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Review MSI GE76 2022 The Fastest Gaming Laptop Gets Faster!


so this is the msi ge76 it’s the 2022 model and for those of you that watch my channel know that the msi ge76 11th gen model from last year was the fastest gaming laptop i tested well i got the 2022 version in here and i have a gut feeling this is going to be one of the fastest laptops i test this year too because wow this intel 12 gen processor the hk the 12 900 hk is an absolute monster and it requires a chassis this thick to really see its true performance now it’s the same design as before this is the 11th gen model and as you can see there’s really no difference in terms of the way it looks this is the titanium blue model it weighs about 6.4 pounds which is quite heavy like i said this is a desktop replacement but it’s a little bit more muted than other laptops like you do have the msi logo in here this is a metal

chassis there’s some plastic bits around the laptop to give it some character and there’s just a ton of ports to utilize for example on the left hand side you have your security lock or noble lock your vent you have a usb port you have a type c port this is 3.2 this is not a thunderbolt 4 port but you can use to connect directly to a display headphone jack and then on the other side you have another usb port full size sd card slot and usb port now if you really want to and you want to keep your desk super duper clean you can just utilize the cables on the back so for example you have your mini display port if you want to connect an external display an actual thunderbolt 4 port rj45 full size hdmi and then of course you have the power connector now this is a very big power brick it’s a watt power brick which is a big chunker when you compare it to something like the one that’s on the razer blade 17 but this thing is pushing a lot of power so as you can see the deck of the keyboard is kind of dirty already just to give you an idea of what fingerprints are going to look like after like a week of using this thing you’re gonna be wanna wiping it down every so often now the newer unit did not come with any stickers which is kind of nice i’m hoping the full retail models that hit the shelves don’t come with stickers either because the

previous 11th gen one has stickers in the corner i know some of you say you could just take them off but still it’s just nice to open up a laptop and have it super clean keyboard is exactly the same there is no difference compared to the previous one i really like this keyboard in terms of how it feels when you press down on the key super tactile like it feels like a true gaming keyboard if i was to give a good comparison the razer blade 17 would feel more like a productivity based keyboard this feels like a good gaming keyboard and of course you get that numpad on the right hand side now there’s tons of speakers on this the sound is pretty good it gets loud there’s a little bit of low end but i do find it to be a bit echoey not the best speakers but they’re pretty good for a 17 inch laptop 1080p webcam so for those of you out there who are going to be making conference calls and doing a lot of uh you know school work or whatever you have the 1080p webcam to utilize it doesn’t have infrared or windows hello facial recognition but at least it has one now the hinge feels nice and stiff not as stiff as the razer blade 17 but stiff enough that i don’t think it’s going to be an issue i do find this to feel a little cheap like when you press on this it kind of just kind of goes inwards a bit and it feels a little squishy so just keep that in mind but the display itself is absolutely awesome this is the 360 hertz 1080p display it’s ips the color accuracy is fantastic screen brightness is a little low these days but it’s fine if you’re just gaming on this they do offer a 2k and 4k variant if you don’t mind dropping the refresh rate a bit now the star of the show is the performance it is absolutely insane on this

laptop it’s an i9 12 900 hk it’s an rtx that can use 175 watts 32 gigabytes of ddr5 4 800 megahertz memory 2 terabytes of gen 4 storage and a really expensive price tag but man you get a true desktop replacement single core clock speeds on this thing are through the roof it’s the fastest i’ve seen on a laptop in fact it’s just as fast as the single core clock speeds on my 12 gen desktop the multi-core speeds are incredible as well definitely the fastest i’ve seen on a laptop this year so far we’re hitting the 18 000s without under volting or overclocking this thing which is absolutely nuts and then if you take simple productivity-based applications like crossmark which measures creativity or responsiveness and and it just beats out everything on the market including the m1 max and and last year’s msi ge76 now if you’re a video editor i claim the m1 max the king if you’re using adobe premiere pro but this laptop is actually faster than it now so if you’re an adobe premiere pro user and you’re looking for performance before battery life and everything else this guy is going to take the cake photoshop same thing very fast results and if you’re doing any sort of after effects work this is the king on the market today now if your developer the results are really good 17 minutes which is the fastest i’ve seen on a pc laptop the m1 max still technically beats it out but it comes really really close and look if you’re a gamer you’re gonna absolutely love this thing there is one thing i

