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MSI GE65 Series

MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049USProcessor: Intel Core i7 i7-8750H, Intel Core i7 i7-9750H, Intel Core i9 i9-9880H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.27kg, 2.3kg
Price: 1500, 2300, 2600 euro
Average Score: 82.94% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 14 reviews)
: - %, performance: 94%, features: 60%, display: 86%
mobility: 58%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 78%

 

MSI GE65 Raider-9SF, i7-8750H

Specifications

MSI GE65 Raider-9SF, i7-8750HNotebook: MSI GE65 Raider-9SF, i7-8750H
Processor: Intel Core i7 i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.27kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Hands on: MSI GE65 Raider (2019) review
Source: Techradar English
The MSI GE65 isn't the most exciting gaming laptop in the world, but its balance of power, portability and high refresh rates is sure to find an audience out there.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2019

 

MSI GE65 9SF-006

Specifications

MSI GE65 9SF-006Notebook: MSI GE65 9SF-006
Processor: Intel Core i9 i9-9880H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% MSI's GE65 Raider Review: A little thick, but a lot fast
Source: PC World English
Overall, we’d have to say there’s a lot to like in the GE65. The main highlight is the 8-core Core i9-9880H, which offers a significant performance increase over previous chips. Against a 6-core 8th-gen, you’re looking at about a 57-percent increase in performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI's GE65 Raider Review: A little thick, but a lot fast
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Overall, we’d have to say there’s a lot to like in the GE65. The main highlight is the 8-core Core i9-9880H, which offers a significant performance increase over previous chips. Against a 6-core 8th-gen, you’re looking at about a 57-percent increase in performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2019
At a Glance: MSI GE65 Raider Review
Source: Extreme Tech English
According to PCMag, while performing these tests the CPU and GPU maintained average temperatures of 83C and 80C, respectively. At the same time, the GPU reportedly maintained an average core clock of 1,630MHz, which is significantly higher than the RTX 2070’s stock clock speed of 1,440MHz. This indicates it has been factory overclocked by MSI to improve performance. Clearly the thermal solution also performed exceptionally well during these tests, as thermal throttling was not a noticeable issue.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2019
80% MSI GE65 Raider
Source: PC Mag English
Thanks to a Core i9 processor and full-fat GeForce RTX graphics, MSI's GE65 Raider is one of the fastest 15.6-inch gaming notebooks you can buy—and it packs a panel with a wildly high refresh rate. Just be prepared to put up with some loud fans.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Обзор мощного игрового ноутбука MSI GE65 Raider 9SF
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; backlit keys; nice speakers; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2019

 

MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-006

Specifications

MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-006Notebook: MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-006
Processor: Intel Core i7 i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.27kg
Price: 2300 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

Kompakte Gaming-Allrounder mit voller Grafikleistung
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2019
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF: GeForce RTX 2070 e schermo da 240Hz di refresh
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/02/2020
Review laptop MSI GE65
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: High gaming performance; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2019

 

MSI GE65 Raider-052

Specifications

MSI GE65 Raider-052Notebook: MSI GE65 Raider-052
Processor: Intel Core i7 i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 6144 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.27kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 85% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

85% MSI GE65 Raider 9SE review (Core i7, RTX 2060 90W, 240Hz screen)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The MSI GE65 Raider is an excellent mid-tier gaming notebook. It's built nicer, it gets a better display, it performs better and offers a superior thermal module than most other laptops in its class, but it's also more expensive than most and lasts very little on a charge. That's why this is not a value proposition, but one of the better options for those of you who don't mind paying a premium for an improved experience in games and demanding workloads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% MSI GE65 Raider 9SE review (Core i7, RTX 2060 90W, 240Hz screen)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The MSI GE65 Raider is an excellent mid-tier gaming notebook. It's built nicer, it gets a better display, it performs better and offers a superior thermal module than most other laptops in its class, but it's also more expensive than most and lasts very little on a charge. That's why this is not a value proposition, but one of the better options for those of you who don't mind paying a premium for an improved experience in games and demanding workloads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%

Foreign Reviews

Review laptop MSI GE65
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: High gaming performance; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2019
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE review și teste – laptop de gaming performant
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; great built quality; excellent display; high performance; good cooling and silent system; nice speakers. Negative: No Thunderbolt 3; overheats while using; noisy under loads; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2019

 

MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US

Specifications

MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049USNotebook: MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Processor: Intel Core i9 i9-9880H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.27kg
Price: 2600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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84.7% MSI GE65 Raider 9SF Laptop Review: Huge Improvements Over the GE63 | Notebookcheck
The GE65 is 19 percent smaller and 12 percent lighter than the outgoing GE63 while retaining all the same ports and most physical features. It's one of the lighter 15.6-inch gaming laptops you can buy from MSI outside of the GS65.

 

Comment

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).


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

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Compared to the desktop variant, the GPU is clocked lower. The refresh version in April 2020 bears the same name, but is slightly higher clocked.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile: Mid range to high end laptop graphics card based on the Turing architecture with raytracing features and 1,920 shaders. Compared to the similar named desktop card it offers reduced clock rates.

» 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.  

i7-8750H: 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++).

i7-9750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.5 GHz (4 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).

Intel Core i9:

i9-9880H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.9- 4.8 GHz (4.3 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Offers an unlocked multiplier that allows overclocking of the CPU.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


2.27 kg:

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

2.3 kg:


82.94%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-09-25 (Update: 2019-09-25)