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HP ZBook Power 15 G8 laptop review: A lot of high-end in an affordable workstation

Affordable and high-quality. In our laptop test, HP's affordable ZBook Power 15 G8 with Intel's Core i7-11800H shows a good but inconsistent workstation performance. Our test unit comes with an Nvidia T600 and scores with a very good battery life, excellent input devices, and bright FDH panel.

As an affordable workstation, the HP ZBook Power 15 G8 brings updates for CPU and GPU in the current generation, with the maximum configuration offering an Intel Tiger Lake Core i9-11950H and Nvidia RTX A2000. While in addition to a 4K display, vPRO CPUs are also available, unfortunately Xeon processors and with that also ECC RAM won't be available this year. But the device still offers many characteristics of a high-end workstation.

For about 1600 Euros (~$1630), our configuration is equipped with Intel's Core i7-11800H, Nvidia's T600 as a professional GPU, and an FHD display. As direct competitors in the entry-level workstation segment, we have the Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 and Dell's Precision 3551. Our test will show whether the ZBook Power 15 G8 with its fairly powerful components also brings a good price-performance ratio.

HP ZBook Power 15 G8 (ZBook Power 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H 8 x 2.3 - 4.6 GHz, 62 W PL2 / Short Burst, 106 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU - 4 GB VRAM, Core: 1395 MHz, Memory: 1250 MHz, 25 W TDP, GDDR6, 513.12 (30.0.15.1312), Optimus
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4-2933, 21-21-21-47, single-channel, 2x SO-DIMM, max. 64 GB
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AUOA08B, IPS LED, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel WM590 (Tiger Lake PCH-H)
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ, 512 GB 
, 418 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake PCH-H - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio port, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (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): 22.8 x 359.4 x 234 ( = 0.9 x 14.15 x 9.21 in)
Battery
83 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p HD /w shutter & IR
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2W stereo, Keyboard: HP Premium Quiet 6 row full-size chiclet w/ numpad, spill resistant, Keyboard Light: yes, 150 W PSU, HP: Dynamic Audio, System Safeguard, Sure Click & Sure Sense, Power On Authentication, Security Manager, Power Manager, Easy Clean, Wolf Security, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.974 kg ( = 69.63 oz / 4.35 pounds), Power Supply: 449 g ( = 15.84 oz / 0.99 pounds)
Price
1600 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87.7 %
07/2022
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
2 kg22.8 mm15.60"1920x1080
90.3 %
10/2021
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg25.9 mm15.60"3840x2160
87.8 %
08/2021
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
1.9 kg18 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
86.2 %
06/2022
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg22.7 mm15.60"1920x1080
81.2 %
10/2020
Dell Precision 3000 3551
i9-10885H, Quadro P620
2.2 kg24.92 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case: ZBook Power made of robust aluminum

HP ZBook Power 15 G8
HP ZBook Power 15 G8

The dark-gray aluminum case gives the ZBook Power 15 elegant looks and a quite remarkable robustness, which is also confirmed by its MIL STD-810H certification. The haptics including the matte surfaces also leave nothing to be desired.

The device shows clean workmanship, and fingerprints are not a problem. The lid can be opened with a single hand, and the large hinge going all the way across is extremely sturdy.

On the other hand, the back of the lid can be easily pressed down with some single-point pressure, although this won't lead to any image distortions. Positive points are the facts that the lid with its slim bezels can only be twisted minimally and that the maximum opening angle is ~180 degrees.

Overall, the workstation is lighter at 1.97 kg (~4.34 lb) and also more compact than the competitors. However, as a premium workstation HP's ZBook Studio 15 is again slimmer at 18 mm (~0.7 in), and so is HP's light compact workstation, the Firefly 15, which also weighs only 1.75 kg (~3.96 lb).

Size Comparison

366.5 mm / 14.4 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 22.7 mm / 0.894 inch 2.3 kg4.98 lbs359.1 mm / 14.1 inch 236.3 mm / 9.3 inch 24.92 mm / 0.981 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 242.5 mm / 9.55 inch 25.9 mm / 1.02 inch 2.5 kg5.46 lbs359.4 mm / 14.1 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 22.8 mm / 0.898 inch 2 kg4.35 lbs359.5 mm / 14.2 inch 233.6 mm / 9.2 inch 19.2 mm / 0.756 inch 1.8 kg3.86 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.29 lbs

Equipment: HP ZBook with USB-C PD and fast WiFi 6

Even as an entry-level workstation, the ZBook 15 G8 delivers many important connections: There is Gbit LAN (even if it isn't 2.5 Gbps), there are a total of three USB-A 3.1 Gen1 (5 Gbps) ports, while there is only a single Thunderbolt 4 connection, and it also offers DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery generally. We also appreciate seeing HDMI in version 2.0.

A SmartCard reader is optional, but there is always a Kensington Lock (nano). Together with the proprietary charging port, the whole package is rounded by a combo audio port. However, we miss an SD card slot.

