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HP Pavilion 17-g054ng Notebook Review

Till Schönborn, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 08/14/2015

On the right path. For just 600 Euros (~$667), the HP Pavilion 17-g054ng offers a modern quad-core APU including Crossfire graphics, a lot of storage as well as a great Full HD display. But how does the AMD platform perform compared to the Intel competition?

For the original German review, see here.

Good features for a little money – many AMD notebooks still use this recipe to compete with the Intel competition that is often superior in respect of the performance. Keeping the low price, AMD’s latest APU generation "Carrizo" is supposed to close the performance gap and even offer the better graphics performance.

HP is one of the first manufacturers to equip its Pavilion models with the new processors. Our review today focuses on the Pavilion 17-g054ng, which was already the review unit for our Carrizo article. At a street price of around 600 Euros (~$667), the 17-inch device not only has a quad-core APU A10-8700P but also 8 GB memory as well as a 1,000 GB hard drive. Furthermore, the potential buyer will be happy about a dedicated Radeon R7 M360 graphics card that drives a high-resolution Full HD display. If you can live with a simple WXGA++ panel (1600x900 pixels), you can save another 50 Euros (~$55); the price even drops to 500 Euros (~$556) without Windows 8.1.

The list of alternatives gets pretty small in this price range: An Aspire V Nitro or AsusPro Essential P751JF, both equipped with slightly faster components, retail for around 700 Euros (~$779) each. The Intel-based sibling Pavilion 17-f208ng (Core i5-5200U, 8 GB RAM, 1,000 GB SSHD, GeForce 830M) does not have an operating system or Full HD display for the same price.

 

 

HP Pavilion 17-g054ng (Pavilion 17 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R8 M365DX, Core: 720 / 1125 MHz, Memory: 667 / 900 MHz, Dual-Graphics-system (Radeon R6 Carrizo + Radeon R7 M360), 15.10.1020.1004
Memory
8192 MB 
, Dual-Channel Memory, 2 of 2 slots occupied
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Samsung SDC3854, TN panel, LED backlight, glossy: no
Storage
Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
AMD Carrizo - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headset port (3.5 mm stereo jack), Card Reader: SD
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit), Broadcom BCM43142 (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
hp DVDRW DU8A6SH
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.1 x 419 x 287 ( = 1.07 x 16.5 x 11.3 in)
Battery
41 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Bang & Olufsen (Stereo), Keyboard: Chiclet, 65-Watt PSU, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.69 kg ( = 94.89 oz / 5.93 pounds), Power Supply: 250 g ( = 8.82 oz / 0.55 pounds)
Price
599 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

If you consider that entry-level models of the Pavilion 17-series are already available for less than 300 Euros (~$334), there is not much criticism for the quality of the case. The design in particular is pretty appealing: The silver-matte keyboard areas with the striped front merges into dark anthracite at the back and reminds us a lot of brushed and anodized aluminum – certainly not a coincidence. It is just simple plastic, but the haptics and the build quality can actually convince.

The 2.69 kg heavy chassis does not reveal any bigger stability issues even without additional metal reinforcements. It is possible to dent the case slightly above the DVD drive and even twist it by a few millimeters with some force, but it is surprisingly solid and free of annoying creaking or rattling sounds in general. The torsion-resistant display also leaves a good impression and the two firm hinges require both hands to open the lid. You should not, however, put any heavy objects onto the closed lid since the display can be pushed in quite a lot at the area of the HP logo.

All in all, the mentioned issues are not that big of a deal in practice – based on the price range of the Pavilion, the performance is certainly decent.

Connectivity

Transfer rates SD-card reader (Toshiba Exceria Pro)
Transfer rates SD-card reader (Toshiba Exceria Pro)

Compared to the last-year model (Pavilion 17-f), HP slightly changed the layout of the ports slightly, but the manufacturer did not add any new ports. Users still have to live with three USB ports and just two support the fast USB 3.0 standard. External monitors can only be attached via HDMI (probably HDMI 1.4a, up to 3840x2160 pixels @30 Hz). You also still get an ancient Fast-Ethernet port (up to 100 Mbps), the mandatory 3.5 mm headset port as well as the hardly accessible SD-card reader. The latter also supports very big SDXC cards, but cannot use the full potential of the tested Toshiba Exceria Pro (UHS-II, up to 260 MB/s according to the manufacturer) at around 80 MB/s.

Front: no ports
Front: no ports
Left side: power, Fast-Ethernet, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, SD-card reader, DVD burner
Left side: power, Fast-Ethernet, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, SD-card reader, DVD burner
Rear: no ports
Rear: no ports
Right side: headset port, USB 3.0, HDMI, fan exhaust, Kensington lock
Right side: headset port, USB 3.0, HDMI, fan exhaust, Kensington lock

Communication

HP, unfortunately, did not only save money in respect of the Ethernet chip but also the wireless adaptor. Besides Bluetooth 4.0, the BCM43142 from Broadcom only supports the older WLAN standards 802.11 b/g/n (1x1) in common 2.4 GHz networks. The theoretical transfer rate is 150 Mbps – but that value is not reached in practice. The module is limited to 20 MHz networks in the device manager by default, which reduces the speed to 72 Mbps. You can remove this artificial barrier and the nominal transfer rate is increased to 150 Mbps, but we could not establish a stable connection with our test router (TP-Link Archer C7) after that. So back to the factory settings: 72 Mbps gross corresponds with around 35 up to 40 Mbps net, so even fast Internet connections are clearly slowed down.

Accessories

Except for some brochures as well as a 65-Watt power adaptor, the notebook is not shipped with any other accessories. The preloaded software package, however, is pretty comprehensive, even though most of them are less useful free apps or even annoying advertisements. It is no problem to remove all applications and links, but we would appreciate it if HP and other manufacturers would waive these additions in the first place.

