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January 30, 2015

Unboxing & Review: ASUS Z97-A

By: Low Chern Lin


ASUS has a wide range of award winning products that has been one of the most selected brand when it comes to PC DIY components, especially graphics card and motherboards that is feature rich and packs with great overclocking potential throughout all generations of both Intel and AMD platform.

Greatest thanks to ASUS Malaysia for sending over a ASUS Z97-A motherboard for today's review. The ASUS Z97-A is positioned below the ASUS Z97-Deluxe and Z97-Pro but some features of both i.e, Crystal Sound 2, M.2, SATA Express, etc is retained, with a lower SRP of RM660 in return.

January 29, 2015

HyperX Sets DDR4 Overclocking World Record at 4351MHz

By: Low Chern Lin


HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its HyperX Predator DDR4 memory was overclocked at 4351MHz, the highest frequency among all DDR4 memory in the world. The mark was set by overclocker “Toppc” of MSI® using one 4GB HyperX Predator 3333MHz DDR4 module on the new MSI X99S XPOWER AC motherboard. The valid CPU-Z screenshot can be found here. The video of the overclocking record can be found here

In addition to having the highest frequency, 10 out of the top 20 memory clock records use HyperX Predator DDR4 memory. Eight of those records were set at the recent HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) event during 2015 International CES®, where the world’s top overclockers gathered to compete for $15,000 (USD) in prize money. HyperX DDR4 memory currently also has the top scores in two other benchmarks recognized by HWBOT, MaxxMEM and MaxxMEM Read Bandwidth, respectively. 
HyperX Predator DDR4 3333MHz 16GB Kit of 4 memory is the fastest Intel® XMP-certified memory kit. The Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) allows users to overclock memory beyond standard specifications. To gain XMP certification, memory modules must pass a rigorous test procedure that ensures stability and reliability.

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR3, DDR4 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, and gaming accessories. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 20 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including China Joy, PAX, Davao Cyber Expo, and TGS & Big Fest. 

For more information visit the HyperX home page.

January 28, 2015

Unboxing & Review: Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD

By: Low Chern Lin


SSDs are known for its impressive fast boot and loading speeds which leave mechanical hard drive to bite the dust. It's considered a luxury and unnecessary a few years back due to its high price that not many could afford even for the smaller capacity 60GB or 64GB variant. This has changed a lot since then and the once dreamed 120GB / 128GB SSD would probably cost you around RM250 or much lesser. Some would even opt for RAID setup on their SSDs to achieve better performance due to the limitation of the current SATA III 6Gb/s interface that is bottle-necking current gen SSD.

For those who prefer other alternatives other than RAID setups, this is where PCI-E SSD and M.2 SSD are capable of offering speeds up to 10Gb/s comes to play. Mighty thanks to Plextor for supplying the M6E Black Edition for today's review. The price is yet to be decided at the time this article is written, but we do know that it comes in 3 different capacity of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. 

January 26, 2015

Unboxing & Review: be quiet! Pure Rock

By: Low Chern Lin



Having a gigantic CPU cooler is not always a necessary especially on entry-level or mid-ranged system that uses CPU that doesn't produce the amount of heat that is enough to give you a heat stroke. It'll be wiser if one would invest in a more affordable CPU cooler that gives you a decent cooling performance and reduce the damage done to your wallet.

Thanks to be quiet! for today's provision of the Shadow Rock Slim CPU cooler. The Pure Rock retails for $34.90 USD (roughly around RM125.73) from newegg.com for now as there are no local distributor for be quiet! products in Malaysia at the moment. Let's move on with the review shall we?

January 23, 2015

Plextor’s PlexTurbo 2.0 Now Supports Full Range M6 PRO & M6e Storage Devices

By: Low Chern Lin

Plextor, the global leading brand of high-performance digital storage devices, announces the newly-developed PlexTurbo 2.0 intelligent SSD caching utility now supports full range M6 PRO & M6e storage devices. 

