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MSI GT62VR 6RE Dominator Pro Notebook Review

Clear statement. In line with the notebook launch of Nvidia's Pascal architecture, MSI announces a new high-end system based on the GeForce GTX 1070. The performance of the GT62VR is not only supposed to beat devices with the GTX 970M, but also notebooks equipped with the GTX 980M by quite a margin. Our review will find out if that is the case.

The MSI GT62VR is a 15-inch gaming platform, which can also be classified as a desktop replacement thanks to its generous features and the powerful hardware. Our review unit with the designation 6RE16H21 and a retail price of 2.100 Euros is equipped with a matte Full-HD IPS panel with G-Sync support, 16 GB DDR4-RAM (2x 8 GB @2400 MHz) as well as an SSD-HDD combination with a total storage capacity of 1.25 TB.

The biggest highlight is the brand-new GPU. Similar to the GeForce GTX 980 from the Maxwell generation, Nvidia pretty much uses the desktop chip for the mobile segment. Thanks to the smaller manufacturing process and several optimizations, Pascal is supposed to offer much more performance at a lower power consumption, which is good for notebooks in particular. All details about the new GPU architecture are available in our dedicated article.

MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21 (GT62 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1443 MHz, Memory: 4000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 368.79
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, 2 of 4 slots free, up to 64 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 141 PPI, LG Philips LP156WF6 (LGD046F), IPS, Full-HD, G-Sync, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY, 256 GB 
, SSD + HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630, 1000 GB HDD @ 7200 rpm. Slots: 1x M.2 Type 2280 (optional PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe) & 1x 2.5"
Soundcard
Realtek ALC899 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphones, microphone, S/PDIF, line-in/out (7.1 analog), Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Networking
Killer e2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 40 x 390 x 266 ( = 1.57 x 15.35 x 10.47 in)
Battery
75.24 Wh, 5225 mAh Lithium-Ion, 14.4V, 8 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: FHD (1080p @30 fps)
Additional features
Speakers: 2.1 Dynaudio (Nahimic 2 Audio Enhancer), Keyboard: Chiclet by SteelSeries (3 zones), Keyboard Light: yes, Power adapter: 230 Watts, Accessories: warranty card, quick-start Guide, recovery manual, cleaning cloth, Software: Magix Suite, Norton Security Paket, MS Office 365 Trial, several manufacturer tools, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.922 kg ( = 103.07 oz / 6.44 pounds), Power Supply: 780 g ( = 27.51 oz / 1.72 pounds)
Price
2100 Euro

 

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Case

After the 2014 model of the GT60 still had a very bulky chassis, MSI now uses a much nobler design for the GT62VR, which is based on the GE-series. There is not much to criticize in terms of quality. The bottom of the base unit is made of plastic, but both the palm rest as well as the lid are made of metal (brushed aluminum). The stability of the 15-inch device is decent. While you can twist the lid quite a bit, even a lot of pressure is no problem for the base unit. One reason is the lack of an optical drive. The hinges are pretty unspectacular, and it is no problem to open the lid with just one hand.

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Size and weight are neither above nor below average. At 2.9 kg and a height of 4.0 centimeters, the GT62VR is right between the GE62 (2.4 kg, 2.9 cm) and the old GT60 (3.3 kg, 5.5 cm). The build quality meets the price tag. Almost all surfaces and elements are seamlessly integrated. The design of MSI's notebook is pretty conventional and the gaming notebook appears to be quite restrained except for the dragon logo, two red stripes on the cover and red fan exhausts at the bottom. It gets more colorful when you use the illuminated chiclet keyboard with its three configurable zones.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

Ports

The port variety does not really leave anything to be desired. MSI implements a total of five USB ports (1x 2.0, 1x 3.0, 1x 3.1 Type-C), which are distributed across the sides and the rear. You also get two digital video outputs with HDMI 1.4 (unfortunately no HDMI 2.0) and Mini-DisplayPort 1.2, which enable a triple-monitor setup including the notebook display. Otherwise, there is a RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port as well as a slot for a Kensington Lock. The package is rounded off with four golden audio ports (S/PDIF & 7.1 analog), but they are located too far at the front in our opinion.

Left side: Kensington Lock, USB 2.0, 4x audio
Left side: Kensington Lock, USB 2.0, 4x audio
Rear: RJ45-LAN, USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort, AC power
Rear: RJ45-LAN, USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort, AC power
Right side: Card reader, 3x USB 3.0
Right side: Card reader, 3x USB 3.0

SD-Card Reader

There is obviously a card reader as well. Compared to 15-inch rivals, the GT62VR manages much higher transfer rates. We were able to record between 140 (copying pictures) and 190 MB/s (seq. read) in combination with our reference card Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II. Besides the Acer Predator 15, both the Schenker XMG P506 and the Gigabyte P55W v5 only manage transfer rates below100 MB/s.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
140 MB/s ∼66%
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78 MB/s ∼37% -44%
Schenker XMG P506 PRO
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76 MB/s ∼36% -46%
Gigabyte P55W v5
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
47 MB/s ∼22% -66%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
190 MB/s ∼74%
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
88 MB/s ∼34% -54%
Schenker XMG P506 PRO
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86 MB/s ∼33% -55%
Gigabyte P55W v5
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76 MB/s ∼30% -60%

Communication

All communication is handled by modules from Qualcomm/Atheros. Wired networks are handled by the Killer E2400 Gigabit-Ethernet Controller, while wireless connections can be established via Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 adapter. The latter does not only support all common WLAN standards, but also Bluetooth 4.1. There were no surprising results in our recently introduced and standardized WLAN test. The test model managed 559-630 Mbps on average at a distance of one meter – a good result.

