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Eurocom’s Core i7 Notebook: Walking The Panther
Notebook Performance Details

Eurocom D900F Panther

MSI GT725-212US


Intel Core i7 965 3.20 GHz
QPI 6.4 GT/s, 8.0 MB L3 Cache

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 2.00 GHz
FSB-1066, 6.0 MB L2 Cache


Intel X58/ICH10R

Intel PM45/ICH9M


6.0 GB DDR3-1066 CAS 7

4.0 GB DDR2-800 CAS 6


Nvidia GeForce 280M 1.0 GB
580 MHz GPU, GDDR3-1900

ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB
500 MHz GPU, GDDR3-1700


2x Seagate ST9500420AS RAID 0
500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache

WD Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT
320 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache


Integrated HD Audio

Integrated HD Audio

Wired LAN

Integrated Gigabit LAN

Integrated Gigabit LAN

Wireless LAN

Intel WiFi Link 5300 802.11n

Atheros AR928X 802.11n


Panasonic UJ-130 BD-ROM DVD±RW
2x BD-ROM, 8x DVD±R, 4x DVD±RW

Optiarc BC-5500S BD-ROM DVD±RW
2x BD-ROM, 8x DVD±R, 4x DVD±RW

We chose the benchmark suite from our most recent System Builder Marathon to highlight the capabilities of each notebook. Anyone curious to see how these notebooks compare to portable desktops can thus compare today’s benchmark results to those of our three most recent custom-built systems.

Benchmark Configuration

3D Games


Patch 1.2.1, DirectX 10, 64-bit executable, benchmark tool

Test Set 1: High Quality, No AA

Test Set 2: Very High Quality, No AA

Far Cry 2

DirectX 10, in-game benchmark

Test Set 1: Very High Quality, No AA

Test Set 2: Ultra High Quality, 4x AA

STALKER: Clear Sky

Average of 4 segments "A-Tested Object'

Test Set 1: High Preset, DirectX 10, EFDL, no MSAA

Test Set 2: High Preset, DirectX 10, EFDL, 4xMSAA

World In Conflict

Patch 1009, DirectX 10, timedemo

Test 1: Very High Details, No AA / No AF

Test 2: Very High Details 4x AA / 16x AF

Audio/Video Encoding

iTunes 8

Version: (x64)

Audio CD ("Terminator II" SE), 53 min.

Default format AAC


Version: 3.98 64-bit (07-04-2008)

Audio CD "Terminator II" SE, 53 min.

.wav to MP3

TMPGEnc 4.6


Import File: "Terminator 2" SE DVD (5 Minutes)

Resolution: 720x576 (PAL) 16:9

DivX 6.8.5

Encoding mode: Insane Quality

Enhanced multithreading enabled using SSE4

Quarter-pixel search

Xvid 1.2.1

Display encoding status = off

MainConcept Reference 1.6.1

MPEG2 to MPEG2 (H.264), MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec, 28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG2), Audio: MPEG2 (44.1 kHz, 2 Channel, 16-Bit, 224 Kb/s), Mode: PAL (25 FPS)


Autodesk 3ds Max 2009

Version: 11.0, Rendering Dragon Image at 1920x1080 (HDTV)

Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus 8.5

Version: 8.5.287, Virus database 2094, Benchmark: Scan 334 MB Folder of ZIP/RAR compressed files

WinRAR 3.9 x64

Version 3.90 beta 2, WinZIP Command line Version 3.0, Compression = Best, Dictionary = 4,096 KB, Benchmark: THG-Workload (334 MB)

WinZip 12

Version 12.0, Compression = Best, Benchmark: THG-Workload (139 MB)

Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings

3DMark Vantage

Version: 1.0.1, 3DMark score

PCMark Vantage

Version: 1.00, System, Memory, Hard Disk Drive benchmarks, Windows Media Player

SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3

Version 2009.4.15.92, CPU Test = CPU Arithmetic / Multimedia, Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark

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