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MSI Katana GF76 Series

MSI Katana GF76 12UD-041Processor: Intel Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
Display: 17.30 inch
Weight: 2.3kg, 2.6kg, 2.718kg, 2.72kg
Price: 1.599, 1200, 1350, 1550, 2151 euro
Average Score: 72.56% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 16 reviews)
performance: 95%, features: 47%, display: 83%, mobility: 56%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 71%

 

MSI Katana GF76 11UD-050

Specifications

MSI Katana GF76 11UD-050Notebook: MSI Katana GF76 11UD-050
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU 4096 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 1350 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% MSI Katana GF76 review: Decent gaming performance for a reasonable price
Source: PC World Australia English
The MSI GF76 Katana is a budget 17-inch gaming laptop with decent CPU performance. The RTX 3050 Ti GPU is a little underpowered for the latest AAA games, but you can still enjoy RTX graphics at a fraction of the cost of a more premium laptop. Although we expected better gaming performance, this laptop is still worth considering, especially if you're on an inflexible budget.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% MSI Katana GF76 review: Decent gaming performance for a reasonable price
Source: PC World English
The MSI GF76 Katana is a budget 17-inch gaming laptop with decent CPU performance. The RTX 3050 Ti GPU is a little underpowered for the latest AAA games, but you can still enjoy RTX graphics at a fraction of the cost of a more premium laptop. Although we expected better gaming performance, this laptop is still worth considering, especially if you’re on an inflexible budget.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
MSI Katana GF76 review – is RTX 3050 Ti the new sweet spot?
Source: Laptop Media English
Before we conclude this review, we would like to remind you that this is one of the most affordable 17-inch gaming notebooks out there. Namely, one that has both Intel’s and NVIDIA’s latest technology inside. Having a low price is a double-edged sword, though. Yes, it can reach a broader audience, but at what cost? Well, the body is made mainly out of plastic (although the build quality is more than decent). The keyboard features only a Red backlight, and can’t be described as something groundbreaking.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/29/2021
Das MSI Katana im Laptop Test (Deutsch / German)
Source: Hubwood English
Hands-On, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 06/02/2021

 

MSI Katana GF76 11UE

Specifications

Notebook: MSI Katana GF76 11UE
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6144 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.718kg
Price: 1.599 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

80.4% MSI Katana GF76 review: Gaming laptop with room for improvement | Notebookcheck
With the Katana GF76, MSI offers a new upper mid-range gaming laptop. We review the 11UE-036 configuration with the GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU and the i7-11800H Tiger Lake CPU. Our review shows what the 1,600-Euro (~$1,908) gaming laptop has to offer for the money.

Foreign Reviews

70% MSI Katana GF76 11UE Review con Core i7-11800H y RTX 3060
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% MSI Katana GF76 11UE Review con Core i7-11800H y RTX 3060
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Msi Katana GF76 11UE
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; good price. Negative: Noisy under loads; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2021
Msi Katana GF76 11UE
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; good price. Negative: Noisy under loads; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2021
MSI Katana GF76 – ноутбук из двух разных миров в одном корпусе
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; compact size; light weight; premium design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/12/2022
MSI Katana GF76 – ноутбук из двух разных миров в одном корпусе
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; compact size; light weight; premium design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/12/2022

 

MSI Katana GF76 11UE-005NL

Specifications

MSI Katana GF76 11UE-005NLNotebook: MSI Katana GF76 11UE-005NL
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6144 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI Katana GF76 11UE-005NL Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI Katana GF76 11UE-036

Specifications

MSI Katana GF76 11UE-036Notebook: MSI Katana GF76 11UE-036
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6144 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 1550 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% MSI Katana GF66 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The MSI’s low price, solid 1080p gaming pace, decent Intel processor and good-quality keyboard make this an ideal option for everyday gaming on a tight budget. But the poor screen and battery and the lack of features are a hindrance, and can be rectified by only spending a little more elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

MSI Katana GF76 11UC-080ES

Specifications

MSI Katana GF76 11UC-080ESNotebook: MSI Katana GF76 11UC-080ES
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU 4096 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

[Análisis] MSI Katana GF76 11UC-080ES: Potencia Superior
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; excellent display; powerful processor; great dedicated graphics; 1TB SSD storage. Negative: No Thunderbolt 4 port; low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/14/2021

