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Schenker XMG Core 15 (Tongfang GK5NR0O) Laptop Review: AMD gamer with a good price-performance ratio

Ryzen 7 pulls ahead. The configuration we tested costs less than 1500 Euros (~$1745) and is equipped with a powerful Ryzen 7 4800H, an Nvidia RTX 2060, a good IPS display, and a fast SSD. So what's the catch? There really isn't one, even though the XMG Core 15 is far from doing everything right. Particularly the powerful Ryzen improves our subjective impression. All the strengths and weaknesses of the Schenker in the Tongfang case are described in our detailed review.
Christian Hintze, 👁 Florian Glaser (translated by Mark Riege),

Schenker has updated its whole XMG Core series. The gaming laptop is available in a 15 and a 17-inch version, and for the processor you now have the choice between an Intel CPU of the 10th generation and one of the new and very powerful AMD Ryzen CPUs based on the Zen 2, as in our test unit. In addition to the Ryzen 7 4800H, Schenker also upgraded to RTX options for the graphics. Our 15-inch XMG offers an Nvidia RTX 2060. The case was also slightly updated for this. Although it looks the same at first glance, it is now equipped with additional fan vents for improved heat exchange. The gaming package is available for less than 1500 Euros (~$1745).

The direct competitors include other, relatively affordable gaming laptops, particularly Intel competitors with the same graphics such as the Dell G3 15 3500 or the Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H. We are also including the Asus TUF A15 with the same Ryzen 7 CPU in our performance comparison, and last but not least we are also interested how our AMD/Nvidia configuration fares against the pure AMD Dell G5 gaming laptop with the Radeon 5600M.

Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O (XMG Core 15 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H 8 x 2.9 - 4.2 GHz, Renoir (Zen 2)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile - 6144 MB, Core: 1005 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, GDDR6, ForceWare 451.67, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB DDR4-3200 @ 1600 MHz, dual-channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LM156LF-1F02, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB, 500 GB 
, 420 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC274 @ AMD K17.6 - Audio Processor - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1x headphones + 1x microphone, Card Reader: SD card reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (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): 19.9 x 359.8 x 245.8 ( = 0.78 x 14.17 x 9.68 in)
Battery
62 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard Light: yes, USB stick with drivers, XMG Control Center, 24 Months Warranty, 24 months basic warranty | pickup and return, fast repair within the first 6 months
Weight
2 kg ( = 70.55 oz / 4.41 pounds), Power Supply: 424 g ( = 14.96 oz / 0.93 pounds)
Price
1460 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82 %
09/2020
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2 kg19.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
81 %
02/2020
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
2 kg26 mm15.60"1920x1080
82 %
09/2020
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.3 kg22 mm15.60"1920x1080
83 %
07/2020
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
i5-10300H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.5 kg26.1 mm15.60"1920x1080
83 %
06/2020
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.2 kg24.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
84 %
06/2020
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
R7 4800H, Radeon RX 5600M
2.4 kg21.6 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - Schenker with a Tongfang case

It is only at first glance that the Tongfang GK5NR0O case appears identical to the Tongfang GK5CP6V of the similarly-labeled predecessor that we tested in February. While the connections remained the same, the space behind the connections on the sides that was unused before is now equipped with additional fan vents for better air circulation. The display lid and top of the base are made from aluminum, while the display frame and the bottom continue to be made of plastic. The design remained the same and continues to appear pleasantly modest for a gaming laptop. The compact dimensions of the case are also fitting. Finger prints and smudges leave visible traces next to the dark "XMG" lettering on the display lid surface.

Old and new case
Old and new case
The robust box it comes in
The robust box it comes in
A lot of protective sticky foil
A lot of protective sticky foil

Despite the use of metal, the keyboard backing can be pressed in relatively easily, but this hardly becomes an annoyance while typing. As usual, the display lid is even less resistant to warping. We would have liked the two small hinges to be stiffer, and when the base is wiggled, the display angle also changes along with it quickly. In addition, the base is creaking, particularly in the area of the left palm rest, so that the overall impression is mixed. However, the rest of the workmanship appears to be okay and there are no conspicuous gap clearances. 

Compared to the predecessor, the thickness of the case was slimmed down by a whole 6 mm (~0.2 in), but otherwise there are hardly any changes. The Lenovo Legion is larger and thicker. Overall, the new Core 15 is the slimmest and most often also the most compact gaming laptop in the direct comparison within the price class. All the other representatives are also more than 200 grams (7 oz) heavier at least.

