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MSI Creator 17 A10SGS Dizüstü Bilgisayar İncelemesi: Mini LED ile Kazanma

A rising light. Benzer şekilde donatılmış GS75'in aksine, İçerik Oluşturucu 17, adın bize söylediği gibi yaratıcı profesyonelleri hedefliyor. Bununla birlikte, en eşsiz özelliği hedef grup değil, HDR destekli yepyeni Mini LED ekran. Yüksek fiyata değer mi yoksa teknoloji sadece yansımalardan mı ibaret?
Florian Glaser, 👁 Florian Glaser, Andrea Grüblinger,
MSI Creator 17

MSI web sitesi şu anda Yaratıcı 17 için dört temel yapılandırma listelemektedir. A10SE modeli bir GeForce RTX 2060 kullanırken, A10SF bir RTX 2070 Max-Q ve RTX 2070 Super Max-Q ile A10SFS ile donatılmıştır. RTX 2080 Super Max-Q kullanan A10SGS modeli test birimimiz özellikle pahalıdır. Ekran açısından, 144 Hz Full HD panel veya 60 Hz UHD panel seçebilirsiniz (Mini LED teknolojisi dahil veya değil). Bununla MSI, Mini LED dizüstü bilgisayarı piyasaya süren ilk üreticidir.

MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
İşlemci
Intel Core i7-10875H 8 x 2.3 - 5.1 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Grafik kartı
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q - 8192 MB, Çekirdek: 735 MHz, Bellek: 1375 MHz, GDDR6, ForceWare 446.14, Optimus
Bellek
32768 MB 
, 2x 16 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2666, dual channel, all slots occupied, max. 64 GB
Görüntü
17.3 inç 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 255 PPI, B173ZAN05.0 (AUO278E), Mini LED IPS level, 4K/UHD, parlak: hayır, HDR, 60 Hz
Anakart
Intel HM470
Harddisk
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB, 2048 GB 
, NVMe, slots: 2x M.2 Type 2280 (1 slot empty)
Ses kartı
Realtek ALC298 @ Intel Comet Point PCH - cAVS
Bağlantılar
3 USB 3.0, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Ses çıkışları: 1x headphones, 1x microphone, Kart okuyucular: microSD, 1 Parmak izi okuyucu
Network
Intel Ethernet Controller I225-V (10MBit/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
Boyut
yükseklik x genişlik x derinlik (mm): 20 x 396 x 259
Batarya
82 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4 cells
İşletim sistemi
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD (720p)
Ek özellikler
Hoparlörler: 2.0, Klavye: chiclet, Klavye ışığı: evet, 230-watt power supply, Creator Center, 24 Ay Garanti
Ağırlık
2.39 kg, Güç kaynağı: 725 g
Fiyat
4200 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Creator 17'nin rakipleri arasında Razer Blade Pro 17, Asus Zephyrus S GX701GXR, Alienware m17 R2 ve yukarıda bahsettiğimiz MSI GS75 9SG kardeş gibi ince bir yapıya sahip 17 inç yüksek kaliteli diğer dizüstü bilgisayarlar bulunuyor.

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
83 %
07/2020
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
2.4 kg20 mm17.3"3840x2160
83 %
07/2019
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
2.3 kg18.9 mm17.3"1920x1080
88 %
06/2019
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
2.8 kg19.9 mm17.3"1920x1080
81 %
12/2019
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
2.7 kg18.7 mm17.3"1920x1080
84 %
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
i9-9980HK, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
2.6 kg20.5 mm17.3"1920x1080

Durum

Ne yazık ki, dava prim fiyatına adalet vermiyor. Çoğunlukla alüminyumdan yapılmış olsa da, malzeme kasayı çözmeye çalışırken ucuz bir dizüstü bilgisayara benzeyen ve aksi takdirde yüksek kaliteli izlenimi azaltan malzemeler çok fazla gıcırdıyor. GS75'e benzer şekilde MSI, kararlılık açısından arzulanan çok şey bırakıyor. Metal kullanımına rağmen, kapak ve taban ünitesi belirgin bir şekilde bastırılabilir. Diğer MSI modelleri burada belirgin şekilde daha iyi. Ancak en azından işçilik beklenen düzeyde.

MSI Creator 17
MSI Creator 17
MSI Creator 17
MSI Creator 17
MSI Creator 17
MSI Creator 17
MSI Creator 17
MSI Creator 17
MSI Creator 17
MSI Creator 17
MSI Creator 17

Saf görseller açısından, Yaratan 17 çok iyi bir figür sergiler. Gümüş-gri renk, ince çerçeve tasarımı ve düşük yükseklik (2.0 cm, ~ 0.8 inç) kombinasyonu, ne çok sıkıcı ne de çok eğlenceli olan ve her duruma uyan çok şık ve modern bir görünümü garanti eder. Yaklaşık 2,4 kg (~ 5,3 lb) ağırlık, 17 inçlik dizüstü bilgisayarların ve rakiplerin ölçeğinin alt ucundadır. Buna ek olarak, kullanıcılar 150 ° 'lik nispeten geniş açılma açısından da memnun olacaklardır.

