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MSI Pulse 17 B13V gaming laptop review: With quiet wings

No pulsating fans: The MSI Pulse 17 supplies a lot of power to the Intel Core i7 and RTX 4070 while still remaining fairly quiet. However, the connection equipment and screen are also important for a laptop, and the gaming laptop is unable to convince us in those regards.

With the MSI Pulse 17, the Red Dragon brings a gaming laptop whose exterior reminds a bit of science fiction. This impression results from the display lid made of anodized aluminum, many edges and corners, and even the honeycomb grid on the bottom of the 17-inch laptop. But inside the laptop run current components, and our test unit is equipped with an Intel Core i7-13700H and Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070. When we tested the predecessor in the beginning of the year, the performance of the laptop was convincing. But we also noticed that the Pulse GL76 lacked G-Sync, MUX, Advanced Optimus, and Thunderbolt support. The noise level of the fans in the gaming laptop also gave some reason for complaint. 

MSI has now reworked the laptop significantly, introducing many improvements all over, in addition to the new design, chip generations, and cryptic name. With this, the powerful device rises significantly in our ratings. We compare the laptop with the Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI, the MSI Katana 17 B13VFK, and the Schenker XMG Focus 17 (E23).

MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK (Pulse 17 2023 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-13700H 14 x 1.8 - 5 GHz, 140 W PL2 / Short Burst, 90 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 2080 MHz, 140 W TDP ( including 30 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5-5200
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, No, AU Optronics B173HAN04.9, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM, 1024 GB 
, 1TB SSD
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit/s), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.2 x 398 x 273 ( = 1.07 x 15.67 x 10.75 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, 99 keys, number block, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.7 kg ( = 95.24 oz / 5.95 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2500 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.3 %
07/2023
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.7 kg27.2 mm17.30"1920x1080
83.2 %
01/2023
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.6 kg24.2 mm17.30"1920x1080
82.1 %
02/2023
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg25.2 mm17.30"1920x1080
87.2 %
07/2023
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
3 kg30.3 mm17.30"2560x1440
85.9 %
06/2023
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.9 kg29.3 mm17.30"2560x1440
88.4 %
04/2023
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
R9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg30.7 mm17.30"2560x1440

Case - Aluminum display lid with sci-fi looks

Almost all the current gaming laptops from MSI are designed with a similar concept. Again and again, MSI uses the aggressive lines on the display lid as well as the edgy hinges and the honeycomb pattern on the case bottom. In the Pulse 17, the aluminum display lid is ornamented by some edges that give an additional sci-fi feel to the laptop. Underneath the lid, the futuristic theme continues with MSI also adding many design elements here. 

At the same time, the case of the MSI Pulse 17 is quite robust, but the large size of the laptop also means that it is still possible to warp or press in the plastic elements slightly. However, the Pulse 17 presents itself as a solid device overall. The large display can be opened by 180° and is able to hold its position to some extent. The hinges are almost too easy to move, and some slight vibrations or tapping on the display will already move it a bit.

With a weight of 2.7 kg (~6 lb), the MSI Pulse 17 is the lightweight among its similarly sized competitors. Only the predecessor model weighs less. Aside from that, the current gaming laptops in our comparison differ fairly little in terms of how they fill up the bag.

Size Comparison

401 mm / 15.8 in 299 mm / 11.8 in 30.3 mm / 1.193 in 3 kg6.68 lbs397 mm / 15.6 in 265 mm / 10.4 in 29.3 mm / 1.154 in 2.9 kg6.39 lbs395 mm / 15.6 in 282 mm / 11.1 in 30.7 mm / 1.209 in 2.8 kg6.13 lbs398 mm / 15.7 in 273 mm / 10.7 in 27.2 mm / 1.071 in 2.7 kg5.95 lbs398 mm / 15.7 in 273 mm / 10.7 in 25.2 mm / 0.992 in 2.8 kg6.08 lbs398 mm / 15.7 in 273 mm / 10.7 in 24.2 mm / 0.953 in 2.6 kg5.71 lbs297 mm / 11.7 in 210 mm / 8.27 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Equipment - No Thunderbolt and only USB 3.2 Gen 1

The fact that the Pulse offers two USB connections on each side is a clever design, allowing both left and right handed users to keep their cables out of the way. One of the USB ports on the right side is a USB-C connection, but unfortunately it only supports data transfer and DisplayPort.

