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HP Pavilion Gaming 15 in Review: Cheap gaming laptop with good battery life

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Marius S.), 03/24/2020

Picasso meets Pascal. The Pavilion Gaming 15's combination of CPU and GPU is able to display all current PC games smoothly on the 15.6-inch screen. On top of that, it comes with an NVMe SSD, 8 GB of RAM (dual-channel mode) and very good battery life. However, the display is disappointing.

The Pavilion Gaming 15 series contains 15.6-inch gaming laptops that offer good value for their price. Today's test device is powered by a Ryzen 5 3550H APU and a GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. With a price of ~$699, it is one of the cheapest models within the series. We are not unfamiliar with this laptop. With the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng, we have already tested its physically identical sibling. Competitors include devices such as the Asus TUF FX505DY, Lenovo Ideapad L340-15IRH, Dell G3 3590, and the MSI GF63 Thin 9SC.

HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) - 3072 MB, Core: 1366-1442 MHz, Memory: 1752 MHz, GDDR5, 96-bit memory interface, Nvidia 442.50, Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2666, dual-channel, two memory slots (both occupied)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Chi Mei N156HGA-EA3, TN LED, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, 512 GB 
, M.2-2280 slot, unoccupied SATA connector, 443 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC285 @ AMD K17.1- Audio Processor - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: combined audio jack, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.5 x 360 x 257 ( = 0.93 x 14.17 x 10.12 in)
Battery
52.5 Wh, 4323 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.55 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.25 kg ( = 79.37 oz / 4.96 pounds), Power Supply: 451 g ( = 15.91 oz / 0.99 pounds)
Price
699 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
75 %
03/2020
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
R5 3550H, GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
2.3 kg23.5 mm15.6"1920x1080
80 %
03/2019
Asus TUF FX505DY
R5 3550H, Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
2.2 kg26.8 mm15.6"1920x1080
77 %
09/2019
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2.1 kg23.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
79 %
10/2019
Dell G3 3590
i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2.5 kg21.6 mm15.6"1920x1080
78 %
01/2020
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
1.8 kg22 mm15.6"1920x1080

Case & Features - Pavilion Computer with A Plastic Chassis

HP has opted for a matte, black plastic chassis. Green elements (keyboard backlight, power LED, HP logo on the back) serve to accentuate the overall design. While there are no flaws in terms of the build quality, the case does not exactly shine in terms of rigidity, either. Both the base unit and the lid can be twisted too easily and too far. Furthermore, there is no maintenance hatch and the battery is fixed.

The laptop comes with two USB Type-A ports (1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1) and one USB Type-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 1). The latter does not support DisplayPort via USB Type-C. Additionally, there is an HDMI port, a headset jack and a gigabit Ethernet port.

SD cards can be fully inserted into the card reader, which locks them in place. At 35.1 MB/s (transferring 250 jpg image files with around 5 MB each) and 37.2 MB/s (copying large data blocks), its transfer rates belong to the lower end of the spectrum. We test card readers with the help of our reference memory card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II).

As for the Wi-Fi, the Realtek chip (RTL8822CE) supports the Wi-Fi standards 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. The transfer speeds recorded under optimal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices in proximity, small distance between the laptop and the server) are good.

Size Comparison

360.4 mm / 14.2 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 26.8 mm / 1.055 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs365.5 mm / 14.4 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 21.6 mm / 0.85 inch 2.5 kg5.41 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 254.6 mm / 10 inch 23.9 mm / 0.941 inch 2.1 kg4.59 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 257 mm / 10.1 inch 23.5 mm / 0.925 inch 2.3 kg4.96 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 1.8 kg3.92 lbs

