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HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9 laptop in review - Mobile workstation with more performance after updates

BIOS updates improve the performance. After our review of the ZBook Firefly 14 G9, HP released updates to improve the performance. However, further updates were released a short time later, in which the CPU performance was again somewhat reduced. We, therefore, review the performance of the compact workstation once again.

After our original review of the current HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9 with disappointing performance rates, the manufacturer improved the performance with updates. However, further updates including the BIOS version 01.04.10 again worsened the CPU performance a bit. This means a lot of extra work for us when testing and this situation is also problematic for customers because you never know how the performance will turn out after the next update.

In the following article, we will focus on the impact of the updates on the CPU and GPU performance and how the performance increase affects the surface temperatures under load and fan behavior. All other information can be found in our original review of the ZBook Firefly 14 G9.

HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA (ZBook Firefly 14 G9 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1265U 10 x 1.3 - 4.8 GHz, 51 W PL2 / Short Burst, 33 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU - 4 GB VRAM, Memory: 1500 MHz, 30 W TDP, GDDR6, 527.37, Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5-4800, Dual-Channel, 2 Slots, max. 64 GB
Display
14.00 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 162 PPI, CMN1435, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH, 1024 GB 
, 885 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm-Stereo, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 315.6 x 224.3 ( = 0.78 x 12.43 x 8.83 in)
Battery
51 Wh, 4240 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: 5 MP IR with Shutter
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65W PSU, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.517 kg ( = 53.51 oz / 3.34 pounds), Power Supply: 311 g ( = 10.97 oz / 0.69 pounds)
Price
2200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Performance - CPU and GPU now faster

In our original review of the ZBook Firefly 14 G9 (and also the larger ZBook Firefly 16 G9 with identical cooling) we were surprised about the low power limits of the components because the Core i7-1265U was only allowed to consume 12 watts after a short peak of 25 watts and the Nvidia T550 just 20 watts. Of course, this had a massive impact on the performance, and HP was also surprised by the results, which led to some updates from the manufacturer.

The graphics card is now allowed to consume 30 instead of 20 watts and the power limits for the processor were raised to 33/51 watts. These values were also achieved, but HP has minimally reduced the performance again with further updates. Theoretically, the values of 33/51 watts are still valid, but the value is no longer stable.

Processor - Core i7-1265U

Due to the increased power limits, the Core i7-1265U in the ZBook is now much more competitive than with the old settings, especially under short-term load, and there is now also a clear advantage over the old model. Due to the increased power limits, the Firefly 14 can now also access the full single-core power of the performance cores, which in the case of the Core i7-1265U requires around 21 watts at 4.6-4.7 GHz. However, the situation does not look really good because the clocks fluctuate during multi-core load and we would have preferred a constant level here. It simply has to be said that the high power limits quickly lead to very high chip temperatures, which the cooling must first cope with. Just because Intel allows a maximum consumption of 51 watts in the U-series CPUs, it does not always make sense to set the limits higher.

Cinebench R15 Multi loop

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HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA Intel Core i7-1265U: Ø1242 (1060.05-1543.33)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA Intel Core i7-1265U: Ø676 (667.96-706.38)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø710 (671.68-843.29)
HP EliteBook 865 G9 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U: Ø1606 (1590.77-1665.14)
CPU data Cinebench R15 multi-loop
CPU data Cinebench R15 multi-loop

At the same time, it has to be said clearly that the current AMD CPUs like the Ryzen 7 Pro 6850U in the HP EliteBook 865 G9 offer much more consistent and also better results in the multi-core loads at 25 watts. Intel has an advantage with the performance cores in single-core mode, but it also needs more power.

In battery mode, the processor is allowed to consume 30 watts for the first 10 seconds in multi-core tests and then drops to 15 watts. In single-core mode it is 17 watts and later only 15 watts, so the full performance is not available here either. Further CPU benchmarks are available in our technology section.

CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Average of class Workstation
 
84.6 pt
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H
79.1 pt
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry -8!
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
77.5 pt
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
65.3 pt
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
63.7 pt
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
 
58.2 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
49.7 pt
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
45.8 pt
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA -2!
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.8 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Average of class Workstation
  (4332 - 24560, n=27, last 2 years)
15280 Points +75%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H
13077 (12213.6min - 13076.7max) Points +50%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
10047 Points +15%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
9581 Points +10%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
8740 Points
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (4332 - 9219, n=10)
7486 Points -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5876 Points -33%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
4332 Points -50%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H
1777 Points +3%
Average of class Workstation
  (1144 - 2106, n=27, last 2 years)
1757 Points +2%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
1726 Points
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (1144 - 1820, n=10)
1595 Points -8%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
1531 Points -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1493 Points -13%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
1415 Points -18%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
1409 Points -18%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Workstation
  (1669 - 9329, n=28, last 2 years)
5803 Points +74%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H
4594 Points +37%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
3886 Points +16%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
3344 Points
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (1669 - 3584, n=10)
2884 Points -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
2269 Points -32%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2036 Points -39%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
1681 Points -50%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H
685 Points +3%
Average of class Workstation
  (528 - 816, n=28, last 2 years)
684 Points +3%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
665 Points
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (528 - 701, n=10)
619 Points -7%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
587 Points -12%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
581 Points -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
529 Points -20%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
528 Points -21%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Workstation
  (706 - 3625, n=27, last 2 years)
2369 Points +54%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H
2313 (1355.47min - 2312.54max) Points +50%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
1665 (1590.77min - 1665.14max) Points +8%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
1543 (1060.05min - 1543.33max) Points
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
1320 (1307min - 1320max) Points -14%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (706 - 1572, n=10)
1244 Points -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
902 (538.67min - 901.88max) Points -42%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
843 (671.68min - 843.29max) Points -45%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
706 (667.96min - 706.38max) Points -54%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Average of class Workstation
  (166.2 - 301, n=27, last 2 years)
255 Points +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
252 Points
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H
248 Points -2%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
232 Points -8%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (165.3 - 260, n=10)
230 Points -9%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
225 Points -11%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
215 Points -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
213 Points -15%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
210 Points -17%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
667 Seconds * -55%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
630 Seconds * -47%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
580 Seconds * -35%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (364 - 684, n=10)
466 Seconds * -8%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
430 Seconds *
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
303 Seconds * +30%
Average of class Workstation
  (137 - 684, n=27, last 2 years)
251 Seconds * +42%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H
248 Seconds * +42%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average of class Workstation
  (20087 - 99351, n=27, last 2 years)
61316 MIPS +77%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H
51968 MIPS +50%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
44011 MIPS +27%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
34692 MIPS
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (20087 - 38715, n=10)
32344 MIPS -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
22854 MIPS -34%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
21897 MIPS -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
21244 MIPS -39%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average of class Workstation
  (4777 - 6670, n=27, last 2 years)
5925 MIPS +5%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
5617 MIPS
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
5542 MIPS -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5507 MIPS -2%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H
5505 MIPS -2%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5352 MIPS -5%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (4614 - 5617, n=10)
5198 MIPS -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
4777 MIPS -15%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H
12252 Points +41%
Average of class Workstation
  (5022 - 17487, n=27, last 2 years)
11710 Points +35%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
9942 Points +15%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
8679 Points
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (5022 - 8981, n=10)
7709 Points -11%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
7044 Points -19%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
5718 Points -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5692 Points -34%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4999 Points -42%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Average of class Workstation
  (1474 - 2095, n=27, last 2 years)
1830 Points +6%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
1806 Points +5%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H
1805 Points +5%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
1769 Points +3%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
1721 Points
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (1429 - 1806, n=10)
1697 Points -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1626 Points -6%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1551 Points -10%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
1433 Points -17%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average of class Workstation
  (5.09 - 26, n=27, last 2 years)
17 fps +78%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H
13.4 fps +40%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
11.7 fps +22%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
9.56 fps
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (5.09 - 10.6, n=10)
8.57 fps -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
7.18 fps -25%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.7 fps -30%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
5.43 fps -43%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
53.1 s * -21%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
52.8 s * -20%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (44 - 61.6, n=10)
49.9 s * -13%
Average of class Workstation
  (36.5 - 95.2, n=27, last 2 years)
48.1 s * -9%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
46.5 s * -6%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H
45.8 s * -4%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
44 s *
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
41.3 s * +6%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.567 sec * -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.55 sec * -15%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
0.525 sec * -10%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
0.519 sec * -8%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (0.4666 - 0.578, n=10)
0.507 sec * -6%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
0.4787 sec *
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.4771 sec * -0%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.3876 - 0.544, n=27, last 2 years)
0.4606 sec * +4%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1543 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
205 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
252 Points
Help
Performance Rating
Average of class Workstation
 
