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Lenovo ThinkPad T15g Laptop Review: A Gaming ThinkPad or a mobile workstation?

GeForce Super instead of Quadro. The ThinkPad T15g is a new product for Lenovo. You might think the designation as well as the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q GPU indicate a gaming device, but it is a mobile workstation without a Quadro GPU. Is the T15g is a good choice if you do not need ISV certifications?
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Lenovo's current naming scheme can be pretty confusing. Our test unit, the ThinkPad T15g for example, has nothing in common with the regular ThinkPad T15 or the T15p. The ThinkPad T15g is basically the mobile workstation ThinkPad P15, but it lacks the Quadro GPU and therefore the ISV certifications. It is therefore not a gaming notebook (which you might think when you see the T15g designation), but a mobile workstation with a regular GeForce GPU from Nvidia. We want to find out whether the T15g is a good choice when you do not need the (expensive) ISV certifications and have a bigger focus on 3D or VR applications.

Our test unit has the designation 20UR000GGE for about 2900 Euros and is equipped with a Core i7 processor from Intel, a 1080p panel with HDR400 support, Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, 32 GB RAM, and a 512 GB SSD. Customers with access to Lenovo's campus program can save around 300 Euros.

Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Processor
Intel Core i7-10750H 6 x 2.6 - 5 GHz, 107 W PL2 / Short Burst, 90 W PL1 / Sustained, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 1695 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, 80 W TDP, 461.40, Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-3200, Dual-Channel, 2/4 Slots, max. 128 GB
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, N156HCE-GN1, IPS, glossy: no, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel WM490 (Comet Lake PCH-H)
Storage
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG), 512 GB 
, 432 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-H - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Stereo, Card Reader: SD UHS-II, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 31.45 x 375.4 x 252.3 ( = 1.24 x 14.78 x 9.93 in)
Battery
94 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 6-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 230W PSU, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
2.8 kg ( = 98.77 oz / 6.17 pounds), Power Supply: 976 g ( = 34.43 oz / 2.15 pounds)
Price
2800 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
03/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
2.8 kg31.45 mm15.60"1920x1080
88 %
08/2020
Dell Precision 7550
W-10885M, Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
2.8 kg27.36 mm15.60"3840x2160
90 %
01/2021
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
W-10885M, Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
2.4 kg25.9 mm15.60"3840x2160
86 %
11/2020
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
2.2 kg23 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - Classic workstation

The T15g is not a slim and portable workstation like the ThinkPad T15g. Just like the similarly constructed ThinkPad P15, the T15g is a conventional mobile workstation with a bulky and high chassis (more than 3.5 cm high with support feet). The design itself does not offer any surprises, because you still get the typical black ThinkPad design. Once you open the lid, however, the device appears pretty outdated due to the massive display bezels. The lid would easily accommodate a 16-inch panel (16:10).

The advantage of the bulky construction is definitely the stability. Lenovo uses a plastic glass-fiber combination for both the base unit as well as the lid. The base in particular is very sturdy and cannot be twisted or pushed in. The keyboard is also very sturdy and does not flex even under a lot of pressure. The lid itself is a bit more flexible when you twist it, but there are no problems and we cannot provoke any picture distortions. The two hinges keep the display well in position and allow a maximum opening angle of more than 180 degrees, but you can still open the lid with one hand.

If we compare the ThinkPad with workstations from Dell and HP, the T15g is clearly the biggest device. You should also consider the bulky power adapter with a weight of almost 1 kg when you transport the notebook.

Size Comparison

375.4 mm / 14.8 inch 252.3 mm / 9.93 inch 31.45 mm / 1.238 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 242 mm / 9.53 inch 27.36 mm / 1.077 inch 2.8 kg6.23 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 242.5 mm / 9.55 inch 25.9 mm / 1.02 inch 2.4 kg5.37 lbs359.8 mm / 14.2 inch 243 mm / 9.57 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.2 kg4.83 lbs

Connectivity - T15g with Thunderbolt 3

There is definitely no lack of space at the edges of the T15g and you get plenty of ports, even though the port layout is not ideal. The majority of ports is located at the center of the rear, including all USB-C ports. We would have liked to see at least one USB-C port at one of the sides to attach an external drive, for example. All three USB-C ports can also be used to attach external displays (2x DisplayPort Alt 1.4, 1x DisplayPort Alt 1.2) and there is a full-size HDMI 2.0 output. All in all, the T15g can drive 5 individual displays (internal + 4 external).

