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Eurocom Sky X7C (i9-9900K, RTX 2080, FHD 144 Hz) Clevo P775TM1-G Laptop Review

Gaming desktop in disguise. The 17.3-inch Sky X7C trades performance-per-Watt for full-on raw performance. While the Core i9-9900K is significantly faster than any 45 W Intel H-class equivalent, the performance delta between RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Max-Q is comparatively small.

There are plenty of GeForce RTX laptops to choose from ranging from the super-light MSI GS65 to the larger Asus ROG G703. Almost all of them, however, are equipped with "only" 45 W mobile CPUs or soldered GPUs for limited customization and reduced performance. The Eurocom Sky series addresses these concerns by offering full-fledged LGA 1151 and MXM 3.0 sockets to run full-power CPUs and GPUs at higher TDP envelopes for faster desktop-like performance.

The Sky X7C we have today shares the same Clevo P775TM1-G chassis as the Schenker XMG Ultra 17 and also the last Sky X7C we reviewed. As a result, we recommend checking out the existing reviews we have below on more information about the chassis and its features. We'll be jumping right into the performance of the Core i9-9900K CPU and RTX 2080 GPU to see how these desktop-class processors compare against the common mobile Core i7-8750H and Max-Q varieties.

Systems with the same Clevo P775TM1-G chassis:

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Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K (Sky Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1380 MHz, Memory: 1850 MHz, GDDR6, 418.81
Memory
65536 MB 
, Kingston DDR4-3200, 15-17-17-32, Dual-channel
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, AU Optronics B173HAN03.1, IPS, AUO319D, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Z370 (Kaby Lake)
Storage
2x Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB (RAID 0), 1024 GB 
Soundcard
NVIDIA TU104 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 3 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphones, SPDIF, microphone, Line-in, Line-out, Card Reader: 6-in-1, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 41 x 418 x 295 ( = 1.61 x 16.46 x 11.61 in)
Battery
82 Wh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: Full-HD
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2.1, Keyboard: Beveled, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
4.3 kg ( = 151.68 oz / 9.48 pounds), Power Supply: 1.272 kg ( = 44.87 oz / 2.8 pounds)
Price
4200 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

428 mm / 16.9 inch 314 mm / 12.4 inch 58 mm / 2.28 inch 4.6 kg10.1 lbs425 mm / 16.7 inch 319 mm / 12.6 inch 51 mm / 2.01 inch 4.7 kg10.3 lbs423 mm / 16.7 inch 322 mm / 12.7 inch 40 mm / 1.575 inch 4.3 kg9.57 lbs418 mm / 16.5 inch 295 mm / 11.6 inch 41 mm / 1.614 inch 4.3 kg9.48 lbs424 mm / 16.7 inch 332 mm / 13.1 inch 30 mm / 1.181 inch 4.4 kg9.74 lbs412.6 mm / 16.2 inch 304.9 mm / 12 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs

Connectivity

Left: Gigabit RJ-45, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0 Type-C, 2x USB 3.0, SD reader
Left: Gigabit RJ-45, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0 Type-C, 2x USB 3.0, SD reader
Rear: HDMI 2.0, 2x mini DisplayPort 1.3, AC adapter
Rear: HDMI 2.0, 2x mini DisplayPort 1.3, AC adapter
Right: 3.5 mm 7.1 audio out, earphones, microphone-in, S/PDIF line-in, 2x USB 3.0, Kensington Lock
Right: 3.5 mm 7.1 audio out, earphones, microphone-in, S/PDIF line-in, 2x USB 3.0, Kensington Lock

SD Card Reader

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
191.1 MB/s ∼100%
Asus ROG G703GX
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
180 MB/s ∼94% -6%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
80 MB/s ∼42% -58%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
79 MB/s ∼41% -59%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus ROG G703GX
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
243 MB/s ∼100% +20%
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
202.1 MB/s ∼83%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
89 MB/s ∼37% -56%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87 MB/s ∼36% -57%

