Laptop for Cyberpunk 2077 and PUBG. Testing 10 top games on the Honor Hunter V700
Honor’s first gaming laptop has already surprised us in the review. Still: on the fly we got a bundle of Intel Core i7 of the 10th generation with GeForce RTX 2060, a display with a frequency of 144 Hz and a powerful cooling system. No compromises. We decided to look separately at how the Hunter behaves in its natural habitat – in gaming. We took the most popular offline and online games, launched the FPS counter and loaded thPerformance is a key parameter in a gaming laptop. The Honor Hunter V700 offers the best hardware in its class: a 12-thread Intel Core i7-10750H with a core frequency of up to 5.0 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 discrete graphics and 16 GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory. The memory is expandable, access to a free slot does not require special skills. In total, you can increase the RAM up to 32 GB. The same is with the SSD: there are two slots for M.2 drives.
At the same time, the thickness of the laptop is only 19.9 mm. And in appearance it is a laconic, strict model without sharp contours. But as soon as you open it, the predator is immediately shown by a bright illumination around the perimeter, a pulsating logo and a keyboard with four-zone RGB-backlit. In the Gaming Center application, you can customize the color of any element and set the operation mode.
A discount of 16,000 rubles for the top version is already in the basket
The diagonal of the screen is 16.1 inches, the bezels are thin, only 4.7 mm at the edges. And not to the detriment of the webcam: there was enough space for the HD module. And the 144 Hz screen refresh rate increases the chances of reacting first in battle, animations look smooth, natural. Don’t want to go back to 60Hz. With a brightness of 300 nits and a matte finish, flare-free is not scary, and 100% coverage of the sRGB palette is useful when working with color.
All games were tested at 1080p in Gaming mode, with plugged in charger, with no frame rate limitation. The configuration of the laptop is top-end (Intel Core i7-10750H, RTX 2060), overclocking was not carried out. That is, as if you bought the Hunter V700 from the store, installed the games and got the following result. No surcharges, no dancing with a tambourine.
Hereinafter – screenshots from games with maximum image quality settings
- Ultra – 153 FPS
- High – 165 FPS
- Medium – 204 FPS.
The sequel to the hurricane shooter in which you have to mow down demons in batches, and where you can really experience the “fast” display. The graphics are impressive, but not too demanding on hardware, so the powerful Honor Hunter V700 easily pulls DOOM Eternal at ultra settings with the maximum displayed frame rate. Nightmare and higher settings require more than 6 GB of VRAM.
Call of Duty: Black Ops — Cold War
Cold war, nuclear bombs, “cranberries” about the KGB – and all this under the sauce of vigorous action. The game turned out to be quite weighty: you need about 150 GB of free disk space, of which 50 GB are HD textures of objects that are downloaded at will. Honor Hunter V700 calmly coped with them: even on ultra-settings with maximum ray tracing quality, it managed to squeeze out under 60 FPS. Only in scenes with a huge number of special effects, the frequency occasionally dropped to 45 FPS. The main thing is to allocate at least 90% of the video memory (more than 5 GB GDDR) for the game in the settings.
- Ultra + RTX (max.) – 61 FPS;
- Ultra – 73 FPS;
- High – 81 FPS;
- Medium – 95 FPS.
What about heating? Honor has tackled the issue radically: the back of the Hunter V700 splits and rises on the air intake, giving access to 240 ultra-thin Obsidian heatsinks. And two powerful 12 V fans throw the heated air to the sides. Along the way, they themselves are cleaned of dust. This way the system will last for many years.
Red Dead Redemption 2
- Ultra – 25 FPS;
- High – 49 FPS;
- Medium – 58 FPS;
- Low – 94 FPS.
Rockstar released RDR2 on PC in November 2019, but the poignant story of Arthur Morgan is still striking in its elaboration and the graphics are realistic. It is better not to meddle with frail hardware here, but with the RTX 2060 it is much more fun: at medium-high settings, you can play with a comfortable frequency of 45-50 FPS. If you play with the options, you can achieve 60 FPS without losing much of the detail of the world.
- Ultra + RTX (max.) – 30 FPS;
- Ultra + RTX (Wednesday) – 33 FPS;
- Ultra – 40 FPS;
- High – 48 FPS;
- Medium – 60 FPS;
- Low – 73 FPS.
The long-suffering CD Project RED hit the shelves later than the Honor Hunter V700. Now this is the main benchmark when choosing a gaming PC or laptop: will it pull or not? “Hunter” pulled, and, as in the case of RDR2, the best setting is “high”. Although even the “impressive” ones can be played comfortably at 40 FPS. With ray tracing and DLSS enabled, the frequency remains at an acceptable level of 30 FPS. It is difficult to notice the difference in the graphics, so we can safely turn off RTX.
Grand Theft Auto V
- Ultra – 53 FPS;
- High – 73 FPS;
- Medium – 111 FPS.
The great GTA V has already started its seventh year, but the support of the gaming community, the popularity of GTA Online and a huge number of mods with photorealistic graphics do not make the game obsolete. At maximum settings, Honor Hunter V700 shows an average frequency of 53 FPS, it is very comfortable to play at this level. If you lower it to “high” and turn off some of the subtle options, you can squeeze even more out of the 144 Hz display.