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XMG Focus 17 (Clevo NP70HK) laptop review: Mid-range gaming laptop equipped with the RTX 3050 Ti

The ampere chip approaches its limits. Because the VRAM requirements of modern games are constantly going up, especially entry-level and mid-range GPUs have to face increasing struggles. Read on to find out how the XMG Focus 17 performs against the competition in our gaming tests.
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The XMG Focus 17 can be customized on the manufacturer's website bestware.com. In contrast to many other laptops from Schenker Technologies, the configuration options are quite limited. For example, there's currently only one option for the display (Full HD IPS with 144 Hz), the graphics card (GeForce RTX 3050 Ti), and the processor (Core i7-11800H). More options are available when it comes to RAM and storage. While the former ranges from 8 to a maximum of 64 GB, the latter consists of an M.2 SSD and/or a 2.5-inch drive. Mainly due to the 2.5-inch slot, the battery capacity is only 49 Wh. We would've preferred two M.2 slots here for the sake of battery life. Customers also have a choice when it comes to the wireless module, the keyboard language, and the operating system.

In terms of price, the XMG Focus 17 starts at 1,239 Euros (~$1,439). However, our test configuration with 32 GB of dual-channel RAM and a 1 TB SSD comes in at over 1,500 Euros (~$1,743), which is quite a lot for a device with an RTX 3050 Ti.

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Schenker XMG Focus 17
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H 8 x 2.3 - 4.6 GHz, 95 W PL2 / Short Burst, 55 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU - 4096 MB, Core: 1485 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 75 W TDP, GDDR6, ForceWare 471.96, Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, 2x 16 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200, dual channel, two slots (both in use)
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, LG Philips LP173WFG-SPB3, IPS, Full HD, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM570
Storage
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB, 1024 GB 
, NVMe, one M.2 slot (in use), one 2.5-inch slot (empty)
Soundcard
Realtek ALC256 @ Intel Tiger Point-LP PCH - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1 headset, 1 mic, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.5 x 397 x 262 ( = 0.93 x 15.63 x 10.31 in)
Battery
49 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 150-watt power adapter, Control Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.458 kg ( = 86.7 oz / 5.42 pounds), Power Supply: 440 g ( = 15.52 oz / 0.97 pounds)
Price
1,552 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Competitors include other 17-inchers with an upper mid-range or lower high-end graphics card, such as the Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE, the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53, the MSI Katana GF76 11UE, and the Asus TUF F17 FX706HM. All of these laptops appear in the tables as comparison devices.

Note: Since the case and connectivity are mostly identical to the 15-inch version, some text passages have been adapted from the review of the XMG Focus 15 and only modified slightly.

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81.3 %
10/2021
Schenker XMG Focus 17
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
2.5 kg23.5 mm17.30"1920x1080
83.4 %
08/2021
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
2.5 kg24.6 mm17.30"1920x1080
81.1 %
08/2021
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
i5-11300H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
2.6 kg25 mm17.30"1920x1080
80.4 %
06/2021
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.7 kg25.2 mm17.30"1920x1080
82.8 %
06/2021
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
i9-11900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.7 kg26 mm17.30"1920x1080

Case

The chassis, which is based on a barebone from Clevo (NP70HK), looks very discreet in almost every respect. Besides the subtle design, the rest of the aspects are also rather unspectacular. The 17-incher has a clean finish and good stability for the most part, but the plastic surfaces flex a bit here and there when stronger pressure is applied, without this becoming bothersome in practice. The hinges also make a solid impression. Although the base unit wobbles a bit when the device is opened, the display can still be opened with one hand.

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The weight of around 2.5 kg is average. The competition weighs between 2.5 and 2.7 kg. The Focus 17 has the lowest build height with 23.5 mm.

