I'Ll be taking a detailed look at thermals and overclocking and seeing how much we can improve performance by under vaulting and tweaking fan. Speed I've got the Auris 15 w 9, which means there's an Intel, i7, 87, 58 CPU and nvidia r, TX 2060 graphics. However, the 15 X 9 model is also available with our TX 2070 graphics, so expect different results with that one on the bottom of the laptop we can see. We'Ve got quite a large air intake vent, which is great to see. The rubber feet also seem to be angled such that they block the hot air being exhausted from coming straight back into the fans, so air should only be pulled in from the front. There are also quite a few heat pipes here and some are shared between the processor and graphics, so we're changing one component will affect the other, for instance, if the CPU gets hot, the graphics will be affected as a result. I'Ll also briefly talk about gigabytes, new AI feature that comes with their new RT X laptops. There are two modes: AI edge and AI cloud: AI edge processes, the data locally to make the best decisions in terms of what to change like fan, speeds, power limits and clock speeds, while the AI cloud setting will send data to Microsoft and get the best settings For the workload based on other users submitted data so I'm expecting it to perform better. Otherwise, all other tests had the AI disabled unless stated otherwise.

Thermal testing was completed with an ambient room temperature of 24 degrees Celsius, there's a lot of data here, CPU temperatures are shown by the blue bars and GPU temperatures are shown by the green bars. The gaming tests towards the bottom were tested by playing watchdogs too. As I find it to use a good amount of combined processor and graphics resources, while the stress tests were tested by running the aida64 stress test and the heav'n benchmark at the same time, in order to attempt to fully load the system, the idle temperatures are a Little warm at the bottom of the graph, however, the fans were basically silent. The temperatures aren't too hot in gaming once you increase the fan, speed or under both the CPU I'm, using a minus 0.15 volt under bolt on the CPU as denoted by UV on the graph, while the GPU overclocked listed by OC was a plus 100 50 megahertz. To the GPU core, in this case, I also wasn't seeing much of a difference between gaining its stock or with the AI features at the top of the graph. Once I started using a calling pad, I saw fairly big improvements to temperatures. It seems to be making a larger difference because of the big opening on the bottom of the laptop which assists with F'lar. These are the average clock speeds for the same tests just shown. Overall, the results were pretty good. While there was CPU throttling without the undervolt.

The clock speeds aren't too low, even while under stress test with the stress tests running and the laptop at stock, that was both thermal and Parliament throttling, as we saw in the last graph. This test got the CPU to the hottest point of 96 degrees Celsius. However, the thermal throttling could be removed by maxing out the fan, the default 50 to what TDP limit was now being hit, resulting in Paola modeling. However, as we can see, with the undervolt applied we're able to get the full 3.9 gigahertz or core turbo speed of the eye 78758, even in this worst case scenario, impressive stuff, it was also possible to boost the power limit up to 62 watts manually with Intel. Xtu, however, that would also have raised the temperatures, so I didn't take that route and instead went with under volting. These are the clock speeds. I got while just running CPU only stress tests without an AGP load, despite there being less load on the system as the graphics are not contributing heat into the system or drawing as much power as before. The clock speeds are about the same. As with the CPU and GPU stress test running with the undervolt applied, it was possible to get the full performance from this test and remove the power limit throttling. These are the temperatures from these CPU only tests with the undervolt, the temperature dropped by 5 degrees Celsius, while also giving us better performance to demonstrate how this translates into performance.

I'Ve got some Cinebench CPU benchmarks here, there's, basically, no difference in single core as that's not enough to trigger throttling. However, in the multi core test, we can see a nice improvement once under bolting the CPU, as this helps alleviate the pelmet throttling again, I could have boosted the TDP limit instead to achieve this, but then it would have run hotter. Here are the GPU and the clock speeds, while under a graphical any stress test, as well as the improvements seen by applying a 150 mega Hertz overclock to the core with MSI Afterburner, the overclock resulted in a small temperature change of 1 degree Celsius, although that was Power limit throttling in both tests. So how does this performance boost actually translate into games? I'Ve tested with the exact same Windows in video and game updates installed. The early changes are the ones listed here. Far cry 5 was tested using the built in benchmark at 1080p, with ultra settings down the bottom at stock and with the fan at default or max. There was no real difference as there wasn't thermal throttling here with the AI settings. That was a fair improvement to 1 lower results, but only a small increase to average FPS. Finally, at the top with my custom manual settings, I was able to get the highest average FPS, so the AI settings did improve performance over stock. But if you know what you're doing you can extract extra performance, the Auris control center software has some options to help improve performance easily without the need for other third party tools, for instance, by setting the graphics to 1.

We get a 100 megahertz boost to the GPU core and a 160 mega Hertz boost to the GPU memory, while the different settings for the CPU will adjust. The power limit no under vaulting appears to happen. However, by default, the CPU TDP was 52 Watts on the third setting, which is where I've done all my testing by setting it to the highest setting it boosted, 257 watts setting it to 2, puts the CPU TDP to 45 watts, as per the Intel spec. For the 87 50 H, while one lowers this further to 38 watts and zero, drops it all the way to 30 watts so less performance, it could be worth changing when on battery power to make it last longer. As for the external, temperatures will actually be put in your hands at idle. It got to the mid 30s in the center about average, while gaming, it was in the low 40s, while the WASD Keys were quite cool. Comparatively then, slightly cool under stress tests, which makes sense, as there was some CPU throttling in watchdog's two more on that in a moment, while gaming on battery powered the wrist rest area got hotter than before, with the hotspot on the left, exactly where the battery is Located as for the fan noise produced by the laptop all you ever listen to some of these tests at idle, it was completely silent, while gaming or under stress test with the fans on default speeds.

It was fairly loud above average when compared to many other laptops on max speed. When you manually boost the fans, though it gets very loud, both fans spin up to 7200 rpm, but as we've seen before, this can improve the calling a fair bit so it's nice to have as an option while the gaming performance seems pretty good. There was some current limit throttling in some of the CPU heavy games, not something I usually see. I think this points to the 180 watt power, brick not being adequate enough, at least with some of the more CPU heavy games. We can see an example here, while just driving around in watchdogs to the TDP dips to 25 watts at times which lowers framerate performance, and this seems to be why some games in my gaming tests have lower one percent lower results than expected. Overall, the temperatures seemed reasonable, still a little warm on the CPU. At times, though, considering how much of an opening we've got down the bottom and how loud the fans can get, although, as we saw, we could really take advantage of this with the cooling third, the power limit throttling in some CPU heavy games was a bit strange. I would have thought the 180. What break would be enough, given the other 20 60 laptop I've tested with the same i7. Cpu also had a 180 watt power. Brick and I didn't see these issues there and I don't have any other logic bricks at the moment.

To test with to rule the issue out, the battery doesn't drain it over while plugged into power the performance just lowers. Instead, these differences in performance shown aren't hard and fast rules. There are different factors which will vary results, primarily the temperature of the room, you're running in application of thermal paste, and even the specific hardware which comes down to the silicon lottery. You may not be able to under bolt or overclock your hardware. The same as me. It depends on the chip and its specific power requirements, so don't just blindly copy my settings and do some testing to find out where your stable point is for best results. It may be possible to further improve temperatures by swapping the thermal paste. However, as this is a review unit that I have to send back I'm, not able to change the paste, otherwise, the next reviewer will unknowingly report different results due to what I've done under vaulting, raising the fan, speed or even just using a cooling pad to improve Airflow is much easier for most people to do and as we've seen, it did improve performance in the Auris 15. Let me know how much of a performance boost you found by under melting your hardware and what you thought of the improvements here and don't forget to subscribe for the full review of the Auris 15 gaming laptop as well as future tech.