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MSI Summit E15 laptop review: Advance into the premium business segment

Challenger. The Summit E15 is supposed to make life difficult for the established Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme and Dell XPS 15 top dogs. To achieve this, MSI uses the most current technology: Tiger Lake, Turing, USB 4.0, Thunderbolt 4, PCI Express 4. Our test shows, whether this plan succeeds.
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With the Summit E15, MSI offers a 15.6-inch laptop in the business segment that is supposed to steal some customers from the established manufacturers in this segment. The test unit that was provided to us is run by a Core i7-1185G7 processor and GeForce GTX 1650 Ti-Max-Q graphics core. The competitors include devices such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3, the Dell XPS 15 9500, the Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019, and the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX535.

MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Processor
Intel Core i7-1185G7 4 x 3 - 4.8 GHz, 35 W PL2 / Short Burst, 28 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q - 4096 MB, Core: 1200 MHz, Memory: 1250 MHz, 35 W TDP, GDDR6, Nvidia 461.09 (27.21.14.6109), Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200, dual-channel mode, two memory slots (both in use)
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, capacitive, 10 touchpoints, AU Optronics B156HAB03.1, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162, 1024 GB 
, 2x M.2-2280 (1x PCIe 4, 1x PCIe 3), 876 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC298 @ Intel Tiger Point-LP PCH - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: combined audio port, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.9 x 357 x 234 ( = 0.67 x 14.06 x 9.21 in)
Battery
80.25 Wh, 5280 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 15.2 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MS Office 365 (trial), Norton Security (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.824 kg ( = 64.34 oz / 4.02 pounds), Power Supply: 325 g ( = 11.46 oz / 0.72 pounds)
Price
2000 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84 %
02/2021
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
1.8 kg16.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
90 %
01/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
1.7 kg18.7 mm15.60"1920x1080
90 %
06/2020
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
i7-10875H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
2 kg18 mm15.60"3840x2400
90 %
12/2019
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
i9-9880H, Radeon Pro 5500M
2 kg16.2 mm16.00"3072x1920
87 %
12/2020
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
2 kg20 mm15.60"3840x2160

Case - The Summit E15 with a metal case

MSI wraps the hardware of the Summit in a slim, black metal case that has a smooth, matte surface. The milled edge around the ClickPad, the hinge covers on the sides, and the MSI Logo on the back, which are all kept in copper color, offer some design accents. The battery is built-in. There is no maintenance flap, and you can only access the hardware after removing the bottom cover.

The 15.6-inch laptop does not show any faults in the workmanship. The gap clearances are even and there are no noticeable material protrusions. However, the stability could be better, since the lid and particularly the base unit can be warped significantly, and they lack in stiffness. The hinges hold the lid tightly in place, even though you can open the lid using a single hand. The maximum opening angle is 180 degrees.

The Dell XPS 15 is the most compact device in our comparison field, and the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the lightest. The E15 is positioned in the between the two: while it weighs less than the XPS it is more compact than the ThinkPad.

Size Comparison

361.8 mm / 14.2 inch 245.7 mm / 9.67 inch 18.7 mm / 0.736 inch 1.7 kg3.76 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 240 mm / 9.45 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2 kg4.38 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 246 mm / 9.69 inch 16.2 mm / 0.638 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.8 kg4.02 lbs344.72 mm / 13.6 inch 230.14 mm / 9.06 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 2 kg4.35 lbs

Connections - Thunderbolt 4 included

MSI has equipped the E15 with two USB Type-A (USB 3.2 Gen 2) and two USB Type-C (USB 4/Thunderbolt 4) ports. The latter support power delivery and DisplayPort via USB-C, so you can connect accessories such as a docking station or external GPU to the second USB-C port, while the power supply is also connected. In total, the 15.6-inch laptop offers three video ports (2x DP, 1x HDMI). They are accompanied by an audio combo port as well as a microSD storage card reader.

