It brings awesome GeForce RTX 3080 efficiency without all the noise.

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Gigabyte’s Aorus 17 G gaming laptop computer, with its high-end parts and sharp-angled style, appears like it must be loud, but it’s not. It’s surprisingly quiet, actually.

How peaceful? On its default fan profile we registered the laptop computer at barely 38 dB. That’s hardly louder than the background noise of our office in the daytime. Vehicles driving by on the street registered more sound than the Aorus 17 G looping a graphically intense tension test. We’ve heard ultraportable laptops produce more sound under a load than the Aorus 17 G does while gaming.

It might spoil your fun a bit to know that Gigabyte attained this feat by taking the RTX 3080 mobile GPU down a notch in efficiency. If you constantly want the ultimate video gaming maker, you’ll invest in a great set of gaming earphones and bear with a squealing hair clothes dryer shaped like a laptop computer. However if you wanted gaming laptop computers weren’t so loud, the Aorus 17 G grants your desire with a modest tradeoff.

This evaluation belongs to our ongoing roundup of the very best laptop computers Go there for details on competing items and how we evaluated them.

Gigabyte Aorus 17 G style, specs and functions

The Aorus 17 G’s design is essentially the reverse of the austere laptop computers that appear embarrassed to be efficient in gaming. It features a primarily aluminum body with sparing plastic usage. Its design is what you might call a nooks-and-crannies take, with many angles, fan inlets, and exhaust ports. While there’s no RGB strip, the angular shapes and greatly vented bottom pretty much shriek video gaming laptop computer.

So do the specs, which we’ll break down here.

CPU: 8-core Intel Core i7-10870 H

GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 with 105 TGP rating and assistance for Dynamic Boost 2.0, Whisper Mode 2.0.

RAM: 32 GB of DDR4/3200

Storage: 1TB Kioxa M. 2 PCIe SSD

Screen: 17.3- inch 300 Hz IPS-level panel utilizing Nvidia Optimus

Networking: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 with Bluetooth 5.2, and Realtek 2.5 GbE

Size and weight: 1575 x 11 x 1 inches; 6.1 pounds (add another 1.8 pounds for the 230- watt power brick)

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Ports: See images above and listed below. The ideal side offers you a full-size HDMI port, miniDisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3, SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB-A), and a devoted charging port for the 230- Watt power brick. The left side gives you another two SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB-A) ports, analog audio out, and analog mic port, in addition to a UHS-II SD reader and 2.5 Gigabit ethernet port.

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A couple of great functions you don’t see as much these days are the full-size HDMI 2.0 and the miniDisplayPort 1.4 port. While the Thunderbolt 3 port is linked to the Intel integrated graphics, the HDMI and miniDisplayPort are plumbed straight to the GeForce RTX 3080 card. That will not matter to numerous, however for VR users it’s a must-have. Older VR systems utilize HDMI, however newer systems such as Valve’s Index require DisplayPort.

We presume Gigabyte’s CEO is a southpaw, however, due to the fact that the power adapter for the 230- watt brick is on the ideal side, which makes sure to anger right-handed players. Gigabyte utilizes a cable with a 90- degree bend, so it’s not too invasive.

Keyboard and trackpad

The trackpad on the Aorus 17 G is a glass-smooth piano hinge design, meaning it’s hinged closer to the keyboard and harder to depress in that area. It features an integrated Windows Hey there fingerprint reader and is Microsoft Precision Touchpad-compliant. The trackpad appear a bit little for the size of the laptop, however it worked adequately.

Gigabyte integrates in some productivity with a 10- essential numeric keypad and full-size, inverted-T cursor secrets. Those trained in the dark art of accounting should note, nevertheless, that the ten-key utilizes the telephone design, instead of the more useful calculator design that would put the ‘0’ essential below the ‘1.’

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The per crucial RGB keyboard features Omron mechanical turn on the Aorus 17 G.

The speaker quality is better than we have actually heard in thin-and-light gaming laptop computers, however that’s not saying much. Still, the reality that you can hear these so-so speakers over the fans is a victory for the Aorus 17 G. Speaking of which …

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Why the Gigabyte Aorus 17 G is so quiet

Gaming laptops have a reputation for being loud, because it takes a lot of cooling to keep an industrious CPU and GPU in line during extensive gaming.

We set the laptop’s GPU to its “Increase” setting, which runs it harder than stock, and left the CPU on its regular profile, and then ran 3DMark’s tension test on the Aorus 17 G.

The Gigabyte Aorus 17 G published a solid rating in Cinebench R15’s multithreaded test, sticking close to laptop computers much larger and much heavier. Longer bars show better efficiency.

We likewise run Cinebench using a single thread to evaluate performance in the bulk of mainstream applications that utilize just one CPU core. Besides the latest Ryzen 5000 chips, most of these laptops fall in near to one another, with little distinctions you ‘d probably never discover.

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In single-threaded efficiency, the Gigabyte Aorus 17 G again falls near the front of the pack. Longer bars indicate much better efficiency.

The Aorus 17 G does well, pushing right up with the Asus ROG Flow X13 and its 8-core Ryzen 9-5980 HS chip.

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The Gigabyte Aorus 17 G once again posts among the best ratings, and in among our most thermally attempting tests, a tribute to its proficient balance of efficiency and heat gain. Shorter bars are better.

What about video gaming performance? Learn on the next page.

  • Gigabyte’s Aorus 17 G brings top-notch GeForce RTX 3080 gaming without all the sound you usually get in a video gaming laptop.

    Pros

    • Crisp mechanical keyboard
    • Really quiet in spite of high-end GPU

    Cons

    • Some performance is compromised to keep the laptop computer quiet
    • Power adapter’s right-side location might annoy gamers utilizing a mouse and mouse pad