Lenovo ThinkCentre M720q Tiny Performance Testing
The Lenovo ThinkCentre M720q Tiny is meant as a business desktop scenario, not for tasks like being the main systems for heavy CAD work, video editing, deep learning research, or similar applications. Instead, it is meant to excel in Microsoft Excel. The platform is more than capable in that respect, but we wanted to see how the review configuration performed.
AIDA64 Memory Test
AIDA64 memory bandwidth benchmarks (Memory Read, Memory Write, and Memory Copy) measure the maximum achievable memory data transfer bandwidth.
With only one 8GB SODIMM installed in the Lenovo ThinkCentre M720q Tiny performance here is limited. This due to the single channel memory configuration. We would expect to see double these numbers if a second SODIMM installed. That is simply due to the configuration we are testing, but it is something that those buying systems should consider when researching a purchase on the Lenovo configuration tool.
If you are doing heavy 3D modeling and rendering, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M720q Tiny is probably not the best fit. On the other hand, Cinebench R15 is a widely used benchmark that shows performance across a number of areas.
With Cinebench R15 we see the fairly good single and multi-thread performance even from this small form factor.
Each Geekbench 4 CPU workload models a real-world task or application, ensuring meaningful results. These tests are complex, avoiding simple problems with straightforward memory-access patterns, and push the limits of your system.
Our Geekbench 4 scores show strong results for the processor. The Intel HD Graphics 630 cannot run CUDA and generates a low OpenCL score. In future generations, Intel is focusing on improving its GPU performance. For office work, this is all you need and is the same integrated GPU powering many notebooks today.
Passmark 9.0 is another benchmark that tests the entire system and generates a PassMark rating.
While the Intel Core i5-8400T shows very good CPU Marks the Intel HD Graphics 630 holds back graphics performance. At the same time, this is exactly where we would expect this configuration to land.
Next, we are going to look at the boot time and then give our final thoughts on the Lenovo ThinkCentre M720q Tiny.