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HP Omen 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Mark Riege), 12/11/2018

Compact gaming racer. The Omen 15 brings all the current computer games smoothly to the matte Full HD display. Hewlett-Packard uses a very responsive 144-Hz IPS panel here, and the rest of the equipment is also all right: NVMe SSD, 32 GB of working memory, Thunderbolt 3.

The Omen 15 is not unknown to us. A few months ago we tested an entry-level model of the series with the Omen 15-dc0001ng, which is currently available for about 950 Euros (~$1084). With the Omen 15-dc0015ng, we now have the current top model of the Omen-15 series. You have to pay almost 2100 Euros (~$2396; for example ~$1600 in the US without the HDD) for this laptop, but the computer is correspondingly well-equipped with a Core i7-8750H processor, GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU, 32 GB of working memory, NVMe SSD, HDD, and Thunderbolt 3. The competitors include devices like the MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator, the Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS, the Schenker XMG Neo 15, the Razer Blade 15, and the MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008.

Since both Omen models have an identical build, we will not discuss the case, equipment, input-devices, and speakers again, but you can find the corresponding information in the Omen 15-dc0001ng review.

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HP Omen 15-dc0015ng (Omen Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 1215-1379 MHz, Memory: 2002 MHz, GDDR5, 256-bit connection, Nvidia 417.01, no Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-2666, dual channel, two slots (both occupied)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LG Philips LGD05C0, IPS, 144 Hz, Nvidia G-Sync, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake HM370
Storage
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G, 512 GB 
, + HGST HTS721010A9E630, 1433 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC295 @ Intel Cannon Lake PCH
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 2 DVI, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo port, microphone input, Card Reader: SDXC, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n/ac), 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
70.07 Wh, 4550 mAh Lithium-Ion, 15.4 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.52 kg ( = 88.89 oz / 5.56 pounds), Power Supply: 652 g ( = 23 oz / 1.44 pounds)
Price
2099 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Size Comparison

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Gaming
  (11.7 - 202, n=205)
90.1 MB/s ∼100% +14%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
79.1 MB/s ∼88%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78 MB/s ∼87% -1%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26 MB/s ∼29% -67%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
25 MB/s ∼28% -68%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=203)
109 MB/s ∼100% +27%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87 MB/s ∼80% +1%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86 MB/s ∼79%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
32 MB/s ∼29% -63%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
32 MB/s ∼29% -63%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker XMG Neo 15
Killer Wireless-AC 1550 Wireless Network Adapter
694 MBit/s ∼100% +7%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
691 MBit/s ∼100% +6%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
690 MBit/s ∼99% +6%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
683 MBit/s ∼98% +5%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
682 MBit/s ∼98% +5%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
650 (min: 569, max: 693) MBit/s ∼94%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 702, n=182)
595 MBit/s ∼86% -8%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
585 (min: 484, max: 680) MBit/s ∼84% -10%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
693 MBit/s ∼100% +7%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
692 MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
Killer Wireless-AC 1550 Wireless Network Adapter
665 MBit/s ∼96% +2%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
650 (min: 605, max: 668) MBit/s ∼94%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
643 MBit/s ∼93% -1%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
642 MBit/s ∼93% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 721, n=182)
535 MBit/s ∼77% -18%
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HP Omen 15-dc0015ng Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø649 (569-693)
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø630 (484-680)
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø650 (605-668)

Maintenance

The Omen does not offer a maintenance cover. In order to access the insides, you have to remove the bottom of the case. While the case bottom of the sibling model we tested previously was so incredibly tight that we were unable to take it off, our current test unit shows some significant improvement. After we removed all the screws from bottom of the case, we were able to take off the case cover. To do this, we recommend starting at the level of the touchpad, where the plastic clips are not too tight and can be loosened by slightly bending the top of the base unit. The rest of the clips can then be unclipped using a prying tool such as a spatula. 

