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Eurocom Nightsky Ti15 (Clevo PB51RF) Laptop Review

New age of narrow bezel Clevo laptops. Clevo is getting better at creating more visually attractive gaming laptops without sacrificing the core performance advantages that the series is known for. We only wish that it could be easier to service.

The Nightsky series is Eurocom's latest family of narrow bezels laptops for enthusiast gamers. It currently consists of the 15.6-inch Nightsky RX15 and 17.3-inch Nightsky RX17 which we had checked out earlier last month. Both models share a similar design language and so we recommend checking out our Nightsky RX17 review page to learn more about the chassis, keyboard, and other physical features.

The Nightsky Ti15/RX15 can be configured with either a Core i7-9750H or unlocked Core i9-9980HK CPU, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or GeForce RTX 2070 GPU, and a 144/240 Hz 1080p IPS or 60 Hz 4K UHD OLED display. Our test unit today is the lower Ti15 configuration with GeForce 1660 Ti graphics, i7-9750H CPU, and 144 Hz panel retailing for about 2200 USD or less depending on the storage selection. The Nightsky Ti 15 is otherwise visually identical to the Nightsky RX15.

Direct competitors to the Eurocom Nightsky TI15/RX15 include other 15.6-inch mid-range to higher-end gaming laptops like the Asus Zephyrus M GM501, Asus ROG Strix Scar G531, MSI GE63, Razer Blade 15, Aorus 15, or the Dell Alienware m15 series.

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Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Core: 1455 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR6, 419.45, Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-2666, 15-17-17-35
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HAN, IPS, Dell P/N: K055G, AUO80ED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB, 512 GB 
Soundcard
NVIDIA TU116
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 Lithium-Ion, 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
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds), Power Supply: 645 g ( = 22.75 oz / 1.42 pounds)
Price
2200 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

Chassis quality is so much better than the super-thin Eurocom Q6 or Q8. Surfaces do not creak or bend as easily and they actually feel thicker and more robust. In other words, it doesn't feel like Clevo made as many sacrifices just to create a thinner or lighter design. The lid in particular does not feel any weaker or stronger than the lids of the larger Eurocom Sky X4C or Tornado F5 for a strong first impression. Overall quality is superior to the MSI GP65 and on par with the Asus ROG Strix III G531.

In terms of size and weight, the Eurocom is very nearly the same as the HP Pavilion Gaming 15 but much thicker (29.9 mm vs. 23.4 mm) and slightly heavier (2.5 kg vs. 2.4 kg). The narrow bezels make this one of the smallest and most compact 15-inch gaming laptops from Clevo thus far.

Same aluminum chassis material and surfaces as on the Nightsky RX17
Same aluminum chassis material and surfaces as on the Nightsky RX17
Grease will accumulate quickly on the outer lid and trackpad
Grease will accumulate quickly on the outer lid and trackpad
Lid opened to maximum angle (~140 degrees)
Lid opened to maximum angle (~140 degrees)
Medium-sized hinges are uniformly firm at all angles
Medium-sized hinges are uniformly firm at all angles
383 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 kg5.51 lbs364.3 mm / 14.3 inch 273.4 mm / 10.8 inch 23.7 mm / 0.933 inch 2.7 kg5.91 lbs361 mm / 14.2 inch 246 mm / 9.69 inch 24.4 mm / 0.961 inch 2.1 kg4.69 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 263 mm / 10.4 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.3 kg5.11 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 23.4 mm / 0.921 inch 2.4 kg5.24 lbs

Connectivity

Port options and positioning are the same as on the larger 17.3-inch Nightsky RX17 including the unusual SD card reader along the front edge. The system has more ports than most other gaming laptops.

