Acoustic recordings are taken while the system sits at the desktop under minimum load. Then we run 3DMark’s FireStrike 1.1 and take the measurements again once the sound has settled to its maximum. All fans were left to the MSI-supplied defaults. We recorded audio from a 1m distance from the base unit at approximately the same level.
The GE73 is pretty quiet, even under load. The fan does audibly fire up once an intensive game has been running for a few minutes, but only to a certain level, and if you’re wearing headphones, you won’t notice this at all. Even those who are sitting nearby and aren’t wearing headphones shouldn’t be particularly perturbed.