MSI updates their gaming laptop with the latest Kaby Lake processors and GTX 1050 graphics cards

MSI is keeping up the good work in its gaming laptop sector by updating its various models with the latest developments announced at CES 2017. This means that we can expect the arrival of models with the newest Kaby Lake processors and the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti mobile graphics cards. These new models also bring something more than CPU and GPU performance to the table.

MSI gaming laptop

There is a new line aimed mostly at gamers, the GE72MVR, GE62MVR, GE72VR, GE62VR, GE72 and GE62 series as well as the GP and GL series (I had the opportunity of trying out one of these units, the GE72 7RE Apache Pro). In the classification of processors, Kaby Lake is a step up from the competition with a 10% increase in performance compared to previous versions. What is even more interesting are the new graphics cards: the GTX 1050 and the GTX 1050 Ti which come with 2 and 4 GB of VRAM.

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Nvidia GTX 1060 vs GTX 960 vs GTX 970 vs GTX 980 vs GTX 1070 vs AMD RX 480 vs R9 390: Specs and Benchmark Comparison, which model should I choose?

Just a few weeks after the launch of AMD’s affordable Radeon RX 480, Nvidia counters with its proposal for the mainstream market. The new GeForce GTX 1060 is more expensive than the two Radeon RX 480 models and loses two gigabytes of VRAM compared to AMD’s 8GB, but Nvidia promise to compensate with more power, and performance levels like those of a GTX 980. A couple of years ago that meant an investment of almost six hundred euros. Today, thanks to this new card, just a little more than three hundred. It is an interesting offer, but does the GTX 1060 meets all it promises?

Based on the new GP106 chip using Pascal architecture, Nvidia processor has much in common with its equivalent of the previous generation, the GM206. The company took the model that uses the current top performance and reduced its CUDA cores by half, putting it at 1280 shaders. This gave us a good product (Though not a great one) with the GTX 960, but Nvidia has taken measures this time to improve performance, and as our tests show the leap is considerable.

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MSI Introduces its Gaming Z versions for GTX 1070 and 1080

Being the top hardware gaming brand in the world, MSI proudly launches the best graphics cards which work with the new pascal nucleus. The highly exclusive graphics cards MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming Z 8G and MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z 8G represent the absolute zenith for the accomplished Geforce GTX graphics cards of the personalized 10 series. Likewise Z comes as the last letter of the alphabet, this alphabetical icon has come now to represent the final form of the MSI Gaming graphics cards.

MSI GTX 1070

By using the award-winning heat-sinking design Twin Frozr VI with its magnificent cooling capacity, the advantage accomplished is just amazing, as a result it allows the Z Gaming graphics cards really high clock speeds for both the nucleus and the memory. An entirely new design custom-printed circuit board works with Military Class 4 components with an 8-pin connector in addition to the usual 6-pin to allow a higher overclock performance in order to give the maximum performance to this great graphics card.

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The first personalized Nvidia GTX 1070 are already here.

Last Friday, June 10 the first Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 graphic cards in their Founders Edition version went out to the market and today, only three days later, a lot of manufacturers have started to present their personalized models within which we find from models that only substitute the dissipator of the Nvidia to models with really high overlocks.

In spite that for the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 there’s barely any models of graphic cards that apply personalized cooling solutions (not to mention, with a different printed circuit to Nvidia reference), manufacturers seem to have become more aware this time with the new GTX 1070 and they are already presenting the first personalized models of this graphic card that will very likely be open to purchase a the end of the present June. So let’s see some of the offers that we got to know.


This manufacturer presents two versions of the Geforce GTX 1070, the Colorful iGameGTX1070 X-TOP-8G and the Colorful iGameGTX1070 U-TOP-8G, besides the already known Founders Edition. Truth is that they haven’t given any more details regarding any of them.

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NVIDIA announces the GTX 1080, specifications and price

This morning has been very agitated, NVIDIA has introduced its two big bombs for the graphics market and since it couldn’t be any other way one of them is the GTX 1080 a high-end graphics card that presents itself as a very powerful solution.

We start with what we see externally. New design and new casing covering the card and its heat dissipation system, in line with what we told you in earlier rumors. Jumping to the specifications we have confirmed enough information but some details still remain in the air such as rasterization unit and texture counting, but thanks to the data provided by the green giant we can clearly make out that the GTX 1080 yields more than an SLI GTX 980 and the GTX TITAN X, that’s something.

GTX 1080

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M vs 970M vs 965M vs 960M vs 860M Specs and Benchmark Comparison

Powered by the next-gen Nividia Maxwell archictecture, compared to their predecessors, GeForce’s GTX 980M and GTX 970M take graphic cards to a new level with their unmatched power efficiency, high performance and advanced features. But the GTX 960M, based on the same architecture with its predecessors, fails to impress in the technical specs department.

[toc]There are two versions of the GTX 860M. One is based on the Maxwell architecture while the other packs a Kepler version. The latter featured a MXM interface along with 80% more shader units. But its low performance made it less usable. Comparing the GTX 960M and the Maxwell version of the GTX 860M, you will spot numerous similarities in specs. Both GPU models use a GM107 chip; you can place 640 Unified Shaders. They also have 2048 – 4069 MB GDDR5 video memory available for use connected via a 128-bit memory interface.

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The GTX 980 and GTX 980 Ti price’s go down

We already anticipated a possible drop in the prices by Nvidia after the release of the Radeon R9 fury and Fury X and it seems that it is finally beginning with the GTX 980 and the GTX 980Ti.

The price drops haven’t been particularly big and for now they are only noticeable on the known Newegg retailer, but we imagine it won’t be too long to spread to other countries.

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EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0+

EVGA announced its new graphics card, the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0+, the third most powerful GeForce GTX 980 Ti, just under the GTX 980 Ti Classified K|np|ng and the GTX 980 Ti Hybrid.

So we are thus faced with a 28nm manufactured GPU GM200-310-A1 which consists of 2816 CUDA cores, 176 TMUs and 96 ROPS at a base/turbo frequency of 1190/1291 MHZ (vs. 1000/1076 MHz mod .ref) with 6 GB of memory at 7000 MHz (reference speed) along with a 384 memory interface. The GPU comes alive through a 14 + 3 phase VRM powered by 2 8-pin PCI Express connectors, meaning this a model focused on an aggressive overclock.

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