Size comparison

404 mm / 15.9 inch 280 mm / 11 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.6 kg5.66 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 269 mm / 10.6 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2.7 kg5.84 lbs398 mm / 15.7 inch 273 mm / 10.7 inch 25.2 mm / 0.992 inch 2.7 kg5.99 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 23.5 mm / 0.925 inch 2.5 kg5.42 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 282 mm / 11.1 inch 24.6 mm / 0.969 inch 2.5 kg5.46 lbs

Connectivity

Ports

Users who can do without Thunderbolt should be satisfied with the Focus 17's connectivity. While a Kensington lock, two USB-A ports (1x 2.0, 1x 3.0), and two audio jacks for microphones and headsets are found on the left side, a full-fledged card reader, a USB-C port (3.2 Gen 2), another USB-A port (3.0), and an RJ45 port with a retractable mechanism are found on the right side. Finally, the power supply and image outputs (HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort 1.4) are located on the back.

Since some interfaces are placed towards the rear, and the USB ports are nicely distributed, there should be enough elbowroom to use an external mouse.

Left side: Kensington Lock, USB-A 3.0, USB-A 2.0, microphone, headset
Left side: Kensington Lock, USB-A 3.0, USB-A 2.0, microphone, headset
Right side: Card reader, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, USB-A 3.0, RJ45 LAN
Right side: Card reader, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, USB-A 3.0, RJ45 LAN
Back: Mini DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, power supply
Back: Mini DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, power supply

SD card reader

The built-in card reader, which supports the SD, SDHC, and SDXC formats, provides a moderate performance. You can expect around 80 to 90 MB/s for sequential reading and photo transfers. Theoretically, our 128 GB AV Pro V60 reference card can reach over 200 MB/s. All other competitors have to make do without a card reader.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Gaming
  (18 - 222, n=93, last 2 years)
117 MB/s ∼100% +43%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
82 MB/s ∼70%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Gaming
  (20.5 - 257, n=93, last 2 years)
131 MB/s ∼100% +44%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
91 MB/s ∼69%

Communication

Our test device had an Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 on board as wireless module, which supports Bluetooth 5.1 in addition to the WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax standard. When tested at a distance of 1 m from the Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, the Focus 17 only performed moderately with just under 900 Mb/s when sending data. On the other hand, around 1,300 Mb/s is a good rate for receiving data.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1422 (1363min - 1490max) MBit/s ∼100% +53%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1394 (758min - 1577max) MBit/s ∼98% +50%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=270)
1157 MBit/s ∼81% +25%
Average of class Gaming
  (496 - 1645, n=160, last 2 years)
1154 MBit/s ∼81% +24%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
927 (736min - 1013max) MBit/s ∼65%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
MediaTek MT7921
678 (519min - 770max) MBit/s ∼48% -27%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
 
582 (312min - 680max) MBit/s ∼41% -37%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1375 (1253min - 1402max) MBit/s ∼100% +4%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1326 (1269min - 1361max) MBit/s ∼96%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1302 (718min - 1672max) MBit/s ∼95% -2%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=270)
1247 MBit/s ∼91% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (90 - 1743, n=160, last 2 years)
1217 MBit/s ∼89% -8%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
MediaTek MT7921
788 (684min - 866max) MBit/s ∼57% -41%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
 
569 (350min - 709max) MBit/s ∼41% -57%
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; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø927 (736-1013)

Webcam

As usual, you shouldn't expect too much from the webcam. The image sharpness and color reproduction are rather modest.

ColorChecker
18.9 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
21 ∆E
19 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
25.7 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
15 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
21 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Schenker XMG Focus 17: 17.19 ∆E min: 1.76 - max: 25.72 ∆E

Accessories

The contents included in the box are a quick-start guide, a DVD with drivers, a USB stick with software, and screws for the 2.5-inch slot. A pleasingly light and compact 150-watt model serves as the Focus 17's power adapter.

Maintenance

To access the interior, you have to remove a total of 15 screws from the bottom of the base unit. The bottom cover can then be taken off with very little effort. As is typical for Clevo, the maintenance options are impressive. Besides the battery, the WLAN module, and the RAM, the M.2 slot and the 2.5-inch slot can also be accessed. The cooling system consists of two fans, with several heat pipes running towards the CPU and GPU (both soldered and therefore not replaceable). 