Kensington Lock (nano), Gbit RJ45, USB-A 3.1 Gen1 (5 Gbps), HDMI 2.0, Smart Card
Kensington Lock (nano), Gbit RJ45, USB-A 3.1 Gen1 (5 Gbps), HDMI 2.0, Smart Card
Combo audio, 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen1 (5 Gbps), Thunderbolt 4, charging port
Combo audio, 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen1 (5 Gbps), Thunderbolt 4, charging port

Communication

In addition to Gbit LAN, Intel's Wi-Fi 6 AX201 + Bluetooth 5.2 is also available in soldered-in form. ~1.5 Gbps when sending and 1.33 Gbps when receiving corresponds to the high Wi-Fi speed of the competitors. While there is no WWAN slot, NFC is optionally available.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1481 (1432min - 1528max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1421 (1336min - 1474max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1419 (1169min - 1609max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1330 (606min - 1481max) MBit/s ∼90% -10%
Average of class Workstation
  (767 - 1506, n=29, last 2 years)
1244 MBit/s ∼84% -16%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1211 (954min - 1321max) MBit/s ∼82% -18%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1167 (1092min - 1233max) MBit/s ∼79% -21%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=324)
1161 MBit/s ∼78% -22%
iperf3 receive AX12
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1407 (1295min - 1454max) MBit/s ∼100% +6%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1396 (1215min - 1505max) MBit/s ∼99% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1385 (1285min - 1610max) MBit/s ∼98% +4%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1363 (1311min - 1453max) MBit/s ∼97% +2%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1333 (633min - 1532max) MBit/s ∼95%
Average of class Workstation
  (579 - 1553, n=29, last 2 years)
1314 MBit/s ∼93% -1%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=324)
1261 MBit/s ∼90% -5%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1249 (1170min - 1318max) MBit/s ∼89% -6%
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HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1311 (633-1532)
Dell Precision 3000 3551 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1407 (1295-1454)
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1481 (1432-1528)
Dell Precision 3000 3551 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1167 (1092-1233)

Webcam

Noisy webcam without details
Noisy webcam without details

The 720p webcam offers a SureShutter (cover), dual-array mics, and optional infrared for Windows Hello. However, the image quality is noisy.

Built-in SureShutter
Built-in SureShutter
ColorChecker
36.2 ∆E
30.2 ∆E
34.9 ∆E
33.2 ∆E
36.2 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
28.6 ∆E
37.9 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
33.3 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
22.4 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
22.3 ∆E
24.6 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
12 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
21 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
ColorChecker HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA: 23.73 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 37.91 ∆E

Security

HP doesn't take half-measures in terms of security. On the side of hardware options, there is a SmartCard reader and an IR camera for Windows Hello. In addition, there is a mechanism for a security lock, a fingerprint reader, TPM 2.0, and a camera shutter.

On the software side, more security is provided by the HP System Safeguard against firmware attacks or sudden firmware errors, the HP Client Security Manager, HP Sure Click & Sure Sense against phishing and malware, and a "self healing" BIOS.

Accessories

A 150-Watt power supply (120 watts in the configurations without dGPU) is included. The packaging is plastic free (i.e., 10% only), most of it is cardboard (45% recycled) and paper cellulose. Optionally, HP offers various USB-C/Thunderbolt docks, but only the HP TB Dock G2 with combo cable (about 200 Euros, ~$204) includes Power Delivery.

Maintenance

After removing only five Philips screws, the case bottom can be easily removed using a plastic prying tool. In this way, you get access to 2x SO DIMMs and 2x M.2-2280 slots, while the battery is also replaceable and the screwed-in cooling system can be maintained. The WLAN module is soldered in, and the keyboard is also fixed. There is no WWAN.

2x SO DIMMs
2x SO DIMMs
1x PCIe Gen-4x4 (occupied) & 1x PCIe Gen-3x4 M.2-2280 slots
1x PCIe Gen-4x4 (occupied) & 1x PCIe Gen-3x4 M.2-2280 slots
Soldered in: Intel AX201 (Wi-Fi 6)
Soldered in: Intel AX201 (Wi-Fi 6)

Warranty

In the German language area, HP offers a standard warranty of 3 years, which can be expanded up to 5 years. It includes pickup & return service, and on-site service costs extra. This corresponds to HP's policies for high-end business laptops.

Input Devices: ZBook Power impresses with a crisp keyboard

Keyboard

While the keyboard has slightly smaller keys (15 × 15 mm, ~0.6 x 0.6 in) and distances, the lettering is larger. It has a close resemblance to that of the ZBook Firefly and ZBook Fury, so the typing experience is just as crisp and the pressure point is clearly noticeable. The stroke of ~1.5 mm (~0.06 in) adds to the attractive overall impression. 

The keyboard is splash proof and its operation remains attractively quiet. It can only be pressed down very slightly by applying some pressure to a single spot. It isn't necessarily any worse than that of the ThinkPad P15v.

The layout is very successful, but the keys that are smaller include the Enter, left Shift, vertical arrow keys, number block, and the top row. The power button is also integrated in the top row but pressing it accidentally won't cause the laptop to go to sleep. There is a two-step illumination, and its duration can be configured in the BIOS. 

Keyboard illumination
Keyboard illumination

Touchpad

The 11.5 × 7 cm (~4.5 x 2.75 in) is extremely responsive and precise. The smooth glass surface offers very good sliding characteristics, and all the gestures are implemented flawlessly. The integrated keys have a medium stroke and produce a powerful and loud feedback.

