MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro-230



Quick Overview

  • $300 OFF

  • 15.6" FHD eDP IPS-Level

  • Intel® Kabylake i7-7700HQ

  • NVIDIA® GTX 1060 VR Ready

  • Up to 32GB RAM

  • 256GB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD

  • 3+ Hours / 3.96 lbs

  • light scratches on C panel

  • FREE security etch



7th Gen CPU, GeForce GTX 10 Series. Reach New Heights.

Embody The Dragon Spirit

The new logo represents the passion, focus and persistence of gaming enthusiasts.

7th Generation Intel® Core i7 Processors

The perfect combination of MSI gaming laptops with 7th Generation Intel® Core i7 Processors will give up to 10% better performance for a smoother VR experience. The 7th generation Intel® Core H series processor utilizes a power-efficient microarchitecture, advanced process technologies and silicon optimizations to deliver faster performance over previous generations. When compared to the i7-6700HQ, the CPU core performance of the i7-7700HQ averages 8% faster in daily use. Multimedia performance is 10% faster and 4K video decoding/transcoding is improved nearly 15%. The new media engine of the 7th generation Intel® Core H series also comes with power efficient VP9 and HEVC 10-bit hardware acceleration delivering significantly improved HDR visual quality.

Chart comparing Intel i7 7820HK, 7700HQ and 6700HQ. Shows 7820HK with +25% improvement over 6700HQ and +10% improvement over 7700HQ.
VR Ready. NVIDIA GeForce GTX, VR Ready. VIVE Optimized. 1-Click VR.
Chart showing GTX 1060/6820HK Turbo performance improvement over GTX 970M/6700HQ Sport [3D Mark 11 GPU Score]

The Power of GeForce® GTX 10-Series Graphics

MSI is the world’s 1st gaming laptop powered by GeForce® GTX 1060 GPU delivering 40-50%+ performance over the previous 900M series. With new technologies in Cooler Boost, you can game harder and never worry about being throttled. Additionally, the all new Dragon Center offers a 1-Click VR solution to optimize your laptop for VR.

*Score may vary based on configuration

10: Gaming Perfected

GeForce® GTX 1060

The GeForce® GTX 1060 GPU has now come to laptops, powered by the ultra-fast, power-efficient NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture. These notebooks come loaded with innovative new gaming technologies that make them ideal for the latest high-definition games and open the door to virtual reality and beyond.


The advanced GeForce® GTX 1060 GPU is created with high-speed FinFET technology and supports DirectX 12 features. This means you can count on an amazing experience in every application—including performance in high-definition and immersive VR Ready games that’s up to 3× faster than with previous-generation GPUs.

The Latest Gaming Technologies

Get the power to drive next-generation displays, including VR, ultra-high-resolution, and multiple monitors. And bring more realism to every game with NVIDIA GameWorks technologies that deliver a true cinematic experience and amazing new NVIDIA Ansel that enables 360-degree in-game captures you can view in VR.

VR Ready

Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets—driven by NVIDIA VRWorks technologies. VR audio, physics, and haptics let you hear and feel every moment.

© 2016 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, the GeForce GTX logo, GeForce, NVIDIA Pascal, NVIDIA GameWorks, and NVIDIA VRWorks are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Experience IPS Level Color

Don't settle for washed out colors. Experience lifelike gaming visuals with an all new 178 degree wide viewing angle IPS panel.

*When compared to TN panels
Cooler Boost image. 23 Fan Blades, 12 mm blades. 41 fan blades, 0.4mm blades. 30% Better Airflow. 5 Heat Pipes. 2 GPU Fans.
Cooler Boost Trinity logo

Cooler Boost Trinity — Triple Enhanced Fans for an Ultra Slim Platform

Crush the heat with Cooler Boost Trinity. Dedicated thermal solutions for both the CPU and GPU with a total of 5 heat pipes ensure maximum performance under extreme gaming. The GPU is stacked with 2 fans to keep you gaming cooler and longer anywhere.

Image showing RGB SteelSeries keyboard
steelseries Engine 3

Steel Series

During gameplay, SteelSeries Engine 3 serves as your firearm. With SSE3, customize your lighting with multiple backlit colors, program personalized macros and sync it all through the cloud.

Steel Series and GameSense

GameSense is a new way for your games and gear to communicate to you. SteelSeries Engine 3 communicates your game through your device’s illumination in real time based on in game events. Check out the video to learn more!

