Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 Gaming Notebook - HotHardware

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 Gaming Notebook

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To give you better feel for how the Qosmio X305-Q725’s performance measures up, we’ll compare it to Dell’s XPS M1730 and ASUS’ C90S. We’ll also compare the Qosmio X305-Q725 to two desktop systems to give you an idea for how much power you can expect while on the go. Here’s a closer look at each of our comparison systems:

HotHardware's Mobile/Desktop Test Systems
Covering the bases

Dell XPS M1730

Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
(2.8GHz)

2x1GB DDR2-667

Dual 256MB NVIDIA
GeForce 8700M GT

On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

2x200GB in RAID0
7,200 RPM SATA

Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel INF 8.3.1.1009
NVIDIA Forceware v163.86

17" WUXGA Display
(native 1920x1200)

ASUS C90S

Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66GHz)

Intel 945G Chipset

2x1GB DDR2-667

512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

160GB Hard Drive
7,200 RPM SATA

Windows Vista Ultimate
Intel INF 8.3.1.1009
NVIDIA Forceware v101.16

15.4" WXGA Display
(native 1680x1050)

Desktop Comparison 1

Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4GHz)

Asus P5E3 Deluxe
(X38 Chipset)

2x1GB Corsair DDR3-1800
CL 7-7-7-20 - DDR3-1600

GeForce 8800 GTX
On-Board Ethernet
On-board Audio

WD740 "Raptor" HD
10,000 RPM SATA

Windows Vista Ultimate
Intel INF 8.3.1.1009
NVIDIA Forceware v163.75

Desktop Comparison 2

AMD Athlon X2 6400+ (3.2GHz) 
AMD Athlon X2 4600+
(2.4GHz)

Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6
(AMD 790FX Chipset)

2x1GB Corsair PC2-8500
CL 5-5-5-15 - DDR2-1066

GeForce 8800 GTX
On-Board Ethernet
On-board Audio

WD740 "Raptor" HD
10,000 RPM SATA

Windows Vista Ultimate
NVIDIA Forceware v163.75



Futuremark 3DMark06
Synthetic DirectX Gaming

To begin our benchmark testing, we’ll measure CPU performance using Futuremark 3DMark06's CPU performance module. 3DMark06's test is useful for comparing performance between similarly equipped systems. This multi-threaded, "gaming related" DirectX metric consists of different 3D scenes that are generated with software and hardware GPU renderers, which is also dependant on the host CPU's performance. In these tests, calculations that are normally reserved for a 3D accelerator are sent to the central processor. 3DMark06's GPU rendering tests utilize a mix of SM2.0, SM3.0, and HDR techniques and effects.

The Qosmio X305-Q725’s Intel Core 2 Quad processor Q9000 running at 2.0GHz gave it the top spot in this benchmark. The notebook beat out Dell’s XPS M1730 by 559 points and defeated the other systems in our test as well.

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Looks kinda ugly and like you said bulky. I guess some people would go for the over the top looks, but I don't really like it. Performes well though.

Also is that battery graph minutes?

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Yes, battery graph is listed in minutes.

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Marco C:

Yes, battery graph is listed in minutes.

Ouch! 47 minutes with load. I guess thats normal for a gaming laptop.

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     Yes, I looked at another version of this same laptop when I bought ny gateway P-7811 FX. The case was just to much for me it is very Garish/overblown to me.

     I bought the p-7811FX for its completion component wise, but I think I am going to sell it, even though I upgraded it to raid 0, and bought a cooler, bag etc. I still game on my desktop almost entirely, and I use the Gateway for the web, documentation, email, schoolwork only.

     I am probably going to sell it for $1000.00-1250.00 and shiping if I can find someone who needs/wants a desktop replacement. The gaming capabilities of this laptop are awesome with Wireless N, 4 gigs ddr3, centrino 2, and the 9800 GTS 512 GPU. I have just decided mobility is what I need. Anyone interested let me know. Oh it runs Vista pro 64 bit as well and I have a full copy of it that will also be coming with it. Otherwise I will probably put it on Ebay.

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Some things just dont mix IMO. IF you want a killer setup why use a Notebook? you'll pay much more for less and its not really a notebook since you tied to the wall in most cases with it.

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IDK I love my netbook, but I really want something between the two. My screen is super cramped, and it is useless to play any games. I don't want a huge laptop like this, but I would like to play a few games on my laptop when I am on break at work and such.

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