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Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 laptop review: Powerful AMD flagship with a hickup

Premium problem case. A high quality, a high performance, and even relatively efficient with current AMD Ryzen CPUs and Radeon graphics - what could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot, actually. But it was really only one problem with the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1, that created difficulties for our test evaluation.

ThinkPad and AMD - a combination that hasn't been seen very often for a long time. However, in the last few years this has definitely changed, now culminating in the Lenovo ThinkPad Z series, the first high-end series with the Ryzen chips. In the beginning of the year, Lenovo announced two models and sizes. We were already able to test the smaller Lenovo ThinkPad Z13, and now follows the model with the large 16-inch display, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16.

While the Z13 clearly places the focus on mobility, the Z16 targets the multimedia sector and is supposed to compete with laptops such as the Dell XPS 15 and Apple MacBook Pro 16, and even with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme, the current Lenovo top dog for multimedia customers.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H 8 x 3.2 - 4.7 GHz, 65 W PL2 / Short Burst, 47 W PL1 / Sustained, Rembrandt H (Zen 3+)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX 6500M - 4 GB VRAM, Core: 2433 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, 55 W TDP, Navi 24, Adrenalin 21.40.64, Switchable Graphics
Memory
32 GB 
, LPDDR5-6400, on-board, quad-channel
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 142 PPI, NE160WUM-N62 , IPS LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR, 1024 GB 
, M.2 2280, NVMe PCIe 4.0, 893 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC3306
Connections
1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 3 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: SD card, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Qualcomm WCN685x (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1, Quectel EM05-G, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.8 x 354.4 x 237.4 ( = 0.62 x 13.95 x 9.35 in)
Battery
72 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1080p w/eShutter & IR
Additional features
Speakers: 2 Watt stereo, 135 W USB-C charger, Lenovo Commercial Vantage, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.887 kg ( = 66.56 oz / 4.16 pounds), Power Supply: 541 g ( = 19.08 oz / 1.19 pounds)
Price
2450 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87.3 %
10/2022
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
R7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
1.9 kg15.8 mm16.00"1920x1200
89 %
11/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
2 kg18.2 mm16.00"3840x2400
88.3 %
12/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
1.9 kg18.2 mm16.00"3840x2400
89.5 %
05/2022
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
1.9 kg18 mm15.60"3456x2160
89.3 %
06/2022
Dell XPS 17 9720
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg19.5 mm17.00"3840x2400
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
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

A compact aluminum case: Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1

Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 1
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 1

The largest difference compared to the established ThinkPad X1 Extreme series is in the design: While the X1 Extreme uses classic ThinkPad attributes, the looks of the ThinkPad Z16 are a much closer match to the mainstream of the laptop market. With its large touchpad, the rectangular keyboard, and silver display lid, it looks like a hybrid between an XPS or MacBook and a ThinkPad. Of course Lenovo will also place its own accents, such as the camera bulge on the display lid, for example, which is also very practical to use for raising the lid. This can be done easily with one hand, but only up to an opening angle of about 135 degrees. 180 degrees, like with other ThinkPads, are not possible here.

In terms of the choice of materials, Lenovo also takes a different path than with the X1 series. The display lid is made of silver aluminum, the keyboard frame is anodized black, and the bottom is black lacquer. Only the display frame is made of plastic. Another interesting feature is the palm rests, since they are made of matte glass. This creates some haptics for the Z16 that are a level above the X1 Extreme, but this might also be a matter of taste. At least, the Z16 will definitely have less problems with greasy surfaces. The stability of the case is also at a very high level, but naturally, the thin display lid is weaker than the base.

The ThinkPad Z16 is the most compact 16-inch laptop in our comparison. The Dell XPS 15 is smaller, but it "only" offers a 15.6-inch LCD. In terms of the thickness, the Z16 is also ahead, since it is slimmer than all other competitors. In terms of their weight, all the competitors are extremely close to each other.

Size Comparison

374.5 mm / 14.7 inch 249 mm / 9.8 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 2.5 kg5.45 lbs359.5 mm / 14.2 inch 253.8 mm / 9.99 inch 18.2 mm / 0.717 inch 2 kg4.42 lbs355.7 mm / 14 inch 248.1 mm / 9.77 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 2.2 kg4.75 lbs354.4 mm / 14 inch 237.4 mm / 9.35 inch 15.8 mm / 0.622 inch 1.9 kg4.16 lbs345 mm / 13.6 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.24 lbs

Equipment: Lenovo with a sparse port selection

The connection equipment is identical to that of the Dell XPS 15 9520, which makes it one of the weakest in our test field. In this point, the Z16 clearly lags behind the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, and even the Apple MacBook Pro 16 at least offers HDMI.

In contrast to Intel laptops, there is no Thunderbolt 4 with AMD. On the other hand, the ThinkPad Z16 includes USB 4, which offers the same feature set as Thunderbolt 3. However, compatibility with Thunderbolt accessories isn't guaranteed and has to be determined individually.

