MSI GS Series GS60 Ghost-242

MSI GS Series GS60 Ghost-242 9S7-16H822-242

Description

Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz, 15.6", 1920 x 1080, 16 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Multi-language, 4.2 lbs.
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Gaming Performance

Price from $1874.00 (see 1 offer below)

Benchmarks / ratings

CPU Benchmark:90
GPU Benchmark:83
User ratings:85
Popularity score:87

Verdict

  • Very fast processor suitable for the most demanding tasks.
  • High-End graphics card, suitable for the latest 3D games at medium/high settings.
  • Reasonable value for the money (better alternatives exist, see below)
Shopineer score:69/ 100

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Compare specs with similar laptops

current
MSI GS Series GS60 Ghost-242 9S7-16H822-242
Faster CPU
GIGABYTE P35Xv4-BW2T
Faster GPU
GIGABYTE P35Wv5-SL2 P35Wv5-SL2_MSCON
Lighter
Better Value
MSI GS Series GS60 Ghost Pro-002 9S7-16H712-002 N82E16834601218
Product nameMSI GS Series GS60 Ghost-242GIGABYTE P35Xv4-BW2TGIGABYTE P35Wv5-SL2Lenovo ThinkPad P50 Touch Mobile Workstation Laptop - Windows 10 ProMSI GS Series GS60 Ghost Pro-002
CPU Benchmark90better91909090
GPU Benchmark83better89better87worse78better87
Value for Money41better57better47better45
Popularity87worse80worse52worse68worse69
Rating85worse63worseworseworse61
Shopineer score69better70worse61better79worse62
Price$1874.00better$1599.00better$1758.98worse$1949.38better$1758.98
Theoretical Price
(based on other laptops with similar specs)
$1509.00$1545.00$1531.00$1492.00
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-Bit Multi-languageWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 ProWindows 10 Home 64-Bit
BrandMSIGIGABYTEGIGABYTELenovoMSI
Screen15.6"15.6"15.6"15.6"15.6"
Display TypeFull HDFull HDFull HDFull HD
Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080
LCD FeaturesIn-plane Switching (IPS) TechnologyAnti-GlareWide Viewing Angle LCDIn-plane Switching (IPS) TechnologyIPSeDP Wide View Angle
TouchscreenNoNoNo
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-5700HQ 2.7 GHzIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzIntel Core i7-6700HQIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz
Cores44444
Base Frequency2.6 GHzbetter2.7 GHz2.6 GHz2.6 GHz
Boost Frequency3.5 GHz3.5 GHz3.5 GHz3.5 GHz
Memory16 GB16 GB16 GB16 GB
Max Memory Supported32 GB32 GB32 GB
Memory SpeedDDR4 2133DDR4 2133DDR4 2133
HDD1 TB1 TB1 TB1 TB
HDD RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM
SSD128 GB128 GB128 GB128 GB
Optical DriveDVD Super MultiDVD Super Multi
WebcamFHD type (30 fps @ 1080p)HD CameraHD CameraFHD type (30fps@1080p)
Battery6 cell, 47 WhrLi-Polymer, 11.1V, 75.81WhLi-Polymer, 11.1V, 75.81Wh6-cell lithium ion
Battery Life
Graphics TypeDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated Card
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 965MbetterNVIDIA Geforce GTX 980MbetterNVIDIA Geforce GTX 970Mworse15.6" Full HD IPS (1920x1080) Anti-Glare Touchscreen with ThinkPbetterNVIDIA Geforce GTX 970M
Video Memory2 GBbetter8 GBbetter6 GBbetter3 GB
CommunicationGigabit LAN and WLANGigabit LAN and WLANGigabit LAN and WLAN
WLANKiller N1525 Combo (2 x 2 ac)802.11ac Wireless LAN802.11ac Wireless LANKiller N1525 Combo (2 x 2 ac)
ColorAluminum BlackAluminum BlackAluminum BlackAluminum Black
Weight4.2 lbs.worse5.07 lbs.worse5.29 lbs.better1.72 lbs.4.2 lbs.

Estimated Gaming Performance (FPS)

Here is the estimated gaming performance based on similar computers with the same graphics card. It is indicated as FPS (frames per second). Above 40 FPS is considered to be fluent gameplay (marked in green).
Game Low Medium High Ultra
Alan Wake1419749
Anno 1404451115
Anno 207019215512264
Anno 22051291014616
ArmA 243
Ashes of the Singularity403027
Assassin's Creed Syndicate6661363
Assassin's Creed Unity27211514
Assassin┬┤s Creed III565439
Battlefield 11301045143
Battlefield 313313411244
Battlefield 415613510443
Battlefield Hardline1301196239
BioShock Infinite19114913354
Borderlands 212811210486
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare603392176
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare82785746
Call of Juarez Benchmark177
Civilization 59579
Civilization VI61504337
CoD Modern Warfare 2298208167138
Company of Heroes 262554521
Counter-Strike Source288
Crysis - CPU Benchmark19514715065
Crysis - GPU Benchmark19412614162
Crysis 210210110173
Crysis 3125886626
Crysis Warhead62
Darksiders II218136
Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising137968682
Dead Space 3360279225145
Deus Ex Human Revolution25713775
Deus Ex Mankind Divided67492613
Diablo III213282245154
Dirt 321115314686
Dirt Rally2271128644
Dirt Showdown87989166
Dishonored 259493433
Dishonored130130130121
Doom 3370
Doom81694037
Dota 2 Reborn99938477
Dota 212011398
Evolve115844641
F.E.A.R. 22916928195176
F1 2011150988873
F1 20121201069581
F1 2013155131123105
F1 201411811710993
FIFA 16234184127
FIFA 17224199144138
Fallout 4121784235
Far Cry 2324235143
Far Cry 31061007631
Far Cry 495884637
Far Cry Primal93464128
Farming Simulator 1718516110582
Fifa 11552441403257
Fifa 12493335278246
Fifa 13456352342317
Fifa 14394305294315
Fifa 15249212150
GRID 217111711065
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto39260464
GTA V1341115323
Guild Wars 2694440
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark265
Hitman 201666642726
Just Cause 267
Just Cause 394874843
Left 4 Dead774144
Mad Max1397064
Mafia 216715415298
Mafia 3543418
Mass Effect 3606060
Max Payne 375736657
Metal Gear Solid V60606048
Metro 203313413410541
Mirror's Edge Catalyst126844136
Need for Speed 201684764534
Need for Speed Shift353188133100
No Man's Sky76663918
Overwatch2311798551
Quake 462
Rainbow Six Siege1901317246
Resident Evil 5184140140
Rise of the Tomb Raider103643730
Risen169198150106
Saints Row IV95846441
SimCity1249210349
Sims 335001244170
Sims 41821198371
Sleeping Dogs12615110733
Star Wars Battlefront1701175647
StarCraft 2325118117106
Supreme Commander - FA Bench14013714183
The Crew60605934
The Division117753527
The Elder Scrolls Online84786951
The Evil Within1208551
The Secret World75666437
The Witcher 3105633319
Thief90766635
Titanfall 21421155247
Titanfall60606059
Tomb Raider35821713259
Torchlight 2958179
Trackmania Nations Forever468152121
Watch Dogs 272683517
Watch Dogs84743719
World in Conflict - Benchmark73034713997
World of Tanks v8100706053
World of Warcraft50737912683
World of Warships1191028177
X-Plane 10.2598512720
XCOM 281432612