Lenovo IdeaCentre Erazer X700 Gaming PC Review

SiSoft SANDRA and Cinebench

We continued our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. We ran four of the built-in subsystem tests (CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, Physical Disks). We then tested the system with Cinebench, a content creation performance benchmark.

Synthetic Benchmarks
 SiSoft SANDRA has a variety of tests that stress specific components or simulate certain tasks. We put the Falcon Northwest Tiki through the CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, and Physical Disks tests.

Here we see the Erazer X700 manage to move up a few spots, at least in terms of multimedia performance. The scores are all very close among similarly equipped systems, which tells us there's no real cause for concern in terms of wonky drivers or flaky hardware.

This graph is arranged in order of best (top) to worst (bottom) storage performance, and specifically read performance (MB/s). The Samsung mSATA 128GB solid state drive in the Erazer X700 scored a high average of 476.37MB/s after several runs, though its performance in this and other drive benchmarks showed a tendency to spike downwards every once in awhile. This could be due to background tasks interfering with the drive, or the drive itself.

In terms of memory performance, the Erazer X700 posted a solid score of 27.56GB/s, the second fastest among the bunch. That's a sweet sight since it's not in quad-channel mode, though it's still able to outpace dual-channel configurations.

Cinebench R11.5 64-bit
Content Creation Performance
Maxon Cinebench
Based on Maxon Cinema 4D software, this test uses a 3D scene and polygon and texture manipulation to assess GPU and CPU performance.

We like to use Cinebench mainly because we have a large repository of scores to compare systems with. It should be noted, however, that this is a burly benchmark geared towards professional content creation, so a low score isn't real concerning here. Lenovo's numbers are right where they should be for this system's Sandy Bridge-E processor.

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