This system, being based around a Mobility HD5870 discrete graphics solution is going to be very capable at gaming, but we also want to focus on other areas of potential strength for the laptop. We will focus on media playback, photoshop and rendering to see if it could be used as a full time desktop replacement.
Digital Sound Level Noise Decibel Meter Style 2
Raytek Laser Temp Gun 3i LSRC/MT4 Mini Temp
Extech power analyser
Windows 7 64bit – all latest patches/updates
Catalyst 10.8 Driver
Valve’s Steam Platform
3D Studio Max
KitGuru Photoshop Benchmark V1(4)
Resident Evil 5
Batman Arkham Asylum
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Colin McRae Dirt 2
Grand Theft Auto 4 EFLC
Tom Clancy H.A.W.X.
Left 4 Dead 2
Far Cry 2
All the latest bios updates and drivers are used during testing. We perform under real world conditions, meaning KitGuru test all games across five closely matched runs and average out the results to get an accurate median figure.
Our minimum frame rate game graphs have three main zones. These are sampled over a specific 30 interval period of time and then mapped into a chart. These are handy reference guides to detail worst case performance of the product being reviewed.
Over 30fps is the zone most people want at all times, this means perfectly smooth frame rates with no hitching.
Between 30fps and 25fps is the KitGuru ‘Playable’ zone, although some people might notice occasional stuttering in specific scenes.
Under 25fps is classed as the KitGuru ‘Danger Zone’ which means that the game experience will be less than impressive. Settings and/or resolution would need lowered to help smooth out the frame rate.