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Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 in review: 4K gaming laptop with good battery life

600 nits. The Ryzen 9 5900HX APU and the GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU bring nearly every computer game smoothly onto the matte 4K screen. The latter scores points with very good color reproduction (Pantone calibration) as well as high brightness. In addition, battery life is excellent.

With the Legion S7, Lenovo has a compact and lightweight 15.6-inch gaming laptop in its lineup. Our review sample - a series top model - should be available for around 1,900 to 2,000 Euros (~$2,194 to ~$2,309). Its configuration level is correspondingly good: A Ryzen 9 5900HX APU, the GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU, 32 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB NVMe SSD. The highlight of the laptop is the bright 4K display.

Competitors include devices like the Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition, the MSI Delta 15 A5EFK, the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45, and the Razer Blade 15 Base Model 2021.

Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE (Legion S7 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8 x 3.3 - 4.6 GHz, 87.8 W PL2 / Short Burst, 87.8 W PL1 / Sustained, Cezanne H (Zen 3)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 6 GB VRAM, Core: 1282 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 100 W TDP, GDDR6, 30.0.14.9613, Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR4-3200, dual-channel mode, one memory slot (in use), 16 GB onboard
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, CSOT T3 MNF601EA1-6, IPS, Dolby Vision, Free Sync, glossy: no, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR, 1024 GB 
, 2x M.2 slots (NVMe; 2280 or 2242), 896 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC3306
Connections
4 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: combined headset port, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, TPM 2.0
Networking
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW) (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.9 x 356 x 252 ( = 0.74 x 14.02 x 9.92 in)
Battery
71 Wh, 4622 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Lenovo USB-C 3-in-1 hub, McAfee LiveSafe (trial), Microsoft 365 (trial), X-Rite Color Assistant, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.966 kg ( = 69.35 oz / 4.33 pounds), Power Supply: 677 g ( = 23.88 oz / 1.49 pounds)
Price
1,899 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87.9 %
11/2021
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2 kg18.9 mm15.60"3840x2160
85.5 %
03/2021
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg19.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
82.9 %
10/2021
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
R9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M
2 kg19 mm15.60"1920x1080
84.7 %
06/2021
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg22.85 mm15.60"1920x1080
82.2 %
08/2021
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg23.9 mm15.60"2560x1440

Case - Legion with aluminum chassis

The chassis of the Legion S7 adheres to the familiar Lenovo Legion design: The lid is not flush with the back, but it is offset by a few millimeters towards the keyboard - in the case of our test device, this is just under 20 mm. Lenovo has opted for a black (Shadow Black) aluminum case with matte, smooth surfaces. The keyboard's RGB lighting provides some color accents. The battery is firmly built into the device. The internals are accessible after removing the bottom cover.

The laptop doesn't reveal any shortcomings in workmanship and/or stability. The gaps are accurate, and there are no material protrusions. Both the base unit and the lid can be twisted a bit, but the whole situation remains within limits. The tight hinges hold the lid firmly in position, so that it hardly wobbles. The maximum opening angle is about 180 degrees. A one-hand opening of the lid is possible.

Within our comparison field, the S7 is one of the lightest devices with a weight of just under 2 kg, which is marginally below that of the Razer Blade 15. The latter has more compact dimensions than the Lenovo laptop.

Size comparison

363.4 mm / 14.3 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 23.9 mm / 0.941 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs356.2 mm / 14 inch 272.5 mm / 10.7 inch 22.85 mm / 0.9 inch 2.5 kg5.42 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 247 mm / 9.72 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 2 kg4.32 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 2 kg4.33 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.1 kg4.61 lbs

Connectivity - Lenovo S7 without Thunderbolt

All four USB ports (2x USB-A, 2x USB-C) of the Slim 7 operate according to the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard. The two USB-C ports support Power Delivery and DisplayPort. This gives the laptop a total of two video outputs. If an HDMI and/or VGA output is needed, the included 3-in-1 hub (USB-C to VGA, HDMI, USB-A) will come in handy.

The USB-C ports also allow charging the battery. A 45-watt USB-C power adapter (20 V, 2.25 A) is sufficient to charge the device when it's in standby mode, idle mode, or turned off. At least a 65-watt power adapter (20 V, 3.25 A) is required to charge it when it's turned on. It is not possible to completely power this model off of USB-C since the charge rate will be limited to 100 watts.