Communication

Eurocom offers Intel 9260 and Killer 1535 WLAN options with transfer rates of up to 1.73 Gbps each. 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
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
Killer Wireless-AC 1550 Wireless Network Adapter
686 MBit/s ∼100% +7%
Asus ROG G703GX
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
671 MBit/s ∼98% +5%
Alienware 17 R5
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
668 MBit/s ∼97% +5%
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
639 MBit/s ∼93%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ROG G703GX
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
682 MBit/s ∼100% +6%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
Killer Wireless-AC 1550 Wireless Network Adapter
681 MBit/s ∼100% +5%
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
646 MBit/s ∼95%
Alienware 17 R5
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
553 MBit/s ∼81% -14%

Maintenance

Warranty

The standard one-year limited warranty applies. Options to extend the warranty for up to three years are available.

Display

Whereas our last Sky X7C had a 4K UHD 60 Hz panel, our unit today is equipped with an FHD 144 Hz panel. Other than the obvious native resolution and refresh rate differences, does the FHD panel bring anything else to the table?

The FHD option has significantly faster black-white and gray-gray response times for less ghosting and slightly more accurate colors out of the box. Otherwise, the 4K UHD SKU has the advantage when it comes to brightness and gamut. Contrast is actually quite similar between the two at only about 800:1 each. Note that other 17.3-inch gaming laptops like the Asus ROG G703GX or Lenovo Legion Y740-17ICH may carry similar AU Optronics panels as our Eurocom unit.

For gaming purposes, the pricier 4K UHD option is not objectively better. It's all down to user preference if resolution or response time and refresh rate take priority.

Our specific test unit suffers from moderate-heavy uneven backlight bleeding as shown by the image below. We would expect as much from a budget laptop, but this is disappointing to see on a Eurocom. There is a slight layer of graininess over the screen that's common amongst most matte panels.

RGB subpixel array (127 PPI)
RGB subpixel array (127 PPI)
Moderate-heavy uneven backlight bleeding
Moderate-heavy uneven backlight bleeding
269.5
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
262.1
cd/m²
266.6
cd/m²
276.1
cd/m²
263.6
cd/m²
248.6
cd/m²
235.3
cd/m²
238.1
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B173HAN03.1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 276.1 cd/m² Average: 259.5 cd/m² Minimum: 13.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 276.1 cd/m²
Contrast: 767:1 (Black: 0.36 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.51 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 3.56
ΔE Greyscale 2.7 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
88.8% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 57.8% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.28
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
AU Optronics B173HAN03.1, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Eurocom Sky X7C
AU Optronics B173ZAN01.0, IPS, 17.3, 3840x2160
Alienware 17 R5
JYWWF_B173QTN (AUO1496), TN, 17.3, 2560x1440
Asus ROG G703GX
AU Optronics B173HAN03.2 (AUO329D), IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
CMN N173HHE-G32 (CMN1747), TN, 17.3, 1920x1080
Lenovo Legion Y740-17ICH
AU Optronics B173HAN03.2, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Response Times
-131%
14%
36%
52%
-3%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
18 (10, 8)
38.4 (18, 20.4)
-113%
20.8 (11.6, 9.2)
-16%
7.2 (3.8, 3.4)
60%
8 (4.4, 3.6)
56%
15.6 (8, 7.6)
13%
Response Time Black / White *
10.8 (5.6, 5.2)
26.8 (15.6, 11.2)
-148%
6 (4, 2)
44%
9.6 (4.4, 5.2)
11%
5.6 (3.8, 1.8)
48%
12.8 (7.6, 5.2)
-19%
PWM Frequency
26000 (19)
Screen
-8%
-13%
-2%
24%
-15%
Brightness middle
276.1
333
21%
398
44%
296
7%
240
-13%
299.1
8%
Brightness
260
330
27%
367
41%
279
7%
248
-5%
273
5%
Brightness Distribution
85
88
4%
86
1%
85
0%
83
-2%
81
-5%
Black Level *
0.36
0.4
-11%
0.51
-42%
0.25
31%
0.22
39%
0.27
25%
Contrast
767
833
9%
780
2%
1184
54%
1091
42%
1108
44%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.51
5.87
-67%
5.45
-55%
4.77
-36%
2.14
39%
5.07
-44%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.84
9.74
-42%
10.36
-51%
9.08
-33%
5.04
26%
10.55
-54%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.56
4.59
-29%
2.56
28%
1.46
59%
1.54
57%
3.31
7%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.7
4.5
-67%
5.4
-100%
5.83
-116%
1.62
40%
6.8
-152%
Gamma
2.28 96%
2.34 94%
2.4 92%
2.47 89%
2.28 96%
2.46 89%
CCT
6947 94%
6384 102%
7453 87%
8076 80%
6846 95%
7805 83%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
57.8
88
52%
56
-3%
60
4%
77
33%
58.5
1%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
88.8
100
13%
86
-3%
93
5%
100
13%
89.9
1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-70% / -27%
1% / -8%
17% / 4%
38% / 29%
-9% / -13%

