MSI GE76 Raider Review 2021

MSI GE76 Raider Review 2021

MSI GE76 Raider Review

In case you will utilize a PC to supplant your work area, the nearest experience you’ll get is deciding on something important and incredible. With a 17.3-inch show, up to an Intel Core i9-11980HK and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, the MSI GE76 Raider is outstanding amongst best gaming laptops for those searching for a work area substitution. It even brings abundance measures of RGB lighting kindness of a full light bar under the wrist rest.

Obviously, that all includes some significant pitfalls. As tried, the GE76 Raider is $3,399, which is no little (or even medium) cost. That is, it costs that much on the off chance that you can think that its at the present time. The segment lack implies we’ve seen this framework fall all through stock while evaluating this PC.

Specifications of MSI GE76 Raider

CPU Intel Core i9-11980HK
Graphics Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (16GB GDDR6, 165W Max graphics power, 1,710 MHz boost clock)
Memory 32GB DDR4-3200
Storage 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD
Display 17.3 inches, 1920 x 1080, 360 Hz
Networking Killer WiFi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth 5.2
Ports 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1, USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 2, Thunderbolt 4, USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2, 3.5 mm headphone jack, SD card slot, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, Ethernet jack,
Camera 1080p
Battery 99.9 Wh
Power Adapter 280W
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Dimensions(WxDxH) 15.63 x 10.57 x 1.08 inches / 397 x 268.48 x 27.43 mm
Weight 6.39 pounds / 2.9 kg
Price (as configured) $3,399.00

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Strong gaming performance
  • Fast SSD speeds
  • RGB light bar (that you can turn off)
  • Bright, fast display
  • 1080p webcam
Cons
  • Very expensive
  • Runs a bit warm

Design of MSI GE76 Raider

MSI’s force to be reckoned with is a 6.39-pound mass of metal and plastic. In any case, the extent that masses go, it’s fairly smooth. MSI hasn’t changed the Raider a ton since we last saw it, yet this time it has a 17-inch screen, boosting its size to make it even more a work area substitution as opposed to an advantageously compact gaming rig.

In principle, the new Raider is “titanium blue,” yet it actually looks pretty dim to me. The blue possibly appears in case you’re at the ideal point. The top has MSI’s winged serpent safeguard token on it in a tone-on-tone plan, however in any case it’s quite scanty, short a couple of rakish components that mix into the venting.

Relax, the remainder of the PC shouts gaming. The 17.3-inch show has limited bezels on three sides, with points slice in the bezel to cause it to appear to be a bit seriously forcing. That base bezel is powerful, which is normal however tragic.

The console, including a full number cushion, is RGB illuminated, as is the light bar under the palm rest. Truth be told, there’s a rull RGB light bar, only for the individuals who need the full range of lighting innovation under their fingertips — and wrists. It’s a ton of lights, however they can be wound down, for those occasions when you would prefer not to game or work while washed in a RGB gleam.

The aluminum assemble feels solid, however there is only a tad of flex in the focal point of the top.

There are ports on three sides of the PC: The left edge has both USB Type-An and USB Type-C ports, just as the 3.5 mm earphone jack and a lock space. On the right side, there are two more Type-A ports and a full-sized SD card opening.

The remainder of the Raider’s ports are on the back of the machine, including little DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 4, an Ethernet jack, HDMI and the force jack. The majority of these back ports are the sorts of things you’ll connect and leave there, similar to a charger or screen associations.

MSI’s PC measures 15.63 x 10.57 x 1.08 inches and weighs 6.39 pounds. I envision that for most, this will remain in one space more often than not. Dell’s Alienware m15 R4 is 15.74 x 11.56 x 0.87 inches and is a bit heavier at 6.6 pounds. Both the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733 and the Gigabyte Aorus 17G are 5.95 pounds. The previous is 15.55 x 11.11 x 1.08 inches and the last is 15.9 x 10.8 x 1 inches.

Gaming and Graphics

MSI furnished our Raider with a best in class Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 with 16GB GDDR6, 165W Max designs power and a 1,710 MHz help clock. Matched with the Intel Core i9-11980HK, it’s a solid gaming rig. The entirety of its rivals additionally use adaptations of the RTX 3080, however Nvidia’s a wide range of variants mean they have various rates and force levels.

To perceive how the RTX 3080 could control the 360 Hz show, I booted up Dota 2 and utilized the control center to take into consideration the greatest edge check. I turned the goal down to 720p and deliver quality to 60%, and the game ran somewhere in the range of 320 and 350 fps in more modest fights. There’s space to improve the game look, however you’ll lose some more casings. Honestly, I’m not adequate to make those additional edges awesome.

On the opposite finish of the range, I played Control, a requesting title, particularly with beam following on. At 1080p on high settings and medium beam following, the game ran somewhere in the range of 70 and 80 fps, remembering for battle circumstances. My fingers were a bit warm on the console, however less that it was awkward to play.

