Written by: Joshua Huddleston
The latest computer of choice that I purchased was *drum roll please*. A Micro Star International Gaming Laptop (MSI). MSI, a Taiwanese multinational information technology corporation headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan. It designs, develops and provides computer hardware, related products and services, including laptops, motherboards, graphics cards, All-in-One PCs, servers, industrial computers, PC peripherals, car infotainment products, etc.
The MSI laptop that I went with is a higher end model that contains an extremely complex VR capable Graphics card created by NVidia, A partner with Intel. The model is the 1060GTX. The version that came in my laptop is a full desktop GPU but slimmed to fit in a Laptop frame. The technology is extremely incredible.
An NVIDIA GPU (as above) from the mid 2000’s was double the size of what we see today. GPU’s today are about a quarter of that size with more than triple the processing power.
See below for a comparison chart of previous GPU’s provided by Techradar:
The GTX 480 which was the flagship of Nvidia’s high end computing graphics cards was released only 6 and a half years ago. As the chart shows, the power has doubled while the price has stayed in a relatively affordable range over the years. Something not mentioned in the chart is the software updates that have also been created in tandem with the hardware upgrades. Programs such as GEforce Experience make it very easy to modify & fine tune your graphics card for the best optimization even if you are using older hardware.
Bottom line… the performance is wonderful. I boot from a Solid State Drive in about 5 seconds and am ready to work while on the go. Some of the other, or previous computers I have owner included a Lenovo Y580, and an Asus Chromebox.
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