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MSI Claw gets big performance boost thanks to BIOS and driver update

by on30 April 2024

Up to 150 percent boost

MSI had a rough time peddling the Intel-based Claw gaming handheld console mostly due to a high price and lackluster performance compared to similar AMD-based handheld consoles, but now it might get a chance with a recent 25 percent price cut and big performance BIOS and driver update, which boosted performance up to 150 percent.

As you probably know, MSI's Claw handheld is based on Intel's Meteor Lake CPU with Arc Alchemist GPU, which sounds great on paper but had a tough battle with AMD's RDNA 3 GPU. The latest BIOS update, version 106, fixes some previous issues, including a requirement to use a USB flash driver for BIOS updates, as well as some other fixes. More importantly, it brings the new Intel 101.5445 driver update, which delivers impressive performance gains in an extensive list of DX11 games, with some games being boosted by up to 150 percent.

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According to MSI, the Claw is now capable of delivering "smooth play" in over 100 most popular games on Steam. MSI also released its own recommended game settings that should be used in most games. Let us know if you had a chance to run the performance update through its paces.

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