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HP ZBook 14u G6 laptop review: The mobile workstation has problems with performance

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Andreas Osthoff (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 10/06/2019

EliteBook with professional graphics. With the ZBook 14u G6, Hewlett Packard delivers a mobile workstation that offers good input devices and a great display. In addition, there's also a docking port, good battery life and a Thunderbolt 3 port. However, the laptop isn't able to fully develop its computing power.

The HP ZBook 14u G6 is a sleek, 14-inch mobile workstation. The device is not unknown to us. This is the identically constructed successor of the ZBook 14u G5. HP is carrying out primarily a model revision with the new version and has updated the core components. Our review device is powered by a Core i7-8565U processor and a Radeon Pro WX 3200 graphics core.

Direct competitors are not currently available in our database. This includes, for example, the Lenovo ThinkPad P43s. A review of this workstation will follow in the next weeks. That's why we're using the Dell Precision 5530 and Lenovo ThinkPad P52s to grade the ZBook. These devices are at a similar price level.

Since the ZBook 14u G6 is identical in construction to the ZBook 14u G5 and the EliteBook 840 G5, we won't go into the case, the connectivity, the input devices and the speakers. The corresponding information can be found in our reviews for the ZBook 14u G5 and the EliteBook 840 G5.

HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA (ZBook 14u G6 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 - 4096 MB, Core: 1082 MHz, Memory: 1000 MHz, single-channel, 128-bit interface, Adrenalin 19.10.02.01 (25.20.11024.6001), Enduro
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 2666, single-channel, two slots (one slot occupied)
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, Chi Mei CMN14E0, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, 512 GB 
, , 439 GB free
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: combo audio, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 326 x 234.4 ( = 0.7 x 12.83 x 9.23 in)
Battery
50 Wh, 4330 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, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.48 kg ( = 52.21 oz / 3.26 pounds), Power Supply: 334 g ( = 11.78 oz / 0.74 pounds)
Price
1699 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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#compare_competitor

RatingDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionBest Price
81%10/2019HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
8565U, Radeon Pro WX 3200
1.5 kg17.9 mm14"1920x1080
81%05/2018HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
8550U, Radeon Pro WX 3100
1.6 kg18 mm14"1920x1080
83%10/2018Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
8706G, WX Vega M GL
2 kg16 mm15.6"3840x2160
83%06/2018Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
8550U, Quadro P500
2.2 kg20.2 mm15.6"1920x1080

Size comparison

365.8 mm / 14.4 inch 252.8 mm / 9.95 inch 20.2 mm / 0.795 inch 2.2 kg4.9 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs326 mm / 12.8 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.6 kg3.47 lbs326 mm / 12.8 inch 234.4 mm / 9.23 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.26 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Workstation
  (292 - 1557, n=53)
659 MBit/s ∼100% +2%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
644 MBit/s ∼98%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
630 MBit/s ∼96% -2%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
619 MBit/s ∼94% -4%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
609 MBit/s ∼92% -5%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
676 MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (83 - 1642, n=53)
600 MBit/s ∼89% -11%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
510 MBit/s ∼75% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
505 MBit/s ∼75% -25%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
479 MBit/s ∼71% -29%

Display - The ZBook G6 comes with a great display

The matte 14-inch display of the ZBook 14 has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Brightness (420.2 cd/m²) and contrast (1410:1) are good. The display offers a significantly higher maximum brightness than the display installed in the previous model. The brightness distribution is also pleasing at a value of 92%. Positive: The display doesn't show PWM flickering.