Left side: HDMI 2.0, USB-A (3.2 Gen.1), SIM-card, 3.5 mm stereo jack
Left side: HDMI 2.0, USB-A (3.2 Gen.1), SIM-card, 3.5 mm stereo jack
Right side: SmartCard reader, SD reader, USB-A (3.2 Gen.1), Kensington
Right side: SmartCard reader, SD reader, USB-A (3.2 Gen.1), Kensington
Rear: RJ45, USB-C (3.2 Gen2, DisplayPort ALT-Mode 1.2), 2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C 3.2 Gen2, DisplayPort ALT-Mode 1.4), power
Rear: RJ45, USB-C (3.2 Gen2, DisplayPort ALT-Mode 1.2), 2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C 3.2 Gen2, DisplayPort ALT-Mode 1.4), power

SDCardreader

The T15g has a full-size SD reader. We measure transfer speeds of around 200 MB/s with our reference card from Toshiba (Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II).

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
192 MB/s ∼100%
Dell Precision 7550
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
188.2 MB/s ∼98% -2%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
170 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Average of class Workstation
  (26.5 - 220, n=27, last 2 years)
144 MB/s ∼75% -25%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81 MB/s ∼42% -58%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
206.5 MB/s ∼100% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
199 MB/s ∼96%
Dell Precision 7550
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
196.4 MB/s ∼95% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (31.6 - 244, n=25, last 2 years)
169 MB/s ∼82% -15%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
90 MB/s ∼44% -55%

Communication - Wi-Fi 6 and WWAN-ready

The ThinkPad T15g is equipped with Intel's AX201 module with Wi-Fi 6 support. The transfer rates in our test with the router Netgear Nighthawk RAX120 are very good. It is also WWAN ready since the necessary antennas are already implemented.

Replaceable Wi-Fi module
Replaceable Wi-Fi module
The antennas for a WWAN module are prepared.
The antennas for a WWAN module are prepared.
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1650 MBit/s ∼100% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1534 (1443min - 1614max) MBit/s ∼93%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1316 (579min - 1479max) MBit/s ∼80% -14%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=201)
1242 MBit/s ∼75% -19%
Average of class Workstation
  (540 - 1557, n=37, last 2 years)
1132 MBit/s ∼69% -26%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
876 (448min - 896max) MBit/s ∼53% -43%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1438 (728min - 1515max) MBit/s ∼100%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1230 MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=201)
1140 MBit/s ∼79% -21%
Average of class Workstation
  (339 - 1642, n=37, last 2 years)
1073 MBit/s ∼75% -25%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1011 (507min - 1065max) MBit/s ∼70% -30%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
843 (792min - 896max) MBit/s ∼59% -41%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1533 (1443-1614)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1414 (728-1515)

Webcam

ColorChecker
5.8 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
2 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
1 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE: 7.47 ∆E min: 0.95 - max: 13.82 ∆E

Security

A look at the security features also shows that the ThinkPad T15g is a mobile workstation. In addition to common features like the TPM module and the fingerprint scanner, our review unit is also equipped with a SmartCard reader.

Maintenance

There is a maintenance hatch at the bottom, which is only secured by a single Philips screw. It reveals two M.2-2280 slots for SSDs and two of the four memory slots, so an expansion is very simple. The other two memory slots (under an additional cover), and the optional WWAN module (antennas are prepared) are sitting underneath the keyboard, which is very simple. We recommend Lenovo's Hardware Maintenance Manual, where all the necessary steps are described.

Maintenance hatch with access to 2x RAM and 2x M.2-SSD
Maintenance hatch with access to 2x RAM and 2x M.2-SSD
Internal layout
Internal layout
RAM, WWAN, and Wi-Fi module underneath the keyboard
RAM, WWAN, and Wi-Fi module underneath the keyboard
The two RAM slots have an additional cover.
The two RAM slots have an additional cover.

