HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 37%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics2.12% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 5 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemHP Pavilion dv8 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 7001
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20091228
Uptime2 Days
Run DateSep 20 '19 at 23:54
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 820-$230
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
37% Below average
1-Core 68.7
2-Core 109
44% 88.9 Pts
4-Core 173
8-Core 213
26% 193 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
Poor: 7%
This bench: 37%
Great: 38%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 230M
HP(103C 7001) 1GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 8.15.11.8644
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
2.12% Terrible
Lighting 8.6
Reflection 11.6
Parallax 3.7
2% 7.97 fps
MRender 10.9
Gravity 6.1
Splatting 7.1
2% 8.03 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 2.12%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB-$35
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 82 68 85 86 92 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
48.7% Average
Read 90.1
Write 49.9
Mixed 50.9
SusWrite 79.6
50% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273BH1-CH9 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
40.6% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 11.7
MC Mixed 13.1
39% 13.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 10.1
SC Mixed 9.9
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 50%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Pavilion dv8 Notebook PC Builds (Compare 223 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 28% - Poor Total price: $175
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