An Eye Opening Experience with True Color Technology

See the world for what it is using MSI’s exclusive True Color Technology. Precisely calibrated to deliver vibrant colors, stunning details and sharp images, True Color Technology brings the colors of the world right to your display.

MSI True Color Technology compared to a conventional laptop. High color accuracy vs color-distortion.
Nahimic 2

Nahimic 2 Virtual Surround Sound
Military Technology for Gamers

Nahimic 2 specializes in 3D sound enhancement processing and audio emprovements offering virtual 7.1 surround sound in immersive HD. With the all new Sound Tracker feature, gamers will be able to see with an on screen indicator where the sound is originating from. Nahimic will highlight crucial sounds while reducing external noise for an immersive gaming experience.

Image shows person enjoying music. Sabre HiFi ESS, Hi-Res Audio.

ESS Sabre HiFi Audio DAC — Evolve the Way you Hear

Push the limits of your audio peripherals and hear the difference when you jack into the SABRE Audio DAC. Discover new details that you’ve been missing or maintain the upper-hand in competitive FPS matches where every bit of sound counts.


Thunderbolt 3

The latest and fastest Thunderbolt 3 supports up to 40Gbps data transfer rates and dual 4K displays with daisy chain capabilities. Its USB 3.1 ultra speed interface supports up to 5V and 3A current output for charging.

Killer Ethernet E2500. The Ultimate Online Experience. Faster games, smoother videos and more control than ever before.

Protecting Your Ping to a new level with the Killer E2500 Gaming LAN

Take your gaming to a new level with the Killer E2500. The Killer E2500’s Lag and Latency Reduction Technology accelerates your highest priority network traffic, such as your game, and makes sure that it never has to wait behind less important traffic. The Killer E2500 delivers industry-leading latency performance, beating the competition by up to 25% during single application usage, and potentially more than 10× faster when multitasking. The E2500 improves latency, reduces jitter, and virtually eliminates video freezes by detecting, identifying, and prioritizing your critical network traffic you so that you will enjoy your gaming, web and entertainment experiences more than ever before.

  • Speed

    Deliver incredible throughput while making sure that real time apps have the lowest possible latency.

  • Intelligence

    Advanced Stream Detect 2.0 Technology identifies and prioritizes games, real-time communication applications

  • Maximum Control

    Get a great experience with automatic and optimized priority settings, or customize your own settings.

XSplit | Gamecaster

Show Off Your Skills To The World
Now 1 Year Subscription Free!

XSplit Gamecaster lets you easily record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and more. It’s simple, easy to use and ideal for sharing your gameplay with the world. So what are you waiting for? Join the revolution and start streaming and recording with XSplit Gamecaster today.

  • Streaming

    Use XSplit Gamecaster to stream all of your gaming activities
  • WebCam & Chroma Key

    Add a webcam and show your game face
  • Share Your Broadcast

    Share your broadcast and conquer the world
  • Realtime Notes

    Draw attention whilst casting with in-game annotations
  • Record & Upload

    Organize and upload your greatest gaming moments
  • Tridef Smartcam Integration

    Revolutionary background removal without the need of a green screen
  • Adaptive Bitrate Technology

    Automatically adjusts your bitrate to minimize connection drops so you can enjoy uninterrupted streaming


Image of laptop with Logos: NVIDIA GeForce GTX, VR Ready. VR Ready Enthusiast. Cooler Boost Trinity. steelseries Engine 3. PCI-E Gen3 SSD. IPS Level Panel. Matrix Display. True Color Technology. Intel. Nahimic 2. Sabre Hi-Fi ESS, Hi-Res Audio. Killer Ethernet E2500. SHIFT. Dragon Center. XSplit | Gamecaster.
*Some features may vary by configuration
Technical Specification


Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Display: 15.6" Full HD eDP IPS-Level 1920x1080 (16:9)
7th Generation Intel® Mobile Core i7-7700HQ Kabylake Processor
Intel® HM175 Express Chipset
Hard Drive & Optical Drive
Standard Hard Drive:

Standard Optical Drive:

256GB NVMe M.2 SSD + 2TB 5400RPM Hard Drive (Upgradeable)

