Both are DirectX 11 benchmarks, but Sky Diver is more suited to midrange PCs while Fire Strike is more demanding and made for high-end PCs to strut their stuff. The average user, and even the average gamer, will be content with 60Hz, and may very well never notice higher frame rates at all.
In this test, we loop a video—a locally stored 720p file of the same Tears of Steel short we use in our Handbrake test—with screen brightness set at 50 percent and volume at 100 percent until the system quits. While the “Extreme” setting creates more fan noise, we observed that the Gigabyte Aero 17, when set to its top performance setting, is even louder than the GS66 Stealth.
The rest are pretty straightforward, including a variety of Max-Q, Super, and non-Super GPUs.
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Dimensions: 14.2 x 9.7 x 0.7 inch The keyboard on the GS66 is slightly mushy, but overall we’d say it’s fine.
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That comes at a cost of slightly more weight, but not as much as I expected. The more information you see on the screen, the better chance you have of making the shot in a game. Our eyes say it’s worth it if your enemy is blurring. We use it to assess overall system performance for office-centric tasks such as word processing, spreadsheet jockeying, web browsing, and videoconferencing. In my opinion, the GS66 Stealth checks off what a gaming laptop should be.
This photo test at Blur Busters testufo.com scrolls a photo at maximum refresh of the panel. The best way to describe the generous port selection on the GS66 Stealth is with photos. Palm rejection, however, is quite good. But we understand space is at a premium. Storage: 1TB SSD NVMe PCIe 3.0 Given that MSI made sure to note that it included a big 99.9-watt-hour battery (the largest allowed for plane travel) in this laptop, you could view the result as disappointing. PCMag, PCMag.com and PC Magazine are among the federally registered trademarks of Ziff Davis, LLC and may not be used by third parties without explicit permission. We also did some initial testing of the first mobile Super GPUs we got our hands on. In this revision, MSI has somehow stuffed the new 10th-Gen Intel i9 processor and the new Nvidia RTX Super GPUs into a thin package. As for the storage test, all of these SSDs hung together closely, providing fast boot and load speeds. There are 1TB SSD options too, which might be smarter buys: I think 512GB is a bit cramped for modern games, especially at our model's price. The GPU is a power-efficient Max-Q design, but otherwise there are few compromises packed into this slender body. On the left side, as shown below, you’ll see (left to right) the dedicated charging port, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, and SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps Type-A. There's more to building an awesome laptop than throwing the fastest hardware at it though, and MSI has added complexity by packing the GS66 Stealth into a thin and light chassis. We’ll kick this off with the now-elderly Cinebench R15 test, which measures multi-core 3D modelling performance.
On paper at least the 8-core, 16-thread Core i9 10980HK is a formidable chip, capable of a Max Turbo Frequency of 5.3GHz, although in testing I never saw anything like that.
Having said that, while the GS66 in this guise doesn't quite hit the mark, lesser SKUs will perform nearly as well, look great, and save you a good chunk of cash in the process. Yes, you heard that right. But as you can see, the results are all so close, it’s be hard to tell the difference based on single-core CPU performance for most tasks. The MSI GS66 Stealth is the first of the next-gen gaming laptops announced at the start of April, and it represents the maiden outing for Intel's top-tier Core i9 10980HK and for Nvidia's RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, two of the fastest mobile components around right now. Next is Maxon's CPU-crunching Cinebench R15 test, which is fully threaded to make use of all available processor cores and threads. The GS66's processor didn't end up leading the group in any of these tests, mostly sitting in the middle of the pack. Processor: Intel Core i9 10980HK CPU: Intel 10th-gen, 8-core Core i9-10980HK, Networking: WiFi 6, Killer NIC 2.5Gbps ethernet, Bluetooth 5.1, Weight: 4.6 pounds, add 1.9 pounds for the AC adapter. MSI does somehow fit a Windows Hello biometric camera into the GS66 Stealth’s slender bezel.
