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MSI Katana GF66 12UGS laptop review: The update to Alder Lake brings significantly more performance

Powerful hardware at an affordable price. This is exactly what the Katana GF66 offers. After the upgrade to Alder Lake, the Katana gaming laptops are even more powerful. However, to end up at a sales price of around 2000 Euros ($2142), MSI cuts some corners in many areas. With this, the gaming laptop looks better on paper than some of our measurements reveal.

In terms of the computing performance, MSI has significantly upgraded the Katana GF66 we tested last year. The Intel Core i7-11800H and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 were replaced by the more current chips, and at this point a Core i7-12700H and RTX 3070 Ti make up the computing performance. Nothing has changed in the exterior of the elegant gaming laptop, and the design by Nagano Tsuyoshi was kept without any changes.

In addition to the upgrades of the hardware, the display was also replaced by another panel. However, this appears to be more of a downgrade than upgrade, and the display evaluation of the GF66 12UGS turns out significantly worse than that of the GF66 11UG.

For a laptop with the powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, the Katana is relatively affordable at around 2000 Euros (~$2142). At that price, we also see several gaming laptops with supposedly weaker configurations among our comparison devices. However, once again we see the powerful influence of the TDP and TGP values on the computing performance. In several benchmarks, some laptops such as the Asus TUF Gaming F15 or the Lenovo Legion 5 are able to significantly surpass the current Katana GF66 and its large sibling, the GF76.

MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Processor
Intel Core i7-12700H 14 x 1.7 - 4.7 GHz, 100 W PL2 / Short Burst, 38 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU - 8192 MB, Core: 1035 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 105 W TDP, GDDR6, 30.0.15.1215 (512.15), Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics AUOAF90, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK, 1024 GB 
, 781 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI
Networking
Realtek RTL8168B/8111B (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.5 x 359 x 262 ( = 1.08 x 14.13 x 10.31 in)
Battery
52 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.27 kg ( = 80.07 oz / 5 pounds), Power Supply: 540 g ( = 19.05 oz / 1.19 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
80.3 %
06/2022
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.3 kg27.5 mm15.60"1920x1080
79.2 %
09/2021
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg25 mm15.60"1920x1080
82.6 %
05/2022
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.7 kg25.2 mm17.30"1920x1080
87.2 %
03/2022
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg24.95 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
84 %
06/2022
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.5 kg26.8 mm15.60"2560x1440
82.6 %
05/2022
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
R5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
2.5 kg25.75 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case and Equipment - Upgrades are lacking here

Compared to the GF66 11UG, there are no changes in the case or connection equipment. The design is still elegant and inconspicuous, and the amount, positioning, and types of the connections also remain the same. This means that we continue to miss Thunderbolt and DisplayPort in the USB-C connection of the gaming laptop. You can find a more detailed description of the case and connection equipment in our review of the MSI Katana GF66 11UG.

There are some slight improvements in the better webcam and stability of the display hinges, which now offer more resistance than those of the predecessor, holding the display better in place.

In terms of the size and weight, the Katana GF66 12UGS places in the middle of the field of competitors. As typical for gaming laptops, the weight is more than 2 kilograms (~4.4 lb).

Size Comparison

398 mm / 15.7 inch 273 mm / 10.7 inch 25.2 mm / 0.992 inch 2.7 kg6 lbs363.5 mm / 14.3 inch 272.9 mm / 10.7 inch 26.8 mm / 1.055 inch 2.5 kg5.41 lbs362.5 mm / 14.3 inch 260.6 mm / 10.3 inch 25.75 mm / 1.014 inch 2.5 kg5.47 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 27.5 mm / 1.083 inch 2.3 kg5 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 24 mm / 0.945 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs354.9 mm / 14 inch 251.9 mm / 9.92 inch 24.95 mm / 0.982 inch 2.1 kg4.58 lbs

Connection Equipment

The MSI Katana doesn't really offer a lot in terms of connections. The USB-2.0 port on the left side clearly shows that MSI cut some corners in the connections. Other equipment it lacks is a card reader or a fully equipped USB-C port. 

