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Schenker XMG C405 Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Vinay Pradhan), 03/24/2015

Compact beast. Compact or powerful? The Schenker XMG C405 is both. This 14-inch model runs all the latest games but we recommend using headphones.

For the original German review, see here.

The Schenker XMG C405 is a powerful, compact 14-inch gaming laptop. Like the predecessor, the C404, the test model is based on the P34 barebone from the manufacturer, Gigabyte. Our test model is equipped with a GeForce GTX 965M and Schenker also offers a configuration with the GeForce GTX 970M. We tested this GPU in the Gigabyte P34W v3. As the name suggests, Gigabyte uses the same barebone.

The competitors of the XMG C405 belong to the Top 10 list of lightweight gaming notebooks: the MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K and the Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G.

As the Schenker XMG C405 has the same barebone as its predecessor, we will skip a few sections which have not changed: the case, the connectivity, the input devices, the display and the speakers. Information about these sections can be found in the reviews of the Schenker XMG C404 and the Gigabyte P34G v2.

good (82%) Schenker XMG C405 Intel Core i7-4720HQNVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M Gaming - 03/18/2015 - v4
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Schenker XMG C405
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M - 2048 MB, Core: 924 MHz, Memory: 1253 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 344.77 (9.18.13.4477), Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-1600, Dual-Channel, two RAM slots (both occupied)
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, AU Optronics B140HAN01.1 (AUO113ED), AHVA, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
Storage
Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3, 256 GB 
, + HGST Travelstar 7K1000 (1 TB, 7,200 rpm)
Soundcard
Realtek ALC282 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combo, Card Reader: 6-in-1, Sensors: Brightness sensor
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21 x 340 x 239 ( = 0.83 x 13.39 x 9.41 in)
Battery
61 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4 cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Power adapter: 150 W, bag, key chain, drivers DVD, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.848 kg ( = 65.19 oz / 4.07 pounds), Power Supply: 560 g ( = 19.75 oz / 1.23 pounds)
Price
1878 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Display

The XMG C405 uses the same panel as the predecessor. The values are a little different which is not unusual, given the fact that two panels can never have the exact same values.

258
cd/m²
268
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
254
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
283
cd/m²
241
cd/m²
260
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 283 cd/m² Average: 267.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 271 cd/m²
Contrast: 875:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.75 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 5.91 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
59% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.52
Schenker XMG C405
AHVA 1920x1080
Schenker C404
AHVA 1920x1080
Gigabyte P34W V3
AHVA 1920x1080
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
IPS 3840x2160
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
IPS 3840x2160
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
TN 1920x1080
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
IPS 1920x1080
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
IPS 3840x2160
Screen
10%
-7%
14%
-11%
-56%
12%
-8%
Brightness middle
280
258
-8%
305.4
9%
301
8%
230
-18%
227.1
-19%
286
2%
241
-14%
Brightness
267
254
-5%
277
4%
303
13%
202
-24%
221
-17%
274
3%
228
-15%
Brightness Distribution
85
91
7%
84
-1%
87
2%
63
-26%
85
0%
85
0%
87
2%
Black Level *
0.32
0.25
22%
0.72
-125%
0.3
6%
0.34
-6%
0.722
-126%
0.24
25%
0.45
-41%
Contrast
875
1032
18%
424
-52%
1003
15%
676
-23%
315
-64%
1192
36%
536
-39%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.75
4.03
15%
2.81
41%
3.15
34%
4.59
3%
10.13
-113%
3.84
19%
3.73
21%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.91
4.19
29%
1.92
68%
3.94
33%
4.62
22%
10.04
-70%
5.06
14%
3.23
45%
Gamma
2.52 87%
2.72 81%
2.21 100%
2.35 94%
2.48 89%
2.15 102%
2.4 92%
2.3 96%
CCT
5742 113%
6838 95%
6384 102%
6855 95%
6389 102%
10438 62%
6165 105%
6610 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
59
58
-2%
60.4
2%
61
3%
48
-19%
34.26
-42%
59
0%
47
-20%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
94.4
91.1

* ... smaller is better

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Performance

The Schenker XMG C405 is a compact, mobile 14-inch gaming notebook. It can run any of the latest games fluidly. Our test configuration is available for 1,878 Euros (~$2049). The Schenker homepage offers various configuration options and the basic configuration of this model is available for 1,549 Euros (~$1690). A GeForce GTX 970M adds around 166 Euros (~$181) to the price.

