MSI has had the same core designs for several of their high-end laptops for at least a couple years now; specifically we’re talking about the GT60 and GT70 series. There have been updates and tweaks to the internal components, but the chassis remain largely the same as before – for better or for worse. The latest update brings NVIDIA’s new GTX 800M parts into the picture, and today we have the GT70 equipped with the top-of-the-line GTX 880M. What sort of performance increase does the new GPU bring, and what about Battery Boost? Read on for our full review.

Two New Z77 mITX Announced

Over the past couple of days, two new Z77 mini-ITX motherboards have been seen on the radar. The first is Gigabyte's Z77N-WiFi model, to be released alongside the...

43 by Ian Cutress on 8/23/2012

iBuyPower Valkyrie CZ-17 Notebook Review: MSI and iBuyPower Tangle With Alienware

The overarching recommendations we've had for big gaming notebooks these days have been pretty simple: ASUS G7x series if you're on a budget, Alienware M17x if you're not. Clevo...

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/21/2012

Computex 2012: MSI Overclock Warranty

As part of our tour of the MSI booth, I was shown the Z77 MPower motherboard - designed as a mainstream XPower gaming and overclocking board. I was...

0 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2012

Computex 2012: MSI and Trinity

At the MSI booth, we were treated to several interesting FM2 motherboards for upcoming Trinity desktop processors. In a variety of form factors (including miniITX!), MSI hope to...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2012

Computex 2012: MSI GPU Technologies

Visiting the MSI booth today at Computex was rather exciting – they were showing off two rather interesting GPU fan technologies, alongside their portable Thunderbolt GPU device, GUS. The...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2012

A First Look at Thunderbolt on Windows with MSI's Z77A-GD80

I finally made the transition to a notebook as my desktop last year, a move many had made years prior. Quad-core mobile Sandy Bridge and good SSDs made the...

98 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/11/2012

Intel Z77 Motherboard Review with Ivy Bridge - ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI

So we have survived one of the biggest days of the year for all things computer performance related - the release of Intel's new Ivy Bridge processor. It...

117 by Ian Cutress on 5/7/2012

MSI Z77A-GD65 Ivy Bridge Motherboard Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered our last giveaway. We're waiting for eligibility confirmation from our four potential winners: bigbluerobo, nhilyna, Lord 666 and fiftysixtius. Respond to the email in...

2294 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/30/2012

Intel Z77 Panther Point Chipset and Motherboard Preview – ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, ECS and Biostar

Well, today is a day that everyone was expecting, but perhaps not the most exciting day of the month. Today, Intel officially releases the spate of 7-series chipsets for...

145 by Ian Cutress on 4/8/2012

990FX Motherboard Roundup with Thuban and Bulldozer – A Second Wind for ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and Biostar

Ever since the launch of the Bulldozer range and 9-series motherboards, the initial reviews of the processors were not encouraging to say the least. Since then, AMD has...

57 by Ian Cutress on 4/5/2012

MSI Big Bang-XPower II X79 Review – A World of Novelty Heatsinks

The cream of the MSI enthusiast range is the Big Bang series – in P55 we got the Trinergy and the Fuzion, for X58 we were treated to the...

45 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2012

MSI's GUS II: External GPU via Thunderbolt

In addition to 7-series motherboards, MSI had its GUS II external GPU solution on display. The external chassis features a Thunderbolt interface and an internal PCIe slot. Despite running...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

MSI's Z77 Ivy Bridge Motherboards at CES, Now With Thunderbolt Support

Ivy Bridge is apparently on track for an early Q2 release so it's no surprise that we're starting to see 7-series motherboards at CES. Although Ivy Bridge should be...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 Cores Launch Recap: MSI, Gigabyte, Zotac, and EVGA (UPDATE: And ASUS, Too)

Every time a new GPU launches, it finds its way into half a dozen or more cards from different manufacturers. These manufacturers do their best to differentiate these cards...

21 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/30/2011

A Quick Look at MSI's X79 Motherboards

Sandy Bridge E is right around the corner and the amount of Socket-2011 related emails we're getting is going up. The latest is from MSI - we got an...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/7/2011

GeForce GTX 570M Available in MSI's GT683DXR and GT780DXR

We've known the GTX 570M was coming for a while now, but MSI is the first to start shipping notebooks with the new GPU. Sitting between the GTX 560M...

5 by Jarred Walton on 9/7/2011

MSI Launches Slim 14" X460 and X460DX Notebooks

If there’s one thing I like about computer technology, it’s progress. Late 2010, the best you could get from the 14” sector would have been something like the discontinued...

13 by Jarred Walton on 8/16/2011

MSI Announces WindPad 110W With New AMD Z-01

The tablet market is expanding every bit as rapidly as netbooks did when they first arrived, and then some. MSI has announced their entry into the market today, and...

37 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/7/2011

Optimus Top to Bottom: NVIDIA Releases the GeForce GTX 570M and 580M

While our recent review of the Alienware M17x R3 proved you could have a gaming notebook that was still capable of halfway decent battery life, the hybrid solution found...

27 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/28/2011

Discrete HTPC GPU Shootout

The popularity of Intel's HD Graphics amongst HTPC enthusiasts and the success of the AMD APUs seem to indicate that the days of the discrete HTPC GPU are numbered...

70 by Ganesh T S on 6/12/2011

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