Productivity Benchmark Results
Intel’s Core i7-4720HQ is a popular processor choice amongst gaming notebook vendors. It’s a quad-core model with Hyper-Threading support, so parallelized workloads run well. And of course, the Haswell architecture makes quick work of single-threaded tasks.
These results illustrate how performance differs when you use the P34W v3 plugged in compared to its behavior on the road. Light use isn’t a problem—our Lame benchmark doesn’t slow down at all. But the threaded TotalCode Studio, HandBrake, and 3ds Max iray tests are far more taxing; they scale back quite a bit on battery power.
Our Photoshop benchmark, which is accelerated by OpenCL, also reflects a performance hit away from the wall. Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 970M throttles back, so we’d expect this.