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MSI GT80S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of MSI GT80S. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the touchpad and screen. The keyboard and sound also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency and portability.

performance, sound, keyboard, screen, touchpad

battery, price, portability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GT80S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI GT80S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of MSI GT80S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GT80S 6QE Titan SLI 002-CTO1 18.4" (i7-6820HK 2.7-3.6GHz / Dual SLI GTX 980M 16GB / 256GB PCIe SSD / 32GB RAM)MSI GT80S 6QE Titan SLI 002-CTO1 18.4" (i7-6820HK 2.7-3.6GHz / Dual SLI GTX 980M 16GB / 256GB PCIe SSD / 32GB RAM)

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for MSI GT80S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of MSI GT80S from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GT80S 6QF-074US Titan SLI 18.4-Inch Laptop, Aluminum BlackMSI GT80S 6QF-074US Titan SLI 18.4-Inch Laptop, Aluminum Black

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

MSI GT80S 6QF Titan SLI Notebook Review

 

Fighter jet. The new top model of MSI's GT80 series is one of the most expensive and powerful high-end notebooks in the world. However, not only the performance can set new records, but the noise development as well. Read on to find out whether the SLI...

Core i7-6820HK can be overclocked to 4.1 GHz, currently most powerful gaming notebook, touchpad with numpad function, good FHD display with accurate colors, good upgradeability, customer-friendly maintenance, a lot of ports, mechanical keyboard, GPUs...

typical dual-GPU problems (driver dependency etc.), components can get pretty hot, extremely bulky and heavy chassis, power adapter could be more powerful, very high noise development, coil whining while idling, battery not directly accessible,...

5500 Euros (~$5968): What sounds like the price of a used car, is MSI's answer to the mobile gaming reference notebook. The implementation of two GTX 980 chips in an SLI configuration is not only extremely expensive, but also pretty bold.

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

MSI GT80S 6QE Titan SLI

 

MSI GT80S 6QE Titan SLI is a stylish and powerful gaming laptop powered by latest 6th generation Intel Core i7 6820HK processor having a clock speed of 2.7 GHz and 16GB Ram at the speed of 2133 Mhz that can be expanded up to 64GB. All the above...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Amazing Product. Quite expensive, but you Buy What you pay for. 10/10

 

I would definitely recommend this product. This computer is as powerful as a desktop computer if not even more powerful and is built to last. If cost isn't a concern, this computer is amazing. Again, 5/5.

I absolutely love this computer. I pretty much was in heaven when I received it. The amount of processing power this computer contains is almost unbelievable, and honestly it's worth every single cent. This computer turns on fast, is VERY easy to...

Well, I don't see this as a con, but the computer is like 10 pounds. You'll have to have a good back or somebody to carry this monstrosity, LOL. I didn't see any other cons here. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and buy this computer, I guarantee...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

MSI GT80S TITAN SLI-002

 

Amazing machine, well worth the price. I read the comment about the Nvidia drivers issue, I had no problem installing the WHQL 359.06 drivers after a clean uninstall of the previous drivers. Same with other drivers, if MSI doesn't offer up-to-date...

GPU (SLI)/CPU Power Keyboard Screen

Noisy, but what do you expect? Just get decent headphones..

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Old Nvidia Drivers

 

Why am I stuck with old Nvidia drivers. 353.66. Current 980M drivers are 359.06. Nvidia fails to update drivers no matter how I try to update them. Device manager, Nvidia experience, or manual download. Says no hardware found and you must update...

Mechanical Keyboard Big Screen SLI 6th Gen Processor

Old Nvidia drivers that won't update

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Defective

 

I'll see if the replacement does any better and then I may alter my review, but for now, I'm extremely disappointed that such a high-end unit didn't last a week.

When it worked, it was very fast and responsive.

Lasted about 4 days before it starting freezing intermittently. MSI tech support told me to restore the system, which I did, but that didn't fix the problem. Had to return it.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great laptop

 

I bought this for the 64 GB of ram capability. It works great.

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Nahimic Audio Enhancer
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

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
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
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
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 64
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:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 64
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Memory clock speed:2133
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:10,100,1000
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 / DVD Super Multi

Other features

Audio system:Nahimic Audio Enhancer
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes

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:1
S/PDIF out port:Y / Yes
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:5
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:330

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HK / i7-6920HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6900 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:R0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

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 Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: 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 Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
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: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967 / 88969 / 88972
Processor code:SR2FL / SR2FQ / SR2FT
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
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 / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:2
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 2000

Weight & Dimensions

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