Maintenance

Maintenance (Pavilion 17-g013ng)
Maintenance (Pavilion 17-g013ng)

Due to the lack of a maintenance hatch, we used our tools to open the device and removed all visible screws at the bottom. Unfortunately, this not have the desired success – both parts of the base-unit stayed together firmly. As it turned out in the review of the Pavilion 17-g013ng, the top of the base unit has to be carefully removed with a sharp object, which we did not want to try with our review unit. HP could have solved this much better; even a simple switch of the hard drive or memory is basically impossible for inexperienced users.

Warranty

Just like many similarly priced rivals, the Pavilion only comes with a standard warranty of one year. Additional service packages to extend the service period, HP calls them "Care Pack," were not available at the time of the review – the review unit might still be too "young."

Input Devices

Keyboard

The slightly depressed chiclet keyboard with a numeric keypad is seamlessly integrated into the chassis. Layout and size of the keys (18 x 18 millimeters) more or less correspond with the standard, only the pretty small function keys as well as the different sizes of the arrow keys (vertical keys only half-size) are a bit unusual and definitely not necessary when you consider the size of the device. However, you get used to such specialties very quickly.

Even though the slightly rattling noise development affects the subjective quality impression a bit, the overall typing experience can still convince us: The stroke is conveniently firm and even, and even bigger keys like the space bar and Return trigger very precisely up into the peripheral areas. Stability issues in the center of the keyboard, which are often a problem of many inexpensive notebooks, are no issue for the Pavilion.  The keyboard with a comparatively short travel is obviously not on a level with high-end business notebooks like the ThinkPad T-series, but there is once again not much cause for criticism when you consider the price.

Touchpad

The touchpad is provided by Synaptics and has a diagonal size of around 12 centimeters. The gliding capabilities are good and multi-touch gestures work very well (up to four fingers). Precision and latency are decent as well, but the so-called ClickPad has another weak spot: The integrated mouse buttons at the bottom are pretty stiff and lack a defined pressure point. Drag & Drop commands are still executed pretty reliably because the mouse sensitivity is noticeably lower in the area of the buttons – this avoids accidental movements of the cursor when you click.

Keyboard
Keyboard
Touchpad
Touchpad

Display

The display market changes: Even inexpensive notebooks are more often equipped with Full HD screens nowadays. HP does at least offer such a display as an option for the Pavilion 17 and charges a fair additional price of 50 Euros (~$55) for it compared to the HD+ version (1600x900 pixels, 106 PPI). The resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and the diagonal size of 17.3-inches result in a pixel density of 127 PPI – a good compromise between screen estate, size of the content and cost in our opinion.

Not only do you get a sharper image when you select the Full HD model but also a higher maximum luminance. Our review unit manages a decent value of 270 cd/m² on average and is therefore 43 cd/m² brighter than the HD+ panel of the Pavilion 17-f217ng (227 cd/m²), and the difference is even 60 cd/m² at the center. HP should also rework the differences between the individual steps of the brightness control: The luminance gaps are extreme between the last three steps (130 cd/m² -> 180 cd/m² -> 270 cd/m²), whereas the other 8 settings hardly differ at all. We could hardly determine annoying PWM flickering; it was only slightly visible at a very low brightness.

260
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
259
cd/m²
279
cd/m²
294
cd/m²
285
cd/m²
259
cd/m²
252
cd/m²
258
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 294 cd/m² Average: 269.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 294 cd/m²
Contrast: 948:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.72 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 5.23 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
95.9% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 61.9% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.4
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
1.920 x 1.080 Pixel (TN-Panel)
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
1.600 x 900 Pixel (TN-Panel)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
1.920 x 1.080 Pixel (IPS-Panel)
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
1.600 x 900 Pixel (TN-Panel)
Screen
-80%
-12%
-60%
Brightness middle
294
234
-20%
353
20%
270
-8%
Brightness
270
227
-16%
333
23%
270
0%
Brightness Distribution
86
88
2%
90
5%
84
-2%
Black Level *
0.31
0.47
-52%
0.44
-42%
0.57
-84%
Contrast
948
498
-47%
802
-15%
474
-50%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.72
13.66
-267%
6.12
-65%
10.54
-183%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.23
16.8
-221%
5.97
-14%
12.47
-138%
Gamma
2.4 92%
2.34 94%
2.48 89%
2.32 95%
CCT
7270 89%
32955 20%
7210 90%
16579 39%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
61.9
48
-22%
57.5
-7%
52
-16%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
95.9

* ... smaller is better

AdobeRGB coverage (61.9%)
AdobeRGB coverage (61.9%)
sRGB coverage (95.9%)
sRGB coverage (95.9%)

Although the used display seems to be based on a common TN panel, it has no problems to compete with the IPS screen of the Aspire V17 Nitro (0.44 cd/m², 802:1) in respect of the black value (0.31 cd/m²) and contrast ratio (948:1). But that’s not all: The display already convinces with a great color accuracy and grayscale performance ex-works, which can even be on a reference level after a calibration: Average DeltaE deviations smaller than 1.0 are otherwise only known from MacBooks and some graphics workstations, but not multimedia notebooks for less than 600 Euros (~$668). In combination with the impressive color-space coverage of 95.9% sRGB and 61.9% AdobeRGB, the panel is even suited for picture and graphics editing.

ColorChecker (pre-calibration)
ColorChecker (pre-calibration)
Saturation Sweeps (pre-calibration)
Saturation Sweeps (pre-calibration)
Grayscale (pre-calibration)
Grayscale (pre-calibration)
ColorChecker (calibrated)
ColorChecker (calibrated)
Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)

Dimensions and the weight of the 17-inch device are not perfect for mobile scenarios, but the notebook can basically handle this as well. The decent maximum brightness is not reduced on battery power and the display surface is even anti-reflective. Annoying reflections are therefore no problem – the display content is clearly visible even on sunny days.

Outdoor use

Viewing angles HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Viewing angles HP Pavilion 17-g054ng

The viewing-angle stability is usually one of the biggest issues of the TN technology; but there are sometimes big differences between different models, so general statements do not apply for every model. The Samsung panel of the Pavilion is certainly one of the great representatives of its kind and allows generous viewing angles both horizontally and vertically. The results are actually so good that we start to wonder if (contrary to the specs of the manufacturer) this isn’t an IPS display – the quality can at least easily compete with several IPS rivals.