Left side: 2x USB 4, SD card
Left side: 2x USB 4, SD card
Right side: SIM, 3.5mm audio, USB C 3.2 Gen 1, Kensington Lock
Right side: SIM, 3.5mm audio, USB C 3.2 Gen 1, Kensington Lock

SD Card Reader

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 includes a full-size SD card reader, but SD cards cannot be inserted fully. The card reader is extremely fast, particularly when reading data. We tested this with our 128-GB AV Pro microSD reference card.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
198 MB/s ∼100% +99%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro V60)
172.4 MB/s ∼87% +73%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
172.1 MB/s ∼87% +73%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
121 MB/s ∼61% +22%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
99.55 MB/s ∼50%
Average of class Multimedia
  (17.6 - 226, n=65, last 2 years)
74.3 MB/s ∼38% -25%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
256.53 MB/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
195.7 MB/s ∼76% -24%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
178.5 MB/s ∼70% -30%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro V60)
175.1 MB/s ∼68% -32%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.8 - 257, n=61, last 2 years)
84.2 MB/s ∼33% -67%

Communication

Lenovo labels the built-in Qualcomm WCN685x (2x2) as "Qualcomm NFA-725A." It is a Wi-Fi 6E card. With some slight variations, the ThinkPad Z16 achieves very good results with this Wi-Fi module.

Our test unit also includes a 4G module from Quectel. If you need WWAN, it has to be already included in your order, since you cannot install it later.

Networking
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Qualcomm WCN685x
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1771 (min: 1738) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1740 (min: 1591) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1822 (min: 1515) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1490 (min: 666) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
iperf3 transmit AX12
955 (min: 771) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AX12
1315 (min: 1034) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1289 (min: 1159) MBit/s ∼74%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
833 (min: 660) MBit/s ∼56%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1630 (min: 1597) MBit/s ∼94%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1367 (min: 1038) MBit/s ∼92%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
iperf3 transmit AX12
772 (min: 748) MBit/s ∼81%
iperf3 receive AX12
760 (min: 404) MBit/s ∼58%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
874 (min: 522) MBit/s ∼50%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
766 (min: 698) MBit/s ∼51%
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Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1822 (1515-1951)
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1770 (1738-1792)

Webcam

Lenovo gives a lot of room to the webcam in terms of the design, and the 1080p camera is also relatively good for a laptop. However, there is still a lot of room for improvement, and the selfie shooter in a smartphone is still much better.

ColorChecker
32.2 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
22.4 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
30.9 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
14 ∆E
25.4 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
13 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
2 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
17 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00: 17.16 ∆E min: 2.01 - max: 32.19 ∆E

Security

In addition to dTMP, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 also includes a fingerprint reader in the keyboard, the infrared camera for Windows Hello, and a Kensington Lock. What is not included is a smartcard reader and a physical webcam shutter, but you can turn off the camera electronically by pressing the F9 key instead.

Accessories

Besides the 135-Watt charger with a USB-C connector, no other accessories are included.

Maintenance

Lenovo makes it very easy to access the insides of the ThinkPad Z16 Gen 1. After removing the five Philips screws, you can directly remove the back cover. Unfortunately, there are not many options for upgrades, and the ThinkPad Z16 is not very modular at all for such a large laptop. The RAM and the Wi-Fi module are soldered in, and there is only a single M.2-2280 slot. The WWAN card occupies an M.2-2242 slot.

Of course, you can clean the fans or replace the battery, but the ThinkPad laptop clearly disappoints us in terms of upgrade options. Both the Dell XPS models and the ThinkPad X1 Extreme are significantly more modular.

ThinkPad Z16: aluminum bottom
ThinkPad Z16: aluminum bottom
ThinkPad Z16: few upgrade options
ThinkPad Z16: few upgrade options

Warranty

Our test unit is a special model from Campuspoint, offering a very generous warranty package: 36 months of on-site service and "Premier Support." The warranty varies depending on the country, and ThinkPads are often sold with only a year of warranty in the US. However, in all cases the warranty can be expanded up to five years and also upgraded by services such as a replacement of the integrated battery. In addition, the Z16 also includes an international warranty as a ThinkPad, but there is no on-site service outside your country of purchase.

Input Devices: The best touchpad in a Lenovo ThinkPad

Keyboard

The two-level backlit keyboard is also closer to the laptop mainstream, and the outer keys don't have the ThinkPad-typical U-shaped key form anymore. Lenovo also forced the keyboard overall into a rectangular form and removed the recess for the arrow keys that is otherwise customary for ThinkPads. Together with this change, the Image up/down keys were also removed. And finally, Lenovo has also switched the Ctrl and Fn keys, with the Ctrl key now being on the outside.

Offering a key stroke of only 1.35 mm (~0.053 in), the keys are again slimmer than in many other current ThinkPad laptops. For example, the X1 Extreme offers 1.5 mm (~0.059 in). In addition, the key tops are flatter. This results in the typing experience feeling less luxurious and not very ThinkPad typical. However, compared to the Dell XPS and the MacBook Pro, the keyboard is still better, offering a clear and crisp pressure point and a resistance that is just right. At 28.5 cm (~11.2 in), the keyboard also has the full standard width.

