MSI Refreshes GX Destroyer Series with AMD R9 M290X Graphics

Subject: Mobile | February 5, 2014 - 06:35 PM |
Tagged: msi, GX Destroyer Series, gaming laptop, Dragon Gaming Center, R9-M290X

City of Industry, Calif. – January 5, 2014 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the availability of the new GX Destroyer Series featuring AMD A10 processor, AMD Radeon R9-M290X graphics and a variety of gaming features designed to deliver optimal performance.

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MSI’s GX Destroyer Series possesses the perfect combination of multimedia capability and gaming performance. Armed with AMD’s state-of-the-art mobile processor, both GX70 and GX60 Destroyers come with AMD’s latest GPU and its proprietary Mantle Graphics technology, which improves gaming performance, ensures higher resolutions and smoother gameplay and allows developers to utilize the GPU more efficiently to create a more immersive gaming experience.

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GX Destroyer units are the first gaming notebooks to feature MSI’s Dragon Gaming Center, a gaming shortcut key designed to maximize performance and speed by performing full system check-ups, instantly configuring your machine to your preset gaming environment profile and closing unnecessary background applications to increase processing power. The units also feature SteelSeries’ keyboard customization software that gives users the ability to modify colors, lighting effects, and more.

“The GX Destroyer Series delivers the optimum combination of performance and affordability demanded by both the professional and amateur gamer,” said Andy Tung, CEO for MSI Pan America. “The myriad of multimedia and gaming components in both the GX70 Destroyer and GX60 Destroyer make the units the ultimate portable gaming and entertainment machines.”

The GX Destroyer Series also comes with Killer™ E2200 Game Networking for lag-free gaming, SoundBlaster Cinema for ultra-realistic sound, MSI’s Cooler Boost and Audio Boost technology and AMD’s Eyefinity technology. AMD’s Eyefinity technology allows users to run multiple independent displays simultaneous and supports 4K output displays up to 5760x1080 resolutions.

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There are plans to implement the SteelSeries Engine software to provide a deeper level of customization on the GX Destroyer series as well as the upcoming next gen G Series laptops. MSI plans to roll out the software within the next few months and will provide further information on how to obtain the software for current owners of the gaming notebooks once it becomes available.

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Select major retailers and e-tailers will also offer Battlefield 4 free for the GX Destroyer series when it becomes available. For more information about the latest generation GX70 Destroyer or GX60 Destroyer, please visit or

Source: MSI

February 5, 2014 | 07:00 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

That laptop better support Mantle, because that CPU is going to GREATLY bottleneck the GPU. Is it going to have dual GPU Crossfire, or perhaps switchable graphics, otherwise that APU is worthless for a gaming laptop with a dedicated GPU.

February 5, 2014 | 07:08 PM - Posted by kdawgmaster (not verified)

The 290Xm is a rebrand of the 7970M with possible higher clock speeds. So far they arent able to put a Hawaii chip in a laptop due to power consumption and temp problems.

February 6, 2014 | 12:54 AM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Mantle does not require Hawaii.

February 5, 2014 | 07:12 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Theres no way crossfire will work given the shader count (384 in the igpu, 1280 or thereabouts for the 290x) and architecture differences (vliw4 and gcn 1.0). Hopefully enduro finally works but I would want to know ahead of time if its important.

February 5, 2014 | 07:09 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I never understood why the richland and trinity cpu were bottlenecking; somebody (i think one of the anandtech reviewers) pointed out the the 2.6 ghz llanos didnt bottleneck modern games this badly.

February 5, 2014 | 08:44 PM - Posted by biohazard918

Simple answer bulldozer. The ipc with the bulldozer cores is lower they need to be clocked quite a bit higher compete with the older k10 architecture in llano that said games are also more demanding than when llano launched. Not sure on this but if i remember right AMD wanted to clock the original bulldozer based parts over 5ghz on the desktop.

February 5, 2014 | 07:29 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I just want that game of 3D Battleship

February 5, 2014 | 07:41 PM - Posted by tbone (not verified)

ah finally a likely candidate for mantle possibly

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