CPU Bottleneck & CPU Cooling Dilemma

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  1. ronferri

    ronferri Notebook Evangelist

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    I own MSI GT62VR with i7-6770HQ and Nvidia GTX1070. I am facing a decision dilemma in choosing an MSI gaming laptop that:

    1. Has a powerful mobile i7 CPU to run demanding games that is not an intel H model but higher (K or equivalent). My current i7-6770HQ has always been a bottleneck in AAA games since 2 years ago and it causes FPS drops.

    2. Has a strong cooling solution that can control the i7 K model CPU or equivalent and keep it under 80C at full clockspeed. My weak i7-6770HQ easily overheats to 89C when playing BF1 at 60fps, i have to reapply thermal paste every 8months to bring it down to below 80C at 60fps.

    So which laptop can give me a better CPU performance while still able to keep the CPU cool under 80C under heavy load. I am open to non MSI options as well.

    Thank you.
     
  2. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    What kind of memory do you have and have you done a repaste recently?

    I ask because the 6770hq should be a competent cpu with its 128mb l4 cache.

    Not a recommendation just curious
     
  3. ronferri

    ronferri Notebook Evangelist

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    32GB RAM dual channel and no repaste since december 2017. Looking for recommendation on next laptop.
     
  4. Kevin

    Kevin Egregious

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    Your laptop options with 'K' CPUs are limited period. I mean with MSI you only have the top end GT75 SKUs with the i9-9980HK or the GT76 with the i7-9700K or i9-9900K.

    You have the Alienware 51M with the same desktop CPUs as the GT76 and the risk of the GPUs catching fire.

    You have the 17" and 15" Clevo rebrands with i5-9600K, 9700K, 9900K desktop options. I know the Sager brand names are NP9176-G1 and NP9156-G1, respectively.

    I think that's it.
     
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  5. ronferri

    ronferri Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks Kevin. In terms of cooling under load, which one would you nominate? (No Asus?)
     
  6. macmyc

    macmyc Notebook Evangelist

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    I have the 1060 + 6700HQ version but never had cooling issues and my CPU temp has never went above 60-65 under load. Perhaps you haven't considered undervolting? Or using a more aggressive fan profile?
    The auto profile of MSI is pretty useless at cooling, i have my own fan curve and on the GPU i have never went above 70-73 degreees even with ambient temps above 30 degrees.
    I play BF1 just fine on 60 fps and Rainbow six at 120 and above with cpu temp staying around 60°C.

    I'm using a -150mV undervolt too, if you haven't, consider it. I've been on stock MSI paste for two years now without issues.
     
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  7. Kevin

    Kevin Egregious

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    Yeah there is also the ASUS ROG G703GX.

    I haven't researched any of them to have an answer. The power is in your hands now.
     
  8. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    The 6700hq shouldnt be a bottleneck. I have run games with the 1070 next to it very well. Bf1 with 90+ frames on 1440p for example. The bottleneck is something else.
     
  9. Kevin

    Kevin Egregious

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    Games running well doesn't mean there aren't games where the 6700HQ can get in the way of a 1070.
     
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    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    I have yet to see a game which used 100% of the 6700hq and less than 100% of the gpu which would be a clear bottleneck indication.
     
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