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Lenovo ThinkPad T14 AMD Review: Best Business Laptop you can buy?

Business all-rounder with plenty of power. The ThinkPad T14 is the entry-level model for Lenovo's expensive ThinkPad T-series and customers can choose between Intel and AMD models. The Ryzen APUs have an advantage in terms of performance, but what about the efficiency and the features?
Andreas Osthoff 👁, Daniel R Deakin (translated by Andreas Osthoff),

Lenovo offers its popular business laptop ThinkPad T14 both with Intel as well as AMD processors, and both models now share the same model designation. We have already reviewed the Intel version of the T14, and now we have a closer look at the T14 AMD. Our test unit is an education model with the designation 20UES00H00 for about 1,100 Euros (~$1,308); the corresponding version for regular customers is listed for about 1,300 Euros (~$1,545) in Lenovo's online shop.

Our test unit is equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U, the integrated RX Vega 6, 16 GB RAM (single-channel) and the matte LowPower 1080p screen. The test model is identical to the previously reviewed ThinkPad T14 with the Intel processor, so we want to focus on the differences in terms of performance and the components. Please see our in-depth review of the ThinkPad T14 Intel for more information on the case, the input devices, and the speakers:

Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00 (ThinkPad T14 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U 6 x 2.1 - 4 GHz, 25 W PL2 / Short Burst, 23 W PL2 / Sustained, Renoir PRO (Zen 2)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), Core: 1500 MHz, Memory: 1333 MHz
Memory
16384 MB 
, Single-Channel, 1 Slot, 1 module soldered, max. 48 GB
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, B140HAN05.7, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, 512 GB 
, 445 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven/Renoir/VanGogh/Cezanne - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo, Card Reader: microSD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (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): 17.9 x 329 x 227 ( = 0.7 x 12.95 x 8.94 in)
Battery
50 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo (2x2W), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65W PSU, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.473 kg ( = 51.96 oz / 3.25 pounds), Power Supply: 340 g ( = 11.99 oz / 0.75 pounds)
Price
1129 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89 %
11/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6 R4000
1.5 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
88 %
07/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.5 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
88 %
11/2020
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6 R4000
1.5 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
85 %
10/2020
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
i5-10310U, UHD Graphics 620
1.6 kg20.7 mm14.00"1920x1080
91 %
08/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7
1.3 kg16.1 mm14.00"1920x1080
89 %
09/2019
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
R5 PRO 3500U, Vega 8
1.5 kg18.9 mm14.00"1920x1080

Case - AMD and Intel T14 are identical

Size Comparison

329 mm / 13 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.25 lbs329 mm / 13 inch 225.8 mm / 8.89 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.3 kg2.8 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 216 mm / 8.5 inch 20.7 mm / 0.815 inch 1.6 kg3.52 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.27 lbs

Connectivity - T14 AMD without TB3 but with HDMI 2.0

The AMD-based ThinkPad T14 does not support Thunderbolt 3, but the two USB-C ports (USB 3.1 Gen.2, 10 Gb/s) can still be used to charge the device and attach external screens (DisplayPort 1.4 Alt-mode). The HDMI 2.0 output is another advantage over the Intel model, so 4K screens can be driven at 60 Hz.

Left side: USB-C (3.1 Gen.2), SideDock CS18 (USB-C (3.1 Gen.2) & Gigabit-Ethernet via adapter), USB-A (3.1 Gen.1), HDMI 2.0, 3.5 mm stereo jack, microSD reader
Left side: USB-C (3.1 Gen.2), SideDock CS18 (USB-C (3.1 Gen.2) & Gigabit-Ethernet via adapter), USB-A (3.1 Gen.1), HDMI 2.0, 3.5 mm stereo jack, microSD reader
Right side: SmartCard reader, USB-A (3.1 Gen.1 Always-On), Gigabit-Ethernet, slot for a Kensington lock
Right side: SmartCard reader, USB-A (3.1 Gen.1 Always-On), Gigabit-Ethernet, slot for a Kensington lock
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
157 MB/s ∼100% +100%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
78.5 MB/s ∼50%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
78.4 MB/s ∼50% 0%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=326)
63.2 MB/s ∼40% -19%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
185 MB/s ∼100% +117%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
85.5 MB/s ∼46% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
85.2 MB/s ∼46%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=299)
78.6 MB/s ∼42% -8%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1584 (1490min - 1642max) MBit/s ∼100% +63%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1370 (1218min - 1490max) MBit/s ∼86% +41%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1369 (790min - 1450max) MBit/s ∼86% +41%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1242 (862min - 1324max) MBit/s ∼78% +28%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1640, n=69)
1120 MBit/s ∼71% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
970 (498min - 1057max) MBit/s ∼61%
Average of class Office
  (5 - 1722, n=285)
579 MBit/s ∼37% -40%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1676 (1432min - 1793max) MBit/s ∼100% +141%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1270 (656min - 1344max) MBit/s ∼76% +83%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1221 (700min - 1482max) MBit/s ∼73% +76%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=68)
1016 MBit/s ∼61% +46%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
752 (340min - 868max) MBit/s ∼45% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
695 (447min - 926max) MBit/s ∼41%
Average of class Office
  (34 - 1775, n=284)
536 MBit/s ∼32% -23%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø954 (498-1057)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø680 (447-926)
ColorChecker
7.3 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
2 ∆E
5 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00: 5.93 ∆E min: 1.72 - max: 12.13 ∆E

