HP EliteBook 8540w

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 28.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics4.29% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemHP EliteBook 8540w  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1521
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 26 '17 at 21:01
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 560-$80
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
28.9% Poor
1-Core 74.9
2-Core 135
50% 105 Pts
4-Core 170
8-Core 169
23% 170 Pts
64-Core 168
11% 168 Pts
Poor: 9%
This bench: 28.9%
Great: 30%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5730
HP(103C 1521) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
4.29% Terrible
Lighting 18.3
Reflection 17.4
Parallax 16.1
5% 17.3 fps
MRender 11.5
Gravity 12.8
Splatting 13.3
4% 12.5 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 4.29%
Great: 4%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
925GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
58.8% Above average
Read 102
Write 102
Mixed 89.8
74% 98.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.43
122% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 73%
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2009)-$34
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 72.3
Write 70.6
Mixed 74.4
55% 72.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.22
75% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 44%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB-$14
0GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
26.4% Poor
Read 85.7
Write 35.5
Mixed 40.9
60% 54 MB/s
4K Read 5.58
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.78
102% 2.66 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 26.4%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
25% Poor
MC Read 8
MC Write 6.9
MC Mixed 10.6
24% 8.5 GB/s
SC Read 7.3
SC Write 6
SC Mixed 7.3
20% 6.87 GB/s
Latency 115
35% 115 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 25%
Great: 59%
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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 1,089 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: 17% - Very poor Total price: $73
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