Yes, sure, the integrated graphics isn’t intended for gaming and it sure isn’t the optimal solution even for gaming on a budget but since we tested the Intel HD Graphics 620’s raw performance in benchmark tests, we decided to give it a go.
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Lenovo’s Yoga 910 is equipped with the Core i5-7200U CPU and its integrated HD Graphics 620 and with a little help of the 8GB DDR4-2133 RAM chip, the device seems to be fully capable of running some of the latest games in low resolution and low graphics settings. We ran CS:GO and GTA V and by the looks of it, you can casually game on this thing every now and then. Older much less demanding games will run even smoother while League of Legends and DOTA 2 will be absolutely playable. How cool is that?
This, however, raises a very serious question. Is there a point in buying GeForce 930M and 920M-equppied notebooks? What about the low-end AMD graphics like the R5 series – the M335 and M315? Well, probably not. They consume more power, weigh more and notebooks with these chips will probably cost more than other notebooks relying on Kaby Lake’s integrated graphics. Still, you have to settle for lower graphic settings for sure. Here are the frame rates we got from the gaming tests.
|Game/Resolution||1366 x 768||800 x 600|
|Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||54 fps||–|
|Grand Theft Auto V||27 fps||32 fps|
|F1 2015||25 fps||45 fps|