If you’re a keen gamer, chances are you’ve eyed an MSI gaming laptop from time to time for its sheer magnificence in power, display and performance. The new 15.6” MSI GF63 8RD-066 is powered by an eighth-generation Intel Core i7 processor (six cores) and equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. If you’ve experienced the MSI GV62 8RD-034—a spectacular gaming computer in its own right—you’ll be especially impressed with how MSI has gone the extra mile in all aspects of gameplay. Both the laptops are priced at $1,099.00. Let’s analyze their different offerings so you can pick the one that suits you best.
The MSI GF63 8RD-066, like its predecessor, is driven by an eighth-generation, hexa-core Intel i7-8750H processor (overclockable up to 4.1GHz) and runs Windows 10 (64-bit). It is fueled by 16GB RAM and a 1TB HDD, as compared to the 8GB RAM in the GV62 8RD-034. Note that the 8RD-066 misses out on the 128GB of SSD storage that complemented the 1TB HDD in the 8RD-034.
That said, the latest i7 processor provides a tremendous performance boost (up to 20% when compared to old generations). Keeping the laptop in high-power mode for a long time is the Cooler Boost technology that employs as many as six heat pipes.
Behold the Immersive Thin Bezel
Both computers excel in the display domain, offering a full High-Definition screen, In-Plane Switching, 45% NTSC, and a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080. But a spectacular triumph of the MSI 8RD-066 is its commitment to creating a captivating gaming experience.
While, like the MSI 8RD-034, it is fitted with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (with 4GB dedicated memory), its unique thin bezel design lets you delve deeper into the game. Now, that’s what you call escaping into a virtual reality! The difference is especially palpable when you play the latest AAA titles and let the NVIDIA Game Ready technologies transport you to a world far away from your lounge chair.
Portability & Connectivity
MSI gaming laptops come with a unique, brushed metal design that’s stylish and durable. While the MSI GV62 8RD-034 is a class apart in style, the new MSI GF63 surpasses its predecessor. It has a hair-brushed aluminum body, an X-vented underside, a lighter weight (4.1lbs as opposed to 4.8lbs), and a thinner profile (0.85” compared to 1.12”).
This makes it ideal for gaming on-the-go. Additionally, it also supports 802.11 AC wireless connectivity and Bluetooth 5. The wireless support is missing in the 8RD-034, although it does have three USB 3.0 ports.
For gaming aficionados, both the GF63 8RD-066 and the GV62 8RD-034 promise high-power processing, superior display, and contemporary design. However, the former demonstrates a distinct edge with its thin bezel design for immersive gaming and 16GB RAM.
It also has a lighter weight and a sleeker profile, along with wireless connectivity. If you’ve been looking for a gaming computer that lets you escape into an alternate world, the MSI GF63 8RD-066 is highly recommended.