MSI Makes Desktop Gaming Graphics Mobile with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPU

Subject: Mobile | September 22, 2015 - 02:57 PM |
Tagged: msi, GTX 980M, GT72 Dominator Pro

It will cost you a pretty penny to pick up but if you are a laptop gamer the new MSI GT72 Dominator Pro is going to tempt you.  The laptop contains the mobile GTX 980 which Ryan recently covered, powerful enough to make G-SYNC run smoothly as well as offering support for sending 4K video. The actual notebook display is 1080p, sufficient for mobile gaming but you will want to invest in a serious 4K HDMI monitor to game on when you are at home. The PR is below and you can read more about the options and models straight from MSI right here.

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City of Industry, Calif. – Sept 22, 2015 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, celebrates its 29th anniversary, presenting the availability of its flagship gaming notebook, the GT72 Dominator Pro, with NVIDIA’s most advanced and highest performance GPU, the GeForce GTX 980.

Designed to bring desktop gaming graphics to a notebook, NVIDIA’s latest GeForce GTX GPU runs all 2048 cores at full clocks and full performance, resulting in the most immersive experience available. NVIDIA’s newest GPU is also built for overclocking and virtual reality, with NVIDIA Maxwell architecture and loaded with NVIDIA GameWorks VR Technologies for blistering fast and highly responsive VR graphics. 3D Mark 11 performance, when over-clocking, is expected to reach over P14,500 points, which is as powerful as that of desktops with GTX980 graphics. MSI fans may experience smoother DirectX 12 extreme gaming effects on Windows 10 for enhanced image quality and details with 3K or even 4K resolutions.

“The combination of NVIDIA’s latest GPU and the cutting edge components inside the GT72 Dominator Pro will astound even the most serious desktop gamers,” says Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America. “The GT72 Dominator has always been a mobile gaming beast, and now the beast is even more powerful.”

MSI’s refreshed GT72 Dominator Pro armed with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPU is ready to shatter records with Intel’s latest Core i7 processor, up to 32 GBs of DDR4 RAM, Killer Gaming Network Connectivity, and more. In additional, it enjoys NVIDIA’s BatteryBoost technology for longer battery life, NVIDIA’s Optimus technology that optimizes notebook performance, and a vast array of other features such as G-SYNC and Surround gameplay technology.

Source: MSI

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September 22, 2015 | 03:12 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

2-3hr battery life

September 22, 2015 | 05:07 PM - Posted by anonymous (not verified)

If your web-browsing. It will be 30min to 1hr max if your gaming.

September 22, 2015 | 06:08 PM - Posted by kent1146

Come on now. Nobody games on battery, because of throttling.

Even when you manually set both CPU + GPU to "Max Performance" on battery, a lot of hardware will still run at throttled speeds. A lot of laptop batteries just can't keep up with the 100+ watts of discharge that fully ramped up gaming-grade hardware demands, and will only operate at full performance when plugged into AC power.

September 22, 2015 | 08:02 PM - Posted by anonymous (not verified)

These are sold as laptops not outlet finders.

Takes the mobility out of the mobile gaming laptop and makes them portable long enough from outlet until you find another outlet.

They should also come with a portable table stand so you don't fry your nutz off with all the heat.

September 23, 2015 | 02:28 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

i wouldn't mind having a 17 inch or larger laptop as a desktop replacement. For highly portable, I would generally use a phone or tablet anyway. The problem is, 17 inch laptops do not usually come with the latest and greatest screens. You can get a really high-end and/or 4k screen for 15 inch models since they are so much more common. It seems like they could still make it quite thin with the larger size and modern components (m.2 SSDs, no optical drive, etc.).

September 23, 2015 | 09:09 AM - Posted by funandjam

Then a thin-n-light laptop with a good CPU and TB3 along with a external GPU box would be just right for you. You take your laptop with you to do some real productivity on it and not just some wimpy tablet experience, then you dock it to the eGPU and your high res monitor setup when you get home, no need for multiple devices.
That is when TB3 becomes more widely used and we actually start seeing eGPU boxes on sale.

September 23, 2015 | 06:18 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The eGPU boxes are really expensive though. You need a separate case with ~300 Watt power supply to support a high-end GPU. If you are not going to have a desktop PC at all, then I guess it may become economical. You really don't need that much CPU power for gaming though, so it probably still makes more sense to just have a gaming PC that can be used independently of your laptop.

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