95.7 pt
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
78.7 pt
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
77.6 pt
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
55.2 pt
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
49.6 pt
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
 
49.1 pt
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
36.3 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Average of class Workstation
  (2619 - 25776, n=27, last 2 years)
15669 KRay/s +116%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
12918 KRay/s +78%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
11668 KRay/s +61%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
7249 KRay/s
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
6909 KRay/s -5%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (2619 - 8178, n=10)
6278 KRay/s -13%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
4277 KRay/s -41%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Average of class Workstation
  (12909 - 109059, n=27, last 2 years)
77848 Points +108%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
73770 Points +97%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
65170 Points +74%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
37511 Points
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (12909 - 41649, n=10)
32723 Points -13%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
29814 Points -21%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
22111 Points -41%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Average of class Workstation
  (824 - 4981, n=27, last 2 years)
3441 MB/s +75%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
2950 MB/s +50%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
2475 MB/s +26%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
1961 MB/s
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
1921 MB/s -2%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (824 - 2183, n=10)
1731 MB/s -12%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
1143 MB/s -42%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
109214 Points +64%
Average of class Workstation
  (26716 - 131931, n=27, last 2 years)
98239 Points +47%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
87176 Points +31%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
67065 Points 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
66757 Points
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (63615 - 67065, n=10)
65614 Points -2%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
49352 Points -26%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
11123 Points +133%
Average of class Workstation
  (3105 - 14742, n=27, last 2 years)
10346 Points +116%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
8599 Points +80%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
4779 Points
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
4749 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (3105 - 5135, n=10)
4331 Points -9%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
3289 Points -31%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
40693 Points +119%
Average of class Workstation
  (6967 - 58181, n=27, last 2 years)
39158 Points +110%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
31638 Points +70%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
18622 Points
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
17895 Points -4%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (6967 - 20804, n=10)
16054 Points -14%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
10541 Points -43%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Average of class Workstation
  (19489 - 132156, n=27, last 2 years)
72619 MB/s +89%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
67771 MB/s +77%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
50118 MB/s +31%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
38355 MB/s
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
34721 MB/s -9%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (19489 - 42966, n=10)
34526 MB/s -10%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
24543 MB/s -36%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average of class Workstation
  (314 - 1472, n=27, last 2 years)
925 MB/s +61%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
655 MB/s +14%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
574 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (314 - 632, n=10)
514 MB/s -10%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
449 MB/s -22%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
379 MB/s -34%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
341 MB/s -41%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Average of class Workstation
  (1473 - 13800, n=27, last 2 years)
8433 KRay/s +116%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
7085 KRay/s +82%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
6091 KRay/s +56%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
3902 KRay/s
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
3724 KRay/s -5%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (1473 - 4376, n=10)
3339 KRay/s -14%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
2262 KRay/s -42%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
46123 MPixel/s +11%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
41462 MPixel/s
Average of class Workstation
  (18157 - 48483, n=27, last 2 years)
36069 MPixel/s -13%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (20213 - 47031, n=10)
35509 MPixel/s -14%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
27493 MPixel/s -34%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
21725 MPixel/s -48%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
19707 MPixel/s -52%

System performance

Subjectively, you do not notice the higher performance in everyday scenarios, but the performance is now 13% better in the synthetic benchmark PCMark 10.

