I told you before that the Asus K53SV has the nVidia Optimus technology built in, but I didn’t mention that besides automatically you can manually select which graphic card you want to use for a specific application. You can do that by right clicking on the icon of the desired application and selecting your graphic processor.
So to make this review more interesting I decided to give you a benchmark comparison between both graphic cards.
Ok lets begin with the best benchmarking software of them all, the PCMark Vantage:
As you can see the only significant differences are in the sections which uses the graphics. The Memory and Gaming scores are higher with the nVidia Geforce GT 540M, but remarkably the TV and Movies score is higher with Intel.
Now we’re gonna see the results from SiSoft Sandra 2011:
Lets look the CPU and Memory result with AIDA64:
Next we see a benchmark with the Passmark PerformanceTest 7.0 software:
I used a freeware benchmark software, pretty light but still decent, Novabench:
And one more test with another all over benchmark software Geekbench:
And finally here is the result from Winows 7 Experience Index and a Read Hard Disk Test with HDTune:
Please note that all of these benchmark results are overall scores of all segments of this notebook hence the little difference between the onboard Intel HD 3000 and nVidia GT 540M. On the next page you can see the Graphic card benchmarks.