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MSI GE76 Raider 11UH in review: High-end gaming laptop offers fast 360 Hz display

Powerful components. MSI has equipped the GE76 Raider with a new CPU and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3080, which is currently the most powerful graphics card for laptops. Our review will reveal what the new features are. Update: Better multi-core performance in the production model.
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MSI GE76 Raider 11UH

We were already able to get an impression of the identical predecessor of the GE76 Raider 11UH with the MSI GE76 Raider 10UH. We expect to find its good characteristics in our current review sample as well, which is equipped with a more up-to-date CPU in the form of an Intel Core i9-11980HK and the same graphics unit in the form of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. In addition, there's 64 GB of RAM, and a 2 TB SSD.

Since nothing has changed externally, we point to the review of the MSI GE76 Raider 10UH in the corresponding sections of the review. Furthermore, we choose the competing devices listed below for the comparison, to which additional laptops from our database can be added under each section.

Update on 08/16/2021: Assessment of the CPU performance of the production model in the "Performance" section.

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MSI GE76 Raider 11UH (GE76 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-11980HK 8 x 2.6 - 5 GHz, 200 W PL2 / Short Burst, 91.75 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU - 16384 MB, Core: 1710 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, 165 W TDP, NVIDIA 466.63, Intel UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs
Memory
65536 MB 
, dual-channel
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, AU Optronics AUOE295, IPS, glossy: no, 360 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM570
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB, 2048 GB 
, 1780 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined audio jack, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Killer E3000 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW) (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.4 x 397 x 268.5 ( = 1.08 x 15.63 x 10.57 in)
Battery
99.9 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2.1 MP
Additional features
Speakers: 2x Dynaudio 1W speaker, 2W woofers, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MSI Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.02 kg ( = 106.53 oz / 6.66 pounds), Power Supply: 880 g ( = 31.04 oz / 1.94 pounds)
Price
4,000 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
09/2021
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
i9-11980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
3 kg27.4 mm17.30"1920x1080
87 %
03/2021
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
3 kg27.4 mm17.30"1920x1080
88 %
05/2021
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
i9-11980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg22 mm17.30"3840x2160
85 %
04/2021
Alienware m17 R4
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
3 kg22 mm17.30"1920x1080

Case - Large and sturdy gaming laptop

A detailed description of the case can be found in the review of the MSI GE76 Raider 10UH.

Size comparison

397 mm / 15.6 inch 268.5 mm / 10.6 inch 27.4 mm / 1.079 inch 3 kg6.66 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 268.5 mm / 10.6 inch 27.4 mm / 1.079 inch 3 kg6.67 lbs399.8 mm / 15.7 inch 294.3 mm / 11.6 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 3 kg6.61 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 270 mm / 10.6 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 2.8 kg6.1 lbs
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Connectivity - GE76 Raider offers Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E

While the port selection has remained the same compared to the GE76 Raider 10UH, the rear USB-C port now features the Thunderbolt 4 standard.

Left side: Kensington lock, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, combined audio jack
Left side: Kensington lock, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, combined audio jack
Right side: 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, SD card reader, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
Right side: 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, SD card reader, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
Front: No ports
Front: No ports
Back: Mini DP 1.4, 1x Thunderbolt 4, 2.5 Gigabit LAN, HDMI 2.0b, power supply
Back: Mini DP 1.4, 1x Thunderbolt 4, 2.5 Gigabit LAN, HDMI 2.0b, power supply

SD card reader

The SD card reader in the GE76 Raider 11UH achieves 77 MB/s for copying and 88 MB/s for reading data with our reference memory card, the 128 GB AV Pro V60 microSD. Although these rates are passable, they are significantly lower than in the predecessor.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
193.9 MB/s ∼100% +152%
Alienware m17 R4
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
190 MB/s ∼98% +147%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
184 MB/s ∼95% +139%
Average of class Gaming
  (18 - 222, n=93, last 2 years)
115 MB/s ∼59% +49%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
77 MB/s ∼40%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Alienware m17 R4
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
239 MB/s ∼100% +172%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
203.2 MB/s ∼85% +131%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
188 MB/s ∼79% +114%
Average of class Gaming
  (20.5 - 257, n=93, last 2 years)
129 MB/s ∼54% +47%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
88 MB/s ∼37%

Communication

The MSI GE76 Raider 11UH can establish wireless connections via Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E. With our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, very good speeds of 1,396 Mb/s are achieved for transmitting data and 1,343 Mb/s for receiving data. This makes the MSI gaming laptop slightly faster than the predecessor.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1588 (1508min - 1656max) MBit/s ∼100% +14%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
1550 MBit/s ∼98% +11%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1396 (1290min - 1451max) MBit/s ∼88%
Average Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
  (1083 - 1499, n=5)
1311 MBit/s ∼83% -6%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1240 (422min - 1441max) MBit/s ∼78% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (301 - 1645, n=160, last 2 years)
1131 MBit/s ∼71% -19%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
1600 MBit/s ∼100% +19%
Average Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
  (1242 - 1469, n=5)
1356 MBit/s ∼85% +1%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1343 (655min - 1418max) MBit/s ∼84%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1261 (629min - 1366max) MBit/s ∼79% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (90 - 1743, n=160, last 2 years)
1197 MBit/s ∼75% -11%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1152 (915min - 1267max) MBit/s ∼72% -14%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1321 (655-1418)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1396 (1290-1451)

Webcam

With a resolution of 2.1 MP, MSI has installed a slightly stronger webcam than most laptop manufacturers, but the image quality is rather mediocre even under good lighting conditions.

ColorChecker
12.6 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI GE76 Raider 11UH: 11.05 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 17.18 ∆E

Maintenance

The MSI GE76 Raider 11UH can be opened after removing all screws on the bottom. This gives access to two SSD and two RAM slots.

MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - Maintenance options
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - Maintenance options

Warranty

In addition to the laptop itself, the GE76 Raider 11UH comes with the appropriate power adapter. The manufacturer also provides a warranty period of 24 months.

Input devices - Good keyboard and accurate ClickPad

A detailed description of the input devices can be found in the review of the MSI GE76 Raider 10UH.

MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - Input devices
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - Input devices
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - ClickPad
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - ClickPad
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - Backlight
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - Backlight

Display - IPS panel with 360 Hz

Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding

The screen of the MSI GE76 Raider 11UH consists of a 17.3-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 360 Hz. Although the maximum brightness of 295 cd/m² is decent, it's still the lowest in our test field. The brightness distribution of 96% is very good. Furthermore, MSI refrains from using PWM for brightness control.

In addition to the panel installed here, the GE76 Raider 11UH is also offered with UHD resolution (3840x2160 pixels) and 120 Hz, as well as QHD resolution (2560x1440 pixels) and 165 Hz or 240 Hz.

