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MSI Titan GT77 HX 13V Review - Ultimate Gaming Laptop with RTX 4090 & Core i9-13950HX

World’s first 4K 144 Hz Mini-LED panel. The new MSI Titan GT77 HX 13 VI is an impressive showcase for a gaming laptop in 2023 and combines the fastest components you can get right now including the blazing-fast GeForce RTX 4090, which delivers sufficient performance for the brand-new 4K Mini-LED screen with 144 Hz. Update: Retest of the retail unit with Core i9-13980HX

MSI’s Titan GT77 series offers flagship gaming laptops designed for maximum performance. The new 2023 model GT77 HX 13VI continues this concept and uses some of the best mobile components that are available. In addition to the latest Raptor Lake-HX CPUs from Intel, you can also enjoy the brand-new laptop GPUs from Nvidia: GeForce RTX 4080 or GeForce RTX 4090. MSI also equips the new GT77 with a 4K Mini-LED screen with a refresh rate of 144 Hz.

Our review unit is a pre-production unit with the Core i9-13950HX, GeForce RTX 4090, 64 GB RAM, 4 TB SSD storage, and the 4K Mini-LED screen. Retail configurations (GT77 HX 13VI) with the same specs will ship with the Core i9-13980HX (slightly higher clocks, but no vPro support in return) for an RRP of 6599 Euros in Germany ($5299); the SKU with the RTX 4080 and 2 TB SSD storage retails for 5499 Euros (GT77 HX 13VH, $4299).

Update 03/02/2023: We had the chance to take another look at the retail unit of the GT77 with the Core i9-13980HX. The results are available in the CPU section and we also took another look at the SSD performance. Our stress test does not show any differences to the pre-production unit and the cooling performance is still 225W under combined CPU/GPU workloads. The bug of the non-working brightness control in the dGPU mode was fixed by a software update. All in all, the existing results and the rating did not change.

MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI (Titan GT77 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13950HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.5 GHz, 220 W PL2 / Short Burst, 150 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU - 16 GB VRAM, Core: 2340 MHz, Memory: 2250 MHz, 175 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 528.37, Optimus, MUX
Memory
64 GB 
, DDR5-4800, Dual-Channel, 2/4 slots free, max. 128 GB
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 255 PPI, B173ZAN06.C, Mini-LED, glossy: no, HDR, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB, 2048 GB 
, 2x 2TB RAID 0, 3970 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-S PCH - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 3 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: SDXC, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Killer E3100G 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23 x 397 x 330 ( = 0.91 x 15.63 x 12.99 in)
Battery
99.9 Wh, 6578 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, 2 Woofers, Keyboard: Cherry MX Mechanical, Keyboard Light: yes, 330W PSU, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.468 kg ( = 122.33 oz / 7.65 pounds), Power Supply: 1.426 kg ( = 50.3 oz / 3.14 pounds)
Price
6600 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89 %
02/2023
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
3.5 kg23 mm17.30"3840x2160
91.2 %
02/2023
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg21.99 mm16.00"2560x1600
86.9 %
11/2022
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.9 kg28.3 mm17.30"2560x1440
88.3 %
08/2022
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3.3 kg23 mm17.30"1920x1080
89.2 %
05/2022
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3.1 kg20.9 mm17.30"1920x1080
87.6 %
08/2022
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
R9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.8 kg27 mm17.00"2560x1600

Case - Titan with limited illumination

MSI introduced a new chassis design for last year’s Titan GT77, so there are no visual changes for the new model. The black chassis is very restrained for a high-end gamer and the RGB illumination is also limited to the logo on the lid as well as the fan exhausts at the rear. It comes down to personal preferences, but you can at least also use the laptop in professional environments when you turn the illumination off. You will quickly see fingerprints on the smooth surfaces, which require regular cleaning. MSI still uses a 16:9 aspect ratio screen for the 2023 model.

The quality of the chassis is decent, even though it is almost entirely made of plastic. Especially the rough material at the bottom does not really meet the expectations of the high price and could also be uses on a laptop for 500 Euros. The overall build quality is decent though; the base unit is very sturdy and there are only minor creaking sounds. The lid on the other hand is more flexible, but we could not provoke picture distortions. We would have preferred slightly stiffer display hinges and the lid wobbles a bit when you adjust the opening angle (up to ~135 degrees).

The GT77 is still a comparatively slim machine at 2.3 cm, especially considering the powerful hardware. However, due to large cooling unit at the rear, the notebook is very deep and has a much larger footprint than its rivals. It is also very heavy at almost 3.5 kg and you have to add another 1.4 kg for the bulky 330W power adapter.

