Asus X550ZE-XX065D Review


Performance Benchmark

3DMark 2015

For 3DMark (2015) benchmark, I use several configuration (1x4GB RAM, 2x4GB RAM with Catalyst 14.12, and 2x4GB RAM with Catalyst 15.7) and using another 3DMark score for Intel + nVidia platform found in 3DMark website. For 3DMark benchmarking detail of this notebook, visit these website:

Sky Diver (For gaming laptops and mid-range PCs):
3DMark Sky Diver is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs. Use 3DMark Sky Diver to benchmark systems with mainstream graphics cards, mobile GPUs, or integrated graphics. It is especially suitable for DirectX 11 systems that cannot achieve more than single-digit frame rates in the more demanding Fire Strike test. Sky Diver is only available in the Windows editions at this time.
3DMark Sky Diver Benchmark
Performance gain from upgrading single-channel to dual-channel memory: 80%
For benchmarking comparison detail, visit: http://www.3dmark.com/compare/sd/3178707/sd/3178236/sd/2801077/sd/2804984

Cloud Gate (For Windows notebooks and home PCs):
Cloud Gate is a new test that is designed for Windows notebooks and typical home PCs. Cloud Gate includes two graphics tests and a physics test. Cloud Gate uses a DirectX 11 engine limited to Direct3D feature level 10 making it suitable for testing DirectX 10 compatible hardware. Cloud Gate is only available in the Windows editions of 3DMark at this time.
3DMark Cloud Gate Benchmark
Performance gain from upgrading single-channel to dual-channel memory: 42%
For benchmarking comparison detail, visit: http://www.3dmark.com/compare/cg/2878914/cg/2878469/cg/2526334/cg/2529668

Fire Strike (For high performance Windows gaming PCs)
Fire Strike is a showcase DirectX 11 benchmark designed for today’s high-performance gaming PCs. It is our most ambitious and technical benchmark ever, featuring real-time graphics rendered with detail and complexity far beyond what is found in other benchmarks and games today.
3DMark Fire Strike Benchmark
Performance gain from upgrading single-channel to dual-channel memory: 112%
For benchmarking comparison detail, visit: http://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/5335538/fs/5333555/fs/4067343/fs/4080178

Ice Storm (Cross-platform benchmarking for Android, iOS and Windows mobile devices)
Use 3DMark Ice Storm to compare low cost smart phones and tablets. Ice Storm includes two 720p Graphics tests to measure GPU performance and a Physics test to stress CPU performance. Ice Storm uses DirectX 11 feature level 9 on Windows. On Android and iOS, it uses OpenGL ES 2.0. You can compare scores across platforms.
3DMark Ice Storm Benchmark
Performance gain from upgrading single-channel to dual-channel memory: 7%
For benchmarking comparison detail, visit: http://www.3dmark.com/compare/is/3064981/is/3064445/is/2723995/is/2727922

Gaming Benchmark

Here are a few games for comparison
Gaming Benchmark
Performance gain from upgrading single-channel to dual-channel memory:

  • Skyrim: 33%
  • Tomb Raider: 35%
  • The Witcher 2: 79%

As we can see, upgrading from single-channel RAM to dual-channel will achieve significant boost to performance.

Next page for product showcase.

R. Bambang Widiatmoko

I'm an engineer and working in engineering consultant office. I have some experience in computer application in graphic design (CorelDRAW, Inkscape, GIMP), AutoCAD, and Office. I also like to read technology news.

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