Overview of the game computer HP Omen X: a cube of gamer awakening

Omen X did not appear on an empty spot: for its development the real professionals who left the VoodooPC team answered. This company, since its founding in 1991, has been creating exclusive computers for gamers and has continued to do so successfully after 2006, when it was acquired by Hewlett-Packard Corporation.

A series of Omen gaming computers began with gaming laptops, and then the familiar Omen desktops appeared. But Omen X has become not just another ultra-powerful desktop PC, it is designed to solve a broader task – to be a computer, one whose appearance is striking.

And the first thing that impresses Omen X is its design and dimensions. Cubic body is simply huge, while it is specially placed on the edge, and as if soaring in the air.

Appearance and interfaces

The front panel of the cube is divided into four squares, forming the letter X. All sides of the squares are highlighted, and in a special proprietary utility HP you can not only set the LEDs any color, but also a light scenario.

The bottom panel of the front side – with a secret. It is fixed on the magnet, and underneath is a tool compartment and a set of hexagon screws for attaching expansion cards.

Another facet of the cube-case is given under the compartments for hard disks, which in a RAID array can be up to four. Open the stub and get access to any of them – very convenient. Initially, there is one SATA-disk, but the potential for expansion is very serious.

The rear panel has an HDMI connector, six USB 3.0 ports, an optical audio output, an RJ-45 connector, and a 2×3.5 mm audio jack for headphones and a microphone. Another facet is occupied by two additional USB ports, two USB Type-C ports, an audio input connector, a composite audio input/audio output connector, and an SD/SDHC/MMC card reader. Next door is a power button with a power indicator, as well as a wireless network indicator.

One of the “chips” Omen X – convenient access to the inside of the computer. At once we will notice that in assortment HP not only ready computers Omen X are presented, but also the empty case which also can be got.

Equipment and internal arrangement

Omen X is available in several modifications. We were tested for the model 900-177ur with the Intel Core i7-7700K processor, 16 GB of RAM, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card with 8 GB of GDDR5 video memory, as well as the Seagate 2 TB disk and the 256 GB SSD disk.

To remove heat from the processor, water cooling is used, and it’s just wonderful. At the video card, in the role of which the GeForce GTX 1080 performs, unfortunately, remains air-cooled, so that at a high load you can clearly hear the noise of the fans.

Cable management deserves special praise – it is simply magnificent. The power supply unit is hidden in a separate camera under the motherboard. In appearance, there are no tangles of wires, the interior space is organized very neatly.

Test results

Omen X is a powerful gaming computer. And it is bought, obviously, to play without brakes in 4K resolution. So obviously begs the second graphics card to be installed.

In the configuration we tested, Omen X only slightly falls short in 3DMark Time Spy and Fire Strike Ultra tests to the calculated parameters of a 4K gaming computer.

Test Result

3DMark Time Spy 6621

3D Mark Fire Strike Ultra 4945

PCMark 8 8331

We also checked how the video card behaves under stress. In the FurMark utility at a resolution of 3840 × 2160 the video processor warmed up to 81° C and worked steadily at the same time.

In many respects thanks to the fast SSD-drive Windows fully starts in just 7 seconds.

Read More At Amazon.com!