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HP Pavilion Gaming 15 in Review: HP's 15.6-inch laptop combines gaming prowess and stamina

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Marius S.), 10/28/2019

AMD and Nvidia make a good team. The HP Pavilion Gaming 15 runs all current games smoothly and displays them on its matte 15.6-inch screen (FHD, IPS). The laptop is well-equipped: 16 GB of RAM (dual-channel mode), NVMe SSD, HDD. Surprisingly, the battery life is excellent.

The Pavilion Gaming 15 series consists of 15.6-inch gaming laptops with mid-range graphics chips. It is a more budget version of HP's Omen series. Due to this, Nvidia GeForce RTX GPUs are exclusive to the latter. The test model we received is powered by a Ryzen 7 3750H APU and a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q GPU. Competitors include devices such as the Dell G5 15 5590, Acer Aspire Nitro 5 and the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH.

Since the Pavilion Gaming 15 is physically identical with the Gaming Pavilion 15 that we have already tested, we will not revisit the chassis, connectivity, input devices and speakers - unless there were changes. The relevant information can be found in our existing review of the Gaming Pavilion 15.

HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng (Pavilion 15-cx Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q - 6144 MB, Core: 1140-1335 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR6, 192-bit interface, Nvidia 436.48, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666, dual-channel, two slots (both occupied)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HAK02.0, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G, 256 GB 
, + Seagate ST1000LM049 (1 TB, 7200 RPM), 1124 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, Card Reader: SD, Sensors: Accelerometer, 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
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
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: 650 g ( = 22.93 oz / 1.43 pounds)
Price
1150 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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RatingDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionBest Price
80%10/2019HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
3750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
2.3 kg23.5 mm15.6"1920x1080
84%08/2019HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
2.4 kg23.4 mm15.6"1920x1080
80%10/2019Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
2.7 kg23.7 mm15.6"1920x1080
83%08/2019Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
2.2 kg26 mm15.6"1920x1080
83%05/2019Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
2.2 kg27 mm15.6"1920x1080

Case - Pavilion Chassis with Some Changes

The chassis of the laptop is mostly identical to the predecessor's. However, there are a few differences. Firstly, the hinges are farther apart. Secondly, the exhaust vent has been moved to the area between the two hinges. The positive consequence: The bottom plate can now be removed more easily.

Size Comparison

365 mm / 14.4 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.2 kg4.76 lbs364 mm / 14.3 inch 273 mm / 10.7 inch 23.7 mm / 0.933 inch 2.7 kg5.98 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 257 mm / 10.1 inch 23.5 mm / 0.925 inch 2.3 kg4.96 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 23.4 mm / 0.921 inch 2.4 kg5.24 lbs

Connectivity - HP Gaming Laptop without Thunderbolt 3

In terms of port selection, there are differences compared to the predecessor as well. For one, HP has omitted one USB Type-A port on our test device. Furthermore, the USB Type-C port adheres to the USB 3.2 Gen 1 standard (predecessor: USB 3.2 Gen 2). The port layout is different as well.

Left: AC adapter, USB 2.0 (Type-A)
Left: AC adapter, USB 2.0 (Type-A)
Right: card reader (SD), combined audio jack, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C), Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), HDMI
Right: card reader (SD), combined audio 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=262)
91.7 MB/s ∼100% +160%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.1 MB/s ∼81% +110%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.3 MB/s ∼38%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
25 MB/s ∼27% -29%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=260)
109 MB/s ∼100% +193%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.6 MB/s ∼71% +109%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.2 MB/s ∼34%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26 MB/s ∼24% -30%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
691 MBit/s ∼100% +31%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
671 MBit/s ∼97% +28%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
619 MBit/s ∼90% +18%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
614 MBit/s ∼89% +17%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 1380, n=283)
614 MBit/s ∼89% +17%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
526 (min: 464, max: 639) MBit/s ∼76%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
684 MBit/s ∼100% +4%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
676 MBit/s ∼99% +2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
660 (min: 536, max: 759) MBit/s ∼96%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
638 MBit/s ∼93% -3%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
630 MBit/s ∼92% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1160, n=283)
566 MBit/s ∼83% -14%
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HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø525 (464-639)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø660 (536-759)

Display - IPS on Board

The matte 15.6-inch display of the Pavilion 15 has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. While it offers a good contrast ratio (1,208:1), the brightness (290.7 cd/m²) - relative to the price of the laptop - is on the lower end. Here, we usually like to see values of 300 cd/m² or more. Positive: The display does not exhibit PWM flickering.

