Lenovo Legion 7 16” (2021, AMD) vs Legion 5 Pro 16” (AMD)

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Evaluation of Lenovo Legion 7 16” (2021, AMD) and Legion 5 Pro 16” (AMD) important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Lenovo Legion 7 16” (2021, AMD)
  • Can run popular games at about 52-71% higher FPS
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 3 versus 2
  • Around 26% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
Advantages of the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16” (AMD)
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port

Value for money

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 2.5 kg (5.51 lbs) 2.45 kg (5.4 lbs)
Dimensions 356 x 261 x 20.1-23.5 mm
14.02 x 10.28 x 0.79-0.93 inches
356 x 264.2 x 21.7-26.8 mm
14.02 x 10.4 x 0.85-1.06 inches
Area 929 cm2 (144.1 inches2) 941 cm2 (145.8 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~79.9% ~78.9%
Side bezels 5.7 mm 5.7 mm
Colors Gray White, Gray
Material Aluminum Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle 180° 130°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber Yes No
Liquid metal No No
Number of fans 2 2
Noise level (max. load) 50 dB 50 dB


Size 16 inches 16 inches
Refresh rate 165 Hz 165 Hz
PPI 189 ppi 189 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:10
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels 2560 x 1600 pixels
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision Yes, Dolby Vision
Sync technology G-Sync G-Sync
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Ambient light sensor No Yes
Display tests
Contrast 1200:1 1181:1
sRGB color space 94% 99.4%
Adobe RGB profile 73% 73%
DCI-P3 color gamut 70.2% 73.3%
Response time 3 ms 3 ms
Max. brightness


Full charging time - 2:00 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable Yes No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Bottom Bottom
Charge power 300 W 230 / 300 W
Weight of AC adapter 870 grams 1066 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 3.2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores 8 6
Threads 16 12
L3 Cache 16 MB 16 MB
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 8 Radeon RX Vega 7
Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm


Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 130 W 95 W
Nvidia Optimus MUX MUX
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 8 nm 8 nm
GPU base clock 1504 MHz 1530 MHz
GPU boost clock 1802 MHz 1740 MHz
Memory size 6 GB 4 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 192 bit 128 bit
Memory speed 14 Gbps 12 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 3840 2048
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 120 64
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 48 40
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 1x8 GB 2x4 GB
Clock 3200 MHz 3200 MHz
Type DDR4 DDR4
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 32 GB 32 GB


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
NVMe Yes Yes


Audio chip Realtek ALC3306 Realtek ALC3306
Speakers 2.0 2.0
Power 2x2W 2x2W
Dolby Atmos Yes No
Loudness 87 dB 82 dB
Microphones 2 2


Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5.2 v5.2
Fingerprint No No
Infrared sensor No No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
USB-A 3x USB 3.2 4x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 3x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt No No
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 1x HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes Yes
SD card reader No No
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.5 mm 1.5 mm
Size 12.0 x 7.5 cm 11.9 x 7.6 cm
Surface Glass Plastic
Windows Precision Yes Yes
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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Total votes: 529


Write your opinion about the comparison of Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16” (AMD) and Legion 7 16” (2021, AMD) or ask any questions
Justinkase 18 January 2022 00:49
The legion 5 pro has thunderbolt and displays port 1.4 on mine How did that happen?
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Sergey 18 January 2022 17:55
You have Intel version, write? Here AMD version that does not have thunderbolt.
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Deez 31 December 2021 11:13
Was able to get the Legion 7 with a 3070 for less than a Legion 5 Pro during black Friday. The aesthetics of the 7 are much nicer and it really tones down the gAmEr design(besides RBG). I also think the all-aluminum chassis is a major upgrade.
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Vlad 21 July 2022 14:03
How much did you pay for it? And also what version? 3070 ryzen 5800 32 ram?
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ThatUnfunPerson 24 November 2021 11:28
For me, the choice is between a Legion 7 with RTX 3080 or a Legion 5 Pro with RTX 3070. All other specs are the same, 5800H, 16 GB RAM, and same SSD. The Legion 7 is 30% more expensive and is a model that has been on display in the store. I almost went with the 7, because I like the design much more. But I can't justify the MAJOR price difference, for the small performance gain. Maybe if it had 32 GB RAM and 5900HX for the same price. Just my thoughts.
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Average Laptop Enjoyer 30 September 2021 07:41
You guys did an incredible job comparing these two laptops, keep it up guys !
+4 Reply
harish 16 September 2021 11:17
Great work, keep it up.
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D T 10 July 2021 13:10
"Memory type" is spelled wrong as "memoty type"
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Root 11 July 2021 16:41
Thank you, we'll fix this typo as soon as possible!
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