Geared towards gamers and creators, the MSI GE66 10UE-220FR Raider is a gaming laptop with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen that improves gaming fluidity thanks to its 300Hz frequency. This computer designed to play and create is capable of running recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with ray tracing which also speeds up processing. This is also the case for the core combining an Octo Core i7 Comet Lake-H processor with 16 GB of RAM and fast 1 TB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness. This creative-oriented gamer laptop also benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard and Wi-Fi ax and 2 USB-C connectivity, but skips the Thunderbolt 3.
Features MSI GE66 10UE-220FR Raider
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD IPS 300Hz 100% sRGB 5mm thin edges (3840×2160, anti-reflective / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10870H Comet Lake-H (2.3 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 Super 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) 1 free M.2 SATA / NVMe PCIe 3.0 combo SSD slot|
|Connection||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2x2), HDMI (4K @ 60Hz), mini-DisplayPort, SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX210), Bluetooth 5.2 Gigabit Ethernet (Killer E3100, 2.5 Gbps)|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, RGB per key, Silver Lining Print|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2x2W) Duo Wave Nahimic3|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 99.9Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.38 Kg / 358 x 267 x 23.4|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI GE66 10UE-220FR Raider
It has a resolutely gamer allure with its angular lines and dark design.
This designer-oriented gaming laptop is cooled by CoolerBoost 5 technology combining 2 fans with heat pipes.
The connectivity integrated into this computer is good, consisting of 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (but without Thunderbolt 3), Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remote wireless, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV and / or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports as well as 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug USB 3.0 devices into it.
A backlighting system is of course fitted to the chiclet keyboard, here via an RGB system per key, which is practical to distinguish them in a dimly lit environment.
However, there is no numeric keypad on the right while it is a standard in 15 inches, which may disappoint those who regularly enter numbers.
In any case, players will particularly appreciate the very high frequency of 300Hz of the screen because it clearly reinforces the fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard. Thanks to its 100% sRGB and IPS characteristics, the screen also displays colors more faithful than the average as well as important viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. It is also well suited to High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of the MSI GE66 10UE-220FR Raider
The MSI GE66 10UE-220FR Raider may appeal to those looking for a versatile, high-performance, gaming-oriented and creative laptop.
It embeds the dedicated NVIDIA Ampere high-end GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with ray tracing capable of running recent games that are greedy in 3D resources.
Creatives will also appreciate the presence of the GeForce RTX 3060 in this gaming laptop PC because this GPU speeds up processing in software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Sony Vegas.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3060 is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by the integrated NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus gives maximum preference to the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor despite its very modest performance in comparison because it is energy efficient and therefore promotes battery life. The GeForce RTX 3060 is therefore activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for the Intel UHD 630, both of which of course allow you to watch photos and videos.
In games and under processing, but more generally on a daily basis, onboard SSD storage enhances fluidity and responsiveness in games compared to a hard drive.
An SSD is indeed much faster than a hard drive while being more resistant to shocks, more energy efficient and silent.
Result thanks to the SSD, we take advantage of a faster arrival on the cards of online games than with a hard drive, or even faster games / software launches, processing and starts / stops.
Here we are dealing with an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB competing without worry with hard disks. And if you need even more space, you can add a second SSD via the free M.2 slot.
This portable PC designed to play and create actually delivers all-around power to satisfy demanding users. It is based on an Intel HM470 chipset, 16 GB of RAM and a Comet Lake-H Octo Core i7-10870H processor.
This core guarantees much faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad / Hexa Core processor. We particularly feel the difference in areas that are greedy in RAM and CPU resources using multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D editing.
Finally in terms of battery life, expect around 6 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer with low weight but which is noisy and heats up when it is heavily used (eg games, treatments).