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Internal Components - Part 3

Figure 18 shows the main components if the GT70 2PE Dominator Pro, with the coolers removed. The CPU that comes with the model we reviewed is the Core i7-4810MQ, with four cores (eight virtual cores thanks to the Hyper-Threading technology), clock of 2.8 GHz (3.8 GHz at turbo mode) and 6 MiB of L2 cache.

MSI GT70 Dominator Pro
Figure 18:
motherboard

Figure 19 shows the coolers of the GT70. There is only one fan for both coolers (one cooler is for the CPU while the other is for the video card).

MSI GT70 Dominator Pro
Figure 19:
coolers

Figures 20 and 21 show the GeForce GTX 880M video card that comes with the GT70 2PE Dominator Pro, which is available as an MXM module. It uses the top-shelf mobile GPU from NVIDIA, with 1,536 processing cores and 16 GDDR5 memory chips for a total of 8 GiB of video RAM, running at 5 GHz and accessed through a 256-bit bus. It means the video chip accesses memory with a bandwidth of 160 GB/s.

MSI GT70 Dominator Pro
Figure 20:
video card

MSI GT70 Dominator Pro
Figure 21:
video card (solder side)

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.