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MSI Raider GE67 HX (2022) Laptop Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Feb 16, 2023 at 10:03 am
MSI Raider GE67 HX (2022) Picture
6.7
School
8.6
Gaming
6.8
Multimedia
9.2
Workstation
7.7
Business

The MSI Raider GE67 HX (2022) is a high-end gaming laptop. It sits between the lower-end Katana GF series and the top-end Titan GT series in MSI's laptop lineup and replaces the MSI Raider GE66. It's nearly identical to its predecessor in design and feature, as it's mostly an internal upgrade to Intel 12th Gen. HX CPUs and faster NVIDIA 30-series GPUs, including the RTX 3070 Ti, 3080, and 3080 Ti. Unlike the GE66, this new model has a single display option, a 240Hz QHD OLED panel with full DCI P3 coverage but no variable refresh rate.

Our Verdict

6.7 School

The MSI Raider GE67 HX is okay for school use. It has a sharp 15.6-inch display, a comfortable keyboard, and plenty of processing power to handle any workload, which is great for students in technical fields like 3D animation. However, it's a bulky device that's hard to carry around, and its battery lasts only around five hours of light use, meaning you'll have to carry its heavy charger, too.

Pros
  • CPU and GPU can handle demanding workloads.
  • Keyboard feels great to type on.
  • Sharp display provides enough room for multitasking.
  • Wide port selection.
Cons
  • Bulky and heavy.
  • Loud fan noise.
  • Short battery life.
  • Display isn't flicker-free.
8.6 Gaming

The MSI Raider GE67 HX is excellent for gaming. It has an OLED display that delivers a clear image in fast-moving scenes, and its CPU and GPU can push high frame rates in demanding titles. It also has a comfortable keyboard, and its outstanding port selection includes Ethernet and USB-C/Thunderbolt 4 ports. Unfortunately, it gets hot and loud under load, and while its memory and SSD are user-replaceable, they're hard to access.

Pros
  • CPU and GPU can handle demanding workloads.
  • Minimal performance loss under load.
  • Keyboard feels great to type on.
  • High-refresh screen displays clear image.
  • User-replaceable memory and storage.
  • Wide port selection.
Cons
  • Loud fan noise.
  • Display isn't flicker-free.
6.8 Multimedia

The MSI Raider GE67 HX is okay for media consumption. Its OLED display gets bright enough to combat glare in most settings and produces inky blacks and clear motion. It also has full DCI P3 coverage, making it suitable for viewing HDR content. However, it's a bulky laptop that's hard to carry around, and the battery lasts less than five hours of video playback. Also, the speakers sound boxy and unnatural.

Pros
  • OLED screen displays a sharp image with inky blacks and vibrant colors.
  • Decent color accuracy out of the box.
  • Display is suitable for viewing HDR content.
  • Speakers get reasonably loud.
Cons
  • Bulky and heavy.
  • Speakers sound boxy and unnatural.
  • Short battery life.
  • Display isn't flicker-free.
9.2 Workstation

The MSI Raider GE67 HX is outstanding for use as a workstation. Its CPU and GPU can handle nearly every type of workload, including tasks like video editing and 3D graphics. It has a sharp OLED display with full DCI P3 coverage, a comfortable keyboard, a fast SSD for quick file transfers, and a wide port selection that includes HDMI 2.1 and USB-C/Thunderbolt 4 ports. However, it gets hot and loud under load, and while its memory and storage are user-replaceable, they're hard to access.

Pros
  • CPU and GPU can handle demanding workloads.
  • Minimal performance loss under load.
  • Keyboard feels great to type on.
  • User-replaceable memory and storage.
  • Wide gamut display is suitable for color-critical work.
  • Wide port selection.
Cons
  • Loud fan noise.
  • Display isn't flicker-free.
7.7 Business

The MSI Raider GE67 HX is good for business use. It has a 15.6-inch display providing plenty of space for multitasking, a comfortable keyboard that you can type on for extended periods, and plenty of ports for peripherals and external displays. Its CPU is more than powerful enough to handle productivity tasks like text processing, spreadsheets, and presentations, and it has a high-end GPU if you need to do some video editing. However, it's a bulky device that's hard to carry around, and its battery lasts only around five hours of light use.

