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MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS in review: 4K gaming notebook with top performance

Powerhouse. With a Core i9-12900HX and a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, the MSI laptop offers enough performance for 4K gaming, video editing, and rendering. In fact, it often reaches the best benchmark results we have seen from this GPU so far.

The MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS is aimed at gamers and creative users. Thus, our configuration is equipped with the latest and most powerful hardware: Core i9-12900HX CPU, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, 64 GB of RAM, and a 4K screen (17.3-inch). Our model costs about 5,200 USD. With the MSI Raider GE66 12UHS, we just recently reviewed the 15.6-inch version. The competition consists of similarly powerful (and expensive) laptops such as the Alienware x17 R2 P48E, Medion Erazer Beast X30, and the Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022).

MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Processor
Intel Core i9-12900HX 16 x 1.7 - 5 GHz, 150 W PL2 / Short Burst, 110 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU - 16 GB VRAM, Core: 1590 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, 175 W TDP, GDDR6, 31.0.15.1659, Optimus
Memory
64 GB 
, DDR4-4800, dual-channel mode, two memory slots (both in use)
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 255 PPI, AU Optronics B173ZAN06.1, IPS, glossy: no, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM670 (Alder Lake-S PCH)
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB, 2048 GB 
, 1882 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 0 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined headset port, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, TPM 2.0
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): 25.9 x 397 x 284 ( = 1.02 x 15.63 x 11.18 in)
Battery
99.99 Wh, 6578 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: FHD
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers, 2 subwoofers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Microsoft 365 (Trial), Norton Security (Trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.084 kg ( = 108.79 oz / 6.8 pounds), Power Supply: 1.264 kg ( = 44.59 oz / 2.79 pounds)
Price
5200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.8 %
07/2022
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3.1 kg25.9 mm17.30"3840x2160
89.9 %
07/2022
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.8 kg19.9 mm17.30"3840x2160
89.2 %
05/2022
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3.1 kg20.9 mm17.30"1920x1080
86.7 %
05/2022
Medion Erazer Beast X30
i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.2 kg23 mm17.30"2560x1440

Case - GE77 with a subtle metal chassis

The components of the Raider occupy a metal chassis with matte-black, smooth surfaces. There is a user-facing LED strip that can be switched off on the base unit, which allows for colorful light effects on the case that otherwise lacks colorful accents. Thus, nothing precludes users from using the device in professional settings. The MSI laptop's appearance is further enhanced by the fairly thin bezels. The internal battery (screwed-in, not glued) as well as the remainder of the hardware are all accessible after removing the bottom plate.

We did not notice any manufacturing flaws on the 17.3-inch device. The clearances are even and there are no excess material protrusions. The base unit is very resistant to twisting from the corners, while the lid can be twisted slightly. Both fall within the normal ranges. The hinges hold the lid firmly in place, but they allow for some teetering. The lid can be opened up to a maximum angle of around 140 degrees. It can also be opened with one hand.

Within our comparison, the MSI laptop and the Alienware x17 R2 are the heaviest devices. In terms of the dimensions, the GE77 falls into the average range - not as compact as the Blade and the X30, but significantly more compact than the x17.

Size Comparison

397 mm / 15.6 inch 284 mm / 11.2 inch 25.9 mm / 1.02 inch 3.1 kg6.8 lbs399.23 mm / 15.7 inch 299.57 mm / 11.8 inch 20.9 mm / 0.823 inch 3.1 kg6.84 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.2 kg4.94 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.8 kg6.12 lbs

Connectivity - MSI system with Thunderbolt 4

The GE77 comes with three USB-A ports (1x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1) and two USB-C ports (1x Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2). The latter support DisplayPort via USB-C, but not Power Delivery. In total, the system has three video outputs (2x DP, 1x HDMI). Furthermore, there is a combined audio jack, a 2.5-Gb/s Ethernet port, and a cable lock port.

There are ports on three sides of the case. Two video outputs, the Ethernet port and the AC adapter port are on the back of the case. This simplifies cable management by making cables less likely to get in the way.

