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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 in review: Core i5 at full throttle

Budget gaming laptop. Lenovo's mid-range gaming laptop brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the matte 120 Hz display (Full HD, IPS). At a price of about 800 Euros (~$907), it doesn't make that big of a dent in your wallet and can boast a good price-performance ratio. Good: The laptop has room for two NVMe SSDs.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),

Lenovo's IdeaPad Gaming 3i series is aimed at customers who are looking for the cheapest possible gaming laptop. In doing so, the company has opted for mid-range hardware from Intel and Nvidia. The 15.6-inch test device provided to us is powered by a Core i5-10300H processor and a GeForce GTX 1650 graphics core. Competitors include devices such as the Asus TUF FX505DT, the Dell G3 3590, the HP Pavilion Gaming 15, the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44, and the MSI GF63 Thin 9SC.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 (IdeaPad Gaming Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-10300H 4 x 2.5 - 4.5 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile - 4096 MB, Core: 1380-1515 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR6, 128-bit interface, NVIDIA 451.48 (27.21.14.5148), Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4 3200, dual-channel, two memory slots (occupied)
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE CQ NV156FHM-NX1, IPS, glossy: no, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B, 512 GB 
, two M.2 slots (one occupied), 433 GB free
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: combo audio, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24.9 x 359 x 249.6 ( = 0.98 x 14.13 x 9.83 in)
Battery
45 Wh, 4000 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.4 V
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds), Power Supply: 589 g ( = 20.78 oz / 1.3 pounds)
Price
799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
78 %
07/2020
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
i5-10300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2.2 kg24.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
80 %
07/2019
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
R7 3750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2.2 kg26.8 mm15.60"1920x1080
79 %
10/2019
Dell G3 3590
i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2.5 kg21.6 mm15.60"1920x1080
78 %
01/2020
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
1.8 kg22 mm15.60"1920x1080
75 %
03/2020
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
R5 3550H, GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
2.3 kg23.5 mm15.60"1920x1080
79 %
02/2020
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
R7 3750H, Radeon RX 5500M
2.3 kg27.5 mm15.60"1920x1080
80 %
06/2020
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
R5 4600H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
2.2 kg24 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - A plastic chassis for the IdeaPad Gaming

The case of the IdeaPad Gaming is made of black plastic ("Onyx Black") throughout. Lenovo uses smooth surfaces on the base unit's top side and the lid's back. The surfaces of the bottom cover and the display bezel are roughened. The battery is firmly built into the device. Furthermore, the gaming laptop doesn't have a maintenance hatch. In order to access the inside, the bottom cover must be removed. More about this later.

There's nothing to criticize when it comes to the workmanship. The gap dimensions are in order, and sharp edges aren't noticeable. The laptop doesn't reveal any serious stability deficiencies. The base unit can be twisted a bit, but this behavior is still just within the limits. The same applies to the lid. Exerting pressure on the lid's back leads to changes in the image in a few places. The hinges hold the lid firmly in position. Moreover, opening the lid with one hand is possible.

The Lenovo computer is largely on par with most competitors in terms of dimensions and weight. The Dell G3 3590 (2.5 kg) and the MSI GF63 Thin 9SC (1.8 kg) represent outliers at the top and bottom, respectively.

Size comparison

360.4 mm / 14.2 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 26.8 mm / 1.055 inch 2.2 kg4.92 lbs365.5 mm / 14.4 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 21.6 mm / 0.85 inch 2.5 kg5.41 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 24 mm / 0.945 inch 2.2 kg4.8 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 254.6 mm / 10 inch 23.9 mm / 0.941 inch 2.1 kg4.59 lbs357.7 mm / 14.1 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 27.5 mm / 1.083 inch 2.3 kg5.04 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 249.6 mm / 9.83 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 257 mm / 10.1 inch 23.5 mm / 0.925 inch 2.3 kg4.96 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 1.8 kg3.92 lbs

Connectivity - The Lenovo laptop doesn't offer Thunderbolt 3

The Lenovo laptop doesn't have any surprises in store in terms of the port configuration. All three USB ports (2x Type-A, 1x Type-C) work according to the USB 3.2 Gen 1 standard. The Type-C port doesn't offer a DisplayPort via USB C functionality. As a result, the HDMI connection is the only video output available. In addition, there is no memory card reader. The ports are located in the rear sections of the right and left sides. The areas next to the palm rest remain free of cables.