Left side: 2 x USB 4/Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C; DisplayPort, power delivery), HDMI, audio combo
Left side: 2 x USB 4/Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C; DisplayPort, power delivery), HDMI, audio combo
Right: storage card reader (microSD), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A)
Right: storage card reader (microSD), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A)

Communication

The Intel AX201 WLAN chip supports the 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax standards and also offers Bluetooth 5 functionality. The data rates measured under optimal conditions (no additional WLAN devices close by and close distance between the laptop and the Server PC) turn out very good. The laptop does not offer an Ethernet connection, so if that's what you need, you have to use a USB adapter. There is also no 5G LTE modem, not even as an option.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1446 (653min - 1555max) MBit/s ∼100% +16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1383 (1007min - 1505max) MBit/s ∼96% +11%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1250 MBit/s ∼86%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=167)
1226 MBit/s ∼85% -2%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
922 (832min - 946max) MBit/s ∼64% -26%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
847 (818min - 863max) MBit/s ∼59% -32%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Broadcom 802.11ac
817 (806min - 821max) MBit/s ∼57% -35%
Average of class Multimedia
  (44 - 1490, n=199)
660 MBit/s ∼46% -47%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1364 (1300min - 1398max) MBit/s ∼100% +25%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1346 (725min - 1495max) MBit/s ∼99% +23%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=167)
1108 MBit/s ∼81% +2%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1090 MBit/s ∼80%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1049 (862min - 1225max) MBit/s ∼77% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (46.1 - 1563, n=198)
620 MBit/s ∼45% -43%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
582 (334min - 641max) MBit/s ∼43% -47%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Broadcom 802.11ac
581 (533min - 616max) MBit/s ∼43% -47%

Webcam

In terms of quality, the webcam (0.9 MP, max. 1280 x 720 pixels) is unable to distinguish itself from the competitors. In addition, it lacks color accuracy, missing the target of Delta-E smaller than 3 with a deviation of almost 15.

ColorChecker
28.3 ∆E
25 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
26.6 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
31 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
28.9 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
24 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440: 20.95 ∆E min: 3.32 - max: 31.14 ∆E
ColorChecker
9.6 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
22 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
14 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Summit E15 A11SCST: 14.94 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 22.02 ∆E
ColorChecker
15.8 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
6 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
15 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M: 12.63 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 22.49 ∆E
ColorChecker
4.5 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
10 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
7 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
1.6 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
12 ∆E
ColorChecker HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA: 7.36 ∆E min: 1.57 - max: 13.61 ∆E
ColorChecker
3.2 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00: 7.23 ∆E min: 3.11 - max: 15.28 ∆E
ColorChecker
8.1 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
6 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
10 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
11 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD: 6.87 ∆E min: 3.18 - max: 14.93 ∆E

Security

The Summit brings a fingerprint reader that is integrated into the ClickPad, offering biometric access for security. Alternatively you can also get access via Windows Hello. In addition, there is a Trusted Platform Module (2.0). There is no slot for a Kensington lock.

Accessories

There are no additional accessories included besides the usual documentation (warranty information, quick-start manual).

Maintenance

You can access the hardware after removing the bottom of the case. To do that, you first have to remove all the screws from the case bottom, before you can loosen it using a flat prying tool.

Insides of the MSI Summit
Insides of the MSI Summit

Warranty

MSI offers a 2-year warranty for the 15.6-inch laptop. You can purchase a warranty extension for one or two years for 120 Euros (~$146) or 250 Euros (~$303) respectively.

Input Devices - The MSI laptop offers keyboard illumination

Keyboard

MSI has equipped the 15.6-inch laptop with an illuminated chiclet keyboard. There is no number block. The size of the main keys is 16 x 16 mm (~0.63 x 0.63 in) and the distance between the keys, about 3 mm (~0.11 in). The smooth, flat keys offer a short stroke and clear pressure point. The resistance of the keys could have been more crisp in our opinion. The keyboard does not yield while typing. The three-step illumination is controlled via a function key. Overall, MSA delivers a keyboard suitable for everyday tasks.

Touchpad

The smooth surface of the multitouch-capable ClickPad (~10.5 x 6.5 cm, ~4.1 x 2.6 in) makes sliding the fingers easy. The pad also responds to input in the corners. It has a short stroke and clear pressure point.

Summit E15 input devices
Summit E15 input devices

Touchscreen

The touchscreen supports 10 touch points and responds to input promptly. It did not give us any trouble.

Display - Touchscreen with a reflective surface

The reflective 15.6-inch touchscreen display has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. While the contrast (1355:1) meets the required target (> 1000:1), the brightness turns out too low (280.3 cd/m²). A 2000-Euro (~$2427) laptop should offer more. We consider values higher than 300 cd/m² to be good. The competitors are able to offer significantly brighter screens. Alternatively, MSI offers a 4k display (without touchscreen) for the Summit.

