Questions about the GS75

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  1. Weaboo1917

    Weaboo1917 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello, I have 2 questions about the GS75, and would like your insights.

    1. Difference between the 2070 MaxQ model and the 2060 model. Of course there’s the hardware difference, but how do they compare in terms of performance, battery life, and thermals? I’m consider getting the 2060 to save $400 and hopefully get lower temperatures and longer battery life. Does anyone think it’s worth an upgrade to the 2070 MaxQ?

    2. It comes stock with a Killer WiFi fard which I hear is bad. Is it compatible with the Intel 9260? I’m thinking of replacing it myself.

    Thanks!
     
  2. nuggetbro

    nuggetbro Notebook Consultant

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    Disclaimer, I am a fan of it, but don't own one yet.

    1. The 2060, from what I have been reading on this forum, actually performs better then the 2070MAXQ. This is most likely resolvable, but even so, probably not worth the money difference between them. I think at peak, you are probably talking about 10% more but for 20%+ more price.

    2. Killer is hit and miss I think. BUT, the killer rep who I have seen on the forums is super active. I think they are probably comparable (correct me if I am wrong). You can replace it yourself and Ive seen a ton of videos. Before I do that though, I would ask what are you expecting to get? The killer will be fast and stable in most cases (unless bad drivers). Unless you have some killer wireless setup at home, then you won't see much difference.

    The only other recommendation I've seen consistently for the MSI GS75 is try and get it with 2 sticks of memory instead of one. People are seeing better performance with 2 sticks of memory, and upgrading it yourself is a pain in the butt (remove the motherboard).
     
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  3. Weaboo1917

    Weaboo1917 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Definitely, I’m planning to get mine preupgraded with dual channel RAM. As for the Killer, it just seems like everyone has problems with it so I just wanted to be sure I have the option of swapping it out (compatability with the motherboard) for an Intel.
     
  4. Support.3@XOTIC PC

    Support.3@XOTIC PC Company Representative

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    Killer I think fixed whatever was recently problematic on their cards (the SSL thing), if you turn off advanced stream detect, it brings back most functionality and if you do a clean install per the KB on their site, it appears that solves everything now.
     
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  5. Zooport

    Zooport Notebook Enthusiast

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    If you aren't getting dual channel ram then don't bother with the 2070 max q. The 2060 will match it and outperform it in almost every case. If you are getting dual channel or are willing to upgrade then get the 2070 MAx Q as performance with dual channel memory is improved vs the 2060.

    Basically you are paying £200-£300 more for a machine that performs the same as or worse than the cheaper 2060. Unless you get dual channel ram which is going to push the price up even more.
     
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    Weaboo1917 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I’m getting dual channel 8s through an upgraded so that’s not an issue. Just wondering about the performance difference between the 2060 and 2070 MaxQ.
     
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    zipperi Notebook Evangelist

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    ryzeki Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Personal opinion: Get the 2060 or the 2080 MQ. The 2070MQ is too close to the 2060 to be an upgrade.

    The problem then is the price, huge jump from 2060 to 2080MQ. The best value would be a 2060, and best performing the 2080MQ.

    Of course, all of this is only for the GS75.
     
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    Zooport Notebook Enthusiast

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    As an owner of the 2070 Max Q I would have to agree that the 2060 would be the best option, unless you are willing to fork out the extra for dual channel then there's not much point getting the 2070 max q over the 2060. Once you introduce dual channel ram to the 2070 max q model there's a 20-30% performance increase over the 2060, but you will have already paid £300 more than the 2060 and however much it costs you for another stick of ram. So you're looking at about £400 more for a 20-30% performance gain.

    I was in a situation where whatever I bought was an upgrade since I didn't already own a gaming laptop. So the 2070 has been worth every penny for me. But if I was thinking of upgrading from a GTX laptop I'd probably pass on these early RTX models entirely and wait until next year.
     
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    Killer_Networking Company Representative

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    If you encounter any issues at all with your Killer adapter, the first step in troubleshooting is to do a clean install. You can find our clean-install guide here - https://support.killernetworking.com/knowledge-base/clean-install-killer-control-center/. If that doesn't solve the problem, you can contact us directly by submitting a support ticket here - http://support.killernetworking.com/submit-a-ticket/.

    -- Anthony with Killer Networking
     
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