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ECS Excel G550 Mobile Pentium 4 Notebook Review - Benchmarks - Direct3D

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!

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

Real World Direct3D

 

Comanche 4

 

Comanche 4 is a helicopter flying game using the DirectX 8.1 graphics interface. It is used to test the memory and 3D subsystems of a motherboard and video processor. Any weaknesses will show up on this baby.

 

 

Comanche 4 shows the biggest gap between the I-Buddie and the G550.

 

Aquanox

 

Aquanox is one of the latest installments to 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 shows little difference between the two notebooks.

 

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 final test, G550 wins the DroneZmark finale.

 

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