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MSI Raider GE66 12UHS notebook review: Passes with flying colors

On the FPS hunt. For its Raider GE66 12UHS, MSI goes all out and equips the laptop with an Intel Core i9-12900HK, a RTX 3080 Ti, a 120 Hz 4K panel and innovative cooling. We put the 15-inch high-end behemoth to the test and find out whether it is capable of meeting the latest gaming demands.

MSI continues to expand its repertoire of high-end gaming notebooks. With the GE66 12UHS, the Taiwanese company aims to harness the power of both the Intel Core i9 12900HK and the Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti with the help of a "Phase-Change Liquid Metal Pad" on the CPU as well as an improved heatsink. While the overall design has changed little compared to the predecessor (the MSI GE66 10SFS), the manufacturer has nonetheless made many adjustments under the hood.

In the following review, we find out whether the device can keep up with the competition in the form of the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Early 2022, the Schenker XMG Neo 15 Early 2022 and the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7.

MSI Raider GE66 12UHS (GE66 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-12900HK 14 x 2.918 GHz @ 5 GHz, 200 W PL2 / Short Burst, 45 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU - 16384 MB, Core: 1400 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, 150 W TDP ( including 15 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, MUX-Switch, Advanced-Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR5-4800 MHz
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, AUO51EB, IPS, glossy: no, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB, 2048 GB 
, 1940 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: SD, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Killer E3100G 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.4 x 358 x 267 ( = 0.92 x 14.09 x 10.51 in)
Battery
99 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix Full-HD 30 FPS
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MSI Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.436 kg ( = 85.93 oz / 5.37 pounds), Power Supply: 838 g ( = 29.56 oz / 1.85 pounds)
Price
4499 EUR
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
87.4 %
06/2022
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.4 kg23.4 mm15.60"3840x2160
84.6 %
07/2020
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
2.4 kg23 mm15.60"1920x1080
89.1 %
03/2022
Razer Blade 15 2022
i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.1 kg16.99 mm15.60"2560x1440
03/2022
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.2 kg26.6 mm15.60"2560x1440
88 %
03/2022
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.6 kg26.6 mm16.00"2560x1600

Case: MSI laptop with slightly altered appearance

The case and design of the MSI Raider GE66 12 UHS have not changed compared to the predecessor, except for a more pleasing as well as higher-quality light bar on the front. We thus refer you to the review of the predecessor for more details on the case: MSI GE66 10SFS.

Compared to other gaming notebooks, our review device has the second highest weight (2.4 kg). In terms of size, the GE66 is more of a laptop giant. The Razer Blade demonstrates what is possible in terms of mobility. 

Size Comparison

360.2 mm / 14.2 inch 243.5 mm / 9.59 inch 26.6 mm / 1.047 inch 2.2 kg4.91 lbs359.9 mm / 14.2 inch 264.4 mm / 10.4 inch 26.6 mm / 1.047 inch 2.6 kg5.63 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 267 mm / 10.5 inch 23.4 mm / 0.921 inch 2.4 kg5.37 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 267 mm / 10.5 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.4 kg5.35 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 16.99 mm / 0.669 inch 2.1 kg4.64 lbs

Connectivity: Upgraded to modern ports

All port positions also remained unchanged in relation to the MSI GE66 10SFS. Only the USB-C port on the back has been upgraded to Thunderbolt 4, and the USB-C 3.2 port on the left side now supports the DisplayPort function.

SD Card Reader

The performance of the SD card reader falls short of expectations in testing with our AV PRO V60 microSD reference card. Only the Schenker XMG Neo 15 Early 2022 performs worse in the comparison field.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
190 MB/s ∼100% +144%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
165.4 MB/s ∼87% +112%
Average of class Gaming
  (18.5 - 222, n=90, last 2 years)
114.3 MB/s ∼60% +47%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
78 MB/s ∼41%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
68.3 (65.41min - 69.52max) MB/s ∼36% -12%

Communication

Our review device comes out at the top in Wi-Fi performance and shows excellent rates that are only just surpassed by the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Early 2022.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1621 (1412min - 1672max) MBit/s ∼100% 0%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1617 (831min - 1687max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
  (1330 - 1617, n=2)
1474 MBit/s ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (851 - 1695, n=22, last 2 years)
1403 MBit/s ∼87% -13%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1727 (866min - 1759max) MBit/s ∼100% +1%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1714 (1600min - 1749max) MBit/s ∼99%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
  (1569 - 1714, n=4)
1667 MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (787 - 1748, n=26, last 2 years)
1563 MBit/s ∼91% -9%
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950100010501100115012001250130013501400145015001550160016501700Tooltip
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1713 (1600-1749)
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1589 (831-1687)

Webcam

The webcam offers Full HD and delivers decent images for a notebook webcam. While these tend to be noisy and blurry in low-light conditions, the overall image quality should suffice for everyday tasks such as video conferencing.

