MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF Thermal Testing, Undervolting and Overclocking
Take a closer look at performance, see if there are any problems and what can be done to improve gaming performance. In my configuration here, I've got the Intel i7 8750 H CPU with nvidia 1070 graphics and that's, the full 1070 very max q here so we've got a pretty well spec gaming. Laptop thermal testing was completed with an ambient room temperature of 18 degrees Celsius, so expect warmer temperatures and a warmer environment, starting at the bottom of the graph at idle. The temperatures are a little warmed by the light blue bars, even though the fan was de Lawd. Abul as you'll hear soon moving up to the green bar, I was testing gaming by playing watchdogs as it uses a good combination of CPU and GPU, and this gave us the highest temperatures while gaming by maxing out the fan in the yellow bar we're able to Drop down a few degrees and by applying a minus 0.15 of volt on the bolt to the CPU shown in orange, even with the fans of default speeds, we're, seeing a nice drop in temperatures by maxing out the fans with the same under multiplied together shown in The light of red we're seeing the coolest temperatures while gaming, the stress tests, were done by running a to 64 and the heaven benchmark at the same time, in order to attempt to fully utilize both the processor and graphics moving up in the graph and starting with The dark red bar there was a combination of thermal throttling and parliment throttling on the CPU.
This continued, regardless of under vaulting and maxing out the fan. The temperature on the CPU does drop back a little with under faulting applied, but there was still intermittent power limit. Throttling and thermal throttling in all CPU and GPU combined stress tests, even in the best case, with the fans maxed out and under multiplied together and keep in mind I'm testing in an 18 degree Celsius room. These are the average clock speeds for the same temperature tests. Just shown starting down the bottom with the green bar shows the results of plane watchdogs to Woodstock settings which ran quite hot, as we just saw by maxing out the fan, the CPU clock, speed rises, a little les s, slightly less than whittling been applying the minus 0.15 air volt on the vault in orange, made the largest difference almost getting us to the full 3.9 gigahertz all court over speed. If the 87 50 H moving up into the stress test results, the clock speeds in the dark red bar are the lowest studio. A combination of power limit and thermal throttling and this didn't really change with the fans maxed out again. The minus 0.15 volt under volt to the CPU made the largest difference as this helped reduce the parliment throttling taking place shown in purple and dark blue almost getting that full 3.9 gigahertz speed. These are the clock speeds I got while just trying CPU only stress tests without any GP load and Palamon throttling was still taking place at stock, although no thermal throttling, unless we also add on the GPU load with the minus 0.
15 volt under multiply, though we're able To reach the full 3.9 gigahertz, all core turbo speed, if the I 78758 CPU and I'll also note that it wasn't possible to change the power limit from the 45 watt TDP with Intel x2 you to demonstrate how this translates into performance. I'Ve got some Cinebench CPU benchmarks here with the older seventh gen 7700 HQ just there for comparison, we're able to improve the score by over 100 points by applying the CPU under volt and no real difference between either in terms of single core performance. A single coral earned isn't enough to trigger pel limit throttling. Here are the GPU only clock speeds, while under a graphical only stress test, both its dock and with the 220 megahertz GPU core overclock applied, but it's worth noting that your CPU under vaulting and GPU overclocking results will vary between ships based on the silicon lottery. So how does this performance boost actually translate in games in the games tested? The exact same windows, updates, game updates and Nvidia drivers were installed, so there shouldn't be any changes other than the CPU under vaulting and graphics. Overclocking, the same minus 0.15, volt undervolt to the CPU was applied as before. Along with the 220 megahertz GPU core overclocked and 400 megahertz GPU memory, overclocked Focker i 5 was tested using the built in benchmark. The average frame rates were only just slightly better, no real difference. Third, in fact, the the settlers were actually lower.
With these changes in place, csgo was tested with the u litical benchmark and their real difference was observed. The biggest change was at max settings where there was a 3 improvement to average framerate. Although our 1 lows are up at all settings, there wasn't really much difference in games with the under vault and GPU overclocked supplied. To be honest, it doesn't really seem worth bothering with in terms of increasing performance. I guess it's already fairly tough doubt as for the external temperatures, where you'll actually be putting your hands, and I had all the body of the laptop is sitting in the mid 30s. While gaming, this increases to the high 40s towards the center and up the back and then there's little change with the CPU and GPU stress tests running. As for the fan noise produced by the laptop while they have listened to some of these tests at idle. It was a little louder than most other laptops with the fan still audible, while gaming and under stress test. It was about the same not too different from most of the gaming laptops I've looked at and then with the fan maxed out, it was fairly loud overall. The performance wasn't as great as I was hoping for the 87 58 psalmist always has these power limit. Throttling issues that's. Definitely not something unique to this MSI laptop. However, the thermal throttling wasn't expected generally MSI laptops, have pretty good cooling thermal throttling out of the box.
Even with the fans maxed out and the CPU under faulted is a bit of an issue though, however, as we've seen, this could be improved. All there wasn't removed entirely, especially when you consider that my testing was done with an ambient room temperature of 18 degrees Celsius. So I'd expect even worse than summer, at this point, I'm, not sure if there was just an issue with my unit or if this is simply how they perform these differences in performance, gern, aren't, hard and fast rules. There are different factors which will vary results, primarily the temperature you're running in application of thermal paste, and even the specific hardware which comes down to the silicon lottery. You may not be able to under fault or, if o'clock your Hardware, the same as me. It depends on the chip and its specific power requirements, so don't just blindly copy my settings and do some testing to find out where your stable point is for best results. While you could probably improve the temperatures by swapping up a thermal paste, that's, not something I can test in a review unit. If I go ahead and remove the stock thermal paste and replace my urn, I can't put the old paste back, so the next reviewer would experience something different from what you'd actually see with the product and unknowingly report incorrect information due to what I've done under faulting And raising fan speed, on the other hand, isn't physically intrusive and, as we've seen, it did improve the performance and temperatures in this particular unit.
With no downside once you've got a stable under Bowl, and although this helped with the temperatures and improved our CPU performance, it didn't seem to make much difference in games. Let me know how much of a performance boost you found by under vaulting your hardware and what you thought of the improvements here and don't forget to subscribe for the full review of the msi ge62 read our RGB 8 RF gaming laptop as well as future tech.