Size Comparison

363.1 mm / 14.3 inch 259.6 mm / 10.2 inch 26.1 mm / 1.028 inch 2.5 kg5.42 lbs365.5 mm / 14.4 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 21.6 mm / 0.85 inch 2.4 kg5.35 lbs365 mm / 14.4 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 2.3 kg5.16 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 244 mm / 9.61 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2 kg4.39 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.2 kg4.8 lbs359.8 mm / 14.2 inch 245.8 mm / 9.68 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs

Equipment - XMG with a lot of display potential

In terms of the connections, everything remains the same, only the USB-C port is now 3.2 Gen 2 instead of 3.0. The separate audio ports for microphone and headphones and the multitude of display connections deserve some praise. Since some of the ports are also on the back, the slots on the sides of the laptop are not too cramped. However, due to the fan vents on the sides, the ports are placed quite far toward the front, which might lead to some annoyances with the mouse operation.

Left: Kensington Lock, LAN, USB-A 2.0, microphone, headphones
Left: Kensington Lock, LAN, USB-A 2.0, microphone, headphones
Right: SD card reader, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
Right: SD card reader, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
Back: 2x Mini DisplayPort 1.4 (G-SYNC compatible), 1x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP 2.2), 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (no DisplayPort, no Power Delivery), power
Back: 2x Mini DisplayPort 1.4 (G-SYNC compatible), 1x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP 2.2), 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (no DisplayPort, no Power Delivery), power

SD Card Reader

The transfer speed of the built-in SD card reader is lame. Like its direct competitors, the Schenker only reaches transfer rates of about 30 MB/s, while the average among gaming laptops is about 100 MB/s.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Gaming
  (11.7 - 218, n=305)
94.1 MB/s ∼100% +161%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36.6 MB/s ∼39% +2%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36 MB/s ∼38%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.8 MB/s ∼25% -34%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23 MB/s ∼24% -36%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=303)
111 MB/s ∼100% +200%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.9 MB/s ∼34% +2%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37 MB/s ∼33%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.1 MB/s ∼24% -27%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26 MB/s ∼23% -30%

Communication

The Intel AX200
The Intel AX200

In terms of the WLAN transfer speeds, the XMG Core 15 does very well, ending up even significantly above the values we expect from the Intel AX200 module. In our comparison, it achieves one of the top values while sending as well as receiving.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1640 MBit/s ∼100%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1470 (1297min - 1511max) MBit/s ∼90% -10%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1417 (1363min - 1450max) MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1380 MBit/s ∼84% -16%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1640, n=69)
1120 MBit/s ∼68% -32%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1385 (1268min - 1486max) MBit/s ∼100% +13%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1337 (1299min - 1366max) MBit/s ∼97% +9%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1230 MBit/s ∼89%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1140 MBit/s ∼82% -7%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=68)
1016 MBit/s ∼73% -17%

Webcam

Webcam at the bottom of the display
Webcam at the bottom of the display

The webcam with its microphone is placed at the bottom edge of the display. There is no shutter. As you can see in the color deviations and especially also the writing using our X-Rite color measurement device, the images of the webcam have a blue tint that is more than clearly noticeable. 

ColorChecker
17.3 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
8 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
9 ∆E
11 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
14 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O: 11.39 ∆E min: 5.87 - max: 20.11 ∆E

Security

The Schenker XMG Core 15 offers a slot for a Kensington Lock, and TPM 2.0 (via Intel PTT) is also onboard.

Accessories

Our unit comes with Windows 10 Pro (64 bit) preinstalled, but that still has to be activated, because a license is not included. In the Bestware.com Schenker shop, you can add a Pro license for 97.49 Euros (~$113) or a Home license for 58.49 Euros (~$68) to your configuration. In addition to the power supply and quick start manual, our box also includes a 16-GB USB stick with the device drivers, which is a nice bonus.

Accessories
Accessories
USB stick with drivers
USB stick with drivers

Maintenance

Easy maintenance access
Easy maintenance access

Performing maintenance should be relatively easy. After removing the 10 Philips screws, the bottom of the case can be removed fairly easily without needing any prying effort. You then get access to all the important components such as the two fans, the battery, the two RAM slots, and the two M.2 storage slots, one of which is still empty.

2x M.2 2280
2x M.2 2280
2 RAM slots
2 RAM slots
Battery
Battery

Warranty

Warranty options
Warranty options

While Schenker offers a 24-month warranty, you can only get the "fast repair" for 6 months. If you want to extend this to 12 months or the whole warranty period, you have to pay extra, as shown in the screenshot below.

Input Devices - Good for a gaming laptop

Keyboard

The keyboard
The keyboard

In the keyboard, we like the fairly comfortable stroke with the feedback that is still clear, and typing tasks succeed easily this way. The lettering of the keys is okay, but looks a little fat and chunky, instead of clearly defined. Overall, the layout is very well arranged. Another positive point is the continued existence of a number pad. In exchange, the keys appear slightly small (14-15 mm; 0.55-0.59 in), the right arrow key reaches into the number pad, and the +/- keys that are usually elongated, as well as the additional Enter key on the right, had to be implemented smaller and not quite positioned in their usual places. However, this is hardly any annoyance.