Power, USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, USB-A 2.0
Power, USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, USB-A 2.0
Combo headset port, USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 with DisplayPort; HDMI 2.1 (4K/120 Hz, 8K/60 Hz), RJ 45 (GBit/s LAN, 10/100/1000)
Combo headset port, USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 with DisplayPort; HDMI 2.1 (4K/120 Hz, 8K/60 Hz), RJ 45 (GBit/s LAN, 10/100/1000)
No connections
No connections

Communication

With Gigabit LAN and WiFi 6 from the Intel AX201 module, the Pulse 17 isn't really up to date in terms of network technology. On the other hand, our test unit shows that high and stable transfer speeds are also possible in the 5-GHz network.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1662 (1535min - 1766max) MBit/s +8%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1639 (1566min - 1713max) MBit/s +6%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1569 (1259min - 1667max) MBit/s +2%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
 
1544 (1270min - 1628max) MBit/s
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1308 (1166min - 1399max) MBit/s -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (469 - 1793, n=156, last 2 years)
1249 MBit/s -19%
Global Average -3
  (16.7 - 1861, n=970)
962 MBit/s -38%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
930 (678min - 980max) MBit/s -40%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1680 (1647min - 1705max) MBit/s +3%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1675 (1509min - 1726max) MBit/s +3%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
 
1633 (1615min - 1649max) MBit/s
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1408 (1385min - 1443max) MBit/s -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=159, last 2 years)
1379 MBit/s -16%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1267 (1119min - 1343max) MBit/s -22%
Global Average -3
  (20.1 - 1890, n=981)
1031 MBit/s -37%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
941 (935min - 947max) MBit/s -42%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1607 (1517min - 1690max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (648 - 1878, n=79, last 2 years)
1468 MBit/s
Global Average -3
  (229 - 1961, n=440)
1377 MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1645 (820min - 1670max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (853 - 1788, n=79, last 2 years)
1494 MBit/s
Global Average -3
  (390 - 1858, n=443)
1427 MBit/s
0501001502002503003504004505005506006507007508008509009501000105011001150120012501300135014001450150015501600165017001750Tooltip
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23) Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1607 (1517-1690)
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23) Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1617 (820-1670)
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK  ; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1545 (1270-1628)
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1308 (1166-1399)
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1569 (1259-1667)
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW); iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1639 (1566-1713)
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23) Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø930 (678-980)
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1663 (1535-1766)
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK  ; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1633 (1615-1649)
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1267 (1119-1343)
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1674 (1509-1726)
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW); iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1408 (1385-1443)
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23) Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø941 (935-947)
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1680 (1647-1705)

Webcam

The webcam of the MSI Pulse 17 is also anything but modern. It offers HD resolution and produces rather blurry images with strong chromatic deviations at contrasting edges. 

ColorChecker
10.1 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
5 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK: 8.35 ∆E min: 3.75 - max: 12.65 ∆E

Accessories

Aside from the usual paperwork, a sticker with the red dragon, and the charger for the laptop, we don't find any additional accessories in the box.

Maintenance

One of the 13 Phillips PH0 screws that hold the bottom of the case is protected by a sticker seal in our test unit. Even though MSI emphasizes repeatedly that this is not relevant for the warranty, some vendors might protest if the seal is broken in a warranty case. 

When removing the 13 screws, you should also mark their position, since two of the screws are significantly shorter. The bottom cover is also secured by several clips, but those can be opened easily with a plastic prying tool, allowing you to lift off the bottom cover afterwards.

Inside the laptop, we find a fairly modular construction, so that the RAM, NVMe SSD, and WLAN/Modul can be replaced quickly. The battery, speakers, and the board with the two USB connections can also be replaced easily. However, those who regularly like to remove the dust between the fans and cooling fins have to remove the whole cooling system to be able to do this.

The laptop also offers a second M.2 PCIe slot, but unfortunately that is blocked by the battery. So you can probably only install a second SSD with a solution using adapters and cables. 

Warranty

MSI offers a 24-month warranty to buyers in Europe.

