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HP Omen 15 Review: affordable entry-level gamer with decent battery life

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Andreas Osthoff (translated by Finn D. Boerne), 07/24/2019

Well balanced. Thanks to its Core i5-9300H CPU and GeForce GTX 1650 GPU the Omen 15 is capable of running all current games smoothly on its matte 15.6-inch FHD IPS display, and as a bonus it comes with an NVMe SSD and a decent battery life. If only the display was not so dim.

Omen is HP’s brand for 15.6 and 17.3-inch gaming notebooks, many of which we have already had in review in the past. Today’s Omen 15-dc1020ng is HP’s current 15.6-inch entry-level Omen device powered by a Core i5-9300H and a GeForce GTX 1650. A few weeks ago we had the more powerful Omen 15-dc1303ng SKU in review. Its main competitors are the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54, Asus TUF FX505DT, Dell G5 15 5590, and Asus ROG GA502DU.

Given the similarities between today’s review unit and the recently reviewed Omen 15 laptop we are not going to cover case, connectivity, input devices, and speakers in this review. Those interested in these aspects can find further information in our extensive Omen 15-dc0001ng review.

HP Omen 15-dc1020ng (Omen 15 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) - 4096 MB, Core: 1395-1560 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, GDDR5, 128-bit bus, Nvidia 431.36, Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2666, single-channel, two slots (one populated)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LGD05CE, IPS, 60 Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake HM370
Storage
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G, 512 GB 
, 446 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC295 @ Intel Cannon Point PCH - cAVS
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 0 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone jack, microphone jack, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Sensors: accelerometer, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 360 x 263 ( = 0.98 x 14.17 x 10.35 in)
Battery
52.5 Wh, 4550 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.55 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee Live Safe (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.317 kg ( = 81.73 oz / 5.11 pounds), Power Supply: 445 g ( = 15.7 oz / 0.98 pounds)
Price
979 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Size Comparison

363 mm / 14.3 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.2 kg4.76 lbs364.3 mm / 14.3 inch 273.4 mm / 10.8 inch 23.7 mm / 0.933 inch 2.7 kg5.91 lbs360.4 mm / 14.2 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 26.8 mm / 1.055 inch 2.2 kg4.92 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 263 mm / 10.4 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.3 kg5.11 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 263 mm / 10.4 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.4 kg5.25 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 20.4 mm / 0.803 inch 2.1 kg4.63 lbs

Connectivity Inconsistencies

Various retailers list our review model as G-Sync compatible, a claim that is further corroborated by HP’s maintenance manual according to which our particular SKU is supposed to support G-Sync on both internal and external displays. Imagine our surprise when we discovered that our review unit’s display did in fact not support G-Sync at all.

Another inconsistency surrounds the device’s Thunderbolt 3 support, which is listed on HP’s official spec sheet. However, we have to once again disagree. According to the icon next to the USB Type-C port it only supports USB 3.2 Gen 1 but not Thunderbolt 3. This information can also be found in the Omen’s user manual, according to which the USB Type-C supports charging devices such as smartphones with the notebook turned off and is supposed to carry a DisplayPort signal (which requires a separate not included dongle).

Thunderbolt 3 is not available
Thunderbolt 3 is not available
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Gaming
  (11.7 - 202, n=254)
91.6 MB/s ∼100% +14%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
80.5 MB/s ∼88%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78.4 MB/s ∼86% -3%
Dell G5 15 5590
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
19.1 MB/s ∼21% -76%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=252)
109 MB/s ∼100% +25%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87 MB/s ∼80%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.3 MB/s ∼78% -2%
Dell G5 15 5590
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
32.2 MB/s ∼30% -63%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
671 MBit/s ∼100% +4%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi
666 (min: 597, max: 686) MBit/s ∼99% +3%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
657 (min: 556, max: 690) MBit/s ∼98% +2%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
646 MBit/s ∼96%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 702, n=280)
605 MBit/s ∼90% -6%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
586 MBit/s ∼87% -9%
Asus ROG GA502DU
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
332 MBit/s ∼49% -49%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
684 MBit/s ∼100% +1%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
680 MBit/s ∼99%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
642 (min: 581, max: 693) MBit/s ∼94% -6%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
617 MBit/s ∼90% -9%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi
601 (min: 562, max: 639) MBit/s ∼88% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 749, n=280)
559 MBit/s ∼82% -18%
Asus ROG GA502DU
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
252 MBit/s ∼37% -63%
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Dell G5 15 5590 Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø657 (556-690)
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø666 (597-686)
Dell G5 15 5590 Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø642 (581-693)
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø601 (562-639)

