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DDR4-3200 RAM limits Tiger Lake graphics performance - a review of the Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL

Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL Review: Quiet, cool, enduring 2-in-1 device
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL Review: Quiet, cool, enduring 2-in-1 device
The ThinkBook 14s Yoga doesn't attract attention by setting performance records but rather with its good ergonomics. The Lenovo engineers have focused on low emissions, good stamina and a decent keyboard. The touchscreen display can be used both with your fingers and with the included Smart Pen.
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The ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL is a business convertible with a 14 inch screen that Lenovo has directed mainly at small and medium-sized enterprises. The chassis is made of aluminum. Our limited edition test unit is dark blue, but the device is silver as a standard.

The combination of a Core-i7-1165G7 processor, 16 GB of RAM (dual channel mode, 8 GB onboard + 8 GB module, max 40 GB) and a 512-GB NVMe SSD make the device a great choice for all the possible usage scenarios of a business convertible. 

The integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96 EU GPU remains below its potential. The results of the Fire Strike and Time Spy benchmarks are around 20 to 25 percent lower than the average results we have measured so far with this GPU. Our gaming tests confirm similar differences in terms of refresh rates.

Both Intel's Tiger Lake iGPUs as well as AMD's Vega iGPUs benefit from fast RAM. The faster, the better. Therefore, these notebooks are often equipped with faster LPDDR4X-4267 RAM. The Yoga is "only" equipped with slower DDR4-3200 RAM, with users paying the price in terms of lower graphics performance. It is not possible to retrofit LPDDR4X memory.

Further information and benchmark results are available in our review of the Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL.  

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Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 832 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Translator: Katherine Bodner - Translator - 283 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I completed my master's degree in translation at the University of Vienna a few years ago and have been working as a translator for English, German and French ever since. I first started translating for Notebookcheck in 2017 and have learned more about computers than I ever imagined, and I have even become the person my family turns to for advice when it comes to consumer electronics. Other than that I also focus on everything connected to sustainability and renewable energy.
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Sascha Mölck, 2021-01-14 (Update: 2021-01-12)