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MSI Crosshair 15 Rainbow Six Extraction Edition Review: Capable QHD 165 Hz midranger beyond the theming

REACT team assemble. The MSI Crosshair 15 Rainbow Six: Extraction Edition sports a vibrant design that caters to fans of Ubisoft's popular co-op shooter. Under the hood, we get an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H and Nvidia RTX 3070 Laptop GPU that together take on some of the more expensive competition on the market. The inclusion of a QHD 165 Hz makes this a great all-rounder, but there are a few caveats to be aware of.
MSI Crosshair 15 Rainbow Six: Extraction Edition

Game-themed laptops are hard to come by these days. Alienware celebrated the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 with a themed m17 R3 back in the day, but that was more of a skin to spruce up the design. With the Crosshair 15, MSI has designed the laptop from the ground up to imbue Ubisoft's Rainbow Six: Extraction vibes in all aspects of the design.

The thing with gaming-themed laptops is that they appeal to only a niche audience invested in the particular game. Rainbow Six: Extraction earned mixed reviews from critics and fans, so a laptop themed on this game may not pique everyone's interest at first glance. 

Going beyond the theming, however, we find that MSI has a lot to offer in the package. Our MSI Crosshair 15 Rainbow Six: Extraction Edition (R6E) came equipped with an Intel Core i7-12700H processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, 16 GB DDR4-3200 RAM, a 1 TB NVMe SSD, and a 165 Hz QHD display.

The combination of an Alder Lake-H CPU and the RTX 3070 Laptop GPU is not often seen given that Nvidia has supplanted this GPU with the RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU. Nevertheless, this Crosshair 15 configuration will set you back by ₹1,90,990 (US$2,312) in India.

In this review, we evaluate the MSI Crosshair 15 Rainbow Six: Extraction Edition and see how it fares against the competition as an upper midrange gaming laptop.

MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050 (Crosshair 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-12700H 14 x 1.7 - 4.7 GHz, 121 W PL2 / Short Burst, 85 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 1610 MHz, 140 W TDP, GDDR6, Game Ready Driver 516.40, Optimus
Memory
16 GB 
, Dual-channel DDR4-3200 Timings: 22-22-22-52
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel 188 PPI, CMN N156KME-GNA, IPS-Level, glossy: no, 165 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK, 1024 GB 
, 876 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio jack
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26.9 x 359 x 259 ( = 1.06 x 14.13 x 10.2 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Rainbox Six Extraction Edition game, Game-themed mouse pad and gaming mouse, MSI Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.47 kg ( = 87.13 oz / 5.45 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2000 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.8 %
12/2022
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg26.9 mm15.60"2560x1440
84.5 %
02/2022
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.2 kg19.8 mm15.60"2560x1440
88 %
03/2022
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.6 kg26.6 mm16.00"2560x1600
80.3 %
06/2022
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.3 kg27.5 mm15.60"1920x1080
80.7 %
04/2022
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg25 mm15.60"1920x1080
84 %
06/2022
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.5 kg26.8 mm15.60"2560x1440
85.5 %
12/2022
Aorus 15 XE5
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.3 kg24 mm15.60"2560x1440
88.4 %
07/2022
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.3 kg26.6 mm15.60"2560x1440
85.8 %
07/2022
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2 kg20.7 mm15.60"2560x1440
88 %
11/2022
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
R9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.3 kg26.6 mm15.60"2560x1440

Case: Pulse GL66 painted in Rainbow Six: Extraction colors

The MSI Crosshair 15 R6E's chassis is primarily made of plastic. The build does not really exude any premium vibe but feels sturdy-enough for daily use. There is noticeable flex in the keyboard deck, but it didn't hinder regular usage.

The Crosshair 15 R6E makes extensive use of a yellow-black dual-tone color scheme and the game's REACT design elements right from the packaging to the chassis, thus proclaiming its Rainbow Six: Extraction allegiance.

Accordingly, MSI has even replaced its logo with that of the game's at the back of the display. The Rainbow Six: Extraction logo is not too large but is conspicuous enough and glows in bright yellow. There are no RGB lighting patterns, so you will have to contend with the color scheme on offer.

At a thickness of 26.9 mm, it is not the slimmest laptop in its class — that credit goes to the MSI Stealth GS66 and the Razer Blade 15. Still, it is portable enough to slip into a backpack and the 2.5 kg weight does not feel too heavy either.

Overall, the MSI Crosshair 15 Rainbow Six: Extraction Edition's chassis is decently built for the price and essentially comes across as a rehash of the Pulse GL66, and in many ways the Katana GF66, with a fresh coat of paint.

