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The Lenovo Yoga 7 14 confirms AMD's advantage in the mobile segment

Lenovo Yoga 7 14 AMD
Lenovo Yoga 7 14 AMD
Notebooks with the new Ryzen 7 6800U are still rare, but the Lenovo Yoga 7 14 once again confirms that AMD's current mobile processors are better compared to Intel in terms of CPU and iGPU performance as well as efficiency. The convertible is also really good in other regards except for the sound system.

The new Yoga 7 14 is Lenovo's current 14-inch convertible in the upper mid-range segment. Priced at 1499 Euros (or 1349 Euros for students), it is around 500 Euros cheaper than the flagship convertible Yoga 9i, which left a very good impression during our review. Customers can choose between the Yoga 7 14 with the Intel Core i7-1260P and the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U. The price and the specs are identical (2.8K OLED, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD), but AMD users do not get Thunderbolt support. However, one of the two USB-C ports supports USB 4 (40 Gbps), so there should not be many limitations in practice.

The design is closely related to the more expensive Yoga 9i and the quality of the aluminum chassis is very good, even though the Yoga 9i still leaves a slightly higher quality impression and it is also a bit thinner. The typing experience is also a bit worse on the Yoga 7 14 and the speaker system does not sound very good, which is probably the biggest drawback of the system. The OLED panel offers a very good image, but there is a grid effect on white surfaces from a short distance and we detected PWM flickering.

So far, we only reviewed the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U in the Zenbook S 13, but the performance is also very good in this case and the performance is even better thanks to slightly higher power limits (44W short-term, 25W sustained). The comparison with the Yoga 9i is very interesting, because the Core i7-1260P benefits from higher power limits (64/38W), but is still slower in multi-core benchmarks. Intel is only ahead in terms of single-core performance, but at the cost of high consumption figures of the new performance cores.

Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Efficiency (external Monitor)
Lenovo Yoga 7-14ARB G7
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT1T02
34.1 Points per Watt ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
22.2 Points per Watt ∼65% -35%

The GPU performance of the new AMD Radeon 680M is also much better. It can compete with entry-level dedicated graphics cards like the GeForce MX450 or Intel's Arc A350M and the advantage is around 40 % over the Iris Xe Graphics G7 in the new Yoga 9i. AMD's iGPU also performs better in games and offers more headroom for your gaming ambitions. It is also possible to use an external GPU via USB 4, which should work well with the powerful CPU.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Yoga 7-14ARB G7
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT1T02
9507 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6954 Points ∼73% -27%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo Yoga 7-14ARB G7
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT1T02
2449 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1784 Points ∼73% -27%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo Yoga 7-14ARB G7
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT1T02
7279 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5479 Points ∼75% -25%

The battery runtime is good, despite the high-resolution OLED screen and our practical Wi-Fi test showed that you can expect between 7 and 10 hours depending on the brightness. Based on our experiences with Intel's Alder Lake mobile chips over the last couple of months, we expect the Intel SKU of the Yoga 7 14 will be a bit worse in this regard due to the high single-core power consumption.

All in all, the Lenovo Yoga 7 14 is a very good convertible and we would definitely recommend the AMD SKU after our review. Please see our comprehensive review for further benchmarks and measurements:

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Andreas Osthoff, 2022-09- 5 (Update: 2022-09- 5)