Networking
iperf Server (receive) TCP 1 m
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
630 MBit/s ∼86%
iperf Client (transmit) TCP 1 m
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
559 MBit/s ∼82%

Maintenance

The maintainability of the GT62VR deserves respect as well. MSI implements a huge bottom panel, which is secured by six screws. After you loosen them and then remove the panel (which requires quite some force), you get access to the internals. This includes the storage solution, the wireless module or the secondary memory slots, which are still free at our test model. The cooling system consists of two fans and a total of six heat pipes. MSI put one heat pipe above the processor and the graphics card to optimize the heat management.

A lot of space is required by the battery, which is – contrary to the GT60 – not accessible from the outside. We cannot quite understand that there is just one M.2 slot inside the GT62VR. There would be sufficient space for a second or even a third slot. MSI reserves this feature for the 17 and 18-inch models (like the GT73 & GT83). Note: It should be no problem to break the warranty sticker in Germany, as long as maintenance works or upgrades are performed by experts.

Software

As expected from the manufacturer, you get a lot of software additions. Recovery Manager, audio software or battery calibration: MSI seems to have thought about every situation. The most important tool, the Dragon Center, was heavily reworked since our last review and there are new functions. We added several screenshots so you can get an impression.

Particularly interesting are the tabs "System Control" (utilization, temperature, fan speed ...) and "System Tuner". The latter can be used to adjust the picture (True Color) or adjust the fan speed, for example. We use the default settings "sRGB" and "Auto", respectively. MSI's exclusive Shift-mode was adjusted based on the scenario.

App Portal
App Portal
System Control
System Control
LED assistant
LED assistant
Systen Tuner
Systen Tuner
Mobile Center
Mobile Center
Tools & Help
Tools & Help
SteelSeries Engine 3
SteelSeries Engine 3
True Color
True Color
System Control Manager
System Control Manager
Battery Calibration
Battery Calibration
Recovery Image Backup
Recovery Image Backup
Nahimic Audio Enhancer
Nahimic Audio Enhancer
Discussion

Accessories

The provided accessories are limited to a quick-start guide, a warranty brochure, a recovery guide as well as a cleaning cloth. The bulky power adapter tips the scale at 780 grams, is 17 x 8 x 3.5 centimeters and has a nominal power output of 230 Watts.

Warranty

The warranty period is 24 months (Pickup & Return service).

Input Devices

Keyboard

The keyboard was once again designed in cooperation with SteelSeries. MSI uses the identical chiclet model we already know from the 15-inch siblings GS60 and GE62. Thanks to the illumination and the island-style keys, it is very good too see and there are no problems even in complete darkness. We also liked the typing experience except for some small details. The travel is medium to short, pressure point and stroke are pretty well-defined.

There is only some criticism for the layout, which deviates a bit from the standard. The layout is supposed to enhance the gaming experience, but frequent writers will find some issues. The German layout has multiple shifted keys (<>, #'), which is also a result of the single-row Return key. We have to praise the size. Both the letter as well as the number keys provide ample space at 15 x 15 mm. Only the numbers pad and the F-row are slightly smaller vertically or horizontally, respectively.

Next to the power button are three special buttons. While the left one activates the fan turbo, the middle button launches the XSplit Gamecaster (trial version for one year). The right button switches through the illumination modes.

SteelSeries keyboard ...
SteelSeries keyboard ...
... with 3-zone illumination
... with 3-zone illumination

Touchpad

The slightly depressed touchpad gets a high mark as well. MSI waives a click pad for the GT62VR and equips the 15-inch device with a conventional mouse replacement with dedicated buttons. The work great, but are pretty loud in return.

The feedback benefits from a subtle structure. Despite the roughened surface, we liked the gliding capabilities. It is a similar situation with the size. 11 x 6 centimeters are more than decent for a 15-inch device. We were slightly surprised by the fact that a part of the supported gestures, more precisely scrolling, have to be activated manually in the touchpad driver (Synaptics V7.5) first. Zooming and turning with two fingers worked by default.

Display

As expected for a modern high-end gaming notebook, the GT62VR is G-Sync certified. Nvidia's display technology synchronizes the refresh rate of the panel with the GeForce GPU to avoid line shifts and minimize stutters as well as latencies. MSI also advertises the 15-inch gamer as VR-ready, although you will obviously require additional hardware for that (e. g. Oculus Rift).

262
cd/m²
264
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
277
cd/m²
273
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
282
cd/m²
285
cd/m²
297
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 297 cd/m² Average: 278.1 cd/m² Minimum: 13 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 273 cd/m²
Contrast: 1011:1 (Black: 0.27 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.67 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 2.73 | - Ø
84% sRGB (Argyll) 55% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.49
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
LG Philips LP156WF6 (LGD046F)
Gigabyte P55W v5
LG Philips LP156WF4-SPH1
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
LG Philips LP156WF6-SPP1 (LGD04D5)
Schenker XMG P506 PRO
LG Philips LP156WF6 (LGD046F)
Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
Samsung 4NDDJ_156HL (SDC4C48)
Response Times
-26%
-18%
-12%
-36%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
34
44
-29%
43
-26%
37
-9%
48.8
-44%
Response Time Black / White *
22
27
-23%
24
-9%
25
-14%
28
-27%
PWM Frequency
200
Screen
-8%
-14%
-7%
-37%
Brightness
278
267
-4%
287
3%
293
5%
179
-36%
Brightness Distribution
88
89
1%
91
3%
87
-1%
83
-6%
Black Level *
0.27
0.28
-4%
0.36
-33%
0.32
-19%
0.19
30%
Contrast
1011
907
-10%
839
-17%
975
-4%
947
-6%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.67
4.28
-17%
4.93
-34%
4.45
-21%
6.74
-84%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.73
2.77
-1%
3.47
-27%
3.05
-12%
6.44
-136%
Gamma
2.49 96%
2.28 105%
2.16 111%
2.58 93%
2.29 105%
CCT
7029 92%
6284 103%
6622 98%
6495 100%
6465 101%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
55
47
-15%
54
-2%
55
0%
38
-31%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
84
73
-13%
82
-2%
84
0%
60
-29%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-17% / -12%
-16% / -14%
-10% / -8%
-37% / -37%

