• CPU: Intel Core i5-8300H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • Storage: 1000GB SSD + 2000GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)


  • Very good cooling system
  • Broad color range – 100% sRGB, 96% DCI-P3 in CIE1976 (N156HGA-EAL)
  • Great keyboard
  • More affordable than the MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD


  • Inaccurate colors (N156HGA-EAL, fixed by our profiles)
  • Poor battery life
  • All-plastic build

MSI GL63 8R - Specs

CPU Performance #25
  • Intel Core i7-6820HK (@ 4 GHz) 1%
  • Intel Core i5-8300H
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK (@ 3.8GHz) 0.9%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK 2.4%
GPU Performance #39
  • NVIDIA Quadro T2000 (4GB GDDR5) 0.9%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) 4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 0.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q (4GB GDDR5) 1.2%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL (Vega 870, 4GB HBM2) 1.5%
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
panel 1
Color accuracy
1TB SSD + 2TB HDD, 5400 rpm
8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
Windows 10 Pro
41Wh, 6-cell
383 x 260 x 29.5 mm (15.08" x 10.24" x 1.16")
2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI [email protected]
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm cobo jack, SPDIF + 1x Mic-in
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Speakers 2x 3W
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080

Name N156HGA-EAL (MSI GL63 8RC)
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness cd/m2
sRGB 100%
Panel Type
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
dE Color Checker
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MSI GL63 8R in-depth review

Today we have another MSI notebook for you - the GL63 8RC. It's a very similar notebook to the MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD that we recently reviewed but it's more affordable. The design is almost the same and the hardware is very similar. However, there are a few differences that make the Gl63 8RC a unique device. The most distinguishing fact is that the GL63 8RC can only be configured with a GTX 1050 GPU rather than the more powerful GTX 1050 Ti. There are also some differences between the desi[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-8300H

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
108 fps
64 fps
32 fps
21 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
49 fps
45 fps
41 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
144+ fps
81 fps
42 fps
25 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
48 fps
44 fps
38 fps
24 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
144+ fps
144+ fps
142 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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