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MSI Gaming GT72VR (6RD / 6RE)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of MSI Gaming GT72VR (6RD / 6RE). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the keyboard and usability are generally positive. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the battery and design get critical opinions.

performance, portability, durability, usability, keyboard

design, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI Gaming GT72VR (6RD / 6RE) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Allen Ngo (

MSI GT72VR 6RE-015US Notebook Review


Pascal power. The GT72S has been renewed as the GT72VR in time for Nvidia's all-powerful mobile Pascal series. While some new features have been added, a few have also been removed to make room for the higher-end GT73VR.

very fast graphics performance from Pascal, good sound quality; dedicated subwoofer, updated Dragon system utility software, 120 Hz and 5 ms response time option, relatively cool operating temperatures, upgradeable GPU (MXM 3.0 slot), strong chassis...

3x M.2 slots removed; no more NVMe support, no desktop-class Skylake CPU options, slight-moderate backlight bleeding, manual graphics switch removed, no individually backlit keys, Thunderbolt 3 removed, thick design; bulky, fans always active

The star of the show here in the GTX 1070 Pascal GPU. The mobile Maxwell series only scratched the surface of 4K gaming despite the fact that many manufacturers were pushing 4K onto gaming notebooks that clearly couldn't handle most titles on such high...

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MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator Pro Notebook Review


Faster performance, cooler temperatures. If size and weight aren't concerns, then the GT72VR is your best bet with GTX 1060 graphics. Surface temperatures and fan noise are both low for a gaming notebook.

decent surface and core temperatures when gaming, comfortable and quiet SteelSeries backlit keyboard, easy serviceability; upgradeable GPU, relatively quiet fans when gaming, strong chassis

no graphics switching, Thunderbolt 3, or NVMe, major backlight bleeding on our test unit, relatively short battery life, no dedicated Macro keys, fans always active

The GT72 chassis may be aging, but its hardware and versatility shouldn't be overlooked. Its cooling system can handle GPUs far more power-hungry than the GTX 1060, so the GT72VR 6RD runs cooler and quieter than other gaming systems with the same...

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080


Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
Panel Type:IPS


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:6 / 8
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: Yes
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G: No


Virtual Reality (VR) ready: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:5 / 6
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967 / 88969 / I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HK
Processor package size:42


Cable lock slot type:Kensington