MSI GS66 Thermal Testing – How Hot is 10980HK + RTX 2080 Super Max-Q?

The MSI GS66 is a thinner pc gaming laptop with some effective equipment inside, so just exactly how warm does it obtain? Allow’s find out and also see what enhancements can be made to thermals and also efficiency. The GS66 is offered in different arrangements, my version has an 8 core overclockable Intel i9-10980HK CPU, Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics, as well as 32gb of memory running in double network, so anticipate various outcomes with various specs. You can discover updated costs for this and various other specs connected in the description. Air comes in from the bottom, in via the vents over the key-board, as well as is exhausted out of the left and ideal sides towards the back, as well as rear left and also ideal corners. Inside there are 7 heatpipes in total amount, 2 shared between the CPU and GPU with 3 fans. The MSI Dragon Facility software allows you choose various efficiency settings, which from most affordable to highest are quiet, balanced and also severe efficiency. Only severe performance allows you make it possible for coolerboost, which establishes the follower to maximum rate. It likewise uses a GPU overclock, which can even more be readjusted below too, however I’ve tested with the default overclock. The fans can be personalized a bit in the individual mode. I additionally

need to note that undervolting was impaired in my unit, the choice was greyed out in the most recent version of XTU as well as Throttlestop didn’t work, likely as a mitigation to the plundervolt susceptability. You can likewise quickly established the follower speed to optimum by pressing the feature and also F8 keys. Thermals were examined with a 21 degree Celsius ambient room temperature level. Idle outcomes down the base got on the warmer side yet no real problem with that. Worst case cardiovascular test were performed with the Aida64 CPU stress and anxiety examination with CPU only inspected and the Paradise criteria at max settings at the exact same time, and also gaming was checked with Watch Dogs 2 as I discover it to use an excellent mix of processor and also graphics. I’ll start off by noting that the CPU was thermal strangling at 95 levels Celsius, which we can see occurring in simply under half of these worst situation examinations. The GPU was thermal strangling when it went to 86 degrees, however this only happened with quiet setting allowed, which as you’ll hear soon runs the followers extremely silent, to make sure that’s expected. Balanced as well as severe modes coincide from a temperature viewpoint, after that making it possible for coolerboost mode supplies some improvement and gets rid of thermal

throttling. I likewise examined the stress test with the lid closed, and the temperature levels didn’t increase up excessive higher, so also under hefty lots that ought to be alright. The air conditioning pad only aided enhance temperature levels a little in the stress tests, yet supplied a bigger enhancement while video gaming. These are the ordinary clock rates while running the same examinations. Remember this is an 8 core CPU, so the fact that we can surpass 4GHz and strategy 4.2 GHz is quite excellent when you consider I can’t undervolt. The speeds in silent mode aren’t as reduced as various other laptop computers I have actually evaluated, so gaming with quieter fans may be possible, we’ll inspect a game shortly. Balanced and extreme modes performed generally the same for the CPU, nevertheless the GPU does see a clock speed bump because of the overclock severe setting applies. Performance improves with coolerboost made it possible for as thermal strangling was the limit as well as this eliminated it, and also shutting the cover didn’t have way too much of an adverse impact. These are the ordinary power degrees from the same examinations. In spite of Intel XTU reporting the PL1 as 65 watts in any way setup degrees, I found the power limitation would dynamically change over time based on the temperatures. Outside of quiet mode, the 2080 Super Max-Q had no problems running at its 80 watt limitation, however thinking about the GPU was relatively trendy beyond quiet setting as we saw earlier, maybe a 90 watt alternative for Extreme setting could have been possible. With cooler increase made it possible for as well as the thermal throttling removed, power limit throttling was the following restriction, nevertheless I could not change

this with XTU, as discussed it seemed to be dynamically managing itself no matter what was established. I really did not also bother attempting hand-operated overclocking, as MSI currently established the all core turbo boost speed of the i9-10980HK to 5.3 GHz. Provided best instance in my tests we reached 4.2 GHz on all cores, which is still a good result, there’s no point modifying this. I think this is an excellent relocation for one of the most component, it’s simply one less limitation on the CPU. If thermals and power limit enable it will simply clock greater preferably. Let’s really see just how games perform with these various settings. I’ve evaluated Darkness of the Burial Place Raider with the highest possible setting preset utilizing the video game’s benchmark tool. With silent mode down all-time low the outcomes are still quite suitable, like we saw previously there was still alright CPU efficiency there, so video gaming with the fans quieter is possible, though I will note eventually the WASD keys began getting fairly cozy. Extreme mode sees a 5 FPS improve over well balanced as it uses a GPU overclock, after that the higher follower rate increases things up even more, nevertheless I really did not discover the cooling pad to aid better in this certain game. If you intend to see more video gaming benchmarks from

