AVADirect Clevo X8100 Core i7 Gaming Notebook Review

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SiSoft Sandra & CineBench



Preliminary Testing with SiSoft SANDRA 2009
Synthetic Benchmarks

We continued our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA 2009, 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 1.733GHz with 8GB of DDR3-1066 RAM running in dual-channel mode.



Processor Arithmetic

 


Multi-Media

 


Memory Bandwidth
 
Physical Disks

We didn't uncover any obvious weak spots with the Clevo X8100, which provided 13.7GB/s of bandwidth (RAM) and a drive index score of 253.29MB/s.
 

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.

 

 

Did we discover an Achilles heel? Not exactly. Cinebench takes 3D content creation to the extreme and is best represented by multiple processor server setups with professional graphics cards, like the Nvidia Quadro and ATI FirePro series. While the above scores appear low -- and they are, compared to beefed up workstations -- they're a bit higher than what you'll achieve with most high end desktops, and certainly any other laptop to come through our labs up to this point. But if CAD design and professional 3D modeling are your thing, you'd be better suited with a workstation specific setup.


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