MSI Handheld Specifications Leaked; Will Feature Up To 32 GB Of Memory

The device is set to be revealed at CES 2024.

Story Highlights

  • MSI Handheld hardware specifications have leaked online following the official teaser.
  • The MSI Claw will feature up to 32 GB of memory, 16 Cores, and Arc Graphics SoC.
  • MSI will officially reveal the device at CES 2024 next week.

Not long after the official teaser, full specifications for the MSI Handheld have leaked online with the device featuring up to 32 GB of memory. According to the leak, the device will be powered by Intel’s Core Ultra 7 155H based on the Meteor Lake architecture with a total of 16 cores split into two clusters of 6 and 10 cores; the second cluster is split into 8 Efficient & 2 Low Power Efficient Cores. In addition, the CPU will have 22 threads.

In comparison to what the Ryzen Z1 Extreme offers, the MSI handheld has a Core Ultra 7 155H which gives it a prominent advantage in terms of raw power. According to the CPU manufacturer’s official website, the processor’s base power is stated to be 28W with a Maximum Turbo Power of 115W. Moving on, the Claw will incorporate Intel’s Arc Graphics SoC which comprises 8 Xe-Cores clocked at 2.25 GHz.

Handhelds have received a staggering boost in popularity ever since the Nintendo Switch arrived on the scene.  Its hybrid nature as both a portable gaming device and a home console combined with the degree of power it packed unveiled a new realm of possibilities to companies and consumers alike. After all, this was unlike anything the PSP, NDS, or the PSVITA brought to the table.

MSI Handheld Specifications
MSI Handheld Specifications

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Since then, various companies have attempted to enter this space including Valve, Asus, and Lenovo. Valve’s Steam Deck took everything that the Switch did and elevated it. A handheld gaming computer capable of running a user’s Steam Library on the go in addition to its ability to emulate changed the landscape.

The new MSI handheld is set to be officially revealed at CES 2024 next week. While this configuration leak may have taken away from the excitement and shock factor for fans, it shouldn’t prove to be too detrimental in the grand scheme. 

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