Asus G73SW Sandy Bridge Gaming Notebook Review

SiSoft Sandra & CineBench

Preliminary Testing with SiSoft SANDRA 2011
Synthetic Benchmarks

We continued our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA 2011, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant.  We ran four 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 8GB of DDR3-1333 RAM running in dual-channel mode.


Processor Arithmetic








Memory Bandwidth



Physical Disks



SiSoft had just released a new version of Sandra as we were going to press, and so we used that to run our tests. The G73SW showed strong performance all around, besting the previous G73Jh-A1 in all four categories.



Cinebench R11.5 64bit
Content Creation Performance

Maxon's Cinebench R11.5 benchmark is based on Maxon's Cinema 4D software used for 3D content creation chores and tests both the CPU and GPU in separate benchmark runs. On the CPU side, Cinebench renders a photorealistic 3D scene by tapping into up to 64 processing threads (CPU) to process more than 300,000 total polygons, while the GPU benchmark measures graphics performance by manipulating nearly 1 million polygons and huge amounts of textures.



Here again the G73SW put on a strong showing, flexing its upgraded components over that of the G73Jh-A1. The previous generation G73 notebook posted an OpenGL score of 25.28fps and CPU score of 2.92 points. With the G73SW, we see a better than 50 percent performance gain in both areas.

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