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MSI GX660R Gaming Laptop Review


by Stuart Davidson - 18th March 2011
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MSI GX660R Gaming Laptop Review

Battery Life, Power Consumption, Temperatures and Noise


To test the temperature and power use of the system we let the GX660R idle at the desktop for 15 minutes and then took a reading for each aspect. Load tests were performed after 15 minutes of Prime95 and Furmark running the CPU and GPU at 100%.

  Idle Load
CPU 37°C 78°C
GPU 54°C 77°C
Power 49w 154w

Overall the GX660R performs well in this test. All of the readings are at an acceptable level and would normally be lower than shown as we are fully stressing the CPU and GPU at the same time to achieve the results above. When gaming the system is barely audible and it is only when really stressing the components that the fan kicks in.



Battery performance was recorded in three scenarios. The first during general use with tasks such as writing in Word, surfing the net, watching YouTube and listening to some music. For movie playback we were running a 3D Blu-Ray in fullscreen mode with 75% volume and gaming was a session of Dead Space 2 at 1920x1080 with maximum detail. Charge time was recorded while the system ran in general use mode.

Results

Overall there are some good times in the above set of results. Being able to use the system when away from the desk for well over 3 hours is ideal and the ability to watch movie content for nearly two hours is also good, ideal for watching a movie on a long train journey.
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