Nahimic 2 Audio Software in recent years has been implemented to all high end MSI gaming notebooks.
Settings and customizations have been refined as well; for example, HD Audio Recoder on top right already has a second generation interface
When talking about the sound speakers produce, it is often subjective to each individual, which is why we’ll focus on how notebook’s built-in speakers perform.
The speakers creates quite a stir when turned on full blast, reaching over 95.2dBA
High Frequency – no high pitched sound, detailed sound, outstanding performance overall
Mid Frequency – excellent details with outstanding voice clarity
Low Frequency – adequate performance, bass isn’t too blend; but mid and high frequency easily overpowers low frequency
MSI GT62VR speakers combined with Nahimic 2 audio enhancer perform even better in music, watching movies, or playing games.
The immersive sound performance is complementary to the gaming genre.
Its specialty is creating a surround-like environment with outstanding clarity, but mid frequency’s voice output still got some room for improvement
GT62VR is a high end gaming notebook with several different models already been pushed out.
Today’s test will be using a higher model GT62VR 6RD Dominator 013TW.
However, there’s a rumor that there will be an even higher model GT62VR in the near future, equipped with the latest NVIDIA GTX1070 GPU with INTEL’s 6th Generation i7 Core processor.
There’s already been a few models sharing the same CPU performance previously, but let’s quickly walk through 6700HQ CPU’s software performance.
CPU => 673 cb
CPU(Single Core) => 138 cb
Fritz Chess Benchmark => 25.70/12335
Running Time => 5m 13s
x264 FHD Benchmark => 22.8
Basically high end models carry 4C8T Core i7 architecture, greatly outperforming Core i5, and is quite often seen equipped in high end gaming notebooks. This is usually the more cost effective solution;
because though there are more powerful processors such as the 6820HQ or 6920HQ, they cost more and the performance boost doesn’t always justify the cost
PCMARK8 - 4582
DRAM Performance Test
DDR4 2394.8 CL17 17-17-39 2T
ADIA64 Memory Read - 33613 MB/s
Most high end notebooks still use DDR4 clocked at 2133, and MSI’s previous generation Gaming notebooks are no exception.
MSI’s new gaming notebooks will increase DDR4 clocking to 2400, increasing bandwidth and performance
ADIA64 Memory Read gets a 10~14% bandwidth increase compared to 2133.
This upgrade will also marginally increase fps while gaming, though not significant, still worth mentioning for its improvement
Storage is one of MSI’s unique features, using their own Super Raid 4 technology
SSD with NVMe M.2 interface, TOSHIBA THNSN5256GPU7, using 16nm MLC IC
HDD with HGST HTS721010A9E630, performs at 7200 rpm with 1TB capacity
AS SSD Benchmark -2372
Seq Read - 2087.97 MB/s Write - 888.82 MB/s
4K - 64Thrd Read - 827.21 MB/s Write - 588.00 MB/s
3DMARK Fire Strike => 9627
Consumers are encouraged to spend a little more money on upgrading their computer components these 2 years.
First and foremost should be the GPU; second should be the NVMe infrastructure M.2 SSD which greatly surpasses SATA3’s limitation at 600 MB/s transfer capacity by a significant margin.
Of course there is also the U.2 interface that works slightly more efficiently than the M.2, but by a small margin and won’t fit inside a notebook.
Ultimately, having NVMe infrastructure M.2 SSD would help transfer data at faster pace
There are two GPUs built inside; one is Intel Core i7-6700HQ internal HD Graphics 530;
the other one is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 with 6GB GDDR5. Below is the performance test result for the 1060
3DMARK Fire Strike => 9627
Heaven Benchmark 4.0
DX11 1920 X 1080 => FPS 113.8
Call of Pripyat Benchmark
Resolution 1920x1080, in Ultra setting, rest are default settings
FAR CRY 4
Resolution 1920x1080, 3D rendering in Ultra setting
Opening title screen – 173 FPS, opening animation and starting screen – 75FPS
75 FPS compared to previously tested 970M – 48FPS, GTX980 – 83FPS