You individuals have been inquiring about the HP Victus 16 like crazy, so I purchased one and also checked it in 13 various video games as well as compared it against other laptop computers to figure out just how it accumulates. I’ve obtained the 8 core Ryzen 7 5800H with Nvidia RTX 3060 arrangement. It came with 16 gigs of memory in double network and a 16.1″ 1080p 144Hz display. Currently RTX 3060 graphics in Victus can boost approximately 95 watts with Nvidia’s vibrant boost, as well as also with the CPU filled up at the very same time it was still going for 95 watts, so it’s nice that the power limitation had not been dropping if the CPU is likewise active however at the exact same time this is additionally listed below the 115 watt limit that the RTX 3060 can. HP’s Omen video gaming hub software program can be made use of to change efficiency modes, all testing right here was performed in the highest possible performance setting with fans set to max rate for finest outcomes. The Victus does not have a MUX button, so it’s not possible to disable the integrated graphics and bypass optimus. it is still possible to obtain a rate boost by connecting an outside display to either the Type-C port or HDMI port and I’ll evaluate this out later. Regardless of the display being 144Hz, regrettably it’s not fantastic. We’re considering a slower 17ms average grey-to-grey action time below, one of the slower outcomes for
a 144Hz panel that I have actually tested as well as greater response time means a blurrier picture in games. Now I don’t think I’m all that sensitive to reduced reaction time displays. While playing games on this thing sometimes I did believe it was a little fuzzy yet at the very same time it was additionally no where near as poor as compared to Dell’s G15 with a 120Hz screen, however that a person is an added 5ms slower contrasted to this. Reduced action time is constantly much better, yet it’s mosting likely to come to individual choice as to whether you discover it, and yeah I do not assume 17ms is exceptional yet it’s still definitely feasible to having fun playing games on this machine. Currently it’s additionally worth keeping in mind that I purchased my Victus with the less expensive 250 nit screen. There’s additionally a brighter 300 nit option for $40 added, and also as that’s a various panel it would have a various reaction time. Sadly I can not say if or just how much of an enhancement that would certainly lack testing it. The Victus is also on the slower side in terms of complete system latency, which is the overall quantity of time gauged in between a mouse click and weapon shot fire in CS: GO. The slower display would certainly contribute right here, yet actually this is just going to matter in fast paced esports video games. Interestingly the memory that delivered in my Victus 16 had x8 memory financial institutions. Most gaming laptops that I have actually checked this year seem to have the slower x16 alternative as it simply seems like those are extra commonly available to be bought by companies in bulk, so I was happily shocked to see the x8 sticks in the Victus as this will give it a speed boost contrasted to various other laptops. Since said, I bought this model in Australia. I have no concept if this coincides memory that HP is making use of all worldwide, so this may differ by region. Alright so with all that in mind let’s learn exactly how well HP’s Victus 16
contrasted against various other laptops in a couple of different games. Cyberpunk 2077 was evaluated the exact same on all laptop computers, and I’ve obtained the Victus highlighted in red. We’ve got two outcomes right here, the lower one with simply the laptop’s screen, and another a little greater outcome with an exterior display linked. In GPU hefty games like this at greater setups the exterior screen makes much less of a distinction, yet hey it’s still an improvement. The 95 watt 3060 in the Victus is sitting right where we would certainly expect, just below the 100 watt 3060 in the Omen 15 above it, as well as slightly more than the Acer Nitro 5 with a 90 to 95 watt range. Red Dead Redemption 2 was tested with the video game’s benchmark, and the Victus was doing well. I was specifically amazed to see that also without the exterior display it was right in line with Lenovo’s Myriad 5, particularly taking into consideration that one has the maximum power limitation for the 3060 as well as a MUX switch, the Legion was evaluated with optimus off so truly it should be much more equivalent to the Victus with exterior screen result. I think the reason is the Myriad 5 result is with its stock RAM which had x16 memory banks, efficiency can absolutely be boosted better by exchanging it to x8 memory like the Victus has by default. Control was trial run with the exact same part of the video game on all laptops, and also this time around the Victus had not been rather like the Myriad 5 or Dell G15, which were my ideal 3060 outcomes. Both of those laptops are at the greater end of the power limitation range for the 3060 though, and were evaluated with optimus off, to ensure that’s expected, particularly thinking about that this is a GPU hefty examination. In any case the 3060 in the Victus wasn’t too various contrasted to several various other 3060 laptop computers that I’ve checked. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with the game’s criteria, and the Victus might boost typical FPS by 6% with the exterior screen right here, so once again not a huge distinction like we saw in the previous video games, just a great little additional. Once again it’s exceptionally near to the various other 3060 laptop computers covered, just 1 FPS behind the Lenovo Legion 5, though once again the Myriad could obtain a sensible boost