Display - Responsive IPS model

The Omen is equipped with a matte 15.6-inch display that has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The brightness (283.4 cd/m²) and the contrast (511:1) turn out too low for a notebook of this price class. While the displays of many competitors in our comparison field have a maximum brightness that is even lower, they all offer a higher contrast. In general, we consider values above 300 cd/m² and 1000:1 to be good. It is positive that the display does not show PWM flickering at any time.

The 144-Hz panel supports Nvidia's G-Sync technology. This dynamically adjusts the frame rates of the display and GPU, which is supposed to create a smooth viewing experience particularly in computer games. According to the maintenance manual, G-Sync is also available for external monitors.

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Light halos
Light halos

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274
cd/m²
279
cd/m²
307
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
317
cd/m²
300
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 317 cd/m² Average: 283.4 cd/m² Minimum: 15.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 76 %
Center on Battery: 317 cd/m²
Contrast: 511:1 (Black: 0.62 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.83 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 2 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
93% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 60% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.28
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Schenker XMG Neo 15
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
TN, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
-187%
3%
33%
6%
10%
-44%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
17 (9, 8)
47.2 (23.6, 23.6)
-178%
16 (9, 7)
6%
7.4 (3.8, 3.6)
56%
13.6 (7.6, 6)
20%
16 (8.4, 7.6)
6%
24.4 (14.4, 10)
-44%
Response Time Black / White *
11 (7, 4)
32.4 (18, 14.4)
-195%
11 (7, 4)
-0%
10 (4.4, 5.6)
9%
12 (7.6, 4.4)
-9%
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
13%
15.8 (13.8, 2)
-44%
PWM Frequency
200 (99)
25510 (19)
Screen
-14%
14%
20%
22%
17%
-6%
Brightness middle
317
275
-13%
235
-26%
294
-7%
304.3
-4%
325
3%
292
-8%
Brightness
283
254
-10%
235
-17%
275
-3%
293
4%
303
7%
258
-9%
Brightness Distribution
76
90
18%
85
12%
84
11%
80
5%
90
18%
81
7%
Black Level *
0.62
0.27
56%
0.22
65%
0.24
61%
0.38
39%
0.33
47%
0.23
63%
Contrast
511
1019
99%
1068
109%
1225
140%
801
57%
985
93%
1270
149%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.83
4.62
-63%
2.82
-0%
2.57
9%
1.79
37%
2.69
5%
5.82
-106%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.78
8.05
-39%
4.82
17%
4.88
16%
3.69
36%
4.91
15%
9.05
-57%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2
4.31
-116%
2.32
-16%
2.41
-21%
1.1
45%
2.34
-17%
4.61
-131%
Gamma
2.28 96%
2.49 88%
2.49 88%
2.5 88%
2.27 97%
2.38 92%
2.65 83%
CCT
6493 100%
7000 93%
6310 103%
6370 102%
6665 98%
6872 95%
6950 94%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
60
38
-37%
59
-2%
59
-2%
59.8
0%
60
0%
76
27%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
93
59
-37%
92
-1%
91
-2%
92.8
0%
94
1%
100
8%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.59
4.88
2.14
1.27
2.82
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-101% / -43%
9% / 12%
27% / 22%
14% / 19%
14% / 16%
-25% / -12%

* ... smaller is better

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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9152 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The display offers a fairly good color reproduction already in the state of delivery. With a DeltaE-2000 color deviation of 2.83, the display is within the ideal range (DeltaE smaller than 3). It does not suffer from a blue tint. The display is unable to reproduce the AdobeRGB and sRGB color spaces, with the coverage rates lying at 60% (AdobeRGB) and 93% (sRGB).

The color reproduction of the display can be improved with the provided color profile. However, you have to make sure that you have the same display model (manufacturer and model number) as our test unit, otherwise the color reproduction can become worse instead of improving. Often displays from different manufacturers can be used within the same notebook model series. 

