Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

T490 & T590 - First Look (review, benchmarks)

Q: T490 & T590 - First Look (review, benchmarks)

This review in regards to the next Generation T series from Lenovo.

The machine I tested is based on a Intel i7-8565U 8th Generation Whiskey Lake 1.8GHz quad-core CPU. It came with 16 GB of DDR4 memory and a bright 14? QHD(2560 x 1440) with Dolby Vision 500 nit IPS screen. The screen I got according to HWiNFO64 is Model LEN40AE with a Monitor name of B14QAN02.0. It looks to my naked eye as the same as my X1 Yoga 3 screen with Dolby Vision. It?s a very nice screen. This screen does not support touch. The side bezels have shrunk(see pictures below).

As for graphics. It came with a Intel UHD Graphics 620 and Nvidia GeForce MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 memory.

For connectivity it came with 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, 1 USB Type-C, 1 HDMI 1.4, 1 Thunderbolt 3, a MicroSD Card reader and 1 Audio Jack. An interesting feature on this laptop that I personally have not seen before is the left side USB C port can charge other USB C devices. It can output 5V at 1.5A. I personally have not been able to try this. The Thunderbolt 3 USB C port can also output 5V at 1.5A PLUS it can charge another laptop using P to P 2.0 charging function. I was not able to test this feature either.

For Networking the T490 came with a Intel AC 9560 and mine came with a Fibocom L850-GL and Bluetooth 5.0. It also included a Full size ethernet port.

For Docking it supports Thunderbolt 3 Dock, Side Mechanical Dock and USB 3.0 Dock.

For Storage Lenovo equipped this machine with a KXG6AZNV512G TOSHIBA SSD. There is no more 2.5 inch storage option.

Rounding it out my T490 came with a normal Webcam and a IR camera that supports Windows Hello. It logs me in much easier than the fingerprint reader on my X1 Y3. It also came with a dual array far-field microphone, NFC, smart card reader as well.

Battery size is 50Wh. I have not had a chance to test battery life yet. With the included Type-C 65W charger it supports RapidCharge.

My initial impression of this machine is extremely positive. It feels very well built. Trackpoint works great/better than on my X1Y3. The default trackpoint settings right out of the box worked fine. The top cover does not seem to get smudged as easily as on my Yoga. I feel on my Yoga i have to keep wiping it down. I set up Windows Hello easily with the IR camera. It also comes with the Think Shutter camera cover. No more tape for me! Unlike before you can get IR camera and ThinkShutter at the same time. I turn on laptop and it logs me in quickly and without fuss unlike using the fingerprint reader on my Yoga. Sorry for all the references to my Yoga. It's been my daily driver since i got it last year.

I really like the screen on this laptop. There were no dead pixels and the screen was uniform to my naked eye. Its very bright and with great colors. Not washed out like on my TP25. In my office I typically have it set to 50% brightness. Based on screen resolution and the size of the screen I set it at 150% scaling. According to the spec sheet there are 6! Screen options. Mine came with the WQHD IPS display with Dolby Vision 500nit screen. Other options will be 14? HD screen (250 nit), 14? FHD IPS(300 nit), 14? FHD IPS Touch (300nit), 14? FHD IPS with PrivacyGuard(400 nit), 14? Low Power FHD IPS (400 nit) and finally the one I got 14? WQHD IPS with Dolby Vision (500 nit).

Keyboard feels good like all the Thinkpads I have had in the past. Anytime I use another company's laptop it just reminds me of how great Thinkpad keyboards are.

It has up to 16 GB memory soldered and you can add up to 32GB DDR4 SODIMM in the available socket for a total of 48 GB. Mine came with 8GB soldered and 8GB in the slot

Below are some Benchmarks I ran along with pictures of the laptop.

While I am typing this review the fan never comes on. Stays around 39 degrees Celsius to 41 degrees Celsius.






During the running of the benchmarks the fan spun up but went back to off within 2 minutes of ending the benchmarks except for Furmark which took about 5 minutes for fan to turn off. The machine never felt hot even on the bottom unlike on the X1 Y3.

On a side note during the short time I have had the laptop when I turn off the laptop I lost no power over 3 days and only 2% the next 4 days. This for me is a huge improvement over the X1Y3 where I lose 1-3% daily even when shutdown.
Overall I really like the laptop. Its fast, quiet and cool running. Its also light weight. Spec sheet shows weight starting at 3.23lbs/1.46kg. I weighed mine and the laptop came in at 1496g based on my configuration and the charger came in at 313g.

Anyone wanting a laptop that has a great keyboard, screen and quiet will like this laptop. From what I understand it will be available for sale in June of 2019.

If anyone has any questions feel free to ask. I will do my best to answer.

Mod edit: A post with the T590 information and photos is on the 2nd page

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: T490 & T590 - First Look (review, benchmarks)

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: T490 & T590 - First Look (review, benchmarks)

Thank you for your review. The T490 seems to be a really good laptop.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 100

This review in regards to the next Generation T series from Lenovo.  
 
The machine I tested is based on a Intel i7-8565U 8th Generation Whiskey Lake 1.8GHz quad-core CPU.  It came with 16 GB of DDR4 memory and a bright 14? QHD(2560 x 1440) with Dolby Vision 500 nit IPS screen.  The screen I got according to HWiNFO64 is Model LEN40AE with a Monitor name of B14QAN02.0. It looks to my naked eye as the same as my X1 Yoga 3 screen with Dolby Vision.  It?s a very nice screen. This screen does not support touch.  The side bezels have shrunk(see pictures below).
 
