Eurocom Panther 5D (Clevo P570WM) Notebook Review Update

J. Simon Leitner (translated by A Kammel), 07/10/2014

The brick. Most laptops have rapidly and sustainably lost a lot of weight during the last few years, making mobile users glad. Still, a small niche remains where only one thing counts: Performance.

For the original German review, see here.

Quite some time ago, we tested a close relative to the Panther 5D, Schenker's Xirios W712 Workstation which shipped with an Intel Xeon Desktop CPU and an Nvidia K5000M GPU (pretty much the most powerful components available at the time of that review) and the same barebone as the Panther 5D.

One year has passed and a new configuration - making use of the same Clevo P570WM barebone - has arrived, being equipped with a 12-core (!) Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 desktop CPU and an Nvidia Quadro K5100M, making this (on paper) the perfect machine for professional users who require absurd performance levels while also being able to pay for it.

The following review is focused on the performance of the new configuration. Details concerning the case, the input devices or the display can be found in our existing review of the Schenker Xirios W712 which uses the same barebone.

Performance

Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 meets Nvidia Quadro K5100
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 meets Nvidia Quadro K5100

Let's start with the specs of our test device: An Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 CPU with 12 cores (clocked at 2.7-3.5 GHz), an Nvidia Quadro K5100M GPU, 32 GB of RAM, a 120 GB system SSD and two 1.5 TB HDDs for data storage purposes. Configuring this exact variant in Eurocom's shop leads to an impressive price point of 6300 Euros (~$8572) - most of which should be due to the CPU ($2600 according to Intel's list) and the GPU ($2000 according to Nvidia). Tons of different options for configuring the - sufficiently bulky - device are available on Eurocom's site (the other manufacturers using the same barebone handle things similarly), reaching from alternative CPUs and GPUs to up to four HDDs (including a number of RAID variants) and up to 32 GB (4x8 GB).

Processor

Multi-threading monster: 12 Cores / 24 parallel threads
Multi-threading monster: 12 Cores / 24 parallel threads

Even though the P570WM calls itself a laptop due to its form factor, it doesn't have too much in common with usual mobile computing devices. The processor is a prime example of this, being a desktop variant instead (or, even more precisely, an Intel Server CPU). Our test device comes with the most powerful CPU available (at least judging by the number of cores and the price point), the Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2.

The chip sports 12 native cores, yielding up to 24 parallel threads while most laptop CPUs are of the dual-core variety, allowing for up to 4 parallel threads. The maximal TDP of 130 watts is almost 10 times as much as the current dual-core ULV CPUs.

Looking at the CPU-heavy benchmark tests, the P570WM proves to be a true multi-threading monster, outclassing even high-end laptop CPUs such as the i7-4800MQ by approx. +130%, and even beating the Intel Xeon E5-2680 CPU from last year's Xirios W712 (using the same barebone) by a mighty 50%.

The results turn out differently once only the single-threading results are of interest, yielding performance levels on par with an Intel i5-4200U or a 4500U CPU due to the maximum clock speed of the desktop CPU of "just" 3.5 GHz.

