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Eurocom Tornado F5W (Xeon E3-1280 v5, Quadro P5000) Workstation Review

Zero compromises… Today we evaluate the Tornado F5W, a high-end workstation from Eurocom. Considering that it’s decked out with an Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5 desktop CPU and NVIDIA Quadro P5000 GPU along with an NVMe SSD and 64 GB of RAM, are there any weaknesses to speak of? If so, we’ll find them.

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Early this year, we reviewed the Eurocom Tornado F5, an absolute powerhouse of a gaming notebook with a no-nonsense design, but also practical supplementary features such as standard LGA 1151 and MXM 3.0 sockets (for CPU/GPU upgradeability) and straightforward serviceability. Today, we’re taking a look at the workstation counterpart to that machine, the Tornado F5W—which by appearances may seem quite similar, but whose internals have changed quite a bit.

Compromise is an unknown concept to this Eurocom notebook; it features an Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5 CPU and NVIDIA Quadro P5000 GPU alongside an NVMe SSD and 64 GB of RAM. It should come as no surprise, then, that the retail cost for our review unit is close to $6,000—among the most expensive notebooks we’ve evaluated to date. Can the Tornado F5W’s performance match its towering expense?

Eurocom Tornado F5W
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro P5000 - 16384 MB, Core: 1164 - 1506 MHz, Memory: 1502 MHz, GDDR5, 22.21.13.8541 (ForceWare 385.41)
Memory
65536 MB 
, DDR4-2400 (4 x 16 GB)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 141 PPI, no, AUO52ED B156HTN05.2, TN, 120 Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Sunrise Point C236
Storage
Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2, 512 GB 
Soundcard
Realtek ALC899 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1 x Headphones, 1 x Microphone, 1 x Line Out, 1 x Line In, Card Reader: SD / MMC
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 40 x 390 x 267 ( = 1.57 x 15.35 x 10.51 in)
Battery
75.24 Wh, 5225 mAh Lithium-Ion, 8-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2 x 2.0 W, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
3.105 kg ( = 109.53 oz / 6.85 pounds), Power Supply: 1.25 kg ( = 44.09 oz / 2.76 pounds)
Price
5912 Euro

 

Case

The Tornado F5W’s case is identical to that of the F5 we reviewed back in January. It’s a derivative of the MSI GT62VR case—minus the branding, of course—and we’ve already covered it on multiple occasions, so we’ll just briefly recap our previous findings in these next few sections. 

The Tornado F5W’s case is primarily constructed of plastic with metal (aluminum) accents on the top cover and display lid. Barring some flex in the center of the keyboard, the base is generally stable and feels sturdy enough. The display lid is considerably more flexible/fragile, but the hinges do their job well, and workmanship overall is very good. It’s a larger and heavier notebook than most others in its class, but this is hardly a surprise given the extremely power-hungry internal components (which we’ll get to in a bit).

Connectivity

The Tornado comes equipped with four total USB ports, one of which is USB Type-C/Thunderbolt 3. There are also myriad video and audio output options; selection overall is good, but positioning leaves a lot to be desired, with many ports lining the back (and thus difficult to access) and others crammed together in odd locations on the sides.

Front: no connections
Front: no connections
Rear: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C/Thunderbolt, HDMI 2.0, mini-DisplayPort, charging port
Rear: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C/Thunderbolt, HDMI 2.0, mini-DisplayPort, charging port
Left: Kensington Lock port, Line-in, Line-out, Microphone, Headphones
Left: Kensington Lock port, Line-in, Line-out, Microphone, Headphones
Right: SD card reader, USB 3.0 x 3
Right: SD card reader, USB 3.0 x 3

SD Card Reader

The Tornado’s integrated SD card reader provides good performance (better than the F5 version’s results), though its read performance is a step below the fastest models in our test field.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
186 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Eurocom Tornado F5W
180.28 MB/s ∼97%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
157.5 MB/s ∼85% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
155 MB/s ∼83% -14%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
151.3 MB/s ∼81% -16%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
140 MB/s ∼75% -22%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
254.5 MB/s ∼100% +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
215 MB/s ∼84% +8%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
211.7 MB/s ∼83% +7%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
209.8 MB/s ∼82% +6%
Eurocom Tornado F5W
198.17 MB/s ∼78%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
175.5 MB/s ∼69% -11%

Communication

A slight downgrade from the F5’s Killer 1535 wireless, the F5W instead includes the venerable Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265. This is a popular choice in modern notebooks, and while it lacks the options and customizability of the Killer chip, its performance is more than adequate for practically any purpose: with receive/transmit speeds in our wireless tests of 567 Mb/s and 523 Mb/s, respectively, the results were congruent with those of the Killer 1535 adapter.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Fujitsu Celsius H970
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
676 MBit/s ∼100% +19%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
655 MBit/s ∼97% +16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
643 MBit/s ∼95% +13%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
622 MBit/s ∼92% +10%
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
567 MBit/s ∼84%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
559 MBit/s ∼83% -1%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
523 MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
508 MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
506 (min: 622) MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
504 MBit/s ∼96% -4%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
475 MBit/s ∼91% -9%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
472 MBit/s ∼90% -10%

Accessories

Apart from the higher-wattage 330 W power adapter, our Tornado F5W was supplied with a few additional items: a 2.5-inch SATA storage drive mounting bracket (with screws), as well as two thermal pads meant for (optional) use on M.2 SSDs.

The large 330 W AC adapter
The large 330 W AC adapter
Other included accessories
Other included accessories

Maintenance

Once again, the Tornado F5W is identical to the F5 in the category of maintenance. Just a few screws secure the bottom cover of the notebook, beneath which the user will find easy access to most every replaceable component within. A unique benefit of this machine which is rarely seen in the mobile sector is the ability to replace or upgrade both the CPU and GPU, which are socketed as opposed to soldered to the board.

