The processor market has been surging. Since AMD launched the Ryzen processor, AMD and Intel have “fell in love and killed each other”. For consumers, the most obvious perception is that the pace of the two new products has become significantly faster. The magnitude of the improvement of each generation is also far greater than that of previous years, which is naturally what consumers like to see. Of course, Intel still occupies an absolute market advantage, deep industry cooperation, extremely rich products, and application optimization. These are all unparalleled advantages. In the gamebook, the Intel processor plus NVIDIA graphics card is the standard configuration of the Jedi. The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X14 Review notebook we experienced today is a thin, high-performance notebook with a strong combination of Intel + NVIDIA.
The processor uses Intel Core i7-11370H, which belongs to the new H35 series specially developed by Intel this year. The performance is much better than the traditional U series low-power version, and the power consumption is much lower than the traditional H45 series high-performance version, which is very suitable Create a thin and light gamebook, creative book, and almighty book.
In terms of specifications, the i7-11370H uses 10nm SuperFin process technology, 4 threads, and 8 cores, the base frequency is 3.3GHz, the highest core frequency can reach 4.8GHz, the level 3 cache is 12MB, and the TDP power consumption is only 35W.
Without sacrificing lightness and thinness, Mi Pro X 14 is packed with gaming-grade graphics card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, with 128bit 4GB GDDR6 video memory, and supports ray tracing and DLSS oversampling technology.
Now that the e-sports-level independent display is added, a high screen refresh is also essential. Mi Pro X 14 is equipped with a 14-inch super retinal flow rate screen, which can support a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz, supports 100% sRGB high color gamut display, 1000:1 contrast ratio in terms of color, and has also passed the German Rheinland eye protection certification.
Now, let’s take a look at the performance of Xiaomi’s Pro X 14. The following figure shows the specific parameters:
Design & Appearance
The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X14 is relatively light and thin overall, only 16.5mm thick and weighs about 1.6kg. The fuselage adopts CNC integrated micron-level precision carving technology, made of 6-series aviation-grade aluminum alloy, and the surface of the phone is sandblasted with No. 170 precision ceramics.
The A-side is as concise and capable as always, only Xiaomi LOGO. The CNC process is cut through a whole piece of aluminum alloy, which can reduce the use of plastic screw posts for the fuselage, which can make the fuselage structure more solid, have a certain degree of impact, and drop resistance, and improve the texture of the appearance.
The screen quality on the B side of the Mi Pro X 14 is very good. It has a 14-inch 2560×1600 resolution, supports a 120Hz refresh rate, 100% sRGB color gamut, and has also passed the Rheinland Low Blu-ray certification. The 4.6mm narrow frame and 88.7% screen-to-body ratio are narrow enough for visual effects, and they are all screens at a glance, and the 16:10 display ratio can display more content whether you are browsing web pages or documents.
The keyboard used on the C side supports a three-level backlight, and the 1.3mm keystroke is more comfortable in terms of feel. In addition, the 125×81.6mm large PTP touchpad makes gesture operations more precise and greatly reduces the chance of misoperation.
The unique Xiao Ai button in the upper right corner gently presses to call out Xiao Ai’s voice assistant. There is also a silver ring power button outside the keyboard, which supports fingerprint recognition, and can be turned on and unlocked with a light press.
In terms of interfaces, Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X14 is equipped with three USB-C ports, one of which supports Thunderbolt 4, which can support charging, video output, and data transmission, and the body also has a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X14 uses two rows of heat dissipation grids on the D side, and the feet on the upper and lower sides slightly raise the body to ensure heat dissipation, which can avoid ineffective heat dissipation when it is placed flat on a daily basis.
Disassembling the back cover of the D side, the Mi Pro X 14 adopts a dual heat pipe and dual-fan solution, with a hurricane cooling system, which can ensure high power consumption and continuous output, and stable performance.
The package comes with a 130W charger, and also comes with a USB-C one for two (HDMI and USB-A) docking stations.
CPU Performance Test
The processor of Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X14 uses Intel Core i7-11370H, the specification is 4 cores 8 threads, 12MB three-level cache, the base frequency is 3.3GHz, the maximum turbo frequency is 4.8GHz, and the TDP power consumption is 35W.
It is also a high-end model of the H35 series, which takes into account high performance and low power consumption, and is very suitable for creating a thin and light high-energy notebook.
1. Hardware dog
Hardware Doggo is a professional hardware detection and running score tool produced by the driver’s house, which is very suitable for mainstream PC players. Relying on the self-developed algorithm of Fast Technology, and authoritative test modules such as 3DMark, it can quickly, accurately, and comprehensively detect the overall configuration of the PC computer, and conduct individual and comprehensive tests on the computer’s CPU processor, GPU graphics card, memory, and hard disk. Machine performance, and through the global performance rankings, you can know your performance level at a glance.
