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Schenker XMG Apex 15 in gaming laptop review: This time with laptop CPU, but still with desktop cooling

Where is the desktop CPU? The predecessor was equipped with a swappable socket CPU for desktops, wiped the floor with the competition in terms of performance, but was clearly too loud. The current Apex 15 uses a normal laptop CPU, but still retains some features from the predecessor. This has advantages and disadvantages, but which ones outweigh the others?
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Last year, the unusual Apex series started with a socketed AMD processor, i.e. a desktop CPU! This year's Apex, on the other hand, uses a laptop CPU from AMD.

Despite the soldered CPU, this year's Apex does a few things differently than its competitors. For example, the battery is removable - we can only welcome that, as once upon a time this life-extending method was standard!

Of course, the Apex is again extensively configurable at Bestware: RTX 3070 or RTX 3060, Ryzen 7 5800H or Ryzen 9 5900HX, and RAM and mass storage can be chosen freely. Only the screen seems to be limited to Full HD.

The competitors for us include the Lenovo Legion 5 15 G6, the Asus TUF Gaming F15, the Alienware M15 R5 and the HP Victus 16, even though the screen is slightly larger at 16 inches. We also use the predecessor for comparison.

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XMG Apex 15 (XMG Apex Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8 x 3.2 - 4.4 GHz, 48 W PL2 / Short Burst, 37.5 W PL1 / Sustained, Cezanne H (Zen 3)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 6144 MB, 130 W TDP ( including 15 W Dynamic Boost), + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, Geforce 472.12, NVIDIA Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x DDR4 SO-DIMM, Dual Channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LG Philips LGD0625 (LP156WFG-SPB3), IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW), 500 GB 
, 450 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven/Renoir/Van Gogh/Cezanne/Rembrandt/Raphael - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headset, Microphone
Networking
Realtek RTL8125 2.5GBe Family Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 29 x 361 x 258 ( = 1.14 x 14.21 x 10.16 in)
Battery
49 Wh Lithium-Polymer, removeable, FlexiCharger in BIOS, Battery is removable
Camera
Webcam: HD Webcam
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo Speaker, Keyboard: RGB Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty, 24 Monate Basis-Garantie | Pickup & Return Schnellreparatur innerhalb der ersten 6 Monate
Weight
2.133 kg ( = 75.24 oz / 4.7 pounds), Power Supply: 820 g ( = 28.92 oz / 1.81 pounds)
Price
1506 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84.4 %
11/2021
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg29 mm15.60"1920x1080
81.2 %
05/2020
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
R9 3900, GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
2.7 kg32.5 mm15.60"1920x1080
83.4 %
09/2021
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg26 mm15.60"1920x1080
85.9 %
06/2021
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg24.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
84.7 %
06/2021
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg22.85 mm15.60"1920x1080
84.3 %
09/2021
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg23.5 mm16.10"1920x1080

Case - Metal only on the lid

The case has been slightly changed compared to the predecessor, so there is now an additional fan outlet on the left side, and the ports have also changed. However, the materials remain the same: metal on the lid, plastic on the base. Thus, the lid is comparatively stable, but can of course still be warped, which the IPS panel accepts surprisingly stoically, i.e. without major color changes or screen bleeding. The base looks very stable and can hardly be bent, creaking noises are almost non-existent.

The design is rather restrained, even though some slanted lines and two small, superfluous-looking black inlays adorn the lid, which is also black. The underside mainly consists of fan grilles. The narrow strips do not look very robust due to the soft plastic and can be quickly pressed in, unlike the base. Gaps are not noticeable.

The Apex does not pass for slim; those who often deal with ultrabooks or thin gaming laptops might be surprised by the thickness. At least it is 3 mm (~0.12 inches) thinner compared to its predecessor, but the other competitors are still thinner.

However, the new Apex is the lightest device in the comparison at 2.1 kg (~4.6 lb). The other dimensions are rather small; the Asus TUF is about the same size, and the other devices are often a bit bigger.

Size comparison

361 mm / 14.2 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 32.5 mm / 1.28 inch 2.7 kg5.88 lbs370 mm / 14.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 23.5 mm / 0.925 inch 2.5 kg5.45 lbs361 mm / 14.2 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 29 mm / 1.142 inch 2.1 kg4.7 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 261 mm / 10.3 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2.5 kg5.44 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.3 kg5 lbs356.2 mm / 14 inch 272.5 mm / 10.7 inch 22.85 mm / 0.9 inch 2.5 kg5.42 lbs
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Equipment - 3 external monitors and USB 2.0

Unfortunately, Schenker omits the (micro-)SD card reader. The power port now moves from the back to the left side, and the LAN port moves to the back. Due to AMD's CPU, Thunderbolt is unfortunately missing, but the USB-C port supports Displayport 1.4, so you can connect three external monitors simultaneously via the additional dedicated mini-Displayport and HDMI port. All three monitor ports are directly connected to the RTX GPU, so VR and G-Sync are also natively supported.