Size Comparison

363.5 mm / 14.3 in 272.9 mm / 10.7 in 26.8 mm / 1.055 in 2.5 kg5.41 lbs360.2 mm / 14.2 in 243.5 mm / 9.59 in 26.6 mm / 1.047 in 2.3 kg4.98 lbs360.2 mm / 14.2 in 243.5 mm / 9.59 in 26.6 mm / 1.047 in 2.3 kg5 lbs359.9 mm / 14.2 in 264.4 mm / 10.4 in 26.6 mm / 1.047 in 2.6 kg5.63 lbs359 mm / 14.1 in 262 mm / 10.3 in 27.5 mm / 1.083 in 2.3 kg5 lbs359 mm / 14.1 in 259 mm / 10.2 in 26.9 mm / 1.059 in 2.5 kg5.45 lbs359 mm / 14.1 in 259 mm / 10.2 in 25 mm / 0.984 in 2.3 kg5.07 lbs360 mm / 14.2 in 244 mm / 9.61 in 24 mm / 0.945 in 2.3 kg5.1 lbs358 mm / 14.1 in 248 mm / 9.76 in 19.8 mm / 0.78 in 2.2 kg4.85 lbs354 mm / 13.9 in 251 mm / 9.88 in 20.7 mm / 0.815 in 2 kg4.3 lbs297 mm / 11.7 in 210 mm / 8.27 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity: Covers just the essentials

The Crosshair 15 R6E does not offer an extensive port selection, but the essentials are covered. Towards the left, we have USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A and USB 2.0 Type-A ports. On the right, we get a 3.5 mm combo audio jack, another USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, a USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C port, HDMI-out, and Gigabit Ethernet.

The HDMI port supports only 4K 60 Hz output. There's no card reader, Thunderbolt 4, or Kensington lock slot available.

Port placement is not really ideal, since a majority of them are located towards the right side of the device. The ports on the left could use some additional spacing, given that a good amount of space remains unused. That being said, there are no hindrances while connecting multiple peripherals.

Left: DC-in port, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, USB 2.0 Type-A
Left: DC-in port, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, USB 2.0 Type-A
Right: 3.5 mm combo audio jack, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, HDMI-out, Gigabit Ethernet
Right: 3.5 mm combo audio jack, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, HDMI-out, Gigabit Ethernet
Rear: No connectivity
Rear: No connectivity

Communication

The Crosshair 15 R6E comes equipped with an Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 WLAN module with Bluetooth 5.2. The laptop ranks at the bottom of our Wi-Fi charts with the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router.

That being said, its throughput is still better than that of the Pulse GL66. Receive speeds are fairly stable, but we noticed dips during transmit.

Networking / iperf3 transmit AXE11000
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1592 (1234min - 1729max) MBit/s +72%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1490 (1385min - 1614max) MBit/s +61%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1486 (1366min - 1546max) MBit/s +61%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1397 (581min - 1504max) MBit/s +51%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1360 (1138min - 1492max) MBit/s +47%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (438 - 1715, n=70)
1294 MBit/s +40%
Average of class Gaming
  (469 - 1793, n=152, last 2 years)
1257 MBit/s +36%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
925 (790min - 1006max) MBit/s
Networking / iperf3 receive AXE11000
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1717 (1477min - 1748max) MBit/s +79%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1698 (805min - 1720max) MBit/s +77%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1667 (839min - 1727max) MBit/s +73%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1638 (993min - 1711max) MBit/s +70%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1569 (622min - 1690max) MBit/s +63%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1547 (1419min - 1573max) MBit/s +61%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (390 - 1734, n=75)
1430 MBit/s +49%
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=157, last 2 years)
1390 MBit/s +45%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
961 (943min - 969max) MBit/s
Networking / iperf3 transmit AX12
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1580 (738min - 1775max) MBit/s
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=324)
1161 MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (885 - 1412, n=2, last 2 years)
1149 MBit/s
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
690 (352min - 713max) MBit/s
Networking / iperf3 receive AX12
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1493 (1284min - 1716max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (881 - 1700, n=2, last 2 years)
1291 MBit/s
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=324)
1261 MBit/s
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
702 (588min - 717max) MBit/s
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950100010501100115012001250130013501400145015001550160016501700Tooltip
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø925 (790-1006)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW); iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1490 (1385-1614)
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø961 (943-969)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW); iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1716 (1477-1748)

Webcam

The 720p webcam is just about serviceable for the occasional video call or two. As noticed in our ColorChecker Passport and test chart captures below, the Crosshair 15's webcam shows lots of noise and an overall lack of sharpness.

There is no physical privacy shutter available, but it is possible to enable or disable the webcam using the shortcut on the F6 function key or via MSI Center.

ColorChecker
21.3 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
21 ∆E
16 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
27.2 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050: 17.44 ∆E min: 2.28 - max: 27.23 ∆E

Security

There is no biometric login available on the Crosshair 15 R6E. The only major security component onboard is the TPM 2.0 module.

Accessories

MSI tries to further pull you into the Rainbow Six: Extraction universe with a few additional accessories. A mouse pad and a gaming mouse themed on the game are included in the package. Buyers also get to redeem a free copy of Rainbow Six: Extraction Deluxe Edition via Ubisoft.

