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HP Omen 15: Gaming laptop with good battery life

Affordable entry-level device! With the Omen series, HP offers gaming laptops that are directly aimed at gamers. Not only does HP cover the high-end segment here, but it also offers attractive devices for the entry level. With the current Omen 15, we certainly have an interesting device on the market that doesn't need to hide in terms of price-performance ratio.
Sebastian Bade, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),

The HP Omen laptops are primarily aimed at gamers who are exclusively focused on performance. Furthermore, the Omen series is also available outside the high-priced range. HP shows this exactly with the Omen 15, which costs almost 1,250 Euros (~$1,480) in our configuration. In this case, an Intel Core i5-10300H serves as the processor, and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is used as the graphics card. Those who prefer AMD can also get the Omen 15 with a Ryzen 5 4600H. There's no significant difference in price compared to our test sample with the Intel SoC. Both have 16 GB of RAM and are equipped with 512 GB of SSD storage space.

But if you need more power, you can also get the Omen 15 with a Core i7-10750H CPU and a GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU. However, this will set you back at least 600 Euros (~$711) more. A mid-range option is also available with the GeForce RTX 2060 and the Intel Core i5-10300H. Here, the price is about 1,370 Euros (~$1,622) at the time of testing.

In terms of the comparison devices for this review, we have limited ourselves to current 15.6-inch devices that are somewhat at the same price level. You can find an overview under the HP Omen 15 specifications.

HP Omen 15-ek0456ng (Omen 15-ek Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-10300H 4 x 2.5 - 4.5 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile - 6144 MB, Core: 1455 - 1590 MHz, Memory: 6000 MHz, GDDR6, Nvidia 451.67, Nvidia Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 2933
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LGD05FE, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G, 512 GB 
, 430 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek Audio
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 0 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek Gaming GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 32 x 358 x 240 ( = 1.26 x 14.09 x 9.45 in)
Battery
70.91 Wh, 5833 mAh Lithium-Ion, 6-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: B&O, two speakers, HP Audio Boost 2.0, Keyboard: six-row chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.137 kg ( = 75.38 oz / 4.71 pounds), Power Supply: 652 g ( = 23 oz / 1.44 pounds)
Price
1,239 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82 %
09/2020
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
i5-10300H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
2.1 kg32 mm15.6"1920x1080
81 %
09/2020
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
R7 4800HS, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
2.1 kg19.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
81 %
02/2020
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
2 kg26 mm15.6"1920x1080
81 %
08/2020
Nexoc GH5 515IG
i5-10300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2.1 kg24.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
80 %
07/2020
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
R7 4800H, Radeon RX 5300M
2 kg22 mm15.6"1920x1080
82 %
07/2019
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2.3 kg25 mm15.6"1920x1080

Case - Plastic with flaws

HP Omen 15-ek0456ng (source: HP)
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng (source: HP)

The case is made of plastic and is completely black. At first glance, the matte surface looks attractive, but when you start to use the device, it quickly becomes clear that fingerprints are literally attracted to it. The stability is good, although the lid and base unit can be twisted easily and produce a quiet creaking sound. However, exerting targeted pressure doesn't affect the panel, so that no changes in color are visible on it. Moreover, the hinges are smooth, and the lid can be opened with one hand. This results in slight wobbling, but we only saw this happen for a short time. At 180 degrees, the aperture angle is very wide and much larger than with comparable devices.

The HP Omen 15 is a 15.6-inch laptop and thus just as large as its competitors. The footprint's dimensions are only visibly smaller when comparing the laptop to the older Omen 15. With its 2.1 kilograms, our Omen 15 is also in the same league as its opponents. Weighing 2.4 kilograms, the Omen 15-dc was significantly heavier at its time. You have to take another 650 grams into account when it comes to the power adapter.

Size comparison

358 mm / 14.1 inch 240 mm / 9.45 inch 32 mm / 1.26 inch 2.1 kg4.71 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 244 mm / 9.61 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2 kg4.39 lbs361 mm / 14.2 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.1 kg4.57 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 263 mm / 10.4 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.3 kg5.11 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 2 kg4.32 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.1 kg4.65 lbs

Connectivity - Armed for the future

In terms of the port configuration, the HP Omen 15 offers a solid foundation with a few small extras. For example, the Mini DisplayPort, which is no longer frequently found, and a USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3 support should be mentioned as extras. There are also three conventional USB Type-A ports, and they all offer USB 3 speeds. Furthermore, the Omen 15 also offers HDMI 2.0b for the connection of external displays. Gigabit LAN is available as well, and users have to limit the distribution of the ports to the two edges. However, since the ports are located far at the rear, there are no problems when using a mouse next to the device.

