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Asus G72GX RBBX-05 gaming performance review with pics

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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!

Hardware used:
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)
Fraps 3.0.3
HWmonitor 1.15

Games and benchmarks
Devil May Cry4 benchmark
Unreal Tournament 3 benchmark tool
Crysis Warhead bench tool
Borderlands
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010
NFS Shift
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

Idle temps:


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
FPS:Average 51




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




UPDATE:
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




Update 2
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







Conclusion:
AWESOME LAPTOP!!!

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.
Regards, Tim4
Edited by Tim4 - 2/16/10 at 7:46am
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Nice results but it seems that Crysis Warhead still brings systems to their knees, especially laptops. I'd say try 1600x900 at mainstream with 2xAA and that should be playable.
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would be cool if it was possible to run a RE5 benchmark, i think its free if you just want the benchmark itself mate, im debating between the g72gx and the g73 but the g72gx performing this well i suppose would be sufficient
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Downloading now. I'll post back with the benchmarks.
Edited by Tobuk - 2/2/10 at 5:21pm
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Alright... this is overclocked, CPU @ 2.9Ghz. GPU @ 550/950/1375


Resident Evil 5 Benchmark

DirectX 10 - 1600x900, Max settings, 4xAA
Fixed - 38FPS
Variable - 44FPS

DirectX 9 - 1600x900, Max settings, 4xAA
Fixed - 35FPS
Variable - 48FPS
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Originally Posted by Tobuk View Post
Alright... this is overclocked, CPU @ 2.9Ghz. GPU @ 550/950/1375


Resident Evil 5 Benchmark

DirectX 10 - 1600x900, Max settings, 4xAA
Fixed - 38FPS
Variable - 44FPS

DirectX 9 - 1600x900, Max settings, 4xAA
Fixed - 35FPS
Variable - 48FPS

cool, thanks for running that
+rep

now i just need to get that running on a g73 and see if there is a major difference, if not, its g72gx time
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How does it handle the battlefield bad company beta?
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I posted a response in your other thread about it... It doesn't handle it well, but I think it's largely because the beta is, well... a beta. I'm pretty confident that the final release will be more accepting of less powerful systems.

http://www.overclock.net/laptops-not...g-laptops.html
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cool, thanks for running that
+rep

now i just need to get that running on a g73 and see if there is a major difference, if not, its g72gx time
I am sure that G73 will handle these games with difference 15-20% faster. But, price difference almost 700$. You will never notice difference between 60FPS and 30FPS by your eye. You saw that majority of games run smooth. So, is that insensible difference worth 700$? Other question about cooling. They say that G73 cooling system is good. In theory it looks like that. But, I havent seen any temps chrts. You can byu G72 with good cooler and still you will have 600$ to spent. But, anyway it's your decision
Edited by Tim4 - 2/2/10 at 8:37pm
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Originally Posted by Tim4 View Post
I am sure that G73 will handle these games with difference 15-20% faster. But, price difference almost 700$. You will never notice difference between 60FPS and 30FPS by your eye. You saw that majority of games run smooth. So, is that insensible difference worth 700$? Other question about cooling. They say that G73 cooling system is good. In theory it looks like that. But, I havent seen any temps chrts. You can byu G72 with good cooler and still you will have 600$ to spent. But, anyway it's your decision
If it were me, right now, I would buy the G73 over the G72GX.

You get a better i7 CPU, a better GPU, a better LCD (LED 1080p), a Blu-ray drive, better cooling system, and a better chassis (they finally did away with the glossy surfaces, no more fingerprints!)

That to me is very worth $600.

And visually, you might not see anything different between 30 and 60FPS. Some people do. I do, for me 40+ looks the same. 30FPS with some fancy motion blur can look okay, but normal 30FPS starts to look choppy to me.

However, 30FPS does not FEEL nearly as good as 60FPS. It almost any game I've ever played, on any PC, the controls from both the keyboard and mouse do not feel smooth and consistent at 30FPS. It feels almost delayed, or disconnected. At 50+, things feel great. This is true in my experience for BF1942/'Nam/2/BC1/BC2, all Source titles CS/CSS/HL2/L4D1/2/etc., UT2003/2004/3, COD:MW2, etc. etc.

Most, if not all, look fine visually. ALL games to me do not feel right at 30FPS.
Edited by Tobuk - 2/2/10 at 9:14pm
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