MSI Stealth GS66 (2022) Gaming Laptop Review

There’s a huge difference between the MSI GS66 Stealth gaming laptop I reviewed over a year ago and the one in front of me now. Not on the outside, of course — it’s the same slim chassis that MSI has been using for its GS66 machines for generations — but the performance is very different thanks to the core components chosen for the 12th-gen build.

The 2021 version of this machine opts for an Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU paired with a 10th Gen Core i7 10870H processor. Compared to the Core i9 12900H that MSI dropped into this laptop, it’s now just a silicon moron sitting in the corner of a classroom. Interestingly, the more modern Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti used in the new GS66 Stealth also compares favorably with last year’s model.