Pixel array
Pixel array
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding
430
cd/m²
422
cd/m²
419
cd/m²
420
cd/m²
437
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
412
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
408
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei CMN14E0
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 437 cd/m² Average: 420.2 cd/m² Minimum: 21.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 439 cd/m²
Contrast: 1410:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.6 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 0.8
ΔE Greyscale 4.5 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
99.6% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 65.4% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.2
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
-20%
-60%
-59%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40.4 (20.4, 20)
39.6 (20.4, 19.2)
2%
49.6 (25.2, 24.4)
-23%
47.2 (25.2, 22)
-17%
Response Time Black / White *
19.2 (8.4, 10.8)
27.2 (16.4, 10.8)
-42%
37.6 (20.4, 17.2)
-96%
38.4 (22.8, 15.6)
-100%
PWM Frequency
990.1 (25)
21550 (91)
Screen
-78%
-33%
-75%
Brightness middle
437
234
-46%
430.9
-1%
291
-33%
Brightness
420
215
-49%
398
-5%
284
-32%
Brightness Distribution
92
85
-8%
79
-14%
91
-1%
Black Level *
0.31
0.16
48%
0.35
-13%
0.11
65%
Contrast
1410
1463
4%
1231
-13%
2645
88%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.6
5.7
-119%
3.29
-27%
6.7
-158%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.5
18.4
-183%
7.46
-15%
20.2
-211%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.8
4.2
-425%
3.58
-348%
4.5
-463%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.5
4.7
-4%
2.6
42%
4.5
-0%
Gamma
2.2 100%
2.38 92%
2.19 100%
2.28 96%
CCT
6809 95%
6730 97%
6870 95%
7503 87%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
65.4
38.3
-41%
87.2
33%
39.6
-39%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.6
60.4
-39%
100
0%
61.7
-38%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-49% / -69%
-47% / -37%
-67% / -72%

* ... smaller is better

The screen shows a good color reproduction out of the box. With a Delta E 2000 color deviation of 2.6, the target (Delta E less than 3) is reached. The display doesn't suffer from a blue tint. An improvement can be achieved by calibrating the screen. This reduces the color deviation to 0.8, and the grayscales are displayed in a more balanced way. Good: Almost 100% of the sRGB color space is covered (99.6%). With the AdobeRGB color space, the rate is 65.4%.

The color profile provided by us can improve the display's color reproduction according to the calibration we perform. It's important to make sure that the same display model (manufacturer + model number) as in our review device is installed. Otherwise, the color reproduction may become worse instead of improving. Panels from different manufacturers are often used within the same laptop model series.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
ZBook vs. sRGB
ZBook vs. sRGB
ZBook vs. AdobeRGB
ZBook vs. AdobeRGB

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
19.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8.4 ms rise
↘ 10.8 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. » 22 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20.4 ms rise
↘ 20 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. » 49 % 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 ≤ 50 % brightness setting

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9338 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

HP has equipped the ZBook with an IPS panel that shows stable viewing angles. Thus, the screen can be read from any position. Due to the high maximum brightness of the display, it can also be read outdoors.

The ZBook in outdoor use
The ZBook in outdoor use
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - The HP workstation can't unfold its full performance in a stable way

With the ZBook 14u G6, Hewlett Packard has a 14-inch workstation in its range. The review device provided to us is available for about 1,700 Euros (~$1,865). Other configuration options are available. Prices start at around 1,350 Euros (~$1,481).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
Intel XTU
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon
 
 

Processor

The ZBook has a Core i7-8565U (Whiskey Lake) quad-core processor on board. The Core i7 operates at a base speed of 1.8 GHz. Through Turbo, an increase to 4.1 GHz (all four cores), 4.5 GHz (two cores) and 4.6 GHz (one core) is possible, respectively.

The multithread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks are run for a short time at 3.2 to 4.1 GHz. The clock speed then drops to 2.1 to 2.2 GHz. The single-thread tests are processed at 3.7 to 3.8 GHz. On battery power, the speeds range from 1.6 to 1.8 GHz (multithread) and 1.6 to 2.3 GHz (single-thread), respectively.

Many HP laptops - including the ZBook - have a BIOS option that specifies that the CPU should also run at high speeds on battery power. HP has removed this option with the current BIOS version, 01.03.00 Rev.A, from September 27, 2019. This BIOS update shouldn't be omitted since it fixes many security vulnerabilities as well.

