If you’re running a high-end gaming rig packed with cutting edge hardware, you’ll likely run up a lot of heat which ends up slowing it down. MSI’s new GT76 Titan comes with the desktop version of Intel’s Core i9 processor and tackles the problem of heat head on with a unique emphasis on heat venting and cooling to ensure that it stays comfortably cool even when running at full tilt.
Externally, the GT76 Titan bears all the aesthetic hallmarks of an MSI gaming rig. You have the iconic dragon logo on the top lid albeit done up this time in a more subtle monochromatic finish, the matte black finish and their rather blinged up SteelSeries backlit keyboard. What has changed someone are some refinements in terms of the bezel to offer more screen real estate while keeping the dimensions relatively similar.
Of note with the design of the GT76 is that they’ve paid serious attention to heat management with a good chunk of the underside covered by a mesh wire grille paired up with not one nor four but a whopping 11 heat pipes and four cooling fans hooked up to MSI’s Cooler Boost Titan Tech that keeps the GPU and CPU running at full performance without compromises due to increased heat.
While the specifications have yet to be nailed down, we’re looking at a 9th generation Intel Core i9 processor, up to the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPUs with 8GB GDDR6 VRAM, up to a 17.3-inch UHD (3,840 x 2,160) pixel display that is capable of displaying 100% of the Adobe RGB Colour Gamut and a 60Hz refresh rate, up to 128GB DDR4 2,666MHz memory and a SATA/SSD combo that consists of 2.5-inch hard disk backed up by 3 x NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen 3 SSD. Optionally the Titan GT76 can also come with a 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 panel but a swift 144Hz refresh rate which is tended more for gamers.
On top of the impressive specifications, the GT76 Titan also features per-key backlighting for extra bling, four USB Type-A ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port, USB Type-C ports, a mini DisplayPort 1.4, Ethernet and WiFi 6 support.
There’s no compromises here in terms of the pixel crunching power that they’ve crammed into the MSI GT76 and with the impressive amount of cooling that they’ve integrated to keep its desktop CPU and GPU cool, this notebook looks set to break quite a few records indeed. According to MSI, prices start clocking in at US$3,600 and up depending on configuration but there’s no official pricing or availability yet for Malaysia. We’ll keep you posted on any developments.