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MSI Pulse GL66 review: Is the i9-12900H improving the RTX-3060 gaming laptop or only making it more expensive?

Priorities, please! Last year, MSI started a new gaming series with the Pulse. But apparently, a new series even from an experienced manufacturer can still run into some early troubles and reveal the need for optimizations. Our extensive test shows what needs to improve.

Last year, the Pulse gaming series was newly introduced with the two GL66 and GL76 models, and this year comes the update to Alder Lake. Since we did not test the devices last year, the test of this series is new for us. We review the 15-inch GL66 in its second iteration with an RTX 3060 and Core i9-12900H that is available for about 1,900 Euros (~$2057).

We already tested the combination of Alder Lake and RTX 3060 in the Alienware x14 (14 inch) and Asus TUF Gaming F15. As additional comparison devices, we use other 15-inch gaming laptops with the same GPU such as the Schenker XMG Apex 15, the Lenovo Legion S7, and the Alienware m15 R5.

MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK (Pulse GL66 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-12900H 14 x 1.8 - 5 GHz, 100 W PL2 / Short Burst, 45 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 6144 MB, Core: 1425 MHz, 105 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), Geforce 511.79, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB DDR4-3200 (1,600 MHz), up to 64 GB
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90), IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK, 512 GB 
, 385 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port
Networking
Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 359 x 259 ( = 0.98 x 14.13 x 10.2 in)
Battery
53.5 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty, 2 years with pick-up & return service
Weight
2.301 kg ( = 81.17 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 745 g ( = 26.28 oz / 1.64 pounds)
Price
1,899 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
80.7 %
04/2022
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg25 mm15.60"1920x1080
87.2 %
03/2022
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg24.95 mm15.60"1920x1080
86.7 %
03/2022
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg14.5 mm14.00"1920x1080
84.4 %
11/2021
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg29 mm15.60"1920x1080
87.9 %
11/2021
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2 kg18.9 mm15.60"3840x2160
84.7 %
06/2021
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg22.85 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case

Only the display lid of the Pulse is made of metal and the rest of the laptop is made from plastic. This makes the lid fairly resistant to warping. Its maximum opening angle is almost 180 degrees. The two hinges on the sides do a good job, but since due to its metal construction the lid isn't particularly light, it can accidentally open up completely when you move the laptop, particularly if it is opened up more than two thirds of the way.

A notch in the base allows you to open the laptop easily with one hand. While the base is also fairly stable, attempts of warping it can also produce some creaking noises at times.

The keyboard is slightly recessed, so the palm rests are minimally elevated. The case bottom is made of thin plastic and covered by many large, honeycomb-like structures, some of which are fan vents. The exhaust air exits on the back and on the left side towards the back.

The design is targeted towards gamers without being overly ornamented. The silver-gray top prominently displays the Porsche-like shield logo with the dragon, and the base and bottom are kept in a dark black. The workmanship appears to be good, and we did not notice any uneven gaps.

Except for the larger Alienware m5, most of the laptops in our test field have about the same length and width. The thickness of the MSI places it in the middle of the field. However, MSI's specified thickness of 23.4 mm (~0.92 in) is more likely to refer to the thinnest place, and the laptop measures more like 25 mm (~0.98 in) towards the back.

The Legion S7 and Alienware x14 show that gaming laptops can also be slimmer, but both the XMG Apex and the TUG Gaming F15 are thicker. In terms of the weight, the MSI is one of the heavier models and only the Alienware m5 is even heavier.

Size Comparison

361 mm / 14.2 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 29 mm / 1.142 inch 2.1 kg4.7 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 25 mm / 0.984 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 lbs356.2 mm / 14 inch 272.5 mm / 10.7 inch 22.85 mm / 0.9 inch 2.5 kg5.42 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 2 kg4.33 lbs321.5 mm / 12.7 inch 262.77 mm / 10.3 inch 14.5 mm / 0.571 inch 1.8 kg3.95 lbs

Equipment

Only the most necessary connections are present but nothing more. There are four USB ports in total, with one of them in the USB-C format. Unfortunately, that is also only 3.2 Gen 1, which is almost the same as USB 3.0 (5Gb/s). Thunderbolt is lacking, just as an SD card reader. One of the three USB-A ports even only supports the 2.0 speed, which is not up to the current standards anymore.

But what is worse, is that the USB-C port did not work properly. Our external SSD in an M.2 case constantly re-announced itself in the USB-C port. While the light of the SSD remained turned on consistently, the OS continuously kept registering and deregistering it. A restart also didn't help, and we had to switch to using a USB-C-to-A adapter. After that, the problem didn't happen anymore. We encountered the same problem with the MSI Katana, but the Asus TUF Gaming F17 or ROG Strix Scar that we are also testing at the same time did not have the problem. Perhaps our USB-C plug cannot be inserted deep enough into the MSI ports.

