MSI GS65 REVIEW
The MSI GS65 processor is of the latest generation, with an Intel Core i7-8750H inside in all available models so that we do not drown anything with its 6 cores, and turbo frequency of up to 4.10 GHz (2.2 Base GHz). The battery is 4 cells and 82 Whr, which in the company’s words provides a total of up to 8 hours of use, although we already know that these figures are playing video in very limited conditions. In our tests, this figure has been around 4 hours with normal use without playing. The power adapter is also «slim» and offers up to 180W of power.
The screen is another aspect of this laptop that stands out, with a 15.6-inch IPS panel with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and an ultra-thin edge of only 4.9 mm. Its response time is only 7 ms; a surprisingly low figure in laptops, and even more spectacular if we consider that it has a refresh rate of 144 Hz. According to HWiNFO, the panel is manufactured by AU Optronics (model AUO80ED), it is real 8 bits and uses a DisplayPort interface.
It can be customized between:-Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6 GB or GTX 1070 8 GB-RAM memory: 16 or 32 GB-Storage: 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB SSD.
MSI GS65 USING EXPERIENCE
As well as being light to carry, the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE is lightning fast. Windows startup is done in 7 seconds from when we press the button until we are on the desktop. And playing with him is a joy.
Processor, graphics card and temperatures
As is often the case with laptops, performance is determined by temperature. At idle the notebook is completely silent, with the fans spinning at an inaudible speed. At low loads where the temperature does not rise much, it is able to maintain the 3.9 and even 4.1 GHz that the i7-8750H reaches, at an idle temperature of 42 degrees (25 ambient) without the fans being heard.
However, as soon as we start doing benchmarks that stress the CPU, we see how the notebook does thermal throttling. As soon as the temperature reaches 90 degrees, the frequency drops to 3.5 GHz. The notebook is able to stay there at 90 degrees, but finally ends up falling to figures between 3.2 and 3.3 GHz to be around 85 degrees. The fans here make some noise, but it is not annoying. Consumption reaches 36.3 W according to HWiNFO, a figure very close to its TDP of 45 W.
As for the graphics card, the idle temperature is also 42 degrees, reaching 78 degrees under 100% load in synthetic tests. The maximum consumption is 84 watts, after which the frequency is limited. The base frequency of the GTX 1060 is 1404 MHz, while the Boost reaches 1670. The notebook sometimes reaches that figure in Boost, but normally it is set at 1,570 MHz to keep the temperature below 80 degrees and the consumption by below 75 watts.
MSI MS65 PROS
-Excellent and quiet cooling
MSI MS65 CONS
-Does not have a card readerAdding RAM or SSD requires disassembling the motherboard
-Screen without G-Sync