MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 128GB 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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Its not easy trying to find out how well today’s laptops compare against other mobile gaming solutions. This review will take a look at the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 128GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K and compare it against today's current demanding games. We will also be working out how its release price relates to the performance of the laptop, to give us a guide on how well the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 128GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K hardware compares to other laptops available today.
Is the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 128GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - This processor is an excellent2020 hardware component for running modern AAA games. The 10 cores that this processor has is excellent and very capable for today and future AAA gaming.
Graphics Card - With the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB graphics card this is an excellent gaming GPU for 2020 AAA gaming 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 - A laptop with 128GB of system memory, like this laptop, makes it an excellent amount of RAM for the AAA gaming needs of 2020 and into the future.
Screen Size - This laptop’s 17.3" screen can deliver a good viewable amount of real estate for modern games and in terms of screen size this is a step towards the laptop being an excellent gaming laptop choice. You can of course game on smaller screen laptops, but in game menus could become tricky to see on smaller screens.
Refresh Rate - Look for higher refresh rate hertz for a gaming laptop. Ideally around 120Hz or more refresh rate on a gaming laptop screen. The laptop can only deliver FPS(frames per second) up to the listed refresh rate. So if you have hardware in your laptop that can turn out awesome frame rates on all the latest AAA titles, but a 60hz refresh rate, your laptop will be stuck at a maximum of 60FPS in all games. 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 128GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop
As gamers, one of the biggest choices we make for a new portable machine is to select a laptop with the right mobile graphics card. With this laptop we are specifically considering how the price-to-performance of the graphics card looks and if it has the capability to run modern popular games like today’s most popular titles, Cyberpunk 2077 and Watch Dogs Legion in ultra graphics settings on its native 4K resolution. A good way of considering performance of this mobile graphics card is by seeing how many of today's 500 most demanding games can be run at recommended graphics settings by the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB found in this laptop. We can also then look at the weaker minimum requirement to see how many this laptop card can run of them, and it is 500 games at their min specs and then 499 games can be run at recommended graphics requirements.
Comparing MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 128GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
A key focus of this laptop review is to compare the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 128GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K to all other laptops in terms of how much its $4899.00 reflects the value of the gaming performance delivered by the this laptop’s hardware.
P2P rating of 4.1 today the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 128GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K. Our value to performance rating score will auto adjust as new hardware capability improves and prices drop. With a number of GT76 Titan laptops in the model lineup this particular variant places at the 2nd position for Price to Performance value. Laptops closer to the top place (1st) are value gaming laptop options that deliver the best performance for the laptop price.
Show Laptop Specifications
Core i9-10900K 10-Core 3.7GHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB
128GB 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 128GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
Looking outside of this range lets us compare the Price to Performance rating of the very best laptops we have listed. Today's top laptop model for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and the price we have for it is $986.99. Our MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 128GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop’s price to performance is 275%worse when comparing it with the top laptop, purely on a performance for money basis, and as we know lots of things go into our decision when choosing the right laptop for us. 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 248%worse when compared solely on price to performance against that 2nd best model.
How does the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 128GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
One of the key components in a laptop is of course its CPU. So let's see if our GT76 Titan laptop compares favourably when placed against the laptop that has one of the most powerful CPU’s around today. This comparison will at least help us know how this laptop performs against the top end CPU laptop and we can then see the amount of money we might have to pay to get that sort of laptop. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p is today’s best performer in the laptop CPU department. It has a Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor in it, which currently has 1%better performance than our laptop’s Core i9-10900K 10-Core 3.7GHz.
Our laptop’s CPU can currently run 500 of today’s top 500 demanding games meeting their recommended processor requirements. This figure is 500 for the top 500 minimum requirement games that can be run by the Core i9-10900K 10-Core 3.7GHz.
Some of the most popular games today are really the primary benchmark for any laptop’s ability, so we thought we should compare our laptop CPU Core i9-10900K 10-Core 3.7GHz against Cyberpunk 2077. This CPU performance comparison saw our laptop deliver 47%better performance against the game’s recommended CPU system requirements. Then we have Watch Dogs Legion and our laptop was 47%better in processor performance and another popular title today is Assassins Creed: Valhalla which we saw our review laptop get 47%better compared to our laptop cpu.
How does the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 128GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop GPU can currently meet or beat 499 game’s recommended system requirements when we put the 500 most demanding games into a list. With a list of 500 Minimum system specs put ina similar most demanding order this changes to it being able to run 500 games.
Today’s games are getting more demanding so let's see how our gaming laptop performs against their recommended gpu system requirements. First off we have the Watch Dogs Legion which currently our GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB is 84%better next let's see how well it runs against Assassins Creed: Valhalla. We can see it is 84%better. Ok finally lets see it against Cyberpunk 2077. Here our laptop is 84%better.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 128GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop
A well priced gaming mouse at the moment, that will go nicely with the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 128GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K, is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Today it is priced at $11.99. Price watching this mouse shows that it has had a price drop by $19 during the past couple of weeks, which gives us more reason to select it to go with today’s laptop. To give some extra insight into this mouse, we had it price tracked on 15th Aug 2020, where it was at its lowest price of $11.99.
Of our price tracked headsets, the gaming headset that catches our eye today, to go well with the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 128GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop, is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. Today this headset is priced at $47.14. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $25.98 on 12th Mar 2020.