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Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05 (Legion 7i) Laptop Review: Top performance and display

Too much power. With a GeForce RTX 2080 Super, an Intel Core i9-10980HK, and a 240-Hz display, the Legion 7 is clearly targeted toward gamers that don't want to make any compromises in terms of performance even on the road. We find out in our test, whether the compact 15-inch laptop is able to control the heat development.
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The Lenovo Legion 7 is a high-end laptop from Lenovo's most powerful product series. With configuration options such as the GeForce RTX 2080 Super, the Intel Core i9-10980HK, and the 240-Hz display, it is clearly targeted toward gamers that don't want any compromises even on the road. Our test unit represents the top model, which at a price of 3200 Euros (~$3893) offers 2 TB of RAID-0 storage space and 32 GB of RAM, in addition to the components mentioned above. Although you don't immediately think about Lenovo when mentioning a gaming laptop, the specs themselves are a challenge to the competitors. However, since the new generation of mobile graphics cards might already be introduced in January, the timing is extremely disadvantageous.

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Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE (Legion 7 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-10980HK 8 x 5.3 GHz, 99.49 W PL2 / Short Burst, 54.9 W PL1 / Sustained, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 735 MHz, Memory: 1353 MHz, 91.49 W TDP, GDDR6, 457.51, Ja
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-3200 dual-channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AUO048E, IPS, glossy: no, HDR, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0), 2048 GB 
, 1.8 GB free
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio port
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 359.34 x 259.04 ( = 0.78 x 14.15 x 10.2 in)
Battery
80 Wh, 5150 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p with cover
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2W, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.383 kg ( = 84.06 oz / 5.25 pounds), Power Supply: 875 g ( = 30.86 oz / 1.93 pounds)
Price
3200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors for Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
12/2020
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
2.4 kg19.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
84 %
05/2020
MSI GS66 10SGS
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
2.2 kg20 mm15.60"1920x1080
04/2020
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
2.1 kg18 mm15.60"1920x1080
85 %
07/2020
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
2.3 kg19.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
84 %
07/2020
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
2.4 kg24.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
86 %
08/2020
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
2.2 kg17.8 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - A gaming laptop made of aluminum

For the case, Lenovo uses a metal construction that is completed by some plastic elements (bottom case plate and back). Other devices in this price class such as the Razer Blade 15 have a unibody base unit, which gives the appearance of a higher quality. However, the lid as well as the base unit, which clearly differs from that of a so-called "slim" gaming laptop, are very sturdy overall. A pleasant side effect of this is that you can open the Legion 7 with a single hand, despite the robust hinges. While the edge sticking out from the back may be a matter of taste, it clearly marks the connections on the back with the help of illuminated indicators.

In addition, the case is covered by many RGB LEDs, which can optionally light up the notebook in many colors and modes.

At almost 2.4 kg (~5.3 lb), the Legion 7 is definitely not a feather weight. 15-inch gaming laptops can be distinguished into two types: while some models prioritize a slim construction, others such as our test unit try to make use of the performance potential to the fullest. This makes our test unit one of the heaviest notebooks in our comparison, but the dimensions are within the middle range. For example, the Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 is again much thicker at 24.9 mm (0.98 in), while the Acer Predator Triton 500 is the smallest and lightest notebook in our comparison field.

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Size Comparison

360 mm / 14.2 inch 275 mm / 10.8 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.4 kg5.21 lbs360.3 mm / 14.2 inch 276 mm / 10.9 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.3 kg5 lbs359.34 mm / 14.1 inch 259.04 mm / 10.2 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.4 kg5.25 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.2 kg4.78 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 2.1 kg4.63 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs

Connection Equipment - Legion 7 with Thunderbolt 3

In addition to a standard-sized HDMI port, the connections also include one Thunderbolt-3 port, two DisplayPort connections, and one Gigabit Ethernet port. There is sufficient space between the ports, so that even large plugs should not block any of the neighboring ports. The only awkward position is that of the USB-A port, which is placed in the center of the right side. Most right-handed users from the target group will probably need this space for mouse movements.

