MSI’s most recent GS66 Stealth may look such in 2015’s style, nonetheless it has a large amount a whole lot much more going for it. It’s powered by NVIDIA’s new RTX 30- collection GPUs, as well as additionally it is amongst the extremely initial computer video gaming notepad with a 1440 p (or 2K) display screen. That’s a big deal. For the last number of years, laptop gamers can choose from low-resolution, 1080 p display screens with fast refresh costs, or 4K show screens that stuff in a great deals of pixels, yet furthermore require a tons of power to make computer game.

1440 p is a terrific middle ground: It’s sharper than 1080 p, nonetheless isn’t as needing as 4K. The MSI GS66 Stealth, along with numerous other notepad flaunting 1440 p, furthermore maintains fast refresh costs to make gameplay look silky smooth. Take this new display screen modern technology, a lot more power as well as additionally the relatively slim design of the GS66 entirely, as well as additionally it resembles a victor?


  • Moderate as well as additionally neat design
  • Sustains NVIDIA’s RTX 30- collection GPUs
  • Quick along with smooth 240 Hz 1440 p display screen option


  • Exceptionally loud fans
  • Key-board can utilize much much better remarks
  • Needs hands-on GPU tweaking often

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Essentially, yes. I came throughout one substantial negative aspect: loads of fan audio. That’s the rate of packing a whole lot devices right into a slim notepad. As well as while fan audio is something every COMPUTER SYSTEM gamer requires to take care of, the GS66’s cooling off system was much louder than most of.

However enable’s start with the outstanding points. As rapidly as I got the GS66, equipped with NVIDIA’s RTX 3080 mobile GPU, Intel’s i7-10870 H CPU as well as additionally 16 GB of RAM, I immediately established Overwatch to see merely specifically just how well its 240 Hz 1440 p display screen done. I had actually not been pulled down. That 240 Hz number recommends the display screen can offer as high as 4 times as a number of frameworks every second, contrasted to demand 60 Hz display screens. The a lot more details, the smoother everything looks. Pretty simple.

In Overwatch, I reached regarding 175 FPS normally with outstanding graphics arrangements in 1440 p. The fluidness of the gameplay made it easier for me to straighten sniper shots or merely wreak havoc as Junkrat. Certain, I have in fact seen the computer game run additionally quicker on in 2014’s GS66, which had a 300 Hz 1080 p display. That lowered resolution provided a lot less details whenever I lowered to take a close look at Overwatch’s characters as well as additionally stages. With the new 1440 p display screen, I can build factors like the terrific lines in attire, along with far-off points along with players that were a bit careless in 1080 p. I ‘d gladly jeopardize an extremely high refresh rate like 300 Hz for a rather much much better display screen.

MSI GS66 2021

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And additionally while 4K display screens are definitely sharper, video clip pc gaming in 1440 p requires a lot a lot less steed power. You’ll most likely see outstanding end results with the GS66 additionally if it does not have NVIDIA’s most efficient graphics card. The bulk of 4K display screens have in fact mainly been limited to 60 Hz revitalize costs, so additionally if you can run a computer game well, it may never ever before look as smooth as a 1080 p display screen. Paradoxical, isn’t it? We’re seeing 120 Hz 4K shows presently in pricey gadgets like the Razer Blade Pro 17, yet that’s still fairly unusual.

1440 p isn’t a particularly helpful resolution when it entails seeing video, yet the GS66’s display screen still made streaming product look amazing. That 240 Hz panel furthermore made surfing the net along with analysis documents incredibly smooth– though you require to enable NVIDIA’s GPU by hand to see the total benefits of that refresh rate. By default, the GS66 uses NVIDIA’s Optimus modern-day innovation to instantaneously transform in between the system’s included Intel graphics along with the RTX 3080 GPU. That help with battery life, yet it furthermore limits the display screen to an additional usual 60 Hz with bundled graphics. And additionally as a side note: If you’re still not supplied on 1440 p as the appropriate computer video gaming resolution, you can furthermore get the GS66 with a 300 Hz 1080 p display screen or a 4K panel.

PCMark 10

3DMark (TimeSpy Extreme)

Geekbench 5

ATTO (leading reads/writes)

MSI GS66 Stealth (2021, Intel i7-10870 H, NVIDIA RTX 3080 Max-Q)



1,247/ 6,505

3.1 GB/s/ 2.9 GB/s

MSI GS66 Stealth (2020, Intel Core i7-10750 H, NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super Max-Q)



1,159/ 6,901

1.8 GB/s/ 1.8 GB/s

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB (Intel i7-10875 H, NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super Max-Q)



1,137/ 5,681

2.93 GB/s/ 2.59 GB/s

ASUS Zephyrus Duo 15 (Intel i9-10980 HK, NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Max-Q)



1,365/ 8,055

3 GB/s/ 3.24 GB/s

ASUS Zephyrus G14(AMD Ryzen 9 4900 HS, NVIDIA RTX 2060 Max-Q)



1,189/ 7,705

1.7 GB/s/ 1.67 GB/s

Carrying On to a far more needing computer game, the GS66 had the capability to run Control in between 55 as well as additionally 75 FPS with maxed out graphics along with ray mapping arrangements. I required to make use of NVIDIA’s DLSS modern-day innovation to obtain that smooth gameplay though, which recommends it remained in truth being supplied at a resolution much less than 1440 p, before being scaled down up with AI solutions. Offered merely specifically just how requiring ray mapping can be, I have in fact situated DLSS to practically be a demand with Control, no matter which system I’m making use of.