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Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme (i7-8650U, RX540) Laptop Review

Extreme durability. The Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme is an absolute tank. The Latitude 7424 wraps a competent computer in a dust-tight and water-resistant shell that can take a beating without much fuss. However, this durability comes at a high cost - weight and size.

Rugged laptops are in a transition period. Key players in this market have released slimmer machines that bear many of the features typical of a ruggedized laptop. We recently reviewed one such design with the Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged. However, today's device holds onto tradition.

The Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme feels more like a ruggedized device. The machine is thick, heavy, and has a massive footprint for a 14-inch laptop. However, the benefits of its large size include both IP65 and MIL-SPEC-810G ratings. This means the machine is dust-tight, resistant to pressurized water, and can survive drops at waist-height while operational. But how does the Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme function as a computer?

Competitors for the Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme include the Panasonic Toughbook CF-54, Getac S410, and Dell's own Latitude 5420 Rugged. We will also compare the Lenovo ThinkPad T480 and ThinkPad P52 as comparisons for general performance. 

Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme (Latitude 14 Rugged Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX 540 - 4096 MB, Core: 1176 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR5, AMD Radeon 18.10.22-180612a-332314C-Dell, Yes
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2400
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, Resistive, AU Optronics AUO523D, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U + iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG), 512 GB 
, 475 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Serial Port, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Headset (combo audio in/out), Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC Card reader, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
Blu-Ray BD-ROM / DVD+-RW
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 59.3 x 352.5 x 255 ( = 2.33 x 13.88 x 10.04 in)
Battery
102 Wh, removeable, 3-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Sealed, chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty, ruggedized
Weight
3.45 kg ( = 121.7 oz / 7.61 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
4000 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The case is fitting for a proper ruggedized laptop. The case is made almost entirely from plastic with a few touches of metal. The corners of the bottom panel and lid are covered in rubberized polycarbonate to absorb the impact of drops. The machine is not pretty, but that's not the point. The Latitude 7424 should be able to take a beating without breaking a sweat.

The keyboard deck, bottom panel, and lid are completely void of flex. The lid can be twisted very slightly with intentional pressure but otherwise is immovable. The hinges feel stiff but hold the display in place. The lid does not wobble unless touch input is used. The matte textured plastic shows fingerprints and smudges, but these can easily be wiped away.

"Large" doesn't quite capture the size of the Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme. At almost 6 cm, the Latitude 7424 is one of the thickest machines we've reviewed in recent memory. The machine is almost twice as thick as other rugged laptops and about 3 times thicker than the Lenovo ThinkPad T480

The machine's footprint is more reasonable. The device is still large, and the rubberized front handle makes the device feel longer than it really is. This handle can be removed. The Latitude 7424 is difficult to fit into a bag or backpack. Users will need to carry the machine like a briefcase from job site to job site.

352.5 mm / 13.9 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 59.3 mm / 2.33 inch 3.5 kg7.61 lbs377.4 mm / 14.9 inch 252.3 mm / 9.93 inch 29.4 mm / 1.157 inch 2.6 kg5.71 lbs350 mm / 13.8 inch 293 mm / 11.5 inch 34.9 mm / 1.374 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs347 mm / 13.7 inch 244.5 mm / 9.63 inch 32.9 mm / 1.295 inch 2.8 kg6.24 lbs345.5 mm / 13.6 inch 271.8 mm / 10.7 inch 30.5 mm / 1.201 inch 1.9 kg4.2 lbs337 mm / 13.3 inch 233 mm / 9.17 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 1.6 kg3.59 lbs288 mm / 11.3 inch 223 mm / 8.78 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 1.2 kg2.6 lbs

Connectivity

Port selection is excellent. In addition to several modern mainstays (three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, HDMI, DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet), the Latitude 7424 brings some legacy connections like a Smart Card Reader and a Serial port. There is also a removable PCIe storage bay and a Blu-Ray drive. Every port is kept behind dust-tight and water-resistant doors.

