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Lenovo ThinkPad E14 AMD G3

  • 26-12-2021 3:56pm
    Registered Users Posts: 19,049 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur

    Recently bought the above Thinkpad for one of my children to be a gaming laptop and for schoolwork.

    I upgraded to windows 11 after setting up.

    It's performance is pretty awful. Getting 10 - 12 FPS in games like Raft, Valheim and Ghost Recon Wildlands.

    Trying to figure if I've chosen poorly or if there is an issue - other people who have this laptop don't seem to be having the same performance issues.

    Would appreciate any thoughts.

    Microsoft Windows 11 Pro

    Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000

    Other OS Description Not Available

    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

    System Name ************

    System Manufacturer LENOVO

    System Model 20Y7003QUK

    System Type x64-based PC

    System SKU LENOVO_MT_20Y7_BU_Think_FM_ThinkPad E14 Gen 3

    Processor AMD Ryzen 5 5500U with Radeon Graphics, 2100 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s)

    BIOS Version/Date LENOVO R1OET28W (1.07 ), 15/07/2021

    SMBIOS Version 3.3

    Embedded Controller Version 1.07

    BIOS Mode UEFI

    BaseBoard Manufacturer LENOVO

    BaseBoard Product 20Y7003QUK

    BaseBoard Version Not Defined

    Platform Role Mobile

    Secure Boot State On

    PCR7 Configuration Elevation Required to View

    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS

    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32

    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

    Locale United Kingdom

    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.22000.1"

    Username DESKTOP-79N3C9T\cilli

    Time Zone GMT Standard Time

    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB

    Total Physical Memory 6.82 GB

    Available Physical Memory 2.60 GB

    Total Virtual Memory 12.4 GB

    Available Virtual Memory 3.33 GB

    Page File Space 5.59 GB

    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

    Kernel DMA Protection Off

    Virtualisation-based security Not enabled

    Device Encryption Support Elevation Required to View

    Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes

    Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes

    Hyper-V - Virtualisation Enabled in Firmware Yes

    Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,049 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur

    Should add to the above - the in game performances above are after having set graphics to their lowest possible levels.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,655 ✭✭✭ JoyPad

    I don't think that this laptop qualifies as a "gaming" laptop.

    It is advertised as a business laptop: the integrated graphics adapter is sufficient for powering a couple of external monitors at 60Hz. You should not expect this to run AAA titles like Wildlands, even on lowest settings.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,938 ✭✭✭✭ glasso

    Definitely not a gaming laptop as it's only running integrated graphics

    also the integrated graphics on the 11th gen intel cpus at i5 would perform better as the Iris XE graphics are decent

    Will run older games at 720p like GTA V

    but if you wanted to game on recent titles then you need an actual gaming laptop with at least a low-end discrete graphics card like the nvidia 1650 / 1650 ti / 3050

    But Resolution is the most important setting - make sure resolution is set to 720p (1280 x 720) as well as lowest graphic options

    I think that you may be running at 1080p (1920 x 1080)

    Change that and report back