Display - Familiar 1080p Screen

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

We have already reviewed the matte LowPower 1080p display (1920x1080 pixels) in numerous 14-inch ThinkPads. Lenovo uses panels from four different suppliers, and we have already compared the four models in the past. Customers cannot influence the panel choice ahead of the purchase. We have already tested the exact same panel in the ThinkPad T14 Intel, so we want to keep things brief at this point.

The subjective picture impression is very good and even bright surfaces do not appear too grainy. The results for the brightness, the black value and the contrast ratio are very good for a business laptop and also superior to the competitors from HP and Dell we have tested. We cannot detect PWM flickering, but the display suffers from slow response times with visible ghosting. The color accuracy is already very good out of the box, but we still recommend calibration if you want to use the screen for picture editing. The matte panel works really well outdoors thanks to the high brightness.

The display selection is almost identical for the two ThinkPad versions (Intel/AMD), and only the glossy 4K screen is reserved for the Intel T14. However, we do not think a glossy 4K screen is the best option for a business laptop anyway.

433
cd/m²
428
cd/m²
420
cd/m²
396
cd/m²
406
cd/m²
388
cd/m²
386
cd/m²
388
cd/m²
381
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
B140HAN05.7
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 433 cd/m² Average: 402.9 cd/m² Minimum: 9.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 409 cd/m²
Contrast: 2030:1 (Black: 0.2 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.3 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 1.5
ΔE Greyscale 3.6 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
95.5% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 61.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.43
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
B140HAN05.7, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
LG Philips LGD064E, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
BOE NV14N4F, a-Si IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
N140HCG-GQ2, IPS , 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
B140HAN05.7, LTPS IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Response Times
32%
10%
49%
10%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
64 (30.8, 33.2)
37 (20, 17)
42%
46 (24, 22)
28%
32.4 (16.4, 16)
49%
58.4 (28.4, 30)
9%
Response Time Black / White *
29.6 (13.2, 16.4)
23 (13, 10)
22%
32 (18, 14)
-8%
15.2 (6.8, 8.4)
49%
26.4 (12.4, 14)
11%
PWM Frequency
1000 (90)
26040 (50)
Screen
-37%
-61%
7%
-2%
Brightness middle
406
227
-44%
235
-42%
404
0%
397
-2%
Brightness
403
220
-45%
219
-46%
371
-8%
394
-2%
Brightness Distribution
88
82
-7%
81
-8%
88
0%
90
2%
Black Level *
0.2
0.18
10%
0.21
-5%
0.34
-70%
0.2
-0%
Contrast
2030
1261
-38%
1119
-45%
1188
-41%
1985
-2%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.3
4.1
-24%
6.11
-85%
1.4
58%
3.6
-9%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.8
7.06
-47%
16.6
-246%
3.2
33%
5.9
-23%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.5
4.04
-169%
0.8
47%
1.2
20%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.6
1.99
45%
5.52
-53%
1.6
56%
3.9
-8%
Gamma
2.43 91%
2.48 89%
2.33 94%
2.13 103%
2.48 89%
CCT
6893 94%
6607 98%
6680 97%
6480 100%
7090 92%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
61.5
35
-43%
37
-40%
63
2%
61.4
0%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
95.5
55
-42%
58
-39%
97.9
3%
96.6
1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-3% / -26%
-26% / -49%
28% / 14%
4% / -0%

* ... smaller is better

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated

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
29.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13.2 ms rise
↘ 16.4 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 71 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
64 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 30.8 ms rise
↘ 33.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 97 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

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

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9653 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Performance - ThinkPad with 6-core AMD Ryzen Pro

Most pre-configured models of the ThinkPad T14 are shipped with single-channel RAM. Thanks to the additional SODIMM slot, however, it is pretty easy to upgrade the memory and it can result in a noticeable performance advantage for the iGPU in particular. We have used the single-channel configuration for our benchmarks and the rating, but we have also included the results with a dual-channel configuration with a second RAM module (in this case 16 GB DDR4-3200 from Crucial) in some sections.

