Thursday, March 8th 2018

MSI's Upcoming GT83VR Titan Notebook is a Complete Powerhouse

MSI has always prided themselves for making over-the-top gaming notebooks. In this occasion, Greek eCommerce site Public.gr has listed what looks like MSI's next GT83VR Titan notebook. This model in question comes with an Intel Core i7-8850H six-core processor based on the Coffee Lake architecture. This processor operates at 2.6 GHz with the ability to boost up to 4 GHz on all six cores. It also possesses 9 MB of L3 cache. MSI has paired the Intel Core i7-8850H with 64 GB of high-speed DDR4 memory. They have also managed to cram a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080s into the small enclosure. Storage consists of two 512 GB NVMe SSDs configured in a RAID 0 array and a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive for secondary storage. The GT83VR Titan will also feature a 18.4-inch FHD display and a SteelSeries RGB mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown key switches. Putting the specifications aside, the price tag is even more impressive. Public.gr listed the MSI GT83VR Titan for 6199 euros, which translates to a whopping $7,637.
Source: Public.gr
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19 Comments on MSI's Upcoming GT83VR Titan Notebook is a Complete Powerhouse

#1
NdMk2o1o
Wow.... all that serious gaming hw and..... wait for it......... FHD screen :eek::kookoo::slap: Seems like a typo/error, dual 1080's a 4ghz hexacore and 64GB RAM with raid0 NVMe drives and a crappy 1080p screen, may as well have just put a single 1060 in it.
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cucker tarlson
Just today I was wondering about those gaming laptops in context of replacing my big heavy desktop with one. They do pack a lot of of power but how loud are they ? My desktop is almost dead silent while gaming, only thing that makes noise is two 7200 HDDs but that's all I gotta work on.

@NdMk2o1o
It's probably 1080p 120Hz so 1080 SLI if adequate is you want +100fps with ultra settings. 1080 SLI can probably deliver that 100 fps while recording and using reshade,sweetfx or freestlye. What else do you expect at 18" ? 4K ? Pretty silly. At this size 1080p is more than adequate and higher resolution would not matter much. Higher framerate though is absolutely crucial for playing most games for a demanding user.
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#3
EarthDog
The GT83VR notebook already exists....

...the question here is which model is it?



I clicked on the source to hopefully get more details, but it brought me to some German shopping site???? Details are skecth here...........
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#4
Manu_PT
Waiting for their Stealth versions based on Coffee Lake. 2018 is the year that will make my definite withdrawal from desktops after almost 2 decades using them. Technology evolved enough for a laptop to serve my needs. These new Coffee Lake mobile CPUs are too good, with 4ghz all core turbos and 12 threads. Bye bye desktop.
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#5
NdMk2o1o
cucker tarlson said:
Just today I was wondering about those gaming laptops in context of replacing my big heavy desktop with one. They do pack a lot of of power but how loud are they ? My desktop is almost dead silent while gaming, only thing that makes noise is two 7200 HDDs but that's all I gotta work on.

@NdMk2o1o
It's probably 1080p 120Hz so 1080 SLI if adequate is you want +100fps with ultra settings. 1080 SLI can probably deliver that 100 fps while recording and using reshade,sweetfx or freestlye. What else do you expect at 18" ? 4K ? Pretty silly. At this size 1080p is more than adequate and higher resolution would not matter much. Higher framerate though is absolutely crucial for playing most games for a demanding user.
Yes 4k, 2k, 1440p whatever would be better than 1080p, so basically you are saying that dual 1080's will give you the 100fps and allow you to do x,y and z at the same time with the GPU's, who says everyone wants to do that instead of just game, it's a waste and a single 1080- would of been more than plenty, especially considering they are asking close to $8k for it. Not too mention with that much horsepower you could put a 4k screen to more use than just gaming but 1080p is weak.
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#6
EarthDog
Manu_PT said:
Waiting for their Stealth versions based on Coffee Lake. 2018 is the year that will make my definite withdrawal from desktops after almost 2 decades using them. Technology evolved enough for a laptop to serve my needs. These new Coffee Lake mobile CPUs are too good, with 4ghz all core turbos and 12 threads. Bye bye desktop.
Good luck upgrading in a couple of years and dropping another several grand!

