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MSI Creator Z17 Laptop review: What are creatives and gamers getting for around 4,000 Euro?

RTX 3070 Ti for 4,000 Euro? MSI wants consumers to fork out over 4,000 Euro (US$3,875) for its Creator Z17. But what makes the laptop so special for creatives that justifies the price? The Core i9-12900H and RTX 3070 Ti don't deliver the full answer. So let us examine this question in our in-depth review.

The new Creator Z17 follows in the footsteps of the Creator 17 (2020), but its design has been completely revised. We have already got a taste of the new design when reviewing the Creator Z16P, which is the 16-inch variant of this expensive workstation aimed at creatives.

Featuring a Core i9-12900H and an RTX 3070 Ti, the Creator Z17 is certainly also going to appeal to gamers. But the high price, the thin metal chassis, the reflective 2.2K touchscreen and, not to mention, a graphics card that is unable to run at full power mean the device is more targeted at those who do creative work.

In our opinion, the Z17 is competing with multimedia or gaming laptops with similar hardware, such as the Razer Blade 17. Besides the Razer, we also had to include the Aorus 17X XES and Dell XPS 17 (unfortunately only available with RTX 3060) in our comparison. And because the 16-inch model from MSI is available to us, it is going to be part of the comparison as well. Finally, we will be taking a look at the two-year-old predecessor to see what has changed.

MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054 (Creator Z17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-12900H 14 x 1.8 - 5 GHz, 120 W PL2 / Short Burst, 65 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, 90 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), with Max-Q, Whisper Mode, Dynamic Boost. No Advanced Optimus, Geforce 512.95, Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, 2x 16 GB Samsung DDR5-4800
Display
17.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 178 PPI, Touchscreen, native pen support, AUO3C9B (B170QAN01.0), IPS, glossy: yes, 165 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH, 1024 GB 
, 960 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headset Combo, Card Reader: Full SD/SDHC/SDXC (SD Express), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: IR
Networking
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 382 x 260 ( = 0.75 x 15.04 x 10.24 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: Full HD (1080p with 30 fps) with IR sensor
Primary Camera: 2 MPix Full HD webcam with IR face detection
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: SteelSeries with numpad, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty, 2 years with pick-up
Weight
2.498 kg ( = 88.11 oz / 5.51 pounds), Power Supply: 728 g ( = 25.68 oz / 1.6 pounds)
Price
4099 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison of possible competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
83.8 %
09/2022
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.5 kg19 mm17.00"2560x1600
82.5 %
07/2020
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
2.4 kg20 mm17.30"3840x2160
83.7 %
06/2022
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.4 kg20.4 mm16.00"2560x1600
90.1 %
05/2022
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.8 kg19.9 mm17.30"2560x1440
83.7 %
08/2022
Aorus 17X XES
i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.7 kg30 mm17.30"1920x1080
88.8 %
05/2022
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg19.5 mm17.00"3840x2400

Chassis - Ultra-thin, sturdy and made of metal

The chassis is only 19 mm (0.75") thin and seems to be almost completely made of metal. This makes the device extremely sturdy. As a result, it exhibits hardly any flex when twisted and only makes very minor creaking sounds, particularly around the ports on the right side. Even the display lid, which can be opened to 180 degrees, is pleasantly resistant to torsion.

Maximum opening angle
Maximum opening angle

The dark-grey metal design is clean and stylish. Almost all the edges and corners are rounded. There are air vents everywhere, but those at the sides are so small that they are quite inconspicuous.

The Z17 is a little more compact than its predecessor, particularly in width. It has a thickness of just 19 mm (0.75"). Even the very thin Razer Blade is about 1 mm (0.04") thicker and can't match how slim the Creator is.

Weighing around 2.5 kg (5.5 lb), the Creator Z17 is also about 300 g (0.66 lb) lighter than the Blade 17. Overall, the device is the thinnest in our comparison as well as one of the smallest 17-inch laptops.

Size comparison

398 mm / 15.7 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 30 mm / 1.181 inch 2.7 kg6.04 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.4 kg5.27 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.8 kg6.08 lbs382 mm / 15 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 2.5 kg5.51 lbs374.45 mm / 14.7 inch 248.05 mm / 9.77 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 2.5 kg5.54 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 20.4 mm / 0.803 inch 2.4 kg5.26 lbs

Features - Slim MSI workstation

The port selection is rather slim for a 17-inch device. There are a total of three USB ports, one headphone jack, an HDMI output and an SD card reader. The Z17 doesn't even have an Ethernet port nor a Kensington lock slot. You will need to buy an optional USB adapter for Ethernet connectivity.

On a positive note, the two USB-C ports support Thunderbolt 4. Unfortunately, this also means there is only one USB-A port available on the device. For creatives, it is therefore almost essential to use a hub for work.

Despite the small selection of ports, the way they are arranged is less than optimal – at least on the right side. The HDMI output and USB-A port, of all things, are located very close together and are almost certainly going to interfere with each other.

