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Review: MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G

by Parm Mann on 13 October 2015, 17:30

Tags: MSI, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Laptops

System Name
MSI GT72S 6QE-046UK
PC Specialist Optimus VI 13
Form Factor
13.9in
15.6in
17.3in
15.6in
17.3in
17.3in
13.3in
CPU
Intel Core i7-4710HQ @ up to 3.5GHz
Intel Core i7-5700HQ @ up to 3.5GHz
Intel Core i7-4720HQ @ up to 3.6GHz
Intel Core i7-4720HQ @ up to 3.6GHz
Intel Core i7-4710HQ @ up to 3.5GHz
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ up to 3.6GHz
Intel Core i7-4710MQ @ up to 3.5GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
4 / 8
4 / 8
4 / 8
4 / 8
4 / 8
4 / 8
4 / 8
CPU TDP
47W
47W
47W
47W
47W
45W
47W
Memory
16GB DDR3 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR3 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR3 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR3 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR3 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR3 (2x8GB)
Memory Speed
1,866MHz at 10-10-10-32-1T
1,866MHz at 10-10-10-32-1T
1,600MHz at 11-11-11-28-1T
1,600MHz at 11-11-11-28-1T
1,600MHz at 11-11-11-28-1T
2,133MHz at 15-15-15-36-1T
1,600MHz at 9-9-9-27-1T
Integrated GPU
Intel HD 4600
-
Intel HD 4600
Intel HD 4600
Intel HD 4600
Intel HD 530
Intel HD 4600
Dedicated GPU(s)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 6GB
2x Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M 4GB in SLI
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 3GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 2GB
Display
13.9in QHD+ LCD (3,200x1,800)
15.6in MEI96A2 3K IPS (2,880x1,620)
17.3in LGD0469 Full-HD LCD (1,920x1,080)
15.6in SDC4852 4K UHD LCD (3,840x2,160)
17.3in CMN1735 Full-HD LCD (1,920x1,080)
17.3in LGD0469 Full-HD IPS G-Sync (1,920x1,080)
13.3in SDC424A QHD+ IPS (3,200x1,800)
Battery Capacity
73Wh
73Wh
76Wh
53Wh
83Wh
83Wh
62Wh
Wireless
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Killer Wireless-AC 1525
Killer Wireless-AC 1525
Killer Wireless-AC 1535
Intel Wireless-N 7260
Network
Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet
Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet
Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet
Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Primary Storage
2 x 256GB LiteOn LMT-256L9M mSATA SSDs in RAID 0
2 x 256GB LiteOn L8T-256L9G M.2 SSDs in RAID 0
2 x 128GB LiteOn LMT-128L9M mSATA SSDs in RAID 0
128GB Toshiba THNSNJ128G8NU M.2 SSD
2 x Toshiba THNSNJ128G8NU M.2 SSDs in RAID 0
128GB Toshiba THNSN5128GPU7 NVMe M.2 SSD
240GB Kingston SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSD
Secondary Storage
-
1TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5in HDD
1TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5in HDD
1TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5in HDD
1TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5in HDD
1TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5in HDD
1TB HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5in HDD
Optical Drive
-
-
DVD writer
-
LG Blu-ray writer
Hitachi Blu-ray writer
-
Power Supply
150W External
200W External
180W External
150W External
230W External
230W External
120W External
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
Dimensions (W x D x H)
330mm x 264mm x 22.9mm
390mm x 220mm x 22.9mm
417mm x 287mm x 22.5mm
390mm x 266mm x 19.9mm
428mm x 305mm x 48mm
428mm x 294mm x 48mm
330mm x 227mm x 32.9mm
Weight
1.9kg
2.5kg
2.8kg
1.9kg
3.8kg
3.8kg
2.1kg
Standard Warranty
Two years
Two years
Two years
Two years
Two years
Two years
Three years
Date Reviewed
February 2015
June 2015
March 2015
May 2015
October 2014
October 2015
July 2015
Price When Reviewed
£1,799
£1,999
£1,750
£1,500
£1,999
£1,999
£899

CPU Benchmarks

HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching PiFast test is used to benchmark the computational power of each system's CPU.
Cinebench Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses as many cores as possible.
HandBrake Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores.

Memory and Storage Benchmarks

AIDA64 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency.
CrystalDiskMark Popular free-to-use storage benchmark, used to gauge sequential performance and aggregated 4K QD32 speeds.

System and Gaming Benchmarks

PCMark 8 System-wide examination that uses the Home preset, run with OpenCL acceleration.
3DMark DX11, run at the Firestrike default test.
Aliens vs. Predator 1,920x1,080 resolution, 2xAA, 4xAF, medium quality.

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Power Consumption Noted for system idling, under HandBrake video-transcoding load, and for GPU playing Aliens vs. Predator.
Temperature Noted for CPU idling, under HandBrake video-transcoding load, and for GPU playing Aliens vs. Predator.