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Gigabyte G5 KE Review: Midrange gaming laptop that checks most boxes

Clevo in Gigabyte's clothing. Gigabyte's foray into the Indian market kicks off with the midrange G5 series. The G5 KE is based on a Clevo design and shares similar specs as the larger G7 KE including an Intel Core i5-12500H CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, and a 144 Hz display. While the Gigabyte G5 KE gets most of the gaming basics right, buyers will have to contend with compromises in other areas.

Gigabyte offers several laptop classes based on performance and budget. While the Aorus and Aero series are targeted at premium gaming and content creation segments, the traditional Gigabyte variants such as the G5 and G7 are aimed at a more mainstream gaming audience.

We have previously reviewed the 17.3-inch Gigabyte G7 KE and now we get to test the 15.6-inch Gigabyte G5 KE with largely similar specifications.

Our Gigabyte G5 KE unit comes equipped with an Intel 12th gen Core i5-12500H processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, 16 GB RAM, a 512 GB SSD, and a 15.6-inch 144 Hz IPS panel.

This configuration will set you back by ₹94,990 (US$1,155) in the Indian market. In this review, we take the Gigabyte G5 KE for a spin and see if it can match up to its peers from the midrange gaming segment.

Gigabyte G5 KE (G5 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-12500H 12 x 1.8 - 4.5 GHz, 135 W PL2 / Short Burst, 115 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 6 GB VRAM, 115 W TDP, GDDR6, Game Ready Driver 528.02, Optimus
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4-3200 Dual-Channel; Timings: 22-22-22-52
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, No, Chi Mei N156HRA-EA1, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Mic-in, 3.5 mm combo audio jack, Card Reader: microSD card reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.9 x 360 x 238 ( = 0.94 x 14.17 x 9.37 in)
Battery
54 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 720p Webcam
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2 W Stereo Speakers, Keyboard Light: yes, Control Center 3.0, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.99 kg ( = 70.2 oz / 4.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1152 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81.8 %
04/2023
Gigabyte G5 KE
i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2 kg23.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
82.8 %
10/2022
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
2.4 kg26 mm15.60"1920x1080
83.3 %
01/2023
Gigabyte G7 KE
i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.6 kg25 mm17.30"1920x1080
87.4 %
09/2022
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
1.6 kg16.9 mm14.00"2160x1440
87.9 %
01/2023
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
R7 6800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg23 mm15.60"2560x1440
86.1 %
10/2022
Dell G16 7620
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.6 kg26.9 mm16.00"2560x1600
82.3 %
09/2022
Gigabyte A5 K1
R5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.2 kg34 mm15.60"1920x1080
87.2 %
03/2022
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg24.95 mm15.60"1920x1080
84.3 %
09/2021
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg23.5 mm16.10"1920x1080

Chassis: Primarily plastic with some flex

The Gigabyte G5 KE's construction is on expected lines in this price range. It is essentially a Clevo design that is fully plastic in construction with smooth, matte surfaces with some subtle accents on the back of the lid and on the touchpad.

At 23.9 mm, the G5 KE's thickness is similar to its competition in this segment while being considerably thinner than the Gigabyte A5 K1.  

The G5 KE's chassis is not the most rigid one we've seen — there is considerable flex under pressure in the keyboard deck and the lid can give into twisting. However, users aren't likely to expereince this in everyday use.

Opening the 13 Philips screws reveals the internals. The DDR4 RAM, WLAN card, and SSDs can be swapped out and upgraded if needed.

Size Comparison

397 mm / 15.6 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.6 kg5.81 lbs361 mm / 14.2 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 34 mm / 1.339 inch 2.2 kg4.79 lbs370 mm / 14.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 23.5 mm / 0.925 inch 2.5 kg5.45 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 266 mm / 10.5 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2.4 kg5.22 lbs357.26 mm / 14.1 inch 272.11 mm / 10.7 inch 26.9 mm / 1.059 inch 2.6 kg5.77 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 238 mm / 9.37 inch 23.9 mm / 0.941 inch 2 kg4.39 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 243 mm / 9.57 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.1 kg4.63 lbs354.9 mm / 14 inch 251.9 mm / 9.92 inch 24.95 mm / 0.982 inch 2.1 kg4.58 lbs307.5 mm / 12.1 inch 227.6 mm / 8.96 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.6 kg3.44 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity: Adequate port selection and stable Wi-Fi

The G5 KE offers a well-rounded port selection with a combination of USB Type-A and Type-C ports including Thunderbolt 4. The presence of a mini-DisplayPort 1.4 in addition to HDMI 2.1-out helps with easy hookup to 4K displays with high refresh rates.

