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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5 Laptop reviewed - Flagship ThinkPad with more CPU power

4K & AdobeRGB. The new ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5 implements current Alder Lake CPUs combined with liquid metal thermal paste, optional 5G compatibility as well as a high resolution 4K touchscreen with full AdobeRGB coverage. The device can even be equipped with GeForce RTX 3080 Ti - the fastest GPU around.

After receiving an extensive fourth generation update just last year to its flagship Thinkpad X1 Extreme, Lenovo is now concentrating on the inner quality of the new model - the G5 - by installing a new and improved liquid metal cooling system, as well as a current 12th generation Intel processor (Alder Lake H). The graphics cards continue to be from Nvidia's range of GPUs from the RTX 3000 series including a fast RTX 3080 Ti option. 

Our review model, the 21DE003RGE, can be had for around 3600 US dollars and comes with an Intel Core i7-12700H, 32 GB of DDR5-4800 RAM, a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD, a 4K IPS display with full AdobeRGB coverage, as well as a dedicated GPU, the GeForce RTX 3060. Our model was preinstalled with Windows 10 Pro (via downgrade rights from Windows 11 Pro). Unfortunately, we experienced some performance issues including Wi-Fi 6E not working with Windows 10. For this reason, we used Windows 11 Pro during testing and would also recommend this update to all users.

Note: as with the last model, the X1 Extreme G5 comes in two basic versions. Configurations with the RTX 3050 Ti use normal heat pipe-based cooling which is why there is additional space for a second M.2 SSD as well as a WWAN module. Configurations with more powerful GPUs (from the RTX 3060 and upwards) are fitted with a larger vapor chamber cooling system resulting in the implementation of only one M.2 SSD.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Processor
Intel Core i7-12700H 14 x 1.7 - 4.7 GHz, 112 W PL2 / Short Burst, 80 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 6 GB VRAM, Core: 1425 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, 95 W TDP ( including 15 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 526.98
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5-4800, Single-Channel, 2 slots, max. 64 GB
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 3840 x 2400 pixel 283 PPI, capacitive, LP160UQ1-SPB1, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH, 1024 GB 
, 900 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - 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: 3.5 mm , Card Reader: SDXC, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (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): 17.9 x 359.5 x 253.8 ( = 0.7 x 14.15 x 9.99 in)
Battery
90 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Lenovo Vantage, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
2.083 kg ( = 73.48 oz / 4.59 pounds), Power Supply: 878 g ( = 30.97 oz / 1.94 pounds)
Price
3500 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88.7 %
12/2022
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg17.9 mm16.00"3840x2400
86.9 %
09/2022
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg19.8 mm16.00"3840x2400
87.8 %
11/2022
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1.7 kg17.1 mm16.00"2560x1600
89.5 %
05/2022
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
1.9 kg18 mm15.60"3456x2160
93.2 %
11/2021
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro, M1 Pro 16-Core GPU
2.2 kg16.8 mm16.20"3456x2234
88.8 %
05/2022
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg19.5 mm17.00"3840x2400

Case - Lenovo goes for carbon fibre and magnesium

After last year's major redesign, the X1 Extreme G5's case remains unchanged with a continued mix of carbon fiber and magnesium. In addition, the 4K model's lid has a carbon fiber look, although this is just an imprint. Otherwise, the black ThinkPad looks very reserved with the color accents being focussed on the logo as well as the red TrackPoint in the middle of the keyboard.

Both the base unit and display lid are very stable meaning keyboard flex is only possible by applying a lot of pressure on the middle area. The display hinges are also wonderfully calibrated as the display lid can be easily opened with one hand and thereby almost completely avoiding any rocking motion. The maximum opening angle is 180 degrees.

Tipping the scales at just 2.1 kg, our review model sits in the middle of the pack when compared to its competitors, whereby both the 15 and 17 inch XPS models should not be included in the comparison because they have a smaller and a larger display than the ThinkPad, respectively. In the 16 inch category, only the Schenker Vision 16 Pro is much lighter and the X1 Extreme also has the largest footprint. On the go, another 880 grams must be added for the power supply.

Size comparison

374.45 mm / 14.7 inch 248.05 mm / 9.77 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 2.5 kg5.54 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 19.8 mm / 0.78 inch 2.3 kg4.98 lbs359.5 mm / 14.2 inch 253.8 mm / 9.99 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 2.1 kg4.59 lbs355.7 mm / 14 inch 248.1 mm / 9.77 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 2.2 kg4.75 lbs353.7 mm / 13.9 inch 245.3 mm / 9.66 inch 17.1 mm / 0.673 inch 1.7 kg3.64 lbs345 mm / 13.6 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.24 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity - X1 Extreme G5 with TB4 and Wi-Fi 6E

In terms of connectivity, there are no changes to the predecessor on either side of the device. In addition to Thunderbolt 4 via USB-C, there are also regular USB-A ports. On the go, the X1 Extreme G5 can be charged via USB-C, albeit, with at minimum, a 90 watt power supply. A total of four displays can be connected (1x internal + 3x external).

