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Gigabyte Aorus 17H (2023) Laptop Review (i7-13700H / RTX 4080)

We test in the out-of-the-box state with minimal adjustments made to the laptop, other than installing our test software and Windows updates. Thankfully, Gigabyte did not give us any junk software to uninstall.

We test with the Gaming Mode power profile as this seems a logical choice. We will, however, have a quick look over Turbo Mode and Creator Mode.

Gigabyte Control Center software actually seems pretty OK.

It isn’t overly fancy, but it has some decent control options for power modes, fan profiles, and system operation settings. There’s RGB Fusion which can manage the keyboard lighting. And the dashboard page gives a solid amount of useful information.

For comparison data, we have a batch of recently tested laptops that we have reviewed in previous months. Check out the previous reviews for details on the specs of those laptops.

However, our brand new test procedures for games means that we unfortunately don’t really have any comparison data on the gaming front. Though, do check back to our upcoming laptop reviews to see more comparisons.

As such, we will spend a lot of time doing a more deep-dive analysis on power and operating modes for this laptop with its various power configurations.

Gigabyte Aorus 17H BXF Laptop Test Configuration:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-13700H (6 P-cores, 8 E-cores, up to 5.0GHz Turbo, 35-115W Rated TDP)
  • Memory: 16GB (2x8GB) DDR5 4800MHz SODIMM
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop 12GB, up to 150W
  • Display: 17” 1920×1080 360Hz
  • System Drive: 1TB Gigabyte Aorus Gen 4 7000s PCIe Gen 4×4 NVMe SSD
  • Battery: 99 Whr battery with 280W barrel-style power adapter
  • Design: Around 2.7kg weight with around 30mm chassis thickness
  • Operating System: Windows 11

Comparison Systems:

