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Eurocom Nightsky RX15 (Clevo PB51RF, Core i9, 4K OLED) Laptop Review

Allen Ngo 👁, 08/28/2019

Unlocked Core i9 with OLED. The Nightsky RX15 is one of the few narrow-bezel 15.6-inch laptops offering unlocked Core i9-9980HK CPU options. Meanwhile, its OLED option makes the system competitive against the Razer Blade 15, Alienware m15, and Gigabyte Aero 15 which all have similar OLED features.

(Source: Eurocom)
(Source: Eurocom)

In contrast to the larger Eurocom Sky series of desktop replacements, the Eurocom Nightsky series consists of more traditional gaming laptops with many features users have come to expect from a high-end offering including per-key RGB lighting, narrow bezels, and GeForce RTX graphics. Our test unit today is the highest-end configuration of the 15.6-inch Nightsky RX15 equipped with an unlocked Core i9-9980HK CPU, 4K UHD OLED display, and GeForce RTX 2070 graphics.

The Nightsky RX15 Clevo PB51RF chassis is identical to the Nightsky Ti15 and so we recommend checking out our existing review on the Nightsky Ti15 here to learn more about its port options, serviceability, keyboard, speakers, and other physical features. For this review, we'll be focusing on the performance and OLED display of the Nightsky RX15 to see how they compare to the base Nightsky Ti15 configuration. Direct competitors in this space include other mid-size 15.6-inch gaming laptops like the Lenovo Legion Y740, Dell Alienware m15, Asus ROG GL531, and HP Omen 15.

See the product page of the Nightsky RX15 here for the full configuration options and price range.

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Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1315 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, GDDR6, 419.45, Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, Kingston, 1333.3 MHz, 15-17-17-35, DDR4-2666
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, Samsung SDCA029, OLED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
Soundcard
Nvidia TU106 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
5 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm earphones, 3.5 mm microphone, Card Reader: SD reader, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW) (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 29.9 x 359 x 258 ( = 1.18 x 14.13 x 10.16 in)
Battery
62 Wh, 6-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo 2 W, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Control Center 3.0, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.49 kg ( = 87.83 oz / 5.49 pounds), Power Supply: 816 g ( = 28.78 oz / 1.8 pounds)
Price
2700 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

(Source: Eurocom)
(Source: Eurocom)
386 mm / 15.2 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 38 mm / 1.496 inch 3.6 kg7.94 lbs383 mm / 15.1 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 29.5 mm / 1.161 inch 2.5 kg5.53 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 29.9 mm / 1.177 inch 2.5 kg5.49 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 263 mm / 10.4 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.4 kg5.25 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 23.4 mm / 0.921 inch 2.4 kg5.24 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 2.2 kg4.87 lbs
(Source: Eurocom)
(Source: Eurocom)

SD Card Reader

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Eurocom Sky X4C
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
193.6 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
187.9 MB/s ∼97%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78.4 MB/s ∼40% -58%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.1 MB/s ∼38% -61%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26 MB/s ∼13% -86%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
207.3 MB/s ∼100%
Eurocom Sky X4C
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
206.3 MB/s ∼100% 0%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.3 MB/s ∼41% -59%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.6 MB/s ∼37% -63%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
32 MB/s ∼15% -85%

Communication

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
691 MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
688 MBit/s ∼100%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi
666 (min: 597, max: 686) MBit/s ∼96% -3%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
662 MBit/s ∼96% -4%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
614 MBit/s ∼89% -11%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
720 MBit/s ∼100%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
692 MBit/s ∼96% -4%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
638 MBit/s ∼89% -11%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
611 MBit/s ∼85% -15%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi
601 (min: 562, max: 639) MBit/s ∼83% -17%

Maintenance

Display

OLED offers a number of advantages - and disadvantages - when compared to the IPS option on the Nightsky series. It's 20 percent brighter with significantly deeper colors, pitch dark blacks, a higher native resolution, and almost no ghosting. Furthermore, the glossy overlay allows for crisper texts and images especially when compared to matte 4K UHD IPS panels. The result is a picture quality that is noticeably superior to even the best 15.6-inch laptop IPS panels currently in the market. The differences are perceptible to the naked eye.