The distribution of the ports is also less than optimal. Most of the ports are on the right side, including the HDMI port with its potentially large plugs and stiff cables. This is an annoyance for right-handed users. In addition, the ports are placed fairly close to each other, particularly the two USB-A ports on the left side, which is otherwise empty of connections.

We should also mention that the power plug doesn't fit very tightly. During our test, it happened several times that it slipped out half-way without us noticing.

Right: LAN, HDMI, USB-C 3.0, USB-A 3.0, audio port
Right: LAN, HDMI, USB-C 3.0, USB-A 3.0, audio port
Left: power, USB-A 3.0. USB-A 2.0
Left: power, USB-A 3.0. USB-A 2.0
Back: fan vents
Back: fan vents

Communication

The Pulse connects to the WLAN via an Intel AX201 module. Its potential isn't fully used, and the transfer rates are at the bottom end in our comparison.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1410 (1239min - 1603max) MBit/s ∼100% +104%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1371 (925min - 1499max) MBit/s ∼97% +99%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1362 (682min - 1570max) MBit/s ∼97% +97%
Average of class Gaming
  (450 - 1603, n=152, last 2 years)
1167 MBit/s ∼83% +69%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=322)
1162 MBit/s ∼82% +68%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1084 (531min - 1102max) MBit/s ∼77% +57%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1045 (936min - 1115max) MBit/s ∼74% +51%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
690 (352min - 713max) MBit/s ∼49%
iperf3 receive AX12
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1445 (1383min - 1538max) MBit/s ∼100% +106%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1371 (1221min - 1483max) MBit/s ∼95% +95%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1330 (711min - 1563max) MBit/s ∼92% +89%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=322)
1261 MBit/s ∼87% +80%
Average of class Gaming
  (90 - 1743, n=152, last 2 years)
1237 MBit/s ∼86% +76%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1135 (422min - 1355max) MBit/s ∼79% +62%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
992 (835min - 956max) MBit/s ∼69% +41%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
702 (588min - 717max) MBit/s ∼49%
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700Tooltip
; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø677 (588-717)
; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø679 (352-713)

Webcam

A standard 720p webcam is used. For years, there haven't really been any major upgrades in many laptops in this area, whether this is related to Corona shortages or not. But at least the color deviations remain within limits.

ColorChecker
4.2 ∆E
5 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
5 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
9 ∆E
6 ∆E
2 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK: 7.39 ∆E min: 2.04 - max: 15.27 ∆E

Security

The Pulse doesn't have much to offer for security purists, and there is neither a fingerprint sensor nor a Kensington connection. However, TPM 2.0 is of course included.

Accessories and Warranty

Other than a few "cool" stickers and the 240-Watt power supply, MSI doesn't include anything else worth mention with the laptop. The warranty covers 24 months of pick-up & return service.

Maintenance

MSI hides one of the screws behind a sticker. Our test unit is a loaner provided by the Cyberport shop, so we did not want to damage the sticker seal to open the device. However, according to MSI the device can also be opened by the customer for maintenance tasks. As long as this is done "professionally," the warranty of the device should not be affected.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The keyboard shows a great similarity to other MSI laptops such as the Katana series. The layout appears well-arranged, but with its keys being close together and some of them also very small, it also looks a bit crammed. Particularly the F keys and even more the number pad that is squeezed in next to them turned out very small.

The keyboard
The keyboard
Power button and number pad
Power button and number pad

As typical for MSI, the Fn key is placed on the right instead of the left side, but it can switch functions with the Windows key on the left. The arrow keys also house special functions such as turning on the fan boost, turning off the display, or superimposing crosshairs. 

The key labeling is easy to read and uses a futuristic font style that is probably supposed to attract gamers.

While there is a short stroke, the feedback is okay, allowing you to type easily and quickly. The keyboard doesn't bend annoyingly under pressure, and the typing noise is moderate.

While there is a keyboard illumination, it only has a single zone. You can adjust the color and many other settings in the MSI Center.

Small row of keys on top
Small row of keys on top
Special webcam key
Special webcam key

Touchpad

The touchpad
The touchpad

The touchpad doesn't look very large at about 10.5 x 6.5 cm (~4.1 x 2.6 in). While the surface is smooth, fingers can already stick a bit when they are only slightly wet. Multi-touch inputs still work very well.

