Thursday, March 22nd 2012

Toshiba Qosmio X870 Packs A Potent Combo

When we learned early details about the Qosmio X870 from Toshiba, we took it as a sufficiently impressive combination of "Ivy Bridge" and "GeForce Kepler", without a clue about which exact models they were. DonanimHaber went hands on with one of these beasts and discovered it instead packs top-rate versions of Ivy Bridge and GeForce Fermi...err, right.

The X870 is driven by Core i7-3610QM. This chip is perhaps the most popular Core i7 mobile chip notebook designers will have access to, from the 3rd generation Core processor family. Armed with 4 cores, 8 threads (enabled with HTT), the i7-3610QM has a nominal clock speed of 2.30 GHz, with a Turbo Boost frequency as high as 3.30 GHz. Unlike higher Core i7 Extreme mobile models, its L3 cache is limited to 6 MB. Handling graphics, on the other hand, is the NVIDIA GeForce GT 670M. The GT 670 is based on 40 nm GF114 GPU, and packs 336 CUDA cores, and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit wide memory interface. Other notable features of the Qosmio X870 include 16 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory, a 17.3-inch display with 1920x1080 pixels resolution, an SSD holding the OS and programs, and a 2 TB HDD holding data.

Source: DonanimHaber
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9 Comments on Toshiba Qosmio X870 Packs A Potent Combo

#1
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
probably 2.5-3K in price :(
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#2
zsolt_93
Why is GT670 GF114... an why not Kepler? All Kepler mobile GPUs have 384 shaders... they should be able to make a highend one too with two SMXs instead of one.
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#3
NC37
by: brandonwh64
probably 2.5-3K in price :(
Qosmios are usually 1-1.8k depending on specs. Very decent equipped models tend to be in the 12-1400 range. Maxed RAM, i7s, Bluray...higher end models don't add a ton on top of that.
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#4
WarraWarra
Yes please just what the doctor ordered, maybe need a bit more juice on the cpu side, at least 2.9ghz but a good start so far.

I think my "dual cpu socket" girlfriends needs something a bit more beefier as a portable entertainment device.
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#5
[H]@RD5TUFF
If only it were an acer or MSI, something respectable.
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#6
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
If only it were an acer or MSI, something respectable.
Why isn't Toshiba respectable? I might have the wrong image of course, but most Toshibas I've seen are just ... working and chugging along without problems.
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#7
Aleksander
is it true that the gpu consumes the most power in a laptop?
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#8
Scrizz
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
If only it were an acer or MSI, something respectable.
there's nothing wrong with Toshiba.
NOw if it was eMachines, that's a different story. LOL
:laugh::roll:
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#9
Badelhas
by: Aleksander Dishnica
is it true that the gpu consumes the most power in a laptop?
Yes
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