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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch Core i7 Review: Better with Ice Lake

Microsoft's fastest configuration. We all know that Intel's Core i7 Ice Lake can outperform the cheaper AMD Zen+ Ryzen 5. The real questions are how much of a performance boost can users expect and if the advantages are worth the price premium.

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The 15-inch Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 consists of four major SKUs in the following order from least expensive to most expensive: the Ryzen 5 3580U, Core i5-1035G7, Ryzen 7 3780U, and the Core i7-1065G7. We recently checked out the AMD Ryzen 5 configuration to see what the Surface Laptop can offer at its base level. Today, we'll be checking out the Intel Core i7 SKU to see what the Surface Laptop can do when at its supposed best.

We recommend checking out our existing review on the Surface Laptop 3 Ryzen 5 SKU to learn more about the chassis, keyboard, display, and other external features as these characteristics are identical between the Intel and AMD models. This review will instead focus on any internal differences between the Intel Core i7 and AMD Ryzen 5 SKUs including temperature, power consumption, battery life and of course, performance. Comparing our Core i7 SKU with the Ryzen 7 SKU would have made for more interesting results, but that will have to wait until a future date when we can get our hands on a Ryzen 7 unit.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7 (Surface Laptop 3 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Core: 300 MHz, Memory: 1800 MHz, DDR4, 26.20.100.7463
Memory
16384 MB 
, 1866.7 MHz, 20-20-20-45, Dual-Channel
Display
15 inch 3:2, 2496 x 1664 pixel 200 PPI, 10-point capacitive, native pen support, Sharp LQ150P1JX51, IPS, SHP14B4, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel 495 (Ice Lake-U PCH-LP Premium)
Storage
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe, 256 GB 
,
Soundcard
Intel Ice Lake-U/Y PCH-LP cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.7 x 339.5 x 244 ( = 0.58 x 13.37 x 9.61 in)
Battery
45 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.54 kg ( = 54.32 oz / 3.4 pounds), Power Supply: 287 g ( = 10.12 oz / 0.63 pounds)
Price
2000 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

RatingDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionBest Price
84%12/2019Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.5 kg14.7 mm15"2496x1664
86%09/2019Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
9300H, UHD Graphics 630
1.9 kg17 mm15.6"1920x1080
86%12/2019Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
9750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
2 kg19.7 mm15.6"1920x1080
84%03/2019HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
8750H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
2.2 kg19.3 mm15.6"3840x2160
90%12/2019Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
9880H, Radeon Pro 5500M
2 kg16.2 mm16"3072x1920

Case

"Platinum" color in contrast to our matte black Ryzen test unit
"Platinum" color in contrast to our matte black Ryzen test unit
Lid opened to maximum angle. Microsoft offers no 360-degree options
Lid opened to maximum angle. Microsoft offers no 360-degree options
Clean and barebones keyboard layout with no dedicated auxiliary keys
Clean and barebones keyboard layout with no dedicated auxiliary keys
Bright metal surface hides fingerprints well and feels a lot like the Yoga C940
Bright metal surface hides fingerprints well and feels a lot like the Yoga C940
Screws hidden underneath the bottom rubber feet
Screws hidden underneath the bottom rubber feet
Rear is thicker in order to accommodate for the processor and exhaust
Rear is thicker in order to accommodate for the processor and exhaust
361 mm / 14.2 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 19.3 mm / 0.76 inch 2.2 kg4.81 lbs355.2 mm / 14 inch 238.4 mm / 9.39 inch 19.7 mm / 0.776 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 246 mm / 9.69 inch 16.2 mm / 0.638 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.7 kg3.64 lbs339.5 mm / 13.4 inch 244 mm / 9.61 inch 14.7 mm / 0.579 inch 1.5 kg3.4 lbs

Connectivity

Port options are limited for a 15-inch laptop. The smaller Huawei MateBook X Pro, for example, comes with dual USB Type-C ports, Thunderbolt 3, and a USB Type-A port whereas the Microsoft laptop offers just one USB Type-C port with no Thunderbolt compatibility. An SD reader would have been appreciated especially for content creators and users on-the-go. You'll have to purchase the expensive Surface Dock if you want to exploit the docking capabilities of the Surface Laptop 3 to its fullest.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: Surface Connect
Right: Surface Connect
Rear: No connectivity
Rear: No connectivity
Left: USB Type-A, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack
Left: USB Type-A, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack

Communication

Intel SKUs come standard with the Intel AX201 for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity whereas the AMD SKUs come with the slower Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174 for Wi-Fi 5 connectivity only. The former can offer over two times the transfer rates of the latter should you happen to be one of the few users with a brand new Wi-Fi 6 router. Otherwise, WLAN performance won't feel any different during day-to-day loads as the main reason for owning a Wi-Fi 6 laptop right now is mostly for future-proofing. Note that the AX201 is functionally identical to the AX200 save for some hardware changes under the hood.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1291 (min: 1212, max: 1379) MBit/s ∼100%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Broadcom 802.11ac
817 (min: 806, max: 821) MBit/s ∼63%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
630 MBit/s ∼49%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
596 (min: 521, max: 646) MBit/s ∼46%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1374 (min: 720, max: 1484) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
755 MBit/s ∼55%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
633 (min: 482, max: 722) MBit/s ∼46%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Broadcom 802.11ac
581 (min: 533, max: 616) MBit/s ∼42%

Input Devices

Keyboard and Touchpad

The empty space along the left and right edges of the keyboard feels wasted as it could have been utilized for more powerful speakers or additional aux keys
The empty space along the left and right edges of the keyboard feels wasted as it could have been utilized for more powerful speakers or additional aux keys
Dark gray keys contrast better with the white font when compared to the keyboard on the white HP Spectre 13
Dark gray keys contrast better with the white font when compared to the keyboard on the white HP Spectre 13

Display

Microsoft utilizes the same Sharp LQ150P1JX51 IPS panel across all of its Surface Laptop 3 SKUs. Our independent measurements show that key display characteristics are identical between the Intel and AMD options including brightness, contrast, colors, response times, and even their pulse-width modulation frequency. The competing Apple MacBook Pro 16 and Dell XPS 15 have brighter displays for better outdoor visibility.

Bezels are thick when compared to the latest Ultrabooks
Bezels are thick when compared to the latest Ultrabooks
Exact same edge-to-edge glass touchscreen on all SKUs
Exact same edge-to-edge glass touchscreen on all SKUs
Minor-moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the corners
Minor-moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the corners
Crisp subpixels with pressure-sensitive pen support
Crisp subpixels with pressure-sensitive pen support
392.5
cd/m²
413.3
cd/m²
411.1
cd/m²
353.2
cd/m²
412.4
cd/m²
365.1
cd/m²
322.8
cd/m²
353.2
cd/m²
338.7
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Sharp LQ150P1JX51
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 413.3 cd/m² Average: 373.6 cd/m² Minimum: 3.56 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 78 %
Center on Battery: 412.4 cd/m²
Contrast: 1178:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.04 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 0.74
ΔE Greyscale 1.3 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
98.4% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 62.4% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.07
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Sharp LQ150P1JX51, IPS, 15, 2496x1664
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
APPA044, IPS, 16, 3072x1920
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
LQ156M1, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
BOE NV156FHM-N63, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Sharp LQ156D1JW42, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
Sharp LQ150P1JX51, IPS, 15, 2496x1664
Response Times
177%
-24%
20%
2%
6%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
56 (27.6, 28.4)
52.4 (23.9, 28.5)
6%
52.8 (25.6, 27.2)
6%
41.2 (22, 19.2)
26%
60 (29.2, 30.8)
-7%
47.2 (23.2, 24)
16%
Response Time Black / White *
38 (21.2, 16.8)
34.9 (17.8, 17.1)
8%
32 (16.4, 15.6)
16%
33.2 (19.6, 13.6)
13%
41.2 (22.8, 18.4)
-8%
36.8 (20.4, 16.4)
3%
PWM Frequency
21370 (51)
131700
516%
1020 (25)
-95%
26040 (24)
22%
21370 (51)
0%
Screen
-14%
-34%
-132%
-65%
-31%
Brightness middle
412.4
519
26%
588
43%
312.6
-24%
464.5
13%
416.9
1%
Brightness
374
477
28%
555
48%
290
-22%
451
21%
389
4%
Brightness Distribution
78
86
10%
89
14%
85
9%
92
18%
86
10%
Black Level *
0.35
0.39
-11%
0.4
-14%
0.31
11%
0.5
-43%
0.4
-14%
Contrast
1178
1331
13%
1470
25%
1008
-14%
929
-21%
1042
-12%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.04
2.28
-119%
2.5
-140%
5.78
-456%
3.36
-223%
2.75
-164%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.83
6.54
-131%
6.3
-123%
8.86
-213%
7.06
-149%
6.64
-135%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.74
0.86
-16%
0.6
19%
3.78
-411%
3.42
-362%
0.71
4%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.3
0.9
31%
4.5
-246%
5.4
-315%
1.3
-0%
1.8
-38%
Gamma
2.07 106%
2145 0%
2.2 100%
2.21 100%
2.14 103%
2.09 105%
CCT
6634 98%
6572 99%
6836 95%
7864 83%
6596 99%
6646 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
62.4
78
25%
63.2
1%
57.1
-8%
84.8
36%
63.4
2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98.4
98
0%
87.4
-11%
98.3
0%
99.4
1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
82% / 30%
-29% / -32%
-56% / -109%
-32% / -50%
-13% / -23%