Input Devices - Four RGB zones and a small touchpad in the MSI Pulse

Keyboard

The MSI Control Center allows you to control the RGB background illumination of the MSI Pluse 17 keyboard. The manufacturer also allows using third-party software to change the colors and effects in the four illumination zones of the keyboard. The transparent W, A, S, and D keys are particularly emphasized here. The keyboard offers a good haptic feedback and key stroke of about 1.2 mm (~0.05 in).

Touchpad

The touchpad of the Pulse 17 is relatively small, but this also means that it doesn't get in the way of the palms when gaming. With its smooth surface, crisp keys, and high precision, it works well in general.

Keyboard and touchpad of the MSI Pulse 17
Keyboard and touchpad of the MSI Pulse 17

Display - Less than 60% sRGB coverage

Subpixel grid behind the matte display surface
Subpixel grid behind the matte display surface
Hardly any noticeable light halos
Hardly any noticeable light halos

In a gaming laptop, the display should be very responsive, completely cover the sRGB color space, and offer a high contrast. Of these, only a high contrast ratio speaks for the display of the MSI Pulse. Even though the matte display isn't particularly bright at an average brightness of 250 cd/m², the low black value ensures the high contrast ratio. The brightness distribution isn't particularly even, but at least we don't notice any visible light halos.

This means that the display of the Pulse 17 is significantly worse compared to that of the Pulse GL76. The response times have almost doubled in comparison, becoming almost 6 times slower at times, and the number of displayable colors has been reduced to almost half. So MSI has performed a significant downgrade of the display.

261
cd/m²
255
cd/m²
249
cd/m²
251
cd/m²
254
cd/m²
240
cd/m²
250
cd/m²
249
cd/m²
237
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B173HAN04.9 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 261 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 249.6 cd/m² Minimum: 11.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 253 cd/m²
Contrast: 1814:1 (Black: 0.14 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.52 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.97, calibrated: 4.52
ΔE Greyscale 1 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
39.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
57.5% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
38.4% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.44
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
AU Optronics B173HAN04.9, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3"
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Sharp LQ173M1JW08, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3"
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
B173HAN04.9, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 17.3"
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
BOE0B7C NE173QHM-NY6, , 2560x1440, 17.3"
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
BOE09F9 NE173QHM-NZ1, IPS, 2560x1440, 17.3"
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
BOE0B69, IPS, 2560x1440, 17.3"
Display
82%
6%
115%
113%
115%
Display P3 Coverage
38.4
71.9
87%
40.8
6%
98.3
156%
96.6
152%
98.3
156%
sRGB Coverage
57.5
99.9
74%
61
6%
100
74%
99.9
74%
100
74%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
39.7
73.7
86%
42.2
6%
85.7
116%
84.5
113%
85.9
116%
Response Times
69%
-8%
60%
51%
74%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
31.2 ?(14.2, 17)
4.6 ?(2.2, 2.4)
85%
33 ?(16, 17)
-6%
14.8 ?(7, 7.8)
53%
16.4 ?(7.4, 9)
47%
5.3 ?(2.4, 2.9)
83%
Response Time Black / White *
23.6 ?(12.2, 11.4)
11.2 ?(6.8, 4.4)
53%
26 ?(13, 13)
-10%
8 ?(3.4, 4.6)
66%
10.8 ?(4.6, 6.2)
54%
8.6 ?(3.7, 4.9)
64%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-55%
-13%
-50%
-10%
2%
Brightness middle
254
337.7
33%
267
5%
361
42%
349
37%
327
29%
Brightness
250
331
32%
256
2%
326
30%
318
27%
320
28%
Brightness Distribution
91
82
-10%
93
2%
87
-4%
82
-10%
89
-2%
Black Level *
0.14
0.31
-121%
0.21
-50%
0.6
-329%
0.56
-300%
0.38
-171%
Contrast
1814
1089
-40%
1271
-30%
602
-67%
623
-66%
861
-53%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.52
4.12
9%
4.7
-4%
3.83
15%
1.08
76%
1.01
78%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
21.22
8.89
58%
20.4
4%
5.71
73%
3.05
86%
4.01
81%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
4.52
0.98
78%
4.5
-0%
3.48
23%
1.08
76%
0.41
91%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1
6.3
-530%
1.5
-50%
3.29
-229%
1.14
-14%
1.6
-60%
Gamma
2.44 90%
2.48 89%
2.12 104%
2.29 96%
2.41 91%
2.168 101%
CCT
6502 100%
6542 99%
6552 99%
6679 97%
6687 97%
6659 98%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
32% / -8%
-5% / -9%
42% / 1%
51% / 25%
64% / 37%

