Lenovo Erazer X700 PC Gaming Computer System Review


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Gaming System Testing Methodology

Lenovo’s decision to base the Erazer X700  on an Intel X79 platform is a little strange in 2013; the Core i7-3820 is a Sandy Bridge-era CPU, and we’re two generations beyond that now. I’ll run some CPU and gaming/graphics tests, and when possible I’ll include CPU performance results from a modern Haswell-based 4770K system.

Pressing the Overclock button on the system sets the CPU multiplier to 41x, effective at the next restart. Using Erazer Control Center, I was able to set the multiplier to 43x. I ran the CPU and system benchmark tests at stock, 41x, and 43x speeds.

The NVIDIA GTX660 graphics card in this system is a special OEM version that is different from the retail version. While the retail GTX660 has 2GB of memory, a 980MHz base and 1033MHz boost clock, and 6Gbps memory, the OEM version has 1.5GB of memory, and 823MHZ base clock and 888MHz boost clock, and 5.8Gbps memory. I don’t have a retail GTX660 to test against, but I wouldn’t expect the performance of this OEM card to be noticeably lower than the retail card except in benchmarks. However, since the OEM card has a different memory size than the retail card, you wouldn’t be able to configure an SLI system with the included card and a retail GTX660.

For a comparison on the graphics tests, I’ve included the results from my testing of the MSI GTX660-Ti Power Edition video card. The test system used an Ivy Bridge based Core i7-3770K CPU on an Intel DZ77GA-70K motherboard equipped with 8GB of DDR3-1600 memory at 9-9-9-27 timings. While the settings for each graphics benchmark were the same, remember that there’s a significant difference between these two versions of the GTX660 as well as the two CPUs.

CPU/System Benchmark Applications

  • AIDA64 v3.00.2500
  • SiSoft Sandra
  • PCMark 7 Pro v1.4.0
  • SPECViewperf 11
  • x264HD 5.0

Graphics Benchmark Applications

  • Unigine Heaven 3.0
  • Lost Planet 2.0
  • Metro 2033 benchmarks
  • Aliens vs. Predator benchmark


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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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