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Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi AMD Turion64 ML-37 Laptop Review

Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi AMD Turion64 ML-37 Laptop Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Acer's Ferrari 4005 WLMi laptop is the latest in a line of high-end gaming notebooks bearing the Italian motor company's signature.
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Filed under: Notebooks Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Acer Nov 08 2005   Mike Dowler  
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Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark2001, 3DMark05

PCMark05 Source: FutureMark

The latest version of the popular PCMark series, PCMark05 is an application-based benchmark and a premium tool for measuring overall PC performance. It uses portions of real applications instead of including whole applications or using specifically created code. This allows PCMark05 to maintain a smaller installation size while still giving accurate results.

PCMark05 Benchmark Results
Overall Points Ranking
Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi 2659
CPU Points Ranking
Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi 2837
Memory Points Ranking
Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi 2095
Graphics Points Ranking
Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi 2664
HDD Points Ranking
Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi 3118

The other notebooks were not available for PCMark05 testing. Good solid scores here, indicating that the Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi is not far from desktop performance levels.

3DMark2001 Source: FutureMark

By combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, 3DMark 2001 SE continues to provide a good overall system benchmark. 3DMark2001 SE was created in co-operation with the major 3D accelerator and processor manufacturers to provide a reliable set of diagnostic tools. The suite demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using real-world gaming technology to test a system's true abilities. Tests include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and Environment Mapped Bump Mapping, support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Texture Compression and two game tests using Ipion real-time physics. Higher 3DMark scores denote better performance.

3DMark2001SE Benchmark Results
Motherboards: Points Ranking
Gigabyte G-MAX N512 11779
Sony VAIO VGN-T140P 1873
Gigabyte G-MAX N203 2409
Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi 16486

The new Radeon Mobile X700 GPU of the Ferrari 4005 WLMi flexes its muscles early here, powering to a quite decent score. It is considerably higher than the older 9700 Mobility Radeon chip in the Gigabyte N512 laptop, and much much better than the integrated Intel "extreme" graphics in the remaining two Sony and Gigabyte N203 notebooks.

3DMark2005 Source: FutureMark

3DMark05 is the latest version of the highly favoured 3DMark graphics benchmarking series. It is the first benchmark to require DirectX9.0 compliant hardware with support for Pixel Shader 2.0 or higher!

3DMark05 Benchmark Results
Overall: Points Ranking
Gigabyte G-MAX N512 1000
Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi 2368
CPU: Points Ranking
Gigabyte G-MAX N512 1000
Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi 3460

These scores come as no surprise, considering the Radeon Mobility X700 is a full Direct X9 capable part. A score of 2300+ is decent for 3DMark 2005, indicating that the Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi should be more than capable of handling modern games. Neither of the other two laptops could run 3DMark05.

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Contents of Article: Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi
 Pg 1.  Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi AMD Turion64 ML-37 Laptop Review
 Pg 2.  Videocard for Gaming?
 Pg 3.  Mesmerizing 15.4" LCD Screen
 Pg 4.  Front of the Ferrari
 Pg 5.  Race Bread Exhaust, or Hot Processor?
 Pg 6.  Keyboard layout and more
 Pg 7.  Acess to Memory and other Components
 Pg 8.  First impressions and upgrading
 Pg 9.  Ferrari Monogrammed Bluetooth Mouse
 Pg 10.  Acer Ferrari Trial Run
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: MobileMark2005, Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: Sandra 2005, SuperPI, PCMark04
 Pg 13.  — Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark2001, 3DMark05
 Pg 14.  Benchmarks: Aquamark3, X2: The Threat
 Pg 15.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, UT2003, Doom3
 Pg 16.  Vroom! A Geek's First Ferrari (notebook)

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