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MSI Vector GP66 12UGS laptop review: 150 W TGP GeForce RTX 3070 Ti sweet spot

From Leopard to Vector. The 15.6-inch GP66 series has been refreshed this year with new processors, new displays, and a new name. Performance is impressive on all fronts, but you'll have to make the choice between higher fan noise or warmer temperatures when gaming.

MSI was one of the first major players to make available 12th gen Alder Lake-H gaming laptops earlier last month. Though the new MSI models are almost visually identical to last year's 11th gen models, they carry with them faster CPUs and GPUs as well as new display options that enthusiasts can appreciate.

The unit in review today is the Vector GP66 which succeeds last year's GP66 Leopard. Our specific configuration with the Core i9-12900H CPU, 150 W GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU, 32 GB RAM, 360 Hz 1080p IPS display, and 1 TB NVMe SSD can be found online for about $2400 USD. Other SKUs are available with the RTX 3060, RTX 3080, QHD 165 Hz or FHD 144 Hz display, or Core i7-12700H instead.

Alternatives to the MSI Vector include other upper midrange 15.6-inch gaming laptops like the Asus ROG Strix series, Razer Blade 15 Base Model, Dell G15 series, or the Lenovo Legion S7 series. The MSI Vector should not be confused with the Maingear Vector.

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MSI Vector GP66 12UGS (GP66 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-12900H 14 x 1.8 - 5 GHz, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 1485 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz ( including 150 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 511.79, MSHybrid
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR4-3200, 22-22-22-52, Dual-Channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE NE156FHM-NZ3, IPS, BOE0989, glossy: no, 360 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm microphone, 3.5 mm headphones
Networking
Realtek RTL8125 2.5GBe Family Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.4 x 358 x 267 ( = 0.92 x 14.09 x 10.51 in)
Battery
65 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MSI Center, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.314 kg ( = 81.62 oz / 5.1 pounds), Power Supply: 992 g ( = 34.99 oz / 2.19 pounds)
Price
USD 2400
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.9 %
03/2022
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.3 kg23.4 mm15.60"1920x1080
85.4 %
12/2021
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg23.4 mm15.60"1920x1080
79.2 %
09/2021
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg25 mm15.60"1920x1080
85.9 %
06/2021
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg24.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
85.5 %
03/2021
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg19.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
84.7 %
06/2021
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg22.85 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case

MSI redesigned its GP66 early last year and so it's still too early for another visual refresh. Thus, we recommend checking out our existing reviews on the GP66 with 10th gen Intel and GP66 with 11th gen Intel as most of our comments on the chassis still apply for our GP66 12th gen Intel model here. There are still some minor differences regarding the ports, however, which we will go over in the next section.

The lack of any major changes means that the 2022 Vector GP66 still suffers from the same flaws that we found on our 2021 GP66 Leopard. In particular, the front edge piece of our unit would sometimes become loose to leave less-than-positive first impressions. The visual design is otherwise a sleeker and more subtle derivative of the larger GE or GT series.

Speaker grilles along the left and right edges
Speaker grilles along the left and right edges
Lid opened to maximum angle (~140 degrees)
Lid opened to maximum angle (~140 degrees)
360 Hz at 1080p is one of the new display options available
360 Hz at 1080p is one of the new display options available
Sharper edges and corners with new "jet-engine" rear when compared to the older GP65 design
Sharper edges and corners with new "jet-engine" rear when compared to the older GP65 design
The GP66 has a larger footprint than the older GP65, but this allows for much more powerful CPUs and GPUs at higher TDP and TGP ratings
The GP66 has a larger footprint than the older GP65, but this allows for much more powerful CPUs and GPUs at higher TDP and TGP ratings
More ventilation than on most other midrange gaming laptops to aid in heat dissipation
More ventilation than on most other midrange gaming laptops to aid in heat dissipation

Size Comparison

359 mm / 14.1 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.3 kg4.97 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.3 kg5 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 267 mm / 10.5 inch 23.4 mm / 0.921 inch 2.3 kg5.1 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 267 mm / 10.5 inch 23.4 mm / 0.921 inch 2.3 kg5.08 lbs356.2 mm / 14 inch 272.5 mm / 10.7 inch 22.85 mm / 0.9 inch 2.5 kg5.42 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.1 kg4.61 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity

Port options are slightly different than what was offered on the GP66 Leopard. For one, the USB-C port that was along the rear of the GP66 Leopard is now along the left edge for easier access. Additionally, a mini-DisplayPort has been added for increased compatibility with external monitors supporting adaptive sync.

Note that the USB-C port continues to not support Thunderbolt. Users will have to upgrade to the pricier MSI GS, GE, or GT series for such a feature.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1
Right: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1
Rear: Mini-DisplayPort, 2.5 Gbps RJ-45, HDMI 2.0, AC adapter
Rear: Mini-DisplayPort, 2.5 Gbps RJ-45, HDMI 2.0, AC adapter
Left: Kensington Lock, USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1, USB-C 3.2 Gen. 2 w/ DisplayPort, 3.5 mm combo audio
Left: Kensington Lock, USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1, USB-C 3.2 Gen. 2 w/ DisplayPort, 3.5 mm combo audio

Communication

The Intel AX211 allows for Wi-Fi 6E connectivity at 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz bands. We experienced no connectivity issues when paired to our Netgear RAX200 test router
The Intel AX211 allows for Wi-Fi 6E connectivity at 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz bands. We experienced no connectivity issues when paired to our Netgear RAX200 test router
Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1603 (1249min - 1664max) MBit/s ∼100% +7%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1501 (755min - 1562max) MBit/s ∼94%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1409 (1308min - 1550max) MBit/s ∼88% -6%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1371 (925min - 1499max) MBit/s ∼86% -9%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1066 (902min - 1102max) MBit/s ∼67% -29%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
MediaTek MT7921
787 (675min - 851max) MBit/s ∼49% -48%
iperf3 receive AX12
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1520 (1485min - 1556max) MBit/s ∼100% +4%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1462 (1366min - 1531max) MBit/s ∼96%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1358 (1242min - 1548max) MBit/s ∼89% -7%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1330 (711min - 1563max) MBit/s ∼88% -9%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1037 (502min - 1055max) MBit/s ∼68% -29%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
MediaTek MT7921
878 (827min - 896max) MBit/s ∼58% -40%
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MSI Vector GP66 12UGS; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1462 (1366-1531)
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1476 (755-1562)

Webcam

The camera remains 720p and with no support for IR or Windows Hello. MSI laptops continue to use an electronic shutter instead of a physical shutter unlike on most Ultrabooks or business laptops.

ColorChecker
9.7 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
16 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
9 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
0 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
8 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Vector GP66 12UGS: 12.87 ∆E min: 0 - max: 23.58 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom panel is secured by 11 Philips screws with none underneath any rubber footing for easier servicing. Note that a 'factory seal' sticker must be broken, however.

Internal layout is essentially identical to the GP66 Leopard as shown below. Users have direct access to both SODIMM slots and both M.2 2280 PCIe4 x4 slots. Higher-end laptops like the GM7AG8P may come with support for faster DDR5 RAM instead.

Vector GP66
Vector GP66
GP66 Leopard for comparison
GP66 Leopard for comparison

Accessories and Warranty

There are no extras in the box other than the AC adapter or paperwork. The usual one-year limited warranty applies in the U.S..

Input Devices

Keyboard and Touchpad

The per-key RGB lighting keyboard and clickpad (10.5 x 6.5 cm) remain unchanged from the original 2020 GP66 Leopard. Though the typing experience is satisfactory if not a little on the soft side, clicking on the clickpad continues to be too spongy. Cursor control was easier on the older GP65 as it integrated physical mouse buttons that were dropped when transitioning to the GP66 design.

Display

The Vector GP66 is the first laptop in our database to come with the 360 Hz BOE NE156FHM-NZ3 IPS panel in contrast to the 144 Hz LG LP156WFG-SPB3 IPS panel on our older GP66 Leopard. The BOE panel offers both faster refresh rates and gray-to-gray response times while maintaining the same full sRGB coverage and contrast ratio as the aforementioned LG panel. Maximum brightness is slightly lower but not by noticeable margins. It's a high-end panel fit for an upper midrange gaming PC.

Keep in mind that MSI is also offering a slower 144 Hz option on less expensive SKUs of the Vector GP66. Colors on this 144 Hz panel are significantly worse at only ~60 percent of sRGB and so it may be wise to avoid these SKUs if display quality is a priority.