Left: power port, 2x USB-C 4.0/Thunderbolt 4 (1x PD), headphone jack
Left: power port, 2x USB-C 4.0/Thunderbolt 4 (1x PD), headphone jack
Right: SD card reader, USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI
Right: SD card reader, USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI
Front: no ports
Front: no ports
Back: no ports
Back: no ports

SD card reader

When you insert an SD card into the reader, it doesn't lock in place but rather just sits there with about half of it sticking out. The transfer rates achieved with our reference SD card (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60) were rather modest. You should be able to expect more from a laptop of this price. For instance, the Razer Blade is twice as fast, and the XPS 17 is even faster in this department.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
205.2 MB/s ∼100% +158%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
141.3 (140.8min - 141.54max) MB/s ∼69% +78%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
79.6 MB/s ∼39%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
76 MB/s ∼37% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (17.6 - 226, n=65, last 2 years)
74.3 MB/s ∼36% -7%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
198 MB/s ∼100% +160%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
185.04 MB/s ∼93% +143%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.8 - 257, n=61, last 2 years)
84.2 MB/s ∼43% +10%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
76.3 MB/s ∼39%

Connectivity

Replaceable Wi-Fi module
Replaceable Wi-Fi module

As previously mentioned, an Ethernet port is missing on the Z17. Without an adapter, you are limited to using wireless connections even when at home. But MSI at least included a Killer wireless module that supports Wi-Fi 6E.

Transfer rates are nice and fast, especially when using the 6 GHz band. In two test runs, there was each a minor dip in transfer rate.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1755 (1679min - 1765max) MBit/s ∼100% +3%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1701 (1471min - 1746max) MBit/s ∼97%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
  (1416 - 1723, n=9)
1594 MBit/s ∼91% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (920 - 1771, n=12, last 2 years)
1499 MBit/s ∼85% -12%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1486 (1196min - 1555max) MBit/s ∼85% -13%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1648 (1133min - 1711max) MBit/s ∼100% +13%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1558 (1159min - 1622max) MBit/s ∼95% +7%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
  (1348 - 1659, n=8)
1503 MBit/s ∼91% +3%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1455 (1105min - 1672max) MBit/s ∼88%
Average of class Multimedia
  (944 - 1822, n=12, last 2 years)
1391 MBit/s ∼84% -4%
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950100010501100115012001250130013501400145015001550160016501700Tooltip
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054 Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1455 (1105-1672)
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti) Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz: Ø1545 (1159-1622)
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054 Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1700 (1471-1746)
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti) Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz: Ø1449 (1196-1555)

Webcam

MSI included a Full HD webcam with IR sensor and facial recognition. The image quality is decent, but colour deviations tend to be a little reddish.

ColorChecker
9.3 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
16 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
12 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054: 12.71 ∆E min: 2.47 - max: 20.28 ∆E

Security

The Creator Z17 features a fingerprint sensor. Furthermore, its camera is equipped with an IR sensor and supports login using facial recognition.

Maintenance

The bottom panel is secured in place with just six Phillips screws. Unfortunately, there is a factory seal sticker covering one of them. Damaging the sticker may affect the validity of any future warranty claims. You will first need a tool to prise open the panel. After that, the panel can be removed quickly and effortlessly.

The sixth screw is "hidden" underneath the sticker
The sixth screw is "hidden" underneath the sticker
There it is!
There it is!

The internals of the Z17 are quite difficult to service and upgrade, as almost all components are covered by a large sheet of black film. Only the Wi-Fi module and fans are accessible immediately. Even after peeking under the corners of the film, we weren't able to find where the RAM and SSD are located. The sheet has been glued on such that it can't be removed without damaging anything.

Inside the Creator Z17
Inside the Creator Z17
The adhesive film is held down by even more glue
The adhesive film is held down by even more glue
Three-fan design: two fans here...
Three-fan design: two fans here...
... and one more on the other side
... and one more on the other side

Accessories and warranty

Despite the device's hefty price tag, no accessories are included in the box. A USB-to-Ethernet adapter would at least have been nice to have.

In Germany, MSI provides a two-year warranty on the laptop, including a pick-up & return service. In the US, the warranty period is one year. 

Input devices - Solid options for creators

Keyboard

Although this is a 17-inch laptop, it doesn't make use of its entire width for the keyboard. Whilst the normal keys are large enough and well spaced apart, the numeric keypad on the right looks too small and squished together. However, the font on the keys is clearly visible and legible throughout.

Per-key RGB
Per-key RGB

The arrow keys are likewise very small. The same applies to the right Ctrl key and the narrow Fn key (which, unlike on most keyboards, is found only on the right side).

The keys themselves have quite a short travel but offer clear feedback to allow for fast typing. The centre of the keyboard doesn't have any noticeable flex when you are typing – everything feels rigid.

The keyboard has individual RGB lighting for use in low-light environments. There are four brightness levels to choose from, and the lighting can of course be switched off.

The keyboard
The keyboard
Squished numpad, small arrow keys, Fn key on the right
Squished numpad, small arrow keys, Fn key on the right
Power button
Power button
SteelSeries keyboard
SteelSeries keyboard

Touchpad

Large touchpad
Large touchpad

The first thing you will notice about the touchpad is how spacious it is (approx. 13.1 x 8.2 cm, or 5.16 x 3.23"). The surface is superbly smooth and doesn't feel grippy at all even when you are sliding your fingers across very slowly.

