Gaming on the EON17-X - flying through frames
This is why you buy this laptop. For over the top gaming performance while traveling. This is why this exists, to make modern games playable at and above 60FPS with all the eye-candy turned on. And this is also where it does very well. Some games are slightly CPU limited, some are not, and with the mobile-spec GTX 980M, we might see that it's the actual limiting factor. This was a concern going in, but it doesn't mean that any games are unplayable, just a little lower than their other high-end beast that does happen to cram in the desktop-specced GTX 980 into the chassis.
Despite being only a 1080p screen, it's more than sufficient for most games, and even lets you turn on AA to keep things looking clean. If you want a bit more sharpness, you can render it at 1440p or even 2160p internally and downsample. Or you could just output to a 4K monitor elsewhere too. But that's not always an option. Gaming at 1080p is simply a joy, magnified by the NVIDIA G-Sync-supported screen. It's simply easy to get massive framerates with this combination. It's also an interesting expose into what's limited by the GPU because the CPU can reach its top boost speed without issue while gaming.
To test, we'll put it through its paces in the typical benchmarking suite we use here at TweakTown as well as a larger compilation of games that include a number of different types, and ages, of games that you might play but rarely see actually benchmarked. For those, the settings were set as high as possible in-game, unless otherwise noted. AA of all types was turned off in all games within the compilation to keep it in line with our testing methodology that we use here.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, and Availability & Price]
- Page 2 [Specs, Configurations Available, and Warranty & Support]
- Page 3 [Detailed Look, Outputs & Connectivity]
- Page 4 [Display, Keyboard, and Trackpad]
- Page 5 [Speakers and Sound]
- Page 6 [Everyday Use]
- Page 7 [Gaming Use at 1080p]
- Page 8 [Gaming Use - VR]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks – CPU & RAM]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks – Internal Storage & External Storage]
- Page 11 [Power Consumption & Battery Life]
- Page 12 [Thermal & Sound Testing]
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