Lenovo Legion 7i Gen 7 (2022, Intel) vs Legion 7 16” (2021, AMD)

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Evaluation of Lenovo Legion 7i Gen 7 (2022, Intel) and Legion 7 16” (2021, 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 7i Gen 7 (2022, Intel)
  • Around 61% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Can run popular games at about 23-32% higher FPS
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 4 versus 3
  • Features a bigger (~25%) battery – 99.9 against 80 watt-hours
  • Better webcam recording quality
  • High-speed PCI Express Gen 4 interface
Advantages of the Lenovo Legion 7 16” (2021, AMD)
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Thinner bezels and 2% higher screen-to-body ratio

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 2.5 kg (5.51 lbs) 2.5 kg (5.51 lbs)
Dimensions 358.1 x 263.5 x 19.4 mm
14.1 x 10.37 x 0.76 inches
356 x 261 x 20.1-23.5 mm
14.02 x 10.28 x 0.79-0.93 inches
Area 944 cm2 (146.2 inches2) 929 cm2 (144.1 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~78.7% ~79.9%
Side bezels 6.8 mm 5.7 mm
Colors Gray Gray
Material Aluminum Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle 180° 180°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber Yes Yes
Liquid metal No No
Number of fans 2 2
Noise level (max. load) 54.2 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 No
Display tests
Contrast 1243:1 1200:1
sRGB color space 98.2% 94%
Adobe RGB profile 70.8% 73%
DCI-P3 color gamut 69.3% 70.2%
Response time 3 ms 3 ms
Max. brightness


Full charging time 1:20 hr -
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Bottom Bottom
Charge power 300 W 300 W
Weight of AC adapter 846 grams 870 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 2.0 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.8 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cores 16 (8P + 8E) 8
Threads 24 16
L3 Cache 25 MB 16 MB
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics (32EU) Radeon RX Vega 8
Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm


Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 150 W 130 W
Nvidia Optimus MUX MUX
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 8 nm 8 nm
GPU base clock - 1504 MHz
GPU boost clock - 1802 MHz
Memory size 8 GB 6 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 256 bit 192 bit
Memory speed ~14 Gbps 14 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 5632 3840
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 176 120
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 80 48
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 2x8 GB 1x8 GB
Clock 4800 MHz 3200 MHz
Type DDR5 DDR4
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 32 GB 32 GB


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 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 No Yes
Loudness ~83 dB ~87 dB
Microphones 2 2


Wi-Fi standard v6E v6
Bluetooth v5.2 v5.2
Fingerprint Yes No
Infrared sensor No No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 4x USB 4.0 3x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 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 12.0 x 7.5 cm
Surface Plastic Glass
Windows Precision Yes Yes
Further details
Notes on Legion 7i Gen 7 (2022, Intel):
    - The RAM can be overclocked up to 5600 MHz.
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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