MSI Claw | New portable console will have Intel Core Ultra 7 CPU

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After MSI revealed that it is working on a portable video game about to be announced at CES 2024, several informants leaked the manufacturer’s new console, the MSI Claw. The model, which is reminiscent of the recent ROG Ally and Legion GO, will be equipped with an Intel Core Ultra 7 processor from the Meteor Lake family and promises to deliver a lot of performance.

First, the famous informant wxnod revealed on his account on The look is very similar to the ROG laptop and although it is a bit reminiscent of the Legion GO, it works with a more pulsating gamer aesthetic.

After that, it was insider Olrak29_’s turn to publish a series of leaked benchmarks of the console, which gave clues about its specifications. In terms of processor, MSI inserted an Intel Core Ultra 7 155H with 16 hybrid cores and a maximum frequency of 4.8 Ghz, which has an Intel Arc LPG graphics card with 8 CUs (Computer Units). The version shown has 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, but the manufacturer is likely to offer 16 GB variants to reduce the price.

Claw’s high performance

The Geekbench leak showed an overall performance of 2,403 points in single-core and 11,543 points in multi-core. This is a number very close to what we see in the ROG Ally, practically creating a technical tie between the two. Possibly, the performance should be similar to that of the Legion GO, as the ASUS and Lenovo consoles use the same processor.

Speaking of which, this is an interesting move on MSI’s part. While the two other manufacturers use AMD’s robust Ryzen Z1 Extreme chip, the Taiwanese brand goes against the market and invests in the newcomer Intel Core Ultra. Based on recent news about the performance of the GPUs that power these processors, it looks like the hardware world has a heated battle ahead.

The MSI Claw should be formally announced next week, during CES 2024. There is still no information on price or availability of the product.

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