Despite their breathtaking performance, few gamers are interested in getting their hands on a latest generation graphics card from Nvidia, and for good reason, they are too powerful (and too expensive). Currently, no machine or game is capable of exploiting their maximum potential, but buying an RTX 4000 should be viewed as a long-term investment. For example, by acquiring this MSI Katana 15 with RTX 4060 at 1199.99 euros instead of 1449.90 euros at Cdiscount, you will have peace of mind for at least several years.
The first gaming laptops with an RTX 4000 mobile and its Ada Lovelace architecture were marketed a few weeks ago and the prices are stratospheric! More efficient than the RTX 3000 while being three times less energy-consuming, the new graphics cards from Nvidia will allow you to play any big AAA title, the most recent and those coming out in the next few years. This is particularly the case with this MSI Katana 15 equipped with an RTX 4060 which benefits from a reduction of 250 euros.
The MSI Katana 15 B12VFK-241XFR in a few points
- The RTX 4060 graphics card
- The native 144Hz refresh rate going up to 240Hz
- A profitable price in the long term
Instead of 1449.90 euros usually, then reduced to 1,399.99 euros, the MSI Katana 15 B12VFK-241XFR is now available on sale at 1199.99 euros at Cdiscount.
What the RTX 4060 mobile is really worth
Let’s go straight to what interests us about this MSI Katana designed for hardcore gamers: the graphics card. This configuration features a mobile RTX 4060, a high-end GPU for gaming or creative work. If its technical sheet announces only 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM (the RTX 3060 having 12 GB), the RTX 4060 mobile impresses with its performance equivalent to that of the RTX 3070 Ti.
Still, you can run any title with a good handful of FPS and with a TDP of just 105W, with the RTX 4000s requiring less power than previous generations. The RTX 4060 also allows you to take advantage of the new DLSS 3, currently only compatible with a handful of games, from the third generation of ray tracing and fifth-generation Max-Q technology. This MSI Katana is undoubtedly a good plan and allows as many people as possible to access the new Ada Lovelace architecture.
A warrior configuration for this MSI Katana
This MSI Katana has a 15.6-inch IPS panel in Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) capable of a high refresh rate of 144 Hz, an exemplary fluidity that the RTX 4060 should have no trouble achieving. The processor is an Intel Core i5-12450H equipped with 8 cores and 12 threads and capable of a frequency ranging from 2 GHz to 4.4 GHz. It is assisted by 16 GB of DDR5 RAM, knowing that this laptop can support 32 GB DDR5 RAM modules to reach a level of 64 GB.
Fluid multitasking is therefore at your fingertips, and there is already enough to do with 512 GB of storage provided by an M.2 NVMe SSD, knowing that a second slot is available. Connectivity includes a USB-C port, two USB-A Gen 3.2 ports, a USB-A Gen 2.0 port, an HDMI port and an RJ45 port. Windows is not included, so you will have to buy a license next. In short, this laptop is a good choice and with an additional investment, it can become even better.
Want a performance beast for gaming?
In order to compare the MSI Katana 15 B12VFK-241XFR with other products in the same category, we invite you now to consult our guide on the best gaming laptops of the moment.
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