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Origin PC Eon11-S: Great Gaming Performance From A Tiny Notebook?
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Is the tug-of-war between gaming performance and portability finally over? Origin PC believes that Lucidlogix's software can help bring these two ideas together, combining Nvidia's GeForce GT 650M and Intel's Core i7-3720QM in an 11.6” chassis.

You're probably wondering if we're going to go off, yet again, on the naming conventions used by graphics vendors to describe their mobile GPUs. Have AMD and Nvidia finally decided to stick with branding that reflects performance relative to existing desktop hardware?

Desktop vs Mobile GeForce Graphics
 Desktop GeForce GTX 650GeForce GT 650MDesktop GeForce GT 640
ArchitectureKepler (GK107)Kepler (GK107)Kepler (GK107)
Transistors1.3 billion1.3 billion1.3 billion
Engine Clock1058 MHz850 MHz900 MHz
Cuda Cores384384384
Texture Units323232
ROP Units161616
Compute Performance812.5 GFLOPS652.8 GFLOPS691 GFLOPS
DRAM TypeGDDR5-5000DDR3-1800GDDR5-1782
DRAM Interface128-bit128-bit128-bit
Memory Bandwidth80 GB/s28.8 GB/s28.5 GB/s
TDP64 W45 W65 W


Well, Nvidia is still guilty of over-ambitiously naming a desktop GeForce GT 640 as a slower GeForce GT 650M. But notice that it doesn't try nudging the mobile part up to a GTX-branded solution. That makes the GeForce GT 650M the most honest attempt at drawing a parallel between mobile and desktop hardware we've seen since ATI first renamed its Radeon 9600 XT to the Mobility 9700.

Test System Configuration
 Origin PC Eon11-SEurocom Racer 2.0
CPUIntel Core i7-3720QM 2.6 - 3.6 GHz, Four Cores, Eight Threads, 6 MB Shared L3 CacheIntel Core i7-3820QM 2.7 - 3.7 GHz, Four Cores, Eight Threads, 8 MB Shared L3 Cache
ChipsetIntel HM76 Express PCHIntel HM77 Express PCH
RAM2 x Kingston KVR1333D3S9/4G 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333 CL9Samsung M473B5273DH0-YK0, 12 GB (3 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 C11
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GT 650M:
850 MHz, 2 GB DDR3-1800:
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M:
835 MHz, 2 GB GDDR5-4000
Graphics 2 Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M:
620 MHz, 2 GB GDDR5-3000
Hard DriveSamsung 830-series MZ-7PC256D, 256 GB, SATA 6Gb/s SSDIntel SSD 520 SSDSC2CW120A3, 120 GB, SATA 6Gb/s SSD
SoundIntegrated HD AudioIntegrated HD Audio
NetworkIntegrated Gigabit NetworkingIntegrated Gigabit Networking
PowerEDAC 20 V, 6 A AdapterFSP 19 V, 9.47 A Adapter
Software
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
GraphicsNvidia GeForce 306.23Nvidia GeForce 302.71


It's always difficult to create fair comparisons between machines when we only get a few weeks with each notebook at a time. As an example, we don’t yet have enough DiRT Showdown data to use the game in a comparison, but we're already in the process of switching from that title to F1 2012. At least you can look forward to Metro 2033, a very old game, getting retired in the near future.