Port Selection

Left: AC adapter, USB 2.0 (Type-A)
Left: AC adapter, USB 2.0 (Type-A)
Right: Card reader (SD), headset jack, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C), gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), HDMI
Right: Card reader (SD), headset jack, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C), gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), HDMI
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Gaming
  (11.7 - 206, n=269)
91.6 MB/s ∼100% +161%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.3 MB/s ∼39% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.1 MB/s ∼38%
Dell G3 3590
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
21.1 MB/s ∼23% -40%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=267)
109 MB/s ∼100% +193%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.2 MB/s ∼34% 0%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.2 MB/s ∼34%
Dell G3 3590
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
31.2 MB/s ∼29% -16%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1290 MBit/s ∼100% +103%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
636 (min: 612, max: 647) MBit/s ∼49%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
526 (min: 464, max: 639) MBit/s ∼41% -17%
Dell G3 3590
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
341 MBit/s ∼26% -46%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
324 MBit/s ∼25% -49%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
290 MBit/s ∼22% -54%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1150 MBit/s ∼100% +74%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
660 (min: 536, max: 759) MBit/s ∼57% 0%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
660 (min: 614, max: 699) MBit/s ∼57%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
309 MBit/s ∼27% -53%
Dell G3 3590
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
301 MBit/s ∼26% -54%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
267 MBit/s ∼23% -60%
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HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø635 (612-647)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø525 (464-639)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø660 (614-699)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø660 (536-759)
ColorChecker
15.4 ∆E
20 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
22 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
26.9 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng: 16.48 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 26.93 ∆E
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Input Devices - Integrated Keyboard Backlight

The keys of the backlit (two steps) chiclet keyboard offer medium travel and a distinct actuation point. The keys could have been firmer, however. Although the keyboard area can become slightly warped while typing, this has not proven to be disruptive. Overall, HP has delivered a decent keyboard that is suitable for day-to-day use.

Meanwhile, the multi-touch enabled ClickPad has a surface area of around 11.4 x 5 cm (~4.5 x 2 inches). Its smooth surface offers good gliding properties. Furthermore, the touchpad is sensitive all the way to the edges. The key travel is shallow with a distinct actuation point.

Display - HP Pavilion with a Mediocre Model

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The matte 15.6-inch display of the HP Gaming Pavilion has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Both the brightness (211.3 cd/m²) and the contrast ratio (575:1) are too low. We regard values above 300 cd/m² and 1000:1, respectively, as good.

The screen flickers with a frequency of 250 Hz at a brightness setting of 30 percent or lower. Due to the low frequency, sensitive users may experience headaches and/or eyestrain.