Warranty

The Eurocom Tornado F5W includes a 1-year depot warranty standard; upgrades to 2 and 3-year plans are available, but no on-site service is offered.

Input Devices

Keyboard

Not only has the keyboard not changed since our review of the Tornado F5, but it’s also identical—both in layout and function—to that of the MSI SteelSeries keyboards that ship with corresponding models. As a result, the typing experience is excellent, with medium key travel, consistent and well-defined (though quiet) feedback and operation, medium actuation force, and minimal clatter throughout. There is a number pad to the right side, though it is horizontally compressed in the interest of space. The keyboard is backlit and ships with the KLM software for RGB lighting control (in three separate zones) across the keyboard.

Touchpad

The sufficiently-sized touchpad also manages comfortable and accurate operation, with separate physical buttons below the pad that offer palpable—but also quite loud—clicks. Gestures also worked well during our testing.

The unbranded keyboard, identical to MSI's SteelSeries models
The unbranded keyboard, identical to MSI's SteelSeries models
The touchpad is good, though the buttons are quite loud
The touchpad is good, though the buttons are quite loud

Display

A variety of different 15.6-inch panels are available for configuration, beginning with a standard 1080p 60 Hz IPS display (matte finish) and ranging all the way to a 4K UHD 60 Hz IPS/PLS option. Our review unit was outfitted with a 1080p matte 120 Hz (AUO brand) TN panel, which interestingly enough isn’t listed in the configurable options on Eurocom’s website. Subjectively, colors appear vivid enough and brightness and contrast seem good.

Subpixel matrix, Eurocom Tornado F5W
Subpixel matrix, Eurocom Tornado F5W
Backlight bleed shown here (it's really only minimally noticeable in normal use)
Backlight bleed shown here (it's really only minimally noticeable in normal use)
412.7
cd/m²
397.9
cd/m²
390.2
cd/m²
409.2
cd/m²
405.7
cd/m²
382.2
cd/m²
398.4
cd/m²
398.5
cd/m²
378.6
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro Basic 2
Maximum: 412.7 cd/m² Average: 397 cd/m² Minimum: 19 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 405.7 cd/m²
Contrast: 624:1 (Black: 0.65 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 8.5 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 11.6 | - Ø
87% sRGB (Argyll) 57% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.37
Eurocom Tornado F5W
AUO52ED B156HTN05.2, TN, 15.6, 1920x1080
Fujitsu Celsius H970
LP173WF4-SPF3, IPS LED, 17.3, 1920x1080
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
LG Philips LGD057E, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
SAMSUNG LƒFL156FL02-101 , IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
LEN40BD, B156ZAN02.1, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
SHP1476, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Response Times
-125%
-135%
-147%
-136%
-272%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
23.2 (18.8, 4.4)
32 (14.8, 17.2)
-38%
39.2 (20.4, 18.8)
-69%
36.8 (21.2, 15.6)
-59%
40.8 (20.8, 20)
-76%
59.2 (27.6, 31.6)
-155%
Response Time Black / White *
8.5 (6.8, 1.7)
26.4 (14.8, 11.6)
-211%
25.6 (14.8, 10.8)
-201%
28.4 (19.6, 8.8)
-234%
25.2 (14, 11.2)
-196%
41.6 (26.8, 14.8)
-389%
PWM Frequency
20830 (80)
1351 (30)
Screen
25%
28%
6%
34%
25%
Brightness
397
360
-9%
320
-19%
247
-38%
309
-22%
368
-7%
Brightness Distribution
92
91
-1%
89
-3%
85
-8%
89
-3%
90
-2%
Black Level *
0.65
0.3
54%
0.29
55%
0.43
34%
0.36
45%
0.48
26%
Contrast
624
1227
97%
1107
77%
603
-3%
881
41%
776
24%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
8.5
6.4
25%
4.5
47%
5.5
35%
2.7
68%
2.6
69%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
11.6
7.2
38%
2.9
75%
3.6
69%
3
74%
3.7
68%
Gamma
2.37 101%
2.02 119%
2.27 106%
2.24 107%
2.27 106%
2.14 112%
CCT
10468 62%
6882 94%
6519 100%
7163 91%
6077 107%
7096 92%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
57
55.5
-3%
54.2
-5%
45
-21%
87.6
54%
63
11%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
87
84.4
-3%
82.6
-5%
71
-18%
99.5
14%
99
14%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-50% / -5%
-54% / -5%
-71% / -24%
-51% / -0%
-124% / -34%

* ... smaller is better

Our measurements agreed with our initial impressions; we recorded a very good average brightness of 397 cd/m² (max: 412.7 cd/m²) with a corresponding brightness distribution of 92% (also a strong result). Contrast was a more than sufficient 624:1 thanks to a reasonably good black value of 0.65 cd/m² (in context with the high brightness).

Color coverage was decent overall with 87 percent of the sRGB and 57 of the AdobeRGB spectrums covered.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. Fujitsu Celsius H970
vs. Fujitsu Celsius H970

Data from CalMAN 5 revealed some pre-calibration shortfalls, such as ColorChecker/Greyscale DeltaE values of 8.5 / 11 respectively and a CCT Average of 10468 (significantly cooler than ideal). Post-calibration, however, these values evened out nicely to much closer to ideal; the panel benefits greatly from a bit of calibration work.

Color analysis (pre-calibration)
Color analysis (pre-calibration)
Saturation sweeps (pre-calibration)
Saturation sweeps (pre-calibration)
Grayscale analysis (pre-calibration)
Grayscale analysis (pre-calibration)
Color analysis (post-calibration)
Color analysis (post-calibration)
Saturation sweeps (post-calibration)
Saturation sweeps (post-calibration)
Grayscale analysis (post-calibration)
Grayscale analysis (post-calibration)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
8.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.8 ms rise
↘ 1.7 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 5 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (26.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
23.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.8 ms rise
↘ 4.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 7 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (42.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 55 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8536 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Response times are overall not bad, though they may be a bit on the slow side for competitive gamers. We did not measure any PWM from the display.

