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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review, Affordable Rate with Powerful Performance, the Most Complete Benchmark Result

Rate 1000 USD! GF65 Thin 10U, the gaming PC recommended for users who want to cut back on initial investment but don't want to compromise on performance and design. Read this the complete performance reviews.

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  • GeForce RTX™ 30 Series powers the world's fastest laptops for gamers and creators. They're built with the award-winning Ampere — NVIDIA's 2nd gen RTX architecture - with new RT Cores, Tensor Cores, and streaming multiprocessors for the most realistic ray-traced graphics and cutting-edge AI features.
  • Metallic top and keyboard cover paired with futuristic design that's packed for battle.
  • Dedicated thermal solutions for both the CPU and GPU with up to 6 heat pipes, work harmoniously by minimizing the heat and maximizing the airflow for smooth gaming performance in such compact chassis.

Considering the price range for gaming notebook PCs, it can be said that the 1000 USD range is quite cheap. Especially if you have the latest GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU. This time introducing the “GF65 Thin 10U” from MSI. It’s perfect for those who want to start playing PC games. Read the MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review.

MSI’s lineup of gaming notebook PCs is very diverse, but the “GF65 Thin 10U” series is a model that prioritizes cost performance while keeping main unit prices low. If you are considering a gaming laptop, it might be the first to consider. Based on the specifications of this product, it is suitable to find out what is needed and at what price. However, I think the specifications of this product will satisfy a lot of people.

ComponentsMain Specification
Display screen15.6-inch non-glare Full HD (1920 x 1080 dots) / 144Hz refresh rate
CPUCore i7-10750H (2.6-5.0GHz / 6 cores 12 threads)
GPUGeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6
Storage16 GB (8 GB × 2) DDR4
SSD512 GB (M.2 NVMe)
LANRealtek RTL8111HS (10/100/1000Mbps)
Wireless LANWi-Fi 6 AX201 (2 × 2, 11ax, Bluetooth 5.1)
Web camera920,000 pixels (built-in microphone)
InterfacesUSB3.2 Gen1 Type-C x 2
USB3.2 Gen1 Type-A x 2
HDMI x 1
Headphone output (High Resolution compatible) / Microphone input Combo plug x 1
Size359 (W) × 254 (D) × 21.7 (H) mm
Weight1.86Kg
OSWindows 10 Home
Actual selling priceAround 1700 USD (scheduled to be released on May 20, 2021)
GF65-10UE-258JP evaluation machine main specification

At the same time, it also featured a sleek design known as “Thin”. The standard laptop display on a gaming laptop will be easily accepted by a wide variety of users. Despite being called “Thin”, it is a slim model among gaming notebook PCs. It’s 21.7mm thick, and around 10mm thicker than most mobile notebook PCs. Gaming laptops, on the other hand, have a mid-20mm to 30mm range, so they’re definitely slimmer than that.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: Slim body design for gaming laptop

As you can see, “GF 65 Thin 10U” is a fairly well-known concept product with excellent cost performance and sleek appearance. Let’s take a look at each section.

All “added value” are essential functions for gaming. Realize cost performance by simplifying the design, MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review

The “GF65 Thin 10U” screen measures 15.6 inches. Has a size that can be said to be standard for PC gaming notebooks, and uses a full HD panel (1920 x 1080 dots) with standard resolution. In addition, the 144Hz-compatible high refresh rate is an essential condition for today’s gaming notebook PCs. A typical display refresh rate is 60Hz, which rewrites the video 60 times per second. For example, if 60fps is the in-game output, 1fps will sync with 1Hz. Of course, you can play games at 60fps on the 144Hz panel, but the target is 144fps. In esports titles, the immediate reaction to single frame behavior leads to an in-game advantage, so in this case, “GF65 Thin 10U” is compatible with esports titles.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: Full HD resolution type 15.6 with relief feel. Nice immersive feeling with narrow frame
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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: Using a panel that supports the high refresh rate of 144Hz

The liquid crystal top plate has the red MSI dragon emblem drawn on surface treatments such as the hairline. Surface treatments such as hairline are also used for the palm rest. It looks like it’s not metallic because it doesn’t make you uncomfortable when you touch it, but it feels softer.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: The liquid crystal top plate and keyboard surface looks like a hairline

The keyboard uses a Japanese layout without 10 keys. It’s a relatively straightforward array except for the one line to the right of the Enter key, so it might take a little getting used to. In particular, the Windows key, which is often repositioned in the company’s products, is placed on the same left side as the general settings, but temporarily disabled by the utility when the incorrect operation becomes a problem such as during gameplay.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: A gaming laptop with a Japanese keyboard but with the standard layout. If you dare mention it, the Fn key is between the right Alt key and the right Ctrl key

The keyboard has red sides and engraving for increased visibility and is equipped with a red LED backlight to make it easy to distinguish even in the dark. Since it is white and white on a standard notebook PC, it can be said that the design is sufficient to show off as a gaming notebook PC.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: The side of the button cover is red and also has a backlight

