MSI GE62 2QE Apache Review

Written by Antony Leather

February 19, 2015 | 10:08

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Media Benchmarks

Download: here

We've developed our own suite of benchmarks using real-world and open-source applications to simulate how PCs are actually used. The suite comprises an image editing test using Gimp, a video encoding test using Handbrake, and a multi-tasking test using 7-Zip to archive and encrypt a large batch of files while an HD movie plays in mplayer.

A score of 1,000 means that the test system is as fast as our reference PC, which used a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 at stock speed, 2GB of Corsair 1,066MHz DDR2 memory, a 250GB Samsung SpinPoint P120S hard disk and an Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi-AP motherboard. The scoring system is linear, so a system scoring 1,200 points is 20 per cent faster than our reference system. Equally, a system scoring 1,200 is 4 per cent faster than a system scoring 1,150.

GIMP Image Editing

Website: GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)

Far from being some kind of pr0n-filtering tool, Gimp is an open source image editing application - Gimp is an acronym of GNU Image Manipulation Program. Our test simulates how well a PC can manipulate a collection of large digital photos, and to achieve a low time requires a PC with a powerful CPU, plenty of quick memory and efficient hard disk drive access.

Image Editing

Application: Gimp

  • Intel Core i7-4790K (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-4690K (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-4770K (3.5GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-4670K (3.4GHz/4.6GHz)
  • Intel Core i3-4130 (3.4GHz)
  • MSI GE62 2QE Apache (Core i7-4720HQ)
  • AMD FX-8350 (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i3-5010U
    • 2316
    • 2599
    • 2040
    • 2497
    • 2022
    • 2413
    • 1969
    • 2401
    • 1774
    • 0
    • 1656
    • 0
    • 1020
    • 1177
    • 1181
    • 0
0
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1000
1500
2000
2500
Score, higher is better
  • Stock Speed
  • Overclocked

Video encoding with Handbrake

Website: http://handbrake.fr

We use the open-source, GPL-licensed, multi-platform, multi-threaded video encoder Handbrake to encode a HD video using the H.264 codec. This primarily tests multi-threaded CPU and memory subsystem performance.

Video Encoding

Application: Handbrake

  • Intel Core i7-4790K (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-4770K (3.5GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-4690K (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • MSI GE62 2QE Apache (Core i7-4720HQ)
  • Intel Core i5-4670K (3.5GHz/4.6GHz)
  • AMD FX-8350 (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i3-4130 (3.4GHz)
  • Intel Core i3-5010U
    • 4044
    • 4379
    • 3621
    • 4387
    • 3333
    • 4202
    • 3248
    • 0
    • 3187
    • 4078
    • 2701
    • 3164
    • 2272
    • 0
    • 1428
    • 0
0
1000
2000
3000
4000
Score, higher is better
  • Stock Speed
  • Overclocked

Multi-tasking with 7-Zip and mplayer

Websites: www.7-zip.org and www.mplayerhq.hu

Multi-tasking is a phrase with which we're all familiar, as most of us are now used to running multiple applications at the same time. However, to run multiple applications well you need a powerful (ideally multi-core) CPU and plenty of RAM.

Our multi-tasking test performs a massive file backup (with encryption) using 7-Zip, while simultaneously playing back a HD movie file using mplayer, making it a demanding test for any PC.

Multi-tasking

Applications: mplayer and 7-Zip

  • Intel Core i7-4770K (3.5GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-4790K (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-4690K (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i3-4130 (3.4GHz)
  • AMD FX-8350 (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • MSI GE62 2QE Apache (Core i7-4720HQ)
  • Intel Core i3-5010U
    • 1666
    • 1782
    • 1642
    • 1675
    • 1611
    • 1707
    • 1320
    • 0
    • 1260
    • 1401
    • 1013
    • 0
    • 1012
    • 0
0
500
1000
1500
2000
Score, higher is better
  • Stock Speed
  • Overclocked

Overall Score

The overall score is an unweighted mean average of the scores of the three individual tests. A score of 1,000 means that the test system is as fast as our reference PC, which used a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 at stock speed, 2GB of Corsair 1,066MHz DDR2 memory, a 250GB Samsung SpinPoint P120S hard disk and an Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi-AP motherboard. The scoring is linear, so a system scoring 1,200 points is 20 per cent faster than our reference system. Equally, a system scoring 1,200 is 4 per cent faster than a system scoring 1,150.

Overall Score

Applications: Gimp, Handbrake, mplayer, 7-Zip

  • Intel Core i7-4790K (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-5960X (3GHz/4.45GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition (3.3GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Core i7-4770K (3.5GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-4690K (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-4670K (3.4GHz/4.6GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-3930K (3.2GHz/4.7GHz)
  • MSI GE62 2QE Apache (Core i7-4720HQ)
  • Intel Core i3-4130 (3.4GHz)
  • AMD FX-8350 (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i3-5010U
    • 2654
    • 2884
    • 2515
    • 3071
    • 2478
    • 2966
    • 2436
    • 2860
    • 2328
    • 2802
    • 2258
    • 2730
    • 2252
    • 2962
    • 1972
    • 0
    • 1788
    • 0
    • 1660
    • 1914
    • 1207
    • 0
0
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1000
1500
2000
2500
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Score, higher is better
  • Stock Speed
  • Overclocked

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