Front: SD card reader (underneath)
Front: SD card reader (underneath)
Right: USB Type-C + Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0 Type-A
Right: USB Type-C + Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0 Type-A
Rear: Gigabit RJ-45, HDMI 2.0, mDP 1.3, USB 3.0 Type-C, USB 3.0 Type-A, AC adapter
Rear: Gigabit RJ-45, HDMI 2.0, mDP 1.3, USB 3.0 Type-C, USB 3.0 Type-A, AC adapter
Left: Kensington Lock, USB 3.0, 3.5 mm earphones, 3.5 mm microphone
Left: Kensington Lock, USB 3.0, 3.5 mm earphones, 3.5 mm microphone

SD Card Reader

You'll have to flip the system upside-down to access the SD reader
You'll have to flip the system upside-down to access the SD reader

Eurocom laptops typically have very fast SD card readers and the Nightsky series is no exception. Moving 1 GB worth of pictures from our UHS-II test card to desktop takes only about 6 seconds compared to almost 15 seconds on the HP Omen 15.

A fully inserted SD card sites almost flush against the edge of the chassis for safe transporting.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
187.2 MB/s ∼100% +1%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
185.5 MB/s ∼99%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
80.5 MB/s ∼43% -57%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.1 MB/s ∼40% -60%
Dell G5 15 5590
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
19.1 MB/s ∼10% -90%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
219.21 MB/s ∼100%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
206.7 MB/s ∼94% -6%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87 MB/s ∼40% -60%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.6 MB/s ∼35% -65%
Dell G5 15 5590
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
32.2 MB/s ∼15% -85%

Communication

The Eurocom is Wi-Fi 6 ready with its Killer AX1650x module. Performance can be faster than what we've recorded below since our server setup is limited by a 1 Gbps line.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
672 MBit/s ∼100%
Aorus 15-SA
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW)
670 MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
657 (min: 556, max: 690) MBit/s ∼98% -2%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
646 MBit/s ∼96% -4%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Aorus 15-SA
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW)
683 MBit/s ∼100% +1%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
680 MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
679 MBit/s ∼99%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
642 (min: 581, max: 693) MBit/s ∼94% -5%

Maintenance

Much like on the Nightsky RX17, the Ti15/RX15 is one of the more difficult Clevo systems to service. You'll potentially have to remove the keyboard just to pop open the bottom panel and upgrade something as simple as RAM or storage.

(Source: Eurocom)
(Source: Eurocom)

Warranty

The standard one-year limited warranty applies with options to extend up to three years.

Input Devices

Keyboard and Touchpad

The Nightsky RX15 shares the same keyboard and touchpad as on the RX17 despite their screen size differences. Even the dimensions of the touchpad between the two models are identical. Thus, all our comments from the Nightsky RX17 apply here on the RX15.

Identical keys, feedback, and layout to the 17.3-inch Nightsky RX17
Identical keys, feedback, and layout to the 17.3-inch Nightsky RX17
Per-key RGB lighting returns
Per-key RGB lighting returns
Fingerprint-enabled touchpad is smooth and more slippery than most other touchpads
Fingerprint-enabled touchpad is smooth and more slippery than most other touchpads
Full-size Arrow keys with slightly smaller NumPad keys
Full-size Arrow keys with slightly smaller NumPad keys

Display

The AU Optronics B156HAN 144 Hz IPS panel here can also be found on other gaming laptops like the Dell G5 15 5590, Alienware m15, or Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX for a similar viewing experience between them. Contrast ratio is high at nearly 1000:1, response times are fast at about 4 ms to 7 ms for reduced ghosting, and brightness is brighter than on both the HP Omen 15 and the aforementioned Dell. The panel is slightly grainy but that is to be expected from a matte overlay.

Perhaps the worst aspect of the display is its moderate uneven backlight bleeding as shown by our picture below. A small level of bleeding is always expected from most IPS panels, but it's disappointing to see it here on at such noticeable levels especially on an enthusiast gaming laptop.