PCMark 10 / Score
Average of class Workstation
  (5488 - 8587, n=26, last 2 years)
6880 Points +11%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6870 Points +11%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
6181 Points
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
5873 Points -5%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (5488 - 6181, n=3)
5768 Points -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
5634 Points -9%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
5488 Points -11%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
5282 Points -15%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Dell Precision 5000 5470
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10876 Points +9%
Average of class Workstation
  (9151 - 12197, n=26, last 2 years)
10541 Points +6%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (9960 - 10250, n=3)
10068 Points +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
9994 Points 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
9960 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
9609 Points -4%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
9289 Points -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
8765 Points -12%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
9474 Points
Average of class Workstation
  (7846 - 10820, n=26, last 2 years)
9145 Points -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
8982 Points -5%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (8315 - 9474, n=3)
8784 Points -7%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
8587 Points -9%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8522 Points -10%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
8337 Points -12%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
8315 Points -12%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Dell Precision 5000 5470
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9494 Points +40%
Average of class Workstation
  (5399 - 13947, n=26, last 2 years)
9286 Points +37%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
6894 Points +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
6793 Points
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (5399 - 6793, n=3)
5907 Points -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
5625 Points -17%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
5476 Points -19%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
5399 Points -21%
CrossMark / Overall
Dell Precision 5000 5470
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1801 Points +13%
Average of class Workstation
  (1154 - 1972, n=26, last 2 years)
1727 Points +9%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1617 Points +2%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (1591 - 1623, n=3)
1610 Points +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1591 Points
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
M1 Pro 14-Core GPU, M1 Pro 8-Core, Apple SSD AP0512
1490 Points -6%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
1329 Points -16%
CrossMark / Productivity
Dell Precision 5000 5470
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1679 Points +8%
Average of class Workstation
  (1188 - 1842, n=26, last 2 years)
1650 Points +6%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1582 Points +2%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (1553 - 1592, n=3)
1576 Points +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1553 Points
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
1373 Points -12%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
M1 Pro 14-Core GPU, M1 Pro 8-Core, Apple SSD AP0512
1305 Points -16%
CrossMark / Creativity
Dell Precision 5000 5470
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2060 Points +20%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
M1 Pro 14-Core GPU, M1 Pro 8-Core, Apple SSD AP0512
1915 Points +11%
Average of class Workstation
  (1180 - 2248, n=26, last 2 years)
1912 Points +11%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1744 Points +1%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (1723 - 1751, n=3)
1739 Points +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1723 Points
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
1363 Points -21%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Dell Precision 5000 5470
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1488 Points +11%
Average of class Workstation
  (990 - 1865, n=26, last 2 years)
1464 Points +9%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1376 Points +2%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (1344 - 1376, n=3)
1362 Points +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1344 Points
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
1118 Points -17%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
M1 Pro 14-Core GPU, M1 Pro 8-Core, Apple SSD AP0512
1044 Points -22%
PCMark 10 Score
6181 points
Help

Graphics card

After the updates, the dedicated T550 GPU from Nvidia is now allowed to consume 30 instead of 20 watts, and in the GPU benchmarks the advantage is 10-20%. Thus, there is now also a clear advantage over the old Nvidia T500. However, it is also true that the performance is not completely stable after the latest updates and the results are a few percentage points lower, for example, the 3DMark Time Spy stress test is also just not passed.

The higher performance is also noticeable in the gaming benchmarks, as we see an advantage of 10-20% over our original test here as well, depending on the title and settings.

The GPU is limited to 20 watts in battery mode, so the ZBook falls back to the old level here. More GPU benchmarks are listed here.

