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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Staff, 12/06/2016

December 2016 update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.

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"Mobile gaming" - what sounded like a bad joke a few years ago has already become common practice; at least in the notebook range. Processors and graphics cards are getting smaller and more power efficient, which makes cooling easier. As a result, powerful components can be packed into slimmer and slimmer cases. While 17-inch powerhouses still dominate (see our 17-inch gaming notebook charts), the 15-inch and smaller range is steadily growing; keyword: "slim gaming".

The following table shows an overview of the Top 10 gaming laptops reviewed by Notebookcheck in the previous 12 months that weight less than 3 kg (~6.6 lb) and are still available. If ratings are equal, the latest review is listed first.

Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks as of December 2016

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreen
185%08/2016Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032TAsus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.6 kg30 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
285%08/2016MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.9 kg40 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
384%10/2016MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth ProMSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.9 kg18 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
484%09/2016MSI GS43VR 6RE-006USMSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
1.9 kg22.8 mm14"1920x1080matte
584%08/2016MSI GS73VR 6RFMSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.4 kg19.6 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
684%08/2016Schenker XMG P507Schenker XMG P507
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.8 kg25 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
784%03/2016Gigabyte P37X v5Gigabyte P37X v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.9 kg23 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
884%12/2015Aorus X3 Plus v5Aorus X3 Plus v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.8 kg22.9 mm13.9"3200x1800matte
983%10/2016Aorus X5 v6Aorus X5 v6
Intel Core i7-6820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.6 kg22.9 mm15.6"2880x1620matte
1083%04/2016Gigabyte P55K v5Gigabyte P55K v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.6 kg34 mm15.6"1920x1080matte

Editors' Comments

1st

Asus GL502VS
Asus GL502VS

Those who like compact devices and travel a lot had better stick to 15-inch devices and smaller. With a height of 3 cm (~1.2 in), the Asus GL502VS is quite slim. Nevertheless, it still performs almost as well as its bulkier 17-inch rivals. Currently, a Core i7-6700HQ and a GeForce GTX 1070 provide more than enough fps - at least as long as you do not want to connect a 4K display and expect smooth gaming in 4K resolution at maximum settings.

In addition, our French test model features a 32 GB DDR4 RAM, an m.2 SSD, and an IPS panel. Considering its small size and passable weight (2.6 kg/~5.7 lb), the GL502VS does not get too loud or hot during gaming. Connectivity, input devices and build quality are also alright, although the chassis creaks in several spots and the mouse replacement could have had better gliding capabilities.

2nd

MSI GT62VR 6RE
MSI GT62VR 6RE

IPS panel with G-Sync support? Check. High-end Pascal GPU? Check. Only one m.2 slot for modern SSDs? Check. USB 3.1 Type C without Thunderbolt? Check. The 15-inch counterpart of the GT72VR has inherited all the advantages and disadvantages of its larger sibling, including the excellent maintainability, and the slightly weak battery life (no graphics switch). In terms of size and weight, the GT62VR performs significantly better. For example, the 17-inch device is as high as 4.8 cm vs. 4.0 cm (~1.9 vs. 1.6 in) and weighs 3.9 kg vs. 2.9 kg (~8.6 vs. 6.4 lb).

Apart from minor details, image and sound quality are nothing to sneeze at. The same is true of the keyboard, the touchpad, and the connectivity. However, with a street price of 2100 Euros (~$2345) the test model shows that Pascal notebooks are very expensive.

3rd

MSI GS63VR 6RF
MSI GS63VR 6RF

Currently, MSI clearly dominates the mobile Gaming Top 10. Apart from the relatively bulky GT62VR, three models from the significantly more compact GS series also made it into the charts. The GS63VR could be the right choice for those who are on the fence about buying the smaller (GS43VR) or the slightly bigger (GS73VR) notebook. The 15-inch gaming notebooks is a perfect travel companion thanks to its low weight of 1.9 kg. We do not feel that the lack of Nvidia's G-Sync is a disadvantage, since Optimus is implemented in return, which improves the battery runtimes.

In addition, the GS63VR does not lack 3D performance. The GeForce GTX 1060, which challenges the former leader, the GTX 980, is a good compromise of price and performance. In addition, our test model comes with 16 GB of DDR4-RAM, a 256 GB SSD, and a 2 TB HDD for 2000 Euros. Furthermore, it uses a standard FHD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels.