* ... smaller is better

The AdobeRGB and DisplayP3 color spaces are only covered to less than 40%, and even sRGB isn't covered to 60% by the Pulse 17. 

sRGB
sRGB
DCI P3
DCI P3
AdobeRGB
AdobeRGB

At least, the Calman test shows a good result in the display of the grayscale. However, evaluating the accuracy of the color reproduction with the Calman ColorChecker clearly reveals the limits of the display. At only 60% of the sRGB color space, the display clearly lacks large parts of the colors, ending up correspondingly far from the color scale in red, green, and blue colors. This results in a maximum color deviation of ΔΕ 21.22. This is a very high maximum deviation that isn't reached by any of our other comparison laptops. But the display fares slightly better in the average color deviations. However, an additional calibration doesn't change the result, so that even the MSI Katana ends up with lower color deviations using our ICC profile.

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation
Saturation
ColorChecker
ColorChecker

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
23.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.2 ms rise
↘ 11.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 48 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
31.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14.2 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 37 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (33.4 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

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

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17560 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The viewing angles of the Pulse 17 IPS panel are fairly stable in terms of the color reproduction, but significantly losing in brightness with increasing angle. When using it outdoors, the laptop is only convincing to a limited extent, since the display isn't bright enough to be visible in bright sun light. Even in our studio illumination, it becomes quickly clear that the display is rather dark, with the matte surface still showing a relatively large amount of reflections.

MSI Pulse 17 in studio illumination
MSI Pulse 17 in studio illumination
Analysis of the viewing angles
Analysis of the viewing angles
Using the MSi Pulse 17 outdoors
Using the MSi Pulse 17 outdoors

Performance - Very powerful Intel Core i7-13700H

The MSI Pulse 17 B13V is available in two equipment configurations that only differ in terms of their GPU. While our test unit uses an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070, the other configuration comes with an RTX 4060. As processor, the Intel Core i7-13700H is used. It is accompanied by 16 GB of DDR5-5200 RAM and an SSD with a 1 TB capacity. With such a powerful hardware configuration, our test unit is suitable for gaming at resolutions above Full HD.

 

Power Control and Test Conditions

MSI offers three performance profiles and a battery saving mode in the Pulse 17. In addition, you could also use MSI's AI mode. When the CPU runs alone, it is able to use a PL1 of 90 watts in Extreme Performance mode, with a powerful boost performance (PL2) of 140 watts. In Balanced mode, PL1 and PL2 are at 70 and 120 watts respectively. The Quiet Operation mode where the fans are not audible runs at 30 watts without boost. 

But what is more interesting for a gaming laptop is the performance while gaming. In all three performance modes this hardly differs in the first 10 minutes during our test. Only the temperatures reach different values. The Performance and Balanced modes ensure constant CPU and GPU temperatures. In Quiet Operation mode, the temperatures rise so high that the performance is throttled, dropping significantly after about 10 minutes. 

Prime95 log under load
Prime95 log under load
The Witcher 3 log under load (highest quality settings at Full HD)
The Witcher 3 log under load (highest quality settings at Full HD)

We therefore decided to run all the generic benchmarks in Performance mode and the gaming benchmarks in Balanced mode. In all our tested games, we also ran an additional benchmark with the highest quality settings in Performance mode. The achieved frame rates differed by less than one percentage point throughout. This means that Performance mode hardly achieves any FPS advantage when gaming.

MSI Center
MSI Center

Processor

With six P and eight E cores, the Intel Core i7-13700H in the Pulse 17 is able to handle 20 threads. The processor is provided with a relatively high amount of power and in this way able to place just barely ahead of the other comparison devices with the Core i7. However, the XMG Focus 17 with a Core i9 and the Asus ROG Strix G17 with a Ryzen 9 significantly surpass the i7 processors.

