HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 55.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics1.63% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive34.3% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemHP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardQuanta 363C
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090821
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '21 at 17:49
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7 Q 720-$100
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
55.8% Above average
Memory 84.7
1-Core 59.8
2-Core 97.8
54% 80.8 Pts
4-Core 155
8-Core 184
23% 170 Pts
64-Core 192
13% 192 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 230M
HP(103C 363C) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.01
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
1.63% Terrible
Lighting 2.4
Reflection 2.2
Parallax 1.1
2% 1.9 fps
MRender 4.7
Gravity 1
Splatting 2.5
1% 2.73 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.63%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force 3 120GB-$109
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 86 91 96 97 96 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
34.3% Below average
Read 143
Write 117
Mixed 128
SusWrite 94.4
27% 120 MB/s
4K Read 11.7
4K Write 27.2
4K Mixed 17.2
54% 18.7 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 88.3
78% 116 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 61%
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB-$37
458GB free
Firmware: 0003HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 77 77 78 78 78 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
43.9% Average
Read 76.3
Write 76.3
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 76.7
49% 67.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance SODIM DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
23.8% Poor
MC Read 8.5
MC Write 6.6
MC Mixed 6.1
20% 7.07 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 7
23% 7.9 GB/s
Latency 72.3
55% 72.3 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 23.8%
Great: 34%

 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 3,403 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $235
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