Taipei, Taiwan – MSI, the leading gaming notebook manufacturer and innovator, now launches its brand new GS40 Phantom series with Intel’s latest 6th generation Intel Core i7 Skylake processor for hardcore gamers. This latest 14” slim gaming notebook with enthusiast-grade GeForce GTX 970M graphics takes computing power to a whole new level while remaining ultra slim design and portability.
Skylake is codename of the brand new 14nm micro-architecture of Intel’s latest 6th generation processors. The Skylake platform requires lower power consumption but delivers better performance than before. CPU performance of i7 6700HQ is 20% faster than i7 4720HQ under average usage. It is also 50% faster than other U series Core i7 CPUs.
MSI ultra-mobile gaming GS40 Phantom series is surely the ideal choice for gamers who refuse to compromise. It combines powerful CPU and enthusiast-grade GeForce GTX 970M graphics into elegant brushed aluminum chassis, yet with only 19.5~21.8mm in height and 1.6kg in weight. This new series offers another option for demanding gamers who search for powerful gaming notebook with even smaller 14 inch dimension.
After upgrading the operating system to Windows 10, MSI fans may experience straight away the complete DirectX 12 extreme gaming effects. GS40 Phantom’s new Diamond Cut design on the side adds a stylish and chic impression. Several new MSI exclusive technologies are introduced in GS40, such as PCI-E Gen3 SSD, for boosting extreme read speeds up to 2200MB/s, DDR4-2133 memory up to 32GB for supreme data processing speed, The new standard of headset AMP with ESS SABRE HiFi Audio DAC, cutting-edge hardware design for lossless digital audio restoration, Killer Doubleshot with Killer Shield, for smoother online gaming experience and Nahimic Audio Enhancer, creating directional sound effects for true professional gamers.
As a pioneer in the notebook industry, MSI is the world's first notebook manufacturer to offer Intel Skylake platform. MSI is dedicated to transform its Gaming DNA into MSI exclusive technologies to create groundbreaking system performance and ultimate gaming experience for MSI fans. The brand new GS40 Phantom Series will surely win ultra-mobile gamer’s heart AGAIN.
MSI Exclusive / World's First Technologies
Enthusiast GeForce GTX 970M graphics
The GeForce GTX 970M takes advantage of NVIDIA Maxwell™ architecture to deliver unrivaled performance, advanced graphics technologies, and improved battery life. Now you can take on the most visually challenging games with fast, smooth gameplay at ultra-settings for higher resolution and DirectX 12 games.
Cooler Boost 3 – Keep Calm With Higher Performance
MSI exclusive Cooler Boost 3 technology creates dual thermal modules internally by allocating dedicated heat pipes for GPU and CPU. A total of 5 heat pipes and dual fans actively and effectively push heat out of the system, resulting in better cooling effects on this incredible slim and light GS40 gaming notebook.
PCI-E Gen3 SSD – Load Games in Seconds
Get in the game before everyone else with the latest PCI-E Gen 3.0 x4 bandwidth utilizing NVMe technology on single M.2 SSD. Harness the full performance potential of the Gen 3.0 SSD through the optimization of the hardware and software outputting extreme read speeds up to 2200MB/s, 5x faster than SATA3 SSD’s.
Latest architecture DDR4-2133 Memory Support
Get the best possible performance out of your notebook with support of the advanced DDR4-2133 memory, achieving over 2.9GB/s in reading speed and 3.5GB/s in writing. With over 30% faster performance than previous generations DDR3-1600, DDR4-2133 is the new laptop standard to take your extreme gaming experience to the next level.
Super Port – One Port for Everything
Whatever you need, you can get it done with just one Super Port. Transfer massive files faster than ever with up to 1000MB/s transfer rates. Get more pixel power supporting dual 4K displays and extend your field of view with daisy chain capabilities. Even charge your phones, tablet and any device faster on-the-go or at home (support up to 3A current).
*Available on GS60 series only
Keyboard by SteelSeries – Gain Full Command
Every hardware detail of this keyboard is calculated and especially designed for professional gamers’ needs. Better responsive and tactile feedback, optimum WASD zone and support of multi-key inputs are all for gamers to gain full command over gaming missions.
SteelSeries Engine 3 (SSE3) – Target, Position, Aim and Fire
During gameplay, SteelSeries Engines 3 serves as your firearm. With SSE3, you get to suit up your weapon with cool look by lightening it up with multiple backlit colors, transform your keyboard into a high technology firearm by setting up several keys into one key command and cloud syncing all SteelSeries gears together.
ESS SABRE HiFi Audio DAC – Evolve Details You Hear
Push the limits of your audio peripherals and hear the difference when you jack into the SABRE Audio DAC. Discover new details that you’ve been missing or maintain the upper-hand in competitive FPS matches where every bit of sound counts.
Nahimic Audio Enhancer
The military knows the importance of how sound can change rules of war. It is the only reason for the French army to adopt Nahimic Technology into its fighting aircraft training simulators. Directional sound effects and crystal clear dialogue during a mission are two critical elements. Now, you get to enjoy a whole new audio experience and dominate your gaming battlefield with this true military technology application.
SOUND by DYNAUDIO
True speakers designed by the world’s leading speaker manufacturer Dynaudio are embedded onto MSI GS40 Phantom. Dynaudio delivers an authentic sound experience by boosting power amplitude 50% more than the previous generation, meaning a volume increase over 10dBA than others.
True Color Technology – Always Ahead of Your Enemies
Vision and sound are the most important two factors in this field. You now get to see clearer than your enemies to always get one step ahead of the rest.
*Besides Gaming Mode, True Color Technology also offers prefect color accuracy for 5 more scenarios.
Killer DoubleShot Pro – Protecting Your Ping
Stop losing games to lag with Killer DoubleShot Pro. Protect and prioritize networking traffic while preventing lag spikes so you can game without fear and play at your best. Select programs you want your network to prioritize to ensure maximum bandwidth and track your speeds with the easy-to-use Killer Networking Manager.
*Available on GT and GS series only
Killer Shield – Smoother Gameplay
One more protection for smoother uploads and download processes. Less pin rate floating reassures more fluent gameplays.
XSplit Gamecaster Version 2 – Become A Professional Streamer
Get super professional live streams going by blending into the background with the Chroma Key function introduced in XSplit Gamecaster Version 2. Record your gameplays and broadcast it live to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and etc.. You may also edit gameplay videos directly on this app. It's simple, easy to use and ideal for sharing your gameplay with friends, family or the world - or for capturing those perfect gaming moments, just for the heck of it.
What's more exciting is that MSI extends premium license from 6 to 12 months. Now you get to explore and enjoy becoming a true professional streamer for a whole year for FREE."