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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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By Anh Huynh on 6/7/2007 2:12:23 AM , Rating: 2
This doesn't conserve power at all. The Turbo button overclocks the processor.

The processor in the notebook is a 2 GHz Core 2 Duo with an 800 MHz front-side bus. When you press the Turbo button, it raises the front-side bus 20% to 960 MHz for 2.4 GHz.

It's not a bad idea if you're on the go a lot, but want a little more CPU power when the system is plugged in. The difference between a Core 2 Duo T7200 (2.0 GHz) and T7600 (2.33 GHz) is $425 (Dell upgrade option on XPS).


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