MSI GV62 8RC Laptop Review and Benchmarks
Let'S start by checking out the specs of this unit, as there are a few options available with this model. There'S, an Intel i5 8300 H CPU here, which has four cores and Kanto, go up to 4 gigahertz and single core workloads. Although it's also available with the i7 8750 H in mine unit there's one 8 gig stick of ddr4 memory running at 2400, megahertz and single channel fit the 2 slots can support up to 32 gig at 2600, 66 megahertz speeds for storage, there's, a 128 gigabyte m Dot 2 sutter SSD installed, but the single m dot 2 slot supports nvme PCIe storage. If you want to upgrade there's. Also, a single 2.5 inch drive bay, which is populated with the one terabyte 5400 rpm hard drive for the graphics there's, an Nvidia 1050 2 gig card which powers the 15.6 inch 1080p 60 Hertz TN panel, but it's also available with IPS for the network connectivity there's A Gigabit Ethernet port support for 802 211 AC Wi Fi, as well as Bluetooth version 5.0 to let an interior are both a great plastic with a sort of brushed finish. They'Re, both nice and smooth, and the lid was a little darker than the inside. The corners and edges are smooth and basically everything is plastic. The dimensions of the laptop of 38.3 centimeters in width, 26 centimeters in depth and two point: nine centimeters in height, so a little on the thicker side, but hopefully that will help with thermals more on that later, the laptop is listed at 2.
2 kilos on the msi Website and mine was just a little above this with the 135 watt power, brick and cable for charging. The total weight increases 2.8 kilos, so overall it's not too heavy, as mentioned. The screen here is a 15.6 inch, 60 Hertz 1080p TN panel. No g sync available here, though, as a team panel, the viewing angles, weren't very good site to site didn't change too much, but up and down resulted in massive color shift. So you'll definitely want to look at it front on where possible. The screen doesn't get that bright either at 100 we're. Looking at two hundred and twenty seven nits i've also measured the current color gamut using the spider five pro and my results returned 97 of srgb, 76 of ntsc and 82 of Adobe RGB, so it's, actually getting quite good results for a low rent, laptop I've performed. My usual backlight bleed test on the display, which involves, having the laptop show a black screen in a dark room to help emphasize any bleeding. I then take a long exposure photo to display any bleed, so this is a worst case scenario test no noticeable issues here. In terms of bleed, the results were really good, but this will of course, vary between laptops, while moving the display. That was some flex, but it wasn't too bad and overall I'd say it felt sturdy. It can't be opened easily with one finger demonstrating that more of the weight seems to be up towards the back as we'll see later when we open it up above the display in the center is a 720p camera.
The camera's not great, really blurry, even with decent lighting. The microphone, on the other hand, isn't too bad, but you'll be able to judge both for yourself, the SteelSeries keyboard has red backlighting and the sides of all the keys are also clear red plastic. So it looks red even while off, unfortunately the colour can't be changed. You only get red over all the keyboard was pretty good to type with there's some good spacing between the keys with 1.9 millimeters of key travel, and I had no problems to call out. The key presses felt a little clicky here's, how they sound to try and give you an idea that was some keyboard flex, although this wasn't an issue while typing normally, although there was quite a bit more flex down in the wrist rest areas, but again, not really An issue during normal use, the touchpad worked well, it uses synaptics drivers and was smooth to the touch. There are physically separate, left and right click buttons, which were quite clicky again no issues here. Moving on to the io on the Left, there's, a Kensington, lock, Gigabit Ethernet port, USB 3.1 gen2 on type, a port HDMI port mini DisplayPort, a second USB 3.1 gen2 on type, a port, USB 3.1 gen2 on type C port. No Thunderbolt support here, unfortunately, and 3.5. Millimeter headphone and mic jacks on the right there's, only a USB 2.0 type, a port and the SD card slot on the back there's, just some air exhaust vents towards the corners.
While the front only has some status LEDs in the center. Before to what speakers have found, underneath the laptop towards the front two on the left and two on the right and they don't sound too great, quite tinny, with no bass up on the lid there's, a red and white MSI logo in the center. Unlike other a missile up tops I've tested this one doesn't light up. Fingerprints show up quite easily on the brushed plastic. Although Wester surfaces are smooth, they're easy enough to wipe way underneath this heaps of air intake vents to keep everything cool, as well as some big rubber feet, which did a really good job of preventing the laptop from moving around while in use the laptop can be Opened up easily with a Phillips head screwdriver and inside we get easy access to the single 2.5 inch drive a single m2 slot, 2 Ram slots and Wi Fi card powering. The laptop is a 6 cell 41 watt hour battery and with a full charge and just watching YouTube videos with the screen on half brightness keep it lighting on, as I couldn't find a way to disable it and background apps disabled. I was able to use it for 3 hours and 13 minutes a pretty good result, considering the small size of the battery, the Intel integrated graphics were in use during this test, thanks to Nvidia Optimus, while playing The Witcher 3 with medium settings and Nvidia's battery boost Set to 30fps the battery lasted for 47 minutes, a fairly average result, which was surprising considering the somewhat small battery, although the hardware inside isn't too powerful so I'm guessing that's, why? I was able to last this long overall I'd consider the battery life to be fair.