A major drawback to OLED laptops at the moment is that the panel is limited to a refresh rate of only 60 Hz. The latest 144 Hz and 240 Hz IPS panels feel smoother and more responsive as a result especially when playing fast-paced games.

It's important to note that Samsung is currently the only mass market supplier of 15.6-inch 4K UHD OLED panels for laptops at the time of writing. Thus, this same Samsung SDCA029 controller or panel can also be found on the XPS 15 7590, Gigabyte Aero 15, Alienware m15, and Razer Blade 15 for very similar visual experiences between them.

Glossy display with no edge-to-edge glass
Glossy display with no edge-to-edge glass
OLED display is brighter and with deeper colors than the IPS SKU
OLED display is brighter and with deeper colors than the IPS SKU
No backlight bleeding at all
No backlight bleeding at all
OLED subpixel array
OLED subpixel array
390
cd/m²
417.8
cd/m²
419.3
cd/m²
377.3
cd/m²
414.9
cd/m²
411.6
cd/m²
371.8
cd/m²
420.7
cd/m²
415.1
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Samsung SDCA029
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 420.7 cd/m² Average: 404.3 cd/m² Minimum: 3.71 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 414.9 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 7.58 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 2.9 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
100% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 88.2% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.05
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Samsung SDCA029, OLED, 15.6, 3840x2160
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
AU Optronics B156HAN, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Eurocom Sky X4C
ID: SHP142A, Name: LQ156D1JX01B, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Samsung 156WR04, SDCA029, OLED, 15.6, 3840x2160
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
LG Philips LGD05C0, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
CMN N156HHE-GA1 (CMN15F4), TN, 15.6, 1920x1080
Response Times
-385%
-299%
4%
-403%
13778%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
2.4 (1.2, 1.2)
14.4 (7.2, 7.2)
-500%
33.6 (19.6, 14)
-1300%
2.3 (1.1, 1.2)
4%
14 (7, 7)
-483%
24.4 (14.4, 10)
-917%
Response Time Black / White *
2.6 (1.3, 1.3)
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
-269%
33.2 (21.2, 12)
-1177%
2.4 (1.1, 1.3)
8%
11 (7, 4)
-323%
15.8 (13.8, 2)
-508%
PWM Frequency
59.52 (100)
1000 (20)
1580%
59.52 (100)
0%
25510 (19)
42760%
Screen
-3%
-13%
6%
6%
-11%
Brightness middle
414.9
331
-20%
324.7
-22%
421.2
2%
316
-24%
292
-30%
Brightness
404
327
-19%
318
-21%
417
3%
295
-27%
258
-36%
Brightness Distribution
88
83
-6%
81
-8%
94
7%
84
-5%
81
-8%
Black Level *
0.35
0.26
0.42
0.23
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
7.58
4.22
44%
4.67
38%
6.06
20%
2.7
64%
5.82
23%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
14.85
6.95
53%
8.16
45%
11.89
20%
5.65
62%
9.05
39%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.9
3.9
-34%
5.9
-103%
2.8
3%
2.35
19%
4.61
-59%
Gamma
2.05 107%
2.26 97%
2.14 103%
2.15 102%
2.41 91%
2.65 83%
CCT
6538 99%
7392 88%
7176 91%
6235 104%
6904 94%
6950 94%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
88.2
59
-33%
61.1
-31%
81
-8%
60
-32%
76
-14%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
90.5
-9%
96.1
-4%
99.6
0%
93
-7%
100
0%
Contrast
946
1249
752
1270
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.27
1.58
2.82
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-194% / -79%
-156% / -91%
5% / 5%
-199% / -76%
6884% / 3750%

* ... smaller is better

Eurocom advertises 100 percent DCI-P3 coverage not unlike other 15.6-inch OLED laptops in the market with the same Samsung panel. Our own measurements show 88 percent 3D coverage of the AdobeRGB standard with a large portion of the color space not overlapping AdobeRGB since DCI-P3 is wider than AdobeRGB.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
Graycsale before calibration
Graycsale before calibration
Graycsale after calibration
Graycsale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps against sRGB
Saturation Sweeps against sRGB
ColorChecker against sRGB
ColorChecker against sRGB

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
2.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.3 ms rise
↘ 1.3 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.2 ms rise
↘ 1.2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.7 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 59.52 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 59.52 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 59.52 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9368 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Much like what we discovered on the XPS 15 7590 OLED and Razer Blade 15 OLED, the Nightsky RX15 OLED exhibits similar PWM behavior that changes depending on the brightness level. At 49 percent brightness and up, frequency is stable at 59.52 Hz while frequency changes abruptly to 235.8 Hz when set to 48 percent and below. This behavior is not observed on laptops with IPS panels.

