MSI Announces GX660 3D Gaming Notebook With Intel Quad Core-i7 and ATI Radeon HD Graphics

MSI has today unveiled its new MSI GX660 3D Gaming Notebook PC that is dubbed as ultimate-gaming-machine, powered by Intel Quad Core i7 Processors and features ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5870 discrete graphics card with 1G GDDR5 VRAM delivering stunning graphics and awesome gaming experience for gamers and movie buffs alike.

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Having earned the Germany’s iF Product Design Award for 2010, the design world’s equivalent of an Oscar, the MSI GX660 gaming notebook features MSI’s glowing white logo that is set in the center of the GX660’s cover which itself resembles a sports car hood with raised a black diamond trident above a glowing red slash.

MSI GX660 Notebook is one of the lightest and thinnest desktop replacements ever designed. Its blindingly fast performance, cutting edge multimedia, and keyboards designed with the gamer in mind give you that edge you need to win in today’s demanding world of electronic gaming.

Both side around the ebony exterior are other strategically placed ruby red LED lights that smolder to the sounds emitted by the laptop. In addition, MSI’s exclusive hip color film print coating accentuates the GX660’s riveting sports car exterior.

Design details, like the rhombic pattern on the wrist rest areas and high tech brush finish on the touchpad, add class and texture and underscore the GX660’s awesome presence.

The notebook also features a Eco button offering various energy saving modes, Cinema button, Webcam button, Bluetooth button, Wi-Fi button in addition to a programmable button.

The MSI GX660 gaming notebook includes ATi finest HD5870 discrete graphics card, to take users deeper into their favorite high definition 3D games. So if games and films like Star Craft 2, Avantar, or Resident Evil 5 are your cup of tea, these notebooks are the perfect choice.

The new MSI GX660 gaming notebook sports a stylish brushed aluminum gaming chassis with fire engine red accents. It features a raised chiclet keyboard designed for gamers with increased accuracy and comfort while typing, and clearly marked W, A, S and D keys for quick response while gaming.

The lightweight MSI GX660 Gaming Notebook  comes powered by Intel 2010 series Quad Core- i7 Processor with Intel PM55 chipset mainboard featuring 3MB L2 cache and it comes with upto 12-GB DDR3 1066 MHz RAM in 3 slots along with offering dual 500GB SATA HDD in RAID 0 mode for a total of 1-TB internal hard drive capacity.

The MSI GX660 features three DDR3 memory slots allowing the gaming notebook the kind of computing power only available on high-end servers and featues USB 3.0 ports that can reach transfer rates of 4.8GB per second, 10 times the bandwidth of the current USB 2.0.

The MSI GX660 gaming notebook is the world’s first notebook to come with dual overclocking for processor and display performance. It features Turbo hotkey that kicks in MSI’s exclusive TDE+ technology (Turbo Drive Engine + technology) enabling the notebook to remains highly responsive whether using high-load applications or gaming. In addition, MSI’s Cooler Boost technology keeps the system’s temperature down in even the hottest conditions.

The MSI GX660 gaming notebook comes with 15.6 inch Widescreen SXGA LED backlite HD display powered by ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics card offering 1920 x 1080 pixel full HD native screen resolution, fully supporting latest DirectX 11 graphics and it teams with MSI’s Turbo Boost Technology to ensure smooth game play without lags, while lowering power consumption.In addition, the graphic card includes 1-GB of DDR5 memory that performs 50 percent better than DDR3 memory.

When set to Ultra Detail, the MSI GX660 operate at some 55-70fps when you are playing real-time strategy 3D games involving large numbers and kinds of troops… leaps and bounds faster than the 30fps of other high-end laptops and the 20-25fps of most gaming notebooks currently out there.

The MSI GX660 notebook includes Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/N wireless LAN, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR connectivity, 4 in 1 (XD/SD/MMC/Memory Stick), D-sub VGA, two USB 2.0 ports, e-SATA/USB combo port, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI digital out port in addition to standard VGA video port, 1394, Mic-in, Headphone out,  RJ-45/RJ-11, 1.3 Megapixel Webcam and theater class 4 speakers + 1 subwoofer system for high quality audio.

With Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit preinstalled, the MSI GX660 gaming notebook measures 360 (L) x 260 (W) x 33~36 (H) mm and weighs 2.7 kgs with a 9-cell battery power that offers MSI’s combination of the energy efficient Intel Core 2 Quad plus Intel Turbo Boost Technology and MSI’s ECO engine power management delivering extended power needed for log hours of gaming or movie watching.

Other rich multimedia features of MSI GX660 gaming notebook includes 7.1 channel output with SRS qualification, a subwoofer, Cinema Pro technology, and HDMI output.

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With the Intel Core i7 processor under the hood, MSI’s GX660 gaming notebook not only hums like a well-tuned sports car, its body is graced with cool lines and it comes equipped with high-fidelity surround sound from world-class sound system designer Dynaudio.

Other rich multimedia features of MSI GX660 gaming notebook includes 7.1 channel output with SRS qualification, a subwoofer, Cinema Pro technology, and HDMI output.

Highlighted features of MSI GX660 Gaming Notebook:

  • Intel Core i7 Processor
  • Intel PM55 Chipset
  • 4-GB DDR3 RAM 1066/1333 MHz, 3 SODIMM slots
  • Dual 500GB 7200 rpm SATA 2.5-inch Hard Disk Drive in RAID 0 mode
  • 15.6-inch WSXGA LED backlite HD display
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels Full HD screen resolution
  • ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5870 With 1GB GDDR5 Video RAM
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/N Wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 7.1 channel audio output
  • HDMI-digital out port
  • 4-in-1 Media Card Reader, Supports 4 in 1 XD/SD/MMC/Memory Stick
  • D-sub VGA
  • 2x USB v2.0
  • 2x USB v3.0
  • e-SATA,
  • 1394, Mic-in, Headphone out,  RJ-45/RJ-11
  • 2 Megapixel Webcam
  • Theater Class 4 Speakers + 1 Subwoofer
  • 9-cell battery
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Dim – 396 (L) x 269 (W) x 55 (H) mm
  • Weight – 3.5 Kgs

Price and Availability

There is no word on a price or availability of this notebook as yet, but MSI has promising to disclose more about GX660 3D gaming notebook during this month.

Nonetheless, its cousin MSI GT660 Gaming Notebook was officially launched in India on 25th June 2010 and is now available in India for starting price of Rs. 1,24,900/- with one year warranty.

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