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The Official GT683R/GT683DXR Owner's Lounge

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Keith, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Keith

    Keith Notebook Evangelist

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    GT683R-242US

    MSRP: $1,599.99

    • Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM Processor
    • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit
    • 15.6" Full HD Display (16:9; 1920 x 1080)
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560M discrete graphics (DDR5 1.5GB VRAM)
    • Accelerated performance with MSI TDE Technology
    • MSI Cooler Boost Technology
    • Dynaudio Premium Sound Speakers
    • THX TruStudio PRO™ provides excellent surround sound effect
    • 1TB hard drive with Raid 0
    • 12GB DDR3 system memory
    • USB 3.0 for high speed data transfer
    • HDMI 1.4 (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output
    • Built-in 720p HD webcam
    • 802.11 b/g/ n Wireless LAN with Bluetooth



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    Intense gaming at blistering fast speeds, introducing the new MSI Gaming Series! The all-new MSI GT683R packs a powerful punch with the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor and NVIDIA’s high performance DirectX 11- capable GeForce® GTX560M graphics processor. Now you can experience advanced tessellation and faster graphics rendering with your DirectX 11 gaming. Supercharge your game play with MSI TDE, a built-in Overclocking feature, instantly giving you extreme power with just a push of a button.



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    The Latest 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
    With the most advanced 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, the GT683R delivers incredible performance and responsiveness with enhanced media capabilities for a new seamless visual experience. Optimized performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Maximize speed for dynamic applications with Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology which accelerates processor clock speed to enhance your workload. So you'll move faster when multitasking and get more accomplished in less time. Quickly Edit and Transcoding Videos/Music Intel latest CPU Boost brings better editing, decoding and encoding acceleration, new platform brings breakthrough on media processing for 200% faster on creating, editing, transcoding, syncing or sharing videos and music. Great Gains for Better Gaming Engines Not only bring better visual quality, but also get an incredible improvement in gaming performance; users could use higher resolution and better artificial effects for game characters and realistic images for game worlds.





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    One-Touch Overclocking with MSI’s Exclusive Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) Technology & Exclusive Cooler Boost Technology
    MSI Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) Technology is the world's No.1 turbo technology. With MSI TDE Technology, you can experience faster response time and efficient real-time data processing. MSI’s Cooler Boost Technology provides powerful cooling capabilities by boosting the airflow, maintaining the GT683R at a lower overall temperature when the fighting heats up.




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    Exclusive 4 SO-DIMM Design Easily Doubles Performance & Dual HDD In RAID 0Delivers Accelerated Performance
    Provides you more flexibility to upgrade memory capacity (16GB max). Never again will memory issues affect your gaming experience. *2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor supports max 4 SO-DIMMs (4GB x4 slots) With dual SATA hard drives in Raid 0, you can experience vastly increased file reading and writing speed, along with a massive 1TB storage space for all your favorite movies and games.




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    Dynaudio Premium Sound Technology
    To create an authentic sound on notebooks, MSI and Dynaudio, the world renowned professional acoustic brand, have come up with a truly awe-inspiring speaker system integrated into the GT683R chassis. For serious gamers who demand extreme audio performance, the GT683R is the best and only choice!




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    THX TruStudio PRO™ Provides Excellent Surround Sound Effect
    THX TruStudio Pro is specially designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios— to the PC. THX TruStudio Pro provides the latest groundbreaking technologies that are products of years of collective experience and research by Creative and THX. Together, these technologies deliver the fullest audio experience for music, movies and games, while remaining true to the source and intention of the artists who created it.



