HP Omen 17 store listing indicates Core i7-13700HX and Ada mobile GPUs up to RTX 4090 mobile with 16 GB VRAM, prices start from US$2225 for RTX 4060 SKU
We had previously reviewed the HP Omen 17 with an Intel Core i7-12700H and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU. Though the performance of this notebook was on expected lines for the configuration, the pricing vis-à-vis the competition left a lot to be desired. Now, it looks like HP is planning to offer an upgraded Omen 17, possibly at CES 2023, with up to an Nvidia RTX 4090 Laptop GPU.
@momomo_us on Twitter spotted Romanian store listings of new HP Omen 17 laptops all powered by Core i7-13700HX Raptor Lake-HX CPUs, but with several RTX 40 mobile options including the RTX 4060 8 GB, RTX 4070 8 GB, RTX 4080 12 GB, and RTX 4090 16 GB Laptop GPUs. SKUs with the RTX 4080 and above feature a QHD display while the rest make do with a FHD panel.
The store listing indicates prices starting from 10,298.60 Lei or US$2225 for the base model with a Core i7-13700HX and RTX 4060, while the top-end Omen 17 with the RTX 4090 is priced at 18,881 Lei or US$4,079.
The Core i7-13700HX is purported to offer eight P-cores and eight E-cores with boosts up to 5 GHz. Information about RTX 40 Series mobile GPUs is still scarce, save for the random leak or two we've seen so far.
It is still not clear if Nvidia would name the top-end mobile SKU as the RTX 4080 Ti or the RTX 4090. A recent Time Spy benchmark leak suggested that the RTX 40 mobile stack would be led by the RTX 4080 Ti, but this HP Omen 17 store listing strongly indicates that we may indeed see an RTX 4090 Laptop GPU after all.
That being said, it goes without saying that the mobile variants will likely have large performance deltas compared to their bigger desktop cousins. The desktop RTX 4090 card operates at a 450 W TGP that can be increased up to 600 W. However, considering the thermal and power constraints that laptops have to contend with, Ada Lovelace mobile GPUs are likely to be capped at a 175 W TGP.
We expect Nvidia to detail improvements to Max-Q and Dynamic Boost technologies and how DLSS 3 would be leveraged to further boost fps in supported games. Nvidia has not yet made things official, but an official reveal during the company's CES 2023 keynote is not too hard to guess.