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

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Full Load Temperatures

Full load temperatures for the CPU reached a high of 88 degrees Celsius, while the GeForce RTX 2070 hit a max of 79 degrees Celsius. Although it may seem high, MSI’s dedicated cooling solution with 8 heat pipes handled it pretty well.

 

Verdict and Conclusion

I have to admit, I never thought twice about gaming laptops due to its high price (usually over USD $1,500 and above). It’s something I wouldn’t normally recommend for anyone to buy, unless it’s absolutely necessary. 

Being this is my first ever review on a gaming laptop, I have to say … Wow! I’m pretty blown away by the performance of the MSI GE63 Radier RGB 8SF. This is all thanks to the powerful Cor i7-8750H processor along with the onboard GeForce RTX 2070 with 8GB of GDDR6 ram.  The included 15.6″ screen with FHD (1920×1080) resolution, 144Hz IPS panel looks georgous, and is great for gaming.

During our tests, the MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8SF produced excellent scores in all of our benchmarks. including an impressive score of  and 7015 for Timespy 

The built-in Steelseries RGB gaming keyboard, along with the Dynaudio sound system are a nice added bonus.  You also get a standard HD resolution of 720p @ 30 fps, AC Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5, not to mention the KILLER DOUBLESHOT PRO for streaming, gaming and network connectivity. MSI’s Dragon Center software allow users to monitor the status of the laptop including temperatures, cooling, memory usage, RGB lighting, audio and gaming preferences.

 

 

For connectivity, there’s plenty … you get 1 x mic-in and 1 x headphone out, as well as 1 x Killer gigabit LAN port, 1 x SD Card slot, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Mini Displayport, 2 x USB 3.1 gen 2 (both Type-A and Type-C) and 2 x USB 3.1 gen 1 ports.

You can buy the MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8SF Gaming Laptop from various retailers including Amazon for around USD $2,200~ At this price, it’s something you have to think twice, before making this huge investment.

 

Pros:

  • Fast 6-core/12 thread processor @ 2.2GHZ (max boost 4.1 GHz)
  • Excellent performance
  • Onboard GeForce RTX 2070 with 8GB GDDR6 ram
  • 240GB M.2 SSD boot drive (c:) and 1TB drive for storage (d:)
  • 16GB DDR4-2666 ram
  • 15.6-inch 144 Hz Full HD IPS panel
  • Built-in Steelseries RGB keyboard

Cons:

  • Webcam is only 720p

 

Final Thoughts

If you’re after a top-notch gaming laptop with the latest GeForce RTX 2070 built-in … and of course, if your budget allows … then the MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8SF is THE gaming laptop you’re looking for!

 

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