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HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9 laptop in review - Mobile workstation with underwhelming performance

Alder Lake-U with 12 watts. With the latest ZBook Firefly 16 G9, HP's mobile workstation is available in the 16-inch form factor for the first time and combines an Alder Lake-U processor with the dedicated T550 GPU from Nvidia. Unfortunately, the performance of both components is lacking.

HP's ZBook Firefly series has consisted of slim workstation with entry-level professional GPUs for years, albeit only in the 14-inch and 15-inch form factor. This year's Firefly 16 G9 comes with a larger 16-inch display and like the smaller models, has been labelled the 9th generation by HP. The aluminum case contains a new Alder Lake-U processor from Intel and a professional-grade T550 GPU from Nvidia. Additionally, the laptop comes with 32 GB of RAM, a 1-TB SSD, and a matte IPS display with a 16:10 aspect ratio (1920 x 1200 pixels) for around 3000 USD currently.

HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Processor
Intel Core i7-1265U 10 x 1.3 - 4.8 GHz, 51 W PL2 / Short Burst, 12 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU - 4 GB VRAM, Core: 1665 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 20 W TDP, GDDR6, 517.13
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5-4800, dual-channel, 2x 16 GB, 2 slots, up to 64 GB
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 142 PPI, BOE0A02, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR, 1024 GB 
, 890 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: 3.5mm stereo, 1 SmartCard, 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), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.2 x 358.7 x 251 ( = 0.76 x 14.12 x 9.88 in)
Battery
76 Wh, 6304 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: 5MP IR
Primary Camera: 3.7 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 110W USB-C PSU, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.978 kg ( = 69.77 oz / 4.36 pounds), Power Supply: 466 g ( = 16.44 oz / 1.03 pounds)
Price
2200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82.9 %
10/2022
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
2 kg19.2 mm16.00"1920x1200
89.3 %
02/2022
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg17.7 mm16.00"2560x1600
88.3 %
10/2021
Dell Precision 5000 5560
i7-11850H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
2 kg18 mm15.60"3840x2400
85.3 %
06/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
1.9 kg19.1 mm15.60"3840x2160
83.8 %
04/2021
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg19.2 mm15.60"1920x1080
93.2 %
11/2021
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro, M1 Pro 16-Core GPU
2.2 kg16.8 mm16.20"3456x2234

Case - HP Uses a Premium Aluminum Shell

Compared to last year's G8 models, HP uses more rounded-off design elements for the newer Firefly G9 (this includes both the 16-inch and the 14-inch models) with good haptics. It offers no big surprises and the silver chassis, which consists entirely of aluminum, makes a very premium impression. The base unit is extremely resistant against twisting from the corners and barely yields under pressure. The lid continues this trend with minimal susceptibility to twisting and no distortions on the display even under focused pressure on the back. Meanwhile, the hinges are slightly too loose. While the display can easily be opened with one hand, the hinges do not completely prevent teetering or the display from closing at small angles. The display can be opened to a maximum angle of 180 degrees.

The ZBook Firefly is fairly subtle visually, since the glossy Z logo on the lid, the black keyboard, and the black display bezels are the only noticeable contrasting elements. The bezels on all sides are fairly narrow and the device looks very modern overall.

The Firefly 16 G9 is relatively compact for a 16-inch model and only slightly wider than for example the older ZBook Firefly 15 G8. It comes in at a weight of close to 2 kg (~4.4 lbs), while the 110-watt charger weighs close another 500 grams (~1.1 lbs).

Size Comparison

365.8 mm / 14.4 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 19.1 mm / 0.752 inch 1.9 kg4.08 lbs359.5 mm / 14.2 inch 233.6 mm / 9.2 inch 19.2 mm / 0.756 inch 1.8 kg3.86 lbs358.7 mm / 14.1 inch 251 mm / 9.88 inch 19.2 mm / 0.756 inch 2 kg4.36 lbs359.5 mm / 14.2 inch 253.8 mm / 9.99 inch 17.7 mm / 0.697 inch 1.8 kg4.06 lbs355.7 mm / 14 inch 248.1 mm / 9.77 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 2.2 kg4.75 lbs344.72 mm / 13.6 inch 230.14 mm / 9.06 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 2 kg4.42 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity - Firefly with Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E

Most of the ports are located on the left side of the case, where there is a regular USB type-A port, HDMI output, and a smart card reader in addition to two USB type-C ports. With onboard Thunderbolt 4, the ZBook is up to date with current standards, although the workstation comes without an Ethernet port (which can instead be added via a USB-C adapter).