Pros
  • CPU and GPU can handle demanding workloads.
  • Keyboard feels great to type on.
  • Sharp display provides enough room for multitasking.
  • Wide port selection.
  • Good webcam for video calls.
Cons
  • Bulky and heavy.
  • Loud fan noise.
  • Short battery life.
  • Display isn't flicker-free.
  • 6.7 School
  • 8.6 Gaming
  • 6.8 Multimedia
  • 9.2 Workstation
  • 7.7 Business
  1. Updated Feb 16, 2023: Review published.
  2. Updated Feb 08, 2023: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the MSI Raider GE67 HX with an Intel Core i9-12900HX CPU, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU, 32GB of memory, and 1TB of storage. The GPU, memory, and storage are configurable; you can see the configuration options in the table below.

Screen
  • 15.6" OLED 2560x 1440 240Hz
CPU
  • Intel Core i7-12800HX (16 cores/24 threads, up to 4.80GHz, 25MB cache)
  • Intel Core i9-12900HX (16 cores/24 threads, up to 5.0GHz, 30MB cache)
GPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop 8GB GDDR6 (150W TGP with Dynamic Boost)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop 8GB GDDR6 (175W TGP with Dynamic Boost)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop 16GB GDDR6 (175W TGP with Dynamic Boost)
Memory
  • 16GB DDR5 4800MHz
  • 32GB DDR5 4800MHz
  • 64GB DDR5 4800MHz
Storage
  • 1TB PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe SSD
  • 2TB PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe SSD

Color

  • Titanium Dark Gray

Our display and performance results are only valid for the configuration we tested. If you come across a different configuration option not listed above, or you have a similar MSI Raider GE67HX that doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update it. Some tests, like black uniformity and color accuracy, may vary between individual units.

You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Laptops

The MSI Raider GE67 HX is among the best gaming laptops in its class. It stands out for its high performance and fast OLED display; however, it gets hot and loud under load, and its bulky size makes it hard to carry around for on-the-go use.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best laptops, the best gaming laptops, and the best workstation laptops.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022)

Although the MSI Raider GE67 HX (2022) and the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) are both gaming laptops, they're quite different. The MSI is a larger and bulkier laptop that prioritizes performance over portability, so if you don't intend on using the laptop on the go, the MSI is a better choice, as you'll get a better gaming experience overall. You also have to consider the type of games you play when making your purchasing decision. If you play NVIDIA-sponsored games more often, it's better to go with the MSI, and if you play AMD-sponsored titles more often, the ASUS is a better choice. The MSI has a better 240Hz OLED display, and its wider port selection includes an Ethernet port and Thunderbolt 4 support, which the ASUS lacks.

Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15 (2021)

The MSI Raider GE67 HX (2022) is better than the Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15 (2021). The MSI has a much better 240Hz OLED display and is available with more powerful CPUs and GPUs that can push higher frame rates. It also has a faster SSD, which helps shorten loading times in games, and its battery lasts longer. However, the Lenovo doesn't get as hot or loud under load.

Razer Blade 14 (2022)

The MSI Raider GE67 HX (2022) and the Razer Blade 14 (2022) are both high-end gaming laptops. The MSI is a better choice if you're only looking to get the best performance, as it's available with faster CPUs, and its GPUs operate at a higher wattage. The MSI also has a better display with a faster 240Hz refresh rate and a wider port selection that includes Thunderbolt 4 support and Ethernet. However, if you plan on using the laptop on the go, the Razer might be a better option because it's more portable.

