MSI GL63 8Rx / 8Sx / 9Sx - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 7600GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows OS, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
Dimensions
383 x 260 x 29.5 mm (15.08" x 10.24" x 1.16")
Weight
2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 4K@30Hz
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm cobo jack, SPDIF + 1x Mic-in
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Speakers 2x 3W
  • Optical drive optional
  • Security Lock slot

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

Buy our profiles for N156HGA-EAL (MSI GL63 8RC) / 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN

In addition to receiving efficient and health-friendly profiles, by buying LaptopMedia's products you also support the development of our labs, where we test devices in order to produce the most objective reviews possible.

Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

$4.96
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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the MSI GL63 8Rx / 8Sx / 9Sx series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the MSI GL63 8Rx / 8Sx / 9Sx series.

 

MSI GL63 8Rx / 8Sx / 9Sx in-depth review

Today we have another MSI notebook for you - the GL63 8RC. It's a very similar notebook to the MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD that we recently reviewed but it's more affordable. The design is almost the same and the hardware is very similar. However, there are a few differences that make the Gl63 8RC a unique device.The most distinguishing fact is that the GL63 8RC can only be configured with a GTX 1050 GPU rather than the more powerful GTX 1050 Ti. There are also some differences between the designs [...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Very good cooling system
  • Broad color range – 100% sRGB, 96% DCI-P3 in CIE1976 (N156HGA-EAL)
  • Great keyboard
  • More affordable than the MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD

Cons

  • Inaccurate colors (N156HGA-EAL, fixed by our profiles)
  • Poor battery life
  • All-plastic build

Games you can play on this laptop series

Minecraft
 
 
Bench
1946
fps
96
fps
 
 
-35%
1239
fps
83
fps
 
 
-37%
1179
fps
101
fps
 
 
-41%
1119
fps
85
fps
 
 
-63%
703
fps
48
fps
 
 
-78%
379
fps
62
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
156
fps
97
fps
79
fps
50
fps
-16%
137
fps
77
fps
63
fps
43
fps
-17%
138
fps
76
fps
61
fps
42
fps
-24%
136
fps
66
fps
54
fps
34
fps
-50%
95
fps
41
fps
33
fps
23
fps
-59%
79
fps
33
fps
26
fps
18
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Apex Legends
 
Bench
262
fps
203
fps
147
fps
 
-13%
229
fps
179
fps
126
fps
 
-15%
212
fps
178
fps
128
fps
 
-18%
219
fps
166
fps
116
fps
 
-50%
137
fps
100
fps
71
fps
 
-67%
87
fps
67
fps
47
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
102
fps
93
fps
43
fps
24
fps
-26%
84
fps
60
fps
35
fps
16
fps
 
-26%
84
fps
59
fps
35
fps
15
fps
-27%
96
fps
62
fps
34
fps
-
-54%
64
fps
36
fps
20
fps
-
-69%
43
fps
25
fps
13
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
 
 
Bench
227
fps
197
fps
 
 
 
-16%
184
fps
172
fps
 
 
-21%
173
fps
161
fps
 
 
 
-24%
166
fps
155
fps
 
 
 
-49%
117
fps
101
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
180
fps
145
fps
84
fps
62
fps
-1%
173
fps
174
fps
73
fps
46
fps
 
-13%
163
fps
124
fps
72
fps
49
fps
-15%
158
fps
121
fps
72
fps
49
fps
-28%
171
fps
92
fps
49
fps
29
fps
-39%
145
fps
77
fps
40
fps
24
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
136
fps
120
fps
92
fps
 
-13%
117
fps
105
fps
80
fps
 
-16%
114
fps
101
fps
79
fps
 
-19%
109
fps
98
fps
76
fps
 
-48%
72
fps
63
fps
47
fps
 
-63%
51
fps
44
fps
33
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
93
fps
79
fps
66
fps
58
fps
 
-12%
84
fps
71
fps
57
fps
49
fps
 
-17%
80
fps
67
fps
54
fps
46
fps
 
-21%
76
fps
64
fps
51
fps
44
fps
 
-65%
41
fps
33
fps
23
fps
8
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
638
fps
298
fps
176
fps
 
-11%
589
fps
262
fps
137
fps
 
-17%
534
fps
247
fps
144
fps
 
-23%
622
fps
160
fps
79
fps
 
-36%
361
fps
206
fps
141
fps
 
-44%
422
fps
138
fps
66
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
215
fps
173
fps
146
fps
97
fps
-19%
176
fps
138
fps
120
fps
80
fps
-20%
169
fps
135
fps
118
fps
80
fps
-22%
180
fps
132
fps
110
fps
72
fps
-54%
104
fps
78
fps
65
fps
43
fps
-66%
77
fps
56
fps
47
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
 
