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ECS I-Buddie 4 Desknote Review - Benchmarks - D3D

Many of us know ECS as a Taiwanese company specializing in OEM based computer products. Recently though they've partly branched away from this sector and started to recognize the Overclocker as a valuable segment of the market. One of the new products that is helping the company in this endeavor is their new innovative ECS I-Buddie 4 Desknote desktop replacement PC. Simply put, it's a cost effective notebook based on PC desktop technology. Follow Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes us on an in-depth discovery of this little gem from ECS!

| Standard Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Oct 19, 2002 4:00 am

Real-World Direct3D Benchmarks

 

Max Payne

 

Max Payne is a new generation DirectX 7/8 game. This game is based on Hardware T&L advancements as well as many other features of the Intel Pentium 4 and Athlon XP.

 

 

Max Payne was a definite to avoid on the I-Buddie, it was unplayable even @ DDR-333. This was of no surprise to us.

 

Aquanox

 

Aquanox is the latest installment of our benchmark software. This game is based heavily on DirectX 8 and 8.1 advancements and is designed to stress video cards to their ultimate limit, in all the best D3D benchmark to date.

 

Aquanox did not want to run on our desktop or I-Buddie, clearly the 315 drivers have an issue here that needs addressing.

 

DroneZmark

 

DroneZmark is based on the popular DroneZ game engine. DroneZmark incorporates a looping demo and execution engine to test your system performance.

 

 

In the last of the tests, DroneZmark was able to score a pretty good rate for such a configuration layout.

 

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