This is where the X460's weak memory bandwidth performance will come back to haunt it. Compared to the CoreHT, which is also using the Intel HD Graphics 3000 engine, the X-Slim X460 was 39% slower, rendering a meager 12.6fps when using the lowest possible in-game quality settings.
Having churned out 39.7fps in Far Cry 2, the X460 was still able to deliver playable performance despite being 22% slower than the Asrock Core HT.
MSI's notebook blasted through the Company of Heroes benchmark using the lowest possible in-game quality settings. With an average of 157.9fps, it was just 8% slower than the Asrock CoreHT.
We also witnessed playable performance in StarCraft II as the X460 delivered 43.2fps, about 12% slower than the CoreHT.
The X460 remained 17% behind the CoreHT in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 with an average of 37fps using the lowest possible in-game quality settings.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was quite a load for the X-Slim to handle as it barely delivered a playable framerate of 34.5.