On Shadow of the Tomb Raider (most noteworthy settings, 1080p), the Raider ran the benchmark at 106 fps, defeating the Alienware m17 R4 (103 fps) while the Aorus and Strix fell behind. MSI’s PC likewise won out on Grand Theft Auto V (extremely high, 1080p) at 131 fps.

The Raider arrived in a nearby second in the Far Cry New Dawn benchmark (99 fps), falling behind the Alienware’s 105 fps and simply over the Gigabyte and Strix.

The distinctions were much nearer on Red Dead Redemption 2 (1080p, medium), where at 77 fps, the Raider was only 2 fps behind, and on Borderlands 3 (1080p, boss settings), where it hit 98 fps versus the Alienware’s 102 fps.

We likewise ran our standard pressure test: 15 runs of the Metro Exodus benchmark on RTX settings. The Raider hit a normal framerate of 71.8 edges each second. It began with a couple of runs somewhere in the range of 72 and 74 fps, prior to straightening out at 70 fps before the finish of the test. The CPU arrived at a normal of 3.7 GHz at 86 degrees Celsius (186.8 degrees Fahrenheit), with infrequent warm choking. The GPU ran at a normal 1.4 GHz at 80.7 degrees Celsius (177.3 degrees Fahrenheit).

Display of MSI GE76 Raider

The GE76 Raider came furnished with a 17.3-inch, 1080p showcase at 360 Hz for some fast jerk esports.

During my testing, I utilized the MSI GE76 Raider’s presentation to watch the trailer for the impending Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Of course, the trailer is truly downright awful, it looked quite fair on the Raider’s board. It’s a difficult video with bunches of dull scenes, however the screen gets sufficiently splendid to handle Venom slinking on top of a structure in the evening.

Control is another game with a dull climate, however even in a smoky room brimming with Hiss officers, the game’s red lighting popped and let me plainly see the Oldest House’s mechanical rooms.

MSI’s screen estimated a normal of 319 nits of brilliance, just past the Alienware m17 R4 (316 nits) and more splendid than both the Aorus 17G and Strix Scar 17.

The showcase on the Raider duplicates 73.3% of the DCI-P3 shading range, which is respectable however somewhat less striking than the remainder of the field.

Battery Life

Obviously, the Raider, with its immense screen and incredible parts, didn’t keep going extremely long on our battery test, in spite of a 99.9 watt hour battery (the biggest you can go with on a plane). While web based video, perusing the web and running OpenGL tests over Wi-Fi, all with the showcase at 150 nits of splendor, the Raider ran for 2 hours and 40 minutes.

That is 35 minutes longer than the Alienware m15 R4. Yet, both the Gigabyte Aorus 17G and the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 persevered through longer, with the previous enduring multiple additional hours.

Heat

We took our warmth estimations while running the Metro Exodus stress test to find out about how hot the Raider gets while gaming.

At the focal point of the console, between the G and H keys, the PC hit 46.4 degrees Celsius (115.5 degrees Fahrenheit), which is a bit hot. The touchpad arrived at 31.8 degrees Celsius (an agreeable 89.2 degrees Fahrenheit).

The most blazing point on the lower part of the PC estimated 59.8 degrees Celsius (139.6 degrees Fahrenheit)

Configurations

We tried the MSI GE76 Raider with an Intel Core i9-11980HK, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, 32GB of RAM, a 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD and a 1920 x 1080, 360 Hz show. That all accompanies a strong $3,399 sticker price.

For a similar unit with a Core i7-11800H and a RTX 3070, the framework costs $2,599. A Core i7 and RTX 3080 is $3,099. Both have been going all through stock as we assessed the framework, however the RTX 3070 model was more normal to discover at retailers.

Conclusion

For the most genuine PC gamers who are hoping to supplant a work area with something somewhat more versatile, the MSI GE76 Raider ought to be on their waitlist. It offers a quick, brilliant presentation combined with the absolute most remarkable versatile parts, bringing about an extraordinary esports arrangement or big-screen choice for AAA games.

It runs a bit warm, however that will in general be an issue on most workstations of this type. Maybe the greatest issue is in case you’ll have the option to discover one or not. Other than being amazingly expensive, it’s been going all through stock as I composed this survey. Less expensive arrangements were bound to be available.

For some more investment opportunities, you should look at the Alienware m17 R4, which has been a bit more dependably in stock, basically for RTX 3060 and RTX 3070 models.

In case you’re searching for the form with a RTX 3080 that stood head to head with the Raider, however, you might be in a tough situation: Dell isn’t posting that on its site as of this composition. That framework is additionally a bit heavier than the Raider.

Anything first in class is elusive at the present time. However, assuming you need however much gaming execution that you can get from a PC today, the MSI GE76 Raider is the place where it’s at.