GT72/GT72S and GT80/GT80S Owners GPU Upgrade Discussion

Discussion in 'MSI' started by hmscott, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. KommandantKavu

    KommandantKavu Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    5
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    26
    I'll correct myself: *"Are they taller than the GT80's?" (hmscott was discussing side-views.) -- The answer seems to be a resounding yes no matter which thing you're measuring. :)

    Also fair, however, a bit unnecessary in this particular situation. You tend to be very thorough, which I appreciate greatly, but I felt like you were dropping the gauntlet when I had very generic questions about your personal recollection or purposeful omission of the 1070SLI.

    Much of this stuff I understand, I just haven't had any personal recent examples where I felt like I was absolutely 'enraged' and hated my choice in SLI.

    I digress..

    That being said, currently scoping out the 1070SLI in it's GT73/GT83 variants.. Presuming I don't succumb to going the full-monty with the 1080's..
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 13, 2016
  2. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

    Reputations:
    7,087
    Messages:
    20,398
    Likes Received:
    25,149
    Trophy Points:
    931
    From the product specification pages for the GT80 and GT83:

    GT80 Dimensions 17.95" x 13.02" x 1.93"
    GT83 Dimensions (WxDxH) 458 x 339 x 42~69 mm

    GT80S TITAN SLI (6TH GEN) (GTX 980M SLI)
    https://us.msi.com/Laptop/GT80S-TITAN-SLI-6th-Gen-GTX-980M-SLI.html#hero-specification

    GT83VR 6RF TITAN SLI
    https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GT83VR-6RF-Titan-SLI.html#hero-specification
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Egregious

    Reputations:
    3,227
    Messages:
    10,575
    Likes Received:
    1,564
    Trophy Points:
    581
    Nope it's not there. I sent MR an email requesting it, but if anyone has it, I'd appreciate it.
     
    hmscott likes this.
  4. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

    Reputations:
    7,087
    Messages:
    20,398
    Likes Received:
    25,149
    Trophy Points:
    931
    I don't think anyone has posted the last reply with the address yet... several people have posted this, but it doesn't have the shipping address. Please post it when you find it :)
    MSI_Contact.png

    You could try calling the City of Industry office numbers and ask directly:
    https://us.msi.com/about/contact-us

    USA
    MSI Computer Corp. (L.A. Office)
    • Address: 901 Canada Court, City of Industry, CA 91748
    • Tel: 1-626-913-0828
    • Technical Support:
      • AIO & Notebook : 1-888-447-6564 Hours: Mon-Fri (5:00AM - 7:00PM PST)
      • VGA & Motherboard : 1-626-271-1004 Hours: Mon-Fri (9:00AM - 6:00PM PST)
    • Customer Service / RMA : 1-626-271-1004
      Online Customer Service
    • Sales Department : USsales@msi.com
    • Marketing Department : usmarketing@msi.com
    • Rebate Center : Online Customer Service
    • FAX:
      Technical Support & RMA: 1-626-581-1551
      Sales & Marketing: 1-626-913-0818
      HR Department: 1-626-913-0819
      Accounting Department: 1-626-913-0897
      website: https://us.msi.com
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2016
    KommandantKavu likes this.
  5. specialist7

    specialist7 Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    374
    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    673
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Ship to:

    ATTN: GT Trade In

    Reference #:

    CS#:

    901 Canada Court

    City of Industry, CA 91748
     
    hmscott likes this.
  6. Caddyman

    Caddyman Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    6
    So I am one of the people skipping this upgrade and taking the next 11xx gpu upgrade when it comes. This is the response I got from Ming on the issue of the cost of that in relation of our current laptops.

    "The Trade-In-Program is not based on the value of unit, it’s based of the similar specs with a new GPU. All laptops are treated equally. As for the Next GPU upgrade, it will be the 11xx series. Not sure If NVidia will call it Volta or something else. Yes, You may skip this upgrade and go for the next upgrade. We currently do not know the price of the new GPU upgrade cost yet. It could higher, lower, or the same as this offer. To be honest, it really depends on Nvidia."

    If that is the case then upgrading later should be the same cost if you upgrade now and then again or just skip this one and upgrade next time. Just as it always would have if we could upgrade our GPUs.
     
    hmscott and specialist7 like this.
  7. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

    Reputations:
    7,087
    Messages:
    20,398
    Likes Received:
    25,149
    Trophy Points:
    931
    Sounds great, please let us know what you end up getting and how you like it :)
     
  8. gh0stx

    gh0stx Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I lost track of the thread. Is there change for the master list for USA price of upgrade from and to?
    last email I receive with price was the first one,
    ex.
    GT72 with 970m for $600 to upgrade to GT72VR Dominator w/GTX 1060

    I have GT72S with 970m, don't know if there is a new list that acknowledged the 6820HK rather than 6700HQ.

    Thanks
     
    hmscott likes this.
  9. specialist7

    specialist7 Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    374
    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    673
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Nah, it was the same for me.. I had the 6820HK w/ 970M and they gave me:

    GT72VR - 6700HQ - 1060 - $600
    GT72VR - 6700HQ - 1070/120Hz - $800
    GT73VR - 6820HK - 1070/120Hz - $1000

    I was going to jump on the GT72VR then I was like... I like my OC'd CPU... And my extra m2 slots. So a direct upgrade to us is technically the GT73VR of you want to keep the CPU and features.. though you lose out on the DVD/br drives if you used one.

    The 6700HQ is alright if all you do is gaming but if you do a lot of media/encoding/rendering/streaming that uses a lot of CPU, you'll benefit from ocing it. And the extra cooling from for the 1070. If they never took out any of the other features inclduing the mux switch I would have gone with the GT72VR but they took so much out to make it the lower tier of the GT series.
     
    hmscott, briedfox and MiSJAH like this.
  10. gh0stx

    gh0stx Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Well thats a bummer. Don't know if i should wait for the 11 series. Maybe by then my laptop trade in value would be insignificant at all though sadly
     
    hmscott likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page