HP Victus 16 e0076AX Review | Ryzen 5 5600H, RTX 3050 | is it worth buying?

Our Verdict – The HP Victus 16-e0076AX is a power-packed gaming laptop available with an excellent configuration at an affordable price under Rs 75,000

HP Victus 16-e0076AX Review

Here are its pros and cons in brief

AdvantagesDisadvantages
It has a nice and clean buildThe laptop is slightly heavy at 2.50 Kg.
The overall gaming performance is goodThe refresh rate is 60 Hz, a bit low for optimal gaming. 144 Hz should have been better.
It features an excellent CPU-GPU combination at this pricingThe webcam does not have a privacy shutter.
It comes with a good backlit keyboardThe edges look a bit sharp, especially at the hand-rest area.

Intro

If you look for a budget gaming laptop under ₹75,000, the HP Victus 16-e0076AX should be the right option. The most exciting aspect of this gaming laptop is that it comes with an RTX graphics card that supports ray tracing.

HP Victus 16-e0076AX Build Quality

However, this laptop review discusses all the features threadbare to enable you to make an informed decision.

Design

The HP Victus 16-e0076AX is available in a Mica Silver color that looks pleasing to the eye. The polycarbonate build makes it a decent laptop. Though you can open the laptop with one finger without the base lifting from the table, the screen seems to be a bit wobbly.

HP Victus 16-e0076AX Build Quality and Color

The screen wobbles seven to eight times before settling down. Similarly, it wobbles when you lift the laptop with the screen open. However, that should not make much of a difference to its looks and performance.

At first glance, this HP Victus laptop has premium looks. However, it is a bit heavy at around 2.48Kg. The area around the hand rest seems to be a bit sharp, but it does not affect your typing or gaming performance in any way.

The hinges are good, and so are the aesthetic-looking air outlets placed strategically to enable smooth ventilation. The Victus logo on the lid and the screen bezel makes for an exciting appearance.

HP Victus 16-e0076AX Color

The only disadvantage is that you could end up leaving a lot of fingerprints on the laptop lid as you handle the appliance. You generally expect a gaming laptop to have many air vents. However, this HP Victus has air vents around the hinges. It would be better to have more air vents to enable better cooling.

Nevertheless, on a scale of 10, the design gets a 7.5.

Display Performance

HP has introduced a new screen size of 16.1 inches for the Victus series of laptops. It offers a better experience than the 15.6-inches screen while being comfortable to carry along. In addition, the IPS screen comes with a matte finish.

HP Victus 16-e0076AX Display

The slim bezels at the sides allow for a good screen-to-body ratio. However, HP provides a thicker top and bottom bezel. The color gamut reproduction on this HP Victus gaming laptop is good at 45% NTSC.

The FHD resolution is good, but the screen comes with a 60 Hz refresh rate. However, the laptop comes with V-Sync capability that can help if the GPU renders more than 60fps. However, if the game’s frame rate is lower than the display refresh rate, there is no need to enable V-Sync.

The IPS display supports excellent viewing angles and hence is good for multiplayer gaming. This display features a 16:9 aspect ratio, as FHD resolutions generally come with this aspect ratio. However, the screen does not have anti-glare.

HP could have provided better brightness than the 250 nits it offers on this gaming laptop. Other than the brightness issue, the overall display available on this HP Victus gaming laptop is good. Unfortunately, there is some screen bleeding, especially when booting the laptop. But it does not affect the performance.

We can rate the display performance at 8.5 out of 10

HP Victus 16-e0076AX Specifications

HP Victus comes with a high-quality configuration to enable an enthralling gaming experience.

  • 5th Generation AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
  • A base clock frequency measuring 3.3 GHz with a maximum boost speed of 4.2 GHz
  • Hexa-core CPU with 12 threads and 16MB L3 Cache
  • 8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz RAM, upgradeable to 32 GB (2 x 16 GB)
  • 512 GB TLC M.2 SSD PCIe NVMe
  • NVidia GeForce RTX 3050 with 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated VRAM
  • 16.1-inches FHD (1920 x 1080p) IPS display
  • One HDMI 2.1, One USB Type-C, Three USB Type-A, SD Card Reader, RJ45 LAN, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v 5.2 combo
  • Windows 10 Operating System with lifetime validity, Free upgrade to Windows 11 available
  • Pre-installed Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019
  • Omen Gaming Hub Support
  • Battery Life – Around four hours
  • Warranty – One-year warranty

CPU, Graphics, and Gaming

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 is a powerful CPU with six cores and hyperthreading. In addition, it displays a decent clock speed in the range of 3.3 GHz to 4.2 GHz.

