MSI GT72VR 7RE Dominator Pro - Unboxing

hugodrandrade

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Specifications

Intel I7 7700HQ
Nvidia 1070 GTX 8GB
256 SSD + 1TB HDD
RAM 16GB DDR4 2400mhz
Screen 17.3" 120hz 5MS G Sync

Review:

I was happy with my first msi laptop, the MSI PE70 2QE, so i decided to buy another msi laptop.

This MSI GT72VR 7RE, was a safe bet, really good temperatures, low noise, the fans are smooth.

Visually, the pictures and videos i saw online didn't capture my attention, but with the laptop on my hands the situation was different, its a big laptop, but i love the design and the logo on its back.

Nice build quality.

The screen is amazing,120hz 5ms G-Sync and theres a 3D option as well.

Lets make some tests on this beast:

Temperatures after playing for a few hours (room temperature 8/12 degrees, notebook base cooler fan off ):

MB 28
CPU 58
GPU 66
SSD 28

Temperatures after playing a few hours (room temperature 25/30 degrees, notebook base cooler fan off):

MB 28
CPU 65
GPU 70
SSD 35

3D Mark Firestrike 1.1 (settings 3DMark default, default laptop clocks, G-Sync turned off):



3DMark Score 13682
Graphics Score 17217
Physics Score 10863
Combined Score 6363
Graphics Test 1 81.46 fps
Graphics Test 2 69.25 fps
Physics Test 34.49 fps
Combined Test 29.6 fps

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/19391750

Great performance by 1070 GTX.



As you can see nice temperatures, and Intel Turbo Boost is working good, clock speeds between 3.6ghz and 3.8ghz.

Conclusion,

+ Great performance, low noise, very good temperatures
+ Build quality good, nice design, keyboard RGB steelseries
+ Good price
+ Screen 120hz 5ms G-Sync
+ GPU MXM (you can upgrade the gpu)
+ Great sound

- Weight (but its needed to get good temperatures)
- No Thundervolt 3
- No option to choose colour, only black avaliable

Sugestion:
Take off cd drive and put nice good fans with better cooling on the next version

I give 9/10 and seal of approval ! :biggthumbsup:

P.S
If you own an MSI GT72VR 6RE/7RE, share your 3DMark Fire Strike score here:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/285259
 

hugodrandrade

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New benchs:

Default laptop clock speed.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/19436801 - Sky Diver 1.0, Coolerboost On - 31 039 - 1?
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/19438304 - Sky Diver 1.0, Coolerbost Off - 30 737 - 6?

http://www.3dmark.com/cg/4000075 - Cloud Gate 1.1, Coolerboost On - 28 624 - 1?
http://www.3dmark.com/cg/4000028 - Cloud Gate 1.1, Coolerboost Off - 28 295 - 3?

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/19464494 - Fire Strike Extreme 1.1, Coolerboost On - 7531 9?

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/19464807 - Fire Strike Ultra 1.1, Coolerboost On - 4025 - 25?

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/19437735 - Time Spy 1.0, Coolerboost On - 5286 - 138?
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/19463500 - Time Spy 1.0, Coolerboost Off - 5228- 193?

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/19437514 - Fire Strike 1.1, Coolerboost On - 13 879 - 30?
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/19391750 - Fire Strike 1.1, Coolerboost Off - 13 682 - 95?

http://www.3dmark.com/vrpor/103664 - VR Orange Room 1.0, Coolerboost On - 8 025 5?
http://www.3dmark.com/vrm/19442645 - VR Orange Room 1.0, Coolerboost Off - 8051 3?

Unigine Valley 1.0 HD Extreme - ~ 107fps min 27fps max 233 fps , Coolerboost On 2735
Unigine Valley 1.0, HD Extreme - ~107fps min 27fps max 230 fps, Coolerboost Off 2715

Unigine Heaven 4.0 HD Extreme - ~ 84fps min 27fps max 160fps, Coolerboost On 3515
Unigine Heaven 4.0 HD Extreme - ~ 84 fps min 32fps max 157fps, Coolerboost Off 3553

Conclusion:

Great performance.