* ... smaller is better

The picture quality of the LG Philips panel does not have to hide behind the rivals. The Full-HD model LP156WF6 uses the IPS technology, which is known for its rich colors and wide viewing angles. The GT62VR also gets good ratings in many other categories. It does not matter if you look at the luminance (~280 cd/m²), brightness distribution (88 %), black value (0.27 cd/m²) or contrast (~1000:1): The display measurements do not reveal any issues.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
MSI GT62VR vs. sRGB (84 %)
MSI GT62VR vs. sRGB (84 %)
MSI GT62VR vs. AdobeRGB (55 %)
MSI GT62VR vs. AdobeRGB (55 %)

The same applies for the extended color tests with the software CalMAN. This is not surprising since MSI installs corresponding display profiles. The panel can, however, be even better. We managed to improve the grayscale from 2.73 to very good 0.9 and the ColorChecker from 3.67 to 2.92 (both DeltaE 2000) with a calibration.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

We determine 84 % sRGB and 55 % AdobeRGB coverage, which is completely sufficient for gamers. Our test model did not show annoying backlight bleeding at the edges. Attention 4K fans: The GT62VR will also be released with an UHD panel.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
22 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (27.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
34 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 22 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (44.3 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 60 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 965 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 30860) Hz was measured.

Performance

Quad-core CPU and high-end GPU? Check. 16 GB DDR4-RAM? Check. Solid State Drive? Check. The MSI GT62VR offers plenty of performance for all scenarios starting with office, multimedia and web all the way up to triple-AAA gaming. This configuration of the 15-inch notebook should not have any performance problems in the next 1 or 2 years.

Processor

The processor is a quad-core from Intel's Skylake generation (14 nm). The Core i7-6700HQ is currently the basis for almost every gaming notebook, which is a result of the price-performance ratio and the lack of competition from AMD. The Core i7-6820HK manages slightly higher clocks, but the additional price for a couple of percent more power does rarely pay off. Intel equips the Core i7-6700HQ with 6 MB L3-cache and a graphics unit called HD Graphics 530, but it is deactivated in case of the GT62VR (no graphics switching via Optimus). The manufacturer specifies the TDP with 45 Watts.

Single-core rendering
Single-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
CPU & GPU load
CPU & GPU load

As usual, we check the clocks and the performance with the Cinebench benchmarks. While the majority of notebooks behaves pretty inconspicuous, the GT62VR was a bit puzzling at first. The single-core scores were much lower than we expect from the i7-6700HQ, despite good clocks. The CPU sometimes even dropped to the level of the ULV model Core i5-6200U. The clock was also always stuck at 3.1 GHz according to HWiNFO and Intel's Turbo Boost monitor.

After we talked to MSI, the Dragon Center software turned out to be the problem, so we received a second test device with updates. The Shift function still uses 3.1 GHz in the modes "Sport", "Comfort" and "Eco" (so the feature does not make much sense), but the user modes "Presentation", "Movie", "Gaming", and "Office" have a clear effect on the clocks, so we were now able to perform correct idle measurements. All corresponding values have already been replaced. The overall rating is still 85 % though.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6778
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
7.41 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
50.72 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.61 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
673 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
75.69 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
143 Points
Help

When the Core i7-6700HQ can utilize its full potential, the results are on par with the competition. 143 points in the Cinebench R15 Single-Core test and 673 points in the Multi-Core test are similar to the Gigabyte P55W v5.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker XMG P506 PRO
Intel Core i7-6820HK
150 Points ∼77% +5%
Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
146 Points ∼75% +2%
Gigabyte P55W v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
144 Points ∼74% +1%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
143 Points ∼74%
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
142 Points ∼73% -1%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker XMG P506 PRO
Intel Core i7-6820HK
707 Points ∼38% +5%
Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
677 Points ∼36% +1%
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
676 Points ∼36% 0%
Gigabyte P55W v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
675 Points ∼36% 0%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
673 Points ∼36%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker XMG P506 PRO
Intel Core i7-6820HK
1.73 Points ∼79% +7%
Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.67 Points ∼76% +4%
Gigabyte P55W v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.65 Points ∼75% +2%
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.63 Points ∼74% +1%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.61 Points ∼73%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker XMG P506 PRO
Intel Core i7-6820HK
7.75 Points ∼39% +5%
Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.43 Points ∼37% 0%
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.41 Points ∼37% 0%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.41 Points ∼37%
Gigabyte P55W v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.33 Points ∼37% -1%

System Performance

The system performance can completely meet our expectations. 5926 points in PCMark 7 are typical for a high-end notebook powered by a SATA-III-SSD. This result positions the MSI GT62VR between the review configurations of the Alienware 15 R2 (5846 points) and Acer Predator 15 (5974 points).

PCMark 7 Score
5926 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4541 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4924 points
Help
PCMark 7 - Score
Schenker XMG P506 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
6245 Points ∼78% +5%
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
5974 Points ∼74% +1%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
5926 Points ∼74%
Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
5846 Points ∼73% -1%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
5124 Points ∼64% -14%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
5011 Points ∼77% +2%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
4924 Points ∼76%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
4852 Points ∼74% -1%
Home Score Accelerated v2
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
4541 Points ∼76%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
3832 Points ∼64% -16%
Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
3822 Points ∼64% -16%

Storage Devices

Even though the M.2 slot supports PCIe/NVMe Solid State Drives, MSI – as mentioned before – only uses a SATA-III model, so the transfer rates are limited at around 500 MB/s. Inside the test model is a 256 GB drive from Toshiba, which manages a total score of 915 points in the AS SSD benchmark. For comparison: The NVMe SSD in the Schenker XMG P506 manages 2716 points (+ 200 %).

You will hardly notice a difference in practice though, where the performance with small files is much more important than sequential read and write operations. MSI also equips the GT62VR with a 2.5-inch HDD to avoid storage problems. The HGST Travelstar 7K1000 has a storage capacity of 1000 GB and runs at 7200 rpm.

Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
Sequential Read: 523 MB/s
Sequential Write: 485.5 MB/s
512K Read: 444.7 MB/s
512K Write: 471.2 MB/s
4K Read: 21.86 MB/s
4K Write: 98.84 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 350.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 162.2 MB/s
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
Gigabyte P55W v5
Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
Schenker XMG P506 PRO
Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
AS SSD
111%
9%
185%
Score Total
915
2201
141%
1029
12%
2716
197%
4K Write
89.94
112.67
25%
79.44
-12%
138.32
54%
4K Read
20.08
45.15
125%
29.54
47%
48.71
143%
Seq Write
455.5
535.62
18%
447.33
-2%
1415.82
211%
Seq Read
502.04
1739.11
246%
510.59
2%
2103.59
319%

GPU Performance

Now we get to the most interesting part, the graphics card. There were many discussions about Nvidia's Pascal architecture before the launch. Are the notebook versions slimmed-down models and carry an M in the designation to indicate the mobile models? Or will the performance be very similar to the desktop siblings so an identical designation is justified? Based on the GeForce GTX 1070, it is definitely the latter. The reference desktop model runs at 1506-1683 instead of 1443-1645 MHz, but Nvidia equips the mobile version with 7 % more shader units (2048 vs. 1920) to compensate for the lower MHz numbers. Many desktop chips are, however, heavily overclocked, so the notebook edition will still fall behind.

Because of the enormous clock fluctuations, the performance of the GTX 1070 will differ heavily from notebook to notebook. Depending on the cooling system, the 16 nm chip runs at higher clocks. The render test of GPU-Z was executed with up to 1900 MHz in the case of the GT62VR, even though the core leveled off at around 1,500 MHz after several runs in the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark.

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System information
GeForce Experience
GeForce Experience
G-Sync
G-Sync

The test model was shipped with the ForceWare 368.79, but it did not really leave a finished impression. There were no blue screens or graphics errors, but in some titles we were under the impression that the performance could be higher. In the best case, the GTX 1070 will be on par with its desktop counterparts, and it drops below the GTX 980(M) in the worst case. Dirt RallyJust Cause 3, and Mad Max also did not launch on our 4K monitor (freeze or crash, respectively).

Since we retested the idle measurements (as mentioned above), we also installed the official launch driver 372.53 and quickly checked the benchmarks Unigine Heaven 4.0 as well as 3DMark 11. The result: The performance did not change.

3DMark Vantage P Result
34389 points
3DMark 11 Performance
15492 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
113149 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
23368 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
12317 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
4910 points
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The GT62VR shows an impressive performance in the synthetic benchmarks, which are limited by the GPU. A graphics score of 17066 points for the GTX 1070 in the current 3DMark Fire Strike test is 124 % faster than a GTX 970M (7624 points @Acer Predator 15) and 76 % faster than a GTX 980M (9671 points @Schenker XMG P506). Even the former top model GTX 980, which was only used for 17 and 18-inch devices, is beaten by 34 % (12691 points @Schenker XMG U716). The advantage over the desktop GTX 1060 is also more than 30 %. Only a GTX 980 Ti can compete with the mobile GTX 1070. In short: Nvidia did a great job with the Pascal architecture. Thanks to 8 GB GDDR5-VRAM and a 256-bit memory interface, the high-end model is also very future-proof.

3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
5247 Points ∼40%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 Desktop PC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
17806 Points ∼45% +4%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
17066 Points ∼44%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
12984 Points ∼33% -24%
Schenker XMG U716
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
12691 Points ∼32% -26%
Schenker XMG P506 PRO
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
9671 Points ∼25% -43%
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
7624 Points ∼19% -55%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 Desktop PC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
25030 Points ∼49% +13%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
22195 Points ∼44%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
17401 Points ∼34% -22%
Schenker XMG U716
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
17050 Points ∼33% -23%
Schenker XMG P506 PRO
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
12517 Points ∼25% -44%
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
9845 Points ∼19% -56%
Unigine Heaven 4.0 - Extreme Preset DX11
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
104.3 fps ∼58%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
82.7 fps ∼46% -21%
Schenker XMG U716
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
78.1 fps ∼43% -25%

Gaming Performance

We start with the best message: As one of the few notebook GPUs, the GeForce GTX 1070 can handle almost all games in 3840 x 2160 pixels properly (35+ fps @High). The graphics cards from the Maxwell series often produce stutters in this case. Every title can be enjoyed with the highest details and multiple anti-aliasing in the native resolution of the GT62VR. Even very demanding titles like Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Anno 2205 are no problem for the system.

