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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4 Review: The best Multimedia Laptop thanks to Core i9 and RTX 3080?

GPU issues affect the user experience. The fourth generation of Lenovo’s multimedia laptop ThinkPad X1 Extreme introduces vapor chamber cooling to the series and enables more powerful GPUs, but is the GeForce RTX 3080 really worth the premium and is there a noticeable advantage over the RTX 3070? Update: We found the solution for the GPU bug
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The fourth generation of Lenovo’s high-end multimedia laptop is also available with a more powerful vapor chamber cooling solution, which allows the implementation of much more powerful graphics cards. Due to the increases size of the cooling, however, these models lack the secondary M.2-SSD slot as well as the optional WWAN module; they are only available on models with regular cooling and the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti.

We have already reviewed the similarly constructed workstation counterpart ThinkPad P1 G4 with the Core i7 processor and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070, and now we have a look at the high-end spec of the new X1 Extreme G4 with an Intel Core i9 and the GeForce RTX 3080. Like the RTX 3070, this is the 90W version of the RTX 3080, so it is one of the slowest models on the market. We want to find our if the upgrades to the Core i9 and the RTX 3080 make sense or not.

Our test unit is equipped with the high-resolution 4K touchscreen, which we have already tested in the slower model of the X1 Extreme G4, so we will focus on the performance as well as the emissions in this review. Please see our comprehensive reviews of the current X1 Extreme as well as ThinkPad P1 models for more information on the chassis, connectivity and the input devices:

Update December 24th: We found a solution for the graphics issues. It is related to a setting in Intel's Drivers Control Panel (Automatic Display Refresh). Please scroll down to the System Performance section for all details.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE (ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-11950H 8 x 2.6 - 5 GHz, 100 W PL2 / Short Burst, 60 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU - 16384 MB, Core: 1425 MHz, Memory: 1245 MHz, 90 W TDP, GDDR6, 472.34
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-3200, Sibgle-Channel, 1/2 slots in use, max. 64 GB
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 3840 x 2400 pixel 283 PPI, Capacitive, LP160UQ1-SPB1, IPS, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel WM590 (Tiger Lake PCH-H)
Storage
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02, 1024 GB 
, 895 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake PCH-H - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: UHS-II, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.2 x 359.5 x 253.8 ( = 0.72 x 14.15 x 9.99 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 10.5 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1080p w/IR & ThinkShutter
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 230W PSU, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.86 kg ( = 65.61 oz / 4.1 pounds), Power Supply: 882 g ( = 31.11 oz / 1.94 pounds)
Price
4400 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
88.3 %
12/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
1.9 kg18.2 mm16.00"3840x2400
89.8 %
11/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
i7-11850H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2 kg17.7 mm16.00"3840x2400
92.5 %
11/2021
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
M1 Max, M1 Max 32-Core GPU
2.2 kg16.8 mm16.20"3456x2234
87.3 %
08/2021
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
1.9 kg18 mm15.60"3840x2160
88.9 %
07/2021
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2 kg16.99 mm15.60"1920x1080
86.6 %
02/2021
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg20.9 mm15.60"3840x2160

Size Comparison

360 mm / 14.2 inch 268.3 mm / 10.6 inch 20.9 mm / 0.823 inch 2.5 kg5.53 lbs359.5 mm / 14.2 inch 253.8 mm / 9.99 inch 18.2 mm / 0.717 inch 1.9 kg4.1 lbs359.5 mm / 14.2 inch 253.8 mm / 9.99 inch 17.7 mm / 0.697 inch 2 kg4.34 lbs355.7 mm / 14 inch 248.1 mm / 9.77 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.29 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 16.99 mm / 0.669 inch 2 kg4.47 lbs

