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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Florian Glaser, 02/06/2017

February 2017 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.

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We have divided the Top 10 into two sections to meet the increasing number of lightweight gaming notebooks. You can now find a list with the best high-end laptops that weigh less than 3 kg (~6.6 lb) here. Our "classic" Gaming Top 10 (without any restrictions in terms of weight) is obviously still available.

The following table shows an overview of the top 10 gaming notebooks that we have reviewed in the previous 10 months. Upon an equal rating, newer articles are listed first.

Top 10 Gaming Notebooks as of February 2017

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
187%01/2017
new!
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
4.1 kg49 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
287%10/2016MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
Intel Core i7-6820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
5.5 kg69 mm18.4"1920x1080matte
387%08/2016Asus G752VS-XB78KAsus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
64 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
4.5 kg51 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
486%01/2017
new!
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
3.8 kg48 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
586%09/2016Schenker Technologies XMG U727Schenker Technologies XMG U727
Intel Core i7-6700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
5.5 kg47 mm17.3"3840x2160matte
685%01/2017
new!
Eurocom Tornado F5Eurocom Tornado F5
Intel Core i7-7700K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
64 GB Memory, 512 GB 
3.1 kg39.8 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
785%12/2016Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765QAcer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
3.7 kg39 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
885%12/2016Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039TAsus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.5 kg24 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
985%12/2016Razer Blade (2016)Razer Blade (2016)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2 kg18 mm14"3200x1800glossy
1085%11/2016Aorus X7 v6Aorus X7 v6
Intel Core i7-6820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
3.2 kg25 mm17.3"2560x1440matte

Top 10 of the previous 10 months at the time of writing - current articles are listed first


Editors' Comments

1st

MSI GT73VR 7RF
MSI GT73VR 7RF

The MSI GT73VR 7RF takes the lead in the Gaming Top 10. In comparison to its strongest rivals, the 17-inch device scores points with a 120 Hz display and significantly better maintainability. Under the hood, the MSI not only has three M.2 slots (two of them: PCIe/NVMe), but it also has a huge cooling system consisting of two fans and a record-breaking number of 10 heat-pipes. This is not surprising, since the high-end device uses the currently strongest notebook chip with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080. In addition, the Turbo mode (shift function of the Dragon Center) overclocks the CPU and GPU.

Further highlights are powerful sound, acceptable temperature development, and a stylish light for the keyboard and touchpad. Apart from color precision, the matte FHD display appears very good (fast response time, G-Sync, great contrast). The only disadvantages are its bulky build, poor battery life, and loud system noise under full load.

2nd

MSI GT83VR 6RE
MSI GT83VR 6RE

The MSI GT83VR 6RE is indeed a special notebook: The desktop replacement is richly equipped with two NVMe SSDs in RAID 0, two GTX 1070 cards in SLI mode, 32 GB of RAM, and a Core i7-6820HK, which is overclocked up to 4 GHz. Those who are looking for maximum performance but do not want a tower PC could like the 18-inch device if it was not for the steep price. MSI charges about 4000 Euros (~$4299) for the used technology.

While connectivity, display (unfortunately only Full HD), and sound system meet the high expectations, the system noise is a big disadvantage. The GT83VR reached up to 57 dB(A) under full load, which is high, even for a gaming notebook. However, the mechanical keyboard deserves respect. Inputs are significantly crisper and more precise compared to a standard keyboard. The touchpad with number block functionality is also futuristic. Moreover, you cannot complain about performance: The Pascal SLI combo outperforms the GTX 980 SLI of the predecessor by about 20 to 50% in synthetic graphics benchmarks.

3rd

Asus G752VS
Asus G752VS

The G752VS from Asus also comes in tied for 2nd place. It impresses with an overclocked GeForce GTX 1070 and an overclocked Core i7-6820HK. Apart from a decent system noise (40-47 dB(A) in 3D mode), the bright and viewing-angle stable IPS panel with G-Sync support is a reason to buy this laptop. In addition, the temperature is relatively low, the connectivity is excellent (but the interface layout is unfavorable), and the input devices are good.

However, it does not perform well enough for 88%. On the one hand, the maintainability could be better (non-technical users cannot get to the cooling system). On the other hand, the G752VS weighs as much as 4.5 kilograms (~9.9 lb).

