We recently tested MSI GT83VR 6RE Titan SLI – a huge “edifice” with two graphics cards GTX 1080. In this review, check its “little brother” with an array of two GTX 1070. Whether he is much weaker? MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan SLI 4k good is the fact that it is even more compact than the MSI GT72VR 6RE Dominator Pro Tobii ( review ) with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070. last case thickness is 58 mm, while the model with two graphics cards – 49 mm. It is very strange that not vice versa. But MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan SLI 4k heavier than about 400 grams and, even worse, need to work just two power supplies 230 watts. So this model is still difficult to call a mobile, and an abundance of wires on the table does not give her elegance.
|MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan SLI 4k|
|Display||17.3 inches 3840h2160 points 255 ppi, matte|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-6820HK (4/8 cores / threads, 2.7 / 3.6 GHz, 45 watts)|
|RAM||32 GB (4x 8GB, DDR4, 2400 MHz, two-channel mode)|
|GPU processor||Intel HD Graphics 530 (350/1050 МГц)|
|discrete graphics card||2х NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 ГБ GDDR5)|
|SSD||2x 256 GB (PCIe NVMe, RAID0)|
|HDD||1x 1000 GB (7200 rev / min, HGST HTS721010A9E630)|
|Ports and connectors||1x Thunderbolt 3,
5x USB 3.0 Type-A,
1x Mini DisplayPort,
1x RJ-45 (1 Гбит/с),
|Wireless interfaces||Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1 (Killer Wireless-AC 1535)|
|Battery||79 W * h|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||428x287x49 mm|
|The weight||4.14 kg|
Appearance and ports
MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan SLI 4k good is the fact that it is even more compact than the MSI GT72VR 6RE Dominator Pro Tobii ( review ) with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070. last case thickness is 58 mm, while the model with two graphics cards – 49 mm. It is very strange that not vice versa. But MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan SLI 4k heavier than about 400 grams and, even worse, need to work just two power supplies 230 watts. So this model is still difficult to call a mobile, and an abundance of wires on the table does not give her elegance.
Exterior MSI GT73VR 6RE continues the tradition of gaming laptops of the company: the housing is made of plastic and metal panels in black, interspersed with red elements. Particularly good looks red edging ventilation grilles on the rear panel. A pair of red stripes on the metal present and the cover. Closed laptop looks very attractive, especially the creators of failed back face. But the ventilation holes on the sides, on the contrary, in my opinion, made quite tasteless and spoil the overall look.
Topkeys collects fingerprints, but otherwise looks pretty good. On it is the keyboard from SteelSeries with adjustable illumination in the zones. It looks particularly bright thanks to the fact that the edges of keys made transparent. Just below it is not very large touchpad. Its size is enough for comfortable work, while he is not too big, so that you will not touch it when using the keyboard. Although, in the case of MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan SLI 4k, you touchpad is hardly useful at least once in all the time. Right of the keyboard manufacturer has placed a few buttons: the top includes a laptop, just below the key allows you to select between discrete graphics and a built-in processor, the next activates the maximum cooling mode, another starts XSplit Gamecaster and, finally, the latter switches the keyboard profiles.
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Location of connectors good enough. It is evident that there was no place in the optical drive, which MSI likes to equip laptops. But the ports really a lot. For example, USB 3.0 just five pieces, two on the right side and three on the left. At the last as many as four mini-jack.
In the middle of the back edge raised a few more connectors. Left – RJ-45 Gigabit LAN card, etc. Mini DisplayPort 1.2, Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) and HDMI 2.0. C one hand, reach for it far away, on the other hand, if you connect multiple monitors, spaghetti of wires at least be away from your eyes.
Display and Sound
Recall that the most powerful in a line of gaming notebooks, MSI GT83VR 6RE Titan SLI ( review ), is equipped with a matrix with a resolution of just 1920×1080 pixels, while its iron would be nice to show themselves in games and 3840h2160 points. Fortunately, the 17.3-inch display has a review of the protagonist-UHD display, that for such a diagonal rather fittingly. Moreover, in contrast to the said screen a more expensive laptop in MSI GT73VR 6RE we did not notice a tiring flickering lights. MSI also adheres to the right decision to do a matte coating matrix that protects from glare and reflections that would be greatly hampered play. Finally, the laptop supports G-SYNC technology ( review), Which eliminates even from one misfortune – picture breaks. Unfortunately, for technical reasons, we could not test this display detail.
