Oftentimes a gaming laptop comes with sacrifices. The portable form factor of the device always leaves the user yearning for more performance. The good news is that recent development in the chip fabrication process has finally made it possible to get high performance without a significant hit on the efficiency front. In 2022, Modern gaming laptops are amazingly good at running modern AAA gaming tiles and handling productivity workloads whilst providing decent efficiency. However, MSI has taken these great aspects of a modern gaming laptop right up to the extreme with their Raider GE67HX series. To be specific, the MSI Raider GE67HX 12UHS is probably the most powerful laptop anyone can buy in 2022 as of today, thanks to its ultra-high specifications and robust engineering. Here’s everything that makes this MSI gaming laptop one of the most powerful gaming laptops out there.
Impressive At A Glace
First impression matters in everything, and MSI knows it very well. It’s the reason why the Raider GE67HX feels awe-inspiring at very first glance. It is surrounded by Panoramic Aurora lighting giving the device a thoroughly unique appeal. Additionally, the laptop has a thin profile despite packing powerful components, making it look quite sophisticated as well. The GE67HX adds a touch of customization as well with a per-key RGB keyboard from SteelSeries, allowing the users to individually set the backlight of every key according to their preference. The laptop further impresses thanks to an ultra-crisp 15.6-inch QHD 240Hz display which renders every frame in high clarity. The display uses an OLED panel with 100% DCI-P3 coverage, making every scene highly immersive. As an extra sweet cherry on top, the MSI Raider GE67HX is outfitted with a variety of I/O ports, including an SD express card reader slot, a Thunderbolt 4 port, and an HDMI slot with output support of 8k @60Hz, which is highly impressive.
Another area where the GE67HX retains its dominating status is in terms of performance. The MSI gaming laptop is powered by the latest Intel 12th Gen Core i9-12900HX processor based on the Intel 7 lithography. For the uninitiated, the latest Intel 12th Gen processors feature a hybrid design language that splits the total number of cores into Performance (P) and Efficiency (E) cores to deliver the best performance-per-watt based for the task at hand. The Intel Core i9-12900HX has 16-cores that are divided between 8 P-cores and 8 E-Cores. As a result, the MSI gaming laptop can easily deliver high performance and efficiency.
Paired with this high-performance processor is a similarly capable Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti, which is one of the most powerful laptop GPUs in the world. It comes with 16GB GDDR6 VRAM and uses the GA103S die based on Nvidia’s Ampere architecture. The laptop comes with the MSI Overboost Technology, which provides an extra bump to the CPU and the GPU. While operating in this mode, the Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti consumes a total of 165W power to deliver its maximum performance, which is one of the highest figures for a mobile GPU. The GE67HX 12UHS also features the MSI “GPU Switch” tech that enables the user to choose between discreet GPU mode for maximum graphics performance or Optimus mode to prioritize efficiency.
On top of that, the laptop also features four different usage profiles, including Extreme performance, Balanced, Silent, and Super battery life. Extreme performance, as its name suggests, uses the Turbo Boost setting to maximize the power output of the CPU and the GPU.
Aiding the capabilities of the CPU and the GPU is the latest DDR5 memory running at 4800MHz Quad-Channel mode for maximum performance. Meanwhile, two NVMe M.2 SSDs with PCIe Gen 4 support are taking care of the storage. A combination of these results in some of the highest benchmark figures (official numbers from MSI) ever seen on a laptop. Starting with the Cinebench R23 Multicore, the GE67HX 12UHS scores around 23000 in the test, which is an extremely high number. In terms of 3D Mark’s TimeSpy GPU benchmark, this MSI gaming laptop scores around 12782, which is again one of the best results for a laptop graphics chip.
Spectacular Cooling & Thunderous Audio
MSI’s patented Cooler Boost 5 technology keeps those powerful components cool, featuring larger fans and bigger heat pipes, which keeps the internal components working at their respective recommended operating temperatures in most use cases. For instance, the Intel 12th Gen Core i9-12900HX and the Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti powering the GE67HX 12UHS produces a ton of heat while gaming or other similarly demanding tasks. Thankfully, the cooling fans on the laptop keep the CPU and GPU temperature below 95 and 87 °C respectively, to prevent overheating. Furthermore, enabling the Cooler Boost during the GPU overclock significantly increases the power output and the overall performance of the laptop as well.
In addition to gaming, the GE67HX 12UHS leaves no stone unturned in other areas well. The laptop features a whopping 99.9 Wh battery, the legal flight limit for devices. Additionally, the laptop also features Duo Wave speakers designed by the Dynaudio system for an immersive sound experience. The device also supports Nahimic 3 Audio which further boosts its audio and voice performance. Nahimic Audio enables the highly immersive 7.1 surround sound experience, taking realism to the next level. Regarding connectivity, the MSI GE67HX 12UHS comes equipped with a comprehensive set – Ethernet E3100G with support for up to 2.5 GbE, Bluetooth v5.2, and Wi-Fi 6E AX1675.
As a result, this laptop is not just restricted to being a high-performance gaming device but can also function as an extremely capable entertainment and productivity machine as well. All these features make the MSI GE67HX 12UHS one of the best laptops money can buy. Anyone looking to get their hands on the powerful MSI gaming laptop can check out all the available offers here.