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Gateway P-6831FX User Review

Discussion in 'Notebook News and Reviews' started by lewdvig, Jan 18, 2008.

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  1. lewdvig

    lewdvig Notebook Virtuoso

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    I was playing around with the full version of Crysis today and here are soem more benchmarks - this is from the flyby:

    19/01/2008 5:29:34 PM - Vista

    Run #1- DX10 1400x960 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: Medium ~~ Overall Average FPS: 31.87
    Run #2- DX10 1024x768 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: Medium ~~ Overall Average FPS: 36.03
    Run #3- DX10 1024x768 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 25.64
    Run #4- DX10 1400x960 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 17.6
     
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    lewdvig Notebook Virtuoso

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    Run #1- DX9 1400x960 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: Medium ~~ Overall Average FPS: 30.425
    Run #2- DX9 1024x768 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: Medium ~~ Overall Average FPS: 33.27
    Run #3- DX9 1024x768 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 23.87
    Run #4- DX9 1400x960 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 17.32

    Same as above expect DX9 this time. I expected DX9 scores to beat the DX10 results.
     
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    parapudaw Notebook Guru

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    I was in BB today and man this is sexy! Btw, to the OP, did you get an extended warranty from BB? I mean if you have to upgrade the CPU of this beast should it void the original warranty and the extended one if any? Thanks for the review again. :)
     
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    lewdvig Notebook Virtuoso

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    Other than a couple of Apple's that went kaput on me right after the warranty ended, I have never experienced a hardware problem with a notebook. Including review samples and ones that I have bought, that is getting close to 100 notebooks.

    I am comfortable with the 1 year warranty. The CPU swap is not much harder than doing the same thing on a desktop. That will probably be the full extent of my mods. I won't overclock - that is not much fun when you can't improve the cooling.
     
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    morphy Notebook Deity

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    Nice review.
    In regards to the pic below, it does look like a fair amount of lightbleed.
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    However tho (looking at the large image), judging from the nature of the icons and the taskbar on the desktop it seems the pic was somewhat over saturated which in turn exaggerates the light bleed.

    I think normally that light bleed isn't as bad but the pic certainly made it look worse than it actually is. One can take a picture of a lcd that has horrible light bleed and make it look normal and vice versa.

    Just thought I mention that because taking accurate pics of lcds is not trivial.
     
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    lewdvig Notebook Virtuoso

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    Very good point. The picture was taken in the dark with a digital camera set to auto. It might have slowed the exposure.

    Any tips on how to take a better picture? I would like to update the article with a better shot.
     
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    lewdvig Notebook Virtuoso

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    171.16 drivers in Crysis:

    19/01/2008 8:23:29 PM - Vista

    Run #1- DX10 1400x960 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: Medium ~~ Overall Average FPS: 30.615
    Run #2- DX10 1400x960 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 17.645

    Not much of a change. Crysis is the only game that gives this PC a problem. I just bought STALKER and teh game is smooth with everything maxed out.

    Likewise, Oblivion is smooth set to Ultra High at native resolution.

    3dmark06 went down to 6800 with the new driver.
     
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    Whats the BEST CPU you can put in there?The best I could find so far is Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 Merom 2.4GHz Socket P 35W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80537T7700 - Retail......
     
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    lewdvig Notebook Virtuoso

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    You could put the extreme in here, but wait for the new CPUs in May.
     
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    morphy Notebook Deity

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    hmm I'm no pro by any stretch of the imagination...but I've taken some shots of lcds and turned out ok.
    Do you have manual mode? In the same conditions you took your earlier pics, try 1/6" or1/8", f3.5 or f3.2 (ISO 200, no flash). Use bracketing if the camera supports it.
     
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