Asus Eee PC1005PE, Atom N450 Pinetrail Launch

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Test Setup and Futuremark 3DMark06

HotHardware's Test Systems
Covering the bases

Asus Eee PC 1005PE
Atom N450, 1.66GHz
1GB DDR2-667
Intel NM10 IO Hub
On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio
250GB Seagate HD
5400 RPM SATA
Windows 7

HP Mini 311
Atom N270, 1.6GHz, FSB 533MHz
2GB DDR2-800
NVIDIA Ion
On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio
250GB Seagate HD
5400 RPM SATA
Windows 7

Asus Eee PC 1201N
Atom 330, 1.6GHz, FSB 533MHz
2GB DDR2
NVIDIA Ion
On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio
250GB Hitachi HD
5400 RPM SATA

Windows 7

Acer Aspire Revo
I
ntel Atom 230
NVIDIA ION board
2GB DDR2-800
NVIDIA ION
160GB Toshiba HDD (5400 RPM, 8MB cache)
Windows Vista

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


3DMark06
3DMark06 differs from its predecessor 3Dmark05 in a number of ways, and includes not only Shader Model 2.0 tests, but Shader Model 3.0 and HDR tests as well. Some of the assets from 3DMark05 have been re-used, but the scenes are now rendered with much more geometric detail and the shader complexity is vastly increased. Max shader length in 3DMark05 was 96 instructions, while 3DMark06 ups that number to 512. 3DMark06 also employs much more lighting and there is extensive use of soft shadows. With 3DMark06, Futuremark also changed how the final score is tabulated. In this latest version of the benchmark, SM 2.0 and HDR / SM3.0 tests are weighted and the CPU score is factored into the final tally as well.



The Pinetrail-powered Asus Eee PC 1005 PE severely struggled with 3DMark06. The Atom N450 CPU / GMA 3150 hybrid posted a paltry 160 3DMarks, and couldn't even run the Shader Model 3.0 test. In terms of the CPU score, the N450 does outpace the Atom N270 nicely, but that's the only good news here.


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