March 20, 2015

MSI announce the GE Apache series with NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M

By: Low Chern Lin

MSI, the leading gaming notebook manufacturer and innovator, now announced its latest gaming notebook GE72 Apache series featured latest Intel core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics. To meet gamer’s need for speed, MSI continues to roll out gaming notebooks with ever more impressive performance to market. With the blazing features, stunning visual performance come together perfectly, it puts the competition to shame.

“As a result of the booming competition gaming market, there has been an increasing number of heavy-load games, so gamers are demanding more in terms of graphics, functions, and other design features specially for gamers. MSI has heard their desire and responded with numerous breakthroughs and innovations. The result has been gaming laptops with the latest processor and display card on the market, most advanced and rich array of gaming features, and better gamer-friendly experience”. said Eric Kuo, VP of Global Sales & Marketing at MSI Notebook.

Experience the desktop-class performance on a notebook 
The GeForce GTX 960M brings desktop-class gaming performance to the notebook, driving impressive gameplay at ultra settings on 1080p resolutions. Comparing to previous generation, the GeForce GTX960M scores 10% higher than  GeForce GTX 850M in 3DMark 11P. Now, you can take on every game with blazing-fast performance, exclusive gaming technologies, plus the improve battery life you need to play longer, unplugged. 

Hear beyond the limits, Nahimic Sound Techonology now packed in MSI Gaming Notebooks
At the very cutting edge of innovation, Nahimic sound technology has been approved for its quality and precision in projects undertaken by the military field, and also the aeronautics industry.  Now, they are looking to make some serious noise in the world of gaming by becoming the next piece of your gaming arsenal. Nahimic places your user experience right at the heart of their software, offering you highly sought-after gaming benefits:
 Total immersion in the game: 360° sound that puts you right in the heart of the action.
 Realism: highlighting even the smallest sounds and providing incomparable clarity of dialogue.
 Gaming intensity: increased bass, giving you incredibly high-powered sound.
 Microphone communication quality: constant volume and noise reduction for optimum voice clarity and comprehension.

Lastly, Nahimic is unveiling their HD Audio Recorder for the very first time: this function will enable you to enjoy studio quality sound to immortalize your streamed games - all in one click!

SteelSeries Engine Features CloudSync
To fully utilize GE72/GE62 Apache series keyboard, this machine is equipped the new SteelSeries Engine 3. SSE3 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.  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! 

Optional Super RAID 2 technology with 3 SSD RAID 0
Featuring the exclusive technology made by MSI, named Super Raid 2, the data read/write speed of the storage will reach 1400MB/sec or more, while 3 SSD combined with RAID0 setting is the key. The Super Raid 2 is no wonder the most advanced storage technology considered both big capacity and high efficiency. 

Cooler Boost 3 -- better performance, less noise
The Cooler Boost 3 dual cooling system is developed for use with the next generation extreme performance mobile processors. 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. This will maximize the cooling and ensure a chilly system, even during those marathon gaming sessions, regardless of how demanding the environment while still staying quiet.

With Killer Networking function, you call the shots
New generation MSI GE72 and GE62 gaming laptops come equipped with Killer Gaming LAN to give you blazing online transmission speeds that are faster than regular LAN, reducing much more latency/ping time for a hiccup-free online gaming experience and effectively eliminating incorrect commands resulting from game lag, greatly increasing your chances of coming out on top online.

Audio Boost for better gaming headset sound 
MSI's Audio Boost enhances sound quality and comes with AMP (Audio Power Amplifier), a program designed to greatly enhance headphone performance and amperage in medium to high-end competition gaming and HiFi headsets and enhancing wrap around sound. All sound jacks are gold plated, because gold is the best conductive material known to man and does not oxidize. Christened "gold flash audio jacks," they increase transmission efficiency and reduce noise, so that GE series laptops reproduce each acoustic detail crisply, cleanly, faithfully.

XSplit Gamecaster : Best Live Streaming App for Gamers
MSI GE72, GE62 notebook 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. 

Matrix multi-display presents 2+1 monitors usage
Matrix display features up to 2 external displays, allowing you to output to 2 displays simultaneously using HDMI 1.4 mini and Display-Port 1.2. Users can work with multi-task at the same time. (Overall 3 monitors include notebook’s monitor on GE72 or GE62)

Dynaudio sound system for authentic fidelity sound
Cooperated with the leading speaker company Dynaudio for years, now GE72, GE62 are packing the latest speaker design with 2.1 channel and its absolutely authentic hearing experience. The signal has been enhanced sound detail and volume has been increased, people who play games or enjoy movies will absolutely be immersed in the perfect system with outstanding sound effect.

Model name
GE72 Apache series
Operating System
Windows 8.1
LED Backlight Display
17.3" (GE72) Full HD (1920x1080)
Intel® Core™ i7-4720HQ
Memory Type
DDR3L SO-DIMM slot x2 (up to 16GB)
GeForce GTX 960M / GDDR5 2GB
Hard Disk Capacity
From single HDD up to 384GB Super RAID 2 + 1TB HDD 7200rpm
Keyboard by SteelSeries, multi color backlit with Steelseries Engine 3
Optical Disk Drive
BD Writer / DVD Super Multi
USB 3.0/2.0
Card Reader
Display output:
DisplayPort 1.2 / HDMI 1.4
Mic-in/Headphone out
Audio Boost
Killer Gb LAN, Intel A/C WiFi
2.1 channel sound system, each channel with 2 speakers, 1 woofer.
HD type (30fps@720p)
6-Cell Li-Ion (51Wh)
Power Adapter
150W slim design
Dimension (WxDxH)
GE72: 419 x 280 x 29mm
GE72: 2.7Kg (w/ Battery)