MSI give the GT70 and GT60 notebooks the GTX 680M
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
MSI has updated its infamous GT70 and GT60 gaming notebooks to include the best Nvidia mobile GPU currently on offer. The GT70 and GT60 gaming notebooks are now available with the high performance GTX 680M graphics card that is capable of an impressive P24000 in 3D Mark Vantage.
The GTX 680M card, based off Nvidia’s 28nm Kepler architecture, offers substantially more performance than the last generation flagship, the GTX 580M, whilst being more power efficient. In 3D Mark 11 it offers as much as 80% more performance, whilst packing 1344 CUDA cores this card is the mobile equivalent of the GTX 670, except with lower clock speeds in order to tame power consumption.
MSI have equipped Intel’s latest 3rd generation Ivy Bridge mobile CPUs to ensure you have the CPU firepower to match the GTX 680M graphics. Nvidia Optimus technology is also equipped for dynamic switching between the Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics and GTX 680M to ensure maximum battery life.
The GT70 and GT60 both get the option of MSI’s SuperRAID implementation with features two mSATA SATA III 128GB SSDs in RAID configuration with read speeds of up to 900MB/s. There is also a 750GB 2.5″ slim hard drive available for additional storage options.
Surprisingly, MSI have also managed to squeeze in a networking card for these gaming notebooks. The E2200 Killer network card is the implementation of choice for both gaming laptops allowing for packet and latency prioritization to make sure your gameplay experience is never interrupted by network priority issues.
To top things off MSI have added a non-glare Full HD LED backlit display, an exclusive SteelSeries keyboard and DynAudio speakers backed with THX TruStudioPro surround sound firmware.