AVADirect Clevo P180HM Gaming Notebook Review

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Metro 2033 and Just Cause 2

Metro 2033
DX11 Gaming Performance

 
Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is your basic 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, but rather you’re left to deal with life, or lack there-of more akin to the real world with blood spatter on your visor and your heart rate and respiration level as indicators. The game is loosely based on a novel by Russian Author Dmitry Glukhovsky. Metro 2003 boasts some of the best 3D visuals on the PC platform currently including a DX11 rendering mode that makes use of advanced depth of field effects and character model tessellation for increased realism.

Metro 2033 serves as further proof that having a second GPU isn't wasted. The P180HM pushed pixels at nearly twice the rate as the G74SX system from Asus at its native resolution of 1920x1080, and as we saw with Lost Planet 2, the difference in frame rates suddenly makes the game playable without having to sacrifice eye candy.

Just Cause 2
DX10.1 Gaming Performance


Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 was released in March 2010, from developers Avalanche Studios and Eidos Interactive. The game makes use of the Avalanche Engine 2.0, an updated version of the similarly named original. It is set on the fictional island of Panau in southeast Asia, and you play the role of Rico Rodriquez. We benchmarked the graphics cards in this article using one of the built-in demo runs called Desert Sunrise. The test results shown here were run at various resolutions and settings. This game also supports a few CUDA-enabled features, but they were left disabled to keep the playing field level.




Just Cause 2 is one of those games that will run smoothly on relatively any modern system, the P180HM included. It didn't even break a sweat in this one.

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