MSI GX70 Destroyer-099 and GX60 Destroyer-280 Richland Gaming Laptops Now Available – See Specs, Price, and Where to BuyPublished on February 10th, 2014 | by Peter Paul
MSI’s latest GX Destroyer gaming laptops, the MSI GX70 Destroyer-099 and GX60 Destroyer-280 are now available. These two new gaming laptops are powered by the new AMD A10 “Richland” quad core processors and is paired with the latest AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor supporting Mantle technology. AMD lovers this is surely the mobile gaming laptop for you. Check out their features, respective specifications, prices and where to buy.
MSI GX Destroyer Features
Both the MSI GX70 Destroyer-099 and GX60 Destroyer-280 are powered by the latest AMD A10-5750 Richland Quad Core processor paired with the latest AMD Radeon R9 M290X discrete graphics processor with 2GB GDDR5 dedicated memory. Both runs on Windows 8.1 out of the box and fully supports Matrix display technology. The GX70 features a 17.3-inch full HD display with non-reflection, while the GX60 features a 15.6-inch display also with full HD resolution at 1920×1080 and 16:9 aspect ratio.
With regards to the GPU’s performance, the Radeon R9 M2890X is just a rebrand of the previous HD 8970M with similar performance. The R9 M290X performs faster than the GeForce GTX 680M, but it is just below the GeForce GTX 780M. It has a core and shader speeds of 850MHz to 900MHz, a memory clock speed of 4800MHz and a 256bit memory interface. You shouldn’t have any problems running modern day games with this gaming laptop.
The MSI 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 MSI 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 5760×1080 resolutions. Check out the rest of its specifications below.
MSI GX70 and GX60 Destroyer Specifications
|Specifications||GX70 Destroyer-099||GX60 Destroyer-280|
|Processor||AMD A10-5750 (2.3 to 3.5GHz)||AMD A10-5750 (2.3 to 3.5GHz)|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1 64 bit||Windows 8.1 64 bit|
|Chipset||A76M FCH||A70M FCH|
|Display||17.3-inch Full HD non reflection||15.6-inch Full HD non reflection|
|Resolution||1920x1080 (16:9)||1920x1080 (16:9)|
|Graphics Processor||AMD Radeon R9-M290X 2GB GDDR5||AMD Radeon R9-M290X 2GB GDDR5|
|Hard Drive||1TB 7200 RPM||1TB 7200 RPM|
|Memory||12GB DDR3L 1600MHz||8GB DDR3L 1600MHz|
|Optical Drive||BD Reader||DVD Super Multi|
|LAN / Bluetooth||Killer E2200 Game Networking||Killer E2200 Game Networking|
802.11 b/g/n +Bluetooth 4.0
802.11 b/g/n +Bluetooth 4.0
|Card Reader||SD (XC/HC)||SD (XC/HC)|
|Audio Ports||Headset AMP + Gold Flash Jacks||Headset AMP + Gold Flash Jacks|
|USB||3x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0||3x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0|
|HDMI||HDMI 1.4 / mDP v12||HDMI 1.4 / mDP v12|
|Webcam||720p HD Webcam||720p HD Webcam|
|Speaker||THX Speakers x2 + Subwoofer x1||THX Speakers x2 + Subwoofer x1|
|Battery||9-cell Li-Ion(7800mAH)||9-cell Li-Ion(7800mAH)|
|Keyboard||SteelSeries Gaming Backlit 102 keys||SteelSeries Gaming Backlit 102 keys|
|Touchpad||Multi Touch||Multi Touch|
|Dimensions||16.85" x 11.34" x 2.17"||14.97" x 10.24" x 1.7"|
|Weight (with battery)||8.6 lbs||7.7 lbs|
Price and Where to Buy
Both MSI GX70 Destroyer-099 and the GX60 Destroyer-280 are now available. In fact they are even listed below their MSRP. The MSI GX70 Destroyer-099 has a suggested retail price of $1,399.99, but you can get it for only $1,299. Meanwhile the GX60 Destroyer-280 has a suggested retail price of $1,299.99, but you can get it for only $1,199.
If you ask me, between the two I would definitely get the
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