Boyut Karşılaştırma

399.8 mm 295.5 mm 20.5 mm 2.6 kg399 mm 272 mm 18.7 mm 2.7 kg396 mm 259 mm 20 mm 2.4 kg396 mm 259 mm 18.9 mm 2.3 kg395 mm 260 mm 19.9 mm 2.8 kg

ekipman

Bağlantılar açısından, MSI neredeyse hiç ödün vermez. MicroSD kart okuyucuyu dikkate almazsanız (burada standart bir modeli tercih ederdik), Creator 17, RJ45 bağlantı noktası, iki ses bağlantı noktası, HDMI-2.0 bağlantı noktası veya Kensington kilit açıklığı gibi geniş bir bağlantı seçeneği sunar . Bunlara bir Thunderbolt-3 bağlantı noktası, bir USB-C 3.1 Gen2 bağlantı noktası ve MSI ana sayfasına göre üç USB-A 3.0 bağlantı noktası eşlik eder (kasadaki etiketler 3.1 Gen2 = SS10 gösterir). Tüm bağlantılar her iki tarafın orta bölgesinde bulunduğundan, bir fare kullanıyorsanız, birçok bağlı kabloyla hareket açısından bazı sınırlamalar olabilir.

Left side: power, RJ45 LAN, USB-A 3.0, microSD, microphone, headphones
Left side: power, RJ45 LAN, USB-A 3.0, microSD, microphone, headphones
Right side: USB-C 3.1 Gen2, 2x USB-A 3.0, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, Kensington lock
Right side: USB-C 3.1 Gen2, 2x USB-A 3.0, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, Kensington lock

İletişim

AC yönlendirici yerine balta yönlendirici kullanan son zamanlarda yapılan test kurulumumuz nedeniyle, test sonuçları yalnızca Asus ROG Zephyrus S ile karşılaştırılabilir. Gönderirken 1270 Mb / s ve elde edilen verileri alırken 1340 Mb / s bir metre mesafedeki İçerik Oluşturucu 17, çok modern bir Wi-Fi yongasının avantajlarını gösterir. Eskiden çok popüler olan Kablosuz AC 9560 yerine, Wi-Fi 6 AX201 burada kablosuz bağlantıları yönetir.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1340 MBit/s ∼100%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
924 MBit/s ∼69% -31%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
686 MBit/s ∼51% -49%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW)
682 MBit/s ∼51% -49%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
638 (min: 625, max: 645) MBit/s ∼48% -52%
Average of class Multimedia
  (44 - 1446, n=172)
573 MBit/s ∼43% -57%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1270 MBit/s ∼100%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1110 MBit/s ∼87% -13%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
697 MBit/s ∼55% -45%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW)
668 MBit/s ∼53% -47%
Average of class Multimedia
  (46.1 - 1563, n=171)
542 MBit/s ∼43% -57%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
496 (min: 459, max: 531) MBit/s ∼39% -61%

Web kamerası

Çoğu üretici gibi, MSI en azından söylemek gerekirse sadece vasat bir web kamerası kullanır. Görüntü netliği ve renk hassasiyeti istenen bir şey bırakıyor.

ColorChecker
7.5 ∆E
10 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
9 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Creator 17 A10SGS: 10.44 ∆E min: 1.76 - max: 20.34 ∆E

Güvenlik

Renk seçiminin yanı sıra, dokunmatik yüzeye entegre parmak izi sensörü GS75'in en önemli farklılıklarından birini temsil ediyor.

Aksesuarlar

Yaklaşık 0,7 kg (~ 1,5 lb) ağırlığında ve 15 x 7 x 3 cm (~ 5,9 x 2,8 x 1,2 inç) ölçülerinde 230 watt'lık bir güç kaynağı dahildir.

Bakım

İç kısımlara ulaşmak için, önce kasa tabanından toplam 15 vidayı çıkarmanız ve ardından demirlemelerinden kaldırmanız gerekir. Fotoğraflarda da görebileceğiniz gibi, bileşenlerin bazı kısımları sadece fanlar, pil ve iki M.2 yuvasına doğrudan erişilebilecek şekilde siyah bir folyo ile kaplıdır.