The integrated mouse keys have a clear, very short, and crisp pressure point. They are slightly louder than the keyboard, but not to an extent that is particularly annoying.

Display

Matte pixel grid
Matte pixel grid
Hardly noticeable screen bleeding
Hardly noticeable screen bleeding

MSI uses a matte Full-HD IPS display with 144 Hz from AU Optronics. MSI already used this model last year, for example in the GF65 Thin. A large disadvantage of the panel is particularly its weak brightness of less than 250 nits. The brightness distribution is still within acceptable limits at 86%.

At least the black value is low and the contrast high, but at only 58% sRGB, the color space coverage turns out weak. The response times are also rather weak for a gaming laptop.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there are any other display options. At least the 17-inch Pulse offers a panel with 360 Hz, and hopefully that is also brighter.

While there is some screen bleeding at the top edge on the left, it is hardly noticeable.

58.4% sRGB
58.4% sRGB
40.3% AdobeRGB
40.3% AdobeRGB
247
cd/m²
259
cd/m²
260
cd/m²
237
cd/m²
248
cd/m²
246
cd/m²
223
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
241
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90)
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 260 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 244.8 cd/m² Minimum: 6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 247 cd/m²
Contrast: 1908:1 (Black: 0.13 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.14 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4, calibrated: 3.14
ΔE Greyscale 1.2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
40.3% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
58.4% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
39% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.49
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
AU Optronics B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
TL156VDXP0101, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
SHP154D, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
LG Philips LGD0625 (LP156WFG-SPB3), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
CSOT T3 MNF601EA1-6, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.60
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
B156HAN, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
69%
114%
64%
110%
Display P3 Coverage
39
66.4
70%
99.6
155%
64.5
65%
85.2
118%
sRGB Coverage
58.4
97
66%
100
71%
95.9
64%
98.8
69%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
40.3
68.5
70%
87.6
117%
65.8
63%
98.2
144%
Response Times
70%
74%
60%
31%
80%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38.8 ?(18.2, 20.6)
5.6 ?(3.2, 2.4)
86%
9.6 ?(4.4, 5.2)
75%
15
61%
31.6 ?(8, 23.6)
19%
4 ?(1.2, 2.8)
90%
Response Time Black / White *
28 ?(14.6, 13.4)
12.8 ?(6.8, 6)
54%
7.6 ?(2.8, 4.8)
73%
11.6
59%
16 ?(4, 12)
43%
8.4 ?(4.4, 4)
70%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-3%
-24%
-40%
30%
-12%
Brightness middle
248
353.7
43%
434
75%
393
58%
607
145%
329
33%
Brightness
245
340
39%
411
68%
353
44%
605
147%
321
31%
Brightness Distribution
86
89
3%
89
3%
83
-3%
93
8%
92
7%
Black Level *
0.13
0.34
-162%
0.25
-92%
0.47
-262%
0.41
-215%
0.27
-108%
Contrast
1908
1040
-45%
1736
-9%
836
-56%
1480
-22%
1219
-36%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.14
1.74
45%
3
4%
2.84
10%
0.84
73%
2.78
11%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.82
3.63
38%
7.1
-22%
7.15
-23%
3.02
48%
4.88
16%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
3.14
0.5
84%
0.7
78%
0.67
79%
0.69
78%
1.63
48%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.2
2.1
-75%
5.1
-325%
3.73
-211%
1.1
8%
2.5
-108%
Gamma
2.49 88%
2.3 96%
2.19 100%
2.53 87%
2.131 103%
2.106 104%
CCT
6468 100%
6257 104%
6204 105%
7312 89%
6648 98%
6201 105%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
76
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99
Total Average (Program / Settings)
45% / 23%
55% / 19%
28% / -4%
57% / 47%
34% / 5%

* ... smaller is better

At least the panel is already well calibrated in the state of delivery. The deviation in the grayscale is only 1.2. Accordingly, you can hardly get any improvements anymore by a manual calibration.

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
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14.6 ms rise
↘ 13.4 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 62 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.2 ms rise
↘ 20.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 46 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (36.8 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 21819 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Outdoors, particularly the low brightness will make things difficult, so seeking out less bright surroundings becomes therefore mandatory.

Outdoors on an overcast day
Outdoors on an overcast day
Viewing angle from the side
Viewing angle from the side

Even if IPS displays generally have fairly stable viewing angles, you can still notice a significant reduction in brightness when looking at our test unit from extreme viewing angles. 

Performance

With its combination of an Intel Core i9-12900H and RTX 3060, the Pulse is clearly targeted for gamers. In addition, there are 16 GB of RAM, with MSI still using DDR4-RAM here. While costing about 1900 Euros (~$2057), the device still belongs to the lower midrange segment.

