HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 19.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics0.74% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive36.9% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 75% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemHP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1449
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20101021
Uptime2 Days
Run DateMay 10 '18 at 21:28
Run Duration227 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 11%
CPU Throttled 75%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7 Q 720-$100
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
19.8% Very poor
SC Int 25.8
SC Float 30.3
SC Mixed 28
22% 28 Pts
QC Int 85.7
QC Float 95.9
QC Mixed 96.2
21% 92.6 Pts
MC Int 140
MC Float 156
MC Mixed 152
22% 149 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 19.8%
Great: 36%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
HP(103C 1449) 512MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 14.501.1003.0
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
0.74% Terrible
Lighting 1.9
Reflection 2.3
Parallax 2.5
1% 2.23 fps
MRender 1.9
Gravity 1.9
Splatting 1.9
1% 1.9 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.74%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
36.9% Below average
Read 249
Write 126
Mixed 167
40% 180 MB/s
4K Read 13.8
4K Write 22
4K Mixed 14
51% 16.6 MB/s
DQ Read 90.8
DQ Write 76.5
DQ Mixed 39.4
42% 68.9 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 72%
WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010)-$31
298GB free
Firmware: 12.01A12 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
39.7% Below average
Read 79
Write 59
Mixed 79.1
55% 72.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.39
105% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 59%
Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB-$6
2GB free, PID 1689
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
7.11% Terrible
Read 17.3
Write 16.2
Mixed 13.9
20% 15.8 MB/s
4K Read 4.14
4K Write 0.03
4K Mixed 0.58
36% 1.58 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.11%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273CH0-CH9 Hynix HMT351S6BFR8C-H9 8GB
1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
37.5% Below average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 11.8
MC Mixed 13.5
39% 13.7 GB/s
SC Read 6.7
SC Write 6.9
SC Mixed 8.1
21% 7.23 GB/s
Latency 94
43% 94 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 37.5%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC Builds (Compare 3,954 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $273
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