3DMark is an essential tool used by millions of gamers, hundreds of hardware review sites and many of the world’s leading manufacturers to measure PC gaming performance. Futuremark say “Use it to test your PC’s limits and measure the impact of overclocking and tweaking your system. Search our massive results database and see how your PC compares or just admire the graphics and wonder why all PC games don’t look this good. To get more out of your PC, put 3DMark in your PC.”
We used 3DMark’s ‘Fire Strike’ benchmark, which is designed to test the performance of gaming systems. We opted for the Normal setting, NOT the Extreme mode.
The overall score of 6,100 is very respectable. It’s ahead of the Asus ROG G750JZ with its GTX 880M, although the MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro G is way out in front, thanks to its GTX980M graphics. The slight worry is that the MSI GS40 has the same graphics and processor, but is 9 per cent faster. The next benchmark might have an explanation.