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MSI Creator Z16: Creative laptop with AdobeRGB in review

3-fan behemoth. MSI dares to fight for the creative crown of the 16-inch superstars. Creatives are supposed to achieve results in the shortest time with high performance. The idea is essentially successful, but the details are slightly lacking, which makes the Z16 miss the mark of Very Good.
Creator Z16 A11UET-209 - almost 100% Adobe and RGB single key illumination (mini LED)
Creator Z16 A11UET-209 - almost 100% Adobe and RGB single key illumination (mini LED)

MSI fills the niche between handy 15-inchers and usually-too-large 17-inchers with the 16-inch Creator Z16. There is no 4K screen or OLED here, but rather a 3K, 16:10, AdobeRGB display and two Thunderbolt 4 ports.

While the RTX 3060 might be overwhelmed with 4K in current games, it should be able to handle 3K. Does MSI forgo oversizing here in favor of an accurate resolution for the offered performance? Can the slim 3-fan case in combination with the 180-watt power supply utilize the components to the best of its ability? It should, because the expectations for a 2000 Euro (~$2263) laptop are high.

Intel's Tiger Lake H processor is supposed to set the tone in terms of performance, and the RTX 3060 is already known for its high gaming power. Add to that good upgradeability and a keypad with RGB lights for each key individually - is this a brightly colored all-round creator?

We compare MSI's 16 incher with some current contenders, including the brand new Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro, the HP ZBook Studio G7 and the Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021), all laptops with a rating of "Very Good".

MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209 (Creator Z16 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H 8 x 2.3 - 4.6 GHz, 70 W PL2 / Short Burst, 60 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 6 GB VRAM, Core: 1357 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 65 W TDP, GDDR6, GA106M, Nvidia 496.49, Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR4-3200 Dual Channel SK Hynix
Display
16.00 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, Multi-Touch, AUO B160QAN02.P, IPS True Pixel, True Pixel (~100% DCI-P3), glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel WM590 (Tiger Lake PCH-H)
Storage
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162, 1024 GB 
, 2x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4, 790 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake PCH-H - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headset Combo Port, Card Reader: microSD (UHS-III), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: IR-Sensor for Windows Hello, 2x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4
Networking
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW) (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.9 x 359 x 256 ( = 0.63 x 14.13 x 10.08 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Dynaudio Two-Way-Stereo-Speaker, Keyboard: SteelSeries, 84 keys, Big-Size, RGB-Mini-LED, Keyboard Light: yes, MSI Software inc. MSI Center Pro, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds), Power Supply: 770 g ( = 27.16 oz / 1.7 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.7 %
11/2021
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.2 kg15.9 mm16.00"2560x1600
90.6 %
03/2021
HP ZBook Studio G7
i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
2 kg18 mm15.60"3840x2160
88.9 %
07/2021
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2 kg16.99 mm15.60"1920x1080
87 %
09/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2 kg19.5 mm16.00"2560x1600
87.9 %
07/2021
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg19.5 mm17.00"3840x2400
88.4 %
08/2021
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
1.9 kg18 mm15.60"3456x2160
93.2 %
11/2021
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro, M1 Pro 16-Core GPU
2.2 kg16.8 mm16.20"3456x2234

Case - Stable creative laptop

The chassis is passably torsion-resistant, but still easy to open
The chassis is passably torsion-resistant, but still easy to open

While our colleagues criticized the chassis of the Creator 17, we don't have to complain about the Z16: The aluminum and plastic construction offers good - though not excellent - torsional stiffness. A 16-inch width is susceptible to bending, and the chassis does bend a bit (2.2 kg/~4.9 lb) when we lift it at a corner. The work area as well as the lid are made of aluminum, which has been polished at the edges and anodized on the surface. The screen has good strength, and the back cannot be dented.

The 16-incher has a slightly larger footprint than Apple's MacBook Pro 16 2021, but it is marginally thinner with the same weight. If you look in the direction of the 15.6, you will see a Razer Blade 15 Advanced with significantly less depth at roughly the same width, but 200 grams (~7 oz) less. The 17-incher in the round, Dell XPS 17 9710 is 300 grams (~11 oz) heavier and significantly wider than the Z16.

Size comparison

374.45 mm / 14.7 inch 248.05 mm / 9.77 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 2.5 kg5.46 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs354.6 mm / 14 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 2 kg4.51 lbs355.7 mm / 14 inch 248.1 mm / 9.77 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 2.2 kg4.75 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 2 kg4.31 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 16.99 mm / 0.669 inch 2 kg4.47 lbs345 mm / 13.6 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.27 lbs

Equipment - Modern with Thunderbolt 4 & USB 4.0

MSI offers modern ports, which is to be expected in this price range: Type-C peripherals can be connected to the two Thunderbolt 4 ports, or one or two flat screens (DisplayPort via Type-C). The power supply is not via Type-C, which would not be appropriate for 180 watts, and one port would also be blocked. The 16-incher does not have any other display outputs.

