Metabox P870KM-G 17” Laptop Review – Benchmarks and Overclocking
What makes this laptop interesting is that it's, going to Intel 7700 K CPU, which is typically a desktop processor, as well as dual nvidia 1070 s in sli, the laptop was delivered in two separate packages. The smaller package contains the first power brick, while the main package contains the laptop itself, the second power brick all necessary cables, as well as manuals driver, CD and warranty information out of the box. My first impressions were that this thing is huge and it weighs quite a bit it's a 17 inch laptop with some seriously powerful Hardware inside so that's to be expected in terms of specs, as mentioned there's. An Intel 7700 KC PU at four point: two gigahertz, which can turbo up to four point. Five gigahertz it's got a Z, 217 chipset, so you can overclock the CPU if you like and let's face it. If you're buying a 7700 K, you probably plan on doing this, I've included overclocking results in the benchmarks which we'll get to shortly. The 16 gigabytes of ddr4 memory at 2400, megahertz for storage there's, a 512 gigabyte I'm excited three and go to SSD, which runs the Windows 10 operating system. Finally, for graphics, as mentioned there's, not one but two nvidia geforce gtx 1070 s with eight gigabytes of gddr5 memory. The display is a 17.3 inch, 1080p IPS wva 120 hertz LED backlit panel with a matte finish. Unfortunately, there's, no g sync in this one. However, it is an option with other available panels, if you're after it a network connectivity, there's, two Gigabit Ethernet ports.
Ethyl Wireless doesn't entail a 265 AC Wi Fi card with bluetooth. Keep in mind that the specs of the laptop can be quite different as there's a lot of different customizations that you can make when ordering all of this hardware is placed into a clever case which is made out of a black plastic. The overall build quality is pretty nice. It feels really solid the physical dimensions of the laptop of 42 point 8 centimeters in width, thirty point, eight centimeters in depth and four point: seven centimeters high, so it's. Definitely on the thicker side. As far as laptops go, the total weight of the laptop is 5.6 kilos and when combined with the dual power bricks and all the required cables needed to charge it, the total goes up to eight point. Six kilos. Keep in mind, though, that the total weight will depend greatly on the components that you select, such as additional hard drives. This one is quite heavy and not really something I personally want to move around. Very often it wouldn't be an issue taking it to the occasional LAN party, for instance, but if I was back at uni, I wouldn't want to lug this around all day. That'S for sure screen looks pretty good. It'S been a while, since I've used a 17 inch laptop, and I found the largest screen size quite refreshing speaking of refreshing. The panel has a 120 Hertz refresh rate, which is definitely ideal. Given the serious graphics power that it's packin when viewed from sharp angles, you can still clearly see everything.
However, the colors do start to slightly change, which I had no issues with the brightness can be adjusted quite a bit, and the surface of the screen has a matte finish to it, allowing you to see what you're doing, regardless of the lighting situation as there's. Much reflection shown, I also found that there was very little flex to the display. Again, the whole thing felt quite solid. I performed my usual backlight bleed test, which involves having the display show appeal black image. I then take a photo exposed for a few seconds using my camera with the lights off. This allows us to easily see any present. Backlight bleed, however, it's important to note that this really is a worst case. Extreme scenario. In this case, we can see a little bleed around the edges, but it's nothing too major and I didn't actually notice any of this during normal use. Above the display is the inbuilt 2 megapixel camera, which is capable of 1080p video, while the quality isn't that great, which seems to be pretty common with inbuilt laptop cameras, it'll be enough to get the job done in tasks like video chat under the display a 2. What speakers, which actually sound, pretty good in combination with a subwoofer underneath definitely above average, in terms of maximum volume, while still sounding clear bass and overall quality? As far as what top speakers are concerned, even with the lid of the laptop fully closed, the two speakers are still available, so you can listen to music just as clearly with the lid shut, the cable it's been really nice to type on it's, a full keyboard With numpad and features customizable RGB backlighting, I found very little flex when pushing quite hard on the keys.
As mentioned previously, the whole laptop is quite solid. As with previous meta box laptops that I've reviewed, the RGB lighting is controlled by the provided flexi hue software, which does have its limitations, you can control the colors of different groups of keys rather than individual keys and apply a few simple effects. What I found interesting this time around was that the software also controls the lighting present on top of the lid, which I personally think will pretty awesome. Although you're limited in the colors that you can select when compared to customizing the keyboard, I think there are enough colors and the breathing effect looks pretty cool. Just above the keyboard is the power button which has a cool light up effect when you press it to power the laptop on, and there are also some status indicator LEDs for hard drive activity, num caps and scroll lock. The touch pad works pretty well, however, as the laptop is larger than the usual 15 inch ones. That I'm familiar with it, took some time getting used to the positions at the left and right keys, as they were a little further up than I'm used to. So he initially kept missing the buttons. However, I got used to the new positioning, pretty quick there's, also an integrated fingerprint reader on the top left corner of the touchpad within the blue rectangle now let's take a look at the io that's available on the left. There are two Gigabit Ethernet ports, three USB 3.
