Tuesday, May 21st 2013

MSI Unveils World's First AMD Richland A10 Powered Gaming Laptops

MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils the new and refreshed GX70 and GX60, the world's first AMD Richland A10-5750M powered gaming laptops.

Part of MSI's award-winning G Series gaming laptops, the all-new GX70 and GX60 are now upgraded with AMD's newest processor, which promises an increase in visual performance by up to 40 percent over previous generations. The new processor also increases battery life and CPU performance, resulting in longer gaming sessions with crisper, brighter and a more realistic visual experience.

The GX70 is also armed with other cutting-edge technologies, including the new AMD Radeon HD 8970M graphics, AMD's Eyefinity 3D technology that allows users to run multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, Killer E2200 Game Networking to eliminate lag time and a full color backlit SteelSeries Gaming Keyboard. To produce an unmatched immersive experience, it is also outfitted with THX speakers with a built-in subwoofer.

"The GX70 and GX60 deliver the ultimate sensory experience for both professional and amateur gamers," said Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US. "MSI is committed to the gaming community and we understand that cutting-edge components results in exceptional performance."

Both units also come with Blu-ray Disc readers, a 1920x1080 full HD anti-reflective screen that reduces eyestrain while widening the field of view, 9 cell battery for extended mobile gaming pleasure, gold coated audio jacks for crystal clear and high fidelity sound, and more.

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10 Comments on MSI Unveils World's First AMD Richland A10 Powered Gaming Laptops

#1
Jorge
Finally !

Good to see Richland shipping or ready to be shipped. CPU performance is a modest improvement over Trinity but graphics are a big jump and it's priced right so it should be nice for those looking for a good laptop at a decent price, i.e. ME. :)
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#2
james888
Interesting combo of cpu and gpu/s. They put together and apu with a 7970 or 8970. Do they work in crossfire together? Does the laptop use the apu gpu when trying to save power?
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#3
Fourstaff
by: james888
Interesting combo of cpu and gpu/s. They put together and apu with a 7970 or 8970. Do they work in crossfire together? Does the laptop use the apu gpu when trying to save power?
They don't crossfire, and early reviews suggest that the CPU is holding the gpu back quite noticeably. Still an interesting concept though, compared to the massively underperforming gpu's in most gaming laptops today.
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#4
Jstn7477
Richland's GPU would be worthless to crossfire with a 4x more powerful GPU (underclocked desktop 7870). Unfortunately, the quad core mobile APUs perform like a dual core Intel, and it definitely shows in some games where an i7 36xx and GT 650m get higher FPS than this setup. IMO, I think I would rather have an i7 with an underclocked desktop 7790 chip for better balance. Many of the games I play annihilate a high end CPU more than a mid-range GPU e.g. Team Fortress 2.
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#5
theoneandonlymrk
by: Jstn7477
Richland's GPU would be worthless to crossfire with a 4x more powerful GPU (underclocked desktop 7870). Unfortunately, the quad core mobile APUs perform like a dual core Intel, and it definitely shows in some games where an i7 36xx and GT 650m get higher FPS than this setup. IMO, I think I would rather have an i7 with an underclocked desktop 7790 chip for better balance. Many of the games I play annihilate a high end CPU more than a mid-range GPU e.g. Team Fortress 2.
A10 quad v i7 ?? Really, and few games will run better on an intel dual I3
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#7
NC37
Only 1600 speed memory? Ouch. APUs need faster.

Also are those discrete GPUs or on the APU itself? Usually APU GPUs are listed with a G on the end, not an M.
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Jstn7477
by: NC37
Only 1600 speed memory? Ouch. APUs need faster.

Also are those discrete GPUs or on the APU itself? Usually APU GPUs are listed with a G on the end, not an M.
The 7970m is the same chip a desktop 7870 uses, but clocked lower. I'm pretty sure this laptop supports AMD's Enduro technology where you can switch between APU and dedicated graphics.
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#10
NeoXF
by: Fourstaff
They don't crossfire, and early reviews suggest that the CPU is holding the gpu back quite noticeably. Still an interesting concept though, compared to the massively underperforming gpu's in most gaming laptops today.
R8970M + A10-5750M still ends up faster on average than the GTX680M + i7-3xxx. Imagine how much faster it could be on an IB or Haswell as well.


Anyway, still don't get why couldn't they equip them with 1866MHz SO-DIMMs...
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