MSI GE62 6QF Apache Pro

HWM (Malaysia) - - TEST - By John Law

on Unig­ine Heaven, the bench­mark crashed a few times be­fore even­tu­ally giv­ing us an av­er­age frame rate of 33 fps.

De­spite the con­ser­va­tive bench­mark scores, we can gladly tell you that the 6QF is still ca­pa­ble of run­ning the ma­jor­ity of triple-A ti­tles flaw­lessly, ei­ther at their high­est or se­cond high­est set­ting.

We ac­tu­ally dug a lit­tle deeper and found out that there is a vari­a­tion of the 6QF with a 4K dis­play, but frankly, ac­tu­ally gam­ing on that variant with a GTX 970M (note the 'M' moniker) dis­crete GPU would be prac­ti­cally un­playable.

There are two caveats that grind our gears. In com­par­i­son with the com­pe­ti­tion's gam­ing note­books, the 6QF, like all its other Apache brothers, is only fit­ted with a stan­dard 1TB HDD. By right, all Apache mod­els are sup­posed to have an M.2 SSD built in­side to al­low for that blis­ter­ing-fast speed that we've be­come ac­cus­tomed to, but un­for­tu­nately, the 6QF is de­void of such ben­e­fits.

Then, there is MSI's Cooler Boost cool­ing tech­nol­ogy for the ma­chine. By de­fault, the fans al­ready whir away, obliv­i­ous to the world around it. The very minute you turn on the Cooler Boost func­tion (it's lo­cated at the top right of the note­book, just next to the power but­ton), the sound of the spin­ning fans be­comes quite deaf­en­ing. With that said, the fea­ture still does its job by keep­ing the palm­rest of the 6QF only just luke­warm to the touch.

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