As for graphics.  It came with a Intel UHD Graphics 620 and Nvidia GeForce MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 memory.
 
For connectivity it came with 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, 1 USB Type-C, 1 HDMI 1.4, 1 Thunderbolt 3, a MicroSD Card reader and 1 Audio Jack.  An interesting feature on this laptop that I personally have not seen before is the left side USB C port can charge other USB C devices.  It can output 5V at 1.5A. I personally have not been able to try this. The Thunderbolt 3 USB C port can also output 5V at 1.5A PLUS it can charge another laptop using P to P 2.0 charging function.  I was not able to test this feature either.
 
For Networking the T490 came with a Intel AC 9560 and mine came with a Fibocom L850-GL and Bluetooth 5.0.  It also included a Full size ethernet port.
 
For Docking it supports Thunderbolt 3 Dock, Side Mechanical Dock and USB 3.0 Doc... Read more

A:T490 & T590 - First Look

Thank you for your review. The T490 seems to be a really good laptop.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 93.6

Hi I have searched on Lenovo's pages and cannot find any documentation that confirms that "Thinkpad Ultra Dock" docking station (in my case 40AJ0135EU) is compatible with the latests T490(s)/T590(s) series. Does anyone know? ThanksKind regards

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64.4

Today marked the launch of AMD's new 300 Series graphics cards but truth be told, most everyone is waiting to see what kind of performance the upcoming Radeon Fury X can lay down. Some reviewers already have AMD's latest hardware...

Read more
 

A:Surprise! AMD shares internal Fury X benchmarks ahead of review embargo

They are 4GB of RAM short of the promise they made, but they are 10 miles ahead in their Red vs Green B.S.

I like green colours much better though
 

Read other 61 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 58.8

Hello forums, I captured 21 videos of different games and benchmarks of my ThinkPad X220 in order to help people who are interested to find out how much graphical performance the X220 has and if you can do light gaming with it and uploaded them to my YouTube channel. Have a look here. Ii hope they are helpful to make a decision for buying a used X220 :-) Best regards, Janni

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Hi, I am considering to buy the 4K version of one of these laptops. I have used the X1E but I am bothered by the fan noise even under BIOS 1.19. Do these laptops have noisy fan issues? Are they fully compatible with Linux right out of the box? I mean do all functions work right after installation of Linux without further work from the user? How is the battery life? Thanks. 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.8

This review in regards to the next Generation T series from Lenovo.  
 
The machine I tested is based a Intel i7-8565U 8th Generation Whiskey Lake 1.8GHz quad-core CPU.  It came with 16 GB of DDR4 memory and a bright 14? QHD(2560 x 1440) with Dolby Vision 500 nit IPS screen.  The screen I got according to HWiNFO64 is Model LEN40AE with a Monitor name of B14QAN02.0. It looks to my naked eye as the same as my X1 Yoga 3 screen with Dolby Vision.  It?s a very nice screen. This screen does not support touch.
 
As for graphics.  It came with a Intel UHD Graphics 620 and Nvidia GeForce MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 memory.
 
For connectivity it came with 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, 1 USB Type-C, 1 HDMI 1.4, 1 Thunderbolt 3, a MicroSD Card reader and 1 Audio Jack.  An interesting feature on this laptop that I personally have not seen before is the left side USB C port can charge other USB C devices.  It can output 5V at 1.5A. I personally have not been able to try this. The Thunderbolt 3 USB C port can also output 5V at 1.5A PLUS it can charge another laptop using P to P 2.0 charging function.  I was not able to test this feature either.
 
For Networking the T490 came with a Intel AC 9560 and mine came with a Fibocom L850-GL and Bluetooth 5.0.  It also included a Full size ethernet port.
 
For Docking it supports Thunderbolt 3 Dock, Side Mechanical Dock and USB 3.0 Dock.
 
For Storage Lenovo equipped this machine with &n... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 47.2

Probably it is not a right place to write a feedback for laptop specs, but I want my voice to be heard. I own T460s laptop and was willing to upgrade to t490s or next year model. What I value most in my t460s is full-size ethernet port, plenty of USB ports, full-size SD card reader. The only thing that I do really miss is high quality FullHD display with good enough brightness - when I take my laptop to vacation, I can't work even inside in a shadow if sun is shining through a window in my room - I can barely see anything on a screen. But with recent "upgrade" of T490[s] design, I see I no longer have a laptop that would suit me:t490s - not an option anymore, as it lacks full-size ethernet port and SD card reader.t490 - it also lacks SD card reader (probably I can live with it), but it doesn;t have an option of 400 nits screen that is available for 490s. So, to sum up, t490 could become an alternative for former t4X0s users, but this model is still considered as a "cheaper" variant and doesn't have an option for good screen (QuadHD is not needed on 14'' and would only draw more processing power). SD cards are also very convenient - all DSLR cameras using SD cards, and it is very inconvenient to force users to get a lot of adapters. There are a lot of other laptops with slim design that could be preferred over thinkpads. But thinkpads strength is availability of ports that are needed for business needs. Very disappointed...

