Lenovo Y545 Gaming Laptop Benchmarks – 20 Games Tested!
The configuration Ive got, has an Intel: i7 9750H CPU, 85 watt, Nvidia, RTX, 2060 graphics, 16gb of memory in dual channel and a 15.6 1080P 144Hz screen. Its also available with different specs, too. You can find examples and updated prices linked in the description.. The Lenovo Vantage software lets us select different performance modes. Ive done all testing with performance mode enabled for best results.. It also gives you the option of disabling hybrid mode, which basically turns off Optimus and will improve performance in some games.. Well only be covering gaming performance in this video. So if youre new to the channel you'll definitely want to get subscribed for the full review, which will include more information like thermals battery life, overclocking and more. Lets start out by going through all games at all setting levels then afterwards well see how the Y545 compares With some other laptops. Red Dead, Redemption 2 was tested using the games built in benchmark tool. High settings was still giving decent results only just below 60 FPS in this resource, heavy game. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode and Ive tested it with RTX, on shown By the green bars and RTX off shown by the purple, bars. With RTX on the frame rates were on the lower side at ultra and high settings, so theres no real point using it at lower settings.. In my opinion, it looked better using ultra with RTX off, while also performing much better too.
Control was also tested with and without RTX. I used the highest RTX settings and the results werent great regardless of setting level, although it did look, nice Id prefer the much higher frame rates with it off though. 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. Even at max settings, the average frame rates were quite good while minimum hit the 144 FPS frame cap and there wasnt much of a difference in 1, low performance. Call of Duty. Modern Warfare was tested in campaign mode and Ive. Also tested it with the settings either maxed out or at minimum. Again, I thought it was still playing fine, even with max settings still above 60 FPS with only a 20 FPS improvement at minimum., Borderlands 3 was tested using the games built in benchmark and the high Setting preset was just able to hit 60 for average FPS, while low and below was able to push beyond 100 FPS. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark and the results were similar to many other 2060 laptops Ive tested, but well see How the Y545 compares against other laptops in this game and more soon. Ghost Recon Breakpoint was also tested with the benchmark tool, and ultra settings were needed to average 60 FPS in this test. However, the 1 low was quite a bit lower comparatively so a little lower would probably be a good sweet.
Spot. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature and as a less demanding game, epic settings was almost able to average 100 FPS, while high settings was closer to the refresh rate of the screen with now 100 FPS for the 1 low. Overwatch is another less demanding game And was tested in the practice range. Again, even with the epic setting preset, the average frame rate is quite high. The 1 low was well above 100 FPS and even the average wasnt far off the screens, refresh rate. CSGO was tested using the Ulletical FPS benchmark, and the results are much better here when compared to most other laptops with similar specs due to the option of disabling Optimus. Every time I test this game with a laptop that only uses the Nvidia GPU without the Intel GPU getting in the way the performance is way. Up. Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane and there was hardly any real, measurable difference between the different setting levels, let alone one youd, practically notice so might as well just play with all settings at max. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built in Benchmark where the high setting preset was hitting average frame rates above the refresh rate of the screen, with more than 100 FPS for the 1 low too. 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.
. The Division 2 was also tested with the built in benchmark and although it was possible to average above 60 FPS at ultra settings, the 1 low was around half this, so lower settings would likely be needed for a more stable experience, but this seems pretty normal. For this test. PUBG was tested using the replay feature., The game was still getting decent frame rates at ultra settings. Almost 100 FPS, while low settings pushed passed the refresh rate of the screen. So a nice experience for a first person shooter, like this. Assassins, Creed Odyssey, was tested with the built in benchmark and as a resource heavy game. The frame rates werent that high with the higher setting presets, but this is pretty standard for this game and it doesnt need super high FPS to play., Far Cry. New Dawn was also tested with the games benchmark and the results are pretty similar compared to most other i7 based laptops that Ive tested on the channel.. The Witcher 3 was playing alright at ultra settings. However, there was a decent improvement just by playing with high settings, and I think the game still looks pretty good at high anyway., F1 2019 was tested using the games benchmark tool and, although max settings had decent average FPS, the 1 low performance was down substantially. However, stepping down just one level to high increased performance significantly. Lets also take a look at how this config of the Lenovo Y545 compares with other laptops use.
These results as a rough guide only as they were tested at different times with different drivers. In Battlefield 5. Ive got the Y545 highlighted in red near similarly specced machines. Its a little ahead of a couple of other RTX 2060 laptops Ive previously tested. However, the MSI GE65 was noticeably higher, however, that one is overclocked by default and also has a higher GPU power limit of 90 watts.. These are the results from Far Cry 5 with ultra settings in the built in benchmark.. The results were similar to the last game. Where it was a little ahead of the Triton 500 and Scar II, with same 2060, graphics below it and again, the GE65 was out in front, but still not quite as good as the Helios 300 with lower specs as thats tuned, very well out of the box.. These are the results from Shadow of the Tomb raider, with the built in benchmark at highest settings., Similar to the other two games. It was a little ahead of the two 2060 machines below it, but not able to get close to the GE65, which was performing very well for a 2060 based laptop. Overall, the performance wasnt that impressive, considering the RTX 2060 graphics. I tested the Y7000 with GTX 1660 Ti just before this one and in most games the difference in performance was only a couple of FPS.. This seems to be due to thermal limitations that exist with the Y545, but Ill cover that in depth in an upcoming video.
Ive compared the GTX 1660 Ti with the RTX 2060 in another video without the throttling limitation and found that on average, the 2060 was 14 Faster, so it doesnt seem like were getting the full use out of the 2060 here granted. At the same time, this 2060 runs up to 85 watts, while many others go up to 90 watts.. I guess, due to thermal constraints, they werent able to push this one up to the typical 90. We usually see in many other 2060 based machines.. That said, it was still beating the Triton 500 and Scar II with 2060. Granted Ive only got data for the older, 8th, gen models.. Let me know what you thought of the gaming performance from the Lenovo Y545 gaming laptop down in the comments and, if youre new to the channel, consider getting subscribed for the full review to see everything.