The ports don't pose any hindrance while connecting multiple devices. A dedicated mic-in port — a rarity these days — comes in handy for connecting high quality microphones, or it can be reconfigured to support multi-channel audio.

The microSD card read speeds could have been better, but the G5 KE does not have much competition in this aspect.

Left: USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, USB 2.0 Type-A, Mic-in, 3.5 mm combo audio jack
Left: USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, USB 2.0 Type-A, Mic-in, 3.5 mm combo audio jack
Right: microSD card reader, Thunderbolt 4, RJ-45 LAN
Right: microSD card reader, Thunderbolt 4, RJ-45 LAN
Rear: USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, HDMI 2.1-out, mini-DisplayPort 1.4-out, DC-in
Rear: USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, HDMI 2.1-out, mini-DisplayPort 1.4-out, DC-in
SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Gaming
  (19 - 202, n=100, last 2 years)
98.4 MB/s +14%
Gigabyte G5 KE
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
86.4 (84.04min - 86.54max) MB/s
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
76.5 (59.03min - 141.54max) MB/s -11%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
75 MB/s -13%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Gaming
  (25.8 - 269, n=94, last 2 years)
121.3 MB/s +32%
Gigabyte G5 KE
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
91.56 MB/s
Gigabyte G7 KE
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
89 MB/s -3%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
86.54 MB/s -5%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
77 MB/s -16%

The G5 KE does not offer Wi-Fi 6E. Nevertheless, we observed very good and fairly consistent throughput in the 5 GHz band when tested with our reference Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 router.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1643 (1416min - 1701max) MBit/s +1%
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1636 (1591min - 1674max) MBit/s +1%
Gigabyte A5 K1
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1629 (1540min - 1665max) MBit/s 0%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1622 (823min - 1820max) MBit/s
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
MediaTek RZ608
979 (901min - 1055max) MBit/s -40%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
891 (795min - 967max) MBit/s -45%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Gigabyte A5 K1
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1717 (1689min - 1734max) MBit/s +2%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1686 (1451min - 1716max) MBit/s
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1664 (1637min - 1677max) MBit/s -1%
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1655 (1627min - 1681max) MBit/s -2%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1115 (996min - 1190max) MBit/s -34%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
MediaTek RZ608
952 (932min - 968max) MBit/s -44%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Realtek RTL8852BE
927 (864min - 955max) MBit/s -45%
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Gigabyte G5 KE Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1685 (1451-1716)
Honor MagicBook 14 2022 Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1663 (1637-1677)
Gigabyte G5 KE Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1595 (823-1820)
Honor MagicBook 14 2022 Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1643 (1416-1701)

The 720p webcam shows large color deviations and images lack overall sharpness. It should still be serviceable for the odd video call or two.

ColorChecker
13 ∆E
13 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
13 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Gigabyte G5 KE: 10.28 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 15.33 ∆E

Input Devices: Full-size arrow keys

The chiclet keyboard offers decent travel and actuation. However, typing feels somewhat mushy and the tactile feedback is a bit lacking. Full size arrow keys allow for comfortable navigation across documents and spreadsheets.

The RGB backlight can be adjusted in four steps. This is not a multi-zone RGB keyboard, but some customization is possible via the Control Center 3.0 software.

The 12 cm x 7.5 cm touchpad is roomy enough, supports Windows Precision gestures, and offers a good gliding experience with minimal resistance. The whole surface acts as a left mouse button. The clicks have short travel and good tactility.

Gigabyte G5 KE: Keyboard and touchpad
Gigabyte G5 KE: Keyboard and touchpad

Display: Poor color gamut coverage with high response times and no PWM

The Gigabyte G5 KE's 1080p 144 Hz Chi Mei panel is starting to show its age at this point. We've seen this panel before in the 2021 Gigabyte G5 GD and Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM. The competition has moved on to better panels with a much wider color gamut coverage.

Brightness distribution is decent at 85%, but the color gamut range is poor for a 2023 laptop with an sRGB coverage of just about 61%. 

