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MSI GT80 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD 18.4" Laptop

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25 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The MSI GT80 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (32 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Portable PCs of this spec and age have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB.

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Five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The MSI GT80 is a five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of this age and type is 3.3GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT80.

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MSI Has Good Laptop Reviews

MSI gaming laptops have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs MSI is one of the superior brands.

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT80 supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year. Most notebook PCs of this type and age support a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,866MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT80.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 18.4 inches, the MSI GT80 has one of the biggest screen sizes amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GT80 is 13", the biggest is 19", and the average screen size is 16".

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the MSI GT80 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT80. The average processor clock speed of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT80 is 2.6GHz.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think the MSI GE62 Apache which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT80 have internal memory of between 4GB and 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the GT80.

There are a number of other 16GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo Y50 which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GT80 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,256 gigabyte) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GT80. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops that are a similar age to the GT80 is 120GB, the biggest is 2.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 980GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT80 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GT80.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the MSI GT80 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across similar types of portable PC.

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Two Installed SSDs

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the GT80 have between one and three installed SSDs, including the MSI GT80 which has two installed SSDs.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

Most gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80 have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the MSI GT80 which has five USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst gaming laptops of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT80 is 16GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The MSI GT80 is a four built-in speaker notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GT80 only have between two and three built-in speakers.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The MSI GT80 supports a better bluetooth version than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version, whereas most gaming laptops that were released one year ago support a 4 Bluetooth version.

This notebook PC's bluetooth version (4.1) is actually the best supported bluetooth version across all laptops that were released more than a year ago.

A 4 Bluetooth version is the worst supported bluetooth version across similar types of notebook PC.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GT80 has more mini DisplayPorts than most of the laptops of a similar type and age to the GT80. Most of the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GT80 only have one mini DisplayPort, however this notebook PC has two mini DisplayPorts.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT80 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 2GB and 8.2GB. At 4,096 megabytes, the MSI GT80 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 89 watt-hours, the MSI GT80 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT80. The average battery capacity of gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GT80 is 64Wh, and the battery capacities range from 47Wh to 92Wh.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the GT80 have between four and eight battery cells, including the MSI GT80 which has eight battery cells.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 300 megahertz, the MSI GT80 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the GT80.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops of a similar spec and age to the GT80 range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,050 megahertz, the MSI GT80 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT80.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GT80 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus GL771JW.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GT80 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The MSI GT80 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is actually the worst processor family across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The MSI GT80 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT80 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the GT80 have weights of between 1.2kg and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. With a weight of 4.5 kilograms, the MSI GT80 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Thick

The MSI GT80 is one of the thicker gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago (49 millimeters) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80 have heights of between 17mm and 49mm, and the average height is 30mm.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.5 gigahertz, the MSI GT80 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT80. Across all the portable PCs that were released one year ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz.

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Very Wide

The width of the MSI GT80 of 456 millimeters is one of the widest amongst portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GT80. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released one year ago the widths range from 280mm to 460mm, and the average width is 400mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the MSI GT80

HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a comparable age and type to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Formats

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Expert Reviews

(90)
13 January 2016

MSI has given its mighty Titan gaming laptop a serious upgrade. You have to look fairly closely to spot the differences on the outside, however the evidence is there if you know where to look....

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7 January 2016

In review: MSI GT80S 6QF Titan SLI. Test model courtesy of MSI Taiwan.5500 Euros (~$5968): What sounds like the price of a used car, is MSI's answer to the mobile gaming reference notebook. The...

23 December 2015

The engineers and designers at MSI made a serious impression in 2015 with the arrival of the GT80 Titan gaming notebook. This 18-inch behemoth not only surpasses other gaming PCs in terms of... Read more…

10 October 2015

The GT80 Titan is indeed the powerhouse MSI says it is. It has an excellent chassis, ultra-powerful components, a highly effective cooling system and a mechanical keyboard that gamers will love....

Digital Versus

8 October 2015

The MSI GT80 is a beast of a machine with zero finesse. It's designed purely for power, casually batting aside all the considerations that current-day laptops make in terms of looks and features....

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 8 December 2015 by Philipp C.
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing machine, well worth the price. I read the comment about the Nvidia drivers issue, I had no problem installing the WHQL 359.06 drivers after a clean uninstall of the previous drivers. Same... Read more…

Reviewed 5 February 2016 by Lisa C.
(Verified Purchase)

I would definitely recommend this product. This computer is as powerful as a desktop computer if not even more powerful and is built to last. If cost isn't a concern, this computer is amazing.... Read more…

Reviewed 28 January 2016 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

-I didn't want to list above, because depending on your viewpoint this could be a pro or con. The battery lasts around 2.5 hrs for my use, that was with sli enable and just surfing. I bet I could... Read more…

Reviewed 11 December 2015 by Dalton

There are many problems with this pc!

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Warren B.

Why am I stuck with old Nvidia drivers. 353.66. Current 980M drivers are 359.06. Nvidia fails to update drivers no matter how I try to update them. Device manager, Nvidia experience, or manual... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sli276, 2qctit, 2qctita, sli276c, 2qctitan, sli276cz, msi gt80, msi gt80s, msi i76700, gt80tsli253, gt80tsli258, msi i76700h, msi i76700hq, gt80titansli258, gt80titansli253, gt80titansli2539, gt80titansli2589, gt802qc276cztitansli
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