Display - 4K Touchscreen with HDR

We already tested all three available screens for the new ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4 or ThinkPad P1 G4, respectively. Our test unit is equipped with the glossy 4K touchscreen (identical panel ID) and we have analyzed it in our review of the slower X1 Extreme G4 configuration.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
LP160UQ1-SPB1, IPS, 3840x2400, 16.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
LP160UQ1-SPB1, IPS LED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
LP160UQ1-SPB1, IPS LED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
B160QAN02.M, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Display
Display P3 Coverage
84.3
85.7
77.3
sRGB Coverage
98.3
99.4
99.9
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
97.8
98.9
78.1
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
60 ?(29, 31)
55.2 ?(26.8, 28.4)
40.8 ?(20.4, 20.4)
Response Time Black / White *
42 ?(23, 19)
31.2 ?(16.4, 14.8)
26.4 ?(14, 12.4)
PWM Frequency
Screen
Brightness middle
639
630
420
Black Level *
0.47
0.41
0.3
Brightness
612
622
401
Brightness Distribution
84
90
90
Contrast
1360
1537
1400
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.2
2.2
2.5
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.3
5
4.9
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.4
1
1.6
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.7
2.7
3.4
Gamma
2.31 95%
2.26 97%
2.24 98%
CCT
6390 102%
6886 94%
6479 100%
Total Average (Program / Settings)

* ... smaller is better

Performance - X1 Extreme with Core i9 and RTX 3080

Review Settings

Lenovo used to offer additional performance settings, which were available via Vantage app. For a while now, however, they are implemented into the regular Windows power settings, which is very comfortable. Shortly before the release of this review, Lenovo offered a new BIOS version (1.13) with updated thermal settings. We noticed small performance gains in some tests, so we decided to repeat all the tests and measurements with the new BIOS version.

Processor

Our test unit is equipped with the Core i9-11950H, which supports Intel’s vPro technology. The processor can reach a maximum clock of 5.0 GHz on one core and up to 4.5 GHz when you stress all cores, respectively. We saw a maximum clock of 4.9 GHz during the benchmarks for one core and 4.4 GHz for all 8 cores, which results in a power consumption of 100 Watts. This value can only be maintained for a brief period and the device has to be “cold”, otherwise the maximum TDP is limited to 80W. Both values quickly drop under sustained workloads and the processor will level off at little more than 60W. The BIOS update to version 1.13 improved the situation a bit and the performance was lower before. All in all decent results, but this means the Core i9 only has an advantage in very short peak-load scenarios or when you stress one core, but it is not much faster than the supposedly slower Core i7 chips in sustained workloads. 

The AMD counterpart AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX in the Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 is noticeably faster in multi-core tests and there is no performance drop (TDP @ 70W). Apple’s M1 Pro or M1 Max CPU is also slightly faster in native apps like Cinebench R23, but is just miles ahead in terms of efficiency with a power consumption of just ~30W.

All in all, the optional Core i9-11950H does nor make much sense in the ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4. The TDP fluctuates quite a lot between 35W and 70W on battery power, so the benchmark results vary as well (between 1500-1670 points @CBR15 Multi), so you will have to expect a performance deficit between 20-30 percent if you are not running on mains. More CPU benchmarks are available in our tech section.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE Intel Core i9-11950H; BIOS 1.13: Ø1875 (1823.99-2089.32)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE Intel Core i9-11950H; BIOS 1.10: Ø1849 (1818.43-1953.6)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00 Intel Core i7-11850H: Ø1803 (1759.48-1988.07)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max Apple M1 Max; Rosetta 2: Ø1687 (1667.29-1693.05)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8 Intel Core i9-11950H: Ø1806 (1765.46-1841.11)
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021) Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1867 (1776.59-1876.96)
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2260 (2246.56-2267.32)
CPU data during CBR15 Multi loop (red: BIOS 1.13, green: BIOS 1.10)
CPU data during CBR15 Multi loop (red: BIOS 1.13, green: BIOS 1.10)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Multi-Core Score | 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
79.8 pt ∼80%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max -5!
Apple M1 Max
79 pt ∼79%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE -3!
Intel Core i9-11950H
75.3 pt ∼75%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H
75.1 pt ∼75%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
 
