Origin EVO15-S Review: Thin, Powerful NVIDIA Max-Q Gaming On The Go

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Origin EVO15-S: Storage, Productivity and Content Creation

The EVO15-S we evaluated was equipped with a Samsung 970 Pro NVMe SSD. The 970 PRO combines a PCIe Gen 3x4 NVMe interface with the Samsung's latest V-NAND technology and a newly enhanced Phoenix controller to achieve read/write speeds up to 3,500/2,700 MB/s, approximately 30 percent faster than the previous generation.
ATTO Disk Benchmark
Peak Sequential Storage Throughput
Origin EVO ATTO Tests

The performance of the Samsung 970 Pro was good across the board, but it achieved peak performance with the mid-sized transfers between 128KB and 512KB. After that performance tapered off a bit, but you are still looking at a snappy SSD regardless.

Cinebench R11.5
3D Rendering On The CPU And GPU

Cinebench tests the CPU and GPU independently and provides a glimpse of raw performance. The test is based on Maxon’s Cinema 4D modeling software that’s used in move productions.

Lenovo Y720 15IKB Cinebench

As far as CPU processing power goes the EVO15-S was on point. It was just 4 points off from another laptop we tested with the same processor, making it a statistical tie. However, the OpenGL performance was nearly 15FPS lower than the GTX-1060 (Max-Q) powered Dell G7 15. This test doesn't place a very heavy load on the GPU, however, and different driver revisions can have a significant impact on performance. The numbers don't look good for the Origin notebook, but the actual gaming tests we'll get to later are more meaningful for this machine.

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