Power supply, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (SuperSpeed 10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 4 with DisplayPort, Hi-Res Audio, Combo connector for CTIA & OMTP headsets
Power supply, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (SuperSpeed 10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 4 with DisplayPort, Hi-Res Audio, Combo connector for CTIA & OMTP headsets
microSD (UHS-III), Thunderbolt 4 with DisplayPort, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (SuperSpeed 10 Gbps)
microSD (UHS-III), Thunderbolt 4 with DisplayPort, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (SuperSpeed 10 Gbps)

SD Card Reader

We use our reference SD card (AV Pro V60) to test the performance of the card reader used. The maximum transfer rate is up to 185 MB/s when copying large data blocks, while even 225 MB/s can be expected for common JPG image files (around 5 MB each).

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
  (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
225.8 MB/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
  (AV Pro V60)
224 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
178.1 MB/s ∼79% -21%
HP ZBook Studio G7
  (AV Pro V60)
168 MB/s ∼74% -26%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
  (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
121 MB/s ∼54% -46%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
 
78.2 (78.11min - 78.35max) MB/s ∼35% -65%
Average of class Multimedia
  (17.6 - 226, n=66, last 2 years)
76 MB/s ∼34% -66%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
  (AV Pro V60)
202.8 MB/s ∼100% +9%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
  (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
185.6 MB/s ∼92%
HP ZBook Studio G7
  (AV Pro V60)
177 MB/s ∼87% -5%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
175.7 MB/s ∼87% -5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
 
87.9 MB/s ∼43% -53%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.8 - 257, n=62, last 2 years)
85.6 MB/s ∼42% -54%

Communication

With the Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s, Wi-Fi 6E is on board. Wi-Fi 6E uses the 6 GHz frequency for the first time and relieves the congested 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency bands. This requires an appropriate router, for example the FRITZ!Boxes 7530 AX or 6660 Cable.

The Killer WLAN is not particularly fast in the test with a 5 GHz router, but the card is still well above average. Competitors like the HP ZBook Studio G7, which only has a "simple" Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, are clearly ahead. Interestingly, the Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro is clearly lagging behind the others.

Logging in is done via fingerprint scan or facial recognition with Windows Hello. The latter works smoothly and quickly.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1368 (669min - 1440max) MBit/s ∼100% +18%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1312 (682min - 1432max) MBit/s ∼96% +13%
Average Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
  (1066 - 1499, n=8)
1272 MBit/s ∼93% +9%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1163 (551min - 1300max) MBit/s ∼85%
Average of class Multimedia
  (277 - 1497, n=66, last 2 years)
1077 MBit/s ∼79% -7%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
772 (748min - 792max) MBit/s ∼56% -34%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
649 (351min - 778max) MBit/s ∼47% -44%
iperf3 receive AX12
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1553 (1260min - 1648max) MBit/s ∼100% +29%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1319 (1015min - 1489max) MBit/s ∼85% +10%
Average Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
  (1037 - 1469, n=8)
1309 MBit/s ∼84% +9%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1203 (1011min - 1314max) MBit/s ∼77%
Average of class Multimedia
  (137 - 1684, n=66, last 2 years)
1170 MBit/s ∼75% -3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
772 (474min - 988max) MBit/s ∼50% -36%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
760 (404min - 869max) MBit/s ∼49% -37%
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MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209 Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW); iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1202 (1011-1314)
HP ZBook Studio G7 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1553 (1260-1648)
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209 Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW); iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1145 (551-1300)
HP ZBook Studio G7 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1290 (682-1432)

Webcam

As is often the case, the webcam was neglected. Its resolution and quality defy description - just like almost all laptops in the comparison field. Hardly any manufacturer managed to put a high-quality camera in the frame in this comparison - Apple is the only exception, as the test chart picture below shows.

ColorChecker
10.3 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
26.7 ∆E
25.2 ∆E
21.8 ∆E
9 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
25.8 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
27 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
21 ∆E
24.9 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209: 17.9 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 27.03 ∆E
ColorChecker
15.8 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
7 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
9 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
15 ∆E
4 ∆E
ColorChecker Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro: 11.2 ∆E min: 3.97 - max: 24.53 ∆E

Maintenance

Upgrading the Z16 is possible, but more difficult than it appears: Two M.2 slots are available, one of which is occupied by the Phison SSD. The RAM can be upgraded to 64 GB, for which there are two slots. These are occupied with two 16 GB dual-channels in the sample, unless you purchase the Z16 variant with 16 GB, in which case one slot is free.

If you want to upgrade, you should read the how-to: What looks like a centered maintenance hatch on the underside is not one at all. We only realized this after removing the front feet - which were then unfortunately irreparably broken. The entire base plate is held in place by visible screws and such under the rear feet.

You can quickly access the first maintenance level, where battery, Wi-Fi chip and two SSD can be replaced. However, the mainboard has to be removed completely to get to the RAM sockets. This is a big effort, because all cables have to be removed. Here is a very good video how-to: MSI Creator Z16 Upgrade Tutorial.