Left: Cable lock port, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-A), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-C; DisplayPort), combined audio port
Left: Cable lock port, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-A), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-C; DisplayPort), combined audio port
Right: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A), Card reader (SD), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A)
Right: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A), Card reader (SD), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A)
Back: Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C; DisplayPort), 2.5 Gb/s Ethernet, HDMI, AC adapter
Back: Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C; DisplayPort), 2.5 Gb/s Ethernet, HDMI, AC adapter

SD Card Reader

The SD card reader (reference card: AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60) is average at best with transfer rates of 60 MB/s (transferring 250 jpg images, around 5 MB each). In this regard, its Alienware and Razer competitors fare much better.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK (AV Pro V60)
182.9 MB/s ∼100% +205%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
152 MB/s ∼83% +153%
Average of class Gaming
  (18.5 - 222, n=85, last 2 years)
115.7 MB/s ∼63% +93%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
66 MB/s ∼36% +10%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
60 MB/s ∼33%

Communication

We recorded excellent Wi-Fi transfer rates under optimal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices in proximity, low distance between the laptop and server) and exhaust the capabilities of the Wi-Fi chips (Killer AX1675i = Intel AX211; 802.11 ax).

There is also an Ethernet chip (Killer E3100G, 2.5 Gb/s) for wired communications.

Networking - iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1715 (1595min - 1747max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
  (1461 - 1723, n=5)
1656 MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (1260 - 1857, n=11, last 2 years)
1631 MBit/s ∼95% -5%
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MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1714 (1595-1747)
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022 Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1642 (864-1737)
Medion Erazer Beast X30 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1721 (1500-1744)
Alienware x17 R2 P48E Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW); iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1398 (1332-1446)
Medion Erazer Beast X30 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1503 (1451-1558)
Alienware x17 R2 P48E Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW); iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1209 (896-1302)

Webcam

The webcam captures images at a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. The color accuracy is lackluster. The colors deviate from their ideal values. There is no mechanical webcam cover.

ColorChecker
6.9 ∆E
10 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
14 ∆E
12 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
8 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS: 8.63 ∆E min: 1.92 - max: 15.36 ∆E

Accessories

The laptop comes with the usual documents (quick start guide, warranty information).

Maintenance

Maintenance and upgrades can be performed without any hassle. After loosening all the screws on the bottom, the bottom plate can be removed fairly easily - an object with a sharp edge may be helpful here. Then, users have access to the SSD (PCIe4, M.2-2280), the secondary SSD slot (PCIe4, M.2-2280), the Wi-Fi module, the battery, the RAM (hidden underneath an additional, tightly attached cover), the speakers, and the fans.

Hardware Raider GE77
Hardware Raider GE77

Warranty

MSI offers a standard one-year limited warranty. Warranty extensions to two and three years cost 80 USD and 140 USD, respectively.

Input Devices - Keyboard with an RGB backlight

Keyboard

The flat, slightly roughened keys of the backlit chiclet keyboard offer moderate travel and a distinct actuation point. The keyboard feedback is decent. While typing, the keyboard barely yields. As per MSI's usual design, the "Fn" key is not located where one would expect it to be from other laptops. The keyboard backlight has three brightness settings, which can be controlled via two function keys. Overall, MSI delivers with a keyboard that is suitable for day-to-day use.

Touchpad

The smooth surface of the multi-touch enabled ClickPad (approx. 10.5 x 6.5 cm or 4.13 x 2.56 in) has good gliding properties. The pad responds well all the way into the corners. It offers short travel and a distinct actuation point.

Input devices Raider GE77 HX
Input devices Raider GE77 HX

Display - IPS panel

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

While the brightness (371.2 nits) of the matte 17.3-inch display (3840 x 2160 pixels) exceeds the desired minimum (> 300 nits), the contrast is lackluster (733:1) - we expect more from a laptop that costs 5,200 Euros. For reference, we consider values of 1000:1 and higher good. The 120-Hz panel comes with short response times. We also did not detect any PWM flickering.

