Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga: A Yoga Dressed For Business

Cinebench & SiSoft SANDRA

In order to get a feel for how the ThinkPad Yoga 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.

There’s nothing too surprising here. The CPU score is right where we expected it to be, and with Intel HD 4400 graphics and a reasonable amount of DDR3 RAM, the ThinkPad Yoga delivered one of the best OpenGL scores of the group.

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

The Thinkpad Yoga’s SANDRA scores are strong, and they’re actually slightly better than the ThinkPad T440s, incidentally.

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