Multithread (plugged in)
Multithread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)
Multithread (on battery power)
Multithread (on battery power)
Single-thread (on battery power)
Single-thread (on battery power)

We test whether Turbo is used consistently when plugged in by running the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test continuously in a loop for a minimum of 30 minutes. The results fall slightly from the first to the second pass and then remain at a constant level. Turbo is used to a very small extent.

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HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø473 (469.58-493.18)
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø494 (480.52-530.29)
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 Intel Core i7-8706G, Intel Core i7-8706G: Ø748 (717.21-781.39)
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø628 (590.15-701.69)
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø502 (492-518.79)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5996
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
14355
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
9857
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
493 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
79 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
169 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-8706G
172 Points ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Intel Core i7-8550U
171 Points ∼99% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (73.1 - 193, n=48)
170 Points ∼99% +1%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Intel Core i7-8550U
169 Points ∼98% 0%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
169 Points ∼98%
Average of class Workstation
  (117 - 214, n=101)
160 Points ∼93% -5%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Workstation
  (260 - 1623, n=104)
774 Points ∼100% +57%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-8706G
767 Points ∼99% +56%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Intel Core i7-8550U
719 Points ∼93% +46%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (361 - 815, n=49)
586 Points ∼76% +19%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Intel Core i7-8550U
531 Points ∼69% +8%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
493 Points ∼64%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (2682 - 8906, n=16)
6571 Points ∼100% +10%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-8706G
6549 Points ∼100% +9%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Intel Core i7-8550U
6428 Points ∼98% +7%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
5996 Points ∼91%
Average of class Workstation
  (3094 - 9734, n=93)
5497 Points ∼84% -8%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-8706G
24130 Points ∼100% +68%
Average of class Workstation
  (3806 - 50439, n=94)
20280 Points ∼84% +41%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Intel Core i7-8550U
17449 Points ∼72% +22%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (3806 - 23118, n=16)
16983 Points ∼70% +18%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
14355 Points ∼59%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Workstation
  (374 - 465, n=10)
434 Points ∼100% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (176 - 472, n=17)
394 Points ∼91% 0%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
393 Points ∼91%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Workstation
  (988 - 2791, n=11)
2199 Points ∼100% +95%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (880 - 1645, n=17)
1221 Points ∼56% +8%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
1130 Points ∼51%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Workstation
  (5939 - 21185, n=14)
13101 Points ∼100% +6%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
12367 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (10521 - 13703, n=12)
12071 Points ∼92% -2%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (3340 - 4820, n=12)
3882 Points ∼100% +8%
Average of class Workstation
  (2964 - 4269, n=14)
3708 Points ∼96% +4%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
3578 Points ∼92%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Workstation
  (8278 - 28625, n=19)
19711 Points ∼100% +29%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-8706G
16256 Points ∼82% +6%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
15301 Points ∼78%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (8142 - 16968, n=29)
14262 Points ∼72% -7%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Workstation
  (4077 - 6068, n=19)
5191 Points ∼100% 0%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
5171 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (2357 - 5547, n=29)
5053 Points ∼97% -2%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-8706G
5011 Points ∼97% -3%
Geekbench 5
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Workstation
  (3159 - 7072, n=8)
4631 Points ∼100% +46%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (3159 - 3803, n=4)
3374 Points ∼73% +6%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
3176 Points ∼69%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (1188 - 1229, n=4)
1206 Points ∼100% +1%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
1197 Points ∼99%
Average of class Workstation
  (1135 - 1243, n=8)
1197 Points ∼99% 0%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44)
1172.4 ms * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge 41.16299.402.0)
1143.9 ms * ∼98% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (730 - 2622, n=40)
1100 ms * ∼94% +6%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-8706G (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
1096.8 ms * ∼94% +6%
Average of class Workstation
  (1055 - 2263, n=51)
1069 ms * ∼91% +9%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Intel Core i7-8550U (EDGE: 41.16299.15.0)
929.9 ms * ∼79% +21%
Octane V2 - Total Score
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Intel Core i7-8550U (EDGE: 41.16299.15.0)
35855 Points ∼100% +5%
Average of class Workstation
  (14774 - 44780, n=48)
35377 Points ∼99% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (13935 - 49795, n=40)
34671 Points ∼97% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge 41.16299.402.0)
34200 Points ∼95% 0%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44)
34031 Points ∼95%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-8706G (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
28486 Points ∼79% -16%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Workstation
  (176 - 316, n=47)
255 Points ∼100% +4%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Intel Core i7-8550U (EDGE: 41.16299.15.0)
252.66 Points ∼99% +3%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-8706G (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
248.86 Points ∼98% +1%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44)
246.2 Points ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge 41.16299.402.0)
243.1 Points ∼95% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (108 - 277, n=33)
238 Points ∼93% -3%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

