MSI GX70H-A108972811B


MSI GX70H-A108972811B
MSI GX70H-A108972811B (GX70 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 8970M - 2048 MB, Core: 950 MHz, Memory: 1250 MHz, GDDR5,, Enduro
8192 MB 
, SO-DIMM DDR3-RAM PC3-12800 (1600 MHz), 2 Slots (one empty), max. 32 GB
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Chi Mei N173HGE-L11, TN LED, Full HD, glossy: no
AMD Bolton, AMD K15.1
Toshiba THNSNF128GMCS, 128 GB 
, mSATA-SSD + Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0, 1000 GB HDD, 5400 rpm
Realtek ALC892 @ AMD Hudson-2 FCH - High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphones, Microphone, Line-in, Line-out (7.1 analogue + S/PDIF), Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC
Qualcomm Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Realtek RTL8723AE Wireless LAN 802.11n (n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 60 x 428 x 288 ( = 2.36 x 16.85 x 11.34 in)
87 Wh Lithium-Ion, 7800 mAh, 11.1V, BTY-M6D, 9-cell, 480 grams
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
Webcam: HD (30 fps @ 720p)
Additional features
Speakers: 2.1 (Sound Blaster Cinema), Keyboard: Chiclet by SteelSeries, Keyboard Light: yes, PSU: 180 Watts, Driver- & Tool-DVD, Warranty card, Warranty information, Quick Start Guide, Recovery information, Sticker, CyberLink PowerDVD 10, Microsoft Office 365 Trial, Windows Essentials 2012, 24 Months Warranty
3.74 kg ( = 131.92 oz / 8.25 pounds), Power Supply: 848 g ( = 29.91 oz / 1.87 pounds)
1300 Euro



Average Score: 64.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 77%, features: 74%, display: 85% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 74%

Reviews for the MSI GX70H-A108972811B

79% Review MSI GX70H-A108972811B Notebook | Notebookcheck
The CPU problem. Does a high-end graphics card suffer from a weak processor? Many gamers will have this question when they consider buying the GX70. Our review takes a closer look at the performance of the gaming device. Is MSI offering a well-balanced package and can the Radeon HD 8970M use its full potential?
60% MSI GX70 review
Source: Digital Trends English
MSI’s GX70 is a laptop with many pros and many cons. The system has a great keyboard, tons of ports, a quality non-gloss display and superb speakers. But it also suffers from spotty quality, a miniscule touchpad, and inferior endurance. Ultimately, though, this is a gaming laptop, and that’s where the GX70 really falls flat.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

80% Schnelle Radeon HD 8970M trifft lahmen AMD-Prozessor
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 78% features: 90% display: 85%
MSI GX70H-A108972811B
Source: c't - Heft 22/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
40% AMDlich – 17,3-Zoll-Gaming-Notebook mit AMD-Plattform
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 40% features: 50% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 60%
Nachwehen – Testupdate zum MSI GX70 mit neuem Catalyst GPU-Treiber
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Positive: high-power graphics unit Negative: limited upgrade options
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2013


AMD Radeon HD 8970M: High-end GPU from AMD based on the 28nm Solar Series (GCN architecture). Compared to the 7970M, the 8970M just offers 50 MHz more core clock rate (boost). With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
A10-5750M: Quad-core processor with only two FPUs and an integrated Radeon HD 8650G graphics card. Top model of the A10 series.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

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.

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).

64.75%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
MSI GX70-3BE-007US
Radeon HD 8970M

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-07-27 (Update: 2013-07-27)