Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Review: AMD Fusion Infused

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Futuremark 3DMark 06 / 11 and PCMark Vantage



 
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Covering the bases
 Lenovo ThinkPad X120e

AMD E-350 Zacate (Fusion)
(1.6GHz)

4GB DDR3

AMD Radeon HD
6310M Graphics

On-Board Wi-Fi
On-Board Audio

1x320GB Hard Drive         
7200 RPM SATA

Windows 7
 Professional (64-bit)

11.6" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)
Lenovo ThinkPad X100e

AMD Athlon Neo (MV-40)
(1.66GHz)

2GB DDR2

Radeon HD 3200 IGP

On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

1x250GB Hard Drive          
5400 RPM SATA

Windows 7
Professional (32-bit)

11.6" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)
HP Mini 311

Intel Atom N270
(1.6GHz)

2GB DDR2

NVIDIA Ion GPU
(Based on 9400M)


On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

1x250GB Hard Drive          
5400 RPM SATA


Windows 7 Home
Premium (32-bit)

11.6" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)
Asus Eee PC 1201N

I
ntel Atom 330
(1.6GHz)

2GB DDR2

NVIDIA Ion GPU
(Based on 9400M)

On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

1x250GB Hard Drive          
5400 RPM SATA

Windows 7 Home
Premium SP1 (32-bit)

12.1" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)



 Performance Comparisons with 3DMark06
 Details: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

The Futuremark 3DMark06 CPU benchmark consists of tests that use the CPU to render 3D scenes, rather than the GPU. It runs several threads simultaneously and is designed to utilize multiple processor cores.



Take note of the X120e compared to last year's X100e. Night and day difference. In fact, in these 3DMark 06 scores, the X120e basically doubles the scores put up by the X100e last year. And we felt that the X100e was a very, very solid machine for the money in its day. These results are really impressive, as you see the Fusion APU even beating NVIDIA's Ion when paired with an Intel Atom.


  Lenovo ThinkPad X120e 3DMark 06 Score

Now that Futuremark's 3DMark 11 is out, we're just starting to test our review machines with that build as well. Eventually that'll become the standard benchmarking program, but for now, we're including both since there isn't a vast library of test results in 3DMark 11 yet to use for comparison. Below, you'll find the full 3DMark 11 benchmark report for the X120e.


Lenovo ThinkPad X120e 3DMark 11 Score


 Performance Comparisons with Futuremark PCMark Vantage
 Details: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmarkvantage/introduction/

We ran the system through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric PCMark Vantage as well. This benchmark suite creates a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads including High Definition video and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity. We like the fact that most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, in order to exploit the additional resources offered by multi-core processors.


Yet again, this is a great example of how the Zacate E-350 APU is much more powerful than the Neo before it, and definitely more powerful than an Atom + ION combo. These numbers are proof that AMD really cranked up the performance on Fusion, and you can definitely feel it in real-world use.



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