Monday, 07 February 2011 11:04

Acer Aspire 5745DG reviewed - 7. GPU Performance

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: 3D - are we there yet?


Playing games in 3D is somewhat o a hit or miss for most users. We must admit that Acer AS5745DG – 5454G50Bnks has pretty limited performance for 3D gaming.

Aspire 5745DG relies on Nvidia’s Geforce GT 425M GPU, a new mid-range Fermi-based GPU. This naturally means that it has DirectX 11 support.

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Acer Aspire 5745DG’s graphics will be enough for playing most games at 1024x768 whereas certain games will allow for gaming at the native resolution of 1366x768. However, 3D gaming is a demanding task and will provide different results even at lower resolutions depending on the game. For instance, playing Avatar in 3D is pretty fun whereas Mafia 2 stuttered a lot. As you can see from the results, if you lower the resolution and special effects, playing in 3D is possible.

Mafia II

As you can see, AS5745DG can run Mafia II at 1366x768.

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Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead is not that demanding when it comes to graphics but 3D literally slashed the FPS count in half. All the resolutions were tested with same settings.

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Metro 2033

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Lost Planet 2 (DirectX 9)

Resolution 800x600
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Resolution 1024x768
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Resolution 1360x768
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Last modified on Wednesday, 09 February 2011 15:37
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+1 #1 Warhead 2011-02-08 13:03
Good concept but I would only use the 3D for movies.

would like to see 3D in one of the Alienware high-end laptops.
 
 
+3 #2 Warhead 2011-02-08 13:04
Good review by the way!
 

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