While MSI made a big splash when they announced their new 2022 laptop lineup, the upgrades to their MSI Raider series attracted a lot of attention. The MSI GE66 (15-inch) and GE76 (17-inch) have proven extremely popular among gamers and creators needing a powerful laptop. Each laptop received a hardware and software refresh over the 2021 models, meaning nothing changed regarding design, inputs, screen options, or ergonomics.
However, both remain a great option if you’re in the market for a new computer in 2022.
Processor Options and Storage
The MSI Raider GE66
are each available with two types of processors. One is the Intel Core i9-12800HK, and the other is the Core i7-12800H. In addition, each is now built with 12th generation Intel Alder Lake hardware. In addition, there’s now support for DDR5-4800 memory along with PCI gen4 storage.
Another change with both models is an upgrade to the GPU. MSI’s 2022 GE66 and GE76 models are available with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080Ti graphics card. Keep in mind that the GE66 can only support up to 140W of power on the GPU.
When it comes to the MSI GE76, you can use Dynamic Boost 2.0 to run your 3080Ti graphics card at up to 175W of power. Using both together gives you a potential 220W of CPU and GPU power, higher than what’s available from most competitors.
The MSI GE66 and GE76 are available in models with 1TB of SSD storage. Of course, you can always purchase an external SSD drive to boost your storage.
Cooling and Battery Life
Another new change to 2022 MSI GE66 and GE76 gaming laptops is the implementation of Phase Change Liquid Metal Pad technology. That means that, instead of thermal paste, MSI now uses a liquid compound model within Core i9 CPU configurations. Because of that, the laptops allow for higher clocks at the same thermal limit.
While other CPUs have used liquid-metal cooling, the substance used in the MSI GE66 and GE76 is a compound capable of transforming from a solid when the computer is off. And at low power, it transforms to a liquid when you’re processing high loads. That way, no metal leaks happen when you’re traveling with your laptop.
Even so, you never know what could happen when you’re transporting your MSI laptop from one place to another. That’s why it’s a good idea to look into Upsie’s lineup of extended warranties available for laptops
The most notable changes to MSI GE66 and GE76 laptops as far as software upgrades include the addition of Windows 11. That way, you don’t have to bother going through the upgrade process for Windows 10. There are also a few tweaks to the MSO Center control app. For example, you now get the benefit of an Auto profile. There’s also a Silent mode that dynamically controls the performance and speed of your fans depending on current ambient noise levels.
All told, the 2022 MSI Raiders are the most complete in terms of what you get from a gaming laptop. In addition, you can further protect your investment with the purchase of an Upsie laptop warranty.
Get the Most From Your Gaming Laptop
Upsie’s gaming laptop warranties
are comprehensive, affordable, and intuitive. With Upsie, laptops are safe from drops, liquid spills, internal damage, and early wear. Best of all, customers save up to 70 percent on the cost of coverage when they choose Upsie over other warranty providers. Customers can purchase an Upsie warranty for laptops bought in the last 60 days.
For the best protection at the best price, choose Upsie.
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