MSI GX60 Gaming Notebook

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

Civilization 5

Civilization 5:

Results of late game benchmark with low settings at 1920x1080 resolution, DX10/11 version. DX10 makes the GPU workload lighter for the 4650M, while it looks indistinguishable from the DX11 version except for texture loading when scrolling around the map.

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:

Even though the benchmark results favor the Studio 1747 the experience is much better on the GX60 in actual gameplay. The biggest differences are in texture loading as your move around the map. Turn time is similar on both CPUs, but you won't play for extended sessions (2hrs plus) on the Studio as it will overheat and corrupt the visuals.

Studio 1747 Temps - Civ5