Left: HDMI 2.0, USB-A 3.2 gen 1 (5 Gb/s, powered) 2x USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4 (USB 4, 40 Gb/s, DisplayPort ALT mode 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0), smart card reader (optional)
Left: HDMI 2.0, USB-A 3.2 gen 1 (5 Gb/s, powered) 2x USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4 (USB 4, 40 Gb/s, DisplayPort ALT mode 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0), smart card reader (optional)
Right: Nano SIM slot (optionally on WWAN models), Kensington Nano Security Slot, USB-A 3.2 gen 1 (5 Gb/s, powered), 3.5mm stereo
Right: Nano SIM slot (optionally on WWAN models), Kensington Nano Security Slot, USB-A 3.2 gen 1 (5 Gb/s, powered), 3.5mm stereo

Communication

The ZBook Firefly can be configured - but not retrofitted - with an optional LTE or even 5G module. Intel's modern AX211E module handles wireless communications and supports all of the latest Wi-Fi standards as well as Bluetooth 5.2. In our testing, the connection to the 6-GHz network of our Asus reference router was established without any issues and the transfer rates were consistently excellent.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1506 (796min - 1696max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1333 (518min - 1475max) MBit/s ∼89%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1330 (606min - 1481max) MBit/s ∼88%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1003 - 1501, n=4)
1320 MBit/s ∼88%
Average of class Workstation
  (767 - 1506, n=23, last 2 years)
1286 MBit/s ∼85%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
981 (864min - 1044max) MBit/s ∼65%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
772 (748min - 792max) MBit/s ∼51%
iperf3 receive AX12
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1486 (1320min - 1592max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1178 - 1623, n=4)
1409 MBit/s ∼95%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1396 (1215min - 1505max) MBit/s ∼94%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1382 (1340min - 1446max) MBit/s ∼93%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1361 (1205min - 1473max) MBit/s ∼92%
Average of class Workstation
  (579 - 1553, n=23, last 2 years)
1319 MBit/s ∼89%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
760 (404min - 869max) MBit/s ∼51%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1629 (1540min - 1665max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (891 - 1659, n=10, last 2 years)
1427 MBit/s ∼88% -12%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (891 - 1851, n=68)
1397 MBit/s ∼86% -14%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1610 (1594min - 1622max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (1291 - 1690, n=10, last 2 years)
1529 MBit/s ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (883 - 1857, n=68)
1500 MBit/s ∼93% -7%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (800 - 1861, n=35)
1297 MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (1113 - 1430, n=4, last 2 years)
1277 MBit/s ∼98%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
766 (698min - 785max) MBit/s ∼59%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (839 - 1748, n=35)
1413 MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (986 - 1631, n=4, last 2 years)
1337 MBit/s ∼95%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
874 (522min - 938max) MBit/s ∼62%
05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200125013001350140014501500155016001650Tooltip
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1629 (1540-1665)
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1609 (1594-1622)

Webcam

The webcam specifications on the data sheet are somewhat confusing, since HP mentions a 5-MP IR camera. While we are unable to make any statements about the resolution of the IR camera (which is used for facial recognition via Windows Hello), the main camera captures pictures at up to 3.7 MP (2560 x 1440 pixels). The advantages of the higher resolution compared to older webcams are very noticeable, although the color accuracy is nothing to write home about.

ColorChecker
24.3 ∆E
28.4 ∆E
23.7 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
20.9 ∆E
26.3 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
24 ∆E
20 ∆E
25.2 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
25.2 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
21 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
ColorChecker HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA: 19.1 ∆E min: 2.31 - max: 28.38 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom plate can be easily removed, since standard Philips-head screws (which should only be loosened, not removed by force) are used exclusively. On the inside, users have access to the battery, fan, M.2-2280 SSD, and both SODIMM modules, which are hidden beneath an additional cover. The Wi-Fi module cannot be upgraded.

Internals
Internals
2x SO-DIMM under an additional cover
2x SO-DIMM under an additional cover

Input Devices - ZBook with an Excellent Keyboard

HP uses a keyboard with a numpad, a white backlight with two brightness settings, and splash water resistance. We are very pleased with the keyboard overall and since HP has not repeatedly reduced the key travel, the keyboard subjectively even feels better than on the current Lenovo ThinkPad models. Since the feedback is quite firm, however, your impression of the keyboard may change depending on personal preferences. The power button is integrated into the keyboard, which is less than ideal and there is a fingerprint scanner below the bottom right part of the keyboard.

Since HP omits the trackpoint in the keyboard center, the large clickpad is the only mouse input method that is available by default. It is shifted slightly towards the left and at 12.8 x 8.7 cm (~5.04 x 3.43 in), sufficiently large even for gestures requiring up to four fingers. The smooth surface offers good gliding properties and the cursor control is flawless. Clicks can be triggered in the bottom part of the pad and sound pleasantly deep.

Input devices
Input devices
Keyboard backlight
Keyboard backlight

Display - HP Uses a Matte 16:10 Panel

The ZBook Firefly 16 G9 exclusively uses matte IPS panels with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. There are no display options with higher resolutions or extended color space coverage available. The two standard options (45 percent NTSC color space coverage) should be skipped, since they are specified for a low maximum brightness of just 250 nits.