Left: Power supply, Gigabit RJ45, USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (HP Sleep and Charge), HDMI 2.0b, 3.5 mm combo audio, SD card reader
Left: Power supply, Gigabit RJ45, USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (HP Sleep and Charge), HDMI 2.0b, 3.5 mm combo audio, SD card reader
Right: USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s), Mini DisplayPort, ventilation slot, 2x USB 3.1 Gen. 1
Right: USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s), Mini DisplayPort, ventilation slot, 2x USB 3.1 Gen. 1
Back: Ventilation slot
Back: Ventilation slot

SD card reader

The HP Omen 15 is equipped with an SD card reader that works at USB 3.0 speeds. This is also confirmed by our measurements, which we performed with our reference memory card (the 64 GB Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II SDXC). 

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Gaming
  (11.7 - 218, n=303)
93.5 MB/s ∼100% +58%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81 MB/s ∼87% +37%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
80.5 MB/s ∼86% +36%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
59 MB/s ∼63%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23 MB/s ∼25% -61%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=301)
110 MB/s ∼100% +35%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87 MB/s ∼79% +7%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86 MB/s ∼78% +6%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81.3 MB/s ∼74%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26 MB/s ∼24% -68%

Communication

The built-in WLAN chip offers Wi-Fi 6 and thus the latest standard including Bluetooth 5, but the HP Omen 15 couldn't quite implement the advantages of the faster Wi-Fi 6 in the test. The speeds for sending and receiving data are partly clearly behind the average that we have measured so far with the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 module. Alternatively, however, transfer rates of up to 1 Gb/s can be achieved via the RJ45 port.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1400 MBit/s ∼100% +55%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1380 MBit/s ∼99% +52%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1340 MBit/s ∼96% +48%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=107)
1220 MBit/s ∼87% +35%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1210 (800min - 1337max) MBit/s ∼86% +34%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
905 (709min - 946max) MBit/s ∼65%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 1670, n=358)
748 MBit/s ∼53% -17%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
646 MBit/s ∼46% -29%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1400 MBit/s ∼100% +130%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1190 MBit/s ∼85% +95%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1140 MBit/s ∼81% +87%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=107)
1084 MBit/s ∼77% +78%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
953 (432min - 1093max) MBit/s ∼68% +56%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1645, n=358)
688 MBit/s ∼49% +13%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
680 MBit/s ∼49% +11%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
610 (562min - 651max) MBit/s ∼44%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø904 (709-946)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø610 (562-651)

Webcam

The integrated webcam (0.9 MP) delivers a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels and has to cope with significant color deviations. The measured Delta E value is 15.48. A value smaller than 3 is, therefore, a long way off.

ColorChecker
9.4 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
20.9 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
12 ∆E
25.7 ∆E
11 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
21.8 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Omen 15-ek0456ng: 15.48 ∆E min: 1.18 - max: 25.68 ∆E

Accessories

Apart from the obligatory safety information and the warranty brochure, there are no other accessories when purchasing the HP Omen 15.

Maintenance

Unfortunately, the HP Omen 15 doesn't offer a maintenance hatch. That's not too bad because the bottom cover of the base unit can be removed without problems. You only need to loosen eight screws to detach the cover. The RAM modules as well as the two M.2 slots for the storage devices are hidden under the base cover. The two fans can also be easily cleaned this way.

The HP Omen 15-ek0456ng without the bottom cover
The HP Omen 15-ek0456ng without the bottom cover

Warranty

When purchasing the HP Omen 15, the manufacturer only grants a 24-month warranty on the device. This can be extended to up to 36 months on HP's online store (HP Care Pack). A one-time fee of about 128 Euros (~$152) is charged for this.

Input devices - With red keyboard lighting

Keyboard and touchpad

The keyboard in the HP Omen 15
The keyboard in the HP Omen 15
The keyboard in the HP Omen 15 (backlit)
The keyboard in the HP Omen 15 (backlit)
The ClickPad in the HP Omen 15
The ClickPad in the HP Omen 15

The built-in chiclet keyboard offers a pleasant typing experience, although the pressure point could have been a bit firmer. Fortunately, the stroke isn't excessively cushioned, which prevents typing from feeling mushy. A number pad has been omitted, leaving more space for the remaining keys. At 15 x 15 millimeters, the keys have a pleasant size. HP has provided the keyboard of the Omen 15 with a red backlight that can also be optionally deactivated. Unfortunately, there's no dimming function.

