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ECS Excel G550 Mobile Pentium 4 Notebook Review - Benchmarks - Synthetic 3D and PC Benchmarks

It used to be that the only way one had a chance at owning a notebook computer was to have a corporation buy it for you to use while working. The cost involved with this type of purchase was just too high for the average end user. But lately, things have been changing. Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes you on a tour of the ECS Excel G550 Mobile Pentium4 Notebook. It is time to see what these recently affordable systems are capable of!

By: | Standard Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Jun 26, 2003 4:00 am

Synthetic 3D and PC


3DMark2001SE Build 330


3DMark2001SE is by far not the latest 3DMark installment from Futuremark. Combining DirectX 8.1 support with some of the best synthetic game systems, 3DMark2001SE gives a good indication for systems that are not able to run the latest DirectX 9 API.



It may seem strange to use 3DMark2001SE after using 3DMark03 for some time. Simply because 3DMark03 is a DirectX 9 based system SiS 315 drivers are only designed for DirectX 8.1 and are unable to run 3DMark03. Here we see the Excel G550 take the lead over the I-Buddie 4.


PCMark2002 Pro


PCMark2002 is a completely new, multipurpose benchmark, suited for benchmarking 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 benchmarks



PCMark2002 shows CPU marks constant across the board. Memory marks shows the Excel G550 taking the lead over the I-Buddie and coming close to the Desktop system.


Vulpine GLMark 1.1p


Vulpine GL mark is a Windows based OpenGL API designed to stress the OpenGL systems of a 3D Accelerator. Patch 1.1p adds in support for ATI Radeon 9800's fast 256-bit memory interface optimizations and early support for the nVidia GeForce FX.



Vulpine gives equal scores to both notebook platforms.


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