In the hardware doggo running score, the total score is 257,798, surpassing 72% of users. The CPU score is 69,691, the graphics score is 95076, the memory score is 65821, and the hard disk score is 27210.
The evaluation given is particularly suitable for productivity tasks such as rendering, and it is not a problem to play Chicken and Warcraft.
In the CPU-Z score test, i7-11370H single-core score 581.2, multi-core score 2957.7.
In the CineBench R15 test, the result of i7-11370H was 219 single-core and 1073 multi-core.
In the CineBench R20 test, the single-core score was 552, and the multi-core score was 2617.
In the CineBench R23 test, the single-core score was 1430 and the multi-core score was 6045.
In the wPrime test, the 32M single-threaded running score took 29.92 seconds, and the 1024M multi-threaded running score took 179.1 seconds.
In the chess test, the relative performance multiplier reached 38.08, 18278 thousand steps per second.
Compared with the previous generation H45 series high-performance version of i7-10750H, in terms of single-core, i7-11370H is even better, leading by about 10%, and power consumption has been further reduced.
In terms of multi-core, the i7-11370H has only 4 cores and 8 threads, which naturally cannot be compared with the i7-10750H with 6 cores and 12 threads, but the gap is not that big, and for daily office entertainment and moderate games, it has 4 cores. On the contrary, it is more appropriate not to be more or less.
Compared with competing products, even in the face of the high-end, 45W high-performance Ryzen 7 5800H (here is the Lenovo Xiaoxin Pro 16), the 35W i7-11370H can also compete, especially in single There is only a 2% difference in nuclear, which is almost the same. It can be seen that the craftsmanship and architecture are strong. If you compare the earlier Ryzen 7 4800H, it will lead by 11%.
Graphics card test
The combination of Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X14 processor and graphics card is i7-11370H+NVIDIA 3050, the graphics card power consumption is released to 45W, and it supports Dynamic Boost, which can dynamically allocate the power consumption of the processor and graphics card.
There is also a Lenovo Xiaoxin Pro 16, the graphics card is also RTX 3050, the power consumption is up to 55W, and the processor is AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800H.
The two are of course not directly face-to-face products, but the interesting thing is that the prices are basically the same. Let’s try them and see which combination is stronger.
In the test, the operating systems of the two notebooks were upgraded to Windows 11 22000.318, the NVIDIA graphics driver was installed with the official version 497.76, and the power mode was changed to “best performance” at the same time.
Let’s run down 3DMark first and look at the results of the two.
In the 3DMark Time Spy (2K rendering resolution) test, Xiaomi Pro X 14 (pictured left) scored 4378 points, and Xiaoxin Pro 16 (pictured right) scored 4371 points.
In the 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme (2K rendering resolution) test, Xiaomi Pro X 14 (pictured left) scored 5072 points, and Xiaoxin Pro 16 (pictured right) scored 5024 points.
Although the power consumption of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X14 graphics card is 45W, the performance of this type of graphics rendering is comparable to that of competing products at 55W.
Next, let’s take a look at the actual performance of the game.
1. Borderlands 3
In the game screen display of “Borderland 3”, we uniformly choose the high quality of the screen.
The game frame rate of Xiaomi Pro X14 is 45.24 FPS, and the frame rate of Xiaoxin Pro 16 is 41.43 FPS. The former leads by almost 10%.
2. Assassin’s Creed: Ocid
In the “Assassin’s Creed: Osid” screen display, we also changed the screen quality of the two notebooks to high.
The game frame rate of Xiaomi Pro X14 is 57 FPS, and the frame rate of Xiaoxin Pro 16 is 51 FPS, which is close to 12%.
3. Horizon: Zero Dawn
In “Horizon: Zero Dawn”, we also changed the default game screen of these two notebooks to “Quality First”.
In this round of performance, the two drew a tie, and the number of game frames was 54 FPS.
4. Tomb Raider: Rise
In “Tomb Raider: Rise of the Tomb Raider”, we changed the screen default to high and tested the screen performance of normal, light chase, and DLSS respectively.
In the two environments of high quality and light tracking, Mi Pro 14 is 4 frames higher than Xiaoxin Pro 16. In the case of high quality + light tracking + DLSS, the number of frames for both is 57 frames.
From the above game test, it can be seen that it is not that the more processor cores, the better the game performance. The game also has higher requirements for single-core frequency and memory latency, and this is Intel’s advantage.
As a result, the performance of the 4-core 8-thread Intel Core i7-11370H+45W NVIDIA 3050 is better than the slightly higher power consumption of the 8-core 16-thread AMD Ryzen 7 5800H+55W NVIDIA 3050.
The screen of Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X14supports a color gamut of 95% sRGB, 71% Adobe RGB, and 73% P3.
In terms of brightness, the lowest brightness of the Xiaomi Pro X 14 can be as low as 7.5 nits and the highest can be as high as 325 nits, with a maximum contrast ratio of 1190:1.
In terms of color accuracy, the measured average Delta E value is 0.15, the maximum value is 6.63, and the minimum value is 0.88. It is a very good screen. If the Delta E is lower than 2, the human eye cannot distinguish the difference. It can be used as a professional monitor. used. The blue aspect of color accuracy may be due to the support of the German Rheinland low blue light certification, so the value is higher.
The Mi Pro X 14 uses 16GB 4266Hz dual-channel LPDDR4x memory. The memory cache test is performed on AIDA64. The measured read, write, and copy bandwidths are 63980MB/s, 66933MB/s, 65307MB/s, and the latency is 87.5ns.
In the CrystalDiskMark test, the sequential speed is 2470MB/s read, 1550MB/s write, 4K random speed is 54MB/s read, 145MB/s write.
In terms of power consumption, the TDP power consumption of Intel Core i7-11370H is 35W, and the TDP power consumption of NVIDIA 3050 is 45W, and it supports Dynamic Boost dynamic acceleration technology.
Simply put, when one of the processors and graphics cards is not under heavy load, the other can borrow part of the TDP power consumption to improve part of the performance.
1. Single-bake CPU
We use AIDA64 for FPU baking machine. After 10 minutes, the temperature of i7-11800H is maintained at about 81 degrees, the frequency of the whole core is 3.5GHz, and the power is stable at about 38W.
2. Single-baked graphics card
We use FurMark single-baked GPU and run it at 1080P. After 10 minutes, the core frequency of the graphics card is up to 1012MHz, the core temperature is 60°C, and the power consumption can reach up to 40W.
3. Double bake test
Continue the double-bake test. After 10 minutes, the CPU power consumption stabilizes at 30W, the full-core frequency is at 3.3GHz, and the temperature is 78 degrees at this time.
The maximum Boost frequency of the graphics card can reach 1470MHz, the average frequency is about 850Mhz, the temperature is 66 degrees, and the power consumption is about 35W.
The Mi Pro X 14 uses a large battery of 56Wh. Let’s use PCMark 10 to test the battery life. The selected scene for the test is a modern office with PCMark 10, the power mode is changed to “best energy efficiency”, all irrelevant processes are closed during the test, the screen brightness is adjusted to 50%, and the screen refresh rate is changed to 60Hz.
With the blessing of the high-performance and low-power i7-11370H, the Xiaomi Pro X 14 has achieved a good score of 9 hours and 55 minutes in the endurance test under the PCMark 10 modern office scene, and 2% of the battery is left.
This kind of performance is very rare for a notebook with a unique display. It can even exceed a lot of thin and light notebooks. It can support a whole day of outing and use without any problem. You can also play games during the period.
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When the Intel Tiger Lake H35 series mobile platform was first released, many people didn’t understand it, thinking that the high is not low, the power consumption is not as good as the U series, and the performance is not as good as the H45 series.
However, with the increase of related notebook products, all-round notebooks, creative notebooks, and game notebooks flourish, and its actual performance gradually reveals its advantages:
The performance is far beyond the U series, which can drive mainstream independent displays such as RTX 3050/3060, which is more than enough for content creation or moderate games;
The power consumption is much lower than that of the H45 series. Compared with traditional gaming notebooks, the pressure on body design, heat dissipation, and battery life is smaller, and high enough performance can be obtained in a relatively thin and light size.
i7-11370H with RTX 3050 enables high image quality in various 3A games, and can also maintain smoothness above 50 frames. It can also experience light chasing moderately, reaching the smooth threshold, and can further open DLSS to obtain frame rates The greatly improved, while obtaining high frame rate and high image quality.
It is not easy to achieve this level on relatively thin and light notebooks. Of course, this is due to the natural advantages of Intel processor’s high frequency, large cache, and low memory latency, allowing the RTX 3050 to be better released. , It has also achieved more than the combination of AMD+NVIDIA.
And it’s worth mentioning that starting from the 11th generation of Core, Intel has added support for PCIe 4.0 to the mobile platform. The larger bandwidth makes the picture transmission more timely, and it also brings lower latency, which can reduce performance loss. It is a major benefit for the gaming experience. Of course, it can also be matched with a higher-performance PCIe 4.0 SSD, which is lacking in competing platforms.
In addition, when it comes to Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X14, it is equipped with a 14-inch super retina flow rate screen and supports a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Playing games can make players a step faster.
It also allows the Intel i7-11370H to release 38W at maximum full blood, and the hurricane cooling system can ensure stable performance, and the built-in large 56Wh battery can easily provide 10 hours of battery life, even surpassing many thin and light notebooks.
The combination of Intel+NVIDIA provides users with a smooth performance experience whether it is for daily office use or casual gaming. In terms of price, the official price of this Xiaomi Pro X 14 is 7,999 yuan, and it can be discounted to 7,499 when it catches up with the event.
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