MSI GT70 0NC-011US Review
MSI GT70 0NC-011US is another series of MSI GT70 that I have reviewed before. MSI GT70 0NC-011US is powered by Intel Core processor “Ivy Bridge”, 2.3GHz Core i7-3610QM quad-core, along with 16GB of DDR3 memory and especially hardcore storage system: Its 750GB, 7,200-rpm hard drive relegated to second banana status behind a pair of 64GB SanDisk U100 solid-state drive, yoked together under RAID 0 to speed up.
MSI GT70 0NC-011US is a monster of productivity and general performance benchmark. Core i7 processor-powered laptop to 3610QM Cinebench R11.5 score of 6.26, the distance from the mighty and expensive Alienware M18x 6.52, while the SSD dual contribution to the skies 7 PCMark score of 4375, topping even the 4099 from GT783-625US brother.
When it came to multimedia, GT70 finished Handbrake video encoding test only 3 seconds behind the M18x (1 minute 18 seconds to 1:15 Alienware), while Photoshop CS5 trailed only 3:22 of time Eurocom Leopard 2.0 ‘s 3:20 in the laptop games we’ve tested recently.
In testing the game with Turbo Drive Engine enabled, MSI playing around with the magic three-digit frames per second mark on the medium setting (1,024 x 768) in our Crysis DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 Lost Planet 2 test, hitting 99 and 86.4 fps, respectively. Only when pushed to high quality (4X antialiasing) settings on the original 1920 by 1080 resolution it could fall short of the threshold limit of 30 fps playable, settling for 19.5 fps and 28.2 fps in Crysis in Lost Planet 2. Its 3DMark 11 Entry and extreme values ??are 5113 and 963, respectively. Its 87Wh battery lasted 5 hours 29 minutes.
MSI GT70 0NC-011US Price
Intel’s new “Ivy Bridge” CPU and a super-trick SSD RAID storage system make MSI’s GT70 0NC-011US laptop a hardcore gamer’s bargain at $2,000.
MSI GT70 0NC-011US Specifications
- Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM Processor
- Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit
- 17.3″ Full HD Anti-reflective Display (16:9; 1920 x 1080)
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670M discrete graphics (DDR5 3GB VRAM)
- Accelerated performance with MSI TDE Technology
- Full-color programmable backlit keyboard by SteelSeries
- Killer Game Networking
- MSI Cooler Boost Technology
- Dynaudio Premium Sound Speakers with THX TruStudio PRO™
- 64GB SSD + 64GB SSD RAID + 750GB(7200RPM)
- 16GB DDR3 1600MHz system memory
- Blu-ray Disc burner
- USB 3.0 for high speed data transfer
- HDMI 1.4 (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output
- Built-in 720p HD webcam
- Gold flashed audio jack ports with amplifier
- 802.11 b/g/ n Wireless LAN with Bluetooth
Try to read our review of MSI GX60, gaming laptop powered by Radeon HD 7970M and a Trinity A10-4600M APU.