Performance

AMD A10-8700P
AMD A10-8700P

The actual highlight of the Pavilion 17 is without a doubt the new hardware platform based on the AMD Carrizo architecture. The used A10-8700P, a 1.8 up to 3.2 GHz fast quad-core processor, sits directly between its siblings A8-8600P (1.6-3.0 GHz) and FX-8800P (2.1-3.4 GHz). Compared to Intel, the APU is primarily a rival for the Core i3-series, which is also represented by the current pricing. Noteworthy: AMD does not set a specific consumption value for Carrizo and only specifies a TDP range (12-35 Watts) that the notebook manufacturer can use. The majority of OEMs will probably conform with Intel’s TDP classes in the future (to use identical cooling solutions) – the TDP in this case was probably configured to the common 15 Watts.

Besides the integrated CPU graphics Radeon R6 (384 shaders @720 MHz), the Pavilion 17 is also equipped with a dedicated Radeon R7 M360 (384 shaders @1,125 MHz, 2 GB DDR3 @900 MHz, 64-bit interface). Contrary to other Optimus devices, both GPUs not only work individually, but they can also handle 3D calculations together. AMD calls this resulting dual-graphics system Radeon R8 M365DX and implicates a noticeable performance gain, which we will have a closer look at later in this review.

HP, fortunately, equipped the notebook with two DDR3L-1600 modules, so that the integrated graphics unit works in a fast dual-channel mode. There seems to be a BIOS bug that, unfortunately, slows down the clock rate to just 667 MHz (DDR3-1333) – we hope that a future software update will solve this problem. The resulting performance hit should only be between 0% (use of the Radeon R7 M360) and up to 10% (use of the Radeon R6) anyway. The storage solution is a 1,000 GB hard drive from Seagate.

Processor

Multithreading: 2.3 GHz
Multithreading: 2.3 GHz
Single-threading: 3.1 GHz
Single-threading: 3.1 GHz

Despite the comparatively low TDP configuration, the A10-8700P can utilize its possible clock range surprisingly well. Single-thread applications are executed by the APU at a steady 3.1 GHz both on mains and battery power, and we can still see 2.3 GHz during multithreading. We already mentioned that the resulting performance is pretty similar to current Broadwell ULV models like the Core i3-5005U (2.0 GHz) or the i3-5010U (2.1 GHz). We also want to mention that the core frequency of the A10-8700P – probably because of a slightly exceeded TDP – drops by 100-200 MHz after around 2 minutes, whereas the lower clocking i3 CPUs never reach their nominal TDP limit of 15 Watts.

All in all, we can say that AMD’s Carrizo is a big step in the right direction. The A10-8700P (15 Watts incl. chipset) can sometimes even compete with the old FX-7600P (35 Watts plus chipset), and previous ULV models like the FX-7500 (19 Watts incl. chipset) fall behind very clearly in all benchmarks.

Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
0.86 Points ∼68%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U
1.26 Points ∼100% +47%
Medion Akoya E7416
Intel Core i5-5200U
1.23 Points ∼98% +43%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
0.97 Points ∼77% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
0.96 Points ∼76% +12%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
0.81 Points ∼64% -6%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
0.68 Points ∼54% -21%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
2.36 Points ∼83%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U
2.81 Points ∼99% +19%
Medion Akoya E7416
Intel Core i5-5200U
2.84 Points ∼100% +20%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
2.32 Points ∼82% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
2.27 Points ∼80% -4%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
2.42 Points ∼85% +3%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
1.89 Points ∼67% -20%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
69 Points ∼64%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U
108 Points ∼100% +57%
Medion Akoya E7416
Intel Core i5-5200U
106 Points ∼98% +54%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
85 Points ∼79% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
82 Points ∼76% +19%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
76 Points ∼70% +10%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
56 Points ∼52% -19%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
194 Points ∼75%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U
260 Points ∼100% +34%
Medion Akoya E7416
Intel Core i5-5200U
258 Points ∼99% +33%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
217 Points ∼83% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
208 Points ∼80% +7%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
232 Points ∼89% +20%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
169 Points ∼65% -13%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 2 (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
15.23 fps ∼87%
Medion Akoya E7416
Intel Core i5-5200U
16.1 fps ∼91% +6%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
13.6 fps ∼77% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
12.96 fps ∼74% -15%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
17.6 (min: 17.5, max: 17.8) fps ∼100% +16%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
13.9 fps ∼79% -9%
Pass 1 (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
74.41 fps ∼85%
Medion Akoya E7416
Intel Core i5-5200U
85.3 fps ∼97% +15%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
73.9 fps ∼84% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
69.7 fps ∼80% -6%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
87.5 (min: 87.1, max: 93) fps ∼100% +18%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
68.5 fps ∼78% -8%
TrueCrypt
Serpent Mean 100MB (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
0.188 GB/s ∼85%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
0.116 GB/s ∼52% -38%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
0.112 GB/s ∼51% -40%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
0.221 GB/s ∼100% +18%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
0.149 GB/s ∼67% -21%
Twofish Mean 100MB (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
0.303 GB/s ∼87%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
0.203 GB/s ∼58% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
0.192 GB/s ∼55% -37%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
0.35 GB/s ∼100% +16%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
0.235 GB/s ∼67% -22%
AES Mean 100MB (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
1.5 GB/s ∼83%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
1.2 GB/s ∼67% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
1.2 GB/s ∼67% -20%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
1.8 GB/s ∼100% +20%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
1.1 GB/s ∼61% -27%
WinRAR - Result (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
1328 KB/s ∼57%
Medion Akoya E7416
Intel Core i5-5200U
2327 KB/s ∼100% +75%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
2119 KB/s ∼91% +60%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
1952 KB/s ∼84% +47%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
1800 KB/s ∼77% +36%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
1480 KB/s ∼64% +11%
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - --- (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
954.493 Seconds * ∼65%
Medion Akoya E7416
Intel Core i5-5200U
769.4 Seconds * ∼52% +19%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
903.451 Seconds * ∼61% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
961.714 Seconds * ∼65% -1%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
1179 Seconds * ∼80% -24%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
1469.57 Seconds * ∼100% -54%
3DMark 06 - CPU - --- (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
2776 Points ∼77%
Medion Akoya E7416
Intel Core i5-5200U
3341 Points ∼93% +20%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
2772 Points ∼77% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
2713 Points ∼75% -2%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
3608 Points ∼100% +30%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
2762 Points ∼77% -1%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
4775 Points ∼88%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U
4998 Points ∼92% +5%
Medion Akoya E7416
Intel Core i5-5200U
4988 Points ∼92% +4%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
4540 Points ∼84% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
4016 Points ∼74% -16%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
5405 Points ∼100% +13%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
4085 Points ∼76% -14%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
2006 Points ∼81%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U
2484 Points ∼100% +24%
Medion Akoya E7416
Intel Core i5-5200U
2490 Points ∼100% +24%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
2167 Points ∼87% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
1912 Points ∼77% -5%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
1924 Points ∼77% -4%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
1760 Points ∼71% -12%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
3488.1 ms * ∼79%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U
2583.5 ms * ∼58% +26%
Medion Akoya E7416
Intel Core i5-5200U
2558.5 ms * ∼58% +27%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
3232.3 ms * ∼73% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
3339.4 ms * ∼75% +4%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
3856 ms * ∼87% -11%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
2707 ms * ∼61% +22%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
4430.4 ms * ∼100% -27%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P
8324 Points ∼49%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U
12545 Points ∼74% +51%
Medion Akoya E7416
Intel Core i5-5200U
13630 Points ∼80% +64%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
Intel Core i3-5010U
10182 Points ∼60% +22%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Intel Core i3-5005U
9551 Points ∼56% +15%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
17046 Points ∼100% +105%
AMD Reference Design
AMD FX-7600P
10177 Points ∼60% +22%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500
8302 Points ∼49% 0%