ColorChecker
11.9 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
13 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
15 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Raider GE66 12UHS: 11.37 ∆E min: 5.47 - max: 19.27 ∆E

Accessories

Excluding the notebook, the scope of delivery includes the necessary documentation for the device as well as the power adapter. Like the 280 watts of its predecessor, the unchanged power supply still provides enough power for the installed hardware.

Maintenance

In 2022, service support is not always a given for every device. Some manufacturers deliberately make it difficult for users who want to maintain their devices themselves. Dell, for example, installs the motherboard back-to-front in its Alienware laptops (fan and heat sink are directly underneath the keyboard and are difficult to access). Those wanting to replace the heat conduction pads or paste are thus faced with a cumbersome procedure.

This is not the case with our MSI Raider GE66 12 UHS, where the only remotely difficult task lies in removing 11 Phillips screws to detach the baseplate. This also applies to the plastic cover behind the display. For those interested, there is a small series of photos below that show how to access the inner workings of the MSI Raider GE66 12 UHS without damaging the sensitive plastic parts.

Once you have removed the top cover and the bottom shell, you have direct access to the two PCI Gen 4 slots. You can also replace the Wi-Fi card, clean the fans and, if necessary, replace the cooling system and the SO-DIMM modules, which are located underneath a passive cooling block.

All 11 screws have the same length except for one screw marked with a black arrow in the picture.
The silver plastic cover behind the display has to be removed first. This is easier to accomplish in the position displayed here.
Fastened by means of several clips: The silver plastic cover, which is relatively easy to remove with a spudger (antistatic spatula).
Work your way from top to bottom using the aforementioned spudger (or flatpick) in order to loosen the lower shell step by step.
Loosen the clips on both sides down to the bottom before proceeding to the final step.
Carefully place the notebook in the side position with the display slightly open to release the last anchors (marked with arrows).
The inner workings of the MSI GE66 12 UHS
The inner workings of the MSI GE66 12 UHS

Warranty

As in the case of the predecessor, MSI grants the Raider GE66 a 24-month warranty with pick-up & return service. This applies to Germany only, so the warranty policy may differ in other countries. Important to note is that the warranty seal has no relevance for German-speaking countries insofar that the user is allowed to open the device for upgrading and maintenance without the warranty becoming void. However, this applies only under the condition that the work is carried out professionally. If damage or defects indicate that the work was not done professionally, this can render the warranty invalid. Furthermore, the device must be restored to its original configuration if servicing is required, since parts may have to be replaced for the repair and MSI requires the original parts.

Input devices: Great gaming keyboard with sleek light bar

The keyboard and layout as well as the touchpad have not changed compared to the MSI GE66 10SFS. We therefore again refer you to the review of the predecessor model.

One point worth mentioning is the light bar, which has been enlarged and offers even more lighting on the chassis and front for RGB fans. The illumination also looks more pleasant and of higher quality.

MSI GE66 12UHS: front view of the light bar
MSI GE66 12UHS: front view of the light bar
MSI GE66 12UHS: light bar from above
MSI GE66 12UHS: light bar from above

Display: 4K panel with 120 Hz

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Halos
Halos

MSI has installed a non-reflective IPS panel with a refresh rate of 120 Hz in the Raider GE66 12UHS, which has 4K resolution and subjectively looks excellent. Whether a 4K panel is suitable for a 15-incher is debatable: it is definitely an advantage for professional users who are also into gaming. Beyond that, the installed hardware falls into the absolute high-end range and is definitely configured to run games smoothly in 4K resolution. MSI also offers alternatives, starting with a QHD panel with 240 Hz or 165 Hz (and 100% DCI-P3 coverage in each case), up to a Full HD panel with 360 Hz. 

Comparing the values of the 4K display in the review device with those of the FHD panel (240 Hz) in the predecessor, the following picture emerges: The GE66 12UHS with its 4K panel is 20% brighter at 347 cd/m² and offers a higher color space coverage at 80.4% DCI-P3 versus 68% as well as 94.7% AdobeRGB versus 69.8%. The review device with its 4K display does not use PWM, even though the predecessor had this only at a very high frequency. However, there are also disadvantages, such as higher response times and poorer black and contrast values.