295
cd/m²
300
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
290
cd/m²
301
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
291
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics AUOE295
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 301 cd/m² Average: 294.9 cd/m² Minimum: 13 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 96 %
Center on Battery: 301 cd/m²
Contrast: 1204:1 (Black: 0.25 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.66 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 2.7
ΔE Greyscale 5.2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
51.2% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
74.4% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
49.6% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.225
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
AU Optronics AUOE295, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
AU Optronics B173HAN05.1, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
AU Optronics AUO329B, IPS, 3840x2160, 17.30
Alienware m17 R4
AU Optronics AUOEC91, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Display
40%
68%
38%
Display P3 Coverage
49.6
71.81
45%
86.86
75%
69.83
41%
sRGB Coverage
74.4
98.09
32%
99.99
34%
99.65
34%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
51.2
73.92
44%
99.63
95%
71.62
40%
Response Times
-108%
-432%
-47%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
6.4 (2.8, 3.6)
20.4 (9.2, 11.2)
-219%
52 (25.2, 26.8)
-713%
13.2 (6.4, 6.8)
-106%
Response Time Black / White *
10.4 (6, 4.4)
10 (5.2, 4.8)
4%
26 (10, 16)
-150%
9.2 (4.8, 4.4)
12%
PWM Frequency
151500
Screen
5%
43%
37%
Brightness middle
301
324.6
8%
488
62%
305
1%
Brightness
295
312
6%
467
58%
301
2%
Brightness Distribution
96
87
-9%
86
-10%
93
-3%
Black Level *
0.25
0.28
-12%
0.33
-32%
0.19
24%
Contrast
1204
1159
-4%
1479
23%
1605
33%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.66
3.87
32%
1.23
78%
1.31
77%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.75
9.35
4%
2.94
70%
2.32
76%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.7
1.42
47%
0.77
71%
0.91
66%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.2
6.5
-25%
1.5
71%
2.3
56%
Gamma
2.225 99%
2.23 99%
2.169 101%
2.281 96%
CCT
6566 99%
5702 114%
6614 98%
6449 101%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
66.3
99
72
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98
99
94
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-21% / -3%
-107% / -19%
9% / 25%

* ... smaller is better

Our measurements show that the GE76 Raider 11UH's display has a good contrast ratio of 1,204:1 and an equally good black level of 0.25 cd/m². The color-space coverage of 74.4% (sRGB) and 51.2% (AdobeRGB) is rather disappointing and is below the rates of the remaining devices in our test field.

The CalMAN analysis also shows that colors are displayed with a DeltaE 2000 deviation of 5.66. This value can be reduced to 2.7 through calibration. The corresponding ICC file can be downloaded in the top right window next to the screen illumination graphic.

CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)

The MSI GE76 Raider 11UH can be used outdoors as long as places in the shade are preferred. The screen's content can still just be read, but the brightness isn't high enough for prolonged outdoor gaming.

MSI GE76 Raider 11UH vs. sRGB
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH vs. sRGB
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH vs. AdobeRGB
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH vs. AdobeRGB
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - Outdoor use
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - Outdoor use
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - Outdoor use
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - Outdoor use

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
10.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 4.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 14 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
6.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.8 ms rise
↘ 3.6 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 7 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 15324 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel in the MSI GE76 Raider is very viewing-angle stable. Image content can be read from nearly every angle without it becoming distorted or displayed with inaccurate colors.

Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability

Performance - Equipped for all games

With the GE76 Raider 11UH, MSI targets ambitious gamers who are looking for a powerful gaming laptop that's equipped with the best possible hardware at the moment. However, besides our test configuration, the Raider 11UH is also available with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 and varying memory configurations.

The following benchmarks were executed using the performance level setting "High" and the fan profile "Auto". Furthermore, our test device is a pre-production model, so we might see an increase in performance in the production version.

MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - CPUz
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - CPUz
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - CPUz
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - CPUz
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - GPUz
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - GPUz
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH - HWiNFO
 

Processor

The Intel Core i9-11980HK used here is a processor with eight cores that can process up to 16 tasks simultaneously. The clock rates are between 2.6 and 5 GHz, with the actual performance depending on the cooling system and the predefined TDP. MSI configures the latter with a short-term value (PL2) of 200 watts and a long-term value (PL1) of 91.75 watts.

Using these parameters, the long-term performance in Cinebench R15 is on par with the GE76 Raider 10UH, and no drops in performance can be observed. However, it should be noted that the predecessor was tested using the "Extreme" performance setting in our review, and that the 11UH is still a pre-production device. Therefore, the performance in the production version can still be a bit better.

In the individual tests, the CPU of the GE76 Raider 11UH achieves very good single-core rates, which result in the device ranking in the upper range of the test field. On the other hand, the multi-core results are below average.