The typing noise is fairly inconspicuous but not extremely quiet either. The keyboard offers RGB background illumination that can be freely configured using a piece of software.

Touchpad


The large touchpad (11.7 cm x 7.4 cm; ~4.6 x 2.9 in) offers good sliding characteristics for regular finger movements, but at only very slow speeds it can slightly hinder the movement. The integrated keys only offer a very short stroke and like the keyboard, they are neither particularly loud nor particularly quiet. Tapping twice in the left top corner of the touchpad will activate or deactivate it. When the pad is deactivated, a small, white LED in the corner will light up. The instructions on that, pictured on a sticky foil, were a bit confusing at first.

The touchpad
The touchpad
What? Oh, that's what it means.
What? Oh, that's what it means.

Display - 144 Hz to please a gamer's heart

A Full-HD IPS panel that now supports a refresh rate of 144 Hz is used as the display. Schenker does not offer any 4K options for the Core 15. The average brightness is a satisfactory 290 Nits, and the brightness distribution of 87% is also decent.

The subpixel structure is slightly more grainy than in a reflective display, but all the contents are displayed sharp in everyday usage. Fortunately we did not notice any screen bleeding.

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure
No screen bleeding
No screen bleeding
311
cd/m²
302
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
312
cd/m²
281
cd/m²
271
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
272
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LM156LF-1F02
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 312 cd/m² Average: 290 cd/m² Minimum: 14 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 312 cd/m²
Contrast: 1560:1 (Black: 0.2 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.84 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 1.77
ΔE Greyscale 9 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
92% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 68% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.105
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
LM156LF-1F02, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
BOEhydis NV156FHM-N4G (BOE084D), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
AU Optronics AUO80ED, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
BOE CQ NV156FHM-NX1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
LM156LF-2F01, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
BOE NV156FH, WVA, 1920x1080, 15.60
Response Times
0%
-15%
-124%
-202%
-63%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
8.8 (4.4, 4.4)
8%
14 (7, 7)
-46%
26 (12, 14)
-171%
34 (16, 18)
-254%
20.4 (10.8, 9.6)
-113%
Response Time Black / White *
9.6 (4.4, 5.2)
10.4 (5.2, 5.2)
-8%
8 (4, 4)
17%
17 (8, 9)
-77%
24 (13, 11)
-150%
10.8 (6.4, 4.4)
-13%
PWM Frequency
198.4 (99)
Screen
7%
-1%
-22%
-21%
-3%
Brightness middle
312
324
4%
301
-4%
301
-4%
280
-10%
292
-6%
Brightness
290
296
2%
298
3%
277
-4%
254
-12%
290
0%
Brightness Distribution
87
88
1%
81
-7%
77
-11%
88
1%
77
-11%
Black Level *
0.2
0.27
-35%
0.23
-15%
0.26
-30%
0.15
25%
0.27
-35%
Contrast
1560
1200
-23%
1309
-16%
1158
-26%
1867
20%
1081
-31%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.84
4.07
16%
4.68
3%
5.12
-6%
5.89
-22%
3.99
18%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
13.85
6.39
54%
8.86
36%
19
-37%
6.11
56%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.77
1.49
16%
1.87
-6%
4.88
-176%
4.79
-171%
3.02
-71%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
9
4.01
55%
5.79
36%
3.47
61%
4.08
55%
3.3
63%
Gamma
2.105 105%
2.6 85%
2.46 89%
2.37 93%
2.33 94%
2.25 98%
CCT
8099 80%
7350 88%
7706 84%
7062 92%
7303 89%
7047 92%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
68
59
-13%
61
-10%
37
-46%
37
-46%
58.1
-15%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
92
91
-1%
94
2%
57
-38%
58
-37%
89.7
-2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
4% / 6%
-8% / -4%
-73% / -38%
-112% / -49%
-33% / -12%

* ... smaller is better

Compared to the predecessor that already offered decent values, the contrast and black value were even slightly improved, and only the Asus TUF turns out even better here. On the other hand, the display seems to be badly calibrated in the state of delivery. Particularly the deviations in the grayscale are unusually high, and the display also shows a significant blue tint.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)

At 92% sRGB and 68% AdobeRGB, the color space coverage turns out quite good for this price class. At less than 10 ms, the response times also need to be pointed out positively. G-Sync is supported, at least via the two Mini DisplayPorts.

sRGB: 92%
sRGB: 92%
AdobeRGB: 68%
AdobeRGB: 68%

The matte surface that prevents reflections fairly well helps during outdoor usage. While the brightness of less than 300 Nits is not quite optimal, it does not create any problems, at least when using it in the shade.

