Two words: God damn!
CES 2023 was dominated by gaming laptops with RTX 40 Series graphics and 13th Gen Intel processors, but nobody has seen benchmarks outside of unreliable leaks. That is until the present day.
A source of anonymity has provided us with early Geekbench, Cinebench, and 3DMark Time Spy benchmarks for a gaming laptop that features an RTX 4090 laptop GPU, an Intel Core i9-13900HX CPU, and DDR4 RAM.
What were the outcomes?
When benchmarked in Overdrive mode, the outcomes are quite astounding. Let’s begin with the Geekbench 5 scores, which is a combined CPU and GPU benchmark. We’ve blacked out a significant portion of this image to protect the anonymity of our source, as Nvidia is currently extremely strict about keeping results under wraps.
Then followed Cinebench and 3DMark Time Spy.
What can be said about these numbers other than “holy crap!” Let’s analyze the real-world benefits you’ll find here. The MSI Titan GT77, which was reviewed by our sister site Tom’s Hardware, has a 9% increase in single-core performance and a 31% increase in multi-core performance when compared to a gaming laptop of the previous generation with equivalent specifications.
And the disparities are much more pronounced in other tests. Compared to the 12900HX, Cinebench reveals a 7.5% increase in single-core performance and a 30% increase in multi-core performance.
In the meantime, the Time Spy stress test reveals a sustained TGP of 174 watts with efficient thermal management based on the indicators of this temperature.
Remember that this is not an exact scientific comparison. This anonymous brand did configure their laptop with a turbo boost-like mode to produce the best possible results. Nevertheless, based on these preliminary numbers, it is safe to say that there are many reasons to be optimistic about these newest systems.
While we have not been able to replicate Nvidia and Intel’s lofty claims, the performance gains and optimal thermal management for sustained power are significant improvements over last year’s models.
But do these numbers inspire you to purchase a new, ultra-powerful gaming laptop? Tweet us and tell us what you think!