Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 (Ryzen 4600H/1650 Ti) 22 Game Test!
So just how well does it perform in games? Ive tested the 1650 Ti model in 22 games at all setting levels and also compared it against other laptops to find out the difference. Lets jump straight into the results from those 22 titles. Then the comparisons after. Microsoft, flight, simulator, wasnt, great at high settings and ultra was a no go. Medium was alright, but there were less noticeable dips. With the low end setting preset. Death Stranding was around 60 FPS with the highest setting preset. It was running ok and there wasnt all that much of an improvement comparatively with the lower settings. Red Dead Redemption 2 was tested using the games built in benchmark tool, its not possible to run at ultra settings due to the 4 gig VRAM limit of the GTX 1650 Ti graphics, otherwise the results are only just ahead of the 1650. In the Nitro 5, I recently tested. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode. High settings was just able to get us 60 FPS, though the 1 low received a nice 52 boost here when compared to the highest ultra preset. Ill. Compare this laptop against others. In this game, soon. Control was tested with RTX disabled as weve just got GTX hardware here.. I dont think this one needs a super high frame rate to play, but the low setting preset was needed if you want an above 60 FPS experience. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark.
Medium settings were needed to hit 60 FPS in this test, but we could surpass this by a fair bit if youre willing to run at lower levels. This is another title Ill use to compare on other laptops. Shortly. Apex Legends was tested with either all settings at maximum or all settings on the lowest possible values as it doesnt have predefined setting presets.. It was playing fine at max settings, but we could better utilize the screens 120Hz refresh rate with lower settings. Call of Duty. Modern Warfare was tested in campaign mode with either max or min settings for the same reason, but this time, even with everything at the lowest possible settings were just a little above 60 FPS. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature and as a less demanding game. Even the highest settings were above 60 FPS, while medium would put the frame rate above the screens refresh rate, then low settings boosted. Even the 1 low above this. CSGO, was tested with the ulletical FPS benchmark. The game runs on basically anything and the frame rates are definitely acceptable, so moving on., Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane with bots. Interestingly, the results at ultra were a fair bit lower than the 1650 in the Nitro 5. I recently tested with the same CPU but again either way still no problems at all running it. Overwatch was tested running through the practice range.. This is another less demanding esports title, so ultra settings is still able to hit average FPS above the screens refresh rate.
While high settings was near that 120 point for the 1 low. Rainbow. Six Siege was tested with the built in benchmark using Vulkan theres. Only minor performance difference between the two top presets, while the averages from high are still about the same. Still, though easily past 100 FPS without issue. Metro Exodus was tested using the built in benchmark. Most parts of the game perform a fair bit better than this. So dont take these results as a good indication of what to expect throughout the entire game its more of a worst case that can be compared against my other data.. The Division 2 was also tested with the built in benchmark and is fairly resource. Heavy too. Medium settings were needed to pass 60 FPS in this test, though low was doing much better. Should you want to prefer higher frame rates over looks. Monster Hunter World was tested running through the main town. Mid settings were around that 60 FPS point and the 1 lows arent that far behind the averages, which means more consistent, results. Borderlands 3 was tested using the Games built in benchmark and like many of the other more demanding games medium settings were required for that 60 FPS, sweet spot., Ghost Recon Breakpoint was also tested with the benchmark tool. Vram limits were being hit at the higher levels, but again medium was around that 60. Fps point. Assassins Creed Odyssey is another that was tested with the games benchmark and yet again, 60 FPS at medium settings.
. The Witcher 3 was playing well at high settings, which sees a fairly big jump up from ultra, without looking too different in visual quality. In my opinion., F1 2019 was tested with the benchmark tool and sees similar behaviour. A nice jump dropping down just one level from max, and this would better take advantage of the 120Hz screen.. Far Cry. New Dawn was also tested with the games benchmark, not that big of a difference between the presets and high settings was still above 60. Fps. Now lets take a look at how the Ryzen based IdeaPad Gaming 3, compares against other laptops use these results as a rough guide only as they were tested at different times with different drivers. Ive tested Battlefield 5 in campaign mode at ultra settings and the IdeaPad Is highlighted in red., Interestingly, its a fair bit behind the ASUS TUF A15, with the same CPU and GPU combination, two spots ahead of it. This is only my second 1650 Ti laptop though so, not too much else in the way of direct comparison. Yet but at least it is above all, of the 1650 results.. These are the results from Far Cry 5, with ultra settings in the built in benchmark.. This time the IdeaPad was ahead of the TUF, so it could just be a bad result in BF5. Its also beating the 5500M in the Alpha 15 granted. That machine does also have the much worse, 3750H processor, otherwise its a bit of a jump up to the next tier being.
The 1660 Ti Max Q. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was also tested with the games benchmark tool with the highest setting preset. The TUF, with the same CPU and GPU was a couple of frames ahead, so nothing major, but still its ahead. In two of the three games weve compared at least in terms of raw gaming performance, anyway., Speaking of a couple of frames, thats the same amount. The IdeaPad was ahead of the cheaper Nitro 5 with 1650. So not all that different. In many games. We needed medium settings to hit that 60 FPS sweet spot, which is also something Ive noticed when testing GTX 1650 laptops. Previously it doesnt seem like the Ti, really offers that much of a performance boost. Im still trying to get two of the exact same laptop with those two GPUs, so I can do a fair comparison.. It, of course depends on the game. Esports titles, for instance, do much better but for say AAA games for a good experience. Youll need to sacrifice some graphical settings or otherwise instead consider something thats more of a step up like the 1660 Ti budget permitting of course., Unlike the Nitro 5 or even more expensive, RP 15. The IdeaPad Gaming 3 does have FreeSync with a 60 to 120Hz FreeSync range, so smooth, tear free gameplay is an option.. Here. Are the screen response time results for the 1080p 120Hz panel., The average grey to grey response time was around 15ms, so not ideal.
We want to see an 8.33ms time for all transitions to occur within the refresh window.. Ive got a link in the description explaining what all of these numbers mean. Ive only had two other 120Hz panels for testing since buying the tools to measure screen response time.. Both the ASUS G14 and Razer Blade Stealth 13 had slower response times, but 14 and 13 gaming panels are also far more limited compared to 15 inches anyway. This definitely isnt as bad as those its just nothing amazing.. I hope this has been useful, Lenovo wasn't able to provide me with this laptop, so I ended up buying it due to a high number of requests. Shout out to the Patreon members who help me cover popular models like this, that you all want to see Ill Leave a link in the description if you want to join us in discord or check out some behind the scenes videos. Anyway. Let me know what you thought of the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 gaming performance down in the comments and, if youre new then again definitely get subscribed for the upcoming full review.