Maxed-out NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3070 for Laptops: Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Gaming Laptop Review - legion 5 pro

Maxed-out NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3070 for Laptops: Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Gaming Laptop Review

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 30 series for laptops have arrived in a year wherein the push in laptop technology will see 1440p more commonly on mobile. It has also provided a certain conundrum for users on the varying degrees of performance that each SKU may have, as the full power of an RTX 30 series card can easily overpower any modern cooling on current-gen laptops. NVIDIA solved this problem by providing power envelopes for their graphics cards.

We’ve covered a few RTX 30 series laptop GPUs in the past few months and one of my questions was always, how far can a laptop designed for performance bring an RTX 30 series graphics card for laptops? That gets answered today as we have the new Legion 5 Pro from Lenovo, which features a significantly larger form factor that allows it to utilize more cooling which in turn, gives the GPU and CPU more room to flex their muscles.

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Our sample for today is the Legion 5 Pro featuring an NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3070 for laptops and to compliment that GPU horsepower is an AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H Mobile Processor with 8 cores. In what used to be a 6-digit affair, Lenovo is shifting the balance of power by offering this laptop at a starting price of PHP 84,995.

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Definitely, all eyes will be on the gaming performance of this laptop as Lenovo also pushes a 16:10 panel with a 2560×1600 resolution which is the gaming sweet spot right now. Can Lenovo’s implementation of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3070 and its maxed out 140W TGP bring out the best of this laptop in gaming? Read on as we find out.

Features & Specifications

What Lenovo Says about this the Legion 5 Pro: Pro-level performance

“Engineered to deliver devastation in and out of the arena, the Legion 5 Pro deploys AMD Ryzen™ processing and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ graphics to dish out high-resolution gaming. The world’s first 16″ QHD gaming laptop with up to 165Hz refresh sets up a “winning zone” that gives you an extra edge and ups your peripheral vision. Combined with Nahimic 3D audio that pinpoints footsteps in space, you’ll be able to see and hear any scrub headed your way before they even get within firing range.”

GraphicsUp to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070
ProcessorUp to AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H Mobile Processor
Display16″ QHD (2560 x 1600) In-Plane Switching (IPS), 16:10, 500 nits, 165Hz / 3ms response time, 100% sRGB, VESA DisplayHDR™-certified, Dolby Vision™-enabled, NVIDIA® G-SYNC®, AMD Freesync™
MemoryUp to 16GB DDR4-3200 (expandable up to 64GB)
StorageUp to 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH)21.7-26.85mm x 356mm x 264.2mm / 0.86-1.1″ x 14.01″ x 10.4″
WeightStarting at 2.54kg / 5.4lbs
ColorStorm Grey
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Show Comments (4)
  1. Is this laptop (lenovo legion 5 pro) better than the gigabyte aero 15 xc 3080 for content creator? Heavy 4K video editing? And some gaming. I would really like to know. I am in between these two laptops. I love the gigabyte oled screen but if the lenovo is better then I’ll go with this because it’s cheaper as well.

    1. If we’re talking about pure rendering performance, Its going to go down to the wire but a GPU won’t make a huge difference here. Upgrading RAM to 32GB or 64GB max would probably make Premiere Pro or Davinci work more smoother but rendering is going to be off only by a few mins so I say its not that big.

      If there’s no gaming involved I’d choose the Aero because its easy to proof your work on the OLED if color accuracy is a high priority. Otherwise, both laptops armed with 2TB SSDs and 64GB of memory upgrades would fare just as well against each other.

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