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

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MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK Intel Core i7-13700H: Ø2796 (2748.57-2868.62)
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2511 (2457.61-2693.6)
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK Intel Core i7-13620H: Ø2295 (2246.31-2349.07)
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER Intel Core i7-13700H: Ø2728 (2664.71-2893.73)
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23) Intel Core i9-13900HX: Ø3815 (3467.41-4465.28)
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX: Ø4920 (4749.47-5204.94)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
85 pt
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX
78.8 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
66.2 pt
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H
59 pt
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H
58.3 pt
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
 
56.2 pt
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
55.7 pt
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
55.3 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
32379 Points +77%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX
26884 Points +47%
Average of class Gaming
  (5668 - 36249, n=211, last 2 years)
20759 Points +13%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
18843 Points +3%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H
18304 Points
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H
17075 (15585.9min - 17075max) Points -7%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
15496 Points -15%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (5890 - 20034, n=28)
15266 Points -17%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2006 Points +18%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
1863 Points +10%
Average of class Gaming
  (1136 - 2235, n=209, last 2 years)
1846 Points +9%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
1805 Points +7%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (1323 - 1914, n=28)
1797 Points +6%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H
1711 Points +1%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H
1694 Points
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
1549 Points -9%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX
10132 Points +41%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
10025 Points +39%
Average of class Gaming
  (2179 - 13832, n=209, last 2 years)
7895 Points +10%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H
7190 Points
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
7041 Points -2%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H
6570 Points -9%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (2322 - 7674, n=28)
5945 Points -17%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
5905 Points -18%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX
771 Points +16%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
712 Points +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (439 - 855, n=209, last 2 years)
710 Points +7%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
693 Points +5%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (508 - 741, n=28)
693 Points +5%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H
664 Points 0%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H
663 Points
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
594 Points -10%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
5205 (4749.47min - 5204.94max) Points +81%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX
4465 (3467.41min - 4465.28max) Points +56%
Average of class Gaming
  (905 - 5663, n=214, last 2 years)
3260 Points +14%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
2894 (2664.71min - 2893.73max) Points +1%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H
2869 (2748.57min - 2868.62max) Points
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H
2694 (2457.61min - 2693.6max) Points -6%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (905 - 2982, n=28)
2455 Points -14%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
2349 (2246.31min - 2349.07max) Points -18%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
294 Points +18%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX
284 Points +14%
Average of class Gaming
  (198 - 318, n=212, last 2 years)
273 Points +9%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (213 - 278, n=28)
260 Points +4%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
258 Points +3%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H
255 Points +2%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H
250 Points
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
223 Points -11%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (169 - 555, n=28)
229 Seconds * -32%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
215 Seconds * -24%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H
190 Seconds * -10%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
182 Seconds * -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 555, n=203, last 2 years)
181 Seconds * -5%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H
173 Seconds *
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX
125 Seconds * +28%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
100 Seconds * +42%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
123364 MIPS +65%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX
105324 MIPS +40%
Average of class Gaming
  (23795 - 140932, n=207, last 2 years)
81483 MIPS +9%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H
74965 MIPS
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
71260 MIPS -5%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H
65292 MIPS -13%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
62324 MIPS -17%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (27322 - 76344, n=28)
61025 MIPS -19%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
7332 MIPS +34%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX
6747 MIPS +24%
Average of class Gaming
  (4502 - 7581, n=207, last 2 years)
6223 MIPS +14%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (4825 - 6238, n=28)
5858 MIPS +7%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
5742 MIPS +5%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H
5672 MIPS +4%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H
5461 MIPS
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
4933 MIPS -10%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
18372 Points +39%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX
18109 Points +37%
Average of class Gaming
  (4557 - 23194, n=210, last 2 years)
14332 Points +8%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H
13257 Points
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
13090 Points -1%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H
11979 Points -10%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (6165 - 14215, n=28)
11777 Points -11%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
11289 Points -15%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
2053 Points +20%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX
1944 Points +14%
Average of class Gaming
  (1196 - 2210, n=210, last 2 years)
1848 Points +8%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
1793 Points +5%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (1362 - 1919, n=28)
1792 Points +5%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H
1704 Points
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H
1683 Points -1%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
1527 Points -10%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
33.8 fps +59%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX
27.9 fps +32%
Average of class Gaming
  (6.72 - 38.9, n=207, last 2 years)
22.4 fps +6%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H
21.2 fps
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
19.9 fps -6%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H
19 fps -10%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
17.1 fps -19%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (6.72 - 21.2, n=28)
16.7 fps -21%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H
62.4 s *
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
56.8 s * +9%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
55.8 s * +11%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX
50.8 s * +19%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (31.3 - 62.4, n=28)
48.2 s * +23%
Average of class Gaming
  (31.4 - 96.6, n=204, last 2 years)
48.2 s * +23%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H
45.8 s * +27%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
45.7 s * +27%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
0.536 sec * -11%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H
0.4809 sec *
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.473 sec * +2%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (0.4308 - 0.607, n=28)
0.4651 sec * +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 0.658, n=207, last 2 years)
0.4461 sec * +7%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
0.4438 sec * +8%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX
0.4234 sec * +12%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
0.4159 sec * +14%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2869 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
194.5 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
250 Points
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Performance Rating
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
96.3 pt
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
59.8 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
53.3 pt
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
50.9 pt
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
47.5 pt
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
45.6 pt
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
 
40.8 pt
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
35.7 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
52479 KRay/s +178%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
21492 KRay/s +14%
Average of class Gaming
  (4986 - 60169, n=204, last 2 years)
20531 KRay/s +9%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
18908 KRay/s
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
18335 KRay/s -3%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
16483 KRay/s -13%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (4986 - 18908, n=28)
14011 KRay/s -26%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
13601 KRay/s -28%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
227882 Points +147%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
110631 Points +20%
Average of class Gaming
  (25360 - 252486, n=204, last 2 years)
102187 Points +11%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
92359 Points
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
88187 Points -5%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
80935 Points -12%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (25360 - 92359, n=28)
70414 Points -24%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
67187 Points -27%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
8525 MB/s +102%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
5395 MB/s +28%
Average of class Gaming
  (1339 - 10389, n=204, last 2 years)
4662 MB/s +11%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4224 MB/s 0%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
4215 MB/s
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
3854 MB/s -9%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (1339 - 4224, n=28)
3272 MB/s -22%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2773 MB/s -34%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
180473 Points +82%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
134893 Points +36%
Average of class Gaming
  (41257 - 200651, n=204, last 2 years)
113893 Points +15%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
103119 Points +4%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
99940 Points +1%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
99272 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (68763 - 107159, n=28)
98096 Points -1%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
78352 Points -21%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
29598 Points +181%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
13832 Points +32%
Average of class Gaming
  (3925 - 32988, n=204, last 2 years)
12770 Points +21%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
10516 Points
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
10416 Points -1%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
9811 Points -7%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (4800 - 11050, n=28)
8871 Points -16%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
8421 Points -20%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
118401 Points +162%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
53409 Points +18%
Average of class Gaming
  (12321 - 134044, n=204, last 2 years)
51839 Points +15%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
45118 Points
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
44093 Points -2%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
39765 Points -12%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (12321 - 45118, n=28)
34551 Points -23%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
32787 Points -27%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
167732 MB/s +103%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
151254 MB/s +83%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
137201 MB/s +66%
Average of class Gaming
  (19065 - 328679, n=204, last 2 years)
111049 MB/s +34%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
103076 MB/s +25%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
82684 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (28769 - 151254, n=28)
76444 MB/s -8%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
58525 MB/s -29%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2090 MB/s +73%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1581 MB/s +31%
Average of class Gaming
  (269 - 2409, n=204, last 2 years)
1285 MB/s +6%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1215 MB/s 0%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1209 MB/s
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
1089 MB/s -10%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (389 - 1215, n=28)
945 MB/s -22%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
818 MB/s -32%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
28105 KRay/s +177%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
11608 KRay/s +15%
Average of class Gaming
  (2540 - 31796, n=204, last 2 years)
11082 KRay/s +9%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
10135 KRay/s
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
9441 KRay/s -7%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
8867 KRay/s -13%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (2540 - 10135, n=28)
7510 KRay/s -26%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
7364 KRay/s -27%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
49738 MPixel/s +29%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (12872 - 52727, n=28)
40281 MPixel/s +4%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
38548 MPixel/s
Average of class Gaming
  (10805 - 60161, n=205, last 2 years)
38443 MPixel/s 0%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
37987 MPixel/s -1%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
34544 MPixel/s -10%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
31421 MPixel/s -18%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
27269 MPixel/s -29%

System Performance

We ran the PCMark 10 benchmark of the system performance twice, since in the first run, the MSI Pulse remained far behind the powerful results the processor was able to show in its benchmarks before. With only 6844 points, it would only have reached last place among our comparison devices. However, several updates later using Windows Update, the picture changes drastically.

