MSI GF65 Thin vs Gigabyte G5 (2021)

53 out of 100
MSI GF65 Thin
VS
59 out of 100
Gigabyte G5 (2021)
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CPU Intel Core i5 11400H
GPU
RAM
Storage

Review

Evaluation of MSI GF65 Thin and Gigabyte G5 (2021) important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Case
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the MSI GF65 Thin
  • Easier to carry: weighs 340 grams less (around 0.75 lbs)
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 2 versus 1
  • Thinner bezels and 2% higher screen-to-body ratio
Advantages of the Gigabyte G5 (2021)
  • Around 78% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Can run popular games at about 20-28% higher FPS
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs
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Case

Weight 1.86 kg (4.1 lbs) 2.2 kg (4.85 lbs)
Dimensions 359 x 254 x 21.7 mm
14.13 x 10 x 0.85 inches
361 x 258 x 24.9 mm
14.21 x 10.16 x 0.98 inches
Area 912 cm2 (141.3 inches2) 931 cm2 (144.4 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~73.6% ~72.1%
Side bezels 6.8 mm 7.8 mm
Colors Black Black
Transformer No No
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 2 2
Noise level - 54 dB

Display

Size 15.6 inches 15.6 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 144 Hz 144 Hz
PPI 141 ppi 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Display tests
Contrast - 1374:1
sRGB color space 100% 62.3%
Adobe RGB profile - 43.2%
DCI-P3 color gamut - 41.8%
Response time 3 ms 29 ms
Max. brightness
n/a
250 nits

Battery

Capacity
Battery type Li-Po Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery No Yes
Charging port position Bottom Bottom
Charge power 180 W 150 W
Weigh of AC adapter - 439 gramm

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 2.4 GHz 2.2-2.7 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.1 GHz 4.5 GHz
Cores 4 6
Threads 8 12
L3 Cache 8 MB 12 MB
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (16 EU)
Fabrication process 14 nm 10 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1056
G5 (2021) +44%
1519
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
4117
G5 (2021) +55%
6369
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1086
G5 (2021) +63%
1767
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
5369
G5 (2021) +78%
9550

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP - 75 W
Nvidia Optimus Yes Yes
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 12 nm 8 nm
GPU base clock 1455 MHz 1403 MHz
GPU boost clock 1590 MHz 1635 MHz
FLOPS 4.884 TFLOPS 6.7 TFLOPS
Memory size 6 GB 4 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 192 bit 128 bit
Memory speed ~12 Gbps 12 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 1536 2048
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 96 64
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 48 40
GPU performance
4.884 TFLOPS
G5 (2021) +37%
6.7 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 1x8 GB 1x8 GB
Clock 3200 MHz 3200 MHz
Type DDR4 DDR4
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 64 GB 64 GB

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
NVMe Yes Yes

Sound

Speakers 2.0 2.0
Power 2x2W 2x2W
Dolby Atmos No No
Loudness - 80 dB
Microphones 2 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5.1 v5.2
Fingerprint No No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Below the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Ports
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 2x USB 3.2 1x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt No No
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0 1x HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort No 1x v1.4
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes Yes
SD card reader No Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Touchpad
Surface Glass Plastic
Windows Precision Yes Yes
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can be different depending on the laptop’s particular configuration or region.

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Comments

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Maxozore 30 August 2021 00:50
The gigabyte g5 actually has an rtx 3060 G-max of 115W, which is way better than whose of the msi which is the same but with 60W only. Howerver, the gigabyte seems to run hotter for this reason, and has a slightly worse autonomy when the gpu is used.
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