The only drawback of laptops. :)
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Manu_PT
EarthDog said:
Good luck upgrading in a couple of years and dropping another several grand!

The only drawback of laptops. :)
Upgrading in a couple of years? More like in 5 years at least. A 6c/12t CPU clocked at 4ghz across all cores will serve me for A LOT of years to come, most desktop PCs on the market don´t even have that much horse power.
Also, not several grand, this Titan model by MSI is always the most expensive one. There are plenty 1000€-1500€ priced laptops with 6 core Coffee Lake and a GTX1060 or GTX1060 max-Q coming soon. Previously the mobile CPUs were too weak (7700hq only 3,4ghz all cores and quad core cpu) and the gap between desktop was huge. Not the case anymore. I don´t want to be stuck to my desk anymore, time to move on, and with the mining craze it just drove me away from buying expensive high-end GPUs to play console triple A ports. Is simply not worth it to me anymore.

These new laptops will be plenty for me to connect them to my 240hz monitor and play the typical PC titles CS, Quake, Fortnite, Dota2, Ironsight, Indies/retro, etc. While being able to produce my music at any place with the beefy 12 threads and headphones.
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#8
AnarchoPrimitiv
Has anyone ever actually bought one of these behemoth's? or know someone personally that has? I'm very interested in their rationale....I'm serious
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#9
dyonoctis
The "I have a shitload of money, can't have a desktop but still want a 1080 sli, a raid 0 of already really fast nvme SSD and 64GB of ram for my needs" market. They keep making them, so i guess that people are buying those. That's some very special need considering that those laptop will need to be plugged pretty fast.
An AIO or SFF seems to be more reasonable if you really want to get away from the big tower desktop. Asus and msi got pretty compeling SFF already, and things like the louque ghost, ncase or dan case are good too if you still want to build.
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#10
EarthDog
Manu_PT said:
Upgrading in a couple of years? More like in 5 years at least. A 6c/12t CPU clocked at 4ghz across all cores will serve me for A LOT of years to come, most desktop PCs on the market don´t even have that much horse power.
Also, not several grand, this Titan model by MSI is always the most expensive one. There are plenty 1000€-1500€ priced laptops with 6 core Coffee Lake and a GTX1060 or GTX1060 max-Q coming soon. Previously the mobile CPUs were too weak (7700hq only 3,4ghz all cores and quad core cpu) and the gap between desktop was huge. Not the case anymore. I don´t want to be stuck to my desk anymore, time to move on, and with the mining craze it just drove me away from buying expensive high-end GPUs to play console triple A ports. Is simply not worth it to me anymore.
a 1060 isnt going to last 5 years gaming... its a nothing mkre than a capable 1080p card already... but unless if you dont plan to play anything new or actually demanding...
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Manu_PT
EarthDog said:
a 1060 isnt going to last 5 years gaming... its a nothing mkre than a capable 1080p card already... but unless if you dont plan to play anything new or actually demanding...
Not relevant to me. All I play on PC are competitive online games at 1366x768 low/medium or 1080p 70% res scale (quake champions, cs, fortnite, ironsight, dota, aim hero etc) on 240hz monitor (cpu is the most important).

Right now I have a gtx 1060 3gb and it barely reaches 50% usage on the games I play. I dont play stuff like assassins creed or witcher on pc anymore (console + 4k tv) due to the crazy gpu pricing for years. Pc to me is for esports stuff and indies so gtx1060 is plenty to me.