Left side: power supply, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (1x Type-A, 1x Type-C), combo audio
Left side: power supply, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (1x Type-A, 1x Type-C), combo audio
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)

Communication

The IdeaPad doesn't offer a Wi-Fi 6 chip. The built-in WLAN chip (Intel Wireless-AC 9560) only supports Wi-Fi 5 (i.e. 802.11ac). The transfer speeds determined under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices nearby, short distance between laptop and server PC) are good. Wired network connections are handled by a Gigabit Ethernet controller from Realtek's RTL8168/8111 family; the controller performs its tasks without issues.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1390 MBit/s ∼100% +118%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1290 MBit/s ∼93% +102%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 1670, n=362)
753 MBit/s ∼54% +18%
Average Intel Wireless-AC 9560
  (312 - 1380, n=173)
687 MBit/s ∼49% +8%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
665 MBit/s ∼48% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
639 (627min - 653max) MBit/s ∼46%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
636 (612min - 647max) MBit/s ∼46% 0%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
586 MBit/s ∼42% -8%
Dell G3 3590
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
341 MBit/s ∼25% -47%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
290 MBit/s ∼21% -55%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1340 MBit/s ∼100% +116%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1150 MBit/s ∼86% +85%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1645, n=362)
693 MBit/s ∼52% +12%
Average Intel Wireless-AC 9560
  (309 - 1338, n=172)
673 MBit/s ∼50% +8%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
660 (614min - 699max) MBit/s ∼49% +6%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
634 MBit/s ∼47% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
621 (413min - 673max) MBit/s ∼46%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
617 MBit/s ∼46% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
309 MBit/s ∼23% -50%
Dell G3 3590
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
301 MBit/s ∼22% -52%
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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø639 (627-653)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø635 (612-647)
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø621 (413-673)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø660 (614-699)

Webcam

Like most webcams, the model built into the IdeaPad (0.9 MP; max. 1280x720 pixels) doesn't produce convincing images. In addition, there are shortcomings in terms of color accuracy. The target (Delta E less than 3) is clearly missed with a deviation of almost 19.

ColorChecker
20.1 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
21.8 ∆E
20 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
26.3 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
11 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
18 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05: 18.52 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 27.28 ∆E
ColorChecker
15.4 ∆E
20 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
22 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
26.9 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng: 16.48 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 26.93 ∆E
ColorChecker
18.7 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
28 ∆E
16 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
22.4 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT: 16.25 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 27.99 ∆E

Accessories

The laptop comes with the usual documents: A quick-start guide and warranty information.

Maintenance

Lenovo didn't include a maintenance hatch in the gaming laptop. In order to get to the inside, the bottom cover needs to be detached. All the screws on the bottom of the device have to be removed for this. The bottom cover can then be lifted with the help of a flat spatula or a grout finishing tool.

The hardware in the IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
The hardware in the IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05

Warranty

Lenovo honors the 15.6-incher with a two-year warranty. Warranty extensions are not available at the time of conducting our review.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i warranty options
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i warranty options

Input devices - Lenovo laptop with blue keyboard backlighting

Keyboard

The IdeaPad has a backlit chiclet keyboard on board. The concave keys have a medium travel and a very clear pressure point. We really like the crisp resistance provided by the keys. The number pad looks squashed in because its keys don't have the width of the main field's keys. The blue key backlight (two brightness levels) is controlled by a function key. Overall, Lenovo delivers a keyboard suitable for everyday use here.

Touchpad

The multi-touch capable ClickPad occupies an area of approximately 10.6 x 7 cm. As a result, a lot of space is available for the use of gesture control. The smooth pad surface makes it easy for the fingers to glide. In addition, the pad also reacts to input in the corners. It has a short travel and a clear pressure point.

Input devices
Input devices

Display - Gaming laptop with a 120 Hz IPS display

The 15.6-inch display in the Lenovo computer works at a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. While the maximum brightness (293.7 cd/m²) can still be described as acceptable, the contrast (753:1) is too low. We consider values beyond 300 cd/m² and 1000:1 to be good, respectively. The response times are in order for a 120 Hz panel. Positive: The display doesn't show any PWM flickering.

