Armed for expert gaming with its GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card and 240Hz display, the MSI GP76 10UG-648XFR has a few strengths to consider. Under its intimidating black case, it houses an 11th generation Core i7-11800H (8 cores) supported by 16 GB of RAM and boosted by 1 TB SSD storage, enough to tackle all kinds of complex tasks. 240 Hz borderless screen, neat design, Multicolored SteelSeries keyboard per key and MSI technologies, everything is there to accompany you in the heart of the action, provided you override its average battery life, its partly plastic chassis or the fairly limited connectivity (without Thunderbolt 3).
Specifications MSI GP76 11UG-092FR Leopard
|Screen (s)||17.3 “Full HD LED IPS 240Hz (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H Comet Lake (2.3 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated (140W), Intel Iris Xe 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 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2, DP), HDMI 2.0 (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 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 4160mAh 65Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.9 Kg / 397 x 284 x 25.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI GP76 11UG-092FR
The MSI GP76 Leopard from 2021 does not touch anything on the cross design on the last GP76 under 10th gen Comet Lake processors. We find the same very angular silhouette with the hinge of the screen offset towards the front and most of the connections tilted on the rear face. MSI’s aesthetic signature is there but most will find this Leopard GP76 quite discreet and able to slip into a serious environment, at least when we stop at its uniformly black color. The design of its case and the Steel Series keyboard with multicolored backlighting per key which shines through the entire height of the keys (Silver Lining Printing) nonetheless attracts the eye.
Next, let’s talk about the 17.3-inch screen that catches the eye on this MSI GP76 11UG-092FR. And for good reason, highlighted by a thin frame, it sports high-end specifications: IPS panel with a refresh rate of 240 Hz , enough to offer fluid and detailed images during your gaming sessions. Especially since the viewing angles are wide thanks to the IPS panel . Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) is the most suitable for gamers and allows you to get the most out of your High Definition content while the matte coating prevents ambient light from being reflected on the screen, improving comfort (especially in dark scenes).
Let’s continue with a tour of the connections also thought for the players. This is quite small for a 17-inch gamer with the only dedicated video output being an HDMI 2.0 port and no card reader. There are also four USB ports including three USB 3.2 (Gen2) and one USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2; DP) without Thunderbolt 4 support. You also benefit from the latest generation of the 6E AX (6 Ghz) WiFi module , Bluetooth 5.2 and Gigabit Ethernet.
Performance, autonomy of the MSI GP76 11UG-092FR
To talk about performance, we find the GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cardgeneration Ampere (2021). This is a high-end GPU capable of meeting the needs of demanding gamers, exceeding the capabilities of a GeForce RTX 2080 Turing. Here it is supplied in its most powerful version at TDP 140W (Max-p). Thus, it is able to ensure a fluid rendering at 240Hz on all the user’s favorite games, by taking advantage of Ray-Tracing on compatible games with sharp details and a decent number of FPS. The RTX 3070 is also valuable for software exploiting GPU computing power in accelerating processing, even if the gain in this profile is not necessarily obvious compared to an RTX 3060. This is for example the case in multimedia under Sony Vegas or Adobe Première / Photoshop, which will interest creators,
Now let’s see what the PC has in the belly. Based on the Core i7-11800H Octo Core processor (2021), the PC offers substantially the same performance or a little more than a previous generation Core i7-10875H (10th). Overall, this results in a complete and easy management of the versatile use composed of video editing, 3D animation, programming or parallelization, with complex calculations.
The 16 GB RAM in front is comfortable and offers the right amount of flexibility in multitasking, enough to ensure the next few years.
Storage is just as basic here since it’s entrusted to a fast 1TB dedicated SSD (NVMe PCIe) . The system gains there directly compared to a configuration with mechanical hard drive because of the speed of loading offered by the SSD. This type of storage ensures almost instantaneous switching on and off, transfers calculated in seconds or instantaneous software launches where the mechanical support involved significant latencies. Note also that the SSD is by nature more silent, robust and efficient than a hard drive. And if it is often tackled for its too low storage capacity, this is not the case here since it provides 1 TB, enough to allow the
A word finally on the battery which is provided on this model with an honest capacity (60 Whr), enough to easily reach 7 hours of autonomy while being limited to low-consumption tasks (basic surfing, Office suite, etc.). It’s amazing for this type of energy-hungry gaming PC. Valuable, the RapidCharge Pro feature allows the Legion to regain 50% charge in less than 30 minutes.
Finally, with approximately 6 hours of autonomy in Web browsing with active Wifi, the MSI GP76 11UG-092FR is not intended to be really far from a power outlet, apart from occasional office use.