 

MSI Katana GF76 12UGS

Specifications

MSI Katana GF76 12UGSNotebook: MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-S i7-12700H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.72kg
Price: 2151 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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82.6% MSI Katana GF76 12UGS review: Is one of the most affordable RTX 3070 Ti gaming laptops worth it? | Notebookcheck
Both the 15-inch and the 17-inch versions of the Katana are some of the most affordable gaming laptops on the market. The powerful hardware of our test configuration with Alder Lake and RTX 3070 Ti can hardly be the reason for this, so where did the manufacturer make the cuts? Our test will find out.

 

MSI Katana GF76 12UD-041

Specifications

MSI Katana GF76 12UD-041Notebook: MSI Katana GF76 12UD-041
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-S i7-12700H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU 4096 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% MSI Katana GF76 review: Decent gaming performance for a reasonable price
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The MSI GF76 Katana is a budget 17-inch gaming laptop with decent CPU performance. The RTX 3050 Ti GPU is a little underpowered for the latest AAA games, but you can still enjoy RTX graphics at a fraction of the cost of a more premium laptop. Although we expected better gaming performance, this laptop is still worth considering, especially if you're on an inflexible budget.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Solide 1080p-Spieleleistung zum günstigen Preis
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2022

 

Comment

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).


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

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU: Mid-range gaming laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA107 chip.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA106 chip with 3072 cores. Available in different versions with a TDP from 60 to 115 Watt.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU: Mid-range gaming laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA107 chip. Offers 2048 shaders and is offered in different TGP (power consumption) variants from 35 to 80 Watt with different clock speeds and therefore performance.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. Available in different versions with a TDP from 80 to 125 Watt and different maximum Boost clock speeds of 1035 - 1485 MHz.

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


Intel Tiger Lake:

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.

Intel Alder Lake-S:

i7-12700H: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.7 to 4.7 GHz and supports vPro.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


2.3 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.72 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


72.56%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Asus ROG Strix G17 G713IE-HX011
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800H

Devices with the same GPU

MSI Katana GF66 12UD-251
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 15.60", 2.25 kg
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6-82K8002YGE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R7 5800H, 15.60", 0.19 kg
MSI Creator M16 A12UD-283
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 16.00", 2.26 kg
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58-77YB
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 15.60", 2.5 kg
MSI Katana GF66 11UD-1222PL
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i5-11400H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
MSI Katana GF66 11UD-480XUA
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i5-11400H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
Acer Swift X SFX14-51G-79RJ
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i7-1260P, 14.00", 1.4 kg
HP Omen 16-c0010ca
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R7 5800H, 16.10", 2.31 kg
HP Omen 16-b0352TX
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11800H, 16.00", 2.3 kg
HP Envy 15-ep1074ng
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11800H, 15.60", 2.18 kg
Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R1GH
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R7 5800U, 14.00", 1.5 kg
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk2070ng
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11370H, 15.60", 2.28 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QE-HZ047
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R9 5900HS, 14.00", 1.6 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey 15 NP762XDA-XA1US
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11600H, 15.60", 1.85 kg
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i9-12900H, 13.40", 1.185 kg
Lenovo Legion 5 15ITH6, i7-11600H RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11600H, 15.60", 2.4 kg
HP Victus 16-d0065ng
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11800H, 16.10", 2.48 kg
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513IE-HN004W
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800H, 15.60", 2.3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

MSI Crosshair 15 B12UEZ
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 15.60", 2.3 kg
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-049
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 17.30", 2.5 kg
MSI Pulse GL66 11UGKV-231CA
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11800H, 15.60", 2.3 kg
MSI Stealth GS77 12UGS-065
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 17.30", 2.8 kg
MSI Raider GE76 12UGS-493
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 17.30", 2.9 kg
MSI Pulse GL76 12UEK-052
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 17.30", 2.65 kg
MSI Stealth GS66 12UHS-091
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i9-12900H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
MSI Creator 15 A11UE-491
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11800H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
MSI Pulse GL76 12UGK-256
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 17.30", 2.65 kg
MSI Pulse GL66, 12700H RTX 3070 QHD
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 15.60", 2.3 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2021-09-15 (Update: 2021-09-15)