***The Official MSI GT80 Titan Owner's Lounge***

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  1. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Consultant

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    In my case, it's not worth upgrading. I find the 980m very fast, it flies.

    Maybe later down the road, when 1080 becomes cheaper. Right now it's just not cost-effective. What is wrong with 980m - nothing.
     
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    In my case the upgrade from 2x 980m to 1x 1080 is really only a minor reason. The roughly 15% performance gain wouldn't be worth the price. However, if you look at it from a wider angle, there are advantages beyond the graphics performance. The whole new chipset with better support of fast(er) ram, the whole new six core 8950HK unlocked processor which should be roughly 50% faster than Kaby Lake one (and probably 75%, if not more, faster than the Skylake 6820HK that I have) and also extended warranty which was running out on my old laptop. I think that's worth the $1500 they gonna charge me for a brand new computer (after trade-in).
    Also, the whole SLI solution as not ideal and in order to use the advantages of SLI, there has to be a software support for it, which is by far not general. Henceforth, if I can get a similar performance with one card, I'll jump on it. ;)
    But of course... YMMV.
     
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  3. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Consultant

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    I wish MSI would introduce a 4K laptop with a mechanical keyboard.
     
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    Lumlx Notebook Consultant

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    GT75VR has mechanical keyboard and 4k monitor.
     
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    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    Please also consider non-4K GT75VR models and compare their reviews, mainly there are many differences between the screens.
     
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    If you mean an 18" with a mechanical KB, you'll be waiting a while. The 17" Titan has a nice clicky keyboard that IMO feels nearly as good as the GT80's , and 4K versions are already available.
     
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    I believe the reason why MSI doesn't give 4K option is because Samsung (monitor supplier for GT80 series) doesn't make 4K 18.4" LCD.
    And as far as I know, other monitor supplier (Chimei, AUO, LG) doesn't even make 18.4" monitor anymore.
    Cmiiw....
     
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  8. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Consultant

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    I run Dell UP3216Q monitor. I am now connecting via HDMI. I would like to connect via DisplayPort to Mini DP that GT80 SLI has.

    GT80 SLI has one mini-Display Port while UP3216Q has miniDP and a full size DP.

    What's the best brand of Mini-DP to DP cable? To get the full 60 Hz refresh rate.
     
  9. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    Any of the premium ones that you can buy from Amazon is sufficient to drive a single monitor at 60Hz. :)
     
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  10. etcetera

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    Link? Belkin maybe.
     
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