Last reviewed: 25th June 2020
Our MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop review today is going to help us understand how well the hardware components in this machine can run today’s modern games. Taking a look at some of the most demanding popular titles we will see some expected frame rates for the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop and understand the type of price to performance on offer.
Is the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - Modern AAA 2021 gaming with the Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz processor is no problem. As it meets game requirements of today it will likely hold its own against future release titles as well, this is an excellent CPU for a gaming laptop. The processor in this laptop has 6 cores, which makes it excellent for modern gamers, minimising the risk of throttling game processes due to a lack of available cores.
Graphics Card - Modern AAA 2021 gaming with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q is no problem, making this an excellent gaming laptop choice of GPU. Dont underestimate the importance of your GPU VRAM in modern gaming. Fortunately this GPU has 8GB, making it an excellent gamers choice of GPU.
System Memory - An excellent amount of system memory, the 16GB is capable of running AAA titles during the 2021 gaming year and we would expect beyond that as well.
Screen Size - This laptop’s 17.3" screen can deliver a good viewable amount of real estate for modern games and in terms of screen size this is a step towards the laptop being an excellent gaming laptop choice. You can of course game on smaller screen laptops, but in game menus could become tricky to see on smaller screens.
Refresh Rate - A gaming laptop wants to have a higher refresh rate to accommodate more frames per second(FPS) in the games it runs. The refresh rate is like a hard cap on the games deliverable FPS. The better the refresh rate the more FPS the laptop can deliver in games, up to the panels refresh rate hertz, and then the sharper the in game play is when the player moves about. This laptop can be found with a screen refresh rate of 240Hz. This laptop’s high refresh rate would make it excellent for serious gaming.
Getting the right graphics card for this mobile gaming machine will be one of our key focuses. As we know it can be tricky to break this down, but we will be looking at how this laptop hardware can run across demanding and popular modern games and therefore how well the price of the machine stacks up against other gaming laptops. A few of the modern demanding or popular games we will be looking at will be, Grand Theft Auto VI, Resident Evil 8 and Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. Seeing how these games run on the laptops native 1080p resolution at ultra will certainly give us something tangible to consider and compare from. The GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q card that's powering the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop, when compared to today’s top 500 most demanding games, can run 499 at min system specs and will run 483 games when comparing to their increased recommended system requirements.
Have you been looking for the best gaming laptop for your buck? Well you have probably encountered what we have, which is that, only certain laptops are normally reviewed and even then the review is often using games that are now getting out of date. So we decided to factor in all permutations of the GS75 Stealth model range and compare them against the price adjustments those hardware variations incur when you change a GPU, for example. And so we have created this MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop price to performance review with a P2P rating to help standardise our comparisons.
We currently give the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop a 0 out of 10 for its P2P score. Where the higher the better rating. As mentioned the figure will adjust as new hardware is released and performance expectations shift over time. This GS75 Stealth configuration is placed at 17th 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.
Show Laptop Specifications
|Processor||Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 2666MHz|
17.3" 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 240Hz
MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-10750H RTX 2060 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1,749.00||100%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,999.00||100%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2,399.00||100%|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2,599.00||100%|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$3,099.00||100%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$3,399.00||100%|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2060 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||Price Unknown|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2060 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||Price Unknown|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||Price Unknown|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
|i7-10750H RTX 2060 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||Price Unknown|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||Price Unknown|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
|i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||Price Unknown|
|i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
Now let's look at where this laptop sits compared to all other laptops, including those outside of the GS75 Stealth range. It currently offers 100% worse rating when comparing its price to performance rating against the best laptop available today for price to performance, which is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which currently costs $999.00. Another one to consider is the 2nd placed Price to Performance laptop, the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. This one has a price listed as $853.00 and our laptop gets 100% worse against its price to performance rating.
One of the key components in a laptop is of course its CPU. So let's see if our GS75 Stealth laptop compares favourably when placed against the laptop that has one of the most powerful CPU’s around today. This comparison will at least help us know how this laptop performs against the top end CPU laptop and we can then see the amount of money we might have to pay to get that sort of laptop. Selecting todays ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop, we will use its mighty Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz to compare against our Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz processor from our review laptop. We can see that the top end CPU currently delivers 45% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz.
Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop CPU can currently meet or beat 463 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 500 games.
But the real test is seeing how well the laptop CPU performs against today's popular games. Our Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz compared against recommended processor requirements for Grand Theft Auto VI delivers 9% better performance while against Resident Evil 8 it’s 9% worse and finally compared to Mass Effect: Legendary Edition it has a performance difference : 9% better.
Wondering how strong this laptop is in the GPU department, then let's have a look at it compared to one of the current best GPU performing laptops available today and this should show us the relative graphics performance of our review model. Lets grab a graphics focused laptop for comparison then. We have chosen the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz laptop for its graphical performance. This big hitting GPU laptop comes with a GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile video card in it that performs 28% better if we bench it against our laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics hardware.
Currently 483 games of the top 500 most demanding games today (recommended graphics requirements) can run on the review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q. Or 499 games of the top 500 most demanding for minimum GPU specs can run on it.
Today’s games are getting more demanding so let's see how our gaming laptop performs against their recommended gpu system requirements. First off we have the Resident Evil 8 which currently our GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q is 15% better next let's see how well it runs against Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. We can see it is 15% better. Ok finally lets see it against Grand Theft Auto VI. Here our laptop is 6% better.
This MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop has a 17.3" physical screen size and displays 1920 pixel by 1080 pixels tall native 1080p resolution. Is this 1080p laptop good for your needs though or should you instead be looking to buy a 4K screen mobile PC rather than this? A 4K panel usually comes with 60Hz screen refresh rate that would be also setting a max FPS on any game played on the laptop, even if it’s laptop hardware could return higher FPS. Factor into the decision process about getting a 4K laptop, that most AAA games would struggle to reach 60 FPS at 4K Ultra graphics settings on today’s regular laptop hardware. The MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop’s monitor can be picked up with 240Hz refresh rate versions.
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? A 1080p laptop can still have some powerful gaming hardware in it and if it is good enough to run AAA games at larger resolutions like 4K or 1440p then attach it to a desktop monitor while you are at home and stationary. If the desktop monitor is pretty good then it wont have a 60Hz refresh rate limiting its FPS count in game. And is likely to be a whole lot more enjoyable playing on a 24 inch or larger monitor than the more standard 15 or 17inch screen normally found on gaming laptops.
Possibly a suitable purpose for a 4K laptop would be if you were keen to watch 4K streaming services like Netflix. At which point perhaps it's 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.
If you wanted a desktop monitor to go with the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop then this ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS would go well and has 75Hz and today’s price of $299.00. For extra price trend information on this desktop 1440p monitor, it reached its lowest tracked price on 9th Mar 2021, where it would cost $229.99.
A well priced 4K gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate is the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz. It has a price today of $629.99 and should be a nice accompaniment to the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop. Providing some more insight, this 4K Monitor has increased its price by $629.99 during these past two weeks. So keep your eyes out as it could be cheaper than we have recorded here today. Once we spot a monitor we like we start price tracking it. The lowest tracked price we have for this monitor was recorded on 13th Nov 2020, where it was seen at $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.
We think don't spend your extra cash on getting a 4K laptop to game on, as it's likely to feel disappointing to buy a super shiny new 4K laptop, then have to lower the resolution while playing your games, delivering a blurry in-game experience, and only getting up to a maximum 60FPS due to the usual 60Hz 4K panel restriction.
If you are looking for a good value mouse to go with your MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop, then the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons is our favourite today, of those we are price tracking. Currently it’s priced at $12.99. It's interesting that even though this is a well priced mouse at the moment, it’s pricing history shows it has increased its price by $12.99 over the past two weeks. Looking over our tracked prices for this mouse, it was at its lowest price on 15th Aug 2020, which had it priced at $11.99.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.99|
|***||Logitech MX Master 2S||$59.99|
Of our price tracked headsets, the gaming headset that catches our eye today, to go well with the MSI GS75 Stealth i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop, is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. Today this headset is priced at $39.99. As a point of interest this headset has increased its price by $39.99 over the past two weeks. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $25.98 on 12th Mar 2020.