Now for the tests! All the marketing fluff of the computer hardware aside, how does the new machine really perform? Freaking awesome, that’s how.
Windows Experience Index
Well, that’s what I get for not going for a solid state drive.
CPU Stress Temperature Testing
The DH-14 certainly does its job well, with idle temps hovering around 35C and peek temps around 48C.
Game Benchmarks: Starcraft 2
Plenty of performance to handle even the big 4v4 battles with every graphic setting at ultra with my 1440 x 900 monitor. Most 1v1 battles are over 60FPS, only dipping down to 30FPS in team games (2v2, 3v3, 4v4). Getting 70-100 FPS for macroing.
Benchmarking Program: Far Cry 2
Awesome performance on Far Cry 2, even on ultra settings it stays well above 60FPS.
Benchmarking Program: Heaven Benchmark
Cranked all the way up with Direct X 11, anti-aliasing at 8x, and 1440×900 resolution, handles quite well except a small glitch on stage 18 that makes it hang for a bit and ruins the min FPS measurement.