Display

The Omen’s 15.6-inch display runs at a native resolution of 1920x1080. While its contrast ratio of 1,476:1 is quite decent, its maximum brightness of just 231.7 nits is anything but. In addition, the display was even dimmer on battery and topped out at no more than 216 nits. We expect a brightness of more than 300 nits. That said, not a single one of the devices in our test group managed to meet our expectations in this regard. At 76% brightness distribution was also very poor, and we would have expected much more.

While the high-end RTX 2070 Max-Q SKU featured a 144 Hz display our review unit was equipped with a 60 Hz panel. Accordingly, its response times were slower. On a positive note we would like to commend this display for its lack of PWM.

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Backlight bleeding
Backlight bleeding
263
cd/m²
248
cd/m²
255
cd/m²
214
cd/m²
251
cd/m²
216
cd/m²
216
cd/m²
222
cd/m²
200
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LGD05CE
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 263 cd/m² Average: 231.7 cd/m² Minimum: 20.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 76 %
Center on Battery: 216 cd/m²
Contrast: 1476:1 (Black: 0.17 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.2 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 4.8
ΔE Greyscale 4.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
57.4% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 36.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.32
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus ROG GA502DU
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell G5 15 5590
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus TUF FX505DY
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
64%
16%
10%
2%
-7%
-8%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 (21.2, 18.8)
14 (7, 7)
65%
30.4 (14, 16.4)
24%
34 (17.2, 16.8)
15%
42 (20.8, 21.2)
-5%
45 (22, 23)
-13%
44.8 (18.8, 26)
-12%
Response Time Black / White *
29.6 (17.2, 12.4)
11 (7, 4)
63%
27.6 (17.6, 10)
7%
28 (17.2, 10.8)
5%
26.8 (16, 10.8)
9%
30 (17, 13)
-1%
30.8 (17.6, 13.2)
-4%
PWM Frequency
21280 (34)
20830 (30)
Screen
21%
-8%
-5%
7%
-12%
-0%
Brightness middle
251
316
26%
286.2
14%
240.1
-4%
238
-5%
234
-7%
211.5
-16%
Brightness
232
295
27%
267
15%
231
0%
226
-3%
219
-6%
200
-14%
Brightness Distribution
76
84
11%
84
11%
85
12%
83
9%
82
8%
82
8%
Black Level *
0.17
0.42
-147%
0.33
-94%
0.34
-100%
0.27
-59%
0.17
-0%
0.23
-35%
Contrast
1476
752
-49%
867
-41%
706
-52%
881
-40%
1376
-7%
920
-38%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.2
2.7
56%
5.45
12%
4.2
32%
4.11
34%
8.6
-39%
3.92
37%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
18.6
5.65
70%
18.08
3%
17.8
4%
6.89
63%
17.49
6%
17.63
5%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.8
1.58
67%
4.47
7%
4.09
15%
3.76
22%
4.06
15%
4.16
13%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.2
2.35
44%
5.3
-26%
2.8
33%
1.78
58%
8.55
-104%
3.1
26%
Gamma
2.32 95%
2.41 91%
2.1 105%
2.2 100%
2.41 91%
3.02 73%
2.23 99%
CCT
7454 87%
6904 94%
7679 85%
6925 94%
6311 103%
7802 83%
6578 99%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36.5
60
64%
37.6
3%
38.4
5%
36
-1%
37
1%
38.1
4%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
57.4
93
62%
59.1
3%
60.4
5%
57
-1%
59
3%
60
5%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
43% / 28%
4% / -5%
3% / -2%
5% / 6%
-10% / -11%
-4% / -2%

* ... smaller is better

Out of the box we detected a DeltaE 2000 color deviation of 6.2. Ideally, you want this to be less than 3. The display also suffered from a very minor blue tint. We were able to improve upon both characteristics through calibration, and not only managed to lower DeltaE to 4.8 and all but eliminate the blue tint, but also improve upon grayscale balance. As it only managed to cover 36.5 and 57.4% of AdobeRGB and sRGB, respectively, neither of these is fully covered by this display.

