With a 240Hz screen to enhance responsiveness in games, the MSI GE65 9SF-418FR Raider IPS 15 inch anti-glare is a new powerful versatile laptop oriented players and creators. It integrates the NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2070 high-end ray tracing graphics card to run recent games and speed up multimedia processing, a large capacity hybrid storage with fast 512 GB SSD to boost responsiveness or a powerful core combining a Hexa Core i7 processor has a good amount of RAM for fast processing. Also included are a chiclet backlit RGB keyboard as well as a Wi-Fi connection ax double video output, but no Thunderbolt 3.
Specifications MSI GE65 9SF-418FR Raider
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS thin edges 240Hz 3.5ms 100% sRGB (1920×1080, anti-reflective / mat)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and NVIDIA Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2) 1 TB at 5400 rpm 1 free M.2 slot|
|Connectors||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI (4K @ 60Hz), mini-DisplayPort 1.2, SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, SteelSeries backlit by Lining Print button|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) subwoofer (2 x 3W) Nahimic 3 Audio Enhance|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||4 hours / Li-ion 6 cells 51Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.6 Kg / 383 x 260 x 29.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI GE65 9SF-418FR Raider
Its black chassis in brushed metal finish with touches of red with angular lines gives it a gamer design
It is cooled by Cooler Boost 5 technology marrying 2 Whirlwind Blade fans with 7 heat pipes and ventilation grilles at the back, left and below. Matrix Display technology is also present to display content on its screen and up to 2 external screens as a bonus.
In terms of connectivity, this computer is well provided if not the absence of Thunderbolt 3. There are video outputs HDMI and mini-DisplayPort useful in order to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, Bluetooth modules 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax ( newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, audio and Ethernet ports, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C but also 3 USB 3.0 / .2 ( with red backlight) USB 2.0 compatible ensuring transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 devices.
Of course, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit which is handy for discerning its keys in the dark. It was designed with the help of SteelSeries to adapt to the habits of the players.
The screen clearly stands out with its refresh rate of 240Hz 4 times higher than the standard 60Hz to make games more fluid. 100% sRGB and IPS, the screen offers more faithful colorimetry than the average with comfortable vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Thanks to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format, the screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content and in particular videos. Anti-reflective treatment, it provides better visibility in a light environment (eg outside) than a shiny panel.
Performance, autonomy of the MSI GE65 9SF-418FR Raider
The MSI GE65 9SF-418FR Raider is aimed at those who have a large budget and are looking for a versatile 15-inch portable PC that is light, efficient in games and creation.
It indeed embeds the dedicated high-end NVIDIA Turing graphics card GeForce RTX 2070 with ray tracing capable of running the most recent games and demanding graphics resources.
The GeForce RTX 2070 also accelerates processing under software exploiting GPU computing power, as in multimedia under Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere, which will be of interest to creators.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 2070 is activated / deactivated by the onboard NVIDIA Optimus technology, automatically and in real time as needed.
Optimus gives maximum preference to the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor despite its very modest benefits because it is energy efficient and therefore promotes autonomy. The GeForce RTX 2070 is therefore activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for the Intel UHD 630, the 2 of course allowing you to watch photos and videos.
The storage is up to par, both in games and multimedia. Hybrid, it combines a 512 GB SSD intended to house the system as well as the main games / software, with a hard disk with a comfortable capacity of 1000 GB to accommodate the rest. With 1.5 TB in total, this PC offers a total space above the average.
In addition, scalability is required since a second M.2 slot is free to add a second SSD.
Composed of a Hexa Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh processor and 16 GB of RAM, the heart of this gamer and creative computer is in keeping.
It delivers global power capable of satisfying demanding users.
The present duo guarantees much faster processing than with a Quad Core processor and 8 GB of RAM. This is particularly noticeable in areas that consume CPU and RAM resources exploiting multicores, such as photo editing, 3D rendering or video editing, which will particularly appeal to creatives.
In addition, keep in mind that currently, the contribution of the 6 cores of the Hexa Core – if it is significant in multimedia – is variable in games compared to the 4 cores of a Quad Core.
Finally with regard to the autonomy of this computer which is noisy and heats up when it is strongly pushed (ex: games, treatments), bet on about 4 hours of operation on battery in light use.