MSI has had the same core designs for several of their high-end laptops for at least a couple years now; specifically we’re talking about the GT60 and GT70 series. There have been updates and tweaks to the internal components, but the chassis remain largely the same as before – for better or for worse. The latest update brings NVIDIA’s new GTX 800M parts into the picture, and today we have the GT70 equipped with the top-of-the-line GTX 880M. What sort of performance increase does the new GPU bring, and what about Battery Boost? Read on for our full review.

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76 by Jarred Walton on 4/20/2011

NVIDIA Releases GeForce GT 520

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27 by Ryan Smith on 4/12/2011

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53 by Jarred Walton on 4/8/2011

Puget Systems Deluge Mini: The Art of Custom

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26 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/5/2011

A Look At Triple-GPU Performance And Multi-GPU Scaling, Part 1

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97 by Ryan Smith on 4/3/2011

Origin's Genesis: Flagship Bling

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39 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/2/2011

NVIDIA Adds Driver Update Notifications With Release 270 Drivers

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28 by Ryan Smith on 3/30/2011

iBUYPOWER LAN Warrior II: NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 590 in a Small Shell

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27 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/29/2011

ASUS U41JF: Arrandale's Not Dead Yet

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25 by Jarred Walton on 3/28/2011

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 590: Duking It Out For The Single Card King

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123 by Ryan Smith on 3/24/2011

NVIDIA Teases Next Flagship Video Card

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69 by Ryan Smith on 3/22/2011

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 550 Ti: Coming Up Short At $150

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79 by Ryan Smith on 3/15/2011

ASUS G73SW + SNB: Third Time’s the Charm?

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57 by Jarred Walton on 3/4/2011

AVADirect's Clevo P170HM with GeForce GTX 485M: High-End You've Been Waiting For

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28 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/28/2011

NVIDIA Announces CUDA 4.0

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45 by Ryan Smith on 2/28/2011

Motorola Xoom Review: The First Honeycomb Tablet Arrives

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112 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/23/2011

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29 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/16/2011

NVIDIA's Project Kal-El: Quad-Core A9s Coming to Smartphones/Tablets This Year

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77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/15/2011

Samsung Intros NVIDIA Tegra 2 based Galaxy Tab 10.1 & New Superphone, Galaxy S II Debuts

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19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2011

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41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2011

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