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One press from the "Turbo" button overclocks the Core 2 Duo T7200 by 20%.
MSI GX-600 notebook reintroduces the turbo button

Earlier today MSI demonstrated the new GX600 gaming notebook at Computex 2007. The GX600 packs quite a few features into its welterweight 5.7lb package. But arguably the best feature on the GX600 is the Turbo Drive Engine technology.

When the GX600 is plugged in with AC power, the push of the turbo button automatically turns on Acceleration Mode. Acceleration Mode increases the processor’s front-side bus and raises the overall clock speed by 20%. A quick press of the button a second time returns the processor back to stock clock speeds. 

Intel’s recently announced Santa Rosa platform forms the base of the MSI GX600. The MSI GX600 features Intel’s PM965 Express chipset, a Core 2 Duo processor and 802.11n wireless networking technology.

A GeForce 8600M GT graphics card delivers DirectX 10 compatible graphics. MSI equips the GeForce 8600M GT mobile graphics with 512MB of video memory. MSI pairs the GeForce 8600M GT with a 15.4” WXGA widescreen display. The MSI GX600 also features HDMI and S-video outputs for external display connectivity.

Other notable features of the GX600 include an integrated 1.3 megapixel camera, Gigabit LAN, optional Bluetooth, PCMCIA Type II expansion and a separate NUMPAD on the keyboard.



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RE: i remember...
By BMFPitt on 6/6/2007 12:25:53 PM , Rating: 2
The only reason I can see for having "turbo" features are to save power and reduce noise. Most mobile processors have had this feature for years and didn't require the use of a button - they just downscale when the CPU is idle or near idle. Who wants to do this manually in all reality?


RE: i remember...
By omnicronx on 6/12/2007 3:10:05 PM , Rating: 2
as someone said before.. if you want an notebook that speeds up when you plug it in .. this is for you..
dont get this confused with windows vista software or whatever where they decrease and increase the multiplyer to change speeds. this computer increases the fsb by a fair margin.. 2400mhz @ 200mhzfsb (ex.. 200x14) is not as fast as 2400mhz @ 240fsb (240x10) (these are examples). A gamer or someone who needs a power hungry laptop could and probably would use this feature. and to answer why is it not just always on with power plugged in? well.. any oc;er can tell you, you cant raise fsb without increasing heat.. usually visavi cpu vcore.. so would i want this on in a laptop all the time? hell no.. it will only decrease the lifespan of your laptop


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