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HP ProBook 445 G6 (Ryzen 5 2500U, RX Vega 8, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Finn D. Boerne), 04/30/2019

Ryzen in a business suit. HP's ProBook 445 G6 offers a powerful AMD APU, decent input devices, and a fast NVMe SSD. Unfortunately the display Hewlett Packard selected was very dim.

In HP’s business notebook lineup, the ProBook 400 series represents its entry-level business devices, and the ProBook 445 G6 is a 14-inch contender powered by AMD’s Ryzen APU. The Intel-equipped models, such as the ProBook 440 G6 5TK01EA, carry the 440 G6 branding but are otherwise identical. Its main competitors are the Lenovo ThinkPad E485, the Dell Latitude 14 5495, the Fujitsu LifeBook E548, and the Acer TravelMate X3410-M.

Given that the ProBook 440 G6 and ProBook 445 G6 are mostly identical we are not going to cover case, connectivity, and input devices as part of this review and would like to refer those interested in these aspects to our ProBook 440 G6 review.

HP ProBook 445 G6
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, Core: 1100 MHz, single-channel, Adrenalin 19.4.1 (25.20.15031.1000)
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, single-channel, two slots (one populated)
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, Chi Mei CMN14D4, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD CZ FCH
Storage
SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB, 256 GB 
, 204 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC236 @ AMD K17.1 - Audio Processor - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo jack, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 324.2 x 237.7 ( = 0.71 x 12.76 x 9.36 in)
Battery
45 Wh, 3900 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.55 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, driver DVD, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.6 kg ( = 56.44 oz / 3.53 pounds), Power Supply: 276 g ( = 9.74 oz / 0.61 pounds)
Price
799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Size Comparison

334 mm / 13.1 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 24 mm / 0.945 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs333.4 mm / 13.1 inch 228.9 mm / 9.01 inch 22.45 mm / 0.884 inch 1.7 kg3.73 lbs329 mm / 13 inch 242 mm / 9.53 inch 21.9 mm / 0.862 inch 1.8 kg3.99 lbs328 mm / 12.9 inch 238 mm / 9.37 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.7 kg3.73 lbs324.2 mm / 12.8 inch 237.7 mm / 9.36 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Latitude 14 5495
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
116.6 MB/s ∼100% +51%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.1 MB/s ∼66% 0%
HP ProBook 445 G6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.1 MB/s ∼66%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
73.8 MB/s ∼63% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8 - 186, n=110)
61.5 MB/s ∼53% -20%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
60.5 MB/s ∼52% -22%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
21.76 MB/s ∼19% -72%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
20.9 MB/s ∼18% -73%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell Latitude 14 5495
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
203.2 MB/s ∼100% +137%
HP ProBook 445 G6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.6 MB/s ∼42%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
82.8 MB/s ∼41% -3%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81.9 MB/s ∼40% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (17.7 - 251, n=112)
79.2 MB/s ∼39% -7%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76.1 MB/s ∼37% -11%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
25 MB/s ∼12% -71%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.45 MB/s ∼12% -73%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
633 MBit/s ∼100% +10%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
632 MBit/s ∼100% +10%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
577 (min: 462, max: 630) MBit/s ∼91%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
551 (min: 441, max: 572) MBit/s ∼87% -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (30.9 - 950, n=109)
531 MBit/s ∼84% -8%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
528 MBit/s ∼83% -8%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
452 (min: 329, max: 553) MBit/s ∼71% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
304 MBit/s ∼48% -47%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
670 MBit/s ∼100% +27%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
658 MBit/s ∼98% +25%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
565 (min: 533, max: 587) MBit/s ∼84% +7%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
541 (min: 318, max: 616) MBit/s ∼81% +3%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
527 (min: 323, max: 637) MBit/s ∼79%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
524 MBit/s ∼78% -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (36 - 949, n=109)
521 MBit/s ∼78% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
332 MBit/s ∼50% -37%
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HP ProBook 445 G6 Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø576 (462-630)
Dell Latitude 14 5495 Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø452 (329-553)
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø550 (441-572)
HP ProBook 445 G6 Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø527 (323-637)
Dell Latitude 14 5495 Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø541 (318-616)
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø565 (533-587)

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The matte 14-inch IPS display runs at a native resolution of 1920x1080. While its contrast ratio of 1,761:1 is decent, its maximum brightness of just 196 nits is abysmal and much too low (AMD Vari-Bright was disabled). In addition, what little light made its way through the panel was also very unevenly distributed.

