The NEW MSI GS75, 8th GEN Intel, NVIDIA RTX GPU with GDDR6!

Discussion in 'MSI Reviews & Owners' Lounges' started by -=$tR|k3r=-, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. cesc21

    cesc21 Notebook Guru

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Anyone can recommend a good sleeve for this ? The 15" look a bit small and the 17" are too big...
     
  2. SinkyPitGuy

    SinkyPitGuy Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Just got my shipping notification from GenTechPC today. I ordered on 2/16 and is on the way so for others waiting you'll know what to expect.
     
    ryzeki likes this.
  3. Hogknuckle

    Hogknuckle Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    6
    I received my 2080 Max-Q from XoticPC yesterday. I haven't had a chance to really put it through its paces, but my out of the box impressions have been very positive.

    The weight is ideal, I carry my laptops around a lot so I didn't want anything too heavy. The chassis feels solid, and while I can flex it if I try, I feel like some of the reviewers treated it a bit unfairly in that regard.

    It's my first 144 Hz display, coming from mostly 60 and 75 Hz panels it has been pretty eye opening, and I love the thin bezels. I haven't had a chance to calibrate it yet so I can't comment on color accuracy, but my unit has very minimal backlight bleed.

    I'm using this mostly for game development (and playing, who am I kidding) on the go, and I'm very pleased with the key travel and general feel of the keyboard. The only oddity I've noticed is that there is no left windows key. I can also understand the complaints about the trackpad placement, but I have a mouse plugged in 95% of the time anyway.

    The CPU gets pretty toasty under load, hovering around 88-92C while compiling a large-ish C++ codebase with the default fan settings, stock thermal compound, and no undervolt. The GPU stays relatively cool, in the 60s and 70s in the few games I've tried. The fans are audible under load, but not obnoxiously loud.

    The speakers are about what you would expect from a laptop, I would definitely opt for a good pair of headphones.

    I'll be curious to see what kind of battery life I get in my day to day use, but thus far I'm really happy with my purchase :)
     
    SinkyPitGuy, Weaboo1917 and Atma like this.
  4. Weaboo1917

    Weaboo1917 Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Have you tried undervolting yet?
     
  5. udho77

    udho77 Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Hi
    I just received my GS75 with 2060 few days ago to replace my asus gl502vs and so far so good.
    It is well build and I could vouch what @Hogknuckle has said that the build quality of the chassis is actually very good. I tried to replicate what the reviewers mentioned about the flex, and in my opinion it requires great amount of force applied to the chassis which is not something you usually do.

    But the best thing about this laptop is the display, oh man the thin bezel! its lovely. This is my first 144hz display coming from 60 hz, I would never thought that it would take any difference, but it really is much smoother. Overall though I'm impressed, thin and light, beautiful display, great keyboard and touchpad, decent thermals max 79 C for GPU with stock paste (CPU though its really hard to tame 90-93 when the CPU package power rose to 50-60 W even with -.135 undervolt) but nevertheless it still holds the max turbo ratio pretty well.

    However one thing though which bothers me related to the graphic score firestrike benchmark that I got is consistently lower than other 2060 laptop.

    [​IMG]

    as you can see I only managed to get a graphic score of around 15000 and this is also with +200 core and +250 mem overclocked! and this is of course using latest drivers.
    According to notebookcheck the average is around 15500 (assuming that its stock) and I've seen some post in GS65 could achieve around 16000 - 17000 ish when overclocked.
    Can anyone with gs75 2060 confirm this? The temp should be not a problem as it only reached 74-78 max and I test it with Cooler Boost fan to avoid any thermal throttling.
     
  6. retroqwert

    retroqwert Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    6
    How much ram does it have?
     
  7. Weaboo1917

    Weaboo1917 Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Pretty certain the default RAM configuration for the 2060 is a single stick of 16GB. Dual channel should help considerably.
     
  8. udho77

    udho77 Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Yes, the ram is single channel 16GB. Maybe that is the sole reason its underperforming. Well, I'll try to upgrade it to dual channel in the future.
    When playing games its still okay though
     
  9. cesc21

    cesc21 Notebook Guru

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Did you check because while most do come with one stick, i was surprised to see that mine came with 2x8GB.
     
  10. udho77

    udho77 Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    6
    That's great! I thought they all shipped with single channel only.

    Yeap checked it, it only has one Samsung memory.

    [​IMG]
     
Loading...

Share This Page