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MSI GE76 Raider Laptop Review: With Alder Lake and RTX 3080 Ti to gaming heaven

360 Hz-grade performance. What happens if you combine the fastest notebook CPU with the most powerful notebook GPU you can get right now? MSI's answer to this question is the new GE76 Raider. We tested the performance of the 17-inch gaming system.
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MSI GE76 Raider

At 3 kg and a height of 2.6 cm (feet on the bottom not included), the GE76 Raider is neither a bulky gaming monster, nor a thin-and-light, but a good mixture of both categories.

Despite the somewhat slim profile, the 17-inch laptop is still equipped with powerful components. MSI uses the latest GeForce RTX 3080 Ti flagship mobile GPU, which wants to attract customers with 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Then there is the new, blazing-fast Intel Alder Lake Core i9-12900HK, a chip with fourteen cores, which can execute up to 20 threads simultaneously. Our sample, which is a pre-production unit (pre-sample), also sports 32 GB DDR5-4800 RAM (2x 16 GB dual-channel) as well as two 2 TB NVMe SSDs. The display resolution is limited to 1080p, but it is a very fast panel with a 360 Hz refresh rate.

There was no official price from MSI at the time of the review. Expect to pay at least 4000 Euros for this SKU.

MSI GE76 Raider (GE76 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-12900HK 14 x 1.8 - 5 GHz, 135 W PL2 / Short Burst, 110 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU - 16384 MB, Core: 1590 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, 175 W TDP ( including 15 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, ForceWare 511.14, Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, 2x 16 GB SO-DIMM DDR5-4800, Dual-Channel, two slots (both in use)
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, AU Optronics B173HAN05.4 (AUOE295), IPS-Level, Full-HD, glossy: no, 360 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB, 2048 GB 
, 2x same NVMe-SSD, two M.2-Slots (both in use)
Soundcard
Intel Alder Point-M/P PCH - HD Audio
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 3 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1 Combo (Mic/Headset), Card Reader: SD, SDHC,SDXC
Networking
Killer 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26 x 397 x 284 ( = 1.02 x 15.63 x 11.18 in)
Battery
99.99 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: FHD
Additional features
Speakers: 2x Dynaudio 2W Speaker + 2x 1W Woofers, Keyboard: Chiclet Steel Series per-Key RGB , Keyboard Light: yes, 280 W Power Supply, MSI Center
Weight
3.016 kg ( = 106.39 oz / 6.65 pounds), Power Supply: 870 g ( = 30.69 oz / 1.92 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

The competitors are mainly 17-inch gaming systems with the GeForce RTX 3080 and maximum TGP settings. These include the Schenker XMG Neo 17, the Alienware x17, the Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 and the Schenker XMG Ultra 17.

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87.5 %
01/2022
MSI GE76 Raider
i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3 kg26 mm17.30"1920x1080
87.4 %
09/2021
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.6 kg27.45 mm17.30"2560x1440
89 %
09/2021
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
3.2 kg21.4 mm17.30"3840x2160
90.1 %
07/2021
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
i9-11900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg19.9 mm17.30"2560x1440
84.9 %
04/2021
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
4.7 kg43.5 mm17.30"1920x1080

As the chassis is identical to the (pre-) predecessor, we will not be covering the case, connectivity, and input devices as part of this review. Please see the GE76 Raider 10UH review for all the corresponding information.

Size Comparison

399 mm / 15.7 inch 319 mm / 12.6 inch 43.5 mm / 1.713 inch 4.7 kg10.3 lbs395.7 mm / 15.6 inch 260.8 mm / 10.3 inch 27.45 mm / 1.081 inch 2.6 kg5.67 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 284 mm / 11.2 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 3 kg6.65 lbs399.23 mm / 15.7 inch 299.49 mm / 11.8 inch 21.4 mm / 0.843 inch 3.2 kg7.09 lbs394 mm / 15.5 inch 264 mm / 10.4 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.8 kg6.1 lbs