Dell Alienware m15 R3 (2020)

The MSI Raider GE67 HX (2022) is better than the Dell Alienware m15 R3 (2020). The MSI is a newer device, so it's available with newer and faster CPUs and GPUs. It also has longer battery life and supports Thunderbolt 4 and HDMI 2.1, whereas the Dell is limited to Thunderbolt 3 and HDMI 2.0.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Form Factor
Traditional (Clamshell)

The MSI Raider GE67 HX has a gamer-oriented design. It has a dark gray chassis with angular design elements, a silver-color MSI logo and branding on the lid, and an RGB light bar on the front. There's more branding on the bottom in red. There are air vents on the back and the bottom, and you can find ports on both sides of the laptop and the back. The speakers are on the sides, near the front.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The MSI Raider GE67 HX's build quality is great. The chassis is a mix of plastic and metal and feels very sturdy, with almost no flex in the display and keyboard deck. The finish is relatively scratch-resistant but easily picks up fingerprints and oil. Another minor cosmetic issue is that the stickers on the keyboard deck are hard to remove and can leave a mark. The feet feel solid and adhere firmly to the bottom of the laptop. The whole device has a heft, and the weight is evenly distributed.

9.1
Design
Hinge
Range
140°
Stability
Good
One Finger Lift
Yes

The hinge is outstanding. It feels sturdy and smooth and is very stable, with no play at all. There's a good amount of resistance, but you can still easily open the laptop with one hand, giving it a premium feel. The screen doesn't wobble, even when typing aggressively.

4.6
Design
Portability
Size
15.6"
Thickness
1.3" (3.2 cm)
Width
14.1" (35.8 cm)
Depth
10.7" (27.2 cm)
Volume
190.2 in³ (3,116.0 cm³)
Weight
5.2 lbs (2.4 kg)
Charger Size
33.8 in³ (553.4 cm³)
Charger Weight
2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)

The MSI Raider GE67 HX isn't very portable, as both the laptop and its power adapter are bulky and heavy.

7.4
Design
Serviceability
Ease Of Access
5.5
RAM Slots
2
Storage Slots
2
Replaceable Battery
Yes
Replaceable Wireless Adapter
Yes

The serviceability is decent. Although you can replace components like the memory, storage, and wireless adapter, accessing them can be challenging. Unclipping the bottom panel is the hardest part because the clips break easily, and it takes a lot of effort to clip the bottom panel back on. Also, the cover on top of the memory modules is hard to remove. 10 Philips screws hold the bottom panel; some screws might not fit properly after you remove them.

Design
In The Box

  • MSI Raider GE67 HX laptop
  • 330W power adapter and cord
  • User guide
  • Keyboard cover
  • Laptop bag

Display
Display
Screen Specs
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Pixel Density
188 PPI
Panel Type
OLED
Touch Screen
No
Screen-To-Body Ratio
78%

The MSI GE67 HX is only available with a QHD OLED panel. It displays sharp images and text and provides plenty of room for multitasking. Its 16:9 aspect ratio is well suited for gaming; however, for productivity, a taller aspect ratio like 16:10 or 3:2 would have been preferable as you don't have to scroll as much when reading a document or website. Also, it would have reduced the size of the bottom chin.

8.6
Display
Refresh Rate
Refresh Rate
240 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
No

The MSI GE67 HX has a high refresh rate display and a fast response time. It displays a clear image in fast-moving scenes with almost no visible ghosting, making it exceptionally well-suited for gaming. The built-in display doesn't support variable refresh rate to reduce screen tearing, but you can use VRR if you use an external display that supports it.

10
Display
Contrast
Native Contrast
100,030 : 1

The contrast ratio is superb. Like all OLEDs, this display can turn off individual pixels to produce deep, inky blacks with no blooming around bright objects, making it fantastic for dark room viewing.

7.5
Display
Brightness
Maximum Brightness
344 cd/m²
Minimum Brightness
16 cd/m²

The display gets bright enough for use in most indoor settings but not outdoors in broad daylight. You might also have visibility issues in very well-lit and sunny rooms. It gets very dim at the lowest brightness setting, which helps reduce eye strain when viewing content in the dark.