Subpixel matrix with matte coating
Subpixel matrix with matte coating
Significant backlight bleeding seen at the corners under long exposure
Significant backlight bleeding seen at the corners under long exposure
254
cd/m²
253
cd/m²
241
cd/m²
256
cd/m²
269
cd/m²
243
cd/m²
228
cd/m²
259
cd/m²
231
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei N156HRA-EA1 tested with X-Rite i1Basic Pro 3
Maximum: 269 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 248.2 cd/m² Minimum: 16.12 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 266 cd/m²
Contrast: 538:1 (Black: 0.5 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.54 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 3.34
ΔE Greyscale 3.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
42.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
61% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
40.7% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.17
Gigabyte G5 KE
Chi Mei N156HRA-EA1, , 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Lenovo LEN156FHD, , 1920x1080, 15.60
Gigabyte G7 KE
AU Optronics B173HAN05.1, , 1920x1080, 17.30
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
HD140ZB-01A, , 2160x1440, 14.00
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
CSOT MNF601CA1-1, , 2560x1440, 15.60
Dell G16 7620
BOE NE16QDM, , 2560x1600, 16.00
Gigabyte A5 K1
BOEhydis NV156FHM-N4K (BOE08B3), , 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
TL156VDXP0101, , 1920x1080, 15.60
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
BOE09BE, , 1920x1080, 16.10
Display
66%
69%
64%
66%
65%
56%
62%
72%
Display P3 Coverage
40.7
69.1
70%
70.4
73%
67.9
67%
68.8
69%
68.3
68%
64.4
58%
66.4
63%
72.6
78%
sRGB Coverage
61
99.2
63%
99.8
64%
98.5
61%
99.3
63%
98
61%
92.5
52%
97
59%
100
64%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
42.1
69.9
66%
71.7
70%
68.7
63%
69.9
66%
70.5
67%
66.1
57%
68.5
63%
73.5
75%
Response Times
53%
68%
-41%
50%
56%
48%
55%
44%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
26.64 ?(12.52, 14.12)
13 ?(6.3, 6.7)
51%
5 ?(2.1, 2.9)
81%
37.2 ?(18, 19.2)
-40%
16 ?(7, 9)
40%
8.6 ?(3.4, 5.2)
68%
14.5 ?(6.8, 7.7)
46%
5.6 ?(3.2, 2.4)
79%
9.6 ?(5.2, 4.4)
64%
Response Time Black / White *
18.65 ?(10.83, 7.82)
8.4 ?(4.2, 4.2)
55%
8.3 ?(4.2, 4.1)
55%
26.3 ?(15.1, 11.2)
-41%
7.6 ?(3, 4.6)
59%
10.4 ?(5.2, 5.2)
44%
9.5 ?(5.5, 4)
49%
12.8 ?(6.8, 6)
31%
14.4 ?(8.4, 6)
23%
PWM Frequency
28400 ?(40, 70)
Screen
40%
61%
57%
40%
49%
31%
52%
43%
Brightness middle
269
338
26%
307
14%
330
23%
378
41%
369.4
37%
295
10%
353.7
31%
361
34%
Brightness
248
329
33%
301
21%
320
29%
371
50%
348
40%
281
13%
340
37%
341
38%
Brightness Distribution
85
92
8%
93
9%
90
6%
93
9%
83
-2%
83
-2%
89
5%
88
4%
Black Level *
0.5
0.27
46%
0.2
60%
0.21
58%
0.33
34%
0.32
36%
0.29
42%
0.34
32%
0.3
40%
Contrast
538
1252
133%
1535
185%
1571
192%
1145
113%
1154
114%
1017
89%
1040
93%
1203
124%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.54
2.88
37%
1.32
71%
1.8
60%
2.84
37%
1.78
61%
4.36
4%
1.74
62%
2.44
46%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
17.28
9.35
46%
4.6
73%
4.7
73%
5.51
68%
4.41
74%
6.92
60%
3.63
79%
6.37
63%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
3.34
1.22
63%
1.03
69%
1.6
52%
2.75
18%
1.22
63%
1.2
64%
0.5
85%
1.26
62%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.8
5
-32%
2.1
45%
3
21%
4.08
-7%
3.2
16%
3.9
-3%
2.1
45%
4.6
-21%
Gamma
2.17 101%
2.162 102%
2.247 98%
2.18 101%
2.4 92%
2.2 100%
2.106 104%
2.3 96%
2.268 97%
CCT
7408 88%
7497 87%
6815 95%
6697 97%
5841 111%
6750 96%
7300 89%
6257 104%
6609 98%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
53% / 48%
66% / 64%
27% / 45%
52% / 47%
57% / 53%
45% / 39%
56% / 55%
53% / 50%

* ... smaller is better

Our calibration routine using the X-Rite i1Basic Pro 3 spectrophotometer and Calman Ultimate color calibration software from Portrait Displays results in a significantly improved Grayscale Delta E 2000 value.

However, there is not much scope for improving the ColorChecker values. The 100% Blue and 100% Magenta colors contribute to large deviations in color accuracy.

