Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 Windows 8 All-In-One

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Next, we ran the Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 through a few gaming tests to see how it would fare.

Lost Planet 2
DX9 Gaming Performance
A follow-up to Capcom’s Lost Planet : Extreme Condition, Lost Planet 2 is a third person shooter that takes place again on E.D.N. III ten years after the story line of the first title. We used the Test B option built into the benchmark tool and with all graphics options set to their High Quality values. In 'TEST 1', we set everything to High, turned Motion Blur on, and ran 4xAA. In 'TEST 2', we dropped the settings to Low, turned Motion Blur off, and disabled AA.

Being a DX11 title, we weren’t expecting the Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 to do too much in the Lost Planet 2 benchmark, and indeed, with high settings the system was a mile away from playable framerates. With everything dialed down, though, our system did well even at its native resolution of 1920x1080.

Gaming Performance
The jokes about Crysis’ exacting demands are old (but still good, when applied sparingly and with sharp comedic timing), but in fact it’s an aging title, so we expect most systems to be able to handle the game’s benchmark. In 'TEST 1', we set everything to High and ran 4xAA. In 'TEST 2', we dropped the settings to Low and disabled AA.

As expected, the IdeaCentre A720 breezed through Crysis with the settings on low and no AA, but it completely choked on the higher settings.

Alien vs. Predator
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
The Aliens vs Predator benchmark makes use of the advanced Tessellation, screen space ambient occlusion and high-quality shadow features, available with DirectX 11. We kept things low-key in this benchmark run, dialing down the settings to Low and comparing 4xAA to 0xAA.

You can forget about playing AvP on this all-in-one, unless you’re happy dialing down the settings and gaming at a lower resolution. This title is fairly robust, so we weren’t expecting much, but it shows where this system stands in terms of more demanding game titles.

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