Input Devices - Keyboard with weaknesses

Keyboard

We can keep it short in this section because the keyboard is basically identical compared to the ThinkPad P53. It offers 1.8 mm key travel and a very rich typing experience, so it is great for longer texts. The only problem is the lower left corner of the keyboard, which is a it clattery. We noticed the same issue on our review unit of the ThinkPad P15, so it seems to be a general issue. The keyboard offers a two-stage white background illumination.

Input Devices
Input Devices
Keyboard illumination
Keyboard illumination

Touchpad & TrackPoint

You can use both the touchpad as well as the Trackpoint and its dedicated buttons for cursor movements. The touchpad size is sufficient for gestures with up to four fingers and we did not notice any problems. The dedicated mouse buttons could have a slightly richer key stroke. Compared to the previous model, the dedicated mouse buttons for the touchpad were removed.

Display - ThinkPad mit HDR400

Subpixel layout
Subpixel layout
Visible backlight bleeding
Visible backlight bleeding

Lenovo uses a 15.6-inch IPS panel with the 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). The subjective picture impression is good, but bright areas appear a bit grainy. The manufacturer advertises a brightness of 500 cd/m², but we can only confirm this value in the center of the screen. The other results a re a bit lower, which results in an average brightness of ~475 cd/m². The black value is still okay at 0.34 cd/m², which results in a very good contrast ratio of almost 1500:1.

The response times are okay for an IPS screen, but this once again shows this is not a dedicated gaming laptops. PWM flickering is detectable at brightness levels of 50% or lower, but the frequency is very high at 26 kHz an should not cause any issues. You can see backlight bleeding on dark backgrounds and high brightness levels.

482
cd/m²
488
cd/m²
477
cd/m²
476
cd/m²
504
cd/m²
471
cd/m²
468
cd/m²
462
cd/m²
455
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
N156HCE-GN1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 504 cd/m² Average: 475.9 cd/m² Minimum: 12 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 503 cd/m²
Contrast: 1482:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.9 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 1.3
ΔE Greyscale 4.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
90.8% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 57.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.25
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
N156HCE-GN1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Dell Precision 7550
AU Optronics B156ZAN, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.60
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
LG Philips LGD0661, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.60
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Response Times
-69%
-81%
30%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38 (18.4, 19.6)
51.2 (24.4, 26.8)
-35%
56 (27.6, 28.4)
-47%
15.2 (7.6, 7.6)
60%
Response Time Black / White *
16.8 (6, 10.8)
34 (20, 14)
-102%
36 (20.4, 15.6)
-114%
10.4 (5.2, 5.2)
38%
PWM Frequency
26040 (50)
23580 (25)
-9%
Screen
-28%
-9%
-4%
Brightness middle
504
473.5
-6%
672.8
33%
308
-39%
Brightness
476
461
-3%
674
42%
284
-40%
Brightness Distribution
90
90
0%
89
-1%
87
-3%
Black Level *
0.34
0.55
-62%
0.5
-47%
0.32
6%
Contrast
1482
861
-42%
1346
-9%
963
-35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.9
4.8
-66%
3.48
-20%
2.45
16%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.1
8.73
-23%
9.44
-33%
7.74
-9%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.3
3.08
-137%
3.03
-133%
0.83
36%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.3
5.6
-30%
3.1
28%
3.9
9%
Gamma
2.25 98%
2.34 94%
2.04 108%
2.211 100%
CCT
7265 89%
7549 86%
6380 102%
7434 87%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
57.7
86.4
50%
75.2
30%
69
20%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
90.8
99.7
10%
100
10%
91
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-49% / -34%
-45% / -20%
13% / 4%

* ... smaller is better

The calibration is not perfect ex-works. Our analysis with the professional CalMAN software and the X-Rite i1 Pro 2 spectrophotometer shows a slight blue cast in combination with a slightly too cool color temperature. Some of the colors also have a deviation >3.

