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HP Pavilion Gaming 15 in review: Inexpensive gaming laptop with a lot of power under the hood

Full throttle. The Pavilion's hardware (Ryzen 7 4800H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q) brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the 15.6-inch matte screen (IPS, Full HD, 144 Hz). The latter scores points with fast response times and good color reproduction. This is complemented by an NVMe SSD and 16 GB of RAM (dual-channel mode).
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),

The Pavilion Gaming 15 series stands for 15.6-inch gaming laptops that offer a good price-performance ratio. We have already reviewed three current EC models in the series. We now have the Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng, one of the most powerful and expensive (about 1,200 Euros (~$1,407)) representatives of the series. On board are a Ryzen 7 4800H APU and a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q graphics core. Competitors include devices like the Dell G3 15 3500, the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44, the Asus TUF A15 FA506I, and the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05.

Since the Pavilion is identical in construction to its sibling models, we won't go any further into the case, connectivity, input devices, and speakers. The corresponding information can be found in the review of the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng.

HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng (Pavilion Gaming 15 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H 8 x 2.9 - 4.2 GHz, Renoir (Zen 2)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q - 6144 MB, Core: 1140-1335 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR6, 192-bit interface, 27.21.14.5206 (Nvidia 452.06), Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 3200, dual-channel mode, two memory slots (occupied)
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LG Philips LP156WFG-SPK1, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, 512 GB 
, 1x M.2, 1x SATA, 426 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: combo audio, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, 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
1.98 kg ( = 69.84 oz / 4.37 pounds), Power Supply: 651 g ( = 22.96 oz / 1.44 pounds)
Price
1,199 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
81 %
10/2020
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
R7 4800H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
2 kg23.5 mm15.60"1920x1080
82 %
09/2020
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.3 kg22 mm15.60"1920x1080
80 %
06/2020
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
R5 4600H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
2.2 kg24 mm15.60"1920x1080
83 %
06/2020
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.2 kg24.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
78 %
07/2020
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
i5-10300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2.2 kg24.9 mm15.60"1920x1080

Size comparison

365 mm / 14.4 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 2.3 kg5.16 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 24 mm / 0.945 inch 2.2 kg4.8 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 275 mm / 10.8 inch 25.8 mm / 1.016 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.2 kg4.8 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 249.6 mm / 9.83 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 257 mm / 10.1 inch 23.5 mm / 0.925 inch 2 kg4.37 lbs

Port configuration

Left side: Power supply, USB 2.0 (Type-A)
Left side: Power supply, USB 2.0 (Type-A)
Right side: Memory card reader (SD), combo audio, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C), Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), HDMI
Right side: Memory card reader (SD), combo audio, 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 - 218, n=305)
94.1 MB/s ∼100% +164%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36 MB/s ∼38% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.7 MB/s ∼38%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.3 MB/s ∼38% -1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.1 MB/s ∼37% -2%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.8 MB/s ∼25% -33%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=303)
111 MB/s ∼100% +202%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.2 MB/s ∼34% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.2 MB/s ∼34% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36.8 MB/s ∼33%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36 MB/s ∼32% -2%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.1 MB/s ∼24% -26%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1417 (1363min - 1450max) MBit/s ∼100% +122%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1390 MBit/s ∼98% +118%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1237 (778min - 1367max) MBit/s ∼87% +94%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
665 MBit/s ∼47% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
639 (627min - 653max) MBit/s ∼45% 0%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
637 (626min - 648max) MBit/s ∼45%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
636 (612min - 647max) MBit/s ∼45% 0%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
630 (571min - 641max) MBit/s ∼44% -1%
Average Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
  (486 - 685, n=20)
629 MBit/s ∼44% -1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
526 (464min - 639max) MBit/s ∼37% -17%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1447 (1167min - 1677max) MBit/s ∼100% +119%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1340 MBit/s ∼93% +102%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1337 (1299min - 1366max) MBit/s ∼92% +102%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
662 (553min - 769max) MBit/s ∼46% 0%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
662 (635min - 674max) MBit/s ∼46%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
660 (536min - 759max) MBit/s ∼46% 0%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
660 (614min - 699max) MBit/s ∼46% 0%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
640 MBit/s ∼44% -3%
Average Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
  (474 - 690, n=20)
638 MBit/s ∼44% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
621 (413min - 673max) MBit/s ∼43% -6%
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HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø636 (626-648)
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2 Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1416 (1363-1450)
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172 AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø629 (571-641)
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø639 (627-653)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1237 (778-1367)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile; 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-ec1177ng AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø662 (635-674)
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2 Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1337 (1299-1366)
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172 AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø661 (553-769)
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø621 (413-673)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1447 (1167-1677)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile; 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
18.7 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
27.6 ∆E
26 ∆E
24 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
28.9 ∆E
19 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
28.7 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
24.8 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
4 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng: 19.13 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 28.91 ∆E
ColorChecker
20.1 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
21.8 ∆E
20 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
26.3 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
11 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
18 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05: 18.52 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 27.28 ∆E
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
ColorChecker
18.7 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
28 ∆E
16 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
22.4 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT: 16.25 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 27.99 ∆E
ColorChecker
14.6 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
15 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
9 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
4 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2: 13.82 ∆E min: 4.05 - max: 23.89 ∆E
ColorChecker
14.8 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172: 13.44 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 24.17 ∆E
ColorChecker
4.8 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
8 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
10 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng: 6.09 ∆E min: 2.78 - max: 11.81 ∆E

