Originally Posted by Bloodweiser
Oh hmmm looks likes it's a pci express just a mobile version. So to answer my own question I guess the standard is MXM
The form factor of these cards are MXM in most gaming latpops... the only thing that I've seen have issues is the laptop's BIOS may not work with the card, or the card's vBIOS isn't compatible (or neither are compatible). Sometimes a different or modified vBIOS flash is required, or even a modified system BIOS.
Honestly, if you're thinking of upgrading to a different GPU... go over to that Notebook Review site (here's the MSI board: MSI Forum
) and ask there. They do TONS of mods/upgrades on their gaming notebooks and would be able to answer any questions on upgrading to a different card as far as what is compatible or what all you would need. I generally don't like referring people to other sites...but the guys over there are good and have a lot more experience at modding/upgrading gaming notebooks so I usually trust their judgement. I know they even have people that work at places like MSI/Asus that post over there so there's some knowledgeable people there.
The thread specific for your notebook (general owner's thread) is here: --->The Official MSI GT780/GT783 Owner's Lounge<---