Dynamic DRAM Usage Allocation

We take a system 16GB worth of DRAM memory as an example, the DRAM Cache will dynamically allocate up to 3.8GB capacity (Maximum) for caching purposes and the RMU (Reduced Memory Usage) will free up the memory resources when the system is in idle mode. 

*The RMU will either be less than 4K or greater than 10MB, without exceeding 200MB maximum. *The Write Through Plus (WTP) occupied capacity may vary.

Behind the Scene

  • When first time writing to the SSD, the data will be written in the RAM Cache simultaneously
  • If the data written in the LEM is different from the data currently in the RAM Cache, the data is ready to be written to SSD
  • If there’s any data match any pattern, RMU will accumulate write tasks and execute them all at once (for pattern which is usually larger than 10MB or less than 4KB, and Maximum will not exceed 200MB)
  • If there’s no match, WTP will issue a write command and a “task executed” notice to the APP. This Plexturbo technology will be much fast than writing the data to SSD directly.

IBE - Intelligent Boost Engine®


  • When the APP received a Read or Write command, a matching process will start to compare the data to be written with the data in RAM Cache. If there’s any match, IBE will be activated.
  • If there’s any matched data (New or Old), IBE will make that particular pattern as hot data and make it the first position. The hot data line update will be updated.
  • Through out time, any hot data may get pushed back and become cold date. That particular data pattern will be removed from RAM Cache by IBE.


SSD w/ PlexTurbo 2.0

Plextor’s M6 PRO with PlexTurbo Redefines the SATA SSD Speed 10X+ times the speed of SATA 6Gb/s


PlexTurbo 2.0 supported Storage Devices
  • M6 PRO SATA SSD
  • M6e PCIe SSD (HHHL) 
  • M6e M.2 2280 PCIe SSD
  • M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD (HHHL)

January 22, 2015

ASUS Announces Strix GTX 960, priced at RM 999

By: Low Chern Lin


ASUS Malaysia today announced the immediate availability of Strix GTX 960 here in Malaysia. The new gaming graphics card packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II for cooler, quieter and faster performance for incredible action gaming, and 0dB fan technology for totally-silent light gameplay.

The new card features feature exclusive ASUS Super Alloy Power components for enhanced durability and cooling, and GPU Tweak with XSplit Gamecaster for overclocking and online streaming that’s as simple as it is flexible. Strix GTX 960 comes equipped with a DisplayPort interface to support connections up to 4K/UHD (ultra-high definition) resolution.

Strix GTX 960 is factory-overclocked at 1291 MHz and has a 1317 MHz boost clock speed in OC Mode that delivers stunning gaming performance. Strix GTX 960 provides 12% faster gameplay in Assassin’s Creed® Unity and Battlefield 4™, and runs the 3DMark 11 (Extreme) benchmark at 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution 6.5% faster than reference designs. It is fitted with 2 GB of high-speed GDDR5 video memory that races along at boosted speeds of up to 7200MHz.

Enjoy performance 30% cooler and 3X quieter than reference
Strix GTX 960 comes with the ASUS-exclusive DirectCU II cooling technology that provides 220% more heat dissipation, resulting in performance that is 30% cooler and 3X quieter than reference for incredible stability and very low noise during intense gaming sessions. 
Strix ups the ante even more with 0dB fan technology that lets players enjoy light gaming in complete silence, due to a thermal design that is able to keep GPU temperatures below a set level, when the fan stops completely.
Enhancing cooling even further, Strix GTX 960 has a strong, rigid backplate that helps dissipate heat quickly and provides an extra measure of protection against card damage.

Power up for the win with 5-phase Super Alloy Power
Strix GTX 960 has a 5-phase power design that enhances energy efficiency by 15%, widens voltage modulation tolerance, and improves overall stability and longevity by 2.5X compared to reference designs. Strix GTX 960 uses a single 6-pin power connecter for clean, hassle-free cable management and has a convenient connection indicator LED to ensure successful plug-in.

