Lenovo Thinkpad T440s Ultrabook Review

Cinebench and SiSoft SANDRA

In order to get a feel for how the ThinkPad T440s compares to other ultrabooks on the market, we ran a few established benchmarks. We began our benchmark testing with Cinebench and SiSoft SANDRA.

Cinebench R11.5 64-bit
Content Creation Performance

Cinebench R11.5 is a 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation suite used by animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others. It's very demanding of processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.

The CPU score was as expected in Cinebench, if for no other reason than the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro that we recently reviewed has the same processor. However, there was an odd discrepancy in the OpenGL score; it’s possible that Windows 8.1 on the Yoga 2 Pro did a better job of handling the OpenGL than the T440s’ Windows 8, and the single-channel memory setup on our system certainly had something to do with it, too.

SiSoft SANDRA 2013
Synthetic General Performance Metrics

We continued our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. We ran four of the built-in subsystem tests (CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, File System).

SANDRA CPU and Multimedia Benchmarks

SANDRA Memory and File System Benchmarks

We’re still compiling numbers for our SANDRA 2013 database, but the ThinkPad T440s posted solid scores in all four tests. It came in behind the Yoga 2 Pro in all but the memory test, where it posted 10.7GB/s to the Yoga 2 Pro’s 13.26GB/s, again, due to the single channel configuration that was configured in our test system.

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