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MSI Delta 15 gaming laptop review: The Radeon RX 6700M makes its debut

Declaration of war against Nvidia. While AMD has been right at the forefront of mobile processors for quite some time, things have looked rather gloomy in recent years when it comes to their mobile graphics cards - at least in the high-end segment. But that's changing now: AMD has launched a clear frontal attack against Nvdia's Ampere GPUs
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MSI Delta 15

The MSI Delta 15 A5EFK is one of the first laptops to feature the brand-new Radeon RX 6700M. Fittingly, a high-end CPU from the latest Ryzen series runs under the hood: The R9 5900HX is one of the most powerful laptop processors on the market. Graphics are displayed on a matte Full HD panel with 240 Hz and FreeSync support.

16 GB of DDR4 RAM (dual channel) and a 1 TB SSD aren't bad either. Our review sample came with Windows 10 Home 64-bit as its operating system. At a price of just under 2,000 Euros (~$2,320), the 15-inch device will mainly have to compete against laptops based on the GeForce RTX 3070.

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MSI Delta 15 A5EFK (Delta 15 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8 x 3.3 - 4.6 GHz, 52 W PL2 / Short Burst, 44 W PL1 / Sustained, Cezanne H (Zen 3)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX 6700M - 10240 MB, Core: 1836 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, GDDR6, Adrenalin 21.30.02
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200, dual-channel, two slots (both in use), max. 64 GB
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LQ156M1JW03 (SHP155D), IPS level, Full HD, FreeSync, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD, 1024 GB 
, NVMe SSD, two M.2 slots (one in use)
Soundcard
Realtek ALC233 @ AMD K19.5 - Audio Processor - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1 combined port (headset/mic)
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (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): 19 x 357 x 247 ( = 0.75 x 14.06 x 9.72 in)
Battery
82 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD (720p, 30 fps)
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, Keyboard: chiclet, RGB, Keyboard Light: yes, 240-watt power adapter, MSI Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.96 kg ( = 69.14 oz / 4.32 pounds), Power Supply: 572 g ( = 20.18 oz / 1.26 pounds)
Price
2,049 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

The Delta 15's biggest rivals include similarly sized gaming laptops with a Ryzen CPU and a high-end GPU from Nvidia's Ampere generation, such as the Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR, the Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q, and the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS.

While the first two laptops sport the RTX 3070 (TGPs of 90 and 130 watts, respectively), the latter laptops feature the RTX 3080 (100 and 130 watts, respectively). We chose two different comparison alternatives in each case in order to cover the TGP spectrum of the Ampere chips to some extent. The tables also include the first RX 6800M device that we reviewed, the Asus ROG Strix G15 513QY.

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82.9 %
10/2021
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
R9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M
2 kg19 mm15.60"1920x1080
84.7 %
07/2021
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
R9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6800M
2.4 kg27.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
86.3 %
07/2021
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg27.2 mm15.60"2560x1440
83.8 %
02/2021
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
R9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2 kg20 mm15.60"2560x1440
85 %
02/2021
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg27.2 mm15.60"1920x1080
85 %
07/2021
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg24 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case

The case leaves a good impression. Although its stability could be better in some areas (e.g. at the center of the palm rest), the Delta 15 doesn't allow as much torsion compared to the similarly thin GS series. The build quality hardly offers any room for criticism. Nearly all the elements in our review sample merge smoothly with each other.

The 15-incher is visually appealing as well. Its design looks fresh and slightly playful, especially due to the dragon logo on the lid and the streamlined ventilation grilles on the base unit. Nevertheless, the Delta 15 is still quite discreet thanks to its dark gray surfaces (the cover is made of metal). The wide aperture angle is another highlight (see photos): Only very few laptops can manage 180°.

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Despite its extremely powerful hardware, the Delta 15 is a lightweight among gaming laptops. Most competitors exceed a weight of just under 2 kg. Things are even better when it comes to the build height: At 1.9 cm (without the case feet), the Delta 15 is the thinnest device in the test field (the rest are between 2.0 and 2.8 cm tall). Later on, we'll analyze if the low build height has a negative impact on the cooling system or the emissions.