4th

MSI GT72VR 7RE
MSI GT72VR 7RE

Nearly six months after the launch of the GT72VR 6RE (Skylake), MSI rolls out the Kaby Lake successor GT72VR 7RE. According to our tests, the Core i7-7700HQ is only just under 10% faster than the very successful Core i7-6700HQ.

The GT72VR also proves to be state-of-the-art in the other categories. For example, Nvidia's G-Sync technology minimizes display stutter and input lag. In addition, the test model comes with an M.2 SSD with a capacity of 256 GB, 16 GB DDR4 RAM, and a 120 Hz panel. Speaking of the display: The GTX 1070 is capable of running all games smoothly with maximum details and multiple anti-aliasing in native Full HD resolution. Moreover, maintenance is easy (GPU based on MXM), the sound is good, and the connectivity is versatile. However, it is annoying that MSI has omitted or reduced several features (manual graphics switch, the Thunderbolt port and the number of M.2 slots), which the predecessor provided - so that the manufacturer can better push the GT73VR.

5th

Schenker XMG U727
Schenker XMG U727

The Schenker XMG U727 is a prime example of a full-fledged desktop replacement. Despite its heavy weight (~5.5 kg/~12.1 lb) and thick build (4.7 cm/~1.8 in) the 17-inch case could mostly convince us. In particular, the upgradeability and the display deserve praise. Not only does the 4K panel incorporated in our test model impress with a high resolution, but it also offers a surprisingly high color space (88% AdobeRGB), to which you have to get used to however.

The performance of the SLI combo is also noteworthy. Two GTX 1080 chips achieve a performance level which is unmatched to date. While the XMG U727 does not last long on battery, its sound is top-notch. The same is true for connectivity (Thunderbolt 3), keyboard, and touchpad. However, temperature and system noise are only mediocre.

Discussion

6th

Eurocom Tornado F5
Eurocom Tornado F5

In contrast to Schenker Technologies, Eurocom does not use a Clevo barebone but uses an MSI barebone for its 15-inch DTR, which visually and technically resembles the GT62VR. The bundle does not need to hide behind the competition. Thanks to a Core i7-7700K and a GeForce GTX 1070, the Tornado F5 lives up to its name. In addition, it is richly equipped with up to 64 GB DDR4 RAM. The test model features a combination of SSD and HDD. A Full HD panel with IPS technology and G-Sync support is responsible for graphics output.

As usual for an MSI notebook, it comes with many interfaces and features (e.g. manual fan control and extensive lighting). A further pro is the easy maintainability, which allows many upgrades and eases cleaning. The emissions are a mixed bag. While the chassis temperatures are acceptable, the system noise is quite high under load.

7th

Acer Predator 15 G9-593
Acer Predator 15 G9-593

While Acer was primarily known for office and multimedia notebooks in the past, it has been venturing into the gaming sector for some time now. While the Nitro series is deliberately targeting price-conscious gamers, the Predator series is made for demanding gamers. The current 15-inch model is called G9-593 and achieved a total rating of 85% in our test. The most important unique features are the design and the additional fan called FrostCore, which is included in all models and can be used instead of the optical drive. However, you should not expect wonders, since the fans get as loud as 43 - 49 dB during 3D tasks.

Otherwise, Acer has focused on creating a future-proof device, be it in terms of connectivity or display (G-Sync). However, its bulky case does not look that modern. A weight of 3.7 kg and a height of 3.9 cm are a bit outdated in times of slim gamers such as the MSI GS73VR. The manufacturer offers the Predator 17 G9-793 for those who prefer 17-inch laptops.

8th

Asus GL502VM
Asus GL502VM

Those who like compact devices and travel a lot had better stick to 15-inch devices and smaller. At a height of 2.4 cm, the Asus GL502VM is very slim. Nevertheless, it still performs almost as well as its bulkier 17-inch rivals. Currently, a Core i7-6700HQ and a GeForce GTX 1060 provide more than enough fps for FHD gaming.

In addition, our test model features 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, an M.2 SSD, and an IPS panel. However, the GL502VM gets quite loud and hot during gaming because of its small size. The slightly thicker GL502VS variant with GTX 1070 performs better in this aspect. Connectivity, weight (about 2.5 kg), input devices, and build quality are nothing to sneeze at in general. By the way, the 17-inch variant is called GL702VM.