Processor

The C405 contains an Intel Core i7-4720HQ quad-core CPU (Haswell). This is a "standard" CPU with a TDP value of 47 W. The processor operates at 2.6 GHz and Turbo allows the processor to boost up to 3.4 GHz (four cores), 3.5 GHz (two cores) and 3.6 GHz (one core). Turbo is only possible when the laptop is plugged in. The CPU tests of the Cinebench benchmark are run at 3.4 GHz (single-thread) and 2.8 to 3.1 GHz (multi-thread), which means that the full potential of the processor is never utilized in multi-thread applications. On battery, the C405 runs the CPU tests at 2.6 GHz.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
18261
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6845
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5075
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
6.47 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.51 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
62.09 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
108.77 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
610 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
135 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
135 Points ∼62%
Gigabyte P34W V3
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, Lite-On LMT-128L9M
130 Points ∼60% -4%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
135 Points ∼62% 0%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
136 Points ∼62% +1%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
108 Points ∼50% -20%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
137 Points ∼63% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
125 Points ∼57% -7%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
610 Points ∼14%
Gigabyte P34W V3
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, Lite-On LMT-128L9M
636 Points ∼15% +4%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
660 Points ∼15% +8%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
653 Points ∼15% +7%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
653 Points ∼15% +7%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
664 Points ∼15% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
490 Points ∼11% -20%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
1.51 Points ∼62%
Gigabyte P34G v2
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Liteonit LMT-128M6M
1.54 Points ∼63% +2%
Gigabyte P34W V3
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, Lite-On LMT-128L9M
1.47 Points ∼60% -3%
Schenker C404
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Crucial M550 CT128M550SSD3
1.52 Points ∼62% +1%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
1.55 Points ∼64% +3%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
1.53 Points ∼63% +1%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
1.56 Points ∼64% +3%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
1.57 Points ∼64% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
1.46 Points ∼60% -3%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
6.47 Points ∼24%
Gigabyte P34G v2
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Liteonit LMT-128M6M
6.96 Points ∼26% +8%
Gigabyte P34W V3
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, Lite-On LMT-128L9M
6 Points ∼22% -7%
Schenker C404
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Crucial M550 CT128M550SSD3
6.49 Points ∼24% 0%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
7.2 Points ∼27% +11%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
7.1 Points ∼26% +10%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
7.16 Points ∼26% +11%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
7.22 Points ∼27% +12%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
5.29 Points ∼20% -18%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
5075 Points ∼47%
Gigabyte P34W V3
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, Lite-On LMT-128L9M
5080 Points ∼47% 0%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
5058 Points ∼47% 0%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
5190 Points ∼48% +2%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
5192 Points ∼48% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
4999 Points ∼46% -1%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
18261 Points ∼37%
Gigabyte P34W V3
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, Lite-On LMT-128L9M
19447 Points ∼39% +6%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
19521 Points ∼39% +7%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
19941 Points ∼40% +9%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
20003 Points ∼40% +10%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
14329 Points ∼29% -22%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
10551 Points ∼34%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
12211 Points ∼39% +16%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
12499 Points ∼40% +18%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
3261 Points ∼68%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3252 Points ∼67% 0%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
3339 Points ∼69% +2%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
89.9 ms * ∼1%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
96 ms * ∼1% -7%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
82.9 ms * ∼1% +8%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
81.1 ms * ∼1% +10%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
1999.8 ms * ∼3%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
2009.2 ms * ∼3% -0%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
1955.8 ms * ∼3% +2%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
1945.6 ms * ∼3% +3%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
16293 Points ∼33%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
16207 Points ∼33% -1%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
16641 Points ∼33% +2%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
17144 Points ∼34% +5%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
3018 Points ∼49%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3019 Points ∼49% 0%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
3144 Points ∼51% +4%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

A stronger processor and faster SSD ensure that the system runs smoothly. The results of the PCMark tests are very good. It is hardly possible to increase the system performance any more. The only possibility is to increase the DDR3-RAM modules to 16 GB. However, we recommend using fast RAM modules.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3869 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4759 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4813 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
3869 Points ∼63%
Gigabyte P34G v2
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Liteonit LMT-128M6M
3362 Points ∼55% -13%
Gigabyte P34W V3
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, Lite-On LMT-128L9M
4006 Points ∼66% +4%
Schenker C404
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Crucial M550 CT128M550SSD3
3671 Points ∼60% -5%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
3942 Points ∼65% +2%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3729 Points ∼61% -4%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3086 Points ∼51% -20%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
3174 Points ∼52% -18%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
3112 Points ∼51% -20%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
3701 Points ∼61% -4%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
3075 Points ∼50% -21%

Storage Device

An mSATA Solid State Drive is the storage device for this laptop. The Schenker online shop offers various configurations. Our test model uses a 256 GB Crucial SSD. The SSD has very good transfer rates and leaves no room for complaint. The C405 has a free 2.5-inch slot which can be used for an additional storage device. Once again, Schenker offers various configurations for the second slot. Our test configuration uses a HGST drive (1 TB, 7,200 rpm). Both storage devices can be swapped out.

Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
Sequential Read: 517 MB/s
Sequential Write: 496.6 MB/s
512K Read: 481.9 MB/s
512K Write: 490.6 MB/s
4K Read: 33.03 MB/s
4K Write: 111.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 329.1 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 312.2 MB/s

Graphics Card

The Intel HD Graphics 4600 and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M use switchable graphics (Optimus). The Intel graphics chip requires relatively little energy and is useful in everyday use or when the laptop is running on battery. The GeForce GPU is useful when running demanding programs which require a lot of graphics performance. The Optimus system runs smoothly and switches between the graphics chips automatically (when necessary). The GeForce GTX 965M belongs to the top tier of graphics cards, but it is the lowest of them all. It runs at a base clock speed of 924 MHz. Turbo allows the chip to be boosted up to 949 MHz. The GPU uses the internal 2,048 MB GDDR5 RAM (128-bit interface). The 3DMark results are normal, considering the hardware.

3DMark 11 Performance
7291 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
96408 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
16148 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4851 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
7291 Points ∼23%
Gigabyte P34G v2
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Liteonit LMT-128M6M
5134 Points ∼16% -30%
Gigabyte P34W V3
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, Lite-On LMT-128L9M
9320 Points ∼30% +28%
Schenker C404
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Crucial M550 CT128M550SSD3
5252 Points ∼17% -28%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
11134 Points ∼36% +53%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
5210 Points ∼17% -29%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
9312 Points ∼30% +28%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
7101 Points ∼23% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
5061 Points ∼16% -31%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
4851 Points ∼18%
Gigabyte P34G v2
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Liteonit LMT-128M6M
3790 Points ∼14% -22%
Gigabyte P34W V3
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, Lite-On LMT-128L9M
6644 Points ∼25% +37%
Schenker C404
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Crucial M550 CT128M550SSD3
3752 Points ∼14% -23%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
8335 Points ∼31% +72%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3733 Points ∼14% -23%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
6548 Points ∼24% +35%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
4806 Points ∼18% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
3517 Points ∼13% -27%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
14554 Points ∼25%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
21203 Points ∼36% +46%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
11750 Points ∼20% -19%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
14913 Points ∼26% +2%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
16148 Points ∼27%
Gigabyte P34G v2
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Liteonit LMT-128M6M
15963 Points ∼27% -1%
Gigabyte P34W V3
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, Lite-On LMT-128L9M
21105 Points ∼36% +31%
Schenker C404
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Crucial M550 CT128M550SSD3
14671 Points ∼25% -9%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
21648 Points ∼37% +34%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
15550 Points ∼26% -4%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
20356 Points ∼34% +26%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
17879 Points ∼30% +11%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
13255 Points ∼22% -18%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
96408 Points ∼9%
Gigabyte P34W V3
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, Lite-On LMT-128L9M
124743 Points ∼11% +29%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
117521 Points ∼11% +22%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
82813 Points ∼7% -14%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
71993 Points ∼6% -25%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
78512 Points ∼7% -19%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
84568 Points ∼8% -12%

Gaming Performance

The hardware of the laptop is strong enough to ensure good gaming performance. Most games will run with the Full HD resolution and high/very high quality settings. Assassin's Creed Unity is an exception and the user needs to lower the resolution and quality settings to ensure a playable fps.

