HP Spectre x360 (2017) Review: A Beautiful And Impressively Quiet Convertible

HP Spectre x360 (2017): Graphics - 3DMark

Futuremark’s well-known 3DMark benchmark suite features tests aimed at different types of computing devices. We opted for the Cloud Gate and Sky Diver tests, for which we have plenty of comparison data, but also as light-duty 3D graphics and gaming benchmarks that are well-targeted for thin and light laptops. Sky Diver is a bit more strenuous, but still well within the limits of our test group. 

FutureMark 3DMark Benchmarks

HP Spectre x360 Cloud Gate

HP Spectre x360 Sky Diver

The Spectre x360 posted some impressive numbers once again, but also trailed behind similar configurations. Things can heat up in a hurry when tasking the GPU (or CPU), and with HP placing an emphasis on quiet performance, you can expect a bit of throttling.

That said, we feel the trade off is worth it. The numbers are not a whole lot lower than where they would otherwise be, and the drop in performance mostly shows up in benchmarks that keep the machine under a sustained load. For day to day use, which tends to be more bursty, the throttling won't be a concern at all.

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