SD Card Reader

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
222 MB/s ∼100% +178%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
183 (181.31min - 182.94max) MB/s ∼82% +129%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro V60)
174.7 MB/s ∼79% +119%
Average of class Gaming
  (18 - 222, n=93, last 2 years)
117.3 MB/s ∼53% +47%
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
79.9 MB/s ∼36%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
72.1 (72.11min - 72.11max) MB/s ∼32% -10%

Communication

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1510 MBit/s ∼100% +20%
MSI GE76 Raider
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1257 (650min - 1337max) MBit/s ∼83%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1220 (1110min - 1275max) MBit/s ∼81% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (450 - 1622, n=166, last 2 years)
1158 MBit/s ∼77% -8%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
963 (300min - 1245max) MBit/s ∼64% -23%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
MediaTek MT7921
636 (325min - 728max) MBit/s ∼42% -49%
iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1540 MBit/s ∼100% +35%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1242 (1169min - 1337max) MBit/s ∼81% +9%
Average of class Gaming
  (90 - 1743, n=166, last 2 years)
1232 MBit/s ∼80% +8%
MSI GE76 Raider
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1137 (588min - 1235max) MBit/s ∼74%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
852 (602min - 1058max) MBit/s ∼55% -25%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
MediaTek MT7921
698 (529min - 748max) MBit/s ∼45% -39%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1117 (588-1235)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1235 (650-1337)

Webcam

ColorChecker
11.4 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI GE76 Raider: 11 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 21.27 ∆E

Display

MSI makes use of seemingly the same AUOE295 panel we saw in the GE76 Raider 11UH but with improvements on multiple fronts. In addition to wider color gamut (94 vs. 74% sRGB), the color accuracy is better as well. Both the grayscale as well as color checker deviations are already very good (DeltaE smaller than 3) in our CalMAN measurements without a calibration.

All the other measurements are comparable. A black value of 0.23 cd/m² is just as respectable as a contrast ratio of 1261:1. The manufacturer should improve the brightness, however. An average luminance of 290 nits might be sufficient for most indoor scenarios, but the GE76 is not great outdoors. The response times on the other hand are great (<10 ms), so even fast first-person shooters can be played without limitations.

299
cd/m²
296
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
290
cd/m²
290
cd/m²
286
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
286
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B173HAN05.4 (AUOE295)
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 299 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 290 cd/m² Minimum: 12 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 96 %
Center on Battery: 290 cd/m²
Contrast: 1261:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.59 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4, calibrated: 0.87
ΔE Greyscale 2.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
65.2% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
94% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
63.1% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.253
MSI GE76 Raider
AU Optronics B173HAN05.4 (AUOE295), IPS-Level, 1920x1080, 17.30
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
BOE0977 (NE173QHM-NY2), IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
AU Optronics B173ZAN, IPS, 3840x2160, 17.30
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
BOE099D (BOE CQ NE173QHM-NY3), IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
AU Optronics B173HAN05.1, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Display
4%
33%
28%
8%
Display P3 Coverage
63.1
67.1
6%
88.3
40%
94.2
49%
69.8
11%
sRGB Coverage
94
96.3
2%
100
6%
98.7
5%
97.2
3%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
65.2
68.6
5%
100
53%
84.4
29%
72
10%
Response Times
-82%
-83%
16%
2%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
5.6 ?(2, 3.6)
15.2
-171%
14.4 ?(7.6, 6.8)
-157%
4.8
14%
5.6 ?(2.8, 2.8)
-0%
Response Time Black / White *
9.6 ?(5.2, 4.4)
8.8
8%
10.4 ?(5.2, 5.2)
-8%
8
17%
9.2 ?(4.8, 4.4)
4%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-7%
-36%
-40%
-10%
Brightness middle
290
396
37%
438.7
51%
322
11%
306
6%
Brightness
290
366
26%
435
50%
288
-1%
299
3%
Brightness Distribution
96
82
-15%
91
-5%
72
-25%
93
-3%
Black Level *
0.23
0.45
-96%
0.48
-109%
0.3
-30%
0.22
4%
Contrast
1261
880
-30%
914
-28%
1073
-15%
1391
10%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.59
1.43
10%
4.34
-173%
3.05
-92%
1.92
-21%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.17
2.2
31%
7.3
-130%
5.23
-65%
4.78
-51%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.87
1.34
-54%
0.72
17%
1.92
-121%
1.34
-54%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.5
1.8
28%
2.4
4%
3.11
-24%
2
20%
Gamma
2.253 98%
2.4 92%
2.09 105%
2.13 103%
2.153 102%
CCT
6640 98%
6489 100%
6413 101%
6553 99%
6738 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
84
72
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99
93
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-28% / -15%
-29% / -28%
1% / -18%
0% / -4%