Size comparison

360 mm / 14.2 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 24 mm / 0.945 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 257 mm / 10.1 inch 27.9 mm / 1.098 inch 2.4 kg5.22 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 27.2 mm / 1.071 inch 2.3 kg5.1 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 27.2 mm / 1.071 inch 2.3 kg5.04 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 247 mm / 9.72 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 2 kg4.32 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 243 mm / 9.57 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2 kg4.39 lbs

Connectivity

Ports

The Delta 15's connectivity could have been a bit more comprehensive. In addition to a card reader and an RJ45 port, a Thunderbolt port is also missing (this is an AMD-related issue). In exchange, all the available USB ports (2x Type-A, 2x Type-C) support the modern 3.2 Gen 2 standard. An HDMI port (4K @60 Hz) is also included for image output. Since one of the Type-C ports offers DisplayPort functionality as an alternative, it's possible to connect two external monitors.

The port distribution is rather suboptimal. Since they are positioned relatively in the center of the side areas, you might face movement limitations when connecting a mouse.

Left side: Power supply, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, audio
Left side: Power supply, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, audio
Right side: USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (incl. DisplayPort), HDMI, Kensington lock
Right side: USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (incl. DisplayPort), HDMI, Kensington lock

Communication

Although the Delta 15 is equipped with Intel's latest wireless module (Wi-Fi 6E AX210), this isn't enough to make it to the top in the Wi-Fi test. The 15-incher comes in fifth place both when sending and receiving data (1 m distance to our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router).

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1480 (720min - 1589max) MBit/s ∼100% +56%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1360 MBit/s ∼92% +43%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1190 MBit/s ∼80% +25%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (675 - 1602, n=22)
1149 MBit/s ∼78% +21%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
951 (665min - 1326max) MBit/s ∼64%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
MediaTek MT7921
631 (581min - 693max) MBit/s ∼43% -34%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1613 (1351min - 1677max) MBit/s ∼100% +34%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1410 MBit/s ∼87% +18%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1310 MBit/s ∼81% +9%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (914 - 1716, n=22)
1293 MBit/s ∼80% +8%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1200 (1128min - 1253max) MBit/s ∼74%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
MediaTek MT7921
852 (831min - 887max) MBit/s ∼53% -29%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1200 (1128-1253)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø929 (665-1326)

Webcam

The webcam quality won't knock anyone's socks off. As expected, image sharpness and color accuracy are quite modest.

ColorChecker
13.4 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
13 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
15 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
0 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Delta 15 A5EFK: 12.96 ∆E min: 0 - max: 19.49 ∆E

Accessories

The contents included in the box consist of a medium-sized 240-watt power adapter (572 g) and a few information booklets.

Maintenance

MSI deserves some criticism for the limited maintenance options. Although the base cover can be removed after taking out 13 screws, only the fans, the battery, and the wireless module are accessible inside the case due to the extensive use of adhesive foil. The RAM slots (2x SO-DIMM) as well as the mass storage slots (2x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4) would involve further disassembly. This is often solved in a much better way by the competition.

MSI Delta 15

Warranty

As usual, the warranty covers a period of two years (Pick Up and Return Service).

Input devices

Keyboard

The positive aspect first: Users who like to play using the directional arrows will get their money's worth with the Delta 15. With the exception of the somewhat narrow F-row (a typical problem), nearly all keys are generously sized. Only the °^ key and the right Ctrl key could be a bit wider. The fact that MSI has once again used its peculiar base layout is a matter of taste. Besides the <>| key, the Fn key is also found in an unusual place. A single-line Enter key will also take some getting used to for many German users. Buyers generally have to give up a numeric keypad.

The typing experience provided by the keyboard ranges from decent to good. In the author's opinion, the pressure point and stroke could have been a bit crisper and better defined. As is typical for a modern gaming laptop, MSI has implemented a (fairly uniform) RGB backlight, although you can't control each key individually, and there are no special zones. However, there are several lighting modes instead that can be cycled through by pressing F8.

MSI Delta 15

Touchpad

The touchpad is rather small in view of its size of 10.5 x 6.5 cm, but its operation has been designed in such a way that you rarely have to lift your finger in order to reposition it. The smooth surface provides good gliding properties. The pad's accuracy and multitouch support didn't show any problems in the test. On the other hand, the mouse click noise is quite noticeable. In general, the touchpad sounds quite clattery and therefore of inferior quality. Most gamers will probably connect an external mouse anyway.

