8700K in a Laptop! Metabox P870TM-G Gaming Laptop Reviews + Benchmarks
This is the pea 870 TM G gaming laptop for meta box and it's got a full desktop. 8700 k 6 core overclockable CPU inside as well as 210 70s in SLI we'll, find out how the laptop performs through a number of benchmarks and find out if it's worth considering for the price, we've actually got two boxes here. There'S, a smaller box just for one of the two power bricks inside the main box. We of course have the laptop itself and then in the interior box, there's the second power brick and charging cables as well as usual manual and drivers. You can customise this laptop. Quite a bit when ordering so let's first cover the specs of the configuration I've got here. As mentioned there's. An Intel 8700 K coffee leak, CPU, which runs a 3.7 gigahertz and can turn up to 4.7 gigahertz it's got six CPU cores and twelve total threads with hyper threading and can, of course, be overclocked, but more on that in the benchmarks it's only recently launched so It'S pretty crazy to see it in a laptop already as for RAM there's. Sixteen gigabytes of ddr4 memory running at 2400 megahertz, but that's only using one of the four available slots you can max it out at 64, gigabytes for storage, there's, a 525 gigabyte, crucial m dot to SATA 3 SSD and a one terabyte Seagate 2.5 inch hard drive Installed, however, you've got three m2 slots and two 2.
5 inch bays in total, with the option of upgrading to faster PCIe based storage for the graphics there's, two Nvidia 1070 s in dual sli. Here, however, you can save some money and get just one 1070 or optionally upgrade to a single 1080 or even jewel tone a DS in sli, if you're a baller and these power, the 17.3 inch 1080p IPS panel. As for the network, connectivity, there's, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and Intel a 265 AC, dual band, Wi Fi with Bluetooth 4.2 support, the entire laptop has a matte black look to it and it feels like a tank. The physical dimensions of the laptop of forty two point: eight centimeters in width, thirty point: eight centimeters in depth and 4.5 centimeters in height, so it's pretty thick. The weight of the laptop will, of course, differ based on the hardware installed and it's listed on. The website is Wayne five point: five kilos at the base model, while testing this. I found that the one I've got here weigh just a little more five point: six kilos and when including both of the power bricks and all required cables for powering the laptop. The total increases to around eight point six kilos. So not only does it look and feel like a tank. It also feels as heavy as one as mentioned, the screen as a 17.3 inch 60 Hertz, 1080p IPS panel and has g sync. However, I found mine to actually run at 75 Hertz, which was a nice bonus.
If I was personally buying, this I'd recommend upgrading to the 120 Hertz 1440p panel, though more on that in the benchmarks the screen looks great on all angles. I didn't notice any color shift up or down or side to side. The screen also has a matte finish, which I personally prefers. It helps reduce reflections, I've also measured the colors produced by the screen using the spider 5 burner and my results returned 92 of srgb, 68 percent of ntsc and 71 percent of Adobe RGB, so pretty good compared to other laptops, I've tested I've also performed my usual Backlight bleed tests on the display, which involves having the laptop show a completely black screen in a dark room to help emphasize any bleeding around the edges. I then take a long exposure photo with my camera to help display any bleed. So basically, this is a worst case scenario test, as we can see, there's no bleed detected even in a dark room. Everything was lit evenly, although this will of course vary from laptop to laptop while moving the display. There was an average amount of flex overall I'd say it felt fairly solid as it was quite thick. The little flex is probably due to the hinge mechanism, which touches to the base of the laptop in the middle rather than the sides, and, as you probably assumed, the base of the laptop is heavy enough to allow for one finger. Opening above the display is a 1080p camera which is capable of 30fps video.
The camera looks alright, although it's still a little grainy, even with some decent lighting. The microphone, on the other hand, sounds pretty good, but I'll. Let you judge that for yourself, the speaker's sound, pretty good that's too near the back on top, which don't get covered even with the laptop lid closed combined with the two subwoofers underneath there's a fair amount of bass, and they can get quite loud, although they don't Sound as clear at higher volumes, the keyboard was nice to type with the keys were slightly clicky and quiet, and I had no problems using it. The keys are RGB backlit, however, you can only customise it in three separate areas rather than down to the individual key, and there are a few different lighting effects available. There was almost no keyboard flex at all here, even while pushing down fairly hard thanks to that solid body. It feels extremely sturdy which I expected based on its weight. The touchpad has a light, matte texture to it and has physically separate, left and right buttons which, like the keyboard, were fairly quiet and there's a fingerprint reader in the top left corner of the touchpad. I also found the keyboard and touchpad area to do a decent job at hiding fingerprints. Owing to that matte texture, it seems to be the same material as the lid, so it's a similar story there, noting a quick, wipe, couldn't fix in any case, speaking of the lid, there are some light stored either side which can be controlled through the software.