* ... smaller is better

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
MSI GE76 Raider vs. sRGB
MSI GE76 Raider vs. sRGB
MSI GE76 Raider vs. AdobeRGB
MSI GE76 Raider vs. AdobeRGB
Outdoors
Outdoors
Subpixel array
Subpixel array

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
9.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.2 ms rise
↘ 4.4 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 14 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
5.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 3.6 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 7 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

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

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21941 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Performance

Thanks to the new high-end CPU and flagship GPU, the GE76 Raider is obviously one of the fastest gaming notebooks you can get right now. 32 GB RAM and a total of 4 TB of SSD storage are also an excellent foundation for many years of happy gaming.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
 

Test conditions

The notebook ships with powerful fine-tuning software which is exactly what we've come to expect. The preloaded MSI Center lets you monitor the hardware (load, clocks, temperatures) and you can select different power modes.

We decided to use the Extreme Performance profile so as to get the best performance possible out of the components. The optional Cooler Boost was not active due to just how unbearably noisy it was. The 3D and gaming benchmarks below were performed with graphics switching deactivated, but we did enable the Optimus technology when doing tests for other review sections (GPU Switch option was set to MSI Hybrid Graphics Mode in MSI Center to achieve that). The available performance modes and the effect they have on GPU/CPU are listed in the table below.

MSI Center
MSI Center
MSI Center
MSI Center
MSI Center profile Extreme Performance Balanced Silent Super Battery
CPU PL1 (HWiNFO) 110 Watts 110 Watts 30 Watts 15 Watts
CPU PL2 (HWiNFO) 135 Watts 135 Watts 30 Watts 15 Watts
GPU Board Power Draw (GPU-Z) Witcher 3 ~160 Watts ~145 Watts ~145 Watts ~135 Watts
Fan noise, Witcher 3 53 dB(A) 46 dB(A) 37 dB(A) 36 dB(A)

Processor

As mentioned before, the Core i9-12900HK is currently the fastest notebook CPU. The 10 nm model from the Alder Lake generation is equipped with 6 Hyper-Threading-enabled performance cores as well as 8 efficiency cores without Hyper-Threading. The 12900HK also features 24 MB of L3 cache; the K in the model name indicates an unlocked multiplier.

The integrated Iris Xe Graphics G7 is another new feature of the H45 class CPUs. The iGPU will handle all light workloads like office, video playback and web browsing, which improves both power consumption and battery life.

The performance is very impressive compared to the old Tiger Lake generation. According to our performance rating, the GE76 is about 30-50% faster than laptops with the Core i9-11900H and Core i7-11800H, respectively. Even the desktop Core i9-11900K does not stand a chance in multi-core benchmarks. The results drop slightly during the Cinebench loop, but the performance deficit is not that big.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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MSI GE76 Raider Intel Core i9-12900HK: Ø2722 (2660.99-2908.88)
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1746 (1721.47-1773.68)
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø2136 (2089.97-2164.85)
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD Intel Core i9-11900H: Ø2117 (2043.84-2183.76)
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake Intel Core i9-11900K: Ø2057 (2014.3-2361.09)
CPU Performance Rating - Percent
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK
85.1 pt ∼85%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
70.7 pt ∼71%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
66.4 pt ∼66%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E -2!
Intel Core i7-11800H
63.1 pt ∼63%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
58.1 pt ∼58%
Average of class Gaming
 
