Toshiba Satellite X205 SLI4 Gaming Notebook

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Futuremark PCMark Vantage Wrap-Up

 Futuremark PCMark Vantage
 Gaming and Overall

Courtesy, Futuremark:  "Gaming is one of the most popular forms of entertainment for all ages. Today’s games demand high performance graphics cards and CPUs to avoid delays and sluggish performance while playing. Loading screens in games are yesterday’s news. Streaming data from an HDD in games – such as Alan Wake™ – allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action. CPUs with many cores give a performance advantage to gamers in real-time strategy and massively multiplayer games. Gaming Suite includes the following tests: "

Gaming 1 - GPU game test
Gaming 2 - HDD: game HDD
Gaming 3 - Two simultaneous threads, CPU game test, Data decompression: level loading
Gaming 4 - Three simultaneous threads, GPU game test, CPU game test, HDD: game HDD

This is a test where the graphics card is a major factor with each configuration.  The C90S was the slowest of the three laptops tested, with its single GeForce 8600M GT GPU.  When comparing the Satellite X205-SLi4 to the Dell XPS M1730, both with SLI enabled, we were impressed with the results.  The Satellite X205-SLi4 was just a step behind the XPS system, trailing by 62 points.

The overall PCMark Vantage score is a weighted average of all of the modules in the Vantage suite calculated in total "PCMarks".  Here are the results:

When taking in the complete performance picture into consideration, the Satellite X205-SLi4 was within 231 points of the ASUS C90S which sports a 500MHz CPU advantage while trailing the Dell XPS M1730 by nearly 1000 points, which was expected.

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