As always, the resulting ICC profile can be found for download in the box above. Make sure that your device is equipped with the exact same panel as ours (manufacturer and model number) as OEMs are known to source their displays from various manufacturers even within a single series. Otherwise, you might end up decreasing instead of improving color accuracy.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN - grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - saturation (calibrated)
Omen vs. AdobeRGB
Omen vs. AdobeRGB
Omen vs. sRGB
Omen vs. sRGB

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
29.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.2 ms rise
↘ 12.4 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 71 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.2 ms rise
↘ 18.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.6 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 9250 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The panel is based on IPS technology and thus offers viewing angles wide enough to render the display usable and readable from all angles and positions. Due to its low maximum brightness the display was practically unusable outdoors.

HP Omen outdoors in bright daylight
HP Omen outdoors in bright daylight
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

HP’s Omen 15 is a 15.6-inch gaming notebook capable of running all current games smoothly on its internal display. Our particular review unit is the series’ entry-level SKU and starts at around $1,000. Other SKUs are also available.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon
 

Test Conditions

The Omen 15 comes with a software named “Omen Command Center” preloaded ex factory. In addition to monitoring the system and adjusting the keyboard backlight, this application also contains tuning and system optimization features. Two profiles are available, “Standard” and “Comfort”, and we ran all of our tests and benchmarks in “Standard”. According to the documentation the “Comfort” profile is supposed to decrease CPU and GPU core temperatures. We were, however, unable to detect any differences in performance between the two profiles on our particular review model. Keep in mind that the experience may differ on other SKUs.

Processor

Given its entry-level designation, our review united featured a quad-core i5 instead of a hexa-core Core i7 CPU. The Core i5-9300H is based on Intel’s Coffee Lake architecture, runs at a base clock speed of 2.4 GHz, and is capable of turbo-boosting up to 4 GHz on all four cores simultaneously or 4.1 GHz on a single core.

In the Cinebench R15 multi-thread test the CPU ran at 4 GHz for a short period of time before reducing its clock frequency to between 3 and 3.5 GHz. The single-thread tests were performed running at 4-4.1 GHz. When running on battery the clock speeds were reduced to 2.8 to 3 GHz (multi-thread) and 2.5 to 4 GHz (single-thread), respectively.

Multi-Thread (mains)
Multi-Thread (mains)
Single-Thread (mains)
Single-Thread (mains)
Multi-Thread (battery)
Multi-Thread (battery)
Single-Thread (battery)
Single-Thread (battery)

We run Cinebench R15 multi-thread in a 30-minute loop on each device in order to determine whether or not the CPU is capable of applying turbo boost for long periods of time. The scores dropped between the first and second iteration, but remained consistent afterwards. Turbo boost is applied throughout the test, albeit not at its full potential.