We find the two USB-A ports on the left somewhat unfavorable. These two are next to each other and look identical. However, according to the spec sheet, one is type 3.2 Gen 1 (quasi-3.0) and the other is type 3.2 Gen 2x1, so theoretically twice as fast. As a user, you naturally want to see at a glance which port is the fastest for your USB storage media, but here you have to test the ports beforehand and remember them.

A relic of the old days: On the right side there is still a USB A 2.0 port, which can be upgraded in the future. On the other hand, the two audio ports for headsets/headphones and microphones are positive.

Left: Kensington, power, USB-A 3.0, USB-A 3.2
Left: Kensington, power, USB-A 3.0, USB-A 3.2
Right: Microphone, headset, USB-A 2.0
Right: Microphone, headset, USB-A 2.0
rear: Mini Displayport, HDMI, LAN, USB-C with Displayport
rear: Mini Displayport, HDMI, LAN, USB-C with Displayport

Communication

Schenker relies on Intel's Wi-Fi 6 AX200 as well as Bluetooth 5 for wireless communication. The transfer rates are roughly on the expected level, and the Apex thus places itself in the midfield overall.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1400 MBit/s ∼100% +29%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1371 (925min - 1499max) MBit/s ∼98% +26%
Average of class Gaming
  (496 - 1645, n=160, last 2 years)
1161 MBit/s ∼83% +7%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=126)
1098 MBit/s ∼78% +1%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1084 (531min - 1102max) MBit/s ∼77%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
928 (483min - 1003max) MBit/s ∼66% -14%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
MediaTek MT7921
787 (675min - 851max) MBit/s ∼56% -27%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
561 (310min - 825max) MBit/s ∼40% -48%
iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1330 MBit/s ∼100% +34%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1330 (711min - 1563max) MBit/s ∼100% +34%
Average of class Gaming
  (90 - 1743, n=160, last 2 years)
1224 MBit/s ∼92% +23%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1684, n=127)
1193 MBit/s ∼90% +20%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
992 (835min - 956max) MBit/s ∼75%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
MediaTek MT7921
878 (827min - 896max) MBit/s ∼66% -11%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
828 (634min - 900max) MBit/s ∼62% -17%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
732 (376min - 763max) MBit/s ∼55% -26%
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Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø898 (835-956)
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø828 (634-900)
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1041 (531-1102)
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø550 (310-825)

Webcam

We are dealing with a standard HD webcam here, which only fulfills the lowest quality requirements for video calls. At least the color deviations are surprisingly low, but the picture is washed out and littered with a lot of noise.

ColorChecker
12.7 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
19 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
22 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
13 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
22 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
13 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM: 14.68 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 24.34 ∆E
ColorChecker
14.3 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
13 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
13 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
0.7 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
2 ∆E
1.3 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL: 7.91 ∆E min: 0.69 - max: 14.34 ∆E
ColorChecker
2.2 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
1.4 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
1.5 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
5 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS: 4.44 ∆E min: 1.19 - max: 8.81 ∆E

Security

Besides the card reader, the fingerprint sensor of the predecessor has also been omitted, which we can get over. TPM 2.0 is of course on board, as is a Kensington port.

Accessories

Schenker packs a large, green-black XMG mouse pad in the box, to the delight of its gamer customers. There is also a driver CD and the laudable Schenker-typical driver USB stick. Last but not least, the buyer gets a quick guide to the most important special functions of the keys.

Maintenance

One battery compartment screw deviates
One battery compartment screw deviates

A whole 16 screws need to be removed (four of them in the battery compartment, only one is a different size). First, the battery has to be removed.

Once all the Phillips screws have been removed, you have to press against the inside of the battery compartment to release the base plate from the strong retaining clips. Then you get access to the fans, the RAM slots, the Wi-Fi module and the SSD. Additionally, there is a special feature, namely a hardly-used 2.5-inch bay for older storage drives.

Without base plate
Without base plate
Samsung SSD + free M.2 slot
2 occupied RAM slots
2.5 inch slot
Simple adhesive strips for fixation
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Warranty

Schenker grants a 24-month basic warranty. This includes a pickup & return quick repair within the first six months.

The warranty can be extended for a fee.

Input devices - Small keys

Keyboard

The layout looks tight but tidy due to the numpad. The keys themselves are quite small, measuring less than 1.5 cm. Even smaller and thus borderline is the F-key row including Esc, (Diablo 2: Resurrected can be very fiddly with it), but also correcting the typing position via Home, End, etc. is difficult.