Real-time monitoring and control with GPU Tweak
Strix GTX 960 comes with GPU Tweak, an exclusive ASUS tool that enables users to squeeze the very best performance from their graphics card. GPU Tweak provides the ability to finely control GPU speeds, voltages and video memory clock speeds in real time, so overclocking is easy and can be carried out with high confidence.

GPU Tweak also includes a customized version of the XSplit Gamecaster streaming tool and a free one-year free XSplit Premium license. XSplit Gamecaster lets users record and share on-screen action over the internet in real time, meaning others can watch live as games are played. Gamers can also easily monitor system stats, such as frame rate, CPU load, temperature, and more, while they play, as well as modify performance settings with a simple click of the GPU Tweak button.

January 21, 2015

Review: Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Laptop

By: Low Chern Lin


Dell's Inspiron series laptops has been one of the most selected mainstream laptops due to its affordability and renowned excellent after sales support - a full 12 month of on-site service. Dell has recently announced the new Inspiron series laptops in three different categories, ranging from the entry-level 3000 series with an Intel Pentium or an Intel Core i3 CPU, mid-range Inspiron 15 5000 with an overall balanced performance and the premium 7000 series with aluminum top and capacitive touchscreens.

Great thanks to Dell for today's provision of the Inspiron 15 5000, mid-ranged model equipped with Intel i5-4210u processor, AMD Radeon R7 M265 graphics processor, 8 GB RAM and a hard drive with a total of 1TB capacity; and it retails at RM 2149. Let's find out what kind of performance can we expect from the Dell Inspiron 15 5000!

January 17, 2015

Unboxing & Review: SonicGear Quatro 2 2.0 Speaker System

By: Clement Thien


Most of us are always looking for the best bang for buck for everything and when I was handed this small box I was told that this is one such item; a good sounding pair of speakers at a ridiculously low price at only RM25 (SRP). Yes, I agree that it sounds too good to be true, which is why we're here to find out how good the SonicGear Quatro 2 are. Big thanks to the folks at Leap Frog Global for providing the sample, let's get unboxing.

January 16, 2015

Plextor Introduces M6e Black Edition High-Performance SSD with the New PlexTurbo 2.0 Intelligent SSD Caching Utility

By: Low Chern Lin


Plextor, the global leading brand of high-performance digital storage devices, announces the launch of its new Black Edition Series SSD with M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD. The Plextor M6e Black Edition is a professional and superb high-performance PCI Express SSD, specifically designed for creating a perfect gaming platform. It combines cutting-edge high-class components and newly-developed PlexTurbo 2.0 intelligent SSD caching utility, providing optimal durability and high speed performance. 

The M6e Black Edition with PlexTurbo 2.0 intelligent SSD caching utility overcomes all the disadvantages of current caching technology. With the exclusive memory management booster, PlexTurbo 2.0 not only outruns other caching technologies in performance but also analyzes a huge amount of operation data to avoid unnecessary write operation to significantly reduce write usage of SSD and to prevent memory data loss when the PC crashes or the power goes out. 

The M6e Black Edition is powered by the latest duo-core server grade Marvell 88SS9183 controller chip supporting the highest-class Toggle NAND flash by Toshiba to meet the strict requirements of computer speed from professional gamers and players. It also integrates with Plextor-exclusive True Speed Technology to prevent drops in speeds after prolonged use in a real-world environment with astonishing read/write speeds of up to 770/625 MB/s in sequential mode, and 105K/100K IOPS for random read/write operations.

The M6e Black Edition has PCle controller chips to allow users to enjoy extraordinary high transfer speed, superior than SATA III via the PCIe Gen II x2 interface. The overall performance of the gaming platform is further optimized to develop the best performance. It also supports Duo BIOS and users can select to set Legacy or UEFI BIOS as the boot disk without installing extra drivers! The new generation UEFI BIOS can speed up boot-up time by 2x coupled with the ultra-high performance of the AHCI driver interface ensures that users can boot up systems at high speeds at any time and enjoy games in no time!

