MSI GL65 Leopard 9Sx - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 2000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
No OS, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
Dimensions
357.7 x 248 x 27.5 mm (14.08" x 9.76" x 1.08")
Weight
2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI [email protected]
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN GB Lan
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 1x Mic-in, 1x Headphone-out
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Nahimic 3
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotKensington Lock

All MSI GL65 Leopard 9Sx configurations

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the MSI GL65 Leopard 9Sx series.

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the MSI GL65 Leopard 9Sx series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

MSI GL65 Leopard 9Sx in-depth review

With us today, we have the MSI GL65. It is a solution that is somewhat friendly to your budget and offers a good variety of hardware. It all starts with the Core i5-9300 + GTX 1650, and gradually creeps up to the powerhouse of machine we got - a combo between the Core i7-9750H and the GeForce RTX 2060. Of course, this configuration is not a joke, and it needs a beefy cooling solution. By the looks of the device, we would set high expectations, as there are three heat spreaders around the cha[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Exceptional performance
  • Great I/O connectivity with an SD card reader
  • Optional Per-key RGB backlight
  • Lack of PWM (AUO AUOD0ED)
  • Capable cooling solution and up to 64GB of DDR4 memory
  • Comfortable viewing angles and good contrast ratio

Cons

  • Quite bulky for 2020
  • Slow response times, despite the 120Hz refresh rate
  • Covers only 51% of sRGB (AUO AUO23ED)

Inside MSI GL65 9SE - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Rise of the Tomb Raider
144+
fps
130
fps
67
fps
44
fps
-11%
134
fps
112
fps
71
fps
48
fps
-35%
121
fps
80
fps
39
fps
26
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
144+
fps
144+
fps
73
fps
46
fps
 
-14%
144+
fps
121
fps
72
fps
49
fps
-27%
144+
fps
92
fps
49
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
93
fps
85
fps
74
fps
48
fps
-2%
90
fps
83
fps
73
fps
48
fps
-35%
61
fps
56
fps
49
fps
30
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
-20%
132
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
-33%
144+
fps
138
fps
125
fps
111
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
MED
 
Bench
138
fps
132
fps
105
fps
 
-3%
137
fps
129
fps
98
fps
 
-42%
81
fps
78
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
LOW
MAX
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
144
fps
122
fps
-8%
144+
fps
144+
fps
127
fps
105
fps
-17%
144+
fps
127
fps
123
fps
108
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
LOW
MED
MAX
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
-24%
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
-44%
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
LOW
MED
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
60
fps
 
-21%
144+
fps
144+
fps
57
fps
 
-40%
144+
fps
144+
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
MIN
MED
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
137
fps
 
-13%
144+
fps
144+
fps
79
fps
 
-28%
144+
fps
144+
fps
141
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
MED
MAX
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
-42%
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
 
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
-26%
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
-37%
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
135
fps
 
-14%
144+
fps
144+
fps
140
fps
 
-29%
144+
fps
132
fps
81
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
144+
fps
144+
fps
134
fps
115
fps
-5%
144+
fps
135
fps
132
fps
109
fps
-41%
120
fps
82
fps
70
fps
61
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
LOW
MED
Bench
89
fps
80
fps
71
fps
50
fps
-1%
88
fps
80
fps
69
fps
50
fps
-26%
70
fps
61
fps
51
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
123
fps
88
fps
84
fps
53
fps
-14%
92
fps
78
fps
76
fps
55
fps
-33%
96
fps
56
fps
50
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
MIN
MAX
 
 
Bench
144+
fps
101
fps
 
 
-41%
144+
fps
48
fps
 
 
-66%
144+
fps
62
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
LOW
MED
Bench
144+
fps
141
fps
124
fps
105
fps
-12%
137
fps
120
fps
115
fps
95
fps
-25%
144+
fps
94
fps
79
fps
73
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
-10%
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
-16%
144+
fps
144+
fps
141
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
LOW
 
Bench
115
fps
52
fps
24
fps
 
-8%
94
fps
55
fps
26
fps
 
-35%
77
fps
32
fps
X
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
114
fps
91
fps
64
fps
49
fps
-6%
96
fps
86
fps
65
fps
51
fps
-31%
90
fps
62
fps
40
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
144+
fps
143
fps
125
fps
106
fps
-37%
108
fps
90
fps
77
fps
65
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
LOW
MAX
 
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
-8%
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
-25%
132
fps
120
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
LOW
 
Bench
103
fps
89
fps
78
fps
 
-28%
76
fps
62
fps
56
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
LOW
MED
Bench
138
fps
102
fps
82
fps
65
fps
-8%
113
fps
91
fps
83
fps
68
fps
-32%
103
fps
64
fps
54
fps
41
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
MIN
MED
Bench
84
fps
59
fps
35
fps
X
-1%
96
fps
62
fps
34
fps
-
-38%
64
fps
36
fps
20
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
LOW
 
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
-9%
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
-32%
144+
fps
93
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
LOW
 
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
 
-9%
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
 
-31%
144+
fps
96
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
LOW
 
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
-7%
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
-27%
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
LOW
MED
Bench
144+
fps
135
fps
118
fps
80
fps
-2%
144+
fps
132
fps
110
fps
72
fps
-42%
104
fps
78
fps
65
fps
43
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
LOW
 
Bench
82
fps
71
fps
65
fps
 
-2%
80
fps
70
fps
64
fps
 
-11%
80
fps
62
fps
53
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Apex Legends
MIN
MED
MAX
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
128
fps
 
-3%
144+
fps
144+
fps
116
fps
 
-41%
137
fps
100
fps
71
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
LOW
MED
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
-6%
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
-37%
135
fps
100
fps
98
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
LOW
MED
 
Bench
141
fps
131
fps
125
fps
 
-13%
121
fps
115
fps
109
fps
 
-28%
107
fps
99
fps
80
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
LOW
MED
Bench
144+
fps
119
fps
104
fps
98
fps
-3%
144+
fps
115
fps
105
fps
97
fps
-32%
109
fps
82
fps
69
fps
63
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
114
fps
101
fps
79
fps
 
-4%
109
fps
98
fps
76
fps
 
-38%
72
fps
63
fps
47
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
LOW
MED
Bench
138
fps
76
fps
61
fps
42
fps
-9%
136
fps
66
fps
54
fps
34
fps
-39%
95
fps
41
fps
33
fps
23
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
LOW
MED
Bench
144+
fps
108
fps
68
fps
47
fps
-8%
144+
fps
102
fps
71
fps
54
fps
-38%
116
fps
67
fps
40
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Cyberpunk 2077
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
LOW
 
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
-6%
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
-22%
144+
fps
121
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

 

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