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Backlight bleeding
Backlight bleeding
277
cd/m²
308
cd/m²
267
cd/m²
282
cd/m²
302
cd/m²
286
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
319
cd/m²
295
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B156HAK02.0
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 319 cd/m² Average: 290.7 cd/m² Minimum: 20 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 302 cd/m²
Contrast: 1208:1 (Black: 0.25 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.84 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 2.63
ΔE Greyscale 4.31 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
89% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 58% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.56
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
62%
-12%
69%
2%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 (19, 21)
16.4 (8.4, 8)
59%
48 (22.8, 25.2)
-20%
8.8 (4, 4.4)
78%
42 (20.8, 21.2)
-5%
Response Time Black / White *
29 (16, 13)
10.4 (5.2, 5.2)
64%
30 (16.8, 13.2)
-3%
12 (6.8, 5.2)
59%
26.8 (16, 10.8)
8%
PWM Frequency
Screen
19%
-22%
4%
-10%
Brightness middle
302
345
14%
234
-23%
299
-1%
238
-21%
Brightness
291
324
11%
216
-26%
290
0%
226
-22%
Brightness Distribution
84
86
2%
87
4%
89
6%
83
-1%
Black Level *
0.25
0.42
-68%
0.22
12%
0.29
-16%
0.27
-8%
Contrast
1208
821
-32%
1064
-12%
1031
-15%
881
-27%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.84
1.3
73%
6.52
-35%
3.7
24%
4.11
15%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.18
2.8
66%
10.58
-29%
7
14%
6.89
16%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.63
1.1
58%
3.56
-35%
2
24%
3.76
-43%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.31
1.2
72%
5.33
-24%
4.1
5%
1.78
59%
Gamma
2.56 86%
2.31 95%
2.86 77%
2.19 100%
2.41 91%
CCT
7318 89%
6476 100%
5983 109%
7166 91%
6311 103%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
58
60.5
4%
36
-38%
59.3
2%
36
-38%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
89
94.9
7%
57
-36%
91.5
3%
57
-36%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
41% / 25%
-17% / -20%
37% / 14%
-4% / -8%

* ... smaller is better

We were able to measure a DeltaE2000 color deviation value of 4.84 ex-factory. Hence, the display misses the target value (DeltaE of less than 3). A calibration attempt addresses this directly and slightly improves the display's accuracy. The calibration produces a lower color deviation of 2.63 and a more balanced grayscale. The display does not fully cover the AdobeRGB (58%) or sRGB (89%) color spaces.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation sweeps
CalMAN - Saturation sweeps
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation sweeps (calibrated)

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
29 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 68 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 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. » 46 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.4 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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9347 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

HP fits the 15.6-inch laptop with an IPS panel that offers good viewing angles. This allows users to read the screen's content from any position they choose. Outdoors, the screen's content is only discernible when the sun does not shine too brightly.

The Pavilion outdoors
The Pavilion outdoors
The Pavilion outdoors
The Pavilion outdoors
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - HP Laptop with Midrange Hardware

HP's 15.6-inch gaming laptop is able to display all of the latest titles smoothly, while also creating good impressions in other areas of application. Our test model can be purchased for about 1,150 Euros (~$1,276). Other configurations are available as well. The base model starts at 650 Euros (~$721) and comes with a Ryzen 5 3550H APU and a GeForce GTX 1050 GPU.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon
 
 

Processor

The Pavilion is powered by a Ryzen 7 3750H (Picasso) APU from AMD. The CPU part of the APU contains a four-core processor with a base clock frequency of 2.3 GHz. An increase to up to 4 GHz is possible via Turbo.