Bright and high-contrast FHD display in the ZBook Power

Subpixels without graininess and relatively clear and luminous
Subpixels without graininess and relatively clear and luminous
Some slight light halos in the corners
Some slight light halos in the corners

Our configuration includes the same matte, 15.6-inch, bright (400 nits), low-power FHD IPS panel (AUOA08B) in the 16:9 format as the predecessor. It is also used in several HP Elite and ProBooks, as well as in the HP Envy x360 15.

The 4K option (3840 x 2160 pixels) should reduce the battery life noticeably and according to the data sheet only offers complete coverage of the sRGB color space, like the 4K panel in the ZBook Firefly G7 - so you will look in vain for Dreamcolor. The entry-level panel uses FHD IPS with only 250 nits of brightness and with optional touch.

At an average of 385 nits, the panel gets significantly brighter than that of the ThinkPad P15v and Precision 3551. The DeltaE values (< 2) are also much more accurate. The contrast is a good 1574:1 and together with the black value of 0.25 nits produces a saturated black. The slow response times are a disadvantage. There is no PWM flickering.

391
cd/m²
427
cd/m²
407
cd/m²
372
cd/m²
393
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
349
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
393
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AUOA08B
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 427 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 385.1 cd/m² Minimum: 29.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 78 %
Center on Battery: 393 cd/m²
Contrast: 1572:1 (Black: 0.25 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.5 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3, calibrated: 1.4
ΔE Greyscale 1.3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
71.3% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
70.5% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.26
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
AUOA08B, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
BOE0969, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.60
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
SDC4145, OLED, 3840x2160, 15.60
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
LGD069B, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
N156HCA-EAC, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.60
Dell Precision 3000 3551
LG Philips 156WFD, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
20%
26%
-2%
-36%
-45%
Display P3 Coverage
70.5
95.9
36%
99.9
42%
68.6
-3%
43.7
-38%
37.5
-47%
sRGB Coverage
99
100
1%
100
1%
98.5
-1%
65.1
-34%
56.5
-43%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
71.3
87.3
22%
95.3
34%
70
-2%
45.3
-36%
38.74
-46%
Response Times
74%
95%
12%
24%
41%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
61
14.8 ?(7.6, 7.2)
76%
2.4 ?(1, 1.4)
96%
56 ?(27.2, 28.8)
8%
48 ?(26, 22)
21%
29.6 ?(16.4, 13.2)
51%
Response Time Black / White *
38 ?(19, 19)
11 ?(7.6, 3.4)
71%
2.4 ?(1.1, 1.3)
94%
32 ?(18, 14)
16%
28 ?(17, 11)
26%
26.4 ?(14, 12.4)
31%
PWM Frequency
240.4 ?(52)
Screen
-81%
-75%
-90%
-144%
-111%
Brightness middle
393
626
59%
379.6
-3%
397
1%
305
-22%
235.5
-40%
Brightness
385
589
53%
380
-1%
402
4%
281
-27%
228
-41%
Brightness Distribution
78
87
12%
95
22%
84
8%
88
13%
89
14%
Black Level *
0.25
0.58
-132%
0.13
48%
0.32
-28%
0.25
-0%
Contrast
1572
1079
-31%
3054
94%
953
-39%
942
-40%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.5
5.41
-261%
5.15
-243%
5.9
-293%
5.9
-293%
5.44
-263%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.3
9.05
-110%
7.79
-81%
9.4
-119%
20.1
-367%
13.58
-216%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.4
0.6
57%
3.1
-121%
1.1
21%
4.5
-221%
5.2
-271%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.3
6.2
-377%
2.6
-100%
8.8
-577%
5.3
-308%
3.1
-138%
Gamma
2.26 97%
2.66 83%
1.99 111%
2.47 89%
2.1 105%
2.42 91%
CCT
6435 101%
6101 107%
6166 105%
6416 101%
6307 103%
7070 92%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63.7
35.5
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98.5
56.1
Total Average (Program / Settings)
4% / -37%
15% / -22%
-27% / -57%
-52% / -97%
-38% / -75%

* ... smaller is better

The sRGB color space is covered to 99%, but only ~71% of DCI-P3 and AdobeRGB are reproduced. With this, you can use the laptop for image and video processing at a semi-professional level. The ThinkPad P15v G2 does significantly worse (sRGB < 57%) here as well.

99% sRGB
99% sRGB
71.3% AdobeRGB
71.3% AdobeRGB
70.5% DCI-P3
70.5% DCI-P3

At a DeltaE of 4.3, the largest deviation is in the blue color, even after the calibration. However, the RGB balance is good overall. After the calibration, the contrast even increases to 2151:1, while the brightness is reduced by only 10 nits. As always, our ICC color profile is available for your free download next to the brightness distribution graphic above.

Colors
Colors
Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation
Saturation
Colors (calibrated)
Colors (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)

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
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 95 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (22.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
61 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ 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. » 96 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (36.2 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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19661 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The matte display surface together with the high brightness of 385 nits make the ZBook Power 15 suitable for outdoor operation. However, you should still avoid direct sunlight. 

