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Legion 9i Gen 8 16IRX8 review: Lenovo's most ambitious gaming laptop yet

GeForce RTX 4090 with Integrated liquid cooling. After launching a handful of Legion 5 and Legion 7 options, Lenovo is finally ready to revisit its flagship Legion 9 series with the Legion 9i 16 G8. You know things are getting serious when you can't even select anything slower than the Core i9-13980HX.
2023 Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
2023 Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8

Unveiled just a few short weeks ago at IFA 2023, the new Legion 9i 16 is the highest-end Legion model available surpassing the midrange Legion 5 series and upper-midrange Legion 7 series. It is the first Legion 9 product in several years after the mediocre Legion Y920 back in 2017. The latest model is notable for its mini-LED display and integrated liquid cooling thermals.

Our unit in review has been configured with everything and the kitchen sink to include a 13th gen Core i9-13980HX CPU, 175 W GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, 1 TB PCIe4 x4 NVMe SSD in RAID 0, and 3.2K (3200 x 2000) mini-LED 165 Hz display with DCI-P3 colors for just under $4000 USD retail. All options at the moment ship with the same Core i9 CPU and mini-LED display while only the GPU can be configured down to the RTX 4080.

Alternatives to the Legion 9i 16 include other 16-inch gaming laptops like the Razer Blade 16, Asus ROG Strix G16, HP Omen Transcend 16, and the Alienware x16 R1.

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Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8 (Legion 9 16 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13980HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.6 GHz, 145 W PL2 / Short Burst, 125 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU - 16 GB VRAM, Core: 1605 MHz, Memory: 2300 MHz, 175 W TDP, GDDR6, 537.42, Advanced Optimus, MUX
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5-6400, 22-17-17-31, Dual-Channel
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 3200 x 2000 pixel 236 PPI, CSOT T3 MNG007ZA2-2, Mini-LED, glossy: no, HDR, 165 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-S PCH - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Killer E3000 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), 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 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.7 x 357.7 x 277.7 ( = 0.89 x 14.08 x 10.93 in)
Battery
99.9 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p30
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Extra keycaps, Lenovo Vantage, McAfee Anti-Virus, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.55 kg ( = 89.95 oz / 5.62 pounds), Power Supply: 974 g ( = 34.36 oz / 2.15 pounds)
Price
4000 USD
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
90.2 %
10/2023
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2.6 kg22.7 mm16.00"3200x2000
87.7 %
08/2023
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
R7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg25.2 mm16.00"2560x1600
89.8 %
03/2023
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg21.99 mm16.00"3840x2400
88.4 %
03/2023
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg30.4 mm16.00"2560x1600
87.9 %
08/2023
HP Omen Transcend 16
i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg19.8 mm16.00"2560x1600
88.4 %
06/2023
Alienware x16 R1
i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2.6 kg18.57 mm16.00"2560x1600

Case — An Evolved Legion Design

The Legion 9i 16 utilizes similar matte magnesium materials as on the Legion 7 series, but they are visually very different. Firstly, the keyboard has been pushed forward to be closer to the user similar to the Asus Zephyrus S GX531 in order to make room for more ventilation grilles and a larger cooling solution. Secondly, a unique carbon wrap pattern around the outer lid helps to reduce fingerprint buildup while contributing to the gamer aesthetic. And lastly, the protruding rear has thickened to better accommodate all the internal changes and more demanding hardware.

Chassis quality is excellent with only a bit of yielding when attempting to twist the lid or depress the keyboard center or palm rests. It doesn't feel any better or worse than the Legion 7 16 or Alienware x16 R1 in terms of rigidity especially since they all weigh about the same. However, the hinges remain relatively small compared to the much larger hinges of the Asus Strix series or the recent MSI Raider GE68. They may be satisfactory when new, but only time will tell how well they will fare in the long run.

The extended rear and demanding Core i9/RTX 4090 internals have led to a larger and thicker chassis than the Legion 7 16. The differences are noticeable as the Legion 9i 16 is larger than many other 16-inch gaming laptops like the ROG Strix G16, Blade 16, or Omen Transcend 16. High performance and advanced features come at the cost of portability in this regard.

