Eurocom Monster 1.0 11.6" Gaming Notebook Review

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Game Tests: Metro 2033, Far Cry 2

Next we fired up some high-end game engines to allow the Monster to stretch its legs with leading-edge game titles and rendering effects at play. Note that throughout our gaming tests, we omitted the 1920x1080 scores because the Monster doesn’t support that resolution.

Metro 2033
DirectX 10 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. We tested the game engine using the Metro 2033 benchmark tool. 



Although the score of 25.89 is close to a couple of the systems that scored near the bottom of our test bank, the Monster failed its first real-world gaming test by delivering less-than-adequate framerates in Metro 2033. In order to see better framerates, users will have to reduce game settings somewhat.

Far Cry 2
DirectX 10 Gaming Performance

Far Cry 2

Like the original, FarCry 2 is one of the more visually impressive games to be released on the PC to date. Courtesy of the Dunia game engine developed by Ubisoft, FarCry 2's game-play is enhanced by advanced environment physics, destructible terrain, high resolution textures, complex shaders, realistic dynamic lighting, and motion-captured animations. We benchmarked the test systems in this article with the FarCry 2 benchmark tool using one of the built-in demo runs recorded in the "Ranch" map. 



The news isn’t all bad for the Monster; the system banged out some nice, high framerates in Far Cry 2, although it stacks up here about as well as it did in Metro 2033 compared to the other systems.
 

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