MSI Creator 17
MSI Creator 17
MSI Creator 17
MSI Creator 17
MSI Creator 17

Giriş cihazları

Keyboard

The keyboard reminds us very much of the MSI gaming models. German buyers have to live with a unique layout in the Creator 17 keyboard that requires some getting used to. Among other things, this also concerns the position of the <>| key and the #‘ key. The latter leads to an Enter key of only a single line, which should deter some of those who type frequently. The presence of a dedicated number block is a matter of taste, as usual. We would call the typing experience good. In order to be able to use the 17-incher optimally also at night and in dark surroundings, the keyboard offers a white illumination that can be adjusted in several steps.

Chiclet keyboard...
Chiclet keyboard...
...with white illumination
...with white illumination

Dokunmatik

Dokunmatik yüzey esas olarak genişliği ile dikkat çekiyor. 14 cm (~ 5,5 inç) yatay fare hareketleri için çok fazla alan sunar. Öte yandan, dikey boşluk sadece 6,5 cm'dir (~ 2,6 inç). Pürüzsüz yüzey, parmakların yüzey üzerinde rahat ve hızlı bir şekilde kaymasını sağlar. Hareket desteği (örneğin iki parmağınızla kaydırma ve yakınlaştırma), bu noktada standart olmasına rağmen, bazı olumlu noktalar da kazanır. Dokunmatik yüzeyin alt köşelerindeki sol ve sağ tıklamalar çoğunlukla güvenilir bir şekilde tanınır, ancak oldukça yüksek bir ses çıkarırlar.

Görüntüle

Yeni Mini LED ekran, Yaratıcı 17'nin mutlak vurgulaması olarak ortaya çıkıyor. Aksi belirtilmedikçe, aşağıdaki değerler HDR olmadan üretildi, çünkü HDR kullanılırken MSI renk profilleri olması gerektiği gibi çalışmadı ve ayrıca ölçüm araçlarımızla ilgili bazı yazılım ve donanım sorunları.

958
cd/m²
974
cd/m²
927
cd/m²
929
cd/m²
996
cd/m²
943
cd/m²
935
cd/m²
965
cd/m²
942
cd/m²
Parlaklığın yayılımı
B173ZAN05.0 (AUO278E)
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maksimum: 996 cd/m² Ortalama: 952.1 cd/m² Minimum: 60 cd/m²
Aydınlatma: 93 %
Batarya modunda parlaklık: 996 cd/m²
Kontrast: 1465:1 (Siyah: 0.68 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.21 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 2.03
ΔE Greyscale 4.1 | 0.64-98 Ø6
97% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 84% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.207
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
B173ZAN05.0 (AUO278E), Mini-LED IPS-Level, 3840x2160
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS HDR
3840x2160
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
Chi Mei N173HCE-G33 (CMN175C), IPS, 1920x1080
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
AU Optronics B173HAN04.0, IPS, 1920x1080
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
AU Optronics B173HAN05.1, IPS, 1920x1080
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Chi Mei 173HCE, CMN175F, IPS, 1920x1080
Response Times
0%
-9%
-9%
14%
-12%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
7.2 (3.8, 3.4)
6.8 (3.4, 3.4)
5.6 (2.4, 3.2)
17.2 (8.8, 8.4)
Response Time Black / White *
8.8 (1.2, 7.6)
8.8 (1.2, 7.6)
-0%
10 (5.2, 4.8)
-14%
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
-9%
7.6 (3.4, 4.2)
14%
10.8 (6, 4.8)
-23%
PWM Frequency
26600 (83)
26600 (85)
0%
25510 (17)
-4%
26320 (25)
-1%
Screen
102%
11%
-10%
3%
11%
Brightness middle
996
770
-23%
366
-63%
299.3
-70%
288
-71%
384.2
-61%
Brightness
952
759
-20%
343
-64%
294
-69%
276
-71%
357
-62%
Brightness Distribution
93
94
1%
91
-2%
94
1%
93
0%
90
-3%
Black Level *
0.68
0.07
90%
0.29
57%
0.29
57%
0.24
65%
0.29
57%
Contrast
1465
11000
651%
1262
-14%
1032
-30%
1200
-18%
1325
-10%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.21
1.51
64%
2.55
39%
1.92
54%
1.35
68%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.79
3.22
53%
4.73
30%
4.57
33%
3.45
49%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.03
0.71
65%
2.9
-43%
1.14
44%
1.42
30%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.1
1.93
53%
3.5
15%
3.08
25%
1.2
71%
Gamma
2.207 100%
2.38 92%
2.28 96%
2.42 91%
2.23 99%
CCT
7491 87%
6881 94%
7101 92%
7055 92%
6580 99%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
84
94
12%
60
-29%
57
-32%
65
-23%
65.5
-22%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97
99
2%
94
-3%
88.7
-9%
96
-1%
98.5
2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
51% / 79%
1% / 8%
-10% / -10%
9% / 4%
-1% / 7%

* ... smaller is better

Sadece şunu söylemek gerekirse: Yaklaşık 950 cd / m²'lik ortalama parlaklıkla, Creator 17 dışarıda kullanım için mükemmel olmakla kalmaz, aynı zamanda diğer rakipleri gölgede bırakır. Birkaç istisna dışında, klasik dizüstü bilgisayar ekranları, yalnızca 300 ve 400 cd / m² arasındadır. SRGB renk alanının% 97 kapsamı ve AdobeRGB'nin% 84'ü de mükemmeldir ve profesyonel kullanıcıları tatmin etmelidir.