398
cd/m²
363
cd/m²
363
cd/m²
399
cd/m²
381
cd/m²
352
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B173ZAN06.1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 399 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 371.2 cd/m² Minimum: 8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 381 cd/m²
Contrast: 733:1 (Black: 0.52 cd/m²), calibrated: 2.5385.8% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.8% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
96.6% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
AU Optronics B173ZAN06.1, IPS, 3840x2160, 17.30
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
AU Optronics B173ZAN06.9, IPS, 3840x2160, 17.30
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
AU Optronics B173HAN, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Medion Erazer Beast X30
BOE CQ NE173QHM-NZ3, IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
Display
2%
-8%
-17%
Display P3 Coverage
96.6
99.4
3%
79.2
-18%
67.7
-30%
sRGB Coverage
99.8
100
0%
99.8
0%
97.6
-2%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
85.8
87.3
2%
79.6
-7%
69.2
-19%
Response Times
-15%
-89%
-102%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
5.8 ?(1.6, 4.2)
7.5 ?(2.1, 5.4)
-29%
12.4 ?(6.4, 6)
-114%
14.7 ?(7, 7.7)
-153%
Response Time Black / White *
5.6 ?(1.9, 3.7)
5.6 ?(1.6, 4)
-0%
9.2 ?(5.2, 4)
-64%
8.4 ?(3.2, 5.2)
-50%
PWM Frequency
Screen
35%
31%
24%
Brightness middle
381
503
32%
365.4
-4%
377
-1%
Brightness
371
486
31%
344
-7%
352
-5%
Brightness Distribution
84
84
0%
85
1%
86
2%
Black Level *
0.52
0.44
15%
0.29
44%
0.32
38%
Contrast
733
1143
56%
1260
72%
1178
61%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.53
0.6
76%
0.51
80%
1.3
49%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.08
3.17
2.91
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.54
7.69
6.78
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.3
5.3
3.4
Gamma
2.151 102%
2.18 101%
2.109 104%
CCT
6541 99%
5879 111%
7273 89%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
7% / 17%
-22% / -2%
-32% / -10%

* ... smaller is better

The preinstalled MSI True Color software allows users to adjust the colors for a certain color space or use case. We used the preset "Display P3". However: The color accuracy is fairly poor ex-factory - regardless of the preset selection. All colors appear overblown and milky with measurements that are completely off. This cannot be what MSI intended.

We suspect that the True Color software, the preinstalled color profile, and/or the iGPU or its drivers interfere with each other. Why? As soon as the dGPU mode (= the laptop exclusively uses the GeForce GPU) is enabled, the display looks fantastic and the colors become accurate. The difference is immediately noticeable.

MSI True Color
MSI True Color
MSI True Color
MSI True Color

A calibration of the display (Optimus mode) results in significant improvements. The color deviation falls within the desired range (deltaE < 3) and the grayscale appears more even. The screen is able to display the sRGB (100 %) and DCI-P3 (97 %) color spaces entirely, and almost entirely, respectively, as well as 86 % of the AdobeRGB color space.

Note: The linked color profile changes the colors according to our calibration.

CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
MSI Raider GE77 HX vs sRGB
MSI Raider GE77 HX vs sRGB
MSI Raider GE77 HX vs AdobeRGB
MSI Raider GE77 HX vs AdobeRGB
MSI Raider GE77 HX vs P3
MSI Raider GE77 HX vs P3

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
5.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.9 ms rise
↘ 3.7 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 9 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
5.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.6 ms rise
↘ 4.2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 9 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.2 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 19661 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel has good viewing angles and remains readable from any position. Outdoors, the screen content can be read provided the sun does not shine too brightly.

GE77 outdoors
GE77 outdoors
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Ampere and Alder Lake shine

With the Raider GE77 HX 12UHS, MSI has a high-performance 17.3-inch laptop on offer that checks all the boxes for demanding scenarios.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
Nvidia system info
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
 

Test Conditions

Users can manually switch between four power profiles via the preinstalled MSI Center software. When enabling - like we did - the universal, AI based "Smart Auto" function, the MSI Center automatically chooses the profile based on the current scenario. This feature also allows users to create a list of applications, which enable the "Extreme performance" profile when launched.