The calibrated ICC profile can be downloaded from the link above.

vs. sRGB: 61% coverage
vs. sRGB: 61% coverage
vs. Adobe RGB: 42.1% coverage
vs. Adobe RGB: 42.1% coverage
vs. Display P3: 40.7% coverage
vs. Display P3: 40.7% coverage
Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps 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
18.65 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10.83 ms rise
↘ 7.82 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 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 36 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
26.64 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.52 ms rise
↘ 14.12 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 31 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 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
≤ 100 cd/m² brightness

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17915 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Display response times, especially the 50% grey to 80% grey transitions, are a bit on the higher side for a gaming laptop. We observed no PWM at all tested brightness levels.

Refer to our article on PWM and also our ranking table for more information and comparisons across tested devices.

Outdoor viewing is legible as long as there's no direct sunlight falling on the screen. There is loss of brightness and color information at extreme viewing angles.

Outdoor viewing under shade
Outdoor viewing under shade
Outdoor viewing under bright conditions
Outdoor viewing under bright conditions
Loss of brightness and color at extreme viewing angles
Loss of brightness and color at extreme viewing angles
Loss of brightness and color at extreme viewing angles
Loss of brightness and color at extreme viewing angles

Performance: Core i5-12500H and RTX 3060 combo throws no major surprises

Gigabyte offers the G5 in two variants: the G5 KE and the G5 ME featuring the 12C/16T Intel Core i5-12500H CPU. While the G5 KE offers an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, the G5 ME makes do with an RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU and lacks a Thunderbolt 4 port.

The G5 KE offers four performance modes as detailed in the table below:

Performance Mode PL1 (PBP) / Tau PL2 (MTP) / Tau
Quiet 15 W / 8 s 30 W / 2.44 ms
Power Saver 30 W / 8 s 30 W / 2.44 ms
Entertainment 50 W / 28 s 115 W / 2.44 ms
Performance 115 W / 80 s 135 W / 2.44 ms

We used the Performance profile for all benchmarks while battery tests were run in the Power Saver mode. Clevo's Control Center 3.0 allows selection of various performance profiles and fan speed settings.

Control Center 3.0
Control Center 3.0

Processor

The G5 KE's Core i5-12500H is in close proximity to the one in the G7 KE and also to the AMD Ryzen 7 6800H in the XMG Core 15 (M22) in cumulative CPU scores. However, it lags behind by 15% compared to the Core i7-12700H in the Asus TUF Gaming F15.

Sustained performance in our Cinebench R15 multi-core loop test is fine for the most part save for a minimal momentary drop in scores in the middle of the run.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Gigabyte G5 KE Intel Core i5-12500H: Ø2063 (1956.47-2112.49)
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7 Intel Core i5-12500H: Ø2176 (2136.52-2272.47)
Gigabyte G7 KE Intel Core i5-12500H: Ø2150 (2119.99-2197.32)
Honor MagicBook 14 2022 Intel Core i5-12500H; Smart Mode: Ø1638 (1576.35-2094.02)
Honor MagicBook 14 2022 Intel Core i5-12500H: Ø1875 (1748.1-2091.07)
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22) AMD Ryzen 7 6800H: Ø2326 (2309.07-2343.16)
Dell G16 7620 Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2526 (2479.7-2651.64)
Gigabyte A5 K1 AMD Ryzen 5 5600H: Ø1670 (1660.65-1681.66)
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2656 (2614.89-2735.42)
HP Victus 16-e0179ng AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø1967 (1952.36-1982.46)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.5: Single-Core | Multi-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Average of class Gaming
 
82.1 pt
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
76.8 pt
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
73.2 pt
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
68.2 pt
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
66.5 pt
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
65.2 pt
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
64.6 pt
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel Core i5-12500H
64.4 pt
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
 
