Hewlett Packard EliteBook 8560p Notebook Review

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SiSoft Sandra & CineBench

Preliminary Testing with SiSoft SANDRA 2011
Synthetic Benchmarks

We continued our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA 2011, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant.  We ran four of the built-in subsystem tests (CPU Arithmetic, Memory Bandwidth, Physical Disks).
All of the scores reported below were taken with the processor running at its default clock speeds of 2.2GHz with 8GB of DDR3-1333 RAM running in dual-channel mode.

Processor Arithmetic


Memory Bandwidth

 Physical Disks

The high-frequency RAM and Sandy Bridge processor strutted through our SiSoft Sandra run and proved a solid foundation. Even the physical disk returned a score comparable to higher end systems, as the 8560p uses a 7200RPM mobile hard drive. For even better performance, you have the option of slapping a solid state drive into HP's EliteBook.

Cinebench R11.5 64bit
Content Creation Performance

Maxon's Cinebench R11.5 benchmark is based on Maxon's Cinema 4D software used for 3D content creation chores and tests both the CPU and GPU in separate benchmark runs. On the CPU side, Cinebench renders a photorealistic 3D scene by tapping into up to 64 processing threads (CPU) to process more than 300,000 total polygons, while the GPU benchmark measures graphics performance by manipulating nearly 1 million polygons and huge amounts of textures.


Cinebench is a particularly brutal benchmark, and the 8560p's scores bear that out. However, it did manage to hold its own during the CPU portion, posting a relatively impressive score for a dual-core processor.

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