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Is That A Notebook? MALIBAL's Six-Core, Dual-GPU, Speed Demon

Benchmark Results: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 And Crysis

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has long been seen as CPU-bound in desktop systems, but notebook graphics are so weak that they become the tighter bottleneck, as indicated by the big difference between GeForce GTX 480M single-GPU and SLI performance.

Slightly better performance for the i7-980X on the desktop platform allows it to edge ahead of the notebook. The M17x might have been somewhat limited in this title by its slower CPU, but we don’t have a similar platform with faster CPU to confirm that possibility.

Crysis shows an odd result where the GTX 480M is roughly equal to a CrossFire'd pair of Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics cards, and the X7200’s SLI configuration rules the notebook market.

Performance scaling looks completely different when we add anti-aliasing and a higher detail level in Crysis. The M17x’s CrossFire configuration looks powerful, but the X7200’s SLI pair takes the notebook crown.

  • Darkerson
    Dear god, that thing is a beast...
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  • compton
    I'm not sure how awesome this is in practice. I'm sure someone out othere needs this, but that person would have to be blind to appreciate the asthetics.
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  • iam2thecrowe
    its more of a portable pc than a notebook. look at the power consumption. Even its own power adaptor cant keep up at max load.
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  • Darkerson
    In this case, its not really about looks, as much as its about "portable" brute strength. And it seems to have plenty of that...
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  • bombat1994
    this is why we cant have nice things,

    but seriously, the 480m is just a small 450
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  • thats actually really good performance from a top end system
    at most rates it is still fairly close to a desktop in price also
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  • maxiim
    This quite useless if you want all that power for gaming, you surely cant have it on the go with a battery provided....might as well build a with almost the same specs for less money.
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  • compton
    Its the same price as a base model Kia Rio just about. Kudos to them for the engineering needed to make this gear work in a mobile chassis. I may not be sold on the concept, or see the need of, but I hope they sell a ton of them. It is kinda cool just because its so powerful -- but for the price you could build or buy two highly specialized systems. It could be a mobile workstation or for AV production work on site instead of just for gaming. Clearly these ultra powerful 'notebooks' are a niche segment, but there are quite a few now. Someone must be buying them.
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  • sudeshc
    Not that impressive to me main reason for Lappy is portability and thats where this lacks i wounder even if under no load how much heat it would generate and also the battery wont last long..
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  • Crashman
    comptonIt could be a mobile workstation or for AV production work on site instead of just for gaming. Clearly these ultra powerful 'notebooks' are a niche segment, but there are quite a few now. Someone must be buying them.Actually, that's what the X7200 is! Tom's Hardware got the "gaming" version simply to show off its capabilities to enthusiasts, but the Quadro versions are equally viable (and likely more valuable) in their own respective markets.
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