Benchmark Configuration
3D Games
Battlefield 3Campaign Mode, "Going Hunting" 90-Seconds Fraps
Test Set 1: Medium Quality Defaults (No AA, 4x AF)
Test Set 2: Ultra Quality Defaults (4x AA, 16x AF)
DiRT 3V1.01, Run with -benchmark example_benchmark.xml
Test Set 1: High Quality Preset, No AA
Test Set 2: Ultra Quality Preset, 8x AA
Metro 2033Full Game, Built-In Benchmark, "Frontline" Scene
Test Set 1: DX11, High, AAA, 4x AF, No PhysX, No DoF
Test Set 2: DX11, Very High, 4x AA, 16x AF, No PhysX, DoF On
Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimUpdate 1.5.26, Celedon Aethirborn Level 6, 25 Seconds Fraps
Test Set 1: High Detail Defaults (8x AA, 8x AF)
Test Set 2: Ultra Detail Defaults (8x AA, 16x AF)
StarCraft IIVersion 1.5.3, Tom's Hardware custom map
Test Set 1: High Texture, High Quality
Test Set 2: Ultra Textures, Extreme Quality
Audio/Video Encoding
iTunesVersion 10.4.1.10 x64: Audio CD (Terminator II SE), 53 minutes, default AAC format 
Lame MP3Version 3.98.3: Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min, convert WAV to MP3 audio format, Command: -b 160 --nores (160 Kb/s)
HandBrake CLIVersion 0.9.5: "Big Buck Bunny" (720x480, 23.972 FPS) 5 Minutes, Audio: Dolby Digital, 48 000 Hz, Six-Channel, English, to Video: AVC Audio: AC3 Audio2: AAC (High Profile)
MainConcept ReferenceVersion: 2.2.0.5440: MPEG-2 to H.264, MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec, 28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG-2), Audio: MPEG-2 (44.1 kHz, Two-Channel, 16-Bit, 224 Kb/s), Codec: H.264 Pro, Mode: PAL 50i (25 FPS), Profile: H.264 BD HDMV
Productivity
Adobe Photoshop CS5Version 12.1 x64: Filter 15.7 MB TIF Image: Radial Blur, Shape Blur, Median, Polar Coordinates
Autodesk 3ds Max 2012Version 14.0 x64: Space Flyby Mentalray, 248 Frames, 1440x1080
WinZipVersion 15.5 Pro: THG-Workload (464 MB) to ZIP, command line switches "-a -ez -p -r"
WinRARVersion 4.01: THG-Workload (464 MB) to RAR, command line switches "winrar a -r -m3"
7-ZipVersion 9.22: THG-Workload (464 MB) to .7z, command line switches "a -t7z -r -m0=LZMA2 -mx=5"
ABBYY FineReaderVersion 10.0.102.82: Read PDF save to Doc, Source: Political Economy (J. Broadhurst 1842) 111 Pages
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    joytech22 , November 7, 2012 3:42 AM
    It's quite the potent little power house isn't it.
    I can bet you one thing though the pricing won't be as potent lol.
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    UltimateDeep , November 7, 2012 3:50 AM
    This is based on the Clevo W110ER. What other Barebones can go as powerful as such in a small package.
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    Estix , November 7, 2012 3:53 AM
    joytech22It's quite the potent little power house isn't it.I can bet you one thing though the pricing won't be as potent lol.

    It's based off a Clevo barebones, so it's the same as the Sager NP6110 which starts at $899

    http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_customed&model_name=NP6110

    I just wish they'd offer a screen better than 1366x768 (at least 1440x900 or such)
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    mayankleoboy1 , November 7, 2012 3:54 AM
    I have a first gen corei3 notebook. It runs fine, but battery isnt too great.
    But i wont be upgrading to anything till haswell is released.
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    amuffin , November 7, 2012 5:31 AM
    Too bad they don't offer the GT650M 1GB GDDR5 which faster than the DDR3 version.....
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    Pyree , November 7, 2012 6:06 AM
    EstixIt's based off a Clevo barebones, so it's the same as the Sager NP6110 which starts at $899http://www.sagernotebook.com/index [...] ame=NP6110I just wish they'd offer a screen better than 1366x768 (at least 1440x900 or such)


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    Too bad they don't offer the GT650M 1GB GDDR5 which faster than the DDR3 version.....

    There is a bios mod for some crazy OC on the GPU. Although you are right amuffin, the GDDR3 on the GT 650m is a let down. You can get the W150ER at similar price (also has a bios mod for OC) with GT 650m GDDR5 although it is a 15 inch (but 1080p screen).
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    captainblacko , November 7, 2012 7:28 AM
    shame about the resolution but a 11 inch mobile gaming machine is pretty appealing to me. i could get a few sneaky rounds on BF3 whilst on the toilet at work....
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    whyso , November 7, 2012 10:00 AM
    The thing Im the most pumped about is the windows 7 physical media.
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    captainblacko , November 7, 2012 10:45 AM
    scan have a version in the UK.

    http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ShowSystem.asp?SystemID=1459
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    captainblacko , November 7, 2012 10:47 AM
    the scan version comes with the 2gb 650M
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    besterino , November 7, 2012 1:03 PM
    I have that thing (Clevo W110ER barebone that is) from a German retailer with a slightly slower CPU (i7 3612QM), a matte screen and without that HyperPerformace. Sure it doesn't game as fast as some bigger ones, but hell does it replace a business notebook, in particular on trips where I can spend the night in the hotel playing my favorite games (e.g. borderlands 2 runs perfectly)!

