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MSI 15.6" GE66 Raider

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  • Processor

    Intel Core i9-11980HK (11th Gen), Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen)

  • Processor Cores

    2.6 to 5 GHz 8-Core, 2.4 to 4.6 GHz 8-Core

  • Graphics Card

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 with 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM

  • Installed Memory

    32 GB, 16 GB

Description
The MSI GE66 Raider gaming laptop is an ideal choice for gamers looking for a lightweight, powerful laptop that also offers great battery life. It features Intel Core i9-11980HK processor with 3200 MHz GDDR4 memory, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card with 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM, and 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD storage. The 15.6" screen has high resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. With a lightweight design and plenty of power under the hood, you’ll never need to slow down or sacrifice any detail.
Specification
MSI 15.6" GE66 Raider Gaming Laptop (Titanium Blue)MSI 15.6" GE66 Raider Gaming Laptop (Titanium Blue)MSI 15.6" GE66 Raider Gaming Laptop (Titanium Blue)MSI 15.6" GE66 Raider Gaming Laptop (Titanium Blue)
Storage

It comes with 1 TB of hard drive storage installed, via 1 x 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD harddrive.

It comes with 2 TB of hard drive storage installed, via 1 x 2 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD harddrive.

SSD Slots
1 x M.2 PCIe (Unspecified Interface)1 x M.2 PCIe (Unspecified Interface)1 x M.2 PCIe (Unspecified Interface)1 x M.2 PCIe (Unspecified Interface)
Storage Installed
1 TB1 TB2 TB1 TB
Solid State Storage
1 x 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe1 x 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe1 x 2 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe1 x 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Performance

With an 11th gen Intel CPU you can be assured that the laptop has a recent CPU. Whilst not the latest, due to the release of the Intel 12 Series CPUs, it is still recent. However, with the release of the 12th gen you may wish to choose that instead to ensure the longevity of your new laptop.

With the 12th Gen processors now released, choosing this laptop with a 12th gen CPU inside will ensure your laptop goes the mile. It's the latest CPU from Intel, offering many performance increases over the previous 11th gen CPUs.

There's a Dedicated graphics card which is a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM.

There's a Dedicated graphics card which is a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 with 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM.

A dedicated graphics card usually offers a little bit more graphics power so could be better suited towards gaming and/or graphics processing work like image or video editing.

The maximum memory capacity is 64 GB via the 2 (0 Available) memory slots.

The RAM slot type is 260-Pin SO-DIMM.

Because at least one of the ram slots in the MSI 15.6" GE66 Raider is replaceable, you will be able to upgrade the ram at a later date.

Memory Type
3200 MHz DDR43200 MHz DDR43200 MHz DDR43200 MHz DDR4
Processor Cores
2.6 to 5 GHz 8-Core2.6 to 5 GHz 8-Core2.6 to 5 GHz 8-Core2.4 to 4.6 GHz 8-Core
Memory Configuration
2 x 16 GB (User-Replaceable)2 x 16 GB (User-Replaceable)2 x 16 GB (User-Replaceable)2 x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)
Graphics Card Type
DedicatedDedicatedDedicatedDedicated
Installed Memory
32 GB32 GB32 GB16 GB
Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAMNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAMNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 with 16 GB GDDR6 VRAMNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Max. Memory Capacity
64 GB64 GB64 GB64 GB
Memory Slots
2 (0 Available)2 (0 Available)2 (0 Available)2 (0 Available)
Memory Slot Type
260-Pin SO-DIMM260-Pin SO-DIMM260-Pin SO-DIMM260-Pin SO-DIMM
Processor
Intel Core i9-11980HK (11th Gen)Intel Core i9-11980HK (11th Gen)Intel Core i9-11980HK (11th Gen)Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen)
Display

The screen has a refresh rate of 165 Hz.

The screen has a refresh rate of 240 Hz.

The 165 Hz will ensure gamers and video editors receive a smooth experience and ensure the screen is not holding a quality experience back.

Panel Type
IPS-Type LCDIPS-Type LCDIPS-Type LCDIPS-Type LCD
Screen Resolution
2560 x 14402560 x 14403840 x 21602560 x 1440
Colour Gamut
100% DCI-P3100% DCI-P3100% Adobe RGB100% DCI-P3
Aspect Ratio
16:916:916:916:9
Refresh Rate
165 Hz240 Hz240 Hz
Screen Size
15.6"15.6"15.6"15.6"
TouchScreen?
NoNoNoNo
Connections

You'll find Wifi 6 inside the laptop, which is the current generation. This gives you a small step up in terms of future-proofing your tech, yet may not give you much of an advantage over wifi 5 unless your router and the rest of your setup is up to scratch.

With the latest standard of Bluetooth included, Bluetooth 5, you'll be set for a few more years of ensuring any new peripheral purchased is fully compatible.

NFC
NoNoNoNo
Ethernet
1 x RJ45 (2.5GbE)1 x RJ45 (2.5GbE)1 x RJ45 (2.5GbE)1 x RJ45 (2.5GbE)
MU Mimo Support
2 x 22 x 22 x 22 x 2
WIFI
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
Bluetooth
5.25.25.25.2
Ports & Peripherals

When it comes to ports, it's offered with 1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) ports. 2 Type-A ports is usually enough for regular laptop users, giving you enough freedom for the peripherals you need.

There's an option of using the Type-C USB ports, with 1 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery) 1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports being offered too, allowing both the use of almost any current peripheral, but also adaptors & dongles allowing use of additional ports for the laptop.

With a backlit keyboard, you'll clearly see your keys and ensure minimal mistakes when you're typing what you need to type.

