MSI TITAN 18 HX product page goes live in China revealing key details
The TITAN 18 HX laptop represents the pinnacle of MSI’s feature set and performance in the enthusiast-class gaming laptop segment. The TITAN will offer powerful hardware, cutting-edge display technology and cooling. It will also feature the fastest Intel mobile processor and NVIDIA’s flagship RTX 40 graphics.
The upcoming MSI TITAN 18HX is set to be powered by the Intel 14th Gen Core-HX processor and will be equipped with either the GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop or RTX 4090 Laptop GPUs. Our sources indicate that the TITAN will feature a 24-core Core i9-14900HX processor, although MSI has not officially confirmed the name. What is confirmed though is that the processor is expected to achieve a boost clock of up to 5.8 GHz, surpassing the i9-13980HX by over 200 MHz.
The most interesting detail that was just revealed is the new 270W TDP mode for combined CPU and GPU power. In contrast to the previous TITAN’s 250W mode, this upgrade implies a 175W TGP for the graphics and a 95W boost for the CPU, a significant 40W increase from the default TDP. Importantly, this remains within the MTP (Maximum Turbo Power) limits set by Intel at 157W, but this will enable the CPU to sustain higher clock speeds for longer periods.
MSI has officially confirmed that the TITAN 18 HX will be accompanied by a 400W power supply, although no images are available. It can be reasonably assumed that the power supply will be sizable.
The new TITAN is to feature an 18 inch 4K+ display, where + stands for higher than 4K resolution of 3840×2400. This is a Mini-LED panel with 120Hz refresh rate, 1000 nits peak brightness and official VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification. Other notable features include a 6-speaker Dynaudio audio system and an RGB backlight mechanical keyboard by Cherry MX.
While pricing for the RTX 4080/4090 systems has not been disclosed, it’s anticipated to be well above $4,000. For context, the predecessor, based on the Core i9-13980HX Gen, was priced at $5,299 (4090) and $4,299 (4080) respectively.
|MSI TITAN 18 HX
|Intel Core i9-14900HX (up to 5.8 GHz) 24 cores, 32 threads
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (175W)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (175W)
|128 GB (4×32) DDR5 5600MHz
Upgradable to 192 GB (4x48GB)
|2 x 2 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
|18 UHD+ (3840 × 2400)
120Hz Mini LED Display
120 Hz Refresh Rate
|Display Peak Brightness
|1000 nits (HDR Capability VESA DisplayHDR 1000)
|Display Color Gamut
|Vapor Chamber design with 2x fans, 4x heatpipes
|2x Thunderbolt4, PCIe Gen5, WiFi7, SD-Card slot
|6x Speaker MSI Dynaudio 6 system