The ports are distributed along the three sides of the laptop. The power supply connection and the two USB-A ports are at the back. Consequently, connected cables run towards the back without getting in the way. Positive: The illuminated labels of the ports on the back make it much easier to plug in a connector without looking.

Left side: Combined audio, memory card reader (SD)
Left side: Combined audio, memory card reader (SD)
Back: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A), power supply
Back: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A), power supply
Right side: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort)
Right side: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort)
USB-C hub
USB-C hub

SD card reader

The memory card reader (reference card: 128 GB AV PRO SD V60) has transfer rates of 85 MB/s (copying large data blocks) and 79 MB/s (transferring 250 jpg image files of around 5 MB each), which means it offers medium speeds. However, the rates remain below the average of the gaming laptops tested in the last two years. A comparison with the rates of the Dell XPS 15 proves that considerably better speeds can be achieved. The reader does not accommodate SD cards completely. They stick out by a good 15 mm.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
  (AV Pro V60)
201 MB/s ∼100% +154%
Average of class Gaming
  (18.5 - 222, n=83, last 2 years)
117.8 MB/s ∼59% +49%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
79 MB/s ∼39%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
  (AV Pro V60)
206 MB/s ∼100% +142%
Average of class Gaming
  (20.5 - 263, n=72, last 2 years)
143.1 MB/s ∼69% +68%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
85 MB/s ∼41%

Communication

The Intel AX200-based Killer WLAN module supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax standards. The transmission speeds determined under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices nearby, short distance between laptop and server PC) range from good to very good. The Legion doesn't have a Gigabit Ethernet port - unusual for a gaming laptop. An appropriate USB adapter would have to be used here if LAN is required.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1603 (1249min - 1664max) MBit/s ∼100% +18%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1371 (925min - 1499max) MBit/s ∼86% +1%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1362 (682min - 1570max) MBit/s ∼85%
Average of class Gaming
  (450 - 1603, n=117, last 2 years)
1164 MBit/s ∼73% -15%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
  (554 - 1659, n=25)
1020 MBit/s ∼64% -25%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
MediaTek MT7921
985 (739min - 1077max) MBit/s ∼61% -28%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
951 (665min - 1326max) MBit/s ∼59% -30%
iperf3 receive AX12
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1520 (1485min - 1556max) MBit/s ∼100% +34%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1330 (711min - 1563max) MBit/s ∼88% +17%
Average of class Gaming
  (90 - 1743, n=117, last 2 years)
1219 MBit/s ∼80% +7%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1200 (1128min - 1253max) MBit/s ∼79% +6%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1135 (422min - 1355max) MBit/s ∼75%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
  (630 - 1885, n=25)
1037 MBit/s ∼68% -9%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
MediaTek MT7921
90 (35min - 191max) MBit/s ∼6% -92%
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Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW); iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1121 (422-1355)
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1519 (1485-1556)
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1200 (1128-1253)
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW); iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1306 (711-1563)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH MediaTek MT7921; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø90.1 (35-191)
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW); iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1336 (682-1570)
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1603 (1249-1664)
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø929 (665-1326)
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW); iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1371 (925-1499)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH MediaTek MT7921; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø985 (739-1077)

Webcam

The webcam (0.9 MP) produces images with a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels. Color accuracy is a problem: Colors deviate significantly from the target.

ColorChecker
24 ∆E
25 ∆E
22 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
18 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
25.3 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
24.6 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
27.9 ∆E
25.8 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE: 20.81 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 28.07 ∆E
ColorChecker
23.5 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
24.6 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
27.8 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
19 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
26.7 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
19 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition: 19.02 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 27.82 ∆E
ColorChecker
13.4 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
13 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
15 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
0 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Delta 15 A5EFK: 12.96 ∆E min: 0 - max: 19.49 ∆E
ColorChecker
7.9 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
16 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH: 11.53 ∆E min: 1.76 - max: 17.84 ∆E
ColorChecker
7.4 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
8 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
7 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060: 7.06 ∆E min: 2.43 - max: 14.45 ∆E

Accessories

Besides the usual documents (Quick Start guide, warranty information), a 3-in-1 hub (USB-C to VGA, HDMI, USB-A) is included with the laptop.