Viewing angles are good on the horizontal axis, but vertical deviations of even a slight amount soon result in reduced and inverted contrast and washed-out color; this is a factor of the TN panel technology as opposed to the IPS panels offered in all other configuration options. Outdoors, the screen is easy to read in all but the brightest of environments thanks to its matte finish, high brightness, and good contrast.

Narrower viewing angles...
Narrower viewing angles...
...thanks to the TN panel.
...thanks to the TN panel.
The view from straight on
The view from straight on
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance

In spite of the previously-mentioned replaceability of the CPU and GPU, a bevy of different configurable options are available directly from the factory. CPUs range from the Core i7-6700K to the Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5, GPUs from the low-end Quadro M1000M up to the Quadro P5000, and RAM all the way up to 64 GB DDR4. Our review unit was equipped with the highest-end available of all of these—so we should expect great things.

The benefits of choosing a desktop processor for inclusion in a mobile PC are obviously centered primarily on performance (with little to say of efficiency or power savings), but sustained performance capability depends on the machine’s ability to effectively cool the chip. It will therefore be interesting to see how the Eurocom Tornado F5W handles this hungry CPU alongside its high-end Quadro P5000 GPU. Essentially, the two chips feature a combined effective power demand of close to 175 W under heavy stress.

Before we continue, we should mention that we performed a 3DMark 11 run while unplugged and noted that, with a result of just 11365, performance is (as expected) below that while plugged in. LatencyMon, meanwhile, reported no latency concerns—so streaming real-time audio and video should not be an issue on the Tornado F5W.

CPU-Z CPU
CPU-Z CPU
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z RAM SPD
CPU-Z RAM SPD
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
Octane v2
Octane v2
LatencyMon
LatencyMon

Processor

The CPU installed in our testing unit is the quad-core Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5. This is the first time we’ve tested a machine with this processor, but its specs are impressive. It’s a high-end, quad-core desktop CPU based on the Skylake architecture with a base frequency of 3.7 GHz and a Turbo clock rate of up to 4.0 GHz (four cores: 3.7 GHz). TDP is specified at 80 W, but since the integrated GPU will not be in use in the Tornado F5W, the actual consumption is somewhat closer to 65 W.

Our first-ever benchmarks place the processor someplace between the Core i7-6700 and Core i7-6700K. We recorded scores of 815 points and 163 points in Cinebench R15 multi-CPU and single-CPU, respectively, which makes this the fastest multi-core CPU in today’s test field as judged by that benchmark. Cinebench R11.5 agrees, with a result of 8.91 points beating the next competitor (the ThinkPad P51) by around 3%. Still other benchmarks reinforce these findings: x264 reports Pass 1 / Pass 2 average frame rates of 187.5 / 50.7 respectively, which yet again leaves the Xeon in the company of the Core i7-6700 desktop CPU. The Fire Strike Physics score of 11743 is around 3% better than the Core i7-6700, and around 9% below the i7-6700K.

Meanwhile, single-core performance is more grounded; the Tornado is around 8 percent below the HP ZBook in this regard (the ZBook’s CPU features a single-core clock rate of 4.2 GHz, 200 MHz higher than that of the Xeon E3-1280 v5). That places the Tornado’s Xeon E3-1280 v5 between the Core i7-7820HK and the Core i5-6600K desktop processor.

Our Cinebench R15 multi-core loop test revealed no problems with sustained performance over around a half hour’s time, with scores all falling within the range of 807 – 814. This suggests that the Tornado F5W’s cooling solution is sufficient to support heavy-duty real-world processor loads.

Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
176 Points ∼88% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
171 Points ∼86% +5%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
171 Points ∼86% +5%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
170 Points ∼85% +4%
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5
163 Points ∼82%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
156 Points ∼78% -4%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5
815 Points ∼38%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
806 Points ∼38% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
792 Points ∼37% -3%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
740 Points ∼34% -9%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
675 Points ∼31% -17%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
654 Points ∼30% -20%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
1.92 Points ∼85% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
1.92 Points ∼85% 0%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
1.92 Points ∼85% 0%
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5
1.92 Points ∼85%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.74 Points ∼77% -9%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5
8.91 Points ∼37%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
8.61 Points ∼36% -3%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.14 Points ∼34% -9%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
7.89 Points ∼33% -11%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
7.48 Points ∼31% -16%
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
Fujitsu Celsius H970
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
341.38 s * ∼4% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
335.32 s * ∼4% -12%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
319 s * ∼4% -7%
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5
299 s * ∼4%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
216.41 s * ∼3% +28%
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - ---
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
561 Seconds * ∼2% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
528 Seconds * ∼2% -0%
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5
527 Seconds * ∼2%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
496.88 Seconds * ∼2% +6%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
489 Seconds * ∼2% +7%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
108.34 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
8.91 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.92 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
167.82 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
815 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
163 Points
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System Performance