55.7 pt ∼56%
Cinebench R23
CPU (Multi Core)
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK
18288 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
14066 Points ∼77% -23%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
14011 (13899.7min - 14010.8max) Points ∼77% -23%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
12720 Points ∼70% -30%
Average of class Gaming
  (4032 - 19282, n=156, last 2 years)
12076 Points ∼66% -34%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
11043 Points ∼60% -40%
CPU (Single Core)
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1909 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
1619 Points ∼85% -15%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
1586 Points ∼83% -17%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
1508 Points ∼79% -21%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
1492 Points ∼78% -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (778 - 1920, n=155, last 2 years)
1473 Points ∼77% -23%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Multi Core)
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK
6849 Points ∼100%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
5383 Points ∼79% -21%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
5055 Points ∼74% -26%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
5023 Points ∼73% -27%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
4360 Points ∼64% -36%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 7382, n=228, last 2 years)
4285 Points ∼63% -37%
CPU (Single Core)
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK
734 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
634 Points ∼86% -14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
608 Points ∼83% -17%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
586 Points ∼80% -20%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
582 Points ∼79% -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (300 - 740, n=228, last 2 years)
543 Points ∼74% -26%
Cinebench R15
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK
2909 (2660.99min - 2908.88max) Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
2361 Points ∼81% -19%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
2184 (2043.84min - 2183.76max) Points ∼75% -25%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
2165 (2089.97min - 2164.85max) Points ∼74% -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (536 - 2944, n=239, last 2 years)
1797 Points ∼62% -38%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
1767 (1352.13min - 1767.33max) Points ∼61% -39%
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK
275 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
254 Points ∼92% -8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
241 Points ∼88% -12%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
229 Points ∼83% -17%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
225 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (108 - 277, n=229, last 2 years)
217 Points ∼79% -21%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Gaming
  (168 - 732, n=227, last 2 years)
295 Seconds * ∼100% -63%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
267 Seconds * ∼91% -48%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
231 Seconds * ∼78% -28%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
227 Seconds * ∼77% -25%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
219 Seconds * ∼74% -21%
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK
181 Seconds * ∼61%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK
72836 MIPS ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
57579 MIPS ∼79% -21%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
57263 MIPS ∼79% -21%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
54133 MIPS ∼74% -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (21148 - 76063, n=227, last 2 years)
48679 MIPS ∼67% -33%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
45059 MIPS ∼62% -38%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
6174 MIPS ∼100% 0%
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK
6144 MIPS ∼100%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
5795 MIPS ∼94% -6%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
5519 MIPS ∼89% -10%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
5367 MIPS ∼87% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (2743 - 6506, n=227, last 2 years)
5366 MIPS ∼87% -13%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK
13648 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
10482 Points ∼77% -23%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
9628 Points ∼71% -29%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
8938 Points ∼65% -35%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 14294, n=220, last 2 years)
8182 Points ∼60% -40%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1918 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
1777 Points ∼93% -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
1648 Points ∼86% -14%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
1598 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1933, n=220, last 2 years)
1423 Points ∼74% -26%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK
19.9 fps ∼100%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
17.2 fps ∼86% -14%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
17.1 fps ∼86% -14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
16.7 fps ∼84% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (4.67 - 22, n=226, last 2 years)
13.5 fps ∼68% -32%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
10.5 fps ∼53% -47%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 113, n=224, last 2 years)
52.8 s * ∼100% -36%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
46.5 s * ∼88% -20%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
44.4 s * ∼84% -14%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
40.5 s * ∼77% -4%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
39.9 s * ∼76% -3%
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK
38.9 s * ∼74%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.577 sec * ∼100% -36%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.565 sec * ∼98% -33%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.412 - 1.088, n=223, last 2 years)
0.555 sec * ∼96% -31%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
0.53 sec * ∼92% -25%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K
0.4981 sec * ∼86% -17%
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK
0.4252 sec * ∼74%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
23540
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
9412
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
57202
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
178.5 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
3.28 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
33 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
275 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
210 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2909 Points
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Performance Rating
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
94.9 pt ∼95%
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
77.1 pt ∼77%
Average of class Gaming
 
