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...that is an amd a10 laptop. it doesn't support intel processors.
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post #12 of 34
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actually i can't wait i'm travelling in two weeks so i need to get this now , i contacted the seller to see if he can install i7 CPU instead of A10 hopefully he can
And that will suddenly bump prices up a hell lot. Don't be shocked when you see the cost
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For the price and no OS, its not okay_ Thats stupid expensive and not worth it and if you live in the States, that shipping plus duty fees will just make it more expensive to ship, unless of course you live in Romania(Where the seller is at)

Do some research, don't rush into buying anything unless you want to regret your purchase later.

If your traveling in two weeks and need a laptop, your better off not ordering it off eBay, you won't get it within that time frame. Especially the last one you looked at, its overseas and most likely will take up to 1+ month for shipping and going through customs.
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post #15 of 34
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What's the machine got exactly? I know it has the A10 APU and the 7970M, but you can get an i7 and a 7970M in the Sager NP9150, for the same price.

If it was for $1,200 then it might be worth it, but for $1,400... not really...


I understand that AMD A10 CPU on MSI GX60 does not match the performance of an Intel i7 CPU and would bottleneck the performance of AMD 7970M GPU. However with the benchmarks I feel that it will still outperform a combo of Intel i7 and Nvidia GTX 670M in many of the current and upcoming game titles by a margin due to sheer amazing performance of AMD 7970M. Under $1200 the only INTEL configuration which you will get is Intel i7 and Nvidia GTX 670M which could be easily outclassed by MSI GX60's performance.

Also the Sager gaming laptops which you have mentioned with Intel i7 and AMD 7970M configuration with rest similar setup would cost a whooping $1700 ($500 additional).


Note - I always recommend a desktop over a laptop for gaming, it's better bang for the buck with better performance at the cost of portability (not many of us would be moving so much and gaming).smile.gif
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post #16 of 34
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I understand that AMD A10 CPU on MSI GX60 does not match the performance of an Intel i7 CPU and would bottleneck the performance of AMD 7970M GPU. However with the benchmarks I feel that it will still outperform a combo of Intel i7 and Nvidia GTX 670M in many of the current and upcoming game titles by a margin due to sheer amazing performance of AMD 7970M. Under $1200 the only INTEL configuration which you will get is Intel i7 and Nvidia GTX 670M which could be easily outclassed by MSI GX60's performance.

Also the Sager gaming laptops which you have mentioned with Intel i7 and AMD 7970M configuration with rest similar setup would cost a whooping $1700 ($500 additional).


Note - I always recommend a desktop over a laptop for gaming, it's better bang for the buck with better performance at the cost of portability (not many of us would be moving so much and gaming).smile.gif

That's a valid point. I know people who have no sway in their budget and if it's a dollar over that limit, they can't do it. In that case, the GX60 is a VERY good buy. For what you get, it's about the same as if you were to go for an i5 with a 7970M. Sure it'll hold it back, but CPUs are powerful enough in games these days that it won't make THAT much of a difference.

In the end, I retract my earlier statement. The GX60 is plenty fast for what games you'll enjoy. wink.gif
     
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Just avoid Planetside 2, Starcraft 2 and to a limited extent Total War series if you're going to stick with the A10.
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Just avoid Planetside 2, Starcraft 2 and to a limited extent Total War series if you're going to stick with the A10.

Look, if an i5 can handle those games then the APU can too. The i5 in my old Qosmio was slower and it managed to handle Starcraft 2 perfectly fine, with more than fair FPS on medium settings AND with a considerably weaker GPU (GTX 460M) than what I use now (6970M).
     
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updated with BF3 benchmark
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That's mighty impressive. The CPU is definitely a bottleneck for the GPU but it's not THAT noticeable. The same framerate with an i7 is around 50-55ish (average I mean) with a considerably higher minimum, but overall that's a good buy if you asked me. biggrin.gif
     
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