At the start of the Cinebench multithread test, the processor runs at 3.8 to 3.9 GHz. Afterwards, the clock speed falls to 3.6 to 3.7 GHz. During the single-thread tests, the clock speeds range from 2.7 to 4 GHz. The aforementioned values assume that the laptop is connected to a power supply. In battery mode, the multithread tests temporarily run at 2.4 GHz. The processor then accelerates to 3 to 3.1 GHz. During single-thread tests, the clock speeds range from 1.4 to 2.4 GHz.

Multithread (on mains)
Multithread (on mains)
Single-thread (on mains)
Single-thread (on mains)
Multithread (battery mode)
Multithread (battery mode)
Single-thread (battery mode)
Single-thread (battery mode)

By running the multithread test of Cinebench's R15 benchmark in a loop for at least 30 minutes, we ascertain whether the CPU Turbo is permanently active while the laptop is on mains. The scores drop slightly by the eighth loop and stay on a constant level for the remainder of the test. Meanwhile, the CPU Turbo is active.

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HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Ø765 (755.34-779.97)
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1035 (1020.33-1139.99)
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø771 (679.21-818)
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1147 (899.54-1211.72)
Asus ROG GA502DU AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Ø790 (787.28-796.5)
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø748 (730.55-769.02)
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73 AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Ø741 (732.32-778.15)
Asus TUF FX505DY AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H: Ø725 (718.93-754.96)
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2 Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø707 (700.72-757)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4898
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
20750
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6820
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
135 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
780 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
78.15 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
187 Points ∼100% +39%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H
186 Points ∼99% +38%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Core i5-9300H
176 Points ∼94% +30%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
Intel Core i5-9300H
169 Points ∼90% +25%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
157 Points ∼84% +16%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 215, n=535)
157 Points ∼84% +16%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (135 - 157, n=4)
146 Points ∼78% +8%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
145 Points ∼78% +7%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
135 Points ∼72%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
1155 (min: 899.54, max: 1211.72) Points ∼100% +48%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H
1140 Points ∼99% +46%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2022, n=538)
841 Points ∼73% +8%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
Intel Core i5-9300H
818 Points ∼71% +5%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
799 Points ∼69% +2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
780 Points ∼68%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (730 - 805, n=4)
779 Points ∼67% 0%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
757 Points ∼66% -3%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Core i5-9300H
757 Points ∼66% -3%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H
6983 Points ∼100% +43%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4898 Points ∼70%
Average of class Gaming
  (8.85 - 8872, n=429)
4851 Points ∼69% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (4770 - 4898, n=2)
4834 Points ∼69% -1%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
4575 Points ∼66% -7%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H
34445 Points ∼100% +66%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
20750 Points ∼60%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (20687 - 20750, n=2)
20719 Points ∼60% 0%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
20097 Points ∼58% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (19.7 - 50462, n=429)
18418 Points ∼53% -11%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
458 Points ∼100%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H
447 Points ∼98%
Average of class Gaming
  (340 - 509, n=59)
431 Points ∼94%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
Intel Core i5-9300H
404 Points ∼88%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
386 Points ∼84%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (340 - 386, n=2)
363 Points ∼79%
CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
2595 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (1530 - 4926, n=59)
2558 Points ∼99%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H
2415 Points ∼93%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
Intel Core i5-9300H
1821 Points ∼70%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (1793 - 1825, n=2)
1809 Points ∼70%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
1793 Points ∼69%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H
22875 Points ∼100% +52%
Average of class Gaming
  (9307 - 27774, n=78)
16201 Points ∼71% +8%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
15019 Points ∼66%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
 
15019 Points ∼66% 0%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H
4263 Points ∼100% +12%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
3819 Points ∼90%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
 
