MSI’s new gaming, creator laptops sport 10th Gen Intel, NVIDIA RTX SUPER

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Msi Ge66 Raider

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What you need to know

  • MSI debuted a slew of refreshes to its laptop lineup today
  • The new GS66 Stealth, GE66 Raider, and Creator 17 sport Intel’s latest 10th Gen chips and NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics.
  • All three will be available starting April 15, and the GS66 Stealth is up for preorder now starting at $1,599.

Alongside the launch of Intel’s latest high-powered 10th Gen H-series laptop processors, and NVIDIA’s mobile RTX SUPER graphics chips, MSI launched some big refreshes to its laptop lineup today. The highlights are the new GS66 Stealth, GE66 Raider, and Creator 17, all of which feature some significant performance gains thanks to the new NVIDIA and Intel silicon.

However, MSI has also tossed in some refined designs that should appeal to gamers and content creators alike. The result are some formidable new laptops that should appeal to gamers and content creators alike. Let’s take a look.

MSI GS66 Stealth

Msi Gs66 Stealth

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The 15.6-inch GS66 Stealth represents MSI’s bid to pack a surprising gaming punch in a chassis you wouldn’t expect that kind of power from. The look of the laptop is all black, aiming for an understated design. The goal, MSI says, is to have a low-profile gaming laptop that you can also take to the office without batting an eye.

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Underneath the sandblasted black exterior, you’ll find NVIDIA RTX SUPER series GPUs, and up to an Intel Core i9-10980HK processor. The new Intel chip alone offers up to 5.3GHz of single core performance, and can net nearly 50 percent greater speeds than a prior generation Core i7-9750H, MSI says.

With that sort of hardware on the inside, MSI has matched the GS66 with a 300Hz “IPS-level” display. In other words, you’ll be able to push fast, smooth framerates as high as the hardware can achieve. Powering it all is a 99.9 Whr battery.

MSI is also talking up the cooling in the GS66 Stealth, which it will need to counteract the speeds the Intel CPU is capable of. The Cooler Boost Trinity+ system, as MSI calls it, uses 0.1mm fan blades to drive more airflow.

Rounding things out is a Thunderbolt 3 port that can hit data transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps and 8K display output. There’s also per-key RGB lighting on the Steelseries keyboard.

Category MSI GS66 Stealth
Operating System Windows 10 Home / Pro
Display 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080)
300Hz optional
Processor Up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10980HK
Graphics Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q
Memory Up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
Storage Up to 1TB NVMe SSD
Wireless Killer LAN E3100
Intel Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5
Webcam 720p
Keyboard Per-key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeeries
Ports 1x Thunderbolt 3
3x USB 3.2 Gen 2
HDMI (4K@60Hz)
Battery 99.9 Whr
Dimensions 14.17(W)”x 9.65(D)” x0.71(H)”
Colors Core Black
Price From $1,599
The MSI GS66 Stealth is set to hit retail stores on April 15, and it’s up for preorder now at Newegg starting at $1,599.

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MSI GS66 Stealth

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The MSI GS66 Stealth packs all of the gaming internals you expect in a package that will fit in at the office.

MSI GE66 Raider

Msi Ge66 Raider

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Where the GS66 Stealth aims for an understated look, the 15.6-inch GE66 Raider goes all-in on the gamer aesthetic. We’re talking prominent RGB lighting and an aggressive design that still manages to look pretty sleek. Up front, MSI has included Mystic Light bar that can cycle through RGB lighting while you game.

Inside, you’re once again looking at Intel’s 10th Gen H-series CPUs (up to Core i9), along with up to an NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER graphics. You’ll get the same sort of performance as the GS66 Stealth, including up to 5.3GHz of single-core speeds from the Intel Core i9-10980HK.

Once again, there’s also the option for a 300Hz display here, along with a per-key RGB lit Steelseries keyboard.

Category MSI GE66 Raider
Operating System Windows 10 Home / Pro
Display 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080)
300Hz optional
Processor Up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10980HK
Graphics Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q
Memory Up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
Storage Up to 1TB NVMe SSD
Wireless Killer LAN E3100
Killer Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5
Webcam 1080p
Keyboard Per-key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeeries
Ports SD card reader | Mini-DisplayPort 1.4 | 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C
Battery 99.9 Whr
Dimensions 14.09(W)”x 10.51(D)”x 0.92(H)”
Colors Aluminum Black
Price From $1,799
The MSI GE66 Raider is expected to launch on April 15 starting at $,1799.

MSI Creator 17

MSI Creator 17

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Gaming laptops aren’t the only area MSI is pushing power. Creators can also check out the new MSI Creator 17. The 17-inch laptop packs alot of the same hardware specs as MSI’s gaming laptops, but with a focus on tuning for creative tasks like video and photo editing.

The Creator 17 can be equipped with up to an Intel Core i7-10875H, which is an 8-core CPU with a max single core turbo frequency of 5.1GHz. Where the Creator 17 really shines, however, is its display.

The screen on the Creator 17 is what MSI is calling the “world’s first Mini LED display” in a laptop. It’s a 4K panel that meets DisplayHDR1000 standards, which means it can hit over 1000 nits of brightness. Thanks to its Mini LED setup, you’ll also see more accurate colors and better contrast between the light and dark areas of the screen.

The Creator 17 weighs in at under 5.5 pounds and measures 0.80-inches thick. So, it’s not the lightest laptop around, but it’s not the thickest either.

Category MSI Creator 17
Operating System Windows 10 Home / Pro
Display 17-inch UHD (4K 60Hz)
mini LED
HDR1000
100% DCI-P3
1180 nits
Processor Up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10875H
Graphics Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q
Memory Up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
Storage Up to 2TB NVMe SSD
Wireless Intel 802.11ac
Bluetooth 5
Webcam 720p | IR
Keyboard White backlit
Ports Micro SD | HDMi (4K@60Hz) | 1x Thunderbolt 3| 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C | 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2
Battery 82 Whr
Dimensions 15.59(W)”x 10.21(D)”x 0.80(H)”
Colors Space Gray w/ silver diamond cut
Price From $1,799
The MSI Creator 17 is expected to launch on April 15 starting at $1,799.

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