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

Hello Everyone,I have searched for a post like this before but haven't found anything that relates specifically to the T490 that just came out. I just received this barely a week ago and love the laptop except for one thing, I can't have the speakers on without a significant high pitched hissing noise. It goes away when they a muted, so there has to be something specifically going on with the audio components when powered. Makes this noise no matter if in bios or windows. Since my laptop is under warranty I am going to reach out to support and see what they offer as a solution. Regardless, I wanted to post here and see if anyone else is having this issue with the recent T490's or if my case is a one off. I will also post updates on what support suggests/provides as a solution. Thanks for reading!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46

Hello, I got a T490 with Synaptics Touchpad. Sadly the touchpad does sometimes abort my gestures or just not recognize my clicks. I sent it back to the vendor who sent me immediately a replacement device. The replacement device has exactly the same problems. It's not useable without a mouse because it drives me insane. Is someone else having the same problems? Is there a fix?I tried updating bios, updating touchpad drivers, uninstalling touchpad drivers and reinstalling windows Somehow with Ubuntu the touchpad works better but I can not determine the problem with windows and also I have to work with windows.I think I'm sending it back this weekend and search for a producer who can sell a notebook for 1600? with a working touchpad.Very dissapointing because without the not working Touchpad I would be very happy with the device.
 
Mod:  edited Subject line with problem description after moving post

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.6

Hi I have a Dell Precision T490 with the GU083 motherboard. I have upgraded to dual x5355 and 32gb of ram. Upon my upgrade I found that the workstation was running hot with the ideal temp of the cpu at 50 degrees Celsius. So I installed dual 80mm fans blowing hot air out through the back. Even with these the temp of the CPU under load is still around 80 degrees. So i kept it under low load and was able to run without issues for about a week.
After a few days I started to get ram issues whereby only 16gb of the installed 32gb is usable. The situation got really bad yesterday with system restarts under low loads. I'm lost to find the cause. Could my power supply be going out? or is the motherboard otw out too? Your help would be greatly appreciated. 
Thank you

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Hiyas, I recently purchased 3rd party memory (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H4XNNXK/) that matches this computers specs, but the computer powers on and sits at a black screen.  I then purchased "compatible" memory, according to both Crucial's website and Amazon's website: https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/thinkpad-t490/CT14628403 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019FRBHZ0/but this is also booting to a black screen. I talked to Lenovo tehnical support who told me I have to buy a module from the Lenovo store. They're $350 there. Does anyone know of any third-party 16gb modules that work in this laptop for the normal price of around $100?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

Trying to install Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility on my new T490, but it's giving the error:"Attempted to install on unsupported platform." during the install.Anyone ever see or have any advice? I'm attaching the log file of the install.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

I just got a new laptop and was wondering what kinds of benchmarks would be good to make sure it performs as well as it should. I'd like to know how to compare it to similarly configured laptops in games and multimedia applications.

Also, is there a way for me to see the make of RAM I have. I know how to find out the amount, but it never says the manufacturer.
 

A:Benchmarks

A quick search for laptop benchmark came up with this CNet page. It shows how they benchmark their laptops, and what programs they use to do it. Worth giving a quick read, at least.

To find out the make of your ram, you can run CPU-Z. It's free, you can download it by clicking the link under 'latest version' in the top left corner of that page. When you run it, click the SPD tab, and it will show vendor information, if it's possible to show it for your system. Some RAM manufacturers don't show, I think. Otherwise, you could just open your memory access panel on your laptop, and take the sticks out (while the laptop is off, of course), there should be a sticker or model number or something on them. Put the number into Google and see what comes up. Good luck!
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

Hello, Everyone I was wondering how do my benchmarks add up if they are strong or weak in performancew for the last few days i was using msi kombuster but with crappy results ussually round 3464 tottal score

This was bugging me for a few days wondering why my card sucks so much im running a hd 5770 now that i discovered a more updated version of msi kombuster these are my new results can someone tell me if good or bad i just did one test not even in full screen next test will be the 1680/1050 full screen im submitting the first three shots and from there i hope to hear some feedback i also couldn't adjust the first resolution it went back to those setting

Thank you in advanced

A:My Benchmarks

Good scores. I have to admit, the 5770 is a better card than the 260 in a lot of ways, but its driver support was so bad that I returned the card out of being sick of it...

Other than that, looks like its doing good.

~Lordbob

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

Long before receiving a P72, I had hoped to have been able to view some benchmark results prior to the purchase decision.  In an effort to begin that discussion here, I ran a couple of benchmark tests using MAXON Cinebench and OTOY OctaneBench on a P72 with these selected specs: Lenovo P72Intel Xeon E-2186M 6 Core ProcessorNvidia Quadro P5200 16 GB17.3? UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) wide gamut display64 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (Non-ECC)2 x 2 TB SSD (Raid 1 Mirrored)2 TB 5400 RPM HDDWindows 10 Pro for Workstations https://www.maxon.net/en/products/cinebench/ https://render.otoy.com/octanebench/ I am posting screenshots of the results based on a fresh, out of the box unit, with no tweaking.  All current Windows updates and Lenovo hardware driver and utility updates are installed, and very little else other than Firefox, X-Rite i1Profiler calibration utility, and the benchmark applications. If you have a P72, feel free to post your own specs and benchmark results for comparison purposes.  To my eyes anyway, some of these scores represent in large part why I chose to give the P72 a try as I was seeking the utility of speed and power over extreme portability.  However, due to no Lenovo sRGB compatibility mode and poor internal speaker placement, I am struggling to justify keeping the unit.  Still, if you're after raw power, and can put up with various workarounds like ditching the Windows OS, using only color managed applications, or relying on ... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

Yay, installed my 7600GT (Waiting for affordable DX10), and I just finished my series of benchmarks, and was very satisfied!

