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MSI GE73 8RF Raider RGB (i7-8750H, GTX 1070, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Florian Glaser, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Pascal Kilian), 06/16/2018

Light organ. MSI equips the GE73 8RF with a hexa-core Coffee Lake-series processor, which provides a significant increase in performance over its predecessor. The notebook smoothly runs all current computer games on its responsive 120-Hz TN panel (Full-HD).

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MSI GE73 8RF

We are already familiar with the MSI GE73 8RF. It is an identically constructed successor to the GE73VR 7RF. The biggest improvement is the hexa-core Coffee Lake processor, which provides a significant performance boost. Nothing changes in the GPU compartment: Both the GE73 8RF and GE73VR 7RF each house a GeForce GTX 1070 graphics processing unit. Competitors include the Acer Predator Helios 500, the Schenker XMG Pro 17 and the HP Omen X 17.

Since the GE73 8RF and the GE73VR 7RF are identically constructed, we will not go into details about the case, equipment, input devices, display, and speakers. This information can be found in the review of the GE73VR 7RF.

MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB (GE73 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1480 MHz, Memory: 8000 MHz, GDDR5, 256-bit connection, ForceWare 397.93, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2400, Dual-Channel, 2 of 2 slots used, max. 32 GB
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, Chi Mei N173HHE-G32 (CMN1747), TN WLED, Full-HD; 120 Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY, 256 GB 
, SATA-III-SSD + HGST HTS721010A9E630, 1 TB HDD, 7200 rpm
Soundcard
Realtek ALC1220 @ Intel Cannon Lake PCH
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Mikrofoneingang, Kopfhörerausgang, Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC, TPM 2.0
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 30 x 419 x 287 ( = 1.18 x 16.5 x 11.3 in)
Battery
51 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers (3 watts), 2 subwoofers (3 watts), Keyboard: Chiclet (SteelSeries RGB), Keyboard Light: yes, 230-watt power supply, Norton Security (Testversion), XSplit Gamecaster (Trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.948 kg ( = 103.99 oz / 6.5 pounds), Power Supply: 780 g ( = 27.51 oz / 1.72 pounds)
Price
2019 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Size comparison

Equipment – Slow Memory Card Reader

MSI makes several changes to the equipment compared to the GE73VR 7RF. The GE73 8RF, for example, uses slightly more powerful speakers (3 watts instead of 2 watts). Additionally, the USB 3.1 Gen 1 (type A) gets upgraded to a USB 3.1 Gen 2 (type C) The total number of USB ports remains unchanged. There is also a deterioration: the memory card reader of the GE73 8RF operates at significantly lower speeds than it was the case in the GE73VR 7FR.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Schenker XMG Pro 17
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
180 MB/s ∼100% +592%
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
176 MB/s ∼98% +577%
Average of class Gaming
  (11.7 - 202, n=205)
90.1 MB/s ∼50% +247%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
73.04 MB/s ∼41% +181%
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26 MB/s ∼14%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Schenker XMG Pro 17
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
210 MB/s ∼100% +556%
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
200 MB/s ∼95% +525%
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=203)
109 MB/s ∼52% +241%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87.35 MB/s ∼42% +173%
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
32 MB/s ∼15%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
693 MBit/s ∼100%
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
687 MBit/s ∼99% -1%
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
682 MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi
671 MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 702, n=180)
594 MBit/s ∼86% -14%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
593 MBit/s ∼86% -14%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi
691 MBit/s ∼100% +4%
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
662 MBit/s ∼96%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
604 MBit/s ∼87% -9%
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
554 MBit/s ∼80% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 697, n=180)
534 MBit/s ∼77% -19%
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
525 MBit/s ∼76% -21%

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The Keyboard – And How to Fix It

After setting up the system, we updated the operating system to Windows 10 Home Version 1803 via USB drive. After that, the keyboard of the GE73 stopped working. To be precise, inputs could not be registered anymore; the backlight and the function keys however remained operable. Presumably, the pre-installed version of the keyboard driver (SteelSeries software) was not compatible with said Windows version. Installing a newer software version (SteelSeries 3.12.3) restored the keyboard’s full functionality again. The software can be found in the download section of the MSI website.