64.1 pt
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
58.9 pt
Gigabyte A5 K1
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
51 pt
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 855, n=227, last 2 years)
698 Points +11%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
680 Points +8%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
662 Points +6%
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
654 Points +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel Core i5-12500H
653 Points +4%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
652 Points +4%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (602 - 656, n=9)
642 Points +2%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
627 Points
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
605 Points -4%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
551 Points -12%
Gigabyte A5 K1
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
536 Points -15%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 13769, n=227, last 2 years)
7419 Points +46%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
6754 Points +33%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
6582 Points +30%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel Core i5-12500H
5640 Points +11%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
5582 Points +10%
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
5368 Points +6%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (4687 - 5640, n=9)
5079 Points 0%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
5066 Points
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
4723 Points -7%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4172 Points -18%
Gigabyte A5 K1
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
3980 Points -21%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 318, n=230, last 2 years)
268 Points +9%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
253 Points +3%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
250 Points +2%
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
250 Points +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel Core i5-12500H
247 Points +1%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
246 Points 0%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
245 Points
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
240 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (220 - 250, n=9)
240 Points -2%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
231 Points -6%
Gigabyte A5 K1
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
224 Points -9%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 5663, n=231, last 2 years)
3089 Points +46%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
2735 (2614.89min - 2735.42max) Points +29%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
2652 (2479.7min - 2651.64max) Points +26%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
2343 (2309.07min - 2343.16max) Points +11%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel Core i5-12500H
2272 (2136.52min - 2272.47max) Points +8%
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
2197 Points +4%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (1970 - 2283, n=10)
2125 Points +1%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
2112 (1956.47min - 2112.49max) Points
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
2094 (1576.35min - 2094.02max) Points -1%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
2091 (1748.1min - 2091.07max) Points -1%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1982 (1952.36min - 1982.46max) Points -6%
Gigabyte A5 K1
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
1682 (1660.65min - 1681.66max) Points -20%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Gigabyte A5 K1
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
302 Seconds * -31%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
264 Seconds * -15%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
256 Seconds * -11%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (223 - 288, n=9)
246 Seconds * -7%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
230 Seconds *
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
225 Seconds * +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel Core i5-12500H
223 Seconds * +3%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
216 Seconds * +6%
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 1259, n=225, last 2 years)
199.8 Seconds * +13%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
184 Seconds * +20%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
182 Seconds * +21%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 7581, n=226, last 2 years)
6122 MIPS +14%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
5779 MIPS +7%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5575 MIPS +4%
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
5563 MIPS +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel Core i5-12500H
5451 MIPS +1%
Gigabyte A5 K1
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
5391 MIPS 0%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
5383 MIPS
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
5381 MIPS 0%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
5343 MIPS -1%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (5151 - 5563, n=9)
5337 MIPS -1%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
5260 MIPS -2%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 140932, n=226, last 2 years)
76978 MIPS +42%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
67160 MIPS +24%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
65012 MIPS +20%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
64333 MIPS +18%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
56716 MIPS +4%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
54380 MIPS
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
53712 MIPS -1%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
51818 MIPS -5%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (44105 - 54380, n=9)
50841 MIPS -7%
Gigabyte A5 K1
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
46482 MIPS -15%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel Core i5-12500H
44105 MIPS -19%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 2210, n=231, last 2 years)
1808 Points +10%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
1751 Points +6%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
1685 Points +2%
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
1683 Points +2%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
1656 Points +1%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
1647 Points
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel Core i5-12500H
1624 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (1471 - 1693, n=9)
1623 Points -1%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
1565 Points -5%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1436 Points -13%
Gigabyte A5 K1
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
1434 Points -13%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 22200, n=231, last 2 years)
13567 Points +32%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
12358 Points +20%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
11862 Points +16%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
10828 Points +6%
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
10284 Points 0%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
10260 Points
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
10254 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (7962 - 10828, n=9)
9792 Points -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel Core i5-12500H
7962 Points -22%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7899 Points -23%
Gigabyte A5 K1
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
7186 Points -30%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 37.6, n=229, last 2 years)
21.2 fps +28%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
20.5 fps +23%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
18.8 fps +13%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
18.2 fps +10%
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
16.6 fps 0%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
16.6 fps
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel Core i5-12500H
15.5 fps -7%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
15.1 fps -9%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (12 - 16.6, n=9)
15.1 fps -9%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
14.3 fps -14%
Gigabyte A5 K1
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
13.3 fps -20%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Gigabyte A5 K1
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
81.5 s * -41%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
79.5 s * -38%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
57.7 s *
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
56.4 s * +2%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
53.8 s * +7%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
49.9 s * +14%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.8 - 332, n=223, last 2 years)
49.2 s * +15%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel Core i5-12500H
48.9 s * +15%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (40.1 - 58.5, n=9)
48.3 s * +16%
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
45.5 s * +21%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
41.6 s * +28%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Gigabyte A5 K1
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
0.529 sec * -9%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.518 sec * -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel Core i5-12500H
0.508 sec * -4%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (0.4748 - 0.535, n=9)
0.507 sec * -4%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.505 sec * -4%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
0.4969 sec * -2%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
0.4865 sec *
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
0.4783 sec * +2%
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
0.4748 sec * +2%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 4.47, n=226, last 2 years)
0.4699 sec * +3%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4655 sec * +4%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2112 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
187 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
245 Points
Help

Our dedicated Intel Core i5-12500H page provides more information and benchmark comparisons.

