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MSI GT80 Titan SLI

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of MSI GT80 Titan SLI. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the sound and energy efficiency. The screen and keyboard also get good feedback, but the battery and usability get less positive reviews.

performance, keyboard, screen, energy, sound

portability, reliability, price, usability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GT80 Titan SLI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

MSI GT80 Titan review: A crazy-fast gaming laptop with an old-school desktop keyboard

 

MSI's has a real mechanical keyboard, and enough graphics power to tempt even the most committed desktop gamers.

SLI 980M cards capable of 4K gaming ; A mechnical keyboard

Bulk and heavy ; As expected, battery life is mediocre at best

MSI's GT80 Titan SLI features an actual mechanical keyboard and a pair of GeForce GTX 980M GPUs in SLI. That makes this laptop actually faster than the majority of gaming desktops out there.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

MSI GT80 2QD Titan Notebook Review

 

Larger than life. Where else can you find an 18.4-inch notebook with integrated mechanical Cherry keys? We revisit the GT80 with upgraded Broadwell specifications.

Mechanical Cherry MX Brown keyboard, 6x storage bays total, Relatively low core temperatures; Strong cooling system, Acceptable fan noise when gaming, Overclocking headroom, High quality and bright matte display, Rigid, high quality construction, Good...

No tactile Numpad; No Macro keys, No external desktop GPU support, No comprehensive fan controls, No Thunderbolt; No HDMI-in, No 2K/3K/4K options, No PCIe x4 slots, No G-Sync, Fans are always audible, GPU switch requires restart, Soldered CPU

The bottom line is if you're going to get an 18.4-inch gaming notebook, then make it the MSI GT80.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

MSI GT80 Notebook Review

 

Megalomania. The MSI GT80 exceeds typical gaming standards in weight, but also surpasses in terms of the features and performance, including the mechanical keyboard and the SLI configuration with two GTX 980M chips. We tested the 18-inch monster.

Mechanical keyboard with red illumination, Excellent maintainability, Generous port variety, Graphics cards with MXM interface, Up to five storage solutions, Moderate temperatures, Very good display, Outstanding performance, Powerful sound, Many...

High noise development under 3D operation, Bulky and extremely heavy chassis, CPU & GPU throttling in the stress test, Battery is drained under maximum load, Battery not directly accessible, Huge power consumption, Exorbitant price, Huge power adaptor,...

Even though the GT80 is one of the fastest gaming notebooks that we have reviewed so far, it is just enough for a "good" rating after all our measurements. As well as the heavy weight (more than 4.5 kilograms; ~9.9 lb), there is the problem of the...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Bennett Ring (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: MSI GT80 TITAN SLI Gaming Laptop

 

T hanks to Nvidia's focus on power efficiency, today's gaming laptops are smaller than ever. The Maxwell design found in many of Nvidia's GPUs are extremely conservative when it comes to power consumption and thermal output, enabling a range of...

"This brute brings desktop performance to a slightly mobile package..."

Sep, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

MSI GT80 Titan SLI review

 

Big things come in extremely big packages

Fully mechanical keyboard ; Benchmark-killing Nvidia GTX980M SLI GPUs ; 18.4in Full HD display that doesn’t let us miss 4K ; Mammoth 4.1 speaker configuration ; Three 4K outputs

Price ; Battery life ; Large charger

A monster of a gaming laptop only the craziest of crazy gamers would want to buy

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

great laptop but needs better software

 

so I purchased this to replace my desktop computer and if I needed to bring it around the house I have the ability to. I built it mainly for video editing with 4K video files. I replace the 2 x solid state drives with the new Samsung 950 Pro 512gb...

fast , mobile ( to a point )

fast

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

It's sometimes fantastic.

 

- Yes. Sort of. - Awesome if you have the money and patience. - Part of me regrets buying it due to all the problems I'm having.

Fantastic performance, of course. Keyboard is awesome, of course. It is a desktop replacement, in that it is a powerhouse you can fold up and take somewhere else, then deploy it like a crew served weapon. Don't get this if you plan to carry it around...

I'm on my SECOND RMA. Yes, my second. Both times the Intel Management Engine device suffered a power failure. This laptop is great when it works, but I've had an extremely bad run of luck, or MSI's quality control process is flawed. They've released a...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good product with some rather infuriating technical glitches and abyssmal customer support

 

I have not decided if I will elect to get another MSI at this time. I've been working with their customer service for over three months on this issue and it's still not resolved.

I picked this up because I wanted to be able to have an awesome experience playing games, in those rare times I have the time to actually play games. I have a full time job and family, so spending a lot of time fiddling with things on my computer is...

The graphics instability of the machine is really killer. I have had numerous times where the screen would not wake from sleep mode forcing me to hard power off the device, or the drivers would just crash for no apparent reason. Additionally, I have...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

MSI GT80 Titan SLI

 

I thought this laptop will come with the 4 golden keys but it does not, you'll have to do it by mail using the provided card. Be ready to haul a heavy piece of equipment with it's accessories, you'll get used to it. It's an amazing computer and I would...

The amount of power this thing provide is insane. Playing The Witcher 3 with all settings maxed out and with Shadow Play recording, it did not once miss a beat! The amount of productivity this thing does is limitless. It boots up really fast and never...

You'll only get a 256gb ssd for the amount of money and you can't replace or install another SSD without voiding the warranty. Bloatware comes with the laptop but also an easy fix. Installed the free Win 10 OS, that is when all sorts of problems...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Worthless warranty, pathetic customer service and not worth the gamble

 

MSI RMA department has the worst attitude! Based on interacting with them twice now I am certain to never buy another MSI machine or component ever again. My previous notebook was a GT70 which worked flawlessly. Too bad I cannot say the same about the...

Was wonderful when it worked. Now all it does is re-boot and endlessly spin in the "preparing automatic repair options" screen.

Keeps shutting down and entering repair loop, boot after boot. Audio port never worked right. MSI RMA Department lied about replacing MB the first time it was sent in. Now it's back for the second time. It came back worse than before! The MB has...

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:4
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

Battery Capacity:5225
Battery capacity (Watt hours):89
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:46.7
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Pro Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1622
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 / Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:32
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-ray RW

Other features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:2
S/PDIF out port:Y / Yes
SmartCard slot:N / No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:5

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:330

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.8
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.9
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-5950HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-5900 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1364
Processor threads:8
Stepping:G0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):N / No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:87720
Processor code:SR2BJ
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:4
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Storage Media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1512 / 2000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:33 / 330
Height :4.9 / 49
Weight:4.5
Width:45.6 / 456