Following the recent introduction of the Bravo family, MSI has released three new gaming laptops that rely solely on AMD components for the CPU and GPU. In addition to the updated Alpha series, the Delta 15 is also a completely new model among gaming laptops. Ryzen 5000H and RX-6000M GPUs are available.
Laptops with AMD chipsets will be more at MSI
After MSI announced the first Bravo family gamer notebook with the new AMD Ryzen 5000H series mobile processors as an update to the Bravo 15 2021 a good week ago, the Alpha 15 is the true “AMD Advantage Edition” of their notebooks. . Gaming machines, like the latest 17-inch Alpha 17 model, came in the form of new processors and dedicated graphics cards with AMD’s RDNA-2 architecture.
Radeon RX 6700M is available for the first time in a lightweight Delta 15
The now-secret spearhead, however, is the 15-inch Delta 15 laptop, which is particularly suitable for portable use thanks to its relatively low weight of 1.9kg and compact dimensions of 357 x 247 x 19mm (L x W x H). The current Alpha is the same as the current Alpha models with the addition of “AMD Advantage Edition”.
Housed in a 15-inch flat aluminum body for a gaming laptop with AMD components, the Ryzen 9 5900HX is currently one of AMD’s fastest laptop CPUs with eight cores and a 45W TDP. The real advantage However, it is a dedicated graphics card solution in the form of the Radeon RX 6700M with Navi-22 GPU and 10 GB of VRAM, which celebrates the first in the MSI Delta 15. With up to 135 watts, the second mobile graphics card in the range it can’t consume as much as the Radeon RX 6800M, which has an identical GPU but has more graphics memory – 16GB. The smaller RX 6700M chip can still hit 2300 MHz in games despite power consumption restrictions.
The Delta 15 also has a Full HD display, which is faster than before in the AMD laptop generation, with a fast 240Hz refresh rate. RAM can be in two standard SO-DIMM slots. Modules up to DDR4-3,200 are supported, with a maximum of 64GB possible. There are two high-capacity storage slots for the M.2 SSD, each with four PCIe 3.0 lanes. The manufacturer does not currently advertise the capacity of the pre-installed drive.
USB-C with DisplayPort output and Wi-Fi 6E
The interfaces shown include a total of four USB ports, two of which are implemented via Type-C and Type-A plugs. Additionally, one Type-C port can be used as a DisplayPort for an external monitor. All of them master the transmission of the USB 3.2 Gen2 standard at a speed of 10 Gbit / s. There is also an HDMI output to output 4K / 60 image signals. Connection to networks is via the latest generation WLAN module, which supports the Wi-Fi 6E standard and Bluetooth 5.2 (Intel AX210).
MSI Alpha 15/17 AMD Advantage Edition with Cezanne and RX 6600M
The 15-inch Alpha 15 and the larger 17-inch Alpha 17 in the AMD Advantage Edition will have an eight-core Ryzen 5000H series processor (tested), specifically the successor to the Ryzen 7 4800H installed so far (Renoir), the Ryzen 7 5800H processor (Ceyzanne). ) with 8 cores, 3 cores and 16 threads at a maximum turbo frequency of 4.4 GHz, including the Vega8 GPU.
The fast CPU always supports 16GB of ex Works DDR4-3200 RAM, which can be expanded up to 64GB in the form of SO-DIMMs. There are two M.2 hard drive slots, each connected by four PCIe 3.0 cables.
Radeon RX 6600M carries 8 GB of VRAM
In addition to CPU or CPU upgrade, the AMD Advantage Edition 2021 Alpha product line, unlike the Bravo series, is also upgraded with a dedicated graphics card. The pre-installed Radeon RX 5600M has been replaced by the modern Radeon RX 6600M based on the Navi-23 GPU with RDNA2 architecture. In addition to more shaders, there is also an increase in VRAM to 8 GB instead of the previous 6 GB. The feature set also includes AMD Smart Shift and SAM.
Slimmer body without weight gain.
The Alpha 15 and 17 share another innovation, because MSI has provided both notebooks with a modified chassis where a more powerful cooling solution tailored to the components gets the job done. The Alpha 15 measures 359 x 259 x 23.95mm (W x D x H), the 17 ” Brother 398 x 273 x 24.2mm (W x D x H). This means that both notebooks have reduced their height by about 3 and 4 mm respectively, without the change having a positive effect on weight as well. It is maintained at 2.4 kg (Alpha 15) and 2.6 kg (Alpha 17).
Full HD screen remains at 144Hz
Other features of the 2021 generation are almost identical to those of the previous generation. The screen can still display 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (Full HD) with a 16: 9 aspect ratio with a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz. The Realtek RTL8111HS-CG Gigabit LAN plus Wi-Fi 6 (formerly IEEE 802.11ax), Bluetooth 5 and Nahimic 3 audio solution, providing 2 x 2W power output, are also part of the family equipment of the previous series. . There is also a USB Type-C port according to the standard 3.2 Gen1 (5 Gb / s), which can also be used as a DisplayPort, a USB Type A (USB 3.2 Gen1) port with 5 Gb / s, HDMI output and the front camera remains unchanged at 720p.
So far, MSI hasn’t revealed pricing for the new Delta 15 or two updated Alpha devices. The manufacturer has not yet announced the deadline for the start of sales.
Details on the Alpha 15 pre-production model in the forum
the user “Jane Leggy” A pre-production model of the MSI Alpha 15 has been available for testing in the last four weeks, which has also established the first performance values. Summarize more knowledge, experiences and facts about the inner workings of the forum post.