Pulse-width modulation from 49 percent and up
Pulse-width modulation from 49 percent and up
Frequency changes when at 48 percent and below
Frequency changes when at 48 percent and below

Outdoor visibility is better than the matte IPS panel on the Nightsky Ti15 when under shade. When under sunlight or on an overcast day, however, outdoor visibility is not any better or worse than the aforementioned Nightsky Ti15 due to the heavier glare on the glossy OLED screen. The wide viewing angles are identical to the Dell XPS 15 7590.

Annoyingly, display brightness will sometimes automatically drop to the minimum when the system is waking from a sleep state. You'll have to manually adjust the brightness each time to fix the issue.

Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Wide viewing angles with rainbow bands at extreme angles
Wide viewing angles with rainbow bands at extreme angles

Performance

No DPC latency issues
No DPC latency issues

The Nightsky RX15 is one of the few 15.6-inch laptops with an unlocked Core i9-9980HK option. Strangely enough, its GPU currently maxes out at the GeForce RTX 2070 instead of the RTX 2080 despite having the fastest mobile Coffee Lake-H CPU available.

LatencyMon shows no DPC latency issues as expected from a Clevo system. Laptops from major OEMs like Dell, HP, and others are more likely to have undesirable background activity and bloatware.

Processor

The Core i9-9980HK is unquestionably fast, but it's a mixed bag relatively speaking because of its steep drop in raw performance after maximum Turbo Boost ends. As shown by our CineBench R15 Multi-Thread loop graph below, CPU performance drops by 18 percent after the first two loops and never recovers thereafter. Nonetheless, performance remains much faster than the Core i7-9750H and Core i9-9980HK in the Nightsky Ti15 and Dell XPS 15 7590, respectively, even after accounting for throttling.

Some laptops with the "slower" Core i9-9880H like the MSI GE75 9SG can run faster than than the Core i9-9980HK if they can maintain faster clock rates for longer when under stress.

See our dedicated page on the Core i9-9980HK for more technical information and benchmarks.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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Eurocom Nightsky RX15 GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9980HK, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1490 (1469.51-1815.95)
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650 GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1314 (1090.6-1600.38)
MSI GE75 9SG GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9880H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1619 (1602.44-1728.31)
Alienware m15 P79F GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1123 (1106.07-1188.78)
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1072 (1059.41-1260.12)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
209 Points ∼96% +3%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
Intel Core i7-9700K
203 Points ∼93% 0%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
203 Points ∼93% 0%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
202 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK
  (190 - 205, n=6)
200 Points ∼92% -1%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
189 Points ∼87% -6%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
171 Points ∼78% -15%
Schenker Key 16
Intel Core i7-8750H
171 Points ∼78% -15%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
Intel Core i7-9750H
171 Points ∼78% -15%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
3049 Points ∼70% +67%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
1821 Points ∼42%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
1721 Points ∼39% -5%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK
  (1305 - 1930, n=7)
1646 Points ∼38% -10%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
Intel Core i7-9700K
1465 Points ∼33% -20%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
Intel Core i7-9750H
1288 Points ∼29% -29%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
1217 Points ∼28% -33%
Schenker Key 16
Intel Core i7-8750H
1116 Points ∼26% -39%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
769 Points ∼18% -58%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
514 Points ∼100% +7%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
498 Points ∼97% +4%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
479 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK
  (446 - 487, n=4)
467 Points ∼91% -3%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
441 Points ∼86% -8%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
419 Points ∼82% -13%
Schenker Key 16
Intel Core i7-8750H
416 Points ∼81% -13%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
Intel Core i7-9750H
416 Points ∼81% -13%
CPU (Multi Core)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
6910 Points ∼100% +82%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
3795 Points ∼55%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
3712 Points ∼54% -2%
Average Intel Core i9-9980HK
  (3104 - 3795, n=4)
3474 Points ∼50% -8%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
2924 Points ∼42% -23%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
Intel Core i7-9750H
2622 Points ∼38% -31%
Schenker Key 16
Intel Core i7-8750H
2333 Points ∼34% -39%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
1723 Points ∼25% -55%
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
3561
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
45527
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
7877
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
202 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1821 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
152.19 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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System Performance

