HP Omen Obelisk 875-1023 Review
- Hyper-realistic graphics NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) RTX 2080 Super
- 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated memory, And Ultra-fast processor
- 9th generation Intel Core i9-9900K Processor, 8-core, 3.60 GHz
- SSD and memory 1 TB PCIe(R) NVMe(TM) M.2 Solid State Drive
- And HyperX(R) 32 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (upgradable to 64 GB)
- Included software lets you customize RGB lighting, VR ready
- HP black wired keyboard with volume control & wired optical mouse
- Tempered glass side panel, Ports: Headphone/Microphone Combo
- Microphone jack, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (top), 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (rear)
- With 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (rear), 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C(TM) (rear)
- HDMI, 3 DisplayPort(TM), and 10/100/1000 Base-T Network
- Windows 10 Home and one-year limited warranty with 24-hour
Omen by HP Obelisk Gaming Desktop Computer, 9th Generation Intel Core i9-9900K Processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB, HyperX 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, VR Ready, Windows 10 Home (875-1023, Black)
HP’s Omen Obelisk is a likable, powerful, and compact gaming desktop for pro gamers and professional artists. The Obelisk 875-1023 configuration we’re reviewing is a top-tier model, equipped with an Intel Core i9-9900K CPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Graphics, HyperX 32GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage. Omen plays the game like butter, and you don’t even have to spend the inn. If you consider yourself a hardcore gamer and need to go the absolute best, HP offers the Omen Obelisk 875-1022 with the same CPU and storage, but Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti graphics card and HyperX 16GB of RAM. with max.
|Standing screen display size
|3.6 GHz core_i9
|32 GB DDR4
|1 TB Flash Memory Solid State
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
|Graphics Card Ram Size
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports
|Item model number
|Windows 10 Home
|20.5 x 19.8 x 14.8 inches
|Item Dimensions LxWxH
|20.5 x 19.8 x 14.8 inches
|Computer Memory Type
|Flash Memory Size
|Hard Drive Interface
|Hard Drive Rotational Speed
In designing the HP Omen Obelisk 875-1023, HP made sure it was fully upgradeable by the user, but it still maintained the omen aesthetic. With this we mean angular black lines with red accents, but it’s still minimal to be eye-catching. There is an Omen logo on the front panel and it can be lit in any color via the Omen Command Center software. You also have an easy-to-access front port on the top of the machine at a slight indentation. This section isn’t big enough to hold a hard drive, but it does protect smaller flash drives.
Our review unit comes with a glass side panel of HP Omen Obelisk 875-1023 with the logo printed on the top, through which you can see most of the interior parts. The machine is lit red, and you can’t turn it on in the center software or turn it off, which is a minor flaw for a high-end gaming PC. It measures 17.1 x 14.1 x 6.5 inches, which is about the right size for a mid-tower chassis design, but slightly smaller than the iBUYPOWER Trace 9240V2 we recently reviewed.
Port And Upgrade
Port selection of HP Omen Obelisk 875-1023 is a bit sparse, with a pair of USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports and audio jacks on the front, while the rear panel houses a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port. and four USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports. We’d like to see a few more Type-C ports for peripherals, something you probably have on budget systems and motherboards. Plus, there’s an Ethernet jack and audio port at the back. All graphics ports are on the GPU, and include one HDMI output and three DisplayPorts. You’ll also find a VirtualLink for VR on our RTX 2080 Super.
If you need to something upgrade in HP Omen Obelisk 875-1023, you simply press a button labeled “Internal Access” on the back of the system. The glass panel releases for easy removal, providing access to most parts. However, if you’re looking to do some cable management on the back of the system, things can get a little complicated. Removing the rear panel requires that you find a single screw on the inside of the case. Once removed, you can now take the rear panel off, but it’s a tight array of cables that you want back in there.
Still, you can focus on RAM that has two DIMM slots, which means you may need a new set of RAM to replace the existing pair if you want to upgrade later. Future models of the HP Omen Obelisk 875-1023 are said to have four DIMM slots.
Gaming, Graphics, And VR
With the RTX 2080 Super, our review configuration of the HP Omen Obelisk 875-1023 can play just about any game at the highest settings. You can play Rise of the Tomb Raider at Ultra settings (including ray tracing on Ultra) and the game will run between 67 and 72 frames per second. In this game, the RTX 2080 Super shows a considerable advantage over the GeForce RTX 2080 Founder Edition’s 4K results, a substantial boost that helps average out the total frame gain across all games.
On Shadow of the Tomb Raider (the highest settings), HP Omen Obelisk 875-1023 runs games in 1080p at 137 fps, beating the gaming average (99 fps) and 69 fps in 4K which is up from the standard 60 fps. The Obelisk shows similar strong performance on most modern titles, including Hitman, but its performance still lags behind systems equipped with Nvidia’s flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, produced in systems like the MSI Infinite X Plus 9SF-270US and the iBUYPOWER Elite Trace PRO9300 has gone.
Our review unit of the HP Omen Obelisk 875-1023 has an Intel Core i9-9900K, 32GB of HyperX RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage. That’s enough performance to double as a video-editing workstation. It took Obelisk just 3 seconds to transfer 4.97GB of files. That’s an excellent rate of 1,696.4MBps, well ahead of the 588.5MBps category average, or any of its competitors.
In the Handbrake video editing test, the HP Omen Obelisk 875-1023 transcodes 4K video to 1080p in 5 minutes 31 seconds, which is ahead of the 6:20 averages of competitors Aurora, MSI Trident, and Corsair One. HP sells Omen-branded gear like its Photon mouse and sequencer keyboard to go with the Obelisk, and you can still pair it with a 144Hz gaming monitor like our Editors’ Choice Scepter C275B-144RN.
Our Rating | Excellent
The HP Omen Obelisk 875-1023 could be a powerhouse, capable of running any processor-hungry, graphics-heavy AAA game smoothly so your gaming experience is completely immersive.
- Lots of power
- Appealing, tool-less design
- Highly upgradable
- Needs better airflow
- Software offer minimal personalization
The HP Omen Obelisk 875-1023 configuration during this review is a wonderful, future-proof gaming machine that appears smart in style and feels smart in-game. Simply put, it is a powerhouse, capable of running any processor-hungry, graphics-heavy AAA game smoothly so your gaming experience is completely immersive. And, this is applicable to equally exacting applications like video editing programs.
Yes, it does cost more than your typical budget gaming PC, but if you need a smooth and smooth gaming experience at Ultra settings, you really aren’t spending any unnecessarily, given that you’re essentially Investing for the future as well. Present. If you can afford that much, well, there are alternatives like the CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme SLC8260A2 that can get you through medium settings beautifully.
All said and done, if you can afford it, the HP Omen Obelisk 875-1023 desktop is a very capable system that you can upgrade later if needed.