Bench
126
fps
98
fps
88
fps
 
 
-17%
105
fps
81
fps
73
fps
 
-21%
100
fps
77
fps
69
fps
 
-57%
53
fps
42
fps
38
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
425
fps
375
fps
338
fps
 
-4%
379
fps
335
fps
379
fps
 
-24%
323
fps
290
fps
252
fps
 
-27%
338
fps
281
fps
217
fps
 
-46%
220
fps
200
fps
193
fps
 
-49%
210
fps
195
fps
174
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
 
 
Bench
214
fps
199
fps
 
 
 
-11%
202
fps
165
fps
 
 
 
-17%
182
fps
160
fps
 
 
 
-19%
176
fps
159
fps
 
 
 
-39%
157
fps
96
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
209
fps
129
fps
87
fps
68
fps
-18%
183
fps
108
fps
68
fps
47
fps
-20%
163
fps
103
fps
71
fps
55
fps
-25%
145
fps
102
fps
71
fps
54
fps
-49%
116
fps
67
fps
40
fps
29
fps
-65%
77
fps
48
fps
28
fps
21
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
94
fps
88
fps
80
fps
61
fps
-10%
89
fps
80
fps
71
fps
50
fps
-11%
88
fps
80
fps
69
fps
50
fps
-15%
82
fps
75
fps
66
fps
50
fps
-34%
70
fps
61
fps
51
fps
32
fps
-46%
57
fps
49
fps
41
fps
26
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
499
fps
402
fps
362
fps
 
-16%
416
fps
332
fps
315
fps
 
-18%
427
fps
295
fps
313
fps
 
-42%
242
fps
251
fps
235
fps
 
-47%
230
fps
221
fps
213
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
179
fps
143
fps
133
fps
123
fps
-18%
155
fps
119
fps
104
fps
98
fps
-19%
146
fps
119
fps
105
fps
99
fps
 
-20%
145
fps
115
fps
105
fps
97
fps
-44%
109
fps
82
fps
69
fps
63
fps
-55%
90
fps
67
fps
55
fps
50
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
180
fps
160
fps
144
fps
122
fps
-1%
181
fps
151
fps
142
fps
124
fps
 
-8%
181
fps
147
fps
127
fps
105
fps
-17%
146
fps
127
fps
123
fps
108
fps
-21%
142
fps
119
fps
116
fps
103
fps
-22%
151
fps
122
fps
109
fps
89
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
173
fps
171
fps
171
fps
148
fps
-14%
176
fps
146
fps
138
fps
113
fps
-14%
173
fps
145
fps
134
fps
115
fps
-18%
165
fps
135
fps
132
fps
109
fps
-50%
120
fps
82
fps
70
fps
61
fps
-62%
83
fps
63
fps
58
fps
50
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
 
Bench
196
fps
181
fps
157
fps
 
-21%
154
fps
142
fps
127
fps
 
-26%
141
fps
131
fps
125
fps
 
-35%
121
fps
115
fps
109
fps
 
-46%
107
fps
99
fps
80
fps
 
-68%
65
fps
60
fps
47
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
111
fps
103
fps
90
fps
59
fps
-17%
93
fps
85
fps
74
fps
48
fps
-18%
90
fps
84
fps
74
fps
49
fps
-19%
90
fps
83
fps
73
fps
48
fps
-46%
61
fps
56
fps
49
fps
30
fps
-57%
48
fps
45
fps
39
fps
24
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
121
fps
105
fps
79
fps
62
fps
-13%
114
fps
91
fps
64
fps
49
fps
-16%
101
fps
88
fps
66
fps
52
fps
-19%
96
fps
86
fps
65
fps
51
fps
-40%
90
fps
62
fps
40
fps
29
fps
-52%
72
fps
49
fps
31
fps
24
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
393
fps
277
fps
 
 
-23%
307
fps
212
fps
 
 
 
-26%
260
fps
238
fps
 
 
-30%
268
fps
202
fps
 
 
-42%
267
fps
121
fps
 
 
-55%
160
fps
140
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
132
fps
104
fps
101
fps
67
fps
-14%
123
fps
88
fps
84
fps
53
fps
-24%
94
fps
80
fps
78
fps
56
fps
-25%
92
fps
78
fps
76
fps
55
fps
-42%
96
fps
56
fps
50
fps
32
fps
-58%
71
fps
40
fps
37
fps
23
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
177
fps
169
fps
 
 
-3%
174
fps
163
fps
 
 
-10%
160
fps
151
fps
 
 
-16%
150
fps
139
fps
 
 
-27%
132
fps
120
fps
 
 
-28%
132
fps
117
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
 
Bench
127
fps
66
fps
31
fps
 
-15%
115
fps
52
fps
24
fps
 
-18%
99
fps
57
fps
27
fps
 
-22%
94
fps
55
fps
26
fps
 
-45%
77
fps
32
fps
15
fps
 
-60%
55
fps
24
fps
11
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
266
fps
243
fps
176
fps
 
-13%
250
fps
212
fps
135
fps
 
-23%
211
fps
178
fps
139
fps
 
-25%
196
fps
176
fps
140
fps
 
-38%
211
fps
132
fps
81
fps
 
-46%
188
fps
112
fps
69
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
312
fps
253
fps
240
fps
222
fps
-15%
256
fps
214
fps
206
fps
196
fps
-16%
286
fps
208
fps
195
fps
176
fps
-33%
132
fps
199
fps
190
fps
170
fps
-44%
202
fps
138
fps
125
fps
111
fps
-60%
144
fps
99
fps
90
fps
80
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
695
fps
316
fps
 
 
-14%
580
fps
294
fps
 
 
-23%
507
fps
276
fps
 
 
-36%
465
fps
181
fps
 
 
-45%
335
fps
219
fps
 
 
-49%
361
fps
156
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
 
Bench
89
fps
79
fps
72
fps
 
-7%
85
fps
73
fps
66
fps
 
-9%
82
fps
71
fps
65
fps
 
-11%
80
fps
70
fps
64
fps
 
-19%
80
fps
62
fps
53
fps
 
-34%
65
fps
50
fps
44
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
395
fps
398
fps
60
fps
 
-15%
341
fps
324
fps
60
fps
 
-21%
264
fps
351
fps
57
fps
 
-24%
287
fps
306
fps
57
fps
 
-36%
237
fps
254
fps
57
fps
 
-40%
228
fps
221
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
 
Bench
170
fps
162
fps
122
fps
 
-17%
139
fps
133
fps
104
fps
 
-17%
138
fps
132
fps
105
fps
 
-20%
137
fps
129
fps
98
fps
 
-52%
81
fps
78
fps
60
fps
 
-62%
65
fps
60
fps
46
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
155
fps
114
fps
100
fps
80
fps
-14%
138
fps
102
fps
82
fps
65
fps
-16%
126
fps
98
fps
86
fps
69
fps
-21%
113
fps
91
fps
83
fps
68
fps
-42%
103
fps
64
fps
54
fps
41
fps
-53%
82
fps
52
fps
44
fps
34
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
181
fps
172
fps
160
fps
138
fps
-13%
170
fps
149
fps
134
fps
113
fps
-17%
168
fps
142
fps
126
fps
106
fps
 
-17%
166
fps
143
fps
125
fps
106
fps
-48%
108
fps
90
fps
77
fps
65
fps
-63%
75
fps
64
fps
55
fps
46
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rise of the Tomb Raider
173
fps
145
fps
84
fps
56
fps
-11%
167
fps
130
fps
67
fps
44
fps
-12%
158
fps
125
fps
72
fps
47
fps
-20%
134
fps
112
fps
71
fps
48
fps
-42%
121
fps
80
fps
39
fps
26
fps
-52%
102
fps
65
fps
31
fps
20
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
238
fps
206
fps
178
fps
 
-4%
242
fps
192
fps
165
fps
 
-11%
208
fps
188
fps
158
fps
 
-13%
201
fps
183
fps
157
fps
 
-19%
190
fps
170
fps
141
fps
 
-35%
154
fps
134
fps
115
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
 
Bench
214
fps
199
fps
 
 
-11%
202
fps
165
fps
 
 
-17%
182
fps
160
fps
 
 
 
-19%
176
fps
159
fps
 
 
-39%
157
fps
93
fps
 
 
-51%
127
fps
77
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
 
Bench
107
fps
94
fps
84
fps
 
-5%
103
fps
89
fps
78
fps
 
-14%
92
fps
79
fps
73
fps
 
-22%
84
fps
71
fps
66
fps
 
 
-32%
76
fps
62
fps
56
fps
 
-46%
61
fps
49
fps
44
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
262
fps
212
fps
 
 
-9%
220
fps
209
fps
 
 
-16%
231
fps
167
fps
 
 
-32%
168
fps
156
fps
 
 
-34%
165
fps
150
fps
 
 
-37%
166
fps
132
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
 
Bench
200
fps
200
fps
200
fps
 
-11%
187
fps
174
fps
170
fps
 
-17%
186
fps
158
fps
155
fps
 
-17%
172
fps
164
fps
159
fps
 
-44%
135
fps
100
fps
98
fps
 
-56%
96
fps
84
fps
82
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
168
fps
151
fps
143
fps
117
fps
-8%
161
fps
141
fps
124
fps
105
fps
-17%
143
fps
124
fps
118
fps
97
fps
-19%
137
fps
120
fps
115
fps
95
fps
-31%
152
fps
94
fps
79
fps
73
fps
-45%
121
fps
74
fps
63
fps
58
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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