Desktop Systems Guide
To find out how the ASUS ET2300INTI performs, we’ll be looking at its performance against comparable AIOs such as the ASUS ET2411INTI and Lenovo A720. We also included results from the Acer Aspire Z5, Dell Inspiron 2330 and also a sampling of results from two quad-core Ivy Bridge notebooks - the MSI GT70 and HP Pavilion dv6. Note that the ET2300INTI was the only system in our tests to run Windows 8 and the difference in OS could have an effect on the results.
Last year, BAPco recently released SYSMark 2012, the latest edition of their popular benchmarking software. Designed to test systems running on the new Windows 8 OS, SYSMark 2012 puts the system through a rigorous series of various workloads ranging from office productivity, data analysis, media creation and 3D modeling.
Since we haven’t had the time to call in the rest of the AIOs to be retested with SYSMark 2012, we will have to make do with comparisons against the Lenovo A720. Also, the Lenovo A720 had problems completed the Web Development workloads, hence it also failed to generate an overall score. Nevertheless, looking at the individual breakdown of scores, it is apparent that the ASUS ET2300INTI is the better performer.
On PCMark 7, the ASUS ET2300INTI managed a decent score of 3471 PCMarks, which puts it just about on a par with the ET2411INTI. Considering the slightly improved processor, we had expected to see it do better. Looking at the breakdown of scores, we noticed that it scored exceptionally well on the Creativity and Computation test runs.
The ASUS ET2300INTI was matched by the Lenovo A720 and Acer Aspire Z5 AIOs. Also, it scored about 19% higher than the old ET2411INTI. However, it’s no match for the HP Pavilion dv6 and MSI GT70, both of which have much more powerful discrete graphics chips.
Dirt 3 & Far Cry 2
On real world gaming benchmarks such as Dirt 3 and Far Cry 2, the ASUS ET2300INTI was the quickest amongst the AIOs. Despite having the same NVIDIA GT630M discrete graphics as the ASUS ET2411INTI, Lenovo A720 and Acer Aspire Z5, the ET2300INTI was about 10% quicker when running at 1680 x 1050. However, looking at the results when running at its native 1080p resolution, we saw that the ET2300INTI was only negligibly quicker.