MSI GT683DXR Gaming Laptop Review

6. Specification and Methodology8. CPU Turbo Mode

MSI GT683DXR Laptop Review

Platform Performance (CPU, Memory Bandwidth, SATA, USB 3.0)

SiSoft Sandra, PCMark and Atto allow us to see how a system performs in a set of synthetic tests which ensure repeatable comparisons across a wide range of products.





We start the performance section of this review with a look at some of the key system performance aspects of the MSI system and in doing so will be comparing it to a system based on the Ultrabook concept, Dells XPS 13 in its base configuration. This allows us to see how this gaming notebook compares with the latest design in non CPU/GPU tests.

Starting with PCMark we see that the MSI system has strong performance in the CPU and GPU based tests with drive performance also good for a mobile system, though not up to the level of those using SSDs. The RAID0 configuration does however double the speed we would expect from 7200RPM drives, hitting approx. 175-200MB/s in Atto. Memory bandwidth on the GT683DXR is also good, squeezing a little extra performance out of the DDR3-1333 setup with USB 3.0 performance also good.

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