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harl3qin #1 Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:32 PM

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Hello.

I'm currently thinking about buying the MSI GX60, which has an amazing GPU for a very reasonable price, but the CPU seems rather lacking.

So, if you have any experience with this laptop already - what fps might I expect from this laptop at different graphic settings?

Nekomancer #2 Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:05 PM

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Only 2.3GHz on the CPU? For a device that's designed for gaming that's pretty low. Sure, the GPU is great, but the CPU is a real bottleneck. Especially in World of Tanks which relies heavily on the CPU and loves fast clock speeds.
It should be playable on medium/high settings.

PrivateMonkeyz #3 Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:47 PM

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View PostNekomancer, on 19 May 2013 - 09:05 PM, said:

Only 2.3GHz on the CPU? For a device that's designed for gaming that's pretty low. Sure, the GPU is great, but the CPU is a real bottleneck. Especially in World of Tanks which relies heavily on the CPU and loves fast clock speeds.
It should be playable on medium/high settings.

Ever heard of TurboBoost? It increases the power from 2.3GHz to 2.7-3.2Ghz. No, the GPU is worse than the CPU in terms of performance. The 7970m is just like a 7850 (desktop) with much higher temps.

rayback_j #4 Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:15 PM

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if you are going to play WOT, I would not recommend to buy the gx60,
I mean you can play the game on it, but since it rellies entirely on 1 core, the performance is not great ... I mean some times you can get 90 fps in sniper mode etc, more most of the time you will struggle around 30 .. with dips even below,
settings do not matter much, even lowest detail has more of the same minimum frame rate .. gpu is busy at some 20-30 % only : - )

sorry to say, but WOT is hardly optimised, so gpu is not the primary concern .. maybe a i3 with gtx630 can get better performnce in WOT, EVERY other game though you will have no problem, as when multicore kicks in, Battlefield 3 at max is not an issue ..

Arkhell #5 Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:22 PM

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My experience with MSI.

Sporting a MSI 275GTX at the moment, and i hate it with a passion.

MSI is indeed a cheap alternative for GFX cards, and you will find out very soon why. My GFX card is allmost fried at the moment and it keeps crashing. this is because someone though it to be a good idea to put on fans that will always idle, no matter how hot the GFX card gets they never sping faster then 15% load, so i litterly fried the chipset.

i now run with MSI afterburner on and manually have the fans run at 100% all the time and this does make sure the card doesn't overheat anymore but the damage has allready been done it keeps crashing.

so i would advice you to go for a card thats a bid more expensive or when you do get the MSI one install MSI afterburner and keep that thing in check and make sure it actually does cool.

harl3qin #6 Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:04 PM

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I recently bought the GX60 and I can report that it does well.

Havent benchmarked it, but from what I recall it stays between 30-40 fps at high and 25-30 fps in max settings.

I might update this thread later on with confirmed stats when I have better time.

Tonyb1968 #7 Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:43 PM

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As long as you get the intel chip you wont have any problems, 2.4ghz on a modern chip is better than some of the older chips you get running the same speed).

Tbh a desktop will always be better, not sure if you can get the i7 (or i5) with the 7xxx graphics chipset as they are better than the nvidia ones.

http://www.scan.co.u.../gaming-laptops

Edited by Tonyb1968, 11 June 2013 - 10:45 PM.





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