The integrated buttons have a distinct pressure point. The amount of force required to press the buttons is just right, or perhaps ever so slightly higher than necessary. The click sound from the touchpad is very reasonable.

Touchscreen

Touch inputs are registered without any noticeable delays, resulting in a touchscreen that is really easy to use. The MSI Creator Z17 also supports pen input, but a stylus is sadly not included despite the high price of the product. On its own, the MSI Pen costs a whopping 169 Euro (US$99 on Amazon.com). Using the touchscreen with your fingers tends to leave unsightly marks.

The MSI Pen 1P 14 costs a whopping 169 Euro extra (screenshot of MSI website)
The MSI Pen 1P 14 costs a whopping 169 Euro extra (screenshot of MSI website)

Display - Glossy touchscreen with full Display P3

Clear pixel structure through the glossy surface
Clear pixel structure through the glossy surface
Barely visible screen bleeding along the lower edge
Barely visible screen bleeding along the lower edge

MSI went with a glossy 17-inch touchscreen for the laptop. It is a 165 Hz IPS panel with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 (i.e. 16:10 aspect ratio).

The display is capable of delivering a fairly high peak brightness of 400 nits. And it is also considered quite evenly lit with a brightness distribution of 88 per cent. The black level and contrast are slightly disappointing with regard to the values we measured. Based on our subjective impressions, however, colours appear very lively due to the glossy surface.

Gamers will also be pleased with the blazingly fast response times. Screen bleeding is only minimally visible along the lower edge of the screen in very dark surroundings.

415
cd/m²
411
cd/m²
423
cd/m²
396
cd/m²
444
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
426
cd/m²
436
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AUO3C9B (B170QAN01.0)
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 444 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 415 cd/m² Minimum: 22 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 444 cd/m²
Contrast: 634:1 (Black: 0.7 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.48 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 2.91
ΔE Greyscale 3.33 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
86.4% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.9% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
98.9% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.33
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
AUO3C9B (B170QAN01.0), IPS, 2560x1600, 17.00
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
B173ZAN05.0 (AUO278E), Mini-LED IPS-Level, 3840x2160, 17.30
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
AUOD298, IPS True Pixel (~100% DCI-P3), 2560x1600, 16.00
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
BOE CQ NE173QHM-NZ1 (BOE09F9), IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
Aorus 17X XES
Sharp SHP1563, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Sharp LQ170R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 17.00
Display
-7%
-0%
-1%
-15%
-2%
Display P3 Coverage
98.9
82
-17%
97.6
-1%
97.9
-1%
70.1
-29%
92.9
-6%
sRGB Coverage
99.9
97.5
-2%
99.9
0%
99.9
0%
99.9
0%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
86.4
84
-3%
86.8
0%
85.5
-1%
71.9
-17%
85.3
-1%
Response Times
-76%
-23%
-81%
27%
-485%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
11 ?(5, 6)
12.9 ?(6.4, 6.5)
-17%
15.2 ?(7.4, 7.8)
-38%
3.4 ?(1.4, 2)
69%
51.2 ?(26, 25.2)
-365%
Response Time Black / White *
5 ?(2, 3)
8.8 ?(1.2, 7.6)
-76%
6.4 ?(2.6, 3.8)
-28%
11.2 ?(5.8, 5.4)
-124%
5.8 ?(2.5, 3.3)
-16%
35.2 ?(18.8, 16.4)
-604%
PWM Frequency
26600 ?(83)
Screen
26%
16%
-28%
-28%
-34%
Brightness middle
444
996
124%
428
-4%
341
-23%
278
-37%
512.7
15%
Brightness
415
952
129%
394
-5%
308
-26%
273
-34%
463
12%
Brightness Distribution
88
93
6%
86
-2%
82
-7%
79
-10%
85
-3%
Black Level *
0.7
0.68
3%
0.42
40%
0.45
36%
0.26
63%
0.32
54%
Contrast
634
1465
131%
1019
61%
758
20%
1069
69%
1602
153%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.48
4.21
-70%
1.67
33%
4.16
-68%
3.96
-60%
5.98
-141%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.52
6.79
-93%
5.71
-62%
8.14
-131%
10.78
-206%
12.09
-243%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.91
2.03
30%
0.71
76%
3
-3%
1.07
63%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.33
4.1
-23%
3.1
7%
5.09
-53%
6.8
-104%
7.2
-116%
Gamma
2.33 94%
2.207 100%
2.195 100%
2.48 89%
2.224 99%
2.54 87%
CCT
6230 104%
7491 87%
6498 100%
6884 94%
7651 85%
6914 94%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
84
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-19% / 11%
-2% / 7%
-37% / -30%
-5% / -18%
-174% / -96%

* ... smaller is better

Good news for creatives: the display has full coverage of Display P3 and sRGB and is even able to cover up to 86 per cent of the AdobeRGB colour space.

sRGB
sRGB
Display P3
Display P3
AdobeRGB
AdobeRGB

The display is already well calibrated right out of the box. Delta E values range between 2 and 3 for colours and shades of grey. Manual calibration didn't improve the results any further.

