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Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16 with RTX 4070 in review: High graphics performance in a business-like notebook

Creative beast on a leash. The Galaxy Book3 Ultra's computing power is not visible from the outside. While the RTX 4070 and i9-13900H are definitely the stuff of a powerful gaming laptop, these components are housed in an extremely slim and discreet case. This is only possible with significantly reduced power consumption, which does not hinder performance as much as one might expect.

With the Galaxy Book3 Ultra, Samsung is venturing into the high-performance multimedia notebook segment. Optionally equipped with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 or RTX 4070, the focus is on high-level video and image processing. At the same time, the laptop is slim, unobtrusive and almost 1 kg lighter than a similarly equipped gaming notebook.

Thanks to the strongly reduced power consumption, a small cooling system is sufficient, which also takes up less space. In the following review, we look at just how much the graphics performance is affected when the system has to make do with under 100 watts instead of 250 or 300 watts. Moreover, it remains to be seen how well Samsung has been able to limit heat emissions and fan noise in the small space available.

We recently reviewed the smaller Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra with the RTX 4050. A competitor for comparable tasks and with comparable hardware is, for example, the Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED. But a look at the better equipped and more expensive MSI Stealth 17 Studio certainly doesn't hurt either. And a MacBook Pro with an M2 chip should be roughly on par in terms of price and performance, although a comparison between Windows and Mac is akin to comparing apples and oranges.

Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070 (Galaxy Book3 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13900H 14 x 1.9 - 5.4 GHz, 75 W PL2 / Short Burst, 70 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 1230 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, 60 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, Studio-Treiber 531.61, MUX Switch
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5-6000
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixel 212 PPI, Samsung SDC4185 ATNA60CL03-0, OLED / AMOLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR, 1024 GB 
, 1TB NVMe-SSD
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-P/U/H PCH - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headset, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.8 x 356 x 250 ( = 0.66 x 14.02 x 9.84 in)
Battery
76 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: Full HD webcam
Primary Camera: 2 MPix 1080p camera
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Galaxy Book Experience, Samsung Recovery, Samsung Settings, Samsung Studio Plus, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.81 kg ( = 63.85 oz / 3.99 pounds), Power Supply: 330 g ( = 11.64 oz / 0.73 pounds)
Price
3500 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88.8 %
05/2023
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg16.8 mm16.00"2880x1800
90.3 %
04/2023
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1.9 kg18 mm15.60"3456x2160
89.2 %
04/2023
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
3 kg21.3 mm17.30"3840x2160
89 %
02/2023
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.4 kg19.9 mm16.00"3840x2400
86.2 %
03/2023
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg18 mm16.00"3840x2400
89.4 %
04/2023
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg16.5 mm16.00"2880x1800

Case - Extremely thin Galaxy Book

The dark gray of the Galaxy Book Ultra looks sober and inconspicuous. The underside and the keyboard frame, both made out of plastic, are hardly indistinguishable from the metal display lid, at least visually. Everything appears to seamlessly fit together, and no gaps are to be found.

Torsional stiffness is high. Only a minimal bending of the very flat case can be elicited. The display, which can be easily opened with one hand thanks to its weight and up to 135°, also appears extremely solid. Only the hinges wobble a little too much.

What is really striking is the lack of larger ventilation slots. Air exchange is only possible through the baseplate and via the very subtle grilles on the sides.

Compact 100-watt power adapter and a somewhat too stiff Thunderbolt cable

The thickness of 16.8 mm (our measured value) is difficult to beat. This measurement is all the more remarkable in view of the strong hardware. On this note, the Galaxy Book3 Ultra is also rather restrained in terms of weight.

Size comparison

399 mm / 15.7 in 284 mm / 11.2 in 21.3 mm / 0.839 in 3 kg6.61 lbs362 mm / 14.3 in 264 mm / 10.4 in 19.9 mm / 0.783 in 2.4 kg5.29 lbs356 mm / 14 in 250 mm / 9.84 in 16.8 mm / 0.661 in 1.8 kg3.99 lbs354 mm / 13.9 in 255 mm / 10 in 18 mm / 0.709 in 2.1 kg4.63 lbs355.4 mm / 14 in 250.4 mm / 9.86 in 16.5 mm / 0.65 in 1.8 kg3.99 lbs345 mm / 13.6 in 230 mm / 9.06 in 18 mm / 0.709 in 1.9 kg4.28 lbs297 mm / 11.7 in 210 mm / 8.27 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Equipment - Two TB4s, not much else

The range and number of ports seem minimalistic, but they match the equally minimalistic case. At least the most important ones are on board. There is one HDMI port and two Thunderbolt 4 ports next to it, so all video outputs are right next to each other. There is also a card slot, one USB-A for a mouse or printer and an audio jack.

