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MSI Stealth 17 Studio review: A laptop with a quiet RTX 4080 for almost every occasion

Quiet gaming. The Stealth 17 is reluctant to ascend to the fps throne. It prefers to offer fast video editing, relaxing gaming sessions and brilliant images and tries to find the middle ground between a laptop for creators and gamers. The RTX 4080, an Intel Core i9-13900H as well as a 4K mini-LED display provide an excellent basis for this - if only it weren't for some minor flaws.

The MSI Stealth 17 Studio treads a fine line. By day, it's a comparatively sober work device: flat design, white keyboard backlighting, and hardly audible cooling noise despite extensive hardware resources and bags of power. In the evening, it turns into a potent gaming machine: The key lighting changes to a rainbow effect, the fans kick in and even demanding games almost reach 100fps.

Basically, this all seems logical. A laptop for creators which offers plenty of graphics power for fast, high-level, image and video processing. This power should also be at hand during leisure time. So MSI only had to combine the device's discreet appearance and the slimmest possible design for mobile work with a sufficiently powerful cooling system and a few light effects. Ultimately, a brilliant Mini LED display suits both worlds perfectly. Our review reveals how well it succeeds and how quiet the system is, even when dealing with fast-moving images.

It's not so easy to find competitors, as most laptops are designed for either gaming or content creation. With an Intel Core i9-13900H and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080, it has to be able to compete with an HP Omen 17-ck2097ng or Razer Blade 16. There's also no harm in taking a look at a multimedia laptop from last year's high-end segment such as the Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5.

Additionally, you can find a video about the MSI Stealth 17 Studio on our YouTube channel:

MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014 (Stealth 17 Studio Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13900H 14 x 1.9 - 5.4 GHz, 135 W PL2 / Short Burst, 115 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU - 12 GB VRAM, Core: 1665 MHz, Memory: 2250 MHz, 105 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, Game Ready 531.41, MUX Switch
Memory
64 GB 
, DDR5-5600, Quad-Channel, SK Hynix
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 255 PPI, AUO41A2 B173ZAN06.C, Mini LED, glossy: no, HDR, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-P/U/H PCH - cAVS
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headset, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Killer E3100G 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW) (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21.3 x 399 x 284 ( = 0.84 x 15.71 x 11.18 in)
Battery
99 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p FHD IR Camera for Windows Hello
Primary Camera: 2 MPix Full HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo (2-way system), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MSI Center, SteelSeries GG Client, Nahimic Companion, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3 kg ( = 105.82 oz / 6.61 pounds), Power Supply: 740 g ( = 26.1 oz / 1.63 pounds)
Price
5000 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.2 %
04/2023
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
3 kg21.3 mm17.30"3840x2160
91.2 %
02/2023
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg21.99 mm16.00"2560x1600
88.4 %
04/2023
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
R9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg30.7 mm17.30"2560x1440
86 %
04/2023
Aorus 17X AZF
i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2.9 kg21.8 mm17.30"2560x1440
85.4 %
03/2023
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg27 mm17.30"2560x1440
84.7 %
03/2022
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.3 kg22.4 mm16.00"3840x2400

Case - A sleek, slim MSI Stealth 17

The MSI laptop's black case is largely free of accents with only the manufacturer's logo standing out from the metal display lid due to having a different surface texture. 

The keyboard frame and the base also consist of metal. Additional components such as the side parts, display frame and ventilation cover behind the display are made of plastic. Everything looks consistent and, above all, solidly constructed. Held at the front corner of the base, torsion is minimal. The heavy 4K display behaves similarly. Here too, the stable construction restricts unwanted movement. 

However, the screen"s hinges make a negative impression as they have been clearly built too small and weak. At an angle of around 30 degrees, the laptop closes by itself. Furthermore, the display almost always folds into its end position of 130 degrees, for example, when lifting the Stealth 17 off the desk. 

Even compared to other 17-inch devices, the case is big and heavy. In terms of depth, only pure gaming laptops with larger cooling solutions surpass it. By comparison, the cooling system found in the Stealth 17 Studio is compact. 

On the other hand, the device's thickness can hardly be beaten. At 21 mm, this is exceptionally flat for this performance category. Just for comparison: The similarly equipped Asus ROG Strix G17 is 50 % thicker.

Size comparison

395 mm / 15.6 inch 282 mm / 11.1 inch 30.7 mm / 1.209 inch 2.8 kg6.13 lbs397.1 mm / 15.6 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.8 kg6.1 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 284 mm / 11.2 inch 21.3 mm / 0.839 inch 3 kg6.61 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 293 mm / 11.5 inch 21.8 mm / 0.858 inch 2.9 kg6.44 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 248.5 mm / 9.78 inch 22.4 mm / 0.882 inch 2.3 kg5.05 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 244 mm / 9.61 inch 21.99 mm / 0.866 inch 2.4 kg5.34 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Features - All you need for a creator's laptop, and gaming alike

The laptop comes with a complete selection of ports. While some gaming laptops do without a card reader, quite a few multimedia laptops do without the LAN port.