Nothing amazing, but not terrible. Thermal testing was completed with an ambient room temperature of 18 degrees Celsius. It'S getting cold here as winter has just started so expect warmer temperatures in a warmer environment at idle. Both the CPU and GPU were quite warm at around 50 degrees Celsius, while playing pub G at default settings. The temperatures rise, as shown by the dark blue bar, but they're not too bad. The 1050 doesn't use a huge amount of power so generally runs fairly cool. If we apply a minus 0.15 volt under volt to the CPU, the temperatures drop back a bit, as shown in the green bars and we'll, see how this affected clock speeds in the next graph, without the under fault and instead running the fans on maximum also gives Us a nice temperature decrease as shown in yellow, and we get our best results in orange when combining the under fault with maxed out fans, the full load stress test was tested with a 264 and a heaven benchmark running at the same time, even in the worst Case shown in dark red, the temperatures aren't really that high and we can see how maxing the fans out and dock rate improves this followed by adding on the CPU wonderful in purple. The GPU temperatures change slightly when we drop the CPU temperatures with the CPU. Wonderful. As there appears to be one shared heat pipe between the two without the CPU under volt applied, we were always seeing power limit throttling on the CPU.
This is why there's no change to the clock speeds when we max out the fans, as no thermal throttling was taking place. Applying the CPU undervolt removes the power limit throttling and the CPU was able to hit its full 3.9 gigahertz or core speed and run a cooler temperatures, as we saw in the last graph win win. As for the external temperatures, where you'll actually be putting your hands at idle, the body of the laptop is sitting in the high 30s in the center while gaming. This increases to the mid 40s and again is warmest in the center, but it wasn't too bad to the touch, and I saw a very similar result while running the stress tests. While we drop back down into the lower 40s with the fans maxed out. As for the fan noise produced by the laptop all, they have a listen to some of these tests at idle. The fan was only just audible and running the CPU and GPU stress tests was about the same as playing an actual game. The stress test was just ever so slightly louder and at this stage it actually wasn't too loud, overall, noticeably quieter compared to other gaming laptops with more powerful 1060 graphics. With the fans maxed out we're getting similar volumes, there is more powerful laptop slur. 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 1080p with the latest Nvidia drivers and Windows updates to date installed fortnight was definitely playable at high settings or below.
At epic, though, it felt pretty choppy, as shown by the fairly low framerate, but, as usual, take these results with a grain of salt, as this game greatly depends on where you are in the game and what other players are doing at the time. So results will vary, overwatch was tested playing with the buds and to me it played pretty well with ultra settings or lower. I did notice a bit of stuttering at epic settings, but again, results will vary with this game, based on the map and what's going on. In the area pub G was tested using the replay feature but again like the previous two games and will greatly depend on what's going on in the game at the time. So the results can vary quite a lot. It was definitely playable at the lower settings. A bit choppy at times, as highlighted by the 1 lows, but playable csgo, was definitely playable. It runs on just about anything, and the averages here were fairly decent. Some big drops in this benchmark, though, due to the smirks which really tanked the framerate I've tested, Far Cry 5 with the built in benchmark, and I went into this knowing the results wouldn't be great. This is mostly for illustrative purposes just to show you that modern triple a games on the 1050 aren't, the best combination Rainbow six siege was tested with the built in benchmark and again like the other games, the frame rates are pretty fair at most setting levels.
So again, definitely playable here battlefield one was also alright on medium settings or lower. It was playable on the highest settings, but there was more noticeable stuttering during fights rise of the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark. Maximum settings were basically unusable, but again not too bad at the lower setting levels. Personally for many current games, I don't think the 1050 is enough, especially if you want to play with good settings. It'Ll definitely get you by and run well with less demanding titles like overwatch, fortnight or csgo, for example, but for other games like pub G or i 5. It really left me wanting more I've. Just quickly got some CPU benchmarks here to compare with the last generation. 7700 HQ with the new 8300 H as both a quad core laptop CPUs. The 8300 H is only just slightly ahead in single core, with a small boost in multi core, which was improved with the undervolt as this removed to the power limit. Throttling noted earlier in crystal disk mark the 128 gig m dot to solder. Ssd was getting 530 megabytes per second in sequential reads, and about 360 in sequential, writes but it's worth remembering. The laptop does support faster nvme storage to the one terabyte hard drive was getting above 90 megabytes per second in both so not too bad for a 5400 rpm drive but I've seen better I've tested the SD slot using a V 90 rated card to remove the Card as a bottleneck and the speeds of the slot are quite low, but still usable as for the price, the GV 6 to 8 RC, with these exact specs, comes in at around 1400 Australian dollars here in Australia.
At the time of recording, I haven't found US pricing with these exact specs, but I'd expect it to go for under a thousand US dollars. I'Ll update the link in the video description once it's available, it's also available with higher end graphics or the UI 78758 CPU, which will, of course raise the price. So what did you guys think of the GV 6 to 8 RC gaming laptop from MSI based on the price and the specs it's, a low rent gaming laptop at least compared to many other laptops I featured on the channel recently, but it's still plenty to give You a great gaming experience in less demanding titles, it's entirely plastic with some flex, but seems sturdy enough unless you're intentionally pushing it. The only issues I had with it with a somewhat dim screen and the small battery granted the battery did perform better than I expected. Considering its size, let me know what you guys thought down in the comments and leave a like to. Let me know if you found our view useful thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.