On Location At AMD's 2012 ExtravaLANza Event

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Marcus Yam & Jane McEntegart

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.

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  • amuffin
    GX60 has an A10-4600M and a 7970M? That's going to be an interesting combo. :)
  • joytech22
    7970M and a 4600M will be VERY interesting. :S
    Hopefully in a good way considering the CPU is pretty damn weak.
  • obsama1
    That Sapphire Mini APU computer looks SWEET. I could imagine something like w/ Kaveri. Would be an amazing portable gaming system.
  • dudewitbow
    amuffinGX60 has an A10-4600M and a 7970M? That's going to be an interesting combo.


    with the 7970m being the cheaper high end gpu of the two with power similar to a desktop maybe like 660, along with a a10-4600m which is probably similar to a dual core i-series but probably cheaper would probably make it a pretty good budget oriented high end laptop I would think. Its more or less moving the cost of a i7 cpu to fund the more important gpu for gaming purposes on a laptop. Depending on its price, It may be able to shove around alot of laptop recommendations.
  • monkeymonk
    I don't think that is braided tubing that is just an acrylic detail inside of that res.
  • dormantreign
    I wish there were more pictures or some video.
  • TheinsanegamerN
    where can i get that msi gx60?
  • milkshakez7z
    Awesome.
  • digiex
    Far cry picture sure has a super realistic shoulder and head. The photographer got the right angle.
  • cyclops50
    Rigs in picture #7 and #8 are mine :P. I didn't even know you guys were there!!
  • Gundam288
    CS:GO in pic 5.
  • Bloob
    Looks fun, but am I the only one who thinks "Never settle" isn't a good slogan for AMD right now, when their CPU-line is basically all about it?
  • neiroatopelcc
    In image 3 there's a white desktop computer with green light - is that an off the shelf product? looks cool when compared to the 'standard black' stuff. Black's the new biege.
  • JeanLuc
    TomsHardware - JANE MCENTEGART. (No19) We're pretty sure this can play Crysis.


    Not without a heatsink for the CPU it won't!
  • falchard
    Surprised at all the Intel mobos and nVidia graphics cards at an AMD Extravaganza.
  • scazbala86
    TheinsanegamerNwhere can i get that msi gx60?
  • falchard
    Most likely Newegg when its released. I think it might still be some time. It looks like AMD did not include MSI in its first batch of Trinity Processors. Also such a system is sure to have driver issues that have to worked out.
  • Marcus Yam
    cyclops50Rigs in picture #7 and #8 are mine . I didn't even know you guys were there!!

    Nice! We have a little news team in TO so there was no way we'd miss the AMD event. :)
  • cyclops50
    Marcus YamNice! We have a little news team in TO so there was no way we'd miss the AMD event.


    Fantastic. Well I always come here to read the reviewes and I was surprised by the coverage. Keep up the good work guys.
  • Picture 6 of 10 is a liquid cooling reservoir, not braided cables. Fail!
  • dudewitbow
    why_is_it_so_hard_to_be_ACPicture 6 of 10 is a liquid cooling reservoir, not braided cables. Fail!

    the word cables wasnt even used. it says tubing, which is usually only used when watercooling is involved.
  • Reynod
    The custom ruby rig was excellent as was the very clean rig with the white wc piping in it.
  • JMcEntegart
    cyclops50Rigs in picture #7 and #8 are mine . I didn't even know you guys were there!!


    I took those! I was the chick in the Aperture tshirt trying to be sneaky about using my flash while people were trying to play... Sorry about that. :P Thanks for indulging me and my camera!