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Acer Swift 3 SF314 in review: Compact laptop with a beautiful OLED display and a fast CPU

Alder Lake-H and 14-inch OLED. Twelve cores inside the Intel Core i5-12500H and a high-resolution OLED panel - the specifications of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3 sound very reasonable on paper. In this review, we will explore how well the compact laptop is able to perform in practice.

Acer's Swift 3 series is known for affordable laptops. After having reviewed models with the Intel Core i5-1135G7 and the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U earlier this year, we now have a more expensive model with an OLED display on hand with the Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3.

The device comes with the Intel Core i5-12500H Alder Lake-H CPU and a high-resolution 2.8K OLED panel with 90 Hz. The memory configuration consists of 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a 1-TB SSD. The Acer system promises fast performance and great color fidelity for an MSRP of 1199 USD.

For comparison we also include the two cheaper models Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP with the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U and the Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK with the Intel Core i5-1135G7 as well as the 14-inch OLED model Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro, which comes in at a similar price, and the Honor MagicBook 14 2022 with the same CPU and a dedicated GPU. Instead of a dGPU, our Acer test model uses the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EU iGPU.Intel Tiger Lake-U Xe Graphics G7 80EUs GPU - Benchmarks and Specs

Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3 (Swift 3 SF314 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-12500H 12 x 1.8 - 4.5 GHz, 80 W PL2 / Short Burst, 35 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Core: 1.300 MHz, Memory: 3.200 MHz
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5 SDRAM (quad-channel)
Display
14.00 inch 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixel, Samsung SDC4171 (ATNA40YK07-0), OLED, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK, 1024 GB 
, 890 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combined, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.8 x 312.9 x 214 ( = 0.74 x 12.32 x 8.43 in)
Battery
57 Wh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix 1080p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Acer FineTip Tastatur (chiclet), 100-watt USB-C charger, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.364 kg ( = 48.11 oz / 3.01 pounds), Power Supply: 364 g ( = 12.84 oz / 0.8 pounds)
Price
1.299 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87.3 %
11/2022
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.4 kg18.8 mm14.00"2880x1800
88.2 %
02/2022
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.2 kg16.55 mm14.00"1920x1080
87.4 %
09/2022
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
1.6 kg16.9 mm14.00"2160x1440
87.3 %
07/2022
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
R7 5800H, Vega 8
1.4 kg15.9 mm14.00"2880x1800
86 %
03/2022
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
R5 5500U, Vega 7
1.3 kg16.5 mm14.00"1920x1080
84.8 %
03/2022
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
R9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
1.4 kg17.9 mm14.00"2880x1800
83.8 %
08/2022
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.4 kg16 mm14.00"2880x1800

Case - Subtle, Compact, and Lightweight Construction

The Acer Swift 3 SF314 comes with a straightforward, gray aluminum chassis. The device feels good in the hand and leaves a premium impression thanks to its excellent build quality. It has a weight of just under 1.4 kg (~3.09 lb). With the charger included, the total weight amounts to 1.7 kg (~3.75 lb).

The two hinges hold the display, which is surrounded by bezels with a width of 5 mm / ~0.20 in (sides) and 10 mm / 0.39 in (top), firmly in place. However, opening the display with one hand is quite difficult due to their stiffness.

At about 18.8 mm / 0.74, our test device is both slightly smaller and slightly thicker compared to the other two Swift 3 models. Similarly, other competitors tend to be slightly thinner and wider. The OLED laptop has an average weight compared to its competitors. It is neither very lightweight nor particularly heavy.

Size Comparison

323.4 mm / 12.7 inch 218.9 mm / 8.62 inch 16.5 mm / 0.65 inch 1.3 kg2.91 lbs323.3 mm / 12.7 inch 218.9 mm / 8.62 inch 16.55 mm / 0.652 inch 1.2 kg2.68 lbs312.9 mm / 12.3 inch 214 mm / 8.43 inch 18.8 mm / 0.74 inch 1.4 kg3.01 lbs312.4 mm / 12.3 inch 221.4 mm / 8.72 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.4 kg3.03 lbs312 mm / 12.3 inch 221 mm / 8.7 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.4 kg3.12 lbs311 mm / 12.2 inch 221 mm / 8.7 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.4 kg3.1 lbs307.5 mm / 12.1 inch 227.6 mm / 8.96 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.6 kg3.44 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity - 2x Thunderbolt 4 and 1x HDMI 2.1

For a price in excess of 1000 USD, we expect a very good port selection. In this regard, the Swift 3's ports on both sides do not disappoint. Aside from two Thunderbolt 4 ports with DisplayPort - one of which is used for charging - there are two USB type-A 3.1 gen. 1 ports with 5 Gbit/s and an HDMI 2.1 port. All ports are easy to reach. There is no card reader.