Display

When it comes to the display, the Delta 15 isn't quite able to keep up with the competition. Although the color-space coverage (98% sRGB) and response times are roughly on par, the MSI laptop struggles in the remaining categories.

268
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
268
cd/m²
268
cd/m²
291
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
258
cd/m²
257
cd/m²
262
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LQ156M1JW03 (SHP155D)
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 291 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 266.4 cd/m² Minimum: 15 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 291 cd/m²
Contrast: 808:1 (Black: 0.36 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.98 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 0.91
ΔE Greyscale 4.2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
67.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
97.8% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
66.5% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.293
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
LQ156M1JW03 (SHP155D), IPS-Level, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Sharp SHP152C, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
BOE CQ NE156QHM-NY1, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
CMN N156KME-GNA (CMN152A), IPS-Level, 2560x1440, 15.60
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
LQ156M1JW25, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
Sharp SHP1532, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
0%
25%
25%
-0%
Display P3 Coverage
66.5
66.48
0%
97.6
47%
97.25
46%
67.7
2%
sRGB Coverage
97.8
97.71
0%
99.9
2%
99.92
2%
94.32
-4%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
67.6
67.56
0%
85.3
26%
86.17
27%
68.24
1%
Response Times
21%
-14%
12%
24%
-22%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
12.8 ?(6.8, 6)
8 ?(3, 5)
37%
14 ?(7.2, 6.8)
-9%
8.8 ?(4.4, 4.4)
31%
8.2 ?(2.6, 5.6)
36%
12 ?(6, 6)
6%
Response Time Black / White *
10.4 ?(5.2, 5.2)
10 ?(5, 5)
4%
12.4 ?(7.2, 5.2)
-19%
11.2 ?(6.8, 4.4)
-8%
9.2 ?(4.4, 4.8)
12%
8 ?(4, 4)
23%
PWM Frequency
23580 ?(22)
1250 ?(20)
-95%
Screen
-6%
-11%
-17%
9%
33%
Brightness middle
291
306
5%
304.3
5%
327
12%
308
6%
297
2%
Brightness
266
283
6%
286
8%
309
16%
288
8%
268
1%
Brightness Distribution
88
86
-2%
76
-14%
89
1%
86
-2%
84
-5%
Black Level *
0.36
0.25
31%
0.33
8%
0.33
8%
0.23
36%
0.22
39%
Contrast
808
1224
51%
922
14%
991
23%
1339
66%
1350
67%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.98
4.97
-67%
2.76
7%
4.49
-51%
3.28
-10%
1.36
54%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.59
10.12
-33%
5.57
27%
8.42
-11%
8.51
-12%
3.82
50%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.91
0.7
23%
2.38
-162%
2.27
-149%
0.83
9%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4.2
7.2
-71%
4
5%
4.2
-0%
5
-19%
1.88
55%
Gamma
2.293 96%
2.23 99%
2.14 103%
2.173 101%
2.057 107%
2.48 89%
CCT
7624 85%
7784 84%
6844 95%
7014 93%
7393 88%
6768 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
67.6
86
68
63
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97.7
99
90
99
Total Average (Program / Settings)
5% / -1%
0% / -4%
7% / -4%
11% / 9%
6% / 18%

* ... smaller is better

Besides the brightness (266 cd/m² on average) and the black level (0.36 cd/m²), the contrast (808:1) is also weaker compared with the competition. The Delta 15 is hardly suitable for outdoor use or brightly lit rooms due to its poor brightness.

CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
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This is accompanied by a slight blue tint that can be corrected by calibrating the display. Our ICC file can be downloaded in the area corresponding to the brightness distribution found above.

MSI Delta 15 vs. sRGB
MSI Delta 15 vs. sRGB
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
MSI Delta 15 vs. AdobeRGB
MSI Delta 15 vs. AdobeRGB

The fact that the display flickers below brightness levels of 23% shouldn't be a problem even for sensitive users due to the high frequency (23 kHz). The viewing angles of the wide-view panel are in line with the typical IPS standard.

Reflections
Reflections
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

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
10.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.2 ms rise
↘ 5.2 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 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
12.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.8 ms rise
↘ 6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (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 (37.6 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 detected 23580 Hz ≤ 22 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 23580 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 22 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 23580 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21033 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Test conditions

The preinstalled MSI Center not only allows you to monitor the hardware (load, fan speed, ...), but it also lets you adjust various system settings. The most important feature is the "User Scenario" menu, which contains four predefined profiles plus a user mode. In order to get the most out of the hardware, we used the "Extreme Performance" mode for all our tests. Only the battery tests were performed using the "Balanced" mode.

