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Performance: Widow Sting 517D/Killer Notebooks Executioner

Turn on AA and AF and surprise, surprise once again the Widow PC Sting posts better results.

Turn on AA and AF and surprise, surprise once again the Widow PC Sting posts better results.

Doom 3 is a CPU dependent game and as we've noted before both test units have identical CPUs. Hence it's no surprise that test scores are very close here across all test resolutions.

Doom 3 is a CPU dependent game and as we’ve noted before both test units have identical CPUs. Hence it’s no surprise that test scores are very close here across all test resolutions.

With AA/AF on, the spread between the two remains similar, this again isn't a surprise.

With AA/AF on, the spread between the two remains similar, this again isn’t a surprise.

Test scores for this game are perhaps the most interesting of the bunch. The first time our lab did this test we ended up with results that gave the Sting the win. As it turns out we had a lame video BIOS on our Executioner test notebook which we ended up

Test scores for this game are perhaps the most interesting of the bunch. The first time our lab did this test we ended up with results that gave the Sting the win. As it turns out we had a lame video BIOS on our Executioner test notebook which we ended up

Go outside and presto the scores are a whole lot closer across the board with the slimmest of edges in favor of the Executioner. Except marginally at 1024x768, neither notebook supports Oblivion outside at frame rates that would make the game worth playin

Go outside and presto the scores are a whole lot closer across the board with the slimmest of edges in favor of the Executioner. Except marginally at 1024x768, neither notebook supports Oblivion outside at frame rates that would make the game worth playin

Two identically specified displays don't always mean two identical sets of test results. To prove that point all you need to do is look at our results for the Executioner and the Sting.

Two identically specified displays don’t always mean two identical sets of test results. To prove that point all you need to do is look at our results for the Executioner and the Sting.

The Sting's mean brightness at 173 candelas per square meter (cd/m^2)is very close to the Executioner. With a minimum brightness of 139 cd/m^2 and a maximum of 204 cd/m^2 (range 65 cd/m^2) the display brightness is just a bit more even that the Execution

The Sting’s mean brightness at 173 candelas per square meter (cd/m^2)is very close to the Executioner. With a minimum brightness of 139 cd/m^2 and a maximum of 204 cd/m^2 (range 65 cd/m^2) the display brightness is just a bit more even that the Execution

Mean contrast is impressive at 525 cd/meter^2. Minimum contrast is 206 cd/meter^2; the maximum is 656 cd/meter^2 for a range of 450 cd/meter^2.

Mean contrast is impressive at 525 cd/meter^2. Minimum contrast is 206 cd/meter^2 ; the maximum is 656 cd/meter^2 for a range of 450 cd/meter^2.

Mean contrast is also very impressive at 533 cd/meter^2. Minimum contrast is 402 cd/meter^2; the maximum is 663 cd/meter^2 for a range of 261 cd/meter^2. The Sting's contrast is a bit more even across the display that the Executioner, though it does drop

Mean contrast is also very impressive at 533 cd/meter^2. Minimum contrast is 402 cd/meter^2 ; the maximum is 663 cd/meter^2 for a range of 261 cd/meter^2. The Sting’s contrast is a bit more even across the display that the Executioner, though it does drop