73.5 pt ∼74%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S -9!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E -9!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD -9!
Intel Core i9-11900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
15660 KRay/s ∼100% +73%
Average of class Gaming
  (2585 - 19199, n=181, last 2 years)
11526 KRay/s ∼74% +27%
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9065 KRay/s ∼58%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
64078 Points ∼100% +58%
Average of class Gaming
  (12439 - 110797, n=181, last 2 years)
62647 Points ∼98% +54%
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
40570 Points ∼63%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
4851 MB/s ∼100% +53%
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3178 MB/s ∼66%
Average of class Gaming
  (833 - 4851, n=181, last 2 years)
2807 MB/s ∼58% -12%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
106414 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
104213 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (30447 - 132615, n=181, last 2 years)
88814 Points ∼83% -17%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
10633 Points ∼100% +4%
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
10237 Points ∼96%
Average of class Gaming
  (3007 - 17639, n=181, last 2 years)
9926 Points ∼93% -3%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
39217 Points ∼100% +59%
Average of class Gaming
  (7135 - 61370, n=181, last 2 years)
33829 Points ∼86% +37%
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
24693 Points ∼63%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
156370 MB/s ∼100% +56%
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
100062 MB/s ∼64%
Average of class Gaming
  (11368 - 156370, n=181, last 2 years)
74779 MB/s ∼48% -25%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
1085 MB/s ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
939 MB/s ∼87% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (305 - 1209, n=202, last 2 years)
670 MB/s ∼62% -38%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
8621 KRay/s ∼100% +65%
Average of class Gaming
  (1437 - 10472, n=181, last 2 years)
6244 KRay/s ∼72% +19%
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
5239 KRay/s ∼61%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
40000 MPixel/s ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
25859 MPixel/s ∼65% -35%
Average of class Gaming
  (8341 - 46643, n=181, last 2 years)
24087 MPixel/s ∼60% -40%

System Performance

The MSI GE76 is also at the top of the comparison in terms of system performance with 8000 points in PCMark 10, a milestone previously exclusive to desktops. Both the high-end CPU/GPU combination and the fast solid-state drives had their say in this.

PCMark 10 / Score
MSI GE76 Raider
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8007 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
7884 Points ∼98% -2%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
7470 Points ∼93% -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7245 Points ∼90% -10%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
7212 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (4077 - 8186, n=192, last 2 years)
6417 Points ∼80% -20%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
11050 Points ∼100% +3%
MSI GE76 Raider
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10688 Points ∼97%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10630 Points ∼96% -1%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10450 Points ∼95% -2%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
10130 Points ∼92% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11205, n=191, last 2 years)
9803 Points ∼89% -8%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
MSI GE76 Raider
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10100 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
9827 Points ∼97% -3%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
9803 Points ∼97% -3%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
9564 Points ∼95% -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9182 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (6161 - 10638, n=191, last 2 years)
8618 Points ∼85% -15%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
MSI GE76 Raider
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
12905 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
12250 Points ∼95% -5%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
11323 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10573 Points ∼82% -18%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10184 Points ∼79% -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 13098, n=191, last 2 years)
8622 Points ∼67% -33%
PCMark 10 Score
8007 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
62554 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (53861 - 62959, n=10)
61185 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
46595 MB/s ∼74% -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (18074 - 77803, n=181, last 2 years)
41963 MB/s ∼67% -33%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65452 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (57237 - 66989, n=10)
64617 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
46560 MB/s ∼71% -29%
Average of class Gaming
  (20318 - 76185, n=181, last 2 years)
45785 MB/s ∼70% -30%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
64282 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (54443 - 65268, n=10)
62713 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
47093 MB/s ∼73% -27%
Average of class Gaming
  (15975 - 66256, n=181, last 2 years)
44180 MB/s ∼69% -31%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
MSI GE76 Raider
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
92.6 ns * ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (68.8 - 122, n=203, last 2 years)
62.4 ns * ∼67% +33%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Intel Core i9-11900K, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
62.2 ns * ∼67% +33%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (98.4 - 109, n=10)
57.5 (98.4min - 109max) ns * ∼62% +38%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