External Optical Drives Available
Graphics Controller: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1060 (6.0GB) GDDR5 (Pascal) w/ Optimus™ Technology
PCI-Express™ 16X
Microsoft® DirectX® 12
Standard Memory:
Number of SODIMMS:
16GB DDR4 2400MHz (Up to 32GB 2400MHz MAX)
Two 260 Pin SODIMM Sockets
Audio Features
Audio Features: 4 x Built-in Dynaudio® Speakers
1/1 (ESS Sabre HiFi)
S/PDIF Digital Output
Network / Communication: Bigfoot® Killer™ E2500 Gaming Network LAN
Integrated Killer® Wireless-AC 1535 LAN + Bluetooth™ 4.1 [M.2]
Slots / Interface
Card Reader:

Input / Output Ports:
3-in-1 Card Reader
SD (HC / XC)

1 x USB 3.0 Thunderbolt (Type-C) Port
3 x USB 3.0 Ports
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x Mini Display Port v1.2
1 x Microphone
1 x Headphone Out Jack
Power System
Battery: 3 Cells - Smart Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
180W Adapter
Standard Cooling:
Optional Cooling:
Copper CPU Heatsink
IC Diamond Thermal Compound
Size & Weight
14.96" (w) x 9.80" (d) x 0.69" (h)
3.96 lbs with 3-cell Battery
Keyboard / Point Device
Point Device:
Full Sized Chiclet Steelseries® Full-color Backlit Silver lined Keyboard with Numeric Key Pad
Integrated Touchpad with Scrolling Function
Additional Features
Extra Features: Built-in FHD type [email protected] Camera | Kensington® Lock Capability
Operating System
Standard OS: Windows® 10
(some custom drivers may be downloaded and not supplied with the system)


Manufacturer Warranty:

1 Year MSI US/Canada Parts + Labor 1 Year Global Warranty w/ Lifetime Tech Support - Standard

1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty - Must Register within 30 Days of Ship Date (More Info)

On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
1 Year Xotic PC Warranty provided on customized components
Additional Warranty Options Available
Return Policy & Warranty Terms and Conditions (More Info)


Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Small Issues
Really like my MSI GS63VR save for a few issues. It has this microstutter that occurs randomly and the screen quality itself seems to be a bit on the yellow side. I've tried to use MSI True Colour app to offset this and it has done it quite a bit. Just not to the degree I was hoping. Other than those though, I've been impressed and really like it.
Review by Edgar / (Posted on 5/12/2017)
What dreams are made of... A new laptop perhaps?
This laptop is really nice, in fact it's the best laptop I've ever had. It better be for $2500, yep I had it customized and modified before having it sent to me. Everything seems to work on it except for the right speaker, it seems to be blown or not functioning properly. Unless I can get it fixed locally I'm not going to send it in because it will cost a kidney for postage. These gaming laptops are designed to be listened to through headphones anyways, there's not really any bass to them.

When you get on the MSI website to download the drivers you might want to know what hardware your updating the drivers for and head to the default site for that hardware and download the most recent driver from there. The Killer Networking driver that I downloaded from the MSI website was giving me some real serious issues and causing the display to flicker real bad. I searched the internet and couldn't find anything related to screen flicker and the Killer Networking drivers. It was only after opening task manager and I started shutting things off one at a time was when I found the issue.

I knew it was a driver conflict because I could go into the BIOS and move the lid back and forth and I didn't get any screen flicker so I knew it only happened in Windows which is a driver conflict. I headed over to the Killer Networking website and downloaded the very latest drivers and it fixed the issue.

As for the Steelseries backlit keyboard I wish the backlit keys were key independent instead of zone. There are only three zones you can control and not each individual key like on the Razor Stealth or Pro laptops. You can setup macros with the Steelseries software though.

Having the power button on the side close to the front was a bad decision on MSI's part, anytime you try and move or position your laptop your hand or finger presses it and puts the computer to sleep. Not a big deal really just go into Windows power settings and disable it then the only thing it will work for is if you press it for 4-seconds and the laptop does a hard shutdown. Also it doesn't disable it completely because when your powered off and you press it turns the laptop on, it's only while in Windows that it's disabled.

As for the folks over at XoticPC, their fantastic. They did an awesome job at upgrading the laptop prior to getting it so now I never have to open it to upgrade it. Also they did a fantastic job on the custom laser etching that I requested. Two very detailed dragons facing each other on either side of the lit MSI logo on the lid.

One thing I do have to complain about is that when they performed a burn-in test that they should have caught my blown right speaker. When you deal with one of the sales people at XoticPC might I suggest that you request Emily as she was awesome and kept me completely in the loop on every step that my new laptop process that it went through.
Review by Kelly / (Posted on 4/2/2017)

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