1070 gtx temps 76/80 C?, i7 7700HQ temps 67/75 C? , room temperature 25 C?, with default fan speed/clock speed.

During the ice Storm bench, when it reached 1000fps the laptop rebooted by itself, didnt try to run the ice storm bench again.
 

kuro-shinobi

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wow it looks as neat as ever! :) 
thanks for sharing your score and i really like the new logo on the back! :)
 

lenbata

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Very nice machine!

Does it say on the box or in the machine that says "G-sync"?
 

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hugodrandrade date=1493081343 said:
During the ice Storm bench, when it reached 1000fps the laptop rebooted by itself, didnt try to run the ice storm bench again.
Ive had reboots using 3dMark and BulletStorm game, sent the laptop to msi, they installed BIOS 86.04.5B.00.82 and limits 1070 clock to 1443mhz.

Msi told me they are working with nvidia to resolve this issue, but it seems is taking a lot of time.

This needs to be in the official FAQ laptop page, for warning people that are interested in buying a msi laptop with 1070 gtx.

- Bios version installed by MSI, 86.04.5B.00.82, DEBUG vBIOS, clocks 1443/3606
- Dragon Gaming Center / Turbo mode does not work
- Loss of 5/10 fps on games and benchmarks
- Loss of 600mhz, before it could reach 1900mhz while playing games
- Affects other MSI models with 1070, GT73VR, GT62VR, GT72VR
- The GT72VR 6RE, laptop from August 2016, has this issue, so its been months and no official fix

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/281110

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/280126

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/281873

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/276367

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/278750
 

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hugodrandrade date=1495039479 said:
Ive had reboots using 3dMark and BulletStorm game, sent the laptop to msi, they installed BIOS 86.04.5B.00.82 and limits 1070 clock to 1443mhz.

Msi told me they are working with nvidia to resolve this issue, but it seems is taking a lot of time.

This needs to be in the official FAQ laptop page, for warning people that are interested in buying a msi laptop with 1070 gtx.

- Bios version installed by MSI, 86.04.5B.00.82, DEBUG vBIOS, clocks 1443/3606
- Dragon Gaming Center / Turbo mode does not work
- Loss of 5/10 fps on games and benchmarks
- Loss of 600mhz, before it could reach 1900mhz while playing games
- Affects other MSI models with 1070, GT73VR, GT62VR, GT72VR
- The GT72VR 6RE, laptop from August 2016, has this issue, so its been months and no official fix

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/281110

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/280126

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/281873

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/276367

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/278750
Recent update on the problem: 2016 builds are defective (K1608N, K1609N, etc), 2017 builds are working good (K1701N, K1702N, etc)
 

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hugodrandrade date=1495660019 said:
Recent update on the problem: 2016 builds are defective (K1608N, K1609N, etc), 2017 builds are working good (K1701N, K1702N, etc)
New update: msi is going to replace my gpu for revision 1.2

tunahan741 date=1496300839 said:
the photos couldnt load bro
Refresh the page (F5)

diegoprik date=1496424271 said:
Nice unboxing men.
Thank you

lenbata date=1494953898 said:
Very nice machine!

Does it say on the box or in the machine that says "G-sync"?
Is says (optional)

 

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You really need a new laptop stand, that thing is so small it looks like the laptop is trying to devour it. Otherwise great unboxing and updates on your laptop.

Not my photo, just saying :D
 

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Just got mine and I love it.
Only thing that bothers me is the one m.2 slot they provide.
My older gt72 had more slots.
 

hugodrandrade

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hugodrandrade date=1495660019 said:
Recent update on the problem: 2016 builds are defective (K1608N, K1609N, etc), 2017 builds are working good (K1701N, K1702N, etc)


A new update: MSI replaced my gpu with revision 1.2, and problem solved.

The feedback is great, after almost a year with this laptop.

Great performance, great cooling, looks nice.

Im a fan of MSI now!

Cheers
 

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bbu47 date=1518269325 said:
perfect gaming laptop
Indeed, friend bbu47.

Best temperatures/noise of the market, and the best performance with a 1070 GTX card.

Cheers.
 
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