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MSI Gaming GT72VR (6RD / 6RE)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of MSI Gaming GT72VR (6RD / 6RE). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the portability and durability. The screen and usability also get good comments, but some have doubts about the size and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI Gaming GT72VR (6RD / 6RE) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator Pro Notebook Review

 

Faster performance, cooler temperatures. If size and weight aren't concerns, then the GT72VR is your best bet with GTX 1060 graphics. Surface temperatures and fan noise are both low for a gaming notebook.

decent surface and core temperatures when gaming ; comfortable and quiet SteelSeries backlit keyboard ; easy serviceability; upgradeable GPU ; relatively quiet fans when gaming ; strong chassis

no graphics switching, Thunderbolt 3, or NVMe ; major backlight bleeding on our test unit ; relatively short battery life ; no dedicated Macro keys ; fans always active

The GT72 chassis may be aging, but its hardware and versatility shouldn't be overlooked. Its cooling system can handle GPUs far more power-hungry than the GTX 1060, so the GT72VR 6RD runs cooler and quieter than other gaming systems with the same...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

MSI GT72VR 6RE-015US Notebook Review

 

Pascal power. The GT72S has been renewed as the GT72VR in time for Nvidia's all-powerful mobile Pascal series. While some new features have been added, a few have also been removed to make room for the higher-end GT73VR.

very fast graphics performance from Pascal ; good sound quality; dedicated subwoofer ; updated Dragon system utility software ; 120 Hz and 5 ms response time option ; relatively cool operating temperatures ; upgradeable GPU (MXM 3.0 slot) ; strong...

3x M.2 slots removed; no more NVMe support ; no desktop-class Skylake CPU options ; slight-moderate backlight bleeding ; manual graphics switch removed ; no individually backlit keys ; Thunderbolt 3 removed ; thick design; bulky ; fans always active

The star of the show here in the GTX 1070 Pascal GPU. The mobile Maxwell series only scratched the surface of 4K gaming despite the fact that many manufacturers were pushing 4K onto gaming notebooks that clearly couldn't handle most titles on such high...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.biz)

Courte critique du PC portable MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator Pro

 

Performances en hausse, températures en baisse. Si ses dimensions et son poids ne vous rebutent pas, alors le MSI GT72VR est le meilleur choix de PC portable équipé du GPU Nvidia GTX 1060. La chauffe ainsi que les nuisances sonores sont peu élevées...

températures modérées lors des sessions de jeu ; clavier rétroéclairé SteelSeries silencieux et confortable ; maintenance aisée; GPU remplaçable ; nuisances sonores relativement modérées lors des sessions de jeu ; châssis rigide

pas d'Optimus ni Thunderbolt 3 ou NVMe ; fuites de rétroéclairage importantes sur notre exemplaire de test ; autonomie relativement faible ; pas de touches macro dédiées ; ventilateurs toujours actifs

Le châssis de la série GT72 est peut-être vieillissant mais sa versatilité ainsi que les configurations matérielles ne doivent pas être sous-estimées. Son système de refroidissement peut prendre en charge des GPU largement plus puissants et plus...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.info)

Breve análise do Portátil MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator Pro

 

Desempenho mais veloz, temperaturas mais frias. Se o tamanho e o peso não são fatores de preocupação, então o GT72VR é a sua melhor aposta com gráficos GTX 1060. As temperaturas da superfície e o ruído da ventoinha são baixos para um portátil de jogos.

