MSI X460DX Specs, Performance and Benchmarks

September 13, 2011 by Charles P. Jefferies Reads (26,369)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 8
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 7
    • Usability
    • 6
    • Design
    • 6
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Features
    • 6
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 6.71
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Our MSI X460DX-006US review unit has the following specification:

  • 14.0-inch glossy 720p display (1366×768 resolution)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor (2.3GHz, up to 2.9GHz Turbo Boost, 3MB cache, 35W TDP)
  • Intel HM65 chipset
  • Nvidia GeForce GT 540M 1GB dedicated graphics card
  • Graphics automatically switchable to integrated Intel HD graphics via Nvidia Optimus graphics-switching technology
  • 6GB DDR3-1333 RAM (1x 2GB, 1x 4GB; supports up to 8GB – 2x 4GB)
  • 500GB 7200RPM Western Digital hard drive (WD5000BEKT)
  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030
  • Internal Bluetooth v3.0
  • Integrated 1.3MP webcam
  • Built-in tray-load DVD burner (TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-U633J)
  • One-year limited warranty
  • 6-cell Li-ion battery (11.1V, 5900mAh, 65Wh)
  • Weight: 4.3 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 13.35 x 9.43 x 1 inches
  • MSRP: $849.99

These specifications are well above average for a 14-inch notebook, especially one under $900. The X460DX is more than capable of running everyday tasks plus some more demanding programs such as Adobe Photoshop CS5. Furthermore the dedicated Nvidia GT 540M graphics card makes it a suitable gaming notebook for playing modern 3D games. The included Western Digital 500GB 7200RPM hard drive is one of the fastest on the market. The only specification that could use improvement is the screen resolution; 1600×900 is preferred for a 14-inch screen on a multimedia notebook.

Performance and Benchmarks

wPrime processor comparison results (lower scores mean better performance):

PCMark Vantage measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):

PCMark 7 is a newer benchmark which measures overall system performance in Windows 7 (higher scores mean better performance):

3DMark06 is an older benchmark that measures overall graphics performance for gaming (higher scores mean better performance):

3DMark 11 is a newer benchmark which measures overall graphics performance for DirectX 11 gaming (higher scores mean better performance):

CrystalDiskMark storage drive performance test:


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