Hi to ALL!!
I was looking around forum and found that many people interested in gaming performance and temperatures of Asus G71/G72 series laptops. So, I decided to put this two together and write this review. Feel free to comment and I'll be glad for some updates from your side.
I have tested 10 games of different genres. Guess, everybody will find something interesting. Let's go!
Asus G72GX RBBX-05
CPU Intel Core2Duo P8700@2.53
NOTE: all test were run at stock CPU speed.
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX260M @Core500 Memory800 Shader 1250.
NOTE: I am using Nvidia System tools profile management. It loads overclocked GPU frequencies(Core550 Memory950 Shader 1375) only during some demanding games(I'll mention them) and then after quitting game it goes back to stock.
RAM 6Gb DDR2
Cooler Enermax Aeoulus CP-001G
Software,OS and drivers
OS Windows 7 Home premiumx64
GPU driver DOX's 195.62 v1.1(thank you Dox)
All other drivers stock(from Asus)
Games and benchmarks
Devil May Cry4 benchmark
Unreal Tournament 3 benchmark tool
Crysis Warhead bench tool
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010
Dragon Age Origins
C&C 3 Kane's wrath
Tom Clancy's EndWar
Street Fighter 4 benchmark
How temperatures were measured
Idle temp was measured. Then each game was played for 20 min(which is enough to reach GPU's max temp) and after each game temps were decreased to idle.(approx 10min). After that next game was lauched again.
Let's look at results
Devil May Cry 4 (Settings HIGH 1600*900 MSSAx2)
Max Temps CPU:46C GPU(stock):80C
Unreal Tournament 3 bench tool (all maxed, AAx6 1440*900 there was no 1600*900 in options) Max temps CPU:50C GPU(overcclocked):79C
CTF-Reflection FPS: 73.56 FPS average
Unreal Tournament 3 bench tool (all maxed, AAx6 1440*900 there was no 1600*900 in options) Max temps CPU:50C GPU(overclocked):79C
DM-Diesel FPS:62.56 FPS average
Crysis Warhead was run at two resolutions at GAMER settings AAx4
1600*900 Max temps CPU:50C GPU(overclocked)84C
FPS average FPS 23
1280*720 Max temps CPU:50C GPU(overclocked)84C
FPS average FPS 25
Borderlands 1600*900 All High AAx2 Max temps CPU:51C GPU(overclocked):85C
FPS: never dropped below 32
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 1600*900 all maxed Max temps CPU:48C GPU(stock):74C
FPS: with Vsync always 60
NFS Shift 1600*900 all maxed AAx2 Max Temps CPU:51 GPU(overclocked):85C
Dragon Age Origins 1600*900 all maxed AAx2 Max Temps CPU:53C GPU(overclocked)84C
FPS: average FPS 40
C&C3 Kanes Wrath 1600*900 all maxed Max Temps CPU:48C GPU(stock):74C
FPS: vsync on always 30
Tom Clancy's EndWar 1600*900 all maxed Max Temps CPU:52C GPU(stock):80C
FPS: average FPS 25
Street Fighter 4 benchmark 1600*900 all high Max Temps CPU:50C GPU(stock):80C
another 3 games
DIRT 2 1600*900 all high Temp max CPU:51C GPU(overclocked) 85C
FPS: average 38FPS smooth
Majesty 2 1600*900 all maxed Temp max: CPU:51C GPU(stock):79C
FPS: average FPS 60
Latest from CAPCOM DARK VOID 1600*900 all high Max temp CPU:51C GPU(stock):81C
FPS: Average FPS(vsync) 59
I've noticed that there were many questions about Mass Effect 2 performance on this laptop. So, here it is.
Mass Effect 2 1600*900 all high Max temp CPU:52C GPU(stock):85C
FPS: Anerage FPS: 45
Bioshock 2 1600*900 All high Max temps CPU:51C GPU(stock):84C
Average FPS: 39FPS
Hope This review was helpfull for those who are deciding what gaming laptop should they pick up and for those who are interested how games will run on their laptops. I'll be glad to see your comments and updates for this thread.
Edited by Tim4 - 2/16/10 at 7:46am