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XMG Focus 17
XMG Focus 17

Warranty

The base warranty covers a two-year period (six months of quick repair). Up to three years with quick repair included over the entire period is available for an additional charge.

Input devices

Keyboard

We're already familiar with this keyboard from other Clevo barebones. The chiclet model, which can be illuminated in several colors and levels, provides a dedicated number pad as well as a quite good typing experience. Customers will also be pleased with the comfortable key size. In addition to the WASD keys, the direction arrows are also decently sized. The typing noise is average, so it's neither quiet nor particularly loud. A nice feature: The palm rest is very ample thanks to the keyboard's high position.

Touchpad

The touchpad is also impressive. 15 x 9 cm is a huge surface for a 17-inch laptop. Following the latest trend, this is a ClickPad without dedicated buttons. The sleek surface and good precision provide for a very smooth experience with the mouse. On the other hand, the manufacturer needs to improve in terms of stability. The mouse replacement can be pressed in excessively at the left and right edges in particular. The same problem affects the 15-inch counterpart too.

Display

A traditional IPS panel with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a frequency of 144 Hz takes care of image reproduction.

320
cd/m²
311
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
309
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
291
cd/m²
297
cd/m²
285
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LG Philips LP173WFG-SPB3
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 320 cd/m² Average: 300.6 cd/m² Minimum: 18 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 309 cd/m²
Contrast: 1545:1 (Black: 0.2 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.04 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 0.94
ΔE Greyscale 4.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
66.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
96.4% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
64.9% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.159
Schenker XMG Focus 17
LG Philips LP173WFG-SPB3, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AU Optronics B173HAN04.9, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
BOE NV173FHM-NX4 (BOE09B4), IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
AU Optronics B173HAN04.9, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
AU Optronics AUI8294 (B173HAN04.9), IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Display
-37%
-43%
-38%
-38%
Display P3 Coverage
64.9
40.2
-38%
36.7
-43%
39.8
-39%
40.1
-38%
sRGB Coverage
96.4
60.3
-37%
55
-43%
59.51
-38%
60
-38%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
66.1
41.6
-37%
37.9
-43%
41.12
-38%
41.4
-37%
Response Times
-74%
-66%
-137%
-107%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
15.2 ?(7.6, 7.6)
26.8 ?(14, 12.8)
-76%
24.8 ?(12.4, 12.4)
-63%
36.8 ?(17.2, 19.6)
-142%
32.4
-113%
Response Time Black / White *
11.2 ?(6, 5.2)
19.2 ?(10.8, 8.4)
-71%
18.8 ?(10.8, 8)
-68%
26 ?(13.6, 12.4)
-132%
22.4
-100%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-26%
-65%
-54%
-43%
Brightness middle
309
270.5
-12%
286
-7%
260
-16%
266
-14%
Brightness
301
269
-11%
261
-13%
251
-17%
264
-12%
Brightness Distribution
89
92
3%
83
-7%
85
-4%
79
-11%
Black Level *
0.2
0.19
5%
0.23
-15%
0.26
-30%
0.32
-60%
Contrast
1545
1424
-8%
1243
-20%
1000
-35%
831
-46%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.04
4.39
-44%
4.92
-62%
3.9
-28%
3.97
-31%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.05
20.8
-130%
19.29
-113%
20.64
-128%
8.93
1%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.94
1.56
-66%
4.73
-403%
3.71
-295%
3.5
-272%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.5
3.1
31%
1.9
58%
1.6
64%
1.8
60%
Gamma
2.159 102%
2.14 103%
2.175 101%
2.068 106%
2.31 95%
CCT
7786 83%
6927 94%
6782 96%
6511 100%
6754 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
41.4
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
60
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-46% / -35%
-58% / -60%
-76% / -63%
-63% / -51%

* ... smaller is better

Looking at the positive aspects, we have to mention the good contrast ratio. 1,545:1 is the best rate in the test field, closely followed by the Asus Strix G17 with 1,424:1. The black level of 0.2 cd/m² doesn't need to shy away from the competition, either.

CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)

The panel doesn't do as well in terms of brightness. An average of 301 cd/m² is enough for the first place, but you'll find yourself quickly wishing for a higher display brightness in sunnier environments (keywords: "outdoor use"). The color accuracy is also worse than that of the Focus 15. The panel has a blue tint before being calibrated.

XMG Focus 17 vs. sRGB
XMG Focus 17 vs. sRGB
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
XMG Focus 17 vs. AdobeRGB
XMG Focus 17 vs. AdobeRGB

We were able to measure a color-space coverage of 96% (sRGB) and 66% (AdobeRGB), respectively - relatively good values for a gaming laptop. The response times of 11.2 ms for black-to-white and 15.2 ms for gray-to-gray are better than those of the competition.

Glare
Glare
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

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
11.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 5.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 17 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
15.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.6 ms rise
↘ 7.6 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 (37.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17043 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Test conditions

Several system settings can be adjusted using the preinstalled Control Center software. Our tests were carried out in "Performance Mode", using the automatic fan speed.

Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center

Performance

Despite the octa-core CPU, 32 GB of RAM, and 1 TB SSD that our review sample comes with, the XMG Focus 17 "only" falls into the mid-range. The GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is rather intended for casual gamers who don't need to play every new title at maximum details, and who don't expect the system to be particularly future-proof.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
 

Processor

The Intel Core i7-11800H is currently one of the most competitive processors in the mobile gaming sector. The 10 nm model has 24 MB of L3 cache and can process up to 16 threads in parallel using Hyper-Threading. The clock rates under load range from 2.3 GHz to a maximum of 4.6 GHz.

The Focus 17 positioned itself comfortably between the MSI Katana GF76 (11800H as well) and the Asus TUF F17 (11900H) in our Cinebench loop. Here, the CPU performance remained quite stable over a prolonged period of time. Nevertheless, the Focus 17 has a hard time against laptops based on the Ryzen 7 5800H. Since most 3D applications depend on the GPU, users don't need to worry about any problems when gaming.

