Origin PC EON15-S Review: A Svelte, Sensibly-Priced Gaming Laptop

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Origin PC EON15-S: ATTO Disk, Sunspider And Cinebench Performance

We change very few settings before testing in an effort to ensure that the laptop performs at the same level for us that it will for readers who buy it. That said, many factors affect performance, so benchmark comparisons between notebooks and laptops are a guide rather than a guarantee. We kicked off our performance benchmarks with several well-known tests, including the hard drive-specific ATTO Disk Benchmark, the JavaScript browser benchmark Sunspider, and the CPU/GPU tests in Cinebench.

ATTO Disk Benchmark
Peak Sequential Storage Throughput

The ATTO Disk benchmark gives us a look at how the SSD inside the Origin PC EON15-S performs. The 250GB Samsung 960 Pro Evo SSD is a peppy drive that taps in the PCIe bus for much faster performance than SATA 6Gbps SSDs can offer. We use the default settings in ATTO, which tests different file transfer sizes ranging from 0.5KB to 8MB with a queue depth of 10.

Origin PC EON15-S ATTO

Based on our experience with Samsung's 960 EVO line, we were expecting some big numbers here and the EON15-S delivered them. The SSD inside hit a top write speed exceeding 1.4GB/s while doubling up on read performance at over 3GB/s. You just can't pull those kinds of numbers from a SATA SSD, the fastest of which tops out around 580MB/s, a fraction of the speed of this drive.

SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark
JavaScript Processing Performance

Next up, we have some numbers from the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark. According to the SunSpider website:

This benchmark tests the core JavaScript language only, not the DOM or other browser APIs. It is designed to compare different versions of the same browser, and different browsers to each other. Unlike many widely available JavaScript benchmarks, this test is real-world, balanced and statistically sound.
We should note that this is more of a platform test, in that different browser versions, associated with different OS types can and do affect scores. However, among the Windows 10-powered machines here, all things are relatively equal.

Origin PC EON15-S Sunspider

While not a first place finish, the EON15-S was not far from pole position in SunSpider. Its 73ms run puts it among the best scoring systems in this group.

Cinebench R11.5
3D Rendering On The CPU And GPU

Cinebench is developed by Maxon, which is better known for its Cinema 4D software. We use both of Cinebench’s tests. The CPU test uses thousands of objects to stress the processor, while the GPU test puts your system’s graphics chip to work with a short, animated 3D scene involving a car chase. The CPU test is measured in points, while the GPU test is measured by the framerate. In both tests, higher numbers are better.

Origin PC EON15-S Cinebench

Though the EON15-S is not an expensive gaming laptop, that does not mean it is a straggler when it comes to performance. Proving otherwise is its Cinebench run where the EON15-S came in second place in the OpenGL test, even managing to best some systems with a GeForce GTX 1060 inside.

When switching focus to the CPU portion of Cinebench, the EON15-S led the pack. That is not surprising—the Core i7-7700HQ is the fastest processor of the bunch. There are two other gaming laptops in this comparison that feature the CPU, and the EON15-S posted slightly better scores than both of them.

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