3DMark 2001SE Default Settings
3DMark 2006 Default Settings
Aquamark3 Default Settings
Counter-Strike: Source 1024x768 4xAA Highest Everything (Full HDR)
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast 1024x768 6xAA Highest Everything (Full HDR)
Specs:
Core 2 Duo E6300 Stock w/ Scythe Ninja HSF
eVGA 7600GT Stock
2x1GB pqi Turbo DDR2-667 Cas-4

Opinions?
 

A:The Benchmarks are in!

I thought you had your Core 2 Duo overclocked.....
 

Read other 38 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

hi there,
can u plz give me the link from where i can download benchmark programs like 3D-mark or other gaming benchmarks????
thanks in advance.
 

A:where to download benchmarks?

just google for the program u want and u will find it.

http://www.google.com/
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

Source: Dishonored 2: PC graphics performance benchmark review - PC VGA Graphics card guide

Dishonored 2 has this pre-order thing that allows you to play a day early, and so guru3d (and maybe a few more outlets, we'll see) benched it.
Quality settings

The benchmark is done on
the eight-core Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition with Haswell-E based setup on the X99 chipset platform. This setup is running tweaked at 4.30 GHz. Next to that we have energy saving functions disabled for this motherboard and processor (to ensure consistent benchmark results). We use Windows 10 all patched up. Each card runs on the same PC with the same operating system clone.The drivers are:
GeForce cards use the latest 375.76 driver (download drivers).Radeon graphics cards we used the latest AMD Radeon Crimson 16.11.3 Driver (download drivers).

1080P
1440P
4K
VRAM

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

Hi techspot,

The Holiday season is coming up once again and the new game titles are rolling out and with benchmarks following...but where is my setup on the list?

http://www.techspot.com/article/128-call-of-duty-5-gpu-performance/page3.html

This is the article I was reading prior to posting. I had realized I've been away from the hardware world for too long and haven't been following the latest releases and comparison to my hardware since the release of the nvidia 8xxx series.

Take this article's test system

Test System Specs: Hardware
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 (LGA775) 3.00GHz
- x2 Kingston HyperX 2GB PC3-14400 Module(s)
- ASUS Rampage Extreme (Intel X48)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- Gigabyte GeForce 9500 GT (512MB)
- Gigabyte GeForce 9600 GSO (384MB)
- Gigabyte GeForce 9600 GT (512MB)
- Gigabyte GeForce 9800 GT (512MB)
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTS (512MB)
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTX (768MB)
- Palit GeForce 9800 GTX+ (512MB)
- ASUS GeForce 9800 GX2 (1GB)
- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 260 (896MB)
- ASUS GeForce GTX 280 (1GB)
- Radeon HD 4650 (512MB)
- Palit Radeon HD 4670 (512MB)
- ASUS Radeon HD 3850 (512MB)
- ASUS Radeon HD 3870 (512MB)
- Palit Radeon HD 4850 (512MB)
- ASUS Radeon HD 4870 (512MB)
- VisionTek Radeon HD 3870 X2 (512MB)
- Palit Radeon HD 4870 (1GB)
- ASUS Radeon HD 4870 X2 (2GB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
- Intel System Driver 8.4.0.1016
- Nvidia Forceware 180.43 Beta
- ATI Catalys... Read more

A:Where's my graphics on benchmarks?

your card performs below all those cards on high resolution and high settings. And a little better than the 9500 gt on low to med.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

I stumbled upon a site that supposedly shows the Benchmarks of Pascal

If this is what were looking forward too i am keeping my 980's for a very long time

Nvidia Pascal GTX 1080, 1070 1060 Benchmarks Leaked - 3DMark 11 Performance Entries Spotted

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

Hi All----I'm really happy with my computer----maybe, i think, I guess but I'm really not sure. Where can I benchmark it and compare to same or similar other systems? If it compares favorable, then I'm definitely happy and if it doesn't I'll fix it or upgrade.
 

A:compare benchmarks

Try SiSoftware Sandra. It has good benchmarking sets.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4930K,Notebook P570WM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4930K,Notebook P570WM

A:couple benchmarks

Very good scores

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

A couple of weeks ago I tried unsuccessfully to install Visual Studio 6 on my XP Home SP2 box. Since then, the performance has been poor. One thing probably has nothing to do with the other but that's when I started to notice that Firefox took 10 to 15 seconds to load and the XP splash screen stayed up longer on a reboot. I've defragmented and run and error check on the hard drive and it has no bad sectors. This evening I downloaded FreshDiagnose and benchmarked the read and write speeds of the hard drive. The read speed is excellent -- over 200 MB/s but the write speed is pathetic -- 3.47 MB/s. This is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320 GB SATA-II drive (the parallel recording technology.)

