Asus created a bigger, faster, sleeker, high performance machine for gamers who take what they do seriously. The ASUS G74SX-DH73-3D computer confirms that ASUS recognizes what is important according to their customer’s requirements. There is also an added feature in the unit’s casing that allows for easy hard drive upgrade or improvement in RAM size and speed.
Externally there is a 17.3” 3D Screen. This is a huge screen for gaming. Its 3D capabilities are a generation behind since its use requires special 3D glasses. Other computers contain 3D abilities without the extra piece of equipment.
In the computer lays a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphic card. This card is at the front of the line. Its design incorporates the new Fermi architecture. The architecture performs its tasks at blindly efficient speeds. On top of that it runs random tests to self evaluate everything that wanders through its system. This is a graphic guard dog that maintains the display’s continuity.
2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2670QM runs comfortably at 2.2 GHz can be pushed to 3 GHz. This quad core process is another quality-riddled component of the ASUS G74SX-DH73-3D. The quad core can handle eight threads at a time. A thread describes the tasks a processor has to perform. Having a larger capacity to perform multiple tasks at the same time bumps up the ASUS G74SX-DH73-3D over all performance level.
With 12 GB of DDR3 System Memory the computer is suited for the next batch of next generation games. DDR3 is where all the gaming systems are heading. The changing standard is DDR2, which is adequate. DDR2 is beginning to take on the label of an old technology though. With DDR2 and DDR3 not being backward or forward compatible it is smart to go with a unit holding DDR3.
With such a high speed machine the only down side is the life of the battery. It’s a necessary compromise since there is only so much space to work with under the computer’s keyboard to fit everything. If the laptop stays plugged in this isn’t an issue. But for those who like to take their gaming out into the world, expect no more than thirty minutes of battery life, so make it count.