7.1
Display
Reflections
Screen Finish
Glossy
Total Reflections
4.53%
Indirect Reflections
0.61%
Calculated Direct Reflections
3.92%

The reflection handling is decent. The glossy finish mainly struggles with direct, mirror-like reflections. Unlike matte finishes, bright light sources don't spread to other areas of the screen, but the reflections are more defined and are visible even with the screen at maximum brightness.

10
Display
Black Uniformity
Uniformity (Std. Dev.)
0.096%

The black uniformity is superb because OLEDs can turn off individual pixels to produce perfect blacks.

7.4
Display
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
40°
Color Washout From Right
40°
Color Shift From Left
19°
Color Shift From Right
19°
Brightness Loss From Left
44°
Brightness Loss From Right
44°
Black Level Raise From Left
60°
Black Level Raise From Right
60°
Gamma Shift From Left
45°
Gamma Shift From Right
46°

The MSI Raider GE67 HX has a decent horizontal viewing angle. Image accuracy doesn't degrade much when moving off to the side; the only issue is that the colors start shifting fairly early. The image looks good enough from the sides for almost all uses unless you need perfect accuracy.

7.6
Display
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
41°
Color Washout From Above
39°
Color Shift From Below
18°
Color Shift From Above
19°
Brightness Loss From Below
44°
Brightness Loss From Above
44°
Black Level Raise From Below
45°
Black Level Raise From Above
45°
Gamma Shift From Below
44°
Gamma Shift From Above
45°

The vertical viewing angle is good. It's very similar to the horizontal viewing angle, as it's mainly color shifting that's the problem because it happens fairly early.

7.4
Display
Out-Of-The-Box Color Accuracy
Avg. White Balance dE
1.93
Avg. Gamma
2.23
Avg. Color dE
4.48
Avg. Color Temperature
6,593.3 K

The display's accuracy is decent. The white balance is excellent, and the color temperature is very close to the standard 6500K target, but most colors are oversaturated. The gamma doesn't follow the sRGB curve; bright scenes look too bright, and dark scenes look too dark, crushing blacks. You can get better accuracy by switching to the sRGB color profile; here are the measurements:

  • White balance dE: 1.99
  • Color dE: 1.69
  • Average gamma: 2.23
  • Color temperature: 6601.2.

The color accuracy is significantly worse out of the box, as there's a driver issue causing everything to look over-brightened, resulting in a white balance dE of 16.09, a color dE of 13.67, and an average gamma of 1.01. You can resolve this issue by downloading the NVIDIA drivers from MSI's website and forcing the system to use the discrete GPU.

9.7
Display
Color Gamut
sRGB xy
150.89%
sRGB uv
141.27%
Adobe RGB xy
94.5%
Adobe RGB uv
98.16%
DCI P3 xy
99.99%
DCI P3 uv
99.99%
Rec. 2020 xy
79.78%
Rec. 2020 uv
81.95%

The MSI Raider GE67 HX has a superb color gamut. It has full sRGB and DCI P3 coverage and near full coverage of the Adobe RGB color space, making it suitable for color-critical work like photo and video editing. The default color profile targets DCI P3, which is why most colors are oversaturated out of the box. You can change the color space through the MSI True Color application.

4.5
Display
Flicker
Flicker-Free
No
Flicker Frequency
120 Hz
Flicker Active Below
100%

The display isn't flicker-free and may cause eye strain. It always flickers at 120Hz regardless of the refresh rate.

Interface
8.4
Interface
Keyboard
Typing Quality
8.0
Numpad
No
Backlighting
Per-Key RGB
Operating Force
58 gf
Actuation Force
32 gf
Pre-Travel
0.97 mm
Total Travel
1.5 mm

The MSI Raider GE67 HX has a great keyboard. It's spacious, and its layout is fairly standard, so it's easy to get used to. The keycaps have a fine texture and feel high-quality. Typing feels great, as the keys are stable, don't require much force to actuate, and provide relatively satisfying tactile feedback. There's a good amount of travel for scissor-type switches, although you may find it too short if you're used to mechanical keyboards. Typing noise is very low and isn't an issue, even in quiet settings. You can customize the RGB backlighting through the SteelSeries GG application.

