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Lenovo Erazer X700 PC Gaming Computer System Review

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Graphics Benchmark Results

When I first started testing this system, I made a list of all the hardware specifications. I was confused by the GTX660 graphics card, which only had 1.5GB of VRAM. I was certain that GTX660s had 2GB. Visiting NVIDIA’s GeForce web page cleared things up: the Lenovo Erazer X700 uses a special OEM version of the GTX660, with less memory and lower clock speeds than the retail version.

For 1080P gaming, the loss of 512M of VRAM shouldn’t be an issue in most cases. However, the non-standard amount of memory will preclude using a retail GTX660 to set up an SLI system (and Lenovo didn’t include an SLI bridge anyway).

For graphics testing, I used Unigine Heaven 3.0, Lost Planet 2.0 Benchmark, and Metro 2033′s built-in benchmark test. Here are the specific settings:

Unigine Heaven 3.0: 1920×1080, high shaders, extreme tesselation, 8xAA, 16xaf

Lost Planet 2.0: 1920×1080, MSAA4x, all other settings “High”, Test B

Metro 2033: 1920×1080, DirectX11, very high quality, 4xAA, 16xAF, tessellation, DOF, “Frontline” scene, no PhysX.

Aliens vs. Predator: 1920×1080, very high textures, 4xAA, 16xAF, SSAO, Hardware Tessalation, advanced shadow sampling.

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Despite its less-capable graphics card and arguably slower processor, the X700 performance is very close to that of the Ivy Bridge-based system. The largest performance difference was 10% in the Lost Planet 2 benchmark

Lenovo FPS 3770K/MSI FPS Difference %
Heaven 3.0 33.4 36.7  9.9
Lost Planet 2.0 61.7 67.9 10.0
Metro 2033 23.7 23.9 0.8
Aliens vs. Predator 47.2 44.3 -6.1

So the Erazer X700 configuration I have is a more than capable gaming system at 1080p resolutions. I describe my overclocking experience with this system in the next section.


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1 comment

  1. Kzinti1

    Reminds me of my 1st computer. A Dell of some sort. Came with the original version of Windows XP Home Edition. I kept that lemon just long enough to learn how to build a real computer, then I gave it away.
    As in free. Non-gratis. And never, ever, mention to anyone I gave it to you, or ever owned it kind of a deal.
    At 1500 bucks less, this Lenovo would make a good stocking stuffer for a 3 year old you didn’t especially like. Like that red headed, left handed 3rd cousin everybody worries about.
    But, I’m being kind.
    Take the $1699 this thing costs, go to your favorite e-tailer and piece together whatever your money can buy, then build it. Many, many sites have builders guides to show you how. It’s way simple, educational and rewarding.
    You’ll be ecstatic that you did.

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