The 3DMark benchmark uses 3D scenes rendered by its own engine to reveal the potential of the computer’s graphics subsystem:
It could have been predicted beforehand that the newer graphics solution from ATI would be head above NVIDIA’s graphics core irrespective of the power source. We’ll see the same in the rest of our graphical tests.
Next, we tested the sub-notebook in Quake 3 , in two modes:
- 640x480; 16 bit; Vertex Lighting; Low Detail; 16-bit Texture Quality; Bilinear Texture Filter
- 1024x768; 32 bit; Lightmap Lighting; High Detail; 32-bit Texture Quality; Trilinear Texture Filter
The notebooks have similar results at the low quality settings, but the Radeon Mobility X700 wins the test for the Ferrari at the higher settings. The results of the Acer Ferrari 4005WLMi are no worse than you get with some desktop gaming computers!
The results of the Unreal Tournament 2003 test confirm our point that the new Ferrari from Acer is quite a gaming computer.