Cinebench R15
CPU Multi 64Bit
Eurocom Panther 5D
1550 Points ∼100%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
677 Points ∼44% -56%
Dell Precision M6800
529 Points ∼34% -66%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BGCTO1WW
611 Points ∼39% -61%
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
501 Points ∼32% -68%
CPU Single 64Bit
Eurocom Panther 5D
105 Points ∼69%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
140 Points ∼92% +33%
Dell Precision M6800
139 Points ∼91% +32%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BGCTO1WW
124 Points ∼81% +18%
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
127 Points ∼83% +21%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Multi 64Bit
Eurocom Panther 5D
17.6 Points ∼100%
Schenker XIRIOS W712
11.95 Points ∼68% -32%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
7.39 Points ∼42% -58%
HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
7.15 Points ∼41% -59%
Dell Precision M6800
5.49 Points ∼31% -69%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BGCTO1WW
6.71 Points ∼38% -62%
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
5.33 Points ∼30% -70%
CPU Single 64Bit
Eurocom Panther 5D
1.25 Points ∼68%
Schenker XIRIOS W712
1.26 Points ∼68% +1%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
1.61 Points ∼87% +29%
HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
1.67 Points ∼90% +34%
Dell Precision M6800
1.55 Points ∼84% +24%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BGCTO1WW
1.45 Points ∼78% +16%
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
1.43 Points ∼77% +14%
Legend
      Eurocom Panther 5D Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2, NVIDIA Quadro K5100M, Crucial M500 120 GB CT120M500SSD3
      Schenker XIRIOS W712 Intel Xeon E5-2680, NVIDIA Quadro K5000M, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
      MSI GT70-20Li716121B Intel Core i7-4800MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K4100M, Toshiba THNSNS128GMCP
      HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA Intel Core i7-4900MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K610M, Micron RealSSD C400 MTFDDAK128MAM
      Dell Precision M6800 Intel Core i7-4800MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K3100M, WDC Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT-80PK4T0
      Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BGCTO1WW Intel Core i7-4700MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
      Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display Intel Core i7-4702HQ, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M, Liteonit LMT-256M6M
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
5443
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
34776
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4173
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.25 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
66.22 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
17.6 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1550 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
105 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
93.65 fps
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System Performance

All the components mentioned so far might make one believe that even in terms of system performance, there is no competition to the P570WM. Still, the PCMark benchmarks paint a more nuanced picture, yielding good, but not terrifyingly great scores with some weaker-CPU or weaker-GPU systems taking the lead. This is due to the mass storage used by Eurocom: Although an SSD has been chosen as the system drive, its benchmark results aren't that convincing. Of course, thanks to the myriad of configuration options, this quickly becomes a non-issue once another drive is installed instead.

PCMark 7 - Score
Eurocom Panther 5D
5065 Points ∼76%
Schenker XIRIOS W712
4301 Points ∼65% -15%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
5348 Points ∼81% +6%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
6154 Points ∼93% +22%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
4900 Points ∼74% -3%
HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
5362 Points ∼81% +6%
Dell Precision M6800
3325 Points ∼50% -34%
PCMark 8
Home Score Accelerated v2
Eurocom Panther 5D
3816 Points ∼77%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
3195 Points ∼65% -16%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
3485 Points ∼70% -9%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
Eurocom Panther 5D
3983 Points ∼67%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
4775 Points ∼81% +20%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
5048 Points ∼85% +27%
Work Score Accelerated v2
Eurocom Panther 5D
4529 Points ∼84%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
4199 Points ∼78% -7%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
4202 Points ∼78% -7%
Legend
      Eurocom Panther 5D Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2, NVIDIA Quadro K5100M, Crucial M500 120 GB CT120M500SSD3
      Schenker XIRIOS W712 Intel Xeon E5-2680, NVIDIA Quadro K5000M, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
      Asus G750JS-T4064H Intel Core i7-4700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, SanDisk SD5SE2256G1002E
      MSI GT70-20Li716121B Intel Core i7-4800MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K4100M, Toshiba THNSNS128GMCP
      Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE Intel Core i7-4800MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K2100M, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
      HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA Intel Core i7-4900MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K610M, Micron RealSSD C400 MTFDDAK128MAM
      Dell Precision M6800 Intel Core i7-4800MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K3100M, WDC Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT-80PK4T0
PC Mark
PCMark 75065 points
PCMark 8 Home v23816 points
PCMark 8 Creative v23983 points
PCMark 8 Work v24529 points
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Storage Devices

As mentioned before, the Crucial M500 120GB SSD being used in our test device doesn't stand a chance against e.g. the commonly used Samsung SSD 840. Depending on the parameter being tested, Samsung's drive can be up to 3 times faster. Thus, it might make sense to choose another, higher-end SSD matching the otherwise high-end specs of the machine, especially since the extra costs are tiny compared to the overall price point of the system.