By contrast, the MSI Stealth 17 Studio serves all requirements: With a total of three video outputs, four USB ports, including Thunderbolt 4, a card reader for normal SD cards and 2.5 Gbit LAN, the basics for gaming, fast data transfer and variable connections to other devices, monitors and streaming accessories, are all covered. 

Considering the self-proclaimed high level to which the Stealth belongs, the USB-A and USB-C ports would be more practical on the left and right. Additionally, the manufacturer could have gone for a dedicated headphone jack as well as the built-in headset connector.

Ports left: 2x USB-A (10 Gbit/s), headset
Ports left: 2x USB-A (10 Gbit/s), headset
Ports right: SD card reader, USB-C (10 Gbit/s, DP), Thunderbolt 4
Ports right: SD card reader, USB-C (10 Gbit/s, DP), Thunderbolt 4
Ports back: PSU, HDMI 2.1 (8K/60 Hz), LAN-Port (2.5 Gbit/s)
Ports back: PSU, HDMI 2.1 (8K/60 Hz), LAN-Port (2.5 Gbit/s)

SD Card Reader

AS SSD SD Card
AS SSD SD Card

The card reader scored disappointingly when measured with our AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60 reference card. When reading image files, the Stealth 17 could only manage just under half the transfer speed of the Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 in our test.

Nevertheless, the waiting time for 30 GB of image data is around 10 minutes and is within limits. 

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
125 MB/s ∼100% +89%
Average of class Gaming
  (48.5 - 209, n=92, last 2 years)
105.5 MB/s ∼84% +59%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
72 MB/s ∼58% +9%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
66.3 (64.96min - 66.37max) MB/s ∼53%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
207.6 MB/s ∼100% +175%
Average of class Gaming
  (72 - 269, n=83, last 2 years)
129.8 MB/s ∼63% +72%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
85 MB/s ∼41% +13%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
75.43 MB/s ∼36%

Communication

The LAN connection works almost without delay with stable data rates at 2,500 Mbit/s, providing the additional network architecture can keep up.

At least at close proximity, the WiFi module is on par. The requirement is a short distance to the router and no interference from other radio networks. This is demonstrated by our comparison between the 5 GHz measurements at less than 1,000 Mbit/s and 6 GHz almost approaching 1,600 Mbit/s. In the 5 GHz range, a large number of nearby wireless networks can noticeably reduce the transfer rate. The step up to 6 GHz and wider frequency bands, effectively prevent this. 

All in all, the Stealth 17 managed to impress us with its wired and wireless network connections.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1662 (1535min - 1766max) MBit/s ∼100% +76%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1467 (733min - 1546max) MBit/s ∼88% +55%
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1456 (1068min - 1561max) MBit/s ∼88% +54%
Average of class Gaming
  (740 - 1780, n=83, last 2 years)
1342 MBit/s ∼81% +42%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1333 (1044min - 1390max) MBit/s ∼80% +41%
Average Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW)
  (946 - 1565, n=2)
1256 MBit/s ∼76% +33%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1155 (495min - 1441max) MBit/s ∼69% +22%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW)
946 (894min - 992max) MBit/s ∼57%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1680 (1647min - 1705max) MBit/s ∼100% +89%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1627 (1381min - 1714max) MBit/s ∼97% +83%
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1619 (1579min - 1691max) MBit/s ∼96% +82%
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=90, last 2 years)
1435 MBit/s ∼85% +62%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1328 (1093min - 1448max) MBit/s ∼79% +50%
Average Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW)
  (888 - 1664, n=2)
1276 MBit/s ∼76% +44%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1030 (752min - 1313max) MBit/s ∼61% +16%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW)
888 MBit/s ∼53%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW)
1596 (1244min - 1645max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW)
  (1466 - 1596, n=2)
1531 MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (980 - 1875, n=41, last 2 years)
1511 MBit/s ∼95% -5%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1371 (1036min - 1505max) MBit/s ∼86% -14%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW)
1554 (783min - 1570max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (886 - 1857, n=43, last 2 years)
1546 MBit/s ∼99% -1%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1494 (1283min - 1580max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Average Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW)
  (1296 - 1554, n=2)
1425 MBit/s ∼92% -8%
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MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014 Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW); iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1596 (1244-1645)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1371 (1036-1505)
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014 Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW); iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1527 (783-1570)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1494 (1283-1580)
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014 Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW); iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø946 (894-992)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1155 (495-1441)
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014 Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW); iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø873 (444-894)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1327 (1093-1448)

Webcam

The Full HD resolution webcam works decently but not outstandingly. It adapts quickly and without visual artefacts, especially when it comes to poor or changeable lighting conditions. What's not as easy on the eye is the permanent and visibly noticeable image noise. Overall, for a laptop, the camera is pretty good. The Full HD resolution ensures decent quality video calls on the go with only moderate bandwidth requirements and delivers attractive images under good lighting conditions.

In terms of the other hardware features, there can be no complaints about the mechanical cover and the additional infrared camera for logging in via face recognition. 

The microphone sounds very good. Regardless of the distance, the volume level remains the same and speech coming from varying directions also poses no real problems. In addition, voices sound natural with only a subtle tinny undertone being present. 

