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MSI Pulse GL66 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 2000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
2x M.2 PCIe x4 slots See photo
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, No OS
Dimensions
359 x 259 x 23.9 mm (14.13" x 10.20" x 0.94")
Weight
2.25 kg (5 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
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

All MSI Pulse GL66 configurations

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

blankThe first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

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Design and Gaming

blankThe second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

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Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

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Office Work

blankThe third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

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You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

Buy our profiles for AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED) / 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS

In addition to receiving efficient and health-friendly profiles, by buying LaptopMedia's products you also support the development of our labs, where we test devices in order to produce the most objective reviews possible.

Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

$4.96
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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the MSI Pulse GL66 series.

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

 

MSI Pulse GL66 in-depth review

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Today, we have a very special laptop for you. Its importance is not only related to the rebranding that's going on in MSI's corner but also because of the hardware it sports. In fact, the Pulse GL66 will be the first laptop we test, that comes with a Tiger Lake H45 processor. Ultimately, this is Intel's best shot at AMD's hegemony in the CPU world. And although the blue company was still number one in the gaming world, they are aiming to solidify their positions, and at least temporarily halt A[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Two SODIMM slots, two M.2 PCIe x4 slot, one 2.5-inch SATA slot
  • Rigid structure
  • Lacks PWM (AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED))
  • 93% sRGB coverage and accurate colors with our Gaming and Web design profile (AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED))
  • Fast pixel response times and 144Hz refresh rate (AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED))

Cons

  • No SD card reader and Thunderbolt 4
  • Runs hot
  • Poor battery life

Inside MSI Pulse GL66 - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
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FIFA 21
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Bench
-34%
148
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141
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GTA V
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146
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85
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-13%
144
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79
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ARK: Survival Evolved
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98
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79
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141
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99
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83
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Minecraft
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Bench
-80%
411
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54
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Red Dead Redemption 2
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105
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76
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45
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94
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74
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48
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26
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Cyberpunk 2077
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116
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85
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70
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60
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109
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89
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67
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
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138
fps
123
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97
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133
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120
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90
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla
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103
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88
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74
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48
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87
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77
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67
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59
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Battlefield 5
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167
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137
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126
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116
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140
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123
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111
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107
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PES 2021
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Bench
-31%
167
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153
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The Witcher 3
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196
fps
155
fps
136
fps
99
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207
fps
153
fps
129
fps
88
fps
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DOOM Eternal
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204
fps
191
fps
161
fps
 
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165
fps
163
fps
148
fps
 
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CS:GO
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427
fps
393
fps
338
fps
 
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317
fps
278
fps
270
fps
 
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League of Legends
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Bench
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473
fps
394
fps
344
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323
fps
262
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248
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DOTA 2
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181
fps
151
fps
148
fps
126
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151
fps
125
fps
124
fps
108
fps
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World of Tanks
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Bench
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674
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315
fps
166
fps
 
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-32%
366
fps
244
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176
fps
 
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey
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97
fps
89
fps
80
fps
59
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84
fps
85
fps
77
fps
60
fps
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PUBG
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192
fps
152
fps
143
fps
126
fps
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-5%
150
fps
148
fps
148
fps
138
fps
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Borderlands 3
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117
fps
102
fps
79
fps
63
fps
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-9%
94
fps
88
fps
80
fps
67
fps
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Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
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207
fps
121
fps
81
fps
62
fps
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-7%
174
fps
115
fps
83
fps
68
fps
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Metro Exodus
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Bench
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117
fps
64
fps
30
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99
fps
69
fps
35
fps
 
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Rocket League
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Need For Speed Heat
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Bench
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107
fps
93
fps
84
fps
 
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88
fps
79
fps
73
fps
 
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Warframe
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Bench
-36%
231
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221
fps
 
 
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Team Fortress 2
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Bench
-4%
156
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143
fps
 
 
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PES 2020
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Bench
-31%
167
fps
153
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
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Bench
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269
fps
227
fps
176
fps
 
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186
fps
161
fps
155
fps
 
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider
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111
fps
94
fps
92
fps
66
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-8%
93
fps
85
fps
84
fps
71
fps
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Far Cry New Dawn
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Bench
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108
fps
93
fps
83
fps
 
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95
fps
85
fps
76
fps
 
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TC: Six Siege
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317
fps
252
fps
253
fps
253
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-29%
204
fps
187
fps
186
fps
186
fps
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For Honor
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Bench
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163
fps
161
fps
138
fps
 
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166
fps
159
fps
127
fps
 
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Resident Evil 2
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207
fps
181
fps
161
fps
138
fps
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-8%
168
fps
157
fps
160
fps
145
fps
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Halo: Reach
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292
fps
253
fps
213
fps
 
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167
fps
154
fps
140
fps
 
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Gears 5
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160
fps
122
fps
107
fps
83
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-29%
96
fps
84
fps
80
fps
75
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
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Bench
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200
fps
200
fps
200
fps
 
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200
fps
200
fps
200
fps
 
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Rise of the Tomb Raider
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149
fps
125
fps
88
fps
61
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
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163
fps
147
fps
138
fps
114
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-25%
120
fps
109
fps
105
fps
90
fps
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Hearthstone
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Bench
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544
fps
535
fps
60
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384
fps
355
fps
60
fps
 
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TC: Wildlands
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104
fps
98
fps
85
fps
55
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101
fps
96
fps
85
fps
57
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