The mouse is a custom version of the MSI M99. The mouse uses an Avago 3050 sensor with a 4,000 DPI resolution and a 500 Hz polling rate. It's obviously not in the league of a Corsair IronClaw RGB or even the Mad Catz R.A.T. Air, but it is still a decent free offering.

Rainbow Six: Extraction-themed mouse pad and gaming mouse
Rainbow Six: Extraction-themed mouse pad and gaming mouse
The mouse is a variant of the MSI M99
The mouse is a variant of the MSI M99
Avago 3050 4,000 DPI sensor
Avago 3050 4,000 DPI sensor

Maintenance

As is the norm with MSI review samples, we were prevented from removing the Factory Seal sticker that hides one of the screws. That being said, opening the back panel is quite straightforward and users should be able to perform upgrades without issues.

MSI Crosshair 15 R6E: Back panel
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E: Back panel

Warranty

MSI offers a two-year warranty for the Crosshair 15 R6E that also includes a year of global travel insurance at authorized MSI service centers.

Input Devices: Fixed thematic backlight colors

Keyboard

The Crosshair 15 R6E's keyboard does not feature RGB or any of the fancy SteelSeries features, but MSI has incorporated what it calls a Spectrum Backlight keyboard. Essentially, the keyboard lights are inspired by — you guessed it — the Rainbow Six: Extraction game with yellow and blue colors.

Each key has fixed lighting that cannot be customized, although the intensity of the overall backlight itself can be adjusted via a keyboard shortcut. The keys have a good 1.7 mm travel and decent tactile feedback.

The inclusion of the numpad is welcome, and the arrow keys are not squished. The secondary functions are thankfully lit, which makes them easy to recognize in the dark.

If you are new to MSI laptops, you should take note of the awkward Fn key placement on the right instead of its usual position.

Touchpad

The 10.5 cm x 6.5 cm touchpad gets the game's REACT logo and the Crosshair 15 label. In terms of functionality, it's akin to the touchpads we've seen with its Pulse and Katana cousins.

The touchpad response is good and gestures work well thanks to Windows Precision drivers. The left and right mouse buttons are flush with the touchpad and click effortlessly, albeit with some noise.

MSI Crosshair 15 R6E uses a thematic keyboard design
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E uses a thematic keyboard design
Key lighting in the dark
Key lighting in the dark

Display: QHD 165 Hz panel with wide color gamut coverage and no PWM

MSI offers a 15.6-inch QHD IPS-level panel with a 165 Hz refresh rate in both Crosshair 15 R6E SKUs. There is no HDR10 or Dolby Vision support. We recorded a maximum brightness of 342 nits, which should be amenable for indoor use.

An 89% brightness distribution and a 1069:1 measured contrast ratio offer a decent viewing experience. This is similar to what we had observed previously with the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 and the Acer Nitro 5, which use the same panel.

However, we see significant backlight bleeding near the lower corners of the display.

Sub-pixel matrix
Sub-pixel matrix
Significant backlight bleed seen in the lower corners under long exposure
Significant backlight bleed seen in the lower corners under long exposure
308
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
317
cd/m²
342
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
323
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
332
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
CMN N156KME-GNA tested with X-Rite i1Basic Pro 3
Maximum: 342 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 325.7 cd/m² Minimum: 7.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 341 cd/m²
Contrast: 1069:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.71 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 2.59
ΔE Greyscale 3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
84.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.8% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
94.8% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.07
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
CMN N156KME-GNA, IPS-Level, 2560x1440, 15.60
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Sharp LQ156T1JW04 (SHP153C), IPS-Level, 2560x1440, 15.60
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
NE160QDM-NY1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Chi Mei N156KME-GNA, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
BOE0A67, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
Display
1%
-15%
1%
-15%
Display P3 Coverage
94.8
96.4
2%
68.7
-28%
95.6
1%
68.9
-27%
sRGB Coverage
99.8
99.7
0%
97.6
-2%
99.8
0%
97.7
-2%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
84.7
85.6
1%
70.9
-16%
85.2
1%
70.4
-17%
Response Times
-8%
-112%
-110%
-70%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
5.36 ?(2.71, 2.65)
6 ?(3.2, 2.8)
-12%
17.6 ?(9.2, 8.4)
-228%
15.7 ?(7.5, 8.2)
-193%
12.4 ?(5.8, 6.6)
-131%
Response Time Black / White *
8.04 ?(4.72, 3.32)
8.4 ?(4.4, 4)
-4%
7.6 ?(2.4, 5.2)
5%
10.2 ?(6.1, 4.1)
-27%
8.8 ?(4.6, 4.2)
-9%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-13%
25%
-1%
14%
Brightness middle
342
272
-20%
502
47%
332
-3%
370
8%
Brightness
326
253
-22%
491
51%
303
-7%
343
5%
Brightness Distribution
89
87
-2%
91
2%
86
-3%
82
-8%
Black Level *
0.32
0.25
22%
0.37
-16%
0.29
9%
0.28
12%
Contrast
1069
1088
2%
1357
27%
1145
7%
1321
24%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.71
3.73
-1%
2.7
27%
3.61
3%
2.31
38%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.51
9.43
-45%
4.5
31%
7.71
-18%
4.03
38%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.59
0.98
62%
1.4
46%
0.59
77%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3
6.5
-117%
2.7
10%
5.2
-73%
3.28
-9%
Gamma
2.07 106%
2.172 101%
2.44 90%
2.155 102%
2.47 89%
CCT
6621 98%
6485 100%
6326 103%
6724 97%
6206 105%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-7% / -10%
-34% / -3%
-37% / -16%
-24% / -6%

