Coming soon - Y470P!

Discussion in 'Yoga, IdeaPad & Essential' started by Ellatan, Jan 19, 2012.

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  1. User Retired 2

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    The Y470/Y470p has a 62Whr 6-cell battery which is near the top end for battery capacity. If you optimize your configuration and use the iGPU then it should get battery life comparable to other 6-cell battery systems. There is however no 9-cell option. So you'd need a 2nd 6-cell and do a hibernate, swap battery, resume process to extend your battery life.

    Another way of getting better battery life is to wait for the 22nm Ivy Bridge-equipped Y480. Should be out in 4 months or so.

    If you do need a 9-cell, more portability yet still have gaming, consider a business grade notebook with expresscard and 9-cell battery options. Eg: 12" Lenovo X220/HP 2560P/Asus B23E, 13" Toshiba R830/Dell E6320, 14" Lenovo E420,T420/Dell E6420,Vostro 3450/HP 8460P + ~$200 GTX460-768MB DIY eGPU via expresscard slot. Such a configuration will give you a more durable notebook, a business warranty and will outbench the Y470p's HD7690M. Some of those systems can be user-upgraded to i7-quad too. Dell Outlet having particular sharp pricing on their systems during sales.

    See sig links if interested.
     
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    Im not going to overclock right now, but ill check out temps and run 3dmark11
     
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    GPU-Z screenshot request :) Also Vantage and 3dMark06 request, if you have time of course.
     
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    Did Lenovo pull another GT 555M on us? 32 bit 7690M? Now I'm extra eager to see the benchmark scores.
     
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    At performance 1280x720 setting
     
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    That looks pretty good, my GT 550M got 1172 in stock, someone else got 1200 with i7-2670QM in stock. So about 15% improvement over stock GT 550M in DirectX11. Thanks a lot for your work, would also love to see Vantage and 3dMark06. I got Vantage P4697 3DMarks and 3DMark06 9411 Marks on stock.

    Could you also just link to the score in the future? Could you run a program called HWMonitor during the benchmark and see how hot the GPU gets during the tests?
     
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    weird.. i ran gpu-z again, and the specs changed a bit. now it says there is 128bit bus width, but for some reason, 100 mhz core clock/150 mhz memory... that doesnt seem right :confused:
     
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    I guess it's mostly due to the fact that the GPU is relatively new and GPU-Z must have trouble recognizing some parameters. I wouldn't worry about it too much as long as it performs properly. I'm hoping to get other benchmarks in order to get a good comparison to the 7690M in HP Envy15 and 7690M XT in the HP DV6 models.
     
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