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Test Setup

Mobile Core i7-920XM: Power Is The Price For Better Performance
Notebook Performance Details

Eurocom W860CU Cougar

Eurocom M860TU Montebello


Intel Core i7-920XM 2 GHz, 8MB L3 Cache

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 2.53 GHz, FSB-1066, 12MB L2 Cache


Intel PM55

Intel PM45/ICH9M


2GB DDR3-1333

2GB DDR3-1066


Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M 1GB
550 MHz GPU, GDDR3-1600

Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M 1GB
550 MHz GPU, GDDR3-1600


Seagate ST9500420ASG
500GB, 7,200 RPM, 16MB Cache

Seagate ST9500420ASG
500GB, 7,200 RPM, 16MB Cache


Integrated HD Audio

Integrated HD Audio

Wired LAN

Integrated Gigabit LAN

Integrated Gigabit LAN

Wireless LAN

Realtek 802.11b/g/n

Intel WiFi 5300 AGN

Benchmarks and Settings

3D Games

Resident Evil 5

Quality settings set to High, No AA / 8xAA, 1024x768, Built-in fixed benchmark

Far Cry 2

Quality settings set to Very High, No AA / 8xAA, 1024x768, latest Steam version, in-game benchmark (Ranch medium).

Left 4 Dead

Quality settings set to max, No AA / 8xAA, 1024x768, latest Steam version, timed demo.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Very High / Medium quality setting, No AA, vsync off, 1024x768, Patch 1.4

Audio Encoding


Version: (64-bit), Audio CD ("Terminator II" SE), 53 min., Default format AAC

Lame MP3

Version: 3.98.2 (32-bit), Audio CD ""Terminator II" SE, 53 min, wave to MP3, 160 Kb/s

Video Encoding


Version: 4.7, Import File: "Terminator II" SE DVD (5 Minutes), Resolution: 720x576 (PAL) 16:9

DivX 6.8.5

Encoding mode: Insane Quality, Enhanced Multi-Threading, Enabled using SSE4, Quarter-pixel search

XviD 1.2.2

Display encoding status=off

MainConcept Reference 1.6.1

MPEG2 to MPEG2 (H.264), MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec, 28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG2), Audio: MPEG2 (44.1 KHz, 2 Channel, 16-Bit, 224 Kb/s), Mode: PAL (25 FPS), Profile: Tom’s Hardware Settings for Qct-Core


Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 (64-bit)

Version: 2009 Service Pack 1, Rendering Dragon Image at 1920x1080 (HDTV)

WinRAR 3.90

Version 3.90, Benchmark: THG-Workload (334 MB)

WinZip 12.1

Version 12, Compression=Best, Benchmark: THG-Workload (334 MB)

AVG Anti-Virus 8.5
Virus scan of 334MB of compressed files

Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings

3DMark Vantage

Version: 1.02, GPU and CPU scores

PCMark Vantage

Version: 1.00, System, Memory, Hard Disk Drive benchmarks, Windows Media Player

SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP4

CPU Test=CPU Arithmetic/MultiMedia, Memory Test=Bandwidth Benchmark

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