The Lenovo Legion 5 offers the option between Intel and AMD platforms, which is nice since AMD has done an outstanding job with its latest chip. On the Intel side, there’s no i9 version, but it’s not surprising since the price is a notch lower. The Legion 5i (i for Intel) is the more powerful version, while the AMD model is optimized for value.
Some games can use a massive number of CPU cores, and can benefit from all the computing prowess chips that both AMD and Intel has to offer. The same is valid on the graphics front, with the GeForce RTX 2060, which is great, but not quite as powerful as the RTX 2080.
Overall, the Legion 5 is an outstanding option for Lenovo to increase its gaming laptop footprint by offering a solid option for customers who are looking for a more affordable system.