3.5 mm headset port, USB-A 3.2 (5 Gbit/s), USB-C 3.2 (5 Gbit/s), HDMI 2.0 (4K UHD up to 60 Hz), RJ-45 (Gigabit LAN)
3.5 mm headset port, USB-A 3.2 (5 Gbit/s), USB-C 3.2 (5 Gbit/s), HDMI 2.0 (4K UHD up to 60 Hz), RJ-45 (Gigabit LAN)
power connection, USB-A 3.2 (5 Gbit/s), USB-A 2.0
power connection, USB-A 3.2 (5 Gbit/s), USB-A 2.0

Communication

The Intel AX201 module continues to offer the WLAN-ax and Bluetooth 5.2 functionalities. The high transfer rates that we measure in our test with the ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 point to powerful antennas in the gaming laptop.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1569 (1338min - 1632max) MBit/s ∼100% +12%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1490 (1385min - 1614max) MBit/s ∼95% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (851 - 1695, n=22, last 2 years)
1403 MBit/s ∼89% 0%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (925 - 1715, n=16)
1399 MBit/s ∼89% 0%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1397 (581min - 1504max) MBit/s ∼89%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1717 (1477min - 1748max) MBit/s ∼100% +1%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1698 (805min - 1720max) MBit/s ∼99%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1591 (790min - 1631max) MBit/s ∼93% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (787 - 1748, n=26, last 2 years)
1563 MBit/s ∼91% -8%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (1167 - 1724, n=19)
1546 MBit/s ∼90% -9%
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MSI Katana GF66 12UGS Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1670 (805-1720)
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1564 (790-1631)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW); iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1716 (1477-1748)
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1445 (1383-1538)
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1613 (1351-1677)
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE RTL8852AE ; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø708 (665-735)
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1377 (581-1504)
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1569 (1338-1632)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW); iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1490 (1385-1614)
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1045 (936-1115)
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1456 (720-1589)
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE RTL8852AE ; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø865 (767-911)

Webcam

Even if the quality of the webcam continues to leave something to be desired, the camera of the GF66 has slightly improved compared to last year. For example, the color deviations are now slightly lower, and the contrast and sharpness have slightly improved.

ColorChecker
5.6 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
6 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
6 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
9 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
7 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Katana GF66 12UGS: 8.69 ∆E min: 4.58 - max: 16.24 ∆E

Maintenance

While the MSI Katana GF66 should really be easy to open, MSI hides at least one of the screws underneath a seal sticker most of the time. Even though this seal should be easy to remove, we did not do this, since our test unit is a loaner. Underneath the base cover, the working memory, WLAN module, and M.2-NVMe SSDs can be replaced or expanded, since the gaming laptop also offers a free M.2 slot.

MSI Katana GF66 base unit
MSI Katana GF66 base unit

Warranty

MSI offers the GF66 in Europe with a 24-month manufacturer warranty. Defective devices will be picked up and repaired at a central location, from where they are shipped back to the customer. By the way, removing the seal sticker will not impact the warranty on the device. The seal is only meant to show the customer whether the devices is in its original condition. 

Input Devices - Nothing new here

The keyboard and touchpad of the gaming laptop show no changes compared to the competitor. The keys have a comfortable size, and the red background illumination of the keyboard can be adjusted without glare. Unfortunately, the size of the fairly small touchpad was not increased, but the touchpad responds to inputs flawlessly.

At this point, there are working drivers for all the function keys, so you can control the webcam, microphone, and MSI Center via key press, and the target cross overlay also works now, facilitating aiming in many games. 

