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Aftershock Titan review

Aftershock Titan - Dual-GPU Desktop Quality Notebook Gaming

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Overall rating 8/10
Design:
7
Features:
7
Performance:
10
Value:
8.5
Mobility:
6
THE GOOD
Dual-680M GPUs provides desktop-quality graphics performance
Only slightly more expensive than single GTX 680M-equipped gaming notebooks available
Large clickpad
Matte, full HD screen
THE BAD
Plain design
Heavy
Huge and heavy power brick
Cramped keyboard
Sticky clickpad
More Awards:
Best Gaming Rig


Performance & Benchmarking

Performance & Benchmarking

As one of the few dual-GPU gaming notebooks available in this region, the Titan doesn't have much direct competition. However, its price point is quite good and actually puts it just above many of its single-GPU competitors such as Dell's Alienware M17XR4 and MSI's GTX 680M equipped GT70. As such we'll be taking a look at how it competes with some of the major gaming contenders out there:

Test Notebooks Compared
Specifications/Notebook Aftershock Titan ASUS G75SW

Dell Alienware M17XR4

MSI GT70 Razer Blade
Processor Intel Core i7-
3630QM (2.4GHz)
Intel Core i7-
3630QM (2.4GHz)
Intel Core i7-
3820QM (2.7GHz)
Intel Core i7-
3610QM (2.3GHz)
Intel Core i7-
3632QM (2.2GHz)
Chipset Intel HM77 Intel HM77 Intel HM77 Intel HM77 Intel HM77
Memory  8GB DDR3 16GB DDR3  16GB DDR3  16GB DDR3  8GB DDR3
Storage 750GB HDD, 256GB SSD 2 x 750GB HDD 2 x 900GB HDD 750GB Hybrid HDD with SSD cache 500GB HDD with 64GB SSD
Video 2-way NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
Battery Capacity 89 WHr 74 WHr 90WHr 87 WHr 60 WHr
Dimensions 415 x 290 x 55mm 415 x 320 x 52mm 405 x 321 x 51 / 53mm 428 x 288 x 55mm 427 x 277 x 22mm
Weight 4.3kg 4.5kg 5.3kg 3.9kg 2.99kg
Price S$4507 S$2998 S$4246 S$4299 S$3599

 

PC Mark 7

PC Mark 7 tests a system's overall performance. The Titan scored well here with its SSD drive and dual-GPU graphics giving it a small lead over the rest of our test notebooks. As expected, its creativity and computation scores were particularly impressive, with both of these benchmarks making use of the GPU processor.

 

3DMark 11

3DMark 11 is a synthetic benchmark designed to test a notebook's GPU performance at various aspects of DirectX 11 such as tessellation and DirectCompute. As expected, the Titan's dual-GTX 680M setup was miles ahead of the competition, outscoring the MSI GT70's single GTX 680M by 70% on the performance preset and a whopping 93% at Extreme. Dual GPUs rarely provide twice the performance of their single GPU equivalents, so the Titan's performance here is very impressive.

Just in case you're wondering, the Titan's performance scores put it on par with a desktop GeForce GTX 680, NVIDIA's flagship graphics card.

 

Far Cry 2

DX10 game Far Cry 2 was no match for the Titan, which easily scored over 160 FPS at the Medium setting. At Very High it continued to impress, scoring 125 FPS, 48% higher than MSI's GT70.

 

Dirt 3

In our first DX11 game test, the Titan again maintained triple-digit FPS at both the High and Ultra settings. It once again outscored the GT70 by about 50% at the Ultra preset. 

 

Crysis 2

The very intensive Crysis 2 finally presented a challenge to the Titan, however, it was still able to provide very good FPS, being the only notebook to surpass 60 FPS at the High setting, and also coming very close to 60 FPS even on Ultra settings, outscoring the GT70 by 58%. Just to put things in perspective, the Titan's score on Ultra was as good as the best efforts from Dell and MSI on the High setting.