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MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF review: Gaming laptop with low-power RTX 4060

Power saver. The compact Cyborg 15 is not designed for the highest performance, but mobility, a long battery life, and low power consumption play a big role. Nonetheless, the Core i7-12650H and GeForce RTX 4060 still allow you to play all the current games smoothly on the Cyborg 15.

The mobile gaming laptop from MSI doesn't want - and also isn't able - to establish any new performance records. The Core i7-12650H and GeForce RTX 4060 are run with conservative power limits and a low TGP (45 Watt), resulting in a fairly low power consumption. A 120-Watt power supply is all that is needed for the laptop. The competitors include laptops such as the Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617, the Aorus 15 XE5, the MSI Katana 15 B12VEK, the HP Victus 15, and the Schenker XMG Fusion 15.

MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF (Cyborg 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-12650H 10 x 1.7 - 4.7 GHz, 78 W PL2 / Short Burst, 55 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 1470 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, 45 W TDP ( including 10 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 31.0.15.3141, Optimus
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5-4800, dual-channel mode, two memory slots (both in use)
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HAN15.1, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB, 1024 GB 
, PCIe 4, M.2-2280, 867 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC256
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio port, TPM 2.0
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): 22.9 x 359 x 250 ( = 0.9 x 14.13 x 9.84 in)
Battery
53.5 Wh, 4700 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Microsoft 365 (trial), Microsoft OneNote (trial), Norton 360 (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.98 kg ( = 69.84 oz / 4.37 pounds), Power Supply: 488 g ( = 17.21 oz / 1.08 pounds)
Price
1799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82.4 %
04/2023
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2 kg22.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
86.2 %
02/2023
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
R7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
2.2 kg27 mm16.00"1920x1200
85.5 %
12/2022
Aorus 15 XE5
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.3 kg24 mm15.60"2560x1440
87.4 %
08/2022
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
1.9 kg21.65 mm15.60"2560x1440
82.9 %
03/2023
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg24.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
81 %
12/2022
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
2.3 kg23.6 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - A12VF with 180-degree opening angle

Most parts of the compact case are made of plastic, with metal only being used for the back of the case lid. MSI uses a mainly discrete design, and the laptop wouldn't look out of place in professional office surroundings. The black base color is loosened up by some transparent case elements such as the case bottom, with the keyboard illumination in turquoise blue also adding some color.

The laptop doesn't reveal any faults in the workmanship. The gaps are even, and we don't notice any material protrusions. While the base unit and lid can be warped, this remains within limits. The hinges hold the lid tightly in place, with a maximum opening angle of 180 degrees. The laptop can be opened using a single hand.

While the dimensions of the MSI laptop are similar to those of the competitors, it is one of the lighter gaming laptops in the 15.6-inch format.

Size Comparison

360 mm / 14.2 in 244 mm / 9.61 in 24 mm / 0.945 in 2.3 kg5.1 lbs359 mm / 14.1 in 259 mm / 10.2 in 24.9 mm / 0.98 in 2.3 kg5.03 lbs355 mm / 14 in 252 mm / 9.92 in 27 mm / 1.063 in 2.2 kg4.82 lbs359 mm / 14.1 in 250 mm / 9.84 in 22.9 mm / 0.902 in 2 kg4.37 lbs358 mm / 14.1 in 255 mm / 10 in 23.6 mm / 0.929 in 2.3 kg5.14 lbs356.4 mm / 14 in 233.8 mm / 9.2 in 21.65 mm / 0.852 in 1.9 kg4.28 lbs297 mm / 11.7 in 210 mm / 8.27 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Equipment - The MSI laptop doesn't offer Thunderbolt

The connection equipment is limited, with two available USB-A ports (USB 3.2 Gen 1) and a single USB-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 1). The latter also supports DisplayPort. Together there are two video output options (1x DP, 1x HDMI). In addition, there is a combined audio port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and an opening for a cable lock. A storage card reader is not available.

