RTX 2080 Super 150W Is Crazy! MSI GE75 Game Benchmarks
So lets check out how well it performs in 20 different games and also compare it against some other laptops. Ive. Pretty much got the highest specs possible in the GE75, but it is also available with lower tier hardware for less money. You can find examples and updated prices linked in the description., The MSI Dragon Center software lets you select between different performance. Modes. Ive used the highest extreme performance option for best results, though I didnt find this to apply any overclocking or undervolting by default., Unfortunately, its not possible to disable Optimus to get a speed boost, which was the case with the GS66, Well only be covering gaming performance. In this video, so if youre new then get subscribed for the full review, which will cover thermals and more. Well start out by going through all games at all setting levels then afterwards well see how other laptops stack up against the 2080 Super graphics. Red Dead Redemption 2 was tested using the games built in benchmark tool. No other laptop in recent memory has been able to surpass 60 FPS in this test at ultra settings. So straight away were seeing what this GPU power can do. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode, and the result at ultra settings was again one of the best Ive ever seen in this game, but well take a look at how other laptops compare in this game. Later. Control was tested with and without RTX enabled. Ive got the results with RTX off in purple RTX on in the green bars, which was actually still pretty playable, then RTX on with DLSS enabled, as shown by the red bars, which was running much better, while also Looking good.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark and once more were seeing excellent results at the higher levels for a laptop but again well see how others compare soon. Apex Legends was tested with either all settings at maximum or all settings On the lowest possible values, as it doesnt have predefined setting presets. Absolutely no issues at all running the game. Maxed out, even the 1 low was above 100 FPS. Call of Duty. Modern Warfare was tested in campaign mode with either max or min settings. For the same reason, and although there was less of a difference between the levels here, still no problems playing, maxed, out. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature and the low setting preset was able to make use of the 300Hz screen.. Just for brief comparison, a recent 2070 Super laptop I tested could pass 300 FPS at medium, but wasnt doing as well at epic settings, which I think is a result of the GE75, not allowing us to disable. The integrated graphics. Overwatch is another less demanding game and was tested in the practice range. No issues hitting the 300 FPS frame cap at low and medium for the most part, even ultra settings would still be using the 300Hz screen. Well. CSGO was tested using the Ulletical FPS benchmark, although the results are good, as is basically always the case here. Better performance is typical from cheaper laptops with lower specs that give us the option of disabling optimus.
. Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane and the results werent really much different compared to far lower specced and cheaper machines. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built in benchmark using Vulkan. There was minimal difference between ultra and high settings, while the average FPS from low was near the screens refresh rate. Metro Exodus was tested using the built in benchmark. Most parts of the game perform a fair bit better than this, so dont take these results as a good indication of what to expect throughout the entire game its more of a worst case.. The Division 2 was also tested with the built in benchmark, like some others. The results at lower settings – arent impressive, but at higher levels, where the GPU can get to work, were seeing great results. Monster Hunter World was tested running through the main town and similar deal here too Ive had lower specced laptops do better at lower levels, but passing 100 FPS at max settings is next level for a laptop. Borderlands, 3 was tested using the games built in benchmark again fairly good results at the higher setting levels, as youd expect from 2080 Super graphics paired with i9 CPU. Ghost Recon Breakpoint was also tested with the Benchmark tool again excellent results compared to other laptops tested, I dont think Ive ever seen above 80 FPS at max settings in this test on a laptop. Assassins. Creed Odyssey is another that was tested with the games benchmark and, interestingly, the results were lower than expected.
Given the hardware were dealing with., Far Cry New Dawn was also tested with the games benchmark again, not quite as good results as I was expecting. This game and the last do rely a bit more on CPU power than others at higher settings. So perhaps theres something holding it back there. The Witcher 3 was running fine at max settings. I dont think you need a mega high frame rate, but there were some fair gains from running with high settings. Instead. F1 2019 usually sees similar behaviour. However, on the GE75 theres not really too much of a difference between ultra high and high settings., Now lets take a look at how the 150 watt 2080 Super compares with other laptops use these results as a rough guide only as they were tested at different times With different drivers. In Battlefield, 5 Ive got the GE75 highlighted in red. Its giving one of the best results Ive seen in this game, only behind the more powerful 200 watt 2080 in the thicker GT76. Just above it, though, the 1 low was a bit lower compared to some of the others just below it.. These are the results from Far Cry 5, with ultra settings in the built in benchmark.. The GE75 is down a little. This time I have found processor power to matter more in this test compared to GPU. So that may be why Ill take a look into CPU performance in the upcoming review, but either way still an excellent result.
In Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The GE75 is back near the top, though only a few frames ahead of other options that are a fair bit thinner, such as MSIs GS66 and the GT76s lead is a bit further in this GPU heavy test.. Overall, the gaming performance is excellent, as youd expect from the 2080 Super with 150 watt power limit. However, there was an overall trend of performance being a bit lower compared to alternatives at lower setting levels.. In many cases. I believe this is due to the GE75s inability to disable the iGPU, as this typically offers a nice boost in gaming performance.. If MSI had offered this option here, the GE75 would probably see some nice gains.. The 300Hz screen was useful in esports titles, but given we still needed lower settings to get optimal frame rates, I think this further illustrates how important being able to run games only on the discrete graphics becomes to get the most out of high end hardware, like this. Higher settings were needed to actually take advantage of the GPU power, but if youre considering something this high end Id hope that youre planning on playing at higher settings anyway. Here are the screen response. Time results for the 1080p 300Hz screen in my unit. By default. Msi have overdrive mode enabled through the dragon center software, and this gives us a 3.2 ms grey to grey response time.. If we look at how this compares against other laptops well, its the best result, Ive tested.
Since I bought my testing hardware, a very impressive result. MSI gives us the option to disable overdrive, which will increase the response time a bit to 6.8ms. However, it does remove the overshoot and undershoot in some transitions. Ive got a link in the description. If you need an explanation on what all these numbers mean., Let me know what you thought of the gaming performance from the 150 watt.