Lenovo 81CU

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics24.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive276% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. CPU throttled at 89% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemLenovo 81CU  (all builds)
MotherboardLENOVO LNVNB161216
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200522
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 22 '20 at 21:05
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 15%
CPU Throttled 89%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-8550U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
80% Excellent
Memory 91.2
1-Core 106
2-Core 213
80% 137 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 551
59% 462 Pts
64-Core 527
35% 527 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 80%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 (Mobile)
Legend(17AA 39AB) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 26.21.14.3650
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
24.3% Poor
Lighting 30.6
Reflection 23.6
Parallax 25.9
25% 26.7 fps
MRender 34.7
Gravity 31.4
Splatting 22.3
20% 29.4 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 24.3%
Great: 26%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme Samsung SSD 980 1TB
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1428 1399 1352 1393 1432 1452 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
276% Outstanding
Read 2,027
Write 1,978
Mixed 1,938
SusWrite 1,409
414% 1838 MB/s
4K Read 53.8
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 70.2
224% 74.3 MB/s
DQ Read 786
DQ Write 946
DQ Mixed 891
665% 874 MB/s
Poor: 268%
This bench: 276%
Great: 454%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1K43BB1-CTD Hynix HMA81GS6CJR8N-VK 16GB
2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
74.1% Very good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 22.2
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 23.6
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 78%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 8%
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System: Lenovo 81CU

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