MSI Raider GE66

MSI Raider GE66

MSI Raider GE66

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BEST RATING
Gaming & AI:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.3/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.9/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.2/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.4/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.8/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.2/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Excellent9.2/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The MSI Raider GE66 is priced in the upper midrange and offers high performance suitable for intensive gaming, 3D rendering, and engineering tasks with its robust processor and powerful graphics card. It comes with a large amount of RAM and storage to handle demanding applications and multitasking. The Raider GE66 features a high refresh rate display for smooth visual performance but is relatively heavy, impacting portability. Its battery life is moderate, making it less ideal for extended use away from power outlets. The laptop has an array of ports including Thunderbolt, USB-C, and HDMI, increasing connectivity options. It also has a backlit keyboard, but no number pad, and supports advanced features like hardware ray tracing and DLSS. 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.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-quality display colors
  • Very good heat management
  • Strong general performance
  • Potent for 3D and engineering
  • Solid build quality
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Moderately portable
  • Touchscreen not available
  • Limited Thunderbolt ports

Ratings by Category

Gaming & AI:
4.7
The MSI Raider GE66 excels in gaming and 3D due to its high-end Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics card that can handle graphically intensive tasks and its screen that refreshes images very quickly, making gameplay smooth. Its display also delivers clear, vivid images with a high brightness level, enhancing the visual experience for gaming and multimedia.
Engineering & Design:
4.7
The MSI Raider GE66 is great for engineering and design use because it boasts a powerful Intel i7 processor, extensive RAM, and a high-performance Nvidia GPU, facilitating demanding computational tasks and design software. Moreover, its high-resolution IPS display ensures precise color representation and clarity crucial for design accuracy, while its excellent keyboard and thermal management contribute to comfort during prolonged use.
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
The MSI Raider GE66 excels in general use due to its powerful CPU and ample RAM, which ensure smooth multitasking and fast application performance. Its high screen quality, combined with a balance between reasonable portability and battery life, make it versatile for both work and entertainment.
Software Development:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out 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
$2,998
Release Date
January 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 10.5'' x 0.92''
Weight
5.25 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700H
Graphics
RTX 3070 Ti (150 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
32 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours
Battery Capacity
99.9 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Refresh Rate
240Hz
Display Brightness
300 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Portability Score
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6.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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6.3/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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9/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
4
Thunderbolt Version
4

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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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