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Medion Erazer Beast X40 review: Gaming notebook with RTX 4090

Overhaul. Go big, not go home: With the Core i9-13900HX and GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop, Medion has given this notebook the latest and most powerful hardware available right now. The device also features a fast 16:10 screen (2,560 x 1,600), a mechanical keyboard and a pretty good battery life.

Even though it falls under the category of gaming laptops, the Erazer Beast X40 is also conceived for other very demanding usage scenarios. The necessary computing performance is provided by a Raptor Lake CPU and an Ada Lovelace GPU. Compared with its predecessors, the laptop has received a major overhaul: Medion has given it a new screen aspect ratio (16:10 instead of 16:9), a cooling system with optional water cooling, and a mechanical keyboard.

The X40 is based on a Tongfang barebone (GM7PX9N) that is mostly identical to the one used for the XMG Neo 17. It is competing with the likes of the MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI, Alienware x17 R2 P48E, Razer Blade 16 (early 2023) and Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY.

Medion Erazer Beast X40 (Erazer Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13900HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.4 GHz, 160 W PL2 / Short Burst, 160 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU - 16 GB VRAM, Core: 2040 MHz, Memory: 2375 MHz, 175 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 31.0.15.2849, Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5-4800, dual-channel mode, two memory slots (both in use)
Display
17.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 178 PPI, BOE NE170QDM-NZ1, IPS, G-Sync, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Storage
Phison E18-1TB-PHISON-SSD-B47R, 1024 GB 
, 1884 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1x combo audio jack, 1x mic-in, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, TPM 2.0
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/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 33 x 383 x 272 ( = 1.3 x 15.08 x 10.71 in)
Battery
99.8 Wh, 6450 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: FHD
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Mechanical, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (Trial), Microsoft 365 (Trial), Microsoft OneNote (Trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.88 kg ( = 101.59 oz / 6.35 pounds), Power Supply: 986 g ( = 34.78 oz / 2.17 pounds)
Price
4499 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison with possible competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88.4 %
03/2023
Medion Erazer Beast X40
i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2.9 kg33 mm17.00"2560x1600
89 %
02/2023
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
3.5 kg23 mm17.30"3840x2160
91.2 %
02/2023
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg21.99 mm16.00"2560x1600
87.6 %
08/2022
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
R9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.8 kg27 mm17.00"2560x1600
89.2 %
05/2022
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3.1 kg20.9 mm17.30"1920x1080
86.6 %
02/2023
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
3.1 kg30.8 mm18.00"2560x1600

Case - The Erazer has a metal chassis

The Erazer Beast X40 eschews a loud and flashy look in favour of a subdued design that wouldn't stand out in a professional setting. As with its predecessors, the X40 uses a black metal chassis with matt finishes. The base section is covered in a grippy rubber coating. The keyboard backlight (RGB) as well as two fully configurable LED strips (RGB) above the rear exhaust vents provide the laptop with a dash of colour. The battery, which is screwed down rather than glued on, and the rest of the internals are accessible once the bottom cover is removed. 

We didn't notice any workmanship issues on our review unit. Gaps in the chassis are nice and tight, and there are no excess materials left from the manufacturing process. It is virtually impossible to twist the base section. The lid can be flexed slightly, but the amount of give is fully acceptable. The hinges keep the display firmly in place and allow the screen to be folded back by up to roughly 140 degrees. The laptop's lid can't be opened with one hand.

The Medion Erazer Beast X40 is one of the most compact devices in our comparison and sits somewhere in the middle when it comes to weight.

Size comparison

399 mm / 15.7 inch 294 mm / 11.6 inch 30.8 mm / 1.213 inch 3.1 kg6.83 lbs399.23 mm / 15.7 inch 299.57 mm / 11.8 inch 20.9 mm / 0.823 inch 3.1 kg6.84 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 330 mm / 13 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 3.5 kg7.65 lbs383 mm / 15.1 inch 272 mm / 10.7 inch 33 mm / 1.299 inch 2.9 kg6.35 lbs381.7 mm / 15 inch 272.8 mm / 10.7 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.8 kg6.15 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 244 mm / 9.61 inch 21.99 mm / 0.866 inch 2.4 kg5.34 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Specifications - Thunderbolt 4 for the Beast

The Erazer has three USB-A ports (2x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2) and a USB-C port (Thunderbolt 4) on board. The latter doesn't support Power Delivery but is able to output DisplayPort signals. The laptop has a total of two video outputs (HDMI 2.1, DP), two audio jacks (headset and mic-in), one Gigabit Ethernet port and a Kensington slot. On the rear, you'll also find connectors for the optional water cooling solution.