The gaming laptop now places just barely ahead of the comparison devices. The only clear outlier occurs in the Essentials section of the benchmark. We suspect that the fault lies with the relatively slow SSD in our test unit, since the Essentials section places particular emphasis on the access times of data and programs.

The CPU-heavy CrossMark paints a similar picture with the comparison devices with Core i9 and Ryzen 9 being able to place significantly ahead. 

PCMark 10 / Score
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
7796 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (5442 - 9852, n=185, last 2 years)
7671 Points -2%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
7647 Points -2%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
7449 Points -4%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (7158 - 7956, n=8)
7417 Points -5%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
7160 Points -8%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7157 Points -8%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
6956 Points -11%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
11166 Points +8%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
10926 Points +5%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
10809 Points +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (8829 - 12334, n=184, last 2 years)
10774 Points +4%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (10252 - 11449, n=8)
10695 Points +3%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
10386 Points
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10179 Points -2%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
9865 Points -5%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
11087 Points +3%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
10769 Points
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
9877 Points -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (6662 - 14612, n=184, last 2 years)
9801 Points -9%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
9470 Points -12%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (8501 - 10769, n=8)
9421 Points -13%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
9308 Points -14%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8238 Points -24%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11862 Points +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (6462 - 18475, n=184, last 2 years)
11708 Points +2%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
11496 Points
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
11245 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (10358 - 12908, n=8)
11031 Points -4%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
9903 Points -14%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
9776 Points -15%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
9062 Points -21%
CrossMark / Overall
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2037 Points +7%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
2029 Points +7%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1904 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (1768 - 2073, n=6)
1886 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (1247 - 2344, n=163, last 2 years)
1883 Points -1%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1857 Points -2%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1844 Points -3%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1629 Points -14%
CrossMark / Productivity
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1917 Points +7%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
1872 Points +4%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1799 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (1299 - 2204, n=163, last 2 years)
1790 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (1645 - 2006, n=6)
1789 Points -1%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1785 Points -1%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1765 Points -2%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1561 Points -13%
CrossMark / Creativity
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2313 Points +12%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
2310 Points +12%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2058 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (1275 - 2660, n=163, last 2 years)
2057 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (1936 - 2137, n=6)
2045 Points -1%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2013 Points -2%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1912 Points -7%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1691 Points -18%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1824 Points +2%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1789 Points
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
1752 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (1451 - 2202, n=6)
1749 Points -2%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1734 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (1030 - 2330, n=163, last 2 years)
1693 Points -5%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1671 Points -7%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1656 Points -7%
PCMark 10 Score
7796 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
77068 MB/s +28%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (24334 - 78081, n=28)
62480 MB/s +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (21842 - 94222, n=204, last 2 years)
62049 MB/s +3%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
60170 MB/s
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
57552 MB/s -4%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
53391 MB/s -11%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
48948 MB/s -19%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
45358 MB/s -25%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
84677 MB/s +21%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
69799 MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (23681 - 90647, n=204, last 2 years)
65981 MB/s -5%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (23681 - 79656, n=28)
65892 MB/s -6%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
65092 MB/s -7%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
61613 MB/s -12%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
59759 MB/s -14%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
49450 MB/s -29%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
74791 MB/s +25%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (22986 - 99898, n=28)
68690 MB/s +15%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
64704 MB/s +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (22986 - 103259, n=204, last 2 years)
64028 MB/s +7%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
59876 MB/s
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
58602 MB/s -2%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
50700 MB/s -15%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
46603 MB/s -22%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
136.8 ns * -46%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
101.7 ns * -8%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (82.4 - 136.8, n=28)
94.1 ns * -0%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
94 ns *
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
93.7 ns * -0%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
91.1 ns * +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (59.5 - 152.5, n=203, last 2 years)
91 ns * +3%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
86.8 ns * +8%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

In the DPC latencies, LatencyMon determines that the gaming laptop with the available updates at the time of the test is not suited for real-time processing of audio. The problem apparently lies in the Windows Kernel here. 

