System76 Adder WS vs MSI Creator 17M -1

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 The System76 Adder WS is a 15-inch laptop with a resolution of 3840×2160 (4K). We will be comparing it to the MSI Creator 17M -1, which comes with a 17-inch screen at 1920x1080 (Full HD). 

System76 Adder WS

FOR CONTENT CREATORS, RESEARCHERS, GAMERS

  • 15" 4K OLED Display
  • RTX 2070 Super Graphics
  • 8-core 10th Gen Intel i7-10875H
  • Up to 64GB RAM

MSI Creator 17M -1

MSI Creator 17M 17.3" 120Hz FHD Creator Laptop Intel Core i7-9750H GTX1660Ti 16GB 512GB NVMe SSD Win10

  • 17. 3" FHD (1920x1080), 120Hz, 45% NTSC, IPS-Level 1920x1080 16: 9 NVIDIA GeForce GTX1660Ti 6G GDDR6
  • Core i7-9750h 2. 6 - 4. 5GHz Intel PTT
  • 512GB NVMe SSD 16GB (8G*2) DDR4 2666MHz 2 Sockets; Max Memory 64GB
  • Usb 3. 2 Gen2 Type C *1 USB 3. 2 Gen1 *3 LAN Intel 9560 Jefferson Peak (2x2 802. 11 AC) bt 5 720P HD Webcam.AC Power Adaptor:180 W
  • Ac adapter Win 10 Multi-language webcam 3 Cell (51Whr) Li-Polymer 720P HD Webcam keyboard precision touchpad USB White backlight with Anti-Ghost key+ silver lining

$1,999.77

System76 Adder WS MSI Creator 17M -1
Screen Size 15-inch 17-inch
Screen Resolution 3840×2160 (4K) 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Screen Info 15.6" 4K OLED (3840x2160), Glossy Finish 120Hz
Storage 2 x M.2 (SATA or PCIe NVMe), 1 x 2.5" 7mm height drive, Up to 8 TB total 512GB NVMe SSD
Operating System Pop!_OS Linux Windows 10 Home
Memory Installed 64 16
Notes

Multitouch Touchpad, Multi-Color Backlit Chicklet US QWERTY Keyboard

6 cell Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 62Wh

Up to 64 GB dual-channel DDR4 @ 2666 MHz or
Up to 32 GB dual-channel DDR4 @ 3000 MHz

Comes in different configurations

Graphics Card Comparison

GPU Score

GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
(System76 Adder WS)
7237 points
GTX 1660 Ti
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
2677 points

Video RAM

GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
(System76 Adder WS)
8 GB
GTX 1660 Ti
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
6 GB

Memory Bandwidth

GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
(System76 Adder WS)
448 GB/s
GTX 1660 Ti
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
288 GB/s

Pixel Rate

GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
(System76 Adder WS)
113.3 GP/s
GTX 1660 Ti
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
85 GP/s

Texel Rate

GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
(System76 Adder WS)
283.2 GT/s
GTX 1660 Ti
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
169.9 GT/s

Processor Comparison

Gigatransfers Per Second

Total number of data transfers in one second (Threads x Clock Speed)
Core i7-10875H
(System76 Adder WS)
36.8 GT/s
Core i7-9750H
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
31.2 GT/s

Turbo Gigatransfers Per Second

Total number of data transfers in one second, if all cores are running at their turbo speed (Threads x Turbo Clock Speed)
Core i7-10875H
(System76 Adder WS)
81.6 GT/s
Core i7-9750H
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
54 GT/s

Threads

Core i7-10875H
(System76 Adder WS)
16 Threads
Core i7-9750H
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
12 Threads

Core Speed

Core i7-9750H
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
2.6 MHz
Core i7-10875H
(System76 Adder WS)
2.3 MHz

Turbo Speed

Core i7-10875H
(System76 Adder WS)
5.1 MHz
Core i7-9750H
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
4.5 MHz