Designed for gamers and creators, the MSI GE76 10UG-258FR Raider is a gaming laptop capable of running recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere ray tracing GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card which also accelerates multimedia processing as well as the processor Comet Lake-H Octo Core i7 and the large amount of 32 GB RAM. This laptop for gaming and creating also benefits from a 17 inch Full HD IPS screen with 300Hz frequency which improves fluidity in games as well as fast 1TB SSD storage that boosts responsiveness. Intended for games and creation, this laptop PC also adopts an RGB backlit chiclet keyboard as well as connectivity with Wi-Fi ax, dual video output and USB-C, but without Thunderbolt.
Features of the MSI GE76 10UG-258FR Raider
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 300Hz 100% sRGB 5mm thin edges (1920×1080, anti-reflective / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10870H Comet Lake-H (2.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 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 slot (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 (Gen1) 1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI (4K @ 60Hz), mini-DisplayPort, SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.2 Gigabit Ethernet (Killer DoubleShot Pro E3100 2500 Mb / s)|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, RGB per key, Silver Lining Print|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 1W) 1 subwoofer (1 x 2W), Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 6250mAh 99.9Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.9 Kg / 397 x 284 x 25.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI GE76 10UG-258FR Raider
With its silver shell chassis, black interior and angular lines, it sports a clearly gamer design.
Its cooling is provided by Cooler Boost 5 technology which employs 2 fans, 6 heat pipes and ventilation grilles.
This designer-oriented gaming laptop PC has good connectivity, except for the absence of Thunderbolt. There are wireless Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, practical HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs for easy connection to a TV or a monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports, a USB-C without forgetting 3 USB 3.0 (compatible USB 2.0) guaranteeing transfers carried out up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
Designed in partnership with SteelSeries to adapt to the habits of gamers, the chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, here by a per-key RGB solution, which is practical to discern its keys in the dim light.
The screen will be of particular interest to gamers because it enhances fluidity in games thanks to its refresh rate of 300Hz higher than the 60Hz standard. Creatives will appreciate that the screen displays more faithful than average colors as well as wide viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically, as it adopts 100% sRGB and IPS characteristics. It is also suitable for High Definition content such as videos with its Full HD definition and 16: 9 format. In addition, thanks to its anti-reflective coating, the screen is more restful for the eyes in prolonged use than a shiny panel while ensuring better visibility in bright environments (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the MSI GE76 10UG-258FR Raider
The MSI GE76 10UG-258FR Raider may be of interest to those on a budget who want to invest in a versatile large-format laptop that is powerful in gaming and creative.
The overall power provided by this laptop PC is able to appeal to demanding users, whether gamers or creators. Because it is built around an Intel HM470 chipset, an Intel Comet Lake-H Octo Core i7-10870H processor and a large amount of 32 GB RAM.
In particular, this core guarantees a power beyond compare with that delivered by the vast majority of laptops on the market. So compared to a Quad / Hexa Core processor and 8/16 GB DDR4, much faster processing is obtained. The difference is particularly important in areas that require CPU and RAM resources using multicore, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
Creatives will be all the more delighted to find on board a dedicated high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card with ray tracing. Because it speeds up processing in software that takes advantage of GPU computing power (eg Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere / Photoshop).
Gamers will be most interested in the GeForce RTX 3070 as it is capable of running the most recent and graphics-intensive games at a good level of detail.
Just like the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the Quad Core i7, the GeForce RTX 3070 of course allows you to view photos.
It is the on-board NVIDIA Optimus technology that automatically switches in real time between the two as needed. Optimus favors the Intel UHD 630 as much as possible despite its modest features because it favors battery life compared to the GeForce RTX 3070.
In this regard, expect about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.
On the storage side, MSI made the wise choice of an SSD with a comfortable capacity of 1 TB that competes without worry with hard disks.
Because remember that compared to the latter, an SSD is silent, more resistant to shocks, more energy efficient and much faster.
On a daily basis thanks to the SSD, we take advantage for example of a faster arrival on the cards of online games or even faster games / software launches, processing and starts / stops.
In addition, scalability is on the program of this gaming laptop PC in terms of storage since an M.2 slot is free to add a second SSD if necessary.
Finally, it should be kept in mind that this computer is heard and heats up when it is strongly pushed (eg games, processing). Not the most easily transportable because of its weight and its large size, it is in any case particularly comfortable to use in the context of predominantly sedentary use (eg at home).