Lenovo has switched the FN and Ctrl keys
Lenovo has switched the FN and Ctrl keys
Image up/down: Only via FN
Image up/down: Only via FN
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16: keyboard
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16: keyboard
 

TrackPad and TrackPoint

Without further ado: The Z16 has the best and also largest TrackPad (12 x 8 cm) of all the current ThinkPads. The surface is made of matte glass, just like the palm rest. This has an extremely high quality and also ensures ideal sliding characteristics. The haptic motor of the ClickPad, which simulates real clicks, is also very good. The ClickPad can be clicked evenly everywhere, in contrast to the usual mechanic TrackPads that you can only use for clicking in the bottom area. With its high-quality haptics, software implementation, and spacious size, the ThinkPad laptop can be operated extremely comfortably using the touchpad.

Compared to other ThinkPads, what is slightly less comfortable is the TrackPoint without any dedicated keys. On the other hand, the TrackPoint continues to be a great option, if you have to quickly move the mouse cursor while typing. In this haptic solution, the integrated TrackPoint keys are better than we would have previously thought.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z16: TrackPad
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16: TrackPad

ThinkPad Z16 Gen 1: Matte WUXGA display with a good brightness

Subpixel grid - Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 1
Subpixel grid - Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 1
A little backlight bleeding (here displayed amplified)
A little backlight bleeding (here displayed amplified)

Lenovo almost always offers several display options with its ThinkPad laptops, and the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 1 is no exception from this rule. Buyers can choose among the following displays that all have the 16:10 format and 16-inch diagonal in common:

  • IPS WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200), 400 cd/m², matte, 100% sRGB, Low Power
  • IPS WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200), 400 cd/m², semi-glossy, 100% sRGB, Low Power, Touch
  • OLED WQUXGA (3,840 x 2,400), 400 cd/m² (SDR), semi-glossy, 100 % DCI-P3, Touch, Dolby Vision

What stands out compared to the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is that there is no 2.5K option (2,560 x 1,600). Users have to select between a fairly low and a very high resolution. In the case of our test unit, we have the basic option. This more than fulfills the promised 400 cd/m², since the average brightness is 446 cd/m².

467
cd/m²
452
cd/m²
477
cd/m²
445
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
439
cd/m²
405
cd/m²
437
cd/m²
408
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
NE160WUM-N62
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 487 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 446.3 cd/m² Minimum: 21.14 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 487 cd/m²
Contrast: 1571:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.8 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 0.8
ΔE Greyscale 2.3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
72.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.7% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
70% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.16
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
NE160WUM-N62 , IPS LED, 1920x1200, 16.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
LP160UQ1-SPB1, IPS LED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Samsung 156XG01, OLED, 3456x2160, 15.60
Dell XPS 17 9720
Sharp LQ170R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 17.00
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Liquid Retina XDR, Mini-LED, 3456x2234, 16.20
Display
18%
20%
25%
21%
Display P3 Coverage
70
84.3
20%
97.8
40%
94.8
35%
99.1
42%
sRGB Coverage
99.7
98.3
-1%
99.9
0%
100
0%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
72.1
97.8
36%
86
19%
100
39%
88
22%
Response Times
-59%
94%
-24%
-137%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 ?(17, 23)
60 ?(29, 31)
-50%
1.9 ?(1.1, 0.8)
95%
53.2 ?(24.8, 28.4)
-33%
42.8 ?(19.6, 23.2)
-7%
Response Time Black / White *
25 ?(12, 13)
42 ?(23, 19)
-68%
1.9 ?(1.1, 0.8)
92%
28.4 ?(12.8, 15.6)
-14%
91.6 ?(76, 15.6)
-266%
PWM Frequency
59.52 ?(100)
17990 ?(40)
14880
Screen
-14%
-55%
-23%
212%
Brightness middle
487
639
31%
381.4
-22%
438
-10%
514
6%
Brightness
446
612
37%
384
-14%
411
-8%
497
11%
Brightness Distribution
83
84
1%
95
14%
86
4%
95
14%
Black Level *
0.31
0.47
-52%
0.27
13%
0.02
94%
Contrast
1571
1360
-13%
1622
3%
25700
1536%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.8
2.2
-22%
4.34
-141%
2.5
-39%
1.4
22%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.3
5.3
-61%
9.24
-180%
6.3
-91%
2.8
15%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.8
1.4
-75%
0.8
-0%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.3
1.7
26%
2
13%
4.2
-83%
2.3
-0%
Gamma
2.16 102%
2.31 95%
2.13 103%
2.22 99%
2.27 97%
CCT
6867 95%
6390 102%
6210 105%
7034 92%
6792 96%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-18% / -14%
20% / -8%
-7% / -13%
32% / 115%

* ... smaller is better

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation
Saturation
Colorchecker
Colorchecker
Grayscale (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Colorchecker (calibrated)
Colorchecker (calibrated)

The display of the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 is already relatively well-adjusted in the state of delivery, which is shown in its low Delta-E deviations. We measured the display using CalMan and the X-Rite i1 Pro 2 Colorimeter. A calibration with the i1 Profiler was able to drop the Delta-E value even further, leading to a quite accurate color reproduction. As always, the created color profile is available for your free download above.