Maintenance

The internals are accessible after taking off the bottom cover. For this purpose, all the screws on the bottom of the device need to be removed. Afterwards, the bottom cover can be lifted off with the help of a flat spatula. You have to be careful when doing this: The bottom cover sits very tight. You will then have access to the SSD, the slot for a second SSD (NVMe; 2280 or 2242), the fans, the RAM module (located behind the metal plate), the WLAN module, and the battery.

Hardware in the Legion S7
Hardware in the Legion S7

Warranty

Lenovo grants the 15.6-incher a three-year on-site warranty. Extending the warranty to four years would cost about 50 Euros (~$58).

Input devices - The keyboard of the Lenovo laptop features RGB lighting

Keyboard

Lenovo has equipped the Legion S7 with a backlit chiclet keyboard (including a number pad), which has keys with a short travel and a clear pressure point. The resistance provided by the keys is pleasing. The keyboard yields just minimally if at all while typing which didn't prove to be bothersome. The brightness of the three-stage key illumination is controlled with two function keys. All in all, Lenovo delivers a keyboard that is suitable for everyday use here.

Touchpad

A multitouch-capable ClickPad (approx. 12 x 7.5 cm) serves as mouse replacement, and it also responds to inputs in the corners. The smooth surface doesn't prevent the fingers from gliding. The pad offers a short travel and a clear pressure point.

Input devices on the Legion S7
Input devices on the Legion S7

Display - Gaming laptop with bright 4K panel

The brightness (605 cd/m²) and contrast (1,480:1) of the matte 15.6-inch display (3840x2160 pixels) are excellent and good, respectively. There was no PWM flickering detected. The display supports AMD's Free Sync technology. As a result, the refresh rates of the display and the GPU are dynamically synchronized. This should produce the smoothest possible picture - especially in computer games.

The S7 is alternatively available with a Full HD or a WQHD display. Both of those 165 Hz panels deliver better response times than the 60 Hz model installed here. Free Sync and G-Sync (Nvidia's counterpart) are supported as well. However, the brightness, contrast, and color-space coverage are lower than those of the 4K display.

593
cd/m²
614
cd/m²
619
cd/m²
575
cd/m²
607
cd/m²
605
cd/m²
598
cd/m²
618
cd/m²
616
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
CSOT T3 MNF601EA1-6
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 619 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 605 cd/m² Minimum: 27 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 607 cd/m²
Contrast: 1480:1 (Black: 0.41 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 0.84 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3, calibrated: 0.69
ΔE Greyscale 1.1 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
98.2% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
98.8% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
85.2% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.131
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
CSOT T3 MNF601EA1-6, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.60
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
BOE NV156FHM-N4K, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
LQ156M1JW03 (SHP155D), IPS-Level, 1920x1080, 15.60
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
B156HAN, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
BOE BOE09B8, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
Display
-22%
-18%
-19%
Display P3 Coverage
85.2
64.3
-25%
66.5
-22%
66.2
-22%
sRGB Coverage
98.8
91.8
-7%
97.8
-1%
96.3
-3%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
98.2
65.5
-33%
67.6
-31%
67.1
-32%
Response Times
55%
47%
67%
53%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
31.6 ?(8, 23.6)
8.8 ?(4.4, 4.4)
72%
12.8 ?(6.8, 6)
59%
4 ?(1.2, 2.8)
87%
14 ?(7, 7)
56%
Response Time Black / White *
16 ?(4, 12)
10 ?(5.6, 4.4)
37%
10.4 ?(5.2, 5.2)
35%
8.4 ?(4.4, 4)
47%
8 ?(4, 4)
50%
PWM Frequency
1000 ?(99)
23580 ?(22)
Screen
-138%
-96%
-70%
-130%
Brightness middle
607
317.2
-48%
291
-52%
329
-46%
349
-43%
Brightness
605
306
-49%
266
-56%
321
-47%
304
-50%
Brightness Distribution
93
89
-4%
88
-5%
92
-1%
79
-15%
Black Level *
0.41
0.31
24%
0.36
12%
0.27
34%
0.535
-30%
Contrast
1480
1023
-31%
808
-45%
1219
-18%
652
-56%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
0.84
4.37
-420%
2.98
-255%
2.78
-231%
3.11
-270%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.02
6.62
-119%
7.59
-151%
4.88
-62%
9.57
-217%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.69
2.67
-287%
0.91
-32%
1.63
-136%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.1
4.5
-309%
4.2
-282%
2.5
-127%
5
-355%
Gamma
2.131 103%
2.4 92%
2.293 96%
2.106 104%
2.36 93%
CCT
6648 98%
7418 88%
7624 85%
6201 105%
6976 93%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
59.2
76
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
91.4
99
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-35% / -86%
-22% / -59%
-2% / -45%
-32% / -76%

