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Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ISK Gaming Notebook Review

  1. Introduction
  2. External Impressions
  3. Display and Keyboard Impressions
  4. Internal Impressions
  5. Testing Methodology and Benchmarks
  6. Futuremark Benchmarks
  7. Rise of the Tomb Raider Benchmark
  8. Hitman Benchmark
  9. DOOM Benchmark
  10. Storage Testing
  11. Conclusion
  12. Online Purchase Links
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Physx is switched to CPU so that it won’t influence any performance benchmarks. Intel’s turbo and power saving options are enabled so that benchmarks can reflect the real-time cooling. Nvidia WHQL 368.64 drivers. Due to the limitation of the primary storage drive, I had to benchmark Steam games one at a time. A very frustrating process. All the more reason primary drives should at least be 240 GB with a 480GB option.  Almost tests are done by running on the LiteOn SSD. Secondary storage tests are not done as the 1TB WD SLIM drive was evaluated a long time ago. For those who wish to read the full written review of the secondary storage drive, can do so over here. LiteOn’s storage performance is benchmarked using PCMark 8 storage test and AS SSD.

The following benchmarks were used:

Futuremark Benchmark-

3DMark Benchmarks: Sky Diver, Fire Strike, Fire Strike Extreme, Fire Strike Ultra tests

PCMark 8 Benchmarks: Creative, Home, Work, primary and secondary storage testing

Gaming Benchmarks-

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider DX 11 and  DX 12 with  3 presets each
Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautiful hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition as she seeks to discover the secret of immortality.
  • Hitman (2016) DX 11 and DX 12 with 3 presets each
As Agent 47, you perform contract hits on high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world. With the Full Experience, you will have access to all episodes as they release periodically throughout 2016, starting April 2016.
  • DOOM OpenGL 4.5 with 3 presets each
DOOM returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat

Primary Storage Benchmark-

AS SSD Benchmark

AIDA64 access test was not done for the primary drive as the notebooks need to use it as a secondary drive to run the write access tests and it will clear all the data and un-allocate it by doing so. AS SSD benchmark does have access tests in it so it should give a good idea. PCMark 8’s primary storage test will also give a good idea with near real-world tests as well.

I will be comparing the game benchmarks with the desktop variant GTX 1060 Founders Edition. While it may not be fair to compare an older gen notebook graphics performance with the current generation variant, at least we would have a reference to see where the performance stands. Another reason why this is compared with GTX 1060 is because the benchmarks were done with the same 368.64 WHQL drivers. Windows 10 Home 64-bit is installed by default and has been updated at the time of running the benchmarks (05.08.2016).

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