Greyscale
Greyscale
Saturation
Saturation
ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Greyscale calibrated
Greyscale calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Saturation calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
ColorChecker 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
5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 9 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
11 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 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. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.9 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: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19590 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The glossy surface makes the laptop significantly more difficult to use outdoors. Its disadvantages are only partly alleviated by the screen's fairly high brightness. You should probably look for a shady spot if you intend to work outside.

Outdoors in indirect sunlight
Outdoors in indirect sunlight
Viewed from an angle, sunlight shining on the display
Viewed from an angle, sunlight shining on the display

The display has a pretty wide viewing angle. Brightness and contrast only start dropping off when the screen is viewed from extreme angles.

Performance - Slim chassis costs the Z17 its performance

The combination of the powerful Core i9-12900H and RTX 3070 Ti should make both gamers and content creators excited. The great touchscreen, in particular, is something that is going attract content creators. The laptop also has a generous 32 GB of RAM, which is just the right amount for creative projects.

The Z17 is available in three configurations. Apart from the review configuration, there is also one with an RTX 3080 and 2 TB of SSD storage as well as the top-spec model, which is equipped with an RTX 3080 Ti, 64 GB of RAM and 2 TB of SSD storage. All three models use the same CPU and display.

Test conditions

The laptop comes with the MSI Center Pro – the manufacturer's own software that lets you customise various system settings. Other than the battery test, all the other benchmarks were conducted with the laptop in high-performance mode in order to obtain the best possible results. The software takes a while to start up after you boot up the laptop.

High performance for all benchmarks
High performance for all benchmarks
System settings
System settings
Options to contact the manufacturer
Options to contact the manufacturer

Processor

With the Intel Core i9-12900H, MSI has put one of the fastest current-gen Alder Lake processors in the Z17. This is rather unusual for a device with such a slim form factor. There are a total of 14 cores (20 threads; 6 P-cores & 8 E-cores) with clock speeds ranging from 1.8 to 5 GHz. The processor supports the full "Enterprise" feature set of vPro (management features). All 96 EUs are active on the integrated Xe Graphics.

In the Cinebench loop test, the competitors were completely outclassed by the Z17, at least in terms of sustained CPU performance. Nevertheless, those laptops also don't come installed with a top-end CPU. The Core i7-12800H in the Blade 17 was able to outperform the i9-12900H in the Z17 at the start. But the Z17 still has better sustained performance.

CPU power consumption
CPU power consumption

You can tell how the CPU behaves from the screenshot on the right. The TDP only hit 120 watts during the first run; then the power consumption started gradually dropping over time. The TDP also decreased slightly within each run.

Overall, the Z17 showed a markedly less severe decrease in performance than the Razer Blade with an i7 after the first few runs. Interestingly, the same i9 processor in the Z16P is consistently about 10 to 15 per cent faster despite the laptop's smaller form factor. This means the i9 in the Z17 isn't running at its full potential at all. Thus, the very minimal performance gain over the competitors doesn't justify the use of the power-hungry Core i9 processor. The single-thread performance is somewhat below what is expected of an i9-12900H.  

Whilst running on battery, the laptop lost around 25 per cent of its CPU performance, as measured using Cinebench R15. The CPU only managed to hit a TDP of 50 watts.

Cinebench R15 Multi Sustained Load

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MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054 Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø2349 (2273.63-2626.4)
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø2720 (2672.55-2894.15)
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti) Intel Core i7-12800H: Ø2179 (2132.31-2697.42)
Aorus 17X XES Intel Core i9-12900HX: Ø2729 (2696.14-2830.06)
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
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX
86 pt ∼86%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
85.2 pt ∼85%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
78.9 pt ∼79%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
 
78.1 pt ∼78%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
76.4 pt ∼76%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
76 pt ∼76%
Average of class Multimedia
 