3819 Points ∼90% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (2926 - 4825, n=78)
3706 Points ∼87% -3%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H
23928 Points ∼100% +74%
Average of class Gaming
  (4116 - 32070, n=62)
18734 Points ∼78% +36%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
17054 Points ∼71% +24%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
13738 Points ∼57%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (11396 - 13738, n=3)
12831 Points ∼54% -7%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
11183 Points ∼47% -19%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H
5423 Points ∼100% +30%
Average of class Gaming
  (2131 - 6030, n=62)
4795 Points ∼88% +15%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
4440 Points ∼82% +6%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4186 Points ∼77%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (3898 - 4186, n=3)
4089 Points ∼75% -2%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3623 Points ∼67% -13%
Geekbench 5
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (3582 - 6029, n=5)
4190 Points ∼100% +13%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
3718 Points ∼89%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (3582 - 3718, n=2)
3650 Points ∼87% -2%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (908 - 1169, n=5)
1032 Points ∼100% +14%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (908 - 959, n=2)
934 Points ∼91% +3%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
908 Points ∼88%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
1713.4 ms * ∼100% -48%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
1216.6 ms * ∼71% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (753 - 7545, n=205)
1199 ms * ∼70% -4%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
1161.5 ms * ∼68% -0%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (1158 - 1162, n=2)
1160 ms * ∼68% -0%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (Edge 44)
1157.6 ms * ∼68%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H (Edge 44)
1065.5 ms * ∼62% +8%
Octane V2 - Total Score
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H (Edge 44)
37557 Points ∼100% +22%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
37229 Points ∼99% +21%
Average of class Gaming
  (12288 - 49518, n=201)
33572 Points ∼89% +9%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (Edge 44)
30714 Points ∼82%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
30675 Points ∼82% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (30577 - 30714, n=3)
30655 Points ∼82% 0%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
28706 Points ∼76% -7%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H (Edge 44)
264.39 Points ∼100% +20%
Average of class Gaming
  (51.6 - 333, n=204)
250 Points ∼95% +14%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (Edge 44)
219.5 Points ∼83%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
218.98 Points ∼83% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (213 - 220, n=3)
217 Points ∼82% -1%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
211.57 Points ∼80% -4%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
209.82 Points ∼79% -4%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The HP laptop offers enough performance for all common workloads. Furthermore, the dedicated graphics chip makes playing games possible. The system also achieves good results in the PCMark benchmarks. It runs quickly and smoothly and we did not encounter any issues.

The RAM runs in dual-channel mode
The RAM runs in dual-channel mode
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3944 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3987 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4967 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
7564 Points ∼100% +44%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
6502 Points ∼86% +24%
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11245, n=227)
6417 Points ∼85% +22%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5282 Points ∼70% 0%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
5257 Points ∼70%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5178 Points ∼68% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
  (4682 - 5257, n=2)
4970 Points ∼66% -5%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, KBG30ZMS128G
4871 Points ∼64% -7%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4528 Points ∼60% -14%
Productivity
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
7687 Points ∼100% +24%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
7430 Points ∼97% +20%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7310 Points ∼95% +18%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 9077, n=228)
7193 Points ∼94% +16%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, KBG30ZMS128G
6647 Points ∼86% +7%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6518 Points ∼85% +5%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
6446 Points ∼84% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
  (6216 - 6305, n=2)
6261 Points ∼81% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
6216 Points ∼81%
Essentials
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
9450 Points ∼100% +20%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
9020 Points ∼95% +14%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8819 Points ∼93% +12%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 11266, n=229)
8564 Points ∼91% +8%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8355 Points ∼88% +6%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, KBG30ZMS128G
8241 Points ∼87% +4%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
7949 Points ∼84% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
7901 Points ∼84%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
  (7424 - 7901, n=2)
7663 Points ∼81% -3%
Score
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
5716 Points ∼100% +25%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5583 Points ∼98% +22%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7511, n=231)
5250 Points ∼92% +15%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4973 Points ∼87% +9%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4732 Points ∼83% +4%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, KBG30ZMS128G
4615 Points ∼81% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
4565 Points ∼80%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
  (4322 - 4565, n=2)
4444 Points ∼78% -3%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4405 Points ∼77% -4%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5608 Points ∼100% +13%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
5223 Points ∼93% +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6524, n=407)
5054 Points ∼90% +2%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
5041 Points ∼90% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
4967 Points ∼89%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
  (4956 - 4967, n=2)
4962 Points ∼88% 0%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4701 Points ∼84% -5%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4560 Points ∼100% +16%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), 9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
4507 Points ∼99% +14%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
4362 Points ∼96% +11%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=424)
4268 Points ∼94% +8%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
3944 Points ∼86%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3917 Points ∼86% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
  (3642 - 3944, n=2)
3793 Points ∼83% -4%