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

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. » 7 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.7 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 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 7 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

HP has equipped the Omen with an IPS panel with stable viewing angles, so that the display can be read from any position. The display brightness is sufficient for indoor usage. Outdoors, you can only read the display if the sun is not too bright.

The Omen outdoors (in bright sunlight)
The Omen outdoors (in bright sunlight)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Sufficient for the next few years

With the Omen 15, HP offers a gaming notebook in the 15.6-inch format that can bring all the current computer games to the screen smoothly. While you have to pay about 2100 Euros (~$2396) for our test unit, other equipment configurations are available, with the prices starting at about 900 Euros (~$1027).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon
Intel XTU

Processor

HP has equipped the Omen with an Intel Core i7-8750H hexa-core processor, which is a model based on the Coffee Lake architecture. Since the performance per MHz remained unchanged compared to Kaby Lake, the additional cores and the higher clock speeds are responsible for the additional performance.

The processor operates at a basic clock speed of 2.2 GHz, which can be increased via Turbo to 3.9 GHz (six cores), 4 GHz (four cores), and 4.1 GHz (one/two cores), respectively. The Core i7 has a TDP of 45 watts. Hewlett-Packard allows a short-term increase of the TDP up to 78 watts.

In the multithread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks, the processor runs for a few seconds at 3.5 to 4.1 GHz, but then the clock speed drops to 2.8 - 2.9 GHz. It runs through the single-thread tests at 3.9 - 4.1 GHz in mains operation. During battery operation, the CPU runs at 2.2 GHz (multithread) and 2.2 - 2.9 GHz (single-thread).

Single-thread (mains operation)
Single-thread (mains operation)
Multithread (mains operation)
Multithread (mains operation)
Single-thread (battery operation)
Single-thread (battery operation)
Multithread (battery operation)
Multithread (battery operation)

We check whether Turbo is used continuously during mains operation by running the multithread test of Cinebench R15 in a continuous loop for about 30 minutes. Between the first and second run, the results drop slightly and then remain on a constant level. The Turbo is used.

