MSI’s new GX60 and GX70 both use the Richland A10-5750M while offering affordable gaming performance for $1400 and less.
With gaming notebooks rapidly gaining ground as desktop replacement devices, MSI has partnered with AMD to offer a pair of new laptops which leverage the features of Richland alongside some impressive graphics horsepower.
At the lower end of their range is the GX60. Equipped with a 1080P 15.4″ screen, a keyboard designed by Steelseries, 8GB of memory and an A10-5750M APU, this notebook will go for just $1300. More importantly, MSI has included an HD 7970M discrete graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. While the Richland APU may not be up to the standards of Intel’s higher end offerings, the added GPU horsepower should make this a great budget-focused gaming platform.
The GX70 costs $100 more and comes with the same basic hardware layout but it includes a larger screen (17.3″ in this case), Bluetooth support and an upgraded backlit keyboard.
While Richland mobile APUs have been available for some time now, this is one of their first inclusions in gaming notebooks. Once these are released, it will be interesting to see how they perform against the competition.