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AMD Ryzen unleashed: HP Omen 16 Gaming Notebook in review

All bets are on AMD: The HP Omen 16-c0077ng
All bets are on AMD: The HP Omen 16-c0077ng
The AMD Radeon RX 6600M is an entry-level card in HP's gaming laptop. In the Omen, it meets an unrestrained Ryzen 7 that shows what it is capable of. The system looks convincing in combination with the QHD display, even if the weaknesses cannot be ignored.

The HP Omen 16-c0077ng under review does not deliever absolute top performance. Instead, the specs seem to be directed at the largest possible group of gamers who can perhaps do without a few frames in the latest game - and do not want to spend too much.

But that doesn't mean we have to omit the highlights. The QHD display offers a refresh rate of 165 hertz, good contrast and a reasonable color coverage, but it is not very bright. There is also the 16.1-inch format. The displays look pleasantly large, while the gaming laptop itself remains reasonably portable. The keyboard is backlit in color and can be adjusted individually, but only in 18 different colors and four zones.

Performance is everything

The processor is remarkable. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, which is found in many lower-end gaming notebooks, has a 160 W power supply in the Omen 16. This drops to 134 W over a longer periods of time, but this is still significantly more than the competition.

As our review also reveals, power consumption and processor performance remain stable at high levels due to the powerful ventilation system, which protrudes a few millimeters from the case. At the same time, however, the ventilation system is reminscient of a turbine. And gaming is certainly not energy-efficient here.

How the HP Omen 16 performs in the gaming benchmarks and where it otherwise convinces or weakens can be seen here:

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Mario Petzold, 2022-04-12 (Update: 2022-07-13)