Gaming Tests
3DMark06

A reliable and popular benchmark, 3DMark06 can provide a good insight into overall gaming performance of a system.
 
ASUS K42F Arrandale Notebook Review - Westmere meets mobile - Processors 65

Obviously the G51J with its GTX 260M graphics card wins the bout here but the real key is to see how the new Arrandale graphics compares to the GPU on the GM45 chipset.  In the SM3.0 tests the Intel HD Graphics solution is about 75% faster and with the SM2.0 results it is about 55% faster than the chipset-based graphics solutions in a lot of notebooks today. 
 

Valve Source Particle Simulation

Valve released this particle simulation test a while back for benchmarking platforms and CPUs.

ASUS K42F Arrandale Notebook Review - Westmere meets mobile - Processors 66

ASUS K42F Arrandale Notebook Review - Westmere meets mobile - Processors 67

There is another big performance boost for the Core i5-540M CPU over the Core 2 P8700.


Valve Source Map Compilation

More of a developer test than gamer test, this benchmark is indicative of how long it takes a system to compile a map.

ASUS K42F Arrandale Notebook Review - Westmere meets mobile - Processors 68

ASUS K42F Arrandale Notebook Review - Westmere meets mobile - Processors 69

Again the Core i5-540M continues to impress!

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