274
cd/m²
273
cd/m²
288
cd/m²
281
cd/m²
298
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
269
cd/m²
270
cd/m²
277
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B156HAB03.1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 298 cd/m² Average: 280.3 cd/m² Minimum: 7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 298 cd/m²
Contrast: 1355:1 (Black: 0.22 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.41 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 2.97
ΔE Greyscale 4.1 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
90% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 65% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.334
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
AU Optronics B156HAB03.1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
N156HCE-GN1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Sharp LQ156R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 15.60
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
APPA044, IPS, 3072x1920, 16.00
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
BOE0866, OLED, 3840x2160, 15.60
Response Times
25%
-17%
-17%
22%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
43.2 (21.2, 22)
33.6 (17.2, 16.4)
22%
54 (26.4, 27.6)
-25%
52.4 (23.9, 28.5)
-21%
34 (16, 18)
21%
Response Time Black / White *
30.8 (17.2, 13.6)
22.4 (12.8, 9.6)
27%
33.2 (19.2, 14)
-8%
34.9 (17.8, 17.1)
-13%
24 (13, 11)
22%
PWM Frequency
26040 (50)
131700
Screen
25%
16%
31%
21%
Brightness middle
298
518
74%
557.9
87%
519
74%
402
35%
Brightness
280
513
83%
541
93%
477
70%
375
34%
Brightness Distribution
90
88
-2%
91
1%
86
-4%
84
-7%
Black Level *
0.22
0.38
-73%
0.39
-77%
0.39
-77%
0.35
-59%
Contrast
1355
1363
1%
1431
6%
1331
-2%
1149
-15%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.41
2.1
61%
4.54
16%
2.28
58%
2.47
54%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.59
4.5
48%
7.92
8%
6.54
24%
4.32
50%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.97
1.3
56%
3.82
-29%
0.86
71%
2.36
21%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.1
2.7
34%
3.2
22%
0.9
78%
2.26
45%
Gamma
2.334 94%
2.35 94%
1.99 111%
2145 0%
2.49 88%
CCT
7025 93%
7042 92%
6451 101%
6572 99%
6285 103%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
65
57.7
-11%
89.5
38%
78
20%
99
52%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
90
90.4
0%
100
11%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
25% / 25%
-1% / 11%
7% / 23%
22% / 21%

* ... smaller is better

In the state of delivery, the display offers a decent color reproduction. However, at a deviation of 5.4, the target (Delta-E < 3) is not met. A calibration brings some improvement. The color deviation drops to a little less than 3, and the grayscale is reproduced more balanced. The AdobeRGB (65%) and sRGB (90%) color spaces are not covered completely.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
MSI Summit E15 vs. sRGB (90%)
MSI Summit E15 vs. sRGB (90%)
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
MSI Summit E15 vs. AdobeRGB (65%)
MSI Summit E15 vs. AdobeRGB (65%)

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
30.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.2 ms rise
↘ 13.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 77 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
43.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.2 ms rise
↘ 22 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 62 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.6 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9700 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel offers stable viewing angles and can be read from any position. Outdoors, the combination of the reflective display surface and the low brightness prevents reading the contents most of the time.

The Summit E15 outdoors (in bright sunlight).
The Summit E15 outdoors (in bright sunlight).
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - MSI combines Tiger Lake and Turing

With the Summit E15, MSI offers a 15.6-inch business laptop that strikes a good figure in all the usual application areas.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
 

Test Conditions

The preinstalled MSI Center for Business & Productivity offers for example the option to specify a power profile. You can quickly change between profiles using the "F7" key. We used the "Balanced" profile for our tests. In addition, we also ran several benchmarks with the "High Performance" profile activated. You can find the results in the comparison charts. When the "High Performance" profile is activated, you can also influence the fan control. We used both the automatic fan control as well as the "Cooler Boost" option (fans run at maximum speeds). 

Processor

MSI has equipped the 15.6-inch laptop with a Core i7-1185G7 quad-core processor (Tiger Lake). This ULV CPU runs at a basic clock speed of 3 GHz. Via Turbo, this can be increased up to 4.3 GHz (all four cores) and up to 4.8 GHz (single core). Hyperthreading (two threads per core) is supported. 