327
cd/m²
347
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
344
cd/m²
351
cd/m²
353
cd/m²
356
cd/m²
364
cd/m²
353
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AUO51EB
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 364 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 347.3 cd/m² Minimum: 19 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 351 cd/m²
Contrast: 1003:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.54 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3, calibrated: 0.67
ΔE Greyscale 4.1 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
94.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
98.4% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
80.4% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.089
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
AUO51EB, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.60
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Sharp LQ156M1JW03 (SHP14C5), IPS-Level, 1920x1080, 15.60
Razer Blade 15 2022
Sharp LQ156T1JW03, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
BOE0A67 (BOE CQ NE156QHM-NZ1), IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
NE160QDM-NY1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Display
-13%
6%
-14%
Display P3 Coverage
80.4
68
-15%
99.1
23%
68.7
-15%
sRGB Coverage
98.4
99
1%
99.9
2%
97.6
-1%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
94.7
69.8
-26%
86.8
-8%
70.9
-25%
Response Times
16%
16%
20%
24%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
18.8 ?(9.2, 9.6)
16.4 ?(6.8, 7.6)
13%
14.4 ?(6.8, 7.6)
23%
14.4 ?(6.6, 7.8)
23%
17.6 ?(9.2, 8.4)
6%
Response Time Black / White *
12.8 ?(6.8, 6)
10.4 ?(6, 4.4)
19%
11.6 ?(5.6, 6)
9%
10.8 ?(5.4, 5.4)
16%
7.6 ?(2.4, 5.2)
41%
PWM Frequency
23580 ?(19)
Screen
23%
-19%
4%
9%
Brightness middle
351
291
-17%
286
-19%
295
-16%
502
43%
Brightness
347
278
-20%
271
-22%
277
-20%
491
41%
Brightness Distribution
90
91
1%
89
-1%
62
-31%
91
1%
Black Level *
0.35
0.25
29%
0.25
29%
0.28
20%
0.37
-6%
Contrast
1003
1164
16%
1144
14%
1054
5%
1357
35%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.54
1.19
53%
2.74
-8%
2.36
7%
2.7
-6%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
8.36
3.04
64%
5.21
38%
4.24
49%
4.5
46%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.67
2.52
-276%
1.4
-109%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4.1
1.9
54%
1.1
73%
3.43
16%
2.7
34%
Gamma
2.089 105%
2.216 99%
2.2 100%
2.44 90%
2.44 90%
CCT
7036 92%
7018 93%
6408 101%
6266 104%
6326 103%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
70
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
92
Total Average (Program / Settings)
9% / 13%
1% / -9%
12% / 7%
6% / 6%

* ... smaller is better

The color accuracy of the display ex werks can be improved, especially grayscale. Upon calibration with the photospectrometer, we achieved very good average grayscale and color DeltaE values of 0.8 and 0.67, respectively. The ICC profile of our calibration is available for download here.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)


MSI Raider GE66 12UHS vs sRGB
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS vs sRGB
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS vs P3
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS vs P3
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS vs AdobeRGB
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS vs AdobeRGB

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
12.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.8 ms rise
↘ 6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 22 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
18.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9.2 ms rise
↘ 9.6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 21 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

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

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19959 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Even with a non-reflective display and a brightness of 347 cd/m², we cannot recommend the Raider GE66 12UHS for use in direct sunlight, at least when we work without MSI True Color. With this tool and its diverse settings, the legibility of display content can be improved somewhat. But in terms of overall outdoor use, you should look for a shady spot for optimal conditions.

The inbuilt IPS panel of our review device remains viewing-angle stable even when viewed from an extremely wide angles. The brightness remains unchanged and the colors do not become distorted either. 

MSI GE66 12UHS: the display in direct light
MSI GE66 12UHS: the display in direct light
True colors even at extreme viewing angles thanks to IPS
True colors even at extreme viewing angles thanks to IPS

Performance: Clever liquid metal cooling solution for the MSI GE66 12UHS

The MSI GE66 12UHS is available in various configurations. So you can purchase the system with an Intel Core i7 12700H instead of the Intel Core i9 12900HK. Regarding the GPU configuration, the system is either available with the RTX 3080 with 8 GB VRAM and 150 watts of TDP (Total Dynamic Power) or with the RTX 3080 Ti, which is equipped with 16 GB VRAM and also has TDP of 150 watts. Both configurations use either 16 GB of DDR5 RAM at 4,800 MHz or 32 GB of DDR5 RAM at the same clock rate, each running in dual-channel mode. SSDs are installed in either the 1 TB or 2 TB size.

Our review device is the top-end version with the Intel Core i9 12900HK, the RTX 3080 Ti and 32 GB DDR5 RAM, rounded off by a 2 TB SSD.

CPU-Z CPU
CPU-Z CPU
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z SPD
CPU-Z SPD
CPU-Z Graphics
CPU-Z Graphics
GPU-Z Intel
GPU-Z Intel
GPU-Z NVIDIA RTX
GPU-Z NVIDIA RTX
HWiNFO
HWiNFO

Test Conditions

For optimal benchmark results, we set our laptop to "Extreme Performance" mode via the MSI Center (otherwise set to "Smart Auto" as the default setting). Many important system settings can be adjusted via the platform (no account creation necessary). These include the fan profiles as well as general settings and other features such as "Live Update" for finding the latest system drivers. Unfortunately, not all drivers can be installed automatically and some have to be installed manually. We also liked the option of running the GPU either in "Discrete Graphics Mode" (RTX 3080 Ti only) or in "MSHybrid Graphics Mode" (Advanced-Optimus) to not only save battery life but also to be able to use the Thunderbolt 4 video output, since this is disabled in "Discrete Graphics Mode". A system restart is necessary in each case. 

Several shortcomings were observed in the form of occasionally long waiting times during the start up of MSI Center, which also frequently crashed for no apparent reason, and the constant freezing of the "Hardware Monitoring" tool in our review device.

MSI Center General Settings
MSI Center General Settings
MSI Center General Settings
MSI Center General Settings
MSI-Center Hardware Monitoring
MSI-Center Hardware Monitoring
MSI Center features: overview
MSI Center features: overview

Processor

In order keep the powerful processor cool, MSI has installed a "Phase-Change Liquid Metal Pad", which remains solid up to 58 degrees Celsius and liquefies when this temperature is exceeded.
In order keep the powerful processor cool, MSI has installed a "Phase-Change Liquid Metal Pad", which remains solid up to 58 degrees Celsius and liquefies when this temperature is exceeded.

Our review device uses an Intel Core i9 12900HK, one of the strongest mobile CPUs from Intel alongside the soon-to-be released Intel Core i9 12950HX. The Intel Core i9 12900HK has 14 cores (20 threads), 6 performance and 8 efficiency cores, which offer a Turbo Boost of up to 5 GHz and 24 MB L3 cache.

In the Cinebench R23 benchmark with automatic fan control as well as the "Extreme Performance" profile, the CPU briefly consumes 86 watts before being thermally throttled. The maximum score in this scenario is 16,236 points in the multi-core benchmark. This score drops to 12,729 points in battery mode under the same conditions. If you leave performance and fan control to the AI (artificial intelligence) in "Smart Auto Mode", the score increases only marginally to 16,533 points and the CPU briefly consumes 90 watts instead of 86 watts. If you change the fan mode to "Cooler Boost" in the "Extreme Performance" profile, you reach almost 17,000 points and a peak load of 92 watts, but you have to put up with considerably higher levels of noise.

MSI equips the installed processor with a "Phase-Change Liquid Metal Pad", whose function is to act as a heat conduction pad in solid form until it melts at 58 degrees Celsius and turns into liquid metal, which is then supposed to significantly improve thermal conductivity at high temperatures.

Our test results: Even with liquid metal, the 15-incher does not fully exhaust the potential of its Intel Core i9 12900HK and is even beaten by the Intel Core i7 12700H of certain comparison devices. The big brother of the MSI GE66 12UHS, the GE76 12UHS, also manages "only" 2,722 points in our Cinebench R15 multi sustained load test with the same CPU. The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 and the Schenker Neo 15, both with 12700H processors, outperform both the GE66 and the larger MSI GE76 12UHS. Compared to the predecessor with the Intel Core i9 10980HK, our review device nevertheless manages a remarkable performance increase of over 50%.

Cinebench R15 Multi Sustained Load

01503004506007509001050120013501500165018001950210022502400255027002850Tooltip
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS Intel Core i9-12900HK: Ø2467 (2423.65-2668.98)
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS Intel Core i9-10980HK: Ø1610 (1581.15-1708.45)
Razer Blade 15 2022 Intel Core i7-12800H: Ø2081 (2061.43-2178.41)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti) Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2766 (2740.48-2824.46)
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2829 (2783-2902.76)
CPU Performance Rating - Percent
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
82.7 pt ∼83%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
81.8 pt ∼82%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
80.6 pt ∼81%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
 
72.7 pt ∼73%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
71.9 pt ∼72%
Average of class Gaming
 