    That's what I use it for (since about 4 months now):

    1. At the workplace (yeah, byod kinda allowed) for office applications with 2 external screens where it performs better than anything they have there.

    2. At home for media stuff attached via HDMI to the HDTV / Receiver
    and

    3. On private/business trips as my reliable companion, because, yup, it can game! It is simply small and light (enough)!


    In short - you may have guessed it already - I just love it.

    There is room for improvement: keyboard basically kinda sucks (but good enough for gaming and typing on the road), screen could also be better (although I don't need higher resolution - you hardly can read fonts at 100% size on the 11.6" size anyways) and I'd kill for a docking solution (which simply isn't available for the W110ER). But that's just my 5 cents and to me - at this time - there is no better companion than this little thingie combining mobility and gaming at a reasonable form/size factor.
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    jaquith , November 7, 2012 1:09 PM
    Quote:
    If you can tolerate an 11.6" display

    I can only imagine the back pain being stooped over with my nose 4" away from the panel. Origin's other offerings are much more appealing though more expensive. My pick would be one the 17" options: SLI EON17-SLX or EON17-S, and I get for some $1,550-$1,860 plus isn't cheap nor 8.6 pounds light.

    Origin notebooks - http://www.originpc.com/Laptops/Compare/?COMPARE=GAMINGLAPTOPS
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    xenol , November 7, 2012 2:09 PM
    What I'm concerned about for something like "high performance in a small package" laptops are its temperatures all over in what would be considered full load. Doesn't have to be 100% everything, just something that would stress the machine a little.
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    ntgam1ng , November 7, 2012 2:51 PM
    Lenovo Y580, got one my self Ivy bridge 3610qm quad core i7, 16gb DDR3 1600mhz, GTX660m 2gb GDDR 5 will leave this one in the dust as far as graphics/ram performance goes.... it has a slight edge in cpu performance but at what cost? (300mhz) base and turbo isnt much.
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    blazorthon , November 7, 2012 4:58 PM
    PyreeThere is a bios mod for some crazy OC on the GPU. Although you are right amuffin, the GDDR3 on the GT 650m is a let down. You can get the W150ER at similar price (also has a bios mod for OC) with GT 650m GDDR5 although it is a 15 inch (but 1080p screen).


    I'm pretty sure that there is no GDDR3 on any graphics cards with a 28nm GPU and that anyone saying otherwise is mistaken just like anyone saying that there are DDR5 cards is mistaken. It's almost definitely DDR3, not GDDR3.
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    lchrisk , November 7, 2012 6:42 PM
    Looks pretty overpriced. Only an i7 and a 650 for over 1k? That's kind of a waste...
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    burmese_dude , November 7, 2012 6:47 PM
    I paid mine 1020 or so from xoticpc, with same spec except HD is Intel 520 120gb 500mb+ read and write, with OS and external DVD drive, which is a previous gen format that's not much usable anymore. Also, my ram is DDR3-1600mhz as opposed to DDR3-1333. This one is way overpriced.

    I play Guild War 2 to TV 1080 output via HDMI. It's really a powerful, small laptop that match against 13 or 14 gaming laptops. Only wish that graphic card was DDR5 instead of DDR3.
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    blazorthon , November 7, 2012 7:34 PM
    burmese_dudeI paid mine 1020 or so from xoticpc, with same spec except HD is Intel 520 120gb 500mb+ read and write, with OS and external DVD drive, which is a previous gen format that's not much usable anymore. Also, my ram is DDR3-1600mhz as opposed to DDR3-1333. This one is way overpriced.I play Guild War 2 to TV 1080 output via HDMI. It's really a powerful, small laptop that match against 13 or 14 gaming laptops. Only wish that graphic card was DDR5 instead of DDR3.


    Good luck with DDR5. There isn't a single device with it in the market and there probably won't be until around 2019 or 2020.
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    Tomtompiper , November 7, 2012 7:55 PM
    With such a low screen res, isn't the spec a touch of overkill? With an A10 apu running every game but Metro at this res why would you shell out the extra wonga?
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    Anonymous , November 7, 2012 8:45 PM
    "720p HDTV (an unnecessary and unfortunate artifact of over-scan adoption)"

    Actually, I quite like my 32inch 720p HDTV. I picked one up last year. I found it to have a much better picture than the 1080p HDTVs at that size (I had a physical limitation of 32inch). It provides a crisp, clear image with no noticeable pixels - even at close inspection. I don't see why all the hate on 720p.
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