MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG-217 15.6″ 240Hz 3.5ms Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7-10870H RTX3070 32GB 1TB NVMe SSD Win10 VR Ready

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  • Processor: Intel Core i7-10870H (2.2GHz base frequency, up to 5.0GHz with Turbo Boost)
  • Display: 15.6” Thin Bezel FHD (1920×1080) 240Hz IPS 3.5ms close to 100%sRGB
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8G GDDR6
  • Keyboard: Steel Series per-Key RGB with Anti-Ghost key
  • Wireless: Intel KTI225V + Wi-Fi 6 AX201 + BT5.1
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MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG-217 15.6″ 240Hz 3.5ms Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7-10870H RTX3070 32GB 1TB NVMe SSD Win10 VR Ready
MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG-217 15.6″ 240Hz 3.5ms Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7-10870H RTX3070 32GB 1TB NVMe SSD Win10 VR Ready


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Specification: MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG-217 15.6″ 240Hz 3.5ms Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7-10870H RTX3070 32GB 1TB NVMe SSD Win10 VR Ready

Standing screen display size

‎15.6 Inches

Screen Resolution

‎1920 x 1080 pixels


‎2 core_i7



Memory Speed

‎3200 MHz

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Graphics Coprocessor

‎NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

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Item model number

‎GP66 Leopard 10UG-217

Operating System

‎Windows 10 Home

Item Weight

‎9.28 pounds

Product Dimensions

‎15.99 x 15 x 0.79 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎15.99 x 15 x 0.79 inches

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‎230 Volts


‎1 AA batteries required. (included)

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4 reviews for MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG-217 15.6″ 240Hz 3.5ms Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7-10870H RTX3070 32GB 1TB NVMe SSD Win10 VR Ready

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  1. kludger

    Bought this laptop to allow me to do some relaxed gaming/simming on the couch while watching TV with the family, mainly MSFS2020, Elite Dangerous, No Mans Sky etc, this laptop is so great at it that it easily beats out my much more expensive simming rig tower PC in TimeSpy benchmark this got 10,321 compared to my i7-7700k/1080Ti 8,470.
    Great value for 8 core, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD
    3070 Max-P with MUX
    Great keyboard
    High FPS screen
    Runs MSFS2020 on max settings at 30FPS+
    Runs CP3077 RT settings at 60FPS+
    Nice understated case that doesn’t scream gamer
    Has a decent webcam for Zoom
    Touchpad is fairly basic and small compared to competitors
    Battery doesn’t last long enough
    Fans can be loud at full speed
    Overall I’m very satisfied with this laptop as a gaming/simming PC, great value and it runs everything I’ve tried at top settings without missing a beat, put my twice as expensive desktop/tower sim rig PC to shame.

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  2. Bob

    Incredible laptop, especially at the price point. $1899 when I got it but I saw it at $1799 for only 10 units that sold out in 1 day. I would have got it then but I had to wait on another laptop return to go back on my credit card (more on that later). First things first, this is a full power 3070 (115w with boost to 130+) not the gimped Max-Q variant. All this obsession with super thin laptops will land you with an underpowered machine and bad thermals for the same price or even higher. People obsessing over a few ounces or .2 of an inch thinner like it really makes a difference when you carry it in a backpack. It doesn’t. It’s lightning fast and I’m pretty much on ultra settings for anything I want to play.

    I had bought an Asus from Best Buy and had to return it because it arrived with a broken key. I’m glad I did because I ended up with this one and I’m thrilled with it. It looks slick as hell. It reminds me of a stealth fighter or a matte black Lamborghini. It operates like one too. I’m always plugged in so battery life is zero issue for me. If you are running a gaming laptop unplugged, you lose a lot of performance. That said, it’s a 65wh battery so it’s not going to be great.

    Two 16g sticks of Samsung RAM at 3200 and a Samsung 1TB NVMe M.2 (model MZVLQ1T0HALB). I was a little worried about the screen because the new QHD/WQHD panels are supposed to be great but let’s face it, it’s on a 15.6” display. If you want to fully experience the higher resolutions, you’ll want an external monitor anyway. It’s got the MUX so you can avoid the CPU bottleneck and let the 3070 go to work if you want. All of that said, the 240hz panel is great and I’ll take the added FPS capabilities over the lower Hz displays. Power, Ethernet, Type-C, and HDMI display ports are on the back which is such an overlooked aspect on gaming laptops, especially the newer ones. Thermals are good on this model with the 10870 and I haven’t had any issues. The max fans get loud but no whine. Yes, the Ryzen 9 5900 is the new hotness for CPU’s and yes, it would have been nice to have. That said, Intel and Nvidia work well together and I’m not running 30+ tabs while gaming and editing videos. If you can wait for the 11th gen Intel chips to release in the new gaming laptops later this year, go for it!

    All in all, I’m very happy and very impressed. If you’re on the fence, don’t be. It’s a fantastic laptop and worth every penny.

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  3. M. Forwood

    An honest consumer review of the MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG-217.


