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MSI GL75 9SEK Laptop Review - An average mid-range gaming laptop with loud fans

Loud and proud. The MSI GL75 checks all the right boxes for a 2019 mid-range gaming laptop. Features like a high-refresh rate display and a per-key RGB backlit keyboard are nice additions, but fan noise and coil whine spoil an otherwise adequate package.

Every year, gaming laptops tend to get a little better. Slimmer display bezels, thinner cases, and improved performance have been the norm for the past few years. However, some things have continued to plague some gaming laptops (particularly cheaper models). The MSI GL75 is an interesting combination of modern design choices and annoying holdouts. 

The device is one of MSI's 17.3-inch mid-range models for 2019, and it ticks most of the boxes expected of a US $1500 gaming laptop. Some niceties once reserved for flagship notebooks have made their way into cheaper machines. For example, the GL75 enjoys slim display bezels, per-key RGB backlighting, and a 120 Hz panel. Seeing features like this in a sub-$2000 gaming laptop would have been unthinkable, even among last year's models. However, as we will see, there are a few hangups that spoil an otherwise decent package. 

The mid-range gaming laptop market is extremely competitive, especially considering how good machines around the $1500 price point have gotten. Competitors of the MSI GL75 include the Acer Predator Helios 500, the Asus Strix Hero III G731GV, and the HP Pavilion Gaming 17. We will also compare the 2018 MSI GL73, which has dropped in price, to see what MSI changed over the course of a year. 

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MSI GL75 9SEK-056US (GL75 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Core: 1335 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, GDDR5, NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 436.30, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 1333.3 MHz, DDR4-2666 / PC4-21300
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, No touchscreen, AU Optronics AUO479D (B173HAN04.7), IPS, 120 Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake HM370
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, 512 GB 
, 456 GB free
Soundcard
Nvidia TU106 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1x Mic in, 1x Headphone out, Card Reader: Full-sized SD/SDXC/SDHC Card Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 28 x 397 x 271 ( = 1.1 x 15.63 x 10.67 in)
Battery
51 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6-Cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 3 Watt, Keyboard: Chiclet, per-key RGB, Keyboard Light: yes, MSI Dragon Center, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1500 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The GL75's case is similar to MSI's other mid-tier gaming laptops. Cool aluminum with a black matte powdered finish covers the back of the display while the rest of the machine is dressed in plastic. The keyboard deck has a black matte finish, echoing the aluminum lid; however, the deck is entirely plastic. Fingerprints readily show on the plastic. While the metal lid is a bit more resistant to smudges, it will show finger oils after a short while. Both surfaces can be easily wiped clean. 

The case is fairly stable, though the keyboard deck and palm rests exhibit some minor flex under pressure. The lid is thin and can be warped and twisted, particularly in the middle. The bottom panel is sturdy and holds its shape when pressed. There are no unsightly gaps around the edges of the machine. The hinges hold the screen steady while typing. The display cannot be opened without holding the base of the machine. Pushing the top center of the machine's base creates an audible click, and some creaks can be heard when the palm rests are depressed. 

Due to the slim bezels around the display, the GL75 is a fair bit smaller than other 17-inch gaming notebooks. HP's Pavilion Gaming 17 and Asus' Strix Hero III G731GV are close in size but have slightly larger footprints. The GL75 takes up about 11% less desk space than its predecessor, the GL73 8SE. Despite its smaller footprint, the GL75 is still chunky; its 28 mm thick chassis may keep it out of smaller bags. The GL75 weighs in at 2.5 kg, which is on the lighter side for a large gaming laptop. As such, the machine is reasonably portable.

428 mm / 16.9 inch 298 mm / 11.7 inch 38.7 mm / 1.524 inch 3.8 kg8.33 lbs423 mm / 16.7 inch 304 mm / 12 inch 33 mm / 1.299 inch 3.7 kg8.06 lbs419 mm / 16.5 inch 287 mm / 11.3 inch 33 mm / 1.299 inch 2.7 kg5.95 lbs405 mm / 15.9 inch 282 mm / 11.1 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.8 kg6.08 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 293 mm / 11.5 inch 26.2 mm / 1.031 inch 2.9 kg6.28 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 271 mm / 10.7 inch 28 mm / 1.102 inch 2.5 kg5.51 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 263 mm / 10.4 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.3 kg5.11 lbs

Connectivity

Port selection is varied but feels outdated. The absence of Thunderbolt 3 is understandable given the price, but the use of an older HDMI 1.4 port (which only supports 4K displays at 30 Hz) is a disappointing choice.