In order to continue the excellent stable performance and high quality of Plextor SSD, the M6e Black Edition has also been put through stringent tests by using state-of-the-art SSD testing equipment and intense professional simulation of a real world environments, such as the “Plextor Durability Test”, to ensure that the M6e has astounding MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 2.4 million hours. It delivers the first-ever reliability to players and guarantees that valuable game data will not be lost due to errors. 

“We considered the suggestions of global players when designing the look and added the huge black and red cooling fins to quench the thirst of players looking for an advanced gaming platform. The M6e Black Edition, equipped with PlexTurbo 2.0, meets the experience and visual requirements of players in performance and appearance. The M6e Black Edition is absolutely the ideal choice of creating a dreaming gaming platform!” said Lear Wu, Global Sales Manager for Plextor.

The Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD with PlexTurbo 2.0 features 5-year support and warranty. The M6e Black Edition is expected to make its debut on early January of 2015 with the available capacity of 128GB, 256GB and 512 GB. 

Unboxing & Review: Leadtek WinFast GTX 980 Hurricane

By: Low Chern Lin


NVIDIA's latest Maxwell GM204 based 900 series has shown amazing power consumption improvements took the enthusiast market by storm as soon as it's launched.  In collaboration with one of our nation's best gaming rig builder at Ideal Tech, we manage to get our hands on another GTX 980 for today's review - the Leadtek GTX 980 Hurricane.

Retailed at approximately RM1999, the Leadtek GTX 980 Hurricane is currently the 2nd most affordable GTX 980 yet in the Malaysian market. Will the Leadtek GTX 980 Hurricane do just as good as its market leading fair price when it comes to gaming performance? Let's find this out together shall we?

Kingston the Year of the Sheep USB Drive Joins DataTraveler Chinese Zodiac Series

By: Low Chern Lin



To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced The Year of the Sheep USB drive, the latest addition to its DataTraveler Chinese Zodiac USB drive lineup. In the Chinese Zodiac, the Sheep is the 8th sign in the 12 Chinese Horoscopes. In addition to signify luck and wealth, sheep also symbolize trust, artistic, fashion and creativity. Build with durable rubber casing and unique octagon package that symbolize “good fortune”, The Year of the Sheep USB drive makes a special gift for the special season.

“Our DataTraveler Chinese Zodiac USB drive lineup has been one of the most popular products among collectors over the years,” Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston, said, “This year, the round-shape design of The Year of the Sheep USB drive stands for “fulfilled”, “oneness”, “perfection”, and “unity”. The harmonious limited edition USB drive aims to bring wealth and a sense of wholeness to complete the year of 2015.”

To celebrate the year of sheep, this extremely charming USB drive comes in a unique-designed package and box. With a capacity of 16GB, the USB drive is made by sturdy rubber materials and supports many operating systems such as Windows® 8.1、Windows 8、Windows 7、Windows Vista®、Mac OS X v.10.6.x+、Linux v.2.6.x+. The Year of the Sheep USB drive is backed by a 5-year warranty, free technical support, and legendary Kingston reliability. 

Kingston the Year of the Sheep Limited Edition Features & Specifications:
  • Dimensions: 53mm x 43mm x 43mm 
  • Compliant: USB 2.0 
  • Capacity: 16GB 
  • OS Compatibility: Windows® 8.1、Windows 8、Windows 7、Windows Vista®、Mac OS X v.10.6.x+、Linux v.2.6.x+
  • Part Number: DTCNY15/16GB
  • Warranty / Support: 5-year warranty with free technical support

January 15, 2015

Review: Gelid Solutions GC-2 and GC-Extreme Thermal Compound

By: Low Chern Lin


GELID Solutions might not be as aggressive as other brands in terms of marketing, but there isn't a senior enthusiasts that doesn't knows the name GELID Solutions especially when it comes to PC cooling. We have GELID Solutions GC-Extreme and GC-2 arrived at our test lab for performance review, courtesy of Tech Armory and GELID Solutions

Thermal compound plays an important role when it comes to PC cooling. As we all know that most thermal compound is made of thermally conductive but non-electric conductive material to fill in small, micro-level surface pits and imperfections between a heatsink and heat source to improve the thermal dissipation. 