Back: HDMI 2.0, USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, Gigabit Ethernet, USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, power, slot for a lock
Left: USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (with Thunderbolt 3/DisplayPort 1.4), USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (with DisplayPort 1.4), combined audio port
Right: Novo button (expanded start options), USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (always active)

Communication

Bluetooth 5 and WLAN 6 are supported by Intel's AX201 WLAN module. In our test, the Legion 7 achieved top values during sending as well as receiving. There were no connection problems during the whole testing period.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1422 (1349min - 1450max) MBit/s ∼100%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1419 (1355min - 1443max) MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
1375 (1240min - 1425max) MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1238 (1020min - 1354max) MBit/s ∼87% -13%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=214)
1230 MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (274 - 1720, n=171, last 2 years)
1046 MBit/s ∼74% -26%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1444 (777min - 1768max) MBit/s ∼100%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1386 (1331min - 1568max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
1202 (1013min - 1346max) MBit/s ∼83% -17%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=214)
1139 MBit/s ∼79% -21%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1057 (522min - 1214max) MBit/s ∼73% -27%
Average of class Gaming
  (252 - 1645, n=171, last 2 years)
973 MBit/s ∼67% -33%
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Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1421 (1349-1450)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1238 (1020-1354)
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1444 (777-1768)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1039 (522-1214)

Webcam


Webcam with integrated cover (closed)
ColorChecker
25.8 ∆E
26.3 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
20 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
25.3 ∆E
26 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
22.3 ∆E
28.5 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
12 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
23.7 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE: 19.89 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 28.53 ∆E

Security

There is nothing preventing buyers to also use the Lenovo Legion 7 as a work laptop, since in addition to the provision for a security lock, various software security solutions and even TPM 2.0 are available.

Accessories

There are no extras in the box besides the charger. While there are also no accessories from the manufacturer, many compatible adapters and bags are available from third-party vendors. 

Maintenance

Legion 7 - components inside

To get access to the components, you not only have to remove 10 Philips screws, but also loosen many small plastic clips around the case. Although those are probably meant to keep the bottom of the case tightly fixed on the base unit, they make the maintenance more difficult - particularly for non-professionals. Once inside, you get access to the two M.2 SSDs, the fans, the battery, the WLAN module, and the two RAM slots (underneath an additional black cover to the left of the SSD on the right side in the picture).

Warranty

Lenovo offers buyers a standard warranty of two years, which can be extended up to four years with various options.

Legion 7 - additional warranty options

Input Devices - Lenovo Laptop with iCue illumination

Keyboard

The chiclet keyboard contains a number block and standard-sized arrow keys. Lenovo has used the available space well, so the keyboard is spread across the whole width of the laptop. The integrated RGB illumination can be controlled either via keyboard shortcuts or Corsair's iCue software, which offers numerous user-defined and preset illumination effects. The keyboard has a slight give and produces very quiet typing noises.

The feedback from the keys and their stroke are only average, so the keyboard isn't really designed for longer typing tasks. During our testing, the space key got stuck several times, which made it appear particularly cheap. The fact that Lenovo is also able to produce better laptop keyboards is demonstrated by the ThinkPad series, for example. But apparently the keyboard wasn't a priority in the Legion 7. It is still usable, as long as you limit yourself to gaming and brief inputs. In addition, the keyboard short cuts are extremely helpful for switching between the performance and RGB profiles, among other things.

Legion 7 - keyboard area
Legion 7 - keyboard illumination

Touchpad

The touchpad covers an area of 10.5 x 7 cm (~4.1 x 2.8 in) and only offers integrated mouse keys that appear cheap and are only suited for simple tasks. This is not a surprise, since buyers of the Legion 7 will probably connect an external mouse anyways. The sliding characteristics of the ClickPad are good and hardly differ from those of other plastic-covered touchpads. The pointer control is precise and inconspicuous. In addition, the usual gestures that facilitate laptop operation are available. 

Display - A first-rate 240-Hz display

Legion 7 - subpixel grid
Legion 7 - backlight bleeding

Our model uses a 15.6-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full-HD) and a refresh rate of 240 Hz. The latter ensures that mouse and Window movements on the desktop as well as action-rich games appear extremely smooth. The matte panel is also Dolby Vision and HDR400 certified, which ensures a decent display of the corresponding HDR contents. For the Core-i5 version of the Legion 7, you have the choice between a 144-Hz panel with a 300 cd/m² brightness and a 144-Hz panel with Dolby Vision, HDR400, and 500 cd/m² brightness. In contrast, the display option of our test unit is reserved for the Core-i7 and i9 devices.