No edge-to-edge glass or touchscreen options
No edge-to-edge glass or touchscreen options
Narrow bezels on three of the four sides
Narrow bezels on three of the four sides
Moderate-heavy uneven backlight bleeding
Moderate-heavy uneven backlight bleeding
RGB subpixel array
RGB subpixel array
335.7
cd/m²
353.2
cd/m²
353.8
cd/m²
293.7
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
327.5
cd/m²
313.7
cd/m²
331.8
cd/m²
299.7
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B156HAN
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 353.8 cd/m² Average: 326.7 cd/m² Minimum: 19.29 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 331 cd/m²
Contrast: 946:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.22 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 3.27
ΔE Greyscale 3.9 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
90.5% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 59% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.26
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
AU Optronics B156HAN, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Aorus 15-SA
LG Philips LP156WFG-SPB2 (LGD05E8), IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Dell G5 15 5590
AU Optronics B156HAN, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
LGD05CE, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
LG Philips LGD05FE, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
CMN N156HHE-GA1 (CMN15F4), TN, 15.6, 1920x1080
Response Times
-21%
-213%
-193%
-11%
-67%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
14.4 (7.2, 7.2)
15.6 (8, 7.6)
-8%
45 (22, 23)
-213%
40 (21.2, 18.8)
-178%
16.4 (8.4, 8)
-14%
24.4 (14.4, 10)
-69%
Response Time Black / White *
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
12.8 (8.4, 4.4)
-33%
30 (17, 13)
-213%
29.6 (17.2, 12.4)
-208%
10.4 (5.2, 5.2)
-8%
15.8 (13.8, 2)
-65%
PWM Frequency
25510 (19)
Screen
8%
-40%
-27%
22%
0%
Brightness middle
331
266
-20%
234
-29%
251
-24%
345
4%
292
-12%
Brightness
327
254
-22%
219
-33%
232
-29%
324
-1%
258
-21%
Brightness Distribution
83
90
8%
82
-1%
76
-8%
86
4%
81
-2%
Black Level *
0.35
0.28
20%
0.17
51%
0.17
51%
0.42
-20%
0.23
34%
Contrast
946
950
0%
1376
45%
1476
56%
821
-13%
1270
34%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.22
3.11
26%
8.6
-104%
6.2
-47%
1.3
69%
5.82
-38%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.95
5.84
16%
17.49
-152%
18.6
-168%
2.8
60%
9.05
-30%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.27
1.37
58%
4.06
-24%
4.8
-47%
1.1
66%
2.82
14%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.9
3.94
-1%
8.55
-119%
4.2
-8%
1.2
69%
4.61
-18%
Gamma
2.26 97%
2.53 87%
3.02 73%
2.32 95%
2.31 95%
2.65 83%
CCT
7392 88%
6210 105%
7802 83%
7454 87%
6476 100%
6950 94%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
59
60
2%
37
-37%
36.5
-38%
60.5
3%
76
29%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
90.5
93
3%
59
-35%
57.4
-37%
94.9
5%
100
10%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-7% / 4%
-127% / -66%
-110% / -53%
6% / 17%
-34% / -10%

* ... smaller is better

Color space is not unlike most Ultrabooks at >90 percent sRGB and about 60 percent of AdobeRGB. It may not be HDR compatible, but it's good enough for gaming purposes.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Further measurements with an X-Rite colorimeter reveal generally good grayscale and colors out of the box. Our calibration attempt improves the display even further with final average grayscale and color deltaE values of 2.2 and 3.27, respectively.

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

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
9.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.2 ms rise
↘ 4.4 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 8 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
14.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.2 ms rise
↘ 7.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 9 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.8 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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9367 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is pretty good when under shade, but otherwise poor when under sunlight or on a bright cloudy day. This system was not designed to be used outdoors frequently despite the matte panel, narrow bezels, and wide viewing angles.

Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles. Contrast and colors shift slightly from extreme angles
Wide IPS viewing angles. Contrast and colors shift slightly from extreme angles

Performance

LatencyMon
LatencyMon

The Eurocom Nightsky 15 series is unusual because it has only Core i7 and Core i9 options with GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or RTX 2070 graphics and nothing else. This makes the system one of the only gaming laptops you can configure with an enthusiast Core i9-9980HK CPU and a budget-midrange GTX 1660 Ti.

LatencyMon shows no DPC latency issues. Eurocom and Clevo systems are generally very light when it comes to pre-loaded applications and so background activities are kept to a minimum.