You also have to take a closer look at the arrow keys. They aren't spatially separated, but are embedded between various other keys. A backlight offers various colors, but only illuminates the keyboard in unison and not per zone or key.

When typing, the small keys make a somewhat strange impression at first. However, the stroke is by no means too flat, and the feedback is clear. The click noise is also not too loud. The surface yields slightly when typing, but that is not a real problem.

The keyboard
The keyboard
The power switch
The power switch
The arrow keys
The arrow keys

Touchpad

The touchpad
The touchpad

The touchpad is sufficiently large (~10.9 x 6.2 cm, or ~4.3 x 2.4 in) and now offers quite good gliding properties. It only falters a bit during very slow movements.

The dedicated mouse buttons work reliably, but their loud clicking sound is not overly high-quality.

Display - Bright, but only mediocre contrast

Matte, slightly grainy subpixel
Matte, slightly grainy subpixel

Schenker installs a matte Full HD IPS panel with 144 Hz from LG Philips in the MSI GP65. There are no 4K options.

The panel has an average brightness of about 350 nits and is thus just about the brightest display in the comparison. However, the brightness distribution of 83% is in need of optimization; it decreases especially towards the right side towards the bottom.

The response times are decent, but not outstanding; PWM is not used for brightness control.

Minimal screen bleeding along the corners
Minimal screen bleeding along the corners
Screen lights with black background and oblique viewing angle
Screen lights with black background and oblique viewing angle
360
cd/m²
356
cd/m²
342
cd/m²
359
cd/m²
393
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
359
cd/m²
353
cd/m²
327
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LG Philips LGD0625 (LP156WFG-SPB3)
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 393 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 353.3 cd/m² Minimum: 19 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 395 cd/m²
Contrast: 836:1 (Black: 0.47 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.84 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4, calibrated: 0.67
ΔE Greyscale 3.73 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
65.8% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
95.9% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
64.5% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.53
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
LG Philips LGD0625 (LP156WFG-SPB3), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AU Optronics B156HAN (AUO80ED), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
B156HAN12.H, , 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Chi Mei N156HRA-EA1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
B156HAN, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
BOE09BE, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
Display
0%
1%
-34%
10%
Display P3 Coverage
64.5
67.29
4%
65.4
1%
41.9
-35%
72.6
13%
sRGB Coverage
95.9
91.31
-5%
96.3
0%
62.9
-34%
100
4%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
65.8
66.83
2%
67.5
3%
43.3
-34%
73.5
12%
Response Times
-7%
15%
-88%
51%
6%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
15
17.6 ?(9.2, 8.4)
-17%
13.6 ?(6.8, 6.8)
9%
28.4 ?(15.6, 12.8)
-89%
4 ?(1.2, 2.8)
73%
9.6 ?(5.2, 4.4)
36%
Response Time Black / White *
11.6
11.2 ?(6, 5.2)
3%
9.2 ?(4.4, 4.8)
21%
21.6 ?(11.6, 10)
-86%
8.4 ?(4.4, 4)
28%
14.4 ?(8.4, 6)
-24%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-25%
-18%
-73%
-0%
-1%
Brightness middle
393
317
-19%
350
-11%
268.3
-32%
329
-16%
361
-8%
Brightness
353
316
-10%
350
-1%
257
-27%
321
-9%
341
-3%
Brightness Distribution
83
84
1%
96
16%
84
1%
92
11%
88
6%
Black Level *
0.47
0.28
40%
0.3
36%
0.34
28%
0.27
43%
0.3
36%
Contrast
836
1132
35%
1167
40%
789
-6%
1219
46%
1203
44%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.84
3.52
-24%
3.9
-37%
5.05
-78%
2.78
2%
2.44
14%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.15
6.93
3%
8.2
-15%
15.43
-116%
4.88
32%
6.37
11%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.67
2.49
-272%
1.6
-139%
3.21
-379%
1.63
-143%
1.26
-88%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.73
2.81
25%
5.5
-47%
5.5
-47%
2.5
33%
4.6
-23%
Gamma
2.53 87%
2.54 87%
2.15 102%
2.35 94%
2.106 104%
2.268 97%
CCT
7312 89%
6877 95%
7414 88%
7392 88%
6201 105%
6609 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
67
76
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
91
99
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-11% / -17%
-1% / -9%
-65% / -67%
26% / 9%
5% / 2%

* ... smaller is better

Black level and contrast are slightly worse than in the competition, but the display can be calibrated very well so that the color deviations are only very minimal.

Schenker speaks of 90% sRGB coverage, and we even measured around 96%. The Adobe RGB color space is still covered by about 66%. The rates are average, the Asus is much worse, the HP Victus and the Alienware are slightly better.

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation
Saturation
ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Grayscale calibrated
Grayscale calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Saturation calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
sRGB
sRGB
AdobeRGB
AdobeRGB

Outdoors, the matte display eliminates most reflections, and the brightness of 350 nits ensures good visibility at least in the shade. Oblique viewing angles should be avoided in both shade and sun.

Outside in the shade
Outside in the shade
In the shade at an oblique viewing angle
In the shade at an oblique viewing angle

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
11.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ 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 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 18 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
15 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ 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 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37.5 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 not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 20848 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The viewing-angle stability is good, as is typical for IPS. Brightness and contrasts only drop a bit under extreme viewing angles.

Performance - Full on target

With its 8-core processor, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU, the Apex 15 joins the ranks of upper mid-range gamers. The Apex is also optionally available with the upper-class RTX 3070 GPU, but our test model should still be able to render almost all modern games smoothly in the native resolution. Since the RTX 3060 consumes comparatively little energy and produces less waste heat than its more powerful sister models, the Apex is also suitable as a work device or multimedia station.

All performance settings can be found in the Apex's Control Center. Schenker also recommends the entertainment mode for higher loads, since the performance only increases minimally in performance mode, but the fan gets significantly louder according to the manufacturer. However, gaming laptops are designed for maximum performance, and we run all benchmarks in performance mode for a better comparison. Therefore, we will partly discuss the differences between the two modes in the text.

Processor

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800H has eight cores and theoretically clocks from 3.2 to 4.4 GHz. It also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 8 as GPU. The TDP is slightly higher in performance mode than in entertainment mode.

In our Cinebench loop, the consistent performance of the Apex 15 places itself squarely between the marginally faster Lenovo Legion and the slightly slower Alienware M15, all of which feature the same CPU. During the runs, the Apex initially reaches a TDP of around 62 W, which then drops to about 54 W. When starting a new run, it is again at 60-62 W. In entertainment mode, the Cinebench score is about five percent lower.

TDP during the Cinebench R15 loop
TDP during the Cinebench R15 loop

Across all Cinebench tests, our Apex is roughly on par with the marginally faster Legion and Asus TUF Gaming. However, the other laptops cannot compete with the multi-thread performance of the desktop processor AMD Ryzen 9 3900 from the predecessor. In return, the single-thread performance of the "old" socket CPU is significantly worse than in the current Apex.

In battery mode, about 44% of the performance is lost in a new Cinebench R15 multi-thread run.

Cinebench R15 Multi Endurance test

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Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø2073 (2055.92-2084.96)
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø2123 (2107.59-2141.44)
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø1977 (1921.88-2004.51)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Multi-Core Score | 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1 -2!
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
78.2 pt ∼78%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
75.9 pt ∼76%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM -2!
Intel Core i7-11800H
74.5 pt ∼75%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
73.2 pt ∼73%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
 
72.1 pt ∼72%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
71.7 pt ∼72%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
70.3 pt ∼70%
Average of class Gaming
 
64.6 pt ∼65%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H
13445 (12565.7min - 13444.6max) Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
13028 Points ∼97% +3%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
12663 Points ∼94%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
12195 Points ∼91% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (8812 - 13214, n=22)
11960 Points ∼89% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (4621 - 14363, n=109, last 2 years)
10971 Points ∼82% -13%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
10097 Points ∼75% -20%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H
1509 Points ∼100% +6%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1430 Points ∼95% 0%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1427 Points ∼95%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1410 Points ∼93% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (1294 - 1441, n=22)
1410 Points ∼93% -1%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1407 Points ∼93% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (1095 - 1619, n=108, last 2 years)
1388 Points ∼92% -3%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
6321 Points ∼100% +29%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H
5182 Points ∼82% +5%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5020 Points ∼79% +2%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4913 Points ∼78%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4711 Points ∼75% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (3430 - 5020, n=24)
4626 Points ∼73% -6%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4172 Points ∼66% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=199, last 2 years)
3880 Points ∼61% -21%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H
582 Points ∼100% +4%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
559 Points ∼96% 0%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
558 Points ∼96%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
551 Points ∼95% -1%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
550 Points ∼95% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (502 - 560, n=23)
549 Points ∼94% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 634, n=198, last 2 years)
511 Points ∼88% -8%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
490 Points ∼84% -12%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
2804 (2664.54min - 2804.07max) Points ∼100% +34%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2119 Points ∼76% +2%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H
2095 (1963.38min - 2095.12max) Points ∼75% 0%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2085 (2055.92min - 2084.96max) Points ∼74%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2005 (1921.88min - 2004.51max) Points ∼72% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (1487 - 2119, n=21)
1995 Points ∼71% -4%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1982 (1952.36min - 1982.46max) Points ∼71% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (536 - 2804, n=214, last 2 years)
1645 Points ∼59% -21%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
232 Points ∼100% +1%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
231 Points ∼100% 0%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
230 Points ∼99%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H
229 Points ∼99% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (209 - 234, n=22)
229 Points ∼99% 0%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
225 Points ∼97% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (108 - 254, n=203, last 2 years)
207 Points ∼89% -10%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
197 Points ∼85% -14%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 555, n=193, last 2 years)
311 Seconds * ∼100% -27%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
256 Seconds * ∼82% -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (237 - 340, n=22)
256 Seconds * ∼82% -5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
253 Seconds * ∼81% -4%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
244 Seconds * ∼78%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
239 Seconds * ∼77% +2%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H
235 Seconds * ∼76% +4%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
179 Seconds * ∼58% +27%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
75612 MIPS ∼100% +29%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
58467 MIPS ∼77%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
56716 MIPS ∼75% -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (45773 - 59986, n=22)
54795 MIPS ∼72% -6%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53902 MIPS ∼71% -8%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53239 MIPS ∼70% -9%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H
51046 MIPS ∼68% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (15146 - 76063, n=194, last 2 years)
45675 MIPS ∼60% -22%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H
5659 MIPS ∼100% +1%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5591 MIPS ∼99% 0%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5590 MIPS ∼99%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5575 MIPS ∼99% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (5038 - 5632, n=22)
5492 MIPS ∼97% -2%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5448 MIPS ∼96% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (2945 - 6506, n=194, last 2 years)
5275 MIPS ∼93% -6%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
5134 MIPS ∼91% -8%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
10190 Points ∼100% +21%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8389 Points ∼82%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7899 Points ∼78% -6%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (7392 - 9062, n=21)
7857 Points ∼77% -6%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7522 Points ∼74% -10%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7508 Points ∼74% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=189, last 2 years)
7363 Points ∼72% -12%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1501 Points ∼100%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1481 Points ∼99% -1%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1462 Points ∼97% -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (1347 - 1505, n=21)
1455 Points ∼97% -3%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1436 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1777, n=189, last 2 years)
1343 Points ∼89% -11%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
1246 Points ∼83% -17%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
18.9 fps ∼100% +21%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H
15.6 fps ∼83% 0%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
15.6 fps ∼83%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
15.1 fps ∼80% -3%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
15 fps ∼79% -4%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
14.7 fps ∼78% -6%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (11.6 - 16.1, n=22)
14.7 fps ∼78% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (6.13 - 19.8, n=193, last 2 years)
12.5 fps ∼66% -20%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
113 s * ∼100% -111%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (47.4 - 113, n=22)
65.6 s * ∼58% -23%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
59.4 s * ∼53% -11%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
57.4 s * ∼51% -7%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
56.4 s * ∼50% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 113, n=187, last 2 years)
54.4 s * ∼48% -2%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53.5 s * ∼47%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H
44.5 s * ∼39% +17%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Gaming
  (0.4905 - 1.088, n=189, last 2 years)
0.576 sec * ∼100% -13%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.556 sec * ∼97% -9%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
0.546 sec * ∼95% -7%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.539 sec * ∼94% -5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.524 sec * ∼91% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (0.511 - 0.559, n=21)
0.524 sec * ∼91% -2%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.518 sec * ∼90% -1%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.512 sec * ∼89%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2085 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
160 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
230 Points
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Performance Rating
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
99.3 pt ∼99%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
 
94.1 pt ∼94%
Average of class Gaming
 
78.5 pt ∼79%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
14725 KRay/s ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (10349 - 15169, n=22)
14173 KRay/s ∼96% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (4440 - 19199, n=146, last 2 years)
11938 KRay/s ∼81% -19%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
94497 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (63663 - 95954, n=22)
88627 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (21177 - 102867, n=146, last 2 years)
65462 Points ∼69% -31%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3230 MB/s ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (2096 - 3287, n=22)
3018 MB/s ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (965 - 4851, n=146, last 2 years)
2723 MB/s ∼84% -16%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
97488 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (92948 - 98276, n=22)
96122 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (30447 - 132615, n=146, last 2 years)
86231 Points ∼88% -12%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
11821 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (9962 - 11871, n=22)
11561 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (3007 - 19956, n=146, last 2 years)
9981 Points ∼84% -16%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
52072 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (36083 - 52732, n=22)
48664 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (11126 - 55702, n=146, last 2 years)
34614 Points ∼66% -34%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
125127 MB/s ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (50226 - 127832, n=22)
114767 MB/s ∼92% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (11368 - 156370, n=146, last 2 years)
67517 MB/s ∼54% -46%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
803 MB/s ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (591 - 828, n=22)
781 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (461 - 1126, n=167, last 2 years)
599 MB/s ∼75% -25%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
7826 KRay/s ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (5457 - 7884, n=22)
7460 KRay/s ∼95% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2728 - 10472, n=146, last 2 years)
6413 KRay/s ∼82% -18%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Average of class Gaming
  (10064 - 27893, n=146, last 2 years)
21405 MPixel/s ∼100% +8%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
19901 MPixel/s ∼93%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (14445 - 25421, n=22)
17774 MPixel/s ∼83% -11%

System performance

PCMark 10
PCMark 10

All comparison devices are close to each other in PCMark 10. What is striking is that the "old" Apex often still occupies the first rank.

PCMark 10 / Score
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, R9 3900, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
6883 Points ∼100% +3%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6865 Points ∼100% +2%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
6703 Points ∼97%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (6465 - 6855, n=6)
6651 Points ∼97% -1%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
6648 Points ∼97% -1%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6567 Points ∼95% -2%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
6465 Points ∼94% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (3952 - 7884, n=173, last 2 years)
6190 Points ∼90% -8%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, R9 3900, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
10535 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
10522 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
10396 Points ∼99% +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (9589 - 10414, n=6)
10019 Points ∼95% +1%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9943 Points ∼94% 0%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
9905 Points ∼94%
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11064, n=172, last 2 years)
9678 Points ∼92% -2%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
9589 Points ∼91% -3%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
9728 Points ∼100% +11%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (8798 - 9728, n=6)
9015 Points ∼93% +2%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8923 Points ∼92% +1%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8913 Points ∼92% +1%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
8859 Points ∼91% +1%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
8798 Points ∼90%
Average of class Gaming
  (5813 - 10066, n=172, last 2 years)
8389 Points ∼86% -5%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, R9 3900, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
8269 Points ∼85% -6%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, R9 3900, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
10157 Points ∼100% +8%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9423 Points ∼93% 0%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
9377 Points ∼92%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (7884 - 9497, n=6)
8860 Points ∼87% -6%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8660 Points ∼85% -8%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8582 Points ∼84% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 12250, n=172, last 2 years)
8055 Points ∼79% -14%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
7884 Points ∼78% -16%
PCMark 10 Score
6703 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900, GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
48159 MB/s ∼100% +15%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
41788 MB/s ∼87%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
41178 MB/s ∼86% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (36925 - 44180, n=22)
39895 MB/s ∼83% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (18274 - 48159, n=146, last 2 years)
37862 MB/s ∼79% -9%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
37687 MB/s ∼78% -10%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
36925 MB/s ∼77% -12%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900, GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
48715 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
47260 MB/s ∼97%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (42014 - 47260, n=22)
45103 MB/s ∼93% -5%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
44676 MB/s ∼92% -5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
44146 MB/s ∼91% -7%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
42436 MB/s ∼87% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (19654 - 50013, n=146, last 2 years)
41894 MB/s ∼86% -11%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900, GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
46513 MB/s ∼100% +5%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
44339 MB/s ∼95%
Average of class Gaming
  (17629 - 49097, n=146, last 2 years)
40804 MB/s ∼88% -8%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
38041 MB/s ∼82% -14%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (28456 - 47022, n=22)
38037 MB/s ∼82% -14%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
35891 MB/s ∼77% -19%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
32860 MB/s ∼71% -26%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
83.3 ns * ∼100% -7%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
81.1 ns * ∼97% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (76.3 - 94, n=22)
80.7 ns * ∼97% -4%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
AMD Ryzen 9 3900, GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
78.6 ns * ∼94% -1%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
78.2 ns * ∼94% -1%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
77.8 ns * ∼93%
Average of class Gaming
  (69.7 - 103, n=168, last 2 years)
61 ns * ∼73% +22%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latencies

Neither opening multiple browser tabs nor playing our 4K/60-fps YouTube video caused the Apex any problems. But latencies suddenly appear when closing the browser, of all things - a rather unusual phenomenon, which is possibly still related to driver problems under the new Windows 11.

4K/60 fps: 0 dropped frames
4K/60 fps: 0 dropped frames
LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1431.2 μs * ∼100% -8%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
1330.1 μs * ∼93%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
1160.8 μs * ∼81% +13%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, R9 3900, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
913.6 μs * ∼64% +31%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
703 μs * ∼49% +47%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
428.6 μs * ∼30% +68%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

Schenker installs a Samsung SSD 980 with 512 GB in the Apex. The SSD hardly lives up to the good reputation of Samsung SSDs. Across all our tests, only the Alienware performs worse; the rest of the competition is usually better, the old Apex even significantly so.

There is another M.2 slot in the case, and users also have the option to install a 2.5-inch drive.

Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
95.4 pt ∼95%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
81.5 pt ∼82%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
73.8 pt ∼74%
Average of class Gaming
 
72 pt ∼72%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
69.9 pt ∼70%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
63.4 pt ∼63%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
63.4 pt ∼63%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
47.2 pt ∼47%
DiskSpd
seq read
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
2894 (2885.47min - 2893.57max) MB/s ∼100% +57%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
2207 (2052.27min - 2206.83max) MB/s ∼76% +20%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2178 (2156.08min - 2177.89max) MB/s ∼75% +18%
Average of class Gaming
  (170 - 4645, n=166, last 2 years)
2044 MB/s ∼71% +11%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
1843 (1829.35min - 1842.98max) MB/s ∼64%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
1843 MB/s ∼64% 0%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
1749 (1705.4min - 1749.02max) MB/s ∼60% -5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1726 (1693.24min - 1725.96max) MB/s ∼60% -6%
seq write
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
3244 (3235.67min - 3244.28max) MB/s ∼100% +67%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2936 (2843.29min - 2936.01max) MB/s ∼91% +51%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
2597 (2465.83min - 2597.11max) MB/s ∼80% +33%
Average of class Gaming
  (174 - 4574, n=165, last 2 years)
2178 MB/s ∼67% +12%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2084 (2056.68min - 2083.94max) MB/s ∼64% +7%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
1948 (1920.78min - 1948.04max) MB/s ∼60%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
1948 MB/s ∼60% 0%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1520 (983.77min - 1519.6max) MB/s ∼47% -22%
seq q8 t1 read
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
3556 (3302.07min - 3555.7max) MB/s ∼100% +16%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
3539 (3185.08min - 3539.15max) MB/s ∼100% +16%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
3260 (2957.4min - 3260.02max) MB/s ∼92% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 7090, n=166, last 2 years)
3258 MB/s ∼92% +7%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
3055 (2833.88min - 3054.71max) MB/s ∼86%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
3055 MB/s ∼86% 0%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2883 (2640.98min - 2882.54max) MB/s ∼81% -6%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
2314 (1882.82min - 2314max) MB/s ∼65% -24%
seq q8 t1 write
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
3326 (3310.47min - 3326.44max) MB/s ∼100% +107%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
3095 (2651.01min - 3095.4max) MB/s ∼93% +93%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
3008 (2757.96min - 3007.74max) MB/s ∼90% +87%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
2992 (2831.78min - 2991.8max) MB/s ∼90% +86%
Average of class Gaming
  (155 - 5969, n=166, last 2 years)
2622 MB/s ∼79% +63%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
1605 (1471.36min - 1604.53max) MB/s ∼48%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
1605 MB/s ∼48% 0%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1449 (1364.2min - 1448.71max) MB/s ∼44% -10%
4k q1 t1 read
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
65.9 (65.76min - 65.93max) MB/s ∼100% +13%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
58.1 (56.93min - 58.05max) MB/s ∼88%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
58.1 MB/s ∼88% 0%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
55.4 (55.28min - 55.37max) MB/s ∼84% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.53 - 137, n=166, last 2 years)
50.7 MB/s ∼77% -13%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
48.3 (47.05min - 48.34max) MB/s ∼73% -17%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
47.4 (46.7min - 47.39max) MB/s ∼72% -18%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
42.3 (41.29min - 42.34max) MB/s ∼64% -27%
4k q1 t1 write
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
232 (225.02min - 231.55max) MB/s ∼100% +53%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
169 (168.56min - 169.29max) MB/s ∼73% +11%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
152 (150.78min - 151.95max) MB/s ∼66%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
152 MB/s ∼66% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.79 - 274, n=165, last 2 years)
145 MB/s ∼63% -5%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
134 (132min - 134.1max) MB/s ∼58% -12%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
121 (117.79min - 121.25max) MB/s ∼52% -20%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
119 (118.14min - 119.03max) MB/s ∼51% -22%
4k q32 t16 read
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2267 (2208.12min - 2267.07max) MB/s ∼100% +65%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
1806 (1804.4min - 1806.36max) MB/s ∼80% +31%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.1 - 4198, n=165, last 2 years)
1507 MB/s ∼66% +10%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
1376 (1363.46min - 1375.66max) MB/s ∼61%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
1376 MB/s ∼61% 0%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1301 (981.55min - 1301max) MB/s ∼57% -5%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
725 (711.04min - 724.91max) MB/s ∼32% -47%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
645 (600.09min - 644.91max) MB/s ∼28% -53%
4k q32 t16 write
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
2320 (2309.49min - 2320.47max) MB/s ∼100% +420%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2264 (1817.1min - 2263.83max) MB/s ∼98% +408%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
1898 (1607.66min - 1897.67max) MB/s ∼82% +326%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.15 - 4249, n=165, last 2 years)
1580 MB/s ∼68% +254%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
497 (490.94min - 497.29max) MB/s ∼21% +11%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
446 (399.97min - 446.29max) MB/s ∼19%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
446 MB/s ∼19% 0%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
416 (408.24min - 415.63max) MB/s ∼18% -7%
AS SSD
Score Total
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
6141 Points ∼100% +81%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5503 Points ∼90% +62%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
4869 Points ∼79% +43%
Average of class Gaming
  (910 - 9134, n=164, last 2 years)
4550 Points ∼74% +34%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
4170 Points ∼68% +23%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
3394 Points ∼55%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
3394 Points ∼55% 0%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
3136 Points ∼51% -8%
Score Read
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
2158 Points ∼100% +34%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2017 Points ∼93% +25%
Average of class Gaming
  (389 - 3587, n=164, last 2 years)
1687 Points ∼78% +5%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
1612 Points ∼75%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
1612 Points ∼75% 0%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1597 Points ∼74% -1%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1506 Points ∼70% -7%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
1197 Points ∼55% -26%
Score Write
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
2892 Points ∼100% +187%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2508 Points ∼87% +149%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2452 Points ∼85% +143%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
2370 Points ∼82% +135%
Average of class Gaming
  (285 - 4414, n=164, last 2 years)
2008 Points ∼69% +99%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
1007 Points ∼35%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
1007 Points ∼35% 0%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
918 Points ∼32% -9%
Seq Read
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
3002.28 MB/s ∼100% +16%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
2960 MB/s ∼99% +14%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2872.59 MB/s ∼96% +11%
Average of class Gaming
  (252 - 5739, n=164, last 2 years)
2661 MB/s ∼89% +3%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
2589 MB/s ∼86%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
2589 MB/s ∼86% 0%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2382.87 MB/s ∼79% -8%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
2082 MB/s ∼69% -20%
Seq Write
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
2645.62 MB/s ∼100% +84%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
2586 MB/s ∼98% +80%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2465.99 MB/s ∼93% +72%
Average of class Gaming
  (308 - 5210, n=164, last 2 years)
2159 MB/s ∼82% +50%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1619.38 MB/s ∼61% +13%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
1435 MB/s ∼54%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
1435 MB/s ∼54% 0%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
825 MB/s ∼31% -43%
4K Read
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
58.27 MB/s ∼100% +9%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
57.51 MB/s ∼99% +7%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
53.6 MB/s ∼92%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
53.6 MB/s ∼92% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (20 - 86.2, n=164, last 2 years)
49.8 MB/s ∼85% -7%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
46.84 MB/s ∼80% -13%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
44.14 MB/s ∼76% -18%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
42.41 MB/s ∼73% -21%
4K Write
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
188.05 MB/s ∼100% +22%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
154.18 MB/s ∼82%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
154 MB/s ∼82% 0%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
149.57 MB/s ∼80% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (18 - 261, n=164, last 2 years)
128 MB/s ∼68% -17%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
117.46 MB/s ∼62% -24%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
98.28 MB/s ∼52% -36%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
96.08 MB/s ∼51% -38%
4K-64 Read
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
1799.48 MB/s ∼100% +38%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
1734.11 MB/s ∼96% +33%
Average of class Gaming
  (216 - 2959, n=164, last 2 years)
1371 MB/s ∼76% +6%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
1299.41 MB/s ∼72%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
1299 MB/s ∼72% 0%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1255.39 MB/s ∼70% -3%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1251.93 MB/s ∼70% -4%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
854.08 MB/s ∼47% -34%
4K-64 Write
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
2439.75 MB/s ∼100% +244%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2196.29 MB/s ∼90% +209%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
2088.37 MB/s ∼86% +194%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
2015.02 MB/s ∼83% +184%
Average of class Gaming
  (94.1 - 3859, n=164, last 2 years)
1675 MB/s ∼69% +136%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
737.69 MB/s ∼30% +4%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
710 MB/s ∼29% 0%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
709.7 MB/s ∼29%
Access Time Read
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
0.109 ms * ∼100% -95%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.018 - 0.23, n=157, last 2 years)
0.0694 ms * ∼64% -24%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
0.056 ms * ∼51%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
0.056 ms * ∼51% -0%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
0.049 ms * ∼45% +12%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
0.048 ms * ∼44% +14%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
0.043 ms * ∼39% +23%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
0.04 ms * ∼37% +29%
Access Time Write
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
0.17 ms * ∼100% -530%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
0.094 ms * ∼55% -248%
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
0.082 ms * ∼48% -204%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.015 - 0.588, n=164, last 2 years)
0.0695 ms * ∼41% -157%
HP Victus 16-e0179ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
0.032 ms * ∼19% -19%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57E PS
Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
0.027 ms * ∼16%
Average Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
 
0.027 ms * ∼16% -0%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
0.02 ms * ∼12% +26%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3138.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2241.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 490.01 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 552.85 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1970.13 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1983.52 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 57.83 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 146.23 MB/s