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How We Tested Tablet-Based Gaming

Is Your Windows 8 Tablet Fast Enough For PC Gaming?
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We're testing Dell's Venue 8 Pro differently than we would a desktop PC. To begin, we aren't comparing it to anything, so there's little value in charting performance. Rather, my goal is to demonstrate that playing PC games on a tablet is viable (or not). With that in mind, I chose to record video of actual gameplay to illustrate the usability of our chosen titles with a real representation of frame rate.

It turns out that video does a pretty good job of this. With that in mind, here are the specifications of Dell's Velue 8 Pro:


Test System
CPU
Intel Atom Z3740D (Bay Trail), 1.333 to 1.833 GHz, Four Cores, BGA1380, 2 MB L2 Cache
Memory
DDR3L, 2 GB, 1600 MT/s, CL 9-9-9-24-1T
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics, 4 EUs, 313-688 MHz
SSD
32 GB NAND
Software and Drivers
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit
DirectX
DirectX 11
Graphics Drivers
Intel Graphics Driver 10.18.10.3349
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