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Lenovo IdeaPad L340-17IRH Review: The well-rounded mid-range gaming notebook is unable to reach its full performance potential

Sascha Mölck, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Mark Riege), 09/16/2019

Discrete gamer. Thanks to the Core i5-9300H processor and the GeForce GTX-1650 graphics core, the IdeaPad is able to bring all the current computer games smoothly to the matte 17.3-inch display (FHD, IPS). They are accompanied by a NVMe SSD, 16 GB of working memory, and a good battery life. Unfortunately, the working memory is only able to run in single-channel mode.

With the IdeaPad L340-17IRH, Lenovo offers a mid-range 17.3-inch gaming notebook that is targeted towards users who want a visually discrete gaming notebook. In this context, Lenovo is using the term "undercover gaming." The notebook is very similar to the IdeaPad L340-17API that we tested recently. However, there are some differences in the detail. The competitors include devices such as the HP Pavilion Gaming 17, the MSI GF75 Thin 9SC, the Dell G3 17 3779, and the Asus TUF FX705DT.

Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE (Ideapad L340 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) - 4096 MB, Core: 1395-1560 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, GDDR5, 128-bit connection, Nvidia 436.15, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666, single-channel, single storage slot (occupied)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, Chi Mei N173HCE-E31, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake HM370
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512, 512 GB 
, 438 GB free
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo port, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.3 x 413 x 284.7 ( = 1 x 16.26 x 11.21 in)
Battery
45 Wh, 3950 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.52 V
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), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds), Power Supply: 599 g ( = 21.13 oz / 1.32 pounds)
Price
999 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case and Equipment - Lenovo uses plastic

The case of the IdeaPad L340 is completely made of plastic. The case color is called "granite black." The top of the base unit and the back of the lid have a brushed-metal look, and the display frame has a black color. The notebook is 10 mm (~0.4 in) thicker than the IdeaPad L340-17API we tested recently. In terms of the workmanship, there are no complaints. The clearances are right, and we do not notice any sharp edges. However, there is some room for improvement in terms of the stability. The base unit and the lid in particular should offer more stiffness. The notebook does not offer an optical drive, and you also cannot add one later, so if you need an optical drive, you have to use a USB model. This is another difference compared to the L340-17API. 

The L340 also does not have a maintenance flap. In order to access the insides, you have to remove the bottom of the case. To do this, all the screws on the bottom of the case have to be removed. Then you can remove the bottom of the case by using a thin prying tool or spatula, before you get access to the solid state disk, the fans, the WLAN module, the working memory, and the battery.

The number of connections is limited. The computer offers two Type-A USB connection and one Type-C USB connection, all of which operate according to the USB-3.2 Gen-1 standard. They are accompanied by an HDMI and a Gigabit Ethernet connection. The IdeaPad does not offer a storage card reader. All the connections are placed in the back section of the left side, so the areas on both sides of the palm rests will remain free from cables. 

The WLAN module uses a Qualcomm chip (QCA9377). In addition to the 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN standards, it also supports the fast ac standard. The transfer speeds we measure under optimal conditions (no additional WLAN devices in close proximity and the notebook and server PCs are within a close distance) turn out mediocre.

Size Comparison

415.4 mm / 16.4 inch 279.2 mm / 11 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 3 kg6.53 lbs413 mm / 16.3 inch 284.7 mm / 11.2 inch 25.3 mm / 0.996 inch 2.5 kg5.51 lbs413 mm / 16.3 inch 284.6 mm / 11.2 inch 24.3 mm / 0.957 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs405 mm / 15.9 inch 282 mm / 11.1 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.8 kg6.08 lbs399.8 mm / 15.7 inch 279.4 mm / 11 inch 26.6 mm / 1.047 inch 2.7 kg5.95 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 23.1 mm / 0.909 inch 2.3 kg4.96 lbs