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HP Omen 15-dc1020ng Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø748 (730.55-769.02)
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73 AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Ø741 (732.32-778.15)
Asus ROG GA502DU AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Ø790 (787.28-796.5)
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2 Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø707 (700.72-757)
Dell G5 15 5590 Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1144 (1121.11-1191.01)
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1006 (997.68-1086.13)
CPU clock speeds during the CineBench R15 loop
CPU clock speeds during the CineBench R15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6539
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
24623
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6575
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
769 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
97.59 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
171 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Core i5-9300H
176 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (169 - 176, n=10)
173 Points ∼98% +1%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
171 Points ∼97% 0%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
171 Points ∼97%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
165 Points ∼94% -4%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
157 Points ∼89% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 212, n=528)
157 Points ∼89% -8%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
144 Points ∼82% -16%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
1191 Points ∼100% +55%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
1082 Points ∼91% +41%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2022, n=531)
833 Points ∼70% +8%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
805 Points ∼68% +5%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
799 Points ∼67% +4%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (717 - 850, n=10)
783 Points ∼66% +2%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
769 Points ∼65%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Core i5-9300H
757 Points ∼64% -2%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (6421 - 6677, n=5)
6561 Points ∼100% 0%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
6539 Points ∼100%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
6338 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (8.85 - 8872, n=428)
4843 Points ∼74% -26%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4770 Points ∼73% -27%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
34465 Points ∼100% +40%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
24623 Points ∼71%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (21798 - 25656, n=5)
24198 Points ∼70% -2%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
20687 Points ∼60% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (19.7 - 48808, n=428)
18343 Points ∼53% -26%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (340 - 509, n=52)
429 Points ∼100% +2%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
419 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (398 - 427, n=8)
415 Points ∼97% -1%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
403 Points ∼94% -4%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
386 Points ∼90% -8%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
340 Points ∼79% -19%
CPU (Multi Core)
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
2707 Points ∼100% +57%
Average of class Gaming
  (1530 - 4926, n=52)
2523 Points ∼93% +46%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
1825 Points ∼67% +6%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
1793 Points ∼66% +4%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (1530 - 1877, n=8)
1726 Points ∼64% 0%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
1723 Points ∼64%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
21920 Points ∼100% +44%
Average of class Gaming
  (9307 - 27774, n=78)
16201 Points ∼74% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (14195 - 16101, n=4)
15338 Points ∼70% +1%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
15170 Points ∼69%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
3868 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (3596 - 4109, n=4)
3854 Points ∼100% +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2926 - 4825, n=78)
3706 Points ∼96% 0%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
3700 Points ∼96%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
20450 Points ∼100% +32%
Average of class Gaming
  (4116 - 32070, n=62)
18734 Points ∼92% +21%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H (Dual-Channel-Modus)
17684 Points ∼86% +14%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (14853 - 17684, n=7)
16246 Points ∼79% +5%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
15458 Points ∼76%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
11396 Points ∼56% -26%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H (Dual-Channel-Modus)
5089 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (4704 - 5089, n=7)
4898 Points ∼96% +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (2131 - 6030, n=62)
4795 Points ∼94% +1%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
4744 Points ∼93%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
4723 Points ∼93% 0%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
3898 Points ∼77% -18%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Gaming
  (753 - 7545, n=202)
1201 ms * ∼100% -9%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
1161.5 ms * ∼97% -5%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (1079 - 1349, n=8)
1138 ms * ∼95% -3%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 44)
1136.7 ms * ∼95% -3%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H (Edge 44)
1106.9 ms * ∼92%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
846.8 ms * ∼71% +23%
Octane V2 - Total Score
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
37088 Points ∼100% +8%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H (Edge 44)
34350 Points ∼93%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 44)
33522 Points ∼90% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (12288 - 49518, n=198)
33511 Points ∼90% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (22225 - 34957, n=7)
32344 Points ∼87% -6%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
30675 Points ∼83% -11%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
30577 Points ∼82% -11%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Gaming
  (51.6 - 333, n=201)
250 Points ∼100% +5%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 44)
243.82 Points ∼98% +2%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H (Edge 44)
238.87 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (150 - 254, n=7)
231 Points ∼92% -3%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
218.98 Points ∼88% -8%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
218.05 Points ∼87% -9%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
213.05 Points ∼85% -11%

* ... smaller is better

Lowering TDP in BIOS

The Omen’s BIOS setup contains a so-called “CPU Power Setting” feature which allows customization of the CPU’s TDP. Out of the box this option is set to “Default”, which means the CPU operates with the settings and within the thermal limits preconfigured by HP. After lowering the configurable TDP to 20 W and running some of our benchmarks anew, we noticed reduced clock speeds of 2 GHz and 3 to 3.7 GHz in Cinebench R15 resulting in 432 and 154 points in multi and single, respectively. According to our tests this setting had no tangible effect on real-world battery life.

