Lenovo Y70 Touch Gaming Notebook Review

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Performance: PCMark and 3DMark

Futuremark is well-known for its PCMark and 3DMark benchmarks, which simulate real-world usage and gaming scenarios. We kicked off our testing by putting the Y70 through both of these benchmarks.

Futuremark PCMark 7
Simulated Application Performance

The same components and features that make the Lenovo Y70 a serious gaming laptop should also make it capable of handling just about anything else you’re likely to use it for, from watching videos to editing documents. PCMark puts the system through ordinary entertainment and office tasks for a bumper-to-bumper assessment.

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The Y70 lands well behind the other gaming laptops we’ve tested recently with PCMark 7. The hybrid drive likely explains some of that gap, as both the MSI GT60 Dominator Pro and Alienware 17 have dedicated SSDs on board. And although PCMark doesn’t weigh graphics performance as heavily as 3DMark, it’s worth noting that the comparison systems have higher-end graphics cards than the GTX 860M in the Y70.

Futuremark 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
Simulated Application Performance

Futuremark designed 3DMark Fire Strike for desktop PCs, but today’s heavy-duty gaming laptops have the chops to take on the high-resolution textures, tessellation, and other components of the test.

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The Y70 fared better in 3DMark Fire Strike than it did in PCMark 7. Sure, it lags behind the competition here, but with the graphics capabilities being the biggest factor, it’s not surprising that a GTX 860M is well behind GTX 880M, and GTX 980M cards.

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