MSI GP75 Leopard 9SD
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Reviews for the MSI GP75 Leopard 9SD
The MSI GP75 Leopard promises to deliver a good gaming performance at a budget price. With the hardware that the MSI GP75 offers, all modern titles should be playable in Full HD at the very least. We reveal in the following review what gamers who are not interested in 4K gaming, can expect from the MSI GP75 Leopard.
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Positive: High portability; compact size; light weight; big screen; excellent display; good cooling and silent system; backlit keys; nice connectivity. Negative: Mediocre design; single-channel memory.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2019
Model: The MSI GP75 Leopard 9SD is a gaming laptop that comes straight from the bloodline of the legendary GP series. It comes as a roaring beast with sporty design and powerful performance. With the new GP series, users own the gaming world. Equipped with the latest 9th Intel Core i7 processor, which powers up with 10% performance gains over the previous generation, it certainly processes games swiftly. It also has the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, built with the breakthrough graphics performance of the award-winning NVIDIA Turing architecture. With performance that rivals the GeForce GTX 1070, it’s a blazing-fast supercharger for today’s most popular games, and even faster with modern titles. As for the display, it features a 144 Hz IPS-level thin-bezel gaming display for unprecedented speed and clarity. It claims to be the fastest gaming display, which brings users the most vibrant visuals so they never miss a beat. Besides that, users can expand the vision across multiple displays with HDMI and mini DisplayPort, and enjoy up to 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) resolution output at 60 Hz for some extra productivity and fun. The keyboard is a per-key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries. Users can customize each key to their liking, receive real-time in-game status through keyboard lighting, or even watch the lights dance to their favorite tune. Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI APP Player brings seamless gaming experience between mobile games and PC platform and leverages customized features such as specific keyboard lighting and better graphics with multi-task works.
Besides that, the MSI GP75 has a revolutionary cooling for enthusiastic gaming. It has Cooler Boost 5, which is a dedicated thermal solution for both the CPU and GPU with maximized 7 heat pipes ensuring ultimate performance under extreme gaming. User can also protect and prioritize networking traffic while preventing lag spikes to always game at their best with Killer gaming LAN. Gamers can easily manage bandwidth for each application with the user-friendly Killer Control Center. For audio, it has 5 times bigger speakers than others to deliver more resonance and higher quality audio. The all-new Nahimic 3 next level audio immersion also enhances in-game 3D surround sound and makes finite control over music, movies, and conference calls. For a laptop sound system, it is definitely in the high-end category. As a conclusion, the MSI GP75 Leopard 9SD is a high specification gaming laptop built for gamers. It is a gaming laptop at a slightly lower price tag but still delivers a decent performance. Users should not expect to game in 4K resolution on this laptop, but it will be able to play most modern titles in at least HD level.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile: Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops based on the desktop GTX 1660 Ti and therefore the Turing architecture without raytracing and Tensor cores. The performance of the Max-P variant should be similar to an older GTX 1070.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
i7-9750H: 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++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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).
85.1%: 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.