Despite their impressive performance, few gamers are interested in getting their hands on a state-of-the-art graphics card from Nvidia, and for good reason, they’re just too powerful (and too expensive). Currently, no machine or game is capable of exploiting its full potential, but buying an RTX 4000 should be seen as a long-term investment. For example, by purchasing this MSI Katana 15 with RTX 4060 at 1,199.99 euros instead of 1,449.90 euros on Cdiscount, you will have peace of mind for at least several years.
The first RTX 4000 mobile gaming laptops and their Ada Lovelace architecture were released a few weeks ago and the prices are stratospheric! More efficient than the RTX 3000 and consuming three times less power, Nvidia’s new graphics cards will allow you to play any big AAA title, the most recent and those that will be released in the next few years. This is particularly the case with this MSI Katana 15 equipped with an RTX 4060 which benefits from a reduction of 250 euros.
The MSI Katana 15 B12VFK-241XFR in some spots
- The RTX 4060 graphics card
- The native 144 Hz refresh rate goes up to 240 Hz
- A profitable price in the long term
Instead of the usual €1,449.90, later reduced to €1,399.99, the MSI Katana 15 B12VFK-241XFR is now available for sale for €1,199.99 on Cdiscount.
What the RTX 4060 mobile is really worth
Let’s go straight to what interests us about this MSI Katana designed for inveterate gamers: the graphics card. This configuration features a mobile RTX 4060, a high-end GPU for gaming or creative work. If its data sheet announces only 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM (the RTX 3060 has 12 GB), the RTX 4060 mobile impresses with its performance equivalent to that of the RTX 3070 Ti.
Still, you can run any title with a good handful of FPS and with a TDP of just 105W, and the RTX 4000 requires less power than previous generations. The RTX 4060 also allows you to take advantage of the new DLSS 3, currently only supported by a handful of games, from the third generation of ray tracing and fifth-generation Max-Q technology. This MSI Katana is undoubtedly a good plan and allows as many people as possible to access the new Ada Lovelace architecture.
A warrior configuration for this MSI Katana
This MSI Katana has a 15.6-inch IPS panel in Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) capable of a high refresh rate of 144 Hz, an exemplary fluidity that the RTX 4060 should have no problem achieving. The processor is an Intel Core i5-12450H equipped with 8 cores and 12 threads and capable of a frequency ranging from 2 GHz to 4.4 GHz. It is assisted by 16 GB of DDR5 RAM, knowing that this laptop can support 32 GB DDR5 RAM modules to reach a level of 64 GB.
So seamless multitasking is at your fingertips, and there’s already enough to do with 512GB of storage provided by an M.2 NVMe SSD, knowing that a second slot is available. Connectivity includes one USB-C port, two USB-A Gen 3.2 ports, one USB-A Gen 2.0 port, one HDMI port, and one RJ45 port. Windows is not included so you will need to purchase a license below. In short, this laptop is a good choice, and with some additional investment it can get even better.
Do you want a beast of gaming performance?
In order to compare the MSI Katana 15 B12VFK-241XFR with other products in the same category, we now invite you to consult our guide on the best gaming laptops of the moment.
Do you use Google News (News in France)? You can follow your favorite media. Continue Frandroid on Google News (and Numerama).