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Lenovo Y500 SLi review

Discussion in 'IdeaPad & Essential' started by minzisme, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. minzisme

    minzisme Newbie

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    got my y500 with sli graphic 2week ago,and now i am going to do the review here
    the spec is here

    Model: Lenovo Y500 i7 3630QM SLi Dual Graphic Card Gamer Laptop
    Model Number:5934-9366
    Processor:Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Ivy Bridge Processor (Latest)
    Memory:8GB DDR3 1600 SDRAM
    Hard Drive:500GB SATA Hard Disk Drive
    Graphics: Nvidia GT650M 2GB D5 Onboard Graphics+ Nvidia GT650M 2GB D5 External Graphic Card
    Camera : HD Front Camera
    Display type:15.6" Full HD LED Monitor
    Optical Drive:Not Available
    Keyboard: Back-lit Keyboard with Numpad (Red Color)
    Connectivity:Wireless Lan 802.11 b/g/n |Bluetooth|LAN RJ45
    Interface:2 x USB 3, 1 x USB 2.0, mini-PCIe, 6-in 1 card reader,mic, headphone, HDMI, RJ45,
    Battery:6-cells Li-ion battery (Support up to 4 Hour)
    Color: Dust Black (Aluminium)
    Speakerremium SRS+ JBL Speaker
    Operation System:Window 8 SLV
    Weight: 2.5 kg
    Bagenovo 16" Backpack
    Warranty: 2 Year International Warranty By Lenovo

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    cpu and gpu detail
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  2. minzisme

    minzisme Newbie

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    will be have more pic and details on this post

    gt650m sli enable
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    aida64 full stress test
    before test
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    after test
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    and the most important thing,...
    3dmark 11 result for gt650m sli
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    the score would be higher if there is driver for gt650m sli released by nvdia
    i am still using v306.00 which came from machine itself,and also this is the latest driver from lenovo

    so far only few game tested by me in sli(all those game tested by me was supported by sli)
    crysis 2 in all ultra setting in 1920*1080 ,i get around 30-40 fps (sli)
    battefield 3 in all ultra setting in 1920*1080,i get around 30-42fps(sli)
    cod black ops 2 in all ultra setting in 1920*1080, i get around 45-55fps(sli)

    and this is some game tested by me in single gt650m (those game are not supported by sli)
    assasins creed 3 in high setting 1920*1080 ,35-42 fps
    need for speed most wanted hight setting 1920*1080 19-27 fps

    END
    this machine is great for me,and the jbl speaker is awesome ~
     

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  3. pepper_john

    pepper_john Notebook Deity

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    looking forward to it.
     
  4. minzisme

    minzisme Newbie

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    yeah,this machine is great~
     
  5. gabriele.lanaro

    gabriele.lanaro Notebook Enthusiast

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    what do you think about the quality of the fullhd screen
     
  6. minzisme

    minzisme Newbie

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    Too much better then the laptop i used for 3 year which in 1366*768 !HAHA
    1920*1080 view in gaming and movie is really awesome~
     
  7. gabriele.lanaro

    gabriele.lanaro Notebook Enthusiast

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    :) thank you very much!
     
  8. Malinka

    Malinka Notebook Enthusiast

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    Not too shabby, looking forward to getting my Y400 sometime next week or the week after depending how Lenovo is dealing with manufacturing and shipping.

    I wonder when they'll start selling the GT 650m to enable SLI because i had no such option when purchasing.
     
  9. sjefferson

    sjefferson Notebook Consultant

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    thanks. +1 repped :)

    could you comment on the build quality also? especially when compared to thinkpad T series and/or lenovo Y480/580?

    and how is the hinge? is it fairly tight and sturdy?

    thanks
     
  10. richy.1030

    richy.1030 Notebook Enthusiast

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    does the sli version have switchable graphics?
     
  11. inurbe

    inurbe Newbie

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    many thanks! could you please test again crysis, battlefield and cod with single 650m and same game settings and resolution?
     
  12. baii

    baii Sone

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    Can we start bashing lenovo wallpaper? it just doesn't match the machine.

    How is the fan noise and heat you feel?
     
  13. minzisme

    minzisme Newbie

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    yes,i did
    the fps for crysis 2 in single gt650m is around 20 fps in ultra 1920*1080
    battefield 3 in single gt650m is around 20-25 in ultra 1920*1080
    cod 9 in single gt650m is around 15-30 in ultra 1920*1080

    the driver version i use for gt650m sli is v306.00
    according to my friend,if i upgrade it to v310.64,i can get more fps
    but there is a issue there,if upgrade to 310.64,i cant adjust the brightness,because310.64 cant fit with the gt650m sli yet

    didnt hear any fan noise so far =.=
    and i keep playing game for 5-6 hour without stop,the temperarure never hit more then 70 ,so i think it is great for gaming
    of course if you wan better heat cool down system,you can buy a fan cooler

    the machine i bought,it came with the external graphic already,but without the ODD DRIVE,anyway i can buy it later on
    now still cant get to buy external graphic yet
    and external graphic for y400 is different with y500 ,external graphic for y400 only will be released next year
     
  14. porkshire

    porkshire Newbie

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    How about battery life? Can you test how long does the battery last while playing and typical usage (wifi, medium brightness, browsing the web etc.) ?
     
  15. lead_org

    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    how do you attach the second graphics card?
     
  16. anticommon

    anticommon Newbie

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    I too am interested in knowing the battery life. I've heard three hours, but I've also heard three hours while playing games in SLI which surely draws much more power than just browsing the web, or playing games with a single graphics card. Mine comes in this week and I'd like to know how long the battery lasts while just browsing the web/watching movies, and while playing games on a single graphics card.
     
  17. ssri

    ssri Notebook Evangelist

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    You don't attach it. You swap it out via its interchangeable ultrabay drive.

    IdeaPad-Y500-Laptop-PC-Closeup-Removeable-Drive-9L-940x475.jpg
     
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    Hey guys, I've been looking for a new laptop as of late. The best value in gaming laptops right now seems to be either the lenovo y500 or the lenovo y580. For those with experience- is there any difference between the y500 and the y580 in terms of the construction of the laptop? The only difference I can see is the slight upgrade in graphics card.

    TLDR: Go with the y500 or the y580?
     
  19. Colpolite

    Colpolite Notebook Deity

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    Optimus or no?
     
  20. minzisme

    minzisme Newbie

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    it last around 2hour and 30 minut when playing game with non stop , and also the battery plan, i put it on high performance, if i put it on balanced or power saved plan ,it should last longer

    y500 have better design, better heat cooling system, and also you can have more options in ultra bay
    for few hundred bucks, and you will get 40-50% improvement in gaming performance compare to y580,why not ~

    sorry that i dun know much about this, but according to chinese forum, system will auto hide the intel graphics 4000
     

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