Update: MSI was able to increase the gaming laptop's multi-core performance considerably in some respects in the production model of the GE76 Raider 11UH. In the individual benchmarks of Cinebench R15, Cinebench R20, 7zip, x265, and Blender, results were improved by about 20%. In Geekbench 5.3, there's a 12% increase. In contrast, the single-core performance only changes within the usual tolerances. Performance under prolonged load is also significantly higher now as our Cinebench R15 continuous load graph shows.

As a result, the performance of the Intel Core i9-11980HK in the MSI GE76 Raider 11UH is now at an above-average level and can keep up with or surpass competitors like the Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD.

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MSI GE76 Raider 11UH Intel Core i9-11980HK; Serienmodell: Ø2194 (2168.14-2287.68)
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH Intel Core i9-11980HK; Vorserie: Ø1636 (1597.57-1696.14)
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH Intel Core i7-10870H: Ø1671 (1653.3-1715.27)
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD Intel Core i9-11980HK: Ø2023 (1924.65-2067.29)
Alienware m17 R4 Intel Core i9-10980HK: Ø1833 (1809.95-1853.31)
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Vorserie)
594 Points ∼100%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Serienmodell)
572 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (572 - 610, n=6)
589 Points ∼99% -1%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
585 Points ∼98% -2%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
506 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 634, n=187, last 2 years)
495 Points ∼83% -17%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
474 Points ∼80% -20%
CPU (Multi Core)
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
5256 Points ∼100% +1%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Serienmodell)
5189 Points ∼99%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Vorserie)
4221 Points ∼80% -19%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (3779 - 5256, n=7)
4598 Points ∼87% -11%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
4456 Points ∼85% -14%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
4020 Points ∼76% -23%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=188, last 2 years)
3699 Points ∼70% -29%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
230 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Vorserie)
230 Points ∼100%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Serienmodell)
224 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (224 - 231, n=5)
228 Points ∼99% -1%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
209 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (108 - 254, n=196, last 2 years)
200 Points ∼87% -13%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
196 Points ∼85% -15%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Serienmodell)
2287 (1881.03min - 2056.56max) Points ∼100%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Vorserie)
1696 (1597.57min - 1696.14max) Points ∼74% -26%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
2067 (1924.65min - 2067.29max) Points ∼90% -10%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (1696 - 2287, n=6)
2032 Points ∼89% -11%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1853 (1809.95min - 1853.31max) Points ∼81% -19%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
1715 (1653.3min - 1715.27max) Points ∼75% -25%
Average of class Gaming
  (536 - 2804, n=208, last 2 years)
1571 Points ∼69% -31%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 633, n=167, last 2 years)
318 Seconds * ∼100% -12%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Vorserie)
284 Seconds * ∼89%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Serienmodell)
231 Seconds * ∼73% +19%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
272 Seconds * ∼86% +4%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (231 - 284, n=4)
257 Seconds * ∼81% +10%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
247 Seconds * ∼78% +13%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
233 Seconds * ∼73% +18%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
5668 MIPS ∼100% 0%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Vorserie)
5660 MIPS ∼100%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Serienmodell)
5428 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (5428 - 5735, n=4)
5623 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5463 MIPS ∼96% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (2945 - 6174, n=168, last 2 years)
5218 MIPS ∼92% -8%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
5208 MIPS ∼92% -8%
7z b 4
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
56759 MIPS ∼100% +1%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Serienmodell)
56115 MIPS ∼99%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Vorserie)
45226 MIPS ∼80% -19%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (45226 - 56759, n=4)
51518 MIPS ∼91% -8%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
49275 MIPS ∼87% -12%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
46135 MIPS ∼81% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (15146 - 75612, n=168, last 2 years)
44361 MIPS ∼78% -21%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Vorserie)
1627 Points ∼100%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Serienmodell)
1561 Points ∼96% -4%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
1613 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (1561 - 1645, n=4)
1612 Points ∼99% -1%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1351 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1777, n=166, last 2 years)
1302 Points ∼80% -20%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
1266 Points ∼78% -22%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
9884 Points ∼100% +1%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Serienmodell)
9813 Points ∼99%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Vorserie)
8786 Points ∼89% -10%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (8786 - 9884, n=4)
9383 Points ∼95% -4%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
8135 Points ∼82% -17%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
7756 Points ∼78% -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=166, last 2 years)
7147 Points ∼72% -27%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Serienmodell)
16.3 fps ∼100%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Vorserie)
13.1 fps ∼80% -20%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
15.8 fps ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (13.1 - 16.3, n=4)
14.6 fps ∼90% -10%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
14.3 fps ∼88% -12%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
13.5 fps ∼83% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (4.4 - 19.8, n=167, last 2 years)
12.2 fps ∼75% -25%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 113, n=159, last 2 years)
54.4 s * ∼100% -33%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
51.5 s * ∼95% -26%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
48.8 s * ∼90% -19%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (40.6 - 45, n=4)
41.9 s * ∼77% -2%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
41.1 s * ∼76% -0%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Serienmodell)
41 s * ∼75%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Vorserie)
40.6 s * ∼75% +1%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
0.589 sec * ∼100% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.4907 - 1.088, n=162, last 2 years)
0.584 sec * ∼99% -3%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.574 sec * ∼97% -2%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Serienmodell)
0.565 sec * ∼96%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK (Vorserie)
0.552 sec * ∼94% +2%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (0.545 - 0.565, n=4)
0.554 sec * ∼94% +2%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
0.552 sec * ∼94% +2%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2287 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
225 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
224 Points
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System performance

