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Radeon RX 7700S performance debut: Framework Laptop 16 review

Detachable Radeon discrete graphics. The name may be generic, but the design is anything but. The environmentally-friendly Laptop 16 takes everything great about the Laptop 13.5 and bumps it up a notch with even more upgradeable and customizable components including a removable Radeon RDNA 3 GPU.
Framework Laptop 16 with palm rest cover module removed
Framework Laptop 16 with palm rest cover module removed

Revealed at GDC 2023, The Framework Laptop 16 expands upon the repairability and sustainability aspects of the Framework 13.5 but in a larger 16-inch form factor. It's much more than just a bigger version, however, as the larger screen size has allowed for even more customization and optional parts than the original 13.5-inch design including removable discrete graphics, touchpad spacers, LEDs, and numpad.

Our review unit is the highest-end configuration with the Ryzen 9 7940HS and 100 W Radeon RX 7700S for roughly $2400 USD retail. Lower-end SKUs ship with the Ryzen 7 7840HS and no discrete GPU, but all options come with the same 1600p 165 Hz VRR IPS display. Barebone and DIY kits are also available much like for the Laptop 13.5. Framework says the company worked closely with AMD on the design of the Laptop 16 to imply that we shouldn't be holding our breath for any Intel-Nvidia options anytime soon.

Though the Laptop 16 is wholly capable of gaming because of its specifications, Framework is being careful to avoid calling it a gaming laptop for fear of pigeonholing the model. The Laptop 16 is instead targeting a broader audience consisting of multimedia users, content creators, and gamers alike. Competitors to the Laptop 16 include 16-inch laptops from more traditional makers like the HP Spectre x360 16, upcoming Dell XPS 16, Lenovo ThinkPad Z16, or the Apple MacBook Pro 16.

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Framework Laptop 16 (Laptop Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS 8 x 4 - 5.2 GHz, 79 W PL2 / Short Burst, 54 W PL1 / Sustained, Phoenix-HS (Zen 4)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX 7700S - 8 GB VRAM, Memory: 912 MHz, 100 W TDP, GDDR6, 23.20.24.15
Memory
32 GB 
, ADATA, DDR5-5600, Dual-Channel, 46-45-45-90
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, glossy: no, 165 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
WDC PC SN810 1TB, 1024 GB 
Soundcard
AMD Zen - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 3 DisplayPort, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card (a/b/g/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): 20.95 x 356.58 x 290.2 ( = 0.82 x 14.04 x 11.43 in)
Battery
85 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: 1080p30
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Expansion Cards, dGPU bay, Numpad, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.418 kg ( = 85.29 oz / 5.33 pounds), Power Supply: 487 g ( = 17.18 oz / 1.07 pounds)
Price
2400 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.6 %
01/2024
Framework Laptop 16
R9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
2.4 kg20.95 mm16.00"2560x1600
88.1 %
12/2023
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
1.6 kg19.1 mm16.00"2560x1600
88.6 %
12/2023
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
R9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
1.8 kg15.8 mm16.00"3840x2400
93.2 %
11/2023
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
Apple M3 Max 16-Core, M3 Max 40-Core GPU
2.1 kg16.9 mm16.00"3456x2234
87.1 %
08/2023
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.2 kg19.95 mm16.00"2560x1600
87.3 %
01/2023
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2 kg19.9 mm16.00"3072x1920

Case — When Form Meets Function

The chassis is an evolution of the smaller Laptop 13.5. While materials are largely the same between them, the Laptop 16 feels thicker and more rigid around the base for better first impressions even after accounting for all the new removable parts. Attempting to twist the base or warp the keyboard would result in almost no creaking and just minimal distortions which are already huge improvements over the more fragile Laptop 13.5.

Unfortunately, one attribute has not improved and that is the lid. Much like on the Laptop 13.5, the lid on the Laptop 16 is more susceptible to twisting and warping when compared to other 16-inch alternatives like the HP Spectre x360 16 or Blade 16. The hinges may be decent, but the lid feels like the weakest aspect of the chassis yet again.

Dimensions and weight are different depending on if the dGPU module is attached or if the smaller standard cover module is attached instead. Indeed, the Laptop 16 becomes noticeably heavier and longer than other 16-inch multimedia laptops when its dGPU module is attached. Its design is already quite long at 270 mm with just the standard cover module. If portability is a concern, you can certainly do better with more traditional laptops from Apple or the LG Gram series.

With Standard Expansion Bay Cover Module356.58 x 270.0 x 17.95 mm2.1 kg
With Discrete Graphics Bay Module356.58 x 290.2 x 20.95 mm2.4 kg


Similar magnesium and aluminum alloy materials as on the Laptop 13.5 for a similar texture and appearance
Similar magnesium and aluminum alloy materials as on the Laptop 13.5 for a similar texture and appearance
The removable modules do not always align perfectly with the rest of the laptop which can make the chassis look cheap
The removable modules do not always align perfectly with the rest of the laptop which can make the chassis look cheap
Lid opened to maximum angle of 150 degrees whereas the lid on the Laptop 13.5 can open the full 180 degrees
Lid opened to maximum angle of 150 degrees whereas the lid on the Laptop 13.5 can open the full 180 degrees
Fingerprint-enabled power button
Fingerprint-enabled power button
The rear dGPU module (black) adds noticeable weight and length to the laptop
The rear dGPU module (black) adds noticeable weight and length to the laptop
System supports up to 6 expansion cards up from 4 on the Laptop 13.5
System supports up to 6 expansion cards up from 4 on the Laptop 13.5