Display – Responsive Full-HD Panel

Subpixels
Subpixels

The GE73 8RF features a matt TN screen with good contrast and fast response times. It is the same Full-HD display used in the previous iteration. Nevertheless, the measurements differ slightly, but this is expected, as two identically constructed displays never match one hundred percent.

276
cd/m²
291
cd/m²
282
cd/m²
267
cd/m²
273
cd/m²
270
cd/m²
268
cd/m²
262
cd/m²
266
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 291 cd/m² Average: 272.8 cd/m² Minimum: 15 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 273 cd/m²
Contrast: 1050:1 (Black: 0.26 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.52 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2, calibrated: 2.09
ΔE Greyscale 3.11 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
100% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 76% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.43
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
TN WLED, 1920x1080, 17.3
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Schenker XMG Pro 17
IPS, 3840x2160, 17.3
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
TN WLED, 1920x1080, 17.3
Response Times
42%
-70%
-95%
1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
28 (16.4, 11.6)
14 (7, 7)
50%
44 (21.2, 22.8)
-57%
44 (22, 22)
-57%
28.8 (16.8, 12)
-3%
Response Time Black / White *
13.6 (11.8, 1.8)
9 (5, 4)
34%
24.8 (11.6, 13.2)
-82%
31.6 (16, 15.6)
-132%
13.4 (11.4, 2)
1%
PWM Frequency
25000 (14)
26000 (15)
4%
Screen
-34%
-9%
-2%
8%
Brightness middle
273
335
23%
303
11%
343
26%
296
8%
Brightness
273
300
10%
287
5%
332
22%
279
2%
Brightness Distribution
90
82
-9%
83
-8%
83
-8%
90
0%
Black Level *
0.26
0.7
-169%
0.25
4%
0.35
-35%
0.21
19%
Contrast
1050
479
-54%
1212
15%
980
-7%
1410
34%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.52
4.99
-42%
4.38
-24%
3.35
5%
3.09
12%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.34
9.32
-47%
7.42
-17%
5.62
11%
5.97
6%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.09
1.93
8%
2.5
-20%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.11
5.2
-67%
5.96
-92%
2.4
23%
3.06
2%
Gamma
2.43 91%
2.49 88%
2.31 95%
2.35 94%
2.19 100%
CCT
6999 93%
7719 84%
6247 104%
6495 100%
7315 89%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
76
59
-22%
87
14%
57
-25%
75
-1%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
91
-9%
100
0%
88
-12%
100
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
4% / -23%
-40% / -19%
-49% / -16%
5% / 6%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 25000 Hz ≤ 14 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 25000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 14 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 25000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8933 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
MSI GE73 vs. sRGB (100%)
MSI GE73 vs. sRGB (100%)
MSI GE73 vs. AdobeRGB (76%)
MSI GE73 vs. AdobeRGB (76%)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
13.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.8 ms rise
↘ 1.8 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 11 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.4 ms rise
↘ 11.6 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Performance – A Computing Power House

With the GE73 8RF, MSI offers a 17.3-inch gaming notebook. It runs all current titles smoothly and cuts a good figure in all other areas of applications. Our test device is available for around 2,000 to 2,100 Euros ($2,049 to $2,190). Other configurations are available according to the manufacturer.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon

Test Conditions

The pre-installed Dragon Center features customizable fan speeds and energy profiles. All our tests were conducted with automatic fan controls activated. We further activated the shift mode “Power options”, i.e. the energy profiles of Windows 10 are employed. Of note: Occasionally, but not always, the Dragon Center switches into the shift mode “Turbo” after a restart of the computer. Users who do not wish to have this energy profile need to keep an eye on the Dragon Center.

Dragon Center
Dragon Center

Processor

The GE73 is powered by a Core i7-8750H (Coffee Lake) hexa-core processor. It is a mobile chip with a TDP of 45 watts, but it can be briefly increased to 90 watts. The processor operates at a base clock speed of 2.2 GHz. The clock speed can be increased to 3.9 GHz (six cores), 4 GHz (four cores) or 4.1 GHz (one or two cores) via turbo.

The Cinebench benchmark single-thread tests are processed in mains and battery operation at 3.9 to 4.1 GHz.