Packaging

The packaging is kept simple and both shares identical specifications, well almost.Basically it's almost the same description as what you would've seen on premium thermal - compound non-corrosive, no bleeding, non-electrical conductive, no curing.


Both GC-2 and GC-Extreme comes with a spreader in case if you prefer to spread the thermal compound manually.


Viscosity Test
We've done a quick test on the viscosity of both thermal compound with the rice grain method to see how much it expands under pressure.

Arctic Cooling MX-4


We take one of the most commonly used thermal compound by the local enthusiasts here in Malaysia, the Arctic Cooling MX-4 as a reference in this test.

GC-2


The bleed level of the GC-2 is pretty darn close to the Arctic Cooling MX-4 but judging by the traces of hairline traces, we see that the viscosity of the GC-2 is a little lesser compared to the Arctic Cooling MX-4.

GC-Extreme


All of 3 thermal compound used in this test doesn't spreads much under slight pressure but we can clearly see that GC-Extreme oozes way much lesser compared to the GC-2 and Arctic Cooling MX-4.


Thermal Performance Test
We've conducted the test with the AMD FX-8320E, Intel i7 4770K and 4790K running on 4.6GHz using a Corsair H100 hydro series CPU liquid cooler and the grain of rice application method. The system is then stressed by running the System Stability Test utility from AIDA64 Extreme. Temperature reading is then recorded and presented in the graph as below:


As both Gelid GC-Extreme, GC-2 and Arctic Cooling MX-4 were among the list of high quality thermal compound available, the minimal difference in temperature is somewhat expected. Both GC-2 and MX-4 performs pretty much on par after a long run, while the GC-Extreme takes the lead by a difference of 1°C ~ 2°C.

The notable difference is that each thermal compound behaves a little different in terms of temperature build up. The initial heat build up of the MX-4 relatively fast, but it turns to a steady raise upon reaching approximately 60°C~63°C. The GC-2 on the other hand, builds up heat in a much faster pace than the MX-4 and slowed down upon reaching approximately 66°C~68C°. The GC-Extreme exhibits the most stable temperature build up, though the final temperature reading is pretty much near to others in the end.

The advertised 'No-curing' doesn't seems to be accurate though, as the initial highest temperature peaked at around 2°C higher that the final temperature reading obtained - not really an issue here as the temperature does gets better after a few more run on the stress test.

Verdict
If price per gram were to taken into account, we consider the GC-2 as the best bang for the buck thermal compound among the 3. Paying RM25 for a 7g GC-2 syringe that has relatively the same as performance the 4.5g MX-4 that cost roughly around RM28 - you pay less, but get more. The GC-Extreme has a very consistent performance comes a little expensive at the price of RM35 for each 3.5g syringe, still a worthy thermal compound to investment in if you're looking for a good thermal compound with consistent performance.

It's true that high quality thermal compound does gives better advantage with observable difference in performance behavior e.g. heat build up compared to most low cost thermal compound. At the end of the day, majority of people still cares more on final temperature reading - which in our case, doesn't shows too much of a difference. One of the most important factor that many has neglected is the application method; some just spreads it around the IHS of the CPU like nobody's business and ended up in a mess and not getting the temperature right even though the thermal compound used is one of the market's best, whereas those who did it correctly gets a very decent result even with branded but inexpensive thermal compound.

Apacer Rolls Out Its Next-gen Commando DDR4 Overclocking Memory Module

By: Low Chern Lin


In the constantly changing e-sports battlefield, the key to win victory over enemies is to get yourself armed with the most updated IT weapons! Apacer recently launches the brand new generation of Commando Series DDR4 Overclocking Memory Module, which adopts the newly designed weapon-styled assault rifle heat spreader. This newly launched overclocking memory will enable e-sports players to master the decisive moments and succeed in all attacks!