Size Comparison

395 mm / 15.6 inch 282 mm / 11.1 inch 28.3 mm / 1.114 inch 2.9 kg6.45 lbs399.23 mm / 15.7 inch 299.57 mm / 11.8 inch 20.9 mm / 0.823 inch 3.1 kg6.84 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 330 mm / 13 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 3.5 kg7.65 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 330 mm / 13 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 3.3 kg7.28 lbs381.7 mm / 15 inch 272.8 mm / 10.7 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.8 kg6.15 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 244 mm / 9.61 inch 21.99 mm / 0.866 inch 2.4 kg5.34 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity - Thunderbolt and card reader

Nothing changed in terms of ports and you still get all important standards. All the ports are located at the two sides since the rear area is exclusively used for cooling. You can also charge the battery at the rear USB-C port, but it requires a 100W power adapter (65W modules did not work).

Left side: Power, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen2 (10 Gbps), SD card reader, 3.5 mm stereo jack
Left side: Power, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen2 (10 Gbps), SD card reader, 3.5 mm stereo jack
Right side: USB-A 3.2 Gen.2 (10 Gbps), 2x USB-C 4.0 w/ Thunderbolt 4 (40 Gbps, DisplayPort-ALT mode, 1x w/ Power Delivery), Mini-DisplayPort, HDMI 2.1, 2.5 Gbps Ethernet
Right side: USB-A 3.2 Gen.2 (10 Gbps), 2x USB-C 4.0 w/ Thunderbolt 4 (40 Gbps, DisplayPort-ALT mode, 1x w/ Power Delivery), Mini-DisplayPort, HDMI 2.1, 2.5 Gbps Ethernet

SD Card Reader

The SD-card reader can accommodate full-size memory cards and manages average transfer rates of more than 80 MB/s with our reference card (AV Pro V60).

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK (AV Pro V60)
182.9 MB/s +119%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
125 MB/s +50%
Average of class Gaming
  (19 - 202, n=104, last 2 years)
98.6 MB/s +18%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX (Angelibird AV Pro V60)
83.5 MB/s
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
69.1 (68.5min - 72.99max) MB/s -17%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
69 MB/s -17%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK (AV Pro V60)
220.6 MB/s +156%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
207.6 MB/s +141%
Average of class Gaming
  (26 - 269, n=95, last 2 years)
122.8 MB/s +42%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
88.14 MB/s +2%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX (Angelibird AV Pro V60)
86.2 MB/s

Communication

MSI equips the new Titan GT77 with the Wi-Fi module Killer AX1690i, which supports the current Wi-Fi 6E standard as well as Bluetooth 5.3. Our U.S. sample did not connect to the 6 GHz of our reference router from Asus, but the signal quality was also very good when we used the 5 GHz network (Wi-Fi 6). You can also use the 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1691 (1589min - 1731max) MBit/s +9%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1545 (1508min, 1510.9P1 - 1569max) MBit/s
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
  (917 - 1727, n=8)
1477 MBit/s -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=154, last 2 years)
1416 MBit/s -8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1328 (1093min - 1448max) MBit/s -14%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
MediaTek RZ608
967 (949min - 978max) MBit/s -37%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1610 (1421min - 1675max) MBit/s +2%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1582 (1517min, 1518.74P1 - 1636max) MBit/s
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
  (1145 - 1650, n=7)
1470 MBit/s -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (636 - 1780, n=148, last 2 years)
1303 MBit/s -18%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1155 (495min - 1441max) MBit/s -27%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
MediaTek RZ608
936 (898min - 971max) MBit/s -41%
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MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI; iperf3 receive AXE11000: Ø1545 (1508-1569)
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI; iperf3 transmit AXE11000: Ø1582 (1517-1636)

Webcam

The webcam is equipped with a mechanical shutter, but that’s pretty much all the positive aspects. MSI still uses the bad 720p webcam, which does not take good pictures even in good lighting conditions. You can expect more in 2023, especially considering the price.

ColorChecker
4.5 ∆E
4 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
1.1 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
7 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
10 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI: 4.94 ∆E min: 1.07 - max: 9.97 ∆E

Maintenance

The whole bottom cover is secured by standard Philips screws and can be removed, but the cover is very tightly attached and the process is not easy. In addition to four SO-DIMM slots you can also use three M.2 slots for upgrades. It is also possible to replace the Wi-Fi module and clean the fans. MSI changed the cooling layout and uses more heat pipes compared to the previous model, which means the fourth M.2 slot had to be removed.