9th

Razer Blade (2016)
Razer Blade (2016)

Razer's 14-inch gamer had some issues at launch time. For example, the original revision of the Blade also suffered from CPU throttling to 800 MHz during normal 3D use (games etc.), which partly significantly reduces the performance. Since then, Razer has launched an EC update (link), which can be installed easily and solved the problem but increased the fan noise in return (the FHD counterpart was directly tested with the new EC). In addition, Razer could improve key labeling and sound quality - even more so in view of the steep price.

Apart from this, the 14-inch laptop performs very well. The expensive QHD+ model with 3200x1800 pixels is the right choice for those who wish for a high resolution. However, the display is glossy because of its touch functionality, which often leads to disturbing reflections. Gamers who like to travel should still give the Blade a chance. Hardly any high-end model is as slim (1.8 cm), light (1.96 kg) AND has such a high-end build quality.

10th

Aorus X7 v6
Aorus X7 v6

With a weight of 3.2 kg (~7lb), the Aorus X7 v6 is currently the lightest 17-inch notebook which has made it into the Top 10 Gaming Notebooks list. In view of the low height (2.5 cm/~1 in) it is all the more surprising that the parent company Gigabyte has incorporated a GeForce GTX 1070 into the sleek aluminum case and even cools it well. In other devices, Nvidia's premium model not only gets warmer, but it also performs worse. Thanks to a great Turbo behavior and the fact that the CPU is overclocked by default (Core i7-6820HK @4.0 GHz), the X7 v6 works faster by about 10% in 3D programs than the HP Omen 17, which was launched at about the same time but is also cheaper by more than one-third (1800 vs. 3000 Euros/~$1934 vs. ~$3224). On the other hand, the Gigabyte notebook appeals with double the RAM capacity and double the SSD capacity.

As the manufacturer has optimized many details, including keyboard, touchpad, and cooling system compared with the previous generation (Aorus X7 v5), the device can finally compete with the high-end flagships from Asus, Alienware, MSI, and Clevo now. However, it could not reach a higher position due to modest speakers and high system noise under intensive load. Apart from mobility (compact size, moderate weight), the biggest reason to buy it could be its QHD display with 120 Hz and G-Sync.

Runners-up

The following devices, which were reviewed in the last month, did not make our Top 10:

Recent Gaming Notebook Awards

Comparison of the Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Measurement Results