50.3 pt ∼50%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS -2!
Intel Core i7-10875H
45.5 pt ∼46%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
18444 Points ∼100% +13%
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX
18337 Points ∼99% +12%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
17638 (13496.5min - 17638.5max) Points ∼96% +8%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
16346 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (7647 - 19648, n=16)
15827 Points ∼86% -3%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
15386 Points ∼83% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3121 - 18444, n=108, last 2 years)
9131 Points ∼50% -44%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX
1928 Points ∼100% +3%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
1921 Points ∼100% +3%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
1864 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1701 - 1921, n=16)
1863 Points ∼97% 0%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
1828 Points ∼95% -2%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
1765 Points ∼92% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (819 - 1940, n=104, last 2 years)
1463 Points ∼76% -22%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX
7037 Points ∼100% +16%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
6950 Points ∼99% +15%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
6709 Points ∼95% +11%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
6060 Points ∼86%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (2922 - 7471, n=16)
5946 Points ∼84% -2%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
5383 Points ∼76% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (961 - 7040, n=107, last 2 years)
3413 Points ∼49% -44%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
3155 Points ∼45% -48%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX
740 Points ∼100% +4%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
738 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (664 - 738, n=16)
720 Points ∼97% +1%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
714 Points ∼96%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
706 Points ∼95% -1%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
675 Points ∼91% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (316 - 739, n=107, last 2 years)
557 Points ∼75% -22%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
479 Points ∼65% -33%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
2894 (2672.55min - 2894.15max) Points ∼100% +10%
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX
2830 (2696.14min - 2830.06max) Points ∼98% +8%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
2697 (2132.31min - 2697.42max) Points ∼93% +3%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
2626 (2273.63min - 2626.4max) Points ∼91%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1561 - 3077, n=16)
2587 Points ∼89% -1%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
2171 (2075.98min - 2171.32max) Points ∼75% -17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (385 - 2894, n=123, last 2 years)
1540 Points ∼53% -41%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
1370 (1283.24min - 1369.77max) Points ∼47% -48%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX
276 Points ∼100% +6%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
275 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (245 - 277, n=16)
268 Points ∼97% +3%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
266 Points ∼96% +2%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
261 Points ∼95%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
255 Points ∼92% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 279, n=105, last 2 years)
216 Points ∼78% -17%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
197 Points ∼71% -25%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (183.3 - 1188, n=104, last 2 years)
409 Seconds * ∼100% -95%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
356 Seconds * ∼87% -70%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
220 Seconds * ∼54% -5%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (160 - 415, n=16)
217 Seconds * ∼53% -3%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
215 Seconds * ∼53% -2%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
210 Seconds * ∼51%
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX
201 Seconds * ∼49% +4%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
190.3 Seconds * ∼47% +9%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
72610 MIPS ∼100% +16%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
69981 MIPS ∼96% +12%
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX
69778 MIPS ∼96% +12%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (37614 - 73489, n=16)
63050 MIPS ∼87% +1%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
62428 MIPS ∼86%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
62231 MIPS ∼86% 0%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
40008 MIPS ∼55% -36%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11122 - 72912, n=103, last 2 years)
38666 MIPS ∼53% -38%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX
6343 MIPS ∼100% +8%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
6120 MIPS ∼96% +4%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (5505 - 6120, n=16)
5882 MIPS ∼93% 0%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
5861 MIPS ∼92%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
5761 MIPS ∼91% -2%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
5671 MIPS ∼89% -3%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
5277 MIPS ∼83% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2898 - 6186, n=103, last 2 years)
5170 MIPS ∼82% -12%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX
15116 Points ∼100% +14%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
14376 Points ∼95% +8%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
13308 Points ∼88%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (8519 - 14376, n=16)
12501 Points ∼83% -6%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
12008 Points ∼79% -10%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
11989 Points ∼79% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2427 - 14376, n=105, last 2 years)
7578 Points ∼50% -43%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
6988 Points ∼46% -47%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX
1902 Points ∼100% +2%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
1886 Points ∼99% +1%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
1866 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1731 - 1892, n=16)
1833 Points ∼96% -2%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
1771 Points ∼93% -5%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
1729 Points ∼91% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (843 - 1887, n=105, last 2 years)
1496 Points ∼79% -20%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
1287 Points ∼68% -31%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX
19.6 fps ∼100% +11%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
18.9 fps ∼96% +7%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (9.16 - 22.5, n=16)
18 fps ∼92% +2%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
17.6 fps ∼90%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
16.2 fps ∼83% -8%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
15.8 fps ∼81% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 21, n=104, last 2 years)
10.5 fps ∼54% -40%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
10.3 fps ∼53% -41%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
54.6 s * ∼100% -34%
Average of class Multimedia
  (34.8 - 89.1, n=102, last 2 years)
51.8 s * ∼95% -28%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (38.5 - 49.3, n=16)
42.5 s * ∼78% -5%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
41.7 s * ∼76% -3%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
41.3 s * ∼76% -2%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
40.6 s * ∼74%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
39 s * ∼71% +4%
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX
37.7 s * ∼69% +7%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.58 sec * ∼100% -29%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4155 - 1.002, n=104, last 2 years)
0.57 sec * ∼98% -27%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.459 sec * ∼79% -2%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
0.455 sec * ∼78% -1%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.4501 sec * ∼78%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (0.4218 - 0.4795, n=16)
0.4426 sec * ∼76% +2%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.432 sec * ∼74% +4%
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX
0.4159 sec * ∼72% +8%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2626 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
222 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
261 Points
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Performance Rating
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
98 pt ∼98%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
78.3 pt ∼78%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
 
76.6 pt ∼77%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
72.2 pt ∼72%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
68.4 pt ∼68%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
66.1 pt ∼66%
Average of class Multimedia
 