7.0
Interface
Touchpad
Tracking Quality
7.0
Size
10.6 in² (68.3 cm²)
Material
Glass
Dedicated Buttons
No

The touchpad is decent. It feels smooth and high-quality, but it's on the smaller side, which makes actions like dragging and dropping over a long distance hard. Also, it doesn't track well around the edges. It's responsive to gestures, though, and palm rejection works well. Clicking only works in the bottom half of the touchpad, and the click feels mushy and not particularly satisfying.

4.8
Interface
Speakers
Max Volume
76 dB SPL
Standard Error @ Normal Vol. (65 dB)
12.8 dB
Slope @ Normal Vol. (65 dB)
0.6
Bass Extension (Low-Frequency Ext.)
433 Hz
Treble Extension (High-Frequency Ext.)
16 kHz
Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Vol.
0.7 dB

The MSI Raider GE67 HX has bad speakers. They get reasonably loud but sound unnatural and boxy, with no bass. Turning off the default 'Music' audio profile increases bass slightly; however, it makes the speakers sound quieter and causes more distortion.

7.8
Interface
Webcam & Microphone
Video Quality
8.0
Resolution
1080p
Position
Top Center
Privacy Cover
No
Face Unlock
No

The webcam's video quality is great. The image looks clear; it's just a tad overexposed, so you lose some finer details in more blown-out areas. The overall image is still very detailed, and the colors look natural. As for the microphone, voices sound loud and clear but a little boxy, and there's also some background noise.

Connectivity
9.5
Connectivity
Ports
USB-A Ports
3
USB-C Ports
2
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt 4
USB-C Charging
Yes
USB-C Display Out
Yes
HDMI
2.1
DisplayPort
No
3.5mm Jack
Combo mic/headphone
Card Reader
SD UHS 1
Ethernet
Yes
Proprietary Port
MSI Power Connector
Security Lock
No

The port selection is outstanding. Two of the three USB-A ports support USB 3.2 Gen. 1 data transfer speed (up to 5Gbps), while the third one supports USB 3.2 Gen. 2 (up to 10Gbps). The USB-C port on the left supports USB 3.2 Gen. 2 data transfer speed and DisplayPort Alt Mode, and the one on the back of the device supports Thunderbolt 4 (up to 40Gbps data transfer speed and video output to two 4k displays at 60Hz). You can charge the laptop via USB-C, but it won't charge as quickly as with the proprietary power adapter, and the battery will continue to drain if you perform demanding tasks at the same time.

Connectivity
Wireless Communication
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
Bluetooth
5.2

The wireless adapter is an Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i.

Configuration
Configuration
CPU
Brand
Intel
Model
Core i9-12900HX
Core Count
16
Thread Count
24

The MSI Raider GE67 HX is available with the following CPUs:

  • Intel Core i7-12800HX (16 cores/24 threads, up to 4.80GHz, 25MB cache)
  • Intel Core i9-12900HX (16 cores/24 threads, up to 5.0GHz, 30MB cache)

Both CPUs are high-performance mobile chips typically found in gaming laptops and mobile workstations. The HX-series processors are the fastest in Intel's 12th Gen. lineup, with more cores and threads than the regular H-series CPUs. The Core i7 and i9 can handle demanding tasks like gaming, video editing, and 3D graphics. The Core i9 is faster than the i7, but the difference isn't significant and only noticeable in extremely CPU-intensive games and applications.

Configuration
GPU
Brand
NVIDIA
Model
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
Dedicated/Integrated
Dedicated
VRAM Size
16 GB

The MSI GE67 HX is available with the following discrete GPUs:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop 8GB GDDR6 (150W TGP with Dynamic Boost)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop 8GB GDDR6 (175W TGP with Dynamic Boost)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop 16GB GDDR6 (175W TGP with Dynamic Boost)

All three options are high-end mobile GPUs that can provide smooth gameplay in graphically demanding titles at the laptop display's native QHD resolution. The top-end RTX 3080 Ti is only about 10% to 15% faster than the RTX 3070 Ti, with the RTX 3080 sitting in between, so depending on the price difference, it may or may not be worth upgrading. This laptop has a MUX (multiplexer) switch, meaning the discrete GPU can send information directly to the display without going through the CPU. This bypass results in better performance than laptops that lack this feature. The performance increase can be anywhere between 10% to 25%, depending on the game.

