MSI teases the return of the Titan ultra high-end laptop series with the GT77 model that supports maximum CPU+GPU TDP of 250 W
With MSI entirely skipping Intel’s 11th gen mobile processors on its ultra high-end Titan gaming laptops, it seemed like such a niche segment was not profitable enough for the company and needed to be dropped. This was even more so apparent when MSI released no information about a refreshed Titan lineup with Intel Alder Lake-H processors this winter, but the company’s latest teasers posted on the Weibo forums suggest that the ultra high-end lineup is still alive and new GT77 models featuring the powerful Alder Lake-HX processors coupled with RTX 3080 Ti dGPUs are expected to hit the market soon.
The MSI Titan gaming laptop series has always offered cutting edge performance, yet the 2022 models seem to be taking this tradition to another level. From what we can see in the new teasers, this year’s Titan G77systems are the first to offer the highest combined power of 250 W for the GPU and CPU pair. By default, the CPU can operate at 75 W and the GPU at 175 W, but when the GPU is not used at its fullest, the system can allocate up to 160 W for the CPU. Keep in mind that the rest of the components like the motherboard, RAM and storage devices require additional power on top of the 250 W, so we are probably looking at close to 300 W total system power.
Since these models are not actually using the desktop processor SKUs, MSI was able to maintain a relatively thin chassis profile of 23 mm. However, the laptops will still appear larger than conventional systems due to the special exhaust system placed behind the screen. The cooling solution has also been upgraded to include 4 fans and 7 heat pipes. The larger chassis can now fit 4X RAM slots and 4X NVMe slots, meaning that we can easily see maximum specs with 128 GB RAM and over 20 TB of storage.
Other teased spec include a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX switches and 1.8 mm travel distance, plus 4K / 1440p / 1080p display options with up to 360 Hz refresh rate. Hopefully there are OLED and MiniLED panels, as well, considering the ultra premium nature of the series.
No hints at a specific release date, but MSI posting the teasers now could suggest that the official announcement is imminent.