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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- 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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