Lenovo's marketing promises 100% sRGB color space coverage, and we measured 99.7%. With this, the LCD display is suited for simple image processing. In order to get an even wider color space coverage, you'd have to select the optional OLED panel.

DCI P3: 70%
DCI P3: 70%
sRGB: 99.7%
sRGB: 99.7%
AdobeRGB: 72.1%
AdobeRGB: 72.1%
ThinkPad Z16 outdoors
ThinkPad Z16 outdoors

Due to its relatively high brightness and matte display surface, the ThinkPad Z16 laptop can be used outdoors without any problems, as long as you avoid direct sunlight.

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
25 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 49 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 23 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. » 51 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (35.9 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 19590 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z16: As typical for IPS...
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16: As typical for IPS...
...there is nothing to complain...
...there is nothing to complain...
...about the viewing angle stability
...about the viewing angle stability

Performance: AMD Ryzen 6000H meets Radeon RX 6500M

The selection of processors for the ThinkPad Z16 Gen 1 includes three choices, with all CPUs being part of AMD's Ryzen Pro lineup for business customers. The AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 6650H with six cores serves as the entry level, and you can also get the Ryzen 7 Pro 6850H and the Ryzen 9 Pro 6950H, both with eight cores. As graphics chip, you can either use the integrated Radeon GPU or optionally get the AMD Radeon RX 6500M. The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 is the first ThinkPad that you can buy with a combination of AMD CPU and AMD dGPU.

In the ThinkPad Z series, Lenovo uses soldered LPDDR5-6400 memory, with the Z16 offering either 16 or 32 GB of RAM. A single M.2-2280 SSD serves as the storage.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
GPU-Z AMD Radeon 680M
GPU-Z AMD Radeon 680M
 

Test Conditions

Our test was performed under difficult conditions, since the Z16 created some big problems for us. Our first test unit constantly restarted when the Wi-Fi was activated. We then received an exchange device, which solved the problems to a large extent, and the replacement ThinkPad was significantly more stable.

In the Windows "Best Performance" mode, the CPU of the ThinkPad Z16 has a short-term power limit of 65 watts, and in the long term, the processor can consume 47 watts.

Processor

The AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 6850H is a processor of the 2022 Rembrandt generation that has a typical TDP of 45 watts as a chip of the H series. Its eight cores (16 threads with Hyperthreading) have a basic clock speed of 3.2 GHz and a maximum speed of 4.7 GHz. For some additional comparisons with other processors, we recommend our CPU comparison list.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 1 is the first ThinkPad with the AMD-H series. In the benchmark tests, it achieves a very good performance, although it remains behind the competitors in several disciplines. The Intel Core-i CPUs of the 12th generation are better in both the single and multicore performance, even though the advantage doesn't last long in the multicore performance. The M1 Pro and Max processors also have advantages, aside from the emulated benchmarks.

Even though the "Ultra Performance" mode isn't available in battery operation, the CPU performance remains almost unchanged in battery operation despite this (11,963 points in the Cinebench R23 Multicore test).

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

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Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H: Ø2035 (1986.69-2081.49)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti) Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1877 (1839.5-2023.47)
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø1997 (1913.33-2170.14)
Dell XPS 17 9720 Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2032 (1910.22-2715.55)
Dell XPS 17 9720 Intel Core i7-12700H; Ultra Performance: Ø2223 (2130.38-2634.35)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max Apple M1 Max; Rosetta 2: Ø1687 (1667.29-1693.05)
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
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
82 pt ∼82%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
80.8 pt ∼81%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro -5!
Apple M1 Pro
73.4 pt ∼73%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max -5!
Apple M1 Max
72.9 pt ∼73%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
70.9 pt ∼71%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
70.9 pt ∼71%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE -3!
Intel Core i9-11950H
70.3 pt ∼70%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
69.5 pt ∼70%
Average of class Multimedia
 