System Performance

The Omen is certainly more than powerful enough for everyday use thanks to its powerful CPU, a fast NVMe SSD, and a solid mid-range GPU thanks to which it is capable of running all current games smoothly on its internal display. Unsurprisingly, its PC Mark benchmark results were decent as well. A slight boost may be possible by adding a second RAM module, thereby enabling dual-channel mode. By default, the Omen 15 comes equipped with a single memory module and thus a single-channel mode RAM configuration.

Single memory module resulting in single-channel mode
Single memory module resulting in single-channel mode
PCMark 7 Score
6369 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3691 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3609 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5107 points
Help
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
6631 Points ∼100% +31%
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11191, n=220)
6367 Points ∼96% +26%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
6252 Points ∼94% +24%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5282 Points ∼80% +5%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H (Dual-Channel-Modus)
5182 Points ∼78% +3%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5178 Points ∼78% +3%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5044 Points ∼76%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (4717 - 5182, n=8)
5021 Points ∼76% 0%
Asus ROG GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4682 Points ∼71% -7%
Productivity
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H (Dual-Channel-Modus)
7809 Points ∼100% +8%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
7328 Points ∼94% +1%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7310 Points ∼94% +1%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
7261 Points ∼93%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 8968, n=221)
7179 Points ∼92% -1%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (5633 - 7809, n=8)
6986 Points ∼89% -4%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
6808 Points ∼87% -6%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6518 Points ∼83% -10%
Asus ROG GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6305 Points ∼81% -13%
Essentials
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
9859 Points ∼100% +15%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H (Dual-Channel-Modus)
9161 Points ∼93% +7%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8819 Points ∼89% +3%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (8108 - 9161, n=8)
8670 Points ∼88% +1%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
8575 Points ∼87%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 10668, n=222)
8520 Points ∼86% -1%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8355 Points ∼85% -3%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
8308 Points ∼84% -3%
Asus ROG GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7424 Points ∼75% -13%
Score
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5609 Points ∼100% +15%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7171, n=224)
5225 Points ∼93% +7%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H (Dual-Channel-Modus)
5150 Points ∼92% +6%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
5069 Points ∼90% +4%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4973 Points ∼89% +2%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
4873 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (4400 - 5150, n=8)
4817 Points ∼86% -1%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4732 Points ∼84% -3%
Asus ROG GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4322 Points ∼77% -11%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5857 Points ∼100% +15%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
5291 Points ∼90% +4%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5107 Points ∼87%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6515, n=403)
5041 Points ∼86% -1%
Asus ROG GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4956 Points ∼85% -3%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (4556 - 5107, n=5)
4953 Points ∼85% -3%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4701 Points ∼80% -8%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5077 Points ∼100% +38%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=420)
4259 Points ∼84% +15%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
4165 Points ∼82% +13%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3917 Points ∼77% +6%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
3691 Points ∼73%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (3416 - 3848, n=5)
3666 Points ∼72% -1%
Asus ROG GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3642 Points ∼72% -1%

Storage Devices

HP’s entry-level gaming notebook is equipped with a 512 GB M.2-2280 Western Digital NVMe SSD. Around 446 GB are user accessible out of the box, the rest is taken up by the Windows installation and the recovery partition. The SSD performed admirably and offered very fast transfer rates and short loading times in games. Thanks to their PCIe bus support NVMe SSDs tend to offer a much better performance than SATA III SSDs that top out at around 600 MB/s.

Should you run out of storage space on the internal M.2 SSD you can add a secondary 2.5-inch disk drive. The mounting frame required to do so is included.