Right: Smart Card, stylus, Blu-Ray drive, removable NVMe drive, SD Card, USB 3.0 Type-A
Right: Smart Card, stylus, Blu-Ray drive, removable NVMe drive, SD Card, USB 3.0 Type-A
Left: USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, ventilation, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, headset jack
Left: USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, ventilation, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, headset jack
Back: Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort 1.2, Serial, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 1.4, DC in
Back: Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort 1.2, Serial, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 1.4, DC in

SD Card Reader

The SD Card reader pushes our Toshiba Exceria Pro reference card to its limits; transfer rates average between 170-220 MB/s, making this one of the fastest card readers we have reviewed.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
182.86 MB/s ∼100% +6%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
171.81 MB/s ∼94%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
169 MB/s ∼92% -2%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54G2999VM
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
149.7 MB/s ∼82% -13%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
142.6 MB/s ∼78% -17%
Average of class Workstation
  (17.2 - 213, n=55)
137 MB/s ∼75% -20%
Getac S410
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81.1 MB/s ∼44% -53%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76.08 MB/s ∼42% -56%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
239 MB/s ∼100% +5%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
228.78 MB/s ∼96% 0%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
228.26 MB/s ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
189.2 MB/s ∼79% -17%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54G2999VM
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
179.6 MB/s ∼75% -21%
Average of class Workstation
  (18.4 - 255, n=55)
173 MB/s ∼72% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87.15 MB/s ∼36% -62%
Getac S410
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.5 MB/s ∼36% -63%

Communication

Wireless connection speeds and strength leave no complaints. Send and receive rates are speedy, and connections are rock steady. We experienced no dropped signals up to about 35 meters through two interior walls and an exterior brick wall.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
652 MBit/s ∼100% +1%
Getac S410
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
650 MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
647 MBit/s ∼99%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54G2999VM
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
630 MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
629 MBit/s ∼96% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
624 MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Average of class Workstation
  (292 - 705, n=40)
610 MBit/s ∼94% -6%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
514 MBit/s ∼79% -21%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
670 MBit/s ∼100% +24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
662 MBit/s ∼99% +22%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
541 MBit/s ∼81%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
540 MBit/s ∼81% 0%
Getac S410
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
538 MBit/s ∼80% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (83 - 690, n=40)
526 MBit/s ∼79% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
506 MBit/s ∼76% -6%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54G2999VM
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
502 MBit/s ∼75% -7%

Security

The Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme offers several security features, including multiple user authentication tools. Logins can be accomplished via an NFC pad, a Smart Card reader, an infrared facial scanner, or a touch fingerprint reader. All methods work consistently and reliably. The facial scanner, in particular, is fast and rarely failed. The scanner can also read faces in low light environments due to its use of infrared. The laptop can also be configured with other options, including Intel's vPro management engine and TPM.

Accessories

The Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme includes a stylus for use with the resistive touchscreen. The stylus is attached to the machine via a lanyard loop along the back of the case and can be stowed in a well on the right side.

Maintenance

Service is possible but is a chore. Twenty-one Phillips Heads screws hold the bottom panel to the case. The screws are all uniform, so sorting them isn't necessary (thankfully). One the screws are removed, the back panel pops off without much fuss. Once inside, users can swap out the RAM and the wireless card. Further disassembly is needed to reach the soldered CPU and GPU.

The keyboard is attached via six screws and some stubborn plastic clips. Replacing the keyboard requires effort but is relatively straightforward.

Bottom panel removed. Notice the heat pipes shared between the CPU and GPU.
Bottom panel removed. Notice the heat pipes shared between the CPU and GPU.
RAM DIMMs and wireless card
RAM DIMMs and wireless card
The fan is set in a deep well.
The fan is set in a deep well.

Warranty

Dell offers a three years standard warranty on the Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme. Buyers can also extend the warranty up to 5 years and add Dell's ProSupport or ProSupport Plus services. ProSupport subscribers have access to onsite service by certified technicians as well as points-of-contact for specific hardware and software problems. ProSupport even provides support for third-party applications like internet browsers, financial software (e.g., Quicken), video/photo editing programs, and more.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The Latitude 7424 uses the same keyboard as the Latitude 540 Rugged. As such, it offers the same quiet keys, good response, and solid backplate. The pressure point is similarly soft and may feel mushy to some. Compared to the fine-tuned ThinkPad keyboards, the Latitude 7424's comes up short but should still offer a pleasing experience to most typists.

Touchpad & touchscreen

The touchpad and touchscreen leave quite a bit to be desired. Both have poor response and glide, but for a good reason: they use resistive sensors rather than the typical capacitive sensors seen in most laptops. While the resistive touchpad and touchscreen lack the smooth glide and precise response of capacitive sensors, they can be used with gloves as they rely on pressure rather than electrical current.

