As anyone does with a new computer, I decided to benchmark mine. Though, I went a little overboard and decided to grab a new NVMe drive, installed tiny11, and benchmarked it. I wanted to share benchmarks for others wanting to get an idea of how it performs. With all of this, I noticed, this CPU/iGPU combo is very good at compute.
3DMark, is very focused on gaming, so it’s not really representative of compute. Nor is it very accurate, however it gives some reference, so I wasted too much money (previously, not just for this) and ran every test except for the storage since A. It’s useless, and B. Most storage tests will be limited by the the actual storage drive, not the CPU, so I didn’t feel it’s really important to test it since most people will have different drives than I do, but if people ask I will run it.
Most People know time spy, it’s one of the most common 3DMark tests. Time spy uses DirectX 12, and with Time Spy, it’s understandable for the performance. Ignore the “rating”, from what I’ve seen, it changes what is “good” every time. For integrated graphics, it performed well though. Extreme is the 4k version of time spy, it does not hit double digit FPS at all, so if you wanted to do 4k gaming on a thin and light… why?
Speed Way is the most recent test 3DMark released, using DirectX 12 Ultimate, and it runs… fine. Not well though, as it’s slow and again, doesn’t run higher than 10fps. It’s really meant to run and benchmark on higher performance machines, so not recommended.
Fire Strike is the DirectX 11 tests, and it actually runs ok. Regular Fire Strike runs at a pace where if it was a game, it would be playable. Reuglar runs at 1080p, Extreme runs at 1440p, and Ultra runs at 4k. It’s not horrible but playable. Only at 1080p though, as Extreme and Ultra runs worse. This machine is really geared to run 1080p well, but anything above will struggle.
Now Wild Life is really where this laptop shines. Wild Life is a cross platform test, AKA it’s Vulkan. From what I’ve seen, Vulkan runs extremely well, even better than DirectX. Honestly, if anything you’re running on this laptop supports Vulkan, USE IT. The results are more than playable.
Realistically, you’re not doing real time ray tracing on this computer, and you shouldn’t be. I’m honestly surprised that this didn’t crash, it ran below 5fps and honestly looked like it was about to freeze up and crash at any time. Just don’t
Solar bay is another Vulkan test, but with ray tracing now. It doesn’t run extremely well, however it runs at a playable speed. As expected, it’s because of Vulkan. Seriously, I’m blown away at the Vulkan performance of this laptop.
Night raid is a test aimed towards integrated graphics. As expected, it performs very well. Not much to say, it ran very well and consistently.
Honestly, it’s not bad. The CPU is definitely the laptop’s advantage. It’s a fast processor, through and through.
These are tests for specific graphics features, and are mostly for technologies to flex performance, but might as well show them since I did them.
As expected, 3DMark is all over the place. But, Vulkan works very well. I’m very impressed by the performance, and you should use Vulkan if you’re using AMD or this laptop at all.
Definitely an OLD benchmark, and I ran it since I saw it around a lot. Take of it what you want.
Performance Test is made by PassMark, and it’s been my go to benchmarking tool since it’s so comprehensive and, in my experience, it’s very accurate of what kind of experience you’ll get. This one is a very long one, so that’s why it’s last.
I’m overall very impressed with the performance of this laptop. It rivals some desktops in performance, and I think Framework and AMD did an amazing job with this laptop. Take what you want from these benchmarks. One gripe I have, but seems to be common, is the temps. I saw about an average of 90c, which slightly alarmed me, but is technically within specs. Not optimal, but oh well, it’s not like it’s throttling because of it.
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
32gb DDR5 5600 ram (2x16gb)
WD Black 750 1tb (only for benchmarking, I use a Crucial P5 Plus 2tb for daily use)
The test was run on tiny11, with a fresh install. Also, I don’t know if it made a difference but I used one of those laptop coolers that the laptop sits on and it blows air on the bottom.