Display - MSI performs a clear downgrade here

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Illumination
Illumination

The display of the GF66 12UGS is significantly worse than that of the GF66 11UG. While 144 Hz and a Full-HD resolution are adequate for a gaming laptop with the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, the rest of the values of the panel don't support using it as a gaming monitor. At 58.3%, the sRGB color space coverage of the new AU Optronics panel is worse than that of the panel in the predecessor model; at an average of 225 cd/m², the brightness is worse; and the response times are also worse. MSI performed a clear downgrade here.

The contrast ratio of 1081:1 is good, but only the Asus TUF Gaming A15 has a lower value in our comparison field. Apart from the 144 Hz, the display of the gaming laptop offers values that are more appropriate for an office laptop. 

239
cd/m²
227
cd/m²
223
cd/m²
233
cd/m²
227
cd/m²
217
cd/m²
229
cd/m²
218
cd/m²
214
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics AUOAF90
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 239 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 225.2 cd/m² Minimum: 5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 227 cd/m²
Contrast: 1081:1 (Black: 0.21 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.19 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3, calibrated: 3.81
ΔE Greyscale 2.7 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
40.4% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
58.3% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
39.1% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.208
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
AU Optronics AUOAF90, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
AU Optronics B156HAN08.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
AU Optronics B173HAN04.9, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
TL156VDXP0101, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
Sharp SHP1532, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Chi Mei N156KME-GNA, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
LGD06A5, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
63%
-1%
69%
109%
77%
Display P3 Coverage
39.1
65.4
67%
38.5
-2%
66.4
70%
95.6
145%
71.1
82%
sRGB Coverage
58.3
91.3
57%
57.8
-1%
97
66%
99.8
71%
99.1
70%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
40.4
66.7
65%
39.8
-1%
68.5
70%
85.2
111%
72.3
79%
Response Times
71%
3%
71%
71%
63%
71%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 ?(18.8, 21.2)
7.4 ?(3.8, 3.6)
81%
40.6 ?(18.8, 21.8)
-2%
5.6 ?(3.2, 2.4)
86%
12 ?(6, 6)
70%
15.7 ?(7.5, 8.2)
61%
15 ?(7, 8)
62%
Response Time Black / White *
28.4 ?(15.2, 13.2)
11.2 ?(6, 5.2)
61%
26.4 ?(13.8, 12.6)
7%
12.8 ?(6.8, 6)
55%
8 ?(4, 4)
72%
10.2 ?(6.1, 4.1)
64%
6 ?(2, 4)
79%
PWM Frequency
1250 ?(20)
Screen
7%
23%
32%
30%
12%
15%
Brightness middle
227
307
35%
281
24%
353.7
56%
297
31%
332
46%
371
63%
Brightness
225
321
43%
264
17%
340
51%
268
19%
303
35%
328
46%
Brightness Distribution
90
83
-8%
88
-2%
89
-1%
84
-7%
86
-4%
85
-6%
Black Level *
0.21
0.27
-29%
0.2
5%
0.34
-62%
0.22
-5%
0.29
-38%
0.32
-52%
Contrast
1081
1137
5%
1405
30%
1040
-4%
1350
25%
1145
6%
1159
7%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.19
4.67
-11%
3.69
12%
1.74
58%
1.36
68%
3.61
14%
3.25
22%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
17.45
7.53
57%
8.46
52%
3.63
79%
3.82
78%
7.71
56%
6.33
64%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
3.81
2.41
37%
3.61
5%
0.5
87%
0.59
85%
1.11
71%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.7
4.5
-67%
0.94
65%
2.1
22%
1.88
30%
5.2
-93%
4.94
-83%
Gamma
2.208 100%
2.276 97%
2.42 91%
2.3 96%
2.48 89%
2.155 102%
2.45 90%
CCT
6176 105%
6824 95%
6443 101%
6257 104%
6768 96%
6724 97%
6064 107%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99
Total Average (Program / Settings)
47% / 28%
8% / 15%
57% / 45%
51% / 38%
61% / 40%
54% / 36%