Left: Ventilation, Ethernet, HDMI 1.4, mini-DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, Headphones out, Mic in
Left: Ventilation, Ethernet, HDMI 1.4, mini-DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, Headphones out, Mic in
Right: SD card reader, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, Ventilation, DC in
Right: SD card reader, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, Ventilation, DC in

SD Card Reader

MSI's budget- and mid-range laptops have long been plagued by slow SD card readers, and (sadly) the GL75 falls victim to this disease. The card reader offers transfer rates below 30 MB/s, which is abysmally slow compared to similarly priced gaming machines. The only other device in our comparison at this end of the speed spectrum is another MSI laptop, the GL73. All other competitors average between 70-80 MB/s. 

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Gaming
  (11.7 - 202, n=249)
92.3 MB/s ∼100% +293%
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81.59 MB/s ∼88% +247%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
80.5 MB/s ∼87% +243%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.7 MB/s ∼81% +218%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.81 MB/s ∼29% +14%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
 
23.5 MB/s ∼25%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=247)
110 MB/s ∼100% +286%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87 MB/s ∼79% +205%
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.84 MB/s ∼78% +201%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
67.7 MB/s ∼62% +138%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
30.98 MB/s ∼28% +9%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
 
28.5 MB/s ∼26%

Communication

Excellent wireless cards are somewhat of a given in even modest gaming laptops nowadays, and the GL75's Intel Cannon Lake card furthers this trend. Wireless speeds sit between 650-700 MBit/s, which should be more than enough for most consumer-grade routers. Connections remained stable up to about 30 meters from our home router, even through one interior and one exterior wall.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
693 MBit/s ∼100%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi
671 MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
669 MBit/s ∼97% -3%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
655 MBit/s ∼95% -5%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
650 MBit/s ∼94% -6%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
646 MBit/s ∼93% -7%
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
644 MBit/s ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 702, n=272)
605 MBit/s ∼87% -13%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi
691 MBit/s ∼100% +8%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
680 MBit/s ∼98% +6%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
655 MBit/s ∼95% +2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
650 MBit/s ∼94% +1%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
641 MBit/s ∼93%
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
630 MBit/s ∼91% -2%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
623 MBit/s ∼90% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 749, n=272)
557 MBit/s ∼81% -13%

Accessories

MSI includes a few stickers and some paperwork in the box, but nothing else.

Maintenance & Warranty

Maintenance and upgrade options are plentiful, but work is required to get inside the laptop. Thirteen #0 Phillips Head screws secure the bottom panel to the chassis. Once these are removed, several stubborn clips hold the panel in place. Care should be used when disengaging these, as they take time and effort to unclip. A plastic spudger should be used on the clips as the soft plastic of the bottom panel could be easily scratched. 

Once the bottom panel is removed, users will have access to both RAM DIMMs, the NVMe drive, the wireless card, and an empty 2.5-inch SATA drive bay. Users can also remove the heat pipe array from the CPU and GPU for repasting. We note the tri-point mount used for the CPU's heat sink, which may dissipate heat less evenly than a standard four-point mount due to uneven pressure.

MSI offers a standard 12-month warranty on the GL75.

Bottom panel remove
Bottom panel remove
Empty 2.5-inch SATA bay
Empty 2.5-inch SATA bay

Input Devices

Keyboard

The GL75's keyboard offers the same firm, "pillowy" feedback that MSI laptops are known for. The typing experience is similar to other MSI machines like the GP65 Leopard. In fact, the GL75's keyboard is a near-carbon copy of GP65's. As such, we have similar quibbles here that we did there. The overall layout is good, although some users may find the righthand placement of the Windows key annoying. The QWERTY keys are a bit small for our tastest (19 mm2), and the number pad keys are smaller still. With the minor exceptions, the keyboard is excellent and typists' fingers should be happy.

