MSI GT77 Titan Laptop Review – Fastest laptop on the planet

MSI GT77 Titan is a top-tier gaming laptop that comes with Intel Alder Lake 12th Gen Core-i9 12900HX CPU and RTX 3080Ti GPU

This is the third time this year that MSI has launched new Laptops into the market. At the beginning of the year, at CES 2022, along with brands like  DellHPLenovoASUSRazerGigabyte, and Acer; MSI launched a handful of MSI Gaming Laptops.

A few weeks post-CES 2022 event, they held another event where they launched their entire MSI Business and Content Creation Laptops lineup. And within a month, they were ready with their highest-end MSI HX Series of Laptops.

MSI is dropping new laptops every 3-4 months, and we today are highly excited to try out one of their flagships, MSI GT77 Titan, the fastest laptop in the world.

MSI has launched its top-tier gaming laptop of 2022, Titan GT77. It comes with a 4k 120Hz screen which is dedicated to serious gaming. MSI has manufactured this laptop with many exciting features such as low profile chicklet keyboard, the large size of dual speakers, Quad Fan Cooler booster Titan technology, 128GB DDR5 RAM, Thunderbolt 4 ports etc.

Apart from the usual stuff, which is exceptionally cool, the laptop runs on the fastest Intel 12th Gen Core i9 12900HX Processor, and it is paired with the fastest laptop GPU, the Nvidia RTX 3080Ti.

Now without further delay, let’s check out the all-new MSI GT77 Titan Gaming Laptop.

MSI GT77 Titan Gaming Laptop – Specs

Here are the detailed specifications of the MSI GT77 Titan Gaming Laptop

ProcessorUp to Intel 12th Gen Core-i9 12900HX
ChipsetIntel HM670
Graphics CardNvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GDDR6
RAMUp to 128GB DDR5 4800Hz Frequency
DIsplay17 inch, UHD, 120Hz, IPS Quality
Storage3 x M.2 NVMe SSD PCIe Gen4
1 x M.2 NVMe SSD PCIe Gen5
WebcamIR HD 1080p 30fps
Port2 x Type C for USB/DP/Thunderbolt4
3 x Type A USB 3.2 Gen2
1 x RJ45
1 x SD Express card Reader
1 x HMDI for up to 8k 60Hz picture
1 x Mini Display Port
Wireless communication1 x Killer Gb LAN v2.5G
1 x Killer AX WiFi 6E
1 x Bluetooth v5.2
Audio2 x 2W Speaker
2 x 2W Woofer
1 x Headphone/Mic Combo Jack
Battery4 Cell 99Whr with 330W adapter
Dimension397x330x23 mm
Weight3.3KG

MSI GT77 Titan – Price and Availability

The MSI Titan GT77 is priced at $3,199 approximately for the base Core i7-12800HX, an Nvidia RTX 3070Ti model, and the top-end Intel Core i9-12900HX/RTX 3080 Ti model is priced at roughly $4,949. It is available worldwide with all major online and offline retailers. But the price of this laptop may vary from one country to another.

MSI GT77 Gaming Laptop – Design and Build Quality

MSI GT77 Gaming Laptop - Design and Build Quality
MSI GT77 Gaming Laptop – Design and Build Quality

MSI GT77 comes with a stylish RGB with a heavy-duty design. MSI has manufactured this laptop with premium quality aluminium, which speaks about its durability. The back section of this laptop is dedicated to cooling vents, and the extra space is designed to fit the vast radiators. The hinges are very firmly attached to the display unit, and both speakers and the woofer are correctly placed on the left and right sides of the keyboard in a vertical position.

The laptop’s front vent section looks beautiful with RGB lights and indicates the temperature status by changing its colour. The keyboard section is very compact, and the touchpad area comes big. The MSI logo is placed on the top of the lid and features an RGB illumination that can be controlled using the software installed.

The base of the laptop is heavy enough to enable you to open the computer with one hand. This is MSI’s bulkiest laptop and weighs around 3.3kgs. MSI provides a separate backpack for this laptop, although you can choose among these laptop backpacks if you like.

MSI Gaming Laptop – Display

MSI GT77 Titan Display
MSI GT77 Titan Gaming Display

MSI has constructed the GT77 Titan laptop with a 17-inch 4K 120Hz dedicated gaming display. This display panel has IPS grade quality and a UHD extreme technology. It has True colour technology, for which the colour quality in this display looks very fresh and vibrant.

The GT77 Titan laptop also provides fast 120Hz for a smooth visual, especially during the multiplayer gaming modes. The laptop has a brightness of 500 cd/m². Since it has a 4K panel, the display will also be good for video editing and content creation.

MSI Titan Laptop – Keyboard and Touchpad

Keyboard

MSI has squeezed an ultra-low-profile Cherry MX mechanical keyboard into this laptop. Steelseries makes this keyboard. It features a two-piece slim keycap structure and a gold cross-point contact system. This design ensures the most crispy tactile and precise actuation while in gaming mode. Using the installed software, you can customize the per-key RGB light system in this keyboard.

MSI Titan Laptop - Keyboard and Touchpad
MSI GT77 Titan Keyboard and Touchpad

Touchpad

The touchpad of this laptop comes quite large. It is placed just below the keyboard section. The left and right-click button areas are not visible and are placed underneath the surface. The total touchpad area is 100% responsive and feels very smooth while operating with fingers. It responds exceptionally well to Windows gestures like pinch to zoom and double finger tap to drag.

