Is the Legion Y545 worth waiting for?

Yesterday, I was analyzing drivers by Lenovo. Inside one of the configuration files, I saw a few references confirming the models mentioned in the roadmap for ThinkPad. Please note, that below are mostly assumptions.

I did also find a few references to Legion Y7000-series and Legion Y9000-series, but they might be for the Chinese market.

Inside one of the configuration files, we were surprised to stumble upon the Legion Y545, which is if we’re correct, an AMD-based Legion gaming laptop. That is of course, if Lenovo follows the same naming convention they have with ThinkPad.

If that is the case, it might be based upon the same chassis as the Legion Y540.

In the Legion Y545, you can most likely expect the 2nd generation of Ryzen’s Mobile 3000-series which is built on the 12nm process. AMD says that the Ryzen 7 3700U is up to 29 percent faster than the Intel Core i7-8550U for media editing (multi-threading), and the Ryzen 5 3500U is up to 14 percent faster than the Intel Core i5-8250U for web browsing (single-threaded).

Model Announced
Legion Y740-15ICH Yes
Legion Y740-15ICHg Yes
Legion Y740-17ICH Yes
Legion Y740-17ICHg Yes
Legion Y545 No

If my expectations of an AMD gaming laptop are reasonable, it might have the following processors:

CPU Setup TDP Base / Boost GPU GPU cores GPU clock Cache
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 4C8T 35W 2.3/4.0 GHz Vega 10 1400 MHz 6 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H 4C8T 35W 2.1 / 3.7 GHz Vega 8 1200 MHz 6 MB

Is the Legion Y545 worth waiting for? 1

It is unclear what graphics card will come in the Legion Y545, however, it is to be expected to be on par with the Legion Y540’s performance. Or even an AMD equivalent of the graphics card, since it’s in the same class as the Legion Y540 in the Y500-series.

The AMD-based gaming laptop by Lenovo Legion is expected to have the following features according to the configuration file:

  • Full control over the cooling system
  • Overclocking
  • LED settings
  • GSync

What do you think about the Legion Y545? Let us know in the comments.

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