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

Due to the mediocre black value (0.68 cd/m² at full brightness), the contrast is only slightly above those of the competitors, even though 1465:1 still deserves some respect. With HDR activated, the brightness drops by about 200 cd/m², but the black value improves to 0.07 cd/m², resulting in a contrast of about 11,000:1 – an outstanding value, if you don't look at OLED panels. The viewing angles of the Creator 17 tend towards typical IPS levels.

MSI Creator 17 vs. sRGB (HDR off)
MSI Creator 17 vs. sRGB (HDR off)
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
MSI Creator 17 vs. AdobeRGB (HDR off)
MSI Creator 17 vs. AdobeRGB (HDR off)

Despite its relatively good response time (8.8 ms black-to-white), the 4K screen is only suited to a limited extent for gamers, who are not part of the target group anyways. A 60 Hz frame rate is not ideal in 2020 anymore, and at this point, many Full-HD panels support 240 or even 300 Hz. In addition, buyers will have to make do without G-Sync. The fact that the display flickers slightly below a brightness of 83% should not create any problems for sensitive users due to the high PWM frequency (26 kHz).

Backlight
Backlight
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
8.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.2 ms rise
↘ 7.6 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. » 9 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.5 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 detected 26600 Hz ≤ 83 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 26600 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 83 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 26600 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17878 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Test Conditions

The preinstalled Creator Center resembles the Dragon Center from MSI's gaming laptops (see screenshots). Our measurements were produced with the "Balanced" user mode.

Creator Center
Creator Center
Creator Center
Creator Center
Creator Center
Creator Center

Performance

With an octa-core CPU, 32 GB of RAM, a 2 TB SSD, and an 8 GB graphics card, the Creator 17 definitely belongs to the high-end segment and should also offer sufficient reserves for future years – as long as you don't insist on the UHD resolution in 3D applications. 

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
AS SSD Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark

Processor

While in the past, the lead of Intel's mobile Core-i processors remained mostly uncontested, with its Ryzen-4000 series AMD not only caught up but in parts also surpassed the prior laptop champion (the best example is the Ryzen 7 4800H). Correspondingly, despite its high performance we are unable to praise the Core i7-10875H used in the Creator 17 as much as we did a few months ago.

Single-core rendering
Single-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
GPU load
GPU load

The octa-core model, which comes from the Comet Lake generation and is able to handle up to 16 threads in parallel via Hyper-Threading, offers 16 MB of L3 cache and a basic clock speed of 2.3 GHz. Via Turbo Boost, up to 5.1 GHz is possible under load. However, the Creator 17 is only able to make use of its overclocking potential to a limited extent. About 3.4 GHz under load of all cores (4.2 to 4.8 GHz under single-core load) points to a borderline cooling system. 

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MSI Creator 17 A10SGS Intel Core i7-10875H, Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1291 (1283.24-1369.77)
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1133 (1114.27-1233.11)
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1076 (1067.18-1187.86)
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø912 (890.85-1097.33)

Despite its limited Turbo, the 10875H is able to move slightly ahead of the old Core i7-9750H hexa-core darling, which is used in many of the competing laptops, as our Cinebench loop and the rest of the CPU benchmarks show.

Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
479 Points ∼100%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Core i9-9980HK
478 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
Intel Core i7-9750H
434 Points ∼91% -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
Intel Core i7-9750H
422 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (62.6 - 493, n=49)
401 Points ∼84% -16%
CPU (Multi Core)
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Core i9-9980HK
4136 Points ∼100% +31%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
3155 Points ∼76%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
Intel Core i7-9750H
2723 Points ∼66% -14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
Intel Core i7-9750H
2357 Points ∼57% -25%
Average of class Multimedia
  (148 - 3422, n=50)
1812 Points ∼44% -43%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
197 Points ∼100%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Core i9-9980HK
195 Points ∼99% -1%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
Intel Core i7-9750H
180 Points ∼91% -9%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-9750H
180 Points ∼91% -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
Intel Core i7-9750H
173 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (36 - 204, n=407)
132 Points ∼67% -33%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Core i9-9980HK
1754 Points ∼100% +28%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
1370 (min: 1283.24, max: 1369.77) Points ∼78%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
Intel Core i7-9750H
1233 Points ∼70% -10%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-9750H
1180 Points ∼67% -14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
Intel Core i7-9750H
1097 Points ∼63% -20%
Average of class Multimedia
  (72.4 - 1600, n=427)
527 Points ∼30% -62%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (330 - 8394, n=35)
1139 Seconds * ∼100% -220%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
356 Seconds * ∼31%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
40008 MIPS ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2537 - 41529, n=31)
21393 MIPS ∼53% -47%
7z b 4 -mmt1
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
5277 MIPS ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1445 - 5335, n=31)
4283 MIPS ∼81% -19%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
6988 Points ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (392 - 7825, n=22)
4297 Points ∼61% -39%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
1287 Points ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (207 - 1320, n=21)
1070 Points ∼83% -17%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
10.3 fps ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.46 - 11.1, n=35)
5.68 fps ∼55% -45%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Multimedia
  (47.1 - 137, n=18)
66.8 s ∼100% +22%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
54.6 s ∼82%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.58 - 2.86, n=22)
0.853 sec * ∼100% -47%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.58 sec * ∼68%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1370 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
142 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
197 Points
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System Performance

According to PCMark 10, the Creator 17 lands in third place behind the Asus GX701GXR and the MSI GS75 9SG in the system performance. As expected, the laptop operates very quickly in terms of booting up, starting programs, and other load times.

PCMark 10 - Score
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
6049 Points ∼100% +5%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
5804 Points ∼96% +1%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
5758 Points ∼95%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5734 Points ∼95% 0%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, 2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
5502 Points ∼91% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1144 - 5758, n=136)
4088 Points ∼68% -29%
V-Ray Benchmark Next
GPU
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
210 mpaths ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (46 - 210, n=4)
144 mpaths ∼69% -31%
CPU
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
9833 ksamples ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1602 - 10324, n=5)
7974 ksamples ∼81% -19%

DPC Latencies

Our LatencyMon tool did not find any latency problems in the Creator 17. However, according to the YouTube statistics, our 4K video test did not run quite cleanly (producing frame drops).

Latencies
Latencies
Latencies
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
972.6 μs * ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

MSI has equipped our test unit with a 2 TB NVMe SSD from Samsung. The PM981 is known for its high performance, which also goes for the Creator 17. The slightly smaller models in the Razer Blade Pro 17 and Asus ROG Zephyrus S, which come from the same build series, are beaten by about 20% in the CrystalDiskMark test. In contrast, the RAID combinations of the GS75 Stealth and Alienware m17 R2 perform at the same level.

MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
8%
-23%
-22%
1%
Write 4K
158.7
95.46
-40%
100.7
-37%
96.09
-39%
110.6
-30%
Read 4K
41.59
42.59
2%
41.03
-1%
40.86
-2%
41.46
0%
Write Seq
2388
2851
19%
1146
-52%
1317
-45%
2378
0%
Read Seq
1623
2696
66%
1115
-31%
1030
-37%
2114
30%
Write 4K Q32T1
432.6
402.6
-7%
384.6
-11%
350.4
-19%
445.4
3%
Read 4K Q32T1
525.8
443.9
-16%
429.5
-18%
404.1
-23%
509.3
-3%
Write Seq Q32T1
2438
3420
40%
1859
-24%
2396
-2%
2735
12%
Read Seq Q32T1
3457
3514
2%
3179
-8%
3194
-8%
3206
-7%
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3457 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2438 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 525.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 432.6 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1623 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2388 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 41.59 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 158.7 MB/s

Constant Reads Performance: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics Card

The GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q is a version of the regular RTX 2080 Super that is especially trimmed for efficiency. The RTX 2080 Super is meant for slim laptops designed for mobility. While the amount of shader units (3072) and the size of the video storage (8 GB GDDR6) are identical, the Max-Q version has significantly lower clock speeds. In the case of the Creator 17, the standard clock speed is only 735 instead of 1365 MHz. However, like the CPU, the GPU is able to receive an automatic boost (up to 1845 MHz in the Render test of the GPU-Z tool).

3DMark
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
5148 Points ∼100% +14%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
5092 Points ∼99% +13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
4713 Points ∼92% +5%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
4545 Points ∼88% +1%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
4497 Points ∼87%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3032 - 4497, n=2)
3765 Points ∼73% -16%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
8844 Points ∼100% +20%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
8479 Points ∼96% +15%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
8036 Points ∼91% +9%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
7923 Points ∼90% +7%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
7372 Points ∼83%
Average of class Multimedia
  (142 - 7372, n=91)
1711 Points ∼19% -77%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
23032 Points ∼100% +17%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
22391 Points ∼97% +14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
20917 Points ∼91% +6%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
20119 Points ∼87% +2%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
19655 Points ∼85%
Average of class Multimedia
  (337 - 19655, n=447)
3128 Points ∼14% -84%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
30910 Points ∼100% +18%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
29220 Points ∼95% +11%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
29052 Points ∼94% +10%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
27204 Points ∼88% +3%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
26292 Points ∼85%
Average of class Multimedia
  (352 - 26292, n=670)
3236 Points ∼10% -88%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
88.94 fps ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3.69 - 92.3, n=9)
59.8 fps ∼67% -33%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Average of class Multimedia
  (5.87 - 157, n=9)
36 fps ∼100% +72%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
20.88 fps ∼58%
Showcase (showcase-02)
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
96.17 fps ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11.3 - 96.2, n=9)
41.3 fps ∼43% -57%
Medical (medical-02)
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
53.12 fps ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7.96 - 53.1, n=9)
21.2 fps ∼40% -60%
Maya (maya-05)
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
210.17 fps ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (27 - 210, n=9)
100 fps ∼48% -52%
Energy (energy-02)
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
17.49 fps ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.48 - 17.5, n=7)
8.58 fps ∼49% -51%
Creo (creo-02)
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
169.96 fps ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (25.2 - 170, n=9)
70.3 fps ∼41% -59%
Catia (catia-05)
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
132.28 fps ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (25.8 - 132, n=9)
80.3 fps ∼61% -39%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
176.55 fps ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (23.3 - 177, n=9)
68.9 fps ∼39% -61%

Using our The Witcher 3 role-playing game for one hour, we evaluated how the clock speed behaves over a longer time period. On average, the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q maintained 1215 MHz here. With this value, the Creator 17 ends up at the bottom of our field of comparison devices. Depending on the benchmark, the competitors were between 1 and 20% faster – and that without the "Super" addition. This is not surprising, since the Turing chip is also available with a higher TGP, which explains the better results (990 MHz basic clock speed).

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MSI Creator 17 A10SGS GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB: Ø72.2 (65-77)

But whether with high or low TGP, overall the RTX 2080 (Super) Max-Q does not really deserve its label, since its performance is hardly any different than that of the RTX 2070 (Super). At times, the latter is even faster. Whether you want to blame Nvidia (specifications) or the laptop manufacturer (cooling system) remains up to you.

3DMark 11 Performance
22567 puan
3DMark Fire Strike Score
17053 puan
3DMark Time Spy Score
7482 puan
Yardım

Gaming Performance

In the native UHD resolution of 3840x2160 pixels, the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q is unable to run every current game smoothly and at maximum details. More demanding games such as Red Dead Redemption 2 and Control keep stuttering along. Things look much better in the QHD resolution of 2560x1440. Less than 60 FPS is a rarity here. Unfortunately, this resolution is not supported by the internal display, which is too bad. In Full HD resolution (1920x1080), all the games run smoothly.

To repeat it again: The Creator 17 was not designed for pure gaming. There are more affordable and better adjusted alternatives for that. The target group is clearly professional content creators. 

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
87.4 fps ∼100% +16%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
80.7 fps ∼92% +7%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
78 fps ∼89% +4%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
76.9 fps ∼88% +2%
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
75.1 (min: 62) fps ∼86%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2.9 - 80.8, n=121)
21.5 fps ∼25% -71%
düşük orta yüksek ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 180 174 157 85.3 71.5 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 138 75.1 49.8 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 155 141 139 125 102 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 113 99.8 84.3 67 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 105 92 63 32 fps
Battlefield V (2018) 127 118 95.4 52.6 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 98 92 78 43 fps
Rage 2 (2019) 102 101 63.8 30.9 fps
Control (2019) 71.1 46.1 22 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 79.8 71.6 51.7 26.9 fps
FIFA 20 (2019) 217 213 189 114 fps
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 (2019) 114 91.8 67.3 36.8 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 102 95.2 72.2 36.8 fps
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) 62.4 41 35 21.5 fps
Gears Tactics (2020) 114 78.4 54 28.1 fps

Emissions

Noise Emissions

You should not expect a low noise level when you buy this. At times, the fans even rev up without any reason already during idle mode, producing a noise level of almost 40 dB(A). Under load, the Creator 17 produces between 46 and 48 dB(A). Although this is not louder than the competitors, the use of headphones is still recommended. In general, the noise characteristic of the Creator 17 fans is slightly uncomfortable (a permanent whirring noise).

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.232.433.130.9362541.634.935.733.238.53134.831.331.529.931.74036.135.740.635.734.15039.334.735.131.735.36333.631.330.229.128.88030.226.427.425.729.810029.627.526.124.729.812529.225.724.424.630.316029.827.627.225.832.220027.925.424.322.829.925028.323.62422.128.531530.226.423.421.330.340033.23021.819.532.650034.728.121.81934.263032.82620.817.83280033.326.820.31832.9100034.427.726.717.934.8125035.331.921.918.935.6160040.230.720.617.939.5200037.929.820.417.738250037.929.819.917.637.9315037.328.919.81837.1400036.827.819.617.936.6500035.225.919.61835630032.625.918.817.932.1800030.823.318.31830.51000028.520.218.317.928.21250025.119.619.117.824.31600021.618.818.317.920.9SPL48.140.533.230.447.8N6.13.51.91.46.1median 32.8median 26.8median 20.6median 18median 32.2Delta3.22.12.32.12.8hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseMSI Creator 17 A10SGS

Ses yüksekliği

Boşta
32 / 33 / 40 dB
Çalışırken
47 / 48 dB
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
sessiz
40 dB(A)
duyulabilirlik
50 dB(A)
gürültülü
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm uzaklık)   environment noise: 30 dB(A)
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
i9-9980HK, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Average of class Multimedia
 
Noise
1%
7%
3%
3%
10%
off / environment *
30
30
-0%
28.2
6%
30
-0%
29.1
3%
31 (22 - 304, n=210)
-3%
Idle Minimum *
32
31
3%
28.2
12%
32
-0%
29.4
8%
31.1 (27.8 - 40.1, n=1011)
3%
Idle Average *
33
32
3%
28.2
15%
33
-0%
29.4
11%
31.9 (27.8 - 42.2, n=1013)
3%
Idle Maximum *
40
38
5%
30.8
23%
34
15%
31.5
21%
32.5 (27.8 - 47, n=1013)
19%
Load Average *
47
47
-0%
42
11%
40
15%
49.7
-6%
36.5 (28 - 51.8, n=1013)
22%
Witcher 3 ultra *
46
48
-4%
51
-11%
49
-7%
49.5
-8%
Load Maximum *
48
49
-2%
53
-10%
50
-4%
53.3
-11%
41.9 (32.5 - 62.7, n=1013)
13%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

The case temperatures are typical for a high-end notebook that is so fast. At the end of the 60-minute stress test with the FurMark and Prime 95 tools, we measure up to 52 °C (126 °F) on top and 59 °C (138 °F) on the bottom. We would therefore not recommend any 3D sessions holding it on your lap. For the components, our judgment is mixed. While the temperature of the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q always remains below 80 °C (176 °F), the Core i7-10875H heats up to a maximum of 99 °C (210 °F) according to the HWiNFO tool.

The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3
Stress test
Stress test
Full load - top
Full load - top
Full load - bottom
Full load - bottom
Maksimum yük
 48 °C52 °C49 °C 
 46 °C51 °C45 °C 
 40 °C43 °C39 °C 
Maksimum: 52 °C
Ortalama: 45.9 °C
59 °C58 °C49 °C
51 °C52 °C47 °C
42 °C43 °C43 °C
Maksimum: 59 °C
Ortalama: 49.3 °C
Güç kaynağı  51 °C | Oda sıcaklığı 24 °C | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-900
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 45.9 °C / 115 F, compared to the average of 31 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 52 °C / 126 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 59 °C / 138 F, compared to the average of 38.9 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.9 °C / 88 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(-) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 47.4 °C / 117 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(-) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 43 °C / 109.4 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29 °C / 84.2 F (-14 °C / -25.2 F).
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
i9-9980HK, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Average of class Multimedia
 
Heat
-0%
17%
6%
-9%
16%
Maximum Upper Side *
52
55
-6%
43
17%
50
4%
54.2
-4%
41.8 (27.2 - 71, n=969)
20%
Maximum Bottom *
59
65
-10%
47.2
20%
47
20%
61.4
-4%
45.1 (28.5 - 82, n=969)
24%
Idle Upper Side *
34
30
12%
27.2
20%
33
3%
37.8
-11%
29.6 (21.1 - 40.2, n=821)
13%
Idle Bottom *
33
32
3%
30
9%
34
-3%
38.6
-17%
30.9 (21.5 - 44.4, n=821)
6%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

The sound quality places the laptop in the middle of the field. The Creator 17 has two speakers that are hidden in the front area of the two sides. Since there is no subwoofer, the bass is also lacking. Instead, the 2.0 system is able to score with ample volume (up to 91 dB).

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.933.12533.239.23129.933.54035.740.35031.737.26329.138.98025.733.410024.732.612524.635.916025.838.820022.846.225022.148.631521.352.540019.568.15001978.463017.880.78001880.8100017.981.5125018.982160017.979.6200017.780.3250017.677.231501877.9400017.975.750001876.4630017.971.980001873.31000017.973.61250017.875.11600017.969.6SPL30.490.5N1.485.3median 18median 75.1Delta2.111.636.938.839.843.633.732.434.735.12931.928.335.127.930.424.627.724.733.328.233.52437.721.745.720.247.520.253.219.155.41866.21774.717.473.319.169.817.46617.168.717.265.417.566.817.367.317.570.317.168.217.269.917.468.617.362.717.452.330.181.11.448.9median 17.5median 661.710.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMSI Creator 17 A10SGSMSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (91 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 32.6% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 58% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 32% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 41% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 51% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 80% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 16% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 58% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Power Management

Power Consumption

For a Max-Q device with Optimus technology, the power consumption is quite high in parts (up to 42 watts during idle operation). This is not only related to the octa-core processor but also the bright Mini LED display. 

Anlık tüketim
Kapalı / Bekleme modudarklight 1.2 / 1.8 Watt
Boştadarkmidlight 15 / 20 / 42 Watt
Çalışırken midlight 150 / 210 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
i9-9980HK, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Average of class Multimedia
 
Power Consumption
16%
9%
-19%
-38%
44%
Idle Minimum *
15
13
13%
16.2
-8%
32
-113%
24.7
-65%
11.3 (2.1 - 101, n=968)
25%
Idle Average *
20
17
15%
20.4
-2%
34
-70%
35.9
-80%
15.9 (3 - 122, n=968)
20%
Idle Maximum *
42
25
40%
26.1
38%
36
14%
69.6
-66%
19.4 (4.6 - 181, n=968)
54%
Load Average *
150
96
36%
96.5
36%
95
37%
141.8
5%
60.1 (18.5 - 164, n=947)
60%
Witcher 3 ultra *
170
156
8%
182.9
-8%
155
9%
185.8
-9%
Load Maximum *
210
239
-14%
214.3
-2%
187
11%
235.4
-12%
78.4 (20.1 - 329, n=952)
63%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The 82-Wh battery guarantees a solid but not outstanding battery life. Depending on the load and display brightness, the Creator 17 lasts between one and seven hours. When surfing the Internet via WLAN (at medium brightness), you can expect about 4.5 hours.

Batarya ömrü
Boşta (WLAN kapalı, minimum parlaklık)
7h 14min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
4h 26min
Çalışırken (maksimum parlaklık)
1h 07min
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, 82 Wh
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 80.25 Wh
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 70 Wh
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 76 Wh
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
i9-9980HK, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 76 Wh
Average of class Multimedia
 
Battery Runtime
17%
0%
-24%
-16%
22%
Reader / Idle
434
461
6%
295
-32%
246
-43%
426
-2%
423 (73 - 2085, n=912)
-3%
WiFi v1.3
266
357
34%
280
5%
182
-32%
290
9%
373 (96 - 942, n=286)
40%
Load
67
74
10%
86
28%
69
3%
31
-54%
86 (32 - 238, n=916)
28%
H.264
410
168
374 (114 - 1053, n=113)

Artılar

+ HDR destekli son derece parlak Mini LED panel
+ 17 inçlik için nispeten kompakt ve hafif
+ modern bağlantılar dahil. Şimşek 3
+ çok iyi sistem performansı
+ şık tasarım

Eksiler

- kasa iyileştirme için alan bırakıyor (özellikle istikrar)
- CPU ve GPU Turbo daha iyi olabilir
- yük altında yüksek sıcaklık gelişimi
- ses ve web kamerası sadece vasat
- sınırlı bakım

Verdict

MSI Creator 17 A10SGS. Test unit provided by MSI Germany.
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS. Test unit provided by MSI Germany.

The most expensive configuration of the Creator 17 delivered a mixed performance in our test. While the Mini LED display, offered as a first by MSI, is able to convince in all aspects, stealing the show from other competitors (almost 1000 cd/m² brightness!), the case offers less than could be expected (stability, quality impression, etc.).

Considering the performance of the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, which stands in no relation to the price premium, we would recommend the more affordable version with the RTX 2070 (Super) Max-Q to interested buyers. The use of the Core i7-10875H Turbo could also be better. 

The fact that the Creator 17 will land in our Top 10 for Photo and Video Editing table despite those weaknesses, is not least due to its rich connection equipment including Thunderbolt 3. For the successor, we would wish for a more robust and less noisy case with a cooling system that does not operate as close to the limits.

MSI Creator 17 A10SGS - 07/05/2020 v7
Florian Glaser

İşcilik
71 / 98 → 73%
Klavye
79%
Mouse
78%
Bağlanılabilirlik
68 / 80 → 85%
Ağırlık
61 / 20-72 → 78%
Batarya
60 / 95 → 63%
Görüntü
93%
Oyun performansı
92 / 90 → 100%
Uygulama performansı
92 / 90 → 100%
Isınma
73%
Ses
69 / 95 → 73%
Audio
76%
Camera
43 / 85 → 50%
Ortalama
74%
83%
Multimedia - Ortalama Ağırlık

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Florian Glaser, 2020-07-26 (Update: 2020-07-26)
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