PCMark benchmarks are consistently higher than the Nightsky Ti15 especially in Digital Content Creation where the RTX 2070 can flex its performance benefits over the GTX 1660 Ti.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
8949 Points ∼75% +4%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9980HK, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
8617 Points ∼72%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7236 Points ∼60% -16%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
6886 Points ∼57% -20%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
6502 Points ∼54% -25%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
6110 Points ∼51% -29%
Productivity
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
8745 Points ∼90% +7%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9980HK, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
8209 Points ∼85%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8200 Points ∼85% 0%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
7687 Points ∼79% -6%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
7671 Points ∼79% -7%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
7494 Points ∼77% -9%
Essentials
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
10098 Points ∼92% +6%
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
10064 Points ∼92% +6%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
9701 Points ∼88% +2%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9980HK, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
9518 Points ∼87%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
9450 Points ∼86% -1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
9109 Points ∼83% -4%
Score
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
6620 Points ∼85% +5%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9980HK, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
6283 Points ∼81%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5839 Points ∼75% -7%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
5814 Points ∼75% -7%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5583 Points ∼72% -11%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
5469 Points ∼70% -13%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5749 Points ∼88% +23%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5608 Points ∼86% +20%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
5497 Points ∼84% +18%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
5210 Points ∼80% +11%
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
5181 Points ∼80% +11%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
4762 Points ∼73% +2%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9980HK, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
4677 Points ∼72%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
5225 Points ∼86% +39%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4380 Points ∼72% +17%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
4362 Points ∼72% +16%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
4271 Points ∼70% +14%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
4240 Points ∼70% +13%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3799 Points ∼62% +1%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9980HK, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
3758 Points ∼62%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3758 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4677 points
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Storage Devices

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
Eurocom Sky X4C
Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
AS SSD
13%
6%
-44%
8%
Copy Game MB/s
1582.57
1054.98
-33%
976.6
-38%
1823.85
15%
Copy Program MB/s
665.8
467.16
-30%
496.53
-25%
983.98
48%
Copy ISO MB/s
2704.82
1908.08
-29%
2082.66
-23%
3182.39
18%
Score Total
4813
4615
-4%
4221
-12%
1071
-78%
3638
-24%
Score Write
2435
1703
-30%
2102
-14%
409
-83%
1693
-30%
Score Read
1581
1945
23%
1394
-12%
432
-73%
1294
-18%
Access Time Write *
0.09
0.03
67%
0.034
62%
0.051
43%
0.039
57%
Access Time Read *
0.101
0.032
68%
0.05
50%
0.101
-0%
0.05
50%
4K-64 Write
2155.64
1374.74
-36%
1807.21
-16%
294.33
-86%
1456.13
-32%
4K-64 Read
1317.13
1645.75
25%
1159.06
-12%
348.58
-74%
1077.98
-18%
4K Write
61.3
129.64
111%
108.34
77%
68.58
12%
98.3
60%
4K Read
28.65
44.83
56%
52.08
82%
32.36
13%
43.25
51%
Seq Write
2184.22
1988.74
-9%
1864.07
-15%
462.8
-79%
1386.27
-37%
Seq Read
2352.01
2541.23
8%
1832.18
-22%
512.05
-78%
1723.09
-27%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3539 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2324 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 593.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 482.5 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1932 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1938 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 60.54 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 153 MB/s

GPU Performance

The mobile GeForce RTX 2070 is performing exactly where we expect it to be relative to other gaming laptops with the same GPU. Users can expect performance to be about 15 to 20 percent slower than the desktop GeForce RTX 2070. Upgrading from the Nightsky Ti15 GTX 1660 Ti SKU will see a raw performance boost of about 36 percent. There is enough power to play any title at 1080p60 with most or all settings at maximum. 4K gaming is also possible albeit with most settings turned to Low or Low-Medium.

