MSI GT63 Titan 8RG-046


MSI GT63 Titan 8RG-046
MSI GT63 Titan 8RG-046 (GT63 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1557 - 1734 MHz, Memory: 1251 MHz, GDDR5, (NVIDIA 390.94)
16384 MB 
, DDR4
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, N156HHE-GA1, TN, glossy: no
CUK Cyclone 500GB M.2 NVMe, 500 GB 
Realtek ALC1220 @ Intel Cannon Lake PCH
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Line In/Out, Microphone, Headphones, Card Reader: SD
Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Killer Wireless-AC 1550 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 40 x 390 x 266 ( = 1.57 x 15.35 x 10.47 in)
75.24 Wh, 5225 mAh Lithium-Ion, Model BTY-L78
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 4x 2W, Keyboard: RGB-LED backlit Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
2.92 kg ( = 103 oz / 6.44 pounds), Power Supply: 780 g ( = 27.51 oz / 1.72 pounds)



Average Score: 90.15% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 96%, features: 66%, display: 89% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the MSI GT63 Titan 8RG-046

87.3% MSI GT63 Titan 8RG-046 (i7-8750H, GTX 1080, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Six Cores the Richer. Aesthetically, not much has changed with the GT63 since its predecessor nearly two years ago. But the upgrades to a Core i7-8750H and GTX 1080 are promising by themselves… do they live up to expectations?
93% MSI GT63 TITAN 8RG İnceleme
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 93%



The MSI GT63 Titan 8RG-046 is a large desktop replacement: a 15.6-inch machine that is two generations newer than MSI GT62VR, but that leverages a respected NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU alongside an Intel Core i7-8750H. The GT63 Titanium 8RG, which is quite similar to the GT62, is designed for those who want a gaming computer that is as heavy as 2.94 kg and as portable as it is powerful, although it looks big due to its powerful hardware and cooling system. While the primary construction, including the internal frame and the bottom, is plastic, the display lid and top cover/palm rest are made from aluminum. Stability is quite good on the base unit, with only minor flex detectable under moderate pressure in the middle of the machine above the touchpad. While the GT63 is fairly large (especially in comparison with thinner, less powerful alternatives such as the MSI GS65 8RF Stealth Thin or Razer Blade 15), once again, it is not intended to be constantly on the move. The Intel Core i7-8750H is a formidable six-core high-end CPU based on the 14nm Coffee-Lake architecture. It clocks between 2.2 and 4.1 GHz (3.9 GHz with six cores, 4.0 GHz with four cores) and also supports Hyper-Threading. The laptop furthermore supports up to two SODIMMs of DDR4-2666 RAM, or up to four DDR4-2400 modules. Dual storage is also possible, with both a 2.5-inch HDD bay and a single M.2/NVMe slot available.

The SteelSeries keyboard is as good as ever. The chiclet-style keys are highly visible thanks to the contrast between their black backgrounds and white labels. In the dark, they now sport per-key RGB-LED backlighting. The 107x60 mm Synaptics touchpad is reasonably large, pointer movement is subject to very little lag. The basic gestures still worked without any technical sorcery. Port selection and placement are treated to a total of five USB ports (3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 2.0, and 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C) as well as multiple options for video output (HDMI, mini-DisplayPort) and a full gamut of audio connections. The USB and audio ports are located on the left and right sides of the machines, but most of the other connections, i.e. power, video, Ethernet, and one of the USB ports, are on the rear. It is a decision which some users may find inconvenient. As for autonomy, battery life is expectedly poor. Lacking switchable graphics as a crutch, the machine lasted just over 3 hours with WiFi connectivity, well below any of the less powerful machines in today’s field. However, desktop replacements are not really expected to offer abundance in the category of battery runtimes. The Dragon Center software remains central to the MSI gaming laptop experience, providing resource monitoring, power management, audio/network tuning, and a few other useful features. Cooler Boost 5 is also supported, with a dedicated hardware key (as usual) located above the keyboard near the power button.



Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop): Pascal based laptop graphics card using GDDR5 graphics memory. Should offer a similar performance to the deskto GTX 1080. However, there is also a more power efficient "Max-Q" version that performs worse than the normal GTX1080 and is used in thin and light laptops.

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

» 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.

2.92 kg:

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).

90.15%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-07-24 (Update: 2018-07-24)