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MSI GP72 6QF Leopard Pro-614IT

Specifications

MSI GP72 6QF Leopard Pro-614IT
MSI GP72 6QF Leopard Pro-614IT (GP72 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M - 4096 MB, GDDR5
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 SDRAM
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, glossy: no
Storage
1000 GB HDD 128 GB SDD
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5)
Weight
2.6 kg ( = 91.71 oz / 5.73 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI GP72 6QF Leopard Pro-614IT

Recensione MSI GP72 6QF Leopard Pro-614IT
Source: Wiz Blog Italian IT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; backlit keyboard; good hardware; high performance; decent ergonomy; compact size.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2016
90% MSI GP72 6QF Leopard Pro
Source: Tekno Seyir TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

Model: The MSI GP72 6QF Leopard Pro-614IT M is a gaming laptop which is top of the range from the well-kept design that is built with quality materials. The design of MSI GP72 6QF Leopard Pro-614IT is well defined and indicates immediately that it is a computer made for gaming, but remains sober, avoiding too garish colors, which is appreciated by users who like a cleaner design. The outer shell of the laptop is made of black polycarbonate. Under the constructive aspect, this product does not disappoint, the materials are of good quality even if the laptop does not come close to the most expensive products on the market. Besides that, it features a SteelSeries keyboard with backlight and several special keys and shortcuts that can be very useful during gaming and standard use such as web surfing. The screen has a 15.6-inch diagonal and Full HD resolution. The TN panel offers a viewing angle of 170 degrees horizontally. Although it is not an IPS panel, it offers wider viewing angles and bright colors which a good balance between quality and convenience to the manufacturer for the player. On the top edge of the display, there is a an HD web cam, which could be ideal when the user needs to communicate online with other players while gaming.

The MSI GP72 6QF Leopard Pro-614IT is equipped with an Intel i7 processor 6700HQ, a fairly powerful solution. The processor is a quad core with Hyper-Threading, a base clock frequency of 2.6 GHz and a turbo clock of 3.5 GHz. The system comes with 16 GB of DDR4 2133 MHz RAM and a 1 TB HDD as well as a 256 GB SSD, in which the operating system has been installed, as storage devices. As for the graphic card, it features an Nvidia GeForce 960M with Maxwell architecture with 649 CUDA cores and base clock of 1096 MHz. The memory clock can reach up to 2500 MHz with a 128-bit bus for a bandwidth of 80 GB/s and the dedicated VRAM is a 2 GB GDDR5 memory. This graphics card should be able to run all current games smoothly, but giving up the maximum level of detail. The connections are located on the lateral edges of the notebook. On the right, there is the SD card reader, a USB port and the burner, while on the left there are the Ethernet port, two USB ports 3.0 and a USB 3.0 Type C, an HDMI port and a mini DisplayPort, a Kensington Lock slot and two jacks for headphones and microphone. As for connectivity, the MSI GP72 6QF Leopard Pro-614IT comes with free Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, a Gigabit Ethernet port and Bluetooth 4.0 and offers all types of connections commonly available.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).


90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-11-13 (Update: 2016-11-13)