The GL75, like the GP65 Leopard, has a per-key RGB backlight under the keyboard. Colors shine through the translucent sides of the keys, and there are several fun pre-programmed effects. Users can pick these or create their own backlight setup through the SteelSeries Engine 3 tool included with the laptop. One of our favorite features from the GP65 is also here; holding the Fn key kills the backlight and highlights the functions keys on the laptop in red. We hope this feature is picked up by other manufacturers. 

Touchpad

The touchpad is adequate. Glide is smooth across the plastic surface, and tracking is accurate. We appreciate the dedicated buttons below the tracking surface. Clicks are a mixed bag; while feedback is firm, travel is short and the overall feel is hollow. While the touchpad overall isn't suitable for gaming, it's perfectly fine for general navigation. 

Keyboard
Keyboard
Touchpad
Touchpad
Per-key RGB lighting
Per-key RGB lighting

Display

Subpixel matrix
Subpixel matrix

The GL75's screen is decent but falls short in a few regards. The FHD panel offers good contrast (~1050:1) and is fairly sharp, but the backlight is dim at about 260 nits. (The average brightness for most laptops is 300 nits.) The screen is perfectly readable in most indoor environments but suffers under bright lights and outdoors. On the plus side, the 120 Hz refresh rate is a nice feature at this price point, and gameplay glides across the screen when it hits higher framerates. While the IPS panel is an upgrade from the GL73's TN display, the weaker backlight hurts the overall package. 

267.7
cd/m²
247.9
cd/m²
265.4
cd/m²
265.4
cd/m²
259.1
cd/m²
263.7
cd/m²
264.2
cd/m²
250.8
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics AUO479D (B173HAN04.7)
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 267.7 cd/m² Average: 260.8 cd/m² Minimum: 4.28 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 259.1 cd/m²
Contrast: 1036:1 (Black: 0.25 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.23 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 3.9
ΔE Greyscale 1.3 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
61% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 39% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.076
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
AU Optronics AUO479D (B173HAN04.7), IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
AU Optronics AUO B173HAN04.0, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
CMN1747, TN LED, 17.3, 1920x1080
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
AUO_B173HAN03, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
AU Optronics AUO309D, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
LGD05CE, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
BOE0825, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Response Times
63%
59%
55%
46%
-38%
-1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
26 (11.6, 14.4)
6.8 (3.4, 3.4)
74%
12.8 (6.8, 6)
51%
14 (7, 7)
46%
17.6 (10, 7.6)
32%
40 (21.2, 18.8)
-54%
31.6 (14, 17.6)
-22%
Response Time Black / White *
24.4 (12.8, 11.6)
12 (6.8, 5.2)
51%
8.2 (6, 2.2)
66%
9 (5, 4)
63%
10 (4.8, 5.2)
59%
29.6 (17.2, 12.4)
-21%
19.6 (10.8, 8.8)
20%
PWM Frequency
25770 (15)
Screen
12%
-50%
-28%
2%
-22%
-2%
Brightness middle
259.1
312.3
21%
326.4
26%
335
29%
343.6
33%
251
-3%
299.6
16%
Brightness
261
297
14%
317
21%
300
15%
320
23%
232
-11%
285
9%
Brightness Distribution
93
91
-2%
90
-3%
82
-12%
87
-6%
76
-18%
86
-8%
Black Level *
0.25
0.21
16%
0.28
-12%
0.7
-180%
0.34
-36%
0.17
32%
0.33
-32%
Contrast
1036
1487
44%
1166
13%
479
-54%
1011
-2%
1476
42%
908
-12%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.23
3.6
15%
7.83
-85%
4.99
-18%
3.74
12%
6.2
-47%
3.68
13%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
23.39
6.74
71%
13.36
43%
9.32
60%
5.33
77%
18.6
20%
8.05
66%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.9
3.95
-1%
2.83
27%
1.93
51%
3.49
11%
4.8
-23%
3.15
19%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.3
3.1
-138%
10.9
-738%
5.2
-300%
3.7
-185%
4.2
-223%
3.8
-192%
Gamma
2.076 106%
2.26 97%
1.97 112%
2.49 88%
2.36 93%
2.32 95%
2.12 104%
CCT
6542 99%
7002 93%
11056 59%
7719 84%
6388 102%
7454 87%
7240 90%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
39
56.6
45%
75.8
94%
59
51%
58
49%
36.5
-6%
58.1
49%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
61
86.6
42%
100
64%
91
49%
90
48%
57.4
-6%
89.8
47%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
38% / 19%
5% / -33%
14% / -15%
24% / 9%
-30% / -24%
-2% / -2%