For a short period of time, the multi-thread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks run at 3 to 4.3 GHz. The single-thread tests run at 2 to 4.8 GHz. In battery operation, the clock speeds are significantly lower.

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

We evaluate whether the CPU Turbo is also used constantly in mains operation by running the multi-thread test of the Cinebench-R15 benchmarks in a constant loop for at least 30 minutes. The Turbo is used. After the first run of the loop, the clock speeds drop slightly. The "High Performance" profile allows running the Turbo constantly at higher clock speeds. Activating the "Cooler Boost" option will bring a minimal increase of the computing performance.

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MSI Summit E15 A11SCST Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø844 (803.58-940.2)
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST Intel Core i7-1185G7; High Performance: Ø942 (933.55-992.09)
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST Intel Core i7-1185G7; High Performance, Cooler Boost: Ø951 (941.35-1022.01)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00 Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1183 (1166.86-1256.76)
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1292 (1148.9-1390.72)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M Intel Core i9-9880H; macOS 10.15.1: Ø1407 (1386-1435)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M Intel Core i9-9880H; Win 10: Ø1296 (1268.87-1362.31)
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440 Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1158 (1000.2-1343.27)
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U: Ø1158 (1152.67-1167.58)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (High Performance)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (High Performance)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
197 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
940 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
139.55 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (197 - 230, n=10)
217 Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
205 Points ∼94% +4%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
205 Points ∼94% +4%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
204 Points ∼94% +4%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H
198 Points ∼91% +1%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7
197 Points ∼91%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (macOS 10.15.1)
184 Points ∼85% -7%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
184 Points ∼85% -7%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
175 Points ∼81% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (36 - 228, n=435)
137 Points ∼63% -30%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (macOS 10.15.1)
1435 (1401min - 1435max) Points ∼100% +53%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (Win 10)
1362 (1268.87min - 1362.31max) Points ∼95% +45%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
1391 (1148.9min - 1390.72max) Points ∼97% +48%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H
1343.27 Points ∼94% +43%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
1257 (1166.86min - 1256.76max) Points ∼88% +34%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
1168 (1152.67min - 1167.58max) Points ∼81% +24%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
1022 Points ∼71% +9%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance)
992 Points ∼69% +6%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7
940 Points ∼66%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (628 - 1066, n=15)
899 Points ∼63% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (72.4 - 1815, n=458)
557 Points ∼39% -41%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (279 - 8394, n=66)
865 Seconds * ∼100% -63%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (478 - 745, n=11)
560 Seconds * ∼65% -5%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7
531 Seconds * ∼61%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance)
502 Seconds * ∼58% +5%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
491 Seconds * ∼57% +8%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
415 Seconds * ∼48% +22%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H
391 Seconds * ∼45% +26%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
375 Seconds * ∼43% +29%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
353 Seconds * ∼41% +34%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
343 Seconds * ∼40% +35%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
39455 MIPS ∼100% +58%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
36383 MIPS ∼92% +46%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
34433 MIPS ∼87% +38%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H
33549 MIPS ∼85% +35%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
32454 MIPS ∼82% +30%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
26673 MIPS ∼68% +7%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance)
26333 MIPS ∼67% +6%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7
24910 MIPS ∼63%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (18936 - 27693, n=10)
24247 MIPS ∼61% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2492 - 47797, n=63)
23968 MIPS ∼61% -4%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
5341 MIPS ∼100% +4%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
5335 MIPS ∼100% +4%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H
5181 MIPS ∼97% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (5029 - 5412, n=10)
5175 MIPS ∼97% +1%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
5158 MIPS ∼97% 0%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance)
5139 MIPS ∼96% 0%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5138 MIPS ∼96%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