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
26 ms * ∼9%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
37 ms * ∼13%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
38 ms * ∼14%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
29 ms * ∼11%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
39 ms * ∼14%
Eurocom Tornado F5
33.6 ms * ∼12%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
35 ms * ∼13%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
40 ms * ∼14%
Razer Blade (2016)
41 ms * ∼15%
Aorus X7 v6
31 ms * ∼11%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
7 ms * ∼3%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
21 ms * ∼9%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
22 ms * ∼9%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
7 ms * ∼3%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
24 ms * ∼10%
Eurocom Tornado F5
31.2 ms * ∼13%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
25 ms * ∼10%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
25 ms * ∼10%
Razer Blade (2016)
37 ms * ∼15%
Aorus X7 v6
10 ms * ∼4%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
250 Hz ∼2%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
0 Hz ∼0%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
0 Hz ∼0%
Eurocom Tornado F5
0 Hz ∼0%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
0 Hz ∼0%
Razer Blade (2016)
200 Hz ∼2%
Aorus X7 v6
0 Hz ∼0%
Screen
Brightness (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
284 cd/m² ∼41%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
277 cd/m² ∼40%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
317 cd/m² ∼45%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
277 cd/m² ∼40%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
328 cd/m² ∼47%
Eurocom Tornado F5
310 cd/m² ∼44%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
267 cd/m² ∼38%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
296 cd/m² ∼42%
Razer Blade (2016)
328 cd/m² ∼47%
Aorus X7 v6
312 cd/m² ∼45%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
85 % ∼85%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
84 % ∼84%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
88 % ∼88%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
87 % ∼87%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
87 % ∼87%
Eurocom Tornado F5
90 % ∼90%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
83 % ∼83%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
88 % ∼88%
Razer Blade (2016)
69 % ∼69%
Aorus X7 v6
80 % ∼80%
Black Level (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
0.25 % * ∼5%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
0.4 % * ∼8%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
0.3 % * ∼6%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
0.27 % * ∼5%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
0.32 % * ∼6%
Eurocom Tornado F5
0.33 % * ∼7%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
0.27 % * ∼5%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
0.33 % * ∼7%
Razer Blade (2016)
0.22 % * ∼4%
Aorus X7 v6
0.5 % * ∼10%
Contrast (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
1228 :1 ∼77%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
775 :1 ∼48%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
1093 :1 ∼68%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
1107 :1 ∼69%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
1125 :1 ∼70%
Eurocom Tornado F5
957 :1 ∼60%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
1011 :1 ∼63%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
973 :1 ∼61%
Razer Blade (2016)
1491 :1 ∼93%
Aorus X7 v6
686 :1 ∼43%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
9.65 * ∼64%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
1.83 * ∼12%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
3.74 * ∼25%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
9.65 * ∼64%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
3.94 * ∼26%
Eurocom Tornado F5
5 * ∼33%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
3.77 * ∼25%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
4.42 * ∼29%
Razer Blade (2016)
1.91 * ∼13%
Aorus X7 v6
7.33 * ∼49%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
10.07 * ∼67%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
1.38 * ∼9%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
2.67 * ∼18%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
9.68 * ∼65%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
4.13 * ∼28%
Eurocom Tornado F5
4.2 * ∼28%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
2.48 * ∼17%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
3.34 * ∼22%
Razer Blade (2016)
1.69 * ∼11%
Aorus X7 v6
7.6 * ∼51%
Gamma (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
2.12 ∼61%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
2.44 ∼70%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
2.41 ∼69%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
1.89 ∼54%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
2.46 ∼70%
Eurocom Tornado F5
2.12 ∼61%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
2.37 ∼68%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
2.4 ∼69%
Razer Blade (2016)
2.3 ∼66%
Aorus X7 v6
2.19 ∼63%
CCT (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
12145 ∼1215%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
6723 ∼672%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
6861 ∼686%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
11652 ∼1165%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
6533 ∼653%
Eurocom Tornado F5
6107 ∼611%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
6854 ∼685%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
6213 ∼621%
Razer Blade (2016)
6418 ∼642%
Aorus X7 v6
9024 ∼902%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
75 % ∼75%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
59 % ∼59%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
56 % ∼56%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
75 % ∼75%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
88 % ∼88%
Eurocom Tornado F5
54.5 % ∼55%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
55 % ∼55%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
55 % ∼55%
Razer Blade (2016)
63 % ∼63%
Aorus X7 v6
55 % ∼55%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
100 % ∼100%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
90 % ∼90%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
85 % ∼85%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
100 % ∼100%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
100 % ∼100%
Eurocom Tornado F5
83 % ∼83%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
84 % ∼84%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
83 % ∼83%
Razer Blade (2016)
97 % ∼97%
Aorus X7 v6
84 % ∼84%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
34 dB * ∼68%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
33 dB * ∼66%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
31 dB * ∼62%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
34 dB * ∼68%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
33 dB * ∼66%
Eurocom Tornado F5
33.3 dB * ∼67%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
31 dB * ∼62%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
32 dB * ∼64%
Razer Blade (2016)
31 dB * ∼62%
Aorus X7 v6
33 dB * ∼66%
Idle Average (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
35 dB * ∼70%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
34 dB * ∼68%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
32 dB * ∼64%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
35 dB * ∼70%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
35 dB * ∼70%
Eurocom Tornado F5
33.5 dB * ∼67%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
35 dB * ∼70%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
33 dB * ∼66%
Razer Blade (2016)
33 dB * ∼66%
Aorus X7 v6
35 dB * ∼70%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
37 dB * ∼74%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
35 dB * ∼70%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
33 dB * ∼66%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
37 dB * ∼74%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
40 dB * ∼80%
Eurocom Tornado F5
33.5 dB * ∼67%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
38 dB * ∼76%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
34 dB * ∼68%
