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MSI GE66 10SGS-074

Specifications

MSI GE66 10SGS-074
MSI GE66 10SGS-074 (GE66 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-10980HK 8 x 2.4 - 5.3 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR4-2666
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, 3ms, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
1TB
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD, 2 x USB-C
Networking
Killer E3100G 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW) (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.8 x 358 x 268 ( = 0.94 x 14.09 x 10.55 in)
Battery
99.9 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
3400 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 82.86% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI GE66 10SGS-074

90% MSI GE66 Raider gaming laptop review (Core i9, RTX 2080 Super)
Source: Ultrabook Review English Archive.org version
This MSI GE66 Raider is one of the best-balanced performance laptops we've tested in years. It's a full-size 15-inch computer, so not as portable as some other options, but compensates by excellently balancing the performance, thermals, and noise-levels in pretty much every activity, from casual use to demanding workloads and games. On top of that, MSI greatly improved on the build quality from the previous generation, added a larger battery inside, and didn't compromise on any of the important aspects, including inputs, screen choices, or the IO. They did cut corners with the poor audio implementation, though.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% MSI GE66 Raider review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
The MSI GE65 Raider was called “a beast” in our review earlier this year. From its powerful specs, stunning 240Hz display and great overall gaming performance, there was much to love about the gaming laptop. However, below standard speakers and battery life hurt the already outdated design. For its follow-up, the GE66 Raider 10SGS, there are three main enhancements that leave the GE65 in the dust. Gaming performance is fairly top-notch, the 15.6 inch FHD screen running at 300Hz is gorgeous and the battery improvements are significant.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% MSI GE66 Raider review: A daring desktop replacement
Source: Good Gear Guide English Archive.org version
Armed with an Intel Core i9 processor and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics tech, the GE66 Raider s the kind of laptop that declares open season on the notion that a laptop can’t replace your desktop PC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
75% MSI GE66 Raider review: A daring desktop replacement
Source: PC World Australia English Archive.org version
Armed with an Intel Core i9 processor and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics tech, the GE66 Raider s the kind of laptop that declares open season on the notion that a laptop can’t replace your desktop PC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
MSI GE66 Raider Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English Archive.org version
The Raider provides a nice balance between portability, slimness, price and performance. It’s not as skinny as the MSI GS66 Stealth so there’s more room for cooling and faster GPUs. It’s available with a 6 core i7 and an 8 core i9 overclockable processor and your choice of NVIDIA RTX 2070, RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics. The laptop has 2 RAM slots, 2 M.2 NVMe SSD slots, a SteelSeries per key RGB backlit keyboard and a new programmable light bar on the front edge.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/24/2020

Foreign Reviews

MSI GE66 Raider 10SGS
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: High gaming performance; premium design; solid workmanship; big screen; nice display; powerful hardware. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/26/2020
Review: MSI GE66 Raider -10SGS (i9-10980HK, RTX 2080 SUPER @ 240 Hz)
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display; good ergonomy; nice connectivity. Negative: High price; noisy under loads.'
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2020
80% MSI GE66 Raider Review - Onderweg e-Sporter worden
Source: XGN Dutch NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор MSI GE66 Raider: спорткар в мире игровых ноутбуков
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice display; elegant design; solid workmanship; decent battery life. Negative: Noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/23/2020
90% مراجعة لجهاز الحاسب المحمول MSI GE66
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% MSI GE66 Raider review și teste – gaming la superlativ
Source: Giz.ro →EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
MSI GE66 Raider – printre cele mai bune laptop-uri testate in acest an
Source: Arena IT →EN Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful hardware; good cooling and silent system; high gaming performance. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2020

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 3,072 shaders. Runs at reduced clock speeds compared to a laptop RTX 2080 Super to achieve a much lower power consumption. The TGP is specified between 80 and 90 Watts with different clock speeds.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i9-10980HK: On Comet Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates eight processor cores clocked at 3.1 - 5 GHz that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). At the time of announcement, the i9-10980HK is the fastest Comet Lake-H CPU and fastest laptop CPU on the market. Thanks to the free multiplicator, the CPU can also be easily overclocked (but may not have much headroom).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


82.86%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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Stefan Hinum, 2020-08-17 (Update: 2020-08-17)