[Video Review] MSI GE76 Raider – the 165W RTX 3080 shows near-desktop performance


MSI GE76 Raider (11Ux) in-depth review

Apart from the cringy text on the land page of the GE76 Raider on MSI's official website, everything about the device seems to be impressive. Its design notes are very similar to the GP series, but it definitely brings more flare with its huge LED strip.Earlier this year, we saw ASUS release the SCAR 17 G733, which was an impressive device with a ton of performance. However, at least on paper, the GE76 Raider (2021) seems like it can chew through its opponent. We are talking about up to Core i9-11980HK, and an RTX 3080 with 16GB of GDDR6 video memory, and up to 165W of TGP thanks to a fir[...]

Pros

  • Loaded with RGB
  • A ton of fast, high-res display options
  • 94% sRGB coverage and accurate color representation thanks to our Gaming and Web design profile (Sharp LQ173M1JW04)
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (Sharp LQ173M1JW04)
  • 300Hz panel has very quick pixel response times (Sharp LQ173M1JW04)
  • Top tier GPU supports 165W TGP
  • Wi-Fi 6 support and two M.2 PCIe x4 drives
  • Great input devices

Cons

  • CPU performance is limited by the cooling
  • Quite pricey

MSI GE76 Raider (11Ux) - Specs

  • AUO B173HAN05.1 (AUO348E)
  • Color accuracy  2.3  1.2
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 8000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 + 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 99.9Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 397 x 268.4 x 25.9 mm (15.63" x 10.57" x 1.02")
  • Weight
  • 2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD)
  • HDMI
  • 2.1 (8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz)
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader
  • SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000, 2500 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • FHD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W Speakers + 2x 1W Woofers, Dynaudio
  • Optical drive

All MSI GE76 Raider (11Ux) configurations

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