AS SSD
Seq Read
Eurocom Panther 5D
264.68 MB/s ∼20%
Schenker XIRIOS W712
505.77 MB/s ∼38% +91%
HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
414.39 MB/s ∼31% +57%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
514.1 MB/s ∼38% +94%
Dell Precision M6800
97.23 MB/s ∼7% -63%
Seq Write
Eurocom Panther 5D
136.78 MB/s ∼15%
Schenker XIRIOS W712
392.61 MB/s ∼44% +187%
HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
166.58 MB/s ∼19% +22%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
244.39 MB/s ∼28% +79%
Dell Precision M6800
90.92 MB/s ∼10% -34%
4K Read
Eurocom Panther 5D
19 MB/s ∼15%
Schenker XIRIOS W712
27.63 MB/s ∼21% +45%
HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
20.65 MB/s ∼16% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
26.38 MB/s ∼20% +39%
Dell Precision M6800
0.61 MB/s ∼0% -97%
4K Write
Eurocom Panther 5D
36.16 MB/s ∼27%
Schenker XIRIOS W712
49.02 MB/s ∼37% +36%
HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
42.81 MB/s ∼32% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
72.98 MB/s ∼55% +102%
Dell Precision M6800
1.31 MB/s ∼1% -96%
Legend
      Eurocom Panther 5D Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2, NVIDIA Quadro K5100M, Crucial M500 120 GB CT120M500SSD3
      Schenker XIRIOS W712 Intel Xeon E5-2680, NVIDIA Quadro K5000M, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
      HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA Intel Core i7-4900MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K610M, Micron RealSSD C400 MTFDDAK128MAM
      Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE Intel Core i7-4800MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K2100M, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
      Dell Precision M6800 Intel Core i7-4800MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K3100M, WDC Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT-80PK4T0
Crucial M500 120 GB CT120M500SSD3
Transfer Rate Minimum: 141.4 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 208 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 173.8 MB/s
Access Time: 0.1 ms
Burst Rate: 129.3 MB/s
CPU Usage: 0.7 %

Graphics Card

Like with the rest of the components, the GPU can be swapped as well, even allowing SLI solutions to fit into the chassis. Our test device ships with a Quadro K5100M GPU made by Nvidia, which is based on the same GK104 chip (Kepler) as the GTX 780M used by high-end gaming laptops. The GPU comes with 8 GB of GDDR5 RAM and a 256-bit memory bandwidth.

Taking a look at the SPEC Viewperf 12 benchmark results (in comparison to other high-end workstation solutions), the Quadro beats the next-smaller CAD solution made by Nvidia, the Quadro K4100M, by up to 53%, depending on the test. The difference is smaller when looking at the Viewperf 11 test where the driver and the other components have a stronger impact. When compared to its predecessor, the K5000, the K5100 usually takes the lead (by up to 37%) while at the same time also falling behind in a small number of tests.