 

Processor

CPU performance is almost 10 percent faster than the average Core i7-9750H in our database according to CineBench R15. However, this healthy lead doesn't last very long as maximum Turbo Boost is only temporary. When running CineBench R15 Multi-Thread in a loop, performance drops by about 15 percent from the high initial score as shown by our graph below. Raw performance is still significantly faster than the quad-core Core i7-9300H and older Core i7-7700HQ by about 60 to 70 percent.

See our dedicated page on the Core i7-9750H for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

CineBench R11.5 64-bit
CineBench R11.5 64-bit
CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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Eurocom Nightsky Ti15 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1072 (1059.41-1260.12)
Alienware m15 P79F GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1123 (1106.07-1188.78)
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060 GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1066 (1058.57-1172.68)
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-93LS GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8950HK, Liteon CA1-8D512; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1126 (1080-1148)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker
Intel Core i9-9980HK
200 Points ∼92% +17%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
192 Points ∼88% +12%
Alienware m17 P37E
Intel Core i9-8950HK
191 Points ∼88% +12%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
189 Points ∼87% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (171 - 194, n=40)
184 Points ∼84% +8%
MSI GF63 8RC-040XPL
Intel Core i5-8300H
171 Points ∼78% 0%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
171 Points ∼78% 0%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
Intel Core i7-9750H
171 Points ∼78%
Asus FX503VM-EH73
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
156 Points ∼72% -9%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
144 Points ∼66% -16%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker
Intel Core i9-9980HK
1742 Points ∼40% +35%
Schenker
Intel Core i9-9980HK
1600 Points ∼37% +24%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
1721 Points ∼39% +34%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
1359 Points ∼31% +6%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
Intel Core i7-9750H
1288 Points ∼29%
Alienware m17 P37E
Intel Core i9-8950HK
1238 Points ∼28% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (979 - 1306, n=42)
1179 Points ∼27% -8%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
1082 Points ∼25% -16%
MSI GF63 8RC-040XPL
Intel Core i5-8300H
805 Points ∼18% -37%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
805 Points ∼18% -37%
Asus FX503VM-EH73
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
733 Points ∼17% -43%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
2.16 Points ∼89% +10%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
2.11 Points ∼86% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (1.96 - 2.19, n=6)
2.07 Points ∼85% +6%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
Intel Core i7-9750H
1.96 Points ∼80%
Asus FX503VM-EH73
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.83 Points ∼75% -7%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
1.64 Points ∼67% -16%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
18.94 Points ∼57% +34%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
14.98 Points ∼45% +6%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
Intel Core i7-9750H
14.11 Points ∼42%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (11.3 - 14.1, n=6)
13.1 Points ∼39% -7%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
9.21 Points ∼28% -35%
Asus FX503VM-EH73
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.17 Points ∼24% -42%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
7243 Points ∼67%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
6967 Points ∼64%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (6659 - 7214, n=8)
6912 Points ∼64%
Asus FX503VM-EH73
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5939 Points ∼55%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4770 Points ∼44%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
42456 Points ∼85%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
38810 Points ∼78%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (29665 - 36158, n=8)
33990 Points ∼68%
Asus FX503VM-EH73
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
21978 Points ∼44%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
20687 Points ∼42%
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
MSI GF63 8RC-040XPL
Intel Core i5-8300H
278.469 s * ∼3%
Asus FX503VM-EH73
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
231.67 s * ∼3%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
197.075 s * ∼2%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
120.923 s * ∼1%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
118.733 s * ∼1%
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - ---
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (0.3 - 11327, n=21)
3181 Seconds * ∼14%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
649.703 Seconds * ∼3%
Asus FX503VM-EH73
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
590.45 Seconds * ∼3%
MSI GF63 8RC-040XPL
Intel Core i5-8300H
545.627 Seconds * ∼2%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
476.493 Seconds * ∼2%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
465.128 Seconds * ∼2%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
14.11 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
77.87 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
171 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1288 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
129.86 fps
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System Performance

PCMark benchmarks are where we expect them to be in relation to other gaming laptops with a similar class GPU. The much larger and more powerful Eurocom Sky X7C with its desktop i9-9900K and GeForce RTX 2080 is still the champ in these particular tests.