  • WUXGA (1920 x 1200), 250 nits, matte, IPS, 45 % NTSC
  • WUXGA (1920 x 1200), 250 nits, matte, IPS, 45 % NTSC, touchscreen
  • WUXGA (1920 x 1200), 400 nits, matte, IPS, 100 % sRGB
  • WUXGA (1920 x 1200), 1000 nits SureView, matte, IPS, 100 % sRGB

As we have seen many times before, the optional SureView display is not without its weaknesses, making the panel with 400 nits and full sRGB color space coverage, which is also what our test configuration uses, the best option for a good balance of brightness and image quality. We were pleasantly surprised by our BOE test sample, which significantly exceeds its specifications with an average of almost 500 nits. At the same time, its black value of 0.31 nits is good, resulting in an excellent contrast ratio of ~1700:1.

Subjectively, the image looks great and even brighter areas do not look grainy despite the matte layer. The screen offers a sufficient degree of sharpness for productivity despite its FHD resolution. The response times are somewhat slow, however, and there is slight, but noticeable ghosting for example while moving the cursor. Even at maximum brightness, we observed no major backlight bleeding and there is no PWM flickering, either.

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Essentially no backlight bleeding
Essentially no backlight bleeding
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
488
cd/m²
495
cd/m²
498
cd/m²
494
cd/m²
526
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
495
cd/m²
511
cd/m²
497
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE0A02
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 526 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 499 cd/m² Minimum: 27.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 524 cd/m²
Contrast: 1697:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.6 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 2.6
ΔE Greyscale 5.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
70% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
96.1% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
68.1% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.02
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
BOE0A02, IPS, 1920x1200, 16.00
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
NE160QDM-N63, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Sharp LQ156R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 15.60
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
MNF601EA1-1, IPS LED, 3840x2160, 15.60
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
LGD069B, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Liquid Retina XDR, Mini-LED, 3456x2234, 16.20
Display
6%
29%
22%
1%
25%
Display P3 Coverage
68.1
72.7
7%
94.9
39%
84.5
24%
68.6
1%
99.1
46%
sRGB Coverage
96.1
99.3
3%
100
4%
98.7
3%
98.5
2%
100
4%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
70
74.7
7%
100
43%
97.8
40%
70
0%
88
26%
Response Times
8%
-23%
3%
-35%
-176%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
52.8 ?(22.9, 29.9)
40.8
23%
47.2 ?(25.2, 22)
11%
40 ?(19.6, 20.4)
24%
56 ?(27.2, 28.8)
-6%
42.8 ?(19.6, 23.2)
19%
Response Time Black / White *
19.5 ?(6, 13.5)
20.8
-7%
30.4 ?(16.4, 14)
-56%
23.2 ?(10.8, 12.4)
-19%
32 ?(18, 14)
-64%
91.6 ?(76, 15.6)
-370%
PWM Frequency
14880
Screen
9%
-5%
35%
-3%
211%
Brightness middle
526
441
-16%
501.5
-5%
604
15%
397
-25%
514
-2%
Brightness
499
420
-16%
467
-6%
609
22%
402
-19%
497
0%
Brightness Distribution
93
90
-3%
83
-11%
91
-2%
84
-10%
95
2%
Black Level *
0.31
0.27
13%
0.44
-42%
0.34
-10%
0.13
58%
0.02
94%
Contrast
1697
1633
-4%
1140
-33%
1776
5%
3054
80%
25700
1414%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.6
2.6
28%
4.73
-31%
0.9
75%
5.9
-64%
1.4
61%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.6
6
9%
8.45
-28%
2.6
61%
9.4
-42%
2.8
58%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.6
1.2
54%
0.51
80%
0.8
69%
1.1
58%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.5
4.5
18%
3.6
35%
1.1
80%
8.8
-60%
2.3
58%
Gamma
2.02 109%
2.18 101%
2.08 106%
2.15 102%
2.47 89%
2.27 97%
CCT
6527 100%
6623 98%
6447 101%
6656 98%
6416 101%
6792 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
84.5
63.7
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98.6
98.5
Total Average (Program / Settings)
8% / 8%
0% / 0%
20% / 28%
-12% / -7%
20% / 108%

* ... smaller is better

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN grayscale calibrated
CalMAN grayscale calibrated
CalMAN saturation calibrated
CalMAN saturation calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated

During our professional CalMAN analysis (X-Rite i1 Pro 2), we observe a faint green tint and average grayscale as well as color deviations in excess of 3 relative to the sRGB reference color space. After calibrating the display, the green tint is no longer an issue and the color accuracy of most colors falls into the ideal range. Thanks to the close-to-full sRGB color space coverage, photo editing is a real possibility.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. P3
vs. P3
vs. Adobe
vs. Adobe

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
19.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 13.5 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 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 32 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
52.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22.9 ms rise
↘ 29.9 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 87 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (35.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19466 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The ZBook Firefly 16 G9 is well suited to outdoor use, where the matte panel and the high maximum brightness are very useful. Even sunny days should not be a problems, provided sunlight does not hit the screen directly.