HP has installed a generous ClickPad in the Omen 15, which makes very good use of the area between the palms rests. At 11.5 x 7.5 centimeters, it's just as large as in the HP Pavilion Gaming 16. In terms of visuals, the input area fits well with the overall package of the base unit; it also lets the fingers glide smoothly on it. However, there are some minor problems in the area of the corners when it comes to accuracy. This wasn't an issue in everyday use, though, since the input surface is large enough. "Big enough" is also the keyword here because the ClickPad is really good for multi-touch gestures. The two input keys at the bottom are very quiet when pressed. They often attract attention with a clearly audible click.

Display - Good color accuracy and 144 Hz

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure
A low degree of clouding at the edges
A low degree of clouding at the edges

The built-in display goes well with the device and the requirements. The 15.6-inch panel offers Full HD and thus reaches a pixel density of 141 ppi. Unfortunately, our test device only reaches the 300 nits specified in the technical data in the middle and in the upper corners. On average, the display brightness is 293 cd/m², which is very close to the specified value, though. At 87%, the brightness distribution is about on par with the competition.

The high contrast value is the result of the brightness and the low black level. The Omen 15 can clearly set itself apart from the competition here. The response times are not the best values but are sufficient for most gamers. In addition, the laptop's gaming nature is underlined once again with the 144 Hz refresh rate. There are no restrictions due to clouding in our device. We also couldn't detect PWM, which has a positive effect on the overall result.

308
cd/m²
296
cd/m²
301
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
314
cd/m²
274
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
285
cd/m²
283
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LGD05FE
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 314 cd/m² Average: 293.3 cd/m² Minimum: 11.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 269 cd/m²
Contrast: 1427:1 (Black: 0.22 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.51 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 1.71
ΔE Greyscale 3.26 | 0.64-98 Ø6
Gamma: 2.42
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
LGD05FE, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
Panda LM156LF-2F01, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
BOEhydis NV156FHM-N4G (BOE084D), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Nexoc GH5 515IG
LG Philips LP156WFC-SPD1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AU Optronics B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED), IPS-Level, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
LGD05CE, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
-89%
27%
-117%
6%
-152%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
17 (9, 8)
24.4 (11.6, 12.8)
-44%
8.8 (4.4, 4.4)
48%
34.8 (17.6, 17.2)
-105%
16 (7.6, 8.4)
6%
40 (21.2, 18.8)
-135%
Response Time Black / White *
11 (7, 4)
25.6 (15.2, 10.4)
-133%
10.4 (5.2, 5.2)
5%
25.2 (15.2, 10)
-129%
10.4 (6, 4.4)
5%
29.6 (17.2, 12.4)
-169%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-73%
-17%
-34%
-39%
-78%
Brightness middle
314
255.9
-19%
324
3%
261
-17%
311
-1%
251
-20%
Brightness
293
246
-16%
296
1%
254
-13%
313
7%
232
-21%
Brightness Distribution
87
89
2%
88
1%
93
7%
88
1%
76
-13%
Black Level *
0.22
0.22
-0%
0.27
-23%
0.23
-5%
0.43
-95%
0.17
23%
Contrast
1427
1163
-19%
1200
-16%
1135
-20%
723
-49%
1476
3%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.51
5.15
-105%
4.07
-62%
4.71
-88%
4.5
-79%
6.2
-147%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.42
17.11
-287%
6.39
-45%
7.6
-72%
7.97
-80%
18.6
-321%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.71
4.83
-182%
1.49
13%
3.67
-115%
2.65
-55%
4.8
-181%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.26
4.2
-29%
4.01
-23%
2.76
15%
3.3
-1%
4.2
-29%
Gamma
2.42 91%
2.16 102%
2.6 85%
2.42 91%
2.129 103%
2.32 95%
CCT
6150 106%
7500 87%
7350 88%
7090 92%
7227 90%
7454 87%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36.9
59
36
63
36.5
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
58
91
56
86
57.4
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-81% / -76%
5% / -9%
-76% / -49%
-17% / -31%
-115% / -92%

* ... smaller is better

Out of the box, the measured Delta E 2000 color deviations are only slightly increased compared to the sRGB color space, indicating that HP delivers the Omen 15 with a precalibrated panel. But there is still some potential in the display as our manual calibration shows. We were able to improve the values both in terms of colors and grayscales.

CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
11 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
17 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 8 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 14 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17495 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The built-in IPS panel can fully display its advantages during the viewing-angle test. Color changes only occur in extreme situations like with the four corner images, for example. If you want to sit on the terrace with the device, you should rather find a place in the shade. However, working in the sunshine is still not impossible if you can prevent direct sunlight.

The Omen 15 in the viewing-angle test
The Omen 15 in the viewing-angle test
The Omen 15 in the shade
The Omen 15 in the shade
The Omen 15 in sunlight
The Omen 15 in sunlight

Performance - Fast enough for Full HD

The Intel Core i5-10300H together with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti offers a solid foundation for Full HD gaming. The 16 GB of RAM and the 512 GB SSD are enough, and if necessary, storage can be quickly expanded with a second M.2 module.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (benchmark)

Processor

The Intel Core i5-10300H offers four cores and Hyper-Threading. The SoC operates at a base clock speed of 2.5 GHz and can reach up to 4.5 GHz on one core via Turbo. Nevertheless, the clock-rate limit when using all cores is 4.2 GHz. In the test, the Core i5-10300H has to admit defeat to the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H found in the MSI Bravo 15. The Core i5-10300H can still keep up in the single-thread tests, but the quad-core processor is clearly inferior to the octa-core SoC in the multithread tests.

Our HP Omen 15 can convince with a consistent performance in the Cinebench R15 multi-loop. Even after some time, the performance of the i5-10300H doesn't decrease, which is very often the case with other devices. After 50 runs, we register an average score of 897 points. This means that the Omen 15 is slightly faster than the Nexoc GH15 with the same SoC.

For further comparisons and benchmarks, please refer to our CPU comparison table.

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HP Omen 15-ek0456ng Intel Core i5-10300H, Intel Core i5-10300H: Ø897 (886.62-902.36)
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76 AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS, AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS: Ø1634 (1595.85-1741.4)
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1012 (995.35-1103.17)
Nexoc GH5 515IG Intel Core i5-10300H, Intel Core i5-10300H: Ø836 (815.48-892.15)
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H: Ø1697 (1664.03-1741.33)
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø748 (730.55-769.02)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
482 Points ∼100% +6%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
477 Points ∼99% +5%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
462 Points ∼96% +2%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H
454 Points ∼94%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 524, n=133)
450 Points ∼93% -1%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
447 Points ∼93% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (312 - 470, n=11)
442 Points ∼92% -3%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
419 Points ∼87% -8%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
3956 Points ∼100% +77%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
3869 Points ∼98% +73%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=134)
2994 Points ∼76% +34%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H
2240 Points ∼57%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
2140 Points ∼54% -4%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (1397 - 2240, n=11)
2061 Points ∼52% -8%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
2013 Points ∼51% -10%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
1723 Points ∼44% -23%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
191 Points ∼100% +1%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H
190 Points ∼99%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
186 Points ∼97% -2%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
186 Points ∼97% -2%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
186 Points ∼97% -2%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
171 Points ∼90% -10%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (108 - 194, n=14)
171 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 219, n=622)
162 Points ∼85% -15%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1741 (1664.03min - 1741.33max) Points ∼100% +92%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
1634.29 (1595.85min - 1741.4max) Points ∼94% +80%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
1103 (995.35min - 1103.17max) Points ∼63% +22%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2804, n=627)
925 Points ∼53% +2%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H
907 Points ∼52%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
892 Points ∼51% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (536 - 921, n=14)
819 Points ∼47% -10%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
769 Points ∼44% -15%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
643 Seconds * ∼100% -34%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
539 Seconds * ∼84% -12%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (479 - 555, n=10)
509 Seconds * ∼79% -6%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H
481.4 Seconds * ∼75%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
470 Seconds * ∼73% +2%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 901, n=87)
386 Seconds * ∼60% +20%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
284 Seconds * ∼44% +41%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
284 Seconds * ∼44% +41%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H
4951 MIPS ∼100%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
4919 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (2480 - 5811, n=88)
4886 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
4839 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (2945 - 4956, n=10)
4659 MIPS ∼94% -6%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
4655 MIPS ∼94% -6%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
4626 MIPS ∼93% -7%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4584 MIPS ∼93% -7%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
48392 MIPS ∼100% +95%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
47520 MIPS ∼98% +92%
Average of class Gaming
  (3034 - 75612, n=88)
37036 MIPS ∼77% +50%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
31341 MIPS ∼65% +27%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H
24768 MIPS ∼51%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (15146 - 24772, n=10)
22975 MIPS ∼47% -7%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
22791 MIPS ∼47% -8%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
20736 MIPS ∼43% -16%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H
1241 Points ∼100%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H
1235 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1428, n=71)
1217 Points ∼98% -2%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
1210 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
1188 Points ∼96% -4%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
1161 Points ∼94% -6%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1154 Points ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (703 - 1241, n=12)
1153 Points ∼93% -7%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
7682 Points ∼100% +63%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
7453 Points ∼97% +58%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=71)
6574 Points ∼86% +39%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
4861 Points ∼63% +3%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
4722 Points ∼61% 0%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H
4722 Points ∼61%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H
4720 Points ∼61% 0%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (2783 - 4728, n=12)
4316 Points ∼56% -9%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
12 fps ∼100% +54%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
11.7 fps ∼98% +50%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.7 - 19.8, n=87)
10.2 fps ∼85% +31%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
7.91 fps ∼66% +2%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.78 fps ∼65%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (6.13 - 7.78, n=10)
7.11 fps ∼59% -9%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.01 fps ∼58% -10%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
5.7 fps ∼48% -27%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
93.9 s ∼100% +294%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
56.9 s ∼61% +139%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 95.8, n=64)
56.8 s ∼60% +138%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
56.7 s ∼60% +138%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (23.9 - 94, n=10)
56.1 s ∼60% +135%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H
23.85 s ∼25%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (0.625 - 1.088, n=10)
0.69 sec * ∼100% -10%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H
0.638 sec * ∼92% -1%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.63 sec * ∼91%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.625 sec * ∼91% +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.531 - 1.088, n=68)
0.619 sec * ∼90% +2%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.597 sec * ∼87% +5%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
0.58 sec * ∼84% +8%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
7170
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
12570 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
36185 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
9351 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6229
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
27801
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 32Bit
9.36 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 32Bit
76.15 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
2.17 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
10.06 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
75.75 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 32Bit
1.94 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
190 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
114.02 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
907 Points
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System performance

