MSI GT75 8RG-008ES Titan
Reviews for the MSI GT75 8RG-008ES Titan
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Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; full connectivity. Negative: Heavy; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2018
The GT75 8RG-008ES Titan is MSI's latest offering for the community of hardcore gamers. Why only hardcore gamers? Well, most probably because casual gamers will hesitate upon seeing the equally 'huge' price of this gaming beast. Let's also begin by saying that this is a relatively huge machine. Measuring 58 (H) x 428 (W) x 287 (L) mm, this Titan comes with a 17.3" Full-HD display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and weighs about 4.6 kilograms; it is certainly not an easy or light machine to lug around. The onboard mechanical keyboard, while tempting, must have added many extra grams to the machine. The MSI GT75 8RG-008ES Titan comes equipped with the new 2.6GHz 6-core Intel Core i7-8850H processor. It also houses the impressive and powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card with 8 GB of DDR5X RAM. If that is not enough, be prepared to be wowed by the massive 32 GB of RAM (upgradeable to 64 GB)! As for storage, it comes with a huge 512GB SSD and the standard 1TB HDD. The MSI GT75 8RG-008ES Titan also has a good number of ports, including one Thunderbolt USB-3.1 Type-C port, five USB-3.1 Type-A ports, one SD-card reader, one HDMI output and one mini DisplayPort output. In addition to a microphone and a separate headphone S/PDIF jack, it also has one line-in and one line-out jack. For connectivity, it has one 10Gbit Ethernet port as well as a dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 combo adapter.
As mentioned previously, the Titan comes with an RGB backlit mechanical keyboard, branded as the "Rapid Mechanical RGB Keyboard", that has a 25% faster trigger. With the SteelSeries Engine 3, the Titan also lets the user control the "Per-Key RGB Backlight" to customise every single key to their liking. As for the sound, the laptop comes with the Nahimic 3 audio technology that delivers 360 degrees of immersive audio experience that is just perfect for competitive and VR gaming. The speakers are also able to produce high-resolution, lossless audio with ESS Sabre HiFi DAC that audiophiles will appreciate. MSI is furthermore committed to helping gamers embrace an immersive gaming experience. With one HDMI output, one mini DisplayPort output and one Thunderbolt 3 Type-C port, the user will be able to extend the visuals to three external monitors simultaneously using MSI's Matrix Display and latest Surround Mode technologies. The laptop also comes with MSI’s very own cooling technology called the Cooler Boost TITAN; it uses dual fans and nine heat pipes for quick and constant cooling performance. This high-end gaming machine is definitely a Titan in its own class. Hardcore gamers will be able to milk all the power that the MSI GT75 8RG-008ES Titan comes with and still have some to spare. And like its name, the Titan may just live up to everyone's expectations.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop): Pascal based laptop graphics card using GDDR5 graphics memory. Should offer a similar performance to the deskto GTX 1080. However, there is also a more power efficient "Max-Q" version that performs worse than the normal GTX1080 and is used in thin and light laptops.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
8850H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.3 GHz (4.1 GHz with 4 cores, 4 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.
MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.