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15 Reasons For
Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72 Dominator G-1668 range from 1.7GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 Dominator G-1668.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The GT72 Dominator G-1668 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the portable PCs of this type and age. Most of the gaming laptops that were released one year ago only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however this notebook PC has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
We calculated the average reviews for all MSI laptops and also specifically for MSI gaming laptops and found that in both cases MSI had good reviews compared to other brands.
1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it support a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,866MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 Dominator G-1668.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 2.7 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 Dominator G-1668. The processor clock speeds of laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 Dominator G-1668 range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72 Dominator G-1668, the GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a front camera.
HD HD Type
The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops of this type and age.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is 16GB and the biggest is 32GB. The GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 Dominator G-1668.
4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The biggest memory slots of the GT72 Dominator G-1668 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT72 Dominator G-1668.
A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across comparable types of laptop.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 is a six USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72 Dominator G-1668 only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.
Nine Battery Cells
The MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 has more battery cells than most of the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT72 Dominator G-1668. Most of the gaming laptops that were released one year ago only have between four and eight battery cells, however this notebook PC has nine battery cells.
1.4 HDMI Version
This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.
8 Reasons Against
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At only 1,050 megahertz, the MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72 Dominator G-1668 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most laptops of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard. The GT72 Dominator G-1668 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.
We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Asus GL771JW is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The GT72 Dominator G-1668 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family
The GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a better processor family than most laptops of this spec and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.
An Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family is actually the worst processor family amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.
Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.
+5 More reasons against
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.
Only Two Built-In Speakers
Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72 Dominator G-1668 have between two and three built-in speakers, including the GT72 Dominator G-1668 which has two built-in speakers.
The average height of portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 Dominator G-1668 is 30mm, and the heights range from 17mm to 49mm. At 48 millimeters, the MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 is quite thick compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The GT72 Dominator G-1668 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3.5 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72 Dominator G-1668 range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz.
6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668
Released Over a Year Ago
This gaming laptop was released over a year ago.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT72 Dominator G-1668.
Average Internal Memory
At 16 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 Dominator G-1668.
+4 Other reasons
At 3.8 kilograms, the GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the GT72 Dominator G-1668.
If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus G751JL (1.1TB and higher rated).
HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the MSI GE62 Apache.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5600
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
4096 x 2304
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, HDMI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
2560 x 1600
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
1920 x 1080
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
SSE, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel Virtualization Technology
+- Manufacturer's Description
Manufacturer Part Numbers
gtx970, i75700, gtx970m, i75700h, i75700hq
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