Asus N10J Benchmarks

I’ve been putting my Asus N10J-A2 through its paces this week with SiSoft Sandra 2009.  Here are some benchmark screenshots I took during the process.

Asus N10J-A2 open

My System Specs:

  • Asus N10J-A2
  • Intel Atom N270 CPU – 1.6GHZ Dual Core
  • Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS 256MB
  • 2GB Ram
  • 320GB Hard Drive
  • Windows 7 Ultimate

All the benchmarks were taken with the netbook on AC power and the Power4Gear Hybrid software on High performance with Turbo enabled.  (Turbo gives a 10% overclock.

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These are the system specs taken with CPUid 1.50.

asus n10j benchmark resources
This is the task manager showing the current resource usage.  At idle the N10J would sit about 50% ram usage and cpu usage would bounce between 5-10%.

asus n10j benchmark windows 7 experience rating
This is the Experience Rating run in Windows 7 Ultimate.

asus n10j benchmark gpu renderingasus n10j benchmark gpu processing power
These are the GPU Rendering and Processing benchmarks run in Sisoft Sandra.

asus n10j benchmark cpu arithmetic
CPU Arithmetic benchmark.  It’s a little bit above SiSofts included N270 benchmark due to Turbo mode being enabled.

asus n10j benchmark cache and memory performance
This is the Cache and Memory bandwidth benchmark.

asus n10j benchmark power management
And finally this is a Power Management Efficiency benchmark.

In conclusion,
I really think the CPU is the bottleneck in this system.  The GeForce 9300M is not a top gaming card but after trying a whole bunch of different settings and resolutions in Need for Speed Carbon I could not for the life of me get the FPS above 25-30.  Switching res and graphics options didn’t appear to raise or drop the FPS much at all.  It would really be nice to upgrade the Atom N270 but I’m not sure thats possible on this motherboard, I will have to do some more research on that.

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