MSI Creator 17M -1 vs System76 Serval WS

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

  • 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Desktop CPUs
  • NVIDIA GeForce Graphics
  • Up to 64 GB of Memory
  • Up to 4 TB NVMe Storage
MSI Creator 17M -1 System76 Serval WS
Screen Size 17-inch 15-inch
Screen Resolution 1920x1080 (Full HD) 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Screen Info 120Hz 15.6” FHD (1920x1080) Matte Finished, 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

Battery
Removable 6 cell Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 62Wh

Charger Dependent on Graphics:
GTX 1660 Ti: 180 Watts, AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz
RTX 2070: 230 Watts, AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz

Graphics Card Comparison

GPU Score

GeForce RTX 2070
(System76 Serval WS)
5487 points
GTX 1660 Ti
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
2677 points
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
(System76 Serval WS)
2403 points

Video RAM

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

Memory Bandwidth

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

Pixel Rate

GeForce RTX 2070
(System76 Serval WS)
92.16 GP/s
GTX 1660 Ti
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
85 GP/s
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
(System76 Serval WS)
76.32 GP/s

Texel Rate

GeForce RTX 2070
(System76 Serval WS)
207.4 GT/s
GTX 1660 Ti
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
169.9 GT/s
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
(System76 Serval WS)
152.6 GT/s

Processor Comparison

Gigatransfers Per Second

Total number of data transfers in one second (Threads x Clock Speed)
Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
(System76 Serval WS)
74.4 GT/s
Ryzen 7 3700X
(System76 Serval WS)
57.6 GT/s
Ryzen 5 3600
(System76 Serval WS)
43.2 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)
Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
(System76 Serval WS)
103.2 GT/s
Ryzen 7 3700X
(System76 Serval WS)
70.4 GT/s
Core i7-9750H
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
54 GT/s
Ryzen 5 3600
(System76 Serval WS)
50.4 GT/s

Threads

Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
(System76 Serval WS)
24 Threads
Ryzen 7 3700X
(System76 Serval WS)
16 Threads
Core i7-9750H
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
12 Threads
Ryzen 5 3600
(System76 Serval WS)
12 Threads

Core Speed

Ryzen 5 3600
(System76 Serval WS)
3.6 MHz
Ryzen 7 3700X
(System76 Serval WS)
3.6 MHz
Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
(System76 Serval WS)
3.1 MHz
Core i7-9750H
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
2.6 MHz

Turbo Speed

Core i7-9750H
(MSI Creator 17M -1)
4.5 MHz
Ryzen 7 3700X
(System76 Serval WS)
4.4 MHz
Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
(System76 Serval WS)
4.3 MHz
Ryzen 5 3600
(System76 Serval WS)
4.2 MHz