HP OMEN Obelisk Review: Powerful, Easily Upgradeable Gaming PC

HP OMEN Obelisk Review: Gaming With FarCry 5, Shadow of War & Tomb Raider

We’ve revised our gaming benchmarks recently and don’t quite have a database of existing systems to compare to. However, we tested the HP OMEN Obelisk at 2560x1440 and 4K UHD resolutions to show its scaling and the gaming capabilities of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 in Middle Earth: Shadow of War, FarCry 5 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and used our Core i9-9980XE-based graphics test bed for reference data...

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As configured for our review, the HP OMEN Obelisk should be able to handle any DX11 or DX12 game you can toss at it with smooth framerates at 2560x1440. Bumping the resolution to 4K is another story and varies by game.

In Middle Earth: Shadow of War and FarCry 5, the OMEN Obelisk inches near 60 fps, but you’ll have to dial down the quality settings to achieve complete buttery smoothness. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is more demanding with all graphics features enabled and averages around 40 fps, which is playable but not ideal for a smooth gaming experience. 

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