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Title: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: MSI Notebook Administrator on July 29, 2019, 01:27:31 PM
There have been a lot of buzz about the latest AMD Processors on desktop along with their latest AMD Radeon RX 5000 Series that the AMD Zen+ processors became almost negligible. Today we have MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU.

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Launched at CES 2019 early this year, AMD promised better computing speeds versus the competing Core i5-8250u. Today, we have 2 top-tier entry level laptops battle it out.

MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU SPECS

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SYNTHETIC BENCHMARKS 

Upon opening almost any laptop, we are always greeted by numerous updates and pre-installed bloatware. Luckily, ASUS has kept all that under wrap with their ASUS GiftBox while MSI still has Norton, Evernote, PhotoDirector8 for MSI, and PowerDirector for MSI pre-installed. All of which we wouldn’t personally use on a daily basis and would just take up unnecessary space.

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Configuration is one way to sway an end-user’s vote to buy gaming laptop. ASUS definitely takes this one as they have a 256GB WD m.2 NVMe with a 1TB SSHD while the MSI only came with a 256GB WD M.2 NVMe. Which brings us to question, what games are we supposed to play with a 256GB internal drive? This just adds cost instead of pre-installing with with additional storage.

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ASUS FX505DU

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3DMark Synthetic Benchmarks
*Due to the lack of RAM on the MSI GL63 8SD, we weren’t able to run both FireStrike Extreme and FireStrike Ultra. Nevertheless, MSI’s i5-8300H still showed dominance over ASUS’ Ryzen 7 3750H.

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PCMark10 Synthetic Benchmarks
One the other hand,we check out the productivity benchmarks and MSI’s i5-8300H still dominates despite lacking in RAM vs ASUS FX505DU’s 8GB RAM.

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GAMING BENCHMARKS
Initially testing both laptops, we see that the 4GB RAM is not enough on the MSI GL63 even if both have the GTX 1660Ti.

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Edit: We tested the MSI GL63 further and wanted to see how much better they can be by adding 4GB RAM. Here are the results:

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After adding additional 4GB RAM on the MSI GL638SD, we see an increase in performance. As seen on our synthetic benchmarks, the Intel Core i5-8300H dominated, which could mean that the R7 3750H was possibly holding back the performance of the GPU.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

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The MSI GL63 8SD-460PH Red Backlit Keyboard w/ Silver Lining retails for P69,995.
The ASUS FX505DU-AL004T comes at the price of P71,995 inclusive of a free 8GB RAM upgrade.

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Final Thoughts
There are two side to every coin. Despite ASUS having a better advantage on paper, after running benchmarks, the MSI definitely fought it out despite not being geared well, in our opinion. The MSI GL63 8SD beat ASUS at every turn thanks to the Intel i5-8300H. Some of the quirks though are the scratchy laptop feet on the MSI GL63 and the the lack of RAM and storage. For a price difference of P3,000, it would definitely cost you a lot more to get an extra terabyte of storage as upgrade and additional RAM.

Upgrading the MSI GL63 8SD to match the configurations of the ASUS FX505DU will cost about P3,800 ( 1TB HDD+ 4GB RAM is P2,500 + P1,300 respectively),  which we believe would be a worthy upgrade as it supersedes the performance of the R7 3750H in the ASUS FX505DU.
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: zorenrequintel on August 08, 2019, 01:34:33 PM
Nice better performance
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: †-J41RU5-† on August 08, 2019, 01:37:45 PM
Basta ako sa MSI ako! Matagal na tested and proven ang brand.
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: mikebanares12221983 on August 08, 2019, 02:10:42 PM
go MSi love this
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: Ronald on August 08, 2019, 02:28:23 PM
ill go for MSI ...without a hesitation
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: rr_2696 on August 08, 2019, 02:29:37 PM
MSI DOMINATOR AHHAAHAH
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: cesstuana on August 08, 2019, 03:15:12 PM
Still MSI forever!!!
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: rlo.gigahertz on August 08, 2019, 03:32:29 PM
mabuhay po MSI number #1
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: ej_melindo on August 08, 2019, 04:26:42 PM
No question. MSI!
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: minniemouse.ann on August 08, 2019, 04:55:10 PM
Woooooowwww.
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: sragiles on August 08, 2019, 09:08:59 PM
MSI sulit sa performance, sulit sa specs, NO.1....
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: albert.nazareno01 on August 08, 2019, 10:48:40 PM
Forever MSI fan!
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: ferds.tumaneng on August 08, 2019, 11:18:15 PM
msi still the best !
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: sinclairecastro0719 on August 09, 2019, 10:07:20 AM
of course MSI.... NO.1
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: sinclairecastro0719 on August 09, 2019, 10:08:32 AM
of course its MSI...
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: vince_abes on August 09, 2019, 02:29:18 PM
Iyak si Asus!!!
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: mervinmanila on August 09, 2019, 06:42:58 PM
Go MSI 
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: dain.061693 on August 09, 2019, 06:53:36 PM
Nice msi
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: cliffandersanbarles on August 09, 2019, 11:28:10 PM
MSI for the win! 😁
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: marianeguanzing on August 13, 2019, 01:59:20 PM
msi numbawan
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: johnpaulolvega on August 30, 2019, 03:51:04 PM
Hmm, ayos toh pro Intel prin ako :)
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: ryn.alns on September 10, 2019, 01:29:25 PM
Nice one MSI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: vince_abes on September 13, 2019, 06:34:14 PM
MSI the best!!
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: jheck022 on September 23, 2019, 12:03:50 PM
Totoo ba yan? mukhang copy paste eh mali pa data once nag drag down ka hahahah
i5-8250U ba.
Title: Re: MSI GL63 8SD vs ASUS FX505DU – Which laptop has the upperhand in performance?
Post by: Akira.MSI on November 18, 2019, 10:38:34 AM
Totoo ba yan? mukhang copy paste eh mali pa data once nag drag down ka hahahah
i5-8250U ba.
copy paste sa isang indiviual tech reviewer. :D