The range and number of ports seem minimalistic, but they match the equally minimalistic case. At least the most important ones are on board. There is one HDMI port and two Thunderbolt 4 ports next to it, so all video outputs are right next to each other. There is also a card slot, one USB-A for a mouse or printer and the audio jack.

Left: HDMI 2.0, two Thunderbolt 4 ports
Left: HDMI 2.0, two Thunderbolt 4 ports
Right: microSD, USB-A (5 Gbit/s), 3.5 mm audio jack
Right: microSD, USB-A (5 Gbit/s), 3.5 mm audio jack

SD Card Reader

Transfer speeds via our AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60 reference card are unsurprising. Most rivals also achieve around 80 MB/s. The Gigabyte AERO 16 and Dell's XPS 15 9530 show that it can be done much better here. This saves a few minutes when copying a filled card, but not more.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
181.2 (133.5min - 187.53max) MB/s +135%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
153.8 MB/s +100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (17.6 - 201, n=63, last 2 years)
86.6 MB/s +12%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
77 MB/s
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
74 MB/s -4%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
73.6 (73.36min - 73.96max) MB/s -4%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
66.3 (64.96min - 66.37max) MB/s -14%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
188.81 MB/s +121%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
182 MB/s +113%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.8 - 266, n=60, last 2 years)
117.7 MB/s +38%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
85.6 MB/s
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
83 MB/s -3%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
82.3 MB/s -4%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
75.43 MB/s -12%

Communication

The lack of a LAN port won't necessarily be missed. At least in the vicinity of the router, the Samsung Galaxy Book3 transmits more than 1 Gbit/s without a cable. Our measured values fall within the average range for multimedia notebooks and for the Intel AX211 WLAN module used.

Only when transmitting on 6 GHz via Wi-Fi 6E does the module fall short of the expected rate despite repeated tests. However, this was not the case during receiving, so we can rule out a hardware error.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1582 (1163min - 1661max) MBit/s
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1507 (518min - 1662max) MBit/s -5%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1493 (1452min - 1534max) MBit/s -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (358 - 1735, n=77, last 2 years)
1327 MBit/s -16%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (464 - 1861, n=199)
1241 MBit/s -22%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW)
946 (894min - 992max) MBit/s -40%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
894 (804min - 975max) MBit/s -43%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1638 (1438min - 1710max) MBit/s +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1570 (1556min - 1582max) MBit/s
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1543 (1340min - 1726max) MBit/s -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (701 - 1789, n=78, last 2 years)
1405 MBit/s -11%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (582 - 1890, n=199)
1387 MBit/s -12%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1235 (676min - 1389max) MBit/s -21%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW)
888 MBit/s -43%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW)
1596 (1244min - 1645max) MBit/s +5%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1522 (1100min - 1614max) MBit/s
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1444 (745min - 1487max) MBit/s -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (705 - 1822, n=39, last 2 years)
1389 MBit/s -9%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (632 - 1851, n=180)
1365 MBit/s -10%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1228 (798min - 1501max) MBit/s -19%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1611 (805min - 1631max) MBit/s +27%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel AX1675s 160MHz (211NGW)
1554 (783min - 1570max) MBit/s +22%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (700 - 1857, n=179)
1483 MBit/s +17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (700 - 1803, n=39, last 2 years)
1472 MBit/s +16%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1416 (1167min - 1743max) MBit/s +11%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1271 (526min - 1527max) MBit/s
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Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1522 (1100-1614)
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1228 (798-1501)
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1271 (526-1527)
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1415 (1167-1743)
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1582 (1163-1661)
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1507 (518-1662)
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1569 (1556-1582)
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1543 (1340-1726)

Webcam

For such a compact laptop, the Full HD webcam delivers quite decent results. Images look high-quality in sufficient light. No color deviations or image noise were observed. Only in a weakly-lit room or in twilight does image noise emerge and the frame rate also seems to decrease.

The dual array microphone performs well enough when it comes to suitability for video telephony. It picks up the voice from different directions and at various distances without changes in volume. Although voices sound clean for the most part, they also sound a little distorted at times. However, this is only noticeable if you pay close attention to it.

ColorChecker
17.8 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
13 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070: 13 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 24.16 ∆E

Maintenance

Only four Phillips screws have to be unscrewed to remove the baseplate. These are located under the clicked-in rubber feet, which can be removed without damage with a bit of finesse.

This makes it sounds like an easy-to-open notebook, but it is not at all. Countless plastic clips hold the baseplate tightly in place. There is also a mechanism in the center of the base plate that is also connected to the cooling system by means of a thermal pad. The mechanism can only be opened after completely loosening and bending the baseplate, and proves to be similarly complicated when putting the laptop back together.

Those who are persistent and careful enough not to bend or break anything will find a free M.2 slot with PCIe 4 for storage expansion. The primary SSD and the battery can also be swapped out. The fans can be easily cleaned.

The RAM and the WLAN module, on the other hand, are soldered. All in all, this hardly matters, since Samsung has made opening extremely cumbersome.

