Intel Kaby Lake officially launched, and MSI is also very fast equipped for the 17″ gaming laptop, GT73VR, which is even worse with the latest generation Kaby Lake laptop model, i7-7820HK. In this article, we will send our readers the most intuitive experience of this change for the MSI GT73VR gaming laptop.
As mentioned above, the biggest change of gaming laptop GT73VR is in the “brain” Core i7, upgraded from i7-6820HK to the latest chip Kaby Lake is i7-7820HK. Although the performance that Intel brings through each upgrade is negligible, gamers are still looking forward to a gaming laptop using Kaby Lake as a habit for a new item, despite the p/p of previous machines is a lot better.
And our gaming laptop today, with the full name of the MSI GT73VR 7RF-296, MSI’s most powerful, latest, slim gaming laptop at the moment. And to summarize the configuration of the gaming laptop is pretty good with the GTX1080, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, two 256GB SSD drives running RAID mode with a 1TB HDD, and 120Hz G-sync screen, As good as the desktop. However, the screen resolution is still at the FullHD 1080p level, which we expected to be a little bit more refined in the next upgrade.
Compared with the predecessor, the form of the latest GT73VR this is not very similar, almost all the same, mainly the difference in performance, only the only High-performance wireless and high-performance SD ports outperform their predecessors, as well as their direct competitors with the GT73VR.
Software and screen
The GT73VR still uses the MSI-branding software Dragon Center, the i7-7820HK overclocked to 4.0GHz by default compared to the original 3.5GHz. Everything else is quite similar to the previous GT73VR 6RE, from fine tuning fan system, keyboard and LED effects are not much change.
The 120Hz G-sync monitor is similar to its predecessor with extremely good contrast, standard color quality and just a few screens designed for the graphics, not too much. Even so, the 7ms response rate would be a pretty weak point if compared to IPS-based monitors, but with a gaming laptop and a gamer, the G- The sync and 120Hz refresh rate will be a plus point higher than IPS.
Through tests with specialized software used to “measure” the chip from the past such as Cinebench R15 and Cinebench R11.5 at 4.0GHz, the i7-7820HK (Kaby Lake) faster than about 3 % compared to i7-6820HK (Skylake). The difference is not very much, but we said above, the generation of Intel processors usually do not have a strong breakthrough. The key to the title is the graphics card, but to be exact, microprocessors like the i7-6700HQ are still running smoothly in the next few years.
With most hardware not much different from the predecessor, the overall score of the new GT73VR gaming laptop is 7635 points and just 9% higher than the Skylake GT73VR gaming laptop (7024 points).
In addition, a super-slim gaming laptop, such as the MSI, is equipped with two M.2 SSDs. NVMe runs on RAID mode to ensure faster speeds than the “son of wind” But with the current technology, it seems that the speed of SSDs is “near peak”, as most of the speed tests show that gaming laptops equipped with M.2 SSDs have NVMe. The speed is approximately the same, the difference is not much.
Equipped with a very powerful graphics card, the GTX 1080 with 8GB of VRAM, so most of the graphics card’s test scores are good, smooth and make sure that All current games on the market, users can set max setting. The only difficulty is that the tests at 4K resolution, FPS can sometimes drop below 50FPS.
Compared to competitors competing with the GT73VR 7RF, in all performance tests, this gaming laptop is “broken”, only the MSI GT83VR gaming laptop, SLI or Crossfire system is appreciated because of driver errors, jerks, … the constant clinging that the two graphics card developers There is almost nothing to do to save, so the GT73VR 7RF still has its own advantages to the “king” GTX 1080.
where can you get a MSI GT73VR online
MSI GT73VR TITAN-427 17.3″ 120Hz 5ms Display Extreme Gaming Laptop Core i7-7820HK GTX 1070 16GB 1TB VR Ready: Buy it now
MSI Computer GT73VR TITAN PRO-003 17.3″ Core I7-6820Hk 16GB 128GB SSDs + 1TB HDD Win10 Notebook: Buy it now
MSI VR Ready GT73VR Titan SLI-058 17.3″ Extreme Gaming Laptop Dual Geforce GTX 1070 [SLI] i7-6820HK 64GB 512GB SSD + 1TB Win 10: Buy it now
MSI GT73VR TITAN Pro-425 17.3″ 120Hz 5ms Display Extreme Gaming Laptop Core i7-7820HK GTX 1080 16GB 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB VR Ready: Buy it now
MSI GT73VR TITAN PRO 4K-858 17.3″ 4K Display Extreme Gaming Laptop i7-7820HK GTX1080 8G 32GB 1TBSSD+1TB W10 Pro: Buy it now
Noise and machine temperature
Speaking of noise levels, we make quite a bit of controversy because each person’s point of view about what noise. But after a few tests and some titles, while the GT73VR’s cooling fans ran at full power, it seemed like the noise was not too bad at 56 dB (A).
When the machine is idle, everything is quiet and you can rest assured that you will not hear any sound coming from your beloved gaming laptop. Anyway, get a good headset to play the game and avoid having to hear annoying noises from the fans that will always be the right choice for any gamer.
The highest temperature measured during the fullload of the GT73VR gaming laptop was 48 degrees Celsius, which was quite high but could not blame the MSI manufacturer when the i7-7820HK processor was in the 90 degrees Celsius range, and the Exhaust heat is essential. In addition, GTX 1080 using the latest technology of Nvidia Pascal, the good news is that even with fullload, the highest measured temperature is just 73 degrees Celsius, quite good compared to a card. The graphics are embedded inside a gaming laptop like the GT73VR.
Two hours, this is the number to talk about the battery life of the GT73VR even when streaming video as well as just surfing on the web. With a battery running at 75Wh, this is nothing to say, but most other gaming laptops are equipped with “mobile gaming machines” with a battery running at 90Wh.
The latest Intel processors can not reduce the temperature and noise we have discussed above, The performance gap is not so great compared to the Skylake laptops.
But anyway, MSI’s GT73VR gaming laptop series continues to be a success, and is one of the deserve replacements for desktops. For gamers, the MSI GT73VR will be sure to “endure” all the games you want without any difficulty.
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