  • MSI Katana GF66 12UE
    • Intel Core i7-12700H (6 P-cores, 8 E-cores, up to 4.7GHz Turbo, 35-115W Rated TDP)
    • 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz SODIMM
    • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop 6GB, up to 105W
    • 15.6” 1920×1200 240Hz IPS-level
    • 1TB Micron 2450 PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD
    • 53.5 Whr, 3-cell battery with 240W barrel-style power adapter
    • Around 2.25kg weight with around 25mm chassis thickness
  • MSI Crosshair 15 R6E B12UGZ-299UK
    • Intel Core i7-12700H (6 P-cores, 8 E-cores, up to 4.7GHz Turbo, 35-115W Rated TDP)
    • 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3200MHz SODIMM
    • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop 8GB, up to 140W
    • 15.6” 2560×1440 165Hz IPS-level
    • 1TB Micron 2450 PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD
    • 90 Whr, 4-cell battery with 240W barrel-style power adapter
    • Around 2.47kg weight with around 27mm chassis thickness
  • ASUS ROG Flow Z13 (Core i9-12900H System):
    • Intel Core i9-12900H (6 P-cores, 8 E-cores, up to 5.0GHz Turbo, 35-115W Rated TDP)
    • 16GB LPDDR5 5200MHz
    • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6, Mux switch
    • 13.4” 16:10 WUXGA 1920×1200 120Hz IPS-level
    • 1TB Micron 2450 PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD
    • 56 Whr battery with 100W USB-C Power Adapter
    • Around 1.1-1.2kg weight with around 12mm chassis thickness
  • ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK (Ryzen 9 6900HS System):
    • AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS (8C/16T, 3.3GHz Base, up to 4.9GHz Boost 35W Rated TDP Mode)
    • 32GB DDR5 4800MHz
    • AMD Radeon RX 6800S 8GB GDDR6
    • 14” 16:10 QHD+ 2560×1600 120Hz IPS-level
    • 1TB Micron 2450 PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD
    • 76 Whr battery with 240W barrel-style Power Adapter (100W USB-C support)
    • 1.75kg weight with around 18.5mm chassis thickness
  • ASUS ROG STRIX G17 G713QR (Ryzen 9 5900HX ‘Cezanne' System):
    • AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (8C/16T, up to 4.6GHz Boost, 45W Rated TDP)
    • 32GB DDR4 3200MHz SODIMM
    • RTX 3070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 115W
    • 17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 300Hz IPS-level
    • 1TB SK Hynix BC711 PCIe Gen 3×4 NVMe SSD
    • 90 Whr battery with 240W barrel-style Power Adapter
    • 2.70kg weight with 23.4-28.3mm chassis thickness
  • Gigabyte U4 UD-70UK823SO (Core i7-1195G7 ‘Tiger Lake’ System)
    • Intel Core i7-1195G7 (4C8T, 28W Rated TDP-up Mode)
    • 16GB DDR4 3200MHz (8GB onboard, 8GB SODIMM)
    • Integrated Intel Iris Xe iGPU (96 EUs)
    • 14″ IPS Full HD 1920×1080 60Hz
    • 512GB ESR512GTLG-E6GBTNB4 PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD
    • 36 Whr battery with 65W barrel-style Power Adapter
    • Slightly below 990g weight with 16.5mm chassis thickness
  • Razer Blade Stealth 13 OLED (Core i7-1165G7 ‘Tiger Lake’ System)
    • Intel Core i7-1165G7 (4C8T, 28W Rated TDP)
    • 16GB LPDDR4 4266MHz
    • Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
    • 13.3″ OLED Full HD Touch 60Hz
    • 512GB Samsung NVMe SSD
    • 53.1 Whr battery with 100W USB-C Power Adapter
    • 1.41kg weight with 15.3mm thickness
  • ASUS ZenBook Flip S OLED UX371 (Core i7-1165G7 ‘Tiger Lake-U’ System):
    • Intel Core i7-1165G7 (4C/8T, 1.2GHz Base, 12W Rated TDP-down Mode)
    • 16GB LPDDR4X 4266MHz
    • Integrated Intel Iris Xe iGPU (96 EUs up to 1.3GHz)
    • 13.3” 16:9 UHD 3840×2160 60Hz OLED Touch Display
    • 1TB WD SN730 NVMe SSD
    • 67 Whr battery with 65W USB-C Power Adapter
    • 1.2kg weight with 11.9-13.9mm chassis thickness
  • ASUS ZenBook 13 UM325S (Ryzen 7 5800U ‘Cezanne' System):
    • AMD Ryzen 7 5800U (8C/16T, 1.9GHz Base, up to 4.4GHz Boost, 15W Rated TDP)
    • 16GB LPDDR4X 3733MHz
    • Integrated Radeon Vega 8 APU (up to 2GHz)
    • 13.3” 16:9 FHD 1920×1080 60Hz OLED Display
    • 1TB SK Hynix (HFM001TD3JX013N) NVMe SSD
    • 67 Whr battery with 65W USB-C Power Adapter
    • 1.12kg weight with 13.9mm chassis thickness

Tests

  • Cinebench R23 – All-core & single-core CPU benchmark (CPU Compute), Stress test (Temperatures & Power Consumption)
  • Blender 3 – All-core rendering of the Classroom scene (CPU Compute)
  • 7-Zip – Built-in 7-Zip benchmark test (CPU & Memory)
  • AIDA64 – Memory bandwidth & memory latency (Memory)
  • PCMark 10 – Modern Office & Battery Life Test (System Performance & Battery Life)
  • 3DMark – Time Spy (1440p) test, Fire Strike (1080p) test (Synthetic Gaming)
  • Borderlands 3 – 1920 x 1080, Badass quality preset, DX11
  • Cyberpunk 2077 – 1920 x 1080, Ultra quality preset, DX12
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider – 1920 x 1080, Highest quality preset, DX12
  • Total War Warhammer III – 1920 x 1080, Ultra preset, DX12
  • Watch Dogs Legion – 1920 x 1080, Ultra quality preset, DX12

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