MSI GX60 Gaming Notebook



Company: MSI
Author: James Prior
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: March 10th, 2013

Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3:

We played single player campaign firefight in the square with Low preset at 1920x1080 resolution.

Below are our performance results and analysis using our method detailed here.

Minimum, Apparent Average and Maximum FPS:

Time spent in Smoothness Zone:

Frame render time distribution:

The bands shown here are non-linear, breaking down frame render time distribution into groups. The groups are:

Range (ms) Range (FPS)
0-5 200+
8.33-5 120 - 200
10-8.33 100 - 120
13.33 - 10 75 - 100
16.67 - 13.33 60 - 75
22.22 - 16.67 45 - 60
33.33 - 22.22 30 - 45
41.67 - 33.33 24 - 30
100 - 41.67 10 - 24
1000 - 100 1 - 10

It's easy to be smooth when you can't even get close to a 41ms frame render time (24fps). The 7970M makes BF3 gaming playable; although it's not super smooth it's a lot more enjoyable because the controls respond to what you're doing much better.