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 $1439.56 (see 1 offer below)

Benchmarks / ratings

CPU Benchmark:90
GPU Benchmark:84
User ratings:85
Popularity score:95

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:78/ 100

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Product nameMSI GS Series GS60 Ghost-242MSI GE Series GE62 Apache-276MSI GE Series GE62 Apache Pro-001XOTIC PC Xotic ASUS ROG STRIX 15.6" GL502VT-DS71 FHD Gaming Laptop, withMSI GE Series GE62 Apache Pro-001
CPU Benchmark90better92909090
GPU Benchmark84worse81better88better88better88
Value for Money60better78better67better67
Popularity95worse71better97worse41worse45
Rating85worseworse79worseworse79
Shopineer score78better80better80worse66worse69
Price$1439.56better$1058.98better$1387.87better$1348.99better$1387.87
Theoretical Price
(based on other laptops with similar specs)
$1437.00$1246.00$1478.00$1478.00
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-Bit Multi-languageWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
BrandMSIMSIMSIXOTIC PCMSI
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) TechnologyeDP Wide View Angle
TouchscreenNoNoNoNo
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-5700HQ 2.7 GHzIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz6th Generation Intel Mobile Core i7-6700HQ Skylake ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz
Cores4444
Base Frequency2.6 GHzbetter2.7 GHz2.6 GHz2.6 GHz
Boost Frequency3.5 GHz3.5 GHz3.5 GHz3.5 GHz
Memory16 GBworse12 GB16 GB16 GB16 GB
Max Memory Supported32 GBworse16 GB32 GB32 GB
Memory SpeedDDR4 2133worseDDR3L 1600DDR4 2133DDR4 2133
HDD1 TB1 TB1 TB1 TB1 TB
HDD RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM
SSD128 GB128 GB128 GB128 GB
Optical DriveDVD Super MultiDVD Super MultiDVD Super Multi
WebcamFHD type (30 fps @ 1080p)720p HD WebcamFHD type (30fps@1080p)FHD type (30fps@1080p)
Battery6 cell, 47 Whr6-cell lithium ion6-cell lithium ion6-cell lithium ion
Battery Life
Graphics TypeDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated Card
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 965MworseNVIDIA Geforce GTX 960MbetterNVIDIA Geforce GTX 970MbetterNVIDIA GeForceTM GTX 970M (3.0GB) GDDR5 (Maxwell) wbetterNVIDIA Geforce GTX 970M
Video Memory2 GB2 GBbetter3 GBbetter3 GB
CommunicationKiller E2200 Game NetworkingGigabit LAN and WLANGigabit LAN and WLAN
WLANKiller N1525 Combo (2 x 2 ac)Intel 1x1 Wireless-AC 3160 a/cIntel 3165 Stone Peak 1 (1 x 1)Intel 3165 Stone Peak 1 (1 x 1)
ColorAluminum BlackAluminum BlackAluminum BlackAluminum Black
Weight4.2 lbs.worse5.29 lbs.worse5.29 lbs.better1.25 lbs.worse5.29 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 1404464115
Anno 207019215512264
Anno 22051291014616
ArmA 243
Ashes of the Singularity403027
Assassin's Creed Syndicate6661363
Assassin's Creed Unity27211514
AssassinĀ“s Creed III565439
Battlefield 11301045143
Battlefield 313313411244
Battlefield 415613510443
Battlefield Hardline1301196239
BioShock Infinite19114913354
Borderlands 212811110486
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare596376176
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare91855746
Call of Juarez Benchmark168
Civilization 59579
CoD Modern Warfare 2298208169138
Company of Heroes 262554521
Counter-Strike Source288
Crysis - CPU Benchmark19514715166
Crysis - GPU Benchmark19512714262
Crysis 210210110172
Crysis 3125886626
Crysis Warhead62
Darksiders II219136
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 2013154131123105
F1 201411811710993
FIFA 16234184127
FIFA 17231197134138
Fallout 4121784235
Far Cry 2324235143
Far Cry 31061007631
Far Cry 495884637
Far Cry Primal93464128
Farming Simulator 1718516110982
Fifa 11560440409257
Fifa 12493335278246
Fifa 13456351342315
Fifa 14394305294315
Fifa 15249212150
GRID 217111711065
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto39260464
GTA V1341215622
Guild Wars 2694440
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark265
Hitman 201666642726
Just Cause 266
Just Cause 394874843
Left 4 Dead774144
Mad Max1397064
Mafia 216715415298
Mafia 3543418
Mass Effect 3606060
Max Payne 375736657
Metal Gear Solid V60606048
Metro 203313413410540
Mirror's Edge Catalyst126844136
Need for Speed 201684764534
Need for Speed Shift353190133100
No Man's Sky76663918
Overwatch2311798551
Quake 462
Rainbow Six Siege1901317246
Resident Evil 5184140140
Rise of the Tomb Raider103643730
Risen170203150106
Saints Row IV95846441
SimCity1239310349
Sims 335001244170
Sims 41821198371
Sleeping Dogs12615110733
Star Wars Battlefront1701175647
StarCraft 2325120117106
Supreme Commander - FA Bench13813513683
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 Forever469152121
Watch Dogs 264542820
Watch Dogs84743719
World in Conflict - Benchmark75535813997
World of Tanks v8100696053
World of Warcraft50737912683
World of Warships1191028177
X-Plane 10.2598512720
XCOM 281432612