4th

MSI GS43VR 6RE
MSI GS43VR 6RE

Currently, portable gamers are absolutely trendy. MSI extremely forced the slim design and presents a brand new 14-inch model powered by a GeForce GTX 1060 in the GS43VR. The graphics card perfectly matches the integrated Full HD display with IPS technology, however, its more expensive GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 siblings perform even significantly better. Otherwise, the MSI packs 32 GB DDR4 RAM and a hard drive capacity as high as 3 TB (m.2-SSD + 2.5 inch HDD) in the test model.

Further strengths are the very light and thin chassis (1.9 kg and 2.3 cm) and a convenient battery life, which boosts mobility. However, MSI could improve the emissions in 3D mode (temperature, system noise) and the sound. Easily reachable inner components and the USB 3.1 Type C port with Thunderbolt are delighting.

5th

MSI GS73VR 6RF
MSI GS73VR 6RF

As the US colleague aptly describes the title, the MSI GS73VR is the slimmest Pascal notebook so far. Thanks to a height of only 20 mm (~0.78 in); the 17-inch model looks extremely stylish and handy. Moreover, a weight of 2.4 kg (~5.3 lb) is low for a high-end notebook. Thus, you should not be so critical about temperature and system noise. The slim build has hardly affected connectivity and input devices.

We particularly liked that the image quality has improved significantly compared to the GS70. Apart from brightness and contrast, color space and viewing angles are considerably better. In general, the US test model, which costs  1800 Euros (~$2010), provides many features. 32 GB DDR4 of RAM and the combination of 1000 GB SSD and 2000 GB HDD should bring enough reserves for the coming years. In contrast, there is still potential for improving the sound quality, the web cam and the battery life.

Discussion

6th

Schenker XMG P507
Schenker XMG P507

Anyone looking for a compact, yet powerful gaming notebook will find an almost ideal choice in the Schenker XMG P507. It is based on the Clevo P651 Barebone and even the model with the GeForce GTX 1060 weighs less than 3 kg (~6.6 lb), which would rather suggest a multimedia product. A height of only 2.5 to 2.9 cm (1 to 1.1 inches; depending on the GPU) is also low in the gaming range.

Like most slim competitors, the system noise is rather high in 3D mode. In contrast, it achieves ratings in the 80% range in temperature, input devices, and connectivity. One of its biggest highlights is the matte IPS display with G-Sync support.

7th

Gigabyte P37X v5
Gigabyte P37X v5

Slim and lean, the Gigabyte P37X v5. Although a high-end model from Nvidia deals with graphics processing with the GeForce GTX 980M, the notebook is only 23 mm (~0.9 in) high. As if the manufacturer had actually planned it, the P37X just meets the criteria for our  “lightweight” category with a weight of 2.9 kg (~6.4 lb). The biggest disadvantage of the slim design is the above average emissions. In 3D mode, the device gets as hot as 70 °C (~158 °F) and as loud as 51 dB(A). Moreover, the stability of the lid and the ClickPad do not appear perfect to us.

In other aspects, the 17-inch device performs relatively well - be it the IPS display, the keyboard with backlight, or the attractive chassis. A maximum of four storage devices (2x M.2 + 2x 2.5 inches) also deserves respect.

8th

Aorus X3 Plus v5
Aorus X3 Plus v5

With a diagonal display size of 35.3 cm (~13.9 inches) and a weight of 1.8 kg (~4 lb), the Aorus X3 Plus v5 (gaming brand from Gigabyte) is one of the smallest high-end notebooks. Despite its slim profile, buyers do not have to do without good performance. For example, the manufacturer has incorporated Nvidia's third-best laptop GPU in the 13-inch chassis. The GeForce GTX 970M is only about 20% slower than the GTX 980M in most games. The rest of the X3 Plus v5's hardware is also nothing to sneeze at. Apart from 16 GB of RAM and an IPS display with 3200x1800 pixels, Aorus has incorporated a PCIe SSD from Samsung with a capacity of 512 GB in the test model for 2400 Euros (~$2686).

We did not like the sensitive touchpad, the weak lid, and the creaky chassis. In addition, the system gets loud under full load. On the other hand, the battery life is decent.