did notice though is that on the previous 11th gen version of this i couldn’t completely overclock the gpu i could only boost it by 100 megahertz this guy lets me go all the way up to 200 megahertz which is the max and i just left it at that the entire time and it ran flawlessly if you’re a gamer 1080p specifically this is going to give you the fastest 1080p gaming results you’re going to find on the market it beats out the razer blade 17 and any other laptop i’ve reviewed but the one area that got kind of wonky was qhd gaming i had to hook up a display i use the mini display port on the back so it’s directly connected to the gpu the tests were done in a discrete graphics mode and and it weird it’s weird like shadow of the tomb raider ran perfectly uh deus ex mankind was getting 20 frames per second then i had to disable directx 12 then it ran normally again so i got good results red dead redemption 2 uh wasn’t getting the full performance on qhd but then in other games it was running perfectly so i still think there’s a couple of driver updates that need to be performed when you’re connecting this thing to an external monitor now this laptop does have a mux switch it does require a restart and you can go back and forth between hybrid mode and discrete gpu most of the time if you have a plugged in you want to leave it on discrete gpu for the best performance but there are a couple of

scenarios where hybrid mode does perform better the main one i saw is if you’re doing like a balanced workload where you can utilize quick sync on the integrated gpu for example if you’re using adobe premiere pro leave it on hybrid mode you’re going to get better results than you would if you just left it on discrete gpu as for heat management i was completely blown away this thing was just doing its job you know i had cinebench going for 30 minutes it would barely break a sweat i threw 8 of 64 on top of it so it could utilize the gpu as well and push the cpu even more and it would not pass 90 degrees celsius sure the clock speeds lowered a bit i had it on the most intensive profile fans blazing and it was just laughing and that was great to see on an intel laptop not even amd laptop could do this because if i did this to an 11th gen or 10th gen intel or amd 5000 series it would have a tough time handling this and it would get super duper hot as for fan noise it can get loud right like if you’re cranking this you have cooler boost on you’re looking at close to 60 decibels which is basically a jet engine but if you leave it on extreme performance and you don’t turn on cooler boost it gets a little bit lower in the 50s and if you put it on balanced mode and you’re cranking it still stays in the 50s obviously if you put it on silent or lower it’s gonna get below that so this is what the internals look like and you have this massive 99.99 watt hour battery which is the legal limit carrying size to bring onto a plane that’s why they stop it there and i actually got really good battery life five hours and 53 minutes using super battery mode you have two slots for your ram 32 gigabytes ddr5 4800 megahertz upgradable to 64.

You have a swappable wi-fi 6e card you have two storage slots nvme ssd gen4 these get crazy read and write speeds and of course you have all this copper and fans to cool the system sometimes i wonder if they actually put a vapor chamber cooler how much cooler this thing would run not like this is having a tough time or anything but it’d be kind of cool to see honestly if you ever wanted a laptop to be a complete desktop replacement this is it sure the rtx 3080 ti is never going to match or be comparable to a full desktop version since those need 650 watts but the cpu inside of here is pretty darn close like really close which is crazy i honestly think intel just disabled two performance cores and called it a day but yeah like i’m impressed you know and the funny thing is intel is still only on 10 nanometer imagine what they’re gonna do at five and seven like it’s just gonna be bonkers especially if they continue this path with performance and efficiency cores so yeah i think this year for performance intel is gonna be the way if you’re looking probably for better battery life and maybe a really good integrated gpu it might be amd stay tuned for more reviews make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss them like the video if you liked it subscribe if you haven’t already and i’ll see you guys in the next one [Music] you

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