The Official MSI GT73VR Owners and Discussions Lounge

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  1. Kirenaj

    Kirenaj Notebook Consultant

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    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    Nice, what's the HWID of the screen in device manager?

    EDIT: Just saw it in the review: LG Philips LGD046E
     
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  3. Erchino

    Erchino Notebook Guru

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    Can the GT73VR switch between integrated and dedicated GPU like the GT72 could? I noticed there's a GPU function button on the right side, but none of the promotional material mentions it. Can this button be used to save battery? If so, how long is the battery?
     
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    I'd like to add here: Is there optimus tech in MSI systems?(I hope not).

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/MSI-GT72VR-6RE-015US-Notebook-Review.171103.0.html

    Isn't this a test of the new 120hz 5ms screen? Seems to me it's more like 20+ ms?
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    It seems there's a specific "wrinkle" to be aware of when getting a laptop with a non-G-sync certified screen.

    The BIOS needs to be aware of matching GPU's with screen, at the G-sync enablement level.

    If your screen is non-G-sync, it will most likely be shipped with a non-Gsync GPU. This is due to the BIOS needing both devices to be G-sync enabled to work as expected.

    A special BIOS would need to be made to match a non-Gsync certified display with a G-sync enabled GPU. And, that doesn't seem to be the case, the normal BIOS and a non-G-sync GPU will be matched with currently non-G-sync certified displays.

    non-G-sync meaning the internal display G-sync support isn't available - the external monitor G-sync works for all Nvidia GPU's of this generation.

    So be sure to get a fully G-sync enabled laptop, both display and GPU, or risk not having a G-sync enabled GPU.

    Even if the display does get certified and a BIOS/vbios update enables G-sync for the display, your GPU may not be G-sync enabled and therefore not work as expected.

    Verify all this with your seller before buying.

    Or wait for the display to get certified, and the BIOS updated to reflect this, so you can get a fully G-sync enabled laptop at order time.
     
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  6. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Another detail to be aware of, whichever model you get, make sure your particular unit actually has a 120hz screen before buying - which it looks like will be really tough to do without opening the box and powering on the laptop (see last response below):

    MSI False Advertising GT72VR 120HZ Display
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/msi-false-advertising-gt72vr-120hz-display.795077/

    How do you enable 120hz refresh rate on MSI GT72VR (1070 laptop)?
    https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/4y43ru/how_do_you_enable_120hz_refresh_rate_on_msi/

    "Hello,

    I bought the new GT72VR this evening, but I cannot find out how to turn on the 120hz refresh rate. The Nvidia Control Panel only shows 40hz and 60hz in the drop down menu, and I can't find anything in the MSI software, Windows, or in GeForce Experience/Control Panel. Is there something special I need to do? Otherwise MSI was completely lying about these things being 120hz."

    "On MSI's website it says:

    "17.3" Full HD (1920x1080), 120 Hz Refresh Rate and 5ms response time panel (Optional)"

    I suppose (Optional) means there are versions of this laptop without the 120hz monitor? Maybe you bought the wrong one? Where did you buy it from?"

    "I am about to buy the GT72VR. After some digging, I have come to the conclusion that there are 3 screen options: Normal, 120Hz and 4k. The problem is that I don't see how to identify them from the store product descriptions as none of them specify it, but I believe that at this moment they are all selling the normal one. I have contacted 2 stores and both said that they don't get that information from msi, so if you call msi please let us know what they tell you. It might be possible to identify the screen version by checking the full product code.

    EDIT: I have called MSI and they have told me that all the GT72VR have the 120Hz screen. This might apply to just Spain."

    So here's what they said: The cases all have generic stickers on it, and the 120hz feature has a little (optional) written under it in parentheses which means that the laptop doesn't necessarily have what's on the stickers and adverts. The support told me the website, their internal support team, the boxes and the computers themselves have no marking on whether or not this particular model actually does the advertised 120hz or not. He's going to call me back tomorrow to let me know definitively that my laptop doesn't have 120hz, and which product model markings 100% have the 120hz display."
     
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  7. Nikaidoboss

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    So does the GT73VR have G-Sync or not ?
    Can you use an external monitor with G-Sync with GT73VR as well or not ?
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Here's the model landing page for the GT73VR, pick the model you want, go to the Specification page, and see what Display options have G-sync.
    https://us.msi.com/search/GT73VR/product/1

    Then when you order, verify with the seller that the box they are shipping you says on it - on the detailed inventory sticker on the side of the box - that the display resolution is correct and that G-sync is indeed in the display description line.

    If the specifications for the model / display you want doesn't say G-sync, it doesn't have G-sync :)
     
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    Where is it
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Just as a hint, next time give me time to review my post so I can edit it to correct anything wrong or missing, which I have now done :)

    https://us.msi.com/search/GT73VR/product/1
     
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