Custom system builder AVADirect is one of the few companies to offer the flexibility of multiple graphics modules within the same notebook model. We used its high-end W860CU to compare AMD's and Nvidia's highest-performance mobile graphics processors.
All the proof we need to show that mobile Core i7 and desktop Core i7 parts have identical clock-for-clock performance can be found in Apple’s iTunes, where single-threading allows Intel Turbo Boost to push both processors to the same 3.06 GHz top speed.
The lower non-turbo speed of the mobile Core i7-820QM is going to affect anyone who relies on a portable device for running well-threaded applications like HandBrake.
Seeking to get the most from our own hardware, we’ve constantly improved our benchmark suites to take advantage of all of our CPU cores. This effort reflects heavily on Intel's latest mobile processors, which employ lower stock clocks to keep thermal output in check.
- The 'Build Your Own' Alternative?
- Clevo’s W860CU
- The AVADirect Effect
- Graphic Details
- Test System Configuration
- Bencmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Modern Warfare 2 And Crysis
- Benchmark Restuls: DiRT2 Demo And S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
- Power, Efficiency, And Battery Life