MSI GP66 and GP76 Leopard: RTX 3080 and an Intel Core i7 equipped notebooks for professionals and gamers

MSI GP66 Leopard and GP76 series laptops will pleasantly surprise you with their specifications, as they can be equipped with up to an RTX 3080 and an Intel Core i7. MSI has taken a professional gaming approach to ensure that engineers who need to work with heavy tools have a versatile computer.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 also in the MSI GP66 and GP76 Leopard series

MSI doesn’t want to leave anyone with honey on their lips, so it has introduced the entire notebook range from the impressive MSI GE76 to this GP family, where it equips the new generation Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU. Next-generation graphics performance along with 10th generation Intel Core i7 Comet Lake-H processors.

These teams are categorized by MSI in the range of professionals and gamers, but certainly will be a wonder for any demanding user who can afford them. The second generation of ray tracing will be able to go from heavy games like Cyberpunk 2077 to 3D models. In terms of memory configurations, Nvidia has given more freedom. We found 8 GB GDDR6 versions for the 3080 in these models as opposed to the 16 GB used by the GS66, for example.

The rendering capability on these GPs goes to the next level to give professionals the best. For maximum versatility, these devices feature a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port with DisplayPort 1.4 supporting 8K monitors and HDMI with 4K @60Hz capability. Why not go straight for HDMI 2.1?

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MSI GP66 and GP76 Leopard: RTX 3080 and an Intel Core i7 equipped notebooks for professionals and gamers

There are also 3 USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, one more than the previous generation, but without a memory card reader. The design of this GP series is similar to the GE, but without RGB lighting and in a matte graphite gray color with a modern and sober style. Wi-Fi connectivity continues to evolve with the AX201 card that will support the 6 GHz band (6E). The keyboard continues to run on SteelSeries and the sound on Nahimic, though we’re confident the audio quality has improved

The MSI GP76 Leopard measures 397 x 284 x 26 mm, which is just about enough for a 17.3-inch Full HD IPS-level display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz. Meanwhile, the GP66 Leopard shrinks to 358 x 267 x 23.4 mm and a weight of 2.38 kg with the same screen, but in 15.6 inches. As always, extremely tight bezels and now bordering on 20 mm thick, good design work.

MSI GP66 and GP76 Leopard: RTX 3080 and an Intel Core i7 equipped notebooks for professionals and gamers

But the best of all is inside, as this family includes the new Nvidia RTX 3070 6GB GDDR6 and RTX 3080 8GB GDDR6 graphics cards. These mobile versions of the Ampere architecture are a bit trimmed in performance, relying on 8GB of VRAM instead of 16GB. But always with the performance of the 3rd generation Tensor Core and 2nd generation RT Cores. These are combined with Intel Core 10th processors up to 8-core, 16-ladder i7-1087H, and DDR4-3200 MHz memory. We still expect a high-performance Samsung PM981 SSD or WD SN730 SSD in the two M.2 Gen3 slots.