Configuration
RAM
Capacity
32 GB
Modules
2
Type
DDR5
Speed
4,800 MHz

You can configure the laptop with 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of memory.

Configuration
Storage
Advertised Capacity
1,000 GB
Usable Capacity
918 GB
Drive 1
Samsung MZVL21T0HCLR-00B00
Drive 1 Type SSD
Drive 2
No 2nd Drive
Drive 2 Type No 2nd Drive

You can get this laptop with 1TB or 2TB of storage.

Performance
10
Performance
Geekbench 5 (Synthetics)
CPU Single-Thread
1,835 points
CPU Multi-Thread
15,727 points
GPU Compute
158,628 points

The MSI Raider GE67 HX has a superb overall score in the Geekbench 5 benchmarks. The Intel Core i9-12900HX is among the fastest mobile CPUs of its generation and can handle nearly every type of workload, including demanding tasks like 3D graphics and video editing. The Intel Core i7-12800HX is only about 5% to 10% slower than the Core i9. As for GPU compute performance, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is among the best GPUs of its generation and has no problem handling demanding tasks. The RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 are only slightly slower. They can handle the same tasks; they'll just take slightly longer to complete renders.

10
Performance
Cinebench R23 (CPU Rendering)
Single-Thread
1,895 points
Multi-Thread
20,591 points

The MSI GE67 HX's Intel Core i9-12900HX performs exceptionally well in the Cinebench R23 benchmark, making it suitable for professional rendering and other heavy, sustained workloads. The Core i7-12800HX is only slightly slower.

9.4
Performance
Blender (3D Rendering)
CPU Render Time
1.9 min
GPU Render Time
0.8 min
GPU Render Time (Optix)
14 s

The MSI GE67 HX's performance in Blender is outstanding. All three GPUs support NVIDIA Optix hardware acceleration and can render 3D images very quickly. The RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 are only slightly slower.

10
Performance
Basemark GPU (Game Scene)
Overall Score
154,507

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti scores exceptionally well in the Basemark GPU benchmark. Again, it's one of the best mobile gaming GPUs in its generation. You can easily get near or over 100fps in AAA titles at 1440p with some tweaks in the settings. The RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 are slower but can easily push over 60fps at 1440p.

9.7
Performance
Storage Drive Performance
Sequential Write Speed
2,233.4 MB/s
Sequential Read Speed
4,960.7 MB/s
Random Write Speed
194.8 MB/s
Random Read Speed
76.7 MB/s

The MSI GE67 HX's PCIe Gen.4 x 4 NVMe SSD performs exceptionally well. Its fast read and write speeds allow the system to boot up, transfer files, and launch applications quickly.

4.9
Performance
Battery
Capacity
100 Wh
Battery Life (Web Browsing)
5.1 hrs
Battery Life (Video Playback)
4.7 hrs
Battery Life (Gaming)
2.1 hrs
Charge Time
2.9 hrs

The MSI GE67 HX's battery life is bad. Although it has a large battery (the maximum battery capacity allowed on flights), it can't last through a typical 8-hour day of light use, so regardless of what you do, you'll have to use the laptop plugged in most of the time. Configurations with an Intel Core i7 and/or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti will last longer, but not significantly. Battery life varies greatly depending on your usage.

8.0
Performance
Borderlands 3
Avg. FPS
136 fps
1% Low
70 fps
0.1% Low
32 fps
1% Low Delta
7 ms
0.1% Low Delta
24 ms
Avg. FPS On Very Low
185 fps

Borderlands 3 runs well on the MSI Raider GE67 HX with an intel Core i9-12900HX and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. The average frame rate is great at 1080p with high settings; however, there are occasional stutters as the frame rate sometimes drops drastically. The gameplay is similar at 1440p, with an average frame rate of 105 fps. Every configuration of this laptop can provide a smooth gaming experience in this game and other similar Unreal Engine 4 games. The RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 are slower but can still push over 60 fps at 1440p.

8.9
Performance
Civilization VI
Avg. FPS
240 fps
1% Low
116 fps
0.1% Low
82 fps
1% Low Delta
4 ms
0.1% Low Delta
8 ms
Avg. FPS On Minimum
352 fps
Avg. Turn Time
6.26 s

Civilization VI isn't very graphically-intensive, meaning any GPU configuration can push high frame rates, even at 1440p. As for the average turn time, the Core i9's performance is about as good as it gets for mobile CPUs of the same generation. The turn time will only be slightly longer with a Core i7.

9.7
Performance
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS
530 fps
1% Low
256 fps
0.1% Low
193 fps
1% Low Delta
2 ms
0.1% Low Delta
3 ms
Avg. FPS On Low
721 fps

Every configuration of the MSI Raider GE67 HX can provide smooth gameplay in CS:GO and other similar titles. Even at 1440p with high settings, the Intel Core i9-12900HX and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti push an average of 426 fps, which is well above the built-in display's maximum refresh rate.

8.8
Performance
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
Avg. FPS
152 fps
1% Low
94 fps
0.1% Low
53 fps
1% Low Delta
4 ms
0.1% Low Delta
12 ms
Avg. FPS On Lowest
173 fps

Every configuration of the MSI GE67 HX can provide a smooth gaming experience in Shadow of the Tomb Raider and other similar, graphically-intensive AAA titles. There are some noticeable stutters, but they don't happen often. The gameplay is also smooth at 1440p, with an average frame rate of 126 fps. The large frametime spikes are scene changes and aren't representative of the laptop's performance.

6.0
Performance
Thermals And Noise
Keyboard Temp While Idle
34 °C (93 °F)
Keyboard Temp Under Load
48 °C (119 °F)
Fan Noise While Idle
25.0 dBA
Fan Noise Under Load
55.5 dBA
Power & Fan Control App
Yes

The MSI GE67 HX has mediocre thermal and noise handling. When idle, the keyboard deck is only mildly warm, and the fans are completely silent. The keyboard deck gets much hotter under load, with the hottest spot around the letter P. It isn't an issue if you only use the keys around WASD for gaming, but it might be uncomfortable if you're typing. Unfortunately, the fans get very loud. You can turn the fans down through software but at the cost of some performance loss.

8.8
Performance
Performance Over Time
CPU Temp (Cinebench)
68 °C
CPU Perf. Loss (Cinebench)
7% loss
GPU Temp (Heaven)
79 °C
GPU Perf. Loss (Heaven)
0% loss

The MSI Raider GE67 HX's performance over time is excellent. Neither the CPU nor the GPU gets very hot under load. There's some performance loss on the CPU, but it's very minor and only noticeable in extremely CPU-intensive tasks.

Additional Features And Software
Additional Features And Software
Software
Operating System
Windows 11
Additional Software
Yes

The MSI GE67 HX has a few pre-installed applications, including:

  • Nahimic: SteelSeries-branded audio customization software. It lets you change the sound profile and tweak the EQ.
  • SteelSeries GG: Lets you customize the keyboard's backlighting and RGB light bar.
  • MSI True Color: Lets you change the display's color profile, apply profiles to specific apps, and add a crosshair.
  • LinkedIn: App for LinkedIn social media platform.
  • Music Maker Jam: Music production software.
  • ClipChamp: Video editing software.

Additional Features And Software
Extra Features
RGB Illumination
Yes
Touch Pen
No
Secondary Display
No
Biometrics
No

The MSI GE67 HX has per-key RGB keyboard backlighting and an RGB light bar at the front of the laptop. You can customize the lighting through the SteelSeries GG application.

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