RGB LED strip along the front edge and edges of the palm rests
RGB LED strip along the front edge and edges of the palm rests
Hinges are relatively small when compared to alternatives from Asus
Hinges are relatively small when compared to alternatives from Asus
Display opens to a maximum of just ~140 degrees
Display opens to a maximum of just ~140 degrees
Carbon wrap pattern for the outer lid
Carbon wrap pattern for the outer lid
Fingerprint-enabled power button
Fingerprint-enabled power button
Plenty of ventilation grilles to go around
Plenty of ventilation grilles to go around

Size Comparison

359.7 mm / 14.2 inch 260.3 mm / 10.2 inch 25.2 mm / 0.992 inch 2.4 kg5.2 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 264 mm / 10.4 inch 30.4 mm / 1.197 inch 2.4 kg5.25 lbs364.74 mm / 14.4 inch 289.81 mm / 11.4 inch 18.57 mm / 0.731 inch 2.6 kg5.8 lbs357.7 mm / 14.1 inch 277.7 mm / 10.9 inch 22.7 mm / 0.894 inch 2.6 kg5.62 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 263.5 mm / 10.4 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.6 kg5.66 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 244 mm / 9.61 inch 21.99 mm / 0.866 inch 2.5 kg5.4 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 269 mm / 10.6 inch 19.8 mm / 0.78 inch 2.3 kg5.14 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity — Lots To Choose From

Port options are plentiful with most of them located along the rear instead of the sides. Unlike the rear ports on the Alienware X16 R1, however, the ports on the Lenovo are individually labeled with LED indicators for easier access.

Only the two rear USB-C ports can be used for external monitors or for recharging the laptop via Power Delivery. The third USB-C port along the right edge is for data and charging external devices only.

Front: No ports
Front: No ports
Right: Camera kill switch, USB-C 3.2 Gen. 1, USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1
Right: Camera kill switch, USB-C 3.2 Gen. 1, USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1
Rear: 2.5 Gbps RJ-45, USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1, 2x Thunderbolt 4 w/ DisplayPort 1.4 + Power Delivery 140 W, HDMI 2.1, AC adapter
Rear: 2.5 Gbps RJ-45, USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1, 2x Thunderbolt 4 w/ DisplayPort 1.4 + Power Delivery 140 W, HDMI 2.1, AC adapter
Left: 3.5 mm headset, SD card reader
Left: 3.5 mm headset, SD card reader

SD Card Reader

The integrated SD reader is an intention to attract content creators as much as hardcore gamers to the Legion 9i. Transfer rates aren't that great, however, at less than half the speed of the SD reader on the Razer Blade 16.

Fully inserted SD card still protrudes by over half its length for unsafe transporting
Fully inserted SD card still protrudes by over half its length for unsafe transporting
SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX (Angelbird AV PRO 128 GB V60)
188.2 (162.9min - 196.43max) MB/s +122%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
84.8 MB/s
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
57 MB/s -33%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS (PNY EliteX-Pro60 V60 256 GB)
37.4 MB/s -56%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
256.1 MB/s +191%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX (Angelbird AV PRO 128 GB V60)
203.01 MB/s +131%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87.9 MB/s
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS (PNY EliteX-Pro60 V60 256 GB)
38.6 MB/s -56%

Communication

The Killer AX1675i comes standard which is the gaming brand for the regular AX211. Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 are supported and we experienced no connectivity issues when paired to our Asus AXE11000 6 GHz network.

Removable WLAN module
Removable WLAN module
Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1635 (1528min - 1715max) MBit/s +25%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1557 (1481min - 1700max) MBit/s +19%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1545 (1189min - 1625max) MBit/s +18%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1444 (1170min - 1766max) MBit/s +10%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1308 (606min - 1544max) MBit/s
Alienware x16 R1
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1022 (714min - 1142max) MBit/s -22%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1733 (1700min - 1761max) MBit/s +47%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1557 (795min - 1691max) MBit/s +32%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1471 (1302min - 1560max) MBit/s +25%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1339 (1216min - 1449max) MBit/s +14%
Alienware x16 R1
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1295 (1225min - 1358max) MBit/s +10%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1178 (483min - 1393max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1674 (1578min - 1812max) MBit/s +14%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1632 (1509min - 1662max) MBit/s +11%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1472 (1007min - 1545max) MBit/s
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1446 (1206min - 1531max) MBit/s -2%
Alienware x16 R1
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1229 (817min - 1342max) MBit/s -17%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1751 (1679min - 1777max) MBit/s +17%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1513 (1467min - 1553max) MBit/s +1%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1498 (754min - 1540max) MBit/s
Alienware x16 R1
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1327 (955min - 1382max) MBit/s -11%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1323 (1216min - 1388max) MBit/s -12%
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Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1472 (1007-1545)
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1472 (754-1540)

Webcam

The 2 MP webcam is standard for the gaming laptop category. While there is an integrated camera kill switch, there is no IR sensor.

