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Old 05-04-14, 12:56 AM   #3
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Default Re: Acer Aspire V3-772G-9460 Notebook

Results from PassMark's PerformanceTest with the Intel HD 4600 integrated graphics:

The "PassMark Rating" is a combination of the CPU, 2D, 3D, Memory and Disk Ratings, the bigger the number, the faster the computer. The exact formula for this calculation is as follows.

1 / (((1 / (CPU Rating * 0.396566187)) + (1 / (2D Rating * 3.178718116)) + (1 / (3D Rating * 2.525195879)) + (1 / (Memory Rating * 1.757085479)) + (1 / (Disk Rating * 1.668158805)))/5)

In this formula each rating is weighted then inverted, the average of these values is taken and then inverted again. The weight multipliers were calculated from the hundreds of thousands of baselines collected in PerformanceTest 7. The score is also calculated in such a way that a single extremely high value cannot significantly improve the final score. Conversely, a single low score can drag the score down significantly using this formula. All components in a system must be performing well in order for the final score to be high.

The easiest way to compare your result with the results of other machines is to use the Baseline Management window to search for and download other users baselines from our online database. You may also upload your own baseline to our database once you have a complete set of results.
The following page compares the performance to 6 other systems.

The following graphics cards were installed on each system:

System 1 - NVIDIA GeForce GT 630
System 2 - ATI Radeon HD 5770
System 3 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
System 4 - Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
System 5 - AMD Radeon HD 6950
System 6 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

Note that my initial 2D and 3D graphics benchmark were run on the Intel HD 4600 and not the GeForce GTX 760M. I did further research on getting PassMark to use the GeForce GTX 760M as described here:

If you are using a laptop with NVIDIA Optimus enabled, for example those with GeForce GT 420M, 425M, 435M, 445M, 520M, 525M, 540M, 550M and 555M video cards, optimus may not correctly switch to the high performance video card when running PerformanceTest. Consequently the 3D score might not be as high as it should be as it may have been using the power saving and slower on board graphics.

Kind of disappointing that the benchmark doesn't have the performance option to use one over the other. To be sure that the GeForce GTX 760M is always going to be used, the preferred graphics processor can also be set to "High-performance NVIDIA processor" under the Global Settings (vs. Program Settings) tab. However the NVIDIA driver may override this setting to ensure compatibility.

Updated: The updated PassMark results with the GeForce GTX 760M are here:

With the Intel HD 4600 the overall PassMark rating was 2782 with a 3D Graphics Mark of 624. With the GeForce GTX 760M the results were 3709 and 1874.

The updated comparison to the 6 other systems is here:

The 2D graphics, memory and disk scores were 4 out of 5 stars or better as shown in each of the links to the PassMark scores.

Here are results from the advanced memory read test. The laptop has 12MB of Kingston ACR16D3LS1KFG/4G PC3-12800 installed:

Here are results from the advanced memory write test:

Here are results from the advanced disk test:

Drive C is a TOSHIBA THNSNH128GMCT SSD. It takes about 7 seconds from the Acer splash screen to load the Windows 8 splash screen

Drive D is a WDC WD10JPVX-22JC3T0 Hard Drive.

PerformanceTest is a full featured benchmark and is available for a 30 day trial period:
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