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The MSI Stealth 15M is proof that gaming laptops with 15 W to 28 W Tiger Lake Core U CPUs can work

The MSI Stealth 15M is proof that gaming laptops with 15 W to 25 W Core U CPUs can work (Image source: MSI)
The MSI Stealth 15M is proof that gaming laptops with 15 W to 25 W Core U CPUs can work (Image source: MSI)
ULV Intel CPUs are getting better and better every year even if their performance differences can be marginal. However, those small gains are inching closer to Core H-levels of performance where we think Core U CPUs can have a place in entry-level to mid-range gaming laptops.
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The vast majority of gaming laptops in the market at the moment come with 35 W to 45 W Core H series CPUs and GeForce GTX or RTX graphics options. Aside from a small handful of exceptions, most manufacturers do not offer Core U options on any of their gaming laptops as the slower CPU performance may bottleneck the high-performance graphics. However, the recent MSI Stealth 15M is the best example we've seen thus far of a Core U CPU working extremely well with a GeForce RTX GPU.

As detailed in our review, the MSI system comes with an ULV Intel 11th gen Core i7-1185G7 CPU which is one of the fastest processors available in the Tiger Lake-U family. Raw multi-thread performance is about 3 to 15 percent slower than the Core i7-9750H while single-thread performance can be up to 20 to 30 percent faster. The Core i7-9750H powered most gaming laptops of 2019 and the Core i7-1185G7 is already neck-to-neck in raw performance while consuming about half the power.

When running actual games, the Stealth 15M and its GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU perform only a few percentage points slower than the average GeForce GTX 1660 Ti laptop even though most of these competing systems come with more demanding Core H CPUs. We're not saying all gaming laptops with GeForce RTX 3070 or 3080 GPUs should come with Core U CPUs, but the performance deficit between Core H gaming laptops and potential Core U gaming laptops looks to be smaller than expected. Our experience with the latest Intel NUC equipped with the same Core i7-1185G7 CPU but an even more powerful GeForce RTX 3080 GPU is further proof than most games are much more GPU bound than CPU bound to the point where the latest Core U CPU can work almost as well in many cases. If OEMs can design thinner or quieter gaming laptops with Core U CPUs, then the relatively small performance deficit may be worth it to some gamers.

