Our review of the MSI Delta 15 A5EFK-036XFR AMD Advantage Edition
Nomadic with its 8-hour autonomy, the MSI Delta 15 A5EFK-040FR is a creator-oriented gaming laptop capable of running newer games with its advanced AMD RDNA 2 graphics card Radeon RX 6700M, which also accelerates processing like the AMD Ryzen 7 Octo Core Cezanne processor and 16GB of RAM powerfully. Delivered without Windows, this versatile laptop designed for gaming and creation features a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective display whose high frequency of 240Hz improves the flowability of games, fast SSD storage that enhances its responsiveness, an RGB backlit keyboard (but without a numeric keypad) or a connection with Wi-Fi axis and 2 USB-C.
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK-036XFR AMD Advantage Edition Features
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 240Hz 16: 9 (1920 × 1080, anti-reflective / matte)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (busy)|
|Graphics card||AMD RDNA 2 Radeon RX 6700M 10GB GDDR6, Radeon RX Vega 8 integrated in processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) + 1 free M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD slot|
|stik||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2, 1 DisplayPort Alt mode), HDMI (4K @ 60Hz)|
|Network||Wi-Fi axis (2 × 2, Wi-Fi 6E Intel AX210), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, RGB|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 2W)|
|Announced autonomy / battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 82Wh|
|Weight / dimensions (mm)||1.9 kg / 357 x 247 x 19|
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK-036XFR AMD Advantage Edition against the competition
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK-036XFR AMD Advantage Edition is currently shown in promotion at SMIDistri and is ranked as one of the lightest in its category, where it is one of the cheapest to offer such a high frequency screen and to offer choice of OS.
If this MSI Delta 15 A5EFK-042FR does not meet all your criteria, you will find other configurations to play with a similar budget on our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, monitor MSI Delta 15 A5EFK-036XFR AMD Advantage Edition
It has a sober and elegant look for a creative gaming laptop with its thin and light Carbon Gray dark aluminum design with angular lines.
Cooler Boost 5 technology makes sure to cool it using 2 fans, 6 heat pipes and air outlets.
The connection integrated in this versatile laptop is good, including 2 USB-C, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor, e.g. Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, an audio port without forgetting 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible), which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
The Chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is convenient for better distinguishing its keys in case of limited ambient light.
Point with integrated numeric keypad, however to the right, while its presence is standard from 15 inches to facilitate the entry of numbers, which some may regret.
The screen is adorned with a refresh rate of 240Hz, which clearly improves the responsiveness of games compared to the standard 60Hz. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen also has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically, and reproduces colors more faithfully than average. With its 16: 9 format and Full HD definition, the screen is also great for viewing videos and more broadly for High Definition content. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel.
Performance, autonomy of MSI Delta 15 A5EFK-036XFR AMD Advantage Edition
The MSI Delta 15 A5EFK-036XFR AMD Advantage Edition can appeal to those who want to invest in a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well in gaming and creation and is therefore nomadic.
Players will be able to indulge in their favorite titles with this creative gaming laptop, including the latest and most resource-intensive 3D, as it features the advanced dedicated AMD RDNA 2 Radeon RX 6700M graphics card.
In fact, the Radeon RX 6700M is activated automatically and in real time according to the tasks performed. It is the operation of the graphics solution integrated in the Radeon Vega 8 processor that is preferred for as long as possible because it is energy efficient, which promotes autonomy.
In this regard, you should opt for about 8 hours of battery operation with ease of use, which nomads will appreciate so much more as the transportation of this versatile laptop designed for gaming and creation is facilitated by its finesse and controlled weight.
Depending on the tasks performed, you can switch between the Radeon RX 6700M and the Radeon Vega 8, both of which allow you to view photos and videos. The first is enabled to perform heavy graphics work, typically for games.
In addition to gamers, the Radeon RX 6700M will be of interest to creators because it speeds up processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop and Sony Vegas.
Keep in mind, however, that in this area the contribution is less than with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070.
The Radeon RX 6700M is actually activated automatically and in real time according to the tasks performed. It switches between it and Radeon Vega 8, graphics solution integrated in the processor. With one and the other you can see pictures and videos.
Radeon Vega 8 takes place in AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Cezanne Ryzen 7 5800H Octo Core processor. It is here combined with 16 GB of RAM to deliver total power that is able to appeal to demanding users.
Creatives will be particularly pleased to achieve much faster processing with this kernel than a Quad / Hexa Core and 8GB of DDR4, as the difference is particularly noticeable in areas that use CPU and RAM resources and utilize multicore, such as in editing. video, 3D rendering or image editing.
This heart, which supports the Radeon RX 6700M well in games, is accompanied by SSD storage, which especially ensures a faster arrival on the cards for online games than a simple hard drive, or even launching games / software faster as well as processing and start / stop.
More generally, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive because it is much faster but also less energy consuming, more robust and silent.
It is a 512 GB SSD offered here, capacity in line with the standard for hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage device. Choosing a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting solution to take advantage of fast transfers.
Additionally, an M.2 slot is free to add an extra SSD if needed.
Finally, expect this versatile multimedia creator-gamer laptop to warm up and be heard in case of strong stress (e.g. games, treatments) due to its finesse and the powerful and greedy components it integrates.
If necessary, a ventilated support can be added to limit temperatures (remember to check the goals carefully!).