Pixel grid
Pixel grid
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding
328
cd/m²
320
cd/m²
344
cd/m²
281
cd/m²
305
cd/m²
303
cd/m²
241
cd/m²
260
cd/m²
261
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE CQ NV156FHM-NX1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 344 cd/m² Average: 293.7 cd/m² Minimum: 3.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 70 %
Center on Battery: 300 cd/m²
Contrast: 753:1 (Black: 0.405 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.01 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 5.12
ΔE Greyscale 3.23 | 0.64-98 Ø6
56% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 36% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.43
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Dell G3 3590
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Response Times
-42%
-88%
-83%
-32%
56%
-70%
-82%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
25 (13, 12)
30.4 (14, 16.4)
-22%
46 (22, 24)
-84%
44.8 (22, 22.8)
-79%
44 (23, 21)
-76%
7 (3.4, 3.6)
72%
40.8 (19.2, 21.6)
-63%
45.6 (23.6, 22)
-82%
Response Time Black / White *
17 (9, 8)
27.6 (17.6, 10)
-62%
32.4 (18.4, 14)
-91%
31.6 (17.2, 14.4)
-86%
15 (11, 4)
12%
10.4 (5.2, 5.2)
39%
30 (16.8, 13.2)
-76%
30.8 (16.8, 14)
-81%
PWM Frequency
200 (98)
250 (30)
25910 (20)
Screen
2%
11%
21%
-28%
29%
20%
18%
Brightness middle
305
286.2
-6%
276.2
-9%
260
-15%
233
-24%
310
2%
287
-6%
275
-10%
Brightness
294
267
-9%
261
-11%
249
-15%
211
-28%
310
5%
271
-8%
253
-14%
Brightness Distribution
70
84
20%
86
23%
92
31%
82
17%
86
23%
88
26%
83
19%
Black Level *
0.405
0.33
19%
0.24
41%
0.23
43%
0.405
-0%
0.29
28%
0.25
38%
0.18
56%
Contrast
753
867
15%
1151
53%
1130
50%
575
-24%
1069
42%
1148
52%
1528
103%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.01
5.45
9%
5.56
7%
4.1
32%
8.22
-37%
4.78
20%
4.77
21%
5.4
10%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
21.9
18.08
17%
23.45
-7%
7.93
64%
18.6
15%
8.1
63%
17.15
22%
21.3
3%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
5.12
4.47
13%
5.23
-2%
3.56
30%
2.36
54%
3.73
27%
4.4
14%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.23
5.3
-64%
2.8
13%
2.83
12%
10.13
-214%
4.78
-48%
2.7
16%
3.7
-15%
Gamma
2.43 91%
2.1 105%
2.37 93%
2.53 87%
2.27 97%
2.43 91%
2.115 104%
2.12 104%
CCT
6818 95%
7679 85%
6710 97%
6158 106%
11323 57%
7739 84%
7187 90%
6376 102%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36
37.6
4%
37.8
5%
36
0%
39
8%
59
64%
43
19%
40.8
13%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
56
59.1
6%
59
5%
56
0%
62
11%
91
63%
61
9%
63.6
14%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-20% / -5%
-39% / -4%
-31% / 5%
-30% / -28%
43% / 33%
-25% / 6%
-32% / 2%

* ... smaller is better

Out of the box, the display shows an acceptable color reproduction. However, with a Delta E 2000 color deviation of just under 6, the target (Delta E less than 3) is missed. The display doesn't suffer from a blue tint. Moreover, calibration only provides minor improvements. The AdobeRGB (36%) and sRGB (56%) color spaces aren't fully reproduced.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
IdeaPad vs. sRGB
IdeaPad vs. sRGB
IdeaPad vs. AdobeRGB
IdeaPad vs. AdobeRGB

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
17 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 8 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 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 21 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
25 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 18 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.6 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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9604 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The Lenovo laptop is equipped with a viewing-angle-stable IPS panel. Consequently, the screen can be read from any position. Reading the display outdoors is only possible when the sun isn't too bright.

