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MSI GX70 Gaming Series Notebook Combines Latest AMD Hardware for Crysis 3

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  1. btarunr

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    Do you want to play Crysis 3 on a high resolution notebook that offers a smooth gaming experience? Want to experience the awesome graphics performance by AMD's latest Radeon HD 8970M with the super wide angle view that only three screens can offer. Now, it is available with the MSI GX70, officially recommended for Crysis 3.

    GX70 gaming laptop offers gamers the best of both worlds--performance and affordability. It packs the latest AMD platform with A10-5750M quad-core architecture and the top-end HD 8970M, supporting DirectX 11.1 for superior video resolution, as well as MSI's Eyefinity triple-screen output. This GX70 also comes with the limited Crysis 3 bundle, including Crysis 3 serial number, so you can download a legal copy. In addition, the GX70 comes in a limited edition of Crysis 3 box.

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    Better performance and visuals
    AMD's new gen A10-5750M quad-core processor: MSI's latest generation laptop, the GX70 comes equipped with AMD's newest A10-5750M quad-core processor. This APU increases overall system performance by 10~15% over the earlier A10-4600M, while optimizing power saving and heat dissipation.

    The latest integrated Radeon HD 8650G display chip saves power, while providing superior DirectX 11 high resolution display performance as well as three graphics output interfaces--Mini Display Port, HDMI, and D-Sub--to provide the industry's only Eyefinity triple-display full HD output with synchronized, identical resolution or asynchronized, varied resolution options to greatly broaden field-of-vision. It supports up to three full HD monitors at the highest resolution settings and meets the requirements for multiple screen output with high performance for multiple users. What's more, the latest HDMI 1.4b and Display Port 1.2 broadband interface offers super high 4096 x 2160 resolution, making the GX70 ideal for medical applications and professional graphics designers.

    New gen AMD HD 8970M 2GB graphics: MSI's new GX70 laptop packs the latest high-end AMD HD 8970M 3D discrete graphics card with 256-bit frequency and 2 GB GDDR5 display memory design and supports ultra-high quality resolution DirectX 11, racking up top-5000 points on the 3DMark 11 DirectX11 performance test. In addition, it plays load-heavy 3D programs as smooth as silk even when set to ultra or full HD resolution.

    In most non-heavy load situations, the GX70 utilizes the integrated HD 8650G to provide low-power use when using multiple screens, but when running heavy-load 3D programs, the system automatically switches to the HD 8970M, giving you more realistic visuals.

    Super RAID architecture offers ultra-high speed data storage performance: MSI's newest GX70 notebook computer with AMD platform features Super RAID technology developed by MSI with optional SSD for maximum performance. The RAID 0 high performance accelerated architecture doubles the GX70's storage capacity and throttles up hard disk reading speeds to more than 900 MB/s--some 10 times faster than traditional single core 7200 RPM HDD. This not only greatly reduces boot up speeds, it is also more than enough for read-writing and ripping large quantities of data as well as for the complex high-load graphics, keeping you one step ahead of your opponents.

    Peripherals designed for extreme gaming
    SteelSeries professional gaming keyboard: Responding to the need of gamers for a keyboard designed just for you, MSI collaborated with SteelSeries to equip MSI's newest generation laptop with a keyboard designed just for them. Not only is it twice as durable as traditional keyboards and the responsiveness of the keys like that of desktop computers, the Windows start key has been relocated to the right side of the keyboard to greatly reduce the likelihood that you're going to hit it accidently in the heat of battle.

    Full color backlight LED is also embodied (option) for you to choose from more than 1,000 color combinations and five difference scenario modes to have the coolest laptop in LAN parties.

    Professional Killer Gaming Networking: It's not uncommon to lose when playing online games, because of slow network transmission. The GX70 comes with Killer Gaming Networking which greatly reduces latency/ping to ensure smooth online gameplay and eliminates incorrect commands resulting from network lag. The enhanced online performance keeps you a step ahead of your foe, so you can come out ahead.

    MSI Audio Boost solution: MSI's Audio Boost sound technology ensures that users can also enjoy superior wrap-around stereo sound when using headphones on their GX70, because it employs the gold-plated Gold Flash audio jack which boasts ultra-low resistance, unparalleled conductivity, enhanced antioxidation, better transmission performance, and reduced noise to give you cleaner, crisper stereo sound reproduction. In addition, the embedded power amplifying chip (AMP) ensures top-quality stereo sound in high-end earphones, so you can hear dialog with comrades-in-arms more clearly and what's happening around you and from which direction. The audio solution is ideal for power users and music lovers alike.

    USB3.0: The MSI GX70 also sports the latest USB 3.0 port with transmission speeds of up to 4.8Gbps--10 times faster than USB2.0, so a 4.8GB HD DVD movie is transferred in a mere 8 seconds. Power transmission has also been ratcheted up 80% to 0.9 amperes to greatly enhance data transfer and recharging performance on external hard drives, flash drives, and various handheld devices.

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    So what is this 8970m actually?
     
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    You forgot to post the most relevant things, like price and country availability for shipping. :)

    More likely a re-brand of 7970M card with performance similar with a 7770 Desktop GPU...
     
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    more likely 7850 i guess
     
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    Lol at that CPU...:laugh:

    They've built a Ferrari and given it the engine of a Ford Focus.
     