Within our test group the ProBook and the Latitude 14 5495 boasted the dimmest displays. That being said, none of the competitors offered a decently bright display. We consider a display bright enough at levels of 300 nits and above.

Unfortunately, we also discovered PWM flickering at brightness levels of 60% and below at a very low frequency of just 208 Hz. Sensitive users should thus steer clear of this panel to avoid headaches and unnecessary eye strain.

226
cd/m²
231
cd/m²
239
cd/m²
191
cd/m²
200
cd/m²
196
cd/m²
160
cd/m²
162
cd/m²
163
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 239 cd/m² Average: 196.4 cd/m² Minimum: 10.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 67 %
Center on Battery: 200 cd/m²
Contrast: 1176:1 (Black: 0.17 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.26 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 3.15 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
62% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 40% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.31
HP ProBook 445 G6
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Dell Latitude 14 5495
IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
-5%
-21%
3967%
3961%
17%
3886%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 (23, 17)
41.6 (22.8, 18.8)
-4%
44.8 (20.4, 24.4)
-12%
41 (24, 17)
-3%
40.4 (23.2, 17.2)
-1%
34 (18, 16)
15%
42 (22, 20)
-5%
Response Time Black / White *
26 (15, 11)
27.2 (15.6, 11.6)
-5%
33.6 (18, 15.6)
-29%
30 (19, 11)
-15%
35.2 (20.8, 14.4)
-35%
21 (12, 9)
19%
30 (17, 13)
-15%
PWM Frequency
208 (50)
25000 (30)
11919%
25000 (21)
11919%
24500 (20)
11679%
Screen
-14%
-1%
-0%
-18%
-11%
18%
Brightness middle
200
256
28%
289
45%
212
6%
253.1
27%
278
39%
255
28%
Brightness
196
238
21%
271
38%
200
2%
230
17%
240
22%
218
11%
Brightness Distribution
67
85
27%
87
30%
89
33%
77
15%
78
16%
72
7%
Black Level *
0.17
0.23
-35%
0.19
-12%
0.23
-35%
0.3
-76%
0.27
-59%
0.08
53%
Contrast
1176
1113
-5%
1521
29%
922
-22%
844
-28%
1030
-12%
3188
171%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.26
6.2
-46%
5.6
-31%
4.34
-2%
4.71
-11%
5.57
-31%
5.01
-18%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.7
18.2
-88%
20.8
-114%
9.01
7%
20.72
-114%
11.01
-14%
17.44
-80%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.15
3.8
-21%
2.7
14%
2.81
11%
3.4
-8%
4.94
-57%
3
5%
Gamma
2.31 95%
2.5 88%
1.96 112%
2.22 99%
1.997 110%
2.6 85%
2.26 97%
CCT
6882 94%
6643 98%
6506 100%
6286 103%
6266 104%
7322 89%
6185 105%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
40
36.1
-10%
37.2
-7%
39
-2%
40
0%
37
-7%
40
0%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
62
56.9
-8%
58.5
-6%
61
-2%
62
0%
58
-6%
63
2%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
5.2
4.7
3.44
5.63
4.06
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-10% / -12%
-11% / -5%
1984% / 915%
1972% / 900%
3% / -6%
1952% / 911%

* ... smaller is better

Colors were fairly accurate out of the box, and we were able to determine a DeltaE deviation of just 4.26 (ideally you want this to be less than 3). The display did not suffer from a blue tint, but it was not able to cover AdobeRGB or sRGB completely and managed 40% and 62%, respectively.

The ICC profile resulting from our calibration attempts can improve upon color accuracy. Keep in mind to make sure that your display is identical to ours in make and model before applying the profile. Otherwise you may end up impairing instead of improving color accuracy. Many manufacturers source their panels from different suppliers even within the same model range.

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

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
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 11 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. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 17 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. » 44 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (40.5 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 208 Hz ≤ 50 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 208 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 50 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 208 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9596 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel offered very wide viewing angles and remained very well readable from all angles and positions. Outdoor usability was somewhere between extremely difficult and non-existent due to the device’s dim display.