Display - Bright, high-contrast, responsive

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The brightness (327.1 cd/m²) and contrast (1,962:1) of the 15.6-inch matte screen (1920x1080 pixels) are pleasing. In addition, the 144 Hz panel delivers fast response times. Positive: We could not detect any PWM flickering.

315
cd/m²
323
cd/m²
329
cd/m²
305
cd/m²
363
cd/m²
333
cd/m²
312
cd/m²
328
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LG Philips LP156WFG-SPK1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 363 cd/m² Average: 327.1 cd/m² Minimum: 24 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 365 cd/m²
Contrast: 1962:1 (Black: 0.185 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.69 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 1.7
ΔE Greyscale 2.77 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
92.8% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 60.3% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.56
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
LG Philips LP156WFG-SPK1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
AU Optronics AUO80ED, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
Panda LM156LF-2F01 (NCP004D), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
LM156LF-2F01, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
BOE CQ NV156FHM-NX1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Panda LM156LF-2F01, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
Chi Mei CMN150D, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Chi Mei N156HGA-EA3, TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AU Optronics B156HAK02.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Response Times
20%
-164%
-116%
-56%
-131%
-107%
-106%
-157%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
16 (9, 7)
14 (7, 7)
12%
40.8 (19.2, 21.6)
-155%
34 (16, 18)
-113%
25 (13, 12)
-56%
33.6 (18.4, 15.2)
-110%
33.6 (17.2, 16.4)
-110%
44 (23, 21)
-175%
40 (19, 21)
-150%
Response Time Black / White *
11 (7, 4)
8 (4, 4)
27%
30 (16.8, 13.2)
-173%
24 (13, 11)
-118%
17 (9, 8)
-55%
27.6 (15.6, 12)
-151%
22.4 (12.8, 9.6)
-104%
15 (11, 4)
-36%
29 (16, 13)
-164%
PWM Frequency
24750 (42)
250 (30)
Screen
-28%
-55%
-66%
-89%
-79%
-23%
-107%
-33%
Brightness middle
363
301
-17%
287
-21%
280
-23%
305
-16%
271.2
-25%
277
-24%
233
-36%
302
-17%
Brightness
327
298
-9%
271
-17%
254
-22%
294
-10%
252
-23%
248
-24%
211
-35%
291
-11%
Brightness Distribution
84
81
-4%
88
5%
88
5%
70
-17%
79
-6%
83
-1%
82
-2%
84
0%
Black Level *
0.185
0.23
-24%
0.25
-35%
0.15
19%
0.405
-119%
0.53
-186%
0.16
14%
0.405
-119%
0.25
-35%
Contrast
1962
1309
-33%
1148
-41%
1867
-5%
753
-62%
512
-74%
1731
-12%
575
-71%
1208
-38%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.69
4.68
-74%
4.77
-77%
5.89
-119%
6.01
-123%
5.04
-87%
3.6
-34%
8.22
-206%
4.84
-80%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.06
17.15
-239%
19
-275%
21.9
-333%
16.07
-218%
8.53
-69%
18.6
-268%
8.18
-62%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.7
1.87
-10%
3.73
-119%
4.79
-182%
5.12
-201%
4.26
-151%
2.88
-69%
2.63
-55%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.77
5.79
-109%
2.7
3%
4.08
-47%
3.23
-17%
3.4
-23%
1.75
37%
10.13
-266%
4.31
-56%
Gamma
2.56 86%
2.46 89%
2.115 104%
2.33 94%
2.43 91%
2.09 105%
2.23 99%
2.27 97%
2.56 86%
CCT
6385 102%
7706 84%
7187 90%
7303 89%
6818 95%
7079 92%
6695 97%
11323 57%
7318 89%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
60.3
61
1%
43
-29%
37
-39%
36
-40%
37.8
-37%
39
-35%
39
-35%
58
-4%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
92.8
94
1%
61
-34%
58
-37%
56
-40%
59.5
-36%
62
-33%
62
-33%
89
-4%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-4% / -20%
-110% / -72%
-91% / -74%
-73% / -84%
-105% / -87%
-65% / -36%
-107% / -107%
-95% / -52%

