• CPU: Intel Core i5-11400H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 60W)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • Weight: 2.25 kg (5 lbs)

Pros

  • Competitively priced
  • Two SODIMM slots, and up to two M.2 PCIe x4 slot
  • Rigid structure
  • Lacks PWM (AUO B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90))
  • 144Hz refresh rate (AUO B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90))

Cons

  • 53% sRGB coverage (AUO B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90))
  • Slow pixel response times and low maximum brightness (AUO B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90))
  • No SD card reader and Thunderbolt 4
  • Runs hot
  • Unimpressive battery life

MSI Katana GF66 - Specs Also known as MSI Katana GF66 (11UC-464CA)

CPU Performance #25
  • Intel Core i9-10980HK 5.8%
  • Intel Core i7-10875H 6.2%
  • Intel Core i5-11400H
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5700U 0.2%
  • Intel Core i9-9880H 1.3%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4600H 2.3%
GPU Performance #54
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (Laptop, 60W) 2.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) 6.3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 60W)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Laptop) 6%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
panel 1
AUO B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90)
Color accuracy 3.3 -> 3.4
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD
M.2 Slot
up to 2x M.2 PCIe x4
RAM
8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
53Wh, 3-cell
Body Material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Dimensions
359 x 259 x 24.9 mm (14.13" x 10.20" x 0.98")
Weight
2.25 kg (5 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Speakers Stereo Speakers by Nahimic Audio
  • Optical drive

 

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

Name AUO B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90)
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 258 cd/m2
sRGB 53%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920x1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1000:1
dE Color Checker 3.3 3.4
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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MSI Katana GF66 in-depth review

MSI's GF series has traditionally been the manufacturer's entry-level gaming devices. Naturally, this makes it a hot property as not everybody is willing to spend a whole fortune on a laptop. However, the GF notebooks were notorious for their cooling problems, and we really hope that this year's redesign will address these issues. In addition to the mild redesign, we are happy to see that MSI has spared no effort in introducing the latest additions from Intel and NVIDIA. This includes the Ti[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-11400H

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 60W)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Apex Legends
MIN
MED
MAX
 
Bench
155
fps
134
fps
95
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
142
fps
118
fps
67
fps
41
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
LOW
MED
Bench
128
fps
64
fps
50
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
MIN
MED
Bench
78
fps
50
fps
24
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Cyberpunk 2077
LOW
MED
Bench
51
fps
41
fps
39
fps
33
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
LOW
MED
Bench
76
fps
62
fps
31
fps
28
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
LOW
MED
 
Bench
108
fps
106
fps
86
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
LOW
MED
MAX
 
Bench
278
fps
234
fps
215
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
LOW
MAX
Bench
130
fps
112
fps
106
fps
95
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
LOW
MED
Bench
84
fps
75
fps
63
fps
35
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
145
fps
124
fps
115
fps
98
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
99
fps
80
fps
56
fps
42
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
LOW
 
Bench
90
fps
42
fps
20
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
LOW
MAX
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
LOW
 
 
Bench
182
fps
116
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
186
fps
164
fps
120
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
88
fps
73
fps
61
fps
39
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
LOW
 
Bench
84
fps
74
fps
66
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
170
fps
156
fps
156
fps
155
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
MED
 
Bench
111
fps
106
fps
84
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
LOW
MED
Bench
117
fps
91
fps
76
fps
58
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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