* ... smaller is better

The color space coverage and color reproduction of the MSI Katana GF66 12UGS is unconvincing. Almost all the colors are outside the range for natural color reproduction, and you can even notice color deviations with your bare eyes. Due to the low color space coverage, even a calibration with CalMan and the X-Rite i1 Colorimeter will hardly bring any improvements.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)


MSI Katana GF66 12UGS vs sRGB
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS vs sRGB
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS vs P3
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS vs P3
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS vs AdobeRGB
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS vs AdobeRGB

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
28.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15.2 ms rise
↘ 13.2 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 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 68 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.8 ms rise
↘ 21.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 50 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (36.5 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 19959 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

In bright sunlight, the image contents can only be read to a limited extent. To be able to read it easily, the display would have to offer a higher brightness. 

Using the MSI Katana GF66 outside
Using the MSI Katana GF66 outside
Using the MSI Katana GF66 outside
Using the MSI Katana GF66 outside

In the analysis of the viewing angles, the MSI GF66 12UGS does justice to the Wide View (IPS level) specification on the data sheet. There are only minimal deviations in the colors and contrast from all viewing angles. On the other hand, the perceived brightness drops relatively fast, but that this looks exaggerated in the camera image, though.

Viewing angles of the MSI Katana GF66
Viewing angles of the MSI Katana GF66

Performance - The current CPU generation

The MSI Katana GF66 12U gaming laptops are available in a wide variety of configurations. Either the Intel Core i5-12500H or the i7-12700H are available, as well as either 8 or 16 GB of DDR4-3200 working memory. MSI also offers various configurations of graphics chips starting from the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 up to the RTX 3070 Ti. In the preinstalled operating system, you also have the choice between FreeDos or Windows 11 Home. 

Our test unit offers a powerful configuration with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, Intel Core i7-12700H, and 16 GB of RAM. With this, the laptop is clearly targeted towards gaming. Thanks to the powerful graphics card, even graphically demanding games can be played at high frame rates.

 

Test Conditions

MSI Center performance modes
MSI Center performance modes

Thanks to the smart performance control, you basically don't really need to configure anything manually in the MSI Katana GF66. In this performance mode, the laptop automatically switches to one of the preinstalled modes between Silent and Extreme Performance. 

The PL1 performance limits are between 85 and 23 watts. In battery operation, the PL1 can also be lowered to 13 watts in the Super Battery mode. 

All the tests were performed in the Smart Auto performance mode. The long-term processor consumption lies at about 38 watts here, but the laptop is also able to increase this performance significantly during games or in other scenarios. 

Processor

The Intel Core i7-12700H belongs to the high-end CPUs from the new Alder Lake generation. The processor offers six performance and eight efficiency cores. In this way, the CPU is able to operate on 20 threads. With a TDP configurable up to 45 watts in PL1, the processor is suitable for larger laptops with a powerful cooling system. 

In our test, the Katana GF66 is able to show a significantly higher performance in some areas than its predecessor. Even in the AI performance mode, it surpasses its older sibling in most of the generic processor benchmarks. We tested the MSI Katana GF76, which is equipped with the same hardware, in the Extreme Performance mode. While that laptop shows a higher performance under longer load in this way, it performs at eye level in benchmarks with short-term loads. The comparison between the GF66 11U and GF66 12UGS is more interesting. In the fairly balanced AI mode, the Intel Core i7-12700H in the GF66 reaches about the same performance as its predecessor in the Extreme Performance mode.

