MSI GE75 Raider – The Raptor in the City with RTX 2070

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Posted on February 27 2019


GE75 Raider

With the new graphics card being launched, there will be more laptop to be popped up. MSI has launched a bunch of models which are equipped with the new graphics card. Among them, slightly heavier than GS75 Stealth is the new MSI GE75 Raider. The GE75 Raider is one of MSI's overhauls of the notebook series, which is equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics card. In fact, MSI is stating that this is the first 17" laptop to use the new Ray Tracing enabled RTX 2080 laptop.

On top of that, the GE75 Raider features a SteelSeries per-key RGB customizable keyboard, speakers powered by DYNAUDIO and incorporate a unique '3D Dragon Spine' design with a red anodized finish.
GE75 Raider

Specifications :

  • Processor : Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
  • Graphics : GeForce® RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6
  • Display : FHD (1920 x 1080), 144Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-level
  • Memory : 16 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2666
  • Storage : 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD
  • Operating System : Windows 10 Pro

Performance :

1.3D Mark testing
 
GE75 Raider
GE75 Raider
GE75 Raider

2.Gaming testing (FPS)
Battlefield 5
GE75 Raider
GE75 Raider
GE75 Raider
GE75 Raider
GE75 Raider

Heat and Noise levels :
Even though the RTX 2070 graphics card is not as powerful as RTX 2080, but it still has an amazing performance based on the tests we did above.

Therefore, “how could a gaming laptop with RTX 2070 keep this kind of peak performance?” would be a good question. And for that, our ace in the hole is the Cooler Boost 5 with 2 big fans plus 7 heat pipes which would definitely strike the balance between performance and efficiency.

Battlefield 5 temperature test I took some photos but upload only two of them which show the highest temperature.
GE75 Raider
GE75 Raider

GE75 Raider
And this kind of temperature performance is outstanding.
GE75 Raider

When I was playing Battlefield 5, I usually set the fan to be auto because there’s no need to turn on the Cooler Boost during most of the games.
 

Visual :

Just like what I said in the last article about GT75 Titan when we were playing Battlefield 5, we were paying so much attention to those reflections and refractions which are presented by the Ray Tracing. And then we realized that MSI laptops have a really “eye-catching” feature called True Color, things just got totally different.

True Color is a color calibration technology in MSI laptops and brings you the accurate color and the more vivid scenes.
GE75 Raider

With True Color, all the games supporting Ray Tracing are much more real. Just like we’re really in the battleground and facing a real war. And probably, playing computer games with RTX graphics card is a milestone in the gaming industry and a whole new world for the gamers.
 

Audio :

1. Giant Speaker
GE75 Raider

The lowest dB sound I’ve tested.
GE75 Raider

The loudest sound GE75 made through the test.

I tried to search for some loud music on YouTube for the test. As the result, the sound can easily fill a 33 square meter room. And this test just lasted around one minute because my ear can’t bear it anymore.

2.ESS SABRE HiFi DAC
The headphone output of GE75 Raider is ESS SABRE HiFi DAC, supporting a high-quality level of Hi-Res at 192kHz/24bit.

So, based on these two features, we can realize that the high-resolution audio output is not only featured by GT and GS series but also GE75.
 

Control :

1.Dragon Center (System Tuner) Dragon Center has a lot of functions which could help gamers play games in a very convenient way, especially the “System Tuner”.

You can see the settings we had above during the gameplay of Battlefield 5 are all the best, and it really took a lot of performance to present all these amazing scenes, and that’s why System Tuner matters to gamers.
GE75 Raider

When we run some heavy-loading games, it’s obvious that we can’t enjoy the game smoothly if we don’t have a strong cooling system. And MSI happens to have the strongest cooling system. When we are confronting that problem while playing games we just need to change the settings in System Tuner and the problem solved. “Turbo” plus “Cooler Boost” is all we need, and because of that, we can enjoy those games freely. Of course, sometimes we just want to play some casual games, the settings in System Tuner can also be changed to be not that powerful. System Tuner is really a great tool to meet gamers’ needs.

2.Keyboard
Every keyboard of MSI laptops plays a significant role in shooting games, especially in Battlefield 5. Battlefield 5 is a war game, the gunshots and the strikes from the enemies are pretty intense. In such a harsh environment, fast and precise actions could help you win the game.

GE75 has the backlit gaming keyboard with fast rebounding and makes your every move unbeatable.
GE75 Raider
GE75 Raider

With SteelSeries Engine 3, you can easily find the right key to press because of the customizable color.
 

Verdict :

MSI GE75 Raider is like the GT75, both of them are well-rounded gaming laptops, but GE75 has less gaming features. If I have to say, which part of GE75 I like the most, I think it’s the audio part. Because every manufacturer only boasts the high-resolution audio output in their strongest models, MSI GE75 is not one of them and still has a great audio experience. That makes me enjoy the time that I’ve spent with GE75.

Not just for gaming, when I watched some series, the audio experience just made me pretty satisfied. And the IPS-level panel as well. Some explosion scenes in the movie were satisfactory.

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