Razer Blade (2016)
35 dB * ∼70%
Aorus X7 v6
40 dB * ∼80%
Load Average (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
39 dB * ∼78%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
48 dB * ∼96%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
40 dB * ∼80%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
37 dB * ∼74%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
44 dB * ∼88%
Eurocom Tornado F5
44.2 dB * ∼88%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
43 dB * ∼86%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
44 dB * ∼88%
Razer Blade (2016)
39 dB * ∼78%
Aorus X7 v6
43 dB * ∼86%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
56 dB * ∼112%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
57 dB * ∼114%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
47 dB * ∼94%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
44 dB * ∼88%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
53 dB * ∼106%
Eurocom Tornado F5
52.5 dB * ∼105%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
49 dB * ∼98%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
53 dB * ∼106%
Razer Blade (2016)
51 dB * ∼102%
Aorus X7 v6
54 dB * ∼108%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
39.8 °C * ∼66%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
35.8 °C * ∼60%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
42.9 °C * ∼72%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
41.5 °C * ∼69%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
55.8 °C * ∼93%
Eurocom Tornado F5
37.4 °C * ∼62%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
40.5 °C * ∼68%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
65.3 °C * ∼109%
Razer Blade (2016)
52.7 °C * ∼88%
Aorus X7 v6
47.5 °C * ∼79%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
47.8 °C * ∼80%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
42.8 °C * ∼71%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
41.5 °C * ∼69%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
50.6 °C * ∼84%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
63.7 °C * ∼106%
Eurocom Tornado F5
44.8 °C * ∼75%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
42 °C * ∼70%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
64.4 °C * ∼107%
Razer Blade (2016)
48.4 °C * ∼81%
Aorus X7 v6
54.5 °C * ∼91%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
27.1 °C * ∼45%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
24.7 °C * ∼41%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
31.6 °C * ∼53%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
26.4 °C * ∼44%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
34.7 °C * ∼58%
Eurocom Tornado F5
25.4 °C * ∼42%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
28.2 °C * ∼47%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
35.4 °C * ∼59%
Razer Blade (2016)
29.3 °C * ∼49%
Aorus X7 v6
28.6 °C * ∼48%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
27.4 °C * ∼46%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
22.8 °C * ∼38%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
29.5 °C * ∼49%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
25.4 °C * ∼42%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
34.7 °C * ∼58%
Eurocom Tornado F5
24.8 °C * ∼41%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
24.3 °C * ∼41%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
31.6 °C * ∼53%
Razer Blade (2016)
28.4 °C * ∼47%
Aorus X7 v6
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
min ∼0%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
152 min ∼6%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
311 min ∼12%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
316 min ∼12%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
157 min ∼6%
Eurocom Tornado F5
291 min ∼11%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
min ∼0%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
315 min ∼12%
Razer Blade (2016)
min ∼0%
Aorus X7 v6
min ∼0%
Load (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
min ∼0%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
54 min ∼2%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
84 min ∼3%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
91 min ∼3%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
78 min ∼3%
Eurocom Tornado F5
67 min ∼2%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
114 min ∼4%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
87 min ∼3%
Razer Blade (2016)
min ∼0%
Aorus X7 v6
min ∼0%
WiFi (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
min ∼0%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
min ∼0%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
min ∼0%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
min ∼0%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
min ∼0%
Eurocom Tornado F5
min ∼0%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
min ∼0%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
min ∼0%
Razer Blade (2016)
min ∼0%
Aorus X7 v6
min ∼0%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
160 min ∼6%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
120 min ∼4%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
210 min ∼8%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
230 min ∼9%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
118 min ∼4%
Eurocom Tornado F5
216 min ∼8%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
285 min ∼11%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
220 min ∼8%
Razer Blade (2016)
243 min ∼9%
Aorus X7 v6
182 min ∼7%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
29 Watt * ∼29%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
32 Watt * ∼32%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
24 Watt * ∼24%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
20 Watt * ∼20%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
43 Watt * ∼43%
Eurocom Tornado F5
21.2 Watt * ∼21%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
18 Watt * ∼18%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
16 Watt * ∼16%
Razer Blade (2016)
9 Watt * ∼9%
Aorus X7 v6
29 Watt * ∼29%
Idle Average (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
35 Watt * ∼35%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
47 Watt * ∼47%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
31 Watt * ∼31%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
27 Watt * ∼27%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
53 Watt * ∼53%
Eurocom Tornado F5
25.1 Watt * ∼25%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
24 Watt * ∼24%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
19 Watt * ∼19%
Razer Blade (2016)
14 Watt * ∼14%
Aorus X7 v6
31 Watt * ∼31%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
40 Watt * ∼40%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
52 Watt * ∼52%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
36 Watt * ∼36%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
31 Watt * ∼31%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
64 Watt * ∼64%
Eurocom Tornado F5
26.3 Watt * ∼26%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
29 Watt * ∼29%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
23 Watt * ∼23%
Razer Blade (2016)
22 Watt * ∼22%
Aorus X7 v6
38 Watt * ∼38%
Load Average (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
94 Watt * ∼27%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
152 Watt * ∼43%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
94 Watt * ∼27%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
86 Watt * ∼25%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
185 Watt * ∼53%
Eurocom Tornado F5
169.4 Watt * ∼48%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
86 Watt * ∼25%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
68 Watt * ∼19%
Razer Blade (2016)
72 Watt * ∼21%
Aorus X7 v6
111 Watt * ∼32%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
315 Watt * ∼90%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
366 Watt * ∼105%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
204 Watt * ∼58%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
184 Watt * ∼53%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
490 Watt * ∼140%
Eurocom Tornado F5
202.4 Watt * ∼58%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
201 Watt * ∼57%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
157 Watt * ∼45%
Razer Blade (2016)
124 Watt * ∼35%
Aorus X7 v6
253 Watt * ∼72%

