Feeds

Rock reveals graphics benchmark beating monster laptop

Scores almost 15,000 on 3DMark06, vendor claims

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

UK gaming notebook specialist Rock has rolled out what it claims is its most powerful graphics offering yet: a quad-core machine with a pair of Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTX GPUs on board.

The Xtreme SL8 is a 17in machine - the screen resolution's 1920 x 1200 - and is offered with a choice of 2.93GHz Core 2 Extreme QX6800 or 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad Q6700 - both desktop-class processors which sit on a 1066MHz frontside bus (FSB). Expect some severe cooling inside the SL8, then...

But with the top-end CPU and the two GPUs, this machine delivers a 3DMark06 score of "around 15,000", the manufacturer claimed.

Rock Xtreme SL8

Rock's Xtreme SL8: graphics powerhouse?

The machine's DDR 2 memory - up to 4GB of it - runs at 800MHz, and you can configure the beast with up to 600GB of 7200rpm hard disk storage or 1TB of 5400rpm HDDs in RAID layout.

HD DVD fans take note: this boy has a drive that'll read these discs. It'll write all dual- and single-layer DVD formats too.

Gigabit Ethernet provides fast networking for LAN parties, but the SL8 has 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless links as well. If you're tempted to use it away from the mains, the SL8 comes with a 6600mAh.

The Xtreme SL8 is due to go on sale by the middle of the month priced at between £2000 and £3500.

Related Reviews
Rock Xtreme X770 laptop with Nvidia GeForce 8800M graphics
Dell XPS M1330 laptop
More laptop reviews...

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins
More USB ports than your laptop? You'd better believe it...
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it's atrocious
Remote-death button bad news for crooks, protesters – and great news for hackers?
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
prev story

Whitepapers

A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.