Lenovo has released the Legion Y9000K 2022 Edition featuring the latest processors from Intel and NVIDIA. Featuring up to a Core i9-12900HX and the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, it will be paired with 32GB of DDR5-4800 and a 1600p 165Hz display. In terms of storage, we’re looking at a 1TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD and a 99.9Wh battery. The notebook will be fed by a 135W adapter using a USB Type-C port.
The Core i9-12900HX is a desktop SKU, a downclocked variant of the 12900K with 16 cores (8P + 8E) and a boost clock of 5GHz. It will be paired with the fastest mobile GPU, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. The CPU and GPU will have a peak power draw of 175W and 125W, respectively. But as you can expect neither of them will approach these TDPs due to thermal issues.
Lenovo has opted for liquid metal thermal paste to improve heat conduction between the processors and the heatsink. Like the insides, the outside is also fitted with top-of-the-line hardware. We’re talking about a 2560×1600 display, a refresh rate of 165Hz, and HDR10 with nits of brightness. A fingerprint sensor, WiFi 6E network adapter, and Ultra-thin Harmon speakers are also integrated into the notebook.
A midrange variant featuring the Core i7-12800HX and the RTX 3070 Ti has also been announced. The CPU will run the fastest performance cores at 4.8GHz under load while the power supply will remain unchanged at 135W. The storage, memory, and audio remain unchanged. The heatsink has been swapped with a more affordable design consisting of a single far and standard thermal paste.
The Lenovo Legion Y9000K (2022) will be priced at 24,000 and 17,999 for the RTX 3080 Ti/Core i9-12900HX and RTX 3070 Ti/Core i7-12800HX variants, respectively. There will be a substantial performance delta between the two notebooks, especially in terms of VRAM capacity. The RTX 3070 Ti comes with a modest 8GB of GDDR6 memory while the 3080 Ti doubles it to 16GB. Both GPUs leverage a 256-bit bus.