HP Pavilion 15 Game Testing – Gaming On 4 Cores In Late 2020?
. Unfortunately, this isnt the Ryzen model everyone wants to see, as that was out of stock, but as youll see this one still does quite well for the specs in games.. This video is sponsored by Ridge Wallet. You probably never thought you’d ask for a wallet for Christmas, but this is one you’ll want under your tree. It’s light sleek and can hold up to 12 cards, plus cash in over 30 different styles., Whether it’s a gift for yourself or someone else, it’s hard to Go wrong with something built: right. Ridge also offer the Commuter backpack with a padded shock resistant, laptop compartment for carrying your tech.. You can get 10 off with free, worldwide shipping and returns by going to ridge.comjarrod. The link is in the description., Although my Pavilion 15 just has a quad core processor Im, still expecting it to handle games well compared to higher options.. In my previous quad core i5 versus 6, core i7 comparison on average over 15 games, the i7 was less than 5 faster. So in most titles the core count doesnt seem to matter too much at least today.. The Pavilion 15 doesnt have any different performance modes available through software, so Ive just done all testing at stock., No overclocking to the GPU is done by default and undervolting is disabled, as is the case with most 10th gen laptops. Well start out by testing the Pavilion 15 in 21 games then afterwards Ill compare it with other laptops and check out screen response.
Time. Microsoft, flight simulator was tested in the Sydney landing challenge., Even the lowest setting preset wasnt able to deliver 60 FPS in this one. But thats not required here to play the game. Fine. But that said Id stay away from ultra and maybe even high settings myself. Red Dead Redemption 2 was tested using the games built in benchmark tool.. This test is fairly resource. Heavy too so youre, probably not going to be playing at ultra settings, which is fine., Medium and below, was needed to pass 60 FPS here. Watch Dogs. Legion has a big dip with the ultra setting preset due to VRAM limitations. The 6 gig the 1660 Ti has just isnt enough.. At the same time, though, the game doesnt need a high frame rate to play, so very high settings shouldnt be too bad, while low was just under 60 FPS. In this test. Assassins, Creed Valhalla was near 60. Fps with medium settings, but again this game doesnt need super high frame rates to play. Fine. Death Stranding was doing better. Even the 1 low, with the highest setting preset was above 60 FPS and not that big of a change using lower levels. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode and again still playing alright with above 60 FPS at the highest setting preset. And although 1 lows dont change much at lower levels, low settings boosted the average frame rate up to 120 FPS. Control was tested without ray tracing as weve just got GTX hardware here.
It didnt run too poorly at high settings as it doesnt need a high frame Rate to enjoy, but medium with 60 FPS did feel a bit nicer.. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark still able to pass 60 FPS at the highest setting preset while lowest could push this above 100 FPS. Ill use this game to compare results with some other laptops. Soon. Apex Legends was tested with either all settings at maximum or minimum as it doesnt have predefined setting presets. Even maxed out. It was able to run at above 100 FPS, while minimum pushed even the 1 low. Above this, which would be a better match for the 144Hz panel. Call of Duty, Modern Warfare was tested in campaign mode with either max or min settings for the same reason.. It was just at 60 FPS in my test, maxed out, with a 27 boost to average FPS possible at minimum. Settings. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature. This one doesnt need powerful, specs to run well and was playing fine even with the highest epic setting preset.. Meanwhile, low settings could achieve even a 1 low higher than the screens refresh rate. CSGO was tested with the ulletical FPS benchmark, and the results were extremely close together, regardless of settings in use. Just a couple. Fps difference in both average and 1 low so may as well max it out. I guess., Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane with bots.
. High settings was needed to push the average frame rate above the screens refresh rate, but of course, theres still. No problem at all running with ultra settings, 130 FPS is still nice.. Overwatch was tested running through the practice range ultra settings and below scored average FPS above the screens refresh rate, while medium and below was able to achieve this. For the 1 low result, too. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the games benchmark using Vulkan.. In most cases, the top three setting presets seem to perform very closely. Even the highest ultra preset was offering average FPS above the screens refresh rate. Metro Exodus was tested using the built in benchmark. Most parts of the game perform a fair bit better than this, so dont take these results as a good indication of what to expect throughout the entire game its more of a worst case that can be compared against my other data. Borderlands. 3 was tested using the games built in benchmark. This is a resource heavy test too, which is why were not even at 60 FPS with the high preset, however, going down just one level further to medium offers. Bigger improvements., The Witcher 3 was playable with ultra settings, but high settings still looks good while offering 1 lows that were higher than the average FPS at ultra.. The average FPS at high was 46 ahead of ultra too., F1 2020 was tested with the games benchmark tool. Like the last couple of games.
Lowering just one setting preset from max can make a fairly big difference. Granted. It would still run fine even with the highest setting levels. Far Cry. New Dawn was also tested with the games benchmark not quite 100 FPS at the lowest setting level, but still reasonable results and, above the 60 FPS sweet spot, even with ultra settings. Monster hunter world was tested running through the main town.. The highest setting preset was just shy of 60 FPS, though its fairly stable as the 1 lows arent too far behind the averages, while low settings could get us to 100 FPS. Now lets take a look at how the HP Pavilion 15 compares against other laptops use. These results as a rough guide only as they were tested at different times with different drivers. Ive tested Battlefield 5 in campaign mode at ultra settings and the Pavilion 15 is highlighted in red. Its doing well for 1660 Ti Max Q, graphics, ahead of the other Max Q laptops Ive tested, like the Dell G3 or ASUS GA502., Its even beating the higher wattage 2060 Max Q in the ASUS G15 just below it, but, as we saw in my recent video, the Zephyrus is subject to thermal throttling in games.. These are the results from Far Cry 5 with ultra settings in the built in benchmark.. The results are still good relative to other options, something I wasnt expecting, as this test typically depends more on CPU power, but the quad core i5 seems to be handling it well.
Enough., That said, the Pavilion 15 is now behind the 2060 Max Q in the G15 and G14. Now so those 8 core Ryzen chips are likely. Whats changed that. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was also tested with the games benchmark tool with the highest setting preset. The position of the Pavilion 15 doesnt change here, relative to the same other laptops and again its the best result. Ive had from a 1660 Ti Max Q based gaming laptop., The throttling G15 with higher tier GPU, is now behind again and interestingly, the Pavilion is beating the full 80 watt 1660 Ti in the older ASUS FX505DU, which I think goes to show the limits of the Older Ryzen 3000 series, as all the other 1660 Ti non max q laptops are doing much better.. My Pavilion 15 has a 15.6 1080p 144Hz panel and Ive measured the average grey to grey response time at 7.9ms.. Ive got a link in the description. If you need an explanation on these numbers. When comparing against other gaming laptops its pretty similar to many other 144Hz panels that Ive tested but a little below the 6.9ms needed for transitions to occur within the refresh window, but regardless a fair result relative to some of The others., So all things considered despite the Max Q, graphics, the Pavilion 15 is still doing quite well in games better than other machines, Ive tested with same tier graphics in any case.. This is all while having a quad core processor, as mentioned near the start of the video.
I just havent found extra cores to help in a lot of todays games, but this could of course, change with newer upcoming titles. Ill test.