Recognizing that the Qosmio X305-Q725 is definitely targeted towards gamers, our benchmarking wouldn’t be complete without a few scores from some of today’s popular games. On the next few pages, we'll focus on a few gaming specific benchmarks, starting with the remaining 3DMark06 modules.
||3DMark06 is a hard-core, forward-looking 3D rending benchmark that pushes a system and its GPUs to the limits. The test includes Shader Model 2.0, Shader Model 3.0, and HDR tests. To push the system, scenes are rendered with very high geometric detail and shader complexity, and with extensive use of lighting and soft shadows. The maximum shader length 3DMark06 supports is 512 instructions. The 3DMark06 Overall Score is a weighted average based on the SM 2.0 and HDR / SM3.0, and CPU scores.|
The Qosmio X305-Q725 beat the competition in the overall 3DMark06 test with a score of 9,586 3DMarks. The notebook’s quad core processor and 9800 GTX graphics card contribute to this score, as one might expect, since real-world 3D game play is influenced by these two components.
In terms of the Shader Model 2.0 and Shader Model 3.0 tests, the Qosmio X305-Q725 trumped the ASUS C90S, but only beat the Dell XPS M1730 by a small margin. Considering the Dell XPS M1730 is running in SLI, these close scores aren’t too surprising.
For another perspective on how the Qosmio X305-Q725 stacks up, we’ll look at a few real-world gaming tests next.