Aorus X7 DT v8 Gaming Laptop Review – GTX 1080 Power!
This unit has an Intel, i7. 8850 H. Cpu so 6 cores 12 threads with the 4.3 gigahertz single core turbo boost, but the CPU can also be overclocked as well. More on that later, I've got 16 gig of memory running at ddr4, 2666 and dual channel, but the four slots can support up to 64 gig in total for storage there's, a 512 gig m2 nvme SSD in one of the two slots and a one terabyte hard Drive installed in the single 2.5 inch drive bay for the graphics there's, an NVIDIA GTX 1080, which powers the 17.3 inch 1080p 144 Hertz IPS panel with g sync. As for the network, connectivity, there's, a Gigabit Ethernet port 802 dot, 11 AC, Wi Fi and Bluetooth version 4.1, the Auris x7 has a solid metal build with a nice matte black finish on the top and on the interior. All of the edges are smooth and the finish and build quality overall is very nice. The dimensions of the laptop of 42.8 centimeters in width, thirty point: five centimeters in depth and 2.54 centimeters in height, so fairly large, though not too thick. Considering the specs inside the weight is listed as 3.2 kilos, and I found mine to come in a bit heavier at 3.3 kilos and with the 250 watt power, brick and cable included. The total weight increases to under four point two kilos. The power brick also has a USB type, a port on it, so you can use that to charge other devices too.
It'S got an a low 17.3 inch. 1080P 144 hertz IPS panel with g sync and comes x, rite Pantone calibrated as an IPS panel. I had absolutely no issues with the viewing angles from any direction: either I've measured the current color gamut using the Spyder 5 pro and my results returned 97 of srgb, 68 of ntsc and 74 of Adobe. She be so pretty decent for a gaming laptop at 100. Brightness I measured the panel at 322 nits in the center and with an 890 to 1 contrast ratio so again fairly decent for a gaming laptop overall, I thought it'd look pretty good I've taken a long exposure photo in a dark room as a worst case. Backlight bleed test and we can see some imperfections along the bottom and in the top left corner. I didn't really notice these myself, though, even while browsing darker content, but this will vary between laptops. Anyway, there was some screenflex while pushing it likely is the hinges in the middle, so the far corners will have less stability, but overall, as it's metal, it felt fairly solid. It can also be opened easily with one finger as there's a fair bit of weight, and it felt very well balanced, so you could use it on your lap without it falling off above the display in the center is a 720p camera. The camera looks alright. A little grainy even went well with her microphone sounds about average. The keyboard was nice to type with and has n key rollover here's.
How the key presses sound to try and give you an idea of what to expect 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 at times, that's just to do with the shutter speed of my camera, not matching the lights in person and looks fine on the left of the keyboard. There are five programmable macro keys, which can be configured through the same or a fusion software. This did take me some getting used to I kept hitting g5. When I wanted to press control. For example, there was almost no keyboard flex while pushing down fairly hard. It felt very sturdy: the touchpad uses eteland drivers by default and was extremely smooth to the touch it felt great and has a blue color Dorris logo on it. I was able to easily install precision drivers, third, which made it perfect for me much like the era. 15X, endorsed x5 above the keyboard on the left and riot appear to be extra air intakes for the internal components with the power button which lights up in the center. Moving on to the IR on the Left, there's a Kensington, lock air exhaust fan, Gigabit Ethernet port. Three USB 3.1 gen2 on type, a ports; 3.5 millimeter head Fernan, mic jacks and the left speaker in the front corner on the right, there's, the right speaker on the front corner, UHS SD card slot type c ports, one of which is Thunderbolt 3, while the other Is USB 3.