System Performance

The G5 KE's overall PCMark 10 performance is on par with laptops based on the Core i7-12700H along with perceivable leads in CrossMark compared to the Ryzen 7 6800H-powered Schenker XMG Core 15 (M22).

PCMark 10 / Score
Average of class Gaming
  (5235 - 9852, n=197, last 2 years)
7580 Points +5%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
7426 Points +3%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 6800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
7250 Points +1%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
7211 Points 0%
Gigabyte G5 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG4512G-SI B10
7201 Points
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6755 Points -6%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (6126 - 7201, n=2)
6664 Points -7%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6567 Points -9%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6524 Points -9%
Gigabyte A5 K1
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, ESR512GTLG-E6GBTNB4
6341 Points -12%
Gigabyte G7 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
6126 Points -15%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Gigabyte G5 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG4512G-SI B10
11150 Points
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 6800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10841 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (10301 - 11150, n=2)
10726 Points -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (8300 - 12334, n=196, last 2 years)
10718 Points -4%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10650 Points -4%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
10499 Points -6%
Gigabyte G7 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
10301 Points -8%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
10263 Points -8%
Gigabyte A5 K1
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, ESR512GTLG-E6GBTNB4
10127 Points -9%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
10047 Points -10%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9943 Points -11%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Average of class Gaming
  (6662 - 11833, n=196, last 2 years)
9716 Points +3%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 6800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
9554 Points +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
9522 Points 0%
Gigabyte G5 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG4512G-SI B10
9475 Points
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (9038 - 9475, n=2)
9257 Points -2%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9070 Points -4%
Gigabyte G7 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
9038 Points -5%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8923 Points -6%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
8878 Points -6%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
8861 Points -6%
Gigabyte A5 K1
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, ESR512GTLG-E6GBTNB4
8829 Points -7%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
11672 Points +22%
Average of class Gaming
  (6462 - 18475, n=196, last 2 years)
11450 Points +19%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
11170 Points +16%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 6800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
9985 Points +4%
Gigabyte G5 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG4512G-SI B10
9593 Points
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8744 Points -9%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8660 Points -10%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (6703 - 9593, n=2)
8148 Points -15%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
7986 Points -17%
Gigabyte A5 K1
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, ESR512GTLG-E6GBTNB4
7740 Points -19%
Gigabyte G7 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
6703 Points -30%
CrossMark / Overall
Average of class Gaming
  (1247 - 2334, n=168, last 2 years)
1877 Points +7%
Gigabyte G7 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1824 Points +4%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1792 Points +2%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1752 - 1824, n=2)
1788 Points +2%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1783 Points +2%
Gigabyte G5 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG4512G-SI B10
1752 Points
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 6800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1583 Points -10%
CrossMark / Productivity
Gigabyte G7 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1804 Points +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (1299 - 2204, n=168, last 2 years)
1787 Points +4%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1720 - 1804, n=2)
1762 Points +2%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1732 Points +1%
Gigabyte G5 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG4512G-SI B10
1720 Points
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1682 Points -2%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 6800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1523 Points -11%
CrossMark / Creativity
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2865 Points +61%
Average of class Gaming
  (1275 - 2514, n=168, last 2 years)
2042 Points +15%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1948 Points +10%
Gigabyte G7 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1800 Points +1%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1778 - 1800, n=2)
1789 Points +1%
Gigabyte G5 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG4512G-SI B10
1778 Points
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 6800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1767 Points -1%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Gigabyte G7 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1966 Points +11%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1771 - 1966, n=2)
1869 Points +6%
Gigabyte G5 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG4512G-SI B10
1771 Points
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1758 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (1030 - 2330, n=168, last 2 years)
1700 Points -4%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1627 Points -8%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 6800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1282 Points -28%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5554 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5937 points
PCMark 10 Score
7201 points
Help

DPC Latency

The G5 KE's DPC latency is arguably better than most of its competition, but the values are still on the higher side.

DPC latency is somewhat on the higher side
DPC latency is somewhat on the higher side
ACPI.sys contributes to the high latency
ACPI.sys contributes to the high latency
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 6800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
3384 μs * -238%
Gigabyte G7 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1969.3 μs * -96%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
1418.9 μs * -42%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
1161 μs * -16%
Gigabyte A5 K1
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, ESR512GTLG-E6GBTNB4
1011.8 μs * -1%
Gigabyte G5 KE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG4512G-SI B10
1002.5 μs *
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
912.5 μs * +9%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
719 μs * +28%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
663.1 μs * +34%

* ... smaller is better

Refer to our DPC Latency Raking page for more latency comparisons across reviewed devices.

