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ASUS S56C Ultrabook Laptop Review - Gaming Performance

By: Trace Hagan | Standard Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Nov 26, 2012 8:31 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ASUS

3DMark Vantage


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0

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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.




Of course, being an Ultrabook, most people won't be purchasing this system to play games on. It's really not designed to do more than some casual gaming, and this test really highlights that fact.


It performs better than the HP Folio 13 thanks to the updated processor. It receives roughly 3,000 more points in the CPU test, and doubles the GPU performance of the HP Folio 13.


Intel really made some progress with the new HD 4000 graphics that are included on the Ivy Bridge CPU, though it still can't compete with the dedicated parts that are present in the other systems we have reviewed.


3DMark 11


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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.


3DMark 11 is not ran on our Ultrabooks due to the demanding graphics of the benchmark.

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