Don't fret about your wired headphones though, the 3.5mm headphone jack will let you plug right in.

USB Type C
1 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery) 1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 21 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery) 1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 21 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery) 1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 21 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery) 1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2
Security
Dedicated TPM Security ChipDedicated TPM Security ChipDedicated TPM Security ChipDedicated TPM Security Chip
Keyboard
84-Key Backlight84-Key Backlight84-Key Backlight84-Key Backlight
Built in Mic
YesYesYesYes
Audio Ports
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Ports
1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
Media / Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXCSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXCSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXCSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Display Ports
1 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery) 1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 21 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery) 1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 21 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery) 1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 21 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery) 1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2
Pointing Device
TouchPadTouchPadTouchPadTouchPad
Webcam
User-Facing: 1080pUser-Facing: 1080pUser-Facing: 1080pUser-Facing: 1080p
Build in Speakers
2 x 2 W2 x 2 W2 x 2 W2 x 2 W
Design

It comes in at a weight of 5.25 lb / 2.38 kg, and total dimensions of 14.09 x 10.51 x 0.92" / 35.79 x 26.7 x 2.34 cm.

Dimensions
14.09 x 10.51 x 0.92" / 35.79 x 26.7 x 2.34 cm14.09 x 10.51 x 0.92" / 35.79 x 26.7 x 2.34 cm14.09 x 10.51 x 0.92" / 35.79 x 26.7 x 2.34 cm14.09 x 10.51 x 0.92" / 35.79 x 26.7 x 2.34 cm
Operating System
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
Brand
MSIMSIMSIMSI
Weight
5.25 lb / 2.38 kg5.25 lb / 2.38 kg5.25 lb / 2.38 kg5.25 lb / 2.38 kg
Manufacturer ID
GE66 RAIDER 11UG-271GE66 RAIDER 11UG-068GE66 RAIDER 11UH-227GE66 RAIDER 11UG-070
Power

The power supply for the MSI 15.6" GE66 Raider is a 240 W with Barrel/Proprietary so if you're concerned about power usage, make sure this fits within your requirements.

The power supply for the MSI 15.6" GE66 Raider is a 280 W with Barrel/Proprietary so if you're concerned about power usage, make sure this fits within your requirements.

Power Supply
240 W with Barrel/Proprietary240 W with Barrel/Proprietary280 W with Barrel/Proprietary240 W with Barrel/Proprietary
Battery

The battery life is achieved via a 4-Cell: 99.9 Wh capacity battery.

Battery Capacity
4-Cell: 99.9 Wh4-Cell: 99.9 Wh4-Cell: 99.9 Wh4-Cell: 99.9 Wh
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Where to buy the MSI 15.6" GE66 Raider
MSI GE66 Raider 11UH-227 15.6" Gaming Notebook - Intel Core i9-11980HK 2.6GHz - 32GB RAM - 2TB SSD - 3840 x 2160 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 - Windows 10 Home - Titanium Blue
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$2899
MSI GE66 Raider 15.6" UHD 4K Anti-Glare Thin Bezel Display, Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX3080, 32GB, 2TB NVMe SSD, Win10, Titanium Blue (11UH-227)
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$2899
MSI GE66 Raider 15.6'' (2TB SSD Intel Core i9 11980HK 2.6GHz 32GB) Laptop - Blue (GE6611UH-227)
ebay.com
$3149
MSI GE Series GE66 Raider 11UH-227 15.6" 4K/UHD Intel Core i9 11th Gen 11980HK (2.60 GHz) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 32 GB Memory 2 TB NVMe SSD Windows 10 Home 64-bit Gaming Laptop
newegg.com
$3499
GE66 Raider 11UH-227 15.6" UHD 4K
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$3499.99
Reviews of the MSI 15.6" GE66 Raider
Rated 4.2 / 5 from 7 Reviews
Great power and battery life
techradar.com
  • - 4
Though it sounds like a fighter jet under heavy stress, the MSI GE66 Raider 10SGS offers a gorgeous 300Hz screen and good all-around gaming performance.
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a top-tier gaming laptop
t3.com
  • - 5
With the MSI GE66 Raider gaming laptop you've got stacks of power, a great screen, and a compelling design – and that's just about everything you can ask for. While the fan noise and battery life could use some improvements, we've got no major complaints here.
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Screaming-fast performance, roaring cooling fans
pcmag.com
  • - 4
Its loud cooling fans notwithstanding, the MSI GE66 Raider is one of the best-performing 15-inch gaming laptops money can buy.
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Huge gaming performance well-colled by loud fans
windowscentral.com
  • - 3.5
You'll either love or hate the keyboard, the fans are loud, and the proprietary software may or may not work for you, but MSI's GE66 Raider beckons with its generous unthrottled gaming performance, high-end FHD display options, and enormous battery.
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Fully Loaded For Gaming And Productivity
gizbot.com
  • - 5
The MSI GE66 Raider is a high-performance gaming laptop that can handle most modern AAA titles without any issue. It has a high-performance CPU, GPU, and a big battery. On top of that, the RGB lighting also gives this laptop a lot of character as well.
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Good-Looking 300 Hz Powerhouse
tomshardware.com
  • - 4
The MSI GE66 Raider sits atop a beautiful RGB bar, and that’s just the start of its premium build. Gaming framerates are competitive or better than slightly pricer rivals, and the 300 Hz screen is great for esports.
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Meet the most powerful 15-inch in the land
laptopmag.com
  • - 4
The MSI GE66 Raider packs the power and speed of a desktop replacement into a more manageable 15-inch chassis.
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