Framework Laptop 16 Delivers Great Linux Support & Performance, Excellent Customizability

Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 23 January 2024 at 10:00 AM EST. Page 8 of 8. 56 Comments.
Geometric Mean Of All Test Results benchmark with settings of Result Composite, Framework 16 Laptop Benchmarks Linux. Framework 16 - Ryzen 7 7840HS was the fastest.

The Framework Laptop 16 was offering around 5% better performance than the TUXEDO Pulse 14 Gen 3 with similar Ryzen 7 7840HS processor as well as the Ryzen 7 7840U within the Framework 13. There is the potential for an even greater performance difference if mostly focused on GPU workloads and leveraging the Radeon RX 7700S discrete graphics module. Or in multi-threaded workloads the Framework 16 also tended to deliver larger performance wins over the Framework 13 and other competing laptops.

CPU Power Consumption Monitor benchmark with settings of Phoronix Test Suite System Monitoring.

Allowing the Framework 16 to outperform the TUXEDO Pulse 14 Gen 3 with same processor is that the Framework 16 was able to let the SoC pull up to 60 Watts compared to a 35 Watt ceiling with the TUXEDO Pulse 14 Gen 3 due to the configurable TDP of this chip. At times the Ryzen 7 7840HS was operating more efficiently than the Ryzen 7 7840U and on average was still pulling less power than the Intel Alder Lake and Intel Meteor Lake laptops tested for this article.

All of my benchmark data for this launch-day Linux benchmarking can be found via this result page.

Framework Laptop 16 with Ubuntu Linux

The Framework Laptop 16 is a dream machine for anyone wanting a mobile workstation that offers immense customizability and/or upgrade options. The Framework Laptop 16 is powered by the incredibly powerful AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS (or even the more powerful 7940HS as an upgrade), socketed DDR5 memory, optional Radeon discrete graphics, a beautiful 165Hz VRR 16-inch display, and wonderful customizability options via the various modules.

Framework Laptop 16 is great

My main critiques come down to it being a bit heavier with the Radeon discrete graphics module (largely to be expected) and the bulky Ethernet module sticking out the side of the chassis. For those eager to upgrade to a Framework Laptop 16. Unfortunately, it's not a quick process as the other area Framework is still working to improve upon. Currently the first 15 batches of the Framework Laptop 16 are sold out with the next batch not due to ship until Q2. So for those needing a new laptop right now, the Framework Laptop 16 is still going through the pre-order phase although hopefully after Q2 will be when it reaches an in-stock period just like the Framework Laptop 13. But if you don't mind waiting / not in an immediate need for a new laptop, the Framework Laptop 16 is a terrific Linux mobile workstation that is very customizable and continues to showcase the greatness of modular laptop designs.

Overall the Framework Laptop 16 is a great product and Framework continues executing exceptionally well for showing the viability and robustness of a modular and open ecosystem for laptops. Thanks to Framework for providing the review hardware for launch-day testing of this new 16-inch laptop. Learn more about the Framework Laptop 16 at

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