Connections

Left side: power, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A), audio combo port, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type C)
Left side: power, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A), audio combo port, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type C)
Right side: slot for a cable lock
Right side: slot for a cable lock
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
655 MBit/s ∼100% +139%
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
649 MBit/s ∼99% +137%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
329 (min: 316, max: 337) MBit/s ∼50% +20%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Wireless AC 9462
284 MBit/s ∼43% +4%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
274 (min: 155, max: 311) MBit/s ∼42%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
215 (min: 199, max: 221) MBit/s ∼33% -22%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
658 MBit/s ∼100% +124%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
650 MBit/s ∼99% +121%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Wireless AC 9462
321 MBit/s ∼49% +9%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
301 (min: 277, max: 342) MBit/s ∼46% +2%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
294 (min: 246, max: 336) MBit/s ∼45%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
201 (min: 89, max: 272) MBit/s ∼31% -32%
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Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø274 (155-311)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø328 (316-337)
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø214 (199-221)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø294 (246-336)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø301 (277-342)
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø201 (89-272)

Input Devices - Keyboard illumination included

The IdeaPad L340 brings an illuminated chiclet keyboard that includes a number block. The flat, smooth keys offer a short stroke and clear pressure point. We like the resistance offered by the keys. While typing, the keyboard is stable and does not yield. The blue keyboard illumination is controlled by a function key. There are two steps of brightness. Overall, Lenovo offers a successful keyboard here that is suitable for everyday tasks.

The multitouch-capable ClickPad occupies an area of about 10.5 x 7 cm (~4.1 x 2.8 in), so there is a lot of space for using gesture control. The smooth surface of the pad allows fingers to slide easily. The pad also responds to input in the corners. It has a short stroke and clear pressure point.

Input devices
Input devices

Display - IPS on board

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The matte 17.3-inch display of the IdeaPad has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. While the display offers a good contrast (1514:1), the brightness turns out slightly too low (292 cd/m²). We consider values larger than 300 cd/m² to be good.

At brightness levels of 20% and lower, the display unfortunately produces some flickering at a frequency of 250 Hz. This relatively low frequency could lead to headaches or eye problems for sensitive users.

271
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
273
cd/m²
304
cd/m²
318
cd/m²
316
cd/m²
282
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
285
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei N173HCE-E31
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 318 cd/m² Average: 292 cd/m² Minimum: 33 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 328 cd/m²
Contrast: 1514:1 (Black: 0.21 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.04 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 2.06
ΔE Greyscale 4.21 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
93% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 60% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.5
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Dell G3 17 3779
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Response Times
11%
-29%
-19%
8%
-16%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
32 (16, 16)
42 (22, 20)
-31%
41 (20, 21)
-28%
34 (17.6, 16.4)
-6%
31.6 (14, 17.6)
1%
38 (18, 20)
-19%
Response Time Black / White *
23 (14, 9)
11 (7, 4)
52%
30 (16, 14)
-30%
30.4 (18, 12.4)
-32%
19.6 (10.8, 8.8)
15%
26 (15, 11)
-13%
PWM Frequency
250 (20)
Screen
-85%
-5%
-5%
-15%
-16%
Brightness middle
318
230
-28%
316
-1%
344.7
8%
299.6
-6%
323
2%
Brightness
292
201
-31%
294
1%
332
14%
285
-2%
306
5%
Brightness Distribution
85
78
-8%
84
-1%
91
7%
86
1%
89
5%
Black Level *
0.21
0.46
-119%
0.32
-52%
0.3
-43%
0.33
-57%
0.31
-48%
Contrast
1514
500
-67%
988
-35%
1149
-24%
908
-40%
1042
-31%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.04
10.36
-156%
3.39
16%
3.08
24%
3.68
9%
4.96
-23%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.59
18.63
-183%
5.56
16%
6.32
4%
8.05
-22%
8.25
-25%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.06
2.14
-4%
2.94
-43%
3.15
-53%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.21
13.32
-216%
3.17
25%
3.8
10%
3.8
10%
5.65
-34%
Gamma
2.5 88%
2.54 87%
2.39 92%
2.17 101%
2.12 104%
2.24 98%
CCT
7189 90%
14124 46%
7098 92%
7284 89%
7240 90%
7441 87%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
60
48
-20%
51
-15%
58
-3%
58.1
-3%
58
-3%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
93
74
-20%
89
-4%
89.6
-4%
89.8
-3%
90
-3%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-37% / -69%
-17% / -9%
-12% / -7%
-4% / -12%
-16% / -16%

