MSI GE63VR 7RF Raider Gaming Laptop Review
Let'S start by checking up a hardware. Specs it's got an Intel. 7700 HQ quad core CPU running at two point: making a Hertz which can turbo up to 3.8 gigahertz the 16 gig of ddr4 memory running at 2400 megahertz, but the two slots can support up to 32 gig for the storage there's, a 256 gig MDOT 2 SATA Ssd, although the support for 2 m dot 2 drives with nvme and there's, also a 1 terabyte, 7200 rpm hard drive installed for the graphics we've got invidious 1070 with 8 gig of memory in combination with the 15.6 inch 1080p 120 Hertz TN panel and we'll see How this performs later in the benchmarks for the network connectivity, there's, a Gigabit, Ethernet port support, fado 2.11 AC, Wi Fi, as well as bluetooth, 4.1, the lid and the interior or a black brushed metal and the overall build quality seems pretty decent. The physical dimensions of the laptop for 38.3 centimeters in width, 26 centimeters in depth and 2.75 centimeters in height, so it's not too thick for a laptop with a 1070. The total weight of the laptop is advertised at 2.3, 9 kilos with the battery, and I found mine to wait just a little modernist and this increases suggest under 3.4 kilos when you include the power, brick and cable for charging. As mentioned the screen. Here is a 15.6 inch hundred and 20 Hertz 1080p Tian matte panel, no g sync available here, unfortunately, and we'll see how games utilize the high refresh rate display in the benchmarks, the viewing angles are really good.
The colors are still clear even on sharp angles and it's got a three millisecond response time. I'Ve also measured the colors produced by the screen using the spider 5 pro and my results returned 100 of srgb, 84 percent of ntsc and 88 of adobe RGB, so it's giving really good results. Definitely one of the best laptop displays I've tested, I've performed. My usual backlight bleed test on the display which involves have the laptops, show a black screen in a dark room to help emphasize any bleeding. I then take a long exposure photo to display any bleed. So this is a worst case scenario test, as you can see, there's basically no bleed at all. Even in a darkroom, it looks perfect to my eyes, while moving the display. That was only a little bit of flex. It was fairly solid due to the hinges in the left and right corners and you can't easily open the laptop with one finger, showing that more of the weight seems to be distributed towards the back above. The display is a HD camera capable of 720p video. The camera looks pretty terrible, even with some decent lighting. The microphone sounds alright, but you'll be able to judge both for yourself there's, an RGB steelseries keyboard, which was great to type with. I only found minimal flex while pushing down quite hard on the keyboard it's fairly sturdy, and this wasn't an issue while typing. Normally, the lighting can be adjusted through the included SteelSeries software and there are a number of effects available.
It'S, very customizable, there's, individual key customization. Here so you can control the colors of every single key, which also means there's a lot more effects than most of the other RGB laptop keyboards I've tested that work based on groups of keys towards the right under the power button is a button that allows you To easily cycle through the lighting effects and the button under that can be used to quickly change the fan. Speed of the laptop the touchpad worked well. It'S got a very smooth surface, with two physical left and right mouse buttons, which were quite clicky. Moving on to the io on the Left, there's, a Kensington, lock, Ethernet port HDMI port mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0 type, a port USB 3.1 gen2 type c port and 3.5 millimeter headphone and mic jacks over on the right there's an SD card reader, 2 USB 3.0 type. A ports and the power input all three USB type: A ports light up red while the laptop is powered on. However, you can disable this in the software there's, nothing on the front other than some status LEDs and nothing on the back other than a couple of air exhaust vents towards the corners up on the lid there's. The MSI logo, which lights up white while the laptop is powered on, along with some red accents and subtle, Raider branding down the bottom, the metallic lead and interior, a fingerprint magnets, but nothing a quick wipe with a microfiber cloth.
Couldn'T fix underneath the some air intakes to keep everything cool, as well as some rubber feet, which would prevent the laptop from easily moving around if it wasn't for these other hard plastic feet around the base of the laptop. As a result, it does move a bit while pushing lightly which may become annoying while using it there's – also 2 watt speakers and 2 3 watt subwoofers on the bottom of the laptop towards the front, and they actually sound really good for laptop speakers. So I was impressed there's a fair amount of bass and they still sound quite clear. Even at high volumes powering the laptop is a 51 watt hours, 6 cell battery and with the full charge and just watching youtube videos with the screen on half brightness people. Lighting off and background apps disabled, I was able to use it for three hours in 10 minutes, while playing The Witcher 3 with medium settings and invidious battery boost set to 30fps the battery lasted for 47 minutes. Overall, I thought the battery life was fair in gaming. Considering the 1070 in normal tasks, it's not the best but still better than many other 15 inch laptops, I've tested during normal use, with an ambient room temperature of 23 degrees Celsius. The CPU and GPU both idled in the low 40s and here are the external temperatures of the laptop, where you'll actually be putting your hands getting to around 32 degrees in the center I've tested gaming by playing pub G at high settings for around half an hour And the temps for that are shown in green, no throttling was observed in this test, while gaming, the keyboard era, got into the 50s in between the gaps of the keys.
