Aorus X5 v8 Gaming Laptop Review and Benchmarks
We'Ll take a closer look at what the laptop has to offer check out. Some benchmarks and help you decide if it's a laptop. You should consider let's get right into the specs of my unit there's an Intel i7 88 58 CPU, which has six cores and can turbo up to 4.3 gigahertz and single core workloads or four gigahertz. With all six cause it can be overclocked and out of the box. This one was overclocked to run all six cores at 4.3 gigahertz in my unit, the 16 gig of ddr2 thousand 666 megahertz in dual channel, but the two slots can support up to 32 gig for storage there's, a 512 gig m2 nvme SSD and 2.5 inch. One terabyte 7200 rpm hard drive in this unit, then it can take up to 2 m2 nvme drives for the graphics there's, an nvidia 1070, which powers the 15.6 inch 1080p 144 hertz IPS display with g sync and we'll, see how this performs soon in the benchmarks. For the network connectivity there's, a Gigabit Ethernet port support for 8 or 2.11 AC, Wi Fi, as well as Bluetooth, 4.1, the lid and interior, are both a matte black aluminium and the build quality is pretty nice. It does have some plastic parts such as the trim around the base, but overall it feels quite solid. The physical dimensions of the laptop of ' centimeters in width, twenty seven point: two centimeters in depth and 2.2 nine centimeters in height.
So on the slightly bigger side. For a 15 inch laptop, the total weight of the laptop is listed at 2.5 kilos. Although mind weights slightly more than this, with the 200 watt power, brick and cable for charging, the total weight increases to 3.5 kilos so approaching the heavier side of things. As mentioned to the screen, here is a 15.6 inch, 144 Hertz 1080p IPS panel with g sync, a pretty sweet combination for Gaming. I found the viewing angles to be excellent. Images are still perfectly clear, even on sharp angles and it's x, ray pattern. Calibrated and certified I've also measured the current color gamut using the Spyder 5 Pro and my results. Return 97 of srgb, 68 of ntsc and 73 of adobe RGB, so pretty good compared to many other laptops, I've tested I'd, happily use it for content creation. In addition to gaming, I've performed my usual backlight bleed test on the display, which involves, having the laptop show a black screen in a dark room to help emphasize any bleeding. I then take a long exposure photo to display any bleed. So this is a worst case scenario test in my unit, there's, actually a fair bit of bleed, as you can see here, although I couldn't really notice it under normal lighting while playing games, but this will of course vary between laptops while moving the display. There was only a little bit of flex. It was fairly solid as it's metal and has two large hinges out towards the corners.
It can also be opened easily, with one finger demonstrating a fairly even weight distribution above the display in the center is the 720p camera. The video from the camera looks pretty blurry even with some decent lighting. The microphone doesn't sound great and the laptops Fannin's are quite a liveable when you're not talking the keyboard was really nice to type with. I found the keys slightly clicky depressed, but quiet here's, how they sound to try and give you an idea: it's an RGB keyboard with individual key backlighting. So you can apply a lot of different effects through the Auris fusion software throughout the video. The key lighting may look like it's flickering that's, just to do with the shutter speed of my camera, not matching the lights in person, though, it looks fine on the left of the keyboard, there's, five programmable macro keys, which can be configured through the same or as Fusion software this took me some getting used to I kept hitting g5. When I wanted to press control, there was almost no keyboard flex while pushing down fairly hard. It was very sturdy. The touchpad uses eland drivers by default and was extremely smooth to the touch it felt great and it has a bronze, colored or ass logo on it. I was able to easily install precision drivers, though, which made it perfect much like what I did with the error. 15X, moving on to the IO on the Left, there's, a Kensington, lock air exhaust fan mini displayport, 1.
4 output, 2, USB type c ports. One is Thunderbolt 3 only while the other is USB 3.1 gen2 and 3.5 millimeter headphone and microphone jacks on the right there's. The SD card slot, which supports UHS 2 cards 2 USB 3.1 gen2 type, a ports, HDMI 2.0 port and Erik source fen on the back there's, the power input 2 more USB 3.1 type, a ports, one is Gen 2, while the other is Gen 1 and gigabit. Ethernet port there's, nothing on the front other than some status, LEDs, what's the write up on the lid there's, the Auris logo. It'S got a mirrored finish and lights up white when the laptops powered on fingerprints show up, but they aren't too obvious on the matte finish and they're fairly easy to wipe off underneath there's some rubber feet, which do a very good job of preventing the laptop from Moving around as well as rise it up slightly to let cool air in we've got events right above the CPU and GPU in the center and above the intake fans. Two speakers have found underneath towards the front on the left and right sides and there's more below the display. They sound quite good for laptop speakers, there's a little bass from the two subwoofers and they sound fairly clear, even a maximum volume. The laptop can be opened up easily, with a hex screw driver bit and inside we can see the seven total heat pipes. We'Ve also got our two m dot two slots which both support nvme drives.