* ... smaller is better

Color reproduction and color space are decent but not great. The DeltaE2000 for colors averages 4.23, which is good for a gaming laptop but not low enough for professional use (DeltaE2000 of 3 or lower). However, some colors bands are far less accurate than others. In particular, hues of blue and green miss their color targets by a fair bit (DeltaE2000 between 8-12). This shouldn't matter much for games. Grays are far more accurate with little variance. Calibration helps these DeltaE2000 scores a bit, but this is not a good display for color-critical work.  

Color space coverage is similarly stunted. The GL75's panel covers only 61% and 39% of the sRGB and AdobeRGB color gamuts, respectively. Again, this is adequate for gaming, but videographers and photographers will find the limited color selection frustrating. Given how far gaming laptop displays have come with regards to color (even mid-range devices), these results are a bit disappointing.

ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation Sweeps
Saturation Sweeps
ColorChecker (calibrated)
ColorChecker (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
vs sRGB: 61%
vs sRGB: 61%
vs AdobeRGB: 39%
vs AdobeRGB: 39%

The dim backlight makes outdoor use difficult. While the screen can be seen under shade (thanks in part to its matte finish), direct sunlight completely washes out the display. The matte display exhibits noticeable graininess, especially on white backgrounds. However, this is not uncommon. On a positive note, viewing angles are good (typical for an IPS display), and backlight bleed is minimal.

Outdoors, shade
Outdoors, shade
Outdoors, direct sunlight
Outdoors, direct sunlight
Minimal backlight bleed
Minimal backlight bleed

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
24.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.8 ms rise
↘ 11.6 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 240 (maximum) ms. » 39 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.6 ms rise
↘ 14.4 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 14 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.7 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9370 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Performance

While the GL75's exterior features range from mediocre to average, its internals are surprisingly good. The GL75 ticks all the boxes expected of a 2019 mid-range gaming laptop (Core i7-9750H, RTX 2060) but regularly outperforms similarly specced competitors in almost every regard.

 

Processor

Intel's Core i7-9750H is the go-to CPU for gaming laptops this year, and with good reason. The hexacore, hyperthreaded CPU is a great performer and a small bump up from last year's Core i7-8750H. We've seen this processor several times at this point, and we know what to expect. However, the MSI GL75 manages to rise above the sea of 9750H-equipped laptops with impressive performance.

In Cinebench R15's multicore test, the GL75 bests the average score for the Core i7-9750H by 9%. Similarly, the GL75 smokes the competition in our Cinebench R15 loop test, which runs the multi-core benchmark 50 times in a row. After the typical drop in performance from the first pass, the GL75 holds fairly steady over the test, save for a single dip about halfway through. Notably, the GL75 beats out the Asus Strix Hero III G731GV and the HP Pavilion Gaming 17 by an average of 7-10% in this test. 

Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R20
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MSI GL75 9SEK-056US GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1175 (1102.32-1284.15)
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1096 (1054.52-1187.97)
MSI GL73 8SE-010US GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø920 (906.29-1034.2)
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256GD9MNE-6200A; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø933 (883.12-1007.2)
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1 GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø981 (957.01-1046.68)
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø748 (730.55-769.02)
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1077 (1065.56-1205.55)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
Intel Core i7-9750H
187 Points ∼86%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (170 - 194, n=49)
183 Points ∼84% -2%
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL
Intel Core i7-1065G7
179 Points ∼82% -4%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
Intel Core i5-9300H
171 Points ∼78% -9%
Lenovo Legion Y730-15ICH i5-8300H
Intel Core i5-8300H
166 Points ∼76% -11%
Dell G7 17 7790
Intel Core i7-8750H
164 Points ∼75% -12%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
157 Points ∼72% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 212, n=520)
157 Points ∼72% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
144 Points ∼66% -23%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
Intel Core i7-9750H
1284 Points ∼29%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (964 - 1306, n=51)
1187 Points ∼27% -8%
Dell G7 17 7790
Intel Core i7-8750H
1183 Points ∼27% -8%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
Intel Core i5-9300H
850 Points ∼19% -34%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2022, n=523)
830 Points ∼19% -35%
Lenovo Legion Y730-15ICH i5-8300H
Intel Core i5-8300H
818 Points ∼19% -36%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
799 Points ∼18% -38%
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL
Intel Core i7-1065G7
740 (min: 693, max: 740) Points ∼17% -42%
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL
Intel Core i7-1065G7
720 (min: 659, max: 720) Points ∼16% -44%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
611 Points ∼14% -52%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (6659 - 7214, n=9)
6919 Points ∼64%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
Intel Core i5-9300H
6421 Points ∼59%
Average of class Gaming
  (8.85 - 8872, n=427)
4843 Points ∼45%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (29665 - 36304, n=9)
34247 Points ∼52%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
Intel Core i5-9300H
25656 Points ∼39%
Average of class Gaming
  (19.7 - 48808, n=427)
18337 Points ∼28%
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - ---
Average of class Gaming
  (-1 - 207000, n=2949)
3183 Seconds * ∼14% -581%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (0.3 - 11365, n=38)
2393 Seconds * ∼11% -412%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
Intel Core i7-9750H
467.324 Seconds * ∼2%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
187 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1284 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
121.11 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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System Performance

Overall system performance is excellent. The fast CPU, beefy GPU, and snappy NVMe SSD work in concert to plow through most workloads. In general, performance (as measured by PCMark 10) is in line with similarly priced laptops, and the GL75 should be able to easily handle most workloads thrown its way. 

PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7530 Points ∼63% +5%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256GD9MNE-6200A
7201 Points ∼60% +1%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7142 Points ∼60%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (6641 - 8069, n=9)
7119 Points ∼59% 0%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6827 Points ∼57% -4%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
6502 Points ∼54% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11191, n=213)
6358 Points ∼53% -11%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
6108 Points ∼51% -14%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5044 Points ∼42% -29%
Productivity
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7690 Points ∼79%
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7679 Points ∼79% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (7140 - 8106, n=9)
7600 Points ∼78% -1%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7558 Points ∼78% -2%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256GD9MNE-6200A
7468 Points ∼77% -3%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
7261 Points ∼75% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 8968, n=214)
7179 Points ∼74% -7%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
7165 Points ∼74% -7%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
7096 Points ∼73% -8%
Essentials
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
9832 Points ∼89% +5%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
9388 Points ∼85%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (8852 - 9540, n=9)
9330 Points ∼85% -1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
9320 Points ∼85% -1%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
9138 Points ∼83% -3%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256GD9MNE-6200A
8808 Points ∼80% -6%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
8575 Points ∼78% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 10668, n=215)
8507 Points ∼77% -9%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
8397 Points ∼76% -11%
Score
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5939 Points ∼76% +3%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5748 Points ∼74%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (5368 - 5997, n=9)
5706 Points ∼73% -1%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256GD9MNE-6200A
5589 Points ∼72% -3%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5580 Points ∼72% -3%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5429 Points ∼70% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7171, n=216)
5222 Points ∼67% -9%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
5118 Points ∼66% -11%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
4873 Points ∼63% -15%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5968 Points ∼92% +10%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256GD9MNE-6200A
5872 Points ∼90% +8%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5650 Points ∼87% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (5287 - 5931, n=9)
5629 Points ∼86% +4%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5428 Points ∼83%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
5359 Points ∼82% -1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5222 Points ∼80% -4%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5107 Points ∼78% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6515, n=396)
5040 Points ∼77% -7%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5557 Points ∼91% +31%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256GD9MNE-6200A
5431 Points ∼89% +28%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (4136 - 5185, n=9)
4487 Points ∼74% +6%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4399 Points ∼72% +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=413)
4260 Points ∼70% 0%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4241 Points ∼70%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
4148 Points ∼68% -2%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
3876 Points ∼64% -9%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
3691 Points ∼61% -13%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4241 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5428 points
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Storage Devices

The Western Digital PC SN520 NVMe SSD is a very nice touch for a $1500 laptop. General read and write speeds are fairly good (~1300-1700 MB/s, depending on the test). Most competitors, except for HP's Omen 17t and Pavilion Gaming 17, cannot keep up. Both of these machines rely on Samsung's PM981, which usually bests other NVMe SSDs by a small margin. 

