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iBUYPOWER Valkyrie CZ-17 Gaming Laptop Review - Gaming Performance

We take a look at iBUYPOWER's Valkyrie CZ-17 gaming notebook, a portable powerhouse with a reasonable price tag.

| Gaming Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Sep 14, 2012 2:42 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: iBUYPOWER

3DMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0

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

Product Homepage: http://www.3dmark.com/3dmarkvantage

 

 

3DMark Vantage tests both processor and graphics performance and is a good indication of how systems compare. The results are generally more repeatable and consistent than other forms of benchmarking. Vantage uses DirectX 10 and can handle multi-core CPUs.

 

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It would be nice to have other gaming laptops to compare this system to, but since we've just started back into reviewing laptops here at TweakTown, we're still working on building our base of systems. That said the numbers are still interpretable.

 

An overall score of 14608 on the Performance Preset of 3DMark Vantage is respectable. The iBUYPOWER Valkyrie should be able to handle nearly every modern game at reasonable detail settings and provide a good rate of frames per second for a fairly solid gaming experience.

 

Keep in mind that the GTX 675M is a rebranded GTX 580M, which used to be the mobile card at the top of the heap in terms of performance.

 

 

3DMark 11

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1.0

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

Product Homepage: http://www.3dmark.com/3dmark11

 

 

3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark. Designed to measure your PC's gaming performance 3DMark 11 makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark 11 is the best way to consistently and reliably test DirectX 11 under game-like loads.

 

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An overall score of 3525 on 3DMark 11 Performance preset from a laptop is very respectable, especially keeping in mind the price tag of the system. The only real way to beat this score is to throw the GTX 680M upgrade in or to employ SLI or Crossfire.

 

Again, this score shows that the system should have no trouble playing modern day games with a good level of detail and a reasonable rate of FPS.

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