Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8 Review: A Budget-Friendly Android Slate

Performance: GPU

Lenovo designed the Yoga Tab 3 8 for entertainment consumption, but is clearly better suited to video streaming versus gaming. As we saw in our system tests, the tablet’s graphics hardware isn’t going to crush today’s games the way better-equipped tablets might. Still, it’s a given that the tablet you buy for streaming Netflix and thumbing through your photos is also the tablet you’re going to occasionally game with, so we checked out the Yoga Tab 3 8’s graphics capabilities as well.

GFXBench and 3DMark Ice Storm
Android Gaming Benchmarks

GFXBench has an array of tests, including two that we particularly like, because they run off-screen, rendering V-Sync and resolution differences moot. We also like that it is a cross-platform benchmark.

gfxbench t rex

gfxbench fill

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8 couldn’t keep up with systems that sported higher performing GPUs, understandably, but we were disappointed to see just how far it trailed the pack.

Futuremark’s 3DMark benchmark suite is probably one of the best-known performance tests on the market. The cross-platform app breaks its tests down by system type, and includes a test called Ice Storm for mobile devices. We use the Ice Storm Unlimited version, which ensures V-Sync and resolution differences don’t affect the scores.


3DMark fps

The Yoga Tab 3 8 handled 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited a little better, but it’s clearly not cut out for serious graphics workloads. Of course, at this price range, you’re not expecting it to offer particularly strong graphics performance, either.

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