MSI GP62/GL62 of GTX1060 gaming notebooks up to 41% Faster than Other GTX1060 Max-Q NBs!


Posted on December 08 2017

Many MSI fans might know that MSI gaming notebooks always got best cooling design even on its GP,GL,GF and GV gaming notebook series, this time we tested the GP62MVR 7RF with GeForce GTX1060 3GB GDDR5 graphics to challenge other 2 models with Max-Q Design graphics, one of GTX1060 Max-Q Design with 6GB GDDR5 and the other one of GTX1060 Max-Q Design with 3GB GDDR5, see how big is the difference between high performance version of GTX1060 3GB gaming notebook and low power version GTX1060 Max-Q Design 6GB/3GB graphics.

GP/GF/GV/GL models with GTX1060 got stronger cooling design than others

When I got GP62MVR 7RF, it’s 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. So as GF, GL and GV series.

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 other gaming notebooks in the market. All of the MSI GP/GF/GL/GV series comes with same cooling design on the GTX1060, GTX1050Ti and GTX1050 graphics models with Cooler Boost 4.

If you check on other notebooks with GTX1060 Max-Q, you must find out that they only used 2~3 heatpipes, only half of the numbers compared with MSI models, so you could realized that their cooling system might not able to resolve the heat from i7 7700HQ CPU and GTX1060 Max-Q GPU. Either the CPU/GPU overheat to 96~100°C, nor their models drop CPU/GPU clock very early before 90°C to cause lower gaming performance.

The GP/GF/GL/GV models of GTX1060 cooling design with 2 fans and 6 heatpipes

GP/GF/GL/GV series is much more powerful on benchmarks and baming!

The GP/GF/GL/GV series are rock solid on cooling and gaming 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?

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. Another GTX 1060 Max-Q 6GB notebook only got P10700 score, the lowest one was just over P10000 score.


The example of GP62MVR 7RF GTX1060 3DMarK 11 got P13240 score

Another one with GTX1060 Max-Q 6GB, 3DMark 11 got P10717 score, the other one with lowest score just over P10000,
it's just similar as GTX 1050 Ti graphics.

Take a look on 3DMark Fire Strike, the GP62MVR got 10500 score, another one with GTX 1060 Max-Q 6GB graphics only got 8770 score, seems the Max-Q version got 19% less performance than normal version. The other one with GTX 1060 Max-Q 3GB graphics only got 8210 score.

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 70°C.

But when we come back to see another one with GTX1060 Max-Q Design 6GB graphics, it’s only got 4892 score, it’s 23% less than GP62MVR with GTX1060 on Turbo Mode. And GPU temp under 69°C. But if we check CPU temp., it's over 96°C to be overheat and could be easily throttling.

You Think GTX1060 Is VR Ready? 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 7RF with regular GTX 1060 3GB 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 6GB 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. The GTX 1060 Max-Q Design of 3GB graphics notebook even got lower 5150 score, it’s far from 6000 score to keep 120FPS frame rate for smooth VR experience.


GP62MVR of VR Mark Orange Room test over 6000 score is a gate to play VR games smoothly.

Others with GTX1060 Max-Q 6GB graphics just under the standard of smooth VR!


More programs to see overall Winning competitions

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 MUCH more than AMD ones for higher FPS rate. Used GP62MVR 7RF to play this game with FHD Ultra setting, got 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 6GB Design, I recommend users to reduce the detail become High not Ultra, cause it’s only 50fps in game lobby, that means users will get 24~33fps in the game, it’s not smooth at all and will get killed easily! For another GTX 1060 Max-Q 3GB version, it’s even lower to 46fps in lobby and 22~26fps in the competitions. Let’s check below GPU gaming performance chat to see the regular graphics performance compared with Max-Q version performance gap. We could see that GTX 1070 is a bit faster than GTX 1080 Max-Q, GTX1060 even over 30% faster than GTX 1060 Max-Q, that’ really a big deal for users with this huge performance gap when they buy a gaming notebook with similar SPEC. but much lower performance.

When we take a look into other real gaming experience, we could see that Assassin’s Creed Origins game with FHD benchmark result, the GTX 1060 of MSI gaming notebooks got 30%~45% faster than GTX 1060 Max-Q Design of other notebooks, even a bit faster than GTX1070 Max-Q Design graphics, It's also because of great cooling design and set Dragon Center at Turbo Mode!


The best value for FHD Ultra detail gaming is GTX1060, but never 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 another with GTX1060 Max-Q Design 6GB graphics and the other with GTX 1060 Max-Q Design 3GB graphics, that's a waste of money to have the similar “SPEC.” but not real performance. Few of the benchmark numbers might not align with linear theory because with heavy loading games as PUBG or ACO, other models were throttling during gaming, the test results just reflect this issue.

Let's take a look on below % comparison sheet, transfer different REAL numbers become percentage rate to let you guys easier to understand the winning % of GP62MVR. What else we need to consider when the performance GAP IS HUGE? Choose MSI GP/GF/GL/GV with real GTX1060 graphics indeed!





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