ASUS K50IN Series Notebook

Gaming Performance

3DMark05, 3DMark06, 3DMark Vantage  

3DMark06 has been around for a while now (well 4 or so years...), and despite being considered as more of a synthetic benchmark it can still give a good indication of general graphical performance. To be honest, we was planning on using 3DMark Vantage (the latest version) instead, but due to Vantage not supporting any of the K50IN's screen resolutions we had to settle for '06.


Call Of Duty 4 

Call of Duty 4 is somewhat of an old favorite among the editors here at Overclock3D. Unfortunately for a lot of our testing nowadays it has really started to show its age. However, being that the K50IN doesn't sport the latest hgh-end graphics card, using a game that's a few years old is probably a better option.




FarCry2 might well be considered a big of an optimistic choice for a no-frills notebook, but with every quality setting either turned off or set to its lowest option, it'll be interesting to see whether the DirectX 10 GPU in the G102M can actually cope with a DX10 game.

Result Discussion

Stop, stop, stop. It's like fingernails on a chalkboard. Despite the promising sounds of "GeForce", "512MB VRAM" and "DirectX 10" it's blatantly obvious that the ASUS K50IN with its Nvidia G102M GPU can't game at its native resolution for toffee. The now ancient Call of Duty 4 barely hit 20FPS even with AA turned off, and FarCry2 was so much of a slideshow even at its lowest settings that it felt like there should have been a handle on the side of the notebook to wind it up.

Let's move swiftly on to the conclusion.

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Most Recent Comments

15-02-2010, 12:00:19

You need a prize for "it felt like there should have been a handle on the side of the notebook to wind it up" as Line of the Week.

Excellent review and a handy little product for the price.Quote

15-02-2010, 12:42:18

I used to do line of the week...... might have to reinstate that old tradition.Quote

15-02-2010, 12:53:56

...and there I was thinking that the Heat results paragraph was going to earn me that award Quote

15-02-2010, 13:35:12

I did have to compose myself after reading that the first time!Quote

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