If you take our 4K/High and FHD/Ultra benchmark results, the GTX 1070 is 10 % ahead of the GTX 980, 14 % ahead of the desktop GTX 1060 and impressive 60 % ahead of the GTX 980M. The performance of the GTX 970M is even beaten by 100 %, so the Pascal successor is twice as fast. Such a performance jump was rare in the past, so it makes sense to purchase a new laptop now.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst
3840x2160 High Preset AF:16x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
39.8 (min: 37) fps ∼59% +9%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
36.4 fps ∼54%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
31 fps ∼46% -15%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
27.6 fps ∼41% -24%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
20.6 (min: 17) fps ∼31% -43%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
16.4 (min: 15) fps ∼24% -55%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AF:16x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
103 (min: 93) fps ∼82% +11%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
92.4 fps ∼74%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
81.9 fps ∼65% -11%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
78.3 fps ∼62% -15%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
53.8 (min: 48) fps ∼43% -42%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
42.1 (min: 33) fps ∼34% -54%
Overwatch
3840x2160 High (Render Scale 100 %) AA:SM AF:4x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
91 (min: 78) fps ∼42% +16%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
78.7 fps ∼37%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
69.4 fps ∼32% -12%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
61.1 fps ∼28% -22%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
47.3 (min: 39) fps ∼22% -40%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
36 (min: 28) fps ∼17% -54%
1920x1080 Epic (Render Scale 100 %) AA:SM AF:16x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K (1.0.5.1)
171 (min: 144) fps ∼57% +16%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
147 fps ∼49%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
125.9 fps ∼42% -14%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
116 fps ∼39% -21%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
75.1 (min: 57) fps ∼25% -49%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
62.6 (min: 53) fps ∼21% -57%
Doom
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K (OGL)
52.6 (min: 46) fps ∼53% +15%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
45.6 fps ∼46%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
41.4 fps ∼42% -9%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
34.2 fps ∼35% -25%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
22.6 (min: 19) fps ∼23% -50%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
18.1 (min: 15) fps ∼18% -60%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:SM
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K (OGL)
130 (min: 108) fps ∼65% +11%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
117 fps ∼59%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
116 fps ∼58% -1%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
99.7 fps ∼50% -15%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
51.2 (min: 38) fps ∼26% -56%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
41.4 (min: 30) fps ∼21% -65%
Need for Speed 2016
3840x2160 High / On AA:FX
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
55 (min: 43) fps ∼59% +15%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
47.8 fps ∼52%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
40.5 fps ∼44% -15%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
33.9 fps ∼37% -29%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
26 (min: 20) fps ∼28% -46%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
20.4 (min: 16) fps ∼22% -57%
1920x1080 Ultra / On AA:T
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
98 fps ∼94% +42%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
77.4 fps ∼74% +12%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
77.3 fps ∼74% +12%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
69.2 fps ∼67%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
51.8 (min: 36) fps ∼50% -25%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
43.4 (min: 33) fps ∼42% -37%
Hitman 2016
3840x2160 High / On AA:FX AF:8x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K (DX 11)
39.8 (min: 33) fps ∼55% +21%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
33 fps ∼46%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
28.8 fps ∼40% -13%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX11)
25.6 fps ∼36% -22%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX12)
25.4 fps ∼35% -23%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ (DX11)
18.4 (min: 15) fps ∼26% -44%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ (DX11)
14.4 (min: 11) fps ∼20% -56%
1920x1080 Ultra / On AA:SM AF:16x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K (DX 11)
75.5 (min: 59) fps ∼79% +32%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
61.3 fps ∼65% +7%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
57.3 fps ∼60%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX11)
55.3 fps ∼58% -3%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX12)
54.4 fps ∼57% -5%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ (DX11)
40.4 (min: 28) fps ∼43% -29%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ (DX11)
31.9 (min: 23) fps ∼34% -44%
The Division
3840x2160 High Preset AF:8x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
43 fps ∼57% +16%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
37 fps ∼49%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
33.3 fps ∼44% -10%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
28.2 fps ∼37% -24%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AF:16x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
86 fps ∼66% +14%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
75.7 fps ∼58%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
64.6 fps ∼50% -15%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
59.6 fps ∼46% -21%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
42.1 (min: 23) fps ∼32% -44%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
33 (min: 17) fps ∼25% -56%
Far Cry Primal
3840x2160 High Preset AA:SM
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
41 (min: 38) fps ∼56% +14%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
36 fps ∼49%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
32 fps ∼44% -11%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
28 fps ∼38% -22%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
20 (min: 18) fps ∼27% -44%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
16 (min: 15) fps ∼22% -56%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:SM
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
94 (min: 75) fps ∼78% +21%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
78 fps ∼64%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
68 fps ∼56% -13%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
67 fps ∼55% -14%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
46 (min: 36) fps ∼38% -41%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
36 (min: 28) fps ∼30% -54%
XCOM 2
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
27 fps ∼45% +14%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
23.6 fps ∼40%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
20.1 fps ∼34% -15%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
17.8 fps ∼30% -25%
1920x1080 Maximum Preset (8xMSAA instead of FXAA) AA:8xMS AF:16x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
45 fps ∼53% +17%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
38.5 fps ∼45%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
33.4 fps ∼39% -13%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
30.9 fps ∼36% -20%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
23 (min: 20) fps ∼27% -40%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
15 (min: 8) fps ∼18% -61%
Rise of the Tomb Raider
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K (DX12)
43 (min: 39) fps ∼55% +15%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
37.5 fps ∼48%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
33.7 fps ∼43% -10%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX11)
29.3 fps ∼37% -22%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX12)
27 fps ∼34% -28%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
20.8 (min: 19) fps ∼27% -45%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
16.8 (min: 15) fps ∼21% -55%
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K (DX12)
102 (min: 95) fps ∼63% +21%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
84.6 fps ∼53%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
77.1 fps ∼48% -9%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX11)
66.9 fps ∼42% -21%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX12)
66.5 fps ∼41% -21%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
47.9 (min: 45) fps ∼30% -43%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
38 (min: 35) fps ∼24% -55%
Just Cause 3
3840x2160 High / On AA:FX AF:8x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
53.3 (min: 46) fps ∼65%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
36.1 fps ∼44%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
23.6 (min: 20) fps ∼29%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
19.9 (min: 16) fps ∼24%
1920x1080 Very High / On AA:SM AF:16x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
118 (min: 108) fps ∼89% +23%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
96 fps ∼73%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
85.6 fps ∼65% -11%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
59.7 (min: 50) fps ∼45% -38%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
50.7 (min: 46) fps ∼38% -47%
Rainbow Six Siege
3840x2160 High Preset AA:T AF:4x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
71.4 (min: 54) fps ∼66% +14%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
62.7 fps ∼58%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
47.7 fps ∼44% -24%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
35.9 (min: 28) fps ∼33% -43%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
27.5 (min: 12) fps ∼25% -56%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
185 (min: 121) fps ∼75% +13%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
163 fps ∼66%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
130 fps ∼53% -20%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
80.3 (min: 26) fps ∼33% -51%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
63.5 (min: 22) fps ∼26% -61%
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
41 (min: 37) fps ∼55% +15%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
35.6 fps ∼48%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
28.2 fps ∼38% -21%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
27.8 fps ∼38% -22%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
20.7 (min: 18) fps ∼28% -42%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
16.2 (min: 14) fps ∼22% -54%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:4x MSAA + FX
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
51.9 (min: 43) fps ∼65% +15%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
45 fps ∼56%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
35.3 fps ∼44% -22%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
32.3 fps ∼40% -28%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
24.2 (min: 19) fps ∼30% -46%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
18.9 (min: 15) fps ∼24% -58%
Star Wars Battlefront
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
57 (min: 49) fps ∼43% +14%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
49.9 fps ∼38%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
39.6 fps ∼30% -21%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
37.9 fps ∼29% -24%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
27.9 (min: 23) fps ∼21% -44%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
21.9 (min: 18) fps ∼17% -56%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:FX
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
146 (min: 124) fps ∼74% +14%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
128 fps ∼65%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
102.1 fps ∼52% -20%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
102 fps ∼52% -20%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