* ... smaller is better

Color space encompasses sRGB and approximately 62 percent of the AdobeRGB standard. Full AdobeRGB coverage is not available unlike on the XPS 15, Asus ZenBook Pro 15, or MSI Prestige 15.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Our Intel unit comes better calibrated out of the box when compared to our Ryzen unit. Intel says no post-calibration was performed on our test to suggest that certain Surface Laptop 3 SKUs may come better calibrated than others. Average grayscale and color DeltaE values are already low at just 1.3 and 0.89, respectively. Calibrating the display even further ourselves improves these values just marginally.

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

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.2 ms rise
↘ 16.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 95 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
56 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 27.6 ms rise
↘ 28.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 91 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 21370 Hz ≤ 51 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 21370 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 51 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 21370 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 13560 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade if viewing from extremely wide angles
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade if viewing from extremely wide angles

Performance

The Core i7-1065G7 SKU is marketed as Microsoft's fastest Surface Laptop 3 configuration. It competes directly with the AMD Ryzen 7 3780U in the same way that the Core i5-1035G7 SKU competes with the Ryzen 5 3580U. Keep in mind that this same Intel Ice Lake CPU can also be found on the latest Surface Pro 7Even if you don't game, the extra graphics horsepower from the integrated Iris Plus G7 should prove useful for graphics editors, accelerating video encoding or decoding, and external monitor support at higher resolutions.

Our unit ships with the Intel Command Center software pre-installed to replace the older Intel Graphics Control Center. The new application offers more visual settings with a revised UI. Future laptops powered by Intel graphics are expected to ship with Command Center as well.

LatencyMon shows no recurring DPC latency issues regardless of Wi-Fi in contrast to what we observed on our Ryzen unit.

Processor

As our 9th Core i7-1065G7 entry in our database, we're starting to see what the processor is capable of. Microsoft's implementation of the 25 W CPU appears to be better than most as its multi-thread CineBench score is 11 percent faster than the average i7-1065G7. Raw performance is thus 16 percent higher than the Ryzen 5 3580U and within just a few percentage points of the Core i5-9300H.

Performance sustainability is better than expected which explains the higher-than-average CPU benchmark scores. When running CineBench R15 Multi-Thread in a loop, for example, performance drop by just 6 to 7 percent over time compared to 17 percent on the similarly equipped Lenovo Yoga C940. Performance is also steadier when under such stressful conditions as shown by our graph below.

Another advantage over AMD is hardware-based AI acceleration. The problem is that most applications and even Windows itself have yet to exploit the emerging technology meaning that your day-to-day workloads will likely not benefit from the AI capabilities of Ice Lake, if at all.