Size Comparison

358 mm / 14.1 inch 245.3 mm / 9.66 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2 kg4.43 lbs356.58 mm / 14 inch 290.2 mm / 11.4 inch 20.95 mm / 0.825 inch 2.4 kg5.33 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 19.1 mm / 0.752 inch 1.6 kg3.43 lbs356.78 mm / 14 inch 251.9 mm / 9.92 inch 19.95 mm / 0.785 inch 2.2 kg4.8 lbs355.7 mm / 14 inch 248.1 mm / 9.77 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 2.1 kg4.73 lbs354.4 mm / 14 inch 237.4 mm / 9.35 inch 15.8 mm / 0.622 inch 1.8 kg4.06 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity — Six Customizable Ports

This is the only laptop in recent memory to integrate a total of six USB-C ports and nothing else — not even an audio jack or Kensington lock. All six ports are compatible with Framework's existing lineup of expansion cards and so they function the same way as on the Laptop 13.5.

It's important to note that the six USB-C ports are not created equal as shown by our table below. Only two are USB4, three are compatible with DP, and four are compatible with the USB-C AC adapter. There are no visual indicators to differentiate between the ports.

Expansion Card Slot #InterfaceDisplayPort Compatible?240 W USB-C Charging Compatible?USB-A High Power Consumption?
1USB4YYY
2USB 3.2NYN
3USB 3.2NNN
4USB4YYY
5USB 3.2YYN
6USB 3.2NNN

Additionally, there are still no expansion cards for full-size SD readers, WAN, or RJ-45. If such ports are important to you, then you'll have to look at USB adapters or docking stations.

The six USB-C slots are not identical when it comes to features
The six USB-C slots are not identical when it comes to features

A seventh USB-C port along the rear edge becomes available if the discrete GPU module is installed. This port is compatible with DP but not the AC adapter.

Front: No ports
Front: No ports
Right: 3x USB-C (USB4, USB 3.2, USB 3.2)
Right: 3x USB-C (USB4, USB 3.2, USB 3.2)
Rear: 1x USB-C 3.2
Rear: 1x USB-C 3.2
Left: 3x USB-C (USB4, USB 3.2, USB 3.2)
Left: 3x USB-C (USB4, USB 3.2, USB 3.2)

SD Card Reader

The Laptop 16 utilizes the same MicroSD expansion card reader as found on the Laptop 13.5 for similar read and write rates. At only around 80 MB/s, performance is much slower than the card readers on competing models like the ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 or MacBook Pro 16.

We do not have access to the SD card reader expansion card for our Laptop 16 and so our data for the Laptop 13.5 is provided below in its place.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
182.5 MB/s
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
Apple M3 Max 16-Core (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
163.3 MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
144.2 MB/s
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
136 MB/s
Framework Laptop 13.5
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (AV Pro UHS-II V60)
73.8 MB/s
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
19.3 MB/s
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
237.2 MB/s
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
Apple M3 Max 16-Core (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
226.7 MB/s
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
221.2 MB/s
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
161 MB/s
Framework Laptop 13.5
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (AV Pro UHS-II V60)
90.3 MB/s
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
28.3 MB/s

Communication

Wi-Fi 6 and 6E are provided by a MediaTek MT7922 instead of the usual AX211 in keeping with the Intel-free design of the model. We experienced steady and reliable connections when paired to our Asus AXE11000 test router.

WAN is unfortunately not supported.

Removable WLAN module
Removable WLAN module
Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
Broadcom 0x14E4, 0x4388 WiFi 6E AirPort
1726 (1684min - 1758max) MBit/s +81%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1326 (1246min - 1393max) MBit/s +39%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1261 (1137min - 1385max) MBit/s +32%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
1144 (654min - 1349max) MBit/s +20%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
964 (863min - 1044max) MBit/s +1%
Framework Laptop 16
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
956 (920min - 1017max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
Broadcom 0x14E4, 0x4388 WiFi 6E AirPort
1752 (1702min - 1776max) MBit/s +99%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1532 (1427min - 1569max) MBit/s +74%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1439 (1253min - 1548max) MBit/s +64%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
1317 (915min - 1453max) MBit/s +50%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1184 (1047min - 1237max) MBit/s +35%
Framework Laptop 16
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
880 (846min - 906max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1623 (1482min - 1674max) MBit/s +61%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1524 (1318min - 1580max) MBit/s +51%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
1210 (747min - 1295max) MBit/s +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1041 (952min - 1137max) MBit/s +3%
Framework Laptop 16
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1010 (930min - 1099max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1536 (1436min - 1555max) MBit/s +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1387 (1348min - 1433max) MBit/s +24%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1229 (1099min - 1323max) MBit/s +9%
Framework Laptop 16
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1123 (1095min - 1152max) MBit/s
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
1111 (866min - 1323max) MBit/s -1%
0501001502002503003504004505005506006507007508008509009501000105011001150Tooltip
Framework Laptop 16; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1010 (930-1099)
Framework Laptop 16; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1123 (1095-1152)

Webcam

A 2 MP webcam with IR and manual shutter come standard while competitors like the HP Spectre or Elite series have been shipping with 5 MP or higher webcams for well over a year. Hopefully Framework can offer improved webcam options in the future.

ColorChecker
6.1 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
5 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
2 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Framework Laptop 16: 6.64 ∆E min: 1.24 - max: 12.45 ∆E

Accessories — More Options Than Batman's Utility Belt

Unlike your typical laptop, the Laptop 16 is arguably defined by its accessories. The most notable include the removable rear discrete graphics module, LED Matrix modules, and RGB Macropad module. There is only one dGPU to choose from at the moment, but it's likely that more options will be made available in the future.