* ... smaller is better

The display's X-Rite Pantone certification guarantees a very natural color reproduction. Already out of the box, the colors only deviate from the target to a very small extent - you can't even perceive this. The display doesn't suffer from a blue tint. Furthermore, calibration can improve these rates a bit. The color-space coverage is impressive as well: The AdobeRGB 1998 and sRGB color spaces are reproduced to 99%, and the DCI-P3 color space to 85%.

CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 vs. sRGB
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 vs. sRGB
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 vs. AdobeRGB
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 vs. AdobeRGB

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
16 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4 ms rise
↘ 12 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 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
31.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 23.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 30 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.2 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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19810 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The viewing-angle stable IPS panel is legible from any position. Outdoor readability is decent thanks to the high backlight brightness.

The Legion S7 outdoors (shot in an overcast sky).
The Legion S7 outdoors (shot in an overcast sky).
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Sufficient for years to come

The Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 brings every modern game smoothly onto the screen and also cuts a fine figure in all other application areas.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
Nvidia system info
 

Test conditions

The review was performed using the "Performance Mode" profile, which is only available when plugged in. The profile "Balanced Mode" was used for the battery tests. In addition, Nvidia's Optimus graphics-switching solution was active. You can switch between the three laptop profiles (Performance Mode, Balanced Mode, Silent Mode) using a key combination ("Fn" + "Q") or Lenovo's preinstalled Vantage software. The color of the LED ring surrounding the power button indicates which profile is active.

Performance Mode Balanced Mode Silent Mode
Power Limit 1 87.8 watts 54 watts 30 watts
Power Limit 2 87.8 watts 65 watts 38.4 watts

Some benchmarks were additionally performed with the graphics-switching solution disabled and the overclocking function enabled. The results can be found in the comparison tables. The iGPU (and therefore Optimus) can be disabled using Lenovo's Vantage software ("Hybrid Mode").

Lenovo Vantage
Lenovo Vantage
Lenovo Vantage
Lenovo Vantage

Overclocking

The laptop's BIOS offers the option to overclock the GPU and graphics memory. We tested this and used the values offered by the system. No problems occurred in the case of our test device. The system remained stable. Overclocking is always done at the user's own risk.

Overclocking with a mouse click
Overclocking with a mouse click
Lenovo Vantage shows that overclocking is active.
Lenovo Vantage shows that overclocking is active.

Processor

The CPU part of the Ryzen 9 5900HX APU (Cezanne) consists of an octa-core processor that operates at a base clock speed of 3.3 GHz. An increase up to 4.7 GHz is possible via Turbo. Simultaneous multithreading (two threads per core) is supported.

The multithread CPU test of the Cinebench R15 benchmark is processed at 4.1 to 4.3 GHz (plugged in) and 3 to 3.2 GHz (battery power), respectively. The single-thread test is always run at 3.6 to 4.5 GHz. 

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

We verify if the CPU Turbo is consistently used when plugged in by running the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test in a continuous loop for at least 30 minutes. Turbo is used to a great extent.

Cinebench R15 Multi endurance test

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Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2143 (2058.57-2194.11)
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060 Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø891 (861.83-897.48)
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2078 (2068.68-2093.36)
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø1977 (1921.88-2004.51)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø1958 (1935.55-1986)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
236 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2194 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
152.7 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Help
CPU Performance Rating - Percent
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
83.1 pt ∼83%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
83.1 pt ∼83%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
 
