MSI GP63 8RE-041XES (GP63 Series)
16384 MB 
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no
256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 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 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 29 x 383 x 260 ( = 1.14 x 15.08 x 10.24 in)
Operating System
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Reviews for the MSI GP63 8RE-041XES

MSI GP63 8RE-041XES. Portátil gaming 15,6" con Intel Core i7-8750H y nVidia GTX 1060 (1299 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High mobility; nice gaming performance; large screen; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/29/2018
Portátil para juegos 15,6": MSI GP63 8RE-041XES Leopard
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice display; good hardware; backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2018
MSI GP63 8RE-041XES. Portátil gaming 15,6" con Intel Core i7-8750H y nVidia GTX 1060 (1431 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/17/2018



MSI, the Taiwanese computer manufacturer, is back on the floor with their new MSI GP63 8RE-041XES gaming laptop. Another one of their mid-range gaming series, the new notebook comes with a neat and sleek 'sports car' design, with a black chassis and red lines accent. Let's see what this new laptop has to offer. The MSI GP63 8RE-041XES is powered by the new Intel Core i7-8750H processor that comes with 6 cores, 9 MB of cache memory, and, with Intel's Turbo Boost, can achieve a maximum of 3.9 GHz. It also houses a Nvidia GTX 1060 with 6 GB of DDR5 RAM that will allow gamers to run their games at maximum settings with a minimum of 30 FPS. Consistent with many of MSI's other mid-range gaming laptops, this one also comes with a massive 16 GB of RAM, which is definitely enough for demanding processes such as 3D rendering and video editing. It is also possible to upgrade the RAM to a maximum of 32 GB. A very nice element on this laptop is its hybrid storage system - a 256GB SSD and a 1TB HDD - as this gives the computer an excellent balance between huge storage and a speedy file system. As for the availability of the ports, the MSI GP63 8RE-041XES comes with one USB-3.1 Type-C port, three USB-3.1 Type-A ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 combo adapter, one HDMI output, one mini DisplayPort output, and one mic and headphone combo jack. It is also important to note that the MSI GP63 8RE-041XES does not come with a pre-installed operating system, so the user will have to purchase a Windows license separately. Or perhaps go for one of the Linux OSes, since Steam has just updated SteamPlay and more games are now playable on Steam.

Another thing that stands out on the MSI GP63 8RE-041XES are the built-in speakers. To improve the players' experience, MSI decided to equip the laptop with two giant speakers that are five times more powerful than conventional laptop speakers. Users can also enhance the sound system with Nahimic 3, which can give them more control over the sound performance of their media. The Nahimic VR will also bring the 7.1 surround sound to a regular stereo headset. MSI's very own Audio Boost design will furthermore be able to magnify the sound details by 30%. Other features worth mentioning include the ergonomic RGB SteelSeries backlit keyboard, the ping-protecting Killer Gaming LAN, the redesigned Dragon Center 2.0 and MSI's "SHIFT" technology for profile optimisations, and even the Matrix Display that supports up to 2 external displays simultaneously with both the HDMI and mini DisplayPort outputs. It is nice to see that MSI was able to come up with a gaming laptop of this quality and still keep the price relatively low. Perhaps that was the reason the MSI GP63 8RE-041XES came with FreeDOS. Now is a good a time as any to try out one of the Linux flavours.



Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop): The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» 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.

2.2 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).

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


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