Although you can only set seven different colors, either way, it still looks kind of cool. As for the available Aerostar ting on the left side, we've got those two gigabit ethernet ports previously mentioned three USB 3.1 gen2 on type a ports and 3.5 millimeter headphone microphone line. In and spdif jacks on the right, there's another USB 3.1 gen2 on type, a port SD card reader, two USB 3.1 gen2 type c ports with Thunderbolt, 3, 2 mini DisplayPort, 1.3 outputs and Kensington lock the front features what appears to be air intakes as well as Some status LEDs, while the back has heaps of air exhaust vents, hdmi, 2.0 output and another USB 3.1 gen2 on type. A port underneath was fairly clean, it's mostly covered in air intakes, and there are two subwoofers towards the left and right. There are some thick rubber feet which help the laptop from moving around on flat surfaces and also raise it up slightly to let cool air in powering. The laptop is an 89 watt hour. 8 cell battery and you'd expect a massive laptop of this size to have a larger battery with a full charge and doing basic tasks such as browsing the internet and watching YouTube. With the screen on around half brightness keyboard lighting off and background apps disabled, I was able to use it for 2 hours and 3 minutes, not that great for general tasks, as I don't think, it's swapping from the 10 70s to built in graphics, while playing The Witcher 3 with medium settings, the battery lasted for 58 and a half minutes pretty good, considering it wasn't possible to use invidious battery boost as SLI isn't supported.
So it was running at 120 FPS on battery until 30, where it dropped down to around 30 fps. Of course, with that said, if you're looking at a laptop of this size, it's unlikely you'll be transporting it and actually running it off battery power very often anyway, to run it off power. You need to plug in both of the power bricks to the included connector, which then plugs into the back of the laptop during normal use, with an ambient room. Temperature of 23 degrees Celsius at stock speeds the cpu idle to 44 degrees Celsius, the first GPU idled at 45 degrees Celsius, while the second one titled at 41. During idle, the sound coming from the laptop was measured at 38 decibels. It was quiet but definitely noticeable. Here'S, what that sounded like using a thermal camera, we can see what the external temps of the laptop look like, where you'll actually be put in your hands with all six CPU cores and both 10 70's maxed out the CPU showed up to 98 degrees Celsius, while Gpu one was at 90 degrees and GPU 2 was at 86 here's, with the external temps of the laptop. Looked like it full load. As you can see, the keyboard area got quite warm, while maxed out the laptop was sitting around 48 decibels and here's. How that sounded, this is actually quieter than a lot of lower Spector laptops that I've tested. However, I did notice that the CPU was throttling by up to 30 in order to keep the temperatures under control, so that explains why it was running quieter.
The default fan profiles didn't seem to be preventing the throttling granted. It only seemed to happen with both the CPU and GPU workload. The CPU was fine, while the GPUs did nothing. I next manually set all fans to 100 and we can see that the overall noise levels were significantly to 62 decibels, which is pretty loud here's. What that sounded like. We can also see that the external areas of the laptop have cooled down a bit now as well. With a fan sped up. There was now no more throttling and even under max load, the temps dropped down to 78 degrees Celsius on the CPU and 67 degrees. On GPU, 1 and 63 for GPU much better, you probably don't need to max out the fans and it should be possible to tweak the fan profile to get a sweet spot where the fans aren't too loud and the components aren't too hot I'm. Just demonstrating the extremes here, so all those tests were at stock speeds. Next, I did the same tests with all six CPU cores overclocked to 5 gigahertz and both 10 70s had a 200 megahertz core overclocked at idle. The temps and system boolean were the same as before, but this time with the CPU and GPU Smacks tout the fans finally needed to speed up to keep things cool. We can see that the system fully immersed to around 59 decibels, just three short of when we manually maxed out the fans so it's still quite loud and here's.