Tailored for Intel® X99 chipset and Haswell-E processor and supports the latest Intel® XMP2.0
Apacer’s next-gen Commando Series DDR4 Overclocking Memory Module is tailored for the latest Intel® X99 chipset and Haswell-E processor. Through years of experience and accumulated abilities in the R&D of overclocking memory, Apacer rapidly rolls out its highly efficient and highly compatible Commando Overclocking Memory Module tailored for the newest platform. The whole series of products supports the latest Intel XMP 2.0 standards. With this product, e-sports players are equipped with the cutting-edge strongest digital arms!

The superior frequency of 3200MHz and the ultra-large capacity of 64 GB help players gain the vital “0.001 second”
Apacer’s Commando Series DDR4 Overclocking Memory Module features outstanding tactical characteristics of high frequency, low voltage and low latency. It realizes a maximum frequency of 3200MHz and a perfect low timing of 16-16-16-36, requires only a 1.35v low voltage and provides a wide range of specifications of DDR4 2400/2666/2800/3000/3200 MHz. In addition, this series adopts Quad-Channel packaging and supports different capacity combination of 16GB (4GB*4) and 32GB (8GB*4). With this series, e-sports players’ various demands will all be satisfied, and they can easily win all kinds of highly intensive battles!

Awesome weapon-styled design of heat spreader is a must-have for the worldwide e-sports players
Commando DDR4 Overclocking Memory Module employs the weapon-styled assault rifle profile design, and its heat spreader features a distinctive and attractive tactical rail, which combines innovative design philosophy with overclocking memory, highlighting the players’ dazzling and aggressive performance in the battlefields.

Apacer’s design team pointed out that they adopts “maximized capacity and flexible tactics” as the design philosophy of Commando Series DDR4 Overclocking Memory Module, and have balanced maximized heat dissipation effect and brilliant appearance. Hence, this series provides stable and excellent efficiency for long-standing e-sports battles as well as an amazing visual effect of e-sports equipment platform. It’s a must-have for e-sports players throughout the world!

Frequency
CL Timing
Voltage
Capacity
2400 MHz
16-16-16-36
1.2V
16GB(4GBx4),32GB(8GBx4)
2666 MHz
16-16-16-36
1.2V
16GB(4GBx4),32GB(8GBx4)
2800 MHz
17-17-17-36
1.2V
16GB(4GBx4),32GB(8GBx4)
3000 MHz
16-16-16-36
1.35V
16GB(4GBx4)
3200 MHz
16-16-16-36
1.35V
16GB(4GBx4)

January 14, 2015

Evolution of Game in Steel Gaming Machine: MSI’s latest GE72, GE62 powerful gaming notebooks debut

By: Low Chern Lin


MSI, the leading gaming notebook manufacturer and innovator, now announced the brand new design GE72, GE62. Featured Intel’s 4th Gen Quad Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX965M discrete graphics, while tipping the scales at 15.6 inch just 2.4kg, 17 inch with 2.7kg, respectively. These NBs meet your need for machines that both lean and mean. In addition, they sport envelope-pushing SteelSeries gaming keyboards with multi-color backlit. Light and powerful, MSI GE72 and GE62 will give you the furious advantage in Full HD gaming competitions.

Eric Kuo, vice president for global sales & marketing, MSI Notebook, points out “As a result of the booming competition gaming market, there has been an increasing number of heavy-load games, so gamers are demanding more in terms of graphics, functions, and other design features specially for gamers. MSI has heard their desire and responded with numerous breakthroughs and innovations. The result has been gaming laptops with the latest processor and display card on the market, most advanced and rich array of gaming features, and better gamer-friendly experience”. 