4837 MIPS ∼91% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1445 - 5412, n=63)
4578 MIPS ∼86% -11%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
4204 MIPS ∼79% -18%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
573 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (546 - 593, n=11)
568 Points ∼99% +1%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7
564 Points ∼98%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance)
563 Points ∼98% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
493 Points ∼86% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
488 Points ∼85% -13%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H
472 Points ∼82% -16%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
454 Points ∼79% -20%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
453 Points ∼79% -20%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (Win 10)
442 Points ∼77% -22%
Average of class Multimedia
  (62.6 - 585, n=80)
439 Points ∼77% -22%
CPU (Multi Core)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
3422 Points ∼100% +58%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (Win 10)
3057 Points ∼89% +41%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
3250 Points ∼95% +50%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H
2922 Points ∼85% +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
2827 Points ∼83% +30%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
2692 Points ∼79% +24%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
2326 Points ∼68% +7%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance)
2313 Points ∼68% +7%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7
2168 Points ∼63%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (1560 - 2493, n=11)
2156 Points ∼63% -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (148 - 4094, n=81)
1952 Points ∼57% -10%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
7799 Points ∼100% +59%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (Win 10)
7109 Points ∼91% +45%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H
5663 Points ∼73% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
5650 Points ∼72% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (4909 - 6372, n=9)
5543 Points ∼71% +13%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
5307 Points ∼68% +8%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance)
5143 Points ∼66% +5%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7
4909 Points ∼63%
Average of class Multimedia
  (392 - 8053, n=54)
4768 Points ∼61% -3%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
4705 Points ∼60% -4%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
1538 Points ∼100% +6%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance)
1496 Points ∼97% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (1223 - 1619, n=9)
1484 Points ∼96% +3%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1445 Points ∼94%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
1318 Points ∼86% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
1300 Points ∼85% -10%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H
1270 Points ∼83% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (207 - 1586, n=54)
1228 Points ∼80% -15%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (Win 10)
1115 Points ∼72% -23%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
1074 Points ∼70% -26%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
10.6 fps ∼100% +58%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
10.2 fps ∼96% +52%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H
9.7 fps ∼92% +44%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
9.45 fps ∼89% +40%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
8.14 fps ∼77% +21%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
7.9 fps ∼75% +17%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance)
7.75 fps ∼73% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (5.02 - 8.13, n=10)
6.74 fps ∼64% 0%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7
6.73 fps ∼63%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.46 - 11.1, n=64)
6.29 fps ∼59% -7%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H
99.2 s * ∼100% -61%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
86.6 s * ∼87% -40%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7
61.7 s * ∼62%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.5 - 229, n=52)
61.4 s * ∼62% -0%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (Win 10)
58.9 s * ∼59% +5%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (mac OS Big Sur)
16.5 s * ∼17% +73%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance)
54.1 s * ∼55% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (47.7 - 61.7, n=9)
53.1 s * ∼54% +14%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
52.6 s * ∼53% +15%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
49.2 s * ∼50% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
49 s * ∼49% +21%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.56 - 2.89, n=56)
0.794 sec * ∼100% -29%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (macOS)
0.6904 sec * ∼87% -12%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (Win 10)
0.661 sec * ∼83% -7%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
0.663 sec * ∼84% -8%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.615 sec * ∼77%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.609 sec * ∼77% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.597 sec * ∼75% +3%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance)
0.585 sec * ∼74% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (0.56 - 0.615, n=10)
0.585 sec * ∼74% +5%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.584 sec * ∼74% +5%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
0.578 sec * ∼73% +6%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

