MSI 15.6" Katana GF66 Gaming Laptop

BH #MSKATANAGF66 • MFR #KATANA GF66 11UE-856
MSI 15.6" Katana GF66 Gaming Laptop
Key Features
  • 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 8-Core (11th Gen)
  • 16GB of DDR4 RAM | 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 15.6" 1920 x 1080 144 Hz IPS Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB GDDR6)
Dive into smooth entertainment experiences with the 15.6" MSI Katana GF66 Gaming Laptop. Equipped with an 11th generation 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 8-core processor with 16GB of DDR4 memory and a fast 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe solid-state drive, this entry-level gaming laptop is designed to quickly load levels and multitask applications. At the same time, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics provide high frame rates in addition to real-time ray tracing and AI features for enhanced realism and smooth performance. The 1920 x 1080 Full HD display has a 144 Hz refresh rate, which provides crisp images by reducing motion blur from fast action scenes. The graphics are complemented by a Hi-Res stereo system and Nahimic virtual surround sound that fully immerses you in your games, movies, and music when headphones are connected.
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MSI 11UE-856 15.6" Overview

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Dive into smooth entertainment experiences with the 15.6" MSI Katana GF66 Gaming Laptop. Equipped with an 11th generation 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 8-core processor with 16GB of DDR4 memory and a fast 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe solid-state drive, this entry-level gaming laptop is designed to quickly load levels and multitask applications. At the same time, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics provide high frame rates in addition to real-time ray tracing and AI features for enhanced realism and smooth performance. The 1920 x 1080 Full HD display has a 144 Hz refresh rate, which provides crisp images by reducing motion blur from fast action scenes. The graphics are complemented by a Hi-Res stereo system and Nahimic virtual surround sound that fully immerses you in your games, movies, and music when headphones are connected.

Connect compatible keyboards and mice to the USB 2.0 port while reserving the two USB-A and one USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 ports for 5 Gb/s flash drives and other compatible peripherals. The Katana GF66's keyboard provides tactile feedback and includes MSI's signature red backlighting in addition to hotkeys that can give you an advantage against the competition. With Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) support and a built-in Gigabit Ethernet port, you can connect to compatible high-speed networks. Windows 11 Home is preinstalled.