Any doubts about the general system performance of the Tornado F5W are quickly dispelled after examining the PCMark results we received from the machine. The PCMark 10 score of 5340 is impressive enough already, placing the device in the top 7 percent of machines in our database as of this writing. The PCMark 8 suite of tests reveals similarly convincing results: the relatively GPU-agnostic Work Score Accelerated score of 5433 is virtually identical to that of the HP ZBook 15 G4 (both of which are at the top of today’s comparison list), but in the Creative and Home tests, the Tornado is a decisive 11 and 17 percent faster than the second-place competitors in each. The Eurocom Tornado F5W is thus one of the fastest mobile workstations we’ve evaluated to date when it comes to general application performance.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Creative Accelerated
PCMark 8 Creative Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
5433 Points ∼83%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6, Samsung SSD SM961 1TB M.2 MZVKW1T0HMLH
5423 Points ∼83% 0%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
5277 Points ∼81% -3%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
4390 Points ∼67% -19%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
4291 Points ∼66% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
4256 Points ∼65% -22%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
8015 Points ∼86%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
7135 Points ∼77% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
6301 Points ∼68% -21%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6, Samsung SSD SM961 1TB M.2 MZVKW1T0HMLH
5663 Points ∼61% -29%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
5328 Points ∼57% -34%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
5086 Points ∼55% -37%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
5273 Points ∼88%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6, Samsung SSD SM961 1TB M.2 MZVKW1T0HMLH
4375 Points ∼73% -17%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
3739 Points ∼63% -29%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
3641 Points ∼61% -31%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
3504 Points ∼59% -34%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5273 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
8015 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5433 points
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Storage Devices

As usual, a significant component of this blistering performance is the ultra-fast NVMe SSD installed in our review unit: the Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB. Other, less expensive options are available, such as smaller capacity NVMe drives as well as SATA M.2 options as small as 250 GB in capacity. Another $1,000 (as of this writing) can also buy you a 2 TB Samsung 960 Pro NVMe SSD. A second M.2/NVMe drive can also be added pulling from those same options, and the two can be configured in RAID from the factory for an additional $63. Apart from that, there is also a conventional 2.5-inch SATA drive bay, which can be preconfigured with a vast array of optional drives ranging from inexpensive mechanical drives all the way to a 4 TB Samsung 850 EVO SSD.

The 960 Pro we received in our review unit leaves few doubts about its capabilities. We have tested it on numerous occasions, and the only significant variance in performance we’ve discovered is generally related to driver choice. For our testing, we left the stock driver installed on today’s system, though users may be able to extract some additional performance by leveraging Samsung’s own NVMe driver. Nevertheless, as evidenced by our AS SSD table below, there is little to be concerned about in either case.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskMark
PCMark 8 Storage Accelerated
PCMark 8 Storage Accelerated
The (very fast) NVMe SSD (note the open slot for RAID).
The (very fast) NVMe SSD (note the open slot for RAID).
A SATA drive is also supported.
A SATA drive is also supported.
Included storage-related accessories
Included storage-related accessories
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
Fujitsu Celsius H970
Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
Samsung SSD SM961 1TB M.2 MZVKW1T0HMLH
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
AS SSD
-15%
11%
3%
4%
Copy Game MB/s
1093.96
838.78
-23%
982.38
-10%
1140.2
4%
921.16
-16%
Copy Program MB/s
419.83
297.54
-29%
325.44
-22%
425.61
1%
372.79
-11%
Copy ISO MB/s
1905.29
1721.74
-10%
1486.12
-22%
1606.93
-16%
1659.32
-13%
Score Total
3241
3509
8%
4303
33%
3424
6%
3681
14%
Score Write
1667
1210
-27%
1472
-12%
917
-45%
1379
-17%
Score Read
1066
1557
46%
1902
78%
1690
59%
1554
46%
Access Time Write *
0.024
0.048
-100%
0.023
4%
0.025
-4%
0.023
4%
Access Time Read *
0.042
0.05
-19%
0.034
19%
0.032
24%
0.038
10%
4K-64 Write
1318.94
971.07
-26%
1136.39
-14%
623.19
-53%
1054.63
-20%
4K-64 Read
719.28
1245.7
73%
1578.04
119%
1372.12
91%
1222.65
70%
4K Write
154.61
78.05
-50%
158.04
2%
143.09
-7%
155.28
0%
4K Read
51.07
38.88
-24%
51.66
1%
55.57
9%
51.45
1%
Seq Write
1938.92
1609.28
-17%
1776.51
-8%
1506.12
-22%
1694.02
-13%
Seq Read
2955.67
2725.76
-8%
2718.57
-8%
2623.53
-11%
2799.35
-5%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
Transfer Rate Minimum: 1369.7 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 1552.3 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 1536.5 MB/s
Access Time: 0 ms
Burst Rate: 183.8 MB/s
CPU Usage: 4.2 %

GPU/Workstation Performance

The Tornado F5W can be configured with several different mobile GPUs, starting with the NVIDIA Quadro M1000M at the low end and extending all the way up to the extremely powerful NVIDIA Quadro P5000 at the opposite end. The two options are separated in price by $2,253 currently, but the performance difference could not be more pronounced.

Our test machine was equipped with the aforementioned P5000, which is a high-end workstation GPU based on the GP104 chip with 2048 shaders—similar to its Pascal-based consumer-grade counterpart, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070. The P5000 succeeds the Maxwell-based Quadro M5000M, and it packs a massive 16 GB of GDDR5X video memory, double that of the GTX 1070. Clock rates range from 1164 MHz all the way to 1506 – 1657, given thermal headroom and sufficient power. Speaking of power, the Quadro P5000 is quoted as carrying a 100 W TGP which translates roughly to a 73.4 W TDP.

Our benchmarks leave little for concern, with the Tornado F5W and its Quadro P5000 managing scores anywhere between 30% and 71% faster than the next closest competitor (which is always the Quadro P4000). See below for the full breakdown of all of the tests we ran during our evaluation.

SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
Eurocom Tornado F5W
NVIDIA Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5
166.24 fps ∼100%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ
119.9 fps ∼72% -28%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6
117.07 fps ∼70% -30%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6
99.53 fps ∼60% -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6
86.23 fps ∼52% -48%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
NVIDIA Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6
69.01 fps ∼42% -58%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
Eurocom Tornado F5W
NVIDIA Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5
183.65 fps ∼100%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ
111.7 fps ∼61% -39%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6
83.11 fps ∼45% -55%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6
59.02 fps ∼32% -68%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6
57.74 fps ∼31% -69%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
NVIDIA Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6
34.18 fps ∼19% -81%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
Fujitsu Celsius H970
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6
67.16 fps ∼43% +8%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ
62.6 fps ∼40% 0%
Eurocom Tornado F5W
NVIDIA Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5
62.33 fps ∼40%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6
32.8 fps ∼21% -47%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6
31.14 fps ∼20% -50%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
NVIDIA Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6
26.2 fps ∼17% -58%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
Eurocom Tornado F5W
NVIDIA Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5
71.53 fps ∼100%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ
41.8 fps ∼58% -42%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6
39.4 fps ∼55% -45%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6
25.66 fps ∼36% -64%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6
24.64 fps ∼34% -66%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
NVIDIA Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6
17.49 fps ∼24% -76%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
Eurocom Tornado F5W
NVIDIA Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5
102.08 fps ∼52%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6
77.88 fps ∼40% -24%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ
73 fps ∼38% -28%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6
48.34 fps ∼25% -53%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6
46.93 fps ∼24% -54%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
NVIDIA Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6
32.07 fps ∼16% -69%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
Eurocom Tornado F5W
NVIDIA Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5
14.95 fps ∼63%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ
10.6 fps ∼45% -29%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6
10.29 fps ∼43% -31%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6
5.26 fps ∼22% -65%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6
5.15 fps ∼22% -66%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
NVIDIA Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6
3.78 fps ∼16% -75%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
Eurocom Tornado F5W
NVIDIA Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5
126.57 fps ∼96%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6
97.14 fps ∼74% -23%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ
91.9 fps ∼70% -27%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6
71.24 fps ∼54% -44%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6
68.15 fps ∼52% -46%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
NVIDIA Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6
46.12 fps ∼35% -64%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
Eurocom Tornado F5W
NVIDIA Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5
155.37 fps ∼100%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6
115.22 fps ∼74% -26%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ
110 fps ∼71% -29%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6
72.03 fps ∼46% -54%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6
71.41 fps ∼46% -54%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
NVIDIA Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6
45.75 fps ∼29% -71%

3DMark scores aren’t all that relevant as it applies to workstation graphics adapters since they are optimized instead for—unsurprisingly—workstation applications. Still, users can take solace in the fact that the scores we received from the Tornado F5W’s P5000 were generally in between those typical of a GTX 1060 and GTX 1070—so occasional gaming should prove no challenge for the notebook.

3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Sky Diver
3DMark Sky Diver
3DMark Ice Storm
3DMark Ice Storm
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited
3DMark 11
3DMark 11
3DMark 06
3DMark 06
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Eurocom Tornado F5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K
11099 Points ∼63% +6%
Eurocom Tornado F5W
NVIDIA Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5
10428 Points ∼59%
Alienware 17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
10349 Points ∼59% -1%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ
9296 Points ∼53% -11%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7600K
8513 Points ∼48% -18%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6
7662 Points ∼44% -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6
7118 Points ∼40% -32%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
NVIDIA Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6
5312 Points ∼30% -49%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7600K
26874 Points ∼53% +30%
Alienware 17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
26438 Points ∼52% +28%
Eurocom Tornado F5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K
23042 Points ∼45% +12%
Eurocom Tornado F5W
NVIDIA Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5
20623 Points ∼40%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ
15837 Points ∼31% -23%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6
15433 Points ∼30% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6
7425 Points ∼15% -64%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
NVIDIA Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6
5105 Points ∼10% -75%
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
Alienware 17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
5101 Points ∼50% +44%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7600K
4851 Points ∼48% +37%
Eurocom Tornado F5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K
3996 Points ∼40% +13%
Eurocom Tornado F5W
NVIDIA Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5
3544 Points ∼35%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6
2937 Points ∼29% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6
1280 Points ∼13% -64%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
Alienware 17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
10344 Points ∼63% +45%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7600K
9927 Points ∼60% +39%
Eurocom Tornado F5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K
8168 Points ∼50% +15%
Eurocom Tornado F5W
NVIDIA Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5
7130 Points ∼43%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6
5903 Points ∼36% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6
2736 Points ∼17% -62%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
NVIDIA Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6
1932 Points ∼12% -73%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Alienware 17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
21846 Points ∼54% +46%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7600K
20532 Points ∼51% +37%
Eurocom Tornado F5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K
17321 Points ∼43% +16%
Eurocom Tornado F5W
NVIDIA Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5
14990 Points ∼37%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ
12312 Points ∼30% -18%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6
12259 Points ∼30% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6
5850 Points ∼14% -61%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6
5786 Points ∼14% -61%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
NVIDIA Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6
4165 Points ∼10% -72%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Alienware 17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
132575 Points ∼81% +30%
Eurocom Tornado F5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K
114095 Points ∼70% +11%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7600K
112900 Points ∼69% +10%
Eurocom Tornado F5W
NVIDIA Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5
102368 Points ∼63%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ
74933 Points ∼46% -27%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6
53834 Points ∼33% -47%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6
37796 Points ∼23% -63%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
NVIDIA Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6
36877 Points ∼23% -64%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
NVIDIA Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6
28254 Points ∼17% -72%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
Alienware 17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
349270 Points ∼48% +12%
Eurocom Tornado F5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K
315546 Points ∼43% +2%
Eurocom Tornado F5W
NVIDIA Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5
310648 Points ∼43%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7600K
232190 Points ∼32% -25%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
NVIDIA Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6
42129 Points ∼6% -86%
3DMark 06 Standard
33236 points
3DMark 11 Performance
16603 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
161394 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
29658 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
12441 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
6666 points
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BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF) (sort by value)
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
129 fps ∼60%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
96 fps ∼45% -26%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6, Samsung SSD SM961 1TB M.2 MZVKW1T0HMLH
56.8 fps ∼26% -56%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
113 fps ∼53% -12%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
47 fps ∼22% -64%
Eurocom Tornado F5
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
149.6 fps ∼70% +16%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7600K, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 250GB m.2 NVMe
152.3 fps ∼71% +18%
Alienware 17 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, SK Hynix PC300 NVMe 512 GB
162.9 fps ∼76% +26%
Metro: Last Light - 1920x1080 Very High (DX11) AF:16x (sort by value)
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
99 fps ∼66%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
84 fps ∼56% -15%
Eurocom Tornado F5
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
117.6 fps ∼79% +19%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7600K, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 250GB m.2 NVMe
110.2 fps ∼74% +11%
Alienware 17 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, SK Hynix PC300 NVMe 512 GB
132.2 fps ∼89% +34%
Thief - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FXAA & High SS AF:8x (sort by value)
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
98 fps ∼78%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
79 fps ∼63% -19%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7600K, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 250GB m.2 NVMe
115 fps ∼92% +17%
Alienware 17 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, SK Hynix PC300 NVMe 512 GB
107.2 fps ∼85% +9%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+) (sort by value)
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
54 fps ∼47%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
41.09 fps ∼36% -24%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6, Samsung SSD SM961 1TB M.2 MZVKW1T0HMLH
18 fps ∼16% -67%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
42 fps ∼37% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
20 fps ∼17% -63%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7600K, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 250GB m.2 NVMe
74.2 fps ∼65% +37%
Alienware 17 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, SK Hynix PC300 NVMe 512 GB
78.1 fps ∼68% +45%
Batman: Arkham Knight - 1920x1080 High / On AA:SM AF:16x (sort by value)
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
79 fps ∼56%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
94 fps ∼67% +19%
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
29 fps ∼21% -63%
Eurocom Tornado F5
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
87 fps ∼62% +10%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7600K, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 250GB m.2 NVMe
92 fps ∼65% +16%
Alienware 17 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, SK Hynix PC300 NVMe 512 GB
93 fps ∼66% +18%
Rise of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x (sort by value)
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
90 fps ∼56%
Fujitsu Celsius H970
Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
65.47 fps ∼41% -27%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6, Samsung SSD SM961 1TB M.2 MZVKW1T0HMLH
33 fps ∼20% -63%
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
65 fps ∼40% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
35.2 fps ∼22% -61%
Eurocom Tornado F5
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
98 fps ∼61% +9%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7600K, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 250GB m.2 NVMe
112.2 fps ∼70% +25%
Alienware 17 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, SK Hynix PC300 NVMe 512 GB
118.3 fps ∼73% +31%
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 129fps
Metro: Last Light (2013) 99fps
Thief (2014) 98fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 54fps
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) 79fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 90fps