Storage Solution

A Western Digital NVMe SSD (M.2-2280 form factor) serves as the system drive and offers a capacity of 256 GB (193 GB of which is available to users). The SSD's data transfer rates are good. An additional 2.5-inch hard drive (1 TB, 7200 RPM) ensures that the gaming laptop has enough storage space available.

An SSD serves as the system drive
An SSD serves as the system drive
There is also a 2.5-inch hard drive
There is also a 2.5-inch hard drive
WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
Sequential Read: 1801 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1616 MB/s
512K Read: 1339 MB/s
512K Write: 623.1 MB/s
4K Read: 35.69 MB/s
4K Write: 129.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 341.1 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 246.2 MB/s
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
KBG30ZMS128G
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Average WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-8%
-61%
20%
-14%
0%
Write 4K
148
100
-32%
65.35
-56%
158.8
7%
109.1
-26%
148
0%
Read 4K
43.73
31.39
-28%
29.71
-32%
29.11
-33%
42.05
-4%
43.7
0%
Write Seq
1617
1308
-19%
128.8
-92%
1584
-2%
1457
-10%
1617
0%
Read Seq
1753
1083
-38%
858.9
-51%
1694
-3%
1421
-19%
1753
0%
Write 4K Q32T1
246.3
362.9
47%
95.85
-61%
535.7
117%
287.8
17%
246
0%
Read 4K Q32T1
368
425.7
16%
197.6
-46%
363.9
-1%
317.9
-14%
368
0%
Write Seq Q32T1
1618
1411
-13%
132.5
-92%
2536
57%
1455
-10%
1618
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
3027
3240
7%
1208
-60%
3458
14%
1739
-43%
3027
0%

GPU Performance

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q GPU (TDP: 60 watts) is a more energy-efficient version of the regular GTX 1660 Ti (TDP: 80 watts). The midrange GPU is based on the Turing architecture. As opposed to RTX-2000 series graphics chips, it lacks both ray-tracing and tensor cores. The GPU has access to fast GDDR6 graphics memory (6,144 GB).

The GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q operates at a base clock frequency of 1,140 MHz. GPU Boost allows for an increased clock speed of up to 1,335 MHz. While the GPU is below a predefined temperature and/or energy consumption threshold, even higher clock rates are possible. This allows the GPU to complete our The Witcher 3 test with an average clock speed of 1,434 MHz. Meanwhile, the peak clock speed was 1,710 MHz.

The results of our 3DMark benchmarks were in line with our expectations for this GPU. The Radeon RX Vega 10, which is integrated into the APU, is enabled and the laptop uses Nvidia's graphics-switching technology Optimus.

