Compact and thick gaming laptop creator, the Gigabyte A5 X1-CFR2130SH is able to run recent and greedy games thanks to its GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card that also accelerates multimedia processing like the powerful AMD Octo Core Ryzen 9 Cezanne processor and 16 GB of RAM. Featuring a 15-inch IPS Full HD display with a high frequency of 240Hz that improves fluidity in games, this versatile laptop designed to play and create that runs Windows 11 benefits from a responsiveness enhanced by its fast SSD storage of 512 GB, a backlit keyboard or connectivity with Wi-Fi ax, Dual video output and USB-C.
Features of the Gigabyte A5 X1-CFR2130SH
|Screen(s)||15.6” Full HD LED IPS 240Hz thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Cezanne (3.3 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz (32GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Video card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 dedicated (1560Hz, 140W), AMD Radeon Vega 8 integrated processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2280) 1 free M.2 slot|
|Connection||1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0 (HDCP), mini-DisplayPort 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2, Intel AX200), Bluetooth 5.2 Gigabit Ethernet (2.5 Gbps, Realtek RTL8125-BG)|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (15 colors)|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Nahimic3|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64-bit|
|Autonomy advertised / Battery||4 hours / 6-cell Li-Ion 49.96Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.12 Kg / 361 x 258 x 25.3-34.4|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Gigabyte A5 X1-CFR2130SH
It sports a clearly gamer design with its compact thick dark chassis with angular lines hosting part of the connectors at the rear.
Its cooling is provided by 2 fans (5V, 53 blades), 5 heat pipes and 3 air outlets.
This versatile gaming laptop creator is equipped with good connectivity including 1 USB-C, HDMI video outputs and mini-DisplayPort convenient to easily connect to a TV or monitor for example, wireless modules Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax (newer and more powerful than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, Ethernet and audio ports but also 3 USB including 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 devices.
We can obviously backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard which is convenient to better discern them in the dim light.
Players will be delighted that the screen is adorned with a frequency of 240Hz significantly higher than the standard 60Hz which has the effect of clearly enhancing fluidity in games. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen reproduces colors more faithfully than average while having large viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. Due to its Full HD definition and its 16:9 aspect ratio, the screen also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility in bright environments (e.g. outdoors) than a glossy slab.
Performance, battery life of the Gigabyte A5 X1-CFR2130SH
The Gigabyte A5 X1-CFR2130SH can appeal to those who want to acquire a versatile 15-inch laptop that is powerful for gaming and creation.
It integrates one of the most powerful mobile processors of the moment, the AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Cezanne Octo Core here coupled with 16 GB of RAM to deliver overall power to satisfy demanding users.
This core guarantees much faster processing than a Quad/Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4, the difference being particularly noticeable under CPU and RAM intensive work taking advantage of multi-cores, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing, enough to seduce creators.
The latter will also appreciate to find embedded the dedicated graphics card GeForce RTX 3070 while it mainly targets gamers. Because it accelerates multimedia processing under software exploiting GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
Featuring NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the high-end GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing is capable of running the latest and most graphics-intensive games at a good level of detail.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3070 is automatically enabled/disabled in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers as much as possible the Radeon Vega 8 graphics solution integrated into the Ryzen 9 Octo Core yet much more modest because it consumes little energy which promotes autonomy.
In this area, expect about 4 hours of battery operation in light use.
On the storage side, there is a silent SSD while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
As a result, thanks to the SSD, we reach the maps of online games faster, for example, while game/software launches are much faster, as are processing and starts/stops.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity in line with the standard of hard drives. However, in case you need more space, you can add a second SSD via the free M.2 slot.
You can also obviously use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to benefit from fast transfers.
Finally, in case of high demands (eg games, treatments), expect this versatile multimedia creator gaming laptop to heat up and be heard.