Last week at Computex, MSI launched a new range of laptops. As it turns out, one of these models was housing an unreleased Intel Meteor Lake processor, something that was noticed by a few visitors, who were also able to run a benchmark on the system.
Notebookcheck first noticed that the MSI Prestige 16 on display was running an Intel Meteor Lake-P CPU after checking via Device Manager. However, the Wccftech team at Computex took it a bit further, running a Cinebench R23 benchmark.
The laptop is the MSI Prestige 16 EVO/Studio, housing an unidentified Meteor Lake P/H/U class CPU. It boasts 6 Performance cores and 10 Efficient cores, of which two are integrated into the SoC.
The software analysis also revealed the presence of integrated Arc Graphics, based on Intel Xe-LPG architecture, a low-power variant of the existing Arc discrete GPU series. The graphics configuration includes 128 EUs, amounting to 1024 ALUs, matching the desktop Arc A380 series specs. Regarding power limits, we see a PL1 of 15W (configurable up to 20W) and a PL2 of 28W (configurable up to 65W). According to HWiNFO, the sample can achieve a peak boost of 121W.
Regarding benchmark performance, the Meteor Lake sample scored 4261 points in the multi-core Cinebench R23 benchmark, a score achieved with less than 21% CPU utilisation, as the system was not set up for benchmarking. It is also worth noting that this may have been a pre-production sample rather than a final retail unit, so scores should be taken with a grain of salt.
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KitGuru says: A sneaky benchmark on the Computex floor is not the ideal scenario for performance testing. Still, even operating at low clock speeds, the Meteor Lake score beats out Intel's Core i7 Ice Lake mobile CPUs.