MSI Pascal Gaming Laptops Taipei Event Round-Up
John Williamson / 2 years ago
After a long flight home totalling around 20 hours, I thought a brief round-up of MSI’s Taipei press briefing would be beneficial. The event revolved around a number of new additions to the company’s gaming laptop range as well as improvements to the cooling hardware, audio circuitry and display technologies. While there wasn’t anything unexpected, the performance of NVIDIA’s Pascal mobile chips speak for themselves and deserve a great deal of attention. Unlike the previous generation offerings, they’re able to compete surprisingly well with the desktop versions and could dawn in a new era of high-performance portable gaming.
However, my only concern is the price point and ease of upgrades which may still make the desktop a better option for the long-term. Whatever the case, the future is interesting and I cannot wait to get my hands on MSI’s new gaming laptop range. Here is the official press release just in case I’ve missed out any key details about the launch:
MSI GT73VR Titan SLI: Great gaming platform with fastest 120Hz/5ms display
The latest 17.3” mobile SLI powerhouse, the MSI GT73VR Titan SLI supports dual GeForce® GTX 1070 SLI graphics, also have single GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics model for extreme gaming. Remarkable graphics power makes the GT73VR Titan SLI a powerful VR gaming laptop as well as an awesome machine to play games at 4K settings under 3-monitor Surround View Mode. Furthermore, GT73VR Titan series is the world’s 1st one comes with 120Hz/5ms display of Full HD resolution, this panel also presents 94%NTSC color range and 100%sRGB color calibration with more vivid color present for gamers’ eagle eyes.
The “Cooler Boost Titan” cooling design is the key for the extreme SLI graphics platform. It also has dual powerful Whirlwind blade fans with 29 ultra slim blades and 10~12 heatpipes depend on different models. This is the best design for single GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics or dual GeForce® GTX 1070 SLI graphics for extreme gaming experience. It’s also overclockable with its own Turbo Mode for models that are powered by the Intel® Core i7 6820HK processor, unlocking the highest level of performance matched only by MSI’s finest cooling design to date – not to mention with lower power consumptions.
The Dynaudio speakers on the GT73VR Titan are something to be experienced to appreciate. No matter if it’s games, music, or even action movies, the GT73 is capable of a maximum 102dBA volume at user position, with better sound stage and more detail, allowing you to delve deeper into your own world.
MSI GT72VR Dominator and GT62VR Dominator: the enthusiast gaming platform
The latest MSI GT72VR Dominator and GT62VR Dominator series introduces “Cooler Boost 4” that supports the latest GeForce® GTX 1070 graphics, and also the GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics for smooth VR experience with HTC VIVE Optimized performance.
With Sound by Dynaudio, Nahimic 2, and Audio Boost 2, the GT72VR and GT62VR Dominator series is embedded with an enhanced sound system.
In addition, the GT72VR Dominator is able to have optional with a 120Hz/5ms fastest mobile display with 100% sRGB coverage, or highest color range of 100% Adobe RGB ready of 4K IPS display. It gives gamers or game designers the truest of color reproductions, for work and for play. The GT62VR also available with a 4K display of 100% sRGB by True Color calibration. Both models come with one M.2 SSD for NVMe or SATA storage combo design, and one more port for HDD
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro: the World’s Thinnest 15.6” gaming notebook measuring 17.7mm heigh
Weighing just 1.9kg, MSI GS63VR Stealth is the World’s Thinnest 15“ gaming laptop that packs a powerful cooling system for GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics. Great computing performance and outstanding gaming features are packed into a 17.7mm ultra slim chassis, which is even slimmer than some Ultrabooks, but many times more powerful than many high spec notebooks.
The Cooler Boost Trinity on the GS63 consists of a total of 5 heatpipes and enhanced Whirlwind Blade fans for effective and silent heat dissipation. Moreover, the independent design of dual thermal modules make sure that the Core i7 6700HQ and GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics are well taken care of independently to ensure maximum gaming performance. With Steelseries keyboards and SteelSeries Engine 3, gamers could play games with their preset macro keys to win their games faster. ESS SABRE HiFi brings 24bit/192kHz Hi-Res Audio DAC that makes gamers have greater sound experience.
MSI GS73VR Stealth: lightest 4K slim gaming notebook
MSI GS73VR Stealth utilizes high density aluminum alloy to form the main body. The delicate brushed metal mixed with an elegant full-arc shape offers a new gaming style that’s hard to match. With mobile GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics and Cooler Boost Trinity cooling solution, the GS73VR Stealth reliably delivers stellar performance in the heat of battle. Moreover, it comes equipped with powerful gaming features, including SteelSeries gaming keyboard, SteelSeries Engine 3 software, True Color Technology, ESS SABRE HiFi Audio, Nahimic 2 Audio Enhancer and more, all in an ultra slim chassis
GE72VR and GE62VR series are also VR-Ready
High-performance gaming should not always come with a high price tag. This year, MSI has prepared the GE72VR and GE62VR Apache for the high-performance entertainment platform. As affordable gaming notebooks powered by GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics, the GE72VR and GE62VR Apache are designed with the latest Cooler Boost 4 powerful thermal design, with dual fan and 6 heatpipes to keep them cool and quiet when gaming.
The SHIFT function from Dragon Center control panel could set high-performance Core i7 CPU and GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics to keep them at the highest level of performance, which is a boost for gamers.
Meanwhile, Steelseries multi backlit keyboard, Nahimic 2 sound system with Dynaudio speakers, Killer LAN, Gamecaster live streaming software, and WTFast software are all equipped in the GE72VR and GE62VR Apache, offering you a higher level gaming experience.
Dragon Center with 1 Click-VR Ready
All the latest MSI Gaming notebooks will come built-in the latest MSI unique software, the “Dragon Center”. Not only is it useful for detailed hardware monitoring, but it also the best software to manage many of the unique features on MSI laptops. For example, SHIFT is now upgraded with 4/5 modes depending on your notebook’s models and combinations, while Fan Speed lets users manually control on the fan speed. Meanwhile, X-Boost enable faster access for SSDs, and editing True Color is also done here. Finally, “Dragon Center” lets users use their mobile phones to control or monitor your notebook’s status in real time.
Thank you MSI for inviting us to their conference.