MSI Center
MSI Center
MSI Center
MSI Center

Performance

AMD is finally returning to the high-end graphics card segment. This should lead to increased competition as soon as the situation regarding component supply has eased (keywords: "Chip shortage", etc.). Thanks to the octa-core CPU and the powerful RX 6700M, the Delta 15 is a true gaming laptop that will also appeal to enthusiast gamers due to its high performance.

CPU-Z
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CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
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Processor

The Ryzen 9 5900HX almost looks too powerful in view of the laptop's dimensions and weight. The AMD octa-core model runs at 3.3 to 4.6 GHz under load and can process up to 16 threads in parallel via SMT. The L3 cache is 16 MB.

We examined the performance of the 7 nm CPU over a prolonged period of time with our Cinebench R15 loop. The result: Performance remains surprisingly stable and ranks at a medium level for the Ryzen 9 5900HX. In the newer Cinebench versions (R20 and R23), however, the Delta 15 comes in last among the comparison devices, which are mostly thicker and heavier though.

Cinebench R15 Multi endurance test

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MSI Delta 15 A5EFK AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2078 (2068.68-2093.36)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2130 (2119.21-2144.54)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2175 (2157.5-2197.2)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS: Ø1928 (1865.06-2020.1)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2058 (1969.09-2151.12)
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø1903 (1786.91-2018.67)
Cinebench R23
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13519 (13222.6min - 13519.5max) Points ∼100% +15%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13149 Points ∼97% +12%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13066 Points ∼97% +11%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (6622 - 14363, n=20)
12570 Points ∼93% +7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
12333 Points ∼91% +5%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
11746 Points ∼87%
CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1488 Points ∼100% +3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
1483 Points ∼100% +2%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1478 Points ∼99% +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1469 Points ∼99% +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (1218 - 1498, n=19)
1463 Points ∼98% +1%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1449 Points ∼97%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5214 Points ∼100% +15%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5158 Points ∼99% +14%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5045 Points ∼97% +11%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (2242 - 5476, n=20)
4859 Points ∼93% +7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
4733 Points ∼91% +5%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4553 Points ∼87% +1%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
4529 Points ∼87%
CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
583 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
577 Points ∼99% 0%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
577 Points ∼99%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
574 Points ∼98% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (471 - 584, n=19)
570 Points ∼98% -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
560 Points ∼96% -3%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
559 Points ∼96% -3%
Cinebench R15
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2197 (2157.5min - 2197.2max) Points ∼100% +5%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2176 Points ∼99% +4%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2151 (1969.09min - 2151.12max) Points ∼98% +3%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2093 (2068.68min - 2093.36max) Points ∼95%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (1076 - 2267, n=19)
2075 Points ∼94% -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
2020 (1865.06min - 2020.1max) Points ∼92% -3%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2019 (1786.91min - 2018.67max) Points ∼92% -4%
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
241 Points ∼100% +1%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
239 Points ∼99%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
238 Points ∼99% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (197 - 242, n=15)
236 Points ∼98% -1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
234 Points ∼97% -2%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
233 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
211 Points ∼88% -12%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
268 Seconds * ∼100% -11%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (219 - 442, n=19)
250 Seconds * ∼93% -4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
249 Seconds * ∼93% -3%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
245 Seconds * ∼91% -2%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
241 Seconds * ∼90%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
240 Seconds * ∼90% -0%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
229.9 Seconds * ∼86% +5%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
61422 MIPS ∼100% +5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
59680 MIPS ∼97% +2%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
58752 MIPS ∼96%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (36011 - 62503, n=19)
57275 MIPS ∼93% -3%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
55954 MIPS ∼91% -5%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
55335 MIPS ∼90% -6%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53767 MIPS ∼88% -8%
7z b 4 -mmt1
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5737 MIPS ∼100%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5678 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (4791 - 5865, n=19)
5673 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
5669 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5568 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5568 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5558 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8689 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (5057 - 9294, n=17)
8109 Points ∼93% -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
7910 Points ∼91% -9%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7621 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
7607 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
7518 Points ∼87% -13%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1561 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (1271 - 1561, n=17)
1509 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1496 Points ∼96% -4%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1487 Points ∼95% -5%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1443 Points ∼92% -8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
1410 Points ∼90% -10%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.6 fps ∼100% 0%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.6 fps ∼100%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.3 fps ∼98% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (8.26 - 17.1, n=19)
15.2 fps ∼97% -3%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
14.4 fps ∼92% -8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
13.8 fps ∼88% -12%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
13.4 fps ∼86% -14%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
54.9 s * ∼100% -4%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
52.9 s * ∼96%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (44.1 - 87.4, n=19)
52.6 s * ∼96% +1%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
52.4 s * ∼95% +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
52.3 s * ∼95% +1%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
50.3 s * ∼92% +5%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
49.1 s * ∼89% +7%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
0.538 sec * ∼100% -8%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.512 sec * ∼95% -3%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.512 sec * ∼95% -3%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.512 sec * ∼95% -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (0.4851 - 0.599, n=19)
0.511 sec * ∼95% -3%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4969 sec * ∼92%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4908 sec * ∼91% +1%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
15120
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
159.58 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2093 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
186 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
239 Points
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System performance