The IdeaPad outdoors
The IdeaPad outdoors
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Core i5 at full power

With the IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05, Lenovo carries a 15.6-inch gaming laptop in its product range. It brings every modern game smoothly onto the screen and also cuts a fine figure in all other application areas. Our test device costs about 800 Euros (~$903). Other configuration variants are available.

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

Test conditions

The preinstalled Lenovo Vantage software allows you to set a thermal mode. Three options are available: "Performance mode", "Balanced mode" and "Quiet mode". We conducted all benchmarks with the "Performance mode" active.

Lenovo Vantage
Lenovo Vantage
Lenovo Vantage
Lenovo Vantage

Processor

The IdeaPad is powered by a Core i5-10300H quad-core processor (Comet Lake). The CPU operates at a base speed of 2.5 GHz. The clock rate can be increased to 4.2 GHz (four cores) and up to 4.5 GHz (one core) via Turbo. Hyper-Threading (two threads can be processed per core) is supported.

The processor works through the multithread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks at 4.2 GHz (plugged in) and 2.2 to 2.4 GHz (battery power), respectively. Furthermore, the single-thread tests are run at 4.2 to 4.5 GHz (plugged in) and 2.2 to 2.9 GHz (battery power).

Multithread (plugged in)
Multithread (plugged in)
Multithread (battery power)
Multithread (battery power)
Single-thread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)
Single-thread (battery power)
Single-thread (battery power)

We verify if the CPU Turbo is also consistently used when plugged in by running the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test in a continuous loop for at least 30 minutes. There is a minimal drop in performance from the first to the second run; the values then stabilize at a constant level. Turbo is used continuously at full power.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 Intel Core i5-10300H, Intel Core i5-10300H: Ø894 (885.9-902.04)
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73 AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Ø741 (732.32-778.15)
Dell G3 3590 Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø740 (702.49-787.7)
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø737 (729.39-797)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H: Ø756 (748.04-769.36)
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034 AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Ø707 (701.57-734.14)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H: Ø1341 (1313.46-1397.77)
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø755 (746.1-761.43)
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø844 (814.1-850.74)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
189 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
902 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
116.4 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
189 Points ∼100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
178 Points ∼94% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
176 Points ∼93% -7%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
173 Points ∼92% -8%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
172 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (108 - 194, n=15)
172 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 219, n=627)
162 Points ∼86% -14%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
157 Points ∼83% -17%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
145 Points ∼77% -23%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
143 Points ∼76% -24%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1398 (1313.46min - 1397.77max) Points ∼100% +55%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2804, n=633)
930 Points ∼67% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
902 Points ∼65%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (536 - 921, n=15)
824 Points ∼59% -9%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
801 (748.64min - 797.24max) Points ∼57% -11%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
799 Points ∼57% -11%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
797 Points ∼57% -12%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
790 Points ∼57% -12%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
769 Points ∼55% -15%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
734 Points ∼53% -19%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
602 Seconds * ∼100% -22%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (479 - 555, n=11)
513 Seconds * ∼85% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
492 Seconds * ∼82%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 901, n=92)
382 Seconds * ∼63% +22%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
345 Seconds * ∼57% +30%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Average of class Gaming
  (3034 - 75612, n=93)
37234 MIPS ∼100% +53%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
36693 MIPS ∼99% +51%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
24322 MIPS ∼65%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (15146 - 24772, n=11)
23091 MIPS ∼62% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
22133 MIPS ∼59% -9%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Average of class Gaming
  (2480 - 5811, n=93)
4911 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
4903 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (2945 - 4956, n=11)
4685 MIPS ∼95% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
4609 MIPS ∼94% -6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4471 MIPS ∼91% -9%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
457 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 524, n=137)
451 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (312 - 470, n=12)
444 Points ∼97% -3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
428 Points ∼94% -6%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
422 Points ∼92% -8%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
418 Points ∼91% -9%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
398 Points ∼87% -13%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
386 Points ∼84% -16%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
352 Points ∼77% -23%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
344 Points ∼75% -25%
CPU (Multi Core)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3224 Points ∼100% +50%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=138)
3007 Points ∼93% +40%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
2155 Points ∼67%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (1397 - 2240, n=12)
2065 Points ∼64% -4%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
1864 Points ∼58% -14%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
1793 Points ∼56% -17%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
1737 Points ∼54% -19%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
1728 Points ∼54% -20%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
1633 Points ∼51% -24%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
1530 Points ∼47% -29%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=76)
6600 Points ∼100% +51%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
5260 Points ∼80% +21%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
4358 Points ∼66%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (2783 - 4728, n=13)
4321 Points ∼65% -1%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
3537 Points ∼54% -19%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3448 Points ∼52% -21%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1428, n=76)
1223 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
1205 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (703 - 1241, n=13)
1159 Points ∼95% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1108 Points ∼91% -8%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
892 Points ∼73% -26%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
874 Points ∼71% -27%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (1.7 - 19.8, n=92)
10.3 fps ∼100% +41%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
9.27 fps ∼90% +27%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.28 fps ∼71%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (6.13 - 7.78, n=11)
7.04 fps ∼68% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
6 fps ∼58% -18%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
64.1 s ∼100% +25%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 95.8, n=69)
56.4 s ∼88% +10%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (23.9 - 94, n=11)
55.9 s ∼87% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
51.25 s ∼80%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (0.625 - 1.088, n=11)
0.689 sec * ∼100% -8%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.639 sec * ∼93%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
0.626 sec * ∼91% +2%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.531 - 1.088, n=73)
0.617 sec * ∼90% +3%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