9th

Aorus X5 v6
Aorus X5 v6

In contrast to its predecessor, the Aorus X5 v6 comes with a GeForce GTX 1070 instead of a GTX 980M. The first is about 60% faster in games, which means a big performance gain. Despite the new GPU architecture, the 23 mm thin chassis gets quite warm and loud. In addition, the mother company Gigabyte should improve power consumption and sensitivity of the metal surfaces.

In particular the contrast-rich G-Sync panel with 2880 x 1620 pixels is an advantage. Further pros are the elegant look, the improved touchpad, and the powerful tools (optional CPU and GPU overclocking). As usual for a current gaming notebook, the 15-incher features DDR4-RAM, USB 3.1 Gen2, and a PCIe/NVMe SSD (up to four storage drives!). In addition, several users will appreciate the Macro keys. The device has a decent weight of 2.6 kg.

10th

Gigabyte P55K v5
Gigabyte P55K v5

Gigabyte is evolving more and more into a gaming expert in the laptop range. Apart from the P35X v5 and the P37X v5, the P55K v5 has made it into the lightweight Top 10. Although, with a height of 34 mm (~1.3 in) the 15-inch model is slightly thicker than its siblings, it still gets loud under full load because of its single fan solution.

The chassis also has advantages and disadvantages. For example, the beautiful design and the easy maintenance can only compensate for the unfavorable interface layout to some extent. There is almost nothing to complain about the battery life and the display (IPS panel). Performance-wise, the incorporated GeForce GTX 965M belongs to the lower high-end segment. The review of the GTX 970M variant is available here.

Runners-up

The following devices (<3 kg), which were reviewed in the last month, did not make our Top 10: 

  • Razer Blade 2016 with QHD+ IGZO panel and GeForce GTX 1060. Because of the CPU throttling in 3D applications, the 14-inch notebook is currently not in our Top 10. We will have another look at a model with an EC update shortly, which should solve the problem. It should enter the Top 10 next month at P3 (84 instead of 82 % right now).

