Eurocom Monster 1.0 11.6" Gaming Notebook Review

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Game Tests: Lost Planet 2, Just Cause 2

Lost Planet 2
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Lost Planet 2
Lost Planet 2 is a third person shooter developed by Capcom. It is the sequel to Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, and takes place ten years after the events of the first game. The plot begins with Mercenaries fighting against Jungle Pirates, while featuring major boss battles, extreme terrain, and the ability to pilot mechanized armor suits. We tested the game engine using the stand alone benchmark tool.  

As you can see, Lost Planet 2 is tough on systems, so even though 26.2 isn’t a great score, it’s not bad compared to the rest of the field. The only systems that really blow it out of the water are packing powerful GPUs and in some cases are running in SLI or CrossFire configurations.

Just Cause 2
DX10 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.

The Monster’s Just Cause 2 score is solid, putting it close to the Alienware M18x running a GTX 580M GPU; in any case, 98.7 is more than adequate for high framerate gaming.

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