This HP Victus gaming laptop comes with 8 GB RAM. Though 8 GB seems low for gaming, this laptop features upgradeable RAM to 32 GB. In addition, 512 GB SSD storage provides ideal storage and speeds up processing simultaneously.    

RTX 3050 in HP Victus

This AMD Ryzen CPU features integrated AMD Radeon graphics. Besides, this gaming laptop has NVidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card with 4 GB dedicated GDDR6 VRAM.

This RTX 3050 graphics is placed between the GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 in terms of performance. However, the positive aspect is that the RTX 3050 graphics card supports ray tracing.

Gaming Benchmarks

HP Victus 16-e0076AX Gaming Benchmarks
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GameSettingsResolutionAvg FPSCPU Temp
ValorantHigh1080p14082°C
Call of Duty: WarzoneHigh1080p7299°C
Assassin’s creed valhallaMedium1080p6085°C
GTA V High1080p9890°C
Red dead redemption 2High1080p5589°C
ControlMedium1080p4280°C
Control | Ray Tracing and DLSS OnMedium1080p6579°C
Control | Ray Tracing Off and DLSS onMedium1080p8073°C
Cyberpunk 2077 | DLSS Off Ray Tracing OFFMedium1080p4497°C
Cyberpunk 2077 | DLSS On Ray Tracing OFFMedium1080p5992°C

Generally, you can play various online games at 60fps. We have tested the laptop on games like Valorent and GTA V, where it delivers high-quality gaming at 60fps @ 1080p on high and ultra-settings without lag. However, when playing games like Cyberpunk 2077, the fps drops to around 40 to 45. You can play such games in medium settings.

HP Victus 16-e0076AX Gaming performance

Though 60 Hz should be sufficient for a decent gaming experience, you can upgrade to a higher variant that offers refresh rates up to 144 Hz.

The HP Victus gaming laptop ranks around 8.5 out of 10 when comparing the CPU and GPU configuration.    

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Benchmark Tests

HP Victus 16-e0076AX Bechmarks
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The HP Victus gaming laptop 16-e0076AX performed well on various benchmark tests. We ran the Geekbench 5 test a couple of times to gauge its performance levels.

HP Victus 16-e0076AX Geekbench 5 Benchmarks

The single-core performance was 1304 to 1352, whereas the multi-core performance was between 5387 and 5643. Thus, it is a good score, considering the pricing.

The Cinebench R23 tests displayed similar results. The single-core performance was good in the range of 1358 to 1367. The Multi-core performance threw up scores between 8770 and 9644.

HP Victus 16-e0076AX Cinebench R23 Benchmarks

Comparatively, the single-core performance of the HP Victus 16-e0076AX is similar to the Asus ROG Strix, but the ROG Strix model delivers a better multi-core performance.

HP Victus 16-e0076AX 3DMark Time Spy
HP Victus 16-e0076AX CUUDA Score
HP Victus 16-e0076AX OpenCL Score

The other benchmark scores are as follows.

  1. Open GL Score – 59666
  2. CUDA Score – 60880 (This performance is similar to the GTX 1660 card, a better graphics card than the RTX 3050)
  3. We also checked the graphics performance on Fire Strike to get a good score of 10893.
  4. The PC Passmark10 score of 6012 is decent.

Thermal Performance

The cooling performance of a gaming laptop is crucial as extensive gaming can cause the laptop components to become hot. The HP Victus 16-e0076AX features an enhanced thermal solution with a 4-heat pipe and 5-way airflow design. It ensures an increase in the airflow by 30%.

Victus 16 Thermals

In addition, the bigger fan size and extended fin length offer a decent cooling performance, where you can play various games without the laptop overheating.

This laptop features aesthetically designed air ventilation facilities located strategically at the backside beside the hinges. It allows comfortable heat dissipation without causing any inconvenience to the user.

On the cooling front, we can rate this laptop at 7.5 out of 10

Keyboard Features

The edge-to-edge backlit gaming keyboard looks decent with adequate key travel distance that gives you a tactile feel when using it. The keyboard comes with a dedicated numeric pad. However, it is not an out-and-out gaming keyboard with dedicated WASD and arrow keys.

HP Victus 16-e0076AX Keyboard

Besides, it does not come with RGB lighting as observed in other gaming laptops in this segment.

The trackpad is large enough to allow you facilities like gesture and multi-touch support, like Pinch and Zoom. Though the laptop edges are slightly sharp, especially where you place your wrists when typing, it does not affect your typing or gaming performance.

The backlit keyboard should get an 8 out of 10 because HP could have offered better features like RGB lighting and dedicated gaming keys.   

