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MSI Reveals GX70 AMD Gaming Notebook

By - Source: techpowerup | B 12 comments

The recently announced MSI GX70 Gaming Notebook is packed with even more features than its predecessor, the GX60.

The GX70 is the next in the series of gaming Notebooks from MSI, succeeding the GX60 released only a few months ago. The new notebook features a new and improved AMD A10-5750M Quad Core Processor, rated to be approximately 10-15% faster than the APU found in the GX60. Other areas of improvement include a larger 17.3" 1920x1080 full HD display, AMD Radeon 8970M Graphics, an optional 128GB SSD and either a 500GB or 750GB hard drive. The GX70 supports up to 32GB of 1600MHz DDR3L memory. 

The GX70 still offers Eyefinity triple-display output support and is equipped with a Killer Gaming networking card and a Steelseries gaming keyboard. Other media features include two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, an HD Webcam, SD card reader, 1 HDMI port and MSI Audio Boost. The laptop weighs about 3.9Kg (8.5lbs) with the battery.  The gaming notebooks runs on Windows 8 out of the box.

Because MSI claims that the new GX70 is "recommended for Crysis 3" the new notebook includes a limited Crysis 3 Bundle, so users can put to the test the latest AMD HD8970M card and AMD A10 5750M APU.

No MSRP on the MSI GX70 has been released yet, but we can expect fully-equipped models to enter the price range of about $1500.

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    thomaseron , May 14, 2013 10:36 PM
    I wouldn't mind having this laptop. :-)
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    shahrooz , May 14, 2013 10:42 PM
    nice, but I would like to see some benchs
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    fudoka711 , May 14, 2013 11:19 PM
    Tom's already did a full benchmark analysis of the previous version of this. Pretty sick stuff in that one already for just $1200. For a fully loaded $1500 lappy, this should be amazing.
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    cobra5000 , May 14, 2013 11:21 PM
    Nice, but why pair an APU, with discrete graphics? Especially at the $1500 price range, I would expect FX level quad cores. Has AMD no mobile chips, faster than their A series? And btw, AMD fan here, still rockin' the 965! Not an Intel troll.
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    joytech22 , May 14, 2013 11:51 PM
    I think we all know the most limiting factor to this laptop will be the CPU.
    Sad, but true. :( 
    AMD needs to really work on IPC.
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    NeeKo , May 15, 2013 5:25 AM
    I really dont get the "Gaming Notebook" , its limited to play any game doesnt matter from which angle you view it. I'd rather have a very powerful desktop ready to tear through anything and a very light and blazing fast laptop where weight is something that matters. Not this beast that you have to always use it plugged on and weights 5-6kg
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    irish_adam , May 15, 2013 6:06 AM
    for all those questioning the the fact it has an APU in ut need to check out the review of the GX60,3478.html
    yeah they could put an i5 in there and squeeze a few more FPS in there but when you get over 40 FPS on the highest detail settings in pretty much all modern games with the APU at 1080p (as high as the display lets you go) whats the point? It will just make it more expensive
    MSI found the sweet spot in performance vs price. Honestly read the review of the GX60, its a very interesting read, you will not get a better gaming laptop at that price
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    sjc1017 , May 15, 2013 6:32 AM
    Surely if you can pair an adequate CPU with an excellent GPU and save a chunk of money you are onto a winner? If you bring the price under the £1000 mark it seems more affordable than the i7 versions at £1200 or so?
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    flowingbass , May 15, 2013 7:08 AM
    Oh my, if only MSi releases a 15.4 inch version of the same config, i will gladly upgrade from my GX660r.
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    danwat1234 , May 15, 2013 12:58 PM
    AMD needs to make some 45w mobile CPUs to bring all cores up to 3GHZ and turbo close to 4GHZ
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    sjc1017 , May 15, 2013 2:16 PM
    Why don't they pair this GPU with an i5, would that still be more expensive? Or even an i3 to make a cheap intel gaming laptop?
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    MacPointMan , May 15, 2013 4:08 PM
    I have an earlier version of this laptop. I love it. It is the Intel / NVIDIA version however. I had to send it back to MSI due to a bum hard drive. MSI had no issues, they fixed it right up. In the meantime I replaced it with an ASUS N76VZ also an Intel / NVIDIA rig.
    The ASUS is thinner Lighter and performs on par with the MSI rig even with half the memory (8 GB).
    Ill be sticking with ASUS hardware for the time being though same price. More compact setup, same basic configuration, more easily transportable and attractive setup. 4 USB 3 ports on the ASUS plus one year of accidental damage coverage with FREE shipping to ASUS should you need an RMA. ASUS customer service is a bit better and more responsive.
    Having said that I would not purchase another HP or Dell product unless I have to especially when ASUS is releasing such stellar products right now.
    Currently I own two Low end HP laptops Both are lower end and work fine under Ubuntu Linux. One Intel based and one AMD based Sleekbook for work and general purpose stuff. Too bad the store I had to use didn't carry ASUS hardware or id have them.