* ... smaller is better

Color space covers approximately 89 percent of sRGB compared to 100 percent on the 4K UHD option. The slightly narrower gamut is the price to pay for the very fast refresh rate and response times.

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

Although grayscale and colors are already good out of the box, we're able to measure some small improvements after performing our own calibration. Blue is represented slightly less accurately than other primary and secondary colors according to our CalMan results below. Nonetheless, average DeltaE color is just 3.51 compared to 5 or higher on other competing gaming laptops.

Eurocom has an option to calibrate the display for you before shipping.

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
10.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.6 ms rise
↘ 5.2 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 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 10 % 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
18 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 8 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. » 11 % 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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9409 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The Sky X7C was not designed to be used frequently outdoors and so outdoor visibility is unsurprisingly poor when under direct sunlight. We recommend working under shade if the system must be used outdoors. Since the average display brightness of most 17.3-inch gaming laptops is about 300 nits, the Sky X7C is no better or worse than many of its competitors.

Viewing angles are very wide as expected from IPS panel. Brightness and contrast shift just slightly if viewing from unrealistically extreme angles.

Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance

 

Processor

CineBench R15
CineBench R15

The Core i9-9900K on our Eurocom laptop is just 4 percent behind our reference Core i9-9900K installed on a proper desktop according to CineBench R15. Results are about 35 percent and 40 percent faster than the Core i7-9700K and Core i7-8086K, respectively. Most competing gaming laptops use the Core i7-8750H which can be 40 percent slower than our Core i9 in multi-threaded workloads.

Performance sustainability is very good as well. By running CineBench R15 Multi-Thread in a loop, we can observe an initial high score of 1949 points before falling to 1893 points by the third loop for a performance dip of just 3 to 5 percent over time. Some gaming laptops, such as the MSI GE75 Raider, can fall by as much as 12 percent or more during the same CineBench loop test.

See our review on the Core i9-9900K for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

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Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K, 2x Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB (RAID 0); CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1887 (1855.46-1948.65)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 RX Vega 64, 2700X; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1778 (1771.4-1795.01)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-9900K, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Intel Core i9-9900K
213 Points ∼98% 0%
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
Intel Core i9-9900K
212 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i9-9900K
  (203 - 218, n=9)
211 Points ∼97% 0%
Eurocom Sky X7C
Intel Core i7-8086K
207 Points ∼95% -2%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
Intel Core i9-8950HK
205 Points ∼94% -3%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
Intel Core i7-9700K
203 Points ∼93% -4%
Eurocom Sky X9C
Intel Core i7-8700K
190 Points ∼87% -10%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
176 Points ∼81% -17%
AMD Threadripper 2970WX, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
173 Points ∼79% -18%
Asus ROG G703GX
Intel Core i7-8750H
167 Points ∼77% -21%
Lenovo Legion Y730-15ICH i5-8300H
Intel Core i5-8300H
166 Points ∼76% -22%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
157 Points ∼72% -26%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
AMD Ryzen 7 1700
144 Points ∼66% -32%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Threadripper 2970WX, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
4376 Points ∼100% +122%
Intel Core i9-9900K, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Intel Core i9-9900K
2040 Points ∼47% +4%
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
Intel Core i9-9900K
1968 Points ∼45%
Average Intel Core i9-9900K
  (1623 - 2040, n=9)
1939 Points ∼44% -1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
1801 Points ∼41% -8%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
Intel Core i7-9700K
1465 Points ∼33% -26%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
AMD Ryzen 7 1700
1408 Points ∼32% -28%
Eurocom Sky X7C
Intel Core i7-8086K
1408 Points ∼32% -28%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
Intel Core i9-8950HK
1378 Points ∼31% -30%
Eurocom Sky X9C
Intel Core i7-8700K
1334 Points ∼30% -32%
Asus ROG G703GX
Intel Core i7-8750H
1212 Points ∼28% -38%
Lenovo Legion Y730-15ICH i5-8300H
Intel Core i5-8300H
818 Points ∼19% -58%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
732 Points ∼17% -63%
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
212 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1968 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
159.36 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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System Performance