* ... 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
11 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 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. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
16 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 7 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 636 (maximum) ms. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.6 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 9668 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The display already shows a good color reproduction out of the box. With a Delta E 2000 color deviation of just under 2.7, the target (Delta E less than 3) is met. The display does not suffer from a blue tint. Moreover, calibration provides for improvements. In this way, the color deviation is reduced to 1.7, and the grayscales are displayed in a more balanced way. The AdobeRGB (60.3%) and sRGB (92.8%) color spaces are not fully reproduced.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)

HP equips the gaming laptop with a viewing-angle stable IPS panel. Thus the screen can be read from any position. Outdoors, the display can be read when the sun is not too bright.

The Pavilion outdoors.
The Pavilion outdoors.

Performance - Pavilion with ultra-powerful APU

With the Pavilion Gaming 15, HP delivers a gaming laptop in the 15.6-inch format. It brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the screen and, thanks to a very strong CPU, cuts a fine figure beyond gaming too. Our test device costs just under 1,200 Euros (~$1,407). In addition, other configuration variants are available. The prices start at just under 700 Euros (~$821).

Processor

The HP laptop has a Ryzen 7 4800H (Renoir) APU on board. The CPU part of the APU consists of an octa-core processor that operates at a base speed of 2.9 GHz. An increase up to 4.2 GHz is possible via Turbo. Simultaneous multithreading (two threads can be processed per core) is supported.

The multithread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks are run at 3.7 to 4.1 GHz (plugged in) and 3 to 3.1 GHz (battery power). The single-thread tests are processed at 1.4 to 4.2 GHz (plugged in and on battery power).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
HWiNFO

We verify if the CPU Turbo is also consistently used when plugged in by running the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test in a continuous loop for at least 30 minutes. Turbo is used to a large extent.