We didn't encounter any problems. The system works correctly and smoothly. Moreover, the built-in Core i5 processor offers enough computing power for all common applications, while the dedicated graphics core enables playing computer games. This is complemented by good results in the PCMark benchmarks.

Two RAM slots are available. Memory runs in dual-channel mode.
Two RAM slots are available. Memory runs in dual-channel mode.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3841 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3644 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5210 points
PCMark 10 Score
4612 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11829, n=305)
6463 Points ∼100% +68%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
5461 Points ∼84% +42%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
5344 Points ∼83% +39%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5282 Points ∼82% +38%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
5064 Points ∼78% +32%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
5062 Points ∼78% +32%
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
4984 Points ∼77% +30%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (3670 - 5893, n=5)
4412 Points ∼68% +15%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
3841 Points ∼59%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3780 Points ∼58% -2%
Productivity
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
7922 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (7013 - 7949, n=5)
7575 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 9077, n=306)
7343 Points ∼93% -7%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
6848 Points ∼86% -14%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
6768 Points ∼85% -15%
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
6594 Points ∼83% -17%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6518 Points ∼82% -18%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
6067 Points ∼77% -23%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5813 Points ∼73% -27%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
5633 Points ∼71% -29%
Essentials
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
9169 Points ∼100% +5%
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
9120 Points ∼99% +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 11266, n=307)
8777 Points ∼96% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
8751 Points ∼95%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
8586 Points ∼94% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (7148 - 8949, n=5)
8480 Points ∼92% -3%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8355 Points ∼91% -5%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
8174 Points ∼89% -7%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
8108 Points ∼88% -7%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7623 Points ∼83% -13%
Score
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7511, n=309)
5333 Points ∼100% +16%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
4892 Points ∼92% +6%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
4889 Points ∼92% +6%
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
4798 Points ∼90% +4%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4732 Points ∼89% +3%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (4077 - 5301, n=5)
4690 Points ∼88% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
4612 Points ∼86%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
4605 Points ∼86% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
4400 Points ∼83% -5%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3952 Points ∼74% -14%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
5210 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6825, n=463)
5124 Points ∼98% -2%
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
5088 Points ∼98% -2%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
5045 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (4265 - 5276, n=5)
5009 Points ∼96% -4%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4797 Points ∼92% -8%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4701 Points ∼90% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
4556 Points ∼87% -13%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=480)
4290 Points ∼100% +12%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
4121 Points ∼96% +7%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3917 Points ∼91% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
3841 Points ∼90%
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
3792 Points ∼88% -1%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (3181 - 3971, n=5)
3670 Points ∼86% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
3416 Points ∼80% -11%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
2832 Points ∼66% -26%

DPC latencies

We could observe high DPC latencies in our standardized latency monitor test (web surfing, 4k video playback, high-load Prime95); therefore, the system is not suitable for real-time video and audio-editing.

Latency monitor
Latency monitor
Latency monitor
Latency monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
1000.2 μs * ∼100% -29%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
775 μs * ∼77%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The system drive is an NVMe SSD (M.2 2242) from SK Hynix, which provides 512 GB of storage space. The transfer speeds of the SSD are good.

The laptop still has room for a 2.5-inch storage device and a second NVMe SSD. Since our test device doesn't include the SATA slot necessary for the use of a 2.5-inch drive, the only option left is to install a second NVMe SSD. SSDs in the M.2 2230 and M.2 2280 formats can be used. The use of the latter requires the 2.5-inch drive frame to be removed and the retaining screw to be relocated afterwards (see pictures).

An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive
An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive
There's room for a 2.5-inch storage device and a second NVMe SSD (M.2 2230)
There's room for a 2.5-inch storage device and a second NVMe SSD (M.2 2230)
If the drive frame is removed and the small retaining screw (inserted, not soldered/glued)...
If the drive frame is removed and the small retaining screw (inserted, not soldered/glued)...
...is relocated,...
...is relocated,...
...SSDs in the more-common M.2 2280 format can be used. We have installed a Kingston A1000 model for testing purposes.
...SSDs in the more-common M.2 2280 format can be used. We have installed a Kingston A1000 model for testing purposes.
SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2261 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1053 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 309.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 490.3 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1105 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1059 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 44.44 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 130 MB/s
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
Average SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-1%
-25%
0%
-12%
1%
-6%
8%
Write 4K
130
137.5
6%
80.61
-38%
136.9
5%
105.4
-19%
94.71
-27%
103.6
-20%
141 (130 - 160, n=3)
8%
Read 4K
44.44
56.96
28%
41.82
-6%
56.97
28%
33.24
-25%
38.91
-12%
39.91
-10%
45.9 (44.4 - 48.3, n=3)
3%
Write Seq
1059
983.8
-7%
597.1
-44%
968.3
-9%
1029
-3%
1056
0%
1160
10%
1050 (1038 - 1059, n=3)
-1%
Read Seq
1105
1564
42%
963.2
-13%
1631
48%
1098
-1%
1183
7%
990.1
-10%
1168 (1105 - 1241, n=3)
6%
Write 4K Q32T1
490.3
237.4
-52%
188.8
-61%
237
-52%
322.1
-34%
445.3
-9%
283.4
-42%
495 (490 - 500, n=3)
1%
Read 4K Q32T1
309.2
340.7
10%
403.7
31%
337.1
9%
352
14%
477.7
54%
344.5
11%
450 (309 - 522, n=3)
46%
Write Seq Q32T1
1053
958.8
-9%
688.9
-35%
962.7
-9%
1036
-2%
1063
1%
1455
38%
1034 (1022 - 1053, n=3)
-2%
Read Seq Q32T1
2261
1732
-23%
1583
-30%
1863
-18%
1606
-29%
2154
-5%
1690
-25%
2268 (2261 - 2280, n=3)
0%

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B: Ø2244 (1126.12-2282.12)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI: Ø2243 (1313.66-2273.25)

Graphics card

The GeForce GTX 1650 graphics core (Turing) is Nvidia's current mid-range model for laptops. It supports DirectX 12 and runs at a base speed of 1,395 MHz. An increase up to 1,515 MHz is possible when boosted.

Higher clock rates are feasible if the GPU doesn't reach a determined temperature and/or energy threshold. In this way, we register a maximum of 1,787 MHz, which can only be maintained briefly, though. Our The Witcher 3 test is run at an average speed of 1,683 MHz. The GPU is able to access fast GDDR6 graphics memory (4,096 MB).

The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are at a normal level for this GPU. The UHD Graphics 630 GPU that's integrated into the processor is active, and the laptop works with Nvidia's Optimus graphics-switching solution.

