- Operating System: Windows 10
- Processor: Intel i7-7820HK
- Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1080
- Memory: 32GB
- Storage: 512GB NVMe, 1TB 7,200RPM SATA HDD
- Dimensions: 428 x 314 x 58mm
- Weight: 4.56kg
- Mechanical keyboard
- Fans a tad loud under load
- Benchmark Results
- PCMark Home: 4,313 points
- PCMark Creative: 5,370 points
- PCMark Work: 3,518 points
- 3DMark Fire Strike: 15,521 points
- 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme: 9,190 points
- 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra: 4,944 points
- 3DMark Time Spy: 6,580 points
When gaming is life all you need is a powerful gaming machine and you’ll be set, but what if you’re on the go and can’t lug around a heavy PC? There’s a lot of options out there when it comes to gaming notebooks, but the MSI GT75VR Titan could be your answer.
The GT75VR is a monster of a gaming machine, sporting an i7-7820HK processor for incredible single and multi-core processing performance. With an NVIDIA GTX1080, the GT75VR also excels when it comes to hardcore gaming. If that wasn’t enough you also get a 512GB NVMe SSD and a 1TB 7,200RPM SATA HDD for storage space, as well as two 16GB DDR4 RAMs that run on 2,400MHz.
The display is a 17.3-inch FHD monitor with a refresh rate of 120Hz and 3ms of response time. And the GT75VR Titan’s GPU is certainly capable of hitting that magical 120 Hz. If you enjoy smooth and fluid gameplay during gaming sessions, then you’ll love the display. In addition, the notebook performed well on synthetic benchmarks and real life gaming, delivering fluid gaming in titles like Overwatch.
If you need a little more juice, the MSI SHIFT in the MSI Dragon Center makes it easy to overclock as well. To keep everything chilled, the GT75VR does an excellent job in keeping temperatures low with its Cooler Boost Titan Technology, but things can get a tad loud if you’re really pushing it to the max.
But the piece de resistance of this notebook – and our favourite part of it – is its mechanical keyboard. Born from the collaboration between MSI and SteelSeries, the mechanical keyboard feels so satisfying. Beautiful clicks when pressed with each key having its own RGB LED, giving you an experience you’ll find hard to get outside of MSI. Also if it wasn’t clear enough, the GT75VR will support VR gaming so all you need now is a VR headset!
CHIP CONCLUDE: If gaming is your number one priority there’s no reason to not get the GT75VR, it can easily replace a full size desktop while still being relatively portable.
(previously published in issue October 2017)