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MSI GT83 Series

MSI GT83VR 7RF-206 Titan SLIProcessor: Intel Core i7 6820HK, Intel Core i7 6820HQ, Intel Core i7 6920HQ, Intel Core i7 7820HK, Intel Core i7 7920HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
Display: 18.4 inch
Weight: 4.5kg, 5.5kg
Price: 3730, 4000, 4800, 5500 euro
Average Score: 82.81% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 37 reviews)
price: 66%, performance: 97%, features: 79%, display: 80%
mobility: 42%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 68%

 

MSI GT83VR-6RF-64SR451

The latest GT83VR is built to capture the heart of gamers. Codenamed the “Titan”, it is powered by the latest GeForce GTX 10 series graphics. The GT83VR casts an imposing figure at first sight in particular with its prominent air vents at the back of the machine. The monstrous-racing design shouts 'Gaming' the moment it is turned on. Its dimensions measure 458 x 339 x 42~69 mm and it weighs a hefty 5.5 kg (with battery). Its chunkiness reigns over the likes of Acer’s Predator Series or even its rival sibling, the GT72VR. The keyboard which is illuminated with red backlight emits a menacing red glow under dim conditions. The silver lining printed keys are capable of being subject to long-term wear and tear. It boasts a whooping 18.4-inch FHD IPS display, which delivers true-to-life viewing experience. With the True Color technology and the True Color profile, colors are displayed in higher accuracy. Sound quality is equally superb as it is enhanced with Sound by Dynaudio 4 + 1 Speaker System, which offers high definition sound technology. Similar to the GT72VR, the Titan is built VR Technology-ready. With the one-click VR solution, gamers can immerse themselves in a mind-blowing virtual reality, gaming experience. Powered by the latest 6th generation Intel Core i7 processors, the capacity of the GT83VR to play demanding games is top-notch. It supports up to 64 GB DDR4 RAM and comes with a 1 TB HDD and a 512 GB SSD. The Killer DoubleShot Pro technology, a software enhancement in all MSI gaming laptops, kills out unnecessary performance lags. Again MSI outperforms its rivals in the temperature control technology on the Titan. Users may also opt for easy overclocking with the MSI SHIFT Technology. The exclusive SHIFT Technology pushes the system clock speeds to the extreme while minimizing noise and temperature. The ability to keep the machine exceptionally cool is boosted by triple fans with 15 heat pipes. The Titan is also packed with connectivity options, which include six USB 3.0 /3.1 gen. 1 ports, a USB 3.1 gen. 2 port, an HDMI port, two DisplayPorts, a Kensington Lock, and a card reader. Networking is enabled both by WiFi and Bluetooth. It comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home. In a clash of the titans, the GT83VR certainly emerges fast and powerful albeit with a steep price tag. Its dimensions and weight certainly are not suitable for portability, but if for some reason a 18.4" screen laptop is needed, there aren't many laptops that can beat the MSI GT83VR-6RF-64SR451. It is certainly a beastly gaming machine. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

MSI GT83VR-6RF-64SR451Notebook: MSI GT83VR-6RF-64SR451
Processor: Intel Core i7 6920HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4.5kg
Price: 5500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GT83VR-6RF-64SR451 (Model)

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Average Score: 87.5% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

85% MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI GTX 1080 Laptop Review
Source: Kitguru English
The latest MSI Titan SLI is deeply impressive. However, it is clear the dual GTX 1080 GPUs have pushed the air cooling system to its limits. While the coolers have little trouble keeping the hardware below 90 degrees they can only do this by spinning the turbines at quite a rate and the consequence is noise. Lots of noise. As a portable solution, the Titan makes better sense than Asus GX800VH. But even so, it is big and heavy and you need to lug two large power bricks wherever you go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% MSI GT83VR Titan SLI Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MSI GT83VR Titan SLI delivers awesome speed and power with an excellent mechanical keyboard and upgradeable chassis that stand alone in the category.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI
Source: Hexus English
Nvidia has reinvigorated the high-end laptop scene with the launch of its GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 mobile GPUs. Offering practically the full might of their add-in-card counterparts, the new GeForce range blurs the line between desktop and mobile gaming.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2016

Foreign Reviews

MSI zeigt Gaming-Notebook mit zwei Grafikkarten
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2016

 

MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI

Specifications

MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan SLINotebook: MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI
Processor: Intel Core i7 6920HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4.5kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 80.67% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

