See how Helldivers 2 runs on the Gen 9 Legion 7i!

On April 25th, Ben tested out HD2 on our new Legion 7i Gen 9 with community members joining in to help spread DEMOCRACY. Here are the specs for this unit:

  • Nvidia RTX 4070 GPU
  • Intel i9 14900HX CPU
  • 1 TB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4 TLC
  • 32 GB DDR5-5600MHz (SODIMM) - (2 x 16 GB)

The Legion 7i Gen 9 is now available in black on our North America site.

What games do you want to see tested on Legion devices next? Also, which devices would you like to see more of?

  • 1TB seems low, you'd be deleting and re-downloading stuff a lot. Please tell me there's another slot, or at least the one in the laptop doesn't need tearing down to get to it...

  • third :)

  • That's egg number one!

  • Egg numero uno!

  • AMD have decent graphics on their processor die, they still make discrete GPU for laptops too but NVIDIA are the more common option even with AMD processor powered laptops. There were a couple of AMD Advantage (full AMD configuration) Legion 7 laptops released but they are extremely difficult to get hold of in the UK.

    Regarding Linux, I have never had a showstopper issue using AMD CPU or graphics on Linux, but it also depends which generation CPU there as well as to what issues you may encounter. Some desktop Ryzen (mainly the 1st generation) had an issue with IOMMU compatibility on Linux but that was easily dealt with via a single setting in BIOS.

    That said, Intel aren't perfect by any means either on Linux platform either, a number of their older processes require extreme levels of mitigations for vulnerabilities in their design which hobbles the performance by as much as 20% compared to running them without the mitigations enabled (there's a load of kernel boot commands to turn them off).

    I'm not saying AMD haven't fallen victim to these necessary mitigations either, but there are far fewer vulnerabilities to patch on their silicon and way less of an impact as a result