The notebooks both feature the discrete graphics core GeForce Go 7400, but with different core frequency, so we tested them in three versions of 3DMark: 3DMark 2003 3.6.0, 3DMark 2005 1.2.0 and 3DMark 2006 1.0.2.
3DMark uses a set of 3D scenes rendered by its own graphics engine to load the graphics subsystem in various ways.
Comparing the two graphics solutions from Nvidia in 3DMark 2003, we can see that the Lamborghini VX1 is indeed superior. However, the GeForce Go 7400 VX is under easier conditions here as the Lamborghini VX1 has two times more of system memory and this memory works in dual-channel mode.
The results of the notebook in 3DMark 2005 and 2006 are quite acceptable and will make points of reference for our upcoming reviews. The parameters of the graphics subsystems were set up for highest performance – that’s why their speeds don’t vary much between the different power modes.
Next, we tested the notebooks in two modes in Quake 3 :
- 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
And in one mode in Quake 4 :
- Overall Quality – High; Resolution – 1024x768; Format – 4:3; Multi-core Optimization – Yes. Other settings were left default
Like in the previous gaming tests, it is the Nvidia GeForce Go 7400 VX that is victorious here. We can’t evaluate the Lamborghini VX1’s results in Quake 4 as the demo record was written by ourselves and we will only be able to compare them with the results of other notebooks that we’ll test in our labs in the future. Note, however, that there is a small difference between the two power modes because the graphics card’s parameters were set up for maximum performance.