Benchmark Results: Synthetic Benchmarks
Since all three of today’s notebook configurations employ an identical platform, we decided to get the synthetic benchmarks out of the way before moving on to the big question of game performance.
3DMark shows the GeForce GTX 480M slightly leading the single Mobility Radeon HD 5870, while the dual Mobility Radeon HD 5870s are nearly as powerful as a desktop Radeon HD 5850.
Eurocom’s use of Crucial’s super-fast SSD gives it superb performance in PCMark Vantage, which is the only benchmark in today’s test to rely heavily on drive performance.
The Core i7-940XM has far higher Intel Turbo Boost speeds than the desktop platform, but also bears a lower base speed to help keep heat dissipation down. Base speed is used when all cores are fully loaded, putting the mobile part at a disadvantage in Sandra’s CPU tests.
The desktop platform uses triple-channel mode to trump its mobile rival, yet the mobile configuration’s 17.1 GB/s bandwidth looks huge compared to the dual-channel machines of our recent System Builder Marathon.
This affirms it, Fermi is a FAT joke...
now correct me if im wrong, and i may as well be. but chips, as in the cpu, gpu, anything that takes massive r&d costs, cost almost noting to make, in the big picture.
intel so long as they have the fastest processor with little to no competition, prices there products, that may cost in total materials and man hours, maybe 50$ at most, and sells them for 1000$ each to recup the plants cost to manufacture, and the r&d. and if any of the rummors during the femri are to be believed, they had ALLOT to recupe and they need to do it somewhere, with amd pricing lower than they do for close to if not better preforming cards (in the price range) desktop isn't making them there money back fast. so why not gaming laptop where you have less of a choice what goes in.
thats just my opinion though
It just shows the true manufactoring win that AMD/ATi has accomplished in the past year with such a cool and low power GPU in the cypress and the rest of the radeon 5xxx class. With low heat and TDP requirments, AMD can also take the crown for mobile gaming. Im sure this also helps a tad in the battery life, however we have yet to see crazy gaming laptops hit the 2plus hour mark for movies and games. This is a shame because the first one that can lastat least 3 hours on its highest settings will be a true winner for those looking to spend a wad of cash on a mobile system that can rival midstream desktops.
I cant help but laugh as my system is now a "mid-level" system and is comparable lthough not better than a laptop!
Keep these reviews going as they are interesting hen comparing two products in different categories. Maybe we can also see those 12inch ion netbooks vs low end gaming laptops.
guess crossfire on mobile platforms