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MSI launches GT680 gaming notebook
Press release; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 18 January 2011]

Micro-Star International (MSI) has launched its new GT680 gaming notebook with Intel's second-generation Core i7 quad-core processor and Nvidia's high-end DirectX 11-ready GeForce GTX 460M discrete graphics card with 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory. The machine also features four DDR3 memory slots, boosting memory capacity up to 16GB with accelerated dual SSD architecture.

The GT680 also features MSI's Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) technology that enables the machine to instantly throttle up its performance with a click of a button, the vendor said. The notebook also includes MSI's Cooler Boost technology.

The GT680 also features THX TruStudio Pro as well as Cinema Pro technologies to allow the notebook to present a cinema environment when playing multimedia files.

MSI GT680 is equipped with a 15.6-inch 16:9 ratio LED display with support of resolution up to 1920x1080. The machine also features a HDMI port for outputing the image onto devices with bigger display.

MSI GT680 notebook specifications




Intel Core i7 2630QM


Windows 7 Ultimate/Home Premium


DDR3 up to 16GB


15.6-inch LED backlight support up to 1920x1080


Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M with 1.5GB GDDR5 memory

Video output

One HDMI, one VGA

Hard disk drive

640GB/1TB RAID 0, 120GB SSD + 500GB HDD

Optical disk drive

Blu-ray / DVD super multi


9-cell Li-ion

Dimension (WxDxH, mm)

395 x 267 x 55

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, January 2011

MSI GT680 gaming notebook

MSI GT680 gaming notebook
Photo: Company

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