Futuremark PCMark Vantage
We ran the Asus G51J-A1 through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric built especially for Windows 7, PCMark Vantage. This benchmark suite creates a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads including High Definition TV and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity. We like the fact that most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, in order to exploit the additional resources offered by multi-core processors.
One thing that you'll notice immediately about the scores put up by the Asus G51J-A1 is just how badly it beats the Asus G51VX, a Core 2 Duo-based machine that was released just a few months ago with a higher clocked CPU. This really, really shows off the true power of a quad-core Core i7 processor, even at "just" 1.6GHz. It also stomped the powerful Studio XPS 16, and even with compared to the desktop rigs at the bottom of the chart, it definitely holds its own.