MSI Creator 17M -1 vs System76 Gazelle

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 The MSI Creator 17M -1 is a 17-inch gaming laptop with a resolution of 1920x1080 (Full HD). We will be comparing it to the System76 Gazelle, which comes with a 15-inch screen at a resolution of 1920x1080 (Full HD). 

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 Gazelle

 

Make it your own

  • 15" or 17" thin bezel FHD Matte Display
  • 10th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor
  • NVIDIA GTX 16-Series Graphics
  • Up to 64GB Dual Channel DDR4
  • Multicolor backlit keyboard with numpad
MSI Creator 17M -1 System76 Gazelle
Screen Size 17-inch 15-inch
Screen Resolution 1920x1080 (Full HD) 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Screen Info 120Hz Matte Finish, 120 Hz
Storage 512GB NVMe SSD 2 x M.2 (SATA or PCIe NVMe), 1 x 2.5" 7mm height drive, Up to 8 TB total
Operating System Windows 10 Home Pop!_OS Linux
Memory Installed 16 64
Notes

Comes in different configurations

Input

Multitouch Touchpad, Multi-Color Backlit Chiclet US QWERTY Keyboard
Networking

Gigabit Ethernet, IntelĀ® Wireless + Bluetooth 5
Video Ports

Dependent on Graphics:

GTX 1650 & 1650 Ti: 1 x HDMI (w/HDCP), 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4

GTX 1660 Ti: 1 x HDMI (w/HDCP), 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x DisplayPort (1.4) over USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type C)

Graphics Card Comparison

GPU Score

GTX 1660 Ti
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
2677 points
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
(System76 Gazelle)
2403 points
GeForce GTX 1650
(System76 Gazelle)
1231 points
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
(System76 Gazelle)
1045 points

Video RAM

GTX 1660 Ti
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
6 GB
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
(System76 Gazelle)
6 GB
GeForce GTX 1650
(System76 Gazelle)
4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
(System76 Gazelle)
4 GB

Memory Bandwidth

GTX 1660 Ti
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
288 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
(System76 Gazelle)
288 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
(System76 Gazelle)
192 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1650
(System76 Gazelle)
157.4 GB/s

Pixel Rate

GTX 1660 Ti
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
85 GP/s
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
(System76 Gazelle)
76.32 GP/s
GeForce GTX 1650
(System76 Gazelle)
65.6 GP/s
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
(System76 Gazelle)
47.52 GP/s

Texel Rate

GTX 1660 Ti
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
169.9 GT/s
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
(System76 Gazelle)
152.6 GT/s
GeForce GTX 1650
(System76 Gazelle)
114.8 GT/s
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
(System76 Gazelle)
95.04 GT/s

Processor Comparison

Gigatransfers Per Second

Total number of data transfers in one second (Threads x Clock Speed)
Core i7-9750H
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
31.2 GT/s
Core i7-10750H
(System76 Gazelle)
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 i7-10750H
(System76 Gazelle)
60 GT/s
Core i7-9750H
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
54 GT/s

Threads

Core i7-9750H
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
12 Threads
Core i7-10750H
(System76 Gazelle)
12 Threads

Core Speed

Core i7-9750H
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
2.6 MHz
Core i7-10750H
(System76 Gazelle)
2.6 MHz

Turbo Speed

Core i7-10750H
(System76 Gazelle)
5 MHz
Core i7-9750H
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
4.5 MHz