The interface is relatively simple too. The left side is the power jack and HDMI, the right side is the audio input/output and USB 3.2 Gen1 (5Gbps) Type-A x 2, USB 3.2 Gen1 (5Gbps) Type-C x 2, 1GbE LAN x 1. It also supports Wi-Fi 6 wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.1. Keeping this simple will also be a point to keep costs down. It’s a shame that USB 3.2 Gen2 isn’t attached, but in fact, it uses an expensive 10 Gbps class transfer rate for the fastest model among portable SSDs.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: Power jack and HDMI on the left side
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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: The right side is the audio input/output and USB 3.2 Gen1 (5Gbps) Type-A x 2, USB 3.2 Gen1 (5Gbps) Type-C x 2, 1GbE LAN x 1
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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: 1GbE network and Wi-Fi 6

For cooling, large inlets are provided on the bottom surface, and drain holes are provided on the left side as well as the left-right side of the rear surface. In other words, it’s a layout that places the fan on the back left and right when viewed from the side of the keyboard.

MSI’s powerful cooling mechanism called “Cooler Boost 5” is a mechanism that transfers heat from the CPU and GPU to the heat sink where the heat pipe is in the fan section and cools it with the airflow from the fan. The left fan with exhaust ports on the side and rear has a larger diameter than the right fan with the exhaust port only at the rear. Four heat pipes are led on the left side, while two are on the right side. In this case, the left side gives off more heat than the right side, so this will be the point to cool the space on the left side efficiently when installing this product.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: A large air intake is provided at the bottom. The copper color visible from the gap is the heatpipe and heatsink

The main body size is 359 (W) x 254 (D) x 21.7 (H) mm, about 1.86 kg. What I want you to pay attention to is the weight. It can be said that the weight is relatively light at less than 2 kg with a PC gaming notebook. It’s not as active as a mobile laptop, but it’s an active product with mobile gaming.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: Even though it is a gaming laptop, mobile is also visible

180W AC adapter. It’s a little bulky but can’t help installing high-performance CPUs & GPUs. However, it is smaller than the AC adapter of previous high-end gaming notebook PCs, which are derided as “lunchboxes.” In that case, you don’t have to worry about where to put it.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: The AC adapter has an output of 180W

Equipped with the new standard “RTX 3060” for full HD gaming on 10th generation Core processors with incredible cost performance

Next, let’s take a look at the internal specifications. The CPU installed in the evaluation machine is Core i7-10750H. Models equipped with Core i5-10200H and Core i5-10500H are also available in this series. Both are 10th generation Core processors, not the latest 11th generation Core processors. However, let’s first consider the number of cores in the game. Currently, many game titles recommend 4 cores and 8 threads. Since the Core i5-10200H has 4 cores and 8 threads it meets the recommended environment. Also, Core i5-10500H and Core i7-10750H have 6 cores and 12 threads, so there’s more space. Those who want higher performance, not just cost performance, should consider the intended use and number of cores.

ComponentsSpec 1 Spec 2 Spec 3
Model nameGF65-10UE-258JPGF65-10UE-063JPGF65-10UE-256JP
CPUCore i7-10750H
(2.6-5.0GHz / 6 core 12 threads)
Core i5-10200H
(2.4-4.1GHz / 4 cores 8 threads)
Core i5-10500H
(2.5-4.5GHz / 6 cores 12 threads)
Storage16GB (8GB × 2) DDR416GB (8GB × 2) DDR48 GB DDR4
Actual selling priceAround 1700 USDAround 1300 USDAround 1300 USD
Screen15.6-inch non-glare Full HD (1920 x 1080 dots) / 144Hz refresh rate
GPUGeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6
SSD512 GB (M.2 NVMe)
LANRealtek RTL8111HS (10/100 / 1000Mbps)
Wireless LANWi-Fi 6 AX201 (2 × 2, 11ax, Bluetooth 5.1)
Web camera920,000 pixels (built-in microphone)
InterfacesUSB3.2 Gen1 Type-C x 2
USB3.2 Gen1 Type-A x 2
HDMI x 1
Headphone output (High Resolution compatible) / Microphone input Combo plug x 1
Size359 (W) × 254 (D) × 21.7 (H) mm
Weight1.86Kg
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
The main specifications of the MSI GF65-10U series
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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: The CPU is a 10th generation Core processor. The Core i7-10750H is installed in the evaluation machine.

Memory is DDR4-2933 and capacity is 16GB. If you’re buying a laptop from now on, it’s best to consider 16GB as standard. Unlike desktop PCs, there are some notebook PCs that are not replaceable, and some are replaceable but not supported unless it is done in a specific store. This product is in accordance with the latest, and memory replacement should be done at an authorized support shop. In this case, to use it for a long time, it is better to install the standard capacity from scratch without modifying it here.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: 16GB memory with DDR4-2933

As introduced earlier, the GPU uses an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU 6GB GDDR6 laptop. Although included in the GeForce RTX 30 series, the RTX series is superior to the GTX series and can use functions unique to the RTX series such as real-time ray tracking and high 3D performance.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU for discrete GPU
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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: Intel UHD Graphics is integrated into the CPU. In the active state, this reduces power consumption when the load is low or when the battery is driven.

