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Next I tested the notebook’s Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 in 3DMark 2001SE Pro and 2003 3.60.

3DMark uses a set of 3D scenes rendered by its own graphics engine to check the capabilities of a computer’s graphics subsystem.

 

The weak points of Intel’s integrated graphics become apparent here: the ASUS W6F has a four times lower 3DMark03 score! It looks preferable to notebooks with GMA 900 we’ve tested earlier, though, and the new core is indeed an improvement over the older version.

Next, I 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

This test gives more proof that the integrated graphics is much weaker than the discrete graphics controller.

The last graphics benchmark confirms the orientation of the ASUS W6F at business applications. Graphics Media Accelerator 950 just can’t cope with modern 3D applications, giving you a slide-show of a game.

 
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