Compared to the competing devices, the display of the Lenovo Legion 7 does exceptionally well and is able to score with good response times and a high maximum brightness among other things. The brightness distribution of 85%, on the other hand, is the lowest in the whole comparison field.

448
cd/m²
461
cd/m²
434
cd/m²
463
cd/m²
470
cd/m²
456
cd/m²
484
cd/m²
508
cd/m²
491
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AUO048E
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 508 cd/m² Average: 468.3 cd/m² Minimum: 3.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 472 cd/m²
Contrast: 2238:1 (Black: 0.21 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.28 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 0.8
ΔE Greyscale 4.49 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
99% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 65% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.4
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
AUO048E, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI GS66 10SGS
AU Optronics B156HAN12.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
AUO B156HAN12.0 (AUO7A8C), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
AU Optronics B156HAN, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
AU Optronics B156HAN12.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
AU Optronics B156HAN12.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Response Times
-33%
-55%
8%
-48%
6%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
8 (4, 4)
11.2 (6, 5.2)
-40%
14.4 (7.2, 7.2)
-80%
4 (1.6, 2.4)
50%
14.4 (6.8, 7.6)
-80%
6 (3, 3)
25%
Response Time Black / White *
8 (4, 4)
10 (5.2, 4.8)
-25%
10.4 (5.2, 5.2)
-30%
10.8 (5.2, 5.6)
-35%
9.2 (4.8, 4.4)
-15%
9 (5, 4)
-13%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-3%
-19%
-17%
-1%
-7%
Brightness middle
470
339.4
-28%
320
-32%
326.7
-30%
307.2
-35%
347
-26%
Brightness
468
331
-29%
318
-32%
316
-32%
301
-36%
328
-30%
Brightness Distribution
85
92
8%
88
4%
87
2%
91
7%
89
5%
Black Level *
0.21
0.24
-14%
0.24
-14%
0.33
-57%
0.21
-0%
0.285
-36%
Contrast
2238
1414
-37%
1333
-40%
990
-56%
1463
-35%
1218
-46%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.28
1.58
52%
4.03
-23%
2.4
27%
1.85
44%
2.35
28%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.31
3.8
48%
8.43
-15%
6.06
17%
3.92
46%
4.15
43%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.8
1.47
-84%
0.98
-23%
1.51
-89%
1.26
-58%
1.16
-45%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.49
2.3
49%
5.94
-32%
3.2
29%
2
55%
3.04
32%
Gamma
2.4 92%
2.24 98%
2.42 91%
2.13 103%
2.15 102%
2.35 94%
CCT
7438 87%
6952 93%
6751 96%
7129 91%
6479 100%
6658 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
65
64.8
0%
66
2%
63.7
-2%
65
0%
65
0%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99
99.4
0%
99
0%
99.2
0%
99.7
1%
99
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-18% / -8%
-37% / -24%
-5% / -14%
-25% / -8%
-1% / -5%

* ... smaller is better

The HDR certifications attest the display with a good contrast, which we are also able to confirm with our independent measurement. The black value is only 0.21, resulting a contrast ratio of 2238:1. Dark movie sequences are reproduced well and the image appears sharp, despite the matte panel.

The color space coverage lies at 99% of the sRGB and 65% of the AdobeRGB color space, which is similar to the other competitors. These values are more than sufficient for gaming, and the display is also suited for image processing to a limited extent.

ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Grayscale
Saturation
ColorChecker (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)

Due to the high brightness and matte panel technology, the display is also well-suited for outdoor use. While you should still avoid direct sunlight, the display is still readable without any problems even on bright but cloudy days outdoors. 

sRGB color space coverage
AdobeRGB color space coverage
Outdoor use on a cloudy day

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 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 8 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 7 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.4 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9644 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

Viewing angles

The stability of the viewing angles is very good as typical for IPS panels, and the observed brightness only decreases slightly when viewing from extremely steep angles.

Performance - The Lenovo notebook offers an enormous amount of power

Our test unit is equipped with an Intel Core i9-10980HK with integrated UHD Graphics 630 as well as a dedicated Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q. With this combination, our Legion 7 is one of the fastest laptops that are currently available on the market. Alternatively, there are also some models with the Core i7-10750H. The Core-i9 models are equipped with two 16-GB DDR4-3200 RAM modules, and the Core-i7 models, with two 8-GB DDR4-2933 modules. For such powerful hardware, the daily tasks of course represent no challenge at all.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z - caches
CPU-Z - mainboard
CPU-Z - memory
CPU-Z - SPD
HWiNFO
 
 

Processor

The Intel Core i9-10980HK is an octa-core processor from Intel's current Comet Lake generation. The basic clock speed of the processor is 2.4 GHz and it can achieve a maximum of up to 5.3 GHz. With load on all 8 cores, the maximum clock speed is 4.4 GHz.