Single-core rendering
Single-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
GPU load
GPU load
Intel XTU
Intel XTU

We check whether the turbo speeds can be kept long-term using a 30-minute continuous loop of the Cinebench R15 multi-thread test. The values decrease from the first to the second run and then remain largely on this level. The turbo is utilized, but not at its full power. 

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit

The results in our CPU benchmark tests give no reason to complain. The MSI gaming laptop delivers the expected performance. It performs better than many competitors, such as the Acer Predator Helios 500, which is equipped with the same CPU.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
7856
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
35307
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6464
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
75.79 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
12.49 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.98 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
111.42 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1163 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
174 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Core i7-8750H
174 Points ∼100%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
Intel Core i7-8750H
173 Points ∼99% -1%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
162 Points ∼93% -7%
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
160 Points ∼92% -8%
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
159 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (79 - 209, n=420)
152 Points ∼87% -13%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Core i7-8750H
1163 Points ∼100%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
Intel Core i7-8750H
1007 Points ∼87% -13%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
770 Points ∼66% -34%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 1865, n=421)
749 Points ∼64% -36%
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
733 Points ∼63% -37%
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
732 Points ∼63% -37%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Core i7-8750H
1.98 Points ∼100%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
1.84 Points ∼93% -7%
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.82 Points ∼92% -8%
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.79 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.71 - 2.38, n=408)
1.68 Points ∼85% -15%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Core i7-8750H
12.49 Points ∼100%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
8.47 Points ∼68% -32%
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.12 Points ∼65% -35%
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.1 Points ∼65% -35%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.13 - 21.2, n=509)
7.28 Points ∼58% -42%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Core i7-8750H
6464 Points ∼100%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
6062 Points ∼94% -6%
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5645 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (8.85 - 8872, n=400)
4725 Points ∼73% -27%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Core i7-8750H
35307 Points ∼100%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
23052 Points ∼65% -35%
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
21630 Points ∼61% -39%
Average of class Gaming
  (19.7 - 48808, n=400)
17423 Points ∼49% -51%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Core i7-8750H
22470 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (9307 - 24317, n=55)
14284 Points ∼64% -36%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Core i7-8750H
4066 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (2926 - 4698, n=55)
3562 Points ∼88% -12%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Core i7-8750H
20591 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (8085 - 21175, n=24)
13966 Points ∼68% -32%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Core i7-8750H
4962 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (3387 - 4997, n=24)
4375 Points ∼88% -12%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Core i7-8750H
21794 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (4116 - 32070, n=24)
17524 Points ∼80% -20%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Core i7-8750H
5097 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (2131 - 6030, n=24)
4664 Points ∼92% -8%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Gaming
  (753 - 7545, n=129)
1257 ms * ∼100% -13%
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 42)
1116.8 ms * ∼89%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK (40.15063.674.0)
1048.7 ms * ∼83% +6%
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
Intel Core i7-7700HQ (EDGE: 40.15063.0.0)
974.9 ms * ∼78% +13%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
Intel Core i7-8750H
876 ms * ∼70% +22%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
Intel Core i7-8750H
39883 Points ∼100% +13%
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
Intel Core i7-7700HQ (EDGE: 40.15063.0.0)
38434 Points ∼96% +9%
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 42)
35273 Points ∼88%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK (40.15063.674.0)
35189 Points ∼88% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (12288 - 49518, n=124)
32560 Points ∼82% -8%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
Intel Core i7-7700HQ (EDGE: 40.15063.0.0)
266.49 Points ∼100% +5%
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 42)
254.83 Points ∼96%
Average of class Gaming
  (51.6 - 333, n=128)
248 Points ∼93% -3%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK (40.15063.674.0)
239.1 Points ∼90% -6%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
Intel Core i7-8750H
207 Points ∼78% -19%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

