- External Impressions
- Display and Keyboard Impressions
- Internal Impressions
- Testing Methodology and Benchmarks
- Futuremark Benchmarks
- Rise of the Tomb Raider Benchmark
- Hitman Benchmark
- DOOM Benchmark
- Storage Testing
- Online Purchase Links
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Physx is switched to CPU so that it won’t influence any performance benchmarks. Intel’s turbo and power saving options are enabled so that benchmarks can reflect the real-time cooling. Nvidia WHQL 368.64 drivers. Due to the limitation of the primary storage drive, I had to benchmark Steam games one at a time. A very frustrating process. All the more reason primary drives should at least be 240 GB with a 480GB option. Almost tests are done by running on the LiteOn SSD. Secondary storage tests are not done as the 1TB WD SLIM drive was evaluated a long time ago. For those who wish to read the full written review of the secondary storage drive, can do so over here. LiteOn’s storage performance is benchmarked using PCMark 8 storage test and AS SSD.
The following benchmarks were used:
3DMark Benchmarks: Sky Diver, Fire Strike, Fire Strike Extreme, Fire Strike Ultra tests
PCMark 8 Benchmarks: Creative, Home, Work, primary and secondary storage testing
- Rise of the Tomb Raider DX 11 and DX 12 with 3 presets each
- Hitman (2016) DX 11 and DX 12 with 3 presets each
- DOOM OpenGL 4.5 with 3 presets each
Primary Storage Benchmark-
AIDA64 access test was not done for the primary drive as the notebooks need to use it as a secondary drive to run the write access tests and it will clear all the data and un-allocate it by doing so. AS SSD benchmark does have access tests in it so it should give a good idea. PCMark 8’s primary storage test will also give a good idea with near real-world tests as well.
I will be comparing the game benchmarks with the desktop variant GTX 1060 Founders Edition. While it may not be fair to compare an older gen notebook graphics performance with the current generation variant, at least we would have a reference to see where the performance stands. Another reason why this is compared with GTX 1060 is because the benchmarks were done with the same 368.64 WHQL drivers. Windows 10 Home 64-bit is installed by default and has been updated at the time of running the benchmarks (05.08.2016).