The good results in the PCMark benchmarks confirm that the laptop has sufficient computing power for all common applications. A slight increase in overall performance would be possible by activating dual-channel mode. For this purpose, a second memory module would have to be installed into the computer.

The ZBook has two memory slots.
The ZBook has two memory slots.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3954 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3901 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4885 points
Help
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Workstation
  (2329 - 8528, n=44)
5180 Points ∼100% +38%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
WX Vega M GL, 8706G, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
5020 Points ∼97% +34%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3759 Points ∼73%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Radeon Pro WX 3100, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
3473 Points ∼67% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (2905 - 3759, n=2)
3332 Points ∼64% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Quadro P500, 8550U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2609 Points ∼50% -31%
Productivity
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7429 Points ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (3998 - 8307, n=44)
7056 Points ∼95% -5%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
WX Vega M GL, 8706G, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
7009 Points ∼94% -6%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Radeon Pro WX 3100, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
6944 Points ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (3998 - 7429, n=2)
5714 Points ∼77% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Quadro P500, 8550U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5660 Points ∼76% -24%
Essentials
Average of class Workstation
  (5223 - 9917, n=44)
8575 Points ∼100% +3%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8350 Points ∼97%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
WX Vega M GL, 8706G, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
8317 Points ∼97% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Quadro P500, 8550U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
7874 Points ∼92% -6%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Radeon Pro WX 3100, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
7842 Points ∼91% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (5223 - 8350, n=2)
6787 Points ∼79% -19%
Score
Average of class Workstation
  (2817 - 6255, n=45)
4825 Points ∼100% +9%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
WX Vega M GL, 8706G, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4760 Points ∼99% +8%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4413 Points ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (2817 - 4413, n=2)
3615 Points ∼75% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Quadro P500, 8550U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3498 Points ∼72% -21%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Radeon Pro WX 3100, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
3464 Points ∼72% -22%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Radeon Pro WX 3100, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
5183 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Quadro P500, 8550U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4980 Points ∼96% +2%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4885 Points ∼94%
Average of class Workstation
  (3311 - 5655, n=81)
4829 Points ∼93% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (4022 - 4885, n=2)
4454 Points ∼86% -9%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
WX Vega M GL, 8706G, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4146 Points ∼80% -15%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Radeon Pro WX 3100, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
4438 Points ∼100% +12%
Average of class Workstation
  (2320 - 5505, n=82)
3975 Points ∼90% +1%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3954 Points ∼89%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Quadro P500, 8550U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3728 Points ∼84% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (3257 - 3954, n=2)
3606 Points ∼81% -9%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
WX Vega M GL, 8706G, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3480 Points ∼78% -12%

Storage

The system drive is an NVMe SSD from Samsung. This M.2 2280 model has a total capacity of 512 GB, out of which about 439 GB can be used out of the box. The remaining storage space is distributed between the Windows installation and the recovery partition. Moreover, the transfer rates are good.

