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MSI GX660 Series

MSI GX660R-i5647LW7PProcessor: Intel Core i5 450M, Intel Core i5 460M, Intel Core i7 720QM, Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 3.42kg, 3.5kg
Price: 900, 1400, 1600, 1799, 1900 euro
Average Score: 81.06% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 25 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 79%, features: 67%, display: 66%
mobility: 66%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 77%

 

MSI GX660-076EU

Specifications

MSI GX660-076EUNotebook: MSI GX660-076EU
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX660 (Series)
 GX660-076EU (Model)

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Average Score: 83.33% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

80% MSI GX660-053US 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The MSI GX660-053US is a budget-friendly gaming notebook priced under $1,300 at many retailers. Although the processor and resolution are below average for the cost, the GX660-053US boasts an advanced ATI HD 5870 graphics card for enhanced gaming that makes up for it. If you are adhering to a strict budget, the MSI GX660-053US is a decent buy for playing the latest games.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI GX660
Source: Wired Magazine English
We were less thrilled with the much-touted Dynaudio speaker setup, which puts very visible, oversized speakers on both corners of the base. They're nothing to write home about. In fact, it would have been nice if they'd been even louder, so as to drown out the jet-engineclass fan that's installed to cool the dang thing.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/30/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 50% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI GX660
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI GX660 – notebook játékosoknak
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
high performing gpu
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2011
90% Ревю на MSI GX660 с ATI Radeon HD 5870
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% display: 80%
MSI GX660-076EU
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2010

 

MSI GX660R

Specifications

MSI GX660RNotebook: MSI GX660R
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1799 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX660 (Series)

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Average Score: 81.5% - good

Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

81% Review MSI GX660R Gaming Notebook | Notebookcheck
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.
MSI GX660 - Get More Than You Expect
Source: Tech2.in.com English
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
MSI GX660 - Get More Than You Expect
Source: Tech2.in.com English
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
80% MSI GX660R review
Source: Techradar English
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%
80% MSI GX660R review
Source: Techradar English
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%
80% MSI GX660R review
Source: Techradar English
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%
80% MSI GX660R review
Source: Techradar English
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%

Foreign Reviews

81% MSI GX660R
Source: PC Go - 1/11 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 81%
81% MSI GX660R
Source: PC Go - 1/11 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 81%
85% Portable MSI GX660R
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Portable MSI GX660R
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
Ноутбук MSI GX660R
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2010
Ноутбук MSI GX660R
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2010

 

MSI GX660R-064

Specifications

MSI GX660R-064Notebook: MSI GX660R-064
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.42kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX660 (Series)

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% MSI GX660R
Source: Digital Versus English

The least you can say is MSI isn't pulling any punches in its presentation of the GX660R.

Nothing to reproach the GX660R on when it comes to performance - it'll handle whatever you throw at it (photo retouching, encoding, gaming). With its rare audio quality, it could have obtained a 5-star rating... but there's no Blu-ray and the finish could have been better.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

60% MSI GX660R-064
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

MSI GX660R-i7488LW7P

Specifications

MSI GX660R-i7488LW7PNotebook: MSI GX660R-i7488LW7P
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1900 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX660 (Series)

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Average Score: 83% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

MSI GX660R-i7488LW7P
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2010
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
83% Test MSI GX660R Gaming Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 94% display: 83% mobility: 67% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 71%
Portable MSI GX660R : Beau et Gamer
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
performance and workmanship positive, fan and battery runtime negative
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2011

 

MSI GX660R

Specifications

MSI GX660RNotebook: MSI GX660R
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1799 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX660 (Series)

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82% Review Update: MSI GX660R Gaming Notebook | Notebookcheck
Gaming for the Masses. Not long ago, we reviewed the pre-production model of the MSI GX660R. Now that the GX660R is on the market, MSI sent us another model, this time it's the same one that's lining the shelves of stores and available for you to buy. Some improvements have fortunately been made to this model in areas we had criticized in our previous review.

 

MSI GX660R-i5647LW7P

Specifications

MSI GX660R-i5647LW7PNotebook: MSI GX660R-i5647LW7P
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX660 (Series)

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% MSI GX660R Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
MSI create a good first impression of the GX660R by using a stylish retail box and inside we find the system suspended in cardboard with a protective bag around it. Upon removing this bag we find that the finish of the laptop, even down to the space between each key, is protected by layers of plastic which we peel off and there is a cloth sitting on the keyboard to protect the screen during transit.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% workmanship: 90%

 

Comment

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.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.

460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

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.  

740QM:

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.

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.42 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

3.5 kg:


81.06%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

MSI GX660R-i7488LW7P
Mobility Radeon HD 5870, Core i7 740QM
MSI GX660R-064
Mobility Radeon HD 5870, Core i7 720QM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Mesh Ultima i5-B
Mobility Radeon HD 5870, Core i5 460M, 2.6 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-10- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)