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ECS I-Buddie 4 Desknote Review - Benchmarks - Synthetic

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

Synthetic 3D and PC Benchmarks

 

3DMark2001 SE

 

3DMark2001 SE is the latest installment in the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments. Build 330 adds support for video cards that have Vertex Shaders but no Pixel Shaders, such as the SiS Xabre Video card.

 

 

While being slower then the desktop PC, we were surprised to see just how well the I-Buddie scored in this demanding 3D Application.

 

PCMark2002 Pro

 

PCMark2002 is a completely new, multipurpose benchmark, suited for testing all kinds of PCs, from laptops to workstations, as well as across multiple Windows operating systems. This easy-to-use benchmark makes professional strength benchmarking software available even to novice users. PCMark2002 consists of a series of tests that represent common tasks in home and office programs. PCMark2002 also covers many additional areas outside the scope of other MadOnion.com benchmarks.

 

 

PC Mark shows that the onboard video does suck some power out of the system memory when running DDR-266. When pushed to DDR-333, the performance hit is in an acceptable limit.

 

Vulpine GLMark

 

Vulpine GLMark is a Windows based OpenGL benchmark designed to test out the 3D Rendering performance of GeForce video cards

 

 

Running the memory @ DDR-266 levels, the performance can only be described as disappointing. But pushing DDR-333, we see a marked improvement in the results; the 2.7GB/s transfers really pay off.

 

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