Left: 2x Thunderbolt 4, 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x USB type-A 3.1 gen. 1
Left: 2x Thunderbolt 4, 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x USB type-A 3.1 gen. 1
Right: 1x 3.5mm jack, 1x USB type-A 3.1 gen. 1, 1x Kensington
Right: 1x 3.5mm jack, 1x USB type-A 3.1 gen. 1, 1x Kensington

Communication

The Acer laptop relies on the Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160-MHz wireless network adapter. While it performs well in our testing, it falls short compared to other devices with the same module and the performance occasionally dips. Regardless, users will not be limited during video streaming or web browsing.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1361 (1269min - 1443max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
  (986 - 1257, n=2)
1122 MBit/s ∼82%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (180 - 1602, n=56, last 2 years)
1071 MBit/s ∼79%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
MediaTek MT7921
871 (601min - 1018max) MBit/s ∼64%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
739 (350min - 775max) MBit/s ∼54%
iperf3 receive AX12
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1231 (785min - 1353max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
  (1137 - 1270, n=2)
1204 MBit/s ∼98%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (182 - 1690, n=56, last 2 years)
1167 MBit/s ∼95%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
702 (662min - 735max) MBit/s ∼57%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
MediaTek MT7921
182 (47min - 494max) MBit/s ∼15%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1716 (1673min - 1735max) MBit/s ∼100% +10%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1664 (1637min - 1677max) MBit/s ∼97% +6%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
  (1464 - 1714, n=9)
1624 MBit/s ∼95% +4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1567 (918min - 1662max) MBit/s ∼91%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (353 - 1749, n=15, last 2 years)
1390 MBit/s ∼81% -11%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1643 (1416min - 1701max) MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1544 (1067min - 1684max) MBit/s ∼94%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
  (1330 - 1622, n=7)
1515 MBit/s ∼92% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (343 - 1780, n=15, last 2 years)
1305 MBit/s ∼79% -15%
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950100010501100115012001250130013501400145015001550160016501700Tooltip
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3 Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1567 (918-1662)
Honor MagicBook 14 2022 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1663 (1637-1677)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3 Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1544 (1067-1684)
Honor MagicBook 14 2022 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1643 (1416-1701)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP MediaTek MT7921; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø871 (601-1018)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1361 (1269-1443)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP MediaTek MT7921; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø181.8 (47-494)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1230 (785-1353)

Webcam

The laptop comes with a 1080p (Full HD) 2.1-MP camera. Although the resolution and sharpness are fairly high for a laptop camera, a DeltaE above 17 means the color fidelity leaves much to be desired. There is no camera shutter.

ColorChecker
22.1 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
25.4 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
16 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
27.9 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
14 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3: 17.59 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 27.89 ∆E
ColorChecker
4.8 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
8 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9: 6.66 ∆E min: 2.42 - max: 11.15 ∆E

Security

Aside from a Kensington port and the fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button, there are no additional security features.

Accessories

The package includes the 100-watt charger as the only extra. There are optional accessories such as adapters, sleeves, and more available from Acer.

Maintenance

Ten tiny Torx screws must be removed to access the internal components. Due to the soldered RAM, the upgrade options are limited. There is only one slot for an M.2 SSD available. Fortunately, the battery is not glued in and thus replaceable.

A look at the bottom panel ...
A look at the bottom panel ...
... and at what is below the hood.
... and at what is below the hood.

Warranty

For Swift series laptops, Acer offers a standard one-year limited warranty. Extended service plans for up to three years are available.

Input Devices - Solid and with a Fingerprint Sensor


Top-down view on the keyboard and touchpad
Top-down view on the keyboard and touchpad
Fairly even keyboard illumination
Fairly even keyboard illumination

Keyboard

Despite the compact chassis, Acer opts for a decently sized keyboard. Although there is not enough space for a numpad, the manufacturer makes good use of the horizontal space in the form of sufficiently large keys (~17 x 17 mm / ~0.67 x 0.67 in) with a smooth surface. The keys offer short travel and a distinct actuation point for a solid typing experience.

There are various special functions available via the F1 to F11 keys next to the fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button. The airplane mode or the brightness of the keyboard backlight can be enabled and changed (off, dim, bright), respectively, with one hand.

Fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button
Fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button
Large touchpad for comfortable use
Large touchpad for comfortable use

Touchpad

The touchpad is decently sized at 10.5 x 6.5 cm (~4.13 x 2.56 in), takes up exactly one third of the length of the case, and it is offset from the center below the space key. The two click areas on the bottom are not haptically separated and offer a distinct acoustic feedback. The touchpad itself has good gliding properties and supports multi-touch gestures such as zooming and scrolling for an overall good user experience.

Display - Pretty OLED Panel with Minor Weaknesses

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Good viewing angles
Good viewing angles

Acer uses a high-quality OLED panel for its SF314-71-56U3 OLED model. The panel has a diagonal size of 14 inches, a native resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels (2.8K), an aspect ratio of 16:10, and supports a refresh rate of 90 Hz.

The laptop benefits from typical OLED advantages such as perfect blacks and the resulting (theoretically) infinity:1 contrast ratio. Similarly, the color accuracy is fairly high. The panel covers the color spaces P3, sRGB, and AdobeRGB 1998 almost in their entirety. This would make the laptop an ideal choice for professional media creators. However, our measurements indicate an increased color deviation ex-factory (DeltaE=3.5), which can be significantly improved through a calibration (DeltaE=2.1). Our post-calibration color profile can be downloaded here.

The viewing angles are excellent and images remain discernible even when looking at the display from extreme angles. Thanks to the individually lit up pixels and the lack of a backlight, there is no screen bleeding in dark scenes.

393
cd/m²
390
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
388
cd/m²
389
cd/m²
393
cd/m²
384
cd/m²
384
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Samsung SDC4171 (ATNA40YK07-0)
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 393 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 389.4 cd/m² Minimum: 19.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 389 cd/m²
Contrast: 13414:1 (Black: 0.029 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.51 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 2.11
ΔE Greyscale 2.2 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
97.22% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.63% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
98.05% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.16
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Samsung SDC4171 (ATNA40YK07-0), OLED, 2880x1800, 14.00
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
HD140ZB-01A, IPS, 2160x1440, 14.00
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
Samsung SDC4154 ATNA40YK04-0, OLED, 2880x1800, 14.00
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
LEN140WQ+, OLED, 2880x1800, 14.00
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
IPS, 2880x1800, 14.00
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
Chi Mei N140HCA EAC CMN, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
AUO B140HAN06, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Display
-20%
1%
1%
-16%
-48%
-21%
Display P3 Coverage
98.05
67.9
-31%
100
2%
99.9
2%
74
-25%
43
-56%
67
-32%
sRGB Coverage
99.63
98.5
-1%
100
0%
100
0%
99.4
0%
65
-35%
98
-2%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
97.22
68.7
-29%
98
1%
97.6
0%
75
-23%
45
-54%
69
-29%
Response Times
3506%
-34%
11%
-337%
3039%
-867%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
37.2 ?(18, 19.2)
2 ?(1, 1)
2.4 ?(1.2, 1.2)
29.4 ?(13.6, 15.8)
37 ?(18, 19)
52 ?(23, 29)
Response Time Black / White *
3 ?(2, 1)
26.3 ?(15.1, 11.2)
-777%
3 ?(2, 1)
-0%
2.4
20%
13.1 ?(4.5, 8.6)
-337%
26 ?(12, 14)
-767%
29 ?(13, 16)
-867%
PWM Frequency
360
28400 ?(40, 70)
7789%
120 ?(50)
-67%
362.3 ?(80)
1%
25000 ?(20)
6844%
Screen
-76%
-3%
339%
-114%
-114%
-86%
Brightness middle
389
330
-15%
363
-7%
399
3%
403
4%
259
-33%
320
-18%
Brightness
389
320
-18%
367
-6%
401
3%
372
-4%
229
-41%
309
-21%
Brightness Distribution
98
90
-8%
97
-1%
98
0%
84
-14%
78
-20%
84
-14%
Black Level *
0.029
0.21
-624%
0.001
97%
0.3
-934%
0.24
-728%
0.25
-762%
Contrast
13414
1571
-88%
399000
2875%
1343
-90%
1079
-92%
1280
-90%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.51
1.8
49%
2.92
17%
2.5
29%
2.74
22%
3.63
-3%
2.57
27%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.87
4.7
32%
5.34
22%
4.6
33%
4.49
35%
6.53
5%
3.5
49%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.11
1.6
24%
2.92
-38%
2.2
-4%
1.77
16%
3.83
-82%
0.76
64%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.2
3
-36%
2.45
-11%
1.8
18%
3.6
-64%
2.89
-31%
2.46
-12%
Gamma
2.16 102%
2.18 101%
2.38 92%
2.17 101%
2.199 100%
2.31 95%
2.23 99%
CCT
6320 103%
6697 97%
6109 106%
6368 102%
6547 99%
6759 96%
6311 103%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
1137% / 448%
-12% / -7%
117% / 220%
-156% / -109%
959% / 351%
-325% / -131%