During our Witcher 3 Ultra stability/stress test, we also encountered nothing of concern. Frame rates were stable between roughly 51 and 58 frames per second on average (some variation is to be expected due to day/night cycles and other changes during the benchmark period), and GPU temperatures never exceeded 84 °C—high, but not problematic.

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The Witcher 3 ultra

Stress Test

For a more intensive evaluation of the machine’s stability, we turn to our synthetic stress testing, which involves subjecting it to maximal loads of both CPU and GPU (separately and simultaneously). To a greater degree than other notebooks, we expect workstations to be able to handle such grueling conditions, however unrealistic they may be in practice (for a more realistic look at this computer’s handling of stressful conditions, refer to our sustained CPU and GPU stress tests in the respective sections above).

On its own, CPU (Prime95) stress creates no problems for the Eurocom. Clock rates remained stable at 3.7 GHz across all four cores during the entirety of the test, with temperatures settling down at around 87 °C. GPU (FurMark) stress, meanwhile, provokes normal boost frequencies in the upper 1500s MHz before eventually reducing to 1468 – 1518 MHz after temperatures exceed 80 °C. This reduction can be mitigated through the use of Turbo Fan to more aggressively cool the chip, a strategy which reduced GPU temperatures in our tests by roughly 7 to 8 degrees and correspondingly increased frequencies to between 1518 and 1556 MHz.

Combined CPU and GPU stress at first produced odd behavior where the GPU would not accept more than 30 percent of the load. After powering off and cold booting, however, normal behavior was restored—and the Tornado passed the test with flying colors thereafter. We recorded clock rates of 3.7 GHz for the CPU and 1468 – 1556 MHz for the GPU—therefore, no reduction in performance even under the harshest of conditions. Temperatures were 85 °C and 83 °C, respectively. After turning on Turbo Fan, those temperatures dropped to 73 °C and 74 °C, and GPU clock rates saw a slight boost to between 1518 – 1556 MHz on average. Immediately following the combined stress test, a subsequent run of 3DMark 11 resulted in the same scores as usual.

In summary: the Tornado F5W is not a victim of throttling under any conditions, whether or not Turbo Fan is employed. In exchange for some additional noise, the latter can also reduce temperatures notably and squeeze a slight bit of extra performance out of the GPU. The CPU’s performance remains at maximum regardless of cooling tweaks.

Full CPU stress
Full CPU stress
Full GPU stress
Full GPU stress
Full GPU stress (with Turbo Fan)
Full GPU stress (with Turbo Fan)
Combined CPU + GPU stress
Combined CPU + GPU stress
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C) Average GPU Temperature (°C)
Prime95 Stress 3.7 - 87 -
FurMark Stress - 1468 - 1518 - 80
FurMark Stress + Turbo Fan - 1518 - 1556 - 73
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 3.7 1468 - 1556 85 83
Prime95 + FurMark Stress + Turbo Fan 3.7 1518 - 1556 73 74

Emissions

System Noise

Despite the suggestion one might derive from its name, the Tornado F5W actually isn’t all that loud—at least, no more so than its brethren. While idling, we measured just a couple of decibels above environmental noise levels at 31.2 dB(A). Under moderate loads, the machine still averaged around 32.6 dB(A), which is indeed rather quiet—though it peaked at 43.3 dB(A), which is closer to the rest of its competitors.