The MSI laptop can really impress in terms of system performance. 7,316 points in PCMark 10 represent the top position. Subjectively as well, the operating system runs very fast and responds quickly.

PCMark 10 / Score
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
7316 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, ADATA Swordfish 2 TB
7201 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
7167 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6922 Points ∼95% -5%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6917 Points ∼95% -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6896 Points ∼94% -6%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
10444 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, ADATA Swordfish 2 TB
10218 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
10204 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
10198 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
10113 Points ∼97% -3%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, ADATA Swordfish 2 TB
10066 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9514 Points ∼95% 0%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
9481 Points ∼94%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9390 Points ∼93% -1%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
9060 Points ∼90% -4%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
10806 Points ∼100% +1%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
10731 Points ∼99%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, ADATA Swordfish 2 TB
9852 Points ∼91% -8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9375 Points ∼87% -13%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9257 Points ∼86% -14%
PCMark 10 Score
7316 points
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DPC latencies

Users who want to edit audio and/or video in real time will probably need to make some changes. According to the tool LatencyMon, latencies are quite high out of the box, and they could lead to problems in the corresponding application scenarios.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
2542 μs * ∼100% -61%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
1580.8 μs * ∼62%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, ADATA Swordfish 2 TB
1379.5 μs * ∼54% +13%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
999.1 μs * ∼39% +37%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
466.9 μs * ∼18% +70%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
355.1 μs * ∼14% +78%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

MSI installs a 1000 GB NVMe SSD as the mass storage device in the Delta 15's test configuration. Based on our benchmarks, the Micron 2210 is roughly on par with the Samsung PM991 (Asus G513QY). The ADATA SSD in the Asus G533QS is slower, but the SK Hynix SSD in the Asus GA503Q and FA506QR is even faster.

MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
ADATA Swordfish 2 TB
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
8%
-12%
30%
36%
Write 4K
136.2
140.4
3%
134.7
-1%
156.4
15%
182.5
34%
Read 4K
59.91
48.91
-18%
34.46
-42%
66.69
11%
73.21
22%
Write Seq
1846
1613
-13%
1123
-39%
2318
26%
3005
63%
Read Seq
1714
2043
19%
1691
-1%
2151
25%
2358
38%
Write 4K Q32T1
344.2
482.5
40%
580.8
69%
525
53%
389.5
13%
Read 4K Q32T1
582
552.6
-5%
423.6
-27%
452.1
-22%
463.8
-20%
Write Seq Q32T1
1874
1612.1
-14%
1131
-40%
3055
63%
3166
69%
Read Seq Q32T1
2096
3105.3
48%
1859
-11%
3607
72%
3590
71%
AS SSD
9%
-117%
35%
50%
Seq Read
2023.32
2705.7
34%
1756.8
-13%
2949.59
46%
3132.97
55%
Seq Write
1836.21
1652.1
-10%
1070.56
-42%
1600.23
-13%
2968.8
62%
4K Read
56.38
45.46
-19%
22.07
-61%
53.56
-5%
55.16
-2%
4K Write
130.17
128.5
-1%
124.24
-5%
126.8
-3%
129.7
0%
4K-64 Read
899.04
1342.45
49%
439.41
-51%
1429.48
59%
1890.98
110%
4K-64 Write
1163.93
1066.33
-8%
650.68
-44%
2177.16
87%
1794.72
54%
Access Time Read *
0.096
0.095
1%
0.043
55%
0.064
33%
0.052
46%
Access Time Write *
0.031
0.03
3%
0.341
-1000%
0.029
6%
0.028
10%
Score Read
1158
1658
43%
637
-45%
1778
54%
2259
95%
Score Write
1478
1360
-8%
882
-40%
2464
67%
2221
50%
Score Total
3233
3818
18%
1814
-44%
5090
57%
5630
74%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
9% / 9%
-65% / -73%
33% / 33%
43% / 44%