* ... smaller is better

MSI claims that the Crosshair 15's panel can cover 100% DCI-P3 color space. In our tests, we found that it can do nearly 95% Display P3, which should pique the interest of content creators. The panel covers the complete sRGB color gamut. Adobe RGB coverage is pretty decent as well at nearly 85%.

We observe that the color gamut coverage is comparable to the Acer Nitro 5 and Aorus 15 XE5, which also sport the same Chi Mei N156KME-GNA panel. It is good to see manufacturers finally considering good color performance at these prices.

vs. sRGB - 99.8% coverage
vs. sRGB - 99.8% coverage
vs. Adobe RGB - 84.7% coverage
vs. Adobe RGB - 84.7% coverage
vs. Display P3 - 94.8% coverage
vs. Display P3 - 94.8% coverage

Color accuracy out-of-the-box is definitely serviceable with a grayscale Delta E of 3 and an average ColorChecker Delta E of 3.71.

Our calibration routine with the X-rite i1Basic Pro 3 spectrophotometer and Calman Ultimate color calibration software from Portrait Displays results in a significantly reduced grayscale Delta E of 0.7 and a perceivable average Delta E improvement to 2.59 in ColorChecker. Higher deviations are seen with the red color.

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

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

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
8.04 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4.72 ms rise
↘ 3.32 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 18 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
5.36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.71 ms rise
↘ 2.65 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 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.6 ms).
50% grey to 80% grey response time increases to 11.19 ms with overdrive off
50% grey to 80% grey response time increases to 11.19 ms with overdrive off

Response times are decent, although we would have liked to see lower values for the 100% black to 100% white transition.

The panel uses overdrive by default, which is seen as a “horn” in the 50% grey to 80% grey oscilloscope pattern.

Without overdrive enabled, this value can increase to 11.19 ms.

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected ≤ 100 % brightness setting

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17744 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

We did not observe PWM flickering at all tested brightness levels, so that's one less thing to worry about during long working hours or gaming sessions.

Check out our article on “Why Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) is such a headache”, and also our PWM Ranking Table for comparisons across all reviewed devices.

Outdoor viewing is legible as long as there's no sunlight directly falling on the display. Viewing angles are not particularly impressive, however. We observed loss of brightness and color at extreme viewing angles.

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

Performance: Not the fastest Core i7-12700H we've seen

Our Crosshair 15 R6E unit is powered by an Intel Core i7-12700H processor and a 140 W Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU. Buyers also have the option of configuring the laptop with an RTX 3060 Laptop GPU or CPU options up to the Alder Lake Core i9.

 
 

Testing Conditions

MSI Center offers a one-stop shop for adjusting various performance parameters of the Crosshair 15 R6E. We used the Extreme Performance preset to let the Core i7-12700H fully flex its muscles. This allows the processor to operate at a sustained PL1 of 85 W and short-term PL2 of 121 W. There is no MUX switching option available for the dGPU.

All tests were performed in the Extreme Performance profile unless otherwise specified.

Performance modes
Performance modes
MSI Center settings
MSI Center settings
System information
System information

The table below shows how processor base power (PBP, PL1) and maximum turbo power (MTP, PL2) change with each performance mode. The Balanced profile should cater to most needs. Those who wish to extract the maximum possible performance from the Core i7-12700H can opt for the Extreme Performance mode.

Performance Mode PL1 (PBP) / Tau PL2 (MTP) / Tau
Super Battery 13 W / 56 s 121 W / 2.44 ms
Silent 23 W / 56 s 121 W / 2.44 ms
Balanced 38 W / 56 s 121 W / 2.44 ms
Extreme Performance 85 W / 56 s 121 W / 2.44 ms

Processor

The Core i7-12700H is an Alder Lake-H processor with six P-cores and eight E-cores. The Crosshair 15 R6E is able to allow a decent sustained performance for this processor in our Cinebench R15 multi-core loop test, matching that of the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX in the Schenker XMG Neo 15.