A solid-state drive, a powerful processor, and a dual-channel enabled working memory ensure a snappy system. The very good results of the PCMark benchmarks confirm that the MSI computer has more than enough power to handle gaming and video and photo editing applications. The Acer Predator Helios 500 is equipped with the same CPU-GPU combination and performs slightly better. We attribute this to the NVMe SSD on the one hand and to the deactivated integrated graphics core on the other hand. An increase in overall performance of the MSI GE73 would be possible by swapping the SATA-III SSD for an NVMe SSD, which would decrease loading times.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4498 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5342 points
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PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256GD9MNE-6200A
5872 Points ∼100% +10%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5450 Points ∼93% +2%
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
5342 Points ∼91%
MSI GS73VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HMJP
5215 Points ∼89% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6515, n=315)
4928 Points ∼84% -8%
Schenker XMG Pro 17
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
4312 Points ∼73% -19%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256GD9MNE-6200A
5431 Points ∼100% +21%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5221 Points ∼96% +16%
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
4498 Points ∼83%
MSI GS73VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HMJP
4394 Points ∼81% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=333)
4222 Points ∼78% -6%
Schenker XMG Pro 17
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
3635 Points ∼67% -19%
PCMark 10 - Score
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256GD9MNE-6200A
5589 Points ∼100% +2%
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
5465 Points ∼98%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5290 Points ∼95% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 6959, n=120)
4946 Points ∼88% -9%
MSI GS73VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HMJP
4891 Points ∼88% -11%
Schenker XMG Pro 17
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
4571 Points ∼82% -16%

Storage Solution

MSI furnished our model with an M.2-2880 SATA-III SSD from Toshiba with a storage capacity of 256 GB out of which around 191 GB are available to the user. The occupied disk space is divided between the recovery partition and the Windows installation. The storage required for a gaming notebook is provided by a 1 TB 2.5-inch hard drive from HGST.

The GE73 packs two M.2-2880 slots, both of which support the NVMe standard and one of them additionally supports SATA-III. Thus, users have the possibility to install an NVMe drive that is able to reach much higher transfer speeds thanks to its PCI Express 3.0 x4 connection.

Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
Sequential Read: 506.6 MB/s
Sequential Write: 144.6 MB/s
512K Read: 414 MB/s
512K Write: 296.3 MB/s
4K Read: 14.4 MB/s
4K Write: 35.99 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 343.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 187.1 MB/s
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256GD9MNE-6200A
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
108%
294%
237%
26%
Write 4K
58.84
79.18
35%
179.4
205%
148.8
153%
83.28
42%
Read 4K
19.43
39.69
104%
45.55
134%
46.64
140%
20.41
5%
Write Seq
412.9
949.6
130%
1656
301%
1216
195%
427.6
4%
Read Seq
526.8
1087
106%
1788
239%
1461
177%
521
-1%
Write 4K Q32T1
139.8
189.6
36%
481
244%
444
218%
189.1
35%
Read 4K Q32T1
207.9
304
46%
561.4
170%
535
157%
313.5
51%
Write Seq Q32T1
283.8
947.7
234%
1840
548%
1210
326%
489.9
73%
Read Seq Q32T1
544.9
1488
173%
3319
509%
3450
533%
540.3
-1%

Graphics Card

The MSI comes with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics processing unit. This Pascal-based GPU supports DirectX 12 and clocks up to a maximum of 1,873 MHz. However, this clock speed cannot be kept very long. In our test, we record an average of 1,683 MHz. The graphics core is backed by 8,192 MB of GDDR5 memory. The 3D Mark results of this GPU are well within the normal range.

The integrated UHD Graphics 630 of the processor is activated. Nvidia Optimus controls the switching between discrete and integrated GPU depending on the application.

Sky Diver
Sky Diver
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
3DMark 06 Standard
35100 points
3DMark 11 Performance
18568 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
97741 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
33305 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
15656 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
8048 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
5773 points
Help
3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
20307 Points ∼100% +13%
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
17980 Points ∼89%
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
17799 Points ∼88% -1%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
17649 Points ∼87% -2%
Schenker XMG Pro 17
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
17216 Points ∼85% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=448)
10263 Points ∼51% -43%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
27109 Points ∼100% +17%
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
23524 Points ∼87% +1%
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
23261 Points ∼86%
Schenker XMG Pro 17
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
22804 Points ∼84% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=521)
11899 Points ∼44% -49%

Gaming Performance

The hardware of the MSI computer is potent enough to bring all current games smoothly to the screen. Most titles can be enjoyed in Full-HD with high to maximum details. The GTX 1070 still has reserves for higher resolutions. If a 4K screen were connected, many games should still run smoothly at this resolution.

