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Battle-Ready MSI GT685 Gaming Laptop Comes to Thailand

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MSI is rolling out its new generation GT685—the ultimate gaming machine. In addition to featuring the Intel second generation Core™i7 quad core processor, it is the first laptop to sport the nVidia GeForce GTX 580M, the world’s fastest discrete graphics card, 32G DDR3 of memory, and accelerated dual hard disk architecture. It comes with Dynaudio and THX TruStudio Pro smart wrap around sound as well as a full HD screen. The MSI GT685 was awarded Editor's Choice by Thai IT mag Notebook4game.com and to ensure that it remains the top-selling gaming NB brand in Thailand, MSI is holding activities on university campuses to give gaming enthusiasts the opportunity to experience its gaming laptops.

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"the nVidia GeForce GTX 580M, the world’s fastest discrete graphics card"
Holy shit! I didn't know that the mobile GTX580 was faster than a discrete HD7970! :eek:
 

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32G DDR3 into a gaming laptop, makes no sense.
 
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MSI is rolling out its new generation GT685—the ultimate gaming machine. In addition to featuring the Intel second generation Core™i7 quad core processor, it is the first laptop to sport the nVidia GeForce GTX 580M, the world’s fastest discrete graphics card,


The GT685 utilizes the wildly anticipated nVidia GeForce GTX 580M top-end discrete graphics card which boasts 384 more CUDAs (Compute Unified Device Architecture) than the previous generation with advanced 256 bit broadband and 2GB GDDR5 of display memory.
Er no it isn't. The Alienware M17x and M18x have had the GTX580m for quite a while now. I don't think they were the first to sport it either, that title probably goes to the likes or Eurocom or Sager.

Considering the "previous generation" included the GTX480m which sported 352 CUDA cores, what does this even mean?

The GTX580m is merely a GTX560TI downclocked so it only has 384 CUDA cores anyway.

btarunr - I am not critising your post (as it looks like I am by quoting you) but critising the MSI marketing BS.
 
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"the nVidia GeForce GTX 580M, the world’s fastest discrete graphics card"
Holy shit! I didn't know that the mobile GTX580 was faster than a discrete HD7970! :eek:
I'm pretty sure they meant mobile graphics card. LOL Although Im pretty sure you already knew this.
 

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"the nVidia GeForce GTX 580M, the world’s fastest discrete graphics card"
Holy shit! I didn't know that the mobile GTX580 was faster than a discrete HD7970! :eek:
they was talking about laptop card not desktop gpu, but isn't there a amd 6990m ?
 

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they was talking about laptop card not desktop gpu, but isn't there a amd 6990m ?
There is, but the crippled 6870 in the 6990M is slightly slower than the crippled 560 in the 580M. Tom's Hardware has a pretty good article on the subject.
 

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I'm shocked and disappointed in hearing that the GT685 won't be released in the U.S, which should be such a big market for MSI in terms of gaming laptops. :cry: