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MSI GS65 8SF-057


MSI GS65 8SF-057
MSI GS65 8SF-057 (GS65 Series)
Intel Core i7-8750H 6 x 2.2 - 4.1 GHz, Coffee Lake-H
16 GB 
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no
512 GB SSD
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/)
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 358 x 248 ( = 0.71 x 14.09 x 9.76 in)
82 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI GS65 8SF-057

MSI GS65 Stealth 8SF laptop review: Beauty and the beast meets portability
Source: Business Standard English version
Overall, at Rs 2,09,990, it does burn a significant hole in your pocket but if you are looking for performance and heavy gaming without compromising portability, this might be a great option for you. Nevertheless, it is gonna face fierce competition in this price range and in case you are willing to check out other options then Asus Zephyrus S is a great option to check out as well. The Apple Macbook Pro at this price range is also a great option if you are willing to shift to Mac OS.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/25/2019

Foreign Reviews

70% MSI GS65 Gaming Monster mit Kompromissen
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 2019: l’upgrade di un già ottimo notebook gaming
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN version
Positive: Compact size; light weight; nice display; decent ergonomy. Negative: High price; no SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2019


Model: The MSI GS65 8SF-057 is a compact and lightweight gaming laptop. The GS series fulfills gamer’s diverse portability needs. The new battery design allows up to eight hours of use, giving uninterrupted productivity and entertainment. The laptop features a premium glass touchpad with an enlarged surface area and an extremely smooth finish, perfect for all click, scroll, and multi-touch gestures. Besides that, this slim laptop comes with an even slimmer power adapter, which is the last piece of the puzzle to ultimate portability. As for the keyboard, users can customize each key to their liking and receive real-time in-game status through keyboard lighting, or even watch the lights dance to their favorite tune. Cooling feature is essential to cope with heat generated from gaming. The newly designed Whirlwind Blade fans effectively increase air pressure and airflow at the same RPM. Separate thermal solution for CPU and GPU keeps gaming performance on top, even under extreme loads. Users can also switch between best performance or extended battery life with the exclusive MSI “SHIFT” to meet all scenarios. Delivering powerful performance is the Intel Core i7-8750H processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphic card, 16 GB DDR4 RAM and 512 GB SSD storage. As for display, it features a 15.6" Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS-level gaming display panel at 144 Hz refresh rate. It claims to be the fastest gaming display bringing the most vibrant visuals so gamers never miss a beat.

The latest and fastest Thunderbolt 3 supports up to 40 Gbps data transfer rates and 4K displays with daisy chain capabilities. Its USB 3.1 Gen2 ultra speed interface supports up to 5V and 3A current output for charging. Gamers can also stop losing games due to lag with its Killer DoubleShot Pro. It protects and prioritizes networking traffic while preventing lag spikes to always game at best. As for audio, the laptop features the world's 1st audio solution to bring the 7.1 sound to a regular stereo headset. With audio algorithms improving the 3D sound field drastically over HDMI and USB output, users can now enjoy breathtaking VR experience with 3D audio all together. Users can experience how sound is meant to be heard with the ESS Sabre Hi-Fi DAC (Digital-Analog-Converter). With the ability to support up to 24 bit / 192 kHz sampling, it doesn’t take an audiophile to tell the difference. As a conclusion, the MSI GS65 8SF-057 is an ultra thin and ultra light laptop. It is similar to its predecessor from last year with newer graphics, cooler thermals and a new clickpad. Gamers who game on the go can definitely benefit from its lightweight build.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Offers reduced clock speeds to achieve a much lower power consumption.

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.

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


15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

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

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

70%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2019-06-28 (Update: 2019-06-28)