Under the sun
Under the sun

Performance - Alder Lake-U & Nvidia T550

 
 
 

Testing Conditions

There are no power profiles other than the default Windows performance settings. We were extremely surprised to see very low power limits of 51 watts during short bursts and 12 watts under continuous stress. Most importantly, the high Turbo Boost is only available for about one second. We checked all settings (including the BIOS) and installed all the available updates, but the limits would not change. Similarly, the graphics card's 20-watt limit represents the absolute lowest value for this chip. Since we observe similar behavior on our 14-inch version, an issue with our test device seems unlikely. Even if the cooling solution is at its limits under combined CPU/GPU stress, we can find no reason for the CPU throttling this severely under a pure CPU load. According to the data sheet, Alder Lake-P chips such as the Core i5-1240P or Core i7-1260P are also available, although we are currently unable to determine whether their power limits are more reasonable.

Processor

Nominally, the Intel Core i7-1265U is a fast processor with two performance and eight efficiency cores. Due to its TDP being massively limited  to just 12 watts, however, the performance is abysmal with throttling occuring even during the single-core benchmarks. Although the actual performance of current Intel GPUs can vary widely depending on the TDP set by the manufacturer, we have never seen results this low and even the older Firefly 15 G8 with the Core i7-1165G7 outperforms our ZBook Firefly 16 G9. While the deficit is less dramatic in the single-core benchmarks, making the poor performance not as noticeable during daily use, the multi-core benchmark results make this mobile workstation more or less one of the slowest laptops available. To our surprise, the performance in battery mode is even worse with power limits of just 30/10 watts. More benchmarks are available here.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA Intel Core i7-1265U: Ø664 (658.25-723.46)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1876 (1827.4-2112.04)
Dell Precision 5000 5560 Intel Core i7-11850H: Ø1525 (1468.05-1546.97)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø884 (837.5-1003.59)
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø807 (800.7-849.53)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro Apple M1 Pro: Ø1681 (1674.55-1690.12)
CPU measurements Cinebench R15 multi loop
CPU measurements Cinebench R15 multi loop
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 5.4: 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
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro -5!
Apple M1 Pro
84 pt ∼84%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H
78.9 pt ∼79%
Average of class Workstation
 
76.4 pt ∼76%
Dell Precision 5000 5560 -2!
Intel Core i7-11850H
71.8 pt ∼72%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
 