82.5 pt ∼83%
Average of class Gaming
 
82.2 pt ∼82%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
79.5 pt ∼80%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
77.3 pt ∼77%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
52.9 pt ∼53%
Cinebench R23
Multi Core
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13523 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 23482, n=205, last 2 years)
12796 Points ∼95% -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (6622 - 14363, n=28)
12524 Points ∼93% -7%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
12195 Points ∼90% -10%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
11942 Points ∼88% -12%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
11746 Points ∼87% -13%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
5388 (5332.81min - 5388.31max) Points ∼40% -60%
Single Core
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 1936, n=204, last 2 years)
1526 Points ∼100% +2%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1494 Points ∼98%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (1218 - 1499, n=27)
1470 Points ∼96% -2%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1449 Points ∼95% -3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1433 Points ∼94% -4%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1430 Points ∼94% -4%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
1213 Points ∼79% -19%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5223 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (2242 - 5476, n=28)
4841 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 9042, n=223, last 2 years)
4826 Points ∼92% -8%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4711 Points ∼90% -10%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4685 Points ∼90% -10%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
4529 Points ∼87% -13%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
2181 Points ∼42% -58%
CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 745, n=223, last 2 years)
584 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
578 Points ∼99%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
577 Points ∼99% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (471 - 584, n=27)
572 Points ∼98% -1%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
559 Points ∼96% -3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
558 Points ∼96% -3%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
473 Points ∼81% -18%
Cinebench R15
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2194 Points ∼100%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2093 (2068.68min - 2093.36max) Points ∼95% -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (1076 - 2267, n=27)
2048 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 3652, n=225, last 2 years)
2043 Points ∼93% -7%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2005 (1921.88min - 2004.51max) Points ∼91% -9%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1986 Points ∼91% -9%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
897 (861.83min - 897.48max) Points ∼41% -59%
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
239 Points ∼100% +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (197 - 243, n=23)
238 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
236 Points ∼99%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
232 Points ∼97% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 282, n=217, last 2 years)
232 Points ∼97% -2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
231 Points ∼97% -2%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
198 Points ∼83% -16%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
523 Seconds * ∼100% -130%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1259, n=224, last 2 years)
278 Seconds * ∼53% -22%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
257 Seconds * ∼49% -13%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
253 Seconds * ∼48% -11%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (219 - 442, n=27)
250 Seconds * ∼48% -10%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
241 Seconds * ∼46% -6%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
227 Seconds * ∼43%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
60505 MIPS ∼100%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
58752 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (36011 - 62503, n=27)
57344 MIPS ∼95% -5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
54052 MIPS ∼89% -11%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53902 MIPS ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 88128, n=221, last 2 years)
53331 MIPS ∼88% -12%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
29312 MIPS ∼48% -52%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5754 MIPS ∼100%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5737 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (4791 - 5905, n=27)
5700 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5591 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5531 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 6582, n=221, last 2 years)
5524 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
5159 MIPS ∼90% -10%
Geekbench 5.4
Multi-Core
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 16925, n=215, last 2 years)
9275 Points ∼100% +8%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8689 Points ∼94% +2%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8557 Points ∼92%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (5057 - 9294, n=25)
8130 Points ∼88% -5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7522 Points ∼81% -12%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7480 Points ∼81% -13%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
5732 Points ∼62% -33%
Single-Core
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1561 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1541 Points ∼99%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 1949, n=215, last 2 years)
1532 Points ∼98% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (1271 - 1561, n=25)
1513 Points ∼97% -2%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1481 Points ∼95% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1458 Points ∼93% -5%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
1270 Points ∼81% -18%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
16 fps ∼100%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.6 fps ∼98% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (8.26 - 17.1, n=27)
15.2 fps ∼95% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 26.6, n=225, last 2 years)
14.9 fps ∼93% -7%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
14.7 fps ∼92% -8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
14.6 fps ∼91% -9%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
7.71 fps ∼48% -52%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
87.4 s * ∼100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
77.4 s * ∼89% +11%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
57.4 s * ∼66% +34%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (44.1 - 87.4, n=27)
53.2 s * ∼61% +39%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
52.9 s * ∼61% +39%
Average of class Gaming
  (33.6 - 332, n=219, last 2 years)
52.3 s * ∼60% +40%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
48.2 s * ∼55% +45%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.615 sec * ∼100% -24%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.412 - 4.47, n=220, last 2 years)
0.544 sec * ∼88% -10%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.524 sec * ∼85% -6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.522 sec * ∼85% -6%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (0.48 - 0.599, n=27)
0.507 sec * ∼82% -2%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4969 sec * ∼81% -0%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4947 sec * ∼80%

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Performance Rating
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
97.2 pt ∼97%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M
94.7 pt ∼95%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
 
93.5 pt ∼94%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
87 pt ∼87%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
86.8 pt ∼87%
Average of class Gaming
 
79.7 pt ∼80%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
15594 KRay/s ∼100%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M (v6.33.5700)
14974 KRay/s ∼96% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (12470 - 16014, n=24)
14883 KRay/s ∼95% -5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
14245 KRay/s ∼91% -9%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
14047 KRay/s ∼90% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (2585 - 22183, n=184, last 2 years)
11915 KRay/s ∼76% -24%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
99411 Points ∼100%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M (v6.33.5700)
94860 Points ∼95% -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (79554 - 101008, n=24)
94405 Points ∼95% -5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
88952 Points ∼89% -11%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
88179 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (12439 - 117712, n=184, last 2 years)
64453 Points ∼65% -35%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
3392 MB/s ∼100%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M (v6.33.5700)
3235 MB/s ∼95% -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (2754 - 3444, n=24)
3235 MB/s ∼95% -5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
3055 MB/s ∼90% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 5123, n=184, last 2 years)
3034 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
3025 MB/s ∼89% -11%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M (v6.33.5700)
103065 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
102424 Points ∼99%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (87865 - 105123, n=24)
100989 Points ∼98% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
96755 Points ∼94% -6%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
95789 Points ∼93% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 132615, n=184, last 2 years)
92009 Points ∼89% -10%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M (v6.33.5700)
12577 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
12430 Points ∼99%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (10899 - 12806, n=24)
12393 Points ∼99% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
11768 Points ∼94% -5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
11665 Points ∼93% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 17639, n=184, last 2 years)
10158 Points ∼81% -18%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
54630 Points ∼100%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M (v6.33.5700)
52448 Points ∼96% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (43685 - 55702, n=24)
51954 Points ∼95% -5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
48648 Points ∼89% -11%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
45972 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (7135 - 64776, n=184, last 2 years)
35281 Points ∼65% -35%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
134287 MB/s ∼100%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M (v6.33.5700)
128205 MB/s ∼95% -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (109927 - 137901, n=24)
126950 MB/s ∼95% -5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
119968 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
119460 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (18146 - 183146, n=184, last 2 years)
90380 MB/s ∼67% -33%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
865 MB/s ∼100%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M (v6.33.5700)
825 MB/s ∼95% -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (706 - 878, n=24)
816 MB/s ∼94% -6%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
782 MB/s ∼90% -10%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
773 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 1408, n=205, last 2 years)
743 MB/s ∼86% -14%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
8221 KRay/s ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (6664 - 8644, n=24)
7913 KRay/s ∼96% -4%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M (v6.33.5700)
7880 KRay/s ∼96% -4%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
7532 KRay/s ∼92% -8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
7447 KRay/s ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (1437 - 11913, n=184, last 2 years)
6474 KRay/s ∼79% -21%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Average of class Gaming
  (8341 - 47710, n=184, last 2 years)
26413 MPixel/s ∼100% +36%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M (v6.33.5700)
20367 MPixel/s ∼77% +5%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
19376 MPixel/s ∼73%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (14344 - 25533, n=24)
19205 MPixel/s ∼73% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
14995 MPixel/s ∼57% -23%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
14784 MPixel/s ∼56% -24%

System performance

The fast and smooth system offers enough computing power for demanding applications like gaming, video editing, and image processing for years to come. This is accompanied by very good PCMark results.