PCMark benchmark results are some of the highest in our database beating out even the Eurocom Sky X9C with GTX 1080 SLI graphics. While we didn't experience any software or hardware issues during our time with the unit, users may need to manually install the drivers for the card reader, Thunderbolt 3, and WLAN since the Windows 10 OS ships in a barebones state.

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%
Average Intel Core i9-9900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
  (9239 - 11191, n=4)
10585 Points ∼88% -5%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9700K, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
9904 Points ∼83% -12%
Eurocom Sky X9C
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), 8700K, 2x Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe (RAID 0)
8786 Points ∼73% -21%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
8732 Points ∼73% -22%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17ICH
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
8470 Points ∼71% -24%
Asus ROG G703GX
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7337 Points ∼61% -34%
MSI GE75 8SF
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3256GJ1
6161 Points ∼51% -45%
Productivity
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
8968 Points ∼93% +3%
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K, 2x Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB (RAID 0)
8702 Points ∼90%
Eurocom Sky X9C
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), 8700K, 2x Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe (RAID 0)
8657 Points ∼89% -1%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9700K, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
8572 Points ∼88% -1%
Average Intel Core i9-9900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
  (8068 - 8702, n=4)
8361 Points ∼86% -4%
Asus ROG G703GX
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7497 Points ∼77% -14%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17ICH
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
7397 Points ∼76% -15%
MSI GE75 8SF
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3256GJ1
7218 Points ∼74% -17%
Essentials
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9700K, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
10356 Points ∼94% +1%
Average Intel Core i9-9900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
  (10150 - 10487, n=4)
10345 Points ∼94% +1%
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K, 2x Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB (RAID 0)
10275 Points ∼93%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
9776 Points ∼89% -5%
Eurocom Sky X9C
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), 8700K, 2x Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe (RAID 0)
9775 Points ∼89% -5%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17ICH
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
9607 Points ∼87% -7%
Asus ROG G703GX
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
9041 Points ∼82% -12%
MSI GE75 8SF
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3256GJ1
8277 Points ∼75% -19%
Score
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K, 2x Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB (RAID 0)
7171 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i9-9900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
  (6599 - 7171, n=4)
6957 Points ∼90% -3%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9700K, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
6868 Points ∼88% -4%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
6558 Points ∼84% -9%
Eurocom Sky X9C
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), 8700K, 2x Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe (RAID 0)
6495 Points ∼84% -9%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17ICH
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
6053 Points ∼78% -16%
Asus ROG G703GX
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5680 Points ∼73% -21%
MSI GE75 8SF
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3256GJ1
5138 Points ∼66% -28%
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%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9700K, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
6258 Points ∼96% -1%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17ICH
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5882 Points ∼90% -7%
Average Intel Core i9-9900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
  (5079 - 6352, n=3)
5857 Points ∼90% -8%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
5801 Points ∼89% -9%
Asus ROG G703GX
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5697 Points ∼87% -10%
MSI GE75 8SF
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3256GJ1
5338 Points ∼82% -16%
Eurocom Sky X9C
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), 8700K, 2x Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe (RAID 0)
5095 Points ∼78% -20%
Home Score Accelerated v2
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8950HK, 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
5720 Points ∼94% +2%
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K, 2x Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB (RAID 0)
5610 Points ∼92%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9700K, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
5485 Points ∼90% -2%
Average Intel Core i9-9900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
  (4692 - 5610, n=3)
5303 Points ∼87% -5%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17ICH
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5107 Points ∼84% -9%
Eurocom Sky X9C
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), 8700K, 2x Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe (RAID 0)
5005 Points ∼82% -11%
Asus ROG G703GX
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4622 Points ∼76% -18%
MSI GE75 8SF
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3256GJ1
3662 Points ∼60% -35%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5610 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
6352 points
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Storage Devices