MSI GE72


MSI GE62


Specifications
Model name
GE72, GE62
Operating System
Windows 8.1
LED Backlight Display
17.3"(GE72)/15.6"(GE62) Full HD (1920x1080)
up to IPS 3840x2160
Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-4720HQ
Memory Type
DDR3L SO-DIMM slot x2 (up to 16GB)
Graphics
GeForce GTX 965M / GDDR5 2GB
Hard Disk Capacity
From single HDD up to 384GB Super RAID 2 + 1TB HDD 7200rpm
Keyboard
Keyboard by SteelSeries, multi color backlit with Steelseries Engine
Optical Disk Drive
BD Writer / BD Combo / DVD Super Multi
USB 3.0/2.0
3/1
Card Reader
SD(XC/HC)
Display output:
DisplayPort 1.2 / HDMI 1.4
Mic-in/Headphone out
1/1
Audio
Audio Boost
LAN/WiFi
Killer Gb LAN, Killer A/C WiFi
Speaker
2.1 channel sound system, each channel with 2 speakers, 1 subwoofer.
Webcam
HD type (30fps@720p)
Battery
6-Cell Li-Ion (4400mAH)
Power Adapter
150W slim design
Dimension (WxDxH)
GE70: 419 x 280 x 29mm
GE60: 383 x 260 x 27mm
Weight
GE70: 2.7Kg (Built-in battery)
GE60: 2.4Kg (Built-in battery)

Experience powerful gaming on a notebook 
The GeForce GTX 965M brings desktop-class gaming performance to the latest gaming notebook, driving impressive gameplay at ultra-settings on 1080p resolutions. Now, you can take on every game with blazing-fast performance, exclusive gaming technologies, and more detail effects for better gaming experience. 
Brand new feature SHIFT to fit the perfect balance
The whole new feature SHIFT brings you total control over the system’s power management. Switch between profiles “Sport,” “Comfort,” and “Green” to find the perfect balance between system performance and temperature.


SteelSeries Engine Features CloudSync and Low CPU
To fully utilize GE72, GE62 keyboard, this machine is equipped the new SteelSeries Engine 3, the fast and efficient software suite now with CloudSync, SteelSeries cloud storage system that will save and synchronize all SteelSeries peripherals.  Gamers can switch between different configurations inside of the same or different games by just one-click through a macro key that can be programmed by SteelSeries Engine 3! 
 
Optional Super RAID 2 technology with 3 SSD RAID 0
Featuring the exclusive technology made by MSI, named Super Raid 2, the data read/write speed of the storage will reach 1400MB/sec or more, while 3 SSD combined with RAID0 setting is the key. The Super Raid 2 is no wonder the most advanced storage technology considered both big capacity and high efficiency. 
Cooler Boost 3 -- better performance, less noise
The Cooler Boost 3 dual cooling system is developed for use with the next generation extreme performance mobile processors. With advanced cooling efficiency and stability, it doesn’t increase any extra space but lower noise been made. The heat been generated by core components will be transferred to the vent quietly without troubling the users. This will maximize the cooling and ensure a chilly system, even during those marathon gaming sessions, regardless of how demanding the environment while still staying quiet.

With Killer Networking function, you call the shots
New generation MSI GE72 and GE62 gaming laptops come equipped with Killer Gaming LAN to give you blazing online transmission speeds that are faster than regular LAN, reducing much more latency/ping time for a hiccup-free online gaming experience and effectively eliminating incorrect commands resulting from game lag, greatly increasing your chances of coming out on top online.

Audio Boost for better gaming headset sound 
MSI's Audio Boost enhances sound quality and comes with AMP (Audio Power Amplifier), a program designed to greatly enhance headphone performance and amperage in medium to high-end competition gaming and HiFi headsets and enhancing wrap around sound. All sound jacks are gold plated, because gold is the best conductive material known to man and does not oxidize. Christened "gold flash audio jacks," they increase transmission efficiency and reduce noise, so that GE series laptops reproduce each acoustic detail crisply, cleanly, faithfully.