Outdoors, overcast
Outdoors, overcast

As typical for IPS displays, the viewing angle stability is at a very high level, never creating any problems, for example, if you want to watch videos together with several people.

Viewing angle from the bottom
Viewing angle from the bottom
Viewing angle from the top
Viewing angle from the top
Viewing angle from the side
Viewing angle from the side
Viewing angle from the side
Viewing angle from the side

High performance limited by HP's own AI?

Our test unit offers an Intel Core i7-11800H (Tiger Lake, without vPRO) and the Nvidia T600 dGPU, together with the integrated Intel UHD Xe (32 EUs). This is completed by a 16-GB RAM module (DDR4-3200 @DDR4-2933) and a 512-GB PCIe4x4 SSD. Xeon CPUs and ECC RAM are not available this year.

The maximum configuration includes Intel's Core i9-11950H (vPRO), Nvidia's RTX A2000, two 32-GB RAM modules, and two 2-TB M.2-2280 SSDs. More affordable models with an Intel Core i5 (hexa-core) and with or without Nvidia GPU are also available.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z SPD
CPU-Z SPD
GPU-Z Intel
GPU-Z Intel
HWInfo
HWInfo
GPU-Z Nvidia
GPU-Z Nvidia
 

Test Conditions

HP controls the performance and fan behavior in the ZBook 15 G8 by using an AI called "Z Algorithms," which operates using Intel's Dynamic Tuning. However, this doesn't seem to be quite mature yet, since the performance is not constant. One time, our Cinebench R15 test loop achieves a constant 1,550 points in 25 runs, while another loop results in only ~1,100 points and a third in ~1,300 points.

A BIOS update from v1.01 to v1.09 didn't improve things but resulted in the contrary: The initially achieved 2,075 points (constant: 1,826) in CBR15 are not reproduceable at any point anymore, but the fans are now significantly less aggressive. Depending on the result, the constant consumption was 40 watts one time and 47 watts another time, or a maximum of 55 watts constantly.

Processor

Cinebench R15 score during battery operation
Cinebench R15 score during battery operation

With the described AI behavior, the real performance of the Intel Core i7-11800H in combination with the cooling capacity is hard to pin down.

While all the CPU tests were performed with the old BIOS v1.01 when the AI was still more benevolent, the ZBook Power 15 led the test field most of the times. After the BIOS update, the performance falls barely above that of the ThinkPad P15v G2 on average.

There doesn't seem to be a short-term Turbo (PL2) anymore either. In addition, the fans start revving up very late (just before the completion of the first run) and run quieter than originally, whether this is due to the new BIOS or a power supply that doesn't work right. In battery operation, the performance is again reduced by about 25%. 

Log: CPU clock speeds, temperatures, and watts
Log: CPU clock speeds, temperatures, and watts

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

800.7905.71010.71115.71220.71325.71430.71535.71640.71745.71850.71955.72060.7Tooltip
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA Intel Core i7-11800H; BIOS v1.01: Ø1871 (1826.07-2075.23)
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA Intel Core i7-11800H; BIOS v1.09: Ø1598 (1546.61-1716.52)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8 Intel Core i9-11950H: Ø1806 (1765.46-1841.11)
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø807 (800.7-849.53)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1464 (1395.62-1706.19)
Dell Precision 3000 3551 Intel Core i9-10885H: Ø1152 (1113.77-1263.86)
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
Octane V2: Total Score
Jetstream 2: Total Score
CPU Performance Rating
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8 -1!
Intel Core i9-11950H
82.4 pt ∼82%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
82.1 pt ∼82%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
 
81.7 pt ∼82%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8 -3!
Intel Core i9-11950H
80.8 pt ∼81%
Average of class Workstation
 
