MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: GS75 Stealth
Laptop announced date: 30th November -0001
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
Today's review of the gaming MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop explores the performance to value relationship of its hardware components. We will be comparing some of the most demanding games to see some expected frame rates for the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop and understand the type of price to performance on offer.
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Is the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Good
Processor - The Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz is an excellent gaming CPU for 2021. The 6 cores that this processor has is excellent and very capable for today and future AAA gaming.
Graphics Card - This laptop graphics solution can run plenty of modern AAA game releases in 2021 and is a good gaming laptop GPU choice. The 8GB that this graphics solution has is excellent for all modern gaming.
System Memory - This laptop system memory is excellent at meeting today’s 2021 system requirements demands and with its 16GB of RAM it will certainly meet the requirements of games into the near future as well.
Screen Size - We were looking for 17 inch panels as the gaming standard for top tier gaming laptops. You can certainly game on smaller laptops but we have found that often the extra physical space helps provide 2021 games with the chance to read and make out in game menus and details that smaller panels can struggle to display clearly. So this 17.3" panel is an excellent gaming laptop choice for screen size.
Refresh Rate - Gaming laptops might well be capable of getting high frames per second nowadays, but sometimes the laptop comes with a 60Hz refresh rate. This refresh rate is the number of times an image can be displayed by the screen. So if your graphics card and processor can get 100 FPS in most games, it will only ever be displayed by the laptop as 60FPS because of the refresh rate of 60Hz. Look for 120Hz on a good gaming laptop, or 144Hz on an excellent gaming laptop So refresh rates are pretty important.This laptop has an excellent screen for gaming with its 240Hz refresh rate. But look for a panel that is over 60Hz for a gaming laptop and that should be ok too.
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card gaming performance in the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop
A key choice in any gaming laptop is making sure we identify the right graphics card in the laptop and know what it is capable of in today's gaming landscape. With this laptop we are taking a closer look at how its total laptop value compares to its capability when it comes to running modern demanding games. Also lets take a look at it when running modern popular games like, God of War 2018 or God of War: Ragnarok in ultra graphics settings on its native screen resolution of 1080p. The GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q card that's powering the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop, when compared to today’s top 500 most demanding games, can run 491 at min system specs and will run 321 games when comparing to their increased recommended system requirements.
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Comparing MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
We really want to see how the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 will compare across all permutations of the GS75 Stealth model range. This will give us a good sense of how well it sits in terms of cost to performance within its own lineup, and will better help us decide if this laptop represents good value to us today.
With a P2P rating currently of 0 out of 10 for the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. This relative value will change as hardware costs and their performance change over time for laptops. This GS75 Stealth configuration is placed at 15th position, when we order the range by their price to performance ratings. Those getting closer to the 1st position in this list will be better gaming laptops for their price.
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|Processor||Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 2666MHz|
17.3 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 240Hz
It's good to see how this GS75 Stealth laptop compares to models outside of its own model range as well. If we look at the very best P2P laptop, the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, our laptop has % performance difference when comparing its price to performance rating. That top laptop currently has a listed price of $999. Second on the Price to Performance laptop ranking at the moment is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 which we have a recorded price of $1049. If we compare our laptop to this one then our laptop returns with % performance/ price rating figure than it.
How does the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
You might be considering a CPU heavy laptop and wondering how this GS75 Stealth laptop does in the grand scheme of CPU focused laptops. Let's compare this laptop with a top CPU performance laptop available today and see how its CPU performance stacks up. A suitable comparison laptop that is CPU focused is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. This represents one of the laptops for the current cheapest price with the most powerful CPUs in it today. It has the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor tucked inside it which can deliver 35% better performance when compared to our CPU, Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz which is found in this review laptop.
Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop CPU can currently meet or beat 451 game’s recommended system requirements when we put the 500 most demanding games into a list. With a list of 500 Minimum system specs put in a similar most demanding order this changes to it being able to run 499 games.
Recommended processor requirements for modern games increase all the time, so we thought we would compare the performance of our laptop CPU to some popular games of today. First off there is Far Cry 6 and our laptop CPU delivers 9% better performance compared to that game’s requirement. Next we have God of War: Ragnarok in which we see our laptop processor has 41% better performance compared to the game's CPU specs. And then there is 31% better performance when we put our laptop cpu against God of War 2018 recommended specs.