ColorChecker
7.8 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
12 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
10 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
10 ∆E
1.6 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8: 9.15 ∆E min: 1.57 - max: 14.41 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom panel is secured by 8 Phillips screws for relatively easy removal. Unlike on most other laptops, the motherboard on the Legion 9 16 is upside-down and so further disassembly is required to access the cooling solution and RAM modules. At least the two M.2 2280 SSD slots are easily accessible.

Lenovo Legion 9 16
Lenovo Legion 9 16
Legion 7 16ARHA7 for comparison
Legion 7 16ARHA7 for comparison

Accessories And Warranty

Portable 140 W USB-C AC adapter and extra keycaps
Portable 140 W USB-C AC adapter and extra keycaps

In addition to the usual proprietary AC adapter and paperwork, the retail box also includes a very handy universal 140 W USB-C adapter that can be used to charge this laptop and most other USB-C devices and 8 keycaps.

The standard one-year limited manufacturer warranty applies if purchased in the US.

Input Devices — Comfy Keyboard With Cramped Clickpad

Keyboard

The TrueStrike keyboard offers 1.5 mm key travel to be slightly deeper than the keys on most Ultrabooks. Feedback is surprisingly sharp and comfortable for membrane-based keys to show that you don't need fancy mechanical switches for a good typing experience. The firm keys are louder than the keys on the Blade 16 or Asus Zephyrus M16 but definitely still not as clicky as the mechanical keys on models like the Schenker XMG Neo 15 or Alienware m18.

Touchpad

The clickpad has been reduced in size to just (12 x 5.9 cm) due to the positioning of the keyboard. Vertical cursor movements on the tall 16:10 screen feel cramped as a result especially when compared to gaming laptops with much larger clickpads like the Razer Blade 16. Lenovo is banking on gamers using their own USB or Bluetooth mice for the vast majority of scenarios.

Gliding and clicking are otherwise smooth and with a satisfying click despite the small surface area. However, cursor movements would occasionally freeze on our unit when using the clickpad while the same issue would not occur when using an external mouse. We recommend double-checking the clickpad upon purchasing to make sure it is free of any defects.

Similar keyboard layout as on the Legion Slim 5 16
Similar keyboard layout as on the Legion Slim 5 16
Clickpad is smaller than on most other laptops
Clickpad is smaller than on most other laptops
1.5 mm key travel with per-key RGB lighting
1.5 mm key travel with per-key RGB lighting
Spacious arrow keys but cramped numpad keys
Spacious arrow keys but cramped numpad keys

Display — The Main Attraction

Matte RGB overlay with minimal graininess
Matte RGB overlay with minimal graininess

When compared to traditional IPS and OLED, mini-LED offers superior black levels than the former and even higher maximum brightness levels than the latter for overall better HDR support. In this case, Lenovo advertises a maximum brightness of 1200 nits for HDR1000 support which is rare to see on laptop displays. We're able to confirm a real-world maximum brightness of 1025 nits when HDR mode is enabled or 675 nits when displaying SDR content. Most IPS and OLED panels on gaming laptops typically range between 300 to 500 nits in comparison. Thus, you'll want to play content in HDR mode whenever possible to better exploit the benefits of mini-LED.

Aside from the very high brightness levels, the panel also features G-Sync, full DCI-P3 colors, fast 165 Hz refresh rate and fast response times to be fit for both content creation and gaming purposes alike.

