The System Builder Marathon $2550 machine was built to excel in both games and productivity applications, so a bunch of its money went towards three-way SLI. It was also overclocked a little further than Lenovo’s Erazer X700, so it makes a clean sweep of 3DMark.
The $1300 PC was configured to be a mid-grade desktop that excels in games, so its budget was also skewed towards graphics. It achieves a higher graphics score in 3DMark, but its Physics score is sub-par, even compared to my own ASRock M8 review.
PCMark is primarily limited by hard drive performance, though this recent version puts a little more emphasis on the rest of the system. The $1300 to $1535 machines still perform well, in spite of lower host processing core counts.
- 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?