HP Omen X Emperium 65 Gaming Monitor Test: Huge Screen with Nvidia-Shield


Without a doubt, the Omen X Emperium 65 delivered excellent performance for a 65-inch 4K gaming monitor during our testing. With a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, with its 1000 cd/m2, it achieves a very good level of brightness and at the same time offers 10-bit color depth — many of its competitors from our corresponding rating are limited to 8-bit.

Great picture with technical flaws

The chess contrast ratio is also excellent with an indicator of 230:1. In addition, with a response time of 4ms, the monitor is exceptionally fast and even achieves an image refresh rate of 144Hz — but this is only when connected via DisplayPort and in combination with an appropriate Nvidia graphics card. Omen X managed to distinguish itself in the field of color space coverage, as it covers approximately 99 percent of Standard-RGB and 84 percent of Adobe-RGB, which is very good. Coverage of the HDR-relevant DCI P3 color space is 95 percent, almost the same as premium TVs.

The large screen in terms of image clarity is also a weak point, since at such sizes the HP Omen X Emperium 65 has a pixel density of only 68 dpi. For comparison: for example, Acer Nitro XV273KP or ViewSonic XG2700-4K offer 163 dpi. However, since due to the size of the Omen X Emperium, you will most likely not be sitting directly in front of the monitor, but at a distance of 2-3 meters, in practice, most gamers will not notice the aforementioned drawback.

Of course, the built-in VA panel here has very good contrast and excellent blacks. HP engineers used Local Dimming technology with 384 zones here. The disadvantage is the limited viewing angles: half the maximum contrast of the HP Omen X Emperium 65 is lost at a horizontal deviation of 16 degrees, and vertically this figure is 12 degrees. For players sitting directly in front of the screen, there are no problems, but for friends or family members sitting nearby, the image looks more pale and flat.

HP Omen X Emperium 65 Gaming Monitor Test: Huge Screen with Nvidia-ShieldThe display is for the most part very good.

Excellent equipment including Nvidia-Shield and LAN port

In terms of equipment, the HP Omen X Emperium 65 sets a new benchmark. To connect external devices, you can use both three HDMI interfaces and DisplayPort. In addition, there are also four USB 3.0 ports for peripherals.

The real feature, however, is the integrated Nvidia-Shield, which makes the display a very powerful Smart-TV. The Streaming Box works with the Android system and even supports HDR UHD streaming. If you don’t want to connect your gaming PC directly to the Omen X Emperium, you can stream content to your monitor using GeForce Now, Nvidia’s cloud gaming service, via Ethernet. But for this, both the monitor and the PC must be on the same network. Of course, all this can also work with voice commands, since the Google Assistant is an integral part of the Shield.

The display can be conveniently controlled using the supplied remote control. Alternatively, all functions can also be controlled via the small joystick located on the right rear panel. In any case, all connectors are conveniently and effortlessly accessible, so there will be no problems connecting various devices.

The location of the HP Omen X Emperium 65, however, you probably won’t want to change too often, as it still weighs about 33 kg.

HP Omen X Emperium 65 Gaming Monitor Test: Huge Screen with Nvidia-ShieldThe display has Nvidia-Shield and the necessary Ethernet adapter for it

Built-in soundbar

In the device we tested, there was also a soundbar. With its 120W of power, it provides the right sound curtain for games like Battlefield V, Projekt Cars 2 or Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The sound quality here is really good and gives the games a suitable soundtrack. In addition, the monitor even has an optical S/PDIF audio input. All interface options are easily accessible on the back of the monitor, so devices can be connected quickly and easily.

HP Omen X Emperium 65 Gaming Monitor Test: Huge Screen with Nvidia-ShieldThe HP Omen X Emperium 65 also has a built-in soundbar

Conclusion: a study on demand among gamers

Anyone who can afford the HP Omen X Emperium X 65, at the asking price, should be an absolute gamer-enthusiast. However, the question of the expediency of the purchase remains open. The fact is that, for example, if you want to buy a premium TV today, then in some Samsung QLED models, in addition to an integrated TV tuner, you can even get AMD Freesync support.

However, such a high refresh rate in UHD mode cannot be achieved. Here the HP display, thanks to DisplayPort with its 144 Hz, has a clear advantage. From TVs, you usually get 4K at 60 Hz or WQHD at 120 Hz — but both are already putting even powerful graphics cards to the test.

So the HP Omen X Emperium 65 could be the go-to TV for those users who want to put together a top-of-the-line Geforce graphics card, 65-inch picture area, high refresh rate, and Gsync. Everyone else with the usual premium TVs will feel almost as good, but the pleasure will cost them much less.

By and large, monitors and TVs will become more and more similar over the years, as the line between them becomes more and more blurred. At the latest, with the general availability of HDMI 2.1 next year, there will most likely be no arguments in favor of such expensive monitors.

HP Omen X Emperium 65 Gaming Monitor Test: Huge Screen with Nvidia-ShieldHP with the help of this monitor studies the demand

Product Conclusion

The Omen X Emperium 65 offered good 4K image quality with HDR-1000 during the test. In terms of equipment, Nvidia Shield, G-Sync, LAN-Port and Ambient Light sets new benchmarks with integrated features. But due to the built-in VA panel here, the viewing angles of the monitor turned out to be very limited. Those who play alone will not feel any problems, but this can interfere a little with a game evening with friends. All in all, the Omen X Emperium is a great gaming monitor with a few drawbacks. The price tag at the level of approximately 280,000 rubles is aimed primarily at enthusiast gamers who have the necessary funds.


huge 65-inch 4K display
image refresh rate 144 Hz
Nvidia-Shield is already integrated into the monitor.


limited viewing angle stability
resolution is only 68 dpi.


HP Omen X Emperium 65 Gaming Monitor Test: Huge Screen with Nvidia-ShieldViewsonic XG2700-4K

If you’re looking for a low-priced 4K monitor, look no further than the Viewsonic XG2700-4K. It can be obtained for less than 75,000 rubles. For the money, you’ll get a 27-inch model with great specs. There is a big drawback: the image refresh rate only fluctuates from 40 to 60 Hz, and the monitor also supports only FreeSync.

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