MSI Katana GF66 11UD-092
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Katana GF66 11UD-092
Source: Hitech Century
For the price of entry, the MSI Katana GF66 gaming laptop gives you access to a high-refresh rate display, a relatively beefy 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake CPU and an NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti graphics card to tackle current gen-gaming. As it stands, it’s a fairly decent budget gaming laptop without significant drawbacks that would affect its intended role bar the need for additional RAM out of the box and is well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/13/2022
Rating: Total score: 66% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%
Source: Tech Critter
At this point, you might think this is a negative review. IT IS NOT. I must clarify that MSI has done nothing wrong with the decision to go with RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050 for the GF66 series. The laptop itself is well built and the overall user experience has been positive without any hiccups. It is just how the industry moves forward with the latest selection of chip. PCMark10 clearly shows the pairing of 11th Gen Intel and RTX 30 series card is still beneficial to the overall user experience. I just wanted to point out that NVIDIA’s promise for ray tracing experience might cause disappointment when customers thought their entry-range RTX card can produce magical results. Generally, I think the RT cores in the RTX 3050 Ti is only useful in less demanding titles or if the user is trying out ray tracing in their own software or games development.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2021
The MSI Katana GF66 has an 11th-gen i7 Intel CPU and an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti under the hood, and yet won't cost you much money at all – and that makes it an appealing package overall, even if there are some compromises make to keep it as affordable as possible.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU: Mid-range gaming laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA107 chip.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-11800H: Tiger Lake (H45 series) based high end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and workstations. The eight CPU cores run at 2.3 GHz to 4.6 GHz. The integrated UHD Graphics GPU offers 32 EUs at up to 1.45 GHz. The chip is manufactured on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.
MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).
73%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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