The profile "Extreme profile" offers various tuning options. It is possible to overclock the GPU and the VRAM, for example. Additionally, users have access to the fan controls. Here, the options are "Auto", "Cooler Boost" (fans run at maximum speeds), and "Advanced" (adjustable fan curves).

Bug, benchmark optimization, or useful feature? Running through our benchmark suite produces somewhat curious results when using the "Silent mode": Launching certain benchmarks causes the MSI Center to automatically switch to the "Extreme performance" profile. This was the case for the Cinebench benchmarks and the AIDA64 benchmarks.

Extreme performance Balanced Silent mode Super battery
Power Limit 1 115 watts 110 watts 30 watts 15 watts
Power Limit 2 180 watts 150 watts 30 watts 15 watts

Processor

The Core i7-12900HX processor (Alder Lake) consists of eight performance cores (Hyper-threading, 2.3 to 5 GHz) and eight efficiency cores (no Hyper-threading, 1.7 to 3.6 GHz). In total, there are 24 logical CPU cores.

The clock speeds remain high throughout the Cinebench R15 Multi benchmark (P cores: 4.4 to 4.5 GHz, E cores: 3.3 to 3.4 GHz) and the single-thread test (P cores: 500 MHz to 5 GHz, E cores: 400 MHz to 3.6 GHz). In battery mode, the single-thread clock rates are similar (P cores: 400 MHz to 4.8 GHz, E cores: 400 MHz to 3.6 GHz), whereas the multi-thread clock speeds (P cores: 1.7 to 2.6 GHz, E cores: 1.4 to 2 GHz) are not.

Multi-thread (mains)
Multi-thread (mains)
Single-thread (mains)
Single-thread (mains)

We determine whether the CPU turbo is permanently active while on mains by running the Cinebench R15 Multi benchmark in a loop. Here, we observe consistently high clock speeds. The profile "Extreme performance" results in a more even performance level.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS Intel Core i9-12900HX: Ø3290 (2874.6-3561.89)
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022 Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø1562 (1542.73-1850.99)
Alienware x17 R2 P48E Intel Core i9-12900HK: Ø2889 (2849.61-2917.79)
Medion Erazer Beast X30 Intel Core i9-12900HK: Ø2761 (2697.24-2854.49)
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS Intel Core i9-12900HX; Extreme Leistung: Ø3331 (3273.32-3562.21)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop.
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop.
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop. (Extreme performance)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop. (Extreme performance)
CPU Performance Rating - Percent
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
85.7 pt ∼86%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
84.5 pt ∼85%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
 
83.9 pt ∼84%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
75.1 pt ∼75%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK
68 pt ∼68%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
58.3 pt ∼58%
Average of class Gaming
 