It has one storage and comes with a 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD (PCI Express 3.0 x4). The SSD installed in the evaluation machine has a transfer rate of 2.2GB / s for sequential reads, 1.2GB / s for the same write, 68MB / s for Q1T1 4K random read, and 151MB for same writes. The premium model may be equipped with a faster product, but the standard speed range for this class of gaming laptops is a sequential reading of 2GB / s. However, even 2GB / s is usable with almost no complaints. Moreover, because random 4K is quite fast, the response is quite comfortable during verification.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: Evaluate the C drive engine. Product information by CrystalDiskInfo
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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: Transfer speed with drive C is from CrystalDiskMark also

If you like esports, the GF65 Thin 10U is the best choice

Finally, let’s take a look at its performance using benchmark software. First, PCMark 10 Standard. The overall score is 5725, with Essentials at 9153, Productivity at 7460, and Digital Content Creation at 7461. As you can see from the Essentials score, it looks like the performance will be comfortable enough for home use, and business use Productivity will be one level more comfortable than a PC notebook in general. On the other hand, the creative use of Digital Content Creation is certainly quite high, and there are no issues with home video editing, but it seems that the Core i7 equipped model is suitable for business use.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: PCMark score 10

A score of 3DMark 16207 for Fire Strike, 7077 for Time Spy, and 4223 for Port Royal. DirectX 11’s high load test, Fire Strike, has a good score. On the other hand, Time Spy, which is a high load test of DirectX 12, hasn’t exceeded 10,000 points, so it seems that some image quality adjustments are needed for actual DirectX 12 titles, but basically it’s tuned closer to high image quality. Looks like you can enjoy it. Port Royal’s real-time ray tracing has not exceeded 5,000 points, so image quality adjustments and DLSS combinations will be a prerequisite.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: 3DMark. Time Spy Score (DirectX 12 high load)
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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: 3DMark. Fire Strike (DirectX 11 heavy load) score
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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: 3DMark. Night Raid Score (DirectX 12 Lightweight)
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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: 3DMark. Port Royal Score (real-time ray tracing)

VR performance by VRMark is 8182 for Orange Room and 6409 for Cyan Room, and they both remove target frame rates by an adequate margin. Blue Room is 2114, which is about half of the target frame, but since Blue Room is a pretty tough test, the “GF65 Thin 10U” can be considered a VR-compatible product.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: VRMark. Orange Room Score
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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: VRMark. Cyan Room Score
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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: VRMark. Blue Room Score

The game test then tests Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and Watch Dogs Legion.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is a title that can be called the way of the e-sports empire. In tests with Vulcan, 210fps was obtained at full HD and the highest image quality, and the minimum fps was 179fps, so this is one of those titles that can fully describe the 144Hz panel specs.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Full HD / highest quality score

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in full HD at 58fps at the highest quality. That’s 63fps at high+ with one reduced image quality, and 67fps at high settings with another reduced image quality. There are no issues with the highest image quality in the playback itself, but high+ and high settings are recommended for smoother images.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: Valhalla Assassin’s Creed. Full HD / highest quality scores
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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: Valhalla Assassin’s Creed. Full HD / High+ scores
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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: Valhalla Assassin’s Creed. Full HD / high scores

Watch Dogs Legion is also a relatively heavy title. Full HD, 50fps at highest image quality, slightly below the 60fps target. However, since DLSS can be used with Watch Dogs Legion, if made high-performance, it has increased to 69 fps. If you want to enjoy real-time ray tracing (RT), you can get 71fps with RT as Medium, image quality as Medium, and DLSS as high performance, so feel free to refer to it.

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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: Watch Dogs Legion. Full HD / highest quality score
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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: Watch Dogs Legion. Full HD, highest image quality + DLSS score
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MSI GF65 Thin 10U Review: Watch Dogs Legion. Full HD / Medium Image Quality + RT + DLSS score

“GF65 Thin 10U” has the highest image quality of e-sports titles at over 144fps, heavyweight titles with mid to high-quality settings above 60fps, and price settings that can be obtained from the low range of USD 1000 depending on the model type. This is a very ambitious gaming laptop that fills a sleek design with just one blend.

Of course, you should consider bundling up a CPU that’s one generation older to keep costs down, but the newer GPUs are more important in gaming. I would like to consider the increase in cost and performance balance with this upgrade.

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Score Assessment

Performance - 93%
Features & Utilities - 80%
Easiness & Design - 87%
Battery - 85%
Price - 83%

86%

Overall

MSI GF65 Thin 10U notebook laptop has the highest image quality of e-sports titles at over 144fps, heavyweight titles with mid to high-quality settings above 60fps, and price settings that can be obtained from the low range of USD 1000 depending on the model type. This is a very ambitious gaming laptop that fills a sleek design with just one blend.

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