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GIGABYTE P25W Gaming Laptop Review - Gaming Performance

GIGABYTE P25W Gaming Laptop Review

We take a look GIGABYTE's newly refreshed P25W gaming notebook. This system features a similar design to the P2542G, but features new hardware.

| Gaming Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Oct 14, 2013 8:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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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The GIGABYTE P25W came in third place, just behind the ASUS G750, with a score of 19607. The Eon 17-S still holds the record with a score of 25543.

 

Looking at the individual scores, the P25W managed to produce a third place GPU score of 18842 and a fifth place CPU score of 22325. Both of these scores are impressive and show that this system is a capable gaming machine.

 

 

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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Due to our updating of the 3DMark 11 benchmark, previous scores have been archived.

 

All three of the systems that we have ran through the updated 3DMark 11 benchmark have scored nearly identical. The P25W produced a score of 5194, just five marks behind the leader. Individual scores are also nearly identical between the G750 and the P25W, proving the P25W can hang with larger 17-inch machines.

 

 

3DMark - Cloud Gate Test

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0

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

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/3dmark

 

 

Cloud Gate is a new test that is designed for Windows notebooks and typical home PCs. Cloud Gate includes two graphics tests and a physics test. Cloud Gate uses a DirectX 11 engine limited to Direct3D feature level 10 making it suitable for testing DirectX 10 compatible hardware. Cloud Gate will only be available in the Windows editions of 3DMark initially.

 

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The P25W managed to come in second place, barely edging the ASUS G750 out with a score of 14863. Looking at the individual scores, the P25W still comes in second place with a GPU score of 23643 and CPU score of 6463.

 

 

Battlefield 3

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.dice.se/

Product Homepage: http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield3

 

 

Battlefield 3 is one of the most requested benchmarks, so we have finally added it. Frame rates are recorded for 60 seconds starting in the first part of campaign when the character picks up the gun and is played through until just after the train explodes. The game is played three times in that manner with the results being averaged together and reported.

 

Settings are 1920x1080 for the resolution with the "Graphics Quality" set to Ultra.

 

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The P25W came in fourth place, behind three larger 17-inch machines. It produced an average of 41 FPS, though the minimum was 25 FPS, just below the 30 FPS mark. However, playability did not see any impact.

 

 

Crysis 3

 

Developer Homepage: http://crytek.com/

Product Homepage: http://www.crysis.com/us/crysis-3

 

 

Crysis 3 is run at 1920 x 1080 resolution with the graphics specifications set to "Very High." No anti-aliasing is used. See picture above for full details. The test is ran three times due to higher variability than the other benchmarks. FRAPS is used to record 60 seconds worth of FPS data and recording starts at the start of the campaign and finishes most of the way up the tower. The game is played in a similar manner each time.

 

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To play Crysis 3 on the P25W, you'll need to turn down a couple of settings. It managed to produce an average of 20.9 FPS, with a minimum of 16 FPS, which did hamper playability.

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