low med. high ultra
Total War: Shogun 2 (2011) 112.161.4fps
Dirt 3 (2011) 152.6146.286fps
Battlefield 3 (2011) 133.8112.143.8fps
CoD: Modern Warfare 3 (2011) 156.9105.5fps
Mass Effect 3 (2012) 606060fps
Dirt Showdown (2012) 98.190.665.9fps
Sleeping Dogs (2012) 151.8107.233fps
Dishonored (2012) 130130130121fps
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (2012) 144.2123.644.1fps
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (2012) 14491.7fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 356.1217.8113.559fps
SimCity (2013) 10348.7fps
GRID 2 (2013) 117.1109.964.9fps
Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013) 167.6117.170.342.9fps
Need for Speed: Rivals (2013) 30303030fps
Evolve (2015) 115.184.544.637.9fps
Battlefield Hardline (2015) 167.9131.961.938.7fps
Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:FX AF:16x (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
59 fps ∼21%
Gigabyte P34G v2
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Liteonit LMT-128M6M
45.9 fps ∼17% -22%
Gigabyte P34W V3
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, Lite-On LMT-128L9M
81.3 fps ∼29% +38%
Schenker C404
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Crucial M550 CT128M550SSD3
46.3 fps ∼17% -22%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
46.7 fps ∼17% -21%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
80 fps ∼29% +36%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
57.9 fps ∼21% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
44 fps ∼16% -25%
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
113.5 fps ∼22%
Gigabyte P34G v2
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Liteonit LMT-128M6M
100.1 fps ∼20% -12%
Gigabyte P34W V3
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, Lite-On LMT-128L9M
191 fps ∼38% +68%
Schenker C404
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Crucial M550 CT128M550SSD3
101.8 fps ∼20% -10%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
104.6 fps ∼21% -8%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
187 fps ∼37% +65%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
132.4 fps ∼26% +17%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
97 fps ∼19% -15%
Evolve
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality AA:FX (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
44.6 fps ∼22%
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
84.5 fps ∼37%
Dirt Showdown
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4xMS (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
65.9 fps ∼76%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
48.4 fps ∼56% -27%
1366x768 High Preset AA:2xMS (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
90.6 fps ∼99%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
91.6 fps ∼100% +1%
CoD: Modern Warfare 3
1920x1080 Extra, all on, Image Quality: Native AA:4x (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
105.5 fps ∼66%
1366x768 High, all on, Image Quality: Native AA:2x (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
156.9 fps ∼84%

Emissions & Energy Management

System Noise

While the C405 is idle, the fan shuts off now and then. In normal use, the fan is audible and at load, it becomes quite loud. During the stress test, we measure a noise emission of 54.4 dB. We recommend using headphones as at full load the fan can be quite noisy. The predecessor has a far lower noise emission.

Hint: Owners of the XMG C405 can control the fan behavior. The Gigabyte Smart Manager offers four fan profiles. We ran all our tests with the "Normal" profile. If you choose the "Xtreme" profile, the fans will run at max speed all the time.

Noise Level

Idle
29.2 / 34.6 / 38.8 dB(A)
HDD
33 dB(A)
Load
54 / 54.4 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

The XMG C405 in the stress test
The XMG C405 in the stress test

The stress test (Prime95 and Furmark run for at least an hour simultaneously) is run by the C405 the same way when plugged in and when running on battery: at the start the CPU and GPU speeds vary a lot. After a few minutes, the graphics chip hits its max speed (949 MHz). The speed of the CPU sinks from 2.0 - 2.5 GHz to 1.2 - 1.6 GHz. During the stress test, the device crosses the 50 °C mark at many different spots on the bottom of the case. As such, we do not recommend using the notebook on the lap. In terms of heating up, the predecessor has similar issues.

Max. Load
 43.9 °C
111 F
47.2 °C
117 F
47.8 °C
118 F
 
 38.3 °C
101 F
45.2 °C
113 F
43.2 °C
110 F
 
 31.9 °C
89 F
35.4 °C
96 F
35.4 °C
96 F
 
Maximum: 47.8 °C = 118 F
Average: 40.9 °C = 106 F
56.9 °C
134 F
60.4 °C
141 F
52.5 °C
127 F
50.5 °C
123 F
51.4 °C
125 F
43.5 °C
110 F
32.8 °C
91 F
31 °C
88 F
26.4 °C
80 F
Maximum: 60.4 °C = 141 F
Average: 45 °C = 113 F
Power Supply (max.)  56.6 °C = 134 F | Room Temperature 21 °C = 70 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40.9 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Gaming.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 47.8 °C / 118 F, compared to the average of 39.3 °C / 103 F, ranging from 21.6 to 68.8 °C for the class Gaming.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 60.4 °C / 141 F, compared to the average of 41.8 °C / 107 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 32.7 °C / 91 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (35.4 °C / 95.7 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.7 °C / 83.7 F (-6.7 °C / -12 F).
Schenker XMG C405
GTX 965M/4720HQ
Schenker C404
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Gigabyte P34W V3
GTX 970M/4720HQ
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GTX 860M/4710HQ
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GTX 965M/4720HQ
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GTX 860M/4700HQ
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GTX 980M/4710HQ
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GTX 970M/4720HQ
Heat
-3%
6%
7%
8%
9%
10%
8%
Maximum Upper Side *
47.8
46.2
3%
45.2
5%
47.8
-0%
49.9
-4%
60.4
-26%
54.2
-13%
48
-0%
Maximum Bottom *
60.4
60.9
-1%
56.8
6%
45.7
24%
43.7
28%
48.8
19%
59.4
2%
65.1
-8%
Idle Upper Side *
37.7
40.4
-7%
34.6
8%
38.3
-2%
37.1
2%
32.8
13%
30.8
18%
29.9
21%
Idle Bottom *
44.8
48.5
-8%
43.6
3%
43.2
4%
41.5
7%
31.6
29%
31.1
31%
36.1
19%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption

The C405 requires quite a lot of power, which is not surprising given the hardware under the hood. While idle, the power consumption is high (27.3 W). At full load, the consumption rises to up to 152 W. Due to the CPU throttling, the consumption drops as the test goes on. All-in-all, the C405 requires a little more energy than the predecessor, the C404.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 15.8 / 22.8 / 27.3 Watt
Load midlight 106.8 / 152 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940
Schenker XMG C405
GTX 965M/4720HQ
Schenker C404
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GTX 860M/4710HQ
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GTX 860M/4700HQ
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GTX 980M/4710HQ
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GTX 970M/4720HQ
Power Consumption
10%
11%
9%
8%
3%
Idle Minimum *
15.8
13.2
16%
16.1
-2%
15
5%
12
24%
15.3
3%
Idle Average *
22.8
19.2
16%
21
8%
20.8
9%
17.8
22%
20
12%
Idle Maximum *
27.3
26.6
3%
22.7
17%
25.4
7%
22.2
19%
26.2
4%
Load Average *
106.8
97.7
9%
88.4
17%
91.8
14%
94.2
12%
102.6
4%
Load Maximum *
152
141.5
7%
130.7
14%
136
11%
207.5
-37%
162.7
-7%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our practical WLAN test, in which we execute a script which loads a random website every 40 seconds, the laptop lasts 3:56 hours, which means it falls just short of the predecessor (4:08 h). The test is run with the "Balanced" profile and brightness set to 150 cd/m².

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (IE 11)
3h 56min
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Schenker XMG C405
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD3
236 min ∼100%
WiFi (sort by value)
Gigabyte P34G v2
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Liteonit LMT-128M6M
271 min ∼104%
Gigabyte P34W V3
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, Lite-On LMT-128L9M
284 min ∼109%
Schenker C404
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Crucial M550 CT128M550SSD3
248 min ∼95%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
225 min ∼86%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
181 min ∼69%
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
GeForce GTX 970M, 4720HQ, 2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0)
184 min ∼70%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
179 min ∼69%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
261 min ∼100%

Pros

+ Lots of storage with a second hard disk
+ Matte panel with strong contrast
+ Flat, compact case
+ Great upgrade possibilities
+ Fast SSD
+ High performance ...

Cons

- .. but it heats up a lot at full load.
- Very loud at load.

Verdict

Schenker XMG C405. Test model provided by Schenker Technologies.
Schenker XMG C405. Test model provided by Schenker Technologies.

The Schenker XMG C405 is a compact, powerful 14-inch gaming model. The Intel quad-core processor ensures great performance with all applications. The high-end Nvidia graphics card can run almost all of the latest games fluidly with max settings. Of course, at this point the laptop does not run quietly or coolly. The power consumption is quite a lot higher than that of all-rounder notebooks which use ULV hardware. The AHVA panel offers great viewing angles and an acceptable brightness and contrast. We like the slim case which offers the user easy maintenance options in the form of a removable bottom panel.

Overall, we believe the C405 can run games at a higher fps than its predecessor, although it achieves this result with higher emissions and power consumption. In all other areas, it is quite similar to the C404.

Schenker XMG C405 - 03/18/2015 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
78 / 98 → 80%
Keyboard
81%
Pointing Device
85%
Connectivity
67 / 81 → 83%
Weight
65 / 10-66 → 98%
Battery
84%
Display
86%
Games Performance
96%
Application Performance
93%
Temperature
70 / 95 → 74%
Noise
58 / 90 → 64%
Audio
50%
Average
76%
82%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2015-03-24 (Update: 2018-05-15)