NVMe SSD
NVMe SSD
Additional 2.5-inch hard drive bay
Additional 2.5-inch hard drive bay
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
Sequential Read: 1917 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1747 MB/s
512K Read: 1358 MB/s
512K Write: 1058 MB/s
4K Read: 30.23 MB/s
4K Write: 140.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 589 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 508.2 MB/s
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Asus ROG GA502DU
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Dell G5 15 5590
KBG30ZMS128G
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Average WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-21%
-26%
-23%
-64%
-14%
12%
Write 4K
112.1
137.5
23%
132.2
18%
109.1
-3%
64.27
-43%
50.19
-55%
157 (112 - 197, n=3)
40%
Read 4K
42.01
56.96
36%
55.5
32%
42.05
0%
29.3
-30%
35.32
-16%
45.7 (42 - 51.3, n=3)
9%
Write Seq
1964
983.8
-50%
986.2
-50%
1457
-26%
131.1
-93%
990.6
-50%
2040 (1715 - 2441, n=3)
4%
Read Seq
2065
1564
-24%
1318
-36%
1421
-31%
775.8
-62%
1526
-26%
2094 (1753 - 2464, n=3)
1%
Write 4K Q32T1
318.2
237.4
-25%
220.3
-31%
287.8
-10%
96.78
-70%
445.1
40%
382 (318 - 429, n=3)
20%
Read 4K Q32T1
406.7
340.7
-16%
315.5
-22%
317.9
-22%
198.6
-51%
526.2
29%
490 (407 - 542, n=3)
20%
Write Seq Q32T1
2534
958.8
-62%
986.6
-61%
1455
-43%
127.8
-95%
1647
-35%
2525 (2519 - 2534, n=3)
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
3438
1732
-50%
1416
-59%
1739
-49%
1044
-70%
3427
0%
3456 (3438 - 3481, n=3)
1%

GPU Performance

The Omen 15 is equipped with a dedicated GeForce GTX 1650, a mid-range GPU based on Nvidia’s Turing architecture. Unlike its better equipped RTX 2000 series Turing GPUs, the GTX 1650 lacks the Raytracing and Tensor cores. Optimus is supported, and the Omen 15 is capable of on-the-fly on-demand switching between the GTX 1650 and the integrated UHD Graphics 630.

Nvidia’s GTX 1650 supports DirectX 12 and runs at a base clock speed of 1,395 MHz with a turbo boost of up to 1,560 MHz. As long as the GPU remains below a preconfigured temperature and/or energy threshold, it can run even faster, and we measured a short peak of up to 1,935 MHz. In "Witcher 3", the GPU ran with an average clock speed of 1,700 MHz. It has access to 4 GHz of fast GDDR5 video ram.

It performed as expected in 3DMark. As the successor to the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti it had no problems outperforming both. Enabling dual-channel mode by adding a second RAM module resulted in increased 3DMark scores, however, it had no effect on graphics but rather physics performance. On battery, the Omen 15 offered around 80% of its GPU performance on mains.

Sky Diver
Sky Diver
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
Sky Diver (dual-channel mode)
Sky Diver (dual-channel mode)
Fire Strike (dual-channel mode)
Fire Strike (dual-channel mode)
Time Spy (dual-channel mode)
Time Spy (dual-channel mode)
3D Mark 11 (single-channel mode)
3D Mark 11 (single-channel mode)
3D Mark 11 (dual-channel mode)
3D Mark 11 (dual-channel mode)
3D Mark 11 (single-channel mode, battery)
3D Mark 11 (single-channel mode, battery)
3DMark 06 Standard
32694 points
3DMark 11 Performance
11257 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
71342 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
22167 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
8075 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
3573 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell G5 15 5590
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
20196 Points ∼100% +50%
Asus ROG GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
17170 Points ∼85% +28%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
14723 Points ∼73% +9%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
13575 Points ∼67% +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=630)
13569 Points ∼67% +1%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H (Dual-Channel-Modus)
13512 Points ∼67% 0%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
13447 Points ∼67%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (12388 - 13575, n=17)
13210 Points ∼65% -2%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
13125 Points ∼65% -2%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
9466 Points ∼47% -30%
MSI GF75 8RD-001
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
8741 Points ∼43% -35%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
8181 Points ∼41% -39%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Dell G5 15 5590
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
5977 Points ∼100% +68%
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=166)
5721 Points ∼96% +60%
Asus ROG GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4867 Points ∼81% +37%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
3568 Points ∼60% 0%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
3565 Points ∼60%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H (Dual-Channel-Modus)
3547 Points ∼59% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (3353 - 3700, n=16)
3508 Points ∼59% -2%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
2536 Points ∼42% -29%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
1790 Points ∼30% -50%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Dell G5 15 5590
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
15415 Points ∼100% +62%
Asus ROG GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
13355 Points ∼87% +40%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
11563 Points ∼75% +21%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=555)
11460 Points ∼74% +20%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
9536 Points ∼62%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H (Dual-Channel-Modus)
9534 Points ∼62% 0%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
9428 Points ∼61% -1%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
9292 Points ∼60% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (8532 - 9536, n=17)
9264 Points ∼60% -3%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
7791 Points ∼51% -18%
MSI GF75 8RD-001
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
7324 Points ∼48% -23%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
6327 Points ∼41% -34%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Dell G5 15 5590
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
95292 Points ∼100% +66%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
72026 Points ∼76% +26%
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=536)
67862 Points ∼71% +18%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
57365 Points ∼60%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (38016 - 61286, n=12)
54186 Points ∼57% -6%
MSI GF75 8RD-001
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
50801 Points ∼53% -11%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
49314 Points ∼52% -14%
Asus ROG GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
44557 Points ∼47% -22%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
40948 Points ∼43% -29%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
35511 Points ∼37% -38%

