Black gaming laptop PC, the creator- oriented MSI GP76 10UG-260FR Leopard is able to run recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing graphics card which also accelerates multimedia processing like the Comet Lake processor -H Intel Octo Core i7 and the right amount of RAM. Designed for gaming and creating, this computer also features a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen with a frequency of 144Hz for better gaming fluidity and fast 1TB SSD storage for enhanced responsiveness. This laptop PC intended for gaming and creation also benefits from a backlit RGB chiclet keyboard as well as a Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connection, but does not include the Thunderbolt 3.
Specifications MSI GP76 10UG-260FR Leopard
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 100% sRGB (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10750H Comet Lake-H (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots|
|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||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (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-260FR Leopard
This gaming laptop PC has a relatively sober look while taking up the codes of the genre with its matte black frame with angular lines.
It is cooled by Cooler Boost 5 technology which uses 2 fans, 6 heat pipes and ventilation grilles.
On the connectivity side, this laptop PC for gamers and creators is well equipped except that it skips the Thunderbolt 3.
Here we find wireless Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports, 1 USB-C not to mention 3 USB 3.0 ( USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged in.
We can obviously backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard, here via an RGB solution per key, which is practical to discern them correctly in the dark. SteelSeries helped design the keyboard to suit gaming habits.
The screen reinforces its fluidity in games because it is adorned with a frequency of 144Hz higher than the standard 60Hz. Thanks to its 100% sRGB and IPS characteristics, the screen displays colors more faithful than the average as well as important vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility in bright surroundings (eg outdoors) while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use. In addition, as it adopts a Full HD definition as well as a 16 / 9th format, the screen is suitable for High Definition content such as videos.
Performance, battery life of the MSI GP76 10UG-260FR Leopard
The MSI GP76 10UG-260FR Leopard is aimed at those who have a substantial budget and wish to acquire a versatile 17-inch laptop PC with a performance focus on gaming and creation.
The most recent and graphics-intensive games can run on this gaming laptop PC at a good level of detail because it embeds the dedicated high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card with ray tracing.
Just like the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor, the GeForce RTX 3070 of course allows you to view photos.
NVIDIA Optimus technology automatically switches between the two in real time as needed. Optimus gives maximum preference to the Intel UHD 630 despite its modest features because it favors battery life compared to the GeForce RTX 3070.
This Ampere GPU also has the advantage of speeding up processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop and Sony Vegas, something that will appeal to creative people.
They will appreciate the heart of this portable gaming PC. Because it is built around an Intel HM470 chipset, a Hexa Core i7-10750H Comet Lake-H processor and a good amount of 16 GB RAM.
However, this core guarantees much faster processing than a Quad Core processor and 8 GB DDR4, particularly in areas requiring CPU and RAM resources using multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
More generally, we obtain solid general performance thanks to this core, which supports the GeForce RTX 3070 well in games.
However, it should be kept in mind that currently, the contribution of the 6 cores of the Hexa Core is variable in games compared to the 4 cores of a Quad Core.
Storage will be of interest to creators and gamers alike. Because it is entrusted to a dedicated SSD with a comfortable capacity of 1 TB which easily rivals hard disks while being more resistant to shocks, more energy efficient, silent and much faster.
On a daily basis thanks to the SSD, we take advantage, for example, of games / software launches much faster than with a hard drive, as well as start / stop and processing, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Good point in terms of scalability, an M.2 slot is available to add a second SSD if necessary.
Finally on the battery life side, expect around 4 hours of battery operation in light use for this gaming laptop which is not the most easily transportable due to its heavy weight and large format. But it is particularly comfortable for predominantly sedentary use (eg at home).
In any case, it is necessary to anticipate noise and heating from this computer when it is strongly pushed (eg: games, processing).