AS SSD
AS SSD
CrystalDiskMark 6
CrystalDiskMark 6
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256GD9MNE-6200A
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
AS SSD
-35%
-81%
-40%
6%
-5%
Copy Game MB/s
970.72
555.83
590
874.69
1107.07
Copy Program MB/s
568.88
277.96
337
481.13
588.74
Copy ISO MB/s
1415.5
811.32
868
1080.01
1284.28
Score Total
3363
1616
-52%
1061
-68%
4142
23%
2909
-13%
Score Write
1542
900
-42%
385
-75%
812
-47%
2147
39%
1476
-4%
Score Read
1201
462
-62%
456
-62%
859
-28%
1304
9%
951
-21%
Access Time Write *
0.031
0.046
-48%
0.09
-190%
0.054
-74%
0.047
-52%
0.034
-10%
Access Time Read *
0.108
0.079
27%
0.237
-119%
0.071
34%
0.073
32%
4K-64 Write
1284.14
703.23
-45%
285.72
-78%
647.45
-50%
1866.02
45%
1232.96
-4%
4K-64 Read
1041.64
320.12
-69%
354.32
-66%
723.49
-31%
1124.72
8%
730.81
-30%
4K Write
11894
104.25
-99%
56.58
-100%
80.67
-99%
84.44
-99%
108.22
-99%
4K Read
29.67
48.05
62%
21.91
-26%
38.57
30%
31.66
7%
49.73
68%
Seq Write
1390.7
920.81
-34%
427.59
-69%
837.53
-40%
1962.09
41%
1344.71
-3%
Seq Read
1296.34
939.93
-27%
793.63
-39%
971.99
-25%
1472.55
14%
1708.98
32%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-13%
-49%
-37%
-6%
22%
Write 4K
149.1
129.3
-13%
71.19
-52%
79.18
-47%
110.7
-26%
135.3
-9%
Read 4K
48.58
54.4
12%
32.7
-33%
39.69
-18%
35.49
-27%
63.67
31%
Write Seq
977.5
404.5
949.6
1665
1337
Read Seq
1447
8.3
1087
1284
1617
Write 4K Q32T1
462
476.8
3%
204
-56%
189.6
-59%
340.2
-26%
567.5
23%
Read 4K Q32T1
606.2
338.1
-44%
303.2
-50%
304
-50%
407.5
-33%
644.8
6%
Write Seq Q32T1
1454.3
981.8
-32%
386.5
-73%
947.7
-35%
2038
40%
1428
-2%
Read Seq Q32T1
1724
1622
-6%
1214
-30%
1488
-14%
2367
37%
3184
85%
Write 4K Q8T8
1211.4
Read 4K Q8T8
1104.2
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-24% / -28%
-65% / -70%
-39% / -39%
0% / 2%
9% / 5%

* ... smaller is better

WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1724 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1454.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 606.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 462 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 48.58 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 149.1 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 1211.4 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 1104.2 MB/s

GPU Performance

In similar fashion to the CPU, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 in the GL75 performs a bit above average. Compared to other laptops using the RTX 2060, the GL75 scores about 3-5% better 3DMark 11 and 3DMark's various benchmarks. The GL75 is even able to keep up with the RTX 2070 Max-Q-equipped Omen X 2S. As we will see below, this translates into competent gaming performance. As such, the GL75 can take advantage of its 120 Hz display. 

