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Medion Erazer Beast X25 (Tongfang GM7ZG8P) gaming laptop review: Light and yet powerful

Generous configuration. For a 17-inch laptop, the Erazer Beast X25 is not only pleasingly compact, but it also weighs surprisingly little. Nonetheless, it packs extremely powerful gaming hardware under the hood that guarantees a high degree of future-proofing; it's also accompanied by plenty of RAM and storage.
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Medion Erazer Beast X25

The days when high-end laptops had to be very bulky or heavy are long gone. One of the best examples for the new and considerably slimmer and lighter generation of gaming laptops is the Erazer Beast X25 from Medion, which only weighs 2.3 kg despite its 17-inch format and is also relatively thin with an overall height of 2.3 cm (2.6 cm including the case feet). This makes the 17-incher somewhat comfortable to carry around, and it doesn't take up too much space on the desk. In combination with the discreet design, the Beast X25 looks rather modest. You only notice its gaming nature when you turn it on and the keyboard's brightly colored RGB lighting is activated.

Medion puts the pedal to the metal when it comes to hardware. The AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 laptop graphics card with 16 GB of VRAM are among the fastest components available on the laptop market at the moment. In addition - as mentioned initially - there's plenty of RAM and storage. 64 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM (2x 32 GB in dual-channel mode) is just as ample as a 2 TB M.2 NVMe SSD (there's still room for another M.2 SSD if needed). In the case of our review sample, the MD63835, which costs just under 2,700 Euros (~$3,191), the configuration is rounded off by a fast 240 Hz panel with 1920x1080 pixels. Users who prefer a sharper display should be pleased with the MD62210 model, which is 200 Euros (~$236) more expensive and features a QHD display (165 Hz, 2560x1440 pixels).

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Medion Erazer Beast X25 (Erazer Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8 x 3.3 - 4.6 GHz, 95 W PL2 / Short Burst, 50 W PL1 / Sustained, Cezanne H (Zen 3)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU - 16384 MB, Core: 1545 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, 130 W TDP + 5 W Dynamic Boost, GDDR6, ForceWare 462.42, Optimus
Memory
65536 MB 
, DDR4-3200, dual-channel, two slots (both in use)
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, BOE NE173FHM-NZ1 (BOE0884), IPS, Full HD, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB, 2048 GB 
, NVMe SSD, two M.2-2280 slots (one in use)
Soundcard
Realtek ALC274 @ AMD K19.5 - Audio Processor - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: one audio out, one mic in, Card Reader: microSD
Networking
Realtek Gaming 2.5GbE Family Controller (10MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23 x 395 x 262 ( = 0.91 x 15.55 x 10.31 in)
Battery
91 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, Keyboard: chiclet RGB, Keyboard Light: yes, 230-watt power adapter, Control Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.27 kg ( = 80.07 oz / 5 pounds), Power Supply: 500 g ( = 17.64 oz / 1.1 pounds)
Price
2,699 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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The competitors of the Erazer Beast X25 include other 17-inch gaming laptops with the GeForce RTX 3080 and modern high-end CPUs, such as the Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA, the Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD, the Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD, and the Aorus 17G YD, all of which appear in the tables as comparison devices.

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85 %
07/2021
Medion Erazer Beast X25
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg23 mm17.30"1920x1080
87 %
05/2021
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg28.3 mm17.30"1920x1080
88 %
05/2021
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
i9-11980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg22 mm17.30"3840x2160
90 %
07/2021
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
i9-11900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg19.9 mm17.30"2560x1440
86 %
06/2021
Aorus 17G YD
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg26 mm17.30"1920x1080

Since the chassis from Tongfang (GM7ZG8P barebone) is largely identical to the recently reviewed Erazer Beast X20 (GM7MG7P barebone), we won't go into the case, connectivity (ports, etc.), and input devices in this article. You can find the corresponding information in the linked review.