SPECviewperf 11
1920x1080 Catia AA:0x AF:0x
Eurocom Panther 5D
63.92 fps ∼92%
Schenker XIRIOS W712
45.89 fps ∼66% -28%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
47.1 fps ∼68% -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
40.87 fps ∼59% -36%
HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
28.32 fps ∼41% -56%
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
31.89 fps ∼46% -50%
Dell Precision M6800
50.34 fps ∼73% -21%
Dell Precision M4800
41.47 fps ∼60% -35%
Dell Precision M2800
26.24 fps ∼38% -59%
HP ZBook 14
25.05 fps ∼36% -61%
1920x1080 Ensight AA:0x AF:0x
Eurocom Panther 5D
80.47 fps ∼100%
Schenker XIRIOS W712
50.92 fps ∼63% -37%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
47.91 fps ∼60% -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
24.34 fps ∼30% -70%
HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
17.02 fps ∼21% -79%
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
17.84 fps ∼22% -78%
Dell Precision M6800
34.18 fps ∼42% -58%
Dell Precision M4800
27.43 fps ∼34% -66%
Dell Precision M2800
19.94 fps ∼25% -75%
HP ZBook 14
11.29 fps ∼14% -86%
1920x1080 Lightwave AA:0x AF:0x
Eurocom Panther 5D
66.72 fps ∼83%
Schenker XIRIOS W712
46.37 fps ∼57% -31%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
51.69 fps ∼64% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
49.23 fps ∼61% -26%
HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
49.84 fps ∼62% -25%
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
48 fps ∼59% -28%
Dell Precision M6800
50.95 fps ∼63% -24%
Dell Precision M4800
50.89 fps ∼63% -24%
Dell Precision M2800
71.61 fps ∼89% +7%
HP ZBook 14
48.54 fps ∼60% -27%
1920x1080 Maya AA:0x AF:0x
Eurocom Panther 5D
83.65 fps ∼74%
Schenker XIRIOS W712
100.99 fps ∼90% +21%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
56.77 fps ∼51% -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
51.97 fps ∼46% -38%
HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
35.14 fps ∼31% -58%
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
46.91 fps ∼42% -44%
Dell Precision M6800
54.89 fps ∼49% -34%
Dell Precision M4800
52.59 fps ∼47% -37%
Dell Precision M2800
68.39 fps ∼61% -18%
HP ZBook 14
37.65 fps ∼33% -55%
1920x1080 Pro/ENGINEER AA:0x AF:0x
Eurocom Panther 5D
11.01 fps ∼58%
Schenker XIRIOS W712
13.18 fps ∼69% +20%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
15.88 fps ∼84% +44%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
16.44 fps ∼87% +49%
HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
15.9 fps ∼84% +44%
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
13.55 fps ∼71% +23%
Dell Precision M6800
18.27 fps ∼96% +66%
Dell Precision M4800
18.97 fps ∼100% +72%
Dell Precision M2800
11 fps ∼58% 0%
HP ZBook 14
8.87 fps ∼47% -19%
1920x1080 SolidWorks AA:0x AF:0x
Eurocom Panther 5D
58.12 fps ∼90%
Schenker XIRIOS W712
37.1 fps ∼57% -36%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
47.65 fps ∼74% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
43.7 fps ∼68% -25%
HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
36.1 fps ∼56% -38%
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
37.78 fps ∼58% -35%
Dell Precision M6800
48.25 fps ∼75% -17%
Dell Precision M4800
45.41 fps ∼70% -22%
Dell Precision M2800
47.75 fps ∼74% -18%
HP ZBook 14
37.88 fps ∼59% -35%
1920x1080 Tcvis AA:0x AF:0x
Eurocom Panther 5D
50.28 fps ∼84%
Schenker XIRIOS W712
57.13 fps ∼96% +14%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
47.86 fps ∼80% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
35.36 fps ∼59% -30%
HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
25.26 fps ∼42% -50%
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
28.04 fps ∼47% -44%
Dell Precision M6800
41.83 fps ∼70% -17%
Dell Precision M4800
33.86 fps ∼57% -33%
Dell Precision M2800
9.81 fps ∼16% -80%
HP ZBook 14
13.56 fps ∼23% -73%
1920x1080 Siemens NX AA:0x AF:0x
Schenker XIRIOS W712
63.13 fps ∼100%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
43.38 fps ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
30.73 fps ∼49%
HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
21.28 fps ∼34%
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
24.01 fps ∼38%
Dell Precision M6800
38.53 fps ∼61%
Dell Precision M4800
30.39 fps ∼48%
Dell Precision M2800
25.04 fps ∼40%
HP ZBook 14
21.28 fps ∼34%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04) AA:0x AF:0x
Eurocom Panther 5D
55.32 fps ∼100%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
41.52 fps ∼75% -25%
Dell Precision M2800
19.33 fps ∼35% -65%
HP ZBook 14
13.43 fps ∼24% -76%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01) AA:0x AF:0x
Eurocom Panther 5D
37.95 fps ∼52%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
31.11 fps ∼43% -18%
Dell Precision M2800
18.8 fps ∼26% -50%
HP ZBook 14
13.97 fps ∼19% -63%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01) AA:0x AF:0x
Eurocom Panther 5D
1.76 fps ∼8%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
1.73 fps ∼8% -2%
Dell Precision M2800
0.35 fps ∼2% -80%
HP ZBook 14
0.06 fps ∼0% -97%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04) AA:0x AF:0x
Eurocom Panther 5D
40.91 fps ∼76%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
31.89 fps ∼59% -22%
Dell Precision M2800
22.75 fps ∼42% -44%
HP ZBook 14
5.4 fps ∼10% -87%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01) AA:0x AF:0x
Eurocom Panther 5D
13.26 fps ∼72%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
9.74 fps ∼53% -27%
Dell Precision M2800
5.84 fps ∼32% -56%
HP ZBook 14
0.99 fps ∼5% -93%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01) AA:0x AF:0x
Eurocom Panther 5D
27 fps ∼75%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
23.59 fps ∼66% -13%
Dell Precision M2800
12.75 fps ∼36% -53%
HP ZBook 14
3.93 fps ∼11% -85%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02) AA:0x AF:0x
Eurocom Panther 5D
85.3 fps ∼100%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
40.34 fps ∼47% -53%
Dell Precision M2800
23.52 fps ∼28% -72%
HP ZBook 14
16.58 fps ∼19% -81%
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03) AA:0x AF:0x
Eurocom Panther 5D
34.81 fps ∼68%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
35.15 fps ∼68% +1%
Dell Precision M2800
37.52 fps ∼73% +8%
HP ZBook 14
24.59 fps ∼48% -29%
Legend
      Eurocom Panther 5D Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2, NVIDIA Quadro K5100M, Crucial M500 120 GB CT120M500SSD3
      Schenker XIRIOS W712 Intel Xeon E5-2680, NVIDIA Quadro K5000M, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
      MSI GT70-20Li716121B Intel Core i7-4800MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K4100M, Toshiba THNSNS128GMCP
      Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE Intel Core i7-4800MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K2100M, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
      HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA Intel Core i7-4900MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K610M, Micron RealSSD C400 MTFDDAK128MAM
      Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display Intel Core i7-4702HQ, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M, Liteonit LMT-256M6M
      Dell Precision M6800 Intel Core i7-4800MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K3100M, WDC Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT-80PK4T0
      Dell Precision M4800 Intel Core i7-4900MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K2100M, Samsung SSD SM841 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV
      Dell Precision M2800 Intel Core i7-4810MQ, AMD FirePro W4170M, SK hynix SH920
      HP ZBook 14 Intel Core i7-4600U, AMD FirePro M4100, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
3D Mark
3DMark 06
 1280x1024
24627 points
3DMark 117210 points
3DMark Ice Storm119722 points
3DMark Cloud Gate21992 points
3DMark Fire Strike4473 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme2170 points
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Gaming Performance

