MSI GF62VR 7RF Gaming Laptop Review and Benchmarks
You should consider inside the box. Look at the laptop itself manual and warranty information power, brick and power cable. First up let's, look at the specs of the model. I'Ve got here there's an Intel 7700 HQ quad core KB Lake CPU, which runs a 2.8 gigahertz and can turbo up to 3.8 gigahertz I've got 16 gigabytes of ddr4 memory running at 2400 megahertz here, but the two slots can support up to 32 gigabytes for storage. There'S, a 128 gigabyte Kingston and 2 SATA SSD and a 1 terabyte HGST 2.5 inch, 7200 rpm hard drive installed. The SSD is in the single m2 slot, which supports PCIe, 3 and vme, so you can optionally upgrade to a faster SSD for the graphics. We'Ve got Nvidia's 1060 in combination with a 15.6 inch 1080p white view panel we'll see how this performs later in the benchmarks for the network connectivity, there's a Gigabit, Ethernet port and kill a Wi Fi, which supports up to 800 2.11 AC as well as bluetooth. 4.2. The laptop has a black brushed metallic look to it on the outside of the lid, but inside things are a bit different rather than MSI as usual, black there's, a brushed gray plastic going on here, which feels nice and smooth and is unique to the GF models. I'Ve been told that in Australia this model is exclusively sold through heavy Norman, the physical dimensions of the laptop, a thirty eight point, three centimeters in width, 26, centimeters in depth and two point: nine centimeters in height the total weight of the laptop is advertised at 2.
2 Kilos and when testing mine it weighed just a little more and when including the power, brick and power cable for charging, the total increases to around 3 kilos, so it's fairly light and good for transporting, as mentioned. The screen here is a 15.6 inch, 60 Hertz 1080p white view matte panel. The white View panel here looks mostly all right front on the contrast seems to be lacking a bit there and once you start looking from above or below the colors shift quite a bit, and it looks pretty bad left and right sides are ok there. So as long as you're looking at it directly from the front that looks, fine, I've, also measured the colours produced by the screen using the spider 5 Pro and my results returned to 98 percent of srgb, 78 percent of ntsc and 83 percent of Adobe gb. So in terms of color reproduction it's, actually pretty good compared to the other laptops, I've tested, I've also performed. My usual backlight bleed test on the display, which involves, having the laptop show a completely black screen in a darkroom 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. The result was pretty surprising. There was no noticeable bleed at all, although this will of course vary from laptop to laptop while moving the display. There was a little flex but no big deal.
Unfortunately, you can't open the laptop with one finger. All the weight seems to be placed towards the back, which prevents this above. The display is a HD camera, so it's only capable of 720p video at 30fps. The camera looks quite grainy even with decent lighting. Microphone sounds okay, it's, not the best. If I don't get the job done, there's an RGB steelseries keyboard, which I enjoy typing on overall the keypresses felt a little mushy, but were quiet. There was a little bit of flex while pushing down hard on the keyboard, but this wasn't at all noticeable. Under normal typing conditions. There actually seemed to be more flex in the wrist rest areas. The lighting can be adjusted through the included software and there are a number of effects available. Unfortunately, there's no individual key lighting customizations here, however, I think it looks pretty nice MSI seem to have the best looking RGB keyboards out of all the laptops, I've tested. So far, at least in my own opinion, the power button is found towards the top right, while the 2 buttons next to it, can be used as a shortcut to MSI's Dragon Center software, which lets you monitor the system, control the keyboard lighting and more. While the button furthest to the left will max out both the CPU and GPU fans, I also found the touchpad to work. Pretty well. It'S got a very smooth surface and I had no problems using it. There are physical left and right buttons, which are quite loud and very clicky.
Moving on to the available IR on the Left, we have a Kensington, lock, Gigabit, Ethernet port, USB 3.0 type, a port HDMI port mini display port, another USB 3.0 type, a port, a USB 3.1 gen2 type c port and 3.5 millimeter headphone and mic jacks over on The right there's, a USB 2.0 type, a port, a built in SD card reader and the power input – has nothing on the front other than some status LEDs and the speakers and nothing on the back other than a couple of Eric sauce pens. Once the corners up on the lid does the MSI logo, which lights up white while the laptop is powered on the metallic lid, was a fingerprint magnet but nothing a quick wipe with a microfiber cloth. Couldn'T fix the grey plastic palm area did better job at hiding. These but it's still needed to be cleaned, underneath the Cimmerian takes to keep everything cool, as well as some rubber feet, which both help prevent the laptop from moving around on flood surfaces when in use, and also raise it up slightly to let him cool air. As mentioned, the speakers are underneath the front of the laptop, and I found that they didn't sound, very good. They send a tinny with a distinct lack of bass. I definitely recommend sticking to headphones here powering the laptop is a 41 watt hour 6 cell battery and with a full charge in doing basic tasks such as browsing the internet and watching YouTube with the screen on around half brightness keyboard lighting off and background ups disabled.
I was able to use it for 2 hours and 17 minutes while playing The Witcher 3 with medium settings. An invidious battery boost set to 30fps the battery lasted for 35 minutes. Overall, I thought the battery life was a little lower, considering the size of the laptop. I would have thought that would have been space for a larger one during normal use, with an ambient room temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, the CPU idled at 38 degrees Celsius, while the GPU idled at ' degrees Celsius – and here are the external temperatures of the laptop. Where you'll actually be putting your hands? For some reason, the touchpad was noticeably warmer with the CPU and GPU maxed out for around half an hour with the same room temperature. The CPU reached a maximum of 95 degrees Celsius, while the GPU peaked at 82 degrees Celsius. So the CPU got fairly hot and was throttling by around 20. However, this stopped if the GPU load was removed. It only happened with both fully utilized. We can see that the keyboard area has warmed up quite a bit more mostly towards the middle, and it was quite noticeable while typing, despite this, the fans weren't running at full speed after turning them right up manually, the GPU cooled down to 78 degrees Celsius. However, the CPU stayed the same and just throttled slightly less so there's, not enough cooling, if you're planning on smashing both the CPU and GPU at the same time with full load, otherwise it's, probably fine.
I also found the laptop fairly quiet when not gaming, at idle it's at around the 37 decibel mark, and I could barely hear it. This is what it sounds like, while maxing out both the CPU and GPU. It went up to 51 decibels, which I found to be pretty typical, with most gaming laptops and here's. What that sounded like with the fans fully maxed out manually, it went up just a little more to 54 decibels is what that sounds like in comparison. I also didn't notice any coil whine, while testing finally let's take a look at some benchmarks. Will first cover some real world gaming benchmarks, followed by tests with various benchmarking tools. All tests will run at the 1080p resolution with all windows and Nvidia updates to date installed player unknowns. Battlegrounds was tested with the latest 1.8 version. In my testing I was consistently getting around 90 FPS on average on all settings, with the exception of ultra, which still averaged above 60 FPS with the 1 lows not too far behind the other settings, I've used the new replay feature to perform this testing. So in theory, it should be more accurate than previous pubsey benchmarks that I've done as I can now consistently perform the same test run shadow of war performed all right. It was fairly smooth even at high settings. You could even get away with ultra settings if you don't require 60fps. I think it still played nicely. The battlefield 1 averages are quite good.
However. The 1 lawyers are substantially lower in comparison during intense moments. I did notice this, but in general it was an overall smooth experience. The Witcher 3 played great. However, the 1 lawyers outlined the small dips and performance that were experienced from time to time, despite the 1 lawyers being quite a bit lower than the average frame rates. They'Re still not too far below 60fps, so it wasn't that noticeable watchdogs 2 is a fairly resource intensive game. While it was definitely playable live in at max settings, I found higher or lower settings to deliver the best experience rice of the Tomb Raider is doing pretty. Well, too, with DirectX 12 giving a nice little boost to performance, allowing us to average over 60 FPS with max settings. Ghost Recon is a fairly resource intensive game to get decent frame rates. You need to look at higher or lower settings. As you can see, the laptop was struggling with ultra settings. Ashes of the singularity is another resource intensive game, not really too much else to say here. These are the results under DirectX 11 doom performed fairly. Similarly, at all setting levels and Devon on Ultra settings, the 1 lawyers are close to the 60fps sweet spot, so this laptop should be able to handle max settings here, no problem, although most of these are fairly intensive games. The laptop didn't have many issues running them. Even at higher settings I've said before the 1060 is a great sweet spot for 1080p 60fps gaming, and that remains true here in most cases now on to the benchmarking tools.
While a useful indicator note, the these results are less practical compared to the real world. Gaming results previously shown we'll start with the Unigine benchmarks. This is how the laptop performed in heaven benchmark with a tessellation set to extreme and anti aliasing, set to 8 here's, how Valley benchmark performed with anti aliasing set to 8 at various graphic settings. And finally, these are the 1080p results from their newest super position, benchmark for the lost graphics benchmarks. I ran 5 Strachan times pi from 3d mark and got scores of 9000 and 93 and 3467 respectively. So pretty fair in crystal disk month, the 128 gigabytes under 3 m2 SSD performed around 550 megabytes per second in sequential reads and 200 megabytes per second and sequential writes, which is pretty typical for a set of 3 based SSD. Although a little lower on the right speeds, the one terabyte hard drive gets around 130 megabytes per second in both sequential reads and writes speeds, which is pretty typical for a 7200 rpm disc. With these exact specs at the time of recording, the laptop can be picked up in Australia for 1916 Australian dollars, although that appears to be with the current 20 discount, so that may change that's about 1500 US Dollars, my international friends with tax included. So what did you guys think of MSI's gf6 vr 7 RF gaming laptop overall? I think the laptop performs quite well. However, it does get quite warm when gaming for a while, as shown in videos 1060, is an awesome sweet spot for 1080p 60fps gaming.
In many current games at high max settings, this hardware unfortunately also requires quite a bit of power, which is why I think we're not getting that much battery life out of the laptop, even at the 20 off price. There are other laptops with the 1060 and 7700 HQ CPU available for less, which I personally prefer. 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.