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MSI to unveil the GT680 at CES 2011, hailed as world’s fastest notebook

MSI will take the wraps off reportedly the world’s fastest notebook

This year’s CES is sure going to be fun. We have seen a lot of reports pouring in about manufacturers readying new and interesting devices for the mega event. Taiwan based Micro-Star International (MSI) is amongst one of those companies with something special for us. Note that there has not been much from this Taiwan based motherboard manufacturer of late – not even in the tablet market which has become sort of a rage these days among tech-savvy users.

Reportedly, MSI is going to release what the company promises to be the “the fastest notebook computer on the planet” - the GT680 gaming laptop, as part of their new launches this CES 2011. What makes MSI boast about this achievement is the 18,162 points scored using the PCMark Vantage benchmarking application- a score three times more than the average speed of high end gaming notebooks currently available. Although no concrete specifications are known of the laptop as yet, a top company official mentions that everything about this monster is the latest - Intel's latest quad core CPU, Nvidia GeForce's newest generation high end discrete graphics card, and four DDR3 memory slots (expandable to 16GB of memory) are some of the key components constituting the powerhouse. This sure leads us to believe that the Intel Core Sandy Bridge chips (to be unveiled in CES 2011 itself) will find a place in the GT680 and so will the Nvidia GeForce GT460M GPU.

It is also being said that the high-performance laptop will use a dual-drive architecture which boost read-write speed up to approximately 70%. What’s more, MSI’s “fastest notebook” claims are helped by its Turbo Drive Engine+ technology that overclocks both the CPU and the GPU simultaneously on pressing the Turbo hot key located above the keyboard.

We sure are excited as hell to know more about this MSI newbie, but for that we will have to wait for this year’s CES to begin.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2010-12-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)