The CD benchmarks are pretty low too. I have a Memorex 16X DL DVD+-RW but the read speed is 3.67 MB/s.

These are all connected to Gigabyte 965SP motherboard having a Pentium D 3.4 gHz processor. Not overclocked and the temps and fan speeds are within normal ranges.

Any ideas? Thanks.
 

A:System Benchmarks Too Low

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

Hi everybody.
this is my first post on TechSpot...
and I`d like to ask a question(or two or three):what about the x1950pro AGP?
anybody seen it work?
benchmarks?
avalability?(europe/germany)
will it really be coming?
Have I spent 200.-? on the wrong card?([email protected])
 

A:x1950pro AGP!anyone seen any benchmarks?

Funny thing, we were just discussing this in the Socket 478 thread in the cpu/chipset forum.

I don't believe there is any hard data on this and it's likely just a rumor right now. Similar rumors occurred when Diamond made a typo on their website and listed an X1800 as AGP when it was a cut/paste job overlooked from an X800 HTML page they modified for the X1800.

I'd imagine hkpc or Tom's/Anannd's will get some solid info should there actually be any hint of an AGP based X1950. For now, it looks like the X1650 series will get the best chance of an AGP flavor.. but the X1950 is still only "rumor" material as I know of no local oem's with even so much as a future SKU or partner hint for the units.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

Im running Crysis on a Dual Core E4500 at stock 2.20ghz on an ASUS P5QL MB and BFG 9600 GT OC Edition. DX9 on XP SP3 with 4 Gigs of Corsair RAM.

Completed All Tests

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>>--SUMMARY--<<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

1/2/2009 9:27:20 AM - XP

Run #1- DX9 1024x768 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Last Average FPS: 43.21

Run #2- DX9 1280x720 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Last Average FPS: 38.00

Run #3- DX9 1280x1024 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Last Average FPS: 32.54

Run #4- DX9 1400x960 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Last Average FPS: 32.50


Just wondering if this is lower or higher than expected for this type of system.

Thoughts/Advice welcome!
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

I just upgraded due to a PIII 450MHZ chip ceasing to function. I went to a PIII 650E chip on the Gigabyte GA-6VXE+ motherboard. I had the same motherboard with the PIII 450 and it was working fine for about a year, and that upgrade was from a micro-ATX motherboard for more slots and higher max on the CPU upgrade. When I took the computer in to have it checked for not booting they originally thought it was the motherboard and replaced it with a new one, but later found that it was the processor. So the Gigabyte GA-6VXE+ motherboard and the PIII 650E chip are new. I had just re-formatted the hard drive for a fresh start and installed the normal programs and Norton Utilities 2000. Under the Norton UT 2000 system benchmarks my PIII 650 was getting fluctuating benchmarks from anywhere between 50.0 to 301.0. The computer's performance also coincided with whatever system benchmark that came up running slow with low system benchmarks and normal with the high benchmarks. I thought at first it may be the voltage supplied to the CPU but the motherboard is auto detecting voltage. I feel that I'm heading down the same road as my previous processor, and while everything is still under warranty, I want this taken care of as soon as possible. Can you help?
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

I was looking at this article that was comparing benchmarks of low-end processors. Generally they looked at Celeron, P4, Duron, and Athlon processors on the Anandtech website:

http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=1927&p=12

This test showed that the 1.6Gig Duron Processor and the P4 1.8A Gig Processor both out performed the Intel Celeron Processors. They only tested the one P4 Processor, and it was the cheapest one available on the market. I think a slower P4 processor would actually be a better buy, but Intel just does not make them. They would be a better buy than the Celeron's Available.

The Bottom line is a Celeron is not worth buying. They are basically junk. I think a 256k L2 Cache would significantly improve their performance. The present 128k L2 cache is just not large enough for the processor speed. So Buyer beware.
 

A:CELERON AMD P4 CPU Benchmarks

The 300a Celeron was the only worthwhile Celeron chip. It could OC to 450 & wasn't as crippled as the new versions have been ( slow FSB, small & crippled Cache, overall lackluster performance ).

For people that only use the PC for Office work, I guess it's not so bad. They don't heat much so they generally have very silent cooling systems.

Other then that, I don't see why anyone would want such a chip.
 

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

Curious about the relative performance of two of my computers, I have made the comparison using benchmark software I have on hand. Fresh Diagnose is the latest release, 5.80.

Here are the results:

Computer #1
Intel Celeron 500 MHZ
ASUS Motherboard
Ext. Clock 66 MHz

Fresh Diagnose Benchmark:
412 MWIPS
1538 MDIPS
Speed 501

Callmark BM System test:
2618
--------------

Computer #1
VIA Cyrex 667 MHz
Soyo SY-7ISA+ Motherboard
Ext. Clock 133 MHz

Fresh Diagnose Benchmark:

15 MWIPS
816 MDIPS
Speed 669

Callmark BM System test:
1728
------------------
Assuming these benchmarks are valid tests of system performance, is there something I can to improve the performance on the SY-7ISA+ system (Computer #2)?

I've set jumpers for the automatic detection of processor speed. What is the correct PCI clock setting and clock ratio for this processor? I'm using 133Mhz X5.

Does a Celeron processor provide improved performance over a similar speed VIA Cyrex?

