HP EliteBook 8540w

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 28.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics4.28% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive40.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB 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 3 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.
Run History
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
SystemHP EliteBook 8540w  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1521
Memory2 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20100428
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 08 '17 at 15:45
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5 M 540
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
28.3% Poor
1-Core 70.4
2-Core 115
45% 92.8 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 168
23% 169 Pts
64-Core 168
11% 168 Pts
Poor: 11%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 29%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI FirePro M5800 (FireGL V)
HP(103C 1521) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 14.301.1010.0
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
4.28% Terrible
Lighting 18
Reflection 17.3
Parallax 15.8
4% 17 fps
MRender 13
Gravity 12.6
Splatting 12.9
4% 12.8 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.28%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
40.1% Average
Read 232
Write 157
Mixed 153
40% 181 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 18
4K Mixed 14.2
58% 17.4 MB/s
DQ Read 93.4
DQ Write 74
DQ Mixed 42.8
43% 70.1 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 108%
WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010)-$31
15GB free
Firmware: 12.01A12 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
35.8% Below average
Read 70.6
Write 54.1
Mixed 55
45% 59.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.26
72% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 6GB
null MHz
2048, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
22.6% Poor
MC Read 7.2
MC Write 6.8
MC Mixed 9
22% 7.67 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 5.2
SC Mixed 6.7
18% 6.27 GB/s
Latency 128
31% 128 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 22.6%
Great: 46%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical EliteBook 8540w Builds (Compare 1,090 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook 8540w

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $57
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