MSI Titan GT77 12UHS 4K: Hot rod with RTX 3080 Ti delivers top performance
With the Titan GT77, MSI is offering one of the most powerful desktop replacements right now. It is designed for usage scenarios that require intense computing power and a huge amount of RAM, such as video editing, rendering and gaming. At the time of our review, the GT77 with a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti can be had for around 3,900 Euro (US$3,999). The top-spec model that we tested will set you back around 5,600 Euro (US$5,980).
The combination of a Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop (TGP 175 watts, 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM) and 64 GB of RAM (DDR4-4800, dual-channel mode, max. 128 GB) enables the laptop to handle all sorts of power-hungry applications. A lightning-fast PCIe 4 SSD provides the necessary storage space (2 TB) and ensures short load times. And there is room for up to four M.2 2280 SSDs (3x PCIe 4, 1x PCIe 5).
The laptop can run in Optimus or dGPU-only mode. Using the latter will result in increased graphics performance. In this mode, the GeForce GPU sometimes delivered the best results that we have seen from an RTX 3080 Ti so far. Unfortunately, Advanced Optimus is not supported. Switching between dGPU and Optimus mode always requires restarting the laptop.
Overall, the mechanical keyboard (with individual RGB lighting) left a very good impression and is going to be an important criterion for many potential buyers. People who have never used such a keyboard may have to first get used to how it feels to type on.
The matt 4K display (IPS, 120 Hz) stands out with its high peak brightness, quick response times as well as great colour coverage and accuracy. However, it is lacking in contrast. A laptop that costs this much has to offer more in this regard.
More information and many benchmark results can be found in our MSI Titan GT77 12UHS review.