70.5 pt ∼71%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE -3!
Intel Core i7-11800H
67.7 pt ∼68%
Dell Precision 3000 3551 -4!
Intel Core i9-10885H
60.9 pt ∼61%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA -4!
Intel Core i7-1165G7
53.7 pt ∼54%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
12612 Points ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
12247 (11482min - 12246.8max) Points ∼97% -3%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
12166 (11410min - 12166.4max) Points ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (6508 - 14088, n=47)
11696 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
10118 Points ∼80% -20%
Average of class Workstation
  (4239 - 13387, n=25, last 2 years)
9815 Points ∼78% -22%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1596 Points ∼100% +5%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1569 Points ∼98% +3%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
1522 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1386 - 1522, n=44)
1497 Points ∼94% -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (1162 - 1777, n=24, last 2 years)
1442 Points ∼90% -5%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
4669 Points ∼100% +7%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
4660 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (2498 - 5408, n=49)
4472 Points ∼96% +2%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
4363 Points ∼93%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
3600 Points ∼77% -17%
Average of class Workstation
  (1602 - 5180, n=31, last 2 years)
3429 Points ∼73% -21%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Intel Core i9-10885H
2798 Points ∼60% -36%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2069 Points ∼44% -53%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
618 Points ∼100% +6%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
610 Points ∼99% +4%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
586 Points ∼95% 0%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
585 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (520 - 586, n=46)
576 Points ∼93% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
569 Points ∼92% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (460 - 685, n=31, last 2 years)
548 Points ∼89% -6%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Intel Core i9-10885H
460 Points ∼74% -21%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
2075 (1826.07min - 2075.23max) Points ∼100%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
1717 (1548min - 1717max) Points ∼83% -17%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1342 - 2173, n=49)
1900 Points ∼92% -8%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1841 (1765.46min - 1841.11max) Points ∼89% -11%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1827 (1695.06min - 1826.82max) Points ∼88% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
1706 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Workstation
  (675 - 2313, n=32, last 2 years)
1505 Points ∼73% -27%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Intel Core i9-10885H
1264 (1113.77min - 1263.86max) Points ∼61% -39%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
850 (800.7min - 849.53max) Points ∼41% -59%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
241 Points ∼100% +4%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
236 Points ∼98% +2%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
231 Points ∼96%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
229 Points ∼95% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (201 - 231, n=45)
225 Points ∼93% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
221.7 Points ∼92% -4%
Average of class Workstation
  (180 - 249, n=31, last 2 years)
219 Points ∼91% -5%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Intel Core i9-10885H
197 Points ∼82% -15%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
577 Seconds * ∼100% -124%
Average of class Workstation
  (244 - 703, n=29, last 2 years)
389 Seconds * ∼67% -51%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Intel Core i9-10885H
348 Seconds * ∼60% -35%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
319 Seconds * ∼55% -24%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (217 - 454, n=45)
276 Seconds * ∼48% -7%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
261 Seconds * ∼45% -1%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
258 Seconds * ∼45%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
254 Seconds * ∼44% +2%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
50060 MIPS ∼100% +3%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
50050 MIPS ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (33718 - 56758, n=45)
48500 MIPS ∼97% 0%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
48410 MIPS ∼97%
Average of class Workstation
  (19147 - 53426, n=30, last 2 years)
38631 MIPS ∼77% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
37996 MIPS ∼76% -22%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Intel Core i9-10885H
36740 MIPS ∼73% -24%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
23707 MIPS ∼47% -51%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
5773 MIPS ∼100% +2%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
5755 MIPS ∼100% +1%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
5676 MIPS ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (5138 - 5716, n=45)
5487 MIPS ∼95% -3%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5443 MIPS ∼94% -4%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Intel Core i9-10885H
5397 MIPS ∼93% -5%
Average of class Workstation
  (4417 - 5919, n=30, last 2 years)
5394 MIPS ∼93% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
5250 MIPS ∼91% -8%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (4655 - 9851, n=39)
8566 Points ∼100% +8%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
7941 Points ∼93%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
7286 Points ∼85% -8%
Average of class Workstation
  (3852 - 12252, n=28, last 2 years)
6948 Points ∼81% -13%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Intel Core i9-10885H
6914 Points ∼81% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
6379 Points ∼74% -20%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4955 Points ∼58% -38%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1702 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1429 - 1625, n=39)
1560 Points ∼92% +2%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1556 Points ∼91% +2%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
1528 Points ∼90%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
1476 Points ∼87% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (1124 - 1805, n=28, last 2 years)
1459 Points ∼86% -5%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Intel Core i9-10885H
1216 Points ∼71% -20%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
14.5 fps ∼100% +5%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
14.2 fps ∼98% +3%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
13.8 fps ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (7.38 - 17.4, n=45)
13.8 fps ∼95% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
11.6 fps ∼80% -16%
Average of class Workstation
  (5.24 - 15.8, n=30, last 2 years)
10.9 fps ∼75% -21%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Intel Core i9-10885H
10.6 fps ∼73% -23%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.74 fps ∼46% -51%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
54 s * ∼100% -26%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
52.2 s * ∼97% -22%
Average of class Workstation
  (23 - 106, n=30, last 2 years)
52 s * ∼96% -21%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
48.6 s * ∼90% -14%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (38.6 - 59.9, n=44)
46.5 s * ∼86% -9%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Intel Core i9-10885H
45.9 s * ∼85% -7%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
42.8 s * ∼79%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
41.5 s * ∼77% +3%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.615 sec * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.594 sec * ∼97% +3%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.4771 - 0.668, n=30, last 2 years)
0.575 sec * ∼93% +7%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Intel Core i9-10885H
0.572 sec * ∼93% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (0.548 - 0.615, n=45)
0.566 sec * ∼92% +8%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.564 sec * ∼92% +8%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
0.551 sec * ∼90% +10%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
0.544 sec * ∼88% +12%
Octane V2 / Total Score
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (63248 - 70549, n=10)
67715 Points ∼100% +7%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
63248 Points ∼93%
Average of class Workstation
  (49124 - 75204, n=14, last 2 years)
60395 Points ∼89% -5%
Jetstream 2 / Total Score
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H
204.6 Points ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
201 Points ∼98% -2%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
194.5 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (159.8 - 214, n=16)
192.6 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Workstation
  (136.4 - 251, n=17, last 2 years)
183.2 Points ∼90% -10%

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Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
10903 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
6845 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
49232 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
15.96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
162.3 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
2.45 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2075 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
231 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
268 fps
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Performance Rating
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
96.2 pt ∼96%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
93.8 pt ∼94%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
90.8 pt ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
 
87.9 pt ∼88%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
79.6 pt ∼80%
Average of class Workstation
 