Boas temperaturas da superfície e do núcleo durante os jogos ; Teclado iluminado SteelSeries confortável e silencioso ; Manutenção fácil; GPU atualizável ; Ventoinhas relativamente silenciosas durante os jogos ; Chassi forte

Sem alternação de gráfica, Thunderbolt 3, ou NVMe ; Bastante bleeding da iluminação de fundo na nossa unidade de teste ; Duração da bateria relativamente curta ; Sem teclas Macro dedicadas ; Ventoinhas sempre ativas

O chassi do GT72 pode estar ficando velho, mas o seu hardware e versatilidade não deveriam ser ignorados. Seu sistema de resfriamento consegue lidar com GPUs muito mais vorazes que a GTX 1060, portanto, o GT72VR 6RD funciona mais frio e silencioso que...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.nl)

Kort testrapport MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator Pro Notebook

 

Hogere prestaties, lagere temperaturen. Als grootte en gewicht er niet toe doen, dan is de GT72VR je beste optie met een GTX 1060 grafische kaart. De oppervlakte temperaturen en ventilatorgeluid zijn beide laag voor game notebook.

fatsoenlijke oppervlakte en interne temperaturen tijdens gamen; comfortabel en stil verlicht SteelSeries toetsenbord; makkelijk onderhoudbaar; vervangbare GPU; relatief stille ventilator tijdens het gamen; stevige behuizing

niet schakelen tussen grafische kaarten, geen Thunderbolt 3 of NVMe; forse backlight bleeding in ons testmodel; relatief korte batterijlevensduur; geen aparte programmeerbare toetsen; ventilatoren altijd actief

De GT72VR-serie blijft relevant dankzij het MXM 3.0b-slot en de makkelijke onderhoudbaarheid, zelfs als de serie eigenlijk al opgevolgd is door de GT73VR.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.org )

Breve análisis del MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator Pro

 

Rendimiento más rápido, temperaturas más frescas. Si el tamaño y el peso no son importantes, el GT72VR es tu mejor apuesta con gráfica GTX 1060. Temperaturas superficiales y ruido de ventilador son bajos para un portátil de juego.

temperaturas internas y externas decentes durante el juego ; teclado retroiluminado SteelSeries cómodo y silencioso ; mantenibilidad sencilla; GPU mejorable ; ventiladores relativamente quedos durante el juego ; chasis fuerte

sin intercambio de gráfica, Thunderbolt 3, o NVMe ; importante sangrado de pantalla en nuestro modelo de pruebas ; relativamente poco aguante de batería ; sin teclas Macro dedicadas ; ventiladores siempre activos

El chasis GT72 puede tener sus años, pero no hay que pasar por alto su versatilidad y su hardware. Su sistema de regrigeración puede manejar GPUs mucho más tragonas que la GTX 1060, por lo que el GT72VR 6RD es más fresco y quedo que otros sistemas de...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.info)

Breve análise do Portátil MSI GT72VR 6RE-015US

 

O poder do Pascal. O GT72S foi renovado como o GT72VR a tempo para a poderosa série Pascal móvel da Nvidia. Enquanto alguns recursos novos foram adicionados, alguns também foram removidos para dar espaço para o GT73VR de gama superior.

Desempenho gráfico muito veloz do Pascal ; Boa qualidade de som; subwoofer dedicado ; Software utilitário Dragon system atualizado ; Opção de 120 Hz e 5 ms de tempo de resposta ; Temperaturas de operação relativamente frias ; GPU atualizável (slot MXM...

3 slots M.2 removidos; não há mais suporte para NVMe ; Sem opções de CPU Skylake para desktop ; Bleeding moderado da iluminação de fundo ; Alternação gráfica manual removida ; Sem teclas iluminadas individualmente ; Thunderbolt 3 removido ; Design...

A estrela do show aqui na GPU Pascal GTX 1070. A série Maxwell móvel apenas arranhou a superfície dos jogos 4K, apesar do fato de que muitos fabricantes estiveram empurrando 4K para os portáteis de jogos que evidentemente não conseguiam lidar com a...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.org )

Breve análisis del MSI GT72VR 6RE-015US

 

Potencia Pascal. El GT72S ha sido renovado como el GT72VR a tiempo para la todopoderosa serie móvil Pascal. Si bien añaden algunas nuevas características, también han eliminado algunas para hacer espacio para la GT73VR de gama alta.

rendimiento gráfico muy rápido de Pascal ; buena calidad de sonido; subwoofer dedicado ; software de utilidad Dragon system actualizado ; opción de tiempo de respuesta de 120 Hz y 5 ms ; temperaturas de funcionamiento relativamente frescas ; GPU...