Users will need to apply consistent pressure to the touchpad and touchscreen in order to trigger the sensors, and this takes some major adjustment. It also makes dragging and dropping via both inputs difficult. The resistive design is likely beneficial for the Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme's target audience but can be frustrating to use.

Display

Subpixel array. Notice the grainy film.
Subpixel array. Notice the grainy film.

The Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme is billed as a rough, outdoor-use computer, and the screen plays into that label well. The display gets extremely bright (~800 nits) and is fully visible in any lighting, even directly under the sun. Contrast is very good (1563:1) despite the bright back panel. Response times are below average for an IPS display. We also detect PWM (763 Hz), but only at 100% brightness, which is odd. Brightness levels of 99% and lower have no detectable PWM.

The weakest point of the screen is the grainy film caused by the resistive touch panel's second layer. Text and images look a bit blurry compared to a standard IPS display, and lighter backgrounds bear noticeable visual noise.

746.1
cd/m²
852.4
cd/m²
752.3
cd/m²
791.1
cd/m²
844
cd/m²
827.5
cd/m²
766.1
cd/m²
785.8
cd/m²
771.6
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 852.4 cd/m² Average: 793 cd/m² Minimum: 1.79 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 844 cd/m²
Contrast: 1563:1 (Black: 0.54 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.8 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.1, calibrated: 1.15
ΔE Greyscale 7.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
97% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 62% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.334
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
AU Optronics AUO523D, IPS, 14, 1920x1080
Getac S410
CMN N140BGE-E33, TN PED, 14, 1366x768
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54G2999VM
B140XTN, AUO2E3C, TN LED, 14, 1366x768
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
Semi-Matte Beschichtung, IPS LED, 12, 2160x1440
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
AU Optronics AUO523D, IPS, 14, 1920x1080
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US
B140HAK01.0, TFT-LCD, 14, 1920x1080
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
N156HCE-EN1, IPS LED, 15.6, 1920x1080
Response Times
38%
44%
18%
1%
31%
1094%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
62.8 (35.6, 27.2)
41.2 (21.6, 19.6)
34%
43.2 (16.8, 26.4)
31%
39 (21, 18)
38%
68 (34, 34)
-8%
39.2 (22, 17.2)
38%
39.2 (21.2, 18)
38%
Response Time Black / White *
40 (24.4, 15.6)
14 (9.6, 4.4)
65%
17.2 (11.2, 6)
57%
30 (18, 12)
25%
33.6 (18.8, 14.8)
16%
30.8 (18, 12.8)
23%
26 (14.4, 11.6)
35%
PWM Frequency
763
877.2 (99)
15%
694 (90)
-9%
735.3 (100)
-4%
25250 (50)
3209%
Screen
-86%
-92%
-7%
-9%
-61%
-14%
Brightness middle
844
265.1
-69%
174.5
-79%
565
-33%
1111.7
32%
276.7
-67%
304
-64%
Brightness
793
246
-69%
164
-79%
538
-32%
1026
29%
272
-66%
293
-63%
Brightness Distribution
88
81
-8%
71
-19%
82
-7%
80
-9%
90
2%
88
0%
Black Level *
0.54
0.58
-7%
0.6
-11%
0.4
26%
0.81
-50%
0.21
61%
0.26
52%
Contrast
1563
457
-71%
291
-81%
1413
-10%
1372
-12%
1318
-16%
1169
-25%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.8
14.24
-197%
12.05
-151%
5.06
-5%
3.83
20%
7.22
-50%
4.5
6%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11.88
26.66
-124%
27.5
-131%
8.1
32%
7.85
34%
25.87
-118%
7.7
35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.15
3.94
-243%
4.34
-277%
2.98
-159%
5.01
-336%
2.4
-109%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.6
14.2
-87%
14.8
-95%
6.4
16%
5.6
26%
6.7
12%
5.2
32%
Gamma
2.334 94%
2.03 108%
1.4 157%
2.25 98%
2.306 95%
2.321 95%
2.26 97%
CCT
6546 99%
17152 38%
14529 45%
5794 112%
7676 85%
6656 98%
6789 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
62
38.7
-38%
35.7
-42%
44
-29%
59
-5%
34
-45%
53.8
-13%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97
61
-37%
56.2
-42%
70
-28%
93
-4%
54
-44%
90.1
-7%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-24% / -60%
-24% / -71%
6% / -1%
-4% / -7%
-15% / -47%
540% / 223%

* ... smaller is better

Color accuracy is average out of the box. DeltaE2000 scores for colors and grays sit at 4.8 and 7.6, respectively. (Generally, a DeltaE2000 score of 3 or lower is considered acceptable for professional work.) The screen is particularly weak in shades of black and gray, possibly due to the filmy look caused by the resistive layer.