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 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1986 - 4176, n=32)
3455 Points ∼100% +39%
Average Intel Core i9-9880H
  (2953 - 3712, n=7)
3271 Points ∼95% +31%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1749 - 3325, n=43)
2848 Points ∼82% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (2017 - 3133, n=55)
2564 Points ∼74% +3%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7
2493 Points ∼72%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (1397 - 2240, n=14)
2037 Points ∼59% -18%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7
580 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (430 - 524, n=32)
486 Points ∼84% -16%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (431 - 504, n=43)
473 Points ∼82% -18%
Average Intel Core i9-9880H
  (441 - 474, n=7)
459 Points ∼79% -21%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (312 - 470, n=14)
444 Points ∼77% -23%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (416 - 486, n=55)
443 Points ∼76% -24%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1003 - 1833, n=38)
1554 Points ∼100% +54%
Average Intel Core i9-9880H
  (1317 - 1721, n=11)
1506 Points ∼97% +49%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (804 - 1418, n=50)
1263 Points ∼81% +25%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (952 - 1306, n=85)
1182 Points ∼76% +17%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1010 (993.25min - 1009.51max) Points ∼65%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (536 - 921, n=17)
825 Points ∼53% -18%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7
223 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (190 - 220, n=37)
204 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (184 - 213, n=45)
197 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Intel Core i9-9880H
  (181 - 198, n=11)
190 Points ∼85% -15%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (170 - 194, n=82)
184 Points ∼83% -17%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (108 - 194, n=17)
174 Points ∼78% -22%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (479 - 555, n=13)
515 Seconds * ∼100% -8%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7
478 Seconds * ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (342 - 495, n=21)
433 Seconds * ∼84% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (322 - 587, n=43)
389 Seconds * ∼76% +19%
Average Intel Core i9-9880H
  (293 - 384, n=4)
337 Seconds * ∼65% +29%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (259 - 535, n=30)
327 Seconds * ∼63% +32%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5412 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (5071 - 5780, n=31)
5360 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (4504 - 5470, n=43)
5114 MIPS ∼94% -6%
Average Intel Core i9-9880H
  (4837 - 5068, n=3)
4943 MIPS ∼91% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (4580 - 5090, n=21)
4846 MIPS ∼90% -10%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (2945 - 4956, n=13)
4708 MIPS ∼87% -13%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (29844 - 49562, n=31)
43117 MIPS ∼100% +56%
Average Intel Core i9-9880H
  (39455 - 46591, n=3)
42728 MIPS ∼99% +54%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (26040 - 37345, n=43)
33946 MIPS ∼79% +23%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (28512 - 35174, n=21)
32357 MIPS ∼75% +17%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7
27693 MIPS ∼64%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (15146 - 24841, n=13)
23257 MIPS ∼54% -16%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1575 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1233 - 1371, n=29)
1304 Points ∼83% -17%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1114 - 1333, n=43)
1263 Points ∼80% -20%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (1117 - 1251, n=13)
1190 Points ∼76% -24%
Average Intel Core i9-9880H
  (1115 - 1237, n=2)
1176 Points ∼75% -25%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (703 - 1241, n=15)
1164 Points ∼74% -26%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (5715 - 8620, n=29)
7734 Points ∼100% +43%
Average Intel Core i9-9880H
  (7109 - 7353, n=2)
7231 Points ∼93% +34%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (4443 - 6674, n=43)
6135 Points ∼79% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (4859 - 6262, n=13)
5597 Points ∼72% +4%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5404 Points ∼70%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (2783 - 4728, n=15)
4338 Points ∼56% -20%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (7.27 - 14.1, n=27)
11.7 fps ∼100% +44%
Average Intel Core i9-9880H
  (10.6 - 11.9, n=3)
11.2 fps ∼96% +38%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (5.54 - 11.6, n=43)
9.61 fps ∼82% +18%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (7.1 - 10.7, n=21)
8.72 fps ∼75% +7%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7
8.13 fps ∼69%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (6.13 - 7.78, n=13)
7.05 fps ∼60% -13%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (54.5 - 64.7, n=9)
59 s * ∼100% -17%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (23.9 - 94, n=13)
59 s * ∼100% -17%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (43.1 - 99.2, n=43)
53.3 s * ∼90% -6%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7
50.4 s * ∼85%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (30.2 - 84.3, n=30)
50.3 s * ∼85% -0%
Average Intel Core i9-9880H
  (16.5 - 58.9, n=3)
41.7 s * ∼71% +17%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (0.625 - 1.088, n=13)
0.681 sec * ∼100% -22%
Average Intel Core i9-9880H
  (0.621 - 0.69, n=3)
0.657 sec * ∼96% -17%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (0.608 - 0.695, n=14)
0.643 sec * ∼94% -15%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (0.578 - 0.708, n=42)
0.611 sec * ∼90% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (0.546 - 0.662, n=29)
0.582 sec * ∼85% -4%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.56 sec * ∼82%

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Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1280x720 Lite Quality
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (151 - 158, n=2)
155 fps ∼100% +23%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
 
152 fps ∼98% +21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
 
150 fps ∼97% +19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
  (126 - 141, n=3)
135 fps ∼87% +7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (121 - 137, n=4)
130 fps ∼84% +3%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
126 fps ∼81%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (98.4 - 144, n=4)
118 fps ∼76% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (54.8 - 82.3, n=3)
68 fps ∼44% -46%
1920x1080 Standard Quality
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
  (117 - 129, n=2)
123 fps ∼100% +66%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (100 - 106, n=3)
103 fps ∼84% +39%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
 
99.6 fps ∼81% +34%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (74 - 89.2, n=5)
82.3 fps ∼67% +11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (78.1 - 87.6, n=5)
81.5 fps ∼66% +10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
  (74.1 - 82.7, n=3)
78.6 fps ∼64% +6%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
74.1 fps ∼60%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (47.7 - 51.2, n=4)
49.6 fps ∼40% -33%
1920x1080 High Quality
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
  (90.6 - 108, n=3)
99.2 fps ∼100% +78%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (77 - 80.6, n=3)
78.6 fps ∼79% +41%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
 
72.6 fps ∼73% +30%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (52 - 67.5, n=7)
61.8 fps ∼62% +11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
  (55.7 - 62.4, n=3)
59.8 fps ∼60% +7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (55.4 - 63.9, n=5)
59 fps ∼59% +6%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
55.7 fps ∼56%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (33.6 - 37.2, n=4)
35.5 fps ∼36% -36%
GTA V
1920x1080 Lowest Settings possible
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (174 - 179, n=2)
177 fps ∼100% +9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (168 - 175, n=4)
173 fps ∼98% +6%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
163 (4.25min, 100P1 - 309max) fps ∼92%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
 
163 fps ∼92% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (124 - 163, n=3)
148 fps ∼84% -9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (95.3 - 175, n=3)
145 fps ∼82% -11%
1366x768 Normal/Off AF:4x
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
 
166 fps ∼100% +1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (156 - 172, n=3)
166 fps ∼100% +1%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
164 (4.67min, 100P1 - 315max) fps ∼99%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
 
164 fps ∼99% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (143 - 171, n=5)
163 fps ∼98% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
 
160 fps ∼96% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (133 - 159, n=5)
149 fps ∼90% -9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (91.6 - 170, n=5)
122 fps ∼73% -26%
1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
 
101 fps ∼100% +48%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (71.4 - 87, n=3)
80.1 fps ∼79% +17%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
 
75 fps ∼74% +10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (68.1 - 76, n=5)
72.8 fps ∼72% +7%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
68.2 (9.85min, 43.5P1 - 131max) fps ∼68%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
 
68.2 fps ∼68% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (60 - 70.8, n=5)
65.3 fps ∼65% -4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (38.1 - 51.1, n=5)
42.6 fps ∼42% -38%
The Witcher 3
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
  (196 - 414, n=9)
322 fps ∼100% +37%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (194 - 357, n=12)
290 fps ∼90% +23%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
 
287 fps ∼89% +22%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
  (232 - 311, n=4)
266 fps ∼83% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (189 - 295, n=27)
256 fps ∼80% +9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (177 - 298, n=14)
254 fps ∼79% +8%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
235.1 (211min - 258max) fps ∼73%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (127 - 209, n=21)
167 fps ∼52% -29%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
  (158 - 284, n=9)
247 fps ∼100% +77%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (154 - 250, n=12)
222 fps ∼90% +59%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
 
205 fps ∼83% +47%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (152 - 215, n=24)
185 fps ∼75% +32%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (148 - 200, n=14)
176 fps ∼71% +26%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
  (140 - 210, n=4)
175 fps ∼71% +25%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
139.9 (134min - 151max) fps ∼57%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (89.7 - 126, n=19)
109 fps ∼44% -22%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
  (126 - 194, n=15)
171 fps ∼100% +92%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (116 - 161, n=17)
140 fps ∼82% +57%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
 
136 fps ∼80% +53%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (74.4 - 131, n=33)
111 fps ∼65% +25%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (93 - 120, n=17)
105 fps ∼61% +18%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
  (88.9 - 119, n=4)
104 fps ∼61% +17%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
88.9 (85min - 99max) fps ∼52%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (53.6 - 70.4, n=27)
62.5 fps ∼37% -30%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
  (82.2 - 105, n=16)
95.6 fps ∼100% +87%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (64 - 82.1, n=21)
74.3 fps ∼78% +45%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
 
72.7 fps ∼76% +42%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (50.6 - 74, n=40)
61.1 fps ∼64% +19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
  (51.2 - 62.9, n=4)
57.2 fps ∼60% +12%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (51.6 - 65.1, n=21)
56.2 fps ∼59% +10%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
51.2 (49min - 54max) fps ∼54%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (29.9 - 40.3, n=29)
35.7 fps ∼37% -30%
Dota 2 Reborn
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
144 (127.9min) fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (130 - 153, n=9)
144 fps ∼100% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
  (135 - 153, n=3)
144 fps ∼100% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
  (121 - 152, n=4)
139 fps ∼97% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (109 - 150, n=11)
136 fps ∼94% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (104 - 149, n=18)
133 fps ∼92% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (75.8 - 148, n=18)
123 fps ∼85% -15%
1920x1080 high (2/3)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
  (109 - 141, n=3)
127 fps ∼100% +7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (104 - 131, n=9)
122 fps ∼96% +3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (103 - 130, n=11)
120 fps ∼94% +1%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
119 (103.7min) fps ∼94%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
  (108 - 131, n=4)
119 fps ∼94% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (85.4 - 128, n=18)
113 fps ∼89% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (63.3 - 127, n=18)
101 fps ∼80% -15%
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
  (104 - 134, n=3)
121 fps ∼100% +4%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
116 (101.7min) fps ∼96%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (98.4 - 124, n=9)
116 fps ∼96% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (94.6 - 125, n=11)
114 fps ∼94% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
  (104 - 123, n=4)
114 fps ∼94% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (81.3 - 124, n=18)
107 fps ∼88% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (58.5 - 119, n=18)
94.7 fps ∼78% -18%
X-Plane 11.11
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (96.1 - 128, n=8)
108 fps ∼100% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
  (98.2 - 114, n=3)
105 fps ∼97% +3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
  (94.9 - 111, n=4)
103 fps ∼95% +1%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
102 fps ∼94%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (83 - 117, n=11)
99.5 fps ∼92% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (69.9 - 108, n=18)
95 fps ∼88% -7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (56.9 - 107, n=17)
84.2 fps ∼78% -17%
1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (85 - 114, n=8)
94.8 fps ∼100% +5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
  (86.2 - 102, n=3)
92.4 fps ∼97% +3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
  (81.9 - 97.8, n=4)
90.1 fps ∼95% 0%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
90 fps ∼95%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (76 - 106, n=11)
88.7 fps ∼94% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (63.5 - 95, n=18)
82.7 fps ∼87% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (50.5 - 93.6, n=17)
72.3 fps ∼76% -20%
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
  (71.9 - 92.5, n=8)
79.9 fps ∼100% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
  (73.1 - 84.7, n=3)
77.6 fps ∼97% +3%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
75.6 fps ∼95%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
  (69.7 - 79.8, n=4)
75.6 fps ∼95% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (64 - 85, n=11)
74.8 fps ∼94% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (55.6 - 79.9, n=18)
70.7 fps ∼88% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (44.5 - 77.3, n=17)
62 fps ∼78% -18%
Strange Brigade
1280x720 lowest AF:1
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
 
313 fps ∼100% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (292 - 311, n=2)
302 fps ∼96% +9%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
276 (67.5min, 216P1 - 474max) fps ∼88%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
 
276 fps ∼88% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (236 - 287, n=2)
262 fps ∼84% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (191 - 195, n=2)
193 fps ∼62% -30%
1920x1080 medium AA:medium AF:4
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
 
183 fps ∼100% +41%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (148 - 149, n=2)
149 fps ∼81% +15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (144 - 150, n=2)
147 fps ∼80% +13%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
130 (45.5min, 106P1 - 249max) fps ∼71%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
 
130 fps ∼71% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (73.8 - 78.8, n=2)
76.3 fps ∼42% -41%
1920x1080 high AA:high AF:8
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
 
149 fps ∼100% +41%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (122 - 124, n=2)
123 fps ∼83% +16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (114 - 122, n=2)
118 fps ∼79% +11%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
106 (59.6min, 80.8P1 - 194max) fps ∼71%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
 
106 fps ∼71% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (59.4 - 63.9, n=2)
61.7 fps ∼41% -42%
1920x1080 ultra AA:ultra AF:16
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
 
125 fps ∼100% +34%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (104 - 109, n=2)
107 fps ∼86% +15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (97.4 - 104, n=2)
101 fps ∼81% +8%
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
93.1 (26.4min, 73.6P1 - 189max) fps ∼74%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
 
93.1 fps ∼74% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (49.9 - 55.3, n=2)
52.6 fps ∼42% -44%

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