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Top 10 in Comparison

Measurement Results

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
38 ms * ∼15%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
34 ms * ∼14%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
31.6 ms * ∼13%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
28 ms * ∼11%
Schenker XMG P507
36 ms * ∼14%
Gigabyte P37X v5
45 ms * ∼18%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
52.4 ms * ∼21%
Aorus X5 v6
34 ms * ∼14%
Gigabyte P55K v5
37.2 ms * ∼15%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
23 ms * ∼10%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
22 ms * ∼9%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
26 ms * ∼11%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
24.4 ms * ∼10%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
9.6 ms * ∼4%
Schenker XMG P507
23 ms * ∼10%
Gigabyte P37X v5
26 ms * ∼11%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
47.2 ms * ∼20%
Aorus X5 v6
32 ms * ∼13%
Gigabyte P55K v5
29.2 ms * ∼12%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
202 Hz ∼2%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
0 Hz ∼0%
Schenker XMG P507
0 Hz ∼0%
Gigabyte P37X v5
0 Hz ∼0%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
198 Hz ∼2%
Aorus X5 v6
198.4 Hz ∼2%
Gigabyte P55K v5
0 Hz ∼0%
Screen
Brightness (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
290 cd/m² ∼41%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
278 cd/m² ∼40%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
279 cd/m² ∼40%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
282 cd/m² ∼40%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
315 cd/m² ∼45%
Schenker XMG P507
292 cd/m² ∼42%
Gigabyte P37X v5
294 cd/m² ∼42%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
370 cd/m² ∼53%
Aorus X5 v6
271 cd/m² ∼39%
Gigabyte P55K v5
259 cd/m² ∼37%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
85 % ∼85%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
88 % ∼88%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
84 % ∼84%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
83 % ∼83%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
86 % ∼86%
Schenker XMG P507
87 % ∼87%
Gigabyte P37X v5
89 % ∼89%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
79 % ∼79%
Aorus X5 v6
83 % ∼83%
Gigabyte P55K v5
72 % ∼72%
Black Level (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
0.32 % * ∼6%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
0.27 % * ∼5%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
0.33 % * ∼7%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
0.57 % * ∼11%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
0.308 % * ∼6%
Schenker XMG P507
0.3 % * ∼6%
Gigabyte P37X v5
0.42 % * ∼8%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
0.293 % * ∼6%
Aorus X5 v6
0.249 % * ∼5%
Gigabyte P55K v5
0.367 % * ∼7%
Contrast (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
984 :1 ∼62%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
1011 :1 ∼63%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
888 :1 ∼56%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
506 :1 ∼32%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
1095 :1 ∼68%
Schenker XMG P507
960 :1 ∼60%
Gigabyte P37X v5
729 :1 ∼46%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
1347 :1 ∼84%
Aorus X5 v6
1126 :1 ∼70%
Gigabyte P55K v5
749 :1 ∼47%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
4.88 * ∼33%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
3.67 * ∼24%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
3.59 * ∼24%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
2.61 * ∼17%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
2.96 * ∼20%
Schenker XMG P507
5.1 * ∼34%
Gigabyte P37X v5
3.51 * ∼23%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
4.8 * ∼32%
Aorus X5 v6
4.94 * ∼33%
Gigabyte P55K v5
3.39 * ∼23%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
4.17 * ∼28%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
2.73 * ∼18%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
3.86 * ∼26%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
1.18 * ∼8%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
2.57 * ∼17%
Schenker XMG P507
4.43 * ∼30%
Gigabyte P37X v5
2.23 * ∼15%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
5.04 * ∼34%
Aorus X5 v6
5.13 * ∼34%
Gigabyte P55K v5
4.21 * ∼28%
Gamma (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
2.53 ∼72%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
2.49 ∼71%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
2.53 ∼72%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
2.24 ∼64%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
2.25 ∼64%
Schenker XMG P507
2.46 ∼70%
Gigabyte P37X v5
2.51 ∼72%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
2.26 ∼65%
Aorus X5 v6
2.26 ∼65%
Gigabyte P55K v5
2.18 ∼62%
CCT (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
6683 ∼668%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
7029 ∼703%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
7229 ∼723%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
6506 ∼651%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
7114 ∼711%
Schenker XMG P507
6687 ∼669%
Gigabyte P37X v5
6346 ∼635%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
7343 ∼734%
Aorus X5 v6
7433 ∼743%
Gigabyte P55K v5
6069 ∼607%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
55 % ∼55%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
55 % ∼55%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
63 % ∼63%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
56.4 % ∼56%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
74.3 % ∼74%
Schenker XMG P507
55 % ∼55%
Gigabyte P37X v5
56 % ∼56%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
63.4 % ∼63%
Aorus X5 v6
55.9 % ∼56%
Gigabyte P55K v5
59.2 % ∼59%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
83 % ∼83%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
84 % ∼84%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
97 % ∼97%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
86.4 % ∼86%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
100 % ∼100%
Schenker XMG P507
83 % ∼83%
Gigabyte P37X v5
85 % ∼85%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
98.1 % ∼98%
Aorus X5 v6
85.9 % ∼86%
Gigabyte P55K v5
90.9 % ∼91%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
32 dB * ∼64%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
32 dB * ∼64%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
32 dB * ∼64%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
32 dB * ∼64%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
31.9 dB * ∼64%
Schenker XMG P507
31 dB * ∼62%
Gigabyte P37X v5
32 dB * ∼64%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
32.1 dB * ∼64%
Aorus X5 v6
33.4 dB * ∼67%
Gigabyte P55K v5
32 dB * ∼64%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
33 dB * ∼66%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
33 dB * ∼66%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
33 dB * ∼66%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
32 dB * ∼64%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
32 dB * ∼64%
Schenker XMG P507
32 dB * ∼64%
Gigabyte P37X v5
34 dB * ∼68%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
32.4 dB * ∼65%
Aorus X5 v6
35.2 dB * ∼70%
Gigabyte P55K v5
33 dB * ∼66%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
34 dB * ∼68%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
34 dB * ∼68%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
34 dB * ∼68%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
33.5 dB * ∼67%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
34 dB * ∼68%
Schenker XMG P507
38 dB * ∼76%
Gigabyte P37X v5
36 dB * ∼72%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
32.5 dB * ∼65%