ProBook outdoors. Photo taken in bright sunlight
ProBook outdoors. Photo taken in bright sunlight
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

HP’s ProBook 445 G6 is a 14-inch business notebook. It offers more than enough performance for office and Internet applications, and its comparatively powerful iGPU even allows for graphically demanding use cases. At the time of writing, our review unit sold for around $700. Similar to the Intel-based ProBook 440 G6 a more-expensive SKU with 16 GB of RAM and a cheaper one with an HD display were also available.

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

Processor

The ProBook is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U APU (Raven Ridge). Its quad-core CPU runs at a base clock speed of 2 GHz, is capable of boosting up to 3.6 GHz, and it supports simultaneous multi-threading with two threads per core.

In our multithread Cinebench test the CPU ran at up to 3.1 GHz for a short period of time before it settled at around 2.8-2.9 GHz. In the single-thread test it ran at 1.5-3.6 GHz. At least on mains, that is. The results differed on battery. In the multithread test the CPU started at 2.4 GHz and slowly worked its way up to 2.9-3.1 GHz while the single-thread test was performed at between 1.6 and 2.4 GHz.

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

In order to determine whether or not a CPU is capable of maintaining a high level of CPU turbo boost over long periods of time we run the Cinebench R15 multithread test in a loop for at least 30 minutes. The scores decreased with every iteration between the first and fourth run but remained stable afterwards. CPU turbo was still applied albeit at a very low level.

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HP ProBook 445 G6 AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U: Ø510 (500.4-611.72)
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U: Ø598 (591.81-618.71)
Dell Latitude 14 5495 AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U: Ø620 (605-670)
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø473 (376.73-498.27)
Fujitsu Lifebook E548 Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø505 (497.54-534.95)
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø535 (519.49-572.2)
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø501 (497-532)
CPU clock speeds during our CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds during our CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4403
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
16060
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6929
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
135 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
612 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
34.31 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
180 Points ∼100% +33%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
Intel Core i7-8550U
167 Points ∼93% +24%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel Core i7-8550U
156 Points ∼87% +16%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
148 Points ∼82% +10%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼79% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
139.52 Points ∼78% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  (124 - 142, n=14)
136 Points ∼76% +1%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
135 Points ∼75%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (20 - 184, n=260)
114 Points ∼63% -16%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
670 Points ∼100% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
618 (min: 591.81, max: 618.71) Points ∼92% +1%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
612 Points ∼91%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  (510 - 642, n=15)
597 Points ∼89% -2%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
593 (min: 540, max: 585.81) Points ∼89% -3%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
Intel Core i7-8550U
540 Points ∼81% -12%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
Intel Core i5-8250U
534 Points ∼80% -13%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel Core i7-8550U
472 Points ∼70% -23%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (32 - 721, n=270)
331 Points ∼49% -46%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
7113 Points ∼100% +62%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4403 Points ∼62%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  (4103 - 4473, n=5)
4369 Points ∼61% -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (322 - 6760, n=456)
3126 Points ∼44% -29%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
17662 Points ∼100% +10%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
16060 Points ∼91%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  (13850 - 16466, n=5)
15217 Points ∼86% -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (661 - 20773, n=438)
6980 Points ∼40% -57%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
381 Points ∼100% +7%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
357 Points ∼94%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  (338 - 357, n=3)
351 Points ∼92% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (107 - 397, n=5)
275 Points ∼72% -23%
CPU (Multi Core)
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
1392 Points ∼100% +13%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
1234 Points ∼89%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  (1103 - 1363, n=3)
1233 Points ∼89% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (151 - 1389, n=5)
864 Points ∼62% -30%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
11580 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  (10506 - 11580, n=4)
11168 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1018 - 13703, n=72)
6009 Points ∼52% -48%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  (3234 - 3477, n=4)
3378 Points ∼100% +4%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
3234 Points ∼96%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (592 - 4051, n=72)
2556 Points ∼76% -21%
Geekbench 4.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
13223 Points ∼100% +36%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Dual-Channel)
10871 Points ∼82% +12%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2593 - 15584, n=23)
10005 Points ∼76% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  (9434 - 10871, n=7)
9984 Points ∼76% +3%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
9707 Points ∼73%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
9617 Points ∼73% -1%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
5180 Points ∼100% +47%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1529 - 5280, n=23)
3852 Points ∼74% +9%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Dual-Channel)
3789 Points ∼73% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
3697 Points ∼71% +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  (3275 - 3789, n=7)
3631 Points ∼70% +3%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
3524 Points ∼68%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Subnotebook
  (797 - 30250, n=144)
2029 ms * ∼100% -44%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
1421.4 ms * ∼70% -1%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Edge 44)
1407.8 ms * ∼69%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  (1138 - 1443, n=9)
1342 ms * ∼66% +5%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U (Edge)
1328.5 ms * ∼65% +6%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel Core i7-8550U (Microsoft Edge 44.17763.1.0)
1137.3 ms * ∼56% +19%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge)
1133.5 ms * ∼56% +19%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U (EDGE: 42.17134.1.0)
1009.2 ms * ∼50% +28%
Octane V2 - Total Score
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U (EDGE: 42.17134.1.0)
37824 Points ∼100% +40%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U (Edge)
27696 Points ∼73% +2%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Edge 44)
27066 Points ∼72%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge)
26033 Points ∼69% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  (21539 - 29587, n=9)
25830 Points ∼68% -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3963 - 41665, n=136)
25011 Points ∼66% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
24313 Points ∼64% -10%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel Core i7-8550U (Microsoft Edge 44.17763.1.0)
21346 Points ∼56% -21%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Subnotebook
  (39.6 - 55.5, n=3)
49.5 runs/min ∼100% +25%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Edge 44)
39.6 runs/min ∼80%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  (37.5 - 39.6, n=2)
38.6 runs/min ∼78% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
37.5 runs/min ∼76% -5%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Edge 44)
160 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
 
160 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (84 - 202, n=3)
149 Points ∼93% -7%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system felt very smooth and snappy, and we did not encounter any issues during our test period. The system was more than powerful enough to run all office and Internet applications, which its more than decent PCMark benchmark results bore testament to. A minor performance improvement would be possible by adding a second RAM module and enabling dual-channel mode.

PCMark 7 Score
6304 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3218 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3126 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4379 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, 2500U (Dual-Channel)
3363 Points ∼100% +10%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
3076 Points ∼91% +1%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
GeForce MX130, 8550U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3071 Points ∼91% 0%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, 2500U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
3059 Points ∼91%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
Vega 8, 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3014 Points ∼90% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (2351 - 3363, n=11)
2940 Points ∼87% -4%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
2765 Points ∼82% -10%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
2553 Points ∼76% -17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (534 - 3704, n=76)
2405 Points ∼72% -21%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
Vega 10, 2700U, Intel SSDSCKKF256G8
2206 Points ∼66% -28%
Productivity
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
7230 Points ∼100% +35%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, 2500U (Dual-Channel)
5574 Points ∼77% +4%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
GeForce MX130, 8550U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
5437 Points ∼75% +2%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, 2500U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
5351 Points ∼74%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
5280 Points ∼73% -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1014 - 7281, n=76)
5165 Points ∼71% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
Vega 8, 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4964 Points ∼69% -7%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (3113 - 5574, n=11)
4510 Points ∼62% -16%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
4366 Points ∼60% -18%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
Vega 10, 2700U, Intel SSDSCKKF256G8
3571 Points ∼49% -33%
Essentials
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
7897 Points ∼100% +14%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
7703 Points ∼98% +11%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
GeForce MX130, 8550U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
7368 Points ∼93% +6%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, 2500U (Dual-Channel)
7247 Points ∼92% +5%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, 2500U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
6933 Points ∼88%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2062 - 8549, n=76)
6698 Points ∼85% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
Vega 8, 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
6646 Points ∼84% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (5288 - 7247, n=11)
6411 Points ∼81% -8%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
Vega 10, 2700U, Intel SSDSCKKF256G8
5957 Points ∼75% -14%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
5929 Points ∼75% -14%
Score
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
4015 Points ∼100% +16%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, 2500U (Dual-Channel)
3685 Points ∼92% +6%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
GeForce MX130, 8550U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3565 Points ∼89% +3%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, 2500U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
3470 Points ∼86%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
3460 Points ∼86% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
Vega 8, 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3321 Points ∼83% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (2501 - 3685, n=11)
3144 Points ∼78% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (743 - 4344, n=79)
3094 Points ∼77% -11%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
2898 Points ∼72% -16%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
Vega 10, 2700U, Intel SSDSCKKF256G8
2585 Points ∼64% -26%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
5160 Points ∼100% +18%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
GeForce MX130, 8550U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
5030 Points ∼97% +15%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
4893 Points ∼95% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
Vega 8, 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4870 Points ∼94% +11%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, 2500U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
4379 Points ∼85%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (3437 - 4870, n=10)
4187 Points ∼81% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1283 - 5363, n=201)
4024 Points ∼78% -8%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
Vega 10, 2700U, Intel SSDSCKKF256G8
2438 Points ∼47% -44%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
4071 Points ∼100% +27%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
GeForce MX130, 8550U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3578 Points ∼88% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
Vega 8, 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3550 Points ∼87% +10%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
3386 Points ∼83% +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (3049 - 3550, n=13)
3341 Points ∼82% +4%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
Vega 10, 2700U, Intel SSDSCKKF256G8
3256 Points ∼80% +1%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, 2500U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
3218 Points ∼79%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
3076 Points ∼76% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1027 - 4182, n=229)
3025 Points ∼74% -6%

