MSI Raider GE76

MSI Raider GE76

MSI Raider GE76

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BEST RATING
Gaming, 3D & AI:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.5/10
GAMING/3D: Excellent9.0/10
ENG/DESIGN: Excellent9.0/10
PORTABILITY: Poor5.8/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.6/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Excellent9.3/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The MSI Raider GE76 is a high-end gaming laptop offering robust performance, thanks to its Intel i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti graphics card. It's equipped with a large 17.3-inch IPS display which provides clear visuals but is not a touchscreen. The resolution is sharp and the screen's high refresh rate enhances fast-motion play for gaming. It has a substantial amount of storage and memory, ensuring smooth multitasking and gaming experiences. However, with powerful performance comes decreased portability; it's heavier and has a shorter battery life, which means it's not ideal for frequent travel. The laptop has extensive connectivity options, with multiple USB-C and Thunderbolt ports, Ethernet, and more. It's designed with gamers in mind, sporting a backlit keyboard with a number pad and hardware features like ray tracing and DLSS for advanced graphics rendering. While you will enjoy a premium gaming and engineering experience with excellent general use performance, if you need a device for day-to-day travel or longer use on a single charge, you might find it less suitable. The Raider GE76 is better suited for stationary use where its weight and battery life are of less concern, delivering top-notch performance for gaming and resource-intensive tasks. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Powerful main processor and GPU
  • Large, high-refresh-rate screen
  • Extensive storage and memory
  • Robust build and heat management
  • Many ports including Thunderbolt 4
Cons
  • Heavy, reducing portability
  • Lower battery life
  • No touchscreen available
  • No USB-C charging support

Ratings by Category

Gaming, 3D & AI:
4.7
The MSI Raider GE76 stands out for gaming and 3D applications because it's equipped with a high-end Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti graphics card that delivers top-notch visual performance, crucial for the latest games and 3D rendering. Additionally, its screen offers a 240Hz refresh rate, which ensures silky-smooth visuals, a plus for fast-paced gaming and creating a more fluid experience in 3D tasks.
Engineering & Design:
4.7
The MSI Raider GE76 is excellent for engineering and design use because it packs a high-performance CPU, ample RAM, and a leading GPU, all crucial for running complex simulations and design software efficiently. Additionally, its high-quality IPS screen with great color coverage ensures precise visual work, though it trades off portability due to its size and weight.
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.
General Use:
4.6
The MSI Raider GE76 is great for general use due to its powerful Intel i7 CPU and ample RAM, which ensure smooth multitasking and quick application loads. Additionally, its IPS screen with high resolution provides crisp and vibrant display quality, although the laptop's larger size and modest battery life make it less optimal for frequent travel.
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 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.
Operating Noise:
3.5
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
$3,552
Brand
MSI
Release Date
January 05 2022
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
15.6'' x 11.2'' x 1.02''
Weight
6.39 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700H
Overall CPU Score
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9.2/10
Graphics
RTX 3080 Ti (175 W)
Overall GPU Score
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9.9/10
RAM
32 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
2560 x 1440
General Use Screen Score
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8.4/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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9.1/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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8.3/10
Diagonal Size
17.3"

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
99.9 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

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

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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Florian Glaser | January 2022
"The MSI Raider GE76: with Alder Lake and RTX 3080 Ti to gaming heaven. Yes, MSI could improve some aspects (like the quality of the webcam), but the manufacturer offers a very convincing and balanced overall package. The biggest advantage is definitely the immense performance potential. The combination of Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, 32 GB DDR5 RAM and two NVMe SSDs offers a lot of performance for the next couple of years and plenty of power for 3D applications. Most titles would run smoothly on an external 4K screen no matter the quality preset. We came away impressed with the integrated 360 Hz panel's fast response times and good color accuracy."

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