Toshiba Satellite P755-1001X – A Multimedia Workhorse

Launch SRP: S$1399

Benchmarking and Performance

Benchmarking and Performance

How does the P755 stack up against other multimedia notebooks? We pitted it against Samsung’s RF511 (an updated version of the reviewed RF510), which has the same Core i7 processor and GPU, as well as HP’s Pavilion dv6, which has the same processor, but utilizes ATI's Mobility Radeon HD 6770 graphics module.

Specifications / Notebook Toshiba Satellite P755 Samsung RF511 HP Pavilion dv6
Processor Intel Core i7-2630QM
(2.0GHz quad-core)
Intel Core i7-2630QM
(2.0GHz quad-core)
Intel Core i7-2630QM
(2.0GHz quad-core)
Chipset Intel HM65 Intel HM65 Intel HM65
Memory 8GB DDR3 4GB DDR3 4GB DDR3
HDD  640GB 500GB 750GB
Video NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 2GB VRAM  NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 2GB VRAM ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6770 1GB VRAM

 

PCMark Vantage

In our PCMark Vantage test, the P755 was outperformed by the Pavilion dv6, due in part to its slightly inferior graphics engine. However, compared to the Samsung RF511, which is running mostly the same configuration (the P755 has more RAM), the P755 outperformed it in more tests.

 

3DMark06

Our 3DMark06 test showed the difference between the different GPUs used, with the dv6’s Radeon HD 6770, which is positioned slightly higher in AMD’s range, posting a better result here.The P755 and Samsung RF511, both of which are using the more mainstream NVIDIA GT 540M with 2GB VRAM, scored similar results (within 10 points of each other) as expected.

Far Cry 2

Our gaming benchmark illustrates the actual user experience for each machine. Running Far Cry 2, the P755 scored well, achieving the best score under Medium settings, and actually beating the dv6’s superior graphics card. At medium settings, frame rates were smooth, easily maintaining an above 70 FPS average.

On Very High settings, the P755 averaged 45 FPS, which was more than playable. In gameplay areas with lots of fire or foliage on the screen, the P755 dipped down to a minimum FPS of 32, still above the acceptable 30 FPS for most gamers. It also held its own against the dv6, surprisingly showing only negligible differences in performance between the two machines.

8.0
Design
8
Features
7.5
Performance
8
Value
7.5
Mobility
8
The Good
Fingerprint repellent
Backlit keyboard and trackpad
Decent performance
The Bad
Plastic construction
Poor battery life