We know it’s hard to jam all this hardware into a thin laptop, but MSI seems to have shrugged off the audio. The trackpad is oversized and continues to be centered a little too far to the right for our fat palms. If you want all out performance, you'll want a decent gaming headset. Matthew earned a degree in Mass Communications/Journalism and interned for a college semester at Kotaku, writing about gaming before turning it into part of his career. The original laptop in this line, 2018's GS65 Stealth Thin, had an uncomfortable amount of flex in its lid and around its keyboard when pressure was applied. Unsurprisingly, it was better than the older Core i7 chips of the HP Omen X 2S and the Blade 15. The new GS66 Stealth (starts at $1,499; $2,699 as tested) is a sturdier build with more power, but it loses some of the sleekness and unique flair of its predecessor. It's a 15.6-inch panel with full HD or 1080p resolution, which is normal enough. The keyboard is per-key lit and features a wide-aspect Precision trackpad, which is among the smoothest our fingertips have ever touched. PCWorld helps you navigate the PC ecosystem to find the products you want and the advice you need to get the job done. There was a problem. We’re mostly kidding, but times are changing. The display of third-party trademarks and trade names on this site does not necessarily indicate any affiliation or the endorsement of PCMag.
It's a measurable difference, and you can feel it, but I expected the gain to be larger when I first lifted the GS66. Another year, another revision to MSI's 15-inch GS line of gaming notebooks. Still, the GS66 makes for a pretty good multimedia laptop, able to handle photo or video workloads decently well.
This is the top end version of the GS66, and costs a good chunk of cash, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to find out that the rest of the specification is as impressive as the headline CPU and GPU.
We'll wait and see how competing flagship laptops implement these fresh parts before awarding a new winner for the high-end tier. We run them at 1080p resolution at the games' medium and best image-quality settings (Normal and Ultra for Far Cry 5 under DirectX 11, Medium and Very High for Rise of the Tomb Raider under DirectX 12). It depends who you ask. Given this is Intel's top end chip, it doesn't really do enough to warrant the price premium over the likes of the i7 10750H that is also available in the same svelte chassis.
The MSI GS66 Stealth is the latest GS-series laptop from the company, and it continues the tradition of pushing the envelope on thin-and-light gaming machines. The touchpad is a little unwieldy, as it's quite large and right-clicking feels more challenging than it should be. The MSI GS66 Stealth is a well-built and potent high-end gaming laptop, but it has a few shortcomings (especially considering the price of our review configuration) and loses some of the identity of its predecessor.
A strong all-black gaming machine with some cutting-edge features. Still, it's mostly good enough, and I have no complaints about the touchpad—it's a bit wider than average, which is nice, and tracks smoothly. In the MSI Dragon Center you'll find the options to do this under the 'User Scenario' settings, where the main options are Extreme Performance, Balanced, SIlent, and Super Battery. For that, you get the 300Hz display mentioned, as well as an Intel Core i7-10750H processor, 32GB of memory, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Max-Q) GPU, and a 512GB solid-state drive. The 1080p, 144Hz panel was markedly better. The MSI GS66 Stealth gaming laptop packs a 10th gen Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, and 300Hz screen into a surprisingly thin and light body. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer. In this case, it's rendered in the eponymous Unigine engine, offering a different 3D workload scenario for a second opinion on each laptop's graphical prowess. The same trend from the synthetic tests continued in Far Cry 5, but the Aero 15’s oddly low performance in Rise of the Tomb Raider put the GS66 Stealth on top. Starting with the aesthetics, MSI opted for an all-black look here, ditching the gold accents on the lid, vents, and touchpad. Even with the changes, this puts it right on par with a top competitor like the Razer Blade 15 (0.7 by 14 by 9.25 inches). It offers great performance, but when you look at the rest of the picture there’s just a lot that’s left to be desired. Occasionally some benchmarking software will crash on a particular system, and it's not really an indictment of either, just an unseen conflict. Because the Cinebench test is brief—basically a sprint, we run a second CPU test that’s more of a marathon, so we can see how the CPU performs under extended load.
Connectivity: 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C/Thunderbolt 3/DisplayPort, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, 3x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x Headphone/Mic Matthew Buzzi is a Hardware Analyst at PCMag, focusing on laptops and desktops with a specialty in gaming systems and games. At a glance, the two look the same, but they diverge in size, feel, and color scheme.
PCMark 10 Express: 5092 points If you're looking for numbers on this we hit 45dB for the fans during Cinebench (measured at head height in a normal sitting position).
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