In the PCMark 10 test for evaluating system performance, the MSI GE76 Raider 11UH achieves a good result and the second place in our test field. The "Essentials" individual score in particular stands out here. The biggest competitor is the Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD.

The gaming laptop can be operated very smoothly in everyday use. Programs are launched quickly, and accessing files is possible without delays. How other laptops were able to perform in comparison can be found in our CPU Benchmarks article.

PCMark 10 / Score
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
7088 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB (Serienmodell)
7054 Points ∼100%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
6937 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (6937 - 7088, n=3)
7026 Points ∼99% 0%
Alienware m17 R4
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
6684 Points ∼94% -5%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6659 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (3952 - 7884, n=176, last 2 years)
6063 Points ∼86% -14%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10291 Points ∼100%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB (Serienmodell)
9665 Points ∼94% -6%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10212 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (9665 - 10291, n=3)
10056 Points ∼98% -2%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9730 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11266, n=174, last 2 years)
9612 Points ∼93% -7%
Alienware m17 R4
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
9529 Points ∼93% -7%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB (Serienmodell)
9107 Points ∼100%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8934 Points ∼98% -2%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9098 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (8934 - 9107, n=3)
9046 Points ∼99% -1%
Alienware m17 R4
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
8798 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (5813 - 10066, n=174, last 2 years)
8206 Points ∼90% -10%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
7984 Points ∼88% -12%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB (Serienmodell)
10823 Points ∼100%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9855 Points ∼91% -9%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10403 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (9855 - 10823, n=3)
10360 Points ∼96% -4%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
10315 Points ∼95% -5%
Alienware m17 R4
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
9666 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 12250, n=174, last 2 years)
7822 Points ∼72% -28%
PCMark 10 Score
7054 points
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DPC latencies

In the test with LatencyMon, the MSI GE76 Raider 11UH shows high interruption times. This means that it isn't suitable for real-time audio applications or the like.

LatencyMon - Stats
LatencyMon - Stats
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9339.1 μs * ∼100% -113%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4378.8 μs * ∼47%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2676.3 μs * ∼29% +39%
Alienware m17 R4
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
584.8 μs * ∼6% +87%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

MSI installs a 2 TB SSD from Samsung in our test configuration of the GE76 Raider 11UH. It achieves very good write and read rates in the storage benchmarks, which are usually above the level of the rest of our test field.