Storage Devices

For the ProBook 445 G6, HP opted for an M.2-2280 256-GB large SK Hynix NVMe SSD. Out of the box around 204 GB was available to the user, and the rest was taken up by the Windows installation and the recovery partition. Transfer rates were decent; however, the SSD was not capable of keeping up with the big names in the NVMe SSD field.

The 445 G6 also features a free 2.5-inch HDD bay. A SATA III connector is installed; however, the mounting frame to hold the drive in place is missing.

Internal SSD
Internal SSD
2.5-inch drive bay
2.5-inch drive bay
SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
Sequential Read: 1159 MB/s
Sequential Write: 804.7 MB/s
512K Read: 948 MB/s
512K Write: 520 MB/s
4K Read: 39.59 MB/s
4K Write: 92.89 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 286.1 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 234.3 MB/s
HP ProBook 445 G6
SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Dell Latitude 14 5495
Intel SSDSCKKF256G8
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
Average SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
25%
14%
-47%
-29%
-39%
-43%
2%
Write 4K
110.4
117.6
7%
72.17
-35%
48.45
-56%
113.3
3%
83.19
-25%
85.44
-23%
110 (87.3 - 133, n=6)
0%
Read 4K
39.46
32.61
-17%
35.25
-11%
25.11
-36%
28.65
-27%
16.66
-58%
26.4
-33%
36.6 (20 - 42.6, n=6)
-7%
Write Seq
807.5
526.8
-35%
1411.91
75%
341.2
-58%
428.7
-47%
384.3
-52%
402.5
-50%
699 (571 - 808, n=6)
-13%
Read Seq
1130
2181
93%
1523.25
35%
520.6
-54%
435.2
-61%
466.8
-59%
461.2
-59%
1057 (866 - 1130, n=6)
-6%
Write 4K Q32T1
260.8
507.5
95%
102.06
-61%
202
-23%
274.6
5%
269.7
3%
175.8
-33%
359 (236 - 492, n=6)
38%
Read 4K Q32T1
308
352.1
14%
170.91
-45%
243.5
-21%
326.5
6%
260
-16%
228.8
-26%
339 (249 - 466, n=6)
10%
Write Seq Q32T1
816.3
526.3
-36%
1429.4
75%
320.8
-61%
504.7
-38%
532.1
-35%
442.9
-46%
813 (809 - 817, n=6)
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
1783
3135
76%
3203.7
80%
555.2
-69%
530.2
-70%
544.5
-69%
522.1
-71%
1670 (1610 - 1783, n=6)
-6%

GPU Performance

All things graphics are handled by AMD’s integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU with support for DirectX 12 and clock speeds of up to 1,100 MHz. In 3DMark, it performed at a level expected of this GPU. Adding a second RAM module and enabling dual-channel mode would further improve GPU performance.