Powered Up
This system features an 11th generation 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-11800H 8-core processor with a 4.60 GHz Max Turbo frequency and works with the 16GB of DDR4-3200 memory and 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD to quickly load and multitask a variety of games and applications.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 delivers powerful performance for gamers and creators. With Ampere, NVIDIA's 2nd gen RTX architecture, RT Cores, Tensor Cores, and streaming multiprocessors, this graphics card is designed to provide realistic ray-traced graphics and streamlined AI optimization.
Resizable BAR
Resizable BAR is an advanced PCI Express feature that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once and improve performance.
Fast Display
Featuring a 144 Hz refresh rate and thin bezels, the 15.6" In-Plane Switching (IPS) display provides exceptional clarity and vibrant visuals. An external display may be connected through the HDMI port.
Designed for Gaming
This system's keyboard includes MSI's iconic red illumination and built on a solid metal shielding with 1.7mm of key travel for better responsive and tactile feedback.
Cooler Boost 5
The Katana GF66 includes a Cooler Boost 5 system, which helps to maintain optimal CPU and GPU performance with up to six wide-channel, thin-walled heat pipes.
Wi-Fi 6
Wi-Fi 6 is up to 3x faster than Wi-Fi 5, allowing for fast gameplay, streaming, and communication.
Premium Sound
The Hi-Res 2W stereo speaker system delivers crystal clear sounds at up to 192 kHz, 24-bit quality.
Nahimic Virtual Surround Sound
Nahimic audio immerses you in entertainment experiences by providing virtual surround sound via headphones and Bluetooth audio sharing.
MSI Center
MSI Center helps you control and customize your laptop to fit your needs.
MSI App Player
Developed in partnership with BlueStacks and utilizing MSI's Console Mode, the MSI APP Player is designed to provide a seamless gaming experience between mobile games and your laptop via an intuitive UI design and a compatible wireless console controller.
USB 3.2 Gen 1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 features a maximum throughput of 5 Gb/s and is synonymous with USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 3.0.
Windows 11 Home
A New Start Position
Windows 11 has been completely redesigned from its predecessor to emphasize productivity, creativity, and ease of use. The customizable Start Menu is now at the center of the taskbar and utilizes the cloud, allowing you to quickly find and access recent files, regardless of what platform or device was previously used to view them. The streamlined Start Menu design also lets you pin apps and recent files in addition to powering down the system.
Making Productivity a Snap
Multitask quickly and efficiently with the ability to snap apps side-by-side. Snap Layouts and Snap Groups keep your windows organized using different layouts designed to fully optimize your screen space, no matter its size and resolution. Windows 11 also remembers their positions, so you can resume where you left off when selecting Snap Groups from the task bar, allowing you to switch between both individual applications and entire projects. Snap Layouts are also automatically restored when docking laptops with external monitors.
Microsoft Teams Integration
Stay connected with friends, family, co-workers, and clients with Microsoft Teams Chat integrated onto the Windows 11 taskbar. With a touch, you can connect to your contacts via text, voice, and video, regardless of whether they're using Windows, Android, or iOS devices. You can also communicate with those who don't have the Teams app installed using two-way SMS messaging.
Adapting to You
The Adaptive Input feature automatically optimizes the Windows 11 interface to however you prefer to interact with your device, whether it's using a mouse, keyboard, touch, voice, or handwriting.
Next Level Gaming
Enjoy smooth, immersive gaming experiences with DirectX 12 Ultimate providing realistic graphics at high frame rates while Auto HDR automatically adjusts in-game lighting and contrast for high-dynamic range. DirectStorage technology streamlines data access via high-speed devices such as NVMe SSDs and graphics cards without taxing the CPU, minimizing load times and reducing artifacts such as texture popping. Plus, Xbox Games Pass integration provides you with access to a massive library of games with a membership subscription.
Redesigned Microsoft Store
The redesigned Microsoft Store delivers a streamlined experience when looking for content such as apps, games, movies, and shows. Apps downloaded from the Store have been tested for security and family safety. Android apps are also available on the Microsoft Store through the Amazon Appstore and can be used directly on your PC from the taskbar or Start Menu.
UPC: 824142289266

MSI 11UE-856 15.6" Specs

Operating SystemWindows 11 Home
Performance
ProcessorIntel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen)
CPU2.7 to 4.6 GHz 8-Core
L3 Cache24 MB
Graphics TypeDedicated
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (105 W TGP) with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Memory Type3200 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory16 GB
Memory Configuration2 x 8 GB
Memory Slot Type260-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots2 (0 Available)
Buffered MemoryNo
ECC MemoryNo
Display
Panel TypeIPS-Type LCD
Size15.6"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Color Gamut45% NTSC
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Variable Refresh TechnologyNone
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity512 GB
Solid State Storage1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Optical DriveNone
I/O
Ports2 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
1 x USB-A 2.0
USB Type-C1 x USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Display1 x HDMI
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Built-In Speakers2 x 2 W
Built-In MicrophonesYes
Media/Memory Card SlotNone
Communications
Ethernet1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
MU-MIMO Support2 x 2
Bluetooth5.1
GPSNone
NFCNo
WebcamUser-Facing: 1 MP (720p)
Battery
Capacity3-Cell: 53 Wh
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard99-Key Notebook Keyboard with Backlight, Number Pad
Pointing DeviceTouchPad
General
Power Supply180 W with Barrel/Proprietary
Dimensions14.13 x 10.2 x 0.98" / 358.9 x 259.08 x 24.89 mm
Weight4.63 lb / 2.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.345 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.3 x 13.6 x 3.9"

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