ColorChecker
18.2 ∆E
20 ∆E
20.9 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
22 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
22.4 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
17 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
21 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
16 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014: 16.96 ∆E min: 4.25 - max: 22.39 ∆E

Maintenance

If you are not discouraged by the seal covering the middle screw, opening the device is uncomplicated - the three different screw lengths notwithstanding. In the side cooling vents area, the case can be easily pried open and is something for which a delicate touch is required rather than brute strength. 

Subsequently, the fans, the battery and all replaceable components can be easily accessed. The WiFi module can be swapped. Two RAM slots allow for the installation of a maximum of 64 GB DDR5 RAM and this was already equipped to the max in our Stealth 17 review device. Furthermore, there is a free slot for an M.2 SSD.

 

Input devices - A lot of average in a premium, creator's laptop

The barely audible typing noise fits well with the overall image of a quiet work device. In addition, the slightly above-average key travel of 1.7 mm is tangible and ensures a fast and easy typing experience. The keyboard is no better, but also no worse than the kind found in most business laptops. The numerical keypad appears a little too cramped which is a negative point when switching often to the desktop. 

On top of that, every key can be backlit individually and also change color. Furthermore, with the help of the SteelSeries GG Client software, all keys can be assigned new or additional functions.

Unfortunately, the combination of switching colors and sensor values doesn't work. What could be more annoying is the uneven lightning. If your preference is single-color backlighting, differences between the keys are noticeable, especially with lighter colors. 

Likewise, the touchpad doesn't match the Stealth 17's premium character although its functions are basically fine. The physical keys in the lower area seem mushy and imprecise. Although in normal situations, we could see a mouse more likely being used.

Single color backlighting is uneven. This can be clearly seen between the

Display - Stunning image values for the Stealth 17

25 second exposure: no screen bleeding
25 second exposure: no screen bleeding
Slightly grainy subpixels due to the matte overlay
Slightly grainy subpixels due to the matte overlay

With its 4K resolution and (at least on paper) almost 100 percent DCI-P3 color space coverage and the VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification, the screen is intended for professional applications. In particular, high-level video editing demands such display attributes. In addition, there is the 144 Hz frame rate which has its benefits in games. Smooth-moving images and low latency are the results.

Thanks to almost perfect black levels, contrast is high but can never quite be at zero due to residual light reflections.  When it comes to video playback and games, the difference to classic backlighting is clearly visible. The picture resembles the one found in an OLED display. That is shown by our image capture whose purpose is to reveal any screen bleeding. Not a single trace of this can be seen in the long exposure.

For many tasks, a 4K resolution in a 17-inch device is too much. Windows 11 automatically sets the magnification factor to 250 %. However, 200 % should be sufficient in order to be able to recognise text and graphics. That said, we would not recommend less than that. By contrast, in terms of image editing, the high pixel density is an advantage. 

We measured 400 cd/m² without any worsening in battery mode. This still results in wonderful images indoors which, however, never appear dazzlingly bright. Regarding, for HDR content, the peak brightness could be higher. 

380.54
cd/m²
402.35
cd/m²
399.93
cd/m²
396.38
cd/m²
397.29
cd/m²
386.66
cd/m²
396.24
cd/m²
396.98
cd/m²
375.84
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AUO41A2 B173ZAN06.C
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 402.35 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 392.5 cd/m² Minimum: 27.68 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 408.46 cd/m²
Contrast: 19865:1 (Black: 0.02 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.52 | 0.55-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 2.52
ΔE Greyscale 2.78 | 0.57-98 Ø5.4
94.07% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.1% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
92% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.63
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
AUO41A2 B173ZAN06.C, Mini LED, 3840x2160, 17.30
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Samsung SDC416B, AMOLED, 3840x2400, 16.00
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
BOE BOE09BF, IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
CSOT T3 MNG007DA4-1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Aorus 17X AZF
BOE09F9, IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
BOE0B69, IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
Display
-18%
1%
-1%
-0%
Display P3 Coverage
92
67.4
-27%
98.5
7%
96.7
5%
98.3
7%
sRGB Coverage
99.1
97.6
-2%
100
1%
99.9
1%
100
1%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
94.07
69.6
-26%
89.7
-5%
84.5
-10%
85.9
-9%
Response Times
-75%
-635%
-875%
-730%
-599%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
46.4 ?(24, 22.4)
2.4 ?(1.2, 1.2)
95%
15.6 ?(7.3, 8.3)
66%
6.6 ?(3.4, 3.2)
86%
14 ?(6.9, 7.1)
70%
5.3 ?(2.4, 2.9)
89%
Response Time Black / White *
0.62 ?(0.42, 0.2)
2 ?(1, 1)
-223%
8.9 ?(3.7, 5.2)
-1335%
12 ?(6.8, 5.2)
-1835%
10.1 ?(5.3, 4.8)
-1529%
8.6 ?(3.7, 4.9)
-1287%
PWM Frequency
2400
60 ?(58)
-97%
Screen
24%
-169%
-195%
-163%
-195%
Brightness middle
397.29
368
-7%
371
-7%
456.8
15%
294
-26%
327
-18%
Brightness
392
368
-6%
350
-11%
437
11%
276
-30%
320
-18%
Brightness Distribution
93
93
0%
90
-3%
83
-11%
90
-3%
89
-4%
Black Level *
0.02
0.01
50%
0.32
-1500%
0.35
-1650%
0.28
-1300%
0.38
-1800%
Contrast
19865
36800
85%
1159
-94%
1305
-93%
1050
-95%
861
-96%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.52
2.33
8%
1.74
31%
3.7
-47%
2.81
-12%
1.01
60%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.91
4.34
-11%
3.59
8%
6.42
-64%
5.7
-46%
4.01
-3%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.52
1.01
60%
0.66
74%
0.86
66%
0.41
84%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.78
0.8
71%
2.8
-1%
2.6
6%
3.4
-22%
1.6
42%
Gamma
2.63 84%
2.119 104%
2.19 100%
2.3 96%
2.301 96%
2.168 101%
CCT
6412 101%
6569 99%
6474 100%
6108 106%
7389 88%
6659 98%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-26% / -3%
-274% / -203%
-356% / -250%
-298% / -209%
-265% / -211%

