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Benchmarks, Technical Information and FAQs

This category contains technical informations on laptop, smartphone, tablet and desktop components. For example benchmark lists of mobile CPUs and GPU, gaming informations on laptop or performance evaluations of SSDs. Furthermore, general useful informations about notebooks / laptops can be found in various articles.

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Benchmarks

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

Benchmark list of all laptop graphics cards and their performance in real games. The list is divided in different settings and can be searched and restricted.
Smartphone Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Smartphone Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available smartphone and tablet graphics cards by performance or specification.
Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

This is a benchmark list of mobile processors like Intel Core M, A10, A8, Atom, ... series - sorted by performance.
Smartphone Processors - Benchmark List

Smartphone Processors - Benchmark List

This is a restrictable benchmark list of smartphone and tablet SoCs / processors sorted by performance.
Laptop harddisks (HDD, SSD) benchmarks

Laptop harddisks (HDD, SSD) benchmarks

Benchmark comparison of all reviewed hard disks and SSDs as a sortable and restrictable list.
Benchmarks and Test Results

Benchmarks and Test Results

Sortable and restrictable list of all benchmarks and tests (display, heat, noise, battery runtime) conducted during our reviews of laptops, tablets, smartphones and desktops.
PWM Ranking - Notebooks, Smartphones, and Tablets with PWM

PWM Ranking - Notebooks, Smartphones, and Tablets with PWM

We use our PWM ranking to show you all notebooks, smartphones, and tablets we checked for PWM flickering of the display, which can be a problem for the eye.

Technical Articles

Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Inclusive list of all graphics cards currently available for notebooks. Approximate 3DMark benchmarks results are provided in italic.
Notebook Processors

Notebook Processors

In the following article we present all laptop processors which are available at the market at present and give a rough classification of the current consumption and the performance of the different architectures.
DPI (Fineness) of Displays

DPI (Fineness) of Displays

A list of all common solutions and their number of DPI combined with the size of the display. So this is a classification how fine the resolution is on which display.
2560x1440 or 2560x1600 via HDMI

2560x1440 or 2560x1600 via HDMI

A brief summary of our experiences with connecting displays with higher resolutions than 1920x1200 using the HDMI port on notebooks.
 

Micro Stuttering with SLI or CrossFire

Using two or more graphics cards simultaneously, such as in SLI (Nvidia) or CrossfireX (AMD), can potentially lead to onscreen micro stutters. In the following article, we explain this phenomenon and when it can occur in a concise and straightforward manner.
Mobile Graphics Cards for Professional Users (AMD FirePro, NVIDA Quadro)

Mobile Graphics Cards for Professional Users (AMD FirePro, NVIDA Quadro)

Professional GPUs such as the AMD FirePro and NVIDIA Quadro lineup differ from their consumer variants in that they offer workstation class performance and are certified to work with industry-specific software that benefit from high GPU computations. In the following editorial we will take a closer look at some of the notebooks based on FirePro and Quadro GPUs and understand what factors should be considered before deciding on a purchase.
How much graphic memory makes sense?

How much graphic memory makes sense?

This article explains, how much graphic memory is useful for which video cards and which applications are accelerated thus.
Upgrade / Replace a Notebook Video Card

Upgrade / Replace a Notebook Video Card

Generally, it is not so easy to upgrade / replace notebook video cards than desktop video cards. If it is possible and how to actually replace a video card is described in the following article.
Case Study: Replacing the Video Card of a Dell Inspiron E1705 (9400)

Case Study: Replacing the Video Card of a Dell Inspiron E1705 (9400)

Andi, a Dell Inspiron E1705 (9400) user, demonstrated how to replace the GPU of his Dell notebook and provided us with a description of the whole process.
Gaming Performance of recent laptop graphic cards

Gaming Performance of recent laptop graphic cards

Have you ever wonder how your notebook going to perform on GTA IV? Or do you think your notebook will be able to run Crysis on Medium settings? We have tested popular GPU's with recent popular games.
Processor Performance and Games

Processor Performance and Games

What impact does the processor performance have on the latest games? Which clock rate and how many cores should a CPU have? These and further questions are clarified in the following editorial.
Saving Power – Increase the runtime of your laptop with some simple steps and buying tips

Saving Power – Increase the runtime of your laptop with some simple steps and buying tips

Here are some easy to follow tips for saving laptop battery life.
Upgrading Laptops

Upgrading Laptops

Due to the compact construction of notebooks they can not be upgraded as easy as Desktop PCs. In addition usually the warranty is lost as soon as someone changes something in the equipment.

Other Articles

Our Test Criteria

Our Test Criteria

In this article, you will find information about the tests we run on our test models and how we process the results.
Our Rating Criteria

Our Rating Criteria

Here we explain what makes up the final rating in our reviews.
FAQ and Tips - Archive

FAQ and Tips - Archive

older FAQ pages that are not that relevant any more
FAQ: Coil Whine

FAQ: Coil Whine

Coil whine is a phenomenon that affects many forms of electronics, but is often only noticed by some who are sensitive to it. This article covers the basic information regarding what coil whine is and how you can mitigate it.
Guide: Choosing Between Integrated or Dedicated Graphics

Guide: Choosing Between Integrated or Dedicated Graphics

Figuring out which laptop to buy is confusing enough — even without wading through the plethora of integrated and dedicated graphics solutions. This guide covers the basics of what integrated, desktop, and external graphics solutions can and can't do.
Guide: How to check a new laptop for issues

Guide: How to check a new laptop for issues

Make sure your new laptop isn't a lemon with our comprehensive checklist to avoiding defects.
 

Graphics Card Comparison - Head 2 Head

On this page you can compare two or more graphics card against each other including benchmarks and specs.
 

Processor Comparison - Head 2 Head

On this page you can compare two or more processors / SoCs against each other including benchmarks and specs.
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HDD/SSD Comparison - Head 2 Head

On this page you can compare two or more storage solutions like HDDs or SSDs against each other including benchmarks and specs.
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Notebookcheck, 2005-09-18 (Update: 2018-01-23)