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MSI GF76 12UGS-616FR Katana Specs and Details

Gaming laptop creator black large format, the versatile MSI GF76 12UGS-616FR Katana is able to support recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing graphics card that also accelerates processing like the Intel hybrid processor Core i7-12650H Alder Lake-H and 16 GB of powerful RAM. Featuring a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display with a frequency of 144Hz improves fluidity in games, this versatile laptop designed to play and create that runs Windows 11 benefits from enhanced responsiveness by its fast SSD storage, an RGB backlit keyboard but also connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.

MSI GF76 12UGS-616FR Katana Specs and Details

Features of the MSI GF76 12UGS-616FR Katana

Screen(s) 17.3″ Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 100% sRGB (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)
Processor Intel Core i7-12650H Alder Lake-H (10 cores, 6P 2.3 GHz, 4E 1.7 GHz)
Installed RAM (max) 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz (64GB), 2 slots (occupied)
Video card NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6 dedicated (105W, boost 1085MHz), Intel Iris Xe integrated processor and NVIDIA Optimus
Storage 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)
Connection 2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0 (4K@60Hz)
Network Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.2 Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111HS-CG, 1 Gbps)
Backlit keyboard Yes, RGB (1.7mm stroke)
Keypad Yes
Windows Hello
Audio system 2 speakers (2 x 2W), Nahimic 3 Audio Enhance
Operating system Windows 11 64-bit
Autonomy advertised / Battery 4 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 53.5Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 2.6 Kg / 398 x 273 x 25.2

The MSI GF76 12UGS-616FR Katana vs. the competition

The MSI GF76 12UGS-616FR Katana is currently available at Cdiscount and is positioned as one of the only ones in its category to offer a graphics card as powerful and recent as the processor (Alder Lake).

If this MSI GF76 12UEK-083FR Katana does not meet all your criteria, you will find on our laptop gamer guide other configurations to play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model that has the most powerful graphics card, it is it that will have the most impact on performance.

Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI GF76 12UGS-616FR Katana

With its black design with angular lines and touches of red, this versatile gaming and creative laptop cooled by Cooler Boost 5 technology via 2 fans, 6 heat pipes and air outlets has a relatively sober gaming look.

This creator gaming laptop has good connectivity including 1 USB-C (but not Thunderbolt!), Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules (newer and more powerful than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports or 3 USB including 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected.

Designed with the help of SteelSeries to be adapted to the habits of gamers, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit obviously which is very convenient to better discern its keys in the dim light.

MSI GF76 12UGS-616FR Katana Specs and Details

Gamers will appreciate that the screen adopts a refresh rate of 144Hz higher than the standard 60Hz which enhances fluidity in games. The display also displays more faithful than average colors with large vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its sRGB and IPS specifications. With its 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD definition, the screen also lends itself very well to the display of videos and more broadly High Definition content. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny slab in bright environments (e.g. outdoors) while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use.

Performance, autonomy of the MSI GF76 12UGS-616FR Katana

The MSI GF76 12UGS-616FR Katana is for those looking for a versatile 17-inch gaming and creative-oriented laptop.

As it embeds the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing, high-end NVIDIA Ampere dedicated graphics card, this gaming laptop creator is able to run recent games at a good level of detail.

In fact, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing is automatically enabled/disabled in real time by Optimus technology. It is requested to carry out graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution.

Integrated directly into the processor, the Iris Xe allows just like the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti to watch photos and videos but also to play modest titles. The Iris Xe offers the advantage of consuming little energy which promotes autonomy.
This is not the strong point of this computer since it is established around 4 hours in light use.

In any case, in addition to gamers, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti will interest creators. Because it accelerates processing under software taking advantage of multi-core, such as Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas.

The Iris Xe takes place in the Core i7-12650H, Intel hybrid processor Alder Lake-H here associated with 16 GB of RAM to support the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti in games and provide overall power to seduce demanding users.

MSI GF76 12UGS-616FR Katana Specs and Details

Creatives will particularly appreciate getting much faster processing with this core than a classic Quad/Hexa/Octo Core and 8GB DDR4, the difference being particularly noticeable in CPU and RAM intensive areas exploiting multi-cores, and therefore the 10 hybrid cores of the Alder Lake-H. This is for example the case in video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.

On the storage side, there is an SSD that clearly reinforces responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, for example, you can get to the maps of online games faster and you get much faster game/software launches as well as starts/stops and multimedia processing.

It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive while being more energy efficient, more resistant to shocks and silent.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity corresponding to the standard of hard drives. We therefore greatly appreciate the possibility of adding a second SSD via the free M.2 slot. If you run out of space, you can also obviously use an external storage unit such as a USB-C/USB 3.0 device to enjoy fast transfers.

Finally when it is strongly pushed (eg games, treatments), this portable pC gamer versatile multimedia creator is heard and heated.

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