the GS66, examine the card in the leading right where I have actually tested 21 games at all setting levels. Currently let’s have a look at a CPU just work with the GPU still. Below are the clock speeds while running the Aida64 CPU cardiovascular test with all the default choices examined. Greater rates are possible as higher power limitations are being struck as we step up to higher efficiency settings. More power equates to more warm, however with the GS66 the fans obtain louder as we boost via these modes, so we actually see a little decrease as we improve performance. This is why work in silent mode execute better than lots of other laptop computers,, so as lengthy as you’re great with higher temperature levels you can certainly keep up lower fan speeds. Here are some Cinebench outcomes to give you an idea of CPU only performance when the GPU is still. Silent mode wasn’t as well far behind the others, as well as well balanced and extreme were generally the exact same, matching what we’ve seen formerly. Making it possible for coolerboost just boosted the multicore score by 2.6% Right here’s how the GS66 compares to various other 8 core laptops I have actually checked in the past. It’s close to the 9th gen 9880H for multicore in a similar sized chassis, although the higher solitary core rate of the 10th gen i9 offers it a better solitary core score. The Ryzen 9 4900HS is

exceeding the 10980HK in the GS66 regardless of being in a thinner as well as smaller sized 14″ maker, or else the reason the 10th gen i9 is behind so numerous of the various other i9s comes down to power and also thermal limitations of the specific maker it’s placed in. When it comes to the outside temperature levels where you’ll actually be placing your hands, at idle it was in the mid 30s, so a little warmer than numerous other laptops I’ve tested but no issue. With the tension tests running in quiet mode the facility was actually warm to the touch. In balanced mode it’s doing better as well as additionally cooler in the facility currently because of greater follower rate. Extreme setting appeared the like well balanced, that makes feeling provided it executed equivalently. With cooler boost mode the wrist relaxes actually really felt cool currently, they were warm before but not hot, and the center was currently only cozy, however as we’ll listen to currently the fan is fairly loud to attain this. The fans were only simply distinct in quiet mode, yet they would certainly spin up ever so slightly every so often. With the anxiety tests in the very same silent mode it’s still on the quieter side. Both balanced and extreme settings were about the exact same, which clarifies why the

efficiency in these modes was basically the very same, and after that coolerboost has to do with 10 decibels louder as well as is quite loud. Max fan speed is loud, I see this as an advantage. Instead than being locked to a lower fan speed as well as being required to run hotter, the user a minimum of has the selection, and also there is some standard fan control available so it must be possible to discover a mix of sound as well as thermals that benefits you. Thinking about that the GS66 is just under 2cm thick as well as is coupled with the leading end i9-10980HK as well as RTX 2080 Super max-Q graphics in the arrangement we’re looking at below, I’m pretty impressed with the results, especially when you keep in mind that undervolting is locked. It’s an embarassment concerning the absence of undervolting, but up until now that’s held true for 5 10th gen laptop computers thus far. Not only were we striking great clock rates, the outside of the equipment in extreme setting was relatively amazing, and also a lot more so with coolerboost enabled, however as we heard it does obtain rather loud at optimum. This is necessary to keep in mind, the majority of laptop computers that have all steel bodies perform the

warmth a lot easier than plastic and also typically really feel warmer, yet that was less visible right here, specifically with greater follower speeds. Outside of quiet setting, the GPU was running cooler than I anticipated, I guess due to the fact that it’s covered to 80 watts. I’m presuming MSI didn’t go with 90 watts also if the GPU would be great, as it would certainly contribute even more warmth into the common heatpipes, and as we saw CPU thermals were the crucial restriction in most examinations. In spite of thermal throttling being struck, just allowing coolerboost setting was enough to remove it with no more adjustments, even in these worst case cardiovascular test, though an air conditioning pad was able to assist even more. For gaming, the job the GS66 is marketed for, honestly lots of people probably won’t also discover a difference between the i9 below or the i7 version which will be less expensive, as well as presumably be simpler to cool down. These distinctions in performance shown aren’t hard as well as rapid rules, there are different elements which will certainly vary outcomes, largely the temperature level of the room you’re running in, application of thermal paste, and also the certain equipment which boils down to the silicon lottery. It might be feasible to additional enhance temperature levels by switching the thermal paste, nonetheless as this is a review system that I need to return I’m not able to transform the paste, otherwise the following reviewer will unwittingly report different outcomes due to what I’ve done. Allow me understand what you thought of the thermals from the MSI GS66 video gaming laptop down in the comments, and also if you’re brand-new to the channel you’ll most definitely wish to obtain subscribed for the upcoming complete testimonial to see whatever this device has to use.

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