Our productivity suite is really well-suited to workstations, and it heavily favors high core counts. We see Lenovo’s Core i7-3930K matching the -3930K used in our SBM project at stock speeds.
The $1300 System Builder Marathon machine stumbles in Visual Studio, showing that there's a very real-world benefit to the Hyper-Threading and additional L3 cache featured on Intel's Core i7 processors, even based on the same architecture.
Six-core processors in Lenovo's Erazer and our $2550 SBM PC enjoy a fairly narrow advantage, though it is worth noting that the more complex CPUs operate at lower clock rates and employ less efficient architectures than the quad-core ASRock M8 and $1300 SBM builds, so their win is still impressive.
- Is Lenovo's Erazer X700 The Perfect Gaming Workstation?
- Getting To Know Lenovo's Erazer X700
- Inside Lenovo's Erazer X700
- More Erazer X700 Features
- Lenovo Software
- Return Of The Turbo Button
- Test Systems Configuration
- Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Results: SiSoft Sandra
- Results: Battlefield 3
- Results: Far Cry 3
- Results: F1 2012
- Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Power And Heat
- Overall Performance And Efficiency
- Performance Per Dollar
- But Is The Erazer X700 A Gamer?