* ... smaller is better

Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2096 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1874 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 582 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 344.2 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1714 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1846 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 59.91 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 136.2 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

The main highlight of the Delta 15 is definitely the brand-new GPU. With the Radeon RX 6700M, AMD offers a high-end counterpart to Nvidia's renowned Ampere generation (RTX 3060 to RTX 3080). The amount of video memory alone reveals that AMD is taking matters seriously. 10 GB of GDDR6 memory is appropriate for a top-of-the-range mobile gaming model. In comparison, the RTX 3070 has to make do with 8 GB, and the RTX 3060 only has 6 GB.

In view of the increasingly extreme VRAM requirements of modern games (e.g. DeathloopResident Evil Village, or Far Cry 6), this is a thoughtful and pleasing decision that also ensures a high degree of future-proofing for users. Additional specifications like the clock rate, the number of shaders, and the memory interface can be found on our dedicated GPU article.

The RX 6700M does very well against the Nvidia competition in our benchmark course. In this way, the AMD chip usually performs at the level of the GeForce RTX 3070, which is in line with the initial expectations. In 3DMark's Fire Strike test, the RX 6700M actually surpasses the top model from Nvidia, the GeForce RTX 3080 (at least in the TGP versions of the comparison devices). The Radeon RX 6800M, which isn't very widespread yet, is about 20% ahead on average.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Radeon RX 6800M
41706 Points ∼100% +25%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
39782 Points ∼95% +19%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
33862 Points ∼81% +1%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Radeon RX 6700M
33497 Points ∼80%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
29289 Points ∼70% -13%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Radeon RX 6800M
34993 Points ∼100% +23%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Radeon RX 6700M
28399 Points ∼81%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
26956 Points ∼77% -5%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
25509 Points ∼73% -10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
22826 Points ∼65% -20%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
22200 Points ∼63% -22%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
11396 Points ∼100% +22%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Radeon RX 6800M
11313 Points ∼99% +21%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
10148 Points ∼89% +9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
9439 Points ∼83% +1%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Radeon RX 6700M
9323 Points ∼82%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
8407 Points ∼74% -10%
3DMark 06 Standard Score
46372 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
66973 points
3DMark 11 Performance
25929 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
136454 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
47472 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
24294 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
9360 points
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Gaming performance

The gaming performance rating depends strongly on ray tracing. When ray tracing is enabled, the Radeon RX 6700M is often beaten by the Ampere generation, tending to be on par with its older Turing counterpart. As a result, fans of this new technology are still better off with Nvidia.

If you play without ray tracing, which isn't available in most games anyway, the Delta 15 delivers a very good performance. As in the synthetic graphics benchmarks, the Radeon RX 6700M is a threat to the GeForce RTX 3070 and sometimes even to the RTX 3080 in everyday gaming. So Nvidia needs to be careful here.

In general, the Radeon RX 6700M is fast enough to bring any modern game at the native Full HD resolution (1920x1080) and maximum settings smoothly onto the screen. Only in extremely demanding or poorly programmed games like Crysis Remastered or Cyberpunk 2077 does the frame rate drop below the 60 FPS mark.

