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Asus G74SX-91013Z 17.3 inch Notebook Review

This doesn’t appear to be a factory fresh install, however most of the software is related to the G74SX and Nvidia 3D drivers.

The system scores highly, held back to 5.9 points by the mechanical hard drive configuration, as expected.

The G74SX features the high specification Intel Core i7 2630QM processor which is clocked at 2.0ghz, with a turbo frequency of 2.9ghz. It has 6 MB of cache and is built around the 32nm manufacturing process. Full information is available here. The Nvidia 560M has 3GB of memory onboard.

Comparison Systems (for specific synthetic test compares):
Dell XPS 14z (featuring Core i7 2640M processor).
AlienWare M18X (featuring Core i7 2960XM Extreme Edition).
MSI CX640 (featuring Core i5 2410M).
Intel Core i5 2500k desktop processor.

Software:
3DMark 11
PCMark 7
Cinebench 11.5 64 bit
FRAPS Professional
Unigine Heaven Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark
HD Tach
Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra 11
Cyberlink MediaEspresso
HQV Benchmark V2
Resident Evil 5
F1 2011
Far Cry 2
Lost Planet 2
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Total War : Shogun 2

Technical Monitoring and Test Equipment:
Asus BluRay Drive
Lacie 730 Monitor (Image Quality testing)
Thermal Diodes
Raytek Laser Temp Gun 3i LSRC/MT4 Mini Temp
Extech digital sound level meter & SkyTronic DSL 2 Digital Sound Level Meter
Kill A Watt Meter
Nikon D3X with R1C1 Kit (4 flashes), Nikon 24-70MM lens.

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