MSI Titan GT77- Ports and Connectivity

MSI Titan GT77- Ports and Connectivity
MSI Titan GT77- Ports and Connectivity

MSI is offering Desktop Level I/O Port in this gaming laptop. On the left side of this laptop, you are getting one DC-in charger jack, two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports, one SD card reader, and one headphone-mic combo jack.

On the right side of this laptop, you are getting one USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A port, two Thunderbolt4 Type C ports, one mini DP port, one HDMI connector, and one RJ45 port. All of these ports are desktop-level IO ports.

For wireless connectivity, you get the latest and fastest Intel Killer WiFi 6E, Intel Killer Gb LAN v2.5G, and Bluetooth v5.2. The wireless components are very fast in terms of data transferring and connectivity. Also, we didn’t find any problems while using the laptop extensively.

MSI 2022 Titan Laptop – Audio, Battery, and Webcam

Audio

For the Audio section, MSI has placed two vertical DYNAUDIO Nahimic speakers that are well placed on both sides of the keyboard section. These two speakers also come with two Woofers. The sound quality of the speakers is excellent, and we haven’t heard any noise distortion at a high sound dB level. Besides, the headphone-mic combo jack also delivers some enriching quality sounds through any headphone model.

Webcam

MSI is offering you a 1080p 30fps webcam on this laptop. The webcam is placed accurately above the display unit in the centre position along with a sensor. The quality of this webcam is pretty good, and it is best suited for daily office working, video calling and even Game streaming. However, you can also look at these webcams if you want something nice.

Battery

MSI has squeezed a 99Whr four-cell battery in this GT77 Titan. The battery lasts up to 3hrs in a normal working mode, such as while working in G drive, Video Editing on Adobe, Microsoft Office 360 package data calculating, etc. But in Gaming mode at 1080p, the battery lasts approximately 1.5 hrs; in 4k, the battery lasts less than an hour.

MSI Gaming Laptop – Performance and Benchmark

MSI GT77 Titan comes with Intel Alder Lake 12th Gen Core-i9 12900HX CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU. We did various experiments with both CPU and GPU hardware, and here are the results below. The laptop runs 64GB DDR5 Memory and 4TB NVMe Storage.

CPU Benchmark

3D Mark Time Spy ScoreCPU Score – 13284
Graphics Score – 13506
3D Mark Fire Strike ScoreCPU Score – 30503
Physics Score – 31032
Combined Score – 14640 
CineBench R23CPU Multi-Core – 21681
CPU Single Core – 1912MP
Ratio – 11.34x

GPU Performance

Dying Light 2130fps
Rainbow Six Extraction280fps
God of War113fps
Halo Infinite191fps
Battlefield 2042144fps
Forza Horizon 5130fps
Far Cry 6151fps
Hitman 3270fps

MSI GT77 Titan – Noise and Thermal

MSI GT77 Titan - Noise and Thermal
MSI GT77 Titan – Noise and Thermal

MSI has constructed their GT77 Titan laptop with Cooler Boost Titan Technology. The cooling architecture of this laptop comes with four ice blade fans, seven premium heat pipes, and 6-way hot air exhausts.

The total thermal design keeps the whole laptop under 35 degrees Celcius and maintains excellent cooling to the main chassis body. Also, this cooling architecture supports a safe range of temperatures to keep your precious MSI laptop’s CPU and GPU hardware durable for a long time and prevents thermal throttling.

The four ice-blade fans also perform very well in heavy load mode. The maximum noise level of the fan goes up to 69 pretty good dBA. These four fans play critical roles in taking out hot, exhausting air inside the laptop through 6-way chambers.

MSI GT77 Titan Gaming Laptop – FAQ

What is the free software that comes with this laptop?

First of all, the laptop comes with pre-installed Windows 11 Home. This MSI GT77 Titan Gaming Laptop comes with MSI’s exclusive software from which you can boost and customize your system. It also has Steel Series software to customize your keyboard RGB and other things. Besides, it has a free copy of the Microsoft Office 360 Package subscription of 2 years.

What are the other things that come with this laptop?

This MSI GT77 Titan Gaming Laptop comes with a lucky MSI Dragon Doll keychain, an MSI Gaming Mouse, an MSI Dual Drive 128G Pendrive, and an MSI Exclusive Laptop Backpack.

How much warranty does the MSI GT77 Titan provides?

This MSI GT77 Titan Gaming laptop carries a 2-year limited Warranty

Can I upgrade my MSI laptop?

Yes, you can upgrade both the RAM and SSD as well. Since this is a 17-inch laptop, you will get four ram slots that would support RAM up to 128GB in quad-channel mode. It will now have a 16x4GB configuration, but if you want, you can upgrade it with a 32x4GB configuration. You can easily swap those out.

For upgrading the storage, you will have two M.2 2280 Gen4 slots and one PCIe Gen 5 Slot available, out of which two are already populated with two 2TB NVMe Gen4 SSD. You can add another NVMe SSD by taking out the older SSD and installing the new Gen5 SSD when it comes out.

MSI GT Titan Gaming Laptop – Final Verdict

Pros

  • Excellent Performance of both CPU and GPU
  • 4k 120Hz colour vivid dedicated Gaming Display
  • Outstanding Cooling performance even under heavy loads
  • Stylish Design with RGB lighting
  • It comes with an additional Gaming Mouse and other accessories

Cons

  • Steep price
  • Bulky and heavy

That’s all, folks!


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