Alienware M17x Laptop
Specification & Testing Software
Intel Core2 Extreme CPU Q9300 @ 2.53GHz
GeForce Driver 190.38 (Updated from version 179.85 using the DH Nvidia Mobility Modder)
Maximum Height 53.7mm/2.11 inches
Weight: 5.30kg (depends on Configuration)
After receiving the M17x the system was respawned to ensure a clean factory build was in place. All Windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, the hard drive was de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated).
Good Benchmarking Practice
DriverHeaven does not use benchmark scripts. We play the games for long periods of time on various levels and report any unusual findings we see. Then we record with FRAPS across several in game levels recording the averages. This is real world testing and is just how you guys will experience the game. Occasionally we might throw in a time demo as a further comparison, but we will note it.