MSI GT70 2PC Dominator review

Gaming laptops are still the only way to play intensive games on the move, and the MSI GT70 2PC Dominator shakes up the competition – it's the first firm to deploy an interesting new graphics processor from nVidia, the GeForce GTX 870M

This is the first mobile chip from nVidia's new range, and it's a monster. It's got 1344 stream processors clocked at 941 MHz, with a GPU Boost peak of 967 MHz. Those are faster clocks than any top-end mobile card in last year's nVidia range.

MSI has doubled the standard 3 GB of GDDR5 memory, and it's now clocked to 1250 MHz. That's a mighty specification, and it scarcely matters that this chip uses last year's Kepler architecture – it still battered every benchmark test we threw at it.

The Core i7-4800MQ processor has four 2.7 GHz Hyper-Threaded cores, and it also impressed in general system speed. In PCMark 7 it scored 6222 points, which is ahead of almost every rival – only the Alienware 17, with the same chip, was marginally faster.

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