73.1 (min: 61) fps ∼37% -43%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
59 (min: 50) fps ∼30% -54%
Fallout 4
3840x2160 High Preset AA:T AF:16x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
47.1 (min: 37) fps ∼51% +12%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
41.9 fps ∼45%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
33.7 fps ∼37% -20%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
32.2 fps ∼35% -23%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
24 (min: 18) fps ∼26% -43%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
18 (min: 9) fps ∼20% -57%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
113 (min: 92) fps ∼76% +18%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
95.4 fps ∼64%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
78 fps ∼52% -18%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
77.1 fps ∼52% -19%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
55 (min: 42) fps ∼37% -42%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
43.4 (min: 33) fps ∼29% -55%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
3840x2160 High / On AA:FX
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
50 (min: 41) fps ∼48% +17%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
42.7 fps ∼41%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
34.2 fps ∼33% -20%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
32.2 fps ∼31% -25%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
24.8 (min: 10) fps ∼24% -42%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
19.2 (min: 9) fps ∼18% -55%
1920x1080 Extra / On AA:T2x SM
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
130 (min: 109) fps ∼85% +26%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
103 fps ∼67%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
88.3 fps ∼58% -14%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
85.9 fps ∼56% -17%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
66.7 (min: 52) fps ∼44% -35%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
53 (min: 43) fps ∼35% -49%
Anno 2205
3840x2160 High Preset AA:4x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
61 fps ∼69% +25%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
48.9 fps ∼56%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
38.2 fps ∼43% -22%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
34.1 fps ∼39% -30%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
23.8 (min: 20) fps ∼27% -51%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
18.6 (min: 17) fps ∼21% -62%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:8x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
49 fps ∼64% +10%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
44.6 fps ∼59%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
31.9 fps ∼42% -28%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
30.7 fps ∼40% -31%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
22.7 (min: 19) fps ∼30% -49%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
16.8 (min: 14) fps ∼22% -62%
FIFA 16
3840x2160 High Preset AA:2x MS
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
161 fps ∼59%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
127 fps ∼47% -21%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
124.4 fps ∼46% -23%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
88.2 (min: 35) fps ∼33% -45%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
68.4 (min: 23) fps ∼25% -58%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:4x MS
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
298 fps ∼97% +35%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
287.1 fps ∼94% +31%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
220 fps ∼72%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
192.2 (min: 101) fps ∼63% -13%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
170.9 (min: 160) fps ∼56% -22%
Mad Max
3840x2160 High Preset AF:6x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
70.5 (min: 65) fps ∼42%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
48.1 fps ∼29%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
46.8 fps ∼28%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
33 (min: 28) fps ∼20%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
26 (min: 21) fps ∼15%
1920x1080 Very High Preset AF:12x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
193 (min: 175) fps ∼74% +16%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
166 fps ∼63%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
136.6 fps ∼52% -18%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
132 fps ∼50% -20%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
97.9 (min: 75) fps ∼37% -41%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
77.9 (min: 64) fps ∼30% -53%
Batman: Arkham Knight
3840x2160 High / On (Interactive Smoke & Paper Debris Off) AA:SM AF:8x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
40 fps ∼69%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
34 fps ∼59% -15%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
32 fps ∼55% -20%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
22 (min: 15) fps ∼38% -45%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
18 (min: 13) fps ∼31% -55%
1920x1080 High / On AA:SM AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
77 fps ∼55%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
67 fps ∼48% -13%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
67 fps ∼48% -13%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
44 (min: 28) fps ∼31% -43%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
33 (min: 22) fps ∼23% -57%
The Witcher 3
3840x2160 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
45 (min: 40) fps ∼52% +17%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
38.3 fps ∼44%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
30.1 fps ∼35% -21%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
29 fps ∼33% -24%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
22.8 (min: 19) fps ∼26% -40%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
17.6 (min: 15) fps ∼20% -54%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
58 fps ∼50%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
44.4 fps ∼39% -23%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
44.3 fps ∼39% -24%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
32.6 (min: 25) fps ∼28% -44%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
25.8 (min: 19) fps ∼22% -56%
Dirt Rally
3840x2160 High Preset
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
155 (min: 117) fps ∼95%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
87.7 fps ∼54%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
84.2 fps ∼52%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
58.6 (min: 45) fps ∼36%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
45.5 (min: 25) fps ∼28%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
132 fps ∼79% +56%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
106 fps ∼63% +25%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
97 fps ∼58% +15%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
84.7 fps ∼50%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
72 (min: 54) fps ∼43% -15%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
56.5 (min: 38) fps ∼34% -33%
Dragon Age: Inquisition - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality AA:2x MS
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
107 (min: 81) fps ∼63% +15%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
92.7 fps ∼55%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
66.9 fps ∼39% -28%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
65.4 fps ∼38% -29%
One K73-5N
GeForce GTX 980M, 4790K
47.2 fps ∼28% -49%
Alien: Isolation - 1920x1080 Ultra, On, Shadow Map 2048, HDAO AA:2x SM AF:16x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
195 fps ∼83% +40%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
139 fps ∼59%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
134.4 fps ∼57% -3%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
133 fps ∼57% -4%
One K73-5N
GeForce GTX 980M, 4790K
94.6 fps ∼40% -32%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
75.7 fps ∼32% -46%
Sims 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
148 fps ∼93% +32%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
117.2 fps ∼73% +5%
One K73-5N
GeForce GTX 980M, 4790K
112.4 fps ∼70% 0%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
112 fps ∼70%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
93.8 fps ∼59% -16%
GRID: Autosport - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
150 fps ∼100% +74%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
128.1 fps ∼85% +48%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
86.4 fps ∼58%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
82.3 fps ∼55% -5%
Watch Dogs - 1920x1080 Ultra Overall Quality, Ultra Textures AA:4x MS
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
65.5 fps ∼88% +14%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
59.4 fps ∼80% +3%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
57.7 fps ∼77%
One K73-5N
GeForce GTX 980M, 4790K
46.8 fps ∼63% -19%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
34.4 fps ∼46% -40%
Thief - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FXAA & High SS AF:8x
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
84.8 fps ∼68% +10%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
77 fps ∼61%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
47.9 fps ∼38% -38%
Battlefield 4
3840x2160 High Preset
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
75 (min: 66) fps ∼44% +12%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
67.2 fps ∼40%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
52.5 fps ∼31% -22%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
35.2 (min: 30) fps ∼21% -48%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
27.1 (min: 23) fps ∼16% -60%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
152 (min: 137) fps ∼76% +10%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
138 fps ∼69%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
99.6 fps ∼50% -28%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
54.8 fps ∼27% -60%
Metro: Last Light - 1920x1080 Very High (DX11) AF:16x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
126 fps ∼85% +22%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
103.3 fps ∼69%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
92.3 fps ∼62% -11%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
53.3 fps ∼36% -48%
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
157 fps ∼73% +27%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
124 fps ∼58%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
121.4 fps ∼56% -2%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
72.5 fps ∼34% -42%
Crysis 3 - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:2xSM AF:16x
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
83 (min: 69) fps ∼68% +18%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
70.2 fps ∼58%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
60.7 fps ∼50% -14%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
33.4 fps ∼27% -52%
low med. high ultra4K
Crysis 3 (2013) 70.2fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 124fps
Metro: Last Light (2013) 103.3fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 13867.2fps
Thief (2014) 77fps
Watch Dogs (2014) 67.157.7fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 98.586.4fps
Sims 4 (2014) 118112fps
Alien: Isolation (2014) 145139fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 11492.7fps
Dirt Rally (2015) 86.184.7fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 1035838.3fps
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) 967740fps
Mad Max (2015) 177166fps
FIFA 16 (2015) 220161fps
Anno 2205 (2015) 80.444.648.9fps
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (2015) 11410342.7fps
Fallout 4 (2015) 10695.441.9fps
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 14012849.9fps
Assassin's Creed Syndicate (2015) 66.44535.6fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 18216362.7fps
Just Cause 3 (2015) 10096fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 10284.637.5fps
XCOM 2 (2016) 58.738.523.6fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 847836fps
The Division (2016) 94.375.737fps
Hitman 2016 (2016) 57.557.333fps
Need for Speed 2016 (2016) 88.369.247.8fps
Doom (2016) 12311745.6fps
Overwatch (2016) 23514778.7fps
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016) 10192.436.4fps

