Though this appears to be a direct hardware comparison, we really wanted to put Nvidia’s new Battery Boost feature to the test. That means each notebook gets tested twice, once at full performance (plugged in) and once again at reduced performance (unplugged).
3DMark shows a remarkable thing in the GeForce GTX 870M’s relatively small decline in graphics performance between our plugged-in and unplugged runs. Its Battery Boost technology allows continuously variable frequency, rather than the fixed power-reduction programming of its predecessor.
PCMark primarily shows the benefit of Intel’s newer CPU, and appears to apply that benefit to the hard drive as well as other tests.
- MSI’s New Standard Bearer?
- Around the GT60 2PC Dominator
- Deeper Into The GT60 2PC Dominator
- GT60 2PC Dominator Software
- Comparing MSI's GT60 Using Tom's Hardware's Benchmarks
- Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Results: Battlefield 4
- Results: Arma 3
- Results: Far Cry 3
- Results: Grid 2
- Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Power, Battery Life, And Efficiency
- MSI GT60: Faster, Better Value, But Not Quite Perfect