61.8 pt ∼62%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
60 pt ∼60%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
15255 KRay/s ∼100% +86%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (4074 - 18289, n=16)
9937 KRay/s ∼65% +21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2677 - 16202, n=84, last 2 years)
9248 KRay/s ∼61% +13%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
9101 KRay/s ∼60% +11%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
8552 KRay/s ∼56% +4%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
8187 KRay/s ∼54%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
7694 KRay/s ∼50% -6%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
7393 KRay/s ∼48% -10%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
78356 Points ∼100% +106%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
50049 Points ∼64% +32%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12762 - 99306, n=84, last 2 years)
47655 Points ∼61% +25%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (22307 - 93236, n=16)
47649 Points ∼61% +25%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
40242 Points ∼51% +6%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
37985 Points ∼48%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
37471 Points ∼48% -1%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
34921 Points ∼45% -8%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3559 MB/s ∼100% +23%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1378 - 4215, n=16)
3047 MB/s ∼86% +6%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3021 MB/s ∼85% +5%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2885 MB/s ∼81%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2693 MB/s ∼76% -7%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2613 MB/s ∼73% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (841 - 4254, n=84, last 2 years)
2347 MB/s ∼66% -19%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
2260 MB/s ∼64% -22%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
106489 Points ∼100% +1%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
105172 Points ∼99%
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
104457 Points ∼98% -1%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (78668 - 111168, n=16)
103606 Points ∼97% -1%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
99828 Points ∼94% -5%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
94232 Points ∼88% -10%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
85791 Points ∼81% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (31314 - 107161, n=84, last 2 years)
75295 Points ∼71% -28%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
10475 Points ∼100% +15%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
10146 Points ∼97% +11%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (5709 - 10407, n=16)
9349 Points ∼89% +2%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9271 Points ∼89% +2%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9130 Points ∼87%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
8914 Points ∼85% -2%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
8596 Points ∼82% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3099 - 13146, n=84, last 2 years)
7659 Points ∼73% -16%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
39016 Points ∼100% +78%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (11257 - 45581, n=16)
26098 Points ∼67% +19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7417 - 54727, n=84, last 2 years)
25903 Points ∼66% +18%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
24298 Points ∼62% +11%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
23330 Points ∼60% +6%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
21952 Points ∼56%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
21600 Points ∼55% -2%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
20265 Points ∼52% -8%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
134645 MB/s ∼100% +52%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
103426 MB/s ∼77% +17%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
88696 MB/s ∼66%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (31935 - 140758, n=16)
85144 MB/s ∼63% -4%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
82401 MB/s ∼61% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16367 - 147249, n=84, last 2 years)
65685 MB/s ∼49% -26%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
56372 MB/s ∼42% -36%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
33193 MB/s ∼25% -63%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
1193 MB/s ∼100% +25%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1034 MB/s ∼87% +9%
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
990 MB/s ∼83% +4%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (449 - 1193, n=16)
969 MB/s ∼81% +2%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
952 MB/s ∼80%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
900 MB/s ∼75% -5%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
583 MB/s ∼49% -39%
Average of class Multimedia
  (228 - 1193, n=91, last 2 years)
582 MB/s ∼49% -39%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
8518 KRay/s ∼100% +84%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (2235 - 10511, n=16)
5619 KRay/s ∼66% +21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1501 - 8765, n=85, last 2 years)
5030 KRay/s ∼59% +8%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
4940 KRay/s ∼58% +6%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
4920 KRay/s ∼58% +6%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
4639 KRay/s ∼54%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
4273 KRay/s ∼50% -8%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
4246 KRay/s ∼50% -8%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
40829 MPixel/s ∼100% +3%
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
40386 MPixel/s ∼99% +2%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
40363 MPixel/s ∼99% +2%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
39549 MPixel/s ∼97%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (20960 - 48269, n=16)
36915 MPixel/s ∼90% -7%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
31329 MPixel/s ∼77% -21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8034 - 52207, n=85, last 2 years)
26004 MPixel/s ∼64% -34%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
23192 MPixel/s ∼57% -41%

System performance

Surprisingly, the Z17 delivered slightly below average performance in PCMark 10. Repeating the test didn't produce any improved results. Other laptops with the same CPU/GPU combo perform 8 per cent better on average.