The RGB Macropad is a secondary option to the standard numpad. Its inputs are exactly the same as a regular numpad but the keys are visually different as they are transparent and with RGB backlighting whereas the standard numpad is printed and with only a white backlight. The clear and colorful keys of the Macropad can appeal to hardcore users or gamers who like to customize their key inputs.

RGB Macropad functions identically to the regular numpad
RGB Macropad functions identically to the regular numpad

As for the LED Matrix modules, these replace the regular spacers and consist of numerous LEDs in a pixel-like grid that can be programmed to show battery life levels, scrolling texts, notifications, or a clock.

Users who have no desire for the dGPU or LED Matrix modules can install standard plate covers in their respective places. These covers ship with all configurations of the Laptop 16.

Beyond the accessories, most internal parts are replaceable and can be individually purchased from the manufacturer including the mainboard just like on the Framework 13.5.

Maintenance

Accessing the motherboard is more involved than usual. Whereas most other laptops require you to only remove the bottom panel, the Laptop 16 requires you to remove the keyboard, clickpad, a ribbon cable, 15 Torx screws, and a metal mid-plate to reveal the innards. It's not difficult by any means, but the process is slightly longer when compared to something like a traditional ThinkPad or EliteBook.

Laptop 16 with keyboard, clickpad, and mid-plate removed. Note the QR codes on most components to aid in replacement parts
Laptop 16 with keyboard, clickpad, and mid-plate removed. Note the QR codes on most components to aid in replacement parts

Thankfully, Framework offers some of the most detailed and easy-to-follow repair guides we've seen from any laptop manufacturer to make maintenance a breeze. We highly recommend checking out the extensive official support page which covers everything from simple RAM and SSD upgrades to mainboard replacements and dGPU module installation. We don't need to reprint the entire maintenance process, but the procedures have a slightly higher learning curve than the Laptop 13.5 due to the complexities of the new removable dGPU and larger input modules.

While many of the modules are magnetic, a screwdriver is still required for installing the rear dGPU and some modules must be installed in a certain order. The rear module in particular is not plug-and-play as the system must be powered off and the keyboard and clickpad must first be removed. The good news is that you only need to disassemble and reassemble the system once before the maintenance procedures become second nature. Framework even encourages this by shipping the keyboard and clickpad detached which effectively forces the user to learn how some of the modules work before turning on the laptop for the first time. 

The use of magnets and latches for the touchpad modules is an intuitive approach to servicing. We're hopeful to see this expanded upon to the point where all modules and upgrades can be tool-less.

Radeon 7700S dGPU rear module (bottom) next to the standard rear module (top). The fans are slightly thicker on the dGPU module. One module must always be inserted
Radeon 7700S dGPU rear module (bottom) next to the standard rear module (top). The fans are slightly thicker on the dGPU module. One module must always be inserted

Warranty

The standard one-year limited manufacturer warranty applies if purchased in the US. The protection covers the laptop in addition to its parts and modules.

Input Devices — Removable, Replaceable, And Rearrangeable

Keyboard

The per-key RGB keys have 1.5 mm of travel which is common amongst most Ultrabooks. The typing experience doesn't feel hindered by the removable aspect of the keyboard which is exactly what we like to see. Users who prefer laptops with deeper and firmer key travel should try out the HP Spectre.   

Oddly, the numpad keys only have a white backlight whereas the main QWERTY keys are RGB lit. Users who prefer to have no numpad at all can instead install spacers to center the QWERTY keyboard or install an RGB macropad with customizable keys. The ability to reposition or center the keyboard to your liking is not something we've seen on any other laptop.  The numpad, for example, can be installed to the left or right of the QWERTY keyboard for some truly interesting configurations.

The keyboard and clickpad modules can be rearranged to unusual positions and the system will still recognize them and run normally. Spacers are available for users who want no numpad at all
The keyboard and clickpad modules can be rearranged to unusual positions and the system will still recognize them and run normally. Spacers are available for users who want no numpad at all

Touchpad

At 12.3 x 7.7 cm, the Precision clickpad is smaller than the one on the MSI Prestige 16 (15 x 9 cm) and about the same size as the one on the Inspiron 16 Plus (11.5 x 8 cm). Traction is smooth on the matte glass surface with just a bit of sticking when gliding at slower speeds for improved accuracy. Clicking also feels good as feedback isn't as spongy as on the Prestige 16, but clatter is slightly louder as a result.

A unique aspect about the clickpad is that it can be shifted left or right on the palm rests depending on how it is installed as shown by the pictures below. This is a neat feature for users who might prefer the clickpad off-centered.

Keyboard and clickpad modules are hot swappable unlike the dGPU module
Keyboard and clickpad modules are hot swappable unlike the dGPU module
The glass clickpad is spacious, but an option with dedicated mouse buttons would be even better
The glass clickpad is spacious, but an option with dedicated mouse buttons would be even better
Key feedback feels uniform from corner to corner for a comfortable typing experience
Key feedback feels uniform from corner to corner for a comfortable typing experience
Numpad and arrow keys are smaller than the main QWERTY keys
Numpad and arrow keys are smaller than the main QWERTY keys

Display — Sorry Folks, No OLED

With absolutely no other display options to choose from at the time of writing, we have high expectations for the sole IPS panel that comes with every Laptop 16 configuration. Fortunately, we can safely say that Framework didn't cheap out on the display at all. The 2560 x 1600 panel offers fast response times, DCI-P3 colors, a bright backlight, relatively high contrast ratio, and even a variable 165 Hz refresh rate with FreeSync support. The Laptop 16 is consequently one of the first laptops to ship with the BOE NE160QDM-NZ6 VRR panel.