212
cd/m²
216
cd/m²
190
cd/m²
230
cd/m²
233
cd/m²
215
cd/m²
198
cd/m²
211
cd/m²
197
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei N156HGA-EA3
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 233 cd/m² Average: 211.3 cd/m² Minimum: 14.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 82 %
Center on Battery: 233 cd/m²
Contrast: 575:1 (Black: 0.405 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 8.22 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9
ΔE Greyscale 10.13 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
62% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 39% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.27
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus TUF FX505DY
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell G3 3590
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
-42%
2708%
3385%
-47%
-57%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
44 (23, 21)
40 (19, 21)
9%
44.8 (18.8, 26)
-2%
45.6 (23.6, 22)
-4%
46 (22, 24)
-5%
44.8 (22, 22.8)
-2%
Response Time Black / White *
15 (11, 4)
29 (16, 13)
-93%
30.8 (17.6, 13.2)
-105%
30.8 (16.8, 14)
-105%
32.4 (18.4, 14)
-116%
31.6 (17.2, 14.4)
-111%
PWM Frequency
250 (30)
20830 (30)
8232%
25910 (20)
10264%
200 (98)
-20%
Screen
47%
21%
35%
26%
34%
Brightness middle
233
302
30%
211.5
-9%
275
18%
276.2
19%
260
12%
Brightness
211
291
38%
200
-5%
253
20%
261
24%
249
18%
Brightness Distribution
82
84
2%
82
0%
83
1%
86
5%
92
12%
Black Level *
0.405
0.25
38%
0.23
43%
0.18
56%
0.24
41%
0.23
43%
Contrast
575
1208
110%
920
60%
1528
166%
1151
100%
1130
97%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
8.22
4.84
41%
3.92
52%
5.4
34%
5.56
32%
4.1
50%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
18.6
8.18
56%
17.63
5%
21.3
-15%
23.45
-26%
7.93
57%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
10.13
4.31
57%
3.1
69%
3.7
63%
2.8
72%
2.83
72%
Gamma
2.27 97%
2.56 86%
2.23 99%
2.12 104%
2.37 93%
2.53 87%
CCT
11323 57%
7318 89%
6578 99%
6376 102%
6710 97%
6158 106%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
39
58
49%
38.1
-2%
40.8
5%
37.8
-3%
36
-8%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
62
89
44%
60
-3%
63.6
3%
59
-5%
56
-10%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.63
4.16
4.4
5.23
3.56
Total Average (Program / Settings)
3% / 32%
1365% / 641%
1710% / 808%
-11% / 9%
-12% / 19%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
15 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 17 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 63 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 250 Hz ≤ 30 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 30 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 50 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17159 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The panel is lacking in terms of the color accuracy ex-factory. With a DeltaE-2000 color deviation of 8.22, it misses the mark (DeltaE of less than 3) by a substantial margin. Additionally, the display suffers from a noticeable blue tint. Lastly, it is unable to fully display both the AdobeRGB (39 percent) and the sRGB (62 percent) color space.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - color saturation
CalMAN - color saturation

HP has equipped the Pavilion with a TN panel that offers narrow viewing angles. Thus, the display cannot be read from any position. Outdoors, the screen content is readable only when the sun does not shine too brightly.

The Pavilion outdoors (picture taken in bright sunlight)
The Pavilion outdoors (picture taken in bright sunlight)

Performance - Hardware of the Pavilion 15 Performs Well

With the Pavilion Gaming 15, HP has delivered a 15.6-inch gaming laptop with enough computing power to satisfy all common use cases as well as the requirements for playing all current PC games smoothly. Our test model can be purchased for ~$699. Other configurations are also available.

Processor

The HP gaming laptop is powered by a Ryzen 5 3550H (Picasso) APU from AMD. The CPU portion of the APU consists of a four-core processor with a base clock of 2.1 GHz. Via Turbo, the clock speed can be increased to up to 3.7 GHz. The processor supports simultaneous multithreading (processing two threads per core).

During the Cinebench CPU benchmark tests, the CPU runs at 3.7 GHz (multi-thread) and 1.7 to 3.7 GHz (single-thread). In battery mode, the initial CPU frequency is 2.4 GHz. Subsequently, the clock speed increases to the 3.1 to 3.2 GHz range. A clock speed of between 1.4 and 2.4 GHz can be observed during the single-thread tests.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo

By running Cinebench R15's multi-thread test in a loop for at least 30 minutes, we determine whether the CPU turbo is permanently active while on mains. By the 8th loop, the scores drop slightly and remain consistent afterwards. During this, the CPU turbo is active.