* ... smaller is better

The typical color space coverage does not appear quite perfect. In particular, DCI-P3 lacks a little radiance. The fact the display belongs to the premium category is demonstrated by 94 percent AdobeRGB cold space coverage. Most competing IPS panels lag quite a bit behind.

99 % sRGB
99 % sRGB
92 % DCI-P3
92 % DCI-P3
94 % AdobeRGB
94 % AdobeRGB

From the off, color reproduction accuracy is good. At 2.5, the measured DeltaE value sits below the perceptibility level. Even the maximum detected deviation of some brown tones ought to be imperceptible to most people. Subsequent calibration failed to result in improvements.

Gray scales
Gray scales
Saturation
Saturation
ColorChecker
ColorChecker

We were able to detect PWM-related flickering with a frequency of 2.4 kHz. However, the intensity thereof is hardly comparable to a typical LED display. Thanks to the mini-LED's fine rastering, very limited areas are momentarily turned off. That doesn't necessarily mean that users of a sensitive disposition won't notice it.

Across all brightness levels and with short exposure times, a dense array of slightly dark stripes can be seen to run across the picture. It appears the backlighting doesn't go off completely. This is due to only a tiny LED area being deactivated while the surrounding mini-LEDs seem to illuminate the switched-off part. As a result, the darkening appears significantly less intensive.  

With an exposure time of 1/500 second, this can be clearly seen. This is seen in the images under the analysis data: With mini-LEDs, a few areas are slightly darkened. By contrast, with normal LED backlighting, a large area remains completely black for a few fractions of a second as a bigger area is switched off.

The gray-to-gray response time is not impressive - as with other mini-LED panels. On the other hand, the switch from light to dark is on a very good level.  

0 % brightness
0 % brightness
25 % brightness
25 % brightness
50 % brightness
50 % brightness
70 % brightness
70 % brightness
100 % brightness
100 % brightness
Stealth 17 with mini-LEDs
Stealth 17 with mini-LEDs
Office monitor with an LCD LED display
Office monitor with an LCD LED display

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
0.62 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.42 ms rise
↘ 0.2 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 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
46.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 22.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 76 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (35.1 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 detected 2400 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 2400 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 2400 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18914 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Despite good contrast values, the display has problems outdoors. Even when only slightly overcast, sunlight cast directly onto the screen should be avoided as the display becomes otherwise illegible. Pointed away from the light, text remains legible and images are also sufficiently recognisable.

Images in sunlight
Images in sunlight
Text in sunlight
Text in sunlight
Text facing the light
Text facing the light

Viewing angle stability is exceptional. Even when viewed from a very steep, wide angle, colors and brightness remain unchanged. 

Performance - Hardware restraints are practical

There's hardly anything that should pose problems for the Intel Core i9-13900H and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080. Thanks to high-level computational power, numerous computing cores and powerful graphics, various types of applications, as well as demanding games, can be dealt with effortlessly. There is also the 64 GB of RAM which comes into its own when multitasking or editing complex images. Regardless of the task, whether installing software or booting programmes, the machine's high operational speed is tangible.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z mainboard
CPU-Z mainboard
CPU-Z SPD
CPU-Z SPD
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
 
 
 

Test conditions

For every test and benchmark, we used the "Smart Auto" performance mode. This mode is supposed to be able to independently determine the required mix of graphics and computing power as well as fan settings, with the help of artificial intelligence. 

The Stealth 17 Studio remains moderately loud and seldom results in the fans being switched on. By contrast, "Extreme Performance" mode reminded us significantly more of the kind of behavior associated with a gaming laptop. However, since the aim here is a successful mix of gaming and work, the quieter mode is preferable. We can also see below that "Extreme Performance" doesn't automatically result in better performance. Conversely, during the entire testing, the automatic setting was impressive.

