Although most reviewers for the MSI GE76 Raider talked more about the first impressions of the new Intel Alder Lake processor than the laptop itself, those reviews are based on the MSI GE76 which is the laptop showing off what the MSI GE 76 Raider with the latest Intel 12th gen processor can do. And, o boy, does this laptop deliver some performance. There usually is a little performance increase, but never this much. All tech reviewers are amazed (and that includes me) about what this laptop delivers, awesome stuff. Let’s take a look at the specifications and features for the MSI GE76 Raider with this Intel 12 generation CPU on it.
What are the top specifications of the MSI GE76?
So let’s get techy for a bit, the MSI GE76 Raider of 2022 tops with the latest Intel 12th Gen I9 12900HK processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, 32GB DDR5 memory, and 2TB of NVME SSD of storage. Also, it has a lot of ports for everything you could want on a laptop. The GE76 has 3x USB-A, 1x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB-C with DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, 1x MiniDisplayPort, SD card reader, and an audio combo jack. The display is 17 inches tall and has a 360Hz refresh rate, which makes this display ideal for gaming! The battery life is on the short side, but this is nothing strange for a gaming laptop, according to TechRadar it can get around 4 to 5hours on a single charge.
So there you have the top specifications for the MSI GE76 laptop.
Is MSI GE76 Raider (2022) Worth It?
If you are into gaming, of course, you should take a look at this laptop. The GE76 Raider is made for gamers, and it doesn’t disappoint. Famous tech YouTubers Hardware Canucks, Linus Tech Tips, Dave 2 D, and tech blogs The Verge, Laptopmag, and PC World, all are impressed with how well this laptop with the latest processor from Intel, competes with Apple’s M1 Max in most benchmarks and even beats the AMD 5000 Ryzen processors. It’s an amazing laptop. I really like what Dave 2 D said in his video at the start.
You can expect this laptop to be even with or even better than last year’s desktops on gaming performance, yes that wasn’t a typo, desktop performance! That’s nuts. This means you can run any game on the highest settings and it will not fail you in any way. Even when you like to do some creative stuff on this laptop, you can expect great performance! Some reviewers found that the GE76 Raider beats the Apple MacBook Pro M1 Max in Adobe premiere exports, while other reviewers found that it nearly matches the render time. Even the Puget benchmarks, which help determine if it’s good when using playback, this laptop outperforms the Apple MacBook Pro, and that’s the laptop to beat.
Now there are some things that concern reviewers, and that is battery life. Although this laptop does better than most laptops, don’t expect the laptop to last long while playing games. The Verge did a test and didn’t get more than 50 minutes of a playable game time on battery life. When you do some simpler things, like browsing or watching some Netflix, or youtube reviews (you do watch them right), you can expect this laptop to run from 4 to 5 hours according to TechRadar and 6.5 hours according to Linus Tech Tips. But, yeah, if you want the best gaming performance, you should stay plugged in any way on any gaming laptop. Now, let’s get to the price. Topping off at $3,999 for the high-end model, this laptop is very pricey, but, hey, it’s a beast of a laptop!
It’s great to see a laptop that performs so well. Intel did a great job and is finally back in the game to be a fierce competition for AMD, and this laptop really shows this well.