64 pt ∼64%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
54.3 pt ∼54%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA -2!
Intel Core i7-1165G7
52.2 pt ∼52%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
46.9 pt ∼47%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H
12382 Points ∼100% +185%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
12370 Points ∼100% +185%
Average of class Workstation
  (4332 - 20351, n=33, last 2 years)
11657 Points ∼94% +169%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Intel Core i7-11850H
9779 (9273.99min - 9779.26max) Points ∼79% +125%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (4332 - 9219, n=9)
7308 Points ∼59% +68%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5679 Points ∼46% +31%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
4340 Points ∼35%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (1144 - 1820, n=9)
1605 Points ∼100% +40%
Average of class Workstation
  (1144 - 1885, n=32, last 2 years)
1536 Points ∼96% +34%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
1534 Points ∼96% +34%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Intel Core i7-11850H
1513 Points ∼94% +32%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H
1510 Points ∼94% +32%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1478 Points ∼92% +29%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
1144 Points ∼71%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H
4776 Points ∼100% +186%
Average of class Workstation
  (1669 - 7971, n=35, last 2 years)
4317 Points ∼90% +159%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Intel Core i7-11850H
3826 Points ∼80% +129%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (1669 - 3584, n=9)
2816 Points ∼59% +69%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
2721 Points ∼57% +63%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2069 Points ∼43% +24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1949 Points ∼41% +17%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
1669 Points ∼35%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (528 - 701, n=9)
624 Points ∼100% +15%
Average of class Workstation
  (469 - 727, n=35, last 2 years)
600 Points ∼96% +11%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
586 Points ∼94% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H
585 Points ∼94% +8%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Intel Core i7-11850H
583 Points ∼93% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
567 Points ∼91% +5%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
542 Points ∼87%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
393 Points ∼63% -27%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H
2112 (1827.4min - 2112.04max) Points ∼100% +192%
Average of class Workstation
  (706 - 3520, n=36, last 2 years)
1830 Points ∼87% +153%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
1690 (1675min - 1690max) Points ∼80% +134%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Intel Core i7-11850H
1547 (1468.05min - 1546.97max) Points ∼73% +114%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (706 - 1572, n=9)
1254 Points ∼59% +73%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1004 (837.5min - 1003.59max) Points ∼48% +39%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
850 (800.7min - 849.53max) Points ∼40% +18%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
723 (658.25min - 723.46max) Points ∼34%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (206 - 260, n=9)
237 Points ∼100% +15%
Average of class Workstation
  (180 - 274, n=35, last 2 years)
233 Points ∼98% +13%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Intel Core i7-11850H
232 Points ∼98% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H
231 Points ∼97% +12%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
229 Points ∼97% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
221 Points ∼93% +7%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
209 Points ∼88% +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
206 Points ∼87%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
684 Seconds * ∼100%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
577 Seconds * ∼84% +16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
571 Seconds * ∼83% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (374 - 684, n=8)
481 Seconds * ∼70% +30%
Average of class Workstation
  (160 - 684, n=34, last 2 years)
329 Seconds * ∼48% +52%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Intel Core i7-11850H
313 Seconds * ∼46% +54%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H
250 Seconds * ∼37% +63%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
183.3 Seconds * ∼27% +73%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H
50077 MIPS ∼100% +149%
Average of class Workstation
  (20087 - 80204, n=35, last 2 years)
46314 MIPS ∼92% +131%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Intel Core i7-11850H
44890 MIPS ∼90% +123%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (20087 - 38437, n=9)
31636 MIPS ∼63% +57%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
23707 MIPS ∼47% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
21346 MIPS ∼43% +6%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
20087 MIPS ∼40%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Intel Core i7-11850H
5727 MIPS ∼100% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H
5596 MIPS ∼98% +12%
Average of class Workstation
  (4417 - 6197, n=35, last 2 years)
5555 MIPS ∼97% +12%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5443 MIPS ∼95% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5420 MIPS ∼95% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (4777 - 5617, n=9)
5263 MIPS ∼92% +6%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
4979 MIPS ∼87%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
12499 Points ∼100% +149%
Average of class Workstation
  (4955 - 15483, n=33, last 2 years)
8758 Points ∼70% +74%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H
8272 Points ∼66% +65%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (5022 - 8981, n=9)
7675 Points ∼61% +53%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5337 Points ∼43% +6%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
5022 Points ∼40%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4955 Points ∼40% -1%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
1791 Points ∼100%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple M1 Pro
1768 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (1515 - 1806, n=9)
1727 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Workstation
  (1124 - 1924, n=33, last 2 years)
1616 Points ∼90% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H
1572 Points ∼88% -12%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1556 Points ∼87% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1537 Points ∼86% -14%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H
14.2 fps ∼100% +179%
Average of class Workstation
  (5.09 - 23.5, n=35, last 2 years)
13.1 fps ∼92% +157%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Intel Core i7-11850H
12.6 fps ∼89% +148%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (5.09 - 10.6, n=9)
8.51 fps ∼60% +67%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.51 fps ∼53% +48%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.74 fps ∼47% +32%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
5.09 fps ∼36%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
52 s * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H
50.2 s * ∼97% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (44 - 61.6, n=9)
49.6 s * ∼95% +5%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Intel Core i7-11850H
48 s * ∼92% +8%
Average of class Workstation
  (23 - 62.3, n=35, last 2 years)
47.3 s * ∼91% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
44.6 s * ∼86% +14%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
41.5 s * ∼80% +20%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.564 sec * ∼100% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.564 sec * ∼100% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.559 sec * ∼99% -3%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U
0.544 sec * ∼96%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Intel Core i7-11850H
0.543 sec * ∼96% -0%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.4416 - 0.621, n=35, last 2 years)
0.535 sec * ∼95% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (0.4666 - 0.544, n=9)
0.4996 sec * ∼89% +8%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
723 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
184.9 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
206 Points
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Performance Rating
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
94.3 pt ∼94%
Average of class Workstation
 
80.9 pt ∼81%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
56.3 pt ∼56%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
 
52.9 pt ∼53%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
50.2 pt ∼50%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
31.4 pt ∼31%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
15248 KRay/s ∼100% +482%
Average of class Workstation
  (2619 - 18395, n=28, last 2 years)
12164 KRay/s ∼80% +364%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
7698 KRay/s ∼50% +194%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
6882 KRay/s ∼45% +163%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (2619 - 8178, n=9)
6137 KRay/s ∼40% +134%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
2619 KRay/s ∼17%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
63515 Points ∼100% +392%
Average of class Workstation
  (12909 - 93999, n=28, last 2 years)
58230 Points ∼92% +351%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
32129 Points ∼51% +149%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (12909 - 41649, n=9)
31928 Points ∼50% +147%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
29377 Points ∼46% +128%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
12909 Points ∼20%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
4217 MB/s ∼100% +412%
Average of class Workstation
  (824 - 4254, n=28, last 2 years)
3036 MB/s ∼72% +268%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
2188 MB/s ∼52% +166%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
1957 MB/s ∼46% +138%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (824 - 2183, n=9)
1687 MB/s ∼40% +105%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
824 MB/s ∼20%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
91827 Points ∼100% +41%
Average of class Workstation
  (26716 - 109214, n=28, last 2 years)
84194 Points ∼92% +29%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (63615 - 67065, n=9)
65459 Points ∼71% +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
65027 Points ∼71%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
50143 Points ∼55% -23%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
49365 Points ∼54% -24%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
9783 Points ∼100% +215%
Average of class Workstation
  (3105 - 12364, n=28, last 2 years)
8709 Points ∼89% +180%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
4792 Points ∼49% +54%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
4767 Points ∼49% +54%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (3105 - 5135, n=9)
4289 Points ∼44% +38%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
3105 Points ∼32%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
37783 Points ∼100% +442%
Average of class Workstation
  (6967 - 46310, n=28, last 2 years)
30857 Points ∼82% +343%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
19093 Points ∼51% +174%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
17819 Points ∼47% +156%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (6967 - 20804, n=9)
15690 Points ∼42% +125%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
6967 Points ∼18%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
88402 MB/s ∼100% +354%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
73324 MB/s ∼83% +276%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
66899 MB/s ∼76% +243%
Average of class Workstation
  (19489 - 132156, n=28, last 2 years)
66119 MB/s ∼75% +239%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (19489 - 42966, n=9)
33949 MB/s ∼38% +74%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
19489 MB/s ∼22%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
804 MB/s ∼100% +156%
Average of class Workstation
  (314 - 1217, n=35, last 2 years)
576 MB/s ∼72% +83%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (314 - 632, n=9)
504 MB/s ∼63% +61%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
397 MB/s ∼49% +26%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
379 MB/s ∼47% +21%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
314 MB/s ∼39%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
8170 KRay/s ∼100% +455%
Average of class Workstation
  (1473 - 9925, n=28, last 2 years)
6609 KRay/s ∼81% +349%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
4129 KRay/s ∼51% +180%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
3727 KRay/s ∼46% +153%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (1473 - 4376, n=9)
3321 KRay/s ∼41% +125%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
1473 KRay/s ∼18%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (20213 - 47031, n=9)
35878 MPixel/s ∼100% +77%
Average of class Workstation
  (11531 - 46123, n=28, last 2 years)
27376 MPixel/s ∼76% +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
26356 MPixel/s ∼73% +30%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
20213 MPixel/s ∼56%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
16422 MPixel/s ∼46% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
15524 MPixel/s ∼43% -23%