Left. Power supply (Slim Tip), 2x USB-C 4.0 with Thunderbolt 4 (40 GBit/s, DisplayPort ALT mode 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0), HDMI 2.1, 3.5 mm audio
Left. Power supply (Slim Tip), 2x USB-C 4.0 with Thunderbolt 4 (40 GBit/s, DisplayPort ALT mode 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0), HDMI 2.1, 3.5 mm audio
Right: SD card reader, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen.1 (5 GBit/s, 1x powered), Kensington Nano Security Slot
Right: SD card reader, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen.1 (5 GBit/s, 1x powered), Kensington Nano Security Slot

SD Card Reader

On the right hand side of the device, the SD card reader continues to accept full-sized SD cards but at a reduced speed compared to that of its predecessor. With both our current (Angelbird AV Pro V60) as well as our previous reference cards, only 80 MB/s is possible. The X1 Extreme G4 was able to manage more than 170 MB/s.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
205.2 MB/s ∼100% +186%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro V60)
172.4 MB/s ∼84% +140%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
172.1 MB/s ∼84% +140%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
121 MB/s ∼59% +69%
Average of class Multimedia
  (17.6 - 226, n=60, last 2 years)
78.3 MB/s ∼38% +9%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H (AV Pro V60)
78.2 MB/s ∼38% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H (AV Pro V60)
71.7 MB/s ∼35%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
61 MB/s ∼30% -15%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
198 MB/s ∼100% +148%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
178.5 MB/s ∼90% +123%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro V60)
175.1 MB/s ∼88% +119%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.8 - 257, n=55, last 2 years)
86.9 MB/s ∼44% +9%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
82.9 MB/s ∼42% +4%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H (AV Pro V60)
82.5 MB/s ∼42% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H (AV Pro V60)
79.9 MB/s ∼40%

Communication

Lenovo has equipped the X1 Extreme G5 with the AX211 module from Intel which supports the current Wi-Fi-6E standard. Windows 11 is necessary in order to be able to connect to 6 GHz networks. After the update, we were able to connect to our Asus reference router's 6 GHz network. The transfer rates are very high and stable and Bluetooth 5.2 is also supported. Wired networks can only be used with an appropriate adapter via Thunderbolt/USB-C.

The less powerful X1 Extreme G5 with the RTX 3050 Ti and conventional cooling is optional and also available with 5G but with the added premium in the configurator coming in at a whopping 330 US dollars. In addition, the corresponding antennas are not prepared and there is also no Nano SIM slot as long as WWAN is not configured at the factory. 

Networking
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1702 (min: 1629) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1627 (min: 1573) MBit/s ∼100%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1264 (min: 1021) MBit/s ∼74%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1351 (min: 1012) MBit/s ∼83%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1694 (min: 1645) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1576 (min: 1508) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1289 (min: 1159) MBit/s ∼76%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
833 (min: 660) MBit/s ∼53%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
iperf3 transmit AX12
772 (min: 748) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AX12
760 (min: 404) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
874 (min: 522) MBit/s ∼52%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
766 (min: 698) MBit/s ∼49%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1384 (min: 1326) MBit/s ∼82%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1291 (min: 990) MBit/s ∼82%
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz: Ø1627 (1573-1689)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz: Ø1702 (1629-1721)

Webcam

Nothing has changed regarding the 1080p webcam and its mechanical privacy shutter. The quality is marginally better than the old 720p modules without really producing convincing results - even under favorable lighting conditions. An additional IR module is at hand for face recognition.

ColorChecker
5 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
10 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
6 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE: 7.32 ∆E min: 1.18 - max: 14.15 ∆E

Maintenance

The base cover is only secured with six normal cross-headed screws (caution: only loosen and don't completely unscrew) and can be removed very easily. Inside you have access to the two fans, the M.2 2280 SSD and both RAM slots.

Internal layout
Internal layout
Two RAM slots
Two RAM slots

Input devices - Flagship ThinkPad with 1.5 mm key travel

With last year's X1 Extreme G4, Lenovo switched to a keyboard with shorter key travel and thereby noticeably worsened the quality compared to the old models (1.8 mm travel). The current keyboard is not bad but leaves us at a loss as to why Lenovo chose to shorten the key travel with a device as large as the X1 Extreme G5. The only ThinkPad keyboard advantage is now gone. As usual, the keyboard has a white, two-level backlight and the fingerprint scanner is integrated in the power button on the right above the keyboard. 

The trackpad feels very smooth to the touch, offering a good mechanics, with quiet, high quality clicking sounds. Additionally, there is a TrackPoint with dedicated keys which can be used to control the pointer. The flat keys provide a good, quiet response with intuitive control. On top of this, a capacitive touchscreen is also available which also supports stylus input (compatible with the optional Lenovo Active Pen 2 and Lenovo Pen Pro).