Is there a better benchmark test for these systems? I believe Computer #2 should outperform Computer #1, but maybe I'm missing something.
 

A:Processor benchmarks

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

The purpose of this thread is to provide a download link for each benchmark currently in the benchmarks sub forum.
We will keep these up to date, but if you come across new versions please let us know.
Unigine Heaven (GPU)
Unigine Valley (GPU)
Unigine Sanctuary (GPU)
Unigine Tropics GPU
3D Mark Includes Fire Strike, Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, and Ice Storm(GPU+CPU)
3D Mark 11 (GPU+CPU)
3D Mark Vantage(GPU+CPU)
PC Mark 8 (System)
3D Mark 06 (GPU+CPU)
Catzilla (GPU+CPU)
Passmark Performance Test (System)
Cinebench (GPU+CPU)
Lost Planet 2(GPU)

This is a work in progress as we are recreating benchmarks here on TenForums. I also suggest you run at stock settings first, then if you OC you can compare

A:Links for Benchmarks

download from Guru3D.com

Lost Planet 2 Benchmark.
Pretty Good. DX9 & DX11

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

Hi everyone.
I`m out here hoping anyone could help me with my problem..
So. My R9 280X one day stopped working properly. It allows to launch the PC and use it. But when i launch any game it works until any 3D action happens. Couple of times i`ve launched GAUNTLET and saw a lot of ARTIFACTS in menu, whcih closes and exits to a desktop.
This happens with every game. It just laggs for a second or two (sound plays tho) And exits to Desk without any information.
Also All the GPU benchmarks Freeze after a few secs of work (sometimes whole PC so i have to restart it). I`ve noticed no exact GPU load or temperature numbers (it stays below 50-55).
But one benchmark (userbenchmark.com) managed to go through and showed extremely poor GPU results of ~10%(way below normal in 3D).
Also when i surf around on my pc quickly(swapping between windows and scrolling intensly) image freezes, turns black for a milisecond and goes back to normal condition as `twas. huh..
I`ve peeked into logs and it says AMDKMDAP stopped responding, which means drivers. (also there are some "kernel" errors if that mean anything..)
I used DDU and installed all kind of drivers which didnt help too. I reinstalled windows even.
Also radeon software shows a notification that it detected more than one displays connected while i`m using one.
I`ve swapped between VGA and HDMI. (before all these happened methinks i used both at the same time once, but i dont think its related.
MemTest didnt show anything to... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

I have seen postings about computers being slow. Are there any benchmarks that one can use to see if the computer is running as well as expected, given the RAM and the processor speed? Many thanks.
 

A:Speed benchmarks?

When people say there computer is running slow, they normally mean its running 'slower' than it used to and want to know why. This is normally down to spyware, background processes, fragged harddrive plus any number of things.

As for benchmarking, there are many types Dhrystone, Whetstone, PCMark, plus ones for graphics cards (3D mark), look at the following sites www.futuremark.com and www.sisoftware.net.

However be aware that whole subject of benchmarking is a bit more subjective, the same cpu on a different motherboard will give different benchmarks even though the cpu is clocked the same. So just because your setup doesnt give exactly the same as someone with 'apparently' the same setup, its not worth trying to track down why (all very clever electronic magic)! Oh and benchmarks do not always represent a true real-life performance.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

Geekbench is a free 32 bit benchmark utility (64 bit is a paid version, sry). It gives your PC a numerical score based on a number of factors. It's available for PC's, Mac's and Linux.

You can download the geekbench utility here: Primate Labs Geekbench

Download, run, create a profile and post your benchmarks in this thread.

Here's my geekbench result (total score 4041):

Here's the link to the results online: Geekbench Result Browser: Dell Inc. Dell XPS420

How does your system rate according to geekbench? Some of the fastest systems rate over 10k!

A:Geekbench - Benchmarks

Originally Posted by .Joe


Geekbench is a free 32 bit benchmark utility (64 bit is a paid version, sry). It gives your PC a numerical score based on a number of factors. It's available for PC's, Mac's and Linux.

You can download the geekbench utility here: Primate Labs Geekbench

Download, run, create a profile and post your benchmarks in this thread.

Here's my geekbench result (total score 4041):

Here's the link to the results online: Geekbench Result Browser: Dell Inc. Dell XPS420

How does your system rate according to geekbench? Some of the fastest systems rate over 10k!



I updated my geekbench score, and it's now 4050 (see my sig)

What's your score? Don't be shy, we don't bite

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

How do I go about improving a CIS score? I'm confused about the benchmarks. Is this just a list of recommended settings?
 

A:Belarc: CIS Benchmarks?

You'd need to change the settings that are shown as failing. They give a description of each, but don't mention where to change them though.
Many are set using the Local Security Policy tool, or the Group Policy Editor. Neither of which comes with XP Home. You can edit the registry directly to change settings though.

This link lists many of the registry keys that have to be edited directly, and lists the recommended settings.
For XP Home, the Group Policy Settings Reference spreadsheet can be searched for a specific setting to find the key to set in XP Home.

To set File permissions, you need to turn off simple file sharing (Control Panel | Folder Options | View, uncheck Use simple file sharing, last item). For XP Home, you'll need to reboot to safe mode to see the security tab, or download the two reg files from this post of Elvandil's. Be sure to run the undo reg file when done.

These are just recommendations, and are geared more for a business environment rather than a home environment. The Auditing settings for example, forcing users to change passwords, only allowing strong passwords, minimum length, etc, might not be useful at home.

My score has never been higher than 1.88.

HTH

Jerry
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

Dear frens, my request is a bit long but please dont get bored reading it. Any suggestions will be most welcome. I will acknowledge my results.

My system specs are on the bottom of this page.

1) what is th difference between the nforce4 AMD platform driver and the other AMD/INTEL X16 driver?

2)My A64 3500+ (manchester) 2.2 GHZ is OCed to 2.5 GHZ thru the bios and clockgen . Do i need 2 adjust any voltage, FSB etc etc settings? (am noob in OCing !!)

3) what GPU and CPU tempetature is ok for BFG 7800GT OC (OCed to 500/1150) Is it too high? Should i go to 450/1100? Please look in my system specs for hardware info.

4?is it ok to put my case (with the right panel removed ie motherboad backsite) directly on the airflow of my Room airconditioner (16 degree C) or am i harming my rig withj iths type of cooling??

5) when i run CPU benchmarks during 3dmark05 pro and 3Dmark06 pro
my rig crawls at only 0,1,2 fps. is it normal?

6) N just 1 more thing i ve posted my benchmarks below. what do u think of the results? Normal? High? or Low?
do post ur benchmarks also. i would love to see them !!

And ive got US $200 to spend! what upgrades do u recommend 4 my rig??


MY CONFIG IS

Athlon64 3500+manchester (OCed to 2500 MHZ)
ASUS A8NE nforce4 ultra MOBO
1 GB Corsiar dual channel DDR400
BFG 7800GT OC (OCed to 450/1100)
Stock cooling but 4 high speed ANTEC fans blasting on all sides of the GPU and kept directly on the airflow of my Room airconditioner... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

Its in German or Dutch or something, but shows a Clawhammer clocked at 800mhz beating a P4 clocked at 1600mhz, in 32bit applications

Anywayz here it is:
Some Clawhammer Benchmarks

Laterz
Cucumber
 

A:Some Benchmarks For The Clawhammer

Cucumber,

Interesting! Slower RAM & 1/3 the FSB too! :grinthumb

Intel has their work cut out for 'em & us consumers will hopefully see some big price cuts coming from them.

Looks like high Mhz isn't necessarily 'better'.

Thanks,
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.4

hi everyone
i could not find a post anywhere purely for heaven benchmark 2.1 score till now!!!
so i started my own.. :P

this is my score

A:post your heaven 2.1 benchmarks here...

This is my score below.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.4

As you can see I benchmarked a few browsers using the website 'PeaceKeeper'
Here are the results I got:
It was rather a shock to me when I saw Firefox so low, They need to get to work as they will soon be over taken by IE9!

What browser do you use and what are your thoughts on these results?

A:2011 Browser Benchmarks

Hi, D3LL!

My thoughts on benchmark results, when it comes to browsers, is that they're a great raw measure for developers but seldom translate to real world experience for users. Keep an eye on FF. You tested 4.0b8 and 4.0b10 is much faster, benchmark-wise. For my daily use, I've always found FF to be the fastest but this is an area that has been hashed out at least 100 times within these forums to varying levels of passionate degrees and vociferousness.

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.4

Previous Motherboard: Asus M3A78-T
OS: Win 7 x64
SSD: Kingston Technology Company - SSDNow Product Information - SSDNow V Series Drive 128GB ? 200MB/sec. read; 160MB/sec. write

When I FIRST got my SSD (with setup above) my benchmarks were pretty much at what the stated specs were...overtime it slowed down (no matter what i did, yes TRIM is on), to about 160MB/read...

I'm currently testing another motherboard (with same SSD, OS, all else same) the new motherboard is Foxconn A7DA-S...the motherboard is sent in from a warranty claim, anyways the bios that is on here is P02 which isn't even listed on foxconn's website (the oldest is P03)...The info says this bios is from 2008...anyways moving on..

With this bios/mobo + SSD, i'm getting 230MB/second benchmarks!!! WTF??? How can it go OVER the stated specs?

Just curious, I updated it to the newest bios, and right after the bios was updated I ran the benchmarks again, and it dropped back down to 160-170MB (same as the asus Board)....WTF?

So curious again...I "downgrade" the bios to the P02 one, and the benchmarks jump back up to 230MB/second...What is going on? Is this really happening? If so why?

Thanks!

I would like to add that the benchmark results are both with HD Tune and AS-SSD.

The results are similar for both (when one is 160MB, so is the other, and etc)

So I have to ask, am i REALLY getting 230MB/second sequential read right now? How is that even possible?

edit:

I like to add tha... Read more

A:SSD Benchmarks going OVER Rated Speeds!

I would reccomend doing some research on the benchmarking programs your using to see if others are satisfied with the reults then if so just accept your gains and be happy.
Fabe

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.4

Top 100 Overall Performance Results as tested by Passmark Benchmarking Software:

I can generate a custom report for those with a specific need. For example, maybe you are shopping for a new graphics card and you might want to know which graphic card has benchmarked the fastest using your existing CPU and motherboard. I can run a report and get you that information.