STILL i could always connect an external gpu enclosure (thunderbolt) in the future. Not interested tho. Was just waiting for mobile CPUs to reach strong clock speeds and more threads. 2018 will finally bring it, so I'm fine with mobile from now on.
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#12
yotano211
Manu_PT said:
Waiting for their Stealth versions based on Coffee Lake. 2018 is the year that will make my definite withdrawal from desktops after almost 2 decades using them. Technology evolved enough for a laptop to serve my needs. These new Coffee Lake mobile CPUs are too good, with 4ghz all core turbos and 12 threads. Bye bye desktop.
You could get one of these, still has a desktop class processor.
http://www.eurocom.com/ec/configure(2,430,0)SkyX7C
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#13
Manu_PT
yotano211 said:
You could get one of these, still has a desktop class processor.
http://www.eurocom.com/ec/configure(2,430,0)SkyX7C
Yeah Clevos... with their awful cooling system, and those models are really heavy! Stealth is 1,8kg and will pack a 8850h 4ghz 6c/12t! Undervolt it and call it a day. Mobility + power.
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#14
yotano211
Manu_PT said:
Yeah Clevos... with their awful cooling system, and those models are really heavy! Stealth is 1,8kg and will pack a 8850h 4ghz 6c/12t! Undervolt it and call it a day. Mobility + power.
I have never had any issues with cooling on a Clevo laptop. I've had everything from a 8600m gt from about 9 years ago to a 970m sli laptop.
But if you need less weight and something that travels alot, those MSI stealth laptops are very nice. I tried one out for 2 weeks and loved the thinness.
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Manu_PT
yotano211 said:
I have never had any issues with cooling on a Clevo laptop. I've had everything from a 8600m gt from about 9 years ago to a 970m sli laptop.
But if you need less weight and something that travels alot, those MSI stealth laptops are very nice. I tried one out for 2 weeks and loved the thinness.
Why didn´t you keep it? was just for review purposes? Yeah I need a bit of mobility because I use the computer on the studio (music production) and want to be able to work on the tracks at home.
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yotano211
Manu_PT said:
Why didn´t you keep it? was just for review purposes? Yeah I need a bit of mobility because I use the computer on the studio (music production) and want to be able to work on the tracks at home.
I was trying it out and thinking if I should replace a Clevo w230ss that I was using for business with a 14inch MSI stealth laptop. At that time I was driving alot around the US so I needed something light yet powerful enough for games, something with a Nvidia 860m at least.
I should have replaced that Clevo laptop, its on 2 motherboard replacements and needs another one. The 860m in it keeps burning out but finding a motherboard is hard. It powers on to the intel graphics card but thats all. I dont travel as much anymore so I can use a much bigger laptop.
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#17
Prima.Vera
Is funny how people complaining about 1080p on laptop screens, are the ones that never use or had an HD Laptop or 4K laptop before.
On my 17" Dell laptop, I still have to crank the DPI in Win10 to at least 125% to get the proper sizing, while the Java based apps still look like crap.....
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#18
yotano211
Prima.Vera said:
Is funny how people complaining about 1080p on laptop screens, are the ones that never use or had an HD Laptop or 4K laptop before.
On my 17" Dell laptop, I still have to crank the DPI in Win10 to at least 125% to get the proper sizing, while the Java based apps still look like crap.....
I have a 13inch laptop with a 4k screen, one of the first early 4k screens that look like dirt shit. I put it down to 1080p. I bought it used so it wasnt my fault for ordering it like that. Bought it for a cheap price.
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jabbadap
Prima.Vera said:
Is funny how people complaining about 1080p on laptop screens, are the ones that never use or had an HD Laptop or 4K laptop before.
On my 17" Dell laptop, I still have to crank the DPI in Win10 to at least 125% to get the proper sizing, while the Java based apps still look like crap.....
Pair of GTX 1080s on sli and FHD screen, right that is very balanced pairing. One is enough for that resolution, another is just waste of space and just takes useless amount of power. Some 1440p144Hz would suit better for that "laptop"...

But yeah this "laptop" is just stupid: If I would be stupid enough to put 6199€ on PC I would rather build Desktop PC with Titan V on it(Titan V for 3100€, 2000€ for a rig and ~1000€ for Gsync monitor).
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