Lenovo Legion 5/5 Pro/7 2021 Discussion

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  1. AAtte

    AAtte Notebook Enthusiast

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    He means the ram. Maybe the alienware cant use the best 3200mhz cl20 timings?
     
  2. Kalen

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    Swapped with the HyperX CL20 RAM. There was definitely a difference in performance with the Alienware (110 fps vs 100 fps before) but the change with the Lenovo was a much more dramatic one (145 fps vs 100 fps before).

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    That is a huge improvement on lenovo. Its getting harder and harder to keep my fingers away from ordering a few sticks.. :)
     
  4. 1990BW

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    If you compare 'performance' with eachother it's only usefull to us if you describe 'how' you test (settings etc.).
    In terms of the RAM it's helpfull if you show the subtimings of each kit (with Zentimings).
     
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  5. Kalen

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    With Call of Duty Cold War I tested both at native resolutions, ultra settings, motion blur off, rtx off, DLSS off. I know that this shows an advantage to Alienware slightly in terms of fps since at native resolution, the Legion is pushing out 11.1% more render space (1600 vs 1440).

    Just trying to go through advantages of each and determine which one I am keeping. It's extremely difficult because they are both great in their own right lol


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  6. Bullit

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    I don't think an improvement of 100 to 145 can only be put at RAM, some other differences need to occur. That is too big for only RAM. Even the 10% improvement in Alienware is already good.
     
  7. Kalen

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    I know, it was extremely wierd, and I swapped out again. Tried on a different map instead of Nuketown. 100 fps with stock RAM (same settings, new map - showroom). Swapped with the HyperX again, 135 fps. So I'm getting consistent results with that game. Division 2 did not have the same impact. Went from 69 fps benchmark to 70 fps benchmark on ultra.

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    The Legion 5 Pro is going have the better performance due of it using the 140W RTX 3070 while the Alienware uses only the 125W RTX 3070. Personally i think you should stick with the Legion 5 PRO since it'll last longer due to lower temps and easier to clean the fans and repaste the CPU+GPU, and upgrade the components, For the Alienware you would need to remove the entire motherboard in order to do that but the choice is up to you and go with whatever makes you happy!.
     
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  9. Bullit

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    Thanks for feedback, so it is that game in particular that is heavily affected by RAM.

    I concur that Lenovo seems to be the more consistent choice if that is what matter to you.
     
  10. Blombatsch

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    If I noticed that correctly, the Alienware should now support 135 watts via the BIOS update.
     
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