MSI unveils GT780DX Notebook with 4.16GHz clocked Core i7

03 MSI unveils GT780DX Notebook with 4.16GHz clocked Core i7

MSI has dared to do what no other notebook manufacturer would by selling a gaming laptop with a heavily overclocked mobile Core i7 EE processor tipping beyond the 4GHz barrier. This will be as part of a limited edition variant of its GT780DX, running a Core i7-2920XM Extreme Edition with frequencies of up to 4.16GHz on tap in Turbo Boost mode (up from the stock 3.5GHz Turbo Boost frequency).

MSI has dared to do what no other notebook manufacturer would by selling a gaming laptop with a heavily overclocked mobile Core i7 EE processor tipping beyond the 4GHz barrier. This will be as part of a limited edition variant of its GT780DX, running a Core i7-2920XM Extreme Edition with frequencies of up to 4.16GHz on tap in Turbo Boost mode (up from the stock 3.5GHz Turbo Boost frequency).

02 MSI unveils GT780DX Notebook with 4.16GHz clocked Core i7

MSI has made this possible by packing the notebook with a superior cooling solution it calls "Cooler Boost". MSI says with this cooling tech implemented the fans can work at higher than usual rotation speeds resulting in a temperature drop by as much as 10c.

01 MSI unveils GT780DX Notebook with 4.16GHz clocked Core i7

The GT780DX is already quite the impressive piece of portable gaming prowess with its 17.3-inch (either 1600×900 or 1920×1080) LED-backlit display, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 570M graphics core supported by 3GB of GDDR5 memory and up to 16GB of DDR3 system memory.

Up to two HDDs can be incorporated into the GT780DX with the premium option being a couple 750GB 7200rpm in RAID 0, offering 1.5TB of storage space. Further to that is space for a DVD or Blu-ray drive.

03 MSI unveils GT780DX Notebook with 4.16GHz clocked Core i7

Polishing off this notebook's feature set is the SteelSeries-made LED backlit keyboard (providing a good batch of gaming oriented features), a couple USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA port, HDMI 1.4 and VGA video outputs as well as Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity and a 9-cell battery.

Pricing on this limited edition overclocked model hasn't yet been disclosed. The base (non-overclocked) model of the GT780DX with its Core i7 2670QM processor sells for US $1,749.99.

Source: MSI

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