Right up side with big heatsink and fan for thermal solution, down side is 2 DDR3 DIMM slot, this 2OE version comes with 2x 8GB modules overall 16GB RAM.
Middle and upper side are 2 mSATA slots support SATA3 interface, and used 2 SSDs become Super RAID storage.
One pipeline to transfer Intel Core i7-4700QM CPU heat, and 2 pipelines to transfer the heat from nVIDIA GTX765M graphics.
Above 2 parts of the pipelines was lass than MSI GT series, GT series used 2 pipelines for the CPU and 3 pipelines for the MXM GPU module.
Right lower side is the 2.5 inch HDD port, MSI apply 750GB 7200rpm HDD, with 2 SDDs Raid 0 becomes great storage combination with fast system and good capacities!
GE60 built in with 2 mSATA3 ports, 64GBx2 SSD Raid 0 become C: Drive for OS installed,
and D: Drive with 750GB 7200rpm HDD for data storage, becomes great OS performance and good capacities.
AS SSD Benchmark - 1031
Seq Read - 987.70 MB/s Write - 810.57 MB/s
4K - 64Thrd Read - 403.75 MB/s Write - 146.58 MB/s
Seq Read - 967.0 MB/s Write - 749.3 MB/s
SSD Benchmark TOTAL => 3681.60
ATTO DISK Benchmark over 256k tests already reach highesst reading speed to 1050MB/s, writing performance also up to 894MB/s.
GE60 2OE used new SSD as TOSHIBA THSNF064GMCS 64GB,
The performance was really good on the mSATA product line, and great IO perfornace on Raid 0 combination.
GE60 with 2 mSATA SSD slots was really attractive for high performance storages demand users.
D: was data drive, use high performance 2.5 inch HDD as 750GB 7200rpm version. Let's take a look on the performance.
ATTO DISK Benchmark over 32k reading tests up to 123.4MB/s, writing is 122.8MB/s
Seq Read - 124.6 MB/s Write - 122.1 MB/s
The highest reading speed is over 120MB/s, it's good on 7200rpm 2.5 inch HDD products,
if you compare with SSD Raid0 system it's not fast, but if you compare with regular laptops with HDD, it's really on the top performance.
GE60 make it to be D: Drive for saving data, 750GB is a good combination for good performance and capacities.
System temperature (room 29 degree C)
System idle mode - 47~49
Full loading on CPU with LinX -86~91 degree.
The CPU of Haswell architecture is hotter than last generation Ivy Bridge,
This time we could see that Core i7-4700QM did over 90 degree C, although it's easy to see on other brand regular notebooks,
but MSI got better thermal design on their gaming series, the previous 2 generations of Core i7 4C8T CPU was around 80 more degrees.
Haswell architecture will be a test for the thermal design of all the notebooks' brands.
Enable Cooler Boost
System idle - 40~43
Use LinX program for CPU full loading -85~90
Use 2 temperature status to present MSI Cooler Boost performance,
The idle mode and full loading mode highest temperature gap up to 6 degree C, CPU full loading temperature gap is 1 degree.
So we knew that Cooler Boost did have some advantage for the thermal, but that will makes the fan on full speed, so it will have a little bit higher noise when using.
But the noise is not so high frequency, so if you are playing games or watch movies, you could enable Cooler Boost to make system cooler.
According to my user experience, many notebooks with Dual Core CPU will over 50 degree C on idle mode and over 90 degree C on full loading,
So we could say that MSI still keep their better thermal design and performance on the GE60 with Core i7 CPU and high performance GPU.
Matrix Display technology, HDMI 1.4 interface supports up to 4Kx2K resolution.
Use HDMI output on EIZO FlexScan EV2736W with 2560x1400 resolution.
And could still use VGA output to ASUS MX279H display with 1920x1080 resolution.