Designed for demanding gamers, the Gigabyte Aorus 17G YC-8FR6450SH is a gaming laptop PC equipped with the high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q graphics card with ray tracing to run recent and demanding games. This GPU also speeds up processing like the large amount of 32 GB RAM and the Octo Core i7 Comet Lake-H Intel processor which provides a great deal of overall power. The responsiveness of this computer designed for gaming and creating is enhanced by its fast 1TB SSD storage. This portable PC for gaming and creation also benefits from a keyboard with backlit Omron mechanical keys and Wi-Fi connectivity. -Fi ax and USB-C Thunderbolt 3 not to mention a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen with frequency of 300Hz which improves fluidity in games.
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD IPS LED 300Hz 72% NTSC 3mm thin screen edges (1920×1080, matte / anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10870H Comet Lake-H (2.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||32 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 Super 8 GB GDDR6 Max-Q, Intel UHD 630 integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4) 1 free M.2 (2280) SSD slot|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.1, mini-DisplayPort 1.4, SD UHS-II|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi AX200), Bluetooth 5.0 LE Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8125-BG 2.5G)|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes backlit RGB Fusion 2.0 by keys (2.5mm stroke), Omron mechanical keys, N-Key Rollover|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2x2W), Nahimic3|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 94Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.7 Kg / 405 x 276 x 26|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Gigabyte Aorus 17G YC-8FR6450SH
Equipped with a CNC aluminum chassis, it has a relatively sober appearance for a gamer laptop PC which it nevertheless takes up the codes of the genre with its angular lines and its dark color.
It is cooled by WindForce Infinity technology which is based on 2 large fans (12V, 71 blades), 5 copper heat pipes as well as vents present both at the back and on the sides and below.
This designer-oriented gaming laptop PC is equipped with good connectivity capable of satisfying demanding users. There is indeed 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 3, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, HDMI and mini video outputs. Useful DisplayPort to easily connect to a monitor or a TV for example, audio and Ethernet ports without forgetting 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible), guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
The keys of the chiclet keyboard can be easily discerned in the half-light thanks to the RGB backlighting system per key. But here, we are not dealing with a chiclet keyboard but a keyboard with Omron mechanical keys more suited to the game, which players will appreciate.
The screen makes it more fluid in games because it adopts a refresh rate of 300Hz which improves fluidity compared to the standard 60Hz. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen displays colors more faithful than the average as well as important vertical and horizontal viewing angles. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use. For the rest, the screen adopts expected specifications: 16: 9 format suitable for video playback and Full HD definition ready for High Definition content.
Performance, battery life of the Gigabyte Aorus 17G YC-8FR6450SH
The Gigabyte Aorus 17G YC-8FR6450SH can appeal to those on a budget who want to invest in a versatile large-format laptop that is powerful in gaming and is creative oriented.
It is capable of running the most recent and graphics-intensive games as it incorporates one of the most powerful high-end NVIDIA Ampere dedicated graphics cards around, the GeForce RTX 3080 here in Max-Q edition .
Just like the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor, the GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q of course allows you to view photos.
It is the on-board NVIDIA Optimus technology that automatically switches in real time between the two as needed. Optimus gives maximum preference to the Intel UHD 630 despite its modest features because it favors battery life compared to the GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q.
In terms of battery life precisely, expect about 6 hours of battery operation in light use.
The GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q will also be of interest to creatives because it speeds up processing in software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Adobe Pre Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere.
Creators as well as gamers and more generally demanding users will be delighted by the overall power delivered by this gaming laptop PC. Because it is built around an Intel HM470 chipset, a large amount of 32 GB RAM and a Comet Lake-H Octo Core i7-10870H processor.
This core guarantees much faster processing than 8/16 GB DDR4 and a Quad / Hexa Core processor. The difference is particularly important in areas that are greedy in RAM and CPU resources using multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
The storage is up to the task, entrusted to an SSD whose large capacity of 1 TB competes without worry with what hard drives offer.
But compared to the latter, remember that an SSD is silent, more energy efficient, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, one reaches for example faster on the cards of the online games than with a simple hard disk. We also benefit in particular from games / software launches, processing and starting / stopping much faster.
Scalability is also required since an M.2 slot is free to add a second SSD if necessary in order to gain capacity.
Finally if this laptop designed for gamers and creators is not easy to transport because of its weight and its large format, the latter has the advantage of being comfortable for use mainly (eg at home).
However, when it is strongly pushed (eg: games, treatments), this gaming laptop PC is heard and heats up to the point that we will avoid using it on the knees or on a duvet.