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MSI's GT780GX Laptop Rumored to Pack a 4GHz Intel CPU

By - Source: Notebook Italia | B 28 comments

A beefy follow-on to the GT780DX.

It's been a very mobile-mad couple of months. Things were just dying down from the smartphone, tablet, and ultrabook fest that was CES 2012 when Mobile World Congress kicked off in Barcelona, bringing with it a deluge of mobile devices, processors and related hardware for us to obsess over. For those of you that have had your fill of Tegra 3, Android, and touchscreens for the time being, we've got a lovely little tidbit of news on MSI's GT780 GX laptop.

Alleged specs for MSI's as yet unannounced GT780 GX have surfaced and they're pretty tantalizing. Notebook Italia reports that the heart that beast inside of this laptop is Intel's Core i7 Extreme Edition 2920XM CPU clocked to 4.16GHz thanks to a unique partnership of Turbo Mode and a new heat sink dubbed Cooler Boost. Processor aside, you're looking at a 17.3-inch 1600x900 display (or the choice to go 1920x1080), a whopping 16GB of DDR3, an Nvidia GeForce GTX570M GPU with 3GB of GDDR5 memory onboard, two 7200 RPM 750GB HHDs, USB 3.0, eSATA, HDMI and VGA, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, WiFi, Bluetooth, DVD or Bluray, THX audio, and backlit keyboard.

Though Notebook Italia was able to provide us with this treasure trove of information, sadly none of it included a price or a release date. Still, there's always tomorrow. 

(via Engadget)

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    maxinexus , March 6, 2012 5:12 PM
    Too bad that it is a rumor
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    upgrade_1977 , March 6, 2012 5:15 PM
    3gb vram, sweet!! Finally a laptop that can replace a desktop. If it's under $1500 I might be interested, but i'm thinking it's gonna be in the $4000 - $5000 range. Guess just have to wait and see. Definitely have to go with the 1080p screen for sure. Going with anything else doesn't make sense. Now if only it has 3 monitor outputs for 3d surround, that would be awesome.
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    captaincharisma , March 6, 2012 5:25 PM
    do it MSI. i love my i3 MSI laptop. the best part about MSI laptop is there is very little crap ware pre-installed on it plus they give you a copy of Norton but let you choose whether you want to install it or not.
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    warezme , March 6, 2012 5:28 PM
    the only thing that interested me was the new cooler.
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    danwat1234 , March 6, 2012 5:39 PM
    Yeah 4.16GHZ at turboboost, 1 core.. I highly doubt they could bring all 4 cores from 2.5GHZ to 4.16GHZ.
    Makes for a fast machine at any rate, put in an SSD though
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    Chainzsaw , March 6, 2012 5:42 PM
    Quote:
    3gb vram, sweet!! Finally a laptop that can replace a desktop. If it's under $1500 I might be interested, but i'm thinking it's gonna be in the $4000 - $5000 range. Guess just have to wait and see. Definitely have to go with the 1080p screen for sure. Going with anything else doesn't make sense. Now if only it has 3 monitor outputs for 3d surround, that would be awesome.


    The VRAM isn't really important in a gaming machine...I mean yea it is, but 3GB w/ a GTX 570MOBILE gpu?
    This will definately not be a 4k or 5k machine. I will guess it will start at about $2000 and possibly go as high as 3000 depending on configuration.

    BTW that laptop wouldn't be able to power a 3D surround due to the weakness of the GPU, even if it did have 3 outputs for video.

    I don't think I would buy another gaming laptop...used to have the G73 - and it was good for it's time, but the hardware is much weaker with mobile versions (especially GPUs).
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    joytech22 , March 6, 2012 6:24 PM
    Oh if I had the money... Or won it.. lol
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    lahawzel , March 6, 2012 6:47 PM
    So... about that battery life...
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    jaber2 , March 6, 2012 7:28 PM
    Water cooled?
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    Anonymous , March 6, 2012 8:16 PM
    gtx 570 fail - new 7870 is faster, uses almost half the power
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    shardey , March 6, 2012 8:22 PM
    1600x900 standard and 1080p optional on a 17.3"?

    I think the 1080p should be standard on a 15"+ laptop.

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    Pherule , March 6, 2012 8:39 PM
    All that power and no SSD? Good luck...
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    icemunk , March 6, 2012 9:05 PM
    Battery life: 15 minutes.
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    shardey , March 6, 2012 9:27 PM
    Maybe they should just leave the battery out so they could make it SLI, and have a raid 0 of SSD as well for the 2 HDD
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    danwat1234 , March 7, 2012 12:01 AM
    icemunkBattery life: 15 minutes.

    Unless it has Intel Optimus or whatever so the dedicated GPU can shut off.
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    radium69 , March 7, 2012 12:54 AM
    I have a GX740 and with the 82Whr battery it lasts me 1,5 hours.
    That is an i5 460m with a Ati 5870m.
    Major throttling needed :')
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    dalauder , March 7, 2012 2:40 AM
    willy findagtx 570 fail - new 7870 is faster, uses almost half the power
    FYI: We're talking about laptop parts.
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    dalauder , March 7, 2012 2:42 AM
    Is there ANYONE who actually wants two mechanical HDDs? I hate those in laptops anyways. Why not a single 128GB SSD w/ optional storage drive or upgrade to 256GB SSD?

    Also, I'm surprised it doesn't mention MXM Type B graphics uprgradeable to GTX570M SLI--if it doesn't allow that, it's pretty disappointing. If it does--that's pretty awesome and should be mentioned.
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    Anonymous , March 7, 2012 3:24 AM
    I'll just never understand the desire for a gaming laptop. For what this will cost, you could get a *real* gaming PC and a decent notebook for computing-on-the-go. Why carry around a massive heavy laptop that will get you mediocre performance and a paltry battery life?
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    amuffin , March 7, 2012 5:04 AM
    Quote:
    gtx 570 fail - new 7870 is faster, uses almost half the power



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