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HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H: Ø756 (748.04-769.36)
Asus TUF FX505DY AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H: Ø725 (718.93-754.96)
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø755 (746.1-761.43)
Dell G3 3590 Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø740 (702.49-787.7)
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø737 (729.39-797)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Ø765 (755.34-779.97)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4578
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
19604
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6767
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
145 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
769 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
65 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
176 Points ∼81% +21%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
173 Points ∼79% +19%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
172 Points ∼79% +19%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 215, n=549)
158 Points ∼72% +9%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
145 Points ∼67% 0%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
145 Points ∼67%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
135 Points ∼62% -7%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (77 - 145, n=7)
134 Points ∼61% -8%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2022, n=553)
852 Points ∼19% +11%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
801 (min: 748.64, max: 797.24) Points ∼18% +4%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
797 Points ∼18% +4%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
790 Points ∼18% +3%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
780 Points ∼18% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
769 Points ∼18%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
757 Points ∼17% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (635 - 769, n=7)
725 Points ∼17% -6%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (4575 - 7893, n=4)
5413 Points ∼50% +18%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4898 Points ∼45% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (1645 - 8872, n=433)
4876 Points ∼45% +7%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
4578 Points ∼42%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
4575 Points ∼42% 0%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
20750 Points ∼32% +6%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
20097 Points ∼31% +3%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
19604 Points ∼30%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (19002 - 20097, n=4)
19535 Points ∼30% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (3026 - 50462, n=433)
18537 Points ∼28% -5%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (340 - 509, n=71)
430 Points ∼84% +25%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
422 Points ∼82% +23%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
418 Points ∼81% +22%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
398 Points ∼77% +16%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (344 - 362, n=4)
357 Points ∼69% +4%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
344 Points ∼67%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (1530 - 4926, n=72)
2614 Points ∼29% +51%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
1864 Points ∼21% +8%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
1737 Points ∼20% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
1728 Points ∼19%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (1424 - 1728, n=4)
1624 Points ∼18% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
1530 Points ∼17% -11%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (9307 - 27774, n=81)
16229 Points ∼20% +7%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
15114 Points ∼19%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
15019 Points ∼19% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (13474 - 15114, n=3)
14342 Points ∼18% -5%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
3819 Points ∼78% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (2926 - 4825, n=81)
3710 Points ∼76% +4%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3558 Points ∼73%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (3348 - 3558, n=3)
3420 Points ∼70% -4%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (4116 - 32070, n=70)
18981 Points ∼33% +41%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
14853 Points ∼26% +11%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
13738 Points ∼24% +2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
13441 Points ∼23%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (11183 - 13441, n=5)
11911 Points ∼21% -11%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
11183 Points ∼19% -17%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (2131 - 6030, n=70)
4806 Points ∼76% +22%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
4769 Points ∼75% +21%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4186 Points ∼66% +6%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3938 Points ∼62%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (3623 - 3938, n=5)
3748 Points ∼59% -5%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3623 Points ∼57% -8%
Geekbench 5
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (3007 - 6073, n=13)
4488 Points ∼26% +26%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
3718 Points ∼22% +4%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3562 Points ∼21%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (3034 - 3562, n=2)
3298 Points ∼19% -7%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (853 - 1169, n=13)
1031 Points ∼77% +15%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
908 Points ∼68% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
900 Points ∼67%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (806 - 900, n=2)
853 Points ∼63% -5%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
1349.2 ms * ∼2% -10%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44)
1222.6 ms * ∼2%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (1201 - 1229, n=4)
1217 ms * ∼2% -0%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
1216.6 ms * ∼2% -0%
Average of class Gaming
  (753 - 7545, n=213)
1195 ms * ∼2% +2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (Edge 44)
1157.6 ms * ∼2% +5%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H (Edge 44.18362.387.0)
1132.6 ms * ∼2% +7%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H (Edge 44.18362.387.0)
33646 Points ∼64% +15%
Average of class Gaming
  (12288 - 49518, n=208)
33630 Points ∼64% +15%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (Edge 44)
30714 Points ∼59% +5%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44)
29361 Points ∼56%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (28324 - 29361, n=4)
28827 Points ∼55% -2%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
28706 Points ∼55% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
22225 Points ∼42% -24%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Gaming
  (51.6 - 333, n=212)
250 Points ∼71% +22%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H (Edge 44.18362.387.0)
244.53 Points ∼70% +19%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (Edge 44)
219.5 Points ∼62% +7%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
209.82 Points ∼60% +2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44)
204.87 Points ∼58%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (191 - 210, n=4)
201 Points ∼57% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
150.29 Points ∼43% -27%

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System Performance

The Pavilion Gaming offers enough computing power for all common use cases. Playing games is also possible thanks to the dedicated GPU. The system is smooth and responsive overall. No issues arose during our tests. The PCMark benchmarks results are good as well.