No edge-to-edge glass, touchscreen, OLED or IPS options
No edge-to-edge glass, touchscreen, OLED or IPS options
Narrow side bezels
Narrow side bezels
682.9
cd/m²
681.2
cd/m²
686.7
cd/m²
672.8
cd/m²
674.9
cd/m²
695
cd/m²
668.2
cd/m²
685.1
cd/m²
693.9
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
CSOT T3 MNG007ZA2-2 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 695 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 682.3 cd/m² Minimum: 27.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 96 %
Center on Battery: 674.9 cd/m²
Contrast: 16873:1 (Black: 0.04 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.56 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 2.47
ΔE Greyscale 3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
87% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.9% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
97.2% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.38
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
CSOT T3 MNG007ZA2-2, Mini-LED, 3200x2000, 16.00
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
BOE NJ NE160QDM-NYC, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
AUO B160ZAN01.U, mini-LED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
TL160ADMP03-0, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
HP Omen Transcend 16
AUOA3A6, Mini-LED, 2560x1600, 16.00
Alienware x16 R1
BOE NE16NZ4, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Display
-16%
2%
-1%
1%
1%
Display P3 Coverage
97.2
69.3
-29%
99.9
3%
97
0%
99.2
2%
99.2
2%
sRGB Coverage
99.9
100
0%
100
0%
99.9
0%
100
0%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
87
70
-20%
90.9
4%
84.9
-2%
87.6
1%
88.6
2%
Response Times
27%
-154%
53%
-89%
37%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
13.3 ?(5.7, 7.6)
10.7 ?(5.2, 5.5)
20%
10.2 ?(5.8, 4.4)
23%
5.1 ?(2.3, 2.8)
62%
26.4 ?(15, 11.4)
-98%
5.1 ?(2.4, 2.7)
62%
Response Time Black / White *
11.6 ?(5.1, 6.5)
7.8 ?(3.9, 3.9)
33%
62.04 ?(58.04, 4)
-435%
6.6 ?(2.2, 4.2)
43%
28.2 ?(21.6, 6.6)
-143%
10.3 ?(5.4, 4.9)
11%
PWM Frequency
4742
2420 ?(100)
-49%
3506 ?(100)
-26%
Screen
-109%
62%
-111%
-26%
-73%
Brightness middle
674.9
371.6
-45%
730
8%
470
-30%
791.1
17%
302.2
-55%
Brightness
682
343
-50%
729
7%
459
-33%
800
17%
285
-58%
Brightness Distribution
96
84
-12%
94
-2%
93
-3%
95
-1%
89
-7%
Black Level *
0.04
0.44
-1000%
0.0045
89%
0.42
-950%
0.04
-0%
0.26
-550%
Contrast
16873
845
-95%
162222
861%
1119
-93%
19778
17%
1162
-93%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.56
1.52
41%
5.65
-121%
1.86
27%
4.37
-71%
1.63
36%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.16
2.68
36%
10.11
-143%
3.87
7%
10.39
-150%
4.13
1%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.47
0.33
87%
1.85
25%
0.93
62%
1.04
58%
1.17
53%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3
1.2
60%
8.1
-170%
2.7
10%
6.5
-117%
2.5
17%
Gamma
2.38 92%
2.1 105%
1.98 111%
2.246 98%
2.28 96%
2.23 99%
CCT
6799 96%
6503 100%
5874 111%
6711 97%
6000 108%
6590 99%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-33% / -70%
-30% / 7%
-20% / -64%
-38% / -33%
-12% / -41%

* ... smaller is better

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. P3
vs. P3

The display comes well-calibrated out of the box against the P3 standard with average grayscale and color DeltaE values of just 3 and 2.56, respectively. 

Grayscale before calibration (P3)
Grayscale before calibration (P3)
Saturation Sweeps before calibration (P3)
Saturation Sweeps before calibration (P3)
ColorChecker before calibration (P3)
ColorChecker before calibration (P3)
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

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
11.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.1 ms rise
↘ 6.5 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
13.3 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.7 ms rise
↘ 7.6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 21 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34 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 4742 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 4742 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 4742 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18170 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Flickering is present on all brightness levels at a steady frequency of 4752 Hz.

0 percent brightness
0 percent brightness
25 percent brightness
25 percent brightness
50 percent brightness
50 percent brightness
75 percent brightness
75 percent brightness
100 percent brightness
100 percent brightness

Outdoor visibility is excellent for a gaming laptop due to the aforementioned high maximum brightness of mini-LED. Nonetheless, the heavy weight and short battery life of the system still limit the laptop to mostly indoor scenarios.

Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Mini-LED viewing angles are even better than IPS and OLED as the panel does not exhibit major contrast changes or rainbow effects from extreme angles
Mini-LED viewing angles are even better than IPS and OLED as the panel does not exhibit major contrast changes or rainbow effects from extreme angles

Performance — No Core i7 Allowed

 
 

Testing Conditions

We set our unit to Performance mode and dGPU mode via Lenovo Vantage prior to running the benchmarks below. GPU Overclock is also enabled by default at +150 MHz GPU and +200 MHz VRAM much like on other high-end Legion models. It's recommended that owners become familiar with Vantage to adjust power profiles and other auxiliary settings.

Advanced Optimus, MUX and G-Sync are all supported unlike on the recent Legion Slim 5 14.

Lenovo power profile settings
Lenovo power profile settings
GPU and VRAM Overclock settings
GPU and VRAM Overclock settings
GPU Optimus and MUX modes
GPU Optimus and MUX modes
Battery and charging settings
Battery and charging settings

Processor

CPU performance is excellent with results that are about 80 to 90 percent faster in multi-threaded workloads than the common Core i7-13700H. The Core i9-13980HX is one of Intel's fastest mobile CPUs at the moment, but it still falls behind the competing Ryzen 9 7945HX in most multi-threaded benchmarks by about 10 percent.