There is a silver lining to this gray cloud. With calibration, the Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme's screen is excellent. DeltaE2000 scores drop to 1.15 and 1.4 for colors and grays, respectively. Color variance becomes very tight as well. Despite the excellent color accuracy, we would not recommend the laptop for outdoor photographers or videographers as the screen overall looks dull.

ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation Sweeps
Saturation Sweeps
ColorChecker (calibrated)
ColorChecker (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
vs. sRGB: 97%
vs. sRGB: 97%
vs. AdobeRGB: 62%
vs. AdobeRGB: 62%

Due to its bright backlight, the Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme can be used in any lighting condition. Even under direct sunlight, text and images remain perfectly clear. The strong backlight does not show much bleed. The backlight peeks out from the upper corners, but only in small areas. This is not distracting in low-light environments.

Screen in direct sunlight.
Screen in direct sunlight.
Minimal backlight bleed in the upper corners
Minimal backlight bleed in the upper corners
Exposure increased to highlight bleed
Exposure increased to highlight bleed

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
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24.4 ms rise
↘ 15.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 96 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
62.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 35.6 ms rise
↘ 27.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 96 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (40.7 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 763 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 763 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 763 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9705 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Viewing angles are typical for an IPS display. We do notice a slight red shift when the display is viewed off-axis horizontally. This shift is noticeable at brightness settings of 30% and higher and may be distracting to some.

Performance

We recently saw the Core i7-8650U in the Latitude 5420 Rugged, and it performed well alongside the AMD Radeon RX 540. The Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme's performance is largely similar, but a few shortcomings hinder the machine when compared to its little brother.

CPU-Z: CPU
CPU-Z: CPU
CPU-Z: Caches
CPU-Z: Caches
CPU-Z: Mainboard
CPU-Z: Mainboard
CPU-Z: Memory
CPU-Z: Memory
CPU-Z: SPD
CPU-Z: SPD
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO64
HWiNFO64
 

Processor

The Intel Core i7-8650U brings a quad-core architecture to Intel's ULV platform. The performance bump between Intel's 7th generation dual-core chips and its 8th generation CPUs is incredible. Sadly, the Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme is not the best picture of this performance increase. The machine falls about 20% below the average Cinebench R15 multi-core score. Performance is decent, but there is definite room for improvement.

Long-term CPU performance is fairly stable. A quick note: we encountered hurdles running our Cinebench R15 loop test at the beginning of the review period; the benchmark would fail after a few runs and crash our loop script. An update from Dell received during our review seems to have resolved these issues. The loop now runs without incident, even after multiple passes.

Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
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Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG); CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø462 (417.79-486.07)
Getac S410 UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, CUKUSA 1 TB SATA SSD Q0526A; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø497 (492.45-538.66)
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54G2999VM HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Seagate BarraCuda Compute 1TB ST1000LM048; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø344 (340.23-352.17)
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø466 (461.37-494.52)
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø564 (558.47-604.06)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Turing
Intel Core i7-8750H
174 Points ∼80% +36%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Core i7-8550U
166 Points ∼76% +30%
Average Intel Core i7-8650U
  (128 - 178, n=17)
165 Points ∼76% +29%
Getac S410
Intel Core i7-8550U
163 Points ∼75% +27%
Average of class Workstation
  (117 - 214, n=87)
157 Points ∼72% +23%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
150 Points ∼69% +17%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-51-59SZ
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼66% +12%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
Intel Core i3-8130U
139 Points ∼64% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
132 Points ∼61% +3%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Intel Core i7-8650U
128 Points ∼59%
HP 15-db0500ng
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
127 Points ∼58% -1%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Turing
Intel Core i7-8750H
1079 Points ∼25% +132%
Average of class Workstation
  (260 - 1623, n=89)
735 Points ∼17% +58%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
661 Points ∼15% +42%
Average Intel Core i7-8650U
  (447 - 675, n=19)
580 Points ∼13% +25%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-51-59SZ
Intel Core i5-8250U
576 Points ∼13% +24%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
541 Points ∼12% +16%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Core i7-8550U
526 Points ∼12% +13%
Getac S410
Intel Core i7-8550U
498 Points ∼11% +7%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Intel Core i7-8650U
465 Points ∼11%
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
Intel Core i3-8130U
320 Points ∼7% -31%
HP 15-db0500ng
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
275 Points ∼6% -41%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-8650U
  (1.67 - 2.04, n=9)
1.899 Points ∼78% +14%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
1.71 Points ∼70% +2%
Average of class Workstation
  (1.09 - 2.43, n=85)
1.689 Points ∼69% +1%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Intel Core i7-8650U
1.67 Points ∼68%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-51-59SZ
Intel Core i5-8250U
1.64 Points ∼67% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
1.55 Points ∼64% -7%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
7.53 Points ∼28% +49%
Average of class Workstation
  (2.16 - 17.4, n=103)
6.82 Points ∼25% +35%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-51-59SZ
Intel Core i5-8250U
6.38 Points ∼24% +26%
Average Intel Core i7-8650U
  (5.04 - 7.24, n=9)
6.35 Points ∼23% +25%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
6.08 Points ∼22% +20%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Intel Core i7-8650U
5.06 Points ∼19%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Turing
Intel Core i7-8750H
6645 Points ∼61%
Average Intel Core i7-8650U
  (5307 - 6782, n=4)
6337 Points ∼58%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-51-59SZ
Intel Core i5-8250U
5527 Points ∼51%
Average of class Workstation
  (3094 - 9142, n=86)
5355 Points ∼49%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
4349 Points ∼40%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Turing
Intel Core i7-8750H
31800 Points ∼64%
Average of class Workstation
  (8373 - 43681, n=87)
19772 Points ∼40%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-51-59SZ
Intel Core i5-8250U
18809 Points ∼38%
Average Intel Core i7-8650U
  (16227 - 21455, n=4)
18738 Points ∼38%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
12294 Points ∼25%
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
Average of class Workstation
  (98.7 - 1390, n=58)
323 s * ∼4%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-51-59SZ
Intel Core i5-8250U
303.05 s * ∼4%
Average Intel Core i7-8650U
  (268 - 335, n=3)
302 s * ∼4%
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - ---
Average of class Workstation
  (-1 - 172530, n=700)
8477 Seconds * ∼38% -1546%
Average Intel Core i7-8650U
  (8 - 7939, n=23)
1601 Seconds * ∼7% -211%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-51-59SZ
Intel Core i5-8250U
612.96 Seconds * ∼3% -19%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Intel Core i7-8650U
514.929 Seconds * ∼2%

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Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.67 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
5.06 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
94.04 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
128 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
465 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
81.04 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
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System Performance

Overall system performance is good. The NVMe PCIe drive is very quick and can cut through a workflow without much trouble. The AMD Radeon RX 540 dGPU helps with graphical loads and is a nice boost over the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU. The Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme bests its competitors in most of PCMark 10's productivity tests, making it a formidable workhorse.

PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Workstation
  (2466 - 8528, n=31)
5065 Points ∼45% +33%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4348 Points ∼39% +14%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
3843 Points ∼34% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
  (3821 - 3843, n=2)
3832 Points ∼34% 0%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3821 Points ∼34%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3032 Points ∼27% -21%
Getac S410
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, CUKUSA 1 TB SATA SSD Q0526A
2924 Points ∼26% -23%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54G2999VM
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Seagate BarraCuda Compute 1TB ST1000LM048
2414 Points ∼22% -37%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
2174 Points ∼19% -43%
Productivity
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
7531 Points ∼78%
Average Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
  (7328 - 7531, n=2)
7430 Points ∼77% -1%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
7328 Points ∼76% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7094 Points ∼73% -6%
Average of class Workstation
  (4897 - 8307, n=31)
7046 Points ∼73% -6%
Getac S410
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, CUKUSA 1 TB SATA SSD Q0526A
6958 Points ∼72% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6649 Points ∼69% -12%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
6147 Points ∼63% -18%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54G2999VM
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Seagate BarraCuda Compute 1TB ST1000LM048
5177 Points ∼53% -31%
Essentials
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
8580 Points ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
  (8503 - 8580, n=2)
8542 Points ∼80% 0%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
8503 Points ∼80% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (7172 - 9847, n=31)
8463 Points ∼79% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8298 Points ∼78% -3%
Getac S410
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, CUKUSA 1 TB SATA SSD Q0526A
8274 Points ∼78% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8243 Points ∼77% -4%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
6820 Points ∼64% -21%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54G2999VM
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Seagate BarraCuda Compute 1TB ST1000LM048
5706 Points ∼53% -33%
Score
Average of class Workstation
  (3281 - 6255, n=32)
4764 Points ∼61% +6%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4497 Points ∼58%
Average Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
  (4451 - 4497, n=2)
4474 Points ∼58% -1%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
4451 Points ∼57% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4428 Points ∼57% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4027 Points ∼52% -10%
Getac S410
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, CUKUSA 1 TB SATA SSD Q0526A
3958 Points ∼51% -12%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
3226 Points ∼42% -28%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54G2999VM
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Seagate BarraCuda Compute 1TB ST1000LM048
2972 Points ∼38% -34%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5329 Points ∼82% +2%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
5231 Points ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
  (5170 - 5231, n=2)
5201 Points ∼80% -1%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
5170 Points ∼79% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (3311 - 5655, n=69)
4808 Points ∼74% -8%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
4503 Points ∼69% -14%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Getac S410
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, CUKUSA 1 TB SATA SSD Q0526A
4197 Points ∼69% +4%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4052 Points ∼67%
Average Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
  (4038 - 4052, n=2)
4045 Points ∼66% 0%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
4038 Points ∼66% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (2320 - 5505, n=70)
3983 Points ∼65% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3959 Points ∼65% -2%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54G2999VM
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Seagate BarraCuda Compute 1TB ST1000LM048
3906 Points ∼64% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3846 Points ∼63% -5%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
3386 Points ∼56% -16%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4052 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5231 points
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Storage Devices

The 512 GB PCIe SSD offer quick read speeds but somewhat disappointing write speeds. Still, the drive is more than fast enough for almost any workflow. The drive can also be changed out easily by pulling the removable sled on the right side of the machine.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CrystalDiskMark 5.5
CrystalDiskMark 5.5
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
Getac S410
CUKUSA 1 TB SATA SSD Q0526A
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54G2999VM
Seagate BarraCuda Compute 1TB ST1000LM048
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Average SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-51%
-97%
-41%
-18%
-9%
10%
5%
Write 4K
114.4
73.99
-35%
1.145
-99%
97.73
-15%
98.76
-14%
123.2
8%
108.5
-5%
130 (114 - 165, n=6)
14%
Read 4K
43.86
31.85
-27%
0.453
-99%
34.76
-21%
38.51
-12%
44.43
1%
42.78
-2%
45.3 (42.8 - 50.5, n=6)
3%
Write Seq
1281
460.6
-64%
52.22
-96%
479.4
-63%
843.3
-34%
844.7
-34%
1645
28%
1170 (635 - 1282, n=6)
-9%
Read Seq
1918
514.2
-73%
122.7
-94%
507.1
-74%
1282
-33%
865.3
-55%
1485
-23%
1728 (1274 - 2065, n=6)
-10%
Write 4K Q32T1
422.5
211.4
-50%
2.428
-99%
273.5
-35%
355.5
-16%
287.3
-32%
269.2
-36%
381 (287 - 478, n=6)
-10%
Read 4K Q32T1
260.6
203.5
-22%
1.063
-100%
296.3
14%
241.4
-7%
360.9
38%
348.7
34%
405 (261 - 550, n=6)
55%
Write Seq Q32T1
1282
522.9
-59%
73.66
-94%
524.3
-59%
892.5
-30%
1718
34%
1877
46%
1139 (662 - 1400, n=6)
-11%
Read Seq Q32T1
2515
553.8
-78%
120.4
-95%
554
-78%
2478
-1%
1779
-29%
3419
36%
2651 (2515 - 2693, n=6)
5%
Write 4K Q8T8
1523.4
735 (724 - 746, n=2)
Read 4K Q8T8
1614.3
703 (690 - 715, n=2)
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2515 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1282 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 260.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 422.5 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1918 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1281 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 43.86 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 114.4 MB/s

GPU Performance

The Radeon RX 540 GPU is essentially AMD's answer to Nvidia's MX150, which itself is an entry-level graphics card designed to give office-grade and consumer laptops a bit more graphical oomph. The RX 540 edges out the MX150 in most benchmarks and should be good enough for light photo and video editing. There is a significant drop in graphical performance when the Latitude 7424 is on battery power, so users will need to lug the power adapter along for graphical work away from the desk.

Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike (on battery)
Fire Strike (on battery)
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
3DMark 11
3DMark 11
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H
8544 Points ∼38% +41%
MSI GL73 8RD-418US
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H
8271 Points ∼37% +37%
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8565U
6717 Points ∼30% +11%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H
6447 Points ∼29% +7%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
AMD Radeon RX 540, 8650U
6040 Points ∼27%
Average AMD Radeon RX 540
  (4569 - 6040, n=3)
5487 Points ∼24% -9%
Average of class Workstation
  (830 - 22606, n=101)
5066 Points ∼22% -16%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U
4273 Points ∼19% -29%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, 8550U
3031 Points ∼13% -50%
Dell Latitude 15 3590-K8JP
AMD Radeon 530, 8550U
2816 Points ∼12% -53%
Honor Magicbook
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, 2500U
2597 Points ∼11% -57%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, PRO 2500U
1982 Points ∼9% -67%
Getac S410
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8550U
1758 Points ∼8% -71%
1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI GL73 8RD-418US
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H
9944 Points ∼20% +100%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H
8930 Points ∼18% +80%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H
8181 Points ∼16% +65%
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8565U
7385 Points ∼14% +49%
Average of class Workstation
  (841 - 25266, n=101)
6007 Points ∼12% +21%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
AMD Radeon RX 540, 8650U
4967 Points ∼10%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U
4792 Points ∼9% -4%
Average AMD Radeon RX 540
  (4443 - 4983, n=4)
4760 Points ∼9% -4%
Honor Magicbook
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, 2500U
3482 Points ∼7% -30%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, 8550U
3203 Points ∼6% -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, PRO 2500U
3123 Points ∼6% -37%
Dell Latitude 15 3590-K8JP
AMD Radeon 530, 8550U
2654 Points ∼5% -47%
Getac S410
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8550U
1766 Points ∼3% -64%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GL73 8RD-418US
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H
8075 Points ∼20% +108%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H
7397 Points ∼18% +91%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H
6327 Points ∼16% +63%
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8565U
5792 Points ∼14% +49%
Average of class Workstation
  (752 - 18544, n=93)
4867 Points ∼12% +26%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
AMD Radeon RX 540, 8650U
3876 Points ∼10%
Average AMD Radeon RX 540
  (3519 - 3876, n=3)
3749 Points ∼9% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U
3698 Points ∼9% -5%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, 8550U
2495 Points ∼6% -36%
Honor Magicbook
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, 2500U
2328 Points ∼6% -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, PRO 2500U
2036 Points ∼5% -47%
Dell Latitude 15 3590-K8JP
AMD Radeon 530, 8550U
1990 Points ∼5% -49%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
MSI GL73 8RD-418US
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H
51176 Points ∼28% +100%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H
41871 Points ∼23% +63%
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8565U
36630 Points ∼20% +43%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H
35511 Points ∼19% +39%
Average of class Workstation
  (5836 - 107472, n=93)
31069 Points ∼17% +21%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
AMD Radeon RX 540, 8650U
25616 Points ∼14%
Average AMD Radeon RX 540
  (23263 - 25616, n=3)
24652 Points ∼13% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U
19545 Points ∼11% -24%
Honor Magicbook
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, 2500U
15109 Points ∼8% -41%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, 8550U
14880 Points ∼8% -42%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, PRO 2500U
14071 Points ∼8% -45%
Dell Latitude 15 3590-K8JP
AMD Radeon 530, 8550U
9466 Points ∼5% -63%
3DMark 11 Performance
5273 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
13804 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3488 points
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Gaming Performance

The AMD Radeon RX 540 is capable of running most modern games at 1366x768, Medium/High settings. Older titles can be pushed to FHD, but settings may need to be reduced. Lighter titles like Stardew Valley and Terraria present no problem and run well at maximum settings. 

The Witcher 3 - 1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
70.3 fps ∼100% +90%
Average of class Workstation
  (16.7 - 229, n=49)
64.6 fps ∼92% +75%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
37 fps ∼53%
Average AMD Radeon RX 540
  (29.3 - 39, n=3)
35.1 fps ∼50% -5%
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