55.9 pt ∼56%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
16537 Points ∼100% +38%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
14130 (12303.9min - 14129.8max) Points ∼85% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
12446 Points ∼75% +4%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
12385 Points ∼75% +3%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
12370 Points ∼75% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
12048 Points ∼73% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
12016 Points ∼73%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
12016 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3121 - 18444, n=108, last 2 years)
9131 Points ∼55% -24%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1773 Points ∼100% +19%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
1736 Points ∼98% +16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
1586 Points ∼89% +6%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
1534 Points ∼87% +3%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
1530 Points ∼86% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1521 Points ∼86% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
1491 Points ∼84%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
1491 Points ∼84% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (819 - 1940, n=104, last 2 years)
1463 Points ∼83% -2%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
5479 Points ∼100% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
4887 Points ∼89%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
4887 Points ∼89% 0%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
4883 Points ∼89% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
4726 Points ∼86% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
4471 Points ∼82% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (961 - 7040, n=107, last 2 years)
3413 Points ∼62% -30%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
2735 Points ∼50% -44%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
2721 Points ∼50% -44%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
680 Points ∼100% +17%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
657 Points ∼97% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
621 Points ∼91% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
585 Points ∼86% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
583 Points ∼86%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
583 Points ∼86% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (316 - 739, n=107, last 2 years)
557 Points ∼82% -4%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
393 Points ∼58% -33%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
390 Points ∼57% -33%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
2715.55 (1910.22min - 2715.55max) Points ∼100% +30%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
2634.35 (2130.38min - 2634.35max) Points ∼97% +27%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
2170 (1913.33min - 2170.14max) Points ∼80% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
2089 (1823.99min - 2089.32max) Points ∼77% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
1954 (1818.43min - 1953.6max) Points ∼72% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
2081 (1986.69min - 2081.49max) Points ∼77%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
2081 Points ∼77% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
2023 (1839.5min - 2023.47max) Points ∼74% -3%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
1693 (1667min - 1693max) Points ∼62% -19%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
1690 (1675min - 1690max) Points ∼62% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (385 - 2894, n=123, last 2 years)
1540 Points ∼57% -26%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
253.51 Points ∼100% +4%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
251 Points ∼99% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
244 Points ∼96% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
244 Points ∼96%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
244 Points ∼96% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
230 Points ∼91% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 279, n=105, last 2 years)
216 Points ∼85% -11%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
209 Points ∼82% -14%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
197 Points ∼78% -19%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (183.3 - 1188, n=104, last 2 years)
409 Seconds * ∼100% -74%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
252 Seconds * ∼62% -7%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
238 Seconds * ∼58% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
235 Seconds * ∼57%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
235 Seconds * ∼57% -0%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
226 Seconds * ∼55% +4%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
189 Seconds * ∼46% +20%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
183.3 Seconds * ∼45% +22%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
61455 MIPS ∼100% +9%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
59353 MIPS ∼97% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
56498 MIPS ∼92%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
56498 MIPS ∼92% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
49194 MIPS ∼80% -13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11122 - 72912, n=103, last 2 years)
38666 MIPS ∼63% -32%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
5763 MIPS ∼100% +7%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
5759 MIPS ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
5621 MIPS ∼98% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
5374 MIPS ∼93%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
5374 MIPS ∼93% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2898 - 6186, n=103, last 2 years)
5170 MIPS ∼90% -4%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
13491 Points ∼100% +52%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
12708 Points ∼94% +44%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
12499 Points ∼93% +41%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
11827 Points ∼88% +34%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
8851 Points ∼66%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
8851 Points ∼66% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
8172 Points ∼61% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
7969 Points ∼59% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2427 - 14376, n=105, last 2 years)
7578 Points ∼56% -14%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
1782 Points ∼100% +20%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1770 Points ∼99% +20%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
1768 Points ∼99% +19%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
1767 Points ∼99% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
1631 Points ∼92% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1576 Points ∼88% +6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (843 - 1887, n=105, last 2 years)
1496 Points ∼84% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
1481 Points ∼83%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
1481 Points ∼83% 0%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
15.9 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
15.9 fps ∼100% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
15.1 fps ∼95% -5%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
14.7 fps ∼92% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
13.8 fps ∼87% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
13.7 fps ∼86% -14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 21, n=104, last 2 years)
10.5 fps ∼66% -34%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Multimedia
  (34.8 - 89.1, n=102, last 2 years)
51.8 s * ∼100% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
50.7 s * ∼98%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
50.7 s * ∼98% -0%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
43.5 s * ∼84% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
41.4 s * ∼80% +18%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
41.4 s * ∼80% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
38.6 s * ∼75% +24%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4155 - 1.002, n=104, last 2 years)
0.57 sec * ∼100% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.554 sec * ∼97% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
0.545 sec * ∼96% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
0.516 sec * ∼91%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
0.516 sec * ∼91% -0%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4566 sec * ∼80% +12%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4554 sec * ∼80% +12%

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Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
34412
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
13701
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5791
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
2.6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
21.32 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
144.15 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
244 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
181 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2081 Points
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Performance Rating
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
87.3 pt ∼87%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
87.3 pt ∼87%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
84.7 pt ∼85%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
81.8 pt ∼82%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
64 pt ∼64%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
63.4 pt ∼63%
Average of class Multimedia
 
58.7 pt ∼59%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
15301 KRay/s ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
15301 KRay/s ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
15282 KRay/s ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
14618 KRay/s ∼96% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2677 - 16202, n=84, last 2 years)
9248 KRay/s ∼60% -40%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
7575 KRay/s ∼50% -50%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
6848 KRay/s ∼45% -55%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
94997 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
94997 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
63303 Points ∼67% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
61086 Points ∼64% -36%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12762 - 99306, n=84, last 2 years)
47655 Points ∼50% -50%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
34205 Points ∼36% -64%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
32180 Points ∼34% -66%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
4254 MB/s ∼100% +34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
4098 MB/s ∼96% +29%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
3169 MB/s ∼74%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
3169 MB/s ∼74% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
2625 MB/s ∼62% -17%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
2401 MB/s ∼56% -24%
Average of class Multimedia
  (841 - 4254, n=84, last 2 years)
2347 MB/s ∼55% -26%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
102905 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
102905 Points ∼100% 0%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
99917 Points ∼97% -3%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
99666 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
98176 Points ∼95% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
91934 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (31314 - 107161, n=84, last 2 years)
75295 Points ∼73% -27%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
12638 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
12638 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
10451 Points ∼83% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
9786 Points ∼77% -23%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
8622 Points ∼68% -32%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
8376 Points ∼66% -34%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3099 - 13146, n=84, last 2 years)
7659 Points ∼61% -39%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
51802 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
51802 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
38046 Points ∼73% -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
36412 Points ∼70% -30%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7417 - 54727, n=84, last 2 years)
25903 Points ∼50% -50%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
20549 Points ∼40% -60%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
18563 Points ∼36% -64%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
147249 MB/s ∼100% +143%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
146086 MB/s ∼99% +142%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
82666 MB/s ∼56% +37%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
77842 MB/s ∼53% +29%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16367 - 147249, n=84, last 2 years)
65685 MB/s ∼45% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
60476 MB/s ∼41%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
60476 MB/s ∼41% 0%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
845 MB/s ∼100% +5%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
829 MB/s ∼98% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
820 MB/s ∼97% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
806 MB/s ∼95%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
806 MB/s ∼95% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
790 MB/s ∼93% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (228 - 1193, n=91, last 2 years)
582 MB/s ∼69% -28%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
8306 KRay/s ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
8104 KRay/s ∼98%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
8104 KRay/s ∼98% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
7823 KRay/s ∼94% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1501 - 8765, n=85, last 2 years)
5030 KRay/s ∼61% -38%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
4378 KRay/s ∼53% -46%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
3865 KRay/s ∼47% -52%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
40893 MPixel/s ∼100% +56%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
33204 MPixel/s ∼81% +27%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
26176 MPixel/s ∼64%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
26176 MPixel/s ∼64% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8034 - 52207, n=85, last 2 years)
26004 MPixel/s ∼64% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
15689 MPixel/s ∼38% -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
12933 MPixel/s ∼32% -51%

System Performance

In the PCMark 10, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 places in the middle of the field but in the Crossmark, more at the bottom end of the comparison field. In everyday operation, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 runs absolutely smoothly and fast.

PCMark 10 / Score
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
7075 Points ∼100% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
6919 Points ∼98% +6%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
6879 Points ∼97% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Radeon RX 6500M, R7 PRO 6850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6530 Points ∼92%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, AMD Radeon RX 6500M
 
6530 Points ∼92% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6524 Points ∼92% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3580 - 8083, n=90, last 2 years)
5700 Points ∼81% -13%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
10970 Points ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10846 Points ∼99% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
10508 Points ∼96% +3%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
10369 Points ∼95% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Radeon RX 6500M, R7 PRO 6850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10225 Points ∼93%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, AMD Radeon RX 6500M
 
10225 Points ∼93% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7715 - 12144, n=90, last 2 years)
9717 Points ∼89% -5%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
9555 Points ∼100% +14%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
9257 Points ∼97% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
8790 Points ∼92% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8450 Points ∼88% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Radeon RX 6500M, R7 PRO 6850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8359 Points ∼87%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, AMD Radeon RX 6500M
 
8359 Points ∼87% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=90, last 2 years)
7966 Points ∼83% -5%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
9735 Points ∼100% +10%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
9203 Points ∼95% +4%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
9169 Points ∼94% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Radeon RX 6500M, R7 PRO 6850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8842 Points ∼91%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, AMD Radeon RX 6500M
 
8842 Points ∼91% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8223 Points ∼84% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2679 - 11777, n=90, last 2 years)
6623 Points ∼68% -25%
CrossMark / Overall
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
1872 Points ∼100% +27%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
1857 Points ∼99% +26%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1649 Points ∼88% +12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 2138, n=41, last 2 years)
1591 Points ∼85% +8%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
M1 Max 32-Core GPU, M1 Max, Apple SSD AP2048R
1586 Points ∼85% +7%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
1556 Points ∼83% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Radeon RX 6500M, R7 PRO 6850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1478 Points ∼79%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, AMD Radeon RX 6500M
 
1478 Points ∼79% 0%
CrossMark / Productivity
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
1792 Points ∼100% +23%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
1735 Points ∼97% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1655 Points ∼92% +14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (921 - 2038, n=41, last 2 years)
1537 Points ∼86% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Radeon RX 6500M, R7 PRO 6850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1457 Points ∼81%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, AMD Radeon RX 6500M
 
1457 Points ∼81% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
M1 Max 32-Core GPU, M1 Max, Apple SSD AP2048R
1361 Points ∼76% -7%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
1342 Points ∼75% -8%
CrossMark / Creativity
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
M1 Max 32-Core GPU, M1 Max, Apple SSD AP2048R
2102 Points ∼100% +33%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
2067 Points ∼98% +31%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
2054 Points ∼98% +30%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
1993 Points ∼95% +26%
Average of class Multimedia
  (933 - 2865, n=41, last 2 years)
1747 Points ∼83% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1678 Points ∼80% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Radeon RX 6500M, R7 PRO 6850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1581 Points ∼75%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, AMD Radeon RX 6500M
 
1581 Points ∼75% 0%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
1768 Points ∼100% +40%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
1651 Points ∼93% +31%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1547 Points ∼88% +23%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1012 - 2234, n=41, last 2 years)
1418 Points ∼80% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Radeon RX 6500M, R7 PRO 6850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1259 Points ∼71%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, AMD Radeon RX 6500M
 
1259 Points ∼71% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
M1 Max 32-Core GPU, M1 Max, Apple SSD AP2048R
1080 Points ∼61% -14%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
1055 Points ∼60% -16%
PCMark 10 Score
6530 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
63610 MB/s ∼100% +31%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
57944 MB/s ∼91% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
48504 MB/s ∼76%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
48504 MB/s ∼76% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20513 - 80511, n=85, last 2 years)
44502 MB/s ∼70% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
39053 MB/s ∼61% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
27947 MB/s ∼44% -42%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
67068 MB/s ∼100% +57%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
60019 MB/s ∼89% +40%
Average of class Multimedia
  (22183 - 79442, n=84, last 2 years)
47789 MB/s ∼71% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
42736 MB/s ∼64%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
42736 MB/s ∼64% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
41974 MB/s ∼63% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
26064 MB/s ∼39% -39%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
66475 MB/s ∼100% +30%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
58107 MB/s ∼87% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
51157 MB/s ∼77%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
51157 MB/s ∼77% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (21133 - 91272, n=84, last 2 years)
46899 MB/s ∼71% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
41728 MB/s ∼63% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
22302 MB/s ∼34% -56%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, Radeon RX 6500M
132.1 ns * ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
 
132.1 ns * ∼100% -0%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
99.1 ns * ∼75% +25%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
92.1 ns * ∼70% +30%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
87.8 ns * ∼66% +34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
85.6 ns * ∼65% +35%
Average of class Multimedia
  (76.2 - 133.9, n=90, last 2 years)
81 ns * ∼61% +39%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

Our test unit of the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 has problems with DPC latencies, which might lead to some drops during audio and video processing. These problems can be remedied with driver or firmware updates and might vary from unit to unit.

There are hardly any drops in the YouTube test, where the CPU and GPU loads also remain extremely low.

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LatencyMon Drivers
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YouTube test
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DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1604 μs * ∼100% -149%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
1011.2 μs * ∼63% -57%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
950 μs * ∼59% -48%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
912.2 μs * ∼57% -42%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Radeon RX 6500M, R7 PRO 6850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
643.2 μs * ∼40%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

The Samsung PM9A1 SSD in the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 1 offers a storage capacity of 1 Terrabyte. It is an M.2-2280 SSD that is connected with the newest NVMe PCIe-4.0 standard. The results in our benchmark test paint a mixed picture: Looking at the absolute speed, this is a very fast SSD, but all the other laptops in our comparison are faster, even if the difference isn't very large. In addition, the performance under constant load also varies.

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
Sequential Read: 4572.06MB/s
Sequential Write: 2339.86MB/s
4K Read: 63.1MB/s
4K Write: 138.07MB/s
4K-64 Read: 863.66MB/s
4K-64 Write: 2682.07MB/s
Access Time Read: 0.045ms
Access Time Write: 0.028ms
Copy ISO: 2156.8MB/s
Copy Program: 426.1MB/s
Copy Game: 1157.07MB/s
Score Read: 1384Points
Score Write: 3054Points
Score Total: 5050Points
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
 
91 pt ∼91%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
76.1 pt ∼76%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
74.8 pt ∼75%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
73.2 pt ∼73%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
69.8 pt ∼70%
Average of class Multimedia
 