74.7 pt ∼75%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
73.4 pt ∼73%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021) -2!
Intel Core i7-11800H
72.8 pt ∼73%
Average of class Multimedia
 
51.6 pt ∼52%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
14363 (13863.3min - 14363.3max) Points ∼100% +19%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (12048 - 13113, n=4)
12394 Points ∼86% +3%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
12385 Points ∼86% +3%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
12197 (11396.1min - 12197.5max) Points ∼85% +1%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
12166 (11410min - 12166.4max) Points ∼85% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
12048 Points ∼84%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H
11935 Points ∼83% -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3121 - 18373, n=82, last 2 years)
7643 Points ∼53% -37%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (1569 - 1633, n=4)
1596 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
1586 Points ∼99%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1569 Points ∼98% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H
1552 Points ∼97% -2%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
1530 Points ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1513 Points ∼95% -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1447 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (819 - 1940, n=76, last 2 years)
1365 Points ∼86% -14%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5476 Points ∼100% +22%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
4706 Points ∼86% +5%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (4471 - 5000, n=4)
4700 Points ∼86% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H
4663 Points ∼85% +4%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
4660 Points ∼85% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
4471 Points ∼82%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
2735 Points ∼50% -39%
Average of class Multimedia
  (961 - 7040, n=99, last 2 years)
2735 Points ∼50% -39%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
621 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (610 - 632, n=4)
620 Points ∼100% 0%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
610 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H
607 Points ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
582 Points ∼94% -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
569 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (316 - 739, n=99, last 2 years)
509 Points ∼82% -18%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
390 Points ∼63% -37%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2267 (2246.56min - 2267.32max) Points ∼100% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
2089 (1823.99min - 2089.32max) Points ∼92%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
1954 (1818.43min - 1953.6max) Points ∼86% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H
1988 (1759.48min - 1988.07max) Points ∼88% -5%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (1827 - 2130, n=5)
1968 Points ∼87% -6%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1877 (1776.59min - 1876.96max) Points ∼83% -10%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1841 (1765.46min - 1841.11max) Points ∼81% -12%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
1693 (1667min - 1693max) Points ∼75% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (385 - 2786, n=112, last 2 years)
1216 Points ∼54% -42%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
244 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (236 - 249, n=4)
243 Points ∼100% 0%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
236 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
235 Points ∼96% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H
233 Points ∼95% -5%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
227 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 279, n=95, last 2 years)
202 Points ∼83% -17%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
197 Points ∼81% -19%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (183.3 - 1188, n=97, last 2 years)
480 Seconds * ∼100%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
259 Seconds * ∼54%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H
257 Seconds * ∼54%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
254 Seconds * ∼53%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (244 - 261, n=3)
253 Seconds * ∼53%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
219 Seconds * ∼46%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
189 Seconds * ∼39%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
62340 MIPS ∼100%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
53597 MIPS ∼86%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H
50552 MIPS ∼81%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (50050 - 51402, n=3)
50504 MIPS ∼81%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
50050 MIPS ∼80%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11122 - 72912, n=96, last 2 years)
32023 MIPS ∼51%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (5755 - 5919, n=3)
5816 MIPS ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
5773 MIPS ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H
5762 MIPS ∼99%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5633 MIPS ∼97%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
5480 MIPS ∼94%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2898 - 6186, n=96, last 2 years)
5001 MIPS ∼86%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
12708 Points ∼100% +59%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H
9451 Points ∼74% +19%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
9086 Points ∼71% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
7969 Points ∼63%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (7286 - 8152, n=3)
7802 Points ∼61% -2%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
7286 Points ∼57% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2427 - 13925, n=97, last 2 years)
6269 Points ∼49% -21%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
1782 Points ∼100% +9%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1702 Points ∼96% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H
1659 Points ∼93% +2%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (1623 - 1702, n=3)
1652 Points ∼93% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
1631 Points ∼92%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1467 Points ∼82% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (843 - 1887, n=97, last 2 years)
1393 Points ∼78% -15%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
17.1 fps ∼100% +24%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
15 fps ∼88% +9%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
14.5 fps ∼85% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H
14.4 fps ∼84% +4%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (13.8 - 14.5, n=4)
14.2 fps ∼83% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
13.8 fps ∼81%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 21, n=96, last 2 years)
8.73 fps ∼51% -37%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Multimedia
  (30.2 - 99.2, n=94, last 2 years)
53.9 s * ∼100% -40%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
48.6 s * ∼90% -26%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (38.6 - 53.2, n=4)
48.2 s * ∼89% -25%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
45.9 s * ∼85% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H
45.8 s * ∼85% -19%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
44.8 s * ∼83% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
38.6 s * ∼72%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4155 - 1.002, n=97, last 2 years)
0.609 sec * ∼100% -12%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
0.551 sec * ∼90% -1%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.55 sec * ∼90% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
0.545 sec * ∼89%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H
0.541 sec * ∼89% +1%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (0.521 - 0.551, n=4)
0.54 sec * ∼89% +1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.507 sec * ∼83% +7%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1954 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
207 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
244 Points
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Performance Rating
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
95.6 pt ∼96%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
 