* ... smaller is better

Calman colors P3
Calman colors P3
Calman grayscale P3
Calman grayscale P3
Calman saturation P3
Calman saturation P3
Calman colors P3 (calibrated)
Calman colors P3 (calibrated)
Calman grayscale P3 (calibrated)
Calman grayscale P3 (calibrated)
Calman saturationP3 (calibrated)
Calman saturationP3 (calibrated)

The response times of the panel are extremely good, in theory this makes the device a good choice for gaming.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
3 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 1 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 6 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
0 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0 ms rise
↘ 0 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 360 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 360 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 360 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19454 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The display of the Acer Swift 3 SF314 exhibits typical OLED pulse-width modulation (PWM) at a frequency of 360 Hz on the lowest four brightness settings. Since the frequency is relatively high, only particularly sensitive users may experience issues. There is no flickering at higher brightness settings.

Brightness setting 0 - PWM: 360 Hz
Brightness setting 0 - PWM: 360 Hz
Brightness setting 1 - PWM: 360 Hz
Brightness setting 1 - PWM: 360 Hz
Brightness setting 2 - PWM: 360 Hz
Brightness setting 2 - PWM: 360 Hz
Brightness setting 3 - PWM: 360 Hz
Brightness setting 3 - PWM: 360 Hz
Brightness setting 4 - No PWM
Brightness setting 4 - No PWM
Brightness setting 5 - No PWM
Brightness setting 5 - No PWM
Brightness setting 6 - No PWM
Brightness setting 6 - No PWM
Brightness setting 7 - No PWM
Brightness setting 7 - No PWM
Brightness setting 8 - No PWM
Brightness setting 8 - No PWM
Brightness setting 9 - No PWM
Brightness setting 9 - No PWM

With around 390 nits, the maximum brightness is pleasantly high with an almost perfect illumination. This would make the device predestined for outdoor use.

The glossy display surface puts a dent into this plan, however. Although it looks great, it is more mirror than usable display outdoors and particularly under direct sunlight.

Thus, this configuration of the laptop is better suited to indoor use, although an indoor light source may still introduce glare in this case. The readability remains acceptable outdoors in the shade.

Acer Swift 3 SF314 under sunlight ...
Acer Swift 3 SF314 under sunlight ...
... and in the shade.
... and in the shade.

Performance - Fast Performance Thanks to Alder Lake-H

Our SF314-71-56U3 configuration of the Acer Swift 3 uses the Intel Core i5-12500H and its integrated graphics unit Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 with 80 EU. On top of that, the manufacturer installs a fixed 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM in quad-channel mode and a 1-TB SSD.

Alternatively, Acer also offers many different configurations both with and without an OLED panel. Some of these configurations we have already reviewed, including the SF314-43-R8BP with an AMD Ryzen 5 5500U and the SF314-511-54ZK with an Intel Core i5-1135G7.

HWInfo
HWInfo
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z

Testing Conditions

In order to facilitate a lower power draw and less heat development, Acer heavily restricts the Intel Core i5-12500H to 35 watts (PL1) and 80 (PL2). We set the laptop to "Best Performance" via Windows before performing the following benchmarks. The Acer laptop does not come with its own power profiles.

Processor

At the heart of the laptop, there is a potent Intel Core i5-12500H. The high-end processor from early 2022 is manufactured using the 10-nm process and based on the recent Alder-Lake architecture. It is based on the Alder Lake-P chip and offers four performance cores (P cores, Golden Cove architecture) with clock speeds of up to 4.5 GHz and eight efficiency cores (E cores, Gracemont architecture) with 1.8 to 3.3 GHz. Thanks to P-core Hyper-Threading, 16 threads can be processed simultaneously.

