MSI has unveiled updates to its notebooks at CES 2022 to match the new announcements from Intel and Nvidia. The new models are now equipped with both the latest Intel Core i7 and i9 12th-generation H-series processors, as well as the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti mobile GPUs.
Intel&s new Alder Lake CPUs feature both efficient E and powerful P cores (maximum 14 cores in total with 20 threads) thanks to Intel&s hybrid architecture, which are significantly faster than Intel&s mobile CPUs of the previous generation in combination and are also supposed to be faster than Apple&s new M1 Max according to MSI benchmarks.
The MSI Creator Z16P and Z17, the Stealth GS77 and the MSI Raider GE76 are also interesting for compute power-intensive work with high-resolution video due to their equipment with the latest and most powerful CPUs and GPUs (as well as with up to 64 GB RAM, Thunderbolt 4 and 2 TB SSD) - especially since strong desktop GPUs are still very scarce and thus more expensive than average. The two Creator models also feature a factory color-calibrated monitor, which supports the professional DCI-P3 color space at 100%.
The new notebooks are configurable with the new GeForce RTX 3070 and 3080 Ti GPUs which have 16 GB of GDDR6 memory. According to MSI, the mobile RTX 3080 Ti is said to have higher performance than the TITAN RTX for desktop systems and the new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is up to 70% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER laptop GPU. In addition, Max-Q technology with CPU Optimizer, Rapid Core Scaling and Battery Boost 2.0 can be used to optimize laptop efficiency, performance and battery life.
First of all, the similarities in the equipment of MSI&s new notebook launches: all new models can be equipped with an Intel Core i9-12900H or Intel Core i7-12700H processor, a maximum of an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU with 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM, up to 64 DDR5-4800 dual-channel RAM (or 32 GB Creator Z16P) and with up to 2 TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. As an operating system, there is optionally the new Windows 11 in the Pro or Home version.
Prices and release dates
. German prices and the release date are not yet known (presumably, orders can be placed from the end of January and the delivery will then take place sometime in the first quarter of 2022), only the prices in the US. So the price for the MSI Stealth GS77, which will be offered in six configurations for the least powerful variant with i7-12650H and RTX 3060 starts at 1,799, the MSI Raider GE76 (with RTX 3060) at 1,599, the MSI Creator Z16P at ,999 and the MSI Creator Z17 at ,249.
MSI Stealth GS77
- 17.3" display with either UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) 120 Hz or QHD (2,560 x 1440 pixels) 240 Hz panel. - Interfaces: 1x Thunderbolt™ 4, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (with DisplayPort), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1x HDMI (4K-UHD up to 120 Hz, 8K up to 60 Hz), audio (combo), SD Express card reader, 2.5-Gbit Killer™ LAN and Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E - 4 cell Li-polymer battery, 99.9 Wh (integrated) - Weight: 2.8 kg
MSI Stealth GS77
MSI Raider GE76 (12U)
- 17.3" display with UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) 120 Hz, QHD (2,560 x 1440 pixels) 240 Hz or Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) 360 Hz panel. - Interfaces: 1x Thunderbolt™ 4, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI (4K-UHD up to 120 Hz, 8K up to 60 Hz), audio (combo), SD Express card reader, 2.5-Gbit Killer™ LAN, and Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E. - 4 cell Li-polymer battery, 99.9 Wh (integrated) - Weight: 2.9 kg
MSI Raider GE76
MSI Creator Z16P (B12U)
- 16.0" QHD+ display with 165 Hz (2,560 x 1,600 pixels) screen in 16:10 forma with 100% DCI-P3 color space coverage - Interfaces: 1x Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (with DisplayPort), 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, audio (combo), SD Express card reader, killer Wi-Fi 6E - 4 cell Li-Polymer battery, 90 Wh (integrated) - Weight: 2.39 kg
MSI Creator Z17
MSI Creator Z17 (A12U)
- 17" QHD+ touchscreen (2560x1600) in 16:10 format with 165Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 color space coverage. - Interfaces: 2x Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, audio (combo), SD Express card reader, Killer Wi-Fi 6E. - Ultra-light 2.45kg, Ultra-thin 19mm more infos at bei de.msi.com