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Alienware Area-51 m15x 15.4-inch Gaming Notebook - Benchmarks - PCMark and 3DMark Vantage

We don't need no stinkin' gaming desktop when the Alienware m15x is around.

| Gaming Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Feb 22, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Alienware

Benchmarks

 

When we review some hardware and gaming desktops, we use all sorts of synthetic benchmarks to test every minute aspect of the computers. However, we are coming at our notebook reviews a little differently than the reviews of enthusiast class desktop systems and individual components.

 

We will be using a few synthetic benchmarks to test notebooks, but we will also be performing some real world tests to give an idea of how well the notebook will perform in real world tasks that many notebook users expect their machines to be able to perform. We will be running an iTunes encoding test and a Windows Media Encoder test. The synthetic benchmarks ran on the m15x include PCMark Vantage, 3DMark Vantage and MobileMark 2007.

 

PCMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmark-vantage//

 

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The first benchmark up for the m15x is PCMark Vantage. This is a newer benchmark that is designed to simulate a typical workload of different things that a computer user would likely do with their computer, from watching video to general office productivity tasks. Check the results out by clicking on the below screenshot.

 

Alienware Area-51 m15x 15.4-inch Gaming Notebook

(Click the above image for the large version)

 

3DMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmarkvantage/

 

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The next of the synthetic benchmarks is 3DMark Vantage. This benchmark simulates 3D video games to give an easy to compare score for video gaming performance. The test works both the GPU and the CPU of the notebook. As you can see below, the total score for the m15X was P3286, a great score for a notebook.

 

Alienware Area-51 m15x 15.4-inch Gaming Notebook

(Click the above image for the large version)

 

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