The PCIe 4 M.2 SSD can be replaced.
The PCIe 4 M.2 SSD can be replaced.
One M.2 slot for storage expansion is still free.
One M.2 slot for storage expansion is still free.

Input Devices - Creator notebook with a big extra

The tight dimensions of the notebook leave little room for play, so the key travel is just 1 mm, but this hardly spoils our overall positive impression of the keyboard. A non-slip surface structure and a pleasantly firm counter pressure ensure good typing dynamics. Samsung has also made excellent use of the 16-incher's available space. The number block has a normal size and thanks to the small space to the arrow keys, these can be felt without eye contact. This certainly makes work in tables easier, among other things.

The highlight, however, is the oversized touchpad. It measures 15 x 10 cm, which is significantly larger than in a typical business notebook. The controls are precise, the key travel is well dosed, and handling with several fingers also works without issue. However, it does take a certain amount of getting used to, since we repeatedly brushed the touchpad with the hand while typing. Inputs are successful for the most part, but sometimes can be imprecise or unintentional with two fingers.

Nevertheless, the touchpad looks good and should make the additional mouse obsolete if necessary. 

The three-stage keyboard backlight appears uniform.
The three-stage keyboard backlight appears uniform.

Display - OLED and 3K in the Galaxy Book3 Ultra

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

A 3K resolution, which in this case means 2,880 x 1,800 pixels, an OLED display, 120 Hz and HDR certification suit the notebook's intended purpose well. Thanks to 5 million pixels, high-resolution digital photos are displayed very well. The increased frame rate also meets the requirements for optimal video playback and editing.

On top of this, the OLED display contributes its share to the strong image values. The deep black ensures very good contrasts and makes colors appear more vivid. In addition, the Vesa Display HDR 500 certification advertises the optimal reproduction of HDR content. The glossy screen also helps to bring about very good representation of the content displayed. In the absence of surface graininess, images and videos appear consistently brilliant. However, you have to accept strong reflections from bright surfaces in the background.

We measured a good average brightness of 408 cd/m². Rival devices with OLED displays do not quite reach this level of brightness. A slight dimming can be observed when the power adapter is unplugged, but the brightness is still acceptable at 340 cd/m².

Screen bleeding need not be feared. The self-illuminating pixels switch off when black is displayed, which results in the panel's perfect black value.

412
cd/m²
408
cd/m²
408
cd/m²
411
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
408
cd/m²
409
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
406
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Samsung SDC4185 ATNA60CL03-0 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 412 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 407.7 cd/m² Minimum: 3.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 343 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.63 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.99
ΔE Greyscale 2.69 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
97.4% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.1% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
95.3% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.48
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Samsung SDC4185 ATNA60CL03-0, OLED / AMOLED, 2880x1800, 16.00
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Samsung 156XG01, OLED, 3456x2160, 15.60
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
AUO41A2 B173ZAN06.C, Mini LED, 3840x2160, 17.30
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Samsung ATNA60YV02, OLED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Samsung SDC4191 (ATNA60YV09-0, OLED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung ATNA60CL03-0, AMOLED, 2880x1800, 16.00
Display
2%
-2%
2%
2%
2%
Display P3 Coverage
95.3
99.8
5%
92
-3%
99.6
5%
99.9
5%
99.9
5%
sRGB Coverage
99.1
100
1%
99.1
0%
100
1%
100
1%
100
1%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
97.4
98.4
1%
94.07
-3%
96.5
-1%
96.4
-1%
96.3
-1%
Response Times
5%
-430%
-291%
-25%
46%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
2 ?(1, 1)
1.68 ?(0.8, 0.88)
16%
46.4 ?(24, 22.4)
-2220%
1.6 ?(0.82, 0.78)
20%
2 ?(1, 1)
-0%
0.49 ?(0.26, 0.23)
75%
Response Time Black / White *
2 ?(1, 1)
1.94 ?(0.97, 0.97)
3%
0.62 ?(0.42, 0.2)
69%
18.32 ?(17.39, 0.93)
-816%
1.98 ?(0.5, 1.48)
1%
0.65 ?(0.37, 0.28)
67%
PWM Frequency
250 ?(70)
239
-4%
2400
860%
60 ?(100)
-76%
60
-76%
240 ?(100)
-4%
Screen
-30%
-1%
-8%
6%
1%
Brightness middle
403
389.5
-3%
397.29
-1%
370
-8%
389.97
-3%
400
-1%
Brightness
408
392
-4%
392
-4%
374
-8%
395
-3%
399
-2%
Brightness Distribution
98
98
0%
93
-5%
98
0%
97
-1%
93
-5%
Black Level *
0.02
0.03
0.03
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.63
4.95
-88%
2.52
4%
2.97
-13%
2
24%
2.3
13%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.07
8.65
-113%
3.91
4%
4.38
-8%
4.1
-1%
4.15
-2%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.69
2
26%
2.78
-3%
2.9
-8%
2.23
17%
2.7
-0%
Gamma
2.48 89%
2.27 97%
2.63 84%
2.13 103%
2.41 91%
2.266 97%
CCT
6907 94%
6265 104%
6412 101%
6636 98%
6323 103%
7047 92%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.53
2.52
2.15
1.68
1.66
Contrast
19865
12999
13333
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-8% / -13%
-144% / -109%
-99% / -76%
-6% / -3%
16% / 12%

