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MSI GS40 6QF Phantom – Battlefront Testing

Rating: 8.0.

When we looked at MSI's GS40 6QF Phantom a few weeks ago we were impressed at just how much gaming power it was able to squeeze into a 1.6kg chassis. It managed to make the grueling Grand Theft Auto V and Tomb Raider both playable at the maximum possible quality settings afforded by its 3GB NVIDIA GTX970M graphics. However, we wanted to try it out with a brand new, highly popular game that's also very topical – Star Wars Battlefront. (review HERE)

As the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens looks set to break all box office records, already making $1.3 billion at the time of writing, the Star Wars Battlefront game is doing well too. By the end of 2015, in just two months, it had racked up 12 million copies sold. Despite mixed reviews, it's already a big hit.


It's the biggest launch of any Star Wars-related game, and is also the fastest selling PlayStation 4 game. So let's see how the PC version performs on the MSI GS40 6QF Phantom, the specification of which can be seen below, but be sure to read our full review for the complete rundown.


System Configuration:

  • 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • 16GB 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 3GB NVIDIA GTX970M Graphics
  • 14.1in Full HD IPS + True Color TFT (1920X1080)
  • 256GB Samsung SM951 NVMe SSD
  • 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 7,200rpm HDD
  • Red backlit keyboard
  • ESS SABRE HiFi Hi-Res Audio DAC
  • Killer Double Shot Pro with Killer Shield Networking
  • 345 x 245 x 21.8-22.8mm (WxDxH)
  • 1.6kg
  • Windows 10 64 bit
  • 2 Years Warranty

Price for this system (at the time of writing): £1,469.16 (inc. VAT)

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