Leading international graphics card and mainboard maker MSI today announced MSI R7870 Hawk, equipped with AMD’s 28nm Radeon HD 7870 GPU. MSI introduce the flagship design concept of Lightning series into R7870 Hawk, adopting Unlocked Digital Power that incorporates an Unlocked BIOS, Digital PWM Controller, and Enhanced Power Design to boost overclocking potential and make overclocking easier than ever. With the industry first “GPU Reactor” power panel, it reduces power supply noise as well as increases overclocking stability. As for thermal solution, MSI R7870 Hawk utilizes the latest Twin Frozr IV Thermal Design with Dust Removal Technology. The dual 8cm fans with Propeller Blade Technology generate massive airflow for fast heat dissipation while remaining whisper silent. The two form-in-one heatsinks improve cooling for memory and the power module as well ensure structural integrity. The R7870 Hawk uses Military Class III components which have passed rigorous third-party testing to meet MIL-STD-810G standards, guaranteeing the card’s stability and reliability under actual use conditions. Moreover, the “3X3 OC Kits” are designed to simplify overclocking, which makes it easier for users to fine-tune their graphics cards. Competing with flagship design of Lightning series, R7870 Hawk absolutely stands out on top among the industry’s HD 7870 based graphics cards. More.
MSI has received high marks from all quarters for its high-end gaming laptops, including being selected for Innovations Honorees at the CES 2012, the IT industry’s equivalent of an Oscar. Now, MSI is introducing the GT60 and GT70—the ultimate in next generation gaming notebooks. They feature Intel’s third gen quad core processor and new generation Nvidia GeForce GTX 670M discrete graphics card—the fastest one of its kind on the planet. Specially designed to meet the extreme demands of extreme gamers around the world. These killer notebooks also boast awesome peripherals.
Eric Kuo, associate vice president for global sales, MSI Notebook, points out that MSI’s soon-to-be-unveiled, next generation of versatile gaming NBs—the GT60, GT70, are the top battle laptops on the planet today and are the top choice of top players around the world (Top player, top choice!). Not only do they feature the epoch-marking processor using 22nm production technology and discrete graphics cards, they also come with unparalleled peripherals, such as professional Steelseries keyboards, industry-leading professional grade Killer Gaming Networking, the world’s fastest read-write Super RAID Dual SSD, and up to 32G of memory, to meet the needs of serious gamers the world over.
Kuo went on to say that when it comes to 3D gaming performance (very important to gamers!), the GT60 and GT70 have over 1,000 lighting effect combos and boast explosively crisp sound. These are the result of MSI’s Audio Boost sound solution, AMP, and gold flash audio jack exclusively for earphones which come together to bring the next-generation Dynaudio sound technology to an even higher level of perfection.
Intel 3rd generation Core i7 quad core processor: The GT60 and GT70, MSI’s new generation gaming notebooks, feature the Intel third generation Core i7 quad core processor. This cutting-edge processing platform employs 22nm production technology, currently the most advanced on the planet, enhancing processing performance by as much as 15% over the previous generation, while saving power and optimizing cooling capabilities. To kick up performance a few more notches, the new generation Intel Core i7 processor supports Intel Turbo Boost 2.0, a technology which automatically allocates processor resources in accordance with processor load, thereby enhancing the core speed of each core to maximize computer performance.
Nvidia’s top-of-the-line GeForce GTX 670M discrete graphics card: The powerful MSI GT60 and GT70 come locked and loaded with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670M discrete graphics card which boasts 3GB GDDR5 of display memory to give it the most advanced hardware in the cosmos. That coupled with the fact that it supports DirectX 11 and nVida PhysX technologies. You will be amazed by the detail in explosions going off all around you, smoke and dust over battlefields, as well as wisps of clouds and rippling water in adventure games.
TDE technology: The powerful MSI GT60 and GT70 use MSI’s Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) technology, so just one touch of the luminescent TDE hotkey located above the keyboard instantly revs up performance. The GT60 and GT70 also have MSI’s own powerful Cooler Boost technology; so again, just one touch of the luminescent hotkey above the keyboard kicks in the powerful cooling function to rapidly reduce system temp to enhance system stability.
