Lenovo M93

Lenovo M93 Ultra Small PC – Benchmarks – Week 2

Out of the 5 machines in question, only the AK41 has DDR4 RAM, the others use DDR3 RAM.

The most significant differences between DDR3 and DDR4 RAM is higher module density and lower voltage requirements combined with higher data rate transfer speeds. Current generation DDR4 modules start at 2133MHz, with official support for up to DDR4-3200. Modules can be overclocked.

We were therefore expecting to see the AK41 emerge victorious in memory benchmarks. RAMspeed tests the system memory (RAM) performance.

Lenovo M93 RAMspeed SMP Integer

$ phoronix-test-suite benchmark ramspeed

The benchmark results are curious. According to the test, there’s no discernible difference in memory performance between the UX305FA’s DDR3 RAM and the AK41’s DDR4 RAM. And even more startling is that the Lenovo M93 with its 16GB of DDR3 RAM (in 2 sticks) wins the test by more than 50%.


Lenovo M93 RAMspeed SMP Floating Point

$ phoronix-test-suite benchmark ramspeed

Again, this benchmark tests the system memory (RAM) performance. There’s negligible difference in speed between the UX305FA’s DDR3 RAM and the AK41’s DDR4 RAM. And again the Lenovo M93 emerges victorious even though it hosts only DDR3 RAM compared to the AK41’s DDR4 RAM and runs at a lower clock speed (1600 MHz v 2133 MHz respectively).


Next page: Page 4 – Graphics

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / System
Page 2 – Processor
Page 3 – Memory
Page 4 – Graphics
Page 5 – Disk


Complete list of articles in this series:

Lenovo M93 Ultra Small Desktop PC
Week 6Recording video using OBS Studio
Week 5We put the M93 through some light gaming
Week 4Multiple operating systems running on the Lenovo M93
Week 3Video and audio are tested on the Lenovo machine
Week 2Benchmarking the Lenovo M93 Ultra Small PC with other low power machines
Week 1Introduction to the series including wiping Windows and installing Manjaro

This blog is written on the Lenovo M93 Ultra Small Desktop PC.


 Lenovo M93AWOW AK41
TypeTiny Desktop PCMini PC
ProcessorIntel i5-4590T
2.00 GHz (Turbo 3.00 GHz)
4 cores and 4 threads
Intel Celeron J4115
1.80GHz (Turbo 2.5 GHz)
4 cores and 4 threads
ChipsetIntel HaswellIntel Gemini Lake
Memory16GB DDR3 (1600 MHz)8GB DDR4 (2133 MHz)
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4600Intel UHD Graphics 605
Disk240GB Crucial SSD128GB Foresee NVMe M.2 SSD F900F128GBH
 AWOW NYI3Gigabyte BXBT-1900Asus UX305FA
TypeMini PCMini PCLaptop
ProcessorIntel Core i3-5005U
2.00GHz
2 cores 4 threads
Intel Celeron J1900 2.00GHz
(Turbo 2.416 GHz)
4 cores 4 threads
Intel Core M-5Y10c
0.8GHz (Turbo 2.00GHz)
2 cores 4 threads
ChipsetIntel BroadwellIntel Atom Z36xxx/Z37xxxIntel Broadwell-U-OPI
Memory8GB DDR4 (1600 MHz)4GB DDR3 (1600 MHz)8GB DDR3 (1866 MHz)
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 5500Intel HD 2GBIntel HD Graphics 5300
Disk128GB Kingston NVMe250GB Samsung SSD 860128GB SanDisk SSD
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