The MSI GT76 Titan is a "PC killer" that breaks down barriers

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A real beast.

Last week, the Polish branch of MSI, located in Wrocław, presented journalists with the capabilities of a laptop MSI GT76 Titan. What I saw is at least intriguing.

There is an opinion among fierce players that the only legitimate gaming machine is desktop computer, of course because of the versatility and the ability to replace components. It's hard to disagree, but the actions of companies such as MSI are pushing the boundaries and showing that "you can just". A great example is the GT76 Titan – a portable computer (although its weight and dual power supply strongly limit mobility) with Intel Core i9 desktop processor with impressive performance.

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Before you start to complain about the price of this computer … yes, I am aware that it is crazy. But not the price is all about demonstration of the capabilities of Taiwanese engineers. By the way, let me remind you that GT76 Titan costs in Poland about usd 19,000… quite a few. At the same time, for a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Intel Core i9, 32 GB RAM and Radeon Pro Vega 20 graphics with 4 GB you have to pay a similar amount. The performance difference in favor of MSI is simply gigantic, but keep in mind that it's equipment from a slightly different category.

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MSI GT76 Titan is a real giant

If you expect to be able to enclose the desktop processor in a slim housing, forget it. The housing is really the right size and there is no surprise (the whole weighs 4.2 kg). You probably know perfectly well what cooling in a traditional computer needs Intel Core i9-9900K overclocked to 5.0 GHz on all 8 cores.

To control the heat generated, MSI has prepared a technology Cooler Boost Titan. Cooling is ensured by a 4-fan and 11-pipe system that is able to generate the right air flow. The heat is removed from 3 sides through ventilation holes made of carbon fiber. Of course, the computer is noisy at high loads, and the noise of the fans does not let you forget about yourself. Only putting on headphones that suppress the ambient sounds will take the player into the world of comfortable gameplay.

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At the bottom, the MSI GT76 Titan cooling system can be seen through the perforated cover

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The aluminum housing inspired by the insight of sports cars raises admiration (which can be seen especially when looking at the back of the computer where there are large air outlets), but above all 17.3-inch screen slightly forward. The whole looks very modern due to the narrow frames and the resolution UHD (3840×2160) guarantees great sharpness of the presented image. Deciding to buy the GT76 Titan we will receive a panel with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, an optional 240 Hz screen is also available.

There are no compromises when it comes to components. The computer can be armed with up to 128 GB of RAM, 3 M.2 SSD + 1 2.5 "SATA HDD disks, there are also 4 USB 3.2 ports, 1x Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen2 / DP / Thunderbolt 3), 1x Type- C USB 3.2, 1 x RJ45, headphone connector (HiFi / SPDIF), Mini DisplayPort, memory card reader, etc. Top graphics are responsible for the graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with 8 GB GDDR6 memory.

The housing shines with the ubiquitous Mystic Light lighting, which more mature players can be a bit annoying, but the manufacturer does not want to stand out from the market, and studies show that such design simply has its supporters.

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MSI shows that a powerful gaming "stationer" can be replaced with a notebook. MSI GT76 Titan is equipment for demanding players expecting uncompromising performance. The notebook will certainly work well in the creative industry, where powerful computing power is at a premium.

The fact is that the price for a notebook at the level of nearly usd 20,000 sounds a bit absurd, but the technologies used and the specification itself partly justify it. We live in times where consumers decide to buy smartphones for 5-7 thousand. usd so the expenditure of several thousand on a top computer is no longer a big surprise.