58.9 pt ∼59%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS -2!
Intel Core i9-10980HK
50.4 pt ∼50%
Cinebench R23
Multi Core
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
19250 Points ∼100% +16%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
18452 Points ∼96% +12%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
16530 Points ∼86%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (4796 - 19282, n=10)
16361 Points ∼85% -1%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
14893 (13078min - 14893.1max) Points ∼77% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 23482, n=193, last 2 years)
12747 Points ∼66% -23%
Single Core
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1855 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1819 Points ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
1796 Points ∼97% -3%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
1782 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (819 - 1940, n=10)
1703 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 1936, n=192, last 2 years)
1522 Points ∼82% -18%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
7382 Points ∼100% +18%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
6988 Points ∼95% +11%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
6271 Points ∼85%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (1828 - 7366, n=10)
6231 Points ∼84% -1%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
5731 Points ∼78% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 9042, n=233, last 2 years)
4671 Points ∼63% -26%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3843 Points ∼52% -39%
CPU (Single Core)
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
717 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
696 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
696 Points ∼97% -3%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
690 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (316 - 739, n=10)
644 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 745, n=233, last 2 years)
572 Points ∼80% -20%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
476 Points ∼66% -34%
Cinebench R15
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
2903 (2783min - 2902.76max) Points ∼100% +9%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
2824 (2740.48min - 2824.46max) Points ∼97% +6%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
2669 (2423.65min - 2668.98max) Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (965 - 2944, n=10)
2467 Points ∼85% -8%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
2178 (2061.43min - 2178.41max) Points ∼75% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 3652, n=238, last 2 years)
1971 Points ∼68% -26%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1708 (1581.15min - 1708.45max) Points ∼59% -36%
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
267 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
263 Points ∼99% -1%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
261 Points ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
258 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (119 - 279, n=10)
244 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 282, n=228, last 2 years)
228 Points ∼85% -15%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
206 Points ∼77% -23%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1259, n=235, last 2 years)
285 Seconds * ∼100% -45%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
278 Seconds * ∼98% -42%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
226 Seconds * ∼79% -15%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (172.5 - 483, n=9)
216 Seconds * ∼76% -10%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
195.9 Seconds * ∼69%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
177 Seconds * ∼62% +10%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
171 Seconds * ∼60% +13%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
73067 MIPS ∼100% +6%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
70903 MIPS ∼97% +3%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
69083 MIPS ∼95%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (25736 - 75564, n=10)
65276 MIPS ∼89% -6%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
61936 MIPS ∼85% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 88128, n=232, last 2 years)
51867 MIPS ∼71% -25%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
46976 MIPS ∼64% -32%
7z b 4 -mmt1
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
5981 MIPS ∼100%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
5835 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
5775 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
5726 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 6582, n=232, last 2 years)
5474 MIPS ∼92% -8%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (2898 - 6186, n=10)
5471 MIPS ∼91% -9%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5463 MIPS ∼91% -9%
Geekbench 5.4
Multi-Core
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
13745 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
13722 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
12981 Points ∼94% -5%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
12434 Points ∼90% -9%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (5869 - 14294, n=10)
12053 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 16925, n=227, last 2 years)
8967 Points ∼65% -35%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
8104 Points ∼59% -41%
Single-Core
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1861 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
1784 Points ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
1758 Points ∼94% -6%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1746 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (843 - 1918, n=10)
1679 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 1949, n=227, last 2 years)
1498 Points ∼80% -20%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1352 Points ∼73% -27%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
21.4 fps ∼100% +16%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
20.9 fps ∼98% +14%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
18.4 fps ∼86%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (5.33 - 21.6, n=10)
18 fps ∼84% -2%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
17.2 fps ∼80% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 26.6, n=235, last 2 years)
14.5 fps ∼68% -21%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
13 fps ∼61% -29%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
53.4 s * ∼100% -47%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 332, n=230, last 2 years)
52.3 s * ∼98% -44%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
51.5 s * ∼96% -42%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (34.8 - 89.1, n=10)
46.1 s * ∼86% -27%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
42.9 s * ∼80% -18%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
42.1 s * ∼79% -16%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
36.3 s * ∼68%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.564 sec * ∼100% -28%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.412 - 4.47, n=231, last 2 years)
0.554 sec * ∼98% -26%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (0.4155 - 0.994, n=10)
0.509 sec * ∼90% -16%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
0.4715 sec * ∼84% -7%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4553 sec * ∼81% -4%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4495 sec * ∼80% -2%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
0.4392 sec * ∼78%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2669 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
248 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
267 Points
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Performance Rating
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
87.7 pt ∼88%
Average of class Gaming
 
86.5 pt ∼87%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
85.2 pt ∼85%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
83.2 pt ∼83%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
81.3 pt ∼81%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
 
78.1 pt ∼78%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
73.2 pt ∼73%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
12479 KRay/s ∼100% +46%
Average of class Gaming
  (2585 - 22183, n=189, last 2 years)
11727 KRay/s ∼94% +37%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9576 KRay/s ∼77% +12%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9537 KRay/s ∼76% +12%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
8538 KRay/s ∼68%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (2677 - 9759, n=10)
8167 KRay/s ∼65% -4%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
7671 KRay/s ∼61% -10%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Average of class Gaming
  (12439 - 117712, n=189, last 2 years)
63045 Points ∼100% +63%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
61078 Points ∼97% +58%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
41732 Points ∼66% +8%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
41712 Points ∼66% +8%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
38656 Points ∼61%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (12762 - 43695, n=10)
37339 Points ∼59% -3%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
36695 Points ∼58% -5%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3442 MB/s ∼100% +15%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3343 MB/s ∼97% +12%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2992 MB/s ∼87%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 5123, n=189, last 2 years)
2972 MB/s ∼86% -1%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (841 - 3504, n=10)
2884 MB/s ∼84% -4%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
2840 MB/s ∼83% -5%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2681 MB/s ∼78% -10%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
105314 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
99671 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (60202 - 107161, n=10)
99249 Points ∼94% -6%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
97871 Points ∼93% -7%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
93558 Points ∼89% -11%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
93492 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 132615, n=189, last 2 years)
90809 Points ∼86% -14%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
10338 Points ∼100% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 17639, n=189, last 2 years)
10025 Points ∼97% +4%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9928 Points ∼96% +3%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9928 Points ∼96% +3%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9652 Points ∼93%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9205 Points ∼89% -5%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (3225 - 10402, n=10)
9156 Points ∼89% -5%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Average of class Gaming
  (7135 - 64776, n=189, last 2 years)
34377 Points ∼100% +49%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
31109 Points ∼90% +35%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
27081 Points ∼79% +17%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
26824 Points ∼78% +16%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
23070 Points ∼67%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (7417 - 27285, n=10)
22755 Points ∼66% -1%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
21312 Points ∼62% -8%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
102398 MB/s ∼100% +8%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
95126 MB/s ∼93%
Average of class Gaming
  (11368 - 183146, n=189, last 2 years)
84926 MB/s ∼83% -11%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (32382 - 106367, n=10)
77267 MB/s ∼75% -19%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
67282 MB/s ∼66% -29%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
55775 MB/s ∼54% -41%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
39085 MB/s ∼38% -59%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1158 MB/s ∼100% +10%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
1156 MB/s ∼100% +9%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
1056 MB/s ∼91%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (314 - 1209, n=10)
1006 MB/s ∼87% -5%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
928 MB/s ∼80% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 1408, n=210, last 2 years)
727 MB/s ∼63% -31%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
712 MB/s ∼61% -33%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
6900 KRay/s ∼100% +40%
Average of class Gaming
  (1437 - 11913, n=189, last 2 years)
6374 KRay/s ∼92% +29%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
5742 KRay/s ∼83% +17%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
5597 KRay/s ∼81% +14%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
4924 KRay/s ∼71%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (1501 - 5748, n=10)
4767 KRay/s ∼69% -3%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
4173 KRay/s ∼60% -15%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
40992 MPixel/s ∼100% +1%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
40648 MPixel/s ∼99%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
40524 MPixel/s ∼99% 0%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (24991 - 40648, n=10)
37758 MPixel/s ∼92% -7%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
33458 MPixel/s ∼82% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (8341 - 47710, n=189, last 2 years)
25801 MPixel/s ∼63% -37%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
22547 MPixel/s ∼55% -45%

System Performance

As expected, system performance turns out to be high. Our MSI GE66 12UHS wipes the floor with the competition and displays excellent performance in all tested categories.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10 / Score
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8178 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (7149 - 8186, n=5)
7867 Points ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade 15 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7706 Points ∼94% -6%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7555 Points ∼92% -8%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
7240 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (4077 - 8426, n=188, last 2 years)
6702 Points ∼82% -18%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6053 Points ∼74% -26%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11078 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9870 - 11205, n=5)
10757 Points ∼97% -3%
Razer Blade 15 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
10708 Points ∼97% -3%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
10070 Points ∼91% -9%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10004 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11205, n=187, last 2 years)
9940 Points ∼90% -10%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9813 Points ∼89% -11%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10422 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9173 - 10422, n=5)
9978 Points ∼96% -4%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9875 Points ∼95% -5%
Razer Blade 15 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
9581 Points ∼92% -8%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
8944 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (6161 - 10785, n=187, last 2 years)
8903 Points ∼85% -15%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
7641 Points ∼73% -27%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
12857 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (10951 - 13098, n=5)
12318 Points ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade 15 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
12104 Points ∼94% -6%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11849 Points ∼92% -8%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
11434 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 13707, n=187, last 2 years)
9340 Points ∼73% -27%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8029 Points ∼62% -38%
CrossMark / Overall
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1955 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (974 - 2170, n=45, last 2 years)
1795 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (970 - 2138, n=5)
1770 Points ∼91%
CrossMark / Productivity
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1869 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (907 - 2062, n=45, last 2 years)
1734 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (921 - 2038, n=5)
1677 Points ∼90%
CrossMark / Creativity
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2050 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1007 - 2210, n=5)
1892 Points ∼92%
Average of class Gaming
  (1027 - 2366, n=45, last 2 years)
1892 Points ∼92%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1940 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1012 - 2234, n=5)
1722 Points ∼89%
Average of class Gaming
  (1029 - 2230, n=45, last 2 years)
1715 Points ∼88%
PCMark 10 Score
8178 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65103 MB/s ∼100% +3%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
62959 MB/s ∼97%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
62522 MB/s ∼96% -1%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (53861 - 62959, n=10)
61185 MB/s ∼94% -3%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
51726 MB/s ∼79% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (18074 - 77803, n=189, last 2 years)
44969 MB/s ∼69% -29%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
38498 MB/s ∼59% -39%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
66798 MB/s ∼100%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
66265 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65933 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (57237 - 66989, n=10)
64617 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
59324 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (20318 - 76185, n=189, last 2 years)
48557 MB/s ∼73% -27%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
44246 MB/s ∼66% -34%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
66074 MB/s ∼100% +2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65495 MB/s ∼99% +1%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65001 MB/s ∼98%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (54443 - 65268, n=10)
62713 MB/s ∼95% -4%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
58630 MB/s ∼89% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (15975 - 68782, n=189, last 2 years)
46507 MB/s ∼70% -28%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
46027 MB/s ∼70% -29%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
96.9 ns * ∼100% -3%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
93.7 ns * ∼97%
Average of class Gaming
  (88.8 - 122, n=212, last 2 years)
62.3 ns * ∼64% +34%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (98.4 - 109, n=10)
57.5 (98.4min - 109max) ns * ∼59% +39%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
55.2 ns * ∼57% +41%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

Testing of the DPC latencies reveals that our review device is not suitable for real-time video processing with the current drivers and system software. Latency issues were detected in both YouTube 4K video and real-time audio processing.