 

Test Conditions

Excerpt of the data privacy notification of the MSI Center
Excerpt of the data privacy notification of the MSI Center

For the best benchmark results, we select the "Extreme Performance" mode in the MSI software. In the Advanced Settings, we use the Standard.

Users should get familiar with the MSI Center, since in addition to setting the fan profiles, you can also check the system for updates, configure the keyboard illumination, and adjust general settings and many more here. Of course, the manufacturer also gathers some user data here.

MSI Center: Extreme Performance
MSI Center: Extreme Performance
Advanced Settings set to Standard
Advanced Settings set to Standard
General Settings such as Fn key function
General Settings such as Fn key function
Updates for the system
Updates for the system
Keyboard illumination
Keyboard illumination
System overview
System overview

Processor

TDP during Cinebench R15
TDP during Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 in battery mode
Cinebench R15 in battery mode

The Core i9-12900H is one of the top models of the current Alder Lake series from Intel, so it should fulfill all the demands from gamers. The CPU combines 6 performance and 8 efficiency cores and is able to operate on up to 20 threads simultaneously. The Turbo clock speed reaches up to 5 GHz.

The performance in the Cinebench loop is good, and the CPU is able to beat the predecessor generation with its AMD processors without any problems. However, the i9 in the Pulse is not significantly faster than the i7-12700H in some of the competing laptops. Particularly the Asus TUF F15 performs at least at eye level and in parts even slightly faster. MSI could have saved itself and its customers the additional premium for the significantly more expensive i9-12900H. On the other hand, the slim Alienware x14 with the i7-12700H is about 6 to 7 percent slower.

At the beginning of the first run, the TDP lies at around 100 watts, before its starts dropping and finally leveling out at 85 watts. However, it only rarely drops to the nominal 45 watts.

In battery operation, the Extreme Performance mode isn't available anymore and it changes to Balanced mode. In Cinebench, the performance drops by a whole 45% and only reaches 1388 points!

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

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MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø2587 (2493.77-2729.26)
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2656 (2614.89-2735.42)
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2143 (2058.57-2194.11)
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 5.3: 64 Bit Multi-Core Score | 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
 
85.5 pt ∼86%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
84.9 pt ∼85%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
82 pt ∼82%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
79.8 pt ∼80%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
65.7 pt ∼66%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
65.5 pt ∼66%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
62.9 pt ∼63%
Average of class Gaming
 