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HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H: Ø1848 (1812.42-1883.86)
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2 Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1119 (1067.81-1225.19)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H: Ø1341 (1313.46-1397.77)
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172 AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H: Ø1753 (1601.6-1850.14)
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 Intel Core i5-10300H, Intel Core i5-10300H: Ø894 (885.9-902.04)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1253 (1225.64-1341.61)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H: Ø1402 (1219.88-1426.74)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H: Ø756 (748.04-769.36)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Ø765 (755.34-779.97)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
187 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1884 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
96.86 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
194 Points ∼100% +4%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Intel Core i7-10750H
192 Points ∼99% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
189 Points ∼97% +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (186 - 189, n=12)
188 Points ∼97% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
187 Points ∼96%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
186 Points ∼96% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
178 Points ∼92% -5%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
176 Points ∼91% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 219, n=630)
162 Points ∼84% -13%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
145 Points ∼75% -22%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
135 Points ∼70% -28%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1884 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (1626 - 1995, n=16)
1854 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1850 Points ∼98% -2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1418 Points ∼75% -25%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1398 (1313.46min - 1397.77max) Points ∼74% -26%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Intel Core i7-10750H
1342 (1225.64min - 1341.61max) Points ∼71% -29%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
1225 (1072.67min - 1192.89max) Points ∼65% -35%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2804, n=637)
933 Points ∼50% -50%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
902 Points ∼48% -52%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
780 Points ∼41% -59%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
769 Points ∼41% -59%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
492 Seconds * ∼100% -91%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
411 Seconds * ∼84% -59%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 901, n=95)
382 Seconds * ∼78% -48%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Intel Core i7-10750H
364 Seconds * ∼74% -41%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
345 Seconds * ∼70% -34%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
337.2 Seconds * ∼69% -31%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (248 - 299, n=10)
266 Seconds * ∼54% -3%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
262.5 Seconds * ∼53% -2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
257.8 Seconds * ∼52%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
52152 MIPS ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (44827 - 53883, n=10)
49281 MIPS ∼94% -6%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
45679 MIPS ∼88% -12%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
37625 MIPS ∼72% -28%
Average of class Gaming
  (3034 - 75612, n=96)
37287 MIPS ∼71% -29%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
36693 MIPS ∼70% -30%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Intel Core i7-10750H
36453 MIPS ∼70% -30%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
26535 MIPS ∼51% -49%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
24322 MIPS ∼47% -53%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Intel Core i7-10750H
4951 MIPS ∼100% +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2480 - 5811, n=96)
4924 MIPS ∼99% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
4903 MIPS ∼99% +4%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
4799 MIPS ∼97% +2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4725 MIPS ∼95%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4666 MIPS ∼94% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (4575 - 4725, n=10)
4664 MIPS ∼94% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4471 MIPS ∼90% -5%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4414 MIPS ∼89% -7%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
491 Points ∼100%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
485 Points ∼99% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (462 - 491, n=12)
480 Points ∼98% -2%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
466 Points ∼95% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
457 Points ∼93% -7%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Intel Core i7-10750H
454 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 524, n=139)
451 Points ∼92% -8%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
436 Points ∼89% -11%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
428 Points ∼87% -13%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
344 Points ∼70% -30%
CPU (Multi Core)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4369 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (3839 - 4663, n=13)
4285 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4257 Points ∼97% -3%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3271 Points ∼75% -25%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3224 Points ∼74% -26%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Intel Core i7-10750H
3049 Points ∼70% -30%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=140)
3017 Points ∼69% -31%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
2766 Points ∼63% -37%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
2155 Points ∼49% -51%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
1728 Points ∼40% -60%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
7984 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (5920 - 8672, n=11)
7567 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=78)
6630 Points ∼83% -17%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Intel Core i7-10750H
6243 Points ∼78% -22%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
6234 Points ∼78% -22%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
5920 Points ∼74% -26%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
5739 Points ∼72% -28%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
5260 Points ∼66% -34%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
4358 Points ∼55% -45%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3448 Points ∼43% -57%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1428, n=78)
1225 Points ∼100% +2%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
1220 Points ∼100% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
1205 Points ∼98% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1196 Points ∼98%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (1154 - 1207, n=11)
1183 Points ∼97% -1%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1166 Points ∼95% -3%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Intel Core i7-10750H
1136 Points ∼93% -5%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1116 Points ∼91% -7%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1108 Points ∼90% -7%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
892 Points ∼73% -25%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
13.3 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (10.8 - 14.1, n=10)
12.4 fps ∼93% -7%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
10.8 fps ∼81% -19%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
10.4 fps ∼78% -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.7 - 19.8, n=95)
10.3 fps ∼77% -23%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Intel Core i7-10750H
10 fps ∼75% -25%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
9.27 fps ∼70% -30%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
8.24 fps ∼62% -38%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.28 fps ∼55% -45%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
73.29 s ∼100% +8%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
67.98 s ∼93%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (28.6 - 95.8, n=10)
65.3 s ∼89% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
64.1 s ∼87% -6%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
56.7 s ∼77% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 95.8, n=72)
56 s ∼76% -18%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
51.25 s ∼70% -25%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Intel Core i7-10750H
49.9 s ∼68% -27%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
28.6 s ∼39% -58%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.647 sec * ∼100% -14%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.639 sec * ∼99% -12%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
0.626 sec * ∼97% -10%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.618 sec * ∼96% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.531 - 1.088, n=76)
0.616 sec * ∼95% -8%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
0.61 sec * ∼94% -7%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.603 sec * ∼93% -6%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (0.568 - 0.603, n=10)
0.583 sec * ∼90% -2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.569 sec * ∼88%