Cheers

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.4

The Top 100 3D Graphics Performers as Benchmarked by Passmark Software:

Cheers!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.4

I am hesitant between two choices, my decision will be based on the overall performance of the HDD
The two options are:

1-
Read - Write
Seq. 100 - 99
Rand 43 - 58
Rand 0.6 - 1.5
Rand 0.7 - 1.4

2-
Read - Wire
Seq. 35 - 30
Rand 34 - 31
Rand 6 -8
Rand 6.5 - 8

Which one should I expect better performance of?
The use of the PC will be based on normal operational, rare huge files transfers.. but general office apps and some other apps and internet browsing, music, videos... etc

the Rands are respectively;
512K
4K
4K QD32

A:Most significant field in HDD Benchmarks

What's Rand?

What's "Read - Wire"?

What's QD32?

What benchmarking application are you using to get those figures?

What's the brand, model, and size of the 2 hard drives in question?

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.4

Hi all, I'm kinda new here, long time reader, first time poster, all that. Anyway, I have a problem maybe someone can help me with...

I just built a new system. It has a FX 5500 (256) in it to hold me over till I can get the 6800 UEE. Anyway, after getting the system put together and up and running and all that I decided to do some benchmarking to see how it was running and to compare it to my old system. Here are my specs:

Old System:
AMD XP 1800+
1 GB 133 Mhz RAM
Geforce Ti 4200 (128mb)
Windows XP Pro
DirectX 9.0c

New System:
AMD 64 3400+
2 GB Kingston HyperX Low Latency 400 Mhz RAM
eVGA Geforce FX 5500 (256mb)
Windows XP Pro
DirectX 9.0c

(Those should be all the pertinent specs, anything else needed I can provide on request)

Now here's my benches:

Old System:
3DMark01: 7,470
3DMark03: 1,359
Aquamark: 15,227
FFXI Benchmark Utility: 2245-High 2820-Low

New System:
3DMark01: 7,713
3DMark03: 1,538
Aquamark: 9,243
FFXI Benchmark Utility: 2035-High 3601-Low

As you can see my new system FAR out powers my 2 year old system, yet the benchmarks are minimally better, or even lower in some cases...

I've updated all of my drivers and everything, have exhausted everything I can think of trying, anyone out there ever experienced this problem or have any suggestions as to what could be holding the new system back?
 

A:New System... Horrid Benchmarks...

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.4

Hardware Canucks has an interesting article on the GF100 and how it will probably fare against the HD 5870. While this is still all speculation, it seems that the GTX 480 as it will be called will definitely beat the HD 5870 but fall short against the HD 5970. ATI will hang on to the performance crown for now while Nvidia will again have the fastest single GPU. I don't expect the GTX 480 to be cheap. Most likely boards will cost in the area of $499 and possibly higher with the expected high demand for the product. With the HD 5870 positioned at approx. $400, ATI would not have to lower it by much to have it remain competitive. I still think we will see a price cut by ATI as soon as GTX 480 launches.
 

A:GeForce GTX 480 benchmarks vs. HD 5870 here

Bit late with that news.
There's 40+ reviews out at the moment including HC's.
The Cliff's notes version:
HD 5870 wins in Wolfenstein (5%), Left 4 Dead (10%).
Both cards equal in Mass Effect 2, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
GTX 480 wins in Dark Void (20%), GTA 4 (20%), NFS:Shift (10%), WoW:Wrath of the Lich King (30-35%), Resident Evil 5 (5-10%), Just Cause 2 (20%), HAWX (10-20%), Dawn of War 2 (5-15%), Crysis Warhead (10-30%), CoH: Opposing Fronts (15%), Battleforge (25%), Mass Effect (5-6%), Left 4 Dead 2 (10-20%), Far Cry 2 (25-35%), Dragons Age: Origins (5-6%), Call of Duty:World at War (30%), Batman:Arkham Asylum (no PhysX) (6%), World in Conflict:Soviet Assault (30%), Alien v Predator (30%), Metro 2033 (20+%), DIRT 2 (0-15%), Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2 (0-20%)

Games that had either card winning the fps battle dependant upon IQ and test regime: STALKER:Call of Pripyat, Battlefield 2 Bad Company, Anno 1404, Crysis.

Percentages are approximate and only include tests carried out at 1680x1050 and above with AA and AF enabled if available in the game console (or forced through ATI/nV console), since as a system builder it's reasonable to expect that any potential customers for either card are not likely to game at a lower resolution.
Regardless of percentages, both these cards are more than capable of chewing through virtually any game thrown at them....as are a few other lower priced options.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.4

It seems that after the 3dmark initial accusations and the subsequent makeup with nVidia, that further issues have arisen. See the following link for a full explanation

http://www.tech-report.com/etc/2003q2/3dmurk03/index.x?pg=1Click to expand...
 

A:Nvidia Cheating on Benchmarks Again?

Link again

http://www.tech-report.com/etc/2003q2/3dmurk03/index.x?pg=1
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.4

Our AMD rep gave us the green light to post some preliminary benchmarks of the HD4870s in single and CrossFireX setups. We have the stats on our forums, check it out!

It certainly looks promising for the Reds considering the pricepoint they are offering their HD4800 series cards.
 

A:Early benchmarks for the HD4870 are out

Whoops, realized that the thread title said "3870". The cards are actually the new 4870s. Darned "3" and "4" are easy to hit by mistake.
 

Read other 3 answers