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

The performance is much better after our calibration. The blue cast is gone and the maximum brightness only dropped a bit. The color performance improved as well and only one value is above 3. This means the panel is basically capable of picture/video editing, but the sRGB color gamut is not fully covered.

vs. sRGB: 90.8 %
vs. sRGB: 90.8 %
vs. AdobeRGB: 57.7 %
vs. AdobeRGB: 57.7 %

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
16.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 10.8 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 22 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.4 ms rise
↘ 19.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 38 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 26040 Hz ≤ 50 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 26040 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 50 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 26040 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9715 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

Thanks to the matte surface and the good brightness, you can use the T15g comfortably outdoors as long as you avoid direct reflections from light sources. There is no criticism for the viewing angle stability of the IPS panel.

In the sun
In the sun
In the sun
In the sun
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - ThinkPad with Core i7 and a lot of RAM

Processor - Core i7-10750H with 6 cores

You still get the familiar Intel Coffee Lake processors from Intel, which are still manufactured in a 14nm process. Lenovo is very generous with the power limits at 107/90W, and the T15g can maintain this level under sustained workloads. The Core i7-10750H (6 cores) runs at the full 4.2 GHz at 90W.

The benchmark results are okay, but the 8 core CPUs from Intel and especially the AMD processor are more powerful. The performance of the CPU is slightly reduced on battery power (70W, 3.8-4.0 GHz), which results in a deficit of around ~10%.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1310 (1295.25-1332.31)
Dell Precision 7550 Intel Xeon W-10885M: Ø1606 (1577.91-1652.14)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 Intel Xeon W-10885M: Ø1573 (1552.67-1628.27)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 Intel Xeon W-10885M: Ø1079 (1047.23-1088.67)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1602 (1581.78-1657.55)
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE Intel Core i7-9850H: Ø1114 (1097.03-1230.35)
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3060, 5800H) AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø2008 (1984.42-2021.94)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R05E AMD Ryzen 5 5600H: Ø1515 (1493.48-1573.63)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R23: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
502 Points ∼100% +3%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
499 Points ∼99% +2%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
488 Points ∼97% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
487 Points ∼97%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
478 Points ∼95% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (431 - 504, n=42)
473 Points ∼94% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (374 - 581, n=34, last 2 years)
470 Points ∼94% -3%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
4176 Points ∼100% +45%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
3930 Points ∼94% +37%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
3835 Points ∼92% +34%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
2727 Points ∼65% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
2871 Points ∼69%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1749 - 3325, n=42)
2845 Points ∼68% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (988 - 4161, n=35, last 2 years)
2719 Points ∼65% -5%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
211 Points ∼100% +5%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
209 Points ∼99% +4%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
208 Points ∼99% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
201 Points ∼95%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
199 Points ∼94% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (184 - 213, n=44)
197 Points ∼93% -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (155 - 225, n=40, last 2 years)
194 Points ∼92% -3%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
1658 (1581.78min - 1657.55max) Points ∼100% +24%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1652 (1577.91min - 1652.14max) Points ∼100% +24%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1628 (1552.67min - 1628.27max) Points ∼98% +22%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1089 (1047.23min - 1088.67max) Points ∼66% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
1332 (1295.25min - 1332.31max) Points ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (804 - 1418, n=49)
1261 Points ∼76% -5%
Average of class Workstation
  (452 - 1726, n=42, last 2 years)
1183 Points ∼71% -11%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Workstation
  (273 - 881, n=32, last 2 years)
466 Seconds * ∼100% -38%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
412 Seconds * ∼88% -22%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (322 - 587, n=42)
390 Seconds * ∼84% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
337 Seconds * ∼72%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
281 Seconds * ∼60% +17%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
267 Seconds * ∼57% +21%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
5703 MIPS ∼100% +8%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
5495 MIPS ∼96% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
5301 MIPS ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (4504 - 5470, n=42)
5118 MIPS ∼90% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (4417 - 5703, n=33, last 2 years)
5078 MIPS ∼89% -4%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
5071 MIPS ∼89% -4%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
48525 MIPS ∼100% +30%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
48044 MIPS ∼99% +29%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
37337 MIPS ∼77%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
36204 MIPS ∼75% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (26040 - 37345, n=42)
33875 MIPS ∼70% -9%
Average of class Workstation
  (16182 - 48730, n=33, last 2 years)
32518 MIPS ∼67% -13%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1340 Points ∼100% +3%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1331 Points ∼99% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
1306 Points ∼97%
Average of class Workstation
  (1124 - 1551, n=25, last 2 years)
1279 Points ∼95% -2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
1270 Points ∼95% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1114 - 1333, n=42)
1264 Points ∼94% -3%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
8378 Points ∼100% +26%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
7796 Points ∼93% +17%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
6948 Points ∼83% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
6674 Points ∼80%
Average of class Workstation
  (3852 - 8491, n=26, last 2 years)
6373 Points ∼76% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (4443 - 6674, n=42)
6134 Points ∼73% -8%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
13.7 fps ∼100% +26%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
13.1 fps ∼96% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
10.9 fps ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (5.54 - 11.6, n=42)
9.6 fps ∼70% -12%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
8.89 fps ∼65% -18%
Average of class Workstation
  (4.2 - 13.6, n=32, last 2 years)
8.86 fps ∼65% -19%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
58.1 s * ∼100% -21%
Average of class Workstation
  (43 - 106, n=24, last 2 years)
56.2 s * ∼97% -17%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (43.1 - 99.2, n=42)
53.5 s * ∼92% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
48.1 s * ∼83%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
46.5 s * ∼80% +3%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
45.3 s * ∼78% +6%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (0.578 - 0.708, n=41)
0.611 sec * ∼100% -3%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.61 sec * ∼100% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.551 - 0.695, n=23, last 2 years)
0.607 sec * ∼99% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.591 sec * ∼97%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
0.57 sec * ∼93% +4%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
0.551 sec * ∼90% +7%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1300 Points ∼100% +7%
Average of class Workstation
  (1162 - 1300, n=9, last 2 years)
1245 Points ∼96% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1136 - 1271, n=15)
1221 Points ∼94% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
1217 Points ∼94%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
8585 Points ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (4239 - 10074, n=9, last 2 years)
7517 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (4807 - 8585, n=15)
7074 Points ∼82% -18%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
6893 (6336.38min - 6892.81max) Points ∼80% -20%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1332 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
145 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
201 Points
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System Performance

The T15g is a very fast system and we did not notice any problems during our review period. Our synthetic benchmarks confirm the high performance impression.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
8274 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
7688 Points ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (6912 - 8274, n=2)
7593 Points ∼92% -8%
Dell Precision 7550
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, SK Hynix PC601A NVMe 1TB
7360 Points ∼89% -11%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
7269 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Workstation
  (2329 - 10441, n=37, last 2 years)
5618 Points ∼68% -32%
Productivity
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
8077 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (7415 - 8077, n=2)
7746 Points ∼96% -4%
Dell Precision 7550
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, SK Hynix PC601A NVMe 1TB
7735 Points ∼96% -4%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
7534 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Workstation
  (3998 - 8877, n=37, last 2 years)
7438 Points ∼92% -8%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
7384 Points ∼91% -9%
Essentials
Dell Precision 7550
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, SK Hynix PC601A NVMe 1TB
9811 Points ∼100% +7%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
9783 Points ∼100% +7%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9530 Points ∼97% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (9185 - 9209, n=2)
9197 Points ∼94% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
9185 Points ∼94%
Average of class Workstation
  (5223 - 10829, n=37, last 2 years)
9154 Points ∼93% 0%
Score
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
6093 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
5933 Points ∼97% -3%
Dell Precision 7550
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, SK Hynix PC601A NVMe 1TB
5904 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (5581 - 6093, n=2)
5837 Points ∼96% -4%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5733 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Workstation
  (2817 - 6939, n=37, last 2 years)
5159 Points ∼85% -15%
PCMark 10 Score
6093 points
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DPC Latency

Our DPC Latency test with the T15g reveals some issues and the device is not suited for real-time audio applications.

LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell Precision 7550
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, SK Hynix PC601A NVMe 1TB
10043.1 μs * ∼100% -139%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4201.6 μs * ∼42%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
3260.4 μs * ∼32% +22%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
628.2 μs * ∼6% +85%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices - 2x M.2-2280

2x M.2-2280 slots underneath the maintenance hatch
2x M.2-2280 slots underneath the maintenance hatch

The ThinkPad T15g offers two full M.2-2280 slots for SSDs, which are easily accessible via maintenance hatch. The previous model still had three slots. The SSDs are still attached via PCIe-x4 3.0; PCIe 4.0 is not supported yet. Our test unit is equipped with a 512 GB NVMe-SSD from SK Hynix with decent benchmark results. After the initial setup, you can use 432 GB for your own files/applications.

Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
Dell Precision 7550
SK Hynix PC601A NVMe 1TB
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
Average SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-12%
1%
18%
-17%
Write 4K
153.96
121
-21%
114.1
-26%
182.6
19%
143 (114 - 202, n=10)
-7%
Read 4K
46.01
42.16
-8%
57.18
24%
53.51
16%
45.3 (41.4 - 50.5, n=10)
-2%
Write Seq
2560.56
2150
-16%
2580
1%
3035
19%
1514 (635 - 2561, n=10)
-41%
Read Seq
1799.3
1755
-2%
2527
40%
2520
40%
1758 (1274 - 2065, n=10)
-2%
Write 4K Q32T1
452.23
395.3
-13%
480.2
6%
523.8
16%
425 (287 - 681, n=10)
-6%
Read 4K Q32T1
570.25
381.8
-33%
387.6
-32%
617.4
8%
459 (261 - 754, n=10)
-20%
Write Seq Q32T1
2736.4
2730
0%
2996
9%
3316
21%
1531 (662 - 2736, n=10)
-44%
Read Seq Q32T1
3467.6
3468
0%
2853
-18%
3548
2%
2895 (2515 - 3473, n=10)
-17%
AS SSD
-44%
-37%
15%
-39%
Copy Game MB/s
1670.41
1476.6
-12%
440.8
-74%
837 (362 - 1670, n=9)
-50%
Copy Program MB/s
728.33
627.09
-14%
123.31
-83%
470 (333 - 728, n=9)
-35%
Copy ISO MB/s
2489.27
1768.18
-29%
2779.26
12%
1286 (757 - 2489, n=9)
-48%
Score Total
5185
3801
-27%
4770
-8%
6152
19%
2787 (1951 - 5185, n=11)
-46%
Score Write
2309
1762
-24%
2253
-2%
2708
17%
1188 (677 - 2309, n=11)
-49%
Score Read
1914
1373
-28%
1687
-12%
2291
20%
1089 (860 - 1914, n=11)
-43%
Access Time Write *
0.026
0.106
-308%
0.099
-281%
0.025
4%
0.0485 (0.026 - 0.07, n=11)
-87%
Access Time Read *
0.07
0.069
1%
0.046
34%
0.035
50%
0.0491 (0.043 - 0.07, n=11)
30%
4K-64 Write
1922.32
1537.04
-20%
2012.49
5%
2307.08
20%
956 (486 - 1922, n=11)
-50%
4K-64 Read
1569.4
1128.12
-28%
1419.72
-10%
1937.57
23%
819 (623 - 1569, n=11)
-48%
4K Write
144.56
105.49
-27%
110.83
-23%
144.99
0%
119 (97.9 - 148, n=11)
-18%
4K Read
55.58
42.31
-24%
54.84
-1%
56.58
2%
43.2 (24 - 55.6, n=11)
-22%
Seq Write
2424
1192.77
-51%
1295.71
-47%
2559.07
6%
1137 (680 - 2424, n=11)
-53%
Seq Read
2889
2027.61
-30%
2127.46
-26%
2969.9
3%
2266 (1596 - 3012, n=11)
-22%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-28% / -32%
-18% / -23%
17% / 16%
-28% / -31%

* ... smaller is better

SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3467.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2736.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 570.25 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 452.23 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1799.3 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2560.56 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 46.01 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 153.96 MB/s

DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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: Ø3305 (2838.29-3466.59)

GPU Performance - T15g with GeForce RTX Super

GPU-Z Intel
GPU-Z Intel
GPU-Z Nvidia
GPU-Z Nvidia

Lenovo uses the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q. It is the slowest version with a TGP of 80W, so the performance is slightly below our expectations. The RTX 2070 Super Max-Q is roughly comparable to the professional RTX 4000 Max-Q in the ThinkPad P15. The maximum core clock in the benchmarks is ~1700 MHz.