1 gen2, hdmi, 2.0 and mini DisplayPort 1.4 outputs and air exhaust vent on the back there's two large air exhaust vents on the corners, as well as the power input in the center with a fourth USB 3.1 type, a port though this one is Gen. 2, unlike the others, the front only has some status LEDs towards the right hand, side and if you click the bottom right corner of the touchpad, they light up to show you the battery charge level, the two. What speakers sound pretty decent for a laptop nice and clear, but a little tinny at higher volumes, but some bass from the 2? What subwoofers? Although I expected more on the back of the matte black metal lid there's, some grooves and the horus logo in the center? The logo has a mirrored finish and lights up white when the laptops powered on fingerprints are mostly hidden thanks to the matte finish, but they still show up and are easy to wipe away from the smooth surface underneath there's, some air intake vents towards the back and The vents closer to the front of the two subwoofers the rubber feet also did a very good job at preventing movement while in use the bottom can be removed by unscrewing the 12 tr6 screws and from left to right there's. The single 2.5 inch drive bay, Wi Fi card first nvme or solder into slot for memory slots and the second nvme slot underneath powering the laptop is a fairly large, 94 1l battery and with a full charge and just watching youtube videos with the screen on half Brightness lighting effects off and background apps disabled, it was only lasting for 2 hours and 32 minutes not great.
This is due to the g sync display I wasn't able to manually swap over to the Intel integrated graphics, so the GTX 1080 was in use the whole time while playing The Witcher 3 with medium settings and invidious battery boosts set to 30fps. The battery lasted for 59 minutes, however, was still running at 100 FPS on average. Even with my cap in place, I couldn't limit it properly. By the time it had 10 battery remaining, the framerate dropped so low that it was unplayable any longer overall, a little disappointed with the battery life as it's got a huge 94 watt hour, one like the error 15, but it wasn't unexpected due to gsync and being Forced into only using the NVIDIA GTX, 1080 graphics, you'll probably want to keep the charger close by thermal testing was completed with an ambient room temperature of 21 degrees Celsius so expect warmer. Temperatures in a warmer environment also keep in mind there's a heat pipe shared between the processor and graphics, so a change in one component may affect the other starting towards the bottom of the graph at idle. The temperatures are fairly cool, though the fans were still audible. As you'll hear soon moving up the graph, the green bar shows the result of playing watchdogs to its stock settings. So with the normal fan profile in use, the normal fan profile keeps the CPU clock speeds at stock settings with a 40 watt TDP coupler. The max fan profile not only maxes out the fan, but also increases the TDP cap on the CPU to 55 watts and boosts all six cores to 4.
3 gigahertz, and this is shown in the yellow bar. The CPU temperature goes up here as we're unlocking more CPU performance in this mode, but the GPU drops just slightly thanks to the boosted fan speeds. If we under bolt the CPU by minus 0.15 or volts in orange, the CPU and GPU do drop back slightly and then finally, in red, I was actually seeing better temperatures with the overclock supplied there as you'll see in the next graph, the CPU wasn't performing. Quite as well anymore, the stress tests were done by running a to 64 and the heav'n benchmark at the same time, in order to attempt to fully utilize both the processor and graphics, continuing up in the graph with the dark red bar, there was a combination of Thermal and power limit throttling taking place on the CPU with stock, with the max fan profile in pink. It gets slightly hotter now, as this boosts the power limit and there's still thermal throttling taking place with the minus 0.15 volt under bolt applied to the CPU in purple. The temperatures don't change but we'll see in the next graph how this helped with performance and then no real difference with the overclocked supplied in dark blue at the top. These are the average clock speeds for the same tests just shown again starting down the bottom in green. While gaming, we can see a nice improvement when we enable the max and profile as the power limit of the CPU gets boosted with the under multiplied in orange.
