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MSI Reveals GX70 AMD Gaming Notebook

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.

  • thomaseron
    I wouldn't mind having this laptop. :-)
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  • shahrooz
    nice, but I would like to see some benchs
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  • fudoka711
    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
    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
    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
    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
    for all those questioning the the fact it has an APU in ut need to check out the review of the GX60 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gx60-gaming-laptop-radeon-hd-7970m,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
    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
    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
    AMD needs to make some 45w mobile CPUs to bring all cores up to 3GHZ and turbo close to 4GHZ
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