An NVMe SSD is available.
An NVMe SSD is available.
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Sequential Read: 1139 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1184 MB/s
512K Read: 626.7 MB/s
512K Write: 856.5 MB/s
4K Read: 66.24 MB/s
4K Write: 155.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 540.9 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 465.7 MB/s
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Average Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-51%
-18%
-22%
-0%
Write 4K
173.7
128.9
-26%
159.18
-8%
124 (90.4 - 174, n=55)
-29%
Read 4K
50.6
45.7
-10%
45.8
-9%
43.5 (28 - 61.3, n=54)
-14%
Write Seq
1100
635.2
-42%
851.52
-23%
1565 (112 - 2714, n=53)
42%
Read Seq
1072
2065
93%
785.8
-27%
1702 (501 - 2665, n=53)
59%
Write 4K Q32T1
555
359.6
-35%
336.6
-39%
468.65
-16%
412 (198 - 1707, n=55)
-26%
Read 4K Q32T1
625
271.8
-57%
393.6
-37%
566.47
-9%
413 (230 - 1015, n=55)
-34%
Write Seq Q32T1
1892
342
-82%
661.9
-65%
1241.6
-34%
2001 (1714 - 2994, n=55)
6%
Read Seq Q32T1
3233
2281.1
-29%
2664
-18%
1761.1
-46%
3073 (1772 - 3565, n=55)
-5%

Graphics card

The ZBook is equipped with a Radeon Pro WX 3200 graphics core from AMD. The GPU is based on the Polaris architecture and represents the professional version of the Radeon RX 550 GPU. The WX 3200 supports DirectX 12 and reaches speeds of up to 1082 MHz. The GPU is supported by the faster GDDR5 memory (4,096 MB). Results in the 3DMark benchmarks are at the expected level.

The UHD Graphics 620 GPU that's integrated into the processor is active, and the laptop works with AMD's Enduro graphics-switching solution. The dedicated GPU can be disabled in the BIOS if necessary. The iGPU would then be used permanently.

3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (on battery power)
3DMark 11 (on battery power)
3DMark 06 Standard
16054 points
3DMark 11 Performance
4722 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
65682 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
11941 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2920 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1079 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
10020 Points ∼100% +127%
Average of class Workstation
  (841 - 26465, n=114)
6818 Points ∼68% +54%
HP Pavilion Power 15t-cb2000
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5557 Points ∼55% +26%
Lenovo ThinkPad E590-20NB0012GE
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8565U
5332 Points ∼53% +21%
Lenovo ThinkPad E490-20N90004GE
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8565U
5107 Points ∼51% +16%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4646 Points ∼46% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KS001RGE
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8550U
4444 Points ∼44% +1%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
4419 Points ∼44%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (4256 - 4419, n=2)
4338 Points ∼43% -2%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
4256 Points ∼42% -4%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
3749 Points ∼37% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
NVIDIA Quadro P500, Intel Core i7-8550U
3022 Points ∼30% -32%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Workstation
  (566 - 7734, n=34)
3317 Points ∼100% +241%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
2062 Points ∼62% +112%
HP Pavilion Power 15t-cb2000
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1170 Points ∼35% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad E590-20NB0012GE
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8565U
1051 Points ∼32% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad E490-20N90004GE
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8565U
1027 Points ∼31% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
1008 Points ∼30% +4%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
973 Points ∼29%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (938 - 973, n=2)
956 Points ∼29% -2%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
938 Points ∼28% -4%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
820 Points ∼25% -16%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
7333 Points ∼100% +127%
Average of class Workstation
  (752 - 20913, n=106)
5585 Points ∼76% +73%
HP Pavilion Power 15t-cb2000
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4041 Points ∼55% +25%
Lenovo ThinkPad E590-20NB0012GE
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8565U
3678 Points ∼50% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad E490-20N90004GE
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8565U
3586 Points ∼49% +11%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
3519 Points ∼48% +9%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
3224 Points ∼44%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (3088 - 3224, n=2)
3156 Points ∼43% -2%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
3088 Points ∼42% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KS001RGE
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8550U
2874 Points ∼39% -11%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
2698 Points ∼37% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
NVIDIA Quadro P500, Intel Core i7-8550U
2270 Points ∼31% -30%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
38986 Points ∼100% +108%
Average of class Workstation
  (5836 - 119052, n=106)
34431 Points ∼88% +83%
HP Pavilion Power 15t-cb2000
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
27941 Points ∼72% +49%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
23263 Points ∼60% +24%
Lenovo ThinkPad E490-20N90004GE
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8565U
20147 Points ∼52% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad E590-20NB0012GE
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8565U
19931 Points ∼51% +6%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
19122 Points ∼49% +2%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
18952 Points ∼49% +1%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (18780 - 18952, n=2)
18866 Points ∼48% 0%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
18780 Points ∼48%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KS001RGE
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8550U
17423 Points ∼45% -7%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Average of class Workstation
  (37.3 - 189, n=25)
99.6 fps ∼100% +134%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
44.6 fps ∼45% +5%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (42.5 - 44.6, n=2)
43.6 fps ∼44% +3%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
42.53 fps ∼43%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Average of class Workstation
  (36.4 - 396, n=25)
174 fps ∼100% +252%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
66.07 fps ∼38% +34%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (49.5 - 66.1, n=2)
57.8 fps ∼33% +17%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
49.48 fps ∼28%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (12.6 - 97.3, n=25)
49.3 fps ∼100% +195%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
19.38 fps ∼39% +16%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (16.7 - 19.4, n=2)
18 fps ∼37% +8%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
16.69 fps ∼34%
Medical (medical-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (6.8 - 81.3, n=25)
35.7 fps ∼100% +217%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
11.8 fps ∼33% +5%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (11.3 - 11.8, n=2)
11.5 fps ∼32% +2%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
11.26 fps ∼32%
Maya (maya-05)
Average of class Workstation
  (29.4 - 255, n=25)
126 fps ∼100% +328%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
45.21 fps ∼36% +54%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (29.4 - 45.2, n=2)