3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (battery power)
3DMark 11 (battery power)
3DMark 11 Performance
11788 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
118141 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
27773 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
8526 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
3621 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
16335 Points ∼100% +30%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=727)
14916 Points ∼91% +19%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
13927 Points ∼85% +11%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
13575 Points ∼83% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
13270 Points ∼81% +5%
Dell G3 3590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
13228 Points ∼81% +5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (10885 - 13575, n=24)
12996 Points ∼80% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
12585 Points ∼77%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i5-9300H
11458 Points ∼70% -9%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
8903 Points ∼55% -29%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=264)
6072 Points ∼100% +75%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4298 Points ∼71% +24%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3773 Points ∼62% +9%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
3568 Points ∼59% +3%
Dell G3 3590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
3519 Points ∼58% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
3517 Points ∼58% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
3475 Points ∼57%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (2909 - 3700, n=24)
3465 Points ∼57% 0%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i5-9300H
3004 Points ∼49% -14%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
2130 Points ∼35% -39%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
12441 Points ∼100% +31%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=648)
12359 Points ∼99% +30%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
10209 Points ∼82% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
9480 Points ∼76%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
9428 Points ∼76% -1%
Dell G3 3590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
9315 Points ∼75% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (7741 - 9794, n=25)
9251 Points ∼74% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
9221 Points ∼74% -3%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i5-9300H
8161 Points ∼66% -14%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
6651 Points ∼53% -30%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=621)
72315 Points ∼100% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
66073 Points ∼91%
Dell G3 3590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
58270 Points ∼81% -12%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (38016 - 66073, n=18)
55759 Points ∼77% -16%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
54393 Points ∼75% -18%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i5-9300H
51981 Points ∼72% -21%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
48088 Points ∼66% -27%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
46119 Points ∼64% -30%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
40948 Points ∼57% -38%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
37533 Points ∼52% -43%

Gaming performance

The hardware in the IdeaPad Gaming brings all the games that are in our database onto the screen smoothly. Usually, the Full HD resolution and medium to high quality settings can be used, and in some cases, more is possible.

BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Average of class Gaming
  (9.7 - 266, n=389)
102 fps ∼100% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
96.5 fps ∼95%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Radeon RX 5500M
94.2 fps ∼92% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (68.5 - 99.4, n=18)
86.4 fps ∼85% -10%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
85.6 fps ∼84% -11%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
78.7 fps ∼77% -18%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
73.9 fps ∼72% -23%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
61.4 fps ∼60% -36%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=420)
54.2 fps ∼100% +45%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Radeon RX 5500M
44.7 fps ∼82% +20%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
38.3 (29min) fps ∼71% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
37.4 fps ∼69%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
36.2 fps ∼67% -3%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
36.2 fps ∼67% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (29.9 - 40.3, n=24)
35.8 fps ∼66% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
34.5 (32min, 32P1 - 37max) fps ∼64% -8%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
30.4 (24min) fps ∼56% -19%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
24.3 fps ∼45% -35%
Escape from Tarkov - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (56.7 - 121, n=15)
99.2 fps ∼100% +59%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
62.2 fps ∼63%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (45.8 - 62.2, n=2)
54 fps ∼54% -13%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
Average of class Gaming
  (23 - 126, n=111)
75 fps ∼100% +60%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
51 (39min) fps ∼68% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
47 fps ∼63%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (34 - 47, n=12)
43.7 fps ∼58% -7%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
41 fps ∼55% -13%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
29 fps ∼39% -38%
Doom Eternal - 1920x1080 High Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (26.9 - 222, n=33)
129 fps ∼100% +89%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
68.1 fps ∼53%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (62.6 - 69.2, n=4)
65.7 fps ∼51% -4%
Gears Tactics - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (15.5 - 665, n=33)
90.3 fps ∼100% +87%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
49.8 fps ∼55% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
48.3 fps ∼53%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (41.9 - 48.3, n=5)
45.2 fps ∼50% -6%
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 - 1920x1080 Maximum Settings AA:T2X Filmic SM
Average of class Gaming
  (17.3 - 136, n=27)
74.6 fps ∼100% +64%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
51.7 (32min) fps ∼69% +14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (43.3 - 53.5, n=4)
46.7 fps ∼63% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
45.4 fps ∼61%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
40.6 fps ∼54% -11%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
29.8 fps ∼40% -34%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Average of class Gaming
  (10 - 113, n=58)
73 fps ∼100% +28%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
57 fps ∼78%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (44 - 57, n=4)
49.8 fps ∼68% -13%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
37 fps ∼51% -35%

In order to verify whether the frame rates remain largely constant even over a prolonged period of time, we let the game The Witcher 3 run for about 60 minutes at Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings. The character embodied by the player is not moved during this whole period. A drop in frame rates can't be detected.

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