54.4 pt ∼54%
DiskSpd
seq read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2514 - 4634, n=38)
3861 MB/s ∼100% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3695 (3676.71min - 3695.39max) MB/s ∼96%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
3575 (3540.25min - 3575.41max) MB/s ∼93% -3%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
3473 (3290.14min - 3472.67max) MB/s ∼90% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3285 (3229.03min - 3284.63max) MB/s ∼85% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (756 - 4480, n=94, last 2 years)
2202 MB/s ∼57% -40%
seq write
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
3663 (3530.42min - 3663.11max) MB/s ∼100% +11%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2226 - 4440, n=38)
3617 MB/s ∼99% +10%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
3427 (3117.05min - 3427.38max) MB/s ∼94% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3294 (3260.63min - 3294.03max) MB/s ∼90%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2886 (2821.51min - 2885.78max) MB/s ∼79% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (240 - 5015, n=94, last 2 years)
2233 MB/s ∼61% -32%
seq q8 t1 read
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
6722 (6163.74min - 6721.56max) MB/s ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6641 (6202.75min - 6640.63max) MB/s ∼99% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6628 (5982.95min - 6627.8max) MB/s ∼99%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
6460 (6172.78min - 6459.52max) MB/s ∼96% -3%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (3421 - 7005, n=38)
6369 MB/s ∼95% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 7028, n=93, last 2 years)
3746 MB/s ∼56% -43%
seq q8 t1 write
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4957 (4947.77min - 4956.62max) MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4922 (4873.36min - 4922.03max) MB/s ∼99% -1%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2226 - 5259, n=38)
4757 MB/s ∼96% -4%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
4342 (4271.69min - 4341.94max) MB/s ∼88% -12%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
3996 (3865.5min - 3996.33max) MB/s ∼81% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (241 - 5089, n=94, last 2 years)
2793 MB/s ∼56% -44%
4k q1 t1 read
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
80.3 (77.48min - 80.31max) MB/s ∼100% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
78.4 (78.15min - 78.4max) MB/s ∼98% +20%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (48.7 - 97.4, n=38)
78.3 MB/s ∼98% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
65.4 MB/s ∼81%
Average of class Multimedia
  (18.6 - 149.1, n=94, last 2 years)
54.8 MB/s ∼68% -16%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
49 (47.21min - 49.03max) MB/s ∼61% -25%
4k q1 t1 write
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
220 (215.28min - 220.05max) MB/s ∼100% +63%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (49.9 - 275, n=38)
198.2 MB/s ∼90% +47%
Average of class Multimedia
  (74.3 - 373, n=94, last 2 years)
166.3 MB/s ∼76% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
161 (160.33min - 161.4max) MB/s ∼73% +19%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
151.7 (150.9min - 151.67max) MB/s ∼69% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
134.8 (132.75min - 134.76max) MB/s ∼61%
4k q32 t16 read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (376 - 4185, n=38)
2752 MB/s ∼100% +206%
Average of class Multimedia
  (271 - 4178, n=94, last 2 years)
1275 MB/s ∼46% +42%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1270 (1253.28min - 1269.52max) MB/s ∼46% +41%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
958 (945.51min - 958.45max) MB/s ∼35% +7%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
915 (885.65min - 915.04max) MB/s ∼33% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
898 (852.85min - 897.55max) MB/s ∼33%
4k q32 t16 write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (304 - 3559, n=38)
2082 MB/s ∼100% +422%
Average of class Multimedia
  (163 - 3612, n=94, last 2 years)
1128 MB/s ∼54% +183%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
609 (517.93min - 608.62max) MB/s ∼29% +53%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
585 (580.04min - 584.52max) MB/s ∼28% +47%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
399 (377.22min - 398.52max) MB/s ∼19%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
373 (360.07min - 372.6max) MB/s ∼18% -7%
AS SSD
Score Total
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2577 - 9147, n=39)
7051 Points ∼100% +40%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6069 Points ∼86% +20%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
5537 Points ∼79% +10%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
5359 Points ∼76% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5050 Points ∼72%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1284 - 9380, n=90, last 2 years)
4219 Points ∼60% -16%
Score Read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (983 - 3469, n=39)
2578 Points ∼100% +86%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
2036 Points ∼79% +47%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
1859 Points ∼72% +34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1852 Points ∼72% +34%
Average of class Multimedia
  (515 - 3634, n=90, last 2 years)
1536 Points ∼60% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1384 Points ∼54%
Score Write
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3402 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (921 - 4043, n=39)
3224 Points ∼95% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3054 Points ∼90%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
2858 Points ∼84% -6%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
2415 Points ∼71% -21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (283 - 3991, n=90, last 2 years)
1940 Points ∼57% -36%
Seq Read
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
5351.32 MB/s ∼100% +17%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
4909 MB/s ∼92% +7%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2834 - 5588, n=39)
4821 MB/s ∼90% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4588 MB/s ∼86% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4572.06 MB/s ∼85%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1142 - 5639, n=90, last 2 years)
2957 MB/s ∼55% -35%
Seq Write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (1617 - 4370, n=39)
3279 MB/s ∼100% +40%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
2395.03 MB/s ∼73% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2339.86 MB/s ∼71%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
2083 MB/s ∼64% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (199.8 - 4218, n=90, last 2 years)
1914 MB/s ∼58% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1625 MB/s ∼50% -31%
4K Read
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
76.28 MB/s ∼100% +21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
75.2 MB/s ∼99% +19%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (45.9 - 88.1, n=39)
73.4 MB/s ∼96% +16%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
63.4 MB/s ∼83% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
63.1 MB/s ∼83%
Average of class Multimedia
  (27.3 - 109.4, n=90, last 2 years)
54.7 MB/s ∼72% -13%
4K Write
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
271.4 MB/s ∼100% +97%
Dell XPS 17 9720
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
202.93 MB/s ∼75% +47%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (135.8 - 241, n=39)
189.7 MB/s ∼70% +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
182.9 MB/s ∼67% +32%
Average of class Multimedia
  (79.6 - 322, n=90, last 2 years)
162.5 MB/s ∼60% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 21D5S00T00
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
138.07 MB/s ∼51%
4K-64 Read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (421 - 2854, n=39)
2022 MB/s ∼100% +134%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
 
1424.67 MB/s ∼70% +65%