Review of the MSI GS43VR 6RE Phantom Pro game machine
A mini-laptop with the gaming characteristics of a pearl among pearls. In the domestic sale, a real “candy” of the MSI company appeared. The video card installed on the machine, the innovative GeForce GTX 1060 developed by NVIDIA, was previously released only in the format of desktop computers. Thanks to the improved graphics accelerator, the Phantom Pro model has reached the top among gaming mini-laptops.
Representatives of NVIDIA assure that this version of the video card is almost as good as the desktop “big brother”. It doesn’t have much more than 6 gigs of memory and 1280 stream processors. GTX 1060 opens up the world of VR games by tripling performance. The very fact of the presence of this “beast” in a mini-laptop, brings the capabilities of gamers to a new level.
Pantom Pro is literally Packed to the brim with all possible game attributes. The overall power level of the machine is not much inferior to a stationary system. The appearance of the new product is copied from its predecessor. The number of ports, their placement, and color scheme are all identical. The improved model is one step away from joining the ranks of ultrabooks.
The obstacle was a thickness of 23 mm and a critical mass of 1.92 kg for ultrabooks. However, “filling” brought it as close as possible to a high-profile title. Shocking consumers, the ratio of dimensions and technical characteristics is beyond the limits of what is possible. It remains a wonder how MSI was able to combine miniature dimensions and powerful iron.
In the case, plastic alternates with metal. The cover is stylized with “combs” that create an aggressive effect, and between them is the company logo-a dragon on the background of the shield. The standard SteelSeries keyboard has a larger stroke than most ultrabooks. The red color is the main stylistic focus of the model and present in detail the keyboard backlight, stroke, touchpad, background, logo, band on the lid.
Pantom Pro is not deprived of ports and has a full set of all the vital USB 3.0 connectors on both sides; charger, card reader, network card, minijacks (headphones and microphone) on the left side; on the right, HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, bandwidth is equal to 40gbit/s. In comparison with USB in the new version, the power is increased by 8 times! Mini DisplayPort did not fit on the side faces and had to move to the back panel.
The screen gives an aesthetic and practical pleasure when working, the matte coating of the 14-inch display with the extension of 1920 x 1080 does not strain your vision too much, creates a clear picture, high contrast, and the brightness levels of the display allow you to feel comfortable in a brightly consecrated place, and in pitch darkness under a blanket. In General, the perfect screen for the gamer, able to convey all the tones, transitions and graphics of games. There are no special complaints about the sound. The model is capable of the maximum available to the leptop, but it is better to use external acoustics.
The processor is the number two highlight. The technology is well-known in the gaming PC Core i7-6700HQ of Intel. Its tasteless, from the point of view of the gamer, indicators: 4 eight stream cores, 45 W of power and the frequency of the system bus 8GT/s DMI3. It allows you to maximize all the capabilities of the video card and ensures smooth operation even under maximum loads. There is no game that can not satisfy the gamer with its characteristics based on this CPU.
RAM is not inferior in quality to the processor and video card, 16 GB is more than enough not only for a gaming laptop, but also for a desktop PC. RAM has a frequency of 2400 MHz, which allowed it to come in second place in testing. And even more, it meets the world-class DDR4 standard that everyone is looking up to.
MSI did not stint and provided their offspring with a powerful 256 GB SSD drive, with a PCle interface that has an unsurpassed read and write speed. On a terabyte HDD, the spindle rotates at 7200 rpm, which is an order of magnitude higher than most leptops at 5400 rpm. Another positive aspect of the model is easy access to components. Replacing the plank OP will not be the least difficult. When removing the cover, you can see a competent cooling system.
The only negative, common to all, without exception, a laptop is overheating. In the stress test discovered the skipped clock cycles and the reset frequency of the processor. In contrast to the CPU, the video card keeps the frequencies “excellent”, but the temperature bar for heating is 90 degrees.To sum up, this model has no worthy competitors on the Russian market. Phantom Pro has brought gamers one step closer to the goal of getting a m iniature car with gaming characteristics, which was previously almost impossible.
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