Lenovo Legion 5i review (2022 Gen 7 model – i7-12700H, RTX 3060)


  1. AlexS

    September 3, 2022 at 3:56 am

    Some comments. It is still the strongest contender for the most balanced laptop for gaming and content creation.

    The RTX3060 is rated at 140W was some sort of change that now allows an extra 10w ?
    That said the result seems to not show those extra 10w in Blender BMW i get 12.85-13.1 sec in my 130W 2021 Legion 5.

    I was surprised by the GPU temperature of 87ºC despite extra pipe, it is true i have the 2021 17" and i elevate the back but i never got more than low 70ºC even pushing 130w.

    Concur with criticism of available screens. I am ok with my 300nit almost 100% sRGB but better options should be available.
    PS: typo in this QHD 1920 x 1080 px

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 3, 2022 at 8:54 am

      What do you mean by some sort of change to allow for the extra 10W?

      I'm not seeing much benefit in benchmarks or games from moving to the 140W implementation either. Perhaps drivers are still a bit early at this point and things might improve later.

      As far as the temps go, yes, previous-gen Legion 5 ran the GPU at sub-80s even with the laptop on the desk, but also at 10-15W lower power in our tests. What I got on the 2022 Legion 5i is on par with the results on the 5i Pro, both i7-12700H + RTX 3060 140W.

      • AlexS

        September 3, 2022 at 7:38 pm

        I was only aware that 3060 could go to a maximum of 130w(w 15w boost)while 3070 maximum of 145w. 140w puts it as almost same power. So the boost got an increase from 15w to 25w.

  2. AlexS

    September 3, 2022 at 4:04 am

    Another point i forgot to make regarding the power profiles.

    I found hybrid modes consumption is bigger than a performance profile while navigation web at least accordingly with HWINFO

    When in Hybrid more i have the igpu and dgpu spending energy even if dgpu idle it consumes about 10w. While in performance mode only the dgpu spends energy. The 3060 is at 13w idle in Mux mode. while the with both in hybrid mode it is more like 18w.

  3. alex

    September 5, 2022 at 8:52 am

    thanks in advance for fulfill my request, with this i can understand, strix scar 15 with rtx 3060 performing well if tweaked, and lift up while using. due to fully costumize with armory crate software, but how about long term ussage on your opinion ?

  4. Milo

    September 10, 2022 at 6:26 am

    Can you review new Asus S16X with either AMD 6000 or Intel 12gen CPU? It seems 2022 version is available. Some even without dGPU and with IPS screens making them interesting office machines.

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