Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen Review (2018): Full-Featured Convertible
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ATTO Disk Benchmark, Testing NVMe Solid State Storage
We kicked off our general-purpose benchmarks with a cross-platform CPU compute benchmark called Geekbench, and then ran Cinebench R15, a 3D rendering benchmark that tests both the CPU and GPU engines in the processor. Cinebench is developed by Maxon, which is better known for its Cinema 4D software employed in professional 3D rendering and animation studios. We use both of Cinebench’s integrated tests for CPU and GPU.
The results in Geekbench put the ThinkPad X1 Yoga slightly behind the other ultrabooks we have tested with similar specs. We found similar results in Cinebench as well, which was due to a bit of thermal throttling. We had to test both these benchmarks multiple times to get results to line up because CPU temps would rise and clockspeeds would drop to between 2.3GHz and 2.6GHz, well below the config's 3.2GHz maximum boost clock.
Cinebench stressed the CPU harder than any other benchmark we ran during out testing. This resulted in OpenGL scores as low as 32FPS, and a CPU score of around 490. After we let the X1 Yoga cool for a bit, however, resulting scores started to improve. Again, as we saw when testing Geekbench, CPU temps were in the 90s and the CPU throttled with clocks hovering in the low to mid 2GHz range.