Left side: space for a cable lock, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A), audio combo port
Left side: space for a cable lock, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A), audio combo port
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-C; DisplayPort), HDMI 2.1, Gigabit Ethernet, power port
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-C; DisplayPort), HDMI 2.1, Gigabit Ethernet, power port

Communication

The WLAN transfer rates determined under optimal conditions (with no additional WLAN devices in close proximity and a short distance between the laptop and server PC) turn out excellent and correspond to the capabilities of the Wi-Fi chip (Intel AX201). Wired network connections are handled by a Gigabit Ethernet chip (RTL8168/8111; 1 Gbit/s) from Realtek.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1606 (1267min - 1656max) MBit/s
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1529 (623min - 1608max) MBit/s -5%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (438 - 1715, n=70)
1294 MBit/s -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (469 - 1793, n=156, last 2 years)
1249 MBit/s -22%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1119 (873min - 1194max) MBit/s -30%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
MediaTek MT7921
908 (806min - 973max) MBit/s -43%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
MediaTek MT7921
816 (759min - 856max) MBit/s -49%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1679 (1634min - 1714max) MBit/s
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1666 (840min - 1685max) MBit/s -1%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1612 (817min - 1646max) MBit/s -4%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (390 - 1734, n=75)
1430 MBit/s -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=159, last 2 years)
1379 MBit/s -18%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
MediaTek MT7921
899 (755min - 936max) MBit/s -46%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
MediaTek MT7921
811 (699min - 859max) MBit/s -52%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1664 (1336min - 1741max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (853 - 1788, n=78, last 2 years)
1491 MBit/s
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (390 - 1670, n=3)
993 MBit/s
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Aorus 15 XE5 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1664 (1336-1741)
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1606 (1267-1656)
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617 MediaTek MT7921; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø908 (806-973)
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22) Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1119 (873-1194)
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1509 (623-1608)
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr MediaTek MT7921; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø816 (759-856)
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1679 (1634-1714)
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617 MediaTek MT7921; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø898 (755-936)
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22) Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1584 (817-1646)
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1637 (840-1685)
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr MediaTek MT7921; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø810 (699-859)

Webcam

The webcam (0.9 MP, max. 1,280 x 720 pixels) doesn't offer a mechanical cover. The quality it delivers is standard fare. The color accuracy is lacking, and with a color deviation of about 16, the target of DeltaE < 3 is missed.

ColorChecker
16.8 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
14 ∆E
26.7 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
21.4 ∆E
18 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
2 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
16 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
16 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF: 16.28 ∆E min: 2.01 - max: 26.71 ∆E

Accessories

The laptop does not include any additional accessories besides the usual documentation (quick start instructions and warranty information).

Maintenance

After removing all the screws on the bottom, the case bottom can be removed with the help of a small prying tool or spatula. But you have to be careful, since it is held by fairly tight plastic clips. After removing the bottom, you get access to the working memory banks (both occupied), SSD (PCIe 4), BIOS battery, WLAN module, fan, speakers, and battery.

Cyborg 15 hardware
Cyborg 15 hardware

Warranty

MSI offers a 2-year warranty period for the 15.6-inch laptop in Germany. You can also purchase a warranty extension by one or two years for about 120 and 250 Euros (~$133 and $276) respectively.

Input Devices - The Cyborg distinguishes the WASD keys for gaming

Keyboard

The flat and smooth keys of the illuminated chiclet keyboard offer a short stroke and clear pressure point. The key resistance is decent. The keyboard has some slight give while typing, but this does not turn out to be annoying. As typical for MSI devices, the "Fn" key is not placed at the same position as usual in other laptop keyboards. The single-color keyboard illumination offers three steps of brightness and is controlled via a Function key. Overall, MSI delivers a keyboard that is suitable for everyday operation.

Touchpad

The smooth surface of the multitouch capable Clickpad (~12 x 7.5 cm, ~4.7 x 2.8 in) facilitates sliding of the fingers. It responds to inputs at the corners and also offers a short stroke and clear pressure point.