The PCMark 10 results of our test sample are good, and in comparison to the competition, even significantly better. As a result, the HP Omen 15 doesn't need to hide here, because in everyday use, the good performance was always convincing and getting work done fast was always possible with the device.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
7178 Points ∼100% +27%
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11829, n=301)
6456 Points ∼90% +14%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800HS, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
6195 Points ∼86% +10%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5640 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
 
5640 Points ∼79% 0%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5044 Points ∼70% -11%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB
4980 Points ∼69% -12%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
4426 Points ∼62% -22%
Productivity
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
7681 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
 
7681 Points ∼100% 0%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
7345 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 9077, n=302)
7333 Points ∼95% -5%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB
7327 Points ∼95% -5%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
7261 Points ∼95% -5%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800HS, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
7082 Points ∼92% -8%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6893 Points ∼90% -10%
Essentials
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9833 Points ∼100% +16%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
9275 Points ∼94% +10%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800HS, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
9162 Points ∼93% +9%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB
8947 Points ∼91% +6%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 11266, n=303)
8775 Points ∼89% +4%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
8575 Points ∼87% +2%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
8443 Points ∼86%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
 
8443 Points ∼86% 0%
Score
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5639 Points ∼100% +10%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7511, n=305)
5329 Points ∼95% +4%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800HS, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
5291 Points ∼94% +3%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5127 Points ∼91%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
 
5127 Points ∼91% 0%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB
4936 Points ∼88% -4%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
4873 Points ∼86% -5%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
4807 Points ∼85% -6%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800HS, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
5901 Points ∼100% +7%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5507 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
 
5507 Points ∼93% 0%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB
5179 Points ∼88% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6825, n=458)
5120 Points ∼87% -7%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5107 Points ∼87% -7%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800HS, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
4913 Points ∼100% +1%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4853 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
 
4853 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=475)
4291 Points ∼87% -12%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB
3971 Points ∼81% -18%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
3691 Points ∼75% -24%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4853 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
7696 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5507 points
PCMark 10 Score
5127 points
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DPC latencies

LatencyMon shows small problems with increased DPC latencies when opening multiple browser tabs in Edge. When playing 4K video material, there are no further increased DPC latencies. These rose significantly only after we started Prime95. Moreover, the iGPU load when playing the 4K YouTube video was almost 25%.

