GX60 bottlenecking GPU?

gabmeister

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I need help! I want to buy the MSI GX60 with an AMD Radeon HD 8970M GPU and an AMD A10-5750 quadcore for its processor. But i've been seeing some people claiming that the cpu is bottlnecking the GPU. I need your thoughts on this guys. :) please answer back :D
 
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I have the GX60 with the A10-4600M. It ran games just fine, though my library is lacking. I knew that it would really be pushing the thing to get Rome II but I installed it anyway. The game really lagged because of the weak CPU.

I installed and overclocked a A8-5550m which has helped, but the laptop is still bottled-necked.

Overall, I still really like the computer, just know that upgrade options are limited. IF AMD releases a CPU that will fit in this motherboard that is faster than what is currently available, then I would suggest this thing in a heartbeat.

dudewitbow

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yes, the cpu is somewhat of a bottleneck on the 8970m's performance. the laptop was designed to be a high end laptop that was affordable, so it put its budget heavy on the GPU than the CPU.
 

gabmeister

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Thanks for the reply man! really appreciate it. well, do you have any suggestions on what laptop i Should buy? I'll be using it for gaming, programming with different kinds of languages, and for 3d animation and video editing.


Do you think this one is good for it?

http://www.msimobile.com/level3_productpage.aspx?id=402

 

dudewitbow

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what kind of price range are you looking for.

edit: assuming you have a similar price range as above laptop, if you dont want the bells and whistle looks at a lower cost, try investing into a similar specced sager NP8235
 

gabmeister

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I'm looking for laptops in the 1000-1500 price range :D
 

Jimd0586

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I have the GX60 with the A10-4600M. It ran games just fine, though my library is lacking. I knew that it would really be pushing the thing to get Rome II but I installed it anyway. The game really lagged because of the weak CPU.

I installed and overclocked a A8-5550m which has helped, but the laptop is still bottled-necked.

Overall, I still really like the computer, just know that upgrade options are limited. IF AMD releases a CPU that will fit in this motherboard that is faster than what is currently available, then I would suggest this thing in a heartbeat.



 
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gabmeister

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thanks for the reply man! do you think the latest GT60 is a stronger notebook than the GX60?

 

dudewitbow

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on average, the GT60 will probably score better than the GX60 due to some games being cpu reliant. tis only on games where its almost purely GPU dependent or well optimized on the cpu where the stronger gpu on the GX60 will potentially have a small chance of surpassing the former.
 

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