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PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4537 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
5749 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4936 points
PCMark 10 Score
6505 points
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PCMark 10 / Score
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
7316 Points ∼100% +12%
Average of class Gaming
  (4477 - 8636, n=178, last 2 years)
6851 Points ∼94% +5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
6738 Points ∼92% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (6505 - 6725, n=2)
6615 Points ∼90% +2%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6505 Points ∼89%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
6465 Points ∼88% -1%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6378 Points ∼87% -2%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
10444 Points ∼100% +6%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
10144 Points ∼97% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (9827 - 10324, n=2)
10076 Points ∼96% +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (7334 - 11205, n=177, last 2 years)
10056 Points ∼96% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
10016 Points ∼96% +2%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9827 Points ∼94%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
9589 Points ∼92% -2%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
9481 Points ∼100% +8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
9228 Points ∼97% +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (6161 - 10932, n=177, last 2 years)
9046 Points ∼95% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (8803 - 9128, n=2)
8966 Points ∼95% +2%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8913 Points ∼94% +1%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8803 Points ∼93%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8281 Points ∼87% -6%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
10731 Points ∼100% +24%
Average of class Gaming
  (4716 - 14291, n=177, last 2 years)
9680 Points ∼90% +12%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
8982 Points ∼84% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (8634 - 8759, n=2)
8697 Points ∼81% +1%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8634 Points ∼80%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8582 Points ∼80% -1%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8381 Points ∼78% -3%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Average of class Gaming
  (18074 - 77803, n=184, last 2 years)
46173 MB/s ∼100% +12%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M (v6.33.5700)
41209 MB/s ∼89% 0%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
41154 MB/s ∼89%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (36725 - 43318, n=24)
40864 MB/s ∼89% -1%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
37687 MB/s ∼82% -8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
37654 MB/s ∼82% -9%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Average of class Gaming
  (20318 - 76185, n=184, last 2 years)
49722 MB/s ∼100% +9%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M (v6.33.5700)
46425 MB/s ∼93% +1%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
45789 MB/s ∼92%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (41378 - 47593, n=24)
45672 MB/s ∼92% 0%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
44146 MB/s ∼89% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
43642 MB/s ∼88% -5%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Average of class Gaming
  (15975 - 68782, n=184, last 2 years)
47497 MB/s ∼100% +15%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M (v6.33.5700)
43507 MB/s ∼92% +5%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
41299 MB/s ∼87%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (32536 - 46718, n=24)
41264 MB/s ∼87% 0%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
35891 MB/s ∼76% -13%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
34298 MB/s ∼72% -17%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (73.5 - 97.1, n=24)
78.9 ns * ∼100% -1%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
78.5 ns * ∼99%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
78.2 ns * ∼99% -0%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6700M (v6.33.5700)
77.4 ns * ∼98% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
76.3 ns * ∼97% +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (76.2 - 122, n=206, last 2 years)
63.5 ns * ∼80% +19%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latencies

Our standardized latency monitoring test (web surfing, 4K video playback, high-load Prime95) didn't reveal any irregularities with DPC latencies. The system seems to be suitable for real-time video and audio editing. This statement is based on our review device running the latest software at the time of testing. Future software and firmware updates may or may not change the system's behaviour in regards to the latencies.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Radeon RX 6700M, R9 5900HX, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
1581 μs * ∼100% -214%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
638 μs * ∼40% -27%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
503 μs * ∼32%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
428.6 μs * ∼27% +15%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
415.3 μs * ∼26% +17%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

An NVMe SSD (M.2 2280; 2242 models also fit) from Samsung serves as the system drive. It offers 1 TB of storage space and delivers good transfer rates. The laptop can accommodate a second NVMe SSD (M.2 2280/M.2 2242).

An SSD serves as system drive.
An SSD serves as system drive.
There's space for a second SSD.
There's space for a second SSD.
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Average of class Gaming
 
94.4 pt ∼94%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
85.5 pt ∼86%
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
 
77 pt ∼77%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
69.9 pt ∼70%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
62.2 pt ∼62%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
48.6 pt ∼49%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH -1!
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
45.1 pt ∼45%
DiskSpd
seq read
Average of class Gaming
  (170 - 5544, n=174, last 2 years)
2664 MB/s ∼100% +8%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2466 (2450.73min - 2465.62max) MB/s ∼93%
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
  (834 - 2746, n=35)
1988 MB/s ∼75% -19%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1726 (1693.24min - 1725.96max) MB/s ∼65% -30%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
1725 (1705.77min - 1725.33max) MB/s ∼65% -30%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
1248 (1242.35min - 1247.99max) MB/s ∼47% -49%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1174 (1165.36min - 1173.99max) MB/s ∼44% -52%
seq write
Average of class Gaming
  (174 - 7889, n=173, last 2 years)
2876 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2788 (2777.05min - 2788.16max) MB/s ∼97%
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
  (809 - 2957, n=35)
2113 MB/s ∼73% -24%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
1923 (1903.58min - 1922.81max) MB/s ∼67% -31%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1520 (983.77min - 1519.6max) MB/s ∼53% -45%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1424 (1322.88min - 1423.97max) MB/s ∼50% -49%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
753 (748.08min - 752.71max) MB/s ∼26% -73%
seq q8 t1 read
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 13195, n=174, last 2 years)
4471 MB/s ∼100% +27%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
3529 (2540.12min - 3528.8max) MB/s ∼79%
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
  (2863 - 3579, n=35)
3359 MB/s ∼75% -5%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2896 (2755.6min - 2896.46max) MB/s ∼65% -18%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
2314 (1882.82min - 2314max) MB/s ∼52% -34%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
2138 (1985.18min - 2137.96max) MB/s ∼48% -39%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
1887 (1377.65min - 1887.23max) MB/s ∼42% -47%
seq q8 t1 write
Average of class Gaming
  (86.2 - 10203, n=174, last 2 years)
3475 MB/s ∼100% +24%
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
  (2769 - 3028, n=35)
2967 MB/s ∼85% +6%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2801 (2794.25min - 2801.17max) MB/s ∼81%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2727 (2698.62min - 2726.93max) MB/s ∼78% -3%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
1995 (1975.76min - 1995.02max) MB/s ∼57% -29%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1449 (1364.2min - 1448.71max) MB/s ∼42% -48%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
760 (751.44min - 760.06max) MB/s ∼22% -73%
4k q1 t1 read
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
61.6 (60.56min - 61.57max) MB/s ∼100% +24%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.53 - 97.4, n=174, last 2 years)
60.4 MB/s ∼98% +21%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
49.8 (48.32min - 49.83max) MB/s ∼81%
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
  (33.4 - 75.7, n=35)
48.5 MB/s ∼79% -3%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
48.3 (47.05min - 48.34max) MB/s ∼78% -3%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
45.5 (45.42min - 45.51max) MB/s ∼74% -9%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
31.8 (31.43min - 31.77max) MB/s ∼52% -36%
4k q1 t1 write
Average of class Gaming
  (0.79 - 421, n=173, last 2 years)
187.4 MB/s ∼100% +30%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
160 (153.37min - 159.63max) MB/s ∼85% +11%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
146 (144.71min - 145.58max) MB/s ∼78% +1%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
144 (143min - 143.57max) MB/s ∼77%
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
  (77.8 - 240, n=35)
139.4 MB/s ∼74% -3%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
121 (117.79min - 121.25max) MB/s ∼65% -16%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
113 (111.76min - 112.63max) MB/s ∼60% -22%
4k q32 t16 read
Average of class Gaming
  (1.1 - 4483, n=173, last 2 years)
2077 MB/s ∼100% +12%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
1851 (1841.36min - 1850.8max) MB/s ∼89%
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
  (598 - 2506, n=35)
1506 MB/s ∼73% -19%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1301 (981.55min - 1301max) MB/s ∼63% -30%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1151 (1148.11min - 1150.55max) MB/s ∼55% -38%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
968 (955.25min - 967.56max) MB/s ∼47% -48%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
505 (499.37min - 504.52max) MB/s ∼24% -73%
4k q32 t16 write
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2146 (2000.31min - 2145.93max) MB/s ∼100% +1%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2131 (2112.64min - 2131.18max) MB/s ∼99%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.15 - 4383, n=173, last 2 years)
1946 MB/s ∼91% -9%
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
  (293 - 2161, n=35)
1426 MB/s ∼66% -33%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
1253 (1233.34min - 1253.02max) MB/s ∼58% -41%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
646 (501.34min - 645.95max) MB/s ∼30% -70%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
497 (490.94min - 497.29max) MB/s ∼23% -77%
AS SSD
Score Total
Average of class Gaming
  (910 - 9279, n=164, last 2 years)
5823 Points ∼100% +9%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5318 Points ∼91%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5015 Points ∼86% -6%
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
  (3309 - 6095, n=37)
4826 Points ∼83% -9%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
3233 Points ∼56% -39%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
3136 Points ∼54% -41%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
2513 Points ∼43% -53%
Score Read
Average of class Gaming
  (389 - 3629, n=164, last 2 years)
2183 Points ∼100% +11%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
1959 Points ∼90%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1890 Points ∼87% -4%
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
  (1078 - 2449, n=37)
1786 Points ∼82% -9%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1506 Points ∼69% -23%
MSI Delta 15 A5EFK
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
1158 Points ∼53% -41%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
466 Points ∼21% -76%
Score Write
Average of class Gaming
  (335 - 4459, n=164, last 2 years)
2552 Points ∼100% +8%
Lenovo Legion S7 15ACH6 82K80030GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2355 Points ∼92%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2170 Points ∼85% -8%
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
  (1471 - 2527, n=37)