Maximum latency when opening multiple browser tabs and playing 4K video
Maximum latency when opening multiple browser tabs and playing 4K video
Maximum latency after 10 seconds of Prime95
Maximum latency after 10 seconds of Prime95
Drivers ranked by longest execution time
Drivers ranked by longest execution time
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
3177.9 μs * ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

512 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
Empty M.2 slot
Empty M.2 slot

An NVMe SSD (M.2 2280) from Toshiba with a storage capacity of 512 GB serves as the system drive. The transfer rates of the SSD are excellent. Nevertheless, the laptop still offers a second M.2 2280 slot that can be occupied with an NVMe or SATA SSD. Moreover, we couldn't detect any performance drops in the transfer speeds under continuous load. Other configurations of the Omen 15 come with a 1 TB SSD out of the box. If you want to store many games, you should rather consider this device.

You can find further comparisons and benchmarks in our comparison table.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 3
CDM 3
CDM 5
CDM 5
CDM 6
CDM 6
CDI
CDI
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
Average Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
10%
-3%
-46%
21%
3%
-6%
Write 4K
120
189.6
58%
102
-15%
89.58
-25%
118.3
-1%
112.1
-7%
106 (35.1 - 133, n=7)
-12%
Read 4K
36.09
61.7
71%
41.39
15%
40.88
13%
43.73
21%
42.01
16%
42.7 (23.6 - 51.3, n=7)
18%
Write Seq
1778
1730
-3%
1649
-7%
517.9
-71%
2854
61%
1964
10%
1590 (1345 - 1897, n=7)
-11%
Read Seq
1362
1620
19%
1367
0%
538.7
-60%
2302
69%
2065
52%
1734 (1327 - 2202, n=7)
27%
Write 4K Q32T1
429.1
474.2
11%
379
-12%
304
-29%
418.5
-2%
318.2
-26%
350 (100 - 429, n=7)
-18%
Read 4K Q32T1
493.2
527.6
7%
401.2
-19%
329
-33%
517.1
5%
406.7
-18%
351 (62.7 - 493, n=7)
-29%
Write Seq Q32T1
2935.8
1795
-39%
3276
12%
529.3
-82%
3008
2%
2534
-14%
2850 (2698 - 2966, n=7)
-3%
Read Seq Q32T1
3226.6
1880
-42%
3417
6%
560.9
-83%
3568
11%
3438
7%
2881 (1073 - 3278, n=7)
-11%
Write 4K Q8T8
1536.2
1248 (960 - 1536, n=2)
-19%
Read 4K Q8T8
1489.6
1465 (1441 - 1490, n=2)
-2%
AS SSD
-37%
18%
-54%
30%
-4%
-14%
Copy Game MB/s
1666.93
1179.83
-29%
319.64
-81%
907.05
-46%
1330 (1055 - 1667, n=5)
-20%
Copy Program MB/s
832.89
568.04
-32%
283.84
-66%
392.55
-53%
564 (379 - 833, n=5)
-32%
Copy ISO MB/s
1913.35
1375.73
-28%
500.16
-74%
1417.66
-26%
2108 (1767 - 2625, n=5)
10%
Score Total
4364
2350
-46%
5175
19%
1198
-73%
5518
26%
4323
-1%
3445 (1300 - 4424, n=7)
-21%
Score Write
1825
1160
-36%
2657
46%
472
-74%
2327
28%
1901
4%
1493 (345 - 1835, n=7)
-18%
Score Read
1662
759
-54%
1657
0%
471
-72%
2114
27%
1619
-3%
1305 (667 - 1719, n=7)
-21%
Access Time Write *
0.039
0.128
-228%
0.031
21%
0.039
-0%
0.025
36%
0.032
18%
0.0581 (0.027 - 0.143, n=7)
-49%
Access Time Read *
0.079
0.062
22%
0.07
11%
0.073
8%
0.063
20%
0.084
-6%
0.0814 (0.059 - 0.122, n=7)
-3%
4K-64 Write
1471.46
837.71
-43%
2298.97
56%
335.72
-77%
1919.91
30%
1538.26
5%
1206 (200 - 1502, n=7)
-18%
4K-64 Read
1414.07
583.45
-59%
1375.94
-3%
380
-73%
1779.73
26%
1282.6
-9%
1030 (416 - 1414, n=7)
-27%
4K Write
97.18
158.96
64%
118.42
22%
87.28
-10%
156.09
61%
118.58
22%
110 (28.9 - 153, n=7)
13%
4K Read
42.46
56.31
33%
54.56
28%
38.93
-8%
61.42
45%
40.56
-4%
43.6 (22.3 - 52.7, n=7)
3%
Seq Write
2562
1637.14
-36%
2393.08
-7%
495
-81%
2513.46
-2%
2439.74
-5%
1771 (1137 - 2562, n=7)
-31%
Seq Read
2053
1196.64
-42%
2260.9
10%
524.4
-74%
2730.32
33%
2955.46
44%
2312 (1837 - 2772, n=7)
13%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-14% / -20%
8% / 10%
-50% / -51%
26% / 26%
-1% / -2%
-10% / -11%