It's worth noting: During the entire testing period, two BIOS updates were necessary. The first one resulted in acceptable battery life which was previously only half as long. After the second one, blue screens disappeared which had previously been reliably triggered by various hardware tests.

MSI Center offers a few very simple setting options.
MSI Center offers a few very simple setting options.

Processor

A total of 14 cores, 20 threads and a top clock speed of 5.4 GHz power the Intel Core i9-13900H. This places it high in the rankings of mobile CPUs. There are faster cores such as the AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX or the Intel Core i9-13950HX. However, the gap behind its predecessor, the Intel Core i9-12900H, proved to be 10 % or more in various tests.

But even the Intel Core i9-13900HX, which likewise promises more power, was on a similar level to the 13900H (found in competing models) after only a few runs in our Cinebench R15 continuous test. This speaks in favor of good cooling and power supply settings in the MSI Stealth 17 Studio. The laptop displayed only moderate fluctuations between the individual test runs. 

The 115-watt power consumption - which is permitted over a longer period - was reached regularly. Additionally, 135 watts were permitted for fractions of a second. Only in "Silent" mode was power consumption limited to 30 watts while in battery mode even up to 45 watts were permitted. 

Further benchmarks and comparison values can be found in our CPU benchmark list.

Cinebench R15 Multi Continuous Test

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MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014 Intel Core i9-13900H: Ø2950 (2913.75-3025.49)
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng Intel Core i9-13900HX: Ø2810 (2649.18-4311.13)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Core i9-13950HX: Ø4512 (4463.29-4528.99)
Aorus 17X AZF Intel Core i9-13900HX: Ø3258 (3190.05-4396.09)
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX: Ø4920 (4749.47-5204.94)
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054 Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø2349 (2273.63-2626.4)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.4: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
86.2 pt ∼86%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
84.2 pt ∼84%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
77.5 pt ∼78%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
67.7 pt ∼68%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
65.3 pt ∼65%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
65 pt ∼65%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
 
61.9 pt ∼62%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
60.3 pt ∼60%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
59.6 pt ∼60%
Average of class Gaming
 