Emissions

System Noise

Considering the excellent performance, the GT62VR is not very loud – quite the contrary. 40 dB(A) on average in 3DMark 06 and 46 dB(A) under maximum load are not a lot compared to the much slower Maxwell notebooks. The MSI is even quieter than the 15-inch competition from Acer, Alienware, Gigabyte, and Schenker (see table) in our stress test with the tools FurMark and Prime95.

Noise development idle
Noise development idle
Noise development load
Noise development load
Pink Noise (speakers)
Pink Noise (speakers)

Another advantage is the steady fan speed. During our noise measurements, the fans were never pulsating. We did, however, notice a slight whistling sound from time to time, but it only occurred in some load scenarios. The fans are also active while idling, so you can usually not hear the hard drive; it will only create a clattering sound under heavy accesses.

Noise Level

Idle
32 / 33 / 34 dB(A)
HDD
33 dB(A)
Load
40 / 46 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30 dB(A)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
Schenker XMG P506 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Noise
-5%
-0%
-4%
-3%
Idle Minimum *
32
33
-3%
31
3%
32
-0%
33.6
-5%
Idle Average *
33
34
-3%
32
3%
33
-0%
33.8
-2%
Idle Maximum *
34
35
-3%
36
-6%
37
-9%
34
-0%
Load Average *
40
43
-8%
40
-0%
41
-3%
39.3
2%
Load Maximum *
46
49
-7%
47
-2%
49
-7%
51.4
-12%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

The temperature development of the GT62VR reminds us of other high-end notebooks. Up to 44 °C at the top and up to 53 °C at the bottom results in a average spot within the 15-inch competition. MSI could improve the temperature distribution. The palm rest will reach more than 35 °C when you perform demanding 3D applications. Some gaming notebooks only reach 25-30 °C at this spot.

Stress test
Stress test
Maximum load top (Optris PI 640)
Maximum load top (Optris PI 640)
Maximum load bottom (Optris PI 640)
Maximum load bottom (Optris PI 640)

The components had more problems with our stress test. After one hour maximum load, the GeForce GTX 1070 leveled off at 84 °C. However, the GPU did throttle (~1240 MHz) in extreme scenarios. Intel's Core i7-6700HQ did not throttle, but got quite a bit hotter at around 90 °C.