3D Mark 11 (single-channel)
3D Mark 11 (single-channel)
3D Mark 11 (dual-channel)
3D Mark 11 (dual-channel)
3DMark 06 Standard
11098 points
3DMark 11 Performance
3198 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
63828 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
10876 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1711 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
627 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Dual-Channel)
3900 Points ∼100% +23%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (1668 - 4317, n=19)
3265 Points ∼84% +3%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i7-8550U
3203 Points ∼82% +1%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
3164 Points ∼81%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
3080 Points ∼79% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
2757 Points ∼71% -13%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
1815 Points ∼47% -43%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
1546 Points ∼40% -51%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1533 Points ∼39% -52%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (230 - 4905, n=349)
1256 Points ∼32% -60%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Dual-Channel)
735 Points ∼100% +32%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (523 - 742, n=7)
635 Points ∼86% +14%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
556 Points ∼76%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (85 - 1130, n=32)
494 Points ∼67% -11%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Dual-Channel)
2669 Points ∼100% +38%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i7-8550U
2495 Points ∼93% +29%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (1095 - 2901, n=17)
2072 Points ∼78% +7%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
1940 Points ∼73%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
1835 Points ∼69% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
1647 Points ∼62% -15%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
1191 Points ∼45% -39%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
1108 Points ∼42% -43%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (222 - 3726, n=229)
1035 Points ∼39% -47%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Dual-Channel)
19351 Points ∼100% +42%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i7-8550U
14880 Points ∼77% +9%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (7309 - 19351, n=17)
13863 Points ∼72% +2%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
13634 Points ∼70%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
10773 Points ∼56% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
10209 Points ∼53% -25%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
9599 Points ∼50% -30%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
8957 Points ∼46% -34%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1484 - 22615, n=257)
7529 Points ∼39% -45%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (DirectX 12, Dual-Channel)
40.6 fps ∼100% +32%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (30.8 - 40.6, n=2)
35.7 fps ∼88% +16%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (DirectX 12)
30.8 fps ∼76%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6.1 - 40.6, n=3)
25.8 fps ∼64% -16%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (DirectX 12, Dual-Channel)
22.2 fps ∼100% +17%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (19 - 22.2, n=2)
20.6 fps ∼93% +8%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (DirectX 12)
19 fps ∼86%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3.7 - 22.2, n=3)
15 fps ∼68% -21%
Normal Tier Onscreen
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (DirectX 12, Dual-Channel)
51.8 fps ∼100% +13%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (45.9 - 51.8, n=2)
48.9 fps ∼94% +7%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (DirectX 12)
45.9 fps ∼89%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8.7 - 51.8, n=3)
35.5 fps ∼69% -23%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (DirectX 12, Dual-Channel)
53 fps ∼100% +16%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (45.5 - 53, n=2)
49.3 fps ∼93% +8%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (DirectX 12)
45.5 fps ∼86%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (9.8 - 53, n=3)
36.1 fps ∼68% -21%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Dual-Channel)
41.8 fps ∼100% +34%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (31.1 - 41.8, n=3)
36.1 fps ∼86% +16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7.5 - 62, n=9)
32.3 fps ∼77% +4%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
31.1 fps ∼74%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Dual-Channel)
45.6 fps ∼100% +46%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (31.2 - 45.6, n=3)
38.2 fps ∼84% +22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7.9 - 56.6, n=9)
34.8 fps ∼76% +12%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
31.2 fps ∼68%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Dual-Channel)
162 fps ∼100% +27%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (128 - 162, n=4)
144 fps ∼89% +13%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
127.911 fps ∼79%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (33.3 - 210, n=20)
105 fps ∼65% -18%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Dual-Channel)
176.1 fps ∼100% +47%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (59.3 - 176, n=4)
127 fps ∼72% +6%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
119.9 fps ∼68%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (24.8 - 210, n=17)
68.3 fps ∼39% -43%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Average of class Subnotebook
  (18.2 - 200, n=17)
59.1 fps ∼100% +78%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Dual-Channel)
36.5 fps ∼62% +10%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (32.1 - 36.5, n=3)
33.9 fps ∼57% +2%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
33.2 fps ∼56%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Dual-Channel)
36.1 fps ∼100% +14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10.3 - 113, n=15)
36 fps ∼100% +13%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (31.1 - 36.1, n=3)
33 fps ∼91% +4%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
31.8 fps ∼88%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Dual-Channel)
45.9 fps ∼100% +26%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (13.4 - 92.1, n=11)
41.8 fps ∼91% +15%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (36.3 - 45.9, n=3)
39.9 fps ∼87% +10%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
36.3 fps ∼79%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Dual-Channel)
45.5 fps ∼100% +29%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (35.2 - 45.5, n=3)
39.6 fps ∼87% +13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7.8 - 83.6, n=10)
37.2 fps ∼82% +6%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
35.2 fps ∼77%
Geekbench 4.3 - Compute OpenCL Score
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Dual-Channel)
32766 Points ∼100% +29%
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
31910 Points ∼97% +25%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
31464 Points ∼96% +23%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (24793 - 39262, n=10)
30465 Points ∼93% +20%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7605 - 41754, n=22)
26966 Points ∼82% +6%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
25487 Points ∼78%