We see some room for improvements in the latency test. Issues may arise when processing real-time video or audio files as attested by LatencyMon, but this problem affects many laptops and can usually be solved by user making some tweaks.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6767 μs * ∼100% -312%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, 2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
4407 μs * ∼65% -168%
MSI GE76 Raider
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1642 μs * ∼24%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1445 μs * ∼21% +12%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
815 μs * ∼12% +50%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The storage solution is very impressive: MSI outfitted each M.2 slot with a 2 TB version of Samsung PM9A1 SSD, which manages great transfer rates thanks to the PCIe 4.0 x4 interface. Sequential read and write transfer rates of more than 5000 MB/s and 3000 MB/s (AS SSD Benchmark), respectively, would have been unthinkable a couple of years ago.

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7095 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5131 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 961 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 714 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 4352 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 4006 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 92.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 273.8 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
91.8 pt ∼92%
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
86.7 pt ∼87%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
85.9 pt ∼86%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
80.4 pt ∼80%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
50.8 pt ∼51%
Average of class Gaming
 
48.6 pt ∼49%
DiskSpd
seq read
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4645 (4634.08min - 4645.19max) MB/s ∼100% +84%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4251 (4236.46min - 4250.93max) MB/s ∼92% +68%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
3339 (3333.17min - 3338.84max) MB/s ∼72% +32%
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2529 (2450.31min - 2528.54max) MB/s ∼54%
Average of class Gaming
  (170 - 4931, n=190, last 2 years)
2259 MB/s ∼49% -11%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
2161 (2137.42min - 2160.91max) MB/s ∼47% -15%
seq write
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4574 (4560.15min - 4574.31max) MB/s ∼100% +17%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4288 (4263.58min - 4288.05max) MB/s ∼94% +9%
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3923 (3818.83min - 3922.64max) MB/s ∼86%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
3385 (3369.91min - 3384.65max) MB/s ∼74% -14%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
2978 (2936.01min - 2977.75max) MB/s ∼65% -24%
Average of class Gaming
  (174 - 7889, n=189, last 2 years)
2424 MB/s ∼53% -38%
seq q8 t1 read
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7089 (6335.16min - 7089.42max) MB/s ∼100% +5%
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
6722 (5765.49min - 6722max) MB/s ∼95%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
6684 (5510.27min - 6684.46max) MB/s ∼94% -1%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6678 (5921.52min - 6678.38max) MB/s ∼94% -1%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
6149 (5544.48min - 6148.64max) MB/s ∼87% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 13195, n=190, last 2 years)
3665 MB/s ∼52% -45%
seq q8 t1 write
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5251 (5213.16min - 5250.64max) MB/s ∼100% +5%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5013 (4970.67min - 5012.61max) MB/s ∼95% 0%
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4999 (4978.75min - 4998.98max) MB/s ∼95%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
4917 (4616.04min - 4917.19max) MB/s ∼94% -2%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
4847 (4832.05min - 4846.52max) MB/s ∼92% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (86.2 - 9830, n=190, last 2 years)
2902 MB/s ∼55% -42%
4k q1 t1 read
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
91.2 (91.05min - 91.17max) MB/s ∼100% +2%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
90.5 (90.32min - 90.48max) MB/s ∼99% +1%
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
89.8 (89.42min - 89.75max) MB/s ∼98%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
58.5 (57.18min - 58.52max) MB/s ∼64% -35%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.53 - 97.4, n=190, last 2 years)
54.6 MB/s ∼60% -39%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
51.2 (51.08min - 51.21max) MB/s ∼56% -43%
4k q1 t1 write
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
275 (273.95min - 275.11max) MB/s ∼100%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
255 (254.32min - 255.35max) MB/s ∼93% -7%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
227 (226.1min - 227.27max) MB/s ∼83% -17%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
195 (192.96min - 194.75max) MB/s ∼71% -29%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.79 - 421, n=189, last 2 years)
166.2 MB/s ∼60% -40%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
166 (164.47min - 165.73max) MB/s ∼60% -40%
4k q32 t16 read
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
4079 (4073.01min - 4079.17max) MB/s ∼100% 0%
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4073 (4064.94min - 4073.47max) MB/s ∼100%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4060 (4051.28min - 4059.64max) MB/s ∼100% 0%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
3408 (3395.09min - 3407.81max) MB/s ∼84% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.1 - 4198, n=189, last 2 years)
1704 MB/s ∼42% -58%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
724 (719.56min - 724.12max) MB/s ∼18% -82%
4k q32 t16 write
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
