View Full Version : Graphics performance of i5-2500k and Toshiba L840 compared

24-09-2012, 01:36 PM
Our daughter has just bought a Toshiba 14" laptop L840/03R. Good value at $1099 (and on special over the weekend at $880 I believe). The following videos are my attempt to compare it with my desktop i5-2500k (4.1GHz):

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32411418/Melbourne1_L840.mp4 (6MB)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32411418/Melbourne1_i5_2500K.mp4 (6MB)

The performance is better in practice than these videos show. That's because the screen capture software (aTubeCatcher) causes a hit and also because I have halved the resolution in the case of the i5-2500k to get the file size down for posting. I have reduced the video bitrate to 1.5Mbps for both clips

Here are the specs of the L840/03R:
- 14", red, 1366 x 768
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
- i3-2350M, 2.3 GHz (2 core) (HM76)
- dedicated graphics HD7670M 1GB (+ another 1.8 GB shared)
- 4 GB 1333MHz (except that she has increased this to 8 GB)
- 500 GB 5400rpm
- 2 x USB3, 1 x USB2, HDMI, DLNA
- 2.058 kg incl the extra 4 GB RAM, 6 cell battery
- boots in 1m20 (after loaded with software) (desktop = 1m10 but it is sorely in need of a reload)
- L840 has Intel's caching tech but not WiDi