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MSI GT72 Dominator Pro featuring nVIDIA GTX980M graphics review
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[QUOTE="windwithme, post: 14242923, member: 87435"] FAR CRY 4 FAR CRY 4 is one of the gaming heavyweights also requires high-end hardware. Testing was performed at 1920?1080 with Ultra in-game settings. Front scene - 141 FPS [IMG]http://www.twcarpc.com/photo/wwm/2014/MGT72/MGT7231.jpg[/IMG] Other scene - 68FPS FAR CRY 4 is an extremely exquisite game , and even unhindered while full loading . [IMG]http://www.twcarpc.com/photo/wwm/2014/MGT72/MGT7232.jpg[/IMG] At mobile platform, GTX 980M is much powerful than previous GTX 880M. Look up Desktop, GTX 980 and 980M are very close on the performance. It helps Notebook sphere a lot in 3D performance, shrinking the gap between these two platforms. nVIDIA GTX 980M could be suitable for most of 3D game series and own an advantageous position. GT72 2QE Dominator Pro features perfect storage devices. Since Super RAID 3 with 256GB SSD X4 + 1TB HDD 7200rpm , It transfer into M.2 , KINGSTONE RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1 256GB, C: 256GB M.2 SSD X 4，actual capacity : 952GB AS SSD Benchmark - 1875 Seq Read - 1360.28 MB/s Write - 1146.47 MB/s 4K - 64Thrd Read - 601.59 MB/s Write - 528.48 MB/s [IMG]http://www.twcarpc.com/photo/wwm/2014/MGT72/MGT7233.png[/IMG] SSD Benchmark - 7139.09 ATTO DISK Benchmark above 64k , it will reach read speed : 1539Mb/s，load speed : 1322 MB/s CrystalDiskMark Seq Read - 1311 MB/s Write - 1132 MB/s [IMG]http://www.twcarpc.com/photo/wwm/2014/MGT72/MGT7234.png[/IMG] GT72 designed with M.2 SSDs expandable 4 slots, and empty more space than mSATA . Although SATA3 SDD is better than M.2 SSD, M.S SSD still offers high bandwidth and expandability Super RAID 3 features SSD is extremely fast. You could refer the test results, it brings Gaming laptop into speeding-storage level. Temperature : 22℃ , CPU cooling testing GPU with nVIDIA GTX 980M, full loading . Turn off Cooler Boost 3 , standby mode : 42℃~45℃ [IMG]http://www.twcarpc.com/photo/wwm/2014/MGT72/MGT7235.png[/IMG] Turn on Cooler Boost 3 , standby mode : 30℃~33℃ [IMG]http://www.twcarpc.com/photo/wwm/2014/MGT72/MGT7236.png[/IMG] Turn off Cooler Boost 3，running LinX 0.6.5 with CPU full loading : 80℃~87℃ [IMG]http://www.twcarpc.com/photo/wwm/2014/MGT72/MGT7237.png[/IMG] Turn on Cooler Boost 3，running LinX 0.6.5 with CPU full loading : 72℃~77℃ [IMG]http://www.twcarpc.com/photo/wwm/2014/MGT72/MGT7238.png[/IMG] In past days, MSI GT70 is weaker than DELL Alienware in cooling system. However , we improve our cooling system in GT72 . The previous test result shows that dual-fan design with plenty of heat pipes not only cool the GPU or CPU , but much obvious when turning on Cooler Boost 3 -- 12℃ differ by standby mode , 8~10℃ differ by full loading . It is quit quiet during using GT72. As long as turning on cooler Boost 3 would come out some noise but it is below acceptance. With SteelSeries KINZU V2 gaming mouse, the look and feel are so excellent. DPI : 3200CPI、3600FPS、65IPS…etc . With SteelSeries SIBERIA V2 gaming headset, it’s high price in gaming headset market. Its provide MSI limited edition, specially a Dragon Gaming badge on earmuffs. [IMG]http://www.twcarpc.com/photo/wwm/2014/MGT72/MGT7239.jpg[/IMG] Let’s see how the battery life goes, setting full power loading on Windwos 8.1. Playing DVD for two hours with nVIDIA GTX 980M, the battery life remains around 10%. Playing DVD for two hours and 40 minutes with processor graphics by Intel? Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 , the battery life remains around 10% . Such high end Gaming battery life in GT72 is a lot satisfying. Summary of MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro Pros: 1.GT72 is better than before by its stylish ID and also by simplifying the weight and height. 2.Featuring nVIDIA GTX 980M GPU, the most powerful 3D GPU now. 3.Either wire or wireless features Killer Gaming chip, using Killer DoubleShot Pro technology. 4.Super RAID3 with M.2 SSD X 4 and 2.5” 1T HHD could make great balance between speed and capacity. 5.Featuring FullHD resolution LCD comforts eyes while playing games or videos. 6.Keyboard by SteelSeries with full color LED back light, KLM light management and four types of virtual function make itself a lot useful. 7.Cooler Boost3 with due fan design makes GT72 a cooling master in high end Gaming. 8.Audio Boost 2 by Dynaudio with 3 independent AMP makes best sound experience. 9.Matrix Display supports max 4 displays to expand the vision.(with up to 4K resolutions or multitask effectively by HDMI ) 10.Finest GT72 featuring Intel Core i7-4980HQ, the most powerful processor graphics now. Cons: 1.Pad / clicks usage is not clever. It needs time to get with it. 2.Recommend that the weight and size of backpack should optimize in order to get more portable and handy. 3.SteelSeries keyboard is a little soft, it could strength its solid feedback. 4.The trackpad and tray is made by plastic makes GT72 lower in quality, compares to GT70’s metal design. [IMG]http://www.twcarpc.com/photo/wwm/2014/MGT72/MGT7240.jpg[/IMG] Performance ★★★★★★★★★☆ 92/100 Material ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 88/100 Specification ★★★★★★★★★☆ 92/100 ID design ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 88/100 C/P value ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 72/100 You could see that there are two types of GT72 2QD Dominator on MSI website, they might use SSD,DDR3 or SKUs to distinction . That makes GT72’s price zone much wider. In my point of view, featuring GTX 970M might not be as better as GTX 980M in GT72, but it’s suitable in most conditions. Speaking to price, GT72 with GTX 970M is much cheaper than GT72 2QE Dominator Pro and better C/P value. Windwithme has used GT72 for 3 weeks, I feels that GT72 could be best in high end Gaming market, but GT72 still could improve in some aspects. GT72 is unbeatable on different aspects : CPU、GPU、DRAM、SSD、Cooling system . Hopes MSI would provide more editions of GT72 for consumers who could have more choice by their budget coditions. Above comments and test results came from windwithme, offer advanced users and enthusiast gamers a reference. At last , windwithme would like to share the Spyder color calibration file to any one bought GT72 . [url=http://www.twcarpc.com/photo/wwm/2014/MGT72/windwithme-MSIGT72.icm]windwithme - MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro[/url] This article also posted on my personal blog [url=http://windwithme.blogspot.tw/]WIND3C[/url] , welcome your visit. [/QUOTE]
MSI GT72 Dominator Pro featuring nVIDIA GTX980M graphics review