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MSI GE73 Raider RGB 8RF Laptop Review (i7-8750H/GTX1070)

Since the  MSI GE73 Raider RGB 8RF is meant to give gaming desktops a run for their money, we will be testing it against the Overclockers UK Cobalt Overclocked Gaming PC, the DinoPC Primal Ragnarok and Cyberpower Infinity X66 GTX, although not every test is compared to all three systems. The battery test will be compared to a selection of notebooks we have reviewed recently.

Overclockers UK Cobalt Overclocked Gaming PC Specification:

Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300 Glass Midi Tower Case – Black.
Lighting: Phanteks RGB LED Strip Starter Kit.
CPU: Intel Core i3-8350K 4.0GHz (Coffee Lake) Socket LGA1151 Processor (overclocked to 4.8GHz).
Motherboard: ASUS TUF Z370-Plus Gaming Intel Z370 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard.
CPU Cooling: Alpenfohn Brocken ECO CPU Cooler – 120 mm.
Graphics: ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 Turbo 6144MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card.
Memory: Team Group Vulcan T-Force 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-24000C16 3000MHz DDR4 Memory.
SSD: 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD 2.5in SATA 6Gbps SSD.
HDD: 1TB Seagate BarraCuda 7200rpm SATA HDD.
Power Supply: Cougar VTX 550W 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply.
Operating System: Windows 10 64 bit.
Warranty: 3 Years Warranty – Collect and Return.
Price: £1,234.94 (inc. VAT)

DinoPC Primal Ragnarok Specification:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X processor 3.6GHz-4.0GHz
Motherboard: Gigabyte AB350N Gaming WIFI (Socket AM4, 2x DDR4, Mini-ITX)
Memory: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz
Graphics: MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor OC 8GB
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet
SSD: Samsung 256GB Polaris PM961 M.2 NVMe PCIe
HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 3.5″ SATA III
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Black/Red (No Optical Drive, Mini-ITX)
Power supply: Corsair TX650M 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified PSU
Operating System: Windows 10
Warranty: 5 year Bronze warranty
Price: £1,343 inc VAT.

Cyberpower Infinity X66 GTX Specification:

CPU: Intel Core i5-8600K Coffee Lake Six Core Processor OC 4.3GHz.
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240mm Liquid Cooling.
Motherboard Chipset: MSI Z370-A Pro.
Memory: Adata 16GB (2 x 8GB) 2400MHz DDR4.
Primary Drive: Corsair Force LE200 240GB Solid State Drive.
Secondary Hard Drive: 2TB Seagate Hard Drive 7200rpm 6Gb/s.
Graphics Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB.
Power Supply: Cooler Master MasterWatt 600W 80Plus.
Case: In Win 101 Mid Tower w/ Tempered Glass Panel.
Lighting: 1 Red LED on rear fan. Red LED on In Win 101 Logo.
Audio: Onboard 7.1HD Audio.
LAN: Gigabit LAN.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 64Bit.
Price: £1,199 inc VAT.

Tests:
Futuremark 3DMark 2.4 – Fire Strike
Maxon Cinebench R15 – All-core CPU and OpenGL graphics benchmark
Futuremark PC Mark 8 – Battery testing
Crystal DiskMark 6.0 – SSD and HDD transfer rates
Rise of the Tomb Raider – 1920 x 1080, Very High quality
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – 1920 x 1080, High quality

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