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Nick S.

Nick S.

Joined on 11/29/20

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Incredible performer

MSI GE Series - 15.6" 240 Hz - Intel Core i9 12th Gen 12900HK (2.50GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU - 16 GB DDR5 - 1 TB PCIe SSD - Windows 11 Home 64-bit - Gaming Laptop (Raider GE66 12UGS-609 )
MSI GE Series - 15.6" 240 Hz - Intel Core i9 12th Gen 12900HK (2.50GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU - 16 GB DDR5 - 1 TB PCIe SSD - Windows 11 Home 64-bit - Gaming Laptop (Raider GE66 12UGS-609 )

Pros: Performance! ~13k graphics and cpu on timespy. Beautiful 1440p panel with smooth 240hz refresh rate. Awesome software suite through MSI and Steelseries to customize your performance and rgb experience. The pcie gen 4 nvme m.2 drive is lighting-fast. Gigabit internet, wifi 6 and a 1080p webcam round it out.

Cons: Expensive. But, whatever. Still technically 1/2 as powerful as a desktop 12900k/3070ti desktop but this is portable, and it uses less than 1/2 as much power from the wall as a desktop computer.

Overall Review: MSI GE66 Raider: the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This laptop is incredible. 5-star build quality, fit and finish. Nobody out there has anything critical to say about the hardware. The performance is insane. The thermal throttling is negligible thanks to the liquid metal pads on the cpu and gpu. Reviewers say the screen is dim and the lighting isnt as vibrant as [insert competing brand here]. I dont know about that. The screen is plenty bright enough for me, and the rgb lighting is just a few pegs below some more obnoxious gamer laptops with bright rgb. MSI decided to dispense with the glossy decal logo on the back cover. This was a great decision. This slick, sexy little number can go from your gaming battlestation, to the bedroom, to the office, to the boardroom with ease. Itll smash your games. Itll make light work of your microstation, autocad, video editing, code compiling, revit, and 3d modeling work. Itll hook up to everything in your workspace or your playspace. And its a dazzling performer all by itself.

Pricey, but what a beast of a card!

ASRock Radeon RX 6800 XT Taichi Gaming Graphics Card with 16GB GDDR6, AMD RDNA 2 (RX6800XT TCX 16GO)
ASRock Radeon RX 6800 XT Taichi Gaming Graphics Card with 16GB GDDR6, AMD RDNA 2 (RX6800XT TCX 16GO)

Pros: -Smart access memory/infinity cache available with compatible Ryzen gen 3 CPUs -beefy heat sync -runs quiet -factory overclock out of the box -installs in minutes -Asrock taichi radeon rgb lighting effects look cool and colors are easy to match for themes -crushes 2019-2020 AAA titles. Will give you bona fide 60 FPS @ 4k on cyberpunk on High settings! (tested with 64gb ddr4 3400mhz corsair dominator pro RAM, ryzen 7 3700x cpu, x570 mobo, 850w PSU) -top, side, bottom lighting all look fantastic! -performance comparable to 6900xt -ray tracing on select titles -huge vram chips! -backplate is solid billet aluminum so you don't have to worry much about sag

Cons: -needs 3 pcie 6 pin ports -LARGE PCB. GPU is massive.

Overall Review: This card is dope. Yes, it was expensive compared to reference model. Yes, it was virtually unobtainable. Yes, it's not a 3080. But it doesn't have to be. It absolutely annihilates the games I play-- planetside 2, cyberpunk, starcraft 2, civilization 6, at max settings in 4k. Waiting on more Raytracing support from developers. Looking forward to trying more new games on it. Note: I have a relatively "sporty" system. I have a 8-core, 16-thread liquid cooled cpu, a ton of power from a modular gold+ PSU, a $&%-ton of speedy RAM, and now this factory-OC'd champ from ASROCK. Upgrading your GPU will not be the be-all, end-all of your computer upgrades. If this ever becomes easily obtainable, do your research. Will it fit inside your case? Does it match your aesthetic? Do you have the PSU to support it? Does it fit on your upgrade pathway? These are all questions you need to be able to answer because this GPU isn't for everyone. Want to smash some 4k gaming and dabble in Raytracing for 1/2 the launch price of a 2080TI from almost 3 years ago? Consider this GPU. Good luck have fun mate!