MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8SF (with GeForce RTX 2070) Gaming Laptop Review

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Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8SF Gaming Laptop. This laptop is a real BEAST, and is one of the first gaming laptops on the market that features Nvidia’s latest GeForce RTX 2070 mobile graphics.  In fact, MSI have refreshed their entire range of GE 63 Raider RGB laptops, with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 20 series of mobile graphics.

The laptop uses Intel’s HM 370 chipset and inside, you’ll find an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 – 8750H processor, which is 6-core 12 thread 14nm CPU running at a maximum boost speed of 4.1 GHz (default is 2.2 GHz) with a TDP of 45W.

For cooling, MSI have included a dedicated thermal solutions for both the CPU and GPU with 8 heat pipes, to ensure maximum performance under extreme gaming.

The 8 SF model which we have right here comes an onboard GeForce RTX™ 2070, with 8GB of GDDR6 ram. There’s also 16GB of DDR4-2666 ram included, and the laptop has total of 2 DIMM lots giving you a maximum capacity of 32GB ram. For storage, you’ll find a 240GB M.2 SSD boot drive (c:) and 1TB drive for storage (d:)

The included screen is 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) resolution, 144Hz IPS panel which looks gorgeous and is great for gaming.

To power this beast it comes with a massive 280W adapter that gives an output of 20V at 14 Amps! Otherwise, there’s a built-in 6-Cell Li-Ion Battery for mobility.

 

 

In my opinion, you can consider most gaming laptops as a viable desktop replacement. It’s powerful enough in both the CPU and GPU departments, and usually comes with adequate amounts of ram and enough storage space. If you’re room is lacking space and you’ve got the budget, then a gaming laptop is a good option to consider.

 

For those who don’t know who MSI is, here’s a little blurb taken from their website …

As a world leading gaming brand, MSI is the most trusted name in gaming and eSports. We’ve dedicated countless hours and committed numerous resources to the eSports community to support the world’s most aspiring and best gamers and use their knowledge and expertise in our products in return. MSI integrated all gamers’ aspirational functions in its gaming rigs, eliminating the tedious trial and error by themselves and pushing the performance beyond limits. The determination to surpass past achievements has made MSI a ‘True Gaming’ brand with gaming spirit throughout the industry!

Dedicated to gamer-driven innovation, MSI leverages its remarkable R&D strengths to craft top-notch, well-acclaimed notebook PCs, graphics cards, motherboards, and desktop PCs. Now, MSI GAMING Series receives gamers’ unanimous acclaim and the Pro Series has an excellent reputation for quality and durability. All these distinctive products have made MSI a forerunner in the high-end market. Also adding to the lineup are cloud servers, tailor-made IPCs, intelligent robotic appliances and human-centric vehicle electronics that further demonstrate MSI’s strengths and endeavors in artificial intelligence, commercial and IOT(Internet of Things) markets. 

 

With all these extra features no gaming laptop is ever light-weight … having said that the MSI GE63 Raider weighs in at only 2.6 kilos … that’s not bad at all. So what can we expect from the MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8SF in terms of performance? Well, with such an impressive spec sheet, it should compete extremely well against any fully fledge desktop with a GeForce RTX 2070. 

We’ll be running several benchmarks including UL’s 3DMark suite, Final Fantasy X, Unigine’s Valley and Superposition and more … Let’s get cracking and check out the features and specifications on our next page.

You can buy the MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8SF Gaming Laptop from various retailers including Amazon for around USD $2,200~

 

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