Storage Devices

The included Gigabyte 512 GB NVMe SSD suffers from severe throttling
The included Gigabyte 512 GB NVMe SSD suffers from severe throttling

Our G5 KE unit came with a 512 GB Gigabyte NVMe SSD. However, we find the 1 TB variant of this drive in the G7 KE to score better in almost every regard. The SSD suffers drastic throttling in our DiskSpd read loop test.

A second NVMe SSD can be installed, but there's no scope for adding a 2.5-inch SATA drive.

Gigabyte G5 KE
Gigabyte AG4512G-SI B10
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Gigabyte G7 KE
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Average Gigabyte AG4512G-SI B10
 
Average of class Gaming
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-42%
22%
43%
-8%
-16%
0%
22%
Write 4K
303.3
64
-79%
363.1
20%
229.88
-24%
217.7
-28%
157.3
-48%
303 ?()
0%
Read 4K
64.25
77.05
20%
59.23
-8%
91.45
42%
70.1
9%
49
-24%
64.3 ?()
0%
Write Seq
2258
93.07
-96%
2605
15%
2844
26%
2983
32%
2258 ?()
0%
Read Seq
2561
2570
0%
2337
-9%
2492
-3%
2247
-12%
2561 ?()
0%
Write 4K Q32T1
620.6
184.6
-70%
806.9
30%
627.94
1%
408.3
-34%
395
-36%
621 ?()
0%
Read 4K Q32T1
866.2
461.5
-47%
1019
18%
868.92
0%
524
-40%
557
-36%
866 ?()
0%
Write Seq Q32T1
2264.3
1659
-27%
3612
60%
5118.5
126%
3011
33%
3094
37%
2264 ?()
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
4717.3
2936
-38%
7067
50%
6866.5
46%
3553
-25%
2871
-39%
4717 ?()
0%
Write 4K Q8T8
2239.2
2910.25
30%
2239 ?()
0%
Read 4K Q8T8
1188.1
2687.03
126%
1188 ?()
0%
AS SSD
-48%
39%
28%
-23%
-21%
0%
7%
Seq Read
3697.92
2432.02
-34%
4540.75
23%
5233
42%
3013
-19%
2383
-36%
3698 ?()
0%
Seq Write
2106.21
1229.14
-42%
3805.55
81%
3857
83%
2768
31%
2466
17%
2106 ?()
0%
4K Read
82.5
75.66
-8%
99.79
21%
85.14
3%
66.9
-19%
44.14
-46%
82.5 ?()
0%
4K Write
312.09
242.19
-22%
325.41
4%
216.33
-31%
184.8
-41%
117.5
-62%
312 ?()
0%
4K-64 Read
1675.54
441.63
-74%
2914.54
74%
2468.58
47%
1923
15%
1734
3%
1676 ?()
0%
4K-64 Write
1865.08
1218.61
-35%
2915.33
56%
3003.26
61%
2198
18%
2088
12%
1865 ?()
0%
Access Time Read *
0.066
0.073
-11%
0.094
-42%
0.023
65%
0.03
55%
0.049
26%
0.066 ?()
-0%
Access Time Write *
0.013
0.033
-154%
0.012
8%
0.02
-54%
0.081
-523%
0.032
-146%
0.013 ?()
-0%
Score Read
2128
760
-64%
3468
63%
3077
45%
2291
8%
2017
-5%
2128 ?()
0%
Score Write
2388
1584
-34%
3621
52%
3605
51%
2660
11%
2452
3%
2388 ?()
0%
Score Total
5541
2702
-51%
8837
59%
8195
48%
6117
10%
5503
-1%
5541 ?()
0%
Copy ISO MB/s
1077.37
1949.01
81%
2093.45
94%
2143
99%
1077 ?()
0%
Copy Program MB/s
827.5
1079.42
30%
447.36
-46%
871
5%
828 ?()
0%
Copy Game MB/s
1460.58
2042.84
40%
1195.09
-18%
1840
26%
1461 ?()
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-45% / -46%
31% / 33%
36% / 34%
-16% / -18%
-19% / -19%
0% / 0%
15% / 13%

* ... smaller is better

Gigabyte AG4512G-SI B10
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 4717.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2264.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 866.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 620.6 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2561 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2258 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 64.25 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 303.3 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 2239.2 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 1188.1 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Gigabyte G5 KE: Ø2113 (226.43-4712.52)

Check out our dedicated SSD and HDD Benchmarks page for more storage device comparisons.