There are four internal storage bays available (2x M.2 2280 + 2x 2.5-inch SATA III). Much like on our last Sky X7C with GTX 1080 graphics, our latest SKU is also equipped with 2x 512 GB Samsung SSD 970 Pro NVMe SSDs for significantly faster transfer rates than single-drive solutions. The Samsung SSD PM981 in the Asus ROG G703, for example, has a sequential rate of "only" 1766 MB/s compared to 2887 MB/s on our RAID 0 soluition.

See our table of SSDs and HDDs for more benchmark comparisons.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
2x Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB (RAID 0)
Alienware 17 R5
SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
Asus ROG G703GX
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
Lenovo Legion Y740-17ICH
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
AS SSD
-69%
-19%
-15%
-33%
-36%
Copy Game MB/s
1488.68
1172.74
-21%
1161.79
-22%
Copy Program MB/s
574.04
428.5
-25%
608.24
6%
Copy ISO MB/s
3043.6
2048.33
-33%
1487.13
-51%
Score Total
4602
1424
-69%
4057
-12%
4066
-12%
2547
-45%
2784
-40%
Score Write
1904
428
-78%
1910
0%
1553
-18%
890
-53%
1441
-24%
Score Read
1770
706
-60%
1410
-20%
1691
-4%
1112
-37%
878
-50%
Access Time Write *
0.028
0.065
-132%
0.037
-32%
0.038
-36%
0.033
-18%
0.04
-43%
Access Time Read *
0.032
0.091
-184%
0.061
-91%
0.056
-75%
0.052
-63%
0.063
-97%
4K-64 Write
1483.17
279.13
-81%
1631.32
10%
1235.98
-17%
646.46
-56%
1212.35
-18%
4K-64 Read
1507.32
447.2
-70%
1196.37
-21%
1346.92
-11%
851.25
-44%
727.26
-52%
4K Write
131.84
92.68
-30%
101.86
-23%
97.68
-26%
120.78
-8%
96.04
-27%
4K Read
30.51
38.74
27%
50.41
65%
38.37
26%
37.51
23%
35.05
15%
Seq Write
2887.22
558.94
-81%
1766.53
-39%
2196.29
-24%
1230.12
-57%
1328.15
-54%
Seq Read
2323.45
2203.29
-5%
1632.17
-30%
3058.28
32%
2236.52
-4%
1152.78
-50%

* ... smaller is better

2x Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB (RAID 0)
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3573 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3437 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 686.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 590.8 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 3562 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 3030 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 32.31 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 170.6 MB/s

GPU Performance

The RTX 2080 in the Sky X7C is 7 to 12 percent slower than our desktop RTX 2080 reference. Indeed, a quick look at its GPU-Z data shows reduced clock rates when compared to a desktop RTX 2080 (1590 MHz vs. 1860 MHz) even though CUDA count remains identical. Raw performance can still be 22 percent to 42 percent faster than the last generation mobile GTX 1080 depending on the resolution and DX11/DX12 setting.

The RTX 2080 Max-Q is only about 15 percent slower than our RTX 2080. The difference is surprisingly small considering how much heavier, larger, and demanding the Sky X7C chassis can be when compared to a Max-Q laptop.

Running Witcher 3 shows no recurring dips in frame rates to suggest no interrupting background activity when gaming.

