Computex 2019 | The MSI GT76 Titan is the most powerful desktop-replacement laptop this year
We've been hearing about the MSI GT76 Titan for quite a while now and at Computex 2019, we managed to catch what could be the most powerful desktop-replacement this year, in action. The MSI GT76 Titan had been chosen for the Best Choice Golden award at Computex even before the proceedings began.
The MSI GT76 Titan features a desktop Intel Core i9-9900K that is overclocked on all eight cores to 5 GHz. Complimenting the overclocked CPU is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 desktop GPU. MSI showed off the GT76 Titan running Cinebench R15 and demonstrated the task manager running all cores at 5 GHz. Such powerful components require equally powerful cooling and MSI says that it is using a 4-fan 11-pipe cooling design that can generate 2.5x the airflow.
Also on offer is a 17.3-inch thin bezel 4K IPS-level display that covers 100% of the Adobe RGB color space. Up to 128 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM is supported along with space for a total of three PCIe NVMe SSDs (two of those can take M.2 SATA SSDs as well) and a regular 2.5-inch HDD.
Needless to say, connectivity options area aplenty. Networking is handled by the Killer E3000 Ethernet and Killer 1650 Wi-Fi 6 adapter. For I/O, you get an assortment of Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A and Type-C ports, HDMI 2.0, mini-DP 1.4, microSD card reader, line-in, and headphone-out.
The internals are suitably complimented by the suave exterior. The GT76's muscle power is defined by its design language with MSI modeling it after exotic sports cars. The rear features uniquely designed ventilation grills that not only aid in better cooling but also add to the overall visual appeal. The GT76 Titan has RGB lighting both on the keyboard and also at the base. The lighting can be controlled via MSI's Mystic Light utility.
At 4.5 kg, the MSI GT76 Titan is a behemoth notebook but the choice of components more than makes up for the heft. The laptop sports an aerodynamic look and combined with the metal mesh base, offers a potent combination of form and functionality.
Pricing and availability are yet to be announced.
Corrigendum: The previous version of the article incorrectly mentioned that the Cinebench R15 test was run by us. It was, in fact, demonstrated by MSI themselves to show off their all core 5 GHz boost. Article has been edited accordingly. Readers may kindly note the same.
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