Sager NP5793 Benchmarks and Gaming Performance

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Processor & Performance

Our test unit is configured as follows:

  • Screen: 17-inch WUXGA (1920×1200) glossy widescreen
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 (2.8GHz/6MB L2 cache/800MHz FSB) – 45nm Penryn
  • Video card: Nvidia GeForce 8800M-GTX 512MB
  • RAM: 4GB DDR2-667
  • Hard Drive: 160GB 7200RPM Seagate Momentus 7200.2 SATA
  • Optical Drive: 8X DVD Burner
  • Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
  • Wireless: Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4956AGN and Internal Bluetooth
  • Battery: 8-cell Li-ion

System Performance Benchmarks

Windows Experience Index

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Overall System Performance using PCMark05

Processor Performance Benchmarks

wPrime

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wPrime is a multi-threaded CPU test – it is similar to SuperPi but has a few more features. It is a much more accurate benchmark for dual-core CPUs. Please see our big comparison thread here.

Super Pi

SiSandra Arithmetic

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SiSandra Multimedia

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Rendering Performance using Cinebench 10

Cinebench Release 10 is the latest version of Maxon’s rendering benchmark, based on the Maxon CINEMA 4D animation software. It is designed to measure the performance of the processor and graphics card under real world circumstances. More information can be found at http://www.maxon.net/pages/download/cinebench_e.html

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Hard Drive Performance

HDTune 2.53

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The Seagate Momentus hard drive is fast as evidenced by this benchmark, and also nearly silent.

Gaming Benchmarks

Synthetic Performance using 3DMark06

The 8800M-GTX 512MB coupled with the Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 processor produced nearly 9,400 points in 3DMark06. Scores like these are unheard of in a single-GPU notebook.
Real-life Games

I ran three of the latest game titles on the NP5793 to test its performance. I followed the Vista tune-up guide in the forums to optimize the system prior to testing. I used Nvidia 167.44 drivers, which came preinstalled on the system. All FPS benchmarking with the exception of Crysis was done with FRAPS.

Crysis

This benchmark reflects the performance of the game run at all High settings at various resolutions. I installed the v1.1 patch prior to testing. I used the built-in benchmark to get the results.

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Benchmark results:

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Even the mighty GeForce 8800M-GTX is hit hard by Crysis. The game is playable but only barely at a 1600×1200 resolution. I imagine with somewhat reduced settings, the game could be much smoother. At a lower 1280×1024 resolution, the game is completely playable at high settings. With anything less than a GeForce 8800M-GTX, this game is not playable at anything more than 1280×800 on high settings, so the card’s showing is admirable. I benchmarked in both DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 modes and noticed no difference in performance nor visual quality.

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Unreal Tournament III

I benchmarked UT 3 with FRAPS on two different levels and three different resolutions.

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Benchmark results:

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The NP5793 and its powerful CPU/GPU combo tore through Unreal Tournament III with no problems. Gameplay was smooth, even at the highest resolution.

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Call of Duty 4

I also benchmarked Call of Duty 4 with FRAPS on two different levels and three different resolutions.

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Benchmark results:

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Even at the highest 1920×1200 HD resolution with 4X anti-aliasing, the 8800M-GTX had no problem churning out playable framerates. The game looked superb and I was more than impressed with the performance.

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Without a doubt, the NP5793 is an awesome performer. It proved to be a superb gaming machine and had excellent performance in all areas. The NP5793 truly is an impressive notebook.

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