Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube Review: Big Gaming Performance In A Small Package

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube: Metro Last Light And Shadow Of Mordor

Metro Last Light
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

A sequel to Metro 2033, the dark and spooky first person shooter (FPS) Metro Last Light continues the journey of Artyom. Armed to the teeth, you fight your way through monsters and hostile commandos as you search for the Dark One. Metro Last Light has some unusual gameplay features, including a health system in which you heal slowly, rather than using the typical med kit. And, because good bullets are hard to make, Metro denizens use bullets as currency.

metro last light
Metro Last Light

Metro LL

Metro LL 4K

The IdeaCentre Y710 Cube delivered a solid average framerate in this test. Although 48 fps doesn’t sound impressive, most systems struggle to produce high framerates in this title when the resolution is 2560x1440 and the graphics options are cranked up like this.

Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor
Glorious Orc-Slaying Vengeance

Monolith’s surprisingly fun Orc-slaying title delivers a ton of visual fidelity even at the lowest quality settings. So, to maximize eye candy while also heavily taxing the cards, we ran the game's built in benchmark with its Ultra quality settings at a couple of resolutions, topping out at 4K on these tricked-out dragster gaming PCs.

Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor

The Y710 Cube had a hard time shaking the iBuypower Revolt 2 (with its GTX 980 Ti) in this benchmark. In fact, the older system edged out the Y710 Cube, if barely, at 2560x1440. Even so, the PC can clearly handle orc slaying with high graphics settings.

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