here if it additionally had x8 memory. The distinctions between the laptop computer screen and also an outside screen weren’t that huge here, which’s normally the case in more GPU hefty video games at greater setup degrees. Usually the exterior display will make a much larger difference in games that can strike high structure rates. Currently something else worth keeping in mind is that if you were to get the Victus with a reduced GPU alternative like the GTX 1650, RTX 3050 or RTX 3050 Ti after that naturally anticipate much lower outcomes compared to what I have actually received this video clip. The RTX 3060 is just way much better contrasted to all those alternatives, and likewise with the cheapest GTX 1650 alternative you of course do not obtain the choice of ray tracing and DLSS, granted I do not think ray mapping on RTX 3050s is typically mosting likely to go too well, but DLSS on the various other hand is in fact a pretty useful function in a great deal of modern games currently. Alright currently let’s see just how well HP’s Victus 16 carries out in a lot more games in any way setup levels. Allow’s begin with Phone call of Task Warzone, which was examined with either all settings at max or minimum as it does not have developed in presets like most other video games. It was still playing penalty at max settings, averaging over 100 FPS, minimal setups was only enhancing ordinary frame price by 14%, so may too take the better appearances. We contrasted control earlier, and now allow’s see just how ray tracing as well as DLSS go. I’ve obtained the stock results revealed by the purple bars. With ray tracing enabled in the green bars, we’re not quite
reaching 60 FPS at low settings, and personally I assume the game looks better with ray tracing off however instead making use of high settings, not to point out it does far better also. This is where DLSS comes in, revealed by the red bars. It’s able to enhance performance despite ray tracing on, though you can naturally use DLSS without RT for FPS greater than the purple bars if you want. Cyberpunk was additionally compared earlier, yet I’ve got the RT plus DLSS enabled settings right here on top currently also. Truthfully they weren’t doing extremely well, however I examine with DLSS on high quality mode so you could additionally enhance FPS with a few other adjustments, or again use DLSS without ray tracing, or else only the high preset was still able to provide above 60 FPS. Microsoft Flight Simulator runs far better after its recent upgrade, getting to over 100 FPS with the most affordable setting preset. High setups was simply above 60 FPS, so not as well bad whatsoever for this source heavy game. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was around 60 FPS at extremely high settings, which honestly I believe is great, I don’t assume lots of AAA video games need very high FPS to delight in, though greater FPS is of program feasible at lower settings. Watch Pets Legion has a relatively huge void in between max settings as well as simply one level below. Max settings in many games typically only supply mild visual improvements, so directly I ‘d take the 43% greater typical FPS at very high settings contrasted to ultra. Fortnite was running great as it’s an eSports title. High setups was reaching ordinary FPS above the screen’s refresh rate, while medium settings might increase also the 1% reduced to near that, though you might certainly make it possible for DLSS in this ready a further boost. CS: GO was also succeeding right here, yet lower contrasted to laptop computers with similar equipment inside that have a MUX switch, because having the ability to disable optimus usually provides large gains in this one and also other games that hit very high
framework rates. More frames just appears to traffic jam the iGPU harder, so that matters a lot more in games similar to this. Rainbow 6 Siege was additionally hitting very high framework rates without problem, also the 1% lows at max settings are more than the screen’s refresh rate. For one reason or another they dipped at tool settings, which is something I have actually seen on numerous laptop computers now so it must just be some concern with this game on medium. Red Dead Redemption 2 was contrasted earlier, and the high settings I compared to appearances like a good sweet place, still above 60 FPS as well as not as big of a dip compared to ultra setups, while likewise not obtaining excessive of an additional boost at reduced degrees. Darkness of the Tomb Raider was nearly at 100 FPS at max setups, as well as comparable deal for Battlefield 5, still easily usable on this hardware at max settings though these are essentially older gen games currently. Returning even further as well as The Witcher 3 was still over 100 FPS maxed out too, but like several other games we can get a big boost by lowering just one setting pre-programmed while still looking excellent. As for every little thing else like thermals, battery life as well as even more, I’ll cover absolutely every little thing else in the upcoming complete review of the Victus 16, so see to it you’re subscribed for that upcoming content in addition to for future video gaming criteria videos such as this one. Come as well as join me in Discord and also support the scenes videos by sustaining the network on Patreon, as well as examine out just how well the RTX 3060 compares versus various other laptop GPUs over below, possibly you don’t need to invest RTX 3060 money and also a less expensive choice is for you.