3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average of class Workstation
  (4816 - 35868, n=27, last 2 years)
16582 Points +196%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
10914 Points +95%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
5593 Points
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (4816 - 5593, n=3)
5100 Points -9%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
4816 Points -14%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4635 Points -17%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Radeon 680M, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
4015 Points -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
3814 Points -32%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Workstation
  (1882 - 16218, n=27, last 2 years)
6506 Points +189%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
4101 Points +82%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
2252 Points
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (1882 - 2252, n=3)
2021 Points -10%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1939 Points -14%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
1882 Points -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
1636 Points -27%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Radeon 680M, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
1399 Points -38%
Geekbench 5.5 - OpenCL Score
Average of class Workstation
  (4201 - 174402, n=27, last 2 years)
78525 Points +115%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
52380 Points +43%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
36536 Points
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 14-Core GPU, Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
35173 Points -4%
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (32530 - 36536, n=3)
34129 Points -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
32530 Points -11%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
30811 Points -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
30428 Points -17%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Radeon 680M, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
21874 Points -40%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Average of class Workstation
  (91.8 - 227, n=26, last 2 years)
152.1 fps +44%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
134.89 fps +28%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
105.68 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (95 - 105.7, n=3)
98.8 fps -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
95 fps -10%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
83.8 fps -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
64.9 fps -39%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Average of class Workstation
  (48.9 - 551, n=26, last 2 years)
242 fps +121%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
185.06 fps +69%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
109.67 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (95.8 - 109.7, n=3)
101.7 fps -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
95.8 fps -13%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
82.7 fps -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
72.2 fps -34%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (24.8 - 190.3, n=26, last 2 years)
82.2 fps +193%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
57.85 fps +106%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
28.06 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (24.8 - 28.1, n=3)
26.1 fps -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
24.8 fps -12%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
16.01 fps -43%
Medical (medical-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (34.5 - 176.2, n=26, last 2 years)
91.1 fps +124%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
62.13 fps +53%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
40.74 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (34.5 - 40.7, n=3)
37.1 fps -9%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
34.5 fps -15%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
31.08 fps -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
24.84 fps -39%
Maya (maya-05)
Average of class Workstation
  (77.5 - 449, n=26, last 2 years)
220 fps +151%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
161.74 fps +85%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
87.57 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (77.5 - 87.6, n=3)
82 fps -6%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
77.5 fps -11%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
53.5 fps -39%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
48.47 fps -45%
Energy (energy-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (7.71 - 109.7, n=26, last 2 years)
41.3 fps +209%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
25.13 fps +88%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
13.37 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (11.7 - 13.4, n=3)
12.4 fps -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
11.7 fps -12%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
8.82 fps -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
8.57 fps -36%
Creo (creo-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (76.8 - 398, n=25, last 2 years)
205 fps +126%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
155.73 fps +72%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
90.66 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (82.4 - 90.7, n=3)
86.2 fps -5%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
82.4 fps -9%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
61.3 fps -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
55.8 fps -38%
Catia (catia-05)
Average of class Workstation
  (99.5 - 409, n=26, last 2 years)
231 fps +95%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
184.4 fps +56%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
118.22 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (104 - 118.2, n=3)
110.4 fps -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
104 fps -12%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
92.7 fps -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
81.9 fps -31%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Average of class Workstation
  (61.6 - 284, n=25, last 2 years)
155.6 fps +134%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
123.69 fps +86%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
66.38 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (61.6 - 66.4, n=3)
63.7 fps -4%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
61.6 fps -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
52.6 fps -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
45.15 fps -32%
SPECviewperf 2020
1920x1080 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
Average of class Workstation
  (46.3 - 347, n=27, last 2 years)
156 fps +154%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
108.5 fps +77%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
61.38 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (46.3 - 61.4, n=3)
54 fps -12%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
46.3 fps -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
37.82 fps -38%
1920x1080 Siemens NX (snx-04)
Average of class Workstation
  (48.5 - 554, n=27, last 2 years)
236 fps +106%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
174.1 fps +52%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
114.82 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (84 - 114.8, n=3)
99.4 fps -13%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
84 fps -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
66.2 fps -42%
1920x1080 Medical (medical-03)
Average of class Workstation
  (13.5 - 92, n=27, last 2 years)
43.6 fps +144%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
30.29 fps +70%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
17.87 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (13.5 - 17.9, n=3)
15.6 fps -13%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
13.5 fps -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
10.73 fps -40%
1920x1080 Maya (maya-06)
Average of class Workstation
  (86.9 - 460, n=27, last 2 years)
246 fps +124%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
189.59 fps +73%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
109.68 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (86.9 - 109.7, n=3)
98.2 fps -10%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
86.9 fps -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
59.3 fps -46%
1920x1080 Energy (energy-03)
Average of class Workstation
  (6.72 - 109.7, n=27, last 2 years)
41 fps +202%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
23.77 fps +75%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
13.56 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (10.6 - 13.6, n=3)
12.1 fps -11%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
10.6 fps -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
8.62 fps -36%
1920x1080 Creo (creo-03)
Average of class Workstation
  (44.5 - 169.5, n=27, last 2 years)
99.1 fps +117%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
87.16 fps +91%
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (44.5 - 48.5, n=3)
46.2 fps +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
45.73 fps
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
44.5 fps -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
32.72 fps -28%
1920x1080 CATIA (catia-06)
Average of class Workstation
  (21 - 130, n=27, last 2 years)
65.9 fps +123%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
47.4 fps +60%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
29.58 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (22.4 - 29.6, n=3)
25.6 fps -13%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
22.4 fps -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
16.48 fps -44%
1920x1080 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
Average of class Workstation
  (28.3 - 174.7, n=27, last 2 years)
78.5 fps +145%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
54.35 fps +70%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
32.03 fps
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (28.3 - 32, n=3)
30 fps -6%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
28.3 fps -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
19.56 fps -39%
Blender / v3.3 Classroom HIP/AMD
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Radeon 680M, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
555 Seconds *
Average of class Workstation
  (330 - 474, n=3, last 2 years)
379 Seconds *
Blender / v3.3 Classroom OPTIX/RTX
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
265 Seconds * -4%
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (256 - 269, n=3)
263 Seconds * -3%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
256 Seconds *
Average of class Workstation
  (15 - 269, n=24, last 2 years)
67 Seconds * +74%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
61 Seconds * +76%
Blender / v3.3 Classroom CUDA
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
283 Seconds * -2%
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (278 - 285, n=3)
282 Seconds * -1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
278 Seconds *
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
112 Seconds * +60%
Average of class Workstation
  (21 - 285, n=25, last 2 years)
101 Seconds * +64%
Blender / v3.3 Classroom CPU
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
1202 Seconds * -65%
Average NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (728 - 1326, n=3)
1085 Seconds * -49%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1265U
728 Seconds *
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Radeon 680M, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
516 Seconds * +29%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900H
448 Seconds * +38%
Average of class Workstation
  (254 - 1326, n=28, last 2 years)
433 Seconds * +41%

