MSI GP62-2QE Gaming Laptop Review: Worth it?

03| Performance & Temperature

First let’s talk about specs. Do note that this laptop also comes in the Skylake variant

CPU Intel Core i7-5700HQ @ 2.7 GHz (up to 3.5 GHz)
RAM 16GB (2 x 8GB) 1600 MHz DDR3L
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2GB DDR3
Storage 1 x 128GB Toshiba HG6 M.2 SSD
1 x Toshiba 1TB 5400 RPM SATA III 6.0Gbps HDD
Software Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
358.87 WHQL NVIDIA Game Ready Driver
MSI Dragon Gaming Centre
Killer Network Manager
Connectivity Intel Wireless-AC 3160 and Killer™ E2200 LAN
Bluetooth 4.0
3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0
SD card reader
Display 15.6″ WLED TN FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Display
1 x Mini-DisplayPort v1.2
1 x HDMI 1.4
Audio Stereo speakers (two speakers per channel)
1 x 3.5mm microphone input
1 x 3.5mm audio output
Power 120W AC adapter, 6 cell battery (non-removable)
Dimensions 38.8 x 26 x 3 cm
Weight 2.3 kg

Now that we have the specs of the GP62-2QE covered, how does this perform? Well of course, general tasks run like a monster on this laptop. For those who want some productivity and some rendering, this may get onto your list due to that huge 16GB of RAM paired with Nvidia’s CUDA Technology. I tried to run High-End Games on this laptop, though I could guarantee that games like CSGO, DOTA 2, LOL and more games run without any issue. Here’s a CPUZ and GPUZ of this laptop.

CPUZ

GPUZ

Here are a few more numbers for you to crunch!

CB MSI GP62-2QE Cinebench TEST

Here’s a benchmark of the SSD

DISKMARK CRYSTAL SSD MSI GP62-2QE

Well the SSD is at its limit. Its great to see MSI include the SSD here. Having an SSD in a Gaming Machine is very necessary especially when dealing with large files. MSI has got you covered with an M.2 128GB SSD, though I would have liked them to squish in a 256GB M.2 SSD.

 

DISKMARK CRYSTAL HDD

MSI also included a 1TB 5400RPM HDD which is really handy indeed especially when you wanna squish some bulk into the laptop.

Here’s the benchmarks of the games that I had!

Unigine Heaven Benchmark

ULTRA PRESET, 8X TSAA/8X MSAA | Average: 13.8 FPS / Min: 5.6FPS / Max: 28.2

Battlefield 4

Medium Preset | Average 31FPS / Min: 20 FPS / Max: 38FPS

GTA V

MSAA/FXAA=OFF, NORMAL SETTINGS | Average: 69 FPS/ Min 26 FPS/ Max: 154 FPS

Batman Arkham Knight

LOW CONFIG | Average 30 FPS / Min: 25 FPS / Max: 42 FPS

Shadow Of Mordor

LOW PRESET | Average 35 FPS/ Min: 29.26/ Max: 116.44 LOWEST PRESET | Average 36 FPS / Min: 31 / Max 125

Temperatures

As of the temperatures here they are.

Testing Methodology:

Running Unigine Heaven Benchmark Maxed Out for 10 minutes

Intel Core i7 5700HQ

Idle : 43°C

Full Load: 73°C

Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M

At Idle: 38°C

Full Load: 65°C

Well I guess that’s all for the performance numbers. Well in my opinion, MSI has brought good hardware at a competitive price.Though, there’s always room for improvement. Those who want the “Ultra” or “Maxed Out Graphics” on AAA titles hsouldn’t be looking here since most of the titles that this laptop handed were at LOW at most times, though, if you’re a MOBA gamer and likes to play games at LOW-Medium settings on-the-go, then this might be your choice.

Here’s some pros and cons

Pros

  • Great Gaming for those on the go
  • Good hardware to video rending and productivity tasks

Cons

  • Not recommended to those who don’t travel frequently, rather get a full fledged desktop at this price
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