Input devices
Input devices
Keyboard lighting
Keyboard lighting

Display - the X1 Extreme still comes with AdobeRGB

Subpixel arrangement
Subpixel arrangement
Slight backlight bleeding
Slight backlight bleeding

Lenovo is one of the few manufacturers who still offer AdobeRGB displays. The 16:10 format (3840 x 2400 pixels), 4K touchscreen is the same as its predecessor. A new feature in this generation is the matte, 165 Hz WQHD panel which we will shortly put through its paces in the ThinkPad P1 G5. Seen subjectively, the reflective panel makes an excellent visual impression. Although Lenovo has used the same panel as its predecessor, our tests revealed the display brightness to be an average of 470 cd/m² which is not only much lower this time around but also below the manufacturer's specification of 600 cd/m². At the same time, however, the black level is somewhat better resulting in an unchanged contrast ratio of just under 1400:1. In addition, the display supports HDR without any hint of PWM. On top of this, response times are better than that of its predecessor. 

479
cd/m²
485
cd/m²
467
cd/m²
462
cd/m²
476
cd/m²
488
cd/m²
441
cd/m²
464
cd/m²
470
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LP160UQ1-SPB1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 488 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 470.2 cd/m² Minimum: 1.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 475 cd/m²
Contrast: 1360:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.9 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 1.3
ΔE Greyscale 2.4 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
97.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.2% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
84.6% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.24
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
LP160UQ1-SPB1, IPS, 3840x2400, 16.00
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Samsung SDC4174, OLED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
N160QDM-NZ1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Samsung 156XG01, OLED, 3456x2160, 15.60
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Liquid Retina XDR, Mini-LED, 3456x2234, 16.20
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Sharp LQ170R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 17.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
LP160UQ1-SPB1, IPS LED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Display
3%
-17%
2%
3%
-1%
-0%
Display P3 Coverage
84.6
99.3
17%
68.7
-19%
97.8
16%
99.1
17%
92.9
10%
84.3
0%
sRGB Coverage
99.2
100
1%
96.7
-3%
99.9
1%
100
1%
100
1%
98.3
-1%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
97.7
88
-10%
70
-28%
86
-12%
88
-10%
85.3
-13%
97.8
0%
Response Times
93%
62%
93%
-185%
-47%
-75%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
46 ?(21.2, 24.8)
2 ?(1, 1)
96%
14.3 ?(6.8, 7.5)
69%
1.9 ?(1.1, 0.8)
96%
42.8 ?(19.6, 23.2)
7%
51.2 ?(26, 25.2)
-11%
60 ?(29, 31)
-30%
Response Time Black / White *
19.2 ?(6, 13.2)
1.9 ?(0.8, 1.1)
90%
8.6 ?(3.9, 4.7)
55%
1.9 ?(1.1, 0.8)
90%
91.6 ?(76, 15.6)
-377%
35.2 ?(18.8, 16.4)
-83%
42 ?(23, 19)
-119%
PWM Frequency
240.4 ?(100)
59.52 ?(100)
14880
Screen
-3%
-41%
-40%
247%
-68%
2%
Brightness middle
476
328.8
-31%
364
-24%
381.4
-20%
514
8%
512.7
8%
639
34%
Brightness
470
332
-29%
347
-26%
384
-18%
497
6%
463
-1%
612
30%
Brightness Distribution
90
97
8%
89
-1%
95
6%
95
6%
85
-6%
84
-7%
Black Level *
0.35
0.3
14%
0.02
94%
0.32
9%
0.47
-34%
Contrast
1360
1213
-11%
25700
1790%
1602
18%
1360
0%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.9
1.53
19%
3.3
-74%
4.34
-128%
1.4
26%
5.98
-215%
2.2
-16%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.7
6.04
-29%
6.6
-40%
9.24
-97%
2.8
40%
12.09
-157%
5.3
-13%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.3
2.5
-92%
1.4
-8%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.4
1.3
46%
5.2
-117%
2
17%
2.3
4%
7.2
-200%
1.7
29%
Gamma
2.24 98%
2.18 101%
2.14 103%
2.13 103%
2.27 97%
2.54 87%
2.31 95%
CCT
6377 102%
6362 102%
6331 103%
6210 105%
6792 96%
6914 94%
6390 102%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
31% / 16%
1% / -21%
18% / -4%
22% / 124%
-39% / -49%
-24% / -10%

* ... smaller is better


CalMAN grayscales (profile: native, target color space AdobeRGB)
CalMAN grayscales (profile: native, target color space AdobeRGB)
CalMAN saturation (profile: native, target color space AdobeRGB)
CalMAN saturation (profile: native, target color space AdobeRGB)
CalMAN Colorchecker (profile: native, target color space AdobeRGB)
CalMAN Colorchecker (profile: native, target color space AdobeRGB)
CalMAN grayscales calibrated (target color space AdobeRGB)
CalMAN grayscales calibrated (target color space AdobeRGB)
CalMAN saturation calibrated (target color space AdobeRGB)
CalMAN saturation calibrated (target color space AdobeRGB)
CalMAN Colorchecker calibrated (target color space AdobeRGB)
CalMAN Colorchecker calibrated (target color space AdobeRGB)

The 4K display comes with X-Rite software preinstalled and offers various profiles. We analyzed the display with the professional CalMAN software package (X-Rite i1 Pro 2) using the pre-set "Native" profile. There are no unwanted shifts in color hues compared to the AdobeRGB reference, the average DeltaE 2000 grayscale deviations are under the target value of 3. This also applies to colors, with only 100% red showing a strong deviation. We were able to reduce this with our own calibration, even if the other deviations are smaller. Subsequent calibration is therefore not necessary, also making the panel very suitable for image editing due to its almost 100% AdobeRGB coverage. 

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. DCI-P3
vs. DCI-P3
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
19.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 13.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 31 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
46 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.2 ms rise
↘ 24.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 74 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (35.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

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

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19454 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.


In sunny conditions
In sunny conditions

Outdoors - and especially on bright days - it can be difficult to work comfortably as the glossy display is inevitably very reflective. X1 Extreme G5 users who often find themselves working on the go would therefore be better off considering a configuration with a matte panel. Nevertheless, no fault can be found with IPS panel's viewing angle stability.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - X1 Extreme G5 optionally with the RTX 3080 Ti

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5 is available with a range of Intel processors, including the optional vPro models. Graphics cards start with the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and go all the way up to the RTX 3080 Ti. For professional GPUs, it's worth taking a look at the ThinkPad P1 G5. Our review device came equipped with a single RAM module (32 GB) and only operates in single-channel mode.

 
 
 

Test conditions

Rather than offer additional energy profiles, Lenovo links the settings to the regular Windows energy settings which is very convenient in practice. In contrast to some AMD ThinkPads, there is no way of activating or deactivating the "intelligent cooling" function.

Processor - Core i7-12700H

The Core i7-12700H belongs to Intel's current Alder Lake generation and offers 6 performance as well as 8 efficiency cores. For short usage, the ThinkPad's processor uses 112 watts and 80 watts during sustained use which is why the benchmark results are good, even under lengthier load. For this reason, the ThinkPad belongs to the fastest models in our comparison group. When all CPU benchmarks are taken into consideration, the X1 Extreme G5 sits 28 % ahead of its predecessor with the older Core i7-11800H. This where the liquid metal heat paste's stronger cooling abilities really pay off.

The processor still uses around 70 watts in battery mode causing performance in the multi-core tests to only drop by 13 %; single-core performance is unaffected. Additional CPU benchmarks can found in our tech section.

Cinebench R15 Multi endurance test

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2653 (2599.09-2777.97)
HP Envy 16 h0112nr Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2325 (2293.84-2590.34)
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti Intel Core i7-12700H; Turbo: Ø2613 (2537.11-2763.96)
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2013 (2001.6-2029.74)
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø1997 (1913.33-2170.14)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro Apple M1 Pro: Ø1681 (1674.55-1690.12)
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060 Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2093 (2075.98-2171.32)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti) Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1877 (1839.5-2023.47)
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.4: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
84 pt ∼84%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
80.2 pt ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
77.8 pt ∼78%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
76.4 pt ∼76%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
75.4 pt ∼75%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
73.8 pt ∼74%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro -5!
Apple M1 Pro
70.9 pt ∼71%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
65.5 pt ∼66%
Average of class Multimedia
 
