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    MSI GF65 Thin

    Can a £1,100 gaming laptop deliver the requisite thrills?
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    Re: MSI GF65 Thin

    What's the point in reviewing a gaming laptop, without benchmarking any games?

    Crazy loud, poor battery, sub-par screen. It's easy to see where the corners have been cut.

    Edit: Given the benchmark suite listed on the second page (where games are listed), I assume you've mucked up the page order or something and managed to accidently omit them?

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    Re: MSI GF65 Thin

    We're transitioning to a new gaming suite and have thus benchmarked this in isolation. The bottom of page four has the pertinent details:

    'It is in the gaming department that things get interesting, with 3DMark Time Spy suggesting that the 75W RTX 3060 isn't a million miles away from an 80W RTX 3070. How does the synthetic score translate to real-world gaming? We're in the midst of migrating to a new suite of games and have a few titles in contention.

    DIRT 5 averages 61fps using the high-quality preset with raytraced shadows enabled. F1 2020 is silky smooth at 100fps with everything cranked to maximum, Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers (cross-comparable with older results) returns 113fps via the maximum preset, and Gears Tactics, with ultra-quality settings, is able to hit an average of 89fps. There's enough power here to ensure in excess of 60fps in all the tested titles, but a higher-power RTX 3060 would be preferable to make the most of the 144Hz display.'

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    Re: MSI GF65 Thin

    Thanks for the clarification, hadn't spotted that

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    Re: MSI GF65 Thin

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    What's the point in reviewing a gaming laptop, without benchmarking any games?

    Crazy loud, poor battery, sub-par screen. It's easy to see where the corners have been cut.

    Edit: Given the benchmark suite listed on the second page (where games are listed), I assume you've mucked up the page order or something and managed to accidently omit them?
    Indeed - but have you seen the prices these days? Stuff going for more than double s/hand than new....
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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