Gaming laptops review: a benchmarking companion guide


For those interested in additional performance statistics for the computers in our comprehensive gaming laptop review, I've put together this handy supplementary post chock-full of charts, benchmarks, and frames per second. Unless otherwise stated, all gaming tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

PCMark 7 PCMarkVantage 3DMarkVantage
Razer Blade (Late 2012) N/A N/A N/A
Lenovo Ideapad Y580 3237 12,111 P10,171
Qosmio X870 2812 8,382 P12,383
Asus G75VW 5152 N/A P12,590
MSI GT70 N/A 14,766 P12,421
Samsung Series 7 Gamer 3781 10,956 P15,088
Alienware M17x N/A 14,518 P21,876
AVADirect Clevo P170EM 4161 9,692 P22,410

Max Payne 3 Borderlands 2
Razer Blade (Late 2012) high N/A
Lenovo Ideapad Y580 46fps, very high 44fps, high
Qosmio X870 54fps, very high 43fps, high
Asus G75VW 53fps, very high 47fps, high
Samsung Series 7 Gamer 67fps, very high 40fps, high + PhysX
Alienware M17x N/A N/A
AVADirect Clevo P170EM 80fps, very high + tesselation 56fps, high + PhysX

Battlefield 3 The Witcher 2
Razer Blade (Late 2012) low to medium medium 1600 x 900
Lenovo Ideapad Y580 43fps, medium 28fps, low
Qosmio X870 43fps, medium 34fps, low
Asus G75VW 43fps, medium 34fps, low
MSI GT70 33fps, high 30fps, low
Samsung Series 7 Gamer 40fps, high 36fps, medium
Alienware M17x 44fps, ultra 45fps, ultra
AVADirect Clevo P170EM 45fps, ultra 40fps, medium