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System performance

The system is fast and smooth. The built-in hardware provides more than enough computing power for all common application areas - gaming, video-editing, image-processing, office applications, and Internet use. This is accompanied by very good PCMark results.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4805 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
5920 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5580 points
PCMark 10 Score
5602 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7491 Points ∼48%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
 
7491 Points ∼48% 0%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
7441 Points ∼48% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11829, n=307)
6474 Points ∼42% -14%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R5 4600H, Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
6285 Points ∼40% -16%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5864 Points ∼38% -22%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
5695 Points ∼37% -24%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
5257 Points ∼34% -30%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
5062 Points ∼33% -32%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
3841 Points ∼25% -49%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3780 Points ∼24% -50%
Productivity
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8130 Points ∼73% +12%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
7922 Points ∼71% +9%
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
7748 Points ∼69% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 9077, n=308)
7347 Points ∼66% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7260 Points ∼65%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
 
7260 Points ∼65% 0%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
7156 Points ∼64% -1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R5 4600H, Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
7130 Points ∼64% -2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
6848 Points ∼61% -6%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
6216 Points ∼56% -14%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5813 Points ∼52% -20%
Essentials
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
9545 Points ∼83% +9%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
9296 Points ∼81% +6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
9169 Points ∼80% +5%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
8806 Points ∼77% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 11266, n=309)
8783 Points ∼77% 0%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8773 Points ∼77%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
 
8773 Points ∼77% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
8751 Points ∼76% 0%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R5 4600H, Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
8624 Points ∼75% -2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
7901 Points ∼69% -10%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7623 Points ∼67% -13%
Score
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
5875 Points ∼67% +5%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5602 Points ∼64%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
 
5602 Points ∼64% 0%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5466 Points ∼62% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7511, n=311)
5339 Points ∼61% -5%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R5 4600H, Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
5221 Points ∼59% -7%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
5095 Points ∼58% -9%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
4892 Points ∼56% -13%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
4612 Points ∼53% -18%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
4565 Points ∼52% -19%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3952 Points ∼45% -29%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4805 Points ∼77%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
 
4805 Points ∼77% 0%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
4698 Points ∼76% -2%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4420 Points ∼71% -8%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R5 4600H, Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
4332 Points ∼70% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=480)
4290 Points ∼69% -11%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
3944 Points ∼64% -18%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
3841 Points ∼62% -20%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
2832 Points ∼46% -41%

DPC latencies

In our standardized latency monitor test (web surfing, 4K video playback, high-load Prime95), we could observe issues with the DPC latencies. The system doesn't seem to be suitable for real-time video and audio-editing.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
8015.6 μs * ∼100% -915%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
1249.3 μs * ∼16% -58%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
1000.2 μs * ∼12% -27%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
797.4 μs * ∼10% -1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
789.9 μs * ∼10%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
775 μs * ∼10% +2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R5 4600H, Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
684.9 μs * ∼9% +13%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The system drive is a 512 GB NVMe SSD (M.2 2280) from Intel that provides good transfer speeds. It's not one of the fastest SSDs, though. The laptop also has room for a 2.5-inch storage device. The SATA slot and mounting frame are available.