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

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MSI Katana GF66 12UGS Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø1934 (1726.89-2722.38)
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø1724 (1656.04-2605.35)
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220 Intel Core i7-11800H; fan in full speed: Ø1900 (1799.78-2120.55)
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220 Intel Core i7-11800H; Factory settings: Ø1316 (1300.31-1341.52)
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2347 (2251.62-2675.23)
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø1903 (1786.91-2018.67)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2360 (2296.08-2730.75)
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE AMD Ryzen 5 5600H: Ø1622 (1447.86-1653.64)
CPU Performance Rating - Percent
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
82.5 pt ∼83%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
82.2 pt ∼82%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
80.7 pt ∼81%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
79.3 pt ∼79%
Average of class Gaming
 
64.9 pt ∼65%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T -2!
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
62.8 pt ∼63%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
57.5 pt ∼58%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
56.5 pt ∼57%
Cinebench R23
Multi Core
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
17210 Points ∼100%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
17063 Points ∼99% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
16624 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (4032 - 19250, n=36)
15627 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 23482, n=192, last 2 years)
12743 Points ∼74% -26%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
10416 Points ∼61% -39%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
8447 Points ∼49% -51%
Single Core
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
1825 Points ∼100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
1817 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
1808 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (778 - 1825, n=35)
1756 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 1936, n=191, last 2 years)
1522 Points ∼83% -17%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
1517 Points ∼83% -17%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
1366 Points ∼75% -25%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Multi Core)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
6404 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
6385 Points ∼100%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
6051 Points ∼94% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1576 - 7382, n=36)
5908 Points ∼92% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 9042, n=232, last 2 years)
4668 Points ∼73% -27%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4553 Points ∼71% -29%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
4059 Points ∼63% -36%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
3306 Points ∼52% -48%
CPU (Single Core)
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
702 Points ∼100%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
697 Points ∼99% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
694 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (300 - 702, n=36)
675 Points ∼96% -4%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
583 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 745, n=232, last 2 years)
572 Points ∼81% -19%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
559 Points ∼80% -20%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
535 Points ∼76% -24%
Cinebench R15
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
2731 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
2722 (1726.89min - 2722.38max) Points ∼100%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
2605 (1656.04min - 2605.35max) Points ∼95% -4%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
2675 (1851.25min - 2515.09max) Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1379 - 2903, n=41)
2519 Points ∼92% -7%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
2121 (1799.78min - 2120.55max) Points ∼78% -22%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
1342 (1300.31min - 1341.52max) Points ∼49% -51%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2019 (1786.91min - 2018.67max) Points ∼74% -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 3652, n=237, last 2 years)
1971 Points ∼72% -28%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
1723 Points ∼63% -37%
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
263 Points ∼100%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
260 Points ∼99% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
262 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
261 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (113 - 263, n=37)
253 Points ∼96% -4%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
233 Points ∼89% -11%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
229 Points ∼87% -13%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
228 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 282, n=227, last 2 years)
