MSI Updates Gaming Laptops with NVIDIA Pascal Graphics

Subject: Systems, Mobile | August 16, 2016 - 12:00 AM |
Tagged: pascal, nvidia, notebook, msi, GTX 1080, gtx 1070, gtx 1060, gaming laptop, gaming

MSI has updated their gaming notebook lineup with the new NVIDIA Pascal mobile GPUs, with the GTX 1080, GTX 1070, and GTX 1060 now available across the board. MSI says the new GPUs will provide up to 40% better performance than the company’s previous GT, GS, and GE models.

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“MSI’s GT83/73VR Titan series now showcases an even more commanding design with sports car inspired exhausts and MSI’s Cooler Boost Titan, featuring multiple exhausts and dual whirlwind blade fans to guarantee the best performance even under the most stress.  Available in 3 different sizes and 17 unique configurations, including with SLI graphics, 4K panels and Tobii’s eye-tracking technology, MSI’s GT series is the optimum laptop for serious gamers.”

Positioned at the top of the heap is the mighty Titan series, which naturally offers the highest possible specs for those who can afford the price tag.

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Notice anything about the top-end GT83 model in the chart above? The GT83VR Titan SLI indeed contains not one, but two NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics chips, making this $5099 gaming machine a monster of a system - though its 1080p screen real estate means a connected VR headset will be more likely to use all of that available GPU power.

Moving down to the GT72/GT62 series, we see a move to the GTX 1070 GPU accross the board:

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Next up is the GS73, which offers (in addition to Pascal graphics) MSI's "Cooler Boost Trinity", which is the company's advanced cooling system for thin notebook designs.

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“MSI’s redesigned GS73/63 VR Stealth Pro series now comes with MSI’s Cooler Boost Trinity, a temperature control system featuring three ultra-thin whirlwind blade fans, and a 5-pipe thermal design optimized for ultra-slim gaming notebooks.  Available in 17-inch, 15-inch, and 14-inch options, MSI’s GS series gives power mobile gaming a new meaning with the performance of larger systems while measuring less than 1-inch thick.”

The more modest GTX 1060 powers the <1 inch thick notebooks in the series, and both the GS73 and GS63 VR Stealth Pro are equipped with 4K resolution IPS screens (with the GS43VR Phantom Pro at 1080p).

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Next we have the VR Apache series, with another approach to cooling called "Cooler Boost 4":

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“MSI’s GE72/62 VR Apache series now features MSI’s Cooler Boost 4 technology, an enhanced cooling system with multiple exhausts to keep temperatures low even during the most headed battles.  Starting at $1,649, the VR-ready GE series comes in two different sizes and is the ideal unit for gaming enthusiast looking for a powerful and reliable unit.”

These lower-cost gaming machines are still equipped with Intel Core i7 processors, and offer GTX 1060 graphics for both models.

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As a very interesting addition to the news of these new laptops, MSI has also announced that select machines equipped with NVIDIA GTX 10 Series graphics will feature 120Hz IPS panels with a 5ms response time.

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We should have more imformation on availability soon.

Source: MSI

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August 16, 2016 | 02:46 AM - Posted by Fasic (not verified)

Dual 1080 on 1080p screen why? Just why? xD

2016 AAA games over 100fps on ultra xD...

August 16, 2016 | 09:31 AM - Posted by Aselwyn (not verified)

dock with larger monitors at home but still use the lower res screen for longer battery and if i am blind and can't use the 4k on the small laptop screen. they seem to come with both i would be planning to get the full 1080 screen over a 4k

August 16, 2016 | 05:15 AM - Posted by K0MEPCA (not verified)

Correct me if I'm wrong but dual 8GB graphics cards does NOT equal 16GB graphics buffer (at least if using SLI)

August 16, 2016 | 06:00 AM - Posted by forsakin89 (not verified)

well how will the 1060 compare to 970m , they have the same cuda cores number

August 17, 2016 | 08:11 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

970m is around the performance of a desktop 960.
The laptop 1060 seems to be around 3-7% slower than the desktop 970.

August 16, 2016 | 07:12 AM - Posted by David (not verified)

1080 SLI on a 1080P monitor that is probably only 60HZ? Even if its 144HZ, at least throw a 1440P screen in it!

August 16, 2016 | 12:49 PM - Posted by Ppo (not verified)

If asus can put a 4k 18.4 inch screen in their GX800VH why cant MSI especially with this kind of price.

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