53.6 pt ∼54%
Cinebench R23
Multi Core
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (Extreme Leistung)
23364 Points ∼100% +1%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
23124 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (18337 - 23482, n=8)
22529 Points ∼96% -3%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK
18935 Points ∼81% -18%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
18870 (18654.1min - 18869.7max) Points ∼81% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 23482, n=204, last 2 years)
12778 Points ∼55% -45%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
10522 Points ∼45% -54%
Single Core
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (1897 - 1936, n=8)
1917 Points ∼100% +1%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
1908 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
1907 Points ∼99%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1905 Points ∼99% 0%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (Extreme Leistung)
1897 Points ∼99% -1%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1659 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 1936, n=203, last 2 years)
1525 Points ∼80% -20%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (Extreme Leistung)
8857 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
8828 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (7037 - 9042, n=8)
8602 Points ∼97% -3%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK
7203 Points ∼81% -18%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
7169 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 9042, n=228, last 2 years)
4789 Points ∼54% -46%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
4069 Points ∼46% -54%
CPU (Single Core)
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
742 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (728 - 745, n=8)
738 Points ∼99% -1%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (Extreme Leistung)
728 Points ∼98% -2%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
727 Points ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
699 Points ∼94% -6%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK
596 Points ∼80% -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 745, n=228, last 2 years)
581 Points ∼78% -22%
Cinebench R15
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
3562 Points ∼100%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (Extreme Leistung)
3562 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (2830 - 3652, n=8)
3493 Points ∼98% -2%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
2918 (2849.61min - 2917.79max) Points ∼82% -18%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK
2854 Points ∼80% -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 3652, n=231, last 2 years)
2024 Points ∼57% -43%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
1851 Points ∼52% -48%
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
280 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (274 - 282, n=8)
278 Points ∼99% -1%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (Extreme Leistung)
276 Points ∼99% -1%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
272 Points ∼97% -3%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
258 Points ∼92% -8%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK
240 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 282, n=222, last 2 years)
231 Points ∼83% -17%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
307 Seconds * ∼100% -104%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1259, n=229, last 2 years)
279 Seconds * ∼91% -85%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK
175.8 Seconds * ∼57% -17%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
173.6 Seconds * ∼57% -15%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (144 - 201, n=8)
154.4 Seconds * ∼50% -3%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
150.5 Seconds * ∼49%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (Extreme Leistung)
148.2 Seconds * ∼48% +2%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (Extreme Leistung)
88128 MIPS ∼100% +2%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
86541 MIPS ∼98%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (69778 - 88128, n=7)
84614 MIPS ∼96% -2%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK
73485 MIPS ∼83% -15%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
69146 MIPS ∼78% -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 88128, n=226, last 2 years)
53015 MIPS ∼60% -39%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
47259 MIPS ∼54% -45%
7z b 4 -mmt1
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
6357 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (6165 - 6358, n=7)
6293 MIPS ∼99% -1%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (Extreme Leistung)
6165 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
5926 MIPS ∼93% -7%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
5803 MIPS ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 6582, n=226, last 2 years)
5514 MIPS ∼87% -13%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK
5257 MIPS ∼83% -17%
Geekbench 5.4
Multi-Core
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (Extreme Leistung)
16925 Points ∼100% +3%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
16448 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (15116 - 16925, n=8)
16247 Points ∼96% -1%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
13717 Points ∼81% -17%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK
12559 Points ∼74% -24%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
9716 Points ∼57% -41%
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 16925, n=220, last 2 years)
9203 Points ∼54% -44%
Single-Core
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
1949 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (1874 - 1949, n=8)
1909 Points ∼98% -2%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (Extreme Leistung)
1899 Points ∼97% -3%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1878 Points ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
1797 Points ∼92% -8%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1596 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 1949, n=220, last 2 years)
1523 Points ∼78% -22%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (Extreme Leistung)
26.6 fps ∼100% +2%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
26 fps ∼98%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (19.6 - 26.6, n=7)
25 fps ∼94% -4%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
21.4 fps ∼80% -18%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK
20.5 fps ∼77% -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 26.6, n=230, last 2 years)
14.8 fps ∼56% -43%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
12.7 fps ∼48% -51%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Gaming
  (33.6 - 332, n=224, last 2 years)
52.2 s * ∼100% -23%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK
49.5 s * ∼95% -17%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
42.4 s * ∼81%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
40.7 s * ∼78% +4%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
39 s * ∼75% +8%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (33.6 - 42.4, n=7)
37.4 s * ∼72% +12%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (Extreme Leistung)
33.6 s * ∼64% +21%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Gaming
  (0.412 - 4.47, n=225, last 2 years)
0.546 sec * ∼100% -29%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK
0.4936 sec * ∼90% -16%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.4463 sec * ∼82% -5%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
0.4323 sec * ∼79% -2%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
0.4239 sec * ∼78%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (Extreme Leistung)
0.4219 sec * ∼77% -0%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (0.4159 - 0.4242, n=7)
0.4211 sec * ∼77% +1%