The Wi Fi card slot, as well as a single 2.5 inch drive Bay, which is populated with our one terabyte hard drive. The two RAM slots are also easily accessible here towards the back of the laptop, so it's, pretty good in terms of overall accessibility powering. The laptop is a 94 watt hour battery and with a full charge in just watching youtube videos. With the screen on half brightness keyboard lighting off and background apps disabled, I was able to use it for 3 hours and 24 minutes. I wasn't able to disable g sync through the software and there was no option in the BIOS, so we're stuck with the Nvidia 1070 graphics burnin extra power, as it can't, swap over to the Intel integrated graphics instead, while playing The Witcher 3 with medium settings and Nvidia'S battery boost set to 30fps the battery lost it for 1 hour and 11 minutes a fairly nice result. The battery is quite large and it does alright, despite not being able to use the Intel graphics but that's generally a downside of having j sync for the first time. I'Ve also tested battery life, while under bolting the cpu we don't really see any difference in the youtubes test, as the cpu isn't really doing much work, but while gaming it does appear that we can get a little more noticeable improvement, although it wasn't really anything major Temperature testing was done with an ambient room temperature of 18 degrees Celsius, it's approaching winter here, so expect warmer temperatures in a warmer environment at idle.
Both the CPU and GPU sat below 40 degrees Celsius. Otherwise it was running fairly. Warm. The gaming result in green was done playing pub G at high settings with the fans on default speeds. The yellow bar just above this was also from playing pub G, but with the CPU under bolted and the CPU and GPU overclocked under vaulting. The CPU alone was enough to drop the temperatures a little live and, while overclocked and we'll see how this affected clock speeds in the next graph, full load was tested with a 264 and the heav'n benchmark running at the same time, and with the fans at both Default speed or maxed out, the temperature was the same as the fans were very close to full speed already, but you'll hear this for yourself shortly. Finally, the purple bar is the same stress test, but with under vaulting and overclocking applied, and we can see that this gave us just a slightly better GPU temperature at 90 degrees. The CPU was thermal, throttling it didn't go above this and the clock speeds suffer as here are the average clock speeds over all six cause while testing? So you can see any throttling, while gaming, with pub G at stock settings no throttling was observed. We can see all CPU cores averaged around four gigahertz, which is the old core turbo speed of the 8850 H, while overclocked dual cores ran it just under four point. Three gigahertz, despite having them, set to four point four gigahertz, and this appeared to be due to power limit throttling.
This was improved a bit with the undervolt, though, in the stress tests there was some thermal throttling taking place even with the fans on maximum. Despite this, under vaulting, the CPU did still improve things quite a bit as shown in red. The CPU cores were around 500 megahertz faster as a result of the CPU under volt, and only just barely throttling. If the GPU load was removed completely, the CPU temperature would drop quite a bit into the low 80s. These are the clock speeds. I got while just running CPU only stress tests without the undervolt. The CPU was pal limit throttling, rather than thermal throttling thermal throw tling was only happening with a combined CPU and GPU workload under vaulting. The CPU not only dropped the temperatures, as shown earlier, but also reduced the power limit throttling, resulting in the higher clock speeds shown here. I did attempt GPU under vaulting for the first time, but I wasn't able to see any more than a 1 degree difference. So I didn't bother retesting everything as for the external temperatures, where you'll actually be putting your hands at idle, the body of the laptop is sitting in the low 30s, so quite cool while gaming. This increases to about 44 degrees and is a little warm to the touch in the center, but not too bad, and I saw a very similar result while running the stress tests. However, the wrist rests and right side of the keyboard stayed fairly cool in comparison.
As for the fan noise produced by the laptop I'll, let you have a listen to some of these tests: Music at idle. The fan was still audible, but it was fairly quiet while running the stress tests and while gaming, the total system volumes don't change much and they were only just behind the full fan. Speed going to full fan. Speed didn't really change the temperatures, as it was basically already close to maxing out anyway, and it was fairly loud. I'Ll also note that there was a no noticeable coil wound, while testing in my unit. Finally, let's take a look at some benchmarks. Will first cover some real world gaming benchmarks, followed by tests with various benchmarking tools. All tests will run at 1080p with the latest Nvidia drivers and Windows updates to date installed. All tests will run with all six CPU cores. Overclocked to 4.3 gigahertz, as this seemed to be the out of the box configuration the spec sheet, does note that it's overclocked to 4.3 gigahertz. So this seems to make sense, and it was perfectly stable for me. So I left it in place under bolting in GPU. Overclocking we're not done at this point, starting out with fortnight I was able to utilize the 144 Hertz refresh rate of the display at high settings or lower. However, to me, it still ran really well back settings to the 1 lows can drop down quite a bit compared to the averages, as this game greatly depends on what's going on and what other players are doing, which also means that you should take the results with A grain of salt over which was fairly similar in terms of the average frame rates just playing with the boots.
