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Msi gs70

Discussion in 'MSI' started by cotolay, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. ameybhavsar

    ameybhavsar Notebook Guru

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    Looks like it's in stock on NewEgg. Thinking of going in for this.
     
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    uzun Notebook Geek

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    I'm weak, and need a new laptop. I ordered it from newegg first thing. I guess I will just risk overheating, but I do like the form factor and hardware in this thing a lot. I'll probably use XTU and undervolt it 0.1V or so and hope for the best.

    -Roger
     
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    If they made a 14" version of this thing I would be throwing my money at MSI so fast, I wouldn't have a care in the world.
     
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    bkoon1218 Notebook Guru

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    The benchmark scores aren't too far off from what the Asus G750 puts out, so I'm still being hopeful on the throttling.
     
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    Well, I ordered a Razer Blade Pro about a week ago and this finally decides to come out... I really hope I made the right choice since this looks to have the edge over the Blade in many different aspects and for a better price too :(.
     
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    ryukenden Notebook Evangelist

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    I second this. from what i can tell only the razer blade 14 is the only laptop with this performance and thinness. 17" being razer blade pro and gs70. No other laptop out there being comparable, am i correct?
     
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    Seconded, errr thirded.

    10 char
     
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    WhatsThePoint Notebook Virtuoso

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    But does it handle heat well?
     
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    Yea I ordered from Newegg earlier today, should be here tomorrow (Tues the 6th). I bet it won't handle heat that well, I ordered a laptop cooling pad and plan to undervolt it a bit.
     
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    It looks like MSI is sticking with the SanDisk X100 as the stock mSATA SSDs.

    Probably a great thing to do is a quality repaste on the CPU and GPU soon after receiving this model or have a reseller like Gentech do it for you if you decide to purchase from them.

    The factory TC application has been known to not be the best in the method of TC application.
     
  15. mavericke

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    For those of you who is interested to acquire one piece in the UK, Box.co.uk is selling them for around £1500 for the 128GB in RAID 0. You can also acquire one from overclockers.co.uk.

    I think I might just swap my GE40 for the GS 70 instead.
     
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    Mine arrived this morning. I am trying to get it configured and get used to Windows 8. I will run Prime95 and Furmark and see what temps do once I get it setup and updated/cleaned.
     
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    Watched video halfway, realized it has no ODD and lost interest. :( Thanks for the video anyway.

    Looks like I'll still have to wait for the upcoming gigabyte P35K
     
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    Cool. So is it warm now while configuring it and moving around Windows? I'd think that could be a fairly good indication of how it would be just web browsing and other simple stuff. While I game, most of my time is browsing the web and such.
     
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    The CPU and GPU run cool in normal desktop stuff. Intel XTU does let me adjust the Dynamic CPU Voltage Offset and Processor Cache Voltage Offset to undervolt, but that's not making much diff temp wise that I can see (-90 mv settings).

    I am running Prime95 heat/cpu stress test. Temps are staying in the 92-99 C range which is pretty high, but the CPU is not throttling and with all 4 cores slammed at 100% it maintains a 2.9 GHZ clock which is great. I am running 8 threads to max out all cores.

    I will run furmark once I let this cook for an hour or so and see how high it goes. So far it climbed rapidly to the mid- upper 90s but then falls back to low 90s, back up to mid-uppers and so on. It doesnt seem to be climbing overall.

    I did run a quick furmark benchmark and that completed fine and didnt heat up the GPU at all really. But I need to run furmark much longer to see if that overheats. I am guessing the GPU will be fine, its these Haswell CPU's that really get hot.

    So far high temps, but no throttling and maintains a high CPU clock regardless.

    -Roger
     
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    What are general safe temperatures for the CPU and GPU? Up to 99 °C sounds toasty.
     

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