93.3 pt ∼93%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
91.6 pt ∼92%
Average of class Multimedia
 
63 pt ∼63%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00 -9!
Intel Core i7-11850H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021) -9!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
15282 KRay/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (14407 - 15655, n=4)
15030 KRay/s ∼98% -2%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
14407 KRay/s ∼94% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2677 - 15700, n=71, last 2 years)
8614 KRay/s ∼56% -44%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
63303 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (60286 - 63537, n=4)
62116 Points ∼98% -2%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
60286 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12762 - 98165, n=71, last 2 years)
44485 Points ∼70% -30%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
4254 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (4003 - 4254, n=4)
4109 MB/s ∼97% -3%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
4003 MB/s ∼94% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (841 - 4254, n=71, last 2 years)
2142 MB/s ∼50% -50%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
98772 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (97840 - 98772, n=4)
98279 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
98176 Points ∼99%
Average of class Multimedia
  (31314 - 107161, n=71, last 2 years)
66377 Points ∼67% -32%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
10451 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (9828 - 10462, n=4)
10186 Points ∼97% -3%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
9828 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3124 - 12542, n=71, last 2 years)
7098 Points ∼68% -32%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
38046 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (35735 - 38450, n=4)
37251 Points ∼98% -2%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
35735 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7417 - 54148, n=71, last 2 years)
24305 Points ∼64% -36%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
147249 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (83095 - 147249, n=4)
100296 MB/s ∼68% -32%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
84048 MB/s ∼57% -43%
Average of class Multimedia
  (13739 - 147249, n=71, last 2 years)
59003 MB/s ∼40% -60%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
820 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (756 - 820, n=4)
789 MB/s ∼96% -4%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
767 MB/s ∼94% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (228 - 1121, n=78, last 2 years)
474 MB/s ∼58% -42%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
8306 KRay/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (7871 - 8549, n=4)
8200 KRay/s ∼99% -1%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
7871 KRay/s ∼95% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1501 - 8371, n=72, last 2 years)
4676 KRay/s ∼56% -44%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Average of class Multimedia
  (8034 - 45694, n=72, last 2 years)
22850 MPixel/s ∼100% +77%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
22621 MPixel/s ∼99% +75%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (12933 - 26370, n=4)
18803 MPixel/s ∼82% +45%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
12933 MPixel/s ∼57%

System Performance

There are still severe graphics problems after standby.
There are still severe graphics problems after standby.

The system performance in general is very good; the system is subjectively very responsive and manages high benchmark scores. However, it is on par with the ThinkPad P1 G4 we tested with the regular Core i7 and the RTX 3070. The memory performance should have an effect as well, because you do get 32 GB, but only one module in a single-channel configuration. This also explains the comparatively low performance in AIDA’s memory benchmarks.