Maintenance is possible but more difficult
Maintenance is possible but more difficult
Before that you need to realize that the screws are not under the feet of the stand.
Before that you need to realize that the screws are not under the feet of the stand.
The marked plate in the center is not the maintenance hatch. The entire underbody is lifted off.
The marked plate in the center is not the maintenance hatch. The entire underbody is lifted off.
RAM and SSD socket are located underneath the mainboard
RAM and SSD socket are located underneath the mainboard
Only the WiFi chip is easily accessible.
Only the WiFi chip is easily accessible.
 

Accessories

The slim 180-watt power supply is the only accessory in the box.

Warranty

In Germany, the manufacturer provides a two-year warranty (pick-up & return).

Input devices - RGB light effects under laptop keyboard

Keyboard

The keypad comes with a mini-LED keyboard backlight, which means each letter can be illuminated in a different color. The pre-installed setting is a moving light. If that bothers you or if you want to set other colors or mixtures, then Mystic Light has to be installed. MSI Center Pro unfortunately does not allow modifying the key illumination.

The SteelSeries input presents a very hard stroke, wide keys as well as a firm base, which doesn't give in even with a firm stroke. What we like about the keys is the crisp pressure point, which provides good feedback despite the short travel. On the other hand, the firm stroke and short travel make typing tiresome. In short: The SteelSeries is by far not a bad keyboard, and large hands can manage well on it. However, the speed could be better with more travel.

The keys are generously sized, but have a hard, short feedback.
The keys are generously sized, but have a hard, short feedback.
Power-on is integrated in the keyboard
Power-on is integrated in the keyboard

Touchpad

The narrow ClickPad is a design fail for some: While the rivals such as the MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 or Dell XPS 15 9510 (15 x 9 cm/~5.9 x 3.5 in), often furnish huge ClickPads, the MSI uses just 12 x 6 cm (~4.7 x 2.4 in). Especially when sliding objects vertically, the low height can be very annoying.

This is a pity because the pad itself is easy to use with a clear pressure point and moderate stroke in the lower area of the pad, as well as a smooth surface.

one wide clickpad, 12 cm width
one wide clickpad, 12 cm width

Touchscreen

The smooth surface allows speedy work directly on the screen, which can be wiped easily. Unfortunately, the lid bobs a bit, and the typing finger pushes the display down unintentionally from an opening of about 140 degrees.

Display - Notebook with almost AdobeRGB color space

Subpixel of the AUO QHD display
Subpixel of the AUO QHD display
True Color settings
True Color settings
Auto switch on demand
Auto switch on demand

The 16-inch panel is a Wide View IPS with 120 Hz and a QHD+ resolution (2,560 x 1,600 pixels). MSI states a full coverage of DCI-P3 and calls it True Pixel. The display is in 16:10 format. MSI advertises the Golden Ratio here.

Those who do not want a touchscreen but prefer anti-glare can purchase one of the three anti-glare variants, which also have a 120 Hz True Pixel screen.

We measured 347 cd/m² brightness on average and 347 at maximum. The brightness is homogeneously distributed, which is what the 89% stands for. Positive: MSI does not use PWM to regulate the brightness. The response times of 7 and 14 ms are very good.

We do not know why MSI does not offer an OLED variant. Against the background of OLED options in the competition, the advantages of good IPS panels have to be pointed out: OLED panels should not be operated at maximum brightness permanently, OLED screens need more energy, and (disable-able) forced screensavers are preinstalled because of the burn-in issue. The OLED screen's unnecessarily high need for energy we  experienced in our review of the Asus Zenbook 14X OLED. This is particularly annoying in battery mode.

The factory-calibrated display fully covers the DCI-P3 color space. However, this extended space is not always needed and can be annoying, for example in Office use with Outlook and Excel. This is where MSI True Color comes into play. There, the display mode that fits the scenario can be selected. Programs can be assigned with App Sync. Thus, the matching color profile is automatically activated the next time Photoshop is started.

