Not only does MSI equip the latest GS66 generation with a brand-new Alder Lake CPU, but also with an updated Ampere GPU. The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti of the base 12UGS variant already promises enough performance to handle the QHD display.
A lot of power in a compact and light case: This is what MSI wants to achieve with the GS66 series. The latest 15-inch model, which we recently reviewed in detail, certainly lives up to MSI's expectations. Even in demanding games, the performance of the Core i7-12700H and the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is usually sufficient for maximum settings at the native QHD resolution, although the video memory is a bit limited for the long run (only 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM).
While the GS66's noise development is in line with or even below the competition, its heat development is above average. Plus points are awarded for the wide color space of the fast 240 Hz display in particular: DCI-P3 is covered by almost 100%. Another highlight is the powerful battery, which, however, suffers a bit under the power-hungry components.
Find out what other strengths and weaknesses the 15-incher has in our review.
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