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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