MSI Pulse GL76 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 1000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
2x M.2 PCIe x4 slots See photo
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
Dimensions
398 x 273 x 24.2 mm (15.67" x 10.75" x 0.95")
Weight
2.60 kg (5.7 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

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The 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

Design and Gaming

The 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

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

Office Work

The 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

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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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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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the MSI Pulse GL76 series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)
price
5412
performance

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the MSI Pulse GL76 series.

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

 

MSI Pulse GL76 in-depth review

MSI is one of the big names in the gaming market. Together with ASUS's ROG, and Dell's Alienware, they are the most recognizable brands, when it comes to portable gaming computers. Ultimately, they have a lot of series to cover a big customer base. Today, we will show you one of their latest additions - the Pulse GL76. What is really impressive about it, is the fact that it comes with the latest and greatest from both Intel, and NVIDIA. Yep, you can find a Core i7-11800H, and an RTX 3060. As[...]

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
  • Short battery life

Inside MSI Pulse GL76 - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
 
Bench
299
fps
277
fps
206
fps
 
-20%
271
fps
207
fps
149
fps
 
-51%
155
fps
134
fps
95
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
 
 
Bench
-34%
152
fps
139
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
149
fps
129
fps
109
fps
66
fps
-16%
155
fps
98
fps
79
fps
49
fps
-40%
128
fps
64
fps
50
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
-14%
1871
fps
89
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
120
fps
102
fps
65
fps
35
fps
-24%
105
fps
76
fps
45
fps
19
fps
-53%
78
fps
50
fps
24
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
178
fps
147
fps
92
fps
77
fps
-5%
178
fps
146
fps
85
fps
58
fps
 
-26%
142
fps
118
fps
67
fps
41
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
117
fps
105
fps
91
fps
78
fps
-20%
103
fps
88
fps
74
fps
48
fps
-50%
76
fps
62
fps
31
fps
28
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Cyberpunk 2077
136
fps
116
fps
94
fps
82
fps
-25%
109
fps
89
fps
67
fps
57
fps
-62%
51
fps
41
fps
39
fps
33
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
190
fps
176
fps
135
fps
 
-32%
133
fps
120
fps
90
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
662
fps
354
fps
223
fps
 
-7%
674
fps
315
fps
166
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
268
fps
219
fps
195
fps
134
fps
-29%
207
fps
153
fps
129
fps
88
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
437
fps
408
fps
389
fps
 
-6%
427
fps
393
fps
338
fps
 
-41%
278
fps
234
fps
215
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
187
fps
153
fps
149
fps
137
fps
-13%
167
fps
137
fps
126
fps
116
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
 
 
Bench
-5%
288
fps
179
fps
 
 
-40%
182
fps
116
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
219
fps
207
fps
210
fps
189
fps
-26%
192
fps
152
fps
143
fps
126
fps
-42%
145
fps
124
fps
115
fps
98
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
197
fps
169
fps
162
fps
142
fps
-10%
181
fps
151
fps
148
fps
126
fps
-34%
130
fps
112
fps
106
fps
95
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
103
fps
96
fps
87
fps
73
fps
-9%
97
fps
89
fps
80
fps
59
fps
-28%
84
fps
75
fps
63
fps
35
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
 
Bench
194
fps
190
fps
187
fps
 
-3%
204
fps
191
fps
161
fps
 
-47%
108
fps
106
fps
86
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
234
fps
139
fps
101
fps
84
fps
-16%
207
fps
121
fps
81
fps
62
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
 
Bench
118
fps
87
fps
45
fps
 
-16%
117
fps
64
fps
30
fps
 
-39%
90
fps
42
fps
20
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
473
fps
394
fps
344
fps
 
-13%
369
fps
353
fps
326
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
115
fps
103
fps
95
fps
81
fps
-8%
117
fps
102
fps
79
fps
63
fps
-30%
99
fps
80
fps
56
fps
42
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
 
Bench
107
fps
93
fps
84
fps
 
-7%
99
fps
86
fps
78
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
113
fps
101
fps
101
fps
89
fps
-10%
111
fps
94
fps
92
fps
66
fps
-35%
88
fps
73
fps
61
fps
39
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
270
fps
243
fps
215
fps
 
-8%
269
fps
227
fps
176
fps
 
-35%
186
fps
164
fps
120
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
-1%
160
fps
148
fps
 
 
-9%
149
fps
135
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
332
fps
284
fps
283
fps
282
fps
-9%
317
fps
252
fps
253
fps
253
fps
-46%
170
fps
156
fps
156
fps
155
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
264
fps
230
fps
218
fps
192
fps
-24%
207
fps
181
fps
161
fps
138
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
153
fps
123
fps
116
fps
106
fps
-5%
160
fps
122
fps
107
fps
83
fps
-31%
117
fps
91
fps
76
fps
58
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
-8%
449
fps
261
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
292
fps
253
fps
213
fps
 
-10%
257
fps
231
fps
192
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
 
Bench
112
fps
97
fps
87
fps
 
-4%
108
fps
93
fps
83
fps
 
-24%
84
fps
74
fps
66
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
 
Bench
-5%
288
fps
179
fps
 
 
 
-40%
182
fps
116
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
544
fps
535
fps
60
fps
 
-23%
426
fps
387
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
110
fps
107
fps
98
fps
72
fps
-12%
104
fps
98
fps
85
fps
55
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
 
Bench
200
fps
200
fps
200
fps
 
200
fps
200
fps
200
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
 
Bench
238
fps
228
fps
183
fps
 
-30%
166
fps
159
fps
127
fps
 
-54%
111
fps
106
fps
84
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
163
fps
147
fps
138
fps
114
fps
-2%
163
fps
142
fps
134
fps
112
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

 

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