80% MSI GT83VR review
Source: CNet English
The barely portable MSI GT83VR, with dual graphics cards and a desktop-style mechanical keyboard, is for the gamer who wants something different and is willing to pay for it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Portátil Gaming MSI GT83VR Titan SLI + HTC Vive
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; large screen; good cooling system; excellent speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2016
78% Test : MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan, un PC portable gaming comme on en voit rarement
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 100% display: 50% mobility: 20%
Test MSI GT83VR Titan SLI - GeForce GTX 1080 SLI w laptopie!
Source: PurePC Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Great sound quality; good cooling system. Negative: Noisy under load; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2016
84% Обзор ноутбука MSI GT83VR 6RE Titan SLI: две GTX 1080 и механическая клавиатура
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 84%
Msi GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI – Титановый Король
Source: Notebook-Center.ru
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance. Negative: Heavy and bulky; short battery life; noisy under loads; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/17/2017
Игровой ноутбук MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: High gaming performance; powerful hardware. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2016
MSI GT83VR Titan SLI
Source: Tweak.dk DA→EN
Positive: High gaming performance; fast system; powerful hardware; excellent display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2017

 

MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451

Specifications

MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451Notebook: MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 2x 8192 MB
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 5.5kg
Price: 3730 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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87.1% MSI GT83VR 6RE Titan SLI Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Superlative. If the price is not important and you want the maximum amount of performance, the MSI GT83VR is currently the best solution for fans of desktop replacements. The 18-inch gaming laptop is equipped with two Pascal GPUs in an SLI system. The other components are also state of the art. Our review will show whether the cooling system can handle demanding 3D workloads.

 

MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451Titan SLI

Specifications

MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451Titan SLINotebook: MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451Titan SLI
Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop)
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4.5kg
Price: 4000 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI review – has the desktop performance cliché just been shattered?
Source: Laptop Media English
MSI GT83VR Titan isn’t for the masses. MSI GT83VR Titan is more like “Look what we can do”. We’re sure that the folks at MSI don’t think that GT83VR will become a great hit – its purpose is just to show that they have one of the best engineers out there and they can lead the market. MSI GT83VR Titan SLI has unmatchable performance (for a notebook) and we know that even though the price/performance ratio is far from the best, there will be many users who have more than enough money and just want to have the fastest notebook on the market. In case you’re one of them, the machine is great. GT83VR Titan has the best cooling system we’ve ever tested and really takes advantage of the pair of GTX 1070s / 1080s and the Core i7-6820HK processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2016
90% MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI
Source: T Break English
As for the gaming performance, the MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI’s dual GPUs were able to almost keep up with the desktop cards with just a difference of 6-8fps on average (Single GPU, 1080p). But for SLI benchmarks, the desktop cards again fared ahead on 1080p resolution. We know these cards are much more capable for higher resolutions. Interestingly, the GTX 1080s on the MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI performed more or less the same as the desktop cards for 4K resolutions (SLI mode).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 75% performance: 100% features: 95% workmanship: 95%

Foreign Reviews

Ревю на MSI GT83VR Titan SLI – клишето за производителността на настолните компютри е минало?
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; high performance; comfortable keyboard; excellent display. Negative: Very heavy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2016

 

MSI GT83VR 6RF-011ES TITAN SLI

Specifications

MSI GT83VR 6RF-011ES TITAN SLINotebook: MSI GT83VR 6RF-011ES TITAN SLI
Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 5.5kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% MSI GT83VR Titan SLI Review: A powerful gaming PC replacement
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
The MSI GT83VR Titan SLI isn't a gaming laptop, it is a monstrously powerful compact gaming desktop that is meant for serious gamers who do not want to be meddled with a wide selection of peripherals, yet wanting the flexibility to transport it around and enjoy desktop class performance whenever they go, it shows impressive performance in every dimension and you will definitely not miss using a desktop. The GT83 will cost you RM20,999, which isn't exactly a friendly price tag for most people out there, but considering that you get to have these powerful hardware in a laptop form factor, I would have to say that the GT83 is pretty much unrivalled and it is a reasonable price tag to pay for.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 30% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Portátil para juegos 18,4": MSI GT83VR 6RF-011ES TITAN SLI
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; elegant design; excellent display; good speakers. Negative: Relatively thick and heavy; noisy under load; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2016

 

MSI GT83VR-6RF-028UK

Specifications

MSI GT83VR-6RF-028UKNotebook: MSI GT83VR-6RF-028UK
Processor: Intel Core i7 6920HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4.5kg
Price: 4800 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% MSI GT83VR 6RF-028UK GTX 1080 SLI Laptop Review
Source: Kitguru English
The ‘Titan’ moniker is iconic in the world of technology – Nvidia have used it to great effect for many years now and after MSI released their first Titan laptop back in 2014, the name has become synonymous with cutting edge hardware. My colleague Leo has already taken a look at the GT83VR 6RF for the KitGuru TV channel, but today I analyse it in more detail for the main site. This laptop features a massive 18.4 FHD inch panel, 64GB of DDR4 memory, full mechanical keyboard, Core i7 6920HQ and dual Nvidia GTX 1080’s running in SLi.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI GT83VR 7RF-230FR Titan SLI

