Origin EVO15-S Review: Thin, Powerful NVIDIA Max-Q Gaming On The Go

Origin EVO15-S: Rise Of The Tomb Raider And Shadow Of Mordor

The Origin EVO15-S shows that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q can hold its own in synthetic benchmarks when pitted against similarly-equipped systems. Now let's have at look at how it performs in actual games, and specifically Rise of the Tomb Raider and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Vengeance
Middle Earth: Shadow of War is a fun and visually stunning game. We tested the Origin machine at a few different settings to see how performance scales and how it compares to some other gaming notebooks.

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EVO15-S Mordor

The Origin EVO15-S and its GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU performed well here, and dropped in right where you'd expect versus some other machines with more powerful GPUs. Also note that all three of the presets we benchmarked in Middle Earth ran into the triple digits, even when at the highest possible settings.

Rise Of The Tomb Raider
DirectX 12 Performance

Rise of the Tomb Raider started as a console port, but the developer updated it with a DirectX 12 code path. It also supports visual effects, like Ambient Occlusion, Depth of Field, Dynamic Foliage, Bloom shaders, Tessellation and more. 
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EVO15-S  Tomb Raider

The performance trend in Rise of the Tomb Raider was very similar to what we saw in Middle Earth. The Origin machine's performance was in-line with expectations and all of the preset graphics settings were able to run into the triple digits.

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