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Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
4939 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
4890
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
8949 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
3264 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
6443
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
2343
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.36 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.86 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
24.44 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
32.64 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
194 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
69 Points
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Storage Solution

HD Tune benchmark
HD Tune benchmark

Quantity before quality: Instead of an SSD or SSHD, HP uses a conventional 2.5-inch hard drive with a generous capacity of 1,000 GB. You should not, however, expect new performance records from the Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8: A sequential transfer rate of around 85 MB/s and an access time of 17.4 milliseconds are average for such a drive. It is unfortunate that the manufacturer (especially when you consider the bad maintainability of the notebook, see Maintenance section) does not even offer other optional storage solutions.

Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
Transfer Rate Minimum: 46.8 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 111.4 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 84.7 MB/s
Access Time: 17.4 ms
Burst Rate: 231.7 MB/s
CPU Usage: 6.3 %

System Performance

Due to the lack of an SSD, the boot time of Windows and the launch of complex applications are not quite as fast as we had hoped, but potential buyers will just have to accept this in this price segment. Apart from that, the Pavilion 17 is a sufficient all-rounder for common tasks: Neither complex websites nor light multi-tasking are a serious problem for the quad-core APU; simple picture and video editing should be possible as well. Our review unit can even compete with Core i5 devices like the Pavilion 17-f217ng in PCMark 8, which is mainly a result of the strong OpenCL performance of the GCN GPU(s).

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3506 Points ∼93%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
3762 Points ∼100% +7%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3677 Points ∼98% +5%
Creative Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3152 Points ∼95%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
3323 Points ∼100% +5%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3099 Points ∼93% -2%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2656 Points ∼90%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2949 Points ∼100% +11%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2858 Points ∼97% +8%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2447 Points ∼85%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2878 Points ∼100% +18%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2800 Points ∼97% +14%
PCMark 7 Score
2447 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2656 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3152 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3506 points
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GPU Performance

H.265/HEVC decoder
H.265/HEVC decoder

Thanks to the parallel use of the integrated and dedicated GPU, AMD’s dual-graphics technology promises an optimal utilization of the available hardware resources, whereas switching solutions like Optmius (Nvidia) or Enduro (AMD) only use one of the graphics processors. Although it sounds promising in theory, the results are not that great in practice: While the GPU score in 3DMark Fire Strike is noticeably increased by 64% compared to a single Radeon R7 M360, 3DMark 11 does not show any improvements at all. This means the Radeon R7 M360 is similar to a GeForce 920M, the Carrizo GPU Radeon R6 falls behind by around 10%.

Even though a high graphics performance is certainly a good thing, there are other important aspects for a multimedia notebook – just like video acceleration: According to AMD, Carrizo is the first x86 chip with full HEVC/H.265 support. The AMD solution consumed a similar amount of power compared to Intel’s hybrid decoder (Broadwell also uses GPU shaders besides Fixed-Function hardware), but it can also handle 4K videos at 60 fps without problems in return. You do, however, require a corresponding player (Windows 8.1: Power DVD), and the video must not work with 10-bit color channels (no support for HEVC Main10).

3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
1724 Points ∼80%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
1721 Points ∼80% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
1510 Points ∼70% -12%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
1998 Points ∼93% +16%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
2153 Points ∼100% +25%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 920M
1704 Points ∼79% -1%
1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
1663 Points ∼74%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
1720 Points ∼77% +3%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
1550 Points ∼69% -7%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
2094 Points ∼93% +26%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
2247 Points ∼100% +35%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 920M
1793 Points ∼80% +8%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
1902 Points ∼100%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
1158 Points ∼61% -39%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
1061 Points ∼56% -44%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
1420 Points ∼75% -25%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
1435 Points ∼75% -25%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 920M
1157 Points ∼61% -39%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
1501 Points ∼100%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
1029 Points ∼69% -31%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
931 Points ∼62% -38%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
1250 Points ∼83% -17%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
1267 Points ∼84% -16%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 920M
1050 Points ∼70% -30%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
11103 Points ∼100%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
5860 Points ∼53% -47%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
7179 Points ∼65% -35%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
8238 Points ∼74% -26%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
8538 Points ∼77% -23%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 920M
7214 Points ∼65% -35%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
5256 Points ∼90%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
4097 Points ∼70% -22%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
4564 Points ∼78% -13%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
5850 Points ∼100% +11%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
5685 Points ∼97% +8%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 920M
5193 Points ∼89% -1%
3DMark 06 Standard
9081 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
6907 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1663 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
34461 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
5256 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1501 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
748 points
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Gaming Performance