Medion Erazer Beast X25
Medion Erazer Beast X25
Medion Erazer Beast X25
Medion Erazer Beast X25
Medion Erazer Beast X25
Medion Erazer Beast X25
Medion Erazer Beast X25

Size comparison

405 mm / 15.9 inch 276 mm / 10.9 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2.8 kg6.22 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 282 mm / 11.1 inch 28.3 mm / 1.114 inch 2.8 kg6.14 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.3 kg5 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 270 mm / 10.6 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 2.8 kg6.1 lbs394 mm / 15.5 inch 264 mm / 10.4 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.8 kg6.1 lbs
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SD card reader

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Aorus 17G YD
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
192 MB/s ∼100% +143%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
184 MB/s ∼96% +133%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
 
183 (181.31min - 182.94max) MB/s ∼95% +132%
Average of class Gaming
  (18 - 222, n=91, last 2 years)
114 MB/s ∼59% +44%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
79 MB/s ∼41%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
 
256.95 MB/s ∼100% +225%
Aorus 17G YD
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
197 MB/s ∼77% +149%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
188 MB/s ∼73% +138%
Average of class Gaming
  (20.5 - 257, n=91, last 2 years)
127 MB/s ∼49% +61%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
79 MB/s ∼31%

Communication

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1588 (1508min - 1656max) MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1498 (748min - 1544max) MBit/s ∼94%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1369 (693min - 1436max) MBit/s ∼86% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (249 - 1645, n=157, last 2 years)
1112 MBit/s ∼70% -26%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=108)
1094 MBit/s ∼69% -27%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
907 (799min - 997max) MBit/s ∼57% -39%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
MediaTek MT7921
636 (325min - 728max) MBit/s ∼40% -58%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1433 (1359min - 1510max) MBit/s ∼100% +3%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1390 (669min - 1618max) MBit/s ∼97%
Average of class Gaming
  (90 - 1743, n=157, last 2 years)
1182 MBit/s ∼82% -15%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1640, n=109)
1171 MBit/s ∼82% -16%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1169 (619min - 1217max) MBit/s ∼82% -16%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1152 (915min - 1267max) MBit/s ∼80% -17%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
MediaTek MT7921
698 (529min - 748max) MBit/s ∼49% -50%
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; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1473 (748-1544)

Webcam

ColorChecker
13.4 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
15 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
11 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Medion Erazer Beast X25: 13.75 ∆E min: 7.88 - max: 19.13 ∆E

Display- 240 Hz with fast response times

The display consists of a matte IPS panel at Full HD resolution that feels very smooth in every situation thanks to its high frequency of 240 Hz. Response times are equally respectable. We were able to measure under 10 ms both when going from black to white as well as from gray to gray. Therefore, the 17-incher is also perfectly suited for particularly fast games like first-person shooters.

337
cd/m²
316
cd/m²
329
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
329
cd/m²
296
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
302
cd/m²
298
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE NE173FHM-NZ1 (BOE0884)
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 337 cd/m² Average: 315.4 cd/m² Minimum: 15 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 329 cd/m²
Contrast: 997:1 (Black: 0.33 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.03 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 0.82
ΔE Greyscale 3.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
71.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.8% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
70.4% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.223
Medion Erazer Beast X25
BOE NE173FHM-NZ1 (BOE0884), IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AU Optronics B173HAN05.4, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
AU Optronics AUO329B, IPS, 3840x2160, 17.30
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
BOE099D (BOE CQ NE173QHM-NY3), IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
Aorus 17G YD
Sharp LQ173M1JW04, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Display
1%
21%
17%
2%
Display P3 Coverage
70.4
71
1%
86.86
23%
94.2
34%
72.32
3%
sRGB Coverage
99.8
99.41
0%
99.99
0%
98.7
-1%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
71.6
72.22
1%
99.63
39%
84.4
18%
73.7
3%
Response Times
-33%
-415%
3%
-56%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
9.2 (4.8, 4.4)
6.6 (2.2, 4.4)
28%
52 (25.2, 26.8)
-465%
4.8
48%
13.6 (6.8, 6.8)
-48%
Response Time Black / White *
5.6 (2.8, 2.8)
10.8 (5.2, 5.6)
-93%
26 (10, 16)
-364%
8
-43%
9.2 (5.2, 4)
-64%
PWM Frequency
Screen
4%
32%
-20%
-5%
Brightness middle
329
303.8
-8%
488
48%
322
-2%
286
-13%
Brightness
315
292
-7%
467
48%
288
-9%
282
-10%
Brightness Distribution
88
85
-3%
86
-2%
72
-18%
73
-17%
Black Level *
0.33
0.23
30%
0.33
-0%
0.3
9%
0.24
27%
Contrast
997
1321
32%
1479
48%
1073
8%
1192
20%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.03
1.87
8%
1.23
39%
3.05
-50%
2.79
-37%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.5
3.26
41%
2.94
47%
5.23
5%
6.23
-13%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.82
1.45
-77%
0.77
6%
1.92
-134%
0.82
-0%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.5
2.7
23%
1.5
57%
3.11
11%
3.5
-0%
Gamma
2.223 99%
2.26 97%
2.169 101%
2.13 103%
2.358 93%
CCT
6526 100%
6436 101%
6614 98%
6553 99%
6147 106%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
65.6
99
84
74
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.4
99
99
96
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-9% / -2%
-121% / -34%
0% / -9%
-20% / -11%

* ... smaller is better

The remaining parameters are rather unremarkable in a positive sense. A brightness value of just under 315 cd/m² should satisfy most buyers as well as a contrast ratio of around 1,000:1, even if the competition manages a bit more contrast. Meanwhile, the color-space coverage of 99.8% (sRGB) and 71.6% (AdobeRGB), respectively, is on par with the competition. Only the 4K panel of the Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD manages to clearly stand out in this category (99.6% AdobeRGB).

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

In regards to color accuracy, the Beast X25 cuts a fine figure. In the Calman measuring software's ColorChecker test, the DeltaE 2000 value stays within the ideal range with an average of 2.03 (maximum 3), and even better values can be achieved through calibration. Our corresponding ICC file is linked further above next to the brightness distribution chart. As is typical for IPS panels, there's nothing to complain about in terms of viewing-angle stability, either.

Medion Erazer Beast X25 vs. sRGB
Medion Erazer Beast X25 vs. sRGB
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Medion Erazer Beast X25 vs. AdobeRGB
Medion Erazer Beast X25 vs. AdobeRGB

At most, the Full HD panel reveals weaknesses when used outdoors. Although brightness is usually sufficient in the shade, you'll find yourself wishing for a higher brightness in sunny places.

Surrounding light
Surrounding light
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
5.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.8 ms rise
↘ 2.8 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 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 6 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
9.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4.8 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 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 10 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37.8 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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 15366 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Test conditions - Many options in the Control Center

Barebone manufacturer Tongfang deserves great praise for the comprehensive Control Center. The preinstalled tool can be used to adjust an extremely large number of system settings. For example, you can (de)activate the Optimus graphics-switching function or change the performance profile.

Our tests were all carried out using the Optimus technology and the "Game" performance mode. The latter provides the CPU with 50 watts and sets the graphics card's TGP to 130 watts (125 watts + 5 watts Dynamic Boost). If you want to squeeze even more performance out of the 17-incher, you can increase Dynamic Boost to a maximum of 15 watts, which results in a total of 140 watts. The standard settings of the other two modes, "Office" and "Turbo", can be seen in the following screenshots. An interesting fact: According to the Nvidia driver and Medion's homepage, the graphics card could even go up to a TGP of 165 watts. However, this value was not selectable in our test device.

Quick Switch
Quick Switch
Mode Selecting
Mode Selecting
Fan Settings
Fan Settings
SPC Settings (Office Mode)
SPC Settings (Office Mode)
SPC Settings (Game Mode)
SPC Settings (Game Mode)
SPC Settings (Turbo Mode)
SPC Settings (Turbo Mode)

Performance - AMD meets Nvidia

If you care a lot about future-proofing, the Medion Erazer Beast X25 is the perfect companion. 64 GB of RAM and 2 TB of SSD storage are not a given even in the gaming segment. Many competitors have to make do with 16 to 32 GB and a 500 to 1,000 GB SSD. Appropriately, Medion installs the strongest mobile Nvidia GPU available at the time and one of the most powerful mobile AMD CPUs.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
AS SSD Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark

Processor

The Ryzen 9 5900HX is an extremely powerful octa-core model that comes with 16 MB of L3 cache and can process up to 16 threads in parallel using SMT. At 45 watts, the TDP is similar to the Intel competition, but AMD uses a slightly finer manufacturing process (7 nm vs. 10 nm @Tiger Lake).

Cinebench R23
CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
1586 Points ∼100% +6%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
1497 Points ∼94% 0%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1497 Points ∼94% 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1491 Points ∼94%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (1218 - 1498, n=14)
1460 Points ∼92% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (1095 - 1619, n=77, last 2 years)
1354 Points ∼85% -9%
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13618 (13498.1min - 13618.3max) Points ∼100% +10%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
12862 Points ∼94% +4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
12720 Points ∼93% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (6622 - 14363, n=15)
12621 Points ∼93% +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
12373 Points ∼91%
Average of class Gaming
  (4621 - 14363, n=78, last 2 years)
10671 Points ∼78% -14%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
608 Points ∼100% +5%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
585 Points ∼96% +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
581 Points ∼96%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
572 Points ∼94% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (471 - 584, n=14)
568 Points ∼93% -2%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
541 Points ∼89% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 634, n=186, last 2 years)
494 Points ∼81% -15%
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5277 Points ∼100% +10%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
5256 Points ∼100% +10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
5023 Points ∼95% +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (2242 - 5476, n=15)
4875 Points ∼92% +2%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
4818 Points ∼91% +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
4776 Points ∼91%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=187, last 2 years)
3667 Points ∼69% -23%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
241 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
240 Points ∼100% 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
239 Points ∼99%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (197 - 242, n=10)
234 Points ∼97% -2%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
230 Points ∼95% -4%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
227 Points ∼94% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (108 - 254, n=196, last 2 years)
200 Points ∼83% -16%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2223 (2202.89min - 2222.96max) Points ∼100% +9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
2184 (2043.84min - 2183.76max) Points ∼98% +7%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
2089 Points ∼94% +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (1076 - 2267, n=14)
2070 Points ∼93% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
2067 (1924.65min - 2067.29max) Points ∼93% +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2041 (1981.96min - 2041.34max) Points ∼92%
Average of class Gaming
  (536 - 2804, n=208, last 2 years)
1559 Points ∼70% -24%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 633, n=164, last 2 years)
320 Seconds * ∼100% -28%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
284.1 Seconds * ∼89% -14%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (219 - 442, n=14)
252 Seconds * ∼79% -1%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
250 Seconds * ∼78%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
233 Seconds * ∼73% +7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
231 Seconds * ∼72% +8%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
230 Seconds * ∼72% +8%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
5795 MIPS ∼100% +2%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5747 MIPS ∼99% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
5668 MIPS ∼98% 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5664 MIPS ∼98%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (4791 - 5846, n=14)
5638 MIPS ∼97% 0%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
5547 MIPS ∼96% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (2945 - 6174, n=165, last 2 years)
5213 MIPS ∼90% -8%
7z b 4
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
62023 MIPS ∼100% +5%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
59182 MIPS ∼95%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
57263 MIPS ∼92% -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (36011 - 62503, n=14)
57031 MIPS ∼92% -4%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
56759 MIPS ∼92% -4%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
48261 MIPS ∼78% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (15146 - 75612, n=165, last 2 years)
44187 MIPS ∼71% -25%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
1648 Points ∼100% +8%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
1613 Points ∼98% +5%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
1583 Points ∼96% +4%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1539 Points ∼93% +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1529 Points ∼93%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (1271 - 1548, n=12)
1493 Points ∼91% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1777, n=164, last 2 years)
1303 Points ∼79% -15%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
9884 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
9628 Points ∼97% +4%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
9317 Points ∼94% 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
9294 Points ∼94%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8732 Points ∼88% -6%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (5057 - 9294, n=12)
8014 Points ∼81% -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=164, last 2 years)
7166 Points ∼73% -23%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
16.9 fps ∼100% +7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
16.7 fps ∼99% +6%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
15.8 fps ∼93% 0%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
15.8 fps ∼93% 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.8 fps ∼93%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (8.26 - 17.1, n=14)
15.2 fps ∼90% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (4.4 - 19.8, n=164, last 2 years)
12.2 fps ∼72% -23%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 113, n=156, last 2 years)
54.4 s * ∼100% -10%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (44.1 - 58.9, n=14)
50 s * ∼92% -1%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
49.3 s * ∼91%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
45.9 s * ∼84% +7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
44.4 s * ∼82% +10%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
41.1 s * ∼76% +17%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
39 s * ∼72% +21%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Gaming
  (0.4907 - 1.088, n=159, last 2 years)
0.585 sec * ∼100% -19%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.558 sec * ∼95% -13%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
0.552 sec * ∼94% -12%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Intel Core i9-11900H
0.53 sec * ∼91% -8%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (0.4907 - 0.599, n=14)
0.516 sec * ∼88% -5%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4964 sec * ∼85% -1%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4926 sec * ∼84%

* ... smaller is better

On paper, the clock rate ranges from 3.3 to a maximum of 4.6 GHz. In our Cinebench R15 test, the CPU reached 3.6 to 4.6 GHz under single-core load and an average of 3.7 GHz when all cores were under load. This value is a bit poor for a Ryzen 9 5900HX. The Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA, which is also equipped with the 5900HX, delivers better benchmark results in a direct comparison. Performance is more in line with laptops based on the Intel Core i7-11800H or the Core i9-11980H(K). The Beast X25 should be able to outperform the Intel competition when using Turbo mode or manually increasing the CPU values in the Control Center program.

Cinebench R15 Multi endurance test

0115230345460575690805920103511501265138014951610172518401955207021852041.342007.532014.812010.662016.232005.522005.411996.512000.72003.412007.022011.671987.082006.622006.821985.72002.71981.961992.731997.41993.522007.431994.122005.922013.392220.872202.892208.112209.092222.962213.252213.612215.452215.582211.172209.092212.512213.492215.822217.052215.822212.512212.022221.242215.942222.592219.142211.92214.962216.932219.262215.822215.212217.912211.042216.072219.392220.87222022202220.372212.882217.172213.612213.372216.932219.142214.592218.032217.172216.82221.362214.232215.72222.472067.291991.541963.961924.6520202036.042060.582032.522039.262062.282049.082065.482021.322027.882031.182010.352052.332026.032029.532029.532053.922024.71979.121952.172026.342180.072090.082104.272063.772067.722163.682144.3121482093.042064.732165.212043.842143.052160.992098.862070.612183.762151.812081.492062.072163.452153.22167.432087.362059.942089.212057.31924.281934.421930.041946.191935.921949.221915.621928.551955.131915.621958.191925.671937.421930.131956.661927.151964.151940.241944.671941.841934.421921.411950.651944.771915.621930.131944.671955.131931.531915.621928.641938.831950.741943.261928.641931.531919.941937.42Tooltip
Medion Erazer Beast X25 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2004 (1981.96-2041.34)
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2216 (2202.89-2222.96)
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD Intel Core i9-11980HK: Ø2023 (1924.65-2067.29)
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD Intel Core i9-11900H: Ø2117 (2043.84-2183.76)
Aorus 17G YD Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1943 (1915.62-2089.21)

Based on the graph above, you can see that the CPU performance remains quite constant even after several runs, and it doesn't show any major drops.

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2041 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
157 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
239 Points
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System performance

Probably due to the comparatively weak SSD results, the Erazer ranks last in our test field when it comes to the system tests. Nonetheless, the laptop scores points with a very high system speed, which stands out with quick boot, load, and response times, among other things.

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7245 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
7184 Points ∼99% +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (6807 - 7416, n=6)
7097 Points ∼98% +4%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
7088 Points ∼98% +4%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
7073 Points ∼98% +3%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
6842 Points ∼94%
Average of class Gaming
  (3952 - 7884, n=176, last 2 years)
6041 Points ∼83% -12%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10630 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
10593 Points ∼100% +6%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10295 Points ∼97% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (10018 - 10593, n=6)
10288 Points ∼97% +3%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10212 Points ∼96% +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10018 Points ∼94%
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11266, n=174, last 2 years)
9597 Points ∼90% -4%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
9573 Points ∼100% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (8546 - 10066, n=6)
9451 Points ∼99% +2%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9259 Points ∼97% 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9252 Points ∼97%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9182 Points ∼96% -1%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9098 Points ∼95% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (5813 - 10066, n=174, last 2 years)
8179 Points ∼85% -12%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10573 Points ∼100% +13%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10403 Points ∼98% +11%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10075 Points ∼95% +7%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (9377 - 10582, n=6)
9990 Points ∼94% +7%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
9923 Points ∼94% +6%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9377 Points ∼89%
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 12250, n=174, last 2 years)
7770 Points ∼73% -17%
PCMark 10 Score
6842 points
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DPC latencies

There were no noticeable issues in the latency test with the LatencyMon tool. The 17-incher seems to be ideal for real-time audio and video editing.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
LatencyMon
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DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2676.3 μs * ∼100% -195%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1444.5 μs * ∼54% -59%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1063.6 μs * ∼40% -17%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
906.7 μs * ∼34%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
611.1 μs * ∼23% +33%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

Just like the competition, Medion installs a lightning-fast PCIe 4 SSD from Samsung that surprisingly falls behind the comparison laptops in the AS SSD benchmark and in CrystalDiskMark as our table reveals. Great: Thanks to the free M.2 slot, storage space can be expanded without much effort if needed.

Medion Erazer Beast X25
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
Aorus 17G YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
54%
65%
58%
41%
Write 4K
129.7
235.9
82%
230.4
78%
244.2
88%
227.4
75%
Read 4K
62.37
48.02
-23%
91.59
47%
89.8
44%
91.28
46%
Write Seq
2436
4822
98%
4216
73%
2241
-8%
Read Seq
2354
5043
114%
4543
93%
4496
91%
Write 4K Q32T1
512.3
624.8
22%
666.5
30%
606.77
18%
660.6
29%
Read 4K Q32T1
436.2
392.3
-10%
727.6
67%
657.86
51%
711.5
63%
Write Seq Q32T1
3541
5350
51%
5043
42%
5269.7
49%
1540
-57%
Read Seq Q32T1
3568
7130
100%
6821
91%
7090.6
99%
6806
91%
AS SSD
15%
47%
64%
25%
Seq Read
2591.36
4980.92
92%
5437.72
110%
5085
96%
5150.38
99%
Seq Write
1899.86
3049.71
61%
3904
105%
4434
133%
3920.13
106%
4K Read
53.88
56.96
6%
56.23
4%
80.35
49%
46.6
-14%
4K Write
112.63
261.27
132%
165.79
47%
214.69
91%
145.76
29%
4K-64 Read
1334.74
1204.79
-10%
2488.63
86%
2572.6
93%
2071.25
55%
4K-64 Write
2966.31
1290.47
-56%
3479.64
17%
2972.36
0%
3267.27
10%
Access Time Read *
0.038
0.032
16%
0.054
-42%
0.018
53%
0.078
-105%
Access Time Write *
0.036
0.044
-22%
0.026
28%
0.02
44%
0.029
19%
Score Read
1648
1760
7%
3089
87%
3161
92%
2633
60%
Score Write
3269
1857
-43%
4036
23%
3631
11%
2805
-14%
Score Total
5733
4428
-23%
8620
50%
8380
46%
7716
35%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
35% / 31%
56% / 55%
61% / 62%
33% / 32%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3568 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3541 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 436.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 512.3 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2354 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2436 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 62.37 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 129.7 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

0175350525700875105012251400157517501925210022752450262528002975315033252745.633452.533454.423454.843455.053455.263455.473455.893456.13456.13456.13456.13456.313456.523456.733456.733456.943457.573457.783457.993457.993458.23458.23458.413458.623458.833458.833459.043459.043459.043459.253459.253459.253459.463459.463459.673459.673459.883460.093460.093460.723461.143461.983461.983462.193462.193462.613462.823463.033463.24Tooltip
: Ø3444 (2745.63-3463.24)

Graphics card

The GeForce RTX 3080, an absolute high-end model from Nvidia's Ampere generation that features 6,144 CUDA cores and 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, takes care of demanding graphics computations in the Erazer. The GPU-Z tool reports clock speeds between 1,110 and 1,545 MHz (base/boost) for the chip, and 1,750 MHz for its memory.

Performance for the current Nvidia GPUs depends heavily on the configured TGP, which manufacturers are relatively free to choose. As previously reported, the DirectX 12 chip runs at 130 watts in "Game Mode" including Dynamic Boost, which represents a passable value considering our RTX 3080 Laptops article; this is correspondingly reflected in the graphics benchmarks, where the Beast X25 usually lands in the (lower) midfield of our comparison field.

3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
29508 Points ∼100% +10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
28939 Points ∼98% +8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (20538 - 32366, n=33)
28037 Points ∼95% +5%
Aorus 17G YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
27275 Points ∼92% +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
26771 Points ∼91%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
26177 Points ∼89% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (1360 - 34993, n=195, last 2 years)
19869 Points ∼67% -26%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
11598 Points ∼100% +8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
11424 Points ∼98% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (8920 - 13210, n=32)
11019 Points ∼95% +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
10752 Points ∼93%
Aorus 17G YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
10144 Points ∼87% -6%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
9989 Points ∼86% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (429 - 13210, n=198, last 2 years)
7594 Points ∼65% -29%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
40704 Points ∼100% +14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (31288 - 43744, n=30)
38641 Points ∼95% +8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
38087 Points ∼94% +7%
Aorus 17G YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
36043 Points ∼89% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
35787 Points ∼88% 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
35678 Points ∼88%
Average of class Gaming
  (1925 - 43077, n=186, last 2 years)
26366 Points ∼65% -26%
3DMark 11 Performance
27989 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
48998 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
23834 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
10580 points
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Gaming performance

Although the Beast X25 doesn't rank at the very top when it comes to our gaming tests, its 3D performance is very high. All the latest games can be played smoothly at the native resolution of 1920x1080 and at high to maximum details. There would often be enough potential for an external QHD (2560x1440 pixels) or UHD (3840x2160 pixels) monitor. Things only become difficult with extremely CPU-intensive games like Cyberpunk 2077 and/or when ray tracing is enabled without DLSS.

Performance Rating - Percent
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD -1!
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
99.8 pt ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
 
94.3 pt ∼94%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD -2!
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK
91.5 pt ∼92%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
90.9 pt ∼91%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
88.6 pt ∼89%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
87.8 pt ∼88%
Average of class Gaming
 
75.9 pt ∼76%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
197.1 fps ∼100% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (151 - 242, n=23)
192 fps ∼97% +10%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
184.9 (173min - 192max) fps ∼94% +6%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
183 (68.1min, 80.8P0.1, 115P1 - 443max) fps ∼93% +5%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
175 (146min) fps ∼89%
Average of class Gaming
  (42.1 - 242, n=153, last 2 years)
136 fps ∼69% -22%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
112 fps ∼100% +14%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
106 (43.4min, 50.9P0.1, 68.2P1 - 195max) fps ∼95% +8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (87.7 - 123, n=30)
106 fps ∼95% +8%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
105.5 (91min - 115max) fps ∼94% +8%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
97.9 (84min) fps ∼87%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK
93.4 (80min) fps ∼83% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (24.3 - 123, n=193, last 2 years)
76.5 fps ∼68% -22%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
134 fps ∼100% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (79 - 155, n=20)
121 fps ∼90% +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
119 (94min) fps ∼89%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
117 (90min - 151max) fps ∼87% -2%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
115 (90min - 140max) fps ∼86% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (13 - 155, n=60, last 2 years)
102 fps ∼76% -14%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
125 fps ∼100% +14%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK
118 fps ∼94% +7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (75 - 146, n=25)
113 fps ∼90% +3%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
111 (87min - 145max) fps ∼89% +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
110 (83min) fps ∼88%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
108 (79min - 136max) fps ∼86% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (12 - 146, n=85, last 2 years)
96.7 fps ∼77% -12%
GTA V
1920x1080 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:2xMSAA + FX AF:8x
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
176 (3.22min, 125P1 - 361max) fps ∼100% +12%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK
166 (4.07min, 111P1 - 274max) fps ∼94% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (137 - 176, n=24)
161 fps ∼91% +3%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
158 (5.15min, 90.9P1 - 287max) fps ∼90% +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
157 (4.69min, 100P1 - 353max) fps ∼89%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
156 (6.65min, 111P1 - 258max) fps ∼89% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (10.2 - 179, n=83, last 2 years)
143 fps ∼81% -9%
1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
112 (6.15min, 76.9P1 - 208max) fps ∼100% +22%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK
103 (5.99min, 71.4P1 - 221max) fps ∼92% +12%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (84 - 112, n=25)
97.9 fps ∼87% +7%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
95.7 (17.9min, 66.7P1 - 174max) fps ∼85% +4%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
93 (7.94min, 71.4P1 - 160max) fps ∼83% +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
91.9 (26.9min, 66.7P1 - 171max) fps ∼82%
Average of class Gaming
  (4.18 - 112, n=87, last 2 years)
82.8 fps ∼74% -10%
Strange Brigade
1920x1080 high AA:high AF:8
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (165 - 248, n=23)
211 fps ∼100% +17%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
210 (112min, 146P1 - 348max) fps ∼100% +17%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK
193 (86.6min, 142P1 - 359max) fps ∼91% +7%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
189 (119min, 130P1 - 363max) fps ∼90% +5%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
184 (68.7min, 140P1 - 304max) fps ∼87% +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
180 (70.1min, 121P1 - 349max) fps ∼85%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.3 - 248, n=60, last 2 years)
169 fps ∼80% -6%
1920x1080 ultra AA:ultra AF:16
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (151 - 219, n=24)
188 fps ∼100% +12%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
186 (93.1min, 142P1 - 286max) fps ∼99% +11%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
175 (86.8min, 125P1 - 343max) fps ∼93% +4%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK
172 (86min, 125P1 - 285max) fps ∼91% +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
168 (63.8min, 123P1 - 334max) fps ∼89%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
163 (119min, 123P1 - 273max) fps ∼87% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (10.9 - 219, n=66, last 2 years)
151 fps ∼80% -10%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 High Quality
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
106 fps ∼100% +9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (85.4 - 115, n=23)
103 fps ∼97% +6%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK
99 fps ∼93% +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX
97 fps ∼92%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
93.8 fps ∼88% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (15.4 - 115, n=83, last 2 years)
81.4 fps ∼77% -16%

We checked if the frame rate remains constant over prolonged periods of time with the RPG hit game The Witcher 3; we ran if for a good 60 minutes (Full HD/Ultra). Just like we already saw in the CPU tests, the Erazer doesn't suffer from performance drops here, either.

The Witcher 3 FPS diagram

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