60.2 pt ∼60%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
17713 (16651.9min - 17712.9max) Points ∼100% 0%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
17667 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (15229 - 19064, n=7)
17246 Points ∼97% -2%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
15783 Points ∼89% -11%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13523 Points ∼76% -23%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
12663 Points ∼71% -28%
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 19282, n=170, last 2 years)
12311 Points ∼70% -30%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
12195 Points ∼69% -31%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
1914 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1805 - 1921, n=7)
1897 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
1771 Points ∼93% -7%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
1763 Points ∼92% -8%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1494 Points ∼78% -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 1920, n=169, last 2 years)
1484 Points ∼78% -22%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1430 Points ∼75% -25%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1427 Points ∼75% -25%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
6754 Points ∼100% +1%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
6675 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (5329 - 7109, n=7)
6363 Points ∼94% -5%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
5967 Points ∼88% -11%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5223 Points ∼77% -22%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4913 Points ∼73% -26%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4711 Points ∼70% -29%
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 7382, n=227, last 2 years)
4402 Points ∼65% -34%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
735 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (728 - 738, n=7)
733 Points ∼100% 0%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
684 Points ∼93% -7%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
680 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
578 Points ∼79% -21%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
559 Points ∼76% -24%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
558 Points ∼76% -24%
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 740, n=227, last 2 years)
551 Points ∼75% -25%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (2449 - 3077, n=7)
2782 Points ∼100% +2%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
2735 (2614.89min - 2735.42max) Points ∼98% 0%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
2729 (2493.77min - 2729.26max) Points ∼98%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
2535 (2063.56min - 2534.53max) Points ∼91% -7%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2194 Points ∼79% -20%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2085 (2055.92min - 2084.96max) Points ∼75% -24%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2005 (1921.88min - 2004.51max) Points ∼72% -27%
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 3077, n=236, last 2 years)
1855 Points ∼67% -32%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
277 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (273 - 277, n=7)
275 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
253 Points ∼91% -9%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
252 Points ∼91% -9%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
236 Points ∼85% -15%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
232 Points ∼84% -16%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
230 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 277, n=226, last 2 years)
221 Points ∼80% -20%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Gaming
  (168 - 1259, n=226, last 2 years)
296 Seconds * ∼100% -58%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
253 Seconds * ∼85% -35%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
244 Seconds * ∼82% -30%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
227 Seconds * ∼77% -21%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
223 Seconds * ∼75% -19%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (173.7 - 217, n=7)
190.1 Seconds * ∼64% -2%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
187 Seconds * ∼63%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
182 Seconds * ∼61% +3%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (64146 - 73489, n=7)
68135 MIPS ∼100% +5%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
67160 MIPS ∼99% +3%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
66498 MIPS ∼98% +2%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
64918 MIPS ∼95%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
60505 MIPS ∼89% -7%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
58467 MIPS ∼86% -10%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53902 MIPS ∼79% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 83533, n=226, last 2 years)
49796 MIPS ∼73% -23%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
6033 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (5881 - 6120, n=7)
6017 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5754 MIPS ∼95% -5%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
5605 MIPS ∼93% -7%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5591 MIPS ∼93% -7%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5590 MIPS ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 6582, n=226, last 2 years)
5405 MIPS ∼90% -10%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
5381 MIPS ∼89% -11%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
13400 Points ∼100% +14%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (11794 - 14376, n=7)
13217 Points ∼99% +12%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
12358 Points ∼92% +5%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
11794 Points ∼88%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8557 Points ∼64% -27%
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 14294, n=219, last 2 years)
8393 Points ∼63% -29%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8389 Points ∼63% -29%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7522 Points ∼56% -36%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1820 - 1892, n=7)
1860 Points ∼100% +1%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
1847 Points ∼99%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
1796 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
1751 Points ∼94% -5%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1541 Points ∼83% -17%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1501 Points ∼81% -19%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1481 Points ∼80% -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 1933, n=219, last 2 years)
1443 Points ∼78% -22%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
20.5 fps ∼100% +6%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (17.2 - 22.5, n=7)
19.7 fps ∼96% +2%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
19.3 fps ∼94%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
17.7 fps ∼86% -8%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
16 fps ∼78% -17%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
15.6 fps ∼76% -19%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
14.7 fps ∼72% -24%
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 22.5, n=228, last 2 years)
13.9 fps ∼68% -28%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
87.4 s * ∼100% -112%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
57.4 s * ∼66% -39%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53.5 s * ∼61% -30%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 332, n=224, last 2 years)
53.5 s * ∼61% -30%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
49.9 s * ∼57% -21%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
41.3 s * ∼47%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (39 - 44.4, n=7)
40.9 s * ∼47% +1%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
39.4 s * ∼45% +5%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Gaming
  (0.412 - 4.47, n=224, last 2 years)
0.567 sec * ∼100% -34%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.524 sec * ∼92% -24%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.512 sec * ∼90% -21%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4947 sec * ∼87% -17%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4655 sec * ∼82% -10%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4564 sec * ∼80% -8%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (0.4218 - 0.4377, n=7)
0.4289 sec * ∼76% -1%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.424 sec * ∼75%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2729 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
219 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
277 Points
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Performance Rating
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
91.3 pt ∼91%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
86.7 pt ∼87%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
81.9 pt ∼82%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
 
71.8 pt ∼72%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
70.9 pt ∼71%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
70.6 pt ∼71%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
70.1 pt ∼70%
Average of class Gaming
 