Dual-graphics system
Dual-graphics system

Our gaming tests confirm the evaluation that the dual-graphics does not bring any advantages for the user right now. Except for a few titles like Crysis 3 or Tomb Raider, the Radeon R8 M365DX is not faster than a single Radeon R7 M360; the majority of titles show the same or even lower frame rates. You also get very uneven frame times or micro stutters, respectively, because of the asymmetrical Crossfire, so we recommend the manual deactivation of Dual Graphics in the Catalyst Control Center and that you only use the dedicated GPU instead. Still, the Pavilion 17 only manages current titles with low or medium details and 1024x768 or 1366x768 pixels.

F1 2014
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
26 fps ∼44%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
27 fps ∼46% +4%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
25 fps ∼42% -4%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
54 fps ∼92% +108%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
59 fps ∼100% +127%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
26 fps ∼44% 0%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
23 fps ∼39% -12%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
31 fps ∼38%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
36 fps ∼44% +16%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
33 fps ∼41% +6%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
75 fps ∼93% +142%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
81 fps ∼100% +161%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
29 fps ∼36% -6%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
37 fps ∼46% +19%
1024x768 Ultra Low Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
39 fps ∼40%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
49 fps ∼51% +26%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
43 fps ∼44% +10%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
97 fps ∼100% +149%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
31 fps ∼32% -21%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
56 fps ∼58% +44%
Fifa 15
1366x768 High Preset AA:2x MS (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
17.7 fps ∼26%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
49.5 fps ∼74% +180%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
32.4 fps ∼48% +83%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
62.8 fps ∼94% +255%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
66.9 fps ∼100% +278%
1280x720 Low Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
15.1 fps ∼21%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
52 fps ∼74% +244%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
54.7 fps ∼78% +262%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
70.5 fps ∼100% +367%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
36.6 fps ∼52% +142%
Sims 4
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
21.4 fps ∼100%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
21.2 fps ∼99% -1%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
18.3 fps ∼86% -14%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
19.4 fps ∼91% -9%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
34.4 fps ∼83%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
36.5 fps ∼88% +6%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
34.3 fps ∼83% 0%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
41.4 fps ∼100% +20%
1024x768 Low Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
93.2 fps ∼54%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
85.3 fps ∼49% -8%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
86.6 fps ∼50% -7%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
173.3 fps ∼100% +86%
GRID: Autosport
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
23 fps ∼63%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
26.7 fps ∼73% +16%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
17 fps ∼46% -26%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
36.6 fps ∼100% +59%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
18.8 fps ∼51% -18%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
AMD A10-7300, AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
16.99 fps ∼46% -26%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
19.2 fps ∼52% -17%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
36 fps ∼47%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
39.7 fps ∼52% +10%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
32.2 fps ∼42% -11%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
75.8 fps ∼100% +111%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
32 fps ∼42% -11%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
AMD A10-7300, AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
30.66 fps ∼40% -15%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
37 fps ∼49% +3%
1024x768 Ultra Low Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
69.5 fps ∼76%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
88.3 fps ∼97% +27%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
81 fps ∼89% +17%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
71.2 fps ∼78% +2%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
AMD A10-7300, AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
70.08 fps ∼77% +1%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
91.3 fps ∼100% +31%
Dota 2
1920x1080 High / On, Render Quality: 100 % (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
22 fps ∼84%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
16.2 fps ∼62% -26%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
26.3 fps ∼100% +20%
1366x768 Medium / On, Render Quality: 70 % (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
35.1 fps ∼59%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
44.7 fps ∼75% +27%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
32.3 fps ∼54% -8%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
59.3 fps ∼100% +69%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
AMD A10-7300, AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
24.5 fps ∼41% -30%
1024x768 Low / Off, Render Quality: 40 % (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
44 fps ∼95%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
46.5 fps ∼100% +6%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
41 fps ∼88% -7%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
AMD A10-7300, AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
42.2 fps ∼91% -4%
BioShock Infinite
1366x768 High Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
37.7 fps ∼86%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
33 fps ∼75% -12%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
23.5 fps ∼54% -38%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
Intel Core i5-4210H, NVIDIA GeForce 840M
43.8 fps ∼100% +16%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
40 fps ∼91% +6%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
24.1 fps ∼55% -36%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
AMD A10-7300, AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
22.36 fps ∼51% -41%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
19.53 fps ∼45% -48%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
42.4 fps ∼79%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
42.2 fps ∼79% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
28.2 fps ∼53% -33%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
Intel Core i5-4210H, NVIDIA GeForce 840M
53.5 fps ∼100% +26%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
49.6 fps ∼93% +17%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
28.3 fps ∼53% -33%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
AMD A10-7300, AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
26.23 fps ∼49% -38%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
24.2 fps ∼45% -43%
1280x720 Very Low Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
58.7 fps ∼60%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
69.6 fps ∼71% +19%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
58.9 fps ∼60% 0%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
Intel Core i5-4210H, NVIDIA GeForce 840M
98.5 fps ∼100% +68%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
49.1 fps ∼50% -16%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
AMD A10-7300, AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
45.85 fps ∼47% -22%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
43.13 fps ∼44% -27%
Tomb Raider
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
34.8 fps ∼94%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
24.3 fps ∼66% -30%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
19.6 fps ∼53% -44%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
31.3 fps ∼85% -10%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 940M
34.2 fps ∼92% -2%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
Intel Core i5-4210H, NVIDIA GeForce 840M
37 fps ∼100% +6%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
32.5 fps ∼88% -7%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
21.8 fps ∼59% -37%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
AMD A10-7300, AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
19 fps ∼51% -45%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
19.1 fps ∼52% -45%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
59.1 fps ∼87%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
43.1 fps ∼63% -27%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
37 fps ∼54% -37%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
55.4 fps ∼81% -6%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 940M
62.1 fps ∼91% +5%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
Intel Core i5-4210H, NVIDIA GeForce 840M
68.2 fps ∼100% +15%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
60.9 fps ∼89% +3%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
31.7 fps ∼46% -46%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
AMD A10-7300, AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
26.9 fps ∼39% -54%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
30.4 fps ∼45% -49%
1024x768 Low Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
64 fps ∼45%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
83 fps ∼58% +30%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
72.6 fps ∼51% +13%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
109.2 fps ∼76% +71%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 940M
130.2 fps ∼91% +103%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
Intel Core i5-4210H, NVIDIA GeForce 840M
143.4 fps ∼100% +124%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
60.7 fps ∼42% -5%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
AMD A10-7300, AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
51.6 fps ∼36% -19%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
60.6 fps ∼42% -5%
Counter-Strike: GO
1366x768 High AA:2x MS AF:4x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
70.8 fps ∼100%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
65.8 fps ∼93% -7%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
50.2 fps ∼71% -29%
1366x768 Medium (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
79.8 fps ∼91%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
87.3 fps ∼100% +9%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
64 fps ∼73% -20%
1024x768 (Very) Low (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
86.6 fps ∼97%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
88.9 fps ∼100% +3%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
74.7 fps ∼84% -14%
Diablo III
1366x768 High AA:on (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
45.2 fps ∼72%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
41.4 fps ∼66% -8%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
32.2 fps ∼51% -29%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
62.6 fps ∼100% +38%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
36.6 fps ∼58% -19%
1366x768 Medium / low (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
48.7 fps ∼62%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
52.5 fps ∼67% +8%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
35.1 fps ∼45% -28%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
78.8 fps ∼100% +62%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
42.2 fps ∼54% -13%
1024x768 Low / off (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
64.5 fps ∼50%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
70 fps ∼54% +9%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
49.8 fps ∼38% -23%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
129.6 fps ∼100% +101%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
59.8 fps ∼46% -7%
Crysis 3
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:16x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
17.2 fps ∼100%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
11.7 fps ∼68% -32%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
10.5 fps ∼61% -39%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
8.5 fps ∼49% -51%
1366x768 Medium Preset AF:16x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
22.9 fps ∼100%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
15.6 fps ∼68% -32%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
16 fps ∼70% -30%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
21.7 fps ∼95% -5%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
AMD A10-7300, AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
15.5 fps ∼68% -32%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
12 fps ∼52% -48%
1024x768 Low Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
34 fps ∼90%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
25.1 fps ∼67% -26%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
28 fps ∼74% -18%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
37.7 fps ∼100% +11%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
AMD A10-7300, AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
24.8 fps ∼66% -27%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
19.6 fps ∼52% -42%
Metro: Last Light
1366x768 High (DX11) AF:16x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
15.1 fps ∼71%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
15.7 fps ∼74% +4%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
11.1 fps ∼52% -26%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
21.2 fps ∼100% +40%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
6 fps ∼28% -60%
1366x768 Medium (DX10) AF:4x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
21.7 fps ∼61%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
22.4 fps ∼63% +3%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
17.3 fps ∼49% -20%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
35.5 fps ∼100% +64%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
6.1 fps ∼17% -72%
1024x768 Low (DX10) AF:4x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
25.6 fps ∼56%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
29 fps ∼63% +13%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
23.1 fps ∼50% -10%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
45.8 fps ∼100% +79%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
22.5 fps ∼49% -12%
Thief
1366x768 High Preset AA:FXAA & Low SS AF:4x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
14.4 fps ∼67%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
12.4 fps ∼58% -14%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
8.4 fps ∼39% -42%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
Intel Core i5-4210H, NVIDIA GeForce 840M
21.4 fps ∼100% +49%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
19.8 fps ∼93% +38%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
10 fps ∼47% -31%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
10.1 fps ∼47% -30%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
15.7 fps ∼59%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
12.6 fps ∼47% -20%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
9.9 fps ∼37% -37%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
Intel Core i5-4210H, NVIDIA GeForce 840M
26.7 fps ∼100% +70%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
25.9 fps ∼97% +65%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
12.1 fps ∼45% -23%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
12.6 fps ∼47% -20%
1024x768 Very Low Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
19 fps ∼48%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
20.8 fps ∼52% +9%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
14.3 fps ∼36% -25%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
Intel Core i5-4210H, NVIDIA GeForce 840M
35.1 fps ∼88% +85%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
39.9 fps ∼100% +110%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
AMD FX-7500, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
12.6 fps ∼32% -34%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
AMD A10-7300, AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
18.8 fps ∼47% -1%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
AMD A10-7300, AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
11.8 fps ∼30% -38%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
20.6 fps ∼52% +8%
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
1920x1080 High / On (Cache Shadow Maps Off) AA:FX (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
13.4 fps ∼68%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
8.3 fps ∼42%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
19.7 fps ∼100%
1366x768 Normal / On (Cache Shadow Maps Off) (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
19.6 fps ∼57%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
21.5 fps ∼63% +10%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
18.5 fps ∼54% -6%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
34.1 fps ∼100% +74%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
30.1 fps ∼88% +54%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
16.5 fps ∼48% -16%
1024x768 Low / Off (Shader Preload On) (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
33.6 fps ∼52%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
34.8 fps ∼54% +4%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
32.2 fps ∼50% -4%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
53.9 fps ∼83% +60%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
64.6 fps ∼100% +92%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
32.5 fps ∼50% -3%
Evolve
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality AA:FX (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
11.1 fps ∼81%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
11.2 fps ∼82% +1%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
7.8 fps ∼57% -30%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
11.2 fps ∼82% +1%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 940M
13.7 fps ∼100% +23%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
Intel Core i5-4210H, NVIDIA GeForce 840M
13.7 fps ∼100% +23%
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
20.1 fps ∼76%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
20.5 fps ∼77% +2%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
14.1 fps ∼53% -30%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
21.5 fps ∼81% +7%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 940M
25 fps ∼94% +24%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
Intel Core i5-4210H, NVIDIA GeForce 840M
26.6 fps ∼100% +32%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
23.9 fps ∼90% +19%
1024x768 Low Graphics Quality (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
27.4 fps ∼75%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
27.9 fps ∼77% +2%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
19.3 fps ∼53% -30%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
29.5 fps ∼81% +8%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 940M
34.2 fps ∼94% +25%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
Intel Core i5-4210H, NVIDIA GeForce 840M
36.4 fps ∼100% +33%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
33.4 fps ∼92% +22%
Battlefield Hardline
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality (DX11) (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
11.6 fps ∼64%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
12.5 fps ∼69% +8%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
8.2 fps ∼46% -29%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
15.1 fps ∼84% +30%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 940M
18 fps ∼100% +55%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
16.9 fps ∼94% +46%
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality (DX11) (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
19.9 fps ∼38%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
29.9 fps ∼57% +50%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
22.4 fps ∼43% +13%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
36.5 fps ∼70% +83%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 940M
52.2 fps ∼100% +162%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
39.7 fps ∼76% +99%
1024x768 Low Graphics Quality (DX11) (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
26.6 fps ∼37%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
33.6 fps ∼46% +26%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
34.5 fps ∼48% +30%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
51.9 fps ∼71% +95%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 940M
72.6 fps ∼100% +173%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
56.2 fps ∼77% +111%
Dirt Rally
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
13.8 fps ∼50%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
21.2 fps ∼77% +54%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
13 fps ∼47% -6%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 940M
22.8 fps ∼83% +65%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
27.5 fps ∼100% +99%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
24 fps ∼45%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
38.1 fps ∼71% +59%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
22.8 fps ∼43% -5%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 940M
45.2 fps ∼84% +88%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
53.5 fps ∼100% +123%
1024x768 Ultra Low Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
71.5 fps ∼42%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
116.9 fps ∼68% +63%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
77.1 fps ∼45% +8%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 940M
171.9 fps ∼100% +140%
Civilization: Beyond Earth
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
14.5 fps ∼70%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
20.8 fps ∼100% +43%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
11.3 fps ∼54% -22%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
14.9 fps ∼72% +3%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
19.5 fps ∼94% +34%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
11.6 fps ∼56% -20%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
19.5 fps ∼26%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
31.2 fps ∼41% +60%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
19 fps ∼25% -3%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
21.2 fps ∼28% +9%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
76 fps ∼100% +290%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
18.4 fps ∼24% -6%
1024x768 Minimum Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
30.2 fps ∼60%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
38.2 fps ∼75% +26%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
32.4 fps ∼64% +7%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 830M
50.6 fps ∼100% +68%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
45.3 fps ∼90% +50%
Battlefield 4
1366x768 High Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
22.3 fps ∼82%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
21.9 fps ∼81% -2%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
14 fps ∼52% -37%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
27.1 fps ∼100% +22%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
12.8 fps ∼47% -43%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
28 fps ∼69%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
34.5 fps ∼85% +23%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
19.9 fps ∼49% -29%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
40.7 fps ∼100% +45%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
21 fps ∼52% -25%
1024x768 Low Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
38.2 fps ∼62%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R7 M360
45.7 fps ∼74% +20%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
AMD A10-8700P, AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
29 fps ∼47% -24%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M
62 fps ∼100% +62%
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
31 fps ∼50% -19%
low med. high ultra
Diablo III (2012) 64.548.745.230.2fps
Counter-Strike: GO (2012) 86.679.870.844.1fps
Crysis 3 (2013) 3422.917.25fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 6459.134.816.8fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 58.742.437.713.5fps
Metro: Last Light (2013) 25.621.715.18.6fps
Dota 2 (2013) 4435.122fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 38.22822.38.5fps
Thief (2014) 1915.714.48.2fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 69.5362314.8fps
Sims 4 (2014) 93.234.421.417.8fps
Fifa 15 (2014) 15.117.712.1fps
F1 2014 (2014) 39312620fps
Civilization: Beyond Earth (2014) 30.219.514.512.8fps
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014) 33.619.6fps
Evolve (2015) 27.420.111.1fps
Battlefield Hardline (2015) 26.619.911.68.8fps
Dirt Rally (2015) 71.52413.812.5fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 2012.96.8fps
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) 1311fps