This is not the fastest Core i7-12700H we've seen, though. The processor's implementation in the MSI Stealth GS66 and Lenovo Legion 5i Pro 16 G7 gets better scores due to higher PL1 and PL2 values.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050 Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2421 (2313.34-2594.88)
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2624 (2577.65-2843.74)
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2829 (2783-2902.76)
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti) AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX: Ø2355 (2309.87-2379.68)

The following graph illustrates how CPU parameters vary during a Cinebench R15 multi-core loop test. Since the 121 W PL2 remains unaltered in all three performance modes, the Core i7-12700H is able to boost up close to 3.8 GHz taking both P and E cores into consideration. The P-cores and E-cores can individually boost up to 4.6 GHz and 3.5 GHz, respectively.

While peak package power and core temperatures are more or less similar across the tested performance modes, the average values show marked differences. The average package power during the run is close to 75 W in the Extreme Performance mode with temperatures around the 84 °C mark. The Balanced setting has average temperatures around 69 °C for an average package power of 40.5 W.

Silent mode has the least emissions in the comparison with an average package power just close to 25 W and average core temperatures near to 57 °C.

CPU clocks, package powers, and core temperatures during a Cinebench R15 loop in various performance modes. (Red - Extreme, Blue - Balanced, Green - Silent)
CPU clocks, package powers, and core temperatures during a Cinebench R15 loop in various performance modes. (Red - Extreme, Blue - Balanced, Green - Silent)
Cinebench R20 multi-core performance drops significantly on battery power
Cinebench R20 multi-core performance drops significantly on battery power

Although multi-core performance takes a 15% hit when compared to the Core i7-12700H in the Lenovo Legion 5i Pro 16 G7, the Crosshair 15 R6E is only about 8% behind in overall CPU performance.

The Crosshair 15 R6E is 13% faster than the Ryzen 9 6900HX-powered XMG Neo 15, but the latter scores a 32% higher performance rating in AIDA64 tests.

Cinebench R20 multi-core performance drops by a massive 45% on battery power, though single-core scores are only reduced by 10%.

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 5.5: 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
Average of class Gaming
 
83.7 pt
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
80.2 pt
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
78.6 pt
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
77.7 pt
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
77.7 pt
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H
73.9 pt
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
73.5 pt
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
72.4 pt
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
71.3 pt
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
70.7 pt
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H
69.5 pt
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
64.9 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Average of class Gaming
  (5668 - 36249, n=218, last 2 years)
20413 Points +25%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
19250 Points +18%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
17940 Points +10%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
17667 Points +8%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
17626 Points +8%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
17210 Points +5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
16624 Points +2%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H
16340 Points
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
16170 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (4032 - 19330, n=63)
15636 Points -4%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
14512 Points -11%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H
13577 Points -17%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
1914 Points +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (1136 - 2235, n=216, last 2 years)
1839 Points +3%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
1825 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1819 Points +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
1817 Points +2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
1808 Points +2%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H
1808 Points +2%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
1803 Points +1%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H
1779 Points
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
1759 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (778 - 1826, n=62)
1758 Points -1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1583 Points -11%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (2179 - 13824, n=216, last 2 years)
7764 Points +25%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
7382 Points +19%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
6741 Points +8%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
6675 Points +7%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
6651 Points +7%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
6404 Points +3%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
6385 Points +3%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H
6216 Points
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
6044 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1576 - 7407, n=63)
5933 Points -5%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5598 Points -10%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H
5388 Points -13%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
735 Points +6%
Average of class Gaming
  (439 - 855, n=216, last 2 years)
708 Points +2%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
702 Points +1%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
696 Points 0%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H
696 Points 0%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H
695 Points
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
694 Points 0%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
693 Points 0%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
690 Points -1%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
683 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (300 - 704, n=63)
679 Points -2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
619 Points -11%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Gaming
  (905 - 5663, n=221, last 2 years)
3213 Points +24%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
2903 (2783min - 2902.76max) Points +12%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
2844 (2577.65min - 2843.74max) Points +10%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
2731 Points +5%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
2729 (2493.77min - 2729.26max) Points +5%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
2722 (1726.89min - 2722.38max) Points +5%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
2605 (1656.04min - 2605.35max) Points 0%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
2711 (2667.56min - 2711.13max) Points +4%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
2711 Points +4%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H
2595 (2313.34min - 2594.88max) Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1379 - 2916, n=69)
2517 Points -3%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
2380 Points -8%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H
2159 Points -17%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
277 Points +6%
Average of class Gaming
  (184.5 - 318, n=220, last 2 years)
