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MSI GL63 9SD: Packed For Content Creators and Gamers


Slim type laptops or those called ultrabooks are running the show nowadays. But this form factor is chased by an issue that's a source of different performance problem on a laptop and even on a desktop, this issue is called thermal throttling.


Thermal throttling happens when the CPU or GPU temperature reaches an overheating point and the motherboard pulls their speeds down to be able to cool down and prevent possible permanent damage. Slowing down the CPU and as well as the GPU means lowered performance. Content creation and gaming are both affected by this, so most people who opted for laptops of slim form factors suffer sudden fps drops when gaming or performance hit when doing productivity tasks.


Aside from having thermal throttling issues, laptops of this form factor have limited GPU options available. Because again, its form factor hinders it to add more cooling components under the hood for high-performance GPUs and CPUs. So, majority of the laptops in this form factor are equipped with easy to cool down GPUs and CPUs or those under entry or mid tier. However, there are ultrabooks with high-performance components but they come with price tags that'll break the bank.


Fortunately for MSI, a leading manufacturer of content creator and gaming laptops, content creation and gaming shouldn't be held back by such issue. One such laptop that isn't held back by this kind of issue is MSI's GL63 9SD. Tho a bit bulky in terms of size, it's well-packed with capable components and a proper cooling system that's best for non-stop gaming or heavy content production.


Users don't need to worry about overheating or dealing with high temperature, as the GL63 9SD uses the MSI Cooler Boost 5 that takes advantage of 7 copper heatpipes directly touching the CPU and GPU rendering a faster heat dispersion. The heat traversing through heatpipes is easily pushed out through 4 exhaust vents, which ultimately leads to a swift heat dissipation. Users can either set the fan curve via MSI Command Center or the fan button on the top right corner, just above the Num Pad, which puts the fans into full blast for a quick cool down of what's under the hood.



The GL63 9SD is built with a 4K IPS panel for a clear and crisp gaming experience, and also for a sharp, detailed, and spot-on digital artworks or video creations.


Users can either harness the power of a 9th Generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 for top-notch processing performance for both gaming and productivity. The two variants are equipped with a mobile Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti or Nvidia RTX 2060 respectively.

The i5 variant with Nvidia's GTX 1660 Ti, the new GTX flag bearer, equipped with a 6GB GDDR6 VRAM, is ready to drive the latest games of this generation at medium to high settings and as well as work on high-quality projects at 1080p or even at MSI GL63 9SD's native 4K resolution.

While, the Core i7 variant with the RTX 2060 not only offers top notch gaming performance but it also opens a new level of gaming with real-time ray-tracing that renders in-game lights near realistic levels.

MSI GL63 9SD Specifications:

Processor : Intel Core i5-9300H Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.10 GHz)

Graphics : 6GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti GDDR6

Connectivity : Killer Gb Lan + Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (2*2 a/c) + BT5

Operating System : Windows 10 Home

Display : 15.6-in 4K (3840x2160), IPS, Adobe RGB 100%

Memory : 8GB DDR4 (2666MHz)

Storage : 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD

Camera : HD type (30fps@720p)

Keyboard : Red Backlight steelseries KB
I/O Ports : 1x Type-C USB3.2 Gen2, 2x Type-A USB3.2 Gen1,  1x Type-A USB3.2 Gen2, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x SD Card Reader (XC/HC)

Battery : 6 Cells Li-ion, 51WHR

Price and Availability

The MSI GL63 9SD is now available at any MSI authorized resellers, with a price tag of PHP 73,995, while the i7 variant available in the Philippines is of Intel's 8th Generation that retails for PHP 89,995.

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