It wasn't that noticeable, as the wrist rests, are still fairly cool. Full CPU and GPU load were tested with both a 264 and the heaven benchmark running. At the same time, with the default fan profile in use, we reach our highest temperatures and the CPU was throttling by around 15 or so with the combined load, but keep in mind most real world applications won't actually act. This way, the keyboard area is a bit warmer than the gaming test again into the 50s in the centre by manually maxing out the fans, the temperatures drop back just a little bit, however, there's no longer any throttling happening. This also appears to drop the temperature of the keyboard area into the high 40s. As for the fan noise produced by the laptop I'll, let you ever listen to each of these tests, as you've probably noticed under full load and even gaming, it's fairly loud, a bit louder than most other 15 inch laptops, I've tested. However, most of those only run with 1060 graphics or lower, so there is more power here. You might need to max the fans out under full load to avoid throttling, as shown, but I couldn't hear it at all with headphones on even a max speed. I'Ll also note that there was no noticeable coil whine, while testing in my unit. Finally, let's take a look at some benchmarks. Well, first cover some real world gaming benchmarks, followed by various benchmarking tools.
All tests will run at 1080p with all windows and Nvidia updates. To date, installed, overwatch played great with ultra settings or lower needed. If you want to fully take advantage of that 120 Hertz panel, but it still felt nice and smooth even maxed out as usual. Csgo averaged well above what the display is capable of, and we could slightly improve the 1 lower frame rates by dropping the settings down: dota 2 isn't too demanding but I'm testing with a fairly intensive replay to try and represent a West case scenario and we're getting Around a 60 FPS market, most settings with this test, which I should note, is typically lower than what you'll actually see in normal gameplay player. Unknowns battlegrounds was tested using the replay feature, but, as usual, take these results with a huge grain of salt as they're constantly releasing updates that change the performance and, of course the framerate greatly depends on what you're doing in game shadow of war with the built in Benchmark ran pretty well at minimum settings. We almost reached the refresh rate of the display, but not quite though I don't think you really need a super high frame rate in this one battlefield, one isn't too, demanding and even at Ultra settings we're getting really good results. Although hi oh lowest, settings seem to be needed to support and 20 FPS, but again it will depend on what's going on in game. The Witcher 3 ran well at all settings.
I don't think this game needs a high frame rate to enjoy and even at Ultra settings it was smooth as the 1 lows aren't too low watchdogs 2 is a fairly resource, intensive game and another I don't think really needs a high frame rate to enjoy. With same very similar results on the highest three setting levels – and it was definitely playable live in Omak settings rise of the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark tool and again we're. Getting pretty nice results with about low settings needed to make use of the 120 Hertz panel there strike on is another fairly resource intensive game and was also tested with the built in benchmark tool. I wouldn't really want to play on max settings here, but the framerate was fairly good at very high or lower. Overall, many of these games are able to take advantage of the 120 Hertz refresh rate of the display, thanks to the NVIDIA 1070 inside, although, depending on the game, you may need to drop the settings down a bit as I've mentioned in the past. I think the 1070 is a good match for a 120 Hertz or higher panel and as we've seen here. This remains true now on to the benchmarking tools, I've tested, heaven Valley and super position from Unigine, as well as fire strike time. Spire and VR mark from 3d mark just pause. The video. If you want to look further in Crystal disc mark that 256 gig Sadr m2 SSD performed around 540 megabytes per second and sequential reads and 480 megabytes per second and sequential writes so pretty decent.
The one terabyte hard drive gets over 120 megabytes per second in both sequential reads and writes so quite good for a 7200 rpm hard drive and here are the results for the SD card reader. Basically maxing out my card. As for the price, this laptop comes in at around 3000 Australian dollars here in Australia or about 1800 US dollars in the US, but that's with the nvme SSD. I couldn't find exactly what I've got here, but this is pretty much the same, but with a faster drive, you're, definitely paying for all of the features such as the 1070 graphics, 120 Hertz display and color accurate screen. But as you've seen, it does provide a great experience. So what did you guys think of the G e63 VR 7rf gaming laptop from MSI? Overall, I thought it was a nice laptop, it's, fairly solid and built well. The nvidia, 1070 graphics and hundred and 20 hertz screen make it a great combo for gaming, and even the color accurate screen makes it a good choice for content creators. It does get a little loud under full load, but with the fans maxed out, there's, no throttling so just chuck on some headphones and it's, not a problem. Let me know what you guys thought down in the comments and leave a like if you found the review useful thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.