System Performance

Subjectively, the performance during day-to-day use is excellent and the poor CPU performance is not as apparent from the synthetic benchmarks, which can of course be partially attributed to the blazing fast PCIe-4.0 SSD. That being said, users will quickly run into limitations when stressing the system for example by multi tasking. The slow CPU performance also means the system certainly is not future-proof.

PCMark 10 / Score
Dell Precision 5000 5560
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-11850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
6676 Points ∼100% +18%
Average of class Workstation
  (4960 - 7246, n=35, last 2 years)
6177 Points ∼93% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6147 Points ∼92% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (5488 - 6181, n=3)
5768 Points ∼86% +2%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5634 Points ∼84%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
5550 Points ∼83% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
5237 Points ∼78% -7%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Dell Precision 5000 5560
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-11850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10596 Points ∼100% +3%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10250 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (9960 - 10250, n=3)
10068 Points ∼95% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9956 Points ∼94% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (8059 - 11465, n=35, last 2 years)
9831 Points ∼93% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
9540 Points ∼90% -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
9334 Points ∼88% -9%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
9317 Points ∼100% +9%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-11850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9005 Points ∼97% +5%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
8870 Points ∼95% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (8315 - 9474, n=3)
8784 Points ∼94% +3%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8562 Points ∼92%
Average of class Workstation
  (7080 - 10374, n=35, last 2 years)
8551 Points ∼92% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
8353 Points ∼90% -2%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Dell Precision 5000 5560
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-11850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8463 Points ∼100% +53%
Average of class Workstation
  (4477 - 10241, n=35, last 2 years)
7751 Points ∼92% +40%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
7581 Points ∼90% +37%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (5399 - 6793, n=3)
5907 Points ∼70% +7%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
5604 Points ∼66% +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5530 Points ∼65%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
4477 Points ∼53% -19%
CrossMark / Overall
Average of class Workstation
  (1367 - 1962, n=18, last 2 years)
1674 Points ∼100% +3%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1623 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (1591 - 1623, n=3)
1610 Points ∼96% -1%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
1556 Points ∼93% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1526 Points ∼91% -6%
CrossMark / Productivity
Average of class Workstation
  (1389 - 1836, n=18, last 2 years)
1609 Points ∼100% +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1592 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (1553 - 1592, n=3)
1576 Points ∼98% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1521 Points ∼95% -4%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
1342 Points ∼83% -16%
CrossMark / Creativity
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
2054 Points ∼100% +17%
Average of class Workstation
  (1430 - 2192, n=18, last 2 years)
1839 Points ∼90% +5%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1751 Points ∼85%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (1723 - 1751, n=3)
1739 Points ∼85% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1606 Points ∼78% -8%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Average of class Workstation
  (1107 - 1865, n=18, last 2 years)
1427 Points ∼100% +4%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1367 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-1265U, NVIDIA T550 Laptop GPU
  (1344 - 1376, n=3)
1362 Points ∼95% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1323 Points ∼93% -3%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
M1 Pro 16-Core GPU, M1 Pro, Apple SSD AP1024R
1055 Points ∼74% -23%
PCMark 10 Score
5634 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (40212 - 72204, n=9)
60634 MB/s ∼100% +10%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
55090 MB/s ∼91%
Average of class Workstation
  (22623 - 70937, n=28, last 2 years)
46449 MB/s ∼77% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
43229 MB/s ∼71% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
39344 MB/s ∼65% -29%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
25512 MB/s ∼42% -54%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (41808 - 69493, n=9)
61112 MB/s ∼100% +16%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
52496 MB/s ∼86%
Average of class Workstation
  (21933 - 73331, n=28, last 2 years)
49242 MB/s ∼81% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
48403 MB/s ∼79% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
40872 MB/s ∼67% -22%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
25573 MB/s ∼42% -51%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (44849 - 76027, n=9)
61758 MB/s ∼100% 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
61651 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (19407 - 65459, n=28, last 2 years)
47467 MB/s ∼77% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
46390 MB/s ∼75% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
40723 MB/s ∼66% -34%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
23472 MB/s ∼38% -62%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Average Intel Core i7-1265U
  (74.6 - 112.4, n=9)
94 ns * ∼100% -4%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Intel Core i7-1265U, T550 Laptop GPU
90.5 ns * ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
83.8 ns * ∼89% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
75.2 ns * ∼80% +17%
Average of class Workstation
  (71.9 - 112.8, n=34, last 2 years)
67.9 ns * ∼72% +25%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
45.9 ns * ∼49% +49%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