Legend

 
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296 Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL (RAID 0)
 
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451 Intel Core i7-6820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop), 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL (RAID 0)
 
Asus G752VS-XB78K Intel Core i7-6820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
 
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG5
 
Schenker Technologies XMG U727 Intel Core i7-6700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
 
Eurocom Tornado F5 Intel Core i7-7700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
 
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), LiteOn CV1-8B512
 
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
 
Razer Blade (2016) Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
 
Aorus X7 v6 Intel Core i7-6820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
20510 Points ∼81%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
24267 Points ∼96%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
17151 Points ∼68%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
15575 Points ∼61%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
24547 Points ∼97%
Eurocom Tornado F5
18317 Points ∼72%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
15768 Points ∼62%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
12682 Points ∼50%
Razer Blade (2016)
11139 Points ∼44%
Aorus X7 v6
17911 Points ∼71%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
16478 Points ∼70%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
21132 Points ∼90%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
13621 Points ∼58%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
13685 Points ∼59%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
21423 Points ∼92%
Eurocom Tornado F5
14664 Points ∼63%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
12973 Points ∼55%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
9663 Points ∼41%
Razer Blade (2016)
9193 Points ∼39%
Aorus X7 v6
13761 Points ∼59%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
31711 Points ∼86%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
31696 Points ∼86%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
27498 Points ∼75%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
26904 Points ∼73%
Eurocom Tornado F5
34367 Points ∼93%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
24262 Points ∼66%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
23340 Points ∼63%
Aorus X7 v6
28781 Points ∼78%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
7635 Points ∼95%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
7551 Points ∼94%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
6803 Points ∼85%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
6618 Points ∼82%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
6605 Points ∼82%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
6520 Points ∼81%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
6527 Points ∼81%
Aorus X7 v6
5946 Points ∼74%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
5332 Points ∼94%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
5575 Points ∼98%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
5009 Points ∼88%
Schenker Technologies XMG U727
4507 Points ∼80%
Eurocom Tornado F5
5476 Points ∼97%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
4692 Points ∼83%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
4741 Points ∼84%
Razer Blade (2016)
3417 Points ∼60%

Legend

 
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296 Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL (RAID 0)
 
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451 Intel Core i7-6820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop), 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL (RAID 0)
 
Asus G752VS-XB78K Intel Core i7-6820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
 
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG5
 
Schenker Technologies XMG U727 Intel Core i7-6700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
 
Eurocom Tornado F5 Intel Core i7-7700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
 
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), LiteOn CV1-8B512
 
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
 
Razer Blade (2016) Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
 
Aorus X7 v6 Intel Core i7-6820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7

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