The Coolest Slim Gaming Notebook GS63 with GTX 1070 Max-Q!
WRITTEN BY 許筱如
Posted on July 10 2017
MSI just refreshed their GS63 Stealth Pro and GS73 Stealth Pro with GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q version at Computex 2017, the GS63 is the ultra slim gaming notebook with the fastest 3ms/120Hz display. By featuring the GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics and its powerful cooling system, the storage is configured 128GB/256GB NVMe SSD plus 2TB HDD, but still keep it under 1.89kg, which is the most amazing part. Let’s get through more detail of this 19.9mm Ultra-slim gaming notebook!
GTX 1070 Max-Q with Good Performance and Lower Power Consumption
The GS63VR with GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics is the highest level graphics on GS63VR and GS73VR product lines. Since it fits the latest Max-Q requirement, it only comes with 180W adaptors instead of regular GTX 1070 notebooks with 230W adaptor. The GS63VR Stealth Pro can hit P15045 score by testing on 3D Mark 11 Performance, it’s already much higher than regular GTX 1060 which is around P12000~P12500 score. With the 3D Mark Fire Strike testing, the performance is around 12413 points, it’s also faster than GTX 1060 with around 10000 score. So we could realize that GS63VR/GS73VR with the GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics deliver very good score with higher value than regular GTX 1060, and still keeps the power consumption at same level with 180W adapter.
Lower Temperature With Under 44°C of Keyboard Side Than Others
When we made the burning test with “Linx” for CPU and MSI Kombustor for GPU burn-in test for 30min, the CPU temperature is over 90°C but the frequency came around 3.0~3.3GHz, while the GPU temperature hit 78°C. So even with the GTX 1070 graphics, the GS63VR still keeps the GPU with very stable temperature.
After testing the interior temperature, let’s turn to the keyboard side (C side) surface and see how the temp goes. GS63VR is well-known with its ultra slim design and recognized as a fancy gaming notebook. According to the test, the upper side was only 43~44°C, but amazingly most parts keep under 39°C, and palm rest side is only 29~33°C. As a 1.89kg ultra slim notebook with GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics, this is remarkable temperature with its handling design!
Cooler Boost Trinity Gives Higher Performance and Lower Noise
True ultra slim gaming notebook should keep both powerful and lower temperature, the GS63VR and GS73VR Stealth Pro did reach the goal. When MSI make their Pro gaming notebooks, they have great cooling design called “Cooler Boost Trinity” system, designed with 3 powerful 5mm slim fans with 41 blades, 5 heatpipes of separated design for CPU and GPU cooling, 4 way airflow gives high efficient exhaust the heat from interior, that makes the GS63VR/GS73VR series very powerful but keep silent and lower temperature.
When we look into the noise on GS63VR with GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics of burn-in test, check the fan noise from user’s direction as below image, you could see it keep around 47~49dBA, this is really a very low noise in terms of the high performance combination gaming notebooks in a ultra-slim chassis.
The Fastest 120Hz/3ms Display We’ve Ever Seen on Notebooks
MSI started to implement the 120Hz display on model GT73/GS73/GE72 high level gaming models in 2016, it came with faster 120Hz gaming experience and greater visual presenting of 94%NTSC color gamut, but this time MSI make its response time faster to 3ms!! That’s remarkable refresh time to prevent any motion blur or shadows. Even you can make faster mouse movement then you will see the difference obviously.
When we play games, sometimes need to go to the Video Setting part and set the Refresh Rate at 120Hz, and don’t forget to enable “V-Sync” or “Sync Every Frame” function. The 120Hz/3ms gaming experience will bring faster response time and smoother images refresh especially for great First Person Shooting games or Racing games.
Remember to enable the V-Sync in the NVIDIA Control Panel setup, also enable it in your game, even some heavy loading games still could get 70~100FPS rate to have much better experience, the “Call of Duty” game as below running really smooth and faster reaction to beat enemies with 100~120FPS on 120Hz/3ms display!!
More Gaming Features of "Hi-Res Audio", "SteelSeries Keyboard", "True Color" and "Killer Double Shot"!
The GS63VR and GS73VR is not only comes with high performance and great 120Hz display, it comes with more gaming features, the best of Hi-Res Audio ready with ESS SABRE HiFi DAC, that comes with 24bit/192kHz sound quality to upscale all sound and video resource quuqlity. The Steelseries Keyboard with 3 zones multicolor backlit keyboard design, with SSE3 could program more than 100 sets of virtual keyboards. With the best and fastest 120Hz gaming display on both GS63VR and GS73VR, they are all comes with wider 94%NTSC color range, MSI implemented the great color calibration tools called True Color comes to V2.0, newer interface, enhanced color present and more color calibration functions.
The Best Choice without Sacrificed is MSI GS63VR and GS73VR Stealth Pro
When you take a look on the slim gaming notebooks in the market, they all have 2 defects that can't be a real good gaming notebook. 1st problem was overheating and then throttling, that’s why most of them came with bad performance. The 2nd was sacrificed HDD storage to squeeze the interior space, but it’s stupid because this is streaming generation, most users will have plenty of their streaming videos and 4K videos in the notebooks, these content need a larger capacity HDD to stay and as a backup for SSDs. GS63VR is always one of the considered choices with more features even without GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics, if you want a GTX 1070 Max-Q performance but a slimmer & lighter gaming notebook with features, GS63VR Stealth Pro is the best beyond doubt!