337
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
352
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
375
cd/m²
362
cd/m²
346
cd/m²
333
cd/m²
335
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AUO B160QAN02.P
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 375 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 347.8 cd/m² Minimum: 19 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 375 cd/m²
Contrast: 915:1 (Black: 0.41 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.59 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3, calibrated: 2.18
ΔE Greyscale 1.88 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
96% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.37
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
AUO B160QAN02.P, IPS True Pixel, 2560x1600, 16.00
HP ZBook Studio G7
LGD0661, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.60
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
TL156VDXP02-0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
Lenovo LEN8A95 (AUO B160QAN02.M), IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Sharp LQ170R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 17.00
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
SDC414D, OLED, 3456x2160, 15.60
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Liquid Retina XDR, Mini-LED, 3456x2234, 16.20
Display
-4%
-21%
-14%
-0%
1%
-3%
Display P3 Coverage
100
98.2
-2%
66.9
-33%
76.4
-24%
94.8
-5%
99.9
0%
99.1
-1%
sRGB Coverage
100
99.9
0%
97.1
-3%
100
0%
100
0%
100
0%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
96
86.5
-10%
69
-28%
77.4
-19%
100
4%
98.1
2%
88
-8%
Response Times
-370%
14%
-146%
-289%
67%
-708%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
14 ?(8, 6)
56.4 ?(27.6, 28.8)
-303%
4.2 ?(2.6, 1.6)
70%
36
-157%
44.8 ?(20.8, 24)
-220%
3.6 ?(2, 1.6)
74%
42.8 ?(19.6, 23.2)
-206%
Response Time Black / White *
7 ?(3, 4)
37.6 ?(19.6, 18)
-437%
10 ?(5.2, 4.8)
-43%
16.4
-134%
32 ?(15.6, 16.4)
-357%
2.8 ?(1.2, 1.6)
60%
91.6 ?(76, 15.6)
-1209%
PWM Frequency
59.5 ?(99)
14880
Screen
57%
6%
19%
12%
81%
372%
Brightness middle
375
723
93%
353.4
-6%
439
17%
536.5
43%
362
-3%
514
37%
Brightness
348
707
103%
340
-2%
397
14%
489
41%
367
5%
497
43%
Brightness Distribution
89
92
3%
92
3%
83
-7%
85
-4%
97
9%
95
7%
Black Level *
0.41
0.35
15%
0.31
24%
0.44
-7%
0.37
10%
0.06
85%
0.02
95%
Contrast
915
2066
126%
1140
25%
998
9%
1450
58%
6033
559%
25700
2709%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.59
1.4
46%
2.17
16%
1.68
35%
2.46
5%
2.1
19%
1.4
46%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.08
2.9
59%
5.69
20%
2.36
67%
7.74
-9%
4.1
42%
2.8
60%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.18
0.5
77%
1.05
52%
1.57
28%
1.85
15%
2.5
-15%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.88
2
-6%
3.4
-81%
1.64
13%
2.9
-54%
1.4
26%
2.3
-22%
Gamma
2.37 93%
2.14 103%
2.2 100%
2.39 92%
2.12 104%
2.18 101%
2.27 97%
CCT
6470 100%
6484 100%
6830 95%
6616 98%
6868 95%
6608 98%
6792 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
77.3
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.9
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-106% / -17%
-0% / 1%
-47% / -12%
-92% / -34%
50% / 62%
-113% / 119%

* ... smaller is better

We calibrated the panel and created our own color profile. We only marginally improved the already good values. The factory calibration seems to be very good. MSI promises a DeltaE <2, which is how accurate the factory calibration is supposed to be. Our measurements confirm this for the grayscale, and the value for the colors is just above that (2.5).

Calman Color Checker
Calman Color Checker
Calman Color Checker calibrated
Calman Color Checker calibrated
Calman grayscale
Calman grayscale
Calman grayscale calibrated
Calman grayscale calibrated
Calman Saturation
Calman Saturation
Calman Saturation calibrated
Calman Saturation calibrated

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
7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 11 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
14 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 6 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 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 17 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.2 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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19681 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The TFT can only be used outdoors in the sun to a limited extent with its reflective surface, and the maximum brightness, just under 350 cd/m² (average), is of little use.

True-pixel IPS screen outside - it clearly reflects, the brightness helps a bit
True-pixel IPS screen outside - it clearly reflects, the brightness helps a bit

The viewing angles are very wide, typical for IPS panels. Colors remain crisp and contours sharp from every viewing direction.

Viewing angle of the AUO 120 Hz panel
Viewing angle of the AUO 120 Hz panel
Viewing angle of the AUO 120 Hz panel
Viewing angle of the AUO 120 Hz panel
Viewing angle of the AUO 120 Hz panel
Viewing angle of the AUO 120 Hz panel

Performance - Intel Core i7 puts on the pressure

Three fans are installed in the Z16, is that enough for i7-11800H and RTX 3060 in the thin case?
Three fans are installed in the Z16, is that enough for i7-11800H and RTX 3060 in the thin case?

The Tiger Lake H45 chip (Willow Cove, 10 nm) is a 45-watt model that currently belongs to the spearhead of mobile processors. The Intel Core i7-11800H (8 cores) workat up to 4.60 GHz and has an enormous cache of 24 MB + 10 MB.

With both RAM sockets equipped in the test device (2x 16 GB), we have 32 GB DDR4-3200. However, the system can do even more, namely up to 64 GB (2x 32 GB).

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 is standard for the Z16, and it can't be deselected. The GA106 (Ampere, 8 nm) has 65 W of maximum GPU power. When idle or doing simple work, the RTX turns itself off in favor of the Intel Xe (32 EUs).

HWinfo Summary
CPU-Z CPU
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z SPD
GPU-Z Nvidia RTX 3060
GPU-Z Intel Xe (32 EUs)

Test conditions

In the MSI Center Pro - alternatively via a function key - you can switch between the power profiles. We selected High Performance for benchmarks. We left the fan speed, which can only be set from Auto to Extended/Cooler Boost under High Performance, on Auto. Cooler Boost provides a permanent, unbearably loud noise that hardly anyone would activate when present. The mentioned profiles are anchored in the BIOS on the hardware side and can also be set there.

