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The World’s 1st Gaming Laptop with Mechanical Keyboard - MSI debuts the “GT80 Titan” Gaming Notebook

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Taipei, Taiwan - MSI, the leading gaming notebook manufacturer and innovator, now announced its latest gaming notebook GT80 Titan featured latest Intel core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics. With the cutting-edge features, ground-breaking performance and innovative gaming design of MSI's gaming series, the GT80 Titan is truly the furious beast in gamer's battlefield. Cooperated with Steelseries, GT80 Titan notebook is the world's first gaming laptop mechanical keyboard equipped with Cherry MX switches. Joint engineering and software development between MSI and SteelSeries promise ultimate comfort for long gaming sessions, and switches from mechanical switch specialist Cherry guarantees long-time reliability. 

"As the first of its kind, the MSI GT80 Titan takes a step into the future by integrating a proper mechanical keyboard with Cherry switches into the 18-inch mobile gaming beast. Apart from this, the GT80 Titan also features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics, Intel's best and latest mobile CPU as well as our usual selection of carefully developed MSI gaming technologies," said Eric Kuo, VP of Global Sales & Marketing at MSI Notebook.

Standard Mechanical keyboard: Standard keycap and CHERRY MX switch  

Experience elite PC on a notebook 

The GeForce GTX 980M takes advantage of next-generation NVIDIA MaxwellTM architecture to deliver unrivalled performance, advanced graphics technologies, and improved battery life. Now you can take on the most visually challenging games with fast, smooth gameplay at ultra-settings. 

Moreover, to upgrade your rig with a second GeForce GTX 980M GPU to enable SLI, the system turbocharger of choice for gamers, which enables everyone's favourite titles to be played at the highest screen resolutions with every setting maxed out.

Most Wanted KB Switch: Cherry MX switch with Standard key Cap Height

By the long-time keyboard manufacturer and most popular line of switches, the Cherry MX switch has been defined as the most wanted gaming keyboard on gaming laptops. The physical construction of the Cherry MX switch and the strict tolerance levels which the switch been made, is what delivering the amazing tactile feeling and consistency.

SteelSeries Engine Features CloudSync and Low CPU

To fully utilize GT80's fantastic mechanical keyboard, this machine is equipped the new SteelSeries Engine, the fast and efficient software suite now with CloudSync, SteelSeries cloud storage system that will save and synchronize all SteelSeries peripherals.  Gamers can switch between different configurations inside of the same or different games by just one-click through a macro key that can be programmed by SteelSeries Engine! 

Super RAID 3 technology with 4 SSD RAID 0

Featuring the exclusive technology made by MSI, named Super Raid 3, the data read/write speed of the storage will reach 1600MB/sec or more, while 4 SSD combined with RAID0 setting is the key. The Super Raid 3 is no wonder the most advanced storage technology considered both big capacity and high efficiency. 

Cooler Boost 3 -- better performance, less noise

The latest-designed Cooler Boost 3 thermal system is made uniquely for next generation extreme performance. With advanced cooling efficiency and stability, it doesn't increase any extra space but lower noise been made. The heat been generated by core components will be transferred to the vent quietly without troubling the users. 

With Killer DoubleShot Pro, you call the shots

The Killer Double Shot Pro supports both Killer GB LAN and WIFI 802.11ac protocol and average latency improvement is 3.5 times than others who support 802.11ac as well. It also has Smart Teaming function which will be operated by Killer Network Manager to optimize the bandwidth usage between WIFI and LAN at the same using time. 

Audio Boost 2 for better gaming headset sound detail

With dedicated AMPs for headset, isolated audio board and gold flash audio jack, the Audio Boost 2 is definitely delivering the most advanced hearing experience on gaming laptop, averagely enhance 30% of the sound signal. It gives the gamers more sound detail to identify the position of the enemies and minimize the distortion, which is the perfect design for gaming headset spec 32/48ohm. The gold flash audio jack will give less noise interference and assure the durability between pug-in and pug-out.

XSplit Gamecaster : Best Live Streaming App for Gamers

MSI GT80 Titan comes with the latest online streaming software, the XSplit Gamecaster. 

It's the recording and streaming App for gamers, and let gamers easily record their own gaming moments and share the live gameplay sessions with friends, family, or the world through Twitch, Youtube, UStream and more.

Gaming keyboard by SteelSeries with backlit

Exclusive keyboard position and golden triangle layout to offer faster and longer-lasting keyboard action. MSI has improved the resilience and tactile feedback of each and every key. Users will no longer have to deal with flimsy keys. 

Steelseries Engine brings your game style

SteelSeries Engine is the Apps to combine all frequent functions for gamers in order to easily customize every individual key and functions to personalize every gamer's play style, including KLM, multiple devices management (for example, headset, mouse, and keyboard), keypress macros, and text macros. 

Matrix multi-display presents 3+1 monitors usage

Matrix display features up to 3 external displays, allowing you to output to 3 displays simultaneously using HDMI 1.4 mini and dual Display-Port 1.2. Users can work with multi-task at the same time. (Overall 4 monitors include notebook's monitor on GT80 Titan)

Dynaudio sound system for authentic fidelity sound

Cooperated with the leading speaker company Dynaudio for years, now GT80 Titan is packing the latest speaker design with 2.1 channel and its absolutely authentic hearing experience. The signal has been enhanced 50% sound detail and up to 10db volume has been increased, people who play games or enjoy movies will absolutely be immersed in the perfect system with outstanding sound effect.

Sound Blaster Cinema's enhanced wrap around sound

All MSI gaming laptops this year feature upgraded Sound Blaster Cinema 2 wrap around sound, making the already cutting-edge Sound By Dynaudio 2.1 channel sound system, even better with optimized software solutions in particular for wrap around sound, human voices, virtual bass, and low quality audio sources. Sound Blaster Cinema and MSI's superior sound system complement each other exceptionally well.

More information on MSI Gaming website

MSI continues to work in cooperation with well-known gaming teams around the world, including FNATIC from Europe and teams from Asia. MSI actively participates in a variety of gaming activities to increase name exposure, to improve on product functions, and to enhance user experience. What's more, for its new platform, we set up the MSI Gaming website and forum for MSI gaming laptop users and competition gamers around the world. For more on competition gaming products and gaming info, please go to http://gaming.msi.com/. 


Model name 

GT80 Titan

Operating System 

Windows 8.1

LED Backlight Display 

18.4" Full HD (1920x1080), matted panel


The 4th generation Intel® CoreTM i7 Processor(Up to 5th Gen Intel Core i7)

Memory Type 

DDR3L, up to 1600MHz, 4 DIMM, max 32GB


GeForce GTX 980M / GDDR5 8GB x2

Hard Disk Capacity 

From single HDD up to 1024GB Super RAID 3 + 1TB HDD 7200rpm


Single-color backlight(red), Keyboard by SteelSeries and Cherry MX

Optical Disk Drive 

BD Writer / DVD Super Multi 

USB 3.0


Card Reader 


Video output: 

HDMI 1.4 / 2x MINI DisplayPort 1.2 




Killer DoubleShot Pro


Bluetooth v4.0 


Full HD type (30fps@1080p) 


8 cell, 5225mAh

Power Adapter 


Dimension (WxDxH) 

456(W) x 330(D) x 490(H)mm 


4.5 Kg (w/ Battery)


About MSI Notebooks

As a world leading gaming brand, MSI Notebook's goal is to become the most trusted name in laptop computers. We stand by our principles of breakthroughs in design, the pursuit of excellence, and technological innovation as we have continued to raise the bar for ourselves and have accomplished a great deal of pioneering work in the industry. If you need more product information, please visit http://www.msi.com.