This year, the well-known Taiwan-based manufacturer of “All computer” MSI completes the lineup of its gaming laptops with a new model under the index MSI GL62VR 7RFX – 848.
The most attractive of the system components in this case is the Intel Core i7-7700HQ – a mobile quad-core processor based on the Kaby Lake H architecture (7th Core generation), announced in January 2018. It is the successor of the Core i7-6700HQ (Skylake) and is released on an improved 14-nm process technology, which demonstrates 200 MHz above the frequency with the same TDP.
Due to the difference in frequencies in 200 MHz (5.5-7.6% depending on Boost), the MSI GL62VR 7RFX – 848 processor’s performance is increased and reaches the level of Core i7-6970HQ (2.8-3.7 GHz, but with 128 MB eDRAM). TDP can also be reduced to 35 watts, but this will reduce the performance of the chip.
The second on the list, but not less significant for the gaming system is the video card. Here, as can be seen from the characteristics, a mobile version of the game video card Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti is also installed, which is also relatively new and was announced by NVIDIA earlier this year at the Las Vegas World Consumer Electronics Show 2018 (CES 2018).
The mobile version contains the same number of cores as the analog for desktops, but it has some differences in clock speeds and strangely enough – in the direction of increase. So, the Mobile GTX 1050 Ti standard indicator is 1493 MHz, and the Desktop GTX 1050 Ti has a 1290 MHz. In Boost Clock mode, the picture is approximately the same: 1620 MHz versus 1392 MHz.
In more detail, the characteristics of mobile GPUs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti in comparison with their analogs for desktops are outlined in the table.