Aorus X5 v6
35.2 dB * ∼70%
Gigabyte P55K v5
33 dB * ∼66%
Load Average (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
39 dB * ∼78%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
40 dB * ∼80%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
37 dB * ∼74%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
50 dB * ∼100%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
47 dB * ∼94%
Schenker XMG P507
46 dB * ∼92%
Gigabyte P37X v5
40 dB * ∼80%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
40.1 dB * ∼80%
Aorus X5 v6
53.3 dB * ∼107%
Gigabyte P55K v5
41 dB * ∼82%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
51 dB * ∼102%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
46 dB * ∼92%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
46 dB * ∼92%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
51.5 dB * ∼103%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
49.4 dB * ∼99%
Schenker XMG P507
49 dB * ∼98%
Gigabyte P37X v5
51 dB * ∼102%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
54.6 dB * ∼109%
Aorus X5 v6
57.6 dB * ∼115%
Gigabyte P55K v5
50 dB * ∼100%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
48 °C * ∼80%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
44 °C * ∼73%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
45.3 °C * ∼76%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
55.6 °C * ∼93%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
50.8 °C * ∼85%
Schenker XMG P507
49.3 °C * ∼82%
Gigabyte P37X v5
52.7 °C * ∼88%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
44.6 °C * ∼74%
Aorus X5 v6
57 °C * ∼95%
Gigabyte P55K v5
52.6 °C * ∼88%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
46.8 °C * ∼78%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
53.1 °C * ∼89%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
62.6 °C * ∼104%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
62.4 °C * ∼104%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
60 °C * ∼100%
Schenker XMG P507
52.7 °C * ∼88%
Gigabyte P37X v5
70 °C * ∼117%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
49.8 °C * ∼83%
Aorus X5 v6
54 °C * ∼90%
Gigabyte P55K v5
50.2 °C * ∼84%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
33.7 °C * ∼56%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
28.8 °C * ∼48%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
25.3 °C * ∼42%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
33.2 °C * ∼55%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
27.4 °C * ∼46%
Schenker XMG P507
32.6 °C * ∼54%
Gigabyte P37X v5
30.9 °C * ∼52%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
24.8 °C * ∼41%
Aorus X5 v6
36.2 °C * ∼60%
Gigabyte P55K v5
22.6 °C * ∼38%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
30.5 °C * ∼51%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
28.2 °C * ∼47%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
27.3 °C * ∼46%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
37.2 °C * ∼62%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Schenker XMG P507
29.5 °C * ∼49%
Gigabyte P37X v5
31 °C * ∼52%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
24.8 °C * ∼41%
Aorus X5 v6
38 °C * ∼63%
Gigabyte P55K v5
23.4 °C * ∼39%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
243 min ∼9%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
300 min ∼11%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
358 min ∼13%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
577 min ∼21%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
353 min ∼13%
Schenker XMG P507
409 min ∼15%
Gigabyte P37X v5
383 min ∼14%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
481 min ∼18%
Aorus X5 v6
249 min ∼9%
Gigabyte P55K v5
502 min ∼19%
Load (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
58 min ∼2%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
97 min ∼4%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
76 min ∼3%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
78 min ∼3%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
66 min ∼2%
Schenker XMG P507
123 min ∼5%
Gigabyte P37X v5
103 min ∼4%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
55 min ∼2%
Aorus X5 v6
100 min ∼4%
Gigabyte P55K v5
79 min ∼3%
WiFi (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
min ∼0%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
min ∼0%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
min ∼0%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
min ∼0%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
min ∼0%
Schenker XMG P507
min ∼0%
Gigabyte P37X v5
min ∼0%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
min ∼0%
Aorus X5 v6
min ∼0%
Gigabyte P55K v5
min ∼0%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
196 min ∼7%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
246 min ∼9%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
210 min ∼8%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
261 min ∼10%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
213 min ∼8%
Schenker XMG P507
274 min ∼10%
Gigabyte P37X v5
254 min ∼9%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
305 min ∼11%
Aorus X5 v6
182 min ∼7%
Gigabyte P55K v5
295 min ∼11%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
20 Watt * ∼20%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
20 Watt * ∼20%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
18 Watt * ∼18%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
12.1 Watt * ∼12%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
22.6 Watt * ∼23%
Schenker XMG P507
11 Watt * ∼11%
Gigabyte P37X v5
16 Watt * ∼16%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Watt * ∼0%
Aorus X5 v6
25 Watt * ∼25%
Gigabyte P55K v5
10.1 Watt * ∼10%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
24 Watt * ∼24%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
26 Watt * ∼26%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
22 Watt * ∼22%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
19 Watt * ∼19%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
32.7 Watt * ∼33%
Schenker XMG P507
16 Watt * ∼16%
Gigabyte P37X v5
21 Watt * ∼21%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Watt * ∼0%
Aorus X5 v6
28.9 Watt * ∼29%
Gigabyte P55K v5
13.3 Watt * ∼13%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
29 Watt * ∼29%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
32 Watt * ∼32%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
30 Watt * ∼30%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
19.5 Watt * ∼20%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
32.8 Watt * ∼33%
Schenker XMG P507
21 Watt * ∼21%
Gigabyte P37X v5
28 Watt * ∼28%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Watt * ∼0%
Aorus X5 v6
30.1 Watt * ∼30%
Gigabyte P55K v5
15.4 Watt * ∼15%
Load Average (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
86 Watt * ∼25%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
100 Watt * ∼29%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
77 Watt * ∼22%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
106.7 Watt * ∼30%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
114.7 Watt * ∼33%
Schenker XMG P507
80 Watt * ∼23%
Gigabyte P37X v5
96 Watt * ∼27%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Watt * ∼0%
Aorus X5 v6
167.3 Watt * ∼48%
Gigabyte P55K v5
75.8 Watt * ∼22%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
183 Watt * ∼52%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
202 Watt * ∼58%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
165 Watt * ∼47%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
159 Watt * ∼45%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
167.9 Watt * ∼48%
Schenker XMG P507
174 Watt * ∼50%
Gigabyte P37X v5
215 Watt * ∼61%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Watt * ∼0%
Aorus X5 v6
222.6 Watt * ∼64%
Gigabyte P55K v5
144 Watt * ∼41%

Legend

 
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
 
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
 
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
MSI GS73VR 6RF Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
Schenker XMG P507 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
Gigabyte P37X v5 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
Aorus X3 Plus v5 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
Aorus X5 v6 Intel Core i7-6820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256 m.2
 
Gigabyte P55K v5 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
15822 Points ∼62%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
15492 Points ∼61%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
12411 Points ∼49%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
12462 Points ∼49%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
12423 Points ∼49%
Schenker XMG P507
12349 Points ∼49%
Gigabyte P37X v5
11171 Points ∼44%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
9297 Points ∼37%
Aorus X5 v6
18156 Points ∼72%
Gigabyte P55K v5
7269 Points ∼29%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
12909 Points ∼55%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
12317 Points ∼53%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
9704 Points ∼42%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
9814 Points ∼42%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
9609 Points ∼41%
Schenker XMG P507
9331 Points ∼40%
Gigabyte P37X v5
8355 Points ∼36%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
6489 Points ∼28%
Aorus X5 v6
14476 Points ∼62%
Gigabyte P55K v5
4760 Points ∼20%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
23797 Points ∼51%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
23736 Points ∼51%
Schenker XMG P507
23626 Points ∼51%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
22943 Points ∼62%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
23368 Points ∼63%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
21915 Points ∼59%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
23391 Points ∼63%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
22781 Points ∼62%
Schenker XMG P507
22874 Points ∼62%
Gigabyte P37X v5
22845 Points ∼62%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
20458 Points ∼56%
Aorus X5 v6
30162 Points ∼82%
Gigabyte P55K v5
18013 Points ∼49%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
5926 Points ∼74%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
5321 Points ∼66%
Schenker XMG P507
6138 Points ∼76%
Gigabyte P37X v5
5422 Points ∼67%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
5396 Points ∼67%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
4651 Points ∼82%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
4541 Points ∼80%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
4060 Points ∼72%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
4016 Points ∼71%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
4012 Points ∼71%
Gigabyte P37X v5
4041 Points ∼71%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
4033 Points ∼71%
Aorus X5 v6
4828 Points ∼85%
Gigabyte P55K v5
3845 Points ∼68%

Legend

 
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
 
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
 
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
MSI GS73VR 6RF Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
Schenker XMG P507 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
Gigabyte P37X v5 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
Aorus X3 Plus v5 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
Aorus X5 v6 Intel Core i7-6820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256 m.2
 
Gigabyte P55K v5 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
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