MSI Katana GF66 - Alder Lake - 12th Gen Core i7 16GB to 32GB 512GB to 2TB SSD 6-GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX3060 GDDR6 GC 15.6" Full HD 1080p IPS 144Hz Display Nahimic Sound RED-Backlit KB W11 (Black)
|Processor Type||12th Generation Intel Core i7-12700H Multi Core Alder Lake Processor (24 MB Cache)|
|Processor Speed||2.3 GHz Turbo Boost up to 4.7 GHz (14 Cores, 20 Threads)|
|Installed RAM||16 GB|
|Type of memory||Max 64GB 2 Slots DDR5-4800|
|Hard drive size||512GB NVMe SSD Gen 4x4|
|Hard drive speed||-|
|Type of optical drive||-|
|SSD||512 GB SSD|
|Type of harddrive||512GB NVMe SSD Gen 4x4|
|Graphics memory||6-GB GDDR6 NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU Up to 1525MHz Boost Clock, 105W Maximum Graphics Power with Dynamic Boost.|
|Type of graphics memory||Discrete|
|Screen size||15.6" FHD, IPS-Level 144Hz 45%NTSC|
|Screen surface||15.6" FHD, IPS-Level 144Hz 45%NTSC|
|Screen resolution||1920x1080 (16:9)|
|Backlit keyboard||Single backlight (red) with Anti-Ghost key (99 Key)|
|Type||Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201(2*2 ax)|
|USB||2x USB 3.2 Gen1; 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.2 Gen1|
|HDMI||HDMI (supports 4K @ 60Hz)|
|Camera||720p HD Webcam|
|Operating system (Primary)||Genuine Windows 11 Home|
MSI Katana GF66
Katana GF66 is MSI’s cheapest budget-friendly gaming laptop on the market. This model features the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core processor, NVIDIA RTX 3000 series GPU, 16 GB of memory, and a large and responsive 15.6” Full HD screen.
The latest 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake processor features 14 cores and 20 threads. You can expect great performance, thanks to its hybrid architecture consisting of Performance Cores and Efficiency Cores. This CPU is clocked at a speed range of 2.3 GHz to 4.7 GHz. Moreover, this latest upgrade by Intel supports WiFi-6E, PCIe 5.0, and DDR5 memory.
Storage and RAM
With a 512 GB Solid State Drive, you get ample space to store your gaming software and applications. By storing your files in an SSD over traditional HDDs, you get to open and close applications in much less time. That said, this device also comes equipped with two 8 GB RAMs, making a total of 16 GB DDR4 RAM. Clocked at 3200 MHz, it lets you access files superfast.
As for the display, the 15.6” screen offers a 144 Hz refresh rate which ensures that you enjoy a smooth and glitch-free gameplay at all times That said, the colour gamut is pretty decent with 45%% NTSC.
The GPU in this gaming rig is powered by NVIDIA® RTX 3060 and used 6 GB of memory. You can play the heaviest AAA titles using NVIDIA’s 2nd Gen RTX architecture. The power of Ampere lets you play 1080p games with ease. With Tensor Cores you can speed boost your games without having to compromise on the image quality. Whether you are a gamer or a content creator, you can benefit from the Ray Tracing Cores in this GPU which offers realistic and immersive graphics. and with multiprocessors and cutting-edge AI, every experience is better than the previous one.
For better cooling, not only does this device have several vents on the bottom chassis, but it also allows you to customize the fan speed using the Advance User Mode. Alternatively, you can also hold the function key and press the up-arrow key to enable a cooler boost at any time. This will max the fan out, regardless of the Performance Mode in use.
Build and Design
This gaming rig has an all-black exterior with a red backlit keyboard. Using the function key, you can switch between three levels of brightness for the backlit keyboard or choose to turn it off. The keys have 1.7 mm of key travel and offer good tactile feedback. There is also a separate NumPad on the device. Moreover, to cut the cost of this gaming laptop, the chassis is an all-plastic design. That makes it a great entry-level gaming laptop. Moreover, the edges of the device are rounded. Talking about portability, this device is heavy and weighs around 2.24 kg. For a 15.6-inch laptop, it is not too large and can easily fit any backpack.
Camera and Speakers
There is a 720p webcam above the screen in the middle but does not support IR in Windows 11 for Hello face unlock. Given how important video calls are these days, the camera performs decently well.
Having said that, there are two speakers underneath on the left and right sides towards the front.
You can claim an international warranty on your purchase of this brand-new, retail box, factory-sealed MSI Katana GF66. And with Genuine Windows 11 Home, sky is the limit!
If you are on a budget and looking to invest in a gaming laptop with a powerful CPU and GPU, then the MSI Katana GF66 12UE-603 is for you. Order it now from our website and enjoy free delivery anywhere in Pakistan upon making an online payment in advance and benefit from the cash-on-delivery service in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. Meanwhile, you can browse through other MSI laptops here. If you have more questions on your mind regarding our product or services, please give us a call on our WhatsApp number 0304-1113005 or leave a message on our Live Chat facility.