Asus W90Vp 18.4" Gaming Notebook

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Gaming Performance (continued)

Considering that Toshiba's Qosmio X305-Q725 just recently came out -- and with the very same CPU, to boot -- we pit it up against the W90Vp in a duo of real-world gaming tests. We won't spoil too much just yet, but those hoping for good things here from Asus' latest should go ahead and get their hopes up.

Crysis v1.21
DirectX 10 Gaming Performance


Crytek's game engine visuals in Crysis are some of the most impressive real-time 3D renderings we've seen to date on a computer screen. The engine employs some of the latest techniques in 3D rendering like Parallax Occlusion Mapping, Subsurface Scattering, Motion Blur, and Depth-of-Field effects, as well as an impressive use of Shader technology. The single player, FPS Crysis is a smash-hit, and rightfully so. Because this game is so demanding, even respectable machines don’t always achieve very high scores.

Even the mighty W90Vp and its twin GPUs couldn't stand the pressure of Crysis. Sure, it was "playable," but Crysis still taxed the system mightily. That said, we can't think of too many other machines that put up as good a fight as this bad boy.

Left 4 Dead
DirectX Gaming Performance

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead is a co-operative, survival horror, first-person shooter that was developed by Turtle Rock Studios, which was purchased by Valve mid-way through development. Like Half Life 2, the game uses the Source engine; however, the visuals in Left 4 Dead are far superior to anything seen in Half Life to date. The game pits four Survivors of an apocalyptic pandemic against hordes of aggressive zombies.

Looking forward to playing Left For Dead on your incoming W90Vp? Hope you're interested in silky smooth gameplay with every setting maxed, 'cause that's exactly what you'll get.

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