The new OMEN X Desktop from HP is a beastly PC with dual GPU options
Unveiled alongside various other new OMEN products was the brand new OMEN desktop, and it's as beastly as it looks.
HP says the new OMEN X Desktop has been designed to deliver "bold innovation" to the gaming space, touting its customizability, upgradability, and monsterous spec options.
The OMEN X Desktop supports space for two GPUs, whether you're choosing AMD Radeon RX 580 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. All-around edge vents and liquid cooling options ensure you can overclock without setting your PC on fire.
The new OMEN X Desktop sports the latest 7th generation Intel CPUs, with both i5 and i7 options. There are also AMD Ryzen CPUs options if you're part of team red.
There are various configurations available, starting with an 8GB DDR4 RAM, AMD Ryzen, GTX 1060 option for $899. All the way to an Core i7 with 16GB RAM, and a GTX 1080Ti for $2199. There are also various tweaks you can make to the disk storage, whether you want HDD and SSD combined or just SSD. There are also liquid cooling options if you want to get seriously hardcore.
Most hardcore PC gamers will tell you to build yourself a custom PC for much cheaper, but if you can't be bothered to deal with the hassle, HP's OMEN X Desktop will likely be a good option, but if you want to know for sure, stay tuned for our review.
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Honestly, after seeing the specs of the new top of the line iMac, nothing else impresses me.
It's running the new Vega Graphics Card, that thing is a beast. And obviously the usual Xeon chipsets along with up to 128GB of RAM.
Yeah, but it's running the Intel x299 chipset with those Xeons. Those chips will probably be very sad in comparison once we see AMDs Threadripper perform with 64 pci-x lanes. From what I've read, Intel's chips don't scale well with added cores because of their underlying architecture of a ring bus to communicate. Latency goes up the more cores that are added. Cost per performance alone will be much better with an AMD x399 setup. We will know for sure before the iMac Pro is out. AMD's release of Epyc on June 20th should start to show us what we can expect from Threadripper since they're the same chip.
you are comparing apples with pineapples. This HP desktop is for gaming or casual tasks, iMac is for advanced work in CAD, video editing etc. not to mention the price...
Agreed. Those are the workstation versions of the iMac and a waste of money for just gaming at this time as current games will not utilize them to their full potential. This goes for these specs on PC or Mac. Also, I would avoid the x299 platform for a year or two as it is a confusing mess which Intel doesn't know what they want it to be yet.