The MobileMark 2005 benchmarks test the behavior of a mobile computer running on battery power. There are four battery life tests: Office productivity, Read and search, DVD playback, and Wireless Web browsing. Every test uses real applications and runs from the moment at which the power cord is removed from the notebook until the moment when the battery runs completely out of power. Test results are written to a log file at 10 second intervals.
MobileMark 2005 also calculates two types of performance values while these tests are running: an overall performance value and the average response time for the completion of all tasks in the office productivity test. The overall performance value builds on average response time, but is stated in terms of a standard reference system outfitted with average components that's scored at 100 points for comparison purposes.
The following diagrams depict the MobileMark 2005 test results for the Asus Centrino Duo system as well as for comparison systems, all of which were built using the older, second generation Centrino platform. Our analysis and conclusions follows after these diagrams.
- Is Faster Notebook Performance Worth Shorter Battery Life?
- Yonah: Pentium M Successor With Two Cores
- ..., Faster Front Side Bus (FSB),
- ...and Other Important Enhancements
- Dynamic Power Coordination
- Dynamic Power Coordination, Continued
- Digital Media Boost
- I've Got A Core Duo Processor LV L2400. What Have You Got?
- Models And Pricing For Core Duo And Core Solo CPUs
- Overview Of All Centrino Generations
- New Chipsets And Two Different Southbridges
- Test System Configuration Details And Comparison Systems
- Benchmarks And Settings
- Extended Benchmark Suite
- ABBYY FineReader 8
- Application Test Results
- Windows Media Encoder 9
- Results From The Multitasking Scenarios
- Office Applications: SYSmark 2004 SE
- SYSmark 2004 SE, Continued
- Battery Life: MobileMark 2005
- MobileMark 2005, Continued
- Energy Drain: Graphics Chip Or Chipset?
- Summary And Conclusions
- Summary And Conclusions, Continued