How does the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
One of the most important focuses of a gaming PC is the graphics card and our review laptop is certainly no different. As such we will want to know how well our GS75 Stealth laptop performs in the graphical visuals area compared to what is available on the current laptop market. A great way to consider this is by putting it into a comparison against a well priced laptop that has the most powerful laptop GPU around at the moment, and then we can review its performance against that top graphics card laptop. Today’s MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K comes with one of the more powerful laptop graphics solutions available for game crunching at the moment, making it a good one to compare against our review laptops GPU. We will use its GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB to compare against our GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q card. The top end laptop’s GPU currently delivers 53% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q.
The GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q Graphics Card found in this machine can currently run 321 games of the top 500 most demanding games right now. This is basically how many recommended game system requirements our laptop GPU beats in performance today, but we will update this figure as new games come out. This is 491 games when looking at beating minimum system requirements.
Some of the most popular games today are really the primary benchmark for any laptop’s ability, so we thought we should compare our laptop GPU GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q against God of War 2018. This video card performance comparison saw our laptop deliver 20% better performance against the game’s recommended GPU system requirements. Then we have Far Cry 6 and our laptop was 16% worse in graphics performance and another popular title today is God of War: Ragnarok which we saw our review laptop get 12% better compared to our laptop gpu.
The MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
The MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 has a physical 17.3" screen size and a fixed number of pixels in that screen of 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall, or 1080p resolution. So is it ok to go for a 1080p laptop like this one or should I be considering a 4K screen resolution laptop instead of this? The refresh rate of a 4K laptop panel is often 60Hz. This figure sets a 60 frames per second cap that locks a game to no matter the capability of the hardware in the 4K laptop. However, today’s AAA games, when running at Ultra graphics settings and 4K resolution, usually require hardware that we don't see in laptops or desktops to even reach that 60FPS cap. With a bigger refresh rate helping your FPS this MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 has 240Hz screen refresh rate variants available.
Drop the 4K screen resolution on your AAA games to 1080p to increase the games frame rate to something more playable, and in doing so will make a game look blurry as it wouldn't be displayed in the 4K laptop’s native resolution. And so is there a point in getting a 4K screen laptop at the moment? The 1080p laptop could run games you love at 4K resolution, with a few tweaks to the graphics settings? In this situation you can always plug the gaming laptop you are not on the move, plug the laptop into a 144Hz or better desktop monitor that’s 28inches and comes with a 1440p or 4K resolution to enjoy modern gaming without FPS or size limits.
The primary 4K use would most likely be streaming movie and TV content at that resolution, assuming you have access to these services in 4K. At which point perhaps its enough of a selling point for you to consider a 4K laptop..
At the moment our advice would be, stick to the 1080p laptop panels for now. Your laptop remains portable and 4K laptop’s just aren't quite there yet. The 4K needs to be a no brainer but at the moment you will still have to lower resolution in game to get playable but sub par visuals that still can't raise above 60FPS.
Today’s best 1440p desktop monitor for a laptop is - ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS
A well priced 1440p gaming monitor today is the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS. With its 75Hz refresh rate and a current price of $311.99 it should go nicely with this MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop. To help provide some further information into this desktop monitor price trends we saw it cost a recorded low of $229.99, which we tracked on 9th Mar 2021.
Today’s best 4K desktop monitor for a laptop is - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz
Today’s most competitive 4K gaming monitor by price is Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz and could work well with the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop. It is priced at $618. We have noticed that this 4K monitor has raised its price by $618 recently. And while it is a good 4K monitor even at this current price, it could probably be found for a bit cheaper. Interestingly we spotted this 4k monitor at its lowest recorded price on 13th Nov 2020, where it was priced up as $549.99.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
So why would you get a 4K capable laptop? If you enjoy movies or Netflix at 4K and have access to 4K content via those types of services then perhaps the quality of 4K resolution on a 17inch panel would be a great experience, but we still think you wouldn't miss that 4K.
As you can probably gather from the information above, it's probably not worth the extra cash for a 4K laptop if gaming is your Laptop purpose. 1080p is likely plenty and has enough alternative gaming options for when you want better resolution. It feels like you might not get what you were after if you picked up a shiny new 4K laptop, then was needing to lower game resolution, while getting blurry in-game experience and achieving a max 60FPS when you could push the hardware into better frame rates.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop
Incidentally our price track research shows us that a good gaming mouse is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Its price tag today is $12.99 and is topping our price tracking charts as a best value mouse. Our suggested mouse has actually lowered its price during these past two weeks, dropping by $32.26. This was part of the reason we selected it as a good mouse for the price and a great accompanying peripheral for this laptop. Another point of interest was that we saw this mouse priced at $11.99, which we tracked on 15th Aug 2020.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||IBats X8 gray 9 Btns||$12.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.99|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$49.29|
A headset that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Of the headsets we price track, it is one of the best valued headsets today and currently priced at $36.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $34.99.