XSplit Gamecaster : Best Live Streaming App for Gamers
MSI GE72, GE62 notebook comes with the latest online streaming software, the XSplit Gamecaster. 
It’s the recording and streaming App for gamers, and let gamers easily record their own gaming moments and share the live gameplay sessions with friends, family, or the world through Twitch, Youtube, UStream and more. 

Gaming keyboard by SteelSeries with backlit
Exclusive keyboard position and golden triangle layout to offer faster and longer-lasting keyboard action. MSI has improved the resilience and tactile feedback of each and every key. Users will no longer have to deal with flimsy keys. Depending on your mood and desires, you can choose from more than 1,000 color combinations and five different scenario modes for the keyboard, enabling you to be the coolest gamer at any LAN party!

Matrix multi-display presents 2+1 monitors usage
Matrix display features up to 2 external displays, allowing you to output to 2 displays simultaneously using HDMI 1.4 mini and Display-Port 1.2. Users can work with multi-task at the same time. (Overall 3 monitors include notebook’s monitor on GE72 or GE62)
Dynaudio sound system for authentic fidelity sound
Cooperated with the leading speaker company Dynaudio for years, now GE72, GE62 are packing the latest speaker design with 2.1 channel and its absolutely authentic hearing experience. The signal has been enhanced sound detail and volume has been increased, people who play games or enjoy movies will absolutely be immersed in the perfect system with outstanding sound effect.

Models
Marketing Name
Color
Display Size
GPU
CPU
RAM
HDD
ODD
WIFI
Recommended Market Price
GE72 2QE
GE72 2QE Apache
(GTX 965M 2GB GDDR5)
Black
17.3" FHD, Anti-Glare(1920*1080) eDP Wide View Angle
nVidia Geforce GTX 965M, 2GB GDDR5
Sharkbay i7-4720HQ+HM87
DDR III 8GB
128GB SSD +1TB (SATA) 7200rpm
Super Multi (9.5mm)
Intel 7260 Wilkins Peak 2 (2x2 802.11 ac)+BT4.0 M.2 type
RM 5,099.00
GE72 2QD
GE72 2QD Apache
(GTX 960 M 2GB GDDR5)
Black
17.3" FHD, Anti-Glare(1920*1080) LED
nVidia Geforce GTX 960M, 2GB GDDR5
Sharkbay i7-4720HQ+HM87
DDR III 8GB
1TB (SATA) 7200rpm
Super Multi (9.5mm)
Intel 7260 Wilkins Peak 2 (2x2 802.11 ac)+BT4.0 M.2 type
RM 4,599.00
GE62 2QF
GE62 2QF Apache Pro
(GTX 970M 3GB GDDR5)
Black
15.6" UHD, (3840*2160) 4K IPS
nVidia Geforce GTX 970M, 3GB GDDR5
Sharkbay i7-4720HQ+HM87
DDR III 8GB
1TB (SATA) 7200rpm
Super Multi (9.5mm)
Intel 7260 Wilkins Peak 2 (2x2 802.11 ac)+BT4.0 M.2 type
RM 5,499.00
GE62 2QE
GE62 2QE Apache Pro (GTX 965M 2GB GDDR5)
Black
15.6" FHD IPS, Anti-Glare (1920*1080)
nVidia Geforce GTX 965M, 2GB GDDR5
Sharkbay i7-4720HQ+HM87
DDR III 8GB
1TB (SATA) 7200rpm
Super Multi (9.5mm)
Intel 7260 Wilkins Peak 2 (2x2 802.11 ac)+BT4.0 M.2 type
RM 4,699.00

More information on MSI Gaming website
MSI continues to work in cooperation with well-known gaming teams around the world, including FNATIC from Europe and teams from Asia. MSI actively participates in a variety of gaming activities to increase name exposure, to improve on product functions, and to enhance user experience. What's more, for its new platform, we set up the MSI Gaming website and forum for MSI gaming laptop users and competition gamers around the world. For more on competition gaming products and gaming info, please go to http://gaming.msi.com/.

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