As a time-honoured brand in the gaming industry, MSI has accumulated more than ten years of experience and a good reputation in the research and development of related products. Taking gaming laptops as an example, a wide and diverse product line follows the needs of today’s consumers. With different functional positioning, the most well-known MSI GS series is a masterpiece that achieves the ultimate balance between “performance” and “slim design”. The tonality of high-end business makes it difficult to perceive visually that this is an extremely powerful gaming machine!
In terms of appearance, the MSI Stealth GS77 continues the design spindle of the previous “Slim Black Soul”. The entire machine shell is made of metal matte material. The body lines are also more visually slender through more obvious edges and corners. The designed screen hinges are also different from the common ones placed on the left and right sides, and the recognizability can be said to be quite high.
Of course, the upgrade of the internal hardware is definitely the core highlight of the MSI Stealth GS77. The 12th generation Intel Core i9-12900H processor is one of the best computing performance options in gaming laptops at this stage, and the discrete graphics card is also equipped with the top-spec NVIDIA GeForce. The RTX 3080 Ti notebook GPU has a performance comparable to that of a desktop host, and it is amazing that such powerful performance is integrated into a slim body with a thickness of about 20 mm and a weight of about 2.8 kg, which is equivalent to using Take the workstation-class performance with you.
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MSI Stealth GS77 Features Sneak Peek
Powered by the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H processor
With NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 16GB GDDR6 laptop GPU
Equipped with SteelSeries single-key RGB full-color backlit keyboard
Equipped with Dynaudio dual-sound single woofer
Equipped with an HD webcam that supports infrared facial recognition technology
Built-in Killer Wi-Fi 6E wireless network with Bluetooth 5.2 specification
Consistently slim and low-key, but more recognizable
The brand-new MSI Stealth GS77 continues the series’ low-key and not overly exaggerated design concept. The shell made of metal material adds a delicate matte finish, which is not only resistant to fingerprints but also successfully improves the visual texture and touch feel. It is said to be both practical and beautiful. In addition, the classic Dragon Soul shield emblem on the upper cover of the fuselage also maintains the previous monochrome line draft method, which makes the GS77 lack the dazzling RGB lighting effects and muscle lines that are common in general gaming laptops. At first glance, I thought it was a Taiwanese business. type laptop.
Compared with the previous generation, the MSI Stealth GS77 has been adjusted in many details, such as the unibody body is trimmed with more angular trims at the corners, making the whole machine look slimmer, and the 17.3-inch display is also equipped with The redesigned hinge improves the sturdiness and at the same time changes the layout of the left and right sides to the centre design, which not only makes the vision more concise and neat but also makes the body more “dynamic” when the top cover is opened.
In terms of display specifications, the MSI Stealth GS77 tested this time is equipped with a 4K UHD ultra-high-resolution IPS-level panel and has a gaming-level update rate of 120Hz, which satisfies the smoothness of the picture under high picture quality. The colour effect and contrast are also excellent. Users can even switch and adjust different colour rendering modes through the built-in MSI True Color software tool of the notebook to meet the user’s customized needs.
In terms of I/O port configuration that many people care about, the MSI Stealth GS77 offers a variety of complete specifications, including USB 3.2 Gen2 A, USB 3.2 Gen2 C, Thunderbolt 4 ports, SD card reader, HDMI 2.1 and RJ-45 ports… etc., and adopting a three-sided layout, in actual use, there is more space to connect external devices, such as the frequently used video output and network ports are arranged at the rear of the fuselage, the whole line will be more convenient.
Assemble the current top specifications, excellent performance and good portability
As the representative of the thin and light flagship in the MSI gaming notebook family, the Stealth GS77 will naturally not disappoint everyone in terms of specifications and configuration. The processor is equipped with the 12th generation Intel Core H45 standard pressure processor. The Stealth GS77 tested this time is configured to Intel Core i9-12900H, the specifications of the current notebook platform can be said to be one of the best, in addition, the discrete graphics card that is very important to the gaming experience is also equipped with the top-spec NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti notebook GPU, the largest TGP Up to 105W, it can meet the high configuration requirements of 3A masterpieces.
The MSI Stealth GS77 also supports DDR5-4800 memory and can be expanded up to 64 GB. It also has two PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD slots, which greatly contributes to the overall performance improvement. In the following paragraphs, the author will sort out the key specifications of the MSI Stealth GS77 and the actual measurement results of various types of benchmarking tools for your reference.
Game performance test
According to the usual practice, we also actually used the MSI Stealth GS77 to run 3A-level game masterpieces to verify the performance of the game experience. The author chose three games this time and measured the real-time ray tracing project to be turned off/on at different resolutions (if adjustable). Running FPS difference as a reference.
MSI Center combines completeness and ease of use, meeting the actual needs of players
In addition to its excellent hardware specifications, MSI Stealth GS77 also provides super-complete built-in system tools to assist users in understanding the operating status of the system and adjusting various functions, the most important of which is the MSI Pen The “standard” MSI Center is a one-stop design that integrates functions such as system resource monitoring, performance optimization, and switching of common options. The modular design also allows users to choose the functions they want to install and use.
In addition, the colour rendering mode of the display and auxiliary tools can also be controlled through MSI True Color, and the familiar sound enhancement tool Nahimic can also provide adjustment functions for speaker/headphone sound and microphone radio.
Summary: The top attack option in the “Crossover” laptop! One machine for productivity and entertainment
As we all know, the MSI gaming laptop family not only has a variety of products but also has significant differences in positioning. Gaming laptops have also undergone changes under the development strategies of different series branches. Among them, the GS series, which mainly promotes lightness and portability, has evolved from the earlier “pure gaming lineage” to the current “professional business” new look, but the only constant. Yes, the hardware specification is still at a solid gaming level, such as the MSI Stealth GS77 measured this time, the hardware configuration is indeed quite satisfactory! Needless to say, the golden combination of the 12th generation Intel Core i9-12900H standard pressure processor + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti notebook GPU, it also supports DDR5-4800 memory and PCIe Gen4 SSD, which can provide gamers Bringing stable overall performance, the previous performance benchmark results are enough to prove it.
In addition to excellent performance, the built-in 17.3-inch large display of the MSI Stealth GS77 also brings more stunning visual performance. The top-of-the-line 4K UHD resolution and 120Hz gaming-level update rate make the top performance more vivid. For more and more 3A-level masterpieces that support real-time ray tracing, MSI Stealth GS77 not only allows gamers to enjoy the highest level of picture quality but also takes into account the smooth running of the picture. Miniaturize the body and get rid of the bulky feeling common to medium and large notebooks.
Unlike some laptops on the market that claim to be “crossovers”, their performance and professional image are not in place, the MSI Stealth GS77 is undoubtedly a “top” option that can satisfy top-tier users, truly allowing you to take the top-level performance with you. Take it with you.
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Title: Review of the MSI Stealth GS77: Slim, compact, and powerful, this gaming laptop can easily go from gaming to work.