I thought it may be useful to start a discussion and see how each other's system within the 7000 series is performing.
Here's what you need to do. Download UserBenchMark.exe downloadble from link.
Please post the following.
Link generated by UserBenchMark.exe
What UserBenchMark does:
It runs a series of performance tests on each of your H/W components, CPU, GPU, HDD, SSD, Memory, USB drives if you have any plugged in during running the test. Additionally, it shows you how those components are currently performing against others with the same hardware.
I'll go 1st and point out some things I identified while going along where I was able to increase performance.
Out of the box performance:
After that test I identified the system was configured and using the built-in Intel UHD 620 GPU instead of the better performing Nvidia GeForce 940MX. Going into the Nvidia control panel, I adjusted it so the preferred GPU was always using the 940MX.
940MX GPU configuration change performance:
Another thing I noticed is that the 1TB+8GB Seagate Hybrid HDD seemed to be performing well below average. I tried performance optimization, defragmentations and that actually caused it to perform worse. I ended up turning off Windows Bitlocker and saw a significant performance increase after doing that. I went from the low-end of performance to the high end.
HDD Bitlocker turned off change performance:
The next things I did was purchase some system upgrades such as a Samsung 960 EVO SSD, 16GB SODIMM of Crucial Ballistix Sport memory and upgraded OS to Windows 10 Professional.
I did these upgrades in steps starting with the SSD and migrated the OS over to it. At 1st I was in the top 92% of performance with the Samsung 960 SSD (sorry didn't save that link). I then upgraded to Windows 10 Professional.
Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SSD + Windows 10 Professional upgrade performance:
So I noticed I was now about average in the 44% performance area with the Samsung SSD where I was wondering why I dropped so much from my 1st bench mark after the Windows upgrade. What I was able to indentify was that the Windows 10 Pro upgrade installed the generic NVMe controller driver. So I installed the Samsung NVMe driver and noticed my performance jumped up to the 82nd percentile.
Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SSD (with Samsung NVMe Driver + Windows 10 Professional upgrade + 16GB RAM addition (Total=24GB) performance:
Overall, my laptop performance significantly increased with a few changes, and some hardware upgrades.
Post yours up!!!