MSI Infuses GT Dominator, GE Apache Gaming Notebooks With Nvidia GeForce 800M Graphics

MSI Computer Corp announced on Wednesday that the company updated the GT Dominator and GE Apache series of laptops with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 800M series graphics along with the previously announced SteelSeries backlit gaming keyboard and XSplit Gamecaster. The GT Dominator series and GE Apache series can be purchased now for starting prices of $1,499.99 and $1,199.99 respectively.

"The myriad of cutting-edge components makes the GT Dominator and GE Apache the ultimate mobile gaming systems for any type of gamers," said Andy Tung, CEO for MSI Pan America. "Nvidia’s GTX 800M Series graphics gives our notebooks unprecedented graphics processing ability, translating into an ultra-realistic and immersive gaming experience."

The laptops are broken down into four groups: the GT60 Dominator (15.6 inch), the GT70 Dominator (17.3 inch), the GE60 Apache (15.6 inch) and the GE70 Apache (17.3 inch). The Dominator laptops feature either the 870M or the 880M GPU whereas the Apache laptops will come packed with an 860M or an 850M GPU. There are around 17 models in all, which are listed below.

The GT70 DominatorPro-1039 is probably the most expensive in the whole bunch, consisting of a 17.3 inch Full HD screen, a Core i7-4930MX (3.7 GHz, 3.9 GHz) processor, and a special "Super Pack" with a headset, mouse, mousepad and backpack. This notebook also packs a $4,099.99 price tag.

According to the specs, this top-of-the-line model also sports Nvidia's GeForce GTX 880M GPU (8 GB GDDR5, VRAM) 32 GB of DDR3L 1600 MHz memory, a Blu-ray disc burner, an SD card reader, Killer E2200 game networking, Bluetooth and a 720P HD webcam. For storage, the laptop features three mSATA 128 GB SSDs with read speeds from 1000 MB/s to as much as 1500 MB/s, and a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive.

Out of the whole batch, the GE70 Apache Pro-061 is probably the cheapest, costing a mere $1,199.99. This model sports an Intel Core i5-4200H (3.2 GHz, 3.4 GHz) processor, a Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M (2 GB GDDR5), 12 GB of DDR3L 1600 MHz memory and a 1 TB hard drive. There's also a DVD burner, Killer E2200 networking, a 720P HD webcam and more.

MSI has equipped the Dominator and Apache notebooks with Sound Blaster Cinema, Dynaudio Speakers and MSI’s Audio Boost technology. They're also able to output to 4K displays and can connect multiple independent monitors simultaneously using the Matrix Multi-Monitor Display.

For more information or to purchase one of these laptops, head over to MSI right here.

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ModelMSRPCPUCPU FrequencyGraphicsRAM DDR3L 1600MHzHDD
GT70 DominatorPro1039$4,099Core i7-4930MX3.7 - 3.9GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX880M8G GDDR532GB (8G*4)Super RAID 2(128GB SSD*3 RAID 0)+ 1TB 7200RPMSSD RAID 2
GT70 DominatorPro888$2,799Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX880M8G GDDR532GB (8G*4)Super RAID 2(128GB SSD*3 RAID 0)+ 1TB 7200RPMSSD RAID 2
GT70 DominatorPro889$2,299Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX880M8G GDDR516GB (8G*2)128GB mSATA + 1TB (7200RPM)
GT70 DominatorPro890$1,999Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX880M8G GDDR512GB (8GB +4GB)1TB (7200RPM)
GT70 Dominator891$2,299Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX870M6G GDDR524GB (8G*3)Super RAID 2(128GB SSD*3 RAID 0)+ 1TB 7200RPMSSD RAID 2
GT70 Dominator892$2,199Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX870M6G GDDR524GB (8G*3)Super RAID (128GB SSD*2 RAID 0) + 1TB 7200RPMSSD RAID
GT70 Dominator893$1,999Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX870M6G GDDR516GB (8G*2)128GB mSATA + 1TB (7200RPM)
GT70 Dominator894$1,699Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX870M3G GDDR512GB (8GB +4GB)128GB mSATA + 1TB
GT70 Dominator895$1,499Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX870M3G GDDR58GB1TB (7200RPM)
GT60 DominatorPro 3K475$2,399Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX880M8G GDDR516GB (8G*2)128GB mSATA + 1TB (7200RPM)
GT60 Dominator 3K474$2,099Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX870M3G GDDR516GB (8G*2)128GB mSATA + 1TB (7200RPM)
GT60 Dominator423$1,599Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX870M3G GDDR512GB (8GB +4GB)1TB (7200RPM)
GT60 Dominator424$1,499Core i7-4800MQ2.7 - 3.7GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX870M3G GDDR58GB1TB (7200RPM)
GE70 Apache Pro012$1,399Core i7-4700HQ3.2 - 3.4GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX860M2G GDDR512GB (8G+4G)1TB (7200RPM)
GE70 Apache Pro061$1,199Core i5-4200H3.2 - 3.4GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX860M2G GDDR58GB1TB
GE60 Apache Pro003$1,349Core i7-4700HQ3.2 - 3.4GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX860M2G GDDR58GB1TB (7200RPM)
GE60 Apache 033$1,299Core i7-4700HQ3.2 - 3.4GHzNVIDIA Geforce GTX850M2G GDDR58GB1TB
  • XGrabMyY
    8xxM GPUs? Where are the 8XX desktop line? I am ready for Maxwell yesterday.
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  • XGrabMyY
    8xxM GPUs? Where are the 8XX desktop line? I am ready for Maxwell yesterday.
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  • edwd2
    880M = 780M = 680MXwith higher base frequencies and useless extra memory.
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  • Queenslander
    Why do Laptop GPUs have so much memory? Is 6GB really neccessary?
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  • HiTechObsessed
    Holy lord, 8GB of GDDR5? Why would that ever be necessary in a laptop?
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  • bloodroses75
    Why do Laptop GPUs have so much memory? Is 6GB really neccessary?
    I guess the way I'd look at it is since the video card can't be upgraded/replaced, go for as much ram as you can get.
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  • spadam_2000
    880M = 780M = 680MXwith higher base frequencies and useless extra memory.
    Except with the 880M the memory bandwidth is only 128-bit compared to the 780M's 256-bit width
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  • HiTechObsessed
    12875058 said:
    Why do Laptop GPUs have so much memory? Is 6GB really neccessary?
    I guess the way I'd look at it is since the video card can't be upgraded/replaced, go for as much ram as you can get.

    Yeah, but that GPU can use a max of just about 3GB or so, and even that's pushing it.

    12875081 said:
    880M = 780M = 680MXwith higher base frequencies and useless extra memory.
    Except with the 880M the memory bandwidth is only 128-bit compared to the 780M's 256-bit width

    The 880m has 256-bit bus.
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  • spadam_2000
    12875081 said:
    880M = 780M = 680MXwith higher base frequencies and useless extra memory.
    Except with the 880M the memory bandwidth is only 128-bit compared to the 780M's 256-bit width
    The 880m has 256-bit bus.According to Nvidia's website, that is not the case. Where did you get your info?
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  • HiTechObsessed
    Simple typo. Why would their newest flagship be on a 128-bit bus?

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7834/nvidia-geforce-800m-lineup-battery-boost
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