• CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
  • Storage: 500GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
  • Weight: 2.49 kg (5.5 lbs)

Pros

  • Good build quality and slender outfit
  • Support of RAID 0 (combining two storage drives virtually into one)
  • Super fast vibrant display
  • RGB keyboard
  • No aggressive PWM-adjustment (our Health-Guard profile completely bypasses PWM)
  • RAM and storage are easy to access and upgrade
  • Loud and crisp speakers
  • Very efficient cooling, capable of handling a hexa-core CPU and an RTX 2080

Cons

  • Unacceptable battery life
  • Poor viewing angles (120Hz model)

MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8R - Specs

CPU Performance #8
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK 5.7%
  • Intel Core i7-9750H 6.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8750H
  • Intel Core i7-8850H 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8700 5.5%
GPU Performance #6
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X) 5.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) 14.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 1.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) 3%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
HDD/SSD
500GB SSD PCIe NVMe + 1TB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x M.2 SSD slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3), 1x M.2 SSD Combo (NVMe PCIe Gen3 / SATA)
RAM
16GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
OS
Windows 10
Battery
51Wh, 6-cell
Dimensions
383 x 260 x 29.5 mm (15.08" x 10.24" x 1.16")
Weight
2.49 kg (5.5 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)
  • HDMI [email protected]
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN Killer Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi Killer 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 1x Mic-in, 1x Headphone-out (HiFi / SPDIF)
Features
  • Web camera 720p HD (30 fps)
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 3W speakers + 2x 3W subwoofers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • 2x RAM slots

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS

Name 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)

 

MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8R in-depth review

MSI's Raider line-up of gaming notebooks is probably the most refined of all the devices the company offers. They employ fast and powerful hardware, input devices which are of very good quality and also choice of very fast panels - a 120 Hz TN Full HD one and a 144Hz IPS with the same resolution, while keeping the temperatures adequate inside a thin form factor. We certainly like where the gaming laptop industry is going and we are looking forward to introducing the MSI GE63 Raider to you. [...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-8750H

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$12598.00+659%
price
1378.00+10.4%
performance
1197.00-4.1%
1187.00-4.9%
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$12598.00+659%
price
14786.00-2.7%
performance
0.00-100%
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)
$12598.00+659%
price
6.80-36.6%
performance
6.37-40.6%
0.00-100%

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
price
22473.00+11%
performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
price
4990.00+2.4%
performance
Results are for the Unigine Superposition benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
price
3890.00-17.5%
performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
price
6234.00+2.3%
performance

Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
112 fps
100 fps
79 fps
56 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
quality
average
83 fps
81 fps
78 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
122 fps
99 fps
68 fps
56 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
quality
average
80 fps
75 fps
67 fps
54 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
quality
average
144+ fps
144 fps
124 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
quality
average
144+ fps
138 fps
128 fps
111 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
134 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
quality
average
111 fps
103 fps
91 fps
82 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
AC: Odyssey
quality
average
63 fps
58 fps
53 fps
45 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
84 fps
76 fps
74 fps
62 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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