Our AVADirect Clevo P270WM Specifications:
Performance and Benchmarks
The performance section of a review is what most gamers care about and it's also the one area where resellers can distinguish themselves. AVADirect certainly got things started on the right foot by including the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M graphics and Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition six-core processor. The processor is also a major contributor to the price of this notebook, as the processor alone costs roughly $1,000.
Of course, the six-core Core i7-3960X processor (3.3GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.90GHz) is basically a desktop processor crammed into a notebook. General system performance for basic productivity is nothing short of fantastic and the CPU's integrated memory controller with four channels of DDR3 1600 MHz delivers memory bandwidth up to 51.2 GB/s for data-intensive applications. Boot times and shutdown times are quick thanks to the 240GB SSD which is used as the primary Windows boot drive. A larger 750GB Seagate "hybrid drive" is used for additional storage and is almost as fast as the SSD for repetitive tasks where it can cache application data for quick retrieval.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M is the fastest notebook GPU as of this writing and our configuration of the AVADirect Clevo P270WM has two of these graphics cards in SLI configuration. The GTX 675M is based on last year's "Fermi" GPU core and is essentially a renamed version of the GeForce GTX 580M with higher core clock speeds.
This notebook has no trouble at all playing any 1080p HD video source and in-game frame rates are quite impressive as well. The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M delivers exceptional performance even on high settings with visually intense games. In-game frame rates for both Skyrim and Batman: Arkhan City peaked at approximately 70 FPS on high settings at native screen resolution (an average frame rate of 30 FPS is considered "playable"). NVIDIA also regularly updates the drivers for the GeForce graphics cards in order to deliver the best possible performance with the latest games, so it's possible the GTX 675M will deliver even better performance after a future update.
Wprime processor comparison results (lower scores mean better performance):
PCMark Vantage measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):
PCMark 7 measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):
3DMark Vantage measures video and gaming performance (higher scores mean better performance):
3DMark 11 measures next-generation video and gaming performance (higher scores mean better performance):
CrystalDiskMark storage drive performance results:
SSD boot drive
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