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Gigabyte G5 KF (2023) Laptop Review

Rating: 8.5.

DLSS 3 Frame Generation has shown some impressive results in benchmarks of both desktop and laptop GPUs so far in the gaming world. So being able to access this new tech on a budget laptop sounds great, right? That's exactly what's on offer from Gigabyte in the G5 KF (2023) laptop. Coming in at just £1100 and featuring an RTX 4060 and a 12th Intel Core i5-12500H, we find out if this laptop deliver a solid gaming experience…

Timestamps

00:00 Start
00:44 Specifications / Hardware
04:40 Design / Keyboard / Speakers / Trackpad
06:33 Ports
07:16 Build Quality
08:07 Software
09:13 The modes
10:24 Test results
14:36 Gaming Performance
17:27 Avg FPS / DLSS gains
18:16 Closing Thoughts

Specification

  • CPU – i5-12500H Processor 4.5 GHz (18MB Cache, up to 4.5 GHz, 4 P-cores and 8 E- cores)
  • Video Graphics – Intel® Iris Xe Graphics, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 Boost Clock 2010MHz / Maximum Graphics Power 75W
  • Display – 15.6″ FHD 144Hz Display
  • System Memory – 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200 – Max Supported Memory 64GB
  • Storage – Gen4 512GB – M.2 2280 x 2 (PCIe Gen3x4*1 , PCIe Gen4x4*1 )
  • Keyboard Type – Multi-languages, 15 colour illuminated full-size keyboard with numeric pad
  • I/O Port
    • 1 x USB 2.0 port (Type A)
    • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port (Type A)
    • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (Type C)
    • 1 x Mini DP 1.4
    • 1 x HDMI™ (with HDCP)
    • 1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone)
    • 1 x Microphone Jack
    • 1 x RJ-45 LAN port
    • 1 x DC-in jack
    • 1 x MicroSD Card Reader
  • Audio
    • 2x 2W Speaker
    • Microphone
    • DTS:X® Ultra Audio Technology
  • Communications
    • LAN: 1GB
    • WIFI: Intel® Wi-Fi 6E
    • Bluetooth: Bluetooth® V5.2
  • Webcam – 1.0M HD video camera
  • Security – Security (Kensington® Type) Lock Slot, Intel® PTT for system without Hardware TPM
  • Battery – Lithium-Ion 54Wh
  • Adapter – 150W
  • Dimensions (W x D x H)
    • 36.0 (W) x 23.8 (D) x 2.27(H) cm – 14.2(W) x 9.4(D) x 0.89(H) inch
  • Weight – ~1.9kg / 4.19lb

 

The core specs are confirmed in the following CPU-Z and GPU-Z screenshots.

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