MSI Center Pro - Power Profile High performance for benchmarks, Super Battery for runtimes
MSI Center Pro - Power Profile High performance for benchmarks, Super Battery for runtimes

Processor

The 8-core processor i7-11800H can perform up to 4.60 GHz, but only selectively on one core. In multi-core practice, it is then at best 4 GHz on all cores, as we see in Cinebench. But this is not permanent, because the SoC wants to avert overheating above 90 °C (194 °F), which is why it is reduced to up to 3.6 GHz. In this case, the CPU package power drops from an initial 75 to 62 watts.

In the loop, the achieved R15 scores thus slip from 1,933 to an average of 1,820 (-6%). The following are identically positioned with the same SoC Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021) and the XPS 17, but these models have a lower starting level (1,840). Dell's XPS 15 9510 with its 11800H shows that the power output is not always that constant. Even in performance mode, the 15.6-inch model drops by 28% in the R15 loop. In short: The performance of the Z16 is impressive, which is why the CPU benchmarks are above average across the board.

With Prime95, we noticed a very similar behavior as in Cinebench. Here, the continuous work on all cores even runs with only 3.0 GHz because the temperature has increased to just over 90 °C (194 °F).

Logfile Cinebench R15
Logfile Cinebench R15
Logfile Prime95
Logfile Prime95

Cinebench R15 Multi Endurance test

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MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209 Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1830 (1801.96-1933.39)
HP ZBook Studio G7 Intel Core i9-10885H: Ø1601 (1574.8-1726.44)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø884 (837.5-1003.59)
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021) Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1867 (1776.59-1876.96)
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2135 (2115.28-2153.78)
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060 Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1750 (1720.87-1845.87)
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED Intel Core i7-11800H; Ultra Performance: Ø1663 (1589.38-2024.19)
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1625 (1566.05-2009.95)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro Apple M1 Pro: Ø1681 (1674.55-1690.12)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.4: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro -5!
Apple M1 Pro
81.9 pt ∼82%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
80.1 pt ∼80%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209 -3!
Intel Core i7-11800H
77.6 pt ∼78%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021) -2!
Intel Core i7-11800H
76 pt ∼76%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060 -2!
Intel Core i7-11800H
74.2 pt ∼74%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
 
73.9 pt ∼74%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
70.7 pt ∼71%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H
65.4 pt ∼65%
Average of class Multimedia
 
59.9 pt ∼60%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13205 Points ∼100% +9%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
12370 Points ∼94% +2%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
12197 (11396.1min - 12197.5max) Points ∼92% +1%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
12113 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (6508 - 14088, n=47)
11696 Points ∼89% -3%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
11668 (7361.61min - 11667.6max) Points ∼88% -4%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
10531 Points ∼80% -13%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H
10074 Points ∼76% -17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3121 - 18444, n=106, last 2 years)
8708 Points ∼66% -28%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
1534 Points ∼100% +1%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1513 Points ∼99% 0%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
1513 Points ∼99%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
1502 Points ∼98% -1%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
1498 Points ∼98% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1386 - 1522, n=44)
1497 Points ∼98% -1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1488 Points ∼97% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (819 - 1940, n=100, last 2 years)
1440 Points ∼94% -5%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H
1295 Points ∼84% -14%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5128 Points ∼100% +6%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
4826 Points ∼94%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
4706 Points ∼92% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (2498 - 5408, n=49)
4472 Points ∼87% -7%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
4352 Points ∼85% -10%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
3848 Points ∼75% -20%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H
3762 Points ∼73% -22%
Average of class Multimedia
  (961 - 7040, n=109, last 2 years)
3217 Points ∼63% -33%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
2721 Points ∼53% -44%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
582 Points ∼100% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
581 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
580 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
580 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
579 Points ∼99% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (520 - 586, n=46)
576 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (316 - 739, n=109, last 2 years)
545 Points ∼94% -6%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H
513 Points ∼88% -12%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
393 Points ∼68% -32%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2154 (2115.28min - 2153.78max) Points ∼100% +11%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
2024 Points ∼94% +5%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
2010 Points ∼93% +4%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
1933 (1801.96min - 1933.39max) Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1342 - 2173, n=49)
1900 Points ∼88% -2%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1877 (1776.59min - 1876.96max) Points ∼87% -3%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
1846 (1720.87min - 1845.87max) Points ∼86% -5%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H
1726 (1574.8min - 1726.44max) Points ∼80% -11%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
1690 (1675min - 1690max) Points ∼78% -13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (385 - 2894, n=125, last 2 years)
1452 Points ∼67% -25%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
240 Points ∼100% +19%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
228 Points ∼95% +13%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
227 Points ∼95% +13%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
225 Points ∼94% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (201 - 231, n=45)
225 Points ∼94% +12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 279, n=105, last 2 years)
213 Points ∼89% +6%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H
212 Points ∼88% +5%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
209 Points ∼87% +4%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
201 Points ∼84%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (183.3 - 1188, n=107, last 2 years)
430 Seconds * ∼100% -69%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
298 Seconds * ∼69% -17%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H
283 Seconds * ∼66% -11%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (217 - 454, n=45)
276 Seconds * ∼64% -9%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
261 Seconds * ∼61% -3%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
259 Seconds * ∼60% -2%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
254.1 Seconds * ∼59%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
233 Seconds * ∼54% +8%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
183.3 Seconds * ∼43% +28%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
59653 MIPS ∼100%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
53597 MIPS ∼90%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
51729 MIPS ∼87%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (33718 - 56758, n=45)
48500 MIPS ∼81%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H
42993 MIPS ∼72%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
42570 MIPS ∼71%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11122 - 72912, n=106, last 2 years)
36830 MIPS ∼62%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5777 MIPS ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H
5668 MIPS ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (5138 - 5716, n=45)
5487 MIPS ∼95%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
5481 MIPS ∼95%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
5480 MIPS ∼95%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
5427 MIPS ∼94%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2898 - 6186, n=106, last 2 years)
5132 MIPS ∼89%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
12499 Points ∼100% +34%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
9337 Points ∼75%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
9167 Points ∼73% -2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8578 Points ∼69% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (4655 - 9851, n=39)
8566 Points ∼69% -8%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
8164 Points ∼65% -13%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H
7693 Points ∼62% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2427 - 14376, n=107, last 2 years)
7207 Points ∼58% -23%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
1768 Points ∼100% +12%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
1575 Points ∼89%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
1571 Points ∼89% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1429 - 1625, n=39)
1560 Points ∼88% -1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1548 Points ∼88% -2%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
1540 Points ∼87% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (843 - 1887, n=107, last 2 years)
1470 Points ∼83% -7%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H
1376 Points ∼78% -13%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.9 fps ∼100% +12%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
15 fps ∼94% +6%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
14.6 fps ∼92% +3%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
14.2 fps ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (7.38 - 17.4, n=45)
13.8 fps ∼87% -3%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H
12.5 fps ∼79% -12%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
12.4 fps ∼78% -13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 21, n=106, last 2 years)
9.99 fps ∼63% -30%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H
59.6 s * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
54.1 s * ∼91%
Average of class Multimedia
  (30.2 - 99.2, n=104, last 2 years)
52.3 s * ∼88%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
47.5 s * ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (38.6 - 59.9, n=44)
46.5 s * ∼78%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
45.9 s * ∼77%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
45.4 s * ∼76%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4155 - 1.002, n=107, last 2 years)
0.58 sec * ∼100% -3%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.567 sec * ∼98% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (0.548 - 0.615, n=45)
0.566 sec * ∼98% -1%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H
0.564 sec * ∼97% -1%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.561 sec * ∼97%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.56 sec * ∼97% -0%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.55 sec * ∼95% +2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4998 sec * ∼86% +11%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1933 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
186 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
201 Points
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Performance Rating
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209 -7!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
97.5 pt ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
 