Time Spy
Time Spy
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Ice Storm Extreme
Ice Storm Extreme
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Extreme
Fire Strike Extreme
Fire Strike Ultimate
Fire Strike Ultimate
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H
12540 Points ∼55%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9750H
12458 Points ∼55% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (9099 - 14726, n=15)
12077 Points ∼53% -4%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H
11416 Points ∼50% -9%
Asus Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ062T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9750H
10851 Points ∼48% -13%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 8565U
8563 Points ∼38% -32%
Average of class Gaming
  (510 - 17501, n=623)
7600 Points ∼34% -39%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H
6399 Points ∼28% -49%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, 3700U
2270 Points ∼10% -82%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ062T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9750H
25500 Points ∼50% +16%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H
21895 Points ∼43%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (19537 - 22299, n=15)
20706 Points ∼41% -5%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H
19329 Points ∼38% -12%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9750H
18434 Points ∼36% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=622)
13475 Points ∼26% -38%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 8565U
10761 Points ∼21% -51%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H
8220 Points ∼16% -62%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, 3700U
3064 Points ∼6% -86%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ062T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9750H
7722 Points ∼54% +24%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9750H
6419 Points ∼45% +3%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H
6227 Points ∼44%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (5735 - 6586, n=13)
6049 Points ∼42% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=159)
5716 Points ∼40% -8%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H
5335 Points ∼37% -14%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 8565U
2836 Points ∼20% -54%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H
1789 Points ∼13% -71%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ062T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9750H
19846 Points ∼49% +20%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H
16590 Points ∼41%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9750H
16483 Points ∼41% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (14768 - 17119, n=14)
15821 Points ∼39% -5%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H
14753 Points ∼36% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=547)
11401 Points ∼28% -31%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 8565U
7593 Points ∼19% -54%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H
6331 Points ∼16% -62%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Asus Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ062T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9750H
119860 Points ∼65% +6%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 9750H
112768 Points ∼61%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9750H
106563 Points ∼58% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (77569 - 112768, n=14)
99864 Points ∼54% -11%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H
98452 Points ∼53% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=528)
67660 Points ∼37% -40%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 8565U
46686 Points ∼25% -59%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H
37173 Points ∼20% -67%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (122672 - 312560, n=3)
242389 Points ∼33%
Average of class Gaming
  (27912 - 401585, n=186)
163369 Points ∼22%
Asus Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ062T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 9750H
150368 Points ∼21%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H
57989 Points ∼8%
3DMark 11 Performance
18769 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
38284 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
15035 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
6245 points
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Gaming Performance

The GL75 is perfectly suited for gaming at FHD/High settings. Thanks to the excellent performance of the machine's RTX 2060, games can push past 60 fps. In particular, competitive titles like Rocket League, DOTA 2, and the like will greatly benefit from the fast 120 Hz display. Heavier titles like Shadow of the Tomb Raider aren't much of a problem at Full HD, but higher resolutions will require lower settings. 

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (55.1 - 65, n=14)
59.1 fps ∼100% +2%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
58 fps ∼98%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
57 fps ∼96% -2%
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
57 fps ∼96% -2%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
56 fps ∼95% -3%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
55.1 fps ∼93% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=316)
49.8 fps ∼84% -14%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
48.5 fps ∼82% -16%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
37 fps ∼63% -36%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
115 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (104 - 119, n=13)
112 fps ∼97% -3%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
110 fps ∼96% -4%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
107.1 fps ∼93% -7%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
104.3 fps ∼91% -9%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
92.1 fps ∼80% -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (11.1 - 194, n=270)
87.1 fps ∼76% -24%
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
83 fps ∼72% -28%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
62.2 fps ∼54% -46%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
191 fps ∼100% +5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (158 - 204, n=12)
184 fps ∼96% +1%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
182 fps ∼95%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
179.5 fps ∼94% -1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
173.3 fps ∼91% -5%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
157.5 fps ∼82% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (20.9 - 273, n=163)
142 fps ∼74% -22%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
109.6 fps ∼57% -40%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
HP Omen 17t-3AW55AV_1
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
268 fps ∼100% +2%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
262 fps ∼98%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (189 - 288, n=12)
258 fps ∼96% -2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
256.8 fps ∼96% -2%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
245.1 fps ∼91% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (17 - 387, n=151)
204 fps ∼76% -22%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
188.7 fps ∼70% -28%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
157.1 fps ∼59% -40%

Long-term gaming performance is stable. Over an hour-long playthrough of The Witcher 3, we see neither unexpected frame drops nor spikes. 

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