Specifications

MSI GT83VR 7RF-230FR Titan SLINotebook: MSI GT83VR 7RF-230FR Titan SLI
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 5.5kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Review: MSI GT83VR 7RF Titan SLI gaming laptop
Source: PC Authority English
It might be the world’s most powerful gaming laptop, yet the choice of a low resolution, low refresh rate display is puzzling to say the least. If all you care about is stratospheric frame rates, then it’s a fine solution, but it seems a shame to waste all that horsepower on a HD resolution. Hopefully the next version has a 2560 x 1440, 120Hz panel at the least.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Test MSI GT83VR
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI GT83VR 7RF-206 Titan SLI

The MSI GT83VR 7RF-206 Titan SLI is the world's first gaming laptop to feature a keyboard with Cherry MX Speed Switches for faster fragging. This laptop is also one of the first gaming rigs to ship with Intel's 7th-generation Kaby Lake processor. It even packs dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs in the SLI configuration. Because these are 10-Series GPUs, it's a given that the Titan is VR-ready. As for storage, the laptop packs a 512GB PCI-e SSD in a Super-RAID-4 configuration and a 1TB 7,200-rpm hard drive that is capable of duplicating 4.97 GB of multimedia files in 5 seconds. The Titan is just as big as it is beautiful. Clad in brushed aluminum, the 13.1-pound, 16.9 x 12.4 x 1.7~2.5-inch rig cuts an imposing, desk-monopolizing figure. The front of the laptop features an inviting sheen of the notebook's aluminum lid, which is accented with a pair of glowing red darts, a backlit dragon sigil, and a gleaming chrome MSI label. The rear vents are rimmed in red aluminum and have an alluring glow. Opening the lid reveals a large mechanical keyboard and a digital touch/number pad occupying the space where users would normally find a palm rest. That just leaves the large dragon-etched panel at the top. As cool as it looks, it is not simply for show. Users can remove this piece to access the RAM and solid-state drives.

MSI has swapped the Titan's Cherry MX Brown switches on the mechanical keyboard for Cherry Speed Silver switches, making it the first and only gaming laptop with this feature. Cherry claims these switches are shallower than others, so that gamers don't have to press down as hard to shoot or move. The Speed Silver switches have 3.4 mm of travel, which is a little deeper than the 3.1-mm Brown switches. The laptop features an 18.4-inch, 1920 x 1080 IPS display, which serves up plenty of vivid hues and crisp detail. The Titan's eye-catching display is a result of its ability to reproduce 114 percent of the sRGB gamut. However, in terms of brightness, the panel only manages to average 295 nits. As for battery life, dual-wielding GPUs require a lot of power. It was not surprising to find that the Titan can only last a little more than 2 hours. Booming bass and warm, clear mids and highs await from the Titan's powerful Dynaudio speakers and bottom-mounted subwoofer. The speakers of this laptop deliver crisp cymbals, deep lows and lilting vocals on upbeat tracks. The notebook also includes the software Nahimic 2, which allows users to toggle through its many presets, namely Music, Comm, Movie, Shooter, Strategy, Role Play, and Racing. The laptop is furthermore overflowing with ports and slots. This includes 5 USB-3.0 ports, a full-size HDMI port, a Thunderbolt 3 port, and even a DisplayPort. The MSI GT83VR 7RF-206 Titan SLI is as hardcore as it can get for a gaming laptop. There are not many competitors in the market. The only let-down are its relatively low screen resolution and brightness.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

MSI GT83VR 7RF-206 Titan SLINotebook: MSI GT83VR 7RF-206 Titan SLI
Processor: Intel Core i7 7920HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 2x 8192 MB
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 5.5kg
Price: 5500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 83.5% - good