We experienced no software or hardware issues during our time with the test unit.

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 X7C i9-9900K
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K, 2x Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB (RAID 0)
11191 Points ∼93% +63%
Aorus 15-SA
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
7570 Points ∼63% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  (6433 - 7638, n=9)
6954 Points ∼58% +1%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
6886 Points ∼57%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
6252 Points ∼52% -9%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5044 Points ∼42% -27%
Productivity
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K, 2x Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB (RAID 0)
8702 Points ∼90% +13%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
7671 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  (7241 - 8136, n=9)
7617 Points ∼79% -1%
Aorus 15-SA
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
7311 Points ∼75% -5%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
7261 Points ∼75% -5%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
6808 Points ∼70% -11%
Essentials
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K, 2x Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB (RAID 0)
10275 Points ∼93% +2%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
10098 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  (9020 - 10098, n=9)
9551 Points ∼87% -5%
Aorus 15-SA
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
9379 Points ∼85% -7%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
8575 Points ∼78% -15%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
8308 Points ∼76% -18%
Score
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K, 2x Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB (RAID 0)
7171 Points ∼92% +23%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
5814 Points ∼75%
Aorus 15-SA
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
5761 Points ∼74% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  (5440 - 5829, n=9)
5707 Points ∼74% -2%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
5069 Points ∼65% -13%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
4873 Points ∼63% -16%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K, 2x Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB (RAID 0)
6352 Points ∼97% +16%
Aorus 15-SA
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
5913 Points ∼91% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  (5041 - 5913, n=7)
5556 Points ∼85% +1%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
5497 Points ∼84%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
5291 Points ∼81% -4%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
5210 Points ∼80% -5%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5107 Points ∼78% -7%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K, 2x Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB (RAID 0)
5610 Points ∼92% +32%
Aorus 15-SA
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
5081 Points ∼83% +20%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
4271 Points ∼70% +1%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
4240 Points ∼70%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
4165 Points ∼68% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  (4240 - 5217, n=7)
4033 Points ∼66% -5%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
3691 Points ∼61% -13%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4240 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5497 points
Help

Storage Devices

There are two M.2 PCIe slots with RAID compatibility and a single 2.5-inch SATA III bay available. Our unit comes equipped with a single 512 GB Samsung SSD 970 Pro with sequential read and write rates of over 2100 MB/s each according to AS SSD. Samsung produces some of the fastest NVMe drives for consumers and this is no different.

Since servicing can be a pain, however, we recommend configuring wisely before committing to a purchase.

CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
AS SSD
AS SSD
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Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
Aorus 15-SA
Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
Dell G5 15 5590
KBG30ZMS128G
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
AS SSD
-25%
-469%
-16%
-52%
Copy Game MB/s
1020.79
106.32
907.05
399.89
Copy Program MB/s
387.69
94.45
392.55
371.74
Copy ISO MB/s
2103.58
159.22
1417.66
1042.93
Score Total
4924
2938
-40%
620
-87%
4323
-12%
2014
-59%
Score Write
2510
1175
-53%
174
-93%
1901
-24%
819
-67%
Score Read
1590
1193
-25%
318
-80%
1619
2%
810
-49%
Access Time Write *
0.029
0.034
-17%
0.255
-779%
0.032
-10%
0.038
-31%
Access Time Read *
0.04
0.05
-25%
1.519
-3698%
0.084
-110%
0.093
-133%
4K-64 Write
2162.27
914.36
-58%
95.21
-96%
1538.26
-29%
587.71
-73%
4K-64 Read
1320.36
876.55
-34%
184.51
-86%
1282.6
-3%
564.81
-57%
4K Write
128.49
110.3
-14%
67.75
-47%
118.58
-8%
96.52
-25%
4K Read
53.2
56.27
6%
29.6
-44%
40.56
-24%
36.14
-32%
Seq Write
2194.01
1506.85
-31%
115.06
-95%
2439.74
11%
1346.75
-39%
Seq Read
2168.13
2600.57
20%
1035.81
-52%
2955.46
36%
2087.58
-4%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3561 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2329 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 560.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 439 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2489 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2308 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 58.05 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 154 MB/s

