MSI GP Series GP65 Leopard Gaming Laptop: Review





Micro-Star International Co., Ltd is popularly known as MSI, which is a multinational information technology corporation. It deals with designing, developing, and production of computer hardware products and services. Series of laptops, motherboards, desktops, graphic cards, servers, All-in-One PCs, industrial computers, PC peripherals, car infotainment products, etc. are the products and services provided by this Taiwan-based corporation. In this article, we will discuss in detail the MSI GP laptop along with its features and specifications of the GP65 leopard laptop.

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MSI GP is known for the creation of powerful computer motherboards and graphics cards established its subsidiary called FUNTORO in the year 2008 that provided solutions for vehicle infotainment. Apart from these, it provides a variety of products ranging from laptops, desktops, motherboards, monitors, and graphics cards especially for gamers and content creators, to all-in-one PCs or laptops, workstations for mobiles, servers, IPCs, multimedia peripherals, etc.

Amongst the devices, a series of MSI GP laptops were released such that each variant has different specifications such that the quality and experience required for smooth gaming weren’t compromised. One such laptop in MSI GP series GP65 leopard is the focus of this article. Now that we have an idea about the MSI devices and their popularity amongst gamers, let us check out more about the GP65 leopard laptop.

GP65 Leopard Gaming Laptop

If you are a gamer and in search of the perfect device that supports speed and smooth software, then this series would be the right choice. This gaming laptop is equipped with a 10th generation Intel Core i7 processor and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 20 series graphics card. This laptop enhances the virtual gaming experience and has an in-built cooling mechanism. This laptop not only comes with internal gaming compatibility but has a wonderful exterior built. The SteelSeries keyboard, 144 Hz IPS-level display, and giant speakers make users feel the excitement of immersive gaming. The GP65 leopard laptops are of four different models, with different specifications. Based on what is the user’s needs and the budget one must compare and choose.

The models available are:

  • GP65 Leopard 10SFR
  • GP65 Leopard 10SFK
  • GP65 Leopard 10SER
  • GP65 Leopard 10SEK

This series beholds lots of similarities as well as crucial differences in terms of the keyboard type, graphics card, cost, etc which a user might miss. To have a clear idea let us first discuss the specifications that are common among these devices which include the operating system installed, CPU processor used, display size, ports, and connecting points, etc followed by the differences which one must compare and check according to their expectation. 

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Common features and specifications

Here are the features that are common amongst the series and also the main specification that one must check in a gaming laptop. If the user has confirmed on the GP65 leopard, then they can skip these and check out the next section that states the major difference between them, hence decide on the perfect gaming laptop for them.

  • Powerful Intel Core Processor

The MSI GP65 laptop is equipped with a 10th generation, Intel Core i7 processor. This 10th generation processor is 15 % better in terms of higher-performing ability when compared to the previous version. Hence the gaming experience in this device would be much better. This processor promises better productivity and entertainment support and comes in with the Thunderbolt 3 technology, supports 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) to provide sharp and clean images on display, intelligent system optimization, etc.

  • Operating System (OS)

This laptop has Windows 10 Home operating system installed as the default OS. This latest OS which is also a variant of Windows 10, comes in with features like Battery Saver which would improve the overall system efficiency, TPM (Trusted Platform Module)support, and Windows Hello which is the company’s new biometrics security feature.

  • Cooling Mechanism

This powerful device has a robust cooling mechanism that prevents any sort of gaming hindrance. There is a dedicated thermal solution that consists of up to seven heat pipes working in sync. This maximizes the airflow hence reduces the heat ensuring smooth performance.

Other specifications

Display15.6″ FHD (1920×1080), 144Hz, IPS-Level15.6″ FHD (1920×1080), 120Hz, IPS-Level
Audio jack1x Mic-in1x Headphone-out
Input/Output Ports1x Type-C USB3.2 Gen23x Type-A USB3.2 Gen11x RJ451x SD (XC/HC)1x (4K @ 30Hz) HDMI1x Mini-DisplayPort
Battery51 Battery (Whr)
MemoryDDR4-2666 Memory Type2 Slots Number of SO-DIMM SlotMax 64GB Max Capacity
ChipsetIntel® HM470
Weight2.3 kg
Dimensions357 x 248 x 27.5 mm


Two main features differ amongst these four models of the series. Let us discuss the specifications of each laptop type.

  • Steelseries Keyboard

The first change available is in the Steelseries keyboard, which is the heart of the gaming laptop. This well-designed keyboard helps in making sudden movements, changing paths, weapon handling, etc. in the game. The keyboard lights can be customized according to the tune in the GP65 Leopard 10SFK and GP65 Leopard 10SEK models as these have the RGB backlit keyboard. Whereas the other two models, that is, the 10SFR and 10 SEK model have the single-colored, red backlit keyboard.

  • Graphics card

This gaming laptop consists of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 20 series graphics card which is both sleek and powerful with advanced Turing GPU architecture and the RTX platform. It comes in with real-time ray tracing, AI, and other innovative features. The RTX platform helps enhance the user’s gaming experience.

The 10SFR and 10SFK model consist of the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 graphics card with 8GB GDDR6 whereas the 10SER and 10SEK model consists of the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 graphics card with 6GB GDDR6. For those who are not familiar with these terms, the GDD stands for Graphics Double Data Rate, which is a type of synchronous graphics random-access memory with high bandwidth to support high computing and gaming performance.

Final Words

In this article, we have covered everything about the MSI GP laptops and discussed the features of their GP65 Leopard series. Hope this was useful for understanding the specifications and choosing the right gaming laptop!

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