*The Offical MSI GX60 Owners Lounge*

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  1. layjohn

    layjohn Notebook Consultant

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    It is officially on pre-order for U.S at least.
    This thread is a complete copy cat of ViciousXUSMC's GT60&GT70 thread haha....
    I did as much as I can so far, I'll gradually update as the GX60 being released.

    General Specification:
    • Genuine Windows® 8 64Bits
    • AMD Quad-Core A10-Series processor
    • AMD Radeon™ HD 7970M Discrete Class Graphics
    • AMD Eyefinity Multi-Display Technology Support
    • Super RAID with 2 SSD RAID0 gives you over 1000MB/s (optional)
    • Killer Gaming Networking for priority online gaming
    • Exclusive Audio boost design for crystal clear audio fidelity
    • A Keyboard made just for gamers by SteelSeries
    • THX TruStudio Pro provides excellent surround sound effect
    • 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) anti-glare LCD panel in LED backlight

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    Product Features

    AMD Radeon™HD 7970M Discrete Class Graphics

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    The GX60, MSI's latest and greatest generation gaming notebook, features AMD's newest high-end HD 7970M discrete graphics card with excellent 3D performance and amazing visuals that increase game realism. The all-new 28nm graphics core supports DirectX®11 technology, world-class PowerTune Technology, and Enduro display switching technology to throttle up performance and extend battery time as you enjoy a high-performance, high-resolution gaming experience.

    AMD Eyefinity Multi-Display Technology Support
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    The MSI GX60 supports AMD Eyefinity Technology which features innovative three-screen display capabilities, allowing you to output to three displays simultaneously using HDMI, VGA, and mini-DisplayPort. You can show one picture (i.e., videos, graphics) on multiple displays or different pictures on multiple displays.


    - The one picture, multiple display replicates an image on multiple screens, extending the picture to the left and right edge of your field of vision for a more panoramic viewing experience.
    - The multiple picture, multiple display setting assigns each screen a different task.
    Eyefinity's full-screen offers a more immersive visual experience.


    Super RAID with 2 SSD RAID0 gives you over 1000MB/s reading speed!!* (optional)
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    The first Super RAID design—one notebook with two mSATA SSD RAID 0 (128GBx2) units, is yet another world first courtesy of MSI. Two mSATA SSDs and one HDD can be installed in the same laptop without the need to expand the size of the laptop, increasing read, write, and saving speeds.

    Killer Gaming LAN-, “priority online gaming— lead the way”
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    The GX60 represent the first time that MSI has incorporated Killer™ Gaming Networking - Killer™ E2200 Intelligent Networking into its notebooks, endowing them awesome online speeds. The Advanced Game Detect™ technology recognizes online game data packs and processes them first, accelerating them in the process. The best weapon against stuttering characters, freeze-ups, and lagging, it vastly improves the prowess of online gamers. Now, whether FPS or MMO gaming is your cup of tea, you’ll have that extra edge you need to be victorious.

    The Real Deal: A Keyboard Made Just for Gamers
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    1. Exclusive keyboard position and golden triangle layout to offer faster and longer-lasting keyboard action

    Better Size and Position: Enlarge “Ctrl” key size, move Windows key to right side.

    2. Just solid!

    MSI has improved the resilience and tactile feedback of each and every key. Users will no longer have to deal with flimsy keys.

    3. Multi Keys Input

    MSI's gaming keyboard supports simultaneous pressing of multi keys, allowing users to issue commands rapidly and respond to games with precision.

    Studio Pro Provides Excellent Surround Sound Effect
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    THX TruStudio Pro is specially designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios— to the PC. THX TruStudio Pro provides the latest groundbreaking technologies that are products of years of collective experience and research by Creative and THX. Together, these technologies deliver the fullest audio experience for music, movies and games, while remaining true to the source and intention of the artists who created it.

    Audio boost design for greatly enhance headphone performance and
    faithfully reproduce each acoustic detail

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    In the other hand, the MSI Audio Boost design enhances sound output by 30%. The gold flash audio jack provides stable sound transmission (reduced obstruction) and works in conjunction with the optimized AMP (Audio Power Amplifier) design, characterized by low noise and low distortion, to greatly enhance headphone performance and faithfully reproduce each acoustic detail.


