Our Eurocom Racer 2.0 sample came with new graphics and a new processor. Before we move on to games, we wanted to see how that updated processor architecture influences overall performance, and that has a big impact on our office-oriented applications.
The Ivy Bridge-based Core i7 chip in Eurocom's Racer 2.0 gives it a 4% advantage over the P150HM’s Sandy Bridge-based design. Photoshop proves its threaded alacrity by putting the X7200 and its six-core CPU on top.
Ivy Bridge's advantage over Sandy Bridge climbs to around 6% in 3ds Max, while the hexa-core X7200 holds its larger lead.
Our file compression suite appears poorly threaded, with 7-Zip having the most noticeable performance change. The Racer 2.0 edges out the P150HM.
The Racer 2.0’s advantage over its predecessor climbs again in ABBYY's FineReader to around 7%. While the desktop-based X7200 maintains its top position, the margin of victory shrinks.
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- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
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- Power, Battery Life, And Efficiency
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