GPU Performance

The mobile GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is about 30 to 60 percent faster than the older mobile GTX 1060. Nvidia has optimized its Turing cards for DX12 and so you'll see the biggest gains when playing newer games. Raw GPU performance is only about 5 percent slower than our desktop GeForce 1660 Ti reference.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Ice Storm Extreme
Ice Storm Extreme
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Time Spy
Time Spy
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K
10243 Points ∼72% +80%
Asus ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G731GW-XB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9750H
7294 Points ∼51% +28%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9750H
6748 Points ∼47% +18%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
6606 Points ∼46% +16%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
6131 Points ∼43% +8%
Asus Strix GL531GV-PB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H
6059 Points ∼43% +6%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H
5699 Points ∼40%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  (5408 - 5931, n=11)
5638 Points ∼40% -1%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H
4708 Points ∼33% -17%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
3626 Points ∼25% -36%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H
3565 Points ∼25% -37%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K
25126 Points ∼62% +64%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
20307 Points ∼50% +32%
Asus ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G731GW-XB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9750H
19230 Points ∼47% +25%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9750H
18060 Points ∼44% +18%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
16024 Points ∼39% +4%
Asus Strix GL531GV-PB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H
15913 Points ∼39% +4%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H
15343 Points ∼38%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H
14724 Points ∼36% -4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  (14186 - 15482, n=13)
14703 Points ∼36% -4%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
11332 Points ∼28% -26%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H
9536 Points ∼23% -38%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K
151390 Points ∼82% +47%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9750H
114431 Points ∼62% +11%
Asus ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G731GW-XB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9750H
114415 Points ∼62% +11%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H
103040 Points ∼56%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H
101453 Points ∼55% -2%
Asus Strix GL531GV-PB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H
100726 Points ∼55% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  (85805 - 103428, n=9)
96376 Points ∼52% -6%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
91194 Points ∼49% -11%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
88432 Points ∼48% -14%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
80615 Points ∼44% -22%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H
57365 Points ∼31% -44%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
13940 Points ∼62% +12%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9750H
12424 Points ∼55% 0%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H
12421 Points ∼55%
Asus Strix GL531GV-PB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H
12078 Points ∼53% -3%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H
12069 Points ∼53% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  (10093 - 12916, n=12)
11967 Points ∼53% -4%
Asus ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G731GW-XB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9750H
10270 Points ∼45% -17%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
10020 Points ∼44% -19%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H
7595 Points ∼34% -39%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
6839 Points ∼30% -45%
1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
27109 Points ∼53% +30%
Asus ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G731GW-XB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9750H
24465 Points ∼48% +18%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9750H
22749 Points ∼45% +9%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
22128 Points ∼43% +6%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H
20784 Points ∼41%
Asus Strix GL531GV-PB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H
20723 Points ∼41% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  (18610 - 20940, n=13)
19922 Points ∼39% -4%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H
19187 Points ∼38% -8%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H
13447 Points ∼26% -35%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
12620 Points ∼25% -39%
3DMark 11 Performance
18245 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
37206 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
13610 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
5872 points
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Gaming Performance

The system is powerful enough to play the latest games at native 1080p and 60 FPS with most settings on medium to maximum. Note that performance is very similar to the more expensive mobile RTX 2060 sans the ray-tracing and DLSS support.

See our dedicated page on the mobile GeForce GTX 1660 Ti for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

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% +49%
Asus ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G731GW-XB74
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
85 fps ∼78% +16%
Alienware m15 P79F
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
84 fps ∼77% +15%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
81 fps ∼74% +11%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop)
76.7 fps ∼70% +5%
Asus Strix GL531GV-PB74
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
74 fps ∼68% +1%
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
73 fps ∼67%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  (65 - 73, n=3)
69.3 fps ∼64% -5%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
61 fps ∼56% -16%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
49 fps ∼45% -33%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
43 fps ∼39% -41%
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