Nevertheless, based on our experience with the Z17, it runs smoothly and without issues during day-to-day work.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10 / Score
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8083 Points ∼100% +14%
Aorus 17X XES
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
7899 Points ∼98% +11%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (7087 - 8004, n=3)
7665 Points ∼95% +8%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7296 Points ∼90% +3%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7248 Points ∼90% +2%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
7087 Points ∼88%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
5758 Points ∼71% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3580 - 8083, n=90, last 2 years)
5700 Points ∼71% -20%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11019 Points ∼100% +7%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10765 Points ∼98% +5%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (10266 - 10943, n=3)
10639 Points ∼97% +4%
Aorus 17X XES
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
10589 Points ∼96% +3%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
10266 Points ∼93%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10227 Points ∼93% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7715 - 12144, n=90, last 2 years)
9717 Points ∼88% -5%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
9303 Points ∼84% -9%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11186 Points ∼100% +19%
Aorus 17X XES
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
10237 Points ∼92% +9%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9402 - 10424, n=3)
9989 Points ∼89% +6%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
9402 Points ∼84%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9383 Points ∼84% 0%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9136 Points ∼82% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=90, last 2 years)
7966 Points ∼71% -15%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
7633 Points ∼68% -19%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Aorus 17X XES
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
12342 Points ∼100% +23%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11626 Points ∼94% +16%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (10009 - 12541, n=3)
11519 Points ∼93% +15%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11057 Points ∼90% +10%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10433 Points ∼85% +4%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
10009 Points ∼81%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
7296 Points ∼59% -27%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2679 - 11777, n=90, last 2 years)
6623 Points ∼54% -34%
CrossMark / Overall
Aorus 17X XES
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
2155 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (2009 - 2044, n=2)
2027 Points ∼94% +1%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2009 Points ∼93%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1883 Points ∼87% -6%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1790 Points ∼83% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 2138, n=41, last 2 years)
1591 Points ∼74% -21%
CrossMark / Productivity
Aorus 17X XES
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
2030 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1914 - 1968, n=2)
1941 Points ∼96% +1%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1914 Points ∼94%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1758 Points ∼87% -8%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1709 Points ∼84% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (921 - 2038, n=41, last 2 years)
1537 Points ∼76% -20%
CrossMark / Creativity
Aorus 17X XES
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
2304 Points ∼100% +7%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2148 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (2115 - 2148, n=2)
2132 Points ∼93% -1%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2084 Points ∼90% -3%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1948 Points ∼85% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (933 - 2865, n=41, last 2 years)
1747 Points ∼76% -19%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Aorus 17X XES
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
2113 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1898 - 2069, n=2)
1984 Points ∼94% +5%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1898 Points ∼90%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1704 Points ∼81% -10%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1594 Points ∼75% -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1012 - 2234, n=41, last 2 years)
1418 Points ∼67% -25%
PCMark 10 Score
7087 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
63091 MB/s ∼100% +2%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
63009 MB/s ∼100% +2%
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
62852 MB/s ∼100% +2%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
61813 MB/s ∼98%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (34438 - 74264, n=16)
58988 MB/s ∼93% -5%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
48643 MB/s ∼77% -21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20513 - 80511, n=85, last 2 years)
44502 MB/s ∼71% -28%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
37654 MB/s ∼60% -39%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
68051 MB/s ∼100% +4%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
67684 MB/s ∼99% +4%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
66727 MB/s ∼98% +2%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
65134 MB/s ∼96%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (36365 - 74642, n=16)
60880 MB/s ∼89% -7%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
56629 MB/s ∼83% -13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (22183 - 79442, n=84, last 2 years)
47789 MB/s ∼70% -27%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
39436 MB/s ∼58% -39%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
64500 MB/s ∼100% 0%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
64444 MB/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
64433 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
60001 MB/s ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (32276 - 65518, n=16)
57954 MB/s ∼90% -10%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
50923 MB/s ∼79% -21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (21133 - 91272, n=84, last 2 years)
46899 MB/s ∼73% -27%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
40603 MB/s ∼63% -37%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
95 ns * ∼100% -0%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
95 ns * ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
93.2 ns * ∼98% +2%
Aorus 17X XES
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
87 ns * ∼92% +8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (76.2 - 133.9, n=90, last 2 years)
81 ns * ∼85% +15%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (91.2 - 118.1, n=16)
74.4 ns * ∼78% +22%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
59.6 ns * ∼63% +37%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latency

LatencyMon didn't detect any problems when a browser was opened. This was, however, not the case when several tabs were opened at once to display our home page. The latency is disappointingly high for a creator laptop.

Nonetheless, playback of our 4K 60FPS YouTube videos was smooth and didn't result in any dropped frames.

During our review, we got a blue screen error once right after booting up the laptop. Hopefully, the manufacturer can quickly fix the issues via a BIOS update.

YouTube test
YouTube test
LatencyMon main
LatencyMon main
LatencyMon drivers
LatencyMon drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1595 μs * ∼100%
Aorus 17X XES
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1115 μs * ∼70% +30%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
973 μs * ∼61% +39%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
866 μs * ∼54% +46%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
809 μs * ∼51% +49%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
462.8 μs * ∼29% +71%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

On our model, MSI installed a Micron 3400 SSD with a capacity of 1 TB. The PCIe 4 drive ranks 63rd on our SSD comparison chart. The manufacturer claims that it has a maximum read speed of 6,600 MB/s – something our measurements can definitely attest to. The drive also has very stable sustained performance.

Nevertheless, the Samsung PM9A1 drives in the Razer Blade 17 and MSI's own Z16P are a little faster, as is the Gigabyte SSD in the Aorus. But this small difference could hardly account for the rather poor system performance of Z17.

Crystaldiskmark 6
Crystaldiskmark 6
AS SSD
AS SSD
AS SSD Copy
AS SSD Copy
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6578.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 4654.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 906.01 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 652.27 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 73.02 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 224.14 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 2760.8 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 2394.41 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
91.6 pt ∼92%
Aorus 17X XES
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
89.9 pt ∼90%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
86.2 pt ∼86%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
76 pt ∼76%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
68.4 pt ∼68%
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
 
66.8 pt ∼67%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
50.4 pt ∼50%
Average of class Multimedia
 