Internal layout
Internal layout
4x SODIMM
4x SODIMM

Input Devices - MSI with great mechanical keyboard

We already liked the mechanical keyboard in the previous model and that has not changed. The typing noise is a bit higher compared to conventional rubber dome keyboards, but the Cherry unit is noticeable quieter than the mechanical keyboard you can get for the XMG Neo 17, for example. The arrow keys and the dedicated numpad (which is a bit narrower) uses conventional switches. It is possible to adjust the lighting for every key individually, but you can also choose one inconspicuous color for all keys. The fingerprint scanner is implemented into the palm rest right underneath the arrow keys.

The large clickpad worked well during our review and standard cursor operations are no problem, but the clicking noise is a bit loud. However, most gamers will use an external mouse or gamepad anyway.

Input devices
Input devices

Display - 4K Mini-LED with 144 Hz

Subpixel layout
Subpixel layout

MSI does not only use the latest CPU and GPU models, but also offers a brand-new Mini-LED panel with the 4K resolution (16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels) and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. It is also possible to get a QHD IPS screen with 240 Hz. The subjective picture quality of the matte Mini-LED panel from AU Optronics (B173ZAN06.C) is impressive with razor-sharp contents and rich colors. Black images are actually black and there is no backlight bleeding on Mini-LED screens. MSI advertises more than 1000 dimming zones, but you can still notice blooming. Bright objects on dark backgrounds create bright clouds since the whole dimming zone is illuminated. However, you will only really notice it when logos appear, but we did not notice it during gaming or daily stuff. We measure an average brightness of 600 nits and a very high contrast ratio thanks to the low black value.

Maximum HDR brightness: 1014 nits
Maximum HDR brightness: 1014 nits

The panel supports HDR 1000 and we can confirm a maximum brightness of more than 1000 nits on a completely white image, but the panel does not reach higher values while the Mini-LED panel of the Apple MacBook Pro 16 can reach up to 1600 nits for small parts of the display. The HDR implementation in Windows is still a catastrophe compared to macOS. HDR has to be activated manually, you cannot use any color profiles anymore and you cannot use HDR on battery. We would not be surprised if many users do not use HDR at all considering these problems, which is a shame. The quality of HDR videos is comparable to the MacBook Pro 16 despite the matte surface, and we tested it side by side.

612
cd/m²
607
cd/m²
619
cd/m²
601
cd/m²
606
cd/m²
600
cd/m²
595
cd/m²
575
cd/m²
607
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
B173ZAN06.C tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 619 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 602.4 cd/m² Minimum: 41.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 402 cd/m²
Contrast: 6060000:1 (Black: 0.0001 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.8 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 1.8
ΔE Greyscale 6.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
92.4% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.9% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
94.9% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.63
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
B173ZAN06.C, Mini-LED, 3840x2160, 17.30
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
CSOT T3 MNG007DA4-1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
NE173QHM-NZ2, IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Sharp SHP1544 LQ173M1JW08, IPS-Level, 1920x1080, 17.30
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
AU Optronics B173HAN, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
BOE0A99, IPS, 2560x1600, 17.00
Display
0%
-2%
-16%
-10%
-17%
Display P3 Coverage
94.9
98.5
4%
97.1
2%
70.8
-25%
79.2
-17%
69
-27%
sRGB Coverage
99.9
100
0%
99.9
0%
98.9
-1%
99.8
0%
99.8
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
92.4
89.7
-3%
84.8
-8%
73
-21%
79.6
-14%
69.6
-25%
Response Times
69%
74%
86%
67%
75%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38.4 ?(13.6, 24.8, n)
6.6 ?(3.4, 3.2)
83%
5.7 ?(2.7, 3)
85%
3.03 ?(1.28, 1.75)
92%
12.4 ?(6.4, 6)
68%
10.8 ?(5.1, 5.7)
72%
Response Time Black / White *
26.6 ?(9.2, 17.4, n)
12 ?(6.8, 5.2)
55%
10.1 ?(5, 5.1)
62%
5.28 ?(2.32, 2.96)
80%
9.2 ?(5.2, 4)
65%
6.1 ?(2.5, 3.6)
77%
PWM Frequency
2380 ?(100)
Screen
-38877%
-37485%
-44442%
-32218%
-47756%
Brightness middle
606
456.8
-25%
320
-47%
280
-54%
365.4
-40%
415
-32%
Brightness
602
437
-27%
303
-50%
275
-54%
344
-43%
399
-34%
Brightness Distribution
93
83
-11%
87
-6%
79
-15%
85
-9%
90
-3%
Black Level *
0.0001
0.35
-349900%
0.3
-299900%
0.4
-399900%
0.29
-289900%
0.43
-429900%
Contrast
6060000
1305
-100%
1067
-100%
700
-100%
1260
-100%
965
-100%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.8
3.7
23%
1.1
77%
2.1
56%
3.17
34%
1.44
70%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
8.2
6.42
22%
2.7
67%
5.83
29%
7.69
6%
2.33
72%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.8
0.66
63%
1.58
12%
0.51
72%
0.89
51%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
6.5
2.6
60%
1.1
83%
3.3
49%
5.3
18%
1.8
72%
Gamma
2.63 84%
2.3 96%
2.13 103%
2.13 103%
2.18 101%
2.132 103%
CCT
6596 99%
6108 106%
6599 98%
7060 92%
5879 111%
6327 103%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-12936% / -24983%
-12471% / -23057%
-14791% / -28561%
-10720% / -20704%
-15899% / -30693%

