Asus G73Jh Gaming Notebook Review

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Want to see how well the G73 performed during our gaming tests? Of course you do. The following pages will focus on gaming specific benchmarks starting with the 3DMark tests. Then you'll find that we conducted extensive testing on several games to find out if the G73 could handle them at its native resolution of 1920 x 1080, with image quality settings maxed out. We also turned down resolutions and settings to show the performance improvements when doing so.

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
Synthetic DX 10 Gaming Performance

3DMark Vantage

3DMark Vantage is specifically bound to Windows Vista-based systems because it uses some advanced visual technologies that are only available with DirectX 10, which isn't available on previous versions of Windows. With the latest version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, in addition to support for the latest PC hardware.  We tested the graphics cards here with 3DMark Vantage's Performance preset option, which uses a resolution of 1280x1024.

The G73 outpaced last year's model, the G51, by several thousand points. Although the Clevo and Eurocom models led the pack, keep in mind that these desktop replacement notebooks cost at least twice as much as the G73 and feature dual graphics cards, however.

Futuremark 3DMark06
Synthetic DirectX Performance


3DMark06 is a 3D rending benchmark that pushes a system and its GPUs to the limits. The test includes Shader Model 2.0, Shader Model 3.0, and HDR tests. To push the system, scenes are rendered with very high geometric detail and shader complexity, and with extensive use of lighting and soft shadows. The maximum shader length 3DMark06 supports is 512 instructions. The 3DMark06 Overall Score is a weighted average based on the SM 2.0 and HDR / SM3.0, and CPU scores.

Again, the G73 shows notable improvement over the G51. With a score of 12469, it delivers 26% more performance that last year's model.

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