Pre-installed Software and Performance

As mentioned earlier, the Lenovo C315 ships with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit pre-installed. After applying the latest Windows updates I checked the installed programs list for any bloatware and was pleasantly surprised with what I saw. Aside from some Lenovo-branded software, there were only a few "usual suspect" suites: a 60-day trial of Microsoft Office 2007, McAfee SecurityCenter and CyberLink PowerCinema.

The Lenovo-branded software includes Lenovo Vantage Technology (LVT), VeriTouch and IdeaTouch. The first of these is accessible via software or the dedicated button on the keyboard, which activates a drop-down menu at the top of the screen with links to the Application Experience Center, System maintenance Center and Help Center.

Under Application Experience Center you'll find a CD/DVD burning software from CyberLink branded as Power2Go, while System Maintenance Center gives you access to OneKey Recovery and Driver & Application Installation and Help Center merely gives you more information about LVT in general.

VeriTouch allows you to draw gestures in a specified area to accomplish various system tasks. For example, drawing a triangle will restart the computer while drawing a circle will shut the system down. You can set up a password for VeriTouch. Meanwhile, IdeaTouch is simply a touch menu to start PowerCinema, VeriTouch or Microsoft AutoCollage.

Below we have included a set of benchmark results from several tests that were run on the C315 to give you an idea of how its processor, hard drive and memory system perform under load.

Lenovo C315 System Specs

Hardware:

  • AMD Athlon II X2 250U Processor (1.60GHz 2MB)
  • x2 2GB PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM 400MHz (4GB total)
  • Lenovo motherboard with AMD 690G chipset
  • ATI HD 4530 M92-M+
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 7200RPM
  • DVD-RW Drive
Software:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • ATI Catalyst 10.6

Benchmark Results

Score
3DMark 06 (1280 x 800)
3DMark Score 2726 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 1000
SM 3.0 Score 1147
CPU Score 1197
PCMark Vantage x64 (1024 x 768)
PCMark Score 3566 PCMarks
Memories Suite 2274
TV and Movies Suite 2158
Gaming Suite 2818
Music Suite 3775
Communication Suite 3190
HDD Test Suite 4244
Communication Suite 3190
Super PI Mod 1.5
1M test 0m 49.686 sec
4M test 4m 11.519 sec
Sandra processor arithmetic
Agregate arithmetic performance 9.8 GOPS
Dhrystone iSSE4.2 11 GIPS
Whetstone iSSE3 8.68 GFLOPS
Sandra processor multimedia
Aggregate multimedia performance 28 MPixel/s
Multimedia Integer x16 iSSE4.1 34.66 MPixel/s
Multimedia Float x8 iSSE2 21.15 MPixel/s
Multimedia Double x4 iSSE2 11.63 MPixel/s
Sandra memory bandwidth
Aggregate Memory Performance 16.53 GB/s
Integer Buff'd iSSE2 Memory Bandwidth 16.52 GB/s
Float Buff'd iSSE2 Memory Bandwidth 16.54 GB/s
Sandra memory latency
Memory Latency 156 ns
Speed Factor 73.60
Sandra file systems
Drive Score 100.1 MB/s
Random Access Time 6.5 ms
Sandra physical disks
Drive Score 106.16 MB/s
Random Access Time 14 ms

Gaming Performance

Average fps
Crysis (Medium quality, DirectX 9)
1024 x 768, no AA/AF 18 fps
Unreal Tournament 3 (Medium quality, DirectX 10)
1024 x 768, no AA/AF 34 fps
Unreal Tournament 3 (High quality, DirectX 10)
1024 x 768, 4x AA / 16x AF 29 fps