MSI GE66 Raider 15.6″ 300Hz 3ms Gaming Laptop with Intel i7-10870H & RTX3070, 10UG-211 Review

MSI GE66 Raider 15.6″ 300Hz 3ms Gaming Laptop, 10UG-211

MSI GE66 Raider 10UG-211 15.6-inch 300Hz



MSI GE66 Raider 10UG-211 is a VR Ready gaming laptop with a 15.6-inch Full HD screen with a 300Hz refresh rate & 3ms response time and the advanced RTX 3070 graphics card. It comes with the high-end Intel i7-10870H processor, 1TB NVMe Solid State Drive, 32GB Solid State Drive at 3200MHz and Windows 10 Home operating system.

The quarter 4 of 2020 release, tenth generation octa-core Intel i7-10870H processor (16MB L3 cache) works at the speeds between 2.2GHz and 5.0GHz with the turbo boost function. It can handle 16 threads simultaneously with the hyperthreading function. In terms of overall performance you can expect something similar to the 9th generation Intel i9-9880H processor. 32GB DDR4 SDRAM at 3200MHz is allocated into two sockets as 16GB x 2 and the maximum memory supported is 64GB if you will need more than the already very large 32GB for your extreme multitasking. 1TB NVMe Solid State Drive is also a generous amount for storing a lot of files including photos, videos and games.

15.6-inch Full HD matte finish (anti-glare) wide view angle display has the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 16:9 image aspect ratio and IPS panel with the very large viewing angles. NVIDIA GeForce RTX3070 graphics card has the 8GB GDDR6 dedicated memory and as a top of the range GPU it will let you play all the modern games at the high settings and resolutions. It has the built-in Intel UHD 530 iGPU that is similar to the UHD 630 and will be fine for the daily graphics needs and lets you play some of the modern games at the reduced settings and resolutions. This laptop comes with the high end NVIDIA RTX 3070 graphics card with a performance level faster than the older RTX 2080 Super and a bit less than the RTX 2080 Ti.

You can play most of the modern games in 4K resolution and the highest details. It doesn’t come with a DVD Optical Drive if you will play games from DVDs. But you have the Killer LAN E3100 RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, the latest WiFi 6 802.11ax for wireless, Bluetooth 5.2, 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) ports, a USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) port, a USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, 1 x Mini DisplayPortMSI GE66 Raider 10UG-211 15.6-inch 1.4, an HDMI output, 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone input/output combo, and a Media Card Reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC). There is no GPS or NFC support on this gaming machine, but 2 x 2 MU-MIMO support.

Titanium blue MSI GE66 Raider weighs 5.25 pounds with the measurements of 0.92 x 14.09 x 10.51 inches. Intel i7-10870H has a typical TDP- Thermal Design Power of 45 watts. The battery draining is high on powerful gaming laptops as you may be aware and the 4-cell lithium 99Wh lithium ion battery lasts up to 3-4 hours in practice. Keyboard is nicely backlit for gaming, typing or working comfortably in the dark or dim light. It has a very good quality 1080p resolution user-facing webcam on the top bezel for gaming with others or chatting live on Skype etc.

The GE66 Raider comes with the MSI Myrstic Light which has the customizable RGB lighting for you to select from different colors and lighting effects. It has a 230-watt power supply that is more than adequate to handle the powerful i7 processor and the RTX 3070 graphics card. Even the most demanding tasks will be handled just fine with this very powerful processor. The average CPU PassMark benchmark score is 16003. Overall you have a very powerful machine with a high price tag to match and if you’re on the market for a laptop that can handle whatever you throw at it successfully and if you have the budget we think that it is worth checking out. It is a very new release high end gaming laptop that first appeared at Amazon.com on December 25, 2020 with a single 5-star rating at the moment.

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