Performance review of the Swift 3 with 2700U

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    taraquin Notebook Consultant

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    I mainly use a desktop With i5 8400 and 5700XT for gaming, but got a really good offer on this laptop (demo-Product for 400usd).

    Tested out a the gaming capabilites and was pleasantly surprised.
    With CRU I got freesync working With latest AMD-drivers (19.12.3) at 40-70Hz. Tear-free experience in most games :)

    Also tested limiting CPU-speed to improve gaming and at Stock GPU runs at up 700-800 i games. I Limited CPU-speed to 60% and then I get 900-1000MHz in games which gave a boost of 10-20% fps. Tested ROTTR and at 1280x720 With most details at low except medium textures, 16xAF and radeon image sharpening I get 43fps average in the benchmark. Looks quite Nice. Without limiting CPU-speed I got below 40fps.

    Gonna repaste With Kryonaut to see how that Works out soon.

    Ryzen Controller wont install, gets error even when I run as admin. TDP-limit is 25W and often while gaming temps rise to 70-75C which means thermal throttling, but With Kryonaut I hope this will improve. Hope I get ryzen Controller working soon so I can try 30-35W tdp and get the GPU running above 1000MHz consistently :)
     
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    I repasted with Kryonaut and temps are about 5-10C lower on GPU/CPU. Got 100 points extra in 3Dmark 11 due to repaste alone since it runs higher clockspeeds.

    Still no luck with Ryzen controller...
     
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    After cleaning up the failed first install of Ryzen controller it now works. 30W and 85C + 55A is my best setup. I limit CPU to 50% and GPU clock stays at 1000-1150MHz all the time during load :) with stock 25W limit it would stay between 900 and 1000MHz. Temp lie around 70-78C at both CPU and GPU. I play The Witcher 3 at 40-65fps at 960x540 and high textures and rest at low. Looks great actually since 960x540 is 1/4 of FullHD. Fallen Order at same res and dynamic res scale lies around 25-45.

    I tried 35W limit and it works, but temps pass 85C quickly and I get freezing in games. Probably some hardware failsafe of sorts.

    Tested ROTTR and avg at 1280x720 and low/medium mix is 43.5fps i benchmark with 50% CPU. GPU runs at 1050MHz avg. With stock powerlimit and CPU 50% it was 42.5fps and GPU 950MHz. At stock with 100% CPU it was 37.5fps and GPU at 800MHz avg.

    Freesync works really well and it seems like LFC (low framerate compensation) is working since I see no tearing except when at above 60fps, below 30fps there is no tearing/stuttering, just visibly too low fps. Seems like IPS-panel is 40-60Hz freesync and somehow still LFC works :)
     
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