69 pt ∼69%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
15594 KRay/s ∼100% +74%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
14725 KRay/s ∼94% +64%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
14245 KRay/s ∼91% +59%
Average of class Gaming
  (2585 - 19199, n=181, last 2 years)
11401 KRay/s ∼73% +27%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
9486 KRay/s ∼61% +6%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
8965 KRay/s ∼57%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (7594 - 10077, n=7)
8832 KRay/s ∼57% -1%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
8357 KRay/s ∼54% -7%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
99411 Points ∼100% +143%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
94497 Points ∼95% +131%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
88952 Points ∼89% +118%
Average of class Gaming
  (12439 - 117712, n=181, last 2 years)
61876 Points ∼62% +51%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
41434 Points ∼42% +1%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
40863 Points ∼41%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (35010 - 43760, n=7)
40128 Points ∼40% -2%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
38442 Points ∼39% -6%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3392 MB/s ∼100% +6%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3288 MB/s ∼97% +2%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3230 MB/s ∼95% +1%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3213 MB/s ∼95%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (2698 - 3570, n=7)
3141 MB/s ∼93% -2%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3055 MB/s ∼90% -5%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2906 MB/s ∼86% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 4851, n=181, last 2 years)
2852 MB/s ∼84% -11%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
105616 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (101357 - 107003, n=7)
105056 Points ∼99% -1%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
102424 Points ∼97% -3%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
99631 Points ∼94% -6%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
99267 Points ∼94% -6%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
97488 Points ∼92% -8%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
95789 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 132615, n=181, last 2 years)
89285 Points ∼85% -15%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
12430 Points ∼100% +26%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
11821 Points ∼95% +20%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
11665 Points ∼94% +18%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (9125 - 10383, n=7)
9929 Points ∼80% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 17639, n=181, last 2 years)
9928 Points ∼80% 0%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
9889 Points ∼80%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
9852 Points ∼79% 0%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
9325 Points ∼75% -6%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
54630 Points ∼100% +119%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
52072 Points ∼95% +108%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
45972 Points ∼84% +84%
Average of class Gaming
  (7135 - 64776, n=181, last 2 years)
33704 Points ∼62% +35%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
26379 Points ∼48% +6%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
24991 Points ∼46%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (20833 - 28598, n=7)
24295 Points ∼44% -3%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
22701 Points ∼42% -9%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
134287 MB/s ∼100% +38%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
125127 MB/s ∼93% +29%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
119968 MB/s ∼89% +23%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
97298 MB/s ∼72%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (61517 - 107508, n=7)
93429 MB/s ∼70% -4%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
92214 MB/s ∼69% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (11368 - 166300, n=181, last 2 years)
77539 MB/s ∼58% -20%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
66712 MB/s ∼50% -31%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
1164 MB/s ∼100% +7%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (919 - 1193, n=7)
1100 MB/s ∼95% +1%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
1084 MB/s ∼93%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
991 MB/s ∼85% -9%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
865 MB/s ∼74% -20%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
803 MB/s ∼69% -26%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
782 MB/s ∼67% -28%
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 1209, n=202, last 2 years)
690 MB/s ∼59% -36%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
8221 KRay/s ∼100% +59%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
7826 KRay/s ∼95% +51%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
7532 KRay/s ∼92% +45%
Average of class Gaming
  (1437 - 10472, n=181, last 2 years)
6183 KRay/s ∼75% +19%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
5486 KRay/s ∼67% +6%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
5184 KRay/s ∼63%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (4417 - 6068, n=7)
5144 KRay/s ∼63% -1%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
4806 KRay/s ∼58% -7%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
46643 MPixel/s ∼100% +70%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (27374 - 43917, n=7)
36139 MPixel/s ∼77% +32%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
33509 MPixel/s ∼72% +22%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
27374 MPixel/s ∼59%
Average of class Gaming
  (8341 - 46643, n=181, last 2 years)
24414 MPixel/s ∼52% -11%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
19901 MPixel/s ∼43% -27%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
19376 MPixel/s ∼42% -29%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
14784 MPixel/s ∼32% -46%

System Performance

In the PCMark 10 Productivity benchmark, the Pulse places first, but in the other areas, it is slightly surpassed by the Asus TUF Gaming 15 and sometimes also the Alienware X14. On the other hand, in CrossMark our test unit also finishes ahead of the X14.

