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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
Gossen Mavo-Monitor
Maximum: 393 cd/m² Average: 352.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 78 %
Center on Battery: 393 cd/m²
Contrast: 689:1 (Black: 0.57 cd/m²)
PCMark Vantage Result
7227 points
PCMark 7 Score
2489 points
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3DMark 2001SE Standard
41315 points
3DMark 03 Standard
37888 points
3DMark 05 Standard
22198 points
3DMark 06 Standard
15216 points
3DMark Vantage P Result no PhysX
9227 points
3DMark 11 Performance
2040 points
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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(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   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 / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 29.8 / 37.8 / 41.3 Watt
Load midlight 120.3 / 137.1 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        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
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M - 3072 MB, Core: 775 MHz, Memory: 1250 MHz, GDDR5, 268.37
Memory
12288 MB 
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LGD02C5, 3D-display 120Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM65
Storage
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 / 3.1 Gen1, 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), Bluetooth 3.0
Optical drive
Matshita BD-MLT UJ240AS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 64 x 420 x 325 ( = 2.52 x 16.54 x 12.8 in)
Battery
74 Wh Lithium-Ion, 8-cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2.0 Megapixel
Additional features
3D Vision glasses, 24 Months Warranty, G74SX-3DE nur in den USA verfügbar, vergleichbare Version für Deutschland: G74SX-91079V (8GB RAM) - 2199 Euro UVP
Weight
4.61 kg ( = 162.61 oz / 10.16 pounds), Power Supply: 890 g ( = 31.39 oz / 1.96 pounds)
Price
2000 Euro

 

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