See our overview on the Nvidia Turing series for more technical information and our dedicated page on the RTX 2080 for more benchmark comparisons.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
3DMark DLSS (2K)
3DMark DLSS (2K)
3DMark DLSS (4K)
3DMark DLSS (4K)
Time Spy
Time Spy
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Port Royal
Port Royal
3DMark
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
Asus ROG G703GX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 8750H
5649 Points ∼66% +3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
  (5377 - 5942, n=10)
5631 Points ∼66% +3%
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K
5463 Points ∼64%
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
4655 Points ∼55% -15%
MSI GE75 8SF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 8750H
4231 Points ∼50% -23%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H
3679 Points ∼43% -33%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H
3020 Points ∼35% -45%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
11099 Points ∼78% +13%
Asus ROG G703GX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 8750H
10364 Points ∼73% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
  (9480 - 10992, n=10)
10130 Points ∼71% +4%
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K
9780 Points ∼69%
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
8512 Points ∼60% -13%
MSI GE75 8SF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 8750H
7789 Points ∼55% -20%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Coffee Lake Refresh
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 9900K
6907 Points ∼48% -29%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H
6728 Points ∼47% -31%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H
5783 Points ∼41% -41%
Alienware 17 R5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
5689 Points ∼40% -42%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
3626 Points ∼25% -63%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
27228 Points ∼67% +7%
Asus ROG G703GX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 8750H
26223 Points ∼65% +3%
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K
25440 Points ∼63%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
  (22820 - 27319, n=11)
25292 Points ∼62% -1%
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
21515 Points ∼53% -15%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Coffee Lake Refresh
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 9900K
20901 Points ∼51% -18%
MSI GE75 8SF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 8750H
20236 Points ∼50% -20%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H
18153 Points ∼45% -29%
Alienware 17 R5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
17792 Points ∼44% -30%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H
15731 Points ∼39% -38%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
11332 Points ∼28% -55%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K
17501 Points ∼77%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Coffee Lake Refresh
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 9900K
16949 Points ∼75% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
  (11339 - 17735, n=12)
14659 Points ∼65% -16%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
13883 Points ∼61% -21%
Asus ROG G703GX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 8750H
11888 Points ∼53% -32%
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
11825 Points ∼52% -32%
Alienware 17 R5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
11288 Points ∼50% -36%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H
10749 Points ∼48% -39%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H
9099 Points ∼40% -48%
MSI GE75 8SF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 8750H
8811 Points ∼39% -50%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
6839 Points ∼30% -61%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
39651 Points ∼78% +13%
Asus ROG G703GX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 8750H
36478 Points ∼72% +4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
  (31826 - 38809, n=12)
35551 Points ∼70% +1%
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 9900K
35224 Points ∼69%
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
29453 Points ∼58% -16%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Coffee Lake Refresh
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 9900K
28606 Points ∼56% -19%
MSI GE75 8SF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 8750H
26097 Points ∼51% -26%
Alienware 17 R5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
23414 Points ∼46% -34%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H
22723 Points ∼45% -35%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H
20157 Points ∼40% -43%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
12620 Points ∼25% -64%
3DMark 11 Performance
28229 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
58727 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
22398 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
9890 points
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The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Eurocom Sky X9C
Intel Core i7-8700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
106.4 fps ∼100% +18%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 OC
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
103.4 (min: 81, max: 119) fps ∼97% +15%
Eurocom Sky X7C i9-9900K
Intel Core i9-9900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
90.3 fps ∼85%
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
81.7 (min: 68) fps ∼77% -10%
Intel Core i9-9900K, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Intel Core i9-9900K, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
80.1 (min: 69, max: 87) fps ∼75% -11%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
Intel Core i9-8950HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
76.8 fps ∼72% -15%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 Turing
Intel Core i7-9700K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
73 (min: 60) fps ∼69% -19%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
68.9 fps ∼65% -24%
Alienware 17 R5
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
60.8 fps ∼57% -33%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
55.1 fps ∼52% -39%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
40 fps ∼38% -56%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
AMD Ryzen 7 1700, AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
37.4 (min: 31) fps ∼35% -59%
Lenovo Legion Y730-15ICH i5-8300H
Intel Core i5-8300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
27.9 fps ∼26% -69%
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