On the left: Kensington slot, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-A), mic-in, combo audio jack
On the left: Kensington slot, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-A), mic-in, combo audio jack
On the right: SD card reader, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A)
On the right: SD card reader, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A)
On the back: 2x connector for water cooling, Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C; DisplayPort), HDMI 2.1, Gigabit Ethernet, power port
On the back: 2x connector for water cooling, Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C; DisplayPort), HDMI 2.1, Gigabit Ethernet, power port

SD card reader

The SD card reader is a medium-speed model that, in conjunction with our AV Pro microSD 128 GB V60 reference card, managed to reach speeds of up to 77 MB/s when transferring 250 JPEG images of around 5 MB each and 86 MB/s when copying large chunks of data.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK (AV Pro V60)
182.9 MB/s +138%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
125 MB/s +62%
Average of class Gaming
  (19 - 202, n=96, last 2 years)
98.3 MB/s +28%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX (Angelibird AV Pro V60)
83.5 MB/s +8%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
77 MB/s
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
69 MB/s -10%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK (AV Pro V60)
220.6 MB/s +157%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
207.6 MB/s +141%
Average of class Gaming
  (25.8 - 269, n=91, last 2 years)
121.5 MB/s +41%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX (Angelibird AV Pro V60)
86.2 MB/s 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
86 MB/s

Connectivity

Under optimal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices in immediate surroundings, short distance between laptop and server PC), the Erazer delivered excellent transfer rates over Wi-Fi because Medion has decided to go with an Intel AX211 Wi-Fi 6E module. Wired network connections are handled by the Realtek RTL8125 Gigabit Ethernet chip, which is capable of speeds of up to 2.5 Gbit/s.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1582 (1517min, 1518.74P1 - 1636max) MBit/s +16%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1466 (748min - 1542max) MBit/s +7%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1364 (1079min - 1473max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (469 - 1793, n=149, last 2 years)
1264 MBit/s -7%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (464 - 1861, n=189)
1244 MBit/s -9%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1155 (495min - 1441max) MBit/s -15%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
MediaTek RZ608
936 (898min - 971max) MBit/s -31%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1890 (1843min - 1936max) MBit/s +20%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1578 (1516min - 1627max) MBit/s
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1545 (1508min, 1510.9P1 - 1569max) MBit/s -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=155, last 2 years)
1397 MBit/s -11%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (582 - 1890, n=189)
1394 MBit/s -12%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1328 (1093min - 1448max) MBit/s -16%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
MediaTek RZ608
967 (949min - 978max) MBit/s -39%
0501001502002503003504004505005506006507007508008509009501000105011001150120012501300135014001450150015501600165017001750180018501900Tooltip
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1371 (1036-1505)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1494 (1283-1580)
Medion Erazer Beast X40 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1364 (1079-1473)
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz; iperf3 transmit AXE11000: Ø1582 (1517-1636)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1155 (495-1441)
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22 MediaTek RZ608; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø936 (898-971)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1441 (748-1542)
Medion Erazer Beast X40 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1578 (1516-1627)
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz; iperf3 receive AXE11000: Ø1545 (1508-1569)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1327 (1093-1448)
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22 MediaTek RZ608; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø966 (949-978)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1890 (1843-1936)

Webcam

The 2.1MP webcam captures images at a maximum resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. It is lacking in colour accuracy: the colours produced by the camera deviate significantly from the reference colours. There is no mechanical privacy shutter on the webcam.

ColorChecker
12.6 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
5 ∆E
5 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Medion Erazer Beast X40: 8.69 ∆E min: 3.5 - max: 14.3 ∆E

Accessories

The laptop ships with no other accessories than the usual documentation and a power adapter. Medion is offering an optional external water cooling solution priced at around €250 (US$270), which the company also provided to us for testing.

