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MSI FX600 Laptop Review (with nVidia Optimus Technology)

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We tested at 720p in DX10 mode with settings on full.

Performance from the dedicated nVidia solution showed very capable results. We also forced the game to run with onboard Intel HD graphics, in DX9 mode at 720p.

A video below of the built in benchmark in action from the IntelHD graphics … its actually usable if you dont mind disabling anti aliasing and running DX9 mode.

The Intel onboard solution can be used when battery life is low or you aren’t running such an intensive game. I was surprised of the reasonable levels of power considering its the ‘back up’ option in this machine.

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