Sky Diver
Sky Diver
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark 06 Standard
25038 points
3DMark 11 Performance
14271 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
77644 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
24182 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
11198 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
4842 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
20407 Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
19553 Points ∼96% +6%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
18493 Points ∼91%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
  (17010 - 18493, n=5)
17479 Points ∼86% -5%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
17264 Points ∼85% -7%
Asus ROG GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
17170 Points ∼84% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=637)
13671 Points ∼67% -26%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
13575 Points ∼67% -27%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
13447 Points ∼66% -27%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
13233 Points ∼65% -28%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
13125 Points ∼64% -29%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
8181 Points ∼40% -56%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=174)
5754 Points ∼100% +11%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
5166 Points ∼90%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
  (4867 - 5440, n=5)
5088 Points ∼88% -2%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
4925 Points ∼86% -5%
Asus ROG GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4867 Points ∼85% -6%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
3568 Points ∼62% -31%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
3565 Points ∼62% -31%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
3488 Points ∼61% -32%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
1790 Points ∼31% -65%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
14509 Points ∼100% +9%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
14288 Points ∼98% +7%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
13362 Points ∼92%
Asus ROG GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
13355 Points ∼92% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
  (12903 - 13362, n=4)
13202 Points ∼91% -1%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
12903 Points ∼89% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=562)
11534 Points ∼79% -14%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
9536 Points ∼66% -29%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
9428 Points ∼65% -29%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
9292 Points ∼64% -30%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
9239 Points ∼64% -31%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
6327 Points ∼44% -53%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
97845 Points ∼100% +76%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9750H
92951 Points ∼95% +67%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
88271 Points ∼90% +59%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
  (44557 - 89505, n=4)
69498 Points ∼71% +25%
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=543)
68558 Points ∼70% +23%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
57752 Points ∼59% +4%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
57365 Points ∼59% +3%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
55659 Points ∼57%
Asus ROG GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
44557 Points ∼46% -20%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
40948 Points ∼42% -26%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
35511 Points ∼36% -36%

Gaming Performance

The hardware inside of the Pavilion Gaming is able to display all of the games in our database smoothly at Full HD resolution with high to partially maxed-out settings. Resolutions above Full HD are possible (when using an appropriate external screen), although in that case, concessions in terms of graphics quality have to be made.

BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
138 (min: 26, max: 384) fps ∼100% +28%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
138 fps ∼100% +28%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
126.3 fps ∼92% +18%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
  (102 - 130, n=4)
117 fps ∼85% +9%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
107.4 fps ∼78%
Average of class Gaming
  (9.7 - 266, n=356)
99.3 fps ∼72% -8%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
87.7 fps ∼64% -18%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
86.1 (min: 3) fps ∼62% -20%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
73.9 fps ∼54% -31%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
53.1 fps ∼38% -51%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
55.3 (min: 45, max: 67) fps ∼100% +6%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
53.1 fps ∼96% +2%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
53.1 (min: 50, max: 58, 99th percentile: 51) fps ∼96% +2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
52.2 fps ∼94%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
  (48.5 - 53.1, n=4)
50.7 fps ∼92% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=331)
50.5 fps ∼91% -3%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
37 fps ∼67% -29%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
36.2 fps ∼65% -31%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
35.4 (min: 28) fps ∼64% -32%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
34.4 (min: 26) fps ∼62% -34%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
22.7 fps ∼41% -57%
Metro Exodus - 1920x1080 High Quality AF:16x
Average of class Gaming
  (9.1 - 93.4, n=27)
52.8 fps ∼100% +17%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
  (45.1 - 46.6, n=2)
45.9 fps ∼87% +2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
45.1 fps ∼85%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
30.8 (min: 17) fps ∼58% -32%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
125 (min: 106) fps ∼100% +65%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
118.2 (min: 103.4) fps ∼95% +56%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
110.6 (min: 97.1) fps ∼88% +46%
Average of class Gaming
  (14 - 134, n=31)
93.1 fps ∼74% +23%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
82 (min: 70.2) fps ∼66% +8%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
75.7 fps ∼61%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
 
75.7 fps ∼61% 0%
Rocket League - 1920x1080 High Quality AA:High FX
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
221 (min: 167, max: 252) fps ∼100% +27%
Average of class Gaming
  (21.9 - 248, n=50)
179 fps ∼81% +3%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
173.7 fps ∼79%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
  (142 - 174, n=2)
158 fps ∼71% -9%
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
136 (min: 112) fps ∼62% -22%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
127.5 fps ∼58% -27%

In order to determine whether the frame rates remain consistent over a prolonged period, we ran The Witcher 3 for about 60 minutes at Full HD resolution and maximum graphics settings. The character that represents the player was not moved throughout the entire test. We did not notice any dropped frames.

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