The small cooling unit is fairly easy to use: simply fill it with distilled water, connect the cables and tubes, and switch it on. The laptop and the external cooling unit communicate with each other via Bluetooth, and the connection is established automatically. The laptop's charger supplies power to both the X40 and the cooling unit. The water tubes are held in place magnetically – no tightening of screws needed. However, a few drops of water may leak out when you are disconnecting the tubes.

Maintenance

To remove the bottom cover, you need to undo all screws on the underside as well as two more screws on the back beside the water cooling connectors. After that, the bottom cover can be pulled off in a sharp motion by the exhaust vents. Removing the cover lets you access the memory slots (both in use), two PCIe 4.0 SSDs, Wi-Fi module, fans, BIOS battery and rechargeable battery. 

Internals of the Medion Erazer Beast X40
Internals of the Medion Erazer Beast X40

Warranty

Medion provides a two-year warranty on the Erazer. Upgrade options are available, but they have to be purchased together with the laptop in Medion's online shop. You can't upgrade or extend the warranty after buying the laptop. It costs nearly €200 (US$216) to extend the warranty by one year.

Input devices - Mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX switches

Keyboard

Mechanical keyboards are generally known for their precise inputs and feedback as well as premium typing feel – this is no different with the X40's keyboard. Its Cherry MX switches offer a moderate travel and an audible and tactile actuation point. The keyboard doesn't flex when you are typing. There are two function keys to let you adjust the per-key RGB lighting to one of the four brightness levels. Overall, the Erazer Beast X40 has an all-round fantastic keyboard.

Touchpad

Measuring approx. 15.5 x 10 cm (6.1 x 3.9"), the multitouch clickpad has a smooth surface that lets you slide your fingers across easily. It offers a short travel and a distinct click point. There are status LEDs in upper corners of the pad. Tapping the left LED will enable or disable the entire touchpad, whilst the right LED is used for turning only the right half of the pad on or off.

Keyboard on the Beast X40
Keyboard on the Beast X40

Display - QHD+ with 16:10 aspect ratio

Subpixel
Subpixel

The 17-inch matt IPS display (2,560 x 1,440) has a 16:10 aspect ratio and stands out with adequate brightness, fast response times, high refresh rate (240Hz) and the absence of PWM flicker. But its contrast ratio falls short of what is considered good (>1,000:1).

The panel supports G-Sync, a technology that helps the display's refresh rate adapt dynamically to the frame rate being output by the GPU. This is designed to provide a smoother viewing experience, particularly when gaming.