45 pt ∼45%
DiskSpd
seq read
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4409 (4405.49min - 4409.47max) MB/s ∼100% +12%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4206 (4139.89min - 4205.63max) MB/s ∼95% +7%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
3925 (3809.41min - 3925.24max) MB/s ∼89%
Aorus 17X XES
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
3871 (2700.14min - 3870.94max) MB/s ∼88% -1%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3793 (3752.48min - 3792.7max) MB/s ∼86% -3%
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (1306 - 4343, n=15)
3327 MB/s ∼75% -15%
Average of class Multimedia
  (756 - 4480, n=94, last 2 years)
2202 MB/s ∼50% -44%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
2077 (2070.36min - 2077.27max) MB/s ∼47% -47%
seq write
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4357 (4242.96min - 4356.83max) MB/s ∼100% +1%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
4318 (3988.57min - 4318.21max) MB/s ∼99%
Aorus 17X XES
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
4224 (3372.85min - 4224.08max) MB/s ∼97% -2%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4001 (3961.52min - 4001.33max) MB/s ∼92% -7%
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (2416 - 4954, n=15)
3712 MB/s ∼85% -14%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3187 (3121.66min - 3187.17max) MB/s ∼73% -26%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
2395 (2300.38min - 2395.4max) MB/s ∼55% -45%
Average of class Multimedia
  (240 - 5015, n=94, last 2 years)
2233 MB/s ∼51% -48%
seq q8 t1 read
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6931 (6427.77min - 6931.07max) MB/s ∼100% +3%
Aorus 17X XES
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
6921 (6272.83min - 6920.6max) MB/s ∼100% +3%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
6734 (5940.88min - 6734.33max) MB/s ∼97%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
6693 (6099.78min - 6692.85max) MB/s ∼97% -1%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6644 (5616.47min - 6644.2max) MB/s ∼96% -1%
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (6207 - 6734, n=15)
6560 MB/s ∼95% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 7028, n=93, last 2 years)
3746 MB/s ∼54% -44%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
3276 (2973.13min - 3275.7max) MB/s ∼47% -51%
seq q8 t1 write
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5089 (5068.19min - 5088.53max) MB/s ∼100% +3%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4999 (4982.41min - 4998.56max) MB/s ∼98% +1%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
4955 (4541.17min - 4954.68max) MB/s ∼97%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4935 (4927.47min - 4934.6max) MB/s ∼97% 0%
Aorus 17X XES
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
4852 (4198.71min - 4852.39max) MB/s ∼95% -2%
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (4543 - 4991, n=15)
4825 MB/s ∼95% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (241 - 5089, n=94, last 2 years)
2793 MB/s ∼55% -44%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
2438 (2430.56min - 2437.52max) MB/s ∼48% -51%
4k q1 t1 read
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
90.1 (89.91min - 90.07max) MB/s ∼100% +27%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
88.3 (87.29min - 88.27max) MB/s ∼98% +24%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
82.8 (82.19min - 82.82max) MB/s ∼92% +16%
Aorus 17X XES
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
74.1 (64.69min - 74.09max) MB/s ∼82% +4%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
71.1 (69.1min - 71.12max) MB/s ∼79%
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (39.2 - 74.1, n=15)
58 MB/s ∼64% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (18.6 - 149.1, n=94, last 2 years)
54.8 MB/s ∼61% -23%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
41.8 (41.72min - 41.81max) MB/s ∼46% -41%
4k q1 t1 write
Aorus 17X XES
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
319 (315.54min - 318.7max) MB/s ∼100% +37%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
254 (252.76min - 253.97max) MB/s ∼80% +9%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
233 (226.09min - 232.83max) MB/s ∼73%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
222 (220.1min - 221.87max) MB/s ∼70% -5%
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (125.8 - 273, n=15)
189.3 MB/s ∼59% -19%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
185.3 (183.35min - 185.33max) MB/s ∼58% -20%
Average of class Multimedia
  (74.3 - 373, n=94, last 2 years)
166.3 MB/s ∼52% -29%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
158 (157.19min - 157.8max) MB/s ∼50% -32%
4k q32 t16 read
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4071 (4066.2min - 4071.03max) MB/s ∼100% +42%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3638 (3612.61min - 3638.32max) MB/s ∼89% +27%
Aorus 17X XES
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
3564 (3554.96min - 3563.6max) MB/s ∼88% +24%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2863 (2854.77min - 2863.33max) MB/s ∼70%
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (636 - 2863, n=15)
1860 MB/s ∼46% -35%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
1424 (1418.76min - 1424.48max) MB/s ∼35% -50%
Average of class Multimedia
  (271 - 4178, n=94, last 2 years)
1275 MB/s ∼31% -55%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
920 (908.27min - 920.49max) MB/s ∼23% -68%
4k q32 t16 write
Aorus 17X XES
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
3570 (3534.41min - 3570.18max) MB/s ∼100% +33%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3453 (3433.02min - 3452.67max) MB/s ∼97% +29%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2748 (2715.51min - 2748.13max) MB/s ∼77% +2%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2687 (2662.73min - 2686.55max) MB/s ∼75%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
2034 (2026.34min - 2034.06max) MB/s ∼57% -24%
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (328 - 2786, n=15)
1552 MB/s ∼43% -42%
Average of class Multimedia
  (163 - 3612, n=94, last 2 years)
1128 MB/s ∼32% -58%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
549 (529.65min - 548.53max) MB/s ∼15% -80%
AS SSD
Score Total
Aorus 17X XES
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
9242 Points ∼100% +36%