X-Plane 11.11 is playable.
X-Plane 11.11 is playable.

We check whether the frame rates remain largely constant during gaming by loading up The Witcher 3. We let the title run for about 60 minutes with Full-HD resolution and maximum quality settings while not moving the character embodied by the player during the entire session. Frame rates drop from about 61 to 63 fps down to 57 to 60 fps. This change can barely be considered a slump. In battery mode, frame rates of 21 fps render The Witcher 3 virtually impossible to play.

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The Witcher 3 ultra
Processor ...
Processor ...
... and graphics card operate through our The Witcher 3 test with constant speeds.
... and graphics card operate through our The Witcher 3 test with constant speeds.
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
65 fps ∼100% +3%
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
62.9 fps ∼97%
Schenker XMG Pro 17
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
61.4 fps ∼94% -2%
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
58.6 fps ∼90% -7%
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
57 fps ∼88% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=224)
44.5 fps ∼68% -29%
low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 442.2390.4352.8207.3fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 284.7246.3231139.6fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 254.6184.7113.862.9fps
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017) 88777565fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 9379.668fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 118939086fps

Emissions – No Excessive Heat

Noise Emissions

When idling, the fans usually operate at low speeds resulting in an acceptable background noise. However, even with the fans stopping from time to time, the 2.5-inch hard drive produces a constant noise. Under full load, the sound pressure level rises up to 54 dB(A). In everyday gaming, values between 41 and 54 dB(A) can be expected. During a session of The Witcher 3 we measured a value of 50 dB(A). The comparison with MSI’s identically constructed predecessor GE73VR 7RF yields a positive assessment for our current test device: It produces slightly less noise under low to medium load – despite a more powerful CPU.

Noise level on idle
Noise level on idle
Noise level under load
Noise level under load
Noise level speaker
Noise level speaker

Noise Level

Idle
32 / 33 / 34 dB(A)
HDD
33 dB(A)
Load
41 / 54 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30 dB(A)
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Schenker XMG Pro 17
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Average of class Gaming
 
Noise
2%
-4%
5%
-5%
3%
off / environment *
30
30.4
-1%
29
3%
28.3
6%
30
-0%
29.4 (27.7 - 32, n=227)
2%
Idle Minimum *
32
31.2
2%
32
-0%
31.5
2%
33
-3%
31.5 (28 - 41.7, n=650)
2%
Idle Average *
33
35.3
-7%
33
-0%
31.6
4%
34
-3%
32.8 (28 - 46.6, n=650)
1%
Idle Maximum *
34
35.3
-4%
35
-3%
31.6
7%
39
-15%
34.7 (28 - 50.4, n=650)
-2%
Load Average *
41
44.4
-8%
50
-22%
36.8
10%
47
-15%
40.4 (30.3 - 58, n=651)
1%
Witcher 3 ultra *
50
41
18%
52
-4%
48.2
4%
49
2%
Load Maximum *
54
45.2
16%
56
-4%
52.1
4%
54
-0%
47.6 (38.9 - 64, n=651)
12%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

Our stress tests in which Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour yield different results. In mains operation, the CPU operates at clock speeds of 2.9 to 3.0 GHz and the GPU operates at clock speeds of 1,400 to 1,500 MHz. In battery mode, the clock speeds drop to 800 MHz for the processor and to 139 MHz for the graphics core.

When putting the power of the GE73 into perspective, the heat generation is quite within limits. During the stress test, temperatures between 45 and 49 °C (113 to 120 °F) are recorded at several points on the outside of the case. The temperature rise during our The Witcher 3 test (the game runs for one hour on Full-HD resolution and maximum details) is slightly lower.

