MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-039XES


MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-039XES
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-039XES (GE63 Series)
16384 MB 
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no
256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Card Reader: undefined
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 29 x 383 x 260 ( = 1.14 x 15.08 x 10.24 in)
Operating System
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 89% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: 100%, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-039XES

92% ▷[Análisis] MSI GE63 Raider 8RF-039XES, un portátil para juegos casi perfecto a un increíble precio
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 100% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100%
¡CHOLLO! MSI GE63 Raider 8RF-039XES. Portátil 15,6" gaming muy interesante (1404 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/12/2019
Portátil para juegos: MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-039XES
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice design; good display; decent connectivity; backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2018
85% Msi GE63 Raider RGB Recensione: Notebook Gaming Con Cpu A 6 Core E GTX 1070
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% MSI GE63 Raider RGB Pro [TEST]: Gamer-bærbar med hurtig skærm
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%


Model: The MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-039XES is a gaming laptop that is inspired by exotic sports cars and the RGB master race. The GE63/73 Raider RGB are given a new identity by the new lighting top cover design with Mystic Light and Gaming Mode optimization, which offers the fanciest illumination. Although the housing is identical to the old GE63VR, in this new version the two lines on the lid have a configurable RGB backlight now. A user can change its color, as well as set gradient effects and even generate animations synchronized or not with the laptop keyboard, which also has RGB backlight configurable on each key. Its Intel Core i7-8750H microprocessor at 2.2 GHz allows users to perform all kinds of advanced functions such as photo retouching, video editing and CAD design at the most demanding levels. This microprocessor can increase its speed to a maximum of 4.1 GHz with TurboBoost technology. It has 16 GB of DDR4 RAM at 2,400 MHz, a 256 GB SSD with the M.2 interface and a 1 TB hard drive at 7,200 RPM. With 8GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM, the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 mounted by the 8RE versions allows users an excellent gaming experience with high details in practically all current titles.

As for the display, this LCD panel features Full-HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) and LED backlight. Its very short response time of 3 ms is a great advantage for gamers according to MSI. It also has a matte finish and a good level of brightness, which is ideal for outdoor usage, an excellent level of contrast, and high color fidelity. The MSI True Color technology, partnered with Portrait Displays, Inc. spawned a new height for the display technology. Each panel will undergo thorough examinations and an extensive factory calibration process so that each color is presented with the utmost precision in details, guaranteeing exceptional color fidelity of close to 100 % sRGB. This laptop is also equipped with the latest MSI Cooler Boost 5 which excels as a dual thermal module, adopting dual Whirlwind Blade fans with 7 heat pipes and well-endowed 4 air vents in the revolutionary cooling module. It ends up intensively and efficiently driving exhaust heat out of the system, raising the cooling technology to the highest level of its kind. It is specially designed for generating greater performance and lower temperature. Almost all the ports of this model are concentrated on the left side of the laptop. In addition to the Kensington lock, users will find an RJ45 (Ethernet) connector, an HDMI output, a mini DisplayPort output, a USB 3.0 type A port, a USB 3.1 (Gen2) type C port, and headphone and microphone connectors here, while in the front of the right side users will find two additional USB-A type ports and the SD / MMC card reader. The power connector is the only port located on the back of this side.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop): Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.5 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).

89%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-07- 6 (Update: 2018-07- 6)