GT72/GT72S and GT80/GT80S Owners GPU Upgrade Discussion

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

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Egregious

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    The more I think about it, I might end up just asking for something like the new GE75 RAIDER-286. It's $1999 with an i7-9750H, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe, RTX 2070.

    With the trade in that would be far enough below a grand that I could take it. Then maybe wait a couple years for the RTx 4000 series.

    I'll wait and see what the email they send out says though.
     
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    MSI trade in goes down for next generation release. So if they quote you for 8K series 9K series will be much lower.
     
  3. Kevin

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    Eh they are almost the same CPU, I'd have no problem with taking the SKU the 8750H if it's cheaper.

    There shouldn't be so many damn caveats at every turn of this though. I remember back when the program was promised to only cost whatever it would've been to upgrade the MXM GPU itself. Then they threw in laptop valuations and cosmetic damage deductions and all of this other ****.
     
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    Oh yeah i know what you mean, the 8750H and 9750H will actually perform similarly at the same clocks just the 9750H is clocked higher but subject to throttle with heat.
    If battery life and heat is of concern the 8750H would be the better choice.

    8750H
    4.1GHz [1 Core]
    4.0GHz [4 Cores]
    3.9GHz [6 Cores]

    9750H
    4.5Ghz [1 Core]
    4.2GHz [4 Cores]
    4.0GHz [6 Cores]


    I might consider with a lower GPU this time around since I put most of my gaming to my desktop anyway. I'll probably use the laptop more for VT/VM and testing.
     
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