See our dedicated page on the mobile GeForce RTX 2070 for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
Port Royal
Port Royal
3DMark DLSS 4K
3DMark DLSS 4K
3DMark
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
MSI GE75 9SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9880H
5538 Points ∼65% +30%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9980HK
4265 Points ∼50%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
  (3958 - 4467, n=9)
4210 Points ∼49% -1%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9700K
4155 Points ∼49% -3%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H
4032 Points ∼47% -5%
Alienware m15 P79F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H
3896 Points ∼46% -9%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H
1294 Points ∼15% -70%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI GE75 9SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9880H
9754 Points ∼67% +26%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
9364 Points ∼64% +21%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H
7840 Points ∼54% +1%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9700K
7815 Points ∼53% +1%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9980HK
7754 Points ∼53%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
  (7006 - 8000, n=11)
7569 Points ∼52% -2%
Alienware m15 P79F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H
7105 Points ∼49% -8%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, 3900X
7089 Points ∼48% -9%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H
5699 Points ∼39% -27%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H
4925 Points ∼34% -36%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9980HK
3353 Points ∼23% -57%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GE75 9SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9880H
24623 Points ∼61% +21%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
23373 Points ∼58% +14%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, 3900X
22350 Points ∼55% +9%
Eurocom Sky X4C
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700K
20909 Points ∼51% +2%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9700K
20759 Points ∼51% +2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H
20718 Points ∼51% +1%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9980HK
20434 Points ∼50%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
  (18169 - 21138, n=12)
19796 Points ∼49% -3%
Alienware m15 P79F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H
18443 Points ∼45% -10%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
17720 Points ∼44% -13%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H
15343 Points ∼38% -25%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H
12903 Points ∼32% -37%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9980HK
8532 Points ∼21% -58%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, 3900X
16551 Points ∼73% +2%
MSI GE75 9SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9880H
16523 Points ∼73% +2%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9980HK
16253 Points ∼72%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9700K
15617 Points ∼69% -4%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
13950 Points ∼62% -14%
Eurocom Sky X4C
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700K
13928 Points ∼62% -14%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H
12460 Points ∼55% -23%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H
12431 Points ∼55% -24%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H
12421 Points ∼55% -24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
  (8716 - 16253, n=14)
11964 Points ∼53% -26%
Alienware m15 P79F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H
11573 Points ∼51% -29%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
11168 Points ∼49% -31%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9980HK
8801 Points ∼39% -46%
1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI GE75 9SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9880H
34050 Points ∼67% +28%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
31595 Points ∼62% +19%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, 3900X
31252 Points ∼61% +18%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H
27762 Points ∼54% +4%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9700K
26975 Points ∼53% +1%
Eurocom Sky X4C
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700K
26912 Points ∼53% +1%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9980HK
26582 Points ∼52%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
  (23335 - 26975, n=14)
25440 Points ∼50% -4%
Alienware m15 P79F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H
23819 Points ∼47% -10%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
23061 Points ∼45% -13%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H
20784 Points ∼41% -22%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H
17264 Points ∼34% -35%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9980HK
12388 Points ∼24% -53%
3DMark 11 Performance
23371 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
40808 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
18283 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
7968 points
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The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
95.3 fps ∼100% +18%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
87 (min: 72, max: 100) fps ∼91% +8%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
80.6 fps ∼85%
Origin PC EVO16-S i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
77.6 fps ∼81% -4%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
76 (min: 67, max: 84) fps ∼80% -6%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
75.3 fps ∼79% -7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
  (64 - 80.6, n=12)
71.7 fps ∼75% -11%
Alienware m15 P79F
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
64.4 fps ∼68% -20%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
60.6 fps ∼64% -25%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
60.5 fps ∼63% -25%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
53.1 fps ∼56% -34%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
36 fps ∼38% -55%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
109 fps ∼100% +12%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
101 fps ∼93% +4%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
97 fps ∼89%
Origin PC EVO16-S i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
94 fps ∼86% -3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
91 fps ∼83% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
  (74.2 - 97, n=6)
84.2 fps ∼77% -13%
Alienware m15 P79F
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
84 fps ∼77% -13%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
73 fps ∼67% -25%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
34 fps ∼31% -65%
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