Odawari’s gaming computerInside the details! (1/3)


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The performance of a gaming PC is highly dependent on the CPU and graphics card installed. Therefore, when choosing a product, these two are often emphasized.

However, when actually moving, there are many unconvincing places, such as the heat dissipation capacity of the radiator is not enough, the performance is not enough, although the performance is definitely high, but it makes a roar like a vacuum cleaner. Regardless of how accurate the specs are, I have to say this is an odd product.

Lenovo’sAs a gaming PC, it can be used with confidence, and it is also excellent in terms of quietness and design.

CPU Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (3.2GHz to 5.20GHz)
you Windows 11 Home 64-bit
memory 32GB DDR5-4800MHz (UDIMM) (2 x 16.0GB)
storage 512GB SSD, M.2 PCIe-NVMe (with dedicated heatsink)
+ 2TB HDD 7200 RPM
graphics NVIDIAR GeForce® RTX™ 3080 LHR 10GB GDDR6X
Wireless communication Bluetooth® + Wi-Fi 6 compatible (IEEE 802.11ax/ac/a/b/g/n compatible) 2×2
Power Adapter 850W

The model I tried this time was a high-end configuration with a Core i9-12900K CPU and a GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card. Also, it comes with up to 2TB HDD in addition to the 512GB SSD. In addition to being able to store a lot of data like photos and videos, I’m glad there’s plenty of room for games with multiple big titles.

One of the key points in the specs is that DDR5 is used for the memory. I like that we opted for the latest DDR5, which seems to be a high-end product, rather than compromise and go with DDR4 to keep costs down.

In fact, the SSD is also very particular, and the high-speed mode is also used here. We’ll check this speed later in benchmarks.

Beautifully customizable lighting and handy utility “Vantage”

It’s no exaggeration to say that glowing is essential for gaming PCs, and many products are glowing.There are some that only fans will shine to the point of being sorry, butThere is a very particular lighting function.

The first thing that surprised me was the sheer number of lighting parts. I listed them one by one, the logo on the front panel, the internal lights, the water block, the rear fan, the front fan (3), and the top fan (2), a total of 6 places and 9 parts). it is.

In addition, the pattern and color of the glow can be finely customized to the user’s taste. You can turn it off if you don’t want it to glow.

Example when lit with “Rainbow” and lit with red “Static”. By changing colors and patterns, you can completely change the atmosphere.

This lighting customization is provided as a feature of the comprehensive utility “Vantage”. It can be customized from “Lights” in the lower right corner of the main screen.

You can change the pattern and color in 6 places. There are tons of effects available, you can choose from breathing that slowly changes brightness, flickering that instantly glows, and more.

Interestingly, the CPU temperature is prepared as a mode. This changes color according to the temperature of the CPU and you can visually see the load on the PC. While this is my personal preference, I would recommend setting this CPU temperature setting to a water block.

By the way, this Vantage is a very versatile utility that can be used not only for custom lighting but also for general PC maintenance. Let me introduce some of its features.

On the home screen after power on, you can immediately see CPU and GPU load, SSD and HDD usage, and more. On the right are the power settings, Wi-Fi, and lighting menus.

System Update in System Tools updates drivers and firmware. You can easily update to the latest version without having to visit the support page yourself.

Hardware Scan automatically checks your PC for defects. It checks all hardware, from audio to CPU, memory, graphics, storage, and more.

The appeal of Vantage is that you can easily check PC-related settings and information, such as when you want to view PC settings or check for problems.

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