The performance in the Cinebench loop test corresponds to our expectations and lies minimally above that of the Asus Rog Strix Scar 15, which is equipped with the same CPU. The performance remains relatively constant during the whole Cinebench R15 loop test. In battery mode, the CPU performance is throttled.

In the application-specific performance, our Legion 7 finishes head-to-head with the Asus Rog Strix Scar 15, while the CPUs of the rest of the comparison devices are not quite as powerful. Overall, the performance is about at the level of an average Core i9-10980HK that is often also used in larger 17-inch laptops.

You can find additional information and benchmark comparisons on our page on the Intel Core i9-10980HK.

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Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE Intel Core i9-10980HK, Intel Core i9-10980HK: Ø1649 (1629.93-1670.36)
Alienware m15 R3 P87F Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1338 (1320.39-1347.39)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS Intel Core i9-10980HK, Intel Core i9-10980HK: Ø1622 (1604.75-1733.1)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q Intel Core i7-10875H, Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1028 (1017.94-1187.05)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK
498 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
490 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (465 - 507, n=12)
489 Points ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
479 Points ∼96% -4%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
479 Points ∼96% -4%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
468 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 634, n=171, last 2 years)
467 Points ∼94% -6%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H
454 Points ∼91% -9%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3984 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (3526 - 4487, n=12)
3928 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3871 Points ∼97% -3%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
3299 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=172, last 2 years)
3237 Points ∼81% -19%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
2932 Points ∼74% -26%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H
2928 Points ∼73% -27%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
2860 Points ∼72% -28%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
211 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (201 - 219, n=14)
207 Points ∼98% +1%
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK
205 Points ∼97%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
201 Points ∼95% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
196 Points ∼93% -4%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
190 Points ∼90% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (108 - 254, n=204, last 2 years)
190 Points ∼90% -7%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H
188 Points ∼89% -8%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (1606 - 1862, n=14)
1738 Points ∼100% +4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1733 (1604.75min - 1733.1max) Points ∼100% +4%
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1670 (1629.93min - 1670.36max) Points ∼96%
Average of class Gaming
  (536 - 2804, n=211, last 2 years)
1386 Points ∼80% -17%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
1347 (1320.39min - 1347.39max) Points ∼78% -19%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
1288 (1201.27min - 1287.87max) Points ∼74% -23%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H
1273 (1209.12min - 1272.47max) Points ∼73% -24%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
1187 Points ∼68% -29%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
374.7 Seconds * ∼100% -40%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H
371 Seconds * ∼99% -38%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
368 Seconds * ∼98% -37%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 643, n=125, last 2 years)
351 Seconds * ∼94% -31%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
326 Seconds * ∼87% -22%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
279 Seconds * ∼74% -4%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (239 - 299, n=12)
277 Seconds * ∼74% -3%
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK
268 Seconds * ∼72%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5542 MIPS ∼100%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5525 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
5423 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (5081 - 5542, n=12)
5393 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (2945 - 6174, n=126, last 2 years)
5083 MIPS ∼92% -8%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
5015 MIPS ∼90% -10%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H
4923 MIPS ∼89% -11%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
4504 MIPS ∼81% -19%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK
49192 MIPS ∼100%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
47806 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (43786 - 49275, n=12)
47008 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (15146 - 75612, n=126, last 2 years)
40706 MIPS ∼83% -17%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
38249 MIPS ∼78% -22%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H
35505 MIPS ∼72% -28%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
35346 MIPS ∼72% -28%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
35130 MIPS ∼71% -29%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1368 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1365 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (1283 - 1401, n=11)
1343 Points ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
1300 Points ∼95% -5%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
1269 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1777, n=122, last 2 years)
1261 Points ∼92% -8%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
1233 Points ∼90% -10%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H
1207 Points ∼88% -12%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
8586 Points ∼100% +2%
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK
8405 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (7634 - 8666, n=11)
8204 Points ∼96% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
6991 Points ∼81% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=122, last 2 years)
6958 Points ∼81% -17%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H
6522 Points ∼76% -22%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
6380 Points ∼74% -24%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
6216 Points ∼72% -26%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK
13.6 fps ∼100%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
13 fps ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (12 - 14.6, n=12)
13 fps ∼96% -4%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
11.1 fps ∼82% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (4.35 - 19.8, n=125, last 2 years)
11.1 fps ∼82% -18%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
10.3 fps ∼76% -24%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
10.1 fps ∼74% -26%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H
9.89 fps ∼73% -27%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
60.1 s * ∼100% -12%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H
56.9 s * ∼95% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 98.2, n=109, last 2 years)
55 s * ∼92% -2%
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK
53.7 s * ∼89%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
52.1 s * ∼87% +3%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (44 - 54.8, n=12)
50.8 s * ∼85% +5%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
48.4 s * ∼81% +10%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
47.94 s * ∼80% +11%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.708 sec * ∼100% -24%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.631 sec * ∼89% -11%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.606 sec * ∼86% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.4981 - 1.088, n=113, last 2 years)
0.597 sec * ∼84% -5%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.579 sec * ∼82% -1%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (0.561 - 0.596, n=12)
0.575 sec * ∼81% -1%
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.571 sec * ∼81%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.565 sec * ∼80% +1%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1670 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
137 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
205 Points
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System Performance