The performance that can be expected from other mass storage devices can be found in our HDD/SSD Benchmarks article.

MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
Alienware m17 R4
2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-42%
-2%
-42%
-10%
Write 4K
238.8
157.1
-34%
230.4
-4%
93.14
-61%
217 (130 - 244, n=5)
-9%
Read 4K
88.02
46.3
-47%
91.59
4%
46.79
-47%
83.5 (62.4 - 89.8, n=5)
-5%
Write Seq
4306
2396
-44%
4216
-2%
2852.69
-34%
3889 (2436 - 4515, n=4)
-10%
Read Seq
4549
2245
-51%
4543
0%
2556.2
-44%
3972 (2354 - 4592, n=4)
-13%
Write 4K Q32T1
699.2
436.1
-38%
666.5
-5%
474.99
-32%
601 (512 - 699, n=5)
-14%
Read 4K Q32T1
752.2
523.6
-30%
727.6
-3%
528.87
-30%
647 (436 - 752, n=5)
-14%
Write Seq Q32T1
5119
3086
-40%
5043
-1%
3330.8
-35%
4872 (3541 - 5280, n=5)
-5%
Read Seq Q32T1
7086
3363
-53%
6821
-4%
3318.8
-53%
6387 (3568 - 7098, n=5)
-10%
AS SSD
-70%
0%
-68%
-1%
Seq Read
5435.07
2966.65
-45%
5437.72
0%
2733
-50%
4827 (2591 - 5615, n=5)
-11%
Seq Write
3954.23
2603.53
-34%
3904
-1%
2822
-29%
3690 (1900 - 4434, n=5)
-7%
4K Read
52.94
42.97
-19%
56.23
6%
45.04
-15%
59 (52.7 - 80.4, n=5)
11%
4K Write
158.78
107.75
-32%
165.79
4%
88.36
-44%
162 (113 - 215, n=5)
2%
4K-64 Read
2551.23
1683.85
-34%
2488.63
-2%
1387.92
-46%
2348 (1335 - 2692, n=5)
-8%
4K-64 Write
3154.73
2164.3
-31%
3479.64
10%
1227.07
-61%
3139 (2966 - 3414, n=5)
0%
Access Time Read *
0.044
0.116
-164%
0.054
-23%
0.079
-80%
0.0372 (0.018 - 0.046, n=5)
15%
Access Time Write *
0.026
0.106
-308%
0.026
-0%
0.095
-265%
0.0268 (0.02 - 0.036, n=5)
-3%
Score Read
3148
2023
-36%
3089
-2%
1706
-46%
2890 (1648 - 3285, n=5)
-8%
Score Write
3709
2532
-32%
4036
9%
1598
-57%
3670 (3269 - 3953, n=5)
-1%
Score Total
8383
5571
-34%
8620
3%
4184
-50%
7978 (5733 - 8830, n=5)
-5%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-56% / -58%
-1% / -1%
-55% / -57%
-6% / -5%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7086 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5119 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 752.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 699.2 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 4549 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 4306 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 88.02 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 238.8 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 used here is currently the strongest mobile graphics card. Nevertheless, its performance depends on the TGP setting, which has been set by MSI to the maximum possible value of 165 watts. The performance results in the benchmarks are correspondingly good. Once again, it should be noted that the GE76 Raider 10UH was tested with the "Extreme" setting and the GE76 Raider 11UH with the "High Performance" setting.

