MSI GS66 Stealth (10SGx / 10SFx) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 4000GB SSD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
Dimensions
359.9 x 245.1 x 18 mm (14.17" x 9.65" x 0.71")
Weight
2.10 kg (4.6 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Ethernet LAN Killer E3100 Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Dynaudio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All MSI GS66 Stealth (10SGx / 10SFx) 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

THealth-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 comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the MSI GS66 Stealth (10SGx / 10SFx) series.

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

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the MSI GS66 Stealth (10SGx / 10SFx) series.

 

MSI GS66 Stealth (10SGx / 10SFx) in-depth review

Ever since the first Stealth series from MSI was released, the laptop world was baffled and headed towards change. We started seeing a lot of thin and light gaming notebooks, which became better and better as time passed. This is also valid for the GS6X Stealth series. Last year, the design got better, and it looked sleek and stylish, rather than aggressively gamer-ish. Then we fast-forward to today. When the GS66 Stealth series looks like an industrial package, cut from a block of metal. We[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Responsive touchpad, Thunderbolt 3, and Wi-Fi 6 support
  • Takes up to 64GB of DDR4 memory and has two M.2 slots
  • The display is PWM-free above 25% brightness (and the frequency of the flickers is high-enough below that) (Sharp LQ156M1JW03)
  • 240Hz refresh rate and quick pixel response times (Sharp LQ156M1JW03)
  • 95% sRGB coverage and great color accuracy + a lot of customization options with the included software (Sharp LQ156M1JW03)
  • Capable hardware inside of a thin, relatively light, and well-built chassis
  • IR face recognition system on board

Cons

  • Lacks an SD card reader
  • The laptop gets pretty hot on the outside during gaming
  • The keyboard is a bit underwhelming, despite its Per-Key RGB backlight

Inside MSI GS66 Stealth - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Rise of the Tomb Raider
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
125 fps
68 fps
44 fps
144+ fps
131 fps
70 fps
48 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
122 fps
69 fps
47 fps
144+ fps
133 fps
75 fps
49 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
89 fps
82 fps
71 fps
47 fps
90 fps
82 fps
72 fps
47 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
133 fps
126 fps
98 fps
141 fps
132 fps
101 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
137 fps
115 fps
112 fps
101 fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
140 fps
123 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
60 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
139 fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
132 fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
135 fps
133 fps
109 fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
139 fps
120 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
76 fps
70 fps
62 fps
47 fps
90 fps
81 fps
70 fps
49 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
90 fps
78 fps
76 fps
53 fps
109 fps
84 fps
82 fps
56 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
141 fps
119 fps
113 fps
95 fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144 fps
122 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
127 fps
55 fps
27 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
101 fps
86 fps
63 fps
49 fps
123 fps
99 fps
69 fps
53 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
139 fps
127 fps
108 fps
144+ fps
142 fps
120 fps
100 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
108 fps
92 fps
63 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
132 fps
97 fps
82 fps
64 fps
144+ fps
101 fps
86 fps
70 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
82 fps
58 fps
33 fps
X
101 fps
56 fps
34 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
132 fps
112 fps
75 fps
144+ fps
144 fps
95 fps
73 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
104 fps
96 fps
80 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Apex Legends
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
110 fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
138 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
130 fps
119 fps
114 fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
128 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144 fps
126 fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
137 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
137 fps
110 fps
99 fps
95 fps
144+ fps
129 fps
112 fps
98 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
113 fps
94 fps
72 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
127 fps
77 fps
64 fps
43 fps
144+ fps
75 fps
65 fps
41 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
102 fps
69 fps
53 fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
79 fps
59 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

 

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