Due to the extremely fast CPU and the RAID-0 configuration, the system performance of the Legion 7 is excellent, causing it to achieve top values all across the board in the PCMark benchmark, except for the Essentials test, where the Acer Triton 500 finishes first. Our test model also needs not fear the comparison with other laptops that are equipped with the same CPU-GPU combination. In everyday usage, those relatively small differences of a few percentage points are hardly noticeable, and subjectively all of the comparison devices perform at a very high level in terms of the speed.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
9105 Points ∼100%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H, 2x Micron 2200S 512 GB (RAID 0)
8855 Points ∼97% -3%
MSI GS66 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8001 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, 2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0)
7722 Points ∼85% -15%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (5177 - 9105, n=2)
7141 Points ∼78% -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 12250, n=183, last 2 years)
7097 Points ∼78% -22%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5018 Points ∼55% -45%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4747 Points ∼52% -48%
Productivity
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
8785 Points ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8637 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, 2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0)
8613 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (7935 - 8785, n=2)
8360 Points ∼95% -5%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8285 Points ∼94% -6%
MSI GS66 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8111 Points ∼92% -8%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H, 2x Micron 2200S 512 GB (RAID 0)
7860 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (5633 - 9827, n=183, last 2 years)
7777 Points ∼89% -11%
Essentials
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
10329 Points ∼100% +7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, 2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0)
9897 Points ∼96% +3%
MSI GS66 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
9748 Points ∼94% +1%
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
9641 Points ∼93%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H, 2x Micron 2200S 512 GB (RAID 0)
9540 Points ∼92% -1%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (9438 - 9641, n=2)
9540 Points ∼92% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11266, n=183, last 2 years)
9398 Points ∼91% -3%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9118 Points ∼88% -5%
Score
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
6574 Points ∼100%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H, 2x Micron 2200S 512 GB (RAID 0)
6255 Points ∼95% -5%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, 2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0)
6236 Points ∼95% -5%
MSI GS66 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6154 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (5277 - 6574, n=2)
5926 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (3952 - 7884, n=185, last 2 years)
5729 Points ∼87% -13%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5484 Points ∼83% -17%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5093 Points ∼77% -23%
PCMark 10 Score
6574 points
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DPC Latencies

In our standardized test, LatencyMon reveals some problematic DPC latencies, which means that the Legion 7 we are using is not suitable as is for real-time processing of video and audio files.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon - drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6243.8 μs * ∼100% -285%
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
1622.8 μs * ∼26%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, 2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0)
1474.8 μs * ∼24% +9%
MSI GS66 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
1387.9 μs * ∼22% +14%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H, 2x Micron 2200S 512 GB (RAID 0)
1206.3 μs * ∼19% +26%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
785 μs * ∼13% +52%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

The two built-in Samsung PM981 SSDs run in RAID 0 configuration and are thus able to increase their very high performance even more. However, compared to a single PM981, this is only possible in some particular situations, so the PM981s in the Razer Blade 15 and Acer Predator Triton 500 do similarly well overall. The RAID 0 Micron SSDs in the Alienware m15 R3 place last.