* ... smaller is better

MSI ships the Titan GT77 with the True Color software, which offers different presets for color spaces and scenarios (like Gamer, Office, Movie) and you can even use the software to calibrate the screen. We used the professional CalMAN software in combination with the X-Rite i1 Pro 2 spectrophotometer and the profile Display P3 since the panel is supposed to cover the full P3 gamut.

CalMAN Grayscale (target color space P3)
CalMAN Grayscale (target color space P3)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (target color space P3)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (target color space P3)
CalMAN ColorCheker (target color space P3)
CalMAN ColorCheker (target color space P3)
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated (target color space P3)
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated (target color space P3)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated (target color space P3)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated (target color space P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated (target color space P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated (target color space P3)

The deviations compared to the P3 reference gamut are very high out of the box, both for the grayscale as well as the colors. Our own calibration (the corresponding profile is available for free in the display box above) improves the color performance noticeably, but also lowers the maximum brightness by around 50 nits. We would still recommend the calibrated profile and it is possible to edit pictures/videos, even though our measurements show that the P3 color space is only covered by 95 %.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. P3
vs. P3
vs. Adobe
vs. Adobe

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9.2 ms rise
↘ 17.4 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 62 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13.6 ms rise
↘ 24.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 51 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (34 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 2380 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 2380 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 2380 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18196 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

0 % brightness
0 % brightness
20 % brightness
20 % brightness
40 % brightness
40 % brightness
60 % brightness
60 % brightness
80 % brightness
80 % brightness
100 % brightness
100 % brightness
Maximum HDR brightness
Maximum HDR brightness

We detect PWM at all brightness levels (even maximum HDR brightness) with a frequency of 2.38 kHz, which makes it really tricky to determine the response times. We determined the values manually and the response times appear rather slow, but you do not notice that in practice where the 144 Hz refresh rate helps.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use

The matte panel and the high brightness should be great outdoors, but MSI limits the outdoor capabilities of the GT77. HDR is not possible on battery power and the maximum SDR brightness is also lowered from ~600 to ~400 nits as soon as you detach the power adapter. There are no limitations in terms of viewing angle stability.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Core i9 HX & RTX 4090

Our review unit is equipped with the Core i9-13950HX, one of the fastest mobile CPUs from Intel. The retail version will be equipped with the Core i9-13980HX, but it only offers a 100 MHz higher maximum clock for the P-cores in favor of vPro support. The latter is not important when you play games, but might be interesting when you plan to use the Titan as a mobile workstation. MSI still uses DDR5-4800 instead of the faster DDR5-5600 and you can either select the new GeForce RTX 4080 or the RTX 4090 for laptops.

 
 
 

Review Settings

The preloaded MSI Center software offers different performance settings with an AI Mode and four additional presets (Extreme Performance, Balanced, Silent, Super Battery). You can also select the graphics mode (hybrid, only dGPU, only iGPU) thanks to a MUX, but there is no supports for Advanced Optimus, which means changes require a restart.

MSI Center performance settings
MSI Center performance settings

We used the Extreme Performance preset with the discrete GPU mode (iGPU deactivated) for our benchmarks, but we used the iGPU for battery tests. We did not experience any serious issues with the MSI software, but there was one bug with the discrete graphics mode where we could not lower the display brightness. We expect this issue will be fixed on retail units.

Processor - Core i9-13950HX

Raptor Lake HX-CPU (Source: Intel)
Raptor Lake HX-CPU (Source: Intel)

Contrary to the slower Raptor Lake mobile processors, Intel changed the core configuration for the high-end HX-series chips compared to the old Alder Lake CPUs. The clocks are higher, but there is now also twice the number of efficiency cores (from 8 to 16), which means the CPU can execute up to 32 threads simultaneously (16 E-cores + 8 P-cores with hyper threading).