Outdoors in the sun
Outdoors in the sun
Outdoors, viewing from the side
Outdoors, viewing from the side

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
9.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4.4 ms rise
↘ 5.2 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 11 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
9.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.2 ms rise
↘ 4.4 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 9 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.6 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9653 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

As typical for IPS panels, the viewing angle stability is good, and even from the steepest viewing angles, the image only suffers minimally.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Great CPU, but the GPU is so so.

The Core 15 is equipped with a Ryzen 7-4800H, accompanied by 16 GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060. In addition, there is a Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus with 500 GB of storage. While the laptop is quite clearly designed for gaming, theoretically it is also suited for video editing or image processing. Due to its compact dimensions, it is also fairly mobile for a 15-inch gaming laptop. The storage space is slightly limited considering current games, but can be expanded easily via the empty M.2 slot.

Processor

The Ryzen 7-4800H has 8 cores and is able to process 16 threads simultaneously. In Turbo mode, the cores can offer a speed of up to 4.2 GHz. Schenker has installed its Control Center software on the XMG Core 15, allowing you to select the "Overboost" mode that minimally overclocks the CPU. Despite that, we are running all our benchmarks in the mode called "Enthusiast," which is supposed to set the performance at 100% without any overclocking.

In the Cinebench R15 loop, we are presented with the usual, strong Zen-2 performance. Over time, the high starting performance hardly decreases, in contrast to many of its Intel counter parts.

In the multi-core benchmark from Cinebench R15, the Ryzen 7 is a whole 57% faster than the Intel Core i7-10750H in the Dell G3 (2 cores less, Turbo up to 5 GHz). It is able to beat the predecessor with the Intel Core i7-9750H by even 75%. In the test, the core clock speeds are at about 4 GHz.

Away from the outlet, the laptop loses about 25% of its CPU performance in Cinebench R15.

Cinebench R10
Cinebench R10
Cinebench R11
Cinebench R11
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
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Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H: Ø1866 (1840.26-1926.13)
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1012 (995.35-1103.17)
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2 Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1119 (1067.81-1225.19)
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172 AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H: Ø1753 (1601.6-1850.14)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
194 Points ∼100% +4%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
191 Points ∼98% +2%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
188 Points ∼97% +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (186 - 189, n=12)
188 Points ∼97% +1%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
187 Points ∼96% 0%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
187 Points ∼96%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
186 Points ∼96% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 220, n=631)
162 Points ∼84% -13%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1972 (1142.92min - 1972max) Points ∼100% +2%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1926 Points ∼98%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (1674 - 1995, n=16)
1857 Points ∼94% -4%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1850 Points ∼94% -4%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
1225 (1072.67min - 1192.89max) Points ∼62% -36%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
1103 (995.35min - 1103.17max) Points ∼56% -43%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2804, n=637)
933 Points ∼47% -52%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
898 Points ∼46% -53%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
485.9 Seconds * ∼100% -91%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
470 Seconds * ∼97% -84%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
411 Seconds * ∼85% -61%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 901, n=96)
381 Seconds * ∼78% -49%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
276 Seconds * ∼57% -8%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (248 - 299, n=10)
266 Seconds * ∼55% -4%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
262.5 Seconds * ∼54% -3%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
255 Seconds * ∼52%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
49685 MIPS ∼100% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (44827 - 53883, n=10)
49281 MIPS ∼99% +2%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
48326 MIPS ∼97%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
45679 MIPS ∼92% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (3034 - 75612, n=97)
37404 MIPS ∼75% -23%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
31341 MIPS ∼63% -35%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
26535 MIPS ∼53% -45%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
24635 MIPS ∼50% -49%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Average of class Gaming
  (2480 - 5811, n=97)
4932 MIPS ∼100% +6%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
4903 MIPS ∼99% +5%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
4839 MIPS ∼98% +4%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
4799 MIPS ∼97% +3%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4666 MIPS ∼95% 0%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4666 MIPS ∼95% 0%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4664 MIPS ∼95%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (4575 - 4725, n=10)
4664 MIPS ∼95% 0%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
485 Points ∼100% +2%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
482 Points ∼99% +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (462 - 491, n=12)
480 Points ∼99% +1%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
475 Points ∼98%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
466 Points ∼96% -2%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
459 Points ∼95% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 524, n=140)
452 Points ∼93% -5%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
447 Points ∼92% -6%
CPU (Multi Core)
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4435 Points ∼100%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4396 Points ∼99% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (3839 - 4663, n=13)
4285 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4257 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=141)
3026 Points ∼68% -32%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
2766 Points ∼62% -38%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
2217 Points ∼50% -50%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
2140 Points ∼48% -52%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
7775 Points ∼100% +13%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (5920 - 8672, n=11)
7567 Points ∼97% +10%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
6906 Points ∼89%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=79)
6655 Points ∼86% -4%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
6234 Points ∼80% -10%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
5920 Points ∼76% -14%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
4861 Points ∼63% -30%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
4640 Points ∼60% -33%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1428, n=79)
1227 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
1220 Points ∼99% +3%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
1220 Points ∼99% +3%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1188 Points ∼97%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (1154 - 1207, n=11)
1183 Points ∼96% 0%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1166 Points ∼95% -2%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
1161 Points ∼95% -2%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1158 Points ∼94% -3%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
12.6 fps ∼100% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (10.8 - 14.1, n=10)
12.4 fps ∼98% +2%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
12.1 fps ∼96%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
10.8 fps ∼86% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.7 - 19.8, n=96)
10.3 fps ∼82% -15%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
8.24 fps ∼65% -32%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
7.91 fps ∼63% -35%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.69 fps ∼61% -36%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
69.1 s * ∼100% -15%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (28.6 - 95.8, n=10)
65.3 s * ∼95% -9%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
60.16 s * ∼87%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
56.7 s * ∼82% +6%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 95.8, n=73)
55.8 s * ∼81% +7%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
52.6 s * ∼76% +13%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
28.6 s * ∼41% +52%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.647 sec * ∼100% -11%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
0.638 sec * ∼99% -9%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.634 sec * ∼98% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.531 - 1.088, n=77)
0.615 sec * ∼95% -5%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.603 sec * ∼93% -3%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.583 sec * ∼90%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (0.568 - 0.603, n=10)
0.583 sec * ∼90% -0%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.569 sec * ∼88% +2%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
9851 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
64659 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
11577 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
21.92 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
73.34 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
2.19 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
187 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
100.69 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1926 Points
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System Performance

Here, the performance of the XMG Core 15 conforms closely to the expectations, corresponding to the average of the Ryzen 7-4800H/RTX-2060 combinations. In PCMark 8, the Schenker holds the top position in both tests, but in PCMark 10 the two Dell models are often slightly faster. The system performance during everyday operation is smooth.

PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10 - Score
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ512HALU
5936 Points ∼100% +9%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
5875 Points ∼99% +8%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5095 - 5706, n=5)
5459 Points ∼92% +1%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
5427 Points ∼91%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7511, n=311)
5339 Points ∼90% -2%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
5095 Points ∼86% -6%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
4887 Points ∼82% -10%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
4807 Points ∼81% -11%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
5983 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5742 - 5983, n=4)
5867 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
5773 Points ∼96% -4%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ512HALU
5352 Points ∼89% -11%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
5319 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6825, n=463)
5124 Points ∼86% -14%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
5197 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (4698 - 5197, n=4)
4912 Points ∼95% -5%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ512HALU
4894 Points ∼94% -6%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
4698 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=480)
4290 Points ∼83% -17%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
3984 Points ∼77% -23%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5197 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5983 points
PCMark 10 Score
5427 points
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DPC Latencies

The LatencyMon test revealed some driver problems that originate from a Microsoft kernel mode driver for the framework runtime. However, during our YouTube test with a 4K60 video everything went smoothly and there were also no dropped frames.

LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Driver
LatencyMon Driver
YouTube 4K60
YouTube 4K60
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
8015.6 μs * ∼100% -350%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ512HALU
2216 μs * ∼28% -24%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
1781 μs * ∼22%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
797.4 μs * ∼10% +55%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
723.4 μs * ∼9% +59%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

Our test unit is equipped with a Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus with 500 GB, which occupies 14th place in our HDD/SSD benchmark chart, so it is quite fast. However, you can chose among a lot of different SSDs in the configurator, so it depends on the configuration. The model in our test unit is completely convincing in our synthetic benchmarks, beating all the competitors including the predecessor, even though that was equipped with the same model.

All the primary SSD options
All the primary SSD options
Options for the 2nd M.2 slot
Options for the 2nd M.2 slot
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ512HALU
Average Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-30%
-46%
-35%
-35%
-35%
-17%
Write 4K
233
102
-56%
99.63
-57%
145.4
-38%
219.8
-6%
142.1
-39%
156 (99.3 - 233, n=16)
-33%
Read 4K
54.5
41.39
-24%
38.8
-29%
51.6
-5%
50.16
-8%
46.43
-15%
48.2 (38.5 - 54.8, n=16)
-12%
Write Seq
3050
1649
-46%
1117
-63%
1007
-67%
978.7
-68%
1108
-64%
2057 (1087 - 3051, n=16)
-33%
Read Seq
3042
1367
-55%
1030
-66%
1145
-62%
1990
-35%
1622
-47%
2011 (974 - 3042, n=16)
-34%
Write 4K Q32T1
519.5
379
-27%
445.2
-14%
468.4
-10%
515.8
-1%
467
-10%
428 (311 - 557, n=16)
-18%
Read 4K Q32T1
546.1
401.2
-27%
331.8
-39%
528.1
-3%
298.3
-45%
524.5
-4%
502 (351 - 648, n=16)
-8%
Write Seq Q32T1
3241
3276
1%
1102
-66%
1381
-57%
981.7
-70%
1203
-63%
3237 (2933 - 3280, n=16)
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
3538
3417
-3%
2227
-37%
2291
-35%
1907.2
-46%
2288
-35%
3492 (3235 - 3565, n=16)
-1%
Write 4K Q8T8
980.5
2067
Read 4K Q8T8
300.9
1064
AS SSD
-20%
-68%
-55%
-53%
-74%
-10%
Copy Game MB/s
1137.44
733.71
-35%
534.73
-53%
1013.21
-11%
1121 (787 - 1434, n=8)
-1%
Copy Program MB/s
437.99
467.48
7%
248.35
-43%
401.88
-8%
442 (243 - 570, n=8)
1%
Copy ISO MB/s
2039.34
1481.3
-27%
674.64
-67%
1284.05
-37%
1989 (1394 - 2728, n=8)
-2%
Score Total
5184
5175
0%
2290
-56%
2643
-49%
2143
-59%
2536
-51%
4996 (3254 - 5893, n=15)
-4%
Score Write
2734
2657
-3%
878
-68%
1016
-63%
1101
-60%
973
-64%
2490 (1364 - 2859, n=15)
-9%
Score Read
1627
1657
2%
945
-42%
1096
-33%
701
-57%
1034
-36%
1657 (1243 - 2359, n=15)
2%
Access Time Write *
0.02
0.031
-55%
0.04
-100%
0.036
-80%
0.02
-0%
0.095
-375%
0.028 (0.02 - 0.037, n=15)
-40%
Access Time Read *
0.034
0.07
-106%
0.09
-165%
0.117
-244%
0.087
-156%
0.098
-188%
0.0477 (0.033 - 0.092, n=15)
-40%
4K-64 Write
2297.92
2298.97
0%
711.38
-69%
780.22
-66%
845.47
-63%
721.31
-69%
2102 (922 - 2447, n=15)
-9%
4K-64 Read
1282.5
1375.94
7%
772.96
-40%
850.81
-34%
472.49
-63%
853.7
-33%
1341 (906 - 2050, n=15)
5%
4K Write
190.52
118.42
-38%
90.08
-53%
109.31
-43%
164.78
-14%
127.96
-33%
139 (99.1 - 191, n=15)
-27%
4K Read
60.37
54.56
-10%
41.84
-31%
43.66
-28%
60.21
0%
41.32
-32%
54.4 (30 - 64.3, n=15)
-10%
Seq Write
2452
2393.08
-2%
767.34
-69%
1261.05
-49%
904
-63%
1233.57
-50%
2492 (2081 - 2779, n=15)
2%
Seq Read
2836
2260.9
-20%
1304.73
-54%
2011.91
-29%
1682
-41%
1386.48
-51%
2614 (2172 - 3008, n=15)
-8%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-25% / -24%
-57% / -59%
-45% / -48%
-44% / -46%
-55% / -60%
-14% / -13%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
Sequential Read: 2591 MB/s
Sequential Write: 2506 MB/s
512K Read: 2180 MB/s
512K Write: 2587 MB/s
4K Read: 64.97 MB/s
4K Write: 139.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 509.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 480.5 MB/s

Constant Performance Read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics Card

GPU options
GPU options

In addition to the Vega 7 GPU that is integrated into the processor, there is also a powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, which represents Nvidia's entry into the high-end gaming segment and also supports ray tracing functions. Alternatively, you can also select the significantly weaker GTX 1650 Ti.

In the synthetic 3DMark tests, the RTX 2060 delivers a performance minimally below what we expect from an average RTX 2060. However, the low deviations (3-8%) are within the tolerance range. In 3DMark 11, our test unit places second, in 3DMark 2013 it fares worse, and there is a significant, reproducible downward outlier in Cloud Gate. Here, the Dell G5 with the Radeon RX 5600M always seems to be ahead of the rest of the competitors with an advantage of about 18%. Using the Overboost mode gains about 4% in performance. 

If you unplug the Schenker from the outlet, the 3D performance is massively throttled. Of 21478 points in 3DMark 11, only 3598 points remain, which is a shocking difference!

3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark 11
3DMark 11
3DMark 11 Overboost
3DMark 11 Overboost
3DMark 11 Battery
3DMark 11 Battery
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
25706 Points ∼100% +18%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
21748 Points ∼85%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
21542 Points ∼84% -1%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
21480 Points ∼84% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (19143 - 24662, n=37)
21419 Points ∼83% -2%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
19924 Points ∼78% -8%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
19143 Points ∼74% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=728)
14934 Points ∼58% -31%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
6312 Points ∼100% +8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5660 - 6910, n=38)
6211 Points ∼98% +6%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
6164 Points ∼98% +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=266)
6088 Points ∼96% +4%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
6043 Points ∼96% +3%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
5848 Points ∼93%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
5607 Points ∼89% -4%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
18807 Points ∼100% +19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (14768 - 18358, n=40)
16301 Points ∼87% +4%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
15967 Points ∼85% +1%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
15746 Points ∼84%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
15609 Points ∼83% -1%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
14922 Points ∼79% -5%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
14848 Points ∼79% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=651)
12399 Points ∼66% -21%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
98425 Points ∼100% +57%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
98035 Points ∼100% +56%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
95036 Points ∼97% +51%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (55324 - 116593, n=34)
94376 Points ∼96% +50%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
72335 Points ∼73% +15%
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=621)
72315 Points ∼73% +15%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
62787 Points ∼64%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
55325 Points ∼56% -12%
3DMark 11 Performance
18520 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
36445 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
14633 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
6145 points
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Gaming Performance

While gaming, our suspicion from before is confirmed: The Schenker always performs a few percent behind an average RTX 2060. Particularly the Lenovo Legion with the same GPU but weaker processor is always 10 to 15% faster here. The Dell G5 also strikes a slightly better figure most of the time. Especially the comparison with the predecessor with a GTX 1660 Ti is a bit disappointing. In The Witcher 3, the new model is only 4 to 8% faster, despite its more powerful graphics. 

However, in practice, those fairly small advantages of some competitors should be hardly noticeable. All the games we tested always ran smoothly, at least in the native Full-HD resolution. Our page specifically on the mobile GeForce RTX 2060 shows more benchmark comparisons. You should deduct about 5% of the performance for the Schenker.

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i5-10300H
68.3 fps ∼100% +16%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
66.1 (62min - 70max) fps ∼97% +12%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (50.6 - 74, n=38)
61.3 fps ∼90% +4%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
60.5 (51min - 68max) fps ∼89% +3%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
58.8 (48min) fps ∼86%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=421)
54.3 fps ∼80% -8%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
54.2 (42min) fps ∼79% -8%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
50.62 fps ∼74% -14%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i5-10300H
124.8 fps ∼100% +19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (74.4 - 131, n=31)
112 fps ∼90% +7%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
105 (90min - 115max) fps ∼84% 0%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
105 fps ∼84%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
103.6 (92min - 110max) fps ∼83% -1%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
101 (84min) fps ∼81% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (11.1 - 223, n=355)
95.7 fps ∼77% -9%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i5-10300H
85 fps ∼100% +12%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (76 - 90, n=8)
83.4 fps ∼98% +10%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
80 fps ∼94% +5%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
76 fps ∼89%
Average of class Gaming
  (10 - 113, n=59)
73.7 fps ∼87% -3%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i5-10300H
91 fps ∼100% +12%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (81 - 96, n=6)
88.8 fps ∼98% +10%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
81 fps ∼89%
Average of class Gaming
  (10 - 120, n=53)
75.9 fps ∼83% -6%

Our stress test with The Witcher 3 shows a relatively stable performance curve. During the hour-long test, the XMG Core loses about 12% of the gaming performance.

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Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB: Ø57.6 (51-62)
low med. high ultra
GTA V (2015) 156 143 112 62 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 219.5 105 58.8 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 110.9 109.6 94 90.8 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 89.1 75.9 64.7 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 95 87 81 76 fps
Battlefield V (2018) 111.1 77.9 68.5 63.2 fps

Emissions - Slim means hot

Noise Emissions

The fan volume depends strongly on the selected performance profile. Here the Windows performance profiles overlap with those of the Control Center. Ideally, the fans even remain silent under low load, but during regular office usage or under average load, the Core 15 gets minimally louder than the competitors. On the other hand, under maximum load it is slightly quieter than some of its rivals. However, the differences are not particularly pronounced overall. If you activate the Overboost mode, it again becomes louder during heavy load, which hardly seems worthwhile with a performance gain of only about 4%. We did not notice any annoying coil whine or such. 

Noise Level

Idle
26 / 30 / 32 dB(A)
Load
46 / 48 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25 dB(A)
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
i5-10300H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
R7 4800H, Radeon RX 5600M
Noise
-8%
0%
-3%
-3%
4%
off / environment *
25
30
-20%
26.7
-7%
30.7
-23%
30.2
-21%
28
-12%
Idle Minimum *
26
30
-15%
27.1
-4%
30.7
-18%
30.2
-16%
28
-8%
Idle Average *
30
31
-3%
27.1
10%
30.7
-2%
30.2
-1%
28
7%
Idle Maximum *
32
33
-3%
30.8
4%
30.7
4%
30.2
6%
28
12%
Load Average *
46
48
-4%
45.3
2%
36.6
20%
40
13%
28
39%
Witcher 3 ultra *
48
51
-6%
48.7
-1%
47
2%
49
-2%
50.6
-5%
Load Maximum *
48
51
-6%
48.7
-1%
50.9
-6%
49
-2%
50.6
-5%

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.143.339.738.440.12535.139.638.535.541.53146.44842.544.349.34033.736.232.629.936.95038.738.939.141.839.46337.629.430.626.840.88032.12223.22431.110023.120.119.316.624.812524.719.720.615.927.316025.220.720.121.127.32002825.524.218.929.225028.421.521.515.729.931530.821.620.613.932.240032.322.620.81233.650033.621.519.411.534.163035.223.120.811.236.580033.220.518.211.235.2100035.521.618.91136.8125037.622.72011.139.2160036.422.11911.437.7200036.121.418.611.437.6250035.617.315.111.537.3315036.116.914.812.938.2400034.716.814.913.136.9500029.815.114.814.331.7630027.814.814.814.429.1800025.114.313.813.525.7100002213.51312.822.91250022.512.812.612.319.11600022.712.212.211.815.7SPL46.531.929.72548.1N5.41.61.20.66.1median 30.8median 20.5median 18.9median 12.8median 32.2Delta5.22.62.81.55.5hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseSchenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O

Temperature

Under maximum load, the XMG heats up slightly more than the competitors, and we measure hot spots of up to 64 °C (147 °F). The central area of the keyboard, particularly on the bottom, becomes the hottest. The WSAD keys important for gamers can also become quite hot at 50 °C (122 °F). In contrast, the palm rests remain relatively cool, and during idle operation everything remains within the green range anyway.

Max. Load
 50 °C
122 F
50 °C
122 F
44 °C
111 F
 
 50 °C
122 F
51 °C
124 F
44 °C
111 F
 
 36 °C
97 F
36 °C
97 F
35 °C
95 F
 
Maximum: 51 °C = 124 F
Average: 44 °C = 111 F
46 °C
115 F
56 °C
133 F
56 °C
133 F
48 °C
118 F
64 °C
147 F
54 °C
129 F
41 °C
106 F
35 °C
95 F
32 °C
90 F
Maximum: 64 °C = 147 F
Average: 48 °C = 118 F
Power Supply (max.)  55 °C = 131 F | Room Temperature 23 °C = 73 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-900
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 44 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 33.4 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Gaming.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 51 °C / 124 F, compared to the average of 39.8 °C / 104 F, ranging from 21.6 to 68.8 °C for the class Gaming.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 64 °C / 147 F, compared to the average of 42.7 °C / 109 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.3 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 33.4 °C / 92 F.
(-) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 42.6 °C / 109 F, compared to the device average of 33.4 °C / 92 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 36 °C / 96.8 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.8 °C / 83.8 F (-7.2 °C / -13 F).
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
i5-10300H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
R7 4800H, Radeon RX 5600M
Heat
8%
-5%
13%
15%
4%
Maximum Upper Side *
51
48
6%
50.3
1%
46.3
9%
42.9
16%
53
-4%
Maximum Bottom *
64
59
8%
58.6
8%
44.4
31%
49.9
22%
57.6
10%
Idle Upper Side *
29
27
7%
33.9
-17%
28.1
3%
27.8
4%
27.4
6%
Idle Bottom *
32
28
12%
36.3
-13%
29.4
8%
27
16%
31
3%

* ... smaller is better

We put maximum stress on the system by running Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously for about one hour. The core clock speeds start out at 4.3 GHz and after one hour, they still are at a very good 4.0 GHz. During this time, the CPU warms up to 80 °C (176 °F), which is no reason for concern. At the end, the GPU temperature lies at 71 °C (160 °F) and its clock speed drops by about 11% from 1530 MHz down to 1365 MHz. Afterwards, the system recovers fairly quickly, and a subsequent run of 3DMark 11 shows only a performance drop of 3 to 4%.

Stress test start
Stress test start
Stress test end
Stress test end

Speakers

The stereo speakers are placed in the front area and play significantly louder now than in the predecessor. The mids also sound better, but the highs are now too sharp, and the sound lacks any kind of bass as usual. Next to HDMI, there is a microphone/line-in and a headphone port for external devices.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.4392535.536.63144.347.84029.934.25041.839.16326.830.3802426.310016.61912515.928.716021.141.620018.949.725015.756.831513.959.44001262.550011.566.263011.270.880011.270.510001168.7125011.166.7160011.466.8200011.467.7250011.568.7315012.969.3400013.164.4500014.360.8630014.475.4800013.582.21000012.879.71250012.379.51600011.863.7SPL2585.5N0.658.4median 12.8median 66.7Delta1.56.23234.53839.430.73529.229.628.932.72628.926.827.824.626.225.130.625.7