You can find additional benchmark comparisons in our hard drive and SSD table.

Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
MSI GS66 10SGS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
2x Micron 2200S 512 GB (RAID 0)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Average 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-7%
-5%
-14%
-7%
1%
11%
Write 4K
110.42
132.5
20%
131.7
19%
67.32
-39%
128.4
16%
135.7
23%
156 (110 - 230, n=3)
41%
Read 4K
55.12
45.03
-18%
47.34
-14%
41.47
-25%
53.68
-3%
46.98
-15%
50.2 (47.1 - 55.1, n=3)
-9%
Write Seq
1987
2884
2239
1875
2180
3707 (2958 - 4455, n=2)
Read Seq
1434
2303
2112
2315
1949
2959 (2933 - 2984, n=2)
Write 4K Q32T1
466.56
467.5
0%
423.9
-9%
488.9
5%
427.2
-8%
510.1
9%
512 (467 - 597, n=3)
10%
Read 4K Q32T1
516.87
536
4%
487.7
-6%
556.7
8%
440.7
-15%
569.3
10%
478 (387 - 529, n=3)
-8%
Write Seq Q32T1
3423.6
2003
-41%
2822
-18%
2654
-22%
2793
-18%
2984
-13%
4159 (3424 - 5623, n=3)
21%
Read Seq Q32T1
3519.4
3306
-6%
3478
-1%
3137
-11%
3101
-12%
3238
-8%
4699 (3519 - 7042, n=3)
34%
Write 4K Q8T8
1495.53
1496
0%
Read 4K Q8T8
1596.63
1597
0%
AS SSD
-12%
1%
-79%
-15%
-2%
5%
Copy Game MB/s
1116.14
1505.93
35%
1492.7
34%
1684.01
51%
1112.61
0%
1397 (1116 - 1669, n=3)
25%
Copy Program MB/s
544.24
715.1
31%
668.95
23%
751.43
38%
505.21
-7%
619 (544 - 710, n=3)
14%
Copy ISO MB/s
2684.44
2155.37
-20%
1684.53
-37%
3474.48
29%
1902.96
-29%
2773 (2438 - 3196, n=3)
3%
Score Total
4583
4588
0%
4677
2%
3968
-13%
3510
-23%
4843
6%
4552 (4492 - 4583, n=3)
-1%
Score Write
1737
2029
17%
2367
36%
1565
-10%
1615
-7%
2215
28%
1783 (1688 - 1923, n=3)
3%
Score Read
1901
1662
-13%
1529
-20%
1580
-17%
1264
-34%
1725
-9%
1838 (1751 - 1901, n=3)
-3%
Access Time Write *
0.037
0.1
-170%
0.038
-3%
0.388
-949%
0.109
-195%
0.038
-3%
0.0437 (0.033 - 0.061, n=3)
-18%
Access Time Read *
0.051
0.059
-16%
0.065
-27%
0.062
-22%
0.044
14%
0.051
-0%
0.05 (0.037 - 0.062, n=3)
2%
4K-64 Write
1378.48
1721.47
25%
2007.16
46%
1270.68
-8%
1350.51
-2%
1886.93
37%
1367 (1296 - 1426, n=3)
-1%
4K-64 Read
1549.29
1502.66
-3%
1205.16
-22%
1334.41
-14%
1015.73
-34%
1484.47
-4%
1490 (1401 - 1549, n=3)
-4%
4K Write
102
117.25
15%
98.89
-3%
62.93
-38%
120.14
18%
95.45
-6%
134 (102 - 185, n=3)
31%
4K Read
43.01
50.96
18%
47.55
11%
39.72
-8%
50.29
17%
45.48
6%
45.5 (43 - 49.6, n=3)
6%
Seq Write
2561
1901.41
-26%
2612.8
2%
2315.59
-10%
1444.37
-44%
2322.09
-9%
2820 (2561 - 3116, n=3)
10%
Seq Read
3088
1086.4
-65%
2766.61
-10%
2058.19
-33%
1981.74
-36%
1949.74
-37%
3026 (2981 - 3088, n=3)
-2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-10% / -11%
-2% / -1%
-47% / -59%
-11% / -12%
-1% / -1%
8% / 7%

* ... smaller is better

2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3519.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3423.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 516.87 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 466.56 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 55.12 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 110.42 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 1495.53 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 1596.63 MB/s

Constant Performance Reads: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics Card

GPU-Z - Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU-Z - Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q

In addition to the integrated UHD Graphics 630, our test unit also uses the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q. The long name promises a very large measure of performance for games, as well as raytracing support. Alternatively, other models with the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q or the RTX 2070 Super Max-Q are also available.

In the 3DMark benchmarks, the Legion 7 succeeds in moving far ahead of the competitors. This is probably partly due to its slightly unusual combination of top CPU and GPU, since all the comparison devices are equipped with a Core i7 or mobile version of the GeForce RTX 2070. The GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q used here is also able to use its performance particularly well, making it about 4 to 5% faster than the average RTX 2080 Super Max-Q. In battery mode, the graphics performance is slightly limited.

You can find additional information and benchmark comparisons on our page on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10980HK
31156 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i9-10980HK
30568 Points ∼98% -2%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
30456 Points ∼98% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (26292 - 32995, n=10)
29663 Points ∼95% -5%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
28200 Points ∼91% -9%
MSI GS66 10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
26855 Points ∼86% -14%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
26160 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (4545 - 43077, n=190, last 2 years)
23763 Points ∼76% -24%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10980HK
8526 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i9-10980HK
8389 Points ∼98% -2%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
8379 Points ∼98% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (7372 - 8979, n=11)
8210 Points ∼96% -4%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
7910 Points ∼93% -7%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
7766 Points ∼91% -9%
MSI GS66 10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
7618 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (852 - 13144, n=194, last 2 years)
6925 Points ∼81% -19%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10980HK
22630 Points ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
22326 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i9-10980HK
22183 Points ∼98% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (19655 - 23649, n=10)
21743 Points ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
21479 Points ∼95% -5%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
20712 Points ∼92% -8%
MSI GS66 10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
20117 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (2932 - 32366, n=198, last 2 years)
17988 Points ∼79% -21%
3DMark 11 Performance
26066 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
19229 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
10158 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
8621 points
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Gaming Performance

The gaming performance of the Lenovo Legion 7 is considerable. Even current games run in the highest settings and at high frame rates most of the time. While you then won't be able to use the full potential of the 240-Hz display anymore, its advantages still remain to some extent, even in this case. Alternatively, you can also chase after frame rates in less demanding e-sports shooters such as "CS:GO" or "Overwatch" and enjoy some extraordinarily smooth gaming action.

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
88.8 (73min, 83P1 - 93max) fps ∼100%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
87.7 fps ∼99% -1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
85.7 (80min - 91max) fps ∼97% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (74.3 - 96, n=11)
85.3 fps ∼96% -4%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
83.4 (67min) fps ∼94% -6%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
81 (77min - 86max) fps ∼91% -9%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
74.3 fps ∼84% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (24.3 - 123, n=194, last 2 years)
69.5 fps ∼78% -22%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
168 (155min - 175max) fps ∼100% +5%
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
160 (127min - 178max) fps ∼95%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
153.2 fps ∼91% -4%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
149.8 (139min - 156max) fps ∼89% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (138 - 160, n=7)
149 fps ∼89% -7%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
143 (119min) fps ∼85% -11%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
142.7 fps ∼85% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (42.1 - 242, n=160, last 2 years)
126 fps ∼75% -21%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
256.5 (233min - 278max) fps ∼100% +5%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
249.9 (218min - 263max) fps ∼97% +2%
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
245 (191min - 269max) fps ∼96%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (236 - 251, n=6)
241 fps ∼94% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
239.9 fps ∼94% -2%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
239.5 fps ∼93% -2%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
236 (178min) fps ∼92% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (73.1 - 374, n=123, last 2 years)
201 fps ∼78% -18%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
368.7 (345min - 388max) fps ∼100% +7%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
356.7 (330min - 384max) fps ∼97% +3%
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
345 (268min - 394max) fps ∼94%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (308 - 348, n=5)
328 fps ∼89% -5%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
310.3 fps ∼84% -10%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
308.4 fps ∼84% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (118 - 672, n=125, last 2 years)
274 fps ∼74% -21%

In our "The Witcher 3" stability test where the gaming character is not moved, the frame rate does not drop noticeably. You therefore do not have to expect any limitations due to annoying background activities. 

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