Rumor: MSI Titan laptop with a Core i7-8850H shows up at e-tailer

When it comes to laptops that stretch the definition of the word as far as it will go, there are few contenders more suited for the title than MSI's GT83VR-SLI Titan. Just look at the thing. It even has a Blu-ray burner. That machine's getting a little long in the tooth at this point, though. MSI is apparently planning to update the GT83VR Titan, according to a listing that appeared at a Greek shopping site. The store page has been taken down along with almost all references to it, but Google snagged a copy. Notably, the new 18.4" laptop will purportedly pack a Coffee Lake "Core i7-8850H" CPU.

That CPU hasn't even been announced yet, but scuttlebutt says that it's the mobile version of the Core i7-8700. That means it'll put six cores and 12 threads in a laptop. The rumors put the processor at a relatively-sedate 2.6 GHz for its base clock, but supposedly it will Turbo Boost all the way to 4.3 GHz and do 4.0 GHz on all six cores. Such a CPU will be necessary for driving the upcoming GT83VR's graphics hardware. This time around the top Titan will apparently pack a pair of GeForce GTX 1080s in SLI.

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Otherwise, the new GT83VR looks a lot like the current GT83VR. You get 64 GB of DDR4 memory, a pair of 512-GB NVMe SSDs in a RAID-0 configuration, and an additional 1 TB of storage in HDD form. The listing doesn't make it clear whether the 18.4" 1920×1080 display supports high refresh rates or adaptive-refresh-rate technology, but we'd expect it will given the features on offer in previous MSI Titan laptops. Like those machines, the upcoming GT83VR also includes a full-travel mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown keyswitches.

If you've been following along, you likely won't be surprised to hear that the site listed the new GT83VR for an eye-watering price. The Titan has always been in "if you have to ask" territory, after all. Expect to plunk down €6,199 (about $6,315 after adjusting for VAT) for the ultimate in desktop-replacement machines when it eventually launches. Hat tip to HotHardware for the news.

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    • ronch
    • 2 years ago

    Well, at least it’s still cheaper than a Rolex Submariner. /s

    • anotherengineer
    • 2 years ago

    crazy laptop, but ya that price, I mean if I had the need and the cash to get a gamin laptop

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    • moose17145
    • 2 years ago

    This looks like a pretty sweet machine for a deployment… but oof… dat price…

    • ronch
    • 2 years ago

    Everytime I think of MSI laptops I remember the time when they came up with this range that had Swarovski crystals on them. Yeah I know that’s just nuts, but I have to say.. this thing doesn’t look too bad.

    • PrincipalSkinner
    • 2 years ago

    Ethereum mining on the go.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 2 years ago

      A GTX 1080 doesn’t mine ETH well.

        • PrincipalSkinner
        • 2 years ago

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    • thudo
    • 2 years ago

    No 8K display == no sale.. 2019 can’t come fast enough! \o/

    • Chrispy_
    • 2 years ago

    That thing is Kardashian.

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      It’s about a Kardashian-buttload big.

        • davidbowser
        • 2 years ago

        You say that like it’s a bad thing.

          • morphine
          • 2 years ago

          When you stare into the abyss…

    • trek205
    • 2 years ago

    It’s beyond idiotic to have 1080 SLI at 1080p resolution. You are likely to get little-to-no scaling at all in many games even with that CPU. Hell you could actually get some negative scaling.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 2 years ago

      yeah it’s ridiculous. This thing is screaming for 4K.

        • Kretschmer
        • 2 years ago

        I wouldn’t want 4K even with SLI GTX 1080s. Give me silky-smooth 144Hz+ 1440P with ULMB any day.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 2 years ago

          That’s fair. If it can do those silly-high refresh rates, then that would be a tasty treat, too.

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      It’s not that bad. One of them drives the screen and the other one drives the numpad LCD.

        • ronch
        • 2 years ago

        Rumor has it you can actually play Crysis on that numpad LCD.

      • DavidC1
      • 2 years ago

      These systems are all about the e-peen. RAID 0 SSDs don’t make sense either.

      It’s like cheating on 3DMark benchmarks to get the highest score. It serves no purpose other than to boost your ego. Somehow.

      For MSI, its about luring in buyers that have more money than they know what to do. At that price its probably extremely profitable per device, which is what they want.

      • Alexko
      • 2 years ago

      Unless you go for SSAA 4/8X…

      • torquer
      • 2 years ago

      Not if you render at 4k and then downsample to 1080p. Can’t remember what marketing term Nvidia uses for that, but you’d get slightly better image quality.

      Still not the most effective use of these but it is a potential purpose beyond just benchmarking.

      • ZZZTOPZZZ
      • 2 years ago

      $6315 is what’s idiotic for a gaming laptop. That’s just about the cost for my C5 Camaro ProCharger kit.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 2 years ago

    That purported display resolution seems low compared to the hardware driving it.

    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]This time around the top Titan will apparently pack a pair of GeForce GTX 1080s in SLI.[/quote<] Totally missed opportunity to call it Titan and then put a couple of Vegas in there.

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