SpecificationsNotebook: MSI GX660R (GX660 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1799 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GX660R
Powerful Gamer. MSI is offering the new GX660R, a powerful gaming notebook with a swanky design. The hardware in place here will get the heart of any gamer to pound with excitement. Whether the MSI GX660R doesn't just look good on paper but actually lives up to its specs, you'll find out in the following review.
At a price of Rs. 59,999 this notebook is an absolute steal. If you’ve been following gaming notebooks, you definitely know that this is probably the cheapest out there. The MSI GT663R costs a whopping Rs. 1,50,000 and for that matter even the ASUS G73Jw’s price is Rs. 1,14,000. However, their performance is only slightly better than the GX660. So at half the price of the standard gaming notebooks, the GX660 is a perfect buy for those searching for a gaming notebook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2011
The MSI GX660R is a great machine at a sensible price. Performance is as agressive as we'd expect for the money, but there is also a wealth of extra features, clever design additions and impressive components that make this a very competitively priced laptop. Add to that the fantastic Dynaudio speaker system and you're looking at one of the best gaming systems currently around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
The MSI GX660R proves to be a very competent gaming machine with a raft of excellent features at a very sensible price. All in all, this laptop comes highly recommended.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Go - 1/11
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 81%
Source: Erenumerique FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870:
High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on a desktop HD5770. Models with GDDR5 are ideal but there may be a bottleneck due to the 128 Bit memory bus.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.
81.4%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.