Everything in the system runs smoothly and we did not encounter any problems. The processor offers more than sufficient computing performance for office and Internet applications. The dedicated graphics core allows using computer games to a limited extent. This is also accompanied by good PC-Mark results.

The working memory (DDR4-3200) of the MSI laptop runs in dual-channel mode. Each of the two working memory slots is occupied by an 8-GB module. It is possible to expand the storage up to 64 GB.

Two working memory slots are available.
Two working memory slots are available.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4168 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4976 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5567 points
PCMark 10 Score
5288 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
5904 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
 
5904 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
5526 Points ∼94% -6%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5176 Points ∼88% -12%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
4662 Points ∼79% -21%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4258 Points ∼72% -28%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1001 - 9234, n=159)
4000 Points ∼68% -32%
Productivity
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
7994 Points ∼100% +1%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
7935 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
 
7935 Points ∼99% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
7457 Points ∼93% -6%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6827 Points ∼85% -14%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
6792 Points ∼85% -14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1407 - 9071, n=160)
6541 Points ∼82% -18%
Essentials
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
9808 Points ∼100% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
9395 Points ∼96% +10%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8966 Points ∼91% +5%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
8566 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
 
8566 Points ∼87% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2891 - 10539, n=160)
8046 Points ∼82% -6%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
8012 Points ∼82% -6%
Score
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
5500 Points ∼100% +4%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
5288 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
 
5288 Points ∼96% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
5225 Points ∼95% -1%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
5125 Points ∼93% -3%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
4887 Points ∼89% -8%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4403 Points ∼80% -17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1144 - 6514, n=161)
4231 Points ∼77% -20%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
5567 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
 
5567 Points ∼100% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
4812 Points ∼86% -14%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
4540 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2213 - 5681, n=327)
4348 Points ∼78% -22%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
4272 Points ∼77% -23%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
4900 Points ∼100% +18%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
4168 Points ∼85%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
 
4168 Points ∼85% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
3731 Points ∼76% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1371 - 5364, n=348)
3439 Points ∼70% -17%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
3357 Points ∼69% -19%

DPC Latencies

In our standardized Latency Monitor test (web surfing, 4K video reproduction, Prime95 high load) we were able to observe some conspicuous occurrences in the DPC latencies. The system does not appear to be suited for real-time video and audio processing.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
9855.5 μs * ∼100% -656%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
1303.9 μs * ∼13%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
1219 μs * ∼12% +7%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
773.2 μs * ∼8% +41%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
634.6 μs * ∼6% +51%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

A Phison 1-TB NVMe SSD (M.2-2280) connected via PCI Express 4, which delivers excellent transfer rates, serves as the system drive. It is possible to add a second NVMe SSD (M.2-2280), but the second M.2 slot "only" supports PCI Express 3.

An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive.
An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive.
There is a place for a second NVMe SSD.
There is a place for a second NVMe SSD.
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 4944 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2424 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 666.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 392.7 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2300 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2420 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 54.63 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 242.9 MB/s
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
SK Hynix PC611 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Apple SSD AP1024 7171
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-10%
-22%
-27%
-24%
-47%
Write 4K
242.9
159.5
-34%
123.3
-49%
55.54
-77%
109.97
-55%
71.98
-70%
Read 4K
54.63
53.14
-3%
41.85
-23%
16.21
-70%
43.44
-20%
34.01
-38%
Write Seq
2420
1723.02
-29%
2054
-15%
1959.24
-19%
1956.93
-19%
Read Seq
2300
2164.45
-6%
1617
-30%
1762.83
-23%
1614.53
-30%
Write 4K Q32T1
392.7
469.22
19%
413
5%
398.51
1%
341.64
-13%
390.24
-1%
Read 4K Q32T1
666.8
542.58
-19%
377.5
-43%
648.05
-3%
364.28
-45%
347.69
-48%
Write Seq Q32T1
2424
3055.2
26%
2705
12%
2726.7
12%
3081.3
27%
793.1
-67%
Read Seq Q32T1
4944
3295.9
-33%
3442
-30%
3241.6
-34%
3251.3
-34%
2143.3
-57%
AS SSD
-10%
-51%
-48%
-27%
-64%
Copy Game MB/s
1224.52
1446.82
18%
1000.64
-18%
1135
-7%
677.32
-45%
238.38
-81%
Copy Program MB/s
455.24
656.93
44%
627.12
38%
584
28%
509.31
12%
72.57
-84%
Copy ISO MB/s
2208.58
2094.27
-5%
1998.8
-9%
1995
-10%
1611.39
-27%
1088.28
-51%
Score Total
4207
4308
2%
2809
-33%
4317
3%
3706
-12%
1671
-60%
Score Write
1901
1711
-10%
981
-48%
2018
6%
1841
-3%
509
-73%
Score Read
1567
1767
13%
1222
-22%
1536
-2%
1252
-20%
794
-49%
Access Time Write *
0.019
0.031
-63%
0.096
-405%
0.095
-400%
0.037
-95%
0.036
-89%
Access Time Read *
0.05
0.063
-26%
0.057
-14%
0.122
-144%
0.058
-16%
0.085
-70%
4K-64 Write
1481.62
1474.45
0%
715.16
-52%
1748.84
18%
1617.62
9%
342.28
-77%
4K-64 Read
1144.64
1462.38
28%
967.36
-15%
1266.78
11%
1022.18
-11%
591.46
-48%
4K Write
208.86
139.51
-33%
117.63
-44%
39.88
-81%
101.16
-52%
101.94
-51%
4K Read
62.55
49.69
-21%
47.41
-24%
15.85
-75%
41.16
-34%
39.59
-37%
Seq Write
2101.29
974
-54%
1486.34
-29%
2288.6
9%
1221
-42%
649
-69%
Seq Read
3597
2553
-29%
2072.43
-42%
2531.3
-30%
1885.7
-48%
1633
-55%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-10% / -10%
-37% / -40%
-38% / -40%
-26% / -26%
-56% / -59%

* ... smaller is better

Constant Performance Reads: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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MSI Summit E15 A11SCST GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162: Ø4980 (4738.93-4996.25)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00 GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02: Ø3294 (3081.35-3309.82)
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB: Ø3427 (2904.41-3450.05)
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440 GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00: Ø3421 (3225.63-3428.42)
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0: Ø2181 (1795.4-2200.12)

Graphics Card

The dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 Ti-Max-Q graphics core belongs to the upper GPU midrange. This trimmed-for-efficiency version of the regular GTX 1650 Ti is designed for slim and light laptops. The GPU is accompanied by fast GDDR6 storage (4096 MB). The integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7-96EU GPU is active and the laptop uses Nvidia's Optimus switching graphics solution.

The 3D-Mark results range at a normal level for the GPU used here. The ThinkPad X1 Extreme, which is also equipped with the GeForce 1650 Ti-Max-Q graphics core, does slightly better. The "High Performance" profile only brings a minimal increase of the graphics performance, if the fans also run at maximum speeds (Cooler Boost) at the same time.

Fire Strike (mains operation, Balanced)
Fire Strike (mains operation, Balanced)
Fire Strike (battery operation, Balanced)
Fire Strike (battery operation, Balanced)
Fire Strike (mains operation, High Performance)
Fire Strike (mains operation, High Performance)
Fire Strike (mains operation, High Performance, Cooler Boost)
Fire Strike (mains operation, High Performance, Cooler Boost)
3DMark 11 Performance
11572 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
25005 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
7800 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
3330 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
14725 Points ∼100% +24%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-10875H
12865 Points ∼87% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
12275 Points ∼83% +3%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-1185G7
11904 Points ∼81%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  (11055 - 12275, n=6)
11665 Points ∼79% -2%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
11058 Points ∼75% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (352 - 26292, n=695)
3435 Points ∼23% -71%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-10875H
3601 Points ∼100% +14%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
3364 Points ∼93% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
3332 Points ∼93% +6%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-1185G7
3151 Points ∼88%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  (2982 - 3332, n=6)
3142 Points ∼87% 0%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
3010 Points ∼84% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (142 - 7372, n=115)
1779 Points ∼49% -44%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
653 Points ∼18% -79%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
10399 Points ∼100% +21%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-10875H
9930 Points ∼95% +16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
9105 Points ∼88% +6%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
8683 Points ∼83% +1%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-1185G7 (High Performance)
8585 Points ∼83% 0%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-1185G7
8564 Points ∼82%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  (8024 - 9105, n=8)
8491 Points ∼82% -1%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
8024 Points ∼77% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (337 - 19655, n=477)
3325 Points ∼32% -61%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
2158 Points ∼21% -75%

Gaming Performance

The Summit E15 brings all the games that we have in our database smoothly to the screen. In general, you can choose the Full-HD resolution and medium to high quality settings. Games with only moderate demands on the hardware allow for more. CPU-heavy games benefit from the "High Performance" profile.

While the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, which is equipped with the same GPU, is faring only slightly better than the Summitt E15 in the 3D Mark benchmarks, the advantage turns out significantly higher in parts in the gaming practice. The ThinkPad is able to profit from its two additional CPU cores here. 

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
68 (61min - 76max) fps ∼100% +24%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
66 fps ∼97% +20%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
65.6 (60min - 69max) fps ∼96% +19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  (52.6 - 66, n=7)
55.5 fps ∼82% +1%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
55 fps ∼81% 0%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
54.9 (49min - 60max) fps ∼81%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q (High Performance)
53.8 fps ∼79% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3.8 - 138, n=155)
34.1 fps ∼50% -38%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
10.7 (8min - 13max) fps ∼16% -81%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
120 (104.7min) fps ∼100% +12%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q (High Performance)
108 (89.9min) fps ∼90% +1%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
108 (91.3min) fps ∼90% +1%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
107 (87.2min) fps ∼89% 0%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
107 (92.3min) fps ∼89%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
106 (93min) fps ∼88% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  (101 - 110, n=8)
106 fps ∼88% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
101 (87.9min) fps ∼84% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (13.9 - 125, n=89)
65.7 fps ∼55% -39%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
30.5 (28.2min) fps ∼25% -71%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q (High Performance, Cooler Boost)
70.8 fps ∼100% +6%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q (High Performance)
70.6 fps ∼100% +6%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
67.5 fps ∼95% +1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  (60.5 - 72.3, n=8)
66.8 fps ∼94% 0%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
66.7 fps ∼94%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
63.3 fps ∼89% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
63.1 fps ∼89% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (9.28 - 84.3, n=67)
44.3 fps ∼63% -34%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
22.8 fps ∼32% -66%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
56 fps ∼100% +19%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
55 (47min - 71max) fps ∼98% +17%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  (47 - 56, n=3)
50.3 fps ∼90% +7%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q (High Performance)
48 (41min - 56max) fps ∼86% +2%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
47 (41min - 55max) fps ∼84%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6 - 74, n=28)
29.9 fps ∼53% -36%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 High Preset AA:SM
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
57 fps ∼100% +43%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
54 (46min - 88max) fps ∼95% +35%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
46 fps ∼81% +15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  (40 - 46, n=3)
43.3 fps ∼76% +8%
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
40 fps ∼70%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6 - 105, n=36)
32.7 fps ∼57% -18%

In order to evaluate whether the frame rates also remain fairly constant over a longer time period, we run the game "The Witcher 3" for about 60 minutes at Full-HD resolution and maximum quality settings without moving the gaming character. We do not notice a drop in the frame rates.

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MSI Summit E15 A11SCST GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162: Ø33.4 (29-38)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00 GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02: Ø36.1 (34-39)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171: Ø36.6 (34-40)
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440 GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00: Ø30.7 (28-36)
GPU measurements during our "The Witcher 3" test
GPU measurements during our "The Witcher 3" test
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 153.2 92 54.9 32.5 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 137 119 111 107 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 91.2 79.2 66.7 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 102 56 51 47 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 106 56 40 34 fps
Death Stranding (2020) 85.6 53.6 50.7 49.5 fps
Horizon Zero Dawn (2020) 80 42 35 32 fps
Serious Sam 4 (2020) 94.8 47.5 36.8 20.9 fps
Watch Dogs Legion (2020) 70 43 37 11 fps
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla (2020) 63 38 24 5 fps
Yakuza Like a Dragon (2020) 97.5 42.5 40.5 35.7 fps
Immortals Fenyx Rising (2020) 70 45 37 28 fps

Emissions - The MSI laptop gets hot under load

Noise Emissions

Across the whole load range, the noise development remains on a normal level for the hardware used here. In idle operation, the fans run constantly at low speeds, but they are not very noisy. Under load, we register a maximum noise level of 44 dB(A) (stress test) and 41 dB(A) (The Witcher 3 test). The noise level of the laptop can be reduced by using the "Silent" profile.

Noise Level

Idle
28 / 29 / 32 dB(A)
Load
43 / 44 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 24 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.140.232.135.340.12527.339.93134.1293133.336.239.638.236.34027.326.227.222.831.15038.537.338.116.137.66332.724.624.920.134.7803325.524.116.435.110022.620.62314.826.512528.826.828.617.631.41603126.225.615.631.320027.519.721.11527.225028.322.823.213.229.331527.617.71811.528.840024.315.214.211.724.950027.616.615.71127.463027.618.418.610.928.280027.518.91711.328100029.320.918.41130.5125031.42319.711.332.1160031.622.519.511.434.1200031.721.918.411.432.7250032.321.616.11233.1315033.519.814.712.434.3400035.119.213.912.835.3500028.616.313.512.629.4630024.314.713.312.925800023.314.313.312.923.51000019.513.412.912.719.41250017.913.11312.416.81600016.714.113.711.814.7SPL42.83229.224.243.7N4.11.5