Similar to our previous test models of the X1 Extreme G4/P1 G4, there are severe graphics issues when the device wakes up from standby and sometimes even when you launch 3D applications or attach external monitors. This will require a restart of the device and it seems to be connected to the iGPU drivers. The only way to get rid of the issue right now is to deactivate Hybrid Graphics in the BIOS. Lenovo should offer a solution to this problem as soon as possible, because you cannot really use the laptop reliably with this problem.

Update December 24th: We found a solution for the GPU bug. You have to activate the option Automatic Display Refresh in Intel's Drivers Control Panel (System -> Energy).

PCMark 10 / Score
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7356 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7156 Points ∼97% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
6919 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
 
6919 Points ∼94% 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
6807 Points ∼93% -2%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
6751 Points ∼92% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3580 - 7816, n=81, last 2 years)
5269 Points ∼72% -24%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
11064 Points ∼100% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10894 Points ∼98% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
10508 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
 
10508 Points ∼95% 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
10205 Points ∼92% -3%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
9915 Points ∼90% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7715 - 10945, n=81, last 2 years)
9354 Points ∼85% -11%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
9015 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8913 Points ∼99% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
8790 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
 
8790 Points ∼98% 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
8546 Points ∼95% -3%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
8461 Points ∼94% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 10050, n=81, last 2 years)
7670 Points ∼85% -13%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
10831 Points ∼100% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10241 Points ∼95% +5%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
9952 Points ∼92% +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
9816 Points ∼91% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
9735 Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
 
9735 Points ∼90% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2679 - 11777, n=81, last 2 years)
5666 Points ∼52% -42%
CrossMark / Overall
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1649 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
 
1649 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1644 Points ∼100% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
M1 Max 32-Core GPU, M1 Max, Apple SSD AP2048R
1586 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 2138, n=15, last 2 years)
1456 Points ∼88% -12%
CrossMark / Productivity
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1655 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
 
1655 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1613 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (921 - 2038, n=15, last 2 years)
1403 Points ∼85% -15%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
M1 Max 32-Core GPU, M1 Max, Apple SSD AP2048R
1361 Points ∼82% -18%
CrossMark / Creativity
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
M1 Max 32-Core GPU, M1 Max, Apple SSD AP2048R
2102 Points ∼100% +25%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1726 Points ∼82% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1678 Points ∼80%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
 
1678 Points ∼80% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (933 - 2210, n=15, last 2 years)
1598 Points ∼76% -5%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1547 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
 
1547 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1507 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1012 - 2234, n=15, last 2 years)
1288 Points ∼83% -17%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
M1 Max 32-Core GPU, M1 Max, Apple SSD AP2048R
1080 Points ∼70% -30%
PCMark 10 Score
6919 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
44239 MB/s ∼100% +58%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20927 - 65446, n=72, last 2 years)
38811 MB/s ∼88% +39%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (25952 - 48565, n=4)
36676 MB/s ∼83% +31%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
27947 MB/s ∼63%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
47921 MB/s ∼100% +84%
Average of class Multimedia
  (22183 - 66989, n=71, last 2 years)
42546 MB/s ∼89% +63%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (26064 - 47921, n=4)
36786 MB/s ∼77% +41%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
26064 MB/s ∼54%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
46818 MB/s ∼100% +110%
Average of class Multimedia
  (21133 - 66728, n=71, last 2 years)
42080 MB/s ∼90% +89%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (22302 - 46818, n=4)
34449 MB/s ∼74% +54%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
22302 MB/s ∼48%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
87.8 ns * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11950H
  (82.6 - 88.6, n=4)
86.1 ns * ∼98% +2%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
82.6 ns * ∼94% +6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (74.7 - 119, n=78, last 2 years)
76 ns * ∼87% +13%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Intel Core i7-11850H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

Our test unit with the BIOS version 1.13 has problems with increased latencies in our standardized test, which means it is not suited for real-time audio applications.

LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4392 μs * ∼100% -174%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1604 μs * ∼37%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
1508 μs * ∼34% +6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
1133 μs * ∼26% +29%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
737 μs * ∼17% +54%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Models with the more powerful vapor chamber cooling solution only have one M.2-2280 slot for SSDs, but it does at least support the fast PCIe 4.0 interface and the Kioxia XG7 in our unit can utilize the new standard. It offers a storage capacity of 1 TB (895 GB are available after the initial setup) and manages very high transfer rates of more than 6 GB/s. More SSD benchmarks are available here.

Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6461 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 4495 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 756 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 590 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 70.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 239.1 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 1852 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 2626 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
93.6 pt ∼94%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
79.7 pt ∼80%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
79.7 pt ∼80%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
76.5 pt ∼77%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
59.8 pt ∼60%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
43.7 pt ∼44%
Average of class Multimedia
 
42.6 pt ∼43%
DiskSpd
seq read
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4273 (4264.35min - 4273.21max) MB/s ∼100% +16%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3802 (3789.11min - 3801.66max) MB/s ∼89% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
3675 (3650.76min - 3674.84max) MB/s ∼86%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
3675 MB/s ∼86% 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
2483 (2475.35min - 2482.61max) MB/s ∼58% -32%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
2222 (2190.89min - 2222.39max) MB/s ∼52% -40%
Average of class Multimedia
  (816 - 4480, n=84, last 2 years)
1937 MB/s ∼45% -47%
seq write
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4295 (4283.22min - 4294.77max) MB/s ∼100% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
4042 (4002.62min - 4041.84max) MB/s ∼94%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
4042 MB/s ∼94% 0%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3804 (3790.18min - 3804.02max) MB/s ∼89% -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
3773 (3335.14min - 3772.78max) MB/s ∼88% -7%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
1994 (1956.99min - 1994.39max) MB/s ∼46% -51%
Average of class Multimedia
  (240 - 4457, n=84, last 2 years)
1993 MB/s ∼46% -51%
seq q8 t1 read
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
6883 (1.68min - 6882.51max) MB/s ∼100% +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6680 (5888.14min - 6680.33max) MB/s ∼97% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
5903 (5502.82min - 5903.42max) MB/s ∼86%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
5903 MB/s ∼86% 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
5784 (5399.96min - 5783.74max) MB/s ∼84% -2%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
3546 (2637.17min - 3546.07max) MB/s ∼52% -40%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 7028, n=83, last 2 years)
3159 MB/s ∼46% -46%
seq q8 t1 write
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
5969 (5862.19min - 5969.12max) MB/s ∼100% +44%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4955 (4937.34min - 4954.89max) MB/s ∼83% +19%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4658 (45.63min - 4657.56max) MB/s ∼78% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
4155 (4004.26min - 4155.09max) MB/s ∼70%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
4155 MB/s ∼70% 0%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
3056 (2938.74min - 3056.18max) MB/s ∼51% -26%
Average of class Multimedia
  (241 - 5004, n=84, last 2 years)
2408 MB/s ∼40% -42%
4k q1 t1 read
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
90.6 (90.4min - 90.59max) MB/s ∼100% +39%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
65 (63.72min - 64.96max) MB/s ∼72%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
65 MB/s ∼72% 0%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
57 (56.75min - 56.96max) MB/s ∼63% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (27 - 113, n=84, last 2 years)
50.5 MB/s ∼56% -22%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
50.1 (50min - 50.14max) MB/s ∼55% -23%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
39.7 (39.25min - 39.67max) MB/s ∼44% -39%
4k q1 t1 write
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
246 (244.97min - 246.27max) MB/s ∼100%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
246 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
237 (235.61min - 236.6max) MB/s ∼96% -4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
230 (226.05min - 230.02max) MB/s ∼93% -7%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
201 (200.58min - 201.14max) MB/s ∼82% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (64.7 - 373, n=84, last 2 years)
154.7 MB/s ∼63% -37%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
111 (110.67min - 111.48max) MB/s ∼45% -55%
4k q32 t16 read
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4185 (2647.96min - 4185.28max) MB/s ∼100% +21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
3453 (3437.37min - 3452.91max) MB/s ∼83%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
3453 MB/s ∼83% 0%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3197 (3193.46min - 3197.21max) MB/s ∼76% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (271 - 4178, n=84, last 2 years)
1266 MB/s ∼30% -63%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
991 (977.46min - 990.65max) MB/s ∼24% -71%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
955 (945.81min - 954.64max) MB/s ∼23% -72%
4k q32 t16 write
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3512 (1778.55min - 3512.14max) MB/s ∼100% +92%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2129 (2122.07min - 2128.79max) MB/s ∼61% +16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1831 (1773.55min - 1830.98max) MB/s ∼52%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
1831 MB/s ∼52% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (163 - 3612, n=84, last 2 years)
1148 MB/s ∼33% -37%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
611 (593.21min - 610.77max) MB/s ∼17% -67%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
388 (383.05min - 388.19max) MB/s ∼11% -79%
AS SSD
Score Total
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8821 Points ∼100% +19%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7821 Points ∼89% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
7397 Points ∼84%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
7397 Points ∼84% 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
4580 Points ∼52% -38%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
4297 Points ∼49% -42%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1284 - 9380, n=80, last 2 years)
3794 Points ∼43% -49%
Score Read
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3587 Points ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
3361 Points ∼94%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
3361 Points ∼94% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3287 Points ∼92% -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
1751 Points ∼49% -48%
Average of class Multimedia
  (515 - 3634, n=80, last 2 years)
1433 Points ∼40% -57%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
1404 Points ∼39% -58%
Score Write
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3876 Points ∼100% +63%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2490 Points ∼64% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
2381 Points ∼61%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
2381 Points ∼61% 0%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
2232 Points ∼58% -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
1923 Points ∼50% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (283 - 3991, n=80, last 2 years)
1659 Points ∼43% -30%
Seq Read
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
5739 MB/s ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
5386 MB/s ∼94%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
5386 MB/s ∼94% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4526 MB/s ∼79% -16%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
3010 MB/s ∼52% -44%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
2953 MB/s ∼51% -45%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1005 - 5588, n=80, last 2 years)
2451 MB/s ∼43% -54%
Seq Write
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
4218 MB/s ∼100%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
4218 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4201 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3988 MB/s ∼95% -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
3116 MB/s ∼74% -26%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
1691 MB/s ∼40% -60%
Average of class Multimedia
  (199.8 - 4218, n=80, last 2 years)
1676 MB/s ∼40% -60%
4K Read
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
82.9 MB/s ∼100% +26%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
65.9 MB/s ∼79%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
65.9 MB/s ∼79% 0%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
53.8 MB/s ∼65% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (27.3 - 109.4, n=80, last 2 years)
50 MB/s ∼60% -24%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
49.58 MB/s ∼60% -25%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
43.98 MB/s ∼53% -33%
4K Write
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
223.2 MB/s ∼100%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
223 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
207.5 MB/s ∼93% -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
185 MB/s ∼83% -17%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
179.2 MB/s ∼80% -20%
Average of class Multimedia
  (61 - 322, n=80, last 2 years)
144.3 MB/s ∼65% -35%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
105.4 MB/s ∼47% -53%
4K-64 Read
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2959 MB/s ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
2757 MB/s ∼93%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
2757 MB/s ∼93% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2751 MB/s ∼93% 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
1401 MB/s ∼47% -49%
Average of class Multimedia
  (290 - 2966, n=80, last 2 years)
1137 MB/s ∼38% -59%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
1065 MB/s ∼36% -61%
4K-64 Write
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3270 MB/s ∼100% +88%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
1957 MB/s ∼60% +13%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1891 MB/s ∼58% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1736 MB/s ∼53%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
1736 MB/s ∼53% 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
1426 MB/s ∼44% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (152.6 - 3342, n=80, last 2 years)
1347 MB/s ∼41% -22%
Access Time Read
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.024 - 0.15, n=78, last 2 years)
0.06721 ms * ∼100% -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
0.049 ms * ∼73%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
0.049 ms * ∼73% -0%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
0.04 ms * ∼60% +18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
0.037 ms * ∼55% +24%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
0.027 ms * ∼40% +45%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.024 ms * ∼36% +51%
Access Time Write
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
0.154 ms * ∼100% -670%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
0.105 ms * ∼68% -425%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.012 - 0.679, n=80, last 2 years)
0.09691 ms * ∼63% -385%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
0.061 ms * ∼40% -205%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.021 ms * ∼14% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
0.02 ms * ∼13%
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
 
0.02 ms * ∼13% -0%

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GPU Performance

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While the third generation of the ThinkPad X1 Extreme was only available with midrange GPUs, Lenovo is now able to implement more powerful Nvidia RTX GPUs thanks to the vapor chamber cooling. The fastest option is the RTX 3080, which is also inside our review unit. However, it is the 90W model and therefore one of the slowest RTX 3080 versions. We see a maximum core clock of 1425 MHz in the benchmarks. This is not much faster than the RTX 3070 we tested in the workstation counterpart ThinkPad P1 G4, but the RTX 3080 has the advantage of 16 GB VRAM.

The benchmarks show that the RTX 3080 in the X1 Extreme is about 15-20 percent slower than the average results for this GPU and it is actually just slightly faster than the RTX 3070 in the ThinkPad P1 G4. This means the RTX 3080 only makes sense when you can utilize the larger VRAM.

The GPU performance is stable under sustained workloads and the device easily passes the Time Spy stress test. The GPU is limited to 55W on battery power, which results in a performance deficit of ~45 percent. More benchmarks with the RTX 3080 are listed in our tech section.

3DMark Performance Rating - Percent
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
100 pt ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
 
97 pt ∼97%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
92.7 pt ∼93%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
84.4 pt ∼84%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11850H
76.9 pt ∼77%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
73.1 pt ∼73%
Average of class Multimedia
 
28.1 pt ∼28%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (31288 - 43744, n=36)
38569 Points ∼100% +14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
38532 Points ∼100% +14%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
35663 Points ∼92% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
33732 Points ∼87%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11850H
30237 Points ∼78% -10%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
28908 Points ∼75% -14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1365 - 33856, n=83, last 2 years)
11454 Points ∼30% -66%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
28493 Points ∼100% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (16455 - 32366, n=42)
27596 Points ∼97% +9%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
27266 Points ∼96% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
25285 Points ∼89%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11850H
22472 Points ∼79% -11%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
21399 Points ∼75% -15%
Average of class Multimedia
  (920 - 25285, n=88, last 2 years)
8099 Points ∼28% -68%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
11407 Points ∼100% +30%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (6407 - 13210, n=41)
10735 Points ∼94% +22%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
10250 Points ∼90% +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
8774 Points ∼77%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4S0KS00
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11850H
8391 Points ∼74% -4%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
7909 Points ∼69% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (301 - 9746, n=82, last 2 years)
2979 Points ∼26% -66%
3DMark 11 Performance
24326 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
15666 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
8195 points
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Gaming Performance

Gaming is obviously possible on the X1 Extreme G4, but the performance once again does not really meet the expectations for the RTX 3080 and the overall performance is very similar to the RTX 3070 in the ThinkPad P1 G4. The performance is still easily sufficient for maximum settings in most games. Despite the 4K screen, we often could not select the 4K resolution (16:9) in many titles, so these results are missing. The gaming performance is stable during longer sessions, but drops by ~40 percent (50 vs. 85 fps @Witcher 3 Ultra) on battery power. You can find more gaming benchmarks here.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (85.1 - 123, n=38)
105.3 fps ∼100% +24%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
104.6 (97min) fps ∼99% +23%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
102.8 (96min) fps