MSI’s GT76 Titan Laptop Packs an Overclocked Desktop CPU

Source: MSI MSI’s GT76 Titan Laptop Packs an Overclocked Desktop CPU

Available with up to an Intel Core i9-9900K

MSI’s GT76 Titan isn’t trying to be the thinnest or lightest on the market, instead opting for a large 17.3-inch display and a chassis designed for powerful cooling. And for a laptop in the ultra-powerful Titan series that MSI calls “the most extreme Titan ever created”, there is obviously something pretty special going on inside. Namely, a desktop CPU which can be configured up to an 8-core Intel Core i9-9900K, overclocked up to 5.0 GHz per core.

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To keep the CPU cool under overclocked loads MSI has implemented redesigned cooling which the company says offers 2.25x better airflow than before. It is an 11-heatpipe, 4-fan cooling system featuring a CNC polished copper CPU block and large ADC10 aluminum plates to reinforce the cooling module.

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In addition to the desktop processor the GT76 Titan is equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 (mobile) GPU, supports up to 128GB of DDR4-2666 memory between its four SoDIMM slots, and storage options include a pair of PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 slots (one is a PCIe/SATA combo) and a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay.

But we can’t forget about the display, and at 17.3 inches it’s hard to miss.

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Display options include a 3840×2160 resolution IPS-level panel and a 144Hz 1920×1080 IPS-level option. Naturally as this is 2019 the screen won’t be the only thing outputting colorful light as MSI has implemented their Mystic Light RGB lighting throughout, with a per-key RGB backlit keyboard and illumination that extends to a chassis underglow lighting effect.

Full specifications are available from MSI by clicking here, but here are a few of the basics:

MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG / 9SF
Display 17.3″ 3840×2160 IPS-Level
17.3″ 1920×1080 144Hz IPS-Level
Processor Up to 9th Gen Intel Core i9
Chipset Intel Z390
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Memory Up to 128GB DDR4-2666
Storage 1x M.2 SSD slot (PCIe Gen3)
2x M.2 SSD Combo slot (PCIe Gen3/SATA)
1x 2.5″ SATA HDD
Networking Killer Gigabit LAN
Killer ax Wi-Fi + BT v5
Battery 8-Cell 90 WHr Li-Ion
Dimensions (WxDxH) 397 x 330 x 33~42 mm
Weight 4.5 kg

MSI offers this look at the new GT76 Titan on their YouTube channel (video embedded below):

“The Best Choice Golden Awards winner, MSI GT76 Titan gaming laptop, is armed with an Intel Core i9 processor that can be overclocked to 5.0GHz on all eight cores and the top-tier NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics.

Thanks to the MSI exclusive Cooler Boost Titan, the 4-fan and 11-pipe cooling design capable of generating 2.25 times the airflow, keeps the supreme gaming machine cool. The GT76 touts a 17.3″ thin-bezeled display with 144Hz refresh rate providing enthusiast gamers the best visual experience possible in their battle field. Other features includes the upgraded Killer DoubleShot Pro supporting 2.5Gbps LAN and Wi-Fi 6, the latest generation in Wi-Fi connectivity.”

Pricing will range from $3600 – $4800 for the highest spec version, and Engadget reports that select markets will see availability beginning in June.

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