Asus G751 Gaming Laptop: Mobile Maxwell Done Right

Hitman: Absolution & Metro Last Light

Hitman: Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted - and now hunted by the police - he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world.

Hitman: Absolution
DirectX11 Gaming Performance

Hitman has historically been a strong game for AMD, while its R9 M290X doesn't win the test, it's much closer to the GTX 880M here than in BioShock Infinite. Even so, both previous-generation cards are left in the dust by the GTX 980M, which rockets past the GTX 880M by nearly 44%. All three cards are playable and AMD deserves a nod for significantly better minimum frame rates, but the GTX 980M's minimum frame rate is higher than the R9 M290X's average.
Metro Last Light
DirectX11 Gaming Performance

Metro Last Light is your typical post-apocalyptic first person shooter game with a few rather unconventional twists. Unlike most FPS titles, there is no health meter to measure your level of ailment; rather, you’re left to deal with life, or lack thereof, more akin to the real world with blood spatter on your visor and your heart rate and respiration level as indicators. Metro Last Light boasts some of the best 3D visuals on the PC platform and includes a DX11 rendering mode that makes use of advanced depth of field effects and character model tessellation for increased realism.

Metro Last Light has odd performance characteristics. The Asus G751 is no faster than the MSI GT60 Dominator overall, but its minimum frame rate is six times(!) higher than the GTX 880M's, and 4x higher than AMD's. Readers should be advised that while we turn on SSAA (Supersampled Antialiasing) this form of AA is the most computationally expensive. Frame rates on all GPUs would likely increase considerably were SSAA turned off.

But while turning SSAA off would make the game run faster, there's no arguing that with it enabled, the GTX 980M is again 2x as fast as AMD's R9 M290X.

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