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    GT683DXR-423US

    MSRP: $1,699.99


    • Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM Processor
    • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit
    • 15.6" Full HD Display (16:9; 1920 x 1080)
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 570M discrete graphics (DDR5 1.5GB VRAM)
    • Accelerated performance with MSI TDE Technology
    • MSI Cooler Boost Technology
    • Dynaudio Premium Sound Speakers
    • THX TruStudio PRO™ provides excellent surround sound effect
    • 1TB hard drive in Raid 0
    • 12GB DDR3 system memory
    • USB 3.0 for high speed data transfer
    • HDMI 1.4 (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output
    • Built-in 720p HD webcam
    • 802.11 b/g/ n Wireless LAN with Bluetooth



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    Intense gaming at blistering fast speeds, introducing the new MSI Gaming Series! The all-new MSI GT683DXR packs a powerful punch with the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor and NVIDIA’s high performance DirectX 11- capable GeForce® GTX570M graphics processor. Now you can experience advanced tessellation and faster graphics rendering with your DirectX 11 gaming. Supercharge your game play with MSI TDE, a built-in Overclocking feature, instantly giving you extreme power with just a push of a button.



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    The Latest 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
    With the most advanced 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, the GT683DXR delivers incredible performance and responsiveness with enhanced media capabilities for a new seamless visual experience. Optimized performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Maximize speed for dynamic applications with Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology which accelerates processor clock speed to enhance your workload. So you'll move faster when multitasking and get more accomplished in less time. Quickly Edit and Transcoding Videos/Music Intel latest CPU Boost brings better editing, decoding and encoding acceleration, new platform brings breakthrough on media processing for 200% faster on creating, editing, transcoding, syncing or sharing videos and music. Great Gains for Better Gaming Engines Not only bring better visual quality, but also get an incredible improvement in gaming performance; users could use higher resolution and better artificial effects for game characters and realistic images for game worlds.




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    One-Touch Overclocking with MSI’s Exclusive Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) Technology & Exclusive Cooler Boost Technology
    MSI Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) Technology is the world's No.1 turbo technology. With MSI TDE Technology, you can experience faster response time and efficient real-time data processing. MSI’s Cooler Boost Technology provides powerful cooling capabilities by boosting the airflow, maintaining the GT683DXR at a lower overall temperature when the fighting heats up.




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    Exclusive 4 SO-DIMM Design Easily Doubles Performance & Dual HDD In RAID 0Delivers Accelerated Performance
    Provides you more flexibility to upgrade memory capacity (16GB max). Never again will memory issues affect your gaming experience. *2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor supports max 4 SO-DIMMs (4GB x4 slots) With dual SATA hard drives in Raid 0, you can experience vastly increased file reading and writing speed, along with a massive 1TB storage space for all your favorite movies and games.




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    Dynaudio Premium Sound Technology
    To create an authentic sound on notebooks, MSI and Dynaudio, the world renowned professional acoustic brand, have come up with a truly awe-inspiring speaker system integrated into the GT683R chassis. For serious gamers who demand extreme audio performance, the GT683R is the best and only choice!




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    THX TruStudio PRO™ Provides Excellent Surround Sound Effect
    THX TruStudio Pro is specially designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios— to the PC. THX TruStudio Pro provides the latest groundbreaking technologies that are products of years of collective experience and research by Creative and THX. Together, these technologies deliver the fullest audio experience for music, movies and games, while remaining true to the source and intention of the artists who created it.



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    Official MSI GT683 Series Downloads

    BIOS

    Drivers

    Utilities

    Manual




    Official MSI GT683DX Series Downloads

    BIOS

    Drivers

    Utilities

    Manual



    At the suggestion of -=$tR|k3r=- , I figured I would create an Owner's Lounge. I received my 683DXR today, and it is awesome! :) Feel free to post benchmarks, pics, or just discuss anything and everything about these models. I will most likely update this OP as we go along.

    Hopefully this thread will be a resource of information for those that have one of these, or are considering purchasing one in the future. :D

    Attached to this post are screenshots of 3D Mark 06, Vantage, and 3D Mark 11. All tests were done at a GPU clock of 700 (Core) 1400 (Shader) 1800 (Memory) with a 2720qm CPU. The driver version was 275.50. I had to modify the .inf file to allow for the installation of the driver. No other changes were made to the driver package other than adding the Device ID to the .inf file

    Vantage was also run with Physx disabled.
     

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  2. Rahul

    Rahul Wanna get the LG G Flex 2

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    Congrats, I'm eying the model myself, I'd like to buy a laptop before next month for a trip. Would you be working on a review, benchmarks, pictures, etc. yourself? Curious how much you paid for it and where you got it from. I'm surprised you already got it today, when did you order it?
     
  3. Meaker

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  4. Keith

    Keith Notebook Evangelist

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    Not sure what I'm going to do yet as far as benchmarks and whatnot. I don't have alot of games, so it would probably be synthetic benchmarks. Not to mention, the machine isn't stock anymore. I put in a 2720 for the CPU.

    I paid $1599 for it at NewEgg. Here's the link: Newegg.com - MSI G Series GT683DXR-423US Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 15.6" 12GB Memory DDR3 1TB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M DDR5

    They're currently out of stock though. I think they only had 5 in stock to begin with.

    Without pics, I can tell you that I got 12400 in Vantage and 3400 in 3D Mark 11 with a overclock of 700/1400/1800 on the GPU. This was with the 275.50 drivers that I modified the inf to allow for installation.
     
  5. Keith

    Keith Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks Meaker for the links!
     
  6. mrluis

    mrluis Notebook Geek

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    Congrats. Cant wait for mg dxr also. I ordered it on xotic pc.
     
  7. mrluis

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    Question: should i go with the ic diamond or the stock thermal will be fine? Im planning to play starcraft 2 and crysis everyday. Thanks
     
  8. al3azef

    al3azef Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello Owners of GT683DXR,

    I am planning to get this laptop next week. Please, can you provide us with very comprehensive review (I don't care to much about benchmarks as I am not a heavy gamer :) ).
     
  9. Rahul

    Rahul Wanna get the LG G Flex 2

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    In your situation, I would look at reviews of the older GT680 laptops. Really the only difference between them and this is a 560m vs 570m GPU. All the other features should be identical.
     
  10. ichime

    ichime Notebook Elder

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    Can anyone open up their system and take a picture of the actual card (the 570M)? :D
     
  11. midzi

    midzi Notebook Guru

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    Not only one:

    Differences GT680 vs GT683:
    - much better display (B156HW01 V5 vs LP156WF1-TLC1)
    - less flexy keyboard (only AWSD area has still more visible flexing)
    - better score in Battery Reader's Test (4,5h vs 5,5h)
    - newer BIOS

    Differences GT683 vs GT683DX:
    - better GPU (GTX 560M vs 570M)
    - larger and more efficient AC (150W vs 180W)
    - newer BIOS, which runs AC 180W

    Keith1341. maybe one more 3DMark Vantage score with psyhx off mode ? :)
    Can you post your monitor ID from Monitor Asset Manager?
     
  12. s0ysauce45

    s0ysauce45 Notebook Evangelist

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    Does this have the steelseries keyboard also?
     
  13. midzi

    midzi Notebook Guru

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    Not, only GT780 has got SS keyboard, but I prefer GT68x's keyboard. Less waving, less flexy and no troubles with backlit.

    Tested three of them.
     
  14. s0ysauce45

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    Hmm I see. I'm debating between the gt68x and gt78x. One one hand I want the portability of a 15 inch but the 17 inch seems more financially efficient.
     
  15. dave-p

    dave-p Notebook Deity

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    I been happy with my 16F2 barebones version

    Will post scores soon

    Have the B156HW01 V5 AUO display in this one.

    Attached some photos of the barebone unit
     

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    I got the LG one, so looks like it is as usual random depending on who had supply.
     
  17. Tim4

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    I've got same display. Very nice one IMO!
     
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    midzi Notebook Guru

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    Here is my Vanatge score P 10156

    I have to dl the newer version and run the test again

    added second vantage score with psyx disabled and CPUz and GPUz screen shots as well
     

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