Far Cry 6
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality + HD Textures AA:T
XMG Neo 15 @165 W TGP
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
79 (68min) fps ∼100% +7%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX
77 fps ∼97% +4%
XMG Neo 17 @140 W TGP
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
74 (63min) fps ∼94% 0%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX
74 (47min) fps ∼94%
XMG Core 15 @130 W TGP
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
69 (53min) fps ∼87% -7%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality + HD Textures + DXR AA:T
XMG Neo 15 @165 W TGP
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
61 (52min) fps ∼100% +13%
XMG Neo 17 @140 W TGP
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
59 (53min) fps ∼97% +9%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX
54 (27min) fps ∼89%
XMG Core 15 @130 W TGP
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
34 (9min) fps ∼56% -37%
Cyberpunk 2077
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS
60.2 (19.1min, 37.1P0.1, 48.2P1 - 90.6max) fps ∼100% +7%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H
57 fps ∼95% +1%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX
56.5 (21.6min, 40.4P0.1, 46.2P1 - 107max) fps ∼94%
1920x1080 Ray Tracing Ultra Preset (DLSS off)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS
30.6 (18.5min, 24.1P0.1, 26.2P1 - 53.3max) fps ∼100% +84%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX
16.6 (13.7min, 14P0.1, 14.4P1 - 21.3max) fps ∼54%
Watch Dogs Legion
1920x1080 Ultra Preset (DX12)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS
65 (32min) fps ∼100% +2%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX
64 (31min) fps ∼98%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset + Ultra Ray Tracing (DX12)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS
41 (13min) fps ∼100% +128%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX
18 (9min) fps ∼44%
Control
1920x1080 High Quality Preset (DX11)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS
82.3 (37min) fps ∼100% 0%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX
82.2 (72min) fps ∼100%
1920x1080 High Quality Preset & High Ray Tracing Preset (DX12)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS
53.5 (16min) fps ∼100% +27%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX
42.2 (14min) fps ∼79%
Resident Evil Village
1920x1080 Max Preset
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX
140 (113min, 116P0.1, 120P1 - 193max) fps ∼100%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX
91.9 (13min, 35.2P0.1, 59.5P1 - 152max) fps ∼66% -34%
1920x1080 Ray Tracing Preset
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX
70.5 (49.1min, 51.4P0.1, 57.4P1 - 90.7max) fps ∼100%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX
110 (12.5min, 56.5P0.1, 86.1P1 - 170max) fps ∼100% +15%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
105.8 (100min - 112max) fps ∼96% +11%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX
95.4 (79min) fps ∼87%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
92.9 (70min) fps ∼84% -3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS
90.2 fps ∼82% -5%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H
78 fps ∼71% -18%

A minor drawback: According to our 60-minute test with The Witcher 3 (Full HD/Ultra), the 3D performance drops a bit after prolonged load. This issue is mainly related to the laptop (cooling system) and not necessarily to the graphics card.

The Witcher 3 FPS diagram

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MSI Delta 15 A5EFK R9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M: Ø81.6 (69-87)
low med. high ultra
GTA V (2015) 169 147 86.2 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 223 164 95.4 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 130 123 112 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 113 83.8 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 103 97 91 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 202 186 170 fps
Control (2019) 117 82.2 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 100 86.9 71.2 fps
Need for Speed Heat (2019) 98.2 90.5 82.8 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 100 90.6 87.9 fps
Hunt Showdown (2020) 125 100 fps
Doom Eternal (2020) 200 182 175 fps
Gears Tactics (2020) 208 134 96.2 fps
Death Stranding (2020) 144 134 131 fps
Crysis Remastered (2020) 146 63.6 45.9 fps
Serious Sam 4 (2020) 105 98 79.8 fps
Mafia Definitive Edition (2020) 93.4 85.5 fps
Star Wars Squadrons (2020) 233 232 219 fps
Watch Dogs Legion (2020) 96 87 64 fps
Dirt 5 (2020) 119 98.8 80.6 fps
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla (2020) 98 82 71 fps
Yakuza Like a Dragon (2020) 111 96.2 90.2 fps
Immortals Fenyx Rising (2020) 83 81 78 fps
Cyberpunk 2077 (2020) 85.4 67.9 56.5 fps
Hitman 3 (2021) 175 154 144 fps
Outriders (2021) 107 98.1 94.6 fps
Resident Evil Village (2021) 171 161 140 fps
Mass Effect Legendary Edition (2021) 99.6 fps
Days Gone (2021) 113 106 80.5 fps
Monster Hunter Stories 2 (2021) 143 142 fps
F1 2021 (2021) 212 185 100 fps
Deathloop (2021) 99.8 85.1 77.3 fps