Audio Performance

This HP Victus gaming laptop offers a decent acoustic performance with dual down-firing speakers powered by Bang and Olufsen. In addition, features like HP Audio Boost enable this HP Victus gaming laptop to deliver the right amount of sound required in a gaming laptop. From experience, one can say that the sound performance is good.

On a scale of 10, the sound performance should rank at somewhere around 8.

Webcam

The HP Victus gaming laptop comes equipped with a 720p HD webcam with dual array mics arrangement on its sides. Just like other Budget Laptops, the webcam quality is just okay.

Also, there is no privacy shutter for the webcam.

Upgradeability Options

One of the plus points of this gaming laptop is the RAM upgradeability. Initially, the laptop offers 8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz RAM. Then, however, it offers upgradeability up to 32 GB. It is a decent feature to have, but upgradeability can push the costs further.

HP Victus 16 upgradability

However, there is an issue that could have been avoided. This gaming laptop offers dual RAM (2 x 16 GB). Therefore, if you wish to upgrade to its full 32 GB capacity, you must buy two 16 GB RAM sticks and discard the 8 GB provided with the model. As a result, it can push the costs much higher.

This variant offers 512 GB SSD NVMe PCIe 3.0 M.2 storage. There are provisions to upgrade the storage in this version, 16-e0076AX. This model features an additional SSD slot and you can upgrade the Storage to 1TB with M.2 SSD.

However, 512 GB SSD should be sufficient for a decent performance.

The upgradeability options are good. Hence, we can give it a score of 8.5 out of 10.

Battery Life

The battery life is crucial for any laptop and more so for a gaming laptop. Though HP advertises a battery life of around seven to eight hours, it is not so when you use the laptop for extensive gaming.

However, the 70wH batteries can last up to two to three hours. Nevertheless, the RTX 3050 gaming card requires high power resources.

The battery life is approximately four to five hours when browsing or using the laptop for lighter activities.

HP Victus 16-e0076AX Battery

The 200W fast charger is a positive aspect of this laptop as you can charge the batteries quickly.

The normal charging time is around one hour and fifteen minutes when the laptop is switched off. If you charge while the laptop is in use for browsing the internet or doing light activities, it should take around one and three-quarters of an hour. If you charge the laptop while gaming, it should take more than two hours, depending on the games you play.

This HP Victus laptop gets a 6 out of 10 on the battery. 

Connectivity Options

One of the highs of this laptop is the excellent connectivity options it offers. First, it supports dual-band Wi-Fi 6, the fastest internet connectivity protocol today. Besides, it supports Bluetooth v 5.2. So, you can comfortably connect your Bluetooth headphones to the laptop and watch your favorite movies without disturbing anyone else.

HP Victus 16-e0076AX HDMI and Type C USB ports

As far as connectivity ports are concerned, you get the HDMI 2.1, three USB Type-A ports, one USB Type-C port, an RJ-45 Ethernet cable port, an SD card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It is a comprehensive compilation that ensures excellent data transfer facilities.

On the connectivity ports front, this gaming laptop gets a 9 out of 10.

HP Victus 16-e0076AX USB Ports

Specific Software

The HP Victus gaming laptops connect to the Omen Gaming Hub that offers a range of exquisite features. The Network Booster is a quality feature that ensures against any lag when playing games. It enhances the network capability by bumping up your gaming to VIP status and prioritizes it over other activities.

The best aspect is the dual force functionality that sends gaming traffic to the fastest connection to enable excellent speeds.

Omen Gaming Hub system vitals

The Omen Gaming Hub Oasis feature enables convenient chatting, taking, and seamless, low latency 720p 30fps screen sharing. You can conveniently invite up to 15 friends and stay connected while playing your favorite games. In addition, the Omen Gaming Hub ensures upgrading the cooling system to meet the demands of the AMD Ryzen CPU and the RTX 3050 graphics card.

Another noteworthy feature of the Omen Gaming Hub is that it enables you to monitor the system vitals on the dashboard. Thus, you can track the metrics, like utilization, CPU/GPU temperature, and memory in real-time.

The HP Victus gaming laptops work on Windows 10 OS. An upgrade to Windows 11 is free whenever it becomes available. Besides, this laptop offers the full version of MS Office 2019 Home and Student Edition.

The 16-e0076AX offers pre-installed McAfee LiveSafe. In addition, this laptop supports Miracast and is compatible with Alexa.

The availability of Omen Gaming Hub and Windows 11 (in the future) allows us to give a 9 out of 10.

Warranty Information

HP offers a one-year warranty on the gaming laptop. It is a standard feature across all gaming laptops.

