Help with optimizing MSI GL63 8rd laptop for gaming

Apr 6, 2019 1:22PM PDT


I am new to PC gaming. I have an MSI GL63 8RD laptop that I decided i wanted to use to try and play games. I used Geforce experience to try and optimize the games but on Battlefield V for example I drop FPS a lot. I was wondering if somebody can assist me in trying to help me optimize my laptop so i can run 60 FPS or more(if capable) I'm very new so please beware. I can provide more information if need(probably is). Thanks in advance everyone.

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Clarification Request
Is this the 1050 Ti model?
Apr 6, 2019 2:01PM PDT
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Yes it’s the 1050 TI
Apr 6, 2019 5:47PM PDT

1050 TI. I will have to find out if it’s single channel. I’m not sure. I just know there is a lot of false information out there. I was hoping just to be able to talk to somebody who truly knows about PCs. I will do more research. I did apply someone settings to my battlefield settings and my game was running 60-90 FPS and would say 200 at menus between games. I just know that I am sacrificing quality graphics it felt like.

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The discussion I linked to
Apr 6, 2019 5:58PM PDT

Has a way to tell. Here we share a Web Speccy report and if possible one from to see where there are issues.

If this is just single channel you lop 10 or more percent off performance.

However if you had 200 at menus before the most common reason is to enable vsync or an overlay. Both change the FPS by a lot but only the overlay seems to drop frames. Vsync IMO is a good thing since it let's the GPU produce exactly the number of frames that can get to the LCD. I've seen so many gamers claiming 200+ FPS yet the LCD is just a 60Hz panel. But hey, why argue with them? They'll figure it out over time.

If you want to share the report from Speccy, read

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My monitor is only 60hz
Apr 6, 2019 7:50PM PDT

I will look more into what you have recommended when I get home and report back if that’s okay. I appreciate he help.

Technically my Benq RL2755 is a console monitor but it is only 60hz refresh rate.

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If you get 60 FPS on a 60 Hz monitor.
Apr 6, 2019 8:54PM PDT

You are having a good day.

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Speccy & Userbenchmark
Apr 6, 2019 10:39PM PDT

UserBenchmarks: Game 18%, Desk 73%, Work 59%
CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H - 92.3%
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630 - 8.8%
SSD: Kingston RBUSNS8180S3128GJ 128GB - 72.1%
SSD: WDC WD10SPZX-17Z10T0 1TB - 14%
RAM: Samsung M471A1K43CB1-CTD 2x8GB - 75.6%

I hope I did this right. Thank you.
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Apr 7, 2019 4:49AM PDT

That looks like your running your monitors off the igp and not the gpu.

Look around in the bios and see if you can move the video output.

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Nvidia Control Panel
Apr 7, 2019 11:01AM PDT

I went to the Nvidia control panel and selected the 1050 TI as my preferred graphics processor. Then i ran userbenchmark. This was my results. I am not sure if thats what you meant when you said go into the bios and move the video output.

UserBenchmarks: Game 28%, Desk 69%, Work 44%
CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H - 75.2%
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 22.1%
SSD: Kingston RBUSNS8180S3128GJ 128GB - 65.2%
HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 72.3%
RAM: Samsung M471A1K43CB1-CTD 2x8GB - 60.7%

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Disregard my RAM request.
Apr 7, 2019 11:07AM PDT

Userbenchmark shows it's the dual channel.

I want to see the REAL USERBENCHMARK result. It's a web link that you post here.

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That looks better
Apr 7, 2019 11:12AM PDT

Now it shows as using the gpu.
Test your games and watch the results.

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Unplug the Zowie it seems.
Apr 7, 2019 11:04AM PDT

The Speccy does show it on the Intel graphics.

The 1050 Ti DOES NOT have the chops to push two displays and get you to where you want to go.

The Userbenchmark shows the memory as 2x8GB so that's done.

But I do see more than one display on this laptop. That's a no-no with the 1050 Ti since, well, chops.

Most of these laptops autoswitch to the GPU for power reasons but you didn't share the link to the Userbenchmark so some details were lost. For now, just unplug the Zowie.


Post was last edited on April 7, 2019 11:08 AM PDT

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Rerun userbench mark and speccy
Apr 7, 2019 11:23AM PDT

Hey, I didn't realize my laptop was unplugged when I ran the user bench mark. I have no desire of running two monitors. Is there a way I can just run on my Zowie(my eyes can't handle the small laptop screen to game)? I used F2 to switch to just the monitor. The laptop screen is now blank and just my monitor is on.

Am i two channel then because the memory shoes 2x8GB?

UserBenchmarks: Game 45%, Desk 78%, Work 64%
CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H - 89.4%
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 40.7%
SSD: Kingston RBUSNS8180S3128GJ 128GB - 69.2%
HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 73.2%
RAM: Samsung M471A1K43CB1-CTD 2x8GB - 78.8%

On a side note I want to PC game more so I am looking into buying my friend's old Desktop

Its a cyberpower
i7 8086k
MSI 1070 GPU
Corsair CPU cooler
Asus motherboard

This seems like a decent rig just not sure what the price could be. I will be doing more research in the future because PC are becoming very interesting to me and I hope to learn more about them. I appreciate all the help and future help everyone.

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Having the full Userbenchmark helped.
Apr 7, 2019 11:41AM PDT

The memory system is performing so I won't look at that from now on.

This leaves me with unplug the Zowie and use the optimizing guides for more FPS that you find on the web for the game in question. The 1050 Ti should be fine unless one tries to drive multiple displays or try to run games at Ultra settings. For the 1050 Ti we have to pull back on the settings which is what those game optimizing pages are about.

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Can i use the Zowie at all?
Apr 7, 2019 11:45AM PDT

So can I plug the monitor back in after i optimize settings for my game and do the F2 setting so i'm just running the Zowie and my laptop screen is blank?

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I see I missed a detail and added a PS reply.
Apr 7, 2019 11:49AM PDT

That's about as good as it can get with this rig. That is, only display on the external and select the 1050 Ti GPU in the controls and games.

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PS. About the external only.
Apr 7, 2019 11:47AM PDT

Yes, try that. And use the game specific optimizing along with being sure the 1050 Ti is in use and that's as good as it gets.

As to the CyberPower the major uptick would be the 1070 GPU. That means you can contemplate 144Hz monitors at 1440 lines. For the Zowie you should be able to run games in their stock settings and most of the time see 60 FPS. There are always BUSY SCENES that can take a drop but not for long.

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Optimized again.
Apr 7, 2019 1:29PM PDT

So i unplugged my monitor and just simply used the Geforce experience to optimize battlefield and it was running great constant 60 FPS after switching back to the Zowie only.

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That's a good move.
Apr 7, 2019 1:46PM PDT

I think I can explain that. With both displays connected (in laptops that would be with the external connected) the Geforce automatic settings may not be the best it can do.

So remember this for the future as well as using web sites to optimize game play.

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Thank you again
Apr 7, 2019 3:27PM PDT

Thank you! When you say websites you just mean unplug the monitor and run just the laptop screen before using someones custom settings then go back to the monitor?

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I've never had to do that.
Apr 7, 2019 3:33PM PDT

But I can reason why you had to do that with the GeForce Experience app. For web site settings, I just try them out.

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