CommentsPosted by Felip on March 4, 2011 under Benchmarks, Thoughts
I'm amazed about how well the Crysis 2 Demo runs on older hardware. It runs very nicely (around 30 fps) on my desktop (Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3 GHz, ATI Radeon HD 4670) at 1440x900 and Gamer settings. I can even go up to Advanced settings and 1280x800 and get around 25 fps (as in the original game, it's very playable at 25 fps). If you have graphics card with a similar performance, you can easily ... more.
CommentsPosted by Felip on February 20, 2011 under Benchmarks
Finally, a side-by-side comparison between the Nvidia GeForce GTX 485M and the ATI Radeon HD 6970M, with the same processor (an Intel Core i7 2920XM), courtesy of Tom's Hardware. They only test 4 games: Crysis (of course), F1 2010, Just Cause 2 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, but as both cards are tested in the same laptop (a Clevo P150HM assembled by MALIBAL), the comparison is very inter... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Felip on January 31, 2011 under Benchmarks
This seems a site devoted to the Radeon HD 6970M lately... But Tom's Hardware has published an interesting set of benchmarks of the AMD Radeon HD 6970M CrossFireX, putting it against the GeForce GTX 470M SLI and 480M SLI (no 485M, sadly). They don't test a lot of games, only COD: Modern Warfare 2, DIRT 2, Crysis and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, but you get the idea. Source: AMD's Mobility R... more.
CommentsPosted by Felip on January 27, 2011 under Benchmarks
This time the benchmarks are from Notebookcheck and, contrarily to the benchmarks published at Notebook Journal, they DO compare the 6970M against the GTX 485M but... Oh wait! The processor is quite different: an Intel Core i7 740QM in the laptop with the 6970M vs a Core i7 2630QM in the one with the GTX 485M. The difference between these processors is not small: the 2630QM is 40-50% faster in som... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Felip on January 15, 2011 under Benchmarks
The guys at Notebook Journal have benchmarked a Clevo W860CU by Eurocom with the all-new ATI Radeon HD 6970M. Sadly, there are only a few benchmarks comparing it with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 480M, and none against the newer GTX 485M, but in most comparisons the ATI wins at high resolutions. The site is in German, but you can go directly to the benchmarks. Source: Notebook Journal. Via: Portables... more.
CommentsPosted by Felip on January 3, 2011 under Benchmarks, External review, Reviews
So today it's Mobile Sandy Bridge day! Many tech sites have published reviews of one or several Intel Sandy Bridge processors for laptops, including some benchmarks of the new IGP (Intel HD 3000). Some of the conclusions are: The slowest processor in the family, the Intel Core i7 2620QM, is faster than the Core i7 940XM in most tests. Quick Sync technology accelerates video encoding up to 5x... more.
CommentsPosted by Felip on December 23, 2010 under Benchmarks
The guys at Notebookcheck have tested the Dell XPS 17 equipped with an Nvidia GeForce GT 445M (3 GB!!! DDR3). The card performs quite well for a mainstream card: while its performance is far from that of the GTX 460, that's typically 30-45% faster at playable settings, the GT 445M bests the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 by a 15-35% at the same settings. More information at Notebookcheck. The prob... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Felip on December 3, 2010 under Benchmarks, What laptop do I need to play...
If you are minimally interested on gaming, you probably didn't care much about the Black Ops tests on low-end PCs, because your computer (laptop or desktop) is quite more powerful than my old laptop. After testing it on my laptop, I have been playing Call of Duty: Black Ops on my desktop and I performed some benchmarks that you may find useful if you have a similar PC. The main specs are: CPU:... more.
CommentsPosted by Felip on December 1, 2010 under Benchmarks
Tom's Hardware publishes a review of the AVADirect X7200 (based on the Clevo X7200) equipped with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M SLI. They compare it against a single GeForce GTX 480M and the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 CrossFireX, and they are very pleased with the pair of 460M's, that beat the 480M and the ATIs in most games. Read the review at Tom's Hardware. Update You have an addition... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Felip on November 26, 2010 under Benchmarks, What laptop do I need to play...
OK, so I have been playing the game for a few hours and I have good news for you. Call of Duty: Black Ops is not as demanding as people is saying, and I think it's probably playable on low-end graphics cards. I installed the game in my 2-year old Dell Studio 15 (1537). The main specs are: CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 (2.0 GHz) RAM: 3 GB DDR2 GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450, 256 MB DDR2 ... more.