With performance data that is slightly subpar compared to the Honor MagicBook 14 2022 (Honor uses higher TDP values) with the same CPU and the average performance of the CPU, Acer does not allow the CPU to perform at its highest TDP setting. The CPU still flexes its muscles in our benchmarks and frequently leaves its competitors, some of which still use 11th gen. CPUs, behind. After an initial peak, the performance remains almost constant throughout, as our Cinebench R15 loop shows. The processor's performance barely decreases in battery mode.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3 Intel Core i5-12500H: Ø1607 (1512-1927.43)
Honor MagicBook 14 2022 Intel Core i5-12500H; Smart Mode: Ø1638 (1576.35-2094.02)
Honor MagicBook 14 2022 Intel Core i5-12500H: Ø1875 (1748.1-2091.07)
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø1738 (1721.32-1768.58)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS: Ø1911 (1860.38-1927.62)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6 Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø800 (749.43-941.13)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP AMD Ryzen 5 5500U: Ø1157 (1150.91-1168.84)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø843 (803.42-904.02)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.4: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
 
85.4 pt ∼85%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
84.8 pt ∼85%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H
82.4 pt ∼82%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
76.1 pt ∼76%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
75 pt ∼75%
Average of class Subnotebook
 
55.6 pt ∼56%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
51.2 pt ∼51%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
49.3 pt ∼49%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7
49.2 pt ∼49%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (11330 - 14686, n=4)
13118 Points ∼100% +16%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
12225 Points ∼93% +8%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
11426 Points ∼87% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H
11330 Points ∼86%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
10936 Points ∼83% -3%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6963 (6910.64min - 6963.26max) Points ∼53% -39%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (965 - 14917, n=94, last 2 years)
6871 Points ∼52% -39%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5647 Points ∼43% -50%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5503 (5440.57min - 5503.31max) Points ∼42% -51%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
1697 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (1677 - 1701, n=4)
1689 Points ∼100% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H
1677 Points ∼99%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
1468 Points ∼87% -12%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1413 Points ∼83% -16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (409 - 1796, n=95, last 2 years)
1389 Points ∼82% -17%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1360 Points ∼80% -19%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1290 Points ∼76% -23%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1169 Points ∼69% -30%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (4687 - 5640, n=4)
5105 Points ∼100% +9%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
4723 Points ∼93% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H
4687 Points ∼92%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
4414 Points ∼86% -6%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4235 Points ∼83% -10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
2691 Points ∼53% -43%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (376 - 5762, n=94, last 2 years)
2645 Points ∼52% -44%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
2176 Points ∼43% -54%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7
2173 Points ∼43% -54%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H
656 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (652 - 656, n=4)
654 Points ∼100% 0%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
652 Points ∼99% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
575 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
550 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (159 - 701, n=95, last 2 years)
531 Points ∼81% -19%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7
520 Points ∼79% -21%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
517 Points ∼79% -21%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
457 Points ∼70% -30%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (2067 - 2272, n=5)
2144 Points ∼100% +4%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
2094 (1576.35min - 2094.02max) Points ∼98% +1%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
2091 (1748.1min - 2091.07max) Points ∼98% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H
2067 (1512min - 1927.43max) Points ∼96%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
1927 (1860.38min - 1927max) Points ∼90% -7%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1768 Points ∼82% -14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (234 - 2166, n=99, last 2 years)
1183 Points ∼55% -43%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1169 (1150.91min - 1168.84max) Points ∼55% -43%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7
941 (749.43min - 941.13max) Points ∼44% -54%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
904 (844.52min - 857.78max) Points ∼42% -56%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (240 - 250, n=4)
244 Points ∼100% +2%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
240 Points ∼98% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H
240 Points ∼98%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
238 Points ∼98% -1%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
220 Points ∼90% -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (74.5 - 263, n=89, last 2 years)
206 Points ∼84% -14%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7