* ... smaller is better

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
23 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 9 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. » 30 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 16 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 21 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 250 Hz ≤ 20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 20 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9361 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The display of the IdeaPad offers a fairly decent color reproduction already in the state of delivery. With a DeltaE-2000 color deviation of 4.04, the target of DeltaE smaller than 3 is barely missed. In addition, the display has a minimal blue tint. The color reproduction can be improved via calibration. This reduces the color deviation to a value of 2.06, the blue tint disappears, and the grayscale is reproduced significantly more balanced. The AdobeRGB and sRGB color spaces are not covered completely. The coverage is 60 percent (AdobeRGB) and 93 percent (sRGB).

Using the color profile we are offering, the color reproduction of the display can be adjusted according to our calibration. However, you have to make sure that you have the same display model (manufacturer + model number) as our test unit, since otherwise the color reproduction can become worse instead of improving. Often displays from various manufacturers are used within one notebook model series.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)

The Lenovo notebook is equipped with an IPS panel with stable viewing angles, so you can read the display from any angle. Outdoors, you can only read the display when the sunlight is not too bright.

The IdeaPad outdoors
The IdeaPad outdoors

Performance - Mid-range gaming power

With the IdeaPad L340-17IRH, Lenovo has a 17.3-inch gaming notebook in its portfolio that offers sufficient computing performance for all the usual application areas. Our test unit can be purchased for about 1000 Euros (~$1109), and there are also other equipment variants. Prices start from about 750 Euros (~$832).

Processor

The IdeaPad is run by a Core i5-9300H quad-core processor. The CPU is based on the Coffee Lake architecture and runs at a base clock speed of 2.4 GHz. Via Turbo, the clock speed can be increased to 4 GHz (four cores) or 4.1 GHz (one core). Hyper-threading (two threads running per core) is supported.

The processor runs through the multi-thread tests of the CineBench benchmarks at 3.7 to 4 GHz for a short period, before the clock speed drops to between 3.2 and 3.5 GHz. However, from time to time, the processor is also throttled down to 2.4 GHz. In battery operation, the clock speed is between 2.7 and 3.9 GHz. The single-thread tests are run at 4 to 4.1 GHz in mains as well as in battery operation.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
Intel XTU
Intel XTU

We evaluate whether the CPU Turbo can also be maintained constantly in mains operation by running the multi-thread test of the CineBench R15 benchmark for at least 30 minutes in a constant loop. From the first to the third run, the results drop slightly, but then they increase with a significant jump. Our measurements show that the Turbo fluctuates strongly during the first few runs. It only levels out at a fairly constant value later.

The results of the CB15 loop are not outstanding. Together with the Acer Nitro 5, the IdeaPad produces the worst results among the Core i5-9300H notebooks we have tested so far. The Legion Y540-17IRH, which is also made by Lenovo, produces values that are about 20 percent higher.

