These numbers are...weird to say the least, my Core 2 Duo E6700 (Dual Core, 2.66Ghz) is the slower CPU overall yet limited a HD7950 (Desktop) far less when I had to use it while my Z77 board was being RMAed...I was even able to play BF3 on maximum settings going between 20-30fps, yet I'm supposed to believe it runs MW about as well? Yeah right.
I run GW2, Tera and all games on Ultra. Make sure to set High Performance in catacyst to switch to discrete card correctly as AMD swap between cards and or down clock processor if not set properly in order to save power.
most FPS shown above are wrong, games are playable.
Its important to look at the whole picture here. 1080p is the most important resolution but if all notebooks are getting less than 30 fps then we need to look at the 720p benchmarks. Unfortunately while the gx60 is similar to the i7 in many games at 1080p the game is frankely unplayable and it shows no improvement in fps vs 720p in some games.
If they were to improve the APU a bit more, playing hardcore games at Full HD with ultra settings, it should have beaten i7 Quad Cores as it performs more stable than i7 (only a significant drop of frame rates) even though the fps is still quite very low. Looking forward to see AMD pushing Bulldozer on gaming notebooks!
I bought one without the super-raid (twin mSATA). $1200 and I got it customized with 16GB RAM (DDR3-1600), 500GB HDD, ICDiamond thermal paste, and a Killer 1202 wifi with bluetooth. All that remains is to pick up a 240GB Neutron GTX by Corsair.
Don't hate on it for not playing high frames at lower resolution, you make it seem like it doesn't come with a 1080p screen. Why would you set it to run lower. And Far Cry 3 runs at 40-60fps with dips into the high 30s with the latest catalyst drivers - I set it to match your test settings, and this is running off a platter drive.
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