PCMark 10 / Score
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (7135 - 7861, n=2)
7498 Points ∼100% +5%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
7426 Points ∼99% +4%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
7170 Points ∼96% 0%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
7135 Points ∼95%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
6703 Points ∼89% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (4077 - 8186, n=189, last 2 years)
6542 Points ∼87% -8%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6505 Points ∼87% -9%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
6465 Points ∼86% -9%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (10380 - 11198, n=2)
10789 Points ∼100% +4%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
10499 Points ∼97% +1%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
10380 Points ∼96%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
10294 Points ∼95% -1%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
9905 Points ∼92% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11205, n=188, last 2 years)
9857 Points ∼91% -5%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9827 Points ∼91% -5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
9589 Points ∼89% -8%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (9751 - 10486, n=2)
10119 Points ∼100% +4%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
9751 Points ∼96%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
9602 Points ∼95% -2%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9070 Points ∼90% -7%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8913 Points ∼88% -9%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8803 Points ∼87% -10%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
8798 Points ∼87% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (6161 - 10638, n=188, last 2 years)
8735 Points ∼86% -10%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
11672 Points ∼100% +20%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (9741 - 11226, n=2)
10484 Points ∼90% +8%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
10118 Points ∼87% +4%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
9741 Points ∼83%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
9377 Points ∼80% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 13098, n=188, last 2 years)
8946 Points ∼77% -8%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8634 Points ∼74% -11%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8582 Points ∼74% -12%
CrossMark / Overall
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
2096 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (2026 - 2096, n=2)
2061 Points ∼98% -2%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1910 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (974 - 2108, n=31, last 2 years)
1740 Points ∼83% -17%
CrossMark / Productivity
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
2062 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1951 - 2062, n=2)
2007 Points ∼97% -3%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1797 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (907 - 2062, n=31, last 2 years)
1690 Points ∼82% -18%
CrossMark / Creativity
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (2086 - 2125, n=2)
2106 Points ∼100% +1%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
2086 Points ∼99%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
2072 Points ∼98% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (1027 - 2165, n=31, last 2 years)
1821 Points ∼86% -13%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
2230 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1964 - 2230, n=2)
2097 Points ∼94% -6%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1798 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (1029 - 2230, n=31, last 2 years)
1672 Points ∼75% -25%
PCMark 10 Score
7135 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
77803 MB/s ∼100% +71%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (45395 - 74264, n=7)
57422 MB/s ∼74% +26%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
53661 MB/s ∼69% +18%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
45624 MB/s ∼59%
Average of class Gaming
  (18074 - 77803, n=181, last 2 years)
42908 MB/s ∼55% -6%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
41788 MB/s ∼54% -8%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
41154 MB/s ∼53% -10%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
37687 MB/s ∼48% -17%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
76185 MB/s ∼100% +56%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (48866 - 69882, n=7)
60248 MB/s ∼79% +23%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
59205 MB/s ∼78% +21%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
48866 MB/s ∼64%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
47260 MB/s ∼62% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (20318 - 76185, n=181, last 2 years)
46678 MB/s ∼61% -4%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
45789 MB/s ∼60% -6%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
44146 MB/s ∼58% -10%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
64219 MB/s ∼100% +37%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
58758 MB/s ∼91% +25%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (46932 - 65518, n=7)
58709 MB/s ∼91% +25%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
47016 MB/s ∼73%
Average of class Gaming
  (15975 - 66256, n=181, last 2 years)
44799 MB/s ∼70% -5%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
44339 MB/s ∼69% -6%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
41299 MB/s ∼64% -12%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
35891 MB/s ∼56% -24%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
111 ns * ∼100% -21%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
91.9 ns * ∼83%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (90.6 - 106, n=7)
82.8 ns * ∼75% +10%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
78.5 ns * ∼71% +15%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
78.2 ns * ∼70% +15%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
77.8 ns * ∼70% +15%
Average of class Gaming
  (82.1 - 122, n=204, last 2 years)
61.4 ns * ∼55% +33%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

Unfortunately, LatencyMon already shows some minor problems when opening the browser. Opening several tabs doesn't show any further impact. There are five dropped frames when playing our 4K/60-fps YouTube video. A 10-second Prime95 right afterwards increases the latency value further.

YouTube test video
YouTube test video
LatencyMon Main
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LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
1330 μs * ∼100% -46%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1140 μs * ∼86% -25%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
911 μs * ∼68%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
719 μs * ∼54% +21%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
503 μs * ∼38% +45%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
428.6 μs * ∼32% +53%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

MSI uses a 512-GB NVMe SSD from Micron. Its constant performance remains very even and it reaches around 3000 MB/s in sequential reading and writing, which is okay.

Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3691 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3355 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 887 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 632 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 74.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 313.4 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 2320 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 1065 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
79.5 pt ∼80%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
77.4 pt ∼77%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
75.6 pt ∼76%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
68 pt ∼68%
Average of class Gaming
 