No edge-to-edge touchscreen or other resolutions available other than 1080p
No edge-to-edge touchscreen or other resolutions available other than 1080p
Narrow side bezels with thicker top and bottom bezels
Narrow side bezels with thicker top and bottom bezels
Moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the top left corner
Moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the top left corner
Minimal graininess on the matte overlay
Minimal graininess on the matte overlay
332.5
cd/m²
332
cd/m²
314.5
cd/m²
318.7
cd/m²
353.1
cd/m²
311.9
cd/m²
299.9
cd/m²
354.7
cd/m²
305.9
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE NE156FHM-NZ3
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 354.7 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 324.8 cd/m² Minimum: 17.74 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 353.1 cd/m²
Contrast: 929:1 (Black: 0.38 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.24 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 1.02
ΔE Greyscale 4 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
72.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.5% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
70.1% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.24
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
BOE NE156FHM-NZ3, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
LGD0625 (LP156WFG-SPB3), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
AU Optronics B156HAN08.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Chi Mei N156HRA-EA1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
BOE NV156FHM-N4K, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
B156HAN, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
-6%
-7%
-39%
-8%
Display P3 Coverage
70.1
65.2
-7%
65.4
-7%
41.9
-40%
64.3
-8%
sRGB Coverage
99.5
95.8
-4%
91.3
-8%
62.9
-37%
91.8
-8%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
72.1
66
-8%
66.7
-7%
43.3
-40%
65.5
-9%
Response Times
-77%
-23%
-258%
-28%
22%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
5.8 ?(3.4, 2.4)
14 ?(7, 7)
-141%
7.4 ?(3.8, 3.6)
-28%
28.4 ?(15.6, 12.8)
-390%
8.8 ?(4.4, 4.4)
-52%
4 ?(1.2, 2.8)
31%
Response Time Black / White *
9.6 ?(5.2, 4.4)
10.8 ?(6.2, 4.6)
-13%
11.2 ?(6, 5.2)
-17%
21.6 ?(11.6, 10)
-125%
10 ?(5.6, 4.4)
-4%
8.4 ?(4.4, 4)
12%
PWM Frequency
1000 ?(99)
Screen
-21%
-30%
-71%
-32%
2%
Brightness middle
353.1
390
10%
307
-13%
268.3
-24%
317.2
-10%
329
-7%
Brightness
325
362
11%
321
-1%
257
-21%
306
-6%
321
-1%
Brightness Distribution
85
87
2%
83
-2%
84
-1%
89
5%
92
8%
Black Level *
0.38
0.41
-8%
0.27
29%
0.34
11%
0.31
18%
0.27
29%
Contrast
929
951
2%
1137
22%
789
-15%
1023
10%
1219
31%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.24
2.66
-19%
4.67
-108%
5.05
-125%
4.37
-95%
2.78
-24%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5
7.14
-43%
7.53
-51%
15.43
-209%
6.62
-32%
4.88
2%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.02
2.56
-151%
2.41
-136%
3.21
-215%
2.67
-162%
1.63
-60%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4
3.63
9%
4.5
-13%
5.5
-38%
4.5
-13%
2.5
37%
Gamma
2.24 98%
2.57 86%
2.276 97%
2.35 94%
2.4 92%
2.106 104%
CCT
6864 95%
6894 94%
6824 95%
7392 88%
7418 88%
6201 105%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
59.2
76
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
91.4
99
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-35% / -26%
-20% / -24%
-123% / -91%
-23% / -26%
12% / 5%

* ... smaller is better

The panel covers all of sRGB and even a bit more of AdobeRGB when compared to panels on the GF66 Katana or GP66 Leopard. We're glad to see a high quality panel here as opposed to the Chi Mei on the Asus TUF Gaming F15 that covers a significantly narrower gamut.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. DCI-P3
vs. DCI-P3

The display is decently calibrated out-of-the-box even though its color temperature could be slightly warmer. An X-Rite colorimeter calibration addresses this to improve the average grayscale and color DeltaE values from 4 and 2.24 to just 1.8 and 1.02, respectively.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

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
9.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.2 ms rise
↘ 4.4 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 16 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
5.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3.4 ms rise
↘ 2.4 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 9 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

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

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19454 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade only from extreme angles
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade only from extreme angles
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade. Viewability has not changed significantly from last year's GP66 Leopard
Outdoors under shade. Viewability has not changed significantly from last year's GP66 Leopard
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight

Performance

Testing Conditions

Our unit was set to Extreme Performance mode with the discrete GPU active via the MSI Center software for the highest possible scores. We highly recommend users become familiar with this software as many important features are toggled here including MSHybrid, hardware monitoring, HDR, and other QoL settings. For keyboard lighting effects, users must rely on the pre-installed SteelSeries GG software.

A reboot is required if switching between MSHybrid and discrete GPU modes.

Processor

The Core i9-12900H is about 25 percent and 35 percent faster in single-threaded and multi-threaded applications, respectively, when compared to the last generation Core i7-11800H as found on the GP66 Leopard. Overall performance can even outpace the more power-hungry desktop Core i9-11900K. The AMD Zen 3 H-series previously held the performance crown prior to the launch of Intel's Alder Lake-H series.

More information on the Alder Lake can be found on our overview of the platform here.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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MSI Vector GP66 12UGS Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø2372 (2349.62-2449.33)
MSI GE76 Raider Intel Core i9-12900HK: Ø2722 (2660.99-2908.88)
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K: Ø3987 (3920.42-4037.55)
Gigabyte A5 X1 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2143 (2094.46-2151.12)
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH Intel Core i9-11900H: Ø1923 (1832.59-2147.65)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | 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
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
10240 Points ∼100% +55%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
6594 Points ∼64%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (2922 - 7471, n=19)
5909 Points ∼58% -10%
MSI MEG Z590 ACE
Intel Core i9-11900K
5847 Points ∼57% -11%
Eurocom Nightsky ARX315
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
5158 Points ∼50% -22%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H
4810 Points ∼47% -27%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
4669 Points ∼46% -29%
MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4663 Points ∼46% -29%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
4529 Points ∼44% -31%
Alienware m15 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3915 Points ∼38% -41%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
3505 Points ∼34% -47%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
2632 Points ∼26% -60%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
766 Points ∼100% +5%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
730 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (653 - 738, n=19)
713 Points ∼93% -2%
MSI MEG Z590 ACE
Intel Core i9-11900K
632 Points ∼83% -13%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
618 Points ∼81% -15%
Eurocom Nightsky ARX315
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
598 Points ∼78% -18%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H
582 Points ∼76% -20%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
577 Points ∼75% -21%
MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
554 Points ∼72% -24%
Alienware m15 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
477 Points ∼62% -35%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
476 Points ∼62% -35%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
474 Points ∼62% -35%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
27005 Points ∼100% +61%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
16812 (15129.6min - 16812.1max) Points ∼62%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (7647 - 19648, n=19)
15749 Points ∼58% -6%
MSI MEG Z590 ACE
Intel Core i9-11900K
15186 Points ∼56% -10%
Eurocom Nightsky ARX315
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
13230 (13070.6min - 13229.7max) Points ∼49% -21%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H
12563 Points ∼47% -25%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
12247 (11482min - 12246.8max) Points ∼45% -27%
MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
12083 Points ∼45% -28%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
11746 Points ∼43% -30%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
6852 Points ∼25% -59%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
1998 Points ∼100% +6%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
1887 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1698 - 1921, n=19)
1841 Points ∼92% -2%
MSI MEG Z590 ACE
Intel Core i9-11900K
1636 Points ∼82% -13%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1596 Points ∼80% -15%
Eurocom Nightsky ARX315
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1530 Points ∼77% -19%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H
1522 Points ∼76% -19%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1449 Points ∼73% -23%
MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1415 Points ∼71% -25%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
1216 Points ∼61% -36%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
4057 Points ∼100% +66%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1561 - 3077, n=19)
2562 Points ∼63% +5%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
2449 (2349.62min - 2449.33max) Points ∼60%
MSI MEG Z590 ACE
Intel Core i9-11900K
2397 (2382.94min - 2396.79max) Points ∼59% -2%
Eurocom Nightsky ARX315
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
2252 (2223.83min - 2252.38max) Points ∼56% -8%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2093 (2068.68min - 2093.36max) Points ∼52% -15%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H
2012 (1886.79min - 2011.67max) Points ∼50% -18%
MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1985 (1963.86min - 1985.21max) Points ∼49% -19%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1827 (1695.06min - 1826.82max) Points ∼45% -25%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
1623 Points ∼40% -34%
Alienware m15 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1606 (1501.78min - 1606.36max) Points ∼40% -34%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
1208 Points ∼30% -51%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
286 Points ∼100% +5%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
273 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (243 - 277, n=20)
265 Points ∼93% -3%
MSI MEG Z590 ACE
Intel Core i9-11900K
256 Points ∼90% -6%
Eurocom Nightsky ARX315
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
250 Points ∼87% -8%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
241 Points ∼84% -12%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
239 Points ∼84% -12%
MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
229 Points ∼80% -16%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H
229 Points ∼80% -16%
Alienware m15 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
202 Points ∼71% -26%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
199 Points ∼70% -27%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
198 Points ∼69% -27%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
411 Seconds * ∼100% -109%
Alienware m15 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
279 Seconds * ∼68% -42%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
261 Seconds * ∼64% -32%
MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
257 Seconds * ∼63% -30%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H
244 Seconds * ∼59% -24%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
241 Seconds * ∼59% -22%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (160 - 415, n=19)
218 Seconds * ∼53% -11%
Eurocom Nightsky ARX315
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
211 Seconds * ∼51% -7%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
197 Seconds * ∼48%
MSI MEG Z590 ACE
Intel Core i9-11900K
196.7 Seconds * ∼48% -0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
121.1 Seconds * ∼29% +39%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
97671 MIPS ∼100% +46%
Eurocom Nightsky ARX315
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
76063 MIPS ∼78% +14%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
66678 MIPS ∼68%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (37614 - 73489, n=19)
62806 MIPS ∼64% -6%
MSI MEG Z590 ACE
Intel Core i9-11900K
61738 MIPS ∼63% -7%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
58752 MIPS ∼60% -12%
MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
56348 MIPS ∼58% -15%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H
53564 MIPS ∼55% -20%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
50060 MIPS ∼51% -25%
Alienware m15 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
48838 MIPS ∼50% -27%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
36430 MIPS ∼37% -45%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
6571 MIPS ∼100% +8%
Eurocom Nightsky ARX315
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
6506 MIPS ∼99% +7%
MSI MEG Z590 ACE
Intel Core i9-11900K
6328 MIPS ∼96% +4%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
6071 MIPS ∼92%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (5302 - 6120, n=19)
5857 MIPS ∼89% -4%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
5755 MIPS ∼88% -5%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5737 MIPS ∼87% -6%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H
5569 MIPS ∼85% -8%
MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5508 MIPS ∼84% -9%
Alienware m15 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5437 MIPS ∼83% -10%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
5310 MIPS ∼81% -13%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
17854 Points ∼100% +44%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (8519 - 14376, n=19)
12384 Points ∼69% 0%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
12382 Points ∼69%
MSI MEG Z590 ACE
Intel Core i9-11900K
10709 Points ∼60% -14%
Eurocom Nightsky ARX315
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
9669 Points ∼54% -22%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H
9379 Points ∼53% -24%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8689 Points ∼49% -30%
MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8266 Points ∼46% -33%
Alienware m15 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
7789 Points ∼44% -37%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
6586 Points ∼37% -47%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
2042 Points ∼100% +8%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
1883 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1647 - 1892, n=19)
1824 Points ∼89% -3%
MSI MEG Z590 ACE
Intel Core i9-11900K
1784 Points ∼87% -5%
Eurocom Nightsky ARX315
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1579 Points ∼77% -16%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H
1578 Points ∼77% -16%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1561 Points ∼76% -17%
MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1492 Points ∼73% -21%
Alienware m15 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1316 Points ∼64% -30%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
1296 Points ∼63% -31%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
30 fps ∼100% +52%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
19.8 fps ∼66%
MSI MEG Z590 ACE
Intel Core i9-11900K
19.3 fps ∼64% -3%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (9.16 - 22.5, n=19)
17.8 fps ∼59% -10%
Eurocom Nightsky ARX315
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
17.2 fps ∼57% -13%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.6 fps ∼52% -21%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H
15.5 fps ∼52% -22%
MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
15.2 fps ∼51% -23%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
14.2 fps ∼47% -28%
Alienware m15 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
13.1 fps ∼44% -34%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
9.82 fps ∼33% -50%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
55.9 s * ∼100% -39%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
55.8 s * ∼100% -38%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
52.9 s * ∼95% -31%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
52.2 s * ∼93% -30%
Alienware m15 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
49.3 s * ∼88% -22%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H
48.6 s * ∼87% -21%
Eurocom Nightsky ARX315
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
47.4 s * ∼85% -18%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (38 - 59.8, n=19)
43 s * ∼77% -7%
MSI MEG Z590 ACE
Intel Core i9-11900K
41.7 s * ∼75% -3%
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
40.6 s * ∼73% -1%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
40.3 s * ∼72%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.58 sec * ∼100% -38%
Alienware m15 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.578 sec * ∼100% -37%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.566 sec * ∼98% -34%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
0.544 sec * ∼94% -29%
MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.52 sec * ∼90% -23%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4969 sec * ∼86% -18%
Eurocom Nightsky ARX315
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
0.4905 sec * ∼85% -16%
MSI MEG Z590 ACE
Intel Core i9-11900K
0.4891 sec * ∼84% -16%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (0.4218 - 0.5, n=19)
0.447 sec * ∼77% -6%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.4218 sec * ∼73%
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
0.4216 sec * ∼73% -0%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2449 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
223 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
273 Points
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Performance Rating
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
85.5 pt ∼86%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
85 pt ∼85%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
 
75.8 pt ∼76%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
71 pt ∼71%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220 -9!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM -9!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
14722 KRay/s ∼100% +73%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
14245 KRay/s ∼97% +67%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (4074 - 18289, n=19)
10420 KRay/s ∼71% +23%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
8506 KRay/s ∼58%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
88952 Points ∼100% +130%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
61519 Points ∼69% +59%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (22307 - 93236, n=19)
50920 Points ∼57% +32%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
38603 Points ∼43%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
4129 MB/s ∼100% +36%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1378 - 4215, n=19)
3070 MB/s ∼74% +1%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3055 MB/s ∼74% +1%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3031 MB/s ∼73%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
106194 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (78668 - 111168, n=19)
102970 Points ∼97% -3%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
95789 Points ∼90% -10%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
91941 Points ∼87% -13%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
11665 Points ∼100% +20%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
9787 Points ∼84% 0%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9756 Points ∼84%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (5709 - 10407, n=19)
9290 Points ∼80% -5%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
45972 Points ∼100% +99%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
36578 Points ∼80% +59%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (11257 - 45581, n=19)
27124 Points ∼59% +18%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
23055 Points ∼50%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
147287 MB/s ∼100% +52%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
119968 MB/s ∼81% +24%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
96687 MB/s ∼66%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (31935 - 140758, n=19)
84302 MB/s ∼57% -13%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1081 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (449 - 1193, n=19)
962 MB/s ∼89% -11%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
784 MB/s ∼73% -27%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
782 MB/s ∼72% -28%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
7926 KRay/s ∼100% +62%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
7532 KRay/s ∼95% +54%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (2235 - 10511, n=19)
5844 KRay/s ∼74% +20%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
4883 KRay/s ∼62%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (20960 - 48269, n=19)
36656 MPixel/s ∼100% +34%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
27416 MPixel/s ∼75%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
23153 MPixel/s ∼63% -16%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
14784 MPixel/s ∼40% -46%

System Performance

PCMark results are some of the highest in our database at just over 8000 points. The MSI Raider GE76 equipped with the unlocked Core i9-12900HK and faster GeForce RTX 3080 Ti would return essentially identical scores to our GP66.

It's worth noting that we experienced wake and sleep issues with our test unit where the screen would sometimes remain black when switching between GPU modes or when entering sleep mode. A hard reboot would then be required.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 / Score
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
8004 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (7087 - 8004, n=3)
7665 Points ∼96% -4%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7066 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6865 Points ∼86% -14%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
6666 Points ∼83% -17%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
6465 Points ∼81% -19%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6378 Points ∼80% -20%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
10943 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (10266 - 10943, n=3)
10639 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
10522 Points ∼96% -4%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10208 Points ∼93% -7%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
10144 Points ∼93% -7%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
9589 Points ∼88% -12%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
9248 Points ∼85% -15%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
10141 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9402 - 10424, n=3)
9989 Points ∼99% -1%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
9217 Points ∼91% -9%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8913 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
8859 Points ∼87% -13%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8784 Points ∼87% -13%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8281 Points ∼82% -18%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
12541 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (10009 - 12541, n=3)
11519 Points ∼92% -8%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10677 Points ∼85% -15%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
9431 Points ∼75% -25%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9423 Points ∼75% -25%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8582 Points ∼68% -32%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8381 Points ∼67% -33%
PCMark 10 Score
8004 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (34438 - 74264, n=19)
58557 MB/s ∼100% +29%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
45395 MB/s ∼78%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
43938 MB/s ∼75% -3%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
37687 MB/s ∼64% -17%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (36365 - 74642, n=19)
60786 MB/s ∼100% +24%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
50013 MB/s ∼82% +2%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
49035 MB/s ∼81%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
44146 MB/s ∼73% -10%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (32276 - 65518, n=19)
57631 MB/s ∼100% +23%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
46932 MB/s ∼81%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
45566 MB/s ∼79% -3%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
35891 MB/s ∼62% -24%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
92.6 ns * ∼100% -2%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
90.6 ns * ∼98%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (91.2 - 118.1, n=18)
83.8 ns * ∼90% +8%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
78.2 ns * ∼84% +14%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

LatencyMon reveals DPC issues when opening multiple browser tabs on our homepage. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is otherwise smooth with only 3 dropped frames during our minute-long video test.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
3882 μs * ∼100%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1431 μs * ∼37% +63%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
953 μs * ∼25% +75%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
829 μs * ∼21% +79%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
638 μs * ∼16% +84%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
428.6 μs * ∼11% +89%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Our test unit comes equipped with the budget 1 TB Micron 2450 MTFDKBA1T0TFK PCIe4 x4 NVMe SSD. Unlike many other PCIe4 x4 SSDs that can reach transfer rates north of 7000 MB/s, the 1 TB Micron 2450 only promises up to 3500 MB/s read and 3000 MB/s write to be comparable to most PCIe3 x4 SSDs instead. Of course, users can still swap out or install a faster PCIe4 x4 drive if desired much like what was included on our GP66 Leopard. Higher-end MSI models like the GT or GS series are more likely to come with faster PCIe4 drives from Samsung.

The drive in our sample would exhibit no issues maintaining its maximum read rate of 3500 MB/s for extended periods.

CDM 8
CDM 8
AS SSD
AS SSD
Up to two M.2 PCIe4 x4 M.2 2280 NVMe SSDs are supported in RAID 0/1 configuration
Up to two M.2 PCIe4 x4 M.2 2280 NVMe SSDs are supported in RAID 0/1 configuration
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3618 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3452 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 911 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 630 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2295 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 3456 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 72.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 340.6 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
95.2 pt ∼95%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
71.4 pt ∼71%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
53.9 pt ∼54%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
51.1 pt ∼51%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
38.7 pt ∼39%
Global Average -3
 
32.1 pt ∼32%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
25.9 pt ∼26%
DiskSpd
seq read
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4608 (4598.43min - 4608.49max) MB/s ∼100% +117%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2178 (2156.08min - 2177.89max) MB/s ∼47% +3%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
2119 (2058.22min - 2119.13max) MB/s ∼46%
Global Average -3
  (201 - 5568, n=1094)
2019 MB/s ∼44% -5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1726 (1693.24min - 1725.96max) MB/s ∼37% -19%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1389 (1363.15min - 1388.73max) MB/s ∼30% -34%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1389 (1363.15min - 1388.73max) MB/s ∼30% -34%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1174 (1165.36min - 1173.99max) MB/s ∼25% -45%
seq write
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4304 (4297.69min - 4303.57max) MB/s ∼100% +26%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
3405 (3386.69min - 3404.63max) MB/s ∼79%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2084 (2056.68min - 2083.94max) MB/s ∼48% -39%
Global Average -3
  (56.3 - 7889, n=1094)
2014 MB/s ∼47% -41%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1520 (983.77min - 1519.6max) MB/s ∼35% -55%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1424 (1322.88min - 1423.97max) MB/s ∼33% -58%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1157 (1145.25min - 1157.21max) MB/s ∼27% -66%
seq q8 t1 read
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6670 (5988min - 6670.2max) MB/s ∼100% +87%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
3563 (3099.47min - 3563.48max) MB/s ∼53%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
3539 (3185.08min - 3539.15max) MB/s ∼53% -1%
Global Average -3
  (200 - 13195, n=1094)
3291 MB/s ∼49% -8%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2896 (2755.6min - 2896.46max) MB/s ∼43% -19%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
2314 (1882.82min - 2314max) MB/s ∼35% -35%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
2008 (1855.77min - 2007.99max) MB/s ∼30% -44%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
2008 (1855.77min - 2007.99max) MB/s ∼30% -44%
seq q8 t1 write
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4933 (4925.79min - 4932.71max) MB/s ∼100% +43%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
3448 (3378.51min - 3448.14max) MB/s ∼70%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
3008 (2757.96min - 3007.74max) MB/s ∼61% -13%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2727 (2698.62min - 2726.93max) MB/s ∼55% -21%
Global Average -3
  (57 - 10261, n=1094)
2459 MB/s ∼50% -29%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1449 (1364.2min - 1448.71max) MB/s ∼29% -58%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1194 (1186.5min - 1194.12max) MB/s ∼24% -65%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1194 (1186.5min - 1194.12max) MB/s ∼24% -65%
4k q1 t1 read
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
93 (91.02min - 93.04max) MB/s ∼100% +34%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
69.5 (66.71min - 69.49max) MB/s ∼75%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
65.9 (65.76min - 65.93max) MB/s ∼71% -5%
Global Average -3
  (5.67 - 361, n=1094)
56 MB/s ∼60% -19%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
48.3 (47.05min - 48.34max) MB/s ∼52% -31%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
45.5 (45.42min - 45.51max) MB/s ∼49% -35%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
29.9 (29.8min - 29.9max) MB/s ∼32% -57%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
29.9 (29.8min - 29.9max) MB/s ∼32% -57%
4k q1 t1 write
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
408 (406.25min - 408.46max) MB/s ∼100%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
237 (236.29min - 237.08max) MB/s ∼58% -42%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
169 (168.56min - 169.29max) MB/s ∼41% -59%
Global Average -3
  (13.8 - 425, n=1092)
153.7 MB/s ∼38% -62%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
121 (117.79min - 121.25max) MB/s ∼30% -70%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
114 (109.08min - 113.92max) MB/s ∼28% -72%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
113 (111.76min - 112.63max) MB/s ∼28% -72%
4k q32 t16 read
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4183 (4180.32min - 4183.47max) MB/s ∼100% +127%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
1844 (1840.41min - 1844.18max) MB/s ∼44%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1301 (981.55min - 1301max) MB/s ∼31% -29%
Global Average -3
  (26 - 4483, n=1093)
1254 MB/s ∼30% -32%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1151 (1148.11min - 1150.55max) MB/s ∼28% -38%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
725 (711.04min - 724.91max) MB/s ∼17% -61%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
493 (490.65min - 493.09max) MB/s ∼12% -73%
4k q32 t16 write
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3549 (3537.38min - 3548.54max) MB/s ∼100% +6%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
3354 (3320.28min - 3353.86max) MB/s ∼95%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2146 (2000.31min - 2145.93max) MB/s ∼60% -36%
Global Average -3
  (13.1 - 4546, n=1093)
1116 MB/s ∼31% -67%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
891 (867.07min - 891.14max) MB/s ∼25% -73%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
497 (490.94min - 497.29max) MB/s ∼14% -85%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
416 (408.24min - 415.63max) MB/s ∼12% -88%
AS SSD
Score Total
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8764 Points ∼100% +43%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
6130 Points ∼70%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5015 Points ∼57% -18%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
4869 Points ∼56% -21%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
3136 Points ∼36% -49%
Global Average -3
  (2 - 9510, n=2806)
2422 Points ∼28% -60%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1033 Points ∼12% -83%
Score Read
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3353 Points ∼100% +67%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
2008 Points ∼60%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1890 Points ∼56% -6%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1597 Points ∼48% -20%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1506 Points ∼45% -25%
Global Average -3
  (2 - 3634, n=2807)
967 Points ∼29% -52%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
478 Points ∼14% -76%
Score Write
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3755 Points ∼100% +22%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
3087 Points ∼82%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2508 Points ∼67% -19%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2170 Points ∼58% -30%
Global Average -3
  (2 - 5665, n=2807)
986 Points ∼26% -68%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
918 Points ∼24% -70%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
387 Points ∼10% -87%
Seq Read
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5189 MB/s ∼100% +68%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
3080 MB/s ∼59%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2873 MB/s ∼55% -7%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2401 MB/s ∼46% -22%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
2082 MB/s ∼40% -32%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1978 MB/s ∼38% -36%
Global Average -3
  (2 - 9971, n=3022)
1548 MB/s ∼30% -50%
Seq Write
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3941 MB/s ∼100% +31%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
2997 MB/s ∼76%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2087 MB/s ∼53% -30%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1619 MB/s ∼41% -46%
Global Average -3
  (2 - 8590, n=3026)
1023 MB/s ∼26% -66%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
825 MB/s ∼21% -72%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
308.3 MB/s ∼8% -90%
4K Read
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
84.8 MB/s ∼100% +21%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
70 MB/s ∼83%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
57.5 MB/s ∼68% -18%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
49.58 MB/s ∼58% -29%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
42.41 MB/s ∼50% -39%
Global Average -3
  (2 - 314, n=3016)
38.2 MB/s ∼45% -45%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
24.04 MB/s ∼28% -66%
4K Write
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
352 MB/s ∼100%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
208.8 MB/s ∼59% -41%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
149.6 MB/s ∼43% -57%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
113.7 MB/s ∼32% -68%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
98.8 MB/s ∼28% -72%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
98.3 MB/s ∼28% -72%
Global Average -3
  (2 - 366, n=3016)
98.1 MB/s ∼28% -72%
4K-64 Read
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2749 MB/s ∼100% +69%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
1630 MB/s ∼59%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1601 MB/s ∼58% -2%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1255 MB/s ∼46% -23%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1252 MB/s ∼46% -23%
Global Average -3
  (2 - 2966, n=3015)
721 MB/s ∼26% -56%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
256.5 MB/s ∼9% -84%
4K-64 Write
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3152 MB/s ∼100% +29%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
2435 MB/s ∼77%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2196 MB/s ∼70% -10%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1862 MB/s ∼59% -24%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
738 MB/s ∼23% -70%
Global Average -3
  (2 - 5085, n=3013)
728 MB/s ∼23% -70%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
242.8 MB/s ∼8% -90%
Access Time Read
Global Average -3
  (0.012 - 33, n=2948)
0.738 ms * ∼100% -2136%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
0.15 ms * ∼20% -355%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
0.109 ms * ∼15% -230%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
0.06 ms * ∼8% -82%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
0.04 ms * ∼5% -21%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.035 ms * ∼5% -6%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
0.033 ms * ∼4%
Access Time Write
Global Average -3
  (0.012 - 60.7, n=2989)
0.627 ms * ∼100% -48%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
 
0.425 ms * ∼68%
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
0.353 ms * ∼56% +17%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
0.17 ms * ∼27% +60%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
0.11 ms * ∼18% +74%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
0.082 ms * ∼13% +81%
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-028
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.02 ms * ∼3% +95%

* ... smaller is better

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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MSI Vector GP66 12UGS: Ø3557 (3324.05-3569.97)

GPU Performance

Graphics performance is only about 5 to 10 percent slower than the mobile GeForce RTX 3080 Ti or about 15 to 20 percent faster than the mobile GeForce RTX 3070 as found on the ADATA XPG Xenia 15. These results put our mobile GeForce RTX 3070 Ti within 5 to 15 percent of the desktop GeForce RTX 3070.

Running on MSHybrid mode instead of dGPU mode will not impart a performance deficit. The Time Spy Graphics score on MSHybrid mode is essentially the same as the score on dGPU mode (11880 points vs. 11739 points).

Graphics performance on Balanced mode is reduced by only 4 to 5 percent with the tradeoffs being much quieter fan noise and warmer processors and surfaces. Our Fire Strike Graphics score would drop to 28508 points from 29729 points when running on Balanced mode.

Note that 3DMark scores are up to 20 percent faster than on the MSI GS66 equipped with the same GeForce RTX 3070 Ti due to the higher TGP target of our GP66 (150 W vs. 105 W).

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Port Royal
Port Royal
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
45785 Points ∼100% +54%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
37604 Points ∼82% +26%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Radeon RX 6800M, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
34993 Points ∼76% +18%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H
32703 Points ∼71% +10%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
31096 Points ∼68% +5%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
29729 Points ∼65%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (22612 - 32550, n=33)
27687 Points ∼60% -7%
ADATA XPG Xenia 15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
26126 Points ∼57% -12%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H
25169 Points ∼55% -15%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
21004 Points ∼46% -29%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
20312 Points ∼44% -32%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE-045
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
15704 Points ∼34% -47%
Dell G15 5515
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
14518 Points ∼32% -51%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
19081 Points ∼100% +63%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
17604 Points ∼92% +50%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
13579 Points ∼71% +16%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H
12320 Points ∼65% +5%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
11739 Points ∼62%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Radeon RX 6800M, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
11313 Points ∼59% -4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (8142 - 12324, n=33)
10531 Points ∼55% -10%
ADATA XPG Xenia 15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
9834 Points ∼52% -16%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H
9758 Points ∼51% -17%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8295 Points ∼43% -29%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
7826 Points ∼41% -33%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE-045
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
5979 Points ∼31% -49%
Dell G15 5515
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5751 Points ∼30% -51%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
17433 Points ∼100% +46%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
16555 Points ∼95% +38%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12889 Points ∼74% +8%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 E22 (Early 2022, RTX 3080 Ti)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H
12480 Points ∼72% +4%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
11959 Points ∼69%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Radeon RX 6800M, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
10863 Points ∼62% -9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (7369 - 12239, n=33)
10578 Points ∼61% -12%
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H
10079 Points ∼58% -16%
ADATA XPG Xenia 15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
9858 Points ∼57% -18%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8306 Points ∼48% -31%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
7718 Points ∼44% -35%
Dell G15 5515
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
6072 Points ∼35% -49%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE-045
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
6038 Points ∼35% -50%
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X