Lenovo Legion Y720 Laptop Review: High Performance, Affordable Mobile Gaming

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Lenovo Legion Y720: PCMark and 3DMark Performance

Futuremark benchmarks have been the go-to system tests since the late ‘90s. We ran the Lenovo Legion Y720 through PCMark 8 v2, which is a cross-platform testing suite to gauge the notebook’s CPU and storage performance in everyday use scenarios, while 3DMark tests its graphics chops.

PCMark 8 Benchmarks
Productivity And System-Level Benchmarking

We run PCMark 8 with OpenCL acceleration enabled so it leverages available CPU and GPU resources. The Home and Work benchmark scores are inaccurate with the desktop resolution at 4K, so we manually set the resolution to 1080p before running the tests.

Lenovo Y720 15IKB PCMark8

PCMark 8 places the Lenovo Legion Y720 in our top five of highest scoring notebooks we’ve tested, which isn’t surprising given the hardware its packing.

3DMark Fire Strike Extreme And Sky Diver
Synthetic DirectX Gaming And Graphics Testing

3DMark was designed to bring desktop GPUs to its knees. However, since gaming notebooks pack desktop-grade graphics, notebooks can handle the toughest of 3DMark tests.

Lenovo Y720 15IKB FireStrike
Lenovo Y720 15IKB TimeSpy

Fire Strike and Time Spy show similar performance on the Lenovo Legion Y720 – it performs like its GTX 1060-equipped competition.


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