Intel Core i7 Goes Mobile – Core i7-920XM ‘Clarksfield’ CPU Review

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3DMark & PCMark Vantage

3DMark Vantage

3DMark Vantage

3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware. 3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.

The Performance settings were used for testing, so a resolution of 1280×1024 was used.

3DMark Vantage Graph

Results: Here we see a couple of factors affecting the score. The Core 2 Quad and Core i7 mobile processors and the GTX 260 and 280 NVIDIA GeForce GPUs both affect this score.

PCMark Vantage

PCMark Vantage provides you with the correct tools for performance measurement of every type of Personal Computer with Microsoft’s new Microsoft Windows Vista operating system from Office Productivity computers and Gaming Machines to PCs configured for the creative user. With an easy to use interface and clear scoring, you will be able to select exactly the type of tests you want to use and then choose the right upgrade components or complete PC that will fit your needs. This easy-to-use product gives you the same tools and knowledge that virtually every professional tester in the industry uses.

PCMark Vantage Graph

Results: Again, the Clevo Clarksfield system performs roughly 50% better than the Penryn-based ASUS G51Vx. While this is not really an apples to apples comparison, it is interesting to see the sheer power presented with the Core i7-920XM mobile processor.

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