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Gamescom 2017 | Three new Lenovo Legion gaming desktops with corsair as sole memory supplier

The new Lenovo Legion Y920 gaming desktop. (Source: Lenovo)
The new Lenovo Legion Y920 gaming desktop. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo has announced the Legion Y520 Tower, Y720 Tower, and Y920 Tower gaming PC's which feature Kaby Lake processors and a choice of Pascal or Polaris graphics cards. The top end Y920 has options for Intel K-Series processors, and some markets will have a water cooled configuration. All systems will feature Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2800 RAM.

Lenovo has been showing off three new VR-ready Legion gaming desktops at Gamescom 2017 using a similar naming scheme to their Legion laptops, giving us the Y520 Tower, Y720 Tower, and Y920 Tower in order of increasing price and performance. All three use Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake processors and NVIDIA GTX 1000 series 'Pascal' while the Y520 and Y720 have the option to also use AMD RX 500 series 'Polaris' graphics cards.

The Y520 Tower:

  • CPU: Intel i3, i5, or i7 options from the i3-7100 to the i7-7700 (non-K).
  • Storage: Up to 128 GB SSD and 2 TB HDD.
  • Price: US$900 and upwards.

The Y720 Tower:

  • CPU: Intel i5 or i7 options up to the i7-7700 (non-K).
  • GPU: GTX 1050 Ti, GTX 1060 6GB, GTX 1070 8 GB, or RX 570 8 GB.
  • Storage: Up to 512 GB SSD and 2 TB HDD.
  • Price: US$1000 and upwards.

The Y920 Tower:

  • CPU: Intel i5 or i7 options up to the i7-7700K.
  • RAM: Up to 32 GB DDR4-2800.
  • Storage: Up to 2 x 512 GB SSD and 4 TB HDD.
  • Cooling: There will be a version with water cooling available in some markets.
  • Price: US$2000 and upwards.

Also announced was the Legion Y25f 24.5-inch monitor featuring a 400 nit brightness, one millisecond response time (not specified if this is black-to-white or gray-to-gray), and a refresh rate of 144 Hz.

Finally, Corsair was proud to say that they will be the sole memory provider to the Lenovo Legion gaming desktops. As one of the largest memory providers there shouldn't be any supply issues, and since Lenovo has selected the more overclocking friendly LPX models, we suspect that Lenovo might be hoping to provide a more consistent overclocking experience by using a single supplier.

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Craig Ward, 2017-08-21 (Update: 2017-08-22)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.