Since the Quadro K5100M is based on the same chip as the Nvidia GTX 780M, the gaming performance is more or less the same, pretty much comparable to that of the Alienware 17 (i7-4800MQ CPU and Nvidia GTX 780M GPU) during the Company of Heroes 2 benchmark, with the GTX 880M taking the lead by approx. 17 to 25%.

Company of Heroes 2
1366x768 High AA:Medium
Eurocom Panther 5D
39.81 fps ∼69%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
31 fps ∼53% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
11.71 fps ∼20% -71%
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
10.1 fps ∼17% -75%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
46.51 fps ∼80% +17%
Alienware 17 (Haswell)
37.85 fps ∼65% -5%
1920x1080 Maximum / Higher / High AA:High
Eurocom Panther 5D
19.47 fps ∼45%
MSI GT70-20Li716121B
15 fps ∼34% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
6.05 fps ∼14% -69%
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
4.1 fps ∼9% -79%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
24.36 fps ∼56% +25%
Alienware 17 (Haswell)
19.53 fps ∼45% 0%
Legend
      Eurocom Panther 5D Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2, NVIDIA Quadro K5100M, Crucial M500 120 GB CT120M500SSD3
      MSI GT70-20Li716121B Intel Core i7-4800MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K4100M, Toshiba THNSNS128GMCP
      Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE Intel Core i7-4800MQ, NVIDIA Quadro K2100M, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
      Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display Intel Core i7-4702HQ, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M, Liteonit LMT-256M6M
      Asus G750JZ-T4023H Intel Core i7-4700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 2x Sandisk X110 SD6SP1M-128G RAID 0
      Alienware 17 (Haswell) Intel Core i7-4800MQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M, Liteonit LMT-256M6M
low med.high ultra
Company of Heroes 2 (2013) 61.8458.0239.8119.47fps
F1 2013 (2013) 118119119107fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 169.65122.6489.5136.5fps
Thief (2014) 57.450.749.645.4fps

Emissions

System Noise

Due to the high-end main components with a TDP of much more than 200 watts it shouldn't come as a surprise that the P570WM can always be heard, and noticeably so. While this is very well tolerable while idle, noise levels do increase considerably once desktop-like performance is provided by the CPU and the GPU.

