HP EliteBook 8740w

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation 21%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 33.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics2.13% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory34.6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 34.6GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemHP EliteBook 8740w  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1520
Memory5.8 GB free of 34.5625 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151110
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '19 at 23:21
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7 Q 840-$280
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.85 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
33.2% Below average
1-Core 67.7
2-Core 100
42% 83.8 Pts
4-Core 138
8-Core 210
22% 174 Pts
64-Core 228
15% 228 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 33.2%
Great: 40%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro FX 3800M
HP(103C 1520) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 341.74
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
2.13% Terrible
Lighting 10.2
Reflection 9.7
Parallax 3.9
3% 7.93 fps
MRender 6.2
Gravity 7.5
Splatting 5.5
2% 6.4 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.13%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD 2TB
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BC10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 44 45 52 46 46 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
24.4% Poor
Read 38.9
Write 86.3
Mixed 33.8
SusWrite 45.5
38% 51.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.4
94% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 24.4%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 34GB
null MHz
4096, 4096, 27200 MB
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
24.1% Poor
MC Read 8.2
MC Write 6.9
MC Mixed 6.4
20% 7.17 GB/s
SC Read 7.6
SC Write 8.1
SC Mixed 7.3
22% 7.67 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 5%
This bench: 24.1%
Great: 24%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical EliteBook 8740w Builds (Compare 573 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation 19%

System: HP EliteBook 8740w

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