Gaming Performance

The particular combination of CPU and GPU was capable of running all games in our database smoothly on the Omen 15, most commonly in FHD resolution and with medium to high details. Some games even allowed for more. Resolutions higher than FHD, which would require an external display, can catch the GPU off guard and require reduced details. Less demanding games, such as "FIFA 19" or "Rocket League", will run just fine, though.

We were able to improve upon frame rates by adding a second memory module and enabling dual-channel mode. The individual level of improvement depended on game, resolution, and level of details. We benchmarked some games in both single and dual-channel mode, and the results can be found in the charts below.

BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
136.9 fps ∼100% +56%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
115.81 fps ∼85% +32%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
102.3 fps ∼75% +17%
Average of class Gaming
  (9.7 - 266, n=351)
98.3 fps ∼72% +12%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) (Dual-Channel-Modus)
90.8 fps ∼66% +4%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
87.7 fps ∼64%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (68.5 - 90.8, n=12)
82.1 fps ∼60% -6%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
73.9 fps ∼54% -16%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
53.1 fps ∼39% -39%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
105.2 fps ∼100% +69%
Average of class Gaming
  (11.1 - 194, n=278)
87.7 fps ∼83% +41%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
83.9 fps ∼80% +35%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
62.7 fps ∼60% +1%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
62.2 fps ∼59%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (57.3 - 67.6, n=14)
62 fps ∼59% 0%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
61.1 (min: 51) fps ∼58% -2%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
38.5 fps ∼37% -38%
Far Cry New Dawn - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
72 fps ∼100% +53%
Average of class Gaming
  (14 - 108, n=34)
68.7 fps ∼95% +46%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) (Dual-Channel-Modus)
55 fps ∼76% +17%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
53 (min: 37) fps ∼74% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (40 - 56, n=6)
49.8 fps ∼69% +6%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
47 fps ∼65%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) (Dual-Channel-Modus)
64.7 fps ∼100% +18%
Average of class Gaming
  (17.2 - 92.5, n=33)
64 fps ∼99% +16%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
55 fps ∼85%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (44.5 - 64.7, n=4)
54.6 fps ∼84% -1%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
105.8 (min: 93.9) fps ∼100% +29%
Average of class Gaming
  (14 - 125, n=30)
91.7 fps ∼87% +12%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) (Dual-Channel-Modus)
89.9 fps ∼85% +10%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
82 (min: 70.2) fps ∼78%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (58.5 - 89.9, n=5)
74.5 fps ∼70% -9%

In order to determine a notebook’s long-term gaming capabilities we run Witcher 3 in a 60-minute loop in FHD with maximum details. The player remains stationary throughout the entire test. We found no evidence of sudden and unexpected frame rate drops.

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