Designed for gaming, the MSI GP76 10UG-259FR Leopard is a black gaming laptop capable of running recent and demanding games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere ray tracing GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card which also speeds up processing. Equipped with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen with frequency of 144Hz which improves fluidity in games, it is powerful thanks to its good amount of RAM, its Octo Core i7 Comet Lake-H processor but also its fast SSD storage which reinforces its reactivity (but whose capacity is limited). Creative oriented, this laptop PC for gamers has a backlit RGB chiclet keyboard and Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity, but not Thunderbolt 3.
Specifications MSI GP76 10UG-259FR Leopard
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 100% sRGB (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10870H Comet Lake-H (2.2 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 3070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) 1 free M.2 slot (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 (Gen2), HDMI (4K @ 60Hz)|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.1 Gigabit Ethernet (Intel Ethernet I225-V, 2.5 Gb / s)|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, RGB per key, Silver Lining Print|
|Audio system||2 XL speakers (2 x 2W), Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||4 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 4160mAh 65Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.9 Kg / 397 x 287 x 25.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI GP76 10UG-259FR Leopard
With its black frame with angular lines, it takes up the gamer codes in terms of design while adopting a relatively discreet look.
Cooler Boost 5 technology takes care of cooling this gaming laptop PC by relying on 2 fans, 6 heat pipes and air vents.
In terms of connectivity, this computer designed to play and create is well equipped with its Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, its output practical HDMI video for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, its Ethernet and audio ports, its USB-C as well as its 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times more faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
Too bad, however, to note the absence of Thunderbolt 3 …
In any case, we can obviously backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard, here by an RGB system per key, which is very practical to distinguish them in the event of limited ambient light.
The keyboard design was done with the help of SteelSeries to make it suitable for gamers.
With its 100% sRGB and IPS specifications, the screen offers more faithful than average colorimetry as well as significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. As it adopts a 16: 9 format and Full HD definition, it is also very suitable for displaying videos and more generally High Definition content.
Thanks to its anti-reflective coating, the screen also provides better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel while being more restful for the eyes over a long period.
The screen also improves fluidity in games because it is adorned with a frequency of 144Hz higher than the standard 60Hz.
MSI GP76 10UG-259FR Leopard performances, battery life
The MSI GP76 10UG-259FR Leopard may appeal to those looking for a versatile 17-inch laptop that is powerful, gaming-oriented and creative.
It is able to run the most recent and graphics-intensive games at a good level of detail as it takes advantage of the high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 dedicated graphics card with ray tracing.
Like the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ampere of course allows you to view photos.
In fact, the onboard NVIDIA Optimus technology is responsible for switching automatically and in real time between the two as needed. Optimus favors the Intel UHD 630 as much as possible despite its modest performance because it favors battery life compared to the GeForce RTX 3070.
In terms of battery life, bet on about 4 hours of battery operation in light use.
This GPU also has the advantage of speeding up processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere, which will be of interest to creative people.
Gamers and designers alike will be delighted with the overall power provided by this gaming laptop heart. Because it is built around an Intel HM470 chipset, an Octo Core i7-10870H Comet Lake-H processor and a good amount of 16 GB RAM.
These components notably guarantee much faster processing than a Quad / Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4. We particularly feel the difference under work requiring CPU and RAM resources using multicore, such as photo editing, 3D rendering or video editing.
On the storage side, MSI logically opts for an SSD because it provides much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive.
Thus, thanks to the SSD, for example, we get faster on the cards of online games than with a hard drive and we benefit from much faster starts / stops just like the games / software and processing.
An SSD is indeed much faster than a hard drive but also less energy, more robust and silent. Here the integrated SSD offers a capacity of 512 GB similar to the standard of hard drives.
If more space is needed, an M.2 slot is free to add a second SSD. You can also rely on an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.
Not the most easily transportable with its weight close to 3 Kg, this designer-oriented gaming laptop PC adopts a large, comfortable 17-inch format for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).
As with any computer of this type, it is necessary to expect noise and heating in the event of heavy loads (eg: games, processing).