MSI GX60 Review: Radeon HD 7970M In A $1,200 Notebook!

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I own an MSI (with some weird number classification that I can't remember) but it has proved to be a dedicated and powerful gaming laptop. It also has had really no problems other than the glossy finish getting scratched (which doesn't even exist on this laptop) so I would recommend MSI products :D
 

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I also own an MSI, a GX660r with a 5870M and a Core i5 480m. The 5870M desktop equivalent is a HD5770. The GPU is quite struggling to play on high in current games, mid-high or sometimes medium (all low on crysis 3 except resolution and textures) is required to maintain playable frame rates.

I might just upgrade to this and just swap GPU between the two. i5 480m > A10-4600M
 

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Hey Tom's run a few gaming tests again with PScheck forcing the CPU to run at a 2.5-2.7ghz so that it won't throttle itself so much.

I'd like to see exactly what speeds we'd need to get an A10-4600 running at to reduce these severe bottlenecks.
 

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Very nice machine. It's a shame that AMD stopped with the A10-4600M and didn't look to produce a higher model as that'd help, however until the HSA initiative really kicks in, the Bulldozer architecture's FPU implementation is always going to be found wanting, and that's without even talking about the sharing issues which Steamroller looks to fix.
 

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No frame latency graphs from FRAPS? Its not difficult to keep a log of them and produce the graphs for those who are interested. I'd like to see the minimum frame dips for a machine like this one.
 

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The A10-4600M can be overclocked relatively easily, up to 3.6Ghz+. That won't fix the fact that's it's an APU, but it will help a little.
 
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There's is a GX60 with a10-5750m richland APU...
Which the improvement is modestly 10-15% CPU powers, it should alleviate some of the CPU bottleneck...
 

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[citation][nom]patrick47018[/nom]Looks promising[/citation]
... not just that... loooook... there is a windows 7 logo... it looks exscelent...
 

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This notebook is a ridiculous concept to me. Its greatest achievements are its price and its performance where it matters: maxed-out directX11 games in 1080p, working as good or BETTER in most of the cases than its Nvidia sibling. Its greatest disadvantage being its gaming ability is limited in anything under 1080p (still talking only about games here).

One hell of a laptop for me, if I could afford when, when I'll go to college this Octomber.
 

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Interesting heatsink design. Shame really that APUs don't come with L3-cache. If they did, they would show performance not unlike the FX-series. In my mind.
 

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With respect to handbrake: It's getting QuickSync support too in the coming months (i believe it's in the same beta version you're talking about) so I'm not sure if the OpenCL advantage will last for AMD.
 

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[citation][nom]ojas[/nom]With respect to handbrake: It's getting QuickSync support too in the coming months (i believe it's in the same beta version you're talking about) so I'm not sure if the OpenCL advantage will last for AMD.[/citation]
Oh and, Intel can use OpenCL too, so i won't go jumping to conclusions without seeing benchmarks first.
 
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