Emissions

System Noise

You can only hear the quiet murmur of the hard drive while idling, whereas the fan (after the deactivation of the "Fan always on" option in the BIOS) is basically never perceptible. Even sustained CPU load does not really increase the noise level, which is a result of the 15-Watt TDP limit for the Carrizo APU by HP.

It only gets louder with around 38 up to 43 dB(A) when the dedicated Radeon GPU is working. It is interesting that our review unit is still more subtle than the sibling with Intel and Nvidia hardware (44-45 dB(A)), but it cannot quite keep up with the very quiet AsusPro Essential P751JF (35-37 dB(A)). The characteristics of the fan are subjectively slightly high-pitched but very even and therefore not really disturbing.

Noise Level

Idle
30.8 / 30.8 / 31.2 dB(A)
HDD
30.8 dB(A)
DVD
35.2 / dB(A)
Load
37.8 / 43.4 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft SL-451 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test
Prime95
Prime95

The heat of the processor and the graphics chip is no problem for the big 17-inch chassis. The Pavilion only gets lukewarm even after longer gaming sessions; many of the surfaces do not even reach 30 °C. It is therefore no problem to use the device on the lap.

After our one-hour stress test with Prime95 and FurMark, the sensors of the A10-8700P APU show a core temperature of 68 °C, while the Radeon R7 M360 is a bit warmer at 73 °C. Temperature-related throttling shouldn’t be an issue – but the CPU (1.7-1.8 GHz) and GPU clocks (1,034 MHz) still slightly drop below their corresponding nominal values. There is probably some consumption-based throttling, to avoid an overload of the power adaptor, for example. Apart from our synthetic stress tests, there should not be any limitations.

