Wednesday, February 5th 2014

MSI Releases GX70 and GX60 Destroyer Laptops with AMD R9 M290X Graphics

MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the availability of the new GX Destroyer Series featuring AMD A10 processor, AMD Radeon R9-M290X graphics and a variety of gaming features designed to deliver optimal performance.

MSI's GX Destroyer Series possesses the perfect combination of multimedia capability and gaming performance. Armed with AMD's state-of-the-art mobile processor, both GX70 and GX60 Destroyers come with AMD's latest GPU and its proprietary Mantle Graphics technology, which improves gaming performance, ensures higher resolutions and smoother gameplay and allows developers to utilize the GPU more efficiently to create a more immersive gaming experience.

GX Destroyer units are the first gaming notebooks to feature MSI's Dragon Gaming Center, a gaming shortcut key designed to maximize performance and speed by performing full system check-ups, instantly configuring your machine to your preset gaming environment profile and closing unnecessary background applications to increase processing power. The units also feature SteelSeries' keyboard customization software that gives users the ability to modify colors, lighting effects, and more.

"The GX Destroyer Series delivers the optimum combination of performance and affordability demanded by both the professional and amateur gamer," said Andy Tung, CEO for MSI Pan America. "The myriad of multimedia and gaming components in both the GX70 Destroyer and GX60 Destroyer make the units the ultimate portable gaming and entertainment machines."

The GX Destroyer Series also comes with Killer E2200 Game Networking for lag-free gaming, SoundBlaster Cinema for ultra-realistic sound, MSI's Cooler Boost and Audio Boost technology and AMD's Eyefinity technology. AMD's Eyefinity technology allows users to run multiple independent displays simultaneous and supports 4K output displays up to 5760x1080 resolutions.

There are plans to implement the SteelSeries Engine software to provide a deeper level of customization on the GX Destroyer series as well as the upcoming next gen G Series laptops. MSI plans to roll out the software within the next few months and will provide further information on how to obtain the software for current owners of the gaming notebooks once it becomes available.

Select major retailers and e-tailers will also offer Battlefield 4 free for the GX Destroyer series when it becomes available.
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18 Comments on MSI Releases GX70 and GX60 Destroyer Laptops with AMD R9 M290X Graphics

#1
Casecutter
This will be fun to see this against the GeForce GTX 780M, 770M, And 765M: Scaling Vs. Radeon HD 8970M review Tom's did a couple of days back. Tom's always seems what conspicuously seems like preemptive reviews.
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#2
Prima.Vera
Isn't this M290X a rebrand of the 7970M aka. 8970M ??
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#3
HumanSmoke
by: Prima.Vera
Isn't this M290X a rebrand of the 7970M aka. 8970M ??
Yup. Straight up rebrand (love the "A new GPU for a new era in gaming" hyperbole) - even down to the clock frequencies.
Looks like a shiny new name has already suckered at least one TPU forum member, so the signs look good for AMDs marketing.
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#4
xorbe
Mobile rebranding is rampant on both sides. I guess things just don't change as often like desktop parts.
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#5
HopelesslyFaithful
by: xorbe
Mobile rebranding is rampant on both sides. I guess things just don't change as often like desktop parts.
yep 680mx=780m=880m(i believe they are rebranding to that IIRC). there unfortunately was no 7990m :/
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#6
HumanSmoke
by: HopelesslyFaithful
yep 680mx=780m=880m(i believe they are rebranding to that IIRC)
IIRC, the 880M while sharing the GK104 silicon, will have twice the framebuffer (8GB vs 4GB) and a 16-20% core clock increase over the 780M (both parts being 100W TDP)...so, very similar but not identical.
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HopelesslyFaithful
by: HumanSmoke
IIRC, the 880M while sharing the GK104 silicon, will have twice the framebuffer (8GB vs 4GB) and a 16-20% core clock increase over the 780M (both parts being 100W TDP)...so, very similar but not identical.
that would be news to me. I have never heard any of that

EDIT: ram is true and core clock is irreverent. Basically a rebrand. I see no use for 8GB of ram in a note book card. I dont even use my 2GB let alone 4 or even 8
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#8
HumanSmoke
by: HopelesslyFaithful
ram is true and core clock is irreverent. Basically a rebrand
Didn't say the 880M SKU wasn't a rebrand - just that it isn't identical as per the 8970M and M290X.
If the 880M core clock change is irreverent then AMD are truly taking the piss with the HD 7970 > HD 7970 GHz Edition > R9 280X :laugh:
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#10
Arjai
So, this is all hype? It won't do what they are claiming? :confused:
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#11
LeonVolcove
by: Arjai
So, this is all hype? It won't do what they are claiming? :confused:
UNLESS they can proved that this "thing" is any better then the previous one. lets just say 15%-20% OVERALL
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#12
Jorge
I think the deal is this laptop version has Kaveri, Mantle and a significant performance boost over the prior model. They should change model numbers with each generation so as not to confuse.
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#13
LeonVolcove
by: Jorge
I think the deal is this laptop version has Kaveri, Mantle and a significant performance boost over the prior model. They should change model numbers with each generation so as not to confuse.
Mobile Kaveri = "A10-6750M"?????? WORTH WAITING(For me), but the sad side is their graphic card is same only different name.
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#14
Lionheart
Love AMD, but seriously stop rebranding Laptop GPU's :'(
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#15
techy1
wow: a twice rebranded 7970M from 2012 + i3 U-series performace like CPU + cheap ass 1TB HDD = ...... what? .....a Destroying price! Hurry up with your, son!
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#16
TheinsanegamerN
by: LeonVolcove
Mobile Kaveri = "A10-6750M"?????? WORTH WAITING(For me), but the sad side is their graphic card is same only different name.
to be fair, it would be much faster with the 6750m, since the 5750 and 4600 were way too slow for the 7970/8970 card. heck, a 7870m was too fast. if kaveri's better cpu performance follow into mobile, we might be able to use the potential of a 3 year old chip.

i dont think we'll see an actual new gpu until the 20nm die shrink. there just snt any room for improvement at 28nm anymore. wish they would just keep the same name though.
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#17
LeonVolcove
by: techy1
wow: a twice rebranded 7970M from 2012 + i3 U-series performace like CPU + cheap ass 1TB HDD = ...... what? .....a Destroying price! Hurry up with your, son!
i3 U series performance?really?
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#18
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Arjai
So, this is all hype? It won't do what they are claiming? :confused:
What are they claiming exactly? They talk mostly about software in the OP.
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