70.3 pt ∼70%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
50 pt ∼50%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
14937 KRay/s ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
14775 KRay/s ∼99% -1%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
14407 KRay/s ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (8772 - 15961, n=19)
13546 KRay/s ∼91% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
12429 KRay/s ∼83% -17%
Average of class Workstation
  (5091 - 15661, n=21, last 2 years)
10726 KRay/s ∼72% -28%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
6882 KRay/s ∼46% -54%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
61337 Points ∼100% +3%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
60286 Points ∼98% +1%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
59566 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (39404 - 65636, n=19)
57695 Points ∼94% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
53052 Points ∼86% -11%
Average of class Workstation
  (27054 - 65754, n=21, last 2 years)
49469 Points ∼81% -17%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
29377 Points ∼48% -51%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
4069 MB/s ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
4032 MB/s ∼99% -1%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
4003 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (2599 - 4439, n=19)
3873 MB/s ∼95% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
3437 MB/s ∼84% -16%
Average of class Workstation
  (1208 - 4220, n=21, last 2 years)
2744 MB/s ∼67% -33%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
1957 MB/s ∼48% -52%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
98772 Points ∼100% +8%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
97840 Points ∼99% +7%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
91849 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (86848 - 91941, n=19)
90885 Points ∼92% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
90186 Points ∼91% -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (49352 - 109214, n=21, last 2 years)
77408 Points ∼78% -16%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
49365 Points ∼50% -46%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
10001 Points ∼100% +2%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
9828 Points ∼98% 0%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
9792 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (6420 - 9792, n=19)
9179 Points ∼92% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
8815 Points ∼88% -10%
Average of class Workstation
  (4528 - 12205, n=21, last 2 years)
8025 Points ∼80% -18%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
4767 Points ∼48% -51%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
36771 Points ∼100% 0%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
36764 Points ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
35735 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (23365 - 39464, n=19)
34706 Points ∼94% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
31515 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Workstation
  (13237 - 38635, n=21, last 2 years)
27442 Points ∼75% -25%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
17819 Points ∼48% -52%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (74617 - 149388, n=19)
123344 MB/s ∼100% +45%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
84977 MB/s ∼69%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
84048 MB/s ∼68% -1%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
83095 MB/s ∼67% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
74617 MB/s ∼60% -12%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
66899 MB/s ∼54% -21%
Average of class Workstation
  (17257 - 94210, n=21, last 2 years)
56742 MB/s ∼46% -33%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
778 MB/s ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
767 MB/s ∼99% -1%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
756 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
681 MB/s ∼88% -12%
Average of class Workstation
  (449 - 839, n=29, last 2 years)
418 (449min - 839max) MB/s ∼54% -46%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
379 MB/s ∼49% -51%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (461 - 830, n=42)
350 (461min - 830max) MB/s ∼45% -55%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
8081 KRay/s ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
8075 KRay/s ∼100% 0%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
7871 KRay/s ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (4545 - 8717, n=20)
7366 KRay/s ∼91% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
6747 KRay/s ∼83% -17%
Average of class Workstation
  (2779 - 8566, n=21, last 2 years)
5784 KRay/s ∼72% -28%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
3727 KRay/s ∼46% -54%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
26370 MPixel/s ∼100% +94%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
22621 MPixel/s ∼86% +67%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (11898 - 26757, n=20)
22462 MPixel/s ∼85% +65%
Average of class Workstation
  (10800 - 46123, n=21, last 2 years)
20830 MPixel/s ∼79% +53%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
16422 MPixel/s ∼62% +21%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
13585 MPixel/s ∼52%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
11898 MPixel/s ∼45% -12%

Workstation Performance

The performance in the workstation related applications was evaluated with the new BIOS (v1.09). Here, it places about 10% behind the ThinkPad P15v G2 with the Nvidia T1200, while the HP Firefly with the Nvidia T500 is surpassed by about 45%. On the other hand, the ZBook Fury with RTX A5000 offers twice the performance most of the time.

The RTX A2000, which is the maximum you can select for the ZBook Power 15, should run about 50% faster.