90.3 pt ∼90%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
84.8 pt ∼85%
Average of class Multimedia
 
70.4 pt ∼70%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021) -9!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060 -9!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED -9!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (8772 - 15961, n=19)
13546 KRay/s ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
12606 KRay/s ∼93%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2677 - 15700, n=85, last 2 years)
8949 KRay/s ∼66%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
62851 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (39404 - 65636, n=19)
57695 Points ∼92%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12762 - 98165, n=85, last 2 years)
45795 Points ∼73%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (2599 - 4439, n=19)
3873 MB/s ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
3152 MB/s ∼81%
Average of class Multimedia
  (841 - 4254, n=85, last 2 years)
2277 MB/s ∼59%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
91573 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (86848 - 91941, n=19)
90885 Points ∼99%
Average of class Multimedia
  (31314 - 107161, n=85, last 2 years)
72920 Points ∼80%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
10353 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (6420 - 9792, n=19)
9179 Points ∼89%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3099 - 12638, n=85, last 2 years)
7499 Points ∼72%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (23365 - 39464, n=19)
34706 Points ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
31914 Points ∼92%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7417 - 54148, n=85, last 2 years)
25129 Points ∼72%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (74617 - 149388, n=19)
123344 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16367 - 147249, n=85, last 2 years)
65004 MB/s ∼53%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
39136 MB/s ∼32%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
802 MB/s ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
754 MB/s ∼94% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (228 - 1193, n=92, last 2 years)
553 MB/s ∼69% -31%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (461 - 830, n=42)
350 (461min - 830max) MB/s ∼44% -56%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
8097 KRay/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (4545 - 8717, n=20)
7366 KRay/s ∼91% -9%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
6533 KRay/s ∼81% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1501 - 8371, n=86, last 2 years)
4871 KRay/s ∼60% -40%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Average of class Multimedia
  (8034 - 45694, n=86, last 2 years)
25427 MPixel/s ∼100% +8%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
23497 MPixel/s ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (11898 - 26757, n=20)
22462 MPixel/s ∼88% -4%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
19112 MPixel/s ∼75% -19%

System performance

Battery mode: PCMark 10 score drops from 6,156 to 5,351 points
Battery mode: PCMark 10 score drops from 6,156 to 5,351 points

The application performance according to PCMark 10 is below average, which is surprising considering the processor rates. This is not primarily due to the Phison SSD, as the SSD benchmarks subsequently show. This is probably due to the interaction of the components, which are solved better in the Razer Blade 15 Advanced or Lenovo ThinkBook 16p. The PCMark 10 score drops from 6,156 to 5,351 points (-13%) in battery mode (maximum performance profile). Accordingly, almost the full performance is available on the go.