1 gen2 on type a ports, one of which is powered, followed by various audio input and outputs, which include line in spdif microphone and headphone jacks on the right there's, another USB 3.1 gen2 on type, a port six in One card reader, two Thunderbolt three USB 3.1 gen2 type c ports, two mini DisplayPort, 1.3 outputs and Kensington lock. The front only features some status LEDs as well as air intakes for the fans, while the back has a HDMI, 2.0 port v, USB 3.1 gen2 on type, a port and DC power in there's. Also, a hexagonal pattern grille along the whole back, which I think looks pretty cool, underneath there's the subwoofer, a bunch of air intakes to help keep the components cool, as well as some rubber feet, which both stop the laptop from moving around on flat surfaces when in Use and also rise it a little to help. Let cool air in the manual advised that you should only plug both power bricks into the power input rather than just one at a time. This is done by first plugging the power bricks into the included adapter and then plug in the adapter into the laptop cell, both of the caliber x10 plug into the wall, and the adapter will light up showing which sides of receiving power. While I expected the laptop to require a lot of power with the 7700 K and Joule 1070 graphics cards, I didn't expect dual power bricks to be needed.
So this is definitely my first experience needing to, and I think that it makes the whole thing somewhat. Less. Portable as a laptop, unless you're just going to be running purely on battery power as that's quite a lot of charging gear that you need to carry around with you, an extra three kilos worth to be exact. The included battery is an 8 cell lithium ion battery rated at 89 watt hours with a full charge in doing basic tasks such as well browsing with the screen on half brightness keyboard and lid lighting off and they're overclocking Windows 10, initially estimated that it would last For approximately three hours and 45 minutes, I was able to use the laptop to just under three hours before it ran out of power in my testing, as expected, that's not too impressive, however, considering the high specs inside the laptop, I don't think that really is the Goal here, performances which of course requires more power, it's, a trade off during the testing I wasn't doing anything graphically intensive. So in theory, the integrated Intel graphics from the CPU should have been in use for other than the higher power. 10. 70S. Thanks to Nvidia Optimus Technology, while gaming on battery talib estimate quickly dropped, I was able to play for just under an hour before running out of power, considering the high specs of the machine. I think that, overall, the battery life is acceptable and should allow you to get quite a few things done on a full charge, with the exception of hardcore gaming, which shouldn't be surprising in general, with gaming laptops packing these kinds of specs.
So with all that in mind, how is the laptop to actually use, while you think the laptop? Normally, I found the performance to be excellent, which is expected based on these high end specs I'm running Windows, 10 Home Edition on this and I've not had any slowness or delay at all while using the OS or installed programs. The overall experience being fantastic. Everything would basically be perfect if I never had to move it, which can be challenging due to the size and weight now let's get into those benchmarks. I was excited to do these as it was my first experience with nvidia sli in a laptop first we'll cover some gaming benchmarks, followed by synthetic tests. The Nvidia drivers installed version 381 0.65, which are the latest at the time of this. Recording and all available Windows updates are also installed. I'Ve run all of the tests with the 7700 K at stop clock speeds, as well as overclocked 24.9 gigahertz, which is as high as I was able to get it stable with this laptop. So you should be able to see how much extra performance can be gained from overclocking the CPU in games. Although the CPU wasn't maxed out during any of my tests, a higher clock, speed should still allow it to complete CPU bound tasks while stopped in GTA 5. I'Ve, disabled vsync and tested with fxaa on and MSAA set to 8 with a 1080p resolution. We can see that even with these high settings, we still averaged 86 frames per second and with the CPU overclock to the average increase to 101 frames per second, quite a decent jump in the witcher 3.
I use the ultra preset disabled vsync and nvidia networks and again run at the full 1080p resolution. With these settings I was able to get an average of 108 frames per second and with the CPU overclocked. This rose slightly to 115 frames per second in shadow of mortal with ultra settings. At 1080p, we averaged 169 frames per second. Interestingly, I've got the same result with the CPU overclocked. However, neither the CPU or GPU swill, fully maxed out the first two cores of the CPU will collect clothes at around 90 utilization and no thermal limits were being reached. Evil everything was running quite cool at the time of testing, so perhaps it was simply a limitation of the game regardless. I can't complain about 169 frames per second now on to the synthetic benchmarking tools, while a useful indicator note that these results are considered to be less practical compared to the real world gaming results previously shown in heaven benchmark with the quality set to ultra tessellation, set To extreme and anti aliasing set to 8 at 1080p, the 10 70s averaged 152 frames per second, with the CPU at stock speeds, with the CPU overclocked. This increased 161 frames per second it's, pretty similar story in Bally benchmark with the quality set to ultra and anti aliasing 18 at 1080p, the 10 70s managed to average 112 frames per second with the CPU overclock. This increase to 123 frames per second the past month, benchmark results in a score of 10000 621 for the CPU, 11500 and 66 for the 3d graphics and 5428 for the overall score.
Putting this laptop in the 97th percentile of all results, pretty impressive with the CPU overclocked we've got a slight increase to 11150 to the CPU 13000 127 for 3d, graphics and 5622 for the overall score, increasing us into the top 98 percentile of all results. I then ran the 5 strike and times by benchmarks from 3d mark and got scores of twenty one thousand two hundred and seven and nine thousand and eighty two respectively, I'll leave a link to the full results in the video description. These results, when 98, better than all others in fly, strike and 95 percent better than all of the times by results again pretty impressive for a laptop with overclocking, the scores increased slightly to 22 thousand one hundred and forty seven and nine thousand 129, as the refresh Rate at the display is 120 Hertz. The 10 seventies in SLI are able to run card games on max settings well above 60 Hertz. So I definitely suggest getting a 120 panel. If you're getting us a lot, you should even be able to have a fairly good experience at 4k. With this I'd wear. However, it's hard for me to recommend a 4k panel in a laptop window, scaling is still pretty bad and overall it's, not the best experience. A larger external monitor with a high resolution, on the other hand, could work very well here. I didn't have any major problems with heat. Surprisingly, even while using the laptop sitting on my lap while performing benchmarks, the bottom side of it didn't heat up too much, although due to the weight, I don't recommend doing this for too long, it seems quite good at efficiently dissipating the heat.
The only warm part was the bottom towards the back. I can feel it sucking in air through the front and those heaps of warm air being exhausted at the back with an ambient room temperature of 20 degrees Celsius, while sitting idle. The CPU was at 27 degrees, while the GPUs were sitting around the 43 degrees Celsius mark, while benchmarking, the CPU go to 81 degrees Celsius and the GPUs maxed at around 80 degree Celsius with the CPU overclock to the maximum temperature roosts 99 degrees Celsius pretty crazy. I don't think I'd leave the overclock in place as the performance increases in my testing. Weren'T. That great you could of course, manually increase the fan speed to get cool the temperatures. If you don't mind, the additional noise fans can get pretty loud during normal operation. The laptop is actually fairly quiet, but idle would set around the 37 decibel mark. As you can see here, while running my benchmarks, it went up to around 62 decibels and from there it only increased in other 1 or 2 decibels. When I manually maxed out all the fans note that I did have the microphone pretty close to the exhaust vent via the back of the laptop, so I consider this to be a worst case scenario test at complete idle or where the fans were slightly audible. It was hardly noticeable to me, however, during the benchmarking, while playing games. It was definitely fairly loud, although I had no issues with my headphones alone in Crystal disc mark, the SSD performed around 560 megabytes per second in sequential reads and 470 megabytes per second.
In sequential writes so about what you'd expect for a set of 3 based SSD, you can of course, upgrade to even faster PCI Express based storage. There are three MDOT two slots and two 2.5 inch drive bays in total, so you can add additional storage. The laptop comes with a 2 year warranty with the option of extending to three years and in the past I found dealing with meta box. Support to be a very experienced overall have been helpful over the phone when troubleshooting a problem, and the first year of the Platinum warranty includes the shipping cost if you need to send the laptop to them for any reason for repairs. So, to summarize, the meta box – p8 70km G is a very powerful laptop which is capable of running current games at high frame rates with maximum settings easily. Thanks to the overclockable 7700 K, CPU and dual nvidia 10 70's in sli, the p8 70km G starts at 4049 Australian dollars at the time of recording, which is around three thousand US dollars. For my non Australian viewers, most of the components can be further upgraded or modified to suit your needs, so the final price will depend on your custom selection. If you're really crazy, you can even upgrade both of the graphics cards to 1080 s. You can check out their website at meta box to come to you and customize your own high end laptop and I've left a link in the video description for this specific model if you're interested.
So what did you guys think about the p8 70km g laptop from meta box, while I'm extremely impressed with the amount of gaming power on offer I'm, not generally a fan of 17 inch laptops as they quite a bit larger and heavier? That may just be because I'm lazy and prefer portability. However, if you're after extremely high power, while still having a degree of portability, then this is worth taking a look at. Let me know what you guys: throw it down in the comments or simply leave a like' or dislike' on the video to. Let me know, thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.