Audio system MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan SLI 4k is not very pleased. Sound, no doubt, is clearly more interesting than the Ultrabook – the effect that a separate “subwoofer”, and in general a large power of the speakers. But it was too dirty, he recalls not the very highly compressed MP3-tracks, not zatortye cassette recording. With built-in software to control the sound, unfortunately, it failed to make it worse than it was. As we already reported after the publication of the office of the MSI, the problem lies in the conflict of the audio driver with the latest update Windows 10. And, after installing a new driver and a new version of the special sound Nahimic management program 2, audipodsistema is much more expressive.
MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan SLI 4k was very interesting in its characteristics and in many disciplines can compete with much more expensive model – MSI GT83VR 6RE Titan SLI ( review ). But first things first.
To begin, as usual, with the processor. In this model, installed Intel Core i7-6820HK – not just a powerful quad-core chip, but also in addition to the unlocked multiplier. Its default frequency is 2700 MHz core and 3600 MHz “turbo”. But the user gets out of the box it is already overclocked to 4000 MHz. Frequency can be increased by another 100 MHz, but if greedy and bring to 4200 MHz, the CPU is unstable. All tests were conducted at the frequency you set manufacturer – 4000 MHz. And, as you can see in the graphs, the overclocked Intel Core i7-6820HK easily outperforms even more senior in the family and expensive chip – Intel Core i7-6920HQ.
RAM size is not as pointless giant, like MSI GT83VR 6RE Titan SLI, but still very solid – 32GB. Just laptop 4 DDR4 memory standard bracket with a frequency of 2400 MHz and, as can be seen from the results of testing in AIDA64 Cache & Memory Benchmark, RAM is very fast.
In the notebook does not disable the built-in graphics core processor, but the system is not able to switch to it automatically. So every time you want to work a little longer for the laptop without having to connect to the mains, you need to press a special button directly below the power button and wait for MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan SLI 4k reboot. MSI explains this decision by saying that in this case, the user can always be sure what kind of graphics card will be used, rather than relying on NVIDIA Optimus technology.
But the most interesting – two video cards NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070. We have already tested the laptop with a 1070 GTX – MSI GT72VR 6RE Dominator Pro Tobii ( review ), so the video card itself tells about the second time and we will not go straight to testing. As it might seem, a notebook with two GTX 1080 and Intel Core i7-6920HQ must stay ahead in all tests of the protagonist with two GTX Review 1070. But we have seen that the performance of the overclocked processor MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan SLI 4k higher than that of the CPU to MSI GT83VR 6RE Titan SLI. This does not affect the results of the laptops in the benchmark 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra: a laptop with a more expensive CPU and GPU wins. But in the current state of the games opened.
Since MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan SLI 4k display resolution support 3840h2160, it would be a sin not to check how ready for this his “iron”. On the one hand, even on very high settings in 4K, we get more or less playable FPS. However, after you have felt all the charm of a hundred or more frames per second, 40 FPS, you will already appear infringement of your rights.
For storing data used by the most appropriate at this point the way: fast SSD, besides united in RAID0, plus hard drive. Two SSDs, each with 256 GB. They support a modern interface and NVMe PCIe 3.0 protocol, which allows them to show excellent results, which is several times higher than in the aforesaid SSD c SATA 3.0 interface, which is still less than 5 years ago, was an accomplishment just for geeks and demanding fans. Moreover, even among the newest drives are different models of performance, but if you pay attention to the test results on the chart below, you could see that the SSD from MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan SLI 4k some of the fastest. Also works quickly enough hard disk capacity of 1 TB. In total, the amount of storage is TB 1.5.
CPU temperature and graphics chip during a stress test – 85-86 degrees. This in itself is not small, but compared to other productive laptops fit into the norm. And by the way, the temperature is much lower than that of the MSI GT83VR 6RE Titan. Working laptop is not quiet during the heavy load starts to resemble a vacuum cleaner, but it is silent in 2D-applications.
Very impressed with the easy access to accessories, with simple, even by the standards of MSI notebooks. It is necessary to unscrew six screws and almost slight movement of the hand to remove the bottom cover. Under it is possible to see a lot of things. The battery, which, despite its not large, has a capacity of 79 Wh. Two GTX 1070 in the form factor MXM, which in theory gives you the opportunity to replace them. But, of course, not 1080, because they consume more energy. Another interesting thing you will notice – Solid State Drives are hidden under the radiator. This is a great solution because modern SSD without special cooling can heat up and go into throttling, and thus lose performance.
For sound MSI GT73VR 7RE Titan SLI meets codec Realtek ALC889. The laptop is equipped with two 3-watt speakers and a subwoofer 5 watt. The sound is adjusted with the help of Nahimic Audio Program. Well, MSI GT73VR 7RE Titan SLI bright enough audiosostavlyayuschaya. Volume reserve enough to “pump” even a very large room. When this debris, wheezing and unpleasant artifacts is not observed. Built-in subwoofer is good enough, “shakes.” Given the fact that we face all the same laptop, the sound quality MSI GT73VR 7RE Titan SLI can be evaluated on a solid top five.
In addition, when connected to Head-Out system switches the audio from a standard audio codec and amplifier for an additional chip – ESS SABRE, who works with uncompressed sound and outputs the sound is not only better quality, but also significantly louder.
At MSI GT73VR 7RE Titan SLI very powerful “filling”, so a pair of heatpipes and one fan at cooling Core i7-7820HK and two GeForce GTX 1070 do not exactly get along. It would be naive to believe that the laptop under load will not make noise. The main thing that the device components do not overheat, and worked on the frequencies at which they should.
If required, fans MSI GT73VR 7RE Titan SLI can spin up to the maximum frequency. In this mode, when both of the “turntable” rotate at a speed of 5000 rev / min, Core i7-7820HK though warmed to 99 degrees Celsius, but stopped at the same frequency even in relieving LinX 0.7.0. However, the laptop began to work even louder – the noise has increased from 60 to 62.9 dB.
Most interesting is that Core i7-7820HK has a free multiplier. Specifically, MSI GT73VR 7RE Titan SLI chip can be overclocked either in the BIOS or using the software. As a result, the laptop’s processor stably worked at a frequency of 4.5 GHz, but with some reservations. LinX 0.7.0 The frequency chip is still discharged to 3.2 GHz, but in games and benchmarks it fluctuated in the range of 4.3-4.5 GHz. Good increase turned out, in my opinion.
Laptop BIOS even allows you to adjust the CPU voltage, but increasing this, I do not advise. Thus, in the Offset mode when added to the face value of only 50 mV instead of increasing the rate I got more serious its decline.
The CPU games heated up to 81 degrees Celsius in the hottest core in the default mode, and up to 76 degrees Celsius when activated the maximum fan speed. GPUs are heated in different ways, since even in a well-optimized operation SLI technology applications will not work two GPU load to 100%. In “Witcher-3” of the first graphics chip was heated to 84 degrees Celsius, and the second accelerator chip – to 80 degrees Celsius. The noise level was 51.8 dB. When the maximum speed both GPU temperature decreased to 71 and 74 degrees Celsius respectively.
|graphics settings in games|
|1920 × 1080 / 2560 × 1440||3840 × 2160|
|1||“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”, Novigrad and surroundings||DirectX 11||Max. quality||AA||AA|
|2||Ghost Recon Wildlands, built-in benchmark||Max. quality||SMALL + FXAA||Off.|
|3||GTA V, embedded benchmark||Max. quality||4 × MSAA + FXAA||Off.|
|4||Rise of the Tomb Raider, Soviet base||Max. quality, HBAO +||SMALL||Off.|
|5||Watch_Dogs 2, city and neighborhood||Ultra, HBAO +||Temporal smoothing 2 × MSAA||Off.|
|6||Fallout 4, the Commonwealth||Max. quality, high-resolution textures, fragments from bullets off.||TAA||TAA|
|7||Total War: WARHAMMER, built-in benchmark||Max. quality||4 × MSAA||Off|
|8||Battlefield 1 mission “Struggling”||DirectX 12||Ultra||TAA||TAA|
|9||Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, complex “Utulek”||Max. quality||2 × MSAA||Off|
|10||Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, built-in benchmark||Ultra||4 × MSAA||Off|
Gaming performance was determined using well-known FRAPS program, through which we get the time to render each frame. Then use FRAFS Bench Viewer utility is calculated not only the average FPS, but and the 99th percentile. Using the 99th percentile instead of the Minimum number of frames per second is due to the desire to clear the results of the random bursts of productivity, which were triggered not directly related to the work of the main components of the platform causes.
The measurement of processor performance and memory was carried out using the following software:
- 1.3 Corona . Testing the rendering speed by using the same name render. Measured velocity construct a standard scene BTR, used to measure performance.