Latency monitor
Latency monitor
Latency monitor drivers
Latency monitor drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5785 μs * ∼100%
Razer Blade 15 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1364 μs * ∼24% +76%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
935 μs * ∼16% +84%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
808 μs * ∼14% +86%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
748 μs * ∼13% +87%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The 2 TB SSD (designation PM9A1, OEM counterpart to the Samsung Evo 980 Pro) installed in our system delivers very good performance and is only beaten by the 1 TB version of the same SSD, which is also installed in Lenovo's Legion 5 Pro 16 G7. However, our diskspeed benchmark showed a massive drop in performance that persisted over the entire test period. We also observed the same problem in our review of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW, equipped with the same SSD. MSI has been informed about the issue.

Two reasons for the poor values: the main reason is a problem with the firmware that cannot be solved automatically via Windows or via the MSI support page. For the outdated firmware (version: GXB7401Q), there is now a fix with which you can update to the current version (GXB7601Q) via the command prompt. Unfortunately, the driver cannot be installed via the device manager. Further research revealed that this is a well-known problem of the Samsung PM9A1 in the 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB formats. 

The second cause for the SDD performance drop during longer sustained loads is due to its passive cooling. This cannot be cooled sufficiently even in "Cooler Boost Mode", so the Samsung Elpis S4LV003 controller, which is the heart of the SSD, begins to throttle from 74 degrees Celsius. Experienced users who are confident enough to open their device may be able to remedy the issue by placing a good thermal pad for SSDs underneath the passive cooling plate.

In the following series of images, we show you how to install the update without loss of data. The firmware can be downloaded here (source: Reddit). Caution: Flashing of the firmware is done at your own risk.

Diskspeed loop benchmark before the update.
Diskspeed loop benchmark after the update.
Step 1: Check if your Samung PM9A1 firmware is out of date via Crystal Disk Info.
Step 2: Download the firmware and select the correct firmware to unpack based on your SSD size.
Step 3: Extract the contents of the "update" folder directly to the C drive.
Step 4: The files are now located directly on the C drive to ensure easier flashing
Step 5: Start the command prompt as administrator and enter the command: CD C:/ to navigate to the required files and confirm with Enter.
Step 6: Enter the command: SSDManager.exe and confirm with Enter.
Step 7: The program should launch as shown in the image.
Step 8: In the command prompt, check whether the DiskPath number is 0: If not, the Flash.CMD file must be adjusted using the text editor (see the instructions in the image).
Step 9: If the DiskPath number is now correct, enter the command LIST and confirm with Enter.
Step 10: Type in the command FLASH and confirm with Enter.
Step 11: Confirm the flash process with 'Yes' and tap on Enter. After flashing, 'Success' should appear twice. Restart the PC.
Step 12: After the firmware update and reboot, open Crystal Disk Info and you should now be able to see the new firmware.
 
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 4032.16 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3980.93 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 960.46 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 713.07 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 91.87 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 279.15 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 4986.1 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 6678.59 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
95.4 pt ∼95%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
90.7 pt ∼91%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
 
82.8 pt ∼83%
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
81 pt ∼81%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
70.4 pt ∼70%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
55.9 pt ∼56%
Average of class Gaming
 