The RAM uses dual-channel mode
The RAM uses dual-channel mode
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2832 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3826 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4797 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11245, n=240)
6411 Points ∼50% +70%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
5461 Points ∼42% +44%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
5257 Points ∼41% +39%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
5064 Points ∼39% +34%
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
4984 Points ∼39% +32%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), R5 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4528 Points ∼35% +20%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3780 Points ∼29%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
 
3780 Points ∼29% 0%
Productivity
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 9077, n=241)
7198 Points ∼69% +24%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
6768 Points ∼65% +16%
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
6594 Points ∼63% +13%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), R5 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
6446 Points ∼62% +11%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
6216 Points ∼60% +7%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5813 Points ∼56%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
 
5813 Points ∼56% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
5633 Points ∼54% -3%
Essentials
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
9120 Points ∼80% +20%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 11266, n=242)
8595 Points ∼75% +13%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
8586 Points ∼75% +13%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
8108 Points ∼71% +6%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), R5 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
7949 Points ∼69% +4%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
7901 Points ∼69% +4%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7623 Points ∼67%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
 
7623 Points ∼67% 0%
Score
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7511, n=244)
5254 Points ∼65% +33%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
4889 Points ∼60% +24%
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
4798 Points ∼59% +21%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
4565 Points ∼56% +16%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), R5 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4405 Points ∼54% +11%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
4400 Points ∼54% +11%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3952 Points ∼49%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
 
3952 Points ∼49% 0%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), R5 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4560 Points ∼75% +61%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=431)
4273 Points ∼70% +51%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
3944 Points ∼65% +39%
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
3792 Points ∼62% +34%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
3416 Points ∼56% +21%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
2832 Points ∼46%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
 
2832 Points ∼46% 0%

Storage Solution

An Intel NVMe SSD (M.2 2280) with a capacity of 512 GB serves as the system drive. While its transfer rates are good, it is not a top-end SSD. On the inside of the laptop, there is space for an additional 2.5-inch drive. The required SATA connector and the mounting frame are included.

An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive
An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive
The SATA bay is occupied by a dummy drive
The SATA bay is occupied by a dummy drive
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Sequential Read: 1614 MB/s
Sequential Write: 941.1 MB/s
512K Read: 1049 MB/s
512K Write: 829.7 MB/s
4K Read: 52.46 MB/s
4K Write: 119.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 319.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 219.4 MB/s
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
Asus TUF FX505DY
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
Average Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
 
Average of class Gaming
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
25%
0%
-1%
-24%
2%
15%
Write 4K
136.9
148
8%
129.8
-5%
103.6
-24%
80.61
-41%
132 (93.1 - 203, n=19)
-4%
110 (0.179 - 203, n=234)
-20%
Read 4K
56.97
43.73
-23%
45.19
-21%
39.91
-30%
41.82
-27%
54.3 (44.3 - 65.3, n=19)
-5%
41.8 (0.28 - 119, n=234)
-27%
Write Seq
968.3
1617
67%
1302
34%
1160
20%
597.1
-38%
965 (872 - 986, n=19)
0%
1247 (53.5 - 4081, n=230)
29%
Read Seq
1631
1753
7%
1373
-16%
990.1
-39%
963.2
-41%
1507 (1291 - 1651, n=19)
-8%
1449 (8.3 - 5378, n=230)
-11%
Write 4K Q32T1
237
246.3
4%
207.6
-12%
283.4
20%
188.8
-20%
347 (210 - 526, n=19)
46%
341 (0.238 - 706, n=234)
44%
Read 4K Q32T1
337.1
368
9%
311.9
-7%
344.5
2%
403.7
20%
326 (212 - 346, n=19)
-3%
408 (0.695 - 898, n=234)
21%
Write Seq Q32T1
962.7
1618
68%
1302
35%
1455
51%
688.9
-28%
973 (920 - 987, n=19)
1%
1490 (54.3 - 4413, n=234)
55%
Read Seq Q32T1
1863
3027
62%
1734
-7%
1690
-9%
1583
-15%
1723 (1390 - 1883, n=19)
-8%
2413 (69.6 - 9006, n=234)
30%

