When NVIDIA unveiled its next-gen Kepler GPU, we were a bit surprised to see its first mobile iteration show up in a so-called Ultrabook. Sure, it was impressive, but we couldn't help but wonder how this mobile chip would perform if someone crammed it into a rig with some real power. Now that Intel's let the cat out of the bag (and into the Ivy) that day has come. Behold: the MSI GT70 gaming laptop. Living up to its next-gen CES promises, this 17.3-inch behemoth falls squarely in the desktop replacement category, at 8.6 pounds, and packs a new 2.3GHz Core i7-3610QM processor, NVIDIA's latest GeForce GTX 670M chip with 3GB of video memory, 16GB of DDR3 RAM and a fancy RAID 0 dual SSD setup -- all wrapped in one hefty, formidable package. So how powerful a combination do Ivy Bridge and Kepler make? Let's find out.
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