Our GPU Benchmarks article shows how other graphics cards perform in comparison.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Alienware m17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-10980HK
43077 Points ∼100% +3%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10870H
42813 Points ∼99% +2%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11980HK
41876 Points ∼97%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (31288 - 43744, n=31)
38767 Points ∼90% -7%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11980HK
35787 Points ∼83% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (1925 - 43077, n=187, last 2 years)
26455 Points ∼61% -37%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Alienware m17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-10980HK
32366 Points ∼100% +3%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10870H
32222 Points ∼100% +2%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11980HK
31515 Points ∼97%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (20538 - 32366, n=34)
28057 Points ∼87% -11%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11980HK
26177 Points ∼81% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (1360 - 34993, n=195, last 2 years)
19942 Points ∼62% -37%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Alienware m17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-10980HK
12718 Points ∼100%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10870H
12678 Points ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (8920 - 13210, n=33)
11051 Points ∼87%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11980HK
9989 Points ∼79%
Average of class Gaming
  (429 - 13210, n=198, last 2 years)
7628 Points ∼60%
3DMark 11 Performance
30194 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
47525 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
21608 points
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Gaming performance

The MSI GE76 Raider 11UH is outstandingly well suited for gaming. The built-in Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 provides very high frame rates and even displays demanding titles smoothly at high resolutions and maximum detail levels. Compared to our chosen competition, MSI's gaming laptop performs at a similar level.

The performance that can be expected from the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 in other titles is listed in our GPU Games article.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
120 (109min - 132max) fps ∼100% +7%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
115 (84min) fps ∼96% +3%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
112 (93min) fps ∼93%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (87.7 - 123, n=32)
106 fps ∼88% -5%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
93.4 (80min) fps ∼78% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (24.3 - 123, n=195, last 2 years)
76.9 fps ∼64% -31%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
121 (93min - 158max) fps ∼100% +10%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
118 fps ∼98% +7%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
117 (89min - 160max) fps ∼97% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (75 - 146, n=26)
113 fps ∼93% +3%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
110 fps ∼91%
Average of class Gaming
  (12 - 146, n=88, last 2 years)
97.1 fps ∼80% -12%
Cyberpunk 2077 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
80.6 (14.3min, 43.6P0.1, 64P1 - 132max) fps ∼100% +1%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
80.1 fps ∼99%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (52.9 - 84.3, n=8)
70.4 fps ∼87% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (9.5 - 84.3, n=30, last 2 years)
55.4 fps ∼69% -31%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
52.9 fps ∼66% -34%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
89.3 fps ∼100% +6%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
88 fps ∼99% +5%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
84.2 fps ∼94%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (65.6 - 113, n=32)
82.8 fps ∼93% -2%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
82.3 fps ∼92% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (16.6 - 113, n=153, last 2 years)
75.3 fps ∼84% -11%
GTA V - 1920x1080 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:2xMSAA + FX AF:8x
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
166 (4.07min, 111P1 - 274max) fps ∼100% +1%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
164 (3.98min, 111P1 - 339max) fps ∼99%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
162 (12.2min, 100P1 - 276max) fps ∼98% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (137 - 176, n=25)
162 fps ∼98% -1%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
160 (4.59min, 90.9P1 - 355max) fps ∼96% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (10.2 - 179, n=86, last 2 years)
143 fps ∼86% -13%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 High Quality
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
115 fps ∼100% +6%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
108 fps ∼94%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (85.4 - 115, n=24)
103 fps ∼90% -5%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
99 fps ∼86% -8%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
98.2 fps ∼85% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (15.4 - 115, n=86, last 2 years)
81.8 fps ∼71% -24%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
138.4 (119.3min) fps ∼100% 0%
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
138 (119.2min) fps ∼100%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
132 (114.9min) fps ∼95% -4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (103 - 156, n=33)
127 fps ∼92% -8%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
126 (109min) fps ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.6 - 156, n=152, last 2 years)
116 fps ∼84% -16%

Our continuous load test with The Witcher 3 using the "Ultra" graphics settings also shows that frame rates remain stable even over prolonged periods of time despite there being slight fluctuations. Consequently, performance limitations are not to be expected during long gaming sessions.

The Witcher 3 FPS diagram

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