GPU Performance

The dedicated GeForce-GTX-1050 GPU (mid-range; Pascal) has a core clock of 1366 MHz (base) to 1442 MHz (boost). Assuming the GPU does not cross a predefined temperature and/or energy consumption threshold, even higher speeds are possible. During our The Witcher 3 test, the clock speed reaches 1718 MHz on average. The maximum recorded clock speed was 1774 MHz. The GPU has access to fast GDDR5 video memory (3.072 GB).

The 3DMark benchmark results match our expectations for this particular GPU. In battery mode, the graphics performance drops by about 50 percent.

The integrated Vega 8 GPU inside the APU is active and the laptop uses Nvidia's graphics switching technology Optimus.

3D Mark 11 (mains)
3D Mark 11 (mains)
3D Mark 11 (battery mode)
3D Mark 11 (battery mode)
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
3DMark 11 Performance
8458 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
71886 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
20800 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
5862 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
2258 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
18493 Points ∼100% +108%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=651)
13885 Points ∼75% +56%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
13270 Points ∼72% +49%
Dell G3 3590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
13228 Points ∼72% +49%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i5-9300H
11458 Points ∼62% +29%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
8903 Points ∼48%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
8181 Points ∼44% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
  (6744 - 8903, n=41)
7668 Points ∼41% -14%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=187)
5835 Points ∼100% +174%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
5166 Points ∼89% +143%
Dell G3 3590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
3519 Points ∼60% +65%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
3517 Points ∼60% +65%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i5-9300H
3004 Points ∼51% +41%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
2130 Points ∼37%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
1790 Points ∼31% -16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
  (1416 - 2130, n=10)
1653 Points ∼28% -22%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
13362 Points ∼100% +101%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=576)
11687 Points ∼87% +76%
Dell G3 3590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
9315 Points ∼70% +40%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
9221 Points ∼69% +39%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i5-9300H
8161 Points ∼61% +23%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
6651 Points ∼50%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
6327 Points ∼47% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
  (4935 - 6651, n=42)
6024 Points ∼45% -9%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=556)
69145 Points ∼100% +84%
Dell G3 3590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
58270 Points ∼84% +55%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
55659 Points ∼80% +48%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
54393 Points ∼79% +45%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i5-9300H
51981 Points ∼75% +38%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
37533 Points ∼54%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
  (14979 - 40201, n=40)
36212 Points ∼52% -4%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
35511 Points ∼51% -5%

Gaming Performance

The laptop displays all the games in our database smoothly on its screen. In most cases, choosing the Full HD resolution and medium to high quality settings is possible. Many recent, demanding AAA titles require users to reduce the resolution and/or quality settings in order for the frame rates to remain sufficiently high.

BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
107.4 fps ∼100% +75%
Average of class Gaming
  (9.7 - 266, n=364)
100 fps ∼93% +63%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
85.6 fps ∼80% +39%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
78.7 fps ∼73% +28%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
  (48.6 - 67.5, n=35)
62.3 fps ∼58% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
61.4 fps ∼57%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
53.1 fps ∼49% -14%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
89.9 fps ∼100% +114%
Average of class Gaming
  (11.1 - 194, n=296)
89.7 fps ∼100% +113%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
65.9 fps ∼73% +57%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
53.2 (min: 44) fps ∼59% +26%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
42.1 fps ∼47%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
38.5 fps ∼43% -9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
  (29.1 - 43, n=28)
38 fps ∼42% -10%
FIFA 20 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4xMS
Average of class Gaming
  (58.3 - 262, n=16)
154 fps ∼100% +53%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
139.3 fps ∼90% +39%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
114 fps ∼74% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
  (99 - 108, n=3)
103 fps ∼67% +2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
100.5 fps ∼65%
Need for Speed Heat - 1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (12.3 - 93.2, n=9)
57.5 fps ∼100% +45%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
52.2 (min: 43) fps ∼91% +31%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
39.7 fps ∼69%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
  (36.8 - 39.7, n=2)
38.3 fps ∼67% -4%
Metro Exodus - 1280x720 Low Quality AF:4x
Average of class Gaming
  (15.3 - 165, n=28)
94 fps ∼100% +56%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
83.5 fps ∼89% +38%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
73.3 (min: 40) fps ∼78% +21%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
60.4 fps ∼64%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
  (45.1 - 60.4, n=3)
51.3 fps ∼55% -15%

By running the title The Witcher 3 for about 60 minutes at Full HD and maximum graphics settings, we check the frame rates for consistency over a prolonged period of time. During the entire duration of the test, the character portrayed by the player is not moved. Thankfully, we did not observe frame rate dips.

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HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8; The Witcher 3: Ø23 (21-25)
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512; The Witcher 3: Ø34.5 (32-37)
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G; The Witcher 3: Ø31.9 (29-34)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G; The Witcher 3: Ø49.5 (43-53)
GPU readings during our The Witcher 3 test
GPU readings during our The Witcher 3 test
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 202.4 162.2 146.2 61.4 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 118.3 73.1 42.1 24.3 fps
World of Warships (2015) 128.1 107.6 92 83.1 fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 171.8 139.6 88.7 75.9 fps
For Honor (2017) 137 56.8 54.1 43 fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 80.8 39.5 37.5 19.4 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 59.1 51.9 44.6 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 67 42 39 37 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 64 35 33 29 fps
Assassin´s Creed Odyssey (2018) 55 38 29 17 fps
Battlefield V (2018) 84.4 52.6 45.5 38.4 fps
Farming Simulator 19 (2018) 133.2 100.3 75.9 55.3 fps
Apex Legends (2019) 124.1 53.2 42.5 39.1 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 60.4 28.4 21.9 17.4 fps
Anthem (2019) 45.9 31.1 28.8 24 fps
Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019) 142.5 62.2 51.7 28.3 fps
The Division 2 (2019) 83 41 32 23 fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 54.9 46.1 30.9 16.2 fps
Rage 2 (2019) 79.9 34.1 27.8 28.2 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 117.4 43.2 25.5 15.3 fps
F1 2019 (2019) 128 71 61 53 fps
Control (2019) 78.6 26.3 19.1 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 79.3 40.2 26 19.3 fps
FIFA 20 (2019) 134.9 115.6 110.5 100.5 fps
Ghost Recon Breakpoint (2019) 61 35 31 4 fps
GRID 2019 (2019) 93.7 50.1 40.9 13.7 fps
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 (2019) 66.8 40.7 36.2 29.8 fps
Need for Speed Heat (2019) 57.2 39.7 33.9 32.6 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 47.8 39.6 34.5 fps
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) 51.8 28.1 17 fps
Hunt Showdown (2020) 89.7 36.3 27.9 fps