Processor - T14 with Ryzen 5 Pro

Compared to less expensive ThinkPad models from the L- or E-series, Lenovo uses Ryzen Pro CPUs for the more expensive T-series. These Pro CPUs offer additional security features comparable to Intel's vPro technology. You can get the Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U with 8 cores, but our test unit "only" gets the slower Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U with 6 cores (12 threads, up to 4.0 GHz).

Lenovo is pretty conservative in terms of the TDP limits for the T14 with a short burst of 25 W (6x 3.1-3.2 GHz) and a sustained value of 23 Watts (6x 3.0 GHz). The Intel T14 has a much higher short-term consumption, but it eventually levels off at just ~17 W. The thinner T14s AMD has slightly lower limits (25/18 W).

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Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U: Ø1089 (1078.34-1123.14)
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U: Ø1126 (1115.32-1161.78)
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D Intel Core i5-10310U, Intel Core i5-10310U: Ø582 (561.87-767.37)
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U: Ø1311 (1300.6-1345.67)
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00 Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø618 (591.33-706.24)
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U: Ø576 (569.82-610.73)

The CPU performance is pretty much identical to the HP EliteBook 845 G7, which benefits from a slightly higher initial TDP configuration (30/23 W). The ThinkPad T14s with the faster Ryzen 7 Pro is ahead in the multi-core benchmarks, but the T14 with the same processor should be even faster thanks to the higher TDP limits. The Intel competition is easily beaten, and we still have to wait for business laptops with Tiger Lake CPUs. Right now, AMD's processors just offer much better performance.

Overall, even the "smaller" Ryzen 5 Pro leaves an excellent impression and offers plenty of performance for a mobile business laptop. The CPU performance is not reduced on battery power.

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 5.1 - 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 ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
468 Points ∼100% +3%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
454 Points ∼97% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (453 - 454, n=4)
454 Points ∼97% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
453 Points ∼97%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel Core i5-10310U
438 Points ∼94% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
416 Points ∼89% -8%
Average of class Office
  (79 - 497, n=93)
390 Points ∼83% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
369 Points ∼79% -19%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
3050 Points ∼100% +19%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
2633 Points ∼86% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (2561 - 2692, n=4)
2613 Points ∼86% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
2565 Points ∼84%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel Core i5-10310U
1511 Points ∼50% -41%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
1441 Points ∼47% -44%
Average of class Office
  (143 - 3302, n=94)
1398 Points ∼46% -45%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
1349 Points ∼44% -47%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
181 Points ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
177 Points ∼98%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (175 - 177, n=4)
176 Points ∼97% -1%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
175 Points ∼97% -1%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel Core i5-10310U
170.04 Points ∼94% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
166 Points ∼92% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
144 Points ∼80% -19%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 202, n=605)
118 Points ∼65% -33%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1346 (1300.6min - 1345.67max) Points ∼100% +20%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
1162 (1115.32min - 1161.78max) Points ∼86% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (1123 - 1168, n=4)
1153 Points ∼86% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
1123 (1078.34min - 1123.14max) Points ∼83%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel Core i5-10310U
767.37 (561.87min - 767.37max) Points ∼57% -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
706 (591.33min - 706.24max) Points ∼52% -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
611 Points ∼45% -46%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1410, n=613)
380 Points ∼28% -66%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Office
  (344 - 9415, n=88)
1037 Seconds * ∼100% -131%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel Core i5-10310U
862.9 Seconds * ∼83% -93%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
823 Seconds * ∼79% -84%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
786 Seconds * ∼76% -75%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
448 Seconds * ∼43%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (415 - 448, n=4)
430 Seconds * ∼41% +4%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
428 Seconds * ∼41% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
367 Seconds * ∼35% +18%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
4467 MIPS ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
4359 MIPS ∼98%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
4269 MIPS ∼96% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (4202 - 4359, n=4)
4252 MIPS ∼95% -2%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
4242 MIPS ∼95% -3%
Average of class Office
  (1286 - 5923, n=88)
4061 MIPS ∼91% -7%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel Core i5-10310U
3615 MIPS ∼81% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
3516 MIPS ∼79% -19%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
39649 MIPS ∼100% +28%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
31898 MIPS ∼80% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (30895 - 32454, n=4)
31827 MIPS ∼80% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
30895 MIPS ∼78%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel Core i5-10310U
18310 MIPS ∼46% -41%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
17699 MIPS ∼45% -43%
Average of class Office
  (2794 - 39649, n=88)
17534 MIPS ∼44% -43%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
16531 MIPS ∼42% -46%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1149 Points ∼100% +4%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel Core i5-10310U
1122 Points ∼98% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
1102 Points ∼96%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (1065 - 1102, n=4)
1077 Points ∼94% -2%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1327, n=55)
1070 Points ∼93% -3%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
1068 Points ∼93% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
1017 Points ∼89% -8%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
6444 Points ∼100% +41%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
4681 Points ∼73% +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (4581 - 4705, n=4)
4646 Points ∼72% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
4581 Points ∼71%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel Core i5-10310U
3854 Points ∼60% -16%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6444, n=55)
3523 Points ∼55% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
3156 Points ∼49% -31%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
9.55 fps ∼100% +22%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
7.94 fps ∼83% +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (7.82 - 8.14, n=4)
7.94 fps ∼83% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
7.82 fps ∼82%
Average of class Office
  (0.4 - 9.55, n=86)
4.48 fps ∼47% -43%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
4.32 fps ∼45% -45%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel Core i5-10310U
3.88 fps ∼41% -50%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
3.6 fps ∼38% -54%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
88.8 s * ∼100% -44%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (61.5 - 88.8, n=4)
80.9 s * ∼91% -32%
Average of class Office
  (51 - 244, n=47)
70.9 s * ∼80% -15%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel Core i5-10310U
69.06 s * ∼78% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
61.5 s * ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
60 s * ∼68% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
59.3 s * ∼67% +4%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel Core i5-10310U
0.806 sec * ∼100% -25%
Average of class Office
  (0.613 - 3.11, n=53)
0.777 sec * ∼96% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.719 sec * ∼89% -12%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (0.643 - 0.663, n=4)
0.654 sec * ∼81% -2%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
0.652 sec * ∼81% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
0.643 sec * ∼80%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
0.616 sec * ∼76% +4%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1123 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
49.8 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
177 Points
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System Performance

