Good Omens

Date:22 August 2018 Author: Brendon Petersen Tags:, , , ,

On the eve of Gamescom, HP has unveiled bold new OMEN hardware and mobile software innovations for gaming enthusiasts.

The OMEN Obelisk, the latest addition to the desktop gaming family, will be one of the first systems to carry the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series of GPUs, giving gamers access to the world’s ultimate gaming architecture. OMEN Game Stream for Android will bring OMEN gaming experiences to mobile devices, for gamers looking to connect and play on the go.

In addition, HP unveiled new features that have been added to the OMEN Mindframe Headset – the world’s first headset with active earcup cooling technology –  to deliver added comfort and audio benefits for both competitive play and streaming.


“HP is focused on delivering incredible experiences that fuel the future of gaming and enable the community to perform at their best,” said Ravi Perumal, Category Manager Personal Systems, HP South Africa. “Integrating the newly announced NVIDIA® GPUs and teaming up with HyperX® to provide high-performance memory for our OMEN Obelisk and future desktops demonstrates our commitment to building a world-class ecosystem comprised of the world’s best gaming solutions.”


OMEN Obelisk was designed to appeal to the do-it-yourself (DIY) crowd who traditionally won’t consider pre-built machines. Nearly two-thirds of performance gamers purchase devices that are easily upgradeable. Fifty-two percent choose a desktop PC, while another 12 percent of all performance gamers choose a DIY approach instead of purchasing from large OEMs. With a DIY-friendly, industry-standard upgrade path, along with options for the latest graphics and processor architectures, gamers can achieve the performance they expect from games they love, now and well into the future.


“HyperX® is pleased to work with HP and provide HyperX® FURY memory in all upcoming and refreshed OMEN by HP gaming PCs,” said Mark Leathem, general manager, HyperX® Peripherals Division, when speaking to the memory integration. “With over fifteen years of experience delivering gaming memory, the HyperX® brand is a great fit with HP’s vision of providing exceptional PCs for gamers.”


OMEN Obelisk Desktop: Power to Train Hard and Game Harder

This newest addition to the family of OMEN Desktops has been engineered with peak performance and customisation as central requirements, so your PC can keep up with the latest in gaming updates.


Top features of the OMEN Obelisk include:

  • Upgrade and Optimise: A sleek and refined black chassis that adheres to microATX standards with a tool-less access to the interior, and tool-less removal of up to two 3.5” drives; full-length graphics card support; and room for an industry-standard ATX power supply. Enhance online gaming with OMEN Command Center Network Booster functions to set network task prioritization and utilize two simultaneous data streams. Then use OMEN Game Stream to harness the power of the OMEN Obelisk and play games on your big-screen TV via a supported device.
  • World-Class Power and Storage: Stay immersed with astonishing visuals supplied by the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, powered by the all-new NVIDIA Turing architecture to give you incredible new levels of gaming realism, speed and immersion. Choose up to 8th Generation Intel Core i+ CPUs with up to six cores or up to 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen CPUs with as many as eight cores to ensure the power needed to thoroughly enjoy the latest titles. A flexible variety of storage options include PCIe NVMe SSD, dual storage (SSD + HDD), triple storage (SSD + 2x HDD), single-HDD, or HDD+ Intel Optane memory for storage acceleration.
  • HyperX® Integration: Tried and true for years on end, HyperX has delivered RAM that gamers can trust for memory intensive titles, tasks and multitasking. Each OMEN Obelisk Desktop configuration will come with HyperX FURY DDR4-2666 memory up to 32 GB, featuring its signature asymmetrical FURY design along with a stylish low-profile heat spreader for enhanced thermal dissipation and a black finish to match the PC interior.
  • Strategically Cooled: Extensive venting on the top, bottom, and sides take advantage of thoughtfully placed components to generate optimal airflow, such as the bottom-mounted power supply and optional removable bottom dust filter. Cooling can be taken a step further by using reserved space at the top of the chassis for an additional aftermarket 120 mm fan or 120 mm liquid cooled radiator for those who want to maximise thermal performance.
  • Customizable and Clean: Choose whatever colour defines you with a programmable RGB front logo, and additional chassis RGB lighting on systems configured with an optional tempered glass side panel with a clear EMI protective coating. The optional tempered glass side panel offers a visual gateway to stunning internals, and meticulous cable routing and colour consistency of internal components ensures a streamlined interior with uniform lighting. OMEN Command Centre lets gamers customize up to two lighting zones and choose from five lighting modes.


OMEN Game Stream: OMEN Power on Your Android Device


OMEN Command Center continues to evolve as a centrepiece of the OMEN ecosystem. The OMEN Game Stream feature allows users to harness the power of their OMEN on other Windows 10 devices to play games on their big screen TV. The inclusion of Android functionality later this year to OMEN Game Stream adds an entirely new array of devices for gamers to stream their OMEN experience. OMEN Command Center comes preinstalled on all OMEN PCs and contains a variety of features, such as Network Booster and System Vitals. Additional customization and performance options are available on select OMEN laptops and desktops. OMEN Command Center also supports customization and settings adjustments for the latest accessories, such as the OMEN Sequencer Keyboard, OMEN Reactor Mouse and OMEN Mindframe Headset.


OMEN Mindframe Headset: Just as Cool, With New Enhancements

Announced in May, the forthcoming OMEN Mindframe Headset is the world’s first headset with active earcup cooling by way of HP’s patented thermoelectric driven Frostcap technology. The OMEN Mindframe headset has been built with comfort in mind, while also delivering amazing sound quality. Never settling, the OMEN by HP team has made further additions prior to launch, including:

  • Noise cancellation
  • Realtime audible feedback via sidetone to take advantage of noise cancellation
  • New fabric cups for improved breathability


OMEN by HP @ Gamescom

  • All announced products and software within the release and more will be at the OMEN stand A051/B050 in Hall 8 over the course of the convention.
  • Will feature the latest OMEN Challenge featuring PUBG with a unique bounty rule set in will be taking place August 22-24 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CEST at the above stand location
  • The OMEN Challenge will also be live streamed on Twitch at:


OMEN by HP Pricing and Availability

  • OMEN Obelisk Desktop is expected to be available in EMEA in September for a starting price of R17,999.
  • OMEN Game Stream for Android is expected to be available later this year via the Google Play Store for free.
  • OMEN by Mindframe Headset is expected to be available in EMEA in October for R3,999

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