Max. Load
 43 °C41.1 °C44 °C 
 40.8 °C41.1 °C41 °C 
 36.6 °C39.4 °C37 °C 
Maximum: 44 °C
Average: 40.4 °C
45.3 °C53.1 °C48.1 °C
37 °C42.2 °C35.4 °C
32.6 °C32.3 °C29.7 °C
Maximum: 53.1 °C
Average: 39.5 °C
Power Supply (max.)  45.5 °C | Room Temperature 24 °C | Voltcraft IR-900
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
Schenker XMG P506 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Heat
-2%
14%
-16%
-12%
Maximum Upper Side *
44
50
-14%
42.6
3%
53
-20%
48
-9%
Maximum Bottom *
53.1
57.7
-9%
38.7
27%
58
-9%
57.3
-8%
Idle Upper Side *
28.8
25.7
11%
27.2
6%
33.7
-17%
31.9
-11%
Idle Bottom *
28.2
27.2
4%
22.8
19%
33.2
-18%
33.4
-18%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

The 2.1 system is provided by Dynaudio and creates a pretty good sound in combination with the Nahimic Sound Enhancer. MSI uses two speakers and one subwoofer located at the front or the bottom of the GT62VR, respectively. Thanks to the subwoofer, the 15-inch notebook creates comparatively rich bass. The maximum volume is also usable and sufficient for small up to medium-sized rooms.

Based on our experiences, you do not need external speakers or a headset – contrary to many other notebooks. Games, videos and music sound decent enough.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.6462538.439.83128.231.14030.836.45031.234.96327.934.98028.338.310027.134.712523.340.316023.643.220021.15425021.156.131520.259.240019.164.350019.46563018.366.980019.365.7100018.367.2125019.966.6160019.469.520001874.2250017.665.4315017.567.2400017.363.5500017.458.8630017.353.1800017.357.81000017.255.71250017.258.31600017.151.1SPL30.479.1N1.442.1median 18.3MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21median 59.2Delta1.66.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 57% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 36% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 17%, worst was 29%
Compared to all devices tested
» 31% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 48%

Frequency Comparison (Checkboxen select/deselectable!)
Graph 1: Pink Noise 100% Vol.; Graph 2: Audio off

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Since the GT62VR does not support switchable graphics, we get slightly higher consumption values compared to Optimus devices. 40-46 Watts while idling are still reasonable in our opinion.

The GT62VR deserves praise for the load consumption. About 100 Watts in the first scene of 3DMark 06 and up to 202 Watts in the stress test are quite a lot at a first look, but the GT62VR consumes surprisingly low amounts of power when you consider the performance. The consumption is pretty much on par with the Alienware 15 R2, but its GTX 980M does not stand a chance against the GTX 1070. Pascal is therefore not only very fast, but also quite efficient.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.6 / 1.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 20 / 26 / 32 Watt
Load midlight 100 / 202 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
Schenker XMG P506 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Power Consumption
39%
26%
12%
24%
Idle Minimum *
20
9
55%
12
40%
15
25%
11.4
43%
Idle Average *
26
13
50%
16
38%
20
23%
16.5
37%
Idle Maximum *
32
17
47%
22
31%
27
16%
22
31%
Load Average *
100
81
19%
96
4%
98
2%
94.2
6%
Load Maximum *
202
152
25%
166
18%
210
-4%
192.2
5%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The lack of Nvidia's Optimus technology primarily affects the battery runtime. The screwed 8-cell battery (75 Wh, 5225 mAh) in the power-saving mode at the lowest display luminance only lasts 5 hours in our idle test. Around 4 hours web browsing (medium luminance) are not a great result, either. The Maxwell competition manages between 4,5 and 8 hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
5h 00min
WiFi Surfing v1.3
4h 06min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 37min
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
75.24 Wh
Gigabyte P55W v5
61 Wh
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
 Wh
Schenker XMG P506 PRO
60 Wh
Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
96 Wh
Battery Runtime
46%
93%
4%
85%
Reader / Idle
300
604
101%
310
3%
769
156%
Load
97
93
-4%
98
1%
114
18%
WiFi
WiFi v1.3
246
348
41%
476
93%
267
9%
446
81%
H.264
332
214
456

Pro

+ some surfaces made of metal
+ GTX 1070 very efficient
+ good maintainability
+ excellent performance
+ illuminated keyboard
+ decent sound
+ handy tools
+ good IPS display
+ USB 3.1 Gen.2
+ 8 GB VRAM
+ G-Sync

Cons

- GPU throttling under maximum load
- short battery runtimes
- only one M.2 slot
- base unit is pretty thick

Verdict

In review: MSI GT62VR 6RE Dominator Pro. Test model courtesy of MSI Germany.
In review: MSI GT62VR 6RE Dominator Pro. Test model courtesy of MSI Germany.

MSI generally offers just what gamers currently want. Besides a quad-core processor, 16 GB DDR4-RAM and a Solid State Drive, this would primarily be a high-end GPU with 4K and VR capabilities. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070 is the desired success, both as a desktop as well as mobile version. The Pascal architecture impresses with its excellent performance in combination with high efficiency.

The Full-HD IPS display, the sound and the input devices are not bad, either. It is a similar situation for the port variety, even though some users might miss Thunderbolt 3 and HDMI 2.0. The cooling system is powerful enough for the hardware requirements, and both the noise as well as the temperature development are decent.

Users will only have to make drawbacks in terms of the battery runtime (no graphics switching).

Since the GT62VR weighs slightly less than three kilograms, it will get a good position in our Top 10 Ranking for mobile gaming devices.

MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21 - 08/19/2016 v5.1
Florian Glaser

Chassis
78 / 98 → 80%
Keyboard
81%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
62 / 81 → 77%
Weight
57 / 66 → 84%
Battery
76%
Display
88%
Games Performance
96%
Application Performance
91%
Temperature
83 / 95 → 87%
Noise
76 / 90 → 84%
Audio
75%
Average
79%
85%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Florian Glaser, 2016-08-16 (Update: 2016-08-19)