We did not notice any problems with the system performance and, as expected, the T14 is a very responsive system. A second memory module will improve the PCMark 10 result by around 6% (4740 vs. 4473 points).

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5109 Points ∼100% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4280 Points ∼84%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4116 - 4280, n=4)
4225 Points ∼83% -1%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
4116 Points ∼81% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
Vega 8, R5 PRO 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3392 Points ∼66% -21%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3225 Points ∼63% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
2998 Points ∼59% -30%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 5547, n=219)
2865 Points ∼56% -33%
Productivity
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6877 Points ∼100% +7%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (6453 - 6792, n=4)
6624 Points ∼96% +3%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
6598 Points ∼96% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
6479 Points ∼94% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6453 Points ∼94%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
6399 Points ∼93% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
Vega 8, R5 PRO 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5896 Points ∼86% -9%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 8567, n=219)
5798 Points ∼84% -10%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9034 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8794 Points ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
8400 Points ∼93% -4%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
8289 Points ∼92% -6%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (8012 - 8794, n=4)
8233 Points ∼91% -6%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
8059 Points ∼89% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
Vega 8, R5 PRO 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7556 Points ∼84% -14%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9846, n=219)
7383 Points ∼82% -16%
Score
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
4890 Points ∼100% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4473 Points ∼91%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4320 - 4473, n=4)
4394 Points ∼90% -2%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
4320 Points ∼88% -3%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3980 Points ∼81% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
3932 Points ∼80% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
Vega 8, R5 PRO 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3818 Points ∼78% -15%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 5409, n=220)
3504 Points ∼72% -22%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5570 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5383 Points ∼97%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4993 - 5383, n=2)
5188 Points ∼93% -4%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
5098 Points ∼92% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
5042 Points ∼91% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
Vega 8, R5 PRO 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4880 Points ∼88% -9%
Average of class Office
  (1226 - 5570, n=400)
4130 Points ∼74% -23%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5813 Points ∼100% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5214 Points ∼90%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
 
5214 Points ∼90% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
Vega 8, R5 PRO 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4947 Points ∼85% -5%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3643 Points ∼63% -30%
Average of class Office
  (869 - 5918, n=273)
3450 Points ∼59% -34%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
4640 Points ∼100% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4111 Points ∼89%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
Vega 8, R5 PRO 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4072 Points ∼88% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (3802 - 4111, n=2)
3957 Points ∼85% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
3544 Points ∼76% -14%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3499 Points ∼75% -15%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=462)
3124 Points ∼67% -24%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4111 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
5214 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5383 points
PCMark 10 Score
4473 points
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DPC Latency

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DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
2050.4 μs * ∼100% -64%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
1367.5 μs * ∼67% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1248 μs * ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
1080.1 μs * ∼53% +13%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
797 μs * ∼39% +36%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices - T14 with fast Samsung PCIe-SSD

Two M.2 PCIe slots (2280 & 2242)
Two M.2 PCIe slots (2280 & 2242)

The ThinkPad T14 has a slot for a regular M.2-2280 SSD. Our test unit is equipped with a drive from Samsung (PM981a) and a capacity of 512 GB, and you can use 445 GB after the initial set-up. The performance of the PCIe-SSD is very good. The empty M.2-2242 slot, which is intended for the optional WWAN module, can also be equipped with a PCIe-SSD.

Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Lite-On CA5-8D512
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Average Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-34%
-20%
5%
1%
10%
13%
Write 4K
88.11
80.6
-9%
95.52
8%
108.01
23%
114.1
29%
137.73
56%
141 (88.1 - 185, n=21)
60%
Read 4K
38.28
31.2
-18%
47.14
23%
39.82
4%
53.56
40%
44.11
15%
48.6 (35.8 - 65.2, n=21)
27%
Write Seq
2001.75
883
-56%
1251
-38%
2028.3
1%
1743
-13%
2713.99
36%
2019 (931 - 2896, n=21)
1%
Read Seq
2152.94
1352
-37%
1624
-25%
1825.54
-15%
2092
-3%
2664.91
24%
2021 (1136 - 2754, n=21)
-6%
Write 4K Q32T1
423.73
361
-15%
333.5
-21%
570.14
35%
394.8
-7%
251.24
-41%
447 (326 - 556, n=21)
5%
Read 4K Q32T1
393.24
272
-31%
335.2
-15%
401.52
2%
372.6
-5%
336.57
-14%
477 (332 - 585, n=21)
21%
Write Seq Q32T1
2889.1
979
-66%
1234
-57%
3091.3
7%
2176
-25%
2993.9
4%
2868 (934 - 2994, n=21)
-1%
Read Seq Q32T1
3566.1
2286
-36%
2247
-37%
2872.4
-19%
3204
-10%
3546.9
-1%
3504 (3269 - 3568, n=21)
-2%
AS SSD
-65%
-99%
9%
19%
13%
7%
Copy Game MB/s
915.51
126.6
-86%
942.97
3%
3007
228%
1131 (388 - 1568, n=14)
24%
Copy Program MB/s
417.72
60.6
-85%
428.6
3%
1353
224%
478 (72.2 - 673, n=14)
14%
Copy ISO MB/s
1385.88
236
-83%
2546.05
84%
1265
-9%
1929 (1386 - 2452, n=14)
39%
Score Total
3758
1910
-49%
2273
-40%
4185
11%
3007
-20%
4514
20%
4251 (2927 - 5133, n=21)
13%
Score Write
2098
953
-55%
608
-71%
2529
21%
1353
-36%
1822
-13%
2050 (1598 - 2367, n=21)
-2%
Score Read
1119
658
-41%
1133
1%
1121
0%
1121
0%
1790
60%
1456 (843 - 1864, n=21)
30%
Access Time Write *
0.029
0.035
-21%
0.175
-503%
0.028
3%
0.032
-10%
0.041
-41%
0.0555 (0.024 - 0.112, n=21)
-91%
Access Time Read *
0.04
0.154
-285%
0.16
-300%
0.05
-25%
0.058
-45%
0.046
-15%
0.0523 (0.035 - 0.076, n=21)
-31%
4K-64 Write
1851.92
780
-58%
447.78
-76%
2262.38
22%
1125.32
-39%
1494.12
-19%
1719 (1311 - 2007, n=21)
-7%
4K-64 Read
850.09
450
-47%
904.9
6%
849.59
0%
858.92
1%
1475.37
74%
1179 (585 - 1601, n=21)
39%
4K Write
123.47
110.5
-11%
90.12
-27%
132.19
7%
119.03
-4%
94.71
-23%
129 (96.5 - 189, n=21)
4%
4K Read
54.98
42.8
-22%
44.5
-19%
42.56
-23%
49.34
-10%
48.28
-12%
53.6 (47.6 - 60.3, n=21)
-3%
Seq Write
1226
615
-50%
700.43
-43%
1343
10%
1086.6
-11%
2330
90%
2021 (1226 - 2724, n=21)
65%
Seq Read
2138
1649
-23%
1836.8
-14%
2291
7%
2124.92
-1%
2661
24%
2231 (1658 - 2844, n=21)
4%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-50% / -54%
-60% / -66%
7% / 7%
10% / 12%
12% / 12%
10% / 9%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3566.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2889.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 393.24 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 423.73 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2152.94 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2001.75 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 38.28 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 88.11 MB/s

DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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: Ø3455 (2611.56-3504.64)

GPU Performance - Radeon RX Vega 6

GPU-Z Radeon RX Vega 6
GPU-Z Radeon RX Vega 6

The AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U is equipped with the integrated graphics unit Radeon RX Vega 6. Compared to previous versions of the Vega 6, the core clock is now much higher (1500 vs. 1100 MHz), but the performance of our test unit is throttled due to the single-channel memory configuration. As soon as we add the second memory module, there are performance gains between 30% and 44% (see table) depending on the benchmark. Intel's iGPUs from the Comet Lake chips (which are still used for business laptops right now) are much slower.

The performance of the iGPU remains stable under sustained workloads; the device easily passes the Fire Strike stress test at 99.4%. There is no performance reduction on battery, either.

Benchmark Single-Channel RAM Dual-Channel RAM Difference
3DMark 11 Graphics 3608 4711 +30%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics 2228 3217 +44%
3DMark Time Spy Graphics 661 884 +33%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
5399 Points ∼100% +50%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (3401 - 4713, n=14)
4075 Points ∼75% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
3608 Points ∼67%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
3535 Points ∼65% -2%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
3517 Points ∼65% -3%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10310U
1878 Points ∼35% -48%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1757 Points ∼33% -51%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5472, n=725)
1441 Points ∼27% -60%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (650 - 932, n=15)
788 Points ∼100% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
693 Points ∼88% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
661 Points ∼84%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
650 Points ∼82% -2%
Average of class Office
  (76 - 1164, n=102)
527 Points ∼67% -20%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10310U
374 Points ∼47% -43%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
358 Points ∼45% -46%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
3593 Points ∼100% +61%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (2122 - 3239, n=15)
2620 Points ∼73% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
2344 Points ∼65% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
2228 Points ∼62%
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
2131 Points ∼59% -4%
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10310U
1148 Points ∼32% -48%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=541)
1105 Points ∼31% -50%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1033 Points ∼29% -54%
3DMark 11 Performance
3754 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2018 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
758 points
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Gaming Performance

An office laptop like the T14 is obviously not a gaming machine, but simple titles actually run smoothly at low settings. A second memory module once again improves the performance noticeably, which is also shown by the following table.

Benchmark Single-Channel RAM Dual-Channel RAM Difference
Witcher 3 Low 39 FPS 60 FPS +54%
Far Cry 5 Low 27 FPS 42 FPS +56%
F1 2020 Low 50 FPS 74 FPS +48%
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 39 12.5 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 88.5 67.1 33.7 31.3 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 36.1 26.8 24.5 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 27 13 12 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 50 25 fps

Emissions - Quiet fan and high temperatures

System Noise

Fan with two heat pipes
Fan with two heat pipes

Similar to the Intel model of the ThinkPad T14 as well as the ThinkPad T14s, the fan of our AMD-based review unit is pretty restrained and stays very quiet even under full load. All in all, all three systems are very similar in our measurements, so Lenovo still favors a quiet fan noise for its business laptops. We did not notice any other electronic sounds during our review period.

Noise Level

Idle
29.3 / 29.3 / 30.3 dB(A)
Load
31.3 / 33 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM-1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.3 dB(A)
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
Noise
12%
3%
1%
-2%
off / environment *
29.3
25.4
13%
24.9
15%
29.2
-0%
29.6
-1%
Idle Minimum *
29.3
25.4
13%
24.9
15%
29.2
-0%
29.6
-1%
Idle Average *
29.3
25.4
13%
24.9
15%
29.2
-0%
29.6
-1%
Idle Maximum *
30.3
25.4
16%
24.9
18%
29.6
2%
29.6
2%
Load Average *
31.3
29.6
5%
38.7
-24%
30.2
4%
33.5
-7%
Witcher 3 ultra *
33
32.3
2%
Load Maximum *
33
29.5
11%
39.2
-19%
32.3
2%
33.5
-2%

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.728.531.630.931.62529.328.62526.728.13133.728.528.326.327.24030.828.226.726.727.65027.125.925.827.8296327.223.424.324.1268025.223.323.723.724.510023.823.824.223.423.612523.123.223.522.722.816022.822.423.423.323.120022.121.921.621.922.325022.922.822.222.322.531521.621.82121.220.840021.120.820.520.520.850021.220.62019.619.863021.420.319.91919.580021.620.519.818.418.6100022.62119.41818125022.820.419.317.517.5160022.920.618.916.716.7200021.419.21816.716.4250022.219.618.11616.4315021.418.917.215.915.8400020.217.616.515.815.7500017.816.316.115.615.9630016.315.915.715.815.9800015.915.915.715.615.71000015.715.615.715.615.71250015.415.415.515.415.41600015.215.215.315.215.2SPL3331.330.329.329.3N1.81.51.41.21.3median 21.4median 20.4median 19.3median 17.5median 17.5Delta2.61.92.52.42.3hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

However, the quiet fan noise results in high surface temperatures under load, even though the results are lower compared to the T14 with the Intel CPU. We can still measure almost 60 °C at the bottom and 50 °C at the top of the base unit in our stress test. These temperatures are just too high for an office laptop and you should definitely not put the device on your lap when you stress it.

