Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Ultralight Laptop Review

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Enemy Territory: Quake Wars


Performance with Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Gaming Performance 

To touch on gaming performance, we chose an older game that wouldn't stress a modern, low power system:  Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. We then ran a custom pre-recorded demo on each system at a resolution of 1280x720. The resulting performance achieved is indicated in frames per second in the graph below.





We aren't talking much about gaming this time out; the X1 isn't really aimed at the gaming market. The graph above shows just how weak Intel's original 45nm CPU+GPU (Clarkdale, Arrandale) really was—the AMD Zacate system is 2.25 times faster despite a much weaker CPU.

The X1 in turn, is 24% faster than the ThinkPad X120e. The GPU isn't fast enough for more than light gaming, but it should have no trouble with classic titles and of course just about any high def video content you can throw at it.

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