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Lenovo Erazer X315 Gaming Desktop PC Review

By: Trace Hagan | Gaming Desktop PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Jan 7, 2015 3:17 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Lenovo

3DMark Vantage


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0



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.




In this benchmark, the X315 pulls ahead to the top of our chart, besting the Minion by about 1,000 points with a score of 23,341. As you can see, the X315 is a bit inconsistent with how it scores across benchmarks in comparison with the other systems.



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 shows similar results to Vantage. The X315 scores around 1,000 points ahead of the Minion with a score of 6,228.



3DMark - Cloud Gate


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0



Fire Strike is a new test that is designed for powerful gaming desktops. We have checked the "Extreme" test option to make it that much more torturing on the system. Overall, CPU, and GPU scores are reported.




In Cloud Gate, the gap decreases, and the X315 scores 8,913, just 700 more than the Minion.



Battlefield 4


Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Origin Update


Battlefield 4 is the latest installation in the Battlefield franchise. We benchmark BF4 with a custom 60 second run played in a similar manner each time. Settings are 1280x1024 for the resolution with the "Graphics Quality" set to Low.




As you can see in the chart above, the Minion produces almost 13 FPS more than the X315, despite the X315 theoretically outperforming it. After all, the X315 came out on top in all of the synthetic benchmarks as well as in Crysis 3 below. Repeated testing didn't seem to change the result, and it was a fight to get Battlefield 4 to run in the first place. I can't explain what was wrong or why this anomaly is here.



Crysis 3


Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Origin Update



Crysis 3 is run at 1280x1024 resolution with the graphics specifications set to "Low." No anti-aliasing is used. 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.




As expected, the X315 outperforms the Minion, but just by a bit. We see an average of 3FPS more on the X315. As you can see, Crysis 3 is playable on the X315 at low detail and a fairly low resolution.

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