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HP Omen 15-dc0015ng Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø983 (970.71-1067.24)
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng Intel Core i5-8300H, Intel Core i5-8300H: Ø796 (778-805.1)
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø993 (983.33-1046.24)
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1004 (937.73-1119.73)
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060 Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø924 (911.97-1007.8)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1104 (1087.93-1138.69)
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008 Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1024 (1006.34-1167)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
11042
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
31360
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6473
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
75.16 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
11.77 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.92 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
115.36 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1067 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
169 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
Intel Core i7-8750H
176 Points ∼100% +4%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
Intel Core i7-8750H
175 Points ∼99% +4%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Intel Core i7-8750H
175 Points ∼99% +4%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
Intel Core i5-8300H
173 Points ∼98% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (163 - 177, n=54)
173 Points ∼98% +2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
172 Points ∼98% +2%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
169 Points ∼96%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
Intel Core i7-8750H
166 Points ∼94% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (79 - 209, n=423)
152 Points ∼86% -10%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
Intel Core i7-8750H
1167 Points ∼100% +9%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
1154 Points ∼99% +8%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
Intel Core i7-8750H
1120 Points ∼96% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (863 - 1251, n=57)
1109 Points ∼95% +4%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Intel Core i7-8750H
1100 Points ∼94% +3%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
1067 Points ∼91%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
Intel Core i7-8750H
915 Points ∼78% -14%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
Intel Core i5-8300H
805 Points ∼69% -25%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 1865, n=424)
751 Points ∼64% -30%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
Intel Core i7-8750H
1.99 Points ∼100% +4%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Intel Core i7-8750H
1.99 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (1.89 - 2, n=34)
1.965 Points ∼99% +2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
1.96 Points ∼98% +2%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
Intel Core i5-8300H
1.94 Points ∼97% +1%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
1.92 Points ∼96%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
Intel Core i7-8750H
1.89 Points ∼95% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.71 - 2.38, n=408)
1.68 Points ∼84% -12%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker XMG Neo 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
12.89 Points ∼100% +10%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
Intel Core i7-8750H
12.7 Points ∼99% +8%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
Intel Core i7-8750H
12.44 Points ∼97% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (9.54 - 13.5, n=35)
12.3 Points ∼95% +5%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
11.77 Points ∼91%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Intel Core i7-8750H
11.43 Points ∼89% -3%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
Intel Core i5-8300H
8.68 Points ∼67% -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.13 - 21.2, n=509)
7.28 Points ∼56% -38%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (6292 - 6643, n=14)
6486 Points ∼100% 0%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
6473 Points ∼100%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Intel Core i7-8750H
6440 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (8.85 - 8872, n=401)
4729 Points ∼73% -27%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (29952 - 35307, n=14)
33098 Points ∼100% +6%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
31360 Points ∼95%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Intel Core i7-8750H
31213 Points ∼94% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (19.7 - 48808, n=401)
17462 Points ∼53% -44%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
22587 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (21215 - 22650, n=4)
22231 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (9307 - 24317, n=56)
14433 Points ∼64% -36%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
4144 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (3955 - 4144, n=4)
4041 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (2926 - 4698, n=56)
3570 Points ∼86% -14%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
21175 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (19159 - 21175, n=4)
20475 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (8085 - 21175, n=25)
14247 Points ∼67% -33%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
4997 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (4854 - 4997, n=4)
4924 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (3387 - 4997, n=25)
4395 Points ∼88% -12%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
22614 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (17709 - 22614, n=6)
21046 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (4116 - 32070, n=25)
17714 Points ∼78% -22%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Intel Core i7-8750H
