Comparison of the M11xR1 to R3 - gaming performance.

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  1. Consi Pit

    Consi Pit Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm interested to see if any of the former holders of the R1 model , while the current owners of the R3 model could say whether the duo SB cpu + gt540m is much , much better in games than the C2D cpu and the gt335m .
    Is the difference is so large that it is worth considering replacing R1 to R3?
    It would be nice to see comparison like that :

    game x I had xx fps on R1 and I have now xx fps on R3 in the same level of settings :) .
     
  2. mohaa7

    mohaa7 Notebook Evangelist

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    I can only say that there is a HUGE different between gaming performance for R1 and R3.
    Although the difference is pretty much significant between R1 and R2, R3 is way more significant.
    Dual Core just cannot follow the 2nd Generation of i-series...
     
  3. Benchmade 42

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    R1 pinmodders will disagree in 3.2.1... just watch
     
  4. ajslay

    ajslay Overclocker, PC Builder

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    lmao exactly. there is olmost no difference at all. for me at least. if its a gpu based game, everythings going to run great, but if its a game that requires a little better cpu, then theres a slight difference.

    on my pin modded R1 iv never had a game lag. ever. and once i do the 2ghz mod, even better.

    im already beating R2's without a problem.
     
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    ajslay Overclocker, PC Builder

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    have you tested all 3?
     
  6. Skillman01

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    Wait guys then why they made a R3 if it plays almost like a R1? I thought the new GPU was a huge difference.
     
  7. mightymax86

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    its about a 20-25% improvement. but the drivers are still in an early stage. there is talk about a driver update coming that will increase the preformance of the 540m by a good amount :)
     
  8. ajslay

    ajslay Overclocker, PC Builder

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    thats wrong. its 10-15% better at best. but it is a slight upgrade.
    drivers wont make a huge improvement, unless theres something seriously wrong =P
     
  9. roxxor

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    I love how people just pull random numbers out of thin air and present them as facts.
     
  10. froogle

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    Agreed.

    There are some fairly simple facts to consider here that people aren't.

    Most users won't overclock/pinmod/try to turn their computers in a molten glob of goo. Seriously. I'm fairly certain that the majority of users will open the box, install software and just go.

    I haven't used an R3 (yet) but I'm also fairly certain then that the out of the box differences between an R1 and an R3 are sizable, especially if the R3 is sporting a Core i-7.

    Sure you can pinmod/overclock/claim your genitals are bigger than mine, but at the end of the day, most people simply don't care. The majority of vocal people on a forum like this are the obvious exception.
     
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