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MSI GL65 9SFK Specs and Details

MSI launches in France its MSI GL65 9SFK-265FR , new powerful and responsive 15-inch full-screen gamer with anti-reflective IPS 120Hz screen that enhances fluidity in games. It integrates a GeForce RTX 2070 high-end NVIDIA Turing ray-tracing graphics card associated with Optimus, a Hexa Core i7 Coffee Lake Refresh processor, a good amount of RAM, a hybrid storage of significant capacity with fast SSD, a USB 3.1 type connection. -C as well as a backlit chiclet keyboard.

MSI GL65 9SFK Specs and Details

MSI GL65 9SFK Specs

Slab 15.6 ” Full HD LED 120Hz IPS (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)
Processor Intel Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)
Installed RAM (max) 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
Storage space 256GB SSD M.2 (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 5400 rpm
Graphic card NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor
Optical reader
Audio system 2 speakers (2 x 2W), Dynaudio Nahimic Audio Boost
webcam Yes, HD 720p (1280×720) with microphone
Network Wi-Fi ac (Intel Wireless-AC 9560) Gigabit Ethernet (Killer Shield)
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth 5.0
Card reader SD
Video output (s) HDMI (4K @ 60Hz), mini DisplayPort (4K @ 60Hz)
Fingerprint reader
Entries exits) S / PDIF / Headset, Mic (gold plated)
USB 3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2)
Operating system Windows 10 64-bit
Drums Li-ion 6 cells 51Whr
Autonomy announced 4 hours
Dimensions (mm) 357.7 x 248 x 27.5
Weight 2.3 Kg
Guarantee 2 years
Other Red SteelSeries Backlit Chiclet Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, Multi Touch Touchpad
software MSI applications


Chassis, connectors, screen MSI GL65 9SFK-265FR

It sports a black design with touches of red resolutely gamer but probably sensitive to fingerprints like his little brother MSI GL63 8SE that we tested .

The technology Cooler Boost 5 is responsible for its cooling, combining 2 fans with 7 heat pipes. The heat released is evacuated through the air vents on the sides, at the back and below.

Other technologies on this notebook include Matrix Display (to connect up to 2 external displays) and SHIFT to switch between 4 modes of operation via the Fn F7 key combination (Turbo, Sport, Comfort, Eco).

In terms of connectivity, this portable gamer is well equipped with its USB 3.1 Type-C, wireless Bluetooth 5.0 modules and Wi-Fi ac to communicate and connect remotely, video outputs mini-DisplayPort and HDMI useful to connect easily to a TV for example, its Ethernet and audio ports and its 3 USB including 2 USB 3.0 (compatible USB 2.0) ensuring transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you have devices USB 3.0 are plugged into it. A priori, no Thunderbolt 3 what we regret in view of the positioning of this PC.

Of course, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit which is convenient to discern its keys in the dim light.

MSI GL65 9SFK Specs and Details

With its frequency of 120Hz higher than the 60Hz standard, the screen enhances fluidity in games. IPS, it reproduces colors more faithfully than average while ensuring comfortable viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. The screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content including videos with its precise Full HD definition and its 16 / 9th format. As it is anti-reflective treatment, the screen also provides better visibility than a bright slab in bright environment (ex: outdoor).

Performance, autonomy of the MSI GL65 9SFK-265FR

The MSI GL65 9SFK-265FR is for anyone looking for a versatile 15-inch notebook PC, especially in games.

It is indeed able to run at a good level of detail the favorite games of the user because it benefits from the dedicated graphics card NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2070 high-end with ray tracing.

Depending on the task, NVIDIA Optimus embedded technology uses either the GeForce RTX 2070 or the Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor. Optimus favors the maximum Intel UHD 630 despite its modest benefits because it is energy efficient and therefore promotes autonomy. The GeForce RTX 2070 is activated by Optimus to perform graphic processing deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 630. Both of course allow to watch photos and videos.

Storage is up. Hybrid, it offers a significant capacity thanks to the hard drive of 1000 GB as well as a great reactivity in the games and more widely in everyday life thanks to the SSD of 256 Go.
In practice, the SSD is destined to welcome the OS as well as the main games / software, the rest finding place on the hard drive.

Thanks to the SSD, the daily operation of this PC is significantly more responsive and fluid than if we were dealing with a simple hard disk. Starting / stopping and launching games / applications are thus much faster, and we can for example get faster on online game maps.

MSI GL65 9SFK Specs and Details

The heart of this computer gamer is able to properly support the RTX 2070 in games. It consists of 16 GB of RAM coupled with a Hexa Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh processor. Supported by the SSD, this duo delivers a global power able to appeal to demanding users, be they gamer or creative.
Creatives will be delighted to enjoy much faster processing with this core than with 8GB DDR4 and a Quad Core processor in the areas of CPU and RAM that exploit multicore, such as video editing, photo editing and 3D rendering.
The contribution of the Hexa Core is however variable in games compared to a Quad Core.

Finally, keep in mind that this computer gamer should be heard and heated when it is heavily loaded, but this should be reasonable if it is in sync with the MSI GL63 8SE tested . Side autonomy, put on about 4 hours of battery operation in light use for this PC whose controlled weight facilitates the transport.

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