17709 Points ∼78% -22%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
5126 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (4669 - 5126, n=6)
4992 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (2131 - 6030, n=25)
4678 Points ∼91% -9%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Intel Core i7-8750H
4669 Points ∼91% -9%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Gaming
  (753 - 7545, n=130)
1256 ms * ∼100% -14%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Intel Core i7-8750H (EDGE: 42.17134.1.0)
1173.7 ms * ∼93% -7%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 44)
1100 ms * ∼88%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (695 - 1272, n=27)
1100 ms * ∼88% -0%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
1088.4 ms * ∼87% +1%
Octane V2 - Total Score
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 44)
35283 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
34795 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (28630 - 44549, n=25)
34353 Points ∼97% -3%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Intel Core i7-8750H (EDGE: 42.17134.1.0)
33963 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (12288 - 49518, n=125)
32568 Points ∼92% -8%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
259.17 Points ∼100% +7%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Intel Core i7-8750H (EDGE: 42.17134.1.0)
249.83 Points ∼96% +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (51.6 - 333, n=130)
248 Points ∼96% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (205 - 299, n=28)
246 Points ∼95% +2%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 44)
241.85 Points ∼93%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The Omen does not lack in system performance. This is confirmed by the very good results in the CPU, GPU, and PCMark benchmarks. But anything else would have been a surprise. After all, the notebook contains very powerful hardware. The hexa-core processor offers sufficient reserves for the next few years, and the dedicated graphics core enables playing computer games. We did not encounter any problems.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 7 Score
7168 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5130 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
5908 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5818 points
Help
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
7303 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
  (5793 - 7303, n=9)
6468 Points ∼89% -11%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6355 Points ∼87% -13%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 1TB
6200 Points ∼85% -15%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5970 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 9940, n=119)
5874 Points ∼80% -20%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
5793 Points ∼79% -21%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV128G
4980 Points ∼68% -32%
Productivity
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
7532 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7390 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
  (7032 - 7793, n=9)
7324 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7162 Points ∼95% -5%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
7065 Points ∼94% -6%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 1TB
7030 Points ∼93% -7%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV128G
7030 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 8968, n=120)
6961 Points ∼92% -8%
Essentials
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
9270 Points ∼100%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8770 Points ∼95% -5%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 1TB
8712 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
  (6838 - 9270, n=9)
8199 Points ∼88% -12%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV128G
8085 Points ∼87% -13%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8051 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 10668, n=121)
7994 Points ∼86% -14%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
7853 Points ∼85% -15%
Score
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
5728 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
  (4910 - 5728, n=9)
5223 Points ∼91% -9%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 1TB
5191 Points ∼91% -9%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5184 Points ∼91% -9%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5170 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 6959, n=122)
4944 Points ∼86% -14%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
4910 Points ∼86% -14%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV128G
4707 Points ∼82% -18%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
5818 Points ∼100%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5706 Points ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5705 Points ∼98% -2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 1TB
5669 Points ∼97% -3%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
5651 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
  (5323 - 5818, n=10)
5628 Points ∼97% -3%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV128G
5362 Points ∼92% -8%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
5210 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6515, n=317)
4931 Points ∼85% -15%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
5130 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4650 Points ∼91% -9%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4620 Points ∼90% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
  (4393 - 5130, n=10)
4599 Points ∼90% -10%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 Pro 1TB
4585 Points ∼89% -11%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
4446 Points ∼87% -13%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
4271 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=335)
4222 Points ∼82% -18%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV128G
4109 Points ∼80% -20%