3x ranuras M.2 eliminadas; ya no hay soporte NVMe ; sin opciones de CPU Skylake de clase sobremesa ; sangrado de pantalla ligero-moderado ; intercambio manual de gráfica eliminado ; las teclas no están iluminadas individualmente ; Thunderbolt 3...

La estrella del show aquí es la GPU Pascal GTX 1070 Pascal. La serie móvil Maxwell sólo arañó la superficie del juego 4K a pesar de que muchos fabricantes estaban metiendo el 4K en portátiles de juego que claramente no podían manejar la mayoría de...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.com)

Test MSI GT72VR 6RE Notebook

 

Powered by Pascal. Die Neuauflage des GT72S hört auf den Namen GT72VR und kommt pünktlich zum Markstart von Nvidias mobilem Pascal Ableger. Während einige Funktionen hinzugefügt wurden, mussten andere gestrichen werden, die zukünftig in dem noch höher...

sehr schnelle Pascal-Grafikkarte ; gute Klangqualität; dedizierter Subwoofer ; aktualisierte Dragon-System-Software ; 120 Hz und 5ms Reaktionszeit optional ; recht geringe Betriebstemperaturen ; aufrüstbare GPU (MXM-3.0-Steckplatz) ; stabiles Gehäuse...

3x M.2-Steckplätze wurden gestrichen; kein NVMe mehr ; keine Desktop-Skylake-Prozessoren ; leichtes Screen Bleeding ; keine manuelle Grafikumschaltung mehr ; Tasten sind nicht individuell beleuchtet ; kein Thunderbolt 3 mehr ; dickes Gehäuse ; Lüfter...

Das Highlight in diesem Test ist ganz klar die Pascal GPU GeForce GTX 1070. Die mobilen Maxwell Ableger haben nur an der Oberfläche von 4K-Gaming gekratzt. Viele Hersteller haben ihre Notebooks bereits mit 4K-Fähigkeiten beworben, doch beim...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.biz)

Courte critique du PC portable MSI GT72VR 6RE-015US

 

Puissance Pascal. Le GT72S a été renouvelé avec le GT72VR, juste à temps pour profiter de la puissante série mobile Pascal de Nvidia. Tandis que certaines fonctionnalités ont été ajoutées, quelques-unes ont été enlevées, afin de permettre au GT73VR...

performances graphiques très élevées avec Pascal ; bonne qualité sonore, subwoofer dédié ; logiciel de l'utilitaire système Dragon mis à jour ; 120 Hz et temps de réponse de 5 ms en option ; les températures en fonctionnement peu élevées ; GPU...

3 emplacement M.2 enlevés, plus de NVMe ; aucune option CPU de type Skylake de bureau ; légères fuites de lumière ; commutateur manuel de carte graphique enlevé ; pas de touches rétroéclairées manuellement ; Thunderbolt 3 enlevé ; épais et volumineux ;...

La carte graphique GTX 1070 Pascal est la véritable star de ce PC portable. La série mobile Maxwell, capable de faire tourner les jeux 4K, n'arrive que maintenant, et malgré cela les constructeurs proposent la 4K dans leurs PC portables depuis un...

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:3 / 6
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

Battery Capacity:7500
Battery capacity (Watt hours):83
Battery life (max):83
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:9

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera signal format:1080p
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium, Black / Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

CUDA:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA 3D Vision:Y / Yes
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y / Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 64
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-ray RW / DVD Super Multi

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:5 / 6
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:230

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HK
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:R0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967 / 88969 / I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HK
Processor code:SR2FL / SR2FQ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express 3.0, Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 2128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:28.7 / 287 / 29.4 / 294
Height :4.8 / 48 / 58
Height (front):2.4
Height (rear):4.9
Weight:3.78 / 3.85 / 3.9
Width:42.8 / 428