Cyborg 15 keyboard
Cyborg 15 keyboard

Display - FHD panel with low color space coverage

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The 144-Hz panel in 16:9 format only offers mediocre response times. On the other hand, the fact that it doesn't show PWM flickering at any brightness level is a positive point. The brightness and contrast of the matte 15.6-inch FHD display miss the corresponding targets of >1,000:1 and 300 cd/m² respectively, even though the contrast comes close.

The competitors do a better job here, and the rest of the devices in our comparison field have brighter displays.

241
cd/m²
224
cd/m²
226
cd/m²
233
cd/m²
247
cd/m²
225
cd/m²
246
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
221
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B156HAN15.1 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 247 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 233.9 cd/m² Minimum: 12.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 250 cd/m²
Contrast: 988:1 (Black: 0.25 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.78 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.97, calibrated: 3.94
ΔE Greyscale 2.16 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
43.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
62.6% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
42.3% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.33
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
AU Optronics B156HAN15.1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6"
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
NE160WUM-NX2 (BOE0B33), IPS-Level, 1920x1200, 16"
Aorus 15 XE5
Chi Mei N156KME-GNA, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.6"
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
BOE CQ NE156QHM-NY2, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.6"
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
AUOAF90 (B156HAN08.4), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6"
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
CMN1521, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6"
Display
61%
93%
56%
-10%
-1%
Display P3 Coverage
42.3
69.4
64%
95.2
125%
67.3
59%
38.1
-10%
42
-1%
sRGB Coverage
62.6
97.8
56%
99.9
60%
96.7
54%
56.8
-9%
62.7
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
43.7
70.9
62%
84.5
93%
68.2
56%
39.3
-10%
43.4
-1%
Response Times
26%
37%
49%
-84%
-77%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
22 ?(9, 13)
17 ?(8, 9)
23%
14.4 ?(6.9, 7.5)
35%
11.6 ?(5.6, 6)
47%
38.8 ?(18.6, 20.2)
-76%
35.2 ?(18, 17.2)
-60%
Response Time Black / White *
14 ?(7, 7)
10.1 ?(5.4, 4.7)
28%
8.6 ?(5.1, 3.5)
39%
7 ?(3.3, 3.7)
50%
26.8 ?(14.2, 12.6)
-91%
27.2 ?(15.6, 11.6)
-94%
PWM Frequency
Screen
31%
1%
-8%
-28%
-13%
Brightness middle
247
308
25%
336
36%
326
32%
261
6%
284.3
15%
Brightness
234
293
25%
316
35%
303
29%
258
10%
262
12%
Brightness Distribution
89
90
1%
89
0%
89
0%
92
3%
87
-2%
Black Level *
0.25
0.23
8%
0.34
-36%
0.33
-32%
0.19
24%
0.17
32%
Contrast
988
1339
36%
988
0%
988
0%
1374
39%
1672
69%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.78
1.47
61%
3.36
11%
2.73
28%
5.57
-47%
4.52
-20%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.42
2.98
54%
6.67
-4%
9.54
-49%
20.6
-221%
18.67
-191%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
3.94
1.02
74%
0.74
81%
1.36
65%
4.63
-18%
1.55
61%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.16
2.2
-2%
4.7
-118%
5.2
-141%
3.19
-48%
4.1
-90%
Gamma
2.33 94%
2.228 99%
2.244 98%
2.074 106%
2.45 90%
2.3 96%
CCT
6906 94%
6228 104%
6897 94%
6911 94%
6146 106%
6529 100%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
39% / 37%
44% / 26%
32% / 14%
-41% / -32%
-30% / -19%

* ... smaller is better

In the state of delivery, the color reproduction of the display is very decent, with the deviation of 3.8 just barely missing the target of DeltaE < 3. While a calibration increases the color deviation, it also ensures a more balanced grayscale.

