It looks like the MSI “Dragon” gaming handheld is powered by Intel

Does MSI’s “Dragon” Handheld have Intel Inside?

Earlier today MSI teased a new PC gaming handheld. MSI told us to expect to see a “whole new breed of Dragon” at CES 2024, and now it looks like Intel is powering this new handheld device.

Intel’s Gaming Twitter/X account has posted below MSI’s reveal, teasing their involvement when creating the device. Let’s face it, Intel are not going to post like this below an AMD-powered gaming device. MSI’s “Dragon” handheld has to be Intel-powered.

The new “Dragon” handheld from MSI likely utilises a Intel Meteor Lake mobile processor. These processors feature Intel Xe graphics, and supports Intel’s XeSS upscaling technology. It is said to deliver gamers a 2x increase in performance-per-watt over Intel’s last-generation of integrated graphics, which is great news for low-powered handheld gaming devices.

Currently, most PC gaming handheld utilise AMD processors. ASUS’ ROG Ally and Lenovo’s Legion GO both use AMD Ryzen Z1 series CPUs. Valve’s Steam Deck handheld also utilise custom AMD processors. It looks like MSI will be the first major PC manufacturer to create a PC gaming handheld with an Intel processor. AMD VS Intel is entering the handheld gaming space.

Both AMD and Intel are working to create CPUs with the best integrated graphics processors. This is not just to compete with each other within the mobile gaming space, but also to compete with Apple’s M-series processors and to push Nvidia out of the low-end GPU market. This competition is great news for gamers, as it has created an ecosystem where PC gaming handhelds can flourish.

OC3D will be meeting with MSI at Computex, and we look forward to seeing MSI’s “Dragon” gaming handheld. We also look forward to seeing how well it plays modern PC games.

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