼75% +29%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (833 - 3442, n=28)
2854 MB/s ∼70% +19%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2613 MB/s ∼64% +9%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
2401 MB/s ∼59%
Average of class Multimedia
  (841 - 4254, n=71, last 2 years)
2205 MB/s ∼54% -8%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
102170 Points ∼100% +2%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
101123 Points ∼99% +1%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
99898 Points ∼98% 0%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
99917 Points ∼98%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
99828 Points ∼98% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (57923 - 99917, n=28)
96767 Points ∼95% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
91934 Points ∼90% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (31314 - 107161, n=71, last 2 years)
69735 Points ∼68% -30%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
12542 Points ∼100% +50%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
12322 Points ∼98% +47%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
12126 Points ∼97% +45%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
9786 Points ∼78% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (3249 - 9928, n=28)
9130 Points ∼73% +9%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
8914 Points ∼71% +6%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
8376 Points ∼67%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3124 - 12542, n=71, last 2 years)
7351 Points ∼59% -12%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
54148 Points ∼100% +192%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
50215 Points ∼93% +171%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
49588 Points ∼92% +167%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
36412 Points ∼67% +96%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7417 - 54148, n=71, last 2 years)
24468 Points ∼45% +32%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (7135 - 27390, n=28)
22329 Points ∼41% +20%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
20265 Points ∼37% +9%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
18563 Points ∼34%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
146086 MB/s ∼100% +88%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
129470 MB/s ∼89% +66%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
123333 MB/s ∼84% +58%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
122013 MB/s ∼84% +57%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
82401 MB/s ∼56% +6%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
77842 MB/s ∼53%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (31839 - 102398, n=28)
76649 MB/s ∼52% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (13739 - 147249, n=71, last 2 years)
62104 MB/s ∼43% -20%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (305 - 1171, n=28)
989 MB/s ∼100% +17%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
900 MB/s ∼91% +7%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
845 MB/s ∼85%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
835 MB/s ∼84% -1%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
797 MB/s ∼81% -6%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
787 MB/s ∼80% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
790 MB/s ∼80% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (228 - 1193, n=78, last 2 years)
511 MB/s ∼52% -40%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
8371 KRay/s ∼100% +117%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
7823 KRay/s ∼93% +102%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
7578 KRay/s ∼91% +96%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
7538 KRay/s ∼90% +95%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1501 - 8371, n=72, last 2 years)
4726 KRay/s ∼56% +22%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1437 - 5760, n=28)
4683 KRay/s ∼56% +21%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
4273 KRay/s ∼51% +11%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
3865 KRay/s ∼46%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
40893 MPixel/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
40829 MPixel/s ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (12863 - 46643, n=28)
32978 MPixel/s ∼81% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8034 - 45694, n=72, last 2 years)
24084 MPixel/s ∼59% -41%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
20450 MPixel/s ∼50% -50%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
19978 MPixel/s ∼49% -51%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
19823 MPixel/s ∼48% -52%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
15689 MPixel/s ∼38% -62%

System Performance

The subjective performance impression of the XPS 17 9720 is very good. Besides the fast processor, this is of course also due to the PCIe SSD, resulting in all inputs to be translated without any noticeable delays. The XPS is delivered with Windows 11 installed, and we did not run into any problems during our test phase.

PCMark 10 / Score
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7296 Points ∼100% +6%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 512GB
6879 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
 
6879 Points ∼94% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6725 Points ∼92% -2%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
6706 Points ∼92% -3%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6592 Points ∼90% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6524 Points ∼89% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3580 - 8083, n=81, last 2 years)
5433 Points ∼74% -21%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10846 Points ∼100% +5%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10765 Points ∼99% +4%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
10491 Points ∼97% +1%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 512GB
10369 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
 
10369 Points ∼96% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
10324 Points ∼95% 0%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
10035 Points ∼93% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7715 - 11019, n=81, last 2 years)
9483 Points ∼87% -9%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9665 Points ∼100% +4%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9383 Points ∼97% +1%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 512GB
9257 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
 
9257 Points ∼96% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9128 Points ∼94% -1%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
8660 Points ∼90% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8450 Points ∼87% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=81, last 2 years)
7792 Points ∼81% -16%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10433 Points ∼100% +13%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
9415 Points ∼90% +2%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 512GB
9203 Points ∼88%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
 
9203 Points ∼88% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8759 Points ∼84% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8223 Points ∼79% -11%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
7667 Points ∼73% -17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2679 - 11777, n=81, last 2 years)
6028 Points ∼58% -34%
CrossMark / Overall
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1883 Points ∼100% +1%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 512GB
1857 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
 
1857 Points ∼99% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
1556 Points ∼83% -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 2138, n=20, last 2 years)
1537 Points ∼82% -17%
CrossMark / Productivity
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1758 Points ∼100% +1%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 512GB
1735 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
 
1735 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (921 - 2038, n=20, last 2 years)
1476 Points ∼84% -15%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
1342 Points ∼76% -23%
CrossMark / Creativity
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2084 Points ∼100% +1%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 512GB
2067 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
 
2067 Points ∼99% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
2054 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (933 - 2210, n=20, last 2 years)
1682 Points ∼81% -19%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1704 Points ∼100% +3%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 512GB
1651 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
 
1651 Points ∼97% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1012 - 2234, n=20, last 2 years)
1370 Points ∼80% -17%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
1055 Points ∼62% -36%
PCMark 10 Score
6879 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
63610 MB/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
63009 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (31252 - 77803, n=28)
55319 MB/s ∼87% -13%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
42356 MB/s ∼67% -33%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
41740 MB/s ∼66% -34%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
41675 MB/s ∼66% -34%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20927 - 67871, n=72, last 2 years)
40982 MB/s ∼64% -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
39053 MB/s ∼61% -39%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
67684 MB/s ∼100% +1%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
67068 MB/s ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (32677 - 76185, n=28)
58768 MB/s ∼87% -12%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
47593 MB/s ∼70% -29%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
47535 MB/s ∼70% -29%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
46384 MB/s ∼69% -31%
Average of class Multimedia
  (22183 - 67758, n=71, last 2 years)
44704 MB/s ∼66% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
41974 MB/s ∼62% -37%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
66475 MB/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
64433 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (30592 - 66475, n=28)
55276 MB/s ∼83% -17%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
44854 MB/s ∼67% -33%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
44033 MB/s ∼66% -34%
Average of class Multimedia
  (21133 - 66728, n=71, last 2 years)
43734 MB/s ∼66% -34%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
41871 MB/s ∼63% -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
41728 MB/s ∼63% -37%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
93.2 ns * ∼100% -1%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
92.1 ns * ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
85.6 ns * ∼92% +7%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
76.5 ns * ∼82% +17%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
75.9 ns * ∼81% +18%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
74.7 ns * ∼80% +19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0 - 119, n=78, last 2 years)
75.4 ns * ∼81% +18%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (0 - 122, n=29)
58.7 ns * ∼63% +36%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

In our standardized latency test (web browsing, 4K YouTube, CPU load), our test unit with the current BIOS version shows some slight limitations and is therefore not optimally suited for the use of real-time audio applications.

LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
4336 μs * ∼100% -329%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 512GB
1011.2 μs * ∼23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
950 μs * ∼22% +6%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
566 μs * ∼13% +44%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
560 μs * ∼13% +45%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
462.8 μs * ∼11% +54%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

The two SSD slots are covered by copper plates.
The two SSD slots are covered by copper plates.

Our XPS 17 9720 test unit uses a Micron 3400 SSD with a storage capacity of 512 GB. After running for the first time, there are still 391 GB available for the user. This is a very fast PCIe 4.0 SSD that achieves transfer rates of more than 6 GB/s in the benchmarks while reading and around 4 GB/s while writing.

There are additional copper covers above the two M.2 slots that are apparently able to do their job. In contrast to the fast PCIe 4.0 drives in our tests, where we increasingly see performance drops after several minutes due to high temperatures, our test unit of the XPS 17 does not have any problems here. You can find additional SSD benchmarks in our technical section.

Micron 3400 512GB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6365.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3964.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 599.99 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 614.69 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 65.82 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 151.51 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 618.44 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 1393.69 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
86.6 pt ∼87%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
81.1 pt ∼81%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 512GB
78.7 pt ∼79%
Average Micron 3400 512GB
 
78.7 pt ∼79%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
75.3 pt ∼75%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
60.9 pt ∼61%
Average of class Multimedia
 
57.9 pt ∼58%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
54.9 pt ∼55%
DiskSpd
seq read
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3793 (3752.48min - 3792.7max) MB/s ∼100% +9%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 512GB
3473 (3290.14min - 3472.67max) MB/s ∼92%
Average Micron 3400 512GB
 
3473 MB/s ∼92% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3285 (3229.03min - 3284.63max) MB/s ∼87% -5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2536 (2493.51min - 2536.34max) MB/s ∼67% -27%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2188 (2181.67min - 2187.54max) MB/s ∼58% -37%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1817 (1802.12min - 1816.62max) MB/s ∼48% -48%
Average of class Multimedia
  (816 - 4480, n=84, last 2 years)
2079 MB/s ∼55% -40%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
1864 (1740.72min - 1864.2max) MB/s ∼49% -46%
seq write
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 512GB
3427 (3117.05min - 3427.38max) MB/s ∼100%
Average Micron 3400 512GB
 
3427 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3187 (3121.66min - 3187.17max) MB/s ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2886 (2821.51min - 2885.78max) MB/s ∼84% -16%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2830 (2787.66min - 2829.68max) MB/s ∼83% -17%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X-M7600QE
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N