*** The Official 2019 MSI GS65 Stealth with RTX GPUs Owners and Discussions Lounge ***

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  1. JRey

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    Yup, MSI refreshed their popular MSI GS65 now with RTX GPUs!

    Features:

    Specs MSI GS65.PNG

    Product Link - https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GS65-Stealth-8SX

    Specification:
    • CPU: Intel 8th Gen. Core i7-8750H
      • 6 cores with HT, 2.2GHz base clock, boost to 3.9GHz, 45W TDP
    • Cooler: Cooler Boost Trinity+
      • 2x 47 blade fans, 1x 37 blade fan, 0.2mm fan blade thickness, 6 heat pipes
    • Screen: 15.6-inch, 1,920×1,080 resolution, IPS level, 144Hz refresh, 7ms response (AUO manufacturer)
    • Graphics: Nvidia RTX GPUs
      • RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8GB GDDR6
      • RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8GB GDDR6
      • RTX 2060, 6GB GDDR6
    • Memory: up to 64GB of DDR4-2666MHz
    • Storage: 2x PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 slots
      • Slot 1 = Combo NVME - Sata
      • Slot 2 = NVME only
      • (If you want to add a SATA SSD, you have to move the Nvme SSD from Slot 1 to Slot 2, and install your SATA SSD into Slot 1. Windows will boot correctly after changing SSD position).
    • Audio: 2x 2W Dynaudio speakers
    • Ethernet: Killer E2500
    • Wi-Fi: Killer AC 1550i
    • I/O ports:
      • 3x USB 3.1 Type-A
      • 1x Thunderbolt USB 3.1 Type-C
      • 1x HDMI 2.0
      • 1x Mini DisplayPort 1.2
      • Headphone and mic jack (separate)
    • Battery: 82Wh,
      • 230W slim adapter (RTX 2080 Max-Q and RTX 2070 Max-Q)
      • 180W slim adapter (RTX 2060)
    • Dimensions: 357.7mm x 247.7mm x 17.9mm
    • Weight: 1.9kg
    BFV MSI GS65.PNG SotTR MSI GS65.PNG
    Touch pad MSI GS65.PNG Cooler Boost Trinity MSI GS65.PNG
     
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    Previews

    Comparison against the other RTX Thin and Lights - https://www.theeverydayenthusiast.com/home/2019-thin-and-light-rtx-gaming-laptops

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun Hand-on Review - https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/01/09/ces-2019-msi-gs65-stealth-hands-on-review/

    GizmoSlip Tech Hand-on Video



    Reviews

    Long-term Review with 2080 Max-Q

    https://www.theeverydayenthusiast.com/home/long-term-review-early-2019-msi-gs65

    The Everyday Enthusiast Review with 2080 Max-Q
    https://www.theeverydayenthusiast.com/home/review-2019-msi-gs65

    UltrabookReview with 2080 Max-Q
    https://www.ultrabookreview.com/25084-msi-stealth-gs65-8sg-review/

    GentechPC Video Review
     
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    The Everyday Enthusiast - Comparison to 2018 GS65 and 2019 GS65

    https://www.theeverydayenthusiast.com/home/comparison-2018-gs65-vs-2019-gs65

    How to Throttlestop
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/How-t...ife-The-ThrottleStop-Guide-2017.213140.0.html

    Hackness' Guide to take Full Control of the 8750H - http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...ntrol-of-the-i7-8750h-advanced-version.823065

    Bios Tweaks by Falkentyne *WARNING* DO THESE AT YOUR OWN RISK
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...-and-discussions-lounge.815216/#post-10705417
     
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    I’m interested but waiting for reviews to see if this is worth upgrading from the 1070 version of the GS65.
     
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    I'll let you know in 2 weeks. I'm getting one with a 2080 Max-Q, should arrive on Friday once sales open up!
     
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    Where did your order it? I saw HID Evolutions page says not available to order it until the 29th.
     
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    I'm ordering placing my order on Tuesday with a “local” retailer and it SHOULD arrive by Friday.
     
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    Mind if I add RTX to the title? It will help differentiate the new GS series compared to the previous ones.
     
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    Does it still have the upside down motherboard?
     
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