228 Points ∼87% -13%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
223 Points ∼85% -15%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
342 Seconds * ∼100% -26%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
305.2 Seconds * ∼89% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1259, n=234, last 2 years)
285 Seconds * ∼83% -5%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
271 Seconds * ∼79%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
268 Seconds * ∼78% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (171 - 732, n=35)
229 Seconds * ∼67% +15%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
200.1 Seconds * ∼59% +26%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
194.7 Seconds * ∼57% +28%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
62149 MIPS ∼100% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (22844 - 73067, n=35)
60244 MIPS ∼97% +14%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
56454 MIPS ∼91% +6%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53767 MIPS ∼87% +1%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
53056 MIPS ∼85%
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 88128, n=231, last 2 years)
51854 MIPS ∼83% -2%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
44503 MIPS ∼72% -16%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
38156 MIPS ∼61% -28%
7z b 4 -mmt1
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
5847 MIPS ∼100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
5820 MIPS ∼100% 0%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
5798 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2743 - 5863, n=35)
5606 MIPS ∼96% -4%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
5567 MIPS ∼95% -5%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5558 MIPS ∼95% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 6582, n=231, last 2 years)
5474 MIPS ∼94% -6%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
5330 MIPS ∼91% -9%
Geekbench 5.4
Multi-Core
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
11748 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (5144 - 13745, n=36)
11748 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
11201 Points ∼95% -5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
10180 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 16925, n=226, last 2 years)
8964 Points ∼76% -24%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7621 Points ∼65% -35%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
6758 Points ∼58% -42%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
6567 Points ∼56% -44%
Single-Core
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
1787 Points ∼100% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
1762 Points ∼99% 0%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
1755 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (803 - 1851, n=36)
1728 Points ∼97% -2%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
1585 Points ∼89% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 1949, n=226, last 2 years)
1498 Points ∼84% -15%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1443 Points ∼81% -18%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
1414 Points ∼79% -19%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
18.2 fps ∼100% +39%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (4.67 - 21.4, n=37)
16.7 fps ∼92% +27%
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 26.6, n=235, last 2 years)
14.5 fps ∼80% +11%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
14.4 fps ∼79% +10%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
13.4 fps ∼74% +2%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
13.1 fps ∼72%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
12.8 fps ∼70% -2%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
11 fps ∼60% -16%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
55.1 s * ∼100% -61%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 332, n=229, last 2 years)
52.3 s * ∼95% -53%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
49.5 s * ∼90% -45%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
49.1 s * ∼89% -44%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (34.2 - 92, n=35)
45.4 s * ∼82% -33%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
41.1 s * ∼75% -20%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
41 s * ∼74% -20%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
34.2 s * ∼62%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Gaming
  (0.412 - 4.47, n=230, last 2 years)
0.554 sec * ∼100% -23%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.548 sec * ∼99% -22%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
0.537 sec * ∼97% -19%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.512 sec * ∼92% -14%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (0.4441 - 1.052, n=35)
0.4756 sec * ∼86% -6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4548 sec * ∼82% -1%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4506 sec * ∼81%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4496 sec * ∼81% -0%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2605 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
207 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
260 Points
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Performance Rating
Average of class Gaming
 