The clock speeds are able to get even higher, but with the overclock applied in this game, I was seeing slower results due to power limit throttling, with the stress tests it's a similar story, we're, basically able to get 4.0 gigahertz on all six cores. Under this worst case scenario, with full CPU and GPU load, these are the clock speeds. I got while just running CPU only stress tests without any GP load out of the box, with the normal fan profile shown in light blue we're. Not getting that great of a result, we can easily improve this by under vaulting or boosting the power limit in Intel xeu, as shown by the green and yellow boss, respectively, with the max fan profile in orange we're. Now getting better results, though, still not able to get the full 4.3 gigahertz speed that all caused Sabine overclock to do to power limit throttling. Boosting the power limit further in red allows us to start getting higher clock speeds. I just set it to 100 watts or something fairly high. Finally, in the purple bar with a combination of under vaulting polymer, boosting and manual overclocking I'm able to get all six cores to 4.4 gigahertz and actually achieve this speed under stress tests to demonstrate how this translates into performance. I'Ve got some Cinebench CPU benchmarks here with an eye 78758 just there for comparison as it's the next level down at stock. The result isn't great third, once we boost the power limit we're at least getting performance comparable to the 8750 age.
Applying the CPU under vault helps improve things a little and then with all cores overclocked. We start seeing some further improvements. Here are the GPU in the clock speeds, while under a graphical only stress test both at stock and with the 200 megahertz GPU core of a clock applied, although one average in this test we're only seeing a 100 megahertz boost g2 power limitations on the graphics, and I wasn't able to modify this with msi afterburner. As for the external temperatures, where you'll actually be putting your hands at idle, that was sitting in the low 30s while gaming, the keyboard area, is in the low 40s, while the area just above the keyboard reaches 50, which should be fine, as you aren't, typically putting Your hands there and then very similar results are observed when under CPU and GPU stressed us and it's worth noting the area where your wrists it's stayed fairly cool in comparison. As for the fan, noise produced by the laptop I'll lay over listen to some of these tests at idle, the fans were still a little audible and while gaming, it was perhaps a little quieter than many other laptops. I'Ve tested with around the same result, while under stress dust, if we max out the fans it can get quite loud. However, the Auris software does allow you to customise the fan, speed in 15 different stages of speed control. Overall, I thought the performance was pretty decent. Considering the powerful specs inside, although the CPU does get quite hot as expected, but as shown with under faulting and boosting the power limit, we are able to get quite a bit of performance out of it.
Finally, let's take a look at some gaming benchmarks, as mentioned earlier by default, the Auris x7 runs with the normal fan profile, which caps the CPU TDP to 40 watts. I'Ve done all of the following gaming tests with the max fan profile enabled so the power limit has been boosted to 55 watts and all cores have been overclocked to 4.3 kakou Hertz, as I think that would be a pretty common way. People would make use of the laptop without going in and manually tweaking under bolting power limits and clock speeds, but I will show how these changes affect performance later other than that I was running Windows 10 with all updates applied and these Nvidia drivers so let's see How well it runs fortnight was tested with the replay feature and definite epic settings. The average framerate was close to the refresh rate of the screen with the 1 low results, still above 100 FPS with even higher results at lower settings, although it ran perfectly smoothly at a beginning way, overwatch was tested playing in the practice range and once again, very High average frame rates even in epic settings, although the 1 low results are quite low. Comparatively though still good overall and the 300 FPS cap could be hit at medium and low settings, shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark. I still haven't tested this out on too many laptops here, but the average frame rates look pretty good here compared to the others that I have tried it on.
With 100 FPS at high settings of allure, pub G was tested using the replay feature and over. This is a less optimised game. We'Re able to get some pretty good frame rates with above 100 FPS averages possible at high settings and blur and the lowest settings are actually allowing us to put the 144 Hertz display to use. Csgo was tested using analytical benchmark and the results are fairly high here for a laptop over 400 FPS at minimum settings on 1080p, with the 1 low result, not too far below the refresh rate of the display Rainbow six siege was tested with the built in bench. Mark and was another that ran well at basically all setting levels with 1 lows at Ultra settings not far behind the refresh rate of the display. So even the dips and performance went bad far. Cry 5 was also tested with the built in benchmark, and the results for this test are pretty good. Almost averaging 100 FPS at Ultra settings with up to 120 seen at low settings Assassin's Creed origins, is another game that I've tested using the built in benchmark and here we're, seeing pretty good results for this somewhat intensive test, even at ultra high settings, the frame rates Are pretty decent as I've ever personally think this game needs a high frame rate to play? Dota 2 was tested using an intensive replay as a West case scenario. These results do not represent real gameplay, which would perform higher but are comparable to my previous dota 2 benchmarks.
