Review - 2019 GS65 w/2080 Max-Q

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  1. Daniel_PT

    Daniel_PT Notebook Enthusiast

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    I don´t understand how you claim that there is no throttling on the CPU if every review and videos I seen so far about GS65 + RTX 2060 have massive downclocks on the CPU department, as low as 2,9ghz sometimes and high temps.

    I guess you didn´t stress the CPU much? Because by using ultra presets the CPU only needs to feed 60fps or 70fps. You should do a 1080p low settings test for high refresh gaming on Battlefield V, for example. I am sure the CPU will downclock massively.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I didn´t see your unit has Liquid Metal, now that makes sense. Because this machine without Liquid Metal suffers from heavy CPU downloacking.
     
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  2. JRey

    JRey Notebook Evangelist

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    Yea, LM played a roll in temps which is why I made sure it was in my review.
    I did test the CPU with AVX heavy games like COD BO4 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider with all low settings to get maximum FPS, didn’t break 80c. Liquid metal is required


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  3. ryzeki

    ryzeki Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    LM will give you the best result, but even a good paste with a proper paste job will do the trick.
     
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    I was hoping for a miracle, but my almost three year old Tornado F5/L1613 7700K+1080 gets about 1700 more in Firestrike on stock clocks. That's still a great showing though.

    The 2060 version of this might be pretty attractive since it would probably have some damn quiet fans.
     
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    You do have a faster CPU though so it makes sense you have a higher overall score. What's your graphics score? I'll retest mine so you can get a better idea of GPU capability.
     
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    JRey Notebook Evangelist

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    Just did Firestrike on stock clocks for the CPU and GPU.

    Overall - 16856
    Graphics - 19630
    Physics - 16771
    Combined - 8214
     
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    hfm Notebook Virtuoso

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    Here's two different runs about a year apart, they are within error or margin of each other
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              |  2017   |  2018   |
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    Overall   |  17744  |  17807  |
    Graphics  |  21622  |  21574  |
    Physics   |  14815  |  14993  |
    Combined  |  8663   |  8781   |
    
    Your CPU is going to do better than mine due to 6 cores vs 4 cores.
     
  8. ryzeki

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    Well the 1080 is considerably more powerful since it is a 150w TDP I believe, or was it more? Probably. If we could mod the 2080 max q into a 100w TDP, I am sure it would close the gap and be a thin version of the 1080 :p

    It is still a great GPU. Such a big jump. Going from SLI 980m to a single GTX1080 was magical... I had more performance than my overclocked SLI, on a single GPU! Too bad we don't see these gains for a while :p
     
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    If the fans were quieter I'd still take that gs65 instead. At 1080p it's not going to matter between the two and the gs65 is lighter.
     
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    You think the 2060 might do the trick with the fans? I am not sure if the CPU is also a good % of the culprit with sound since it runs hot. I hope the sound is not an issue when I get mine.
     
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