377
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
372
cd/m²
387
cd/m²
384
cd/m²
368
cd/m²
398
cd/m²
383
cd/m²
369
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE NE170QDM-NZ1 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 398 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 377.2 cd/m² Minimum: 18 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 384 cd/m²
Contrast: 853:1 (Black: 0.45 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.05 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 0.74
ΔE Greyscale 2.3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
69.4% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.8% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
68.6% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.017
Medion Erazer Beast X40
BOE NE170QDM-NZ1, IPS, 2560x1600, 17.00
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
B173ZAN06.C, Mini-LED, 3840x2160, 17.30
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
CSOT T3 MNG007DA4-1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
BOE0A99, IPS, 2560x1600, 17.00
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
AU Optronics B173HAN, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NE180QDM-NZ2, IPS, 2560x1600, 18.00
Display
24%
24%
0%
10%
21%
Display P3 Coverage
68.6
94.9
38%
98.5
44%
69
1%
79.2
15%
97.2
42%
sRGB Coverage
99.8
99.9
0%
100
0%
99.8
0%
99.8
0%
99.9
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
69.4
92.4
33%
89.7
29%
69.6
0%
79.6
15%
84.9
22%
Response Times
-248%
-9%
12%
-17%
19%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
11.3 ?(5.4, 5.9)
38.4 ?(13.6, 24.8, n)
-240%
6.6 ?(3.4, 3.2)
42%
10.8 ?(5.1, 5.7)
4%
12.4 ?(6.4, 6)
-10%
5.41 ?(2.57, 2.84)
52%
Response Time Black / White *
7.5 ?(3.3, 4.2)
26.6 ?(9.2, 17.4, n)
-255%
12 ?(6.8, 5.2)
-60%
6.1 ?(2.5, 3.6)
19%
9.2 ?(5.2, 4)
-23%
8.62 ?(3.68, 4.94, n)
-15%
PWM Frequency
2380 ?(100)
Screen
78886%
-6%
11%
-22%
-92%
Brightness middle
384
606
58%
456.8
19%
415
8%
365.4
-5%
490
28%
Brightness
377
602
60%
437
16%
399
6%
344
-9%
468
24%
Brightness Distribution
90
93
3%
83
-8%
90
0%
85
-6%
86
-4%
Black Level *
0.45
0.0001
100%
0.35
22%
0.43
4%
0.29
36%
0.54
-20%
Contrast
853
6060000
710334%
1305
53%
965
13%
1260
48%
907
6%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.05
4.8
-134%
3.7
-80%
1.44
30%
3.17
-55%
4.97
-142%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.64
8.2
-125%
6.42
-76%
2.33
36%
7.69
-111%
11.02
-203%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.74
1.8
-143%
0.66
11%
0.89
-20%
0.51
31%
2.97
-301%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.3
6.5
-183%
2.6
-13%
1.8
22%
5.3
-130%
7.2
-213%
Gamma
2.017 109%
2.63 84%
2.3 96%
2.132 103%
2.18 101%
2.161 102%
CCT
6546 99%
6596 99%
6108 106%
6327 103%
5879 111%
6515 100%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
26221% / 50682%
3% / -0%
8% / 9%
-10% / -15%
-17% / -52%

* ... smaller is better

The display already has great colour reproduction right out of the box. Its average colour difference of roughly 2 is significantly lower than the threshould of what is considered good (Delta E < 3). Calibrating the display reduced the average colour difference to 0.74 and made the greyscale more balanced. The panel is able to cover the entire sRGB colour space, but not AdobeRGB and DCI-P3. The displays on some of the competing laptops perform better in terms of colour coverage.

CalMAN: Greyscale
CalMAN: Greyscale
CalMAN: Colour saturation
CalMAN: Colour saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Greyscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Greyscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Colour saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Colour saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
Medion Erazer Beast X40 vs sRGB
Medion Erazer Beast X40 vs sRGB
Medion Erazer Beast X40 vs AdobeRGB
Medion Erazer Beast X40 vs AdobeRGB
Medion Erazer Beast X40 vs P3
Medion Erazer Beast X40 vs P3

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
7.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3.3 ms rise
↘ 4.2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (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 (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
11.3 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.4 ms rise
↘ 5.9 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 20 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 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 17803 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel has a wide viewing angle and is easily readable from any position. The display is definitely usable outdoors, provided the sun isn't overly bright.

Using the X40 outdoors
Using the X40 outdoors
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Raptor Lake meets Ada Lovelace

Even though it is designed primarily with QHD+ gaming in mind, the Erazer Beast X40 also cuts a good figure in applications such as video editing and rendering. The required computing muscle is provided by Raptor Lake and Ada Lovelace. The X40 model in this review can be had for around €4,500 (US$4,856). But Medion also offers a slightly lower-spec configuration (RTX 4080 and 1 TB SSD; otherwise identical) at €3,500 (US$3,777). 

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

Test conditions

There are three manufacturer-specified performance modes: Office, Balance and Turbo. We used Turbo mode for benchmarking and Office mode for our battery-life tests and enabled Nvidia Optimus in both cases. After completing these tests, we ran more benchmarks with dGPU mode enabled and the external water cooling unit connected. You can find the results of this additional testing in the comparison table, but they are not taken into consideration for the rating. 

Users can toggle between the three modes using a dedicated button right beside the power button. A status LED indicates which mode is currently enabled. Customised profiles can also be created using the preinstalled Control Center software. For instance, you can specify the CPU's power limits, the GPU's TGP, temperature limits and so on.

Note: We used the English user interface in the Control Center software because there are some issues with the German translation. The software lets you switch between the two languages.

Turbo Mode Balance Mode Office Mode
Power Limit 1 160 Watt 160 Watt 160 Watt
Power Limit 2 160 Watt 160 Watt 160 Watt
Erazer Control Center
Erazer Control Center
Erazer Control Center
Erazer Control Center
Erazer Control Center
Erazer Control Center
Erazer Control Center
Erazer Control Center
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Erazer Control Center

Processor

The Core i9-13900HX (Raptor Lake) consists of eight performance cores (Hyper-Threading, 2.2 to 5.4 GHz) and sixteen efficiency cores (no Hyper-Threading, 1.6 to 3.9 GHz), resulting in a total of 40 logical cores. The benchmark results obtained are slightly above what the CPU can produce on average.

With the Erazer Beast X40 plugged in, its CPU ran Cinebench R15 at high to max clock speeds. On battery power, single-thread performance was only marginally lower (score: 228), whereas multi-thread performance took a considerable hit (score: 1,154). Running Cinebench 15 in a loop demonstrated that the CPU is capable of running constantly at high boost speeds when it is on mains power.

Using the water cooling unit didn't bring about any dramatic increase in performance. Nonetheless, the CPU's performance was more stable under sustained multi-thread load (CB15 loop), and the average CPU temperature dropped by around 5°C (9°F).

Multi-thread (plugged in)
Multi-thread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)

Cinebench R15 Multi Sustained Load

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Medion Erazer Beast X40 Intel Core i9-13900HX: Ø4532 (4437.05-4828.15)
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI Intel Core i9-13950HX: Ø4980 (4889.98-5226.71)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Core i9-13950HX: Ø4512 (4463.29-4528.99)
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22 AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX: Ø2230 (2203.37-2292.39)
Alienware x17 R2 P48E Intel Core i9-12900HK: Ø2889 (2849.61-2917.79)
Medion Erazer Beast X40 Intel Core i9-13900HX; dGPU, Cooling: Ø4680 (4646.3-4744.4)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W Intel Core i9-13980HX: Ø4735 (4684.94-4780.69)
CPU clock speeds when running CB15 in a loop (Turbo mode)
CPU clock speeds when running CB15 in a loop (Turbo mode)
CPU clock speeds when running CB15 in a loop (Balanced mode)
CPU clock speeds when running CB15 in a loop (Balanced mode)
CPU clock speeds when running CB15 in a loop (Office mode)
CPU clock speeds when running CB15 in a loop (Office mode)
CPU clock speeds when running CB15 in a loop (Turbo mode, dGPU, water cooling)
CPU clock speeds when running CB15 in a loop (Turbo mode, dGPU, water cooling)
CPU Performance Rating - Percent
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
84.9 pt
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
83.6 pt
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
82.3 pt
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
81 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
 
77.7 pt
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
72.9 pt
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
60.4 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
59 pt
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
47.6 pt
Cinebench R23
Multi Core
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
33277 Points +8%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
31572 Points +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
30932 Points
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
30886 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (24270 - 32623, n=22)
28225 Points -9%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
26736 (22394.1min - 26736.1max) Points -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 34613, n=222, last 2 years)
19907 Points -36%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
18870 (18654.1min - 18869.7max) Points -39%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
14152 Points -54%
Single Core
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2140 Points +5%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2100 Points +3%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
2083 Points +2%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (1867 - 2105, n=19)
2044 Points 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2035 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2029 Points 0%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1905 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 2235, n=220, last 2 years)
1824 Points -10%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1557 Points -23%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
12648 Points +7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
12073 Points +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
11788 Points 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
11780 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (9152 - 12541, n=20)
10766 Points -9%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
8697 Points -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 13769, n=220, last 2 years)
7569 Points -36%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
7169 Points -39%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5549 Points -53%
CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
824 Points +5%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
803 Points +3%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
793 Points +1%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (722 - 810, n=20)
784 Points 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
782 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
742 Points -5%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
727 Points -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 855, n=220, last 2 years)
702 Points -10%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
605 Points -23%
Cinebench R15
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
5227 (4889.98min - 5226.71max) Points +8%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
4828 Points
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
4823 Points 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
4744 Points -2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4781 (4684.94min - 4780.69max) Points -1%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
4529 (4463.29min - 4528.99max) Points -6%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (3913 - 4970, n=21)
4522 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 5663, n=225, last 2 years)
3142 Points -35%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
2918 (2849.61min - 2917.79max) Points -40%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
2296 Points -52%
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
312 Points +5%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
300 Points +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
297 Points
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
295 Points -1%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
278 Points -6%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (247 - 304, n=21)
292 Points -2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
274 Points -8%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
272 Points -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 318, n=224, last 2 years)
269 Points -9%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
248 Points -16%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
216 Seconds * -108%
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 1259, n=217, last 2 years)
197.5 Seconds * -90%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
173.6 Seconds * -67%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (101 - 153, n=21)
117.9 Seconds * -13%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
114 Seconds * -10%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
104 Seconds *
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
103 Seconds * +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
102 Seconds * +2%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
100 Seconds * +4%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
127295 MIPS +4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
123833 MIPS +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
121921 MIPS
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
121631 MIPS 0%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (90675 - 127283, n=20)
111796 MIPS -8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
109330 MIPS -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 140932, n=219, last 2 years)
78599 MIPS -36%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
69146 MIPS -43%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
64439 MIPS -47%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
7084 MIPS +3%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
6918 MIPS 0%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
6897 MIPS 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
6890 MIPS
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (6340 - 7177, n=20)
6848 MIPS -1%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
6445 MIPS -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 7581, n=219, last 2 years)
6164 MIPS -11%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5872 MIPS -15%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
5803 MIPS -16%
Geekbench 5.5
Multi-Core
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
20847 Points +3%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
20634 Points +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
20350 Points +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
20182 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (17614 - 21075, n=21)
19809 Points -2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
18152 Points -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 22200, n=224, last 2 years)
13863 Points -31%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
13717 Points -32%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
10126 Points -50%
Single-Core
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2099 Points +3%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
2047 Points +1%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2043 Points 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2036 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (1345 - 2093, n=21)
1988 Points -2%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1878 Points -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 2210, n=224, last 2 years)
1819 Points -11%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
1805 Points -11%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1590 Points -22%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
33.4 fps +10%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
32.7 fps +7%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
32.7 fps +7%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
30.5 fps
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (23.5 - 34.4, n=21)
29.1 fps -5%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
28.7 fps -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 37.6, n=220, last 2 years)
21.6 fps -29%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
21.4 fps -30%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
17.5 fps -43%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
56 s * -30%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.8 - 332, n=216, last 2 years)
49.5 s * -15%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
47.5 s * -10%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
46.5 s * -8%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
43 s *
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (32.8 - 51.1, n=20)
42.5 s * +1%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
40.7 s * +5%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
38.2 s * +11%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
36 s * +16%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
0.4808 sec * -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 4.47, n=219, last 2 years)
0.4685 sec * -17%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
0.4323 sec * -8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
0.4121 sec * -3%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
0.4033 sec * -0%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (0.375 - 0.4564, n=21)
0.402 sec * -0%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX
0.4014 sec *
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
0.3954 sec * +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
0.3793 sec * +6%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
4828 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
261 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
297 Points
Help
Performance Rating
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
97.7 pt
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
97.4 pt
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
94.5 pt
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
93.3 pt
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
91.1 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
 
88.3 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
69.3 pt
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
64.8 pt
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
52.8 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
28957 KRay/s +5%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
28701 KRay/s +4%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100, dGPU, Cooling)
27615 KRay/s 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100)
27524 KRay/s
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
25857 KRay/s -6%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (17589 - 27615, n=21)
24097 KRay/s -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (3069 - 60169, n=215, last 2 years)
19200 KRay/s -30%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
16115 KRay/s -41%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
9759 KRay/s -65%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
144303 Points +8%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
138190 Points +3%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100, dGPU, Cooling)
136688 Points +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100)
134221 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
125944 Points -6%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (88686 - 137015, n=21)
120602 Points -10%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
98800 Points -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (18567 - 252486, n=215, last 2 years)
96286 Points -28%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
43695 Points -67%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
7093 MB/s +5%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
6949 MB/s +3%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100, dGPU, Cooling)
6799 MB/s +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100)
6758 MB/s
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
6350 MB/s -6%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (4362 - 7029, n=21)
6061 MB/s -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 10389, n=215, last 2 years)
4422 MB/s -35%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
3504 MB/s -48%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
3422 MB/s -49%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
141427 Points +6%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
139649 Points +5%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100, dGPU, Cooling)
134571 Points +1%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (125644 - 141385, n=21)
133924 Points +1%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
133226 Points 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100)
133197 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 200651, n=215, last 2 years)
110711 Points -17%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
107120 Points -20%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
102167 Points -23%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
17117 Points +7%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
17057 Points +7%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100, dGPU, Cooling)
16037 Points +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100)
15947 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
15813 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (12334 - 17179, n=21)
14889 Points -7%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
12783 Points -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 32988, n=215, last 2 years)
12335 Points -23%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
10402 Points -35%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
71038 Points +5%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
70739 Points +4%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100, dGPU, Cooling)
69202 Points +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100)
67872 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
63308 Points -7%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (43850 - 69202, n=21)
59821 Points -12%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
54060 Points -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (10291 - 134044, n=215, last 2 years)
48960 Points -28%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
27285 Points -60%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (89413 - 237881, n=21)
139015 MB/s +9%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
136551 MB/s +7%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
135833 MB/s +6%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
134166 MB/s +5%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100, dGPU, Cooling)
129440 MB/s +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100)
127548 MB/s
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
125644 MB/s -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (19065 - 328679, n=215, last 2 years)
108576 MB/s -15%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
106367 MB/s -17%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
2059 MB/s +7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
2030 MB/s +5%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100, dGPU, Cooling)
1950 MB/s +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100)
1928 MB/s
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
1850 MB/s -4%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (1284 - 1958, n=21)
1755 MB/s -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 2409, n=215, last 2 years)
1231 MB/s -36%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
1203 MB/s -38%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
845 MB/s -56%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
15573 KRay/s +4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
15540 KRay/s +4%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100, dGPU, Cooling)
15279 KRay/s +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100)
14995 KRay/s
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
13844 KRay/s -8%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (9481 - 15279, n=21)
13066 KRay/s -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (1518 - 31796, n=215, last 2 years)
10376 KRay/s -31%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
8529 KRay/s -43%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
5748 KRay/s -62%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
50834 MPixel/s +18%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (42994 - 51994, n=21)
48439 MPixel/s +13%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100, dGPU, Cooling)
44270 MPixel/s +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
44016 MPixel/s +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.75.6100)
43025 MPixel/s
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (v6.85.6300)
40896 MPixel/s -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (10805 - 60161, n=216, last 2 years)
37419 MPixel/s -13%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
34534 MPixel/s -20%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.70.6000)
30226 MPixel/s -30%

System performance

The hardware inside this snappy system offers more than enough performance for tasks like gaming and rendering. The laptop comes with 32 GB of memory running in dual-channel mode. And the memory's transfer rates are typical for DDR5-4800 RAM. What's more, the system also delivered superb PCMark results in our testing.

The memory runs in dual-channel mode.
The memory runs in dual-channel mode.
PCMark 10 / Score
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
9331 Points +18%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8884 Points +12%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
8764 Points +10%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (7690 - 9331, n=8)
8466 Points +7%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
8186 Points +3%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Phison E18-1TB-PHISON-SSD-B47R
7932 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7888 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (5235 - 9852, n=191, last 2 years)
7615 Points -4%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6966 Points -12%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11761 Points +4%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
11512 Points +2%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (10972 - 11983, n=8)
11364 Points +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Phison E18-1TB-PHISON-SSD-B47R
11275 Points
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
11205 Points -1%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
11078 Points -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (8300 - 12334, n=190, last 2 years)
10742 Points -5%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
9740 Points -14%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
11680 Points +3%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Phison E18-1TB-PHISON-SSD-B47R
11321 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (9038 - 11680, n=8)
10423 Points -8%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
10144 Points -10%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9851 Points -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (6662 - 11833, n=190, last 2 years)
9744 Points -14%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
9564 Points -16%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
8271 Points -27%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
16424 Points +55%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
16395 Points +55%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
14535 Points +37%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (10605 - 16395, n=8)
14052 Points +32%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
13098 Points +23%
Average of class Gaming
  (6462 - 18475, n=190, last 2 years)
11547 Points +9%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Phison E18-1TB-PHISON-SSD-B47R
10611 Points
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
9848 Points -7%
CrossMark / Overall
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
2150 Points +1%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2139 Points +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Phison E18-1TB-PHISON-SSD-B47R
2125 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1825 - 2295, n=8)
2107 Points -1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
2080 Points -2%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1903 Points -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (1247 - 2334, n=164, last 2 years)
1882 Points -11%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1699 Points -20%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1592 Points -25%
CrossMark / Productivity
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
2014 Points +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Phison E18-1TB-PHISON-SSD-B47R
1978 Points
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1977 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1666 - 2166, n=8)
1960 Points -1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
1909 Points -3%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1808 Points -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (1299 - 2204, n=164, last 2 years)
1790 Points -10%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1646 Points -17%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1509 Points -24%
CrossMark / Creativity
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
2455 Points +3%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2423 Points +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
2392 Points 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Phison E18-1TB-PHISON-SSD-B47R
2389 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (2162 - 2514, n=8)
2379 Points 0%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
2095 Points -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (1275 - 2514, n=164, last 2 years)
2052 Points -14%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1867 Points -22%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1780 Points -25%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX (dGPU, Cooling)
1902 Points +2%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1861 Points 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Phison E18-1TB-PHISON-SSD-B47R
1857 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1441 - 2275, n=8)
1833 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (1030 - 2330, n=164, last 2 years)
1700 Points -8%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1666 Points -10%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
1634 Points -12%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1405 Points -24%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1342 Points -28%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4936 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
6075 points
PCMark 10 Score
7932 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
77060 MB/s +14%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (67716 - 78835, n=21)
75033 MB/s +11%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
67716 MB/s
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
67561 MB/s 0%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
63863 MB/s -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (21842 - 92565, n=215, last 2 years)
60246 MB/s -11%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
53861 MB/s -20%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
50231 MB/s -26%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
84869 MB/s +14%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (73998 - 88462, n=21)
82199 MB/s +11%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
74518 MB/s 0%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
74284 MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (24879 - 90647, n=215, last 2 years)
64332 MB/s -13%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
62807 MB/s -15%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
57237 MB/s -23%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
51403 MB/s -31%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
80441 MB/s +23%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (65472 - 77045, n=21)
73168 MB/s +12%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
67449 MB/s +3%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
65472 MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (21619 - 103259, n=215, last 2 years)
62379 MB/s -5%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
60389 MB/s -8%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
55263 MB/s -16%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
54443 MB/s -17%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
99.5 ns * -12%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
98.4 ns * -10%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
92.8 ns * -4%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
90.8 ns * -2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
89.3 ns * -0%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
89.1 ns *
Average of class Gaming
  (59.5 - 152.5, n=211, last 2 years)
88.6 ns * +1%
Average Intel Core i9-13900HX
  (80.4 - 91.1, n=21)
86.3 ns * +3%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latency

Our standardised latency monitor test, which involves web browsing, 4K video playback and Prime95 high-load, revealed some issues. The system seems to be unsuitable for real-time video and audio processing. We hope future software updates will help rectify these issues.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4710.9 μs * -107%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4362 μs * -92%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2448.6 μs * -8%
Medion Erazer Beast X40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Phison E18-1TB-PHISON-SSD-B47R
2275.2 μs *
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1101.9 μs * +52%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
1095 μs * +52%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

Medion equipped our X40 review unit with two 1 TB SSDs (PCIe 4.0, M.2-2280) made by Phison. One of them serves as the system drive, and the other is used for data storage. Not only do the SSDs not form a RAID configuration, but the laptop itself doesn't support RAID. The included drives are not amongst the best SSDs on the market. Even so, they still deliver great performance. Another positive thing to mention is that we didn't notice any performance drops caused by thermal throttling.

The laptop comes with two SSDs.
The laptop comes with two SSDs.
Phison E18-1TB-PHISON-SSD-B47R
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7077 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 4783 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 962.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 705.5 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 3250 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 3156 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 55.25 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 265.1 MB/s