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Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1: 3DMark Cloud Gate & Sky Diver And GRID

Futuremark’s well-known 3DMark benchmark suite features tests that target different types of computing devices. We opted for the Cloud Gate and Sky Diver tests, for which we have plenty of comparison data, but also as light-duty 3D graphics and gaming benchmarks that are well-suited to thin and light laptops. Sky Diver is a bit more strenuous, but still well within the limits of our test group.

Gaming And Graphics Benchmarks

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In Cloud Gate, our Latitude 7390 2-in-1 brings up the rear for 8th Gen Intel contenders. This makes sense as the CPU side struggles to contend with the raw frame rates produced in this lighter benchmark.

To complete this picture, we turn to the Sky Diver results which moves the Latitude 7390 up a few spots as the CPU is in general less-stressed, so it can turn out higher clock speeds on demand to smooth performance. It isn’t enough to reign in the likes of the XPS 13 or ThinkPad X1 Carbon, but there is at least less of a performance delta.

GRID Autosport Benchmark

GRID Autosport is a cross-platform racing simulation developed by Codemasters. After the luke-warm reception of GRID 2, due to its less than realistic racing model, the Codemasters team set out to improve GRID Autosport's handling and environment rendering to make it feel like more of a true racing simulator. The game is based on Codemasters' EGO engine that has an amped-up physics and damage system that adds to the immersion and realism Codemasters also tuned its graphics engine to perform well over a wide variety of mainstream systems, so it makes for a good watermark in a medium-duty graphics workload. It also actually happens to be billed as "optimized for integrated Intel HD Graphics."

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GRID’s graphical intensity works in the Latitude’s favor as we saw in Sky Diver. Unfortunately, we wouldn’t exactly call 25.5 fps too playable for a high-speed racing game. Still, a result like this can be extrapolated to imply that mixed workloads shouldn’t be as much of a concern as the strict synthetic CPU tests might lead us to believe.

As always though, ultrabook performance only matters for as long as the battery lasts, so let’s check out some battery benchmarks…

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