Performance is only 5 percent faster than the Core i9-13950HX based on our time with the 2023 Razer Blade 16. Unfortunately, Lenovo does not offer any other CPUs options other than the Core i9-13980HX for those who might have wanted to save a few hundred dollars.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8 Intel Core i9-13980HX: Ø4416 (4337.45-4565.69)
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8 AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS: Ø2681 (2627.26-2706.36)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090 Intel Core i9-13950HX: Ø3945 (3056-4339.34)
HP Omen Transcend 16 Intel Core i9-13900HX: Ø3989 (3846.15-4100.04)
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX: Ø5385 (5255.55-5554.01)
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 5.5: 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
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
83.9 pt
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
82.1 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
 
81.1 pt
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
80.3 pt
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX
76 pt
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
74.9 pt
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
74.9 pt
Alienware x16 R1 -1!
Intel Core i9-13900HK
65.8 pt
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
65 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
64.6 pt
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
60.9 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
55.2 pt
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
53.8 pt
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
50.4 pt
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
50.1 pt
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
46.4 pt
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610 -2!
Intel Core i7-11800H
39.9 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
34521 (32987.6min - 34521.3max) Points +15%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (28301 - 33052, n=11)
30305 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
30139 Points +1%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
29892 (28505.8min - 29891.7max) Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
28422 Points -5%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
26876 (25414.3min - 26876.4max) Points -10%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX
25932 (23977.8min - 25931.6max) Points -13%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
21889 Points -27%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
19704 (18499.8min - 19703.9max) Points -34%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
18060 (17729.5min - 18059.9max) Points -40%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
17181 (15714.9min - 17181.1max) Points -43%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
17088 (16600.7min - 17088.2max) Points -43%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
15410 Points -48%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
14455 (14309.4min - 14455.1max) Points -52%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
13985 Points -53%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
13094 (12158.8min - 13093.9max) Points -56%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
10748 (9924.9min - 10747.5max) Points -64%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2129 Points
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2126 Points 0%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2105 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (1825 - 2169, n=9)
2081 Points -2%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
1960 Points -8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
1952 Points -8%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
1940 Points -9%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1933 Points -9%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
1852 Points -13%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
1846 Points -13%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
1809 Points -15%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1793 Points -16%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
1726 Points -19%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
1687 Points -21%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1564 Points -27%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
1520 Points -29%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
1500 Points -30%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
13457 Points +21%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (10353 - 12437, n=10)
11540 Points +3%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
11510 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
11155 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
10738 Points -4%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
10492 Points -6%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX
9895 Points -11%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
8062 Points -28%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
7542 Points -32%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
7072 Points -37%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6674 Points -40%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
6582 Points -41%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
5895 Points -47%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5616 Points -50%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
5467 Points -51%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
5083 Points -54%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
4106 Points -63%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
818 Points +13%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX
805 Points +11%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (717 - 825, n=10)
789 Points +9%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
756 Points +5%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
754 Points +4%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
749 Points +4%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
738 Points +2%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
723 Points
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
719 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
717 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
699 Points -3%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
698 Points -3%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
662 Points -8%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
649 Points -10%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
612 Points -15%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
598 Points -17%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
584 Points -19%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
5554 (5255.55min - 5554.01max) Points +22%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4764 (4425.76min - 4764.17max) Points +4%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4731 (1123.72min - 4730.93max) Points +4%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (4358 - 5172, n=11)
4708 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4566 (4337.45min - 4565.69max) Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
4339 (3056min - 4339.34max) Points -5%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
4320 (4198.59min - 4320.12max) Points -5%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX
4100 (3846.15min - 4100.04max) Points -10%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
3183 Points -30%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
2978 (2861.03min - 2977.96max) Points -35%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
2950 (2768.93min - 2949.63max) Points -35%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2706 (2627.26min - 2706.36max) Points -41%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
2652 (2479.7min - 2651.64max) Points -42%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
2355 (2320.19min - 2354.74max) Points -48%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
2317 (2203.13min - 2316.56max) Points -49%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
2276 (2217.05min - 2275.83max) Points -50%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
2151 (2104.6min - 2150.88max) Points -53%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
1643 (1568.75min - 1643.18max) Points -64%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
307 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
306 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
296 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
303 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (289 - 312, n=11)
303 Points 0%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX
299 Points -1%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
295 Points -3%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
294 Points -3%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
289 Points -5%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
280 Points -8%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
279 Points -8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
278 Points -8%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
277 Points -9%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
251 Points -17%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
246 Points -19%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
245 Points -19%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
243 Points -20%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