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Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
64621
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
13665
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
9509
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
41.54 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
178.98 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
3.35 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
280 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
246 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
3562 Points
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Performance Rating
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
99.1 pt ∼99%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
97.6 pt ∼98%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
 
91.5 pt ∼92%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
64.9 pt ∼65%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
62.9 pt ∼63%
Average of class Gaming
 
61.3 pt ∼61%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
42.3 pt ∼42%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000, Extreme Leistung)
21809 KRay/s ∼100% +9%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
20004 KRay/s ∼92%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (11535 - 22183, n=7)
19240 KRay/s ∼88% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2585 - 22183, n=186, last 2 years)
11874 KRay/s ∼54% -41%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
9759 KRay/s ∼45% -51%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
9405 KRay/s ∼43% -53%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
5706 KRay/s ∼26% -71%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
110093 Points ∼100%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000, Extreme Leistung)
108258 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (52916 - 110093, n=7)
96060 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (12439 - 117712, n=186, last 2 years)
64214 Points ∼58% -42%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
43695 Points ∼40% -60%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
42843 Points ∼39% -61%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
28086 Points ∼26% -74%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
5123 MB/s ∼100%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000, Extreme Leistung)
5069 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (3559 - 5123, n=7)
4698 MB/s ∼92% -8%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
3504 MB/s ∼68% -32%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
3354 MB/s ∼65% -35%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 5123, n=186, last 2 years)
3022 MB/s ∼59% -41%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
1933 MB/s ∼38% -62%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
107120 Points ∼100% +5%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
106369 Points ∼99% +4%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (101029 - 104457, n=7)
102903 Points ∼96% +1%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
102056 Points ∼95%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000, Extreme Leistung)
101647 Points ∼95% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 132615, n=186, last 2 years)
91766 Points ∼86% -10%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
83594 Points ∼78% -18%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000, Extreme Leistung)
12981 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
12924 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (10475 - 13062, n=7)
12627 Points ∼97% -2%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
10402 Points ∼80% -20%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
10226 Points ∼79% -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 17639, n=186, last 2 years)
10139 Points ∼78% -22%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
7257 Points ∼56% -44%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000, Extreme Leistung)
53269 Points ∼100% +2%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
52105 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (31779 - 53628, n=7)
47917 Points ∼90% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (7135 - 64776, n=186, last 2 years)
35148 Points ∼66% -33%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
27285 Points ∼51% -48%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
26859 Points ∼50% -48%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
15575 Points ∼29% -70%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
183146 MB/s ∼100%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000, Extreme Leistung)
182151 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (125268 - 183146, n=7)
166223 MB/s ∼91% -9%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
106367 MB/s ∼58% -42%
Average of class Gaming
  (18146 - 183146, n=186, last 2 years)
89206 MB/s ∼49% -51%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
67814 MB/s ∼37% -63%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
41612 MB/s ∼23% -77%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
1393 MB/s ∼100%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000, Extreme Leistung)
1380 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (990 - 1408, n=7)
1336 MB/s ∼96% -4%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
1203 MB/s ∼86% -14%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
1174 MB/s ∼84% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 1408, n=207, last 2 years)
740 MB/s ∼53% -47%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
585 MB/s ∼42% -58%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000, Extreme Leistung)
11862 KRay/s ∼100% +9%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
10864 KRay/s ∼92%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (6663 - 11913, n=7)
10470 KRay/s ∼88% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (1437 - 11913, n=186, last 2 years)
6452 KRay/s ∼54% -41%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
5748 KRay/s ∼48% -47%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
5596 KRay/s ∼47% -48%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
3181 KRay/s ∼27% -71%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
47710 MPixel/s ∼100%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000, Extreme Leistung)
47646 MPixel/s ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (40239 - 47710, n=7)
42604 MPixel/s ∼89% -11%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
40095 MPixel/s ∼84% -16%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
37573 MPixel/s ∼79% -21%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
34534 MPixel/s ∼72% -28%
Average of class Gaming
  (8341 - 47710, n=186, last 2 years)
26292 MPixel/s ∼55% -45%

System Performance

The GE77 is currently one of the fastest laptops on the market. The combination of 24 logical CPU cores and an RTX 3080 Ti GPU with a maximum TGP makes the system fit for any demanding use case - be it video editing, gaming or rendering. The transfer rates of the DDR4-4800 memory are above average. This may stem from the CPU's cache, which is larger on this particular model compared to other Intel processors. Additionally, the system achieves good results in the PCMark benchmarks.

