MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657


MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657 (P65 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 300 MHz, Memory: 405 MHz, TU106M, GeForce 430.64, Intel UHD Graphics 630
32768 MB 
, Dual-Channel, DDR4 SDRAM
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 283 PPI, AU Optronics AUO41EB, IPS, glossy: no
Intel Cannon Lake HM370
2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ (RAID 0), 1024 GB 
, , 880 GB free
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1x microphone, 1x heaphones, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Qualcomm Atheros AR8171/8175 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 357 x 247 ( = 0.71 x 14.06 x 9.72 in)
82 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Additional features
Speakers: 2, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MSI Creator Center, MSI Driver & App Helper, Photo Director 8, Power Director, 24 Months Warranty
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds), Power Supply: 908 g ( = 32.03 oz / 2 pounds)
3200 Euro



Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: 52%, display: 88% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657

85% MSI P65 Creator 9SF (i9-9880H, RTX2070 Max-Q) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The MSI P65 Creator is directed at content creators who need a notebook with a lot of hardware power. But gamers will be equally pleased with this device thanks to the included RTX graphics card - particularly since it comes in a simpler design than most gaming devices. Find out what else the MSI P65 9SF has to offer in our review.
Обзор очень мощного ноутбука MSI P65 Creator 9SF
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; nice connectivity; great display; good ergonomy; fast fingerprint sensor; long battery life; decent speakers. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2019
Обзор MSI P65 Creator 9SF: очень мощный ноутбук с новым 8-ядерным процессором Intel Core i9
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; excellent display; comfortable keyboard; great connectivity. Negative: No memory card reader; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2019


Model: The MSI P65 Creator 9SF is a stellar work machine designed with the clever intent of fusing both creativity and productivity into one single idealization. It is a state-of-the-art working tool for users who constantly dabble in the multimedia scene as their lifetime career, thus appealing to the likes of graphic designers, animators, photographers, or just anyone who has a distinct flair in filmography. The MSI P65 Creator 9SF operates using the most up-to-date 9th generation Intel Core i9 processor and sees a prominent and immediate boost in performance compared to its predecessors. The P65 Creator 9SF is designed to make multitasking and pro-level processing jobs to be carried out at a more efficient pace, hence the debut of the i9 processor in P65 is the most ideal candidate to carry out heavy duty tasks without adding to the burden of the user’s workload.

The MSI P65 Creator 9SF houses an all-powerful NVIDIA RTX 2070 Graphics Card sustained by a Max-Q design. It is the power saving variant of the mobile RTX 2070 graphics card with reduced clock speeds and power consumption. This ensures creative applications and computer programs that are utilized for professional work such as video editing or graphics animation to run smooth without failure, while at the same time being able to sustain longer working hours. Performance wise, however, the Max-Q design seems slightly pale in comparison to the mobile version. It should be noted that the difference in performance rate is hardly significant. Therefore, this finding should not cause any hindrance nor interference with the creative process of the user. Staying true to the objective of its primary design, the MSI P65 Creator 9SF is calibrated with MSI True Color Technology for creative users to fully deliver high-quality work. This technology enables spectrum of colors to be presented as close to 100 % sRGB Color Gamut. Different modes are introduced along with this technology to ensure users get the best scene to present their work, which includes but is not limited to, Designer Mode and Anti-Blue Mode.

Despite coming off as a creative powerhouse, its physical design suggested professionalism and minimalism rather than a bold expression of creative arts. The P65 Creator only comes in a monochromatic space grey color, and it is hardly the epitome nor a close representation of the creative industry. However, two of its distinct physical features are its featherlight weight (capping at 1.9 kg) and its ultra-thin structure. This renders the P65 Creator a portable and practical choice to transport unfinished work to wherever one should go in a singular but high-performance device. In addition, the P65 Creator also comes equipped with a MSI-exclusive high-power cooling system aptly named as Cooler Boost Trinity Plus. This system keeps the laptop cool under intense usage by siphoning heat through six heat pipes, which are facilitated by three dedicated whirlwind blade fans. Ideally speaking, the P65 Creator capitalizes on the result that it can deliver rather than its physical appearance. Turning a blind eye towards a lack of variety and color choices seems to be a reasonable excuse in exchange for high-quality work.

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.

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.

9880H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.9- 4.8 GHz (4.3 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Offers an unlocked multiplier that allows overclocking of the CPU.» 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.

1.9 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2019-08-23 (Update: 2019-08-23)