229 Points -24%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
272 Seconds * -164%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
236 Seconds * -129%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
224 Seconds * -117%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
215 Seconds * -109%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
215 Seconds * -109%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
185 Seconds * -80%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
184 Seconds * -79%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
174 Seconds * -69%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
159 Seconds * -54%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX
123 Seconds * -19%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
117 Seconds * -14%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
117 Seconds * -14%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (97 - 136, n=10)
109.3 Seconds * -6%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
106 Seconds * -3%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
103 Seconds *
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
93 Seconds * +10%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
135927 MIPS +16%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (104616 - 129804, n=10)
118278 MIPS +1%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
117479 MIPS
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
114658 MIPS -2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
108860 MIPS -7%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
106033 MIPS -10%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX
105001 MIPS -11%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
83449 MIPS -29%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
77190 MIPS -34%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
75557 MIPS -36%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
68815 MIPS -41%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
65405 MIPS -44%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
65012 MIPS -45%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
62721 MIPS -47%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
60373 MIPS -49%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
58798 MIPS -50%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
46675 MIPS -60%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
7319 MIPS +5%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
7244 MIPS +4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
7124 MIPS +2%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
7018 MIPS +1%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
6965 MIPS
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (6230 - 7163, n=10)
6915 MIPS -1%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
6909 MIPS -1%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX
6866 MIPS -1%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
6715 MIPS -4%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6516 MIPS -6%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
6409 MIPS -8%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
5864 MIPS -16%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5679 MIPS -18%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
5669 MIPS -19%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
5559 MIPS -20%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
5515 MIPS -21%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
5343 MIPS -23%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
20639 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (18475 - 22200, n=10)
20092 Points -3%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
19583 Points -5%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
19433 Points -6%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX
19012 Points -8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
16776 Points -19%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
15068 Points -27%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
14985 Points -27%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
14448 Points -30%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
12378 Points -40%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
11862 Points -43%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
11651 Points -44%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
11504 Points -44%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
10145 Points -51%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
10018 Points -51%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
9385 Points -55%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2135 Points
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
2132 Points 0%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2058 Points -4%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (1796 - 2139, n=10)
2051 Points -4%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2044 Points -4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
2040 Points -4%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
2008 Points -6%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1989 Points -7%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
1971 Points -8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
1959 Points -8%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
1942 Points -9%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1845 Points -14%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
1685 Points -21%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
1656 Points -22%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1589 Points -26%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
1535 Points -28%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
34.8 fps +10%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
31.7 fps
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (27 - 33.4, n=9)
31.1 fps -2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
30.5 fps -4%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
29.7 fps -6%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
29.7 fps -6%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX
26.2 fps -17%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
23.2 fps -27%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
22.4 fps -29%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
21.9 fps -31%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
21.8 fps -31%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
18.8 fps -41%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
18.6 fps -41%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
18.2 fps -43%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
16.6 fps -48%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
16.4 fps -48%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
12.5 fps -61%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
61.5 s * -76%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
60.4 s * -73%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
59.3 s * -69%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
56.2 s * -61%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
54 s * -54%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
53.8 s * -54%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
52.1 s * -49%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
47.7 s * -36%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
46.3 s * -32%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
45.4 s * -30%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
44.4 s * -27%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX
43.8 s * -25%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (35 - 51.4, n=10)
43 s * -23%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
39.4 s * -13%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
38.3 s * -9%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
37.9 s * -8%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
35 s *
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.561 sec * -48%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.505 sec * -33%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
0.504 sec * -33%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
0.501 sec * -32%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
0.4907 sec * -29%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
0.4422 sec * -16%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
0.4336 sec * -14%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
0.4302 sec * -13%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
0.4278 sec * -13%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
0.4255 sec * -12%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
0.421 sec * -11%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX
0.4028 sec * -6%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
0.3982 sec * -5%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
0.3971 sec * -5%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (0.3793 - 0.4462, n=10)
0.3959 sec * -4%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
0.387 sec * -2%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
0.3797 sec *
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 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
4566 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
283 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
303 Points
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Performance Rating
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
94 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
 
92.5 pt
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
92 pt
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
83.8 pt
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
82.4 pt
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
79 pt
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
68 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
28134 KRay/s +4%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
27227 KRay/s 0%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
27175 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (21332 - 29553, n=9)
26707 KRay/s -2%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
23600 KRay/s -13%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
18326 KRay/s -33%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
18131 KRay/s -33%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
133962 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (108001 - 148168, n=9)
132982 Points -1%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
131131 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
121162 Points -10%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
117390 Points -12%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
109158 Points -19%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
92925 Points -31%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
6692 MB/s
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
6596 MB/s -1%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (5264 - 7142, n=9)
6559 MB/s -2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
5937 MB/s -11%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
5888 MB/s -12%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4911 MB/s -27%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
4190 MB/s -37%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
143409 Points +7%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (126758 - 143409, n=9)
138011 Points +3%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
136898 Points +2%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
134299 Points
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
126217 Points -6%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
122477 Points -9%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
118166 Points -12%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
17026 Points +10%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (13785 - 17117, n=9)
16075 Points +4%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
15467 Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
15097 Points -2%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
13440 Points -13%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
12381 Points -20%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
11249 Points -27%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
68019 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (53398 - 73758, n=9)
66568 Points -2%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
66336 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
64904 Points -5%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
58716 Points -14%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
46539 Points -32%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
45616 Points -33%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
204491 MB/s +60%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
128070 MB/s 0%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
127602 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (105169 - 136520, n=9)
126745 MB/s -1%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
111789 MB/s -12%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
82540 MB/s -35%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
68051 MB/s -47%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
1929 MB/s
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1912 MB/s -1%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (1513 - 2039, n=9)
1894 MB/s -2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
1724 MB/s -11%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1689 MB/s -12%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1249 MB/s -35%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1104 MB/s -43%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
15464 KRay/s +4%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
14940 KRay/s
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
14671 KRay/s -2%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (11431 - 16325, n=9)
14483 KRay/s -3%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
12891 KRay/s -14%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
10018 KRay/s -33%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
9787 KRay/s -34%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
50864 MPixel/s 0%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
50656 MPixel/s
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
50609 MPixel/s 0%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
49539 MPixel/s -2%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (37069 - 52949, n=9)
46025 MPixel/s -9%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
37069 MPixel/s -27%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
33486 MPixel/s -34%

System Performance

PCMark scores are some of the highest of any gaming laptop regardless of size due in no small part to our 13th gen Core HX CPU, RTX 4090 GPU, and especially the RAID 0 PCIe4 x4 configuration. Nonetheless, we still experienced wake-from-sleep issues where the screen would sometimes remain blank and "frozen" for unusually long periods of time. We suspect this could be due to how the model juggles between the many different GPU modes.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 / Score
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
9068 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (8650 - 9068, n=4)
8810 Points -3%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
8365 Points -8%
HP Omen Transcend 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
8153 Points -10%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
7946 Points -12%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7597 Points -16%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
7223 Points -20%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
12031 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
11644 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (11215 - 11644, n=3)
11367 Points -2%
HP Omen Transcend 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
11302 Points -3%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
11169 Points -4%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
11161 Points -4%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
10903 Points -6%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
11067 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (10125 - 11067, n=3)
10532 Points -5%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
10273 Points -7%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
9890 Points -11%
HP Omen Transcend 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
9735 Points -12%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
8330 Points -25%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
7686 Points -31%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
15702 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (15052 - 16012, n=3)
15589 Points -1%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
14394 Points -8%
HP Omen Transcend 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
13370 Points -15%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
13099 Points -17%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
11867 Points -24%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
11058 Points -30%
CrossMark / Overall
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2182 Points +13%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1935 - 2176, n=4)
2053 Points +6%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2019 Points +4%
HP Omen Transcend 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
1970 Points +2%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1937 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
1935 Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1800 Points -7%
CrossMark / Productivity
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2044 Points +16%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1909 Points +8%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1764 - 2005, n=4)
1885 Points +7%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1832 Points +4%
HP Omen Transcend 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
1812 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
1764 Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1743 Points -1%
CrossMark / Creativity
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2400 Points +6%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (2267 - 2469, n=4)
2395 Points +6%
HP Omen Transcend 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
2316 Points +2%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
2267 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2222 Points -2%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2054 Points -9%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1966 Points -13%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1990 Points +25%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1917 Points +21%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1792 Points +13%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1556 - 1904, n=4)
1670 Points +5%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
1586 Points
HP Omen Transcend 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
1557 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1522 Points -4%
PCMark 10 Score
9068 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
78494 MB/s 0%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
78266 MB/s
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
77103 MB/s -1%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
74460 MB/s -5%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (62189 - 80776, n=9)
71190 MB/s -9%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
62632 MB/s -20%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
62189 MB/s -21%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
85683 MB/s
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
85503 MB/s 0%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
84131 MB/s -2%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (62624 - 89096, n=9)
76728 MB/s -10%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
72658 MB/s -15%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
67737 MB/s -21%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
61337 MB/s -28%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
85917 MB/s +13%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
77144 MB/s +1%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
76487 MB/s 0%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
76314 MB/s
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
76244 MB/s 0%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (59912 - 79917, n=9)
69396 MB/s -9%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
59912 MB/s -21%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
101 ns * -20%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
93.9 ns * -12%
HP Omen Transcend 16
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
87.8 ns * -5%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
87.5 ns * -4%
Average Intel Core i9-13980HX
  (79.4 - 93.2, n=9)
87.5 ns * -4%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
86 ns * -2%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
84 ns *

