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Unread 27th September 2012, 08:44 AM
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Power consumption tests
Under OS desktop with idle mode - 26W

CPU full loading - 91W
Intel Burn Test V2.4, Stress Level Maximum.

CPU and GPU full loading at same time - 188W
OCCT Power Supply test

Ivy Bridge architecture Core i7-3610QM is less power of 2~5W than last generation Sandy Bridge of same level CPU.
Core i7-3610QM is better than older architecture on clock and performance, maybe the Watt saving is not too much, but still have great help to use 22nm process.
On OCCT test, because of nVIDIA top level GTX680M graphics, let the whole system power consumption up to 188W.

Battery life
9 Cell battery, BatteryEaterPro tests (Enable WiFi and BT)
Full loading - 1:16:51

Idle mode - 3:49:27

GT70 use 9 Cell battery with such enthusiast level hardware SPEC., the performance is good on full loading or idle mode battery life.
Tested with some 13.3~15.6 inch notebooks with lower SPEC., but still presents same battery life as GT70.
If use GT70 for video broadcast, the playback time is around 3 hours, it's ok for mobility usage.
If compare to last generation GT683R, GT70 built in more high level SPEC., but still keep same battery life as GT683R.
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Summarize of MSI GT70
1. The seldom 17.3 inch large panel Gaming notebook in the market, SPEC. is closer to top level of desktop PC.
2. Dual mSATA3 SSD plus a 2.5 inch 750GB HDD to make balanced on great performance and large capacity. 4 DIMM of DDR3 extend more capacity in the future.
3. The IO port is rich, 3 USB3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports, with HDMI, D-Sub and eSATA.
4. With full size SteelSeries gaming keyboard with multi backlight. with Turbo and Cooler Boost keys to increase the GPU and FAN performance.
5. Designed with better 2.1 channel speakers, use Sound By Dynaudio technology, present better quality than last generation.
6. Built in 1920x1080 high resolution panel, matted design could make eyes feel more comfortable for gaming or Full HD video experience.
7. Cable LAN use Bigfoot Killer E2200 Gaming LAN, this is good help for faster response internet gaming and streaming.

1. Beside brushed metallic cover, the exterior design could refer DELL Alienware with robber plastic material.
2. Recommend to use smaller size power adaptor for high level notebooks.
3. High level Gaming notebooks will cost much more higher than regular notebooks.
4. Recommend to use CREATIVE latest Sound Core3D quad core sound processor chip to enhance the total sound quality.

Performance Ratio: ★★★★★★★★★★ 95/100
Material Ratio: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 90/100
Specification Ratio: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 92/100
Outlooks Ratio: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 82/100
Cost/Performance Ratio: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 63/100

MSI Gaming Series NoteBook on latest Ivy Bridge platform comes with 15.6" and 17.3" design, and also separate with Enthusiast GT series and Performance GE series,
the GT70 is much more difference with GE70, the top level GT70 ID design is more low-profile and solid design style, and brushed metallic to increase the sense of quality.

The SPEC. combination is really good on GT70, of course you have to pay more for it.
The storage comes with dual 128GB SSD RAID 0 as system drive, 750GB 7200rpm HDD to be data drive.
Sound By Dynaudio 2.1 channel speakers, Audio Boost with gold jack and headset AMP circuit design.
Keyboard comes with more durable and better feedback which was Keyboard By SteelSeries, combine 3 zone of multi color backlight design.
Used Core i7-3610QM CPU and nVIDIA GTX680M top level graphics.
MSI keep improvement on every generation gaming notebooks, this time we could see the big enhance of design and hardware.

We mentioned that GT70 comes with 3 version of graphics, this GT70 with GTX680M graphics is the top level, it's around $2799USD in US, it still cheaper compare to same level same SPEC. from other brands.
But since GT70 top level version comes with highest SPEC., the price is also the highest as well.
The middle level GT70 in Taiwan with lower SPEC., use dual 64GB SSD/DDR3 8GB/Blu-Ray Combo/nVIDIA GTX675M, the price is around $2335USD, it's still high at first look, but still lower than the top level one.
But most consumers will be more interested on the GE series, since GE70 is only 60% or less price range compare to GT70.

In recent years, more consumers wants to use NB to replace PC, it also more and more popular especially on high-end level notebooks.
MSI provide GE60/GT60/GE70/GT70 in the market, it's more option for Gaming Series of the NB brands.
Everyone have their own condition and budget to buy a notebook, it's the first priority to choose with your favor from your limitation.
The MSI GT70 top level gaming notebook test and share as above, for people who need these info for a detail reference.

MSI GT70 is the same as other notebook brands, the different region might have different SPEC. combination. This article is from one of the version I got in hand.
Attached is the color correction fie from windwithme with Spyder tool. Share to users who had GT70 on hand.
windwithme-msi GT70.icm

This article also shared in my blog
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