    15.6" Full HD anti-glare LCD panel in LED backlight
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    Places to buy
    Gentech: GenTech PC - Customize System
    XoticPC:MSI GX60 1AC-021US - XOTIC PC - 15.6" MSI Gaming Notebook
    PowerNotebooks: Powernotebooks- MSI GX60 1AC-021US
     
  2. SoundOf1HandClapping

    SoundOf1HandClapping Was once a Forge

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    Hrm...

    $1200, which is about the same price as the 3610m/GTX 660M GE60. Ships with Windows 8, which I haven't used yet. Could be interesting.

    I'll be interested in seeing how the 4600m performs. I do x264 encoding on my GE60, so I want to see how much slower it is compared to my 3610m. Also, I hope Enduro works considering it's an all-AMD machine.
     
  3. layjohn

    layjohn Notebook Consultant

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    Yaa you can say that GX60 is more game orientated, and GT,GE are more for everyday stuff, but still do decent on most games.

    However, if someone is getting a laptop for game, keep this in mind, GX60 is a full 100-200 dollars cheaper.
     
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    Yanm Notebook Enthusiast

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    Excuse my ignorance provided I'm wrong, but if the cpu does bottleneck the 7970M, wouldn't the GT/GE be more for gaming than the GX60?
     
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    layjohn Notebook Consultant

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    There are already many reviews out (mainly on the Chinese forums), they did a good amount of real life gaming benchmarks, and the results are not bad.

    The CPU does not bottleneck as bad as people thought, in fact I personally don't see any bottle necks.

    They done test on games such as BF3, Diablo 3, etc. these games are pretty CPU intensive, since they involve alot of physics calculations. They all ran perfectly fine, in fact, beyond the playable frame rates.

    Of course these are all based on others' reviews, I would like to personally test this thing out though.. =]
     
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    SoundOf1HandClapping Was once a Forge

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    If you compared an i7/7970m system to a 4600m/7970m system, yeah, the 4600m will have lower FPS. The AMD chip will bottleneck it, but exactly how much is up for debate.

    The real selling point of the GX60 is the price. You get a top-tier card for the same price you'd get for an i7/660M machine. Plus, it comes with a lot of bells and whistles. That $1200 USD base config comes with a matte screen and a BR ODD. It's just missing a backlit keyboard.

    From a pure gaming standpoint, I have no doubt it'll outperform anything lower than and i7/680m or i7/7970m combo. It might be neck-and-neck with an i7/675MX machine depending on the game.

    As I mentioned in my other post, I'm not concerned with the gaming performance. For that price, it'll be one hell of a gamer. I'm more worried about how it'll handle non-gaming activities. As I mentioned, I like to encode video, so I'm concerned how it'll handle encoding.
     
  7. layjohn

    layjohn Notebook Consultant

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    Encoding wise, there were alot of test beens done on the Trinity APU already, forgot where, but I seen the comparison on A10, with i5, i7 etc. and the test included word processing, Excel stuff, video encoding. And no doubt....A10 is significantly slower than the i7s and even the i5. I remember on one of the video encoding test, the A10 was like 5times slower than the i7.

    But as long as it gets the job done, within a reasonable time frame, I don't mind spending 200 bucks less just for that extra 10sec.

    By the way, regarding back-lit keyboard. It was confirmed that there IS a plug for the LED lights under the keyboard, which mean in the future if anyone actually wants a steel series back-lit keyboard, it is upgradable. Not sure if those keyboard will sell separately though.. o_O
     
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    I guess i'll reveal it here, i have it coming on monday/tuesday.....
     
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    Nice Meaker! What configuration did you get??

    Looks like Gentech PC has it up for preorder for $1200, pretty decent price considering that is not even the barebone model. I hope Gentech gets a barebone that is a bit cheaper (900-1000 perhaps).

    Also the Gentech model has a backlit keyboard included. I would love to throw 2 Momentus XT 750gb in Raid 0.. sacrifice a little speed for a ton of storage (My 120gb SSD is always >90% full)
     
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    I am kinda bummed, i had hoped it would sell closer to $999. I am in the market to get a budget gaming laptop, right now im leaning towards the lenovo Y580 (ivy bridge i7 w/660M) for $800-$850.

    still, looking forward to more reviews.
     

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