The panel is unable to cover the AdobeRGB (44%), sRGB (63%), and DCI-P3 (42%) color spaces. It is therefore not suited for application scenarios that depend on color accuracy. Competitors such as the Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617 and XMG Fusion 15 are more suitable here, and their displays are able to cover the sRGB color space.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
Cyborg vs. sRGB
Cyborg vs. sRGB
Cyborg vs. AdobeRGB
Cyborg vs. AdobeRGB
Cyborg vs. DCI P3
Cyborg vs. DCI P3

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
14 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 7 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 30 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
22 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 13 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 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 29 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.4 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 17560 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The viewing angles of the IPS panel are stable, and it can be read easily from any angle. Outdoors, the display contents can be read when the sun isn't too bright.

The Cyborg outdoors
The Cyborg outdoors
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Alder Lake and Ada Lovelace on a tight leash

With the Cyborg 15 A12VF series, MSI offers mobile gaming laptops that use the GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop graphics core in a lower power configuration with a TGP of 45 watts. This is accompanied by Alder Lake processors from Intel. The price points of the A12VF models available at the time of this test range between around 1,250 and 1,800 Euros (~$1,382 - $1,989). The price of our test unit lies at the top end of this scale.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
Nvidia Systeminfo
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
 

Test Conditions

The preinstalled MSI Center software (see pictures) or "Fn" + "F7" key combination allows you to switch between the four performance profiles (see table below). We used the "Extreme Performance" profile for the benchmarks and "Super Battery" for the battery tests. Alternatively, an AI-based "Smart Auto" function that automatically selects the profile that best suits the current usage scenario is also available.

Extreme Performance Balanced Silent Mode Super Battery
Power Limit 1 55 Watt 45 Watt 20 Watt 15 Watt
Power Limit 2 78 Watt 70 Watt 20 Watt 15 Watt
MSI Center
MSI Center
MSI Center
MSI Center
MSI Center
MSI Center
MSI Center
MSI Center
MSI Center
MSI Center
MSI Center
MSI Center

Processor

The Core i7-12650H Alder Lake processor consists of six Performance cores (hyperthreading, 2.3 to 4.7 GHz) and four Efficiency cores (no hyperthreading, 1.7 to 3.5 GHz), resulting in a total of sixteen logical CPU cores.

In mains operation, the CPU runs though the CPU tests of the Cinebench R15 benchmark at medium high to high (multithread) and high to maximum (single-thread) clock speeds. In battery operation, the single-thread performance drops slightly (205 points), and the multithread performance drops more significantly (994 points). Overall, the benchmark results range slightly above the average for the CPU that we determined so far.

The CB15 loop test shows that constant multithread load causes the Turbo speed to drop slightly after the second run and that the processor is unable to maintain a constant level.

Multithread (mains operation)
Multithread (mains operation)
Single-thread (mains operation)
Single-thread (mains operation)

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

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MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF Intel Core i7-12650H: Ø1776 (1635.52-2155.04)
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617 AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS: Ø2250 (2235.89-2298.72)
Aorus 15 XE5 Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø1985 (1932.74-2711.24)
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22) Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1427 (1394.46-1547.03)
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK Intel Core i7-12650H: Ø1968 (1876.44-2253.14)
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø1980 (1935.64-2695.78)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop (Extreme Performance)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop (Extreme Performance)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop (Balanced)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop (Balanced)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop (Silent Mode)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop (Silent Mode)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop (Super Battery)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop (Super Battery)
CPU Performance Rating - Percent
Average of class Gaming
 
84.3 pt
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
72.7 pt
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
69 pt
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
68.4 pt
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
68.3 pt
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
64.6 pt
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
 
