It’s laptops’ turn to take advantage of the recent Nvidia RTX 40 graphics cards. MSI has introduced its new line of gaming laptops and they have power to spare.
After proving their worth on desktop PCs, Nvidia RTX 40 graphics cards for laptops are finally coming to light. And it is in the new generation of MSI computers where they put their bags.
And not content with being one of the first manufacturers to offer this type of GPU in gaming laptops, MSI makes sure to offer an optimal gaming experience by also betting on 13th generation Intel Core processors. This is the case of the Pulse and Stealth ranges, equipped with state-of-the-art components, capable of accompanying you in your gaming sessions for years to come.
What do these laptop gamers promise with an RTX 40?
MSI’s new laptops are not just an evolution of previous models, they promise a true generational leap. A feat made possible in the first place by the integration of the very recent Nvidia RTX 40 GPUs.
Powered by the Ada Lovelace architecture, the RTX 4080 and 4090 can easily run 4K games at 60+ FPS, while the RTX 4050 to 4070 cards are capable of supporting QHD resolution at 90+ FPS. You will have no problem running recent games and even future titles with an MSI laptop. All without excessive consumption since the power of the RTX 40 in a laptop does not exceed 175 watts.
Better yet, RTX 40 laptops stand apart from the competition with their DLSS 3 support. They take advantage of the latest version of this technology that artificially increases FPS thanks to the deep learning. Therefore, it is possible to enjoy a smooth gaming experience, with high graphics settings.
And this, even though the ray tracing It is activated. This function, exclusive to RTX 40 cards and therefore present in MSI PCs, is responsible for processing lights, shadows and reflections dynamically in the game, for a rendering that is as close as possible to reality.
As for power, the RTX 40 has a minimum of 8 GB of VRAM in GDDR6. Therefore, you can bet on the display on several screens or have fun with games that are especially intensive in graphic resources without losing fluidity. Better, they are compatible with the modes Whisper (to reduce ventilation noise) and battery boost (for battery optimization).
Finally, creatives who work with image and video will see MSI PCs as an ally of choice. The manufacturer has requested to get support for NVIDIA Studio for their new notebooks. You get a set of drivers that optimize performance in over 110 creative apps, plus various software to help you with your tasks, like Canvas or Boradcast.
The power of the 13th generation Intel processor
The integration of such high-performance graphics cards cannot be done without a technical sheet capable of keeping up with the times. That is why MSI has renewed its collaboration with Intel to take advantage of the 13th generation Intel Core chips.
These next-generation processors benefit from increased power compared to 12th-generation Intel Core, with up to an additional 49% performance gain in multi-core tasks (for the Intel Core i9-13950HX chip). Specifically, MSI laptops should have no problem running demanding game and video capture software simultaneously.
Better peripheral and connector management is also part of MSI machines as Intel Core 13 chips support up to two Thunderbolt 4 controllers, Bluetooth LTE Audio, Wi-Fi 6E and PCI Express 5.0. Of course, the presence of a 13th generation Intel Core chip redefines Intel Evo certification. This guarantees greater autonomy and, above all, the arrival of Intel Unison, a software that facilitates the synchronization between your laptop and your smartphone.
Which MSI machine to choose?
The MSI Pulse 15 B13V
All these promises are found in the new MSI Pulse 15 B13V. The 2023 version of this gaming-grade laptop ensures optimum performance for years to come for mobile gamers.
Its futuristic design houses a high-end technical sheet, designed above all to satisfy the multiple demands of players. It starts with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 GPU and all the benefits that come with it, namely: ray tracingDLSS3 and the ability to run all recent QHD games at 90+ FPS on high graphics settings.
Similarly, there’s a 13th-gen Intel Core i7-13700H chip, much more capable of running power-hungry programs simultaneously without the slightest slowdown. Not to mention better connection management, to more easily connect a multiport docking station, external display or video capture device.
The screen is not far behind since it is a 15.6-inch IPS panel with QHD definition. The refresh rate is colossal, clocking in at a comfortable 240Hz. Shooters like it call of duty: war zone therefore, I promise to be receptive in all circumstances.
In addition to a 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD, the MSI Pulse 15 B13V can count on 16 GB of DDR5 RAM to maintain constant fluidity during long gaming sessions, especially since a Cooler Boost 5 system takes care of limiting heating with the time.
Let’s not forget the connectivity consisting of a USB Type-C port (with DisplayPort Alt mode), 2 USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, a USB Type-A 2.0 socket, an Ethernet port and an HDMI 2.1 socket (8K 60Hz /4K 120Hz).
So many features that allow the MSI Pulse 15 B13V to fulfill the promise made by MSI to gamers in 2023: to accompany demanding gamers through time and on their journeys.
The MSI Stealth 16 Studio A13V
If you’re also made for gaming, the MSI Stealth Studio A13V is thinner, lighter, and more powerful than the MSI Pulse 15 B13V. And for good reason: it offers greater versatility.
Between its large 16-inch QHD IPS display and its NVIDIA Studio certification, the MSI Stealth Studio A13V successfully meets the needs of creatives and imaging professionals. Its viewing surface allows you to have a view of the smallest detail while displaying many items on the screen.
Above all, dedicated graphics drivers ensure better management of the resources allocated to image editing and editing software. Software running smoothly thanks to the powerful 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900H chip. Its weight of 1.99 kg and its thickness of 19 mm make it easily transportable for a device of this size.
Gamers are obviously not left out thanks to the 32 GB of RAM (expandable to 64 GB) and the very good Nvidia RTX 4070 card. Again, recent and upcoming games will run smoothly, with great graphics quality.
It also doesn’t skimp on connectivity with its Thunderbolt 4 ports, USB Type-C 3.2, USB-A 3.2, RJ45 Ethernet, HDMI 2.1 (8K at 60 Hz / 4K at 120 Hz) and SD card reader.
Finally, the MSI Stealth Studio A13V also shows off its versatility in the choice of its screen. In fact, if a 16-inch panel isn’t enough for you to enjoy your favorite games to the fullest, you might fall for a version with the MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13V. If, on the other hand, you prefer a more discreet computer, the MSI Stealth Studio A13V is also available with a 14-inch screen. A size that represents the ideal compromise between a decent screen and great mobility.