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MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG review (Core i9-9880H, RTX 2080)

3 Comments

  1. Sonia

    August 10, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Hi,
    I'm considering buying same msi but 2020 model with i9 and 2070 super max-q.
    I've seen reviews showing how i9 throttles and gets really hot. Have you experienced those issues?
    I'm considering Razer blade 15 advanced with 2080 as an option. Is Razer really worth the money?

    I hope for your fast response, I have my msi reserved and waiting but I'm not sure about i9…

    Best,
    Sonia

    • Derek Sullivan

      August 10, 2020 at 3:44 pm

      I can't speak to the i9 in the 2020 model as it's a CPU I haven't seen yet. It's safe to say it's going to throttle a little bit though.

      I did review the Razer Blade 17, which has identical specs to the Razer Blade 15. Note that the i7-10875H in that model performed slightly better than the i9-9880H in this review. Now the i9-10980HK should outperform the i7-10875H, however I've seen the opposite in multiple sources so it's probably best to just trust those sources over looking at straight up specs. Unless you're a content creator, I don't think you'll notice the difference anyways and should probably rely on thermals as your motivator. That said, if you read that RB17 review, it's probably going to be similar to what I think about the 2020 Razer Blade 15 which I should have on hand next month. I rely liked the "Auto" mode in that model because it lowered the power limit on the CPU to make thermals awesome, and you could always increase it to max when needed. No idea if Dragon center does that with the new GS75, but you could always program it manually with Throttlestop, if you're savvy and patient enough to set it up.

      Fwiw, I've been a long time MSI user but switched to Razer early last year and haven't regretted it. The specs are nearly the same, but the build quality and design aspects on the Blades are a lot nicer and worth the extra few hundred dollars if you ask me. Quality control kind of sucks on both companies, so be sure to inspect it thoroughly if and when you get one. You'll also have less quirks on the Razer like comparing the trackpads for example.

    • Andrei Girbea

      August 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      I'll just add that this review should help estimate what you can expect from an 8Core processor in this kind of a chassis: https://www.ultrabookreview.com/40683-msi-creator-17-review-miniled/ . The Creator 17 and the GS75 have a nearly identical internal design and thermal module.

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