54.2 pt ∼54%
DiskSpd
seq read
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4486 (4475.68min - 4485.6max) MB/s ∼100% +18%
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4119 (4098.66min - 4118.81max) MB/s ∼92% +8%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3813 (3795.59min - 3813.38max) MB/s ∼85%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (2376 - 4645, n=15)
3677 MB/s ∼82% -4%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
3225 (3206.01min - 3225.21max) MB/s ∼72% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (170 - 5544, n=182, last 2 years)
2530 MB/s ∼56% -34%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2333 (2329.26min - 2333.08max) MB/s ∼52% -39%
seq write
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4368 (4353.59min - 4368.3max) MB/s ∼100% +14%
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4167 (4120.63min - 4166.62max) MB/s ∼95% +9%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (2461 - 4574, n=15)
3852 MB/s ∼88% 0%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3838 (3792.07min - 3837.66max) MB/s ∼88%
Average of class Gaming
  (174 - 7889, n=181, last 2 years)
2747 MB/s ∼63% -28%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
2661 (2641.11min - 2661max) MB/s ∼61% -31%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2296 (2010.29min - 2296.19max) MB/s ∼53% -40%
seq q8 t1 read
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
6921 (6631.14min - 6921.02max) MB/s ∼100% +29%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6637 (6082.37min - 6637.28max) MB/s ∼96% +24%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (3471 - 7090, n=15)
6399 MB/s ∼92% +19%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5358 (3289.72min - 5358.22max) MB/s ∼77%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
4536 (4257.18min - 4536.14max) MB/s ∼66% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 13195, n=182, last 2 years)
4214 MB/s ∼61% -21%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
3403 (3187.38min - 3402.84max) MB/s ∼49% -36%
seq q8 t1 write
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4951 (4919.31min - 4950.75max) MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4940 (4909.85min - 4939.63max) MB/s ∼100% 0%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (3537 - 5263, n=15)
4885 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4740 (4542.15min - 4740.19max) MB/s ∼96% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (86.2 - 10203, n=182, last 2 years)
3304 MB/s ∼67% -33%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
3052 (3015.29min - 3052.4max) MB/s ∼62% -38%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
2665 (2644.09min - 2664.64max) MB/s ∼54% -46%
4k q1 t1 read
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
97.4 (97.34min - 97.43max) MB/s ∼100% +10%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
89.7 (89.47min - 89.72max) MB/s ∼92% +2%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
88.3 (86.45min - 88.29max) MB/s ∼91%
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
79.6 (78.85min - 79.63max) MB/s ∼82% -10%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (56.2 - 91.2, n=15)
79 MB/s ∼81% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.53 - 97.4, n=182, last 2 years)
58.9 MB/s ∼60% -33%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
51.6 (51.46min - 51.58max) MB/s ∼53% -42%
4k q1 t1 write
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
274 (272.01min - 273.96max) MB/s ∼100% 0%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
273 (271.29min - 273.19max) MB/s ∼100%
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
256 (23.49min - 256.28max) MB/s ∼93% -6%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (134 - 295, n=15)
235 MB/s ∼86% -14%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
223 (222.49min - 223.25max) MB/s ∼81% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.79 - 421, n=181, last 2 years)
180.9 MB/s ∼66% -34%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
160 (159.46min - 159.7max) MB/s ∼58% -41%
4k q32 t16 read
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4158 (4151.05min - 4157.8max) MB/s ∼100% +2%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4068 (4061.36min - 4067.74max) MB/s ∼98%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (756 - 4075, n=15)
3550 MB/s ∼85% -13%
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3184 (3180.75min - 3183.86max) MB/s ∼77% -22%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
2272 (2266.88min - 2271.97max) MB/s ∼55% -44%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2267 (2262.76min - 2267.13max) MB/s ∼55% -44%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.1 - 4309, n=181, last 2 years)
1956 MB/s ∼47% -52%
4k q32 t16 write
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3544 (3518.93min - 3543.6max) MB/s ∼100% +2%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3478 (3426.38min - 3478.07max) MB/s ∼98%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (422 - 3531, n=15)
2682 MB/s ∼76% -23%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
2613 (2594.87min - 2613.35max) MB/s ∼74% -25%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2248 (1804.11min - 2248.38max) MB/s ∼63% -35%
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2141 (2137.08min - 2141.26max) MB/s ∼60% -38%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.15 - 4249, n=181, last 2 years)
1889 MB/s ∼53% -46%
AS SSD
Score Total
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9094 Points ∼100% +2%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8959 Points ∼99%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (5229 - 9031, n=15)
7986 Points ∼88% -11%
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7659 Points ∼84% -15%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
6267 Points ∼69% -30%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5673 Points ∼62% -37%
Average of class Gaming
  (910 - 9279, n=173, last 2 years)
5557 Points ∼61% -38%
Score Read
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3431 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3380 Points ∼99% +1%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3341 Points ∼97%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (1648 - 3399, n=15)
3011 Points ∼88% -10%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
2462 Points ∼72% -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (389 - 3629, n=173, last 2 years)
2082 Points ∼61% -38%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2055 Points ∼60% -38%
Score Write
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4043 Points ∼100% +2%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3977 Points ∼98%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (1081 - 3999, n=15)
3507 Points ∼87% -12%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
2661 Points ∼66% -33%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2586 Points ∼64% -35%
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2563 Points ∼63% -36%
Average of class Gaming
  (335 - 4414, n=173, last 2 years)
2436 Points ∼60% -39%
Seq Read
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
5750 MB/s ∼100% +13%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5098.97 MB/s ∼89%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (2591 - 5615, n=15)
5098 MB/s ∼89% 0%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5036 MB/s ∼88% -1%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 250GB MZ-V8P250BW
5022 MB/s ∼87% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (252 - 9681, n=173, last 2 years)
3471 MB/s ∼60% -32%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2979 MB/s ∼52% -42%
Seq Write
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4073 MB/s ∼100% +11%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3784 MB/s ∼93% +3%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3667.77 MB/s ∼90%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (1900 - 4434, n=15)
3610 MB/s ∼89%