GPU Performance

The 115 W Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU performs on par for the course in 3DMark tests. The G5 KE shows good leads over the HP Victus in synthetic tests owing to the 95 W TGP configuration in the latter.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average of class Gaming
  (1029 - 72070, n=230, last 2 years)
40451 Points +37%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H
30772 Points +4%
Gigabyte G5 KE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-12500H
29569 Points
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
29568 Points 0%
Dell G16 7620
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H
29412 Points -1%
Gigabyte G7 KE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-12500H
28934 Points -2%
Gigabyte A5 K1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
28278 Points -4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (13799 - 30772, n=43)
26816 Points -9%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
25142 Points -15%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-12500H
20869 Points -29%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, Intel Core i5-12500H
15411 Points -48%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (781 - 53059, n=234, last 2 years)
29442 Points +30%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H
22915 Points +1%
Gigabyte G5 KE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-12500H
22625 Points
Gigabyte G7 KE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-12500H
22522 Points 0%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
22406 Points -1%
Dell G16 7620
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H
21584 Points -5%
Gigabyte A5 K1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
21341 Points -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (16354 - 23109, n=49)
20436 Points -10%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
18806 Points -17%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-12500H
15611 Points -31%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, Intel Core i5-12500H
10621 Points -53%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Gigabyte G5 KE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-12500H
136826 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (15902 - 193851, n=142, last 2 years)
136246 Points 0%
Gigabyte A5 K1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
126862 Points -7%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H
121675 Points -11%
Dell G16 7620
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H
111990 Points -18%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
104157 Points -24%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-12500H
102432 Points -25%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (33126 - 136826, n=38)
101628 Points -26%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
83364 Points -39%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, Intel Core i5-12500H
66365 Points -51%
Gigabyte G7 KE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-12500H
54830 Points -60%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (224 - 22547, n=232, last 2 years)
12060 Points +39%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H
9174 Points +6%
Dell G16 7620
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H
8855 Points +2%
Gigabyte A5 K1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
8766 Points +1%
SCHENKER XMG Core 15 (M22)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
8764 Points +1%
Gigabyte G5 KE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-12500H
8686 Points
Gigabyte G7 KE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-12500H
8597 Points -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (6285 - 9235, n=49)
8057 Points -7%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7450 Points -14%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-12500H
5946 Points -32%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, Intel Core i5-12500H
3938 Points -55%
3DMark 11 Performance
26505 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
188480 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
53162 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
19966 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
10252 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
8922 points
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Gaming Performance

The Gigabyte G5 KE's gaming performance is similar to other RTX 3060-based laptops we've tested and even manages to overtake the G7 KE with the same configuration in several games.

We noticed no perceivable frame drops while stressing the laptop with The Witcher 3 at 1080p Ultra.

The Witcher 3 FPS Chart

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Gigabyte G5 KE GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-12500H, Gigabyte AG4512G-SI B10: Ø84.8 (81-91)
Cyberpunk 2077 1.6
1920x1080 High Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (11.3 - 205, n=90, last 2 years)
93.6 fps +29%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
80.4 (51.2min - 108.4max) fps +11%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
72.5 (12.2min - 112.1max) fps
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (42.2 - 87.7, n=14)
68 fps -6%
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
66 (48.7min - 94.7max) fps -9%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
30 fps -59%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (16.7 - 159.7, n=102, last 2 years)
86.7 fps +28%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
68 (30.6min - 100.2max) fps
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
66.8 (46.2min - 108.5max) fps -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (40 - 78.8, n=16)
61.1 fps -10%
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
60.7 (45min - 83.1max) fps -11%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
25 fps -63%
F1 22
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Average of class Gaming
  (17.1 - 322, n=101, last 2 years)
196.4 fps +28%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
153.3 (137min, 102P1 - 181max) fps
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
149.6 (132min, 84P1 - 173max) fps -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (112.9 - 159, n=8)
142.7 fps -7%
Gigabyte A5 K1
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
135 (117min) fps -12%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
92 (76min) fps -40%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Average of class Gaming
  (13 - 144.7, n=109, last 2 years)
80.1 fps +43%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
55.9 (48min, 46P1 - 66max) fps
Gigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
54.4 (46min, 42P1 - 64max) fps -3%
Gigabyte A5 K1
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
53 (43min) fps -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (36.6 - 55.9, n=8)
51 fps -9%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7
Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
32 (26min) fps -43%
F1 2021
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Average of class Gaming
  (20.7 - 470, n=46, last 2 years)
221 fps +24%
Gigabyte G5 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU