Lenovo Legion was most likely identical as a gaming laptop., But this is also Lenovo Legion. This is a desktop from Lenovo, since this is Legion, it was, of course designed for gaming and perhaps for content creators as well. If anyone asks why not build your own, yes built up desktop PCs like this have their own market. Why? Because, of course, not anyone can build their own PC, many people need ready to use PC and now finding the components is a bit difficult as well. This one is available. Yes, this time we got a gaming desktop from Lenovo, which was designed to offer high performance for gamers and even for professionals and content creators. So this is a branded PC. Why don’t? We just build our own gaming PC. Well, not everyone can build their own gaming. Desktop PC it’s a bit difficult to assemble it where to buy from then later. What if there are problems where to claim the warranty, while this, of course, everything comes through a single door. Yes, not trying to condescend those of you that, like to build one yourself go ahead, but this time we will discuss about a PC that is needed by many that simply need a PC that is ready to use. Ok, let’s start discussing about Lenovo Legion Tower 5i. The basic specifications for the unit we tested it’s using Intel Core i7 10700 processor Comet Lake 14, nm TDP, 65 watt 8 cores 4 threads 16 MB Smart Cache with base frequency at 2.
9 GHz and maximum turbo frequency at 4.8 GHz for the motherboard it uses. Chipset Intel B460 with MicroATX form factor. There are 4x DIMM slots DDR4. Of course there is 1x PCIe, 3.0 x 16 slot. There is 1x PCIe, 3.0 x, 4 slot and there 2x PCIe 3.0 x 1 slots, and there are also 2x M.2 slots for SSD. Then there are 4x SATA ports. Total memory installed here is 32 GB, yes, directly, 32 GB DDR4 2933, Dual channel 2x, 16 GB and of course you can add 2 more chips. If needed, then for storage it has SSD and Hard Disk for SSD. It uses 512 GB SSD M.2, NVMe PCIe and interestingly, this SSD is already equipped with heatsink for the best performance. Then there is 1 TB, 7200 RPM Harddisk. The harddisk is installed in a special bracket that resembles bay design like in NAS, so it’s like a drawer To install the storage, be it 2.5quot or 3.5quot. We only need to install the bracket, then just push it inside the bay. We don’t need to install any cables so it’s easier for you that are not use to building a PC. There is one more empty bracket, so we can use it for installing another 2.5quot or 3.5quot storage. Of course, we suggest to install SSD don’t install Harddisk for graphic card. It uses NVIDIA GeForce, RTX 2070 SUPER with 2650 CUDA cores and 8 GB RAM, GDDR6, casing material, is combination of metal and polycarbonate, the form factor and dimensions.
For this Tower. The volume is around 28 litters, so it’s, not too big. The dimensions are 45.7 cm in length, 18.45 cm wide and 45.58 cm tall. These dimensions are quite slim, so it doesn’t take too much space and also doesn’t. Look too big, as you can see, in comparison to the monitor next to me, it’s not too tall. The total weight of Lenovo Legion Tower 5i is around 15 kg. If you plan to lift it anyway, that’s for the casing and the standard components color wise. This is Phantom Black. According to Lenovo, on the front, we can see the Legion logo that is equipped with RGB lights. That effects can be set then for the side panels. It uses metal material that is firm on the left side. It is designed with transparent window. So we can see the PC interiors nowadays. The PC interiors are, of course, for showcase for connectors that can be accessed from outside the PC. There is front panel on the front panel. There are 2x USB Type, A 3.2 Gen 1 and 1x Audio Combo Jack 3.5 mm. Then, on the back panel, there are 1x USB Type C, 3.2, Gen, 1 and 2x USB Type, A 3.2 Gen 1, and there are 2x USB Type, A 2.0, the big one. So there are 4 big and 1 small. Then there are 2x 3.5 mm Audio Jack. There is Line in Line out and Microphone and then there is also 1x Gigabit, Ethernet RJ45 port for the graphic card back panel.
There is 1x USB Type C which Supports Display Out with DisplayPort protocol. Then there are 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI, so we can connect many monitors here for wireless connectivity. Yes, of course it has built in wireless connectivity. It uses Wi Fi AX201, so it’s already Wi, Fi 6 supports Multi User MIMO, Gigabit Wi Fi and it automatically has Bluetooth v5.1 the power supply. It is 650 watt PSU with 80 Plus Gold certification. This is high. End power supply audio, wise it’s, already equipped with Dolby Atmos Software for Audio Profile settings options are Game, Movie, Music Voice and Personalize. There is also Sound Radar feature which is sort of radar overlay for games to know from which direction the sound is coming. So it’s easier to detect the enemy. Is this cheating or not? As always, the Lenovo Vantage Software is also available, which is used to monitor hardware condition and also configure the system such as setting the performance setting in Thermal Menu Setting with the following options? There is Performance Mode Balance, Mode and Quiet Mode. Then there is also Network Boost feature which can automatically prioritize network connection for games. There is also Lighting feature which is important to set effects and colors for the 4 RGB lights for this Lenovo Legion Tower 5i, which is on the Legion logo on the front panel, ambient lighting inside the case and CPU fan, and one more is at the rear Fan, ok, let’s continue with performance testing we test using Cinebench R15 so that we can see the performance consistency, the burst score in balance mode.
It can reach up to 1935 points, while in performance mode it can achieve 2009 points, so just use the performance mode. If you want the highest performance, while for the Sustained Performance, it is around 1970 1980 points in performance mode, while in Balance Mode it’s. Around 1670 1680 points ok.. now let’s test using Adobe Premiere for the content. Creator’S process pay attention to this one. As always, we use source video 2 minutes 7 seconds, which is 4K60 exported to again 4K60 for YouTube, of course, with editing process with additional layers when using software, only the export time took 12 minutes 40 seconds and while exporting we can see CPU temperature at 79C To maximum 90C, no more than that quite good, the GPU temperature was constant at 36C automatically, since it was not used. While for power consumption, we registered 198 221 watt. If we use CUDA the export time changes to 4 minutes flat. The CPU temperature is at 83C 90C since it works faster. This is also the cause of slight temperature increase in the GPU to about 40C 45C, while working the power consumption would also increase automatically to 280 310 watt for Full HD Video. We used a 1080p 60 FPS with the same editing Software Only it finished in 4 minutes 2 seconds. CPU temperature was around 84C to 90C. Again, the maximum temperature was only 90C, never exceeded that, then for GPU, the temperature remained at 35C to 36C power.
Consumption was around 229 231 watt. Then, if use CUDA that’s when we used the GPU, the export time was faster. By far to 1 minute 14 seconds, CPU temperature remained at 85C 90C. The GPU increased a little to 42C 48C, while power consumption increased to 340 365 watt Let’s check the gaming. Now we started with 3DMax Fire Strike to check the performance of the GPU. We see that the Graphic score for 3DMax Fire Strike. It got 24355 points. This is a normal score for an RTX 2070 Super. Then, for gaming we started with CSGO 1080P Low. We got frame rates that don’t make any sense. 450. 670 FPS. If you want to use monitors that are up to 240 hz, you can do that. No problem at all with this game, the CPU temperature only reached up to 68C, while GPU temperature was just 57C, while the power consumption was also moderate. At 230, 250 watt for DOTA, 2, 1080P Fastest screen render at 100 frame rate. We got was 190 280 FPS. The CPU temperature reached to 66C, while GPU temperature was just 41C, while the power consumption was considerably low at just 130 172 watt. So DOTA Players, you are power efficient. When you use this PC. Next, we move to AAA Games. There’S Shadow of The Tomb Raider 1080P set in High and the RTX was also set to High for frame rates. We got 55 80 FPS depending on scenes. Cpu temperature was also not so high still at 62C, while GPU was just around 63C.
. While the power consumption was around 279 303 watt, Then for game Death, Stranding 1080P, Very High with DLLS, was set at Quality. We got a performance of 140 160 FPS maximum CPU temperature was 83C. The GPU temperature was 62C with power consumption of around 326 347 watt. Then, for a rather heavy duty game, Assassin’s Creed, Valhalla 1080P, set in High frame rates, we got 59 76 FPS smooth maximum CPU temperature was just 73C GPU’s was at 63C power. Consumption was around 267 278 watt Onto Cyberpunk 2077. We set it at 1080P. Of course, with the Raytracing on with RTX Raytracing set at Medium, we got frame rates of 50 60 FPS with CPU temperature maximum at 82C, while GPU’s was at 65C power. Consumption was around 310 350 watt. So for gaming, we can see that this PC is indeed a Monster. Let’S move on to its storage with CrystalDiskMark. We first tested the SSD storage, the Read score reached to 3413 MBs. While Write was 2701 MBs. This is fairly fast, especially for the Read part. It’s. Really quick. for Harddisk this is a 1 TB, 7200 RPM. Its Read was at 201 MBs and Write was 197 MBs. This is a basic standard for a top quality Harddisk, but not a match to SSD That’s. Why? I would suggest, if you want to add another storage in it, get an SSD. now let’s discuss about its cooling system. This processor is equipped with a heatsink tower type cooling, with 5 heat pipes and 1x RGB fan 12 cm.
There is another fan at the front of the casing to blow air towards graphic cards and harddisk room.. This is really important because both need to stay cool at all times, There’s. Another fan at the back that removes hot air from inside the casing, or to be exact, it removes hot air right from the front of CPU’s cooler. If you wonder how much is this desktop Price tag for this Lenovo Tower Legion? Tower 5i is IDR 29499000. This price includes pre installed, Windows, 10, Home and pre installed Microsoft, Office, Home amp Student 2019 worth IDR, 1.8 Million, plus a 3 years Premium Care Warranty.. There are few things to note on this PC Desktop first, regarding its SSD capacity. Although 500 GB is considered big, we think that gamers would need extra. Of course, you can use harddisk, but we’d highly suggest to get an SSD slot is available anyways, and it is very easy to install why we highly suggested an SSD so that you can install games on it. Thus, the loading time remain fast From the interesting point. This casing design is really cool badass.. The casing is fairly slim, not too big or humongous, like a giant on your desk really.. Its processor is 8 Cores, 16 Threads ready for gaming and content creators. Working temperature is steady and manageable, while in gaming the temperature never reached 90C at all, it remains quite low. Then it has software Lenovo Vantage that assists greatly with controls.
Its graphic card’s temperature is also considerably low, while its performance is superb massive memory capacity at 32. Gb DDR in Dual Channel with possible RAM expansion slots. If you wish to add more, then the installed SSD 512 GB NVMe PCIe also comes with heatsinks, so it guarantees an optimum performance at all times. In the meantime, if you want to install another NVMe, you still can do that, although you may need to make some extra efforts to install it, but there is still one extra slot. As mentioned earlier., its connectors are quite complete. It comes with Wi Fi 6, which is very rare in assembled PC. It also has Bluetooth v5.1 and in the sales packages it includes Windows. We must consider that as well. Ms Office is also included and has a long warranty, period. And, most importantly, the warranty is single door. So if there are any problems you deal only with Lenovo, we think that this Lenovo Legion Tower 5i can become the solution for you who are having challenges in choosing parts and installing them. This will make it much easier. Specially if you have to source components yourselves nowadays with certain specifications and high performance requirements., One that enable you to fulfil your gaming or even ready for content creators. This will be a really interesting choice. The price tag, in our humble opinion, after considering all aspects and all of its conveniences, we think it is a reasonable one..