We were able to surpass the refresh rate of the display at high settings are lower and the 1 lows aren't very low here, so it always felt nice and smooth csgo was averaging well above what the refresh rate of the display could output the 1 lows dropped Down a lot in this test due to the smokes but they're still fairly high and can be improved by dropping the settings down. Pub G was tested using the replay feature, but take the results with a grain of salt as like fortnight, it will depend on what's going on in the game, so the results can vary quite a lot, as shown by the one percent lows, which are quite a Bit lower than the averages I've added, Far Cry 5 due to popular demand and I'm, just using the built in benchmark, the framerate seems pretty decent and while having a quick play, it seemed to run pretty well. Dota 2 was tested using a fairly intensive replay, so this should be a worst case scenario. Realistically, you'll probably get better results than this, while actually playing and even in this intensive test were always averaging above 100 FPS Rainbow. Six siege was tested with the built in benchmark and we're, seeing quite high frame rates at all setting levels and while the one percent lows are a fair bit behind realistically they're still quite high, so it should play great with a 144 Hertz screen. Battlefield 1 also ran quite well.
However, although the average frame rates were quite high, the 1 lose can drop down quite a bit during intense fights. However, to me, it still felt nice and smooth if an 80 FPS average dips aren't that terrible, at least from someone that mostly uses a 60 Hertz monitor The Witcher 3 doesn't really need a high frame rate to enjoy, and even on ultra settings to me, it Played great, however, we can improve the frame rates quite a bit by lowering the settings if needed. Rise of the Tomb Raider was tested using the built in benchmark, and the results are quite good with over 100 FPS, seven and maximum settings. Ghost Recon is a fairly resource, intensive game and was again tested with the built in bench mark. Although ultra settings are quite low, this is always the case in this game at very high or lower was definitely playable. Despite the occasional dips, as shown by the one percent lows watchdogs to is another fairly resource intensive game. That is another that I personally think doesn't need a high frame rate to play. I can play this with 40 FPS averages, no problem. So with one percent lows higher than this 7 at Ultra settings are played really well. Doom was tested using Vulcan and even at Ultra settings I was able to average above the refresh rate of the display to me. It always felt nice and smooth even during intense fights, I've got a couple more games covered in the dedicated gaming benchmark video, if you're interested now onto the benchmarking tools, I've tested, Heaven Valley and superposition from Unigine, as well as fire strike time, spy and VR mark From 3d mark just pause the video – if you want to detail, to look at these results overall, I thought that these were some nice results.
The Intel i7 8850 H, CPU and Nvidia 1070 graphics are quite a powerful combination and are able to put the 144 Hertz screen to work in a number of games. Although, of course, depending on the games, you may need to lower the settings to get the necessary frame rates as for overclocking the gaming benchmarks, shame previously are already CPU overclocked, with all cores running around 4.3 Kouga Hertz and in games. I wasn't able to push much above this due to the power limit throttling anyway, slightly higher clock speeds were possible in CPU only testing, as we saw earlier as I was only able to apply a 120 megahertz GPU overclock. This didn't really make enough sense to justify the time spent redoing. All the tests, as those results depend on the silicon lottery anyway. I'Ve, just quickly got some CPU benchmarks here to show you how the popular 8750 H and 7700 HQ from the last generation compared with the 8850 H in the Auris x5. We can see that it's a decent step up from the seventh generation, as we've got two extra cores and slightly faster single threaded clock speeds and we can see there's a nice little boost with the 4.4 gigahertz or core overclock applied. But I plan on comparing this more in a dedicated future comparison. Video in crystal disk mark the 512 gig m2 nvme SSD was getting above 2.3 gigabytes per second in sequential reads, and around 1.5 gigabytes per second and sequential, writes so it's going quite well, while the one terabyte 7200 rpm hard drive, gets around 110 megabytes per second.
In both fairly typical for a hard drive, i've also tested the UHS to sd card slope using a V 19 rated card, and we can see that it's, basically able to max it out. This now takes the lead for the fastest SD slot I've tested. So far. At idle their end onto Drive sudden around 58 degrees Celsius and peaked at 81, while constantly reading and writing for around 10 minutes. So it was quite warm, but this will vary depending on the model of Drive installed. As for the price, the Auris x5 v, 8 laptop comes in, and around 3800 australian dollars here in australia, at the time of recording or about 2600 US dollars in the US, it's. Definitely not cheap, but that's always going to be the case with high end specs. Like this and a laptop, so what did you guys think of the Auris X by a v8 gaming laptop overall, I thought it was a very capable and powerful gaming machine thanks to the six core, 8850 h, nvidia, 1070 graphics and 144 hertz screen with g sync. You'Re able to play any game problems on it. This powerful hardware and lack of ability to swap over to integrated graphics does mean that the battery life suffers even there. The battery is quite large. The build quality of the laptop is very nice and premium feeling, and I think it looks great. The only issues I had were the temperatures and backlight bleed.
It runs fairly. Warm and loud even with under bolting, apply it and power, and thermal throttling was a factor under heavy load regardless. It was still performing very well as we've seen and the noise can be mitigated by just wearing headphones, as you saw, this unit had quite a bit of backlight bleed present but it's difficult to know if that's common as it will vary between laptops, hopefully it's. Just an issue with this one, let me know what you guys thought down in the comments and leave a like if you found the review useful thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.