HP Omen 15 Gaming Notebook Review, A Bit Of Mojo And Voodoo

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Performance: Batman: Arkham Origins and Bioshock Infinite

Although benchmarks like PCMark and 3DMark are useful for getting a general view of a system’s capabilities, it's important to dive into game-specific benchmarks to see how the laptop handles popular titles.

Batman: Arkham Origins
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
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The latest Batman title is a prequel that follows Batman as he develops his fighting techniques and persona as the Dark Knight. The game is built on a modified version of Epic’s Unreal Engine 3. We run the benchmark with high quality settings and FXAA.

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The Omen handles Batman: Arkham Origins well, with an average framerate of 66fps. That’s a touch slower than Lenovo’s Y70, though faster than Alienware's much heavier and larger AW 17 with Radeon M290X graphics.


BioShock Infinite
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
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Also based on Epic’s Unreal Engine 3, BioShock Infinite takes you (as former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt) to the mysterious, flying city of Columbia. You find yourself helping Elizabeth, who soon turns out to have unusual powers. The game is an FPS, but the storyline is as compelling as the battles and Bioshock infinite has won awards and praise for its story and art design.

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The HP and Lenovo notebooks look to be fairly evenly matched, with the Omen coming in just behind the Y70. Whereas Dell’s Alienware 17 struggled a bit with Batman: Arkham Origins, it found its rhythm in BioShock Infinite.

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