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Review: Lenovo Legion 5

by Parm Mann on 24 June 2021, 14:01

Tags: Lenovo (HKG:0992), AMD (NYSE:AMD), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Laptops

System Name
Form Factor
15.6
17.3
15.6
15.6
15.6
CPU
Intel Core i7-11370H
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Intel Core i7-9750H
Intel Core i9-10980HK
CPU Cores / Threads
4 / 8
8 / 16
8 / 16
6 / 12
8 / 16
CPU Max Turbo Frequency
4.8GHz
4.6GHz
4.6GHz
4.5GHz
5.3GHz
CPU TDP
35W
45W
45W
45W
45W
Integrated GPU
Intel Irix Xe
AMD Radeon
AMD Radeon
Intel UHD 630
Intel UHD
Memory
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
64GB DDR4 (2x32GB)
Memory Speed
3,200MHz
3,200MHz
3,200MHz
2,666MHz
2,933MHz
Dedicated GPU(s)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop 8GB (80W)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop 8GB (115W)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop 8GB (130W)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop 8GB (105W)
Graphics Driver
GeForce Game Ready 461.72
GeForce Game Ready 466.11
GeForce Game Ready 466.27
GeForce Game Ready 466.47
Nvidia Studio 461.40
Display Size and Model
15.6in SHP1532 IPS
17.3in SHP14E1 VA
15.6in AUOB394 IPS
15.6in BOE083B IPS
15.6in SDCA029 AMOLED
Display Resolution
1,920x1,080
1,920x1,080
3,840x2,160
1,920x1,080
3,840x2,160
Display Refresh Rate
240Hz
300Hz
120Hz
144Hz
60Hz
Adaptive Sync
FreeSync
FreeSync
FreeSync
-
-
Touchscreen
-
-
Secondary
-
-
Battery Capacity
76Wh
90Wh
90Wh
94Wh
99Wh
Wireless
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Storage
1TB SK hynix HFM001TD3JX013N M.2 SSD
1TB SK hynix HFM001TD3JX013N M.2 SSD
2x 1TB Samsung PM981a M.2 SSD in RAID 0
1TB WD Blue SN550 M.2 SSD
2x 1TB ESR01TBTLCG-EAC-4 M.2 SSD
Power Supply
200W
240W
280W
230W
230W
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (20H2)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
360mm x 252mm x 19.9mm
395mm x 282mm x 28.3mm
360mm x 268mm x 20.9mm
356mm x 234mm x 21.4mm
3‎56mm x 250mm x 20mm
Weight
2.0kg
2.7kg
2.5kg
1.9kg
2.0kg
Standard Warranty
One year
One year
One year
Five years labour, One year parts
Two years
Date Reviewed
March 2021
April 2021
May 2021
May 2021
February 2021
Price When Reviewed
£1,300 (512GB SSD, 144Hz)
£1,900 (16GB DDR4)
£3,500
£1,000
£4,200

Comparison Laptops

System Name
Form Factor
15.6
16.0
15.6
15.6
CPU
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
Intel Core i7-10750H
Intel Core i7-11800H
CPU Cores / Threads
8 / 16
8 / 16
6 / 12
8 / 16
CPU Max Turbo Frequency
4.4GHz
4.4GHz
5.0GHz
4.6GHz
CPU TDP
45W
45W
45W
45W
Integrated GPU
AMD Radeon
AMD Radeon
Intel UHD
Intel UHD
Memory
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
Memory Speed
3,200MHz
3,200MHz
3,200MHz
3,200MHz
Dedicated GPU(s)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop 8GB (130W)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop 8GB (140W)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop 6GB (75W)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop 6GB (85W)
Graphics Driver
GeForce Game Ready 466.77
GeForce Game Ready 466.63
GeForce Game Ready 466.27
GeForce Game Ready 466.63
Display Size and Model
15.6in AUO5895 IPS
16.0in CSO1600 IPS
15.6in AUOAF90 IPS
15.6in AUOAF90 IPS
Display Resolution
1,920x1,080
2,560x1,600
1,920x1,080
1,920x1,080
Display Refresh Rate
165Hz
165Hz
144Hz
144Hz
Adaptive Sync
G-Sync
G-Sync
-
-
Touchscreen
-
-
-
-
Battery Capacity
80Wh
80Wh
51Wh
54Wh
Wireless
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Storage
512GB SK hynix HFS512GDE9X084N M.2 SSD
1TB SK hynix HFS001TDE9X084N M.2 SSD
1TB Samsung PM991 M.2 SSD
512GB Kingston OM8PCP3512F-Al1 M.2 SSD
Power Supply
300W
300W
180W
180W
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
363mm x 261mm x 25.8mm
356mm x 264mm x 26.9mm
359mm x 254mm x 21.7mm
359mm x 259mm x 24.9mm
Weight
2.4kg
2.5kg
1.9kg
2.1kg
Standard Warranty
One year
One year
Two years
One year
Date Reviewed
June 2021
June 2021
May 2021
June 2021
Price When Reviewed
£1,300
£1,500
£1,100
£1,200

Benchmark Suite

CPU
HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark tests the single-thread power of the CPU.
Cinebench This popular cross-platform benchmark examines both single- and multi-core performance.
Blender We render the Classroom scene in this open-source creation suite on both CPU and GPU.
Memory and Storage
AIDA64 Benchmark that accurately depicts memory bandwidth and latency.
CrystalDiskMark Free-to-use benchmark testing both sequential and random 4K storage performance.
System
PCMark 10 A set of tests covering a wide variety of tasks performed in the modern workplace.
3DMark We run Time Spy, a QHD DirectX 12 test of both GPU performance and stability.
Gaming
DIRT 5 DX12, TAA, Ultra High quality preset, FidelityFX disabled, Raytraced Shadows enabled.
F1 2020 DX12, TAA, 16xAF, Maximum quality settings.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers DX11, FXAA, Maximum quality preset.
Gears Tactics DX12, TAA, Ultra performance preset.
Display
SpyderX Elite Datacolor's SpyderX professional monitor analyser is used to assess colour gamut, accuracy, brightness, black level and uniformity.
Vitals
CPU Temperature Core temperature recorded when idle and when rendering via Blender.
GPU Temperature GPU temperature recorded when idle and when gaming.
Power Consumption System-wide mains power draw recorded when rendering via Blender and when gaming.
Noise System noise output measured when idle and when gaming.
Battery Life Measured using PCMark 10's Modern Office and Gaming battery tests, with a dedicated power plan, wireless radios disabled, and screen brightness set as close to 200cd/m2 as possible using a calibration device.