CES 2022: MSI gaming laptops will not be left without updates

CES 2022: MSI gaming laptops will not be left without updates

It will add a lot of new Intel and NVIDIA products to its lineup of operators.

Based on the CES news so far, we can’t be surprised that MSI laptops have also received 12th Gen Intel processors and new NVIDIA graphics drivers. For example, the GS Stealth, a very thin and portable class, has undergone such an update, this year the GS77 version received an Alder Lake processor: the entry-level Core i7-12650H and Core i9-12900H. . In addition, a GeForce RTX GPU can be selected (the list ranges from 3060 to 3080 Ti), DDR5 memory can be increased up to 32 GB, and storage can be increased to 1 TB at the factory.

MSI GS77 Stealth
MSI GS77 Stealth [+]

The 17.3-inch screen can also be a partner in achieving adequate display speed and quality: a full HD 360 Hz version aimed at clearly gamers is an option. The 1440p, 240Hz panel with 100% DCI-P3 coverage is recommended for those for whom image quality is important, while a 120Hz, 4K, and 100% AdobeRGB version may be available for engineers and graphic designers.


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In terms of trim, the GS77 comes standard with a Dynaudio audio system (with six speakers), Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C and two card readers with the same Type-A connector and SD standard. The webcam also got a physical “power button” and the wide hinge in the middle was reinforced. The battery is 99Wh, so uptime probably won’t be a big deal. In terms of pricing, we’re starting at $1,800 – the top model will be $4,200.

If portability is more important, the 15.6-inch GS66 will also be updated: a $2,500 version will come with a Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, and 32GB of RAM. That’s why we get a Full HD panel with 360Hz for the money, but for an extra $1,000, a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU and 4K display are also available in the thin cabinet.

MSI GE76 Rider
MSI GE76 Rider [+]

Massive Riders won’t be left out of the update either: GE76 and GE66 can both use Alder Lake (Core i7-12800H or Core i9-12900H), GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti are available for graphics, but below we can also go up to 3060. Breaking down the TDP values ​​by the manufacturer so far, it has been revealed that the power consumption of the entire system can be 230 watts. Screen options are the same as those of the GS series, with prices starting at $1,600 for the GE76 and $2,250 for the GE66 — noting that the latter comes with a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and the former with a GeForce RTX 3060.


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In the case of the Crosshair family, the new components are also available in 15 and 17 inch sizes, which means a Core i7-12700H or i9-12900H for the smaller model and 12700H for the larger model. The Crosshair 15 can get a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU and a 360Hz board, the 17-inch model has a GeForce RTX 3070 max, here the screen is cheaper because “only” 144Hz and 45% offer NTSC color space. There is also a special edition of Crosshair 15, the Rainbow Six Extraction Edition, with a unique look. The Crosshair 15 starts at $1,600 and the Crosshair 17 starts at $1,650.

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MSI Crosshair 15 Rainbow Six Extraction Edition
MSI Crosshair 15 Rainbow Six Extraction Edition [+]

We also mention MSI’s new cooling solution, which was introduced in high-performance gamer laptops (for the first time in the GE66/76 pair) and called the Phase-Change Liquid Metal Pad. From this, it is very easy to guess that it is a metal-based thermal paste that takes advantage of phase shift (also) to reduce the temperature of the CPU and GPU. In the present case, this phase change occurs at 58 °C, which, on the one hand, involves a significant energy absorption, and on the other hand, improves thermal conductivity as the solid paste becomes a highly viscous liquid at room temperature. It’s not easy to work with the new material: MSI says it has to be applied manually for now, but it’s worth it because it increases cooling efficiency by about 10 percent.

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