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Smooth Creations Smoothbook DR Notebook - Test System Setup and 3DMark06

Looking for a notebook in the desktop replacement category? Check out the beast that is the Smoothbook DR inside.

By: | Standard Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Nov 6, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Smooth Creations

TweakTown Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3GHz (333MHz x 9)


Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE X48-DQ6 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Memory: 2 X 1GB Kingston PC6400 DDR-2 3-3-3-10 (KHX6400D2ULK2/2G) (Supplied by Kingston)


Hard Disk(s): Seagate 250GB 7200RPM SATA-2 7200.10 (Supplied by Seagate)


Graphics Card(s): Diamond HD 4870 XOC Black Edition


Smooth Creations Asylum Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 @ 3GHz


Motherboard(s): Foxconn P45-A


Memory: 2 X 2GB G.Skill MQ 6-6-6-18


Hard Disk(s): Western Digital Raptor 150GB


Graphics Card(s): Diamond HD 4870 XOC Black Edition


Smooth Creations Smoothbook DR Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz


Memory: 2 X 2GB Crucial So Dim 800MHz


Hard Disk(s): 2x 64GB G.Skill SSD in Raid 0


Graphics Card(s): 2x 8800M GTX


Operating System: Windows Vista SP1


Drivers: Catalyst 8.9 / ForceWare 175.32


The Smooth Creations notebook wasn't going to get off lightly today with it being placed against two very impressive setups, the first is our current testbed, the other the very impressive Smooth Creations Asylum PC. Both systems back a HD 4870 and an impressive lineup of specifications.




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Smooth Creations Smoothbook DR Notebook


Across the resolution board we can see that our testbed and the Smoothbook DR sit very close to each other. Both manage to take the lead at one point or another.


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