The performance of the new Core i9-13950HX in the MSI Titan GT77 is excellent thanks to generous power limits. The performance fluctuates a bit, but we can observe a consumption of more than 200W at the start of benchmarks before the chip will settle at around 150W. The performance jump over the old Titan GT77 with the Core i9-12900HX is 22 % across all CPU benchmarks and the Core i9-13950HX in the new Razer Blade 16 is also beaten by 14 %.

As expected, we see the biggest improvements in the multi-core tests, where you just notice the higher number of cores. For example: The new GT77 is 45 % faster than the old GT77 with the Core i9-12900HX in Cinebench R23 Multi. The advantage over other Raptor Lake HX processors also shows that this is a very fast implementation. The new model is also faster in single-core tests, but the advantage is much lower at 6-10 %.

The CPU performance is locked at 25W on battery power, even in the fastest performance mode, which results in a performance deficit of more than 70 % in multi-core scenarios. Additional CPU benchmarks are listed in our tech section.

Cinebench R15 Multi Dauertest

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MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI Intel Core i9-13950HX: Ø4980 (4889.98-5226.71)
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake Intel Core i9-13900HX: Ø4366 (4298.3-4875.08)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Core i9-13950HX: Ø4512 (4463.29-4528.99)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W Intel Core i9-12950HX: Ø2740 (2605.18-3101.02)
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS Intel Core i9-12900HX: Ø3311 (3259.45-3569.52)
Alienware x17 R2 P48E Intel Core i9-12900HK: Ø2889 (2849.61-2917.79)
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22 AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX: Ø2230 (2203.37-2292.39)
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI Intel Core i9-13980HX: Ø4987 (4917.63-5171.97)
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13980HX
85.5 pt
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
83.4 pt
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
79.3 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
 
78.6 pt
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
72.8 pt
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
67.8 pt
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX
63.6 pt
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
60.3 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
56 pt
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
47.5 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
33277 Points
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13980HX
33052 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (24560 - 33277, n=7)
29352 Points -12%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
28707 (26191.7min - 28706.8max) Points -14%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
28010 (26406.1min - 28009.8max) Points -16%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
26703 Points -20%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
26736 (22394.1min - 26736.1max) Points -20%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
22982 Points -31%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX
19965 Points -40%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
18870 (18654.1min - 18869.7max) Points -43%
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 34613, n=247, last 2 years)
18603 Points -44%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
14152 Points -57%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2169 Points +3%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2100 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (1952 - 2113, n=7)
2067 Points -2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2055 Points -2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2029 Points -3%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
1913 Points -9%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1905 Points -9%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX
1903 Points -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 2227, n=245, last 2 years)
1782 Points -15%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1557 Points -26%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
12648 Points
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13980HX
12437 Points -2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
11289 Points -11%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (8697 - 12648, n=7)
10973 Points -13%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
8697 Points -31%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
8667 Points -31%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX
7511 Points -41%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
7169 Points -43%
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 13769, n=245, last 2 years)
7068 Points -44%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5549 Points -56%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13980HX
825 Points +3%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
803 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (742 - 816, n=7)
788 Points -2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
756 Points -6%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
742 Points -8%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX
741 Points -8%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
738 Points -8%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
727 Points -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 855, n=245, last 2 years)
686 Points -15%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
605 Points -25%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
5227 (4889.98min - 5226.71max) Points
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13980HX
5172 (4917.63min - 5171.97max) Points -1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
4913 Points -6%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
4875 (4298.3min - 4875.08max) Points -7%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (3625 - 5227, n=7)
4565 Points -13%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
4529 (4463.29min - 4528.99max) Points -13%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
3570 (3259.45min - 3569.52max) Points -32%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX
3101 (2605.18min - 3101.02max) Points -41%
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 5663, n=250, last 2 years)
2953 Points -44%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
2918 (2849.61min - 2917.79max) Points -44%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
2296 Points -56%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13980HX
312 Points +4%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
300 Points
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
295 Points -2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
294 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (274 - 303, n=7)
293 Points -2%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
278 Points -7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX
274 Points -9%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
274 Points -9%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
272 Points -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 315, n=249, last 2 years)
264 Points -12%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
248 Points -17%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
216 Seconds * -116%
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 1259, n=242, last 2 years)
210 Seconds * -110%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX
175 Seconds * -75%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
173.6 Seconds * -74%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
147 Seconds * -47%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
114 Seconds * -14%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (100 - 137, n=7)
112.4 Seconds * -12%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
111 Seconds * -11%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13980HX
101 Seconds * -1%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
100 Seconds *
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
127295 MIPS
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13980HX
125720 MIPS -1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
118715 MIPS -7%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (99351 - 127295, n=7)
115415 MIPS -9%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
109330 MIPS -14%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
86234 MIPS -32%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX
77003 MIPS -40%
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 140932, n=242, last 2 years)
73683 MIPS -42%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
69146 MIPS -46%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
64439 MIPS -49%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13980HX
7018 MIPS +2%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
6897 MIPS
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
6800 MIPS -1%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (6445 - 7064, n=7)
6775 MIPS -2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
6445 MIPS -7%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
6256 MIPS -9%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX
6255 MIPS -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 7581, n=243, last 2 years)
6024 MIPS -13%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5872 MIPS -15%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
5803 MIPS -16%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
20784 Points +1%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
20634 Points
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13980HX
20329 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (16776 - 21853, n=7)
19501 Points -5%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
18152 Points -12%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
16250 Points -21%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX
15144 Points -27%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
13717 Points -34%
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 22200, n=248, last 2 years)
13071 Points -37%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
10126 Points -51%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2139 Points +5%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2043 Points
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2023 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (1805 - 2097, n=7)
2013 Points -1%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
1923 Points -6%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1878 Points -8%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX
1868 Points -9%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
1805 Points -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 2168, n=248, last 2 years)
1780 Points -13%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1590 Points -22%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13980HX
33.4 fps +2%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
32.7 fps
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
30.9 fps -6%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (26 - 34.5, n=7)
30.7 fps -6%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
28.7 fps -12%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
25.6 fps -22%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX
22.5 fps -31%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
21.4 fps -35%
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 37.6, n=246, last 2 years)
20.4 fps -38%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
17.5 fps -46%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
56 s * -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.8 - 332, n=240, last 2 years)
49.7 s * -7%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
47.5 s * -2%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
46.5 s *
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
46 s * +1%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (32.8 - 52.1, n=7)
44.7 s * +4%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
40.7 s * +12%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
39 s * +16%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13980HX
36.7 s * +21%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX
34.7 s * +25%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
0.4808 sec * -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 4.47, n=243, last 2 years)
0.4768 sec * -18%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK
0.4323 sec * -7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX
0.4251 sec * -5%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX
0.4194 sec * -4%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
0.4121 sec * -2%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX
0.4033 sec *
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13980HX
0.4008 sec * +1%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (0.3823 - 0.4121, n=7)
0.3956 sec * +2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
0.3866 sec * +4%

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Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
80693
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
16004
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
11424
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
59.98 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
199.4 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
3.57 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
300 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
283 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
5227 Points
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Performance Rating
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
95.7 pt
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
90.2 pt
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
89.2 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
 
