Moving on to gaming, we first run Rise of the Tomb Raider at 1920×1080 resolution set to Very High and in DX11 mode. Rise of the Tomb Raider is fairly old at this point, though. With the MSI GE76 Raider and its 11th-gen Core i9-11980HK and GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop at a blistering 165 watts (it’s 155 watts out of the box), we have a better view into Tiger Lake H’s gaming prowess. One important detail worth pointing out is the different Total Graphics Power (TGP) ratings for each laptop. 11th-gen Core i7, and how much of a performance boost you get from an 11th-gen Core i9 in a 6-pound-plus thick laptop, versus that same CPU’s performance in a 4.5-pound laptop. To capture the market without competitors is pretty much easy as compared to when there have already been giants, in fact, when there are existing ones in the same arena. But if you’re playing a game, the PC speakers pretty much drown out the sound of the fans, or at least they do for me. In fact, a Ryzen 9 4900HS in a thin and light 3.5-pound gaming laptop matches much larger and much heavier laptops.
If you’re leaning towards the more portable route, we have a list of some of the best gaming notebooks on the market right now. You’re basically getting the one of the fastest laptop CPUs available, with a GPU that can run with Nvidia’s best in conventional gaming, all for an affordable price. 130-watt TGP laptop vs. Looking at high-end laptops, we know of only a single Ryzen 9-based laptop with a 155-watt TGP GeForce GPU in it. It is advisable that you should always buy a high-end graphic card so that you can enjoy your favorite game without any snag. So if you’re buying a 1060, it’s more or less going to have the same performance profile whether it’s a laptop or a desktop card. Get a graphics card that has plenty of VRAM (video RAM). Moving on to graphics performance, the big question is how does AMD’s Radeon RX 6800M do against what has largely been an all-Nvidia show for years now? Data was generated with GSA Content Generator Demoversion!
We again recommend that you read our review of the Radeon RX 6800M for more in-depth testing of the ROG Strix G15’s GPU, but we can summarize it as a very worthy competitor for the vast majority of games people play. But for most gaming situations, Radeon RX 6800M stands quite well. In that price range, we could find only a single GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop-based gaming laptop-the vast majority used GeForce RTX 3060 or Nvidia’s last-generation GPUs. The vast majority of software doesn’t use all the cores of a Core i9 or Ryzen 9, so we also run Cinebench R20 using a single thread. Our first result comes from Maxon’s Cinebench R20, a popular 3D rendering benchmark that loves core and thread counts. This year’s iteration comes with the latest processors from both Intel and AMD, although you tend to be able to find last year’s components still available at many retailers for a cut-down price. The dock itself comes with about 16.8 million color combinations and signature light effects. The second is bluetooth (always a nice, though laggy fallback), and the third is via a light and braided Phantomflex USB Type-C cable. A vibrant and well-defined screen alongside with no less than 3 USB inputs are generally also advised.
Our last test looks the battery life of a laptop by measuring how long it can loop a 4K video while in airplane mode, with earbuds connected at medium volume and the screen set to a relatively bright 250 to 260 nits. Most gaming-focused laptops tend to have lackluster battery life. The best way I can describe the display is almost like a photo after it’s been enhanced and brought to life in Lightroom. However in real life they are probably really friendly people who are completely unrecognisable from their online persona. Most of those gaming laptops are also built around Intel’s older 10th-gen or even 9th-gen CPUs, which are massively outclassed by the Ryzen 9 5900HX inside of the ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition. Here, we see the MSI GE76 Raider and its Core i9-11980HK lead the Ryzen 9 5900HX by about 9 percent. AMD’s Ryzen 9 5000 has long been the monster of multi-core performance, and the Ryzen 9 5900HX doesn’t disappoint.