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Sony VAIO VPCZ125GX 13.1-inch Notebook - Performance - PCMark Vantage, CINEBENCH and Super Pi

Sony offers up an expensive ultraportable for business users with astounding battery life. But is it worth the money? Read on to find out!

| Standard Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Sep 10, 2010 2:40 am
TweakTown Rating: 97%      Manufacturer: Sony

PCMark Vantage 64-bit

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Nov 2007 Hotfix

 

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

 

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

 

Buy It Here

 

 

PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista PC from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and high-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. PCMark Vantage is easy enough for even the most casual enthusiast to use yet supports in-depth, professional industry grade testing.

 

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The VAIO beat the only other machine I have run through this benchmark so far by almost 5,000 points on this. I expect the VAIO to be the machine to beat in the ultraportable category moving forward.

 


CINEBENCH R11.5 64-bit

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Release 11.5

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.maxon.net/

 

CINEBENCH is a real-world test suite that assesses your computer's performance capabilities. MAXON CINEBENCH is based on MAXON's award-winning animation software, CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more.

 

MAXON CINEBENCH runs several tests on your computer to measure the performance of the main processor and the graphics card under real world circumstances. The benchmark application makes use of up to 16 CPUs or CPU cores and is available for Windows (32-bit and 64-Bit) and Macintosh (PPC and Intel-based).

 

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CINEBENCH is another of the new benchmarks in my test regime and the VAIO stomped a hole into the Asus Eee 1215N in this test. The Core i5 CPU in the VAIO is powerful.

 


Super Pi

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.5 Mod XS

 

Developer Homepage: http://pw1.netcom.com/~hjsmith/Pi/Super_Pi.html

 

Product Homepage: http://pw1.netcom.com/~hjsmith/Pi/Super_Pi.html

 

 

Developed by some folks from the University of Tokyo (yes, Japan), Super PI is a small utility that does just as the name implies. It figures PI to a set number of decimal places. Since PI is an infinite number to the right of the decimal point, the utility measures the time it takes to figure a set number of places. It runs the calculations a set number of times and gives a time for the completion of the task. This is a simple and effective way to measure the raw number crunching power of the processor being used to compile the results.

 

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Comparing the VAIO to the Eee 1215N is hardly fair, but at this point with the new benchmark that is the only comparison we have.

 

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