* ... smaller is better

Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Sequential Read: 1549 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1608 MB/s
512K Read: 791.7 MB/s
512K Write: 879.5 MB/s
4K Read: 34.27 MB/s
4K Write: 107.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 503.5 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 422.2 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

The HP Omen 15 is equipped with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU that is responsible for 3D rendering. Thanks to Nvidia Optimus, it's possible to switch to the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU in 2D usage to save energy. As a dedicated graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti has its own VRAM consisting of 6 GB of GDDR6 memory. The HP Omen 15 can assert itself very well against the competition and even achieve the best values in some cases. 

You can find further comparisons and benchmarks in our GPU comparison table.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (18610 - 22670, n=24)
20096 Points ∼100% 0%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
20056 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
19924 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
18653 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=721)
14824 Points ∼74% -26%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Radeon RX 5300M, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
14437 Points ∼72% -28%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
13447 Points ∼67% -33%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
12447 Points ∼62% -38%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=257)
6035 Points ∼100% +5%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
5735 Points ∼95%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (5335 - 6123, n=22)
5653 Points ∼94% -1%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
5607 Points ∼93% -2%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
5130 Points ∼85% -11%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
3565 Points ∼59% -38%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Radeon RX 5300M, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
3539 Points ∼59% -38%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
3381 Points ∼56% -41%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
14922 Points ∼100% +1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (14186 - 16488, n=24)
14867 Points ∼100% +1%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
14746 Points ∼99%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
13870 Points ∼93% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=642)
12289 Points ∼82% -17%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Radeon RX 5300M, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
10550 Points ∼71% -28%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
9536 Points ∼64% -35%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
9311 Points ∼62% -37%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
101308 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
98035 Points ∼97% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (59839 - 104780, n=18)
94171 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=616)
72001 Points ∼71% -29%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
64543 Points ∼64% -36%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
63086 Points ∼62% -38%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
57365 Points ∼57% -43%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Radeon RX 5300M, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
55837 Points ∼55% -45%
3DMark 11 Performance
16523 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
119496 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
31686 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
12767 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
6478 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
4946 points
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Gaming performance

When it comes to gaming performance, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti delivers solid results, which are in line with our averages. Users who need more performance should look for a device with a GeForce RTX 2060 or GeForce RTX 2070. Both configurations are offered for the Omen 15. However, the latest games can also be played in the native resolution with our test device's configuration. 

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (51.6 - 65.1, n=21)
56.2 fps ∼100% +4%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
54.2 (42min) fps ∼96% 0%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
54.2 (46min - 63max) fps ∼96%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=416)
54 fps ∼96% 0%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
51.3 (47min - 56max) fps ∼91% -5%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
38.5 fps ∼69% -29%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX 5300M
38.3 (31min) fps ∼68% -29%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
37 fps ∼66% -32%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (93 - 120, n=17)
105 fps ∼100% +1%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
104 (92min - 111max) fps ∼99%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
101 (84min) fps ∼96% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (11.1 - 223, n=350)
94.9 fps ∼90% -9%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
94.5 (85min - 105max) fps ∼90% -9%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
67.2 fps ∼64% -35%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
62.2 fps ∼59% -40%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX 5300M
60 (48min) fps ∼57% -42%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
179 (160min - 196max) fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (148 - 200, n=14)
176 fps ∼98% -2%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
166.5 (156min - 175max) fps ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (20.9 - 332, n=223)
157 fps ∼88% -12%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX 5300M
122 (89min) fps ∼68% -32%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
118.4 fps ∼66% -34%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
109.6 fps ∼61% -39%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
257.5 (235min - 272max) fps ∼100% +1%
HP Omen 15-ek0456ng
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
256 (213min - 294max) fps ∼99%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
  (177 - 298, n=14)
254 fps ∼99% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (17 - 472, n=211)
222 fps ∼86% -13%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
187.9 fps ∼73% -27%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX 5300M
178 (129min) fps ∼69% -30%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
157.1 fps ∼61% -39%

