MSI GE66 Raider

MSI GE66 Raider

MSI GE66 Raider

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BEST RATING
Gaming, 3D & AI:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.4/10
GAMING/3D: Excellent9.0/10
ENG/DESIGN: Excellent9.1/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.8/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.2/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Excellent9.4/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The MSI GE66 Raider is a premium laptop with a high price tag, offering ample storage and memory, a top-tier Intel processor, and Nvidia's powerful RTX 3080 Ti graphics. With a large battery capacity, this laptop has a crisp 15.6-inch IPS display but is not touchscreen and has a standard refresh rate suitable for gaming and demanding tasks. Its weight and size hint at limited portability. Connectivity options are robust, including multiple USB-C and Thunderbolt ports. It's an excellent choice for gaming, 3D rendering, and engineering applications, although you'll trade off on battery life and portability due to its high-performance components. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • High-quality build
  • Excellent performance
  • Great screen resolution
  • Powerful graphics card
  • Ample storage and RAM
Cons
  • Heavy and bulky
  • Short battery life
  • No touchscreen
  • Moderate portability

Ratings by Category

Gaming, 3D & AI:
4.7
The MSI GE66 Raider excels in gaming and 3D due to its high-end Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti graphics card which is excellent for these tasks, and the laptop features a high screen refresh rate of 120 Hz, which provides a smoother visual experience important for fast-paced games.
Engineering & Design:
4.7
The MSI GE66 Raider excels in engineering and design tasks due to its powerful CPU, high-capacity RAM, and top-tier GPU, which enable handling complex computations and graphics-intensive applications smoothly, combined with a high-resolution IPS display that offers clear and accurate visuals. While somewhat heavy and less portable, it features a high-quality keyboard and decent speakers, but you might notice the operation noise during heavy loads.
Keyboard Quality:
4.7
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Build Quality:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
General Use:
4.5
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.5
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Battery Life:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
3.9
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
3.3
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$3,011
Brand
MSI
Release Date
January 01 2022
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 10.5'' x 0.92''
Weight
5.25 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-12900HK
Overall CPU Score
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9.5/10
Graphics
RTX 3080 Ti (150 W)
Overall GPU Score
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9.9/10
RAM
32 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
3840 x 2160
General Use Screen Score
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8.4/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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7.8/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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8.5/10
Diagonal Size
15.6"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 hours
Battery Capacity
99 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p
Keyboard Quality Score
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9/10
Fingerprint Reader
No
Number Pad
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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Patrick Schüdzig | June 2022
"The MSI Raider GE66 12UHS notebook passes with flying colors. The GE66 is a high-end notebook with strong performance. The keyboard and trackpad are still very good and score well with precise inputs as well as high build quality. Thanks to a new liquid metal cooling solution, the Intel Core i9 12900HK brings a performance increase of around 50 percent over the predecessor's Intel Core i9 10980HK. The installed graphics card in our device delivers up to 30 percent higher frame rates than the RTX 2070 Super in the MSI GE66 10SFS."

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