Average of 8 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

84.1% MSI GT83VR 7RF (7920HQ, GTX 1080 SLI, Full HD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
A study in what is possible. With the 18-inch GT83VR 7RF, the gaming expert MSI shows what is currently technically possible (in terms of performance) in the notebook segment. Intel's most powerful mobile Kaby Lake processor is accompanied by two Pascal GPUs. However, the price is as extreme as the speed: over 5000 Euros (~$5600) makes the GT83VR 7RF an expensive toy for enthusiasts.
84% MSI GT83VR review: A beast of an 18.4″ gaming laptop with a beast of a price tag to match!
Source: Techaeris English
The MSI GT83VR 7RF Titan SLI is highly specced out which, at a cost, offers up unparalleled gaming performance from a laptop. Don’t let the lower overall score fool you, after all the poor battery performance drags it down. This is one beast of a gaming laptop if you have the cash to spare.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90%
84% MSI GT83VR review: A beast of an 18.4″ gaming laptop with a beast of a price tag to match!
Source: Techaeris English
The MSI GT83VR 7RF Titan SLI is highly specced out which, at a cost, offers up unparalleled gaming performance from a laptop. Don’t let the lower overall score fool you, after all the poor battery performance drags it down. This is one beast of a gaming laptop if you have the cash to spare.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90%
MSI GT83VR Titan preview: Gaming monster with a roar
Source: Pocket Lint English
Unsurprisingly, given the beauty of the design and the specs, it garnered a Best Choice Award at Computex this year as well.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/02/2017
MSI GT83VR Titan preview: Gaming monster with a roar
Source: Pocket Lint English
Unsurprisingly, given the beauty of the design and the specs, it garnered a Best Choice Award at Computex this year as well.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/02/2017
MSI GT83VR Titan SLI
Source: PC Mag English
You can check out the full review of the MSI GT83VR Titan SLI on our sister site, Computer Shopper, for all the benchmark numbers, but suffice to say that the system had no trouble playing 3D games at full HD resolution with all of the quality settings set to Ultra. Essentially you need an external 4K display to use the full potential of this gaming behemoth, which is the main drawback keeping it from earning our top accolades.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2017
MSI GT83VR Titan SLI
Source: PC Mag English
You can check out the full review of the MSI GT83VR Titan SLI on our sister site, Computer Shopper, for all the benchmark numbers, but suffice to say that the system had no trouble playing 3D games at full HD resolution with all of the quality settings set to Ultra. Essentially you need an external 4K display to use the full potential of this gaming behemoth, which is the main drawback keeping it from earning our top accolades.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2017
The MSI GT83VR Titan Review: 1080 Times 3
Source: AnandTech English
The GT83VR Titan is an upgrade over the original GT80 Titan. The newer components are faster, and the excellent chassis has stayed the same, but the competition, even from MSI’s own gaming laptops, has simply moved quicker than this 18.4-inch behemoth could keep up with, and that’s a shame, because it’s still a well-built, powerful system. It just needs a better display to justify the price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2017
The MSI GT83VR Titan Review: 1080 Times 3
Source: AnandTech English
The GT83VR Titan is an upgrade over the original GT80 Titan. The newer components are faster, and the excellent chassis has stayed the same, but the competition, even from MSI’s own gaming laptops, has simply moved quicker than this 18.4-inch behemoth could keep up with, and that’s a shame, because it’s still a well-built, powerful system. It just needs a better display to justify the price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2017
80% MSI GT83VR Titan SLI Review: GTX 1080 SLI!
Source: Techspot English
The biggest issue that will stop most people from buying the GT83VR is price. This laptop starts at $4,400 for a base model without an SSD, and to do this laptop justice with proper fast storage, you’ll need to spend more like $4,800. That’s a lot of money to spend on a single system, putting the GT83VR out of the reach of most consumers. We'd have found the price more palatable if a 4K or G-Sync display would have been part of the package. But ultimately, if you want the best possible hardware in a laptop form factor, I guess you need to pay a hefty premium.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GT83VR Titan SLI Review: GTX 1080 SLI!
Source: Techspot English
The biggest issue that will stop most people from buying the GT83VR is price. This laptop starts at $4,400 for a base model without an SSD, and to do this laptop justice with proper fast storage, you’ll need to spend more like $4,800. That’s a lot of money to spend on a single system, putting the GT83VR out of the reach of most consumers. We'd have found the price more palatable if a 4K or G-Sync display would have been part of the package. But ultimately, if you want the best possible hardware in a laptop form factor, I guess you need to pay a hefty premium.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GT83VR Titan SLI (2017) Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
In essence, to fully appreciate the GT83VR’s Titan SLI graphics cards, you’ll need to hook it up to a 4K display or a whole brace of 1080p ones. That rather defeats the purpose of getting a notebook by doing that, since it’s no longer a self-contained package once you plug in a display. This is made gawkier by the fact that the GT83VR is so big—you’ll need to mount your monitor up rather high to see over the GT83VR’s built-in display, or use the laptop with the screen folded shut and with an external keyboard and mouse. (In other words, just like a laptop-shaped conventional desktop.)
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GT83VR Titan SLI (2017) Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
In essence, to fully appreciate the GT83VR’s Titan SLI graphics cards, you’ll need to hook it up to a 4K display or a whole brace of 1080p ones. That rather defeats the purpose of getting a notebook by doing that, since it’s no longer a self-contained package once you plug in a display. This is made gawkier by the fact that the GT83VR is so big—you’ll need to mount your monitor up rather high to see over the GT83VR’s built-in display, or use the laptop with the screen folded shut and with an external keyboard and mouse. (In other words, just like a laptop-shaped conventional desktop.)
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% MSI GT83VR Titan SLI Review Editor's Choice
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MSI GT83VR Titan SLI is back with some new tricks up its sleeve. This gaming behemoth is the first in the world to feature Cherry MX Speed Silver switches, so you can spam out special moves that much faster. Even better, the Titan finally got with the program and got some customizable RGB backlighting. But this beast's beauty is more than skin-deep; it offers searing transfer speeds, impressive dual-GPU graphics power, a Kaby Lake processor and whisper-quiet fans.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% MSI GT83VR Titan SLI Review Editor's Choice
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MSI GT83VR Titan SLI is back with some new tricks up its sleeve. This gaming behemoth is the first in the world to feature Cherry MX Speed Silver switches, so you can spam out special moves that much faster. Even better, the Titan finally got with the program and got some customizable RGB backlighting. But this beast's beauty is more than skin-deep; it offers searing transfer speeds, impressive dual-GPU graphics power, a Kaby Lake processor and whisper-quiet fans.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Le MSI GT83 VR Titan prêt pour le Coffee Lake Intel Core i9-8950HK
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice performance; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/13/2018
Le MSI GT83 VR Titan prêt pour le Coffee Lake Intel Core i9-8950HK
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice performance; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/13/2018

 

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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).


These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop): Two high-end GTX 1080 graphics card combined in an SLI combination. The gaming performance depends on the SLI profile support for the used game and can range from nothing to nearly 90% gains compared to a single GTX 1080.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop): Two high-end GTX 1070 in SLI combination. The 3D performance depends on the driver support for the game and may range from 0 - 90% faster than a single GTX 1070.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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.  

6920HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.6820HK: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.6820HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.7820HK: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz. It is the second fastest model of the consumer H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake). Compared to the Core i7-7820HQ, the 7820HK lacks business features like vPro or TXT support.7920HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 3.1-4.1 GHz. It is the top model of the Kaby Lake H-series in the beginning of 2017 and therefore also the fastest mobile consumer processor. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake).
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

4.5 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

5.5 kg:


82.81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

MSI GT83VR 7RF-230FR Titan SLI
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus GX800VHK
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 10.4 kg
Asus GX800VH-XS79K
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 0 kg

Devices with the same GPU

MSI GT75 Titan 8RG-201UK
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 17.3", 4.6 kg
Origin PC EON17-SLX 2017
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Core i7 (Desktop) 7700K, 17.3", 5.4 kg
Eurocom Sky X9E3
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Core i7 (Desktop) 7700K, 17.3", 5.5 kg
Acer Predator 21 X GX21-71-74DP
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 21", 8.5 kg
Acer Predator 21 X
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 21", 9.1 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

MSI GF63 9SC-662
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Core i5 9300H, 15.6", 1.86 kg
MSI GT76 9SF-013
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 4.5 kg
MSI GL75 9SEK-074XES
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.5 kg
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SF-1037XES
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.6 kg
MSI GE75 Raider 8SG-059FR
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.6 kg
MSI GS65 9SF-445
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 1.88 kg
MSI GF63 9RC
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 9300H, 15.6", 1.86 kg
MSI GS63 Stealth 8RE-063XES
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.8 kg
MSI GE65 9SF-006
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), Core i9 9880H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI GL63 8SD-270XES
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI P75 Creator 9SE-279DE
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.3 kg
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SD-604ES
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.3 kg
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SE-660XES
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.6 kg
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC-039XES
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
MSI GS65 Stealth-666
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Core i9 9880H, 15.6", 1.97 kg
MSI GE63 Raider RGB-053
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.62 kg
MSI GE75 Raider 049-HID4-US
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 2.64 kg
MSI GE75 Raider 9SG-417
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.61 kg
MSI GS65 Stealth 8SE-037ES
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI GF62 8RE-041NL
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
MSI GS75 9SE-278 Stealth
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.25 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-10- 4 (Update: 2016-10- 4)