Famed for its ThinkPads, data center-oriented servers, and dependable office PCs, Lenovo is looking to carve out a piece of the enthusiast segment with its Erazer X700 gaming system. Can this sexy-looking setup stand up against our SBM configurations?
The SBM $2550 PC uses the same CPU as Lenovo’s Erazer X700, yet still outperforms it in Sandra Arithmetic by a fairly wide margin. The X700’s 3.9 GHz overclock performs roughly the same as the $2550 PC’s baseline, with XMP memory as its primary differentiating factor. Some manufacturers automatically enable fixed-ratio Turbo Boost mode when XMP is enabled.
To keep a processor within its rated power envelope, the amount of frequency Turbo Boost applies is supposed to decrease as the number of loaded cores increases. Enhanced Turbo sets a fixed boost frequency at the CPU’s highest rated frequency, which for the Core i7-3930K is 3.8 GHz.
Memory performance coincidentally scales in proportion to price. The expensive systems have quad-channel memory controllers, while the mid-priced builds are stuck with two channels.
- 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?