Stress test
Stress test
Maximum load top (Optris PI 640)
Maximum load top (Optris PI 640)
Maximum load bottom (Optris PI 640)
Maximum load bottom (Optris PI 640)
Max. Load
 47 °C
117 F
47 °C
117 F
47 °C
117 F
 
 46 °C
115 F
46 °C
115 F
41 °C
106 F
 
 31 °C
88 F
31 °C
88 F
31 °C
88 F
 
Maximum: 47 °C = 117 F
Average: 40.8 °C = 105 F
48 °C
118 F
49 °C
120 F
45 °C
113 F
40 °C
104 F
49 °C
120 F
39 °C
102 F
30 °C
86 F
33 °C
91 F
31 °C
88 F
Maximum: 49 °C = 120 F
Average: 40.4 °C = 105 F
Power Supply (max.)  49 °C = 120 F | Room Temperature 24 °C = 75 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40.8 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Gaming.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 47 °C / 117 F, compared to the average of 39.3 °C / 103 F, ranging from 21.6 to 68.8 °C for the class Gaming.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 49 °C / 120 F, compared to the average of 41.7 °C / 107 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
(-) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 40.2 °C / 104 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (32 °C / 89.6 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.7 °C / 83.7 F (-3.3 °C / -5.9 F).
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Schenker XMG Pro 17
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Average of class Gaming
 
Heat
9%
4%
22%
11%
4%
Maximum Upper Side *
47
42.6
9%
55
-17%
35.6
24%
48
-2%
45.6 (28 - 68.8, n=615)
3%
Maximum Bottom *
49
37.2
24%
56
-14%
39
20%
49
-0%
49.1 (25.9 - 78, n=613)
-0%
Idle Upper Side *
32
33.6
-5%
25
22%
24.2
24%
25
22%
30.8 (21.6 - 46.8, n=566)
4%
Idle Bottom *
34
31
9%
26
24%
27.4
19%
26
24%
31.6 (21.1 - 50.3, n=564)
7%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

The GE73 accommodates two speakers and two subwoofers. The speakers have an increased wattage of 3 watts compared to the predecessor’s 2 watts. The subwoofers remain unchanged. Except for the somewhat muffled bass, the sound is largely convincing. To increase the sound experience in notebooks, we suggest the use of external speakers or headphones.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs204542.72541.441.63132.237.84039.245.25030.540.66329.343.98030.154.910028.461.412526.457.71602367.120024.972.625023.475.131520.775.340019.876.350019.273.563018.266.580019.272.5100019.773.312501973.9160017.383.6200017.188250017.384.9315017.578.3400017.477.3500017.378.4630017.273.7800017.3731000017.271.8125001776.21600016.878.7SPL30.492.9N1.491.9median 18.2median 73.9Delta2.72.341.637.441.64135.34141.13141.141.629.541.642.631.142.644.535.944.545.829.345.849.727.849.750.725.150.752.625.852.655.726.755.759.42359.465.223.965.262.72162.761.121.261.163.820.463.861.319.461.361.518.361.56117.96166.317.166.363.917.363.960.31760.357.616.957.660.416.960.460.416.760.466.816.866.863.216.863.258.916.758.954.116.954.152.51752.574.730.474.7351.335median 60.4median 17.9median 60.43.23.13.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGBAcer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (93 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 6.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.5% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (8.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (65 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 6.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.9% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (8.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Management – Meager Endurance

Energy Consumption

The GE73 8RF does not show any peculiarities in terms of energy consumption in any of the tested workloads. At idle, we measure power consumption between 15 and 26 watts with several outlier measurements at higher consumption levels. The Acer Predator Helios 500 with an identical CPU-GPU combination consumes more energy when idling at all times due to its deactivated integrated GPU. During the stress test, the energy consumption increases to 239 watts thereby exceeding the rated output of the 230-watt power supply. Apparently, MSI was aware of this and implemented a sufficient cushion into the power supply since the battery does not drain. During everyday gaming, the notebook is content with less power. When playing The Witcher 3 for example, we measured an energy requirement of around 186 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.7 / 0.9 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 15 / 20 / 26 Watt
Load midlight 97 / 239 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Schenker XMG Pro 17
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Average of class Gaming
 