An NVMe SSD serves as system drive.
An NVMe SSD serves as system drive.
A 2.5-inch storage drive can also be installed.
A 2.5-inch storage drive can also be installed.
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1820 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 982.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 345.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 461.3 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1608 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 982.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 52.79 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 110 MB/s
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2
SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng
Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng
WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G
Average Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
 
Average of class Gaming
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-4%
0%
15%
1%
-4%
16%
-2%
23%
-2%
17%
Write 4K
110
99.63
-9%
94.71
-14%
219.8
100%
130
18%
125.4
14%
111.5
1%
136.9
24%
148
35%
131 (93.1 - 203, n=25)
19%
117 (67.3 - 246, n=300)
6%
Read 4K
52.79
38.8
-27%
38.91
-26%
50.16
-5%
44.44
-16%
52.73
0%
38.17
-28%
56.97
8%
43.73
-17%
54.2 (44.3 - 65.3, n=25)
3%
43.5 (27.6 - 148, n=300)
-18%
Write Seq
982.8
1117
14%
1056
7%
978.7
0%
1059
8%
943.1
-4%
1515
54%
968.3
-1%
1617
65%
964 (872 - 986, n=25)
-2%
1397 (486 - 4081, n=296)
42%
Read Seq
1608
1030
-36%
1183
-26%
1990
24%
1105
-31%
1383
-14%
1576
-2%
1631
1%
1753
9%
1515 (1291 - 1651, n=25)
-6%
1544 (539 - 5378, n=296)
-4%
Write 4K Q32T1
461.3
445.2
-3%
445.3
-3%
515.8
12%
490.3
6%
437.9
-5%
365.4
-21%
237
-49%
246.3
-47%
358 (210 - 526, n=25)
-22%
365 (278 - 706, n=300)
-21%
Read 4K Q32T1
345.4
331.8
-4%
477.7
38%
298.3
-14%
309.2
-10%
334.9
-3%
504.3
46%
337.1
-2%
368
7%
329 (212 - 346, n=25)
-5%
429 (298 - 898, n=300)
24%
Write Seq Q32T1
982.1
1102
12%
1063
8%
981.7
0%
1053
7%
960.3
-2%
1493
52%
962.7
-2%
1618
65%
973 (920 - 987, n=25)
-1%
1649 (529 - 4413, n=300)
68%
Read Seq Q32T1
1820
2227
22%
2154
18%
1907.2
5%
2261
24%
1530
-16%
2340
29%
1863
2%
3027
66%
1726 (1390 - 1883, n=25)
-5%
2506 (561 - 9006, n=300)
38%
Write 4K Q8T8
980.5
748
756 (214 - 1562, n=15)
Read 4K Q8T8
300.9
345
788 (198 - 1490, n=15)
AS SSD
10%
22%
7%
13%
-17%
7%
-40%
12%
-8%
-63%
Copy Game MB/s
621.19
534.73
-14%
570.83
-8%
895.31
44%
516.99
-17%
104.25
-83%
767.31
24%
761 (104 - 971, n=22)
23%
743 (23 - 5984, n=330)
20%
Copy Program MB/s
313.67
248.35
-21%
342.48
9%
489.85
56%
345.8
10%
223.8
-29%
284.19
-9%
460 (163 - 852, n=22)
47%
375 (8 - 2694, n=330)
20%
Copy ISO MB/s
1301.48
674.64
-48%
748.62
-42%
939.1
-28%
690.78
-47%
565.67
-57%
1639.3
26%
1107 (566 - 1707, n=22)
-15%
1137 (12 - 3474, n=330)
-13%
Score Total
1802
2290
27%
2321
29%
2143
19%
2365
31%
1673
-7%
3298
83%
1077
-40%
1858
3%
1660 (1077 - 1901, n=26)
-8%
2253 (30 - 6232, n=578)
25%
Score Write
1002
878
-12%
960
-4%
1101
10%
952
-5%
940
-6%
1008
1%
285
-72%
673
-33%
896 (285 - 1083, n=26)
-11%
883 (11 - 3011, n=579)
-12%
Score Read
537
945
76%
905
69%
701
31%
938
75%
488
-9%
1543
187%
536
0%
813
51%
509 (459 - 548, n=26)
-5%
914 (10 - 2304, n=579)
70%
Access Time Write *
0.046
0.04
13%
0.031
33%
0.02
57%
0.036
22%
0.137
-198%
0.202
-339%
0.048
