Many of MSI fans of the gamers or pro users might know that MSI gaming notebooks always got best cooling design even on its GP or GL gaming notebook series, this time I would like to test the GP62MVR 7RF with GeForce GTX1060 3GB GDDR5 graphics to challenge the GTX1060 Max-Q Design with 6GB GDDR5, see how big is the difference between regular version of GTX1060 3GB gaming notebook and low cost GTX1060 Max-Q Design 6GB graphics.
GP62MVR with GTX1060 Got Stronger Cooling Design for Gamers
When I got GP62MVR, I did feel its slimmer design than GE62, because the GP62M series remove classical optical drive to save space and reduced the height and weight of the GP62MVR 7RF, that makes the GP62M slimmer and lighter than most competitors in the same market position.
GP62MVR 7RF of cooling design comes with dual fan and 6 heatpipes, that called Cooler Boost 4 from MSI cooling design theory. We all know that MSI apply highest level of cooling design inside their gaming notebook compared with same price/performance range of all gaming notebooks.
The GP62MVR GTX1060 cooling design
GTX1060 Max-Q Design cooling layout
The GP62MVR is rock solid on cooling and performance, since the competitor was designed with GTX1060 Max-Q graphics, we just want to show how big is the performance gap, 10%, 20% or even higher?
All the Benchmark showed GP62MVR is much more powerful!
Take a look on 3DMark 11 P Score, GTX1060 with Turbo Mode got P13240 score, and CPU remains under 83°C, GPU under 73°C, that makes the notebook system keep at highest performance with CPU Boost and GPU Overclocked, the cooling system contribute a lot on this stable status for gamers and pro users. Got only P10700 score with its GTX1060 Max-Q graphics.
GP62MVR GTX1060 3DMarK 11 got P13240 score
GTX1060 Max-Q of 3DMark 11 got P10717 score
Check the score of 3DMark Fire Strike, GP62MVR got 10500 score, Only got 8770 score, seems the Max-Q version got 19% less performance than normal version.
More Programs to See Overall Winning Competitions
The newer benchmark called “SUPERPOSITION BENCHMARK” designed by Unigine 2, with latest DirectX12 engine that makes this benchmark comes with great lighting effects, show the real-time rendering in a classical lab with anti-gravity machine effects, the 1080P High preset benchmark result showed 6034 score, and GPU kept under 72°C.
But when we come back to see the GTX1060 Max-Q Design, it’s only got 3370 score, it's 23% less than GP62MVR with GTX1060 on Turbo Mode.
You Think GTX1060 Is VR Ready? I Believe the GTX1060 Max-Q Design Is Not.
Maybe VR gaming is not so hot this year, but to play VR games or VR experience with higher detail in the near future, that’s still one of the advantage if you buy such a high level gaming notebook. The VR Mark got very detail info about the preset and hardware setup, the GP62MVR runs smooth to play VR games over 120~133fps during the test, that's the most important point that maintain the rate over 120 frames per second.
When theme turn to the notebook with GTX1060 Max-Q Design graphics , it became lower score of 5517, and FPS rate is around 103~120fps, just behind the standard of 6000 score and 120fps for Smooth VR games experience.
GP62MVR of VR Mark Orange Room test over 6000 score is a gate to play VR games smoothly.
GTX1060 Max-Q graphics just under the standard of VR performance!
Play PUBG game with or without smooth experience?
The most wanted and popular group online FPS game of a last-man-standing shooter style game become very popular this year must be “Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds”, this game dedicate presents the legend words of “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!”, it fits NVIDIA graphics cards more than AMD ones for higher FPS rate. Used GP62MVR play this game with FHD Ultra setting, will get 65fps when get into the lobby that will gives you around 30~40fps in the game.
But if you are using a notebook with GTX1060 Max-Q Design, I recommend users to reduce the detail become High not Ultra, cause it’s only 52fps in lobby, that means users will get 25~35fps in the game, it’s not smooth at all.
The best value for FHD Ultra detail gaming is GTX1060 but not Max-Q
So let's come out the conclusion finally but easily, the GP62MVR with GTX1060 is over 21% faster on most of the benchmarks, and 27% faster when play PUBG game, that's a huge gap for gamers when they paid similar price range but get such lower performance on GTX1060 Max-Q Design, that’s a waste of money to have the “SPEC.” but not real performance.
Let's take a look on my sheet, I transfer different numbers become percentage rate to let you guys easier to understand the winning % from GP62MVR. What else we need to consider when the performance GAP IS HUGE? Choose GP62MVR indeed!