198.3 Points ∼81% -17%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
196 Points ∼80% -18%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
174 Points ∼71% -27%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7
577 Seconds * ∼100% -100%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (253 - 2583, n=93, last 2 years)
560 Seconds * ∼97% -94%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
545 Seconds * ∼94% -89%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
415 Seconds * ∼72% -44%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
305 Seconds * ∼53% -6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H
288 Seconds * ∼50%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
279 Seconds * ∼48% +3%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
264 Seconds * ∼46% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (223 - 288, n=4)
250 Seconds * ∼43% +13%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
52732 MIPS ∼100% +8%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
51818 MIPS ∼98% +6%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (44105 - 53712, n=4)
49602 MIPS ∼94% +2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H
48771 MIPS ∼92%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
47553 MIPS ∼90% -2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
32949 MIPS ∼62% -32%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7436 - 54374, n=89, last 2 years)
30649 MIPS ∼58% -37%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7
23957 MIPS ∼45% -51%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
23373 MIPS ∼44% -52%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
5540 MIPS ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (5260 - 5563, n=4)
5411 MIPS ∼98% +1%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5402 MIPS ∼98% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H
5371 MIPS ∼97%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
5260 MIPS ∼95% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2197 - 5833, n=89, last 2 years)
4878 MIPS ∼88% -9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4716 MIPS ∼85% -12%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4425 MIPS ∼80% -18%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
4174 MIPS ∼75% -22%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
10828 Points ∼100% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H
10762 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (7962 - 10828, n=4)
9959 Points ∼92% -7%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8053 Points ∼74% -25%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
7867 Points ∼73% -27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1024 - 11434, n=85, last 2 years)
6303 Points ∼58% -41%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
5820 Points ∼54% -46%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5224 Points ∼48% -51%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4657 Points ∼43% -57%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H
1693 Points ∼100%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
1685 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (1624 - 1693, n=4)
1671 Points ∼99% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
1497 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1459 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (293 - 1937, n=85, last 2 years)
1451 Points ∼86% -14%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1379 Points ∼81% -19%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1376 Points ∼81% -19%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1105 Points ∼65% -35%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (12 - 16.6, n=4)
14.6 fps ∼100% +22%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
14.3 fps ∼98% +19%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
13.8 fps ∼95% +15%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
12.7 fps ∼87% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H
12 fps ∼82%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
8.81 fps ∼60% -27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1.02 - 14.8, n=84, last 2 years)
8.23 fps ∼56% -31%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
7.12 fps ∼49% -41%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7
6.51 fps ∼45% -46%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
67.9 s * ∼100% -69%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7
56.4 s * ∼83% -41%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (40.1 - 157, n=88, last 2 years)
56.4 s * ∼83% -41%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
54 s * ∼80% -35%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53.3 s * ∼78% -33%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
50.7 s * ∼75% -26%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (40.1 - 48.9, n=4)
44 s * ∼65% -10%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
41.6 s * ∼61% -4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H
40.1 s * ∼59%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.64 sec * ∼100% -25%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.629 sec * ∼98% -23%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
0.627 sec * ∼98% -22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.4587 - 1.649, n=88, last 2 years)
0.608 sec * ∼95% -19%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.524 sec * ∼82% -2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H
0.513 sec * ∼80%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
0.511 sec * ∼80% -0%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (0.4748 - 0.513, n=4)
0.4982 sec * ∼78% +3%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H
0.4969 sec * ∼78% +3%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2067 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
95.7 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
240 Points
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Performance Rating
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
93.1 pt ∼93%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
92 pt ∼92%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
 
78.1 pt ∼78%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
72.8 pt ∼73%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
64.8 pt ∼65%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
60.8 pt ∼61%
Average of class Subnotebook
 
55.6 pt ∼56%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
50.9 pt ∼51%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
45.8 pt ∼46%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
12925 KRay/s ∼100% +30%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
12901 KRay/s ∼100% +30%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (6851 - 13947, n=4)
10939 KRay/s ∼85% +10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
9939 KRay/s ∼77%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
8205 KRay/s ∼63% -17%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
7952 KRay/s ∼62% -20%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (343 - 14130, n=83, last 2 years)
7370 KRay/s ∼57% -26%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
6892 KRay/s ∼53% -31%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
6851 KRay/s ∼53% -31%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
83152 Points ∼100% +64%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
82243 Points ∼99% +62%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (29874 - 68178, n=4)
53576 Points ∼64% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
50681 Points ∼61%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
46898 Points ∼56% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5668 - 89691, n=83, last 2 years)
37668 Points ∼45% -26%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
32283 Points ∼39% -36%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
29874 Points ∼36% -41%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
27379 Points ∼33% -46%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
2863 MB/s ∼100% +19%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (2287 - 3337, n=4)
2816 MB/s ∼98% +17%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
2795 MB/s ∼98% +16%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
2402 MB/s ∼84%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
2287 MB/s ∼80% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
2171 MB/s ∼76% -10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1876 MB/s ∼66% -22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (355 - 3077, n=83, last 2 years)
1868 MB/s ∼65% -22%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
1523 MB/s ∼53% -37%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
94614 Points ∼100% +18%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
93584 Points ∼99% +17%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
80152 Points ∼85%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (77935 - 80703, n=4)
79769 Points ∼84% 0%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
77935 Points ∼82% -3%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
74033 Points ∼78% -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (15447 - 101910, n=83, last 2 years)
61670 Points ∼65% -23%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
46549 Points ∼49% -42%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
40824 Points ∼43% -49%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
11747 Points ∼100% +78%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
11412 Points ∼97% +73%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
9940 Points ∼85% +51%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (6590 - 7390, n=4)
7106 Points ∼60% +8%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
7057 Points ∼60% +7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
6590 Points ∼56%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1078 - 13309, n=83, last 2 years)
6160 Points ∼52% -7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4441 Points ∼38% -33%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3904 Points ∼33% -41%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
45310 Points ∼100% +81%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
45121 Points ∼100% +80%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (18252 - 33085, n=4)
27105 Points ∼60% +8%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
25080 Points ∼55%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
24538 Points ∼54% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3056 - 49277, n=83, last 2 years)
21037 Points ∼46% -16%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
19635 Points ∼43% -22%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
18252 Points ∼40% -27%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
16500 Points ∼36% -34%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
113708 MB/s ∼100% +126%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
111310 MB/s ∼98% +121%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (50298 - 110905, n=4)
86857 MB/s ∼76% +73%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
75518 MB/s ∼66% +50%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
67919 MB/s ∼60% +35%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (638 - 121917, n=83, last 2 years)
55533 MB/s ∼49% +10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
50298 MB/s ∼44%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
46523 MB/s ∼41% -8%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
38897 MB/s ∼34% -23%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (746 - 921, n=4)
844 MB/s ∼100% +13%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
789 MB/s ∼93% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
746 MB/s ∼88%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
743 MB/s ∼88% 0%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
717 MB/s ∼85% -4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
513 MB/s ∼61% -31%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (117 - 962, n=84, last 2 years)
456 MB/s ∼54% -39%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
367 MB/s ∼43% -51%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
280 MB/s ∼33% -62%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
7060 KRay/s ∼100% +30%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
6936 KRay/s ∼98% +28%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (3848 - 7034, n=4)
5813 KRay/s ∼82% +7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
5439 KRay/s ∼77%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
4488 KRay/s ∼64% -17%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4291 KRay/s ∼61% -21%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (204 - 7412, n=83, last 2 years)
3953 KRay/s ∼56% -27%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
3848 KRay/s ∼55% -29%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3547 KRay/s ∼50% -35%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
43813 MPixel/s ∼100%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
35933 MPixel/s ∼82% -18%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
33397 MPixel/s ∼76% -24%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (13686 - 43813, n=4)
30660 MPixel/s ∼70% -30%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6569 - 48416, n=83, last 2 years)
28608 MPixel/s ∼65% -35%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
22932 MPixel/s ∼52% -48%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
20467 MPixel/s ∼47% -53%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
19116 MPixel/s ∼44% -56%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
17059 MPixel/s ∼39% -61%

System Performance

Thanks to the powerful CPU, the system performance is good. Aside from the Honor MagicBook 14 2022, the Acer Swift 3 outperforms all competitors in most benchmarks. However, competitors with dedicated GPUs and the Asus ZenBook 14X with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H are able to beat our test device in the PCMark 10 productivity benchmark. During our testing, the system was smooth and ready to handle any common workload.

PCMark 10 / Score
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6524 Points ∼100% +18%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
5989 Points ∼92% +9%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
GeForce MX450, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
5844 Points ∼90% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-12500H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
5511 Points ∼84%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
5511 Points ∼84% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1671 - 6623, n=83, last 2 years)
5115 Points ∼78% -7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4904 Points ∼75% -11%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
4787 Points ∼73% -13%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
4705 Points ∼72% -15%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10650 Points ∼100% +4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-12500H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
10261 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
10261 Points ∼96% 0%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
10112 Points ∼95% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
GeForce MX450, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
9941 Points ∼93% -3%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9702 Points ∼91% -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4599 - 10836, n=83, last 2 years)
9633 Points ∼90% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
8877 Points ∼83% -13%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
8715 Points ∼82% -15%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
9248 Points ∼100% +34%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
8861 Points ∼96% +28%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
GeForce MX450, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
8555 Points ∼93% +24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2833 - 9852, n=83, last 2 years)
7150 Points ∼77% +4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-12500H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
6902 Points ∼75%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
6902 Points ∼75% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6277 Points ∼68% -9%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
6262 Points ∼68% -9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
6248 Points ∼68% -9%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
7986 Points ∼100% +24%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-12500H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
6415 Points ∼80%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
6415 Points ∼80% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
GeForce MX450, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
6371 Points ∼80% -1%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
6236 Points ∼78% -3%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
5455 Points ∼68% -15%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (973 - 8855, n=83, last 2 years)
5347 Points ∼67% -17%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
5255 Points ∼66% -18%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5098 Points ∼64% -21%
CrossMark / Overall
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1792 Points ∼100% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-12500H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
1778 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
1778 Points ∼99% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
GeForce MX450, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1414 Points ∼79% -20%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (718 - 1811, n=41, last 2 years)
1406 Points ∼78% -21%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
1366 Points ∼76% -23%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1265 Points ∼71% -29%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1049 Points ∼59% -41%
CrossMark / Productivity
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1732 Points ∼100% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-12500H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
1718 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
1718 Points ∼99% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
GeForce MX450, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1445 Points ∼83% -16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (685 - 1755, n=41, last 2 years)
1395 Points ∼81% -19%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
1362 Points ∼79% -21%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1282 Points ∼74% -25%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1082 Points ∼62% -37%
CrossMark / Creativity
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2865 Points ∼100% +57%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-12500H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
1827 Points ∼64%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
1827 Points ∼64% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (776 - 1928, n=41, last 2 years)
1485 Points ∼52% -19%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
1453 Points ∼51% -20%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
GeForce MX450, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1436 Points ∼50% -21%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1263 Points ∼44% -31%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1054 Points ∼37% -42%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-12500H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
1815 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
1815 Points ∼100% 0%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1758 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
GeForce MX450, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1262 Points ∼70% -30%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (652 - 1815, n=41, last 2 years)
1240 Points ∼68% -32%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1222 Points ∼67% -33%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
1144 Points ∼63% -37%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
946 Points ∼52% -48%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5076 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
7124 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
2972 points
PCMark 10 Score
5511 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
66598 MB/s ∼100%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
59986 MB/s ∼90% -10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
50875 MB/s ∼76% -24%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (23850 - 66598, n=4)
48857 MB/s ∼73% -27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12783 - 73486, n=83, last 2 years)
48554 MB/s ∼73% -27%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
40547 MB/s ∼61% -39%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
39645 MB/s ∼60% -40%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
37858 MB/s ∼57% -43%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
34427 MB/s ∼52% -48%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
68013 MB/s ∼100% +2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
66646 MB/s ∼98%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
55516 MB/s ∼82% -17%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (24879 - 68013, n=4)
51774 MB/s ∼76% -22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10258 - 73719, n=83, last 2 years)
50293 MB/s ∼74% -25%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
46334 MB/s ∼68% -30%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
40911 MB/s ∼60% -39%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
40111 MB/s ∼59% -40%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
39548 MB/s ∼58% -41%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
58797 MB/s ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
58023 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
57654 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10533 - 68247, n=83, last 2 years)
50285 MB/s ∼86% -14%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (23543 - 58797, n=4)
46740 MB/s ∼79% -21%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
42480 MB/s ∼72% -28%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
42337 MB/s ∼72% -28%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
36826 MB/s ∼63% -37%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
32005 MB/s ∼54% -46%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
115 ns * ∼100% -9%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
Intel Core i5-12500H, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
114.7 ns * ∼100% -9%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
107 ns * ∼93% -1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Intel Core i5-12500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
105.5 ns * ∼92%
Average Intel Core i5-12500H
  (89.8 - 114.7, n=4)
101.2 ns * ∼88% +4%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce MX450
101 ns * ∼88% +4%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
99.9 ns * ∼87% +5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (18.8 - 126.5, n=79, last 2 years)
91.6 ns * ∼80% +13%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
84.5 ns * ∼73% +20%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

The latencies of the Acer Swift 3 SF314 are fairly high according to our testing. While this may indicate issues pertaining to real-time audio and video editing, the test is just a snapshot that reflects the current BIOS and driver configuration. However, we did not notice any issues related to the software configuration.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Acer Swift 3 SF314-71-56U3
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-12500H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
2776 μs * ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED Ryzen 9
GeForce MX450, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
2646 μs * ∼95% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1706 μs * ∼61% +39%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
1441 μs * ∼52% +48%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1338.4 μs * ∼48% +52%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R8BP
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
904 μs * ∼33% +67%
Honor MagicBook 14 2022
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i5-12500H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
663.1 μs * ∼24% +76%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

The installed 1-TB Micron SSD generally places the Swift 3 in the top 4 in short-term benchmarks. As the subpar results show, it still consistently falls short of the potential of the SSD. While the storage solution shows fast transfer speeds overall, we did notice fairly high write access times.

When it comes to the continuous performance, the transfer rate drops by more than 80% after completing slightly more than half of our test despite its cooling pad and subsequently stabilizes at around one third of its initial speed. We were able to reproduce this phenomenon in multiple runs, meaning users will have to contend with unnecessarily prolonged data transfers when transferring large amounts.

Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3099 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3409 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 600.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 407.7 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1377 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 3421 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 50.16 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 189.6 MB/s