55.3 pt ∼55%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
51.1 pt ∼51%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
30162 Points ∼100% +48%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
28707 (26191.7min - 28706.8max) Points ∼95% +41%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
28010 (26406.1min - 28009.8max) Points ∼93% +37%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
26703 Points ∼89% +31%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
26736 (22394.1min - 26736.1max) Points ∼89% +31%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
20385 Points ∼68%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
19469 (17696.3min - 19468.6max) Points ∼65% -4%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
19188 Points ∼64% -6%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
18870 (18654.1min - 18869.7max) Points ∼63% -7%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (13177 - 20385, n=10)
17935 Points ∼59% -12%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
16346 Points ∼54% -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 34521, n=238, last 2 years)
16258 Points ∼54% -20%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
10522 Points ∼35% -48%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2055 Points ∼100% +21%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2043 Points ∼99% +20%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2029 Points ∼99% +19%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
1974 Points ∼96% +16%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
1908 Points ∼93% +12%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1905 Points ∼93% +12%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (1297 - 2054, n=10)
1871 Points ∼91% +10%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
1864 Points ∼91% +10%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
1707 Points ∼83% 0%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
1699 Points ∼83%
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 2169, n=236, last 2 years)
1675 Points ∼82% -1%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
11500 Points ∼100% +49%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
11289 Points ∼98% +46%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
8697 Points ∼76% +13%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
7716 Points ∼67%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
7411 Points ∼64% -4%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
7254 Points ∼63% -6%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
7169 Points ∼62% -7%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (4960 - 7716, n=10)
6852 Points ∼60% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 13769, n=240, last 2 years)
6138 Points ∼53% -20%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
6060 Points ∼53% -21%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
4069 Points ∼35% -47%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
788 Points ∼100% +20%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
756 Points ∼96% +15%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
751 Points ∼95% +14%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
742 Points ∼94% +13%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
727 Points ∼92% +11%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
714 Points ∼91% +9%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (428 - 792, n=10)
713 Points ∼90% +9%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
699 Points ∼89% +6%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
657 Points ∼83%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
651 Points ∼83% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 825, n=240, last 2 years)
646 Points ∼82% -2%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
4913 Points ∼100% +62%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
4875 (4298.3min - 4875.08max) Points ∼99% +61%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
4819 (4429.68min - 4819.28max) Points ∼98% +59%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
4529 (4463.29min - 4528.99max) Points ∼92% +50%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
3069 (2871.5min - 3068.66max) Points ∼62% +1%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
3025 (2913.75min - 3025.49max) Points ∼62%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
2963 (2772.58min - 2962.96max) Points ∼60% -2%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
2918 (2849.61min - 2917.79max) Points ∼59% -4%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (2134 - 3100, n=10)
2831 Points ∼58% -6%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
2626 (2273.63min - 2626.4max) Points ∼53% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 5663, n=243, last 2 years)
2606 Points ∼53% -14%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
1851 Points ∼38% -39%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
301 Points ∼100% +6%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
295 Points ∼98% +4%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
294 Points ∼98% +3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
292 Points ∼97% +2%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
285 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (211 - 297, n=10)
276 Points ∼92% -3%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
274 Points ∼91% -4%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
272 Points ∼90% -5%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
261 Points ∼87% -8%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
258 Points ∼86% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 312, n=244, last 2 years)
251 Points ∼83% -12%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
243 Points ∼81% -15%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
307 Seconds * ∼100% -85%
Average of class Gaming
  (91 - 1259, n=241, last 2 years)
234 Seconds * ∼76% -41%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
210 Seconds * ∼68% -27%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (166 - 239, n=10)
187.2 Seconds * ∼61% -13%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
173.6 Seconds * ∼57% -5%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
172 Seconds * ∼56% -4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
166 Seconds * ∼54% -0%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
166 Seconds * ∼54%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
114 Seconds * ∼37% +31%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
111 Seconds * ∼36% +33%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
105 Seconds * ∼34% +37%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
122254 MIPS ∼100% +60%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
118715 MIPS ∼97% +55%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
109330 MIPS ∼89% +43%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
79032 MIPS ∼65% +3%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
76501 MIPS ∼63%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
74386 MIPS ∼61% -3%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (49917 - 79032, n=10)
70736 MIPS ∼58% -8%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
69146 MIPS ∼57% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 140932, n=237, last 2 years)
65845 MIPS ∼54% -14%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
62428 MIPS ∼51% -18%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
47259 MIPS ∼39% -38%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
7035 MIPS ∼100% +13%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
6800 MIPS ∼97% +9%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
6445 MIPS ∼92% +4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
6245 MIPS ∼89% 0%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
6225 MIPS ∼88%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (3665 - 6600, n=10)
5990 MIPS ∼85% -4%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
5926 MIPS ∼84% -5%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
5861 MIPS ∼83% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 7581, n=238, last 2 years)
5820 MIPS ∼83% -7%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
5803 MIPS ∼82% -7%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
5570 MIPS ∼79% -11%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
21058 Points ∼100% +53%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
20784 Points ∼99% +51%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
18152 Points ∼86% +32%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
15410 Points ∼73% +12%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
13796 Points ∼66% 0%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
13731 Points ∼65%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
13717 Points ∼65% 0%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (9521 - 15410, n=10)
13408 Points ∼64% -2%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
13308 Points ∼63% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 22200, n=236, last 2 years)
11579 Points ∼55% -16%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
9716 Points ∼46% -29%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
2043 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2025 Points ∼99% -1%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2023 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
1974 Points ∼97% -3%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1878 Points ∼92% -8%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (1140 - 2043, n=10)
1876 Points ∼92% -8%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
1866 Points ∼91% -9%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
1805 Points ∼88% -12%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
1797 Points ∼88% -12%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
1718 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 2139, n=236, last 2 years)
1690 Points ∼83% -17%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
31.9 fps ∼100% +43%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
30.9 fps ∼97% +39%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
28.7 fps ∼90% +29%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
22.3 fps ∼70%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
21.7 fps ∼68% -3%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
21.4 fps ∼67% -4%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
21 fps ∼66% -6%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (14.8 - 22.3, n=10)
19.7 fps ∼62% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 37.6, n=241, last 2 years)
18.2 fps ∼57% -18%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
17.6 fps ∼55% -21%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
12.7 fps ∼40% -43%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
57.8 s * ∼100% -12%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (38.1 - 82.8, n=10)
52.9 s * ∼92% -3%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
51.6 s * ∼89%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.8 - 332, n=237, last 2 years)
50.7 s * ∼88% +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
50.5 s * ∼87% +2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
47.5 s * ∼82% +8%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
46 s * ∼80% +11%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
44 s * ∼76% +15%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
40.7 s * ∼70% +21%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
40.6 s * ∼70% +21%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
39 s * ∼67% +24%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Gaming
  (0.375 - 4.47, n=237, last 2 years)
0.503 sec * ∼100% -17%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.4934 sec * ∼98% -15%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (0.4052 - 0.723, n=10)
0.459 sec * ∼91% -7%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.4501 sec * ∼89% -5%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.4463 sec * ∼89% -4%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
0.4323 sec * ∼86% -1%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.4286 sec * ∼85%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
0.4121 sec * ∼82% +4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.412 sec * ∼82% +4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
0.3979 sec * ∼79% +7%
Schenker XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
0.3866 sec * ∼77% +10%

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Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
228 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
285 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
3025 Points
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Performance Rating
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
95.8 pt ∼96%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
66.9 pt ∼67%
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
59.1 pt ∼59%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
52.3 pt ∼52%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
50.2 pt ∼50%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
 
45.7 pt ∼46%
Average of class Gaming
 
43.1 pt ∼43%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
37.1 pt ∼37%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
52479 KRay/s ∼100% +168%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
25857 KRay/s ∼49% +32%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
19557 KRay/s ∼37%
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
19255 KRay/s ∼37% -2%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
17589 KRay/s ∼34% -10%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (13150 - 19557, n=10)
16239 KRay/s ∼31% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (2585 - 55084, n=214, last 2 years)
14839 KRay/s ∼28% -24%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
8265 KRay/s ∼16% -58%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
227882 Points ∼100% +138%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
125944 Points ∼55% +32%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
95579 Points ∼42%
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
95343 Points ∼42% 0%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
88686 Points ∼39% -7%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (55805 - 95579, n=10)
81793 Points ∼36% -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (12439 - 234848, n=214, last 2 years)
77881 Points ∼34% -19%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
38277 Points ∼17% -60%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
8525 MB/s ∼100% +100%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
6350 MB/s ∼74% +49%
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
4880 MB/s ∼57% +14%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
4362 MB/s ∼51% +2%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
4270 MB/s ∼50%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (3193 - 4270, n=10)
3809 MB/s ∼45% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 9930, n=214, last 2 years)
3657 MB/s ∼43% -14%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2931 MB/s ∼34% -31%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
180473 Points ∼100% +86%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
134514 Points ∼75% +39%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
133226 Points ∼74% +37%
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
128728 Points ∼71% +33%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
107042 Points ∼59% +10%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (82576 - 120181, n=10)
106930 Points ∼59% +10%
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 186519, n=214, last 2 years)
101463 Points ∼56% +5%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
97006 Points ∼54%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
29598 Points ∼100% +181%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
15813 Points ∼53% +50%
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
12939 Points ∼44% +23%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
12334 Points ∼42% +17%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 30810, n=214, last 2 years)
11138 Points ∼38% +6%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
10536 Points ∼36%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (6145 - 11631, n=10)
10052 Points ∼34% -5%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9655 Points ∼33% -8%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
118401 Points ∼100% +144%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
63308 Points ∼53% +31%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
48474 Points ∼41%
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
47560 Points ∼40% -2%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
43850 Points ∼37% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (7135 - 124377, n=214, last 2 years)
41499 Points ∼35% -14%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (34573 - 48474, n=10)
41034 Points ∼35% -15%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
22873 Points ∼19% -53%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
174819 MB/s ∼100% +110%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
167732 MB/s ∼96% +101%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
125644 MB/s ∼72% +51%
Average of class Gaming
  (18146 - 236139, n=214, last 2 years)
105570 MB/s ∼60% +27%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
91041 MB/s ∼52% +9%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
89413 MB/s ∼51% +7%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
83357 MB/s ∼48%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (48412 - 149377, n=10)
81011 MB/s ∼46% -3%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2090 MB/s ∼100% +74%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1850 MB/s ∼89% +54%
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
1353 MB/s ∼65% +13%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1284 MB/s ∼61% +7%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1198 MB/s ∼57%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (883 - 1221, n=10)
1107 MB/s ∼53% -8%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
988 MB/s ∼47% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 2231, n=229, last 2 years)
954 MB/s ∼46% -20%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
28105 KRay/s ∼100% +162%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
13844 KRay/s ∼49% +29%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
10716 KRay/s ∼38%
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
10268 KRay/s ∼37% -4%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
9481 KRay/s ∼34% -12%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (6393 - 10716, n=10)
8866 KRay/s ∼32% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (1437 - 29473, n=214, last 2 years)
8057 KRay/s ∼29% -25%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
4776 KRay/s ∼17% -55%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
50834 MPixel/s ∼100% +1%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
50563 MPixel/s ∼99% 0%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
50488 MPixel/s ∼99%
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
50348 MPixel/s ∼99% 0%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (38385 - 50488, n=10)
44221 MPixel/s ∼87% -12%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
38990 MPixel/s ∼77% -23%
Average of class Gaming
  (8341 - 52949, n=215, last 2 years)
31427 MPixel/s ∼62% -38%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
31421 MPixel/s ∼62% -38%

System performance

The measured values for PCMark 10 are at a high level. However, the Stealth 17 Studio cannot keep up with the best models and lacks the extremely high power consumption the competition is able to briefly offer. Nevertheless, its computing power is sufficient for complex multitasking and, in particular, for moments when lengthy periods of high-level performance are required.

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8277 Points ∼100% +11%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
8186 Points ∼99% +9%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
8058 Points ∼97% +8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7888 Points ∼95% +5%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7830 Points ∼95% +5%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7486 Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
 
7486 Points ∼90% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (4477 - 9331, n=195, last 2 years)
7263 Points ∼88% -3%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7139 Points ∼86% -5%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
7087 Points ∼86% -5%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11703 Points ∼100% +15%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11659 Points ∼100% +14%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
11332 Points ∼97% +11%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
11205 Points ∼96% +10%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
11078 Points ∼95% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (7334 - 12176, n=194, last 2 years)
10460 Points ∼89% +2%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
10266 Points ∼88% 0%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10254 Points ∼88% 0%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10215 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
 
10215 Points ∼87% 0%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11046 Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10788 Points ∼98% +7%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
10144 Points ∼92% +1%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10040 Points ∼91%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
 
