MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K review, including today's price to performance
Laptop announced date: 10th June 2020
Last reviewed: 28th August 2020
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Today's review of the gaming MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop explores the performance to value relationship of its hardware components. We will be comparing some of the most demanding games to see some expected frame rates for the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop and understand the type of price to performance on offer.
Is the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - This laptop processor can run modern AAA titles with little problem and is an excellent laptop CPU gaming choice for 2020. This laptop CPU has 10 cores. This is excellent for modern AAA gaming as the games start to require more cores for simultaneous activities.
Graphics Card - Modern AAA 2020 gaming with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB is no problem, making this an excellent gaming laptop choice of GPU. AAA games often want a lot of VRAM from graphics cards. This laptop GPU has 8GB of VRAM, which isexcellent for modern gaming.
System Memory - Today’s AAA 2020 gaming is easily covered by the 64GB RAM in this machine, making this an excellent gaming laptop choice.
Screen Size - Our review laptop has what we would consider, an excellent laptop panel size for 2020 games. It will help the gamer see in-game menus and be able to see some of the detail offered in game, without having to squint. Having at least a 17.3" panel seems to be the right way to go for gaming at the moment.
Refresh Rate - I personally wouldnt consider getting a gaming laptop with a screen panel that had a refresh rate of 60Hz. The refresh rate number is the number of times an image can be displayed to the screen by the laptop's own screen. So if I had paid more money for a good graphics card and CPU and RAM then even though the hardware might be able to get 150FPS on Ultra settings in the latest games, the laptop screen would only display 60FPS. The more FPS capable of being displayed to screen the smoother and sharper the response of the game you are playing. An ideal minimum refresh rate amount would be around 144Hz for a great gaming laptop, but you can certainly get some with even higher refresh rates than that. As far as refresh rates go, this laptop can be picked up with a 60Hz screen. When looking into modern gaming laptops this would be ok, but you would consider higher panel rates if you want to enjoy top frames per second..
GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB graphics card gaming performance in the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop
The big one in any gaming PC is making sure the graphics card is up to the task of modern gaming. And this is of course the same for choosing the right gaming laptop as well. Therefore we will be considering this laptop’s hardware in relation to its overall price and how well it could run modern demanding or popular games like Cyberpunk 2077, Watch Dogs Legion and Assassins Creed: Valhalla. This is done in relation to its native 4K resolution at Ultra video settings to give us something to compare against other laptops. The GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB in this machine is currently capable of running 500 games at minimum system requirements of the 500 most demanding games available today. Where as it is capable of running 499 games of the top 500 most demanding recommended system requirements.
Comparing MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
Stepping into it, we can standardise our assessment of this MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop review by giving every laptop a relative price to performance rating. This rating, for all laptops, will adjust over time and keep the data in this review relevant to today's expectations and inline with ever increasing game demands of modern AAA laptop gaming.
With a P2P rating of 4.7 today the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K. Our value to performance rating score will auto adjust as new hardware capability improves and prices drop. There look to be a number of GT76 Titan versions of this laptop and currently this hardware configuration sits at 1st in the Price to Performance order. Obviously scoring towards the 1st position represents the better value laptop from a purely gaming performance and price tag perspective.
Show Laptop Specifications
Core i9-10900K 10-Core 3.7GHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB
64GB DDR4 2666MHz
17.3" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
4x USB 3.2 Gen 2
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
1x Thunderbolt 3
MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
How about we compare our MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop to the laptop with the leading P2P rating out of all laptops and see how it compares. Today's best gaming laptop for Price to Performance is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 ($986.99) and our laptop is 239%worse if we directly compare the price to performance rating against that best hardware performance to value laptop. Lets move down the P2P ranking list to position 2. Here we find the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, which has a price at $858.54. The GT76 Titan laptop in this review is 214%worse when compared solely on price to performance against that 2nd best model.
How does the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
CPU performance is always going to be something we are interested in, when looking to buy a new laptop. So if we compare this GT76 Titan laptop to a CPU focused laptop, we will pick today’s top CPU performing laptop at the cheapest price point, then we can use this as a good measuring point for our laptop in question. We will choose the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop for our CPU comparison tests as that laptop currently has the best CPU in it at the cheapest laptop price. Its CPU is the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz which we will compare to our review laptop’s Core i9-10900K 10-Core 3.7GHz processor. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop CPU to be 1%better in performance compared to our laptop’s processor.
Currently 500 games recommended system requirements of the top 500 most demanding games today are worse in performance than our laptop’s Core i9-10900K 10-Core 3.7GHz. Or it is 500 games of the top 500 most demanding for minimum cpu specs.
Today’s games are getting more demanding so let's see how our gaming laptop performs against their recommended cpu system requirements. First off we have the Watch Dogs Legion which currently our Core i9-10900K 10-Core 3.7GHz is 47%better next let's see how well it runs against Assassins Creed: Valhalla. We can see it is 47%better. Ok finally lets see it against Cyberpunk 2077. Here our laptop is 47%better.
How does the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
We may well be looking for a GPU centric laptop, and if that’s the case then let's see how this GT76 Titan mobile pc competes with a top GPU performance laptop that is available today. We choose the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop as one of the best GPU laptop performers today to compare graphics ability with our laptop. This puts a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card from that laptop, one of the best laptop graphics cards available at the moment, against our review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB. This comparison shows that laptop to be 0%the same comparably in performance as our review laptop.
A quick review of the number of games our laptop Graphics Card can run at recommended requirements is 499, taken from the top 500 most demanding games today. For min GPU specs this figure for number of games it can run is 500.
When compared to the recommended graphics requirements of the most popular games today, like Cyberpunk 2077 our laptop GPU is 84%better in performance. Compared to Watch Dogs Legion our laptop graphics performance is 84%better.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop
If you are looking for a good value mouse to go with your MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop, then the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons is our favourite today, of those we are price tracking. Currently it’s priced at $11.99. This mouse has also dropped its price by $19 during the past two weeks, which is a solid reason for us to select it with this laptop. Reviewing all our records the lowest tracked price we have for this mouse was recorded on 15th Aug 2020, where it was priced at $11.99.
If you are looking for a good value headset to go with your MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop, then the HyperX Cloud Stinger is our favourite today, of those we are price tracking. Currently it’s priced at $47.14. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this headset was on 12th Mar 2020 where we saw it for $25.98.