Similar to pure CPU stress, the power consumption of the APU quickly levels off at 23 W and stays there. This results in a CPU clock of 6x ~2.4 GHz and ~700 MHz for the iGPU.

Max. Load
 37.5 °C
100 F
40.9 °C
106 F
47.9 °C
118 F
 
 36.1 °C
97 F
40.7 °C
105 F
49.2 °C
121 F
 
 29.8 °C
86 F
32.4 °C
90 F
33.5 °C
92 F
 
Maximum: 49.2 °C = 121 F
Average: 38.7 °C = 102 F
55.3 °C
132 F
59.2 °C
139 F
41.7 °C
107 F
48.1 °C
119 F
47.8 °C
118 F
38.8 °C
102 F
28.1 °C
83 F
28.7 °C
84 F
26.5 °C
80 F
Maximum: 59.2 °C = 139 F
Average: 41.6 °C = 107 F
Power Supply (max.)  33.5 °C = 92 F | Room Temperature 20.4 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.7 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 49.2 °C / 121 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 59.2 °C / 139 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.9 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (33.5 °C / 92.3 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28 °C / 82.4 F (-5.5 °C / -9.9 F).
Surface temperatures stress test (top)
Surface temperatures stress test (top)
Surface temperatures stress test (bottom)
Surface temperatures stress test (bottom)

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.933.82526.727.13126.326.74026.725.75027.826.16324.123.28023.723.910023.426.812522.728.516023.338.220021.944.725022.349.531521.249.640020.556.150019.661.5630196380018.462.310001859.2125017.558.4160016.759.7200016.758.925001659.9315015.958.3400015.853.6500015.652.7630015.853.4800015.648.11000015.6491250015.450.11600015.236.8SPL29.370.2N1.226.3median 17.5median 53.4Delta2.47.429.233.529.233403331.436.131.427.730.627.728.328.528.322.925.922.923.324.223.327.720.627.737.518.937.540.516.140.54016.64045.313.645.355.413.155.460.812.160.859.511.459.560.811.660.859.611.759.661.111.461.159.41259.463.31263.364.812.664.866.213.166.267.813.267.863.81463.862.914.162.961.114.161.163.21563.260.315.260.361.71561.759.715.459.775.625.475.635.80.735.8median 60.8median 13.6median 60.85.91.45.923.124.223.129.831.429.831.232.631.229.426.229.424.329.224.324.724.524.735.119.235.146.915.246.95114.55145.613.645.646.913.546.950.211.150.253.510.853.558.610.858.662.910.462.966.210.966.273.610.473.673.21173.267.611.467.670.611.570.674.311.874.374.712.474.771.813.171.873.513.573.568.713.868.774.414.174.477.514.477.576.21576.274.615.774.665.214.865.285.124.985.162.60.662.6median 68.7median 13.1median 68.79.31.69.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EADell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (70.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 54% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 34% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 54% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (67.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 1.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 18% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 76% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 12% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 85% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.46 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.2% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 17% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 19% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 77% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management - AMD ThinkPad with increased power consumption

Power Consumption

Our idle measurements show that Lenovo still has to improve the power consumption of the AMD ThinkPad. Similar to the T14s, the results are higher compared to the Intel counterparts. HP's EliteBook 845 G7 with the AMD APU, for example, is also more than 2 W more efficient in our idle min scenario (where the maximum display brightness is not relevant). The included 65 W power adapter is completely sufficient, even during the stress test.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 0.95 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5.8 / 8.3 / 11 Watt
Load midlight 39.5 / 40.8 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6 R4000, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6 R4000, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
i5-10310U, UHD Graphics 620, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe, a-Si IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00, IPS , 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, Lite-On CA5-8D512, LTPS IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
R5 PRO 3500U, Vega 8, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
 
Average of class Office
 
Power Consumption
29%
19%
-0%
-1%
5%
12%
-18%
Idle Minimum *
5.8
3.1
47%
2.9
50%
5.7
2%
3.2
45%
5.1
12%
3.7 (0 - 5.8, n=14)
36%
7.33 (1.3 - 32, n=1036)
-26%
Idle Average *
8.3
5.6
33%
4.5
46%
8.9
-7%
6.1
27%
7.7
7%
6.4 (0 - 8.4, n=14)
23%
11.1 (3.7 - 42, n=1036)
-34%
Idle Maximum *
11
8.6
22%
7.4
33%
11
-0%
10.4
5%
10.7
3%
9.06 (6 - 11, n=14)
18%
13.5 (4.8 - 67, n=1036)
-23%
Load Average *
39.5
28.4
28%
34.6
12%
38.2
3%
45.6
-15%
35.8
9%
35.9 (27.6 - 48, n=14)
9%
37.2 (7.43 - 99.3, n=1021)
6%
Load Maximum *
40.8
35.4
13%
60
-47%
40.2
1%
68.6
-68%
43.2
-6%
50.9 (35.4 - 67.1, n=14)
-25%
46.3 (12.2 - 129, n=1023)
-13%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The battery capacity (50 Wh) is identical to the Intel SKU, but the battery runtime is shorter due to the higher consumption values. About 8.5 hours in the Wi-Fi test (or 7.5 hours at full brightness, respectively) is not a bad result for the AMD T14, but the Intel T14 lasts much longer at 11 and 8:13 hours. However, the AMD model is ahead in the video test, so it looks like the iGPU is more efficient than the Intel counterpart. Both versions will drain the battery in about 70 minutes under load.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 86.0.622.63)
8h 22min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness (Edge 86.0.622.63)
7h 22min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
11h 37min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 11min
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6 R4000, 50 Wh
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6 R4000, 56 Wh
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
i5-10310U, UHD Graphics 620, 68 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7, 57 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 50 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad T495-20NKS01Y00
R5 PRO 3500U, Vega 8, 50 Wh
Average of class Office
 
Battery Runtime
40%
57%
38%
10%
17%
-1%
Reader / Idle
972
592 (101 - 3537, n=822)
H.264
697
571
-18%
910
31%
792
14%
624
-10%
708
2%
457 (139 - 910, n=213)
-34%
WiFi v1.3
502
734
46%
823
64%
612
22%
661
32%
544
8%
432 (105 - 1124, n=421)
-14%
Load
71
137
93%
125
76%
127
79%
76
7%
100
41%
102 (37 - 259, n=797)
44%

Pros

+ robust chassis
+ good connectivity with HDMI 2.0
+ AMD T14 is more powerful (CPU & iGPU)
+ very comfortable input devices
+ bright & high-contrast LowPower 1080p screen
+ runs quiet
+ Wi-Fi 6
+ three-year warranty

Cons

- no full-size SD-card reader anymore
- test unit only with single-channel RAM
- no Thunderbolt 3
- case is hard to open
- high surface temperatures under load
- 4K display not for the AMD T14

Verdict - The T14 is also better with AMD APU

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad T14 AMD. Test model courtesy of Campuspoint.
In review: Lenovo ThinkPad T14 AMD. Test model courtesy of Campuspoint.

Similar to many other ThinkPad models, the T14 with the AMD processor also left a better impression during our review compared to the Intel counterpart. The battery runtime is a bit worse and Thunderbolt 3 is missing as well, but you get HDMI 2.0 in return and the AMD APU is just much more powerful. The performance gap would be even larger if our review unit was equipped with dual-channel memory or the faster Ryzen 7 Pro processor. The lack of the glossy 4K screen for the AMD ThinkPad T14 is not a big deal in our opinion. 

The ThinkPad T14 with the AMD processor leaves a good impression in our review and offers much more CPU and GPU performance for a lower price. All in all, it is the better all-rounder for the office.

The AMD model has two more advantages. Lenovo uses the Pro versions of AMD's processors, so you get extended security features. These are available on Intel chips as well, but you will have to pay extra to get processors with vPro support. Then there is the price, because a comparable Intel version of the T14 is about 300 Euros (~$357) more expensive.

The T14 AMD definitely gets our recommendation, even though the T14s AMD is an even better package and stays the best office laptop you can get from Lenovo right now.

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Chassis
85 / 98 → 86%
Keyboard
93%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
73 / 80 → 92%
Weight
69 / 20-75 → 90%
Battery
85%
Display
90%
Games Performance
56 / 78 → 71%
Application Performance
90 / 95 → 95%
Temperature
85%
Noise
97%
Audio
61%
Camera
32 / 85 → 38%
Average
77%
89%
Office - Weighted Average

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Andreas Osthoff, 2020-11-17 (Update: 2020-11-18)
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Editor of the original article: Andreas Osthoff - Managing Editor Business Notebooks
I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.