The performance of the GPU is stable even during sustained workloads; the demanding 3DMark Time Spy stress test is passed at 97%.

The performance and the power consumption are significantly reduced on battery power (1170 MHz @30W), which reduces the performance by around 66% (Time Spy Graphics: 7142 vs. 2359 points). Simple workloads are handled by the integrated UHD Graphics of the processor.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i7-10875H
28207 Points ∼100% +16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (24244 - 28900, n=10)
27104 Points ∼96% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
27002 Points ∼96% +11%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
26369 Points ∼93% +9%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
26242 Points ∼93% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
24244 Points ∼86%
MSI WE75 9TK
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
20542 Points ∼73% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
17569 Points ∼62% -28%
Average of class Workstation
  (3870 - 32999, n=39, last 2 years)
16406 Points ∼58% -32%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i7-10875H
7891 Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
7717 Points ∼98% +8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (7084 - 7891, n=10)
7445 Points ∼94% +4%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
7443 Points ∼94% +4%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
7349 Points ∼93% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
7142 Points ∼91%
MSI WE75 9TK
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
6014 Points ∼76% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
5503 Points ∼70% -23%
Average of class Workstation
  (918 - 9956, n=39, last 2 years)
4698 Points ∼60% -34%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i7-10875H
21548 Points ∼100% +15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (18559 - 21446, n=10)
20277 Points ∼94% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
20079 Points ∼93% +7%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
19759 Points ∼92% +6%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
19342 Points ∼90% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
18723 Points ∼87%
MSI WE75 9TK
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
15881 Points ∼74% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
13802 Points ∼64% -26%
Average of class Workstation
  (3030 - 24354, n=38, last 2 years)
12457 Points ∼58% -33%
3DMark 11 Performance
20666 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
16950 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
7199 points
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Workstation Performance

There is no Quadro GPU in the T15g, but the RTX 2070 Super Max-Q can also handle professional workloads. There are some areas in the SPECviewperf 13 benchmark where the 2070 can keep up pretty well with the Quadro GPUs. There is only one test (Siemens NX) where the GeForce is noticeably slower.

SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
178.89 fps ∼100% +123%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
150.44 fps ∼84% +88%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
142.63 fps ∼80% +78%
MSI WE75 9TK
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
122.09 fps ∼68% +52%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
109.62 fps ∼61% +37%
Average of class Workstation
  (37.3 - 217, n=37, last 2 years)
107 fps ∼60% +33%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (80.2 - 91.3, n=2)
85.7 fps ∼48% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
80.17 fps ∼45%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
357.07 fps ∼100% +1717%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
295.24 fps ∼83% +1402%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
285.08 fps ∼80% +1351%
MSI WE75 9TK
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
225.36 fps ∼63% +1047%
Average of class Workstation
  (19.7 - 465, n=36, last 2 years)
173 fps ∼48% +780%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
160.56 fps ∼45% +717%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (19.7 - 20.1, n=2)
19.9 fps ∼6% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
19.65 fps ∼6%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
100.28 fps ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
96.98 fps ∼97%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
95.67 fps ∼95% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (94.1 - 97, n=2)
95.5 fps ∼95% -2%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
95.24 fps ∼95% -2%
MSI WE75 9TK
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
80.91 fps ∼81% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
73.33 fps ∼73% -24%
Average of class Workstation
  (12.6 - 127, n=36, last 2 years)
59.5 fps ∼59% -39%
Medical (medical-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
102.54 fps ∼100% +111%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
97.67 fps ∼95% +101%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
90.77 fps ∼89% +87%
MSI WE75 9TK
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
65.56 fps ∼64% +35%
Average of class Workstation
  (6.8 - 133, n=36, last 2 years)
55.6 fps ∼54% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
53.87 fps ∼53% +11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (48.6 - 52.6, n=2)
50.6 fps ∼49% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
48.6 fps ∼47%
Maya (maya-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
286.1 fps ∼100% +43%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (200 - 222, n=2)
211 fps ∼74% +6%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
210.39 fps ∼74% +5%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
200.49 fps ∼70% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
199.7 fps ∼70%
MSI WE75 9TK
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
194.67 fps ∼68% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
155.35 fps ∼54% -22%
Average of class Workstation
  (29.4 - 341, n=36, last 2 years)
137 fps ∼48% -31%
Energy (energy-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
45.02 fps ∼100% +138%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
39.92 fps ∼89% +111%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
36.8 fps ∼82% +94%
MSI WE75 9TK
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
30.55 fps ∼68% +61%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
25.76 fps ∼57% +36%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.72 - 57.3, n=36, last 2 years)
22.1 fps ∼49% +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
18.95 fps ∼42%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (18.5 - 19, n=2)
18.7 fps ∼42% -1%
Creo (creo-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
269.9 fps ∼100% +68%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
224.9 fps ∼83% +40%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
223.14 fps ∼83% +39%
MSI WE75 9TK
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
196.19 fps ∼73% +22%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (160 - 172, n=2)
166 fps ∼62% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
160.6 fps ∼60% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
160.43 fps ∼59%
Average of class Workstation
  (27.8 - 320, n=36, last 2 years)
139 fps ∼52% -13%
Catia (catia-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
277.28 fps ∼100% +123%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
242.87 fps ∼88% +95%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
225.34 fps ∼81% +81%
MSI WE75 9TK
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
205.21 fps ∼74% +65%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
185.84 fps ∼67% +49%
Average of class Workstation
  (27.7 - 339, n=36, last 2 years)
149 fps ∼54% +20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (124 - 129, n=2)
127 fps ∼46% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
124.32 fps ∼45%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
184.29 fps ∼100% +7%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
176.8 fps ∼96% +3%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
176.18 fps ∼96% +3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (171 - 181, n=2)
176 fps ∼96% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
171.49 fps ∼93%
MSI WE75 9TK
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
162.5 fps ∼88% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
149.42 fps ∼81% -13%
Average of class Workstation
  (20 - 232, n=37, last 2 years)
116 fps ∼63% -32%

Gaming Performance

Gaming is obviously possible as well with the ThinkPad T15g. The RTX 2070 Super Max-Q is powerful enough even for demanding titles like Cyberpunk 2077 with maximum details, and the performance is also stable for longer gaming sessions.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG): Ø62.7 (59-67)
low med. high ultra4K
The Witcher 3 (2015) 312 235 141 62.7 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 148 137 132 125 103 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 119 107 88.1 75.4 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 149 118 111 104 fps
Cyberpunk 2077 (2020) 117.8 67.7 56.7 48.5 fps

Emissions - Louder fans

System Noise

The two fans of the ThinkPad T15g are usually deactivated while idling. Under load, it mainly depends on the CPU load. Medium workloads result in 36 dB(A), but the fans quickly reach their maximum noise level of 46 dB(A) during the stress test, which is comparable to the HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 and a bit quieter than the Dell Precision 7550. You can expect between 42-46 dB(A) during gaming.

We noticed electronic sounds during the GPU benchmarks and during gaming, which are very annoying. Our review unit of the ThinkPad P15 did not have this problem, so we expect an isolated problem of our particular unit and not a general issue of the series.

Noise Level

Idle
24 / 24 / 24 dB(A)
Load
36.1 / 46 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 24 dB(A)
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
Dell Precision 7550
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, SK Hynix PC601A NVMe 1TB
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
Noise
-14%
-5%
-22%
off / environment *
24
25.8
-8%
26.4
-10%
25
-4%
Idle Minimum *
24
25.8
-8%
26.4
-10%
26
-8%
Idle Average *
24
25.8
-8%
26.4
-10%
28
-17%
Idle Maximum *
24
25.9
-8%
26.4
-10%
33
-38%
Load Average *
36.1
51.2
-42%
31.7
12%
52
-44%
Witcher 3 ultra *
46
51.9
-13%
47
-2%
55
-20%
Load Maximum *
46
51.9
-13%
47
-2%
56
-22%

* ... smaller is better

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