83.7 pt ∼84%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
82.9 pt ∼83%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
81.6 pt ∼82%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
79.2 pt ∼79%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
79 pt ∼79%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
77.3 pt ∼77%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
74.2 pt ∼74%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220 -9!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
14228 KRay/s ∼100% +64%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
12360 KRay/s ∼87% +43%
Average of class Gaming
  (2585 - 22183, n=188, last 2 years)
11707 KRay/s ∼82% +35%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
8660 KRay/s ∼61%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
8650 KRay/s ∼61% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2585 - 15078, n=35)
8620 KRay/s ∼61% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
8562 KRay/s ∼60% -1%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
76011 Points ∼100% +93%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
66241 Points ∼87% +68%
Average of class Gaming
  (12439 - 117712, n=188, last 2 years)
63048 Points ∼83% +60%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (12439 - 75435, n=35)
40372 Points ∼53% +3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
40112 Points ∼53% +2%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
39340 Points ∼52%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
38584 Points ∼51% -2%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3090 MB/s ∼100% +2%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3034 MB/s ∼98%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2995 MB/s ∼97% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 5123, n=188, last 2 years)
2964 MB/s ∼96% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (833 - 3791, n=35)
2875 MB/s ∼93% -5%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
2607 MB/s ∼84% -14%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2096 MB/s ∼68% -31%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
99515 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
99311 Points ∼100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
98607 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (57923 - 102833, n=35)
96906 Points ∼97% -2%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
96243 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 132615, n=188, last 2 years)
90807 Points ∼91% -9%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
76998 Points ∼77% -22%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
11633 Points ∼100% +20%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 17639, n=188, last 2 years)
10027 Points ∼86% +3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9902 Points ∼85% +2%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9703 Points ∼83%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9648 Points ∼83% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (3249 - 9928, n=35)
9048 Points ∼78% -7%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
8894 Points ∼76% -8%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
41691 Points ∼100% +77%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
36090 Points ∼87% +53%
Average of class Gaming
  (7135 - 64776, n=188, last 2 years)
34354 Points ∼82% +46%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
24075 Points ∼58% +2%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
23537 Points ∼56%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
23449 Points ∼56% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (7135 - 37158, n=35)
23358 Points ∼56% -1%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
96790 MB/s ∼100% +4%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
93402 MB/s ∼96% +1%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
92739 MB/s ∼96%
Average of class Gaming
  (11368 - 183146, n=188, last 2 years)
84658 MB/s ∼87% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (31839 - 136241, n=35)
78536 MB/s ∼81% -15%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
69478 MB/s ∼72% -25%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
60972 MB/s ∼63% -34%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1078 MB/s ∼100% +4%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1044 MB/s ∼97% +1%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1032 MB/s ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (305 - 1171, n=35)
968 MB/s ∼90% -6%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
780 MB/s ∼72% -24%
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 1408, n=209, last 2 years)
727 MB/s ∼67% -30%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
632 MB/s ∼59% -39%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
7721 KRay/s ∼100% +55%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
6652 KRay/s ∼86% +34%
Average of class Gaming
  (1437 - 11913, n=188, last 2 years)
6362 KRay/s ∼82% +28%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
5011 KRay/s ∼65% +1%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
4977 KRay/s ∼64% 0%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
4967 KRay/s ∼64%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1437 - 7989, n=35)
4925 KRay/s ∼64% -1%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (12863 - 46643, n=35)
32738 MPixel/s ∼100% +19%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
27526 MPixel/s ∼84%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
27366 MPixel/s ∼84% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (8341 - 47710, n=188, last 2 years)
25796 MPixel/s ∼79% -6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
20495 MPixel/s ∼63% -26%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
15387 MPixel/s ∼47% -44%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
15135 MPixel/s ∼46% -45%

