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MSI GT680 Gaming Laptop Review (SSD/Bluray/i7/Nvidia)

The tests were performed in a controlled air conditioned room with temperatures maintained at a constant 23c – a comfortable environment for the majority of people reading this.

Idle temperatures were measured after sitting at the desktop for 30 minutes. Load measurements were acquired by running Furmark and Cinebench together.

Under extended load the CPU temperatures peak at 82c, with the fan generating a lot of air to keep it under control.

We also attached 5 diodes to the rear of the machine to measure the load temperatures of various parts of the chassis. These were measured after 1 hour of intensive work.

Warm air is forced out the side of the machine, although the zones marked with 1/2 can get noticeably warmer than the middle and lower parts of the chassis as the CPU and GPU cooling heatpipes are in this area.

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