Noise Level

Idle 39.7 / 39.7 / 39.7 dB(A)
Load 45.8 / 52.2 dB(A)
 
    30 dB
silent
40 dB
audible
50 dB
loud
 
min: , med: , max:    Voltcraft sl-300 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

Although the Panther is quite bulky (6 centimeters thick!) and comes with two mighty, always-active fans, it does get noticeably hot under continuous loads. Luckily, the palm rests don't heat up quite as much, so it should never be an issue using the device. During our stress test, the CPU remains at a constant 3.0 GHz all the time (still a Turbo boost clock speed!) with a core temperature of 80 to 90 °C at all times. Similarly, the core clock speed of the GPU remains at 770 MHz with a decent temperature of approx. 80 °C.

Max. Load
 44.9 °C47.1 °C43.3 °C 
 44.7 °C46.8 °C45.1 °C 
 37.9 °C38.1 °C34.3 °C 
Maximum: 47.1 °C
Average: 42.5 °C
43.4 °C48.9 °C51.3 °C
32.3 °C47.3 °C44.3 °C
34.2 °C50.4 °C41.2 °C
Maximum: 51.3 °C
Average: 43.7 °C
Power Supply (max.)  47.5 °C | Room Temperature 23.5 °C | Raytek Raynger ST

Energy Management

Power Consumption

In terms of power consumption, the P570WM draws a lot of juice even when put into standby mode or turned off. While idle, between 65 and 82 watts are required, with 165 to almost 330 watts (depending on the scenario) necessary when put under full load - quite a lot more than its predecessor, the Xirios W712 (185 to 266 watts).

Again, as with the predecessor, battery life is unlikely to impress (0.5 to 1.25 hours?). Unfortunately, we weren't able to measure its exact runtime due to a battery malfunction. Thus, we haven't yet rated the device.

Power Consumption

Off / Standby 5.9 / 2.2 Watt
Idle 64.5 / 76.4 / 82.3 Watt
Load 164.4 / 328.9 Watt
 
Key: min: , med: , max:         Voltcraft VC 940

Verdict

Eurocom Panther 5D (Clevo P570WM)
Eurocom Panther 5D (Clevo P570WM)

Our verdict concerning the Eurocom Panther 5D sounds pretty much like that of the Schenker Xirios W712, a laptop using the same barebone (Clevo P570WM) which we tested a year ago. Major advantages of this ultra-powerful notebook are its large variety of customization options (especially concerning high-performance components), its accessibility (there is a large maintenance hatch at the bottom allowing access to all important components even for the end customer) and the almost competition-crushing performance levels (at least for a laptop) of its Intel Xeon CPU - especially with regards to multicore-optimized applications.

But while this device may be a lot more mobile than typical desktop systems, a weight of 6 kilograms (plus 1.5 kilograms for the power brick) and battery runtimes on the order of one hour reduce the temptation to take this thing anywhere. Conventional 17-inch workstation notebooks such as the Dell M6800 or the HP ZBook 17 are noticeably easier to use on the road.

static version load dynamic

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In Review: Eurocom Panther 5D (Clevo P570WM). Test model provided by Eurocom
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Specifications

Eurocom Panther 5D

:: Processor
:: Mainboard
Intel X79
:: Memory
32768 MB
:: Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro K5100M - 8192 MB, GDDR5, 331.65
:: Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LGD02C5, glossy: no
:: Harddisk
Crucial M500 120 GB CT120M500SSD3, 120 GB + 2x 1500GB HTS541515A9E630
:: Soundcard
Intel Patsburg PCH - High Definition Audio
:: Networking
Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection (10/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (a b g n ac)
:: Optical drive
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208DB
:: Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 60 x 419 x 286
:: Weight
6.02 kg Power Supply: 1.41 kg
:: Battery
78.44 Wh
:: Price
6000 Euro
:: Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit

 

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Author: J. Simon Leitner, 2014-07-10 (Update: 2014-07-11)