Review: HP Victus 16 Gaming Laptop

Review: HP Victus 16 Gaming Laptop
Review: HP Victus 16 Gaming Laptop

HP’s latest Victus 16 gaming laptops feature a large and fast display, 13th-generation Intel processors, NVIDIA RTX 40 series GPUs, and more. We got an opportunity to review the new gaming laptop, and here are our thoughts about the product.


The HP Victus 16 series gaming laptops feature a stylish chassis and weigh 2.33kg. While the large 16-inch IPS display panel comes with 2560 x 1440 as its screen resolution, the refresh rate is an impressive 240Hz for fast-paced gaming, and the response time is 3ms. The screen also has an anti-glare coating, and the screen brightness reaches 300 nits.

On the connectivity side of things, there are three USB-A ports with a 5 Gbps signaling rate and HP Sleep and Charge functionality. There is also a USB-C port with 5 Gbps speed transfers, support for USB Power Delivery, and DisplayPort 1.4 connectivity. Other ports include an HDMI 2.1 port, one RJ-45 port, a headphone jack, and AC power connection.

HP mentions that the laptop chassis and bezel are made of ocean-bound plastics, and the keyboard keycaps and scissors feature post-consumer recycled plastics. The moonstone grey keyboard features a full-sized design with RGB backlighting. The touchpad is large and has a smooth surface. 

The speaker grills are located above the keyboard area. And the audio is tuned by B&O, and enhanced with HP Audio Boost. There are also two speakers on either side of the bottom panel. The outer lid has a reflective “V” logo for the Victus branding. There are air vents located on the bottom panel.


The HP Victus 16 is powered by the Intel Core i7-13700H, a 14-core processor that features six performance-based cores and eight power-efficient cores, along with support for 20 threads. The laptop also sports 16GB of DDR5 RAM and a Samsung 1TB MZVL21T0HCLR-00BH1 PCIe 4.0 SSD with Windows 11 Home OS.

The laptop also houses the NVIDIA Geforce RTX 4070 laptop GPU, an Ada Lovelace-based chip that features clock speeds ranging from 1230 to 2175 MHz. The GPU also features 4608 CUDA cores, 8GB of DDR6 memory, and a 128-bit memory interface. When it comes to ray-tracing performance, the GPU uses NVIDIA 3rd generation RT cores and 4th generation Tensor cores. To boost the gaming performance, the RTX 4070 Laptop GPU does support DLSS 3 (Super Resolution and Frame Generation) technologies. We ran the Futuremark-based 3DMark FireStrike series, TimeSpy series, Solar Bay, and SpeedWay. We also ran CPU tests such as the 3DMark CPU Profile and Cinebench 2024 benchmarks. We also ran CrystalDiskMark to test the speed of the SSD. Take a look at the scores below.

Other features include the MediaTek WiFi 6 module (2×2) and Bluetooth 5.3 wireless connectivity. The laptop also houses a 6-cell, 83 Wh Li-ion polymer battery. HP mentions that the battery can last up to 6 hours and 15 minutes, depending on different use cases. Of course, we know that the laptop may not last long for gaming on battery. That said, the laptop supports fast charge capability, which fills 50% of the battery in half an hour.


For those looking for a good gaming laptop with a large display, we recommend the HP Victus 16. The laptop has a 16-inch IPS display with a 2560 x 1440 screen resolution, and the refresh rate is 240 Hz. The laptop weighs 2.33kg, and the connectivity options include three USB-A ports, one USB-C port with support for PD and DisplayPort 1.4 connectivity, an HDMI 2.1 port, and more. The chassis and bezels are made of ocean-bound plastic, and the keyboard keycaps with post-consumer plastic.

The device is powered by the Intel Core i7-13700H 14-core processor, along with 16GB of DDR5 RAM, a Samsung 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD, and the NVIDIA RTX 4070 Laptop GPU with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. The GPU also brings support for DLSS 3, and the chip is based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. The laptop also has a 6-cell, 83 Wh Li-ion battery with support for fast charge that can achieve 50% charge in 30 minutes.



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