Long gaming sessions aren't accompanied by a declining gaming performance as our The Witcher 3 stress test shows here.

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low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 309.5 277.4 258.1 137 fps
GTA V (2015) 164 133 71.8 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 256 179 104 54.2 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 143.5 126.8 119 113.6 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 232 166 97.8 87.4 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 133 81.4 59.9 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 85.7 77.8 67.1 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 124 97 90 85 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 292 144 114 97.4 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 106 88 85 76 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 129 72.5 54.9 43.1 fps

Emissions

Noise emissions

Gaming laptops often have a bad reputation when it comes to their volume. The HP Omen 15 is relatively quiet in idle usage, but at 32.4 dB(A), a constant low noise is present. The Omen 15 does not offer a fan-stop mode. Under load, however, the two fans turn up quite a bit and produce a clearly audible sound pressure level. We measure a maximum value of 51.9 dB(A). The relatively high-frequency fan noise makes the volume seem even slightly louder.

Noise Level

Idle
32.4 / 32.4 / 32.4 dB(A)
Load
32.5 / 51.9 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 27 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.632.429.228.233.12542.437.536.732.3403142.23735.234.140.34035.731.232.625.834.35031.827.130.427.134.56330.724.125.425.531.48030.925.621.720.737.61002823.420.718.528.412530.126.726.418.829.816029.825.526.51830.220031.122.62217.131.225032.922.421.816.232.731535.721.921.614.93540034.721.520.414.6365003520.720.214.835.463034.720.419.414.335.880037.321.521.214.337100040.222.322.11440.5125041.42322.413.941.2160040.422.823.414.140.3200043.323.323.314.143.225004319.619.414.642.6315042.517.817.514.642.6400040.116.315.814.740.4500036.119.319.414.835.8630034.616.31614.834.3800032.315.415.115.1321000027.415.815.415.227.41250026.415.715.316.426.1160002215.715.515.422.2SPL51.932.632.426.751.9N7.71.71.60.87.8median 34.7median 21.5median 20.4median 14.8median 35.4Delta5.12.82.40.75.2hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP Omen 15-ek0456ng

Temperature

The HP Omen 15 in the stress test
The HP Omen 15 in the stress test

The relatively slim design ensures that cooling under load is properly required to transport the heat generated out of the case. However, the 50-°C mark (~122 °F) is not exceeded since the warmest point at the bottom only reaches 48.4 °C (~119 °F). The remaining areas stay considerably cooler. You should still refrain from extended gaming sessions with the device on your lap, though, so that the cooling on the bottom isn't covered.

We checked the temperatures of the CPU and GPU during the stress test and found that the SoC heats up to 99 °C (~210 °F). Consequently, the SoC is scratching the thermal limit that the manufacturer's specifications allow. However, you shouldn't expect any failures here because the speed gets throttled before. At least the Core i5-10300H ran at an average of 3.37 GHz in this extreme scenario. Moreover, the GPU's measured temperature was 72 °C (~162 °F). The GPU clock frequency was also consistently above the base clock speed here.

Max. Load
 37.6 °C
100 F
39.8 °C
104 F
40.2 °C
104 F
 
 29 °C
84 F
40 °C
104 F
34.2 °C
94 F
 
 27.2 °C
81 F
26.8 °C
80 F
29.9 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 40.2 °C = 104 F
Average: 33.9 °C = 93 F
39.4 °C
103 F
42.6 °C
109 F
38.2 °C
101 F
39.1 °C
102 F
48.4 °C
119 F
32.3 °C
90 F
29.8 °C
86 F
29.4 °C
85 F
27.8 °C
82 F
Maximum: 48.4 °C = 119 F
Average: 36.3 °C = 97 F
Power Supply (max.)  53.5 °C = 128 F | Room Temperature 24.4 °C = 76 F | FIRT 550-Pocket