Noise Level

Idle
31.2 / 31.2 / 32.6 dB(A)
Load
32.6 / 43.3 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   BK Precision 732A (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.6 dB(A)
Eurocom Tornado F5W
Quadro P5000, E3-1280 v5, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
Fujitsu Celsius H970
Quadro P4000, E3-1535M v6, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
Quadro M2200, E3-1535M v6, Samsung SSD SM961 1TB M.2 MZVKW1T0HMLH
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Quadro M2200, E3-1505M v6, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Quadro M1200, E3-1505M v6, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
Noise
-10%
3%
-4%
6%
-4%
off / environment *
29.6
30.2
-2%
29.5
-0%
28
5%
29.6
-0%
28.7
3%
Idle Minimum *
31.2
30.2
3%
29.5
5%
33.2
-6%
29.6
5%
28.7
8%
Idle Average *
31.2
32.8
-5%
29.5
5%
33.2
-6%
29.6
5%
32.1
-3%
Idle Maximum *
32.6
32.8
-1%
30
8%
33.2
-2%
29.6
9%
32.1
2%
Load Average *
32.6
47.3
-45%
39.5
-21%
41.4
-27%
32.2
1%
41.3
-27%
Witcher 3 ultra *
43.1
39.5
8%
38.4
11%
45.5
-6%
Load Maximum *
43.3
47.3
-9%
36
17%
43.5
-0%
36.6
15%
45.5
-5%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

The dual-fan cooling system
The dual-fan cooling system

The machine also handles surface temperatures extremely well, with averages of 38.5 °C and 39 °C on top and bottom, respectively. Conspicuous hot spots (48.2 °C / 51.4 °C) were located on the underside of the machine near the two exhaust vents on either side, which is perhaps to be expected. Since the machine should be resting on a surface during such stressful operations, we’re much more interested, however, in temperatures on the top of the base unit anyway, and fortunately, the device becomes merely warm in those regions. It should be noted that, under load, the right palm rest does become notably warmer (roughly 5 °C difference) than the left side. This is because the NVMe SSD rests beneath this surface, a recognition which also suggests that, if the user had actually opted for a dual-SSD configuration, the discrepancy would have been even greater. The inconsistency in temperatures can become annoying over time, so it might have been nice to see a copper heat spreader or other mitigating solution employed on this side of the device.

Max. Load
 41.4 °C40 °C42.4 °C 
 33.6 °C41.6 °C41.4 °C 
 30.8 °C39.8 °C35.8 °C 
Maximum: 42.4 °C
Average: 38.5 °C
48.2 °C41.4 °C51.4 °C
44 °C33.6 °C37.2 °C
32 °C33.4 °C30 °C
Maximum: 51.4 °C
Average: 39 °C
Power Supply (max.)  45.6 °C | Room Temperature 23 °C | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
Thermal profile, top, idle
Thermal profile, top, idle
Thermal profile, bottom, idle
Thermal profile, bottom, idle
Thermal profile, top, max load
Thermal profile, top, max load
Thermal profile, bottom, max load
Thermal profile, bottom, max load
Thermal profile, top, Witcher 3
Thermal profile, top, Witcher 3
Thermal profile, bottom, Witcher 3
Thermal profile, bottom, Witcher 3

Speakers

The Tornado F5W’s dual speakers are not all that loud; we recorded just 70.86 dB of volume from them. The sound profile is also rather unbalanced and flat/muffled overall; some post-processing would probably improve the situation, but the provided Realtek software is mediocre to say the least.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.638.241.62538.338.638.33135.737.335.74034.935.434.95035.936.735.96334.232.234.28034.533.734.510032.232.832.212533.731.433.716036.930.536.920043.630.743.625050.829.550.831552.629.652.640056.528.456.550058.527.458.563059.826.659.880057.625.657.6100063.925.363.9125057.824.357.8160054.823.954.8200063.523.963.5250058.823.758.8315060.423.460.4400058.823.358.8500055.523.255.5630050.423.250.4800049.723.149.71000048.623.348.61250047.823.147.81600052.523.152.5SPL70.936.870.9N26.92.926.9median 54.8Eurocom Tornado F5Wmedian 24.3median 54.8Delta5.82.85.845.64345.638.335.938.336.535.936.535.734.235.735.433.235.433.934.333.936.835.136.846.732.646.753.731.153.758.23058.254.229.154.249.627.649.65427.95457.527.157.556.826.856.866.625.766.668.325.268.366.725.166.765.524.765.56925.16958.824.558.862.524.262.569.223.969.27223.97266.423.866.463.323.763.37123.67166.823.666.869.523.769.566.323.766.379.636.879.646.82.946.8median 65.5Dell Precision 5520 UHDmedian 25.1median 65.55.22.15.2hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Eurocom Tornado F5W audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (70.86 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.2% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (13.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 53% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 20%, worst was 31%
Compared to all devices tested
» 50% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 43% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Dell Precision 5520 UHD audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.57 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 12.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (12% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 13% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 73% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 20%, worst was 31%
Compared to all devices tested
» 16% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 81% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency Comparison (Checkbox selectable!)
Graph 1: Pink Noise 100% Vol.; Graph 2: Audio off