* ... smaller is better

Performance Rating - Percent
Average of class Workstation
 
98.8 pt
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
81 pt
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
48.9 pt
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA -2!
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
47.7 pt
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
46.1 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
34.4 pt
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, AMD Radeon 680M
26.1 pt
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average of class Workstation
  (19.6 - 156.5, n=28, last 2 years)
62.8 fps +171%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
42.7 (40min) fps +84%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
23.2 (20min, 21P1) fps
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
21.9 fps -6%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
19.6 (18min, 18P1) fps -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
17 fps -27%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, AMD Radeon 680M
14.3 (12min, 13P1) fps -38%
GTA V - 1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Average of class Workstation
  (18.3 - 124.4, n=26, last 2 years)
70.9 fps +140%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
58.9 (9.57min, 38.5P1) fps +99%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
29.6 (14.9min, 17.9P1) fps
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
29 (5.96min, 18.9P1) fps -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
19 (8.26min, 11.4P1) fps -36%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, AMD Radeon 680M
11.3 (1.23min, 7.87P1) fps -62%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 High Quality
Average of class Workstation
  (21.2 - 149.1, n=28, last 2 years)
63.5 fps +186%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
43 fps +94%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
22.2 fps
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
22 fps -1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
16.7 fps -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
16.7 fps -25%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, AMD Radeon 680M
14.8 fps -33%
Strange Brigade - 1920x1080 ultra AA:ultra AF:16
Average of class Workstation
  (33.2 - 283, n=26, last 2 years)
102 fps +168%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
72.8 (53.2min, 56.3P1) fps +92%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
38 fps
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
33.2 (26.1min, 27.1P1) fps -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
24.5 (19.1min, 20.9P1) fps -36%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, AMD Radeon 680M
22 (14min, 15.9P1) fps -42%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
132.1 (114.8min) fps +41%
Average of class Workstation
  (57.8 - 166.7, n=28, last 2 years)
122.8 fps +31%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
93.4 (82min) fps
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
84 (72.5min) fps -10%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
77.8 (68.4min) fps -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
71.4 (60.6min) fps -24%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, AMD Radeon 680M
48 (42.4min) fps -49%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Average of class Workstation
  (27.7 - 122.4, n=29, last 2 years)
79.7 fps +40%
Dell Precision 5000 5470
Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
76.3 fps +34%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
58.8 fps +3%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
57 fps
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
56.4 fps -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
38.6 fps -32%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, AMD Radeon 680M
29.3 fps -49%

Witcher 3 FPS chart

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HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU: Ø23.2 (20-25)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G9-6B8A2EA i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU: Ø19.6 (18-21)
low med. high ultra
GTA V (2015) 127.2 120.6 63.9 29.6
The Witcher 3 (2015) 139 78 43 23.2
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 126 110.1 101.2 93.4
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 65.7 30.5 22.2
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 77.4 65.4 57
Strange Brigade (2018) 139 56 44 38
F1 2021 (2021) 156.6 75.4 59.9 36.8
F1 22 (2022) 69.9 63 44.6 33.4

Emissions - ZBook now with more active fan

The fan has become a bit louder and more active after the update. The high power limits are responsible for this since high chip temperatures are already reached during short load peaks. Therefore, it can happen more often that the fan starts to work in everyday use. We measured 33 dB(A) under pure CPU load (both single and multi-core), and more than 40 dB(A) as soon as the graphics card is also under load.

Noise Level

Idle
23.6 / 23.6 / 23.6 dB(A)
Load
42.5 / 42.5 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 23.6 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs20