MSI GS76 Stealth Review 2022: New high-end notebooks with RTX 3080

msi gs76 stealth review

In the absolute top version, the MSI GS76 Stealth has an 11th Gen Intel i9 CPU, 64GB RAM, and a 4K display.

The new MSI high-end gamer is available in four different versions. All of them are in the slim 17 ″ housing of the GS76 Stealth. In such cases, a table is always the best way to show the differences between the versions:

MSI GS76 Stealth Review
GS76 Stealth 11UH-074GS76 Stealth 11UH-268GS76 Stealth 11UH-499GS76 Stealth 11UG-270
PROCESSORIntel® Core ™ i9-11900H processor
(8-core, up to 4.90 GHz, 24 MB SmartCache)
Intel® Core ™ i7-11800H processor
(8-core, up to 4.60 GHz, 24 MB SmartCache)
SCREEN43.9 cm (17.3 ″) thin bezel, anti-glare
NATIVE RESOLUTIONUHD (3840 x 2160 pixels)Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels)
PANEL TECHNOLOGY120 Hz, Wide View (IPS-Level), True Pixel (~ 100% Adobe RGB)360 Hz, Wide View (IPS-Level), True Color (~ 100% sRGB)300 Hz, Wide View (IPS-Level), True Color (~ 100% sRGB)360 Hz, Wide View (IPS-Level), True Color (~ 100% sRGB)
GRAPHICNVIDIA® GeForce RTX ™ 3080 laptop GPUNVIDIA® GeForce RTX ™ 3070 laptop GPU
RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY64 GB DDR4-3200 (2x 32 GB dual-channel)32 GB DDR4-3200 (2x 16 GB dual-channel)
SLOTS (TOTAL)1x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4, 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4
USB PORTS (TOTAL)4x (1x via Thunderbolt ™ 4)
USB PORTS (TYPE-C)1x USB 4.0 (via Thunderbolt ™ 4), 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (SuperSpeed ​​10Gbps, DisplayPort compatible)
USB PORTS (TYPE A)2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (SuperSpeed ​​10Gbps)
THUNDERBOLT ™1x Thunderbolt ™ 4
NETWORKup to 2.5 GBit / s LAN (Killer ™ E3100G)
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6E) / ac Wave 2 / a / b / g / n, 2.4 / 5.0 / 6.0 GHz (Killer ™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675)
BLUETOOTHBluetooth® 5.2
MONITOR OUTPUT1x HDMI (4K-UHD to 120 Hz, 8K to 60 Hz), 1x DisplayPort via USB 3.2 Type-C, 1x DisplayPort via Thunderbolt ™ 4
WEBCAMHD (720p at 30 fps) with IR sensor (for Windows Hello face recognition)
SOUND SYSTEMDynaudio stereo speakers
SOUND OPTIMIZATIONNahimic 3 audio enhancer
KEYBOARDSteelSeries gaming keyboard
BATTERY PACK4 cells Li-Polymer, 99.9 Wh (integrated)
DIMENSIONS (WXDXH)396 x 259 x 20.25 mm (without feet)

MSI doesn’t do anything by halves here and packs the currently strongest laptop GPU with up to 16GB VRAM and a powerful Intel i9 processor into the 17 ″ housing of the GS76 and still gives you the choice of whether you want a display with UHD or Want to have full HD resolution – unfortunately no 1440p option.

There is also up to 64GB of RAM and a PCIe Gen4 SSD. This should reduce loading times in games to an absolute minimum. In our first hands-on, the gaming performance of the top equipment of the MSI GS76 is convincing across the board.

It’s impressive how much technology MSI is getting into the GS76 Stealth. The GP76 Leopard (Review) had already done a lot right with its unleashed RTX 3070. I’m curious to see how far the GS76 Stealth trumps that. I’m particularly excited about the battery life.

However, the fun is not cheap. The smallest version (Intel i7 CPU, RTX 3070, 8GB RAM) costs $ 2,999. In the largest configuration, S 4,399 is due. That’s a lot of money, but there is hardly more technology in a laptop right now. An AMD CPU would have suited the MSI GS76 even better.

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