Lenovo Legion 5i Pro review (RTX 3070Ti model, vs 3060)

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  1. NikoB

    September 23, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    I see no reason to test consumption and noise on playing muddy fhd on YouTube, which is doubly muddy, because. played on a 2.5k screen. Now only the [email protected]+ playback mode is relevant. And in it, not everything is already so good in the x86 camp, as in smartphones that consume many times less …

    fhd on such a screen no one will watch a priori if there is a 4k+ source. And even more so the buyer who understands the difference in video quality 4k and fhd on YouTube…

    For people who buy it as a universal laptop (thanks to the keyboard with a numpad), what is more important is what is the typical noise when the load on the cores (all threads) is around up to 25-30%. No discrete video chip. It is this load that most often occurs in browsers (or even more without banner cutters and the removal of analytical scripts that collect various information in the background) and in various specific software running in the background, and 32GB of memory is only clearly conducive to this.

    In a quiet room, I would like to get complete silence up to about this load in the Balanced profile, although, for example, on my Dell G5 5587 in the Performance profile, the coolers are silent up to about this load and core temperatures up to 75C, i.e. they do not turn on for hours in surfing. This is exactly what is important to the average buyer. Apparently, Lenovo, unlike Dell, is not sure about the reliability of the solution with disabled coolers even under such a load and a processor temperature below 75C, although the G5 5587 is completely plastic…

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 24, 2022 at 1:34 pm

      Hi, this makes sense. I test daily use with light browsing, not with video streaming. I only take the thermal reading with streaming because it allows for a more standardized load, while with browsing it would vary to some degree between each run

    • AlexS

      September 26, 2022 at 4:50 am

      4K60FPS do not stress a machine like this. I was playing a 4K60FPS HEVC file (albeit in a FHD screen) and the RTX3060 was at 24% and consumption 27w. CPU was not taxed at 1%. Fans did not changed.

      • NikoB

        September 29, 2022 at 2:00 pm

        [i]4K60FPS do not stress a machine like this.[/i]
        It's not about whether it's annoying or not (although here you are wrong – 27W Is 100% annoying), but about complete silence in this mode. Do smartphones make noise when playing [email protected] video? 100% no. Why are all x86 noisy? Apple laptops on ARM do not make noise …

        This is a long-standing shame of the entire x86 industry – their hardware is miraculous in terms of consumption on primitive tasks, where not long ago it should not exceed 5W in total like smaptphones SoC's.

        That is what I am emphasizing. A laptop should not make any noise while surfing (and it should do it quickly, at full frequency in an impulse), it must be silent like a smartphone. And even more so when playing video up to 8k hardware.

        Every time I read another new review, it shocks me. Intel/AMD are simply disgraced against the background of smartphone SoCs, not to mention NVidia. How can you consume 27W for such nonsense? Power circuits and hardware optimization are disgusting in the x86 camp.

  2. AlexS

    October 1, 2022 at 4:48 am

    Good point NikoB in the comparison with ARM.

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