System Performance

PCMark10 result in battery operation
PCMark10 result in battery operation

Even though the Katana GF66 is able to offer a solid performance in the PCMark10 and CrossMark benchmarks, it is unable to surpass all the competitors. The responsibility for this should lie mainly in the relatively slow working memory and the slightly limited TDP/TGP. The measured latency of the working memory turns out extremely high at 95.7 ns.

Despite battery operation, the MSI Katana GF66 is able to reach a relatively good value in PCMark 10, as an additional benchmark test shows. At 9409 and 9168 points in the Essentials and Productivity segments respectively, the gaming laptop achieves a high number of points even in battery operation.

PCMark 10 / Score
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
7637 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (6941 - 7947, n=9)
7500 Points ∼98% +1%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
7458 Points ∼98%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
7426 Points ∼97% 0%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
Radeon RX 6600M, R5 5600H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
7091 Points ∼93% -5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6941 Points ∼91% -7%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6917 Points ∼91% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (4077 - 8426, n=188, last 2 years)
6702 Points ∼88% -10%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
6666 Points ∼87% -11%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
10935 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
Radeon RX 6600M, R5 5600H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
10506 Points ∼96% +1%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
10499 Points ∼96% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9892 - 10935, n=9)
10482 Points ∼96% +1%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
10351 Points ∼95%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
10198 Points ∼93% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11205, n=187, last 2 years)
9940 Points ∼91% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9892 Points ∼90% -4%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
9248 Points ∼85% -11%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
10080 Points ∼100% +2%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
9879 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9024 - 10638, n=9)
9738 Points ∼97% -1%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9514 Points ∼94% -4%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
Radeon RX 6600M, R5 5600H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
9299 Points ∼92% -6%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
9217 Points ∼91% -7%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9070 Points ∼90% -8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9024 Points ∼90% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (6161 - 10785, n=187, last 2 years)
8903 Points ∼88% -10%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
11672 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (10165 - 12038, n=9)
11229 Points ∼96% +2%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
11007 Points ∼94%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
10967 Points ∼94% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10165 Points ∼87% -8%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
Radeon RX 6600M, R5 5600H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
9907 Points ∼85% -10%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
9431 Points ∼81% -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 13707, n=187, last 2 years)
9340 Points ∼80% -15%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9257 Points ∼79% -16%
CrossMark / Overall
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
1942 Points ∼100%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
1878 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (974 - 2000, n=9)
1814 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (974 - 2170, n=45, last 2 years)
1795 Points ∼92% -8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1788 Points ∼92% -8%
CrossMark / Productivity
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
1902 Points ∼100%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
1889 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (907 - 1962, n=9)
1766 Points ∼93% -7%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1748 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (907 - 2062, n=45, last 2 years)
1734 Points ∼91% -9%
CrossMark / Creativity
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
1921 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (1027 - 2366, n=45, last 2 years)
1892 Points ∼98% -2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1861 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1027 - 2050, n=9)
1845 Points ∼96% -4%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
1809 Points ∼94% -6%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
2137 Points ∼100%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
2060 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1029 - 2142, n=9)
1876 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (1029 - 2230, n=45, last 2 years)
1715 Points ∼80% -20%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1693 Points ∼79% -21%
PCMark 10 Score
7458 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (31252 - 77803, n=35)
54974 MB/s ∼100% +19%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
53661 MB/s ∼98% +17%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
46297 MB/s ∼84% +1%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
46035 MB/s ∼84%
Average of class Gaming
  (18074 - 77803, n=188, last 2 years)
44956 MB/s ∼82% -2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
42783 MB/s ∼78% -7%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
39623 MB/s ∼72% -14%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
37007 MB/s ∼67% -20%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
59205 MB/s ∼100% +24%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (32677 - 76185, n=35)
58206 MB/s ∼98% +22%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
49101 MB/s ∼83% +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (20318 - 76185, n=188, last 2 years)
48561 MB/s ∼82% +2%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
47675 MB/s ∼81%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
45970 MB/s ∼78% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
45184 MB/s ∼76% -5%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
42375 MB/s ∼72% -11%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
58758 MB/s ∼100% +24%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (30592 - 66475, n=35)
54913 MB/s ∼93% +16%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
47450 MB/s ∼81% 0%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
47383 MB/s ∼81%
Average of class Gaming
  (15975 - 68782, n=188, last 2 years)
46510 MB/s ∼79% -2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
44759 MB/s ∼76% -6%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
33705 MB/s ∼57% -29%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
30785 MB/s ∼52% -35%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
95.7 ns * ∼100%
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
92.2 ns * ∼96% +4%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
87.9 ns * ∼92% +8%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
79.2 ns * ∼83% +17%
Average of class Gaming
  (88.8 - 122, n=211, last 2 years)
62.2 ns * ∼65% +35%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (76.2 - 122, n=36)
61.3 (76.2min - 122max) ns * ∼64% +36%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

The latencies when running time-critical procedures are relatively low, so that the Katana GF66 in the configuration of our test unit should also be suited for real-time applications. In the 4K 60Hz Youtube test video, there were no dropped frames. Driver updates and other factors may influence the values significantly here.

4K 60Hz YouTube test video reproduction
4K 60Hz YouTube test video reproduction
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LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
1153.5 μs * ∼100% -85%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
999 μs * ∼87% -60%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
953 μs * ∼83% -53%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
Radeon RX 6600M, R5 5600H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
833 μs * ∼72% -33%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-72QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
814 μs * ∼71% -30%
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
624 μs * ∼54%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

Even though the Micron 2450 NVMe SSD with 1 TB of storage used here is able to achieve one of the top places in our comparison field, it places more in the middle of the field in our table of SSDs and HDDs. While the results in the single storage benchmarks are good, they are not outstanding.

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AS SSD
AS SSD copy benchmark
AS SSD copy benchmark
CrystralDiskMark
CrystralDiskMark
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 957.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 934.1 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 864 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 416.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 23.69 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 50.55 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 215 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 214.2 MB/s