61.3 pt
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H
54.6 pt
Cinebench R23
Multi Core
Average of class Gaming
  (5668 - 36249, n=209, last 2 years)
20823 Points +46%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
16170 Points +13%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
15537 Points +9%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
15271 (12272min - 15271.4max) Points +7%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
14252 Points
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
13995 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (5362 - 15537, n=14)
11525 Points -19%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H
10742 Points -25%
Single Core
Average of class Gaming
  (1136 - 2235, n=207, last 2 years)
1847 Points +5%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
1759 Points 0%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
1758 Points
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
1756 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (1428 - 1808, n=14)
1722 Points -2%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
1697 Points -3%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1561 Points -11%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1515 Points -14%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (2179 - 13832, n=207, last 2 years)
7915 Points +44%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
6044 Points +10%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
6009 Points +9%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
5921 Points +8%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
5506 Points
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
5441 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (2106 - 6009, n=14)
4459 Points -19%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H
4148 Points -25%
CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (439 - 855, n=207, last 2 years)
711 Points +5%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
683 Points +1%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
681 Points 0%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
679 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (552 - 696, n=14)
664 Points -2%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
652 Points -4%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
612 Points -10%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H
580 Points -15%
Cinebench R15
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Gaming
  (905 - 5663, n=212, last 2 years)
3268 Points +52%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
2711 Points +26%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
2696 (1935.64min - 2695.78max) Points +25%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
2299 (2235.89min - 2298.72max) Points +7%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
2253 (1876.44min - 2253.14max) Points +5%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
2155 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (753 - 2253, n=14)
1770 Points -18%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1547 Points -28%
CPU Single 64Bit
Average of class Gaming
  (198 - 318, n=210, last 2 years)
273 Points +12%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
257 Points +6%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
256 Points +5%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
248 Points +2%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
247 Points +2%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (206 - 261, n=14)
245 Points +1%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
243 Points
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H
229 Points -6%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H
309 Seconds * -24%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (222 - 553, n=15)
300 Seconds * -20%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
250 Seconds *
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
236 Seconds * +6%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
234 Seconds * +6%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
234 Seconds * +6%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
225 Seconds * +10%
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 555, n=201, last 2 years)
180.5 Seconds * +28%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Average of class Gaming
  (23795 - 140932, n=205, last 2 years)
81711 MIPS +47%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
61292 MIPS +11%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
59034 MIPS +7%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
58296 MIPS +5%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
55420 MIPS
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
50905 MIPS -8%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H
47298 MIPS -15%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (27053 - 59034, n=14)
46612 MIPS -16%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Average of class Gaming
  (4502 - 7581, n=205, last 2 years)
6228 MIPS +8%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
5826 MIPS +1%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
5779 MIPS 0%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
5765 MIPS
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
5739 MIPS 0%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (5265 - 6116, n=14)
5635 MIPS -2%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
5537 MIPS -4%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H
5492 MIPS -5%
Geekbench 5.5
Multi-Core
Average of class Gaming
  (4557 - 23194, n=208, last 2 years)
14361 Points +30%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
12832 Points +16%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
11198 Points +1%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
11041 Points
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
10348 Points -6%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
9836 Points -11%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (6478 - 11284, n=16)
9797 Points -11%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H
8261 Points -25%
Single-Core
Average of class Gaming
  (1196 - 2210, n=208, last 2 years)
1850 Points +4%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
1782 Points 0%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
1781 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (1590 - 1797, n=16)
1743 Points -2%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
1728 Points -3%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
1667 Points -6%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1579 Points -11%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1574 Points -12%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (6.72 - 38.9, n=205, last 2 years)
22.5 fps +40%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
17.5 fps +9%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
17.4 fps +8%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
16.2 fps +1%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
16.1 fps
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
16.1 fps 0%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
15.7 fps -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (6.62 - 17.4, n=16)
13.8 fps -14%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H
12.8 fps -20%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
59.1 s * -51%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
49.3 s * -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (31.4 - 96.6, n=202, last 2 years)
48.2 s * -23%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H
47.5 s * -21%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
47 s * -20%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (35.1 - 58.5, n=14)
42.9 s * -10%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
39.1 s *
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
37.5 s * +4%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.557 sec * -19%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
0.5 sec * -6%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
0.4904 sec * -4%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (0.4584 - 0.515, n=14)
0.478 sec * -2%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4715 sec * -0%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H
0.47 sec *
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4647 sec * +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 0.658, n=205, last 2 years)
0.4458 sec * +5%

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Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
197.73 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2155 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
243 Points
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Performance Rating
Average of class Gaming
 
97.6 pt
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
81.4 pt
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
72.2 pt
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
70.8 pt
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
70.5 pt
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
66.2 pt
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
61.7 pt
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
 
56.3 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Average of class Gaming
  (4986 - 60169, n=202, last 2 years)
20616 KRay/s +64%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
16661 KRay/s +32%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
15620 KRay/s +24%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
12736 KRay/s +1%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
12692 KRay/s +1%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
12680 KRay/s +1%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
12590 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (5422 - 15620, n=14)
10778 KRay/s -14%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Average of class Gaming
  (25360 - 252486, n=202, last 2 years)
102506 Points +49%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
101275 Points +47%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
76434 Points +11%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
68900 Points
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
63698 Points -8%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
62814 Points -9%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
61649 Points -11%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (26386 - 76434, n=14)
55072 Points -20%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Average of class Gaming
  (1339 - 10389, n=202, last 2 years)
4676 MB/s +56%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
4107 MB/s +37%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
3494 MB/s +17%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
3244 MB/s +8%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3023 MB/s +1%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2992 MB/s
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
2876 MB/s -4%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (1479 - 3244, n=14)
2392 MB/s -20%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Average of class Gaming
  (41257 - 200651, n=202, last 2 years)
114017 Points +34%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
104709 Points +23%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
102811 Points +21%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
102409 Points +21%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
87225 Points +3%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
86848 Points +2%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
84959 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (59278 - 89537, n=14)
77353 Points -9%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Average of class Gaming
  (3925 - 32988, n=202, last 2 years)
12787 Points +49%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
12691 Points +48%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
8872 Points +4%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
8694 Points +2%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
8654 Points +1%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
8557 Points
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
8415 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (4690 - 8726, n=14)
7255 Points -15%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
55209 Points +76%
Average of class Gaming
  (12321 - 134044, n=202, last 2 years)
51965 Points +65%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
37738 Points +20%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
37197 Points +18%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
31516 Points 0%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
31425 Points
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
31084 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (15001 - 37738, n=14)
26632 Points -15%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
135380 MB/s +108%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
113172 MB/s +74%
Average of class Gaming
  (19065 - 328679, n=202, last 2 years)
111162 MB/s +71%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
66845 MB/s +3%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
65015 MB/s
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
64725 MB/s 0%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
60410 MB/s -7%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (32702 - 92530, n=14)
59831 MB/s -8%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average of class Gaming
  (269 - 2409, n=202, last 2 years)
1288 MB/s +45%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
891 MB/s
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
883 MB/s -1%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
879 MB/s -1%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
860 MB/s -3%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
808 MB/s -9%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (443 - 891, n=14)
700 MB/s -21%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
690 MB/s -23%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Average of class Gaming
  (2540 - 31796, n=202, last 2 years)
11124 KRay/s +66%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
8923 KRay/s +33%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
8448 KRay/s +26%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
6946 KRay/s +4%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
6843 KRay/s +2%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
6790 KRay/s +1%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
6708 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (3096 - 8448, n=14)
5885 KRay/s -12%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Average of class Gaming
  (10805 - 60161, n=203, last 2 years)
38581 MPixel/s +7%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
37023 MPixel/s +2%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
36156 MPixel/s
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
35065 MPixel/s -3%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (22046 - 44164, n=14)
31632 MPixel/s -13%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
27871 MPixel/s -23%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
26692 MPixel/s -26%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
19764 MPixel/s -45%

System Performance

You cannot expect an extreme performance from the smoothly running system, since it focusses more on other aspects such a compact size, mobility, and a low power consumption. Nonetheless, the hardware that is used is able to handle demanding application areas such as rendering, video processing, and gaming. The transfer rates of the working memory are at a normal level for DDR5-4800 RAM. They are accompanied by good PC-Mark results.

The working memory runs in dual-channel mode.
The working memory runs in dual-channel mode.
PCMark 10 / Score
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
7695 Points +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (5442 - 9852, n=183, last 2 years)
7681 Points +8%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
7332 Points +3%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
7098 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
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7098 Points 0%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6918 Points -3%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
6892 Points -3%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6126 Points -14%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Average of class Gaming
  (8829 - 12334, n=182, last 2 years)
10785 Points +1%
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
10764 Points +1%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
10669 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
10669 Points 0%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
10622 Points 0%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10401 Points -3%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
10180 Points -5%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
9544 Points -11%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
10352 Points +4%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
9931 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
9931 Points 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (6662 - 14612, n=182, last 2 years)
9806 Points -1%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
9744 Points -2%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
9332 Points -6%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9053 Points -9%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
8571 Points -14%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Average of class Gaming
  (6462 - 18475, n=182, last 2 years)
11737 Points +28%
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
11099 Points +21%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
10790 Points +18%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9542 Points +4%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
9159 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
9159 Points 0%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
8957 Points -2%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
7627 Points -17%
CrossMark / Overall
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1947 Points +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (1247 - 2344, n=161, last 2 years)
1885 Points +5%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
1798 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
1798 Points 0%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1718 Points -4%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1656 Points -8%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1656 Points -8%
CrossMark / Productivity
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1887 Points +10%
Average of class Gaming
  (1299 - 2204, n=161, last 2 years)
1791 Points +4%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
1718 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
1718 Points 0%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1653 Points -4%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1640 Points -5%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1595 Points -7%
CrossMark / Creativity
Average of class Gaming
  (1275 - 2660, n=161, last 2 years)
2059 Points +6%
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1983 Points +2%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
1936 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
1936 Points 0%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1840 Points -5%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1826 Points -6%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1692 Points -13%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
2022 Points +22%
Average of class Gaming
  (1030 - 2330, n=161, last 2 years)
1695 Points +3%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
1651 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
1651 Points 0%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1600 Points -3%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1570 Points -5%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1383 Points -16%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5364 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
6432 points
PCMark 10 Score
7098 points
Help
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Average of class Gaming
  (21842 - 94222, n=202, last 2 years)
62215 MB/s +10%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
56679 MB/s
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
56560 MB/s 0%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (43261 - 69735, n=14)
51052 MB/s -10%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
50524 MB/s -11%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
48549 MB/s -14%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
48120 MB/s -15%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
42004 MB/s -26%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Average of class Gaming
  (23681 - 90647, n=202, last 2 years)
66168 MB/s +1%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
65535 MB/s 0%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
65453 MB/s
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
57551 MB/s -12%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (47313 - 67412, n=14)
55861 MB/s -15%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
50338 MB/s -23%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
48849 MB/s -25%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
46966 MB/s -28%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Average of class Gaming
  (22986 - 103259, n=202, last 2 years)
64143 MB/s +14%
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
58294 MB/s +4%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
57505 MB/s +2%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
56131 MB/s
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
55012 MB/s -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (45617 - 59361, n=14)
53407 MB/s -5%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
46056 MB/s -18%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
44756 MB/s -20%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Aorus 15 XE5
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
95.1 ns * -5%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
94.9 ns * -4%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
94 ns * -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (59.5 - 152.5, n=201, last 2 years)
91.5 ns * -1%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
90.9 ns *
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
84.6 ns * +7%
Average Intel Core i7-12650H
  (71.6 - 103.9, n=14)
83.6 ns * +8%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
78.7 ns * +13%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

The standardized Latency Monitor test (web surfing, 4k video reproduction, Prime95 high load) reveals some conspicuous latencies, and the system doesn't appear suited for real-time video and audio processing. Future software updates might lead to some improvements or even make things worse.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
7213.9 μs * -491%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
3261 μs * -167%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1554.9 μs * -27%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
1219.9 μs *
Aorus 15 XE5
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1109.7 μs * +9%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
237.9 μs * +80%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

MSI has equipped the Cyborg with a PCIe 4 SSD (M.2-2280) from Samsung that offers a storage capacity of 1 TB. Even though it delivers good transfer rates, it is not one of the top models among SSDs.