4249 (4237.51min - 4248.77max) MB/s ∼100% +299%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3437 (3425.9min - 3437.33max) MB/s ∼81% +222%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
2975 (2942.71min - 2974.69max) MB/s ∼70% +179%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.15 - 4249, n=189, last 2 years)
1711 MB/s ∼40% +61%
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1066 (1060.72min - 1066.17max) MB/s ∼25%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
376 (372.82min - 375.8max) MB/s ∼9% -65%
AS SSD
Score Total
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
9134 Points ∼100% +2%
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8982 Points ∼98%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8380 Points ∼92% -7%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
7794 Points ∼85% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (910 - 9279, n=183, last 2 years)
5008 Points ∼55% -44%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
4314 Points ∼47% -52%
Score Read
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3344 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
3164 Points ∼95% -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3161 Points ∼95% -5%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
3044 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (389 - 3587, n=183, last 2 years)
1868 Points ∼56% -44%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
1801 Points ∼54% -46%
Score Write
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
4414 Points ∼100% +10%
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3997 Points ∼91%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3631 Points ∼82% -9%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
3252 Points ∼74% -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (335 - 4414, n=183, last 2 years)
2202 Points ∼50% -45%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
1737 Points ∼39% -57%
Seq Read
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5223 MB/s ∼100% +2%
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5120 MB/s ∼98%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5085 MB/s ∼97% -1%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
5010 MB/s ∼96% -2%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
4978 MB/s ∼95% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (252 - 6562, n=183, last 2 years)
3017 MB/s ∼58% -41%
Seq Write
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4434 MB/s ∼100% +20%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
3974 MB/s ∼90% +8%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
3922 MB/s ∼88% +6%
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3692 MB/s ∼83%
Average of class Gaming
  (308 - 7663, n=183, last 2 years)
2368 MB/s ∼53% -36%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
2058 MB/s ∼46% -44%
4K Read
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
82.8 MB/s ∼100%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
82.2 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
80.3 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (20 - 108, n=183, last 2 years)
54.1 MB/s ∼65% -35%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
51.9 MB/s ∼63% -37%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
43.4 MB/s ∼52% -48%
4K Write
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
241.3 MB/s ∼100%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
214.7 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
207.6 MB/s ∼86% -14%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
156.8 MB/s ∼65% -35%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
146.9 MB/s ∼61% -39%
Average of class Gaming
  (18 - 364, n=183, last 2 years)
146.4 MB/s ∼61% -39%
4K-64 Read
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2749 MB/s ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
2611 MB/s ∼95% -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2573 MB/s ∼94% -6%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
2439 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (216 - 2959, n=183, last 2 years)
1512 MB/s ∼55% -45%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
1260 MB/s ∼46% -54%
4K-64 Write
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
3859 MB/s ∼100% +14%
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3387 MB/s ∼88%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2972 MB/s ∼77% -12%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
2652 MB/s ∼69% -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (191.8 - 3859, n=183, last 2 years)
1828 MB/s ∼47% -46%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
1385 MB/s ∼36% -59%
Access Time Read
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
0.072 ms * ∼100% -148%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.018 - 0.23, n=176, last 2 years)
0.06512 ms * ∼90% -125%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
0.039 ms * ∼54% -34%
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
0.029 ms * ∼40%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
0.022 ms * ∼31% +24%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
0.018 ms * ∼25% +38%
Access Time Write
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
2x WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00 (RAID 0)
0.074 ms * ∼100% -311%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.012 - 0.588, n=183, last 2 years)
0.07143 ms * ∼97% -297%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
0.026 ms * ∼35% -44%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
0.021 ms * ∼28% -17%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
0.02 ms * ∼27% -11%
MSI GE76 Raider
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
0.018 ms * ∼24%

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GPU Performance

To many potential buyers, the graphics card will be the big highlight of the GE76 Raider. Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is a real performance monster, which – as known from the other Ampere GPUs – can perform very differently depending on the TGP settings.

