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HP ZBook Fury 16 G10 mobile workstation review: 100 W Nvidia RTX 5000 Ada


The ZBook Fury 16 G10 directly succeeds last year’s ZBook Fury 16 G9 with new 13th gen Raptor Lake-HX CPU and Nvidia RTX Ada GPU options to replace the older 12th gen Alder Lake and RTX Ampere processors, respectively. The new model is otherwise visually identical to the Fury 16 G9 and so we recommend catching up on our review for last year’s model to learn more about the physical features of the Fury 16 G10. Our specific review unit is a higher-end configuration with the Core i9-13950HX, Nvidia RTX 5000 Ada, and 2400p IPS display for approximately $5300 USD retail.

Lesser configurations are available for lower starting prices as detailed by the official HP specifications list . Alternatives to the Fury 16 G10 include other 16-inch mobile workstations like the Dell Precision 5680 , Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 , MSI CreatorPro Z16P , or the Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 . More HP reviews: HP laptops continue to have some of the highest resolution webcams in the market.

The 5 MP sensor on the Fury 16 G10 offers a much cleaner picture than the 2 MP webcam on the Precision 5680. Servicing is “tool-less” in the sense that the bottom panel can be removed without any tools. Once inside, however, a screwdriver will be required to remove the metal plate protecting the four SSDs and four RAM modules.

You’ll therefore still need a screwdriver for any meaningful upgrades. Up to 128 GB of RAM is supported albeit only up to 4000 MT/s. There are no extras in the box other than the AC adapter and paperwork.

HP offers three years limited warranty as standard. The following three eDP+PSR (Panel Self Refresh) display options are available for the 16-inch Fury 16 G10. Our specific review unit has been configured with the bolded option: Our independent measurements with an X-Rite colorimeter confirm both the full P3 coverage and 500-nit maximum brightness as advertised.

The 120 Hz refresh rate is also a noticeable boost over the 60 Hz panel on last year’s Fury 16 G9. This is one of the very few workstations in the market at the moment to offer a 4K IPS panel with both P3 colors and a fast 120 Hz refresh rate. The display comes well-calibrated out of the box against the P3 standard and so an end-user calibration is therefore not as necessary.

We set Windows to Performance mode prior to running any benchmarks below. Advanced Optimus, MUX, and Intel Xeon CPUs are not supported. However, it’s worth noting that the model officially supports DDR5 ECC RAM despite the lack of any Xeon options which is a feature not found on most other mobile workstations.

ECC VRAM mode can be toggled on our off much like on other Ada Lovelace GPUs designed for workstations. Enabling it reduces the maximum usable VRAM from 16 GB to 15 GB. CPU performance is a mixed bag.

On one hand, multi-thread performance is roughly 25 to 30 percent faster than the Core i9-12950HX in last year’s Fury 16 G9. On the other hand, performance averages about 15 percent slower than on other laptops with the same Core i9-13950HX processor as our HP. The exact same CPU in the larger Razer Blade 18 and MSI GE78HX , for example, run consistently faster than our HP.

This isn’t to say that the Fury 16 G10 is slow, but it shows that the CPU is slightly slower than expected. PCMark scores are ahead of last year’s Fury 16 G9 especially in the Digital Content Creation subtest due to the significant jump in GPU performance. Meanwhile, the Precision 5680 scores higher in Productivity because of its RAID 0 SSDs.

Of course, our HP can also be configured with RAID if desired. LatencyMon reveals DPC issues when opening multiple tabs of our homepage. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is almost perfect with just one dropped frame recorded during a 60-second interval.

Our test unit ships with an SK hynix PC801 PCIe4 x4 NVMe SSD whereas our older Fury G16 G9 unit would ship with a Micron 3400. Unfortunately, performance would still throttle to as low as 3400 MB/s after about a minute into our stress test as shown by the graph below. It’s clear that the four M.

2 SSD slots could really use some more cooling to improve performance consistency. The RTX 5000 Ada in our HP system is 10 to 20 percent faster than the same GPU on the Dell Precision 5680. Its slight but consistent performance advantages can be attributed to the higher TGP ceiling whereas the GPU in the aforementioned Dell would run at a lower power envelope.

Our Stress Test section below details our observations. Overall performance is well ahead of the RTX A5500 in last year’s Fury 16 G9 by up to 40 percent or even 80 percent depending on the application. Fan characteristics under typical use, noise in different load scenarios according to measurements, annoying bleeping noises (of, e.

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500 characters Surface temperatures can reach over 36 C on the keyboard center or 45 C along the rear when running high loads. Interestingly, the system is cooler than the Precision 5680 on the keyboard but the opposite is true for their bottom surfaces. Average CPU clock rates and board power draw when running Prime95 would stabilize at 1.

5 GHz and 48 W, respectively, compared to 2. 9 GHz and 115 W on the Razer Blade 18 equipped with the same Core i9-13950HX CPU. Core temperature would be cooler by around 8 C on the HP to suggest that the Fury 16 G10 is prioritizing temperature control over faster performance.

Running on Balanced mode reduces graphics performance. For example, GPU clock rates and power draw when running Witcher 3 would stabilize at 1845 MHz and 102 W, respectively, compared to 1770 MHz and 94 W when on Balanced mode. Either way, the HP system reaches higher real-world TGP values than the same GPU in the Precision 5680 where it is only 72 W.

Power consumption under load remains about the same as on last year’s model despite the CPU and GPU improvements for much higher performance-per-watt. It’s also generally higher than on the Precision 5680 due to the higher TGP targets of the HP model. Note that our Fury 16 G10 would draw noticeably more power than the similarly-configured Precision 5680 when running high loads like games due mostly to the higher power ceiling targets for the HP.

The HP ships with a 230 W AC adapter whereas the Dell would ship with a smaller 165 W USB-C AC adapter instead. General runtimes aren’t any shorter than on last year’s model despite the increases in CPU performance, GPU performance, and display refresh rate. We’re able to record just over 7 hours of WLAN browsing on Balanced mode or almost an hour longer than on last year’s Fury 16 G9.

Charging from empty to full capacity with the included AC adapter takes just under 90 minutes. The system can also be charged via third-party USB-C adapters albeit more slowly. Sometimes the year-over-year processor updates can be relatively minor.

Other times, however, they can be quite significant. The ZBook Fury 16 G10 falls into the latter category as its 13th gen CPU and Nvidia RTX Ada GPU options can offer sizable boosts in performance over the ZBook Fury 16 G9 especially when it comes to graphics. If you value ECC RAM and maximizing GPU power with higher TGP limits, then the Fury 16 G10 is absolutely worth considering over any other 16-inch workstation at the moment including the Precision 5680 which comes with the same GPU options but at lower TGP targets.

The ZBook Fury 16 G10 maximizes GPU power to be one of the fastest mobile workstations when it comes to graphics. However, this seems to come at the cost of SSD and CPU performance. A couple of issues hold back the HP from being “perfect”.

SSD throttling still occurs while the CPU is slower than expected even when set to Performance mode. These would be easier to forgive on slimmer or smaller workstations, but the Fury 16 G10 is anything but thin-and-light. HP is now shipping its ZBook Fury 16 G10 starting at $2700 USD for the base configuration up to over $4200 when fully configured with Core i9 and RTX 5000 Ada.


From: notebookcheck

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