MSI announces GT77 Titan, Laptops Intel HX series CPUs

MSI has officially revealed the latest iteration of its GT Titan series, powered by the latest Intel HX series processors, the GT77 Titan, and the latest Nvidia RTX graphics cards.

MSI also introduced several new gaming laptops powered by similar hardware and the Creator Pro 17X, a similarly robust laptop for creative professionals.

The laptops are powered by 12th-generation Intel processors up to a Core i9-12900HX, offering you to bring up to 16 cores and 24 threads, with clock speeds varying to 5GHz. The TDP of the HX series processors is generally 55W, but MSI says they can utilize up to 150W in its latest laptops, which is more elevated than the base TDP of Intel’s desktop K-series processors. 

The laptops also come with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti or Nvidia RTX A5500 in the Creator Pro 5500X. All the gaming laptops can provide up to 250W to the GPU and CPU integrated, with up to 175W for the GPU alone employing Dynamic Boost.

Initiating with the most influential of the bunch, their MSI Titan GT77 is a proper desktop replacement laptop, and it’s open with either an Intel Core i7-12800HX or Core i9-12900HX paired with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3070 Ti. Since they can utilize up to an incredible 250W of power, the GT77 Titan packs a powerful cooling system with four fans and seven heat pipes running across the laptop, plus six air exhausts to fritter hot air away from the components. MSI also uses a phase-change thermal pad to enhance thermal conductivity under heavy loads.

The MSI GT77 Titan comes with four RAM slots and four M.2 SSD slots, making it possible to expand up to 128GB of DDR5 RAM and 32TB of storage. In addition, one of the SSD slots already has approval for PCIe 5.0 SSDs, pledging almost double the rates of PCIe 4.0. It is one of the very first laptops to support PCIe 5.0.

The display on the GT77 is a 17.3-inch, and it arrives in Ultra HD resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, which is outstanding for driving the hardware inside the laptop. It also covers 100% of DCI-P3, so color reproduction should be excellent. It also comes with a Full HD webcam.

As usual with MSI, the keyboard on the GT77 Titan is designed in partnership with SteelSeries, and it uses Cherry MX switches with per-key RGB lighting. Below that, the touchpad is now 60% larger than in the previous Titan. RGB is all over this laptop, including the MSI logo on the lid and across the entire rear exhaust, making for a very eye-catching laptop. There are also a ton of ports here, including two Thunderbolt 4 ports, three USB Type-A, HDMI 2.1, mini DisplayPort, RJ45 Ethernet, a full-size SD card reader, and a combo audio jack. There’s even a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello.

Keeping all of this running is a 99.9Whr battery, though this certainly isn’t meant to be a portable machine. All of this comes in a chassis under 23mm thick and weighs 6.82lbs, which is impressive but still not something you want to carry around everywhere.

MSI also introduced new HX versions of the GE77 and GE67 Raider laptops, making them even more powerful. Like the GT77 Titan, you can get these laptops with up to a Core i9-12900HX and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU, and they’ll use up to 250W of power. The cooling system involves:

  • A phase-change thermal pad.
  • Seven heat pipes run across the laptop.
  • Two fans to blow air away from the components.

Out of the box, it comes with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, but you get two RAM slots and two PCIe 4 SSD slots for expansion.

In terms of the display, the smaller Raider GE67HX is a bit more interesting, considering it comes with an OLED panel from Samsung. It’s a Quad HD panel with a 240Hz refresh rate and 100% coverage of DCI-P3, but being OLED is what makes it truly unique, and it also means you get speedy response times, ideal for gaming. The Raider GE77HX comes with a 17.3-inch IPS display, and it comes in Quad HD resolution & a 240Hz refresh rate; plus, it covers 100% of DCI-P3. Both models have a Full HD webcam, too.

Like the standard Raider models, the keyboard uses per-key SteelSeries RGB backlighting, and there’s also a large light bar running across the front of the laptop for some extra flair. For ports, you get one Thunderbolt 4, one standard USB-C, three USB-A ports, HDMI 2.1, RJ45 Ethernet, and a full-size SD card reader.

The MSI Raider GE67HX starts at $2,499 with a Core i7 and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, while the GE77HX begins at $2,599.99 for a similar configuration.

Like the new Raider models, the Vector lineup is upgraded with the latest Intel HX series processors. It arrives with the same CPU and GPU configuration, including using up to 250W of power with MSI OverBoost. It uses MSI’s Cooler Boost 5 technology to keep things running smoothly, and they have two RAM slots and two SSD slots for expansion.

The MSI Vector GP76HX comes with a 17.3-inch display available in Ultra HD with a 120Hz refresh rate or Quad HD with a 240Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile, the GP66HX comes with a 15.6-inch panel, and it’s also a Quad HD display with a 240Hz refresh rate. Above the display, there’s a standard HD 720p camera.

The Vector laptops have a more subdued design so that you won’t see as much RGB aside from the per-key lighting on the keyboard. In terms of ports, there’s one Thunderbolt 4, one standard USB-C, three USB-A ports, HDMI 2.1, and RJ45 Ethernet.

Finally, for creators, MSI also introduced the Creator Pro X17 laptop, which seems to be a tweaked version of the GT77 Titan more geared toward creators. An Intel Core i9-12900HX CPU similarly powers this one, but the GPU is from Nvidia’s creator-focused lineup, and you can go up to an RTX A5500. It uses a phase-change thermal pad and Cooler Boost Titan technology to keep the components cool. Like the GT77 Titan, it also has four DDR5 RAM slots to get up to 128GB, plus four M.2 SSD slots, including one with PCIe 5.0 speeds.

The exhibit is one of the highlights of this laptop: a 4K IPS panel with 100% DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB coverage, plus a Delta E<2. In addition, the panel is Calman Verified, and it comes with a color calibration report from the manufacturer, so you can remain assured it’s ready for creative work.

Design-wise, the Creator Pro X17 is the same size and weight as the GT77 Titan, but it’s more subdued, so the only RGB lighting is on the keyboard. Otherwise, you still get the same ports, plus a fingerprint reader. One difference is that this model uses a 720p HD camera, but it has Windows Hello facial recognition, which is very welcome.