88.4 pt
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
76.6 pt
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
67.8 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
63 pt
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
62.8 pt
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
51.2 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
28957 KRay/s
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
26763 KRay/s -8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
25857 KRay/s -11%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (18131 - 28957, n=7)
24817 KRay/s -14%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
21797 KRay/s -25%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
17542 KRay/s -39%
Average of class Gaming
  (2585 - 60169, n=239, last 2 years)
17310 KRay/s -40%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
16115 KRay/s -44%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9759 KRay/s -66%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
144303 Points
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
128498 Points -11%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (102591 - 144303, n=7)
127039 Points -12%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
125944 Points -13%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
107354 Points -26%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
98800 Points -32%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
86936 Points -40%
Average of class Gaming
  (12439 - 252486, n=239, last 2 years)
86918 Points -40%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
43695 Points -70%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
7093 MB/s
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
6567 MB/s -7%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
6350 MB/s -10%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (4981 - 7093, n=7)
6323 MB/s -11%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
4945 MB/s -30%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
4179 MB/s -41%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 10389, n=239, last 2 years)
4090 MB/s -42%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3504 MB/s -51%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3422 MB/s -52%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
139649 Points
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
136871 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (131931 - 140103, n=7)
136822 Points -2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
133226 Points -5%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
107120 Points -23%
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 200651, n=239, last 2 years)
106398 Points -24%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
104422 Points -25%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
103770 Points -26%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
102167 Points -27%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
17057 Points
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
16291 Points -4%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
15813 Points -7%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (12381 - 17057, n=7)
15365 Points -10%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
12969 Points -24%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
12783 Points -25%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 32988, n=239, last 2 years)
11753 Points -31%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
11502 Points -33%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
10402 Points -39%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
71038 Points
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
65558 Points -8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
63308 Points -11%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (46539 - 71038, n=7)
61883 Points -13%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
54060 Points -24%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
52544 Points -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (7135 - 134044, n=239, last 2 years)
44978 Points -37%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
42613 Points -40%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
27285 Points -62%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
179186 MB/s +31%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
167077 MB/s +22%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
136551 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (99981 - 204491, n=7)
135969 MB/s 0%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
135833 MB/s -1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
126434 MB/s -7%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
125644 MB/s -8%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
106367 MB/s -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (18146 - 328679, n=239, last 2 years)
103550 MB/s -24%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2059 MB/s
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
1891 MB/s -8%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (1472 - 2069, n=7)
1854 MB/s -10%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1850 MB/s -10%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
1389 MB/s -33%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
1205 MB/s -41%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
1203 MB/s -42%
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 2409, n=239, last 2 years)
1152 MB/s -44%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
845 MB/s -59%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
15573 KRay/s
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
14479 KRay/s -7%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
13844 KRay/s -11%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (9787 - 15573, n=7)
13467 KRay/s -14%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
11612 KRay/s -25%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9507 KRay/s -39%
Average of class Gaming
  (1437 - 31796, n=239, last 2 years)
9400 KRay/s -40%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
8529 KRay/s -45%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
5748 KRay/s -63%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
50834 MPixel/s +24%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (40233 - 50864, n=7)
47552 MPixel/s +16%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
44238 MPixel/s +8%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
42438 MPixel/s +4%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
41007 MPixel/s 0%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
40896 MPixel/s
Average of class Gaming
  (8341 - 60161, n=240, last 2 years)
35588 MPixel/s -13%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
34534 MPixel/s -16%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
30226 MPixel/s -26%

Update 03/02/2023: The Core i9-13980HX reaches a 100 MHz higher single-core turbo and shows a small advantage over the pre-production unit. However, both devices are equal in the multi-core tests and the overall difference between the Core i9-13950HX and the Core i9-13980HX is negligible.

System Performance

The subjective performance of the GT77 is excellent and the synthetic benchmark results are also very good, but this is hardly surprising considering the powerful hardware. The rivals are also very fast and you will not notice a big difference between the systems.

PCMark 10 / Score
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8884 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (7597 - 8884, n=2)
8241 Points -7%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8203 Points -8%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
8186 Points -8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7888 Points -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (4477 - 9852, n=208, last 2 years)
7517 Points -15%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7208 Points -19%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6966 Points -22%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11761 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (10903 - 11761, n=2)
11332 Points -4%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
11205 Points -5%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11093 Points -6%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
11078 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (7334 - 12334, n=207, last 2 years)
10656 Points -9%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10306 Points -12%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
9740 Points -17%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10178 Points +3%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
10144 Points +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9856 Points 0%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9851 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (6161 - 11833, n=207, last 2 years)
9668 Points -2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
9564 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (8330 - 9851, n=2)
9091 Points -8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
8271 Points -16%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
16424 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (13099 - 16424, n=2)
14762 Points -10%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
14535 Points -12%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
13270 Points -19%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
13098 Points -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (5288 - 18475, n=207, last 2 years)
11277 Points -31%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10003 Points -39%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
9848 Points -40%
CrossMark / Overall
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2139 Points
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2112 Points -1%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2108 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (2019 - 2139, n=2)
2079 Points -3%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
1993 Points -7%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1903 Points -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (974 - 2295, n=171, last 2 years)
1861 Points -13%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1699 Points -21%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1592 Points -26%
CrossMark / Productivity
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1978 Points 0%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1977 Points
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1966 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1909 - 1977, n=2)
1943 Points -2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
1820 Points -8%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1808 Points -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (907 - 2166, n=171, last 2 years)
1776 Points -10%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1646 Points -17%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1509 Points -24%
CrossMark / Creativity
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2423 Points
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
2384 Points -2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2336 Points -4%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (2222 - 2423, n=2)
2323 Points -4%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2288 Points -6%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
2095 Points -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (1027 - 2514, n=171, last 2 years)
2018 Points -17%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1867 Points -23%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1780 Points -27%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1991 Points +7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1936 Points +4%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1861 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1792 - 1861, n=2)
1827 Points -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (1029 - 2275, n=171, last 2 years)
1693 Points -9%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1666 Points -10%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
1528 Points -18%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1405 Points -25%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1342 Points -28%
PCMark 10 Score
8884 points
Help
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
77060 MB/s +21%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (61938 - 78494, n=7)
73266 MB/s +15%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
67828 MB/s +6%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
64030 MB/s 0%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
63863 MB/s
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
63831 MB/s 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (18074 - 92565, n=239, last 2 years)
57665 MB/s -10%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
53861 MB/s -16%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
50231 MB/s -21%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
84869 MB/s +35%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (62368 - 86207, n=7)
78833 MB/s +26%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
74607 MB/s +19%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
69256 MB/s +10%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
62807 MB/s
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
62140 MB/s -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (20318 - 90647, n=239, last 2 years)
61421 MB/s -2%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
57237 MB/s -9%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
51403 MB/s -18%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
80441 MB/s +33%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (59501 - 80441, n=7)
72257 MB/s +20%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
67490 MB/s +12%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65800 MB/s +9%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
60389 MB/s
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
60014 MB/s -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (15975 - 103259, n=239, last 2 years)
59951 MB/s -1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
55263 MB/s -8%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
54443 MB/s -10%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
99.5 ns * -7%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
98.4 ns * -6%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
92.8 ns *
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
90.8 ns * +2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
90.6 ns * +2%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (84.4 - 99.5, n=7)
90.3 ns * +3%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
88.8 ns * +4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Intel Core i9-12950HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
85.2 ns * +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (59.5 - 152.5, n=236, last 2 years)
84.3 ns * +9%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

Our standardized latency test (web browsing, 4K YouTube playback, CPU load) shows major limitations for real-time audio applications with the current BIOS version (1.04).

LatencyMon Overview
LatencyMon Overview
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4710.9 μs *
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4362 μs * +7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3413 μs * +28%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2448.6 μs * +48%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2203.2 μs * +53%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
638.25 μs * +86%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1101.9 μs * +77%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The GT77 has three M.2-2280 slots (1x PCIe 5.0, 2x PCIe 4.0)
The GT77 has three M.2-2280 slots (1x PCIe 5.0, 2x PCIe 4.0)

The 2023 Titan is one of the first laptops with a fast PCIe 5.0 interface, but there are hardly any suitable SSDs on the market yet. The other two slots support PCIe 4.0 and our review unit is equipped with two 2 TB SSDs from Samsung (PM9A1, OEM version of the 980 Pro) in a RAID 0 configuration. Besides the sheer capacity of 4 TB (3.97 free for the user) we can also record transfer rates north of 11 GB/s. However, this performance cannot be maintained very long and will drop considerably after a few minutes, so SSD cooler might have been a good idea. More SSD benchmarks are available here.

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 11730 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 9961 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 879 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 626 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 80.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 198.2 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 1108 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 1242 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
82.6 pt
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
77.3 pt
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
73.8 pt
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
 
69.8 pt
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
69.6 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
60.7 pt
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
59.5 pt
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
58.9 pt
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake -11!
 
41.8 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5598 (5462.22min - 5597.85max) MB/s
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5568 (5541.55min - 5568.34max) MB/s -1%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
4931 (4875.77min - 4930.83max) MB/s -12%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (2376 - 5676, n=29)
3919 MB/s -30%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
3872 (3855.82min - 3871.97max) MB/s -31%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3844 (3257.93min - 3843.87max) MB/s -31%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3561 (3468.06min - 3560.96max) MB/s -36%
Average of class Gaming
  (1291 - 7045, n=210, last 2 years)
3451 MB/s -38%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
 
3180 (3109.94min - 3179.84max) MB/s -43%
seq write
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7533 (7482.85min - 7532.79max) MB/s
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7531 (7479min - 7530.7max) MB/s 0%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
4819 (4728.89min - 4819.25max) MB/s -36%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 M22
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4242 (4225.7min - 4241.7max) MB/s -44%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (2461 - 7628, n=29)
4204 MB/s -44%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3966 (3885.39min - 3966.13max) MB/s -47%
Average of class Gaming
  (535 - 9108, n=210, last 2 years)
3702 MB/s -51%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
 
3434 (3027.24min - 3434.35max) MB/s -54%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3242 (1498min - 3241.78max) MB/s -57%
seq q8 t1 read
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
13195 (9412.86min - 13194.8max) MB/s +17%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE G733CX-LL014W
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
12556 (4870.54min - 12556.3max) MB/s +12%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11242 (10740.3min - 11242.2max) MB/s
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (3471 - 12556, n=29)
7139 MB/s -36%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
6872 (4963.33min - 6872.25max) MB/s -39%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6722 (987.46min - 6721.79max) MB/s -40%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake