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Lenovo Legion 5i 16 G9 review - The fast gaming laptop with Raptor Lake-HX and an AI engine

GeForce RTX 4060 at 115 watts. At this year's CES, Lenovo presented its new Legion 5i 16 G9 and we have already had the chance to test the new mid-range gaming laptop. Its new Core i7-14650HX in combination with the RTX 4060 Laptop power a fast 240-Hz QHD panel. Of course, AI functions are also on board in the year 2024—but to no effect.

Lenovo only just unveiled its new gamer, the Legion 5i 16 G9, at this year's CES—and we have already had a chance to test it. Lenovo's mid-range gaming laptop comes right in between the cheaper LOQ series and the more expensive Legion 5 Pro. With its new Raptor-Lake-HX processor, the Core i7-14650HX, a 115-watt version of the RTX 4060 Laptop (including Advanced Optimus) and a fast 240-Hz WQXGA panel, the new Legion 5i 16 focuses entirely on performance, leaving out things such as extensive case lighting. Moreover, the manufacturer makes use of a special AI chip—supposedly, Lenovo's AI Engine+ will further improve users' gaming experience.

We tested the version of the Legion 5i 16IRX G9 with the Core-i7 processor, RTX 4060 Laptop, 240-Hz display, 16 GB RAM as well as a 1-TB PCIe SSD for US$1,610.

Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9 (Legion 5 16 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-14650HX 16 x 1.6 - 5.2 GHz, 140 W PL2 / Short Burst, 100 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX Refresh
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 2430 MHz, Memory: 2050 MHz, 125 W TDP ( including 10 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 537.53
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5-5600, Dual-Channel, 2x 8 GB, max. 64 GB
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, NE160QDM-NZ3, IPS, glossy: no, HDR, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR, 1024 GB 
, 888 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-S PCH - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Audio, Card Reader: microSD (UHS-I)
Networking
Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.2 x 359.7 x 262.3 ( = 0.99 x 14.16 x 10.33 in)
Battery
80 Wh, 5182 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2W Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 230W PSU, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.425 kg ( = 85.54 oz / 5.35 pounds), Power Supply: 869 g ( = 30.65 oz / 1.92 pounds)
Price
1599 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.1 %
01/2024
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg25.2 mm16.00"2560x1600
89.2 %
10/2023
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
R7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg26.1 mm16.00"2560x1600
85.1 %
09/2023
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg24 mm16.10"1920x1080
87.3 %
09/2023
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.7 kg25.9 mm16.00"2560x1600
87.7 %
08/2023
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
R7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg25.2 mm16.00"2560x1600
85.6 %
09/2023
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg22.9 mm16.10"1920x1080
88.3 %
09/2023
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
3 kg25.4 mm16.00"2560x1600
87.9 %
05/2023
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg26.8 mm16.00"2560x1600

Case - The Legion partly features aluminum

The device's case is very sleek for a gaming laptop and if you prefer things to be more eye-catching, then the Legion 5i may well disappoint you. Aside from its black keyboard and bezels, it features no further color contrasts and in addition, Lenovo has decided against installing any case lighting. Only the status LED surrounding the power button lights up in four colors that are dependent on which energy profile is in use. At least this means you can also use the laptop in more professional settings such as at university. 

In terms of quality, the case has quite a high-end feel to it—even though only the lid is made from aluminum. The base unit is made entirely from plastic, but the top still feels really nice. Only the bottom of the case is a little rougher, giving it a bit of a cheaper feel. One advantage the case has is how little it attracts dirt and fingerprint marks. Its stability is good as a whole, but this isn't a surprise because of how thick the base unit is (max. 2 cm at the rear). The display hinges have been set well and allow you to open the laptop with one hand; its maximum opening angle is 180 degrees.

Weighing 2.4 kg, it is by no means as light as a feather but within the comparison field, our test sample performs well. Its footprint makes it one of the most compact models, too. You will have to plan in an additional 869 grams for the 230-watt power supply.

Size comparison

368.9 mm / 14.5 inch 289.9 mm / 11.4 inch 25.4 mm / 1 inch 3 kg6.58 lbs369 mm / 14.5 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 24 mm / 0.945 inch 2.4 kg5.23 lbs369 mm / 14.5 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 22.9 mm / 0.902 inch 2.3 kg5.05 lbs363.4 mm / 14.3 inch 260.4 mm / 10.3 inch 26.8 mm / 1.055 inch 2.5 kg5.46 lbs359.6 mm / 14.2 inch 277.6 mm / 10.9 inch 25.9 mm / 1.02 inch 2.7 kg5.85 lbs359.7 mm / 14.2 inch 262.3 mm / 10.3 inch 25.2 mm / 0.992 inch 2.4 kg5.35 lbs359.7 mm / 14.2 inch 260.3 mm / 10.2 inch 25.2 mm / 0.992 inch 2.4 kg5.2 lbs358.4 mm / 14.1 inch 266.8 mm / 10.5 inch 26.1 mm / 1.028 inch 2.4 kg5.27 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity - Lenovo has forgone Thunderbolt

On the Legion 5i 16 (as well as on the Legion Pro 5i), Lenovo has decided against installing Thunderbolt 4 but in turn, it features an otherwise good selection of ports spread out along all three sides. The back houses the power connection and HDMI port, the left features three USB ports and there are two further USB connections on the right side. All video outputs are connected via the dGPU, which means the Nvidia GPU is always active when an external monitor is connected.

Left: USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/s, Always On), USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbit/s, DisplayPort 1.4), USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbit/s, DisplayPort 1.4, 140W Power Delivery), 3.5-mm audio
Left: USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/s, Always On), USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbit/s, DisplayPort 1.4), USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbit/s, DisplayPort 1.4, 140W Power Delivery), 3.5-mm audio
Right: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbit/s), microSD card reader, webcam eShutter, Gigabit Ethernet
Right: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbit/s), microSD card reader, webcam eShutter, Gigabit Ethernet
Back: HDMI 2.1, Power in
Back: HDMI 2.1, Power in

SD card reader

The microSD card reader on the right side of the device doesn't take in cards fully and it isn't particularly fast. In combination with our reference card (Angelibird AV Pro V60), we measured low transfer rates of about 30 MB/s.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
175 MB/s +546%
Average of class Gaming
  (19 - 202, n=100, last 2 years)
98.4 MB/s +263%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS (PNY EliteX-Pro60 V60 256 GB)
37.4 MB/s +38%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
34.7 (33.73min - 34.77max) MB/s +28%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
27.1 MB/s
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
180 MB/s +525%
Average of class Gaming
  (25.8 - 269, n=94, last 2 years)
121.3 MB/s +321%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS (PNY EliteX-Pro60 V60 256 GB)
38.6 MB/s +34%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
35.62 MB/s +24%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
28.8 MB/s

Communication

Lenovo has fitted the Legion with the AX211 WLAN module from Intel which, aside from Bluetooth 5.3, also masters the current Wi-Fi-6E standard for 6-GHz networks. In combination with our reference router from Asus, its transfer rates were great in total, although the competition was still faster at times. However, you shouldn't really be able to notice this in practical use and during our test, we never had any issues with signal quality. In addition, the laptop features a Gigabit-Ethernet port for wired connections.

Networking
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1489 (min: 1329) MBit/s ∼96%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1398 (min: 1327) MBit/s ∼83%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1494 (min: 1257) MBit/s ∼96%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1583 (min: 1176) MBit/s ∼94%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
MediaTek MT7921
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
714 (min: 679) MBit/s ∼46%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
726 (min: 714) MBit/s ∼43%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Realtek RTL8852BE
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
768 (min: 712) MBit/s ∼49%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
843 (min: 426) MBit/s ∼50%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1557 (min: 1481) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1471 (min: 1302) MBit/s ∼88%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1674 (min: 1578) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1323 (min: 1216) MBit/s ∼80%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1547 (min: 1246) MBit/s ∼99%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1529 (min: 1506) MBit/s ∼91%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1485 (min: 1414) MBit/s ∼89%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1646 (min: 1518) MBit/s ∼100%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1302 (min: 612) MBit/s ∼84%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1681 (min: 730) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
802 (min: 579) MBit/s ∼52%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1223 (min: 1136) MBit/s ∼73%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1304 (min: 980) MBit/s ∼78%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1462 (min: 1430) MBit/s ∼89%
05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200125013001350140014501500155016001650Tooltip
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9; iperf3 transmit AXE11000: Ø1489 (1329-1686)
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9; iperf3 receive AXE11000: Ø1398 (1327-1464)

Webcam

The Legion 5i's 1080p webcam fulfils its job, taking decent photos in good lighting conditions. On the flip side, it doesn't support any additional studio effects and it doesn't have an IR sensor for facial recognition via Windows Hello. There is a switch on the right side which deactivates the webcam.

ColorChecker
13.3 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
9 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
11 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
7 ∆E
7 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
9 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9: 9.16 ∆E min: 1.87 - max: 15.24 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom case part is connected using normal crosshead screws but it still sits securely when these are removed. You should use a suitable tool to help pry it open. Inside, the laptop's maintenance options are good, as aside from both RAM slots, it also features two slots for M.2-2280 SSDs. The WLAN module and battery (screwed in) can also be swapped out.

Internal build
Internal build
Two SODIMM slots
Two SODIMM slots
WLAN module and unoccupied M.2 slot
WLAN module and unoccupied M.2 slot

Input devices - 1.5-mm lift without RGB lighting

The black keyboard—including a dedicated numerical keypad and offset arrow keys—is one we already know from other Legion models. Its keys have a lift of 1.5 mm and in total, it feels comfortable to type on them. Aside from gaming, it is also no problem to type longer texts on this keyboard. Our test configuration is fitted with a backlit keyboard which has two brightness settings; you can additionally optionally go for one with colored 4-zone backlighting.

Input devices
Input devices
Backlit keyboard
Backlit keyboard

The clickpad is positioned slightly to the left and its size (12 x 7.5 cm) is perfect for normal pointer operation—which also works absolutely fine. The bottom of the pad can be pressed down which, unfortunately, is met with a loud noise. While gaming, most users will reach for a gamepad or a mouse anyway. These can be connected on both sides of the device.

Display - 240-Hz IPS

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Visible halos
Visible halos

Lenovo offers two different matte WQXGA displays with a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution. Next to a version with a 165-Hz refresh rate and a 300-nit brightness, you can also select a brighter 500-nit variant with a 240-Hz refresh rate. The latter additionally supports HDR and this is the one installed into our test device. Subjectively, the screen looks great; content looks very sharp, colors are vivid and even lighter areas don't appear grainy. However, you can notice some clear halos when looking at dark images with the brightness turned up.

Our panel achieved a maximum of 528 cd/m² and an average of 500 cd/m², meaning its target has been reached. Its black value of 0.33 is okay and its maximum contrast ratio is over 1,500:1. The display's reaction speeds are fast and on the same level as other IPS competitors. All-in-all, the screen is well-suited for gaming and its values are better than the competition. HDR content is also supported (but HDR has to be manually activated via the Windows settings).

528
cd/m²
526
cd/m²
494
cd/m²
509
cd/m²
526
cd/m²
493
cd/m²
483
cd/m²
457
cd/m²
480
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
NE160QDM-NZ3 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 528 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 499.6 cd/m² Minimum: 1.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 519 cd/m²
Contrast: 1594:1 (Black: 0.33 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.2 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 1
ΔE Greyscale 1.3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
74.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
72.4% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.23
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NE160QDM-NZ3, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
BOE0AF0 (), IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
CMN162D, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
AUOC1A5 (B160QAN03.L), IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
BOE NJ NE160QDM-NYC, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Chi Mei CMN1629, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
BOE NE16NYB, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
AU Optronics B160QAN03.1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Display
-4%
-6%
-2%
-3%
-5%
-5%
-1%
Display P3 Coverage
72.4
68.3
-6%
66.7
-8%
70.5
-3%
69.3
-4%
67.5
-7%
67.7
-6%
71.2
-2%
sRGB Coverage
100
98.6
-1%
98
-2%
98.9
-1%
100
0%
97.5
-2%
97.2
-3%
98.8
-1%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
74.1
69.6
-6%
69
-7%
72.6
-2%
70
-6%
69.7
-6%
70
-6%
73.3
-1%
Response Times
9%
0%
29%
12%
32%
42%
-18%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
12.5 ?(6.1, 6.4)
13.2 ?(6.1, 7.1)
-6%
13.3 ?(6, 7.3)
-6%
7.2 ?(4, 3.2)
42%
10.7 ?(5.2, 5.5)
14%
6.18 ?(3.01, 3.17)
51%
4 ?(1.7, 2.3)
68%
14.5 ?(7, 7.5)
-16%
Response Time Black / White *
8.7 ?(4.6, 4.1)
6.6 ?(2.5, 4.1)
24%
8.2 ?(4.5, 3.7)
6%
7.4 ?(3, 4.4)
15%
7.8 ?(3.9, 3.9)
10%
7.62 ?(4.07, 3.55)
12%
7.3 ?(3.6, 3.7)
16%
10.4 ?(5.7, 4.7)
-20%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-67%
-16%
-24%
-14%
-21%
-51%
-20%
Brightness middle
526
376
-29%
308
-41%
407
-23%
371.6
-29%
290
-45%
306
-42%
405.7
-23%
Brightness
500
358
-28%
285
-43%
369
-26%
343
-31%
275
-45%
302
-40%
368
-26%
Brightness Distribution
87
88
1%
85
-2%
85
-2%
84
-3%
82
-6%
89
2%
87
0%
Black Level *
0.33
0.33
-0%
0.25
24%
0.45
-36%
0.44
-33%
0.21
36%
0.3
9%
0.38
-15%
Contrast
1594
1139
-29%
1232
-23%
904
-43%
845
-47%
1381
-13%
1020
-36%
1068
-33%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.2
2.74
-128%
1.3
-8%
1.43
-19%
1.52
-27%
1.7
-42%
2.57
-114%
1.65
-38%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.1
6.78
-223%
2.76
-31%
3.58
-70%
2.68
-28%
3.57
-70%
4.26
-103%
4.2
-100%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1
0.88
12%
0.92
8%
1.07
-7%
0.33
67%
0.93
7%
0.85
15%
0.53
47%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.3
3.57
-175%
1.7
-31%
1.13
13%
1.2
8%
1.5
-15%
3.3
-154%
1.2
8%
Gamma
2.23 99%
2.4 92%
2.167 102%
2.5 88%
2.1 105%
2.1 105%
1.997 110%
2.3 96%
CCT
6391 102%
7246 90%
6767 96%
6526 100%
6503 100%
6538 99%
6895 94%
6453 101%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-21% / -42%
-7% / -12%
1% / -12%
-2% / -8%
2% / -10%
-5% / -28%
-13% / -16%

* ... smaller is better

CalMAN grayscale (profile: native)
CalMAN grayscale (profile: native)
CalMAN saturation (profile: native)
CalMAN saturation (profile: native)
CalMAN ColorChecker (profile: native)
CalMAN ColorChecker (profile: native)
CalMAN grayscale calibrated
CalMAN grayscale calibrated
CalMAN saturation calibrated
CalMAN saturation calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated

Ex works, the Legion 5i's display comes pre-calibrated and there are a few different color profiles available. We analyzed it using the professional CalMAN software (X-Rite i1 Pro2) using the profile "native". Its depiction is already superb, as neither grayscale nor colors show DeltaE-2000 deviations above 3. In addition, we didn't note a color tint and a user calibration could even be superfluous. We may have been able to improve depiction quality through our own calibration (can be downloaded for free further above), but this is only measurable—not visible. Together with its complete sRGB coverage, the panel can confidently be used to edit photos or video.


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

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
8.7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4.6 ms rise
↘ 4.1 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 19 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
12.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.1 ms rise
↘ 6.4 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 (33.7 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 not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17900 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

outdoors
outdoors

Thanks to the display's high brightness and matte surface, the Legion 5i 16 can be used very well outside or in bright surroundings. The IPS's viewing-angle stability is fine, but viewing it from diagonally above leads to the picture being lightened quite a bit.

Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability

Performance - Raptor Lake-HX Refresh & Ada Lovelace

Lenovo offers the Legion 5i 16 G9 with five different HX processors from Intel, although the two weaker variants still belong to last year's 13th generation. The flagship can be fitted with a Core i9-14900HX at best, and our test sample features the Core i7-14650HX. Available graphics cards include the current Nvidia models GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop, 4060 Laptop, and 4070 Laptop with a maximum TGP of 115 watts and a MUX switch for Advanced Optimus graphics switching.

 
 
 

Testing conditions

Lenovo offers three different performance modes within the pre-installed Vantage app as well as a customized mode that the user can adjust extensively (CPU/GPU power limits, CPU/GPU temperature limit, CPU/GPU dynamic boost). So, you can play about with these as much as you want. We have listed the three predefined settings' respective parameters in the table below (quiet mode, balanced mode and performance mode).

Energy profile CPU load CB R23 Multi GPU load Time Spy graphics Cyberpunk 2077 QHD Ultra max. fan emissions
Quiet mode 65->55 watts 16,720 points 65 watts 8,443 points 35.4 fps 34.6 dB(A)
Balanced mode 120->70 watts 19,897 points 80 watts 9,749 points 43.4 fps 49.8 dB(A)
Performance mode 140->100 watts 24,455 points 125 watts 11,267 points 49.7 fps 55.7 dB(A)

We carried out the following benchmarks and measurements using performance mode, as the device's gaming performance in particular is much higher using this mode. Of course, the fans also end up being louder but even in balanced mode, the fans can get very loud while gaming and you will likely need a headset regardless—so you might as well use performance mode. The profiles can be selected via the key combination Fn+Q, whereby the colored status LED on the power button shows what mode is currently in use (red: performance, white: balanced, blue: quiet, purple: adjusted). During simple everyday tasks, you can easily use quiet mode while often being able to enjoy a completely silent device. In battery use, you can't use performance mode.

Lenovo has given the Legion 5i 16's AI Engine+ its own LA1 AI chip which can be activated in conjunction with balanced mode. It supposedly automatically recognizes games and optimizes the laptop's performance, whereby the temperatures and fan noise emissions can increase. In general, however, this isn't really anything new and a similar function could already be seen on earlier models, where playing games triggered an automatic switch to performance mode. On the other hand, we didn't notice any difference compared to balanced mode when using this new AI Engine+, and the device's performance was often the same or even worse than in performance mode.

Processor - Core i7-14650HX

The new Core i7-14650HX is the successor to the old Core i7-13700HX, offering the same core configuration (8x performance + 8x efficiency) with slightly higher clock rates (up to 5.2 GHz)—but in terms of its general architecture, nothing has changed. Within the Legion 5i 16, the new HX CPU consumes 140 watts for a short period of time, before balancing out at 100 watts. The resulting performance is excellent, leading to an advantage of 10 % over the old 13700HX. The AMD models also did noticeably worse. During the single-core tests, the Legion came out on top, too. In battery use, its power consumption is limited to 50 watts, which is why its multi-core performance dropped by about 40 % (CB R23 Multi: 14,202 points).

Further CPU benchmarks can be found in our tech section.

Cinebench R15 Multi continuous test

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Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9 Intel Core i7-14650HX: Ø3471 (3409.19-3799.39)
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23) AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS: Ø2657 (2635.57-2681.14)
HP Victus 16-r0077ng Intel Core i7-13700H: Ø2242 (2203.13-2316.56)
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8 Intel Core i7-13620H: Ø2126 (2053.7-2491.59)
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8 AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS: Ø2681 (2627.26-2706.36)
HP Victus 16-r0076TX Intel Core i5-13500HX: Ø2468 (2303.88-2863.07)
Alienware m16 R1 Intel Intel Core i7-13700HX: Ø3038 (2971.33-3183.13)
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8 Intel Core i7-13700HX: Ø3057 (3008.42-3230.23)
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 6.2: Multi-Core | Single-Core
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
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
86.7 pt
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
 
86.7 pt
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
78.9 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
73.5 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8 -2!
Intel Core i7-13700HX
73.2 pt
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8 -2!
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
71 pt
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
70.4 pt
HP Victus 16-r0076TX -3!
Intel Core i5-13500HX
68.8 pt
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
67 pt
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
61.8 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
24455 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
24455 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
21889 Points -10%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
19987 (10270.1min - 19987.3max) Points -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 34613, n=230, last 2 years)
19530 Points -20%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX
18334 Points -25%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
17205 Points -30%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
17088 (16600.7min - 17088.2max) Points -30%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
15410 Points -37%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
15339 Points -37%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
1963 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
1963 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1933 Points -2%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
1871 Points -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 2235, n=228, last 2 years)
1814 Points -8%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1793 Points -9%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1767 Points -10%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX
1689 Points -14%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
1687 Points -14%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1666 Points -15%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
9349 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
9349 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
8062 Points -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 13769, n=228, last 2 years)
7423 Points -21%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX
7021 Points -25%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
6889 Points -26%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6674 Points -29%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6656 Points -29%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
5895 Points -37%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
5626 Points -40%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
754 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
754 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
738 Points -2%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
711 Points -6%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
698 Points -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 855, n=228, last 2 years)
698 Points -7%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
686 Points -9%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
652 Points -14%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
649 Points -14%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX
648 Points -14%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
3799 (3409.19min - 3799.39max) Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
3799 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
3230 (3008.42min - 3230.23max) Points -15%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
3183 Points -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 5663, n=232, last 2 years)
3090 Points -19%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX
2863 (2303.88min - 2863.07max) Points -25%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2706 (2627.26min - 2706.36max) Points -29%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2681 (2635.57min - 2681.14max) Points -29%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
2492 (2053.7min - 2491.59max) Points -34%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
2317 (2203.13min - 2316.56max) Points -39%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
287 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
287 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
280 Points -2%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
277 Points -3%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
270 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 318, n=231, last 2 years)
268 Points -7%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
265 Points -8%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
264 Points -8%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
245 Points -15%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX
242 Points -16%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
223 Seconds * -58%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
215 Seconds * -52%
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 1259, n=226, last 2 years)
199.5 Seconds * -41%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX
193 Seconds * -37%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
186 Seconds * -32%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
185 Seconds * -31%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
159 Seconds * -13%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
151 Seconds * -7%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
141 Seconds *
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
141 Seconds * -0%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
93686 MIPS
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
93686 MIPS 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
83449 MIPS -11%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
78076 MIPS -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 140932, n=227, last 2 years)
77071 MIPS -18%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
73035 MIPS -22%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX
71243 MIPS -24%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
68815 MIPS -27%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
65405 MIPS -30%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
59430 MIPS -37%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
6695 MIPS
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
6695 MIPS 0%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6632 MIPS -1%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6516 MIPS -3%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
6409 MIPS -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 7581, n=227, last 2 years)
6128 MIPS -8%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
5890 MIPS -12%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
5718 MIPS -15%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
5559 MIPS -17%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX
5377 MIPS -20%
Geekbench 6.2 / Multi-Core
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
16010 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
16010 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
14402 Points -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (5340 - 18590, n=72, last 2 years)
14054 Points -12%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
13088 Points -18%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
13077 Points -18%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
11741 Points -27%
Geekbench 6.2 / Single-Core
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
2761 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
2761 Points 0%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2694 Points -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (1599 - 3095, n=72, last 2 years)
2650 Points -4%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
2638 Points -4%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
2601 Points -6%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
2395 Points -13%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
16810 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
16810 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
14448 Points -14%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
14144 Points -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 22200, n=232, last 2 years)
13583 Points -19%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX
12683 Points -25%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
12223 Points -27%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
11803 Points -30%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
11651 Points -31%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
11504 Points -32%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1989 Points +3%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1951 Points +1%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
1933 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
1933 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1845 Points -5%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
1831 Points -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 2210, n=232, last 2 years)
1809 Points -6%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1777 Points -8%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX
1688 Points -13%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
1685 Points -13%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
25.6 fps
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
25.6 fps 0%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
24.2 fps -5%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
22.4 fps -12%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
21.8 fps -15%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
21.6 fps -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 37.6, n=230, last 2 years)
21.2 fps -17%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX
20.3 fps -21%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
16.6 fps -35%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
16.6 fps -35%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
68.1 s * -55%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
61.5 s * -40%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.8 - 332, n=224, last 2 years)
49.2 s * -12%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
45.5 s * -4%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
45.4 s * -4%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
43.8 s *
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
43.8 s * -0%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
38.3 s * +13%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
36.5 s * +17%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H
0.504 sec * -20%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX
0.4891 sec * -17%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
0.4769 sec * -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 4.47, n=227, last 2 years)
0.4694 sec * -12%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
0.447 sec * -7%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
0.4422 sec * -5%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
0.4352 sec * -4%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
0.4336 sec * -3%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
0.4195 sec *
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
0.4195 sec * -0%

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Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
112749
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
15515
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
15819
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
43.85 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
50.22 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
3.4 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
287 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
247 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
3799 Points
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Performance Rating
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
90.5 pt
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
90.2 pt
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
87.4 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
82.3 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
78 pt
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
76 pt
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
 
76 pt
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
69.4 pt
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
62.1 pt
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
54.3 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
28134 KRay/s +48%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
27731 KRay/s +46%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
20413 KRay/s +7%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
20135 KRay/s +6%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
19044 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
19044 KRay/s 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (3069 - 60169, n=223, last 2 years)
18592 KRay/s -2%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
15888 KRay/s -17%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
14470 KRay/s -24%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
12788 KRay/s -33%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
121162 Points +27%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
118600 Points +24%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
103903 Points +9%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
103529 Points +9%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
95271 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
95271 Points 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (18567 - 252486, n=223, last 2 years)
93353 Points -2%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
83347 Points -13%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
72193 Points -24%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
64478 Points -32%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
4920 MB/s +17%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4911 MB/s +17%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4819 MB/s +14%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4633 MB/s +10%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 10389, n=223, last 2 years)
4321 MB/s +3%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4214 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
4214 MB/s 0%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
3934 MB/s -7%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
3326 MB/s -21%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2661 MB/s -37%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
122477 Points +21%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
114717 Points +13%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
113990 Points +12%
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 200651, n=223, last 2 years)
109267 Points +8%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
105168 Points +4%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
105028 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
101500 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
101500 Points 0%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
91638 Points -10%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
78667 Points -22%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
15189 Points +27%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
15097 Points +27%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
13519 Points +13%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
13285 Points +12%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 32988, n=223, last 2 years)
12182 Points +2%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
11913 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
11913 Points 0%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
10334 Points -13%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
8677 Points -27%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
8402 Points -29%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
64904 Points +38%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
63114 Points +34%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
50250 Points +7%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
49157 Points +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (10291 - 134044, n=223, last 2 years)
47787 Points +1%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
47097 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
47097 Points 0%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
39805 Points -15%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
36179 Points -23%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
31583 Points -33%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
182473 MB/s +111%
Average of class Gaming
  (19065 - 328679, n=223, last 2 years)
107708 MB/s +25%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
94177 MB/s +9%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
88619 MB/s +2%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
86485 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
86485 MB/s 0%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
79903 MB/s -8%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
68051 MB/s -21%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
66484 MB/s -23%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
56461 MB/s -35%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1350 MB/s +5%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1339 MB/s +4%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1289 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
1289 MB/s 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 2409, n=223, last 2 years)
1209 MB/s -6%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1104 MB/s -14%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
1104 MB/s -14%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1099 MB/s -15%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
950 MB/s -26%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
835 MB/s -35%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
15464 KRay/s +50%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
14776 KRay/s +43%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
11057 KRay/s +7%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
10979 KRay/s +6%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
10316 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
10316 KRay/s 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (1518 - 31796, n=223, last 2 years)
10067 KRay/s -2%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
8587 KRay/s -17%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
7770 KRay/s -25%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
6904 KRay/s -33%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
39928 MPixel/s +18%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
39045 MPixel/s +16%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
36957 MPixel/s +9%
Average of class Gaming
  (10805 - 60161, n=224, last 2 years)
36727 MPixel/s +9%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
36147 MPixel/s +7%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
35988 MPixel/s +7%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
33763 MPixel/s
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
33763 MPixel/s 0%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
33601 MPixel/s 0%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
33486 MPixel/s -1%

System performance

Unsurprisingly, the new Legion 5i 16 is a very fast-reacting device and all inputs are implemented without hesitation. The system just hangs briefly when booting up games, but this is to do with the Advanced Optimus graphics switching. You can avoid this by activating normal Optimus switching, but then you don't get the best performance. During the test, we never had any issues with our test device (crashes etc).

PCMark 10 / Score
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
8183 Points +7%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
7946 Points +4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
7691 Points +1%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7645 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
7645 Points 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (5235 - 9852, n=197, last 2 years)
7580 Points -1%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
7224 Points -6%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
7158 Points -6%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
6678 Points -13%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X101N BF
6125 Points -20%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
11169 Points +3%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
10934 Points +1%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
10872 Points +1%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10804 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
10804 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
10759 Points 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (8300 - 12334, n=196, last 2 years)
10718 Points -1%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
10707 Points -1%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
9909 Points -8%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X101N BF
9625 Points -11%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
10526 Points +14%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
10273 Points +11%
Average of class Gaming
  (6662 - 11833, n=196, last 2 years)
9716 Points +5%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
9509 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9241 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
9241 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
9131 Points -1%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
8974 Points -3%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
8642 Points -6%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X101N BF
8471 Points -8%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
12920 Points +6%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
12434 Points +2%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
12144 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
12144 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
11867 Points -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (6462 - 18475, n=196, last 2 years)
11450 Points -6%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
10358 Points -15%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
10001 Points -18%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
9437 Points -22%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X101N BF
7649 Points -37%
CrossMark / Overall
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2092 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
2092 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
2053 Points -2%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
1944 Points -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (1247 - 2334, n=169, last 2 years)
1878 Points -10%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1800 Points -14%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X101N BF
1701 Points -19%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
1694 Points -19%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1663 Points -21%
CrossMark / Productivity
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
1941 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1938 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
1938 Points 0%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
1869 Points -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (1299 - 2204, n=169, last 2 years)
1788 Points -8%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1743 Points -10%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
1629 Points -16%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1618 Points -17%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X101N BF
1585 Points -18%
CrossMark / Creativity
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2336 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
2336 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
2235 Points -4%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
2046 Points -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (1275 - 2514, n=169, last 2 years)
2043 Points -13%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1966 Points -16%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X101N BF
1912 Points -18%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
1862 Points -20%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1710 Points -27%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1889 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
1889 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
1879 Points -1%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
1874 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (1030 - 2330, n=169, last 2 years)
1700 Points -10%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1663 Points -12%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1522 Points -19%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X101N BF
1478 Points -22%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
1435 Points -24%
WebXPRT 3 / Overall
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
320 Points +3%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
319 Points +3%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
319 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
311 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
311 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
303 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (215 - 480, n=194, last 2 years)
300 Points -4%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
288 Points -7%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
277 Points -11%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
277 Points -11%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X101N BF
255 Points -18%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
238 Points -23%
WebXPRT 4 / Overall
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
283 Points
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  ()
283 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
280 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
264 Points -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (157.9 - 328, n=161, last 2 years)
262 Points -7%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
247 Points -13%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
246 Points -13%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
246 Points -13%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X101N BF
243 Points -14%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 / Total
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X101N BF
550 ms * -13%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
543 ms * -12%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
543 ms * -12%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
534 ms * -10%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
533 ms * -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (421 - 824, n=210, last 2 years)
520 ms * -7%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
508 ms * -5%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
508 ms * -5%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
504 ms * -4%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
488 ms * -0%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
486 ms *
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
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486 ms * -0%

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PCMark 10 Score
7645 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
67907 MB/s +14%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
62632 MB/s +5%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
60917 MB/s +2%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
59727 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
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59727 MB/s 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (21842 - 92565, n=223, last 2 years)
59304 MB/s -1%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
58458 MB/s -2%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
57227 MB/s -4%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
56320 MB/s -6%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
53485 MB/s -10%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
71455 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
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71455 MB/s 0%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
70121 MB/s -2%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
67644 MB/s -5%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
67527 MB/s -5%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
66057 MB/s -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (24879 - 90647, n=223, last 2 years)
63199 MB/s -12%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
61853 MB/s -13%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
61337 MB/s -14%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
60730 MB/s -15%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
84517 MB/s +65%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
77144 MB/s +51%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
65896 MB/s +29%
Average of class Gaming
  (21619 - 103259, n=223, last 2 years)
61605 MB/s +20%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
61520 MB/s +20%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
58292 MB/s +14%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
56956 MB/s +11%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
53955 MB/s +6%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
51138 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
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51138 MB/s 0%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
107.6 ns * -20%
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
Intel Core i5-13500HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
96.8 ns * -8%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
94.1 ns * -5%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
93.9 ns * -5%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
89.8 ns *
Average Intel Core i7-14650HX
  ()
89.8 ns * -0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
88.7 ns * +1%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
87.9 ns * +2%
Average of class Gaming
  (59.5 - 152.5, n=220, last 2 years)
87.2 ns * +3%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
81.9 ns * +9%

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DPC latency

In our standardized latency test (surfing the web, 4K YouTube playback, CPU load), the test device with the current BIOS version showed some limitations when using real-time audio applications.

LatencyMon - overview
LatencyMon - overview
LatencyMon - drivers
LatencyMon - drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
3184 μs * -57%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2024.9 μs *
HP Victus 16-r0076TX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X101N BF
1750 μs * +14%
HP Victus 16-r0077ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1697 μs * +16%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
1397.1 μs * +31%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1027.3 μs * +49%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
869.7 μs * +57%
SCHENKER XMG CORE 16 (L23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
673.1 μs * +67%

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Storage devices

Samsung PM9A1
Samsung PM9A1

As already mentioned, the Legion has two SSD slots and our test device is fitted with the 1-TB version of the Samsung PM9A1 (OEM version of the 980 Pro), leaving users 888 GB free to use after first starting up the laptop. The PCIe-4.0 SSD's performance is great in general but under permanent load, it doesn't remain stable. In everyday use, this shouldn't cause any limitations but an additional cooler (or heat sink) could've solved this issue. Further SSD benchmarks can be found here.

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7086 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5212 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 712 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 517 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 93.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 241 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 2299 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 2836 MB/s