- 5.40 WinRAR . Archiving folders of 11 Gbytes in a different data format and RAR5 maximal compression degree.
- 2.76 the Blender . Determination of the final rendering speed in one of the popular free package for creating three-dimensional graphics. Measure the length of the construction of the final model of Blender Cycles Benchmark rev4.
- HD the Benchmark x265 . Testing video transcoding speed in perspective H.265 / HEVC format.
- R15 CINEBENCH . Performance measurement of photo-realistic three-dimensional rendering of the animation CINEMA 4D package, CPU test.
Display Testing was performed using a colorimeter X-Rite i1Display Pro and HCFR application.
Laptop Battery life was checked in three modes. The first version of the load – Web surfing – means alternately opening and closing tabs For this test, use the Google Chrome browser with enabled options “Block all third-party cookie files sites” and “Do not allow sites to save the data.” In the second mode plays video format H.265 (HEVC) standard player in Windows 10 with the activated snooze function. The third type of load – is to run benchmark Unigine Heaven at maximum graphics quality settings in full-screen mode. In all three cases exhibited the same display brightness of 200 cd / m 2 .
The games and other applications MSI GT73VR 7RE Titan SLI compared with the following notebook computers.
|Model||Screen||CPU||RAM||Graphic arts||Storage device||Battery|
|Dell Inspiron 7567-9309||15.6 ”, 1920 × 1080 TN + Film||Intel Core i5-7300HQ, 4 cores, 2.5 (3.5) GHz, 45 watts||8 GB DDR4-2400, one channel||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, 4 Гбайт GDDR5 SDRAM||SSHD, 1TB 5400 rev / min SATA 6 Gbit / s||74 Вт⋅ч|
|ASUS ROG Strix GL553VE||15,6”, 1920 × 1080, IPS||Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 4/8 core / streams, 2.8 (3.8) GHz, 45 watts||16 GB, DDR4-2400, channel 2||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4 Гбайт GDDR5 SDRAM||HDD, 1TB 5400 rev / min SATA 6 Gbit / s + SSD, 128 GB SATA 6 Gbit / s||48 Вт⋅ч|
|MSI GT73VR 7RE Titan SLI||17,3”, 3840 × 2160, IPS||Intel Core i7-7820HK, 4/8 core / streams, 2.9 (3.9) GHz, 45 watts||32 GB, DDR4-2400, channel 2||2 × NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, 8 Гбайт GDDR5 SDRAM||HDD, 1TB 7200 rev / min SATA 6 Gbit / s + SSD RAID0, 256 GB + 256 PCI Express x4 3.0||75 Вт⋅ч|
Two graphics cards in a laptop – so, in the best sense of the word, the perversion involved in individual companies. So this time we had to leave a review without the usual section “Competitors”, because the other two laptops with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 in the retail yet. Perhaps something similar to us please Alienware in the coming months – and then we will write about it.
MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan SLI 4k we liked much more than the flagship model of this manufacturer – MSI GT83VR 6RE Titan SLI ( review ). The main hero of this review is not only much cheaper and more compact, it is also just as productive and has a decent display. Though he is not equipped with the most powerful, and the second performance NVIDIA graphics cards, thanks to Intel Core i7-6820HK overclocked processors are perfectly show themselves in games, not worse tandem GTX 1080 c less powerful processor.
As always, MSI pleases thought out storage system. Surprisingly fast SSD even carefully hidden under the radiator, so as not to lose productivity at peak performance. Also, the laptop has easy access to components and a large number of today’s connectors. The cooling system copes with the load, and the keyboard has customizable backlighting. Slightly spoil the impression only mediocre sound speakers and the need to use two power supplies.
MSI GT73VR 7RE Titan SLI – is one of the most powerful gaming laptop to date and fastest model that has ever stayed in 3DNews test lab. Processor Core i7-7820HK and a pair of GeForce GTX 1070 is really enough for comfortable gaming in the 4K-resolution, although at this point, much depends including from the optimization software. Unfortunately, not all games work well with arrays NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards.
Thus MSI GT73VR 7RE Titan SLI equipped with RAID-array of two and without fast storage, and 32 GB of RAM. This RAM is a long time to be missed by any computer games.
“And the debt» MSI GT73VR 7RE Titan SLI for a set of features and capabilities of a high noise level under load and the need to use two massive external power supply and very high cost.
For a high level of performance and the ability to manually overclock the CPU MSI GT73VR 7RE Titan SLI receives award Hardcore.
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