With the most up-to-date BIOS version at the time of testing, our test device suffers from slightly increased DPC latencies during our standardized Wi-Fi test (web browsing, watching a 4K YouTube video, CPU stress), making the ZBook a suboptimal choice for the use of real-time audio software.

LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
5064 μs * ∼100% -404%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1419 μs * ∼28% -41%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
1105 μs * ∼22% -10%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
T550 Laptop GPU, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1004.6 μs * ∼20%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-11850H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
759 μs * ∼15% +24%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

The M.2-2280 SSD can be upgraded.
The M.2-2280 SSD can be upgraded.

The ZBook Firefly 16 G9 comes with a fast PCIe-4.0 slot and in the case of our test sample, a 1-TB Samsung M.2-2280 SSD. The PM9A1 is one of the fastest SSDs available and we measured excellent transfer rates. Even though the SSD does not feature a cooler, the performance notably does not decrease under continuous stress. Here, the positioning inside the case is of course also a factor. Ex-factory, 890 GB is available to the user. More SSD benchmarks can be found here.

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7050.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2669.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 347.81 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 315.45 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 67.94 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 143.95 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 276.62 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 457.5 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
 
90.7 pt ∼91%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
75.5 pt ∼76%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
71.5 pt ∼72%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
70 pt ∼70%
Average of class Workstation
 
