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MSI GT683DXR Gaming Laptop Review


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

Specification and Methodology


MSI GT683DXR
Intel Core i7-2670QM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M 1.5GB
2x 750GB Seagate 7200RPM Drives Raid0
8GB DDR3

Dell XPS 13 (Core i5-2467M, 4GB DDR3-1333, Intel HD Graphics, 128GB Samsung P830 mSATA SSD)

Sony Optiarc BC-5000S Blu-Ray Drive VIA USB
OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 SSD (USB 3 Testing)
Roccat Kone[+]
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
Razer Onza Tournament XBOX 360 Controller

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
DirectX 9.0c/10/11 (November 2010)
Intel RST 10.6

3DMark11
PowerDVD 11 Ultra
Adobe Master Collection CS5.5
Cinebench R11.5 64-bit
dBpoweramp
AIDA 64
Google Chrome
Cyberlink MediaExpresso 6.5
Flash 11
SiSoft Sandra
Skyrim
Shogun 2 Fall of the Samuarai
PCMark 7
PowerMark
Fraps

The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drive was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 7 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, the hard drives were de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated).

Good Benchmarking Practice
Where possible, each benchmark was performed three times and the median result for each resolution/setting is shown in the tables that will follow. All applications had their latest patches applied and all hardware features the latest BIOS/Firmware.
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