PCMark 10 / Score
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX (dGPU, Extreme Leistung)
8426 Points ∼100% +20%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
8186 Points ∼97% +17%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (6812 - 8636, n=6)
7915 Points ∼94% +13%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7149 Points ∼85% +2%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7139 Points ∼85% +2%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
6993 Points ∼83%
Average of class Gaming
  (4477 - 8636, n=182, last 2 years)
6822 Points ∼81% -2%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
11205 Points ∼100% +15%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX (dGPU, Extreme Leistung)
10981 Points ∼98% +12%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9598 - 11192, n=6)
10636 Points ∼95% +9%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10254 Points ∼92% +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (7334 - 11205, n=181, last 2 years)
10025 Points ∼89% +3%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9870 Points ∼88% +1%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9761 Points ∼87%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX (dGPU, Extreme Leistung)
10785 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9365 - 10932, n=6)
10276 Points ∼95% +6%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
10144 Points ∼94% +5%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9682 Points ∼90%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9173 Points ∼85% -5%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9102 Points ∼84% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (6161 - 10932, n=181, last 2 years)
9003 Points ∼83% -7%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX (dGPU, Extreme Leistung)
13707 Points ∼100% +40%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
13098 Points ∼96% +33%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9543 - 14291, n=6)
12358 Points ∼90% +26%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10951 Points ∼80% +11%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10578 Points ∼77% +8%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9822 Points ∼72%
Average of class Gaming
  (4716 - 14291, n=181, last 2 years)
9631 Points ∼70% -2%
CrossMark / Overall
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2169 Points ∼100%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX (dGPU, Extreme Leistung)
2146 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (2108 - 2170, n=5)
2145 Points ∼99% -1%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1903 Points ∼88% -12%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1792 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (974 - 2170, n=49, last 2 years)
1788 Points ∼82% -18%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1727 Points ∼80% -20%
CrossMark / Productivity
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2047 Points ∼100%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX (dGPU, Extreme Leistung)
2020 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1978 - 2047, n=5)
2015 Points ∼98% -2%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1808 Points ∼88% -12%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1745 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (907 - 2062, n=49, last 2 years)
1728 Points ∼84% -16%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1585 Points ∼77% -23%
CrossMark / Creativity
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2328 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (2288 - 2366, n=5)
2322 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX (dGPU, Extreme Leistung)
2320 Points ∼100% 0%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
2095 Points ∼90% -10%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1985 Points ∼85% -15%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1893 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (1027 - 2366, n=49, last 2 years)
1886 Points ∼81% -19%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2090 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1991 - 2090, n=5)
2042 Points ∼98% -2%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX (dGPU, Extreme Leistung)
2039 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (1029 - 2230, n=49, last 2 years)
1700 Points ∼81% -19%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1666 Points ∼80% -20%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1643 Points ∼79% -21%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1471 Points ∼70% -30%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4209 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
6879 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5259 points
PCMark 10 Score
6993 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
70863 MB/s ∼100%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000, Extreme Leistung)
70730 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (62852 - 70863, n=7)
65526 MB/s ∼92% -8%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
61605 MB/s ∼87% -13%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
60030 MB/s ∼85% -15%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
53861 MB/s ∼76% -24%
Average of class Gaming
  (18074 - 77803, n=186, last 2 years)
45900 MB/s ∼65% -35%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
72930 MB/s ∼100%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000, Extreme Leistung)
71702 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (62140 - 72930, n=7)
67115 MB/s ∼92% -8%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
65865 MB/s ∼90% -10%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
62684 MB/s ∼86% -14%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
57237 MB/s ∼78% -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (20318 - 76185, n=186, last 2 years)
49471 MB/s ∼68% -32%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000, Extreme Leistung)
68782 MB/s ∼100% +2%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
67353 MB/s ∼98%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
65159 MB/s ∼95% -3%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (60001 - 68782, n=7)
62827 MB/s ∼91% -7%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
58004 MB/s ∼84% -14%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
54443 MB/s ∼79% -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (15975 - 68782, n=186, last 2 years)
47320 MB/s ∼69% -30%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
98.4 ns * ∼100% -17%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HX
  (83.9 - 93.4, n=7)
87.9 ns * ∼89% -5%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000, Extreme Leistung)
86.7 ns * ∼88% -3%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
83.9 ns * ∼85%
Average of class Gaming
  (76.2 - 122, n=208, last 2 years)
63.2 ns * ∼64% +25%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