Gaming Performance

Many of the games in our database can be enjoyed smoothly on the ProBook 445 G6, albeit that list is mostly limited to either older or less-demanding titles. In these cases lowering the resolution to HD (1366x768) and reducing details to either low or medium will allow you to play those games. Some games will even allow more. Modern games released in 2018 and 2019 are less likely to be playable. Adding a second RAM module and enabling dual-channel mode will boost frame rates somewhat; however, demanding games such as Metro Exodus will remain unplayable nonetheless.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 88.254.542.813.9fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 30.519.69.26.3fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 21877fps
BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX130
80.21 fps ∼100% +47%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Dual-Channel)
76.2 fps ∼95% +40%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
54.5 fps ∼68%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (54.5 - 76.2, n=6)
51.8 fps ∼65% -5%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
34.3 fps ∼43% -37%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
32 fps ∼40% -41%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8 - 110, n=172)
31.5 fps ∼39% -42%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
26.26 fps ∼33% -52%
The Witcher 3 - 1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX130
47.3 fps ∼100% +55%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
33 fps ∼70% +8%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
  (22 - 42.3, n=7)
32.5 fps ∼69% +7%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
30.5 fps ∼64%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7.4 - 70.5, n=51)
25.2 fps ∼53% -17%

Emissions

System Noise

The ProBook remained fairly quiet regardless of load. The fan is off more often than not when idle, and the device is completely silent. However, the tiniest bit of load is enough for the fan to ramp up and start producing an annoying squealing sound even at low speeds. It can get very fast under load but remained acceptably loud at just 37 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
30.5 / 30.5 / 31.6 dB(A)
Load
36.7 / 37 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
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: 30.5 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.432.333.532.432.42534.131.631.330.434.13132.233.632.43032.24030.230.931.831.130.25029.329.729.429.529.3632930.532.329298026.326.42826.826.310026.626.526.626.726.612526.125.925.824.826.116025.425.125.524.225.420023.624.623.523.923.625023.223.522.322.523.231522.122.722.621.722.140021.722.722.320.921.750020.622.221.919.820.66302022.922.819.62080019.623.123.218.619.610002025.425.418.520125019.724.724.317.919.7160019.626.126.117.719.6200019.125.725.717.519.1250019.326.626.717.519.3315019.526.626.617.719.5400018.82928.617.818.8500018.82423.917.918.8630018.821.421.21818.880001920.219.918.319100001919.819.718.2191250018.919.719.318.218.91600018.919.519.218.318.9SPL31.737.237.130.531.7N1.52.52.41.31.5median 19.6median 24median 23.5median 18.3median 19.6Delta21.81.82.12hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP ProBook 445 G6
HP ProBook 445 G6
2500U, Vega 8
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
8565U, UHD Graphics 620
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
2500U, Vega 8
Dell Latitude 14 5495
2700U, Vega 10
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
8550U, UHD Graphics 620
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
8250U, UHD Graphics 620
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
8550U, GeForce MX130
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
 
Average of class Subnotebook
 
Noise
7%
5%
-2%
8%
4%
1%
2%
2%
off / environment *
30.5
29.4
4%
29.4
4%
30.7
-1%
28.2
8%
30
2%
30.2
1%
29.9 (28.1 - 31.8, n=16)
2%
29.9 (27.6 - 31.6, n=126)
2%
Idle Minimum *
30.5
29.4
4%
29.4
4%
30.7
-1%
28.2
8%
30
2%
30.2
1%
30.4 (28.1 - 32.8, n=16)
-0%
29.6 (27.9 - 37.6, n=593)
3%
Idle Average *
30.5
29.4
4%
29.4
4%
30.7
-1%
28.2
8%
30
2%
30.2
1%
30.6 (28.9 - 32.8, n=16)
-0%
30.3 (27.9 - 48.5, n=593)
1%
Idle Maximum *
31.6
30.2
4%
31.2
1%
30.7
3%
28.2
11%
30
5%
30.2
4%
31.3 (28.9 - 34.2, n=16)
1%
30.9 (27.9 - 44.2, n=593)
2%
Load Average *
36.7
31.8
13%
32.7
11%
35.4
4%
33.2
10%
35.3
4%
36.8
-0%
34.3 (31.2 - 39.4, n=16)
7%
34.2 (28.6 - 49.7, n=591)
7%
Load Maximum *
37
33.1
11%
35.3
5%
43
-16%
35.6
4%
33.9
8%
36.8
1%
35.4 (31.2 - 45.3, n=16)
4%
39 (30.2 - 53.8, n=593)
-5%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