Storage Solution

An NVMe SSD from Toshiba serves as the system drive. This is an M.2-2280 model that has a total capacity of 512 GB. In the state of delivery, about 433 GB of this is freely usable. The SSD delivers outstanding transfer rates. NVMe SSDs are connected via PCI Express 3.0 x4, which enables significantly higher transfer rates than a connection via SATA III. 

In addition to the SSD, the notebook also contains a 1-TB hard-drive (2.5-in, 7200 rpm), which serves as data storage. Please note that if you want to exchange the HDD for a higher-capacity model, you need to be aware that the recovery partition of the notebook is stored on the HDD.

An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive.
An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive.
Thanks to a 1-TB HDD, there is no lack of storage space.
Thanks to a 1-TB HDD, there is no lack of storage space.
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
Sequential Read: 1407 MB/s
Sequential Write: 523.9 MB/s
512K Read: 643.4 MB/s
512K Write: 523.9 MB/s
4K Read: 13.6 MB/s
4K Write: 112.9 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 598.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 522.5 MB/s
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
Toshiba KBG30ZMV128G
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Schenker XMG Neo 15
Samsung SSD 970 Pro 1TB
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
Average Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-37%
27%
48%
75%
97%
-25%
23%
Write 4K
87.51
77.11
-12%
89.19
2%
98.17
12%
97.93
12%
100.5
15%
66.42
-24%
109 (79.1 - 149, n=8)
25%
Read 4K
16.08
29.51
84%
34.36
114%
39.43
145%
41.32
157%
48.64
202%
29.59
84%
32.4 (16.1 - 42.9, n=8)
101%
Write Seq
614.2
130.9
-79%
949.4
55%
1386
126%
1594
160%
1456
137%
477.9
-22%
565 (250 - 1119, n=8)
-8%
Read Seq
1341
856.9
-36%
898.9
-33%
1100
-18%
1353
1%
1278
-5%
514.8
-62%
1433 (276 - 2335, n=8)
7%
Write 4K Q32T1
307.9
104.1
-66%
371.4
21%
270.3
-12%
305.6
-1%
298.1
-3%
180.2
-41%
393 (266 - 518, n=8)
28%
Read 4K Q32T1
358.4
195.8
-45%
399
11%
340.3
-5%
354.1
-1%
348.7
-3%
199.5
-44%
447 (258 - 773, n=8)
25%
Write Seq Q32T1
525.2
130.8
-75%
1035.1
97%
1454
177%
2033
287%
2742
422%
497.6
-5%
600 (459 - 1131, n=8)
14%
Read Seq Q32T1
3077
1096
-64%
1603.3
-48%
1681
-45%
2543
-17%
3389
10%
546.5
-82%
2844 (1783 - 3141, n=8)
-8%
Write 4K Q8T8
760.2
Read 4K Q8T8
810.5
AS SSD
-69%
65%
48%
146%
123%
-27%
50%
Copy Game MB/s
980.13
621.52
-37%
882.4
-10%
645 (458 - 980, n=7)
-34%
Copy Program MB/s
30.89
306.93
894%
370.7
1100%
359 (30.9 - 570, n=7)
1062%
Copy ISO MB/s
1632.25
840.06
-49%
1452.41
-11%
1042 (585 - 1829, n=7)
-36%
Score Total
2091
670
-68%
2233
7%
3294
58%
4095
96%
5224
150%
1071
-49%
1906 (1157 - 2667, n=11)
-9%
Score Write
668
195
-71%
773
16%
1515
127%
1955
193%
2423
263%
409
-39%
550 (119 - 862, n=11)
-18%
Score Read
994
343
-65%
960
-3%
1161
17%
1407
42%
1837
85%
432
-57%
945 (733 - 1221, n=11)
-5%
Access Time Write *
0.063
0.227
-260%
0.044
30%
0.036
43%
0.037
41%
0.034
46%
0.051
19%
0.2107 (0.047 - 1.066, n=11)
-234%
Access Time Read *
0.126
0.177
-40%
0.104
17%
0.129
-2%
0.05
60%
0.038
70%
0.101
20%
0.0986 (0.05 - 0.2, n=11)
22%
4K-64 Write
484.41
103.63
-79%
602.1
24%
1285.25
165%
1663.95
244%
2085.05
330%
294.33
-39%
406 (86 - 656, n=11)
-16%
4K-64 Read
729.91
187.79
-74%
838.97
15%
1030.22
41%
1176.71
61%
1597.87
119%
348.58
-52%
705 (528 - 995, n=11)
-3%
4K Write
99.28
79.31
-20%
84.45
-15%
103.63
4%
99.18
0%
105.97
7%
68.58
-31%
82.2 (4.25 - 113, n=11)
-17%
4K Read
21.24
31.48
48%
36.43
72%
40.02
88%
48.56
129%
48.03
126%
32.36
52%
27.6 (21.2 - 33, n=11)
30%
Seq Write
842.61
123.53
-85%
869.07
3%
1260.72
50%
1916.59
127%
2323.76
176%
462.8
-45%
619 (261 - 1135, n=11)
-27%
Seq Read
2432.33
1237.74
-49%
849.69
-65%
903.24
-63%
1819.95
-25%
1914.52
-21%
512.05
-79%
2124 (1408 - 2612, n=11)
-13%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-53% / -56%
46% / 51%
48% / 48%
111% / 120%
110% / 112%
-26% / -26%
37% / 40%

* ... smaller is better

Graphics Card

The built-in GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics core from Nvidia is a version of the regular GTX 1070 GPU that is trimmed for efficiency and designed for thin and light notebooks. The model built into our test unit runs at a basic clock speed of 1215 MHz, which can be increased up to 1379 MHz via Turbo. The GPU is accompanied by 8192 MB of fast GDDR5 memory. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks range on a normal level for the GPU.

The UHD Graphics 630 integrated into the processor has been disabled by HP, so there is no solution for switching graphics (Optimus) here, and the GeForce graphics core is always active.