    I recently replaced my venerable MSI GE620 laptop (10 years old) with the GP66 Leopard, so understandably the performance gain is massive. What I particularly like is that the GP66 is the more understated sibling to the GE66, but packs as much punch for less money. It retains the same ‘Stealth Fighter’ style rear vents and a similar chassis design, but loses the RGB lighting to the front of the unit – a move that I prefer. The SteelSeries 3 per-key RGB keyboard remains, and is excellent to use with a positive keypress and reasonable software to use. The only gripe I have with it is that it sometimes drops a config if I use the Fn key to turn off the trackpad.

    SCREEN and GFX:

    The 240Hz 1080p panel is manufactured by Sharp (SHP14C5) and is a very nice example; there is a little bit of light bleed but overall, its not that noticeable. It can be used with the NVidia RTX3070 in either an optimus setting, or as a dGPU. The latter allows the GFX to bypass the CPU based iGPU and results in better framerates in game. This setting is controlled via the Dragon Centre App that comes preinstalled.

    HDMI out works upto 4K @ 60Hz and I’ve not had any issues connecting to either a monitor or TV. It should also be possible to output via the Thunderbolt 3 port but I have not experimented with this yet. That same port should allow VR to be used.

    The RTX 3070 is rated at 115W at stock, but can dynamically boost to 130W if the CPU load is lower. There are various videos explaining this feature so I’ll not explain further. Of the limited testing I’ve done so far, it has handled everything I’ve thrown at it at 1080p in Ultra settings or similar.


    The intel i7-10870H (2.2 – 5.0GHz, 8C/16T) acquits itself well, despite the inadequacies of the Comet-Lake die when it comes to TDP and heat dissipation. The 870H is a down clocked version of the 875H by about 100Mhz; I’ll be honest I doubt that the difference would be that noticeable. While there is lots of hype surrounding the AMD Ryzen 5000 series of mobile CPUs, the supply issues means that those laptops are hard to come by, and sell out fast. Intel’s 11th gen is still sometime away, so this represents good value for money right now.

    Noise or Heat – the choice is yours! The Cooler Boost 5.0 does an excellent job of getting rid of the heat, but at a cost. At full pelt the fans are noisy, and headphones are a must. Silent mode is relatively quiet, although the fans will kick in every now and then, their intrusion isn’t overbearing. However performance will suffer as a result. For me, the Balance profile is just that – balanced between the two, and delivers acceptable results. Don’t be surprised if your CPU temps reach as high as 100 deg C; my previous laptop (yep, that 10 year old one) did that too, and it lasted twice the average lifespan! The design limit is 105 deg C so some people get squeamish, but that is what the thermal throttle is there for. In realtime play, I didn’t notice any noticeable affect.

    M.2 SSD:

    Ok, so there isn’t much info on what is installed – I anecdotally saw WD SN730’s on the GS66 and was curious as to what I’d find here; turns out its a Samsung PM991 in the 2280 form factor with 1Tb of storage. It is rated at 2300Mb/s read and 1350Mb/s write, although my testing yielded 2170 read and 1442 write. It may be beneficial to replace this with a faster M.2 in the future.


    This model shipped with 32 Gb of Samsung 3200MHz ram, and it appears to be running at that speed from the factory. 32 Gb is probably more that I need, but is a welcome boost at this price point.

    I/O PORTS:

    What I like aboiut the GP and GE series is that there are I/O ports to the rear of the chassis (PWR, HDMI, Ethernet, USB C (TB3)). At 5.25lbs and 0.92in thick its not a true light and thin, so is more likely to be sat on a desk; rear ports allow the essential cables to be kept out of the prime real estate to the left and right of the deck. The headphone jack is to the left as is 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A with the other 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A to the right.

    Despite the MSI USA site stating the GP66 features an SD/XC card reader, there is NO slot for this – not a problem for me as I already have a USB 3.2 Card reader for my DSLR as uses CF cards, but might put some content creators off.


    A great laptop for the mid-range market, which is serious enough to keep up with the big boys, but subtle enough to relax in a Cafe or Library without screaming ‘Gamer’. The 10th gen i7 processor is a little old now, but still provides enough grunt for the AAA titles out there. The RTX3070 is really the center of attention here, and rightly so – 3dMark benchmarks at factory settings easily match that of a RTX2080 desktop card, so as an upgrade from the GeForce 540M its like going from a horse and cart to a Mustang.

    Yes there are other laptops at the same pricepoint that offer true ‘thin and light’ capability, but the performance penalty is quite large, and there are stronger performers out there, but for a subtle understated look with real power hidden behind its matt shadow black exterior, the GP66 is worth every dollar – and is considerably cheaper here than I’d have to pay in good ol’ Blighty for the single SKU that MSI are releasing there. I’ll even put up with a US keyboard.

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  4. kludger

    I bought this laptop to down size from a desktop since I travel some for work. My desktop had a RTX 2080 Super/i7-9700K and this laptop keeps up, if not out performs my old desktop.

    I run two Dell 1440p 165Hz monitors connected to the laptop and it has no issues running them. The laptop will get around 120-130 fps on Warzone with low settings @ 1440p. The CPU and GPU never really get about 80C but I am also running a USB Laptop cooler. I have not tested battery life but I don’t believe that is important for a gaming laptop since performance will be considerably lower.

    The fit and finish is really nice and sleek without being too “gamer.” The RGB keyboard is a nice touch and feels great. Definitely feels quality and recommend it!

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