Lenovo Legion Y740 Gaming Laptop Deep Dive Review With Benchmarks

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Lenovo Legion Y740 Review: Shadow Of Mordor And Rise of the Tomb Raider

With its high-end 6-core Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2070 Max-Q GPU, the Lenovo Legion Y740 is plenty capable of running today's games. We started our actual game tests with Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor And Shadow Of War Gaming Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Vengeance

Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor is a great looking game, that's fun to play as well. We tested the Lenovo Legion Y740 with the High image quality preset and various moderate resolutions.

Alienware M15 shadow of mordor

In our first real-world gaming benchmark the difference between the RTX 2070 and GTX 1070 is about 5%. That's not huge, but both put up impressive numbers. Also remember, the previous gen Lenovo Y730 had a GTX 1050 Ti, which would have trailed the rest of the pack here, so the Y740 represents a major upgrade.
Alienware m15 Middle Earth Shadow Of War 4K Benchmarks

Shadow Of War is a newer game and more taxing on a graphics card. Unfortunately, we don't have a full set of numbers to share from other gaming notebooks, but were able to test the GTX 1070-powered Alienware 17 R4.  As you can see, the RTX 2070 Max Q in the Y740 was about 17% - 22% faster here, depending on the resolution.

Rise Of The Tomb Raider
DirectX 12 Performance
Rise of the Tomb Raider started as a console port, but the developer updated it with a DirectX 12 code path and enhanced graphics modes fro the PC. It supports visual effects, like Ambient Occlusion, Depth of Field, Dynamic Foliage, Bloom shaders, Tessellation and more. 

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Rise of the tomb Raider offered mixed results for the Y740. The GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q in the system landed between the GTX 1070 Max-Q and more powerful GTX 1070 (sans Max-Q), though all were withing striking distance of one another near the top of the charts and offered framerates north of 100FPS.

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