68.1 pt ∼68%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
64.1 pt ∼64%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
51.6 pt ∼52%
DiskSpd
seq read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (1761 - 4634, n=43)
3752 MB/s ∼100% +2%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3673 (3577.53min - 3673.16max) MB/s ∼98%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3402 (3327.13min - 3402.21max) MB/s ∼91% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3198 (2801.23min - 3198.05max) MB/s ∼85% -13%
Average of class Workstation
  (1461 - 4273, n=35, last 2 years)
2699 MB/s ∼72% -27%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
2275 (2237.59min - 2275.26max) MB/s ∼61% -38%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
1955 (1901.88min - 1954.55max) MB/s ∼52% -47%
seq write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2226 - 4516, n=43)
3595 MB/s ∼100% +29%
Average of class Workstation
  (1353 - 7185, n=35, last 2 years)
2991 MB/s ∼83% +8%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2950 (2919.03min - 2949.85max) MB/s ∼82% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
2837 (1269.22min - 2836.61max) MB/s ∼79% +2%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2780 (2579.79min - 2779.77max) MB/s ∼77%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2767 (2739.3min - 2767.11max) MB/s ∼77% 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
1833 (1652.4min - 1833.44max) MB/s ∼51% -34%
seq q8 t1 read
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7036 (6609.8min - 7035.53max) MB/s ∼100% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6742 (5587.44min - 6742.34max) MB/s ∼96% +5%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6422 (6030.88min - 6421.85max) MB/s ∼91%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (3421 - 7005, n=43)
6329 MB/s ∼90% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (2991 - 7036, n=35, last 2 years)
4968 MB/s ∼71% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
3449 (3252.68min - 3448.98max) MB/s ∼49% -46%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3257 (2796.13min - 3257.49max) MB/s ∼46% -49%
seq q8 t1 write
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5109 (5060.79min - 5108.66max) MB/s ∼100% +3%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4945 (3908.4min - 4945.26max) MB/s ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4844 (4829.73min - 4844.04max) MB/s ∼95% -2%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2226 - 5259, n=43)
4788 MB/s ∼94% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (2683 - 9243, n=35, last 2 years)
4292 MB/s ∼84% -13%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3049 (2954.39min - 3049.03max) MB/s ∼60% -38%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
2824 (1261.86min - 2824.44max) MB/s ∼55% -43%
4k q1 t1 read
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
80.8 (80.46min - 80.76max) MB/s ∼100% +5%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (48.7 - 97.4, n=43)
78.2 MB/s ∼97% +2%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
76.6 (75.8min - 76.56max) MB/s ∼95%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
66.8 (66.72min - 66.78max) MB/s ∼83% -13%
Average of class Workstation
  (37.6 - 92.2, n=35, last 2 years)
56.1 MB/s ∼69% -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
55.4 (54.27min - 55.35max) MB/s ∼69% -28%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
52.9 (52.7min - 52.94max) MB/s ∼65% -31%
4k q1 t1 write
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
273 (258.22min - 272.54max) MB/s ∼100% +81%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (49.9 - 275, n=43)
194.4 MB/s ∼71% +29%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
183 (182.04min - 183.17max) MB/s ∼67% +22%
Average of class Workstation
  (96.6 - 273, n=35, last 2 years)
151 MB/s ∼55% 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
150.6 (147.55min - 150.64max) MB/s ∼55%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
143 (137.75min - 143.05max) MB/s ∼52% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
140 (139.56min - 139.91max) MB/s ∼51% -7%
4k q32 t16 read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (376 - 4185, n=43)
2593 MB/s ∼100% +349%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
1969 (636.24min - 1968.71max) MB/s ∼76% +241%
Average of class Workstation
  (577 - 4185, n=35, last 2 years)
1507 MB/s ∼58% +161%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
1167 (1079.85min - 1166.83max) MB/s ∼45% +102%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
934 (920.06min - 933.51max) MB/s ∼36% +62%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
756 (747.7min - 756.38max) MB/s ∼29% +31%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
577 (387.58min - 576.63max) MB/s ∼22%
4k q32 t16 write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (291 - 3559, n=43)
1953 MB/s ∼100% +443%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
1668 (1494.34min - 1668.16max) MB/s ∼85% +363%
Average of class Workstation
  (291 - 3512, n=35, last 2 years)
1099 MB/s ∼56% +205%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
512 (492.68min - 512.48max) MB/s ∼26% +42%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
422 (415.41min - 421.56max) MB/s ∼22% +17%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
360 (248.27min - 360.4max) MB/s ∼18%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
291 (285.97min - 290.61max) MB/s ∼15% -19%
AS SSD
Score Total
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2577 - 9147, n=44)
6925 Points ∼100% +65%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5753 Points ∼83% +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
5398 Points ∼78% +28%
Average of class Workstation
  (3541 - 8992, n=34, last 2 years)
5342 Points ∼77% +27%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4201 Points ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
4177 Points ∼60% -1%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3894 Points ∼56% -7%
Score Read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (983 - 3469, n=44)
2491 Points ∼100% +153%
Average of class Workstation
  (983 - 3378, n=34, last 2 years)
1891 Points ∼76% +92%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
1835 Points ∼74% +87%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1827 Points ∼73% +86%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1534 Points ∼62% +56%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
1467 Points ∼59% +49%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
983 Points ∼39%
Score Write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (921 - 4043, n=44)
3233 Points ∼100% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3177 Points ∼98% +13%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3133 Points ∼97% +11%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2814 Points ∼87%
Average of class Workstation
  (1413 - 3941, n=34, last 2 years)
2557 Points ∼79% -9%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
1734 Points ∼54% -38%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
1413 Points ∼44% -50%
Seq Read
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5169 MB/s ∼100% +5%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4900 MB/s ∼95%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2834 - 5588, n=44)
4850 MB/s ∼94% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4112 MB/s ∼80% -16%
Average of class Workstation
  (2423 - 7379, n=34, last 2 years)
4110 MB/s ∼80% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
2796 MB/s ∼54% -43%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
2599 MB/s ∼50% -47%
Seq Write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (1617 - 4477, n=44)
3237 MB/s ∼100% +34%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
2525 MB/s ∼78% +4%
Average of class Workstation
  (1049 - 6302, n=34, last 2 years)
2522 MB/s ∼78% +4%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2420 MB/s ∼75%
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1986 MB/s ∼61% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1785 MB/s ∼55% -26%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
1305 MB/s ∼40% -46%
4K Read
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
78 MB/s ∼100% +7%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (45.9 - 88.1, n=44)
73.7 MB/s ∼94% +2%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
72.61 MB/s ∼93%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
72.2 MB/s ∼93% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (42.2 - 84, n=34, last 2 years)
57.4 MB/s ∼74% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
50.9 MB/s ∼65% -30%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
49.65 MB/s ∼64% -32%
4K Write
Dell Precision 5000 5560
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
214.6 MB/s ∼100% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen2-20W6000GGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-1T00
211.9 MB/s ∼99% +10%
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9-6B897EA
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
191.99 MB/s ∼89%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (135.8 - 241, n=44)
190.3 MB/s ∼89% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y4Z9DVUS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
164 MB/s ∼76% -15%
Average of class Workstation
  (83 - 217, n=34, last 2 years)
149.1 MB/s ∼69% -22%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
128.1 MB/s ∼60% -33%
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Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (421 - 2854, n=44)