Lenovo Erazer X700 Gaming PC Review: Is It As Fast As It Looks?

Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Lenovo’s high-value enthusiast graphics card continues to struggle against the $1300 PC’s more expensive 3D subsystem in Skyrim. Although this title struggled to scale early in its life, subsequent patches smoothed out processor performance. Nevertheless, The X700's six-core CPU provides little to no benefit over the $1300 machine’s four cores.

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  • Why do these companies insist on using tacky cases?
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  • I won the $2550 computer featured in the Q3 SBM Marathon. I believe their scores using that system were 'slightly' hampered by fact that one of the 760s that was going bad. After RMA'ing the card, and using the same overclocks as featured in the SBM article, as well as moving the system to a high airflow case (Corsair Carbide Air 540) the 3DMark score is 19,100 (http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7455484). Thanks Tom's!
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  • I won the $2550 computer featured in the Q3 SBM Marathon. I believe their scores using that system were 'slightly' hampered by fact that one of the 760s that was going bad. After RMA'ing the card, and using the same overclocks as featured in the SBM article, as well as moving the system to a high airflow case (Corsair Carbide Air 540) the 3DMark score is 19,100 (http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7455484). Thanks Tom's!
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  • wtf resolutions are you testing? How about 1440p? Hardly ANYONE uses dual/triple monitor setups because the framerate sucks so entirely and 99% of the people on the planet don't have $5k to throw at a gaming PC. you are wasting your time. give us SINGLE monitor configs, for the love of god.
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  • Why do these companies insist on using tacky cases?
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  • ....and wth is an HD 8950?!?!?!
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  • That case looks like it's going to transform into something.
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  • 423271 said:
    ....and wth is an HD 8950?!?!?!


    HD 8XXX cards are rebranded 7XXX cards for OEMS to use for marketing, cause you know, uninformed Consumers love to think that larger number means better and that new products(despite not really being new) convinces them to buy it. an 8950 should be a rebranded 7950
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  • What is this 8950?? Is it a R9 280x or something else???
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  • Nice review... I don't like how the wires are setup though... kinda ugly... ;)
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  • the case is looking cool but,why they set the power at top?the power can't be hot it should set under the case and video card is not good
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  • They could've put a R9 280x in it, but this isn't meant for the guys on this site. This is meant for sucke...... cough..... the average consumer.
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  • Radeon 8950? Sir, it doesn't exist.
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  • How come the 3DMark score of the O/Ced Lenovo is lower the than the stock one? It seems to be loosing a lot in Physics score. Are you sure the CPU is not throttling?
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  • 891994 said:
    Radeon 8950? Sir, it doesn't exist.


    http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/8000/Pages/8950.aspx
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  • These OEMs make so-call "gaming PC" really need to know gaudy and oversized front bezel that take unnecessary space are the things of past. Without looking at some nice looking DIY computer cases out there, just take a look at design of next gen consoles. Those systems are used mainly for gaming yet they don't design their cases this way, why do these OEMs always think they have to design their "gaming PC" like this? What is more important are good cooling while keep noise own, preferably positive air pressure, practical features like easily removable dust filters for all intake fans, vibration cancelling fixture for HDD, and clean cable routing. The cables in this thing is a mess. I would say one thing good for the X700, the extra cooling for PWM is a nice touch.
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  • The gpu could have been much better.
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  • 423271 said:
    wtf resolutions are you testing? How about 1440p? Hardly ANYONE uses dual/triple monitor setups because the framerate sucks so entirely and 99% of the people on the planet don't have $5k to throw at a gaming PC. you are wasting your time. give us SINGLE monitor configs, for the love of god.
    You got it. 1920x1080. I don't know anyone outside the company that owns a 1440p monitor.
    423271 said:
    ....and wth is an HD 8950?!?!?!
    Read much? It's in the article.
    723754 said:
    HD 8XXX cards are rebranded 7XXX cards for OEMS to use for marketing, cause you know, uninformed Consumers love to think that larger number means better and that new products(despite not really being new) convinces them to buy it. an 8950 should be a rebranded 7950
    Thanks
    591564 said:
    891994 said:
    Radeon 8950? Sir, it doesn't exist.
    http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/8000/Pages/8950.aspx

    Excellent! I see you guys have the thread well covered, thanks again!
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  • So we have a 8950 (7950 renamed) and it's between the R9 270x and the R9 280x....hmmmm what a bunch of crap if you ask me. It should be called the R9 275x instead to fall within the "New" naming scheme (which is crap too, BTW).
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  • "4 x Hyundai HMT451U6AFR8C DDR3-1600 C11, 16 GB (4 x 4 GB)"

    WHAT.THE.[removed]? It's Hynix dude!

    Watch the language. - G
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  • 1409431 said:
    "4 x Hyundai HMT451U6AFR8C DDR3-1600 C11, 16 GB (4 x 4 GB)" WHAT.THE.FUCK? It's Hynix dude!
    Same thing give or take a decade, right?
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  • 8708 said:
    1409431 said:
    "4 x Hyundai HMT451U6AFR8C DDR3-1600 C11, 16 GB (4 x 4 GB)" WHAT.THE.[removed]? It's Hynix dude!
    Same thing give or take a decade, right? Watch the language. - G


    Yeah I know, but you say Hyundai and I start thinking in asian cars lol
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