67.2 pt ∼67%
Average Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
 
55.5 pt ∼56%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
50.3 pt ∼50%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
39.5 pt ∼40%
DiskSpd
seq read
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
3922 (3902.75min - 3922.43max) MB/s ∼100% +92%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2466 (2450.73min - 2465.62max) MB/s ∼63% +21%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2383 (2361.29min - 2382.94max) MB/s ∼61% +17%
Average of class Gaming
  (170 - 5544, n=185, last 2 years)
2371 MB/s ∼60% +16%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
2038 (1650.93min - 2038.34max) MB/s ∼52%
Average Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
  (2017 - 2038, n=2)
2028 MB/s ∼52% 0%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
1843 (1829.35min - 1842.98max) MB/s ∼47% -10%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1726 (1693.24min - 1725.96max) MB/s ∼44% -15%
seq write
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
3931 (3911.33min - 3931.01max) MB/s ∼100% +20%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
3275 (3243.25min - 3275.12max) MB/s ∼83%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2894 (2651.7min - 2893.78max) MB/s ∼74% -12%
Average Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
  (2449 - 3275, n=2)
2862 MB/s ∼73% -13%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2788 (2777.05min - 2788.16max) MB/s ∼71% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (174 - 7889, n=184, last 2 years)
2579 MB/s ∼66% -21%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
1948 (1920.78min - 1948.04max) MB/s ∼50% -41%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1520 (983.77min - 1519.6max) MB/s ∼39% -54%
seq q8 t1 read
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
6858 (6042.6min - 6858.23max) MB/s ∼100% +90%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 13195, n=185, last 2 years)
3915 MB/s ∼57% +8%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
3613 (3227.14min - 3613.09max) MB/s ∼53%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
3554 (3284.35min - 3554.02max) MB/s ∼52% -2%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
3529 (2540.12min - 3528.8max) MB/s ∼51% -2%
Average Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
  (3394 - 3613, n=2)
3504 MB/s ∼51% -3%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
3055 (2833.88min - 3054.71max) MB/s ∼45% -15%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
2314 (1882.82min - 2314max) MB/s ∼34% -36%
seq q8 t1 write
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
5168 (5037.36min - 5167.53max) MB/s ∼100% +54%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
3351 (3295.17min - 3351.25max) MB/s ∼65%
Average Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
  (3230 - 3351, n=2)
3291 MB/s ∼64% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (86.2 - 10203, n=185, last 2 years)
3107 MB/s ∼60% -7%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2869 (2667.88min - 2869.19max) MB/s ∼56% -14%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2801 (2794.25min - 2801.17max) MB/s ∼54% -16%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
1605 (1471.36min - 1604.53max) MB/s ∼31% -52%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1449 (1364.2min - 1448.71max) MB/s ∼28% -57%
4k q1 t1 read
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
79.3 (77.62min - 79.29max) MB/s ∼100% +11%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
71.5 (69.67min - 71.5max) MB/s ∼90%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
69.4 (68.09min - 69.4max) MB/s ∼88% -3%
Average Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
  (62.1 - 71.5, n=2)
66.8 MB/s ∼84% -7%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
58.1 (56.93min - 58.05max) MB/s ∼73% -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.53 - 97.4, n=185, last 2 years)
56.1 MB/s ∼71% -22%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
49.8 (48.32min - 49.83max) MB/s ∼63% -30%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
48.3 (47.05min - 48.34max) MB/s ∼61% -32%
4k q1 t1 write
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
421 (225.22min - 421.18max) MB/s ∼100%
Average Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
  (187.3 - 421, n=2)
304 MB/s ∼72% -28%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
222 (216.3min - 221.72max) MB/s ∼53% -47%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
211 (210.13min - 210.73max) MB/s ∼50% -50%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.79 - 421, n=184, last 2 years)
171 MB/s ∼41% -59%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
152 (150.78min - 151.95max) MB/s ∼36% -64%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
144 (143min - 143.57max) MB/s ∼34% -66%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
121 (117.79min - 121.25max) MB/s ∼29% -71%
4k q32 t16 read
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2217 (2210.73min - 2217.07max) MB/s ∼100% +43%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
1851 (1841.36min - 1850.8max) MB/s ∼83% +19%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.1 - 4198, n=184, last 2 years)
1772 MB/s ∼80% +14%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
1550 (1546.75min - 1549.91max) MB/s ∼70%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
1376 (1363.46min - 1375.66max) MB/s ∼62% -11%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1301 (981.55min - 1301max) MB/s ∼59% -16%
Average Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
  (577 - 1550, n=2)
1064 MB/s ∼48% -31%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
839 (826.17min - 839.11max) MB/s ∼38% -46%
4k q32 t16 write
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
3249 (265.37min - 3249.37max) MB/s ∼100%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2314 (2299.73min - 2313.93max) MB/s ∼71% -29%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2131 (2112.64min - 2131.18max) MB/s ∼66% -34%
Average Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
  (484 - 3249, n=2)
1867 MB/s ∼57% -43%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.15 - 4249, n=184, last 2 years)
1762 MB/s ∼54% -46%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
573 (461.98min - 572.89max) MB/s ∼18% -82%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
497 (490.94min - 497.29max) MB/s ∼15% -85%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
446 (399.97min - 446.29max) MB/s ∼14% -86%
AS SSD
Score Total
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6117 Points ∼100% +30%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5318 Points ∼87% +13%
Average of class Gaming
  (910 - 9279, n=176, last 2 years)
5230 Points ∼85% +11%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
4984 Points ∼81% +6%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
4693 Points ∼77%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
3394 Points ∼55% -28%
Average Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
  (1988 - 4693, n=2)
3341 Points ∼55% -29%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
3136 Points ∼51% -33%
Score Read
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2291 Points ∼100% <