Benchmark Results: Synthetic Benchmarks
We saw that most games prefer the Lotus P150HM’s GeForce GTX 485M, yet 3DMark11 prefers the competing AMD solution.
PCMark Vantage has a similarly-small preference for Nvidia graphics.
Driver overhead can have some effect on CPU performance, but Sandra shows minimal difference. The elder Core i7-940XM loses badly.
Sandra's Memory Bandwidth test shows that little, if any, of the new CPU’s performance is attributable to advances in its memory controller.