Originally Posted by RLT1
Well I think all these 17" laptops are similar in size and weight. Since I want to travel with the laptop I want to purchase, and want to buy a bigger backpack to get this 17" laptop to fit with my clothes and parts.
Well, I'm between the G752 and the G751 because it looks cool and the cooling system is from rear vents, which I think is better than bottom cooling system. And it's more expensive than the G751 with 980m.
MSI laptops are nice, and attractive and I have to first choose to go for MSI or ASUS then I have to choose which version of a laptop I want.
It's more complicated because I saw now a video on YouTube with the performance of three GPUs 960m, 970m and 980m, and they look similar in performance.
The difference is in the FPS ratio and the effect in the gameplay is not very noticeable.
They are all very good, I think I have to choose the one which looks more cool
You are CRAZY to think that those 3 gpu's are similar in performance. The 960m is so so in performance. The 970m is around 40-50% faster that the 960m easy. I started with the GL551 Asus which had a 960m and I had to run Med settings and turn things down to low just to keep 60 fps. Going to the 970m I can run almost Maxed settings and stay locked at 75 fps, and this is in games like Black Ops 3 and Star Wars Battlefront. The 970m is way more gpu that the 960m and I wouldn't get a 960m if gaming is something you want to do with newer titles. If you only play old games that are not that graphic intensive, then you can get by with the 960m. 970m is the sweet spot for the price. Now the 980m is around 25-35% faster than the 970m and it will allow you to run Maxed settings in just about any game right now. It's a beast of a mobile gpu for sure. Plus having 4gb's of Vram is awesome and never a worry when gaming in 1080p. Same really with the 3gb's Vram on the 970m.
The Asus have rear exhaust and so do the MSI's. I had the G752 and my cpu temps were around 80-90c while gaming and my gpu was around 70-75c. My MSI cpu only runs around 65-75c gaming and my gpu 60-70c and this is just on auto fan setting. If you turn on the Cool Boost 3 feature and run the fans at 100% the temps are around 45-55c on the cpu and 50-60c on the gpu. The cooling is far better on the MSI's hands down.
Here's a big thing to me also. When you are doing nothing and just sitting at the desktop, the Asus G752 cpu sits around 40-42c at idle. That's way to hot IMO. My MSI sitting at the desktop idles around 18-22c depending on ambient temps. That's huge difference in temps there and I would take the MSI any day over that hot running Asus. You are more than welcome to choose any laptop ;you like, it is your money, but I wouldn't recommend the Asus's especially because of their HORRIBLE bios versions and not even supporting the NVMe SSD's that they are supposed to support. MSI has that down for sure and can even run them in Raid 0 if you wanted.
I am a huge Asus fan and always was, but after getting the laptops I did and seeing their issues, no way do I want one anymore. MSI has blown me away with how awesome every bit of it is. The keyboard from Stealseries is awesome, the audio is unmatched by far with Dynaudio. The cooling is FAR ABOVE any of them. Also the Gpu in the MSI GT72 is also a MXM gpu which can be pulled out in a year or 2 and replaced with the next best one on the market. Drop a Pascal 980ti or whatever it is in 2 years and be rocking awesome for another few years.
The 6820K is a huge performance jump over the 6700HQ also so keep that in mind. Hope this helps you some
Edit: It has great Wifi and bluetooth. The wifi is AC also and works way better than the wifi on the G752 I had, even tho my router is a Asus LOL. The 6820K is way stronger than the 4710/4720HQ cpu's. The 6700HQ is about the same as the 4720hq, but the 6820K is way more powerful. About 20-25% more powerful.
In Cinebench R15 I got 670 points with the 6700HQ, and with the 6820K I get 875 points which is 2nd in the world with that cpu. And that's only with a 4ghz overclock, and I can go much higher, I just haven't needed to push it any more. I have not added any extra volts in the bios on the cpu, just using the MSI gaming app and it will run 4ghz or 4.1ghz with no issues. I'm telling you bud, you will be so much more happy if you get the MSI over the Asus's. Trust me when I tell you. I am very critical when it comes to computer hardware as you can see from some of my pics.Edited by Hambone07si - 1/26/16 at 7:35am