MSI Claw 8 AI+: First Gaming Handheld with Lunar Lake Core Ultra

MSI Claw 8 AI+: First Gaming Handheld with Lunar Lake Core Ultra

MSI Claw 8 AI+ gaming handheld is rumored to feature a larger 8″ display and the Intel Core Ultra 200 Lunar Lake chip. Additionally, it reportedly will have improved battery life according to the leak.

Enhanced AI Performance

The Claw 8 AI+ is expected to deliver over ten times the AI performance of its predecessor, the Claw A1M. Tipster @momomo_us revealed this information on X (formerly Twitter), also mentioning that the new handheld will include a Thunderbolt 4 Type-C port, enhanced LB/RB buttons, and a lighter AC power adapter.

Special Edition Collaboration

MSI has apparently teamed up with Bethesda to create a Fallout-themed special edition of the MSI Claw. This edition is said to come with a slightly smaller 7″ FHD display and feature a design inspired by the vault, Pip-Boy, and other elements from the Fallout series. It's unclear if this will be a rebranded version of the existing MSI Claw A1M or a variant of the Claw 8 AI+.

Upcoming Release

The Lunar Lake series chip might debut in Q3 2024. The Claw AI+ with this new chip is anticipated to be a formidable rival to the ROG Alley X, which is powered by the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor and sports a smaller 7″ display.

MSI has incorporated the term AI in the product name, suggesting potential advantages in gaming performance. The forthcoming Core Ultra 200 chipset is projected to deliver over 100 TOPS in AI performance, a significant leap from the AI capabilities of the current Meteor Lake series chips in the Claw A1M.

The GPU in the Core Ultra 200 series will likely feature the new Battlemage GPU architecture, expected to enhance the gaming experience compared to the current generation.


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