HP Omen X 2S Review: A Sleek, Dual-Screen RTX Gaming Beast

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HP Omen X 2S Review: Gaming And Graphics Performance

The HP Omen X 2S is a gaming laptop, so of course we’ll run it through a couple games to test its gaming chops. Its six-core Core i7-9750H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q should give some desktops a good run for performance. We’ll put it through Rise of the Tomb Raider, Middle Earth: Shadow of War, and Far Cry 5.

Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Vengeance

We’ve recently switched to using Middle Earth: Shadow of War on gaming notebook reviews, so we don’t have many notebooks to serve as reference points. However, the Lenovo Legion Y740 provides a reference point for GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q performance while the Alienware m15 provides previous generation gaming notebook performance.

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Its not surprising the HP Omen X 2S is the fastest gaming notebook we’ve tested, with its GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. You should have zero problems achieving smooth gameplay with the Omen X 2S with the 1080p display option, even if you crank the image quality settings up to Ultra, it still achieves 96 fps average.

Rise of the Tomb Raider
DirectX 12 performance

Rise of the Tomb Raider started as a console port, but the developer updated it with a DirectX 12 code path. It also supports visual effects, like Ambient Occlusion, Depth of Field, Dynamic Foliage, Bloom shaders, Tessellation and more, to boost the visual fidelity on the PC.

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The game is a cakewalk for current generation gaming notebooks and the HP Omen X 2S easily matches its native refresh rate. Looking deeper into the performance, the Omen X 2S falls short of the Origin PC EVO17-S and even previous generation Max-Q notebooks.
FarCry 5
The Dunia Engine lives on

Far Cry 5 takes the franchise to Montana with lush environments and incredible graphics fidelity. We ran the HP Omen X 2S through the built-in benchmarks with Ultra Quality settings. Since we cover a lot of ultra-portable notebooks that aren’t very high-end gaming-endowed, we included benchmarks from graphics card reviews.

HP Omen X 2S FarCry 5

The HP Omen X 2S matches the Origin PC EVO17-S when it comes to average framerate but bests it with a 10-percent higher minimum. Regardless, the Omen X 2S will run Far Cry 5 without breaking a sweat and matches the desktop GeForce RTX 2060, which isn’t too shabby for a notebook that barely weighs over 5lbs.

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