Sky Diver
Sky Diver
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
3DMark 06 Standard
35269 points
3DMark 11 Performance
16908 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
165902 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
34535 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
12877 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
6571 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
4856 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
23061 Points ∼100% +20%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
19187 Points ∼83%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
  (17680 - 20829, n=18)
19016 Points ∼82% -1%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
18296 Points ∼79% -5%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
18234 Points ∼79% -5%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
14367 Points ∼62% -25%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
14180 Points ∼61% -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=524)
11902 Points ∼52% -38%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8300H
9266 Points ∼40% -52%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
4734 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=75)
4724 Points ∼100% 0%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
4708 Points ∼99%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
  (4548 - 4795, n=5)
4687 Points ∼99% 0%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
17720 Points ∼100% +20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
  (14146 - 16165, n=16)
14910 Points ∼84% +1%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
14724 Points ∼83%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
14463 Points ∼82% -2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
11558 Points ∼65% -22%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
11315 Points ∼64% -23%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=451)
10264 Points ∼58% -30%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8300H
7576 Points ∼43% -49%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
101453 Points ∼100%
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
99921 Points ∼98% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
  (73739 - 107807, n=16)
97317 Points ∼96% -4%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
81178 Points ∼80% -20%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
80748 Points ∼80% -20%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
73739 Points ∼73% -27%
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=441)
62205 Points ∼61% -39%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8300H
49254 Points ∼49% -51%

Gaming Performance

The Omen offers sufficient performance under the hood to bring all the current games smoothly to the screen at Full HD resolution and maximum graphics quality settings. If you connect the corresponding external monitor, you can also use resolutions beyond Full HD, but then you should not select quality settings that are too optimistic.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 313.8279.9256139.4fps
GTA V (2015) 166.7159.8145.964.6fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 251170.897.755.3fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 126.9118.2111.7109.7fps
World of Warships (2015) 205.4169.8146.3140.7fps
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017) 150.1110.877.668.5fps
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III (2017) 167.3106.4100.989.9fps
Team Fortress 2 (2017) 128.4126.3122120.8fps
Ark Survival Evolved (2017) 158.362.745.731.9fps
Destiny 2 (2017) 152.6137.4130.8111fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 10996.581.1fps
Monster Hunter World (2018) 156.588.480.460.3fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 130787261fps
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 (2018) 169.810598.993.3fps
Hitman 2 (2018) 9280.574.868.8fps
Battlefield V (2018) 140.780.67064.7fps
Farming Simulator 19 (2018) 214.4167.6110.489.6fps
Darksiders III (2018) 169.283.968.359.7fps
Just Cause 4 (2018) 126.186.178.875.7fps
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
60.6 fps ∼100% +10%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
55.3 fps ∼91%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
51.5 (min: 45, max: 58) fps ∼85% -7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
  (46 - 55.3, n=19)
51.5 fps ∼85% -7%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
49.2 fps ∼81% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=226)
44.4 fps ∼73% -20%
Schenker XMG Neo 15
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
38.6 fps ∼64% -30%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
37 fps ∼61% -33%
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
Intel Core i5-8300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
24.2 fps ∼40% -56%
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
139.4 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
  (110 - 139, n=10)
127 fps ∼91% -9%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
118 (min: 22, max: 273) fps ∼85% -15%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
109.8 fps ∼79% -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (9.7 - 266, n=276)
87.5 fps ∼63% -37%

In order to evaluate whether the frame rates also remain constant over a longer time period, we run the game The Witcher 3 at Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings for about 60 minutes. While doing this, the in-game character is not moved during the whole time. We did not notice any drops in the frame rate.

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HP Omen 15-dc0015ng GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G; The Witcher 3: Ø53.7 (49-58)
GPU values measured during The Witcher 3 test.
GPU values measured during The Witcher 3 test.

Emissions - The fans of the Omen are clearly noticeable

Noise Emissions

While during idle, the fans of the HP notebook can be inactive at times, but this does not mean that there is silence as you can still hear the whirring of the hard drive. Under load, things become really noisy. During the stress test, we measure a sound pressure level of only 42.3 dB(A), since the CPU and GPU are not running at their full speeds. In the medium load range, the value turns out significantly higher at 47.2 dB(A).

Occasionally, we can hear some very quiet crackling noise coming from inside of the laptop. This happens, for example, when there is a lot of data being transferred to the SSD. However, the crackling noise can only be heard in very quiet surroundings. 