As an IPS panel, however, it doesn't quite reach the same pitch black contrast ratios or response times as a typical OLED alternative like those on the Asus VivoBook 16 series. It also lacks proper HDR support which is becoming an increasingly common feature on multimedia laptops. For a laptop that boasts end-user upgradeability, it's odd to see no second display option here. Even so, this is still one of the best 16-inch IPS displays we've seen for both editing and gaming purposes.

No edge-to-edge glass or OLED options
No edge-to-edge glass or OLED options
Narrow side bezels with thicker top and bottom bezels
Narrow side bezels with thicker top and bottom bezels
Graininess from the matte overlay is noticeably but very slight
Graininess from the matte overlay is noticeably but very slight
Slight uneven backlight bleeding along the edges
Slight uneven backlight bleeding along the edges
527.7
cd/m²
506.9
cd/m²
500.2
cd/m²
479.1
cd/m²
504.8
cd/m²
459.5
cd/m²
485.7
cd/m²
504.4
cd/m²
442.4
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 527.7 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 490.1 cd/m² Minimum: 26.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 504.8 cd/m²
Contrast: 1231:1 (Black: 0.41 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.23 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 1.1
ΔE Greyscale 2 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
87% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.7% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
97.7% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.22
Framework Laptop 16
2560x1600, 16.00
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
AU Optronics B160QAN03.R, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Samsung ATNA60YV04-0, OLED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
Mini-LED, 3456x2234, 16.00
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
LG Philips 160WQ2, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
AU Optronics AUO50A3, IPS, 3072x1920, 16.00
Display
-1%
4%
2%
-15%
-11%
Display P3 Coverage
97.7
96.7
-1%
99.7
2%
99.2
2%
70.1
-28%
75.6
-23%
sRGB Coverage
99.7
99.8
0%
100
0%
99.6
0%
100.2
1%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
87
84.6
-3%
96.7
11%
72.3
-17%
77.2
-11%
Response Times
-219%
85%
-322%
-127%
-202%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
14.6 ?(7.1, 7.5)
49.4 ?(22.6, 26.8)
-238%
1.86 ?(0.96, 0.9)
87%
66.9 ?(29.4, 37.5)
-358%
35 ?(15.7, 19.3)
-140%
52 ?(23, 29)
-256%
Response Time Black / White *
11.3 ?(6.1, 5.2)
33.9 ?(15.6, 18.3)
-200%
1.89 ?(0.89, 1)
83%
43.6 ?(13.6, 30)
-286%
24.2 ?(10.8, 13.4)
-114%
28 ?(14, 14)
-148%
PWM Frequency
60 ?(100)
14877
Screen
-70%
-6%
15%
-50%
-120%
Brightness middle
504.8
473.6
-6%
390.1
-23%
630
25%
299.4
-41%
425
-16%
Brightness
490
456
-7%
393
-20%
604
23%
290
-41%
406
-17%
Brightness Distribution
84
87
4%
97
15%
94
12%
92
10%
78
-7%
Black Level *
0.41
0.19
54%
0.21
49%
0.24
41%
Contrast
1231
2493
103%
1426
16%
1771
44%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.23
5.9
-380%
1.41
-15%
1.2
2%
4.25
-246%
5.8
-372%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.74
9.37
-151%
3.43
8%
2.8
25%
6.71
-79%
11.03
-195%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.1
0.89
19%
0.52
53%
4.16
-278%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2
7.3
-265%
2
-0%
1.9
5%
5.5
-175%
7.57
-279%
Gamma
2.22 99%
1.9 116%
2.22 99%
2.29 96%
2.35 94%
6600 0%
CCT
6670 97%
7260 90%
6324 103%
6812 95%
6368 102%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-97% / -77%
28% / 13%
-102% / -61%
-64% / -54%
-111% / -108%

* ... smaller is better

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. P3
vs. P3

The display comes well-calibrated against the sRGB standard even though the panel covers 100% of DCI-P3. Calibrating the display ourselves would not improve its average deltaE values by noticeable margins and so an end-user calibration will not be necessary for most.

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
11.3 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.1 ms rise
↘ 5.2 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 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
14.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.1 ms rise
↘ 7.5 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. » 23 % 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 17900 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

At 500 nits, the display is brighter than many other multimedia laptops including even the OLED panels on the ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 or MSI Stealth 16. The high brightness and matte panel make the screen easier to see under outdoor conditions. 

Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance — No Intel Or Nvidia Required

 
 

Testing Conditions

We set Windows to Performance mode and AMD Adrenalin to Default prior to running the benchmarks below. SmartAccess Graphics is AMD's MUX solution to automatically switch between the iGPU and dGPU depending on the application. The problem is that unlike on GeForce-powered laptops, SmartAccess Graphics does not offer a "dGPU-only" or "iGPU-only" mode and so your graphics experience relies wholly on automatic switching. The system must freeze for a couple of seconds whenever it detects a GPU-heavy application which can be annoying when multi-tasking between different windows. Implementing a "dGPU-only" mode would have addressed this issue.

AMD MUX settings
AMD MUX settings
Adrenalin software showing the Radeon 780M and 7700S
Adrenalin software showing the Radeon 780M and 7700S

Processor

The Ryzen 9 7940HS is commonly found on fast multimedia or gaming laptops like the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 or TUF Gaming A17. It competes directly with the 13th gen Core i7-13700H and so the two processors are roughly comparable.

Framework offers the Ryzen 7 7840HS on lesser configurations of the Laptop 16. Based on our experience with the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8, however, the Ryzen 7 7840HS is essentially neck-to-neck with the Ryzen 9 7940HS despite what their price differences and naming convention may suggest. If you don't need that extra 5 percent performance from the Ryzen 9, then you can save yourself hundreds of dollars by going with the Ryzen 7 option.

It's too bad that Framework doesn't offer the Ryzen 9 Pro 7940HS which would have made the Laptop 16 more appealing to professionals.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Framework Laptop 16 AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS: Ø2617 (2587.82-2652.52)
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US Intel Core Ultra 7 155H: Ø2289 (2208.24-2361.97)
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS: Ø2620 (2534.21-2717.95)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max Apple M3 Max 16-Core: Ø3354 (3260.25-3391.27)
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630 Intel Core i7-13700H: Ø2049 (1806.77-2421.45)
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø1638 (1589.13-2080.04)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
83.9 pt
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
74.8 pt
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
74.7 pt
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max -5!
Apple M3 Max 16-Core
73 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
64.7 pt
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
 
60.5 pt
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
59.5 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
59.2 pt
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG
Intel Core i9-13900H
58.5 pt
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
56.4 pt
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
56.3 pt
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
53.7 pt
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
49.9 pt
Acer Swift Edge SFE16-42-R1GM
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
40.6 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
34521 (32987.6min - 34521.3max) Points +109%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
28963 Points +75%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
26876 (25414.3min - 26876.4max) Points +63%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
Apple M3 Max 16-Core
24024 Points +45%
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG
Intel Core i9-13900H
19907 Points +21%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
18060 (17729.5min - 18059.9max) Points +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (15556 - 18131, n=9)
16952 Points +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
16938 (16164.3min - 16938.4max) Points +3%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
16519 (16352.4min - 16518.9max) Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
16364 Points -1%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
15922 (13533.8min - 15922.1max) Points -4%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
15013 (14365.6min - 15012.9max) Points -9%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
12071 Points -27%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16-42-R1GM
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
10085 Points -39%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG
Intel Core i9-13900H
2023 Points +17%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
Apple M3 Max 16-Core
1968 Points +14%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
1940 Points +12%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
1874 Points +8%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
1852 Points +7%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
1846 Points +7%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
1825 Points +5%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
1808 Points +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
1794 Points +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (1733 - 1832, n=9)
1787 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1754 Points +1%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1749 Points +1%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
1733 Points
Acer Swift Edge SFE16-42-R1GM
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
1490 Points -14%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
13457 Points +110%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
11260 Points +76%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
10492 Points +64%
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG
Intel Core i9-13900H
7659 Points +20%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
7072 Points +10%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (6277 - 7111, n=9)
6635 Points +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
6601 Points +3%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
6402 Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6379 Points 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
Apple M3 Max 16-Core
6327 Points -1%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
6162 Points -4%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
5741 Points -10%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
4693 Points -27%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16-42-R1GM
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
3895 Points -39%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG
Intel Core i9-13900H
776 Points +14%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
756 Points +11%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
725 Points +7%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
719 Points +6%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
717 Points +5%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
717 Points +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (680 - 714, n=9)
701 Points +3%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
697 Points +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
695 Points +2%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
680 Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
672 Points -1%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
669 Points -2%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16-42-R1GM
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
524 Points -23%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
Apple M3 Max 16-Core
497 Points -27%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
5554 (5255.55min - 5554.01max) Points +109%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4703 (3529.2min - 4703.12max) Points +77%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
4320 (4198.59min - 4320.12max) Points +63%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
Apple M3 Max 16-Core
3401 (3260min - 3401max) Points +28%
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG
Intel Core i9-13900H
3026 (1537.87min - 3026.18max) Points +14%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
2978 (2861.03min - 2977.96max) Points +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
2718 (2534.21min - 2717.95max) Points +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (2470 - 2848, n=9)
2687 Points +1%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2653 (2587.82min - 2652.52max) Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2564 (2422.77min - 2563.77max) Points -3%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
2421 (1806.77min - 2421.45max) Points -9%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2362 (2208.24min - 2361.97max) Points -11%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
2080 Points -22%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16-42-R1GM
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
1698 Points -36%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
307 Points +11%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
295 Points +6%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
294 Points +6%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
289 Points +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (277 - 288, n=9)
284 Points +3%
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG
Intel Core i9-13900H
280 Points +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
280 Points +1%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
277 Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
273 Points -1%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
Apple M3 Max 16-Core
269 Points -3%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
265 Points -4%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
262 Points -5%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
257 Points -7%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16-42-R1GM
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
234 Points -16%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Acer Swift Edge SFE16-42-R1GM
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
308 Seconds * -58%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
273 Seconds * -40%
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG
Intel Core i9-13900H
231 Seconds * -18%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
221 Seconds * -13%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
Apple M3 Max 16-Core
215 Seconds * -10%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
214 Seconds * -10%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
195 Seconds * -0%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
195 Seconds *
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
191 Seconds * +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (182 - 202, n=8)
190.4 Seconds * +2%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
174 Seconds * +11%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
136 Seconds * +30%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
117 Seconds * +40%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
93 Seconds * +52%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
135927 MIPS +90%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
106033 MIPS +48%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
104616 MIPS +46%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
75557 MIPS +6%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
71464 MIPS
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (66408 - 73434, n=9)
70832 MIPS -1%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
70243 MIPS -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
67813 MIPS -5%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
64527 MIPS -10%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
59433 MIPS -17%
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG
Intel Core i9-13900H
57625 MIPS -19%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16-42-R1GM
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
48972 MIPS -31%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
46548 MIPS -35%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
7319 MIPS +11%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
7244 MIPS +10%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
7018 MIPS +6%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
6972 MIPS +6%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (6417 - 6776, n=9)
6643 MIPS +1%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6604 MIPS 0%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
6599 MIPS
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG
Intel Core i9-13900H
6305 MIPS -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
6215 MIPS -6%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
5897 MIPS -11%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
5703 MIPS -14%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16-42-R1GM
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
5579 MIPS -15%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
5291 MIPS -20%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
Apple M3 Max 16-Core
22816 Points +84%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
19583 Points +58%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
18475 Points +49%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
15068 Points +22%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
12805 Points +3%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
12499 Points +1%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
12379 Points
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
12378 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
12038 Points -3%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
11872 Points -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (11207 - 12500, n=10)
11870 Points -4%
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG
Intel Core i9-13900H
10600 Points -14%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
8946 Points -28%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16-42-R1GM
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
8203 Points -34%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
Apple M3 Max 16-Core
2331 Points +19%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
2132 Points +9%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
2040 Points +4%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
2008 Points +2%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2001 Points +2%
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG
Intel Core i9-13900H
1986 Points +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (1823 - 2032, n=10)
1982 Points +1%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
1963 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
1956 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1943 Points -1%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
1906 Points -3%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
1754 Points -11%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1749 Points -11%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16-42-R1GM
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
1522 Points -22%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
34.8 fps +66%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
29.7 fps +41%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
27 fps +29%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
23.2 fps +10%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (20.1 - 22.6, n=8)
21.1 fps 0%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
21 fps
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
20.4 fps -3%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
20.1 fps -4%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16.9 fps -20%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
15.9 fps -24%
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG
Intel Core i9-13900H
14.7 fps -30%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
13.4 fps -36%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16-42-R1GM
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
12.5 fps -40%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
68.3 s * -57%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
60.4 s * -39%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16-42-R1GM
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
59.7 s * -37%
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG
Intel Core i9-13900H
57.5 s * -32%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
51.4 s * -18%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
46.9 s * -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
46.1 s * -6%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
45.1 s * -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (36.9 - 54.8, n=9)
44.5 s * -2%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
43.6 s *
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
42 s * +4%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
39.4 s * +10%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
37.9 s * +13%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Acer Swift Edge SFE16-42-R1GM
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
0.51 sec * -14%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
0.4723 sec * -6%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4632 sec * -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
0.4514 sec * -1%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
0.4467 sec *
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
0.4431 sec * +1%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H
0.4338 sec * +3%
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.4303 sec * +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (0.4159 - 0.4467, n=9)
0.4291 sec * +4%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
0.4255 sec * +5%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
0.421 sec * +6%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
0.4041 sec * +10%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
0.3982 sec * +11%
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2653 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
282 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.9 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
277 Points
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Performance Rating
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
95.3 pt
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
 
93.8 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
93.4 pt
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
69.7 pt
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
61.2 pt
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
52.4 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
27411 KRay/s +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (25226 - 29109, n=7)
27087 KRay/s +1%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
26844 KRay/s
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
15218 KRay/s -43%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
13648 KRay/s -49%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
11101 KRay/s -59%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
116960 Points +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (106512 - 123214, n=7)
115955 Points +3%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
112922 Points
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
78381 Points -31%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
68323 Points -39%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
56729 Points -50%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
4944 MB/s 0%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
4927 MB/s
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (4566 - 5119, n=7)
4874 MB/s -1%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
3616 MB/s -27%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
3029 MB/s -39%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2646 MB/s -46%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
124565 Points +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (118174 - 124783, n=7)
121397 Points 0%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
121264 Points
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
105205 Points -13%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
93266 Points -23%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
90576 Points -25%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
15304 Points +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (14663 - 15551, n=7)
15170 Points +2%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
14935 Points
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
10170 Points -32%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
8930 Points -40%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7714 Points -48%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
62357 Points +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (56839 - 66238, n=7)
61792 Points +2%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
60474 Points
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
38412 Points -36%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
33737 Points -44%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
27800 Points -54%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
169946 MB/s
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (86309 - 169946, n=7)
122356 MB/s -28%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
101332 MB/s -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
88705 MB/s -48%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
76481 MB/s -55%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
63127 MB/s -63%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
1079 MB/s +25%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (866 - 1152, n=7)
1069 MB/s +23%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
1058 MB/s +22%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
866 MB/s
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
829 MB/s -4%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
752 MB/s -13%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
14590 KRay/s +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (13175 - 15675, n=7)
14559 KRay/s +2%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
14231 KRay/s
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
8102 KRay/s -43%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
7318 KRay/s -49%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5896 KRay/s -59%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
46208 MPixel/s +13%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
41024 MPixel/s
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
37857 MPixel/s -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
37800 MPixel/s -8%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (29922 - 41024, n=7)
34537 MPixel/s -16%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
20213 MPixel/s -51%

System Performance

PCMark 10 scores are some of the highest of any 16-inch multimedia laptop owing to the fast Ryzen 9 Zen 4 CPU and associated Radeon graphics. High PCMark scores show that the Framework 16 can be just as speedy as other high-performance laptops when running daily tasks ranging from browsers to graphics editors.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 / Score
Framework Laptop 16
Radeon RX 7700S, R9 7940HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
8670 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, AMD Radeon RX 7700S
  ()
8670 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Radeon RX 6550M, R9 PRO 7940HS, Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
7777 Points -10%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
7661 Points -12%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Cores, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7033 Points -19%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
5904 Points -32%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Framework Laptop 16
Radeon RX 7700S, R9 7940HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
12420 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, AMD Radeon RX 7700S
  ()
12420 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Radeon RX 6550M, R9 PRO 7940HS, Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
11483 Points -8%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
11200 Points -10%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Cores, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11156 Points -10%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
10825 Points -13%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Framework Laptop 16
Radeon RX 7700S, R9 7940HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
10512 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, AMD Radeon RX 7700S
  ()
10512 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Radeon RX 6550M, R9 PRO 7940HS, Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
10046 Points -4%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
9394 Points -11%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Cores, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8705 Points -17%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
7239 Points -31%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Framework Laptop 16
Radeon RX 7700S, R9 7940HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
13548 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, AMD Radeon RX 7700S
  ()
13548 Points 0%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
11598 Points -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Radeon RX 6550M, R9 PRO 7940HS, Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
11064 Points -18%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Cores, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9720 Points -28%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
7127 Points -47%
CrossMark / Overall
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
M3 Max 40-Core GPU, Apple M3 Max 16-Core, Apple SSD AP8192Z
2051 Points +23%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
1849 Points +10%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Cores, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1769 Points +6%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
1701 Points +2%
Framework Laptop 16
Radeon RX 7700S, R9 7940HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1674 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, AMD Radeon RX 7700S
  ()
1674 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Radeon RX 6550M, R9 PRO 7940HS, Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
1555 Points -7%
CrossMark / Productivity
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
M3 Max 40-Core GPU, Apple M3 Max 16-Core, Apple SSD AP8192Z
1828 Points +15%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
1743 Points +10%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
1717 Points +8%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Cores, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1693 Points +7%
Framework Laptop 16
Radeon RX 7700S, R9 7940HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1583 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, AMD Radeon RX 7700S
  ()
1583 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Radeon RX 6550M, R9 PRO 7940HS, Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
1488 Points -6%
CrossMark / Creativity
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
M3 Max 40-Core GPU, Apple M3 Max 16-Core, Apple SSD AP8192Z
2564 Points +37%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
2064 Points +11%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Cores, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1928 Points +3%
Framework Laptop 16
Radeon RX 7700S, R9 7940HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1866 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, AMD Radeon RX 7700S
  ()
1866 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Radeon RX 6550M, R9 PRO 7940HS, Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
1714 Points -8%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
1655 Points -11%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
1799 Points +26%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
1589 Points +11%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Cores, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1556 Points +9%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
M3 Max 40-Core GPU, Apple M3 Max 16-Core, Apple SSD AP8192Z
1486 Points +4%
Framework Laptop 16
Radeon RX 7700S, R9 7940HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1429 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, AMD Radeon RX 7700S
  ()
1429 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Radeon RX 6550M, R9 PRO 7940HS, Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
1325 Points -7%
WebXPRT 3 / Overall
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
M3 Max 40-Core GPU, Apple M3 Max 16-Core, Apple SSD AP8192Z
426 Points +22%
Framework Laptop 16
Radeon RX 7700S, R9 7940HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
349 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, AMD Radeon RX 7700S
  ()
349 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Radeon RX 6550M, R9 PRO 7940HS, Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
315 Points -10%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
314 Points -10%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Cores, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
299 Points -14%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
271 Points -22%
WebXPRT 4 / Overall
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
274 Points +3%
Framework Laptop 16
Radeon RX 7700S, R9 7940HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
265 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, AMD Radeon RX 7700S
  ()
265 Points 0%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Cores, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
263 Points -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Radeon RX 6550M, R9 PRO 7940HS, Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
255 Points -4%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
249 Points -6%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 / Total
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Radeon RX 6550M, R9 PRO 7940HS, Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
546 ms * -11%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Cores, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
525 ms * -7%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
524 ms * -7%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
500 ms * -2%
Framework Laptop 16
Radeon RX 7700S, R9 7940HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
490 ms *
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, AMD Radeon RX 7700S
  ()
490 ms * -0%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max
M3 Max 40-Core GPU, Apple M3 Max 16-Core, Apple SSD AP8192Z
391.7 ms * +20%

* ... smaller is better

PCMark 10 Score
8670 points
Help
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
80951 MB/s +3%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
78739 MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
66740 MB/s -15%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (59712 - 78739, n=7)
65350 MB/s -17%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
59555 MB/s -24%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
40944 MB/s -48%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
75886 MB/s +23%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
68066 MB/s +10%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
61735 MB/s
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (50399 - 61735, n=7)
59858 MB/s -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
50398 MB/s -18%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
43659 MB/s -29%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
91516 MB/s +5%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
87033 MB/s
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (72541 - 91567, n=7)
81085 MB/s -7%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
75909 MB/s -13%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
59733 MB/s -31%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
42999 MB/s -51%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Cores
135.9 ns * -49%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon RX 6550M
121.3 ns * -33%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
93.7 ns * -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (87.6 - 111.1, n=7)
93 ns * -2%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7700S
91.4 ns *
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
77.8 ns * +15%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

LatencyMon reveals DPC issues when opening multiple browser tabs of our homepage. Additionally, we're able to record 6 dropped frames during a one-minute timespan when playing 4K60 video. Each dropped frame would occur at almost regular intervals to suggest an underlying driver issue potentially related to the AMD GPUs. In our experience, most Intel-based laptops do not suffer from similar issues and are more likely to drop no frames at all when running the same test.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
Drivers list
Drivers list
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Radeon RX 6550M, R9 PRO 7940HS, Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
1253.5 μs * -8%
Framework Laptop 16
Radeon RX 7700S, R9 7940HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1159 μs *
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
1124.3 μs * +3%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
1020.2 μs * +12%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Cores, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
527.2 μs * +55%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Our test unit ships with the Western Digital SN810 PCIe4 x4 NVMe SSD which is an upgrade from the SN740 that's currently available on the Framework 13.5. The drive would exhibit no issues maintaining a ~7000 MB/s transfer rate for extended periods unlike what we observed on the HP Pavilion Plus 14 equipped with the very same WD SSD. This suggests that the Framework 16 was designed with better SSD cooling in mind to prevent performance throttling.

CDM 8
CDM 8
AS SSD
AS SSD
Unlike on the LG Gram 16 series, the Laptop 16 does not support an internal secondary SSD
Unlike on the LG Gram 16 series, the Laptop 16 does not support an internal secondary SSD
WDC PC SN810 1TB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6916 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5188 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 552.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 553.2 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 3144 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 3661 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 59.81 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 130.4 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
91.1 pt
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
 
73.2 pt
Framework Laptop 16
WDC PC SN810 1TB
66.1 pt
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
64.7 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
62.2 pt
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
61.1 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4432 (4393.32min - 4432.27max) MB/s +19%
Framework Laptop 16
WDC PC SN810 1TB
3713 (3692.83min - 3713.34max) MB/s
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (3265 - 4206, n=11)
3686 MB/s -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
3654 (3592.99min - 3653.69max) MB/s -2%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
3156 (3078.2min - 3156.21max) MB/s -15%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
2024 (1944.48min - 2024.11max) MB/s -45%
seq write
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4432 (4395.44min - 4431.7max) MB/s +11%
Framework Laptop 16
WDC PC SN810 1TB
3984 (3947.47min - 3984.38max) MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
3877 (3771.73min - 3876.79max) MB/s -3%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (2767 - 5015, n=11)
3741 MB/s -6%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
3503 (3341.99min - 3503.29max) MB/s -12%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
1548 (1453.93min - 1548.49max) MB/s -61%
seq q8 t1 read
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7107 (6650.61min - 7107.46max) MB/s +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
7002 (6363.24min - 7002.18max) MB/s 0%
Framework Laptop 16
WDC PC SN810 1TB
6972 (6567.52min - 6972.09max) MB/s
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (6674 - 6984, n=11)
6889 MB/s -1%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
5187 (4478.95min - 5186.89max) MB/s -26%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
3544 (2906.02min - 3543.98max) MB/s -49%
seq q8 t1 write
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
5602 (5479.75min - 5601.7max) MB/s +7%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5249 (5168.16min - 5248.53max) MB/s +1%
Framework Laptop 16
WDC PC SN810 1TB
5213 (5149.53min - 5212.74max) MB/s
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (4454 - 5412, n=11)
5113 MB/s -2%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
4824 (4712.92min - 4824.08max) MB/s -7%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
3250 (3167.12min - 3250.17max) MB/s -38%
4k q1 t1 read
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
81.5 (81.19min - 81.46max) MB/s +21%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
73.2 (70.67min - 73.2max) MB/s +9%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (52.4 - 88, n=11)
70.5 MB/s +5%
Framework Laptop 16
WDC PC SN810 1TB
67.2 (66.93min - 67.19max) MB/s
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
60.8 (53.24min - 60.81max) MB/s -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
57.1 (56.78min - 57.07max) MB/s -15%
4k q1 t1 write
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
202 (200.14min - 201.86max) MB/s +21%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (85 - 305, n=11)
169.7 MB/s +1%
Framework Laptop 16
WDC PC SN810 1TB
167.4 (166.73min - 167.4max) MB/s
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
158.8 (155.42min - 158.82max) MB/s -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
151.4 (148.6min - 151.39max) MB/s -10%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
133.3 (120.98min - 133.34max) MB/s -20%
4k q32 t16 read
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3839 (3251.93min - 3838.52max) MB/s +119%
Framework Laptop 16
WDC PC SN810 1TB
1754 (1748.82min - 1754.02max) MB/s
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (417 - 2605, n=11)
1207 MB/s -31%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
1105 (1023.06min - 1104.63max) MB/s -37%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
725 (704.24min - 724.66max) MB/s -59%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
715 (657.06min - 714.84max) MB/s -59%
4k q32 t16 write
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3063 (2744.16min - 3062.6max) MB/s +382%
Average WDC PC SN810 1TB
  (162.3 - 2780, n=11)
672 MB/s +6%
Framework Laptop 16
WDC PC SN810 1TB
636 (609.51min - 636.01max) MB/s
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
WD PC SN740 SDDPTQD-1T00
513 (490.37min - 513.26max) MB/s -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Kioxia XG8 KXG8AZNV1T02
458 (428.82min - 457.64max) MB/s -28%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
389 (250.92min - 389.12max) MB/s -39%
AS SSD
Score Total
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7524 Points +42%
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 16-f1075ng
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X073N
6585 Points