271 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
263 Points 0%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
263 Points 0%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
260 Points -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
262 Points 0%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
262 Points 0%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H
262 Points
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H
261 Points 0%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
260 Points -1%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
257 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (113 - 263, n=64)
253 Points -3%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
251.83 Points -4%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
271 Seconds * -38%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
236 Seconds * -20%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H
233 Seconds * -19%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (168 - 732, n=62)
225 Seconds * -15%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
215 Seconds * -10%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
200.1 Seconds * -2%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H
196 Seconds *
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
187 Seconds * +5%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
187 Seconds * +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 555, n=212, last 2 years)
184.1 Seconds * +6%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
177.7 Seconds * +9%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
171 Seconds * +13%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average of class Gaming
  (23795 - 140932, n=214, last 2 years)
80184 MIPS +31%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
71756 MIPS +18%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
70903 MIPS +16%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
69454 MIPS +14%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
64918 MIPS +6%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
63442 MIPS +4%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H
61042 MIPS
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (22844 - 73067, n=62)
60292 MIPS -1%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
58296 MIPS -4%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H
56787 MIPS -7%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
56454 MIPS -8%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
53056 MIPS -13%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average of class Gaming
  (4502 - 7581, n=214, last 2 years)
6188 MIPS +7%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
6033 MIPS +5%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
5848 MIPS +1%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
5847 MIPS +1%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
5835 MIPS +1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5821 MIPS +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
5820 MIPS +1%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
5804 MIPS +1%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H
5797 MIPS +1%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H
5764 MIPS
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
5739 MIPS 0%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2743 - 5972, n=62)
5648 MIPS -2%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Average of class Gaming
  (4557 - 23086, n=219, last 2 years)
14136 Points +24%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
13161 Points +16%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
13033 Points +15%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
12981 Points +14%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
12832 Points +13%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
11794 Points +4%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
11748 Points +3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (5144 - 13745, n=63)
11729 Points +3%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H
11372 Points
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H
11193 Points -2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
10274 Points -10%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
10180 Points -10%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
1847 Points +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (1196 - 2210, n=219, last 2 years)
1838 Points +4%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H
1772 Points
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H
1772 Points 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
1762 Points -1%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
1755 Points -1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
1755 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1746 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (803 - 1851, n=63)
1732 Points -2%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
1728 Points -2%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
1718 Points -3%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1597 Points -10%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (6.72 - 37.6, n=215, last 2 years)
22.1 fps +21%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
21.4 fps +18%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
20.7 fps +14%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
19.6 fps +8%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
19.3 fps +6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
18.2 fps 0%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H
18.2 fps
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
17.9 fps -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (4.67 - 21.8, n=63)
16.7 fps -8%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H
16.6 fps -9%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
16.2 fps -11%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
13.1 fps -28%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
81.7 s * -90%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
48.2 s * -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.8 - 96.6, n=211, last 2 years)
47.9 s * -12%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (34.2 - 95.3, n=62)
45.7 s * -7%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H
42.9 s *
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
42.1 s * +2%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
41.3 s * +4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
41.1 s * +4%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
40.3 s * +6%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H
39.7 s * +7%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
37.5 s * +13%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
34.2 s * +20%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
0.4874 sec * -9%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (0.4441 - 1.052, n=62)
0.4723 sec * -5%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4647 sec * -4%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H
0.4587 sec * -2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4565 sec * -2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4548 sec * -2%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4506 sec * -1%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4495 sec * -0%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.448 sec * -0%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 0.658, n=214, last 2 years)
0.448 sec * -0%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4479 sec *
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.424 sec * +5%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2595 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
201 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
262 Points
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Performance Rating
Average of class Gaming
 
96.7 pt
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
82.8 pt
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
71.9 pt
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
69.2 pt
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
69.1 pt
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
67.9 pt
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
66.5 pt
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65.9 pt
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
65.3 pt
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
62.7 pt
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
62.5 pt
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
58.7 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Average of class Gaming
  (4986 - 60169, n=211, last 2 years)
19934 KRay/s +131%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
17008 KRay/s +97%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
14049 KRay/s +63%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
12736 KRay/s +48%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2585 - 17957, n=62)
10834 KRay/s +26%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9576 KRay/s +11%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9159 KRay/s +6%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9023 KRay/s +5%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
8965 KRay/s +4%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
8660 KRay/s 0%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
8630 KRay/s
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
8562 KRay/s -1%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
106412 Points +177%
Average of class Gaming
  (25360 - 252486, n=211, last 2 years)
99417 Points +158%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
70745 Points +84%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
63698 Points +66%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (12439 - 90760, n=62)
52825 Points +37%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
41723 Points +8%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
41712 Points +8%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
41116 Points +7%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
40863 Points +6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
40112 Points +4%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
39340 Points +2%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
38460 Points
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Average of class Gaming
  (1339 - 10389, n=211, last 2 years)
4562 MB/s +51%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3536 MB/s +17%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3442 MB/s +14%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3235 MB/s +7%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3213 MB/s +7%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3192 MB/s +6%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (833 - 4242, n=62)
3077 MB/s +2%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3034 MB/s +1%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3023 MB/s 0%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
3015 MB/s
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2995 MB/s -1%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2992 MB/s -1%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Average of class Gaming
  (41257 - 200651, n=211, last 2 years)
112466 Points +13%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
105616 Points +7%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
105546 Points +6%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
102811 Points +4%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
99671 Points +1%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
99311 Points 0%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
99139 Points
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
98607 Points -1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
98058 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (57923 - 103202, n=62)
97916 Points -1%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
97910 Points -1%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
89537 Points -10%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
13205 Points +36%
Average of class Gaming
  (3925 - 32988, n=211, last 2 years)
12541 Points +29%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9928 Points +2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9923 Points +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9902 Points +2%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9899 Points +2%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
9889 Points +2%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
9730 Points
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9703 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (3249 - 9939, n=62)
9055 Points -7%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
8726 Points -10%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
8654 Points -11%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
58527 Points +153%
Average of class Gaming
  (12321 - 134044, n=211, last 2 years)
50430 Points +118%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
33385 Points +44%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
31084 Points +34%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (7135 - 44760, n=62)
27939 Points +21%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
27081 Points +17%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
25690 Points +11%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
24991 Points +8%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
24769 Points +7%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
24075 Points +4%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
23537 Points +2%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
23177 Points
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
113172 MB/s +20%
Average of class Gaming
  (19065 - 328679, n=211, last 2 years)
110597 MB/s +17%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
102398 MB/s +8%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
99638 MB/s +5%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
97298 MB/s +3%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
94470 MB/s
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
92739 MB/s -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (31839 - 144360, n=62)
85388 MB/s -10%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
66930 MB/s -29%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
66240 MB/s -30%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
64966 MB/s -31%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
60972 MB/s -35%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average of class Gaming
  (269 - 2409, n=211, last 2 years)
1263 MB/s +21%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1158 MB/s +10%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
1128 MB/s +8%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
1084 MB/s +3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1078 MB/s +3%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1069 MB/s +2%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
1048 MB/s
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1032 MB/s -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (305 - 1171, n=62)
970 MB/s -7%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
881 MB/s -16%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
860 MB/s -18%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
705 MB/s -33%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Average of class Gaming
  (2540 - 31796, n=211, last 2 years)
10771 KRay/s +118%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9005 KRay/s +82%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
7606 KRay/s +54%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
6843 KRay/s +38%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1437 - 9692, n=62)
5986 KRay/s +21%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
5742 KRay/s +16%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
5337 KRay/s +8%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
5237 KRay/s +6%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
5184 KRay/s +5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
5011 KRay/s +1%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
4967 KRay/s +1%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
4941 KRay/s
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
40310 MPixel/s +52%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
39921 MPixel/s +50%
Average of class Gaming
  (10805 - 60161, n=212, last 2 years)
38077 MPixel/s +43%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
35065 MPixel/s +32%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
35020 MPixel/s +32%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
33458 MPixel/s +26%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (12863 - 52207, n=62)
33149 MPixel/s +25%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
29677 MPixel/s +12%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
27526 MPixel/s +4%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
27374 MPixel/s +3%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
26587 MPixel/s
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
20495 MPixel/s -23%

Check out our dedicated Intel Core i7-12700H page for more information and performance comparisons.

System Performance

Competing devices are able to edge-out the Crosshair 15 R6E in PCMark 10 scores but not by much. CrossMark sees the Crosshair 15 R6E put out a much improved performance.

AIDA64 tests see the Crosshair 15 R6E trail behind other Core i7-12700H-powered laptops. We did not experience any particular performance concerns with daily productivity tasks or web browsing.

PCMark 10 / Score
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
7695 Points +9%
Average of class Gaming
  (5235 - 9852, n=191, last 2 years)
7642 Points +8%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
7582 Points +7%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
7579 Points +7%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7555 Points +7%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
7458 Points +5%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (7082 - 7647, n=2)
7365 Points +4%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
7188 Points +1%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
7135 Points +1%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
7082 Points
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6941 Points -2%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ1T0HBLB
6854 Points -3%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
10847 Points +8%
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
10764 Points +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (8300 - 12334, n=190, last 2 years)
10751 Points +7%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10586 Points +5%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (10076 - 10926, n=2)
10501 Points +4%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10431 Points +4%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
10380 Points +3%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
10351 Points +3%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
10076 Points
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ1T0HBLB
10028 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10004 Points -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9892 Points -2%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
10352 Points +9%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
9879 Points +4%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9875 Points +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (6662 - 14612, n=190, last 2 years)
9788 Points +3%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
9751 Points +3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (9460 - 9877, n=2)
9669 Points +2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
9593 Points +1%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ1T0HBLB
9505 Points 0%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
9495 Points 0%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
9460 Points
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
9111 Points -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9024 Points -5%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
12249 Points +21%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11849 Points +17%
Average of class Gaming
  (6462 - 18475, n=190, last 2 years)
11615 Points +15%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
11488 Points +14%
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
11099 Points +10%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
11007 Points +9%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (10113 - 11245, n=2)
10679 Points +6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10165 Points +1%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
10113 Points
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10074 Points 0%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
9741 Points -4%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ1T0HBLB
9169 Points -9%
CrossMark / Overall
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
2096 Points +5%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
2003 Points
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1955 Points -2%
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1947 Points -3%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
1942 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (1844 - 2003, n=2)
1924 Points -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (1247 - 2334, n=166, last 2 years)
1885 Points -6%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ1T0HBLB
1811 Points -10%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1808 Points -10%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1788 Points -11%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1624 Points -19%
CrossMark / Productivity
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
2062 Points +5%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
1971 Points
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
1902 Points -4%
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1887 Points -4%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (1785 - 1971, n=2)
1878 Points -5%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1869 Points -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (1299 - 2204, n=166, last 2 years)
1792 Points -9%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1748 Points -11%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ1T0HBLB
1720 Points -13%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1696 Points -14%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1591 Points -19%
CrossMark / Creativity
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
2086 Points +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (1275 - 2674, n=166, last 2 years)
2058 Points +4%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2050 Points +4%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
2041 Points +3%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ1T0HBLB
1987 Points 0%
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1983 Points 0%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
1979 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (1912 - 1979, n=2)
1946 Points -2%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
1921 Points -3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1861 Points -6%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1749 Points -12%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
2230 Points +2%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
2182 Points
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
2137 Points -2%
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
2022 Points -7%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (1824 - 2182, n=2)
2003 Points -8%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1940 Points -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (1030 - 2330, n=166, last 2 years)
1697 Points -22%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1693 Points -22%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ1T0HBLB
1598 Points -27%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1526 Points -30%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1382 Points -37%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
6083 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
9960 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
6346 points
PCMark 10 Score
7082 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
62646 MB/s +34%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
61994 MB/s +32%
Average of class Gaming
  (21842 - 94222, n=211, last 2 years)
61179 MB/s +31%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (25615 - 80511, n=62)
53891 MB/s +15%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
52186 MB/s +11%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
51726 MB/s +10%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
50524 MB/s +8%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
50140 MB/s +7%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
46853 MB/s
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
46035 MB/s -2%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
45624 MB/s -3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
42783 MB/s -9%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
66478 MB/s +34%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
65341 MB/s +32%
Average of class Gaming
  (23681 - 90647, n=211, last 2 years)
65125 MB/s +32%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
59656 MB/s +21%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
59324 MB/s +20%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
57551 MB/s +16%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (25586 - 79442, n=62)
57340 MB/s +16%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
51131 MB/s +3%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
49493 MB/s
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
48866 MB/s -1%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
47675 MB/s -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
45184 MB/s -9%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
66256 MB/s +40%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65252 MB/s +38%
Average of class Gaming
  (22986 - 103259, n=211, last 2 years)
63261 MB/s +33%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
58630 MB/s +24%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
58535 MB/s +23%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
58294 MB/s +23%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
55326 MB/s +17%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (23679 - 88660, n=62)
54793 MB/s +15%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
47441 MB/s
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
47383 MB/s 0%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
47016 MB/s -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
44759 MB/s -6%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
96.9 ns * -5%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
95.7 ns * -4%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
95.3 ns * -3%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
95.1 ns * -3%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
94.7 ns * -3%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
92.2 ns *
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
91.9 ns * -0%
Average of class Gaming
  (59.5 - 152.5, n=209, last 2 years)
90.6 ns * +2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
89.7 ns * +3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (76.2 - 133.9, n=60)
77.8 ns * +16%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
0 ns * +100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
0 ns * +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

Our standardized LatencyMon test sees the Crosshair 15 R6E having somewhat of a higher DPC latency than other Core i7-12700H-powered laptops. We observed increased latency after running the Prime95 in-place large FFTs test following our YouTube benchmark.

The Windows Kernel Mode Driver Framework seems to be the reason for increased latency values.

MSI Crosshair 15 R6E - DPC Latency during YouTube benchmark
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E - DPC Latency during YouTube benchmark
Increased DPC latency after running Prime95 in-place large FFTs
Increased DPC latency after running Prime95 in-place large FFTs
Wdf01000.sys seems to have the highest execution time
Wdf01000.sys seems to have the highest execution time
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (i7-12700H, RTX 3080 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
2181.7 μs * -110%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
2156 μs * -108%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 15 (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
2068.1 μs * -99%
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1109.7 μs * -7%
MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-050
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
1038.9 μs *
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
911 μs * +12%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
814 μs * +22%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
748 μs * +28%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
624 μs * +40%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ1T0HBLB
541.5 μs * +48%

* ... smaller is better

More latency comparisons across reviewed devices can be found in our DPC Latency Ranking page.

Storage Devices

The Micron 2450 1 TB NVMe PCIe SSD does not break any speed records. The Crosshair 15 R6E's two NVMe M.2 slots and the Micron drive itself support PCIe Gen 4, but the performance is more in line with PCIe Gen 3 speeds. That being said, the drive is able to come close to its rated I/O specifications for the most part.

The drive exhibits no throttling in our DiskSpd read loop test at a queue depth of 8. There is no scope for adding a 2.5-inch SATA storage expansion.

Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3664 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3511 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 865.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 601.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2191 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 3500 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 72.44 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 284 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 2128.6 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 1665.4 MB/s