Desktop Systems Guide
To find out how the ASUS ET2411IUNTI performs, we’ll be looking at its performance against comparable AIOs such as the Acer Aspire Z5 and Dell Inspiron 2330. Also, because the ASUS AIO is running on a notebook platform, we have also decided to include results from some of the two of the latest quad-core Ivy Bridge notebooks as well - the MSI GT70 gaming notebook and HP Pavilion dv6.
|Specifications / Model||ASUS ET2411INTI||Acer Aspire Z5||Dell Inspiron 2330||HP Pavilion dv6||MSI GT70 Gaming Notebook|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-3770S (3.1GHz)||Intel Core i7-3770S (3.1GHz)||Intel Core i3-2130 (3.1GHz)||Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz)||Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz)|
|Chipset||Intel H61||Intel HD61||Intel B75||Intel HM77||Intel HM77|
|Memory||8GB DDR3||8GB DDR3||4GB DDR3||4GB DDR3||16GB DDR3|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4000 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M||Intel HD Graphics 4000 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M||Intel HD Graphics 2000||Intel HD Graphics 4000 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M||Intel HD Graphics 4000 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M|
|Storage||2TB||2TB||1TB||750GB||2 x 60GB SSD (Raid 0) / 750GB 7200rpm HDD|
SYSmark 2007 Preview
SYSmark Preview 2007 tests the systems across a variety of productivity and content creations workloads and when compared against the Acer Aspire Z5 and Dell Inspiron 2330, the ASUS ET2411INTI was the clear victor. Its overall score was around 35% better than the Dell and a modest but significant 6% better than the Acer. Looking at the breakdown, we can also see that it performed best on the productivity workloads. Dell's AIO using an older platform is likely the reason for its much lower scores compared to the Acer and ASUS machines.
On PCMark 7, the ASUS ET2411INTI continued to assert its dominance over the Acer Aspire Z5 and Dell Inspiron 2330. We’ve also included results of two of the newer quad-core notebooks in the market and the MSI GT70 completely blitzed the competition - no doubt thanks to its dual SSDs, in RAID 0 configuration no less! Compared against more mainstream products, the ASUS AIO machine held its own fairly well.
On 3DMark 11, despite boasting similar discrete graphics processors - NVIDIA GeForce GT630M - the Acer Aspire Z5 managed to claw back against the ASUS ET2411INTI as it recorded notably better scores - about 10% better than the ASUS ET2411INTI. The Dell Inspiron 2330 did not record any scores because its integrated graphics chip does not support DirectX 11. Oddly, the HP Pavilion dv6 registered a higher score than the MSI GT70, but we believe this is because of the difference in graphics driver revisions that came with these respective notebooks.
Far Cry 2 & Dirt 3
On real world gaming benchmarks such as Far Cry 2 and Dirt 3, the ASUS and Acer AIOs posted nearly identical frame rates. On Far Cry 2, nary a single frame separates the two; while on Dirt 3, the Acer took a slight lead at the resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels before losing out at a higher resolution of 1920 x 1080. More tellingly, it shows that if you are willing to turn down graphics quality, you can get pretty playable frame rates on these machines even at 1080p resolution. On the other hand, the Dell Inspiron 2330 and its Intel HD Graphics 2000 integrated graphics was completely incapacitated and is unfit for any PC gaming needs.