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Gigabyte Aorus 15-X9 Laptop Review (i7-8750H, RTX 2070)

Rating: 7.5.

The Aorus 15 X9 is Gigabyte’s attempt at creating a laptop that can deliver a top class gaming experience, while also being portable enough to carry around with you. The 15.6inch chassis features thin bezels, a 144Hz display, and packs a powerful punch with an i7 8750H and RTX 2070. With a retail price of around £2000 all that power doesn’t come cheap, so how good is it? 

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Specifications:

  • Screen Size: 15.6″
  • Screen Type: LG 15.6″ Thin Bezel IPS 144Hz Panel
  • Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Backlight: LED
  • Processor: Intel Core™ i7-8750H processor Hex-core
  • Graphics: Nvidia RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6
  • Storage: 512GB PCI-e SSD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda 5400rpm HDD
  • Memory: Samsung 16GB DDR4 2666Mhz (2 x 8GB)
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • USB Ports: 3 x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1, 1 x USB3.1 Type-C Gen 2 (Support DP 1.3)
  • Network LAN: Killer™ LAN Chip
  • Wireless LAN: Killer™ Wireless-AC 1550 (802.11ac, a/b/g/n compatible)
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth V5.0+ LE
  • Display Ports 1 x HDMI 2.0 ,1 x mini DP 1.3
  • Audio: 2 x 2 Watt Speaker, Arrary Microphone, NAHIMIC 3
  • Dimensions: 361(W) x 246(D) x 24.4(H)mm
  • Weight: 2.4Kgs
  • Extra Features: 1x Mini SD card Reader, HD Camera, RGB Keyboard

This laptop uses the hexacore i7-8750H processor which we have seen in many high end laptops since its release. The processor has a base clock of 2.2GHz but will turbo boost up to 4.1GHz under load on a single core. During our testing we saw a maximum all core boost clock speed of 3.9GHz.

The 16GB of memory is DDR4 and runs at a speed of 2666MHz. The GPU Z screenshots show the dedicated RTX 2070 graphics has 8GB of GDDR6 memory. The default clock is 1315MHz and it has a rated boost clock of 1540MHz. During testing we noticed the boost clock peaked at 1680MHz.

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