* ... smaller is better

The display's P3 color space, which is usually used in professional video editing, is not reproduced quite perfectly. The OLED display cannot completely display the required yellow and orange tones. The fact that Samsung specifies 120 percent coverage is because it simply includes colors that don't even exist in the color space.

On the other hand, we measured one of the best coverage rates for AdobeRGB, which is mostly used for professional image editing, among the listed contenders. Only the Dell XPS 9530, which is also equipped with an OLED display from Samsung, performs a little better.

However, since we almost always work in the sRGB color space, the display is perfectly suitable for media creation and editing without further calibration.

99% sRGB
99% sRGB
95% DCI-P3
95% DCI-P3
97% AdobeRGB
97% AdobeRGB

Samsung's included software allows for the direct selection of different color profiles. Even in the OLED display's native mode, the average color deviation that we determined is practically imperceptible. However, a trained eye might still notice discrepancies in some color tones.

If, on the other hand, the Display-P3 profile is selected, which visibly changes the display, all deviations are on a very low level and should no longer be perceptible. The color representation is thus near perfect without calibration.

CalMan ColorChecker
CalMan ColorChecker
CalMan grayscale
CalMan grayscale
CalMan saturation
CalMan saturation
CalMan ColorChecker (Display-P3)
CalMan ColorChecker (Display-P3)
CalMan grayscale (Display-P3)
CalMan grayscale (Display-P3)
CalMan saturation (Display-P3)
CalMan saturation (Display-P3)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 1 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 6 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 1 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 5 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.5 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 250 Hz ≤ 70 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 70 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17682 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

As usual with OLED panels, we detected PWM-induced image flickering. The frequency of 240 Hz is in a range that may be noticeable for sensitive people. Camera sensors also have no problem exhibiting this effect.

However, the effect is much less pronounced than in a classic monitor with LED backlighting. On such a panel, larger areas are deactivated. On an OLED display, on the other hand, it is always only a very small area of pixels that turn black for a short time. This serves to increase the display's lifespan, among other things.

Despite sufficient brightness, the glossy display prevents outdoor use. Even on cloudy days, there are strong reflections that make screen viewing much more difficult.

Only in the shade and against the light are text and pictures well recognizable.

With some light from behind, hardly anything is recognizable.
With some light from behind, hardly anything is recognizable.
Only in the shade and against the light is content easily recognizable.
Only in the shade and against the light is content easily recognizable.

Deviations in color reproduction can only be observed from extremely steep viewing angles. Brightness and color reproduction remain impeccable within the usual field of view and beyond 45°.

Performance - Efficiency is the focus of the Galaxy Book3 Ultra

The powerful hardware allows you to work quickly, even with complex applications and intensive multitasking. The Intel Core Intel Core i9-13900H is rarely fully challenged in simple tasks, as is the RTX 4070. The graphics card in particular only reaches its limits in current gaming titles due to the very limited power consumption. Nevertheless, we observed almost consistently playable frame rates at the highest level of detail.

However, the system is predestined for image and video editing. 3D rendering poses no major problems either. The Galaxy Book3 Ultra can be run very quietly, but then loses some performance. The behavior in battery mode is also remarkable, as 3D performance remains high. Video editing on the go thus seems feasible.

The smaller configuration with the Intel Core i7-13700H and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 requires a few more compromises. A clear difference in speed is likely to be noticeable in particularly complex tasks. Should you indeed want to play a game now and then, the stronger variant would be naturally more advantageous. 

 
 

Testing Conditions

The Samsung Galaxy Book3 uses the included "Samsung Settings" software to configure some of the basic settings and behavior of the laptop. Three performance profiles are available to choose from, which can also be set via "Fn"+ "F11".

We selected High Performance mode for our benchmarks. Little consideration is given to heat and noise development. In any case, the latter is well below the level regularly exhibited by gaming notebooks.

Samsung Settings could be clearer, but it has some useful settings.
Samsung Settings could be clearer, but it has some useful settings.

Processor

The Intel Core i9-13900H CPU belongs to the high-end segment and is outperformed by few mobile processors. With 14 cores, 20 threads, 24 MB L3 cache and a high peak clock, it is certainly capable of processing complex tasks. In the slim Galaxy Book, however, the CPU has to make do with a reduced power consumption of a maximum of 75 W. As a result, it lags far behind an Intel Core i9-12900H of the previous generation, for example, but is much more economical.