SPECviewperf 13
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
183.8 fps ∼100% +105%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
177.3 fps ∼96% +97%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
94 fps ∼51% +5%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
89.8 fps ∼49%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
57.9 fps ∼32% -36%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
55.2 fps ∼30% -39%
Catia (catia-05)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
243.4 fps ∼100% +87%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
149 fps ∼61% +15%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
130 fps ∼53%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
127.9 fps ∼53% -2%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
95.8 fps ∼39% -26%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
76.6 fps ∼31% -41%
Creo (creo-02)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
214.3 fps ∼100% +95%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
156.8 fps ∼73% +43%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
124 fps ∼58% +13%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
110 fps ∼51%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
74.3 fps ∼35% -32%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
66.2 fps ∼31% -40%
Energy (energy-02)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
53.2 fps ∼100% +230%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
21.17 fps ∼40% +31%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
18 fps ∼34% +12%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
16.1 fps ∼30%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
12.41 fps ∼23% -23%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
8.07 fps ∼15% -50%
Maya (maya-05)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
219.7 fps ∼100% +100%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
200.8 fps ∼91% +83%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
120 fps ∼55% +9%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
110 fps ∼50%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
68.3 fps ∼31% -38%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
62 fps ∼28% -44%
Medical (medical-02)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
109.4 fps ∼100% +157%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
56.8 fps ∼52% +33%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
49.9 fps ∼46% +17%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
42.6 fps ∼39%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
36.14 fps ∼33% -15%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
25.1 fps ∼23% -41%
Showcase (showcase-02)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
103.8 fps ∼100% +151%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
100.3 fps ∼97% +142%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
45.1 fps ∼43% +9%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
41.4 fps ∼40%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
25.28 fps ∼24% -39%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
23.87 fps ∼23% -42%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
276 fps ∼100% +101%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
150 fps ∼54% +9%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
137 fps ∼50%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
90.8 fps ∼33% -34%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
89 fps ∼32% -35%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
18.89 fps ∼7% -86%
Solidworks (sw-04)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
144.9 fps ∼100% +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
120 fps ∼83% +13%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
106 fps ∼73%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
93.6 fps ∼65% -12%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
92.3 fps ∼64% -13%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
86.7 fps ∼60% -18%
SPECviewperf 2020
1920x1080 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
120 fps ∼100% +193%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
43 fps ∼36% +5%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
40.9 fps ∼34%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
28.9 fps ∼24% -29%
1920x1080 CATIA (catia-06)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
93.6 fps ∼100% +183%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
38.2 fps ∼41% +15%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
33.1 fps ∼35%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
23.22 fps ∼25% -30%
1920x1080 Creo (creo-03)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
136 fps ∼100% +102%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
73.4 fps ∼54% +9%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
67.3 fps ∼49%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
41.95 fps ∼31% -38%
1920x1080 Energy (energy-03)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
55 fps ∼100% +244%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
18 fps ∼33% +13%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
16 fps ∼29%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
11.96 fps ∼22% -25%
1920x1080 Maya (maya-06)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
258.3 fps ∼100% +107%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
133 fps ∼51% +6%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
125 fps ∼48%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
78.1 fps ∼30% -38%
1920x1080 Medical (medical-03)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
56.9 fps ∼100% +204%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
22.7 fps ∼40% +21%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
18.7 fps ∼33%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
14.74 fps ∼26% -21%
1920x1080 Siemens NX (snx-04)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
285.4 fps ∼100% +110%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
151 fps ∼53% +11%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
136 fps ∼48%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
93.1 fps ∼33% -32%
1920x1080 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
176 fps ∼100% +140%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
82.8 fps ∼47% +13%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
73.4 fps ∼42%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
43.59 fps ∼25% -41%
V-Ray 5 Benchmark
CPU
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
8803 mpaths ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
6722 mpaths ∼76%
GPU CUDA
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
232 mpaths ∼100% +2%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
227 mpaths ∼98%
V-Ray Benchmark Next 4.10
CPU
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
13994 ksamples ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
10764 ksamples ∼77% -23%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
9907 ksamples ∼71% -29%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
6014 ksamples ∼43% -57%
GPU
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
82 mpaths ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
81 mpaths ∼99% -1%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
44 mpaths ∼54% -46%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
36 mpaths ∼44% -56%
Geekbench 5.4 - OpenCL Score
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
42160 Points ∼100% +19%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
35496 Points ∼84%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
31768 Points ∼75% -11%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
13511 Points ∼32% -62%

Legend

 
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
 
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8 Intel Core i9-11950H, NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
 
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8 Intel Core i9-11950H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
 
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
 
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
 
Dell Precision 3000 3551 Intel Core i9-10885H, NVIDIA Quadro P620, Toshiba Kioxia XG6 KXG60PNV512G

System Performance

1x 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM @2933 MHz running in single-channel mode
1x 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM @2933 MHz running in single-channel mode

Despite the single-channel RAM, the system runs absolutely free from any delays, even when working with multiple browser tabs while a 4K YouTube video also runs in the background.

With the new BIOS, about 15% of the performance is lost, so that our test unit ends up last in the PCMark 10 benchmark. Particularly the Content Creation score has dropped by around 28%.

PCMark 10 @BIOS v1.09
PCMark 10 @BIOS v1.09
PCMark 10 @BIOS v1.01
PCMark 10 @BIOS v1.01
PCMark 10 / Score
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6789 Points ∼100% +37%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
6751 Points ∼99% +36%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
5889 Points ∼87% +19%
Average of class Workstation
  (4096 - 7156, n=30, last 2 years)
5774 Points ∼85% +16%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
5550 Points ∼82% +12%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Quadro P620, i9-10885H, Toshiba Kioxia XG6 KXG60PNV512G
5127 Points ∼76% +3%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4960 Points ∼73%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU
 
4960 Points ∼73% 0%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Quadro P620, i9-10885H, Toshiba Kioxia XG6 KXG60PNV512G
10242 Points ∼100% +21%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
10037 Points ∼98% +18%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
9915 Points ∼97% +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
9776 Points ∼95% +15%
Average of class Workstation
  (8059 - 10894, n=30, last 2 years)
9516 Points ∼93% +12%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
9334 Points ∼91% +10%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
8472 Points ∼83%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU
 
8472 Points ∼83% 0%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
8870 Points ∼100% +15%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8491 Points ∼96% +10%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
8461 Points ∼95% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
8276 Points ∼93% +8%
Average of class Workstation
  (6426 - 9604, n=30, last 2 years)
8147 Points ∼92% +6%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Quadro P620, i9-10885H, Toshiba Kioxia XG6 KXG60PNV512G
7831 Points ∼88% +2%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
7693 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU
 
7693 Points ∼87% 0%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9967 Points ∼100% +96%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
9952 Points ∼100% +96%
Average of class Workstation
  (3221 - 10241, n=30, last 2 years)
6946 Points ∼70% +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
6851 Points ∼69% +35%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
5604 Points ∼56% +10%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
5081 Points ∼51%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU
 
5081 Points ∼51% 0%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Quadro P620, i9-10885H, Toshiba Kioxia XG6 KXG60PNV512G
4560 Points ∼46% -10%
CrossMark / Overall
Average of class Workstation
  (1367 - 1801, n=7, last 2 years)
1566 Points ∼100% +7%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1467 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU
 
1467 Points ∼94% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
1367 Points ∼87% -7%
CrossMark / Productivity
Average of class Workstation
  (1389 - 1679, n=7, last 2 years)
1541 Points ∼100% +4%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1477 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU
 
1477 Points ∼96% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
1389 Points ∼90% -6%
CrossMark / Creativity
Average of class Workstation
  (1430 - 2060, n=7, last 2 years)
1683 Points ∼100% +9%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1545 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU
 
1545 Points ∼92% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
1430 Points ∼85% -7%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Average of class Workstation
  (1107 - 1513, n=7, last 2 years)
1329 Points ∼100% +8%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1227 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU
 
1227 Points ∼92% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
1137 Points ∼86% -7%
PCMark 10 Score
4960 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
48565 MB/s ∼100% +81%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
44239 MB/s ∼91% +65%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (24508 - 48144, n=20)
43027 MB/s ∼89% +60%
Average of class Workstation
  (18443 - 70937, n=21, last 2 years)
36067 MB/s ∼74% +34%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
26846 MB/s ∼55%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
25512 MB/s ∼53% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
24508 MB/s ∼50% -9%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
47921 MB/s ∼100% +78%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
46598 MB/s ∼97% +73%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (25882 - 50365, n=19)
45418 MB/s ∼95% +69%
Average of class Workstation
  (20366 - 73331, n=21, last 2 years)
38501 MB/s ∼80% +43%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
26878 MB/s ∼56%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
25882 MB/s ∼54% -4%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
25573 MB/s ∼53% -5%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
46818 MB/s ∼100% +101%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
45808 MB/s ∼98% +97%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (22240 - 46214, n=19)
42676 MB/s ∼91% +84%
Average of class Workstation
  (19186 - 62635, n=21, last 2 years)
37247 MB/s ∼80% +60%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
23472 MB/s ∼50% +1%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
23238 MB/s ∼50%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
22240 MB/s ∼48% -4%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
94.2 ns * ∼100% -31%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
88.6 ns * ∼94% -23%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
82.6 ns * ∼88% -15%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
Intel Core i7-11800H, T600 Laptop GPU
71.9 ns * ∼76%
Average of class Workstation
  (71.9 - 112.8, n=29, last 2 years)
55.3 (71.9min - 112.8max) ns * ∼59% +23%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
45.9 ns * ∼49% +36%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (71.9 - 104.1, n=43)
42.5 (71.9min - 104.1max) ns * ∼45% +41%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

At only 537.6 µs, the DPC latency of the ZBook Power 15 looks very good. However, the analysis still shows that the network driver causes some delays, so that video and audio processing in real-time will only work without using Intel's AX201 Wi-Fi.

Reproducing a 4K YouTube video causes a load of 30% on the iGPU and 12% on CPU, but we still notice a few dropped frames.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
Driver list (ordered by latency times)
Driver list (ordered by latency times)
4K YouTube video reproduction
4K YouTube video reproduction
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95 (sort by value)
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
537.6 μs * ∼8%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G8
RTX A5000 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
578 μs * ∼8% -8%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
1105 μs * ∼16% -106%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
1508 μs * ∼22% -181%
Dell Precision 3000 3551
Quadro P620, i9-10885H, Toshiba Kioxia XG6 KXG60PNV512G
1817 μs * ∼26% -238%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
6955.6 μs * ∼100% -1194%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

Samsung PM9A1 (MZVL2512HCJQ): PCIe Gen4x4. 2nd slot: Gen3x4.
Samsung PM9A1 (MZVL2512HCJQ): PCIe Gen4x4. 2nd slot: Gen3x4.

The Samsung PM9A1 offers space for 512 GB, of which about 418 GB remain available for the user in the state of delivery. Thanks to PCIe Gen4x4, the speeds including 4K values and access times look very good initially. A second slot (PCIe Gen3x4) is also available, and both are certified up to 2 TB.

However, when copying a larger program, for example, AS SSD shows very weak transfer rates of 115 MB/s instead of the 1074 MB/s of the ZBook Studio 15 G8. Even the affordable Dell Precision 3511 manages significantly higher copy rates. Our external 10-Gbps SSD also copies programs faster.

AS SSD