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HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 vs. ZBook Fury 15 G8: What's the difference?

HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 vs. ZBook Fury 15 G8: What's the difference? (Image source: HP)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 vs. ZBook Fury 15 G8: What's the difference? (Image source: HP)
The ZBook Fury 15 G8 is one of the fastest mobile workstations in its size class. If you're in it for the features and not so much for the speed, however, then the older and likely cheaper ZBook Fury 15 G7 will be more than enough.

It's been less than a year and HP has already begun shipping the ZBook Fury 15 G8 to succeed the older ZBook Fury 15 G7. Since both models share the exact same chassis and physical features, is it even worth spending more for the newer model?

It all comes down to performance. The Fury 15 G8 comes with 11th gen Tiger Lake-H Intel CPUs and Nvidia Ampere GPUs to replace the 10th gen Comet Lake-H and Turing options, respectively, on last year's model. When comparing the most powerful GPU option on the Fury 15 G7 (Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q) to the most powerful GPU option on the Fury 15 G8 (Quadro RTX A5000), the performance boost is generally minor to moderate as shown by our benchmarks below. Similarly, the fastest Xeon CPU on the Fury 15 G7 (Xeon W-10885M) is roughly 19 percent slower than the fastest vPro Core CPU on the Fury 15 G8 (Core i9-11950H). If these performance deficits mean little to your workloads, then the biggest reason for purchasing the G8 over the G7 becomes moot.

Beyond the processors, the G8 model comes with a 4K 120 Hz display option which offers noticeably smoother movement and even faster black-white and gray-gray response times for less ghosting than the standard 4K 60 Hz panel. The 4K 120 Hz display is available on the older G7 model as well, but finding a configuration with one is becoming increasingly difficult now that the G7 is slowly being phased out. If such an option is desirable, then the G8 model would be your best bet.

Other small changes include the move from Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 4 which means little unless if you plan on attaching external GPUs. PCIe4 SSDs may be supported on the G8 as well, but HP is only configuring PCIe3 SSDs as of this writing. The manufacturer has yet to confirm with us if the Fury 15 G8 supports PCIe4 NVMe SSDs.

There isn't much else to help distinguish between the two models aside from the aforementioned features. Unless if you plan on getting the highest-end configuration of the ZBook Fury 15 G8 to maximize performance, then the ZBook Fury 15 G7 can offer essentially the same experience both inside and out. See our review on the ZBook Fury 15 G8 for more benchmarks and differences between the two models.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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HP ZBook Fury 15 G8 Intel Core i9-11950H; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1775 (1695.06-1826.82)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 Intel Xeon W-10885M; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1573 (1552.67-1628.27)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 Intel Xeon W-10885M; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1079 (1047.23-1088.67)
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 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
4669 Points ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
3835 Points ∼82% -18%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
2727 Points ∼58% -42%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
618 Points ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
502 Points ∼81% -19%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
499 Points ∼81% -19%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1827 (1695.06min - 1826.82max) Points ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1628 (1552.67min - 1628.27max) Points ∼89% -11%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1089 (1047.23min - 1088.67max) Points ∼60% -40%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
241 Points ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
211 Points ∼88% -12%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
209 Points ∼87% -13%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
412 Seconds * ∼100% -58%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
261 Seconds * ∼63%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
5755 MIPS ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
5703 MIPS ∼99% -1%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
50060 MIPS ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
36204 MIPS ∼72% -28%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
14.2 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
8.89 fps ∼63% -37%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
58.1 s * ∼100% -11%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
52.2 s * ∼90%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
0.551 sec * ∼100% -1%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
0.544 sec * ∼99%

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3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
23579 Points ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
19759 Points ∼84% -16%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
8242 Points ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
7443 Points ∼90% -10%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
30423 Points ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
26369 Points ∼87% -13%
1280x720 Performance Combined
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
13628 Points ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
12576 Points ∼92% -8%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
177.3 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
118.8 fps ∼67% -33%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
151.3 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
130.9 fps ∼87% -13%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
16.86 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
15.11 fps ∼90% -10%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
113.8 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
70.3 fps ∼62% -38%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
69.8 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
62.1 fps ∼89% -11%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
110.3 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
100.3 fps ∼91% -9%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
167.3 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
120.7 fps ∼72% -28%
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
168.2 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
127.3 fps ∼76% -24%
SPECviewperf 13
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
183.8 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
176.8 fps ∼96% -4%
Catia (catia-05)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
243.4 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
225.3 fps ∼93% -7%
Creo (creo-02)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
223.1 fps ∼100% +4%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
214.3 fps ∼96%
Energy (energy-02)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
53.2 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
39.92 fps ∼75% -25%
Maya (maya-05)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
219.7 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
200.5 fps ∼91% -9%
Medical (medical-02)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
109.4 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
90.8 fps ∼83% -17%
Showcase (showcase-02)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
103.8 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
95.7 fps ∼92% -8%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
285.1 fps ∼100% +3%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
276 fps ∼97%
Solidworks (sw-04)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
144.9 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M
142.6 fps ∼98% -2%
SPECviewperf 2020
3840x2160 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
77 fps ∼100%
3840x2160 CATIA (catia-06)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
53 fps ∼100%
3840x2160 Creo (creo-03)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
89.8 fps ∼100%
3840x2160 Energy (energy-03)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
39.3 fps ∼100%
3840x2160 Maya (maya-06)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
119.2 fps ∼100%
3840x2160 Medical (medical-03)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
21.42 fps ∼100%
3840x2160 Siemens NX (snx-04)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
151.3 fps ∼100%
3840x2160 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
72.8 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
120 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 CATIA (catia-06)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
93.6 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 Creo (creo-03)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
136 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 Energy (energy-03)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
55 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 Maya (maya-06)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
258.3 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 Medical (medical-03)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
56.9 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 Siemens NX (snx-04)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
285.4 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H
176 fps ∼100%

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Allen Ngo, 2021-10-16 (Update: 2021-10-16)