MSI Were announcing the fastest gaming notebook ever at CES

first_imgCES 2011 is just around the bend and tech companies are already bombarding us with announcements about the event. Along with their news MSI also delivered a promise: At the show they will unveil the “fastest gaming notebook ever”.From their release:The fastest gaming notebook ever to be unveiled at CES 2011Driven by a desire to “insist on the best,” MSI will be exhibiting a number of powerful G Series gaming notebooks at 2011 CES, including the top end GT680—the “fastest notebook on the planet.” When tested with PC MARK Vantage tools, it attained a speed of 18,162 points. It has the fastest operating system in the world, performing some three times faster than the average speed of high end gaming books currently on the market.Eric Kuo, associate vice president for global sales, MSI Notebook, points out that the GT680 is the world’s most powerful laptop. It features Intel’s latest four core CPU, nVidia GeForce’s newest generation high end discrete graphics card, and four DDR3 memory slots expandable to 16GB of memory. It also supports accelerated dual hard disk architecture, which not only doubles storage capacity, but also kicks up read-write speed by approximately 70%. Kuo added that another reason that the GT680 is the fastest NB in the world is the fact that it uses MSI’s own TDE+ (Turbo Drive Engine+ technology) which allows both the CPU and GPU to turbo simultaneously. Just one touch of the luminescent Turbo hot key located above the keyboard throttles up performance, making the MSI GT680 the king of gaming books. So by combining Nvidia’s GT680 graphics with Intel’s Sandy Bridge processing power it looks like MSI has a very formidable laptop on the way. It’ll have four memory slot, but the release says it will rely on dual hard disks as opposed so SSD storage, so apparently there is still some room for improvement.This announcement is something to look forward to, but MSI won’t be the only company releasing a new gaming notebook at CES. In fact pretty much everyone’s systems will be revised with the release of new graphics cards and Sandy Bridge components so MSI’s super rig might not be the fastest for very long. We’ve already heard rumors that Alienware has an M17x R3 on the way, and chances are that it will be be revealed at CES as well. Leaked images show it has power to spare, though the benchmarks were done using 3DMark06 graphics testings (not the PCMark Vantage suite) so we can’t compare the two just yet.Read more at MSI.last_img

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