-4%
0.037
20%
0.0677 (0.044 - 0.144, n=26)
-47%
0.3174 (0.0163 - 26.9, n=610)
-590%
Access Time Read *
0.07
0.09
-29%
0.064
9%
0.087
-24%
0.061
13%
0.07
-0%
0.155
-121%
0.171
-144%
0.076
-9%
0.0902 (0.048 - 0.24, n=26)
-29%
0.3782 (0.03 - 18.6, n=601)
-440%
4K-64 Write
762.14
711.38
-7%
730.2
-4%
845.47
11%
748.55
-2%
758.75
0%
758.12
-1%
94.12
-88%
416.7
-45%
695 (94.1 - 835, n=26)
-9%
649 (0.43 - 2797, n=612)
-15%
4K-64 Read
325.28
772.96
138%
703.37
116%
472.49
45%
754.86
132%
322.22
-1%
1285.28
295%
325.62
0%
513.03
58%
323 (320 - 326, n=26)
-1%
699 (0.44 - 1954, n=612)
115%
4K Write
153.55
90.08
-41%
123.15
-20%
164.78
7%
103.28
-33%
114
-26%
145.99
-5%
102.08
-34%
104.95
-32%
117 (87 - 170, n=26)
-24%
111 (0.53 - 11894, n=612)
-28%
4K Read
56.57
41.84
-26%
51.52
-9%
60.21
6%
48.04
-15%
49.99
-12%
52.85
-7%
48.06
-15%
39.16
-31%
49.6 (40.1 - 58.5, n=26)
-12%
35.6 (0.35 - 105, n=612)
-37%
Seq Write
867.64
767.34
-12%
1063.92
23%
904
4%
999.82
15%
675.39
-22%
1038.96
20%
890.89
3%
1517.73
75%
842 (374 - 931, n=26)
-3%
1019 (43.6 - 4146, n=612)
17%
Seq Read
1552.88
1304.73
-16%
1503.5
-3%
1682
8%
1347.52
-13%
1157.35
-25%
2048.01
32%
1622.78
5%
2607.12
68%
1374 (907 - 1705, n=26)
-12%
1394 (55.7 - 4886, n=612)
-10%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
3% / 4%
11% / 13%
11% / 10%
7% / 8%
-11% / -12%
12% / 10%
-21% / -26%
18% / 16%
-5% / -6%
-23% / -34%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8: Ø1719 (1525.05-1751.48)
Dell G3 15 3500-G4DG2 GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI: Ø2044 (0.22-2291.95)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI: Ø2243 (1313.66-2273.25)
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172 GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB: Ø255 (246.21-255.55)
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B: Ø2244 (1126.12-2282.12)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8: Ø1320 (1149.67-1348.68)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1206ng GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R5 4600H, Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G: Ø1691 (1074.37-1965.4)

Graphics card

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q graphics core (Turing) belongs to the upper mid-range. Nvidia specifies a speed level between 1,140 MHz (base) and 1,335 MHz (boost) for this DirectX 12 GPU.

Higher clock rates are feasible if the GPU doesn't reach a specified temperature and/or energy threshold. In this way, we register a maximum of 1,869 MHz. Moreover, our The Witcher 3 test is run at an average speed of 1,482 MHz. The GPU can make use of fast GDDR6 graphics memory (6,144 MB).

The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are at a normal level for this GPU. The Vega 7 GPU that's integrated into the processor is active, and the laptop works with Nvidia's Optimus graphics-switching solution.

GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
DXVAChecker (GeForce)
DXVAChecker (GeForce)
DXVAChecker (Radeon)
DXVAChecker (Radeon)
3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (battery power)
3DMark 11 (battery power)
Time Spy
Time Spy
3DMark 11 Performance
17319 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
39942 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
12487 points
3DMark Time Spy Score