MSI does not make any compromises and uses the maximum TGP of 175 Watts (including Dynamic Boost) for the RTX 3080 Ti. This means the GE76 beats all previous laptops in our benchmarks, but the advantage over the RTX 3080 with high TGP settings is not huge in the 3DMark tests. Expect an advantage of no more than 10-20% (the difference is often much bigger in 4K gaming tests). All models of the RTX 3080 Ti are equipped with 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, while some versions of the RTX 3080 were equipped with just 8 GB. Please see our tech section and our Performance analysis for more technical details.

3DMark Performance Rating - Percent
MSI GE76 Raider
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
100 pt ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
93.9 pt ∼94%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
89.3 pt ∼89%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S -1!
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
88.1 pt ∼88%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD -1!
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
85.1 pt ∼85%
Average of class Gaming
 
63.7 pt ∼64%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI GE76 Raider
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
45050 Points ∼100%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
42555 Points ∼94% -6%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
41696 Points ∼93% -7%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
41039 Points ∼91% -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
38087 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (1925 - 45050, n=211, last 2 years)
28963 Points ∼64% -36%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GE76 Raider
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
34041 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
31373 Points ∼92% -8%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
30650 Points ∼90% -10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
28939 Points ∼85% -15%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
28687 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (1360 - 34993, n=230, last 2 years)
21766 Points ∼64% -36%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI GE76 Raider
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
13324 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
13144 Points ∼99% -1%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
12055 Points ∼90% -10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
11424 Points ∼86% -14%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
10795 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (429 - 13455, n=232, last 2 years)
8414 Points ∼63% -37%
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
MSI GE76 Raider
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
8462 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
7991 Points ∼94% -6%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
7451 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (425 - 8462, n=130, last 2 years)
5372 Points ∼63% -37%
3DMark 06 Standard Score
56967 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
94760 points
3DMark 11 Performance
36650 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
66067 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
27992 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
13413 points
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Gaming Performance

The GE76 is the first system with the RTX 3080 Ti to appear in our database, so we tested more than 30 games with different settings and resolutions – starting with 1080p/Medium all the way up to 4K/Ultra (see table).

Result: Nvidia’s new flagship is not intimidated by demanding titles. Most games will run at more than 60 fps even at 3840 x 2160 pixels and maximum settings. There is only a handful of exceptions (like Cyberpunk 2077 or Crysis Remastered) where you either have to reduce the settings and/or the resolution, but this is most likely caused by lack of optimizations rather than the GPU itself. The RTX 3080 Ti is also well-suited for Ray Tracing.

Performance Rating - Percent
MSI GE76 Raider -114!
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK
99.8 pt ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Rocket Lake -236!
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900K
95 pt ∼95%
XMG Neo 15 @165 W TGP -160!
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
92.2 pt ∼92%
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S -255!
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
92.2 pt ∼92%
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E -247!
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
88.7 pt ∼89%
XMG Neo 17 @140 W TGP -155!
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
88.6 pt ∼89%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD -254!
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
87.9 pt ∼88%
Vampire Bloodhunt
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
XMG Neo 15 @165 W TGP
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
78 (48.6min, 52P0.1, 58.8P1) fps ∼100%
XMG Neo 17 @140 W TGP
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
73.1 (52min, 53.4P0.1, 57P1) fps ∼94%
2560x1440 Ultra Preset
XMG Neo 15 @165 W TGP
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
150 (51.1min, 82.3P0.1, 113P1) fps ∼100%
XMG Neo 17 @140 W TGP
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
142.8 (12.9min, 76P0.1, 107.8P1) fps ∼95%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
XMG Neo 15 @165 W TGP
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H