MSI GS65 8RF or ASUS GX501GI

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  1. Fylen

    Fylen Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi everyone,

    So first of all my use : I'm a mobile / game developer. I develop on iOS / Android / HoloLens / VR.
    In addition, I play games like Destiny 2, BF, Wow, Lol, etc...
    Most of the time my computer will be connected but 1 or 2 times a year, I take the train for 3h.

    So 2 laptop take my attention :
    - The MSI GS65 8RF, settings with i7 8750h, 1070 max-q, 32 go ram 2400, 512go ssd, 1080p @144hz 7ms
    - The Asus GX501GI, settings with i7 8750h, 1080 max-q, 16 go ram 2666, 512go ssd, 1080p @144hz 3ms G-sync

    I read sometimes on the forum that the GS65 can have a full 1070 (not max-q) but I never saw this configuration on the market.
    From what I read, for laptops, 1060 < 1070 max-q < 1070 < 1080 max-q < 1080.
    So for VR (Asus mixed reality headset, Oculus, Vive), I think the Asus is the best choice.
    I'm a little afraid for the autonomy but as I will often be connected, I think it will not be a problem.

    The MSI has Optimus so better autonomy but I'm a little afraid about using a 1070 max-q for VR. Is there some test for it on the net? Is there a big difference with a 1080 max-q?

    All advice is welcome ^^.
     
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    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    I would go for the GS65 if these are the only 2 options. It has better cooling.
     
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    Yes but do you know if a 1070 max-q perform well when used for VR headset?
     
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    That particular MSI requires motherboard removal should you need to address anything such as thermal paste.

    Both will run hot as thin as they are and the 8750h isn’t a cool chip either. I have one in a much thicker 7588 G7 and it’ll hit 100c in BF1 multiplayer pretty quick.

    I think the Asus also has its bottom panel open for improved air intake.
     
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    Even a 1060 can do VR. And a 1080MQ is actually slightly slower than a normal 1070.
     
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    Indeed, as my choice was between thus two...
    But in addition of my original post, I can tell you that I want a 15", something under 2.5kg (I already had a log time ago a 15" of more than 4kg and its horrible to transport :s) and the most powerfull possible. Full HD is ok, I don't need more.
    I want to have a smooth experience with VR if possible to test my work.
    But as I live in the south of the France, I want something capable to handle the heat from my environment (I can work with 30°c in the room at work :s)
     
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