37.3 fps ∼30% +27%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
29.43 fps ∼23%
Energy (energy-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (0.72 - 38, n=25)
14.1 fps ∼100% +650%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
2.15 fps ∼15% +14%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (1.88 - 2.15, n=2)
2.02 fps ∼14% +7%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
1.88 fps ∼13%
Creo (creo-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (27.8 - 248, n=25)
126 fps ∼100% +324%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
44.68 fps ∼35% +50%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (29.7 - 44.7, n=2)
37.2 fps ∼30% +25%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
29.71 fps ∼24%
Catia (catia-05)
Average of class Workstation
  (27.7 - 302, n=25)
141 fps ∼100% +333%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
45.35 fps ∼32% +39%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (32.5 - 45.4, n=2)
38.9 fps ∼28% +20%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
32.53 fps ∼23%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Average of class Workstation
  (20 - 182, n=25)
96.1 fps ∼100% +173%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
35.17 fps ∼37%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (32.4 - 35.2, n=2)
33.8 fps ∼35% -4%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
32.36 fps ∼34% -8%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
Average of class Workstation
  (15.6 - 212, n=89)
77.9 fps ∼100% +98%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
75.15 fps ∼96% +91%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
NVIDIA Quadro P500, Intel Core i7-8550U
53.48 fps ∼69% +36%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
41.43 fps ∼53% +5%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (39.3 - 41.4, n=2)
40.4 fps ∼52% +3%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
39.3 fps ∼50%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
26.11 fps ∼34% -34%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (4.87 - 218, n=89)
62.4 fps ∼100% +125%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
59.96 fps ∼96% +116%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
35.12 fps ∼56% +26%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (27.8 - 35.1, n=2)
31.5 fps ∼50% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
NVIDIA Quadro P500, Intel Core i7-8550U
28.31 fps ∼45% +2%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
27.78 fps ∼45%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
14.27 fps ∼23% -49%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
38.31 fps ∼100% +136%
Average of class Workstation
  (3.93 - 98.1, n=87)
33.7 fps ∼88% +108%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
19.25 fps ∼50% +19%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (16.2 - 19.3, n=2)
17.7 fps ∼46% +9%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
16.24 fps ∼42%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
NVIDIA Quadro P500, Intel Core i7-8550U
12.13 fps ∼32% -25%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
5.19 fps ∼14% -68%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
Average of class Workstation
  (0.99 - 79.4, n=89)
23.7 fps ∼100% +219%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
19.94 fps ∼84% +169%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
NVIDIA Quadro P500, Intel Core i7-8550U
9.33 fps ∼39% +26%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
8.83 fps ∼37% +19%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (7.42 - 8.83, n=2)
8.13 fps ∼34% +10%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
7.42 fps ∼31%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
3.71 fps ∼16% -50%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
Average of class Workstation
  (5.4 - 148, n=90)
46.9 fps ∼100% +146%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
42.84 fps ∼91% +125%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
24.84 fps ∼53% +30%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (19.1 - 24.8, n=2)
22 fps ∼47% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
NVIDIA Quadro P500, Intel Core i7-8550U
21.61 fps ∼46% +13%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
19.07 fps ∼41%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
9.22 fps ∼20% -52%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
Average of class Workstation
  (0.06 - 16.9, n=90)
4.88 fps ∼100% +239%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
2.94 fps ∼60% +104%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
1.69 fps ∼35% +17%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (1.44 - 1.69, n=2)
1.565 fps ∼32% +9%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
1.44 fps ∼30%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
NVIDIA Quadro P500, Intel Core i7-8550U
0.55 fps ∼11% -62%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
0.31 fps ∼6% -78%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
Average of class Workstation
  (14 - 160, n=90)
58.2 fps ∼100% +92%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
57.43 fps ∼99% +89%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
37.9 fps ∼65% +25%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
NVIDIA Quadro P500, Intel Core i7-8550U
35.91 fps ∼62% +18%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (30.4 - 37.9, n=2)
34.1 fps ∼59% +12%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
30.39 fps ∼52%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
17.12 fps ∼29% -44%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
64.39 fps ∼100% +178%
Average of class Workstation
  (13.4 - 197, n=90)
63.9 fps ∼99% +176%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
32.08 fps ∼50% +39%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
NVIDIA Quadro P500, Intel Core i7-8550U
27.97 fps ∼43% +21%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (23.1 - 32.1, n=2)
27.6 fps ∼43% +19%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
23.13 fps ∼36%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
15.05 fps ∼23% -35%

Gaming performance

The ability to run games isn't a part of the ZBook's job description. Nevertheless, the graphics core makes it possible, but only with restrictions. Our The Witcher 3 test illustrates the problem.

The latter checks whether the frame rates remain largely constant over a longer period of time. For this we run the game The Witcher 3 for about 60 minutes at Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings. The character embodied by the player isn't moved during the entire period.

The GPU is significantly throttled after just a few minutes. Only speeds around 500 MHz are reached then. As a result, the frame rates are cut by half and remain at a constant level.

In order to be able to play games, the resolution and quality level would have to be chosen so low that playable frame rates could still be achieved, even after the throttling of the GPU.

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HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA Radeon Pro WX 3200, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ; The Witcher 3: Ø5.61 (4-12)
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA Radeon Pro WX 3100, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G; The Witcher 3: Ø7.58 (5-10)
GPU measurements during The Witcher 3 test
GPU measurements during The Witcher 3 test

We could also observe the throttling when running our game benchmarks. Therefore, we performed the individual tests with intervals so that the hardware could cool down enough.

BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 High Preset
Average of class Workstation
  (22.2 - 347, n=69)
123 fps ∼100% +48%
HP Pavilion Power 15t-cb2000
Intel Core i7-7700HQ, AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
117 fps ∼95% +41%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-8706G, AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
102.9 fps ∼84% +24%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
83.1 fps ∼68%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (81.6 - 83.1, n=2)
82.3 fps ∼67% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad E590-20NB0012GE
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
79.2 fps ∼64% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KS001RGE
Intel Core i7-8550U, AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
72.56 fps ∼59% -13%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Intel Core i7-8550U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
68.2 fps ∼55% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA Quadro P500
66.4 fps ∼54% -20%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX 540
62.3 fps ∼51% -25%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Intel Core i7-8550U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
47 (min: 12, max: 124) fps ∼38% -43%
The Witcher 3 - 1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Average of class Workstation
  (26.8 - 327, n=54)
118 fps ∼100% +103%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-8706G, AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
94.7 fps ∼80% +63%
Lenovo ThinkPad E590-20NB0012GE
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
62.7 fps ∼53% +8%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
58.1 fps ∼49%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
58.1 fps ∼49% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX 540
50.8 fps ∼43% -13%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Intel Core i7-8550U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
48.2 fps ∼41% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA Quadro P500
35.8 fps ∼30% -38%
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Intel Core i7-8550U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
26.8 (min: 22, max: 32) fps ∼23% -54%
Tomb Raider - 1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x
HP Pavilion Power 15t-cb2000
Intel Core i7-7700HQ, AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
149.5 fps ∼100% +52%
Average of class Workstation
  (23.5 - 352, n=27)
117 fps ∼78% +19%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
98.5 fps ∼66%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
98.5 fps ∼66% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad E590-20NB0012GE
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
86.9 fps ∼58% -12%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX 540
75.9 fps ∼51% -23%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 high (2/3)
Average of class Workstation
  (48 - 133, n=14)
94.2 fps ∼100% +92%
Lenovo ThinkPad E590-20NB0012GE
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
53.5 (min: 49.4) fps ∼57% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad E490-20N90004GE
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
52.1 (min: 47.7) fps ∼55% +6%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
49.1 (min: 40.8) fps ∼52%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s-20LB000HGE
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA Quadro P500
49 fps ∼52% 0%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (48 - 49.1, n=2)
48.6 fps ∼52% -1%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX 540
47.1 fps ∼50% -4%
low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 184.6 98.5 71.8 35 fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 186.6 90.4 83.1 30 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 58.1 35.6 18 11.2 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 103 86 49.1 24.7 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 26.3 9.7 6.3 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 25 16.6 15.1 fps
Apex Legends (2019) 65.9 24.3 15.1 13.2 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 31.1 14 10 7 fps
Rage 2 (2019) 40.9 16.8 14.1 10 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 55.5 15.3 9.9 4 fps
F1 2019 (2019) 59 33 25 15 fps
Control (2019) 42.4 12.5 8.3 fps

Emissions - The emission values of the ZBook 14 are in the green area

Noise emissions

The ZBook 14u doesn't produce a lot of noise over the entire load range. When idle, the fan is often off, and silence prevails. Under full load, the fan turns up a little. During the stress test, we measure a sound level of 35.9 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
29.7 / 29.7 / 30.4 dB(A)
Load
32.7 / 35.9 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: 29.7 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.529.730.829.730.830.42526.524.42828.325.825.13125.52827.429.127.227.64026.526.928.12825.525.85024.824.425.225.823.8246324.825.725.223.92425.58025.82625.724.522.52610023.82623.823.723.123.812523.322.723.222.422.222.81602323.521.72222.22320023.123.82322.12224.125022.524.623.922.821.923.131522.322.521.921.52122.740021.222.321.220.820.922.150021.821.720.920.819.322.663022.221.421.420.619.72280024.122.22119.718.923.210002522.720.52018.324.1125024.224.121.819.517.72516002523.821.319.617.325.3200025.123.221.419.317.123.8250024.124.623.619.11726.1315025.824.920.81816.827.8400022.620.218.417.316.522.9500019.718.217.616.916.519.8630018.617.61716.516.518.68000