 25 °C
77 F
28.8 °C
84 F
29.3 °C
85 F
 
 25.1 °C
77 F
27.8 °C
82 F
29.8 °C
86 F
 
 24.8 °C
77 F
25.5 °C
78 F
30.8 °C
87 F
 
Maximum: 30.8 °C = 87 F
Average: 27.4 °C = 81 F
27.6 °C
82 F
27.5 °C
82 F
25.5 °C
78 F
28.8 °C
84 F
27.5 °C
82 F
25.5 °C
78 F
30.5 °C
87 F
26.9 °C
80 F
25.5 °C
78 F
Maximum: 30.5 °C = 87 F
Average: 27.3 °C = 81 F
Power Supply (max.)  32.3 °C = 90 F | Room Temperature 22.5 °C = 73 F | Fluke 62 Max
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.9 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 30.9 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.2 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.2 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 38.8 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.4 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 30.9 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31 °C / 87.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.1 °C / 84.4 F (-1.9 °C / -3.4 F).

Speakers

The name Bang & Olufsen should not only be familiar for serious HiFi fans – several notebooks from Asus were also equipped with speakers from the Danish audio specialist. Since the beginning of 2015, the manufacturer now also works closely with HP.

The speakers cannot meet the expectations of the prestigious name in this case. Considering the weak bass and the missing brilliance in the high frequency range, the sound is only average, which is a bit disappointing for our high expectations. If that is not sufficient, you should use external headphones or speakers via 3.5 millimeter stereo jack.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Considering the size and the equipment, the 17-inch device surprises with a very moderate idle consumption between 4.1 up to 11.0 Watts – the Intel version Pavilion 17-g013ng (5.3-10.8 Watts) is not better. This suggests a good (idle) efficiency of the Carrizo platform and lets us hope for the following runtime measurements.

However, the power consumption under 3D load is a bit too high: Compared to the combination of Core i5-5200U and GeForce 830M (37.8 up to 44.6 Watts), our review unit (57.6 up to 65.7 Watts) consumes about 20 Watts more without offering more performance. Around half of that is consumed by the dedicated Radeon GPU; if you only use the APU our measurement device only indicates around 30 Watts after a short while.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.1 / 9.6 / 11 Watt
Load midlight 57.6 / 65.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Extech Power Analyzer 380803

Battery Runtime

A small 41-Wh battery is supposed to cover the power consumption when you cannot use a socket. Depending on the scenario, the battery enables runtimes between 50 minutes (maximum load) and almost eight hours (idling); a more practical result with activated Wi-Fi and a display brightness of 150 cd/m² is 3.5 up to 4 hours. The Broadwell-based sibling manages one hour more, but the stamina should be sufficient for a multimedia notebook that is mainly used stationary.

Reader's Test
Reader's Test
Wi-Fi test
Wi-Fi test
H.264 test
H.264 test
Classic Test
Classic Test
Charging
Charging
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
41 Wh
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
41 Wh
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
38 Wh
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
52.5 Wh
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
47 Wh
Battery Runtime
32%
14%
1%
20%
Reader / Idle
473
615
30%
524
11%
484
2%
H.264
228
301
32%
186
-18%
WiFi v1.3
216
261
21%
246
14%
208
-4%
271
25%
Load
53
76
43%
61
15%
70
32%
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
7h 53min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (IE 11)
3h 36min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
3h 48min
Load (maximum brightness)
0h 53min

Verdict

In review: HP Pavilion 17-g054ng. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de
In review: HP Pavilion 17-g054ng. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de

Despite some small weaknesses, the HP Pavilion 17-g054ng turns out to be a successful all-rounder, which can mainly convince thanks to its excellent price-performance ratio. The notebook does not have to hide behind similarly priced rivals in respect of the build quality, input devices or application performance. It even has a unique feature: You will hardly find such a high-quality display on any other 17-inch notebook for 600 Euros (~$668).

Full HD resolution, matte surface, high contrast, great colors, stable viewing angles – the Samsung panel manages excellent results in all disciplines and just costs 50 Euros (~$55) extra.

Our verdict about the new Carrizo APU is also mainly positive. While the processor performance is comparable to current Core i3 models, the integrated graphics card beats all HD 5500 models in higher resolutions. It might have been better if HP had waived the additional Radeon R7 M360 and equipped the A10-8700P with faster memory and a higher TDP instead – the combination of dedicated GPU and processor graphics is still pretty buggy in 2015. You can turn the dual-graphics technology off and just use the R7 M360, but then you will lose one of the main attractions of Carrizo – the powerful iGPU. We still hope that upcoming DirectX 12 games utilize the available GPU resources better.

HP should definitely rework the maintainability as well as the slow network adaptor. A faster Wi-Fi module and Gigabit-Ethernet adaptor should not be much more expensive but would certainly increase the appeal of the device. It is interesting that this criticism also applies for the high-end configurations of the Pavilion 17-series, including the Pavilion 17-g013ng with a Core i7 CPU for 900 Euros (~$1001).

Pros

+ solid chassis
+ decent keyboard
+ great Full-HD display
+ HEVC coating
+ low temperature and noise development in practice

Cons

- slow network adaptor
- mediocre battery runtimes
- only 12 months warranty

 

 

 

HP Pavilion 17-g054ng - 08/08/2015 v4(old)
Till Schönborn

Chassis
80 / 98 → 82%
Keyboard
79%
Pointing Device
77%
Connectivity
60 / 81 → 74%
Weight
59 / 20-67 → 83%
Battery
77%
Display
87%
Games Performance
74 / 85 → 87%
Application Performance
67 / 92 → 73%
Temperature
91%
Noise
87 / 95 → 92%
Audio
56%
Camera
47 / 85 → 55%
Average
72%
79%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Till Schönborn, 2015-08-14 (Update: 2015-08-14)
Andreas Osthoff
Andreas Osthoff - Senior Editor Business
I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.