2020 14" Lenovo Yoga 7i [11th,4C,G] + RTX 3080 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 [Wildfear]
Hello everyone !
yet another build with my 3080 eGPU.
System specs :
Lenovo Yoga 7i 14ITL5
i7 1165g7 / 16GB 3200MHz / 512Go NVMe PCIe Gen3x4
dGPU : none
- main : Acer Predator XB271HUBMIPRZ (27" WQHD 165Hz IPS)
- secondary : SKILLKORP SKP_E20-27 (27" WQHD 144Hz VA)
OS :Windows 10 20H2
eGPU hardware :
eGPU enclosure : Razer Core X Chroma
TB3 Cable : from Razer bundle
eGPU card : MSI GeForce RTX 3080 VENTUS 3X 10G OC (hardware limited to 320W)
Hardware pictures :
Installation steps :
Original OEM OS, basic windows updates, hotlug eGPU and install lastest drivers for RTX.
> Repasted as I always do on my laptops, pictures before repaste :
Benchmarks : with comparison with my main laptop and previous testing :
Lenovo Yoga 7i Tiger Lake 4C G 28W : GPU 15162 / CPU 5323 (after repaste)
Acer Triton 300 SE Tiger Lake 4C H 35W : GPU 15097 / CPU 5251 (after repaste)
HP Envy 14 Tiger Lake 4C G 28W : GPU 15043 / CPU 5572 (after repaste)
MSI E13 Tiger Lake 4C G 28W : GPU 15061 / CPU 5383 (after repaste)
MSI M15 Tiger Lake 4C H 35W : GPU 15011 / CPU 5356
Asus Tiger Lake 4C G 25W : GPU 15046 / CPU 4489
Lenovo Comet Lake 8C H 45W : GPU 14043 / CPU 10249
Timespy Extreme :
Lenovo Yoga 7i Tiger Lake 4C G 28W : GPU 8011 / CPU 2541 (after repaste)
Acer Triton 300 SE Tiger Lake 4C H 35W : GPU 7986 / CPU 2556 (after repaste)
HP Envy 14 Tiger Lake 4C G 28W : GPU 7989 / CPU 2592 (after repaste)
MSI E13 Tiger Lake 4C G 28W : 7980 GPU / 2304 CPU (before repaste)
MSI Tiger Lake 4C H 35W : 7961 GPU / 2483 CPU
Asus Tiger Lake 4C G 25W : 8016 GPU/ 1998 CPU
Lenovo Comet Lake 8C H 45W : 7748 GPU / 4605 CPU
Port Royal : GPU 8717
Firestrike : GPU 32068 / Phys 14198 / Comb 8814
Firestrike Extreme : GPU 17708 / Phys 14207 / Comb 8024
Firestrike Ultra : GPU 9636 / Phys 14162 / Comb 5455
Others benchmarks and system infos :
CudaZ : HtD 2310 / DtH 2723
Cinebench R20 : 2466
Cinebench R23 : 6341
Heaven 1080 ultra/extreme : 4415
Heaven QHD ultra/extreme : 3036
Superposition extreme 1080 : 10146
Superposition medium 1080 : 25514
Superposition medium 1440 : 19174
Superposition medium 4k : 10227
> This 2 in 1 laptop has some power to give and the only 5cm fan seems to do the job with nice TDP profiles :
>> Performance : PL2 64W / PL1 40W
>> Balanced : PL2 51W / PL1 28W
>> Silence : PL2 45W / PL1 25W
Yes there is some throttling and it can only sustain between 35 and 40W (3,7 and 3,9GHz) but that's still impressive for a 14" convertible.
>> I might use this device as my new daily device : good perf, good battery life (70wh - 9 to 10 hours video playback), contained external thermals, painless eGPU usage, ...
@wildfear, Thank you for the detailed build. This Yoga 7i 14ITL5 looks like a great eGPU host. Are the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro laptops available in your market? It's coming to the US later this week. I pre-ordered a 15-in version which has i7-1165G7 and an OLED display. I've found Samsung laptops to have very good build quality. We'll see about the cooling system.
Another nice build! How would you compare this Yoga 7i to the E13 Flip you tested a few weeks ago? I'm aware the Lenovo is cheaper and has slightly better benchmarks results. How do the build quality, keyboard, pen input, handling etc compare?
@mrcat, actually I think this Lenovo Yoga is a more balanced device for a good price.
Materials and hardware are not as premium E13 but seems more durable and sturdy.
I also prefers lenovo software and ergonomy for my use.
That said, about your questions : keyboard is good, pen is good but not great, handling is nice.