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 ToshibaÂ HG6 M.2 SSD
1 xÂ Toshiba 1TB 5400 RPM SATA III 6.0Gbps HDD
|Software||Microsoft WindowsÂ 8.1 Pro
358.87 WHQL NVIDIA Game Ready Driver
MSIÂ Dragon Gaming Centre
Killer Network Manager
|Connectivity||Intel Wireless-AC 3160Â and Killerâ„¢ E2200 LAN
3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0
SD card reader
|Display||15.6â€³ 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|
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.
Here are a few more numbers for you to crunch!
Here’s a benchmark of the SSD
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.
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
Batman Arkham Knight
Shadow Of Mordor
As of the temperatures here they are.
Running Unigine Heaven Benchmark Maxed Out for 10 minutes
Intel Core i7 5700HQ
Idle : 43Â°C
Full Load: 73Â°C
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M
At Idle: 38Â°C
Full Load: 65Â°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
- Great Gaming for those on the go
- Good hardware to video rending and productivity tasks
- Not recommended to those who don’t travel frequently, rather get a full fledged desktop at this price