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    As the price hasnt been mentioned, this may be an entry/mid level gaming laptop designed for those who want affordable mobile gaming.
     
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    That CPU is still quite a bit better suited for modern games like crysis 3 then the similarly(higher) priced Intel mobile dual cores.

    You can forget about getting an Intel mobile quad core in that laptop for the same price.
     
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    This is the first "official" Richland powered laptop that I have seen offered. The A10-5750 is a good APU and will deliver impressive performance with low power consumption. I'm sure these will sell well as they deliver what the majority of consumers desire for performance and at a very nice price.

    The reason prices are not mentioned in the story is because the Press Release did not include them. When these notebooks "officially" become available in a couple weeks, then the prices will be published.
     
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    Looks decent enough performance wise but when are they going to get away from the "styled for 14 year old crowd"?
     
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    I'm rather happy with my Core i7-3612qm and GT 640M

    I don't see the reason why laptops should get 1080p or more. The max resolution I would go for a laptop is 1600x900. Anything bigger than that is just a luxury :/
     
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    Apparently this is expected to retail for around $1600 :eek:

    MSI must be out of their minds to price it that high when it is just using an AMD quad core and not even an entry level mobile i7. Also if I'm not mistaken the 8xxxm series is just a rebrand of 7xxxm series is it not? Comparing it to a 7970m shows that it should have great performance at 1080p but is that AMD chip going to be able to stand up to games that are very CPU heavy? I also have to agree that it looks like a teen's laptop, it reminds me of my old Asus G50 :rolleyes:

    If the pricing estimate I saw was any indication this is not going to be priced at an entry/mid level and using an 8970m makes that possibility even more slim as a real mid level laptop would use something considerably cheaper such as a 660m or an AMD equivalent.
     
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    Neh... Check some benches. The scores are even lower than a 7770, but that's also because of shitty processors in the laptops. :ohwell:
     
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    Huh? Lower than RHD 7770? So GTX 680M is slower as well by that definition. Doubt it.

    Well, here's the thing:
    1. Current benches are all versus systems w/ i7 IB mobile + GTX 680M, while the AMD one has just their flagship mobile A10-5750M... and it's still faster than it in most cases.
    2. I read somewhere there'll also be a RHD 8990M, with 384bit bus or faster clocked RAM and 1536 cores. So even if on Intel vs Intel setups it's still slower than GTX 780M, they still have something up their sleeve. Like how RHD 6990M was to RHD 6970M.


    Also, really? High end AMD laptop and all they can pair it with is STILL DDR3-1600 only? Especially since A10-5750M is practically the first mobile CPU/APU to officially support it.


    Edit: Well, if it can do 40fps+ @ FHD @ High+FXAA in Crysis 3, I guess they have a valid selling point, not just full-on braindead gimmicks... like 90% of the marketing out there.
     
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    the 7970M itself its similiar than 7770 ,and now the 8970M is out and iam sure its more faster than 7970M and 7770 and since its using an shitty processor it lower the scores :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
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    After all the incompatibility issues AMD has had with games over the years, I just don't think I'd ever buy anything with an AMD CPU in it anymore. The Steam/Bulldozer issues were a nightmare! So, I bought an HP ENVY DV7 (Core i7, 2.4-3.4Ghz and nvidia GeForce GT650m) and am very happy with it so far. Of course, it doesn't compare to most desktop gaming rigs, but for a laptop it performs great!
     
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    Would you by any chance have a source for steam/bulldozer incompatibility issues? I'm using that combination for over a year now, never noticed anything and curious if I missed something?
     
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    http://www.google.com/search?output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=Bulldozer+Steam+issues&btnK=

    Here are about 930,000 results from a Google search. Take your pick. It's a widely known issue in the Steam forums and AMD forums as well. AMD, to their credit have tried to remedy the issue, but to no avail - which is why I switched back to Intel processors.
     
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    A lot of those results are not related to that, and it seems a lot of it is because the BIOS have not been updated properly. It also seems it affected a few games on Steam, so to say they have had problems over the years is misleading. It got resolved. It's not like Intel (and motherboard manufacturers) have not had problems. I had a first gen Bulldozer and didn't have problems at all, even with the reported titles (mainly Deus Ex HR and some Total War game).
     
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    Of course all results are not related, but he wanted some links to info and I provided it.
    My comment about AMD processors having issues through the years is not misleading. I have been in the PC hardware game for a long, long time. I used to own PCExtreme.net from 1999-2005, at which point I sold it, but I have done my fair share of CPU reviews and can say with certainty that AMD has had - by far - more issues than Intel with their CPUs.
    I'm not saying AMD CPU's are bad. I'm not a fanboy of either brand. I just use what works.
    In my particular case, I had an ASRock mobo and AMD Bulldozer, and the rig worked great except that Steam would crash and lock up. You ARE correct in that the issue was motherboard specific in my case, but the combo was a pretty popular CPU/mobo combo and I personally knew 3 other guys with the same issue, and spoke with numerous others in forums.

    Anyway... I finally got tired of it and sold it to a non-gamer and built a new Core i7-3820/ASUS Rampage Extreme IV mobo/EVGA GTX670 and it absolutely takes anything I throw at it.

    :D
     
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    You said they have had issues with games over the years, which is misleading. They might have had more issues overall, but afaik none of them save this one is only about games.
     
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    Well then, I stand corrected. AMD has had more issues in general - not just gaming... LMAO
     

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