Lenovo M93

Lenovo M93 Ultra Small PC – Benchmarks – Week 2

Last Updated on April 19, 2021

The Lenovo M93 uses the Intel HD Graphics 4600, a mobile integrated graphics solution by Intel launched in May 2013. The GPU supports DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.0. It also features an improved decoder for 4K videos and the fast Quick Sync encoder. The GT2 version integrates 20 Execution Units, 160 shading units, 20 texture mapping units, and 2 ROPs. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 400 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1100 MHz. The HD 4600 not only matches some dedicated GPUs such as the GeForce GT 620M/630M, but also competes with the integrated AMD GPUs like the Radeon HD 8650G.

We’re only going to run a few tests, as it should be obvious that these types of onboard graphics are not going to achieve high frame rates on many of the latest games at ultra graphics settings.

Both the tests below are extremely demanding on a system’s integrated graphics card.

Basemark GPU is a professional evaluation tool to evaluate and compare graphics performance across mobile and desktop platforms. The benchmark was run at 1280×720 full screen.

Lenovo M93 Basemark GPU

The Lenovo M93 matches both AWOW machines in this test, although it’s beaten to first place by the Asus laptop.

The next test calculates the average frame-rate within the Valley demo for the Unigine engine. Unigine Valley relies upon an OpenGL 3 core profile context.

Lenovo M93 Unigine Valley

$ phoronix-test-suite benchmark unigine-valley

While the frames per second score for all machines are very low (particularly given that only 800×600 resolution is tested), that’s common with most Intel integrated graphics. But there are many games you can play on Intel integrated graphics. We will cover some of our favourites in a later article, and see how they fare on the Lenovo M93.

Next page: Page 5 – Disk

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 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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