Asus G51VX-RX05 Gaming Notebook Review

PCMark Vantage & SiSoft Sandra 2009

We ran the Asus G51VX through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric built especially for Windows Vista, 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.

Futuremark PCMark Vantage
Simulated Application Performance

With an overall score of 3821, the G51VX performed as well as expected. During the benchmark, there was some noticeable stuttering during the TV and Movies benchmarks as both the video and audio would would continually pause throughout testing. We found this a little odd since we saw none of this during our real world video playback testing.

Preliminary Testing with SiSoft SANDRA 2009
Synthetic Benchmarks

We continued our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA 2009, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant.  We ran three of the built-in subsystem tests (CPU Arithmetic, Memory Bandwidth, Physical Disks).
All of the scores reported below were taken with the processor running at its default clock speeds of 2.0GHz with 4GB of DDR2-800 RAM running in dual-channel mode.

Processor Arithmetic

Memory Bandwidth

Physical Disks

When compared to mobile dual core processors, Intel's P7350 performed well, even with its slight speed disadvantage. The 4GB of DDR2-800 memory provided 5.33GB/s of bandwidth while the 320GB 7200rpm hard drive offered a 68MB/s read speed.

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