Since NVIDIA's GAME24 Event, which brought gamers and PC enthusiasts from around the world together, everyone hasbeen crazy about the company's second generation Maxwell powered GPUs, which power their new desktop parts: The GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970. Eric just recently put the top of the line GeForce GTX 980 through its paces and was very impressed by the performance for the price. The retail GPUs offered by NVIDIA's board partners have been equally impressive. Now that the launch of the desktop parts is out of the way, it's time to focus on the mobile side of things.
MSI has been one of the notebook companies that has really pushed the gaming culture into their gaming notebook designs with both top of the line hardware, and aesthetics that appeal to most of the demographic. Today, MSI announces refreshes of their GS Stealth, GS Ghost and GT Dominator series of notebooks, which incorporate NVIDIA's latest mobile Maxwell architecture, which offers increased performance, with even more power savings than before. This is in addition to all the other gaming features that these lines of MSI gaming notebooks are known for which include 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors, Killer E2200 Game Networking, Sound Blaster Cinema, Dynaudio Technology, XSplit Gamecaster, 4K HDMI Output, Matrix Display and NVIDIA Surround View. Some models, like the GS Stealth/Ghost, even have the latest 4X M.2 SATA SSDs, which keep the chassis thin, while making sure the speed and capacity stay high.
One interesting new feature is the new SHIFT power adjustment technology, which basically, mimics the ride modes on some Supercars. Three settings, take you from GREEN, which is your power saving mode, to COMFORT, which is more of a balanced mode between power consumption and performance, all the way to SPORT, which means you'll want to be by a power outlet.
Returning to the MSI gaming series of notebooks is the excellent SteelSeries backlit keyboard, which gives you a billion colors and customizations to play with. If that's not enough, MSI is also launching a GS70 Stealth Pro in Crimson Red, which will be considered a special edition, so you'll want to grab one if you want one right away.
MSI's lightest and thinnest GS70 Stealth Pro (including the Crimson Red model) and GS60 Ghost Pro models start at $1599 USD. The more heavy duty GT72 Dominator, GT70 Dominator and GT60 Dominator gaming laptops will also start at the same price, but will offer a bit more performance for the dollar because they aren't so thin and light. The entire series will feature NVIDIA’s GTX 900M graphics all around.
Full press release and photos are posted below.
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MSI Revamps Armory of Gaming Laptops with Latest NVIDIA GTX 970M & 980M Graphics
City of Industry, Calif. – October 7, 2014 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the immediate availability of the critically acclaimed GS Stealth/Ghost Series and GT Dominator Series gaming laptops with NVIDIA’s latest GTX 900M Series graphics. Armed with unprecedented power and an array of cutting-edge features, including MSI’s new SHIFT technology, the new gaming notebooks deliver up to 28% more graphics performance for a mobile gaming experience without barriers.
“MSI’s newest gaming laptops showcase breakthroughs in mobile gaming technology that improve graphics performance, increase gaming comfort, and transport gamers into an unbelievable gaming journey,” says Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America. “NVIDIA’s GTX 900M Series GPU delivers mobile graphics that are up to par with desktop graphics card models and superior to anything we’ve ever seen.”
SHIFT Your Speed
MSI’s newest gaming laptops feature their exclusive SHIFT power adjustment technology that enables easy tweaking of CPU and GPU performance to best suit the gamers’ needs. SHIFT comes with three proprietary modes: Sport to maximize CPU and GPU usage for extreme performance, Comfort for a smooth and balanced ride, and Green, which enables the lowest power consumption of both CPU and GPU while maintaining the coolest constant temperatures for both.
MSI provides unprecedented customization in all NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900M Series graphics equipped laptops via the Dragon Gaming Center and SteelSeries Engine. Gamers can SHIFT CPU and GPU usage through the Dragon Gaming Center as well as monitor system performance, temperature, network speed, power consumption, fan speed and more. The SteelSeries Engine gives gamers the ability to personalize playing style with over a billion customization options, program individual keys for unlimited configurations, determine key color and lighting patterns, save and share configurations, and learn gaming patterns with key usage statistics.
Cutting Edge Components
All revamped gaming laptops come with 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors, Killer E2200 Game Networking, Sound Blaster Cinema, Dynaudio Technology, XSplit Gamecaster, 4K HDMI Output, Matrix Display and NVIDIA Surround View. NVIDIA Surround is now supported on all next gen models, allowing gamers to immersive themselves in the ultimate gaming experience. Select models come with MSI’s Super RAID technology which supports up to 4x M.2 SATA SSD’s in RAID 0, ultra-high resolution 3K displays, and Killer DoubleShot Pro combining Killer E2200 Game Networking with Killer N1525 Wireless AC.
MSI’s latest update applies to the ultra-thin and light GS70 Stealth Pro and GS60 Ghost Pro models, and the potent GT72 Dominator, GT70 Dominator and GT60 Dominator gaming laptops. All GS and GT gaming laptops equipped with NVIDIA’s GTX 900M graphics are available now starting at $1,599.99.
In addition, MSI is launching a special edition GS70 Stealth Pro in Crimson Red, catering to the demands of gamers who want more choices in color and style. The GS70 Stealth Pro Crimson Red edition will be available through online retailers with next gen graphics.
For more information about the latest generation of gaming laptops with NVIDIA GTX 900M graphics, including full specs and high resolution images, please visit us.msi.com or contact Pedro Chen at email@example.com.
Founded in 1986, MSI is driven and motivated by customer satisfaction. A worldwide leader in computer components, MSI boasts a state-of-the-art R&D department, an annual production of motherboards and graphic cards reaching the tens of millions and sales in over 120 countries. MSI reaches the consumer and commercial markets with a product lineup that includes notebook PCs, All-in-One PCs, servers, IPCs, robotic appliances and vehicle electronics. MSI’s slogan, Innovation with Style, represents the company’s core value “Innovation” and “Style” and embodies the company’s pursuit of excellence through quality products, user-friendly designs and cutting-edge technology.