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Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø708 (647.94-717.51)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø626 (614.9-661.93)
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H: Ø709 (702.86-742.45)
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø970 (960.59-1110.2)
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1077 (1065.56-1205.55)
Dell G3 17 3779 Intel Core i5-8300H, Intel Core i5-8300H: Ø759 (750.51-796.5)
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø844 (814.1-850.74)
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø748 (730.55-769.02)
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2 Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø707 (700.72-757)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6572
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
21798
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6572
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
171 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
717 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
98.52 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H
193 Points ∼89% +13%
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i7-9750H
189 Points ∼87% +11%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (169 - 176, n=10)
173 Points ∼79% +1%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
171 Points ∼78%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H
169 Points ∼78% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 212, n=521)
157 Points ∼72% -8%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
144 Points ∼66% -16%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
143 Points ∼66% -16%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H
1172 Points ∼27% +63%
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i7-9750H
1071 Points ∼24% +49%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2022, n=524)
831 Points ∼19% +16%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H
798 Points ∼18% +11%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (717 - 850, n=10)
783 Points ∼18% +9%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
742 Points ∼17% +3%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
717 Points ∼16%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
662 Points ∼15% -8%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
6572 Points ∼61%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (6421 - 6677, n=5)
6561 Points ∼61% 0%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H
6445 Points ∼59% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (8.85 - 8872, n=427)
4843 Points ∼45% -26%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
4606 Points ∼43% -30%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4565 Points ∼42% -31%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H
24718 Points ∼38% +13%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (21798 - 25656, n=5)
24198 Points ∼37% +11%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
21798 Points ∼33%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
19002 Points ∼29% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (19.7 - 48808, n=427)
18337 Points ∼28% -16%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
17578 Points ∼27% -19%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (340 - 509, n=48)
428 Points ∼83% +6%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (398 - 427, n=8)
415 Points ∼81% +3%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
402 Points ∼78%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
370 Points ∼72% -8%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
361 Points ∼70% -10%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (1530 - 4926, n=48)
2513 Points ∼36% +62%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (1530 - 1877, n=8)
1726 Points ∼25% +11%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
1659 Points ∼24% +7%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
1554 Points ∼22%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1476 Points ∼21% -5%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (9307 - 27774, n=77)
16216 Points ∼20% +14%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (14195 - 16101, n=4)
15338 Points ∼19% +8%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
14195 Points ∼18%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
13474 Points ∼17% -5%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
12999 Points ∼16% -8%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (3596 - 4109, n=4)
3854 Points ∼79% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (2926 - 4825, n=77)
3705 Points ∼76% +3%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
3596 Points ∼74%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3348 Points ∼69% -7%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3258 Points ∼67% -9%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (4116 - 32070, n=58)
18923 Points ∼33% +25%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (14853 - 17684, n=7)
16246 Points ∼28% +8%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
15099 Points ∼26%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
11926 Points ∼21% -21%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
11299 Points ∼20% -25%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (4704 - 5089, n=7)
4898 Points ∼77% +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2131 - 6030, n=58)
4810 Points ∼76% +2%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
4704 Points ∼74%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3807 Points ∼60% -19%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3701 Points ∼58% -21%
Geekbench 5
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (3697 - 6029, n=3)
4550 Points ∼27% +23%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (3697 - 4200, n=3)
4014 Points ∼24% +9%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
3697 Points ∼22%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (1095 - 1137, n=3)
1118 Points ∼83% +2%
Average of class Gaming
  (1030 - 1169, n=3)
1098 Points ∼82% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
1095 Points ∼81%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44)
1237.4 ms * ∼2% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (753 - 7545, n=197)
1204 ms * ∼2% -9%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44)
1201 ms * ∼2% -9%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
1157.1 ms * ∼2% -5%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (1079 - 1349, n=8)
1138 ms * ∼2% -3%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H (Edge 44)
1101.4 ms * ∼2%
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i7-9750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
1067.4 ms * ∼2% +3%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
1042.3 ms * ∼2% +5%
Octane V2 - Total Score
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i7-9750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
38208 Points ∼73% +10%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
37626 Points ∼72% +8%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H (Edge 44)
34824 Points ∼66%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
33833 Points ∼65% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (12288 - 49518, n=193)
33463 Points ∼64% -4%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (22225 - 34957, n=7)
32344 Points ∼62% -7%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44)
29237 Points ∼56% -16%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44)
28324 Points ∼54% -19%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i7-9750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
268.54 Points ∼76% +9%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
265.91 Points ∼76% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (51.6 - 333, n=196)
250 Points ∼71% +2%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H (Edge 44)
245.92 Points ∼70%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
241.25 Points ∼69% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (150 - 254, n=7)
231 Points ∼66% -6%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44)
207.08 Points ∼59% -16%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44)
190.86 Points ∼54% -22%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The L340-17IRH does not lack performance. A strong processor and a fast NVMe SSD ensure a fast and smooth running system. They are accompanied by a mid-range GPU that is able to bring all the current computer games onto the screen. The results in the PC-Mark benchmark turn out good.

Unfortunately, Lenovo leaves part of the performance potential unused, since the working memory can only run in single-channel mode exclusively. The dual-channel mode also cannot be activated later, because the notebook only has a single slot for the working memory. However, there are also other equipment models of the IdeaPad L340 that allow using the dual-channel mode. Those model are equipped with an additional 4 GB of working memory that is soldered in.

The notebook only offers a single slot for working memory, forcing it to run in single-channel mode.
The notebook only offers a single slot for working memory, forcing it to run in single-channel mode.
Other equipment variants of the L340 also offer soldered-in working memory, in addition to the slot. Our test unit does not offer this.
Other equipment variants of the L340 also offer soldered-in working memory, in addition to the slot. Our test unit does not offer this.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3582 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3438 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4922 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
6502 Points ∼54% +38%
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11191, n=214)
6359 Points ∼53% +35%
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9750H, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
5859 Points ∼49% +24%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (4717 - 5182, n=8)
5021 Points ∼42% +6%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
4717 Points ∼39%
Dell G3 17 3779
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8300H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
4342 Points ∼36% -8%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4110 Points ∼34% -13%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3232 Points ∼27% -31%
Productivity
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
7434 Points ∼77%
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9750H, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
7419 Points ∼77% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 8968, n=215)
7180 Points ∼74% -3%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
7165 Points ∼74% -4%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (5633 - 7809, n=8)
6986 Points ∼72% -6%
Dell G3 17 3779
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8300H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
6668 Points ∼69% -10%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
6619 Points ∼68% -11%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
5921 Points ∼61% -20%
Essentials
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
9320 Points ∼85% +7%
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9750H, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
9029 Points ∼82% +4%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
8673 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (8108 - 9161, n=8)
8670 Points ∼79% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 10668, n=216)
8510 Points ∼77% -2%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
8149 Points ∼74% -6%
Dell G3 17 3779
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8300H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
7888 Points ∼72% -9%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
7507 Points ∼68% -13%
Score
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5429 Points ∼70% +13%
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9750H, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
5249 Points ∼68% +9%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7171, n=217)
5224 Points ∼67% +8%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
4821 Points ∼62%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (4400 - 5150, n=8)
4817 Points ∼62% 0%
Dell G3 17 3779
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8300H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
4442 Points ∼57% -8%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4339 Points ∼56% -10%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3754 Points ∼48% -22%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4593 Points ∼75% +28%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=414)
4260 Points ∼70% +19%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
4148 Points ∼68% +16%
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9750H, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
4116 Points ∼68% +15%
Dell G3 17 3779
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8300H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
3886 Points ∼64% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (3416 - 3848, n=5)
3666 Points ∼60% +2%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
3582 Points ∼59%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3423 Points ∼56% -4%

Storage Solution

An NVMe SSD from Western Digital serves as the system drive. This is a model in the M.2-2242 format that offers 512 GB of storage space. In the state of delivery, 438 GB of that is still available, and the rest of the storage is used by the recovery partition and the Windows installation. While the transfer rates turn out good, the built-in model does not belong to the top range of SSDs. The SSD supports only PCI Express Gen3 x2 and is thus connected with two lanes. Faster models use four lanes (PCI Express Gen3 x4).

An SSD serves as the system drive.
An SSD serves as the system drive.
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
Sequential Read: 1159 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1171 MB/s
512K Read: 621.3 MB/s
512K Write: 869.1 MB/s
4K Read: 39.76 MB/s
4K Write: 122.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 600.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 492.3 MB/s
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Dell G3 17 3779
SK hynix SC311 SATA
Average WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
 
Average of class Gaming
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-44%
4%
27%
43%
-59%
-3%
8%
Write 4K
100.7
94.36
-6%
145
44%
133
32%
135.3
34%
62.77
-38%
102 (101 - 104, n=2)
1%
109 (0.179 - 203, n=210)
8%
Read 4K
40.26
32.45
-19%
45.28
12%
55.58
38%
63.67
58%
24.63
-39%
40.1 (39.9 - 40.3, n=2)
0%
41.1 (0.28 - 119, n=210)
2%
Write Seq
1196
482.8
-60%
1301
9%
1623
36%
1337
12%
203.9
-83%
1178 (1160 - 1196, n=2)
-2%
1204 (53.5 - 4049, n=206)
1%
Read Seq
1091
524.4
-52%
1362
25%
1386
27%
1617
48%
549.8
-50%
1041 (990 - 1091, n=2)
-5%
1411 (8.3 - 5325, n=206)
29%
Write 4K Q32T1
376
232
-38%
249.1
-34%
500.8
33%
567.5
51%
160.1
-57%
330 (283 - 376, n=2)
-12%
334 (0.238 - 706, n=210)
-11%
Read 4K Q32T1
418.6
253.6
-39%
342.1
-18%
584.2
40%
644.8
54%
184.3
-56%
382 (345 - 419, n=2)
-9%
402 (0.695 - 898, n=210)
-4%
Write Seq Q32T1
1459
496.5
-66%
1301
-11%
1696
16%
1428
-2%
235
-84%
1457 (1455 - 1459, n=2)
0%
1413 (54.3 - 4316, n=210)
-3%
Read Seq Q32T1
1684
540.3
-68%
1732
3%
1572
-7%
3184
89%
553.8
-67%
1687 (1684 - 1690, n=2)
0%
2347 (69.6 - 8905, n=210)
39%

Graphics Card

The IdeaPad L340 uses a dedicated GeForce GTX-1650 graphics core from Nvidia. The GPU belongs to the GPU upper mid-range and is based on the Turing architecture. In contrast to the Turing GPUs of the RTX-2000 series, the GTX 1650 does not offer ray tracing or tensor cores. The GTX 1650 supports DirectX 12 and runs at a base speed of 1395 MHz. Via Boost, this can be increased up to 1560 MHz. If the GPU does not exceed a set temperature and power limit, even higher speeds can be achieved. We register a maximum of 1887 MHz, which can only be maintained for a short time, however. The Witcher-3 test runs at an average speed of 1671 MHz. The GPU is able to use the fast GDDR5 graphics storage (4096 GB).

The results in the 3D-Mark benchmarks range at a normal level for this GPU. The UHD Graphics-630 GPU integrated into the processor is active, and the notebook uses Nvidia's Optimus graphics switching solution.

Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Sky Diver
Sky Diver
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
3DMark 11 Performance
10990 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
72776 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
22820 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
7863 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
17457 Points ∼100% +32%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=623)
13486 Points ∼77% +2%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
13337 Points ∼76% +1%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
13230 Points ∼76%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (12388 - 13575, n=17)
13210 Points ∼76% 0%
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
13143 Points ∼75% -1%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
8220 Points ∼47% -38%
Dell G3 17 3779
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8300H
7761 Points ∼44% -41%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3146 Points ∼18% -76%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=160)
5716 Points ∼100%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
5043 Points ∼88%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (3353 - 3700, n=16)
3508 Points ∼61%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3506 Points ∼61%
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
3470 Points ∼61%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
1789 Points ∼31%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
584 Points ∼10%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
13188 Points ∼100% +43%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=548)
11408 Points ∼87% +24%
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
9350 Points ∼71% +1%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
9274 Points ∼70% +1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (8532 - 9536, n=17)
9264 Points ∼70% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
9227 Points ∼70%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
6331 Points ∼48% -31%
Dell G3 17 3779
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8300H
6228 Points ∼47% -33%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1981 Points ∼15% -79%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
89505 Points ∼100% +58%
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=529)
67721 Points ∼76% +20%
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
59375 Points ∼66% +5%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
56617 Points ∼63%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (38016 - 61286, n=12)
54186 Points ∼61% -4%
Dell G3 17 3779
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8300H
38306 Points ∼43% -32%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
38016 Points ∼42% -33%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
37173 Points ∼42% -34%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
13777 Points ∼15% -76%

Gaming Performance

The hardware of the Lenovo notebook is able to bring all the games that are in our database smoothly to the screen. Usually, Full HD resolution and medium to high quality settings can be used, and in some cases even more is possible. The built-in GPU is not made for resolutions beyond Full HD (you would need an external monitor). The corresponding resolutions can only be used for games that do not make very high demands on the hardware.

However, the frame rates remain behind the potential of the notebook, since the working memory can only run in single-channel mode. The difference in the frame rates between dual and single-channel mode depends on the game and the selected resolution and quality level. We recently tested the HP Omen 15 that is equipped with the same CPU/GPU combination in single as well as in dual channel mode. In dual-channel mode, up to 30 percent higher frame rates can be achieved.

BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
130 fps ∼100% +61%
Average of class Gaming
  (9.7 - 266, n=344)
97.7 fps ∼75% +21%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) (Dual-Channel-Modus)
90.8 fps ∼70% +13%
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
90.4 fps ∼70% +12%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
87.7 fps ∼67% +9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (68.5 - 90.8, n=11)
81.7 fps ∼63% +1%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
80.5 fps ∼62%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
77 fps ∼59% -4%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
64.3 fps ∼49% -20%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
53 fps ∼41% -34%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
15.1 fps ∼12% -81%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
92.1 fps ∼100% +60%
Average of class Gaming
  (11.1 - 194, n=270)
87.1 fps ∼95% +51%
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
67.6 fps ∼73% +18%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
62.2 fps ∼68% +8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (57.3 - 67.6, n=14)
62 fps ∼67% +8%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
61.1 (min: 51) fps ∼66% +6%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
59.1 fps ∼64% +3%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
57.5 fps ∼62%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
40.3 (min: 33, max: 45) fps ∼44% -30%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
35.9 fps ∼39% -38%
Battlefield V - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (11.4 - 122, n=13)
71.5 fps ∼100% +32%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (54.3 - 64.8, n=2)
59.6 fps ∼83% +10%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
54.3 fps ∼76%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
41.9 fps ∼59% -23%
Apex Legends - 1920x1080 Maximum Settings AA:TS AF:16x
Average of class Gaming
  (16.5 - 144, n=16)
98.9 fps ∼100% +38%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
71.7 fps ∼72%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (65.4 - 71.7, n=3)
68.2 fps ∼69% -5%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
34.9 fps ∼35% -51%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1280x720 Lite Quality
Average of class Gaming
  (8.7 - 158, n=25)
84.8 fps ∼100% +55%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
67 fps ∼79% +22%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (54.8 - 67, n=2)
60.9 fps ∼72% +11%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
54.8 fps ∼65%
F1 2019 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Average of class Gaming
  (10.8 - 152, n=17)
90.6 fps ∼100% +54%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) (Dual-Channel-Modus)
63 fps ∼70% +7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (59 - 65, n=4)
61.8 fps ∼68% +5%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
60 fps ∼66% +2%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
59 fps ∼65%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
10 fps ∼11% -83%

In order to evaluate whether the frame rates remain mostly constant also over a longer time period, we run the game "The Witcher 3" for about 60 minutes at Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings. The character of the gamer is not moved during the whole time period. We do not detect a drop in the frame rates.

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