Power Consumption
-22%
5%
-13%
8%
-11%
Idle Minimum *
15
20.4
-36%
13
13%
21.6
-44%
10
33%
20.1 (3.9 - 113, n=610)
-34%
Idle Average *
20
26.5
-33%
19
5%
26.4
-32%
18
10%
25.7 (6.8 - 119, n=610)
-29%
Idle Maximum *
26
37
-42%
26
-0%
26.6
-2%
26
-0%
30.7 (8.3 - 122, n=610)
-18%
Load Average *
97
129
-33%
95
2%
95.6
1%
97
-0%
104 (14.1 - 319, n=601)
-7%
Load Maximum *
239
216
10%
220
8%
199.6
16%
230
4%
166 (21.9 - 590, n=600)
31%
Witcher 3 ultra *
186
186
-0%
179
4%
221.7
-19%
183
2%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The GE73 8RF achieves a runtime of 3:06 h in our realistic Wi-Fi test in which we activate a script to simulate the hardware utilization when loading web sites. For the test, the energy profile is set to “Balanced”, power-saving functions are activated, and the screen brightness is set around 150 cd/m². The 17.3 incher shuts down after 3:13 h in a continuous video playback loop of the short film Big Buck Bunny (H.264 coding, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels). Here, all wireless functions are deactivated (flight mode), power saving options are deactivated, and the screen brightness is set to 150 cd/m².

All in all, the runtimes of its predecessor are not achieved. However, the battery of our test device reports a wear of just below 10 percent. Thus, the full battery capacity is no longer available and GE73 8RF models with intact batteries are expected to last a little longer.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
5h 03min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 42)
3h 06min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
3h 13min
Load (maximum brightness)
0h 38min
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 51 Wh
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 72 Wh
Schenker XMG Pro 17
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 66 Wh
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 99 Wh
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 51 Wh
Average of class Gaming
 
Battery Runtime
36%
51%
101%
9%
45%
Reader / Idle
303
253
-17%
397
31%
348
15%
264
-13%
332 (39 - 1174, n=598)
10%
H.264
193
222
15%
206
7%
244 (88 - 506, n=124)
26%
WiFi v1.3
186
174
-6%
218
17%
333
79%
240
29%
251 (78 - 622, n=272)
35%
Load
38
88
132%
91
139%
117
208%
43
13%
78.7 (18 - 202, n=564)
107%
Witcher 3 ultra
66
59 (52 - 66, n=2)

Verdict

Pros

+ display with good color gamut and 120 Hz
+ good input devices
+ RGB lighting
+ SSD and HDD

Cons

- slow memory card reader
- short battery life
- no Thunderbolt 3
- no NVMe SSD
The MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB. Supplied by MSI Germany.
The MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB. Supplied by MSI Germany.

The MSI GE73 8RF-008 features a Coffee Lake Core i7-8750H hexa-core processor that has significantly more horsepower than the predecessor’s Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor. The increase in performance is markedly higher on the multi-thread side of things than in single-core scenarios. 

In combination with the GeForce GTX 1070, the processor smoothly runs all current games in Full-HD resolution with high to maximum details on its 120-Hz panel. The screen itself offers a good contrast ratio and fast response times. However, the maximum brightness could be even higher. Despite not being an IPS-screen, it delivers visibly wider viewing angles than what we are used to with TN models.

With the GE73 8RF, MSI offers a well-made gaming notebook. Despite its price tag of just above $2,000, it is not void of weaknesses.

The noise development is at a normal level for a gaming laptop of its class. The outside of the device does not heat up excessively. A SATA-III SSD ensures a snappy system. However, there is still room for improvement: Alternatively, a much faster NVMe SSD could have been used instead. In fact, we expect it to be standard equipment on a $2,000-notebook such as the GE73.

The GE73 8RF has some distinct features compared to its predecessor, the GE73VR 7RF, which do not immediately catch the eye: The GE73 8RF accommodates more powerful speakers (3 watts instead of 2 watts) and a second USB 3.1 Gen 2 port. The memory card reader strikes negatively: it operates significantly slower than the one in the predecessor.

MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB - 06/13/2018 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
84 / 98 → 86%
Keyboard
85%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
63 / 81 → 78%
Weight
57 / 10-66 → 84%
Battery
69%
Display
88%
Games Performance
97%
Application Performance
92%
Temperature
85 / 95 → 89%
Noise
72 / 90 → 80%
Audio
80%
Camera
50 / 85 → 59%
Average
78%
86%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2018-06-16 (Update: 2018-06-17)