MSI GE62VR 6RF Apache Pro Review: A Pascal-Powered Gaming Laptop

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MSI GE62VR 6RF Apache Pro PCMark 8 and 3DMark Performance

Futuremark’s PCMark 8 runs a system through typical home and work activities and provides individual scores for certain task categories, rather than specific hardware. The Home test is just as it sounds: a collection of everyday tasks, including web browsing and video chatting. The Work test is more demanding and has business-oriented tests, while the laptop’s SSD gets a workout in the Storage test.

PCMark 8 Benchmarks
Productivity And System-Level Benchmarking

 We selected three tests from the PCMark 8 benchmark suite: Home, Storage and Work. Futuremark recently improved all three tests with PCMark 8 version 2. We selected the Open CL "Accelerated" options for both Home and Work.

MSI GE62VR 6RF Apache Pro PCMark 8

Once again, the Apache Pro asserted itself towards the front of the pack with another second place finish (when sorting by Work Accelerated scores). It's a solid showing all around, proving that the Apache Pro works just as hard as it plays.

3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
Synthetic DirectX Gaming And Graphics Testing

Futuremark designed 3DMark Fire Strike for desktop PCs, but today’s heavy-duty gaming laptops have the chops to take on the high-resolution texture, tessellation and other components of the test. We put the Apache Pro up against a range of serious gaming laptops.

MSI GE62VR 6RF Apache Pro 3DMark

And so it begins. Once we switch our focus to graphics performance, and in particular gaming graphics, Pascal springs to life and shows exactly why the architecture is so heavily hyped. In 3DMark's Fire Strike Extreme test, the Apache Pro raced out to the front with a score of 5,257, which is around 1,500 points or more ahead of last generation laptops running what used to be NVIDIA's second-fastest mobile GPU, the GTX 970M. This is a big win for Pascal and for the GeForce GTX 1060.

Now let’s take a look at how the Apache Pro fared in some actual games…

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