55 pt ∼55%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
17876 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
17638 (13496.5min - 17638.5max) Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (4032 - 19330, n=60)
15625 Points ∼87% -13%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
14130 (12303.9min - 14129.8max) Points ∼79% -21%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
13094 (11750.2min - 13094.1max) Points ∼73% -27%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
12979 Points ∼73% -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
12446 Points ∼70% -30%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
12370 Points ∼69% -31%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3127 - 18444, n=100, last 2 years)
9735 Points ∼54% -46%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
1810 Points ∼100%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1802 Points ∼100% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1773 Points ∼98% -2%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
1772 Points ∼98% -2%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
1765 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (778 - 1826, n=59)
1757 Points ∼97% -3%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
1534 Points ∼85% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1521 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (819 - 1940, n=98, last 2 years)
1482 Points ∼82% -18%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
6860 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
6709 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1576 - 7407, n=60)
5924 Points ∼86% -14%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
5479 Points ∼80% -20%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
5053 Points ∼74% -26%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
4994 Points ∼73% -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
4726 Points ∼69% -31%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1192 - 7040, n=98, last 2 years)
3621 Points ∼53% -47%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
2721 Points ∼40% -60%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
704 Points ∼100%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
699 Points ∼99% -1%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
683 Points ∼97% -3%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
680 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (300 - 704, n=60)
678 Points ∼96% -4%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
675 Points ∼96% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
585 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (316 - 739, n=98, last 2 years)
560 Points ∼80% -20%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
393 Points ∼56% -44%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
2777.97 (2599.09min - 2777.97max) Points ∼100%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
2756 (2001.6min - 2029.74max) Points ∼99% -1%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
2030 (2001.6min - 2029.74max) Points ∼73% -27%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
2590 (2293.84min - 2590.34max) Points ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1379 - 2916, n=66)
2516 Points ∼91% -9%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
2171 (2075.98min - 2171.32max) Points ∼78% -22%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
2170 (1913.33min - 2170.14max) Points ∼78% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
2023 (1839.5min - 2023.47max) Points ∼73% -27%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
1690 (1675min - 1690max) Points ∼61% -39%
Average of class Multimedia
  (570 - 2894, n=113, last 2 years)
1627 Points ∼59% -41%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
261 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
260 Points ∼100%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
256 Points ∼98% -2%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
255 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (113 - 263, n=61)
253 Points ∼97% -3%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
251 Points ∼96% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
230 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 279, n=97, last 2 years)
219 Points ∼84% -16%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
209 Points ∼80% -20%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (183.3 - 956, n=92, last 2 years)
383 Seconds * ∼100% -106%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
261 Seconds * ∼68% -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
252 Seconds * ∼66% -35%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
249 Seconds * ∼65% -34%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
226 Seconds * ∼59% -22%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (168 - 732, n=59)
225 Seconds * ∼59% -21%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
215 Seconds * ∼56% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
186 Seconds * ∼49%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
183.3 Seconds * ∼48% +1%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
69981 MIPS ∼100% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
65902 MIPS ∼94%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
61455 MIPS ∼88% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (22844 - 73067, n=59)
60401 MIPS ∼86% -8%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
54715 MIPS ∼78% -17%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
51281 MIPS ∼73% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
49194 MIPS ∼70% -25%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11813 - 72912, n=91, last 2 years)
40805 MIPS ∼58% -38%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
5871 MIPS ∼100%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
5858 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
5759 MIPS ∼98% -2%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
5706 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
5671 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2743 - 5907, n=59)
5639 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
5621 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2898 - 6186, n=91, last 2 years)
5194 MIPS ∼88% -12%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
12640 Points ∼100% +8%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
12499 Points ∼99% +7%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
11989 Points ∼95% +2%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
11827 Points ∼94% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (5144 - 13745, n=60)
11792 Points ∼93% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
11727 Points ∼93%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
10846 Points ∼86% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
8172 Points ∼65% -30%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3307 - 15348, n=98, last 2 years)
8149 Points ∼64% -31%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1821 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
1820 Points ∼100%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
1773 Points ∼97% -3%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1770 Points ∼97% -3%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
1768 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (803 - 1851, n=60)
1735 Points ∼95% -5%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
1729 Points ∼95% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1576 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (843 - 1978, n=98, last 2 years)
1524 Points ∼84% -16%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
17.2 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (4.67 - 21.8, n=60)
16.7 fps ∼97% -3%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
15.8 fps ∼92% -8%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
15.1 fps ∼88% -12%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
14.9 fps ∼87% -13%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
13.8 fps ∼80% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
13.7 fps ∼80% -20%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4.12 - 21, n=92, last 2 years)
11.1 fps ∼65% -35%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Multimedia
  (6.7 - 89.1, n=91, last 2 years)
50.6 s * ∼100% -25%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (34.2 - 95.3, n=59)
45.8 s * ∼91% -13%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
45.3 s * ∼90% -12%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
43.3 s * ∼86% -7%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
41.7 s * ∼82% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
41.4 s * ∼82% -2%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
41.4 s * ∼82% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
40.4 s * ∼80%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4155 - 0.994, n=93, last 2 years)
0.558 sec * ∼100% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.554 sec * ∼99% -20%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (0.4441 - 1.052, n=59)
0.4723 sec * ∼85% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.461 sec * ∼83%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.459 sec * ∼82% -0%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4586 sec * ∼82% +1%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4582 sec * ∼82% +1%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4566 sec * ∼82% +1%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2777.97 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
117.33 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
260 Points
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Performance Rating
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
90 pt ∼90%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
84.5 pt ∼85%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
78.4 pt ∼78%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
77.1 pt ∼77%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
75.5 pt ∼76%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
67.5 pt ∼68%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
65 pt ∼65%
Average of class Multimedia
 
61.9 pt ∼62%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
16202 KRay/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
14618 KRay/s ∼90% -10%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
12459 KRay/s ∼77% -23%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
11996 KRay/s ∼74% -26%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2585 - 17957, n=59)
10677 KRay/s ∼66% -34%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2677 - 16202, n=79, last 2 years)
9409 KRay/s ∼58% -42%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
7575 KRay/s ∼47% -53%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
7393 KRay/s ∼46% -54%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
81043 Points ∼100%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
62698 Points ∼77% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
61086 Points ∼75% -25%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
60379 Points ∼75% -25%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (12439 - 90760, n=59)
51950 Points ∼64% -36%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12762 - 99306, n=79, last 2 years)
48682 Points ∼60% -40%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
34921 Points ∼43% -57%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
34205 Points ∼42% -58%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
4098 MB/s ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3819 MB/s ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (833 - 4242, n=59)
3064 MB/s ∼75% -20%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2895 MB/s ∼71% -24%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2847 MB/s ∼69% -25%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
2625 MB/s ∼64% -31%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2613 MB/s ∼64% -32%
Average of class Multimedia
  (841 - 4254, n=79, last 2 years)
2376 MB/s ∼58% -38%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
102083 Points ∼100%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
101825 Points ∼100% 0%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
99828 Points ∼98% -2%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
99666 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (57923 - 103202, n=59)
97710 Points ∼96% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
91934 Points ∼90% -10%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
89788 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (31314 - 110468, n=79, last 2 years)
76686 Points ∼75% -25%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
9922 Points ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
9786 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (3249 - 9939, n=59)
9062 Points ∼91% -9%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
8914 Points ∼90% -10%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
8622 Points ∼87% -13%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
8476 Points ∼85% -15%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
8137 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3099 - 13146, n=79, last 2 years)
7794 Points ∼79% -21%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
39363 Points ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
36412 Points ∼93% -7%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
31038 Points ∼79% -21%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
29979 Points ∼76% -24%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (7135 - 44760, n=59)
27657 Points ∼70% -30%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7417 - 54727, n=79, last 2 years)
26440 Points ∼67% -33%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
20549 Points ∼52% -48%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
20265 Points ∼51% -49%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
146086 MB/s ∼100% +90%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
106504 MB/s ∼73% +39%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (31839 - 144360, n=59)
84524 MB/s ∼58% +10%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
82666 MB/s ∼57% +8%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
82401 MB/s ∼56% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
76864 MB/s ∼53%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16367 - 147249, n=79, last 2 years)
67918 MB/s ∼46% -12%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
61160 MB/s ∼42% -20%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
1091 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (305 - 1171, n=59)
972 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
900 MB/s ∼82% -18%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
835 MB/s ∼77% -23%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
829 MB/s ∼76% -24%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
807 MB/s ∼74% -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
790 MB/s ∼72% -28%
Average of class Multimedia
  (228 - 1193, n=86, last 2 years)
597 MB/s ∼55% -45%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
8765 KRay/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
7823 KRay/s ∼89% -11%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
6644 KRay/s ∼76% -24%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
6418 KRay/s ∼73% -27%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1437 - 9692, n=59)
5916 KRay/s ∼67% -33%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1501 - 8765, n=80, last 2 years)
5121 KRay/s ∼58% -42%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
4378 KRay/s ∼50% -50%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
4273 KRay/s ∼49% -51%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
42660 MPixel/s ∼100% +85%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
40829 MPixel/s ∼96% +77%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
37404 MPixel/s ∼88% +62%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (12863 - 52207, n=59)
33389 MPixel/s ∼78% +44%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
33204 MPixel/s ∼78% +44%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8034 - 52207, n=80, last 2 years)
26560 MPixel/s ∼62% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
23118 MPixel/s ∼54%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
15689 MPixel/s ∼37% -32%

System Performance

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5 is basically a very fast and responsive device but the absence of a dual-channel RAM configuration is noticeable, especially in synthetic tests. Although it is possible to easily upgrade the RAM, the onboard 32 GB ought to be more than sufficient even for most users. However, a 2 x 16 GB factory configuration would have been a more sensible choice. As mentioned right at the start, we experienced occasional performance issues with Windows 10 and for this reason we would recommend un update to Windows 11 Pro. 

PCMark 10 / Score
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
7595 Points ∼100% +5%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7296 Points ∼96% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
7243 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (5986 - 8156, n=12)
7232 Points ∼95% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
7075 Points ∼93% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6524 Points ∼86% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3580 - 8083, n=80, last 2 years)
5811 Points ∼77% -20%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
12144 Points ∼100% +15%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
10970 Points ∼90% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10846 Points ∼89% +3%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10765 Points ∼89% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (9289 - 12144, n=12)
10576 Points ∼87% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
10536 Points ∼87%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7715 - 12144, n=80, last 2 years)
9805 Points ∼81% -7%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
9555 Points ∼100% +2%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9383 Points ∼98% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
9355 Points ∼98%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
9224 Points ∼97% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (6161 - 10362, n=12)
9156 Points ∼96% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8450 Points ∼88% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=80, last 2 years)
8093 Points ∼85% -13%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (8950 - 12554, n=12)
10653 Points ∼100% +2%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
10617 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
10461 Points ∼98%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10433 Points ∼98% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
9169 Points ∼86% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8223 Points ∼77% -21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2679 - 11777, n=80, last 2 years)
6850 Points ∼64% -35%
CrossMark / Overall
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1883 Points ∼100% +10%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
1872 Points ∼99% +10%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1826 Points ∼97% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1649 - 2017, n=11)
1806 Points ∼96% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1706 Points ∼91%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1648 Points ∼88% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 2138, n=45, last 2 years)
1612 Points ∼86% -6%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
1556 Points ∼83% -9%
CrossMark / Productivity
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
1792 Points ∼100% +8%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1758 Points ∼98% +6%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1728 Points ∼96% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1536 - 1958, n=11)
1723 Points ∼96% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1659 Points ∼93%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1582 Points ∼88% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (921 - 2038, n=45, last 2 years)
1543 Points ∼86% -7%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
1342 Points ∼75% -19%
CrossMark / Creativity
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2084 Points ∼100% +13%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
2054 Points ∼99% +12%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2016 Points ∼97% +10%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
1993 Points ∼96% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1816 - 2084, n=11)
1949 Points ∼94% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1841 Points ∼88%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1829 Points ∼88% -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (933 - 2865, n=45, last 2 years)
1796 Points ∼86% -2%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
1768 Points ∼100% +20%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1704 Points ∼96% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (1210 - 2207, n=11)
1665 Points ∼94% +13%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1599 Points ∼90% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1477 Points ∼84%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1012 - 2234, n=45, last 2 years)
1415 Points ∼80% -4%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1363 Points ∼77% -8%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
1055 Points ∼60% -29%
PCMark 10 Score
7243 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
63102 MB/s ∼100% +69%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
63009 MB/s ∼100% +69%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
57944 MB/s ∼92% +55%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
56883 MB/s ∼90% +53%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (31252 - 80511, n=59)
54320 MB/s ∼86% +46%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20513 - 80511, n=80, last 2 years)
45719 MB/s ∼72% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
39053 MB/s ∼62% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
37264 MB/s ∼59%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
67684 MB/s ∼100% +82%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
66192 MB/s ∼98% +78%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
66149 MB/s ∼98% +78%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
60019 MB/s ∼89% +61%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (32677 - 79442, n=59)
57832 MB/s ∼85% +55%
Average of class Multimedia
  (23172 - 79442, n=79, last 2 years)
48938 MB/s ∼72% +31%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
41974 MB/s ∼62% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
37231 MB/s ∼55%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
65336 MB/s ∼100% +98%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
64433 MB/s ∼99% +95%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
58969 MB/s ∼90% +79%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
58107 MB/s ∼89% +76%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (30592 - 88660, n=59)
55251 MB/s ∼85% +67%
Average of class Multimedia
  (21862 - 91272, n=79, last 2 years)
47918 MB/s ∼73% +45%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
41728 MB/s ∼64% +26%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
32999 MB/s ∼51%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
99.1 ns * ∼100% -15%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
93.2 ns * ∼94% -8%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
92.5 ns * ∼93% -8%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
91.7 ns * ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
85.9 ns * ∼87%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
85.6 ns * ∼86% -0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (76.2 - 133.9, n=85, last 2 years)
81.7 ns * ∼82% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (76.2 - 133.9, n=59)
74.6 ns * ∼75% +13%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latencies

In our standardized latency test (surfing the Internet, 4K YouTube playback, CPU load), the review device demonstrates some limitations with the present BIOS version and is therefore more suited to the use of real-time audio applications.

LatencyMon - overview
LatencyMon - overview
LatencyMon - drivers
LatencyMon - drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1142.4 μs * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
950 μs * ∼83% +17%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
912.2 μs * ∼80% +20%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
889.1 μs * ∼78% +22%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
747.7 μs * ∼65% +35%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
462.8 μs * ∼41% +59%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

PCIe 4.0 SSD with heat sink
PCIe 4.0 SSD with heat sink

In our review device, Lenovo equipped the X1 Extreme G5 with a fast PCIe 4.0 SSD from Micron (3400) providing a storage capacity of 1 TB from which 900 GB are available after the first installation. All in all, somewhat quicker PCIe 4.0 drives are available, however, the difference in practice is negligible with the device also remaining completely stable during lengthier load. Additional SSD benchmarks can be found here.

Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6516.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 4141.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 455.83 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 353.92 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 62.62 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 146.53 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 396.23 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 952.7 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
 
83.4 pt ∼83%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
80.8 pt ∼81%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
78.1 pt ∼78%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
76.5 pt ∼77%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
71.8 pt ∼72%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
69.8 pt ∼70%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
68 pt ∼68%
Average of class Multimedia
 
57.7 pt ∼58%
DiskSpd
seq read
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3793 (3752.48min - 3792.7max) MB/s ∼100% +18%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
3664 (3617.8min - 3664.36max) MB/s ∼97% +14%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
3575 (3540.25min - 3575.41max) MB/s ∼94% +11%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
3337 (3241.38min - 3336.82max) MB/s ∼88% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3285 (3229.03min - 3284.63max) MB/s ∼87% +2%
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (1306 - 4343, n=18)
3271 MB/s ∼86% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
3210 (3140.07min - 3210.03max) MB/s ∼85%
Average of class Multimedia
  (756 - 4480, n=84, last 2 years)
2210 MB/s ∼58% -31%
seq write
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (2416 - 4954, n=18)
3735 MB/s ∼100% +29%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
3663 (3530.42min - 3663.11max) MB/s ∼98% +27%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
3337 (3241.38min - 3337.44max) MB/s ∼89% +16%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3187 (3121.66min - 3187.17max) MB/s ∼85% +10%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
2974 (2933.08min - 2974.1max) MB/s ∼80% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2889 (2558.32min - 2888.71max) MB/s ∼77%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2886 (2821.51min - 2885.78max) MB/s ∼77% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (500 - 5015, n=84, last 2 years)
2265 MB/s ∼61% -22%
seq q8 t1 read
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6931 (6427.77min - 6931.07max) MB/s ∼100% +6%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6789 (5989.89min - 6788.74max) MB/s ∼98% +4%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
6722 (6163.74min - 6721.56max) MB/s ∼97% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6641 (6202.75min - 6640.63max) MB/s ∼96% +1%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
6593 (5975.42min - 6593.24max) MB/s ∼95% +1%
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (6207 - 6734, n=18)
6564 MB/s ∼95% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
6553 (5723.84min - 6552.97max) MB/s ∼95%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 7028, n=83, last 2 years)
3804 MB/s ∼55% -42%
seq q8 t1 write
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5089 (5068.19min - 5088.53max) MB/s ∼100% +8%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
4991 (4646.87min - 4990.59max) MB/s ∼98% +6%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4939 (4914.28min - 4939.19max) MB/s ∼97% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4922 (4873.36min - 4922.03max) MB/s ∼97% +5%
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (4543 - 4991, n=18)
4816 MB/s ∼95% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
4703 (4281.13min - 4702.86max) MB/s ∼92%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
4342 (4271.69min - 4341.94max) MB/s ∼85% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (497 - 5171, n=84, last 2 years)
2843 MB/s ∼56% -40%
4k q1 t1 read
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
82.8 (82.19min - 82.82max) MB/s ∼100% +70%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
80.3 (77.48min - 80.31max) MB/s ∼97% +65%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
78.4 (78.15min - 78.4max) MB/s ∼95% +61%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
75 (74.44min - 75.02max) MB/s ∼91% +54%
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (39.2 - 74.1, n=18)
58.3 MB/s ∼70% +20%
Average of class Multimedia
  (18.6 - 149.1, n=84, last 2 years)
55.9 MB/s ∼68% +15%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
49 (47.57min - 48.98max) MB/s ∼59% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
48.7 (48.38min - 48.69max) MB/s ∼59%
4k q1 t1 write
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
220 (215.28min - 220.05max) MB/s ∼100% +48%
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (125.8 - 273, n=18)
188.9 MB/s ∼86% +27%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
185.3 (183.35min - 185.33max) MB/s ∼84% +25%
Average of class Multimedia
  (74.3 - 373, n=84, last 2 years)
169.4 MB/s ∼77% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
161 (160.33min - 161.4max) MB/s ∼73% +8%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
156.4 (153.47min - 156.39max) MB/s ∼71% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
148.8 (147.71min - 148.84max) MB/s ∼68%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
143.6 (143.02min - 143.57max) MB/s ∼65% -3%
4k q32 t16 read
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (636 - 2868, n=18)
1906 MB/s ∼100% +116%
HP Envy 16 h0112nr
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1310 (1228.8min - 1310.37max) MB/s ∼69% +48%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1270 (1253.28min - 1269.52max) MB/s ∼67% +44%
Average of class Multimedia
  (271 - 4178, n=84, last 2 years)
1259 MB/s ∼66% +43%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
958 (945.51min - 958.45max) MB/s ∼50% +8%
Dell XPS 17 9720 RTX 3060
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
920 (908.27min - 920.49max) MB/s ∼48% +4%
Schenker Vision 16 Pro RTX 3070 Ti
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
895 (882.72min - 894.69max) MB/s ∼47% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5-21DE003RGE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
883 (874.82min - 883.4max) MB/s ∼46%
4k q32 t16 write
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
  (328 - 2786, n=18)