ASUS C90S Whitebook

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Test Setup and 3DMark06 v1.0.2


With our review of the ASUS C90S, we've taken a two fold approach to benchmarking.  First, as a DTR notebook, we felt it was proper to compare the performance to comparably equipped desktop systems.  Unfortunately, the 945G motherboard we had on hand didn't have a BIOS update available to allow the board to recognize the Core Duo E6700 Processor.  So, we opted to pull results from our recent Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 processor review, which had comprehensive benchmarks covering the entire performance spectrum.  While the hardware isn't an exact match, it does give a fair assessment as to where the C90S fits in the overall performance picture.  We also compared the results to a Dell XPS M1730 notebook, comparing gaming performance to this model as the desktop systems used different gaming benchmarks and had a premium videocard installed.  The Dell XPS M1730 comes standard with two GeForce 8700M GTs in SLI, however, all tests were run with a single-card configuration.


HotHardware's Mobile/Desktop Test Systems
Covering the bases


ASUS C90S Whitebook

2.66GHz Intel Core Duo E6700

Intel 945G Chipset

2 x 1GB DDR2 667MHz memory

512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

8x DVD+/-RW
with dual-layer support

160GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
(SATA/150)

15.4" WXGA display
(native 1680x1050)

10/100/1000 Ethernet

Mobile Comparison

Dell XPS M1730

Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
(2.8GHz)

2GB DDR2-667

2x256MB Dual NVIDIA
GeForce 8700M GT

Dual 200GB 7200RPM in RAID 0

Windows Vista Ultimate

Intel INF 8.3.1.1009

NVIDIA Forceware v163.75

Desktop Comparison 1

Core 2 Duo E6600

(2.4GHz - Dual-Core)

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

Performance Comparisons with 3DMark06 v1.0.2
Details: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

Starting out our testing, we've begun with a focus on CPU performance, utilizing FutureMark 3DMark06's CPU performance module.

 


 

 When equipped with a 2.6GHz processor, the Asus C90S perfoms as expected.  Our test system finished behind the 2.8GHz Dell machine, but ahead of the 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo E6600, which is just what you'd expect.

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