Noise Level

Idle
30.6 / 30.6 / 32.2 dB(A)
Load
47.2 / 42.3 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.6 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.132.832.631.834.12536.432.534.530.736.43137.334.432.632.937.34030.730.529.430.230.75031.229.630.53031.26334.327.629.927.834.38028.226.827.427.428.210027.526.527.226.527.512533.132.132.325.833.116027.326.224.225.327.320027.626.523.622.727.625028.425.723.122.728.431530.428.321.72230.44003129.221.1213150029.426.420.620.129.463031.12820.919.831.180033.829.921.518.933.8100037.433.522.118.337.4125037.333.621.21837.316003934.220.418.139200036.830.718.817.936.8250037.231.219.418.137.2315033.72818.718.133.7400034.328.618.918.334.3500033.928.418.918.433.9630033.327.618.918.633.3800028.622.318.918.828.61000027.521.218.818.827.51250022.520.518.818.622.51600020.320.218.918.720.3SPL47.242.332.230.947.2N5.43.71.61.35.4median 31.1median 28median 20.6median 18.8median 31.1Delta3.31.92.11.73.3hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP Omen 15-dc0015ng
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng
8300H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060
8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Schenker XMG Neo 15
8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-008
8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
 
Average of class Gaming
 
Noise
-7%
2%
-12%
-0%
-14%
-10%
-2%
-2%
off / environment *
30.6
29
5%
30.7
-0%
29
5%
28.1
8%
29
5%
30
2%
29.4 (28 - 30.7, n=15)
4%
29.4 (27.7 - 32, n=229)
4%
Idle Minimum *
30.6
29
5%
32.1
-5%
33
-8%
28.1
8%
29
5%
30
2%
30.5 (28.5 - 33, n=16)
-0%
31.5 (28 - 41.7, n=652)
-3%
Idle Average *
30.6
33
-8%
32.1
-5%
34
-11%
33
-8%
35
-14%
35
-14%
31.8 (28.5 - 37, n=16)
-4%
32.8 (28 - 46.6, n=652)
-7%
Idle Maximum *
32.2
41
-27%
32.4
-1%
40
-24%
33.5
-4%
40
-24%
36
-12%
34.6 (28.6 - 43, n=16)
-7%
34.7 (28 - 50.4, n=652)
-8%
Load Average *
47.2
44
7%
39
17%
47
-0%
42.2
11%
50
-6%
42
11%
43.2 (35.2 - 49, n=16)
8%
40.4 (30.3 - 58, n=653)
14%
Witcher 3 ultra *
41.7
47
-13%
51
-22%
45.3
-9%
53
-27%
54
-29%
Load Maximum *
42.3
49
-16%
40.2
5%
53
-25%
45.7
-8%
58
-37%
56
-32%
48.2 (40.2 - 54.2, n=16)
-14%
47.6 (38.9 - 64, n=653)
-13%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

The Omen in the stress test.
The Omen in the stress test.

The Omen completes our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour) in different ways in mains and battery operation. In mains operation, the processor initially runs at 2.6 - 2.7 GHz for a short time, before it is throttled to 2.1 - 2.2 GHz. The graphics core runs at speeds between 850 and 950 MHz. In battery operation, the CPU speed is throttled to 800 - 900 MHz, while the GPU runs at a constant 1215 MHz.

The computer does not warm up excessively. During the stress test, we register temperatures just below 50 °C (122 °F) in some spots, but this should give no reason for concern. The stress test represents an extreme scenario that should not occur during everyday operation. With this test, we evaluate whether the system remains stable during full load. While running our The Witcher 3 test (the game runs for one hour at Full HD resolution and maximum graphics settings), the warming turns out slightly higher. During everyday operation, the temperatures remain within the acceptable range.

Max. Load
 45.1 °C
113 F
48.1 °C
119 F
43.1 °C
110 F