PCMark 10 / Score
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7356 Points ∼100% +19%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6725 Points ∼91% +9%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
6706 Points ∼91% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (6156 - 6865, n=4)
6558 Points ∼89% +7%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
6156 Points ∼84%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
6019 Points ∼82% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3580 - 8083, n=90, last 2 years)
5612 Points ∼76% -9%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, i9-10885H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
5324 Points ∼72% -14%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
11064 Points ∼100% +22%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
10324 Points ∼93% +14%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
10035 Points ∼91% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (9063 - 10522, n=4)
9829 Points ∼89% +8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7715 - 12144, n=90, last 2 years)
9651 Points ∼87% +6%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
9490 Points ∼86% +5%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
9063 Points ∼82%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, i9-10885H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
8704 Points ∼79% -4%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9128 Points ∼100% +11%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
9015 Points ∼99% +10%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
8660 Points ∼95% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (8200 - 8874, n=4)
8648 Points ∼95% +5%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
8344 Points ∼91% +2%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
8200 Points ∼90%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=90, last 2 years)
7895 Points ∼86% -4%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, i9-10885H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
7080 Points ∼78% -14%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
10831 Points ∼100% +27%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
9415 Points ∼87% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (8520 - 9423, n=4)
9011 Points ∼83% +6%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8759 Points ∼81% +3%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
8520 Points ∼79%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
7475 Points ∼69% -12%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, i9-10885H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
6646 Points ∼61% -22%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2679 - 11777, n=90, last 2 years)
6421 Points ∼59% -25%
PCMark 10 Score
6156 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
44329 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20513 - 69828, n=86, last 2 years)
43371 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
43229 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (24508 - 48144, n=20)
43027 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
41675 MB/s ∼94% -6%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
36402 MB/s ∼82% -18%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
48403 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (22183 - 70337, n=85, last 2 years)
47090 MB/s ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
46384 MB/s ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (25882 - 50365, n=19)
45418 MB/s ∼94%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
40443 MB/s ∼84%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
46390 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (21133 - 91272, n=85, last 2 years)
46123 MB/s ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (22240 - 46214, n=19)
42676 MB/s ∼92%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
41871 MB/s ∼90%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
40763 MB/s ∼88%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
95.6 ns * ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (76.2 - 133.9, n=91, last 2 years)
79.9 ns * ∼84% +16%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
76.5 ns * ∼80% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
75.2 ns * ∼79% +21%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Intel Core i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
56.1 ns * ∼59% +41%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (71.9 - 104.1, n=43)
42.5 (71.9min - 104.1max) ns * ∼44% +56%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latencies

The Latency Monitor observes high latencies driven by kernel & ACPI drivers. For Real-Time Audio and Video this can be a problem. The measurement is based on the present driver and hardware configuration.

DPC LatencyMonitor: Highest Execution (ms)
DPC LatencyMonitor: Highest Execution (ms)
DPC LatencyMonitor: Need for optimization of kernel & ACPI drivers
DPC LatencyMonitor: Need for optimization of kernel & ACPI drivers
Only 14 dropped frames in 4K video
Only 14 dropped frames in 4K video
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP ZBook Studio G7
Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, i9-10885H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
5475 μs * ∼100% -104%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
5064 μs * ∼92% -89%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4392 μs * ∼80% -64%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
2684 μs * ∼49%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
1914 μs * ∼35% +29%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
566 μs * ∼10% +79%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
560 μs * ∼10% +79%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

The Phison SSD with a gross capacity of one terabyte occupies one of the two M.2 sockets, so there is potential for upgrading. RAID is apparently not possible, and the BIOS does not offer any corresponding options - at least not in the upgrade state with an SSD.

The Drive Performance Rating summarizes different measurements. The Phison SSD is right behind the SSSTC from the Razer and leaves all other models behind. In particular, it is in the reading and writing of small blocks where the Phison appears particularly good.

Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
Sequential Read: 3641MB/s
Sequential Write: 1557MB/s
4K Read: 69.3MB/s
4K Write: 226MB/s
4K-64 Read: 1913MB/s
4K-64 Write: 2268MB/s
Access Time Read: 0.082ms
Access Time Write: 0.017ms
Score Read: 2347Points
Score Write: 2650Points
Score Total: 6101Points
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
89.4 pt ∼89%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
73.3 pt ∼73%
Average Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
 
69.3 pt ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
68.7 pt ∼69%
Average of class Multimedia
 
56.6 pt ∼57%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
51.8 pt ∼52%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
49.8 pt ∼50%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
39.8 pt ∼40%
DiskSpd
seq read
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3802 (3789.11min - 3801.66max) MB/s ∼100% +48%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
2561 (2531.05min - 2561.04max) MB/s ∼67%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
2503 (2425.36min - 2502.5max) MB/s ∼66% -2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2536 (2493.51min - 2536.34max) MB/s ∼67% -1%
Average Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
  (2241 - 2565, n=5)
2425 MB/s ∼64% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (756 - 4480, n=94, last 2 years)
2171 MB/s ∼57% -15%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
1877 (1850.74min - 1877.16max) MB/s ∼49% -27%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
1864 (1740.72min - 1864.2max) MB/s ∼49% -27%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
1461 (1172.14min - 1461.09max) MB/s ∼38% -43%
seq write
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3804 (3790.18min - 3804.02max) MB/s ∼100% +56%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2830 (2787.66min - 2829.68max) MB/s ∼74% +16%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
2432 (2422.42min - 2431.86max) MB/s ∼64%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
2421 (2411.52min - 2420.95max) MB/s ∼64% 0%
Average Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
  (2402 - 2432, n=5)
2415 MB/s ∼63% -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (240 - 4457, n=94, last 2 years)
2193 MB/s ∼58% -10%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
2094 (2014.52min - 2093.59max) MB/s ∼55% -14%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
2049 (2036.12min - 2048.8max) MB/s ∼54% -16%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
1860 (1746.02min - 1859.54max) MB/s ∼49% -24%
seq q8 t1 read
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
6883 (1.68min - 6882.51max) MB/s ∼100% +38%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
4999 (4511.39min - 4998.56max) MB/s ∼73%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
4977 (4153.41min - 4976.54max) MB/s ∼72% 0%
Average Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
  (4959 - 4999, n=5)
4984 MB/s ∼72% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 7028, n=93, last 2 years)
3532 MB/s ∼51% -29%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
3436 (2468.46min - 3436.35max) MB/s ∼50% -31%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
3224 (2977.45min - 3223.74max) MB/s ∼47% -36%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
3213 (2586.28min - 3212.84max) MB/s ∼47% -36%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
3203 (2954.22min - 3203.49max) MB/s ∼47% -36%
seq q8 t1 write
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4658 (45.63min - 4657.56max) MB/s ∼100% +92%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
3160 (3003.54min - 3160.2max) MB/s ∼68% +30%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
3097 (3017.8min - 3096.77max) MB/s ∼66% +28%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
3074 (2804.1min - 3074.42max) MB/s ∼66% +27%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
2869 (2808.3min - 2869.32max) MB/s ∼62% +18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (241 - 5089, n=94, last 2 years)
2698 MB/s ∼58% +11%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
2425 (2411.1min - 2424.73max) MB/s ∼52%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
2422 (2390.75min - 2421.79max) MB/s ∼52% 0%
Average Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
  (2407 - 2425, n=5)
2416 MB/s ∼52% 0%
4k q1 t1 read
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
59.5 (59.03min - 59.5max) MB/s ∼100%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
59 (57.89min - 58.98max) MB/s ∼99% -1%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
57 (56.75min - 56.96max) MB/s ∼96% -4%
Average Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
  (54.5 - 59.5, n=5)
56.9 MB/s ∼96% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (18.6 - 93.8, n=94, last 2 years)
53.1 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
48.9 (48.13min - 48.87max) MB/s ∼82% -18%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
45.8 (44.91min - 45.84max) MB/s ∼77% -23%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
44.6 (39.06min - 44.62max) MB/s ∼75% -25%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
29 (20.95min - 28.96max) MB/s ∼49% -51%
4k q1 t1 write
Average Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
  (226 - 330, n=5)
258 MB/s ∼100% +14%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
226 (225.82min - 226.46max) MB/s ∼88%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
226 (225.18min - 226.13max) MB/s ∼88% 0%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
201 (200.58min - 201.14max) MB/s ∼78% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (74.3 - 373, n=94, last 2 years)
164.2 MB/s ∼64% -27%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
157 (155.18min - 156.78max) MB/s ∼61% -31%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
113 (108.47min - 113.45max) MB/s ∼44% -50%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
112 (108.82min - 112.38max) MB/s ∼43% -50%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
103 (100.76min - 102.59max) MB/s ∼40% -54%
4k q32 t16 read
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3197 (3193.46min - 3197.21max) MB/s ∼100% +94%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2269 (2228.24min - 2269.28max) MB/s ∼71% +38%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
1649 (1644.31min - 1649.42max) MB/s ∼52%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
1648 (1645.56min - 1648.39max) MB/s ∼52% 0%
Average Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
  (1635 - 1652, n=5)
1645 MB/s ∼51% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (271 - 4178, n=94, last 2 years)
1298 MB/s ∼41% -21%
HP ZBook Studio G7
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
912 (808.73min - 912.41max) MB/s ∼29% -45%
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
723 (660.69min - 722.57max) MB/s ∼23% -56%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
720 (687.45min - 719.86max) MB/s ∼23% -56%
4k q32 t16 write
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
2426 (2419.83min - 2426max) MB/s ∼100%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
2426 (2417.3min - 2425.92max) MB/s ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2308 (1960.46min - 2307.69max) MB/s ∼95% -5%
Average Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
  (2069 - 2426, n=5)
2273 MB/s ∼94% -6%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024