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
LatencyMon drivers
LatencyMon drivers
YouTube reproduction of 4K 60Hz video
YouTube reproduction of 4K 60Hz video
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2396.6 μs * -140%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1489 μs * -49%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1444 μs * -45%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
998.2 μs *
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
971 μs * +3%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
950 μs * +5%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

NVMe SSD and free (but unusable) M.2 slot
NVMe SSD and free (but unusable) M.2 slot
AS SSD result
AS SSD result

The Micron 2400 NVMe SSD in our test unit offers a capacity of 1 Terabyte. Its speed is average among the gaming laptops and can also be maintained constantly in the MSI Pulse 17 for longer time periods without any problems. 

Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
Sequential Read: 3897MB/s
Sequential Write: 3075.79MB/s
4K Read: 53.93MB/s
4K Write: 277.45MB/s
4K-64 Read: 1996.14MB/s
4K-64 Write: 1963.41MB/s
Access Time Read: 0.088ms
Access Time Write: 0.097ms
Score Read: 2440Points
Score Write: 2498Points
Score Total: 6144Points
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER -1!
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
95.8 pt
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
87.1 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
80.9 pt
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
80 pt
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
68.9 pt
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
66 pt
Average Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
 
55.9 pt
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
55.1 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
3889 (3772.15min - 3889.15max) MB/s +59%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3670 (3344.35min - 3669.81max) MB/s +50%
Average of class Gaming
  (1319 - 7045, n=185, last 2 years)
3516 MB/s +44%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
3510 (3182.35min - 3509.69max) MB/s +43%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
3377 (3319.03min - 3377.04max) MB/s +38%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2578 (2552.79min - 2578.03max) MB/s +5%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2450 (2388.03min - 2450.1max) MB/s
Average Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
  (1870 - 2660, n=12)
2275 MB/s -7%
seq write
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
4579 (4190.54min - 4578.92max) MB/s +54%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4284 (3292.65min - 4283.85max) MB/s +44%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
3961 (3831.8min - 3960.68max) MB/s +33%
Average of class Gaming
  (535 - 9307, n=185, last 2 years)
3790 MB/s +27%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
3115 (2904.62min - 3115.38max) MB/s +5%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2978 (2927.82min - 2977.62max) MB/s
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2743 (2563.98min - 2742.87max) MB/s -8%
Average Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
  (2166 - 3141, n=12)
2719 MB/s -9%
seq q8 t1 read
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
6697 (5704.17min - 6696.63max) MB/s +44%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
6520 (5378.57min - 6520.05max) MB/s +40%
Average of class Gaming
  (2594 - 16089, n=185, last 2 years)
6345 MB/s +36%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5276 (4023.18min - 5275.6max) MB/s +13%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
5018 (4382.25min - 5017.89max) MB/s +8%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
4719 (4052.12min - 4719.01max) MB/s +1%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
4655 (3936.45min - 4655.26max) MB/s
Average Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
  (4239 - 5055, n=12)
4619 MB/s -1%
seq q8 t1 write
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5114 (4838.31min - 5113.74max) MB/s +45%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
4956 (4523.11min - 4956.35max) MB/s +41%
SCHENKER XMG Focus 17 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
4907 (4549.56min - 4906.75max) MB/s +39%
Average of class Gaming
  (539 - 14571, n=185, last 2 years)
4799 MB/s +36%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
3629 MB/s +3%
MSI Pulse 17 B13VGK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
3527 (3471.84min - 3526.7max) MB/s
Average Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
  (2884 - 3635, n=12)
3333 MB/s -6%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
3125 (3099.17min - 3124.97max) MB/s -11%
4k q1 t1 read
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
70.6 (68.54min - 70.62max) MB/s +111%
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
69.8 (68.67min - 69.84max) MB/s +109%
Average of class Gaming
  (30.6 - 95.9, n=185, last 2 years)
66.8 MB/s +100%