Testing battlefield 1 in the first campaign mission ran well at all setting levels. Although the 1 low results were a fair bit below the averages. However, I didn't personally really notice any dips in performance while playing and this doesn't really change much at lower settings anyway. What jokes 2 is a demanding game, although it doesn't really need a high frame rate to play, but despite this, even at Ultra settings, we've got pretty nice results and still very playable, with not too much of a difference as we drop the setting levels down. Darce recon is another demanding game and was tested using the built in benchmark and when just able to average 60 FPS in this test at Ultra settings. So still playable, though a much better experience at pretty much any other setting level. The Witcher 3 was plain great at all. Setting levels, though I did have hair works disabled here above 100 FPS averages at Ultra settings in this game. Pretty nice results for a laptop, and these increase a fair bit as we step down in setting levels. I'Ve got a few more games covered in the dedicated gaming benchmark video if you're interested all of the games tested at giving us pretty nice results. I think this is only the second or third laptop I've ever had with NVIDIA GTX, 1080 graphics and paired with an overclockable CPU we're, seeing pretty good results, although performance does depend on the game and settings in use now for the benchmarking tools, I've tested, heaven valley And superposition from Unigine, as well as fire strike time, spy and VR mark from a 3d mark just pause.
The video, if you want a detailed look at these results, as we saw earlier, we've got the option of overclocking the CPU and graphics, so let's see how this actually helps improve gaming performance, the exact same windows, updates, game updates and Nvidia drivers were installed, so there Shouldn'T be any changes other than these overclocking under vaulting and power limit boost changes, Far Cry 5 was retested using the built in benchmark and there wasn't much difference in this title. Just a 2.3 percent improvement to average FPS with the overclock supplied at Ultra settings Fortnight was retested using the exact same replay, and there was a little more improvement in this game with the six percent, better average frame rate at epic settings and 5 percent improvement to The one percent allure results it looks like with the power limit, boosting overclocking and under vaulting combination. We can extract a little extra performance out of the laptop as for storage in crystal disk mark, the 512 gig m2 nvme SSD is giving us pretty good results and remember this space to install a second and VMAN doc to drive to the one terabyte 7200 rpm Hard drive, on the other hand, is giving us typical speeds of a spinning disk. The SD slot was also performing very well as a UHS through slot. My v9 t grated card achieves good results for updated pricing check the links in the description, as this will change over time at the time of recording here in Australia, it's going for around 4200 Australian dollars or around two thousand eight hundred and fifty US dollars in The US on Amazon, sorry fairly pricey as you'd expect for a laptop with NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics, you paying for the best based on the specs competition would be something like the alien way.
17, though, that costs more. That does have the slightly better eye 9 CPU. Either way I haven't personally tested anything that directly compares to these specs just yet myself. So what did you guys think if the Auris x7 gaming laptop overall it's, very impressive it's got excellent, build quality and it feels great. The specs are amazing and you can boost the performance a bit with CPU and G. You overclocking that was expected. It will run hot with all that power, even after some under bolting the battery life wasn't too great, despite the large battery, although not too unexpected. With these powerful specs and gsync, either way, it's, definitely a very premium laptop and, as a result, comes attached with the premium price personally, I'd probably go for the smaller 15 inch in cheaper or ass x7, but that's just because for me, 1070 graphics are perfectly fine. Let me know if you'd be interested in seeing a comparison between the X 5 and X 7 in a future video and, of course, I'm interested in hearing what you guys thought of the X 7 down in the comments. Thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe.