MSI Creator Z16

MSI Creator Z16
  • Launched: September 2021
  • Screen-to-body ratio: ~80.8%
  • Dimensions: 359 x 256 x 15.9 mm (14.13 x 10.08 x 0.63 inches)
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Review

Evaluation of the main characteristics with the configuration selected for the Creator Z16.
Performance
72
Gaming
71
Display
64
Battery Life
62
Connectivity
79
Case
79
NanoReview Score
70
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Tests and Specifications

Detailed tests and technical specifications of the MSI Creator Z16

Case

Weight 2.2 kg (4.85 lbs)
Dimensions 359 x 256 x 15.9 mm
14.13 x 10.08 x 0.63 inches
Area 919 cm2 (142.4 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~80.8%
Side bezels 7.2 mm
Colors Black, Gray
Transformer No
Opening angle 180°
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active
Vapor chamber No
Number of fans 3
Noise level 54.8 dB

Display

Size 16 inches
Type IPS LCD
Refresh rate 120 Hz
PPI 189 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels
HDR support No
Touchscreen No
Coating Matte
Display tests
DCI-P3 color gamut 100%
Max. brightness
400 nits

Battery

Capacity
Battery type Li-Po
Replaceable No
Fast charging Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes
Charging port position Left
Charge power 180 W
Weigh of AC adapter 770 gramm

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 1.9-2.3 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.6 GHz
Cores 8
Threads 16
L3 Cache 24 MB
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (32 EU)
Fabrication process 10 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1510
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
8649
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1473
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
11833

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 65 W
Nvidia Optimus Yes
Type Dedicated
Fabrication process 8 nm
GPU base clock 975 MHz
GPU boost clock 1357 MHz
FLOPS 10.4 TFLOPS
Memory size 6 GB
Memory type GDDR6
Memory bus 192 bit
Memory speed 12 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 3840
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 120
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 48
GPU performance
10.4 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 2x8 GB
Clock 3200 MHz
Type DDR4
Upgradable Yes
Total slots 2
Max. ram size 64 GB

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes
Total slots 2
NVMe Yes

Sound

Speakers 4.0
Power 4x2W
Dolby Atmos No
Microphones 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6
Bluetooth v5.2
Fingerprint Optional
Optical drive No
Webcam Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720
Ports
USB-A 2x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 2x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort No
VGA No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No
SD card reader Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island
Numpad Yes
Backlight Yes
Touchpad
Size 12.0 x 6.0 cm
Windows Precision Yes

Comments

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Z16 user 30 March 2022 09:18
It does not have power delivery. You can't charge it over USB-C. It was confirmed by the support and afterward removed from the manual.
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Sergey 30 March 2022 14:27
there are options that don't have thunderbolt 4, and it doesn't support charging via USB Type-C.
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