The standardized Latency Monitor test (web browsing, 4K video playback, Prime95 high load) shows somewhat problematic DPC latencies. The system does not appear to be suitable for editing video and audio in real time. Future software updates may improve or exacerbate the situation.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1684.6 μs * ∼100%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1101.9 μs * ∼65% +35%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
879.6 μs * ∼52% +48%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
388.5 μs * ∼23% +77%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

MSI equips the Raider with a 2-TB SSD (PCIe4, M.2-2280) from Samsung with excellent transfer speeds. There is space for a secondary PCIe4 SSD.

Space for two SSDs.
Space for two SSDs.
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7078 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5123 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 972.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 755.2 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 4035 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 3846 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 87.62 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 275.3 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
87 pt ∼87%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
80.2 pt ∼80%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
80 pt ∼80%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
 
77.2 pt ∼77%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
65.5 pt ∼66%
Average of class Gaming
 
53.5 pt ∼54%
DiskSpd
seq read
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
4931 (4875.77min - 4930.83max) MB/s ∼100% +33%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4265 (4201.21min - 4264.91max) MB/s ∼86% +15%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3887 MB/s ∼79% +5%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3713 (3643.38min - 3713.01max) MB/s ∼75%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (2376 - 4645, n=16)
3673 MB/s ∼74% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (170 - 5544, n=178, last 2 years)
2642 MB/s ∼54% -29%
seq write
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
4819 (4728.89min - 4819.25max) MB/s ∼100% +30%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4173 (4063.65min - 4172.96max) MB/s ∼87% +13%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3863 (3808.78min - 3862.78max) MB/s ∼80% +4%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (2461 - 4574, n=16)
3816 MB/s ∼79% +3%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3706 (3661.84min - 3706.09max) MB/s ∼77%
Average of class Gaming
  (174 - 7889, n=177, last 2 years)
2860 MB/s ∼59% -23%
seq q8 t1 read
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
13195 (9412.86min - 13194.8max) MB/s ∼100% +97%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
6695 (6233.69min - 6694.56max) MB/s ∼51%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6661 (6277.2min - 6660.66max) MB/s ∼50% -1%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6643 (6200.62min - 6642.94max) MB/s ∼50% -1%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (3471 - 7090, n=16)
6417 MB/s ∼49% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 13195, n=178, last 2 years)
4416 MB/s ∼33% -34%
seq q8 t1 write
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
8227 (8104.29min - 8226.71max) MB/s ∼100% +66%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4959 (4940min - 4958.51max) MB/s ∼60%
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4951 (4938.35min - 4951.38max) MB/s ∼60% 0%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4939 (4932.28min - 4939.42max) MB/s ∼60% 0%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (3537 - 5263, n=16)
4892 MB/s ∼59% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (86.2 - 10203, n=178, last 2 years)
3449 MB/s ∼42% -30%
4k q1 t1 read
Medion Erazer Beast X30
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
87.3 (86.6min - 87.26max) MB/s ∼100% +5%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
83 (80.56min - 82.99max) MB/s ∼95% 0%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB