Excerpt: Introduction The MSI GX60 is a gaming notebook based on AMD's Trinity mobile platform, codenamed Comal . The MSI GX60 features an A10 APU, discrete graphics, and premium components designed to improve the gaming performance on the device. In particular, this notebook features the 35W A10-4600M with Radeon HD 7660G graphics. The A10-4600M is a Piledriver architecture dual module chip, featuring four CPU cores running at 2.3GHz base clock with a 3.2GHz turbo core maximum.
Conclusion: Sure, we'd like to see an option for a solid-state drive. And despite its responsiveness, we never got used to the system's cramped, recessed touch pad. But most gamers will want to use a mouse when gaming, and if you really want an SSD, the system's chassis has space inside for a second hard drive.
Pros: Great gaming performance for the price, Nice 1080p matte screen, SteelSeries keyboard, Blu-ray drive, Good battery life for a gaming rig
Cons: Weak productivity performance, No solid-state drive or backlit keyboard at this price, Cramped, recessed touch pad
Conclusion: Seeing as the GX60 boasts 128GB of flash storage, I was curious to put it to the test and see how it compared to some other recent notebook solutions I have worked with. What I found was a mixed bag of results. In both ATTO Disk Benchmark and Crystal Disk Mark, read performance was very acceptable – even outright impressive at certain points. Write speeds, on the other hand, were very poor – falling below 50MB/sec in instances in ATTO.
Conclusion: I needn’t remind you dear reader that the AMD Radeon HD 7970M performs on par with the Nvidia GTX 680M and is literally one of the fastest mobile GPU’s on the planet right now, to the point that the performance is double what anything lower (from both AMD and nvidia) can offer. And at this price point, you simply cannot do better than the MSI GX60.
Conclusion: All said, we regrettably cannot recommend the GX60 as a gaming machine for the enthusiast (on a budget). As our benchmark course illustrates, the lame AMD CPU affects the performance of the Radeon HD 7970M greatly in some gaming tests. The performance loss is so high in some areas that the frame rate drops to a that of a middle-level GPU . We would have expected a more sensible hardware setup from an alleged gaming expert. The surprisingly low price is no argument.
Pros: Casing's cool surfaces, Very potent graphics card, Matte, Full HD screen, Blu-ray drive, Many interfaces, Strong battery, Great sound, Fair price, Above all, the good picture and sound quality.
Summary: Budget minded gamers should no doubt give the GX60 a serious look. Its impressive "Batman: Arkham City" scores alone should tell you that this AMD workhorse is no slouch. The 1080p matte screen makes movies and games look like candy for your retinas, while its keyboard and cool palmrest will be welcome homes for your hands while you taunt your LAN-mates after fragging them.
Pros: Excellent graphics performance for price, Full HD matte display, Powerful THX speakers, Long battery life, Runs cool
Cons: Chunky design, Small touchpad, Keyboard not backlit
Conclusion: That said, it all makes for a very sturdy and robust feeling system. Likewise, the keyboard feels great, too. Engineered by keyboard specialist Steelseries, it's very stable with little to no deflection of the keyboard bed. But it's the AMD A10 CPU that's the real sticking point. It's just about tolerable for most current games. But there's absolutely no performance in hand for future games.
Pros: Games look awesome, Good battery life, Excellent sound quality, Aggressively priced
Cons: A10 processor isn't good enough, Radeon HD 7970M graphics held back, Disappointing SSD RAID array, Thick chassis, Gets hot under load
Excerpt: Today we are looking at the latest gaming laptop from MSI, which features the new AMD A10-4600M Trinity APU, 8GB of DDR3 memory, Steelseries keyboard, 750GB hard drive and 2GB Radeon HD7970M graphics card. At less than a grand, is this the new gaming laptop you should be shortlisting for an end of year present?
Test: MSI GX60 - billig bärbar dator med Radeon HD 7970M (0)
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Summary: Är MSI GX60 ett lycksamt fynd för de som söker maximal spelprestanda till ett rimligt pris. Prestandan för vanliga applikationer är genomsnittlig, men skärmkvalitet, batteritid, och kvaliteten på inmatningsenheterna är tillfredsställande, vilket gör GX60 till en trevlig bärbar dator med en bra spelupplevelse.
Höljet till GX60 har en välkänd konstruktion. Huruvida man gillar designen på locket är mest en fråga om smak, men högblank finish är onekligen lite besvärande.
Pros: mycket bra pris/prestanda förhållande, mycket bra spelprestanda, mycket bra tangentbord, ljus Non-Glare-skärm, blir inte för varm