Emissions & Energy Management - HP Laptop Does Not Lack Stamina

System Noise

During idle, the fans often do not spin at all. When they do occasionally spin, they produce an acceptable amount of noise. Under load (stress test), we recorded a maximum noise level of 43.3 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
30.3 / 30.3 / 31 dB(A)
Load
39.3 / 43.3 dB(A)
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30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2029.632.229.829.529.62527.331.828.435.127.3312926.527.730.3294026.328.626.227.326.35024.926.825.926.224.9632825.725.624.7288025.524.124.32425.510024.923.82423.624.912525.823.423.12325.816025.723.921.822.225.720026.323.821.821.226.325026.324.521.520.826.331529.225.520.320.229.240026.323.920.319.926.3500272419.719.32763026.824.119.418.826.880028.32618.618.528.310003329.418.318.233125033.230181833.2160031.427.717.918.231.4200033.83017.817.833.8250034.831.317.817.934.8315034.629.41817.834.6400030.325.31817.830.3500027.122.71817.827.1630026.221.617.817.826.2800023.119.517.917.923.11000020.818.517.817.820.81250018.617.817.817.818.61600017.717.618.217.617.7SPL43.439.530.430.343.4N4.131.41.44.1median 26.8median 24median 18.2median 18.2median 26.8Delta2.22.31.21.22.2hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng

Temperature

Pavilion during our stress test
Pavilion during our stress test

During our stress test (running Prime95 and FurMark for at least one hour), the CPU and GPU clock rates range from 3.4 GHz to 3.5 GHz and 1400 MHz to 1500 MHz, respectively, while on mains. In battery mode, the clock rates stabilize at 400 MHz to 2.9 GHz (CPU) and 900 MHz to 1700 MHz (GPU). The stress test represents an extreme case that does not occur during daily use. We use this test to determine whether the system is stable while under maximum load.

Both under maximum load (stress test) and while gaming (The Witcher 3 test), the heat development remains moderate. We registered maximum temperatures of just above 40 °C (104 °F). Similarly, users will not have to worry about the temperatures during day-to-day use.

Max. Load
 32.3 °C
90 F
38 °C
100 F
40.8 °C
105 F
 
 26.6 °C
80 F
40.6 °C
105 F
41 °C
106 F
 
 24.4 °C
76 F
24.4 °C
76 F
31.6 °C
89 F
 
Maximum: 41 °C = 106 F
Average: 33.3 °C = 92 F
36 °C
97 F
35.4 °C
96 F
29.1 °C
84 F
37.1 °C
99 F
39.1 °C
102 F
26.2 °C
79 F
32.8 °C
91 F
35.9 °C
97 F
23.7 °C
75 F
Maximum: 39.1 °C = 102 F
Average: 32.8 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  38 °C = 100 F | Room Temperature 22.3 °C = 72 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.3 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Gaming.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 39.6 °C / 103 F, ranging from 21.6 to 68.8 °C for the class Gaming.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.1 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 42.3 °C / 108 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.2 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 33.2 °C / 92 F.
(+) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.1 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 33.2 °C / 92 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31.6 °C / 88.9 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.7 °C / 83.7 F (-2.9 °C / -5.2 F).
Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (The Witcher 3)
Heat development top (The Witcher 3)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (The Witcher 3)
Heat development bottom (The Witcher 3)

Speakers

The stereo speakers are located above the keyboard behind a perforated cover. They produce an acceptable sound that lacks bass.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2028.129.528.12529.935.129.93128.830.328.84026.827.326.85025.826.225.86326.624.726.68025242510025.323.625.312529.62329.616032.622.232.620034.121.234.125028.620.828.63153620.23640049.719.949.750052.919.352.963054.918.854.980054.118.554.1100057.518.257.51250611861160060.818.260.8200064.417.864.425006017.960315058.517.858.5400062.417.862.4500066.317.866.3630062.417.862.4800062.317.962.3100006017.8601250054.317.854.31600049.917.649.9SPL73.430.373.4N29.71.429.7median 54.9median 18.2median 54.9Delta101.210hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (66.26 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.8% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 91% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 6% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 80% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 15% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Consumption

The energy consumption of the HP laptop is nothing out of the ordinary. While idling, we recorded a maximum consumption of 9.6 watts. This value increases to up to 124 watts during our stress test. While gaming (The Witcher 3 test) we measured an average consumption of 75 watts (69 watts to 82 watts). The AC adapter is rated for 135 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.9 / 7.2 / 9.6 Watt