Related: GDDR5 vs GDDR6

Bottom Line

Overall, the laptop’s performance is 8 on a scale of 10, signifying that it is a decent performer. The RTX 3050 is a good entry-level RTX gaming card that tanks between the GTX 1650 and GTX 1660. However, the ray tracing feature enables you to play games comfortably.

HP Victus 16-e0076AX

HP Victus offers AMD and Intel CPU options on the Victus. While the 11th generation Intel CPUs offer better features like Intel Iris Xe graphics and Thunderbolt 4 port, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor is decent. Besides, the AMD processors are comparatively lower priced than the Intel Core Ci5 11th gen CPUs.

Though the HP Victus does not have the imposing presence of a gaming laptop, it is a good one for gaming, especially in the Rs 75000 budget range.

Related: RTX 3050 vs GTX 1650 vs GTX 1650Ti

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the HP Victus 16-e0076AX refresh rate?

The 16-e0076AX has a display refresh rate of 60Hz.

Can you upgrade the storage capacity of the HP Victus 16-e0076AX?

Yes, this model feature an additional SSD slot. Storage can be expanded up to 1TB SSD with M.2 SSD.

Does this HP Victus 16-e0076AX offer RGB keyboard?

No, this gaming laptop offers monochromatic keyboard backlighting. It does not offer RGB options.

Can this laptop support a 144 Hz external monitor?

No, the 16-e0076AX does not support a 144 Hz external monitor. Instead, this gaming laptop displays a refresh rate of 60 Hz.

Does the 16-e0076AX have an additional RAM slot for upgradeability?

Yes, it has an additional slot for RAM. It can accommodate 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) RAM.

What is the Bluetooth version available in this HP Victus 16-e0076AX?

This laptop supports Bluetooth v 5.2.

What is the TGP value of the 16-e0076AX?

The RTX 3050 graphics card has a TGP value of 75W.

What is the battery life of the HP Victus 16-e0076AX?

Though HP states that the battery life is more than seven to eight hours, it does not offer more than four hours when you do multitasking. Additionally, when you use it extensively for gaming, it does not offer more than two hours of backup. The battery lasts for 7 hours for non resource hungry activities like browsing web and watching videos.

Does this Model offer rapid recharging features?

Yes, the 200W battery charger offers rapid recharging facilities.

Does the HP Victus 16 have an anti-glare display?

No, the HP Victus 16-e0076AX does not offer anti-glare. However, it has an FHD IPS display that offers good viewing angles.

Does the HP Victus 16-e0076AX support Thunderbolt 4?

No, the 16-e0076AX with its AMD Ryzen 5 5600H CPU does not support Thunderbolt 4.

What is the RAM layout in this gaming laptop, 16-e0076AX?

The HP Victus 16-e0076AX gaming laptop offers a 16GB RAM layout. In addition, it supports RAM up to a maximum of 32 GB (2 x 16GB).

Does the HP Victus 16 offer an Intel CPU option?

HP Victus also offers Intel CPU options, but this model, 16-e0076AX, comes with an AMD processor.

What is the pixel capacity of this HP Victus 16-e0076AX webcam?

This gaming laptop offers a webcam with 720p (1280 x 720p) with a wide vision HD camera.

Does the HP Victus 16-e0076AX offer HDD storage slots?

No, this gaming laptop comes equipped with an SSD slot alone. There is no provision for HDD storage.

Can you connect an external HDD or SSD to this laptop?

Yes, you can connect an external hard disk drive or SSD.

Does the HP Victus 16 offer security features as face or fingerprint unlock?

No, this gaming laptop does not offer such facilities.

Does the 16-e0076AX come with a MUX switch?

No, the HP Victus 16-e0076AX does not feature a MUX switch.

Can you recharge the laptop using the USB Type-C port?

No, you cannot recharge the Laptop battery using the USB Type-C port.

What are the different variants of the HP Victus gaming laptops with AMD Ryzen processor?

HP Victus offers 16-e0076AX and 16-e0075AX with 250 nits brightness and 60Hz refresh rates. The 16-e0078 and 16-e03060AX offer 144Hz refresh rates and 300 nits brightness. 

Does the HP Victus 16-e0076AX have TPM 2.0 chip?

Yes, this gaming laptop has an fTPM 2.0 chip for additional safety.

HP Victus 16 e0076AX Review | Ryzen 5 5600H, RTX 3050 | is it worth buying? - Vsbytes

Our Verdict – The HP Victus 16-e0076AX is a power-packed gaming laptop available with an excellent configuration at an affordable price under Rs 75,000

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