What that sounded like the CPU was averaging around 96 degrees Celsius while overclocked and it was throttling, but only by 5. This time, GPU one was at 81 degrees Celsius, while GPU 2 was at 77 degrees Celsius, so not too bad there. The CPU throttling also disappeared as soon as the GPU load disappeared and if we manually max up the fans even while overclocked no throttling was observed so even with decent overclocks, you are able to get full performance as long as you can deal with the loud noise. Finally, let's check out some benchmarks will first cover some real world gaming benchmarks, followed by tests with various benchmarking tools, I'm going to include results both with and without the overclocking. As mentioned while overclocked, the CPU is running at 5 gigahertz on all six cores, while both 10 70s had a 200 megahertz overclock applied, starting with pub G, we can see that even with max settings were getting well above what the display is capable of and the Overclock is giving a nice boost to performance it's important to keep in mind that this game is difficult to accurately benchmark, as it greatly depends on what's going on in the game. So take these results with a level 3 grain of salt. The Witcher 3 is also running very well even at Ultra settings, it's averaging above 60 fps and the overclock is giving us a nice boost in performance, which is much more noticeable at the lowest setting levels.
Shadow of war is performing in a similar manner. Over 60 fps at max settings with a healthy little boost once the other clock is applied. Watchdogs do play great even at max settings. This is a fairly resource intensive game, so it was nice to be able to get over 60 FPS on average. Even with ultra settings. The air per clock doesn't seem to make as big of a difference here compared to the other games there. Meanwhile, battlefield 1 is achieving over 120 FPS, even at Ultra settings without overclocking pretty impressive again, the overclock is giving us a little performance boost, but it's not really needed at this resolution. Ghost Recon is another resource, intensive game and even with ultra settings, we almost got to a 60 FPS average, quite impressive, although I'd probably be looking to play at very high settings or lower rise of the Tomb. Raider is also getting good results. Well, over 80 FPS on average at max settings and overclocking just turns things up slightly further. Giving an additional 14 performance increase. Ashes of the singularity is another fairly resource, intensive game and with the overclock we only saw a 2 performance increase here, much lower compared to the other titles tested from these gaming tests. On average, the CPU and GPU overclocked is giving us 14.5 of a performance boost, not bad. Considering the specs we've got in the laptop. I find it hard to recommend getting with the 60 Hertz 1080p screen, as it can consistently push much higher frame rates.
In many current games at max settings I'd be looking at the 1440p 120 Hertz panel upgrade unless, of course, you'd instead be plugging into an external higher refresh rate monitor in order to take advantage of the serious power now on to the benchmarking tools. Well, a useful indicator note that these results are less practical compared to the real world gaming results previously shown, especially when SLI comes into play. This is how the laptop performed in heaven benchmark with the tessellation set to extreme and anti aliasing set to 8, and this is how valley benchmark performed with anti aliasing on 8 at the various graphic settings. Likewise, here's our unit ins newest super position, benchmark performed at different levels for the last graphics benchmarks. I ran a few tests from 3d mark. These are the results for fly strike times, pi and VR mark both it's stuck speeds and with overclock supplied. Here are a few CPU bound benchmarks outlining what the 8700 k is capable of compared to the 7700 HQ, which was in just about every laptop I've tested over the last 12 months, so it's, not even that old and is still very common. These results should let you see the differences that you can expect with the desktop coffee Lake CPU in Crystal disc mark, the 525 gigs on a three SSD performed around 530 megabytes per second in sequential reads and 450 megabytes per second in sequential, writes the one terabyte Hard drive gets just under 130 megabytes per second and sequential reads and 80 megabytes per second in sequential writes, which is about all you'll get from a mechanical disk.
As mentioned, you can upgrade all the way up to Samsung 964 SSDs. So if you want more performance, it's available in this exact configuration, the laptop comes in at around four thousand four hundred and fifty Australian dollars at the time of recording so about three thousand four hundred and thirty US dollars for my international viewers. This will, of course, vary quite a bit depending on your hardware selection, with the base options that starts at around 3500 Australian dollars. So you can save money by lowering the specs. So what did you guys think of the p8 7e TM G gaming laptop from meta box, although I think it's, very expensive and weighs a ton, you have to admit the HUD webpack inside is very impressive. I just built a desktop with an 8700 K and to say six overclockable cause, and at least a somewhat portable form factor is very interesting. If you're after a legitimate, desktop replacement, then you're looking at a possible option, just make sure you invest in a good pair of closed back headphones for the fan noise. If you plan on overclocking, let me know what you guys thought down in the comments or simply leave a like or dislike on the video to. Let me know what you thought, thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.