Lenovo Introduces Legion 7000K – Gaming Desktops Powered by Mobile Raptor Lake Refresh

Lenovo has launched its new Legion 7000K desktop gaming PCs, featuring mobile 14th-gen HX series Intel processors. This concept, known as Mobile on Desktop (MoDT), has been used by some Chinese manufacturers for several years. However, Lenovo is the first major firm to officially release a system deploying mobile processors in desktop PCs.

The Legion 7000K series is powered by Intel Core i9-14900HX (8P + 16E core formula) and Core i7-14650HX (8P + 8E) Raptor Lake Refresh processors. The former can overclock up to 5.8 GHz with a 190W TDP, while the latter has a top speed of 5.2 GHz and a 160W TDP.

Both chips are directly soldered onto the desktop motherboard. According to Lenovo, the absence of a heat spreader (IHS) on the mobile processors improves heat dissipation. The power generated by the processor can peak at 253 watts.

Lenovo performed Cinebench R23 performance tests, which showed the Core i7-14650HX outpacing the desktop Core i7-14700F and Core i5-14600K in multi-threaded tasks. The Core i9-14900HX was faster than both the Core i9-14900KF and Core i7-14700KF, indicating the high performance of the mobile chips used.

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The Legion 7000K can be equipped with a graphics card up to the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER. Available models include the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER, RTX 4070 SUPER, RTX 4060 Ti, and RTX 4060. The more powerful RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 are only available for the exclusive full desktop platform version with an Intel processor of up to i9-14900K.

Despite the idea to offer a more affordable desktop platform based on mobile components, the new line of PCs from Lenovo comes with relatively high prices. The range starts from $1303 and goes up to $2356.

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