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

LatencyMon reveals DPC issues when opening multiple browser tabs of our homepage. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is almost perfect with just one dropped frame recorded during a one-minute interval.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
Drivers list
Drivers list
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
18846.9 μs * -830%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2006 μs * +1%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2505 μs * -24%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
2026.5 μs *
HP Omen Transcend 16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
1518 μs * +25%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1391.6 μs * +31%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1027.3 μs * +49%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Our unit comes configured with two SK hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N PCIe4 x4 NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 configuration for insanely fast sequential read and write rates of up over 12000 MB/s an 11000 MB/s, respectively. Unfortunately, the drives are prone to throttling when running at such high speeds for extended periods. Our DiskSpd loop test results below show read rates for one of the drives falling to around 4600 MB/s after about 4 minutes.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 8
CDM 8
Supports up to two PCIe4 x4 NVMe SSDs
Supports up to two PCIe4 x4 NVMe SSDs
2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 12101 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 11245 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 905 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 632.8 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 7931 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 8381 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 68.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 177.3 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Alienware x16 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
87.1 pt
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
62 pt
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
61.4 pt
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
56.1 pt
HP Omen Transcend 16
SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
54.9 pt
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
54.8 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Alienware x16 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
4854 (4834.59min - 4853.8max) MB/s +57%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
4093 (4067.17min - 4092.59max) MB/s +33%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
3650 (3626.52min - 3649.67max) MB/s +18%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
3931 (3894.59min - 3931.22max) MB/s +27%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3552 (3489.45min - 3551.53max) MB/s +15%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
3087 (3070.23min - 3086.59max) MB/s
HP Omen Transcend 16
SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
3023 (3010.73min - 3023.25max) MB/s -2%
seq write
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
8109 (7978.61min - 8108.5max) MB/s
Alienware x16 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
5181 (5148.95min - 5181.43max) MB/s -36%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3881 (3721.08min - 3880.99max) MB/s -52%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
3639 (3528.67min - 3638.77max) MB/s -55%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
3416 (3372.4min - 3415.84max) MB/s -58%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
3366 (3313.08min - 3366.35max) MB/s -58%
HP Omen Transcend 16
SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
3152 (3026.22min - 3152.01max) MB/s -61%
seq q8 t1 read
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
7439 (6642.31min - 7439.43max) MB/s
Alienware x16 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
7039 (6585.73min - 7039.12max) MB/s -5%
HP Omen Transcend 16
SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
6899 (5306.42min - 6899.46max) MB/s -7%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
6854 (5913.47min - 6854.12max) MB/s -8%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
6625 (5896.09min - 6624.9max) MB/s -11%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
5023 MB/s -32%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
5017 (4534.25min - 5017.23max) MB/s -33%
seq q8 t1 write
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
11187 (11074.2min - 11187.3max) MB/s
Alienware x16 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
6130 (6090.53min - 6130.49max) MB/s -45%
HP Omen Transcend 16
SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
5716 (5661.68min - 5716.31max) MB/s -49%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
4983 (3416.89min - 4982.83max) MB/s -55%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4571 (4228.28min - 4571.37max) MB/s -59%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
3429 (3365.09min - 3429.47max) MB/s -69%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
3387 (3363.41min - 3386.9max) MB/s -70%
4k q1 t1 read
Alienware x16 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
78.9 (75.25min - 78.94max) MB/s +15%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
68.8 (67.29min - 68.75max) MB/s
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
66.8 (66.2min - 66.77max) MB/s -3%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
62.5 (57.13min - 62.48max) MB/s -9%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
62.5 (61.85min - 62.46max) MB/s -9%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00