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MSI GT683DXR Gaming Laptop Review


by Stuart Davidson - 19th April 2012
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MSI GT683DXR Laptop Review

Battery Life, Power Use and Temperatures


To test the temperature and power use of the system we let the GT683DXR 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
MSI GT683DXR CPU Temp 40°C 83°C
MSI GT683DXR GPU Temp 44°C 82°C
MSI GT683DXR Power 39w 199w

When looking at a high specification notebook in the desktop replacement/gaming segment the temperatures and power readings are always going to be reasonably high as our manufacturer tries to pack as much performance into the system as possible. In MSI's case we have reasonable idle temperatures and power draw which is good for a performance mobile build. At load the temperatures hit just over 80°C which is decent for the components used, though the fan is noticeable but power seems a little high, second only in the "mobile" systems we have tested to dual GPU configurations.

Now for the battery results:


There are no real surprises here with the GT683DXR able to run for just over 2hrs away from a socket in general use. The Gaming performance hits around an hour and we charge for 2hrs when on to hit 100%.
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