Super RAID design and up to 32GB of memory: MSI’s GT60 and GT70 come equipped with four DDR3 memory slots for up to 32GB of memory. They also feature MSI’s own Super RAID technology with dual SSD optional. Using accelerated dual solid state drive (SSD) architecture not only gives these machines twice the storage capacity, it also cranks up read speed by some 486% over traditional HDD Raid 0. (See table below) In addition to booting up more quickly, it more than satisfies the demand for faster reading capabilities required for the battle scenes and awesome effects of the latest games out there, giving you an edge in the thick of combat.
Unparalleled professional-grade SteelSeries keyboard: MSI has heard your calls for equipment designed with the gamer in mind. As such, we got together with SteelSeries, the leader in gaming peripherals, to create a new generation keyboard for the MSI GT60 and GT70. And they can lets you choose from among five keyboard backlighting scenarios—Normal, Gaming, Wave, Breathing, and Dual Color, that can be used in coordination with variable section lighting, and seven colors offering over 1,000 variations. Gamers will also appreciate the fact that when you depress the Gaming Mode hotkey, the frequently used W, A, S, D, and Ctrl keys located on the left side of the keyboard are all backlit in LED while the rest of the keyboard stays dark. This allows you to quickly find the key you’re looking for, so you can remain focused on the rapidly changing melee you are in, giving you that extra edge you need to come out on top.
Killer Gaming Networking: Nothing is worse than losing to opponents in online games, because of slow transmission speeds. The record-breaking, new generation MSI GT60 and GT70 gaming laptops come equipped with Killer Gaming Networking to give you blazing online transmission speeds that are faster than regular LAN, reducing latency/ping time for a hiccup-free online gaming experience and effectively eliminating incorrect commands resulting from game lag, greatly increasing your chances of coming out on top online.
Latest USB3.0 ports: The GT60 and GT70 come with USB3.0 which boasts transfer speeds of 4.8Gbps—10 times faster than USB2.0, so a 25Gb HD film transfers in just 70 seconds. It also provides 80% more power for vastly faster charging speeds for external hard drives, flash drives, and other handheld electronic devices.
Cool metal brush finish: The aluminum chassis of MSI’s meticulously designed new generation gaming laptops feature a brush finish which serves to connect each detail in the overall design, underscoring the envelope-pushing technology and style of these professional-grade machines. The GT60 and GT70 sport anti-glare full HD screens which are 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch in size, respectively, for the best possible visuals. The 720p, 30 fps HD webcam gives you smooth video and impeccable resolution when conferencing with friends and family.
Dynaudio for unbeatable sound quality: MSI worked in close collaboration with specialists at Denmark’s world-renowned sound system designing firm Dynaudio to further enhance Dynaudio sound technology. Vast amounts of study and countless calculations went into determining ideal speaker locations to obtain obstruction-free sound transmission.
MSI Audio Boost solution: To give you unequaled surround stereo sound, the GT60 and GT70 gaming laptops employ MSI Audio Boost solution technology to bring next-generation Dynaudio sound technology to an even higher level of perfection. The audio output employs a gold flash audio jack, which although expensive, is the best conductor there is. It also prevents oxidation, enhances transmission efficiency, and reduces noise, endowing the GT60 and GT70 with crisp, clear, high fidelity stereo sound. In addition, the built-in earphone AMP even gives headsets superior acoustics, so you experience stereo sound to give you a sense of space and directions when playing and no lag when listening to game sounds or when talking with teammates. It doesn’t get any better than this.
FX603 3D Spec
|Processor||Intel Core i5-460M Processor,|
Intel Core i5-450M Processor,
Intel Core i5-430M Processor,
Intel Core i3-350M Processor,
Intel Core i3-330M Processor
|Operating System||Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium|
|Memory||DDR3-1066MHz up to 8GB|
|Display||15.6″ HD LED backlight (16:9)|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce GT 425M -1GB|
|Video Output||1x HDMI, 1x VGA|
|Hard Disk Drive||320/500/640GB|
|Optical Disk Drive||DVD Super Multi|
|Interfaces||2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 5-in-1 card reader|
|Sound||4ch Speakers, THX TruStudio Pro|
|Communication||802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, 1x Gigabit LAN|
|Webcam||HD ([email protected])|
|Dimension (WxDxH)||383 x 249.3 x 38mm|
|Features||TDE (Turbo Drive Engine), GPU Boost, THX TruStudio Pro, Sound by Dynaudio|
MSI once again brings together the perfect blend of beauty and performance, this time in its all-new 15.6” FX603 laptop. The MSI FX603 is sheathed in MSI’s own anti-scratch, anti-smudge raised totem seal coating technology. The speakers boast a lustrous chrome trim setting off the chiclet keyboard, the raised multipoint touchpad, and the hotkey zone’s brush metal finish.