The Apple M2 Pro 10 Core shows that things can be done even more efficiently. It only needs 27 W for a marginally worse score in the Cinebench R15 endurance test. Nevertheless, the i9 in Samsung's Creator notebook is on a good level when you consider the limited space and cooling options.

The comparison with the Galaxy Book3 Ultra with the Intel Core i7-13700H shows that the CPU is more powerful under short-term load. The "smaller" notebook of the two performs significantly better in our CPU evaluation across various measurements. It seems that the i7 copes better with lower power consumption than the i9. The roughly identical CPUs mainly differ in the maximum achievable clock rate, which cannot be exploited during lower power consumption. For example, we measured a maximum clock rate of 3.7 GHz in Cinebench R23. Theoretically, up to 5.4 GHz is possible.

On the other hand, the faster i9 processor can once again assert itself in the Cinebench R15 endurance test when computing power is needed for a longer periods of time. The advantages of the stronger, but also louder cooling (compared to the i7 variant) then become apparent.

The use of Optimized mode can result in some unusual dynamics. For fractions of a second, 75 W is allowed, just like in Silent mode and even in battery operation. In contrast, the power consumption for longer periods is limited to 45 W. In Silent mode, this value drops to 30 W.

The performance modes are also available in battery operation. PL1, which sets the power consumption for up to 32 seconds, is then reduced by 10 W. In Silent mode, on the other hand, it remains at 30 W, which is actually sufficient, as will be shown below.

More benchmarks and comparison values can be found in our CPU benchmark list.

Cinebench R15 Multi Sustained Load

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Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070 Intel Core i9-13900H: Ø2078 (1993.52-2134.02)
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070 Intel Core i7-13700H: Ø2169 (2072.22-2636.96)
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014 Intel Core i9-13900H: Ø2950 (2913.75-3025.49)
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø2876 (2835.07-2906.13)
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Entry Apple M2 Pro 10-Core: Ø1658 (1642.58-1664.45)
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16 Intel Core i7-13700H: Ø1739 (1422.32-2515.18)
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 ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H
87.5 pt
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
87 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
 
81.4 pt
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
81.1 pt
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H
79.4 pt
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H
73.9 pt
Average of class Multimedia
 
71.9 pt
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Entry -5!
Apple M2 Pro 10-Core
65.9 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
Intel Core i7-1260P
65.5 pt
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H
55.1 pt
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
41.9 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
20385 Points +55%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
19188 Points +46%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H
19147 Points +45%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (13015 - 20385, n=27)
16992 Points +29%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H
15474 (14020.7min - 15473.8max) Points +17%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H
15306 Points +16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4624 - 30789, n=98, last 2 years)
14216 Points +8%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H
13177 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
Intel Core i7-1260P
11994 Points -9%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Entry
Apple M2 Pro 10-Core
11811 Points -10%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5119 (5036.52min - 5119.35max) Points -61%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (1297 - 2054, n=25)
1894 Points +46%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H
1863 Points +44%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H
1836 Points +42%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
Intel Core i7-1260P
1774 Points +37%
Average of class Multimedia
  (878 - 2110, n=96, last 2 years)
1713 Points +32%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
1707 Points +32%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
1699 Points +31%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H
1698 Points +31%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Entry
Apple M2 Pro 10-Core
1643 Points +27%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1400 Points +8%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H
1297 Points
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
7716 Points +56%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H
7350 Points +48%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
7254 Points +46%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (4960 - 7716, n=24)
6599 Points +33%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H
5986 Points +21%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H
5926 Points +19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1783 - 11768, n=94, last 2 years)
5377 Points +8%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H
4960 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
Intel Core i7-1260P
4638 Points -6%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Entry
Apple M2 Pro 10-Core
3235 Points -35%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1973 Points -60%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H
737 Points +72%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (428 - 792, n=24)
723 Points +69%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H
696 Points +63%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
Intel Core i7-1260P
694 Points +62%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
657 Points +54%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H
657 Points +54%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
651 Points +52%
Average of class Multimedia
  (341 - 812, n=94, last 2 years)
644 Points +50%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
526 Points +23%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Entry
Apple M2 Pro 10-Core
449 Points +5%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H
428 Points
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
3025 (2913.75min - 3025.49max) Points +42%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
2963 (2772.58min - 2962.96max) Points +39%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H
2906 (2835.07min - 2906.13max) Points +36%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (2061 - 3100, n=25)
2685 Points +26%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H
2637 (2072.22min - 2636.96max) Points +24%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H
2515 Points +18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (785 - 4703, n=101, last 2 years)
2327 Points +9%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H
2134 (1993.52min - 2134.02max) Points
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
Intel Core i7-1260P
1883 (1388.31min - 1883.24max) Points -12%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Entry
Apple M2 Pro 10-Core
1664 (1643min - 1664max) Points -22%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
778 (754.67min - 777.73max) Points -64%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
285 Points +35%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H
276 Points +31%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H
270 Points +28%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (211 - 297, n=25)
270 Points +28%
Average of class Multimedia
  (142.6 - 308, n=96, last 2 years)
251 Points +19%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H
246 Points +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
Intel Core i7-1260P
244 Points +16%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
243 Points +15%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Entry
Apple M2 Pro 10-Core
231 Points +9%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H
211 Points
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
180 Points -15%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
587 Seconds * -146%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Entry
Apple M2 Pro 10-Core
415 Seconds * -74%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
Intel Core i7-1260P
318 Seconds * -33%
Average of class Multimedia
  (107 - 662, n=92, last 2 years)
264 Seconds * -10%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H
239 Seconds *
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H
221 Seconds * +8%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H
217 Seconds * +9%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (166 - 268, n=23)
203 Seconds * +15%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
172 Seconds * +28%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H
166 Seconds * +31%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
166 Seconds * +31%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H
76677 MIPS +54%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
76501 MIPS +53%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
74386 MIPS +49%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (45045 - 79032, n=24)
66867 MIPS +34%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H
60842 MIPS +22%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H
59413 MIPS +19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20166 - 119900, n=87, last 2 years)
57358 MIPS +15%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H
49917 MIPS
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
Intel Core i7-1260P
41224 MIPS -17%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
23345 MIPS -53%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H
6289 MIPS +72%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
6225 MIPS +70%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H
6124 MIPS +67%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (3665 - 6600, n=24)
6064 MIPS +65%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
Intel Core i7-1260P
5635 MIPS +54%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3398 - 7163, n=87, last 2 years)
5627 MIPS +54%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
5570 MIPS +52%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H
5510 MIPS +50%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5040 MIPS +38%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H
3665 MIPS
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H
14220 Points +49%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
13796 Points +45%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
13731 Points +44%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H
13241 Points +39%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (9094 - 15410, n=25)
12693 Points +33%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Entry
Apple M2 Pro 10-Core
12189 Points +28%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H
11497 Points +21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3828 - 23059, n=97, last 2 years)
11405 Points +20%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H
9521 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
Intel Core i7-1260P
7522 Points -21%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5617 Points -41%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
2043 Points +79%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Entry
Apple M2 Pro 10-Core
1926 Points +69%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (1140 - 2043, n=25)
1903 Points +67%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H
1900 Points +67%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H
1878 Points +65%
Average of class Multimedia
  (926 - 2342, n=97, last 2 years)
1766 Points +55%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
1718 Points +51%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H
1692 Points +48%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
Intel Core i7-1260P
1690 Points +48%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1545 Points +36%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H
1140 Points
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H
22.3 fps +51%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
22.3 fps +51%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
21 fps +42%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (14.1 - 22.3, n=24)
18.7 fps +26%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H
17.6 fps +19%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H
16.8 fps +14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4.99 - 30.5, n=85, last 2 years)
15.7 fps +6%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H
14.8 fps
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
Intel Core i7-1260P
13.6 fps -8%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.73 fps -55%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H
74.9 s *
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
57.8 s * +23%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
53.1 s * +29%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
51.6 s * +31%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H
49.6 s * +34%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6.7 - 84.9, n=89, last 2 years)
48.3 s * +36%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (34.4 - 82.8, n=24)
47.6 s * +36%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H
43.5 s * +42%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H
43.5 s * +42%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
Intel Core i7-1260P
42.7 s * +43%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.723 sec *
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.601 sec * +17%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.4934 sec * +32%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H
0.489 sec * +32%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.3826 - 0.756, n=87, last 2 years)
0.4831 sec * +33%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
Intel Core i7-1260P
0.4767 sec * +34%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (0.4052 - 0.723, n=24)
0.4484 sec * +38%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H
0.4384 sec * +39%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.4383 sec * +39%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.4286 sec * +41%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2134 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
170.1 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
211 Points
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Performance Rating
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
94.5 pt
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
94.3 pt
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
94.2 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
 
81 pt
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
76.1 pt
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
73.8 pt
Average of class Multimedia
 
71.1 pt
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
69.2 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
19557 KRay/s +34%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
18385 KRay/s +26%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
17671 KRay/s +21%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (6788 - 19557, n=24)
15275 KRay/s +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
14641 KRay/s
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
14049 KRay/s -4%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
13869 KRay/s -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3804 - 27411, n=85, last 2 years)
13138 KRay/s -10%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
95579 Points +71%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
91470 Points +64%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
90834 Points +63%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (22551 - 95579, n=24)
76922 Points +38%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
69259 Points +24%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
69120 Points +24%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16379 - 136048, n=85, last 2 years)
67153 Points +20%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
55805 Points
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
4270 MB/s +26%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
4214 MB/s +24%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
4187 MB/s +24%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (2491 - 4270, n=24)
3593 MB/s +6%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
3388 MB/s
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
3247 MB/s -4%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
3146 MB/s -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1099 - 6681, n=85, last 2 years)
3110 MB/s -8%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
111241 Points +35%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (65121 - 120936, n=24)
105721 Points +28%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
103652 Points +26%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
100136 Points +21%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
97006 Points +17%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
95175 Points +15%
Average of class Multimedia
  (21547 - 134321, n=85, last 2 years)
91561 Points +11%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
82576 Points
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
10536 Points +71%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
10485 Points +71%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
10410 Points +69%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (6108 - 11631, n=24)
9737 Points +58%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
9065 Points +48%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1880 - 15484, n=85, last 2 years)
9013 Points +47%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
8714 Points +42%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
6145 Points
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
48474 Points +34%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
45465 Points +26%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
44967 Points +25%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (11283 - 48474, n=24)
38058 Points +5%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
36086 Points
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
34531 Points -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (9602 - 68591, n=85, last 2 years)
34006 Points -6%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
33848 Points -6%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
151546 MB/s +213%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
149377 MB/s +209%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (3691 - 149377, n=24)
86467 MB/s +79%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
83357 MB/s +72%
Average of class Multimedia
  (23702 - 169946, n=85, last 2 years)
75416 MB/s +56%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
67264 MB/s +39%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
62599 MB/s +29%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
48412 MB/s
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1198 MB/s +21%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1192 MB/s +21%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1077 MB/s +9%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (789 - 1254, n=24)
1049 MB/s +6%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
997 MB/s +1%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
989 MB/s
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
918 MB/s -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (302 - 1901, n=85, last 2 years)
877 MB/s -11%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
10716 KRay/s +68%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
10097 KRay/s +58%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
9803 KRay/s +53%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (3655 - 10716, n=24)
8297 KRay/s +30%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
7496 KRay/s +17%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
7475 KRay/s +17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1996 - 14590, n=85, last 2 years)
6986 KRay/s +9%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
6393 KRay/s
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
50488 MPixel/s +2%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
49439 MPixel/s
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
48148 MPixel/s -3%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
44611 MPixel/s -10%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
44101 MPixel/s -11%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
42375 MPixel/s -14%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (10871 - 50488, n=24)
40197 MPixel/s -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7419 - 53918, n=85, last 2 years)
37568 MPixel/s -24%

System Performance

The limited power consumption is hardly noticeable during normal use. Compared to the more powerful models, program starts are slightly delayed. Compared to a fast business notebook, on the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra has an advantage. The many cores of the CPU and the support provided by the dedicated graphics chip can be fully exploited here. 

Fast working and multitasking do not cause the system any problems. In addition, the efficiency factor should not be overlooked. The very similarly equipped Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED has a lead of 40 to 50% in most benchmarks. However, it needs to consume twice as much power to stay ahead.

The laptop's CPU performance are echoed in the system performance: the smaller Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra also shows better rates here. However, the i7-13700H continues to demonstrate that it can handle the 75W limitation much better than the i9-13900H.

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8072 Points +38%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
8058 Points +38%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (5855 - 8538, n=8)
7664 Points +31%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7486 Points +28%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
7253 Points +24%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6822 Points +17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4635 - 8670, n=80, last 2 years)
6608 Points +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5870 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5855 Points
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991a MZ9LQ1T0HBLB-00BKN
4963 Points -15%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11663 Points +32%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
11449 Points +30%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
11332 Points +28%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (8835 - 11940, n=8)
10809 Points +22%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10544 Points +19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8480 - 12420, n=80, last 2 years)
10492 Points +19%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10215 Points +16%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991a MZ9LQ1T0HBLB-00BKN
9813 Points +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9729 Points +10%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8835 Points
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10742 Points +35%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10040 Points +26%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (7967 - 10991, n=8)
9840 Points +24%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
9231 Points +16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5845 - 10742, n=80, last 2 years)
8680 Points +9%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
8578 Points +8%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
8501 Points +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8189 Points +3%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7967 Points
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991a MZ9LQ1T0HBLB-00BKN
6525 Points -18%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
13575 Points +75%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (7738 - 13575, n=8)
11549 Points +49%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11393 Points +47%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11100 Points +43%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
10637 Points +37%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9527 Points +23%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4688 - 13548, n=80, last 2 years)
8726 Points +13%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7738 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6891 Points -11%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991a MZ9LQ1T0HBLB-00BKN
5183 Points -33%
CrossMark / Overall
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1895 Points +72%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1888 Points +71%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1882 Points +70%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (1104 - 1974, n=7)
1815 Points +64%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Entry
M2 Pro 16-Core GPU, M2 Pro 10-Core, Apple SSD AP0512Z
1772 Points +61%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1745 Points +58%
Average of class Multimedia
  (978 - 2146, n=89, last 2 years)
1691 Points +53%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1569 Points +42%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1498 Points +36%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1104 Points
CrossMark / Productivity
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1793 Points +69%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1781 Points +68%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1754 Points +66%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (1058 - 1914, n=7)
1720 Points +63%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1632 Points +54%
Average of class Multimedia
  (913 - 2064, n=89, last 2 years)
1611 Points +52%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Entry
M2 Pro 16-Core GPU, M2 Pro 10-Core, Apple SSD AP0512Z
1543 Points +46%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1494 Points +41%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1479 Points +40%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1058 Points
CrossMark / Creativity
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Entry
M2 Pro 16-Core GPU, M2 Pro 10-Core, Apple SSD AP0512Z
2239 Points +90%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2137 Points +81%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2079 Points +76%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (1178 - 2254, n=7)
1982 Points +68%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1978 Points +68%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1948 Points +65%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1054 - 2865, n=89, last 2 years)
1890 Points +60%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1691 Points +44%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1577 Points +34%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1178 Points
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1915 Points +85%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1697 Points +64%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (1037 - 1952, n=7)
1650 Points +59%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1627 Points +57%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1533 Points +48%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1495 Points +44%
Average of class Multimedia
  (869 - 2171, n=89, last 2 years)
1446 Points +39%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Entry
M2 Pro 16-Core GPU, M2 Pro 10-Core, Apple SSD AP0512Z
1329 Points +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3-21AJS00400
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1293 Points +25%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1037 Points
PCMark 10 Score
5855 points
Help
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
73907 MB/s +3%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
71912 MB/s 0%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
71608 MB/s
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
66344 MB/s -7%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
66025 MB/s -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20513 - 94254, n=85, last 2 years)
62782 MB/s -12%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (37448 - 74486, n=24)
62498 MB/s -13%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
62196 MB/s -13%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
75425 MB/s +7%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
70526 MB/s
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
70378 MB/s 0%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
69534 MB/s -1%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
68252 MB/s -3%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
66156 MB/s -6%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (41599 - 75433, n=24)
63123 MB/s -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (22917 - 115323, n=85, last 2 years)
61996 MB/s -12%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
88988 MB/s +1%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
88505 MB/s
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
73602 MB/s -17%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
68170 MB/s -23%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
67424 MB/s -24%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (36152 - 88505, n=24)
65854 MB/s -26%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20226 - 95196, n=85, last 2 years)
64696 MB/s -27%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
64218 MB/s -27%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Average of class Multimedia
  (8.1 - 346, n=84, last 2 years)
105.3 ns * -4%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
101.7 ns *
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
97.5 ns * +4%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
94.4 ns * +7%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
90.6 ns * +11%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (75.8 - 102.3, n=24)
89.6 ns * +12%
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
89.3 ns * +12%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
86.9 ns * +15%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

The latency we measured with LatencyMon indicates driver problems with the Nvidia Studio graphics driver. However, the kernel mode driver framework also shows measurable delays. So the system is not suitable for real-time audio processing. Adjusting the software as well as future updates could lead to considerable improvements.

56 dropped frames is also a below-average value for 4K video playback on YouTube, especially for a multimedia notebook in this configuration. A driver update in the future should amend this. At the time of review, Nvidia Studio 531.61 was the latest graphics card driver installed.

LatencyMon - main page
LatencyMon - main page
LatencyMon - driver list
LatencyMon - driver list
4K video streaming in Youtube
4K video streaming in Youtube
 
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4545.9 μs * -82%
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2750 μs * -10%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, i9-13900H RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2501 μs *
Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H7600ZW
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1493.8 μs * +40%
Dell XPS 15 9530 RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1083.5 μs * +57%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1053.8 μs * +58%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The M.2 SSD doesn't have any surprises in store. Unsurprisingly, it is a Samsung model that regularly achieves the values found here in our measurements. The maximum speed is above the capabilities of PCIe 3, but cannot compete with the best PCIe 4 SSDs.

For the tasks that the Galaxy Book3 Ultra has to handle, the SSD should not prove to be a bottleneck at any time. Moreover, access speeds remain at a high level under sustained load - quite the opposite of the identical storage device in the Asus ProArt StudioBook 16, which is forced to severely limit the data rate to prevent overheating.

At most, hard drive space could quickly become scarce when editing a lot of raw material. If the baseplate weren't so difficult to remove, an upgrade would be easy. Fortunately, the two Thunderbolt 4 ports can be used for external SSDs.

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
Sequential Read: 2638MB/s
Sequential Write: 3110MB/s
4K Read: 56.7MB/s
4K Write: 142.6MB/s
4K-64 Read: 2306MB/s
4K-64 Write: 2592MB/s
Access Time Read: 0.058ms
Access Time Write: 0.028ms
Score Read: 2626Points
Score Write: 3046Points
Score Total: 7037Points