Cinebench R15 Multi endurance test

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Schenker XMG Focus 17 Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1797 (1762.74-1922.15)
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø2052 (2019.39-2059.31)
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ Intel Core i5-11300H: Ø980 (953.06-988.73)
MSI Katana GF76 11UE Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1681 (1645.14-1822.57)
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM Intel Core i9-11900H: Ø1874 (1698.44-2029.22)
Cinebench R23
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
13002 (12859.5min - 13002.3max) Points ∼100% +20%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (8447 - 14088, n=26)
11885 Points ∼91% +9%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H
11567 Points ∼89% +6%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Core i7-11800H
11080 Points ∼85% +2%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Core i7-11800H
10879 Points ∼84%
Average of class Gaming
  (4621 - 14363, n=87, last 2 years)
10876 Points ∼84% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
6581 Points ∼51% -40%
CPU (Single Core)
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H
1574 Points ∼100% +14%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Core i7-11800H
1497 Points ∼95% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1386 - 1520, n=24)
1490 Points ∼95% +8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
1426 Points ∼91% +3%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1423 Points ∼90% +3%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Core i7-11800H
1386 Points ∼88%
Average of class Gaming
  (1095 - 1619, n=86, last 2 years)
1367 Points ∼87% -1%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4990 Points ∼100% +25%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (3306 - 5408, n=28)
4597 Points ∼92% +15%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H
4403 Points ∼88% +11%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Core i7-11800H
4214 Points ∼84% +6%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Core i7-11800H
3983 Points ∼80%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=190, last 2 years)
3756 Points ∼75% -6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
2533 Points ∼51% -36%
CPU (Single Core)
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H
600 Points ∼100% +13%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Core i7-11800H
579 Points ∼97% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (520 - 586, n=25)
573 Points ∼96% +8%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
554 Points ∼92% +4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
546 Points ∼91% +2%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Core i7-11800H
533 Points ∼89%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 634, n=189, last 2 years)
499 Points ∼83% -6%
Cinebench R15
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2059 (2019.39min - 2059.31max) Points ∼100% +7%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H
2029 Points ∼99% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1342 - 2173, n=27)
1934 Points ∼94% +1%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Core i7-11800H
1922 (1762.74min - 1922.15max) Points ∼93%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Core i7-11800H
1823 (1645.14min - 1822.57max) Points ∼89% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (536 - 2804, n=207, last 2 years)
1599 Points ∼78% -17%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
989 (953.06min - 988.73max) Points ∼48% -49%
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H
241 Points ∼100% +15%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
229 Points ∼95% +9%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Core i7-11800H
226 Points ∼94% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (204 - 231, n=24)
225 Points ∼93% +7%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
211 Points ∼88% 0%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Core i7-11800H
210 Points ∼87%
Average of class Gaming
  (108 - 254, n=196, last 2 years)
203 Points ∼84% -3%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
466 Seconds * ∼100% -74%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 555, n=172, last 2 years)
314 Seconds * ∼67% -17%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Core i7-11800H
284 Seconds * ∼61% -6%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Core i7-11800H
268 Seconds * ∼58%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (217 - 342, n=24)
267 Seconds * ∼57% -0%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H
242 Seconds * ∼52% +10%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
237 Seconds * ∼51% +12%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
54172 MIPS ∼100% +5%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Core i7-11800H
51756 MIPS ∼96%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H
50441 MIPS ∼93% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (37641 - 56758, n=24)
49205 MIPS ∼91% -5%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Core i7-11800H
45311 MIPS ∼84% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (15146 - 75612, n=173, last 2 years)
44903 MIPS ∼83% -13%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
25564 MIPS ∼47% -51%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H
5870 MIPS ∼100% +14%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5520 MIPS ∼94% +7%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Core i7-11800H
5511 MIPS ∼94% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (5138 - 5716, n=24)
5479 MIPS ∼93% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (2945 - 6174, n=173, last 2 years)
5242 MIPS ∼89% +2%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Core i7-11800H
5138 MIPS ∼88%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
4969 MIPS ∼85% -3%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Core i7-11800H
9580 Points ∼100%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Core i7-11800H
8470 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H
7725 Points ∼81% -19%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (3323 - 9851, n=20)
7360 Points ∼77% -23%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=171, last 2 years)
7176 Points ∼75% -25%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
4593 Points ∼48% -52%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H
1576 Points ∼100% +7%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Core i7-11800H
1568 Points ∼99% +7%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Core i7-11800H
1469 Points ∼93%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
1400 Points ∼89% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (882 - 1625, n=20)
1390 Points ∼88% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1777, n=171, last 2 years)
1308 Points ∼83% -11%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H
14.9 fps ∼100% +7%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
14.8 fps ∼99% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (10.5 - 17.4, n=24)
14.2 fps ∼95% +2%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Core i7-11800H
13.9 fps ∼93%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Core i7-11800H
13.3 fps ∼89% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (6.13 - 19.8, n=172, last 2 years)
12.4 fps ∼83% -11%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
8.3 fps ∼56% -40%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 113, n=165, last 2 years)
54.6 s * ∼100% -14%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53.5 s * ∼98% -12%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
50.2 s * ∼92% -5%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Core i7-11800H
49.2 s * ∼90% -3%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Core i7-11800H
47.8 s * ∼88%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (38.6 - 50.7, n=24)
46 s * ∼84% +4%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H
45.8 s * ∼84% +4%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
0.609 sec * ∼100% -1%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.605 sec * ∼99%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.4907 - 1.088, n=167, last 2 years)
0.581 sec * ∼95% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (0.548 - 0.605, n=24)
0.567 sec * ∼93% +6%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.559 sec * ∼92% +8%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H
0.529 sec * ∼87% +13%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.518 sec * ∼85% +14%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1922 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
193 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
210 Points
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System performance

Thanks in no small part to the fast SSD, the 17-incher comes out on top in the system tests. 6,556 points in PCMark 10 put it in second place, just behind the Asus TUF F17.

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6901 Points ∼100% +5%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
6556 Points ∼95%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
6505 Points ∼94% -1%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
6493 Points ∼94% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (6019 - 6556, n=3)
6351 Points ∼92% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (3952 - 7884, n=175, last 2 years)
6131 Points ∼89% -6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11300H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
5705 Points ∼83% -13%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
10602 Points ∼100% +4%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
10221 Points ∼96%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
10213 Points ∼96% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9490 - 10221, n=3)
9961 Points ∼94% -3%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
9695 Points ∼91% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11266, n=174, last 2 years)
9656 Points ∼91% -6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11300H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
9156 Points ∼86% -10%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
9199 Points ∼100% +5%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9071 Points ∼99% +4%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
8874 Points ∼96% +2%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
8723 Points ∼95%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11300H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
8721 Points ∼95% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (8344 - 8723, n=3)
8569 Points ∼93% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (5813 - 10066, n=174, last 2 years)
8286 Points ∼90% -5%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9274 Points ∼100% +8%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
8684 Points ∼94% +1%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
8577 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (7475 - 8577, n=3)
8150 Points ∼88% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 12250, n=174, last 2 years)
7939 Points ∼86% -7%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
7907 Points ∼85% -8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11300H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
6311 Points ∼68% -26%
PCMark 10 Score
6556 points
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DPC latencies

Bonus points are also awarded for the low latencies. According to the LatencyMon tool, the Focus 17 is suitable for real-time audio and video editing.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
LatencyMon
LatencyMon
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
4527 μs * ∼100% -1084%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1398.7 μs * ∼31% -266%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11300H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
1369.2 μs * ∼30% -258%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
1048.3 μs * ∼23% -174%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
382.2 μs * ∼8%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

Our test device was powered by a high-performance Samsung SSD. The 1 TB version of the 970 Evo Plus overtakes most competing SSDs. The M.2 drive provides a first-class performance for both reading and writing.

Schenker XMG Focus 17
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-35%
-0%
-46%
-10%
Write 4K
237.6
120.8
-49%
206.1
-13%
107.3
-55%
168.79
-29%
Read 4K
55.94
44.19
-21%
77.76
39%
45.46
-19%
72.04
29%
Write Seq
3012
1518
-50%
2842
-6%
978.3
-68%
Read Seq
2830
1828
-35%
2552
-10%
1255
-56%
Write 4K Q32T1
565.9
492.5
-13%
583.3
3%
578.8
2%
459.47
-19%
Read 4K Q32T1
712.1
390.7
-45%
663.1
-7%
299.6
-58%
473.07
-34%
Write Seq Q32T1
3287
1602
-51%
3014
-8%
977.7
-70%
3129.1
-5%
Read Seq Q32T1
3566
3086
-13%
3556
0%
1977
-45%
3528.8
-1%
AS SSD
-42%
10%
-68%
-0%
Seq Read
2994.79
2601.55
-13%
2858.63
-5%
1703.52
-43%
2837
-5%
Seq Write
2497.93
1217.67
-51%
2693.4
8%
715.57
-71%
1565
-37%
4K Read
48.67
42.31
-13%
68.81
41%
37.77
-22%
55.37
14%
4K Write
86.34
121.98
41%
154.53
79%
65.99
-24%
152.86
77%
4K-64 Read
2043.38
1181.76
-42%
1859.62
-9%
441.17
-78%
1326.97
-35%
4K-64 Write
2421.82
972.08
-60%
1679.81
-31%
734.85
-70%
1922.42
-21%
Access Time Read *
0.063
0.101
-60%
0.043
32%
0.191
-203%
0.035
44%
Access Time Write *
0.043
0.096
-123%
0.028
35%
0.053
-23%
0.028
35%
Score Read
2392
1484
-38%
2214
-7%
649
-73%
1666
-30%
Score Write
2758
1216
-56%
2104
-24%
872
-68%
2232
-19%
Score Total
6345
3394
-47%
5451
-14%
1816
-71%
4695
-26%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-39% / -39%
5% / 5%
-57% / -59%
-5% / -4%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3566 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3287 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 712.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 565.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2830 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 3012 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 55.94 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 237.6 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

To get as much graphics performance out of the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti as possible, the manufacturer provides the Focus 17 with a TGP of 75 watts (incl. Dynamic Boost).

However, the poor amount of video memory proves to be problematic. 4 GB is no longer up to date for a mid-range GPU. In 2021, at least 6 GB of VRAM should be included. New games, such as Deathloop, already require more than 4 GB when running in Full HD - even at minimum settings. Nvidia is being too frugal here, unnecessarily limiting the GPU's future-proofing. You shouldn't expect a high ray-tracing performance from the RTX 3050 Ti, either. The result in 3DMark's Port Royal test, for example, is terrible compared to the RTX 3060, which is often found in similarly priced laptops. 

3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (1360 - 34993, n=194, last 2 years)
20253 Points ∼100% +39%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
19737 Points ∼97% +35%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
18851 Points ∼93% +29%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
14815 Points ∼73% +1%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
14599 Points ∼72%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (12119 - 14815, n=7)
14241 Points ∼70% -2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
12736 Points ∼63% -13%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (429 - 13210, n=198, last 2 years)
7732 Points ∼100% +38%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
7582 Points ∼98% +36%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
7175 Points ∼93% +28%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
6122 Points ∼79% +9%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
5591 Points ∼72%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (4591 - 6122, n=8)
5565 Points ∼72% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
4888 Points ∼63% -13%
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (425 - 8032, n=116, last 2 years)
4866 Points ∼100% +755%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
4208 Points ∼86% +640%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
588 Points ∼12% +3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (569 - 588, n=5)
578 Points ∼12% +2%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
569 Points ∼12%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
425 Points ∼9% -25%
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
43575 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
13247 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
5991 points
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Gaming performance

Despite the limited memory, the RTX 3050 Ti is fast enough to run most games smoothly in the native Full HD resolution with high to maximum details. Only poorly optimized and/or extremely demanding games, such as Crysis Remastered, make the DirectX 12 chip struggle. The Focus 17 is clearly behind laptops with the RTX 3060 here as well. The latter performs about 30% to 40% faster.

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
140.7 fps ∼100% +41%
Average of class Gaming
  (42.1 - 242, n=153, last 2 years)
139 fps ∼99% +39%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
134.4 fps ∼96% +34%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R7 5800H
104.2 (99min - 110max) fps ∼74% +4%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
100 (85min) fps ∼71%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (91 - 104, n=7)
100 fps ∼71% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11300H
84.5 (72min) fps ∼60% -15%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average of class Gaming
  (24.3 - 123, n=196, last 2 years)
77.8 fps ∼100% +38%
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-11900H
74 fps ∼95% +31%
MSI Katana GF76 11UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
72.6 (61min) fps ∼93% +29%
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R7 5800H
58.4 (56min - 60max) fps ∼75% +4%
Schenker XMG Focus 17
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
56.3 (47min) fps ∼72%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (34.3 - 58.4, n=10)
48.8 fps ∼63% -13%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11300H
48.7 fps ∼63% -13%

We examined how the graphics card behaves under prolonged 3D load for a good 60 minutes with the role-playing game The Witcher 3 (Full HD/Ultra). Result: Similar to the CPU performance, the GPU performance also remained quite constant.

The Witcher 3 FPS diagram

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