MSI Marketing Director Sam Chern adds that beneath the hood, the aesthetically pleasing FX603 notebook computer packs power in the form of Intel’s Core i5 CPU. When it’s processing high load applications, MSI’s TDE Turbo Drive technology let’s you instantaneously throttle up CPU performance. Worth mentioning is the fact that the FX603 comes with nVidia’s new generation GeForce GT 425M discrete graphics card which supports DirectX 11 and when the machine is executing load-heavy graphics applications, MSI’s exclusive GPU Boost technology causes the discrete graphics card mode to automatically kick in for powerful graphics processing.
Intel Core i5 processor: The FX603 comes with Intel’s powerful and energy-sipping Core i5 processor with Intel Turbo Boost and Intel® Hyper-Threading technology with dynamic adaptive performance to handle more data and vastly increase overall system performance.
nVidia® GeForce® GT 425M discrete graphics card (w/ 1GB GDDR3 VRAM): To maximize multimedia performance, the MSI FX603 comes equipped with the nVidia GeForce GT 425M discrete graphics card with 1GB GDDR3 of display memory for superior display performance that uses less power and supports DirectX 11 for excellent 3D graphics.
TDE technology: The FX603 comes with MSI’s own TDE (Turbo Drive Engine technology). A touch of the mirror finish P1 hot key above the keyboard instantly throttles up system performance, so that your computer doesn’t bog down when processing big load applications.
GPU Boost technology: When your system needs extra processing power, the automatic graphics switching in MSI’s GPU Boost technology kicks your FX603 over to discrete graphics card mode to give you powerful graphic processing capabilities. When performing general word processing tasks or browsing the Internet, it automatically cuts to the power-sipping integrated graphics chip mode.
USB3.0 ports: The FX603 comes with new USB3.0 ports which boast transfer speeds of 5Gbps—10 times faster than USB2.0, and 80% higher power transmission, providing vastly higher data transfer rates and charging speeds for external hard drives, flash drives, and other handheld electronic devices.
Perfect fusion of style and craftsmanship: The FX603 laptop is proof that MSI continues to insist on the best. Its jet black cover is sheathed in non-peeling raised totem seal coating to prevent scratching and smudging. The center of the covers is graced with MSI’s glowing platinum logo and the wrist rest areas with a soft raised diamond coating that not only soothes hands, but adds an extra touch of class.
Precision technology: Every detail of the FX603 was meticulously crafted by MSI’s design team. The power button is encircled by chrome which sets off the cold, luminescent blue lights above the keyboard beautifully. The unassuming platinum trim around the speakers as well as the unmatched chiclet keyboard with its solid touch, raised multipoint touchpad, and the brush metal finish of the hotkey zone further underscore the taste and class of these two chic machines.
Awesome multimedia performance
THX smart wrap around sound: MSI and world leader in sound design technology Creative worked together to incorporate professional theater-grade THX TruStudio Pro into the FX603 NB. It works with four top-end internal speakers to give you undistorted sound, regardless of music type or frequency band. The Smart Volume and Surround technology ensure crisp, clean sound and enhance mood.
Perfect speaker position: To build a laptop with superb sound, you need to be meticulous about each and every detail. Even speaker locations and sound field design have to be calculated with precision. MSI worked side by side with Dynaudio to carry out vast amounts of study and countless calculations to determine ideal locations to install speakers to obtain obstruction-free sound transmission.
Cinema Pro technology: The MSI FX603 features powerful multimedia processing and MSI’s own Cinema Pro technology for the best possible graphics. A touch of the Cinema Pro hotkey instantly switches to film mode for higher resolution and richer colors to bring you the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios.
Multiple HD hardware: The MSI FX603 is equipped with a wide cinema-class 16:9 ratio LED display. Not only are colors rich and crisp, you don’t have those pesky black bars at the top and bottom or your screen when viewing HD films. And the HD720p webcam allows you to enjoy fast, smooth, bright, and high fidelity web calls with friends and family. If you want more than a high definition computer screen.