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Preview: Asus G74SX 3D Gaming Notebook under Review

J. Simon Leitner (translated by Martina Osztovits), 06/28/2011

The empire strikes back. Asus' G-series attracted many mobile gamers in recent years. Now, we are reviewing the newest release of the " Republic of Gamers", the G74S with Nvidia Geforce GTX 560M graphics and Intel i7-2630QM CPU. Our first results would like to give you a taste of the detailed review coming soon.

Display

332
cd/m²
371
cd/m²
375
cd/m²
355
cd/m²
393
cd/m²
384
cd/m²
307
cd/m²
335
cd/m²
319
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Information
Gossen Mavo-Monitor
Maximum: 393 cd/m²
Average: 352.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 78 %
Center on Battery: 393 cd/m²
Black: 0.57 cd/m²
Contrast: 689:1
PC Mark
PCMark Vantage7227 points
PCMark 72489 points
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3D Mark
3DMark 2001SE41315 points
3DMark 0337888 points
3DMark 0522198 points
3DMark 06
 1280x1024
15216 points
3DMark Vantage9227 points
3DMark 112040 points
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3DMark 11 in comparison
Acer Aspire One 722-C52kk (min)
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186
   ...
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
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2035
Asus Pro P56CB-XO193G Ultrabook
 3217U, GeForce GT 740M
2039
Asus G74SX-3DE
 2630QM, GeForce GTX 560M
2040
Asus G74SX-3DE
 2630QM, GeForce GTX 560M
2040
HP Envy 17t-j000
 4700MQ, GeForce GT 740M
2041
Asus G74SX-91079V
 2630QM, GeForce GTX 560M
2044
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 A10-4600M, Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
2047
   ...
Schenker XMG P724 (max)
 4810MQ, GeForce GTX 880M SLI
12756

Gaming Performance

Wie wir testen - Leistung

low med.high ultra
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark (2005) 228.52fps
World in Conflict - Benchmark (2007) 32fps
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007) 62.214.9fps
Supreme Commander - FA Bench (2007) 43.3fps
Sims 3 (2009) 78fps
Anno 1404 (2009) 52fps
Colin McRae: DIRT 2 (2009) 47fps
Resident Evil 5 (2009) 143.556.6fps
Risen (2009) 31fps
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (2010) 6635fps
StarCraft 2 (2010) 35fps
Mafia 2 (2010) 49fps
Fifa 11 (2010) 149fps
Dirt 3 (2011) 186.6118.982.322.57fps

Emissions

Noise Level

Idle 35.4 / 35.4 / 35.4 dB(A)
HDD 36.4 dB(A)
DVD 38.6 / dB(A)
Load 37.5 / 39.5 dB(A)
 
    30 dB
silent
40 dB
audible
50 dB
loud
 
min: , med: , max:    Voltcraft sl-300 (15 cm distance)

Temperature Rise

Max. Load
 26 °C33 °C34 °C 
 28 °C34 °C34 °C 
 25 °C28 °C30 °C 
Maximum: 34 °C
Average: 30.2 °C
39 °C40 °C28 °C
34 °C33 °C25 °C
31 °C34 °C24 °C
Maximum: 40 °C
Average: 32 °C
Power Supply (max.)  57 °C | Room Temperature 23 °C | Fluke 62 Mini

Battery Life

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
3h 29min
WiFi Surfing
2h 05min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 00min

Power Consumption

Off / Standby 0.4 / 1.0 Watt
Idle 29.8 / 37.8 / 41.3 Watt
Load 120.3 / 137.1 Watt
 
Key: min: , med: , max:         Voltcraft VC 940

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In Review: Asus G74SX 3D Gaming Notebook
In Review: Asus G74SX 3D Gaming Notebook

Specifications

Asus G74SX-3DE

:: Processor
:: Mainboard
Intel HM65
:: Memory
12288 MB
:: Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M - 3072 MB, Core: 775 MHz, Memory: 1250 MHz, GDDR5, 268.37
:: Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LGD02C5, 3D-display 120Hz, glossy: no
:: Harddisk
Seagate Momentus 7200.5 ST9750420AS, 750 GB 7200 rpm 2x HDDs
:: Soundcard
Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
:: Connections
3 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphones, Microphone, Card Reader: MMC, SC, MS/PRO,
:: Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter (b g n ), 3.0 Bluetooth
:: Optical drive
Matshita BD-MLT UJ240AS
:: Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 64 x 420 x 325
:: Weight
4.61 kg Power Supply: 0.89 kg
:: Battery
74 Wh Lithium-Ion, 8-cells
:: Price
2000 Euro
:: Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
:: Additional features
Webcam: 2.0 Megapixel, 3D Vision glasses, 24 Months Warranty, G74SX-3DE nur in den USA verfügbar, vergleichbare Version für Deutschland: G74SX-91079V (8GB RAM) - 2199 Euro UVP

 

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Author: J. Simon Leitner, 2011-06-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)