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The Tornado F5W demanded some 136.8 W of power during our load maximum test and an even greater 145.9 W while running Witcher 3 Ultra. Both the HP ZBook 15 G4 and Fujitsu Celsius H970 are not far off from this mark despite featuring weaker GPUs, possibly as a result of the aforementioned (apparent) power limits afflicting the Tornado under extremely heavy combined loads.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 1.1 / 1.9 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 23.7 / 24.9 / 28.4 Watt
Load midlight 104.1 / 136.8 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Eurocom Tornado F5W
E3-1280 v5, Quadro P5000, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2, TN, 1920x1080, 15.6
Fujitsu Celsius H970
E3-1535M v6, Quadro P4000, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 17.3
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
E3-1535M v6, Quadro M2200, Samsung SSD SM961 1TB M.2 MZVKW1T0HMLH, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
7700HQ, Quadro P4000 Max-Q, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
E3-1505M v6, Quadro M2200, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
E3-1505M v6, Quadro M1200, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Power Consumption
28%
38%
30%
29%
33%
Idle Minimum *
23.7
10.7
55%
5.9
75%
13.3
44%
8.6
64%
8.9
62%
Idle Average *
24.9
15.8
37%
8.9
64%
17.2
31%
15.9
36%
13.6
45%
Idle Maximum *
28.4
17.8
37%
12.7
55%
17.9
37%
22.1
22%
14.1
50%
Load Average *
104.1
92
12%
95.2
9%
83.7
20%
84.4
19%
100.3
4%
Load Maximum *
136.8
137
-0%
154
-13%
114.3
16%
130.6
5%
126.3
8%
Witcher 3 ultra *
145.9
87.7
40%
101.9
30%
100.2
31%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Battery Eater Pro Classic Test
Battery Eater Pro Classic Test
Battery Eater Pro Readers' Test (max runtime)
Battery Eater Pro Readers' Test (max runtime)
Web Surfing test v1.3
Web Surfing test v1.3
The 75.24 Wh battery
The 75.24 Wh battery

Battery life is arguably of minimal importance when evaluating a mobile workstation—and that’s good for the Tornado F5W, because its lack of switchable graphics support means that it’s always running on high-end components. The very best-case scenario—our Readers’ Test, with brightness at a minimum, wireless radios disabled, and essentially zero load—still only resulted in 4 hours and 44 minutes of life, and that’s with the help of a 75.24 Wh 8-cell battery. Under load, the machine expired after 1 hour and 10 minutes of use, and our Wi-Fi Surfing benchmark lasted for 4 hours and 2 minutes.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
4h 44min
WiFi Surfing v1.3
4h 02min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 10min
Eurocom Tornado F5W
E3-1280 v5, Quadro P5000, 75.24 Wh
Fujitsu Celsius H970
E3-1535M v6, Quadro P4000, 96 Wh
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
E3-1535M v6, Quadro M2200, 90 Wh
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
7700HQ, Quadro P4000 Max-Q, 48 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
E3-1505M v6, Quadro M2200, 90 Wh
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
E3-1505M v6, Quadro M1200, 97 Wh
Battery Runtime
128%
159%
-23%
117%
49%
Reader / Idle
284
1002
253%
1096
286%
235
-17%
981
245%
724
155%
WiFi v1.3
242
542
124%
547
126%
175
-28%
413
71%
254
5%
Load
70
74
6%
115
64%
54
-23%
95
36%
61
-13%

Pros

+ class-leading GPU performance
+ stable operation with no throttling
+ extremely fast NVMe SSD
+ upgradeable CPU and GPU
+ easy maintenance
+ options for RAID 0 NVMe configurations with third SATA drive
+ reasonable noise levels and temperatures
+ great keyboard

Cons

- extremely expensive
- TN display requires calibration for any degree of color accuracy
- big and bulky
- weak speakers
- inconvenient port arrangement

Verdict

In review: Eurocom Tornado F5W mobile workstation. Test model provided by Eurocom
In review: Eurocom Tornado F5W mobile workstation. Test model provided by Eurocom

At nearly $6,000, there’s nothing inexpensive about it, but today’s configuration of the Eurocom Tornado F5W proves that desktop-grade performance is more than possible in a 15.6-inch mobile workstation. With a powerful CPU and a GPU which is (in some tests) 70% faster than the closest competitor, if raw processing capability is what you’re after, there are few other machines which can compete. Best of all, the Tornado handles all of this without any semblance of performance throttling, with thermals in check under all conditions and an optional Turbo Fan mode (a la MSI notebooks) to further increase cooling potential and squeeze out an additional bit of extra performance.

Forgiving portability, weight, and cost, the Eurocom Tornado F5W is a workstation to reckoned with, boasting desktop-grade performance and very few compromises anywhere across the board.

Prospective buyers will appreciate the ease of maintenance and upgrades; even the CPU and GPU are replaceable in the Tornado F5W. Storage speeds and general system performance are also terrific, with a Samsung 960 Pro SSD (and optional RAID-0 configurations) proving more than capable. Noise levels are reasonable from the dual-fan cooling system and surface temperatures are nothing to worry about. We weren’t impressed by the integrated speakers or the machine’s battery life, but neither of those two categories makes or breaks a workstation.

The 120 Hz display in our review unit, while good overall, benefits greatly from professional calibration work and is woefully inaccurate out of the box. Still, plenty of other options exist, and the same applies to the other components—including the CPU and GPU, where no fewer than a half dozen other (less expensive) options also exist. The price can therefore be a few thousand dollars lower and the user can still wind up with a very capable workstation.

The bottom line as we see it: forgiving portability, weight, and cost, the Eurocom Tornado F5W is a workstation to reckoned with, boasting desktop-grade performance and very few compromises anywhere across the board.

Eurocom Tornado F5W - 11/10/2017 v6
Steve Schardein

Chassis
83 / 98 → 85%
Keyboard
79%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
66 / 81 → 81%
Weight
56 / 66 → 82%
Battery
73%
Display
83%
Games Performance
96%
Application Performance
98%
Temperature
84 / 95 → 88%
Noise
88 / 90 → 98%
Audio
60%
Camera
79 / 85 → 93%
Average
80%
87%
Workstation - Weighted Average

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Steve Schardein, 2017-11-13 (Update: 2017-11-14)
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