ProBook stress test
ProBook stress test

Our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark running simultaneously for at least one full hour) was performed identically on battery and on mains. During the first few minutes the CPU ran at clock speeds of 2.4-2.6 GHz while the GPU ran at 660 MHz. After around 3-4 minutes the clock speeds started to slowly decrease, and both CPU and GPU bottomed out after roughly 7 minutes at 1.6 GHz and 200 MHz, respectively. They remained at these levels throughout the remainder of the test.

All things considered, the notebook remained fairly cool. We were able to detect just one single hot spot of more than 40 °C while running our stress test, and temperatures were much lower in more common usage scenarios. Keep in mind that our stress test is an extreme load scenario that rarely ever occurs in the real world. We use this test to detect and reveal potential stability issues.

Max. Load
 33.6 °C
92 F
35.5 °C
96 F
34.1 °C
93 F
 
 32.6 °C
91 F
36 °C
97 F
34.9 °C
95 F
 
 29.7 °C
85 F
27 °C
81 F
29.7 °C
85 F
 
Maximum: 36 °C = 97 F
Average: 32.6 °C = 91 F
32 °C
90 F
32.2 °C
90 F
43 °C
109 F
38 °C
100 F
38.2 °C
101 F
30.9 °C
88 F
28.1 °C
83 F
27.1 °C
81 F
27.8 °C
82 F
Maximum: 43 °C = 109 F
Average: 33 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  46 °C = 115 F | Room Temperature 24.4 °C = 76 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.6 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 30.7 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 35.8 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22 to 57 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 40.1 °C / 104 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 29.7 °C / 85.5 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.6 °C / 83.5 F (-1.1 °C / -2 F).
Heat map top (load)
Heat map top (load)
Heat map bottom (load)
Heat map bottom (load)
Heat map top (idle)
Heat map top (idle)
Heat map bottom (idle)
Heat map bottom (idle)
HP ProBook 445 G6
2500U, Vega 8
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
8565U, UHD Graphics 620
Lenovo ThinkPad E485-20KU000NGE
2500U, Vega 8
Dell Latitude 14 5495
2700U, Vega 10
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
8550U, UHD Graphics 620
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
8250U, UHD Graphics 620
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50DD
8550U, GeForce MX130
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
 
Average of class Subnotebook
 
Heat
4%
-4%
6%
8%
-1%
-4%
1%
-7%
Maximum Upper Side *
36
38.3
-6%
42.3
-18%
37.1
-3%
35.2
2%
40.3
-12%
48.4
-34%
39.9 (36 - 45.6, n=16)
-11%
41.1 (28.4 - 57, n=600)
-14%
Maximum Bottom *
43
50.5
-17%
45.2
-5%
45.6
-6%
39.4
8%
42.6
1%
45
-5%
42.7 (33.8 - 50.6, n=16)
1%
43.6 (24.3 - 66.2, n=600)
-1%
Idle Upper Side *
29.6
24.6
17%
28.8
3%
24.6
17%
27.6
7%
28
5%
27.2
8%
28.6 (23.7 - 38.6, n=16)
3%
29.7 (22 - 42, n=523)
-0%
Idle Bottom *
31.9
25.4
20%
30.7
4%
26.6
17%
27.8
13%
31
3%
27.2
15%
29 (23.5 - 34.2, n=16)
9%
36.1 (21.6 - 2625, n=523)
-13%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

The ProBook’s stereo speakers are located above the keyboard behind a perforated cover. They performed decently overall but lacked bass. We recommend using external headphones or speakers for an improved and enjoyable audio experience.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The ProBook’s power consumption was inconspicuous. When idle, the power meter read 9.8 W max, and thus more than its Intel-equipped twin. During our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark running simultaneously for at least one hour) it read 39.7 W. The power supply is rated at 45 W.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.25 / 0.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.8 / 6.9 / 9.8 Watt
Load midlight 35 / 39.7 Watt