PC Specialist Vortex IV X780 Laptop Review
Published: 23rd September 2013 | Source: PC Specialist | Price: £1449 |
The hyper-threading Core i7-4700MQ runs at a good clip, just shy of 3.2GHz at maximum performance. Certainly enough to give us plenty of CPU heft to keep the nVidia GTX780M running flat out. It's enough to give us a very healthy 6.5 CPU Pts in CineBench, which isn't bad at all for a mobile CPU. The Kingston memory is a zippy CAS9 offering which is nice to see from Laptop RAM, even if it's only 1600MHz the sheer volume, 16GB, will keep disk access to a minimum.
As you'd expect from a 4th Generation Intel CPU there is the integrated HD4600 graphics to help extend your battery life as long as possible in non-intensive applications. For the gaming side of things the GTX780M runs at a fair clip and should provide very good 3D performance.
Crystal Disk Mark
Having established that the CPU and memory are good, and that the graphics options are splendid, the next possible bottleneck is the storage, but the Vortex IV has a Kingston V300 SSD which has great read performance and fairly average write performance.