MSI’s upcoming Titan 18 HX laptop may have the power to dominate the scene

PC brand MSI has a verifiable beast on its hands that we believe is shaping up to be its next flagship laptop: the Titan 18 HX.

The company originally unveiled the model in late December. Very little about the Titan 18 was revealed back then other than it would be “the world’s first laptop” housing an 18-inch 4K (3,840 x 2,400-pixel resolution) Mini LED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. But recently, a product listing was found on Chinese shopping platform JD.com which has been translated by news site VideoCardz. It says the computer will be available in two different versions: one with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card while the other has the GeForce RTX 4090. Both of these will apparently be powered by an Intel Core i9-14900HX CPU, a processor that isn’t even out yet. We only know it exists due to other leaks.

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Initial benchmark tests show the i9-14900HX is slightly more powerful than the current Intel Core i9-13900HX processor. However, VideoCardz claims the machine will come with a “new 270W TDP mode” to further boost hardware performance. The feature, according to the report, will stay within Intel’s MTP (Maximum Turbo Power) limits, allowing the processor to maintain “higher clock speeds for longer periods.”

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