While there is space for a second SSD in the laptop, MSI saves on the necessary slot to connect it. This decision is hard to justify in a laptop of this price class. The option to add a second storage module has become standard at this point, particularly for a gaming laptop.

A PCIe 4 SSD serves as the system drive.
A PCIe 4 SSD serves as the system drive.
It lacks a slot for a second SSD.
It lacks a slot for a second SSD.
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3669 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3053 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 677.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 465 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2761 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2764 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 82.48 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 236.1 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Aorus 15 XE5
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
93.8 pt
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
87 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
74.4 pt
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
61.5 pt
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
60 pt
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
57.5 pt
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
52.4 pt
Average Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
 
48.4 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4199 (4194.93min - 4199.13max) MB/s +59%
Aorus 15 XE5
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
4117 (3552.16min - 4116.81max) MB/s +56%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3702 (3637.58min - 3701.54max) MB/s +40%
Average of class Gaming
  (1319 - 7045, n=183, last 2 years)
3507 MB/s +33%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
2641 (2618.08min - 2641.4max) MB/s
Average Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
  (2497 - 2698, n=4)
2591 MB/s -2%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2460 (2456.1min - 2460.17max) MB/s -7%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2291 (2271.71min - 2290.75max) MB/s -13%
seq write
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4299 (4288.86min - 4298.95max) MB/s +67%
Aorus 15 XE5
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
4236 (3477.46min - 4236.46max) MB/s +65%
Average of class Gaming
  (535 - 9307, n=183, last 2 years)
3781 MB/s +47%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3113 (2869.67min - 3113.43max) MB/s +21%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2991 (2932.66min - 2991.48max) MB/s +17%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2903 (2823.62min - 2902.74max) MB/s +13%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
2567 (2503.61min - 2566.81max) MB/s
Average Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
  (1892 - 2642, n=4)
2338 MB/s -9%
seq q8 t1 read
Aorus 15 XE5
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
7020 (5888.98min - 7020.02max) MB/s +93%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6847 (6590.72min - 6846.78max) MB/s +89%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6719 (5699.43min - 6719.47max) MB/s +85%
Average of class Gaming
  (2594 - 16089, n=183, last 2 years)
6340 MB/s +75%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
4633 (4029.05min - 4633.45max) MB/s +28%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
4556 (3742.64min - 4556.27max) MB/s +26%
Average Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
  (3622 - 3660, n=4)
3641 MB/s 0%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
3629 (3340.34min - 3628.78max) MB/s
seq q8 t1 write
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4999 (4982.73min - 4998.98max) MB/s +78%
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4857 (4829.1min - 4856.73max) MB/s +73%
Average of class Gaming
  (539 - 14571, n=183, last 2 years)
4796 MB/s +70%
Aorus 15 XE5
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
4421 (4173.33min - 4420.8max) MB/s +57%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
3415 (3353.98min - 3415.42max) MB/s +21%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
3411 (3334.51min - 3410.81max) MB/s +21%
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
2813 (2739.96min - 2813.36max) MB/s
Average Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
  (2408 - 2986, n=4)
2776 MB/s -1%
4k q1 t1 read
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF
Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
83.2 (76.7min - 83.24max) MB/s
HP Victus 15 fa0020nr
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
80.9 (75.58min - 80.91max) MB/s -3%
Aorus 15 XE5
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
80.6 (67.84min - 80.61max) MB/s -3%
SCHENKER XMG Fusion 15 (Mid 22)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
77.9 (77.66min - 77.9max) MB/s -6%
Average Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
  (59.3 - 83.2, n=4)
70.8 MB/s -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (30.6 - 95.9, n=183, last 2 years)
66.6 MB/s -20%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
35.5 (35.31min - 35.47max) MB/s -57%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
31.8 (31.24min - 31.76max) MB/s -62%
4k q1