10040 Points ∼91% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (6161 - 11833, n=194, last 2 years)
9457 Points ∼86% -6%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
9402 Points ∼85% -6%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
9231 Points ∼84% -8%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9102 Points ∼82% -9%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
8271 Points ∼75% -18%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
14535 Points ∼100% +31%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
13575 Points ∼93% +22%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
13098 Points ∼90% +18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11949 Points ∼82% +8%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11100 Points ∼76%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
 
11100 Points ∼76% 0%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10578 Points ∼73% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (5288 - 16424, n=194, last 2 years)
10572 Points ∼73% -5%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10319 Points ∼71% -7%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
10009 Points ∼69% -10%
CrossMark / Overall
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2009 Points ∼100% +15%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1972 Points ∼98% +13%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1903 Points ∼95% +9%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1882 Points ∼94% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (974 - 2295, n=117, last 2 years)
1842 Points ∼92% +6%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1792 Points ∼89% +3%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1745 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
 
1745 Points ∼87% 0%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1592 Points ∼79% -9%
CrossMark / Productivity
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1914 Points ∼100% +17%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1845 Points ∼96% +13%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1808 Points ∼94% +11%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1781 Points ∼93% +9%
Average of class Gaming
  (907 - 2166, n=117, last 2 years)
1762 Points ∼92% +8%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1745 Points ∼91% +7%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1632 Points ∼85%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
 
1632 Points ∼85% 0%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1509 Points ∼79% -8%
CrossMark / Creativity
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2233 Points ∼100% +15%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2148 Points ∼96% +10%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
2095 Points ∼94% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (1027 - 2514, n=117, last 2 years)
1988 Points ∼89% +2%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1978 Points ∼89% +2%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1948 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
 
1948 Points ∼87% 0%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1893 Points ∼85% -3%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1780 Points ∼80% -9%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1915 Points ∼100% +25%
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1898 Points ∼99% +24%
Average of class Gaming
  (1029 - 2275, n=117, last 2 years)
1690 Points ∼88% +10%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1666 Points ∼87% +9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1658 Points ∼87% +8%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1643 Points ∼86% +7%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1533 Points ∼80%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
 
1533 Points ∼80% 0%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1342 Points ∼70% -12%
PCMark 10 Score
7486 points
Help
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
78171 MB/s ∼100% +6%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
77973 MB/s ∼100% +6%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
77060 MB/s ∼99% +4%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
73907 MB/s ∼95%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (60600 - 73907, n=10)
66708 MB/s ∼85% -10%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
62419 MB/s ∼80% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (18074 - 80776, n=214, last 2 years)
52718 MB/s ∼67% -29%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
48948 MB/s ∼63% -34%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
88462 MB/s ∼100% +17%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
86248 MB/s ∼97% +14%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
84869 MB/s ∼96% +13%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
75425 MB/s ∼85%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (57722 - 75425, n=10)
66518 MB/s ∼75% -12%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65835 MB/s ∼74% -13%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
59759 MB/s ∼68% -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (20318 - 89096, n=214, last 2 years)
56589 MB/s ∼64% -25%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
80441 MB/s ∼100% +9%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
76988 MB/s ∼96% +5%
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
76529 MB/s ∼95% +4%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
73602 MB/s ∼91%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (60748 - 88505, n=10)
71158 MB/s ∼88% -3%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
61981 MB/s ∼77% -16%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
58602 MB/s ∼73% -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (15975 - 80441, n=214, last 2 years)
53741 MB/s ∼67% -27%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
99.5 ns * ∼100% -10%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (84.5 - 101.7, n=10)
91.6 ns * ∼92% -1%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
90.6 ns * ∼91%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
89.7 ns * ∼90% +1%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
86.8 ns * ∼87% +4%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
84.7 ns * ∼85% +7%
Aorus 17X AZF
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
80.4 ns * ∼81% +11%
Average of class Gaming
  (76.2 - 135.3, n=229, last 2 years)
73.6 ns * ∼74% +19%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latencies

Even when surfing with multiple tabs, latency was too high for suitably demanding tasks such as real-time audio processing. With various driver updates it is possible this performance could change in either both positive or negative directions. As we generally encountered a few immature processes, it can be hoped that performance in this area will improve. The high latency of earlier graphics card drivers in the RTX 4000 series appears to already have been solved. The Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5 is an example that multimedia laptops can clearly do better.

Video streaming in 4K didn't pose any problems. There were no skipped frames and, at a little over 20 %, the iGPU's load was not too high.

LatencyMon driver list
LatencyMon driver list
LatencyMon main page
LatencyMon main page
YouTube video streaming
YouTube video streaming
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Aorus 17X AZF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
12614 μs * ∼100% -359%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2750 μs * ∼22%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2448.6 μs * ∼19% +11%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2103 μs * ∼17% +24%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1489 μs * ∼12% +46%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
623 μs * ∼5% +77%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

With its 2 TB of storage, the NVMe SSD Samsung PM9A is convincing all round and earns a high placing in our rankings. 

The continuous test while carrying out sequential writing caught our attention. When "Extreme Performance" was set (red line), the speed dropped after a short time due to high temperatures. The transfer rate remained at its highest level using "Smart Auto" or AI mode (blue line).