See our dedicated page on the Core i7-1065G7 for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7 Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø717 (684.67-772.41)
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9 Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø627 (606.12-749.06)
Razer Blade Stealth i7-1065G7 Iris Plus Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø671 (663.4-722.7)
Razer Blade Stealth 13, Core i7-1065G7 GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 1065G7, Lite-On CA3-8D512; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø483 (464-551)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U Vega 9, 3580U, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø662 (563.52-691.26)
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
460 Points ∼89% 0%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
460 Points ∼89%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H
442 Points ∼86% -4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5-1035G4
441 Points ∼86% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (377 - 465, n=8)
429 Points ∼83% -7%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
422 Points ∼82% -8%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
403 Points ∼78% -12%
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
Intel Core i7-8565U
391 Points ∼76% -15%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
383 Points ∼75% -17%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U
352 Points ∼68% -23%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
351 Points ∼68% -24%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
334 Points ∼65% -27%
Dell Latitude 3400
Intel Core i3-8145U
296 Points ∼58% -36%
CPU (Multi Core)
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H
3059 Points ∼34% +70%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
2598 Points ∼29% +44%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
1864 Points ∼21% +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1799 Points ∼20%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (1189 - 2024, n=8)
1599 Points ∼18% -11%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U
1549 Points ∼17% -14%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
1499 Points ∼17% -17%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5-1035G4
1410 Points ∼16% -22%
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
Intel Core i7-8565U
1140 Points ∼13% -37%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
1138 Points ∼13% -37%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
1117 Points ∼13% -38%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
948 Points ∼11% -47%
Dell Latitude 3400
Intel Core i3-8145U
657 Points ∼7% -63%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
191 Points ∼88% +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
184 Points ∼84%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H
181 Points ∼83% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (149 - 184, n=10)
176 Points ∼81% -4%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
172 Points ∼79% -7%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5-1035G4
172 Points ∼79% -7%
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
Intel Core i7-8565U
161 Points ∼74% -12%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
157 Points ∼72% -15%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
156 Points ∼72% -15%
Dell Latitude 3400
Intel Core i3-8145U
154 Points ∼71% -16%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼66% -22%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U
139 Points ∼64% -24%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
135 Points ∼62% -27%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H
1285 Points ∼29% +75%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
1103 Points ∼25% +50%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
790 Points ∼18% +8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
733 Points ∼17%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U
693 Points ∼16% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (521 - 830, n=11)
685 Points ∼16% -7%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
672 Points ∼15% -8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5-1035G4
644 Points ∼15% -12%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
554 Points ∼13% -24%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
494 Points ∼11% -33%
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
Intel Core i7-8565U
459 (min: 448.69, max: 516.81) Points ∼10% -37%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
406 Points ∼9% -45%
Dell Latitude 3400
Intel Core i3-8145U
350 Points ∼8% -52%
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
184 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
733 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
73.55 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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System Performance

PCMark scores are 4 percent to 21 percent higher than the Ryzen 5 SKU depending on the benchmark. Its Digital Creation score, for example, is merely 4 percent higher than the AMD to suggest that the real-world performance difference between Iris Plus and the Vega 8/9/10/11 series isn't as wide as Intel would like you to believe. Intel has its biggest advantage in the PCMark Essentials benchmark which tests how fast and smoothly the system can multi-task between web browsing and launching applications. The Intel chipset is likely better optimized for such day-to-day applications.

We experienced no software or hardware issues during our time with the test unit.

PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5520 Points ∼43% +41%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
4884 Points ∼38% +25%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3920 Points ∼30%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (3684 - 3998, n=6)
3867 Points ∼30% -1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
Vega 9, 3580U, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
3778 Points ∼29% -4%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
UHD Graphics 630, 9300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
3096 Points ∼24% -21%
Productivity
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
7275 Points ∼70%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (6924 - 7275, n=6)
7111 Points ∼68% -2%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
6832 Points ∼66% -6%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
UHD Graphics 630, 9300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
6771 Points ∼65% -7%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
6722 Points ∼65% -8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
Vega 9, 3580U, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
6102 Points ∼59% -16%
Essentials
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (9536 - 9902, n=6)
9687 Points ∼85% +2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
9536 Points ∼83%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
9048 Points ∼79% -5%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
UHD Graphics 630, 9300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
9000 Points ∼79% -6%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
8237 Points ∼72% -14%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
Vega 9, 3580U, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
7861 Points ∼69% -18%
Score
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5009 Points ∼62% +8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
4644 Points ∼57%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
4636 Points ∼57% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (4522 - 4677, n=6)
4611 Points ∼57% -1%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
UHD Graphics 630, 9300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4105 Points ∼51% -12%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
Vega 9, 3580U, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
4056 Points ∼50% -13%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
UHD Graphics 630, 9300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5070 Points ∼77% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (4382 - 5227, n=6)
4971 Points ∼75% +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
4799 Points ∼73%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4483 Points ∼68% -7%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
4316 Points ∼65% -10%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
Vega 9, 3580U, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
4246 Points ∼64% -12%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
UHD Graphics 630, 9300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4175 Points ∼69% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (3448 - 4030, n=6)
3860 Points ∼63% +2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3783 Points ∼62%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3546 Points ∼58% -6%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
3494 Points ∼57% -8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
Vega 9, 3580U, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
3348 Points ∼55% -11%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3783 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4799 points
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Storage Devices

Interestingly, our Intel SKU comes with a 256 GB Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe SSD in contrast to the 256 GB SK Hynix BC501 in our Ryzen 5 SKU to suggest that Microsoft is sourcing multiple suppliers for its Surface Laptop 3 series. It's therefore a gamble as to which SSD you will actually end up purchasing.

The Toshiba drive outperforms the SK Hynix drive. AS SSD shows sequential read and write rates of 1755 MB/s and 818 MB/s, respectively, compared to 1122 MB/s and 514 MB/s on our Ryzen 5 SKU. Though an improvement, transfer rates are merely average when compared to the Apple SSD or Lite-On SSD as found on the Apple MacBook Pro 16 or Razer Blade Stealth. It's disappointing to see Microsoft cut corners here on its premier laptop series.

See our table of HDDs and SSDs for more benchmark comparisons.

CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
AS SSD
AS SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Apple SSD AP1024 7171
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
Razer Blade Stealth 13, Core i7-1065G7
Lite-On CA3-8D512
AS SSD
82%
66%
85%
-21%
13%
Copy Game MB/s
1135.91
1135
0%
1287.32
13%
1424.04
25%
387.44
-66%
964.43
-15%
Copy Program MB/s
603.67
584
-3%
468.05
-22%
609.43
1%
200.49
-67%
458.42
-24%
Copy ISO MB/s
1191.82
1995
67%
1375.25
15%
2830.3
137%
827.96
-31%
1494.75
25%
Score Total
2285
4317
89%
3483
52%
4411
93%
1434
-37%
1982
-13%
Score Write
487
2018
314%
1664
242%
1714
252%
488
0%
555
14%
Score Read
1213
1536
27%
1210
0%
1777
46%
639
-47%
972
-20%
Access Time Write *
0.619
0.095
85%
0.075
88%
0.092
85%
0.11
82%
0.032
95%
Access Time Read *
0.083
0.122
-47%
0.034
59%
0.044
47%
0.056
33%
0.075
10%
4K-64 Write
292.71
1748.84
497%
1374.95
370%
1454.92
397%
339.93
16%
271.98
-7%
4K-64 Read
984.75
1266.78
29%
969.22
-2%
1599.35
62%
492.01
-50%
652.05
-34%
4K Write
112.18
39.88
-64%
146.01
30%
119.79
7%
96.76
-14%
133.68
19%
4K Read
52.28
15.85
-70%
52.32
0%
50.33
-4%
34.98
-33%
53.66
3%
Seq Write
817.64
2288.6
180%
1432.22
75%
1395.01
71%
514.48
-37%
1496.92
83%
Seq Read
1755.5
2531.3
44%
1886.9
7%
1274.31
-27%
1122.12
-36%
2666.49
52%

* ... smaller is better

Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2378 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1570 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 423.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 348.3 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1690 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1220 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 54.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 125 MB/s

GPU Performance

3DMark scores show the integrated Iris Plus GPU to be on par with the RX Vega 9 in the Ryzen 5 3580U at worst or about 15 percent faster at best. In real-world gaming scenarios, however, the Intel GPU has the potential to be much faster. Rocket League and F1 2019, for example, can each run up to 40 percent faster than the RX Vega 9 while other games like Overwatch and Shadow of the Tomb Raider are neck-to-neck between the Intel and AMD SKUs. If you plan on playing popular titles like Fortnite or Rocket League, then you may want to consider the Intel Iris Plus options to maximize performance. 3DMark continues to be a poor indicator of real-world gaming performance for the Intel Iris Plus and AMD RX Vega series of integrated GPUs.

Additional gaming benchmarks and comparisons can be found on our Iris Plus G7 page here.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Ice Storm Unlimited
Ice Storm Unlimited
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H
3238 Points ∼22% +282%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, 8565U
1130 Points ∼8% +33%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i5
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8250U
971 Points ∼7% +15%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9, 3580U
872 Points ∼6% +3%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, 3700U
852 Points ∼6% +1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7
847 Points ∼6%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (685 - 847, n=7)
793 Points ∼5% -6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), 1035G4
619 Points ∼4% -27%
Walmart Motile M142
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, 3500U
618 Points ∼4% -27%
Microsoft Surface Laptop i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 7660U
420 Points ∼3% -50%
Schenker Slim 15 L19
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
408 Points ∼3% -52%
Dell Latitude 7400-8N6DH
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8665U
391 Points ∼3% -54%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H
8618 Points ∼21% +181%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, 8565U
3664 Points ∼9% +20%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i5
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8250U
3263 Points ∼8% +7%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7
3062 Points ∼8%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, 3700U
2999 Points ∼7% -2%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (2453 - 3156, n=8)
2878 Points ∼7% -6%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9, 3580U
2789 Points ∼7% -9%
Walmart Motile M142
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, 3500U
2020 Points ∼5% -34%
Microsoft Surface Laptop i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 7660U
1315 Points ∼3% -57%
Schenker Slim 15 L19
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1280 Points ∼3% -58%
Dell Latitude 7400-8N6DH
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8665U
1173 Points ∼3% -62%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H
7717 Points ∼27% +169%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, 8565U
3350 Points ∼12% +17%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i5
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8250U
2954 Points ∼10% +3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7
2865 Points ∼10%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, 3700U
2694 Points ∼10% -6%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (2234 - 2925, n=8)
2668 Points ∼9% -7%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9, 3580U
2524 Points ∼9% -12%
Walmart Motile M142
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, 3500U
1779 Points ∼6% -38%
Microsoft Surface Laptop i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 7660U
1236 Points ∼4% -57%
Schenker Slim 15 L19
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1162 Points ∼4% -59%
Dell Latitude 7400-8N6DH
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8665U
1075 Points ∼4% -62%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H
53981 Points ∼28% +202%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, 8565U
22615 Points ∼12% +26%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, 3700U
20784 Points ∼11% +16%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9, 3580U
19255 Points ∼10% +8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7
17892 Points ∼9%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i5
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8250U
17552 Points ∼9% -2%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (14505 - 18881, n=8)
16853 Points ∼9% -6%
Walmart Motile M142
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, 3500U
13919 Points ∼7% -22%
Microsoft Surface Laptop i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 7660U
10486 Points ∼5% -41%
Schenker Slim 15 L19
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
10047 Points ∼5% -44%
Dell Latitude 7400-8N6DH
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8665U
9354 Points ∼5% -48%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H
10588 Points ∼47% +162%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, 8565U
4552 Points ∼20% +13%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7
4045 Points ∼18%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i5
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8250U
3845 Points ∼17% -5%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (2776 - 4163, n=9)
3744 Points ∼17% -7%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, 3700U
3247 Points ∼14% -20%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9, 3580U
3041 Points ∼13% -25%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), 1035G4
2739 Points ∼12% -32%
Walmart Motile M142
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, 3500U
2003 Points ∼9% -50%
Microsoft Surface Laptop i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 7660U
1968 Points ∼9% -51%
Microsoft Surface Laptop i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 7660U
1800 Points ∼8% -56%
Schenker Slim 15 L19
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1789 Points ∼8% -56%
Dell Latitude 7400-8N6DH
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8665U
1527 Points ∼7% -62%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H
12259 Points ∼24% +166%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7
4612 Points ∼9%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, 8565U
4459 Points ∼9% -3%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (3677 - 4630, n=9)
4388 Points ∼9% -5%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9, 3580U
4380 Points ∼9% -5%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i5
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8250U
4252 Points ∼8% -8%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, 3700U
4165 Points ∼8% -10%
Walmart Motile M142
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, 3500U
3332 Points ∼7% -28%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), 1035G4
3228 Points ∼6% -30%
Microsoft Surface Laptop i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 7660U
2401 Points ∼5% -48%
Microsoft Surface Laptop i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 7660U
1980 Points ∼4% -57%
Schenker Slim 15 L19
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1829 Points ∼4% -60%
Dell Latitude 7400-8N6DH
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8665U
1804 Points ∼4% -61%
3DMark 11 Performance
4932 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
67987 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
14347 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2865 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
960 points
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Rocket League
1920x1080 High Quality AA:High FX
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
52.1 fps ∼100% +22%
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
47.4 fps ∼91% +11%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
42.8 fps ∼82%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (29.7 - 48.5, n=9)
40.6 fps ∼78% -5%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
38.9 fps ∼75% -9%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
30.4 fps ∼58% -29%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
28.2 fps ∼54% -34%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
23 fps ∼44% -46%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
22.8 fps ∼44% -47%
1920x1080 Quality AA:Medium FX
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
77 fps ∼100% +26%
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
76.1 fps ∼99% +25%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
61 fps ∼79%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (44 - 71.3, n=9)
60.3 fps ∼78% -1%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
59.9 fps ∼78% -2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
46.2 fps ∼60% -24%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
42.7 fps ∼55% -30%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
42.2 fps ∼55% -31%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
36.6 fps ∼48% -40%
1920x1080 Performance
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
94.3 fps ∼100% +23%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
76.9 fps ∼82%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (49.9 - 113, n=7)
76.5 fps ∼81% -1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
65.3 fps ∼69% -15%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
58.8 fps ∼62% -24%
1280x720 Performance
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
175.4 fps ∼100% +83%
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
156 fps ∼89% +62%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
119.7 fps ∼68% +25%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (87.9 - 123, n=9)
106 fps ∼60% +10%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
100.7 fps ∼57% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
99.7 fps ∼57% +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
96.1 fps ∼55%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
76.2 fps ∼43% -21%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
69.5 fps ∼40% -28%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
11.9 fps ∼100% +19%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
11.5 fps ∼97% +15%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
11.4 fps ∼96% +14%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
10.7 fps ∼90% +7%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
10 fps ∼84%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (7.2 - 10, n=5)
8.9 fps ∼75% -11%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
8.1 fps ∼68% -19%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
5.4 fps ∼45% -46%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
22.1 fps ∼100% +10%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
20.4 fps ∼92% +1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
20.1 fps ∼91%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
19.3 fps ∼87% -4%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
18.8 fps ∼85% -6%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (13.8 - 20.1, n=8)
18.2 fps ∼82% -9%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
13.3 fps ∼60% -34%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
12.5 fps ∼57% -38%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
10.4 fps ∼47% -48%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
39.7 fps ∼100% +8%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
37.9 fps ∼95% +3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
36.8 fps ∼93%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
35.2 fps ∼89% -4%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (28.9 - 36.8, n=8)
34.3 fps ∼86% -7%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
24 fps ∼60% -35%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
19.1 fps ∼48% -48%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
70.5 fps ∼100% +25%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
63.5 fps ∼90% +13%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
58.8 fps ∼83% +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
56.4 fps ∼80%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
53.8 fps ∼76% -5%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (43.9 - 58, n=8)
53.2 fps ∼75% -6%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
41.9 fps ∼59% -26%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
37.3 fps ∼53% -34%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
29.7 fps ∼42% -47%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
19.7 fps ∼28% -65%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1280x720 Lowest Preset
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
46 fps ∼100% +48%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
45 fps ∼98% +45%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
38 fps ∼83% +23%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
31 fps ∼67%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
29 fps ∼63% -6%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (21 - 31, n=8)
27.6 fps ∼60% -11%
HP Pavilion 15-cw0003ng
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
17 fps ∼37% -45%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
15 fps ∼33% -52%
BioShock Infinite
1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
34.8 fps ∼100% +54%
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
34.3 fps ∼99% +52%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
33.7 fps ∼97% +49%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
22.6 fps ∼65%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
21.3 fps ∼61% -6%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
20.5 fps ∼59% -9%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (16.4 - 22.6, n=9)
20.2 fps ∼58% -11%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
17.6 fps ∼51% -22%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
11.7 fps ∼34% -48%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
11.2 fps ∼32% -50%
1366x768 High Preset
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
94 fps ∼100% +53%
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
93.4 fps ∼99% +52%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
89.8 fps ∼96% +46%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
61.5 fps ∼65%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (43.6 - 61.5, n=9)
55.9 fps ∼59% -9%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
35.8 fps ∼38% -42%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
34.8 fps ∼37% -43%
1366x768 Medium Preset
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
110.3 fps ∼100% +51%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
107 fps ∼97% +47%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
105.9 fps ∼96% +45%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
73 fps ∼66%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (47.9 - 73, n=9)
64.9 fps ∼59% -11%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
42 fps ∼38% -42%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
40 fps ∼36% -45%
1280x720 Very Low Preset
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
195 fps ∼100% +78%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
183.9 fps ∼94% +68%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
180.2 fps ∼92% +64%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
123.7 fps ∼63% +13%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
117.9 fps ∼60% +8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
109.6 fps ∼56%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (89.4 - 113, n=9)
104 fps ∼53% -5%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
101 fps ∼52% -8%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
85.3 fps ∼44% -22%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
82.6 fps ∼42% -25%
Overwatch
1920x1080 Epic (Render Scale 100 %) AA:SM AF:16x
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
30.4 fps ∼100% +54%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
19.7 fps ∼65%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
19.3 fps ∼63% -2%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (18.9 - 19.7, n=2)
19.3 fps ∼63% -2%
1920x1080 High (Render Scale 100 %) AA:SM AF:4x
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
49.5 fps ∼100% +50%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
36.3 fps ∼73% +10%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
32.9 fps ∼66%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (29.7 - 32.9, n=3)
31.5 fps ∼64% -4%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
23.5 fps ∼47% -29%
1920x1080 Medium (Render Scale 100 %) AA:FX AF:2x
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
50.8 fps ∼100% +10%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
46.3 fps ∼91%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (28.1 - 46.3, n=4)
35.1 fps ∼69% -24%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
31.3 fps ∼62% -32%
1366x768 Medium (Render Scale 100 %) AA:FX AF:2x
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
112.2 fps ∼100% +75%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
64 fps ∼57%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (52.1 - 67.7, n=5)
58.7 fps ∼52% -8%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
52.3 fps ∼47% -18%
1280x720 Low (Render Scale 100 %) AA:FX AF:1x
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
166.4 fps ∼100% +85%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
92.3 fps ∼55% +3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
90 fps ∼54%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (68.4 - 92.7, n=5)
84.1 fps ∼51% -7%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
71.4 fps ∼43% -21%
F1 2019
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
17 (min: 16, max: 19) fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (12 - 17, n=3)
14 fps ∼82% -18%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
12 fps ∼71% -29%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
27 (min: 24, max: 29) fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (19 - 27, n=3)
22 fps ∼81% -19%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
18 fps ∼67% -33%
1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T AF:16x
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
31 (min: 28, max: 33) fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (22 - 31, n=4)
24.5 fps ∼79% -21%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
21 fps ∼68% -32%
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
63 (min: 47, max: 72) fps ∼100%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
51 fps ∼81% -19%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (35 - 63, n=4)
45.8 fps ∼73% -27%
Borderlands 3
1920x1080 High Overall Quality (DX11)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
10 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (8.7 - 10, n=2)
9.35 fps ∼94% -6%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
7.8 fps ∼78% -22%
1920x1080 Medium Overall Quality (DX11)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
16 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (13.8 - 16, n=2)
14.9 fps ∼93% -7%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
13.5 fps ∼84% -16%
1280x720 Very Low Overall Quality (DX11)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
37 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (31.8 - 37, n=2)
34.4 fps ∼93% -7%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
28.3 fps ∼76% -24%
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