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|Synthetic Tests||EliteBook 8460p||ProBook 6360b||ThinkPad X1||Envy 14||Asus N56VM (HD 4000)||Asus N56VM (GT 650M)|
|3DMark Score||5029 pts||3951 pts||3750 pts||6866 pts||7033 pts||9665 pts|
|PCMark Suite||7408 pts||5859 pts||7607 pts||6840 pts||7349 pts||8675 pts|
With the discrete GeForce GT 650M disabled, the Asus N56VM was forced to use the i7-3610QM’s Intel HD 4000 graphics engine. This resulted in a 3Dmark score of 7033pts and a PCmark score of 7349 pts.
This already made Asus N56VM was faster than any laptop we've tested in 3Dmark 06, while it was only slightly slower than the EliteBook 8460p and ThinkPad X1 in PCmark Vantage. However, with the GT 650M enabled the 3Dmark score increased by 37%, while the PCmark score was boosted by 18%.
|Application Tests||EliteBook 8460p||ProBook 6360b||ThinkPad X1||Envy 14||Asus N56VM|
|iTunes Encoding Test||72 sec||83 sec||75 sec||94 sec||65 sec|
|File Transfer Test|
|Small files||83 sec||78 sec||83 sec||80 sec||77 sec|
|Large file||65 sec||55 sec||62 sec||74 sec||57 sec|
The Asus N56VM's iTunes Encoding performance was impressive as the Core i7-3610QM took just 65 seconds, making it 10% faster than the Core i5-2520M in the EliteBook 8460p.
|Gaming Performance||EliteBook 8460p||ProBook 6360b||ThinkPad X1||Envy 14||Asus N56VM (HD 4000)||Asus N56VM (GT 650M)|
|Far Cry 2|
|1024x768 Medium||27.0 fps||26.2 fps||26.5 fps||--||43.3 fps||85.2 fps|
|Native Res, High||22.2 fps||17.9 fps||17.9 fps||--||20.5 fps||36.4 fps|
|1024x768 Medium||44.7 fps||14.7 fps||15.2 fps||--||31.2 fps||68.4 fps|
|Native Res, High||27.7 fps||10.7 fps||10.4 fps||--||17.6 fps||31.5 fps|
The Asus N56VM's gaming performance isn't anything to write home about when using the HD 4000 integrated graphics core, averaging 31.2fps at 1024x768 in StarCraft II and 43.3fps in Far Cry 2 at the same resolution. The EliteBook 8460p's Radeon HD 6470M was 43% faster. However, enabling the GT 650M improved the N56VM's performance by 119%, pushing the average frame rate to 68.4fps, though this plummeted to 31.5fps at the native resolution of 1920x1080.
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